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REShow: Fred Warner - Hour 2 (12-5-2022)

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REShow: Fred Warner - Hour 2 (12-5-2022)

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December 5, 2022 2:24 pm

In his ‘Overreaction Monday’ segment Rich weighs in on Jimmy Garoppolo’s season-ending injury, the Cowboys and Eagles battle for NFC East supremacy, Jalen Hurts’ MVP chances, the dangerous Bengals, the Dolphins struggles vs the 49ers, the Raiders’ playoff chances and if Deion Sanders’ can turn Colorado into a national championship contender.

49ers LB Fred Warner tells Rich why he has full confidence in Brock Purdy as the rookie QB steps in for the injured Jimmy Garoppolo, and how the Niners’ D was able to stifle the Miami Dolphins’ big play offense in Week 13.

Rich makes the cast that Purdy, the last player chosen in the 2022 NFL Draft, can make history by winning the Super Bowl with the 49ers this season.

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Ladies and gentlemen, get ready for the Rich Eisen Show. Touchdown Bengals. Live from the Rich Eisen Show studio in Los Angeles. Mike White hit as he throws and it's intercepted by Cam Bynum.

That is your ballgame. The Rich Eisen Show. We've got to find ways to score touchdowns. Earlier on the show, two-time Super Bowl champion and host of the Greenlight Podcast, Chris Long. Coming up, 49ers linebacker, Fred Warner. Fox Sports college football analyst, Bruce Feldman. And now, it's Rich Eisen. Yes, our number two of the Rich Eisen Show is on the air.

844-204-RICH is the number to dial here on the program. We've got Bruce Feldman of Fox Sports and the Athletic coming up at hour number three of this show. We also have Fred Warner of the San Francisco 49ers in about 20 minutes time.

I guess he would be a charter member of the Brock Purdy fan club, one would say. And so the 49ers, there were five games on Sunday, five, in which both teams had playoff spots. Not already secured.

Nobody's had anything already secured just yet. There's playoff clinching scenarios to come in week 14. Neither the Eagles nor the Vikings got the results to go along with their win to clinch the playoff spot in week 13.

But there were five teams that were in playoff positioning entering week 13 to play against each other in week 13. Jets-Vikings. Vikings took that one as the Jets couldn't get in the end zone from the one-yard line.

And then from the red zone. And otherwise they could have won that football game. All I know is that it's Mike White's gig to lose right now.

We'll discuss that a little bit more. The Vikings get their 10th win. Another game is Miami-San Francisco. San Francisco gets that win but loses their quarterback. Another win in a game like that goes to the Philadelphia Eagles beating the Tennessee Titans who are, I guess, in the same boat as Tom Brady and the Buccaneers. Lucky to be playing in the south in their conference because that division could be lost with the record they would have in other divisions.

7-5 does not lead any other division in the National Football League with the exception of the NFC South. And another one of those games, Cincinnati and Kansas City. What a huge game that was for the Bengals and Borough.

That's how I started the show. And another one of those games, Washington and the Giants, wound up being a tie. Wound up being a tie. Of course those teams were a tie. Were you stunned that Riverboat Ron didn't go for two at the end of the game?

Yes. At the end of regulation? I was surprised of all the punting and overtime. Somebody go for it and try to win this thing. Well the Giants, you know, teed it up to try and win it and then didn't get the field goal. I found the Giants, I'm like, we'll take the tie.

That's a 58 yarder. The tie actually helps the Giants the most because they only have the four losses. Right. They're sitting a half game in front of the commanders. Only issue for them is while the commanders are on a bye week, they take on the Eagles for the first of two times.

Right. And then after that game, the commanders come off their bye and host the Giants. Giants could be out soon.

I don't know, man. Every time you think they're out, they just win a game where you're wondering, how the hell did they win that game? Well they were 7-2, remember?

Yeah, I know. So, you know, they're 0-2-1 in the last three games. As Odell Beckham visits the Cowboys today, coming off of their win against the Colts in a 50 burger.

I don't know, it was ridiculous. 50. 8-4-4, 2-0-4, Rich. Number to dial. Overreaction Monday coming up shortly. Let's take Terzo and Iowa's phone call. What's up, Terzo? First in, first up.

