Primetime: Darin Gantt Weighs In On Hurney As GM

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Thursday, February 22nd

Darin Gantt joins Chris Kroeger to give is reaction to Marty Hurney becoming the GM for the Panthers. Plus an interview with Assistant Coach Steve Hetzel. 


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I mean I'm just meets zero on up here with my appropriate WF and C identification yes that acid you know on its January your bodily your viewing have a photo on there it's like blacked out what happened there. The Decision Day that could be anybody that's my revolutionary statement I'm not gonna let the man profile me. Are you wearing sandals and by the way I know I've got actual shoes don't need it because yeah. That's what he's got tears at the end yes. I do for the people like you everybody I turned towards veto what's that T shirt. It's a trap and its it's admiral Akbar from Star Wars yeah. With a flannel over shirt on and a bit. So you know why yeah why would they look at you with that with some sort of side I wondering who are you again what what exactly literally he's literally said it's a trap. Now they could be but no I'm here. And where would you rather be. In the Charlotte counseling as I'd rather be outside it's like I'll have now finally feels like well here is that. But if enough there that I'd rather be here with Gary get a pro football talk dot com so we got if it a couple of hours. We we've got the great Phil savage drop by 530 and Phil's got a could speak to where Marty Ernie is or has been witches. Out of the job. And wanting to get back into a job Phillip got that second act is an NFL Jia but fortunately we should ask feel that he would take a second chance to be GM of the Cleveland brown we should ask Clinton that we shoot we'll identify others on that one of text you if your idea we'll let you have balance of still sit Phil savage. Sirius XM radio. Also director of the recent Senior Bowl. I want to ask him about our boy I'm now on starting developed we do this during draft time I've started to develop my anniversary pass rusher oh in his chest to. Rex to various. Big fan of wrecks the various we have Braxton on the show yesterday said all the right things. He even we asked him as a Braxton who's the guy that everybody says are Braxton various is going to be ex player exit the next level he said. Well who do you think I said Julian adamant he said. Yeah this episode download big Braxton various fan so he's a North Carolina kid went from Brawley. He balled out it out of Miami and these smaller I don't I don't care if they do catch is everything thrown his way it's and actually is a smaller white kid. Played like receipt for people are gonna call date he would head or Julian element. Jordanian until and I think he'll. Obviously you can make the same argument I made this yesterday Cooper cop is a guide and I think he's more like in terms of the duke just catches everything if he finds a way to get open and he finds a way to get first downs any super reliable and maybe he's not the flashes dude ever. But you could. The peak I want I can set the Britain person I want to Braxton variants can I get there I wanna different BP around here for the Carolina Panthers well you never know there's going to be a new owner there's a new old G no they don't like you know they exchange coming. Thank you Marty supposedly was a big fan of bright high uncorrected. Greg I was drum Braxton smalls for a little while soil it's only don't trying to tunnel work the angle here to get Braxton various for the Carolina Panthers it's it's early yet I mean you were you're big gone. You were big on their part now at this time I was here in our elected mail that went very well he came back and made a play in the Super Bowl and made everybody forget about it you know what was otherwise forgettable. Regular season wouldn't tell or for young defendant is part of a young a huge part of a deeper rotation and Philadelphia will see it's early I mean pick where they're picking it so difficult to zero in on a guy its followers are we are thought you have so I I think it's early next week's going to be fascinating you get into the combat and that's when you really get into the teeth of that. A valuation and you start talking to people around the league east. Get a sense of where guys stacked up okay this is a top ten guy this is only first guy this is a third round guy and it helps you from the standpoint of trying to. Zoom in on what to expect from some of these cats but. It's February and it's 75 degrees outside were already getting me the important tweets around here Monday Danny tweeting in all the rally Jewelers order fetus and I didn't know is called the jazzy Jay goal but that cajun egg and cheese biscuit. From both generals with Texas Pete is a top three breakfast item of all time. On that note I I've got a hungry I want to get to this that or fitting that we got a lot of shows still in front of us beatle Colin Cowherd. He is now why are you know run out of time to this climb follow me follow me here. You're feeding the beast don't you don't this is different don't you complain about cable TV screamer is if you got spin your airtime talk about Colin K this is different focus on generally in different to all his other takes but this is the take that really touched a nerve with me I saw this the re tweet it here like dogs on me doing my fishing rod motion to realize you've been reeled into the mode coming over now how about this one okay eyes you know. The big tweet out so late you know the videos of their hottest peeks at things like that and here's my power rankings here's my quarterback