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February 14, 2024 9:06 pm

Does NFL playoff overtime rules need to change? l Doug Whaley, former NFL GM l Calls on the NFL

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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. Sport re-show here with you on CBS Sports Radio. I'm coming to you live from Atlanta, Georgia. Thank you so much to super producer and host Ryan Hickey.

He's holding down for us on the boards in New York City. I'll be rolling with you for the next three hours. It's a four-hour show. I get started every single weekday at 6 p.m. Eastern, 3 Pacific. So if you're on the East Coast, the West Coast, down South, Midwest, Canada, mountains, desert, everything in between. Hello, Alaska. Hello, Hawaii. What's up, Mexico?

All my friends who somehow, someway listen in Europe. Thank you so, so much. You can always tune in on the free Odyssey app, your local CBS Sports Radio affiliate, Sirius XM Channel 158, and everybody locked in on a smart speaker, you can go ahead and take a listen there as well.

Okay. Unfortunately, what was supposed to be good news in a celebratory moment today in Kansas City devolved into another tragedy as the Kansas City Chiefs post Super Bowl parade, post victory rally, post ceremony. Right at the conclusion, there was unfortunately another deadly shooting right outside of Union Station. One person has been reported to be deceased. There are 20 plus people who were injured, including multiple children.

As of recently, there was a press conference held about 20 minutes ago. There are three individuals in police custody. We don't have any additional details as relates to motive, but certainly not what anyone expected going in to celebrate the Kansas City Chiefs and their parade. The Kansas City Chiefs put out a statement thanking law enforcement for making sure everyone is fine. They said everyone related and involved in the organization is okay. There were reportedly 800,000 people in attendance at the rally, and amongst those 800,000 people, they're said to be at least or approximately 800 officers there to to help obviously help manage and moderate this event and keep people safe. It appears that whoever gots to shooting or whatever individuals gots to shooting, they did it in in plain sight, didn't care about the officers. Patrick Mahomes shot out a message, put out a message on social media on X. He basically said, praying for Kansas City and the players were having a good old time. And it's unfortunate this has to end in just another shooting tragedy, not in Kansas City, but overall, unfortunately, in the United States of America. So we'll keep you updated as we continue on with the show to see if we get additional news.

I'm sure that maybe we won't have additional news until tomorrow or several days after this. Right before we went to break, we told you about Steve Wilkes. Now he is the former defensive coordinator for the San Francisco 49ers. As Ryan Hickey pointed out, they had some difficult starts here in the postseason, both against the Green Bay Packers and against the Detroit Lions. And now he has gotten the boot.

I would go a little bit deeper than that. I would say that Kyle Shanahan got a little bit of beef with him or maybe vice versa. So he will be looking for a new defensive coordinator after one season. We know D'Amico Ryan's left last year and he found a whole lot of success. He found playoff success or at least going to the playoffs with the Houston Texans and C.J.

Stroud, who they selected number two overall in the draft last year. As we continue on with the show, it is Wednesday, which means I am going to share with you a new top six list based on the game this past Sunday. We know that the Kansas City Chiefs, they have established themselves as a brand new dynasty, a growing dynasty.

We know they want to add on and do more. And so when we get here about an hour from now, I want to talk to you about just really some of the best dynasties that we have ever witnessed and seen in the world of sports. I'm thinking about teams, team sports, teams that have come by and just dominated the competition for multiple years. And so we have that conversation coming up in an hour and about 15 minutes from now, we're going to have a conversation with Doug Whaley. He's a former Buffalo Bills general manager. Get his insight on dynasties and building.

And then at one point in time, he also worked with the XFL in a managerial position. So Doug Whaley is going to come through and join us in 15 minutes. But I do want to bring bring this to light amongst or outside, I should say, of Steve Wilkes getting the boot. Steve Wilkes getting fired, no longer defensive coordinator of the San Francisco 49ers that, yeah, there's been a lot of heat on Kyle Shanahan. And for the past two days, it's revolved around whether or not his players were aware of the overtime rules, of which several said they were not. Kyle Shanahan's defense of it yesterday. Kyle Shanahan said, well, I make the decisions. I spoke to the analytics department. My coaches spoke to the players.

