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I get started 10 p.m. Eastern time, 7 p.m. Pacific. I'm here with super producer and host Dave Shepherd and damn, oh damn. Russell Wilson is just doing something that the folks in Seattle have seen plenty of over the past several years. Russell Wilson is trying, absolutely trying to lead a comeback as the Seattle Seahawks currently lead the Broncos 17 to 16. Russell Wilson and the Broncos, they have the ball.
Two minute warning here, third and two. At this point, the Denver Broncos are trying to score a touchdown or set up for a game winning field goal. And so we'll keep you up to date with this game as it progresses and ultimately comes to a conclusion.
If you missed the first hour of the show, you can always hit rewind on the free Odyssey app. Thank you to everybody listening on CBS Sports Radio affiliates across North America, Sirius XM Channel 158 and anyone listening on a smart speaker. We've had a busy weekend to start off the NFL season. We've had a busy weekend, quote unquote, week two of the college football season.
And so we have a lot to kind of wrap up and discuss. Sunday was just a ridiculous day. We've seen some ridiculous games. Starting off the show last hour, we took a look at those Dallas Cowboys.
Not only were they annihilated, annihilated probably isn't the word. They were stepped on by the Buccaneers 19 to 3. They lose Dad Prescott to a broken hand. He has a fracture above his thumb and he's going to be out anywhere from six to eight weeks. Well, that injury didn't do anything but hit fast forward on the Cowboys season, or at least the demise of their season.
We talked about the ass kicking that the Dolphins handed the Patriots the final score there 20 to 7. Mac Jones after the game, he did not talk to the media at all. He said he has a back injury. Never good.
Today, they said it was a matter of back spasms. And so Mac Jones is okay. And he should be fine to start next game for the Steelers. We talked about college football, Alabama barely getting by Texas. Scott Frost, well, he didn't barely get by. He got his ass sent to the curb as Nebraska lost to Georgia Southern in a massive upset 45 to 42.
They were expected to win and beat up Georgia Southern by 21 points. Instead, Scott Frost loses and he gets paid $15 million to go the hell away. Must be nice. And then continuing on here on the NFL side, one game.
And I guess it should be something enjoyable until he starts to whine about this. It's been a whole last story all off season long. First it was, is Aaron Rodgers going? Is he coming? Is he sticking around? Is he retiring?
And we had to hear about his cleanse and then we heard about his tattoo and now he's getting $50 million. And then Devante Adams is like, all right, I'm out. And he goes to Vegas to play with his old college buddy, Derek Carr. And so you look at the Denver Broncos or excuse me, the Broncos are coming back right now.
They're trying. Interesting game here, a little more than a minute left in the game. Russell Wilson's still trying to get them down a field to set up for a field goal. Yeah, Russell Wilson had his own drama throughout the season and back to Aaron Rodgers.
We heard about the Packers all off season. With Devante Adams gone, who exactly is Aaron Rodgers going to get the ball to? Is Sammy Watkins? No. Christian Watson the rookie?
No. Randall Cobb? Damn, Randall Cobb is still on the team?
Hell no. And so yesterday the Vikings beat the Packers 23 to 7. Aaron Rodgers, his top receiver, was running back AJ Dillon.
Last week when I gave you my top six list, I had the Green Bay Packers on that list because of their defense. Well, the defense gave up 23 points, not too shabby in the modern NFL era, but their offense didn't generate a damn thing. Meanwhile, Justin Jefferson in the first half alone, he generated more offense than the Packers did. Justin Jefferson finished with one hundred and eighty-four yards receiving, two touchdowns, and Kirk Cousins, yeah just a Kirk Cousins game, two seventy-seven in all two of those TDs to Justin Jefferson. Kevin O'Connell gets his first victory as a head coach and Aaron Rodgers was sacked four times.
