The B-Straw & Pauly G Show Road Trip will be spending most of the week in Denver touching on Texans practices there. Today the guys checked in with James Palmer of CSN Houston for his observations. He talked about all the guys coming back from injuries and looking good on the field today especially Arian Foster. Palmer said the team has felt very frustrated with Louis Nix’s injury issues. He discussed how tight lipped the Broncos have been about tweeting from practice. Palmer thinks Peyton Manning was using bit of coach speak when he said that the Broncos sucked at practice today because he was still doing well and hitting his target a lot of the time. He thinks that Cushing could play Saturday because he was a lot more active in practice than he has been before now.
Gregg Doyel, CBSsports.com, joined The B-Straw & Pauly G Show to discuss current NFL happenings. He said Johnny Manziel clearly has impulse control issues in life and in his playing. Doyel talked about the QB issues the Browns are having in that none of their QBs are looking good so far. He says the issue with quarterbacks is that it’s a system of risk and reward and that there is no way to know for sure what will work and what won’t. He says a coach should like RG3 be himself rather than turning him into Johnny Manziel and vice versa. Doyel doesn’t like talking about how many followers he has on twitter. Then he discussed JJ Watt voicing his desire for a new contract. He said Watt’s approach was very humble and smart in the way he said he wanted to get paid. Doyel said it was a very polite approach to asking for money.
Tonight the B-Straw & Pauly G Show travled to Boston to talk to Chris Villani, WEEI and Boston Herald, about the Patriots. He isn’t sure that Garoppolo going into the game before Ryan Mallet means that he’s moved ahead of Mallet because Mallet has been working on a knee issue. He discussed a lot of the recent player moves and changes in the depth chart for the Patriots. He said having guys like Gronkowski healthy really makes all the difference for the team and how they will do in the season. Villani thinks the Patriots have added well to their offense and he likes the defense but still thinks their division is Denver’s to lose.
Sam Monson, publisher of Pro Football Focus, joined The B-Straw & Pauly G Show to discuss the Texans first two preseason games. They started out discussing the way they decide ratings for players on his website.
Paul Gallant breaks down the Texans’ first victory in 335 days.
Tonight the B-Straw & Pauly G Show Road Trip traveled to Jacksonville. There they talked to Mark Long, Associated Press, about the Jaguars and Blake Bortles. He said that the Jaguars are trying not to put too much pressure on Bortles so he can learn and step up when he’s ready to do so. Long talked about how the secondary is doing so far in the preseason and how they are working on the pass rush. He also talked about how they are addressing issues with penalties. He says the Jaguars look like they have made good strides towards improving.
Tonight the B-Straw & Pauly G Show Road Trip traveled to Dallas and Buffalo. First they drove up to Dallas to talk to Mike Fisher, 105.3 The Fan about the Orlando Scandrick four game suspension for drug use. He also discussed some of the other player issues with the Cowboys recently. Fisher discussed the fact that the Cowboys announced that Tony Romo was ready for camp when he wasn’t caused a stir with fans. Then they flew over to Buffalo to talk to Dave Buchannan, WGR, about the Tony Stewart accident. He says it is impossible to know what Tony Stewart saw due to limited visibility in his vehicle so we may never know but he doesn’t think he intended to hit Kevin Ward Jr with his race car. Buchannan thinks that the accident could have been a split second decision gone wrong.
Tonight the B-Straw & Pauly G Show Road Trip traveled to Louisville and Cleveland. First they flew to Louisville to talk to Jason Sobel of the Golf Channel about the PGA Championship. He discussed Rory McIlroy as a player and a person. He thinks it is a good sign for golf that even without Tiger Woods involved, it was still a very interesting competition. Then they traveled over to Cleveland to talk to Daryl Ruiter, 92.3 The Fan, about Johnny Manziel’s debut game. He discussed how the coach and the fans are reacting to the way Manziel played on his first outing. Ruiter said the competition between Brian Hoyer and Manziel seems to be pretty friendly as all the players want the best quarterback on the field playing for them.
Paul Gallant breaks down a brutal preseason opener for the Texans.
Tonight the B-Straw & Pauly G Show traveled to Phoenix, Arizona to preview the first Texans preseason game. They spoke to Craig Morgan, Fox Sports Arizona, about some of the players to watch in the game tomorrow. He said nobody seems to know when Tyrann Mathieu will get back on the field but he is definitely anxious to get back playing. He said that Arizona passed on Johnny Manziel because they didn’t feel that he was a fit there. Morgan says the Cardinals will not be playing their starters more than fifteen minutes and he could play them less than that. He said the Cardinals aren’t game planning or watching Texans film because they aren’t very concerned with this preseason match.