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JR STILL can't believe some of the decisions made by Josh McDaniels on Monday Night Football

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You're listening to the JR Sport Brief on CBS Sports Radio. You're listening to the JR Sport Brief on CBS Sports Radio. And we are coming to you live from the Rocket Mortgage Studios.

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We'll be talking about that as we continue on in the week. Can't wait to get down to New Orleans. But right now, I'm where I belong. I'm in a studio in Atlanta. Hey, Shep, how are you in New York?

You good? Yeah, probably not as good as you in Atlanta, man, with all these people angry at you tonight. People are angry at me.

Wow. What happens is when you're rational about Devante Adams and how the guy was over, he went over the line. I don't know why fans have such an issue with this tonight.

I'm beside myself with this. So let's fill people in. Well, if you don't know this by now, this is a four-hour show. We get started 10 p.m. Eastern, 7 p.m. Pacific.

If you miss a minute, you can hit rewind on the Free Odyssey app. And so we know, well, you probably know what took place. Last night, Raiders disappointing loss. They've sucked for the whole season. New head coach, new big time wide receiver Devante. He gets a new contract, $140 million.

It's frustrating. He exits off of the field. He's going into the tunnel and there's a camera operator. He has like a tripod with him.

One of those, uh, those metal tripods. And he's trying to rush past Devante Adams, get past the tunnel and Devante Adams shoves him to the ground. Devante Adams immediately apologizes.

Immediately says it's not him. He was frustrated. And then he doubled down. He apologized in the locker room for the media.

So it could be, you know, captured on video and with sound. And then he went on Twitter immediately after that. And he apologized again. Well, today that cameraman, that photographer who he shoved to the ground, he decided to file a police report. He's saying that he was assaulted.

All right. This man says that he, he had to go to the hospital afterwards. And I'm going to repeat this because, uh, you know, this was, there was one angry guy from New York last hour. I said, we do not know, you know, what the hell this guy's feeling. We don't, I said, he looked healthy and he looked good to me.

He was running past the tunnel. Okay. Well, you're damn right.

Looks can be deceiving. I have no idea what this man is going through, what he did go through with his families. I have no idea.

I don't, but by looking at him, he looks okay. I don't know if he needs to file a police report because he's quote unquote priming the pump for a lawsuit. I don't know if he's in massive debt. I don't know if his parents need their hospital bills paid.

I have no idea. I also know last week there was a jackass who ran out onto the field, uh, to protest something about animals. And he got laid out by Bobby Wagner. And that guy is claiming to have a concussion. Well, you wouldn't have a concussion if your dumb ass didn't run out onto the field.

And so now having said that, I bring up that issue to say, we have no idea the extent of anything except for what took place. These are some facts. Davante Adams was wrong. There's a reason why he apologized because he was wrong. I don't think it is solely based on the fact of, oh, well, uh, maybe they'll lessen my suspension.

Maybe I shouldn't have money or they'll take away money. We haven't heard a negative thing about Davante Adams. I have never heard a negative thing about this man ever. This is not Draymond Green punching Jordan Poole, where you have a laundry list of Draymond Green has done this.

Never heard a negative word about Davante. That doesn't change the fact that he was wrong. And I believe just based upon his actions, he should be suspended.

That's it. You can't set a precedent for putting your hands on somebody because you lost a football game. We also had a caller and I guess he's living in the twilight zone. It's almost like, well, let's blame the, let's blame the guy who got hit. Well, he shouldn't have been running past Davante Adams.

Come on now. You think that's justification for him being shoved to the ground? If that was the case, every NFL game that we have, every, every Sunday, every college football game, every sporting event, every week, we'd have somebody, multiple people end up on their ass because they're surrounded by photographers and staff. This is not anything unusual. And yes, everybody is told to quote unquote, just try to stay out of everybody's way.

And you know what, for the most part, nobody has a problem doing so. None, except for last night when Davante Adams was upset and he shoved the guy to the ground. So let's not blame the guy. That's one of the dumbest things I've heard. Well, he shouldn't have been running in front of him. What a dumb ass, lame excuse for that. Yeah. And I guess for all the crap, supposedly that Jordan Poole was talking. Yeah.

