On this edition of Thursday NIght Tailgate our guests are: the Dean of Atlanta Sports Talk Radio Beau Bock, former Patriots Pro Bowl RB Tony Collins, former USC and Patriots RB Scott Lockwood, Root Sports Pittsburgh TV and Radio host Paul Alexander, and former Oklahoma and Chicago Bears LB Dante Jones.
Beau Bock - Hear Beau's take on the upcoming NFL Draft and which positions the Falcons should be looking at. Beau also shared his insights position by position on the Atlanta Braves this season.
Tony Collins - Shared his thoughts on the possibility of the Patriots signing Adrian Peterson. We also talked at length about his past off the field struggles and the message he shares now with kids and their parents about how to either avoid them or recover from them.
Scott Lockwood - Scott talked about his annual bike ride to help support the Kevin Turner Foundation and the fight to cure ALS. He also shared his story about the business side of the NFL and having to sue the Patriots to get paid after he was cut following a preseason knee injury. We also heard about his time at USC and what it was like being a part of their great mid 1980's teams.
Paul Alexander - Paul shared his insights and thoughts about the Pittsburgh Pirates this season, particularly their young pitching staff. He shared his concerns around the treatment of Andrew McCutchen and the salary dump they did by trading away Francisco Liriano.
Dante Jones - Dante shared his memories of playing at the University of Oklahoma and how Barry Switzer was able to convince a Texas kid to become a Sooner. He also talked about what it was like being drafted by the Bears in 1988 and playing for Mike Ditka and alongside legends like Mike Singletary, Richard Dent and the rest of the guys who were still there and were a part of the 1985 Bears defense.