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Indy over KC... Classic Comeback or Overwhelming Choke Job?

Jan 6, 2014|

We discuss the incredible game played by the Patriots opponent in the divisional round as the Colts come back from 38-10 to beat KC. A lot of folks differ on their view of the comeback, and we discuss and debate it.

Transcript - will not be 100% accurate

And -- happy inauguration day to all of you soccer hall here on WEEI WEEI dot com as well. Can't believe the first thing I read and heard this morning. Wake up. Thinking about what a great weekend of football was three great games plus the phone excuse the -- and Andy Dalton. In the first me first thank you read today. Peter King right that Monday Morning Quarterback Dan Patrick talking about on his showing as is the fact that the NFL wants to immediately expand. They wanna expand the playoffs add an extra team in either league in either conference. And not I think it makes the play I'll tell you because I don't know that I know what money money money monument -- golden goose -- -- that story three that ferry to go back. Forgetting about what it does to the playoffs tells -- that makes the actual playoff weekend for -- in the playoffs that much worse to have an extra game or because the competition and be down a little bit. I don't think we'd be worse off that Arizona and Pittsburgh -- both made the playoffs they -- think that that puts us in a -- or spot. But I do think it significantly reduces the importance of the regular season when you're adding an extra team that you don't need that. I think at times. This administration who's to blame for maybe it's a bunch of people on an easy target is Roger Goodell. -- a lot of people -- Have have. Maybe over. So many different ways. To screw up only what is going just fine. And it. One day talking about an eighteen game regular season schedule another time another floating rumors about a Super Bowl and -- that super Wal-Mart and this American tradition. Let's take it somewhere that means it's much or maybe an NFL team in London expanding the Super Bowl. Let's take away all kickoffs let's take away special teams but -- keep going -- what you've got to get things going. You'll have got the greatest and it is greatly. I think it's the best -- had a out of North America only support major sport is the best one by far. Beyond in -- improvement. It's tinkering it's meddling it's stupidity. While -- and what's the -- are obviously using its money -- -- right that would be the only reason to do anything like this but that that the other question is. Is -- things they've tried to change. Actually hurt them on the back -- right there's room expands so far and so far beyond its reaches that it starts to crumble from the inside out. And if you're in the NFL that's the one rule that's the one thing you should be wary of is is ruining your game from the inside out how many hits can you take. You've taken away kickoffs OK fine you can handle that. You're making the game less physical there's less heating in the inside. Less hitting the quarterback there's less hitting them a defenseless receiver. Can we withstand that -- I think we can withstand that. We're gonna expand we're gonna do this we're gonna how many things how many hits can you take before eventually people saying. You know what this is no longer the game that I fell in love with. Now may be as long as the other three sports continue to muddle along the way they do. Unless baseball actually has some sort of vision with the next commissioner to try to jump back into the public I am a hockey does something which never gonna happen unless basketball changes some of the way it's it's played and viewed etc. Made the political focus and have a choice it is going to be number one no matter what happens they can tinker all they want they can add playoff teams they can add eighteen games that schedule they can do any of these things it won't matter all because what -- they what -- -- Pick the Super Bowl lot of North America and I think that might which you know watch. I don't know should watch out and of course you really watch like her members that on Friday asking the wrong guy to -- restaurant guy in the wrong business from and a half. I have to watch but does that does that diminish the Super Bowl super Super Bowl is played in Amsterdam are -- thought about it. Yes I think you would -- yes that would in effect. Of all the I have talked about that or -- -- maybe yesterday and that -- doesn't bother me the eighteen game season is the one it's always driven me crazy I don't need more of the NFL just -- needed on Thursday by Super Bowl in Geneva. Not always wanted to suitable to be engineer is being very to neutral site via. Of course. It's an ultimate -- -- their way to make it fair to make its ultimate ultimate neutral site were stamping the Geneva. I don't know if this is the only thing I do like it -- -- -- they got it right this week I hope they hope cooler heads prevail hope more intelligent. Heads prevail. Because this weekend. Every. Damn good football with other script football -- football it was dramatic it was intriguing. It -- and add to my -- -- -- accuracy. For most of these games bad games the so called that game Cincinnati San Diego. I'm around see how that -- -- for the Cincinnati Bengals at an all stupid. All of these games. War or came down to the fourth quarter you even -- the even if they didn't like the Bengals games seventeen point -- deficit for the Bengals were still watch -- came -- to play. Was that I I was disappointed by the Green Bay San Francisco game like because we had built up I think we exaggerated or were told that the that the weather was going to be worse than -- one. Clearly the weather was bad but I was expecting the -- they're getting in the midwest today to -- yesterday. It was not negative fifty with the wind -- was not negative fifteen temperature wise that temperature for the most part stayed above zero they're talking about wind -- being in the negative ten to negative fifteen range not that that's not freezing cold and -- they were miserable and cold and all the rest. But it was not the drug drama of is this gonna surpass the ice bowl it didn't actually come close and that's I found myself kind of disappointed. Also I think those guys -- Breezy for notoriously tough luck college operative who is from Wisconsin. Now after the game into the interview with -- enters. What's the story with the sleaze he says it's not that cold. What -- I -- not at all. If it's a mentality I'm not shore guys get a big advantage from it but they think they'd do psychological thing I don't know any event I don't understand it was -- today with my movement of its dead. I think again to a -- had a little bit more if he's where he sleeps with cold. But ultimately it and it isn't worldwide something that is not mind over matter. Like if you're in a situation -- being outside -- exposed to -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- maybe it is because those guys seem to be -- -- here for four hours with -- -- -- -- none of them died none of them got exposure none of them got frostbite as far as I know. On their arms but I would think that eventually that would just happen. I don't think you can just say I'm half therefore I'm not gonna get frostbite you know one of those things just kind of happens. -- -- -- if you're moving around really it's that these interim around I don't know if your activists adrenaline everything's Garland John -- Chatham had a good point decent a lot of the guys are cheating. They were saying they weren't wearing sleeves but they are wearing extra long -- -- elbow pads so yeah you're not wearing a sleeve or your elbow thing goes from about an inch by your up by your actual shirt -- to about your risk. Well commentators calling jeopardy didn't have any doctors -- no. Once all the tax. He was out there now on the side -- for the field goal yet to indicate -- them. And I he had on that ski mask but. Quarterbacking is not there would mean no sleeves on was unbelievable and a lot of guys are like. And and you know it's of these games are so funny because it's happening throws that one pass in the final drive it's picked off. It's going the other way maybe even for six but at the very least Green Bay has the ball with a chance to kick their own field goal at the end instead. I dropped the ball capita has -- sweet scramble on third down the next thing you know their field goal range in the whole thing ends that way I am in the margin of error is so slim on either side and is on one play in either direction almost always made by the quarterback. Is going to be the difference in these. Anybody -- -- -- think about all of these your your rightness Sampras physical game that happened I mean think about the game of the weekend and -- as close as all those games where we all know. The game that really jumps out. Is that Kansas a gain of 3810 in the third quarter and wind up losing by a point. But think about even the final play of game all the things you talk about Ortiz all the things talk about. And training camp all the things out during the season this is why -- when my favorite clips from Bill Parcells -- this is why you let. All those waits in the -- on the side I on this guy's arm up. -- how many times do you make. Our receivers coach -- an -- coordinator or somebody throughout the career throughout his career Duane both mindset and I absolutely said to them. Hey you know what separates good receivers great receivers. How they negotiate the sideline. And and having having lever maintaining leverage when the ball is in the air. And being aware of doing little votes happen a silent in the why don't -- -- he's open he makes that catch and by about two or three inches he's out of bounds in the game is -- so what came down. -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- Slowly -- there's no question. -- -- don't know -- horse drugs yes absolutely is that what he did yes horse tranquilizer I was doing all sorts anything that you are trying to horse he's going to do. At Ohio State probably with 230. At the end by two -- looked like upon current climate. History it was true but. But I mean when -- is has he is the prototype for an outside receiver in the NFL has got the perfect build the speed the hands everything else but he's dumb. I mean I know people played with a -- cities dumb guy doesn't really understand the Lawrence well there doesn't spend a lot of time trying to get better at that stuff and at the end of the day it's not just his lack of understanding of the offense as you said just now. It's his lack of paying attention to the finer things in the details the situations the things that are gonna matter that -- gamer loser many doesn't do it his team loses the game. Taylor you can Wear with -- dumb guy play if you if you have met the right position. Document dump quarterback. Probably can't win with a -- left tackle right tackle you certainly can't limit the dumb senator. -- don't corner yet she. You know what the dumb receiver yes well you -- until comes down to the final play I don't -- don't but I don't think I don't think that's it I think usually you can say it was a few things -- line. -- not don't -- up on doing those hard thing -- Like calling one. What you want. On fourth down that's a choice. While I want it more than the Andy Dalton throw deep down the sideline on fourth and three other that was the worst play call the entire week of tiger weekend all four games and there are a lot of dumb ones but that was one that stood out to me. Do while walking out -- I wanna put the ball on to win both hands my best playmaker Tapp point right. I mean who else you gonna give the ball to there. Well don't a lot of guys that they could've they could've gone to. I'm I'm saying it's not don't throw -- to poke us in that didn't gain brought the they had no -- his form. You know coming into the game I was watching the watch an NFL network. Well before the game maybe two hours for a game. And their playbook show was great love social sterling Sharpe is there and bald anger and Brian Billick are going on. Are some of that goes on the they're talking. About Bo and first Indianapolis and an -- with Casey. They were pointing out it. Apple's doing things especially get to vote. Treat him like a guy. OK they may have done that game one. And gotten away with. In game two they weren't getting away with it. I don't think you're just sitting with two Romanoff. Even on that last play of the game Salk didn't have any don't know -- all it was a. Unwinds don't -- one Dwayne -- one on one I don't know if not is that the -- you wanna make is that the is that the only. Play for well -- -- -- on the I was thinking they were out of timeouts right so they needed to they needed to stay near the sideline or to try to get out of bounds to have enough you know to have alternately definite time. -- Think they had time I have let -- -- it would have -- forty seconds to blanket. Am -- could've gone through it if they completed a -- back and look and when completed a pass over the Arctic was like. Is about a minute. About a minute left -- to project someone. He completed pass over the middle. You can take your time. Giving up the line of scrimmage to spike it usually. Hey guys this despite play look left and they both fight like in the if you could take -- spike in play it's time for a field. It is