rankings. And this what touched a nerve around here is this is something that we've taken really seriously. Over the years. Big tweet it out top five snacks there. And this list is the most trash less than ever seen. When it comes to snacks in the history of snacks. Are you ready for this release talk to me. I'll work from five to one at a five rice crispy treats rice crispy treats are very good okay only and I say this this is a major and you knew hot under the county after the stride. It was from he was from sexier so it's not just I can't count I'm attaching it to be put on us Airways it doesn't matter. You know it's a year it's an association of view it's an extension of your brain in your show so I don't care this is now college cowards list so. Rice crispy treat but here's the caveat rice crispy treats no respectable human being. Thinks the prepackaged. Rice crispy treats that come of that blue foil wrapper. Is it good snack. Now you're making homemade rice crispy treats yes you go heavy out of water Xstrata marshmallows. That he's a top five snack aisle will overall public putting consideration. He prepackaged. Blue foil all rice crispy treats that you get in a box at the grocery store you might as well be a paper weight. That's a terrible snack so that's 54. Ladies dill pickle chips. At three new gestures hot Fries. I too dark chocolate Reese's peanut butter cups. Those those are your user data and actually I'm willing to listen on that that that that that would underrated to seems a little high but I agree to the consideration. I've been number one. And I grew the company here this kid this this company makes a good snacks this is not the one incidence jumble heist on eight months. And to mince his words that when it comes to bakery products though that you may I bakery product at the store you buy into that is gorgeous and who provided that list to your. Cable news networks screamer Alia I heard it was Alec Albert pom. Ways too much and probably has heart problems in his future. Where is gala apple. On that little get out of here there's no way you're serious so where's homeless where healthy snack he tried this new dessert Thomas the brownie batter on a slide. Pretty good idea to take a good thing and make it awful I know this it's still healthy get stiff state these to use chickpeas they're just. But I know it's funny hear me talk about healthy snacks consider we came out of the top of the show with me singing the praises of the boat Jiang or on a biscuit. But let's talk about now sometimes you got to take care of the Tempe exactly I will say this too I'm a big hot Fries stay out of a proponent of hot Fries old school handicap I need to. So the hot Fries a choice name. That's the best that's the only hot Friday at this whenever that Chester crap is that that the data on knowing a thing about it snacks these are all baked snacks or barbecue freed knows is also a snow no no self respecting human being met that. Portends himself to be 88 chip kind of stories eating anything that with the name lays on. You just not doing that. Many if you're putting a top five sack list out there blazer anything with the Brea blaze on it has no no business being in medalist she gonna be more discerning than that. This taste buds I don't trust of dad he must have sponsorship deals are soft and I suspect an agenda is a big grocery yeah pick snacks I will not. I will not be a pawn of big cable television screamer for big snack. Homemade rice crispy treats are the only writer and a tree and doing I he. I keep bags of marshmallows and boxes of rice crispy is around my house at all times. Good kids a leg. We don't know anything you Louis let's make rice crispy treats. It's a fun family act easy to do as we enjoy it it's easy to do I'm a big proponent of of homey checks mix. Checks mix to meet again willing to talk about it as a top fives next week can't be pre you're not buying. If you're buying prepackaged the only danger of home checks mix is she just get lazy and end up beaten dry cereal out of the box with no mail and I do that's just cereal without male the idea that sometimes. You are we do that with like a box of honeycomb or something to your doctor. And I love honeycomb if you actually know what's underrated. Golden smacks was awesome get some gold at its best to present a man at the mistake I don't about the I tried to because I don't wanna be upon a big grocery I'd try to go to the store without my kids. I got trapped into that the other day without baby girl and I ended up coming home with a box self. Frosted flake lucky storms pool. So that's a thing because there's not enough sugar in a box of lucky charms let's replace the cereal with frosted flakes. That's an actual thing and I walked by while she was eaten that you know. Uncooked checks mix food cereal and a bold no milk and I just grab a handful of acknowledged as I was walking around like corn polio the rest of the afternoon it was like her. Are you don't need to be on a sugar high here to visit in its first time ballot Steve pencils gonna join us in twenty minutes of talk a little more if they played tonight we're here at the hive. They get the nets coming up at seven I've got pregame. At 630. Marty Garrity he's now a full time GM for the Panthers Derrick snag as expect Jerry gets got thoughts which we get to them next its primetime powered by ortho Carolina. Right here for a Gustavo. And frankly your name to stop we're prejudice to think it's going to be equality tweet any time he tweets since since that's necklace was announced on your show it is now we have your list. Hash tag not. In my top five you broke it you bought it all right well I