I didn't necessarily need to do it. And then just as his overall approach to receive the ball and just giving it to Patrick Mahomes to just win it on a last second drive, which is what they did. Now, one thing we know about technology is that cameras everywhere. Everybody's just about miked up. There are no secrets.

There's nothing hidden. The NFL can continue to monetize it in a fun way where we can certainly go ahead and talk about it. And so we know that inside the NFL films has done a tremendous job for decades in documenting Super Bowls and big games.

And Sunday was no different. And we actually got released footage from inside the NFL that that takes a look at the 49ers decision to receive the ball and the Kansas City Chiefs decision to just say, wow, we're shocked that they're doing this. In the clip that you're about to hear, you're going to hear Kyle Shanahan go, yeah, yeah, yeah, we want the ball. You're going to hear Patrick Mahomes go, y'all are doing what we want. You'll hear Travis Kelce go, yeah, you're doing what we want. And then you're going to hear you check who plays for the 49ers go, oh, I didn't I didn't know that that was a rule.

Take a listen to this courtesy inside the NFL. We want the ball, Fred. San Francisco, you were still the visitors. What did you call? Tails again. You called Tails again.

It is Tails. You want the ball, which maybe you want to get. We're going to kick that way.

San Francisco, receive first and over pound. Good luck, gentlemen. They want it. They want the ball. They want it. Hey, they want it. They want it, baby. We want them to have the ball. They want it, they can have it. Hey, even if we score a touchdown, they still get the ball.

I didn't know that. If we won the toss, we were going to kick off too. We got what we wanted. Yeah. Shock.

Surprise. They basically played right and directly into their hands. And it's just it's it's mind numbing. Like why why do you want to give the ball to Patrick Mahomes to just just eat you alive? Like he's the one quarterback.

And I say this all the time. I put quarterbacks in three categories. It's the ones that you fear. At the end of the game, you don't want them to have the ball. They are the quarterbacks who you are afraid from the beginning of the game before the game even starts, that they are just absolutely going to throw the game away by throwing the ball to the other team. And then there are quarterbacks who are just just in the middle on any given Sunday.

You don't know whether they're going to win you to game or lose you to game. Well, I think we know what category Patrick Mahomes falls in. He is in the best category is one of the guys that you have to fear.

And I put him at the top of that list, flat and period. And it looked like we were going to be on our way to another overtime if they didn't get the job done. But having said that, clock was running and the Chiefs got it done before the clock expired. Now, me personally. Don't care. Someone who thinks the clock issue needs to be adjusted, someone who's not a fan of the clock running. It's Tiki Barber.

I don't know. Maybe Tiki wants it to be like college. Let's take a listen to what Tiki had to say about these new overtime rules in the NFL playoffs.

This is from WFA in New York. The new NFL overtime rule in the playoffs is nonsense. Oh, it's absolute nonsense.

Really? OK. To make the clock mean nothing is nonsense. So you think the clock should have ended the game? The clock has to end the game.

I understand why they do it this way, because you want to be fair. But it takes all urgency out of football. Some of the greatest moments in the NFL. It's end of half Hail Mary's or end of half urgency to get a get in the field goal position. We're going to move the ball 40 yards, get to the 35 yard line, run the kicker out there, kick a field goal. We go into halftime. We have momentum. That's urgency. Why?

Because there's a clock ticking down. Let's think about the end of game. You get into overtime in the playoffs and you take all of that and you just throw it away. All right. You're guaranteed a possession. If your possession takes, you know, 22 minutes.

Good luck. Right. Because guess what? The other team is going to get a possession, too. The clock has no purpose. Like, I hate that because football in my mind is it's competing against the component of the opponent, but it's also competing against like these forces that constrain you. Right. And it's the field. It's the it's the officials. And it's the clock. And over time in the in the NFL playoffs, they have neutered the clock. And it makes no sense to me.