always -- any time -- NFL team tries to make it more complicated and needs to be adding the sideline in makes it more complicated than it needs to be -- -- -- another element but that that that the players -- -- -- at the -- but all of a whole lot that's one of the bottom line yes Europe 38 and you should -- back you had any more and more -- about that on -- that -- and that that's one thing too is I'm sorry if he's going to be your best player you're number one wide receiver he was given a throw that was good enough. For him to catch the ball and come down in bounds and if he is -- if he's got. A little bit more presence if he's got a little bit more awareness if he practices little better a little harder and understands kicking situation better than he does. Admit he makes that play any should be expected to make that play if he wants to being number one receiver to be counted on at the end of a playoff game the -- at Kansas City Chiefs are they good. I still believe it I think they were faked a team I don't good but they're not that are very good team. I think -- I and I think now there's going home this -- -- at home they are now. If they're going -- good -- ago they lost what six of their last step nine games all of these teams all of these teams in the playoffs. Even the team's going home you can make -- case for all of the port. Of separation separation between the colts were coming and now. And the Kansas -- was eight point. The separation between Cincinnati and San Diego pocket that's a big one for fiscal Green Bay you know look at Philadelphia New Orleans. The final four teams right now and AFC. Won it. If I don't know -- an -- certainly. They execute AFC championship game could be played here. Championship game could be played an Indianapolis won't be surprised by neighbors. On I understand what you're saying but my point being that that Alex Smith was not in the same league quarterback wise as those other four guys -- one. You're looking at the six quarterbacks that played in the NL I -- a lot. It's our -- hate it if he wasn't as good as the other quarterback is Elena lost its part it's one of I would say it's the primary reason the pro cornerback -- better. The other quarterback -- not that he was terrible wasn't terrible the other quarterback was better third the other quarterback was able to come back from 28 points down and make every play he needed to win it is a quarterback driven league and when the chips were down Andrew Luck was a better quarterback. That Alex Smith won that game. No I think your game is if you're down if I spot I don't care who would side. What's the biggest gap between quarterbacks remaining but the best when left let's say the best and -- -- either Brady or Manning can't or breeze. And then it was the worst moment. The worst quarterback remaining in the playoffs right now either count predict or -- -- OK if Andrew Locke and his program the kids' channel which one are if I spot. The the best quarterback in Italy. -- if I get the worst quarterback he's got a 28 point advantage he's got -- tees it up. Defense and 28 point advantage uncomfortable -- Republicans Peyton Manning or Andrew Luck sorry it's not on Alex Smith. Yeah we got a point lead in the third quarter omelet I don't hear break your quarterback is better. And this is -- that -- on balancing that Alex Smith might not make it that I'm not in that and Alex I disagree with under two point exactly I disagree with it. It's about more than the quarterback absolutely. No way it is a quarterback thing man when the quarterback makes the plays at the end of the game and your team wins and unfortunately the end of the game Alex Smith didn't make enough plays Andrew Luck made every single place he needed to make. He's a better quarterback -- Al -- he was better go and -- he's better common out the -- loss for a couple of reasons but the biggest of them is very simple just quarterback thing. The quarterback and not as good. Their defense. The difference in defense whatever OK that guy this principle and he came down to the final few minutes the defense was good enough that it came down to the final few minutes -- finals -- and it -- Cities up. Yeah. A two minute they have a chance and I winner will write Arabic at. All want to drive down the well and win the game and -- well. On the show -- what. I liked. What he. And at the beginning of the third quarter of game they got 45 and be happy about -- -- could put that -- If not you of course it'd always historically bad the NFL it's in it's that you've seen that. We're live in 1987. -- was asked if -- had just a few times in your lifetime that won the biggest compact and history of the game that is not -- -- -- that it. History it is becoming more and more the NFL 21 when he points teams get downing you don't turn it off because you know the quarterback is fully capable going not as soon as he gets back out there but that's the way this game is played when they open it up and they wanna start scoring and and there's nothing left to lose. Andrew -- Russell Wilson calling -- -- -- Peyton Manning Tom Brady Drew Brees these guys have the quick strike ability to go up and down the field 617779. 79372. Guys involved -- alcoholic WB. There I'm not -- police. What you get into the game uranium anyway you're you're you're warmed up runaround. -- focused on making plays and -- -- they get those you know. (%expletive) And an airplane on the they're and Jim on the sideline they're not out there so I mean aren't out there. Well not just for this reason but he's obviously a tough from and the media to Rob Ninkovich don't think. Much -- show earlier today saw -- here and patriots Monday Bill Belichick will join us in just over half hour. We aren't fox Ronald I mentioned that earlier were in -- to Bill Belichick will join us here person not just after 3 o'clock. This afternoon get his take on now what we saw over the weekend what we can now expect heading forward. His team will play the colts I guess the debate really comes down to -- the colts win it. Did the chiefs lose it I think it's a little -- but I give the colts' opponent credit because -- Andrew Luck did everything he needed to do we got down big he threw a couple of picks early. Some were at fault some weren't. But -- managed to rally his team when they absolutely needed it might take on it is and I'll say it again it's -- I think Al Smith played a bad game he didn't over 300 yards. I was a 190 point four touchdowns no picks me to did numbers wise everything you would need to do. But quarterbacks in this league are judged by not just that the -- by quarterback wins and in the final drive when his team need to go down the field and kick a field goal. You can do that. That's that's a game where he did not do what Andrew Luck get blocked it. He did not and and just because they had a big lead it doesn't change for me the fact that at the end of the game get the ball in his hands and the failed to capitalize failed to score points. Well I think personal cult I hate that argument. Europe they're reminds me of around the holidays always producers which is. Okay. Did this team win it sort of that humans now the team that won won the game a -- credit in the world for women in the -- winning you don't nobody gives you win. What I'm saying is. As great as Andrew Luck is an an as impressive as that that he was very impressed by the way. Not just what they did on on Saturday but what they did in the regular season home victory over the Broncos over the 49ers and over the Seahawks. That's that's pretty damn good -- But as impressive as that team is you've got to -- -- Kansas City Chiefs if you've got guys. If you've got pro bowlers got an all pro safety -- error vary you've got guys like -- -- Ali you've got guys like Houston and he got hurt again. But you guys who. Have have put together some pretty good numbers for -- and defense. And spot it went to a 28 point lead let's understand. I understand it fits you don't win by twenty. -- you and I can if you went by the -- but she'd got to expect. In the second half -- that they can't be happy with themselves they can't be saying I don't. At the end of the -- is the quarterback's league we've lost to a great quarterback. Now you guys underperformed. When it mattered. They may not be staying up and it doesn't mean that there wasn't more than Alex Smith could've done at the end of the game Robson Charleston and I rob. -- -- -- -- Given him the benefit of the doubt when you're right now called the Seattle that is trying to -- the opportunity but he has confirmed and activated your -- at the -- It's all about defense. And -- they -- they lost that game I know Michael Michael agreement that either. But they -- a lot back in 44 point should win you football game at any level. Well sorry that -- you know Alex lifted the best he could do. What he doesn't stop the other float like pre shared the scoring I'm -- -- the show. Why don't understand my problem on -- and -- -- I don't know anything would just answer me this. If it's all about defense -- in the cold one after giving of 44 points. That while Alex Smith didn't make the -- to play when he needs to houses just about defense. Every. One is the come down on offense and every facet of the -- -- strike or. What or. You don't score -- point you can not -- It's not -- you can. Without without -- we did it with your doctor off as well as your defense -- point oh yes that's. So it's only about defense because. Our idea generator you and -- how would that there's a -- football or seven years and one minute addition. One minute circuit or records object for example if you cut out the game. And and felt the -- What we want to talk to. Football get so that we all the -- certain amount of whether it's football baseball and it chased and beat -- like -- is more important. In baseball and it is hitting -- -- the idea that Ethiopia critical that you get a little what is the objective is to score more points in the it or not that's what -- will be our goal is to look -- the -- for the play -- -- all the the score at home you all it's all the other people weren't. Is this -- what you thought we. You know is rob -- name and Iraq bureau my side but it's not accurate defensive -- yeah. You're defensive -- More than okay are -- because I didn't because that coach that we that we -- to. Always it. You know your job is it if it comes on the point scored points out your job is to. It's -- Wharton the other team by any means necessary -- I think. It in this case yes. The Indianapolis -- latest opera made stops -- to give up six points to six points in the second half. Thirteen with a thirteen in the second half -- you -- when it was 38 to ten at that point -- points. A verdict in the third quarter and six points and we gave them three points in the fourth quarter -- -- but some work amid some of that is is going to be on Alex Smith have the ball on the -- I understand the defense factored into this I don't think that all happens in a vacuum I understand there's a big picture here but the end of the game. The guy who I think we all would have agreed was the fifth or sixth the best quarterback in the AFC probably the -- is in the -- was going to be number six no matter what. The guy who was the second to worst quarterback left in the AFC at the ball his hands with two minutes to go down the field and only needing a field goal and failed to do so. This is exactly why we trust Tom Brady in this town it's exactly why I have a pretty strong confidence that the patriots are going to be able -- -- defense. The correct me if I'm wrong all the defense of people up his pitcher's defense great. And -- happy inauguration day to all of you soccer hall here on WEEI WEEI dot com as well. Can't believe the first thing I read and heard this morning. Wake up. Thinking about what a great weekend of football was three great games plus the phone excuse the -- and Andy Dalton. In the first me first thank you read today. Peter King right that Monday Morning Quarterback Dan Patrick talking about on his showing as is the fact that the NFL wants to immediately expand. They wanna expand the playoffs add an extra team in either league in either conference. And not I think it makes the play I'll tell you because I don't know that I know what money money money monument -- golden goose -- -- that story three that ferry to go back. Forgetting about what it does to the playoffs tells -- that makes the actual playoff weekend for -- in the playoffs that much worse to have an extra game or because the competition and be down a little bit. I don't think we'd be worse off that Arizona and Pittsburgh -- both made the playoffs they -- think that that puts us in a -- or spot. But I do think it significantly reduces the importance of the regular season when you're adding an extra team that you don't need that. I think at times. This administration who's to blame for maybe it's a bunch of people on an easy target is Roger Goodell. -- a lot of people -- Have have. Maybe over. So many different ways. To screw up only what is going just fine. And it. One day talking about an eighteen game regular season schedule another time another floating rumors about a Super Bowl and -- that super Wal-Mart and this American tradition. Let's take it somewhere that means it's much or maybe an NFL team in London expanding the Super Bowl. Let's take away all kickoffs let's take away special teams but -- keep going -- what