NFL Live (March 27, 2018)Analysts break down the latest news in the NFL…


>>>WELCOME TO “NFL LIVE.” HERE’S OUR TIME LINE THIS AFTERNOON. THE NFL OWNERS HAVE APPROVED A NEW CATCH RULE, MAKING THE REQUIREMENT TO CONTROL THE BALL THROUGHOUT THE PROCESS GOING TO THE GROUND NO LONGER REQUIRED. AND HAVING BREAKFAST WITH ALL 32 NFL HEAD COACHES. IT HAPPENED TODAY. WE’LL TELL YOU EVERYTHING THEY HAD TO OFFER THIS MORNING.>>WHAT’S GOING ON?>>I’M WITH THEM. ♪ THE BOYS ARE BACK IN TOWN ♪ >>WE SHOULD GET ONE FOR OUR SHOW.>>HEY! COME BACK!>>SEE IF WE BUMP INTO THEM.>>AND JUST WHEN YOU THOUGHT IT WAS SAFE TO COME BACK, THEY’RE BACK. THE HASSELBECK BROTHERS ARE HERE, TIM AND MATT.>>SEE HOW JEALOUS THEY GOT?>>WAS THAT JEALOUSY?>>YOU TWO WERE JEALOUS. >>THAT WAS SOMETHING. YOU KNOW WHO’S JEALOUS? YOUR THIRD BROTHER, DANIEL, RIGHT NOW.>>HE’S LUCKY.>>HE IS LUCKY. I’M WENDI NIX. WE HAVE TWO BIG STORIES TO GET TO. SEAN McVAY HAD THIS QUESTION. WE’LL START THERE.>>HOW YOU DOING?>>GOOD.>>THE SPECULATION ON ODELL OR SUH?>>HE’S ABSOLUTELY RIGHT. NDAMUKONG SUH AND HIS FUTURE OR THE SPECULATION ON ODELL BECKHAM JR.? HE ASKED, YOU ANSWERED.>>HE WAS IN THE PRODUCTION MEETING. I THINK IT’S ODELL BECKHAM.>>THAT’S WHERE WE’LL START. TIM HAS SPOKEN. HE MADE IT CLEAR HE WANTED TO SEE BETTER BEFLAVOR HIS STAR WIDE RECEIVER BEFORE HE REWARDED ODELL BECKHAM JR. WITH A CONTRACT EXTENSION. EARLIER TODAY AT THE OWNERS MEETINGS IN ORLANDO, PAT SHURMUR ECHOED THAT SENTIMENT. >>WHAT WAS YOUR REACTION TO WHAT ONE OF YOUR CO-OWNERS, JOHN MARA, SAIDS AS TO HEY, 3-13 LAST YEAR NOBODY’S UNTOUCHABLE?>>I THINK THAT’S REALLY THE NARRATIVE. WE’RE TRYING TO MAKE THE TEAM AS GOOD AS WE CAN MAKE IT, ONE DECISION AT A TIME. AND, YOU KNOW, WHEN YOU GO THROUGH A YEAR LIKE THAT, YOU KNOW, YOU’RE DOING EVERYTHING YOU CAN TO GET THE TEAM BETTER, YOU KNOW. WE’VE GOT THE SUPER BOWL CHAMPION IN OUR DIVISION, AND SO THAT’S WHY YOU JUST KIND OF BREAK IT DOWN. WE HAVE NEW EYES IN THE BUILDING. DAVE AND I TALK A LOT ABOUT WHAT WE WANT THIS ROSTER TO LOOK LIKE. AND CERTAINLY COLLABORATION WITH OWNERSHIP AND SO, WHAT WE END UP DOING IS TRYING TO MAKE THE TEAM AS GOOD AS WE CAN MAKE IT. >>THERE ARE REPORTS, RUMBLINGS OUT THERE, YOU MAY BE TALKING TO OTHER TEAMS ABOUT TRADING ODELL BECKHAM JR. HOW WOULD YOU CHARACTERIZE THAT?>>YEAH, I THINK THAT’S JUST TALK. I CAN’T AND WOULDN’T CONFIRM ANY OF THAT.>>BOTTOM LINE, ONE MORE QUESTION ABOUT ODELL BECKHAM JR. DO YOU WANT HIM ON YOUR FOOTBALL TEAM?>>HE’S AN OUTSTANDING FOOTBALL PLAYER, AND, YOU KNOW, HE’S ON OUR TEAM RIGHT NOW, SO THAT’S HOW I’M MOVING FORWARD AS THE COACH.>>IN THE PAST TWO DAYS, THERE HAVE BEEN TWO REPORTS ABOUT ODELL, OKAY. THEY’VE BEEN FLOATED THAT HE WON’T TAKE THE FIELD WITHOUT AN EXTENSION AND THE RAMS ARE INTERESTED IN TRADING FOR HIM. I UNDERSTAND THE REPORTS. PEOPLE ARE GOING TO PRINT STUFF. I GET IT. BUT I WANT YOU TO UNDERSTAND THIS — NEITHER ODELL NOR HIS AGENT HAVE CONTACTED US REGARDING EITHER REPORT.>>DO YOU WANT ODELL ON YOUR TEAM?>>I’M NOT — I’M NOT GOING THERE. NEXT QUESTION.>>YOU SAID LAST MONTH THAT ODELL HAD A CLEAN SLATE WITH YOU.>>YEAH. THAT’S WHAT I SAID. WHAT’S THAT?>>HAVE — >>YOU TELL ME. YOU TELL ME.>>THERE’S BEEN A LOT OF STUFF, RIGHT?>>YOU TELL ME. NEXT QUESTION.>>YOU KNOW, WHEN THE RAMS WERE ASKED ABOUT THAT REPORT ABOUT ODELL BECKHAM, THEY SAID, YOU KNOW, WE HAVE TO BE CAREFUL. WE DON’T TALK ABOUT OTHER TEAMS’ PLAYERS. BUT YOU SEE WHAT WE’VE DONE IN THE OFF-SEASON. WE’RE NOT AFRAID TO TRADE ANYONE. HAVE THEY CONTACTED YOU ABOUT ODELL BECKHAM?>>I’M NOT RESPONDING TO THAT REPORT. THE BOTTOM LINE IS, I TOLD YOU GUYS THIS, YOU DON’T QUIT ON TALENT.>>WELL, IF YOU DON’T QUIT ON TALENT YOU’RE NOT QUITTING ON ODELL BECKHAM JR., THAT’S FOR SURE. ADAM IN ORLANDO AT THE OWNERS’ MEETINGS, WHERE THIS IS TAKING PLACE. ADAM, WHAT ARE YOU HEARING ABOUT ODELL BECKHAM JR.’S FUTURE?>>YOU DON’T QUIT ON TALENT BUT YOU MAKE SURE THAT TALENT IS SOMEONE YOU WANT TO HAVE AROUND IN THE FUTURE. YOU LISTEN TO THE GIANT OFFICIALS ADDRESS THE SITUATION, NOBODY HAS SQUASHED THE IDEA THAT THE GIANTS ARE INTERESTED AND OPEN TO DEALING ODELL BECKHAM JR., WHICH LEAVES THIS OPEN UP UNTIL AND DURING THE DRAFT IF A DEAL DOES GET DONE. BUT THE GIANTS HAVE DONE NOTHING TO SQUASH IT. I THINK THERE ARE TEAMS OUT THERE QUIETLY EYEING ODELL BECKHAM JR. I THINK THERE ARE TEAMS OUT THERE TRYING TO FIGURE OUT WHAT A PRICE WOULD BE. ONE GENERAL MANAGER TOLD ME YESTERDAY IF ODELL BECKHAM JR. WERE TRADED HE COULD SEE THE PRICE BEING A TWO AND A FOUR, EXACTLY THE PRICE THAT WENT FOR MARCUS PETERS, ANOTHER TALENTED PLAYER, TRADED THIS OFF-SEASON TO THE LOS ANGELES RAMS. ANOTHER GM SAID HE SAW THE COMPENSATION BEING SOMETHING ALONG THE LINE FOR WHAT THE SEAHAWKS ONCE GAVE UP FOR MINNESOTA VIKINGS, A ONE, A SEVEN, AND A THREE. BUT YOU GET THE SENSE BETWEEN THOSE TWO TRADES IS THE PROPER COMPENSATION FOR ODELL BECKHAM JR. AND WHILE THE GIANTS HAVE BEEN QUICK TO ADMIT THEY ARE NOT OPENLY SHOPPING ODELL BECKHAM JR., IT CERTAINLY SEEMS LIKE THEY ARE OPEN AND LISTENING TO OFFERS THAT WOULD COME IN FOR THEIR TALENTED WIDE RECEIVER.>>LET’S REVIEW THE PAST FEW DAYS. HEARD SOME UNDERCURRENTS BEFORE JOHN MARA, THE CO-OWNER, SPOKE THAT SOMETHING BIG COULD COME UP AND IT SEEMED TO BE TALKING ABOUT ODELL BECKHAM JR.>>CORRECT.>>WE HEARD THAT SUNDAY. THEN JOHN MARA COMES OUT AND SAYS HE’S TIRED OF TALKING ABOUT HIM, NOBODY’S UNTOUCHABLE ON THIS TEAM, AND THEN PAT SHURMUR, THE NEW HEAD COACH, IS ON OUR TEAM RIGHT NOW, TRIED TO TELL ME THAT’S NOT WHAT I MEANT, BUT DAVE GETTLEMAN FELT COMPELLED TO ADDRESS IT WITH THE MEDIA. DURING THAT, HE SAID YOU DON’T QUIT ON TALENT TWO TIMES. HE ALSO WAS ASKED CAN YOU SAY FOR SURE ODELL BECKHAM JR. WOULD BE ON THE TEAM, AND SOMETHING HE DIDN’T EVEN SHOW, HE SAID I CAN’T PREDICT IF I’M GOING TO HAVE A HEART ATTACK RIGHT NOW. THERE ALWAYS SEEMS TO BE SOME QUALIFIER, SO YOU HAVE TO BELIEVE AS ADAM SUGGESTED THEY ARE OPEN SO TO IT IF THE RIGHT DEAL CAME ALONG.>>GUYS, THANK YOU. BACK TO YOU MOMENTARILY. WE’VE CERTAINLY SEEN SOME WIDE-OUTS GET SHIPPED TO OTHER TEAMS. TERRELL OWENS WENT TO THE EAGLES IN A THREE-TEAM DEAL WF A SETTLEMENT REGARDING HIS FREE AGENCY SITUATION. RANDY MOSS WAS TRADED TWICE BETWEEN ’05 AND ’07 AND EVENTUALLY LANDED IN NEW ENGLAND, AND KEYSHAWN JOHNSON BELT TO TAMPA BAY FROM THE JETS IN THE YEAR 2000. WE ASK THIS AS WE OFTEN DO, TIME FOR PATIENCE OR SHOULD WE PANIC? AND BY THAT I MEAN THAT GIANTS FANS BET THAT ODELL BECKHAM JR. WILL BE ON THEIR ROSTER ON OPENING DAY. PANIC OR PATIENCE, TIM?