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It's 855-212-4CBS. A busy day in the world of sports. Some introductory press conferences in the NFL following the opening of free agency. Derrick Henry spoke. Kirk Cousins spoke. Saquon Barkley spoke. Even had the general manager of the Ravens speak and tell everybody, hey, we're not we're not looking to add Deebo Samuel.

Forget anything and everything that you've heard. We also know that we got a bunch of conference championship games going on all over the country in college basketball as we await selection Sunday in both the men and women's game. And there's more that we're going to get into next hour. We know that spring training is underway. We've had some injuries in Major League Baseball. We've had some guys who've come up a little lame. When I talk to Dr. David Chow, he's going to join us next hour to really break down why some of these pitchers, why we got players who are hurt. And it's it's March or spring training.

I thought she was supposed to come into the training period fresh. We got folks who are hurt already. I mean, sheesh. North Carolina Tar Heels beat the Seminoles 92 to 67 in the quarterfinals of the ACC tournament. I'm just giving you a score that popped up on one of the many screens here in the studio. So we'll keep you up to date on some of these other conference matchups. And here's some other other news items I want to discuss as the show goes on. Aaron Rodgers in the news today trying to, you know, rectify or I should say clarify some statements that were incorrectly attributed to him. Ben Simmons had another back surgery. The commentary surrounding Ben. Well, Ben Simmons will be back ready to go next season. This is pretty laughable to me. And so we got a lot to do.

855-212-4CBS. I did mention last hour, Kirk Cousins at his introductory press conference. There were some people online who didn't appreciate the fact that he mentioned retiring a Falcon, this being a place that he could retire. Well, Kirk Cousins actually sat down with Charles Barkley and he actually clarified what he wanted to do. And Kirk Cousins also let people know that, yeah, I made a lot of money here, but I'm here to win championships.

Listen to what Kirk Cousins said to Charles Barkley. Do you get mad that the first thing people think about is how much money you made? I'm not going to apologize for the fact that it's been a great blessing financially for my family, but in my years in Atlanta, I certainly want it to be about won a Super Bowl and won a lot and that becomes, you know, the last piece of my football career. I really just took the next step all the way through my football career.

It always led to great opportunities when it came to where to play in the contract and my agent handled all that, but it really wasn't the driving force of why I left Washington or how long I stayed in Minnesota or coming to Atlanta. Well, let me say that it pisses me off. Oh, I don't know. Maybe Charles Barkley wants a little bit of a loan to go gambling.

I have no idea. And it is true. If you think about Kirk Cousins, he has a current contract $180 million over four years that he just signed with the Falcons. If I have to continue on and think about what he has made throughout his NFL career up until now, it's $230 million. OK, that is the fourth highest amount that any person has ever made in their career in NFL history.

The only players who have made more money in career earnings are Aaron Rodgers, Matthew Stafford and Russell Wilson. Russell Wilson won himself a Super Bowl. Aaron Rodgers is himself a Super Bowl. Matthew Stafford won himself a Super Bowl. And Kirk Cousins, well, no, no Super Bowl there for Kirk Cousins. He's trying to do it with the Falcons.

And so maybe misery loves company. I know that Mike Zimmer, former head coach of the Minnesota Vikings, not too much of a fan of Kirk Cousins, found him to be a little too, let's just say, careful, too slow to pull the trigger in the postseason. Just, just a little bit.

Just a little bit. Also, you want to talk about contracts? We don't know the financial details because contracts for head coaches and then also contracts for general managers.

They're not necessarily always shared publicly. But the Detroit Lions, after their success last year, going to the NFC Championship game, losing to the 49ers. Oh, by the way, they had what, a 24 to 7 lead. And Dan Campbell didn't want to take points and he's going for didn't want to go for field goals.

People say that he cost them the game. Dan Campbell and Brad Holmes, the GM, they got themselves some contract extensions. They now have deals that will last them through the 2027 season. And I got to give Dan Campbell a lot of credit because this man's first season, he went three and 13. OK, this is the Lions.

Nobody expected anything. Dan Campbell is here. If the Lions keep on losing, that would just be business as usual. The second season, Dan Campbell started the year one and six before the Lions turned things around and went nine and eight.

