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Episode 25 · 1 year ago

NFL - AFC 2020 Predictions - Episode 24

ABOUT THIS EPISODE

Hamish is joined by new guest to the show, Mustafa Akbar-Rahim or Mussy, to discuss the AFC divisions ahead of the upcoming 2020 NFL season and make a few bold predictions and tell some stories along the way.

Cheese settle. Welcome back to theon the ball podcast. This is episode twenty four of the show. TodayI'm joined by new guest. Will See, must far welcome at thanks right,thanks for having me. Yeah, so it's coming up to exam period, so we should be studying, shouldn't? We will see, but we feltlike having a bit of a chat about the NFL because that's more ofa priority than exam revision. Sure thing. So last week we talked about theNFC conference with Pilch and Curtis and today we'll be chatting to about theAFC conference. I reckon, we just get strange it once again. I'dlike to mention that there's still some free agency signings that haven't been made,so that may affect our predictions like in the future, but this is howwe're feeling right now. So let's just start with the AFC north. Solast year the Ravens finished on top and the steels, browns and Bengals.So have you got the right ravens finishing on top again? I've got theravens the finishing on top, followed by Cleveland browns. Well, yeah,Pittsburgh, and followed by Cincinnati. Yeah, exact same. So why do youreckon the browns will finish? Second they've got a new coach. That'smy yeah, first thing this this I think the biggest problem last season wasthe hype, the amount of higher they were given and then, like evenI was in that hype, like I was like, hush, they aregoing to win the Super Bowl. Then like nothing happened, same old Cleveland. Yeah, yeah, I definitely a rumor. You heard a rumor.I'm an Tonio Brown might be coming there. Really, I don't know if it'strue or anything, but late that would give them pretty good look too. Good wide receivers and a qubing. It's pretty good offer. You askedme. Yeah, yeah, they're their offenses amazing. Like they've got nickchob cream hunt, yeah, Javis Landry. Then they signed Austin Hooper from Atlanta. So they've got weapons all over the offense. And they had issueswith the Oline last year, like Baker Mayfield kept getting sacked and stuff.But they've drafted one in the first round and then they picked up I thinkit's from the Tennessee Titans. They're their offensive tackle, so that should helpout Baker Mayfield a bit. Yeah, the steelers. They're probably not goingto be worse. They're probably going to be similar lit to last year.But I think they agree with you. I agree with you. Yeah,big, Big Ben his back, but I do agree with you that thebrands will leap frog. Yeah, steers, James Conner and Juju were bit likeinjured last year, so being back to full fitness for them might helpthem. Yeah, like, but yeah, me, the thing was they hadone of the worst, like one of the worst offensive last year andthey still like nearly managed to get into the playoffs. Yeah, so withthose guys back, that they are a chance. Yeah. Yeah, theywent eight nate, as you said, and they had like Mason Rudolph forhalf most of the year. So their defense is like their main weapon,almost. But yeah, so that their defense will probably still be as good. But I just think the browns are going to be a little bit betterthis year. Of course, I think the browns look last season, asI said before, there was a lot of hype. This season, Idon't think a lot of people have expectations. Yeah, browns moved on to likethe cardinals and stuff, exactly something like. It gives them that chanceto you know, people are like before everyone would was with us. Noweveryone is like kind of rooting against us. You know, let's prove them wrong. Yeah, that's actually a good point. So Ravens First, notreally. It was pretty much a no brain, or wasn't it? MeanMamma Jackson is on track to winning an MVP this year. Yeah, andI mean the rest of the the rest of the Ross roster is I'm fullof of individuals that are like at their peak and like they are going tolead this part. They're going to lead. They have seen north. We knowit. Yeah, I think they'll easily do it again. They theyfinished on top last year by six wins. This year I think browns will getmore than eight wins, which was yeah, Pittsburgh, we're in secondlast year with eight wins. You Hope, you hope. Yeah, I reckonbrowns might be looking for like maybe ten wins. Yeah, they are. They do have to play the NFC east, which is one of theeasier divisions in the league. Yeah, like you've got Washington and New Yorkgiants and stuff. So I reckon the...

