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10-4-23 After Hours with Amy Lawrence PODCAST: Hour 2

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It's the only month of the year where you can say that. We've got baseball postseason just getting underway. College football, MLS, the WNBA finals are underway as well. We just finished up Ryder Cup and college football, NFL weekends. They really can't dominate all by themselves now because there's so much else going on.

Though yes, they are the big bads, they are the bullies, and they definitely hog that center ring of the circus. So heading into week five in the NFL. This is kind of a weird matchup on a Thursday night.

I got to be honest. I'm not sure how I feel about this one. The Bears at the commanders. Isn't that an eclectic way to start week five? Bears and commanders. All right, both teams are in desperate need of a win. The Bears because they don't have one and they just suffered a 21-point collapse at home against the Broncos last weekend.

I mean, that's hard to do. And then the commanders, simply because of the division they play in, they don't want to fall further behind the Eagles and the Cowboys. Right now they're at two and two. That's how we start week five coming up on Thursday night inside of 48 hours. It's After Hours with Amy Lawrence on CBS Porch Radio. It is our hump show, middle show of the work week.

So we get the distinct pleasure of answering your questions. It's called Ask Amy Anything. Look for that bright orange box on Twitter, After Hours, CBS or on our Facebook page. If you're looking for video versions, we've got multiples on our YouTube channel also named after the show and our phone number because Jay loves to talk to you. 855-212-4227.

That's 855-212-4CBS. You're going to have to wait though because our friend Amy Trask joining us from Southern California, she is a longtime Raiders CEO, has been part of CBS Sports as an analyst specifically on that other pregame show on Sunday mornings. She's an author and she is one of our favorite guests to do some Team Amy Radio. Amy, I was just asking listeners the last couple nights, what did they learn about the first month of the NFL season or about their team specifically?

I'll broaden it out for you. What's your biggest takeaway or takeaways after seeing one full month of the season unfold? Well, it has once again proven a point I love to make which is to expect the unexpected and that's not by happenstance. That's the way the league is designed. The league is designed based on the concept of parity so that every fan believes that his or her team can win on any given day and can win it all any given year.

So a lot of unexpected things and I think at some point people just have to realize that what to expect is the unexpected and that makes it fun. How does the league do that? How does the league get to a point where you can have a team go from worst to first or you could have half the playoff field turnover from one year to the next? Well, part of it is obviously the draft and then the way that is designed with the teams with the worst record drafting first.

The hope from the league's perspective of course is that that is somewhat equalizing because the teams that perhaps need the most help on the roster get the most help on the roster if they do things well and of course that doesn't always happen. When we think about some of the ways that changes it's obviously quarterbacks. It's pretty incredible what we've seen with the San Francisco 49ers where Brock Purdy wasn't their first option last year, he wasn't their second, he was their third and their last ditch. What stands out when you see this young man step into the job and still the team has not lost since he took over?

I love to use him as an example when I'm speaking particularly with young people. He was drafted last, last and look what he's doing. I had an opportunity today on the podcast that I do with Suzy Schuster, so what's the football and we spoke with Kurt Warner and the reason I raised that is Brock Purdy was drafted last. Kurt wasn't drafted at all and there are undrafted free agents in the pro football hall of fame. So you know look the 49ers gave up a lot of draft capital to move up and take a quarterback who now is no longer with them because the guy that they drafted last they believed was going to be better for them in that position and Brock has been terrific. So listen up kids if you're picked last on the playground, if you're the last person in your class, if your sixth grade teacher tells your mother you'll never get into college, oh wait that was my sixth grade teacher who told my mom that. You know just do what Kurt Warner did, do what Brock Purdy did. Prove people wrong, prove that you can get it done.

Hey I proved my sixth grade teacher wrong, I did get into college. Not just that but spent several decades, 30 years with the Raiders and longtime CEO Amy Trask. Maybe more people know you as an analyst, an author, and a podcast host.

How do you enjoy the whole challenge creatively especially of being a podcast host, Amy? I'm learning you know um again there's a life lesson in this when I resigned my position with the Raiders and I was contacted by CBS Sports I said oh no no no no no I'm never going on TV. I will not be on a television show no no no no and here I am in my 10th year on CBS Sports. When CBS Sports PR team asked me would I like to join social media no no no no no no no I will never ever join on social media.

