John -- with -- -- and John thanks for. Rescheduling with us. Hey no problem at all how I want you guys and it was a tough day. Where we well you know we're good at handling tough -- or or -- -- we're in buffalo. But yeah we I was losing my mind about an hour of our effort -- I've come out. We don't wanna bring you went to that hurricane it would have been different. -- imagine that and rightfully so that. You and everybody would be a little bit grumpy about this rejection. Yes it's a big part of life round here. And it and I and militants have gone through it now what 45 times on the NFL. I went through a 129. Days last year and it's painful and it's ridiculous sentence it's sad you know ultimately there's going to be a deal. But how much collateral damage -- take before that deal was done. Course in football the last gains that were lost were in 1987. And in hockey this'll be the third is already is the third season caught into if not completely abolished. In eight years or -- eighteen years 717 years so. You know a little bit of a difference but yes. At least you have games to talk about football is not in it it I think this anyway -- your job like football is not in. A great. Period a year and a lot of controversy about the sport which can cautions and in different things and -- I don't know it it it seems to me a little bit like people have stopped talking about that. Am because we just so enjoy the games so much mostly. I don't know how does that all the controversy of the offseason. I was -- settle. Well it's coming to -- still there right. Still think the people are stinging from the replacement officials for the first three weeks of the season on an. During Green Bay you're not going -- -- about it because you just at a game stolen away commute to the game in Seattle so. He's still have that lingering controversy. By the concussion issue -- I think period more to the parents than it does necessarily. Just the pure football fan because you know what you start to wonder about the okay not like semi hit out to use late football. Knowing that he could rest concussions and all those different things I think is a little bit of concern here. I know that the owners meeting happened on Tuesday and there was concern about ticket sales because they'll even those sales are up about 1%. This year. They still have a lot of potential empty seats and of course to be able to keep these games on local television what some teams particularly Tampa -- did today is that they. Shrink their percentage of sales at 85%. It -- be able to keep the games on local television and so there are growing concern. But you look at the revenue you look at the interest in the sport means they'll look at the fact and I think it's more prevalent. Even the date Girardi yankees you know fighting for their lives and I guarantee that these separate Cisco game is probably get a better rating. The football game yeah yeah honey go you go through and I still I thought was real Helling last Friday is that they'll. Baseball is coming off probably its best week of playoff baseball ever -- know last year. The pretty play offs were phenomenal it was an amazing day but that was a great week of baseball what do they drawn PBS. He'll force six's 484 knives where. You you can look at a -- on Monday night game and it's gonna draw like at 123 unit that's that's the scary part. Four baseball and the good part of football the only problem the football at the worry about the project is so good. And you can just you know watch it on the big screen TV -- not -- those tickets. So John. Three and three is the order of the day in the AFC east and frankly there's. A bunch of other teams to. What will we count seven yesterday AFC teams that are three and three in total. The bills back on track where would you rank them if you were to rank the 73 in three teams. -- put them probably toward the back in the way they're playing but that was a big step forward last week against Arizona he gave them a chance to write this ship because. I think that we talked about had they lost the game they probably would -- in the tank because I think the other competent would have been shot. Probably changes might have been made and who knows what. But to be able to come back and get that went on the road I think was important because now it starts to set things up back to where the schedule can be and the. The fact that there are tied and you're six games into the season. They had probably one of the worst if not deep or stretches of defense. In the history of this team. And yet -- tied for first all they may not be able to catch the patriots in the and. But at least there in at par with all the other teams there's only two teams in the AFC with winning records. In both those teams are coming up bad weeks you got Baltimore losing two starters you have you'd think getting blown away by Green Bay so. You know this now gives them the opportunity. To climb above water. What do you actually think they're capable of though. I think probably capable -- elevator nine wins -- that may not sound like a lot but that's gonna probably be enough to get into the play cost. I don't go by the formula. That. You know the it's going to be forty to 244418. NFC and AFC. And the -- the 44. If you go back in history the numbers basically dictate that is only going to be probably four AFC teams with winning records and the two teams can make it -- -- And you know if this team would be easy schedule as long as it went the easy games at all over the -- about -- home went on to win the couple division games. Still connecting get to the eight -- that gives them a shot. Do you see them as. As good as the jets and dolphins better than worse than. Well right now I put the dolphins ahead of them because the dolphins have a few more things going forum and the bills -- they got a good run defense. They've got a quarterback right now that's getting kind of Andy Dalton Mike hot. In Bryant and it ill and so I put them right now at that spot we got my my big thing was. Whoever