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February 22, 2024 6:08 am

After Hours with Amy Lawrence Hour 1

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February 22, 2024 6:08 am

HOUR 1: The NFL’s partnership with streaming services expands. Justin Fields is tired of the trade rumors.

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I do love that Shohei Otani has a great sense of humor and seems to be playful and really enjoys hanging out with the guys. It's another reason to like a global superstar who is on pace to start, as a hitter of course, not as a pitcher, but is on pace to start the year with the Dodgers. Even as Dodgers and Padres are now hours away from the first spring training game of 2024. If you haven't heard me say this before, I am morally opposed to sharing scores from spring training. I will never do that. It's against my religion. It's unethical.

Do not do it. They do not matter. Same thing as pre-season NFL or pre-season NBA or anything like that. We do not need scores from exhibitions, which is why you never hear me utter the score of the NBA All-Star game other than to mock the total points that were put up. So the scores don't matter. What matters in the pre-season, or in this case spring training, is getting through it without getting hurt. Is making sure that you're as close to ready as possible without actually facing teams that are going full strength with something on the line. So there definitely is a change when you get to games that count.

We all know that. It's a mental and physical shift, but it is cool to mark the start of spring training games. And Dodgers and Padres are the first since they will open the season not even a month from now, March 20th. Man, that'll be right at the start of March Madness because selection Sunday is the 17th, which means the games in Dayton, the first four, are the 19th. Then we have the first games that count in Major League Baseball, followed by what are those crazy days Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday when it's wall-to-wall college hoops. And then the following week, right smack dab in the middle of the Sweet 16, and going from 16 to 4, we've got the start of the baseball season for everybody else. Man, it's all coming just weeks away.

It's After Hours with Amy Lawrence on CBS Sports. So quiet in the NBA, but it's last night of the All-Star break, so everyone's coming back from Cabo or wherever else they went. Even as my niece and her boyfriend are heading to Mexico for a wedding, this is kind of interesting, the wedding's in Mexico, but it features a large Indian family and a large Catholic family. So they're going to Mexico, but they're having all of these Indian ceremonies, which if you know anything about Indian weddings, they have three or four days full of ceremonies and events and dinners and all that type of stuff. And then you have the Catholic side of things, which also features some formal events, and they're doing it in Mexico. Because nothing says Indian Catholic wedding like Mexico. Why not?

I guess, why not? Destination wedding. So my niece and her boyfriend are on their way to Mexico in the next 24 hours. I've told her to be safe, even though Cancun, I think, is very touristy. Gotta be safe when you're an American. You never know who's out to target you, so a little nervous about her, but she's gonna be with a big group of people and on a resort most of the time, so that's good.

A little jealous that she'll be sitting on the ocean, which will be pretty incredible. So we are now closer to the weekend than we are the beginning of this past week, which means we are coasting downhill. I know there are some of you who are getting itchy and a little Jonesy because it's been now a week and a half without football. Here's what the NFL network will do for you.

They are replaying the top 10 games of 2023. Believe it or not, I've seen now as I'm watching the countdown multiple nights in a row, the Dallas Cowboys are involved in more than one. Number eight was robbed. It was Lions Niners. Way too low. You think so?

Number eight? That was a great game. That was a great game. You know, a game that wasn't great was the, well, I guess it was great for Raiders fans, the Christmas Day game between the Raiders and the Chiefs, and yet I've talked to Danen Hughes, for instance, a longtime radio analyst of the Chiefs network, but also a former Chiefs wide receiver, and he points to that game as the turning point for the Chiefs in that they were upset by the Raiders. Patrick Mahomes was battered and bruised. He got sacked four times and hit another 10 times by that Vegas pass rush and that Vegas defense, and then on Wednesday, what did we hear from Antonio Pierce? That is now their blueprint for how to defend Patrick Mahomes, and he feels like the rest of the league has a prototype as well, except after that game, the Chiefs won six straight and another Super Bowl. So yeah, maybe it was the prototype for that day, but it served to motivate the Chiefs and light a fire under them. Some interesting podcast material coming from the world of the NFL on Wednesday.

Antonio Pierce with Max Crosby on The Rush. That's the name of Max's podcast. He was actually taping it on Radio Row during Super Bowl week. Man, he's impossible to miss. Even in a large group of people, he is a monster of a man. He's big. I thought it was the beard. Well, that too.

