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Jun 04, 2021
downsides to

week

one quarterback

competitions

there are several unresolved quarterback situations let's

start

with the saints taysom hill jameis winston last time we discussed winston being the betting favorite courtesy of our friends at the points bookmaker, what percentage we don't need to put odds on yeah, okay, come on, we have a hundred points total. What percentage would you say it

will

be Hill versus what percentage would you say it

will

be Winston? The first

week

the Green Bay Packers

start

ing quarterback comes to town. I'm going to go 55 45. take a hill, you know it's somewhere in that range, maybe 52 48, maybe it's maybe it's maybe as close as that kind of thing, but I feel like Taysom Hill is, you know the leader in the leader's house here, okay, as far as that goes, you know, just in The fact that he's been there with Sean Payton for a good number of years, now Peyton loves him, this was his project.
which qbs will win competitions to start week 1 pro football talk nbc sports
He showed growth at the position two years ago in the preseason and, of course, he showed it last year and went three and one. and you know that wasn't the reason they lost that game against Philadelphia. There are a lot of things you can blame for that, so I'm going to accept that and the fact that Sean Payton will be intrigued by the new attack on the offensive end. Of the ball he can bring to the table with Taysom Hill, this is the dilemma for Sean Payton, yes, in one hand he has the guy he has slowly and meticulously crafted, the guy he has carved out of wood over the course of five years he will collect that piece of wood and he will use it some more and he has created this beautiful piece of wood sculpture that is ready to go, in the meantime he has had this clay pot crash course that he put together at jameis winston. and he's just as beautiful and has a chance to make a better piece of art if he can recapture the career of the first overall pick in the 2015 draft. and if you're Sean Payton, how do you choose

which

guy you remember?
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We said one of the factors will be how quickly Hill or Winston can deal with 10 new plays, yeah, getting thrown right at the table the morning of the game, who freaks out or who just says, "Okay, I got this, yeah, I have this". right, you want me to do this, we'll do this, it's built in and we'll go, I just have a feeling it's going to be Winston, you, I know you, I've been feeling like you're skinny like that lately, so what are you going to do? What will your number be if I make 50? Would you say I'm going to go 52-48?
which qbs will win competitions to start week 1 pro football talk nbc sports
I think it's closer than my initial comment of 55-45. I'm going to go 52-48 the other way around, I think it's going to be Winston, I think it's 100, we won't know until three days before the game, but you know what the only factor is for me,

which

is the defensive coordinator of the Packers. now oh joe berry yeah where did he come from he's been to tampa he was the rosie most recently uh the rams right he was with the rebs in 2019 when jameis winston put up 55 points on the board against the rams, right, 55 points. The Rams won 55 to 40.
which qbs will win competitions to start week 1 pro football talk nbc sports
He had 28 for 41,385 yards, four touchdown passes, one interception, um, you know, and hey, look, would Peyton have the passion to have a revolving door? This and you know, I've suggested this as a relationship. to the Patriots, but maybe Sean Payton would say that every week I'll pick the guy who gives me the best chance to win and you'll have to spend time preparing for both and you'll find out on Friday. who's the starter team we're about to play good luck getting ready to face the New Orleans Saints this year yeah I wouldn't, I wouldn't be surprised either, maybe especially early in the year I wouldn't, I think both guys they can handle it maybe he would have a little package for whoever the backup is and you know, bring him in to be a curveball.
I wouldn't put anything into buying it that way. I wouldn't, um, yeah, it would be you. you really made a good case what's that for the week one week one week packers here comes joe berry welcome welcome to your new job joe berry here's a guy who put up 55 points on your defense two years ago yeah no he's a good thought? he really is and we know that Winston has the capabilities to be a really special quarterback, he is and has more experience playing the position of course taysom hill has some special qualities too but he hasn't played the position as much as jameis winston, so you know.
I think you're right, I like your point that you know you can handle the offense or new things quickly and hey, we've got to get this into a Friday practice right now and come on, we've got to get it and We've got to hit the ground running and practice it and execute it the right way. I think there will be, you know, uh, that will be a big part of this. That's not a factor in the first week, no, it won't be later in the year. Sean Payton is watching all the things going on around the league, looking for ideas, constantly thinking, brainstorming and being creative, and that's when he comes up with, you know, a bunch of new plays that someone has to figure out how to execute. more relevant as the season progresses, Broncos, Teddy Bridgewater, Drew Lock, give me your percentage on who is the starter of the week.
Clearly I think there is a bigger advantage with Drew Locke. I really believe it. I think you have a chance to be a much better player. team and really dangerous if he can grow in that position and play a little better and cleaner and not be so aggressive in all that type of stuff. You know, I gotta think he's got a little bit of an advantage heading into training camp and stuff, but I mean he's my newt because I would think a guy like vic fangio is, you know, well, I mean vic fangio, like a Guy like him, like Teddy Bridgewater, he's ideal for him as far as the type of quarterback, you know, okay, he's I'm not going to make mistakes.
I know what he's going to do. I can play defense. Handle the game the right way and we will win it that way. I listen to defensive coaches, in my opinion, they think like this sometimes too much for where I want. just go man so it's all about your defense and managing the game you know the quarterback has to make some plays. I'm going to go with Drew Locke, but it's like he's 51-49. I really think this is one. That will be resolved in preseason training camp and will be watched closely. I think it's going to be very difficult, but I'm going to give Drew Lock a slight edge when Vic Fangio says, "Hopefully we get them." a lot of preseason snaps and the decision will be easy, which for me pushes the needle towards Teddy Bridgewater because I think the things that have kept him from becoming the guy we thought he would be a couple of years ago or will be. they manifest themselves in the preseason and make it easier to say bridgewater I'm going to go 60 40 bridgewater we're going to go that's smarter yes yes okay, I know, yes, I am, it's a microphone.
I thought I'd give Bridgewater the edge too. I guess deep in my heart I feel like you're a little bit like Vic Fangio is going to favor Bridgewater. I guess I'm playing the angle a bit. You know, I don't know. Drew Locke has more talent to get. getting the most out of that talented offense and receivers, that's where I guess I really struggle with it, but I see your point there and I could see Bridgewater really going for that defensive-minded head coach in New England, for some reason , Pete has put four. names in front of me cam newton mack jones jarrod stitt and brian hoyer sorry stiderman hoyer both get zeroes between jones and newton how do you divide one hundred percent pi um I think I'm going to go like 80 20 here cam newton almost I don't think New England being the kind of place, of course, we both know that.
They really don't want to play with rookies, no matter how impressive they are, especially at quarterback. You know, I think New England is within the framework of the team. I've