Yeah. I guess it was his fault that, you know, Draymond punched him. And we don't know the full details of what was said.

Maybe he didn't deserve to be punched in the face, but let's not get silly here. And so, yeah, there's some people upset at me. I don't know why.

It's real simple. Is this man, is there a possibility that this man is just trying to reach and grab for some money? Yeah. It's a possibility.

Of course. Man, somebody could trip over a crack in front of your house and decide, man, I'm going to take these people for all they got. We know people like that exist. We also know that what Davante Adams did was wrong.

And it sets a bad example for the NFL. You want to dock him in the pocket. You want to take away some pay. Sure. Fine. Go ahead and do that. I'm not going to, I'm not going to complain and say, oh man, he must be suspended. But if I had it my way, I would. We don't need incidents like this. And it's not like there's a rash of them. But you don't need to be putting your hands on staff, on anybody that's there to make you look good. That photographer's out there to take a picture of you.

Let's keep all of this in mind. 8 5 5 2 1 2 4 CBS. Kurt is calling from Buffalo. You're on the JR Sport Reef show. Hey, JR. Normally we talk bills, but I'm still tripping a little on the evening called Rude. If anybody listens to talk radio, you're the most inclusive, thoughtful, insightful, and patient guy out there.

So that's just, you know, whack city. Anyhow, Davante Adams, do you really feel like he's going to be a menace to society if he isn't suspended? Because I honestly feel like, you know, he actually showed contrition genuine apologetically. You know, I don't think the camera people are going to have to huddle in the on the sides of the stadium when he comes through the tunnel. He can't we just cut him a break?

Yeah, I think I agree with you on that one. He showed he showed contrition and it didn't appear to be someone is forcing me to say this. He apologized and he went the extra mile.

But what I believe is it is just A, a terrible optic. B, and I'm not saying that if you don't punish him or suspend him again that you set a precedent, but I think there is a line there for for future behavior. You want to make it as clear as possible that, hey listen guys, this isn't something that has happened or happens often, but you're not going to get it.

You're not going to allow it. And here, what is anybody going to bitch Juan or Mona complain about if he's suspended again? No, I mean, that's true, obvious. But from the other side, as far as camera dude goes, I know crazy guy, you know, jumped everybody, but he did make a valid point about, okay, so we don't really know the medical conditions of the cameraman. And I think that's a good point. Okay, so we don't really know the medical conditions of the cameraman. Correct.

So he may have a legit reason to be doing this. I will just say I personally was run over by Dante Bichette on a bicycle when I was younger and we got into an altercation. It was funny, but...

The baseball player? Yeah, yeah. Where were you? Were you in Colorado? Where were you? I was down in Arizona.

It was during Cactus League. So the whole team was in the hotel that I was working at and the dude was riding his bike and he almost ran over some old lady. So I decided to play traffic cop. So I said, like, hold up with that. And the guy honestly just held harder and expected me maybe to jump out of the way, but I just took him off the bike. And when we both got up, I had to re-aim my intended punch about 45 degree higher because I'm like five foot eight, 125 pounds wet.

And the guy's like six foot a million. So, but I... Whoa, whoa, whoa. That was a good story.

And so we got some vulgarity there. Listen, I didn't expect him to tell me he, he threatened Dante Bichette to a fight. I remember him. I remember, I remember Dante. He played for the, the Rockies. Yeah, yeah, he sure did. I think he might also play for the Reds. Man, that guy would have broke you in half.

Bad idea. I don't know if you know, that I did. Lance is calling from Colorado Springs.

You're on CBS Sports Radio. Yeah. First of all, I believe that Devante was sincere, meant everything.

That's fine. And this guy is nothing like, you know, the idiot that jumped out on the field in San Francisco or guys back in the day that used to try to bait Charles Barkley into fights at bars and he threw him through a window. Those guys get what they deserve.

The guy that's trying to sue for, you know, getting trucked after running on the field in San Francisco doesn't deserve a thing. He's a jackass. Yeah. Yeah.