Bless you for always calling in. What's going on, sir? Man, Rich, it was tough to watch Jimmy G go down yesterday, man. That was pretty hard to watch. I'm with you. I'm with you. You know, it's something where the Niners are down quarterback number three, and this is either going to be one of those, we look back on it and what a damn shame it was, or we look back on it and there's going to be NFL Films documentaries on this. And basically he's going to tell Nick Folds to hold his beer. You know what I mean?

That's possibly in the cards, too, because they're that good to win otherwise. A hundred percent. That defense is flying all over the place. Fred Warner is an absolute assassin. Like, watching him play is so much fun, and I feel lucky as a 49ers fan to have had Patrick Willis, Nabarro Bowman, and now Fred Warner, like, lifetime changing linebackers.

I feel like we've just lucked out in that category. Wow. Thanks for the call, Terzo.

Greatly appreciate it. I just ask you this before I get to you, Brockman over Reaction Monday and so much more. What do I do with this? What am I supposed to do with this? Jimmy Garoppolo goes down. I tell Susie, who's in the other room, Jimmy Garoppolo just went down.

And it looks really bad. He gets, you know, he got hurt. And she goes, that's terrible. Pause.

He didn't hurt his face, did he? What are you supposed to do with that information and reaction, Chris? I know you're not watching White Lotus.

Not yet? Is that something that would be difficult to... Well, just don't go full Ethan. Okay. You know, if you're watching, you understand. Okay.

Okay. I think you just kind of go, yeah, yeah, no, not his face. No, it was his foot.

It was his foot. Reassure Susie his face is totally fine. Yes.

That's what I did. I went to my default, which is always provide Susie with reassurance. Remember the Seinfeld? Was Elaine dating Dan Cortez? Remember that back in the day? Yes.

And he fell off the mountain because he was hiking with, or mountain climbing with George. Yes. And Elaine was like, hell's his face? Is his face okay? Right, right.

Because he was just like, Tony. Hey, he had the perfect face. Right. Opposite of that situation.

Jimmy G's face is fine. Very good. Yeah. That's what I did with it. Yeah.

That's what I did with it, so. 844204, which is the number to dial right here on the Rich Eisen Show. You ready for overreaction Monday, bud? You ready for it?

I'm always ready. All right, go ahead and hit it. Go ahead and hit it. That was terrible. That was crap.

That was garbage. This place sucks. Overreaction Mondays Monday. What do you got over there, Chris? Hey guys, how's it going? Everybody good? What up, what up? I know, TJ, you're so happy.

I had a great weekend. Starting with what we were just talking about, Rich. You know, the 49ers, still Super Bowl contenders with Brock Purdy at quarterback. I don't think that's an overreaction. I don't think so. I'll just repeat it one more time for those in the back who may never have heard me, you know, say such a thing on this program. And I say it all the time. I sit two seats down from Kurt Warner.

That's it. And my institution of higher learning that I adore so much for their football program as well. Chris, you were there in the Michigan locker room when I was honored to be the honorary captain. One, I guess that was, wow, six falls ago now.

Six years ago, yeah. There's one photograph of Bo Schembechler on the wall and two of who, who? Two of Tom Brady. That's correct. One of Brady as a Wolverine, one of him as a Patriot.

Pretty awesome. And I, you never know in this league. You never know in this league. They have a championship defense of that, there is no doubt. And they have players on offense who, as we know, have been to a Super Bowl before. And there's Christian McCaffrey added to that mix now. And a left tackle who's going to the Hall of Fame one day who gets blown up on Twitter because Trent Williams is tipping plays and everybody else who's an expert on this offensive line and saying, doesn't matter. He can, he can basically tell you they're running behind me and still do his job successfully. So coach him up. Let's see how it goes. And maybe Brock Purdy can etch his name in NFL lore.

That is not an overreaction. What else do you have Chris? You know Brock Purdy is going to be a touchdown favorite over Tom Brady this week? That I can't believe, but that just shows you about the rest of that team. Yeah.

What else you got? Hey, great night for TJ over there and the Cowboys. Cowboys Eagles on Christmas Eve. That is de facto NFC championship preview. I can't discount the 49ers and I can't discount the Vikings either for making that game. You can't. Really? Yeah. The two most impressive teams this week outside of the Bengals were the Eagles and Cowboys.

I sat in a conference room in a hotel in Germany and I watched the Buffalo Bills lose to the Minnesota Vikings in mind blowing fashion. So you never know brother. Justin Jefferson's tough to cover. Kirk Cousins could take his shirt off, put on a chain and beat you. Or beat you then take his shirt off and put on a chain.