And if you want to talk about a highlight, if there should be one, it wasn't even a highlight, it was a low light for the Packers. Christian Watson selected at number 34 overall this past draft. He finished the day with two receptions for 34 yards. In the big picture of things, he dropped a 75-yard bomb, or what would have been a 75-yard touchdown in stride from Aaron Rodgers. Aaron Rodgers on the bench did not look happy throughout the game. He was animated and speaking to his coordinators and then after the game, Aaron Rodgers, he actually preached patience. We gotta have patience with those guys.
They're young, you know, they haven't been in the in the fire. Now that patience will be thinner as the season goes on, but the expectation will be high so we'll keep them accountable, but it's going to happen. It's going to be drops. Hate to see it on the first play, but there's it's a part of it's going to be drops throughout the season. There's going to be drops throughout the season.
There's going to be drops. Aaron Rodgers is as almost perfect as he is. He's going to throw interceptions. He's not above reproach now. He's not above criticism. He deserves a good talk into every now and then just like anybody else.
Did you see him in the playoffs? And so yeah, it's one thing to beat up on the rookie receivers and look at your receiving core throughout the course of the season, but I get it. You're one of the best quarterbacks ever, but if we get four, five, six, seven, eight, nine games into the season and your receivers still stink, what is he going to do? Throw them under the bus every week? It was reported that Aaron Rodgers upon his return, he knew he knew that there was a possibility that Devante Adams was probably out the door and he still took the money. 50 million dollars per year. He still took the money.
Don't take the money and whine and cry. Is this supposed to be some type of a motivational tactic by Aaron Rodgers to get his receivers to perform better? Maybe. But you can't, you can't just, you can't just turn things around. You can't make Watson all of a sudden into Devante Adams. You can't put Sammy Watkins into a time machine and think things are going to be different or that they're going to change. We got to be realistic here.
They are who they are. Between Aaron Rodgers and his receiving corps and whatever the hell the Dallas Cowboys are sending out there, it's a hard knock life. And speaking of a receiving corps, there's another quarterback in the NFL.
He's had some changes to his and he was able to get a victory. Damn it, he was able to go out there and complete, complete passes to about eight different wide receivers. His name is Patrick Mahomes. He's losing or has lost a big wide receiver as well in Tyreek Hill and the Kansas City Chiefs, they beat the Arizona Cardinals 44 to 21. And what did Mahomes do?
He did the damn thing. 360 yards passing. Five touchdowns. Kelcey leading the way 121 yards. Juju Smith-Schuster 79 yards. And after the game, Patrick Mahomes, he let everybody know. This is a piece of cake.
This is what I do. As a matter of fact, this is what it sounded like after his fifth touchdown courtesy of the Chiefs radio network. Running back is McKinnon. He had the cut back run earlier in this drive.
They fake it to him. They throw it left. It's caught by Hartman. Touchdown, Kansas City. Hartman goes right to left in motion and then gets a free area right at the goal line. A two yard touchdown pass from Mahomes, his fifth of the game. Yeah, he goes on. And speaking of going on, damn it. We have a game that's pretty much coming to a conclusion here.
Just a matter of a formality. The field goal, the game winning field goal was missed by the Denver Broncos. Seattle is currently leading 17 to 16. They have three seconds left on the clock. New coach Hackett, I guess he's calling a time.
Shep, do you know what the hell he's calling the time out for? Oh, I know they missed the last second field goal and they couldn't move the ball making a field goal kicker to try to get a 64 yard field goal. Yeah, Pete Carroll, he's celebrating. The game's over.
Yeah, the game is done. Yeah. What do you think Pete Carroll has after a victory?
Bourbon? You think so? Yeah, he's 71 going on 50. He's the youngest 71 year old I've ever seen coach in the NFL.
Oh yeah, he was running around jogging out on the field after a couple of their big plays there. Geno Smith, JR. That's the theme of the game tonight. Yeah, it's taken eight years for Geno Smith to be a good quarterback. Right.
Better late than never, right? Who's good with the Jets anyway though? Excuse me? Who is good with the Jets anyway? Vinnie Testaverde at the end of his career. I don't know if I'd call Vinnie good. He was satisfactory.