don't I try not to endorse that but I you know up all the takes talent cowards ever put out there on a show that that's necklace from snacks here city is among if not be the worst double in the standby. That take right there it is prime time or power by ortho Carolina. Steve pencils gonna drop by about ten minutes we'll talk to awarded to system they play tonight at seven. I've got pregame at 630 think we're scheduled in 25 games left. So this this is really is great after the all star break five and a half games back of the Fata playoff spot in the east and eleven of those games are gonna be at home. Eleven at a 45. And then on top of that they've got two teams one tonight in Brooklyn and other Philadelphia to have it even open the season series with yet seven of the final 25. Will calm against Brooklyn in Philadelphia. Pick a four game set with Philadelphia grew to a two it was above them in the standings are big but Bibby played it yet. And I think realistically. In our new coach is gonna come in here to the coach speak thing we get a ticket to game at a time I get that. I mean they get a sweep the next the nets are awful thing to sweep the nets yeah I think they got to take three out of four against the sixers and that's going to be hard to do. That's when we you have a chance to even sniff the playoffs the final couple weeks I'd like to consider myself a reasonably away ear person. When it comes to the NBA for now looking at this Brooklyn nets roster. And if you would have asked me you actually got some decent offensive players on their TV if you would have asked me is spin serve dean witty. A Brooklyn nets starting guard or a candidate to buy the Carolina Panthers. What would you assess I would have said race car driver he's quick he's actually decent wage is equality when they got some decent players to more Carroll's equality wing player diesel also have been decent off the best remembered the scene in the ninth I would do what that would that would Jeremy Lin I think that would have been a team that probably be pretty. I sit menace is set to say probably pretty similar the hornets. Mean it is what four games difference five and a half games difference in the standing half time 4433. Men sickness not great so we'll talk to Steve had so coming up. In about ten minutes we've got. Steve Connery to talk courted with him and talk about this front office shake up in. You don't work or this team goes and if so these quotes that came out again from Curtis poll with Rick Bedell for me server is really a to me durable Dirk concerning honestly they Arctic they were they and they raise red flags to be sold. Adding that Michael Jordan obvious target I'd honestly a fair target. But he's got other people were offering him advice to. And who's to say those people know what they're doing this old man we're we're gonna talk to it to Steve Tyler Moore Phil savage is gonna talk printers witnessed at 530 so. Pot of what was that you know what was the hang up with Marty Ernie finally being announced that the full time GM yesterday as opposed to. I don't know Monday your Friday as soon as he was reinstated any any rhyme or reason to a respectful distance and holiday weekend I mean there are a lot of people wore off on Monday. Page you know they were going to immediately say he's been reinstated where hired him. You know a bit that way you give the impression that you gave this lengthy consideration and let's be honest I mean there on the timeline of this thing they interviewed. May you in lake Dawson and Jimmy ray on the Thursday and Friday before the Super Bowl I think he original plan was to announce Marty as being the full time GM on the Monday or Tuesday after the Super Bowl but. When the complaint was filed and then dismissed. You know by his ex wife that slowed everything compounds the riskiest. The league had to do there. Due diligence and investigation and the fact that it only took two weeks I think speaks to what they found that there. Well we now know the pavement hits the road right are there ever hits the road because Speedo but we could look Marty could say Marty has told the system often on it for months now. And people give their opinions of should be Mardy should be somebody else that I mean that's. That's all behind us now there's nothing else you can do and you can you can be mad all you want Marty dirty to GM he's not gonna not be the GM. A month for now because you don't like it or a group of people doesn't like they've made their decisions right wrong or different NN new owner could very well come in and wash out the entire bill right which is how I feel about this situation anyway probably using it happened this football season. But could happen in January of nineteen maybe you never know which is why I'm not all that bent out of shape this is a terrible situation them the circumstances are great. It's it's honestly believe it was the best. Option of the existing options for a short term higher I think to a tired day and listen I don't think lake Dawson will be a bad general manager feared its chance to do the job in a good situation. But asking him to walk in the door in the first or second week of February. And take over an operation wait another scout then have any background with coach is another personnel. And make all the meaningful decisions in a draft and free agency would have been unfair to lake Dawson so calm. For the short term it's better for this cast of characters from Marty just to keep on. Keep an on I think he gives him a better chance at success in this year's draft in this year's free agency and again. New owners coming in they're all interim jobs. Right and and what you