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January 12, 2023 1:46 am

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January 12, 2023 1:46 am

JR looks at the very troubling injury history of Lamar Jackson and Tua Tagovailoa and determines who we should be more concerned about for the long term


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It's 855-212-4CBS. An hour from now, every Wednesday night into Thursday morning, I bring you a new top six list. And tonight we're going to spend special attention on some of the best coaches in the world of sports right now. We have some coaches who have gone to the playoffs, are going to the playoffs, have done some big time winning, have accomplished some amazing feats recently. And so I want to highlight some of the biggest names in coaching right now. I'll give you that top six list next hour to open up the show.

If you missed it, you can hit rewind on the free Odyssey app. We talked about DeMar Hamlin. God bless him. He's finally home. He's not in a hospital in Cincinnati. He's not in a hospital in Buffalo. He has that home recovering. And this is nine days after his accident where his heart stopped on the field and the man was literally brought back to life on that grass. A beautiful and amazing thing that DeMar Hamlin is home.

A matter of fact, I want you to listen to head coach Sean McDermott. He said he's home. He's no longer in a hospital. And whenever DeMar is ready to come back to check out the team, we'll be waiting for him.

This is what Sean McDermott had to say. Grateful first and foremost that he's home and with his parents and his brother, which is great. I'm sure it's felt like a long time since he's been able to be home naturally there.

And I'm sure it's a great feeling. We'll leave it up to him. You know, his health is first and foremost on our mind as far as his situation goes. And then when he feels ready, you know, we welcome him back as as he feels ready. Yeah, I can't wait to see him. I hope he can attend a playoff game. I don't know if he'll be in attendance for the Dolphins game on Sunday. That might be too soon.

But what do I know? But I certainly hope that we see him out at Orchard Park. Much love to DeMar Hamlin in his recovery, which is just absolutely amazing. We talked about Naomi Osaka earlier on Wednesday, early Wednesday morning. I should say she announced her her pregnancy four time Grand Slam winner is twenty five years old. She also made clear that whenever she does have her child and she's not done with tennis, she said that she wants her kid to eventually watch her go out there and win and to be proud of her. So congratulations to Naomi Osaka. Hasn't had the greatest of runs recently, whether it be injury or mental health. She's going to be having a baby.

And so good for her. Carlos Correa. We talked about him as well. He thought he was going to the Giants. Thought he was going to get 350. Three hundred and fifty million. He thought he was going to the New York Mets. Three hundred and fifteen million.

And they both looked at his medicals and said, maybe not. And so he goes back to the team that he played for last year, the Minnesota Twins. Six years. Two hundred million dollars. This is what he had the quote unquote settle for. The Minnesota Twins even offered him two hundred and eighty five million dollars before he decided to go out there and start flirting with bigger deals or for bigger deals with the Giants and the New York Mets.

Sometimes you got to look at what you got and not look a gift horse in the mouth. He's eighty five million dollars short, although I know Carlos Correa is not going to be going into the poorhouse. He will be a OK with his new deal and his new contract.

And that's going to roll me into this conversation. We mentioned this a little bit last hour. Carlos Correa suffered an injury when he was 19 years old that required a plate to be inserted into his ankle. He hasn't had treatment on it since.

He hasn't suffered an injury to the area since. He has been a OK. And that was the hold up with his new contract. Over on the NFL side, we know someone like Lamar Jackson. He wants a new contract. He sees all of the two hundred and thirty million dollars that Deshaun Watson has guaranteed his way and he wants to be paid as well. There's a good chance that the Baltimore Ravens will franchise tag him this year.

But doesn't it become a little more difficult based on how the past few seasons have ended? I remember two seasons ago I was watching Lamar Jackson in the playoffs. His head hit the turf. He suffered a concussion and the Ravens lost to the Buffalo Bills in what was a boring, almost no score game. And that was it for Lamar Jackson for the season. Last year, Lamar Jackson, he suffers an ankle injury. Doesn't play the rest of the season or to end the season. The Baltimore Ravens don't even make the playoffs this season. The Baltimore Ravens through multiple games are basically giving you a heart attack. But what Lamar out there, they still managed to go eight and four. And then what happens this time in early December?

