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  • But I have to ask you, which NFC East team do you see actually winning a playoff game?

  • Yeah.

  • I mean, it is absolutely a tough question.

  • I'm gonna go with Washington right now because they have the only They're the only team in this division that has something that I feel like you can rely on.

  • You can rely on their defense by EPA there the third best defense in the league, and they've been playing even better lately.

  • And you can trust that front four is gonna show up because they tend to show up weekend and week out.

  • That's something that other teams will be afraid of and other teams have to adjust to, and they also have assuming their quarterback comes back, Alex Smith comes back and is able to play.

  • They have a quarterback who has some playoff wins, so I think that that is a situation where they could I don't have any faith or much faith in any team from this division, But you're gonna make me pick one.

  • It's gonna be the one that has a unit that is reliable and trustworthy, and they, I think, are gonna be sitting at the head of the kids table.

  • When everything shakes out this weekend, Washington's gonna get in the playoffs, and I think they have the best chance.

  • Though it's low, they have the best chance to actually win a game in the playoffs more than any other team.

  • Shocking.

  • I disagree with Dominy.

  • Eso I'm actually, and it scares me that I'm saying this.

  • I'm gonna say the Cowboys and I cannot believe that in December I'm actually picking the Cowboys.

  • But here's why.

  • Because now in December is when you need to be playing your best football.

  • And I was at that washing Carolina game.

  • I covered that game.

  • I saw Washington play in a game where they had everything they needed in front of them.

  • All they had to do was beat Carolina, and they had guaranteed, like, Okay, we're going to the playoffs and they did not win.

  • So now this weekend, we said we have the same scenario when and you're in, but that the way I saw that Washington team play after week of Dwayne Haskins stuff, And now it's another week where we're talking about Dwayne Haskins.

  • Uh, this team, I'm It's not that I don't believe in Washington, but their quarterback situation troubles me as much as Chase Young.

  • Believe in Taylor.

  • Hi, Nickie.

  • Hi, Nikki.

  • Uh, you cannot You can't rest on Taylor.

  • Heinicke is gonna be the thing that gets you to the playoffs this deep.

  • It's a young team.

  • It's a good team, a good defense, But a very young team that Ron Rivera has.

  • And I will say in defense of the Cowboys, we're killing them a couple months ago and in the last three games, it looks like a different team.

  • I understand we're talking about the NFC lease, but this looks like a different team.

  • They Andy Dalton looks like a different guy.

  • Three touchdowns last week, 10 takeaways over the last three games.

  • December is when you need to have the momentum and the Cowboys, for whatever reason, they are in prime position to shock some people.

  • You said whatever reason that suggest to me that you can't explain what's going on so you can't trust.

  • Can't rely on it.

  • E can explain ID.

  • That's fair.

  • But I can explain what's going on in Washington.

  • Dumb boys upfront is getting after it that front four is a problem I can trust that I can't trust Andy Dalton.

  • I'm sorry.

  • I know they have great receivers, but I can't trust Andy Dalton the way he's played this season.

  • And you could even go back Thio him being in and I'm Cincinnati.

  • Andy Dawn doesn't have playoff success necessarily or not necessarily.

  • And in fact, he doesn't have any playoff wins.

  • That's a problem.

  • Understand?

  • Wins and losses are not a quarterbacks that, but it will be really nice to point to your quarterback and say, Hey, he's won a playoff game Alex Smith isn't a some sort of playoff world beater, but I think he has to dubs in the playoffs and that gives people some confidence, even though that was a long time ago before different injuries.

  • But he's making reasonable decisions.

  • I'm not saying he's a great quarterback, but I'm saying he's a good game manager and when you have a great defense, which their defense seemed like it is tracking towards, I could believe in that.

  • There is nothing.

  • You have no faith.

  • You can't trust anything that's happening in Dallas.

  • I'm sorry that that situation you're bringing up dandy Andy Dalton and it at least Andy Dalton had any Dalton.

  • At least you can trust that.

  • He's a veteran.

  • You don't have that in Washington, and you bring up Alex Smith.

  • His numbers aren't that much better than Dwayne Haskins.

  • Now there's a reason I will never doubt Alex Smith, comeback player of the year, like I get it.

  • But when you talk about right now, what this team is doing, you don't know week to week who started, You know, they were praying that Alex Smith calf was gonna be was going to get him to that Carolina game, and it did not.

  • And what did we see?

  • Dwayne Haskins bench for Taylor.

  • Hi, Nikki.

  • You know, that's not a situation where you can feel confident going into a must win game and then in the playoffs.

  • I'm sorry, that defense legit, but I'm not.

  • I'm not sold on the rest of the team roster wise.

  • On paper, the Cowboys top to bottom much better roster than Washington.

  • So I know better than to cut you off.

  • You taught me and Ryan that lesson yesterday the hard way it was.

  • So I'm just gonna wait until you open up some space for me to speak.

  • I believe it's my turn now, so I'll go ahead.

  • Thank you, Kimberly, for allowing me to say some stuff, but I don't I don't trust the Cowboys offense.

  • I don't trust their defense.

  • I don't trust their fake punting special teams.

  • I don't trust their coaching staff.

  • I don't trust anything about the Dallas Cowboys, and I agree with you.

  • There is so much to be concerned about in Washington.

  • There's so much to be concerned about in this whole division.

  • I don't necessary.

  • You're right.

  • Alex Smith Numbers are not all that impressive, actually, the bad, but he makes good decisions most of the time, so I don't trust Alex Smith unnecessarily.

  • I certainly don't trust that offense, but I trust that defensive line.

  • So that's what I'm gonna rely on.

  • I trust Ron Rivera.

  • I trust those coaches and that defensive line more than anything else in this division.

  • And I think this conversation might be a waste of time, honestly, because I think either team is gonna lose in the playoffs.

  • I don't even know what's gonna happen this division.

  • I think I think Washington will win this weekend and get in and they probably get smashed by somebody else.

  • But they have a better chance than the Cowboys because the Cowboys are so unpredictable.

  • And you're right.

  • They've had some better numbers on offense recently.

  • But let's look at who they were playing against.

  • They're playing against your right.

  • Some other teams from it is not very good.

  • Yeah.

  • Yeah, Well, the Philly team had no corners out there.

  • They're Darius Slay, kind of playing by himself in that situation.

  • And that, z, uh, and that that would lead to having some bigger numbers than you can trust.

  • And you know what?

  • You're not gonna get a depleted team when you get to the playoffs.

  • And I haven't seen nothing from the Cowboys to suggest that we can trust them.

  • We could rely on them toe outcoached, outplayed anybody.

  • It's just been bad.

  • So you're telling me you trust Taylor?

  • Hi, Nikki.

  • No disrespect, Taylor.

  • Hi, Nicky.

  • Seems like a great guy, and he put any outplayed Dwayne Haskins last week.

  • But you trust Taylor Heinicke in this situ it win, and you're in versus Annie Dalton and a Cowboys team that on defense and offense seems I don't want to use the word rejuvenated, but I'll just use it.

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But I have to ask you, which NFC East team do you see actually winning a playoff game?

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    林宜悉 posted on 2020/12/31
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