He was serviceable. I wouldn't say Vinnie was good with the Jets. Vinnie Testaverde played at a Pro Bowl level with the New York Jets for one and a half seasons. Yeah, well Vinnie Testaverde also when he retired is one of the top seven in pretty much every passing statistical category. So the bar is kind of high with Vinnie, but you get what I'm saying. Like had Geno gone to a different franchise, I don't think it would have taken Geno this long to be a good quarterback in the NFL.
I don't think so. Geno Smith is someone who didn't see an opposing cornerback who he didn't want to throw the ball to. And so good for him. Good for him having a good damn game here.
And I will stand by this. There's only one thing that I want to hear is as Pete Carroll just high fives and back slaps everybody on the sideline. Well now the game is done. They're running the clock down. I want to see Russell Wilson go give Pete Carroll a big ol' hug.
Here he comes. Russell Wilson jogging out onto the field with a solemn look on his face, disappointment, upset. Who's he looking for?
Who's he looking for? Pete Carroll gives him all day hug. Oh, okay. Quick hug. Oh, now Russell goes right over to Geno, gives him a hug.
Oh, it gives him some words. Oh, I knew you could do it. You did good. Yeah.
I'm proud of you boy. Yeah, next time. Yeah, I guess he's seasoned executive, PR guy. And now Russell is surrounded by cameras as he walks off of the field in Seattle.
A loser. And if you're a fan of the Seahawks and now he's being greeted by some of his former players with Seattle. Yeah, D.K. Metcalf, I think maybe.
Offensive lineman. And so here's a, here's a deal for Seattle. This was y'all's Super Bowl. I'm sorry. This was the Seattle, this is Seattle's biggest game of the season. Geno Smith now talking to Lisa Salters.
We'll, we'll share that with you later on in the show as we move on. If you're the Seahawks, you got to appreciate this and be happy about it. But it's, it's one game. San Francisco is up next. They'll go down to San Francisco.
Trey Lance hoping to have a bounce back of a game. But the early part of this schedule here, they could walk away with, with having an even record. If you're the Seattle Seahawks, you just beat Denver 17 to 16 at home.
You go down to San Francisco based on Trey Lance. That is a game you can win, but maybe not. Atlanta is not a world beater. The Detroit Lions are not world beaters. And so this is not a bad start for the Seattle Seahawks. What they do the rest of the season, I have no idea.
I'm still not pegging them for the ultimate success. But Geno Smith, he has not looked this damn good. Hasn't looked this good since West Virginia. And right now at this point, Russell Wilson exchanging jerseys here at Midfield with DK Metcalf. They're signing jerseys and exchanging.
Oh, how sweet. Oh, it's the JR Sport Brief Show here with you on CBS Sports Radio. We'll take a break. We'll start to share some of the audio with you from the game. A very, very bittersweet, I guess, for Russell Wilson. Goes back to Seattle, loses and is now exchanging a jersey, Midfield with DK Metcalf, surrounded by cameras. We'll talk about this game. We'll get into some of the other games that took place yesterday. We had another grudge match. A matter of fact, Baker Mayfield took on his old team, the Browns. And he lost.
We'll talk about that. We'll got you covered on Monday Night Football as the Denver Broncos lose in Seattle. The final score, Russell Wilson, back up in the Emerald City, 17 to 16. It's the JR Sport Brief Show right here with you on CBS Sports Radio. You're listening to the JR Sport Brief on CBS Sports Radio. My man, JR, this is kind of like a dream, man. I've listened to you every night for two years.
It's the first time I've called. I love your show, man. You keep it so real. And I love listening to you.
Call in now at 855-212-4CBS. It's a dream. Like Biggie Smalls said. Well, it was a dream for Russell Wilson to be allowed to cook, right? It was a dream for Russell Wilson to be able to throw the football around.
