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Dale and Fauria Discuss Michael Sam, His Decision to "Come Out" and Why they Think it is a Non-Issue

Feb 16, 2014|

Sports Sunday rolls on as the boys talk Michael Sam and decision to come out as the first active NFL player, or soon-to-be NFL player anyway, that is gay. The guys don't think it is an issue at all and SHOULDN'T hurt his value although they realize it could. Fauria thinks it shows toughness and courage more than anything else.

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    Our number two Chris aligning with sports Sunday Sports Radio WEEI 6177797937. Then not all Red Sox some pretty much all Jon Lester threw the first hour lie detectors weighing in on the AT&T tax line on that will get to that just a moment. Out final round of the masters is going on a maturity people. Into getting into what is much science tiger. And without Phil as well he Mickelson showed up I think late Thursday night she flew in and Friday after energy is flied out. With Phil Mickelson. I he had a tough weekend are tough early going Richardson first round in a local guy Keegan Bradley struggled missed But there are some big games of the top the leaderboard some exciting. I young names of the Jordan's BT's twenty years old he's cash to win the masters I he'd be the youngest winner since 1979. LEB younger. Then the tiger was the first time you want it. And one of the things that really stood out to me is speaking with some people were down there this week to cover the toward talks and these young guys and it get back to tiger. The complete and water. Lack of off. Around around Tiger Woods to these guys are too young you think about twenty years old 21 years old with somebody like camera some would like walker. In somebody like Blix the Swedish guys and second right now and he's. He's like 28. You know some of these guys too young to really remember or at least have played with tiger against tiger. When he was hitting level like we never seen before the PGA tour earlier received since Jack. And they look at him now a Zagat shoot 77 on the weekends. Is that cats really contention anymore where is I mean Aaron I'm not old and your and all of you remember when. Final round tigers in the lead it was done forget about it I mean one year in the PGA YE Yang those big shots out late and ended up beating and yet that epic battle with Bob May. I nearly beat him in the PGA but it would for the most part just wasn't close he would get a lead and he was one of the best closers in the we'd seen in the sport. But it's just it's different now that's a different vibe. Around Tiger Woods and it's gone from seemingly a foregone conclusion that he would get to nineteen majors is seemingly foregone conclusion that he won't eat next year. Does play majors this year. Is give forty years old Jack won three. After he needs five Jack won three after forty to two of those were when he was forty and the masters in 986. Was kind of an out Larry's 46 years old. Tiger would be a hall of fame career from here on out five major championship all career to get in nineteen. I think it's interesting not only his fall from grace just as a player. In terms of winning majors the was in my opinion at least the best player on were last year he had five or six wins a torch to win major. But the bigger thing to me is just how some of these younger players perceive him do tiger as a contention it used to be regarded. The average stroke. The average round rather up a stroke in. In in the in the final round on Sundays when tiger was in contention real just kind of melted aged just. Folded around with a few exceptions mentioned Bob revealed in Nickels and it's good battles but. For the most part it was just tiger's world everybody else's playing for second they were on him Ernie Els just not Now is young guys just young enough to cocky enough and don't really remember that at least they didn't play through it. And they're saying how statute 75 on the weekends with what's not ID in the turn now but. I should be upon Sunday Bubba Watson very very likable guy. And I Jordan who were finding out a lot about trying to become the youngest masters winner a long time quick birds update we'll get back to the calls against 617779. 7937. Cordially NC DM IA's doing great to get the good news on him that was definitely a concern that you know DM IAA was. Out I got hit looked like in the that it from I thought it was illegal but not dirty if that makes sense I don't think there was intent to injure there. It was just one of those times you're trying to make a hockey play get the principal point contact up higher and you won it. So I thought it was an illegal hit not a dirty hit but by a help not the that you concussion translated to on the ice Thursday that part we don't know just yet. But Patrice Bergeron it sound like is fine I he missed the third period yesterday that would would have been a huge concern. I outside to go. There's not too many guys you point to and say this more important to the bees and Bergeron two way player in hockey this year. Obvious he's good according to coach Julianne and Chris Kelly