By Landry Locker

You can catch up on what you may have missed or want to hear again from today’s edition of MaD Radio right here.

My biggest takes from today’s show:

  • We went through the Texans schedule and picked the games that Bill O’Brien had the head-coaching advantage over. The premise is simple: If you were a GM which coach would you rather have coaching your team? My breakdown is below in the On My Mind section of the Nugs.
  • Mike Meltser earned his worst take of the week award with his Bill Simmons take.
  • DeShone Kizer’s confidence was featured in today’s MeltsDown and I think the comments were taken way out of context. A logical person should be able to tell what Kizer meant when he said what he did about his talent, but in this case headline porn won.
  • Here’s the random stuff I liked this week including Aloe Vera juice, black uniforms and lost members of the media.

Now here are a few things that didn’t make the show that are on my mind…

— Texans opposing coaches that I would take over Bill O’Brien if I were an NFL GM.

  • Bill Belichick
  • Andy Reid
  • Hue Jackson
  • Pete Carroll
  • Bruce Arians
  • John Harbaugh
  • Kyle Shannahan
  • Mike Tomlin

— Why don’t Mike D’Antoni and James Harden get more love as a great duo?

Harden gets all the love around town and he deserves the love he gets, but I think D’Antoni deserves more love. We often ask who the second best player on the Rockets is and the fact that there are so many different answers to that question shows that MDT is the second most important piece to the puzzle. In fact, I could argue he’s the most important piece to the success of the Rockets season.

Bagwell-Biggio, Hakeem and Clyde (even though Hakeem won without him, they are always linked), just a couple of the great 1-2 duos of All Time around town.

Harden gets all the love, but could he and MDT be the start of something special? Is it possible that as Harden’s career continues people look at this relationship as one of the best duos in Houston sports history? If MDT finishes his coaching career with the 27-year-old Harden then it’s a strong possibility.

— Aaron Hernandez’s family should be entitled to the entire signing bonus the Patriots agreed to give him when he agreed to his contract. I don’t believe in teams getting their money back, regardless of what an athlete does, that’s the risk a team takes when they agree to a contract with an athlete, especially athletes like Hernandez with character concerns.

It’s just as ridiculous when players get busted for PED’s and teams try to get money back from them. Does that mean the Patriots have to forfeit all of the games that Hernandez played in or the Yankees have to forfeit all the wins they had with A-Rod? Of course not. Agreeing to pay an athlete a signing bonus is a risk franchises take, you shouldn’t get money back when something bad happens, that’s having your cake and eating it too.

— Sometimes I say simple things people don’t understand, I’ll take the blame for it. The basis of this tweet is that in the playoffs you need to close teams out as quickly as possible. In other words, San Antonio doesn’t want to have to fly to San Antonio and then Memphis for a Game 6, they’d rather fly home and wait for Round 2. Limit plane trips, rest up, advance.

— This response to my Tweet is an example of someone that sucks at the internet and a punk who panders, rambles and doesn’t comprehend sports, which shouldn’t be a surprise because the guy has never been through an ounce of adversity in his life. I wouldn’t expect anything different from an ignorant, unintelligent, non-creative trust fund baby that uses 10 Emojis and 10 hashtags per-tweet. He’s also a guy who pays a monthly fee to buy followers so this doesn’t surprise me.

— I will be at T-Bones Sports Pub with a lot of the other SportsRadio 610 crew on Sunday for a Rockets-Thunder Game 4 watch party at 2:20 p.m. Come on through and chop it up during Game 2. Whether you want to talk hoops, take shots or  talk about the show I love visiting with listeners.

Here’s the address:


1971 W T.C. Jester Blvd

Houston, Texas 77008

Listen to MaD Radio on SportsRadio 610 M-F from 6-10am. Follow me on Twitter: @LandryLocker. E-mail me at




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