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I am Adam Gold. Dennis Cox is here. Well, I shouldn't say a full week, but we're at least starting the week whole. You and I were both not here Monday and Tuesday of last week, right? Sort of.
Well, yes, you're always here. You don't take days off. No, I don't know how. Awesome.
We will have breaking news in a moment. There was some, look, we could, we could pick apart every NFL coaches postgame, post practice comments for intellectually dishonest comments, right? So the question was why you didn't start either Baker Mayfield or Sam Darnold against the Patriots, why they didn't play the idea that, well, you know, we don't have our starting line. So there were elements of ones on the field, but I think we all realize now that they were like a legitimate reason why he didn't play either Mayfield or Darnold. And it was probably because decisions had already been made.
Right? It's pretty simple. And decisions have been made. And announced.
And let's start there. It also occurs to me that as we're on television and more and more people have been sampling us on WRAL sports plus. The WRAL sports fan app, uh, WRAL TV app, all of that, um, over the air, um, what 34.1, 1257 spectrum cable. If you are local to the WRAL TV five viewing area, it occurs to me that you might believe me to be a Notre Dame fan. I'm kind of in a Notre Dame colors today. Yeah.
You kind of are. Now that I think about it, that or Navy, the midget. That's right. You know what? I'm going to go Navy. You have, you have been on record as saying you want Navy in the ACC Navy as a, really a bone to Notre Dame.
Yeah. But then again, the big 10 is already gotten ahead of that with the biggest bone Southern Cal. And if they want to, like, I don't, I haven't seen the resolution of what's happened with the governor of California, Gavin Newsome and UCLA yet. I don't think that has played itself out.
I don't think it has. We could end up with Stanford and UCLA, as opposed to UCLA, rather Stanford and USC, as opposed to UCLA and USC. And then Notre Dame's two West coast annual opponents, the Trojans and the Cardinal would both be members of the big 10.
I don't know how it's going to happen. Uh, the big 10 doesn't need UCLA. They just thought it would be better to have UCLA and USC come together.
Who knows? Kevin Warren basically said that they're going to go to the breaking news. They're going to play 80 teams in, uh, in the next five years. So we'll see what happens. We'll start Baker Mayfield to nobody's surprise. And the, we'll pair these down more a little bit in a little bit. Um, the Tar Heels are going with Drake May over Jacoby Criswell. Okay. All right.
Here's the thing. Um, for the Panthers and everybody has been talking about this for a while because it was pretty obvious and I've mentioned this a thousand times already. And I did the interview on ESPN radio the day after the trade of Baker Mayfield from Cleveland to Carolina. And they're like, well, what are the chances he beats out, uh, Sam Darnold? I'm like, well, that bar's pretty low, uh, because Sam is Sam, but ultimately they didn't trade for Baker Mayfield for him to not be the starting quarterback. I'm like, well, I think Baker was better than Sam. You know, if, if we're going to sit around and say Baker earned it, I'm like, well, sorta, I would argue that he earned it before he got here.
Not while he got here because at best it was a push at best. Darnold did good things. Baker did good things. They both did bad things, uh, in the first game. And no, I didn't have so many bad things in the first game. I think both were good in the first game. But in practices, they both did bad things in this joint practice with the Patriots. They both made a bunch of mistakes. They both did some good things.
So at best it was a wash, but that's really all it had to be. As long as Baker wasn't an abject disaster, he was going to be the starting quarterback. And we don't really have to get into it beyond that because there's a reason why you traded for Baker Mayfield. Because you had no faith in Sam Darnold. And that's okay. Like very few of us had faith in Sam Darnold after watching him for the better part of one season and knowing what Sam Darnold's body of work was in three years with the Jets.
We just knew that it wasn't going to be awesome. Now, if you believe that Baker Mayfield has awesome in front of him, then you are a huge Baker Mayfield fan. And that's okay. I think he has a personality that invites fandom.
And that's good. That's part of what we've been talking about with Baker Mayfield in the he carries himself like that guy. He has a top level quarterback aura about him, even though the body of work is at best checkered.
There is some good in there. In the year two, the pandemic year, Baker was very good. And I think we all agree that last year we have to think, well, we'll see. Because he was hurt all of last year. And even though it wasn't his throwing shoulder, I think any injury will impact a quarterback's play. I think his play was impacted by a labrum tear in his left shoulder.
