The NFL playoffs are here and that was a heavy emphasis on the Scott Garceau Show with Jeremy Conn this week. Scott & Jeremy talked to sports writers across the nation to help preview this weekends slate of games.
Tim Booth with the Associated Press in Seattle joined us to break down the Seahawks-Vikings game. The Seahawks came out on top the first time these two teams met in week 13; he credited the dominant front seven of Seattle for that win, “In that first game, very early on they forced that game into Teddy Bridgewater’s hands which is what you hope to do playing against the Vikings. Seattle’s defensive line has been really disruptive this year and I think more than any other year they are the reason they are the leagues top run defense.”
Craig Heist with 106.7 The Fan called in to talk about the Redskins-Packers matchup. Kirk Cousins has been straight money heading into the playoffs with 23 TD’s and just 3 INT’s in the last 10 weeks of the season. Craig wanted to make sure the right people got credit for Cousins’ success, “give Jay Gruden and GM Scott Mcloughan a little bit of credit for this because they stuck to their guns; they stuck to having him be their quarterback and it turned out to be the right decision.”
Aaron Wilson from the Houston Chronicle joined in on the playoff talk as he previewed the Chiefs-Texans game on Saturday. JJ Watt is a special player in this day and age of the NFL, Aaron talked about his discussions with Hall of Fame defensive players such as Anthony Munoz about Watt, “he said this guy goes hard every play. He’s got the power of Reggie White and the quickness of Lawrence Taylor. He might be a three-time defensive player of the year this year.”
Tim Benz with ESPN 970 in Pittsburgh touched base with us to preview the AFC North showdown in Cincinnati Saturday night. Tim talked about his biggest fear for the Steelers heading into the game. “Where I think the biggest problem is, is that there’s always been balance. There’s always been the threat of the run with either Le’Veon Bell or DeAngelo Williams. If it’s ever decided by the defensive coordinator and the defensive staff that the Steelers aren’t going to run then the play action is gone and it’s easier to take away Ben Roethlisberger’s pasing lanes.”
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