#1 Cochran Sports Showdown: Feb. 11, 2019 (Part 2)

ALL RIGHT

WELCOME BACK WE CONTINUE WITH THE NUMBER ONE COCHRAN SPORTS SHOWDOWN THE PENGUINS IN 4th PLACE IN THE METRO YES, IT IS CROWDED BUT THE ISLANDERS ON TOP BY SIX CAROLINA LASSITUDE

WHAT IS YOUR REASON WHY THEY ARE WHERE THEY ARE? IT HAS BEEN SCORING, BELIEVE IT OR NOT NOT THE CASE AGAINST TAMPA BUT PRIOR TO THAT WHEN THEY WENT IN THEIR 3-7 TANK AVERAGE TOG 6 GOALS PER GAME THAT IS NOT ENOUGH

THEY CAN'T ALLOW THAT MANY GOALS AND NOT SCORE TO BACK THEM UP WITHOUT GENO, ZACK, JUSTIN, AND OTHER GUYS, SLUMPING, THEY ARE NOT SCORING ENOUGH TO MAKE UP FOR IT MALKIN, YOU ARE EXPECTING HIM TO BE A SUPER STAR HE IS MINUS 20 AND NOW HE IS HURT JUST AN AVERAGE PLAYER

THAT IS NOT GOING TO CUT IT AND THEY HAVE A STUBBORNNESS HERE AND I LIKE SULLIVAN SHOULD JOHNSON PLAY EVERY NIGHT? NO MATCH-UPS SHOULD DICTATE WHEN HE IS IN THE LINE UP HE IS TERRIBLE MATT, HE NEVER GETS A NIGHT IN THE PRESS BOX

SO HE WOULDN'T GIVE HIM A CHANCE I KNOW HE HAS NOT BEEN GREAT BUT HE IS ON PACE TO SCORE 30 GOALS MINUS 50 OR SOMETHING THE TEAM STINKS MALKIN IS MINUS 20

YOU PROJECT HIS GOALS OUT, SHE A 30 GOAL SCORER I THINK IT BOILS DOWN TO, THIS TEAM RIGHT NOW, AS IT IS CONSTITUTED, THE GUYS ON THE ICE ARE TRYING TO PLAY A STYLE OF A TEAM THAT HAS THREE SCORING LINES AND THEY HAVE NOT HAD THREE SCORING LINES FOR A LONG, LONG TIME AND THIS TEAM IS MUCH BETTER WHEN THEY PLAY BORING HOCKEY WHEN THEY LISTEN, WHEN THEY PLAY THE 200-FOOT GAME, WHEN THEY DO ALL THOSE THINGS, WHEN THEY THINK DEFENSE FIRST, THEY ARE NOT THE FASTEST TEAM IN THE LEAGUE ANYMORE

THAT IS OBVIOUS THEY ARE NOT THE TOUGHEST TEAM IN THE LEAGUE NEVER BEEN CLOSE TO THAT QUESTIONABLE HOW MUCH THAT MIGHT MATTER FOR THEM ANYWAY BUT THEY ARE NOT DOING THE BORING THINGS FOR A LACK OF A BETTER WAY TO PUT IT THEY THINK THEY CAN GET AWAY WITH PLAYING THE WAY THEY HAVE FOR YEARS AND THEY ARE NOT GOING TO

THEY ARE NOT GOING TO GET AWAY WITH THAT AGAINST TEAMS LIKE TAMPA BAY FOR EXAMPLE DO THEY THINK THERE IS A SWITCH TO BE SWITCHED? ON THE POWER PLAY, THEY ARE TUNING HIM OUT THEY ARE NOT LISTENING YOU GOT THAT REACTION FROM HIM WHEN HE WAS ASKED, IS THERE ANYTHING ELSE THAT COULD BE SAID ABOUT THE POWER PLAY AND HE JUST SAID NO I DON'T KNOW HOW THAT CHANGES WHEN MULLCON AND SCHULTZ ARE BACK

HOW THEY ARRANGE GUYS BASED ON THAT IT IS CLEAR THEY ARE NOT LISTENING YOU KNOW WHAT? IF THAT IS TRUE, TIM, IF THAT WAS HAPPENING TO BEN ROETHLISBERGER YOU KNOW WHAT WOULD HAPPEN? THEY HAVE GIVEN UP THE MOST SHORT-HANDED GOALS IN THE LEAGUE WHEN YOU DO SAY IT IS THE COACH'S JOB TO GET THE MESSAGE THROUGH BUT I THOUGHT THIS TEAM HAD LEADERS WHAT WOULD YOU HAVE HIM DO OTHER THAN WORK HARDER THAN ANYBODY ELSE ON THE TEAM? SOMETIMES YOU HAVE TO DO MORE THAN LEAD BY EXAMPLE