think about it to Mary Joseph thought gave an element virtually runner Vera Marty attorney. Marty hire Ron. Obviously to get to see it out and then he has come back from if you're gonna make a clean break it's much easier to make a clean break with the coach and GM movement together for error a large portion vs up if you brought in lake Dawson and then are you evaluating rise in together with withdrawn or you're evaluating its effort from Ron if you made a coaching change next year with a new owner. What it also we you have to make it GM change like this to me. This is a marriage it's always necessary to now other together right Leo for for better or for war and we think that the contracts pair up with Ron and Marty that fear of acquittal on Linkedin frankly that's the right thing to do you saw that with coaching change. In Chicago this offseason you saw with coaching change in Arizona. The only extended GL more make sure the GM's contract matches up with the coach keeps everybody on the same page keeps differing agendas from emerging but there wouldn't it be a problem Marty Enron anyway like you said Marty higher Ronnie will found him he was the guy who. You know believed Enron when Ron had been through the cycle nine towns and nobody wanted to give the chance so. Those two have a good relationship been and we'll see how it goes system to see if this is a answer whatever will never be able to answer but I was thinking about this the other day. Marty got fired he was the fall guy for a variety of reasons. In 2012 with a one of five star can obviously to cap situation in. And you're up you're wanting to CDC make some progress they had and donate yet with the young head coach of the young quarterback. And we've talked it's been very well reported. Some of the some of the contracts obviously were pushed down from above Marty Ernie not you who knows which one specifically or how much are those. But Marty was culpable in some some of that stuff maybe he wasn't. Either way he was the guy that he had to be the wine who fell on the sword for that one and five start but I wonder somebody was didn't I guess 2000 Cody it's easier to start you were on our it was going to be Marty right and because. There again there's a book to be written about all this stuff and there's a lot of stuff that went on behind the scenes and a lot of people may never know. By a bomb it's my I would my working theory is that Marty can jump on a grenade in thirteen that things were. In a spot for him in a lot of ways some which we know now. That. Stepping away when the worst thing in the world Enron had some potential and I think in in in a twisted sort of way I think having his patron. Out of the building forced Ron to grow up on the job of this and do things a little bit differently in a lot of people talk about riverboat Ron and taking chances and stuff like that. Ron did a lot of things differently when Marty was gone and Dave came in and I think part of that. Resulted in Ron growing into the coach we know now who is a successful coach and a two time coach of the year in its money's good at his job but. Armed I just wonder like if the heat maybe could've worked out that way that like if they rooted out. Would they have turned the corner anyway don't love you we know we'll never know what would maybe we'll never and I feel how much of that was just natural progression like we we do this my MBA with a wars reits have made a mark Jack. You know Steve Kerr is the guy the reason why they are where they are damning it maybe I don't know what Mark Jackson just kept coaching them they just kept getting better if there had been this mandate that Marty Enron we're gonna keep their jobs forever and you ought to just keep doing business the same way. Maybe Ron never comes out of that tailspin of 414 and 22. In his first two seasons in a month as a head coach Jeff I mean the numbers are a lot different before and after that time so. I don't know. Would Ron have made the difference we're not sure. Willing and the other thing too is from this perspective. You know you talk about. Where this team is now case now it now it's decision time like the offseason it's now like some of these decisions have to start happening soon. We had its time and I mean there's this report out today Ian put out something that. You know Gramm god knows more likely to get tagged and Andrew nor well I'm more likely to start black panther two than Andrew Noel is to get tagged I can see I mean. I don't know the deer tag and immediately to challenge we going to be. For more let's talent contest parents probably don't miss it all right Gary Gibbs was pro football talk dot com we're here at the arena hornets play the nets tonight and we don't listen want to look it's been months since we've been in this arena get ready for a home game we got hornets assistant Steve that's so get ready Fortson and point five games to go it's kind of a sport to the finish line after the all star break schedule broken kind of weird this year and it starts tonight 7 o'clock tip off I got pregame it's a get. At 630 against the nets coach you don't it's good to see it. Bill good good to see you mean it's it's been awhile that feels like having you beat you guys have been on the road that he tickle we call free all star break and I can remember as an MBA scheduled break in a way it's broken this year she's really really got out front front heavy in front loaded the schedule. As yet it's definitely different you know they made a concerted effort to try to limit the number of back to back streets and every team sold starting. 