He is, yeah, he stands out in a crowd and he's unique. And so Antonio Pierce and Max Crosby, and then Justin Fields with the St. Brown brothers. So Equinimious and Amenrah, St. Brown and their podcast, and Justin Fields explains why he unfollowed the Bears on social.

Honestly, it's brilliant. I agree with him. There are times when I do the same thing, not necessarily my employer, though I don't know how often I actually see tweets from my employer, but his explanation as he gets ready to go on vacation, I like it. Let's see, Kevin Durant is salty, but when he tells us he doesn't care, me thinks he doth protesteth too much. And Charles Barkley and Shaquille O'Neal on an open mic is pretty much what you get when they know that they're on camera and they're on an open mic. But this was an accidental open mic. It was pretty funny.

So some cute pieces of audio, and by cute, I just mean entertaining. At the top of next hour, it is your opportunity to get set for the next, I don't want to call it the second half, because we're well past the midway point of the NBA season. Teams have roughly 30, 31 games to go, I guess 31, 32 games to go in their regular season. So about just under two months is what they have left before they tip off, oh gosh, that play-in tournament, which annoys me to no end. That and the mid-season tournament. It's as though Adam Silver wants the NBA to be just like MLS in some respects, or soccer, around the world, because they do in-season tournaments. But the MLS had success with it last year because of Messi. Messi showed up right as they were starting that mid-season tournament, and so there was a lot of popularity and a lot of buzz associated with it. Not so for the NBA.

I mean, I guess the players who get to Vegas earn extra money, and they do get to play in Vegas, which is fun. But otherwise, when you ask the question or play the game of buzz, no buzz. So thumbs up, thumbs down. I don't, meh.

Ryan, you're cool, and a different generation than me. Buzz or no buzz on the in-season tournament? I'm asleep, in terms of the in-season tournament. I'm asleep, so that's the opposite of buzz.

And then what about the play-in tournament? Because me thinks it's, I don't know why I just said that again, I think it's gimmicky. It's bad. Just bad.

The teams are bad. Yeah. There's no draw. Right. Maybe one game's cool, but that's one of four, potentially.

Yeah, I don't know. It's similar to baseball in that runner on second base in extra innings, so that, I don't know why. We can keep up pace of play.

We can foster scoring. It's goofy. Now that the pace of play issue has been solved, that should be taken off the table, but it's still there. And this is how you know that it's gimmicky. They don't do it in the postseason. That's how you know in the playoffs. Anyway, the NBA and Major League Baseball, they've gone gimmicky in some respects.

However, there are some really talented athletes, and in the NBA, we're about to tip off, well, close enough to the stretch run, the remaining portion of the regular season, and so teams will start to get serious here post-Cabo. And at the top of the hour from the Bay Area, we will welcome one of our CBS Sports and CBS Sports HQ reporters, Colin Ward-Henniger. Now he's been on the show before. One of the things I like about Colin is that he's a night owl, which is great.

So he will join us at the top of the midnight hour Pacific time. I think a real big question heading into this next part of the season is about the Bucks, because they've backpedaled since they got rid of Adrian Griffin. What the heck is the issue? It's funny because a lot of times in the NBA, we're seeing this over the past, what, 10 years, where guys want to play with their BFFs, and so they either demand trades or orchestrate trades, or they set up their own, their own triumvirate, their own big three, and then they kind of force teams to do it, or they try to strong-arm teams to put them all in the roster together and somehow figure it out. Just as a note, uh, the most organic superstar cores or star cores in the NBA were homegrown, or maybe featured one player that came in, but they didn't get orchestrated altogether. There's a reason why players are not GMs. And so with the, with the, the way the NBA has gone over the past 10 years, where guys are kind of forcing themselves into a situation and feeling like, hey, we want to play with, as I say, it's the NBA where everyone plays with his BFF. As, as guys kind of do that and move themselves around, I think it's number one, frustrating to a lot of fans, and so that's an issue. But also number two, creates this idea that every single one of them is going to be some kind of a super team, right?

And yet it's not that simple. Just because you put a bunch of stars together on the same roster, or because stars end up together in the same roster, does not mean it's going to work. And we're seeing some real challenges. Now more than halfway through the season, Damian Lillard and Giannis Antetokounmpo, two of the best offensive players in the NBA, have not yet figured out how to play together and how to move and find that rhythm and to play all of one another. And it's, it's been forced so often and under Doc Rivers, who was brought in for defense, well, it's not getting much better. Regardless of what coach you put in there, those two guys have to decide they're going to make it work.

