The voices of Badger sports, Mike Lucas and Matt Lepay bring you the best sports talk weekday mornings from 6am to 8am!
Mike Lucas has more than 38 years under his belt covering Badgers sports for the Madison Capitol Times. Along with national, regional and local writing awards, Lucas has been twice named the Sportswriter of the Year in Wisconsin. He also has more than 15 years as color analyst on Wisconsin Radio Network for Badger football and basketball. You can see Mike hosts his weekly television show, Sidelines on WISC TV (Ch.3-Ch.14). Lucas has authored five books: Barry's Badgers, the chronicleof the 1993 Rose Bowl Season; Five Golden Rings; the Saga of Wisconsin Hockey; The 25 Greatest Moments in Camp Randall History; Don't Flinch, the Barry Alvarez autobiography; and Another Hill to Climb, the Bo Ryan autobiography.
Matt Lepay is a native of Dayton, Ohio and is a graduate of Ohio State University (degree in journalism). He is the radio voice of Wisconsin Badgers Football and Basketball(football since 1994 and basketball since 1988-89) and a five-time Wisconsin Sportscaster of the Year (as selected by state media members). You may have seen him on TV as the host of the Badgers Sports Report with UW coaches Bret Bielema and Bo Ryan. He also co-hosts Badgers Sportstalk radio shows with Mike Lucas.
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel's Tom Silverstein was on Lucas & Lepay this morning to talk Packers training camp.
On Sam Shields tackling struggles:
I don't think he was really ever taught how to tackle. Last year they worked with him extensively and I thought he improved his tackling a lot. He's never going to be Antoine Winfield coming up and smacking guys. All they need him to do though is make open field tackles. Also, he's got to gamble less than he did last year. He gave up a couple big plays where he was looking into the backfield. He's got to stop doing that.
On Eddie Lacy first impression:
He's a big back who hasn't shown open field kind of ability. He reminds of Ron Dayne. In college, when he had open holes, guys couldn't arm tackle him and bring him down. He was great in the second level and I think Lacy had the same thing going in Alabama. He's probably going to be a really good third down back. The key is can he do more? I would say he's been down the list. I haven't been that impressed.
On Datone Jones first impression:
He's a big guy whose very athletic. He reminds me of Vonnie Holliday. He's going to keep getting bigger. Right now he's 295, but I think he could easily play 300 or 305. The other thing is that he needs to learn to finish. I don't know if it's effort or what, but he's got to play as hard at the end of a play as he does at the beginning.