Michael Penix to the Falcons!?! J.J. McCarthy get his wish & look out for Caleb Williams & the Bears

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29 Apr 202435:12

Summary

TLDRIn a detailed analysis of the 2024 NFL draft, the speaker discusses various picks, focusing on quarterbacks and the Atlanta Falcons' decision to draft Michael Penix despite having recently signed Kirk Cousins. The speaker praises Penix's abilities but criticizes the Falcons' strategy, suggesting it could undermine Cousins and the team's chemistry. The discussion also covers other notable draft picks, including JJ McCarthy by the Minnesota Vikings and Caleb Williams by the Chicago Bears, highlighting the potential for these rookies to make an immediate impact. Additionally, the speaker reflects on the Dallas Cowboys' decision not to draft a running back when faced with several good options, and touches on the Washington Commanders' draft strategy. The summary concludes with a mention of a promised hat for weightlifters who achieved a specific bench press milestone.

Takeaways

  • 🏈 The Atlanta Falcons' decision to draft Michael Penix Jr. at number eight raised questions about their commitment to Kirk Cousins and could potentially disrupt the locker room dynamics.
  • 🌟 Joel Clatt believes college football is entering a golden age, with interest and talent at an all-time high, as evidenced by the epic day of college football discussed.
  • 🎯 The NFL draft saw an unprecedented six quarterbacks taken in the first round, an anomaly attributed to the unique circumstances of the COVID year and the transfer portal.
  • 🔥 JJ McCarthy, drafted by the Minnesota Vikings, is considered by Clatt to be in the best situation to succeed early in his career due to his skill set and the team's strong roster.
  • 🤔 Clatt expresses surprise at the Dallas Cowboys not selecting a running back when they had the chance, especially after passing on Marshon Lloyd in the third round.
  • 📈 The Chicago Bears' draft strategy is praised for acquiring Caleb Williams and other key players that could quickly turn the team into a strong contender.
  • 🚨 The Washington Commanders are highlighted for having a great draft, with several picks expected to make a significant impact at the professional level.
  • 🎓 Michigan head coach Jim Harbaugh's draft strategy is discussed, with a focus on the selection of multiple Michigan players, though not setting the record for most players from one college drafted in a single year.
  • 🤝 The importance of a quarterback's fit within an offensive system is emphasized, as seen with Bo Nix's selection by the Denver Broncos and how it aligns with their offensive approach.
  • 📊 Clatt provides a detailed analysis of the draft, noting the potential impact of certain picks and the strategic choices made by teams, reflecting a deep understanding of the game and player evaluations.
  • 🎉 A special mention is made for weightlifters who achieved a challenge of bench pressing 225 pounds 20 times, with a promise of a custom hat designed by Clatt as a reward.

Q & A

  • Who is the host of the show discussing the NFL draft?

    -The host of the show is Joel Klatt.

  • What was the general consensus on Michael Pennix's draft position?

    -The consensus was that Michael Pennix was a top 10 pick and deserved to be selected where he was chosen.

  • Why was there surprise around the Atlanta Falcons' decision to draft Michael Pennix?

    -The surprise was due to the fact that the Falcons had recently signed Kirk Cousins to a large contract, which seemed to conflict with drafting a quarterback so early in the draft.

  • What was the unique situation in the 2024 NFL draft related to the quarterback position?

    -The unique situation was that six quarterbacks were selected in the first round, which is considered an anomaly and not expected to be repeated.

  • How did the COVID year impact the eligibility of certain players for the draft?

    -The COVID year granted extra eligibility to certain players, allowing them to transfer and play additional seasons, which increased their stock and led to some becoming first-round draft picks.

  • What was the strategy behind the Minnesota Vikings' selection of JJ McCarthy?

    -The Vikings selected JJ McCarthy because he was a good fit for their team's needs and Kevin O'Connell's coaching style, and they believed he could play early in his career and contribute to winning games.

  • Why was Bo Nicks considered a good fit for the Denver Broncos?

    -Bo Nicks was considered a good fit for the Denver Broncos due to his style of play, which aligns well with the offense that head coach Shawn Payton runs, which relies on quick distribution of the ball and clever pass concepts.

  • What was the Dallas Cowboys' strategy in the draft, and why was it criticized?