And they along with the rest of the, the players who are on the court have to figure out the spacing and figure out the way to make it work. To me, that's the biggest question as we head into the second half. I know a lot of people want to know about LeBron, but nothing's changing with LeBron before the end of the regular season, right? The Lakers, they've got championship aspirations. Of course, right now, both they and the Warriors are sitting in that play-in tournament yet again. So they've got work to do. It's kind of the same old story with the Lakers. So the, the LeBron story will take over post NBA finals, or at least post LeBron's exit in the playoffs, if that makes sense.

But for now, the Doc Rivers, I don't even know what it's about, Doc Rivers. The Damian Lillard, Giannis Antinokounmpo pairing is one of the most confusing headlines in the NBA. Why doesn't it work? Or why isn't it working right now? And it is true that it could click in at any time. Doesn't feel like they're that far off.

They're too good to, to not find some, some rhythm and some way to make it work. But at this point it hasn't. And then who in the East can battle Boston down the stretch? In the West, you've got four teams at the top that are separated by three total games. How much separation is there among those four teams? Who will, who will take the MVP away from Joel Embiid?

I guess it's the right way to put it. He's on the shelf for an extended period of time. Even though he leads the league in scoring, it's unlikely that he will repeat. He may not even have enough games to repeat as the MVP. And he's missing significant time.

Excuse me. So who will step in? Those are some of the questions about the NBA as we head into the second half. And so we'll talk to Colin Ward Henniger coming up in 45 minutes. You can find me on Twitter, A Law Radio.

Also on our Facebook page After Hours with Amy Lawrence. It's happening again. The NFL does not care about fans complaints over streaming. It is happening again. The NFL is doubling down soon to be triple and quadruple.

And yes, it's all about the money. I'll explain coming up. It's After Hours with Amy Lawrence, our phone number 855-212-4227. Thanks for hanging out with us this Wednesday night here on CBS Sports Radio.

You are listening to the After Hours Podcast. First down and goal to go. Play action fake. Right side throw, touchdown! Kansas City, McColl-Hardman, McColl-Hardman with the catch on the right side. A three-yard touchdown pass in overtime. Kansas City wins the game 25-22. And the Chiefs Kingdom has started its own history class.

This is After Hours with Amy Lawrence. It doesn't seem that long ago, does it? The Super Bowl wrapping up with a walk-off touchdown from McColl-Hardman from Patrick Mahomes. And it definitely was worth watching on the mic'd up version of the NFL. So inside the NFL, the mic'd up Super Bowl. It was cool to watch it from all angles, but then also to see the reaction from the Chiefs sideline, from the Niners sideline, of course the devastation, and also on the field as McColl catches it. Didn't even really know the rules and wasn't sure that was the end of the game, which is kind of funny.

And of course that's not focused on right. It's more focused on the Niners not knowing the overtime rules, but I can guarantee you that there were guys on both sides that didn't know. The majority of fans didn't realize they had changed the overtime rules for the playoffs either.

Anyway, I digress. And so the Mitch Holtz's call on Chiefs radio is the end of Super Bowl 58, and the Chiefs are still on top. It is... Well, I don't know if it's challenging to even think about this time next year. Probably not, because the NFL doesn't ever really go away. It doesn't take a hiatus, and so we kind of move forward into the offseason, and it starts to build again toward September, and then of course the playoffs, but it is a full year from now.

However, it's not too early for Amazon to start shelling out money again. We know that Amazon Prime has exclusive rights to Thursday Night Football, but on the heels of the Peacock Network streaming a playoff game this year, remember it was a Saturday night game, it was the Chiefs and Dolphins under the lights at Arrowhead Stadium. Okay, so that was a super cold game, and it was on Peacock. They set records for a broadcast on Peacock, obviously. Set records because it's the NFL in the draw.

It was the most streamed live event ever. The NFL will draw people to shell out money, or they'll do a trial, and then they'll cancel it. But either way, the NFL will draw people to different streaming services, and that's what Prime is counting on. Now, Amazon Prime already has regular season games, but this will be different. 120 million dollars is the estimate for the rights to broadcast a playoff game next winter. Two, as a side note, I have seen different reports about the Prime game in the playoffs, but like how much they're paying for it on Amazon.