>>PANIC OR PATIENCE ON THIS?>>YOU HAVE THE BUTTON.>>AND I’M PREPARED TO USE IT BECAUSE JCP, DID HE HAVE TALENT?>>YES.>>DID THEY TRADE HIM, QUIT ON HIM? OF COURSE HE HAS TALENT. NO ONE’S QUESTIONING WHETHER ODELL BECKHAM JR. HAS TALENT. BUT JOHN MARA WAS TIRED OF TALKING ABOUT IT YESTERDAY. DAVE GETTLEMAN IS TALKING ABOUT HIM TODAY. PAT SHURMUR IS TALKING ABOUT HIM TODAY. DO YOU THINK JOHN MARA IS HAPPY ABOUT HOW THIS IS GOING, THEY’RE AT THE OWNERS MEETINGS AND THEY OR ANSWERING QUESTIONS ABOUT ODELL BECKHAM JR., SIMPLE QUESTIONS LIKE DO YOU WANT HIM ON YOUR TEAM?>>AND THEY CAN’T SAY AFFIRMATIVE YET.>>DO YOU WANT HIM ON YOUR TEAM? CAN’T EVEN GET A STRAIGHT ANSWER OUT OF THAT. I THINK THE GIANTS ARE VERY READY AND THEY’RE SENDING THE SIGNAL TO THE REST OF THE LEAGUE THEY ARE OPEN FOR BUSINESS.>>DIANA?>>I’M GOING TO — YOU NEED THE BUTTON?>>YOU SEE WHAT THEY’RE TRYING TO DO ALREADY? WHICH SIDE AM I PICKING, WHICH BROTHER? I’M STICKING WITH TIM. I AM IN AGREEMENT. AND, YOU KNOW, ADAM LAID IT OUT PERFECTLY. THEY’RE NOT DOING ANYTHING TO SEND THE MESSAGE OF ODELL BECKHAM JR. SHOULD BE ON THIS TEAM. IT’S A SIMPLE WORD. IT’S A SIMPLE WAY TO ANSWER A QUESTION. WE’VE SEEN THEM DO IT BEFORE. JUST LOOK AT SOME OF THOSE INTERVIEWS THEY’VE DONE, WHAT, A MONTH AND A HALF AGO? THEY WERE SO EXCITED ABOUT ODELL AND HAD BEEN VERY CLEAR THEY BELIEVE HE’S TALENTED. WE KNOW THAT. BUT ARE THEY WILLING TO PAY? AND IT SEEMS A THT POINT THAT IS NOT SOMETHING THEY’RE WILLING TO DO.>>DAVE GETTLEMAN WAS ASKED DOES HE HAVE A CLEAN SLATE, AND HE SAID YOU TELL ME. EVERYONE SAID PAY THE GUY, BUT WE DON’T HAVE TO LIVE WITH HIM, RIGHT? THE GIANTS KNOW THAT WHAT THEY HAVE TO LIVE WITH.>>I’M GOING TO DISAGREE. THIS IS PATIENCE. OBVIOUSLY IT’S ANNOYING FOR THE OWNERSHIP, THE GM, THE HEAD COACH TO HAVE TO ANSWER THESE QUESTIONS, THE THREE QUESTIONS THAT THE HEAD COACH HAD TO ANSWER ABOUT HIM. I THINK IT IS CONTRACT NEGOTIATIONS. THESE GUYS ARE ALL SPEAKING THE SAME LANGUAGE. I REMEMBER EVEN AS A PLAYER, WE HAD A GREAT PLAYER ON OUR TEAM HOLDING OUT AND THE PR DIRECTOR WOULD COME TO ME AND SAY PLEASE DON’T USE THESE BUZZWORDS TALKING ABOUT YOUR TEAMMATES, PLEASE DON’T SAY BEST PLAYER IN THE GAME, PLEASE DON’T SAY FRANCHISE PLAYER, PLEASE DON’T SAY — >>INVALUABLE.>>WALTER JONES?>>THEY WERE SAYING, HEY, WE DON’T WANT THE AGENT TO USE THIS AGAINST US. SO WHEN I HEAR OWNERSHIP, GM, HEAD COACH IN UNISON VERY MEASURED, VERY CALCULATED WITH WHAT THEY’RE SAYING, I’S TWO THINGS, HEY, WE’RE IN A CONTRACT NEGOTIATION, AND ALSO STOP LEAKING THINGS TO PEOPLE, LIKE YOU’RE NOT GOING TO STEP FOOT ON THE FIELD. THE OTHER THING IS, YES, HEY, IF SOMEONE’S CRAZY ENOUGH TO MAKE US AN OFFER, L.A. OR SOMEONE ELSE, WE’LL LISTEN. WE ARE REBUILDING. WE’LL LISTEN TO ANY AND ALL OFFERS.>>THEY SAID THEY WANT TO ESTABLISH LAW AND ORDER. THAT’S THE FIRST THING THEY SAID THEY WANTED TO ADDRESS IN THE GIANTS ORGANIZATION. BUT THEY CAN SAY ALL THEY WANT. IT WILL ALL COME DOWN TO WHAT THEY DO.>>DO YOU THINK DAVE GETTLEMAN’S RESPONSE WAS MEASURED?>>THAT WAS GOOD.>>I MEANT THE OWNER. THAT WAS ENTERTAINING. I ENJOYED IT.>>HE’S AN INTERESTING GUY. HE WIEL TALK — WE’LL TALK ABOUT L.A. THE RAMS HAVE CERTAINLY SECURED THE TWO BEST INTERIOR LINEMEN IN THE GAME, FIVE-TIME PRO BOWLER NDAMUKONG SUH TO THE SAME LINE AS AARON DONALD, THE REIGNING DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE YEAR. THE RAMS REACHED AGREEMENT WITH SUH ON A ONE-YEAR $14 MILLION DEAL. HERE’S THE HEAD COACH.>>WE’RE EXCITED. WE FEEL LIKE IT’S A GOOD FIT. THERE’S BEEN SOME PLAYERS THAT WE HAVE A LOT OF RESPECT FOR ON OUR ROSTER THAT HAVE KIND OF BEEN INSTRUMENTAL AND INFLUENTIAL IN TERMS OF GETTING THIS THING OVER THE TOP. WE’RE EXCITED TO GET GOING ON APRIL 16th.>>I THINK WHEN YOU LOOK INTO SOMETHING LIKE THIS, YOU KNOW, NDAMUKONG AND AARON BOTH HAVE TALKED AMONGST EACH OTHER, AND I THINK IT’S VERY IMPORTANT WHEN YOU TALK ABOUT A PLAYER LIKE AN AARON DONALD, HERE COMES NDAMUKONG, HOW DO YOU FEEL ABOUT THAT, I THINK THE MUTUAL RESPECT THAT EXISTS BETWEEN THOSE TWO PLAYERS WAS IMPERATIVE AND PARAMOUNT TO BE ABLE TO PURSUE THIS IN THE FIRST PLACE. THEY FEEL GOOD ABOUT IT. ONE THING YOU FEEL GOOD ABOUT AARON DONALD, A GREAT FOOTBALL PLAYER, IF HE CAN HELP US WIN, LET’S GET HIM ON BOARD. THAT’S EXACTLY WHAT THAT ENTAILED.>>BACK NOW TO ADAM SCHEFTER AND CHRIS MORTENSEN AT THE OWNERS MEETINGS IN ORLANDO. SCHEFFTY, WALK US THROUGH THIS.>>LISTEN, WENDI, THIS IS A SITUATION WHERE NDAMUKONG SUH WANTED TO TAKE HIS TIME AND MAKE SURE HE CHOSE A PLACE THAT OFFERED HIM TWO THINGS IN ADDITION TO MONEY, NUMBER ONE, HE WAS LOOKING FOR A SITUATION WHERE HE WOULD NOT FACE DOUBLE-TEAMS ON A CONSTANT BASIS. IN NEW ORLEANS, HE COULD HAVE PLAYED WITH CAMERON JORDAN, IN TENNESSEE, JARRELL CASEY. BUT IN LOS ANGELES, HE GETS THE OPPORTUNITY TO PLAY NEXT TO AARON DONALD ON AN EVERY-DOWN BASIS. I THINK THAT MADE IT AWFULLY ATTRACTIVE TO PLAY IN L.A. NEXT TO AARON DONALD WITH MARCUS PETERS, AQUIB TALIB, AND SAM SHIELDS IN THE SECONDARY. THE OTHER THING HE WAS LOOKING FOR WAS A PLACE TO WIN. THE LOS ANGELES RAMS WEATHER THE TYPE OF OFF-SEASON THEY’VE HAD, ARE POISED WITH SEAN McVAY, WADE PHILLIPS, THEY’RE IN CHARGE OF LEADING A VERY TALENTED UNIT THAT HAS HAD A VERY SUCCESSFUL OFF-SEASON. OF COURSE WE’VE SEEN TEAMS IN THE OFF-SEASON STRUGGLE TO WIN IN THE REGULAR SEASON, BUTTER, MORT, THE RAMS LOOK LIKE THEY’RE GUNNING FOR THE PHILADELPHIA EAGLES AND THE REST OF THE NFC.>>NO QUESTION ABOUT THAT. YOU MENTIONED SEAN McVAY, THE YOUNG COACH. YOU ALSO MENTIONED WADE PHILLIPS, WHO’S 70 OR 71. I JUST TALKED WITH LES SNEAD, THE RAMS GENERAL MANAGER, ABOUT THIS A LITTLE WHILE AGO. HE SAID WADE PHILLIPS, BEING 70 YEARS OLD, HAS A UNIQUE ABILITY TO CONNECT WITH YOUNG PEOPLE. I ASKED HIM, BASICALLY, YOU HAVE THESE GUYS LIKE TALIB OR PETERS OR SO EVEN SUH WHO SOME PEOPLE THINK ARE TOUGH GUYS TO MANAGE AND COACH. HE SAID WADE HAS A UNIQUE TOUCH WITH THEM FOR BEING A GUY WHO’S UP THERE IN YEARS. HE’S GOT A GREAT DEFENSIVE LINE COACH IN BILL JOHNSON, SO THEY’RE EXCITED ABOUT THAT. I THINK WADE PHILLIPS IS ONE REASON THEY THINK THEY CAN MAKE THIS WORK. WITH OTHER TEAMS WE’VE SEEN IT BACKFIRE.