He was about this close, a hair close to getting the boot. And they turned things around. And then this past season, the Lions, they really turned things around. I just told you they went to the NFC Championship game despite the gambling of Dan Campbell. And we know this.

The Lions are expected once again, if their defense can actually do some work, they're expected to be one of the best teams in the NFC. And at least now we know unless there's a complete disaster that Dan Campbell will be around until 2027. And then we'll probably get more quotes from Dan Campbell because this man is passionate. He's one of the most passionate individuals I've seen in my life. I don't know how much of it has to do with coffee, how much of it has to do with his career in the NFL. But you might remember this. The Lions were highlighted during NFL hard knocks, HBO's hard knocks in 2022.

And well, listen to Dan Campbell talk to everybody why he loves and he emphasizes tackling drills. Listen, I had a couple of you look at me like, what the why are we going live? I swear to God, I'm not a lunatic. I swear to you. And if I absolutely knew we could get to where we need to get without ever putting pads on, I'd do it. I swear to you. I don't want to put anybody in jeopardy. However, I do know this.

The studies say you got to get volume and you got to get intensity before a season comes. You have to. If you don't, I'm not getting you prepared, not only physically for injury, but also for us as a team to get better. But I got a plan. I swear to you. All I think about is you guys. That's all I think about, man.

That's all I think about is you guys and how I set you up for the best possible, the best possible advantage I can give you to have a season. I swear to you, man. I just need you to trust me. That's all.

Please. Well, wow. Hickey, you ready to run through a brick wall? I'm ready to strap it up, put on some pads and tackle nobody, tackle nobody, tackle nobody. I got to give him credit. I mean, from a player's perspective, it appears that the players have his back. You know, even with his gambling ways, I remember how the season ended in that game against the Dallas Cowboys.

It's like, damn it, bro. How many fourth downs do you want to go for? We know against the 49ers, he decided to leave points on the board and try to go for it. Could have been one of the big issues that cost them a legitimate chance of going to the Super Bowl. He is one of the most interesting characters in the entire NFL.

And that also includes his famous commentary where he talked about biting kneecaps and cracking ankles and all of that stuff. So thank you, Dan Campbell, for sticking around. We knew that you were going to be back next year.

And all things considered, unless you get the boot before then, we got this man until 2027. Thank you, Dan Campbell, and the fact that he played in the league and is an all-time tough guy and that he still looks like he can snap every living human being in half. Hey, he got respect for me. 855-212-4CBS.

That's 855-212-4CBS. Let's go to Baltimore and talk to Jonathan. Jonathan, you're on CBS Sports Radio. How you doing, JR? I'm great, Jonathan.

What's on your mind? Ah, just on my mind, it's Kirk Cousins. And listening to you guys on the radio, you guys, when you guys speak of Kirk Cousins, I mean, how, you know, how the media disagrees him and they love him. And I don't understand. And I was a guy who called last year about Lamar when they were just killing this guy. And I don't understand the love that Kirk Cousins gets. We just sit there and said, he made more money than anybody modern day.

And it's on the wall, like you said. And he said he's about to win. He wants to win championships.

But nobody questions open to Washington. He's been to my Minnesota, now Atlanta. This guy has won one playoff victory. Nobody ever mentioned that. One in four.

For some reason. Nah, I don't, I don't think so. I think, nah, you can't say that. It's been done. I haven't heard it once.

I heard it go on the one TV station. Jonathan, I got to ask you this. You ready for this question?

You ready? Are you God? Do you hear everything at all times?

You hear everything? I'm not. I'm limited. I'm missing.

I'm not unlimited. I'm sure. Now, I also am not God and I don't hear everything.

I think I have a good idea of what goes on. I have heard over the years people criticize Kirk Cousins. Hey, right before we went to break, I actually talked about Kirk Cousins and his criticisms. And I said that he's a little too careful in the postseason. I said his former head coach, Mike Zimmer, certainly wasn't a fan of Kirk Cousins.

And so if you were looking for a criticism, I certainly gave you one a few minutes ago. Now, having said that, this is probably more indicative of how difficult it is in the NFL overall to have a good starting quarterback. I don't think anybody is going to wake up on the other side of the pillow, the other side of the bed, the other side of their sleep and tell you that Kirk Cousins is elite. But he is one of the best quarterbacks in the game. And if I have to start thinking about individuals who don't have postseason success or haven't had postseason success, Aaron Rodgers is one of the greatest quarterbacks of all time.