Now I'm pretty sure that it was invented for me. Oh no no no no no I'm never going to do a podcast. I'm never going to do a podcast and now I have the tremendous honor and pleasure of working with Suzy Schuster on a new podcast and I'm having fun and the lesson in that for everyone do what scares you.

Sometimes doing what scares you can be fun. What's the focus of your podcast? What makes it stand out among many sports and football focused podcasts?

I love the question and I thank you for asking it and it is as is always the case when you ask questions very very insightful. We are different. We're not breaking down whether you should be rushing three men or four men.

We're not going to be looking specifically at schemes or every football xno nuance there is. I bring a business perspective. Suzy brings an Emmy award-winning journalism perspective so we we look at things differently than others do. Did you feel like it was all that different from TV or do you feel like it's an extension maybe gives you more time to be able to share some of the wisdom and experience from your days in the league?

Again great question. It is different and I'm learning how to adjust to that difference. In television you may have 30 seconds to make a point, 15 seconds to make a point. On the podcast I can just sit and yak and be me. We record the podcast at the Rich Eisen Studios, the Rich Eisen show studio and everybody associated with the Rich Eisen show including Rich and then Suzy have said you know just relax just talk just be you.

I think AIM they may be starting to regret that because I'm getting really relaxed and I am just yakking a lot and they may regret having told me that. Well you have now unlocked my secret which is that radio slash podcasting is way better because you can just kick back relax and talk and you don't have the same guidelines and framework as TV which I think are kind of restrictive so welcome to the well you're pretty comfortable on the dark side but welcome to the other dark side the radio dark side. Well thank you very much and by the way you do radio I don't even know if that's the right way to say it you do radio you are magnificent on the radio so it's always such a treat for me to join you. Thank you. Amy Trask is with us here after hours CBS Sports Radio.

We decided it's been way too long since we've done our own brand of Amy radio so it was over. Right. Yes I made this point on my show last night and I would be thrilled if you disagreed with me after seeing Daniel Jones get sacked and pummeled 11 times by the Seahawks defense congratulations to them.

