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Episode 25 · 2 years ago

NFL - AFC 2020 Predictions - Episode 24

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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 the on the ball podcast. This is episode twenty four of the show. Today I'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 felt like having a bit of a chat about the NFL because that's more of a priority than exam revision. Sure thing. So last week we talked about the NFC conference with Pilch and Curtis and today we'll be chatting to about the AFC conference. I reckon, we just get strange it once again. I'd like 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 how we're feeling right now. So let's just start with the AFC north. So last 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 the ravens the finishing on top, followed by Cleveland browns. Well, yeah, Pittsburgh, and followed by Cincinnati. Yeah, exact same. So why do you reckon the browns will finish? Second they've got a new coach. That's my yeah, first thing this this I think the biggest problem last season was the hype, the amount of higher they were given and then, like even I was in that hype, like I was like, hush, they are going 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's true or anything, but late that would give them pretty good look too. Good wide receivers and a qubing. It's pretty good offer. You asked me. Yeah, yeah, they're their offenses amazing. Like they've got nick chob cream hunt, yeah, Javis Landry. Then they signed Austin Hooper from Atlanta. So they've got weapons all over the offense. And they had issues with 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 think it's from the Tennessee Titans. They're their offensive tackle, so that should help out Baker Mayfield a bit. Yeah, the steelers. They're probably not going to 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 the brands will leap frog. Yeah, steers, James Conner and Juju were bit like injured last year, so being back to full fitness for them might help them. Yeah, like, but yeah, me, the thing was they had one of the worst, like one of the worst offensive last year and they still like nearly managed to get into the playoffs. Yeah, so with those guys back, that they are a chance. Yeah. Yeah, they went eight nate, as you said, and they had like Mason Rudolph for half 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 better this year. Of course, I think the browns look last season, as I said before, there was a lot of hype. This season, I don't think a lot of people have expectations. Yeah, browns moved on to like the cardinals and stuff, exactly something like. It gives them that chance to you know, people are like before everyone would was with us. Now everyone is like kind of rooting against us. You know, let's prove them wrong. Yeah, that's actually a good point. So Ravens First, not really. It was pretty much a no brain, or wasn't it? Mean Mamma Jackson is on track to winning an MVP this year. Yeah, and I mean the rest of the the rest of the Ross roster is I'm full of of individuals that are like at their peak and like they are going to lead this part. They're going to lead. They have seen north. We know it. Yeah, I think they'll easily do it again. They they finished on top last year by six wins. This year I think browns will get more than eight wins, which was yeah, Pittsburgh, we're in second last year with eight wins. You Hope, you hope. Yeah, I reckon browns might be looking for like maybe ten wins. Yeah, they are. They do have to play the NFC east, which is one of the easier divisions in the league. Yeah, like you've got Washington and New York giants and stuff. So I reckon the...

...browns can maybe get ten wins. Ravens probably Sibilt to last year. Maybe fourteen I reckon. They could even look at fifteen wins, if I'm honest. Yeah, and I just on the defensive end. They need some improvements. The Ravens. Yeah, they have made some improvements, but, like I'm still not convinced. Yeah, it's weird. They have on paper their defense is awesome, but there were a 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't that'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 bit more later, but yeah, they're probably my pick to win the conference, if I'm honest. Who? Okay, I think. Yeah, we'll discuss a later, but I actually think they have C is pretty bad this year. But yeah, and then the bank was in fourth. Oh, I mean that once again, like they've got no brain. They've got a good qub but it's going to take time. Yeah, exactly. One's like what now 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 he got to Cleveland. Yeah, and like, okay, Joe Borrow, he's an established player's he was at Lsu one everything at Elise, who and like is considered to be a very good qb. But College bus, College story, college on football is very different to NFL. Yeah, exactly. It's a whole different level and we see all the time. We see a lot of draftbus, bus stops and everything really weak. One is when, even pre preseason, when we have those games and he's playing, that's when will really 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 or four this year. Surely a little bit of an improvement. Well, we're rebuilding