...browns can maybe get ten wins.Ravens probably Sibilt to last year. Maybe fourteen I reckon. They could evenlook at fifteen wins, if I'm honest. Yeah, and I just on thedefensive end. They need some improvements. The Ravens. Yeah, they havemade some improvements, but, like I'm still not convinced. Yeah,it's weird. They have on paper their defense is awesome, but there werea few games last year where they kind of got into like high scoring shootouts. Yeah, and that's the long thing you want. Yeah, I don'tthat's kind of weird because they are meant to be a good defensive team,but there were a few games last year where they just conceded heaps. Well, like the Kansas game. Whatever. What are you predict for Bolton?Do you rect when the conference? Yeah, Mike, end to it a bitmore later, but yeah, they're probably my pick to win the conference, if I'm honest. Who? Okay, I think. Yeah, we'll discussa later, but I actually think they have C is pretty bad thisyear. But yeah, and then the bank was in fourth. Oh,I mean that once again, like they've got no brain. They've got agood qub but it's going to take time. Yeah, exactly. One's like whatnow they're going to win it? They're going to win it home,like the people. This is the thing that happened with Baker Mayfield when hegot to Cleveland. Yeah, and like, okay, Joe Borrow, he's anestablished player's he was at Lsu one everything at Elise, who and likeis considered to be a very good qb. But College bus, College story,college on football is very different to NFL. Yeah, exactly. It'sa whole different level and we see all the time. We see a lotof draftbus, bus stops and everything really weak. One is when, evenpre preseason, when we have those games and he's playing, that's when willreally get an understanding of where he is and where the team is. Yeah, they only one two matches last year. You'd hope they maybe win three orfour this year. Surely a little bit of an improvement. Well,we're rebuilding season for them. Yeah, hundred percent. Yeah, let goof one of a long time qb that was there for a long time.I forgot his name, but Andy Dolt, he was there for a long time. He was a yeah, okay, like mean change had to be madeand they did that. They took the took a good leap and Ilike they've got Joe Borrow now and they can build the team around him.Yeah, they've actually got a pretty good offense if I want. Like Idon't know too much about their own line, but they've got Joe Mixon and runningback and then they've got Aj Green, Agile Boyd of got a lot ofgood wide receivers. So they might be able to score some points,but I'm not sure about their defense being able to stop players. So definitely, definitely fourth and in the division. I think it's pretty much a guaranteein our in my notes I was I'm reading and stuff and I wrote downlike they the offensive line had clearing issues. Yeah, and same with the defensivelike team and they have an um really picked up anyone to help thatOline the defense. They've picked up one safety and a linebacker in the draft, but like that's probably not going to make too much of a difference exactly. Look, apart from Joe Borrow, there's no one really that they've pickedup. Like they're saying, yeah, we had a great draft, butthat's because you picked Joe Borrow. Yeah, they're probably be apart from Joe Barrow, they're probably biggest. Other move was franchise tagging Aj Green and Makhim stay another year, so they're probably easily for. I think they'll bequite a gap between the Bangles and the steelers. Do you recogid can beatthe steelers? It's tough. Maybe because the thing is the bangles defense isin great than the steelers offense is in great either. Yeah, I'd probablystill back the steelers. It depends. So usually I don't know the actualschedule, but usually the division matches happened at the start of the season andthe end. Yeah, so this the first one at a hundred percent saysteelers, but then the second one I wouldn't be surprised if the Bengals beatthem. But yeah, just in general, I definitely think steals will get morewins. Let's hope, I think. Yeah. Yeah, I think thesteals will comfortably beat teams like the Jaguars, the red skins the giants, whereas the Bengals it might be a little bit more difficult for them tosecure wins like that. Would a guess. The Jaguars. Well, they probablyshould be the Jaguars. You never know. They only one too muchas last year. Yeah, so that yeah, that divisions pretty easy topredict. I think the only thing is whether the steelers and browns finish.It's in that order that we picked exactly, because it's very close between the steelersand browns. Yeah, but the Ravens first and the bengals fourth.I I think they're safe bets. Now...

...we move on to the AFC east. This is arguably the worst division in the whole league this year, apparently. Yeah. Yeah, so last year we had the Patriots, who finishedtwelve and four. However, people are predicting them to go like four winsthis year. Yeah, because it they've lost Tom Brady, Jamie Collins,Carl Vnoy, Philip Dorset, Danny Shelton. They've technically lost Rob Gronkowski, eventhough didn't play last year, last everyone. Yeah, and they actuallyhaven't added anyone apart from the draft. So you know what? That remindsme of what you remember? The Chicago Bulls? Yeah, if I wasn'talive, but I know that I've watching the potry after Jordan Hippin, theyall left. They were bad. Really. Yeah, that is true. Theonly difference is they let Phil Jackson go where they're still got built belichick. That's what that's I mean they've got a new QB. Yeah, butlike I'm Jarrett, I'm sure ITTT's did n't. Yeah, I'm not expectinga lot. He's he was a fourth round picked in the two thousand andnineteen draft. Yeah, and when Alburn so I mean he was more ofa backup. Yeah, definitely. He's only played two professional games. Yeah, and the thing is the attack around him is not great. Like JulianNeedlman's the only guy that. He's pretty old now's. Yeah, exactly.Then Sonny, Sony Michelle. He's kind of promised a lot, but he'snever really done too much. The defense was still probably be really good,even though they've lost three or four good, good key players from that defense.mean the courtney brothers are going to still be there. So I mean, yeah, exactly. It's going to be good for them. Yeah.So where do you have the Patriots coming? I've got patriots third. Yeah,I've done the same, I think. I'll be honest, it was prettyrisky pick from me. I don't know if you found it risky aswell, but I'd say they're a lot more likely to come second, butI actually reckon they'll come third. Well, I'll be honest, this is ateam that's without Tom Brady, without a lot of good plays that youmentioned. They're probably going to go into rebuilding as well. Yeah. So, like I would say third, I don't expect them to beat Buffalo.Yeah, no chance, I don't think. I don't think they'll be able toscore any points against Buffalo. I mean, but we don't know.I mean like this Jarrod's didn't go. He could be like yeah, thatguy that. You could be the same. He could be like that guy.What's in it? The giants? Dander Jones? Yeah, I meansecond week he came in and performance, he put on seal the deal thathe was a good qb, but no one had ever heard of him becauseof Elo Manning. Then when you like starting position and then Daniel Jones puton a show. Yeah, but and also, like it's bill belcheck.You can't write him off really, luckily. Yeah. So I think people whoare saying they're going to come out and win like three matches, andme last in the AFC, I think they're like the jets are there.Yeah, I think they're underestimating bill belichick. Yeah, the defense of the Patriots. But yeah, I've got them in third. They're going to bea really boring team to watch. I do not want to watch them play. They're going to probably score like ten points a game and then they're justgoing to try and keep their opponents to less than ten points a game.It's not mon't be fun to watch. But I'm want Brady to leave pullon this and his career here like God. Yeah, it's a bit weird sayingit. It team, but it's like Jordan seeing Jordan play for Washington. But now we can find out if it was brady or belicheck this wholetime. Who is actually the one with the magic. Yeah, that's thegood thing. Yeah, I wish he may be left a bit earlier inhis career, though, because now he's all like past his prime, sohe probably won't. But the team he's gone to, yeah, they're veryyoung team. Yeah, it's true. They have they have good offensive players. Yeah, I was having a look at a couple of those. I'vementioned to you this before. They have a guy named John Franklin. Thethird I don't know if I've never heard of this, the Netflix serious lastchance you you tell him that, and I'm so he got. He gotwhat's got drafted to them. I think it was some Chicago bears and thengot traded to them. What's the team Tom Brady's at again? The buccanters, buccan's and he was a QB and they converted him into a wide receiverand I saw some of his wide receivers like footage and practice and slot likehe's pretty good. Like. They're a good team. And now, butthe ground, the bronks about? Yeah, I wouldn't say like. I wouldn'tsay it passed like. I think they'll look do really well for themdivision. Yeah, everyone's predicting them to...