2 weeks earlier in October. The stretch things a little bit two years ago they teams also format to give the players more for a break so yes it's a little bit longer. And it's Gooden in some ways in some ways you know it's it's more difficult for the since you have to adjust things change. Well for you guys it would have to stand up coach was saying this yesterday. Yeah he like the energy in the attended if you attentiveness you guys about a practice the last couple days. Given the expectations obviously it's been disappointing so far through a through the first 57 games for you guys. All week away I think more than anything mentally clear your head a little bit comeback was was probably is fairly good timing for you guys to step away for a week. Yeah we knew we needed the break couple guys. We're runner and on and did there and I think is good for them to recharge themselves we had a couple two really good practices and we'll see how we do denying what's a plus they come back contracts and I mean do you really try to get after guys. Put them through hard rented connected everybody's attention again are yet to ease into it after right. Drug. Coach Clifford I think has very good way about it the first day they get back we. We get a loose we get some shots up than they scrimmage and they're here for about it. An hour and ten minutes but say they're getting up and down they get whenever they didn't. They're break out of home duke. You know get there the win back up and then the next day was more. ST that's a hornets assistant plane minutes tonight. And I've got pre game at 630 to cross gonna come up at 7 o'clock and does it again the schedule we have from his standpoint. You've got eleven of 25 at home including tonight so it's a road heavy schedule odd difficulty wise obviously it's a little easier than the first half of the year blight. A media team like Philadelphia played four times in the funnel Tony five deeply Brooklyn three tough times of the funnel 25 couple odd way to schedule breaks here the last quarter of the season. Yes you need I think again every every year's different how they do the schedule. This is the first time and that I've seen this happen obviously we've. Finish. Teams like Milwaukee a Miami earlier schedule where is we have played Brooklyn or. Philadelphia which is but. Yet the thing that they're on the scheduling got to play Obama when they are. Well it in and coaches been saying obviously for a while he thought beginning of the year goals for you guys you beat top ten in offense top five defense perhaps. That hasn't presented itself through that stretches where you guys have been. One of the better performing offensive teams in better weather better for the defense of Teamsters have not normally overlaps. I'm at right now you guys are what I think fourteenth in defense like seventeenth in offense. At any Hussein I think before the break speaking to get back to being a playoff contender. You gotta be at least top ten and one of those six right like you've got to be able to hang your hat on one side of the ball especially night in and night out so what if for you guys as a defense we're with what's that thing where you feel like hey we can we can be pretty great TV at least. In this area with which that's not a boy you guys feel like you're close to that thought they get. The high point this year which is about three and a half maybe four weeks ago reread the defense in the last two weeks. We we slipped quite a bit and a lot of that to do with the three point defense and how we're defending pick and roll and allowing. The three point three pointers that attempted we spent a lot of time over breaks studying film and trying to tweak our coverages to limit that in a weird. We had a goal this year could be top fifteen in three field goal percentage against and we dropped significantly in the last two weeks old. For us the improved defensively that's the number one area focuses too. Maintain our points in the paint defense. And defend the three point line as well. What is that with which changing where you guys when you're struggling on that in that area specifically is that. Main demand on ball defense which stroke with which stroke which split the difference what you guys are a bit of better performing. Three point defense vs when you haven't. But Vegas. You know three point. All defense and involves every all aspects of one one pick and roll to want to in the near protection behind you right now where we see our. Our flaws or where we've. Haven't been successful is that where over helping and then situations where we don't need to wee we wanna be a help team you wanna be in the paint. But. You get knocked in the head a couple times here in the paint and they skip and outs we've got to be able to do both you gotta be able to read. The pick and roll. Ruler whether he's flaring a rolling and we're getting caught in between and we've got just that to help itself. We're talking ST pencil hornets assistant tip off tonight at seven I got pre game at 630 coming up. Hornets and that's and did you when you look at this funnel 45 games I mean your market prairie you guys know it's pretty figure five and a half games back to what the tiebreaker with Miami. You have an opportunity to fight for that was some of these other teams with. Realistically is there a number of who do you look at win total wise of like hey we get to give ourselves a chance we get get to either this win total we'll win X about a game to these final 25 how you approach this if you wanna give yourself. He's really got to be you wanna have a chance to be relevant to follow through three weeks of the year so how do you get steady get to that point. We'll get that goal of. Every regular seasons make the