Gregg Doyel, CBSsports.com, joined The B-Straw & Pauly G Show to talk about Johnny Manziel’s off field antics. He wrote an article about the lack of tough love that Johnny has received and how that may be detrimental to him in the long run. Doyel thinks that his incidents would be understandable if it was just one or two times, but the fact that he has so many is a very bad sign. He thinks that Manziel is working to be the Joe Namath of night life rather than Joe Namath on the field. Doyel thinks Manziel will have to hit rock bottom in order to change his behavior. Doyel says he honestly loves Manziel as a player but sees trouble ahead if he continues the way he has been.
Tonight The B-Straw & Pauly G Show Road Trip traveled to Atlanta. They spoke to Orlando Ledbetter, AJC, about TJ Yates getting traded to the Falcons in exchange for Akeem Dent. He said that they think Yates will be a solid backup QB for the team after Matt Ryan. Ledbetter discussed how the Falcons came to be the team picked for Hard Knocks this season because the owner wanted them to be. He says the defense isn’t looking that great heading into the season and some fans are upset the Falcons didn’t try to trade the Texans for Clowney.
New Texan Kendrick Lewis joined the B-Straw & Pauly G Show to give the guys a bit of information about who he is an what he will bring to the team. He and Brien talked about their Ole Miss roots a bit. Lewis discussed some of his new teammates from Swearinger to Clowney and Watt. He and Paul also talked about how they enjoy playing Madden video games on their off time.
Tonight the B-Straw & Pauly G Show traveled to New York & Miami in an NBA edition of the Road Trip. First they went to New York to talk to Marc Malusis, WFAN, about the possibility of Carmelo Anthony leaving the Knicks. Next they flew over to Miami to talk to Brian Rowitz, 106.3, about LeBron James and other players’ futures with the Heat. He thinks that due to team loyalty, several of the players may stick around when many would move on to other teams. Rowitz discussed the importance of having a group of three big players on a team.
James Herbert, CBSSports.com, joined The B-Straw & Pauly G Show to discuss the Rockets off season moves. He talked about the possibilities of players coming to join the Rockets. He doesn’t think LeBron will leave but he says it isn’t entirely impossible. Herbert thinks Carmelo Anthony will leave the Knicks and thinks the Rockets would be a possible fit.
Tonight the B-Straw & Pauly G Show Road Trip traveled to Cleveland and Oakland. First they spoke to Daryl Ruiter, 92.3 The Fan in Cleveland, about Johnny Manziel and the Browns. Ruiter thinks TMZ and other media are making too much of Manziel’s behavior. He says Mike Pettine has said he is happy with Manziel on the field and doesn’t want to micro manage his players off the field. Then they flew over to Oakland to speak to Michael Wagman, Silver & Black Illustrated, about their starting QB competition. He discussed the situation with Matt Schaub competing with Derek Carr for starting position. He said all the possible starting QBs with the teams are not looking too great so far but that is just in practice so far.
CSN analyst Sabastian Salazar joined The B-Straw & Pauly G Show to talk some World Cup soccer. He talked about today’s game where the US team won out over Ghana. Salazar said Clint Dempsey really came through for his team today both with the early goal and staying in the game after a bloody nose. He also talked about Germany crushing Portugal in today’s game as well as the other elements of being in the so-called group of death. Salazar looked ahead to what the US team needs to do on Sunday to win again.
Ari Tempkin joined The B-Straw & Pauly G Show one more time on the Road Trip to discuss the Spur winning the NBA Finals against the Heat. He was very surprised by how easily the Spurs were able to win the series. Tempkin believes Tim Duncan is the most important player when it comes to how successful the Spurs have been able to be. He doesn’t think any of the Spurs are going to leave yet, but he thinks after Tim Duncan leaves all bets are off. In any case, he says the Spurs have had quite a dynasty so far.
Mario Elie joined the B-Straw & Pauly G Show at Man Fest. He talked about how the Spurs have stepped up against the Heat. Elie doesn’t think that Melo is the right fit for the Rockets and believes Kevin Love or Chris Bosh would fit much better with the team. He thinks Harden can improve if he really commits to getting better at defense. He thinks LeBron will stay with the Heat but hope that Bosh will decide to leave to join the Rockets. Elie hasn’t been asked to work with the Rockets but would definitely be open to the offer.
Wade Phillips joined The B-Straw & Pauly G Show at Man Fest. He talked about how Connor Barwin is the only person he follows on Twitter. Phillips talked about some of the things that went wrong last season with the Texans. He talked about traveling to London and the possibility of there being NFL games there at some point. He reminisced about coaching with his dad and working with his son as some of his favorite coaching memories. Phillips thought the Texans did pretty well in the draft.