This was an excellent episode. Hard Knocks is always a fascinating show, especially when they cover a team like this one. Their original offensive coordinator, Todd Haley, was the head coach of the KC Chiefs back when I lived there, I know he comes from that Belichick school of coaching, which generally isn’t the best with empathy. He had an incident I think in his last season in Kansas City where he kept playing starting players throughout the preseason, thus putting them at risk of injury, and a couple of players got injured and they basically had a poor season because of it. His and Hue Jackson’s headbutting and then joint firing is interesting to me, I hadn’t heard about him practically since he got fired from the Chiefs.
I have not watched the NFL this year for the most part, but hearing that really empassioned speech from Jarvis Landry is the sort of thing I understand sticking around for, knowing the amount of work that these people put into this game is something I find positive compared to the other aspects, like the league’s tendency to look the other way on head trauma issues, the overwhelming aesthetic militarization of the league, and the fact that the league just up and left the city where I live (San Diego) in favor of putting a secondary team in Los Angeles that people don’t care about.
The crew just sounds very comfortable on Waypoints and they get into discussions that don’t normally arise from Waypoint Radio, so this has been a great addition to the site’s repertoire from my POV.