playoffs and by doing that dome. That's really set a number of at this point even has no number we just got to play well we have to play well we have to play well consistently and we do that. We'll give ourselves a chance at the end of the season to be fighting for that playoff spot where I'm leaning on history a little bit looking at last year. The the Bucs were in a similar situation does their game ahead of us in the win column but they were in. At a fourteen enforce stretch in March and you know they made they ended up in seventh. Coach Clifford first year here. Bobcats went on a tear to end the season. To make the playoffs but if he can't be a numbered it's gotta be guts is playing well each night vision and I'm. You don't play well some might see them lose. You have played poorly some nights you're gonna win some we just had to figure out a way to be consistent and have our game and try to play it every night. Think you guys are capable that the consistencies that the issue that you guys are shown flashes of it and yeah Padilla I've had 23 game winning streak so its coming high watermark all year long as you know so. That stretch free and win ten out of twelve grade at a ten you think you guys are capable of that. I do amid you know there's no point being in this thing if you don't believe in and you believe what we're doing in the guys on the floor and I do I do believe that we have the talent on this roster. I think that there's been some circumstantial things this season that not going our way. It's been a rollercoaster ride as far as injuries and then coaches help. But. You know. We've had. You know good break good couple practices. Everything's there in front of us to to try to attack it and to Steve I think a lot of people are curious over this last little bit of the season. Last 45 games there's a curiosity about believed in his minutes and what does he have to do to earn the confidence of the coaching staff. To get those minutes we are he can learn on the job. But that you on the biggest thing. I think for for an NBA fan is that. Everybody gets excited. About young talent and they they wanna see what he can do what he's capable of and also really loves offense in the league as a super talented offensive player but he's nineteen years old. And he's got a lot to learn about the NBA game. You know for him to what I'd like to see our. What we would like to see as a staff has continual growth. From him and his stated the process of being in the gym. Working on this is still work at that is designated time which he does in them. Never been a problem but you know the continual rough process of being of what it takes to be professional athlete professional athletes. That succeed in this league many times is routine based. Focused on not only his. His skills but that team game learning defensive schemes you know and nineteen years old this game. It's fast you know moves fast pick a top pick and roll coverages a triple handoff coverages they're very difficult to pick up on the fly. And so we wanna see him engage. Progress and get better and better at those things you know. When he played her earlier in the season. It's hard to say whether he was out of position. Or not you know playing the backup point guard it was Matt Moore. Need base with injuries that we have would Carter Williams and and Julian both being injured so we had to play that backup point guard spot. In the emergence of Jeremy lamb who his played. Buzz both of them play in this league and so then it comes. A decision you know. Who do not play too blatantly and it's not fantasy basketball we've just. Look guys out on the floor of his you'd like. Watch those guys play like they've they have to have some makes sense they have to work well together they have to fit and you know Jeremy lamb and belief among strengths are scoring the ball. Where is player like trivia Graham among our wind strengths are defending NC at the proper. Mix of how they play well together and so. If you and certainly now it's who are you not playing great and so Malik has all the confidence of this staff and of coach Clifford to be a very good MBA player I would just say the way the roster is built right now. Where we're at the season that his his minutes will come more. Based on injuries or. Right need I hear people in the NFL say when rookies come in their say he needs an entire offseason to get his body ready physically to be ready. Coming out of a college environment where I mean inning was only fear for one year Canon nineteen year old body be ready. Four and 82 game and an NBA season. By the you know there's vastly different body types and down the leak. Would be what is considered and an undersized it's two guard so. It's in his body does need to mature right I think he has they have led a schism. And agility to play in this game like when you watch him on the cliff just the way that he moves it's very fluid and very. His MBA skill it is. Snapped in jumps on you but his. His strained thin his awareness of what's going on defensively those slings will take time and an off season in the summer league we'll help those things but. Can they be fair he did have those things so I mean he he came in Q theater that is is it is injury to get. But it I think cliff has been saying out of it if that he had that opportunity to appoint some relief and development kudos were with that was meant for the season for him the I would have been you know with the help the more reps should give them the more we'll help you I mean just like you don't know have been Simmons would have done last year yet but he had a whole season to sit and watch him in his body mature you know he's