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>>>ALL RIGHT LET’S GET THIS GOING! COMING UP TODAY, ONE OF THE BEST STORIES OF THIS YEAR’S DRAFT. HOW HIGH CAN SHAKIM GRIFFIN GO OFF THE GUARDS. AND LAMAR JACKSON’S PRO DAY, WHY HE IS A FIRST ROUND QUARTERBACK AND THIS IS A FOOTBALL SHOW, WE KNOW THAT, CALLED “NFL LIVE” BUT A LITTLE BASEBALL LAST NIGHT, GIANCARLO STANTON, TWO HOME RUNS IN HIS DEBUT WITH THE CRANKS. WE’LL LOOK BACK AT THE BEST DAY BUS OF PLAYERS THAT CHANGED TEAMS IN THE NFL SO WE’LL STEAL BASEBALL AND BRING IT TO FOOTBALL ACTION. HI EVERYONE, HAPPY FRIDAY. WELCOME TO “NFL LIVE. WE’RE ALL ON DECK, MARCH IS ALMOST OVER. GUYS, WE ARE 27 DAYS AWAY FROM THE DRAFT AND SOCIAL MEDIA STILL OUR BEST TOOL TO USE WHEN WE WANT TO KNOW HOW PLAYERS REALLY FEEL. LET’S TAKE ON LE’VEON BELL FOR EXAMPLE. POSTED THIS MESSAGE ON TWITTER LAST NIGHT. “IT’S SO HARD TO BE A HERO IN A CITY THAT PAINTS YOU OUT TO BE A VILLAIN. “JUST A FEW WEEKS AGO HE WAS SINGING THE PRAISES OF PITTSBURGH. HE’S OBVIOUSLY FRUSTRATED. FEELS LIKE WE’VE BEEN THROUGH THIS BEFORE, WE HAVE. BELL HELD OUT LAST YEAR REPORTING TO THE TEAM SEPTEMBER 1, EVEN THOUGH HE SHOWED UP NINE DAYS BEFORE THE SEASON OPENER HE FINISHED SECOND IN SCRIMMAGE YARD LAST SEASON, REWARDED WITH THE FRANCHISE TAG. EARLIER THIS MONTH, BELL THREATENED TO RETIRE WITHOUT A NEW CONTRACT. SO OBVIOUSLY HE’S SENDING A MESSAGE. DARREN, I WANT TO START WITH YOU. WHAT DOES THIS MEAN, RIGHT NOW, AT THIS POINT, IN TERMS OF THESE NEGOTIATIONS?>>I THINK HE’S SENDING A MESSAGE TO THE FAN BASE. YOU LOOK AT LE’VEON BELL AS GREAT AS HE IS A FOOTBALL PLAYER ON THE FIELD, YOU’RE TALKING ABOUT THE STEELER FAN BASE AND THEY ARE GOING TO TAKE IT PERSONAL WHEN YOU START MAKING THESE ACCUSATIONS SAYING YOU KNOW, TREAT ME LIKE THE VILLAIN. WELL, TO THEM THEY’RE NOT MAKING $14 MILLION A YEAR. SO I THINK LE’VEON BELL NEEDS TO TAKE A STEP BACK AND THINK LISTEN, EVERYTHING SHOULD BE DIRECTED AT THE ORGANIZATION. EVERYTHING SHOULD BE DIRECTED BETWEEN HE AND HIS AGENT, HAVING THE DISCUSSION, PLAY THE GOOD COP/BAD COP. WHEN YOU THROW OUT THE TWEETS OUT THERE, THE FANS ARE GOING TO TAKE EXCEPTION TO THIS RULE.>>AREN’T YOU SURPRISED ABOUT HIS SELF-AWARENESS HERE? LIKE I SAID LE’VEON HAD GONE THROUGH THAT BEFORE. GET OFF YOUR TWITTER MENTIONS. EVERYBODY DOESN’T FEEL THIS WAY. PROBABLY READING COMMENTS ON TWITTER NOT FEELING THE LOVE. WE’RE TALKING ABOUT THE PUBLIC PERCEPTION IS NEVER GOING TO SIDE WITH THE GUYS ABOUT MAKING MILLIONS. YOU KNOW THIS BETTER THAN I DO. I DIDN’T MAKE MILLIONS.>>I THINK LE’VEON IS SMARTEREN THIS WE THINK HE IS. WHEN HE TWEETS OUT THINGS LIKE THIS, IT CREATES THE STORYLINES WE TALK ABOUT ON “NFL LIVE” AND CONTINUES THAT CONVERSATION AND AWARENESS HEY, I DON’T HAVE A DEAL YET. I AM A FRANCHISE CHANGING RUNNING BACK. I ONLY HAVE ONE SHOT AT THIS. LET ME STIR UP SOME THINGS TO MAKE SURE PEOPLE UNDERSTAND THIS, THIS AND THIS.>>PEOPLE AREN’T GOING TO UNDERSTAND. THAT’S THE PROBLEM. THE PEOPLE, YOU SAID IT EARLIER, “SPORTSCENTER” SAID EARLIER. PEOPLE IN THE CITY OF PITTSBURGH ARE NOT GOING TO UNDERSTAND.>>IF ALL OF A SUDDEN THE FAN BASE TURNS, THE GM CAN SAY HEY, MAN, YOU’RE MAKING THE FANS MAD.>>I’M FROM WESTERN PENNSYLVANIA SO I UNDERSTAND THAT. THE FANS AREN’T SENDING THE CONTRACT TO LE’VEON. MY AGENT USED TO TELL ME THE SQUEAKY WHEEL GETS THE OIL. THIS IS LE’VEON SQUEAKING HIS WHEEL SO IT GETS ATTENTION. BUSINESS COMES FIRST.>>WHAT ABOUT THE WORD HERO, HIM CALLING HIMSELF A HERO OF THE CITY?>>HE’S A CONFIDENT GUY. NOT ALL HEROES WEAR COMES. CAPES.>>HE’S MY FAVORITE PLAYER TO WATCH. CAN HE DO EVERYTHING, VERSATILE, RUN THE BALL BETWEEN THE TACKLES, HE CAN DO EVERYTHING YOU WANT AS A FOOTBALL PLAYER. AS A HERO? HE’S A HERO TO A LOT OF KIDS SITTING HERE WATCHING AND WATCHING THE GAME OF FOOTBALL BECAUSE THAT’S WHAT HE BRINGS TO THE TABLE BUT IN THE CITY RIGHT NOW, HE NEEDS TO TAKE A STEP BACK AND SAY STAY AWAY FROM THE FAN BASE, GO RIGHT BACK TO BUSINESS, LIKE YOU WERE SAYING.>>I THINK THE BUSINESS IS A PART OF THAT. AS AN NFL PLAYER, THERE’S TWO THINGS YOU WANT, A BIG CONTRACT, AND YOU WANT A SUPER BOWL RING. THE BIG CONTRACT COMES FIRST. I THINK WHAT HE’S TRYING TO SAY IS I CAN’T BRING THE HERO THAT BRINGS THE CHAMPIONSHIP HERE UNTIL WE HANDLE BUSINESS FIRST AND I THINK THAT’S WHAT HE MEANS BUT I WANTS TO BE A HERO. HE HAS TO BE THE VILLAIN FIRST.>>SOUNDS LIKE A COUNTRY STRONG TO ME.>>LIKE KILMAR FROM “THE BLACK PANTHER.”>>YOU THINK THE STEELERS WILL GIVE HERE? IS THIS GOING TO WORK?>>NOT THIS TWEET. THE TWEET WON’T WORK. I DON’T KNOW HOW THE ENTIRE PROCESS PLAYS OUT. >>THAT IS A LOADED QUESTION.>>I THINK IT WORKS IN THE END. I’LL PUT MYSELF OUT.>>PUT YOURSELF OUT THERE. BELL SET TO MAKE $14.56 MILLION ON THE FRANCHISE TAG IN 2018.>>HERO.>>>DEEP IN THE HEART OF TEXAS, AN OASIS BUILDS, IN THE OPEN FIELDS UNDER THE HIGHEST PRESSURE. REFINEMENT RISING. EVOLVING.>>I KNEW I HAD SOMETHING SPECIAL.>>DEVELOPING, SURFACING.>>WE’RE SEEING ONE OF THE BEST QUARTERBACKS IN THE COUNTRY.>>A STAR IN THE MAKING.>>MARCH GADSEN IS THE BEST PLAYER IN THE COUNTRY HANDS DOWN.>>I SCORE AND IF THE BALL IS TO N MY HAND I’LL TRY TO GET IT TO THE END ZONE.>>THE WINNER IS LAMAR JACKSON OF UNIVERSITY OF LOUISVILLE.>>LAMAR JACKSON OF COURSE, THE YOUNGEST HEISMAN TROPHY WINNER.>>THIS YEAR IS GOING TO BE A GREAT YEAR. NOT A GOOD YEAR. WE HAD A GOOD YEAR LAST YEAR. WE’RE GOING TO HAVE A GREAT YEAR THIS YEAR.>>WHAT A HIGHLIGHT REEL TOUCHDOWN!>>YOU KNOW IT’S COMING AND YOU STILL CAN’T STOP HIM.>>NOW, THEY’RE READY TO BE UNEARTHED, UNVEILED UNDER THE BRIGHT LIGHTS OF THE BIG STAGE.>>LAMAR’S SHOW CONTINUES.>>MICHAEL VICK TWEETS JACKSON IS FIVE TIMES BETTER THAN WHAT I WAS AT V TECH.>>I TAKE ACTION AND LEAD MY TEAM TO VICTORY.>>PRO DAY AT LOUISVILLE YESTERDAY, GUESS WHO THE MAIN ATTRACTION WAS, THAT GUY, YES, LAMAR JACKSON, FORMER HEISMAN TROPHY WINNER. HE DIDN’T RUN THE 40-YARD DASH, DIDN’T DO AGILITY DRILLS AT THE NFL COMBINE, JUST ABOUT A MONTH AGO SO HE ALSO HASN’T HIRED AN AGENT. HE’S BEEN REPRESENTED BY HIS MOM. HE IS A CORNERBACK, WITH ANDRE WARE.>>YOU CERTAINLY LOOKED AGILE AND LIGHT ON YOUR FEET AND THE BALL IS JUMPING OFF YOUR HAND. TELL ME SOME THINGS THAT YOU WANTED TO WORK ON THAT YOU’VE WORKED ON THAT YOU WANT TO COME OUT AND SNOWCASE TODAY.>>PROVE I CAN THROW ANY PASS FROM CENTER. I GUESS MY CENTER CAME DOWN FROM FLORIDA AND HELPED ME OUT HUGELY. I NEED TO SHOW THEM I CAN DO IT.>>THERE HAVE BEEN NAYSAYERS, YOU HEARD THE CRITICS AND THINGS OF THAT SORT. DO YOU THINK AFTER A PERFORMANCE LIKE THIS THAT YOU FINALLY PUT THOSE THINGS TO REST?>>NO MATTER WHAT YOU DO IN LIFE THERE’S ALWAYS THE NAYSAYER, NO MATTER IF YOU PROVE THEM WRONG. I CAME OUT AND PLAYED.>>IS THERE A TEAM OR A SCENARIO THAT FITS THE GAME OF LAMAR JACKSON?