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.
Thursdays on WISE Sports Radio, we usually talk football. But we began this segment responding to Gerrit Cole’s long, bizarre answer to being asked if he uses Spider Tack to get a better grip on a baseball. The longer he talked, the guiltier he looked.
When we got to football, we discussed former New York Giants coach Jim Fassel passing away this week, Aaron Rodgers’ Green Bay Packers teammates supporting him, Deshaun Watson saying he wants to be traded to the Denver Broncos, and Jared Goff liking his new coaches with the Detroit Lions.
Aaron Rodgers’ feud with the Green Bay Packers has hijacked the NFL offseason. So naturally, we had to talk about him on our WISE Sports Radio NFL segment. Is Rodgers serious about wanting to play for another team? Would the Packers really trade the reigning NFL Most Valuable Player?
We also discussed the fallout from the 2021 NFL Draft. Which teams improved themselves? Which teams fell short of expectations? The Detroit Lions and Buffalo Bills got a bit more spotlight, ceding to the favorite teams of me and co-host Mike Gore.
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers (handily) won Super Bowl LV and the 2020-21 NFL season has finished. But we still had plenty to talk about on our WISE Sports Radio NFL segment.
Why have the Houston Texans seemingly put their team operation in the hands of an underqualified former team chaplain? Are the Philadelphia Eagles asking for too much in a Carson Wentz trade? And besides Trevor Lawrence, who are the top quarterback prospects in the 2021 NFL Draft?
Two big trades happened in sports over the weekend, both of which we discussed on my WISE Sports Radio segment. Mondays are usually baseball talk, but we began by talking about the Detroit Lions trading quarterback Matthew Stafford to the Los Angeles Rams and how I feel about it as a long-suffering Lions fan.
Then, Nolan Arenado escaped baseball prison with the Colorado Rockies dealing their star third baseman to the St. Louis Cardinals. Considering the small return, it’s clear that the Rockies just wanted to dump the nearly $200 million that Arenado will be owed over the next six years.