obviously got a I'm very good MBA sized body that but. He had I think the maturity of his body the weight room. Who studying this summer league all of those things. Come and play to really go this is is on board it's related. I thought the all star which you're getting off her game by the way I thought about that would that was an improved product overall I thought for the all star game on Sunday night the have busted start to finish tonight. One of the first time a long time near Obama thought last year was very disappointing I thought that the urgency that the players made an Adam silver and getting together making the adjustments. It's still sloppy at first lewis' win together sweat going and it was entertaining and you could see the intensity level. On the floor all star game I thought it was very enjoyable to watch severe if you were picking the all star teams if you were the guy choosing upsides would you be willing to publicize your picks and let the world know who the last Gao a man that that in six. You know you be put somebody on the spike is the I don't care fluid is still an all star though right like your Phillies can't you you're you're no worse don't get the car is I thought there really is ago of the urgently and if you can't trust me Russell Westbrook was worried about where he's been an extra. It's true what I just thought he teachers to Geeknews. A lot of people were saying oh as the captain's picks and all that I think maybe that helped a little bit more data and I think the guys just took a personal. Innocent a good look for a league we had to take this more serious I think that I think Stefan and LeBron and a lot of the guys the top Chris Paul I think they took. I think they took ownership that this game yes it's an exhibition but it does matter we get we have put a piece of product out here for those guys the disease you know what's last five minutes it was. It was intense was news defense being played there was you could see that it was important to them they're making plays offensively and it was really him. Really enjoyable of pleasantly surprised well at silver kind of floated the idea of pay maybe you know he's he's he's want to take a little progressively slow the idea maybe we received the playoffs are more east west anti. LeBron said yesterday he's not a big fan of this week would you we think about that as a possibility here just so that's been floated right now you know do we all have to adapt to change change is inevitable but I guy I do like history and you know there's been. Through the years some others give an example for a personal experience so. Those with San Antonio the first. First in my work for in the NBA and we are in the number one seed. And we played the damn Dallas Mavericks they're the second seed we played in the second round and after that season they change the rules. To the first since second seed no matter if they're in the division or not they would they would meet in the western or Eastern Conference finals yet so there is a rule change there too. Not allow that to happen what happened to us. And I don't know if if if we would have been it's just not the same. To me there's rivalries. There is you don't always see the best two teams. In the finals you know leg of everybody says that Houston and Golden State are the best two teams and that's who they wanna see in the finals. I'd rather see in the Western Conference finals they'll say they they're the best team in the west there there in the west they should be in the less less. Passed a bill of seven that's not a Big Ten vs pac ten and Rose Bowl you know like so the change this now. Maybe it's for the greater good you know have to give me thought out plan but I like he's first worst and the battles that. You know the rivalries that are created throughout the playoffs reward its assistant Steve had so get ready for tip off tonight we have pre game at 630 Europe FNC. Tip off at seven against the nets and you've sport to look pretty good right now meant they would go to Iran had a piece of the Big Ten chips have now we will just try to keep going for that that out right. We'll keep could keep throwing refund fun a fun tournament tallied a wide open college basketball schedule right now coach it's good to see you YouTube partly to break your comeback theory gets with a pro football talk dot com if we roll on were actually expecting Christian Kirk wide receiver for many of them. He's gonna drop by the next little bit and we keep Rolen on its prime time powered by ortho Carolina. First like to get a telephone. Around here sometimes sex or writes in building consider tax line. 70457. Overnight success Christian Kirk by the way at about five minutes might be got a painters take Burke could think about it at 24 I think. Sound the alarm Billy do we have our alarm radio and I'm throwing you for a loop here are our mock draft. Siren would we like to others a mock draft update some more out there on the Internet he had somewhere arrived at a baby seal died for our for for us to be able to do it to update a mock drafts a player. And we we had not one but to actually the last couple days Alpert freer doing a mock draft. Come on it seriously who cares about corporate thinks about a mock drafts and upper great Fuzzy on through the. Process in the process is that well the process is you go through when you try it's like it was time had come back. You go there to find out okayed this guy's a mid first round guy this guy as a late first round at this guy's a top ten guy this 'cause a day to guy. Etc. and then we're just trying to match up I mean nobody's pretending that a mock draft in February is anything other