    -The Dallas Cowboys focused on other positions besides running back, where they had a need. The strategy was criticized because they passed on highly rated running backs in favor of other positions, which could impact their performance in the future.

  • How did the Chicago Bears' draft strategy differ from the Dallas Cowboys'?

    -The Chicago Bears focused on acquiring Caleb Williams, their top choice for quarterback, and surrounded him with other talented players to build a strong team for the future.

  • What was the significance of the Washington Commanders' draft picks?

    -The Washington Commanders' draft picks were significant because they targeted players who were instinctual and had the potential to succeed at the next level, which could greatly improve the team's performance.

  • How did the Michigan Wolverines' players fare in the draft?

    -Thirteen Michigan players were picked in the draft, which was short of the all-time record but still a strong showing for the university.

Outlines

00:00

🏈 NFL Draft Reactions and Michael Pennix's Impact on Atlanta

The first paragraph discusses the public reaction to Michael Pennix's draft to Atlanta and the potential negative impact on locker room dynamics due to the existing contract with Kirk Cousins. The speaker, Joel Klatt, expresses his enthusiasm for college football and introduces the podcast, sharing his experiences from the NFL draft event and his interactions with other analysts.

05:00

🤔 Concerns Over the Atlanta Falcons' Draft Strategy

In the second paragraph, Klatt criticizes the Atlanta Falcons' decision to draft Michael Pennix without informing Kirk Cousins, questioning the team's strategy. He argues that the team's actions could undermine Cousins and create unnecessary pressure and distraction. Klatt also discusses the Falcons' previous decisions regarding their quarterback position and the implications of drafting Pennix for the team's future.

10:02

🏗️ Building a Team for Immediate Success vs. Future Planning

The third paragraph continues the discussion on team building, emphasizing the need for Atlanta to focus on immediate improvement rather than long-term planning. Klatt suggests that the team's strategy could hinder their ability to make the playoffs and build a strong roster. He also highlights the importance of avoiding distractions and building trust within the team.

15:05

🎓 JJ McCarthy's Fit with the Minnesota Vikings

In the fourth paragraph, Klatt shares his conversation with JJ McCarthy and the quarterback's dream of playing for Minnesota. He discusses the strategy behind the Vikings' draft picks and the potential for McCarthy to succeed in the team's system. Klatt praises McCarthy's leadership and competitive spirit and predicts a successful future for him with the Vikings.

20:05

🤝 Caleb Williams' Commitment to Excellence

The fifth paragraph focuses on Caleb Williams' draft interview and his unique answer about caring for his team, coaches, and even the janitors. Klatt appreciates Williams' attitude and predicts success for him in the NFL. He also discusses the Chicago Bears' draft strategy and how the team's new players could lead to a successful season.

25:07

🏈 Detailed Analysis of Offensive Strategies and Player Fits

The sixth paragraph delves into the specifics of offensive strategies in the NFL, particularly the 'scat protection' used by Oregon and the fit of Bo Nicks with the Denver Broncos. Klatt explains why certain quarterbacks are a good fit for specific teams based on their playing style and the offensive schemes they run.

30:09

🏁 Unexpected Draft Picks and the Dallas Cowboys' Strategy

In the seventh paragraph, Klatt expresses surprise at the Dallas Cowboys' decision not to draft a running back when they had the opportunity. He discusses the team's needs and the available players, as well as other surprising draft picks and the potential impact on the teams involved.

35:09

🎉 Reflecting on the 2024 NFL Draft

The eighth and final paragraph wraps up Klatt's thoughts on the 2024 NFL Draft. He mentions some of his favorite picks and drafts, including the Washington Commanders' selections. Klatt also addresses a specific audience, weightlifters who bench pressed 225 pounds 20 times, promising them a custom hat as a reward for their efforts.

Mindmap

Keywords

💡NFL Draft

The NFL Draft is an annual event where professional football teams in the National Football League (NFL) select eligible college football players. It is a significant event that shapes the future of teams and players. In the script, the host, Joel Klatt, discusses the outcomes of the 2024 NFL Draft, focusing on various picks and their implications for different teams.

💡Kirk Cousins

Kirk Cousins is a professional American football quarterback currently playing for the Minnesota Vikings. In the transcript, Joel Klatt talks about Cousins in the context of the Atlanta Falcons drafting Michael Penix and how this could impact Cousins' position and the team dynamics.