>>YOU KNOW, I FEEL I CAN COMPETE WITH ANY TEAM. THEY PUT ME OUT THERE, WHOEVER HIRE ME I’M GOING TO SHOW THEM, YES, SIR.>>GOOD STUFF. ENJOYED WATCHING THIS. I HAD GOODBUMPS WATCHING THAT BALL COME OFF. I WISH I COULD SPIN IT LIKE THAT BACK IN THE DAY.>>YES, SIR.>>NO DOUBT. ALL RIGHT, BUDDY.>>MEL HAS THE BROWNS KICKING OFF THE DRAFT WITH WYOMING QUARTERBACK JOSH ALLEN. SAM DARNOLD TO THE GIANTS AT NUMBER TWO AND THE JETS WIND UP WITH UCLA’S JOSH ROSEN. FOUR OF THE FIRST FIVE PICKS FOR QUARTERBACK, DENVER TAKES MAYFELD AND MEL HAS JACKSON TO THE CARDINALS AT 15th. JACKSON’S MANAGEMENT OF THE DRAFT PROCESS HERE, WHAT ARE YOU HEARING?>>IT’S INTERESTING. YOU MENTIONED THERE’S AN OBVIOUS UNDERLYING NARRATIVE HE’S NOT REPRESENTED BY AN AGENT AND REPRESENTED BY HIS MOTHER AND GENERALLY SPEAKING WITHIN THE MEDIA WORLD THAT DOESN’T GO OVER WELL BECAUSE A LOT OF AGENTS TRY TO SUBSTANTIATE WHAT THEY DO. THEY’LL TELL REPORTERS THIS ISN’T GOING TO WORK FOR HIM AND ULTIMATELY THAT’S GOING TO GET OUT TO THE PUBLIC. IN THIS SITUATION IT DOES FEEL A LITTLE BIT ODD, BECAUSE TEAMS ARE INCREASINGLY CONCERNED WITH THE WAY JACKSON IS HANDLING THIS BECAUSE THEY HAVE IN TROUBLE GETTING IN TOUCH WITH HIM TO SCHEDULE MEETINGS. I REACHED OUT TO A NUMBER OF DIFFERENT TEAMS YESTERDAY AND FOUND SIX DIFFERENT TEAMS WHO SAID THEY’RE HAVING DIFFICULTY GETTING A CALL BACK FROM JACKSON, TO THE POINT WHERE NOT ONLY IS HE JUST NOT RETURNING CALLS, BUT THEY FEEL LIKE HE’S ACTIVELY DODGING THEM. THIS IS A STRANGE, I DON’T WANT TO TRY TO — I’LL LET YOU GUYS WIN ON THE OPINION SIDE OF IT. I DON’T WANT TO CRITICIZE HIM, BECAUSE MAYBE HE’S JUST GOT HIS OWN STRATEGY HERE AND DOESN’T WANT TO WASTE HIS TIME WITH TEAMS HE DOESN’T FEEL WILL ULTIMATELY DRAFT HIM.>>IF THE TEAMS ARE SAYING THAT, THAT’S ONE POINT, BUT IN THE AGE OF SOCIAL MEDIA AND THE AGE OF CELL PHONES AND EMAIL TO THINK YOU CAN’T GET IN TOUCH WITH SOMEBODY SEEMS FAR-FETCHED.>>THEY’RE TRYING.>>MAYBE IT IS LAMAR IS LIKE HEY, I’M NOT GOING THROUGH THIS PROCESS WITH THIS TEAM. THAT’S NOT THE RIGHT SYSTEM FOR ME. WHETHER OR NOT THAT’S HIS CALL TO MAKE IS A DIFFERENT STORY, BUT MY CONCERN IS HE LESS HE DOESN’T HAVE AN AGENT BUT WHO IS COACHING HIM AT QUARTERBACK. HE CAN THROW EVERY PASS, HE HAS AN INCREDIBLE ARM BUT SOME OF THE TECHNIQUE AND FOOTWORK STUFF, HITCHING UP ON A THREE-STEP DROP SLANT, WHAT YOU CANNOT DO IN THE LEAGUE IT MAKES ME QUESTION WHO WAS COACHING HIM FROM THE QUARTERBACK POSITION AND HELPING WITH HIS DEVELOP EMT AND MATURATION IN THIS PROCESS. THAT’S ONE OF THE REAL QUESTION MARKS AS HE TRANSITIONS TO THE LEAGUE.>>THAT’S THE BIG QUESTION MARK RIGHT NOW. HE’S PROBABLY LIKE I’M NOT GOING TO RUN A 40 BECAUSE YOU KNOW I’M FAST. HE HAS TO SHOW THOSE THINGS IN HIS PRO DAY, GOT TO BE A GUY TO SHOW YOU HIS FOOTWORK, HIS RELEASE, THE MECHANICS OF BEING A QUARTERBACK, A DROP BACK QUARTERBACK FROM THE POSITION. THAT’S WHAT HE NEEDS TO SHOW, BUT I AGREE WITH YOU, AS FAR AS THE PROCESS IS CONCERNED, IF THAT’S OUT THERE, THAT HE’S NOT MEETING OR WILLING TO MEET WITH SOME OF THESE COACHES AND THESE TEAMS AS FAR AS AN INTERVIEW PROCESS, THAT’S HUGE BECAUSE TEAMS AT THAT POSITION, TEAMS WANT TO SEE YOU FACE TO FACE AND THEY WANT TO ASK YOU CERTAIN QUESTIONS THAT YOU ARE GOING TO HAVE TO ANSWER THESE QUESTIONS BECAUSE YOU PLAY A POSITION WHICH IS MENTALLY GOING TO BE CHALLENGING POSITION. I THINK IT’S HUGE THAT HE’S NOT WILLING TO GO OUT THERE AND HAVE THESE INTERVIEWS.>>YOU’RE NEGLECTING A POSSIBILITY HERE AND IF WE THINK BACK TO SOMEONE LIKE TIM TEBOW, AND PEOPLE MIGHT ROLL THEIR EYES ON THE WHOLE TIM TEBOW NOTION BUT LAMAR JACKSON OR TIM TEBOW, TRYING TO IMPROVE THEIR STOCK TO THE POINT THEY’RE NOT A TOP TEN PICK THEY HAVE TO KEEP CREEPING UP THERE. TIM TEBOW MET WITH JOSH McDANIELS AND THE REST WAS HISTORY. THERE WAS MAGIC IN THE ROOM, THEY FELL IN LOVE WITH EACH OTHER AND ULTIMATELY JOSH McDANIELS REACHED UP FOR HIM TO GET HIM WITH THE BRONCOS. IT DIDN’T WORK OUT SO IT’S NOT THE BEST EXAMPLE BUT MY POINT IS, IN THESE PRE-DRAFT MEETINGS, MAGIC CAN BE MADE TO THE POINT WHERE A TEAM THAT DIDN’T EXPECT TO DRAFT HIM ULTIMATELY DOES, AND I THINK THERE IS A LEVEL OF IMPORTANCE ON SOME OF THESE MEETINGS THAT MAYBE LAMAR JACKSON RIGHT NOW MIGHT BE OVERLOOKING BUT AGAIN IT’S A PERSONAL PREFERENCE AND ULTIMATELY IT’S ABOUT WHAT HE DOES.>>AND HIS JOB IS TO GET DRAFTED, WHATEVER IT TAKES, GET DRAFTED.>>AND THEN FIGURE IT OUT.>>AT WHAT POSITION THOUGH? YOU MENTIONED SOME OF HIS TECHNIQUE LOOKED OFF A LITTLE BIT DURING HIS PRO DAY. HE TRIED TO PROVE CAN HE BE A QUARTERBACK. HOW CAN HE CHANGE THE MINDS HE’S THE GUY, READY TO DO THIS?>>I DON’T THINK HE HAS TO CHANGE THEM. HIS COLLEGE TAPE HAS SHOWN EVERYONE I’M A QUARTERBACK. THAT’S NOT A CONVERSATION YOU CAN HAVE, MAYBE UNTIL LET’S SAY HE GETS DRAFTED IN FOUR YEARS DOWN THE LINE, DOESN’T WORK OUT AND HE’S A BACKUP AND HAS TO MAKE THE DETERMINATION DO I WANT TO BE A BACKUP MAKING $7 MILLION A YEAR OR $13 MILLION RECEIVER LIKE TERRELLE PRYOR SITUATION. AS IT STANDS RIGHT NOW HE SAID HE’S A QUARTERBACK, HE PLAYED QUARTERBACK HIS WHOLE LIFE AND NO OTHER POSITION. YES HE IS ATHLETIC BUT THAT IS NOT A DETRIMENT, THAT IS AN ASSET IN PROFESSIONAL SPORTS. I WOULDN’T RUN THE 40. SPOILER ALERT, HE’S REALLY, REALLY FAST.>>THE QUESTION IS HEY, CAN YOU PLAY UNDER CENTER. I’D SAY LISTEN, THIS KID HAS BEEN PLAYING ONE POSITION ALL HIS LIFE AND THAT’S THE QUARTERBACK POSITION. I DON’T SEE WHY WE SHOULD HAVE A CONVERSATION ABOUT HIM PLAYING WIDE RECEIVER OR DEFENSIVE BACK. HE WON THE HEISMAN TROPHY PLAYING THAT POSITION, WHICH IS THE QUARTERBACK POSITION. THAT’S WHERE HE’S GOING TO — I FIRMLY BELIEVE THAT’S WHERE HE’S GOING TO PLAY IN THE NL FOR HIS ENTIRE CAREER. HE’S HE GOING TO BE A QUARTERBACK.>>PLAYING DEVIL’S ADVOCATE, ULTIMATELY HE HAS TO GET IN A BUILDING. MAYBE HE LOSES OUT ON MONEY BECAUSE HIS DRAFT STOCK FALLS AROUND BUT THE MONEY IS MADE IN YOUR SECOND YEAR OF THE CONTRACT. GET TO THE RIGHT PLACE, GET IN THERE, SHOW THEM YOU CAN PLAY QUARTERBACK AND YOU’LL MAKE A LONG LIVING IN THIS LEAGUE. SO ULTIMATELY THESE SEVERAL MONTHS ARE IMPORTANT, YES, THEY ARE, BUT — >>NEEDS TO GET IN THE BUILDING.>>A LITTLE LIFE LESSON, TOO, CALL PEOPLE BACK. DON’T LEAVE PEOPLE HANGING. THIS APPLIES TO FOOTBALL AND HE WE DIVE INTO NEWS FROM AROUND THE LEAGUE. OUR FIRST HEADLINE COMES FROM “SI NOW” THE TWEET READS “THIS IS HOW WE DO IT, MALCOLM BUTLER REVEALS WHAT WENT THROUGH HIS MIND ON THE SIDELINES OF THE SUPER BOWL.” HERE’S WHAT BUTLER HAD TO SAY.>>IT WAS TIMES WHEN I WAS ON THE SIDELINE, I JUST WANTED TO GO UP AND YOU KNOW, SAY TO BELICHICK OR MATT PATRICIA AND JUST SAY, IS THIS HOW WE GONNA END THIS? I GREW UP IN THE PATRIOTS SYSTEM, YOU KNOW, AND I’M A WELL-MANNERED GUY. I RESPECT MY AUTHORITY, AND I JUST, I JUST COULDN’T, I JUST COULDN’T ASK THEM FOR SOMETHING THEY DIDN’T WANT TO DO. I JUST WAS DOING MY JOB. I WAS CLOSE TO GOING UP THERE AND SAYING WHAT I WANTED TO SAY TO MATT OR BELICHICK, BUT I JUST STAYED IN MY LANE AND JUST DID MY JOB, MAN. I REALLY WANT TO GO ASK THEM BUT I DIDN’T.