looks like still day to day with that back injury so some. Relatively speaking. Minor bumps and Bruce is going into the Stanley Cup Playoffs but you know these guys especially Alec Bergeron if he could be on the ice on Thursday against the red he's going to be there. I HTT tech slide is 37937. It's like grab a few of these real quick a one Dexter says eight times over David Price let Lester walked. While you make Casey price a better pitcher at this stage of his career early younger I can cost more money. And now your bidding against everybody else you've got the cost control guy. Housing cost control we get the guided the under your control rather. The of the exclusive negotiating window with wants to stay here to guide it. As more in depth track record in the post season to sign him. And that point it's not a knock on price and gives great pitcher. But if you're looking at what you can do it even easier than that that will save you some money relative to what price can get on the open market signed last. I know detector can you imagine having Stanton in Boston did it forty plus homers easy architecture from western mass. Two words about prospects Daniel yep they can go hard the other way. I another one here says agree with you order percent top of the rotation guys talk about Lester innings a year post seasons died. Given the cash over five years five for one and should get it done. And out finally is Lester stats are comparable to average career he walked away from 244 million Lester has been better than Homer Bailey and look at the contract. That he just signed a few textures telling me the gets four clocked at. Well evening parade for a UConn for the championships I assume the men and women together out both of them winning the national title. Yes as tougher as Turkey's but happy for Kevin Ollie who now is the next. Hot coaching named to go from college to the end beauty after eight seasons. But undefeated in the NCAA tournament ally guys can say that are at six or 77797937. is in New Jersey he's up next When then. Just try to not cute bit Ali thank you and I can't believe that a low ball. Jon Lester like they don't agree that you like a side impact by one and whatever argument sake. We have been out of my. But you see a lot of contracts for your team that have gone got into the contract stratosphere and some of them have really worked out so well. But for a number like dapper Lester what he's so willing to stay. I agree I was surprised. When I saw what the number was at the end of spring training where the Red Sox know Lester broke off toxin seems like a a low ball contract terms of dollars in a low ball contract thirty years. definitely. god I G I mean lucky probably let out a little bit like that way radio reluctant I had. Yeah I mean yeah I'm with you thanks to the fall being a former yankees fans perspective. They're never shy about spending dollars. That Lester contract is makes sense and I've said this a few times. Because just getting back to this point I do think my gut still tells me they get a Don. Gut feeling they still get this contract done because I hate candidate it player just wants too much just wants to be a Boston too much. You back going to be here at the expense of taking deal it's foolish and a four year seventy to eighty million dollar contract before which. At ball way below market terms years below market terms the average annual There's no upside here it sounded like a Red Sox blown away with a give you four years but here's point six million a year. Which is probably more than you gonna get I guarantee each and every year on the open market that it could at least. I still think Lester would walk away from crystal he'd say no. But I could look at that is saying the Red Sox in good faith effort to try to. Do with last year what they've done with other guys which is over pay an average annual dollars but try to take that discounted terms of the number years seventy. I can't say that. I can't see it as they came under years came under dollars 6177797937. Bill isn't busted up next they've built. They would subject. who visual. You know what about. You guys keep in the world. Could together okay. guys they look at the guys renewed deal if everybody involved. Make him have the option to. Who boarded deals rivals ordered to the guys will. Make it work. So real simple. So three years of his make sure Israelis and three years seventy million. And then assuming he stays healthy another two years at how much. Ordered me at all. That would come out to volley at 5110. About then you know what would actions. YouTube. 