ESPN Radio's Football Today chat
Welcome to ESPN Radio's Football Today! John Seibel and Orestes Destrade will be coming to you Monday-Friday from 4-6:30 p.m. ET as hosts of ESPN Radio's Football Today, a show specially designed for you!
Before the show, each day at 2 p.m. ET, you can join the ESPN Radio chat and let the duo know what is on your mind in both in the college and pro games. What's the best story in football? Who should be No. 1 in the polls? Which team is the Super Bowl favorite?
Be a part of the show and chat with John and Orestes each day at 2 p.m. ET!
Orestes Destrade (2:01 PM)
What up...hirings, firings, wins and loses...upcoming big weekend. Ur thoughts...
James, Miami ,Florida
Recently Tim Tebpws name is being brought up in the Greatest Player in College History argument. With a Heisman and a Member of 2 championship teams its a compelling argument. But With all this talk of Tebows greatness Pat White has quielty done something never done before by a Qb in FBS history. NCAA QB record holder for Rushing Yards. Only Qb in NCAA History, to go 4-0 in Bowl games. 3-0 agaisnt the SEC in his career, and #6 in NCAA history for Wins by a Starting QB at 36-8. Hes One of only 8 players in NCAA history to rush for 200 and pass for 200 yards in a game. White and Steve Slaton 1 of 3 duos in FBS history to rush for 1,000 yards in consecutive seasons . Fourth player in NCAA history with 40+ rushing and 40+ passing touchdowns in a career. Second player in NCAA history with 4,000+ rushing yards and 5,000+ passing yards. One of five players in NCAA history to rush for 1,000 yards and pass for 1,000 yards in a season , and 1 of 3 players to do it 2 times (2006 and 2007). White as a QB is(7-2 against top 25 teams), (2-1 against top 10 teams), and (1-0 agaisnt top 5 teams).He Peyton Manning (Tenn), David Humm (Nebraska) and David Green (UGA) are the only Qbs in NCAA history to win 3 Jan, Bowls. Look at that company. Should Pat White at least be in the discussion?
Orestes Destrade (2:04 PM)
I'll start w/ Big James, as he put some time and effort in presenting the PW case. Well done, as a college QB/player, few have accomplished what PW has done. Yet, his team was never able to climb into elite status talk in the end and it cost him. He will make a fine nfl player...but not as a QB!
Who do you predict will be in the superbowl two weeks from today?
Orestes Destrade (2:05 PM)
I really think that it will be the 2 PA teams. Home field in the AFC game will be big and McNabb will have a big throwing day in AZ...again.
Jake (VA Beach)
4yrs and $60 mil for Lowe?! As a Mets fan, I can laugh and say "enjoy Lowe at 40 yrs old and $15 mil! Bad move." Ha. Don't you agree, O?
Orestes Destrade (2:07 PM)
They were stuck to sign an impact starter and he is one for the next 2 yrs...after that?? So, it was pay up or I go elsewhere.
Hank (Steeler Fan In Texas)
What Ravens are showing up on the injury list?
Orestes Destrade (2:09 PM)
A Plethora of Ravens are beat up...Suggs, McDaniels, Willie Anderson, Ed Reed. That Titans game was a bruising one and may have hurt more than they know.
JBG (Scranton, PA)
O: How about giving us one player from each team as your X-Factor for Sunday's games. I'm going with Breaston, DeSean Jackson, Heath Miller, and Todd Heap.
Orestes Destrade (2:12 PM)
FS Rolle for AZ...McGahee for Balt...Moore for Pitt and Buckhalter for Phi
Ken (Scottsdale, AZ)
Hey Orestes!! Be honest, if Jim Rice played for the Seattle Mariners, do you think he would have been elected to the Hall of Fame on Monday?
Orestes Destrade (2:14 PM)
Being honest...if Rice put up the same numbers and dominated the league as he did in the '70's and '80's...ofcourse. He was a feared hitter the likes of a Sheffield.
JBG (Scranton, PA)
Looks like you went heavy on the second RBs there O. Are you saying he who controls the ground takes flight to the Super Bowl?