I've seen some reports for 120 million, I've seen some reports for 150 million, but since Jeff Bezos is the third richest person in the world right now, this is probably chump change. Especially knowing that Amazon's goal is to get more into live sport. But to continue a theme that we've talked about now for months, we've done multiple shows here, we've done a lot of chatter, even before NBC had the playoff game, a lot of chatter about its impact on fans, and I think there are a lot of fans that are incensed about it. To be fair, going back to the days when ESPN got its first playoff game, there were people upset about that because it's not over-the-air TV, it's cable TV. But 120 million dollars, how do you expect the NFL to turn that down? They're not going to. For one game, 120 million dollars is, again, the conservative estimate.

I've seen some place at near 150. But if you compare what Peacock paid for the Dolphins' Chiefs, and as lopsided as that game turned out to be, NBC Universal, who is the parent company for Peacock, they ended up with Patrick Mahomes and the Chiefs, which is a draw. Right now, he's the face of the NFL. But Amazon Prime is paying 110 million dollars. Well, it's paying 110 million dollars.

Let me rephrase. Amazon's paying the same price as what Peacock paid, and then some. Even though Amazon only already has the Thursday games, and you would think a lot of people have already gone and signed up for Prime if they wanted the football games on Thursday nights, which, granted, some of them turn out to be duds. But now, Prime is paying the same as Peacock and then some. They've upped the ante, which means, similar to signing quarterbacks, the next quarterback to get signed, if he's an elite QB, gets the historic deal, gets the richest deal. So the last quarterback that signed, okay, maybe he was the richest for three weeks, and then there was a new one.

That's what this feels like to me. Amazon Prime put more money in the middle of the table, upped the ante, if you will. So NBC Universal paid 110 million dollars for that game on Peacock.

Prime is paying 120 million, and that's, again, that's the lower end of the estimate. Interestingly enough, and I did not know this, but I guess the NFL offered Amazon the game that Peacock ultimately streamed. Right, so that was a game that Amazon had the chance to broadcast but passed on, thinking it wasn't worth it.

That's the report. But now that the NFL comes around again, Amazon sees the power in the draw, because that one game on Peacock, on a Saturday night, which is not even a traditionally heavily trafficked game on TV. In fact, Saturday night is the least watched TV night for American families.

At least it was pre-pandemic. Probably a lot changed during the pandemic, but it's traditionally been one of the lighter TV nights in American households, because people are out. And yet still, whether they were out or whether they were home, an average audience of 23 million viewers, the most watched live event that we've ever streamed here in this country.

That's why Amazon is all in on getting one for next year. Now you consider that that number, the 23 million, versus what Amazon Prime had on Black Friday. Not even 10 million viewers. Okay, so you had the the big Thanksgiving Day triple header on regular TV. Those always bring in a lot of viewers because families are together, or just it's appointment television, if that makes sense. People know to watch football on Thanksgiving, but on Black Friday, as Prime kind of weighs into the space where generally it's been a college football day, not an NFL day, there were only 9.61 million viewers. Don't know about Black Friday moving forward because it wasn't a major success. So Prime was looking at that and thinking, well, what's the big deal?

That's not, those are not astronomical numbers. That's not worth it. It's funny to think of Amazon saying that it's not worth it. After only nine and a half million viewers for their Black Friday game, they decided it wasn't worth 120 million dollars for a playoff game, but now they've reversed course. So we don't know what day, what round, what game, but that Amazon Prime will shell out at least 120 million dollars for a single game.

There is no way the NFL is going to pass that up. Not to mention they want to unlock this door where more and more streamers are bidding, right? So it's not just the companies NBC, ABC, CBS, Fox.

It's not just your traditional broadcast companies that are throwing money into the ring, though of course NBC Universal is peacock, but it's maybe cable companies. It's streamers that have money to burn and that is definitely the case with Amazon Prime. In case you didn't know, annual revenue for Amazon Prime, 575 billion dollars. Okay, so 120 million is nothing to Amazon. 575 billion in annual revenue.

That's not in gross. That's in, that's not even the worth of the company. That's just one year of annual revenue. 575 billion dollars. Would you like to take a stab, Ryan, at the market value of Amazon?

Oh my gosh. 1.2 trillion. 1.74 trillion.

