He Couldn’t Tell Me What He Was Dreaming & I Couldn’t Tell Him What Was Real

Preseason camps have begun and NFL teams are trying to discern what is real and what is not. Through that lens, we examine Ja’Marr Chase, Romeo Doubs, Mitch Trubisky, Tua Tagovailoa, and Aaron Rodgers.

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On this episode:

  • Denis Johnson, from Jesus' Son: "He was snoring loudly and rudely. His blood bubbled out of his mouth with every breath. He wouldn't be taking many more. I knew that, but he didn't, and therefore I looked down into the great pity of a person's life on this earth. I don't mean that we all end up dead, that's not the great pity. I mean that he couldn't tell me what he was dreaming, and I couldn't tell him what was real."
  • Ja'Marr Chase spent the 2021 preseason dropping a bunch of balls and now he is the best wide receiver in football.
  • Is the Romeo Doubs hype real? What are reasonable expectations for him in a barren Packers receiver room?
  • Mitch Trubisky struggles in Steelers camp as Pittsburgh hopes for a Ryan Tannehill-style renovation.
  • The amount of pressure on Tua Tagovailoa after Miami acquired Tyreek Hill and shored up their offensive line.
  • Aaron Rodgers does ayahuasca and wins two MVPs: "I've dealt with a lot of disappointment in my career. Lot of incredible moments, highs and great wins, win a Super Bowl, win MVPs. I've also dealt with the disappointing losses, some that stick with you forever. But at the core of it, there's such a love for the game. There's such a deep and intense love and gratitude for what I get to do. You can't measure it. That's why I keep wanting to come back and play and literally pour my soul into my sport, and the relationships with the guys, and the Monday to Saturday grind, and the meetings and practice, and the side conversations, and the late night texts – everything that goes into doing what I do. I do it because I love it."