>>AND WADE PHILLIPS HAS MORE SWAG THAN MARCUS PETERS, AQUIB TALIB, AND NDAMUKONG SUH, SO SWAGGY PHILLIPS WILL BE COUNTED ON IN L.A.>>THAT’S LOT OF SWAG. STAY WITH US. WE WANT YOU TO EXPLAIN THE NEW CATCH RULE COMING UP. THE RAMS BROUGHT SOME DEFENSIVE FIREPOWER TO HOLLYWOOD DURING THE OFF-SEASON, ADDING FIRST TEAM ALL-PRO DEFENSIVE TACKLE SUH AS YOU JUST HEARD. THEY TRADED FOR TWO PIECES IN THE SECONDARY ADDING MARCUS PETERS, WHO HAS AN NFL HIGH 19 PICKS SINCE 2015, AND THEN THERE’S AQUIB TALIB, HIS TEN CAREER PICK SIXES, THE FOURTH MOST IN NFL HISTORY. THIS IS A TALENTED GROUP, AT LEAST ON PAPER, AND I GET THAT YOU DON’T PLAY THERE, BUT PANIC OR PATIENCE WITH REGARD TO NFC WEST OFFENSIVE COORDINATORS FACING THAT GROUP WE JUST NAMED. DIANA, LET’S START WITH YOU.>>I’M GOING TO GO WITH PARIS BECAUSE, YOU KNOW, IN NEW ENGLAND, THEY HAVE A SAYING UP THERE, WE’RE NOT IN THE BUSINESS OF COLLECTING PLAYERS AND TALENT. WE’RE IN THE BUSINESS OF CREATING A TEAM. WE HAVE SEVERAL TALENTED PLAYERS ON THIS TEAM. I’M INTERESTED TO SEE, AND MORT JUST TOUCHED ON IT, THOSE ARE THREE BIG PERSONALITIES. TWO OF THE THREE YOU’VE HEARD A LOT OF RUMBLINGS FROM THEIR FORMER TEAMS ABOUT THEM PERHAPS NOT BEING THE BEST MIND-SET-TYPE PLAYERS. WHILE WE STILL HAD SOME OF THAT SWAG, I THINK WE HAVE A LOT OF CHALLENGES AHEAD OF THEM IN TERMS OF MAKING THAT WORK.>>I AGREE WITH YOU, DIANA. THE OTHER THING THEY SAY IN NEW ENGLAND IS DO YOUR JOB. AND THEY WIN A LOT OF GAMES BECAUSE GUYS WILL DO THEIR JOB. NOT EVERYBODY ON THEIR DEFENSE IS A PLAYMAKER. SOMETIMES YOU NEED TO OCCUPY PEOPLE SO SOMEBODY ELSE CAN GO MAKE A PLAY. AND THAT’S GREAT THAT WADE PHILLIPS HAS A UNIQUE ABILITY TO, YOU KNOW, INTERACT WITH YOUNGER PLAYERS. BUT HE’S NOT ON THE FIELD. HE’S IN THE IN THE HUDDLE. I DON’T KNOW WHERE THE LEADERSHIP IS COMING FROM ON THIS TEAM. I MEAN, TO ME, I THINK THAT YOU HAVE VOLATILE, BIG PERSONALITIES AN THIS TEAM, AND A LOT OFAT, ODT THE PERFECT GUY. DOES HE HAVE SWAG? YES. IS HE 70? YES. BUT IR NOT TO SEE HOW THIS GROUP COMES TOGETHER AND SEE WHAT HAPPENS. R DOWN. AND BACK TO ORLANDO TO SEE>>>ANOTHER INJURY UPDATE. O’BRIEN SAID THE RUNNING BACK SHOULD BE READY FOR TRAINING CAMP. THE NFL OWNERS MEETINGS CONTINUE IN ORLANDO. THEY WILL DO SO UNTIL TOMORROW MORNING. THIS MORNING HEAD COACHES FROM ARNOLD THE LEAGUE WERE AVAILABLE AT BREAKFAST. AND ACCORDING TO FRANK WRIGHT, ANDREW LUCK IS THROWING A FOOTBALL AGAIN. IN HIS REHAB FROM THAT SHOULDER SURGERY. HE IS EXPECTED TO REJOIN THE TEAM WHEN THEY BEGIN THEIR OFF-SEASON CONDITIONING PROGRAM ON APRIL 9th. HERE’S THE HEAD COACH.>>YEAH, I THINK HE’S DOING WELL. I THINK HE’S CONTINUING TO PROGRESS THE WAY THAT HE EXPECTED AND THAT WE ALL EXPECTED AND IS ON COURSE, YOU KNOW, EXACTLY WHERE WE WANT HIM TO BE AT THIS POINT. >>HE’S DOING GOOD. HE’S WORKING REALLY HARD AND DILIGENT, NOT SKIPPING A STEP TO GET HIS BODY BACK TO WHERE IT NEEDS TO BE. HE’S CURRENTLY STILL WORKING ON THE THROW MOTION STUFF THAT HE’S WORKING AT, REALLY TYING HIS LOWER BODY INTO HIS UPPER BODY. I THINK WHEN YOU WATCH TAPE OF HIM IN THE PAST, HE PLAYED WITH A BIG, WIDE BASE. THE GUYS HE’S WORKING WITH RIGHT NOW ARE DOING A NICE JOB REALLY RETRAINING HIM AND USING HIS LOWER BODY TO TAKE SOME STRESS OFF HIS SHOULDER. I THINK IF WE LOOK AT THE HISTORY OF THE LEAGUE, A LOT OF QUARTERBACKS HAVE DONE THAT. WE WILL EASE HIM IN. HE’LL BE WITH THE TEAM ON APRIL 9th, PART OF THE TEAM GOING THROUGH ACTIVITIES. >>WE DON’T KNOW HOW EXTENSIVE THE ACTIVITIES WILL BE.>>RIGHT. >>WILL THEY INCLUDE THROWING?>>YEAH.>>CERTAINLY NO REASON TO DISCOUNT ANY OF, THAT AND WE HOPE AND BELIEVE ANDREW LUCK IS TAKING THE RIGHT STEPS, BUT THERE HAVE BEEN SETBACKS ALONG THE WAY. IT’S TAKING QUITE A BIT LONGER THAN ANYONE ANTICIPATED, AT LEAST INITIALLY. MATT, AS YOU’VE WATCHED HIM BEFORE, WHAT ARE THE EXPECTATIONS GIVEN WHERE WE WERE AND WHERE WE’VE BEEN?>>IT’S NICE TO HEAR HE’S GOING TO BE THROWING. A YEAR AGO FROM TODAY WE WEREN’T SAYING THAT. YOU KNOW, I THINK EVERYONE KNOWS THE KIND OF PLAYER ANDREW LUCK HAS BEEN. HIS FIRST THREE YEARS GOING TO THE PROBABLY, LEADING HIS TEAM TO THE PLAYOFFS EACH YEAR AND EVE ON THE AFC CHAMPIONSHIP GAME, BUT HE WASN’T HEALTHY AFTER A STRETCH BECAUSE THEY WEREN’T PROTECTING HIM. EVEN IF HE COMES BACK HEALTHY, THEY HAVE TO FIGURE OUT ALL THEIR OTHER ISSUES. YES, THEY ARE REBUILDING. AT TIMES THERE WAS NO PROTECTION. OTHER TIMES, THERE WAS ENOUGH PROTECTION, GUYS WERE OPEN AND ANDREW LUCK DIDN’T PLAY LIKE THE ANDREW LUCK WE SAW THE FIRST THREE YEARS, BECAUSE THAT’S WHAT HAPPENS AS A QUARTERBACK. SOMETIMES, YOU KNOW, IT’S ON THEM AND YOU GET GUN SHY A LITTLE BIT, YOU’RE NOT AS ACCURATE AS YOU ONCE WERE. THESE ARE THREE PLAYS IN A ROW FROM A GAME IN 2016, THE LAST SEASON WE SAW ANDREW PLAY, AND HAVING BEEN A TEAMMATE OF HIM, I KNOW HOW GOOD THIS GUY IS AND HOW ACCURATE THIS GUY IS. WHAT I SEE ON FILM FROM THAT SEASON IS A GUY THAT WAS JUST TAKING A BEATING AND PROBABLY WASN’T HEALTHY. IF HE DOES COME BACK HEALTHY, THAT’S AWESOME, BUT EVERYONE ELSE HAS TO FIX THE OTHER STUFF AS WELL IF THIS TEAM IS GOING TO GET BACK TO WINNING DIVISION TITLES. >>NO QUESTION THEY NEED TO PROTECT HIM IN THE FIRST PLACE, BUT NOW MORE THAN EVER HE’S GOT TO STAY UPRIGHT. >>HE DOES. I THINK EVERYONE SHOULD BE REALLY ENCOURAGED BY THIS SITUATION. MATTHEW REFERENCED A YEAR AGO HIM NOT THROWING. IT WAS JUST A AGO WHERE THE GENERAL MANAGER WAS TALKING ABOUT, HEY, LOOK, HE’S DOING THE THROWING MOTION STUFF, BUT HE WAS QUICK TO POINT OUT HE WASN’T THROWING A FOOTBALL. I THINK WE’RE PAST THAT NOW, AND, YOU KNOW, IT’S BEEN A LONG TIME. IT’S NOT LIKE HE HAD A SURGERY, THEN HAD TO HAVE ANOTHER SURGERY. HE HAD A SURGERY AND HE’S BEEN ABLE TO GET BETTER AND START THROWING WITHOUT ANOTHER SURGERY. I THINK THAT’S GREAT NEWS IF YOU’RE A COLTS FAN, AND TRUTHFULLY IT’S GOOD FOR THE LEAGUE TO HAVE A GUY WHO WAS ONE OF THE BRIGHTEST YOUNG STARS COMING OUT OF COLLEGE BE HEALTHY AND BE READY TO PLAY.