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August 19, 2022 1:58 am

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August 19, 2022 1:58 am

JR explains why the leadership skills of Aaron Rodgers is interesting to put it mildly

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And again, thank you to you. We know the story that's dominated throughout the course of the night. It happens to be Deshaun Watson. But then we've also talked about some other quarterbacks. Baker Mayfield, who is likely to get the job, the starting job in Carolina, no big shock or surprise there.

We can go ahead and look at another quarterback, Tom Brady. Oh yeah, he's been out due to personal reasons, but man, he's had a lot of personal issues and reasons and things all season long. All season long.

Or I guess I should say all off season long. Tom Brady didn't know whether he wanted to come or go, stay home, leave, retire, come back and stay with the Buccaneers. We have no idea. And it's not like Todd Bowles is giving any of us, you know, full details as to what's going on.

I want to go ahead and allow you to hear one more time, Todd Bowles talk about Tom Brady, his situation, what's going on. We'll see. We'll talk about it next week.

I'm not concerned about it right now. We're trying to practice against Tennessee and play a game. I said sometime after Tennessee, there's no definitive date for me, but we'll check on it and we'll keep in touch and we'll find out.

How the hell can the man say that? We're trying to practice and prepare for Tennessee. That's the next preseason game.

Well, of course you're preparing for Tennessee, but this ain't, this ain't the regular season. How'd he do with the Jets again, J.R.? Oh, Todd, what did he do with the Jets? He stunk. Oh, yeah. Uh-huh. I mean, it wasn't all his fault, but I mean, he didn't, he wasn't necessarily the best coach.

I think on the second go around here, he'll probably perform better. As I said, personal things to quote Todd Bowles or personal reasons to quote Todd Bowles is, uh, it's fine. It's good. You can say personal things.

I hope it's nothing bad. And if it's not some type of family emergency or health emergency, I just think Tom Brady should be at work. But who the hell am I?

I haven't, I haven't won seven Super Bowl rings. Who am I to say? Who am I to say? I just found the peculiar that he is, he's not there. It's just, it's un-Brady like.

People always want to talk about the leadership skills and how Tom Brady rallies guys and he's this and he's that. He ain't at work. He's going for about a week. It leads me to go, man. It's, it's gotta be an emergency.

And I hope it's not, I'm not going to speculate, but I guess I am sharp. What do you think about this? This is just weird. Ain't it?

It is. Um, but Tom Brady beats to his own drum, um, marches to his own band. And you said this yourself. He's the greatest winner in the history of any team sport we've had in this country, this continent, if you will. And I'll also say this Jr. We talk about the unfortunate 28 three all the time, five years ago, dating back to, you know, who, but do we forget Jr? Do we forget 27 three? Like we don't bring that up enough. And you know what I'm referring to in terms of the last year's comeback. And if not for a Cooper cup, you know, Buccaneer secondary. Don't remind me. We'll let that didn't happen. So nobody cares.

Right. But, but I, but I'm talking about the 27 three that he came back on when he came to the Rams at 44 years old. Um, Jr, you said it perfectly when it comes to Tom Brady.

And I don't say this to be insulting towards you. Who are you or anybody else in their right mind to dissect and doubt what Tom Brady is deciding to do in these past two weeks? Because clearly something's going on that he's addressing, but I'll tell you this Jr. Is he going to go away? No.

Okay. So that's, so that's what I'm getting at. Tom Brady is not the individual who will put his team out to dry, who will put Todd bulls in this situation where he understands that this is Todd bulls last chance and Todd bulls was defensive coordinator that put a show against the Kansas city chiefs on. So Tom Brady is going to come back. He's going to come back with vengeance. They're going to be just fine. I, if there's one person I do not doubt in the history of team sports, it is number 12, who's 45 going on 27.

Yeah. He'll be back on September 11th. He'll play football. He'll be quarterback for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. The Buccaneers are likely going to win the NFC South. They're going to go to the playoffs.

And then at that point, we all know it's just what may be will be, but it is just odd. And, but I, you know what, this is where I have to give Tom Brady some credit, a lot of credit. Thank you, Tom Brady for not treating this like Aaron Rogers. Thank you for not taking us through multiple press conferences about how upset you are or how you need to be treated. Thank you, Tom Brady for not taking us through the mountains, over the Hills and through the woods. When it comes down to your decision, sure. Tom Brady retired.