you've got to get things going. You'll have got the greatest and it is greatly. I think it's the best -- had a out of North America only support major sport is the best one by far. Beyond in -- improvement. It's tinkering it's meddling it's stupidity. While -- and what's the -- are obviously using its money -- -- right that would be the only reason to do anything like this but that that the other question is. Is -- things they've tried to change. Actually hurt them on the back -- right there's room expands so far and so far beyond its reaches that it starts to crumble from the inside out. And if you're in the NFL that's the one rule that's the one thing you should be wary of is is ruining your game from the inside out how many hits can you take. You've taken away kickoffs OK fine you can handle that. You're making the game less physical there's less heating in the inside. Less hitting the quarterback there's less hitting them a defenseless receiver. Can we withstand that -- I think we can withstand that. We're gonna expand we're gonna do this we're gonna how many things how many hits can you take before eventually people saying. You know what this is no longer the game that I fell in love with. Now may be as long as the other three sports continue to muddle along the way they do. Unless baseball actually has some sort of vision with the next commissioner to try to jump back into the public I am a hockey does something which never gonna happen unless basketball changes some of the way it's it's played and viewed etc. Made the political focus and have a choice it is going to be number one no matter what happens they can tinker all they want they can add playoff teams they can add eighteen games that schedule they can do any of these things it won't matter all because what -- they what -- -- Pick the Super Bowl lot of North America and I think that might which you know watch. I don't know should watch out and of course you really watch like her members that on Friday asking the wrong guy to -- restaurant guy in the wrong business from and a half. I have to watch but does that does that diminish the Super Bowl super Super Bowl is played in Amsterdam are -- thought about it. Yes I think you would -- yes that would in effect. Of all the I have talked about that or -- -- maybe yesterday and that -- doesn't bother me the eighteen game season is the one it's always driven me crazy I don't need more of the NFL just -- needed on Thursday by Super Bowl in Geneva. Not always wanted to suitable to be engineer is being very to neutral site via. Of course. It's an ultimate -- -- their way to make it fair to make its ultimate ultimate neutral site were stamping the Geneva. I don't know if this is the only thing I do like it -- -- -- they got it right this week I hope they hope cooler heads prevail hope more intelligent. Heads prevail. Because this weekend. Every. Damn good football with other script football -- football it was dramatic it was intriguing. It -- and add to my -- -- -- accuracy. For most of these games bad games the so called that game Cincinnati San Diego. I'm around see how that -- -- for the Cincinnati Bengals at an all stupid. All of these games. War or came down to the fourth quarter you even -- the even if they didn't like the Bengals games seventeen point -- deficit for the Bengals were still watch -- came -- to play. Was that I I was disappointed by the Green Bay San Francisco game like because we had built up I think we exaggerated or were told that the that the weather was going to be worse than -- one. Clearly the weather was bad but I was expecting the -- they're getting in the midwest today to -- yesterday. It was not negative fifty with the wind -- was not negative fifteen temperature wise that temperature for the most part stayed above zero they're talking about wind -- being in the negative ten to negative fifteen range not that that's not freezing cold and -- they were miserable and cold and all the rest. But it was not the drug drama of is this gonna surpass the ice bowl it didn't actually come close and that's I found myself kind of disappointed. Also I think those guys -- Breezy for notoriously tough luck college operative who is from Wisconsin. Now after the game into the interview with -- enters. What's the story with the sleaze he says it's not that cold. What -- I -- not at all. If it's a mentality I'm not shore guys get a big advantage from it but they think they'd do psychological thing I don't know any event I don't understand it was -- today with my movement of its dead. I think again to a -- had a little bit more if he's where he sleeps with cold. But ultimately it and it isn't worldwide something that is not mind over matter. Like if you're in a situation -- being outside -- exposed to -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- maybe it is because those guys seem to be -- -- here for four hours with -- -- -- -- none of them died none of them got exposure none of them got frostbite as far as I know. On their arms but I would think that eventually that would just happen. I don't think you can just say I'm half therefore I'm not gonna get frostbite you know one of those things just kind of happens. -- -- -- if you're moving around really it's that these interim around I don't know if your activists adrenaline everything's Garland John -- Chatham had a good point decent a lot of the guys are cheating. They were saying they weren't wearing sleeves but they are wearing extra long -- -- elbow pads so yeah you're not wearing a sleeve or your elbow thing goes from about an inch by your up by your actual shirt -- to about your risk. Well commentators calling jeopardy didn't have any doctors -- no. Once all the tax. He was out there now on the side -- for the field goal yet to indicate -- them. And I he had on that ski mask but. Quarterbacking is not there would mean no sleeves on was unbelievable and a lot of guys are like. And and you know it's of these games are so funny because it's happening throws that one pass in the final drive it's picked off. It's going the other way maybe even for six but at the very least Green Bay has the ball with a chance to kick their own field goal at the end instead. I dropped the ball capita has -- sweet scramble on third down the next thing you know their field goal range in the whole thing ends that way I am in the margin of error is so slim on either side and is on one play in either direction almost always made by the quarterback. Is going to be the difference in these. Anybody -- -- -- think about all of these your your rightness Sampras physical game that happened I mean think about the game of the weekend and -- as close as all those games where we all know. The game that really jumps out. Is that Kansas a gain of 3810 in the third quarter and wind up losing by a point. But think about even the final play of game all the things you talk about Ortiz all the things talk about. And training camp all the things out during the season this is why -- when my favorite clips from Bill Parcells -- this is why you let. All those waits in the -- on the side I on this guy's arm up. -- how many times do you make. Our receivers coach -- an -- coordinator or somebody throughout the career throughout his career Duane both mindset and I absolutely said to them. Hey you know what separates good receivers great receivers. How they negotiate the sideline. And and having having lever maintaining leverage when the ball is in the air. And being aware of doing little votes happen a silent in the why don't -- -- he's open he makes that catch and by about two or three inches he's out of bounds in the game is -- so what came down. -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- Slowly -- there's no question. -- -- don't know -- horse drugs yes absolutely is that what he did yes horse tranquilizer I was doing all sorts anything that you are trying to horse he's going to do. At Ohio State probably with 230. At the end by two -- looked like upon current climate. History it was true but. But I mean when -- is has he is the prototype for an outside receiver in the NFL has got the perfect build the speed the hands everything else but he's dumb. I mean I know people played with a -- cities dumb guy doesn't really understand the Lawrence well there doesn't spend a lot of time trying to get better at that stuff and at the end of the day it's not just his lack of understanding of the offense as you said just now. It's his lack of paying attention to the finer things in the details the situations the things that are gonna matter that -- gamer loser many doesn't do it his team loses the game. Taylor you can Wear with -- dumb guy play if you if you have met the right position. Document dump quarterback. Probably can't win with a -- left tackle right tackle you certainly can't limit the dumb senator. -- don't corner yet she. You know what the dumb receiver yes well you -- until comes down to the final play I don't -- don't but I don't think I don't think that's it I think usually you can say it was a few things -- line. -- not don't -- up on doing those hard thing -- Like calling one. What you want. On fourth down that's a choice. While I want it more than the Andy Dalton throw deep down the sideline on fourth and three other that was the worst play call the entire week of tiger weekend all four games and there are a lot of dumb ones but that was one that stood out to me. Do while walking out -- I wanna put the ball on to win both hands my best playmaker Tapp point right. I mean who else you gonna give the ball to there. Well don't a lot of guys that they could've they could've gone to. I'm I'm saying it's not don't throw -- to poke us in that didn't gain brought the they had no -- his form. You know coming into the game I was watching the watch an NFL network. Well before the game maybe two hours for a game. And their playbook show was great love social sterling Sharpe is there and bald anger and Brian Billick are going on. Are some of that goes on the they're talking. About Bo and first Indianapolis and an -- with Casey. They were pointing out it. Apple's doing things especially get to vote. Treat him like a guy. OK they may have done that game one. And gotten away with. In game two they weren't getting away with it. I don't think you're just sitting with two Romanoff. Even on that last play of the game Salk didn't have any don't know -- all it was a. Unwinds don't -- one Dwayne -- one on one I don't know if not is that the -- you wanna make is that the is that the only. Play for well -- -- -- on the I was thinking they were out of timeouts right so they needed to they needed to stay near the sideline or to try to get out of bounds to have enough you know to have alternately definite time. -- Think they had time I have let -- -- it would have -- forty seconds to blanket. Am -- could've gone through it if they completed a -- back and look and when completed a pass over the Arctic was like. Is about a minute. About a minute left -- to project someone. He completed pass over the middle. You can take your time. Giving up the line of scrimmage to spike it usually. Hey guys this despite play look left and they both fight like in the if you could take -- spike in play it's time for a field. It is always -- any time -- NFL team tries to make it more complicated and needs to be adding the sideline in makes it more complicated than it needs to be -- -- -- another element but that that that the players -- -- -- at the -- but all of a whole lot that's one of the bottom line yes Europe 38 and you should -- back you had any more and more -- about that on -- that -- and that that's one thing too is I'm sorry if he's going to be your best player you're number one wide receiver he was given a throw that was good enough. For him to catch the ball and come down in bounds and if he is -- if he's got. A little bit more presence if he's got a little bit more awareness if he practices little better a little harder and understands kicking situation better than he does. Admit he makes that play any should be expected to make that play if he wants to being number one receiver to be counted on at the end of a playoff game the -- at Kansas City Chiefs are they good. I still believe it I think they were faked a team I don't good but they're not that are very good team. I think -- I and I think now there's going home this -- -- at home they are now. If they're going -- good -- ago they lost what six of their last step nine games all of these teams all of these teams in the playoffs. Even the team's going home you can make -- case for all of the port. Of separation separation between the colts were coming and now. And the Kansas -- was eight point. The separation between Cincinnati and San Diego pocket that's a big one for fiscal Green Bay you know look at Philadelphia New Orleans. The final four teams right now and AFC. Won it. If I don't know -- an -- certainly. They execute AFC championship game could be played here. Championship game could be played an Indianapolis won't be surprised by neighbors. On I understand what you're saying but my point being that that Alex Smith was not in the same league quarterback wise as those other four guys -- one. You're looking at the six quarterbacks that played in the NL I -- a lot. It's our -- hate it if he wasn't as good as the other quarterback is Elena lost its part it's one of I would say it's the primary reason the pro cornerback -- better. The other quarterback -- not that he was terrible wasn't terrible the other quarterback was better third the other quarterback was able to come back from 28 points down and make every play he needed to win it is a quarterback driven league and when the chips were down Andrew Luck was a better quarterback. That Alex Smith won that game. No I think your game is if you're down if I spot I don't care who would side. What's the biggest gap between quarterbacks remaining but the best when left let's say the best and -- -- either Brady or Manning can't or breeze. And then it was the worst moment. The worst quarterback remaining in the playoffs right now either count predict or -- -- OK if Andrew Locke and his program the kids' channel which one are if I spot. The the best quarterback in Italy. -- if I get the worst quarterback he's got a 28 point advantage he's got -- tees it up. Defense and 28 point advantage uncomfortable -- Republicans Peyton Manning or Andrew Luck sorry it's not on Alex Smith. Yeah we got a point lead in the third quarter omelet I don't hear break your quarterback is better. And this is -- that -- on balancing that Alex Smith might not make it that I'm not in that and Alex I disagree with under two point exactly I disagree with it. It's about more than the quarterback absolutely. No way it is a quarterback thing man when the quarterback makes the plays at the end of the game and your team wins and unfortunately the end of the game Alex Smith didn't make enough plays Andrew Luck made every single place he needed to make. He's a better quarterback -- Al -- he was better go and -- he's better common out the -- loss for a couple of reasons but the biggest of them is very simple just quarterback thing. The quarterback and not as good. Their defense. The difference in defense whatever OK that guy this principle and he came down to the final few minutes the defense was good enough that it came down to the final few minutes -- finals -- and it -- Cities up. Yeah. A two minute they have a chance and I winner will write Arabic at. All want to drive down the well and win the game and -- well. On the show -- what. I liked. What he. And at the beginning of the third quarter of game they got 45 and be happy about -- -- could put that -- If not you of course it'd always historically bad the NFL it's in it's that you've seen that. We're live in 1987. -- was asked if -- had just a few times in your lifetime that won the biggest compact and history of the game that is not -- -- -- that it. History it is becoming more and more the NFL 21 when he points teams get downing you don't turn it off because you know the quarterback is fully capable going not as soon as he gets back out there but that's the way this game is played when they open it up and they wanna start scoring and and there's nothing left to lose. Andrew -- Russell Wilson calling -- -- -- Peyton Manning Tom Brady Drew Brees these guys have the quick strike ability to go up and down the field 617779. 79372. Guys involved -- alcoholic WB. There I'm not -- police. What you get into the game uranium anyway you're you're you're warmed up runaround. -- focused on making plays and -- -- they get those you know. (%expletive) And an airplane on the they're and Jim on the sideline they're not out there so I mean aren't out there. Well not just for this reason but he's obviously a tough from and the media to Rob Ninkovich don't think. Much -- show earlier today saw -- here and patriots Monday Bill Belichick will join us in just over half hour. We aren't fox Ronald I mentioned that earlier were in -- to Bill Belichick will join us here person not just after 3 o'clock. This afternoon get his take on now what we saw over the weekend what we can now expect heading forward. His team will play the colts I guess the debate really comes down to -- the colts win it. Did the chiefs lose it I think it's a little -- but I give the colts' opponent credit because -- Andrew Luck did everything he needed to do we got down big he threw a couple of picks early. Some were at fault some weren't. But -- managed to rally his team when they absolutely needed it might take on it is and I'll say it again it's -- I think Al Smith played a bad game he didn't over 300 yards. I was a 190 point four touchdowns no picks me to did numbers wise everything you would need to do. But quarterbacks in this league are judged by not just that the -- by quarterback wins and in the final drive when his team need to go down the field and kick a field goal. You can do that. That's that's a game where he did not do what Andrew Luck get blocked it. He did not and and just because they had a big lead it doesn't change for me the fact that at the end of the game get the ball in his hands and the failed to capitalize failed to score points. Well I think personal cult I hate that argument. Europe they're reminds me of around the holidays always producers which is. Okay. Did this team win it sort of that humans now the team that won won the game a -- credit in the world for women in the -- winning you don't nobody gives you win. What I'm saying is. As great as Andrew Luck is an an as impressive as that that he was very impressed by the way. Not just what they did on on Saturday but what they did in the regular season home victory over the Broncos over the 49ers and over the Seahawks. That's that's pretty damn good -- But as impressive as that team is you've got to -- -- Kansas City Chiefs if you've got guys. If you've got pro bowlers got an all pro safety -- error vary you've got guys like -- -- Ali you've got guys like Houston and he got hurt again. But you guys who. Have have put together some pretty good numbers for -- and defense. And spot it went to a 28 point lead let's understand. I understand it fits you don't win by twenty. -- you and I can if you went by the -- but she'd got to expect. In the second half -- that they can't be happy with themselves they can't be saying I don't. At the end of the -- is the quarterback's league we've lost to a great quarterback. Now you guys underperformed. When it mattered. They may not be staying up and it doesn't mean that there wasn't more than Alex Smith could've done at the end of the game Robson Charleston and I rob. -- -- -- -- Given him the benefit of the doubt when you're right now called the Seattle that is trying to -- the opportunity but he has confirmed and activated your -- at the -- It's all about defense. And -- they -- they lost that game I know Michael Michael agreement that either. But they -- a lot back in 44 point should win you football game at any level. Well sorry that -- you know Alex lifted the best he could do. What he doesn't stop the other float like pre shared the scoring I'm -- -- the show. Why don't understand my problem on -- and -- -- I don't know anything would just answer me this. If it's all about defense -- in the cold one after giving of 44 points. That while Alex Smith didn't make the -- to play when he needs to houses just about defense. Every. One is the come down on offense and every facet of the -- -- strike or. What or. You don't score -- point you can not -- It's not -- you can. Without without -- we did it with your doctor off as well as your defense -- point oh yes that's. So it's only about defense because. Our idea generator you and -- how would that there's a -- football or seven years and one minute addition. One minute circuit or records object for example if you cut out the game. And and felt the -- What we want to talk to. Football get so that we all the -- certain amount of whether it's football baseball and it chased and beat -- like -- is more important. In baseball and it is hitting -- -- the idea that Ethiopia critical that you get a little what is the objective is to score more points in the it or not that's what -- will be our goal is to look -- the -- for the play -- -- all the the score at home you all it's all the other people weren't. Is this -- what you thought we. You know is rob -- name and Iraq bureau my side but it's not accurate defensive -- yeah. You're defensive -- More than okay are -- because I didn't because that coach that we that we -- to. Always it. You know your job is it if it comes on the point scored points out your job is to. It's -- Wharton the other team by any means necessary -- I think. It in this case yes. The Indianapolis -- latest opera made stops -- to give up six points to six points in the second half. Thirteen with a thirteen in the second half -- you -- when it was 38 to ten at that point -- points. A verdict in the third quarter and six points and we gave them three points in the fourth quarter -- -- but some work amid some of that is is going to be on Alex Smith have the ball on the -- I understand the defense factored into this I don't think that all happens in a vacuum I understand there's a big picture here but the end of the game. The guy who I think we all would have agreed was the fifth or sixth the best quarterback in the AFC probably the -- is in the -- was going to be number six no matter what. The guy who was the second to worst quarterback left in the AFC at the ball his hands with two minutes to go down the field and only needing a field goal and failed to do so. This is exactly why we trust Tom Brady in this town it's exactly why I have a pretty strong confidence that the patriots are going to be able -- -- defense. The correct me if I'm wrong all the defense of people up his pitcher's defense great. And -- happy inauguration day to all of you soccer hall here on WEEI WEEI dot com as well. Can't believe the first thing I read and heard this morning. Wake up. Thinking about what a great weekend of football was three great games plus the phone excuse the -- and Andy Dalton. In the first me first thank you read today. Peter King right that Monday Morning Quarterback Dan Patrick talking about on his showing as is the fact that the NFL wants to immediately expand. They wanna expand the playoffs add an extra team in either league in either conference. And not I think it makes the play I'll tell you because I don't know that I know what money money money monument -- golden goose -- -- that story three that ferry to go back. Forgetting about what it does to the playoffs tells -- that makes the actual playoff weekend for -- in the playoffs that much worse to have an extra game or because the competition and be down a little bit. I don't think we'd be worse off that Arizona and Pittsburgh -- both made the playoffs they -- think that that puts us in a -- or spot. But I do think it significantly reduces the importance of the regular season when you're adding an extra team that you don't need that. I think at times. This administration who's to blame for maybe it's a bunch of people on an easy target is Roger Goodell. -- a lot of people -- Have have. Maybe over. So many different ways. To screw up only what is going just fine. And it. One day talking about an eighteen game regular season schedule another time another floating rumors about a Super Bowl and -- that super Wal-Mart and this American tradition. Let's take it somewhere that means it's much or maybe an NFL team in London expanding the Super Bowl. Let's take away all kickoffs let's take away special teams but -- keep going -- what you've got to get things going. You'll have got the greatest and it is greatly. I think it's the best -- had a out of North America only support major sport is the best one by far. Beyond in -- improvement. It's tinkering it's meddling it's stupidity. While -- and what's the -- are obviously using its money -- -- right that would be the only reason to do anything like this but that that the other question is. Is -- things they've tried to change. Actually hurt them on the back -- right there's room expands so far and so far beyond its reaches that it starts to crumble from the inside out. And if you're in the NFL that's the one rule that's the one thing you should be wary of is is ruining your game from the inside out how many hits can you take. You've taken away kickoffs OK fine you can handle that. You're making the game less physical there's less heating in the inside. Less hitting the quarterback there's less hitting them a defenseless receiver. Can we withstand that -- I think we can withstand that. We're gonna expand we're gonna do this we're gonna how many things how many hits can you take before eventually people saying. You know what this is no longer the game that I fell in love with. Now may be as long as the other three sports continue to muddle along the way they do. Unless baseball actually has some sort of vision with the next commissioner to try to jump back into the public I am a hockey does something which never gonna happen unless basketball changes some of the way it's it's played and viewed etc. Made the political focus and have a choice it is going to be number one no matter what happens they can tinker all they want they can add playoff teams they can add eighteen games that schedule they can do any of these things it won't matter all because what -- they what -- -- Pick the Super Bowl lot of North America and I think that might which you know watch. I don't know should watch out and of course you really watch like her members that on Friday asking the wrong guy to -- restaurant guy in the wrong business from and a half. I have to watch but does that does that diminish the Super Bowl super Super Bowl is played in Amsterdam are -- thought