Again, not his throwing shoulder, but I think it was impacted. So I'll give him the total benefit of the doubt. And again, I just think that he won this job before he got here. And he just couldn't be a disaster. And he wasn't a disaster. Adam Golden Studio with my man Coach Pete DeRuta with the Capital Financial Advisory Group.
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800-661-7383 or text ADAM to 21000 for coach Pete DeRuta. Real quick to the game. There was a mix of good and bad Friday night against the Patriots. Matt Corral providing the majority of the bad, although not on the field. I thought he looked much better than he did in his first game against the Commandos.
Couldn't get much worse. Right, he was bad, very bad. And he wasn't all great, but he made some good short quick throws. What we don't know is how much of that was entirely scripted for him. You're going to do this, you're going to get the snap, you're going to take one beat and throw it.
And this is where you're going. So we don't know how all of that really fit in. But he obviously looked a lot better in his second appearance and then we get the injury. Right at the, toward the end of the game.
Lisfranc, they believe it's a Lisfranc tear. His rookie season, I think I read over the weekend, they declared him out for the season. So his rookie season will be spent on IR. But on the field, here's Matt Ruhl talking about the other Matt. I thought he looked sharp early.
I thought he could, you know, completed balls. You know, I thought at the end, you know, a lot of the situations normally we'd probably, you know, with four minutes left and timeouts, we probably would, you know, run a draw or something, a screen and, and pump the ball and try to play defense. But those are invaluable reps for Matt to be down there. You know, there's going to come a time where he's going to have to lead a drive coming out of someone else's end zone with the, with the crowd being like that and getting those guys in the huddle and making sure they have the snap count and making sure we're not false starting.
So, you know, as even as he came off the field, I got after him a little bit about it in a good way. These are teaching moments, right? So what we don't want to do, Darren, is we don't want to come out in these games and, you know, make it easy for the guys because they hate that he's a two, he's a three. We want to give them opportunities to show that, hey, I can play for you.
And so preparing them for their opportunity. And so, but I thought Matt did a lot of good things and there's a lot to learn from on the tape. All right. Can, can I hear the beginning of that cut again?
Because I think the first sentence or two is disturbing. I thought he looked sharp early. I thought he could, you know, completed balls.
You know, I thought at the end, you know, a lot of those situations normally we'd probably, you know, with four minutes left and timeouts, we probably would, you know, run a draw or something, a screen and, and pump the ball and try to play defense. All right. It's fine. Let's stop right there. Really, Matt? Really?
Really? You know, we're, we're, we're down and you know, with four minutes left, we might even try to pick up the first down. We might just run a draw, just get out of there. And just also him assuming that he would have timeouts left that he didn't burn. I'm trying to save delay of game in the third quarter in a real game.
They would have been out of timeouts by that point. That's a very good pull on your part. All right. I'm not, I'm not going to obsess.
I'm not going to obsess over it. I love the, the hard analysis here. He completed some balls. He did find a lie. Look, I thought he was good early.
That's fine. Look, it's, he's always, he was always going to be a work in progress. That's why he was, he lasted until the third round. It's why the, again, the Panthers traded up back into the third round to get him.
All right. Now, Matt rule on why Baker and Darnold didn't play. No, the ones didn't play and those guys are both competing to be with the ones. And so we wanted to make sure that they had a chance, you know, we didn't want to put one guy or two guys out there and playing behind the second offensive line. You know, the guys, the second and third quarterbacks and really the third and fourth, they went out there and played behind the second offensive line. And, you know, we, just like we held Derek Brown, you know, who didn't even play last week. We held, we held most of the ones, except for maybe Tommy tremble just because we needed some tight ends.
We're so thin at the position right now. All right. He was willingly sacrificing PJ Walker and Matt Corral, although Icky Ikhwanu did play and it was not certainly early.
It was not great on the part of Icky Ikhwanu. Here's the head coach. Yeah. He's just young. And as I said, you guys, you know, young left tackle, we need to make sure he's prepared for the season. So he needed these reps.
So to go against Judon, to go against Dietrich Wise, you know, those are excellent pass rushers. And, you know, even as we were walking off the field together at the end of the game, you know, because obviously he gave up, he gave up a hit on a tee, then he gave up a sack, you know, hey, what happened? And his thought process and helping him learn from that so that he can, you know, he can, hey, this is what happened.