I reversed the order. So I'll call that an overreaction at the moment. Plus it'll be awful tough. I mean that'll be the Cowboys having to win I would assume three straight road games to get, two straight road games to get there with the Eagles just winning once at home before taking them on.

Yeah, lots of Vikings are the ones. I'll just call that an overreaction for the moment. Well, I still like the Eagles. I think they're Super Bowl favorites right now and Jalen Hurts is MVP. That's not an overreaction. How can you not think that right now? Dude. I know there are fans of the Chiefs and Bills and then there are fans of the Bengals and Cowboys and Niners saying hold on a minute let's pump the brakes a little bit.

But the argument can be made and it doesn't sound like that's an overreaction. The longest remaining undefeated team in the league now coming up with wins since their first loss of the season. The Philadelphia Eagles following that up with a win on the road against an Indianapolis Colts team that as you can see can play three quarters very well. The Green Bay Packers coming for them and then the Tennessee Titans they curb stomped them. Now they're going to take the Giants and basically take their glass slipper and put it where the sun doesn't shine I would think. So I know you throw records out in divisional games and the Giants and commanders just got flexed into off of the NFL Network Saturday schedule into a Sunday night game. On that week 13, I mean week 15 pardon me the Patriots and Vegas Raiders have been flexed out of Sunday night. Anyway long story short this is not an overreaction.

What else you got Chris? Bengals are the most dangerous team in the AFC. Fact. Well how about this they're the most dangerous team in the AFC that nobody's really talking a lot about because it's time to stop thinking about them as they're just the Bengals. I mean because they just beat the Chiefs but we've been on that we've been beating that drum for a while here. And that's not just the Royal way you've been on that too.

I love Joe. So about this it's the most dangerous team in the AFC nobody's talking about. And by the way. They're talking about them today. Well it's about time.

To quote Lizzo in a more less profane manner. You know the the Buffalo Bills and the Bengals are a Monday night game. After the calendar turns January 2nd the night of the second. If the Bengals win that one.

At home. If the Bengals win that one they will have a tie break. Over. The Bills the Chiefs the Titans the Dolphins the Jets. The only way they would have a tie break over would be the Ravens and they might have that the following week when they take on the Ravens.

Also at home. They finish up. Two home games. Against people they're going to have to be their playoffs essentially start early without a win or go home. Sense to them they're going to be battle tested not just last year but this year.

What else Chris. I think the end is near for Miami. Dolphins are going to win just one of the final five games.

I disagree. I think they win against the Chargers on Sunday night. You do? Did you watch the Chargers in the Raiders yesterday? Did you watch the Dolphins? I did.

I did. The Niners defense may be the best in the league Chris. You got hurt.

How about that? The Niners are the best in the league. I think they come in and they take on it. The Chargers make too many damn mistakes. They never go up on you and just pounce on you when they have one of the best quarterbacks in the league. Well there's the one win then.

They can still lose the rest. After that game the Miami Dolphins. The Dolphins have a hard schedule man. They're at the Bills home for Green Bay at the new. Come on man. It's going to be snowing in New England. They could go three and two the rest of the way.

Oh I would think under that man. Come on brother. Dolphins are in trouble. You think the Chargers are going to beat them? I do.

I think the Chargers will not beat them. I don't either. Oh I do.

Okay. I'm with you on that one. And by the way Buffalo Miami is now the Saturday night game on NFL Network of week 15. That's been announced as well. What else Chris?

Well I did watch the game yesterday and the Raiders are making the playoffs so how about that? Hmm. I told you. It's all setting up man. That's still an overreaction. It's all setting up.

It's still an overreaction. Ten and seven. Hey man. Nobody saw the Rams almost taking Seattle out yesterday and the Rams are next for the Raiders.

This could be a Raider home game. Are you nuts? I get it. I understand.

I don't think you could just. Do you think the Raiders are going to lose to the Rams? I'm saying it's possible. Dude. I'm seeing the Raiders and how they're playing and I'm very excited about it because this is the team that I thought would win the division.

They could easily be eight and four. The Raiders are good. I don't know. Making the playoffs though, that's an overreaction. Making a run to the playoffs is something that I believe we're watching right now.