about it. Yes I think you would -- yes that would in effect. Of all the I have talked about that or -- -- maybe yesterday and that -- doesn't bother me the eighteen game season is the one it's always driven me crazy I don't need more of the NFL just -- needed on Thursday by Super Bowl in Geneva. Not always wanted to suitable to be engineer is being very to neutral site via. Of course. It's an ultimate -- -- their way to make it fair to make its ultimate ultimate neutral site were stamping the Geneva. I don't know if this is the only thing I do like it -- -- -- they got it right this week I hope they hope cooler heads prevail hope more intelligent. Heads prevail. Because this weekend. Every. Damn good football with other script football -- football it was dramatic it was intriguing. It -- and add to my -- -- -- accuracy. For most of these games bad games the so called that game Cincinnati San Diego. I'm around see how that -- -- for the Cincinnati Bengals at an all stupid. All of these games. War or came down to the fourth quarter you even -- the even if they didn't like the Bengals games seventeen point -- deficit for the Bengals were still watch -- came -- to play. Was that I I was disappointed by the Green Bay San Francisco game like because we had built up I think we exaggerated or were told that the that the weather was going to be worse than -- one. Clearly the weather was bad but I was expecting the -- they're getting in the midwest today to -- yesterday. It was not negative fifty with the wind -- was not negative fifteen temperature wise that temperature for the most part stayed above zero they're talking about wind -- being in the negative ten to negative fifteen range not that that's not freezing cold and -- they were miserable and cold and all the rest. But it was not the drug drama of is this gonna surpass the ice bowl it didn't actually come close and that's I found myself kind of disappointed. Also I think those guys -- Breezy for notoriously tough luck college operative who is from Wisconsin. Now after the game into the interview with -- enters. What's the story with the sleaze he says it's not that cold. What -- I -- not at all. If it's a mentality I'm not shore guys get a big advantage from it but they think they'd do psychological thing I don't know any event I don't understand it was -- today with my movement of its dead. I think again to a -- had a little bit more if he's where he sleeps with cold. But ultimately it and it isn't worldwide something that is not mind over matter. Like if you're in a situation -- being outside -- exposed to -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- maybe it is because those guys seem to be -- -- here for four hours with -- -- -- -- none of them died none of them got exposure none of them got frostbite as far as I know. On their arms but I would think that eventually that would just happen. I don't think you can just say I'm half therefore I'm not gonna get frostbite you know one of those things just kind of happens. -- -- -- if you're moving around really it's that these interim around I don't know if your activists adrenaline everything's Garland John -- Chatham had a good point decent a lot of the guys are cheating. They were saying they weren't wearing sleeves but they are wearing extra long -- -- elbow pads so yeah you're not wearing a sleeve or your elbow thing goes from about an inch by your up by your actual shirt -- to about your risk. Well commentators calling jeopardy didn't have any doctors -- no. Once all the tax. He was out there now on the side -- for the field goal yet to indicate -- them. And I he had on that ski mask but. Quarterbacking is not there would mean no sleeves on was unbelievable and a lot of guys are like. And and you know it's of these games are so funny because it's happening throws that one pass in the final drive it's picked off. It's going the other way maybe even for six but at the very least Green Bay has the ball with a chance to kick their own field goal at the end instead. I dropped the ball capita has -- sweet scramble on third down the next thing you know their field goal range in the whole thing ends that way I am in the margin of error is so slim on either side and is on one play in either direction almost always made by the quarterback. Is going to be the difference in these. Anybody -- -- -- think about all of these your your rightness Sampras physical game that happened I mean think about the game of the weekend and -- as close as all those games where we all know. The game that really jumps out. Is that Kansas a gain of 3810 in the third quarter and wind up losing by a point. But think about even the final play of game all the things you talk about Ortiz all the things talk about. And training camp all the things out during the season this is why -- when my favorite clips from Bill Parcells -- this is why you let. All those waits in the -- on the side I on this guy's arm up. -- how many times do you make. Our receivers coach -- an -- coordinator or somebody throughout the career throughout his career Duane both mindset and I absolutely said to them. Hey you know what separates good receivers great receivers. How they negotiate the sideline. And and having having lever maintaining leverage when the ball is in the air. And being aware of doing little votes happen a silent in the why don't -- -- he's open he makes that catch and by about two or three inches he's out of bounds in the game is -- so what came down. -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- Slowly -- there's no question. -- -- don't know -- horse drugs yes absolutely is that what he did yes horse tranquilizer I was doing all sorts anything that you are trying to horse he's going to do. At Ohio State probably with 230. At the end by two -- looked like upon current climate. History it was true but. But I mean when -- is has he is the prototype for an outside receiver in the NFL has got the perfect build the speed the hands everything else but he's dumb. I mean I know people played with a -- cities dumb guy doesn't really understand the Lawrence well there doesn't spend a lot of time trying to get better at that stuff and at the end of the day it's not just his lack of understanding of the offense as you said just now. It's his lack of paying attention to the finer things in the details the situations the things that are gonna matter that -- gamer loser many doesn't do it his team loses the game. Taylor you can Wear with -- dumb guy play if you if you have met the right position. Document dump quarterback. Probably can't win with a -- left tackle right tackle you certainly can't limit the dumb senator. -- don't corner yet she. You know what the dumb receiver yes well you -- until comes down to the final play I don't -- don't but I don't think I don't think that's it I think usually you can say it was a few things -- line. -- not don't -- up on doing those hard thing -- Like calling one. What you want. On fourth down that's a choice. While I want it more than the Andy Dalton throw deep down the sideline on fourth and three other that was the worst play call the entire week of tiger weekend all four games and there are a lot of dumb ones but that was one that stood out to me. Do while walking out -- I wanna put the ball on to win both hands my best playmaker Tapp point right. I mean who else you gonna give the ball to there. Well don't a lot of guys that they could've they could've gone to. I'm I'm saying it's not don't throw -- to poke us in that didn't gain brought the they had no -- his form. You know coming into the game I was watching the watch an NFL network. Well before the game maybe two hours for a game. And their playbook show was great love social sterling Sharpe is there and bald anger and Brian Billick are going on. Are some of that goes on the they're talking. About Bo and first Indianapolis and an -- with Casey. They were pointing out it. Apple's doing things especially get to vote. Treat him like a guy. OK they may have done that game one. And gotten away with. In game two they weren't getting away with it. I don't think you're just sitting with two Romanoff. Even on that last play of the game Salk didn't have any don't know -- all it was a. Unwinds don't -- one Dwayne -- one on one I don't know if not is that the -- you wanna make is that the is that the only. Play for well -- -- -- on the I was thinking they were out of timeouts right so they needed to they needed to stay near the sideline or to try to get out of bounds to have enough you know to have alternately definite time. -- Think they had time I have let -- -- it would have -- forty seconds to blanket. Am -- could've gone through it if they completed a -- back and look and when completed a pass over the Arctic was like. Is about a minute. About a minute left -- to project someone. He completed pass over the middle. You can take your time. Giving up the line of scrimmage to spike it usually. Hey guys this despite play look left and they both fight like in the if you could take -- spike in play it's time for a field. It is always -- any time -- NFL team tries to make it more complicated and needs to be adding the sideline in makes it more complicated than it needs to be -- -- -- another element but that that that the players -- -- -- at the -- but all of a whole lot that's one of the bottom line yes Europe 38 and you should -- back you had any more and more -- about that on -- that -- and that that's one thing too is I'm sorry if he's going to be your best player you're number one wide receiver he was given a throw that was good enough. For him to catch the ball and come down in bounds and if he is -- if he's got. A little bit more presence if he's got a little bit more awareness if he practices little better a little harder and understands kicking situation better than he does. Admit he makes that play any should be expected to make that play if he wants to being number one receiver to be counted on at the end of a playoff game the -- at Kansas City Chiefs are they good. I still believe it I think they were faked a team I don't good but they're not that are very good team. I think -- I and I think now there's going home this -- -- at home they are now. If they're going -- good -- ago they lost what six of their last step nine games all of these teams all of these teams in the playoffs. Even the team's going home you can make -- case for all of the port. Of separation separation between the colts were coming and now. And the Kansas -- was eight point. The separation between Cincinnati and San Diego pocket that's a big one for fiscal Green Bay you know look at Philadelphia New Orleans. The final four teams right now and AFC. Won it. If I don't know -- an -- certainly. They execute AFC championship game could be played here. Championship game could be played an Indianapolis won't be surprised by neighbors. On I understand what you're saying but my point being that that Alex Smith was not in the same league quarterback wise as those other four guys -- one. You're looking at the six quarterbacks that played in the NL I -- a lot. It's our -- hate it if he wasn't as good as the other quarterback is Elena lost its part it's one of I would say it's the primary reason the pro cornerback -- better. The other quarterback -- not that he was terrible wasn't terrible the other quarterback was better third the other quarterback was able to come back from 28 points down and make every play he needed to win it is a quarterback driven league and when the chips were down Andrew Luck was a better quarterback. That Alex Smith won that game. No I think your game is if you're down if I spot I don't care who would side. What's the biggest gap between quarterbacks remaining but the best when left let's say the best and -- -- either Brady or Manning can't or breeze. And then it was the worst moment. The worst quarterback remaining in the playoffs right now either count predict or -- -- OK if Andrew Locke and his program the kids' channel which one are if I spot. The the best quarterback in Italy. -- if I get the worst quarterback he's got a 28 point advantage he's got -- tees it up. Defense and 28 point advantage uncomfortable -- Republicans Peyton Manning or Andrew Luck sorry it's not on Alex Smith. Yeah we got a point lead in the third quarter omelet I don't hear break your quarterback is better. And this is -- that -- on balancing that Alex Smith might not make it that I'm not in that and Alex I disagree with under two point exactly I disagree with it. It's about more than the quarterback absolutely. No way it is a quarterback thing man when the quarterback makes the plays at the end of the game and your team wins and unfortunately the end of the game Alex Smith didn't make enough plays Andrew Luck made every single place he needed to make. He's a better quarterback -- Al -- he was better go and -- he's better common out the -- loss for a couple of reasons but the biggest of them is very simple just quarterback thing. The quarterback and not as good. Their defense. The difference in defense whatever OK that guy this principle and he came down to the final few minutes the defense was good enough that it came down to the final few minutes -- finals -- and it -- Cities up. Yeah. A two minute they have a chance and I winner will write Arabic at. All want to drive down the well and win the game and -- well. On the show -- what. I liked. What he. And at the beginning of the third quarter of game they got 45 and be happy about -- -- could put that -- If not you of course it'd always historically bad the NFL it's in it's that you've seen that. We're live in 1987. -- was asked if -- had just a few times in your lifetime that won the biggest compact and history of the game that is not -- -- -- that it. History it is becoming more and more the NFL 21 when he points teams get downing you don't turn it off because you know the quarterback is fully capable going not as soon as he gets back out there but that's the way this game is played when they open it up and they wanna start scoring and and there's nothing left to lose. Andrew -- Russell Wilson calling -- -- -- Peyton Manning Tom Brady Drew Brees these guys have the quick strike ability to go up and down the field 617779. 