Complete idiot. Now here's where I differ a little bit. I don't even care if the other kids hurt.

And here's what I mean by that. Like, I care if he's hurt, if he's truly hurt, but if he is, or he isn't, I don't care because a professional athlete put his hands on a guy that he had no business putting his hands on, on national TV and just threw him to the ground. If that kid wants to do a cash grab, by all means do it because now I've got to live, if I'm him, I've got to live the rest of my life with that stuff on YouTube, watching myself get chucked like a rag doll, looking like an idiot on something I did nothing wrong on. So whether he's hurt or not, and if he wants to do a cash grab, I wouldn't blame him just for the shame of having to look at that for the rest of my life. Yes, it's, it's reasonable.

And thank you, Lance, for calling from Colorado. So it's, it's reasonable that man, regardless of what you think, that man who got shoved to the ground is well within his right to do whatever the hell he wants. He is.

And when it comes to, to Devante, he was wrong. And I just think it's, it's just poor, like these are partners of the NFL partners. You can't, you can't take an employee and just think it's okay that, that the guy who's supposed to just make you look good. And the point is to put us on television.

It just looks okay. I don't know who this guy works for. I don't know where he's from.

I haven't seen his name be released. I don't know the organization, but imagine he just worked for ESPN. They have a relationship with the NFL. You know, what, what if, what does ESPN think? What are we going to do? You guys are just going to let the NFL players push our guys around now? All you're going to do is find him $12,000?

There's so much more quote unquote than, than meets the eye. Tug is calling from Cali. You're on CBS Sports Radio. What's up Tug?

Hey, thanks for taking my call first off, but you know, there was a, the media has a way of turning things around. First off, you know, they're showing a bunch of people out there kissing and hugging in the middle of the field. Then Devante, he's, he's mad. He's, he's on a, he's marching into the, into the tunnel and here comes a guy. He just, he's going to get his, because he wants to see all the players, but he cuts right in front of Devante. I mean, he could have gone 10 more yards down. So Devante had a chance to swerve around him, but Devante, he didn't really have a chance to swerve. He was, that guy got, it's like a big truck going down the road and this is where I got run over. So that's not, that's, that's not accurate. There was, there was nothing that took place and, and this has nothing to do with, with the media.

I know that's a, that's what people want to say nowadays, the media this. Well, there was nothing indicative of that video where it was necessary for Devante Adams to shove him to the ground and shove him to the side. He could have bumped into him. He could have stopped. He shoved him to the ground. And if you look at his body language, he didn't just shove him to the ground. He kind of shoved him to the side and he kept going. So we cannot go ahead and just blame the guy. Well, he could have went 10 yards down. We don't know what shot this guy was getting.

What does it matter? What are we doing here? Rocky's calling from Eugene out in Oregon. You're on CBS Sports Radio. Hey JR, thanks for all you do.

It's nice to hear you out at night. And yeah, it's just, it's just a sad situation. Devante, it's like his emotions got a little out of, out of handy.

It just, you know, tripped over his own teammate to end the game that ended in a loss. It's not giving you a right to, to shove someone. And it'd be nice if they could just get together and talk about what, how he could make it right. I agree. You know, rather than, you know, a lawsuit happened, which that seems a little extreme and that's something that sticks with you forever.

So I don't know. It'd just be nice to see them all just sit down and talk about it and how they can resolve it in a civil way. Why can't we all just get along? I agree, Rocky. Hey Gus, I'm going to let you get the last word here on this side. He's from Eugene. What's up Gus? What's up?

Back to back. You guys are neighbors. Go ahead. I know. Can you believe that? Hey, well shout out to Shep.

You know, absolute legend. You got there in the booth working with you. But with Devante, let's, let's, let's say an NBA ref is there. You know, he's running through a 15 foot wide tunnel at the end of the game. And I just don't think that that camera guy was in a legal filming position. So what's to stop another camera guy from just jumping right in front of a guy running off the field at the end of the game? I mean, we might need some video review on that. What is, well, hold on Gus.