>>THE FULL UNDER THE COVER EPISODE ON “SPORTS ILLUSTRATED TV” AVAILABLE NOW ON AMAZON CHANNELS NOW. WE WELCOME JEFF DARLINGTON AND DARREN WOODSON HERE WITH US. GUYS, I HEAR THE SOUNDS HERE. WHAT WAS YOUR REACTION WHEN YOU SAW THAT?>>PEOPLE, PLAYING IN THAT GAME, I PLAYED IT IN THREE TIMES. THAT’S AN EMOGUL DAY. IT IS SUCH AN EMOTIONAL TIME BECAUSE YOU LIVE AND DREAM TO PLAY THIS GAME AND TO PLAY AT THAT LEVEL AT THE SUPER BOWL AND AS A KID THAT WAS MY DREAM, AND TO GET IN THAT GAME, AND THEN BE PUT IN A SITUATION THAT MALCOLM BUTLER WAS BUT THE IN THINKING HE WAS GOING TO START, THINKING HE WAS GOING TO PLAY A HUGE ROLE IN THE SUCCESS OF THIS GAME, AND THEN RIGHT BEFORE THE NATIONAL ANTHEM YOU GET TOLD YOU’RE NOT PLAYING.>>WOULD YOU HAVE SAID SOMETHING?>>ABSOLUTELY. >>WHAT WOULD YOU HAVE SAID?>>I DON’T KNOW. I THINK I WOULD HAVE BEEN IN SHOCK LIKE MALCOLM BUTLER. YOU DON’T KNOW HOW TO HANDLE A SITUATION LIKE THAT. YOU EXPECT TO PLAY AND YOU’VE BEEN TAUGHT ALL YOUR LIFE, IT’S GAME TIME, I PLAY. I’M A STARTER, AND FOR MALCOLM BUTLER TO SIT THROUGH THAT PROCESS, MAN, THAT’S HEARTLESS TO ME.>>THAT’S THE PART THAT BOTHERS ME ABOUT THE STORY. I GET THE GENIUS OF BILL BELICHICK AND THAT HE GETS THE BENEFIT OF THE DOUBT WHEN IT COMES TO THESE DECISIONS. I JUST DON’T UNDERSTAND STILL, BECAUSE THERE’S BEEN NO EXPLANATION FROM HIS SIDE AND MAYBE HE DOESN’T FEEL LIKE HE OWES IT TO ANYBODY, WHY HE WAS EVEN ACTIVE FOR THE GAME AND WHY HE DIDN’T KNOW ABOUT THE PLAN BEFOREHAND. WERE THEY AFRAID OF LEAKS TO THE MEDIA, BEING A COMPETITIVE DISADVANTAGE? I DON’T KNOW, BUT I FEEL LIKE THEY OWED HIM ENOUGH FOR WHAT HE HAD DONE FOR THE ORGANIZATION.>>THAT’S RIGHT.>>TO AT LEAST MAN UP AND EXPLAIN AND FROM WHAT I UNDERSTAND THEY RODE HIM HARD THE LAST SEVERAL WEEKS OF SEASON AND INTO THAT SUPER BOWL, AND IT JUST, I’M — I — >>YOUR HEART GOES OUT.>>WHAT AMAZES ME, TOO, I’VE HAD OTHER HEAD COACHES ASK ME, YOU KNOW WHAT HAPPENED UP THERE IN NEW ENGLAND? THE FACT THAT WE ARE NOW AT THE END OF MARCH, ALMOST APRIL HERE, WE’RE GETTING CLOSE TO THE DRAFT AND WE STILL –>>DON’T KNOW. >>– DON’T KNOW.>>I GET IT, BELICHICK DOESN’T CARE THAT WE DON’T KNOW. HE DOESN’T CARE THAT WE ARE EVEN DISCUSSING IT.>>SURE.>>WHATEVER, THAT’S FINE. I THINK THAT’S NOT THE WAY TO TREAT HUMAN BEINGS.>>NO, YOU DON’T TREAT GUYS THAT WAY ESPECIALLY IN THAT MOMENT. REGULAR SEASON GAME YOU HAVE SITUATIONS LIKE THAT BUT THIS MOMENT IT’S NOT JUST ABOUT MALCOLM BUTLER, NOT JUST ABOUT BELICHICK AND MATT PATRICIA. TALKING ABOUT 47 GUYS WHO DRESSED OUT FOR THAT DAY.>>TOM BRADY.>>IT’S ABOUT WINNING ONE GAME TO GO DOWN IN HISTORY AND NOT TO HAVE ONE OF YOUR BEST PLAYERS OUT THERE, RIDICULOUS.>>CRAZY WE’RE STILL TALKING ABOUT BUT GOOD LUCK TO MILLION ACOME.>>SOMEONE FIND OUT, GO FIND OUT. “CASE KEENUM OR NOT. JOHN ELWAY WOULD CONSIDER A QUARTERBACK WITH THE NUMBER FIVE PICK.” THAT’S THE SEND LIN ON SI.COM. WHAT ARE YOU HEARING FOR THE BRONCOS PLANS FOR THE NUMBER FIVE OVERALL PICK IN. >>I HEAR ELWAY WOULD CONSIDER PICKING A QUARTERBACK WITH THE NUMBER FIVE OVERALL PICK. THE PAST COUPLE OF YEARS ELWAY REALIZES THE VALUE IRONICALLY THE QUARTERBACK, THE POSITION THAT HE PLAYED, HE REALLY DOES WANT CASE KEENUM TO BE THE STARTING QUARTERBACK. WE’VE SEEN THIS TIME AND TIME AGAIN, BACK TO MATT FLYNN IN SEATTLE AND YOU PICK UP RUSSELL WILSON, TRAINING CAMP ROLLS AROUND AND BOOM! RUSSELL WILSON IS YOUR STARTER. CLEVELAND HOLDS ONE AND FOUR SO IN THEORY FOUR TOP QUARTERBACK PROSPECTS, ONE OF THEM IS GOING TO BE AVAILABLE.>>EXACTLY.>>AT FIVE, AND ELWAY IS GOING TO HAVE A DECISION TO MAKE.>>THAT’S THE QUESTION MARK RIGHT THERE. IS THAT GOING TO BE YOUR GUY, THE GUY THAT YOU COVET IS HE GOING TO BE THERE?>>WE DON’T KNOW.>>THAT’S THE QUESTION.>>SHOULD HE TAKE A QUARTERBACK?>>I THINK IF THE QUARTERBACK THEY WANT, THAT THEY’RE COVETING IS RIGHT THERE AT THAT NUMBER AT FIVE, YOU GOT TO TAKE HIM. YOU HAVE TO TAKE HIM BECAUSE NOW YOU HAVE TO BUILD UPON THAT AND MOVE THIS TEAM AND THIS FRANCHISE TO THE NEXT LEVEL. IF YOU DON’T, AND YOU, THEN YOU ARE BELIEVING IN CASE KEENUM AS YOUR NUMBER ONE GUY. I THINK HE’S A TOP GAP GUY.>>IF YOU DON’T GO FOR THE QUARTERBACK — >>YOU GO TO A POSITION PLAYER, CHUBBS, BARCLAY.>>YOU JUST DON’T KNOW.>>FIVE IS A GREAT SPOT.>>THEY’RE SITTING WELL.>>OUR FINAL HEADLINE COMES FROM JADEVEON CLOWNY OPTIMISTIC ON CONTRACT EXTENSION WITH THE HOUSTON TEXANS. WHAT IS THE LATEST OF EXTENSION TALKS?>>THE NEW GM CAME IN, DID A LOT OF EVALUATION, DOES LIKE WHAT HE SEES IN JADEVEON CLOWNY AND WHAT HE’S ACCOMPLISHED. TWO THINGS THE TEXANS WERE CONCERNED ABOUT, INJURY CONSIDERATIONS, HE WAS DEALING WITH SOME OF THOSE. HIS PLAY WAS ERRATIC EARLY ON. BOTH THINGS HAVE BEEN ALLEVIATED. CLOWNEY PLAYING GREAT BALL. I ANTICIPATE THE TWO SIDES WILL GET A DEAL DONE. THEY’VE GUN NEGOTIATIONS NOT THERE YET. THE INTERESTING PART, YOU HAVE KHALIL MACK AND AARON DONALD. IF I’M AARON DONALD I’M LIKE OKAY.>>EVERYONE IS WATCHING. YOU DON’T KNOW WHERE J.J. WATT IS HEALTH WAYS. MERCILUS WENT DOWN LAST YEAR, AND CLOWNEY PLAYED THE LAST TWO YEARS BEEN PRETTY HEALTHY. THAT’S THE BIG QUESTION MARK ON CLOWNEY IS CAN HE STAY HEALTHY. I THINK HE’S PROVEN THAT AND HE’S A GAME CHANGER. HE’S BECOME THAT GUY ON THE EDGE THAT COULD CHANGE THE GAME AT ANY POINT. YOU HAVE TO, IF YOU’RE THE HOUSTON TEXANS, YOU HAVE TO PUT YOURSELF SOMEWHERE BECAUSE I DON’T THINK J.J. WATT IS THE GUY RIGHT NOW YOU CAN LEAN ON AND SAY HE’S GOING TO PLAY A FULL SEASON.>>THAT BACK INJURY SCARES ME. IT BUMS ME OUT WE DIDN’T GET TO SEE MERCILUS, WATT AND CLOWNEY ON THE FIELD.>>DONALD AND SUH OR CLOWNEY AND WATT?>>DONALD AND SUH. I THINK WE’RE TALKING ABOUT J.J. WATT HE’S BANGED UP SO THE QUESTION MARKS ARE STILL THERE BUT AARON DONALD OVER THE LAST THREE OR FOUR YEARS HAS BEEN A DOMINANT FOOTBALL PLAYER AS THERE IS.>>GIVE ME EITHER ONE.>>I’M TAKING NEGOTIATIONS, AND THEN OF COURSE, WE’VE GOT ODELL BECKHAM JR., WHO LOOKS, I DON’T KNOW, I GUESS UNFAZED ABOUT ALL THE TRADE TALKS. THIS IS ON JAGUARS WIDE RECEIVER SHANE WYNN’S INSTAGRAM, “ALL BECKHAM.” HE’S SUCH A GOOD DANCER, HE’S FLIPPING TO “LEAVE ME ALONE” FUNNY SONG CHOICE I THOUGHT, PERHAPS MORE THAN JUST A COINCIDENCE THOUGH, THE SONG CALLED “LEAVE ME ALONE.” DARREN I KNOW YOU KNOW IT WELL.>>YEAH.>>TODD GURLEY WAS ASKED ABOUT ODELL BECKHAM JR. RECENTLY ABOUT COMING TO THE RAMS, AND THE “L.A. TIMES” REPORTED GURLEY SAID “IF WE HAD HIM, MAN, IT WOULD BE AWESOME. I WOULD BE HAPPY, GOFF WOULD BE HAPPY, THE OWNER WOULD BE HAPPY” EVERYONE WOULD BE HAPPY. WHO WOULDN’T BE HAPPY ODELL BECKHAM JR. AS AN OFFENSIVE WEAPON. WITH THAT WE’LL PLAY A GAME HERE, WE CALL THE PERCENTAGE. SO — >>THE PERCENTAGE.