120. It was cute guys so. Yeah It it it any guaranteed dollars sport. That that's just not gonna work for the players work for last. Well hope what works right now what made two big guy a two year deal seven million. With a guarantee. Appeared to remain nimble. The two more years of targeted what are enviable. Well let's get. That that that the five year 120 million dollar contract. Where. OK I guess that that's reasonable but I mean you if you're guaranteeing the money that it's not three years in the two years to five years. And yet we could what three years didn't work out three years it will be created numerous believe that you develop very animated. You know. Yeah I mean I like well. I guess I can't get what you in there you know again trial period so to speak at three year seventy million dollar. You know test blown the CP states LP and see if he still producing. The news saying guaranteed fifty million after that which is five for once money. Why would John again you'd think about it okay hometown discount know we heard the operator gets excited about it. to get past the idea of a hometown discount meeting complete insanity. Seventy million dollars even over a three years average dollars a lot of money. But it still. 50% of what can get out in the open market. You know why would I take seventy million guaranteed even for three years when I could just double that six years guaranteed at 140 million. You know six I can get that extra seventy million dollars over three more seasons just to go out in the open market. That would be a great team friendly kind of idea but Lester were being eyed Joseph and Wakefield once the way HL. What they've done so much for the in the you know 78 years. That burning up I don't know are already up at. I agree with UN and the injury concern for me is that they're now we are talking about Clay Buchholz we'd be having added I merely different conversation. But with Lester even a year it was bad in 2012. Still pitch to plus innings. Yeah I mean you don't get a picture wondering about that party and you don't hate you guys brought there get a going to be offered. And I are I think I really like the attitude that you just want the behavior I don't understand why the Internet situation black. We're not talking about giving the guy a 140. I'm not all that with the amount of money more book like the object audit. Well he had I think the Red Sox kind of Hewitt in the regard as well that's why I wasn't completely floored when he said OK if we here opera was the most that they had. I'll put out there by the time they broke off negotiations. But I'd be and neighbor of 400. Yell now and a and a big. Average annual value a Ford seventy for is an opera that you know the players get a that's an opera that it's designed to be turned out. Yeah independent though they looked like but based on the yacht I don't know it. All the the PR stunt getting negative PR because I think I had tickets ridiculous they have any Lester did lie to me if he blocks away at the end of the day. And and the Red Sox look back and in the end flick back and say. And they could of they could negotiate they could out of spring training but the only opera percent beat the teams the only one's gonna look bad that's an. Aerial my opinion darker integrated you know integrated I'm sorry you know it made it. It's the same age and it did Dustin Pedroia has I can't think of his name off my head to similar Pedroia as we negotiated down discounts the This situation it is thought here we cannot I mean update completely done park are now completely. It sounds like till the end of the season got to do have an exclusive negotiating window. Went thanks for the college and they've exclusive negotiating window with Lester. After the season is over and that it's free agency. But you know in my mind even if the Red Sox were come back with a big number in the fall. But it even gets to. Reagents even gets to the point were other teams are our ticketing contracts are offers a Lester you're probably spending more than what you have spent. It just get the deal done now. You just avoid any possibility any any chance did you rate in the another team another suitor and unlike David Ortiz we can't you know we had a debate about Ortiz is going to be even a market that is. And I thought maybe lot of people but absolutely now. That's fine with Lester there's no debate right. I mean when I can debate the fact that it thirty year old going on 31 year old lefty it's starting pitcher with a great post season track records that market. We know that that's the case there's going to be money thrown at this. So you have the opportunity. To not only negotiate exclusively with him up or you even touch or even Free agency. It to get an offer on the table to sign this guy if they're not able losing the player beat. I signing into a deal that maybe goes outside their comfort zone because now they worry about free agency not to worry about other offers them. You could have made a better fate in my mind decide than these reported figures in at these numbers are right you know he's not taking. It's an it's designed to be refused to keep brought out their deceit it's a hit proper. I don't think organ necessarily buy that I think that this mark baseball banner that. That they and as long as you're in line with keeping Lester some cables don't want that at any high price and that's fine that's your opinion I disagree by. It any band that wants Jon Lester back is valued at his team. It and understand just what the market is looking for the seventy's at It's an insult. Text messages committed 37937. AT&T like. Texas is Red Sox have too many pitches in the system they had the upper hand. Now that it's does its thing is too many