>>I JUST SAW HIM RECENTLY. Y THE EXPECTATION IS HE’LL BE AVAILABLE WHEN THE OFF-SEASON CONDITIONING PROGRAM BEGINS ON APRIL 9th. COMING UP HERE, NFL OWNERS VOTING TODAY ON A NUMBER OF RULE CHANGES. WE GO BACK TO ORLANDO WITH THE LATEST ON THE IMPACT OF THOSE CHANGES. THERE’S CERTAINLY SOME TO THAT. NEVERTHELESS, WE’VE GONE BACK AT IT TO DEFINE EXACTLY WHAT IS A CATCH. THE LEAGUE HAS CONTINUED TO STRUGGLE WITH THAT DEFINITION, AND THE LATEST ITERATION OF THE CATCH WAS APPROVED TODAY UNANIMOUSLY, 32-0, BY THE OWNERS. HERE’S A THE OTHER RULE CHANGES THAT ALSO PASSED TODAY. TOUCHBACKS RESULTING FROM FREE KICKS WILL NOW BE PLACED AT THE 25 YARD LINE. THE BIGGEST RULE CHANGE IS THE REVISION OF THE CATCH RULE, AS I MENTIONED, APPROVED BY ALL 32 NFL OWNERS, AND THE OFFICIATING DEPARTMENT IN NEW YORK NOW HAS THE POWER TO INSTRUCT GAME OFFICIALS TO EJECT A PLAYER. THAT IS A CHANGE AS WELL. WE’LL GO BACK NOW TO ORLANDO AT THE OWNERS MEETINGS WHERE SAL PAOLANTONIO ANCHORS OUR COVERAGE WITH MORT AND ADAM.>>HELLO, THERE, WENDI. WE HAVE THE GREAT ADAM SCHEFTER HERE AND THE GREAT CHRIS MORTENSEN.>>THE GREATEST.>>BIG, BIG DAY. WE HAVE A NEW CATCH RULE IN THE NATIONAL FOOTBALL LEAGUE! AND I CAN TELL YOU, FOOTBALL FANS ACROSS AMERICA ARE REJOICING. THE CATCH RULE WAS LIKE THE U.S. TAX CODE. NOBODY COULD FIGURE IT OUT, RIGHT? A CATCH OR NOT A CATCH. BUT NOW WE CAN DO IT, MORT. WHAT HAVE YOU GOT?>>WE THINK WE CAN DO IT UNTIL WE GET TO THE UNINTENDED CONSEQUENCES WHEN THE SEASON BEGINS.>>LET’S FIRST TELL PEOPLE.>>CONTROL.>>OKAY.>>TWO FEET DOWN OR A BODY PART SUCH AS A KNEE.>>THAT’S SIMPLE.>>THIS IS A KNEE. THEN A FOOTBALL MOVE OR THE ABILITY TO MAKE THAT FOOTBALL MOVE. IN OTHER WORDS, THE BALL CAN MOVE AND IT CAN STILL BE CONSIDERED CONTROL. THEN THE CATCH. THE WHOLE IDEA THAT IF THE BALL COMES OUT WHEN YOU HIT THE GROUND, THAT’S NO LONGER GOING TO BE A FACTOR IN TERMS OF DETERMINING WHETHER OR NOT IT’S A CATCH.>>BEFORE I GET TO IDEA OF THOSE UNINTENDED CONSEQUENCES, THE IDEA BEHIND THIS IS TO MAKE IT CLEARER, ONE. TWO, PUT IT BACK INTO THE HANDS OF THE OFFICIALS ON THE FIELD. AND, THREE, GET SOMETHING BETTER THAT’S NOT SACRIFICED AT THE ALTAR OF SOMETHING THAT’S PERFECT. RIGHT? THEY WANTED TO GET SOMETHING BETTER.>>WELL, LISTEN, AND THAT’S THE IDEA OF THIS. THE IDEA IS TO SIMPLIFY IT, COME UP WITH EXACTLY WHAT MORT WAS TALKING ABOUT, CONTROL, TWO FEET DOWN, A FOOTBALL ACT, AND THEY’RE HOPING THAT MAKES IT BETTER. AS MORT SAID, I THINK THE CONCERN HERE, AND SOME PEOPLE AROUND THE LEAGUE HAVE ALLUDED TO IT, IS WHAT IS GOING TO BE, WHAT IS GOING TO CONSTITUTE A FOOTBALL ACT ONCE YOU CATCH THE FOOTBALL. AND THERE ARE GOING TO BE SOME DECISIONS THAT COME UP ON SOME REPLAYS THAT WE’RE NOT ANTICIPATING RIGHT NOW, BUT I CAN TELL YOU, PEOPLE AROUND THE LEAGUE ACTUALLY ARE. AND IN SITTING THIS MORNING WITH JON GRUDEN, HE WAS TALKING ABOUT THE FACT THAT REPLAY AT THIS POINT IN HIS MIND JUST SLOWS DOWN THE GAME, IT’S BANG-BANG. HE’D LIKE TO SEE THE WAY IT WAS BACK IN THE SCHOOLYARD WHERE THERE’S NO REPLAY AND YOU MAKE THE BEST CALL BECAUSE IT HAPPENED SO FAST, TAKES AWAY FROM THE RHYTHM OF THE GAME.>>SAL, I WILL STILL MAINTAIN AS I DID YESTERDAY THAT I THINK WE SAW THIS RULE IN ACTION DURING THE SUPER BOWL WHEN THE EAGLES PLAYED THE PATRIOTS.>>NO QUESTION ABOUT THAT.>>ALL THAT I THINK WAS IN ACTION AT THAT TIME.>>I TALKED TO AL RIBERON YESTERDAY, THE VICE PRESIDENT OF OFFICIATING, AND IT WAS PRETTY CLEAR TO ME IT WAS ALREADY IN PLACE WHEN THEY RULED ON THE ZACH ERTZ CATCH FOR THE TOUCHDOWN AND THE COREY CLEMENT CATCH FOR THE TOUCHDOWN. WHEN HE HAD THOSE CONVERSATIONS, HE WAS IN NEW YORK, TROY VINCENT SITTING NEXT TO HIM, WITH GENE, THE REFEREE, ON THE FIELD, THEY WERE HAVING THAT CONVERSATION AND BASICALLY LEGISLATING ON THE FLY DURING THE SUPER BOWL, AND NOW WE’VE SEEN IT ENACTED UNANIMOUSLY BY THE OWNERS. AND I’M JUST GOING TO SAY UNINTENDED CONSEQUENCES OR NOT, THIS IS AN EXCITING DAY. WE KNOW WHAT A CATCH IS, AT LEAST FOR THE TIME BEING. WHAT DO YOU HAVE ON THE SO-CALLED GRONK RULE?>>EVERYBODY REMEMBERS ON ROB GRONKOWSKI MAKING IT ON THE BUBBLE. IF IT WAS FLAGGED ON THE PLAY, SINCE HE WAS FLAGGED FOR UNSPORTSMANLIKE CONDUCT OR PERSONAL FOUL, OR WHATEVER IT WAS, IF IT WAS FLAGGED AND IT’S A NONFOOTBALL ACT AND THEY SEE IT AS A CONTROL CENTER IN NEW YORK, THEY CAN THEN CALL THE GAME FIELD AND SAY HE NEEDS TO BE EJECTED. AND THAT’S EXACTLY WHAT WILL HAPPEN. SO THEY APPROVED THAT TO GIVE THEM THE AUTHORITY, TO NEW YORK, ON A NONFOOTBALL ACT, PERSONAL FOUL THAT WAS FLAGGED.>>IN NEW YORK, IT’S NOT — IT’S AL WITH TROY VINCENT SITTING NEXT TO HIM, JON RUNYAN, THE LEAGUE’S ENFORCEMENT CHIEF. THOSE THREE GUYS WILL GET TOGETHER AND LOOK AT IT, AND NOW THE DECISION CAN BE MADE IN NEW YORK TO EJECT THAT PLAYER.>>IT’S A STEP IN THE RIGHT DIRECTION. EVERYBODY REMEMBERS THE OUTCRY THAT THERE WAS AFTER GRONK HIT TRE’DAVIOUS WRIGHT AND WAS NOT EJECTED AND WAS JUST PENALIZED. EVERYBODY COULD WATCH THE PLAY CLEAR AS DAY AND SEE HE VIOLATED THE RULES. I BELIEVE HE WAS SUSPENDED NEXT WEEK ANYWAY. HE SHOULD HAVE HAD TO SIT OUT THE GAME. THE LEAGUE IS PUTTING A RULE INTO PLACE WHERE THAT WON’T BE ALLOWED.>>THE PASS INTERFERENCE THE NEW YORK JETS PROPOSED. THEY PULLED THEIR PROPOSAL BECAUSE THERE WASN’T SUPPORT. THE BOTTOM LINE IS THE JETS AND OTHER TEAMS, OTHER DEFENSIVE COACHES, WANT TO MAKE PASS INTERFERENCE A 15-YARD PENALTY AND NOT A SPOT FOUL. WHAT HAPPENED THERE, ADAM?>>IT NEVER GAINED ANY TYPE OF SUPPORT AGAINST THE COMPETITION COMMITTEE. IT WAS NOT GOING TO EVER PASS. BECAUSE IT WAS NOT GOING TO PASS, THE JETS WITHDREW IT.>>MIKE TOMLIN, HEAD COACH, BUT DEFENSIVE BACKGROUND AND SECONDARY BACKGROUNDS, THOSE GUYS MADE THE CASE INSIDE THEIR MEETINGS THIS IS NOT GOING TO WORK BECAUSE DEFENSIVE BACKS ON COACHES ARE TOO SAVVY AND THIS GAME WOULD TURN INTO A MOCKERY IN THEIR BELIEF, EVEN THOUGH IT HAS A LITTLE SUPPORT. BUT THEY THREW IT OUT. IT’S BEEN WITHDRAWN. IT WON’T BE PART OF IT. >>THE BOTTOM LINE IS THEY HAVE TO DO SOMETHING ABOUT THIS EGREGIOUS — >>THAT’S WHAT YOU SAY. I DON’T THINK THEY HAVE TO.>>4,671 YARDS PENALIZED ON PASS INTERFERENCE LAST YEAR. THAT’S A LOT. THAT’S MORE PASSING YARDS THAN A LOT OF TEAMS HAVE. MORT AND ADAM, WE’LL BE HERE ALL DAY AT THE ANNUAL NFL OWNERS MEETINGS. ANYTHING YOU WANT, WE’LL GIVE IT TO YOU, WENDI.>>SAL, PERFECT. WE COULD TALK ABOUT THIS ALL DAY, REALLY, THE CATCH RULE. WE’RE TALKING ABOUT IT NOW BECAUSE WE DID TALK ABOUT IT ALL DAY, ALMOST EVERY MONDAY DURING THE REGULAR SEASON. SEEMED LIKES WHAT WE WERE TURNING TO INSTEAD OF WHO WON WHAT. WAS THAT CATCH. THE BIGGEST TAKE-AWAY, THIS IS NO LONGER ABOUT SURVIVING THE GROUND, ONCE YOU CAUGHT THE BALL, YOU CAUGHT IT, WHICH I FOR ONE LIKE, BUT I’LL GET YOUR THOUGHTS.