Felger & Mazz

Felger & Mazz

Greg Bedard of BostonSportsJournal.com joined the Felger and Mazz program on Tuesday, as he does every week to discuss the Patriots and the NFL games from the past week. While on, Greg Bedard did his weekly “10 Questions” segment on the program following week 11 of the 2023 NFL season.

Some info from around the NFL according to NFL.com

The Kansas City Chiefs were defeated by the Philadelphia Eagles 21-17 on Monday Night Football. The loss for the Chiefs pushed their record to 7-3, and dropped them from first in the conference standings to second.

The Pittsburgh Steelers lost the teams matchup with their AFC North rival, the Cleveland Brown, 13-10. The loss resulted in the Steelers parting ways with Offensive Coordinator Matt Canada. The Steelers currently rank 29th in rhe league when it comes to total touchdown scored-15 touchdowns on the year,  and the only team to score fewer touchdowns then the Steelers are the Jets.

While falling to the Baltimore Ravens 34-20 on Thursday Night Football, the Cincinnati Bengals lost starting quarterback Joe Burrow for the season due to a torn ligament in his right hand. Burrow’s injury makes the quarterback the 5th signal caller to be out for the season due to injury. The other 4 quarterbacks are-Daniel Jones(NYG), Kirk Cousins(MIN), Anthony Richardson(IND), and Deshaun Watson(CLE).

After starting the season 1-5, which included a 20-70 loss to the Miami Dolphins, the Denver Broncos have rattled off 4-straight wins after defeating the Minnesota Vikings 21-20 on Sunday Night Football.

If the season ended today, the Chicago Bears would have the 1st pick in the 2024 NFL Draft, and the New England Patriots would have the 3rd overall selection. The Carolina Panthers traded their first round pick in the 2023 offseason.

Houston Texans rookie quarterback C.J. Stroud threw for 336 yards in the teams victory over the Arizona Cardinals. That performance makes Stroud the second rookie-quarterback in NFL history to throw for 300+ yards in 3-straight games, as the only other quarterback to accomplish that was Joe Burrow in 2020.

  • The 10 Questions

    Buffalo Bills v New York Jets

    EAST RUTHERFORD, NEW JERSEY – SEPTEMBER 11: Quarterback Josh Allen #17 of the Buffalo Bills scrambles with the ball during the fourth quarter of the NFL game against the New York Jets at MetLife Stadium on September 11, 2023 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

    10. Do you feel QB play at the NFL level is a problem?

    Greg Bedard: The play is, but not the talent. I think the talent is off the charts.

    9. What’s the biggest problem?

    Greg Bedard: Couple different things. To me, the offensive line play in this league is awful. You know, when it starts in college where they’re not getting coached enough, they’re more interested in recruiters than coaches. They don’t really get developed at the college level. Then they come up here, they don’t have enough practice time, and the coaching is bad in the NFL, I think on the offensive line as a whole. And then the other thing, and I posed this question to an NFL executive and they said that the, you know, the schemes that they are bringing more and more to the NFL level, that in college it works because most of the time it’s the talent disparity. You know, in every game that you’re going up against. But in the NFL, these schemes, if you have a a good defense and a really good coach, they’re easy to defend. I mean, look at the Chiefs. You know, what they did to the Eagles and the Dolphins in recent weeks. I wouldn’t say the Chiefs have unbelievable talent on defense, but they have Spag’s . You give those guys an off season to get ready for this stuff. They know how to shut it down.

     

  • CINCINNATI, OHIO - DECEMBER 04: Patrick Mahomes #15 of the Kansas City Chiefs looks on against the Cincinnati Bengals during the first half at Paycor Stadium on December 04, 2022 in Cincinnati, Ohio. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

    CINCINNATI, OHIO – DECEMBER 04: Patrick Mahomes #15 of the Kansas City Chiefs looks on against the Cincinnati Bengals during the first half at Paycor Stadium on December 04, 2022 in Cincinnati, Ohio. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

    8. What’s the solution?

    Greg Bedard: I don’t know. You know, they need to have coaching staffs together longer. There needs to be more patience around the league. But of course, that’s never going to happen. So I really don’t know.

    7. Serious question. Should you put flags on them? Do you think the league will ultimately put flags on the quarterbacks?

    Greg Bedard: I’m not ruling it out. I think it’s something interesting to look at, and the owners could get that desperate. You know, Joe Burrow being out this year, I mean, it doesn’t help anybody. I think they will consider that at some point in time. I really do.

  • NFL: Pittsburgh Steelers at Philadelphia Eagles

    Oct 30, 2022; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA; Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin against the Philadelphia Eagles during the first quarter at Lincoln Financial Field. Mandatory Credit: Eric Hartline-USA TODAY Sports

    6. Thoughts on the firing of Matt Canada in Pittsburgh?

    Greg Bedard: I’m not ruling it out. I think it’s something interesting to look at, and the owners could get that desperate. You know, Joe Burrow being out this year, I mean, it doesn’t help anybody. I think they will consider that at some point in time. I really do.

    5. Who is currently the biggest tool-bag coach in the league?

    Greg Bedard: Brandon Staley, with all his coaching decisions then his postgame press conference the other day. What a tool.

  • Philadelphia Eagles v New England Patriots

    FOXBOROUGH, MASSACHUSETTS – SEPTEMBER 10: Jalen Hurts #1 of the Philadelphia Eagles runs the ball during the fourth quarter against the New England Patriots at Gillette Stadium on September 10, 2023 in Foxborough, Massachusetts. (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)

    4. Did last night’s game say more about KC in defeat or Philly in victory?

    Greg Bedard: Kansas City for sure. I mean, they had they had total command of that game and they couldn’t put it away because they couldn’t manufacture enough offense and their two red zone turnovers

    3. Who should Patrick Mahomes be most frustrated with this morning? 

    Greg Bedard: Kansas City for sure. I mean, they had they had total command of that game and they couldn’t put it away because they couldn’t manufacture enough offense and their two red zone turnovers.

  • LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - FEBRUARY 14: The Pete Rozelle Trophy given to the Super Bowl MVP, and the Vince Lombardi Trophy are seen during the Super Bowl LVI head coach and MVP press conference at Los Angeles Convention Center on February 14, 2022 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Katelyn Mulcahy/Getty Images)

    LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – FEBRUARY 14: The Pete Rozelle Trophy given to the Super Bowl MVP, and the Vince Lombardi Trophy are seen during the Super Bowl LVI head coach and MVP press conference at Los Angeles Convention Center on February 14, 2022 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Katelyn Mulcahy/Getty Images)

    2. Do you still want the tush-push outlawed?

    Greg Bedard: I hate it. I mean, for the Eagles it’s just too automatic. I don’t know how you combat it. It got to the point where I was having a conversation with my son and he was like, Do you think they could just tush-push it from the ten yard line on on first down? And I said, yeah, they probably could. That’s what it’s going to evolve into. Is that what you want in the NFL?

    1. What would be the best, most entertaining Super Bowl matchup?

    Greg Bedard: Niners -Dolphins. I want the Shanahan bowl. Kyle Shanahan and his protege Mike McDaniel.

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