...be good. I assume we bothhave the same team in first yeah, the bills. Yeah, last yearthey went ten and six, ten wins, six losses. I'll be honest.I think everyone is over hyping them. Everyone's coming out and saying like they'regoing to win fourteen matches. They're going to I mean the AFC.I've got them at eleven wins. Yeah, I agree. I think no morethan ten to eleven wins. After all, this is probably the worstof vision. They have to play the NFC west, which is the fortynine is seahawks, frands. That's a very good so I don't think they'rewinning any of those matches. And then they've got to play the AFC west, which has the chiefs. So not the easiest draw. And last year, if you look at who they beat, they beat a lot of bad teamsand didn't beat many good teams. So I think people need to goeasy on like their predictions. With bills, you know, they've made a trade. They've got steph on Diggs from minutet of yeah, that's a bigpick up. Yeah, it's like Josh Allen now has someone that he canpass to. Yeah, and they didn't really lose any players, which iskey after you last year. In a way they've done well in the rebuildingand like during the trade season, like looking for people that they are.Well, they're now that they are really good team. But I just don'tthink they're going to win like fourteen matches, like, as you said, Ithink they're more likely to win ten or eleven. Yeah, ten elevenis reasonable, but then when you're get into fourteen and stuff, it's toomuch. Yeah, like for me they're nowhere near as good as like Kansasin Baltimore. No Way, you mean it's going to take time. Yeah, next where the jets came third last year. We've both got them infourth, I think. Yeah, they're not doing much. There's doing nothing. Absolutely yeah. Well, mostly other teams who were at their level lastyear went out did heaps of pickups and they've done absolutely nothing. And thething is it's become a pattern. They haven't been doing anything for the lasttwo three seasons. Yeah, well, yeah, I don't expect much fromthem this season. They're going to finish fourth. That's what I believe.Yeah, they did go seven and nine last year and Sam Donald Miss likefive weeks and then Leveon Bell was injured for quite a lot of it aswell. So maybe, who knows, maybe they'll come out and be good. But do you like patriots? Sorry, you reckon they'll beat the Patriots.Now. I don't think they're attacks good enough to beat the Patriots.Any team. Do you think they'll be any team in the AFC's I thinkthey could be. I think they could win one match out of the sixmatches. Like I think they could beat the dolphins or patriots once, butit's it. And then the NFC west. They're not going to have much successthere. They might get some wins against like the charges, the Broncos, teams like that. But yeah, I don't know. You think youdon't expect them to beat some of the big teams? Nah, I don'tthink they have the upset ability. To be honest, that's reasonable understand,but who knows? They do go seven and nine last year and they've gota young quarterback, so maybe they'll improve. Yeah, I've got them in fourthand then we've both gone the dolphins in second, which is a bigcall. It's a ring lasts. It's a Cinderella story, bit like thecardinals and the browns last year. They did well in the draft. Yeah, they did do really well. They went five and eleven last year andthey were basically tanking. So I think it's pretty good effort tanking and Ibut they would a new qb to what his name to us on to attackof the lower was at Alabama last year. He's around one, pick five andyeah, he's an all American. I mean he's the whole package.Yeah, he can definitely think I reckon he's better than Joe Barrow. I'vesaid this on another podcast, but I don't know. Mean Joe Borrow isgood man, but well, yeah, he is a beast, especially whathe did at Lsu. Yeah, towards on that level, but they notbetter than him. Yeah, however, to is going to be injured,I believe, for the first like month or something. Actually, I don'tthink he's injured. I think they just got to rest him because he's comingback from a big injury. But WHO's the Miami my writing? Fitzpatrick?Okay, because and he got them to five wins last year, so hewill do a good job. But yeah, as you said, they had agreat draft. They had, they thanks, seven kicks three round one. Yes, seven picks in the first three rounds, I think. Andthey added a lot of good players. Added Kyle Vanoi from the Patriots,one of the best linebackers. They added Byron Jones from the cowboys, WHO'sand now they've probably got arguably the best quarterback duo with his Xavi and Howardand Byron Jones. This is what I...