MIGHT BE MORE ON SULLIVAN WHO HAD THE REPUTATION OF BEING A COACH THAT WOULD LAY IN TO THE STAR PLAYERS AND HE DID THAT WHEN HE FIRST GOT HERE, I DON'T KNOW IF THAT DOESN'T WORK ANYMORE BUT YEAH, AS FRUSTRATED AS HE IS IT IS NOT MANIFESTING IN THE PLAYERS LISTENING BETTER NOW, THE SITUATION WITH TRADE DEADLINES COMING UP 25% OF GUYS ON THE TEAM WEREN'T ON THE TEAM LAST YEAR HE MADE TRADES ALREADY

YOU TALKED ABOUT THEM BUT I GET THE FEELING HE IS NOT DONE MAKING TRADES AND HE IS NOT GOING TO BE SATISFIED WITH WHAT HE SEES THEY HAVE TO GET FASTER ON DEFENSE YOU HAVE TWO, AS I SEE IT, TWO CONTRACTS, JOHNSON, YOU CAN'T DO ANYTHING WITH THAT NOBODY WANTS THAT

AND MAYBE YOU COULD PAWN HIM OFF ON SOMEBODY BUT I DON'T THINK YOU WILL FLIP HIM IN A ONE FOR ONE TRADE WHEN THEY WON THE STANLEY CUP THEY WERE FASTER THAN PEOPLE BUT IT STARTED ON DEFENSE AND I DON'T SEE THAT THEY NEED THAT TYPE OF PUCK MOVING DEFENSEMAN SCHULTZ WILL HELP BUT HE WON'T BE THE COMPLETE SOLUTION I WILL BE HAPPY IF HE DOESN'T DO ANYTHING BEFORE THE DEADLINE

WHAT HE HAS DONE IS GIVE UP FOUR DRAFT PICKS FOR ESSENTIALLY TWO HE GAVE UP A DRAFT WORTH OF PICKS OR SOMETHING SHY OF THAT AND TWO PLAYERS FOR TWO OTHER PLAYERS AND IS THIS TEAM BETTER THAN IT WAS A YEAR AGO? I DON'T THINK SO HE LIKES HIS ROSTER ONCE EVERYBODY COMES BACK AND GETS HEALTHY

ALL RIGHT WHEN THEY ARE ALL BACK AND YOU GET TIME AS A POTENTIAL THIRD OR FOURTH LINE CENTER AND SIDNEY CROSBY, IF THE SCORING DOESN'T GO UP IN 10 DAYS, 15 DAYS, I AM MAKING A MOVE ALL RIGHT LADIES AND GENTLEMEN, NOW TIME FOR OUR SMOOTH MOVES SO LET'S BEGIN WITH YOU ANDREW

I AM GOING TO GIVE IT TO THE FORMER STEELER, PICK SIX, ANOTHER INTERCEPTION IN THE AMERICAN FOOTBALL LEAGUE WOULD ARTIE BURNS BE THE BEST DEFENSIVE PLAYER IN THE LEAGUE? ON THE ORLANDO APOLLOS? THE BEST CORNER? PROBABLY NOT THE KICKER FROM SAN DIEGO WHO DRILLED A 46-YARDER MY SMOOTH MOVE, TO THE PRESENTATION AS A WHOLE THEY DID A FANTASTIC JOB ALLOWING US TO LISTEN IN ON THE QUARTERBACKS, THE HEAD COACHES, THE REPLAY OFFICIALS AS THEY REASONED OUT THEIR CALLS

SOMETHING THE NFL WILL BE FORCED TO RECKON WITH BECAUSE THIS IS A TV FIRST LEAGUE 3-3 ON THE AAF WASHINGTON, THE LINEBACKER FROM SAN ANTONIO WHO DESTROYED THE SAN DIEGO QUARTERBACK KNOCKED HIS HELMET OFF KNOCKED THE BALL LOOSE

AND THE REFS DOESN'T JUST THROW A FLAG AND ASSUMED SOMETHING BAD HAPPENED I WAS WAITING FOR FOUR YEARS TO DO THAT AND WE GOT TO DO YOU CAN BET ON THAT? ALL OF A SUDDEN BOB IS INTERESTED ALL OF A SUDDEN BOB IS INTERESTED

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