Materializing. By the way, another team that's doing that as well are the Pittsburgh Steelers. We have that Christmas Eve game on NFL Network between the two. The Raiders are so much better than the Steelers.

Okay. One of these four teams has to make it. Jets, Pats, Chargers, Raiders. Who do you have the most faith in? Jets.

I really do. I think they have the best defense out of all four of them. And I know that Matthew Judon might have the most sacks when it's all said and done. And my new favorite Buckeye is lighting it up, isn't he? Garrett Wilson. Garrett Wilson.

He's really good. All right, two more. I still believe in this team though. The road to the Super Bowl in the AFC goes through Buffalo. I agree. Sure. And the standings, look at it right now.

Goes through Buffalo, but Kansas City and Cincinnati could sure win there too. That's not an overreaction. What's your last one, Chris? Last one, Dion is going to have Colorado in the playoff in three years.

That's a big one, Chris. Three years. Expanded to 12 teams.

Why can't they make it? Oh, to 12 teams? Okay.

Well, it's going to be... No, no, no. I know that. That's right.

That's right. In three seasons, it'll be 12 teams. Okay.

Why can't he be top 12? That may be an overreaction, but I will never put anything past him ever. And I know that he's been getting a lot of crap on the Twitter machine for his statement to the kids who he's never met before by fire and brimstone coming in here saying, the way things are done are changing. And there's the transfer portal because I'm bringing luggage with me and it's Louie and he's talking about the five star recruits that he's bringing with him from Jackson State and one apparently that's already coming because he's made his announcement he's going to Colorado. And so, you know, I just think it sounds harsh and it sounds rude, but it's also a football coach telling kids what time it is on the clock.

And I think in this day and age where there is a transfer portal, it's done both ways. Hey, I'm bringing in your replacement and you can leave anytime you want to. Or is he... He said he had to see who's going to stand up and be like... It could be that, but I think he's basically saying a lot of y'all aren't staying here. Oh, you think he's... And you told him this face. I think that was it.

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Thanks for doing this. Obviously, there's so much happening with your team. First in, first up for you is what do you say to the fan base that is particularly nervous about starting a kid who is so-called Mr. Irrelevant in the draft in Brock Purdy? What do you say to the fans who might be nervous about your Super Bowl chances being on the line with him, Fred?

Yeah. I mean, yesterday I was asked a couple of questions about him and I've seen the quote of me saying that he's practiced against the best defense in the league the last whatever amount of weeks. You know, and I wholeheartedly believe that. I think obviously it is just practice, you know, games, especially this time of the year and practice are a lot different, but I've been the biggest. I feel like I have a good eye for guys who aren't really good football players who have the it, and it's hard to say like what the it factor is, but I think he has it. You know, I've seen the way he goes about his work, the way he prepares and I have full confidence in Brock Purdy.

I think he's going to do a great job. So what have you seen in practice that you saw in the game and go, okay, so I saw that in practice against us and now he could do it against the Miami Dolphins. You got to, for instance, on that, Fred?

Well, yeah. I mean, yesterday in the midst of battle, like in the midst of so focused on what we got going on defensively, that it's hard for me to keep track of what's going on on that side of the ball. I'm like either looking at an iPad or talking to the coaches, so I didn't get to watch a whole lot of them. You know, he did make some huge third down throws with pressure in his face I saw, you know, which is big time on his end. But you know, in practice, just the savvy for a rookie has been has been really cool to see, you know, him doing the no-look passes that you see like Patrick Mahomes and these guys doing, Matt Stafford, like he's doing those type of things. And I'm like, how are you, like, how are you, how are you doing that as a rookie? You know, like that's the type of stuff that he does. So you know, I think as he goes, he's going to continue to get more comfortable and more confident with, you know, game plan every week. And so he'll, he'll be just fine.

Why? And I know clearly you're an all pro linebacker, Fred, and you know, a lead pipe wielding profession when it comes to that. And so, you know what pressure feels like and obviously you want to be the best, not only your position, but the leader of a unit that is considered the best in the NFL, as you pointed out. But I would imagine this does place more of the responsibility of getting past the winning finish line on your side of the football.