...say. People were giving them alot of crap last year. Yeah, a lot of people giving them craplast year and the year before, and they've just been rebuilding and like thisseason they're coming in and they're looking a lot better, a lot better and, like I get. A lot of people are saying that, you know, you're predicting too much, that I don't expect. You're expecting too muchof them. Not Really. Last year was a rebuilt we all knew thatthey weren't that good, that they were atrocious, and they still won fivematches. So people, people like step Steven Asmith, was like they're goingto go sixty zero, zero to sixteen. Yeah, exactly, like, okay, yeah, it's a big ask asking them to finish above the Patriots, given that the Patriots had seven more wins than last season, but Itruly think they're a good chance to do it. Let's hope. Yeah,I like the bilphins boat teams have new QB's. Yeah, exactly, expectinga lot from book teams. Then next we've got the AFC south. Bythe way, we have to those listening me and we'll see. You havenot conferred before this. We have just randomly picked the exact same orders forthe first two divisions. Yeah, look at I think I think we mightchange here, though. I reckon. I hope so. So the orderlast year was the Texans came in first, Tennessee will one win back, andthen the colts were two wins behind Tennessee, and then the Jaguars weredown and fourth. It was pretty close last year, though. What orderdo you have it in this year? I've got the Texans First, yeah, I've got the colts second, yeah, what Tennessee? Third? Yeah,and I've got my favorite Jaguars last. No, I live there. Yourfavorite Jaguar. I told you this, like, I'm a big supporter ofthe Jaguar. was and you know the reason? Wait, why isthere? Is because of their owner. Yeah, the owname. The's alegend. Is He Pakistani? Yeah, he's pokus on a billion. What'she saving again? Something came on, I come. Yeah, right,I was so happy when I found it. o My God, that's my connectionto NFL. that. Yeah, Jaguars definitely last, though. Sorryto your beloved owner, but they are definitely last. I think they're probablybattling it out for the last in the conference with the dog with the Bangles. You know what I can't understand? But why is God Na minshew afranchise Qb? Yeah, but with you he's good, but you need someoneelse, like I told you this. They Need Cam Newton. Yeah,I don't know. I didn't go for Cam Newton. They should go forhim like he's not going anywhere and he's frustrated. You get him now and, like Gardner meant, you can learn a couple of things from this guyand then maybe in a couple of years yet, then you make him afranchise to you. Because what's it called on Cam Newton? Thirty one yearsold. He's going to play how many more years? Like could play likeeight or nine more years if he if he's fit, if he's like whatlike, realistically, five, six, seven years? Yeah, yeah,yeah, and then you could have minshew behind him learning, learning the game. And Yeah, the guy that's experienced. He's three pro bowl when, anNFL MVP and a proven match when the what else can you ask fromhim? Yeah, a hundred percent agree with you. I think it isblatant tanking from the Jaguars. They are a hundred percent going for Trevor Lawrencein the draft. Oh yeah, I told you this, remember. Idon't think anyone can argue with it. It's just facts. Like, I'msorry, gardener, into you think you're the quarterback for the next twenty yearsof the Jaguars. This is your last season. Brother. You have acome their games, they're even getting travel lawrence, or if they come secondlast, they're getting justin fields or whatever his name is. This is mything, like if the Patriots do really bed sea, like I told youthis that if the Patriots do really bed, they should go forgot. What's it? Got Travel Lawrence from Clemson. Yeah, but I don't think thePatriots will finish that low, though. Exactly. That's what I thought,like I was look off Brady's not there, then we're not going to expect muchof them. But still, yeah, I don't think they will finish last, which you'll need to finish to get Trevor Lawrence. But the thingis, wouldn't would you rather want Cam Newton or Trevor Lawrence? To behonest, I'd probably go trevel Lawrence. Why is that? Just because he'syounger? Yeah, but Cam Newton't mean you can have him for six,seven years? Who Know? And also Cam Newton has injury worries. Yeah, like you could sign him and then he could just get injured straight away, while trevel Lawrence hasn't been injured recently. That was one of the reasons whyhe'll he was let go by Carolina the injury. Yeah, but likes, like I thought Guidnimentry, he was okay, but like giving him thefranchise Qb is just putting pressure on him. Yeah, there, there's no way. They aren't tanking like that. As you said. They would becrazy, they would be psychotic to give...

...them in show prints and he's bad, but like that's too much responsibilities too early. He's not good enough,though. I don't think he showed enough incial to go. He's had acouple of this guy's better than Cam Newton's not better than Cam Muton. Yeah, exactly, and they gave away two more good defenders, Klai Campbell andAJ Boyer. If now they were like the best defense in two thousand andseventeen. They went to the AFC championship game and I'm pretty sure they've nowlost every single player from that defense. I've I've got to tell you something. They've got someone on the defense that they've got. They got Allen.Actually heard of his name. Why? I heard of his name. Whois he? He was on logic, he was on left hand. Hewent to on Texas Tech. He was with there, but like he wouldholding an arm rob Brus so they had to go. Then he came backand was team captain. So like he's more of a Cinderella Story. Yeah, and then now he's with no. I check up on these players,like John Frank when the bird and all that. But you check out allthea. You messaged it, you messaged it in the on instagram. Isa yeah, just check it out. Brother. How I hope you couldnot message them like God. I'll go like you do with Barbera's arm.He's keep barber out of this. I'm I'm kind of happy for him.I'm very happy for him. Yeah, that's that's it sounds like a nicestory, but they're definitely coming, if not last, second, last inthe conference. The Jackson Will Jack US last. I'm just saying that.Yeah, come last. All right, and now the order of the Texans, titans cults, I think, is probably the toughest choice in the AFC. I think all three of those teams are very even. They're capable.Yes, yeah, we've both got the titans third and they came second lastyear and went on a bit of a Cinderella run in the playoffs. Whydo you think they're not going to be as good as they were at theback end of last year. Well, they lost their right tackle, losttheir better cornerback and traded away drill Casey, which almost guarantees a step back theI agree with you. I don't really know why they let some oftheir best players go after they just shown what potential they have at their peak, unless their coach stinks. You can produce players at a similar level forcheaper or something. But yeah, I just backles my mind. If youlook at who they beat last year, I actually don't think they beat thatmany good teams. I think they would just lucky to come up against teamsin bad form, like they beat Kansas without my homes exactly, and theybeat the Patriots, who are in pretty bad form anyway. They lost likeMiami or something in the last round. And Yeah, I think everyone knowswhat they'll do. They'll just run down the middle with Derrick Henry and Ithink people will shut them down. However, in saying that, I do thinkthey will be very close to the colts and Texans. I don't thinkthere's they're going to be third by a long way. I think will betight. I've actually gone the cults above the Texans. The Texans have deshaunWatson, which is basically all you need to say for the Texans to sayhow good they'll be. But I feel like there's a downfall coming for theHouston Texans. Yeah, but like, why do you say that? Theytraded Deandre Hopkins? Yeah, it's true, it's true, and the coach isthe GM. Yeah, that's that's a real thing. Ever, it'sa weird move. Yeah, but the thing is, apart from Hopkins,they didn't lose anyone else, which is what's I feel like there is adownfall. That's when it comes, sooner or later. Yeah, it hasto come. But the thing is, Deshaun Watson keeps getting better, sohe kind of keeps like cutting, like canceling that that the rest of theteam being getting worse, I hope. So, yeah, they've got athey've got a weird wide receiving call. They've got like for solid wide receivers, but they've got like nothing outstanding. So it'll be interesting to see howtheir attack works. They traded Hopkins for David Johnson, obviously in probably theworst trade of all time. Well, you can thank the GM for that. Sort of mean. Yeah, exactly, but yeah, I've got them insecond. You've got them in first. Yeah, I've got the cults infirst. Cult. Then I'm pumped with Philip Rivers. Yeah, Idon't know. I just think Philip rivers is better than Brissette. I thinkthey had a lot of injuries last year. Like Marlon Mack was injured for alot of it. They're starting running back. Then Darius Leonard, who'slike arguably their best player on either side of the ball, was injured alot ty. Hilton was injured a lot. So I think if they can getthem all fit, they had they beat a lot of really good teamslast year, if you look at who they beat, and I think theyhad a really good draft. They picked...