💡Michael Penix

Michael Penix is a college football quarterback who was drafted by the Atlanta Falcons in the 2024 NFL Draft. Klatt discusses Penix's drafting as a controversial decision, given the Falcons' prior commitment to Kirk Cousins, and the potential impact on the team's locker room and future strategy.

💡Golden Age of College Football

This phrase refers to a perceived current high point in the popularity and quality of college football. Klatt mentions it to express his enthusiasm for the state of college football and its increasing interest among fans, which he believes is reaching an 'epic' status.

💡Covid Year

The term 'Covid Year' is used to describe the period during which the COVID-19 pandemic had a significant impact on various aspects of life, including sports. In the context of the script, Klatt refers to the unique challenges and changes the 'Covid Year' brought to the draft process and college football eligibility.

💡Transfer Portal

The transfer portal in college sports is a database where college athletes can declare their intention to transfer from their current school without penalty. Klatt discusses how the transfer portal, combined with the extra eligibility granted due to the Covid Year, allowed certain players like Jaden Daniels, Michael Penix, and Bo Nix to increase their draft stock.

💡JJ McCarthy

JJ McCarthy is a college football quarterback who was drafted by the Minnesota Vikings in the 2024 NFL Draft. Klatt highlights McCarthy's draft as a strategic move by the Vikings, who identified him as their preferred candidate and successfully drafted him without having to trade up in the draft order.

💡Caleb Williams

Caleb Williams is a college football quarterback who was selected by the Chicago Bears in the 2024 NFL Draft. Klatt praises the Bears' choice, emphasizing Williams' strong work ethic and leadership qualities, which he believes will contribute to the team's success.

💡Salary Cap

The salary cap in professional sports, including the NFL, is a limit on the total amount of money that teams can spend on player salaries. Klatt refers to the salary cap when discussing the Atlanta Falcons' decision to sign Kirk Cousins to a large contract and the implications for their draft strategy and roster building.

💡Locker Room Dynamics

Locker room dynamics pertain to the interpersonal relationships and team culture among athletes within a shared space, like a locker room. Klatt argues that the Falcons' decision to draft Penix could undermine Cousins' position and create tension within the team, affecting the locker room dynamics.

💡Rookie of the Year

This title is given to the most outstanding first-year player in the NFL. Klatt speculates about the potential for JJ McCarthy and Dallas Turner to be contenders for the offensive and defensive rookie of the year awards, respectively, based on their draft positions and team situations.

Highlights

Kurt Cousins had a bad game, leading to calls for Michael Pennix in Atlanta.

College football is experiencing a surge in interest, potentially entering a golden age.

The NFL draft saw six quarterbacks go in the first 12 picks, an unprecedented event.

Michael Pennix is considered a top 10 pick and a great quarterback, despite concerns about the Atlanta Falcons' strategy.

The Falcons' decision to draft Pennix without informing Cousins could destabilize the locker room.

JJ McCarthy was selected by the Minnesota Vikings, fulfilling his dream team preference.

McCarthy's skill set is expected to make him a successful early contributor in Minnesota.

Caleb Williams was always the top pick for the Chicago Bears, and his attitude and work ethic are highly praised.

The Bears' draft strategy is considered strong, with a focus on building a team that can succeed with Williams.

Bo Nicks is a perfect fit for the Denver Broncos' offensive style under Shawn Payton.

The Dallas Cowboys overlooked potentially selecting a running back like Marshon Lloyd, who was later picked by the Green Bay Packers.

The Washington Commanders are praised for their draft strategy, particularly their selection of Mikey Srasil.

Harbaugh's selection of a wide receiver, Lad Makoni, with the 34th pick was a surprising move.

A total of 13 Michigan players were picked in the draft, just short of the record for a single draft.

Weightlifters who bench pressed 225 pounds 20 times are being promised a custom hat by the host, Joel Klatt.