Fred, would you agree with that? Well, I mean, I feel like internally, like for our, on our side of the ball, like we already hold a lot of, we take a lot of pride in making sure that we hold the teams to as few amount of points as possible to try to help the team win games. Like just because we have a new quarterback in, that doesn't change our standards. That doesn't change the way we play, play nine and football on our side of the ball. I think, I think as long as we keep doing what we're doing, then we're going to be just fine. Like it's not, it's not something that we have to go out of our way to do something completely different. You know, the recipe for us winning games as a team has been to protect the football, to play penalty-free football and continuing to play the, at the standard that has been developed here.

So I think as long as we continue to do that, then we'll get the results that we want. And I know I'm asking you a question that I already know the answer to, but I'll ask it anyway. You think you can win a Super Bowl with Brock Purdie, a quarterback, Fred Warner?

Yeah, yes I do. Fred Warner, the San Francisco 49ers here on the Rich Eisen Show. Where do the Dolphins rank in terms of offenses you've defensed this year, Fred?

Probably number one. You know, they were the number one explosive offense in the league. And then you head out there for the first snap of the game and they, they torch you for a 75, 80 yard explosive, you know, for a touchdown on the first play of the game. You know, I, I, I remember coming off the sideline and I almost had like a smile on my face. I'm, I'm laughing. I'm like, man, what are the odds? Like, of course, of course, cause all we've heard about all week is how exposed to the offense is and they go out and they score a touchdown like that on the first play.

So I kind of laughed at myself. We looked at the play and saw, you know, the breakdown in coverage and were able to correct it, you know, and, and those kind of moments that early in the game, you realize that there's so much football left to play in the game that you're not going to, you're not going to start to melt down after one, the first play of the game, you know, so we, we looked at it for what it was and corrected it and then were able to move off from it. And then obviously we, we, we've been talking all year long in the paparazzi about Mike McDaniel and what he's brought from San Francisco and not just Raheem Mostert and Jeff Wilson, but the, the scheme itself.

When you were preparing for this team and playing against it, did it, did a lot of it feel like your own team that you were going against? Yes, most definitely, you know, cause obviously Mike was a huge part of what, of what we did offensively when he was here. You know, he, he, he brought in guys that were more familiar with the system, you know, they have their own, their own pullback that they use in all types of ways in the backfield and all the different personnel sets and all the jet motions to try to get your eyes moving in different directions. So you know, it was, it was very similar to playing against our offense and two of them playing at such a high level in the way that he's been delivering the football, you know, so we knew that we had to make sure that we were on top of it.

Fred Warner here on the Rich Eisen Show, and then let's just, if you don't mind, dive a little bit more into the X's and O's. How much of the week of preparation was on knowing McDaniel from obviously when he was maybe walking the halls there, down from the defensive room, but obviously in the offensive side, how much of it was like anticipating what he might know about you and your countering? Can you take us inside the preparation going against an opponent coached by someone that knows you and you know yourself? Yeah, I mean, I think that's probably a better question to be asked, like the defense coordinator and assistant coaches in terms of how they, you know, game plan for the week. I know because of the familiarity there, we wanted to show him different looks or we wanted to kind of, you know, keep him off tilt throughout the game.

And so there were a couple of different nuances that we had to implement, but for the most part, it was just honestly running our stuff and being on top of it. We knew that they loved to attack the middle of the field, so as the game went on, we had to make sure that we kept our depth, you know, especially at the second level because his strength is getting that ball right over the second level and those windows right over the middle. So our mentality in the entire game was pass first, run second. If they were going to run the ball, we were going to come down late and stop them. That wasn't our priority. Our priority was keeping everything in front of us. And obviously, you did your former defensive coordinator, Robert Sala, a favor beating the Dolphins too, Fred.

You did him a solid by taking care of that. Pound the table for D'Amico Ryan, current DC. Tell me about him, what I should know. Oh, man, I mean, I feel like I talk about him every week. At this point, there's not much else left to say.

You know, we're ranked first in almost every defense category, and he's done this for back to back years of having the top five defense, and I think the thing that if I had to sell him as a head coach to a team, you know, the number one thing that you want at that position is a leader of men, you know, and I think he's a complete leader of men in the way that he's able to stand in front of us and, you know, just speak to us on a week-to-week basis and keep us motivated, keep us into it, and developing a game plan every week that allows us to play free, to play fast, and not have any gray area, you know, we know exactly what needs to get done, and the style of play that we play with every week, not everybody can do that, you know, and I think that all starts with him, and, you know, he's fantastic. Before I let you go, Fred Warner, have you spoken to Jimmy Garoppolo since yesterday? No, not yet. You know, I know he's not the quickest to respond to texts. What do you mean?

