Fred & Ted Show
NFL cap expert Joel Corry joined The Fred & Ted Show to discuss the daunting cap issues the Texans have ahead of them. He talked about Rick Smith’s reputation around the league when it comes to players and trades. Corry discussed what the Texans might do with players like Matt Schaub and Andre Johnson moving forward. He also looked at Arian Foster and Ben Tate’s deals moving forward. Corry said Texans may have to do some maneuvering to keep guys like J.J. Watt around.
Former NFL MVP Rich Gannon joined The Fred & Ted Show to talk about all things football. He talked about all the uncertainty the Texans have had at the quarterback position this season. Gannon says Keenum is an interesting prospect but has a ways to go moving forward. He said at this point Kubiak needs to just focus on the team having a clean performance moving forward. He also chimed in on what happened with the whole Richie Incognito situation.
Former NBA player Damon Jones joined The Fred & Ted Show to discuss the Rockets season so far. He isn’t surprised Harden and Howard have done so well together so far. Jones talked about how the first loss the Rockets have had so far shows what they need to work on moving forward with the season. He talked about the defense and how Harden needs to work on the defensive side of his game. Moving forward, Jones says the Rockets still have some work to do moving forward.
ESPN’s Mike Wells joined The Fred & Ted Show to talk about the Texans and Colts game Sunday. He talked about the vulnerability of the team without Reggie Wayne, but says he doesn’t think it’ll be as bad as people are thinking. Wells talked about what makes Andrew Luck a special player and good quarterback. He also discussed Pagano’s coaching style. Wells talked about how little the Colts know about Keenum but says they were impressed with his performance against the Chiefs.
Tom James of the Terre Haute Tribune-Star joined The Fred & Ted Show to talk about the Texans playing the Colts this Sunday. He talked about how the Colts are a work in progress due to injuries. James broke down which players are developing well and should be looked out for this week. He detailed the difference between Chuck Pagano and Bruce Arians as coach. James also looked at the differences between Kubiak and Pagano when it comes to input in the different areas of the teams.
Coach Hugh Sandifer, Case Keenum’s high school coach, joined The Fred & Ted Show to talk about his former player. He talked about the fact people always counted Keenum on and yet he kept persevering. He attested to Keenum’s positive attitude and maturity and the fact that that has helped him through thus far. He said that Keenum has a very hard game and that he knows he will put pressure on himself to play well and take advantage of this chance.
Authors Mark Fainaru-Wada and Steve Fainaru joined The Fred & Ted Show to discuss their new book “League of Denial” about concussions in the NFL. They talked about what brought the issue to the forefront was largely the suicide of Junior Seau. They discussed the tipping point that lead the league to take more preventative measures for concussions. They also touched on their disappointment that ESPN dropped out after first partnering with them. They said they love the game and just want to see the players better protected.
Al Groh, former coach of Matt Schaub at UVA, joined The Fred & Ted Show to talk about his former player. He gave his opinion on what’s been going on with Schaub and the Texans lately. He attested to Matt Schaub’s past mental toughness and said he is proven to be a “tough” and “competitive” guy as long as he’s known him. Groh said that each player needs to focus on their own performance in order to turn the team around and move forward.
Kevin Haskin, Topeka Capital Journal, joined The Fred & Ted Show to give some perspective on the Kansas City Chiefs team. He discussed Andy Reid as the coach and what that has meant for him and the team. Haskin discussed the offense and how it is developing this season with Alex Smith. He speculated on the chances the Chiefs have to get to the Super Bowl this time around.
USA Today writer Jarrett Bell joined the Fred & Ted Show to talk about his article on the most recent win of the Patriots against the Saints. He discussed whether the Patriots win because of or in spite of Bill Belichick. Bell also talked about some interesting comments by Jim Irsay about Tom Brady. He also commented on the Texans and their recent difficulties.