I expected a bull. I went to this. Invaluable, invaluable work and the same thing for Brady.
So, you know, we wanted to get those guys some reps and we did. Off of the crossbar and the Hurricanes have won the Stanley Cup. June 19th, 2006, but it all started May 6th, 1997 with the announcement that the Hartford Whalers were coming to North Carolina.
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Find Cane's 25th anniversary wherever you get your podcasts. It's there's going to be some some growing pains with Icky Aquana. There's no question about it. And Jeff Judon is a dynamite player and he had to deal with Montez Sweat in the other preseason game. But this just in, most of the teams in the NFL have somebody coming off the edge. That is a problem.
Yeah, right. Most of the NFL teams have somebody coming off that edge who is a major problem. The quarterback's blindside. That is a difficult job and I just hope he continues to improve. I mean, because Baker Mayfield will need that. Well, here's the thing for him being a rookie struggle now in games that don't matter struggle friendlies struggle with the friendlies struggle. Learn who's coming off that edge in week one against the Browns.
Miles Garrett. Yeah. Yeah. Have fun, man. Thank you. All right, there was I thought there were some good things about the game though.
I really do. I thought the Panthers and I realized it was mostly twos and threes, but I thought their defense kind of owned the first quarter. Patriots had some possessions and did nothing with them.
Mac Jones was rushed into inaccuracies. I thought there was pressure on the quarterback. Then the one big play down the left sideline really I think loosened everything up Panthers did have some trouble stopping the run, but I thought there were enough good signs out of the second team defense. I think their defense will be good again. It's not the second best defense in the league. That was always kind of a fallacy, but I think their defense will be good again and it'll be it'll be nice to see that. Starters will play Friday night in the front final friendly against the Bills at Bank of America Stadium.
All right, there was rampant. I'm sorry real quick about Drake May. Shall we just you know, he wins the battle with Jacoby Chris. Well, he'll be the starter and the season is here for North Carolina. Yeah, I mean week zero is upon us and they will host fam you on Saturday at Keenan Stadium before the season really gets going the following weekend at app. Here's the thing about North Carolina.
I think especially when you're going with, you know, an unproven quarterback. The fact that you get a game like this under your belt and I I think that every college team should play what amounts to an exhibition game of friendly. And these are the these are the games against FCS competition because if you play it as a real football game, it simply doesn't count. Right just an exhibition basketball teams play exhibitions, right? They do every year. They play one exhibition. Sometimes they'll play to those are fine.
Nobody complains about them. They're just exhibitions. You're going to win them, but it stinks that it counts as an actual game because they're utterly useless.
So play these games. It would still be good for those institutions because if it's on your schedule, your fans are going to come watch you play. They don't care like they don't care. They'll see sell them as part of your season ticket package doesn't matter. You're going to still you're still going to cut a check to like North Carolina's cutting a check to fam you. Right these games shouldn't count.
That's all it's all it's all anybody's ever said they shouldn't count. We don't have to play him as part of a the spring game. I don't know that how many people are going to go to a spring game if it's fam you but you put this game the week before the season starts.
They're coming a lot more people will come then. Well, we should call it week zero wish that would be a great great thing to do. So we're going to see on Saturday Drake may get his feet wet against the Rattlers and that's the way these games should be played. And I think everything we'd have fewer week one like I raising moments. If we got a week zero exhibition game on everybody's schedule, we'd have fewer moments where how did that happen?
Because in week one those moments happen, although maybe that's good for college football. All right back to some other things rampant speculation about Tom Brady his whereabouts and would he be a part of this season's Buccaneers Todd Bowles last week helped to feed that conspiracy mill when he was vague about Brady's return. Here was Jeremy Fowler this morning on ESPN on Brady's absence. Everything I've heard is that this is sort of a minor thing that if it was a left guard or a cornerback going through the same thing, it really would be a headline. But since it's Tom Brady, it's magnified.
So I could talk to people over there. I haven't sensed any sort of panic, but if it is prolonged somehow longer than they thought then then it becomes an issue. So I think that's where Todd Bowles is leaving a little wiggle room. But right now there's no sort of Def Con issue where everybody's on high alert and then really he got up to a good start with all his receivers the new guys Julio Jones, Kyle Rudolph. There's no real concern there about about timing and what he can do with those players. All right, they bowls didn't leave himself wiggle room bowls was purposely vague.