What do you mean? What do you mean, Fred? I know it's probably the first that people have heard of this, but no, I mean, my heart goes out to Jim, man.

That's my guy. I love him. Love him to death, and, you know, him being the quarterback of the offense, me being the quarterback of the defense, we have little conversations every week, you know, just to keep the team, you know, where it needs to be, and he's such a great leader for us, like the way that he prepares, and, you know, you talk about just a guy, and that's Jim, so it's going to hurt losing him, but my heart goes out to him, and we'll be talking soon.

Yeah, he must be gutted, Fred, you know what I mean? Like, what a year for him, too, I mean, for the way everything worked out last year and then it seemed like, you know the whole story, I don't need to run through it with Lance and him and the fact that you were, you know, and you are in position to win the Super Bowl, you just got to gut him, and then I, but I know it's a next man up mentality, too, and I guess I'll circle back one last time. Every 49er fan I know is like, okay, I believe in the system, I believe in this team, but I don't know this kid, and he, you know, he had to have been drafted last for a reason. I'm serious, you know, I'm being honest with what's being said, and I am talking to somebody who's in the room and has so much to do with why the Niners are in position to win, and you, Fred, so you're, you know, I just will give you the floor one last time on your thoughts on winning a Super Bowl this year. Yeah, look, I mean, it's something that throughout the entire season, it's always a work in progress, and there's so many ups and downs throughout the season, and we are in the midst of the biggest storm that you could possibly go through losing your starting quarterback. You know, we've lost our starting quarterback twice this season, right, and, you know, I think in my mind, I always say never say never, you know, I think it's such an unlikely story to have Mr. Irrelevant come in, lead the Niners to a Super Bowl, right, and I think that's what everybody's going to write us off on, and that's fine, that's what everybody wants the narrative to be, I'm completely fine with that. I'm so completely laser-focused, just like I know the team is, on just taking this thing one week at a time, we, our goal ultimately is a Super Bowl, you know, you're absolutely right that we want to win that Super Bowl so badly, but we understand that this league is all about taking things one week at a time, and that's what we've been doing, that's why we won 5-3, is not because we're like, oh, we have, we have the Dolphins in a couple weeks, or we're going to be playing Tom Brady in a cut, like, it's just one, just taking one step, one step at a time, and that's how we're going to continue to take this thing, and then we'll see what happens when we look up at the end of this thing, but, yeah, it's going to be fun. Fred, thanks for the time, I really love chatting with you, and greatly appreciate a day after a big win, and with so much going on with your team, just giving us the scoop, and good luck to you, have a great holiday season if we don't connect before. You got it, Rich, I appreciate it.

Right back at you, at Fred underscore Warner on Twitter, follow him, check him out, and obviously check out the 49ers as they move on. Is it possible, that by the end of February, you'll be talking about Joe Montana, Steve Young, and Brock Purdy? No. I would say it's more likely than not.

Excuse me? No. The question was, is it possible, that by the middle of February, we're talking about Joe Montana, Steve Young, and Brock Purdy?

Is that more possible than- As what? Joe Namath and Mike White? Absolutely, it's more possible than Joe Namath and Mike White.

Why? Because the Jets haven't done it together as a unit. Mike White's better than Brock Purdy, though. The Jets haven't done it together as a unit, and we don't know that that's the case right now. Mike White has more experience in showing us what he can do, and has done it.

If there was a 24-7, 365, split-screen arguing here, arguing there, a non-stop flurry of shows where people call in, long-time listeners, first-time callers on television and radio in, say, 1999, after Trent Green went down, what would the conversation be? You know what I'm saying? So that's why I'm saying- The running back from Penn State is the Rams-Cuban?

I'm saying, you know what I'm saying? I'm saying- That was at least a pre-season. I'm saying, you never know, and the Jets, as much as I adore them, and I am enjoying watching Mike White, and I'm enjoying believing in them, and I'm enjoying seeing more wins and losses and fewer kicks than the nards from the football gods, I am enjoying it through the rafters.

I'm putting it directly to me. Fred Warner, Nick Bosa, George Kittle, Deebo Samuel, Trent Williams, Brandon Ayuk. I'm just naming a handful of guys that have been through it all together.

