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RE Show: Baker Mayfield - Hour 1

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October 4, 2023 1:48 pm

Rich previews the pivotal Week 5 matchup between Dak Prescott’s Dallas Cowboys and Brock Purdy’s San Francisco 49ers.

Buccaneers QB Baker Mayfield tells Rich why signing with Tampa Bay was a no-brainer this offseason, what advice he has for young QBs selected high in the NFL draft, his plans for attending the Oklahoma Sooners-Texas Longhorns Red River Showdown on his bye week, and if USC’s Caleb Williams can pull of the first back-to-back Heisman Trophy wins since Ohio State’s Archie Griffin in the 1970s.

Rich and the guys debate how far Mayfield can take the Bucs in the playoffs this season, and recap the first day of MLB’s Wild Card playoff round.

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That is correct. Hey everybody, I'm Rich Eisen, thus the name of the show. And I am sitting here in the confines of the Rich Eisen Show studio for the next three hours and we have got ourselves two in-studio guests. Bruce Feldman right in the middle of this program to talk about college football as he also always does on our Wednesday show. David Spade is going to be joining us here, the star and host of the new Fox program, Snake Oil, that airs tonight.

He will be here in studio hour number three. You know what, it's kind of great that he's on this program because I did just say goodbye to my three kids from my London trip. I'm after today's show flying, as they say, across the pond to call Jaguars and Bills on NFL Network with Kurt Warner, guest of What the Football with Suzy Schuster and Amy Trask.

Get that where all your podcasts are required. Going to be calling that game on NFL Network on Sunday. Said goodbye to my daughter and my two sons, my three kids, and so I missed them already. So it's good that my third son, as Chris Brockman likes to call him, Baker Mayfield, is zooming in at about 18 minutes time. So it's great. It's a family affair.

I love it. Does he know that I don't want to age myself up? I don't think I'm that old that he could be my son. How old do you think Baker Mayfield is?

Baker Mayfield has got to be, what, 27, 28 years old? Yeah. You could be his father. Oh my God.

If I had children in an earlier age. That's what you're saying. He's 28. Okay. At any rate, he's on the program.

I can't even conceive that concept. But at any rate, he's three and one. And Baker Mayfield's joining us. How are you over there, Chris Brockman? What's going on? I'm great.

I got some tangerines. DJ Mikey D, how are you, sir? I'm doing well, Rich. TJ Jefferson, candle is lit? Is it lit, sir?

It wasn't lost on me that you used the word conceive when talking about whether you could have a child or not. Nice. Look at you. I like your style. I didn't even catch that.

I like your style. Okay. You'd have been 26, so it's very possible. Thank you very much.

My dad was 25 when I was born. Okay, enough. Okay.

I know a 17-year-old once. Enough. All right, so I'm 54.

All right. Let's talk about week four being done. And it's week five.

Turn the page. We hit the quarter post point. Again, that 17th game just ruined the easy math. It ruined a lot.

It ruined the easy math. But I think we can kind of tell which teams need help, which teams need to play better, which teams are playing well, which teams are playing great, and which teams are exceeding expectations. We could see that right now. And we enter this portion of the calendar with three undefeated teams no longer. No undefeated teams in the AFC after the Bills took care of the Dolphins. And then in the NFC, you've got two undefeated teams in San Francisco and Philadelphia, the two teams that faced one another in the NFC championship game last year, looking like they're on a path to do the same again, just again, one quarter plus.

Down the road, or one quarter minus down the road of the regular season being done. Eagles and 49ers. And, you know, we went off the air yesterday talking about Al, when the caller called in, saying that, you know, Purdy would have beaten the Eagles had he not gotten hurt. And I'm like, that's why they call players like Hassan Reddick game wreckers because he wrecked the game. And the interesting thing is that they play one another, fascinatingly enough. Week 13, a game that's been circled on the calendar. By Debo Samuel with his comments back in the spring. And then in the summer, Hassan Reddick admitted he's doing the same when Debo comes back in with the rest of the 49ers. So 49ers and Eagles. So why would Jerry Jones be piping in saying that the 49ers path to the playoffs goes through him and the Dallas Cowboys or intimating anything of that nature? Because he's Jerry Jones and he can, and he has a local radio hit and platform.