than an exercise to. Sure you hypothetical sure but it lease with the scouting guys like that type her or makes you a are they that Baylor like I those guys are at least like. Scouting guy I don't hear my proponent of chaos I eighty would rather what three years doing is and I'm not Russian and advance a breeder you don't need him for that. But what he's doing is talking NFL personnel man about as weird as this guy fall. And so if you're talking about polling guys who do it for a living vs polling guys to talk about it for a living on TV. I mean not on a turning to Bill Polian yellen at the sky about ULT kneipher hold on your eye out and announce let's be honest Miller sells one of them. Is talking to NFL value waiters and one of them is doing his own evaluate we know sometimes which are horribly wrong. Finally mail still talking eight years after Jimmy Clausen is not a successful starting quarterback in the NFL. He did promise you he would retire he stepped away he quit and yet. Period he's still talking anyway. Albert Greer I I violate Bill Polian also declared that Johnny Denzel would be magic. In the NFL. And Julie decided that he wasn't going to he claimed he was short even though we are shorter than a larger accidental everything news nets Johnny Miller Zell is never short despite being four inches shorter than Lamar duck wonder why that is like a guy. It console. He's here here's this learn lets you strokes they have sorry I'll think you could have died Albert Murray has. I quarter Isiah Oliver from Colorado I've no idea who that is he also put him a 23 the Panthers pick a 24. I'll just assume that was some sort of weird editing type though. And then the kite Burris got. James Washington from Oklahoma State is the guy 24. Wide receiver out of at a crowd of local and state and all mock draft picks for the Carolina Panthers that you received from national pundits. Are probably going to be wide receivers. You may see. A guard I mean you'll see Billy price's name to O'Meara lots of cars. They need short term guard a long term setup. And because Billy price they got people think's gonna be drafted in that area and they have a need that's how much contrast it may well it is so here's the thing I'm Tony it's like beginning you'll see a lot of wide receivers in that spot for the Carolina fans it's like he gave a telephone around here because a text direct hit on the building center text line 70457. Overnights extent. I just saw the Panthers are likely to franchise tag grand you know is this a Smart move half publicly that franchise tag B note the tweet was serving Rappaport they're more likely. Words are born here. More likely now to attack green good old and they would insure more well enough that they actually are likely to tea which angry as you know says the percentage chance of Graham you know being tagged could be 1%. But that is more than the 0%. Chance of entered oil be intact so theoretically Ian is right. But that's not what was said so yeah you'll be I get we have no idea cost would be somewhere around five million bucks. For one year. And considering grind suck up who is an equivalent dish kicker I think grant Frey better and suck up. But not by a talent. And he just signed a five year twenty million dollar deal also. Five for one as opposed to twenty for. You know I mean it's different it's more five. I don't know I mean you've heard my theory on kickers before their like cigarette lighters and get as if and keep it forever just go disposable. And I don't know that Graham's is if both. So. In flight really wanna mess we would discuss son Matt Bryant from Atlanta. That would just be that vehicle patrol I still getting his own oil hit ball you know he's who get it done five of six from beyond fifty last year at age forty was exiting I was telling you are Beverly Casey we start to H our I think John was still really consisted. But only from like 45 billion yeah I keep he lost the distance put between your. At Matt Bryant is still a mis handling kicks bill and you know has value because not only is he an accurate kicker he missed one field goal last year. You as the eyes Acura high heels and the NFL kicker in the NFL just a few if any planes but whatever and he was. Top two or three in the league in touch Faxon touchback percentage. Which is a big thing when your defense and you know field position kind of team well and here's this created a break you were a quick IDP's we're we're gonna get to a Christian Kirk is it a second here. Off but it text there was writing in. I'm talking about the week month we just talk about what's in a pretzel he was saying wow so it's a waste a draft pick then what's the point if I project that. What I wasted draft pick like come on they were fifty system is apart we're Steve said we we all think he's can be a good player in the NBA like I guess you can think you wanna see another before now that's fun that's everybody else's opinion but I like to call a guy wasted draft pick already although there is this. I believe you can quickly here before we go top of the hour I wanna get a sad stat of the day and here and boy is. This would sad it is hornets related its draft pick related. I'll I'll get to this in the second but first we prepare sax that if they open. Expanded. Do your own. Come on a variety from ESPN stats and evoke great Twitter handle all the way to work. Carolina gets a good Twitter handle right at a way to word Kemba Walker scored 9394. Career points. Every court it's lottery picks since kemba Walker's combined to score 8549. Career points. Let's talk to Christian church that's next its primetime. Powered by ortho Carolina. I'd stay out of. You're only.