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Falcons hire Raheem Morris as next head coach l Mark Schlereth, 3x Super Bowl champion l Calls on the Falcons


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Oh, sorry. One retired quarterback returns to claim what's his. Um, that's claim a ring with diamonds made from M&M's peanut butter, but you're on a roll. The Ring of Comfort, coming soon to a Super Bowl new you. It is the J.R. Sportbrief Show here with you on CBS Sports Radio. I'm coming to you live from Atlanta, Georgia. Much love to everybody tuned in and locked in all over North America. This is when the show gets started every single weekday at 6 p.m. Eastern Time, 3 p.m. Pacific. Much love and many thanks to our super producer and host, Ryan Hickey, holding it down for us on the boards in New York City.

And many thanks to you. Yeah, you. Everybody listening. Everybody locked in all over North America. That means all my friends in Montreal, all of my friends in Toronto, in Vancouver. Yes, here in the States, of course, in Atlanta with me and the Northeast with Hickey. Everybody hanging out in California, Nevada, Phoenix, Arizona, fill in the blanks, Montana, Texas.

Yeah, we're just all over the damn place. So thank you for tuning in to the show. You can always listen on the free Odyssey app.

A U D A C Y. You can lock in on your local CBS Sports Radio affiliate. Thank you to everybody listening on Sirius XM Channel 158 and everybody listening on a smart speaker. All you got to do is ask that speaker to play CBS Sports Radio and boom, automatically you get the J.R. Sportbrief show. It has been a busy day. It's been a busy afternoon. We had two head coaching spots in the NFL field and now we have two vacancies.

And how about this? Bill Belichick doesn't have a job. Mike Vrabel does not have a job. The two coaching jobs and vacancies that were filled happen to both be in the NFC South. It's the Falcons. And then you can also go ahead and take a look at the Carolina Panthers. How about this? The Carolina Panthers not wasting any time, not waiting, going ahead and filling their head coaching vacancy with Dave Canales.

Yeah. The guy who was an offensive coordinator for one year with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. And then meanwhile, about an hour ago, we learned that the Atlanta Falcons have hired Raheem Morris, a man who was their former interim head coach. Speaking of Dave Canales, he was the offensive coordinator for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Raheem Morris had himself a stint as the head coach for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. They had a quarterback disaster. And more recently, Raheem Morris was with the Chargers for the past several seasons. Excuse me, mixing up my L.A. teams. He was with the Rams for the past three seasons as their defensive coordinator, hanging out with Sean McVay, where he won a championship.

So a lot of moving, a lot of shaking. But let's be real. Mike Vrabel is a big name. Bill Belichick is a big name. And now we have some thoughts and concerns as to whether or not someone like Bill Belichick is even going to coach.

This is a wild world that we live in. And so we're going to talk about Dave Canales and Raheem Morris here at the start of the show. How about this? In about 20 minutes, we're going to have a conversation with Mark Schlereth.

Yes, they call this man stink. He's getting ready for Super Bowl and the championship games on Sunday. If you want to say more importantly, today's his birthday. And so I will have an opportunity to ask Mark. I'm going to get deep into the Falcons. I'm definitely going to ask him about what's going on with the Carolina Panthers.

If he thinks that we'll see Bill Belichick coach a game this season, there's a lot of questions. So we have Mark Schlereth coming up in about 15 minutes from now. Also, next hour, we spent a good amount of time yesterday because Jim Harbaugh has now become the head coach of the Los Angeles Chargers. We got a lot of calls, some happy folks from Michigan, some happy folks from California, some angry people from Ohio.

And so we got a good mix. But now we need to figure out what is next for Michigan with Jim Harbaugh back in the NFL. Jake Butt, former tight end for this man, Jim Harbaugh.

He played under Jim Harbaugh. He's going to come through and join us. And so if you, yes, you, the person listening, hearing the sound of my voice right now, if you want to participate in the show, it's very simple because this isn't just a me talk. You talk.