>>I DON’T THINK WE SHOULD GLOSS OVER WHAT MORT SAID AND WHAT SAL ALSO CONFIRMED TALKING TO AL RIBERON. BEFORE A VOTE, THEY WERE RULED DIFFERENTLY. THAT CHANGES THE BIGGEST AND MOST IMPORTANT GAME OF THE SEASON. THAT’S A MASSIVE — THAT’S A BIG DEAL. TO GET TO THE RULE CHANGE, LOOK, I THINK ALL OF THESE PLAYS LOOK LIKE A CATCH AND SHOULD BE RULED AS A CATCH, AND THAT IS A GOOD THING.>>SO IT’S BETTER THAN WHAT IT WAS.>>THINGS THAT LOOK LIKE A CATCH ARE NOW A CATCH AND SHOULD HAVE ALWAYS BEEN. THE ISSUE NOW BECOMES THERE ARE GOING TO BE PLAYS WHERE WHAT’S A FOOTBALL MOVE THE TURNING YOUR HEAD? WAS DEZ REALLY REACHING FOR THE GOAL LINE? ALL OF THAT STUFF. SO NOT EVERYONE’S GOING TO BE HAPPY. PEOPLE ARE STILL GOING TO DISAGREE ON STUFF. BUT THE STUFF THAT LOOKS LIKE A CATCH AND — >>MORT SAYS IT’S GOOD FOR NOW UNTIL WE SEE THE UNINTENDED CONSEQUENCES. YOU REFERRED TO THAT, THE UNINTENDED CONSEQUENCES SUBJECTIVE A BIT, WHAT A FOOTBALL MOVE IS.>>IT WILL BE FUMBLES.>>RIGHT.>>>HOW THIS PRACTICALLY SHOWS UP AS AN NFL PLAYER, YOU’RE GOING TO SEE AN INDIVIDUAL PERIOD, MAYBE FIVE OR TEN MINUTES OF PRACTICE EACH AND EVERY DAY FOR SURE DEFENSIVE PLAYERS WORKING ON SCOOP AND SCORE. AND WHAT I MEAN BY THAT, BALL’S ON THE GROUND, YOU’RE RUNNING REAL FAST, YOU USUALLY SEE THAT FIRST PLAYER HAS A HARD TIME PICKING IT UP. IT’S NOT A ROUND BALL, SO SCOOP AND SCORE DRILLS, WORKING ON PLAYS THAT YOU THINK, OH, THAT’S BEEN AN INCOMPLETION IN THE PAST, WE’RE GOING TO PICK UP THAT BALL AND TRY TO SCORE, WHISTLE OR NO WHISTLE. THIS IS GOING TO BE A POINT OF EMPHASIS FOR COACHES WITH PLAYERS RIGHT AWAY AT OTAs.>>NOW WE CAN DO THAT. THEY NOW KNOW THE RULE. THEY CAN DO THAT FROM HERE UNTIL THE START OF THE SEASON.>>APPARENTLY THEY STARTED IN THE SUPER BOWL. COME ON, WHEN THEY WERE SAYING IT, LIKE IS THAT TRUE? DOES THAT HAPPEN? IF YOU’RE A PATRIOTS FAN YOU’RE SITTING THERE KIND OF LIKE, REALLY? THAT’S HOW THAT WENT DOWN. BUT THERE’S STILL GOING TO BE ROOM FOR ERROR. THIS IS NOT PERFECT AND NEVER WILL BE. THAT’S WHY IT HASN’T BEEN ABLE TO BE FIGURED OUT JUST YET. DO I THINK IT’S GETTING A LITTLE CLOSER TO THAT? YES. I SORT OF LIKE JON GRUDEN’S THEORY THIS ENTIRE TIME SINCE TO GOING BACK TO OAKLAND TO TAKE OVER FOR THE RAIDERS, LET’S GO BACK TO THE WAY HE DID IT, WHAT DID HE SAY, 1998? HE LOVES GOING BACK.>>HE’LL GET WITH THE TIMES.>>WHEN IN DOUBT — >>IT’S LIKE THE OLD PLAYBOOK FOR HIM. MAYBE A LITTLE CLOSER NOW.>>ATTEND OF THE DAY, IF IT LOOKS LIKE A CATCH — >>SMELLS LIKE A CATCH.>>>THE BROWNS OFFICE HAS BEEN BUSY HIGHLIGHTED BY BIG TRADES WITH JARVIS LANDRY FROM MIAMI AND TYROD TAYLOR OUT OF BUFFALO. CLEVELAND NOW LEADS A LEFT TACKLE STAR. JOE THOMAS ONE OF THREE PLAYERS SINCE THE 1970 MERGER TO BE SELECTED TO A PRO BOWL IN EACH OF HIS FIRST TEN SEASONS ALONG WITH BARRY SANDERS AND A GUY NAMED L.T. THE BROWNS HAVE A LEAGUE-HIGH FIVE DRAFT PICKS IN THE FIRST TWO ROUNDS THAT INCLUDES THE FIRST AND FOURTH PICKS OVERALL. HERE’S HEAD COACH STU JACKSON ON POTENTIAL TOP PICK JOSH ALLEN.>>HE HAS A CANNON. HE CAN REALLY THROW A FOOTBALL. I THINK JON SAID IT. HE THREW A BALL THAT HIT A GUY IN THE STERNUM AND YOU COULD HEAR IT GO BOOM. HE CAN REALLY THROW THE FOOTBALL. WHEN HE DOES IT ALL RIGHT FROM A BIOMECHANIC STANDPOINT, HIS BODY BEING IN LINE AND ALL THAT, IT’S GREAT. YOU NEVER KNOW HOW THIS IS GOING TO UNFOLD. AGAIN, WE’RE GETTING CLOSER TO KNOWING EXACTLY HOW THIS THING MAY UNFOLD, BUT WE STILL HAVE A LOT OF WORK TO DO AS AN ORGANIZATION TO MAKE THOSE DECISIONS.>>WELL, THE CALENDAR SOON TO TURN TO APRIL, THE MONTH OF THE DRAFT. CHRIS MORTENSEN BACK WITH US FROM ORLANDO. MORT, WHAT ARE YOU HEARING ABOUT THE BROWNS’ PLANS IN NEXT MONTH’S DRAFT?>>WELL, LISTEN, WE’VE 100% THE TAKE THEIR QUARTERBACK OF THE FUTURE WITH THEIR FIRST PICK. IN OTHER WORDS, THEY’RE NOT GOING TO WAIT UNTIL THE FOURTH PICK TO TAKE THAT QUARTERBACK. JOHN DORSEY, THE GENERAL MANAGER, ARE WE OPEN FOR BUSINESS, HE SAYS, YEAH, WE’RE ALWAYS OPEN FOR BUSINESS. BUT THEY’RE GOING TO TAKE A QUARTERBACK. THE BELIEF IS THIS IS SAM DARNOLD OR JOSH ALLEN, THE WYOMING QUARTERBACK. AND BAKER MAYFIELD IS STILL IN THE PICTURE BECAUSE THERE’S SOMETHING ABOUT BAKER MAYFIELD THEY REALLY LIKE. BUT I REALLY THINK IT’S DARNOLD OR ALLEN THEY’RE LOOKING AT, BUT THEY’RE STILL DOING THE EVALUATION. THEY’LL FINISH THE QUARTERBACKS I WOULD SAY SOMETIME IN THE NEXT TWO OR THREE WEEKS AND THEY’LL HAVE A PRETTY GOOD IDEA WHO THEY HAVE A CONSENSUS ON AMONG THE QUARTERBACKS.>>MORT, SO YOU MENTIONED THREE OF THE FOUR MARQUEE NAMES AT LEAST IN TERMS OF THESE YOUNG QUARTERBACKS. WE TALK ABOUT WHAT ABOUT JOSH ROSEN? IS HE IN THE BROWNS DISCUSSION?>>ON TAPE PEOPLE WILL SAY HE’S THE MOST PRO RATED GUY. BUT JIM MORA, FORMER UCLA COACH ON NFL NETWORK LAST NIGHT, WOULD SAY WHO WOULD YOU TAKE IF YOU WERE CLEVELAND? HE SAID WITHOUT HESITATION SAM DARNOLD. KIND OF MADE YOU SIT UP. HE SAID IT’S THE RIGHT FIT. BLUE COLLAR, GRITTY ATTITUDE, HE’LL SAY THE RIGHT THINGS, HIS TEAMMATES WILL LOVE HIM. THOSE ARE ALL TRAITS, BY THE WAY, THAT ANY TEAM — HE MENTIONED ROSEN WOULD BE A BETTER FIT FOR NEW YORK. THE GIANTS AND JETS, ANY COACH, ANY GENERAL MANAGER VALUES THOSE TRAITS HE SAYS ABOUT DARNOLD, WHICH YOU CAN IMPLY DOESN’T APPLY TO ROSEN. THAT BRINGS A STIGMA ABOUT ROSEN THAT I THINK IS REAL. PEOPLE ARE WORKING THROUGH IT. HE’S REALLY SMART. MORA SAID BEFORE HE NEEDS TO BE INTELLECTUALLY CHALLENGED BECAUSE ONE OF THE THINGS, ROSEN SAID, THEIR OFFENSE AT UCLA WAS SO SIMPLE FOR HIM HE WOULDN’T TAKE NOTES IN QUARTERBACK MEETINGS OR SIMPLY HE WASN’T AFRAID TO TELL THE OFFENSIVE COORDINATOR THIS IS TOO SIMPLE, GIVE ME MORE, GIVE ME MORE. THAT’S NOT A BAD THING, BUT HE’S NOT FOR EVERYBODY.>>MORT, THANK YOU. TODD McSHAY SAID THE SAME THING. A GUY LIKE ROSEN, HE’S ALWAYS ASK WHY, WHICH CAN BE GRATING IF YOU WILL TO A COACH SOMETIMES. BUT THE QUARTERBACK CAROUSEL, TALKING ABOUT THE BROWNS, AT LEAST INITIALLY, THE PREVAILING IS THEY TAKE A QUARTERBACK AT ONE — >>MORT WAS SAYING THAT, AND WE HEARD HUE JACKSON TALK ABOUT HOW, YOU KNOW, JOSH ALLEN THREW A FOOTBALL AND HIT A GUY IN THE CHEST AND IT MADE THIS NOISE. HE AND SOME OTHER GUYS LOOKED AT EACH OTHER. YOU KNOW HOW MANY MORE YARDS YOU GET FOR THAT? ZERO. YOU KNOW HOW MANY MORE POINTS? ZERO. I ACTUALLY THINK THE BROWNS, WHAT THEY SHOULD DO WITH A NUMBER-ONE OVERALL PICK, GO AHEAD AND TAKE THE RUNNING BACK. BUILD AROUND HIM. SO I THINK AT ONE I’M NOT TO GOING QUARTERBACK AT ONE.