>>NOT VERY CREATIVE. I’M GOING TO ASK EACH OF YOU GUYS, WHAT DO YOU THINK THE PERCENTAGE OF CHANCES ARE OF ODELL BECKHAM JR. PLAYING FOR THE NEW YORK GIANTS WEEK ONE OF THIS YEAR? SO I WANT TO START WITH YOU FIRST, HAWK.>>I’M GOING TO GO, I NEED A LITTLE TECHNICAL HELP HERE.>>THERE YOU GO, UP TOP. JEFF, CAN YOU HELP THE MAN OUT?>>100%? PRETTY QUICK.>>YOU THINK THERE’S, THIS WHOLE TRADE TALK AND THE FLIRTING SO TO SPEAK FROM OTHER TEAMS IS — >>I THINK IT’S ALL A SONG AND DANCE. TOY. I THINK THE GIANTS POTENTIALLY TRADING HIM AND SETTING A PRICE SO HIGH NO ONE CAN COME CLOSE TO IT, THEM TRYING TO SCARE HIM AND MAYBE LOWER THE PRICE A LITTLE BIT IN THE NEGOTIATIONS, BUT ODELL IS SUCH A SPECIAL TALENT, LIKE FOR ME AS A WIDE RECEIVER, HE’S NUMBER ONE FOR ME. IT’S HIM 1A, JULIO 1B AND ANTONIO 1C, GIVE ME ANY OF THEM. THOSE AREN’T GUYS YOU EVER LET OUT OF YOUR BUILDING.>>I’M GOING TO SAY — THERE WE GO, I’M GOING TO SAY 70%. I CHANGED BECAUSE AT ONE POINT I WAS AT 100%, BUT THEN WHEN YOU START THINKING ABOUT IT.>>FIVE MINUTES AGO.>>I CAN CHANGE MY WAY OF THINKING. I LOOK AT IT THIS WAY. 70% CHANCE HE’S THERE. THE 30% IS A TEAM LIKE THE SAN FRANCISCO 49ers.>>OOH THAT’S A HOT ONE.>>WHO, WHO HAVE THE OPTIONS AND HAD THE RESOURCES TO MAKE SOMETHING HAPPEN. WHEN WE LOOK AT THE SAN FRANCISCO 49ers YOU ARE TALKING ABOUT JOHN LYNCH, KYLE SHANAHAN, WHO COACHED JULIO JONES AND IS LOOKING FOR A NUMBER ONE PRESENCE AND YOU GOT JIMMY G. IF YOU WANT TO MAKE A BIG SPLASH RIGHT NOW, I WOULD SAY THE SAN FRANCISCO 49ers ARE A TEAM WITH THE RESOURCES TO DO SO, BUT OUTSIDE OF THAT, I SAY THE NEW YORK GIANTS.>>I’LL SAY 60% HERE, AND I THINK I AGREE WITH SOME OF YOUR SENTIMENT, BUT I DON’T THINK THERE’S A TEAM THAT’S GOING TO GIVE UP TWO FIRST ROUND PICKS FOR THEM. THE OUTLIER IS DAVE GETTLEMAN, THE GENERAL MANAGER FOR THE PAST, HE PROVED HE PLAYS HARD BALL. HE RESCINDED THE TAG ON JOSH NORMAN WHEN HE WAS WITH THE CAROLINA PANTHERS, ULTIMATELY MAKING HIM A FREE AGENT WHEN HE COULD HAVE HAD HIM UNDER THE FRANCHISE TAG THE FOLLOWING YEAR. DID GETTLEMAN LEARN FROM THAT? THEY STRUGGLED IN THE DEFENSIVE BACK FIELD. IF GETTLEMAN DIDN’T NECESSARILY LEARN FROM THAT HE’D BE WILLING TO SAY WE’RE MOVING ON FROM ODELL, NOT DELAY THE INEVITABLE.>>THAT’S MY QUESTION ABOUT GETTLEMAN THE GM FOR THE NEW YORK GIANTS HE WAS IN CAROLINA, HE HAD THAT SITUATION WITH JOSH NORMAN LET HIM GO. IS HE THE HIRED BAD GUY? NOW HE’S ALREADY LET J.P.P. GO. HE’S GONE. HE HAS TO MAKE A BIG DECISION ON ELI MANNING WHICH IS COMING UP, AND NOW IT’S ODELL BECKHAM.>>ANDREW HAD A GOOD POINT, TOO, TALKING EARLIER ABOUT THIS, THAT’S A BIG STRIKE IN NEW YORK.>>HE’S OPEN TO THE SAME NEW YORK MEDIA AS THE PLAYERS. IS HE READY TO DEAL ODELL BECKHAM, HAVE THAT TAG HE GOT ONE OF THE BEST WIDE RECEIVER TALENTS?>>I THINK THAT’S WHY OWNERSHIP BROUGHT HIM IN.>>OWNERSHIP IN JULY OF LAST YEAR WERE SAYING WE’RE KEEPING HIM, WE’RE PAYING HIM. HE’S WORTH IT, SO OBVIOUSLY THE TUNE HAS CHANGED THERE.>>NOT TWO FIRST ROUND PICKS, THAT PRICE HAS TO COME DOWN.>>FOR SURE.>>THAT’S ODELL’S SITUATION. NOW WE TALK LE’VEON BELL. THE CHANCES OF LE’VEON BELL PLAYING FOR THE PITTSBURGH STEELERS COME WEEK ONE OF THE SEASON?>>THIS IS A LITTLE DIFFERENT FOR ME, ONLY BECAUSE LE’VEON BELL HAS ALREADY PROVEN HE’S THE KIND OF GUY WHO HAS THE GALL NOT TO SHOW UP. SO I’M GOING TO GO 50/50 HERE WITH LE’VEON FOR WEEK ONE. I DON’T THINK A HOLDOUT WOULD LAST MUCH LONGER THAN THAT BUT I THINK HE’S ADAMANT ON GETTING THIS DEAL DONE. HE UNDERSTANDS THE TIME HE HAS IN HIS CAREER AS A 26 YOOELD -YEAR-OLD RUNNING BACK. ON THE OTHER IDENTIFY OF 28, 29, HE DOESN’T HAVE THE SAME EARNING POTENTIAL.>>YOU WANT TO GO FIRST?>>NO, GO AHEAD.>>I AGREE, 50%, TOO AND I’M SAYING THAT BECAUSE FIRST OF ALL LET’S GET THIS FACT OUT THERE. IF HE COULD HOLD OUT FOR TEN WEEKS, COME BACK IN WEEK 11 AND STILL GET INTO THE SEASON TO HIT FREE AGENCY NEXT YEAR. THE ONLY REASON DO YOU THAT WOULD BE TO PRESERVE HIS HEALTH BECAUSE IT IS A TOUGH POSITION. YOU COULD WIND UP GETTING HURT THERE BUT YOU’RE GIVING UP A LOT OF MONEY ALMOST $1 MILLION A WEEK IF YOU DO THAT, ARE YOU GOING TO MAKE THAT UP WITH YOUR NEW CONTRACT? ULTIMATELY I PERSONALLY THINK THIS IS NOT GOING TO COME DOWN TO EMOTION BUT MATH AND INJURY RISK. THAT’S WHY I A 50/50 CHANCE. IF HE’S NOT THERE FOR WEEK ONE I DON’T THINK HE’S THERE UNTIL WEEK 11.>>I’M GOING TO SAY 75%. SIMPLY BECAUSE OF ONE THING.>>YOU LIKE THAT?>>ONE UP. $26 MILLION IN TWO YEARS, THAT’S WHAT WE’RE TALKING ABOUT. IF WE TALK ABOUT LE’VEON BELL, HE’S FRANCHISE LAST YEAR, 12, 14 THIS YEAR, $26 MILLION. THERE’S NOT A RUNNING BACK IN FOOTBALL RIGHT NOW OR HOW MANY PLAYERS IN FOOTBALL MAKING $26 MILLION IN TWO YEARS. LE’VEON BELL IS LOOKING AT THIS AS MY WINDOW OF OPPORTUNITY IS CLOSING. YES HE’S GOING TO MISS ALL OF TRAINING CAMP. HE WILL BE THERE DURING THE SEASON, AND THEN WORK OUT A DEAL FOR NEXT YEAR. I THINK HE COMES BACK THIS SEASON AS A PITTSBURGH STEELER.>>WOULD OF IT SERVED THE STEELERS BETTER INSTEAD OF PAYING HIM $26 MILLION THE LAST FEW YEARS JUST GET $35 MILLION GUARANTEED AND WE WOULDN’T HAVE THE PROBLEM.>>WE COULD MAYBE GET TO THIS LATER BUT THAT’S KIRK COUSINS, WHAT HAPPENED WITH KIRK COUSINS. DIDN’T GET THE DEAL DONE SOON ENOUGH.>>MAYBE LE’VEON WILL GO BACK TO PUTTING STEELERS IN HIS TWITTER HANDLE. HE TOOK IT OUT AND EVERYONE FREAKED OUT. LITTLE TOO MUCH SOCIAL MEDIA FOR ME.>>>WE TALKED ABOUT THE SEASON COMING UP, BUT REALLY THE FOLLOWING SEASON IS IN QUESTION, TOO, BECAUSE THERE’S, COULD BE TONS OF CHANGES, OBVIOUSLY TRADES AND CONTRACT SITUATIONS, SO LET’S GO BACK TO OUR ORIGINAL GAME PERCENTAGE CHANCES HERE THAT ODELL BECKHAM JR. PLAYS FOR THE GIANTS WEEK ONE OF 2019.>>I’LL GO AGAIN. AND THIS MIGHT BE A SHOCKER, 100% HE IS GOING TO BE A GIANT.>>WOW.>>WHY? HOW? HOW DID THIS WORK?>>HE’S TOO GOOD. HE WAS ONE OF FOUR PLAYERS WITH THE TOM BRADYS, AT RON RODGERSS, THE GRONKS, THE JULIOS, I’D GET OUT OF MY SEAT ON THE OPPOSING TEAM TO WATCH HIM UP CLOSE AND PERSON BECAUSE HIS TALENT IS THAT RARE I NEED TO SEE IT IN FRONT OF MY FACE. YOU CAN’T LET HIM LEAVE THE BUILDING. I THINK THE GIANTS KNOW THAT.>>ARE YOU BUYING HE’S A DISVAX IN NEW YORK FOR THE LOCKER ROOM, HIS BEHAVIOR AND EMOTIONS ARE TOO MUCH FOR THE NEW REGIME?>>I’M NOT BUYING THAT. I KNOW THERE’S ANTICS AND EMOTION. I KNOW HE GETS PASSIONATE WHEN THEY’RE LOSING OR PASSIONATE WHEN HE’S NOT ABLE TO GET THE BALL AND MAKE A DIFFERENCE. FOR THE MOST PART OF IT, I THINK IT’S WATER UNDER THE BRIDGE AT THIS POINT, BECAUSE EVERYTHING HE DOES ON THE FIELD IT DOESN’T AFFECT. HE’S NOT IN THE DRUG PROGRAM, NOT GETTING ARRESTED.>>THAT’S RIGHT.>>HE’S MAKING BAD HEADLINES BUT AGAIN WHAT ARE WE TALKING ABOUT? HE’S THE BEST WIDE RECEIVER IN THE LEAGUE, AND HE SHOULD BE PAID THAT WAY.