...up Jonathan Taylor, who I thinkwas the best running back in the draft, and then Michael Pittman who, accordingto James Curtis, he is the best wide receiver in the draft,but I don't know about that personally. The off and then they got,sorry, you took then they got deforest buckner from the forty niners. That'sall I'm going to say, but I like there are still some pauses inthe defense, like even with him joining the club. Yeah, but theoffense looks great. Look, it's amazing the offense, but like defense israising some questions, even with the forest buckner joining. Yeah, diris line, it has to do a lot. Like he's almost got a carry exactly. So they've got a decent D line, like they've got buck nine. Thenthey've got Houston, but then if you look at like their quarterbacks andtheir safeties, there's not really anything special there. Well, but yeah,I don't as you, as I've kept on saying, I do think theColts Texans End Times will be very close. So yeah, like I think therecould be one or two wins separating all three of them exactly. YetNo, I agree, and that they're the what's it called the Um?Similarity in the Texans, courts and titans is very like they're very close toeach other, whereas the jail just dead last. Yeah, I think.I think out of all the winners, like winning teams of a division,I think this division will have the lowest record because they play the AFC north, so they have to play the Ravens, steels and Browns, and then theyplay the NFC north, so they have to play the packers, theVikings, the bears. Yeah, so I don't think these teams are goingto get too many wins. But do you reckon this is the top groupas it is? It's very it's very tired, like it's very close.I don't know if it's the best out I wouldn't say it's the best divisionin terms of quality, but it's very evenly spread. They're asking a lotthe yeah. So do you have anything else to say on the AFC SouthMay or, I give my own best to Jacksonville. I hope something doeshappen, but like they the best that can happen to them is they legitcome lasting. A true rights them, like winning being conference champions, wouldguard him into its season. Downs they win every game and we're like,Oh my God, we got that wrong. May It's so annoying, though,because they're tanking, but they're just wasting bloody Leonard Fournette in his prime. It's like let the guy leave or something. But to be honest,next year, if they get Trevor Lawrence, I'm not saying they're going to win, but they could. Let gibby pretty good like Dj Chark, lookslike he's going to be a good wide receiver. Then for Nett looks likehe's one of the best running backs in the league. And then if theygot Trevor Lawrence, they could be right, I hope. Yeah. So nowwe're on to the final division, the AFC West, similar to theAFC north, we all know who's going to win, unless you've gone forrainer. Yeah, the chiefs, the Super Bowl champions two thousand and nineteen season. Last year they wrapped up the division by five wins and I think they'lldo similar to last year. From honest, they find a new backup for PatrickMahomes. They've signed an xfl player, a really yeah, this shit isby name on. He's Jordan, Tammu. He went to Ole MissReally was he on? was here on last chance? You know? Hewas not on last chance. Okay, good. He played xfl. Yeah, I mean wasn't good enough for the NFL. Went undrafted in two thousandand nineteen. He signed with the Texans. What was released and then signed withXFL and like, he had three good season at xfl. It's notas big as NFL, but like still, yeah, it's except for it waslike and then, as a sophomore, and I'm at what's got all miss, he threw threezero yards and thirty two touchdowns. That's an early yeah, well, he's not. Let's be really, he's not going to geta sniff. It's not like it's going to be I'm getting in front ofPatrick Mahomes at any time, any time soon. I'm like Mahomes, likehe's under monster contract my homes. Yeah, I actually think the chiefs going tohave an insane record this year. I reckon they will go fifteen andone. They've got an explode. Actually, now I'll give them a I'll givethem a bad loss. I'll give them I'll go fourteen and two,but they they've got an explosive offense. I can just yeah, the defenseof the defense has improven from last year. Yeah, they added Edwards Hilaire,the lsu running back to their already elite attack. They haven't really lostmany on many players in general. They lost Kendall full of, one oftheir cornerbacks, but that's about it. They spind Anio Hamilton as a cornerball. Are Really Yeah, and they went twelve before last year and my homesmissed like four matches. Tyree kill. Mr Most of the season Damian Williamswas injured a lot so it's pretty scary to think that they're actually going toget better, but they are. Like, without those guys they were still winning, and now you think that they're...