Transcripts

00:00

first time Kurt Cousins has a bad game

00:01

in particular in a big spot which he's

00:03

prone to do during the course of his

00:04

career guess what everybody is going to

00:06

be clamoring for in Atlanta we want

00:08

Michael pennix we want Michael penx so

00:11

you're submarining the locker room right

00:13

there because Kirk Cousins is not going

00:14

to be on solid footing from day one

00:17

college football has never been better

00:18

interest has never been higher believe

00:20

that we are at the dawn of the golden

00:22

age of college

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football it was an epic day of college

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football it was one of those days where

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you fall in love with the sport all over

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[Music]

00:37

again what's going on everybody welcome

00:40

into the program I am Joel clatt this is

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the Joel clatt show and we are reacting

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to the NFL draft here on a Monday

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morning um first of all thank you for

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joining us and remember wherever you're

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01:00

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like to social media at Joel clao let's

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dive into this thing right away because

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there was a lot to get into with this

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draft it was one of the more interesting

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drafts that I can remember um big thanks

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to the NFL Network for uh always

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affording me the opportunity to come

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cover the draft uh really enjoyed being

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with you on night one and and night two

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Thursday night for round one Friday

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night for round two and three love work

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working with with DJ he's a he's a dear

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friend CD is a dear friend Charles Davis

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and and obviously Rich Eisen who's also

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um a a good friend of mine a dear friend

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love being on the desk with each of

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those gentlemen I will say just quickly

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a quick story about being uh there in

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Detroit wild scene I mean hundreds of

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thousands of people lots of Michigan

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fans there was a lot of GL go Blue going

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on as we were walking up in particular

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with Rich there who's obviously a big

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Michigan fan um I would also just

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quickly

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tell there was a lot of stuff being

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smoked right around our set I mean like

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it was like Wow and on Thursday night it

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hung around for at least a couple hours

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we're on air for like two hours and it

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was heavy for at least two hours of the

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show and at one point I look over and

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Charles Davis is housing Pringles and

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just housing them and I'm like in a

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commercial I'm like are you okay and he

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looks at me and he was like he was like

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I never knew these Pringles were so

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good so that's how night1 went um and

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then there was so much stuff that I want

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to react to from the actual draft it was

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in a lot of ways unprecedented we had

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the six quarterbacks go in the first you

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know what was it 12 picks of the of the

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first round we're never going to see

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that again by the way I kept trying to

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say and I don't think people really

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understood it like oh this is a crazy

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year yeah it's also going to be the most

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unique and and a draft that is unlike

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any other draft that we've ever seen

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because of that covid year specifically

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and then when you couple the co year

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with the transfer portal and what

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happened you saw three guys that got

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opportunities late in their career and

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then increased their stock in order to

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become firstr draft picks when they

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first trans transferred Jaden Daniels

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Michael pinnick and Bo Knicks they were

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not first round draft picks they get

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extra eligibility because of the covid

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year they get the opportunity to

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transfer and then they play out the

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string they all have you know 50 plus

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starts and they all become first round

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draft picks and when you when you

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combine them with the

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traditional three andone first round

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draft picks from the quarterback

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position like Caleb Williams Drake May

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and JJ m you get this perfect storm

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where you get six quarterbacks in the

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first round it's also a year happens to

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be a year in which there are six seven

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eight teams with genuine quarterback

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needs so this is not a trend this is an

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anomaly we're never going to see that

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again never it's never going to happen

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let's talk about one of those uh

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quarterbacks because I don't think you

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can even start talking about this draft

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without talking about the Falcons taking

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Michael pennick at number eight and

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before I go into everything that I'm

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going to say here about this draft pick

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I I want to say Michael penx is

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absolutely a top 10 pick nothing about

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his game suggests that you should not

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take Michael pinnick he's an awesome

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quarterback if you've been listening to

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this show for any amount of time you

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will know that I've been a giant fan of

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pinck for a long time all the way back

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to his days at Indiana really but even

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before this last season when he blew up

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with Washington really the last two but

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really before the last one I said back

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in September that Washington's not only

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a top five team but he's a Darkhorse

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Heisman candidate because of the way

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that he can throw the ball it's

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beautiful the ball comes out of his hand

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as well as anybody in this draft he

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throws it down the field so well you've

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heard me talk constantly about his

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ability to pass the football with

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leverage down the field I'm sure the

05:20

entire staff here at the Joel clat show

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just rolled their eyes because they've

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heard that description at least a

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million times because it's accurate so

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what I'm trying to say is Michael

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pennick deserved to be selected where he

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got selected this is not a case of an

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overdrafted player this is a case of an

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organization with zero plan my problem

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is that he went to Atlanta Atlanta is

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seven- 10 they I don't think have a

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stacked roster at least as much as they

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think they have a stack stacked roster

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they missed the playoffs last uh last