Nobody will dispute that. I know you can look at recent memory and just go, oh, he's saying this or he's a wild dude or he hasn't done. Well, yeah, it's been a while since he won a Super Bowl. And people have talked about how how ineffective he's been in the postseason. Obviously, there's Lamar Jackson. And so right now, yeah, there's more of an acknowledgment of Kirk Cousins joining the team. But please believe the criticism will come. And in reality, it's been there, I'd say, throughout the majority of his career.

I don't think so. But one thing I also look at, I just look at the majority of his career. And I also look at this, not only with the one playoff victory, the other thing they always talk about, oh, you can't stay healthy. This guy got a contract, a guaranteed $100 million contract coming off of Nakeli's injury.

And nobody's seen anything. It's just somehow so seamless that he can get things and no other quarterback. And I'm not going to say no other quarterback because I don't know. All I know is when I look at Justin Fields and I look at Lamar Jackson, you probably know where I'm heading at. It's funny how those guys got to prove everything. This guy has to prove nothing. We're talking about the black, the black, the two black. Well, first of all, one thing that I would- Trump's doing it.

Trump's trying to get our vote. Jonathan, one thing that I will tell you, and I think you would know better than this, let's not put Justin Fields and Lamar Jackson in the same category outside of being black, okay? Because when it comes to football and the football field, the accomplishments, the growth, they are not in the same category.

So I don't think that's fair. Now- We talk about Lamar's accomplishments when it's based on Justin Fields. No. Jonathan, let me be very clear. I'm going to say this and then we could go back and forth. But I think you know this.

I don't know why you're arguing here. Justin Fields is not in the space of Lamar Jackson. Outside of the two being running quarterbacks and both being black, the Lamar Jackson is up here with two MVPs with playoff appearances. And Justin Fields is getting ready to walk around carrying somebody's bags in a clipboard. And so if we want to go ahead, and thank you for calling from Baltimore, if we want to go ahead and go, oh, nobody criticizes Kirk Cousins and oh, everybody's getting criticized.

What are you talking about? Lamar Jackson gets beat. Hey, man, why are you passing the ball so damn much in the postseason? You're supposed to be the running quarterback. Why you not running?

Okay. But Kirk Cousins gets beat up for not winning. I told you he got beat up here in Atlanta and he didn't get raked through the coals because he didn't play a game yet.

But people are like, hey, man, why are you talking about retiring? Tell us about the championships first. And Justin Fields, you want to talk about criticism? Every NFL quarterback gets criticized.

Everybody. Tom Brady got criticized. Tom Brady went to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. In his first season, the man won a championship.

And let's never forget, this was in that terrible COVID year of 2020. He couldn't even practice and show up and he had to figure out how to get his playbook and everything else. People were saying Tom Brady was washed in November, that Tom Brady doesn't have it anymore, that Tom Brady is throwing ducks.

Tom Brady walked away as the Super Bowl MVP, beating the Kansas City Chiefs. Come on. Come on. Everybody, every quarterback gets criticized. The most successful of quarterbacks get criticized. And so I'm going to say this once again, because I still can't believe these these names went in the same sentence outside of both being black. Lamar Jackson and Justin Fields, look at the ledger, look at the accomplishments, look at what they've done. One is a hell of a lot more accomplished than the other guy. And the other one is just trying to hold on to a job.

And it doesn't appear that there are teams that that want them right now. Come on. Let's be fair. Everybody. Russell Wilson getting criticized. Aaron Rodgers getting criticized. Matthew Stafford getting criticized.

Gough gets moved and exiled. Hey, go to Siberia and play for the Lions. And he ends up winning with them, going to an NFC championship game. Matthew Stafford criticized before he won. And now it's just like, oh, is he healthy? Everybody, man.

Hickey, did I miss something here? Everybody's up for criticism, even the best. Really, outside of Patrick Mahomes and there were people, if you remember in 2020, and that game you're talking about with Tom Brady, we had no offensive line. People are wondering, is Patrick Mahomes to blame for some of the blowout loss that they faced to the Buccaneers? There is, there is nobody, truly nobody on this planet that is blame proof. Oh, blame.