Yeah, I don't agree. I mean, that's that's why we got regulation. It's it's regulation. That's why we have a clock and regulation. If you can't get the job done and regulation, it in essence moves into the sudden death. And the clock does serve a purpose.

The clock, you're not fighting the clock. That was the point in regulation. I think going into into the the overtime period, there are breaks. You know, I don't think it'll ever happen because the players will be gassed.

I think they will be tired. Overtime in the playoffs is is like an additional game. You you can keep going and going into additional quarters. We will not see it. But they could have gone into a second overtime and played another 15 minutes and then they could have had almost a third overtime. And I mean, you got breaks in between each, quote unquote, overtime, similar to you have or similar as you do in quarters. Are we going to get that? I don't think so. I mean, we can look at the faces of the San Francisco 49ers as their defense was being walked down the field.

These dudes were gassed. And so, hey, I know Tiki. I like Tiki. I got no problem with Tiki.

But I disagree with him. I like the fact that it can be sudden death. I got no problem with how they've adjusted the rules at all.

I think it's actually better that another team gets the rock and that it ends. What are we supposed to do? You don't play until the last last second.

Just just run all the way. And no, it's it's the point of regulation. If you can't get the job done. If nobody has the upper hand after 60 minutes, it's very, very simple. The rules have now changed. They've been adjusted. Go for the jugular and the clock is outside of is out the window outside of having structure to have another overtime and basically give everybody a quick rest before you do it again.

And in the case of the Super Bowl in the playoffs, where you're going to have a winner, man, we ain't going to three and four overtimes. It's just beyond me. Hickey, what are your thoughts? Do you care at all? I do care. That's partly I mean, I do care about a lot of stupid things, to be honest.

So this would fall in there. I never thought of what Tiki was saying until I heard him say it. And now that I think about it, I like what he's saying, to be honest. Like, I don't I was never a proponent of giving both teams the ball.

I didn't think it was necessary. I thought both would happen to Mahomes against the Patriots in twenty eighteen and then Josh out in the bills and was at twenty twenty one whenever when they both couldn't touch the ball and lost. For me, it's like partly like that's what you get for having bad defenses. If your defense can't get a stop. I don't think you should automatically be rewarded or had that not mean as much by the other offense getting the ball no matter what. I kind of like the fact that a touchdown would lose the game. It's a touchdown, not saying three points.

It's a full if you can't stop the other team in the biggest drive of the game from going right down the field, you don't deserve to win. And so Tiki saying, if you're going to give both teams a ball, I don't hate the idea that you get one quarter if the clock runs out and it's tied. OK, we go to second overtime. But if the forty niners, let's say, took eight and a half minutes of overtime, they kick a field goal. And now Patrick Holmes has it and he only has a minute and a half to score to their Senate double overtime or try to win the game. I think like that should matter because your defense should get penalized if they couldn't, you know, get off the field for eight and a half minutes of overtime. Yeah.

What if Patrick Mahomes and the Chiefs don't score in the third second, they lose. And so the clock does matter. It does serve a purpose.

You got 15 minutes to get the job done. If you don't do it, you lost. Yeah. But if what's the what's the point of fighting up?

What am I missing here? Fighting up against the clock. If they don't score, they lose.

Right. But like it also adds to Tiki's point, urgency where it's like, I mean, they scored with what, I think, three seconds left in overtime. The Meikle-Harman touchdown. Three seconds left. But like, if let's just say the game ended, that I think changes the strategy. And like if you weren't going to, let's just say the second quarter of overtime, quote unquote, if it was, hey, these three seconds expire. If you don't score, the game's over. Just like kind of what we saw at the end of regulation, that changed the way the Chiefs approached, you know, their play calling where they were a little bit more conservative because they knew, look, we got to get a field goal here to at least extend this game. I wonder if their play calling changes if instead of just rolling over to the second quarter, those six seconds keep ticking.