79372. Guys involved -- alcoholic WB. There I'm not -- police. What you get into the game uranium anyway you're you're you're warmed up runaround. -- focused on making plays and -- -- they get those you know. (%expletive) And an airplane on the they're and Jim on the sideline they're not out there so I mean aren't out there. Well not just for this reason but he's obviously a tough from and the media to Rob Ninkovich don't think. Much -- show earlier today saw -- here and patriots Monday Bill Belichick will join us in just over half hour. We aren't fox Ronald I mentioned that earlier were in -- to Bill Belichick will join us here person not just after 3 o'clock. This afternoon get his take on now what we saw over the weekend what we can now expect heading forward. His team will play the colts I guess the debate really comes down to -- the colts win it. Did the chiefs lose it I think it's a little -- but I give the colts' opponent credit because -- Andrew Luck did everything he needed to do we got down big he threw a couple of picks early. Some were at fault some weren't. But -- managed to rally his team when they absolutely needed it might take on it is and I'll say it again it's -- I think Al Smith played a bad game he didn't over 300 yards. I was a 190 point four touchdowns no picks me to did numbers wise everything you would need to do. But quarterbacks in this league are judged by not just that the -- by quarterback wins and in the final drive when his team need to go down the field and kick a field goal. You can do that. That's that's a game where he did not do what Andrew Luck get blocked it. He did not and and just because they had a big lead it doesn't change for me the fact that at the end of the game get the ball in his hands and the failed to capitalize failed to score points. Well I think personal cult I hate that argument. Europe they're reminds me of around the holidays always producers which is. Okay. Did this team win it sort of that humans now the team that won won the game a -- credit in the world for women in the -- winning you don't nobody gives you win. What I'm saying is. As great as Andrew Luck is an an as impressive as that that he was very impressed by the way. Not just what they did on on Saturday but what they did in the regular season home victory over the Broncos over the 49ers and over the Seahawks. That's that's pretty damn good -- But as impressive as that team is you've got to -- -- Kansas City Chiefs if you've got guys. If you've got pro bowlers got an all pro safety -- error vary you've got guys like -- -- Ali you've got guys like Houston and he got hurt again. But you guys who. Have have put together some pretty good numbers for -- and defense. And spot it went to a 28 point lead let's understand. I understand it fits you don't win by twenty. -- you and I can if you went by the -- but she'd got to expect. In the second half -- that they can't be happy with themselves they can't be saying I don't. At the end of the -- is the quarterback's league we've lost to a great quarterback. Now you guys underperformed. When it mattered. They may not be staying up and it doesn't mean that there wasn't more than Alex Smith could've done at the end of the game Robson Charleston and I rob. -- -- -- -- Given him the benefit of the doubt when you're right now called the Seattle that is trying to -- the opportunity but he has confirmed and activated your -- at the -- It's all about defense. And -- they -- they lost that game I know Michael Michael agreement that either. But they -- a lot back in 44 point should win you football game at any level. Well sorry that -- you know Alex lifted the best he could do. What he doesn't stop the other float like pre shared the scoring I'm -- -- the show. Why don't understand my problem on -- and -- -- I don't know anything would just answer me this. If it's all about defense -- in the cold one after giving of 44 points. That while Alex Smith didn't make the -- to play when he needs to houses just about defense. Every. One is the come down on offense and every facet of the -- -- strike or. What or. You don't score -- point you can not -- It's not -- you can. Without without -- we did it with your doctor off as well as your defense -- point oh yes that's. So it's only about defense because. Our idea generator you and -- how would that there's a -- football or seven years and one minute addition. One minute circuit or records object for example if you cut out the game. And and felt the -- What we want to talk to. Football get so that we all the -- certain amount of whether it's football baseball and it chased and beat -- like -- is more important. In baseball and it is hitting -- -- the idea that Ethiopia critical that you get a little what is the objective is to score more points in the it or not that's what -- will be our goal is to look -- the -- for the play -- -- all the the score at home you all it's all the other people weren't. Is this -- what you thought we. You know is rob -- name and Iraq bureau my side but it's not accurate defensive -- yeah. You're defensive -- More than okay are -- because I didn't because that coach that we that we -- to. Always it. You know your job is it if it comes on the point scored points out your job is to. It's -- Wharton the other team by any means necessary -- I think. It in this case yes. The Indianapolis -- latest opera made stops -- to give up six points to six points in the second half. Thirteen with a thirteen in the second half -- you -- when it was 38 to ten at that point -- points. A verdict in the third quarter and six points and we gave them three points in the fourth quarter -- -- but some work amid some of that is is going to be on Alex Smith have the ball on the -- I understand the defense factored into this I don't think that all happens in a vacuum I understand there's a big picture here but the end of the game. The guy who I think we all would have agreed was the fifth or sixth the best quarterback in the AFC probably the -- is in the -- was going to be number six no matter what. The guy who was the second to worst quarterback left in the AFC at the ball his hands with two minutes to go down the field and only needing a field goal and failed to do so. This is exactly why we trust Tom Brady in this town it's exactly why I have a pretty strong confidence that the patriots are going to be able -- -- defense. The correct me if I'm wrong all the defense of people up his pitcher's defense great. They're thank you read today. Peter King right that Monday Morning Quarterback Dan Patrick talking about on his showing as is the fact that the NFL wants to immediately expand. They wanna expand the playoffs add an extra team in either league in either conference. And not I think it makes the play I'll tell you because I don't know that I know what money money money monument -- golden goose -- -- that story three that ferry to go back. Forgetting about what it does to the playoffs tells -- that makes the actual playoff weekend for -- in the playoffs that much worse to have an extra game or because the competition and be down a little bit. I don't think we'd be worse off that Arizona and Pittsburgh -- both made the playoffs they -- think that that puts us in a -- or spot. But I do think it significantly reduces the importance of the regular season when you're adding an extra team that you don't need that. I think at times. This administration who's to blame for maybe it's a bunch of people on an easy target is Roger Goodell. -- a lot of people -- Have have. Maybe over. So many different ways. To screw up only what is going just fine. And it. One day talking about an eighteen game regular season schedule another time another floating rumors about a Super Bowl and -- that super Wal-Mart and this American tradition. Let's take it somewhere that means it's much or maybe an NFL team in London expanding the Super Bowl. Let's take away all kickoffs let's take away special teams but -- keep going -- what you've got to get things going. You'll have got the greatest and it is greatly. I think it's the best -- had a out of North America only support major sport is the best one by far. Beyond in -- improvement. It's tinkering it's meddling it's stupidity. While -- and what's the -- are obviously using its money -- -- right that would be the only reason to do anything like this but that that the other question is. Is -- things they've tried to change. Actually hurt them on the back -- right there's room expands so far and so far beyond its reaches that it starts to crumble from the inside out. And if you're in the NFL that's the one rule that's the one thing you should be wary of is is ruining your game from the inside out how many hits can you take. You've taken away kickoffs OK fine you can handle that. You're making the game less physical there's less heating in the inside. Less hitting the quarterback there's less hitting them a defenseless receiver. Can we withstand that -- I think we can withstand that. We're gonna expand we're gonna do this we're gonna how many things how many hits can you take before eventually people saying. You know what this is no longer the game that I fell in love with. Now may be as long as the other three sports continue to muddle along the way they do. Unless baseball actually has some sort of vision with the next commissioner to try to jump back into the public I am a hockey does something which never gonna happen unless basketball changes some of the way it's it's played and viewed etc. Made the political focus and have a choice it is going to be number one no matter what happens they can tinker all they want they can add playoff teams they can add eighteen games that schedule they can do any of these things it won't matter all because what -- they what -- -- Pick the Super Bowl lot of North America and I think that might which you know watch. I don't know should watch out and of course you really watch like her members that on Friday asking the wrong guy to -- restaurant guy in the wrong business from and a half. I have to watch but does that does that diminish the Super Bowl super Super Bowl is played in Amsterdam are -- thought about it. Yes I think you would -- yes that would in effect. Of all the I have talked about that or -- -- maybe yesterday and that -- doesn't bother me the eighteen game season is the one it's always driven me crazy I don't need more of the NFL just -- needed on Thursday by Super Bowl in Geneva. Not always wanted to suitable to be engineer is being very to neutral site via. Of course. It's an ultimate -- -- their way to make it fair to make its ultimate ultimate neutral site were stamping the Geneva. I don't know if this is the only thing I do like it -- -- -- they got it right this week I hope they hope cooler heads prevail hope more intelligent. Heads prevail. Because this weekend. Every. Damn good football with other script football -- football it was dramatic it was intriguing. It -- and add to my -- -- -- accuracy. For most of these games bad games the so called that game Cincinnati San Diego. I'm around see how that -- -- for the Cincinnati Bengals at an all stupid. All of these games. War or came down to the fourth quarter you even -- the even if they didn't like the Bengals games seventeen point -- deficit for the Bengals were still watch -- came -- to play. Was that I I was disappointed by the Green Bay San Francisco game like because we had built up I think we exaggerated or were told that the that the weather was going to be worse than -- one. Clearly the weather was bad but I was expecting the -- they're getting in the midwest today to -- yesterday. It was not negative fifty with the wind -- was not negative fifteen temperature wise that temperature for the most part stayed above zero they're talking about wind -- being in the negative ten to negative fifteen range not that that's not freezing cold and -- they were miserable and cold and all the rest. But it was not the drug drama of is this gonna surpass the ice bowl it didn't actually come close and that's I found myself kind of disappointed. Also I think those guys -- Breezy for notoriously tough luck college operative who is from Wisconsin. Now after the game into the interview with -- enters. What's the story with the sleaze he says it's not that cold. What -- I -- not at all. If it's a mentality I'm not shore guys get a big advantage from it but they think they'd do psychological thing I don't know any event I don't understand it was -- today with my movement of its dead. I think again to a -- had a little bit more if he's where he sleeps with cold. But ultimately it and it