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I'm okay with the saints pain Boller because they need a quarterback but he looked eleventh it is too much opportunity cost of some day air. At Joseph dot 87 on Twitter writes Larry site we don't pass rusher eleven. But if it fosters there I would take you before the president. He's cannon that he's he's kind of a nasty player we need from Larry JLG. Son teasing you want to order. Q coming at 8787 are at Kristian garic as well on the phones it is so 187 text 878 to about your brackets how they look and around two down or into. They still still intact are you still looking good area account all the Boston minor apartment Boston. And up on the African disease that would turn the how I'd like the that the upsets I loved intrigue and drama I don't watch college basketball. At all until. Not one game. Not known not to write snotty and LSU might post it on the radio but. Not gonna sit down and watch it start to finish. Nothing gets to sports is Agassi's basketball. House levels and abort. When you Watson gave desperately to note is huge leap. The talent and skills that's a thing opposed to college football season some relief you played some really gains. Those guys have some tremendous feel as well. He set relishes baseball today. First pitch at 1 o'clock and their pregame coverage starts at 1231 of these a realist Sports Radio network at that time and eligible for the soup it's Stewart they beat him last night five to one Omnia. Left arm Jarrett posting big global Ron finally at 32 straight innings without surrender a run. But by the one LSU won yesterday and in 22 tonight that front tires were beaten around the ball park on Friday night. Football's most of them baseballs were among the folks who go low ball. The world Boyer a few decades ago. Final four to 601878 X 87870. Alex Okafor and a few others caught up with Deke Bellavia and Bobby you'll hear that this hour. Well that way a little early it's just sports here on W dwelling in ethnic and it's what are fired up this morning about the Malcolm Butler what would it take to. To get him go to give up to get him in a black gold uniform will revisit that conversation the first place for area outs Okafor freeagent signing for the new policies from the Arizona Cardinals the player when your contract for Alex Okafor. Going back are coming to new world isn't coming back is a former team in Texas kitty the car. He visited without the ability earlier in week Nicholas. I new member of the new on. States John just now by way of the Texas university in long hard drafted in the foreground of the thirteen grabbed by the Arizona Cardinals where he spent some successful season now. A member of the back and go Alex Okafor chicks that radio and Alex thank you for joining us. Congratulation on your DO may welcome to new laws has appear to be a saint. I'm excited about the opportunity you know basically gone. Now Alex just talk about because a lot of times it is about relationships. You know the high school college professional. And that you develop relationships with coaches and teammates and how convincing. When you talk to Kenny of apparel. About being part of the saints defense going organs and oh a human Emma pretty tight. Brilliant that's marvelous my best twelve. Normally go to the field season. He expressed to me they indeed on the defense line. And you know trees and obviously I was interested you know to be much mutual interest between the play of Phnom is so. Not put too much into this thing started he doesn't he's not been got started reach an hour and talks started up and blue blazer could become reality and we concluded native. Now Alex the breakdown looking you come at that NFL. And then the saints fans they wanna see is. On a consistent basis. Where you have been 8910 sacks a year. And you know could be an every down the bits have been obvious that it can jar and it. Let's say one year you have three sacks that are willing you have aid and maybe not as productive is it. Primarily because injuries opportunities are accommodation. Indies and then maybe an opportunity. I think I think the combination of both men when you well maybe you heard earlier in this he early in the season which is kind of what happened last year. Many opportunities diminished the league doesn't win one that it applied materials to come in and two years I pulled me by the time I got healthy. A community can you wanted and most productive. That in that as many Basanova like so. Note in the futures could be a matter of me making sure that the injuries don't occurred is doing the best I can't pick him about it and capitalize on the up to duplicate. Now Alex when you look at you'd those opportunities and obviously. Known. That situation of players you see it now logged as they need running back by committee. You know would you bring that to table you look at you as a to play every down first second third down are you aware. An NFL I'm sure you are that the NFL teams are probably look at well. The cell before complete a run 642 or 61 pounds. Unity god does that committed twenty pound tackles when they gonna try him all you hi do you. Better you game on first down and nudges being a Patrick Dubin also being stout against the run. Larry I mean you wouldn't you wouldn't be in this league if you opening the few played it up on the