Not at all. Especially, you talk about Patrick Mahomes. I remember that stretch too. People looked at Patrick Mahomes in the regular season and it's, oh my God, Patrick Mahomes is doing too much. Patrick Mahomes is always looking for the home run. Patrick Mahomes has regressed.

What? Everybody, everybody gets criticized. It's hard and difficult having a starting caliber quarterback in the NFL. Somebody that you believe in, that you can say, here is a four-year deal, $180 million. Kirk Cousins is not the worst options, okay? If you want to tell me that a team decided to give Justin Fields $180 million over the next four years, then I would go ahead and say, oh yeah, you're nuts, you're crazy. This isn't the worst thing to happen to Kirk Cousins. And yeah, hindsight, we can be a Monday morning quarterback a year or two years from now if he blows out his other achilles. But the fact is, Kirk Cousins has been one of the best quarterbacks in the NFL. Are you going to wake up and call him elite? No. If I have to look at what he did last season before he got hurt, he was certainly handling business in the MVP conversation, the early MVP conversation.

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You're listening to the JR Sport Brief on CBS Sports Radio. expansion of the college football playoff we're gonna get into some of these injury issues in sports right now especially as it pertains to major league baseball it's just there's so much so much going on one of the elements that i mentioned before we went to break is that in kansas city the chiefs we know they just won another super bowl the kansas city chiefs have one of the greatest quarterbacks of all time in patrick mahomes now despite that the kansas city chiefs have been scrutinized at least by their own players and the players association for having one of the cheapest owners in the nfl okay you can think about clark hunt nfl players association had their yearly survey and said that this guy is a cheapskate that he did not invest into the player facilities the way he said he would and then it also came about that clark hunt that his suite at arrowhead stadium is basically like a mini mansion you look like well it's like a suite in the front well it's like a party in the back the suite extends into multiple levels and looks like a rich person's house okay you would think you would think with all of this success the kansas city chiefs would be able to move around and do whatever the hell they want to do right that they can invest into the facilities and that the community would go ahead and support it this is a team that has been in kansas city since 1963 we know about their championships you only have one super bowl four and then they picked up three more here with patrick mahomes at the helm this is the greatest success that the chiefs have had in their existence well like a lot of places they want to update the stadium they want improvements they want to turn it into a new age place and i've been out the arrowhead not the most glamorous of facilities maybe it feels a little bit more glamorous some of the individuals who have frostbite wouldn't be facing amputations now having said that chief's president mark donovan basically said if we don't get more money locally from the government then we might have to leave kansas city what take a listen to this this is mark donovan talking about taking the chiefs and even the royals out of kansas city this is courtesy of kshb 41 let the royals leave kansas city missouri i can't answer that for the royals i just know that for us the chiefs we would have to look at all of our options do those options include leaving kansas city missouri i think they would have to include leading kansas city but our goal here is that we want to stay here and we're willing to accept a deal which is actually better for the county to stay here what so what does this mean they're gonna move from kansas city missouri to kansas city kansas are they just gonna go ahead and i don't know jump jump the border because let's be real kansas city chiefs ain't leaving kansas city they're not leaving the metropolitan area they're not going anywhere that'd be a disaster that's like the new york yankees saying hey by the way guys we're just gonna up and move our team from new york picky pick a place go ahead pick a place oakland oakland yeah it's not not happening and i get it it's it's new york new york yankees one of the most valuable professional sports franchises on planet earth get that understand it here's where it boils down to mark donovan wants more money invested from the city that's what it is they want the city to help fund the stadium renovations this is going to get voted on on april 2nd the hunt family i told you they were cheapskates i did right the hunt family would like to contribute just 300 million dollars to the renovations even though they're worth 25 billion dollars there's 800 million dollars worth of renovations that they want to do they want to contribute 300 do some math 800 take away 300 is 500 they want the county the city the taxpayers to come up with half a billion dollars when they could pretty much i guess fund this themselves but hell what do i know about uh billionaires and their uh their finances i guess they're billionaires for a reason part of it is not spending money unless you want to go out and just renovate your your own suite and so the kansas city chiefs it just it doesn't look good and we we've all learned about publicly financed stadiums and you know