season for them. Yeah, hundred percent. Yeah, let go of 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 made and they did that. They took the took a good leap and I like 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 I don't know too much about their own line, but they've got Joe Mixon and running back and then they've got Aj Green, Agile Boyd of got a lot of good 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 guarantee in our in my notes I was I'm reading and stuff and I wrote down like they the offensive line had clearing issues. Yeah, and same with the defensive like team and they have an um really picked up anyone to help that Oline 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 picked up. Like they're saying, yeah, we had a great draft, but that'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 Mak him stay another year, so they're probably easily for. I think they'll be quite a gap between the Bangles and the steelers. Do you recogid can beat the steelers? It's tough. Maybe because the thing is the bangles defense is in great than the steelers offense is in great either. Yeah, I'd probably still back the steelers. It depends. So usually I don't know the actual schedule, but usually the division matches happened at the start of the season and the end. Yeah, so this the first one at a hundred percent say steelers, but then the second one I wouldn't be surprised if the Bengals beat them. But yeah, just in general, I definitely think steals will get more wins. Let's hope, I think. Yeah. Yeah, I think the steals 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 to secure wins like that. Would a guess. The Jaguars. Well, they probably should be the Jaguars. You never know. They only one too much as last year. Yeah, so that yeah, that divisions pretty easy to predict. 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 steelers and 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 finished twelve and four. However, people are predicting them to go like four wins this year. Yeah, because it they've lost Tom Brady, Jamie Collins, Carl Vnoy, Philip Dorset, Danny Shelton. They've technically lost Rob Gronkowski, even though didn't play last year, last everyone. Yeah, and they actually haven't added anyone apart from the draft. So you know what? That reminds me of what you remember? The Chicago Bulls? Yeah, if I wasn't alive, but I know that I've watching the potry after Jordan Hippin, they all left. They were bad. Really. Yeah, that is true. The only 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, but like I'm Jarrett, I'm sure ITTT's did n't. Yeah, I'm not expecting a lot. He's he was a fourth round picked in the two thousand and nineteen draft. Yeah, and when Alburn so I mean he was more of a backup. Yeah, definitely. He's only played two professional games. Yeah, and the thing is the attack around him is not great. Like Julian Needlman'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's never 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 pretty risky pick from me. I don't know if you found it risky as well, but I'd say they're a lot more likely to come second, but I actually reckon they'll come third. Well, I'll be honest, this is a team that's without Tom Brady, without a lot of good plays that you mentioned. 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 to score 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, that guy that. You could be the same. He could be like that guy. What's in it? The giants? Dander Jones? Yeah, I mean second week he came in and performance, he put on seal the deal that he was a good qb, but no one had ever heard of him because of Elo Manning. Then when you like starting position and then Daniel Jones put on a show. Yeah, but and also, like it's bill belcheck. You can't write him off really, luckily. Yeah. So I think people who are saying they're going to come out and win like three matches, and me 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 be a 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 just going 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 pull on this and his career here like God. Yeah, it's a bit weird saying it. 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 whole time. Who is actually the one with the magic. Yeah, that's the good thing. Yeah, I wish he may be left a bit earlier in his career, though, because now he's all like past his prime, so he probably won't. But the team he's gone to, yeah, they're very young team. Yeah, it's true. They have they have good offensive players. Yeah, I was having a look at a couple of those. I've mentioned to you this before. They have a guy named John Franklin. The third I don't know if I've never heard of this, the Netflix serious last chance you you tell him that, and I'm so he got. He got what's got drafted to them. I think it was some Chicago bears and then got 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 receiver and I saw some of his wide receivers like footage and practice and slot like he's pretty good. Like. They're a good team. And now, but the ground, the bronks about? Yeah, I wouldn't say like. I wouldn't say it passed like. I think they'll look do really well for them division. Yeah, everyone's predicting them to...