the -- best team is in the ANC has a legitimate shot because they get the play all the other -- teams in the AFC. Still the jets right now I don't I don't see that I think the -- can be better than now particularly now if the -- can wind -- home game against the jets. So you put all that together and I think that that the need to respectable chance to get back up there so I put them. You know right toward the middle you know somewhere between eight and ten. John that the bill resigning Shawne Merriman even made national news for him amass the most time. You know that they respond -- -- -- I know that I do not mean that but honestly it was one of those I'm. I feel -- push on because I think a lot of people in the media like myself like Sean because he's always been good the people in the media and it's always a great quote. But also to look like really it is going to necessarily help because. Still he really -- until too much of a drop in buffalo so far he's come in with a reputation but he's never really been healthy enough on the field and up. To get a lot done yet gotten the fact that everybody hoped he would get. John Clayton -- us here on on WG art so tell me more tell us more about ten hell. And done in his play in Miami John there was a team that people weren't very excited about. You know honestly it starting to come up maybe the good coaching Mike Sherman and maybe the fact that he has a good young quarterback. I think the key is. He is come in and pick up the no huddle offense is quickly get Andrew Luck. And you know you can pick up -- no huddle offense and you look at the numbers of no huddle. Really you can get an offense that they average like six yards a play and sometimes get 1516 yards and couple series. Per play -- that's where he's going and I think right now he's in the top five per. Pat does it forty yards or more and remember this has probably one of the -- that not one of the worst proceeding groups in the National Football League. Still all of a sudden getting deep passes to -- heart lies that he passes the bond that they don't really have a great. Pass -- tight -- -- -- as -- Goodyear and so all of the sudden they'll and we see some problems this year with Andy Dalton's some of the most of the not his fault. But I think he's starting to put together an -- don't -- season but the big thing for him is that no huddle and how much competency hasn't. John looking around the account -- referenced problems with -- using coming off of a tough loss Baltimore is a team I'm thinking about. -- you know five and one in the AFC north but the injuries. The corners a big deal Ray Lewis probably a bigger deal. Convey. They still kind of a lock to win that division anchored in football back. -- -- back but I still think that have a debt that shot to win the division. You'll remember every team even the top teams in the AFC are flawed and the you can see it. That Stevens is not going to be good the rest of the seat announcing that in the Terrell Suggs will probably be back. Week eight week nine on the field playing but without him they -- had a pass rush they're tackling has been terrible mean back. The back 200 yard play games on the ground you'll head. Re just playing with a point labor and he can't tackle anybody loading not a is their best player right now what Ray Lewis gone and -- there is leapt on him. Re getting old -- but he's playing with them seal spray. People are back together. I just think that they're gonna have to go with Joseph Flacco carrying the offense and so that means. Winning games at home squeaking out a couple games in the road probably being at ten win team the Pittsburgh can't get that and then Baltimore went division. John did you see any of the footage of -- working out of practice yesterday I did not know. I won't bother. You look anti. -- intend to do that you know it got that body that. Content to put on wait a couple years ago had a real offseason LSU that the that the player of the year but I think the year before he may have at like four or five sacks. And that was the year he came in heavy and so. When you've you've figured that his cardiovascular. For a good portion of the time. With the Achilles was not going to be there a -- people anticipated he was gonna look a little bit sick. While we're in that division and that's why is working up Goebel who. Yeah I was -- what has worked. No way he's gonna play this week coming to think that still coming in a little heavy coming in off an Achilles tear and he think about the fact that this is his training camp. They go for five days he wants to be on the field but it's not reasonable to put him on the field. -- I'm not trying to be jerky I think with the with his body -- that way his body looks I would think the ravens -- -- -- asking -- your Achilles again. If you go try to play football or now. Well more than likely Indian nuclear hamstring cap on the one thing with the Achilles. Is that usually when you have that surgery it is pretty solid and you now -- that thing out so that it's not gonna pop again. Often what happens is that the other Achilles starts to Wear down and that the pop. Yes they is they say that people that have that injury have. Way higher likelihood of having the injury on the other like I I didn't wanna turn this John Clayton segment into around the AFC north but the Steelers John Mike how much of a crisis if there is one is there going on in Pittsburgh. Will be cut again this is the AFC and everything is bound you can't call the crisis if you're two and three. Particularly to knowing that they haven't had the the division game and this is digging in that would determine that all was right with the Pittsburgh Steelers and other defense. Is down and it is not going to be that much and it could be better but it's not gonna be great they're not gonna be a top five defense they get too much age. And they don't have -- column all but if they can win this game on Sunday night against Cincinnati. Then it sets up the reasonable expectation they'll do the usual spot