pitchers in this is have a lot of starting pitching depth they have a lot of potential. As allowed by hope and is better than Jon Lester obese Kerr shot why not. But you know what you have in Jon Lester. You don't know what you have yet Henry and that goes to my point of if you're gonna have some of these cost control pre arbitration arbitration guys up. Lester got the money to do. He could have a a lot of money coming off the books over the next read of where years. Yet a pitcher John Lackey threw for 500000 dollars on next season. In NA and it not a salary cap sport but it sport I care about a 189 million dollar luxury tax threshold for the at least they're from last. I that to take three years the market's already at five to six. years as Lester won't get 140 on the open market I disagree I think he will. I the Texas is give Lester one of these two deals. Or for a hundred or seven and 12611. if the offer candidate for for a hundred then I would say you know the Sox made an effort. They made shots try to sign him and take battled down discounted terms of the year when it for par seventy it. and a few text is going back to a couple calls as a wide world Lester take three year deal and a trial period. We can get five years guaranteed and I completely agree this is an interesting text here get this one before the break. I you know I'm not entirely sure why everyone has the phrase 110 for five I should get it done because he had no idea. What will get it done in theory. Yet that would be a hometown discount. 111 for five years an option six and eight I have no way of knowing. Whether that would get it done so he's looking at 5110. I just keep coming back that number because I look at. What the market would probably and keep going back to guys like Cole Hamels you know reasonable comparable to last year's regular season numbers I see six. In 144. EC 23 and change per year so take roughly that average annual value. 43 in his case it's going to take a year back it five years old hometown discount. But he's not leaving and and the billions of dollars That's why I come back to that number I'll get it done I have no idea what I'd be willing to go to say. 150 over 520 million a year probably. Start pushing diablo or we'll talk. You see what the number but a number I have in mind. And a lot of people have in mind they think 22 million a year twenty to 22 million a year years and college day. Five years a 10210 million dollars 6177797937. The point though I had no idea we don't know. What gets I can tell you this though. Ward seven he doesn't get it on told you that before knowing. That that was the for the Jon Lester turned out we get back to your calls coming up next we'll talk war. 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Transcript - will not be 100% accurate

Number two Dale Arnold Christian Fauria on a Sunday morning Sports Radio WEEI. Got a whole bunch of stuff we're talking about Ryan Dempster is as we speak. I'm sitting at the the picnic table their talking to the assembled media. And I'm Alex beer who was down their for WEEI dot com rights and this is quoting Dempster. On the past few years. Have been tougher and tougher quote on quote he Alec says he cited issues with his neck. That have become tougher quote it's prevented me from doing the job by need to do. So evidently there are some it's you know real. Real life physical issues his neck in in particular. I will also say this and he has at least up to this point not brought this up he did say the Ken Rosenthal that you know. There was a physical issue nobody else wanted to spend more time with the spam. In June of 2009. His daughter Reilly. You know that -- his daughter Reilly what was was diagnosed with the with what's called did George sim syndrome. And there's a whole bunch of long words here about one baby and 18100 is born with the genetic deletion. Which affects swallowing breathing in speech. When Dempster announced about his daughter he said he did it to help raise awareness of this genetic disease. When he was asked if she would lead a normal life he said yes she will there can be problems but so far all the signs are good there's a lot of work to do. There a 186 symptoms you can have you just check off the ones as you go along. She spent two months and I was able to go home. In June of 2009. Phillies had a child with some serious medical issues he said in this was you know -- number of years ago he said then that she was going to be fine. I hope that nothing has degenerated in that. In that I I hope she's gotten worse I hope that their art. Other physical issues that have come up by hoped or everybody sick and especially for -- that that's not involved here he hasn't talked about that so far today. He talked about physical issues of his own not necessarily of his daughter. Which is which is fine I don't I don't -- me to know what it's. Wanna think about the reasons for retiring. I'm just gonna call what is it seems like it is it -- without saying the word that's exactly what it's OK but I guess you don't you always leave the door open maybe what he just said if this is the end this is the senate he never pitches again. You'll