Last year, this year, some of them, most of them I just mentioned, several years ago, not that too long ago against the Chiefs. So yeah, I'm saying Montana young Purdy is more possible than Namath White. Yeah, I'm saying that. This is like another Seinfeld, Ruth, Garreg, Mantle, Costanza. I don't know if Purdy is the- I think he's got a little bit more on the ball than Costanza. He's not living with his parents, is he? Good question. We don't know.

We don't know. We don't know about Brock Purdy. Nobody knows anything except that he came in off the bench and looked like he was ready to go against the Miami Dolphins all along. He was prepared and ready to roll and all you're seeing is how good he looked in the preseason and how he looked in training camp. But it was still a better option for them to make sure Jimmy G didn't walk out the building and still have Purdy around. Next week, I mean, it's kind of- I don't want to say it's easy, but he came in, had the adrenaline. We're going to see how he has to prepare for the week and they have a chance to game plan for him out in the next game.

And how about this? How about the football gods are just always winking at us with crazy stuff? Brock Purdy's first career start will be against Tom Brady. He's going to be a touchdown favorite.

Of course it is. And it will be talking- all we'll be talking about is how young he is, how old Brady is, all of Brady's- Brady's touch- these stats compared to Purdy's stats and all that. Purdy was blank years old when Brady did such and such. And it'll be the biggest difference in the history of the NFL between a quarterback with fill in the blank and another starting quarterback with fill in the blank.

But one thing is kind of crazy. Purdy's not too far behind from Brady's draft position, is he? No. What was Purdy?

260-something? Last pick. I don't know what that- with compensatory picks it changes every year. We know what Brady's is. Purdy v. Brady next week.

But see that always goes back to what you said, Chris, these quarterback matchups. We say Purdy versus Brady, but Nick Bosa is not coming after Purdy. That's correct. He's coming after Tom Brady. Correct.

Purdy versus Bosa. I know that. I know that.

Yeah, I know you know him. Just pick 262. Well, guess what? I'm not betting against Tom Brady next week. You're going to take the Bucks?

Yeah, absolutely. He's taking the Bucks and the Chargers. All right. And I'll take the Dolphins and the 49ers. Let's go.

Randy- Randy and Morty, you bet? Oh, is that right? Oh, is that happening? I have no idea. Oh, no. I just threw that out. You're just brokering for us now?

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The Grom? Hey, Rich, what's going on? What's going on, Jacob?

Not much. Hey, I just wanted to talk a little more about the Eagles' season so far. Oh, no, remember, I called right before the season started and I said I wasn't the biggest believer in Jalen Hurston. Boy, has my opinion changed super quickly. He is what the kids call him nowadays.

That's correct. Yeah, but he completely proved me wrong. My biggest issue was I didn't trust him as a thrower of the football, but what he did against Tennessee and a really, really great defense, so it's by Mike Rabel who always plays far from it, just destroyed him the way that he did, completely changed my opinion on him and he is my MVP so far. I cannot argue with you.

I mean, you can make an argument for others. You can make an argument for sure about Mahomes and we'll see how Allen finishes up strongly and now Burrow might wind up the one seed because if he continues to win and the Buffalo Bills are one of the teams that he beats, he can put a potential tiebreaker on the table on both the Bills and the Chiefs. You take a look at the Chiefs schedule the rest of the season, there's a ton of winnable games including the next couple.

I would basically say their toughest game is currently home for Seattle week 16 and at Vegas in the final week of the season, so that might have been their last loss of the year, but put it all together and you can't argue that Hertz is him as you said as the kids say and thanks for the call Jacob, I appreciate it. I forgot to bookmark it. I should bookmark these things if I want to recall them. Some dude from WIP went at me on Twitter that I didn't watch the games.

That's my favorite thing. You don't watch the games. Trust me, I watch the games. I watch the games to the detriment of being best dad ever, I watch the games sometimes and I saw Hertz last year perform well enough to see that they were putting things together for him before he was known as him and adding AJ Brown to the mix, I'm like okay now you've gotten him a him at receiver, but I put it together and I didn't think he would be like MVP, two-way threat, 100 million dollar contract quarterback, but that's what he's become. All of the Eagles draft choices in the first round that they've been bankrolling one year and then free rolling into the next year over and over and over again, it was all as a backstop to draft whoever you want. You could put the draft choices together and trade up, get whoever you want or before Deshaun Watson, fill in the blank, that's who they were looking at, you don't hear that anymore, that's over. You're now going to get those draft choices to support Jalen Hertz in his first year of his contract to win it all, in the first years of his first contract.