I'm there was when we played the comments last week. He was, you know, I don't have an update we will but like he wasn't sure either that or he absolutely intentionally made it seem that way now Todd Bowles seems more sure. Like I said a week and a half ago. I said it we back this week. So my you know that hadn't changed we expect them back this week.
Gotcha. Do you know do you know yet which day it's going to be this week early? So when he was asked this last week, he could have simply said look we said a week ago that it would be after the game against the Titans. So it will be this week, but he chose not to he basically said when we have an update you'll have an update. Well, we didn't know if the Masked Singer had reshoots.
Ah, yeah, that's the reddit the reddit thing. Anyway, it's a conspiracy theory and I'm here for that Braves rather Bucks fans can now breathe exhale Tom Brady will be back even when he is not around though. Tom Brady has the rare ability to make the news sort of like LeBron James or Tiger Woods or Michael Jordan. Because we know through the Dolphins tampering issues that the initial plan was for Brady to go to Miami. Remember he was going to be was he was going to go to Miami but they had other things and they couldn't work this whole thing out.
He ends up with the Buccaneers, but apparently the Miami was not the only option Dana White. What yeah that Dana White says that the plan was originally to be closer towards his North Carolina home. I'm sorry, North Northern California home. I actually wrote Northern California and I don't know why I said North Carolina.
We can edit that out later. Yeah, the plan was to go closer to his Northern California home. I worked to put that deal together for Brady and Gronk to come to the Raiders and it was almost a done deal. And at the last minute Gruden blew the deal up and said that he didn't want him and whoa all hell broke loose man. It was crazy and and Brady was already looking at houses and it wasn't being said yet that Gronk was coming. So Las Vegas would have had Brady and Gronk the year that the Bucks won the Super Bowl except Gruden blew the deal up. So he was asked about this because this was on with the Gronk's that second screen experience right?
Okay on ESPN. So he was asked in the post fight presser. Hey, you mentioned this and he doubled down on it. He's like, yeah, I had talked to them. They were ready to come to Vegas because he's invested in the Raiders.
He has a box there. So he was like, yeah, they were set to come here but Gruden screwed it up. Did you watch the second screen Gronk experience? I did not. I actually watched the first.
I didn't either but I saw like video clips of it. You know what my takeaway was? Papa Gronk is yoked. Yeah. Oh, they're all jacked. Well, no they are but like those guys are all like Gronk and at least one of his brothers. They're like athletes pro athletes. Yeah, and they were all athletes but Papa Gronk's got to be in his 60s. Yeah, late. Yeah late 50s.
Maybe early 60s got to be. He's like bless your heart man. You are completely put together good for good for him. All right, here's a juicy bit of gossip will close on this Florida State University president Richard McCulloch. Speaking at a Tallahassee Florida Chamber of Commerce event on Saturday said that the school would be aggressive in conference realignment. All right.
He asked somebody tweeted this out. We're trying to do anything we can to think about how we can remain competitive. Florida State is expected to win. And again, this is about being aggressive in conference realignment. There are two ways to take that we're actually going to talk about this with West Durham coming up in about an hour. The first is Florida State is actively exploring getting out of the ACC, which I'm not surprised that any team is thinking about.
How could we possibly leave without it costing us hundreds of millions of dollars because the grant of rights does seem to be pretty solid. So there's that way to think about it that you're looking at. Well, can we go here?
Can we go there? And the other way to look at it and it's probably the more likely result. Maybe not the most likely desire. Florida State actively pushing the ACC to expand. So who knows what that you know, what the the desires are there from Florida State.
But we have the sitting president of a university telling a Chamber of Commerce event that, yeah, we got to get out. We got we have to be better positioned. I would argue this for Florida State. If you can't be competitive in this league.
I don't have to say anything more, do I know that's just dot, dot, dot. If you can't be more competitive in the ACC, what do you think is going to happen? In the SEC. Or the big 10. What are we doing? These people talk out loud as though.
Everybody is stupid. Can you imagine like I wish I wish that Texas had to be in the SEC today. Because has five and seven feel on a year in, year out basis Longhorns. You better be ready when that comes.
And I mean, to an extent, I think the same thing about Oklahoma. You better be ready. I just what are we doing?
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