isn't worldwide something that is not mind over matter. Like if you're in a situation -- being outside -- exposed to -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- maybe it is because those guys seem to be -- -- here for four hours with -- -- -- -- none of them died none of them got exposure none of them got frostbite as far as I know. On their arms but I would think that eventually that would just happen. I don't think you can just say I'm half therefore I'm not gonna get frostbite you know one of those things just kind of happens. -- -- -- if you're moving around really it's that these interim around I don't know if your activists adrenaline everything's Garland John -- Chatham had a good point decent a lot of the guys are cheating. They were saying they weren't wearing sleeves but they are wearing extra long -- -- elbow pads so yeah you're not wearing a sleeve or your elbow thing goes from about an inch by your up by your actual shirt -- to about your risk. Well commentators calling jeopardy didn't have any doctors -- no. Once all the tax. He was out there now on the side -- for the field goal yet to indicate -- them. And I he had on that ski mask but. Quarterbacking is not there would mean no sleeves on was unbelievable and a lot of guys are like. And and you know it's of these games are so funny because it's happening throws that one pass in the final drive it's picked off. It's going the other way maybe even for six but at the very least Green Bay has the ball with a chance to kick their own field goal at the end instead. I dropped the ball capita has -- sweet scramble on third down the next thing you know their field goal range in the whole thing ends that way I am in the margin of error is so slim on either side and is on one play in either direction almost always made by the quarterback. Is going to be the difference in these. Anybody -- -- -- think about all of these your your rightness Sampras physical game that happened I mean think about the game of the weekend and -- as close as all those games where we all know. The game that really jumps out. Is that Kansas a gain of 3810 in the third quarter and wind up losing by a point. But think about even the final play of game all the things you talk about Ortiz all the things talk about. And training camp all the things out during the season this is why -- when my favorite clips from Bill Parcells -- this is why you let. All those waits in the -- on the side I on this guy's arm up. -- how many times do you make. Our receivers coach -- an -- coordinator or somebody throughout the career throughout his career Duane both mindset and I absolutely said to them. Hey you know what separates good receivers great receivers. How they negotiate the sideline. And and having having lever maintaining leverage when the ball is in the air. And being aware of doing little votes happen a silent in the why don't -- -- he's open he makes that catch and by about two or three inches he's out of bounds in the game is -- so what came down. -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- Slowly -- there's no question. -- -- don't know -- horse drugs yes absolutely is that what he did yes horse tranquilizer I was doing all sorts anything that you are trying to horse he's going to do. At Ohio State probably with 230. At the end by two -- looked like upon current climate. History it was true but. But I mean when -- is has he is the prototype for an outside receiver in the NFL has got the perfect build the speed the hands everything else but he's dumb. I mean I know people played with a -- cities dumb guy doesn't really understand the Lawrence well there doesn't spend a lot of time trying to get better at that stuff and at the end of the day it's not just his lack of understanding of the offense as you said just now. It's his lack of paying attention to the finer things in the details the situations the things that are gonna matter that -- gamer loser many doesn't do it his team loses the game. Taylor you can Wear with -- dumb guy play if you if you have met the right position. Document dump quarterback. Probably can't win with a -- left tackle right tackle you certainly can't limit the dumb senator. -- don't corner yet she. You know what the dumb receiver yes well you -- until comes down to the final play I don't -- don't but I don't think I don't think that's it I think usually you can say it was a few things -- line. -- not don't -- up on doing those hard thing -- Like calling one. What you want. On fourth down that's a choice. While I want it more than the Andy Dalton throw deep down the sideline on fourth and three other that was the worst play call the entire week of tiger weekend all four games and there are a lot of dumb ones but that was one that stood out to me. Do while walking out -- I wanna put the ball on to win both hands my best playmaker Tapp point right. I mean who else you gonna give the ball to there. Well don't a lot of guys that they could've they could've gone to. I'm I'm saying it's not don't throw -- to poke us in that didn't gain brought the they had no -- his form. You know coming into the game I was watching the watch an NFL network. Well before the game maybe two hours for a game. And their playbook show was great love social sterling Sharpe is there and bald anger and Brian Billick are going on. Are some of that goes on the they're talking. About Bo and first Indianapolis and an -- with Casey. They were pointing out it. Apple's doing things especially get to vote. Treat him like a guy. OK they may have done that game one. And gotten away with. In game two they weren't getting away with it. I don't think you're just sitting with two Romanoff. Even on that last play of the game Salk didn't have any don't know -- all it was a. Unwinds don't -- one Dwayne -- one on one I don't know if not is that the -- you wanna make is that the is that the only. Play for well -- -- -- on the I was thinking they were out of timeouts right so they needed to they needed to stay near the sideline or to try to get out of bounds to have enough you know to have alternately definite time. -- Think they had time I have let -- -- it would have -- forty seconds to blanket. Am -- could've gone through it if they completed a -- back and look and when completed a pass over the Arctic was like. Is about a minute. About a minute left -- to project someone. He completed pass over the middle. You can take your time. Giving up the line of scrimmage to spike it usually. Hey guys this despite play look left and they both fight like in the if you could take -- spike in play it's time for a field. It is always -- any time -- NFL team tries to make it more complicated and needs to be adding the sideline in makes it more complicated than it needs to be -- -- -- another element but that that that the players -- -- -- at the -- but all of a whole lot that's one of the bottom line yes Europe 38 and you should -- back you had any more and more -- about that on -- that -- and that that's one thing too is I'm sorry if he's going to be your best player you're number one wide receiver he was given a throw that was good enough. For him to catch the ball and come down in bounds and if he is -- if he's got. A little bit more presence if he's got a little bit more awareness if he practices little better a little harder and understands kicking situation better than he does. Admit he makes that play any should be expected to make that play if he wants to being number one receiver to be counted on at the end of a playoff game the -- at Kansas City Chiefs are they good. I still believe it I think they were faked a team I don't good but they're not that are very good team. I think -- I and I think now there's going home this -- -- at home they are now. If they're going -- good -- ago they lost what six of their last step nine games all of these teams all of these teams in the playoffs. Even the team's going home you can make -- case for all of the port. Of separation separation between the colts were coming and now. And the Kansas -- was eight point. The separation between Cincinnati and San Diego pocket that's a big one for fiscal Green Bay you know look at Philadelphia New Orleans. The final four teams right now and AFC. Won it. If I don't know -- an -- certainly. They execute AFC championship game could be played here. Championship game could be played an Indianapolis won't be surprised by neighbors. On I understand what you're saying but my point being that that Alex Smith was not in the same league quarterback wise as those other four guys -- one. You're looking at the six quarterbacks that played in the NL I -- a lot. It's our -- hate it if he wasn't as good as the other quarterback is Elena lost its part it's one of I would say it's the primary reason the pro cornerback -- better. The other quarterback -- not that he was terrible wasn't terrible the other quarterback was better third the other quarterback was able to come back from 28 points down and make every play he needed to win it is a quarterback driven league and when the chips were down Andrew Luck was a better quarterback. That Alex Smith won that game. No I think your game is if you're down if I spot I don't care who would side. What's the biggest gap between quarterbacks remaining but the best when left let's say the best and -- -- either Brady or Manning can't or breeze. And then it was the worst moment. The worst quarterback remaining in the playoffs right now either count predict or -- -- OK if Andrew Locke and his program the kids' channel which one are if I spot. The the best quarterback in Italy. -- if I get the worst quarterback he's got a 28 point advantage he's got -- tees it up. Defense and 28 point advantage uncomfortable -- Republicans Peyton Manning or Andrew Luck sorry it's not on Alex Smith. Yeah we got a point lead in the third quarter omelet I don't hear break your quarterback is better. And this is -- that -- on balancing that Alex Smith might not make it that I'm not in that and Alex I disagree with under two point exactly I disagree with it. It's about more than the quarterback absolutely. No way it is a quarterback thing man when the quarterback makes the plays at the end of the game and your team wins and unfortunately the end of the game Alex Smith didn't make enough plays Andrew Luck made every single place he needed to make. He's a better quarterback -- Al -- he was better go and -- he's better common out the -- loss for a couple of reasons but the biggest of them is very simple just quarterback thing. The quarterback and not as good. Their defense. The difference in defense whatever OK that guy this principle and he came down to the final few minutes the defense was good enough that it came down to the final few minutes -- finals -- and it -- Cities up. Yeah. A two minute they have a chance and I winner will write Arabic at. All want to drive down the well and win the game and -- well. On the show -- what. I liked. What he. And at the beginning of the third quarter of game they got 45 and be happy about -- -- could put that -- If not you of course it'd always historically bad the NFL it's in it's that you've seen that. We're live in 1987. -- was asked if -- had just a few times in your lifetime that won the biggest compact and history of the game that is not -- -- -- that it. History it is becoming more and more the NFL 21 when he points teams get downing you don't turn it off because you know the quarterback is fully capable going not as soon as he gets back out there but that's the way this game is played when they open it up and they wanna start scoring and and there's nothing left to lose. Andrew -- Russell Wilson calling -- -- -- Peyton Manning Tom Brady Drew Brees these guys have the quick strike ability to go up and down the field 617779. 