Orestes Destrade (2:16 PM)
Well, I believe that Phi will let it fly and then Rolle comes in play...but it's those second tier guys, kinda like a fine TE that can create a big play or two, give a boost and spell the star back or wideout.
Ken (Scottsdale, AZ)
Alright, do you know of ANY other baseball player that "dominated for a decade and was the most feared hitter of his day" NOT getting in on the first or second ballot?
Orestes Destrade (2:19 PM)
Not usually, but he allienated the media and always was a bit of a difficult person. When you don't reach historic milestones like Carlton and Murray were able to do...then you pay the HOF waiting game piper!!
O, think the safeties coming out in the draft are happy right now? The four starting safeties in the probowl are still in the playoffs. That has to fatten someones wallet.
Orestes Destrade (2:20 PM)
Great call Sean...it is the yr of the RB's and the safeties. Who is the best all around left of these 4...I go Troy P.
Orestes Destrade (2:22 PM)
Who would rather be...Herm Edwards, or the guy who faked his death and jumped out of his plan and got caught in florida??
which is better? Philly D or Zona O
Orestes Destrade (2:23 PM)
AZ O was 3rd in scoring, but I go w/ the hot Philly D.
Jake (VA Beach)
I'd take Reed over Troy still. Troy is a tackling machine, but Reed is a strong tackler PLUS a ball-hawk extraordinaire. And great at returning those TO's for TDs!
Orestes Destrade (2:26 PM)
Hey, I'm from Miami and love the U(in fact, 2 of the Safeties left are from The U!), but Reed has had a shoulder deal along w/ that sore knee and has not been tackling all that well. So, it's Troy for me. Ed is still the best at reading the QB, anticipating and doing something w/ the ball, though!!
Lance: allentown pa
How do people give so much credit to cardinal D for playing 2 good games? The eagles are hot on D too plus they had a great season as a whole. Do you think people are overrating how good the cardinals D is based on a two game performance?
Orestes Destrade (2:28 PM)
Agreed, infact it has to be looked at that in the 2 games for AZ, other factors created the need for the opponents to take chances and go away from their run first scheme.
JBG (Scranton, PA)
My favorite Miami, FL game was the one where Vinny threw the five INTs against PSU and all the guys in fatigues went home with their heads in their hands. Remember that one, O? Good times.
Orestes Destrade (2:29 PM)
Yeah, real good times...next Johnny will bring up the OSU Fiesta Bowl loss!! Thanks!!
I disagree O, I've watched the Cardinals all season and they had schemes out there that I have never seen! They are making tackles (which has been a huge problem) and really found their identity...
Orestes Destrade (2:31 PM)
Maybe Mike, but that would a sports miracle of sorts this late in a season and so seemingly mediocre before that. I can see from one season another. My pts were on the many turnovers be Jake and then having to play catch up.
Johnny (Scranton, PA)
I have so little as a PSU fan, O. Let me have that one, OK?
Orestes Destrade (2:32 PM)
U also sooo little of a schedule next yr...have u seen that!! Incredible!!
most likely to be on another team next year: T.O, Ocho Stinko, Anquan Boldin?
Orestes Destrade (2:33 PM)
Mosdef and most deserving to be let go of...Ocho Cinco!!!
Based on your logic O, should AZ be the favorite now in light of Westbrook re-injuring his knee and the Eagles will be forced to throw? Our secondary has always been solid...
Orestes Destrade (2:36 PM)
It struggled this yr at 22nd in the league and Donovan torched them for 4 TD passes(I know a short week it weas!). I think that they can keep up in pass for pass game, w/ Boldin not at 100% it evens the field abit. Larry is by far the best ion the fireld, but Jax for Philly is explosive!!
prediction for superbowl mvp?
Orestes Destrade (2:37 PM)
In the yr of the RB's and safeties...I go w/ Brian W if Philly wins it and Troy P if it's Pitt. I think that it will be Westbrook!!
Orestes Destrade (2:38 PM)
Gotta Go...great stuff. Have a good rest of ur Wed!! C-ya...Go Canes!!