Sure. He came back and we got a video and we got speculation and now here he is. And now here he's not, but I do, I do believe that this man will be out there and he'll be ready to play against the Dallas Cowboys on the 11th.

I just hope he and his family, all things considered are well, it's just been an interesting year. Everything that we found out kind of behind the scenes, the dolphins wanted him and they didn't just want them. They, they, they openly courted him. He wanted to leave and he came back and he was indecisive and sure he's a human being. He's entitled to do so. Let's see if he, let's see if he shares what, what, what's keeping him away.

Who knows? John is calling from Springfield in Massachusetts. You're on CBS Sports Radio, the JR Sport Brief Show.

Yes. Wanted to comment on Bill Belichick, how he's probably the most boring interview I've ever heard. It's always, well, the offense could have done better.

It could have been better on defense and special teams. I hope he's not like that on a date. But Tom Brady, I knew, I never heard him say the word retirement. You said, you said you hope Bill Belichick is not like that on a date? Right, right.

I could have done better on special teams, et cetera. Well, isn't he, uh, I mean, I've seen him, excuse me? Last I saw he was dating some hot blonde. Well, I wasn't, I wasn't going to say he was dating a hot blonde, but I was going to say, I've seen him with a woman many a time, uh, at, at Celtics games. So I will assume that he's not that boring, right?

Apparently not, uh, in private. Oh, I also wanted to comment about your taste in music. It's good. We need a little more George Clinton and Parliament and Funkadelics, maybe both. He has rubber band. So do I need, do I need to play music for you or do I need to play it for, for myself in the audience? Well, I don't mind if he played it just for me, but that would be, uh, not realistic, but I also wanted to say about, uh, one more thing.

Uh, if you can have a chicken salad sandwich or a chicken sandwich or an egg salad sandwich, you could have the baby's bark sandwich. Whoa. Well, thank you. Thank you, John, for reminding me about something that I didn't want to be reminded about. Hey, chef, was that the same guy? Was it the same guy? It's not the same guy, right?

There's a lot. There's a lot of guys, but what specifically are you referring to in terms of, was that that guy, you know what? I don't think, I don't think you were here that night. It was a Friday night. Wasn't it like a month ago on a Friday night that, that, that you had something to tend to. You weren't here with us. Yeah.

I was, I was with my family in Florida. Yes. Yes. There was a guy who called up on a Friday night.

Right. And I don't know how this became, it was not a topic of conversation. I don't know even what, no, what the hell we were talking about, but it was relevant. This gentleman brought up a sandwich in the Philippines or, or somewhere out in Asia. And he was just maybe Indonesia. I don't remember.

And he was just like, yeah, I was overseas and I ate a sandwich and it was a baby bird sandwich. You don't know what we're talking about, right? Thank God. No. Yeah. Well, yeah, you correct.

You were not here. Right. And so this, this man that we just spoke to John from Massachusetts. Yeah. As a part of his kind of one more thing, one more thing, one more thing, one more thing, him bringing up that baby bird at the end was, yeah, it was in reference to something that was said a month ago on a Friday night.

And I have no idea if he was the person I spoke to initially. Also JR, I mean, he's got, I mean, I mean, John, like I appreciate the sediment about Belichick and press conferences and interviews, but just be respectful to like who these people see romantically. Like some blonde, like that, I thought that was a little low, low class on John's part. Yeah. Like some blonde.

Come on. I was going to say, I've seen him with, with a woman at the Celtics game. Forever, forever. He's been dating that young woman forever.

It's not like some blonde. Yeah. I mean, I just, I mean, let's be, let's be respectful, John. Come on. Yeah. Well, maybe, maybe John is, maybe John has never been with, uh, nevermind.

Nevermind. Gabriel is calling from Atlanta. You're on CBS sports radio. What's up, Gabriel? Hey, Joe. What's up, man? How are you? Hey, I just want to talk about the, uh, Braves and their bright future because you got, you got Max free.

You got Morton Soroka, Shrider, you know, it's slow down on, on Soroka now. Okay. Let's fingers crossed. Well, I think he's going to be coming back late this year next year. Yeah. He just pitched the, what did he pitch last night?

Two nights ago. He'll be fine. Yeah. Yeah. But, uh, so it's also the position players, Riley, Ozzy, all these other players getting resigned for all this money. And, you know, I think other people are going to see this and want to come to Atlanta. Uh, yeah. If Atlanta is going to pay out money, they they've locked up all of their young guys on the cheap. Uh, but I I'll tell you this much.