>>I AGREE. LISTEN I’M GOING TO GO 50/50. THAT’S HOW I’M GOING TO CUT IT.>>THAT WOULD BE 50%.>>THERE YOU GO. I KNOW YOU’RE GOING 50/50.>>PLEASE. I LOOK AT ODELL AND SAY THE QUESTION MARK THE WILD CARD IS GETTLEMAN, HOW DOES THE RELATIONSHIP WORK OUT BETWEEN THEM AND AGAIN WE GO BACK TO ARE THERE OTHER TEAMS WILLING TO COME UP AND FIND A WAY TO GET HIM. THESE TWO TEAMS ODELL BECKHAM NEEDS NEW YORK CITY. NEW YORK CITY NEEDS ODELL BECKHAM AND ONLY ONE ON THE MARKET GOING TO LOS ANGELES BECAUSE HE NEEDS A BIG MARKET. THOSE ARE THE TWO TEAMS, SITUATIONS THAT ARE THERE AND I THINK IT’S A 50/50 CHANCE IF GETTLEMAN AND ODELL CAN GET THEIR DIFFERENCES DONE IT STILL GETS DONE.>>I’LL SAY 75%. I THINK I’VE BEEN ALL OVER THE MAP.>>YES, YOU HAVE.>>I THINK ACTUALLY I WAS BELOW YOU BEFORE AND NOW I’M ABOVE YOU. I COMPLETELY AGREE WITH THE MARKET ASPECT OF IT. THERE ARE VERY FEW MARKETS THAT WILL MAKE ODELL BECKHAM CONSIDERABLY HAPPY BUT IT ALL COMES BACK TO THE TRADE COMPENSATION. IF THEY DON’T GET THE TRADE DONE NOW I THINK A DEAL ULTIMATELY DOES GET DONE WITH HIM, HE WILL BE BACK AND REALLY THE REASON I SAY THAT IS BECAUSE A TEAM IS NOT GOING TO GIVE UP TWO FIRST ROUND PICKS FOR A PLAYER THAT ULTIMATELY THEY’RE THEN HAVE TO GIVE A MONSTER CONTRACT TO. THE BEST PART ABOUT DRAFTING PLAYERS RIGHT NOW IS THAT YOU GET THEM FOR FIVE YEARS FOR VERY CHEAP. IF YOU GIVE UP TWO OF YOUR FIRST ROUND PICKS AND THEN HAVE TO PAY THE GUY A TON, THAT’S JUST COUNTERPRODUCTIVE. I DON’T SEE A TEAM ULTIMATELY BEING ABLE TO PULL THAT OFF, IF GETTLEMAN IS FED UP, THAT’S WHY I LEAVE THE 25% MARGIN, HE SHIPS HIM OUT BUT REALLY I THINK COOLER HEADS WILL PREVAIL. YOU’VE DONE A LOT TO CONVINCE ME OF THIS.>>ODELL KNOWS WHAT THE REPORTS ARE RIGHT NOW, THAT THEY’RE NOT TECHNICALLY SHOPPING HIM BUT THE DOORS ARE OPEN FOR A TRADE.>>ODELL OPENED THAT DOOR THOUGH. THAT’S NOT THE GIANTS.>>IS THERE GOING TO BE AN ISSUE IN TERMS OF THEIR RELATIONSHIP NOW, LIKE WE’VE SEEN IN WASHINGTON WITH KIRK COUSINS? DO YOU THINK THIS IS GOING TO BE A PROBLEM?>>I THINK THERE WILL BE NO ISSUES IN KIRK COUSINS IN WASHINGTON IF THEY WOULD GIVE HIM $100 MILLION. EVERYTHING ELSE WE CAN — >>WATER UNDER THE BRIDGE.>>YOU’RE A REAL PROBLEM SOLVER THERE.>>HAPPY ODELL IS A GREAT ODELL.>>I TOTALLY AGREE.>>IS THAT TRUE?>>YES, YES.>>HE GETS PAID, HE’S FINE.>>LISTEN, WHEN YOU TALK ABOUT THE PLAYERS IN THAT LOCKER ROOM, WE’RE NOT GETTING THE SAME FEEDBACK. WE ARE GETTING FEEDBACK OF HE’S A GREAT TEAMMATE, HE WORKS HARD. HE SHOWS UP. HE DOES EVERYTHING ON POINT. I THINK WHEN WE LOOK OUTSIDE-IN, WE SEE ALL THE ANTICS AND THE SOCIAL MEDIA STUFF AND WE MAKE THIS ASSUMPTION ABOUT HIM. INSIDE THAT LOCKER ROOM THE PLAYERS LOVE HIM.>>WORKS HARD. THAT’S TRUE.>>DOES. HE DOES.>>>WHEN I WAKE UP IN THE MORNING AND I SEE MYSELF IN THE MIRROR THAT’S THE ONLY PERSON THAT CAN STOP ME FROM DOING ANYTHING I WANT TO DO. ME BEING HERE IS CHANGING THE WORLD ALREADY.>>SHAQUEM GRIFFIN IS THE FAN FAVORITE ATTEND THE NFL DRAFT, TO CORDING TO OUR JENNA LANE. YESTERDAY HE WORKED OUT FOR SCOUTS AT HIS PRO DAY. HE HAS CERTAINLY BECOME A FAVORITE ESPECIALLY AFTER THE NFL COMBINE WHICH WE SAW HIM POST UP 20 REPS ON THE BENCH PRESS, CLOCKED AT 4.38 FOR THE 40-YARD DASH WHICH WAS A RECORD BY A LINEBACKER. HERE’S SHAQ WITH OUR CHRISTINE ANDERSON.>>WE ARE HERE WITH SHAQUEM GRIFFIN AFTER HIS PRO DAY AT UCF. HOW DO YOU FEEL IT WENT TODAY AND THE THINGS YOU WERE ABLE TO DO?>>I FEEL IT WENT PRETTY WELL. I GOT A GOOD JUMP AT THE VERTICAL AND THE DB DRILLS, I DID THE THREE-CONE DRILL AND I TOUCHED DOWN WITH MY LEFT HAND AND REDO IT AND ENDED UP GOING FASTER. THAT’S A GOOD THING. THEY TELL YOU TO DO IT AGAIN AND GO FASTER. NOTHING WRONG WITH THAT. I TOUCHED WITH MY LEFT HAND, I THOUGHT IT WAS KIND OF FUNNY. OTHER THAN THAT, I OVERALL I CAN SHOW GOOD TODAY. LOT OF THE SCOUTS SAID I HAD A WONDERFUL DAY AND I CAN TAKE IT AWAY WITH THAT.>>YOUR BROTHER SHAQUILLE GRIFFIN FROM FROM MIAMI HOW DID HE FEEL YOU DID?>>HE TAKES ALL THE CREDIT. “I COACHED HIM UP” SO HE’S TAKING ALL THE CREDIT. ALL THE CREDIT GOES TO HIM. HE PUT A LOT OF TIME IN ME TO MAKE SURE I WAS NOT MAKING MISTAKES AND HE PUT A LOT OF WORK IN WITH ME SO THAT’S GOOD.>>YOU MET WITH THE TITANS LAST SUNDAY AND THEN LAST NIGHT YOU WERE ABLE TO MEET WITH THE DEFENSIVE COORDINATOR OF THE SAINTS. TELL US ABOUT THE MEETINGS, STARTING WITH THE SAINTS FIRST.>>I FEEL THE MEETING OVERALL WAS GOOD. GAVE ME A CHANCE TO GET A FEEL FOR THEM AND HANG OUT, JUST BE NORMAL AROUND THEM. I DIDN’T HAVE TO SHOW TOO MUCH, WATCHED FILM, SEE IF I KNEW FOOTBALL AND I KNOW A LOT OF FOOTBALL SO I THINK I GIVE MYSELF AN “A” ON THAT, THEY SAID I DID A GOOD JOB KNOWING WHAT WAS GOING ON AND KNOWING FOOTBALL AND COMPREHEND THEIR PLAYS AND STUFF. OVERALL I THINK THAT WAS 100% FOR ME.>>WHAT IS NEXT FOR YOU AFTER THIS PROCESS? YOU’VE GOT THAT 4.38 AT THE COMBINE, TO ONE IS TAKING THAT FROM YOU. DID YOUR DB DRILLS TODAY. WHAT DO YOU FEEL LIKE YOU SHOWED AND WHAT’S NEXT?>>I FEEL I SHOW EVERYONE THAT KNOWS I CAN DO LINEBACKER DRILLS AND DB DRILLS AND MOVE AROUND FAST, I CAN RUN FAST AND JUMP HIGH.>>THAT COVERS IT.>>I THINK I’M DONE FOR THE MOST PART WHEN IT COMES TO COMBINE OR PRO DAY TRAINING. TIME TO GET TO FOOTBALL AND GET MORE RUNNING IN AND LIFTING WEIGHTS.>>TIME TO GET DRAFTED.>>NO DOUBT ABOUT THAT.>>GOOD JOB, WE APPRECIATE YOUR TIME.>>THANKS FOR HAVING ME.>>BACK TO YOU GUYS.>>CERTAINLY SAYING AND DOING ALL THE RIGHT THINGS. THE BIG QUESTION IS WHERE IS HE GOING TO FALL IN THE DRAFT? IN TERMS OF WHAT YOU SAW THERE IN THE VIDEO FROM HIS PRO DAY, WHAT’D YOU THINK?>>HE REALLY IS AN ELITE TALENT. FROM THE HIPS TO THE WAY HE CHANGED DIRECTIONS AND HIS AGILITY, SPEED, ACCELERATION, FOR A LINEBACKER TO BE ABLE TO MOVE LIKE THAT, ANY TEAM IN THE LEAGUE WOULD BE BLESSED TO HAVE THEM A PART OF THEIR TEAM. THAT BEING SAID, THERE’S GOING TO BE LIMITATIONS, SO THAT MIGHT HINDER HOW HIGH HE GETS DRAFTED BUT I THINK HE IS A GUY ELITE SPECIAL TEAMER AND A SPECIALIZED GUY ON THIRD DOWN WHICH IS NOT ENOUGH. I’M A SLOT RECEIVER. MY SPECIAL TEAM WAS THIRD DOWN AND EXCLUSIVELY COMING OUT OF THE SLOT. I KNOW THE IMPACT HE CAN HAVE FOR A FOOTBALL TEAM.>>I LOVE THIS STORY. HIS STORY IS JUST, IT’S UNBELIEVABLE. YOU KNOW HOW HE’S COME UP THROUGH THE SYSTEM AND BEEN ONE OF THE BEST PLAYERS IN THE COUNTRY IN THE COLLEGE FOOTBALL WORLD. THE QUESTION IS GOING TO BE HE’S GOING TO BE A TWEENER, NOT SURE IF HE’S GOING TO BE A LINEBACKER, TO THE SAFETY POSITION AND THAT’S WHY WE SAW THE DRILLS HERE. WE SAW ALL THE DEFENSIVE BACK DRILLS AND YOU’RE RIGHT, THE QUICKNESS WAS THERE, THE HIP TURN WAS THERE. HE HAS THE ATHLETICISM, AND WE SAW HIM ON FILM AS FAR AS RECOGNIZING PLAYS AND ABLE TO GET TO THE LINE OF SCRIMMAGE AND MAKE BIG PLAYS WITH HIS ABILITY. I THINK THIS KID IS GOING TO BE MAYBE NOT A FIRST DAY, NOT GOING TO BE A FIRST ROUND PICK BUT I THINK HE’LL BE A SECOND, THIRD ROUND AND WHATEVER TEAM GETS HIM, HE’S GOING TO BE A JOY TO BE WITH. BECAUSE HE JUST BRINGS SO MUCH, SO MUCH LOVE TO THE GAME.