Holy cow. I mean that's, forget monopoly money. You need about a 100,000 boxes of monopoly money to even, I mean that's, whoa. So whereas YouTube and Apple, and this is kind of the market report or I guess the way the markets are trending, YouTube, Apple, Facebook even, whose parent company's meta, they're dipping toe in the water, right, just to see how it works and that was really Amazon's philosophy with the playoff game anyway. They've already got the Thursday night game. But now they see the success of this one game on Peacock and Amazon is thinking, all right, time to move full speed ahead.

We won't make that mistake again. And the NFL is tapping into new sources of revenue that are just incredible. Two playoff games between NBC, Peacock, and Amazon. $230 million for two playoff games. I can't really even wrap my brain around that or how much Roger Goodell and the owners are giggling. Just, they can roll in money if they want to.

I don't want to see it if they do, but they could. Roger Goodell's goal, going back to, oh gosh, it's been 15 years now, his stated goal is to turn the NFL into a $25 billion a year business, meaning $25 billion in annual revenue. Still pales in comparison to Amazon, but $25 billion, excuse me, they're sitting at $22 billion. $22 billion. This will help. You sell off your playoff broadcast rights for $120 million a pop, you'll get there.

You'll get there pretty quick. The next time that these various broadcast deals come up for bidding, man, if the streamers decide they want to get in on a more regular basis, on a weekly basis, like they did with Thursday night, watch out. Like, watch out. All right. Speaking of football, questions for Justin Fields. Doesn't everyone want to know what are you doing next year? Do you want to play for the Bears? And if you do, why did you unfollow them on social? Do you know something we don't know?

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2024 Santa Fe available early 2024. You are listening to the After Hours podcast. Justin Fields is definitely a hot topic as we head into the start of kind of a silly season in the NFL. And it definitely does get silly. Legal tampering doesn't come up until the second week in March. And then the league year officially starts a couple days after that when guys can actually sign in trades, uh can actually be culminated. But what we have until then is combine franchise tags, whether guys sign offers with their own team.

So that's possible. It's just the free agency that has to wait until the new league year begins. Speculation also runs rampant. And the list of potential free agents out there, it's a long one. There's a lot of names. I don't know if you would consider them all to be game changers, difference makers, elite players, but certainly when we think about this next iteration of offseason quarterback musical chairs, well there are plenty of names that incite question marks or eyebrow raising.

It's After Hours with Amy Lawrence on CBS Sports Radio. Justin Fields is the topic of a lot of conversation for a couple of reasons. Number one, his team has the overall number one pick. Okay so that's important because there are some promising prospects. I will never say sure thing. I will never say guarantee when it comes to a prospect leaving college and getting drafted into any sport. There's no such thing. Are there guys that you're really confident in?

Sure. But if you don't end up with the right team, the right coaching, there's a lot of transition, maybe there's a terrible offensive line in front of a QB, you know all of those things. Think Bryce Young with the Panthers. That's why the jury is still out because we don't actually know what he can do with competence in front of him, competence around him, competence coaching him, and I'm a fan of Frank Reich.

It just wasn't a fit. So yeah you can say hey this quarterback or that quarterback has all the tools, a lot of promise, a lot of potential, but there's no such thing as a sure thing when it comes to making that jump from college to the pros. All right so then back to the Bears. They have the number one overall pick but they also have Justin Fields. And depending upon who you ask, the Bears are likely to trade him. So dangle him is trade bait in order to bring in a new guy and clear the way.

I don't know that that's necessary but I understand why they would want to do it. Justin Fields is a world-class athlete. He can dazzle with a football.

Obviously the more the Bears allow him to use his legs, the better he is. But is that a long-term recipe for success? And then think about the number of different guys in his three seasons with the NFL, the number of different guys he's had around him both on the field and on the sidelines. Constant change in sports equals constant losing. It's a tried and true formula. I say it all the time.

Constant change equals constant losing. So here is Justin Fields who no doubt is hearing about it all the time. What are the Bears going to do with that overall number one pick? Are they going to draft Caleb Williams? He's a can't miss prospect that you don't want to be the team that passes up on Caleb Williams. Could the Bears use that pick at some other decision or some other decision or some other position? Absolutely.

But there's so much debate about Justin that it's impossible to miss it. He was a guest on the Saint Brown Brothers podcast and they asked him whether or not he wants to stay in Chicago. Do you want to stay in Chicago or what's up?