It's like, oh, my God, we got to, you know, we'll kick the field goal now and play for double overtime. Yeah, I just I just don't think that that if that's the case, why why should we have the same rules as regulation? Isn't the fact of going into overtime, isn't it supposed to be different?

Isn't it supposed to be approached as, hey, you, neither one of y'all got the job done regulation. And so now we're going to alter the rules in that in that how it is or how it should be? I know I agree, which is why I was proponent for if you want to have a touchdown and the game like the other team's not guaranteed possession.

I'm all for it. I think that should end the game. Honestly, if your defense can't get a stop, I'm not here for both teams getting the ball no matter what.

I don't like that strategy. Yeah, it when it when they first changed it up, I had that same thought. It's like, hey, why are we changing the rules? Because the Buffalo Bills didn't get the ball.

This is what we've been looking at forever. Why do we have to go about adjusting things now? But when you got these high stakes back and forth games, I think something as simple as, hey, I got my chance and then you got yours. And hey, offense, defense, everybody's side of the ball has their chance to get the job done. It's like tough. You screwed up.

You should have got the job done in regulation. Let's see if the NFL changes the rule. I doubt it based on the fact that they they just did eight five five two one two for CBS. When we come back from break, we're going to have a conversation with someone who used to run the Buffalo Bills. Doug Whaley is going to join us as the chair. Our sport we show here with you on CBS Sports Radio. It's also a good opportunity to let you know that this past Sunday, Popeye's fans watched the perfect pairing of Popeye's commercial during the big game and their new lineup of crispy on the outside. Juicy on the inside wings. Order any of their five delicious flavors today.

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Oh, sorry. One retired quarterback returns to claim what's his. 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. There's joy in every journey.

Twenty twenty four Santa Fe available early twenty twenty four. You're listening to the J.R. sport brief on CBS Sports Radio. It's the J.R. sport show here with you on CBS Sports Radio. We know quite a day in the world of sports, quite a day in Kansas City. It certainly has been an eventful week all the way from the Super Bowl to the terrible events today.

Following this shooting in Kansas City post parade. We also have NFL news. We've learned that the 49ers things continue to go on in their world following the loss.

No longer Steve Wilkes. We got a lot of folks looking forward to the draft. And so, yeah, the NFL world does not stop. It continues on joining us right now on the line. We're chatting it up with someone who was a former general manager for the Buffalo Bills, pro personnel coordinator for the Pittsburgh Steelers. He is now working with the newly formed U.F.L.

at his western Pennsylvania zone, Doug Whaley. Doug, thank you for taking the time. Appreciate you, man. Thanks for having me.

And like you said, hearts and prayers and good vibes going to all the victims of that horrible incident in Kansas City. And most certainly. And we know football is and you played that the game has been a part of your life just flattened, period. This it's it's communal.

It's community. A lot of times the people that you're in the locker room with you, you spend more time with them. You spend more time at the office than you're all your own folks and family. And the Chiefs put out a message saying that, you know, all of their players were accounted for. We know that there is not one life more valuable than the next. But can you just talk about how tightly woven, you know, teams can be, especially those months when you start going from July until January and possibly February?

Yeah. And you said it. To me, sports in general is the one medium in this world that can cross pollinate people from different socioeconomic backgrounds, different religious backgrounds, different colors, different creeds. But you're coming together to accomplish one goal. And everybody is sacrificing time with their family, sacrificing effort, sacrificing blood, sweat and tears to, like I said, reach that common goal. And that is to be the best at what you do. And that's in this case is winning a Super Bowl and an NFL championship. And to be able to everybody lay down their differences at the door and really buy into one agenda.

And accomplish that above everybody else that is in the world. It's something that you can't really put in the words. And it's funny to me because I hear people say, you just won the Super Bowl.

How does that feel? I'm just not eloquent enough and I wasn't an English major to put it in the words. But I would just always say like this. If your ultimate goal was it was accomplished and you were crowned the best in the world at something.

That's what it feels like. But you put so much effort into it. And in a team sport, it's not just individual. You have to share it with your teammates.