...all back like from in and everything, like, how insane is that going to be? Yeah, they haveto play the AFC east as well, so they're going to do some dirtythings to the Patriots in the jets, I think. I hope so.Yeah, all right. So last year the order was Denver, Oakland,charges, but it was all very close. Broncos and Oakland had seven wins andthen the chargers had five wins. Yeah, what order? What orderdid you have them in? This year had Kansas as first, yeah,followed by Denver, yeah, followed by the new Las Vegas Raiders. Interestingand having lost the charges, and last position. My arm. I'm lovingthe Vegas Raiders and what I mean. So you're going for the same orderslast year. Yeah, why have you gone that order? Basically, well, I think. Do you want me to start from last or from thetop? Go Way. I've got broncos in second or what the Broncos?And was what second? Because drew lock? Because of drew lock. Yeah,sorry, what I meant to say was I'm they gave drew locks someweapons. Yeah, they've given him some good players and pretty much they havea chance. I reckon to Lo be pretty good. Not Not as goodas Kansas, obviously, but yeah, the rest in that group. Yeah, once similarly, similar to the last division we're talking about. I dothink these three teams will be very close to each other. But we evenknow Kansas is going to look dominate. Yeah, yeah, a hundred percent. They're not going to be on that level. Like I don't expect likeLas Vegas to go in and just win everything. Yeah, the the broncoslook pretty good. Like, I think under druelock last year they went likefour and one or something, and then now they've added Jerry Judy, MelvinGordon. Exactly. It. It. That's a good team. Darrell Caseyand Bradley Child. He was injured most of last year, so he's basicallycoming back. Then you've got no offant. He's going to get better. Caughtin Sutton, he's going to get better still. Still Got Von MillerJustin Simmons. Pretty good team. Yeah, exactly, not much as change.Yeah, I've so I've got them in second as well. Same Reason. Basically. Well, what about dance is make we've got the same standing. Now. We actually don't know. For this one. I've gone thecharges third, rates at fourth. I did if you I did some predictionsjust on a piece of paper like two weeks ago, and I did gothe rates third. Okay, but I was looking at the teams they beatlast year. I don't think they were. They were that good. I don'tthink. Derek carn Marcus Mario. It is the best qub situation goinground. I think that. I think the rest of the team around themhas gotten better, like they've added quite a few good players. Yeah,that defense looks all right, but yeah, I think they will have the mostwins out of any team placed fourth in the League. I hope so. But yeah, I've gone the charges above them. The charges beat somegood teams last year. They have lost Philip Rivers, which is the bigconcern. Whether tyrod Taylor and Justin Herbert can write herberts a Bot do well, basically, is a bust. Please, Drakon, I reckon. Look,look, there are crazy talented to him, but there's two things thatI'm like not happy with. One is the head coach situation. Yeah,and another is Justin Hubert. I mean, I'm sorry, he's a boss.You need someone like they as you said, they've got tired tailor there. He, yeah, he, I know they're going to go with her, but as the number one Kubi, I don't know. I reckon tailormight start exactly, but if he starts he needs to immediately make an impact. Yeah, he, he has that experience. He's been to the SuperBowl, he has all this excent wealth of experience and now he needs toutilize it. The chides he can make them his team. Yeah, I'llbe honest, this team is kind of weird. Like the whole team isin their prime exactly, and they've just got Tyre Taylor and Justin Herbert.It cute quarterback. It's pretty bizarre. Like you think they would try andget I don't know, cam new nor Zactly, like saying this Cam Newton, yeah, like, or another quarterback in their prime, like nick Idon't know, Nick foles maybe, yeah, but like, and then they've letMelvin Gordon Go. So I'm a bit confused, because their defense isamazing, like they've got one of the best defenses in the competition. LikeI said, bad head coach. Yeah, the actually a hundred percent agree AnthonyLynn. He is not a great coach. Reckon. They'll change nextseason. If yeah, probably lest yeah, maybe they were in they were injuredquite a bit last year. Yeah,...

...but the charges raid is Broncos forme, all for all three of them are going to be pretty close. So I could see how you went the raiders above the charges. Imean, yeah, the big thing was on what's his name? The bigthing for me that was on like the reason why I put the charges belowon the rate raiders was that I'm Philip rivers man. He's left. Thisis yeah, came and started his career here and yeah, he was prettybad last year, though, exactly exactly. Like they knew they had to makesome changes. But, like, I think him leaving had a verynegative impact on the team. Jurek, he was a leader, let's behonest, it was a leader of that team. He's been there the longest. Yeah, that's true. And now that he's left, you've got likethis new kid Justin Hubert, who's a lot of people are saying he's aboss, and I personally believe he's a boss. I don't know you.You might have a different opinion, but I think tyrod Taylor should be starting. I think you will. I think you'll definitely start the first month andthen they'll just see after that exactly, because I can't like I'm saying.He needs to make an immediate impact where the coaches like. Okay, we'regoing to have, gonna have to have him start. Yeah. So,so now we'll just discuss who we think will make the playoffs. So handsthis will make the player. So we have we obviously the divisions winners makeit. So that means we've both got the ravens, chiefs, the bills. So they're three. Well, both, God. Then you said the Texanswould win, so they're in yours. I said the cults would win.So who are your three wild cards then, Molle, New England.Yeah, wait, you have them in third. So are you saying thedolphins making the playoffs? Wait, let me see what. Wait, Ihad New England and the SOR. Yeah, well, I was going to saythat the dolphins. The lads not know, the dolphins will not makethe playoffs. Okay, I haven't really given us and yeah, they yeah, but like, yeah, who did just spit some names at me.Make all right. Eleven browns. Okay, they are generally think this, y'all, will be much better than last year. Would yeah, wing andstuff, with Baker, Mayfield and who else? I've got two more teamsto name. Lost the chargers. Okay, wait, you had denver finishing abovethem, like did I? Sorry, yeah, Oh, yeah, allright, Um, yeah, I don't know. Really get a fairenough. I'll go the browns. Yes, tough. I'll go the broncos andI'll go the Texans. Titans to miss out on on strength of SHDor something, which is on Japans. Yeah, and then who, ifyou got finishing in the number one seed for the AFC? Who will havethe best record can in the whole conference? Hands I'll go the ravens. Why? Why? I Ravens are good. They'll be second that they did lastyear. I think the Ravens and chiefs will have three more wins thanthe third highest team. But I think I'll back in the ravens just Idon't know why. I'll be honest. It is a Lama Jackson. No, I don't know. He's good. It's just because of the drawer actually. Well, and then, finally, who's going to win the conference.Well, Kansas, they're going again. I want to say the Ravens,but they are play they can't. Realistically, it's going to be Kansas again.Actually, no, I change my number one seed to Kansas and thenI'm going my conference winner, the Ravens, and they'll lose to the saints inthe Super Bowl. Oh, that's my shout. I reckon Brady willgo suppall. Really, they have a good team. They were met,so do the same. They were a myth of a team before, likeI didn't know anything about them, and they didn't get much media coverage either. Now Break James, Jameis, Winston mate throwing all the interceptions and excision, like they got all the media tension. Now, all the media spotlights onthem now. Yeah, they kind of like a whole we need.We need this for us. Yeah, something like. I don't know,I feel like they'll be in the final. Yeah, so moist. That's itfor the AFC predictions. Are you looking forward to the cricket coming backthen? Often so bored me. I want to play. I cannot wait. My Pakistan is to more in England...

