On today’s show, Pat and a few of the guys record live from a hotel room in Pittsburgh right after coming back from WWE Monday Night Raw. They recap their roadtrip from Indiana to Cleveland to Pittsburgh and everything that they did along the way including WWE Fastlane, some of their dining experiences, and beating the inclement weather that was on their backs. Also included in the show is Pat’s interview with Rich Eisen on the NFL Network Free Agency Frenzy as he discussed Antonio Brown going to Oakland, who some of the best free agent punters are, and Rich gives him another push to keep the #McAfeeForMNF train rolling (28:54-36:08). Later, an absolute legend in the game, an NFL Hall of Famer, one of the most recognizable faces in NFL media, The Professor, John Clayton, joins the show. They discuss everything free agency related and how AB almost wound up in Buffalo, he gives a couple of ideas where he thinks certain players might land as teams are handing out insane amounts of cash, he dives into what his work weeks are like during these types of hot beds in the NFL calendar, gives his Super Bowl pick for next year, and chats about whether or not the pony tail is real (41:48-1:03:10.) It’s a fun one. Come and laugh with us, cheers.
I wrote this on November 9th:
Like Brock Osweiler, Nathan Peterman is a disease. You can’t get rid of Nathan Peterman. If he is on an NFL roster he is going to weasel his way onto that field somehow. Your starting QB will get hurt, your backup QB will get hurt, any other QB will be eaten by a pack of wolves. Somehow, someway, Brock Osweiler and Nathan Peterman will always find a way. Life finds a way. Nathan Peterman is basically like death in the Final Destination movies and will find a way to kill any QB in front of him.
There are somethings that you just know are for certain. Death, taxes, and Nathan Peterman being on an NFL roster. I could not be happier that it’s going to be with Gruden and the Raiders. We know that Gruden is just tank tank tank tank tankin (The Break Up Dinner Scene Song) and what better QB to do it with than Nathan Peterman.
Imagine this. Nathan Peterman starts for the Raiders almost all of 2019 after Derek Carr gets hurt so they obviously have the worst record in the league going into the 2020 season. They will be grooming 3 first round picks from the 2019 draft that will be building excitement for Vegas. The draft for the 2020 season is in Las Vegas, the City the Raiders will be moving to that same season and also have 2 first round picks and 2 second round picks. Gruden knows exactly what he’s doing and there is no way he does it without Peterman.
Gruden over there playing chess while the rest of us are playing checkers.
See if you can find somewhere to bet on Raiders winning the Super Bowl in the next 10 years.
Move over Lombardi, Heisman, Nagurski, Thorpe or any other football human that has an award named after them. There is officially a new king in the football awards community. I introduce to you the Clausen, Tebow, Gabbert, Sanchez, Schaub, Osweiler, Leaf, Russell, Dilfer, Boller, Leinart, Weinke, Harrington, Carr, Couch, Peterman award. Each week I will be handing out this award to the QB that displayed an extreme proficiency in being terrible.
Lets get to this weeks nominees:
1. Nathan Peterman: You have to respect a man that is so dedicated to the award that even though his name is already on the award he keeps trying to win it every single time he’s on the field. Lets take a look at the stats.
Not great Nate, not great. 50 Attempts for less than 200 yards and 3 picks is actually kind of impressive. DISCLAIMER* not all 3 picks were Peterman’s fault but when your an interceptionaholic it’s hard to stay away. He needs to throw them. They are his drug. Here are the highlights.
Good Job, Good Effort Nathan.
2. Sam Darnold: Sam has been flirting with the CTGSSOLRDBLWHCCP award for weeks now. He started hot but seems to have fallen off quite a bit now that the Jets are the Jets again. Let’s take a look at the stats and highlights.
Here’s what makes Darnold’s performance so amazing, all of those interceptions were BAD interceptions. Like what the fuck was he thinking interceptions. Not only did he throw 4 interceptions but he threw 4 interceptions in a 13-6 game and one of them was a pick 6. Single handedly lost the game for the Jets. Hats off to you Mr Darnold.
3. Jamarcus Russell: Absolutely incredible. Jamarcus hasn’t taken a snap in the NFL in almost 10 years but he somehow has found his was onto the nominees list for this week. Are you asking why? Here is why.
He’s my winner. Your time will come Darnold but this week my hat goes off to Jamarcus Russell. You should know that I respect lazy and not giving a fuck but this is an entirely different level. This is what the award is about. Going out there every week and just being as shitty as you can. Jamarcus is the poster boy for this award and I can’t thank him enough.
Let me know who you think should have won in the comments below.
Raiders @ 49ers -2.5, O/U 45. Strap in for what could be an all time classic Thursday Night shit show. The 1-6 Oakland Raiders vs the 1-7 San Francisco 49ers. The line started at 4 this week but has slowly crept down to 2.5 with speculation that CJ Beathard may not play.
I need Nick Mullens to play. I pride myself on knowing a ton of players and I have no idea what the fuck a Nick Mullens is. Quick google search here… Turns out he actually had a pretty decent college career.
I don’t care though. This dude for sure shits himself making his NFL debut on a primetime Thursday Night game. I mean look at him, he’s got shit his pants written all over him.
Am I confident in a Raiders team that is 1-6 and is clearly tanking? NOPE. However when it comes to picking games between 2 horrible teams I’m going to go with the better QB. Derek Carr can cry all night as long as he covers the +3. Yes I took the Raiders at +3 soon as the Beathard news came out. If you can only get them at +2.5 make sure you bet them up to +3. The number is much more important than the juice.
MY PICK: Raiders +3
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