>>I ACTUALLY AGREE WITH TIM ON THIS ONE. IT DOESN’T MEAN YOU’RE NOT GOING TO GET A QUARTERBACK IN THE FIRST ROUND. YOU HAVE PICK NUMBER FOUR. YOU CAN GET YOUR QUARTERBACK THEN. SAQUON BARKLEY, THE GIANTS WILL TAKE HIM IF YOU LEAVE HIM ON THE BOARD.>>GIANTS ARE ON THE CLOCK AND BARKLEY IS GONE.>>THEN OTHERS THINK THEY CAN GET THEIR QUARTERBACK. MAYBE IT’S SAM DARNOLD FOR THEM. THEY BELIEVE ELI HAS STUFF LEFT IN THE TANK. I UNDERSTAND THEY MAY NOT BE PICKING UP THIS HIGH EVER AGAIN. I THINK WE’VE KIND OF INFLATED THIS CLASS A LITTLE BIT. I THINK THEY GO BRADLEY CHUBB. IT MAKES SENSE FOR THEM. I DON’T THINK THE GIANTS TAKE A QUARTERBACK, OR I DON’T THINK THEY SHOULD.>>WE DON’T NORMALLY AGREE LIKE THIS, BUT JOSH ROSEN IS THE QUARTERBACK IF YOU WERE TAKING THE QUARTERBACK I THINK IS THE BEST FIT HERE. >>TALKING ABOUT FOR THE GIANTS.>>FOR THE GIANTS. I AGREE WITH TIM. THE LAST TIME THE GIANTS PICKED THIS HIGH, THEY PICKED A GUY NAMED LAWRENCE TAYLOR. BRADLEY CHUBB, WHO CALLED THAT N.C. STATE/LOUISVILLE GAME THE MOST EXCITING PLAYER IN ALL OF COLLEGE FOOTBALL, BRADLEY CHUBB TOOK OVER THAT GAME BY HIMSELF AS A DEFENSIVE LINEMAN. HE’S A SPECIAL PLAYER AT NUMBER WO, WELLT.AV TRADING UP TO THREE.>>EVEN THOUGH HE LOOKS LIKE ELI MANNING IN A JETS JERSEY, THAT’S ACTUALLY JOSH ROSEN. DON’T GET FOOLED. I ACTUALLY BELIEVE THAT’S THE RIGHT PICK THERE. HUT FORMER CO JIM MORA JR., SAYING NEW YORK WOULD BE A GOOD FIT. I AGREE. AND, LOOK, THIS IDEA OF HE’S TOO SMART, I UNDERSTAND YOU WANT YOUR QUARTERBACK TO TAKE NOTES AND BE DIALED IN AND ALL OF THAT. HE IS THE MOST PRO READY, AND IF YOUR COACHES CAN’T BE INTELLECTUALLY CHALLENGED BY THE QUARTERBACK, THEN YOU’VE GOT THE WRONG COACHES.>>I WOULD AGREE WITH THAT.>>I THINK THAT’S OVERPLAYED IN A LOT OF THIS BECAUSE SO MUCH TIME HAS PASSED, THERE’S NOTHING LEFT TO TALK ABOUT.>>WE HAVE A LONG WAY TO GO, MY FRIEND. >>THAT’S WHAT HAPPENS SOMETIMES IN THESE EVALUATIONS. YOU TALK YOURSELF INTO A PLAYER AND OUT OF A PLAYER. IF YOU JUST LOOK AT THE TAPE, AND THAT’S REALLY ALL I’VE GOT, I WAS AT HIS PRO DAY, I’VE DON A LITTLE MORE THAN THAT, BUT JUST LOOKING AT THE TAPE, IN MY MIND, THIS QUARTERBACK, JOSH ROSEN, IS THE BEST AND MOST READY QUARTERBACK TO PLAY, QUARTERBACK IN THE NFL THIS YEAR. HERE’S THE BEAUTY OF IT. HE DOESN’T HAVE TO. THE THINGS PEOPLE ARE CONCERNED ABOUT WITH THIS GUY ARE THINGS LIKE INTANGIBLES. SAID I WAS GOING TO PLAY A LOT OF TEAM SPORTS GROWING UP, HE PLAYED TENNIS. HERE’S WHAT’S HAPPENING. YOU HAD THE BEST PASSING OFFENSE IN COLLEGE FOOTBALL LAST YEAR, JED FISH WAS CALLING THOSE PLAYS. HIS BEST FRIEND IN FOOTBALL IS JEREMY MINGES. AND JOSH McCOWAN, YOU WILL NOT FIND A BETTER HALL-OF-FAME INTANGIBLE AT THE QUARTERBACK POSITION THAN JOSH McCOWAN. MATCHING THESE TWO GUYS UP IN THAT OFFENSE IN THIS CITY, I THINK JOSH ROSEN IS GOING TO GO TO THE NEW YORK JETS AND I THINK IT’S A GREAT CALL.>>YOU’RE TRYING TO MAKE A GOOD VALID POINT. TIM IS NOT PAYING THE APPROPRIATE AMOUNT OF ATTENTION.>>I THINK YOU’RE RIGHT.>>BACK TO CLEVELAND, I BELIEVE.>>BACK TO CLEVELAND. A TEAM THAT NEEDED TO GET THEIR QUARTERBACK — >>SAQUON BARKLEY. JUST REMINDING YOU.>>GOOD MEMORY BY YOU.>>HE DID TALK FOR A WHILE. EASY TO FORGET. BUT WHERE I’M GOING IS — >>I’M PASSIONATE.>>I’M GOING TO SAM DARNOLD. THE GUY THAT MANY PEOPLE THINK THAT THEY WOULD GET AT NUMBER ONE. AND SAQUON BARKLEY IS DEFINITELY NOT THERE AT FOUR. I THINK THIS WOULD BE THE IDEAL SCENARIO FOR THE BROWNS. I DON’T ENVISION PEOPLE TRADING OUT AND PEOPLE COMING UP TO GET SAM DARNOLD. YOU’VE WATCHED HIM. I’VE WATCHED HIM. THE TURNOVER THING IS REAL. AND I THINK IT’S CONCERNING TO PEOPLE NOT JUST US, SO SAM DARNOLD — AND CLEVELAND STILL IS — >>I’M NOT GOING TO AGREE. THIS GUY, SAM DARNOLD, HIS HIGHLIGHT ZONE, IT’S WONDERFUL. THE HIGHLIGHTS ARE THERE. WHEN YOU WATCH THE GAME, THE TURNOVERS, 21 TURNOVERS LAST YEAR, THAT’S JUST WAY TOO MANY. WHAT I LIKE ABOUT THIS AND WHAT JOHN DORSEY WILL DO, A RON WOLF DISCIPLE, MIKE HOLMGREN, ANDY REID, HE’LL OVERDO IT AT THE QUARTERBACK POSITION. HE ALREADY WENT OUT AND GOT TYROD TAYLOR, DREW STANTON, TWO GUYS PROVEN THAT CAN PLAY IN THIS LEAGUE. THIS GUY RIGHT HERE NEEDS TO PLAY A LOT MORE LIKE TYROD TAYLOR. TYROD TAYLOR PROBABLY NEEDS TO PLAY A LITTLE MORE LIKE HIM AND CUT IT LOOSE. WE SAW THAT WITH ALEX SMITH AND PATRICK MAHOMES LAST YEAR. ALEX SMITH WAS ONE OF THE BEST QUARTERBACKS IN THE GAME.>>HE DID LET LOOSE.>>I THINK THAT’S A GOOD MATCH. YOU GET HIM AT NUMBER FOUR AND STILL GET TWO OF THE TOP OFFENSIVE PLAYERS.>>WE DON’T TALK ABOUT THAT SOMETIMES AS MUCH AS I THINK WE SHOULD. THERE IS THAT SORT OF BULL’S-EYE ON YOUR BACK WHEN YOU’RE THE TOP OVERALL PICK. TAKING OFF A LITTLE OF THAT PRESSURE.>>ESPECIALLY IN THIS CITY WITH THIS FRANCHISE.>>WHEN THEY’VE MADE SO MANY MISTAKES, EXACTLY.>>CAN WE PLAY THIS OUT? YOU KNOW YOU HAVE REALLY GOOD HAIR WHEN YOUR CARICATURE HAS REALLY GOOD HAIR. THAT’S NOT PLAYING AROUND.>>THAT’S NOT BLUE COLLAR, THOUGH.>>NO. THIS CLEVELAND OR WHAT?>>STILL TO COME, THE EAGLES WON THE SUPER BOWL WITHOUT CARSON WENTZ AFTER HE WAS LOST TO HIS TORN ACL. IT WAS THOUGHT TO BE THE POSTSEASON THAT COULD HAVE BEEN AFTER THE EAGLES LOST THEIRER CORNERBACK TO A TORN ACL. INSTEAD CAME NICK FOLES AND THE BACKUP QB PROCEEDED TO LEAD PHILLY TO A SUPER BOWL LEAD OVER NEW ENGLAND. SAL PAOLANTONIO TALK UP WITH HEAD COACH DOUG PETERSON TO TALK ABOUT AMONG OTHER THINGS HIS FAMOUS BACKUP QUARTERBACK.>>DOUG PETERSON, HEAD COACH OF THE SUPER BOWL CHAMPS. CONGRATULATIONS ON THE FLOAT AND THE PARADE, BUT I’LL DO IT AGAIN AT THE OWNERS MEETINGS.>>APPRECIATE IT.>>WHAT’S GOING ON WITH CARSON WENTZ?>>HE’S IN THE BUILDING EVERY DAY. HE’S GETTING STRONGER AND REHABBING, TAKING IT ONE DAY AT A TIME. WE’RE NOT RUSHING ANYTHING. HE’S LOOKING GOOD IN THERE WITH ALSHON JEFFERY AND THE GUYS AND WORKING. >>WHAT IS HE DOING? TELL US WHAT HE’S DOING.>>HIS NORMAL REHAB. HE’S IN THE WEIGHT ROOM, IN THE POOLS. JUST STEP BY STEP, FOLLOWING DOCTOR’S ORDERS, OBVIOUSLY WEATHER HIM.