>>THERE IS NO QUESTION THAT HE IS AN INSPIRATION TO MANY PEOPLE. I HAVE A FRIEND WHOSE DAUGHTER WAS BORN WITHOUT FINGERS. HE’S ALREADY ASKING ME HOW HE CAN GET IN TOUCH WITH THIS GUY, BECAUSE THIS MAN IS SUCH AN INSPIRATION ALREADY TO MANY OUT THERE, BUT LET’S PUT THAT ASIDE FOR A SECOND, BECAUSE I THINK THAT SOMETIMES MAYBE THE GENERAL PUBLIC SAYS WE’RE TAKING IT EASY ON HIM BECAUSE OF HIS LIMITATIONS. AROUND THE LEAGUE, THEY LOVE THIS GUY. THEY LOVE THE WAY HE ACTS, LOVE THE WAY HE TALKS, LOVE HIS LEADERSHIP, THEY LOVE HIS ABILITY. THEY LOVE THE FACT ON THIS PRO DAY HE DIDN’T GO OUT THERE AND JUST ABOUTLINEBACKER DRILLS LIKE AT THE COMBINE BUT CAME OUT AND DID SECONDARY DRILLS TO PROVE THAT HE HAS THE VERSATILITY TO BE A COVERAGE LINEBACKER. I THIS I THAT ULTIMATELY YES THAT WILL RAISE HIS STOCK. ULTIMATELY A TEAM WILL LOOK AT HIS LEADERSHIP AND HIS ABILITY TO CHANGE A LOCKER ROOM AND SHOW THAT HE CAN BRING THAT KIND OF CULTURE TO AN ORGANIZATION. SO I DON’T KNOW WHERE HE ENDS UP. IS HE LIMITED PHYSICALLY SPEAKING FOR SURE, THAT’S SOMETHING TO TAKE INTO CONSIDERATION, BUT I ALMOST THINK THAT SOME OF THESE LEAD HE WERESHIP ABILITIES ARE ACTUALLY GOING TO GO AND COMPENSATE.>>LISTEN, THERE’S SOME, THIS IS NO COMPARISON BUT I’VE PLAYED WITH A CAST BEFORE ON MY HAND, ALL THE WAY AROUND THE HAND ALL TOGETHER AND I WAS LIMITED AS FAR AS DOING SOMETHING BUT THERE’S THING HE DOES THEM WITH, YOU KNOW — EASY WITH IT. THIS IS LIKE THIS GUY IS GOING TO BE A PLAYER IN THE NFL.>>I CAN’T WAIT UNTIL HE GETS HIS FIRST INTERCEPTION,IC NO THE WAIT TO SEE HIM.>>HE SAID I GOT THE ENTIRE NATION BEHIND ME AND CERTAINLY SOME TOOTH. OUR JENNA LANE WHO REPORTED HE’S GOING TO BE PARTICIPATING IN THE DRAFT SAID OR TWEETED THIS PHOTO OUT FROM THE PRO DAY YESTERDAY SAYING GRIFFIN MEETS TWO YOUNG FANS WHO HAVE 3-D IMPRESENTED ARMS, LIMBBITLESS SOLUTIONS. GRIFFIN WANTED TO GRAB ICE CREAM AND STRAWBERRY SODAS AFTER THE WORKOUT. JUST GOOD STUFF. CERTAINLY INSPIRING EVERYONE AT THIS POINT. SEE GRIFFIN AT THE NFL DRAFT WHICH IS ON ESPN FOR THE 39th STRAIGHT YEAR, LIVE FROM ARLINGTON, TEXAS, APRIL 26th THROUGH 28th. TREY WINGO AND MEL KIPER AND THE TEAM FOR DRAFT NIGHT. ST THE OPP. THAT’S THE RULE CHANGE DOMINATING THE HEADLINES. THREE DAYS AGO THAT CAME OUT AND WE ARE STILL TALKING ABOUT IT BECAUSE EVERYONE REALLY HAS VARIED OPINIONS ON THIS. SO WE WANT TO DIVE INTO IT A LITTLE BIT HERE. OF COURSE WE HAVE FORMER PLAYERS HERE, BOTH OFFENSIVE SIDE AND THE DEFENSIVE SIDE, AND SOMEONE WHO HAS COVERED THIS LEAGUE FOR YEARS AND YEARS AND YEARS. SO LET’S LOOK ON THE DEFENSIVE SIDE OF THE BALL, DARREN. YOU HEAR THIS RULE CHANGE, WHAT WAS YOUR FIRST REACTION?>>I THINK IT’S BASICALLY WHAT THEY’VE BEEN GOING THROUGH AS FAR AS DEFENSIVE PLAYERS FOR THE LONGEST TIME IS WE’VE BEEN TAUGHT LEGAL OFFICIALS OR COACHES TEACHING YOU HOW TO HIT AND SEE WHAT YOU HIT. SO I DON’T THINK IT’S THAT BIG OF A DEAL FOR DEFENSIVE PLAYERS. THE SEVERITY OF EJECTIONS IF THE RULE IS BRING AND THEY POLICE THE RULE LIKE IT’S WRITTEN RIGHT NOW, ITS SEVERITY OF IT CHANGES. BUT AS FAR AS PLAYERS, THE DEFENSIVE PLAYERS THEY’VE BEEN TAUGHT THE SAME THING FOR THE LAST TEN YEARS SEE WHAT YOU HIT. THERE’S GOING TO BE ACCIDENTS, YOU’RE GOING TO HAVE SITUATIONS WHERE GUY ALSO PUT THEIR HEAD DOWN AND MAY GET FINED OR SUSPENDED, BUT WE’VE BEEN SCHOOLED ON THIS FOR A LONG TIME. OFFENSIVELY THEY HAVE NOT AND THAT’S GOING TO BE THE BIG CHANGES. WIDE RECEIVERS, YOU HAVE POOLING GUARDS POOLING AROUND, RUNNING BACKS WHO ARE GOING TO PUT THEIR HEADS DOWN, WHICH THERE WAS A RULE IN PLACE FOR A LONG TIME.>>YES.>>THEY NEVER ENFORCED THAT.>>BACK IN 201. 3.>>THE OFFENSIVE SIDE WILL FEEL IT IN THEIR POCKETBOOK FIRST.>>TALK TO US ABOUT THAT.>>I THINK HE’S RIGHT. IT US THE ONUS ON THE OFFENSE AS WELL. AS A BRIDE WIFR I’D BRACE MY HEAD WITH TROY POLAMALU COMING DOWN NOW THEY GET A PENALTY. THE EJECTION AND SOME OF THE INTERPRETATIONS OF HOW THE RULE WILL BE ENFORCED, BUT I’M NOT AS DRIFT OF GIFTED AS PLAYERS TALK ABOUT. IT DOES MAKE THE GAME SAFER AND THERE WILL BE A PERIOD WHERE WE HAVE TO ADJUST BUT I THINK IF THEY LOOK AT THE BIG HITS FROM THE SEASON, ADAMS, SHAZIER AND COOK IN THE SUPER BOWL PLAYERS WERE HITTING WITH THE CROWN OF THEIR HELMET AND LEADING WITH THEIR HELMET FIRST. I EQUATE IS BACK WHEN THEY TOLD TO US TAKE THE KNEE PADS OFF IN 2012, ALL THE RECEIVERS WERE LIKE NO WE’RE GOING TO BE WEIGHED DOWN BY THE KNEE AND THIGH PADS. BUT AFTER A SEASON IT WAS NO BIG DEAL AND I THINK THIS IS HOW IT WILL GO.>>WHAT’S INTERESTING, TOO, IS THE FACT AT THE OWNERS MEETINGS THEY DIDN’T NECESSARILY ANTICIPATE THE COMPETITION COMMITTEE THIS WOULD BE IMPOSED AS A RULE BY THE END OF THIS WEEK. INSTEAD MAYBE THIS BECOMES A POINT OF EMPHASIS USUALLY YOU DO THIS STRETCH PERIOD WHERE YOU TEST THINGS OUT BEFORE YOU VOTE THEM INTO PLAY BUT AFTER THE NFL PRODUCED THE STUDIES THAT THEY HAVE AND SHOWED SORT OF WHERE THESE HITS ARE COMING FROM, THEY DECIDED LET’S JUST MAIC THIS A RULE. ONE THING I WOULD ENCOURAGE FANS TO DO IS HOLD A LITTLE BIT OF PATIENCE BACK, BECAUSE ON THE SURFACE, THIS RULE OBVIOUSLY CHANGES EVERYTHING.>>ABSOLUTELY.>>WE DO NEED TO SEE HOW IT’S WRITTEN. RIGHT NOW IT’S BASICALLY A ONE-SENTENCE RULE. THERE’S NO MANIFESTATION IN TERMS OF WE DON’T KNOW WHAT’S GOING TO REQUIRE AN EJECTION, IF IT’S EVERY SINGLE TIME. WHAT HAPPENS IF A QUARTERBACK DOES A SNEAK HE PUTS HIS HEAD DOWN JUST TO GET THE EXTRA YARD. IS THAT A 15-YARD PENALTY, TOO? THERE HAS TO BE SOME ELABORATION ON THE RULES. THEY UNDERSTAND THAT, THE COMPETITION COMMITTEE HAS SAID WE GET IT, BUT THE FACT THAT THEY WENT FORWARD AND DID MAKE THIS A RULE IN THE FIRST PLACE IS DEFINITELY A VERY, VERY BIG MOVE.>>I HAD AN OLDER GM SAY YOU PROBABLY DON’T REMEMBER THIS BUT YEARS AGO WHEN THEY MADE A SEAT BELT LAW, THEY PUT IT INTO LAW.>>PEOPLE FREAKED OUT.>>PEOPLE WERE FREAKING OUT AND NOW YOU THINK OF IT AND IT’S CRAZY TO THINK WE’D DRIVE WITHOUT A SEAT BELT.>>MY QUESTION IS THE OFFICIALS ALREADY, WE STILL DON’T KNOW WHAT A CATCH IS. WE HAVEN’T FIGURED THAT ONE OUT. NOW YOU ARE GOING TO THROW SOMETHING ELSE ON THE PLATE, ANOTHER JUDGMENT CALL ON THE PLATE FOR THE OFFICIAL, AND THAT’S THE SCARY PART.>>THE SCARY PART IS THE GRAY AREA HERE, THE FACT THAT LIKE IF YOU POLICE THIS, YOU GOT TO CALL IT ON EVERYBODY.>>EXACTLY. QUARTERBACKS AND ALSO MATTHEW STAFFORD RUN OVER A FEW PEOPLE PREPARE FOR ALL THAT LIES AHEAD?>>ALL THAT LIES AHEAD, ALL THAT LIES AHEAD. FOUR SIMPLE WORDS, ONE INNOCENT WONDER ABOUT A KID FROM TEXAS, PREPARING TO SET OUT ON A STRANGE AND TREACHEROUS PATH.