That's what makes it so special. The former NFL exec Doug Whaley is here with us. The chair of our sport re-show on CBS Sports Radio. We know the Kansas City Chiefs, they walked away with another Vince Lombardi on Sunday. And we know the 49ers are now in the aftermath. Kyle Shanahan answering questions about the big game.

Can he win the big game? We know that Steve Wilkes was let go. Are there any additional changes that you see coming with the Niners? And what are your thoughts on the release of Steve Wilkes?

I look at it this way. I would see no major changes coming. Maybe some minor tweaks here. Obviously whoever comes in as their defensive coordinator may bring a couple staff members. But I mean, they made it to the Super Bowl.

So there's minor tweaks I couldn't see. And I was surprised that he let Steve Wilkes go. You would want to try to run it back and just learn from the lessons and the mistakes that you made throughout the year. But more importantly, in that game. So to me, it's not a sense of urgency and not a sense of panic as in to make wholesale changes. I would think it would be more fine-tuning and learning to how to take that next step.

Or if you're in that position again, be able to make different calls. So hopefully for a different outcome. Well, Doug, we know with success comes more problems. We know with more money comes more problems. Biggie told us that a long time ago. We learned today before the tragedy, Chris Jones yelled to everybody that he's going to return, that he's going to come back.

Not not not a guarantee there. What are your thoughts on the Kansas City Chiefs moving forward? What do they need to do roster wise to get back to the spot next year?

Well, I look at it this way. When you have the best quarterback in the league and you're paying them like that, the onus really is on the GM and the personnel to really stack that roster with, I wouldn't say cheap, but inexpensive talent. And you do that through the draft because when you look at it in totality, besides your quarterback, you could probably pay three other positions. And if Chris Jones is one of them, Travis Kelce and they may be able to play someone else on the offensive line.

Other than that, you have to be able to hit on all of your draft choices. But more importantly, that fourth through seventh round. And that's where you get your special teams guys.

That's where you get your backup guys that if injuries happen, then you can have them come in. And the level of expectation hasn't dipped. And they've done that in the past. Look at Rice. Look at Pacheco.

All those guys they've hit on in the later rounds. And that's why they can continue that success. If you start paying your quarterback in your franchise quarterback. And that's why everybody talks about the window of making a run with a quarterback on a rookie deal, because you can surround them with some high priced veterans or pay your second contract guys the premium. But once you start paying that quarterback, you have to be very judicious on where you spend your money.

But like I said, you really have to hit on that draft. Well, Doug, having said that and with your experience running the Buffalo Bills, it makes me automatically think about Brock Purdy, who we know is still on a minimum and there might come a point in time where they're going to have to pay him 40, 45. I guess this this upcoming year will dictate how much he's going to get paid. How is that going to adjust things in San Francisco if he continues to have the same type of success? If he continues having the same type of success, then the onus has to be on two things.

One from him going to from him transforming to what everybody says a game manager to being that guy like Patrick Mahomes. Because, again, you won't be able to put all those exceptionally talented pieces around him. And without those exceptionally talented pieces, the onus goes on his back. So he's got to be the reason why they win after he gets paid instead of the reason why he's helping the team win.

And that's the difference. And that's why those guys that get paid so much money, who much is given, much is expected. And that's why it is important for him to fast track his development. So when he is getting paid, people will stop having that conversation of, oh, it's because of the system.

Oh, it's because of the people around them. Oh, it's because of the coach and the play calling. No, it's going to be about him if he develops that way. But when it's about him, it truly has to be him to propel them just like Patrick Mahomes did with Kansas City Chiefs.

Think about early in the season. Their offense wasn't clicky. The specialists around him were not playing very well. And they got rid of Tyreek Hill. But in the end, when it came down to it, it was Patrick Mahomes putting that team on his debt back with Kelsey and taking them to the promised land.

