Tania Ganguli, ESPN.com, joined The B-Straw & Pauly G Show to discuss Jadaeveon Clowney’s knee injury and today’s news that he will likely be out for at least nine months. She discussed the way that the team has handled the injury so far to lead to this point. They also discussed the stadium turf and the fact that some think it is to blame for this and other injuries.
Tonight the B-Straw & Pauly G Show Road Trip was all about Jacksonville. They went first to Florida to talk to Dr. David Thompson about the situation with Clowney’s knee that will keep him out of the Jacksonville game and the remainder of the season. Then they traveled to Jacksonville to talk to Mark Long who covers the Jaguars for the Associated Press. He discussed the expansions the Jags have made this season as a franchise and what that is doing for the team.
Former Boston Globe columnist Bob Ryan joined The B-Straw & Pauly G Show to discuss the World Series and if baseball can stay relevant. He also weighed in on Roger Goodell’s handling of the situation with Ray Rice. Ryan is glad to see some of the changes in sports protocol on domestic violence.
Jayson Braddock, NFL analyst for Rotoworld, joined The B-Straw & Pauly G Show to discuss Jadeveon Clowney’s injury situation. He said that Clowney doesn’t want to play but the team is trying to force him to get back on the field sooner. He thinks that having Mike Vrabel around is very helpful to a guy like Clowney who needs to be pushed. Braddock talked about the fact that Clowney is seen as a bit of a diva when it comes to his dealings with the trainers and some of his other behaviors. He does think that over time Clowney will mature but he needs time.
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Marc Malusis, WFAN New York, joined The B-Straw & Pauly G Show to give some insight into the Giants for this week’s match with the Texans. He discussed a lot of the issues that the Giants are having and the fact that they are very much a work in progress. He says Eli Manning has been hesitant and shown a lack of confidence in his own footwork. He believes if the Giants make the same mistakes as their last game, the Texans will beat them.
Color analyst Spencer Tillman joined The B-Straw & Pauly G Show to discuss a wide range of football topics. They started out talking about Kenny Hill and A&M’s performance last Thursday. Tillman discussed which teams with a poor week one performance have the most to be worried about this season. He talked about the importance of having a good quarterback for any college football team. Tillman also spoke about the different way he has seen O’Brien approaching his head coaching position so far. He says that the Texans offense just may take a while to get things together but he doesn’t foresee any problem for the defense. Tillman believes Texans will win this first game and will be a force to be reckoned with this season.
Chris Villani of WEEI and the Boston Herald joins B-Straw and Pauly G to talk about Logan Mankins being shipped to Tampa Bay. They discuss the career of Mankins in New England, who may fill his shoes, and get into the idea of the Patriots bringing in Richie Incognito.
Brien and Paul head up to College Station to talk the upcoming Texas A&M football season with Courtney Roland from Rivals.com. They get into the expectations for the team, and how the Aggies are adjusting to life after Johnny Football.