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season and the five prior to that so six

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straight years without a playoff birth

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they need players now which is why they

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went chips in the middle of the table

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for Kirk Cousins remember this is a year

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after they decided to say you know what

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we're good we don't need to be in the

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Lamar Jackson sweep stakes and then the

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next year they say no we definitely need

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a quarterback we should go get that 3

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what six year old with a torn Achilles

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and they gave Kurt Cousins $100

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million in free agency guaranteed 100

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guaranteed more than that in the full

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contract 100

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guaranteed then they decide man we

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really like Michael penck like some Bozo

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who gets engaged and then goes to spring

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break and falls in love with the first

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first girly season of bikini on the

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beach like what are you

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doing so they fall in love with Michael

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pinnick and then decide that they're

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going to draft him but don't give Kirk

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Cousins a heads up during the process

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that they're starting to fall in love

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with Michael pennick and the first time

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he hears about it is when they're on the

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clock what are

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we

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doing what are we

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doing make it make

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sense when that pick came across I was

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shocked DJ was shocked CD was shocked we

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were all Su uh shocked and it's one

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thing to have a succession plan okay and

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I understand that okay I really do I

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understand this succession plan thing

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it's entirely a different thing to

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submarine your locker room before the

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players are even in the locker room and

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and this is what I feel like they did

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you know you can claim that this is

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injury insurance for Kurt Cousins but if

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you need injury Insurance then you

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shouldn't have signed them to a $100

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million guaranteed contract everything

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about this the fact that they felt like

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they needed to give him that contract in

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free agency the fact that they still

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were looking in terms of a quarterback

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the fact that they knew it was wrong

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which is why they didn't bring in

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Michael pen pennick for an in-person

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visit like if they fell in love with

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Michael pennick during this process you

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would have brought him in for an

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in-person visit but they knew that they

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couldn't because they just gave a guy

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$100 million so therein lies the truth

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that they even knew this was backwards

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or else they would have brought him in

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they would have brought him in

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I understand even that teams are going

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to have multiple quarterbacks start I

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understand that but if you're worried

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about Kurt Cousins then you don't sign

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him to that contract if anything now I'm

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starting to wonder like whoa what really

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was the plan in free agency everything

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about this reeks of ready fire

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aim again you just you just have to have

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a better plan than this this is a team

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that needs players now if you're going

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to assign KK cousins you need players

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now you only have 53 SP spots on your

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roster there's a salary cap you need

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players now the opportunity cost of of

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of basically foregoing that pick and and

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shoving that pick onto the sidelines is

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far-reaching you know

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that they don't even get the benefit of

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drafting a Young quarterback in the top

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10 that they feel like they could win

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with and then building the team around a

09:28

quarterback in there first

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contract

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so and then the explanation starts

09:36

coming out which wasn't very solid from

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their standpoint but even some in the

09:40

media were starting to be like well I

09:42

kind of understand it because listen you

09:45

know you're going to have to have a plan

09:46

in the future and they feel like they're

09:48

never going to pick this high in the

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draft so they better get their guy in

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particular if they fell in love with him

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and now they feel like they're built for

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the next 10 years and not just for the

09:56

next two or three all of that sounds

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really good but my point would

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be great now you're a spec home

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builder because you're not going to

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enjoy the fruits of your labor I just I

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don't see how this makes your team

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better right now to make the playoffs

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with Kirk Cousins and builds it for the

10:16

future you can't do two things at once

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you're not good enough to do two things

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at once right now you've got to do first

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things first which is become a good team

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now which is why they signed KK cousins

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in the first place if they if they

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didn't love the defensive players which

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by the way they've terrible on defense

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and had their pick of any defender in

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the draft none had been taken yet none

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had been taken

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yet fine tell me you don't love any of

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those players right there at the eighth

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pick trade it back and get more assets

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so that you can do what win now they

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need assets on the team on the field

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currently they're not a team that can

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just shove the eighth pick on the

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sideline and say don't worry in four

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years we're going to play

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him I also will say from a locker room

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standpoint and I mentioned this a little

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bit earlier you submarine the locker

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room right away how does Kirk cousins

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feel right away he feels like every

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mistake that he makes he's going to be

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looking over his shoulder I don't care

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how many times you tell him don't look

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over your shoulder Kirk okay that's like

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me telling you at home right now hey