always remember that his last pitch game in the world's. What's hard to top. Which is really went out our business top -- you see the interviews of him. After the World Series of injuries just you know have the best of time and really when you're that'll be fun to do that it's phenomenal so. What do you say to that. Congratulations. Good luck well end and he won a CS several people of tweeted out photos. Why it looks as though his entire team is out watching this. All the starters are out there IC Pedroia standing on a table -- watching it. It looks as though the entire team has come out you know to be to support the support him which is why it kind of backed a piano without saying the word retirement that's what it. Feels like everybody yeah. You know it's funny. I can only try to figure to myself like one and I knew. Like 36 stories Erica that's when I retire around like 36 so at that point. I -- football baseball a little different as far as how much where repairs on your body. But got stood -- on jeopardy of a season. And and including spring training. I guess it can be a little daunting and being in the position that the PS cures like I had a lot of money on the table. Last year response. I mean do you. Give credit where credit is due he's walking away now a lot of folks would say hey I'll show up and and and take the paycheck a very big paycheck. He said and I'm quoting now. He said he has quote too much respect for the game and teammates to go out there and half -- I got news -- a lot of folks who would for thirteen point five million dollars sake it there's not a lot of folks who would. And -- and good for him. That you know he has the respect for the game and his teammates -- not go while they're all -- -- an act he did say he's not closing the door 2015. And I think that's important because. Okay you talk about our depth they have a pitcher okay Eden in the bullpen even the young guys in the prosperous that are coming up trying to find those guys work okay. They can have some injuries. And he can be a guy that management says listen and we love you. Okay maybe this is the minute discussion they had we don't know about debate today listened there's really not a Spock who really want Ortiz got double we love you. Did you go hide out for a couple months. Okay 'cause we still think it's gonna work but for her to put a way to not give up that money that is it that's -- -- happen now that it happened now. This that basically walking away does all this is having respect yeah himself now for his teammates and for the game. And so trying to spin it I'll -- -- public -- -- you want -- for the money but -- give the money. So it means that the opposite is okay great as the guys aren't so open jam called me up I'm going to be throwing a sort of keep myself in shape. If -- easier to fight the -- better about leaving the family. Economic comeback if the opportunity arises. And that's the composition that that they have. Not not you know he's like get his money. And good for him you know what if it it ought to get a deal this is yet if he has done and he said he's not closing the door. On 2015 that's why he's not using the word retirement I -- that's sort of sounds like it is I it's so. You know you know why this is even more commendable if this is what it is because. The problem. That athletes have when you win a championship. At any level. The natural inclination is to try and win it again it's human nature it's built in -- injured DNA. And more poorly it's like a drug you're addicted. To that feeling that you have. But winning which every ship. Any NN you've heard you see the text you see the news that we were talking earlier. All the guys are doing these group messages about turning the page and moving forward to moving ahead or about last year and you know it's -- theory is so they've been talking about it. They've been expressing their feelings about we and other one he was part of that mix. My body Michael -- the actor and encourages Trotter -- -- aren't the only reason I bring up is asked. He was tweeting photos out at like 2 o'clock in the morning from Fenway after the Red Sox clinched. And they've won the World Series at Fenway in the party was going on. And O'Malley was out on the field like 2 o'clock in the morning and Dempster was throwing batting practice to Dempster just didn't wanna let go he just needs to know. Be there is there something there are myriad suits like the guy that sits on the bench after the game and everybody else is leaving you just want to take as much as just one possible mile and B article written. He he's such a feeling he's exceptionally well spoken my guess is if he wants a career and in sports media baseball sports media he's going to be able to get it he's really good while our -- -- Christian Fauria but he now you know he's not yet. But I'll tell you what I'll call BS on alcohol wanna say don't like his he goes into work to prevent for Major League Baseball or and the network to make a point urge your god just as much doing that job. Even more so. That you are actually playing. You know -- his father's business there's no easy road to that success either. Honestly