I believe December 4th. Lamar Jackson suffers a sprained knee. We have yet to see him since. And the Ravens have gone two and three without him.

This is a bad, bad sign. We haven't seen him practice either. They had to throw Tyler Huntley out there, but now Tyler Huntley is busted up with a shoulder and wrist injury. And so we go on from Lamar Jackson, who is option A. We're going to Tyler Huntley, who is option B. And even in the last game to conclude the season, the Ravens had to go to option C. They had to go all the way down the list. Anthony Brown. Yeah, who? Yeah, Anthony Brown had to start this game for the Ravens. And they got to go back and play Cincinnati again. And if you want to know the status of Lamar Jackson and his knee, you don't have to look any further than the head coach of the Ravens. That's John Harbaugh. He was asked about Lamar Jackson and his status. And let's take a listen to what he had to say. John, we didn't see Lamar out there today.

You know, with the extended time he's been out now that he wasn't out there today, does that basically will amount to a court of scheme? I don't have anything to add on that. No updates at this time.

No updates at this time? Well, it don't sound good. Cincinnati already, I mean, anybody picking Baltimore to win this game? Is there any reason for anybody to pick Baltimore to win this game?

And this is just a sad, sad circumstance. The additional reports that we received, not from John Harbaugh, not from the Ravens, is that it is unlikely that we see Lamar, that he will not be ready. And if he is ready to play, he's not going to be the Lamar Jackson that everybody expects. And there's a good chance that if that's the case, he is likely to be a sitting duck, especially when you factor in all of the one million injuries that I feel have taken place on the offense already.

And so here we go again. I don't want to call him the same old Ravens, but this is another season. But we don't see Lamar to end it.

And if we do see Lamar to end it, he's still hurt. Was it a concussion that knocked him out in the playoffs? OK, it's a concussion. Last year an ankle did him in. OK, it's an ankle.

This year it's a knee. And he wants that guaranteed deal? He wants that guaranteed contract? Are the Ravens supposed to think that he's going to stay healthy the next few years? Unfortunately, the team has regressed. They've been OK just being good.

But outside of that, what is good getting you? When you win the MVP, you're expecting a progression over the next few years. You're trying to get to a Super Bowl.

You're trying to win. The offensive line has deteriorated, retired, been hurt, moved on, been traded. The offensive weapons that they've drafted have also been hurt. The running back's at a different point in time.

It's like, man, can they actually start a season? And so the same way I look at the Tennessee Titans and I say to myself, whoa, they are the Derrick Henrys. The Baltimore Ravens are the Lamar Jacksons. It's a beautiful thing that they brought on Roquan and they've been able to add some defensive pieces and try to restock there. But to actually score some points. Where in the Ravens history?

Where have you ever seen them to be offensive? They've always been defensive. Now they got an offensive weapon and they can't get any pieces around him and now he's hurt. It's a sad, pitiful situation for the Ravens. I feel bad for all my friends out in Baltimore. The 32nd pick in 2018 ends up winning an MVP, sits in the room, tells everybody who will listen.

Yeah, folks, I'm I'm going to bring a Super Bowl into the building. Pay attention. Just watch.

And then you got somebody else who I think is having just a terrible time all by himself as well. Welcome to the world here. Tua Tongaveloa.

Oh, my God. We officially got word that he ain't playing on Sunday. He will not be taken on the Buffalo Bills, the team that rocked him the first time earlier on in the season.

Their head coach, Mike McDaniel, he made it clear as day. Tua Tongaveloa concussion protocol head rattled. He will not see action in the playoffs. This season is done.

Take a listen. As of today, Tua has not been cleared by doctors to resume football activities on the field with his teammates. So because of that and because of the time that he's missed, I can rule him out for Sunday. Oh, my God. Anybody got the Dolphins beating the Buffalo Bills? Anybody? There was a point in time earlier on this season where people were calling me up. And telling me that Tua was in the MVP conversation, I said, just just wait.