but one in the division. Don't have to make sure they won their own game against Baltimore. That's key also got to make sure that you know they sweep the Cleveland Browns which you would anticipate. Typical five and one of the division then -- get to the ninth and went and make the playoffs more than likely brought. You can see that it's going to be one -- Ben Roethlisberger have to carry the team more this year than he has in pat here's the thing that is going to be Erica. John Clayton -- us quick update on baseball six nothing tigers the Yankees have two errors and no hits in this. Earnest attempt to avoid being swept for the first time in 32 years. What happen of them John -- you paying attention that to an earlier travels. Like to get video is going to commit to what it was baffling is that why can't they hit now we know that. The tigers have great pictures so that's. Partially understandable but didn't get the last series stop all the sudden A-Rod has gotten old. -- -- is having his problems I think the big thing it's what you'd anticipate going in that they weren't gonna go to the World Series division I have a -- I mean CC sabathia is the guy that -- wins game seven at three as opposed to three to two for the most part. And it don't get the seven that he's not winning and the rest of the pitching staff that sub standard I mean for a playoff games so. -- got a lot of big salaries and now it's coming back upon them but hey at least they made the playoffs and at least they -- championships series. Who who is this Tim Kirk -- to me that's a beautiful. 452. Perfectly packaged Yankee take there I mean. John my goodness. What if what if I ask you about the the Washington Wizards do you have do you have 45 seconds in perfect -- on them to urges. -- That says there -- -- get ready for them when Nazis is a. Let's try this how about the Tennessee Titans -- on -- I can't name five of their players. BI agent and you're quite right about that. They're there they're struggling team right now particularly on defense and it. You've seen how bad the bills' defense can be when you appreciate the fact that the titans had given up two points a game more than the bills. What does that say incomplete at that point and I think they won stay a little bit too much in zone and a quarterback -- carve them up. Second they they really struggle with the pass rush coming out -- the Jeff Fisher was always able to do yet wide nine formula. With that end outside the tackles and -- always that pressure and Ellis had a good defensive tackle. Now they're gonna patchwork offensive tackle if they're still trying to figure out what linebackers work and then on offense. Chris Johnson then the bubble. I mean the guy got the big contract hasn't earned anything close to the contract after about four weeks. He was on pace for about a 250 yards season. So if they don't have the right plays as far as trying to run the football Matt Hasselbeck has been up and down as a starter filling in for Jake Locker. And they've had injuries at wide receiver and so this is a team that's very very beatable for the Buffalo Bills. You know who is having a good year running back not Chris Johnson Marshawn Lynch. He in the Seahawks are in San Francisco tonight I think Seattle might be legitimately good. I might wanna say that's a playoff team right now let me think about a little bit more would you say that. I would say it felt on the the only thing that would hold them back would be not allowing Russell Wilson can make plays and he seems like. When they fall behind they let Russell -- start to throw the play action passes and are not as conservative. When they have the -- get a little bit too conservative and so if they let him open up about it what. The more I see -- Russell Wilson and the more everybody sees that Russell Wilson they've been he might be a special quarterback now we understand by ten and 58. It's tough to see down field. But he's such a hard worker in such a good executioner and he'll never make the same mistake twice. He like Drew Brees and Doug Flutie. Might figure out a way to be able to compete consistent even -- it by -- and by the -- more -- to become an absolute spark. On this team and -- Still you know the big play in the playoffs against New Orleans or get an incredible playoff run. And the fans were so jacked up they -- he created an earthquake. It registered with their pounding on the on the war. I think like about a three on the richter scale it was unbelievable. And -- right now he's among the best running back to football. Well send him our best when you see him next. Then on us -- you live your life laws here are just different in. But they used to look Lackey is ever on the you know the story about his contract right you know they offered him seven and a half million dollars and -- agreed upon that deal. Back when the hell I'd say the third week of January the Senior Bowl is going on he agreed to it and then all of a sudden free agency was it. Coming up and never signed the deal and people don't know what to do it like you're rejecting -- it has more on BM Marshall and me just. Is not the most responsible for deadlines he doesn't have a -- melt into the deadline but he's -- And I know for example I have. Had somebody I know it was good -- to get tickets from marsh on and he was promising them tickets he finally came through three hours before kick off. Well no it no offense to you John but there are. At least a dozen police officers may be closer to two dozen around town right now here in this rolling their eyes yeah it. I don't think -- see him as you know -- working as wacky character. -- trouble. All right John nice talk -- thanks again for criminally. John Clayton noses yankees. Eduardo Nunez tripled to lead off the sixth so the Yankees have a hit they still would not have as many hits as errors. It's the -- runs. Ichiro struck out church or is at least ten strikeouts evidence there. -- come back. Now it is it is and it is the comeback. I'd -- -- -- That's regiment that's earlier. Mom.