>>JUST A WORK IN PROGRESS AND IT ALWAYS WILL BE FROM HERE ON UNTIL I GRADUATE IN COLLEGE AND MAYBE GO ON TO THE NEXT LEVEL SO ALWAYS TRY TO GET BETTER.>>HE’S ONE OF THOSE KIDS THAT WHEN HE GOT TO COLLEGE I DON’T THINK HE EXPECTED TO SIT VERY LONG. ‘S THINKS HE’S THE BEST PLAYER ON THE FIELD EVERY TIME HE STEPS OUT THERE AND THAT’S WHAT YOU WANT AT THAT POSITION.>>TOUCHDOWN, TEXAS A&M.>>TO DIGEST WHAT MANZIEL IS NOW CHASING, WE MUST REMEMBER WHERE HE STARTED, AND THAT TALE PERHAPS TO MOST OF US, BEGAN AT TEXAS A&M.>>THEY JUST DID IT, WIND IT IN A BOTTLE IN TUSCALOOSA.>>JOHNNY FOOTBALL, DO YOU LOVE IT? IS IT CORNY?>>I THINK IT’S FUNNY. I FIND IT HUMOROUS. >>IT DOES SEEM TO FIT.>>IT DOES FIT JOHNNY MANZIEL, BEEN PLAYING FOOTBALL MY WHOLE LIFE, BOOM, THERE IS THE MATCH.>>WHAT WAS INTERESTING IN RESPECT IS HE AND I HAD A CONVERSATION WHEN WE GOT DONE.>>THEY DON’T KNOW YOU. THEY KNEW YOU PLAYED FOOTBALL. I SAID YOU DON’T KNOW ME FROM ADAM BUT I’VE BEEN IN THE MEDIA FOR A WHILE AND YOUR LIFE IS ABOUT TO BECOME INSANE, LIKE A ROCKETSHIP, AND SO YOU GOT TO THINK ABOUT WHERE YOU GO, YOU GOT TO THINK ABOUT IF YOU’RE OUT IN A BAR, DON’T BE HOLDING A DRINK. YOU JUST HAVE TO THINK ABOUT ALL THESE THINGS, AND HE YEPPED ME TO DEATH.>>2012 WINNER OF THE HEISMAN MEMORIAL TROPHY IS — JOHNNY MANZIEL.>>WINNING THE HEISMAN CEMENTED HIS ICON STATUS. HE WAS NO LONGER JOHNNY MANZIEL. HE WAS JOHNNY FOOTBALL, A FOOTBALL LEGEND NO LAST NAME NEEDED.>>WHAT KIND OF THINGS COULD I DO TO USE THIS AS NOT ONLY A PLATFORM FOR ME TO MEET COOL PEOPLE AND DO COOL THINGS, THIS PUT ME IN SUCH A BIG POSITION TO CHANGE PEOPLE’S LIVES FOREVER.>>THE LIFE THAT WOULD CHANGE, AT LEAST TO THIS POINT, WAS HIS OWN.>>JUST BEEN PURE CHAOS AFTER THE HEISMAN. THEY SAID IT WOULD NEVER BE THE SAME.>>IF I WAS A KID AND I COULD SIT COURTSIDE I WOULD, AND I COULD LISTEN TO DRAKE’S “TAKE CARE” BE ROARED AND GET IT EARLY, I WOULD AND I ALSO FELT LIKE IF JOHNNY MANZIEL ARTIST AND BEST FRIEND WAS JOHN MAYER, IT WOULD HAVE BEEN VIEWED A LITTLE DIFFERENTLY.>>THERE WOULD BE NO EASY LISTENING FOR THE KID FROM KERRVILLE. BY 2014, PRO FOOTBALL WAS WAITING AND THE INCIDENTS WERE PILING UP.>>I CAN REMEMBER GOING BACK PRE-DRAFT AND HEARING OTHER TEAMS SAYING, YOU ARE AWARE OF THESE PERSONAL ISSUES, RIGHT? YOU ARE AWARE OF THESE HABITS, RIGHT? YOU ARE AWARE THAT HE’S DOING SOME THINGS THAT HE SHOULDN’T BE DOING, RIGHT?>>JUST OVERSLEPT. I MADE A MISTAKE AND DIDN’T WAKE UP IN TIME WHEN I SHOULD HAVE.>>YOU WOULD HAVE SCREWED UP THE SAME AS HIM. IF IT WAS YOU? AND YOU WERE 19 YEARS OLD IN COLLEGE STATION, TEXAS, AND THE FOOTBALL GODS TOUCHED YOU AND MADE YOU HIM, THERE’S ONE VIN DIESEL. THERE ARE A MILLION JOHNNY MANZIELS. IT’S EASY FOR PEOPLE TO BECOME JUDGMENTAL AND SAY I WOULDN’T HAVE DONE THAT. I BET YOU WOULD HAVE.>>DRAFTED 22nd OVERALL BY THE BROWNS, THE ENORMITY OF THE NFL DID NOTHING TO HUMBLE HIM. IF ANYTHING, FROM HIS INFAMOUS SWAN RIDE SHORTLY AFTER THE DRAFT, TO FLASHING THE BIRD TO THE REDSKINS SIDELINE IN THE PRESEASON GAME, THE NFL STAGE SEEMED TO EMBOLDEN HIM. ABOUT WHAT I HAD ACCOMPLISHED AT THE AGE THAT I HAD ACCOMPLISHED IT AND I GOT SO ENGRAINED ONLY CARING ABOUT WHAT JOHNNY WANTED, EVEN WHEN I THOUGHT I WAS DOING WHAT I WANTED, I WAS MISERABLE.>>HIS LIFESTYLE CAUGHT UP WITH HIM AS HE STRUGGLED TO SUCCEED ON THE FIELD. MR. MANZIEL WOULD LEARN PERHAPS THE FIRST OF ISN’T PATIENT. OFF THE FIELD, HE WOULD APPEAR IN A DALLAS COURTROOM CHARGED THEN DISMISSED WITH DOMESTIC ABUSE.>>THE END OF THE DAY, WHEN YOU’RE LEFT STARING AT THE CEILING BY YOURSELF AND YOU’RE BACK IN THAT DEPRESSION AND THAT DARK HOLE, SITTING IN A ROOM BY YOURSELF, BEING SUPER DEPRESSED, THINKING ABOUT ALL THE MISTAKES YOU MADE IN YOUR LIFE, WHAT DOES THAT GET ME? WHERE DID THAT GET ME EXCEPT OUT OF THE NFL?>>ALL THAT LIES AHEAD, ONCE AN INNOCENT WONDER, NOW A SKEPTICAL CONSIDERATION. THE HALFWAY POINT BETWEEN KERRVILLE, TEXAS, AND COLLEGE STATION, IS AUSTIN, WHERE A SPRING FOOTBALL LEAGUE REPRESENTS ANOTHER CHANCE. AT ONLY 25 YEARS OLD, THE QUESTION LINGERS, CAN JOHNNY MANZIEL SHED HALF OF JOHNNY FOOTBALL? ALL THE ON FIELD ELECTRICITY, NO BAGGAGE OFF OF IT.>>I THINK THERE’S A CURIOSITY ABOUT JOHNNY MANZIEL. THERE’S CERTAINLY A NEED AT THE POSITION. DO I THINK THAT SOME TEAMS WILL AT LEAST BE MONITORING HIM IN THE SPRING LEAGUE AND SEEING HOW HE DOES? ABSOLUTELY.>>I’M NOT JUST TRYING TO, YOU KNOW, PULL A FAST ONE, TO TRY AND GET BACK IN THE NFL. I FEEL LIKE I’VE GENUINELY GOT A RIGHT TEAM AROUND ME AND THE RIGHT PEOPLE AROUND ME AND A WIFE THAT CARES ENOUGH ABOUT ME AND LOVES ME TO SAVE ME FROM MYSELF.>>I HOPE HE GETS A CHANCE FOR HIM, BECAUSE I THINK THE MOST DIFFICULT THING I WOULD IMAGINE TO LIVE WITH, IF YOU WERE THAT PERSON, IS TO THINK THAT YOU RUINED YOUR CHANCES BECAUSE YOU RUINED THEM.>>THAT WAS OUR JEFF DARLINGTON REPORTING THERE. CERTAINLY A LOT OF CHAPTERS TO JUST A YOUNG LIFE STILL, JOHNNY MANZIEL. I WANT TO START WITH YOU, ANDREW. YOU PLAYED WITH JOHNNY MANZIEL FOR TWO SEASONS, BACK IN THAT 2015 SEASON, THERE WERE A LOT OF QUARTERBACKS ON THAT ROSTER.>>YES.>>WHO WAS THE BEST QUARTERBACK ON THAT CLEVELAND BROWNS TEAM?>>I THINK JOHNNY WAS THE MOST TALENTED QUARTERBACK AND JOSH McCOWN WOULD TELL YOU JOHNNY POSSESSED SOME OF THE ABILITIES THAT WERE EXTREMELY SPECIAL THAT NOT A LOT OF QUARTERBACKS HAVE. HIS FEEL FOR THE GAME, SOME OF THE THROWS WE WOULD MAKE. HE WAS ONE OF THE TALENTS IF HE HAD THE RIGHT MAKEUP AS FAR AS HOW HE WENT ABOUT BEING A PROFESSIONAL AT THAT TIME, AND WITHOUT SOME OF THE PERSONAL ISSUES, HIS OFF THE FIELD CONCERNS, OR HIS MENTAL DISABILITY, I THINK HE WOULD HAVE BEEN A TOP TIER QUARTERBACK AND A GUY THAT WE WOULD STILL BE TALKING ABOUT HOW GREAT HE IS NOW BUT WITHOUT THAT HE’S IN THE POSITION HE IS NOW AND NOT A GUY THAT’S IN THE LEAGUE.>>OBVIOUSLY NO SECRET ESPECIALLY HERE ON THIS SET THAT JOSH McCOWN AS A PERSON IS ONE OF THE BEST IN THE LEAGUE, BUT HE HAS A JOB RIGHT NOW THE NEW YORK JETS, $10 MILLION DEAL FOR ONE YEAR AND YOU LOOK AT THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN HIM AND JOHNNY. FROM YOUR EYES AND FROM YOUR EXPERIENCE OF PLAYING, YOU WOULD SAY THAT JOHNNY MANZIEL WAS THE BETTER QUARTERBACK.>>YES FOR SURE. I’M TELLING YOU JOSH WOULD SAY THE SAME THING. JOSH HAS BEEN INCREDIBLE IN THIS ROAD BACK FOR JOHNNY, BECAUSE THEY ARE GOOD FRIENDS. THEY TALK FREQUENTLY AND EVEN WHEN THINGS WERE AS BAD AS THEY COULD BE, JOSH WAS ALWAYS THE GUY AS HE WAS FOREVER A LOT OF GUYS JOHNNY COULD CALL AND DEPEND ON. SO IT IS NOT FAR-FETCHED TO SAY JOSH WOULD ALSO SAY THAT JOHNNY MANZIEL HAS THE MAKEUP TO BE AN NFL QUARTERBACK AND HE IS VERY TALENT>>ONE OF THE THINGS THAT IS IMPORTANT TO POINT OUT BECAUSE I’M SURE THERE’S EYE ROLLING WHENEVER WE TALK ABOUT JOHNNY MANZIEL MAKING A COMEBACK. I SEE IT ON TWITTER A LOT EVEN IN THE WAKE OF THIS PIECE. AND THERE IS A HEALTHY AMOUNT OF SKEPTICISM THAT IS ALLOWED.