Ireland Contracting Nightly Sports Call: November 7, 2019 (Pt. 2)

A WRAPAROUND FOR THE WIND AND A GREAT COMEBACK WITH TWO BIG POINTS FOR THE PENGUINS AND THE ISLANDERS 10 GAME WIN STREAK IS OVER WE HAVE SOME TWEETS BUT FIRST WE WILL GO TO THE LINES AND GET A CALL FROM HERB I WANTED TO SWITCH DIRECTIONS HERE LITTLE BIT

OF PENN STATE GETS PAST MINNESOTA THIS WEEK HOW DO YOU THINK THEY MATCH UP AGAINST OHIO STATE? KNOTWELL THAT WILL BE A TREMENDOUS GAME BUT I THINK PENN STATE IS RIGHTFULLY IN THE TOP FOUR, BUT THESE NEXT TWO GAMES ARE GOING TO BE REALLY DIFFICULT I EXPECT THEM TO GET BY MINNESOTA BUT THE OHIO STATE GAME WILL BE TOUGH IF PENN STATE SHOULD WHEN BOTH OF THESE GAMES AND THEY SHOULD AUTOMATICALLY BE IN GREAT SHAPE BUT THAT IS A TOUGH THING TO ASK FOR WE WILL SEE WHAT HAPPENS WITH SOME PRETTY GOOD WIDE RECEIVERS ON THIS MINNESOTA TEAM

OKAY THANK YOU LET'S GO OUT TO MIKE AND SQUIRREL HILL WHEN DO YOU THINK THE PIRATES ARE GOING TO PICK A MANAGER AND A GENERAL MANAGER IS GETTING CLOSE TO THE START OF THE SEASON IF THEY DON'T DO SOMETHING SOON THEY COULD BE IN TROUBLE I DON'T KNOW WHAT TIMEFRAME THEY ARE OPERATING ON THERE IS A LOT OF SPECULATION ABOUT THE GENERAL MANAGER RIGHT NOW

THE GENERAL MANAGER WILL SELECT THE MANAGER, SO A FEW NAMES ARE BEING THROWN OUT THERE INCLUDING FORMER RED SOX MANAGERS I DON'T KNOW WHO IT IS GOING TO BE YOU CAN PUT THESE PEOPLE IN PLACE BUT YOU'RE NOT TO BE ABLE TO CHANGE JUST BECAUSE YOU CHANGE GM'S AND COACHES YOU HAVE TO CHANGE THE WAY YOU DO BUSINESS AND YOU HAVE TO SPEND MORE PURE AND SIMPLE YOU HAVE TO SPEND MORE

YOU HAVE TO SPEND ON A MAJOR LEAGUE ROSTER AND WHEN YOU NEED HELP YOU HAVE TO GO GET HELP THE ONLY TWO GUYS THEY SIGNED LAST YEAR GOT HURT AND THEY SIGNED TO THE TIRE GROUP THAT THEY HAVE AND THEY NEED MORE THAN THAT YOU CANNOT HAVE A BUNCH OF LOW- KEY PLAYERS THAT'S WHERE IT STARTS AT THEY CAN DO THAT THAT'S WHEN IT'LL CHANGE BUT HAVE NOT WE WILL BE IN THE SAME KIND OF CIRCLE OF AVERAGE TO BELOW AVERAGE BASEBALL WE WILL SEE

SPORTS IS KIND OF WEIRD WE NOW GO TO PETE PEAK HOUR YOU? I WANT TO TALK ABOUT THE PIRATES IN SEARCH OF A MANAGER WHAT ABOUT MIKE MATHENY? HE SIGNED WITH THE ROYALS WHY WOULD JOE MADDEN TAKE THE ANGELS JOB WHEN HE COULD'VE HAD THE PADRES JOB? THE PADRES ARE ON A RAPID ASCENT AND THE AND THE ANGELS ARE ON THE DOWNSIDE

WELL HE COACH THERE AND HE SPENT A LOT OF TIME THERE BEFORE HE BECAME THE MANAGER AT CHICAGO AT TAMPA BAY THE BEST PLAYER IN THE WORLD ONLY COMES UP TO BAT EVERY NINE TIMES AND PITCHING IS WHERE IT IS THAT MIKE MISS TEEN HE DID SIGN WITH THE ROYALS IF I AM NOT MISTAKEN I WOULD NOT OF MINDED HIM COMING HERE BUT AT THIS POINT WE DO NOT HAVE ANYTHING ROSENTHAL HAS REPORTED THAT THE PIRATES ARE LOOKING FOR A NEW HEAD OF BASEBALL OPERATIONS HE WAS WITH THE RED SOX FOR FIVE YEARS BUT I'M NOT SURE WHAT HE HAS BEEN UP TO UP TO THIS POINT