Yeah. The, the Braves have a, I don't want to even call it a bright future. They have a bright present. They've had a bright one over the past several years. They just won the world series and things are looking good. So if you want to look at Alex Anthopoulos, so people call him AA around here in Atlanta, um, you, you got a reason to be excited. Can you hold on to everybody?

The answer is no. Dansy Dansby Swanson will probably be gone. Uh, Freddie Freeman at every chance and opportunity that he gets, it seems like he wants to cry when Atlanta is mentioned. But when you think about some of the young pitchers, when you think about the guys that they've brought up and continue to bring up from the minors, whether it's a Grissom or, uh, you know, who do they bring up? Harris just got his contract extension. Yeah. They're, they're looking good. I'd be excited too, man. Yeah. I totally agree with you, Jr. And, uh, you know, I'm, I see a world series in the next five years for them. It wouldn't listen.

They just won one and it wouldn't surprise me if they picked up another. So let's see what happens, man. I'm happy for you. Enjoy the ride. Okay. All right. Thanks man. No doubt about it, man.

The Braves, they are hustling these guys. Oh my God. Some of these contracts, they're just like, Whoa, like you played good. Let's give you some money now before you decide, uh, that you want big money later on down the line and the guys are taking the cash.

And why not? You think about the latest contract that they just gave to Michael Harris. This guy looks like a All-Star center fielder for, for, for years. And before he could even get through his, his first year, they're just like, Oh, Hey guy. Well, how about we lock, lock you up eight years, $72 million. He's like, yeah, sure.

I've never seen that money before in my life. Come on. They have Ronald Acuna and this is almost the, the, I don't want to call it a robbery.

It's a stroke of genius. If you're the Braves, you got Acuna on the team of 40, 40 threat. He's on an eight year, $100 million contract.

I mean, well, damn, most guys running around in the league. You would think, Oh, give me eight years. Give me 10 years. Give me, give me $34 million per year. Ronald Acuna is out here with 100 total. We got guys making that in three seasons and he has to play eight years just to make a hundred. The Braves are shrewd.

They are not, they ain't playing games out here. I want to say that they're, they're stiffing their players, but Hey, if the players are going to sign on the dotted line, if the players are going to take the money, if they're going to agree to the contract, you can't do anything but call it a stroke of genius. I know who wouldn't take any of the Braves money, not for these silly contracts. It's not Aaron Judge.

Aaron Judge is about to take all of their money combined. What a guy. Now that's a great leader. Speaking of leaders, it's the JR sport reshow here with you on CBS sports radio 8 5 5 2 1 2 4 CBS. When we come back, I'm going to tell you about that quarterback.

Who's a questionable leader. I'll tell you the name and I'll explain on the other side. It's the JR sport reshow CBS sports radio. You are listening to the JR sport brief on CBS sports radio.

You're listening to the JR sport brief on CBS sports radio. Hey, JR, thanks for taking my call. Your show is bad-ass and you always have a good quality bunch of callers. First of all, I tell you, man, I'm a big fan of yours, man. You kill it, man. You do great shows at night, man. Hey, JR, how's it going? Just want to say I appreciate you. You're my late night therapist, so I appreciate you.

Thank you. Call in now at 8 5 5 2 1 2 4 CBS. It's the JR sport reshow here with you on CBS sports radio.

I'm looking at Twitter right before we went to break. We talked about the Atlanta Braves and we had a caller who was just enthusiastic about their future because they have secured so many of their players, young players to long-term deals. And then I started to share some of the numbers with you and some of the numbers, I don't want to say these guys are getting low balled, but they are agreeing to contracts that the maturity of players would just scoff at. They wouldn't sign. Aaron Judge is running around telling, well, this is before the season.

He's like, nah, I ain't taking no $30 million from you. The New York Yankees. We have Soto. He just got traded from the Washington Nationals. He's now out in San Diego. Too bad he's not playing with Mr. Tatis Jr.

But that's another conversation for another day. And this man is saying, hell no, you ain't signing me. You better, you better ante up to like half a bill.

Please try to get there soon. And so you have the Atlanta Braves who over the past several years have won a championship. Austin Riley is making the big time money, right? Austin Riley, 10 year deal, $212 million. Not too shabby. Not too shabby.