I was making the point but I would rather have an above average QB so not an elite quarterback but an above average quarterback behind a stout cohesive consistent offensive line instead of an elite QB unless you're giving me Patrick Mahomes behind a shoddy offensive line what do you think? That noise that you just heard I don't know if you could hear that on your end and I apologize if it was disruptive every single four-legged member of this family all of them are on a rampage right now running around because they know I'm on the radio so of course they're going to make as much noise as they possibly can. Of course. I apologize if it was too noisy. That's great. You know my funny answer to you is um can I have both please but the answer is I look I share a very similar view to yours which is most games are one at the one I lost at the line of scrimmage pass protection versus pass rush dictates the outcome in a lot of games offensive line defensive line dictate the outcome in a lot of games and by the way the line of scrimmage you know you can add people to it if you're having the problems that the Giants were having last night my gosh 11 sacks okay fine try to move some tight ends up to help with the blocking leave a back end to chip do whatever you have to do but you've got to win at the line of scrimmage so would I love to have an elite quarterback and a tremendous offensive line yes and by the way I'm not suggesting that I think Daniel Jones is an elite quarterback I don't think you were suggesting that either we don't yet know what he may be right and until they can better protect him we're not going to know what he can be now some of those sacks were on the line a lot of them were the quarterback can also contribute you know we heard the Seahawks after the game talking about the fact that as they were prepping for the game they noticed that he locks in on his first receiver or his intended receiver and they that I think the expression that the Seahawks players used was he stares them down that's something he'll have to work on not doing certain things that make the job harder on the line is something he can help with but yeah they need a lot of help with pass protection I love that you bring up Daniel Jones still a young quarterback we don't actually know what his future holds for him and that reminds me I'm hearing some arguments about let's say Justin Fields or even Zach Wilson or some other younger quarterbacks who are in their rookie deals honestly aim I actually had a caller to my show last night who said that Bryce Young was already a bust and there should be buyers remorse so that's clearly impatience but this is a tough question I can't wait to hear your insight how do you know when to cut bait versus when to stay patient it's a great great great question and I think the answer is it depends and no that's not an effort on my part to punt to use the footballism but I think it's an it depends am I going to give a quarterback more time to prove himself if I don't have a surrounding cast if I've thrown him out there with no pass protection if I've thrown a quarterback out there and and I'm trying to think of a good example right now you know sometimes you put a quarterback out there and you don't have a good running game I believe a running game is important if you're if you're the opposing defense and you have to defend a dominant running game that's less you're going to be able to focus on the passing game the running game opens up the passing game the passing game opens up the running game do you have receivers for your quarterback do you have a running game do you have pass protection if I have all of those things I may be giving him less leeway than if I don't have those things because if you don't have it you don't know how good he can be with it are you one of those people that would err on the side of hey throw the young guy out there and give him reps because he's only going to learn that way or uh-oh protect the investment from the business side absolutely and it depends um you know it used to be prior to the um cba that was done you know we're now in the second or third or fourth iteration of it I still call it the new cba because it's the one that was put in place after the work stoppage a number of years ago but prior to that cba it was very very normal for teams to sit quarterbacks for a period of time we saw green bay do that right Aaron Rodgers sat for a while behind Brett Favre we saw other teams do that the current cba doesn't give teams the leeway to sit a quarterback as long as um it used to be the case that teams would sit a quarterback so quarterbacks are thrown out there faster now than they used to be because it's less of a period to free agency it's after hours here on cbs sports radio Amy Trask is with us longtime Raiders ceo now a podcast host boom as well as a member of cbs sports and the other pregame show you're already starting to hear people talk about oh this coach needs to be fired or you know you need to make changes Mike Tomlin even addressed that on Tuesday about whether or not there would be coaching changes how do you feel about drastic changes coaching changes in the middle of a season well I think anytime you're going to make a coaching change whether in the middle of the season or after a season whether it's management or ownership or both has to ask the following question and do what and has to have an answer to that question that is at a minimum as good as the status quo if not better because you know and I used to say this to people all the time during my years in the league game when people would say to me of a player you need to cut that guy you need to cut that quarterback and by the way I was laughing myself like do you really think I'm the one cutting the players because there's this guy named Al Davis and you know but whenever someone would say of the team you guys have to cut that player you need to cut that quarterback or you need to fire that coach I always responded very graciously very nicely but I said and do what because if you don't as an organization ask yourselves and do what and come up with an answer that is at a minimum as good as the status quo then what are you doing and I remember asking that to Al there was one coach firing in particular where I said okay if you want to terminate this coach and do what and it became very clear to me that his answer in that instance was I don't care what I'm doing this because anything is going to make me happier than the current situation but that aside and do what um you know you have to have an answer for those things in your experience