...soon. They've left. Wait,so who's touring first? Is it Pakistan in the West indies. The Westindies were Pakistan's leaving soon as well. Okay, yeah, it's gonna sayWest indies. Already there. Yeah, I'm mirror isn't going. He's woulddrop. Yeah, isn't he retired from test cricket now? But he's goingto play the t twenties. He's staying for child. Yeah, trust youcare about the t twenty's. Well, we are not. We were numberone when, number for now. So what? What do you think's goingto happen with the twenty world car? I'm hoping it happens, but,like I reckon all happen. You know India. They have a lot ofinfluence on the ICC. They want the ipl to happen. Yeah, soshould I not say that? No, they what? I don't give acry because you were quiet for a minute and I'm thinking he's saying that.I'm just thinking, like what they can do that not having the gout.It's a fact made India have the ICEC by the balls. They've got theirballs in the hand of being Google. He's going for the chairmanship now,all real. Yeah, kind of pissed me off, but then there's someonefrom Pakistan that's to going for it as well. A son money, thechairman of the board. Let me, okay, me, I'm happy forPakistan cricket. We're on the right we are on the right call. Now, you know, got bad worth arms. Captain Safar's still part of the team. I think we can win. You know we can. We cango to England and we've got a good team in t twenty creat so it'sso he's talking a out. Are you talking about test? Creating the test? We can win the test series. Really, okay, we went toAustralia and we lost like all of our test but like you have to imagine, like Muhammad, I mean, Pakistan do well in English, a reallywell every time, especially what the last time you were there? You wantand are exactly something like we got Muhammad Abass. Muhammad's got Shahin, ShahFredy, the two teenagers in the same shop, and Mummad Hust's name.I mean it's crazy. Yeah, it's just a matter. It's just amatter of whether the Batsman can handle my broad Anderson works about can handle it. The reckon, he's better than they're pretty similar. I'd probably Baba,though. Papa Baba's Baba Babba. Bubbs a better player on the day,but I think Manas fights a bit more for his wicket. Yeah, Ilike because he will like die for his wicket, where I think bubble wouldjust be like, m right, I'll just get out and square a hundrednext in hes way. So I wanted to ask you what. Yeah,you watch the PSL this year? Yeah, I actually loved it. How didyou find it compared to the IPL and all the other I'll be honest, I haven't watched much ipl in my life just because, yeah, it'salways on. It like two am and stuff, but there it to Beblthen. Now I really enjoyed it. Obviously it's a bit different for theBabl because it's like did you hear about baby? Else Baby? I waslike seven o'clock. It's got high quality production and commentators, where it's likethe PSL was out like thirty. There was like Rando's commentating and it wasgood as though. I Hey, it's so much random stuff, like whenthey hit balls into the crowd and that if you catch it, you inlike thousand craw whatever. You put money the Tipsi girl catch it's Lech.You death, though, just firing a cricket board into a crowd if Ican in the BBL. Yeah, because this dangerous man. And then they'vegot that one where they do like the sprint against UBERCLF and but they're justlike they're like in random clothes and they're like sweaty and stuff gas. It'sreally but now the pierce. That is really good. I really loved it. I reckon what like that. was reading something. You see, thebaby or proposed new idea to the BBL, but I didn't say that what itwas. If you ball a wide, it's a free hit in the BBL. Like that's one of the new rules, apparently. Yeah, that'spretty interesting. They're trying to save the sport, obviously, but like,the biggest problem, I think is for Australia is they're not filling up crowds. Yeah, I think the BBL peaked fourteen and fifteen and stuff. Yeah, add more stuff, like they need to pay the players more. That'swhat I reckon. That O those players will leave five leagues. They justeat a I don't know how they do it, but because make him private, make the team's privately owned. Yeah, but I don't know of people buythat. People in Australia, but like this. It's not like Pakistan, though, where there's just billions billionaires like floating around. Okay, thankyou, there's that's not the clean the thing is a lot of Indian influence, like in the Trinity to the Caribbean Premier League. You know. Yeah, but they, the Indians, don't play in the BBL, so whywould they want to invest in a team? There's a lot of Indians that livein Australia that would watch it. There we let's try. It's anIndian owner. We got to watch this.