intrigue with the attitude that much capital. If the team can't stop the run and they can't women united effective. Console that I could stop the run an unknown to turn the crew beaten. Now Alex. But well what is your goals going forward I mean is that like to be part of a defense that. It it is ranked amongst events and in if you have a few part of dead in the individuals that so naturally follow. RO Bo what is your take now that you know with the NFL's all about. And you are better in going forward. Well and personable they brought me in particular needs on defense. But so that they need in me to do that protects ultimately that this can get to call us what plan on bill. Now Alex. You talk about. Because you are on your own you are man. And the coaches in the Al you have curfew. You know you around you look at college prepared though would it is an NFL. And you look at the temptations of coming to city like New Orleans compared to Phoenix or even. Austin, Texas now you get in trouble wherever he had bit. Oh what I have been all of the field in Phoenix that. That may be out all of a sudden a red flag is raised though he got in trouble outside of football lodges break that down. Can you repeat the question having quite an. Well the question is how do you prevent coming to a New Orleans and maybe being in the same situation or scenario that he could possibly get in trouble all of the feel. Like what occurred in Phoenix. You get people active men and not on. When I was younger in the league I'm now I'm unlock pin number it'd do whatever it takes to win it in you know learn from the mistakes of the past. Indoors not move forward from an and so people that move forward from that and I'm sure that's why we think that the and to have them. Alex you know when you when you come out of high school it's a situation the way that you make a name for you say are you get recruited and so forth and then it's. It's seemingly on the outside looking in that it's almost like the same situation may be you. In your camp also doesn't look around like you mentioned earlier where it is indeed might be a good thing it. What was it like his music is as some as a summons similar to when you were recruited in high school vs when your free agent now you kind of teams that call and you enjoy interest and you is is this some similarities there. Yes definitely really is. Basically want the free agent period started to kind of start collecting. Interest from other pain and then you create like sort of become or you wanna go and where these feet. This so did the most opportunity in the best truthfully scan lines. You know we've looked. We've done we saw in the world was simply at the top of the list even before interest started in zone and you know what we want more have expressed an interest. We pursued it and made it happen. Alex in in 88 main stuck TO forty years. Settlement it was a company you know they go roku roku true. You know extravagant yeah dignity and it just simple no. And it's a logo of Alex man congratulations on you DO good luck to you here in New Orleans and congratulations on becoming a New Orleans site. Ramon grow to be here. Alex Okafor son and a one year contract with the city's last week free agent from the Arizona Cardinals played at Texas with Kenny a caller Roland he's a nice piece nice. Addition. Not gonna solve the saints' pass rushing woes the rule will be a factor in the past rough and torture and it a lot of texts and tweets L also you know when debating whether her. You're going to you know draft and pass rusher. You know at some point strapped hi all I would have C yet you're going to do the saints and does that still mean that they're giving up on key cop no it doesn't however they have to protect themselves. Keith got hostile off his thirties the only injury of his career. Right penalty notices third Jiri he's going it was thirty years last year was second year he had some knee injuries in college now has one. The National Football League so you have to protect yourself if you or the seat you can. Out now make on he got production often ACL injury now. As I understand it and I haven't told but people close allies that he's he's he's progressing nicely he's he's along well and is on on pace. Two he'll play this year play. Perhaps start training camp you vitals see him much you'd TA is not because he's not do well at saint wanna give him as much time as possible. To recover you know within the gains in people made in June to negotiate that you are certainly. How were reports that in July in wintry camps are so. I'll figure given up on key I would look at that weighs much it is I think it is. There there patent numbers there to get some answers that are having a backup plan look at the department at if he can hop bounces back and you know. Please like he didn't need the rookie especially the first half of the season let the National Football League in aren't fumbles. Forced fumbles and he plays like that particular product the evidence prayers and riches at that position it's never problematic they'll find ways to beat those guys on the field. Be huge boon for the saints they gave he got up back open runner also it being on a pass rusher in the draft that's why I'm a little hesitant at. The win or to send the eleventh overall pick. To the patriots for Malcolm Butler and the patriots