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Howie discusses how impressive Michael Vick has been and previews Week 12 matchups.
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I can't -- a joke for Duke will we get decent chance to sit visit as let your perspective on that and I've got the Green Bay Atlanta game this week where it went four to Green Day. In my mind Mike McCarthy it's the halfway point coach -- year you have anything of that statement I think he did pretty good job. Sadly I'm interested in talking to you about claim that every top might see this guy play -- just -- more more -- You regularly if he's a perfect -- I think you have to go into the background of claim that he used to kind of get a little bit of an insight into his emotional makeup. Here's a guy who walked on USC. You know in Staten and were great players that wasn't his uncle. -- hall of Famer. It's an assembly bloodlines. For three years he sits behind Brian -- Starts to build himself up physically. Doesn't look dislike the same guy a year -- that he did walking his freshman as none of us do. And they can get a get a shot at -- year and then another backer comes and they they put him in front of clay -- I think USC got upset pretty badly in week three senior year in. They finally decided to make some changes within the game and Clayton started making plays and the rest is history in terms USC. He gets Green Bay and had a great come by before Green Bay and he's off the charts on intensity quickness. Walked out the whole nine yards. I think he's kind of the kind of played a lot like his dad only more of a pass rusher. Like the Tasmanian devil and -- played right outside linebackers rookie was. Extremely successful I thought he should have been the rookie of the year at -- division inside barker and outside backer the -- -- so much more than him. Chance to impact the game. And they did something in his second year that I thought was uninteresting that he wasn't really -- aboard was right away. They moved him from right outside linebacker left outside linebacker. And he has played lights out over there and when he's not. Involved in the play he's involved in disrupting the play in and I always look at great players and these units and offensive minded guy. The first thing you can do and you sit down the room in -- game planning for the next point it is you have to -- yourself we have to take care -- if you're talking about Green Bay. The number one person got to take care is quite matches the number two person you have to know where he did it's. Is -- safety. What's -- it like Polamalu Pope he's like get read that you hadn't Baltimore. The only difference would Woodson is fortunate -- better run blitzer pass rusher and they use him in conjunction. Lists. What Matthews all of blow a lot of blitzes inside blitzes wrist and the Mets saw I think he did extort. Gary Player do you see I see so much of his coach Kevin -- coach you mean green bit particularly with that that we bring those arms together. Haven't signed up and goes one side -- the other I mean that's got Kevin -- written all over. Yeah I think Kevin has had a real positive impact on him and if there's a guy you bring up he's got a hundred and sixty some sacks in a lot of folks don't know -- -- ever green. Not Lawrence Taylor not Ricky Jackson. What Kevin Greene has the most at all times and outside linebacker and people need to start talking about Kevin Greene's world number agree but he did something also on this offseason. He trained and you know we need to get to a kid -- credit because it's hard not to about it I don't know -- it is open the door there. If he's just amazing. But he trained BM MA stuff where's Jay and -- I think chasing the impact is greater than in that it truly is but I think the one aspect of -- and make stuff leverage and hand movement. And -- utilize your hands to. Violently ward also are also two blockers and I think that's -- -- The love this -- -- at a early in defeat and sit with them so humble could coach. -- -- -- ten sacks -- number I think I had no clue what do last year not right on so excited about playing this year 'cause like private bank. I know little -- more I can't wait to see what I can do what what -- -- he has spent this battle adjusting to -- because. Both are desperate. Maybe that's all worked to get home field advantage could boat show. The -- the -- who want to go to Green Bay nobody but I probably should you don't wanna -- that don't mature adult I've seen -- like they are people inside that bill. -- Matt Matt Ryan has -- home. Their defense plays much better at home. Roddy White told the whole setup that they're just comfortable there in Atlanta and and we all know Green -- I mean I've played up there movies late December and it's been 25 below and we did the NFC championship game up there -- few years ago was the Giants upsetting green -- -- there going on the Super Bowl winning Super Bowl. It's not an easy place to play and certainly I think this regain that. Really a lot of lot a lot riding on home field advantage in this particular game. Yeah and they say they don't wanna think about that -- one game at a time -- you know they are thinking about it but switch gears talk about Philadelphia one. -- Chicago. -- put some two yeah and one that's happened become more slowly. Peyton Manning Drew Brees Tom Brady Michael Vick. It's right now for this season or a football term which though which -- toward detect. Well for this season. Right now I'd I'd probably take. Peyton Manning or Tom Brady. I you know I think we talked a lot about -- the commercial this past week and yeah and the in you know this and I noticed you don't do what Michael Vick has done this year. You don't go away from the game for the better part of three years and come back. And played better. We start decades ago -- it's you know Ted Williams. Than usual leaving the game and going to -- and country. The only contemporary. Person I've talked about this on Sunday. Is is Josh Hamilton down Texas Rangers and you know on his own doing like Michael Vick. Struggled with -- -- was out of the game for the better part 34 