what is the real benefit to the city outside of rooting for the teams and a lot of cases do the fans care at the end of the day do they i just know the chiefs aren't going anywhere this is to me just amounts to a political threat just to push buttons and put pressure on the government eight five five two one two four cbs eight five five two one two four cbs lee is here from cincinnati you're on the jr sport b show what's going on lee not much jr thanks for taking my call and i gotta first of all say i think kansas city i think the chiefs might move to st louis that's you think oh why are you putting that in the atmosphere you really think that'll happen no but i just thought i'd throw that out there just for the heck i would just see you begin the detraction yeah i know i know that we're leaving i know that people never leave the case yeah there are people in st louis who are still mad about where the rams are right now yeah yeah but what i gotta ask you about is i think that the falcons and you've been from atlanta i think you've got a bigger investment in the falcons than most people on talk shows i think the falcons made a mistake going after um cousins i think they should have gone ahead and tried to get russell wilson who i think is a comparable quarterback to cousins and they could have got him from next to nothing and then spent their money on free agent for defense and they could have a juggernaut that nobody be able to beat what do you think i'm not so sure on that i think that that kurt cousins even i know this sounds crazy for a dude who's coming off of achilles surgery kurt cousins is a a safer option like kurt cousins is just going to come and play football if he's going to get criticized it's going to be because he's too passive he's not going to be showing up like when you bring in russell wilson you you get more than that russell wilson has something to prove as a player i know kurt cousins is coming off of an injury but russell wilson as an nfl player he has a little bit more stink on him now look i wouldn't be opposed to bringing in russell wilson but i'll tell you this you get russell wilson you get the uh how can i say this you get the hollywood element of criticism you get the press conferences you get the the uh and not to say kurt cousins won't do charitable but everything that russell wilson does in a lot of cases it always seems a lot about russell wilson and he's very different than kurt cousins kurt cousins over the past few years seems to be embraced a whole hell of a lot more by his teammates you know they're celebrating with him they're throwing chains on him they're dancing i i just think it makes a little bit more sense a to to have clarity in the long term and not bring on someone like russell wilson who's a reclamation project would it have made sense i think for one season yeah couldn't have made sense for multiple seasons yeah but one thing i think that they would not want it to have done is go well we got it done this year and let's try again next year oh it didn't work now we got to look for another court at least they have some type of stability with kurt cousins well i understand that i agree with you completely about that but the thing is is let's face it russell wilson isn't done he didn't have a everybody's trying to say he was had such a bad year last year he didn't have a bad year last year you know no i'm not disagreeing with with you he threw 26 touchdowns which would have been a hell of a lot better than what ritter and heineke uh went out there and did and so it's not so much about russell wilson being done this is what it boils down to russell wilson has to prove that he can still go out and be a winning quarterback that's it like for that end there's there's no dispute i mean we can go ahead and take a look at what he has had to work with we can look at the broncos offensive line we can look at all the weapons that got injured and hurt with the broncos we can go through all of that but the facts are people will look at him they will look at the criticism that he's received over the past 10 years they can look at how things ended in seattle and i think privately he would tell you that he could have handled that better and i think the situation in denver he handled it how it is but sean payton basically took a dump on him on the way out and so i'm not dumping on him as a player but you would agree with me that russell wilson he got a little bit of a stink on him right now no yeah he's not the best teammate i understand exactly where he's coming from but he does have one that the cousins doesn't have he's got a super bowl ring he has led a team to the promised land you know what i mean he knows how to do it he so that's why well i get it lee and thank you for calling from cincinnati but there's certainly no guarantee that because he has one super bowl ring and could have had another one if malcolm butler didn't snatch one of his passes out the air what does that mean is russell wilson gonna wake up and just uh you know hit a button and poof another super bowl ring is gonna pop up like yeah he has one that don't mean that he's gonna go out there and get another one and let's also be real does he know what it means to win does he know the feeling yeah he gave us a whole soliloquy about one day having or hoisting the vince lombardi trophy and feeling that that tingle again that's what he said but when he won it in the years after he won it people said oh russell he's game manager out there like they ran the ball give it to marshawn oh yeah we got the legion of boom we got the defense and then we ended up with let russell cook so since russell wilson quote-unquote quote-unquote wanted to go cook what does he cooked is he feeding you a good meal has he cooked up a vince lombardi yeah he was there for the championship he helped win the championship he was a super bowl winning quarterback god bless him but are you gonna tell me that he was the centerpiece that took him there i'm not gonna take away his help but come on that was a solid team solid defense solid run game and he did a solid job of helping to go there but he won the end-all be-all let's not forget that it's the jr sport reshow here with you on cbs sports radio 8 5 5 2 1 2 4 cbs that's 8 5 5 2 1 2 4 cbs yeah i don't i don't think the the kansas city chiefs are going anywhere that that that ain't happening i'm gonna tell you about somebody who is going somewhere his name is ben simmons i'm also going to tell you about a college coach who played in the nba it looks like he's going somewhere he got the boot we're going to talk about injuries we're going to get into this expansion of the college football playoff that is expanding again slash grow today to get 10 off your first month that's better help h-e-l-p dot com slash grow this is tony kornheiser show i'm tony we expected someone else so what exactly is the show about i don't know it's a sports show nominally football's over but we're finally at a point where things matter in college basketball and baseball season is on deck greatest three words in the english language pitches and catches we have some of the best voices come on and explain what matters and what makes an upset like ryan does nine over eight no that's not an upset no yeah it is but and if you're lucky i might just tell you about my search for discounted sleep pants or my worries about what my dog just ate listen on the odyssey app or wherever you get your podcasts you're listening to the jr sport brief on cbs sports radio it's the jr sport reshow here on cbs sports radio eight five five two one two four cbs it's eight five five two one two four cbs as we continue on with the show next hour we're going to get into a lot of these injuries that we have going on in major league baseball uh garrett cole we know shohay otani got his 700 million dollars and he's hurt again with that elbow just recovering from pitching he'll be available to hit this year aaron judge is sore we have dr david chow who's going to join us next hour we're also going to spend some time looking at what looks to be a finalized plan to expand the college football playoff again you heard me correctly again later this season it's going to be 12 teams that are going to be participating in the playoff and it looks like we might only have two seasons of that before we moved up 14 and it's just like well just let everybody in why don't you so we'll get into all of that as we continue on and speaking of injuries this is this is really sad it's ben simmons a man who's been a multiple time all-star three-time all-star all-defensive team man was drafted number one overall in 2016 is ben simmons a bust like is there an opportunity for him to turn things around we found out today that ben simmons had his second back surgery in three years and let's remember ben simmons joined the brooklyn nets he's traded over to the brooklyn nets in the 2021-22 season he's only played 57 games since then he's only played 57 games since then and and part of the report part of the announcement from the brooklyn net says that he's expected to be ready for the start of training camp training camp typically gets going in late september early october and i'm like are you kidding me like we're really supposed to trust in the health of ben simmons now look anybody with a back issue can tell you there's nothing fun about having a back issue and he had surgery to remove or not remove but to alleviate a pinched nerve in his back and this is the second one in three years and so am i to believe that this is all of a sudden gonna get better as he gets older the brooklyn nets have to pay him this year the brooklyn nets have to pay him 40 million dollars next season and i have no idea what this guy's career is gonna look like let's just say as an overall the odds are not high in his favor that he's gonna return and that he's gonna get better i hope that's the case it's just a sad story and and for comparison's sake if you want to take a look at this lebron james has played more games as a los angeles laker than ben simmons has played in his entire career let me say that again and we know about lebron james we talked about him last night one of the most impactful free agent signings ever when he decided to go to miami been known to bounce around a little bit lebron james joined the lakers in 2018 2018 lebron joined the lakers lebron has played more games for the lakers than ben simmons has played in his entire career it's nuts good luck to him and then also by the way the other guy from philadelphia who happens to still be there jolan b and we know that he had a procedure on his knee to help fix his torn meniscus there have been some concerns about whether or not he is going to return a matter of fact listen this is what he said two weeks ago when he finally spoke to the media and he was asked hey jolan beat are you coming back to the sixes this season joe are you going to come back this this season uh that's a plan uh obviously everything has to go by uh you know getting healthy and being as close as um yeah as i'm supposed to be um but yeah that's the plan so we have some conflicting reports so that was two weeks ago no certainty as to whether or not jolan bead is going to return and then yesterday there was a report that he might not return and today there was a report via nbc sports john clark the sixes expect their star center back in action by the first or second week in april which means he would at least be able to finish the regular season fingers crossed the 76ers have basically started to hit the toilet without jolan b okay they are 10 and 21 without jolan bead the season they are 26 and 7 with him in the lineup they have fallen into sixth place in the east and if they keep on falling they're going to fall into the the playing tournament 8 5 5 2 1 2 4 cbs rick is here from baltimore you're on the jr sport b show go ahead rick hey jr two cents real quick getting back to russell wilson um he would say he had a little stink on him and i think the uh stealers thrives with a little stank on them i think mike tomlin thrives with a little stank on they always got something to prove um they got a good defense they got a good running game and they went to the playoffs uh with mason rudolph and we all saw how that turned out but can you tell me that might not have been a different game with russell wilson under center instead of mason rudolph oh absolutely i think it's going to be a good fit for them no i agree with you no we the previous caller talked about whether or not russell wilson was a good fit for the falcons and i said that picking kurt cousins over russell wilson here in atlanta made more sense that doesn't have anything to do with the steelers deciding to bring on russell wilson because similar to the falcons their quarterback play was deficient and so yeah i think russell wilson is a better fit for the steelers he gets to show up and if he works out they can kind of keep him around they like the falcons have been looking for their quarterback since they basically in a nice way told ben roethlisberger hey go ahead and take a hike we're not paying you anymore and so yeah he got stink on them but i think the steelers for what they're doing i think he fits him better yeah i think that's things gonna do well for him to be honest so that kind of team that hangs around late in games they win ugly games well rick the stink that i'm talking about is is more so to do with how he's he's received and how people feel about him and thank you for calling from baltimore for instance i got a message that i shared earlier today on social media and it was basically an image of carlton from the fresh prince of bel air if you ever watched the fresh prince carlton was the goody two shoes carlton was the guy that everybody looked at and just he was trying to figure himself out well somebody put a photo up of carlton and said hey the steelers have signed uh the pittsburgh steelers have signed russell wilson and there was a photo of carlton from the fresh prince of bel air we had kj wright one of his teammates right here on the show about a month ago kj wright talked about how hey i've had i've had conversations with russell wilson and we've talked about how he understands that he could have been a better teammate or if not a better teammate just ingratiated himself been a little bit close-knit with the with his teammates so this this ain't nothing new and so when i say stink on him was it a nice ending in seattle no no no it wasn't was it a nice ending in denver no no it wasn't i mean from seattle it was well i'm not trying to force my way out and well what you kind of did when you get to denver it's like oh well he this man has his own office and we're not doing that and he doesn't need to play quarterback like he's running for off like he got a little bit of stink on him and yes maybe playing for the steelers if they win he's going to be fully embraced the fan base will will want him back for an additional year if they win nobody will care and a little bit of that stink will go away and maybe russell wilson will have a little bit more of a of a shine and not necessarily be so dull in the court of public opinion i think the steelers are a good space absolutely it's the jr sport ratio here with you on cbs sports radio eight five five two one two four cbs that's eight five five two one two four cbs if you want to know what stinks is that here we are in the middle of march i know kind of crazy it's already march and that major league baseball is dealing with injuries to some of its biggest stars garrett cole judge happened to be on the same team otani won't be pitching this year what the hell is going on in major league baseball i thought they were training i thought they were warming up here they are already hurt we're going to discuss it we're going to get into this expansion of the college football playoff it looks inevitable there's a lot going on it's the jr sport reef show cbs sports radio celebrate and save at ashley's anniversary sale with hot buys your choice of colors starting at just 399 ashley sleep mattresses starting at 250 plus receive a free adjustable base with select mattress purchases and shop top mattress brands like stern's and foster tempurpedic purple and beauty rest black with 60 months special financing only at ashley subject to credit approval no minimum purchase required minimum monthly payment down payment tax and delivery may be required see store for 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