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Around the NFL with ESPN's Mike Tirico

Dec 5, 2013|

We check in with ESPN's great play-by-play man Mike Tirico for a look around the NFL, and a preview of Pats/Browns.

Transcript - will not be 100% accurate

-- Mike jury goes always brought to -- Blue Cross and Blue Shield we'll get right to rejoins us now via the AT&T hotline I'm Mike how are you. Gentlemen good afternoon how we don't. I was glad you got to see two of the better teams in football play on Monday night it was that was a pretty epic battle and you guys finally got. Can you tell a couple of really good games in a row here. -- the last few games we didn't doubt Chicago this week to try to Baltimore's there's a playoff implications game. Separatist Milan coach or -- -- in the -- for Chris but -- looked like it was going to be. Again with significant medical -- have seen play out old school intercept it -- but the other part being vetted -- the last game and candlestick and the way things shape up the niners might. People for a playoff games over -- middle class sporting event at Candlestick Park which is pretty cool trick. -- sorry that you don't get tonight's game and it is really a travesty I am surprised you haven't tried to take out Brad bestseller and take over the Houston Jacksonville game tonight -- don't deserve this thing I want us. But the truth I have seen live -- a portion of everything that's OK and Richard is what -- on Sundays. Do the Monday incident occurred but I usually that went home -- of -- work weeks because he's somebody. This is the one -- -- but I wonder you want to street to save his -- every game now let's just move on to further. Stir the -- can you don't need history. Get out of here at the story can go do something fun with your lifetime I don't watch that -- your. Little a little -- at school wildcard till Christmas stuff wherever I am -- some point post to compete just concede. What he's -- to. Keep that streak alive. As we look at two by the patriots game you know. I have the sense and you know maybe I'm overly optimistic that the patriots are ready to take off that this offense is getting in here. And that Cleveland is going a completely different directions -- to beer at thirty point spread my opinion. How do you see this game coming up. I don't think you -- you survival on the biggest wouldn't help build many casinos of a certain point number. But good group of numbers the number would be pretty high in other negative an agreement with you. This and so what it would. He didn't strike coming around -- almost. Walked out of the Denver game albeit note we're the first half was feeling better about -- because he offered to expose this to come back. And the defense would be able to. A development point you know the circumstances were. What are the long drive so. I the government patriots opening -- -- -- open but the patriots since we left Carolina watching them and tonight it is. -- coming or -- -- trademarks and Bill Belichick seems over the years it's not about what you look like September. It's how you September October to give -- two and group November December. And so likelihood that it -- be last week on the choke. -- the reality of the intelligence of understanding. Without going into exactly the way we want them. Three years ago five years ago 2002. He can win games with his team's constructed. And it might not be hundred snaps. It below the moral ball control and future. Resource wise we could all factored possibly due to Cleveland -- to insist on the quarterback merry go -- perpetuates. You know we were talking earlier in the week trying to figure out. And there's a lot of teams that are Super Bowl contenders because they're gonna go to the playoffs they have a decent enough quarterbacks -- they are in -- words Super Bowl contenders. But there's a difference between being a contender in being a team who's fan base can reasonably expect them to win the Super Bowl. How many teams do you think could be reasonably expected to win the Super Bowl by their -- -- as a. Let -- build an audience -- going to -- Seattle absolutely. Dwarf and you have more questions now but still believe. This -- can -- it probably play good test and what you believe. Carolina and San Francisco isolate or me. To me that he after -- into England. I struggle. -- -- I don't like what Indianapolis has played a lack of urgency to start to -- polls close window thirteenth or better than -- Reggie Wayne operative. Since then people wonder oh please go to -- -- or Kansas City I'm on triggered deep into his. Now what it was because the competition and tougher being suffered injuries. And -- a one minute I'm not. Completely ready to dismiss groups just people in legal complaint assembly in September all feel better about that he had to the defense is good enough the rest of people are very limited very limited number obviously. I think those formulas so it's going to be at least six. This seventeen right now. They weren't on Cincinnati. Didn't want. Right now no injuries you're -- and it would assume. Mike I don't like to I get in the habit of disagreeing with Bill Belichick group regarding football matters but I heard him say yesterday that them he believes the Cleveland Browns will run their offense regardless of -- at quarterback. I don't think that's true I think if there's starred in one of these guys and hasn't thrown a pass and a years or ever. That they're gonna run the ball all day long and I gonna run their offense they can't -- throwing