...be good. I assume we both have the same team in first yeah, the bills. Yeah, last year they 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're going 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 more than ten to eleven wins. After all, this is probably the worst of vision. They have to play the NFC west, which is the forty nine is seahawks, frands. That's a very good so I don't think they're winning 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 teams and didn't beat many good teams. So I think people need to go easy 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 big pick up. Yeah, it's like Josh Allen now has someone that he can pass to. Yeah, and they didn't really lose any players, which is key after you last year. In a way they've done well in the rebuilding and 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't think they're going to win like fourteen matches, like, as you said, I think they're more likely to win ten or eleven. Yeah, ten eleven is reasonable, but then when you're get into fourteen and stuff, it's too much. Yeah, like for me they're nowhere near as good as like Kansas in 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 in fourth, I think. Yeah, they're not doing much. There's doing nothing. Absolutely yeah. Well, mostly other teams who were at their level last year went out did heaps of pickups and they've done absolutely nothing. And the thing is it's become a pattern. They haven't been doing anything for the last two three seasons. Yeah, well, yeah, I don't expect much from them 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 like five weeks and then Leveon Bell was injured for quite a lot of it as well. 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 think they could be. I think they could win one match out of the six matches. Like I think they could beat the dolphins or patriots once, but it's it. And then the NFC west. They're not going to have much success there. They might get some wins against like the charges, the Broncos, teams like that. But yeah, I don't know. You think you don't expect them to beat some of the big teams? Nah, I don't think 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 got a young quarterback, so maybe they'll improve. Yeah, I've got them in fourth and then we've both gone the dolphins in second, which is a big call. It's a ring lasts. It's a Cinderella story, bit like the cardinals and the browns last year. They did well in the draft. Yeah, they did do really well. They went five and eleven last year and they were basically tanking. So I think it's pretty good effort tanking and I but they would a new qb to what his name to us on to attack of the lower was at Alabama last year. He's around one, pick five and yeah, 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've said this on another podcast, but I don't know. Mean Joe Borrow is good man, but well, yeah, he is a beast, especially what he did at Lsu. Yeah, towards on that level, but they not better than him. Yeah, however, to is going to be injured, I believe, for the first like month or something. Actually, I don't think he's injured. I think they just got to rest him because he's coming back from a big injury. But WHO's the Miami my writing? Fitzpatrick? Okay, because and he got them to five wins last year, so he will do a good job. But yeah, as you said, they had a great draft. They had, they thanks, seven kicks three round one. Yes, seven picks in the first three rounds, I think. And they 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's and now they've probably got arguably the best quarterback duo with his Xavi and Howard and Byron Jones. This is what I...

...say. People were giving them a lot of crap last year. Yeah, a lot of people giving them crap last year and the year before, and they've just been rebuilding and like this season 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 much of them. Not Really. Last year was a rebuilt we all knew that they weren't that good, that they were atrocious, and they still won five matches. So people, people like step Steven Asmith, was like they're going to 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 I truly 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, expecting a lot from book teams. Then next we've got the AFC south. By the way, we have to those listening me and we'll see. You have not conferred before this. We have just randomly picked the exact same orders for the first two divisions. Yeah, look at I think I think we might change here, though. I reckon. I hope so. So the order last year was the Texans came in first, Tennessee will one win back, and then the colts were two wins behind Tennessee, and then the Jaguars were down and fourth. It was pretty close last year, though. What order do 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. Your favorite Jaguar. I told you this, like, I'm a big supporter of the Jaguar. was and you know the reason? Wait, why is there? Is because of their owner. Yeah, the owname. The's a legend. Is He Pakistani? Yeah, he's pokus on a billion. What's he saving again? Something came on, I come. Yeah, right, I was so happy when I found it. o My God, that's my connection to NFL. that. Yeah, Jaguars definitely last, though. Sorry to your beloved owner, but they are definitely last. I think they're probably battling 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 a franchise Qb? Yeah, but with you he's good, but you need someone