>>NOT RUNNING.>>NOT RUNNING. NOTHING LIKE THAT. HE DID THROW, AS WE KNOW, ABOUT A WEEK OR SO AGO, JUST STANDING, YOU KNOW, NOTHING CRAZY. AND REALLY HE’S RIGHT ON TRACK, RIGHT ON WHERE HE NEEDS TO BE. AGAIN, WE’LL TAKE THIS THING SLOW.>>HOW CLOSE DID YOU COME TO TRADING NICK FOLES?>>I DON’T THINK WE WERE REALLY CLOSE AT ALL. YOU KNOW, WE JUST HAD TO MAKE SURE IT WAS RIGHT FOR THE PHILADELPHIA EAGLES IF SOMETHING WAS GOING TO COME DOWN OUR PIPELINE, AND, YOU KNOW, I MENTIONED IT TO HOWIE AND HOWIE AND I ARE ON THE SAME PAGE WITH THIS. WE FEEL LIKE WE GOT A GREAT QUARTERBACK ROOM WITH NICK AND NATE SUDFELD AND, YOU KNOW, IT JUST GOES TO SHOW YOU THAT HAVING A VETERAN BACKUP, WHAT HE CAN DO AND THE VALUE THAT HE HAS AND THE ROLE THAT HE HAS AND HAVING THE RIGHT GUY IN THAT POSITION OBVIOUSLY HELPED US WIN A CHAMPIONSHIP.>>SOMEBODY CAN BOWL YOU OVER WITH A PROPOSAL, BUT IS IT SAFE TO SAY NICK FOLES WILL BE ON THE ROSTER AT THE START OF THE 2018 REGULAR SEASON?>>I THINK IT’S SAFE TO SAY. I THINK IT’S SAFE TO SAY. LIKE YOU SAID, IF ANYTHING COMES IN AND JUST BLOWS OUR DOORS UP, YOU KNOW, OPEN, MAYBE, BUT RIGHT NOW I’M COMFORTABLE WITH NICK AND HIM COMING IN AS THE BACKUP.>>SPOKE WITH YOUR GM HOWIE ROSEMAN. HE SAID THE TEAM WAS UNAWARE OF MICHAEL BENNETT’S PENDING INVESTIGATION IN HOUSTON. IS THERE ANYTHING ELSE THAT YOU CAN SHARE WITH US RIGHT NOW? OR YOU CAN’T TALK ABOUT IT BECAUSE IT’S A PENDING INVESTIGATION?>>I REALLY CAN’T COMMENT ON IT. IT’S PENDING. I HAVEN’T BEEN UP TO SPEED WITH HOWIE, THE INFORMATION HE’S BEEN PRIVY TO. HE AND I WILL TALK LATER TONIGHT. I’D RATHER NOT COMMENT ON THAT.>>ADAM SCHEFTER JOINING US NOW BACK AGAIN FROM ORLANDO IN THE OWNERS MEETINGS. LET’S START WITH WENTZ, ADAM, AND WHAT YOU’RE HEARING REGARDING HIS RECOVERY.>>WENDI, YOU’VE HEARD THE EAGLES HEAD COACH DOUG PEDERSON AND GENERAL MANAGER HOWIE ROSEMAN AT THESE MEETINGS TALK ABOUT THE FACT THEY BELIEVE CARSON WENTZ IS AHEAD OF SCHEDULE COMING OFF THOSE INJURIES THAT WERE PROJECTED TO SIDELINE HIM 9 TO 12 MONTHS. THE TIME LINE HAS NOT CHANGED. CARSON WENTZ CONTINUES TO TARGET A RETURN ON OPENING DAY, WHICH WOULD BE SEPTEMBER, WHICH WOULD BE ABOUT NINE MONTHS, WHICH WOULD BE A LITTLE AGGRESSIVE. BUT YOU ALSO HEARD THE EAGLES SAY THAT THEY’RE NOT PARTING WAYS WITH NICK FOLES, THAT HE WILL BE BACK FOR THE 2018 SEASON. SO THAT IS THE BUILT-IN INSURANCE POLICY THAT THE EAGLES NOW HAVE IN PLACE, THAT IF CARSON WENTZ ISN’T READY FOR OPENING DAY, EVEN THOUGH HE’S AHEAD OF SCHEDULE RIGHT NOW, NICK FOLES WOULD STEP IN AS THE STARTER AND THE EAGLES WOULD HOPE FARE AS WELL AS HE DID AGAINST THE PATRIOTS.>>SUCH A VALUABLE PIECE TO HAVE. THE SEAHAWKS RELEASED TREVONE BOYKIN THIS MORNING. WHAT MORE CAN YOU TELL US THERE, ADAM?>>THIS STEMS FROM AN ALLEGED DOMESTIC VIOLENCE INCIDENT DOWN IN TEXAS WHERE HE IS ACCUSED OF DOMESTIC VIOLENCE AGAINST HIS GIRLFRIEND, WHO WOUND UP HOSPITALIZED, WHO’S COME FORWARD WITH THESE CHARGES AT THIS PARTICULAR TIME. THE SEAHAWKS HAD HEARD SOMETHING COULD BE IN THE WORKS LAST WEEK. THEY CHECKED INTO IT. I THINK BOYKIN ASSURED THEM NOTHING UNTOWARD HAD HAPPEN. BUT THERE WAS A FELONY CHARGE INVOLVED AND SOMEBODY WITH A BACKGROUND OF INCIDENTS HERE NOW HAS ANOTHER ONE ON THE LEDGER, AN IT LED THE SEAHAWKS TO THE POINT WHERE THEY WERE TIRED OF LISTENING TO EXCUSES. THEY DID NOT WANT TO HEAR ANY MORE ABOUT THE INCIDENT. THEY FLAT OUT CUT TREVONE BOYKIN LATER TODAY, SAYING GOOD-BYE TO THE QUARTERBACK WHO HAD BACKED UP RUSSELL WILSON. >>ADAM, THANK YOU. WHEN WE COME BACK, MORE ON THAT RAMS’ NEW-LOOK DEFENSE. STAY WITH US. can’t do. THIS IS HUMIRA. THIS IS HUMIRA HELPING TO
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HAVE HAPPENED, AS HAVE BLOOD, LIVER AND SE NI>>>THE NFL DRAFT ON ESPN FOR THE 39th STRAIGHT HERE. THIS TIME, THOUGH, FROM AT&T STADIUM, AKA JERRY WORLD, IN ARLINGTON, TEXAS, APRIL 26th THROUGH THE 28th. TREY WINGO WILL HOST ALONG WITH MEL KIPER JR., LOUIS RIDDICK, AND FOR THE FIRST TIME KIRK HERBSTREIT ALL THREE DAYS, ALSO STREAMING LIVE ON THE ESPN APP.>>THE HUNT FOR THE QUARTERBACK.>>OBVIOUSLY, I KNOW WHAT I DID BACK THERE. IF HE WANTS TO SQUIRM, IF HE WANTS TO RUN, OR IF HE WANTS TO JUST TAKE THE HIT LIKE A GOOD VETERAN, QUICK AND VICIOUS MOVEMENT TO THE GROUND TO END THAT PLAY, AND I THINK RESPECT AND FEAR GO HAND IN HAND IN THIS GAME. WHEN YOU HAVE GUYS FEAR YOU, THEY QUIVER, THEY TWITCH, THEY KNOW YOU’RE GETTING READY TO BRING A LOT OF HURT TO THEM.>>WELL, HE’S ABOUT TO BRING A LOT OF HURT TO NFC WEST COAST OFFENSIVE COORDINATORS AS WE TALKED ABOUT THE POSSIBILITY OF NDAMUKONG SUH TEAMING UP WITH AARON DONALD, AND, INDEED, THAT’S THE CASE, ADAM SCHEFTER REPORTING HIS ONE-YEAR DEAL WORTH $14 MILLION NOW TWO OF THE LEAGUE’S BEST INTERIOR LINEMEN PLAYING TOGETHER IN 2018. GOOD NEWS LIKELY FOR THE HEAD COACH. HERE’S SEAN McVAY.>>>TONIGHT ON ESPN, THE 81st N.I.T. AWARDS BEGIN FROM MADISON SQUARE GARDEN. 7:00. WESTERN KENTUCKY FACING UTAH. THEN MISSISSIPPI STATE SQUARES OFF AGAINST PENN STATE. THE N.I.T. CHAMPIONSHIP FROM MSG THURSDAY AT 7:00 EASTERN ON ESPN.>>>THE NFL HAS LOTS OF CELEBRATION. THE PITTSBURGH STEELERS WERE AMONG THE MOST CREATIVE CELEBRATORS IN THE BUSINESS. HEAD COACH MIKE TOMLIN ASKED THIS MORNING AT THE OWNERS MEETINGS IN ORLANDO WHAT HE THOUGHT OF ALL THE SHENANIGANS. HERE’S WHAT HE HAD TO SAY. AND HE SAID IT’S FOR THE ENTERTAINMENT OF THE FANS SO I RESPECT IT ON THAT LEVEL, BUT PERSONALLY, I DON’T LIKE IT. I JUST THINK IT TAKES AWAY FROM THE GAME. IT’S NOT A GOOD LOOK FOR YOUNG PEOPLE. YOUNG PEOPLE AREN’T ALLOWED TO CELEBRATE IN THAT WAY SO WHY SHOULD WE? I DON’T UNDERSTAND THAT LAST PART, BUT REGARDLESS, SOUNDS GOOD, SOUNDS BAD, CERTAINLY OKAY AS A HEAD COACH NOT TO LIKE ALL THE SHENANIGANS. BUT I DON’T KNOW ABOUT NOT BEING ABLE TO CELEBRATE. ANYWAY, WE’LL START WITH YOU. SOUNDS GOOD, SOUNDS BAD?>>SOUND BAD. LISTEN, IT’S A SPORT. IT’S SUPPOSED TO BE FUN. IT IS A BUSINESS, I KNOW. IT IS ENTERTAINMENT. THEY DID A GOOD JOB WITH IT THIS YEAR. A LITTLE HIDE-AND-SEEK, A LITTLE BENCH PRESS. THE BOBSLED WAS FUN. I DON’T THINK HIS TEAM TOOK IT TOO FAR. I’M GOING TO TAKE IT ANOTHER LEVEL. THERE ISN’T A COACH IN THE NFL THAT IS QUICKER TO START POUNDING HIS CHEST AFTER A CONVERTED, YOU KNOW — >>YEAH, RIGHT. WITH THE EXCEPTION OF SEAN PAYTON.