put a little line in your house you do radio show -- her office for three hours would dive into had been trying to do for the longest time and I. I and -- is a funny guy he apparently when he told John Farrell. Is lined -- -- was sorry skip you're gonna have to find a new opening day starter. He's joking around and and told -- that he was -- but but -- -- each other on the back and hugs not upload a problem well being embraced it's it's pretty obvious to me was only here for a year. But it's pretty obvious to me how much respect and love his teammates have forum. Cause they're all out their right now yeah and they're all standing around listening and it usually works so. For retirement announcement press conferences that's exactly what. Well a -- one that's the way you want it to happen. You wanted to guys like you enough that -- -- out there for you and maybe you know what it's like because it's almost like high schooler collars -- you know. You have to leave you don't want you believe like they want you to stay. Okay they watch it they would they wish you could have another year of eligibility you wish you could have another Richard yeah come back former a year but the polls it's different they just kicked you out. You got coming back -- you hope you can have you can stick it on all he had to block the way you want now. Now it's rare I think it's more rare and it's the exception to the rule actually -- rule is that it is ugly. For most guys is not most guys -- Teddy Bruschi. And elevated don't -- the same team and it did this whole hullabaloo you know. But you want that. It's our view to -- weeks ago we are talking about Tom Brady he's he's gonna do that Joseph Montana's eager to do that -- the Brett Favre. Who was he going to be. You know Johnny -- you know -- of them these guys and with the teams. Bunny is now that works out aren't backed calls -- -- six I expect. Sports and sports -- and it's the one bit of news -- -- and that's more 6177797937. The attacks minus 3793 sonic -- it's not my fault. This is one of those cases where your old look a butterfly moment struck me in and then I and I plead not guilty. -- Paulson Westfield replied don't. Up when guys are -- or good morning good morning -- the lead among them. I get up report third of that first new a mute and OK gotcha. And doesn't want it to this year and instead of pontificating. On a list. I'll have a -- conversation about no Michael -- in this is where yeah. Here -- with -- isn't. As quick subject switched and it correlates directly from my point. Supreme Court and Eric all of that just that now given people who should see there and gave them fairly. Once it. Why. Yeah pirate. Millions actions on this couple. Whitney seemed normal I was women's sorry what that that is that you honesty. And in the -- -- -- -- -- weapons that would they put it from public work. Kidnapped or a private act and they agree to do it and you get that court. Yeah but I am I'm hoping -- surround the main point here. -- okay this is the -- oil Michael Evans. He's an outstanding achievement in a great player but what he says privately is private is not. In a public forum now appropriately -- these football action in. Most importantly that they know it felt when it was from and they do he had friends and hung out it was just came out publicly which Simpson the football for. A -- I would suggest that in most cases. Every single one of us know someone -- okay everyone of us know some. And most of us. No one loves someone who's gay member of your spam -- a great friend whatever it is you that you have someone in your life. Who who is important to you who's -- in most cases. You probably knew long before they were came out. Exactly who they were and what they were there remember your family into them if they were great friends you know them. And I would suggest that most of Michael. Sam's teammates. At Missouri new -- it'll sound shocked when he told them last thought yes so they told an -- yes some some players and of course it did. Of course did -- college and and you -- like I said if it if you're great friends with someone they fear -- if you got a family member. What generally happens is that when someone finally comes out to their family. The members the demonstrate. Yeah. Well funny it's it's funny because. Weighing. Okay. When you watch Michael -- play. OK for the University of Missouri. And you watch from Gordon's lord you watch from -- Auburn you watch him. To -- the sack leader in the SEC you watch his excitement that you. The last thing you're thinking of base hit probably gave football player ever enters your mind it never got. And Brothers and family knew -- it's even more. Impressive in my book. Okay that his entire team knew about this. In August and never set a -- they were in the received when they join the SEC after leaving the big twelve they were terrible they got beat by everybody. -- -- and then they go the SEC championship. And it is it MX certain things has -- guys together and they bring them closer together and this is one of those and -- was like yours is big. Big news -- issue if you guys I trust all you guys keep it close keep it secret I just wanna share with you. Okay and then of having your best year in the water out with a history of Missouri football warm very close to it. So I think it's interesting you know because that -- care factor. About -- customized care not as battered Euro -- don't care it doesn't affect me one way or the other he went semi shower keep together complement I don't know. I mean is that guys are worried about it's not really a big deal to me. And I think that this guy's gonna be a distraction. Amber reminiscing now what it does this -- earlier in the week. I haven't talked about it. So I know there was always discussion. Just okay is yet already well this guy came along he he has played twenty years -- this guy can constantly play the division three east western New Mexico State whatever it. Okay throws the first relevant player to come up before the biggest day. This life complex -- next week yes cornerbacks they start actually in the twentieth so. Was it looked at differently now he's not going to be looking at a bidding up they do. Got you -- set I mean because it takes it takes a big pair to. Know what you comedy and really that's the definition of Kyrgyz and is kind of knowing what is ahead have you been doing it anyways. That's -- Kyrgyz. And all the inside it'll probably have to -- advanced -- doing this test it's Kennedy it'll be the first set a bit. The all that's not easy heart parts going to be he's gonna meet with the media. With the heart that -- -- what do I want my guess is over there in China -- I do like our blog the Burnett's auto -- -- not not that that question would be asked my point is. The physical part of being -- football player I got involved and when this my whole life you know all lift I'll run I'll jump on all let's stop I'm okay win. If I got to sit in front of a roomful of people and answer questions. That's not that's not what I do with -- I am but it. OK if you're at its call it Super Bowl media day it would be which is the biggest circus of a -- OK one other -- like all the questions like how many different ways you ask guy about -- about being game played football. Okay how how the adjustment been like just a question going to be hard and bring it up. At at the Columbine and and the ultimate issue the only way the question will be asked the -- He is where you concerned about how this announcement was going will affect your draft status something like that okay that's one I mean when I'm not saying I can't come up with -- -- -- what's another question from acts up it's all going to be like it. Eighty -- type stuff like OK if you were dated I would take out to dinner okay up. So it wouldn't you know you were gay when did you win was for Tommy -- the man had a bill with a man I don't know have you ever been with a woman. You know all these -- stupid questions that a stupid reporter would ask. Think that it would have some sort of relevance with football it doesn't but under this. Being such a wild wild west -- -- Lewis and Clark -- expedition where we've never been there before. There there's going to be some curiosity guy's gonna wanna ask some questions but in the end it. I see it being. Just a non issue. By the way the defensive player of the year. In the SEC -- going to be able to play football in the NFL but here's the problem though he might -- -- he's not going to be a first round pick a second round pick he's undersized yeah you know he reminds me of when I when I look at. He he's an undersized. Defensive lineman. Who everybody knows is gonna become an outside linebacker in the NFL that's a lot like Bruschi all. Big big -- gates are all. -- glare five from there doesn't know what they said about Bruschi coming are so dead on dale military -- -- Bruschi played the exact same position. Bruschi was hand on the ground defense -- and undersized did after the quarterback AKA Michael sand. To Bruschi and he wasn't gonna play that position in the NFL I thought it. Bill Parcells brought him yet exactly talkative about that with is always to make it -- played. A gift petty as a deeper than in the pros. If not you're not gonna win it just you're rocket win just by by sheer size of the people around me. OK we -- game plan for you but you get a guy like -- to have some pass rushing ability. And here's the problem okay. If you don't know what he is you know we can't play defense -- -- the -- have a guy. Well that you got you don't know the -- linebacker either so you're not wasting a first round pick right there's nothing to do -- -- -- day. It's like why don't really know where he fits and when he Jamie -- -- -- like you know what he can play in the and now. Of course. The defensive player of the year in the SEC can play in the NFL this special teams to make a name from south on special teams make a name for himself on on third out if you -- cover I don't know I don't know we I have no clue he never he's not dropping coverage. 6177797937. Top the hour Christian is gonna take us through the week that was this makes -- I'm just. It makes me of Brady scared but we're gonna do it anyway that's got to the top of the hour.

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