Pat is in Orlando recording the show from his hotel room as he finds himself in his first full week as a WWE employee and the guys record a late, slap happy episode. They cover his travels down to Florida, his entire first day at the complex including commentating a dark match at the WWE NXT event, and him hitting a HUGE Frog Splash on a training dummy. They also cover Zion Williamson’s shoe/knee exploding and whether or not it will affect Nike stock, some of the guys competing in a very hot and spicy chocolate eating contest, and break down the sale on St. Paddy’s day shirts available now for 20% off (through Saturday at midnight) at store.PatMcAfeeShow.com. Also included are a couple of incredible interviews. First, 2nd round pick of the New England Patriots and Pat’s teammate in Indianapolis, one of the smoothest athletes to ever play in the NFL, former defensive back, Darius Butler, joins the show. He and Pat chat about him being in the room with the owners when trying to end the Kaepernick situation, what he thinks about the way everything unfolded, what he’s expecting from his new podcast, and he answers a few questions about Antonio Brown, one of his best friends (1:11:15-1:35:21). To close out the show, 7x Pro Bowler, 2x All-Pro, former center for the New York Jets and hilarious human, Nick Mangold joins the show. He chats about what it was like playing for the Jets through the good and bad times, which version of Rex Ryan he prefers, what some of his hobbies are outside of football now that he’s retired, some Ohio St. and Michigan rivalry stories, and whether or not he’ll raise his son as a Jets fan (1:50:38-2:04:38). It’s a hilarious one. Come and laugh with us, cheers.
This would only happen to us Dolphins fans wouldn’t it. The coach who went 23-25 with us without ever really having a quarterback is back coaching and of course in our own division. I was one of the people who was on the fence with Gase thought it was a toss up whether he would be fired by the Dolphins or not. I thought maybe he just needed his own quarterback, somebody better than Ryan Tannehill or a washed up Smokin Jay Cutler, he did turn down the chance to draft anyone better though so he did kind of make his own bed, as most of you know he had complete control over the 53 man roster with the Dolphins.
For any of us who thought Gase might be able to turn things around if he had a young stud quarterback to work with were about to find out. The unfortunate part is its going to be with another team in our division. Adam Gase was never great for us, at times he looked like a world beater and at other times it looked like we were completely dead under him, you never really knew what you were going to get on any given Sunday.
I have no idea how this one is gonna play out, i do know Gase does hold grudges after watching him shove it down the Broncos throat when he went back to Denver while coaching the Dolphins. However this one unfolds the AFC East just gotta little bit more interesting. By the way were still searching for a coach, only the Dolphins and the Bengals left. Yikes. Hopefully after the weekend from what I’ve read. Gonna be another long off season for us Dolphins fans, should be used to it by now though. FinsUp.
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Forever in the NFL it seemed like when these coaching positions came open in the NFL that teams would just hire a coach that had been around the league and had been a mediocre head coach at multiple other places because they were afraid to go outside of the NFL box and take a risk on a hire. It seems as if Sean McVay being successful has changed that. Besides Bruce Arians to Tampa it has been all new head coaches that are being hired in the NFL. I’m also fine with Bruce because he is a really good coach. He’s not some bum who has been mediocre his entire career. Every other coach that has been hired so far though is going to be a first time NFL Head Coach.
The Coaches that have been hired so far are:
- Vic Fangio
- Freddie Kitchens
- Kliff Kingsbury
- Matt LaFleur
- Bruce Arians
- Rumored Matt Rhule to the Jets
I get that not all of these guys are going to work out and some of them may be terrible NFL coaches but at least teams are taking a chance instead of playing it safe with a guy who has been a career 500 coach. Also pretty happy that Freddie Kitchens got hired because after Kliff Kingsbury I was worried that the league was starting to only hire good looking coaches. Glad there is still a place in this league for out of shape guys. The players are already people that we can’t associate with in anyway because they are athletic freaks. We don’t need the same thing happening with coaches.
It will be interesting to see if the rest of the teams this offseason follow suit with newer coaches or if they fall back to hiring someone who has been a head coach in the league before and was obviously fired at some point.
Also congrats to the Browns on not fucking it up and keeping Freddie Kitchens with Baker Mayfield.