else, like I told you this. They Need Cam Newton. Yeah, I don't know. I didn't go for Cam Newton. They should go for him 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 guy and then maybe in a couple of years yet, then you make him a franchise to you. Because what's it called on Cam Newton? Thirty one years old. He's going to play how many more years? Like could play like eight or nine more years if he if he's fit, if he's like what like, 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, an NFL MVP and a proven match when the what else can you ask from him? Yeah, a hundred percent agree with you. I think it is blatant tanking from the Jaguars. They are a hundred percent going for Trevor Lawrence in the draft. Oh yeah, I told you this, remember. I don't think anyone can argue with it. It's just facts. Like, I'm sorry, gardener, into you think you're the quarterback for the next twenty years of the Jaguars. This is your last season. Brother. You have a come their games, they're even getting travel lawrence, or if they come second last, they're getting justin fields or whatever his name is. This is my thing, like if the Patriots do really bed sea, like I told you this 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 the Patriots 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 much of them. But still, yeah, I don't think they will finish last, which you'll need to finish to get Trevor Lawrence. But the thing is, wouldn't would you rather want Cam Newton or Trevor Lawrence? To be honest, I'd probably go trevel Lawrence. Why is that? Just because he's younger? 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 why he'll he was let go by Carolina the injury. Yeah, but likes, like I thought Guidnimentry, he was okay, but like giving him the franchise Qb is just putting pressure on him. Yeah, there, there's no way. They aren't tanking like that. As you said. They would be crazy, 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 a couple 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 and AJ Boyer. If now they were like the best defense in two thousand and seventeen. They went to the AFC championship game and I'm pretty sure they've now lost 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. Who is he? He was on logic, he was on left hand. He went to on Texas Tech. He was with there, but like he would holding an arm rob Brus so they had to go. Then he came back and 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 all thea. You messaged it, you messaged it in the on instagram. Is a yeah, just check it out. Brother. How I hope you could not 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 nice story, but they're definitely coming, if not last, second, last in the 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 last year and went on a bit of a Cinderella run in the playoffs. Why do you think they're not going to be as good as they were at the back end of last year. Well, they lost their right tackle, lost their better cornerback and traded away drill Casey, which almost guarantees a step back the I agree with you. I don't really know why they let some of their 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 for cheaper or something. But yeah, I just backles my mind. If you look at who they beat last year, I actually don't think they beat that many good teams. I think they would just lucky to come up against teams in bad form, like they beat Kansas without my homes exactly, and they beat the Patriots, who are in pretty bad form anyway. They lost like Miami or something in the last round. And Yeah, I think everyone knows what they'll do. They'll just run down the middle with Derrick Henry and I think people will shut them down. However, in saying that, I do think they will be very close to the colts and Texans. I don't think there's they're going to be third by a long way. I think will be tight. I've actually gone the cults above the Texans. The Texans have deshaun Watson, which is basically all you need to say for the Texans to say how good they'll be. But I feel like there's a downfall coming for the Houston Texans. Yeah, but like, why do you say that? They traded Deandre Hopkins? Yeah, it's true, it's true, and the coach is the GM. Yeah, that's that's a real thing. Ever, it's a 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 a downfall. That's when it comes, sooner or later. Yeah, it has to come. But the thing is, Deshaun Watson keeps getting better, so he kind of keeps like cutting, like canceling that that the rest of the team being getting worse, I hope. So, yeah, they've got a they'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 how their attack works. They traded Hopkins for David Johnson, obviously in probably the worst trade of all time. Well, you can thank the GM for that. Sort of mean. Yeah, exactly, but yeah, I've got them in second. You've got them in first. Yeah, I've got the cults in first. Cult. Then I'm pumped with Philip Rivers. Yeah, I don't know. I just think Philip rivers is better than Brissette. I think they had a lot of injuries last year. Like Marlon Mack was injured for a lot of it. They're starting running back. Then Darius Leonard, who's like arguably their best player on either side of the ball, was injured a lot ty. Hilton was injured a lot. So I think if they can get them all fit, they had they beat a lot of really good teams last year, if you look at who they beat, and I think they had a really good draft. They picked...