in the league how many owners are as involved as Al oh that is a great question um he was obviously one of um the more if not the most involved in football but look you know for those of your listeners who who don't know this um he's also in the pro football hall of fame as a football man so the man knows new x's and o's look here's my view on that at the end of the day the person who owns a business has ultimate responsibility and ultimate authority when there is a controlling owner as is the case in the national football league in the national football league every team is required to have what is denominated a controlling owner I'll talk only to football but this applies to all business if you are the controlling owner of a business of a football team you have ultimate responsibility and ultimate authority and you can delegate as much of that responsibility and as much of that authority as you want you can delegate it to a general manager you can delegate it to a head coach you can delegate it to others but because you can yank it back at any time you can yank back that responsibility you delegated you can yank back that authority you delegated because ultimately as the owner that rests with you so you know yes al was tremendously tremendously involved more so than most any other owner I can think of but every single owner had ultimate authority and ultimate responsibility I'm going to add to Amy Trask's list of accomplishments and almost titles that we could throw behind her name and say that she's also an ice cream connoisseur so I have crafted this question in honor of you Amy some way that we can end up with a little bit of fun if the NFL were an ice cream flavor what flavor would it be to say that I am overwhelmed by the fact that you crafted an ice cream just for you for me the girl who by the way prior to jumping on with you just finished the biggest ice cream sundae probably known to mankind I was out with some friends and it was my spirit ice cream it was a s'mores ice cream sundae so it was an ice cream sundae and in it it had graham crackers and there were roasted marshmallows on top oh aim we got to do that together yes we do that's my favorite okay so if the and by the way standing invitation to have ice cream with me my treat anytime you're in california yes um okay what kind of what flavor would the league be okay 32 flavors right because there's 32 different teams and each team is slightly different so can we go with 32 flavors I mean isn't that one more than baskin robbins says it has or what if we do big giant bowl of ice cream maybe it's just vanilla just chocolate but 32 toppings oh yeah now you're singing my song 30 and maybe 32 ounces of sprinkles and whipped cream and toppings and oh yeah okay you know what you're getting me so excited I'm gonna go have more ice cream no you're not no I am I am I mean if I wasn't shy about it I'd actually like facetime with you and show you what I'm about to go do but you know I'm not doing that whole face time thing that's impressive all right so this time ice cream next time you join the show I'm gonna need a poem that you've turned into a brand new poet this is really impressive on your twitter I I do like to write my little poems um I love joining you on your show I love your show I love listening to your show um we're on opposite coasts so I adjust for the time zone and listen to you and love joining you and really it is always such a pleasure to do so thank you Amy this makes my night makes my week well it's and being on with you has made mine and again if all the animal ruckus here was um annoying I apologize but really life doesn't get much better than when your animals are just running crazy through the house that is so true and since I hosted my show for three and a half months from home I was sufficiently chastised into ever believing that I wanted a take your pet to work day Amy Drask is one of our favorites for so many reasons but how about that new podcast and I hope that what the football it's called Amy has been known every now and then to drop a different f-word but I admire the fact that she is so good at her self-control always good to connect with Amy that's awesome four-legged friends and although I actually didn't hear them behind Amy running around as always if you missed any part of the show you can catch our guests in their own separate podcast links and then the full show sans commercials just moments after we're done every weekday morning on twitter after hours cbs also on our facebook page send your questions for ask Amy anything I see Jay has a lot to get through a lot to get through but that is all him it seems as though the wedding questions have started to die down Jay am I missing that did we give the peeps what they needed which was not one but two additions two parts of asking me walks down the aisle and now we're good I think we quenched the thirst a little bit but they are still coming in some of them have I've seen have been answered in the video so if you have a wedding question just go check out the video just go check out the videos and if you don't if you don't want to uh well I know that you all are really excited about what's to come in 75 days my mother is also very excited but her response to the videos poor bob what what I didn't get that vibe it's after hours with amy lawrence cbs sports radio you are listening to the after hours podcast it's a touchdown tuesday on after hours firing for the end zone touchdown touchdown one man to beat ten he's gone he's inside the five to cast your vote for the td of the week head to at after hours cbs on twitter or give us a call at eight five five two one two four two two seven the buffalo builds play action pass as time throws to the left sideline complete to digs but there's a flag trying to spin away from the tacklers and he does 35 30 25 20 headed to the end zone touchdown stephon digs there is a flag we'll see if it's coming back otherwise can you dig it the tennessee titans canna hill under center simmons is offset rolling throwing canna hill touchdown titans henry i should say is the man who rolls and throws all that movement just freaked me out and cincinnati was more lost than me as wiley catches the touchdown pass the seattle seahawks here's a second and ten jones again from the shotgun seattle rushes four jones has time stands strong now he gets rid of it overthrown intercepted it's digs breaks free bringing it up to the inside 40 midfield tackled at the 45 of the giants it is becoming a feeding frenzy by the seahawks defense everybody's taking their shots los angeles rams stafford ready