I said he missed enough time. You know, like earlier this year when he was knocked out in week three. And then he played a couple of days later against the Bengals and then he got rocked again. And everybody was fearful for his his his mental capacity because he was just kind of transfixed there on the field in a fencing position.

I mean. That Tua. He comes back in week seven. And then he's out again. He took on the Packers on Christmas, and then the next day they're like, oh, well, he was suffering from concussion symptoms.

And guess what? He was diagnosed with a concussion. And so whether you think or know that Tua Tongaveloa had an issue with his back, whether his brain got rocked on a Thursday a few days later, I am I'm I'm concerned about Tua. And it's not just because of of his head. I mean, he came into the league with with injuries to his hip.

He's a small dude. He getting banged around. How is anybody supposed to have faith or expect Tua to stick around? Mike McDaniel talked about Tua's emotions knowing that he will not play in this game.

This is what Mike McDaniel had to say. I would say it's conflicting. He himself is learning that he needs to listen to the advice of doctors and medical professionals. He understands the severity of doing that. So there's a little bit of things that he can't control.

So it's, you know, very frustrating, much as a lot of things in life and football are. But it's very frustrating for him to not be able to go through everything with his teammates. And and really, you know, it was a huge goal of his to help get this team to the playoffs. And he wants to play the playoffs. There's nothing more fun than play football.

And he really finds normal football fun. So very conflicting, I would say. But understands that it's his best interest that the doctors and medical professionals are seeking and respects and regards that. Look, you only get one brain. As far as I know, you only get one. You can't just go snatch another one up in a back alley or maybe somewhere else you can, but you can't put it in your head.

You can't just go pick one up at Wal-Mart. You get one brain to a tongue of Aloha is twenty four years old. Twenty four. And he was having a good season. Twenty five touchdowns, eight interceptions. He went on a stretch where he didn't throw any.

And then he went on a little stretch where he was just making up for lost time. But all things considered, if I have to think about how his body is held up this season, I'm going to watch to a tongue of Aloha. I don't know. Maybe I will for the next few seasons. And I'm going to worry about whether this man is being treated like a pinata. Is he going to last in the league? Lamar Jackson has his injuries and they come.

He's running all over the place. He hasn't been blown up. There hasn't been that do to just, you know, drop him viciously yet.

I think he's taken less of those hits than people actually realize. But there's always concern with anybody who gets out there with the ball in the open field and you got 11 guys trying to rip your head off. And so there's going to be concern with Lamar Jackson with to a tongue of Aloha.

I mean, the concern is for me, I'd say even more just because it's his head. I mean, let's be real. The Dolphins are going to take on the bills. That was the first team that rock to a tongue of Aloha. And then they said it was his back as he stumbled all over the place. And then a couple of days later, it's against the Bengals. I'll never forget Mike McDaniel having to react to this just earlier this year when when Tua was just knocked out cold against the Bengals and didn't remember a damn thing.

It was a scary moment. He was evaluated for and for concussion and he's in the concussion protocol. He he was he was at the hospital.

I believe he's about to get discharged. It was. Yeah, that that was an emotional moment.

That is not part of the deal that anyone signs up for. Even though, you know, it's a possibility in football to have something that you have to get taken off on a stretcher is, you know, all of his teammates, myself. We were all very, very concerned. So the best news that we could get is that everything is checked out. That he didn't have any anything more serious than a concussion will be. He'll be flying back with us here on the plane. Yeah, that that was in the first month of the season. That was the first month and I remember the next day everybody go, whoa, Tua flew home. Okay.

All right. I'm not a doctor, but he flew home. The NFL had to alter. How they would evaluate players who were potentially concussed because of all of the attention nationally outside of just sports, but nationally to how Tua was handled. Started the year off getting banged around and he's ending his year, unfortunately, being banged around. And so it just sucks as we get ready to go into the playoffs that we have two premier talents with a whole lot to prove. Tua Tagovailoa still with a chip on his shoulder, too small, not big enough, not mobile enough, injury prone, and the injuries are coming to his head. And then you have Lamar Jackson, who looks like he unfortunately will end another season with an injury.

