WISE Sports Radio NFL talk: Urban denies USC, Eagles soar, Bills flop hard

Urban Meyer taking the Jacksonville Jaguars job was always a head-scratcher when major programs like Texas and USC figured to have openings. So when USC fired coach Clay Helton this week, it was natural to speculate that Meyer — who’s been enormously successful at Utah, Florida, and Ohio State — would be a good fit in Los Angeles. But he just took the Jaguars job!

On our WISE Sports Radio NFL segment, Pat Ryan, Mike Gore, and I discuss whether Meyer really could bolt for the Trojans. Other topics include the Dallas Cowboys’ defensive line issues, the Buffalo Bills’ disappointing Week 1 loss to the Steelers, the Philadelphia Eagles’ surprising win, and Taylor Heinicke’s debut as quarterback for the Washington Football Team.

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WISE Sports Radio NFL talk: Texans starting Tyrod, Bradley Chubb’s driving, 49ers’ QB, MVP predictions

Many NFL teams will go into the 2021 season with new quarterbacks under center. It’s probably not a surprise that one of them is the Houston Texans, who are starting Tyrod Taylor because of the nearly two dozen lawsuits Deshaun Watson faces alleging sexual assault and misconduct.

For our WISE Sports Radio NFL segment, we also discuss the San Francisco 49ers not announcing their starter, though Jimmy Garoppolo seems pretty happy with the decision. Why was Denver Broncos linebacker Bradley Chubb arrested? And is Patrick Mahomes the easy choice for NFL Most Valuable Player or are there any other viable candidates?

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WISE Sports Radio football talk: Cam Newton cut, Dolphins and Deshaun, Raiders a playoff team?

The big news in the NFL this week was the New England Patriots cutting quarterback Cam Newton. That drew national headlines, but it’s also of local interest since Newton played nine seasons with the Carolina Panthers.

On our WISE Sports Radio football segment, we discuss whether or not Newton’s refusal to get vaccinated motivated his release and where he could possibly end up next. Also on the board, rumors of Deshaun Watson getting traded to the Miami Dolphins, and the playoff chances for the Las Vegas Raiders.

You can stream The WISE Guys from 3 to 6 p.m. ET on wisesportsradio.com or the TuneIn app. Locally in the Asheville area, you can listen on 1310 or 970 AM and 102.9 FM.

Thanks to Mars Hill University for sponsoring WISE’s streaming broadcast and the NFL segment is presented by D.C. Creasman Jewelers.

WISE Sports Radio football talk: Aaron Rodgers and Randall Cobb reunite, Kelvin Benjamin’s split with the Giants

May you find someone who misses you the way Aaron Rodgers missed Randall Cobb. This week, the Green Bay Packers tried to make their quarterback happy by bringing back one of his favorite receivers and veteran leaders.

We discussed that and more on this week’s WISE Sports Radio NFL segment, including Lamar Jackson testing positive for COVID-19 (again), Sean Payton’s annoyance with Michael Thomas, Cole Beasley’s continued vaccine defiance, and Kelvin Benjamin’s bad break-up with the New York Giants.

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WISE Sports Radio football talk: COVID smackdown, Fred Warner’s payday, Jerry Jones getting wistful

The NFL does not want any games to be postponed or jeopardized due to COVID-19 this season and is leaning hard on players and coaches to get vaccinated because of it.

On our WISE Sports Radio football segment, Pat Ryan, Mike Gore, and I talk about that, along with Cole Beasley’s vaccine skepticism, Fred Warner’s big contract with the San Francisco 49ers, and Jerry Jones perhaps seeing the end with his Dallas Cowboys.

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