calls for the snap here comes the rush he throws right side alone it's puka at the five to the end zone a walk-off winner puka makua in overtime 22 yards to get the rams to two and two maurice jones drew sing it with me as nakua flings it into the stands nakua matata it means no worries for the rest of today it's a problem-free rams victory 29 23 and ot man some creative calls and some compelling moments i love puka nakua nfl week four i know we're a little bit delayed on our td of the weekend yes there are others that we could throw into this ball how about dallas and duron bland and a pick six or jonathan cooper uh it i'm trying to think dj want them i mean we could go on and on with just defensive touchdowns for heaven's sakes there are so many but these are the four that we selected and you can obviously send your right in votes on buffalo bills radio we get stevon digs with a 55 yarder and this comes with a pair of spin moves to ditch to ditch and shed would-be tacklers derek henry rescues the titans man they are dr jekyll and mr hyde after scoring a touchdown with his legs he uses his arm and a jump pass on what was a run pass option he takes the direct snap as you hear with mike keith on titans radio keith was sufficiently flummoxed himself the seattle seahawks don't just get 11 sacks of daniel jones they also have three takeaways and a pick six themselves quandary digs and that's steve raible with the call and finally rams radio pukanakua if you haven't started watching this rookie if you're not familiar it's not too late to join the party but you don't want to be left behind he is some kind of revelation for matthew stafford and the ram so those are your four options for td of the week while you're on our show twitter which is where you can find the poll and on our facebook page make sure you send your questions for ask amy anything also on our youtube channel we see that we are getting new subscribers and honestly i could say thank you but mostly it makes me happy that you all care about producer jay's well-being because he he finds a special support and encouragement in your new subscriptions and your likes to our videos and i'll be honest he spent more time editing these two videos part one and part two of ask amy walks down the aisle than he has for any other video that we've put up on youtube a lot of reasons mostly technical stuff that you don't care about but i'm really impressed with the job that he did and the time that it took because the videos are longer really than anything else we have on our channel so make sure you check it out and give him a like and a subscription because it's a reward and validation for all of his hard work his impeccable work all right coming up the minnesota twins and a nearly 20 year drought and boy target field was rocking and also we got to get to the other american league wild card series top of the hour here's what we're going to do we're going to hear from damian lillard on milwaukee and the former bucks point guard drew holliday in boston plus mica parsons coming to the defense of zack wilson well that's a little odd odd bedfellows odd couple if you will but i understand why and i admire mica for doing it it's after hours with amy lawrence you are listening to the after hours podcast again the payoff pitch a swing and a drive left field indeed back it goes gone left field bleachers home run voice lewis why not it's over time for the kid and a twin strike first it's two nothing at target field three one pitch a swing and a fly ball right center field deep springer back he will turn back it goes gone unbelievable boy slowest welcome to october baseball two at bats two home runs this kid is amazing it is three nothing twins take it all in you never know when you're going to be in the situation and we've had a heck of a season and i just wanted to take it all in man these fans showed up for us and um you know honestly i got that advice from joe mauer through a text today just telling me to take it in and just he said that's one thing that he would do is take it in and don't don't regret you know the moment that you're in and so that's what i did man all those fans they they really they stepped up for us man it was special getting you to the good half of your week it's the hump show on after hours kori promus with the call on twins radio and royce lewis step into the spotlight my friend a pair of home runs that are the big blast the big blows that not only light up target field but also get the twins on the cusp of ending what was the longest playoff win-less streak the longest playoff win-less streak it sounds awkward in all of pro sports ninth inning two wells the stretch from duran and the pitch round ball right side twins win twins win the minnesota twins win a playoff game three won the final and the longest consecutive postseason losing streak in north american sports history is finally over fans here support this organization through and through generations do um they love the team and they want they want to enjoy things like what they just saw at the ballpark today uh the the ballpark i think was a great representation today of how the the community here feels about um feels about us and and what we do um i thought the place was going to split up split open and melt raco baldelli manager of the twins that is a great cut we're going to use that as a drop i thought the place was going to split open and melt as in as in spontaneously combust and then go up in flames that's awesome what a tribute and what a compliment a unique one at that split open and melt for the fans at target field but it was a really cool atmosphere so much energy so much electricity i hope that you'll tune in if you didn't see the opener between the twins and the blue jays i hope you'll tune in to game number two because it was a special atmosphere it was one where you can understand why the players would talk about feeling that adrenaline flow and well snap crackle and pop all the way through the stadium and royce lewis with a pair of home runs and so excited because they've had a special season and he wants people to understand that the twins aren't some flash in the pan and they aren't doomed to repeat the history of twins teams that came before them 19 years 18 games they had lost 18 consecutive playoff games for three different managers several iterations of this minnesota twins lineup and their leadership and their star power raise your hand if you remember tori hunter didn't he go by spider-man wasn't that his nickname i think it was yeah something along those lines i'm pretty sure it was spider-man though because