HE HAS A LOT OF SUCCESS WITH TEAMS AND KNOWS WHAT IT MEANS TO WIN AND PUT TOGETHER A WINNING TEAM WE ARE GETTING A LOT OF STEWARD TWEETS HERE WORK THIS ONE IS CONCERNING FITZPATRICK MIKE SAYS FITZPATRICK IS THE KEY TO THE STEELERS SEASON AND HE HAS BEEN SINCE HE WAS ACQUIRED AND WILL BE MOVING FORWARD YOU CAN MAKE A GOOD ARGUMENT THAT HE IS THE DEFENSIVE MVP HAS MADE GAME CHANGING INTERCEPTIONS, MADE FUMBLES AND HAS DONE A LOT OF GREAT STUFF

SOME PEOPLE WONDERED ABOUT GIVING UP A NUMBER ONE PICK FOR HIM, BUT HIS PRESENCE HERE HAS CONFIRMED THAT THEY ARE NOT GIVING UP ON THE SEASON HERE THEY ARE FOR-FOUR AND PEOPLE WANT TO SPEND MONEY GOING TO GAMES AND YOU WANT TO WIN AS MANY AS YOU CAN THEY WENT OUT OF THEIR COMFORT ZONE AND TRADED A NUMBER ONE PICK HE IS A YOUNG GUY WITH CONTROL AND HE IS HERE FOR AT LEAST A COUPLE MORE YEARS HE IS A PLAYMAKER IN THE DEFENSIVE SECONDARY AND THE BOTTOM LINE IS HE IS SOMEBODY THAT IS MADE A DIFFERENCE AND WILL CONTINUE TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE

YOU CAN ARGUE THAT HE AND TJ WATT ARE YOUR MVP OF THE TEAM SO FAR DEFENSIVELY THROUGH THE HALFWAY POINT YOU CAN CERTAINLY GIVE VOTES TO BUD DUPREE WHO HAS ALSO BEEN GREAT, BUT IS NICE TO SEE THAT THEY FINALLY HAVE GUYS THAT CAN MAKE PLAYS AND CHANGE THE COMPLEX ACTION OF GAMES IS GO OUT TO DAVE WELCOME TO SPORTS CALL

I JUST WANT LET YOU KNOW THAT NUMBER 72 IS ELIGIBLE THANK YOU KNOW WHAT I THINK THEY SHOULD DO WITH THEM? GIVE HIM A ROLE LIKE THE REFRIGERATOR PERRY PUT HIM ON THE GOAL LINE LET'S GO OUT TO BIG AL

THE OTHER NIGHT I CALLED AND AND ASKED WHY DO THEY WAIT CONNOR IN THE BALLGAME WHEN HE GOT HURT? WHY DIDN'T THEY PUT EDMONDS AND QUACKS HE ONLY CARRIED THE BALL FIVE TIMES NOW YOU HAVE TWO GAMES WERE CONNOR IS NOT IN THE GAME WHY DID YOU NOT CRITICIZE HIM? WHAT IS THE PURPOSE OF LEAVING HIM AND QUACKS THEY WERE CONVINCED THAT HE STILL HAD TO WIN THE GAME AND HE IS YOUR NUMBER ONE RUNNING BACK BUT HE WASN'T GOOD ENOUGH TO BE PUT IN BEFORE HE GOT HURT, BUT YOU WANT TO PUT HIM AND AFTER HE GOT HURT? I THOUGHT CONNOR WOULD BE BACK TODAY BUT HE TOOK A TURN FOR THE WORST THAT IS NO EXCUSE

DO YOU THINK THAT WAS THE RIGHT MOVE? THESE COACHES DO NOT TAKE GUYS OUT BECAUSE THEY DO NOT WANT TO GIVE ANOTHER OPPORTUNITY FOR A TEAM TO GET INTO A GAME I AM NOT TALKING ABOUT QUARTERBACKS DO NOT CHANGE THE SUBJECT ON ME IF YOU HAVE A PROBLEM WITH IT THAT IS YOUR RIGHTS I HAVE NO PROBLEM WITH IT

ARE YOU GOING TO SECOND- GUESS EVERY INJURY THAT HAPPENS? WE WOULD JUST AGREE TO DISAGREE THANK YOU FOR THE CALL 412-575 2600 WILL TAKE A BREAK