Well, now he's a Denver Bronco. And in his first game for the Broncos, back in Seattle, it was also a dream to walk away with a victory. They didn't get one. The Seattle Seahawks beat the Denver Broncos tonight in the return of Russell Wilson. The final score, 17 to 16. After witnessing a fumble-thon between both teams, especially in the second half, and by the way, the Denver Broncos, they lost two fumbles at the one-yard line. Yeah, they choked this one away. They had 10 opportunities, ultimately, 10 at-the-goal opportunities, zero touchdowns, and those two fumbles I just mentioned. We haven't seen that in the NFL since 1987. Ultimately, tonight in the red zone, the Broncos did not get the job done.
They were 0-4. It pretty much forced them into this second half of the game. It pretty much forced them into this situation to end the game. Brandon McManus, he was forced to line up for a 64-yard field goal in Seattle, which is typically one of the loudest stadiums, if not the loudest, in the NFL. And of course, this field goal would have won the game, put a couple of seconds left on the clock, and wouldn't probably be enough. Or it would send everyone in Seattle home happy knowing that they got the W and sent Russell home with a loss.
This is what that miss sounded like, courtesy of the Seahawks radio network. Yeah, and at the end of the game, when it did conclude, only 15 seconds later, Russell Wilson goes out to midfield. He gives a quick hug, a handshake, to his former coach, where they've had a lot of success, Super Bowl success, Pete Carroll. And then he goes and he hugs Geno Smith, who had an absolutely amazing game tonight, completing 23 of 28 passes, 195 yards, and two touchdowns. Geno Smith started off the game in the first half, completing 17 of 18. He threw all two of those touchdowns in the first half.
Yeah, Geno Smith, ah man, he's a serviceable quarterback now? Oh my goodness. 8-5-5, 2-1-2, 4 CBS, that's 8-5-5, 2-1-2, 4 CBS. David is calling from Buffalo, New York. You're on the JR Sport Reshow, David. What's on your mind?
Go on ahead. Hey, JR, thanks for having me on tonight. A couple points for the game. Number one, you know, I think the biggest thing with this game, Denver missed a lot of opportunities in the red zone with those fumbles. Obviously, it shows some rust from not playing your starters in the preseason.
The other thing I gotta go after is Nathaniel Hackett. This is a guy who, I remember he was the offensive coordinator for the Bills years ago, and he made a lot of questionable play calls with the Bills back when Doug Morone was the coach, and I saw the same thing tonight, especially there at the end of the game. I mean, you know, you make this big-time move to get Russell Wilson to make your team a contender, and you take the ball out of his hands when he should have the ball, especially, you know, in a stadium where he knows what that environment is like, and you know, to kick a 64-yard field goal where there's not much altitude doesn't make sense. So, yeah, the coaching was bad. Seattle, that was their Super Bowl tonight. They played like their hair was on fire, and they deserve to win.
So, looking forward to your comments, man, and have a great night, buddy. Well, thank you, Dave, for calling from Buffalo. I mean, at that point of the game, you just heard about the field goal. It had the length, and sure, people aren't walking around every day kicking 64-yard field goals. It had the length.
It wasn't accurate. It went wide left, and it barely went wide left. What did you want Russell Wilson to do? Just hail Mary it out to pretty much close out the game? Fourth down.
What are the odds? You have McManus who has an iron foot, or you can say, hey, Russell, just go win the game for us on a hail Mary? I mean, that's a difficult decision to make, and so I don't want to beat up Nathaniel Hackett right out of the gate, knowing that this is his first time as the head coach. There's a massive difference from being an offensive coordinator and having multiple shields. Offensive coordinators get beat up when the teams pretty much just run dry. I can't think of an offensive coordinator getting beat up right now, maybe more so over the past few seasons, and probably Greg Roman of the Ravens, and people are like, when are we actually going to do something different?
Everything is so predictable. Nathaniel Hackett doesn't quote unquote have that that cover anymore. He was the coordinator for the Green Bay Packers. It's one thing to have be a coordinator and have Aaron Rodgers, and now you got Russell Wilson, and so let's see what he can do.