Not a concussion, not an not an ankle, but this time a knee. And we know Lamar, he's looking for a new deal and it's going to be tougher for him to lay claim to one of those gigantic deals. When the past three seasons he hasn't been on the field for the Baltimore Ravens.

And so I got to ask you this. We know we're not going to see Tua Tagovailoa. We are unlikely to see Lamar Jackson, and if we do, he's going to be at half speed, if that. You know, who are you more concerned about when you think about injuries? Is it Lamar Jackson? Is it Tua?

You know, I think Lamar will be OK as long as he's not beaten to a pulp and he's going to run until he can't run anymore. Tua Tagovailoa, I already feel that he's been getting the ragdoll treatment, and that's before he even got into the league. And so I think Tua can play. But whether or not Tua can stay healthy is a different situation. And now you've opened up a brand new Pandora's box when you talk about head injuries, because this year he's been treated like a crash test dummy.

And it's absolutely terrible. If I have to think about who I'd be more concerned with, Lamar or Tua with these injuries, it's got to be Tua Tagovailoa. Lamar Jackson can fix his knees. He can fix his ankles. Tua Tagovailoa, them hits to the head, them bouncing off the turf hits. That ain't it. I'm going to take your calls on the other side.

Lamar, Tua, who's more concerning, especially career-wise as well? 855-212-4CBS. I'll get to your calls. It's the JR Sport Brief show. You're listening to the JR Sport Brief on CBS Sports Radio.

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Call in now at 855-212-4CBS. So we got a few days until the start of the NFL playoffs. But unfortunately, we know that one individual who we will not see in action is Tua Tagovailoa. He has not cleared concussion protocol. And obviously that does not bode well for the Miami Dolphins as they get ready to take on what is probably the most hyped up and ready team for some playoff action.

And that happens to be the Buffalo Bills and Tua Tagovailoa to exit the Christmas Day game against the Packers or not exit the game, but to find out after the game. The next day that he was suffering from concussion symptoms is almost like, oh, my God, again? Like we saw him just we saw him go down in week three and wobble and wobble and wobble. And a few days later, we saw him on a Thursday night game just end up on the ground with his hands in the air, just knocked that knocked unconscious. Didn't know where he was.

He didn't remember some of the events of that night. And then he comes back and he plays well and people are like, oh, my God, put him in the MVP conversation. And then he's he's concussed again. And you can start adding it up, whether it's his hip injury or his head, he gets hit and something gets hurt. Unfortunately, getting hit in your head isn't the most prudent of things.

It's a terrible idea to continually go out there and do. And look, I'd be shocked as hell if the Miami Dolphins pulled off and upset against the Buffalo Bills. But if I got to be honest, I don't want to see Tua Tonga below a play football again this year.

I really don't. And then the other hand, for another team, you have the Baltimore Ravens. It's looking unlikely that Lamar Jackson is going to play against the Bengals, and if he does, he's not going to be full strength. He's dealing with a knee sprain that he suffered at this point a little more than a month ago.

And he's still not ready to roll. And this is going to be the third consecutive season that Lamar Jackson is either limping around in the playoffs or gets hurt or doesn't play at all. A couple of years ago, he got knocked out against the Bills with a concussion. And then last year he suffered an ankle injury. The Ravens didn't even make the playoffs.

And here they are. This year they do get in. But Lamar Jackson has been rehabbing an ankle injury. And so for Lamar Jackson, a lot of money at stake, a lot. And I think at this point, if the Ravens are going to continue and move on with him, it's not going to be with one of these gigantic extensions.

It's going to be with a franchise tag. And so it sucks to know that we will not see either one of these guys either A at all or B at their best. And that's Lamar and Tua.

And their concerns for different reasons with both guys. What do you think about these dudes and their their injury history and what this could mean into the future? I am obviously concerned about Tua Tonga Veloa. I don't want to see him play like let's bring him back in August, September and see what he can do then for next season. I don't want to see him play anymore. And Lamar Jackson. Is it worth him coming back either?