...up Jonathan Taylor, who I think was the best running back in the draft, and then Michael Pittman who, according to 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's all I'm going to say, but I like there are still some pauses in the defense, like even with him joining the club. Yeah, but the offense looks great. Look, it's amazing the offense, but like defense is raising 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. Then they've got Houston, but then if you look at like their quarterbacks and their 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 the Colts Texans End Times will be very close. So yeah, like I think there could be one or two wins separating all three of them exactly. Yet No, 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 to each 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 they play the NFC north, so they have to play the packers, the Vikings, the bears. Yeah, so I don't think these teams are going to get too many wins. But do you reckon this is the top group as 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 division in terms of quality, but it's very evenly spread. They're asking a lot the yeah. So do you have anything else to say on the AFC South May or, I give my own best to Jacksonville. I hope something does happen, but like they the best that can happen to them is they legit come lasting. A true rights them, like winning being conference champions, would guard 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, looks like he's going to be a good wide receiver. Then for Nett looks like he's one of the best running backs in the league. And then if they got Trevor Lawrence, they could be right, I hope. Yeah. So now we're on to the final division, the AFC West, similar to the AFC 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'll do similar to last year. From honest, they find a new backup for Patrick Mahomes. They've signed an xfl player, a really yeah, this shit is by name on. He's Jordan, Tammu. He went to Ole Miss Really was he on? was here on last chance? You know? He was not on last chance. Okay, good. He played xfl. Yeah, I mean wasn't good enough for the NFL. Went undrafted in two thousand and nineteen. He signed with the Texans. What was released and then signed with XFL and like, he had three good season at xfl. It's not as big as NFL, but like still, yeah, it's except for it was like 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 get a sniff. It's not like it's going to be I'm getting in front of Patrick Mahomes at any time, any time soon. I'm like Mahomes, like he's under monster contract my homes. Yeah, I actually think the chiefs going to have an insane record this year. I reckon they will go fifteen and one. They've got an explode. Actually, now I'll give them a I'll give them 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 defense of 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 lost many on many players in general. They lost Kendall full of, one of their 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 homes missed like four matches. Tyree kill. Mr Most of the season Damian Williams was injured a lot so it's pretty scary to think that they're actually going to get 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 have to play the AFC east as well, so they're going to do some dirty things 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 and then the chargers had five wins. Yeah, what order? What order did you have them in? This year had Kansas as first, yeah, followed by Denver, yeah, followed by the new Las Vegas Raiders. Interesting and having lost the charges, and last position. My arm. I'm loving the Vegas Raiders and what I mean. So you're going for the same orders last year. Yeah, why have you gone that order? Basically, well, I think. Do you want me to start from last or from the top? 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 some weapons. Yeah, they've given him some good players and pretty much they have a chance. I reckon to Lo be pretty good. Not Not as good as Kansas, obviously, but yeah, the rest in that group. Yeah, once similarly, similar to the last division we're talking about. I do think these three teams will be very close to each other. But we even know 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 like Las Vegas to go in and just win everything. Yeah, the the broncos look pretty good. Like, I think under druelock last year they went like four and one or something, and then now they've added Jerry Judy, Melvin Gordon. Exactly. It. It. That's a good team. Darrell Casey and Bradley Child. He was injured most of last year, so he's basically coming back. Then you've got no offant. He's going to get better. Caught in Sutton, he's going to get better still. Still Got Von Miller Justin 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 the charges third, rates at fourth. I did if you I did some predictions just on a piece of paper like two weeks ago, and I did go the rates third. Okay, but I was looking at the teams they beat last year. I don't think they were. They were that good. I don't think. Derek carn Marcus Mario. It is the best qub situation going round. I think that. I think the rest of the team around them has 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 most wins out of any team placed fourth in the League. I hope so. But yeah, I've gone the charges above them. The charges beat some good teams last year. They have lost Philip Rivers, which is the big concern. 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 that I'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 tailor might start exactly, but if he starts he needs to immediately make an impact. Yeah, he, he has that experience. He's been to the Super Bowl, he has all this excent wealth of experience and now he needs to utilize it. The chides he can make them his team. Yeah, I'll be honest, this team is kind of weird. Like the whole team is in 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 and get I don't know, cam new nor Zactly, like saying this Cam Newton, yeah, like, or another quarterback in their prime, like nick I don't know, Nick foles maybe, yeah, but like, and then they've let Melvin Gordon Go. So I'm a bit confused, because their defense is amazing, like they've got one of the best defenses in the competition. Like I said, bad head coach. Yeah, the actually a hundred percent agree Anthony Lynn. He is not a great coach. Reckon. They'll change next season. If yeah, probably lest yeah, maybe they were in they were injured quite a bit last year. Yeah,...