a ball around if they can't trust quarterback. You know okay. Contention -- we have seen more I would I would have believed that felt that in the past. All we have seen teams. And quarterbacks and we don't know we don't see much of -- throw the ball because we controlled environment. They feel comfortable with the quick and the ball and -- it is dictated he go here. We see more good teams being able to bring quarterbacks. Relatively and aware and able to -- an apartment his tenure the ball. Or should start having -- -- and he was in regard to carry for an average that they can run the ball ball ball. Scored on Dutch court and we can. -- called our program to all hear it over to a chart and back to do so different historical aspect of that. So that's why I wouldn't dismiss cut -- from Belichick or in general. According to doing well you couldn't do it -- it interest Olympic that's why I think it will. Match protect robot what you look for Gordon is. I'll look him. For them as well almost anybody -- Karadzic and advocate here at quarter past numbers have been that would. I'm incredibly bored by the browns since we have -- -- I wanna ask a couple of questions about non football things they get a basketball question and a baseball question for you quickly on baseball because I love how you were up on all these things what did you make of Jacoby Ellsbury don't from Boston to New York. I. A little surprised. Hair care who supported that are looking into doing it needs are they getting ready produce and -- spend and spend it. Think you know we're not going to. Or. Removing -- could go -- for a bit less money we can have another long term deal the question is that you guys -- How wide physically and Goldberg in place for seven years -- kind of body templates you can. We scored side I don't like to do you think it's important. For the longevity of the of the boost in the lineup like a lot. On measured itself. I remember equipment and so had repeatedly used the word OK it was. That was okay certainly by everybody here it's been funny -- funny -- hit exactly funny to hear the reaction nobody Boston's really upset about this is like -- -- while Jacoby Ellsbury is gone no big deal. Q a -- that worth that kind of money anyway the other question that basketball question. The Celtics are in first place. They are right in the fourth seed right now for the for the for the playoffs in the east what the hell are they doing how big disasters this for the Celtics franchise. Eastern Conference might be the worst. Collection. Of performing in that I can remember in any sport -- Suffered a stroke back. -- -- -- west with seven and I remember back when he and the it's openly but hopefully he can continue to play out in street -- remember well that actually helping people -- but ops. -- in this for the country trip and could go out there and ignore what part. So which in that division that's terrible. And yet forestry goodness look who's patient I think and will get better as time goes on here as people sort out -- issues. There's too much stronger. The concern that your organization like so it's more like he could pics from the on the road those that performance. -- -- coaching December would be bad. You don't play very group that rebuilt since organized group or group is important to growth in other employers. On a night in night out basis. Rhetorical rosters in the -- -- feel like you're gonna get better as the season goes on so they admitted that sort -- treatment spot for a place that's scary. Plus it's it's rated it -- it -- -- credit card would. Win why not nice well by not just because you can hurt your long term it's funny you bring up that Seattle team obviously I was out there. And we were having the debates in Seattle that year should they lose that game to the rams. And -- get a better draft pick the next year is what they gonna do in the playoffs and then of course they go out there in the when the playoff game in and that some value in that. The Celtics tabs your church I mean even if they were to make the playoffs but I can win the NBA regularly and what. In my career. It's what I regret what is the I just what's the point what's the upside. It'll actually okay granted you know on somebody whose job it is -- -- because I will begin -- Trouble went to a category which other person -- That's the problem with this whole concept of taking. How do you walk into people in December who know they played terribly. -- bigger opportunity to get a job go forward technical terribly. In the picture opportunity to keep coach in the -- put. On paper a ball term but that the league knows -- -- will be walking guys. Go out just eat in the past that just like it took a right you can do I'll probably is right now. So important -- in the Eastern Conference during an attitude that line to put out there to -- what happens mobilcom. And now it's a disaster the disaster Mike it's an epic disaster thank you so much we love talking a little bit everything with -- you'll do it again next week. Yeah oh yeah there's Mike to Rico courses ESPN that -- is always brought you by Blue Cross and Blue Shield right. Only give back to this Red Sox conversation is a lot in here it's a team that is clearly it is clearly contending. But -- is this the right way for them to contend immediately. Or is this the right way for them to contend more times in the next five to ten years but not necessarily in 2014. That question more -- -- and for Michael soccer -- WE.

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