That's what the Eagles have turned into right now. Is he going to get re-upped this off season? He should, right? Well, it'd be this off season because he wasn't a first round draft choice, the Eagles do not have that fifth year of contractual control.

Yeah, it would be happening right now. This is a perfect time for him to be doing this. And Howie Roseman will be happy to pay him, the ownership will be happy to pay him. Who's deal does it most look like, Kyler, Deshaun or Russ?

It depends on what he wants to do. He's done a lot of business at Lamar, betting on himself and now he's hurt and it's not working out. First of all, guys in first place right now, Lamar, and secondly, even if he's not, let's just say that the Ravens aren't going to let him walk, they will franchise tag him. Oh, for sure.

Okay. So he's going to be just fine. Look at Kirk Cousins and how he's been paid.

Oh yeah. I mean, at the very least, Lamar is going to have a $35 million win. How does Jalen look at it? Does he look at it like Lamar, where I will get paid the most and it's all going to be guaranteed because that's what Deshaun Watson got or will he be like Russ and Kyler and take supposedly less guaranteed money, but a whole boatload that ties you to the organization and the organization to you. He could even do a deck like a four, 160, all guaranteed.

Why not? But this wasn't even in the equation coming off of last year's playoff loss to the Bucks and then prior to this year, but that's what he is now. That's what he's got right now, man. That's wild. Let's go to Jacob in Phoenix, Arizona, you're here on the Rich Hudson show. What's up, Jason? Hey Rich. Uh, wow, man. Uh, man them whole times, brother.

Uh, can I make a statement and a question? I mean, I think I got like a little return on investment and it's all right if not, Michigan last year, Georgia whooped our tail, everybody after the game or well before we even played them, we thought we should have been ranked higher than them. And then after they whipped our tail, I'm a big go blue fan, so I'm happy where we are where we're at. But either way, then we said we, we, we shouldn't have been putting their class and I didn't, I just didn't like that. So let's just rule that out.

Uh, if we're, uh, if we're on the same field, like we're in the same class, like let's not say like we shouldn't be able to beat Georgia. And then my question is, and Antonio Brown, when he came to the Bucks the first year Brady went there, he made the difference before he got there. They were doing what they're doing right now, which is a lot of nothing. After he went down last year, they did what they're doing right now, which is a lot of nothing.

And this year they're doing a lot of nothing. So is it out of the question to get Antonio Brown back? Yes. Because if you have Antonio Brown as your third wide receiver, then you have an advantage that you're going to do. So yeah, you don't like Antonio Brown. That's it dude.

Cause he's currently wanted by the police. Yeah. And you know, and he, and he works for Kanye. I mean, come on man.

I mean there, there's a, there's a certain aspect of... Have you heard of the, have you heard of the synagogue of Satan? That's what you are brother. Thank you for it.

Appreciate the call, man. Wow. I don't know what that was. I have no idea what the hell that was. I don't even want to Google it. Come on, man.

That's ridiculous. I mean, I was even going to entertain answering the football. Oh, screw it.

I'll do it. Um, I think they miss Gronk more than Antonio Brown, don't you think? I mean, Gronk is the guy, Gronk is the guy, Gronk's the red zone guy. I mean, he's the red zone guy. He's the safety blanket, right? He blocks. I mean the run game, he affects so much more.

Yeah. I mean, come on thinking AB is getting back in. It's just that it's not going to happen. But when you have Brady's favorite receiver, his favorite target, that safety valve, he knew where that guy was all the time and he's not there anymore. But the line too.

We said that from the beginning, Rich. You lose three linemen. You know, it's hard.

It's hard to run the football when you're playing with backup linemen. It's going to be a tough one. It's always a slog tonight. I don't know what to expect tonight. I think you're going to expect more of the same, that it's going to be an absolute brawl. Like 17-13 or something like that?

I don't know. What is the number? It's 41. I mean, that'll be a points explosion between these two teams. That's what I'm expecting. And I do expect the Bucks to win. They are the better team.

Five hundred going into San Francisco. Brady v. Purdy. That'll be something they talk about tonight on Monday Night Football. That is for sure. John Westwood won, doing the pre-and-a-half later on tonight.
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