79372. Guys involved -- alcoholic WB. There I'm not -- police. What you get into the game uranium anyway you're you're you're warmed up runaround. -- focused on making plays and -- -- they get those you know. (%expletive) And an airplane on the they're and Jim on the sideline they're not out there so I mean aren't out there. Well not just for this reason but he's obviously a tough from and the media to Rob Ninkovich don't think. Much -- show earlier today saw -- here and patriots Monday Bill Belichick will join us in just over half hour. We aren't fox Ronald I mentioned that earlier were in -- to Bill Belichick will join us here person not just after 3 o'clock. This afternoon get his take on now what we saw over the weekend what we can now expect heading forward. His team will play the colts I guess the debate really comes down to -- the colts win it. Did the chiefs lose it I think it's a little -- but I give the colts' opponent credit because -- Andrew Luck did everything he needed to do we got down big he threw a couple of picks early. Some were at fault some weren't. But -- managed to rally his team when they absolutely needed it might take on it is and I'll say it again it's -- I think Al Smith played a bad game he didn't over 300 yards. I was a 190 point four touchdowns no picks me to did numbers wise everything you would need to do. But quarterbacks in this league are judged by not just that the -- by quarterback wins and in the final drive when his team need to go down the field and kick a field goal. You can do that. That's that's a game where he did not do what Andrew Luck get blocked it. He did not and and just because they had a big lead it doesn't change for me the fact that at the end of the game get the ball in his hands and the failed to capitalize failed to score points. Well I think personal cult I hate that argument. Europe they're reminds me of around the holidays always producers which is. Okay. Did this team win it sort of that humans now the team that won won the game a -- credit in the world for women in the -- winning you don't nobody gives you win. What I'm saying is. As great as Andrew Luck is an an as impressive as that that he was very impressed by the way. Not just what they did on on Saturday but what they did in the regular season home victory over the Broncos over the 49ers and over the Seahawks. That's that's pretty damn good -- But as impressive as that team is you've got to -- -- Kansas City Chiefs if you've got guys. If you've got pro bowlers got an all pro safety -- error vary you've got guys like -- -- Ali you've got guys like Houston and he got hurt again. But you guys who. Have have put together some pretty good numbers for -- and defense. And spot it went to a 28 point lead let's understand. I understand it fits you don't win by twenty. -- you and I can if you went by the -- but she'd got to expect. In the second half -- that they can't be happy with themselves they can't be saying I don't. At the end of the -- is the quarterback's league we've lost to a great quarterback. Now you guys underperformed. When it mattered. They may not be staying up and it doesn't mean that there wasn't more than Alex Smith could've done at the end of the game Robson Charleston and I rob. -- -- -- -- Given him the benefit of the doubt when you're right now called the Seattle that is trying to -- the opportunity but he has confirmed and activated your -- at the -- It's all about defense. And -- they -- they lost that game I know Michael Michael agreement that either. But they -- a lot back in 44 point should win you football game at any level. Well sorry that -- you know Alex lifted the best he could do. What he doesn't stop the other float like pre shared the scoring I'm -- -- the show. Why don't understand my problem on -- and -- -- I don't know anything would just answer me this. If it's all about defense -- in the cold one after giving of 44 points. That while Alex Smith didn't make the -- to play when he needs to houses just about defense. Every. One is the come down on offense and every facet of the -- -- strike or. What or. You don't score -- point you can not -- It's not -- you can. Without without -- we did it with your doctor off as well as your defense -- point oh yes that's. So it's only about defense because. Our idea generator you and -- how would that there's a -- football or seven years and one minute addition. One minute circuit or records object for example if you cut out the game. And and felt the -- What we want to talk to. Football get so that we all the -- certain amount of whether it's football baseball and it chased and beat -- like -- is more important. In baseball and it is hitting -- -- the idea that Ethiopia critical that you get a little what is the objective is to score more points in the it or not that's what -- will be our goal is to look -- the -- for the play -- -- all the the score at home you all it's all the other people weren't. Is this -- what you thought we. You know is rob -- name and Iraq bureau my side but it's not accurate defensive -- yeah. You're defensive -- More than okay are -- because I didn't because that coach that we that we -- to. Always it. You know your job is it if it comes on the point scored points out your job is to. It's -- Wharton the other team by any means necessary -- I think. It in this case yes. The Indianapolis -- latest opera made stops -- to give up six points to six points in the second half. Thirteen with a thirteen in the second half -- you -- when it was 38 to ten at that point -- points. A verdict in the third quarter and six points and we gave them three points in the fourth quarter -- -- but some work amid some of that is is going to be on Alex Smith have the ball on the -- I understand the defense factored into this I don't think that all happens in a vacuum I understand there's a big picture here but the end of the game. The guy who I think we all would have agreed was the fifth or sixth the best quarterback in the AFC probably the -- is in the -- was going to be number six no matter what. The guy who was the second to worst quarterback left in the AFC at the ball his hands with two minutes to go down the field and only needing a field goal and failed to do so. This is exactly why we trust Tom Brady in this town it's exactly why I have a pretty strong confidence that the patriots are going to be able -- -- defense. The correct me if I'm wrong all the defense of people up his pitcher's defense great. They're anything but great they're hanging on the they're put together with with duct tape and some thread because half the guys are into -- -- -- not a bad defense but this is no great defense they have Tom Brady and they're able to keep games close until the end. And allow their all I want to. -- right -- and -- and look at but the the problem is. Before the last two minutes of the game -- something in between in between 38 and in the last two minutes of the game. I will knock Alex Smith for not being aware that he was about to be strips to act. Gave the the call to possession that -- out and get back into the game a little bit you know given some confidence. But there are a lot of things that happened between 38 cardinals' final two minutes not gonna end this on Alex. And in what his ratings are rankings are the quarterback. I did not think I think he did. As much as you can expect probably beat -- and what people expect him to do games Alex commitment in the office. It was 44 today. Now in Kansas City. You're 44 and -- -- most of the game without Jamaal Charles. All right. Particular defense can hold on and I also what I settler guard Jamaal Charles is overrated from the beginning. Notably I don't I said last week and I still politically that Jamaal Charles is over that it took you last week in what way and then look at the way I just want to score 44 points about yet so these are running back he's OK he's good running back he's very good. Running back -- -- -- -- -- be terrified because they have Jamaal Charles and another team doesn't yeah I just don't view it that way you can have Jamaal Charles and -- Davis. Are these guys are pretty good to know Charles is better than them I understand that. But without on the score 44 points just how important was that tells you that with the meticulous scorched and hash every amid the come up with maybe maybe they come up with that field goal maybe they have another option at the end of the -- Sean Sean -- -- -- believes -- -- I'm not ripping my just think he's -- he's OK he's good running back there running -- and all pro running back -- -- -- a very good right you don't. Don't like that position and my partner I ever. I know that you had something different okay were good running backs are fine while Johnson's car -- have -- on. -- -- already get it. -- -- -- stop I gotta disagree. I mean. Yet but I'll announced that line bakery in there. 38 its debt how are starting to OJ state. Like not running the ball and -- you block nineteen touchdown back Eric. -- -- Now all they -- I think they got -- Green where it go into like that happy note acting up clock. -- -- And I thought was running the ball that's always what about that prevent it for rent rent for back from winning. I mean these are all things that that you're not wrong about any the Sean I agree I mean there's more of the game but but but at the end of an Al Smith had the ball on the -- right two minutes one point game try to kick a field goal in the game. Stop important all that -- like stopped doing things that are productive. And Intel are pretty. That Alex has played great however that they should ever been a bit in that situation where that terrible that you have. They locked because he came out with a great play -- -- -- a record at turn ten I think I believe that I'm sure wouldn't matter -- it. I don't think it just happened to I don't believe that people just happened to come through when it matters he came there what matters is he's a great young quarterback. And he -- Agree with -- either studied -- right you guys -- I would feel good about going and a lack strike but say that he was great. The ball away execution of it all it. That no wait it out but the -- on out at that -- last minute eating out I think -- in the. OC I think you guys are are not I'm not blaming Alex Smith this is not I think Alex Smith played a bad games they lost and it's in the numbers. Blaming Alex Smith but Alex Smith did not -- with. Why can't you didn't win the game and how much credit can I get the ball and didn't win. One quarterback everybody else is replaceable. -- -- -- -- I don't think -- I think I think your quarterback and everybody else I think it is it is a team game in some ways but when it comes down -- those final few minutes you -- your quarterback. The quarterback to the single most important position and. All of its voice is the most important positions sure it is but in in that game there are a lot of things like still I'm I'm amazed at just glossed and in the last two minutes of the game. I will knock Alex Smith for not being aware that he was about to be strips to act. Gave the the call to possession that -- out and get back into the game a little bit you know given some confidence. But there are a lot of things that happened between 38 cardinals' final two minutes not gonna end this on Alex. And in what his ratings are rankings are the quarterback. I did not think I think he did. As much as you can expect probably beat -- and what people expect him to do games Alex commitment in the office. It was 44 today. Now in Kansas City. You're 44 and -- -- most of the game without Jamaal Charles. All right. Particular defense can hold on and I also what I settler guard Jamaal Charles is overrated from the beginning. Notably I don't I said last week and I still politically that Jamaal Charles is over that it took you last week in what way and then look at the way I just want to score 44 points about yet so these are running back he's OK he's good running back he's very good. Running back -- -- -- -- -- be terrified because they have Jamaal Charles and another team doesn't yeah I just don't view it that way you can have Jamaal Charles and -- Davis. Are these guys are pretty good to know Charles is better than them I understand that. But without on the score 44 points just how important was that tells you that with the meticulous scorched and hash every amid the come up with maybe maybe they come up with that field goal maybe they have another option at the end of the -- Sean Sean -- -- -- believes -- -- I'm not ripping my just think he's -- he's OK he's good running back there running -- and all pro running back -- -- -- a very good right you don't. Don't like that position and my partner I ever. I know that you had something different okay were good running backs are fine while Johnson's car -- have -- on. -- -- already get it. -- -- -- stop I gotta disagree. I mean. Yet but I'll announced that line bakery in there. 38 its debt how are starting to OJ state. Like not running the ball and -- you block nineteen touchdown back Eric. -- -- Now all they -- I think they got -- Green where it go into like that happy note acting up clock. -- -- And I thought was running the ball that's always what about that prevent it for rent rent for back from winning. I mean these are all things that that you're not wrong about any the Sean I agree I mean there's more of the game but but but at the end of an Al Smith had the ball on the -- right two minutes one point game try to kick a field goal in the game. Stop important all that -- like stopped doing things that are productive. And Intel are pretty. That Alex has played great however that they should ever been a bit in that situation where that terrible that you have. They locked because he came out with a great play -- -- -- a record at turn ten I think I believe that I'm sure wouldn't matter -- it. I don't think it just happened to I don't believe that people just happened to come through when it matters he came there what matters is he's a great young quarterback. And he -- Agree with -- either studied -- right you guys -- I would feel good about going and a lack strike but say that he was great. The ball away execution of it all it. That no wait it out but the -- on out at that -- last minute eating out I think -- in the. OC I think you guys are are not I'm not blaming Alex Smith this is not I think Alex Smith played a bad games they lost and it's in the numbers. Blaming Alex Smith but Alex Smith did not -- with. Why can't you didn't win the game and how much credit can I get the ball and didn't win. One quarterback everybody else is replaceable. -- -- -- -- I don't think -- I think I think your quarterback and everybody else I think it is it is a team game in some ways but when it comes down -- those final few minutes you -- your quarterback. The quarterback to the single most important position and. All of its voice is the most important positions sure it is but in in that game there are a lot of things like still I'm I'm amazed at just glossed

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