Let's back up here. I want to make sure that I heard you correctly. I'm going to ask you to, I'm going to ask you to restate that or at minimum, just hit me with your ultimate point as opposed to like an example. Ultimate point would be there's absolutely no way you can suspend the guy for one based on his track record and what you had mentioned, you know, coming out and owning it right after it happened. But when players are exiting the field, you know, that's a very, very tight area.

So if a guy is just, what's to stop the next guy from just jumping in front of any particular player and just going down? I think that's where it sets a precedent. No, no, no, no, no, no. I don't. You see, I'm going to give you the perspective. I'm going to say this. The last guy I spoke to didn't understand it.

Not, not like physically. I mean, like last hour, the last guy didn't get it. Right. The guy that you ran. I'm sorry. The guy that you ran.

Remember you didn't give him a chance to respond after you kind of ripped him. Oh, the guy. Yeah. The guy, the guy, Patrick. Yes. Who, who came on and misquoted and mocked me. No, not him. I'm referring to the guy later on in the hour, who literally, who literally said, you know, kind of, he took the position of, well, uh, these, these camera folks are, they're told to stay out of the way.

That is, I'm going to restate this. That is one of the laziest, absolute laziest things to say these quote unquote camera guys who are, and I'm not, it's not camera guys. There's so much that takes place. I know from a, a quote unquote fan perspective, you go, Oh, that's a camera guy because you can physically see the camera. Oh, that's a TV camera.

Oh, that's a, that's a photographer's camera. That's a Canon versus that is a 4k that there's so many people on, on the field, on the court. There's so much staff, you know what you don't hear for the most part problems, issues they intermingle. And it's not just after a game it's before a game it's in the locker room.

I can tell you about being in, forget getting into the tunnel off of the field of play and the back of the stadium in the arenas and the bowels. It is so common for everybody to be around each other in ridiculous proximity and we don't have issues and we don't have problems. I'm telling you this having grown up seeing this for my entire life.

It's lazy to say that. And so what I don't think also knowing camera operators, knowing people who run around with microphones, having formerly put microphones on talent, being a talent where they put a microphone on me, nobody, nobody is trying to go out there and quote unquote throw themselves in front of a player for a payday or set a precedent. There is no ands, ifs, buts or excuses around this. What we saw or what took place yesterday was common. The man was trying to avoid Devontae by running past him.

Happens every day, every game, front of the stadium, back of the stadium, in the field, on the field, happens all the time. What doesn't take place is what Devontae did where he just shoved him to the ground because he was frustrated. That's it. I hear you. I just thought that it looked to me like the last second he's jumping, basically throwing himself in front of Devontae. No.

Well, what it might look like to you, to me, it looks like something that I see all the time. The man is trying to do his job. The man is trying to move around and get past him because he's in the tunnel. And Devontae did what was wrong. He shoved him.

He shouldn't have did that. Wouldn't you say that's probably the ultimate thing? Yes, I would. I also would say that. I was wondering what is on the tip of the little gimbal or whatever he's holding. Was that a camera? Because it didn't even really look like a camera.

No, it wasn't the full camera. That gimbal is a tripod. It's a tripod. You put a camera on it. I gotcha. So there was nothing even on the end of the stick.

No, no, no, no, no, no. That tripod, I gotta tell you, I don't want to carry and run around with that. That is made out of steel. It's heavy.

So to now get into the particulars of, you know, he was carrying a protractor versus a ruler or a pencil versus a camera. You're really getting into the weeds, Gus. Okay. I hear you. I hear you. Thank you.

Appreciate you for calling from Eugene. Hey Shep, what are we, what are we looking for? Am I missing something? No. Do I need to start going around pushing people and just saying, oh, they, they were in my way.

What are we doing here? That's, that's not, that's not in your nature. And it's not in Adam's nature. I think that's the thing that you've been very objective and fair about throughout this entire show so far is, is this is a one-off. This never has happened to him before.

This guy's been a stud for a while now. This doesn't happen really anywhere. Right. That's true too.

Okay. As acrimonious and intense a relationship as someone like Russell Westbrook has with the media. You know what I've never heard? I've never heard of Russell Westbrook just shoving a guy out from in front of his locker. You know, as, as wild, as wild as Antonio Brown was and still is, I never heard of Antonio Brown just shoving people out the way.

He'll run off on his own. I think the 32 teams would take the worst version of Devante Adams before the best version of Brown though. That's just my take.

Yes, I would agree. I just can't believe that people are making excuses. Well, not excuses, but oh, it's the cameraman's fault? Oh my God. How? For falling?

For doing his job? People do this all the time. Damn it. I think, I think I would be qualified to know. What do I know? I've only been to a million sporting events and a million locker rooms and a million always, and a million sidelines. It's just, what do I know?

I'm just a guy. It's the JR Sport Brief Show here with you on CBS Sports Radio. We'll take a break and come back quickly before our news flash. 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've 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. Devante Adams, obviously walking off the field, shoving that guy down. Man, lost is the roughing the passer.

It's become a little bit of a, well, not a little bit. It's become a huge problem in the NFL. We're going to talk about that. Tom Brady chiming in as well. We know that Grady Jarrett sacked him and Tom Brady's just like, listen guys, I don't throw the flags.

I throw tablets, but I don't go out here and throw the flags. So we're going to get into that. And then I have to mention this. We know what took place after the game. Maybe Devante Adams wouldn't be frustrated if the Raiders actually decided to, I don't know, tie the game on an extra point attempt by just kicking the football as opposed to saying, Josh, go get us too. They could have tied the game and who knows what would have happened.

They had a full four minutes and 27 seconds left on the clock to go out there and do some damage. And so even after the fact, it seems that at least publicly, Devante Adams, he's like, yeah, go for two points. I'm cool with it. This is what he had to say. It's all in on it.

I mean, you got to buy it. And that's the only way you can make a play work is you got to, you got to be for it. So, you know, that's their job to make that call. So, I mean, I was, I was fine with it because I feel like we, you know, we, we had a shot to put it in. Well, yeah, you, you, you felt like you had a shot.

Yeah. Well, you weren't all that fine. You were pretty upset after the game. Josh McDaniels getting another shot to coach a team. Well, I guess this is his third one. Um, was that time where he took the coach job, but then said he didn't want it.

But anyway, it's a good job by the way, say again, that's a good point. I'm thinking, no, Jared was the second time, but people forget about that. He took a job and then said, no, like Bill Belichick did 25 years ago. Well, I mean, you know, he's, he's, he's, he's, he's, he's the guy that he's thinking about. Oh, I don't no longer want to be H C of the N Y J. Yes.

Yeah. I don't think, I don't know if Josh McDaniels wrote it on a napkin, but he certainly had the Colts job. The Colts announced him as their head coach. And then in the same day, I feel like a couple hours later, Josh McDaniels was like, eh, I don't want the job.

I'm going to stay with, uh, I'm going to stay with new England and go out here and I don't know, clean Bill Belichick's dishes or something like that. But yeah, this is Josh McDaniel's second go round as a head coach. We know he had that losing record with the Raiders a little more than a decade ago. He had beef with Jay Cutler. Jay Cutler and him didn't get along. Derek Carr is already talking about this as a new adjustment it seems like every other year Derek Carr has a new head coach and he has to learn something different. Well, I'm sure he has to learn how to trust Josh McDaniel's. After the fact, even Josh McDaniel said, yeah, I like the play call.

Listen. Like in that situation, you know, we hadn't, you know, we hadn't really, they had kind of had a lot of momentum offensively, obviously in the second half. Just, you know, we had a play that we felt really good about, we thought we would get a look that gave us a shot at it for sure. And we had a chance, we had a fair fight at it. You know, they played it a little bit better than we did and gave ourselves an opportunity to take the lead there. Yeah, yeah. Opportunity, right? Was it the best opportunity to win the game? Probably not. To me, it just shows like, hey, you didn't trust your guys.

Yeah, sure. Patrick Mahomes could have went out there and let them down the field and they could have been left to kick a field goal or they could have went out there and put up six or seven points. And then at that point you would have said, man, we probably have one more possession left.

Do I trust my team? To respond? The answer was no. And that's why they went for two. 855-212-4CBS.

That's 855-212-4CBS. What we're gonna do, I'm gonna send you to a news break. When we come back, you know, I know Devante Adams, he apologized and doubled down on his apology with the camera man. There was an NFL head coach. He had to apologize to his whole team and his quarterback today.

He had to set the record straight. I'm gonna tell you who it is on the other side of the break. You're listening to the JR Sport Brief on CBS Sports Radio. Hey! You're listening to the JR Sport Brief on CBS Sports Radio.

First time caller and listener. I'm loving the show. Your show is just absolutely outstanding.

I gotta tell you, I've been listening to you and I've been feeling and agreeing with your flow. Call in now at 855-212-4CBS. That's right. It's the JR Sport Reshow here with you on CBS Sports Radio. Another controversy. When we get to the top of the hour, we're gonna talk about this, this roughing the passer issue going on in the NFL right now. Because at this rate, we might as well just throw red caps on the quarterbacks and just treat them like it's practice.

Like you can't breathe on the guy, you can't touch him, you can't look at him the wrong way. Otherwise they're calling a penalty. Where the hell is this going?

It's terrible. We'll discuss this. And I wanna share with you comments not only made by Chris Jones last night after the game. We know that he sacked Derek Carr.

Grady Jarrett, he sacked Tom Brady on Sunday. Tom Brady had some interesting comments just about the game in general and how it's changed. And there's no one better qualified to talk about it than him.

He's been around since, I don't know, the creation of time. But to kind of put a stamp on some things here, we talked about Devontae Adams. We talked about his apology. I shared with you right before we went to break, Josh McDaniels and his two-point conversion going for it. And he stood up for what he thought was right going for two. And Devontae, he apologized for shoving the camera man.

He's not the only person that had to deliver an apology over the past 24 hours. Ron Rivera, head coach of the Washington commanders. He's been coached now, this is his third season. He's had to deal with, and God rest his soul, Haskins, Kyle Allen, Alex Smith coming back from his broken leg, almost amputated leg last year. Was supposed to have Ryan Fitzpatrick. And then old man Ryan Fitzpatrick, he literally slipped his hip. Then he had to look at Heinecke for the entire year. Now he has Carson Wentz.

His team, the commanders, they're one and four. They lost to the Tennessee Titans. Carson Wentz threw an interception to pretty much just close out the game, giving them absolutely no chance. And Carson Wentz, he has 10 touchdowns, but six INTs.

I'm gonna repeat this. Washington has one victory and four losses in the NFC East. The Dallas Cowboys, the Giants, man, these guys, they got four wins. I don't know how, but they got it.

Well, I know how, but you get my point. And then you got the Eagles. They are five and O. And so Ron Rivera, he had a very simple answer, a very simple response after that loss to the Titans as to why they're different from the other teams that are just winning. Listen to this. Following up on John's question about the Giants, they're up to a faster start. The Eagles, the Cowboys, they've kind of all been rebuilding too the last couple of years and it seems like they're farther ahead. Why do you think the teams in the division are farther ahead at this point? Quarterback.

No, damn. No, tell me how you really feel the quarterback. And he got eviscerated for that answer. You're just throwing Carson Wentz under the bus? We suck because of Carson Wentz.

And of course there was more to it than that, but he gave a real simple answer. Even Alex Smith, his former quarterback, the man who came back and almost had his leg just amputated and almost 20 surgeries and then just came back and played, which was amazing. Even Alex Smith was like, whoa, that's a little too much. You just can't blame Carson Wentz. And so Ron Rivera, a standup guy in his own right, he clarified his statement. He said, he spoke to his team, he spoke to Carson Wentz and everything is okay. And Ron Rivera, he owned up to a mistake as well. He says, I screwed up. And he used a different word rather than just screwed up. Listen to what Ron Rivera had to say. The stuff you said yesterday made a bit of a stir.

And you had Alex Smith and other people out there saying stuff. What did you make of their reaction? And do you understand why they reacted the way they did? I do, but at the end of the day, I spoke to my team this morning. I basically told them that I said some things that were misconstrued. I didn't present it properly and that's on me. So I took accountability, told the guys that I should know better and I had a bad day. So I figured, feeling better today, let's move forward. So to me, as far as I'm concerned, it's really now about the most important thing that's getting ready for football.

Wow. An NFL head coach admitted to making a mistake, to speaking out of turn, to saying something that he didn't express himself clearly on because certainly as bad as Carson Wentz has been and turning the football over, you just can't blame him. And when Ron Rivera decided to explain, he made the point of, well, Daniel Jones has been there for a few years. Okay, he got a new head coach, I don't know about that. You got hurt, okay, he's been there now for a few years too and they're building the team around him, okay. And then Dak Prescott's been there forever, even though Dak has been hurt, okay.

That was Ron Rivera's point and it's not going to make too much of a difference because it could be Carson Wentz, it could be me, it could be you. Commanders aren't going anywhere this year. I actually feel bad for the fan base. Fans who love the Washington commanders, I want to say football team, it just sounds better. Their fans, they got a crap owner. They got a football team that's going nowhere. They play in a crap stadium. They deserve better. That's why I always say, look, Dan Snyder needs to be gone. They need an actual rebuild.

It's embarrassing. The fans deserve better. It's a great town to, football town, I should say. We know DC is great in its own right, but for the football team, they deserve better than that garbage that they get.

Go to the stadium and get flooded on. It's just, it's just bad. Keith is calling from Appleton, Wisconsin. You're on CBS Sports Radio. What's up, Keith? Hey, JR.

Yes, Keith, go ahead. Hey, first off, I want to apologize. I called you a few weeks ago and it was a little bit too late.

And you're reminding me that someone should have took my phone prior to calling you. And I just want to apologize for that. It's okay. Did you call me drunk? I probably, bud. I probably did. Okay. No harm, no foul.

Go ahead. You know where Appleton is? I'm about 20 miles south of Green Bay. I'm familiar. I haven't been to Appleton, but I'm familiar where it is, yes.

This is the city where the away team always stays whenever they have a game at Lambeau. Okay, well, what are we doing? You giving us a geography lesson? What do you have to share with us?

Well, Devontae, he's been in the league a long, long time. Correct? Are you drinking again tonight, Keith? Why, can you tell or what? What are you, my wife? You have one of those? No, I have a girlfriend.

Oh, I figured as much. JC is calling from San Jose. You're on CBS Sports Radio. Hey, how you doing, my brother? Love your show. Thank you, what's up?

Huge Raider fan, been here since back in the days, you know, Oakland, season ticket holder. So what Devontae did was wrong, but let me ask you something. If you would have stopped and picked the guy up and just kind of hugged him and apologized, would you be thinking the same or suspension and all that? Or would it be just like, hey, you know what?

Here's a few thousand, let's shake hands and walk away. Or, I mean, what are you thinking? Yeah, I think the optics of what he did, even with the apology is not a great look. And I think maybe we wouldn't have necessarily had this guy decide to go to the police station or maybe not. Yeah, so it would change my mind. Right, same here, man.

Thank you, man, love your show and always listening. Thank you, JC, appreciate you for calling from San Jose. Yeah, I think that would have changed things just a little bit. Would have had erased the fact that he shoved him to the ground? No, no, not at all.

No, not at all. And did he show a lot of contrition in his apology publicly to the media and then, I guess, in a social forum on Twitter? Yes, he did. He did do that. But just the visual of it, of what did take place, not what did not take place, but what did take place is bad.

It's simple as that. Maybe the NFL will dock him. And hey, if that's the punishment, I ain't going to crow that, oh my god, he should have been suspended.

Oh my god, they screwed this up. No, it's not that serious. I just think for something that egregious. Yeah, and sure, heat of the moment, it doesn't happen anywhere at any time. And I think it's a punishable offense. It's really that simple.

855-212-4CBS, that's 855-212-4CBS. We're going to get ready to take a break. Phone lines are bumping tonight. Never seen so many people so passionate about a shove, a push. We'll talk about this. We'll get into the roughing of the passer. We got a lot to do tonight. It's the JR Sportbreeze Show, CBS Sports Radio. I had a bad day.
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