they're desperate as well now think about it. The trade the thirty there 32 overall pick differ from picked us after they lost the saints after they lost their second round pick. Sending a calm their second round pick to Carolina. For Tony yearly so right now all they have. It is W the third round draft pick in that they don't have their fourth rounder as they and that and that's written that that's the state and city you have. They did 3 AM in the fourth round pick as well then then it's render at the one from the states. Of the fates didn't get back in Canada you know its top news Butler deal. But I think that the patriots don't have the leverage. His scenes look. I don't have a first or second rounder right now in Iowa take its 42 overall pick in the second. He almost eight they would look at that as goalie got Tony you eat for free. At that point in lost Malcolm Butler but again if you Malcolm Butler Yana. Which means. You're on overture to free tender its MP3 point nine million dollars you're seeing others. On the open market other quarterbacks who you day Stephon Gilmore. He's huge pay days you know in a plane for that three point nine dollar one year deal. You want security. And it secured a two times bowl champion got its top ten Warner sent a second team all pro so I get it. I think that's why I don't see him going back and teachers and others some trepidation some. Some concern among statement that Malcolm Butler might be playing the saints. Get a better deal from the patriots now with the patriots are at that opportunity human deal they proved that they don't want pay him. They start off an eighteen dollar a year range ripe with Tom minded low ball he'll like that some of things. So kind of stalled negotiations. And anyone out there besides the point toward the opening hours. A freeze I think that the brick has been born between the patriots in Butler each play elsewhere now and another team coming in the mix. And turn it up about about like yes yeah but I mean. At this point I think it. There's. Legitimate. Interest on his behalf alone so it's apt to make this deal work and bring him to world at what cost we don't know when would go down we don't know. But I do think he goes down it's just not them maybe. Timely fashion saints fans would want it quickly. 5042601870. Text 87870. Won't give up. Malcolm Boller also public College Baseball a 155 now it won two straight over Georgia go for the sweep today. The tigers midweek loss losses concern you or is it is now. A bump in the road and in effect as it SEC play. Alli -- do a conference morsel in the league games and they still look like a team that was expected to go home Albany still keep acting go. Omagh makes noise final 42601 it's heavily taxed 870. Eight Seve violate. Yes I think this hellish baseball team. More so than the last two or three that have gone along and been to a barbecue I think this team has more. On the chance to Google law and make some noise in win a couple of games and it just suited better equipped better yet. Two really good pitchers and top of their rotation Friday and Saturday without slime in their post bail out slaves ruled. Into that last restart not. Particularly Christian and he already over five right now. But then I think it'll settle down I think as the season goes on. He saw a little bit of that from Alex like last year in the he really got I've gotten better shape I think that he pitchers that they got to be on the amount they be in gave way truly get into. Particular scheme shaping game ready and which she outlined in that middle part of the season and through SEC play. I think he's going to be strong strong force for Ellis shoot down the stretch trying to run to law. And and look at their lineup when Antawn plants right now is out of his mind that twelve game hitting streak. But I mean he's he looks like a beach ball coming up there. We've in the heat is on fire right now the plea that at top 40 lineup has gotten on track here. Recently last couple last couple games. I think I think LSU doing that they're set up offensively and indeed that's that we pitching. And down decree Robertson at shortstop has been sensational. I think there definitely suited to make a run in Omagh to align in all law should they get there 50426018. Semi tech's 8787 inch CBS news update our. Local news headlines well back though it's just sports Debbie Molina meant Twitter is live right now. In particular about Stephon Anthony he's kind of the forgotten guy in this conversation of upgraded seats defense. Some fans policy and give it another shot Mike Nolan brought in as the linebackers coach former coach of the essence go 49ers and cut dividends he could pay for a guy like Anthony you know I think he can help I like the addition of my element. Uptown boy up. You a cowboy three. On putters as you guys are quick to give up on Anthony guys forget the car had a bad tendencies not to mention the tease his position. Let's true that's that's fair to point out. Uptown boy three however. He was making. Rookie mistakes he used diagnosed in one when it was passed and passed when it was run whether the change your position and he still can't diagnose that's an issue. We when you when you instincts are off as Sean Payton described him. That's an issue now can that be corrected yes can Mike Nolan pay dividends or yes. At Christian Derrick on Twitter. Absent from school to have a few of these it's it's on fire right now might I'm mentions are out of control but not to weigh in and year. On tour remorse and today in usual. 