Conference Call: Patriots vs. Texans Preview
Sun, 9 Dec 2012|
Reporters from across the nation discuss topics including Patriots vs. Texans preview, Shane Victorino scouting report, NFL rule changes, and the NHL lockout.
You'll conference call here on stories from around the country that affect us are doing and of course the big one is Monday night with the old friend. Drove -- is right for the Boston Globe now to Houston Chronicle covering the Texans are all what to the Texans have to do to win this ball game on Monday night. I'd. What they've got it all figured. Solidarity. -- job. Guaranteeing that lives. Not turning the ball where and forcing turnovers they haven't had -- at what stage -- travelers. That you all know but that's what attracted you to protect the ball. The load them into the league and they don't they don't turn the ball over big win every game that's pretty much been an era. Big picture of a -- country if it's a shoot out does that benefit the Texans or not. Well not necessarily. It's -- -- they can score points and our offense could very well ballots that didn't want. To win the ball would be -- skill positions and the low scoring game got better they can score points you know not just put this. But they're playing their best ball and not giving up thirty points and I think they'll really wanna try to match up blue Bermuda. But he wins -- games. You know if you believe respect they're like good to. Scheduled thanks so much Jason -- national football writer for Yahoo! joins us. The league obviously want to give credit kickoffs Jason. There's this cockamamie idea that the floating about starting on the thirty with a fourth and fifteen I don't know that things get a -- but in your opinion. We'll kick off -- on fire as soon as next year. I'm not sure if you don't you know next year -- -- -- like. Cockamamie idea. Like to go -- go out there. Have you -- right -- scrimmage and go through and it wasn't that your offense was getting him on the field position situation. Out of I did but I think that within the next two years to get back to original question -- probably -- -- pick off about point. Bob -- that done much in the public scandal -- do -- a bit but was confident you're up I'm my third experts thought that I think people are around for -- that. Let's talk to Scott Miller a note great actual baseball writer for CBS sports. Scott it was a scouting report on chain victory know why they have so much trouble hitting right handers last year or is that just what he is now. You know there are people who think that forty years now he's 32 years old so he's not exactly ancient. But if you really doubled last year and -- and he's played itself out they'll they'll -- There are some people that they've got a proper situation really affected it and he was just a few free agent this year. So people can handle playing in the last year -- got hurt very well. People of Philadelphia didn't think victory all handled ourselves well. And that is why they. Here's what's what so it's -- -- -- they're all small stuff under point difference in his batting average you get pull out Sanders 3.3. I'll put them against right handers -- Nine Scott Zack Greinke contract out of Los Angeles your thoughts on that deal and how it affects the dominos. Across the league when it comes to pitching and how that affects the Red Sox. Well I think job one thing if there were a factor in the market to trade first art culture. You know doctors will be up will be all call they won't make it different -- others because without -- If you include Chad Billingsley and -- literally all of whom finished the year injured last year. They've got -- starting pitcher now. Does that strike you feel secure under or seven million dollars. That you sent shudders through the rest of baseball because. That the Dodgers are what the New York Yankees or under George diver in the 1970s that you get unlimited resource. And it -- derided Shaq or any of -- out at any time. The arbitrator for Hanley were aware mere border last year Gator and now you're back at the -- -- last year. Are they took almost 300 million dollar contract -- -- -- -- are -- -- they will have. -- a larger payroll in the big wrecks here. Well Scott thanks so much Jesse Spector writes sporting news on the NHL lockout. Jesse I federal atop the Shell and that is what Donald there's a weasel and he certainly -- Weasley at in the last week. But he was also right the sides are incredibly close it. It boggles the mind to think that they don't have a deal already and so the question you woods could think possibly knock it down when they really are this close. Surely never put anything guys -- nobody ever thought they're gonna cancel the winter classic because such a money maker for the and they did that so. Anything goes at this point fight. What what's your prediction on how and when it plays out. I think that you will see these I feel like 48 games -- doesn't quite do that this press conference all amid all that anger agent Don Fehr. He made it pretty clear they're looking for 48 games start the middle of January.