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don't think of the color red don't you

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do it don't think of that color red like

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come on I'm gonna think of the color red

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cuz you brought it up you brought it up

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and they brought up the succession by

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taking Michael pinnick so now the first

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time kurk cousins has a bad game in

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particular in a big spot which he's

11:35

prone to do during the course of his

11:36

career guess what everybody is going to

11:38

be clamoring for in Atlanta we want

11:40

Michael pinnix we want Michael pinx so

11:43

you're submarining the locker room right

11:45

there because Kirk Cousins is not going

11:46

to be on solid footing from day one and

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he doesn't trust you as an

11:52

organization and you've created a

11:54

distraction cuz everybody's going to be

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asked about it every every wide receiver

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every player is going to be as about

12:00

like whoy how are Kurt and Michael

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getting along in the quarterback room

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the quickest way to be defeated is to be

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distracted and they've created a

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distract distraction excuse me they've

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created distrust within the locker room

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and they have created a a

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a a situation where kurk cousins cannot

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feel comfortable to go out and play

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freely all of that suggests that they're

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not ready to win right away that all

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being said and I want everybody to make

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sure that you clip what I'm about to say

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right here to anything that I've just

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said I pray this works out for everybody

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involved I don't want it to work out

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poorly for Atlanta I'd love to see

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Atlanta win and everybody there I'd love

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to see kurk cousins get a legitimate

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shot to go and prove that he can win on

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the top level I've Loved Michael pennick

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for a long time my heart hurts for

12:50

Michael pennick because now he's shoved

12:52

to the sideline and put to a position a

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position where it's going to be hard to

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succeed I want all of these guys to

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succeed and I pray that in 10 years

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Michael pennick is the quarterback of

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the Atlanta Falcons this all worked out

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swimmingly and everybody has a Super

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Bowl ring I'm hoping that that's what

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works we'll see if it does I have my

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doubts JJ McCarthy was taken by the

13:13

Minnesota Vikings a little backstory on

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this a couple of weeks ago I went to

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Michigan uh to do the spring football

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game and they were GNA have the morning

13:23

of the spring football game they were

13:25

going to have their ring ceremony to get

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all their rings and apparently now they

13:28

give out like it's it's like equal parts

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national championship ring ceremony and

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ribbon ceremony because it's it's it's

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kind of the modern-day ribbons for

13:37

everyone they got four

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rings four they won the Big 10 that's

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one the Rose Bowl gives you a ring the

13:45

cfp gives you a ring just for going to

13:47

the cfp and then they obviously won the

13:48

national championship by the way the

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rosebowl ring looked incredible looked

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incredible regardless I digress J.J

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McCarthy was in town so we talked with

13:59

Chiron Moore that's coming up on big

14:01

noon conversations this summer quick

14:03

tease right there shiron Moore is going

14:04

to be on big noon conversations we're

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sitting there talking with him on Friday

14:08

we're talking with a lot of the players

14:09

on Friday and JJ and some of the past

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players were also there getting ready

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for their ring ceremony on Saturday

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morning and I got to talk with JJ a

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little bit and and we were chatting and

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I just asked him I was like listen where

14:21

is the place that is your dream where do

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you want to go and he goes oh Minnesota

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I would love to go to Minnesota and lo

14:31

and behold their Minnesota is and

14:33

they're able to select JJ McCarthy now

14:37

some backstory of what was going on as

14:39

as the texts are coming in and and I'm

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I'm sitting with DJ and cidd um I was

14:43

texting with with Jay Glazer a little

14:45

bit as well here's what was happening

14:47

during all of this is

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that both Minnesota and New York at some

14:54

point had at least inquired about what

14:57

it would take to trade up to number

14:58

three in the New England slot and

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potentially draft Drake May

15:04

okay didn't work out New England stuck

15:07

they picked so now it becomes a good

15:10

oldfashioned staredown game of chicken

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between the Giants and Minnesota so

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here's the Vikings and they're sitting

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there at 11 or 10 excuse

15:22

me and here's the Giants sitting there

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at

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6 and the Vikings are thinking to

15:28

themselves do we need to go to the

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Arizona spot at four do we need to go to

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the charger spot at five to beat them to

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this place to get our guy in JJ McCarthy

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and they called their Bluff they called

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their Bluff and they were right so the

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Giants pass on quarterback they go Malik