Not at all. Especially when you think about the man debuted in 2019 smacking home runs all over the place. And he's getting a good deal, about 20 per, especially for not all that long of Major League Baseball service time.

Matt Olson is replacing and has replaced Freddie Freeman. He's on an eight year, $168 million deal. But this is when you really get down to the robberies. Or can I consider it a robbery when the player agrees to the contract?

Let's put it this way. Top guys in Major League Baseball, the top hitters right now, they're making about $34, $35 million a season. Wouldn't you say Ronald Acuna is one of the best players in baseball? Ronald Acuna agreed to an eight year deal, $100 million. That's 12 per year.

Where's the other 20 at? Oh, he's not making it because he doesn't want it. Michael Harris, he just came up. And these guys are all before arbitration period, okay? But still, Michael Harris, he agreed to an eight year, $72 million deal. He can try to get another big contract, and I'm sure that's his thought process when he's 28, 29. And then this is the biggest robbery of robberies.

Ozzy Albies, agreeing to a seven year, $35 million contract. Now, let me be clear, nobody's going broke. Let's just get that out the way. Nobody's going broke off of this money. But when you have to think about the pay scale, and if they are being paid commensurate to their production and on the same scale as their, I don't want to call them their competitors, but they are. They're co-workers. They're the guys who played a game in other teams or other cities.

No, they're not. You could say that these Braves are underpaid. They've just decided to take these deals.

And for that, we got to live with. BZ tweets me and he says, I was just arguing with someone. Harris got robbed. Acuna got robbed as well.

These guys are making peanuts. He says, I'm a diehard Braves fan, but wrong is wrong. Well, can it really be wrong if they're agreeing to it? Can't be. Can't be. Joe is calling from Ohio. You're on CBS Sports Radio. And you're exactly right because are they getting paid? And you're exactly right because are they getting robbed? What are you doing? You look at some of these people that are still getting something that's deferred in a long-term contract. There's something being put in place like the NFL, like Herman Edwards said to you.

Hey man, you can live like a Prince or you can live like a King. What are you doing? Are you looking for a long-term deal and you can get all this money? Are you doing a short-term contract because you don't even know what your owner's going to do. Do you know that owners even going to be there the next day? And how do you see your team being there? Viable, whether you're pitching, whether your management and all that, whether it could be injuries, why are you signing these long-term contracts?

And I agree. If someone gives you 10 years, so many millions, yes, it looks good now. But you don't know what tomorrow brings to you.

Well, nobody knows. Forget tomorrow. Nobody knows what 10 years is going to bring you outside of knowing that you have $340 million guaranteed. That sounds like enough. Hey brother, I agree with that. And I don't disregard that. But my thing is, why not even do the LeBron thing, but do two, three years and get your money at the same time? Well, it's different. Not everybody is LeBron James. And at this point of his career, Joe, due to his age, LeBron James can't do anything but sign a two-year. And he personally, it's a different situation.

And thank you for calling from Ohio. That's the NBA. Okay. LeBron James can afford to do it because he had leverage as a player. You as an NBA player, if you are a star, if you're a superstar, you're going to have more leverage for the team because the team is typically revolving around you. It doesn't work that way in major league baseball.

Come on, go look at Mike Trout. What leverage does he have? Nothing.

Why? Because he's one guy. Ain't nobody winning a baseball or excuse me, ain't nobody winning a world series with one guy.

It doesn't work out that way. And nobody wins an NBA championship with one guy, but you can't have one guy be a focal point. One man is more important to a basketball team than looking at major league baseball. And so that's why LeBron James can go around and, and I don't want to say bully teams, but he has leverage. That's the name of the game. Major league baseball player don't have no leverage.

I'm sorry. They don't. So if you got a $340 million offer in front of you, or if you're Juan Soto and you know that you can make upwards of a 500 mil, half a billion, and by all means, go out and get it. Speaking of leverage, now I can tell you about the quarterback and semi leader, not a leader is a leader, maybe not a leader. He's making more money than anybody. He certainly has leverage and he has used the hell out of it.

And he's done it in such a public way over the past several years. That's Aaron Rogers, the man making $50 million per year, more money per season than anyone has ever made in the NFL. And so Aaron Rogers, we know they draft Jordan Love and what does he do? He gets upset.

He comes out and wins two MVPs. He talks about he's leaving. He talks about he's going, he's coming.

