There are a couple of “oh, snap” moments in today’s Seth Emerson Mailbag.
First, in response to a question about how Smart’s success will affect Mark Fox’ fate (HINT: it won’t), Seth differentiates the hiring/firing settings: The football coaching change, going from Mark Richt to Kirby Smart, was an institutional decision, with many voices and powers at work.
Former Jacksonville Jaguars All-Pro offensive tackle and current Jags radio analyst Tony Boselli joined Inside The Lines to tee up the Jags/Steelers AFC Divisional round game and how Blake Bortles will need to take a few shots down the field and utilize play action to give Jacksonville a chance to pull the upset.
Former New Orleans Saints Pro Bowl RB & current Saints radio analyst Deuce Mc Allister joined Sports Interaction's Inside The Lines to discuss how the Saints defense will try and keep Cam Newton in the pocket and how their Pro Bowl running back duo makes them such a difficult team to stop.
Up to this point there had been only five 100 point games through week 7 and in four different weeks there wasn’t even a single team to score over 100 points!Clams left Ingram on the bench in week 8 but it wouldn’t have helped against the buzzsaw that was Arian Foster and the GROUND SWELL.Gator Bait nabbed his 2nd win and his first 100 game.The Boston Globe's Jim Mc Bride phones into Inside the Lines to discuss the relaxed feel around the Patriots, the importance of Tom Brady getting rid of the football quickly, the potential for Phillip Dorsett to play a big role, and how Stephon Gilmore matches up against Alshon Jeffery.On this edition: Raptors Radio voice Eric Smith previews tonight's Raptors/Lakers game (), Gaming and Sports attorney Daniel Wallach on gambling in the world of the NBA (), Westbook Superbook Manager Jeff Sherman on Tiger Woods (), Todd Fuhrman gets you set for Super Bowl week () On this edition: Boston Sports Journal's Christopher Price on Tom Brady's throwing hand, "fakes" fakes they may use (); JP Shadrick, Jaguars Radio Host, on what the Jags can do to do stymie the Patriots' offence (); Sports Interaction's Phill Gray on the latest line movements (); Matthew Coller, Vikings Reporter for 1500 ESPN Radio, on challenges the Eagles will present (); Scott Grayson, Eagles Beat Reporter for 97.3 ESPN Radio, gives a Philly perspective to the NFC Championship game (); the guys give their picks of the day (1).Incredibly, week 8 saw six teams score over 100 points! Primarily through the air with exceptional performances from Tate, Maclin, Sanders, Gronk, Brady, Watkins and Cobb.