Actually, he is known to the highest degree by Reich. The voice that matters.
He no doubt watched his tape from the suck year last season, has talked to Carson, and believes he can set him up to be highly effective.
The **** from talking heads IS just bla bla bla. Meaningless tripe.
As for what Ballard spoke, this is how a very wise grown up addresses the talking heads. No hype, we work hard with a great attitude, trying to get a little better every day, so let's just wait and see what the Team looks like.
We have a very tough schedule and will be without our best LT for 3-6 games. This game is week 9. It may be a "must win" by then.
If we have to have a Thursday night game, I'm happy it is at home against the Jets. Teams usually don't play good disciplined ball on Thursdays, but we should be able to beat the Jets even if we are off a bit.
I was a bit surprised to see this. I would have thought 3 days of rest after a Thursday game would be a big advantage.
The last four seasons, teams coming off a bye week have a straight up record of 68-60 (53%) and against the spread record of 64-62-2 (51%)
The last four seasons, teams coming off a Thursday Night game have a straight up record of 64-72 (47%) but, against the spread record they are 68-64-4 (51%)
The last four seasons, teams playing on short rest after a Monday Night game have gone 58-66 (47%) straight up the next week and 56-68 (42%) against the spread.