He, the future is a beautiful mystery. Nobody knows, but now he's here. And Devante Adams is gone. He's playing with his old buddy, college buddy, Derek Carr. And now Aaron Rogers is going to be throwing the ball around to guys who are not Pro Bowl caliber wide receivers. I mean, if you have to think about the Green Bay Packers, who's replacing Devante Adams? Allen Lazard's supposed to do that? Am I expecting Sammy Watkins to play an entire season? Is Randall Cobb going to stay healthy?

I don't know. And so he kind of called out his own wide receivers the other day and he's like, hey, all you young guys, you need to stop dropping balls in practice and running routes. And matter of fact, this is what Aaron Rogers had to say on Tuesday.

I mean, it's good. It's good we do it in practice. So it's unfortunately some of the same guys that's, you know, repeat mistakes are a problem. So we just got to clean those things up a little bit. The young guys, you know, they got to, especially young receivers, we got to be way more consistent. You know, a lot of drops, a lot of bad route decisions, run the wrong route.

So we got to get better in that area. Okay. And it sounds pretty vanilla to me. There's nothing in there really abusive. He's just being honest. There was an interpretation by many that he was just kind of throwing some of his guys under the bus.

And I really think this is only because Aaron Rogers is Aaron Rogers. He doesn't, doesn't shut up. And even here now he's, he's running his mouth. And so there was a meeting after Aaron Rogers made those comments, there was a meeting between him and his wide outs. He sat down and talked about things and he pretty much reiterated what he had to say. And so is it right for him to put pressure on the wide outs publicly?

And I'm like, hell yes, these, these guys are professionals. If you can't do the job, then you won't be there. Come on.

This is what we know already. And so as much as Aaron Rogers gets on my nerves, like the next guy can, can we just relax on this one? At least if you can't take public criticism from Aaron Rogers, you don't need to have the damn job.

You really don't. Head coach Matt Lafleur, he talked about Aaron Rogers and, and talking about his young players and coach Lafleur had no issue with what he said. There's going to be growing pains, particularly with, with younger players. And the thing is, and, and I appreciate this about Aaron, it's just the urgency to get some of this stuff corrected. I mean, you can't make the same mistake twice, not in this league. We don't have time for it.

And that, that's just enough time to get you beat. Yeah. Aaron Rogers talked about it as well. Take a listen to what Rogers had to say. Keep dropping the ball. You're not going to be out there. So it's going to be the most reliable guys that are out there.

The preparation and the, and the job responsibility is most important. There's going to be physical mistakes that we talked about, but, you know, if you're going out there and dropping the ball and, and somebody else behind you is in the right spot all the time and catching the ball, that guy's going to play. Yeah. Duh. What are we doing here?

Aaron Rogers is a pain in the ass. He's about himself. He, he's going down to South America and having that special juice that helps him hallucinate. He's talking about love. He's getting tattoos. Yeah. He's, he put a bust of Nicolas Cage up in his locker. He's, he marches to the beat of his own drum. But when is this a new concept?

If you suck at your job, somebody comes through and they replace you. That's just what it is. We hear about it ad nauseum in the NFL. So no big deal. Do I think Aaron Rogers is the best of leaders?

No, I don't. But he didn't do a damn thing here by calling out his wide receivers. They need to know and understand what it feels like to face pressure. They need to know what it feels like to be criticized because with Devontae Adams out, that's all they're going to face. Pressure and criticism. Might as well feel a little bit of it here in the preseason.

So you know how it will feel. Not even in October, not even in November, but in December and in January when Aaron Rogers, we know he's going to need some help because when they've gone to the playoffs recently, they've, they've kind of stuck. It's the JR sport reshow here with you on CBS Sports Radio. I'm going to get some more of your calls before we get the hell up on out of here. Phone number 855-212-4CBS.

That's 855-212-4CBS. You're listening to the JR Sport Brief on CBS Sports Radio. You're listening to the JR Sport Brief on CBS Sports Radio. Listen, you do a great job, man. Before I ask my question, I just want to say I've heard you a couple of times on here. You always have great content and you got a great sense of humor and I enjoy listening to you.

So I want to start out by saying that. Call in now at 855-212-4CBS. It's the JR Sport Brief Show here with you on CBS Sports Radio. Where's the time gone?

You have to talk about Deshaun Watson and Brady and Rogers and Mayfield. In a few minutes, well, we're going to blink and my ass is going to be out of here. Rich Herrera is going to come through at the top of the hour and I got the phone lines open. That's 855-212-4CBS.