Yeah, the issue for the BBLis they can they can't get the good imports over because the IPL.Yeah, the whole cricket calendar stops for the IPL, which is wrong.I believe that's wrong. But the babyl there's like three test series. EvenAustralia is playing during the BBL. So like the Australian players aren't even playing. Half the are. Yeah, one of the things like Piercel I,Peel and all these other leagues are successful as because they host them during whenall of their players are free. We're does not care. You've got theserandoms that are just playing no offense, like you like, who is thisguy? I've never heard of and he's like batting and he's like Australia.And you like to be fair, though, Cameron Delport made. Who? Whois that man? Everyone knows Cameron delpot is like a PSL specialist andhe has ipls off KKR. And and WHO's that keeper from, like BarbBaitos or something? Wait, Shit, Chadwick, Chadwick, Chadwick Walton.Yeah, they me and my be my mate, were pissing ourselves at thosetwo guys. Still, I mean like they were able to get Shane Watsonand Jason Rowy with yeah, that made that was so excited like that playing, and Tom Bent as well. He was bad, but all those guysare played in the big bash show. But I really enjoyed the BBL.See Darren Sammy become coach halfway through the season. That, I don't knowwhat Darren sent me is about. They made him a coach halfway through theseason because he can play anymore. So they like I will yeah, coach. I'm like, my this is only happen in here. It wouldn't happenanywhere in the world. But now it's really good. Lots of English playersplaying, which I like as I want end to go for England usually andmy mate is an English fans, so we enjoyed watching the English players.I Want Steve Smith and David wanted to come play and Aaron. Yeah,these players to come play. Like that's when it'll get, like to anotherlevel, when it's just hard because it's so close to the IPL. Exactlyinto time wise before the IPL, like I think there's a two week differencepretty much. Yeah, exactly when the change. So it's tough. Ifyou look, if you offer them the money, if you offer them thegoods, they'll come. Anyone's going to be willing to come for money.That's why all the Australians go to the IPL. They make all their salariesover there. Yeah, it's true. I mean without the IPL we wouldn'tbe where we are today. But that's my biggest thing. Like, yeah, that's a shame about the hundred I'll being canceled the coronavirus. I waslooking forward to the those. That's going to be interesting, as wasn't pickedthem. That which made me really angry. One twenty in the player in thewood and he still doesn't get paid. But look I'Mre got picked up,Shane I freedy got picked up and all these guys, which I thoughtwas like, you know, it's good for them, but I wanted barber, know, I want you know. I was thinking, Ye, youknow how everyone saying that they're comparing in the Kolie and stuff. Yeah,I'm like, then he needs to act like Collie at first as well.He needs to act arrogant as well, but he's at no, not sonice. Have a yeah, that's good. I like Babas and I don't likeColie. Hollis make cold. He's nice to watch. What I've seenhim. What he yeah, that's a great player, but he did haveto be a dickhead. He is a bit of an asshole. He'll butwho isn't? All the best players are at can Williams, and I meanhe's a good block, it's true those. Yeah, you got a point there. Williamson's the only bloke like Don Bradman is actually famous for being ashit block. Apparently Chapel hated him when he was like the head of theAustralian Creek and ball. Yeah, yeah, run hated him when he was aselector and stuff. I mean, I mean you look at Steve SmonI heard some stories about seem W G grace. He would just get boldand put bails back on. So yeah, maybe it, maybe it's part andparcel of being a good player. Got To be a crap bloke.I heard some stuff, like we all know about David Na Warner. Yeah, when you used to hear about I heard some stuff about Steve Smith aswell, that he was very arrogant play for Australia and his captain in Australia. He was very arrogant. Yeah, I think, but you kind ofdo have to be arrogant to be that good at sport. Exactly. Likethis is my other argument. When you get to that level, we kindof have to be arrogant. Yeah, it's like all the boxers in theUFC, fighters and stuff. They like they genuinely believe in their head thatthey are actually the best. And then you you have to be like calmdown, like there's always someone better. Yet like everyone was like yeah,who's the best player in the world, and then this Arbora's arms comes onthe stage like everyone's now like he's going to break all of Koli's records.Yeah, and the other things I'm quite happy to packs and after a whilehas produced a very good batsman. I mean everyone knew about the fast bowlingtalent and spin bowlers. Well, now that the fast boult and now that, sorry, another the Batsman's are here. Yeah, there's a bit of ageneration, or skip wasn't? There is between like UNIS Miss Bar we, but like the good thing, and then from them to Baba, therewas not really anyone. There was like a sad shaffik, but it wasmainly because it Umar Khma really sactly I got. I Hate Murk Mahol,the general, like genuine flog. Yeah,...

...like Uma Akhma was meant to bethe Bubas with that past generation, but he just decided to be adog findings bunny. He knew was an arrogant group. Yeah, so thatit's good to see that the next generations covered. Yeah, what are you? Yeah, now. So I'm looking forward to test create coming back thethe England westerns is only like three weeks away, which is pretty exciting crowdeither. Yeah, we wear it and then no spit, no survive onthe ball. Do these rules? Yeah, what's the point of bowling them?Like they saying, you can put your sweat on it and I usedto put sweat when, you know, when we play Premier Yeah, putsweat on the ball. Nothing would happen. My sweat on it. And they'redoing that now in the ice is. I've done that. It doesn't work. You're just not doing it right, man. I'll put the spot onit and then the voice still wouldn't do anything. And I'm like,do you remember my my one over that I had for a mom what's itcalled? I came back. Yeah, against BELBOT was bad. Do Vallsover the bat since he it was like yeah, but that was because youhadn't even trained and they just like expect, did you to play? Exactly,you hadn't played cricket for like two months. Yeah, yeah, exactly. That's pretty Um. That was pretty unfair. That'll be all. AndI'm like what, yeah, that anyway. Yeah, so exciting to be back. I am shattered that the Australiansimbabwe one day or who cares about that, has been canceled. That was going to be a rioting match down inChlong, but yeah, I would have gone. Hopefully, hopefully they soughtout something for the t twenty World Cup. Hopefully it's maybe still in Australia?No, it is. It's going to happen in New Zealand. Yeah, that would make sense. This is no cases. I wouldn't mind goingto New Zealand to watch it. It's about, like I've been you justexpecting you can go. It's like, yeah, holidays are coming soon.So yeah. So, anyway, thanks for joining me, mouse, noworried, Mat yeah, so this is what we'll definitely get you on formore NFL, cricket content or whatever other sports you like. Your you lovea chat, don't you, mate? I mean you know, you knowbest, you know and I just talk to you. Yeah, I loveit because I love a chat myself. So thanks for joining me. Thisis coming out on a Tuesday, so if you're listening on a Tuesday orWednesday, enjoy the rest of your week. We're filming this on a Saturday,so moise, enjoy the rest of your weekend. Makes Right. Goodluck for exams. Thanks, and yeah, pretty much. Thanks for joining me.

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