I'm not going to judge him off of one game, but you are right. When you think about one game for the Seattle Seahawks, yeah, this was their Super Bowl, and I got to be honest here, I'm going to check in on the Seahawks all season long. I'm going to tune in. I'm going to watch. I'm going to check out just like every game.
I'm going to see what's going on, but what the hell are we supposed to look forward to? And by the way, the Seahawks are still number one right now in the NFC West. San Francisco lost yesterday, the Cardinals lost, the Rams lost, obviously, to start things off on Thursday, and so the Seahawks were, it was a running joke all day that the Seahawks with zero wins and zero victories were at the top of the NFC West, and right now tonight they got a victory.
They're the only team in the NFC West with a victory as they beat the Broncos 17 to 16. Andrew is calling from New Orleans. You're on CBS Sports Radio. What's up, JR? Yeah, so I called two years ago, and I also called about a couple weeks ago, and I was talking about Geno Smith, and I was talking about how he was the future of the league, and I just want an apology from you, JR, because I was right.
I can't. You know what? The recent quote that he just came out with, he said, they wrote me off.
I ain't right back, and JR, you were one of them who wrote him off. Andrew, are you done? I'm giving you free reign.
You have anything else to share? Oh, no. That's it. Okay. Well, you want me to leave you on so you can respond to me?
You're going to hang up? Oh, no. I can respond to you. Okay. So, Geno, a couple of things here.
Geno Smith is the future of the NFL. How and where? Maybe not with Seattle. Oh, okay. So, help me out. No, no, no.
Help me out here. No, help me out here. You're asking me for an apology.
No, no, no, no. Stop, Andrew. I gave you free reign. Now, stop and listen. I asked you a simple question. You're calling me, asking me to apologize to you because you said, Geno Smith, oh, JR, two years ago, I said that Geno Smith is the future of the NFL. Two weeks ago, I called you, JR, and I said, Geno Smith is the future of the NFL.
I want an apology. Define future of the NFL. What is that? I say that the Seahawks go... No, no, no, no, no. I asked you a very simple question. What do you define as being the future of the NFL?
What is that? The best quarterback for the next five years. Okay. So, you believe that Geno Smith has proven himself to be the best quarterback in the NFL?
For the next five years, I'm supposed to think. I said that he will prove himself. So, what the hell are you asking me for an apology for if he hasn't done what you said he will do?
I mean, he just shocked the world tonight, didn't he? No, no, no. What are you asking me? I need an apology, JR.
Check your message. For what? For what? For clowning me, for saying that Geno Smith is a great quarterback. No, that's not what you said. But I said that before, and you tried to clown me. No. Well, you called him.
You don't know. You're a clown, Andrew. I got to tell you something, man.
You do an excellent job, and I want you to go ahead and hit rewind on the Free Odyssey app. You are doing an excellent job by clowning yourself. It's one thing to call me up and say, oh my God, JR. I think Geno Smith is going to turn his career around. It's one thing to say, oh man, JR. You know, people don't believe in Geno. I think he's done an excellent job standing on the sideline holding a whiteboard.
It's one thing to say that to me. It's a completely different thing to say, Geno Smith is the future of the NFL, and then call me up and ask me for an apology. And so now you've backed off of that, and now you want to tell me that he's a great quarterback.
Where? How much has he proven to be a great quarterback? I saw him do a good job last year filling in for Russell Wilson. Five touchdowns to one INT.
That is completely opposite from what you would typically see from Geno Smith. Oh, they wrote me off. That's what an athlete supposed to say. You wrote yourself off. You sucked.
What am I supposed to do? Say Geno Smith is so good. He's so great and watch him turn things around. No, that ain't my job.
My job is to take a look at what has taken place and to properly evaluate what may particularly happen based on what we've seen. And for Geno Smith, he has, for right now, yes, he is doing an excellent job steering his ship in a positive direction. We have not seen this man perform in a positive way since he was in college in West Virginia. I haven't seen a damn thing positive from Geno Smith in the NFL until last season. And now here starting this off. And so what am I supposed to expect for the next 16 games based on what we saw tonight?