That's 855-212-4CBS. If you want to talk to me, damn it, you better do it now. I'm not going to be here tomorrow. Sorry.

My apologies. I will be back with you all on Monday night and I am so happy. I'm so thrilled.

Super producer and host Dave Shepherd. Chef, you're going to be holding it down tomorrow night, huh? You better believe it, JR. We're going to have some fun, man. Not quite as much fun as a JR Sport Brief Show, but we're going to have, you know, something close to it, so be ready.

No, we're both fun, man. Don't say that. Say that, Chef.

That is absolutely amazing. Well, let's talk to some of these wonderful individuals who make this show exist or allow it to exist. Let's go ahead and talk to Lou. He's calling from Rochester. Lou, you're on CBS Sports Radio. What's going on with you, Lou? Hello, JR.

I caught one of his show a few nights ago and I'm a big fan. I think you're very astute in your observations on the NFL. I thought that your expose on Rodgers was hilarious.

Expose? Okay. Yeah. Well, you know, like the stuff that you played was interestingly indicative of who he is. At any rate, I actually called about a part of last night you had your top six coaches and... Help me. Did you see the coaching tonight in the Chicago Bears game?

No, I didn't. No, I must tell you, no, I did not pay attention to the coaching in a preseason game. It's interesting. I guess the new coach of the Bears is a four-year defensive coordinator from the Colts and he kind of failed to like challenge a clear catch in the first half by his receiver and then later in the quarter, in the second quarter, he failed to go for it on fourth down and a football to go in a meaningless game. It just does not bode well. Yeah, well, it's still preseason, right? And that's the whole point and the games don't count.

Wouldn't you rather him make the mistake here than there? And I don't have a point of reference because as I told you, I ain't watching. I'm sorry. I'm not all that excited to see Nathan Peterman and Geno Smith throw the football, sorry. I understand, but he's back to like 1960s football coaching style and he's not Vince Lombardi. Well, nobody is Vince Lombardi. Shout outs to Vince Lombardi.

I think Vince Lombardi, he went to Fordham too, all these damn people going to Fordham. Did he go to Fordham? Yes, he did.

Yeah, he did, right? Part of a great old line. Yeah, I remember that because I was just at Fordham and I had to say, wait a minute, that's all the trophies and the statues.

Vince Scully, just what are they doing? There's something in the water in the Bronx, right? That's where you're, you're from Harlem. Yeah, I'm from the Bronx. The Bronx is where I thought, yes. Yeah, I'm from the Bronx. My family's from Harlem. I spent many years in Westchester. It's all the same. Well, not all the same, but it's all 10 minutes apart. Yeah, I don't know what's in the water in the Bronx.

I don't know. Drink the water from the Bronx. It's good water. De Niro's from the Bronx too. Well, Jennifer Lopez is from the Bronx. Well, we know that, yeah. She had to make a song about it to help verify herself. I can tell you this, I'll say this.

Nobody from the Bronx cares about Jennifer Lopez. You're welcome. Ryan is calling from Niagara Falls. You're on CBS Sports Radio. Hi, Jared. How's it going?

I'm okay. I just heard you talking about Brady earlier and worrying about his time away. I just got to say it because it seems a little bit obvious. The guy's like the most professional guy in the league.

I say he's the oldest guy in the league. It seems like maybe he's just taking a week off because he can. Like I've never seen him really, if there's something that I'd be worried about with Brady, it wouldn't be taking a week off is all I mean. I think that he's probably just spending time with his family and I wouldn't even be surprised if he found a way to take a week off this season on an easy week.

If they were to let the backup go and he were to... No, he's not doing it. Yeah, I know it's a joke, but wouldn't that be funny though, if he decided, yeah, I'm just going to take another bye week. We're seven and oh, I'll just take another week. I mean, why not?

And you know what? It would be a story. We would talk about it for years, how Brady was just, you know what I mean, in his final... It seems like his character a little bit.

And even with taking a week off of preseason, that never would have happened in New England. Oh hell no. I think he's running the show and he's, yeah, he's the new HC for real. He is. He is running the show. Todd Bowles is just there along for the ride. Tim is calling from Maryland. You're on CBS Sports Radio. Go ahead, Tim. Hey, JR.