Yeah of course of course I want to stay. I can't see myself playing in another place but if it was up to me I would want to stay in Chicago. I love the city. The city's lit. The fans are you know they're great and the people. The city's lit. If it were up to me I would want to stay in Chicago.

I wouldn't want to leave. Now that's the right thing to say. It's what doesn't make headlines or at least make waves.

Maybe it makes headlines but it doesn't make waves. He's not gonna say oh yeah let me out of here. Set me free or hashtag free Justin Fields. Do I believe that he wants to stay in Chicago? I think players want to win. I think you look at what Patrick Mahomes has done with the right situation in Kansas City.

Hall of Fame coach. A team that's committed not just to paying him but to putting pieces around him. No doubt other young quarterbacks look at Pat and say huh the grass must be greener somewhere else. Not all young quarterbacks obviously but the guys who are in situations right now where it's hit or miss and the Bears have struggled. The Bears even in the NFC North couldn't really make much progress this year. Seemingly stuck in a rut in the second year under Matt Eberfluss. They brought in some pieces. In fact they thought they did a real good job upgrading the talent and maybe they did upgrade in that trade with the Panthers for last year's overall number one pick but not enough.

Not enough. Honestly it felt like a wash of a season. That's not fair of course because there were guys who evaluated and guys who played well different stretches and I guess the knowledge is valuable for Justin but it doesn't feel like the team or the franchise as a whole made progress or strides forward.

It's after hours here on CBS Sports Radio. Well if he wants to stay in Chicago then why scrub that's the cool word scrub maybe not but it seems like it to me. The Bears from his social media like IG and Twitter.

Why do people take social media so seriously? Like why are you gonna follow the Bears? Like I still mess with the Bears and I'm just trying to take a little break.

I'm following the Bears and the NFL but I'm not just trying to have football on my timeline. I know y'all mess with a girl at EQ especially you. Just because you don't follow the girl on IG don't mean you're not messing with her. That's true. That's true. That's facts. That's facts.

Oh so you're saying you mess with the Bears. There's more now that you don't follow them. Man it's not even like that.

It's something that I don't want to see in my timeline. I'm about to go on vacation. I don't want to see no football and guess what? Just get away get away for a little bit. It's either Keith Fields. We want Fields.

It's either Dr. Caleb. So it's like bruh man I'm tired of hearing the talk. I just wanted to be over.

I like that he's giving crap back to Equanimious, Sate Brown. You may not follow a girl on IG or social but you're still talking to her. You're still messing with her. I'm still messing with the Bears meaning and the NFL meaning I still care. We're still a thing but I don't need to see nothing but timeline.

A timeline full of football while I'm on vacation and then he kind of really unlocks the truth of it all which is I'm tired of seeing all the speculation and non-stop hey keep me. No go get Caleb. No keep Justin Fields.

No go get Caleb Williams. That would annoy me as well. I'd be over that too. I probably would start blocking and muting every account that had an opinion. So that's Justin. He just wants the whole trade talk thing to be over and to find out.

No doubt most of us would feel the same in that position. All right before we hit the top of the hour when we'll shift our attention to the NBA our friend Chicago Johnny is joining us from Las Vegas. Got a couple minutes Johnny how are you?

Good morning Amy. Now if you want to know anything what's happening in Chicago ask CJ. All right all right don't listen to the news media. Now here's what I'm hearing but what my boys are telling me what's happening in Chicago. Now they want to trade Justin Fields and there's two teams now remember will you hear this there's two teams that are interested in Justin Fields Pittsburgh and believe it or not the Las Vegas Raiders. Now you watch they are going to trade Justin Fields but the reason why he didn't do well in Chicago is because we had the worst coaches in the NFL. They have no idea they don't know what to do with the talent that they had. They didn't know how to do to develop Justin Fields so we never knew how good of a quarterback Justin Fields is and what's going to happen when they drafted in their quarterback if they don't change their their system then they're going to ruin whatever quarterback comes in. Yeah that's a good point that's a good point.

I don't care if it isn't Williams they just they don't know how to how to develop the the uh talent that they have. And did you do you hear the music Chicago Johnny we're up against the top of the hour so I appreciate the insight on the Bears. So you're saying the Steelers and the Raiders will keep our eyes out for them and we will talk to you again soon.

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