To be a sitting duck to not be able to run around is what are they going to do? The entire offense is built around him in running. 8 5 5 2 1 2 4 CBS. This 8 5 5 2 1 2 4 CBS. Chris is calling from Kansas City. You're on the JR Sport Brief Show.

JR, thank you so much for taking my call. I wanted to talk about DeMar. I'm so happy he's recovering. My question is, I'm concerned about his well-being going forward with the NFL. It's my understanding that he has to have four years of service time before he gets full health benefits. And it's my understanding that he only has two years in. I can't imagine that any NFL team is going to certify him to actually play going forward.

The liability and I work in the insurance industry. I can't imagine they're going to let that happen. I'm just concerned that he's going to be hung out to dry. I wouldn't be concerned about that, Chris. I think DeMar Hamlin doesn't have a worry now that he's alive. He will be taken care of. I wouldn't be concerned with that.

I understand the logistics of it. That man doesn't have to worry about anything. He'll be fine. That's all I want to hear, man. Thank you.

No doubt about it. Thank you, Chris, for calling from Kansas City. Whether the pergolas take care of him, whether his teammates pay out of pocket, whether the city pays.

That man is not going to have a worry in the world as he continues his recovery. Johnny's calling from Atlanta. You're on CBS Sports Radio. What's going on?

My worry is too. You've been in the league three years. You've been hurt all three years.

And not even that. You've had three discussions in one year. I'm like with the last caller. How can he keep on playing? I think he needs to retire.

I think that might be the end. When would the NFL step in and say, hey, you can't play no more. You're not built for this sport. Can the NFL do that? How can they keep on insuring this guy if he's got three concussions? Well, I think that's I think that'll be a decision that'll be made by the team before they even decide to get to an NFL level where they say, hey, you can't play. I believe that is unprecedented. I think more often than not, before a guy is even, quote unquote, forced to stop playing, the medical teams will encourage them to do so.

I can't recall an instance where the NFL had to step in and say, hey, man, you you gots to go. So Tua Tanga Valoa, all things considered, he ain't playing right now. But the steak isn't the final steak or nail isn't in the coffin for his career. I believe we'll see him back next year.

So we just got to wait and see. Eight five five two one two four CBS. Jacob is calling from Baltimore. You're on CBS Sports Radio. Hey there. Thank you for taking my call.

I'm a big fan of yours. Just want to say, assuming that Lamar does not play Sunday, there's obviously going to be a big discussion next year by the contract. And to all the people who say that he should not get his contract, just think about this. If you take her cousins or you take Josh Allen, Justin Herbert, and you put them on this Ravens team with those receivers they have, they would suck. They wouldn't probably wouldn't make the playoffs.

All right. Lamar's throwing to DeMarcus Robinson, his best receiver, Deshaun Jackson, Sammy Watkins. They're they're horrible. And yet he put them put this team on his back and he made the playoffs.

So until Articosta gives them some receivers, it's embarrassing to say that they shouldn't pay him. You know what? But that's that's also the reality. You can one can be true and the other can, too. You can chicken and egg it. We can chicken and egg it all we want.

Which one came first? He doesn't have the offensive help that he needs, but that doesn't change or it's not going to change the team's position of. Well, you can't stay healthy. And we know that he needs weapons. He has needed additional weapons and they've built so much around him in the run game that it seems other elements and guys that they have drafted haven't worked out. But when it comes to paying him what Lamar is going to get a two hundred and thirty two hundred and forty million dollar contract, like who's handing him that? He would have had to have had another MVP caliber season to get that type of deal.

And he's going to be hard pressed to get such a deal now, knowing that he's finishing another season, unfortunately, on a whimper. Charles is calling from Maryland. Go ahead, Charles. Hey, Jr. Great, great show. Love listening to you. I think you put a lot of great points out. Really appreciate all the insight you give. My question was around the to a situation and the whole thing that was going on with the head coach and that the rumor was that if he didn't make the playoffs, that, you know, the whole coaching staff was going to be, you know, let go.

And I was just wondering, like, you know, how much of that is based on the to a situation and, you know, what's going on with, you know, the coaching and what's going on behind closed doors about the decision making around player personnel and things like that. So I love your show. Appreciate you taking my call.

Well, thank you. No doubt about it. Charles for calling from Maryland. I don't think they'd give this dude the boot right out of the gate. There have been so many issues with injuries, especially with two. He's the he's the leader of the gang here. And it doesn't just go ahead and and draw to, OK, well, it was just one game at the end of the year against the Green Bay Packers. And they went eight and three and then they hit the toilet.

There's been a lot of ups and downs. And so I don't think he's someone that you automatically pull the plug on. Not at all.

I wouldn't be concerned with him or his job status. Eight five five two one two four CBS. That's eight five five two one two four CBS. I'm going to get some more your calls on the other side of the break at the top of the hour.

I'm going to give you a top six list of some of the best coaches in the world of sports right now. You are listening to the J.R. Sport Brief on CBS Sports Radio. You are listening to the J.R.

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 with eight five five two one two four CBS. It's the J.R. Sport Brief Show here with you on CBS Sports Radio. At the top of the hour, we're going to show love to a lot of coaches, not just in the NFL, which is going to go all across the board and talk about some amazing coaches who are doing some amazing things. We always get the players who get the credit. The players are the ones out there rocking and rolling. They make the engine go. Well, they are the engine. But the coach is the brains of the operation. And sometimes they don't always get the credit that they deserve. Well, damn it.

We're going to give them some credit here at the top of the hour. We have quite a few callers who have been waiting patiently on the line with a lot of thoughts and comments surrounding Lamar Jackson and how his season is going or potentially ending with that knee sprain. We don't know if we're going to see him in action this Sunday against the Bengals. And then we also have to say this weekend against the Bengals. And then we have to a tongue of Aloha who is officially out. He has yet to clear concussion protocol. We will not see to a tongue of Aloha against the Buffalo Bills.

And I think we would all be shocked if the Miami Dolphins won that game. Eight five five two one two four CBS eight five five two one two four CBS. Brad is here from Colorado Springs. You're on the JR Sportbree show.

Major love your show. Well, I like listening to Shep show to you know, it's it's it's easy for me to know how I feel about all of this. It's kind of hard to put it into words. I have experienced both blunt force trauma, heart attack, and I have had a concussion the way to it did where my hands are rigid and my fingers are bent. You know, I and the thing I can tell both talk about both of them is the first heart attack made it easier for me to have a second heart attack. And the the head trauma that I got early in my life, mostly through sports and rock climbing and stuff set me up for like just a little bump recently. Six months ago, five, six months ago.

Now I'm in concussion therapy and my brain feels like a sponge and it hurts. And so, you know, 60, 60, 70 years old might look like a long ways off to a young football player. When you get to be 60 or 70 years old, it's, you know, still nice to be able to live healthy.

Now, because when it's here, it's here. I hear that, you know, and I and my heart goes out to all of them. And, you know, there's a lot of people.

So I'll get off here quick. But I just want to say one thing for the love of game. God bless them.

Yeah, no, they they love it. This is what they know. Hey, Brad, thank you for calling from Colorado Springs. All the best to you and everything that you have to do for your own body maintenance. Thank you so much for joining us here. Let's go ahead and talk to Dino calling from Tennessee. You're on the Gerald Sportbreeze show.

Go ahead, Dino. I just recently moved and I've had the pleasure of listening to you for about a month. And I truly want to call you the E.F. Hutton of the sports radio. You're you're just so good to your fans. You're the most knowledgeable man I've ever heard in a long, long, long time.

And you don't put other teams down. You're just smooth and cool. And I just had to call up and tell you that it's a real privilege and an honor to listen to your show.

And you've got great cause with most of the time. Pretty good questions. And I just can't thank you enough for being who you are and the way you approach your your job. Thank you. God bless you. Thank you.

I like to call teams ass when they are, though, anyway. What else is on your mind, Dino? Go ahead. Oh, nothing.

Hey, Shep, he just called to tell me something nice. Yes. Maybe we should have a top six.

Why we love J.R. so much less sometime. No, I don't need that. I don't need that. Got it. Eight, five, five, two, one, two, four. CBS is eight, five, five, two, one, two, four.

CBS. Rich is calling from Chicago. Go ahead, Rich. Hey, J.R., how are you, man? Good. I got a little bit of a different take on all these injuries.

And I mentioned to Shep that here's what I think is going to happen with that, too. You know, all these guys are going down like flies. It isn't just this year.

There's a long there's a long list of slight guys that run around that were good college quarterbacks. And my point is, I think it's going to change the face of the draft that's coming up because, you know, the Bears lucked out. You have the number one pick. They're happy with fields. But believe it or not, the city is kind of split on having somebody to back him up, given the fact he runs around and get beat up constantly and gets injured. And some of these guys that are going to be available are guys like Stetson Bennett. Believe it or not, people are in love with that kid for six, fifth, sixth, seventh round draft pick.

The Bears have a lot of draft capital to back up fields. You got Levis, who's six, four. Well, Rich.

You have big guys. Rich. Yeah. You know, you go in in a completely different direction from what I kind of posed and asked. Well, I don't know.

I think I think these kids getting injured, you may want to think about drafting it. No, I didn't ask you that, Rich. I didn't ask. You didn't even answer what I just said. You didn't even address that.

Well, I'm not clear then what what what question I asked. There's two quarterbacks this weekend. We might not see one.

We know we will not see. His name is Tua Tonga Veloa. The other one is Lamar Jackson. We don't know his status. When you think about both of these young men and their careers. Is there one that you happen to be more concerned about?

That was kind of the roundabout question. Not the draft and not the Bears and not who might get drafted here. Well, I'm concerned about both of them, actually.

I mean, I think that I think that anybody that's going to have their not only career, but their life affected going forward. That's terrible. OK. My only point about bringing the other guys up was maybe you want to rethink that.

That's all. OK. Well, that's that's nothing to rethink if you're bringing it up for the first time. Well, no, I just I feel bad. I feel for that. For all these kids that are looking at RG3, there's a long history of these guys going down early. Well, I don't I don't necessarily feel bad for them is what they chose.

You know, they know the risks that are involved in RG3 is getting paid handsomely for it. He's actually transitioned very well into doing media and television. Moe was calling for Miami. Go ahead, Moe. Quickly.

Yeah, quickly. I would say what you're what you were saying to us. Yes, we definitely hope he basically is healthy and stuff like that. I'm basically saying that Miami might win Saturday because third time's the charm. As far for Lamar is kind of a difficult situation because remember, he was playing. This is his contract here. So he was basically playing for a bigger contract.

And this happened. I mean, let's see what happens because let me ask you about Tua. Are you confident that Tua can be the guy long term based on the injuries that he suffered since he basically even got drafted? I think so, because the thing is, remember, you're you're in Mike McDaniel's system and you see right now that we're basically on top.

Everybody called it called us a laughingstock. And then it was just a back and forth thing because of his injury. I feel like if he was healthy, we probably would probably be on top in the playoffs and stuff like that. But I think come next year, if he gets healthy and everything and and hopefully long term, they can protect them because that's the only problem that we've been having is that it's been bad protection and stuff like that. Because you can see when he tries to throw the ball, all he does is basically flick it because, you know, Tyreek or Jalen Watto is going to be open. That is that is the that is the biggest issue. Health. If he ain't healthy, he ain't worth too much of a damn watching the game.

Of course, we see that now with Damar Hamlin and everybody else. So hopefully next year is going to be a lot of change. Slow down, Mo. I got to hang up on you now. I got to hang up. But thank you, Mo.

But that's that's the point. Can he stay healthy? If he ain't healthy, he ain't worth a damn to the Dolphins. The J.R. sport brief show here with you on CBS Sports Radio. When we come back, it's a top six list. Some of the best coaches deserving of love here right now in the world of sports.

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