talk

ed a lot about Cam being a strong voice and a great leader for his team. I think they're realistic about what happened with Cam Newton last year and all that kind of stuff. So I think it would really take a little time. from a monumental collapse, you know, or a really horrible play, maybe some games like we saw with Cam Newton last year, if he does that again, Mac Jones will come in, I can tell you that if he starts throwing, you know, you jump in 10 yards for receivers and stuff like that, we'll look at Mac Jones, but I think they'll do everything they can to let him sit on the sidelines and they'll build up and hang in there with Cam for another year, they got three games before Tommy. come back to town yeah and I agree with you I think Cam Newton will be the first one up.
I won't be surprised if we see Mack Jones at some point in the first three weeks as they decide who gives us the best chance to beat. Brady in week 4 and then try to build momentum beyond that, if they can beat Brady on the Buccaneers, I agree with you, I'll say 80 20 too, it might even go a little higher than that, I'll go 82 18. Math there . pretty fast pretty good 82-18 in favor of cam newton andy dalton justin fields in chicago sorry nick foles dalton against fields who will start when the bears go to Los Angeles to play the rams I'm going to go 65-35 andy dalton but sorry like it's something that can be removed quickly, I do it and of all these types that you

talk

ed about, you know, deploy as a single type in a series or something like that for me, this is the one I like the most. sense, hey, andy dalton, you start, I think we talked about this a little bit yesterday or whatever, hey, andy dalton, you start the game, oh, hey, we go down and score a touchdown, hey, you get another drive, he goes back to Go down, oh, wait, wait, there were six of us and we left.
Hey, let's bring in Justin Fields. We have a little package of plays for him to run the ball. Do some things. We have established a game plan. Complete very easy for him just so he feels comfortable that way. I think he would make me wrong slowly. and definitely indoctrinate him into the game early in the year and then maybe if he gets to a week three or four then I start hoping, he's pretty good, he's running the ball really well, we've seen growth in the past and the game is not too big for him and then maybe you start traveling with Justin Fields, but come on, we know what Andy Dalton is and we know he's not the future and let's prepare this guy, the 11th pick in the draft.
I love watching the trains move. for in the background practices it's amazing, you know, maybe it should be fields in my opinion, yeah, it should be, it should be fields in my opinion. I'm still shaken by Matt Nagy's experience with the bosses in 2017, when my house was completely sitting. year, but I think you will see that the courses are clearly better. The things that made them trade to get fields will manifest themselves on the practice field and I think the locker room will wonder: what the hell are we doing? I think so too, sorry, Andy Justin Fields is the guy.
Hey Ryan Pace, you were right to change it. helps anyone so okay week one what are you going to put on what's your number? You are going to put it as week because it is week one. I know. If you had asked me week five, I probably would have changed that number drastically and it would have been very close, but it's the first week I'm going to sit at 50 50. take that, okay, okay, you sure don't want to go to 49, 9 and you know 50 50. there's no preponderance of the evidence okay last one real quick garoppolo or trey lance.
Oh, your San Francisco 49ers, what did Kyle say to you on Sunday? He told me that they will launch a completely new attack. Okay, and you're never kidding. George Kittle at quarterback Lance is going to be the tight end. In fact, it is a shocking move, no. um, I mean, as far as starting and then being the week one starter, I mean, I'm going to be similar to how I feel with the last one to a certain extent, I'm going to be a little bit stronger here and I'm going to hit 85 15 until week one. starter and all that kind of stuff yeah maybe 90 10 jimmy garoppolo I think trey lance is going to have to do something extraordinary to start at least the first week or so but I think there's going to be a package that you know.
He also, you know, you trade three first-round picks, there was all this talk, it's just hard for me to think that he's going to sit on the sidelines all the time all year and they're going to get him used to playing. Football gives fans a little taste of the number three draft pick and all, at least that's how I see it, I still believe all this talk about Jimmy Garoppolo is about gaining trade value for him. hoping that someone somewhere tears an ACL other than Garoppolo and they can unload Garoppolo's contract on them. If Lance is the guy they thought he was when they made him the third overall pick in the draft, he should be the starter of the week. one and uh, I think the rest of this stuff is just noise, it's nonsense, it's a posture, I'm going to go 80 20 lance, okay, wow, it's going strong, I mean, listen, I don't think your thoughts are crazy, No, I don't.
I have absolutely no idea what my friend is doing here or thinking or anything, it's okay, as I've said many times before, we stay away from these types of conversations, what we do, he doesn't want to. tell me because I have a big mouth. say it on TV, so I don't know, but we'll see and uh, I know, I'm, I'm fa, I think you might be right, although maybe yes, if someone did. They tore their ACL andthey felt like Wait Lance had really arrived and is feeling comfortable, they could fuck off. See you, Jimmy G, we'll trade you and travel with the number three pick.
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