If he continues that, yeah, he will be good and God bless him for turning this season around. But I can make a baseless empty claim and then go, hey guys, I'm a genius. What are we supposed to do? Tell the, say the lottery winners they're geniuses too?
You hit the numbers correctly? Yeah. You know what they say about a broken clock?
At some point it has to be right. Sheesh, Geno Smith is a great quarterback. Let him be great for the whole year. And then I'll say he's great, but I'll never apologize to you because what you said two years ago and two weeks ago was still a jackass statement. It's the JR Sport Reshow here with you on CBS Sports Radio.
Yeah. Russell Wilson goes back to Seattle and loses. The final score, Seattle 17, Denver 16. And a lot of turnovers.
Denver didn't get the job done. It's the JR Sport Reshow. We're going to take your calls. We're going to hear some audio on the other side of the break. You're listening to the JR Sport Brief on CBS Sports Radio.
You're listening to the JR Sport Brief on CBS Sports Radio. Thank you for taking my call. I'm a huge fan. I listen to you every night on the way home from work. JR, you are a great sports psychologist. Thank you very much, my brother, from another mother. And I like you. Call in now at 855-212-4CBS. It's the JR Sport Brief Show here with you on CBS Sports Radio.
Oh, pretty awesome here. Well, not for Russell Wilson. The Seattle Seahawks, they beat the Denver Broncos to open up their season in Seattle.
The final score is 17 to 16. And this pretty much was the return of Russell Wilson to Seattle. And let's be real here, the Denver Broncos could not capitalize on the opportunities that presented themselves in the second half. Both Melvin Gordon and Javonte Williams, they fumbled at the one-yard line. Opportunities to score and put things away. The game pretty much concludes on a fourth and five.
Brandon McManus, he misses a 64-yard field goal with about 15 seconds left. They didn't want to go for it. They didn't want to run additional plays. Nathaniel Hackett will be criticized.
I'm not going to beat him up about it. I don't want to say it's one game, but yeah, they had three timeouts. If they didn't convert and get the five yards, and I know it's only five yards, he would have been criticized for that. And so if you are a first-time head coach, if you're getting this opportunity, you're pretty much damned if you do.
You are damned if you don't. And they didn't. If you want to be critical of anything, I would look at the, just well, really not the field goal, but the missed opportunities to convert in the red zone, in the red zone, of which the Denver Broncos were 0 for 4. They couldn't get the ball over the goal line and they had two fumbles. Yeah, that all stinks and leads to the loss. And then in the second half of the game, Seattle basically sat down on the ball. They had their own fumble. But in the first half, Geno Smith was lighting it up 17 of 18, 164 yards in two touchdowns.
One to Will Disley in the second quarter, one to Colby Parkinson, and Geno Smith, after the game, he spoke to ESPN and he said, listen, yeah, there's been a lot of people writing me off. I'm here. Take a listen. They wrote me off. I ain't right back though.
That's the problem. I ain't right back. Let's go.
Okay. Well, we got 16 more games, Mr. Geno Smith. Let's see what he can do. Avelino's calling up from Colorado Springs, Colorado. You're on CBS Sports Radio. What's up?
Hey, what's going on, JR, man? First of all, man, that dude's saying Geno Smith was, that guy is out of his mind. Statistically, this game was pretty wild. Broncos led on pretty much every level, but just gave the ball away. Inexperienced coaching. You got guys that did not play in preseason.
It was just the recipe for disaster. Yeah, no, I agree with you. And you, you want to talk about the stats that we have here and thank you, Avelino. Total yards, Denver 433 to 253 by Seattle. You want to talk about the amount of plays. These are the total plays ran. 64 to Seattle's 49. The Denver Broncos, they outrushed Seattle 103 to 76 and they still lost. Penalties.
Yeah, that's not what you want either. Denver committed 12 of them. 106 yards. Seattle had five penalties for 77. But I'm going to look at the inability for Denver to just get the job done in the red zone. 8-5-5-2-1-2 for CBS.
