ESPN Radio's Football Today chat
Welcome to ESPN Radio's Football Today! John Seibel and Orestes Destrade will be coming to you Monday-Friday from 4-6:30 p.m. ET as hosts of ESPN Radio's Football Today, a show specially designed for you!
Before the show, each day at 2 p.m. ET, you can join the ESPN Radio chat and let the duo know what is on your mind in both in the college and pro games. What's the best story in football? Who should be No. 1 in the polls? Which team is the Super Bowl favorite?
Be a part of the show and chat with John and Orestes each day at 2 p.m. ET!
Orestes Destrade (2:01 PM)
What up Football Familia! A Happy New Year to all! May it be a great one for all of us! As for Football...where's Ryno and his gloating over his Diego win!! Very impressed!!
i told my bloggers last week that indy had not played a half decent team in 5 weeks,and when they get to the playoffs,its one and done,espn said that manning carried them on his shoulders during that span,i could have carried my momma on my shoulders and beat them teams that he beat,(a joke is that award),hey,does that mean indy and atlanta are the worst ever playoff teams because the teams that beat them were considered by espn to be 2 of the worst playoff teams ever,honest answer please,thanks
Orestes Destrade (2:03 PM)
Was most surprised at 2 things...the punter for SD and how undisciplined the Colts played w/ all those costly penalties. Terrible!
Steve (Blacksburg, VA)
Big O! Told you Orange Bowl this year! Looked grim at some points but we pulled it out!
Orestes Destrade (2:05 PM)
I was happy for ya, Stevie!! I really regard Beamer as a great college coach and a strong program w/ lots of challanges this yr. As for OSU...if, Ole Miss was able to upset Tech in TX...then, yes OSU has a big chance at an upset!!
Ryan (San Diego)
Whats up O!! Lots happened in the last couple weeks since you last chatted. How bout them Chargers baby! You think they can keep it going in Pitt?
Orestes Destrade (2:07 PM)
Very impressed Ryno!! I truly don't see them moving on past Pitt, though, they got the better of two evils w/ Balt winning and not facing Titans. The Pitt offense is struggling and that my be their only chance.
Dan - San Jose
Winning the Orange Bowl this season is like being the best ice hockey player in all of Ecuador. Big deal.
Orestes Destrade (2:08 PM)
OUCH!! Even though I'm from Miami...I have to agree w/ that this yr!!
with gm from the chiefs resigning, do you think the new gm will wait til herm edwards contract is up, or let him go
Orestes Destrade (2:09 PM)
Why Wait?? With a slew of great free agent coaches out there, I let him go!!
Jake (VA Beach)
Such a big weekend that a huge story of UNC being upset, AT HOME, is getting overlooked. So angry......
Orestes Destrade (2:10 PM)
That was a mad deal, Jake tthe Snake!! I was expecting them to run the board!!
Orestes Destrade (2:11 PM)
Which nfl team impressed the most? For me it was Ravens w/ a rook QB on the road.
Orestes Destrade (2:13 PM)
When was the last time a punter played such an important role in a play-off game!! Yet, I was at the Music City Bowl w/ BC/Vandy and the Vandy punter won the mvp!
Who has been the biggest surprise player in the nfl this year?
Orestes Destrade (2:14 PM)
For me it was Ryan, Collins and Derrick Mason!
Jake (VA Beach)
I agree with the Ravens. They made Pennington return to old, have 2 RBs that can run, plus, with a few overthrown balls by Flacco, it could have been MUCH worse!
Orestes Destrade (2:15 PM)
What an arm that kid has, though. When he really figures things out. and gets a star WR...watch out!!
Flacco has had a good rookie year but he isn't asked to do much. He only completed 9 passes on the day.
Orestes Destrade (2:17 PM)
True...but, Jaxcksonlooked silly, Ryan was picked off and Joe had zero mistakes!!
Brad, has to be Matt Ryan or DeAngelo Williams. DeAngelo was predicted to lose the starting job, and ended up having a great year, and what Matt Ryan did as a rookie was very impressive.
Orestes Destrade (2:20 PM)
Mosdef, Williams stepped it ut a bunch after given the starters role. Yet, Ryan was a stud and out-performed Flacco stat-wise. If you give Ryan that Ravens D...he coulkd have been the first rook to go to the SB!! I don't feel Joe will be.
Jake (VA Beach)
So O, who do you think has the best chance to upset a bye-team? Please don't say Philly...please...
Orestes Destrade (2:21 PM)
Snake, check out Sean's post...even the G-men know that the Eagles bring it and can beat anybody on any certain day! I still feel that NYG wins at home in a great game.
Ryan (San Diego)
Now that the whole country got to see how amazing Mike Scifres is he'll be able to get a pro bowl spot. He led the nfl in net average, and is always right there in the top with downed inside the 20. Guy is amazing and lets not forget, he was the guy who executed the perfect onside kick in KC that saved the chargers season
Orestes Destrade (2:23 PM)
Why do punters have a funky last name?? Do they all come from Europe or something?? Just kidding!!
Steve (Blacksburg, VA)
Is it just me or was the Colts/Chargers game the only NFL game this weekend that seemed like a playoff game..
Orestes Destrade (2:24 PM)
It was the most hyped w/ a rich rivalry. Parts of the other games were good.
was it a big surprise what the broncos did to mike shannahan or did you see it coming
Orestes Destrade (2:25 PM)
A tough call for the pwner, but maybe needed...again, in pro sports you can't fire the roster in order to make a dramatic shift/change.
How did Vandy's punter win MVP?
Orestes Destrade (2:28 PM)
Crazy!! Bret Upson...9 punts in a low scoring, cold and windy game. He ave 43yds and had a key 58 yarder. Go figure!!
Speaking of changes, am I the Cowboys coach next year, or will I have to wait till 2010 and not take a job in the mean time.
Orestes Destrade (2:29 PM)
Mike...you would be perfect!! I hope that Jones retracts his words and fires Wade!!
The Ravens D sure played like it was a playoff game. And as much as I hate to say it, if Brandon Jacobs is healthy this weekend, that gives the G-Men the advantage.
Orestes Destrade (2:31 PM)
This is where playing at home will mean 3 or more pts for the Gmen and they will win in a close game!! Especially, if Jacobs is at full tilt!!
Hey O. Giants Eagles III. How Do you like. Who are the X Factors?
Orestes Destrade (2:33 PM)
Jacobs, turnovers and weather...advantage Gmen!!
Orestes Destrade (2:34 PM)
Gotta go team...oh by the way, I'm picking OSU w/ the upset tonight!! C-ya...
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