...but the charges raid is Broncos for me, all for all three of them are going to be pretty close. So I could see how you went the raiders above the charges. I mean, yeah, the big thing was on what's his name? The big thing for me that was on like the reason why I put the charges below on the rate raiders was that I'm Philip rivers man. He's left. This is yeah, came and started his career here and yeah, he was pretty bad last year, though, exactly exactly. Like they knew they had to make some changes. But, like, I think him leaving had a very negative impact on the team. Jurek, he was a leader, let's be honest, 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 like this new kid Justin Hubert, who's a lot of people are saying he's a boss, 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 and then 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're going to have, gonna have to have him start. Yeah. So, so now we'll just discuss who we think will make the playoffs. So hands this will make the player. So we have we obviously the divisions winners make it. So that means we've both got the ravens, chiefs, the bills. So they're three. Well, both, God. Then you said the Texans would 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 the dolphins making the playoffs? Wait, let me see what. Wait, I had New England and the SOR. Yeah, well, I was going to say that the dolphins. The lads not know, the dolphins will not make the 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 and stuff, with Baker, Mayfield and who else? I've got two more teams to name. Lost the chargers. Okay, wait, you had denver finishing above them, like did I? Sorry, yeah, Oh, yeah, all right, Um, yeah, I don't know. Really get a fair enough. I'll go the browns. Yes, tough. I'll go the broncos and I'll go the Texans. Titans to miss out on on strength of SHD or something, which is on Japans. Yeah, and then who, if you got finishing in the number one seed for the AFC? Who will have the 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 last year. I think the Ravens and chiefs will have three more wins than the third highest team. But I think I'll back in the ravens just I don'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 then I'm going my conference winner, the Ravens, and they'll lose to the saints in the Super Bowl. Oh, that's my shout. I reckon Brady will go suppall. Really, they have a good team. They were met, so do the same. They were a myth of a team before, like I 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 on them 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 it for the AFC predictions. Are you looking forward to the cricket coming back then? 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 West indies were Pakistan's leaving soon as well. Okay, yeah, it's gonna say West indies. Already there. Yeah, I'm mirror isn't going. He's would drop. Yeah, isn't he retired from test cricket now? But he's going to play the t twenties. He's staying for child. Yeah, trust you care about the t twenty's. Well, we are not. We were number one when, number for now. So what? What do you think's going to happen with the twenty world car? I'm hoping it happens, but, like I reckon all happen. You know India. They have a lot of influence on the ICC. They want the ipl to happen. Yeah, so should I not say that? No, they what? I don't give a cry 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 their balls 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 someone from Pakistan that's to going for it as well. A son money, the chairman of the board. Let me, okay, me, I'm happy for Pakistan 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 can go to England and we've got a good team in t twenty creat so it's so he's talking a out. Are you talking about test? Creating the test? We can win the test series. Really, okay, we went to Australia and we lost like all of our test but like you have to imagine, like Muhammad, I mean, Pakistan do well in English, a really well every time, especially what the last time you were there? You want and are exactly something like we got Muhammad Abass. Muhammad's got Shahin, Shah Fredy, 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 a matter 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, I like because he will like die for his wicket, where I think bubble would just be like, m right, I'll just get out and square a hundred next in hes way. So I wanted to ask you what. Yeah, you watch the PSL this year? Yeah, I actually loved it. How did you 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's always on. It like two am and stuff, but there it to Bebl then. Now I really enjoyed it. Obviously it's a bit different for the Babl because it's like did you hear about baby? Else Baby? I was like seven o'clock. It's got high quality production and commentators, where it's like the PSL was out like thirty. There was like Rando's commentating and it was good as though. I Hey, it's so much random stuff, like when they hit balls into the crowd and that if you catch it, you in like 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 I can in the BBL. Yeah, because this dangerous man. And then they've got that one where they do like the sprint against UBERCLF and but they're just like they're like in random clothes and they're like sweaty and stuff gas. It's really but now the pierce. That is really good. I really loved it. I reckon what like that. was reading something. You see, the baby or proposed new idea to the BBL, but I didn't say that what it was. If you ball a wide, it's a free hit in the BBL. Like that's one of the new rules, apparently. Yeah, that's pretty 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's what I reckon. That O those players will leave five leagues. They just eat 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 buy that. People in Australia, but like this. It's not like Pakistan, though, where there's just billions billionaires like floating around. Okay, thank you, 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 why would they want to invest in a team? There's a lot of Indians that live in Australia that would watch it. There we let's try. It's an Indian owner. We got to watch this.