5042601878. X 87870. Let's talk about stuff on it will further antique shop we talk about him but. Unable to give up don't know I don't think the art at the new drug trade but this is thirty years are in the 31 overall pick. Couple years back when it was fifteen right yet. 2050. 31 overall pick from the Seattle Seahawks he drafted linebackers upon Anthony who is rookie year played pretty good beat could still see hits and growing pains I think your willingness to take those but the the big leap forward NFL players mostly from your one year to that you saw a regression. From stuff on whether they change his position or not. I still think that linebacker the linebacker Pia would diagnose it being able to diagnose and yet he had trouble doing. So in his third year as a make or break year for for department. He's going to be given an opportunity yet again to compete for starting job. And I just wonder if he's going to be able win the starting job and if you have your 31 overall pick your number one draft pick. As a backup three years in the league something went wrong he couldn't get on the field on special teams elect five special teams snaps. In wanna start with. Greg Robertson got banged up. It was starting instantly Buccaneers. Played pretty well and Nelson. And a fan on the leg injury and was put on IR for the final two games that season. Goes to show you you know all the sudden he would even on the injury report and he shows a couple of with a leg injury they put one I'll aren't the subtleties of him. That bode well and speak to have a lot of confidence in that particular point 5042601870. Text 8787. It's a couple of these tweet is wells that way come back and promote in the event for state ball rates as well with. Patty policy Arpaio Pauline Paterson excuse me. Not a Nazi ball there's the nets are depleted our welcome back it's a sports poly Patterson joining us now Pauline. Let's talk about seeing politics of fund raiser coming up only announcement just tells about it. Thank you very much attention from happening on the you know ams. And thought I am as a Manuel band that we act and the credit. And vote on and then the top and then next Saturday march 20 that. From eleven parity to the war. And I'm but and get to talk about that night the kind of more and Tom DeLay and believe that the and the from. 1 o'clock to three. And the technique and Baltic am it is your money to try and fund media and certainly searched. It started in heat on it and the woman man. Nineteen TV and pondered what eyes and entity there's. I'm nearly 900 that in the event. 29 on TV. Symbolic honestly is close to 200 million dollars. And so it's and the. I love the genuine. Authentic Irish accent to. Make NATO where you like it shall Matt normally. I didn't think. 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At that time and then birdied four iron at mr. comment I think what that'll be there from under pretty. And it accurate and the amount of land a couple of voted down creep. Handed Lebanon aren't around there and enter the appropriate day great round today. Arco it to me is on the side and this year where on the beat and and who are in the is of course is. Skiers. 10 years am close to 705 dollars. So am I am convicted by politics. And today. Art but this only the second largest. End. And we at present at pediatric cancer the only the only second and then I government itself. And they recently in two and I've basically money goes to restart ground and then we are. Funding. They were able to release and to patents at the third. Pediatric. Cancer drug that was that he would trade so that more. That money is actually being unique and people in the Caribbean are an instrument. Pauline Paterson. Appreciate the time it's certainly. Good luck next Saturday in 1130 to fort Thomas Morse that'll be there from one to four raising money for saint politics that's a lucky guy Saturday thanks Polly. Christian thank you so much appreciate it. Then. Yeah okay. 504260187868787. Via tunnels more so definitely that's the reason why maybe I've grown my era and Erica since the season and that I've gotten. Long hair out those that that that hasn't seen it while Mayer's gotten quite long putt and keep it maybe now the next you Miguel. Just let it grow all wait till next year this time for saint ball urgency that then and donated to. Which give from which you won't grow and artists in politics foundation for a weeks for kids that could could donation. I come back talk a little Malcolm Butler nick underhill fired up on Twitter as well Thelma it's not a deal and com also might put a time might blow ups that keep coming crushing our as well all along attacks on 878 semi. I'll get to those next here on W him well enough and I look at back. It's just sports here till 1230 we hand things off the elegy Sports Radio network for LSU and Georgia game three the tigers are going for the sweep of Georgia the B by the won yesterday 22 to nine. Back on Friday you'll have a first pitch for at 1 o'clock bury Michael Knight on Twitter says I believe. They are pass rusher away from helping the secondary do you think after free agency they've addressed the