That's 8-5-5-2-1-2 for CBS. Rick is calling from Cali. Hey, how you doing, man? I'm doing excellent, Rick.
Go ahead. I heard that. I heard that guy talking about Geno Smith.
Hey, I'm a Jets fan. He was there. He got all the two years. He just, he was terrible. And that's why he hasn't played.
Now he's played one game, one half. Come on, man. That's all I wanted to say. Come on, man. Okay. Thank you, Rick, for calling from California. Now I want to give Rick a little bit more, well, not Rick. I want to give Geno a little bit more credit than that.
Okay. Geno Smith did a solid job last year in place of Russell Wilson. He did an excellent job tonight. And so is this a sign of things to come? I don't want to write him off.
You know, some guys, it takes a little bit longer for them to go ahead and have success. Am I going to go all delusional like our caller from New Orleans and say that Geno Smith is the future of the game? Am I now going to come out of my mouth and go, Oh my God, Geno Smith is a great quarterback.
Hell no, I'm not going to do that. I want to see a little bit more. He's done an excellent job up until now. And it will be an amazing thing if he continues his quote unquote Renaissance. You think about all the quarterbacks that we have in the NFL. We got a lot of young guys, a lot of emerging young quarterbacks, whether you happen to be Herbert playing on an MVP level, you happen to be Patrick Mahomes who threw five touchdowns yesterday. Maybe Pete Carroll has the quarterback that he wants right now. Someone who he can control a little bit more is happy to have his job in his position and won't throw a fit.
If he's not asked to go out there and just throw the rock around. Steve is calling from Houston. You're on CBS sports radio. Hey JR, what's going on? I am excellent, Steve. What's on your mind? Good to hear from you, buddy. A couple of months ago, I called into the show and we was talking, well, you was talking about ass back with James Winston and I mentioned Geno Smith and he was like, what do we know about Geno? I think I said enough tonight, right?
Huh? I'm sorry. Geno is finally getting his shot that he deserves. Geno is finally getting the shot that he deserves that he should have been at.
So help me out here. Geno Smith got a shot the second he came into the NFL. Geno Smith had two years of a shot and an opportunity with the New York Jets. He called those shots. He got his jaw broke when he was in New York and went downhill from there.
You call those shots? Nobody really put faith in Geno. No, no, no, no, no. That's inaccurate. To say that is what has happened is false. He got his jaw broke on the way out of the New York Jets. And unfortunately, what you just described is pretty much what set him up. You're the quarterback of a team. Not only was Geno Smith throwing interceptions at a ridiculous rate, he wasn't ready to be a leader for the New York Jets. This is someone who owed a debt to a defensive player on the team, who was someone who was barely on the team and he got his jaw broke.
I couldn't imagine a leader or a quarterback on any team being under circumstances like that. And you're going to call me and tell me he didn't get a shot or an opportunity? So you're saying he got his shot and his opportunity, right? You're saying from the Jets?
No, I asked you a question. If you can start for two full years, okay, and you're going to throw the ball to the other team more than you throw it to your own team, and you are such a leader that you have a guy who's barely an NFL player, you owe him money and you get your jaw broke. How many other, how many other, no, no, how many other leaders or how many of the individuals who would get that shot or chance?
Have you heard such a story happening? Yeah, exactly. Come on now.
There's a thing called reality here. If you can look back in time and you can look back at the last 10 years and help me identify where Geno Smith has been great, help me, please, help me, please. He did a damn good job last year. He had a good game tonight. Let's see what he does the rest of the year. It's not to say that he can't do it, but the majority of his career, he has not. And there's a reason why he's been backing folks up.
We're all these folks coming out the woodwork. Damn, I didn't know one game or four starts now makes someone absolutely great. I don't know. There was some guy named, I don't know, Jimmy Garoppolo. Where's he now? It's the JR sport re-show here with you on CBS sports radio. I will take your calls. I think we might even have a special one. It's the JR sport re-show CBS sports radio.
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