Yeah, the issue for the BBL is 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. Even Australia 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 when all of their players are free. We're does not care. You've got these randoms that are just playing no offense, like you like, who is this guy? 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? Who is that man? Everyone knows Cameron delpot is like a PSL specialist and he has ipls off KKR. And and WHO's that keeper from, like Barb Baitos or something? Wait, Shit, Chadwick, Chadwick, Chadwick Walton. Yeah, they me and my be my mate, were pissing ourselves at those two guys. Still, I mean like they were able to get Shane Watson and Jason Rowy with yeah, that made that was so excited like that playing, and Tom Bent as well. He was bad, but all those guys are 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 know what Darren sent me is about. They made him a coach halfway through the season 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 happen anywhere in the world. But now it's really good. Lots of English players playing, which I like as I want end to go for England usually and my 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 another level, when it's just hard because it's so close to the IPL. Exactly into time wise before the IPL, like I think there's a two week difference pretty much. Yeah, exactly when the change. So it's tough. If you look, if you offer them the money, if you offer them the goods, 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 salaries over there. Yeah, it's true. I mean without the IPL we wouldn't be 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 was looking forward to the those. That's going to be interesting, as wasn't picked them. That which made me really angry. One twenty in the player in the wood 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 thought was like, you know, it's good for them, but I wanted barber, know, I want you know. I was thinking, Ye, you know 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 so nice. Have a yeah, that's good. I like Babas and I don't like Colie. Hollis make cold. He's nice to watch. What I've seen him. What he yeah, that's a great player, but he did have to be a dickhead. He is a bit of an asshole. He'll but who isn't? All the best players are at can Williams, and I mean he'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 a shit block. Apparently Chapel hated him when he was like the head of the Australian Creek and ball. Yeah, yeah, run hated him when he was a selector and stuff. I mean, I mean you look at Steve Smon I heard some stories about seem W G grace. He would just get bold and put bails back on. So yeah, maybe it, maybe it's part and parcel 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 as well, that he was very arrogant play for Australia and his captain in Australia. He was very arrogant. Yeah, I think, but you kind of do have to be arrogant to be that good at sport. Exactly. Like this is my other argument. When you get to that level, we kind of have to be arrogant. Yeah, it's like all the boxers in the UFC, fighters and stuff. They like they genuinely believe in their head that they are actually the best. And then you you have to be like calm down, 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 on the 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 while has produced a very good batsman. I mean everyone knew about the fast bowling talent 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 a generation, or skip wasn't? There is between like UNIS Miss Bar we, but like the good thing, and then from them to Baba, there was not really anyone. There was like a sad shaffik, but it was mainly because it Umar Khma really sactly I got. I Hate Murk Mahol, the general, like genuine flog. Yeah,...

...like Uma Akhma was meant to be the Bubas with that past generation, but he just decided to be a dog findings bunny. He knew was an arrogant group. Yeah, so that it'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 the the England westerns is only like three weeks away, which is pretty exciting crowd either. Yeah, we wear it and then no spit, no survive on the ball. Do these rules? Yeah, what's the point of bowling them? Like they saying, you can put your sweat on it and I used to put sweat when, you know, when we play Premier Yeah, put sweat on the ball. Nothing would happen. My sweat on it. And they're doing 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 on it 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 it called? I came back. Yeah, against BELBOT was bad. Do Valls over the bat since he it was like yeah, but that was because you hadn'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. And I'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 in Chlong, but yeah, I would have gone. Hopefully, hopefully they sought out 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 going to New Zealand to watch it. It's about, like I've been you just expecting you can go. It's like, yeah, holidays are coming soon. So yeah. So, anyway, thanks for joining me, mouse, no worried, Mat yeah, so this is what we'll definitely get you on for more NFL, cricket content or whatever other sports you like. Your you love a chat, don't you, mate? I mean you know, you know best, you know and I just talk to you. Yeah, I love it because I love a chat myself. So thanks for joining me. This is coming out on a Tuesday, so if you're listening on a Tuesday or Wednesday, enjoy the rest of your week. We're filming this on a Saturday, so moise, enjoy the rest of your weekend. Makes Right. Good luck for exams. Thanks, and yeah, pretty much. Thanks for joining me.

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