needs or not I like what they've done in free agency so far. AJ Klein. Now look a decline. Larry Wilford. Taken junior Alex Okafor. Think it had a pretty nice little classic and it certainly help them improve their team now. Heated week in your team a bit by vibrant it cooks. That straight there in New England however he gives them a chance to recoup that because. You know this this office is shown that he can get by without a dominant wide receiver they've done that in the past the eaten they can do without wanting to buy draft and develop one. A lot easier and a lot cheaper. And ultimately you got the paper and cooks a lot of money. But. Right now let's say they're therapy. If they if the land Malcolm Butler Allah give in and day. But that's it's still a complete. If they go into the draft without addressing the quarterback position and it's not address the pass rushing position. I think beat that hurts them all of it because if they addressed the quarterback position. If they get Malcolm Butler in the mix then they don't have the draft for need in in several rounds now ideally they wanna pick one. Eleventh overall at as a pass rusher but outside of that after that you can draft truly the best player on your board if you have a 32 picky committee you can roll the dice after receiving their he dropped another quarter of their draft. A running back perhaps. An offensive lineman enemy it's truly wide open for you if you and welcome Butler I mean he's almost the centerpiece key. Who saints offseason to saint street and C hall if you will he will give you so much more flexibility come April. In the draft. At the end of April he you'll be olympians from what I think with a little bit more freedom opposed if you don't win and that you you go into it knowing what we got to come out of this with a with a top flight quarterback and a minus. Without with a top flight that's been and you can't eat up that you both LSU got two picks in the top tenants are yet to decide in an eleven where you ago and it's deeper one than it is to pencil lines so more talented at more than it is to its lights in the states could end up going. Eleventh overall corner I think what outs mold and taken eleventh overall. That's that's that's that's concerning as well that's enough that it. Fans no had a history doesn't always mean it's gonna repeat itself but it does and then you know the independent and out all that which would be. Devastating for two units need to rebuild their their secondary treatment I don't see that happening I think the saints will draft pretty well specially that'll of the overall pick Libya. We contributor will be a start will be a player. Regardless of its at quarterback war to the accident. Polite to open a 504. 2601878. Text 87870. Got a text here says. Let's see we need Gibril peppers he would change our defense to go preparers the safety slash linebacker with the Michigan Wolverines coming out. He's a hybrid player don't know if he's a linebacker or safety at the next level in the top line. He worked out both groups but he is the new wave of how teams are used in. Safeties and linebackers close to the box deal be kin. From the Arizona Cardinals were warning seem kind of player he's a difference maker. Willie transition to the NFL that we don't know but it's interesting because. Teams are starting to find guys like to broke peppers. To play. Because the only candidate success in Arizona to play at safety slash linebacker role in different defense and so. That would be inched in to see him if he has that going to new worlds I don't know where he's projected ago and the ease. Late round and round pick or on the Mitt or drop it orally. First round pick perhaps it is the second. Another texting. The saints and the saints should get with Linux when it's agent and do a deal where he only injuries to play for the saints just the saints like Archie made it would Eli Manning that's entirely different first off the saints. Can't. The saints can't. Go to the agent it's highly illegal as it has its say hey you know ease say that you're not simply for nearly team but the saints only about a draft look I hit the need. Want to Atlanta for his uniform I'd I'd like to see that happen. That's conversation for another day but they would be in big trouble if he wins behind the scenes orchestrated some sort of deal that and plus it's dealer for that you're not seeing package you get drafted as high as possible like. Yeah you would tell saints get out of here I'm not doing that not that means that I hadn't that's the difference of about 45 million dollars to 15 or eleven. I'm not pass them for five million dollars is because you want me wears a benefit for me because guess what. You got me a rookie slot paced feel I can negotiate a better contract than what it says from the previous year's eleventh overall pick it's only like. Things like 2% increase our 15%. So like that goes up somewhere between five and 15% of the previous year where they were picked it. That saves lots of eleventh overall pick and we seventeen will get slightly more than eleven overall pick in 26 to its economy annually Christine witty. Constructed the CPA so yell out I'll like it that's cool shady though and we want saints. It anything chic that's for sure it's just sports roles offered and a half hour to elegy baseball here at WW volume and a.