>>SHOULD BE.>>THERE SHOULD BE, AND ALSO HAVE THAT SAME FEELING, SO THIS IS NOT WE’RE TRYING TO SAY JOHNNY MANZIEL IS BACK, THAT HE’S GOING TO BE ON AN NFL ROSTER SOON. HE HAS A LOT OF WORK TO DO AND WHAT TEAMS THAT I’VE TALKED TO WANT TO SEE IS SUSTAINED RELIABILITY AND ACCOUNTABILITY.>>RIGHT.>>PERSONALLY, I THINK THAT’S ULTIMATELY GOING TO MEAN HE HAS TO GO TO THE CFL TO GET THERE. THE SPRING LEAGUE BY THE WAY, MAYBE YOU DON’T KNOW, IT’S A SPRING DEVELOPMENTAL LEAGUE, AN OPPORTUNITY FOR HIM TO SHOW SOME TEAMS HE MAYBE STILL HAS IT PHYSICALLY BUT MENTALLY IT’S GOING TO TAKE LONGER TO PROVE TO NFL TEAMS THAT HE HAS IT. THAT’S WHY I THINK THEY WANT TO SEE HIM PROVE IT BUT HEY.>>IT’S A LEAGUE THAT YOU HAVE TO PAY TO PLAY, TOO. IT ISN’T JUST THAT HE’S GOING OUT THERE GETTING PAID TO DO THIS. HE’S PAYING TO PLAY IN THE LEAGUE.>>AND HE HAD A CHANCE. THAT’S THE THING. PEOPLE LOOK AT THIS AND SAY JOHNNY MANZIEL WAS ON TOP OF THE WORLD AND HE HAD THE PRIVILEGE TO PLAY IN THE NFL, AND HE DIDN’T TAKE ADVANTAGE OF THAT HE HAD. WE TALKED ABOUT McCOWN, THE PROFESSIONALISM OF HOW HE APPROACHED EACH AND EVERY DAY. IF JOHNNY MANZIEL CAN PROVE THAT HE’S A PROFESSIONAL, JUST A PROFESSIONAL, THAT HE’LL GET UP IN THE MORNING, EL’ DO THE RIGHT THING, STAY OFF THE STREETS, DO WHATEVER, AT SOME POINT SOME GIVE THEM THE CHANCE BECAUSE LIKE YOU SAID THE TALENT IS THERE, AND TEAMS ARE BASED ON ACQUIRING AS MUCH TALENT AS THEY POSSIBLY CAN AND THE MOST FORGIVING LEAGUE IN THE WORLD WHEN YOU CAN PLAY, THEY WILL FORGIVE YOU.>>I HOPE IT’S REAL AND I HOPE THIS IS TRUE.>>I THINK ONE WAY YOU GOT TO LOOK AT THIS, THIS IS A GUY WHO PLAYED IN THE LOCKER ROOM WITH HIM, WE LOOKED AT AND TALK ABOUT HIM LIKE HE’S FALLEN FROM GRACE. FROM A FOOTBALL STANDPOINT THAT’S TRUE BUT HIS PERSONAL LIFE HE’S THE BEST HE’S EVER BEEN. HE’S IN THE NFL, NOT A STARTING QUARTERBACK BUT WHO IS HE AS A PERSON HE’S ON TOP OF THE WORLD IN THAT REGARD.>>STILL TO COME GUYS HERE ON “NFL LIVE” GIANCARLO STANTON CRUSHED HIS YANKEES DEBUT YESTERDAY, TWO HOMERS. WE’LL TALK ABOUT THE NEW NFL NEW TEAM DEBUT.>>BACK TO THROW, HAS TIME, AIRS>>>HERE’S GIANCARLO STANTON IN HIS FIRST AT-BAT WITH THE NEW YORK YANKEES. THE BALL IS GONE! SEE YA! WHAT A BEGINNING FOR STANTON!>>3-2. DEEP CENTER. THERE IT GOES! SEE YA! A MONSTER BLAST BY STANSTON, HIS SECOND OF THE GAME.>>WHAT A DEBUT.>>BACK HERE ON “NFL LIVE.” WHAT A DEBUT FOR STANTON IN NEW YORK. YOU THINK DEREK JETER IS IN MIAMI THINKING MAYBE WE SHOULD HAVE KEPT HIM DOWN HERE? MAYBE NOT. THIS IS A FOOTBALL SHOW SO WE’RE GOING TO TALK ABOUT NFL DEBUTS AFTER CHANGING TEAMS, WHO CAME OUT ON FIRE? WELL IN 2013, ANQUAN BOLDIN DID. 13 RECEPTIONS, A TOUCHDOWN AND A 34-28 WIN AGAINST THE PACKERS. 2004, TERRELL OWENS WENT FROM THE COWBOYS TO THE EAGLES, RIGHT, SO IN HIS DEBUT AGAINST THE GIANTS, EIGHT RECEPTIONS, 68 YARDS, THREE TOUCHDOWNS, 31-17 WIN AGAINST NEW YORK.>>DIDN’T GET NO BETTER THAN THAT.>>HALL OF FAMER.>>ABSOLUTELY.>>SPEAKING OF HALL OF FAMER, RANDY MOSS 2005, HE WENT FROM THE VIKINGS TO THE RAIDERS. HIS DEBUT, I’D SAY PRETTY GOOD. FIVE RECEPTIONS, 130 YARDS, AND A TOUCHDOWN AGAINST THE PATRIOTS. THEN REMEMBER IN 2007 — >>YEAH!>>HE WENT TO THE PATS. WELL, HE HAD NINE RECEPTIONS IN THIS GAME, 183 YARDS, AND A TOUCHDOWN AGAINST THE NEW YORK JETS, WHAT BETTER TEAM.>>HOW WAS THAT TO CHASE THAT GUY?>>HE JUST SCORED A TOUCHDOWN.>>SO EASY. 2002, HUH? RICKY WILLIAMS TRADED FROM THE SAINTS, WENT TO MIAMI. HIS DEBUT, 111 RUSHING YARDS, 20 RUSHES, TWO TOUCHDOWNS AGAINST THE DETROIT LIONS.>>AFTER THATGAME.>>HIGH ABOUT ’93 JOE MONTANA. TRADED TO THE CHIEFS FROM THE NINERS, IN HIS DEBUT, FIRED 14 OF 21, 246 YARDS, THREE TOUCHDOWNS, ZERO INTERCEPTIONS. THEY BLEW THEM OUT 27-3 AGAINST THE TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS. LET’S GO BACK TO THE ’80s, JEFF, YOU CAN SPEAK TO THIS, 1989.>>OH.>>JUST KIDDING. HER SHELL WALKER TRADED TO THE VIKINGS FROM THE COWBOYS, 18 RUSHING YARDS, 148 YARDS, EXCUSE ME 18 RUSHES, OF COURSE THIS IS WEEK SIX AGAINST THE PACKERS.>>GROWN MAN.>>BACK WHEN I WAS 8 YEARS OLD. YOU SEE THAT?>>ALL RIGHT SO, SOME OF THE TOP PLAYS HERE. DARREN, START WITH YOU HERE. WHAT IS THE TOP ONE FOR YOU?>>IT’S GOING KIRK COUSINS. WE’RE TALKING ABOUT THE MOST ANTICIPATED FREE AGENT PROBABLY IN THE HISTORY OF FOOTBALL, TALKING ABOUT KIRK COUSINS AND WHO BET ON HIMSELF TO GET OUT THERE. MAN, KIRK COUSINS IS A GUY THAT IS THE MOST ANTICIPATED START THIS YEAR, PLAYING FOR THE MINNESOTA VIKINGS WITH THE WEAPONS THAT HE HAS. STEPHON DIGGS WIDE RECEIVER, KYLE RUDOLPH, DALVIN COOK. HE’S GOING TO BE SURROUNDED BY TALENT. CAN HE TAKE THEM TO THE NEXT LEVEL?>>HE BETTER.>>YOU’RE MOST EXCITED ABOUT WHICH DEBUT?>>RICHARD SHERMAN AND THE SAN FRANCISCO 49ers, GOES TO A RIVAL WITHIN A DIVISION. MORE THAN HE BRINGS THE MENTALITY OF THE DEFENSE, SO MUCH EXCITEMENT AROUND THAT FRANCHISE. JIMMY GAROPPOLO, THEY’RE MAKING ALL KIND OF MOVES IN FREE AGENCY IS WHAT I’M MOST EXCITED ABOUT.>>I WANT TO SEE HOW SEAN McVAY HANDLES THE RAMS DEFENSE WITH ALL THE ALPHA MALE PERSONALITIES, SUH, PETERS, TALIB. I’M NOT THINKING OF ONE PLAYER, I’M THINKING THE WHOLE DEFENSE BECAUSE ALL OF A SUDDEN THE RAMS ARE LOADING UP, BUT THEY’RE LOADING UP WITH SOME BIG EGOS.>>HOW IS THAT LOCKER ROOM GOING TO BE?>>THAT’S WHAT I’M SAYING.>>YOU’RE SAYING IT IN A HOW’S THAT GONNA WORK?>>HEY, BEEN — >>IN THE ’90s THE COWBOYS WERE SAYING THAT.>>THAT IS A GREAT POINT!>>I’M JUST SAYING YOU HAVE SOME PERSONALITIES YOURSELVES.>>THAT’S JOSH ROSEN, DON’T GET US FOOLED.>>>JUST WHEN YOU THOUGHT IT WAS SAFE TO COME BACK, THEY’RE BACK. THE HASSELBECK BROTHERS ARE HERE. MATT, WITH HE’LL START WITH YOU.>>YOU KNOW WHO IS JEALOUS, YOUR THIRD BROTHER, NATHANIEL. DOES YOUR MOM MIX YOU UP?>>NO, JUST YOU.>>YOU GOT THE BUTTON?>>I HAVE A BUTTON AND PREPARED TO USE IT.>>YOU’RE TRYING TO MAKE A GOOD VALID POINT. TIM IS NOT PAYING THE APPROPRIATE AMOUNT OF ATTENTION. YOU NEED THE BUTTON? YOU SEE WHAT THEY’RE TRYING TO DO ALREADY?>>I’M GOING TO DISAGREE.>>YOUR FOOTBALL MOVES AND MY FOOTBALL MOVES.>>THAT’S RIGHT.>>THAT’S JOSH ROSEN. [ BUZZER ]>>GET MY BOY.>>THAT IS A PARTY.>>GET IT!>>THAT’S TOMMY BAHAMA AND BOBBY BERMUDA?>>BOBBY BERMUDA.>>IN THAT GAME, I PLAYED IT IN THREE TIMES. THAT’S AN EMOTIONAL DAY.>>YOU THINK ABOUT QUARTERBACKS.>>QUARTERBACKS. MINE’S FOR SALE RIGHT NOW.>>I DON’T KNOW WHICH ONE IS FOR SALE.>>OKAY, HERE WE GO.>>PLEASE. A >>A LITTLE TOO MUCH SOCIAL MEDIA FOR ME. WHO IS MISSING? OH!>>OOH, THAT WAS A BURN. WE WERE LOOKING AT THE PICTURES AND SEE WHAT COACHES WEREN’T THERE AND NAMING ALL THREE OF THEM AND MATT SAID OH, JOSH McDANIELS.>>OH, WOW.>>HE WASN’T THERE, OKAY.>>ALL RIGHT THAT WILL DO

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