>>THE STEELERS HAD A COUPLE WHEN THEY MOCKED SOME THINGS. THERE WERE A COUPLE IN POOR TASTE.>>WE DON’T WANT MOCKING.>>WE WANT THE CELEBRATIONS BEING RELAXED. THAT WAS A GOOD THING.>>THE FANS LIKE IT.>>NOT MIKE TOMLIN. YOUNG PEOPLE.>>SO WHY SHOULD WE.>>NOT SURE ABOUT THE VALUE ON IT.>>WE MOVE ON. SO MANY QUESTIONS. SEAHAWKS COACH PETE CARROLL AND RAIDERS COACH JON GRUDEN BOTH HAVE EXPRESSED THEIR DISDAIN FOR INSTANT REPLAY. THAT WAS ALSO TODAY AT THE OWNERS MEETINGS IN ORLANDO. CARROLL SAID IT’S BECOME SO INTENSE THEY DON’T FOLLOW THE GAME LIKE THEY USED TO. GRUDEN SAID LET THE NAKED EYE MAKE THE CALL, ELIMINATE INSTANT REPLAY AND LET THE OFFICIALS CALL THE GAME. SLOW MOTION IS THE BIGGEST PROBLEM WITH REPLAY. THROW SLO-MO OUT AND GET BACK TO COMMON SENSE. IT DRIVES ME CRAZY. I SAY GO BACK TO THE OLD WAY.>>I SAY I DON’T CARE. HE’S COMING OUT FROM THE BOOTH. IF ANYONE — >>I UNDERSTAND.>>AS A FAN OF THE SLO-MO, IT’S JON GRUDEN, BUT OBVIOUSLY FOR THE COACHES AND PLAYERS IT’S GOT TO FEEL LIKE A MILLION SECONDS EVERY TIME THEY — >>I’M THROWING THE FLAG ON THIS. I KNOW BOTH THESE GUYS.>>YOU DON’T THINK HE MEANS IT?>>I THINK THEY’RE ALREADY CAMPAIGNING FOR CALLS. THEY’RE COMPLIMENTING THE OFFICIALS RIGHT NOW IN MARCH. AND FORGET INSTANT REPLAY. LET’S USE OFFICIALS.>>GOOD.>>THEIR JOB IS SO HARD. COME ON. LET THEM JUST CALL THE GAME. IT SOUNDS — IT ACTUALLY IS A GREAT IDEA.>>THIS IS A GREAT IDEA.>>GREAT IDEA.>>PUMPING UP PETE BORELLI.>>REPLAY IS NOT GOING ANYWHERE. THE LEAGUE HAS ALREADY DECIDED THEY WANT CALLS TO BE RIGHT, AND SO I THINK RATHER — GRUDEN AND CARROLL ARE GOING TO COMPLAIN ABOUT THEIR CALLS DURING THE SEASON. DON’T COMPLAIN ABOUT — >>BUT THEY DIDN’T.>>THAT’S WHAT I’M SAYING. ARE YOU FOLLOWING ME?>>I GOT IT. I GOT IT. I THOUGHT WE SHOULD HAVE — >>COMPLIMENTING THEM ALREADY.>>WE’LL SAY SOUNDS GOOD. LIKE IT. TEN DAYS AGO, THE NEW YORK JETS TRADED UP FROM THAT NUMBER SIX SPOT. THEY WILL NOW BE SELECTING NUMBER THREE OVERALL IN NEXT MONTH’S DRAFT. THE JETS ARE IN SEARCH OF THEIR NEXT FRANCHISE QUARTERBACK. MOVING INTO THE TOP THREE WOULD SEEMINGLY GUARANTEE THEM A SHOT AT TAKING ONE OF THE TOP SIGNAL CALLERS. OUR JETS REPORTER TWEETED THIS. TODD BOWLES, IS HEAD COACH, SAID THEY HAVE SIX OR SEVEN PLAYERS WORTHY OF THE NUMBER THREE PICK.>>WHAT?>>THAT SOUNDS BAD.>>IT SOUNDS SO BAD. IT SOUNDS SO BAD. IN FACT, IF YOU HAD SIX OR SEVEN PLAYERS THAT YOU LOVED, PICKING SIXTH — >>YOU CAN DO THAT.>>THAT’S RIGHT WHERE YOU WOULD WANT TO BE BECAUSE YOU STILL HAVE A CHOICE WITH PICKS THAT GUYS THAT YOU LOVE. WHY WOULD YOU — >>I THINK THIS IS MORE OF THE THINGS YOU SAY AND YOU THINK ABOUT LATER.>>IT SOUNDS BAD. WHAT HAPPENS RIGHT NOW, I THINK A LOT OF COACHES ARE NOT TELLING THE TRUTH.>>YOU THINK? WHAT GIVES YOU THAT IDEA?>>YOU HEAR HUE JACKSON PUMPING UP THE QUARTERBACKS FROM WYOMING. I WAS UP IN LARAMIE. HE THINK MIGHT HE’S GREAT, BUT HE’S NOT PICKING HIM. I DON’T BUY ANYTHING THAT ANYBODY IS SAYING RIGHT NOW, AND THAT’S HILARIOUS.>>THAT ONE ALSO JUST DOESN’T MAKE ANY SENSE, I MEAN, IN ADDITION TO THE SMOKESCREEN.>>REMEMBER KOBE BRYANT WAS GOING DO THE DUNK CONTEST AND THEY SAID YOU DOING IT THIS YEAR? HE SAID NO, I’M GETTING TOO OLD FOR THAT, BUT MAYBE NEXT YEAR.>>YOGI BERRA, EVERYBODY. THERE YOU GO. ANOTHER EDITION OF “SOUNDS GOOD, SOUNDS BAD.” COMING UP, THE NFL COACHES, WHAT A SHOT THERE IN ORLANDO. THEIR ANNUAL PHOTO. THREE HEAD COACHES ARE MISSING. IF I DID THE MATH, AT LEAST 29 ARE RIGHT THERE AND THREE ARE GONE. WE’LL SEE IF YOU CAN NAME THAT HEAD COACH. LeBRON AND DWYANE WADE IN CLEVELAND? INSIDE THEIR BREAKUP. SEE YOU AT 6:00 EASTERN.>>>JOHNNY MANZIEL CONTINUES TO EYE A COMEBACK IN THE NFL. A WEEK OR SO AFTER THROWING AT SAN DIEGO’S PRO DAY AND HELPING OUT THERE, MANZIEL THREW AT TEXAS A&M’S PRO DAY TODAY. HE HAS EXPRESSED INTEREST IN A FUTURE NFL GIG.>>MY ATTITUDE STARTED TO CHANGE A LITTLE BIT WHEN I DID GET THE OKAY TO PLAY IN THE CFL. I KNEW I WOULD HAVE A CONTRACT NO MATTER WHAT. AT THAT POINT IN TIME, THOUGH, I DIDN’T REALLY HAVE A LOT OF NFL BUZZ OR ANYTHING GOING FOR ME I FEEL LIKE. NOW I THINK IT’S A LITTLE BETTER, BUT YOU CAN’T TELL. I CAN COME OUT HERE AND DO THIS ALL DAY, BUT I DON’T KNOW WHAT THESE GUYS ARE SAYING BEHIND THE SCENES OR IN THE BUILDINGS AROUND THE NFL. I DO KNOW IF FOR WHATEVER REASON I DON’T GET THE OPPORTUNITY, WHICH IS WHAT I WANT IN THE NFL, ISLE GO UP TO A GREAT LEAGUE IN THE CFL AND PLAY AND TRY AND PLAY MY BEST. THAES ALL I CAN REALLY DO. BUT I HAVE THAT OFFER ON THE TABLE. I’LL TRY AND EXHAUST MY OPTIONS, GETTING BACK TO THE NFL, AND IF NOT, I’LL GLADLY TAKE MY TALENTS NORTH OF THE BORDER.>>THE CFL HAMILTON TIGHTER CATS CURRENTLY OWN MANZIEL’S RIGHTS. I WILL SAY THIS, FOOTBALL ASIDE, IT’S GOOD TO SEE ANY YOUNG PERSON GETTING THEIR LIFE TOGETHER, ACCEPTING SOME RESPONSIBILITY. BUT FROM THE FOOTBALL SIDE OF THINGS, TIM, DOES HE HAVE A SHOT? WHAT’S HIS BEST PATHWAY TO ANOTHER SHOT IN THE NFL?>>REALITY IS WHEN HE WAS PLAYING IN THE PROS, AND THERE MIGHT HAVE BEEN A NUMBER OF REASONS WHY, HE DIDN’T LIKE HE KNEW WHAT WAS GOING ON. HE DIDN’T HAVE A CLEAR UNDERSTANDING. EVEN PRESEASON GAMES WHEN THEY WERE SIMPLE CONCEPTS WOULDN’T EVEN BE LOOKING THE RIGHT WAY. SO HIS ISSUES AREN’T NECESSARILY JUST PHYSICAL, BUT I THINK THE MENTAL ASPECTS OF THE GAME. I BELIEVE HE’S ALWAYS BEEN FAR BEHIND.>>KNOWING WHAT WAS GOING ON IN HIS LIFE AT THAT TIME — >>MAKES YOU WONDER. >>THE CFL WITHOUT A DOUBT I THINK WOULD BE THE LOGICAL PART — PATH FOR HIM. GO UP THERE AND DO WELL.>>THE GUYS UP THERE, THINK OF THE HENRY BURRISS, AND DOUG FLUTIES, GUYS THAT HAVE GONE UP THERE AND CAN REALLY MOVE CAN EXCEL IN THAT LEAGUE. >>WE’VE SEEN GUYS GO UP THERE, DO WELL, AND GET ANOTHER SHOT. WE TALKED A LOT ABOUT THE OWNERS MEETINGS TODAY IN ORLANDO. WOW, 29 OF THE LEAGUE’S 32 HEAD COACHES ARE HERE. IT IS THE ANNUAL HEAD COACHES PICTURE. WHO’S MISSING?>>BILL BELICHICK’S MISSING. WE KNOW THAT.>>THAT’S EASY.>>IF YOU SAY WHO’S MISSING, YOU CAN START WITH BILL.>>MY LAST SEGMENT, I WENT AND LOOKED FOR HIM — >>PETE CARROLL.>>THE THIRD ONE?>>JOHN HARBAUGH. OH!>>JOHN HARBAUGH. THAT’S RIGHT.>>IS HE WEARING TWO WATCHES?>>WHAT DO YOU SAY HE’S WEARING?>>LOOK AT THAT OUTFIT.>>TOMMY BAHAMA.>>AND BOBBY BERMUDA.>>

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