And that's why you pay that guy the money he gets paid. Former Bills exec Doug Whaley is here with us, the chair of SportBeSure on CBS Sports Radio. Man, you were there with the Buffalo Bills and you helped usher in the current era that they're in now, whether it be working with Sean McDermott. And we also now see the quarterback who is there in Josh Allen. What are your thoughts on the Buffalo Bills and how do they get past the boogeyman of Mahomes? I hate to say it, but the Buffalo Bills and Josh Allen are basically you name any basketball player that was great that played in the Jordan areas.

They're just going up against Michael Jordan. And that's unfortunate because if he, Josh Allen and the Buffalo Bills, you take that team and put him and that team in any other era, they would be going to at least one to maybe multiple Super Bowls. It's just unfortunate across the whole AFC and the whole NFL that they are just in the era of Patrick Mahomes. And I can't sit here and tell you what else they could do because everybody's like, well, they didn't run the ball before. And those last five or six games when Cook got going, they started running the ball. Then it was, well, they didn't have enough design runs for Josh Allen to be Josh Allen in the playoffs. He started running the ball.

He stopped turning it over. So he was doing everything they can. But when you come against the greatest of all time, it doesn't matter what you do.

He's the greatest of all time. So it's unfortunate, again, not only for Buffalo, but for the whole NFL right now. Well, Doug, we see some teams that have kind of been in that space of Mahomes haven't been able to get over the hump, whether it's the Bills or the Ravens. And there are some some other teams in the AFC, maybe in their own division, that in the future might start punching them around just a little bit. We know Harbaugh joining the Chargers. We know Antonio now full time with the Raiders.

Do you see any type of shift? Anybody going up? Anybody going down in the next season? Well, I look at when I look at a team, I look straight at the quarterback. So for me, if if the Chargers would be the one that could with John with Harbaugh and the quarterback Herbert, that is a team I could see giving the Kansas City a true legitimate push, just like the Buffalo Bills do every year.

It's a dogfight. And with the quarterback position, you have to start there. And they have a quarterback that has shown talent in the past. Now he's got to be able to put that talent in a position to lead his team to battle against the titans of AFC West, which is the Kansas City Chiefs and Patrick Mahomes. That right now would be with Jim Harbaugh coming in there. The one team that I think could battle them for supremacy of AFC West. Doug Whaley here with us, former Buffalo Bills executive. I know you're Pittsburgh through and through, Doug. I got to ask you about them Steelers. You talk about quarterback and we know that Tomlin is back. We know that they still have to find a QB.

How do they remedy that? What are some of their best options? Well, I mean, you got to look at one, you got to look in the draft. I think that's got to be an option that they really look at. Two is bringing in a veteran.

So you have that. You have a third year guy in Kenny Pickett that's still trying to get his footing and live up to his potential of being the 20th pick in the first round. Bring in a veteran. A lot of people are saying Tannehill with the natural connection with Arthur Smith, the new offensive coordinator, and then maybe even a younger guy in the draft. So you'll have three different levels and different distinct quarterback types because when you look at their roster, especially I think they had either the highest or second highest played defense, what it's aging. They have talent at the skill positions with Pickens and with Fryermuth and Najee Harris. And so those pieces are there and Deontay Johnson. It's just they have to get a competent to above competent quarterback play to really have a puncher's chance.

Now that's easier said than done. I always say football is an easy game if you have a quarterback, but it's a hard thing to find that quarterback. So this is going to be a very influential offseason for them. And more importantly, for Kenny Pickett's quarterback development. Now, do they bring back Mason Rudolph, which obviously won their last three games, propelled them into the playoffs?

Now, that goes in another dynamic. Does bringing back Mason Rudolph divide that locker room with some of them behind Pickens and some of them behind Mason? That's the type of stuff that us from the outside can speculate and you really don't know until you're inside that building and inside those walls to be able to make the correct decision on that. Former NFL exec Doug Whaley here with us, the chair of sport on CBS Sports Radio.