the way he would climb the walls exactly joe mauer one of my favorite players to watch not this era but the previous one even byron buckston could i mean gosh i couldn't even tell you exactly when he played it's a few years now but the minnesota twins have completely turned over this is not the same team they didn't lose 18 playoff games in a row they obviously haven't seen a drought or been part of a drought that stretched 20 years nearly 20 years but they're the ones that end it very similar to what the seattle mariners did last year in ending a playoff drought meaning they hadn't gotten to the postseason and the f-ing drought how about the detroit lions or the cincinnati bangles bangles going back a few years right where they hadn't won a home playoff game and who knows how long decades it's so neat and we got this specifically with the bangles on a personal note from guys like solomon wilcox who joined us here on the show from boomer asi said what it was like for them to see this group this well a couple years ago but this current current group of bangles led by joe burrow end the drought and get them to the super bowl again and i know they haven't won it yet but they're knocking on the door these minnesota twins can say we've ended the drought oh gosh how about the buffalo bills going back a few years right ending their playoff drought and doing it for the likes of therman thomas and jim kelly and i could go on and on really neat and a bit of redemption for royce lewis too because he's a former number one overall pick who's dealt with injuries but this was his moment biggest moment of his career probably and so rocko ball deli understands the need to celebrate and get excited but man how do you get ready for game two i think it's fine to uh celebrate an exceptional win because i thought we did a lot of good things on the field today the things that we we wanted to do and i can talk about those things but um i think it's fine to celebrate that uh i think there's not one person in our clubhouse who doesn't realize that there is uh a lot of work still to be done um a lot of work still to be done um and as soon as we change and shower up um and eat dinner and head home and go to bed um we'll reset and we'll get ready for tomorrow and uh again a lot of work still to do the fans have been believing in us for so long it was just a matter of like believing in ourselves and coming to the game playing loose understanding that we didn't need to change who we were or like our approach and just go out there and have fun and it was electric and we embraced that and we were just having fun out there pablo lopez with a run on five hits into the sixth inning he pitched and held the blue jays at bay so why why the struggles against lopez he's good for one and i think he was throwing a few more breaking balls to lefties than we kind of anticipated uh first time through second time through even but you know we hit some balls hard you know chappy hits the ball you know farther than lewis you know and uh and it's caught um you know it's it happens he threw the ball he threw the ball well and um you know i thought that we adjusted pretty well along with him but um you know you give him credit but you know we hit some balls really hard they didn't find any holes john schneider of the blue jays so yeah there's an opportunity coming up on wednesday for all four of these teams that came up on the losing end but i can feel that sense of urgency right you are talking about a win or go home a must win game for those that were on the south side if you will it's after hours with amy lawrence on cbs sports radio our phone number eight five five two one two four two two seven you can find us on twitter after our cbs or on our facebook page send your questions for ask amy anything we have to repost the td of the week poll so give us the second uh we'll get that retooled and reposted and then you'll have to vote again for those of you who already voted i'm sorry you'll have to vote again but you know it just we didn't do it on purpose just to keep you on the page but every now and then every now and then we make a mistake uh referenced it earlier not even 20 000 people at tropic hannah field in st petersburg florida for the opener of rangers and rays and you would have thought that it'd be the rangers who are feeling shell-shocked after a brutal weekend in which they lost the al west title to the houston astros instead they take advantage of four four rays errors i kind of wonder if that had to do with the poor showing of the fans or maybe the fact that it was the earliest game and it was mid-afternoon and they weren't i don't quite into game mode it's rough it's a rough place to play i get that but it did not bother jordan montgomery and the texas rangers remember he was acquired from the cardinals at the trade deadline he has been so good seven scoreless innings he throws only 93 pitches to get through seven scoreless scatters a half dozen hits or so but mostly what impressed me was that he was stronger as the game went on so retired 14 of his last 16 and set a major tone for the rangers in the opener getting the nod to be the game one starter made me want to definitely throw a good game for the team i know when i threw for the yankees i was on like 15 days not throwing out there um so it was nice staying on my five-day routine he's a guy that can adjust on the fly if he thinks so he's got four pitches and you know occasionally he'll use one more than the other but this is kind of what he's been doing using the fastball well both sides he can sink it he can go up with it and there's a couple breaking balls and change up and you know he's found the strike zone very well bruce bowchee talking about his game one starter and weird journey i guess you could call it uh journey with some twists and turns for jordan montgomery in the past couple years right because uh he was with the yankees and ended up getting traded from the yankees to the cardinals and they did make the playoffs last year but then the early exit but then he ends up getting traded again when they have an awful season to the reindeers and now look he's the opener in their wild card series and their first win over the rays it's after hours with amy lawrence cbs forge radio facts are facts like how contributing to employees financial security makes them want to work harder for their company in fact according to a 2023 study by principle 87 percent of employers say that better employee financial security means employees are more engaged and productive at work the 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