I want to thank Shep for one thing because he always puts me on and he's a cool dude. I guess that's him doing the screen calling. But anyway, I know you might think this is a little crazy, but Aaron Rodgers reminds me of John Riggins. And the reason I say that is because now, listen, John Riggins did his speech at the Hall of Fame ceremony. He said, I'm a horse of a different color. He was strange. He was weird. He was different. You know, nobody understood him half the time. When it came to game time, that man was there. And Rodgers, I know he's a weird dude. You know, he's a strange guy.

But, you know, anytime I see that man play, man, he's on point. You know, so I know that's a weird example, but I'm just saying it just reminded me of that. There are many sports where we've had just eccentric individuals who showed up to work. Come on. It's not the same sport for Dennis Rodman. Come on.

You want to talk about eccentric and odd and weird. Oh, my God. Are you kidding me?

I mean, yeah, that dude was way, way. Tim, you mean to tell me you never went down Fifth Avenue in a wedding dress to sign books? Oh, no, no, no, no, no, no, no. If I did, I wouldn't admit it.

Oh, you know, I think if you did, I think the world would know about it because there'd be evidence. It's not a damn thing. But do you understand what I'm saying about?

Yes, it's gone. Riggins and Rogers. They're just they're guys that just, you know, they they walk their own line. You know what I mean? But when it comes game time, they're going to be there, man. They're going to put the team on their back and they're going to play.

I don't know if I don't know if Riggins was on that ayahuasca, too, but, yeah, whatever gets the job done, I guess. Mike is calling from Miami on the Gerald Sport Brief Show. Yeah. How are you doing, brother?

I'm great. So quick question for you before I make my point. Who in your opinion, who is the biggest threat for the Dodgers to make the World Series this year? The biggest threat, what, in the in the National League or just as an overall stopping them or?

National League, yes, sir. Oh, I like the the New York Mets. I think they have two great pitchers.

They can start a series with them, DeGrom and Scherz, even though DeGrom lost tonight. So there's one team out there that I've heard nobody talk about who's on an amazing hot streak. That's the St. Louis Cardinals. These guys can hit. They have a great pitching staff. They have the easiest schedule remaining in the whole baseball season. They're going to win a division. These guys are always in the in the middle of every playoff pack.

Why is nobody talking about the card? Well, I mean, everybody, for the most part, goes on a hot streak. Adam Wainwright is long in the tooth. How is he going to hold up by the time we get to the end of the season? We know that they just swapped over Jordan Montgomery and added him to the team. Yeah, no, the Cardinals, they should be fine.

Fine is the word. But we know who the top teams are. And if they decide to be the Atlanta Braves to get in and just beat people up, then so be it.

We'll see. I'm looking at this team top to bottom, man. They got a great bullpen that nobody talks about.

They got at least three guys who are fireballers in there. And baseball is all about momentum and streaks. I mean, granted, like you said, it's a hot streak. Yeah, but you just said this, Mike. It's still August, man.

Can we get through September? Let's see what it looks like then, OK? Fair enough.

Fair enough. OK, well, thank you, Mike, for calling from Miami. Yeah, it's all about peaks and valleys, ups and downs, highs and lows. Damn, it is still it's August, depending on where you live. Friday is going to well, it's going to be Friday the 19th. How the hell do we get here?

I have no idea. I feel like it was just New Year's and here we are. Hey, Shep, thank you again for an amazing show, man. A pleasure, man.

Thank you, Jay. You're going to have fun tomorrow night. We are. I mean, there's going to be a little bit of a continuation of Deshaun Watson and League wide reaction, because, you know, not not everybody. There's always a little bit of a different Friday audience than a Thursday audience.

And I'm curious, alcohol. Yeah, that that would help. But I am curious, what steps do we need to see from Deshaun Watson to win over the NFL public at large? That's that's what I would want to know from our from our brethren and our sisters out there listening to the J.R.

Sport Brief here on CBS Sports Radio. It's called contrition. Yeah, he doesn't have it right now. Let's be honest. Yeah, it really doesn't. It's a it's a whole lot of none of that. That's unfortunate.

We'll see how that changes. Well, folks, I will be back with you on Monday night. Shep will be here with you Friday night. Shep, where can people follow you online and all that good stuff there? They can follow me at The Good Shepherd Underscore on Twitter. Not quite as many social media metrics as J.R. has, but I'll take just one on.

Shep is amazing. The J.R. Sport Reshow here on CBS Sports Radio. It's a wrap. I'll see you Monday.

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