You would be very well familiar with all the the politics, etc. You're now also working with the newly formed a U.F.L. Filison on that. Well, we're looking at being a part of the football ecosystem, and obviously the NFL is one of the few sports that doesn't have a minor league system. And for us, we're looking at just being a faction of this overall macro sport that we all love and be able to, as I say, do one or two things. Give people springboard to go to the ultimate goal, which is NFL. We're not only talking players, we're talking officials, we're talking coaches, we're talking scouts, we're talking performance, we're talking medical trainers, all those guys.

Or still have, if they don't get to that level, have a soft landing where they can say, I reached the ultimate goal and play professional football, but also have an income coming in and decide what they want to do later on in their life after two or three years. So between helping just grow the game and helping people achieve what they've always wanted to achieve since they're little, we think it's a great addition to the American sports scene. And as they say, what's better than football? More football. OK. We appreciate that. And thank you, Doug, for sharing that information. What are we looking like when it comes to launch and being able to tune in?

Where can people find out more to keep up to date? OK. Camp starts the 23rd of this month. Our first opening weekend will be March 30th and 31st. We'll be on Fox, ESPN, ABC and ESPN2.

So you can see us. We'll have a 10 game season starting March 30th in first of June, have a week of playoffs and a championship game in the middle of June. So please turn tune in. If you're in any of the cities that we have franchises, we will be playing in market as family friendly fun.

And it's cheap. And it's something I think you should just like I said, there'll be some names that you know and some names you don't know. But there'll be some names that you may discover that go into the NFL or stay there and produce at a high level.

But it would definitely be entertaining. Awesome, Doug. I appreciate you taking the time. I know not necessarily the best of circumstances, but I thank you for your time and providing your expertise. Thank you. No doubt.

Thanks for having me any time, my man. There you go. That is Doug Whaley, former executive in the NFL, helped construct and put together the Buffalo Bills, is right out of Pittsburgh and is also now an executive with the UFL. You're listening to the J.R. sport. We show here with you on CBS Sports Radio.

The UFL isn't the only new creation in the world of sports. Adam Silver. We all know that the NBA All-Star Game is going to go down this Sunday and this weekend.

All the festivities in Indianapolis. Well, Adam Silver spoke. He started speaking to the media. He had a chat with Pat McAfee and Adam Silver gave us an update on something else that might mean do specifically in the NBA.

I'll fill you in on what it is on the other side. It's the J.R. sport re-show on CBS Sports Radio. I'm Tony and this is the Tony Kornheiser show. Well, that makes it sound a bit more serious than it really is. So what exactly is the show about? Been almost 30 years and I still don't know. Right now, we have some of the best voices in football come on to explain to us what we need to know in the college and pro world. And we get weekly picks from a monkey.

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It's eight five five two one two four CBS. Thank you so much to former NFL executive Doug Whaley for joining us in the last break. Some great conversations surrounding the potential futures of teams like the San Francisco 49ers who relieve their defensive coordinator Steve Wilks of his job today. Talked about what things might happen with Brock Purdy.

Look at or take a look at the champions now two time champion. Kansas City Chiefs looked at the Buffalo Bills, the team he formerly ran, talked about the Steelers and the Chargers. And we got some great information and insight from a former executive in the NFL. And now he's working with the U.F.L., which is going to be launching very, very soon. So if you're not tired of football and you want more, the U.F.L.

is going to be in action soon. If you missed that interview with Doug Whaley, please go ahead and hit rewind on the free Odyssey app at the top of the hour. It's going to be time to share with you a new top six list. I told you the Kansas City Chiefs. Yes, this iteration has won three championships. It won two consecutive championships next year. They're going to be going for three consecutive championships. You can consider the Kansas City Chiefs to be a dynasty.

Easy. I'm going to give you a top six list of some of the best dynasties that we have seen in the world of sports. That top six list is coming at the top of the hour. I also mentioned Adam Silver. Looks like he has some news that he wants to be sharing about the the NBA and potential expansion.

But I think let's get to that app after the top six list. Eight five five two one two four CBS Kingfish is calling from Arkansas. You're on the JR Sport Show.

