Listen to Go4it! Guest: Hall of Famer Willie Roaf

On this edition of the Go4it podcast, we were joined by Hall of Famer Willie Roaf, who talked the Chiefs and his belief that their offense could be better this season, the Saints victory over Tampa Bay, Tom Brady, Cam Newton performance against Miami, and Roaf gave his thoughts on the NBA playoffs.

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HOF Roaf on Winston’s eye surgery: ‘I don’t understand how he played at the level he played at if you can’t see’

Coming into NFL free agency, one of the bigger questions is what was going to happen QB Jameis Winston, and we were  given part of that answer when Tom Brady signed with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

Now, Winston is still looking for a job, and while he is young(26) and had a big year, both good and bad(33 touchdowns, 30 interceptions), Winston will get another opportunity, and after the surgery he had this offseason, he should be able to see a lot of better.

Winston had Lasik eye surgery to correct his nearsightedness back in February. Hall of Famer Willie Roaf knows how much Lasik eye surgery can help. Roaf had the surgery during his career, and according to the Hall of Famer, things were blurry before the surgery.

“I’m trying to block guys, and it’s a little blurry,” Roaf recently told the Go4it podcast. “I can only imagine him just trying to throw the ball down the field because it’s blurry. The Lasik surgery is going to help him a lot.”

Roaf was shocked that Winston was able to put up big time numbers with his vision problems.

“Now, as a quarterback, and you need Lasik surgery, and you’re trying to throw the ball,” Roaf said. “To me, I don’t understand how he played at the level he played at if you can’t see.”

Hopefully, the surgery will make Winston a better player in 2020 and beyond.

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Listen to Go4it! Guest: Hall of Famer Willie Roaf

We will be talking sports and having fun doing it. We will be joined Hall of Famer Willie Roaf, who will discuss Championship Weekend in the NFL. Will Mahomes and the Chiefs get to the Super Bowl, or will Henry and the Titans keep surprising the top teams in the AFC.

In the NFC, will Rodgers and the Packers be able to go into San Francisco and defeat the 49ers?

We will talk about it all.

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HOF Roaf on Winston: ‘I think there’s something not right mentally'(AUDIO)

Tampa Bay Buccaneers QB Jameis Winston put up some big numbers in 2019. However, all those big numbers were not positive. Winston became the eighth quarterback in NFL history to throw for 5,000 yards in a season(5,109 yards). He also threw 33 touchdown passes. Here is the bad: Winston threw 30 interceptions in 2019, and became the first player to join the 30-30 club(30 touchdowns and 30 interceptions in one season).

The fifth-year quarterback can become a free agent in the offseason, and the Buccaneers will have an interesting decision to make. Do they bring him back, or do they let him walk? 

Winston made $20.9 million in 2019.  

If it were up to Hall of Famer Willie Roaf, he would bring Winston back, but at a reduced rate, and if it were up to Roaf, Tampa would bring in a reliable backup just in case Winston struggles. 

“I think there’s something not right mentally there; I don’t think it’s nothing personal,” Roaf recently told the Go4it podcast. “If you want to bring him back at a reduced salary, I’ll bring him back at a reduced salary. Maybe $10 million, but I gotta bring somebody else in there to push him, so I know I got a reliable backup like (Ryan) Fitzpatrick(played in Tampa in 2018), “FitzMagic.” The way he played in the second half of the season was amazing at his age, and the way he went in there and beat the Patriots..

“Because he(Winston) played so well in spurts, you bring him back, but I gotta bring somebody in there that will motivate him, that’s going to push him; that’s a real good quarterback..

“If he keeps throwing those picks, he’s going to lose a defense, he’s going to lose a team, so guys are not going to respond because every time they go out there, ‘Okay, we know he’s going to throw some touchdowns, we know he’s going to throw some picks.”

The 26-year-old Winston has a lot of ability, but to Roaf’s point, something is missing. It’s tough to win in the NFL, and it’s even harder to win when your quarterback throws 30 interceptions. 

I don’t think Tampa Bay can bring him back, especially after the numbers he put up this season. However, if the price is right, maybe the Buccaneers will consider it, but there is no way Tampa can give him $20 to 30 million a year.  

Buccaneers head coach Bruce Arians recently said this about Winston:

“If we can win with this one, we can definitely win with another one, too.”

Welp, Bruce, it might be time to see if you can win without Winston.

Listen to the complete interview with Roaf as he talks Jameis Winston:

 

Listen to Go4it! Guest: Hall of Famer Willie Roaf

We will be talking sports and having fun doing it. We will be joined Hall of Famer Willie Roaf, who will discuss Wild-Card weekend in the NFL.

Also, get his take on who might win Super Bowl 55 in Miami. Should the Buccaneers bring back Jameis Winston? Can Brady get the Patriots back to the Super Bowl? Will the Cowboys keep Jason Garrett?

We’ll talk it all and more!

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HOF Roaf on Rivers: ‘You gotta know when it’s time to say when’

Los Angeles Chargers QB Philip Rivers has had a great run. In 16 NFL seasons, Rivers has thrown for over 58,000 yards, which is sixth in NFL history, and his 394 touchdowns passes are also sixth in NFL history.

However, 2019 has been a struggle for the 38-year-old Rivers. In 13 games, Rivers has thrown 20 touchdowns, but he has 15 interceptions, and the Chargers(5-8) are struggling through another disappointing season.

Some believe that Rivers should call it quits after this season, including Hall of Famer Willie Roaf.

“He’s a gunslinger. He’s had a great career. He’s been in the league a long time,” Roaf recently told the Go4it podcast hosted by Paul Gant. “Look what’s going on right now, Big Ben(Roethlisberger) is done this year, Eli’s done. I think all three of them are done. I don’t know if Philip wants to walk away. I know Big Ben and Eli are probably done. So, I would say that Philip should retire.

“I think they’re gonna draft a quarterback. I think this is the last year on his contract,” Roaf continued. “If he does try to come back, he’s not getting a new, big contract, so I think walk away. He’s had a great career. I think all three of those are potential Hall of Famers. I know Big Ben is. I think Big Ben and Eli are a little bit ahead of him(Rivers) as far as Hall of Fame because Eli got the rings. Philip has a chance to get in. Big Ben is a lock, and Eli will get in eventually, so all of them have the potential to go into the Hall. But, I mean you’re 37-years-old(38), you can’t play football forever…

“If you’re not throwing the ball well, and they are looking at all these stats about what areas do you need to fix. You look at it every week, what do we need to fix? Where’s our problem. Well, if you are apart of the problem, and you are not being productive as you used to do, then they are going to find somebody else to do it. That’s just the way the business works. You gotta walk away with your pride, and I think Philip has made over $200 million, so you gotta know when it’s time to say when. He’s had a great career, and it’s time to go.”

Rivers can become a free agent after this season, so it should be interesting to see if the Chargers bring him back, or Rivers decides to play for another team, or he retires. If Rivers does retire, based on his numbers, there is a good possibility that he could end up in Canton one day.

Listen to the complete interview with Roaf below at the 41:40 mark: