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Whether you're listening on the free Odyssey app, your local affiliate, Sirius XM Channel 158 or smart speaker, we appreciate you. Listen, we've gone through the gamut. We've talked about Christian McCaffrey being traded to the 49ers. We talked about Elijah Moore, his second round draft pick, already in his second year asking the New York Jets to trade him. Yeah, right. We talked about Russell Westbrook.
People are about just, just waiting to see what happens with him with the Lakers. And then speaking of Russell's, I guess the biggest story for Russell Wilson today was that Subway had to confirm to everyone that they removed his sandwich, not because the team sucks, just because. Hey, Jack, did you hear about that?
Yeah, I think I did hear something about that. I had no idea. I don't frequent Subway. I can't remember the last time I was there. Did you know that Subway at some point had a Russell Wilson sandwich? Did you even know that?
No, I didn't. I didn't know anything about the sandwich. And who eats sandwiches with forks? Is that like a new trend or something like that? I feel like Russell Wilson is having an end of the career type of crisis.
Is that was that like in the commercial or something? Yeah, he was caught eating a Subway sandwich with the fork. Maybe he can eat a lost with the fork instead. Absolutely embarrassing. I can't imagine how pissed off everyone in Denver is right now.
I mean, they're stuck with this guy till 2024 at the earliest and all of a sudden he's eating sandwiches with forks and can't win football games. That doesn't seem like a good combination. Wow. I didn't I didn't know that. I heard I didn't know. A, I didn't know that Russell Wilson had a sandwich until today. And then B, I didn't know that he was running around shooting commercials for it. And then C, I also did not know that you can no longer just buy the sandwich somewhere.
And they're saying or they're denying reports that they remove the sandwich because of, you know, negative commentary online. I guess I guess people like him. His family.
I don't know. Somebody has to like him. We talked about Dak Prescott and his return to the Dallas Cowboys.
He made it also crystal clear. He plans on starting versus Detroit. And so the Cowboys a little bit of a shock. Cooper Rush goes out. He's not running around winning the games for you by himself.
Cooper Rush has been able to just just maintain it slow motion until the boss came back until the man making. Forty million dollars a year showed up and we're about to see him. That's Dak Prescott.
He's in the building. And so coming back to a Dallas Cowboys team that is foreign to is one hell of an accomplishment. Now, having said that, we are long enough here in the NFL season. Moving into what we week seven. We got a lot of three and three teams. We've had a lot of blown lead changes. But I actually want to talk to you about some teams that are just they're in the dumps like there's no resurrecting them.
Unless it's Easter. I digress. If I have to think about a disappointing NFL team. Let's go to Baltimore. Let's go to the Ravens.
There was so much conversation about what they could be this upcoming season. Now you got J.K. Dobbins. He's out with a knee injury. Lamar Jackson. Everybody's waiting on him to be MVP. Can he do it?
Does he have enough weapons to do it? It's like he improves every single season, but then he has nobody to go out there and work with. And so Baltimore, absolutely a disappointing year.
Awful. Harbaugh is running around being ridiculously aggressive. The Ravens are allowing teams like the Dolphins to just blow them out in the fourth quarter and lose. It's a bad situation right now for the Ravens. Now, having said that, yeah, I would consider them to be a disappointing team. They got their work cut out for him in that regard.
Lamar Jackson, let's keep in mind, he's still playing for a paycheck, a long term deal. And even recently, he was quite upset about losing. He's pissed off about losing. Our fans pissed off. All of us pissed off. But at the same time, we can't dwell on it. We got to move on and get focused on the Browns. And the young guys, they out there as well. Everybody focusing up. He's just ready to go out there and put on the show because he's so mad.
Put on the show because he's so mad? Well, tell your defense to hold on to things, man. Do that. Disappointing NFL team?
Oh, absolutely. Baltimore Ravens. Records should be better than the 3-3 they got now. Maybe they should be 6-0, maybe. Another team, typically always with high expectations, but maybe not this go round because he has no receivers. It's Green Bay. They are also 3-3. One of the teams in, just in purgatory, football purgatory. The Packers lost to the Jets 27-10. Let me say that again. The Packers lost to the New York Jets 27-10.
I have no idea how you do that. None. Aaron Rodgers, one of his favorite targets, even though he's old. Randall Cobb is hurt.
And so where does that leave Aaron Rodgers? That leaves Aaron Rodgers in a place where even with his own ailments, he's like, listen, I can go out there and play through pain. I can deal with pain. Pain management has been part of all of our careers.
So you just learn to deal with whatever you got going on and if you can be out there, you're out there. Okay. Here's a nice little prize for the Green Bay Packers. Who's their next opponent? Washington. Heineke will be back out there under center for Washington.
Good luck. Green Bay couldn't have asked for a better start. NFL teams that are absolutely disappointing. Yes, Green Bay. Baltimore.
I think I could keep things rolling here. What about the squad that plays in Los Angeles? No, not the Chargers, but the Rams. This is a team that just won the Super Bowl.
They're three and three. We had to deal with basically a month and a half as to whether or not Aaron Donald is going to leave. Is McVeigh going to leave? And everybody got paid.
And even for right now, they're having these conversations. Is it worth it for us to bring Odell Beckham Jr. back in? The Rams are going to have to do something. They're going to have to make some type of decent splash.
Competition is heating up just among the general managers. And so the Rams, they smash Carolina. They get a bye week. And then they play San Francisco. Yes, the team that just acquired Christian McCaffrey. Disappointing NFL teams. We saw this. Things are so bad. So terrible with Las Vegas.
They're one and four record. This star wide receiver who is relatively mild mannered. He just shoved the photographer down to the ground. That's how disappointing. That's how pitiful. That's how sad things are for the Raiders. But I will assume that they're used to it at this point in time.
And then to kind of wrap things up into the perfect of balls. Pardon me. The most disappointing NFL team right now happens to be the team that has Russell Wilson at the quarterback position. That's the Denver Broncos. Can't muster a point. Can't muster a first down. Everyone is hurt. Wilson is hurt.
It's disastrous what they're all going through right now. As a matter of fact, Russell Wilson, between his shoulder, his lower body, he's busted up all around. He said he's actually feeling better. Listen to this. Feeling better every day. Day by day. Obviously it happens Monday night. But I heal quick.
I don't know if it's Wolverine blood or what. But getting better. I'm hoping so. I'm doing whatever I can to get ready to roll.
That's always my mentality. Oh, he found his own joke funny. It's Wolverine blood. Ha ha ha. Good for him. His head coach.
Now people hate this guy's guts and with decent reasons. They're trying to figure things out around Russell Wilson. They're trying to figure things out amongst the injuries and the problems.
And it's sad. The offensive line is not all that great. The receivers are not living up to it. And so he's he's tasked with going out there and picking up all the slack. In the meantime, Nathaniel Hackett, thinking about the running back position with Javonte out for the year. He said Gordon will go ahead and get the start. Yes, sir. Of course we did.
It was it was a great talk. I love Melvin. I have so much respect for him as a pro for all he's done in this in this league.
And yeah, we'll keep all that stuff private in there. Well, Melvin Gordon start on Sunday or did Latavious Murray do enough to get the start? No, Melvin will start. Man, take a breath. Why don't you? I know NFL coaches and coaches in general, they just want to and want to get to the point.
They don't want to speak to you or me or anybody. They just want to get to the point and relax and show. Well, Nathaniel Hackett, he might have an entire offseason to relax and show because. Who's expecting anything, anything out of Denver based on what we've seen so far?
The two and four. Russell Wilson is all broken up. The defense is now OK.
They started off looking good, but I'm not all that confident they're going to come out on top. So if I have to say that there is a most disappointing team in the NFL right now. I'd have to say Denver. He traded those picks. You bring in Russell Wilson, you pay Russell Wilson. And now this man might just disappear. And Wal-Mart, yeah, the Wal-Mart family owns now the. The Broncos.
I wouldn't be mad if he disappeared. 855-212-4CBS, that's 855-212-4CBS. Tim is here from Maryland. Go ahead, Tim. Hey, JR. What's up?
Not much, man. Hey, I did tell my sister you said hi. Oh, well, what did she say?
No, I didn't tell you, man. She got a basketball scholarship to go to North Carolina to play. And that's where she's at now in North Carolina. And she never came home. Beautiful. So what is she, six foot three?
Nah, she's six foot. Oh, nice. But anyway, you know, this thing with I think Taylor Honeke. Oh, no. Starting. No, no. Come on now.
I'm listening. I'm sure he's got to be better than what we have. I mean, come on.
I mean, I am so glad that he's going to start this Sunday. I'm just I'm sorry, man. I just you know, that's just how I feel.
And I think I think he's a better quarterback, you know, because we haven't seen what in the world have we seen out of what we've had? Nothing. So, you know, I mean, hey, I didn't want to see they it. I'm sorry.
Go ahead. I was going to tell you that Washington, just as a team, a franchise, an organization, there's not a lot to be optimistic about. No, there's not.
There's not. I know, man. I mean, look, I'm a diehard fan and I'm just trying to, you know, I don't know. I just you know, I just I'm hoping for the best.
And expect and expect and expecting the worst. I understand. I mean, it is what it is. But I think I think Taylor Heinecky is going to do a lot better job, to be honest with you.
Wow. No, well, we've seen him play in full time. And thank you, Tim, for calling for Maryland. We've seen Heinecky out there before. It's not like they're just throwing, you know, you, me or your next door neighbor, you know, to play quarterback or even on the offensive line.
That's that's not the case. But it's it's real, real difficult. Just diving into teams that that stink or might stink.
Do that some other days. It's the JR Sport Reshow here with you on CBS Sports Radio. Simple question. What NFL team has been the biggest disappointment up until now? What NFL team? It's just just playing like crap in the simplest way. And you didn't expect them to. It's the JR Sport Reshow on CBS Sports Radio. Your call's right on the other side. Listen, we've seen enough football here in the 2022 season to.
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Not to say, oh, well, let's give him some time and let's go ahead and figure this thing out. There's a lot of teams in the NFL that are three and three. Green Bay is three and three. Can you be surprised? Who's Aaron Rodgers consistently throwing the ball to?
Nobody. The Rams, they're three and three. They just won the Super Bowl. Little shocking, right?
Just a little bit. They don't want to buy right now. And when they get back to playing football, they'll take on San Francisco, except for this time. Christian McCaffrey will be on the field. Baltimore at three and three, a massive disappointment. It feels like every single one of their losses, they should have won. It's out here choking the game away.
Las Vegas. Who would have thought that they would have been this bad? All that talk from before the season started from Derek Carr about what they were going to do. And he's tired of the criticisms and he's going to show it. And now he has Devante.
The biggest story is when Devante pushed the camera guy. Pitiful, sad, awful. But the most disappointing team in the NFL. It's the Broncos, man. It's the Denver Broncos. You traded for Russell Wilson and I get it. You didn't trade him just for this season. You over here gave this man a gigantic contract extension.
Are you going to get a return on your investment? I'm still trying to understand this. They have the worst offense in the NFL. Flat. Period. No ands, ifs, buts.
You can look it up. They have the worst offense in the entire NFL. They have a rookie head coach.
They have an established coach now paired up with the rookie. It's bad. Denver is the most disappointing team in the NFL. I'm going to open up the phone lines to you and get your thoughts. That's 855-212-4CBS.
That's 855-212-4CBS. What NFL team has disappointed the most? Dimitri calling from Detroit. You're on CBS Sports Radio. Hey, what's up, man?
Thank you for taking my call. I just want to say the most disappointing team has got to be the Lions. And let me tell you why. Because in other cities, at least you guys have a team that you can think has a chance to win. We have a future. We have a dream that one day we might get Bryce Young. We have a dream that our coach won't embarrass us. And we have a dream that the refs won't embarrass our team. That the owner might sell the franchise maybe one day. We don't even have a franchise. We just have something that the media says is a team that can compete. But in reality, they can't.
But we're told that they can. That's what we got. In order to be disappointed, don't you have to set expectations? I mean, if you're a fan of the Lions, the expectations have to be so low right now. You don't care either way, no? I mean, personally, I want them to lose.
Like I said, that's my expectation. I hope that they lose. So they get Bryce Young. And maybe they can compete because the roster that they have, it's not good enough. They have to have superstars because the players don't try for this organization. They show up and they play not to get hurt. For other cities, they play to die out there on the field. Our guys, they show up just to get a paycheck. And unless we got super talented players like Calvin Johnson or Barry Sanders or Sue, we can't win. So, you know, it's a tough gig out here.
Well, listen, Dimitri, you don't have to tell the rest of America. We know being an Alliance fan absolutely sucks. But the process is, y'all have sucked for so long.
How is it a disappointment? It sounds normal. It's like one of those relationships that you can't escape. It doesn't matter what you do. You're stuck. You're cooked. You can't go anywhere.
If you're an Alliance fan, I'm sure that's how you feel. Dan is calling from Richmond, Virginia. You're on CBS Sports Radio. Hey, JR. What's up?
This is Dane. What's up, Cowboys fan? But one of the most disappointing teams got to be the Indianapolis Colts. They're one of the weakest divisions. They got Matt Ryan. He came and he ain't doing nothing.
They just stuck. Ain't no way they should not be able to win that division with Matt Ryan. Well, I mean, it's historically been more recently between them and Houston, and you let the chips fall where they may.
What were the expectations? I mean, if you look at the Colts and what they've done at the quarterback position over the past few years, especially trying to fill the hole since Andrew Luck decided to retire, it's just literally just slap whoever out there at the quarterback position. Let's find a veteran. Let's pick up. Let's fill Rivers. I mean, what are we really expecting?
I don't know. They had cost him win-win, and he lost to the Jacksonville Jaguars. Yeah, at the end of the season to not go to the playoffs.
Yes, and then they had Rivers before that. Yeah, I mean, come on, man. They can't beat the Jaguars, the Titans, and the Texans. Well, that's just a team holding on hope for nothing. I don't know if I'd call it a disappointment.
I didn't expect them to do anything, Dan. It really stinks. Rick is calling from Seattle.
You're on the chair of the sport, Resha. Yeah, man, I have to say, man, you are 100% correct that the Broncos are the most disappointing team. I mean, it's so bad that the fans are booing Russell Wilson, and I never in my life have seen people leave Mile High Stadium early until this season. I mean, that's bad.
I don't know if it's Nathaniel Hackett. He just doesn't have a good game plan, or Mr. Let's Ride. Russell Wilson just ain't running, and I don't know, man, what's up with them, but they're taking L's almost every week.
Well, I think it's a combination of it all. It seems that Russell Wilson is banged up and injured in his arm. I think also now his hamstring. You've got a first-year head coach whose mistakes have played out in front of everyone. It's just bad. The wide receivers aren't as good. We know about the injuries, so the running backs. It's a disaster right now. It is a disaster for the Broncos.
Do I think they'll figure things out? Yeah, not this year, though. You can completely throw that out. Vincent called from Ohio.
Go ahead, Vincent. Hey, JR. Well, one Browns fan, they've been pretty disappointing. Look at that defense on paper. Is that what we're judging the Browns on? They're disappointing?
I mean, this sounds odd to say. We've got to wait for Deshaun Watson to come back to really judge them on anything, don't we? Yeah, but look at the defense.
Jacoby's been good except last week, and then his defense. I mean, on paper, we're supposed to be one of the better ones in the league. Yeah, but I know. Defense wins championships, but is it winning you football games?
And the answer is no. Yeah, I mean, you're right. It's an offensive-driven league, and so there's not a moment or second that goes by where I go, oh, the Browns, that I go, oh, yeah, they just got to wait for Deshaun to be eligible to go out there and play. Yeah, I mean, you're right.
Like, I got one more thing for you. I want to hear your take on who's been the most surprising. I know we're all about disappointing. Who's been the most surprising so far? Well, the Eagles come to mind right away. I mean, to not have lost a game, to see the progression from hurts just strictly as a QB, I go with the Eagles. Yeah, you got to put the Giants up there, too, though.
I mean, some of those might be fluke wins, but they're showing out. Yeah, they are. I actually had that conversation. I posted it on my social media. We had them on earlier this week. And thank you, Vincent, for calling from Ohio. We had Jadakiss, a musician, on the line, and he's a huge New York sports fan.
He's a huge sports fan in general. And he said nothing going on right now between the Giants and the Jets is a fluke. And I say to myself, yeah, they're not flukes, but, you know, every now and then somebody has to get lucky. For the New York Giants, they just historically have been more lucky than the Jets, who are basically still an infant in regards to how long the Giants have been a franchise. But every now and then, you know what they say about a broken clock.
It's going to be right twice a day when it hits that 12. Jets, positive direction, Zach Wilson. Giants, still rebuilding. What do you do with Daniel Jones? What do you do with Saquon Barkley? And so, yes, I will agree with you, they are two surprising teams.
I'm still just waiting on the bottom to fall out. Thanks for him. Syed, call him from Houston.
Go ahead, Syed. Hey, JR. To me, the most disappointing team early on is the Cardinals. I know DeAndre Hopkins was not there until this week. And I know Kyle LeMari can only do so much, but I honestly expected more from them.
And I think the most surprising team has probably been the Jets, only because they started the year with some injuries and kind of some of the other issues. And that's my take on that. I just want to say, JR, I'm from Houston and wanted to get your take. I don't know if you have time to talk about your picks in the ALCS or NLCS. Obviously, we're going for the Astros here. And I'll hang up and listen.
Thank you, JR. Oh, thank you so much, Syed, for calling from Houston. It's easy for me to make a prediction when one team is up 2-0 on the other one. Do I think the Yankees are going to bounce back?
No, I don't. I like the Yankees. It would have been nice if they did. But I think Houston has this.
You want to talk about disappointment. How disappointing is it right now that we don't have the Braves or the Dodgers representing the National League? All my friends in San Diego, they are thrilled.
They are through the roof as they should be. They took the Chargers away. You better enjoy, embrace those Friars, the Padres, the fathers. Enjoy them.
That's disappointing. No Dodgers, no Braves. Okay. Arcus calling from Atlanta. Go ahead. Yo, what's going on, brother?
How are you? Oh, I can't complain. Listen, I'm a Steelers fan. I stay in Atlanta. The Steelers have been the most disappointing team in the past four years of professional football.
Now, let me just tell you what. Ben Roethlisberger should have been gone after the 2019 season. Kevin Colbert, our GM, should have been gone probably prior to that. We never drafted an heir apparent. We knew that our offensive line was getting old. We went out and drafted a beautiful young talent to play receiver and all these other things, but we had no one to deliver the ball.
We had no one to block for them. We've been the most disappointing team. Oh, no. Oh, Ark. Y'all think so? No, you're just, you sound like someone who's chained up to the wall asking for abuse, man.
They are worse teams to root for and support than the Steelers, who actually happen to be- But let me ask you a question. No, wait. Hold on. No. I don't want to hear the question because you sound absolutely miserable.
The Steelers- Have you seen them? Oh, well, Ark, are you going to, can I speak or are you going to just keep whining? I'm not going to keep whining. It sounds like it. I just wanted to make another point, but I'll listen to you. No. Yeah, because there are so many fans of other teams. Did you just hear what the Lions fans said? I feel you.
I feel you. Did you? Like, come on. Like, we can look at plenty of teams in the NFL that have missteps. I'm not asking you about a historical breakdown of how you feel the Steelers have been bad since Ben Roethlisberger got old, okay? I'm talking about this season. All things considered, the Steelers, they have a rookie quarterback that's been getting burned.
They're building. They were in a transitional period. It happens to everyone in the NFL, okay? You'd be hard pressed to go from one guy who's maybe likely going directly into the Hall of Fame to say, oh, man, this is going to be a smooth transition. And so welcome to reality. I'm not going to say that the Steelers are most disappointing. Go ahead and look at all the other teams that are in the NFL, and I think you'll have an understanding, okay?
I kind of understand what you're saying, but... Kind of. Here's a, well, let me name some teams for you. Have you heard of the Jacksonville Jaguars?
They've always been a disappointment. No, no, so I didn't ask you that. I didn't ask you that. Okay. I didn't ask you that. All right. You heard of them, right?
Of course I have. Are they in a worse position than the Steelers? I don't think so. They have a better quarterback and they have a better offense. Okay.
No, no, no. You wanted to talk about the past four years. I'm talking about now.
Right now, the Jaguars are not in a worse position. I'm not, I didn't ask you that, Ark. You said it right now. No, no, no, no, no. Listen to me.
I asked about right now, this season. I definitely, exactly. You, you, you, you... I'll have you on hold. No one can hear you. You asked and brought up about four years of pain and they should have done this and they should have...
I didn't ask you about all that. You want to tell me the Steelers are the biggest disappointment in the NFL? Come on. Come to planet earth. Look at every team and then figure out where the Steelers are.
Not that tough. It's the JR Sportbreeze Show here with you on CBS Sports Radio. We're going to take a break. You know what?
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What's in your wallet? that absolutely suck and the Steelers yes transitional period I'm not putting them in the toilet bin or the trash bin like some of these other teams the Steelers are a great example of a franchise man especially one with stability NFL teams begging and wishing to be the Steelers perfect no what franchise is you're gonna win some you're gonna lose some but not the Steelers damn it's the JR sport we show on CBS Sports Radio speaking of a team ready to tank we will hear from the Carolina Panthers on the other side they're saying that they're not taking it is the JR sport we show here with you on CBS Sports Radio you know we've been talking about these these disappointing NFL teams I mean we got to be honest just because the team is in a down spool first here's the deal in order to be disappointing you have to have expectations that's that's the first thing you were expected to do this and it did not take place so if you were expected to go to the playoffs and you brought in new talent and you got free agents and you suck that's a disappointment being in transition is not a disappointment having a rookie quarterback and you know going through growing pains is not a disappointment like the Carolina Panthers I can't call them a disappointment I mean we've seen the writing on the wall since Cam Newton's body started to deteriorate it's natural you can delay the inevitable I don't mean it's gonna stop what's hilarious is is that the Carolina Panthers after firing Matt rule sending Robbie Anderson out to Arizona sending Christian McCaffrey out to San Francisco is that their general manager spoke today Scott Federer is his name and he actually spoke in front of the media and this is what he had to say he said that the expectations of the team have not changed listen to this that's the tough part you know I'm not trying to tell them anything when we do that we're doing what's best for the organization what we tell them is hey the expectations haven't changed we're gonna compete nothing changes about Tampa this week so that's it that's what we would tell them but there's I'm not trying to send a message by doing this but that's that's expectation okay the head coach Steve Wilkes he spoke as well he was asked specifically about tanking and this is Steve Wilkes this is his response listen to the question in his response the team already struggling offensively you guys traded away two starters and over the last five days there's rumors and whispers that the team may be tanking what is the message that you conveyed to the locker room as far as what this looks like and whether they feel like this could be a lost season is that like this being sacrificed for future success well I think the first thing you have to understand is that we as professionals we take a lot of pride in what we do coaches and players and there's no such tank so no such thing as tank when it comes to myself know the men in that locker room yes we have been struggling a little bit in the past with our offense is an opportunity for other guys to be able to step up and make some things happen oh you don't have to be tanking but the organization can it comes from the top comes from the ball saying I'm not putting any money into this crap well let's get some assets in otherwise you would have kept Christian McCaffrey what you moving them for because you suck because there is no future there is no hope unless you you make a blank slate and so yeah you as the head coach yeah you ain't trying to tank and lose you're trying for a job and he's been through this experience unfortunately with Arizona already the players the guys in the locker room here they're not trying to tank they weren't about their own asses in their own jobs it's not their job to tank it's the organization's it's further up the ladder it's higher up on the pay scale it's not for you it'd be nice and I understand why it won't happen and I also understand why he was the man to say it you know we talked about a Russell Westbrook earlier in the show somebody called up and said Russell Westbrook would be great for the San Antonio Spurs to help lead the young guys do I need to remind you what Greg Popovich had to say about this season you just heard Steve Wilkes in the NFL about the Carolina Panthers he's like yeah we're gonna keep playing and play hard there's no tanking this is what Greg Popovich had to say about his own squad a few weeks ago listen to this nobody here should go to Vegas with the thought of betting on us to win the championship and I know somebody will say gosh what a Debbie downer there's a chance what if they work really hard it's probably not gonna happen but that's not the point and very honestly I could care less but the point is to develop this group and give them the best possible opportunity to have long NBA careers yeah how about that honesty the only thing he didn't say was we're out here trying to tank for Victor when Benyama that's the only thing Popovich didn't say man we know if the team sucks the team sucks we don't need the coach to lie through his teeth about it we don't even need the question asked we see right in front of us what it is so if your NFL team sucks and it's disappointing and they got a three and three record yes sure maybe they could turn things around a lot of these divisions are oh so close to everybody in the NFC West has three wins you can go up you can go down yeah some teams they got zero chance now like the Raiders I don't see no damn bounce back they're gonna go on a winning streak maybe but unlikely hit me up if it happens it's the JR sport we show here with you on CBS Sports Radio hey Jack thank you for an amazing job the past two days man thank you so much I'll tell you JR the past 48 hours have flown by I cannot remember two days that have gone by this quickly thank you so much for having me man it's always a great time not a problem and I wish you nothing but a great weekend and 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