Yeah. Hey, JR. Hey, you before you had your gentleman from Buffalo, you were talking about the the overtime and how it was confusing. And I want to say something that that the we don't have a problem with the athletes, with the quarterbacks. They're good enough to beat Mahomes.

We have a problem with the coaching, with situational coaching. Them firing the defensive coordinator was not the reason they lost the game. It's all to you specifically where they lost the game. It was the last possession of the game before overtime where 49ers had the ball down there. They had a third. They ran it twice. They first down, they got six yards on the first time. They ran the exact same play on the second down, which they shouldn't have done. They should just run it on the opposite side. But they ran the same play.

They got stuff. So they had third and four. Well, it's two minutes to go. What you got to do at that point, you do not want to give Mahomes the ball ever again, either at the end of the game or you don't want to give him a guaranteed possession in overtime because he's the favorite. So at the point where they had third and four, if Shanahan wanted to take the Bulls by the horn, that was the opportunity to win the game. You've got two downs to get four yards. You can run it with McCaffrey on either side. You get that first down. You run out the clock. You kick a field goal.

You win the Super Bowl. Why would you want to give it back to Mahomes? You know Mahomes with four downs is going to get either a field goal or a touchdown, a regulation.

And then if he only gets the field goal in overtime, you're giving him another possession of which he has the advantage. So I've seen this happen three times in the last six years where these coaches do not play to win. They they they kick the field goal. They give the ball back and then they just wishful thinking, hope hope something's going to work out. And I just I don't think it's the players. It's the coaching.

These guys make too much money to be making these kind of decisions. And then he fires the defensive coordinator to take the heat for it. I don't think he fired him specifically to take the heat for it. I think he fired Steve Wilkes because they have some beef that we probably aren't privy to. And if you take a look and dive into the stats and dive into the numbers, it's without a shadow of a doubt.

Their performance here in the playoffs defensively wasn't up to par with what their average was throughout the course of the year. Now, you just heard this from Doug Whaley as well. Is that a reason to have fired him?

I don't I don't think so. You know, Hickey said that he thinks it's it's deserved. Now, what do they do next year? I have no idea because the buck is going to stop with Kyle Shanahan, regardless of who's calling plays on offense or defense. There comes a point in time where John Lynch will take a look at him, who also happens to be a defender, as we know. They're going to look at him and just go, man, well, you ain't getting the job done. I just think that that Kyle Shanahan, I know it's ridiculously early. I'm not saying that he's putting one foot in the grave. He might be coaching this team for the next three to five years. Or if he keeps making mistakes and putting his foot in his mouth with his explanations, he's going to be gone sooner than later. So I don't think he's dumping all of this on Wilkes or making him the scapegoat.

But, yeah, when you when you lose changes is certainly inevitable. It's Kingfish. Thank you for calling from Arkansas, man. Thank you.

Thanks. No doubt. Simon is here from Cleveland. You're on the general sport. We show Simon go ahead quickly.

Yeah. How do you what do you think about my Cleveland Cavaliers? I'm real interested to see what the Cavaliers do when we get to postseason time. I know last year they wilted against the New York Knicks. Jared Allen was very clear in saying that the moment was bigger than what they thought it was going to be. That's a tough admission.

You don't really hear that from professional athletes all that much. But with Donovan Mitchell leading the helm. Yeah, the Cavs could potentially win a round or series this this go round when it comes to the playoffs. But I think them, like everybody else, they got to look at the Celtics in the face and then we have to see who outside of Donovan. Mitchell is going to step up. Is it going to be Garland? Is he playing too?

Obviously he is. Do they have enough talent in the front court? I think those are some concerns. I don't I don't get too high on teams when they go on winning streaks because for the most part, unless you're like the Pistons, everybody's going to go on a winning streak. You're going to go on a losing streak, too. So it's not a reason to typically overreact unless unless it's the end of the season, Simon.

So we got to see what happens. Thank you for calling from Cleveland. It's the J.R. sport ratio here with you on CBS Sports Radio. I want you to think O'Reilly Auto Parts for all of your car care needs.

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