Hickey talk. This is for everybody. The phone number is 855-212-4CBS. That's 855-212-4CBS. You can also get a hold of me. I am at J.R.

Sport Brief everywhere on social media. Before we talk about Raheem Morris and Dave Kanellis, it's very simple. Ryan Hickey, how are you? I see you didn't get a head coaching job. I did not get a head coaching job. Unlike you, I do not have a new neighbor moving the town. But unlike Bill Belichick, I do have a job. So I will not complain.

Oh, well, listen, there's nothing wrong with having work and having a job. And yeah, Raheem Morris is he's coming back here in Atlanta. And I discussed this briefly. This is someone who took over for Dan Quinn in the same season that he was fired. The Falcons started off 0-5 and Raheem Morris took over and the Falcons went 4-7 in that terrible COVID year. Raheem Morris was the COVID coach, if we want to go ahead and call him that. He was the Tampa Bay Buccaneers head coach where he was sub 500 with some terrible ass quarterbacks. But he has found success as a defensive coordinator here with the Los Angeles Rams. He was able to pick up a Super Bowl championship as that defensive coordinator.

And you won't hear a person say a peep or a negative word about Raheem Morris. Here in Atlanta, Georgia, there's been a lot of conversations. There's been a lot of up and down about Bill Belichick and what he would or would have. And now we know he will not what he could have brought to Atlanta. And that's a lot of change.

Now, as someone who's here in Atlanta, Georgia, and talks to a lot of people in the building, out the building, people on the street all over the damn place. I'm not mad that they hired Raheem Morris over Bill Belichick. The Atlanta Falcons had some simple options here. They could go with Bill Belichick and say, we are giving you the entire keys to the castle, making the entire building shake. They could have gone for someone like a Raheem Morris who they are familiar with because of his time here in Atlanta. Or they could have ventured out and got a lesser known guy.

I mean, there's a million names of people that I've never heard of in my life. Various coordinators. The Atlanta Falcons have interviewed at minimum 15 different people about this head coaching vacancy. And Raheem Morris gets the job.

I don't think it's a coincidence. If you want to look at the most qualified head coaches who are currently available, obviously you have Bill Belichick. Pete Carroll is now consulting for the Seattle Seahawks.

I don't think there are any guarantees that he wouldn't try to jump headfirst into an opportunity if it presented itself. And then you have Mike Vrabel, who the only reason that he doesn't have a head coaching job is because the Tennessee Titans do a horrible job from a management perspective. My apologies to Brian Callahan, who just did get the job. But Vrabel is an excellent head coach.

Vrabel, they would have been some some butting of the heads, I believe, which I think is the reason why he is no longer the head coach of the Tennessee Titans. And so Raheem Morris, he's the safe pick. Does he have experience? Yes.

Is he qualified? Yes. Has he been a head coach? Yes. Has he been a coordinator? Yes. He's familiar with everybody here? Yes. He's likable?

Yes. And the next step for these Falcons is to identify a quarterback. And I really think that is the most important thing for the Atlanta Falcons as they think about what will take place in the future. Les Snead, the man who is known to say, screw them picks. And use a little bit more colorful language than I just used as he won a Super Bowl. The man who constructed the Los Angeles Rams roster. Les Snead had some positive words for Raheem Morris last week.

And first of all, out of the gate, if you don't believe so, Les Snead said he's one of the most qualified individuals to be a coach. He's coached in the defensive room. He's actually coached in an offensive room.

Whether he was a mentee learning, whether he was partnering with people, whether he was mentoring and leading others. You know, those great Tampa defenses, that great Atlanta offense that nearly pulled off a Super Bowl win. He was in the offensive room. He was in those defensive rooms. So there's not many coaches on the planet, right?

Who's been in both of those rooms on those two sides of the ball. He's going to he's going to build up. He's going to give any organization an edge in just how collaborative he is.

It's going to be it's going to be an edge that most teams aren't going to be able to compete with. Collaborative. That's the word. Collaborative. When you think about the Atlanta Falcons and what their structure has been, and we learned more about this after Arthur Smith was let go, is that the buck stops, obviously with the owner, Arthur Blank, but that Rich McKay is the intermediary between the general manager and the coach. And that the general manager and the coach are working in tandem as opposed to the general manager having say so over the coach.

And so with this unique dynamic, Rahi Morris is expected to just get along, get along with everybody. You bring in Mike Vrabel. You think he wants to deal with that?

Probably not. I think the Falcons looked in their their personal interest as to how they wanted to structure the organization internally and decided not to do so. I think if you take a look at Bill Belichick, I don't think collaborative when it comes down to Belichick. We know why things fell apart in New England.

A lot of it had to do with checks and balances. Bill Belichick running the team. Bill Belichick having a say so over media operations. Bill Belichick figuring out who gets hired, who gets fired, who is here and there. And yes, we heard towards the end of the season, Bill Belichick said with the Patriots that he would be open to suggestions, ideas altering his role if it was in the best interest of the organization. But if Bill Belichick got a fresh start with somebody else, you don't think he would want power? You don't think his resume says you should give me some of the juice? And so the Atlanta Falcons said, man, we're not going to take this dude on.

And I believe wholeheartedly this is me. The Falcons bringing in Belichick, they would have had a short window to execute before they would have to restart. I mean, realistically, what would you bank on? Four years of Belichick, Max, five years pushing it before you have to do things the Belichick way and then start over. The most important thing that the Falcons have to do hasn't been done yet. And I'm going to say it again. It's quarterback.

So right. He Morris can come in. He could be a benefit and a boon to the organization.

He can put in his two cents. The players absolutely love him. Jalen Ramsey talked about how the Falcons got one of the best in the business. But most importantly, you heard from Les Snead. He talked about his ability to communicate, to work on the offense, to work on the defense. Les Snead also decided to tell everybody how great of a person he is.

Great human being. The guy is coded to, let's call it, respect everyone, to build a relationship with everyone, no matter where you happen the organization. And what's awesome is, is as he does that, you just see the respect flow back in his direction. And that's just that's just he's coded for that. He's it's a it's a superpower that I think would help any organization. He's highly intelligent human being who happened to choose football. That's that's a hell of a compliment. Highly intelligent individual who happened to choose football. Good luck to Rahim Morris.

But as I've told everybody, every human being who would listen to the sound of my voice. It's not just about the coach when it comes to the quote unquote football. If you want to ignore the front office and Mike Vrabel would have been an excellent choice. The Atlanta Falcons could have hired one of these no name coordinators that you may have heard of for the first time over the past two weeks. But here's where it boils down to brass tacks. The Atlanta Falcons still need and listen to this. I've said it twice already.

Third time's a charm. They need to identify the quarterback and they will have options. The Atlanta Falcons hold the eighth pick in this year's draft. They can do a multitude of things. They can take a look at some of the quarterbacks who might be available in said draft.

Still lingering, if you want to call it, lingering around at number eight. Or the Atlanta Falcons can do a big old swing. It's not to say they will swing and connect and hit a grand slam.

They certainly might swing and miss. They may say, let's bring Justin Fields. Home. Justin Fields is from right here in Atlanta, Georgia, the metropolitan area. Justin Fields is from right down the road from me about 15 minutes, maybe much longer in traffic in Kennesaw. Justin Fields could come home.

He might be able to grow here. He might be able to utilize all of the weapons that the Falcons have at their disposal. And so whether it's Daniels coming out of college or trading for someone like Justin Fields, whether it's acquiring a veteran that hasn't even crossed my brain or my mind yet, the Falcons got a head coach.

I know there are some who are upset, some who are mad. Someone messaged me on Twitter and said, oh, no, this is a bad hire. Who are you going to tell me that's more qualified that could fit in with the organization? I think Mike Vrabel would have been excellent. I don't know if Mike Vrabel would fit in with the structure of the Falcons. I think Bill Belichick, for football reasons, would have been excellent.

But for how long he would have coached, probably not the best idea in match. And any coach, let's keep this in mind. The coaches help get you over the hump. The coaches manage the clock. The coaches help you with the execution. The coaches help get the job done. But they can only do it with the players. The Falcons have made a move when it comes down to head coach. But the most important move that they'll make will take place over the next few months. And it's going to be with whoever they decide to add at the quarterback position.

All my folks here in Atlanta, Georgia. Just chill out for a while. You got a few more months to see what takes place and who will run the team. It's the J.R. sport re-show here with you on CBS Sports Radio. 855-212-4CBS is the number if you want to give me a holler throughout the course of the show.

We got a busy stacked show coming your way. On the other side of the break, we're going to be joined by Mark Schlereth. Three-time Super Bowl champion. Multiple-time Pro Bowler for Washington as well as Denver. I'm going to ask him. We just talked about Raheem Morse. I'm going to ask him about Dave Canellis. I'm going to get his thoughts on the championship Sunday in the AFC.

The AFC. I'm going to ask him about a potential jobless Bill Belichick. I'm going to ask him about Lamar and Brock Purdy. There's so much I want to get into. We got Jake Butt joining us next hour to talk about Michigan football and what's coming next their way. The NBA All-Star starters.

They will be announced in about an hour from now. So we got a lot to do. A lot to get into.

I'm just getting started. It's the J.R. sport re-show here on CBS Sports Radio. Mark Schlereth joining us on the other side. The Sultan of Sizzle. The Titan of Toastiness. The Kingpin of Kindling.

These are the admired ones. Those who've created the prime place together. They don't just have a backyard. They have the backyard. Because they know a Solo Stove fire pit is more than just the ultimate smokeless fire pit. It's a place where friendships are forged. Football is revered and food is enjoyed. Solo Stove. The perfect flame for the big game.

A peanut butter M&M's production. In a world where Super Bowl winners get the world's admiration and a fancy ring. But the runners up get nothing. One retired cop returns. That's one retired quarterback. Read the script.

Oh, sorry. One retired quarterback returns to claim what's his. Um, that's claim a ring with diamonds made from M&M's peanut butter. But you're on a roll. The Ring of Comfort.

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Just use Instacart, Brian. You're listening to the JR Sport Brief on CBS Sports Radio. It's the JR Sport Brief show here with you on CBS Sports Radio. We all know we're getting ready for the AFC, the NFC Championship game.

We got a lot of coaching changes going on. So to talk about it all right now we have joining us a Fox Sports analyst and broadcaster. Someone who's won three Super Bowls. Someone who's been an NFL Pro Bowler.

Some people call him stink. His name is Mark Schlereth. Mark, how you doing, man? Man, I am doing great. Great to be with you. Always fun to talk a little football, a little food, a little other state, you know, everything. A little all things encompassing when it comes to football.

Well, we're going to talk about all the good and great game day things that we need. You're a party guy. You know what it means to get a party started. But first of all, happy birthday to you, man. Happy birthday. Thank you, man.

I appreciate it. The 26th anniversary of Super Bowl 32 in which, you know, the Denver Broncos, my Broncos beat up on the Green Bay Packers. Thirty one twenty four on my 32nd birthday. So I don't know how many guys have actually won their Super Bowl of the Super Bowl of their birthday on their birthday. But I'm one of them. So anyhow, and I like to think of myself as the guy who single handedly won that Super Bowl for the Denver Broncos. So at least that's a story I've been telling myself for the last 26 years.

Yeah. Well, you've helped protect some some quarterback. I never heard of him.

Some running back. I never heard of you. You did good out there. But first of all, you know about a good party. You got reason to party today for your birthday. We got a championship Sunday coming up. We got a Super Bowl Sunday. What the hell are you going to be eating? What are you watching? What's the deal? Yeah.

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Well, I mean, you talk about that, that television. We're going to be watching a whole lot of brand new head coaches this upcoming season. We learned just even earlier today about Canalis now being the new head coach of the Panthers. What is that going to look like in the development of Bryce Young, David Tepper?

I guess when he's not throwing drinks on people, he's hiring folks. What is that going to look like? Yeah, you know, it'll be really interesting because I love the kid, right? I mean, I think I think he is a great young kid and Bryce Young and he's a talented kid. But, you know, I mean, it was there was some growing pains.

And part of that is just not being a very good football team. But, you know, there's going to be a lot of challenge out there as the offense is is considered and and trying to support him. But I know they love him out there. And the kid, you know, is a hard worker, a professional and all those things. So it'll be interesting to see exactly how they support him, how they run the football, how they create an opportunity for that kid to get better. So that's excited. Dave Canales is a buddy of mine. So he's a guy that I really like and I'm excited for him.

So really cool stuff out there. We'll see exactly how that goes. But hey, listen, man, one of the things, you know, you talk about coaches, you know, Bill Belichick right now, still looking for that job. And he's interviewed with Atlanta a couple times. He interviewed with the Chargers. But really, when you look at it, owners want a young, hot offensive coordinator like that is what they want. And you see, you know, you see Canales going to Carolina like he talked about. Bobby Sloake is still kind of a hot commodity, as is as is Ben Johnson with the with the Lions.

So like that's kind of what people are looking for. More morphing toward the offense as opposed to the defense. Mark Schlerth is here with us.

The J.R. sport we show on CBS Sports Radio. You talk about Belichick. We know about the multiple interviews with the Falcons. The Falcons have seemingly interviewed almost 15 to 20 guys at this point.

We see some of the jobs getting gobbled up. We'll get into Harbaugh. But do you think there's a real possibility that we move into this next NFL season without seeing Bill Belichick on somebody's sideline? Yeah, I do. I do think there's a real possibility of that.

And like I said, I think, you know, I was joking around. But young offensive coordinators who have developed young quarterbacks, that's like Viagra to 80 year old owners. They love that stuff.

They can't get enough of that stuff. So I think that's the direction the league is going in. They feel like that gives them the best opportunity, even with the success of a guy, you know, like D'Amico Ryans in Houston.

He was incredible. Should be the coach of the year, all that kind of stuff. But with that said, you know, you look at Bobby Sloake, his offensive coordinator. Like I said, you look at Ben Johnson and what they've done offensively in Detroit. I think that's what teams are looking for. They're looking for that offensive explosion, that guy that can lead an offense.

And and, you know, I think that's the interesting aspect of that. So we'll see exactly how that goes. But I could see a year where Bill Belichick sits out. We're going to see soon enough. We'll find out. Mark Schlerith here with us on CBS Sports Radio to look at Harbaugh, not on the younger side.

I know you played against him and we know he went to college and came back national championship. What do you expect from that Chargers offense? Is Herbert going to be throwing the ball as much?

What do you think that team is going to look like from an X's and O standpoint? You know, he likes to run the ball. Yeah, he's going to have a fullback and they're going to, you know, they're going to do some under center stuff and it's going to be a legit NFL type of offense. And, you know, which I personally think, you know, you look at the way the offense is structured in today's game.

And I understand that we spend the majority of our time in nickel situations, you know, with three wide receivers and all that stuff. But show me the teams that can run the ball. Show me the teams that can condense formations and use multiple tight ends and a fullback. And I'll show you the teams that they get to the playoffs and do well in the playoffs.

And so that's what Jim Harbaugh does. You know, like I said, they'll be under center. There'll be some condensed formations. They'll have Tiger package with two tight ends. They'll have a base with a fullback and running backs and, you know, they'll get in and out of that stuff.

So it becomes legitimate, you know, NFL style football. And oftentimes I think the thing that's important about that is you take your quarterback off the high dive. You don't say, hey, man, the whole game is on your shoulders.

Go. And I think that's really been some of Buffalo's problems with Josh Allen. The guy's so incredibly talented, but that guy has to operate from the high dive at all times. Like, hey, if you don't play exceptionally well and, you know, you don't make every check and you don't go through the mental gymnastics of orchestrating at the line of scrimmage. We can't win. I think that's unfair to a quarterback.

And I just think it's unfair to an offense. So, yeah, Jim. Jim will do that for Justin Herbert will be a really good thing for him.

Marcus, we start to wrap things up here so you could celebrate your birthday. We know we got these big games coming up this Sunday. NFC, AFC Championship game.

You talk about running the ball. Nobody does it like the Ravens. Who do you think is going to come out on top? Are they going to be able to run towards a championship? And do you think the Lions have a chance to go out there and upset those 40 Niners? Yeah, I think both teams have a chance to the both road teams have a chance to upset.

But I'll just stick with kind of a preseason prediction. And the two teams that I think are the two best teams, you know, roster wise. And that's the Baltimore Ravens. I think they have the best roster in the AFC. And I think the Niners have the best roster in the NFC. And, you know, the Niners, quite frankly, did not play well. They probably should have lost that game to Green Bay. I thought and I did the last two games of the season for the Niners.

So I really dug into their tape about six games where the tape on both sides of the ball. And I thought it was their worst defensive performance that I had seen. And so, you know, ultimately to me, that bodes well for San Francisco because they'll clean that stuff up that that performance will embarrass them.

I mean, they gave their offense one opportunity with the football in the first quarter one. So I think you'll see a much better performance from San Francisco. I like the Niners versus the Ravens to make it to the Super Bowl. Do you think a Mr. Lamar Jackson is going to hoist that Vince Lombardi mark? I I'm going with San Francisco in this game and Brock Purdy.

But listen, man, your guess is as good as mine. If they turn over the Niners like they did on Christmas night five times, then, yes, they're going to hoist the Lombardi Trophy. But as I like to say, man, that's why they play the games at the games were played on paper.

You know, yours truly would have spent a lot less time on the operating table. So they're not. And that's why they play him. And we'll see exactly what happens.

But I'm really excited for Championship Sunday. A final football question for you, Mark. You mentioned Brock Purdy. Why doesn't he get the love that he deserves? People look at him and go, oh, it's all weapons, but the man has to deliver the ball. Yeah, I just don't think people really understand what he does. And as good as he is, I'm telling you, getting through a progression, the timing of an offense is kept in the quarterback's feet. And there's nobody better than Brock Purdy in regards to his feet in the timing of that offense. And I've watched him work a progression of through four guys in a progression in under a second and a half and deliver a touchdown throw. So the guy is exceptional at what he does.

You know, it is weapons and it is scheme. And, you know, he's the quote unquote game manager. And I asked him about that, man. He bristled. He said anybody who calls me a game manager doesn't actually watch the tape, which I love the answer. I loved his kind of saltiness. Didn't play very well last week.

I think he'll get a bounce back as well. And Mark, appreciate you taking the time to hop on three times Super Bowl champ, multiple time Pro Bowl analyst for Fox. Hey, where can people find out more information about watching the game, eating good during the game?

Where can they follow you? OK, you can check me out. I'm on, you know, social medias at Mark Schlerith, both on X and on Instagram. But as far as the TV and all that stuff is concerned, LG dot com, you can check it out there. Farm rich dot com for your great snack board ideas and then Wal-Mart dot com for the ramen and the Nissen foods.

Great spicy firewalk packets. Well, listen, man, you enjoy it all. Happy birthday to you again. Many more to you.

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It's the J.R. Sport Brief show here with you on CBS Sports Radio. Thank you so much to Mark Schlerath for joining us on the other side of the break. Always good to talk to a Super Bowl champion. Football analyst always gives us the great quotes, the great opinions. Ryan, did you did you hear his excellent analysis when it comes down to why these owners are hiring these young offensive coordinators? Did you did you like what he said?

I did. And I think he's spot on. You know, nothing gets you gets the blood flowing more than offensive football and these young guys and their smart minds. Yeah, I didn't think he would describe it that way. He's basically said he called he called the young offensive coordinators of Viagra for, you know, old owners. And I get it.

It turns them on. So maybe that's why Bill Belichick doesn't have a job. That's because every owner is looking for the quote unquote hot young guy to run the team specifically. And this is absolutely terrible.

And not to go from making light of a funny comment into something that is absolutely terrible. Ryan, I know you saw this news about Vince McMahon and the WWE today. I can't say it's hard to believe, but Vince McMahon, accused of sex trafficking and abuse and paying off a former employee and trying to pass her off to other employees of the WWE allegedly. This is all alleged passing her off to someone reportedly to be allegedly Brock Lesnar.

It's just I wish I could be shocked. But when you're Vince McMahon and you know, one of your on air storylines involves your daughter, you know, being a sexual object or, you know, telling Trish Stratus to bark like a dog in the ring or starting a kiss my ass club. When that is your type of, you know, humor and on air entertainment, it's just tough to be shocked or surprised at anything involving Vince McMahon. We know this has been a big week for the WWE as we talked about it on on Monday. Netflix getting into the streaming business, getting into action, paying the WWE a half a billion dollars a year for the next 10 years to broadcast Monday Night Raw.

So not the greatest news on the heels of this. Maybe this is WWE trying to put the positive news out before this came out and broke. Vince McMahon doesn't have sole control over the WWE anymore. Obviously, TKO is the new entity that owns it as well as the the UFC. And Vince McMahon, he's the executive chairman. I wonder how much longer he holds that position.

TKO put out a kind of a press report, press announcements, a variety saying that, you know, we are going to look into these terrible, awful allegations. And Vince isn't the owner anymore. But I don't think that changes anything.

It still is. It's dirty. There's there's no other word that I could use to describe it. Vince McMahon is 78 years old. He doesn't have control. It's like he's lived his life and had his fun. And what's it to him?

He got all the money in the world. He's going to disappear. As far as I'm concerned, like this is this is civil. I haven't seen anything about any criminal activity yet or criminality. And so what's he going to do? You're going to throw Vince McMahon in prison for the rest of his life? I'm not going to say that that that won't be the case. This is just a lawsuit, man. And so we'll see what happens here. No, no shock, Ryan. Right. Unfortunately, no. Some of the details I will say are definitely shocking.

But overall, like you said, with kind of persona, other things, not exactly. You fall out of your seat. Wow. I can't believe that person is accused of doing this. It's wild.

You got dudes in power. You know, to be quite frank and honest, I don't know if. And look, there's not a human being walking a face on the earth that's that's perfect.

Not by any stretch of the imagination. Last year. And I'm used to passing him by. I've taken photos with him. I've seen him before.

And there's not a human being that I 100 percent agree with everything on. I'm talking about Dana White and after what took place last year where he was on camera, you know, smacking his wife, it don't matter if she hit him or hit him first, like out publicly. And whether it's in public or private, the guy's putting his hands on his wife and then he's just like, oh, it's a private matter. And if you cancel me, fine, I get it. I understand. Well, for me personally, you know, I don't want to ever talk to Dana White again. I don't I don't ever want to hear from the folks at UFC, hey, do you want to talk to Dana White? Like the answer is no. You know, people can do whatever the hell that they want to do.

He's just not someone that I can I can chat with. And to be honest, I I guess I've seen enough of the WWE in my life. You know, it's going to be tough to look at this and just go, wow, damn, this is the man who started it. And just quite ironic that the dudes who sit at the top of the totem pole and the guys who have all the power when it comes to these organizations, whether it be a Dana White or Vince McMahon, they can just wake up and do whatever the hell that they want to do. It's pretty disgusting is is the word. But we know what happens when you got money and power.

You can go out there and get away with a lot. 8 5 5 2 1 2 4 CBS. That's 8 5 5 2 1 2 4 CBS is the J.R. sport brief show. Let's go ahead to Dallas, Texas, right now and talk to David. David, you're on CBS sports radio.

What's going on? Hey, J.R., I'm sorry, but the Falcons have just made a terrible hire with Raheem Morris. He's not the best one they could have got for their structure. They could have got Bobby Slowik. They need a quarterback. They need somebody could evaluate quarterback, somebody who developed quarterbacks at best. Raheem Morris is going to make the Falcons jet south. They'll have a great defense and they'll be up here trying to win 21 to 17 every week. Now, that's that very well might be the case.

That's that's a prediction, not not a fact. And thank you, David, for calling from Dallas. You know, as we just discussed with Mark Schlereth, yeah, everybody wants the hot, young offensive coordinator to lead the way. And so whether you're Slowik and you've had success now with someone like Stroud or whether you happen to be Johnson coming out of Detroit and you just went out there and fixed golf. Like, I think we have to come to reality when it comes down to coaches. You're only as good as the players you work with.

And sure, absolutely. Let's bring in a quarterback coach, an offensive mind who can mold whoever X, Y, Z is going to be as coach. But that's not to say that someone who's an offensive coordinator is going to be best set to develop and actually work and coach the team. Let me tell you something. Raheem Morris, can anybody tell me today with certainty who the offensive coordinator is going to be?

Can anybody do so? I think the answer is no, unless you're Raheem Morris or you're part of the Falcons. Can anybody tell me today who the quarterbacks coach is going to be for the Atlanta Falcons? Nobody can tell me that unless you happen to be Raheem Morris or the Atlanta Falcons.

And so if you're not in favor of the move or think it's the wisest one, I understand that. But it's not like the Falcons today have a quarterback. It's not like they have an offensive coordinator. It's not like they have a quarterbacks coach. And so we can all talk in a million circles about putting the cart before the horse as to who is coaching the team. The most important thing is who's going to be throwing the ball.

And yes, you need someone to work with him to help mold him. But I don't think it needs to be the offensive coordinator. I think as fans, a lot of times we get so caught up in who's coaching the team and who's not coaching the team and who you bring in. And there's so many conversations about offensive coordinators that people have never heard of. And they just maybe popped up over the past several months, over the past several years. I mean, in the case of Dave Canellas, this man was an offensive coordinator for one season, one solid year with Baker Mayfield and a bunch of seasons, starting off as the strength and conditioning coach and becoming a quarterbacks coach in Seattle that all of a sudden he gets a job with the Panthers.

And so what am I supposed to think? Oh, my God. Dave Canellas helped Russell Wilson have a great year.

Oh, my God. Dave Canellas helped, excuse me, Baker Mayfield have an amazing year. And so what is he supposed to do?

Replicate that with Bryce Young? It's not always the case. There's so much that goes into place. I'm not mad at the hiring of Raheem Morris because he is the coach, the head coach of the football team, not just the offense. Am I mad at anybody who hires an offensive minded head coach?

No, I think it's a good idea. But for the Falcons, I'll tell you this much. A lot of it doesn't matter, especially the fact that you've got somebody with experience, someone who's won a championship.

Let me know. And I said it three times at the beginning of the show. I'm going to repeat it again. Let me know who is throwing the football for these Atlanta Falcons come September. Then talk to me about who is working with said quarterback. I don't care if he's coming out of LSU or if he will be coming from the Chicago Bears. I don't care if he's a veteran that we haven't thought of. Talk to me when they have the quarterback.

That's going to be the most important thing to do. And to say that Raheem Morris is a terrible hire. Tell me who's throwing the football first. And I'll tell you where I think the Falcons will go. I mean, quite frankly, where did they go this year?

Nowhere. There are people here in Atlanta saying, oh, Ritter is going to be good. Some people saying, oh, he's going to be bad. How about the thing that made the most sense was to go, we don't know what he's going to be.

But based on what we've seen, oh, he'd have to grow a lot. Well, he did it. He was up and he was there. And now he's gone. It's the J.R. Sportbree show here with you on CBS Sports Radio. I want to tell you this. You can stream the NFL on Westwood One for free, sponsored by AutoZone.

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