years and comes back and he's the ALCS. MVP and probably going to be the American League MVP. The thing that scares me about Michael's victory all along with his play. Is he expose himself being injured more than any quarterback in the NFL that's one and number two from a long term standpoint. You have to -- -- -- zero tolerance policy and if there was a pass to be given. It was probably given. In regard to that birthday party shooting and that you know was no fault it is but you know. Why have a birthday party were -- paying theory it just wasn't a smart move and I think he's learned his lesson there so he's on the street -- fine but at some point they're going to get to. When you run as recklessly he doesn't he does and that's what makes him special and that's his style of football. You know productive Bryant that we are going to get -- at some point like they did the first Washington game down on the one yard line. And that's why they need to -- on deck and that's why when you're talking about what we do is Michael Vick contractually. Long term while collective bargaining agreement. We're gonna have more -- probably is they're going to be a franchise tag probably. The right thing to do to give a long term deal the smart thing to do might be different chosen. That the number now but I know a lot of pride in it. What would you rather do would you rather lock him up to. Peyton Manning. You know Tom Brady kind of deal long term and and then lose -- needed to injuries or lose him to suspension. You have paid out about any way to look at the -- duplicate what the franchise number is. Look at two or three years to say that's where again if you can be right now and negotiate that behind you right it's not a that's not a bad week ago. You're at it tell me this. Why can't we jump on board Chicago. While we all -- a man I don't mean Colombian that I should just save myself the I this site seem to be in the majority their somebody you know what why why are we -- hasn't that you know what you -- -- both -- Scott who is -- good football team on defense. In special teams they're frightening. Particularly in the return game. I think when you're a team that's you know -- we can call it whatever we'd like to call it but in the first 78 weeks of the season. They were dis functional and often. And -- it it really didn't make a lot of sense to me. Excuse me. They played five different offensive line combinations and I and I -- Mike Tyson at a Mike ties to protect the keys he. He's a guy that age you and I both know probably want to pound the ball a little bit more than they did the first 78 weeks. And stubbornly date date the pass run ratio was out of whack particularly when you consider the fact. That they struggled in the offensive line twists. You know combinations. You know five different offensive line combination to getting started back in the game versus Buffalo in its natural spot at right guard. That had kind of a domino effect on them and they commit to run even -- last week they weren't great on the -- The numbers on the run at least two people -- -- -- -- Mike Martz is a -- that Iran's complex system and he's gonna you know wide receivers. And it takes time to adjust to it if they can kind of figured things out on offense and kinda get back up to where that defense already is awarded special teams are they are scared. Jay Cutler remind me a little Vinny Testaverde and that you let Vinny or -- -- ball 45 times you're gonna get all of what they are which. Which probably needs three touchdown probably as many interceptions. You'll run the ball and give them 3035. Throat. You got a chance to maybe get no touchdowns without an interception -- decent pretty run music that formula could be very big for -- He's pretty good physically -- Betancourt. All -- -- and and people don't realize. How athletic he is the end and how well he throws on the move. And that's something Mike Shanahan took great advantage of and that's something Mike Martz typically doesn't like to do but I think you know I go back to the same thing why not adapt some things for the talent that you have. And I think they got a I'm characteristic of Mike Martz offense they gotta get Greco and more all they did last week. He's probably the best. Receiver they have they go vertical with Hester Knox picked the top off the defense that the tide -- the got actual a little bit more final question for. New York Giants. Yet and we've seen this movie before. Six -- that the -- open. You know I I'd like everyone that's a few weeks back I had my concerns. 45 weeks back. And they seem to have turned the corner. They turn the corner on defense. -- you know here's here's the issue that I had to the issue I -- is -- -- level my approach. Love them -- the way he runs -- is his passion. Look what he brings to that football team. But it's little -- versus big trucks. Going down the road thirty miles an hour. -- -- On the same impact at thirty miles an hour is gonna win that battle inevitably. They had uncharacteristically. Well all large number of turnovers that's. That's not a Tom Coughlin. -- team. He preaches the numbers. In terms of turnovers in the impact it has on the game. I think you're gonna be there at the end I hope they are because I think -- good football team. That's something they need to get worked out but in addition to that though I have my concerns that. A back that's sides who runs hard as he -- And is recklessly -- he does. Can he last the long haul. Because what -- -- Brandon Jacobs. He's really just kind of nobody cares if you get -- game. It's it's not a lot of suited to -- car seats compared to approach. While we need to get that bounced just for the long all the back in the New York scares me a little bit too much about Jacksonville take advantage of -- but their secondary. Have a little concerned on the rest another -- a wide receiver mode and that's that's the main reason that that I questioned board. We could we have seen this before from some things are -- to lose to keep it that that's the big loss for the how have always I really enjoyed man would do this yet but -- partner take care. Appreciate it all right.