In which to say such things as he did this week. They are right now probably the most likely team to go in the Super Bowl. And but in order for them to get there, they've got to go by us.

Hopefully two times if that's the way it falls in the playoffs and we're in the playoffs. But the bottom line is that you're playing the best. You need the game to tell you that you're playing the best.

But you need the game to show you how you stack up against the best. And it would be, as the kids say, totally lit if it is in the NFC Championship game like it was back in the day when the current coach of Colorado was marking my friend from NFL Game Day morning, Michael Irvin. That's what we're talking about.

But we need to see something out of Dallas that we saw against the Giants and we saw against the Jets and we saw against New England, against an opponent like the San Francisco 49ers and my guy, Brock Purdy. Your guy? He is that.

OK. I don't know if you've noticed, I've been I've been table pounding for this kid for a couple of weeks in a row. He might be your fourth son. He could be. But don't talk about that way. Baker might be listening.

He might get jealous. I don't I don't play favorites. I'm not ranking my children like Dion. Just give us two through five. So I need to see that. That's what this week is truly all about. Can Dak come out and play as flawless a game as Brock Purdy's been playing, because that's the type of game that Dallas needs from Dak. I don't need to see 35 passes, 400 yards.

Don't need to see it. And you have to sit here and wonder, is the Dak that we saw early on in his career where he would throw and he would run and he'd give you two touches in the air and he'd give you one on the ground. If that guy is there anymore. And if that's the guy that Mike McCarthy schemes to be there. And I don't know, we're sitting here four weeks into this season saying, all right, you give this Dallas defense a quarterback named Jones or Zach Wilson and they're going to they're going to kill him.

They're going to cut him up, make mincemeat out of him. Now here comes Brock Purdy. Absolutely the best quarterback they've faced through the first four weeks of the season. Hands down.

Hands down. And then you look at the rest of their schedule. Dallas is taking on Justin Herbert and the Chargers next and then Matthew Stafford and then Jalen Hurts before they face Daniel Jones and a rookie and Bryce Young again. And then they get Sam Howell for the first time and then Geno Smith before it's hurts again. Then Josh Allen, then to a Tongo Vailoa, then Jared Goff before it's Sam Howell again.

And this is the first time they are facing a real live, bona fide assassin at the quarterback position. I am talking about Brock Purdy that way. Because this is what he is. It's what he is. And we just everybody can't believe it. Can't believe it. And it's the first time again that Purdy is going to be going into a game where it's expected of them against an opponent like Dallas.

That's my opinion. That might be 49er fans' opinion, but everybody continues to take a look at this kid's performances like it's house money. And he's playing like he's the house.

Dealing. Making sure he's got, you know, flipping over that hole card with the six and it's a five and then here comes the ten. That's the way he's playing. Nobody expects him to hit 21 with the hand he's been dealt personally. Everything else around him, that's the hand that everyone feels is being dealt. So it is on Dak to not come out and go 350 and run one in.

That would be nice if he does it. It would be beyond unexpected because of the defense he's playing against. It's 20-21. It's the line that Purdy just had against an Arizona team that Dak didn't have against the same Arizona team. Understand one was home, one was on the road. Common opponent. One staved off a game Arizona team.

Another one got punched in the mouth by one. Again, just four weeks in. And I think the Dak that's showing up is a Dak that's ready for this challenge.

Salty Dak. There's a new segment on the Rich Eisen Show. We kind of missed this.

We didn't discuss this on Monday or Tuesday. You know, we missed it. But as soon as the Cowboys were done eviscerating New England and Dak took care of business against the Belichick defense that many of his haters thought would confuse him and confound him and expose him, he stepped to the podium and was asked about last year's loss to the 49ers. Dak, what was the feeling leaving that locker room last January against those guys? I mean, it's obvious.

I mean, we're so far past that, to be honest with you, but that's obvious. I mean, you just want to piss me off going into this week and I appreciate that. I do, actually. I do. Yeah, appreciate that.

Appreciate that. I mean, every day. Every day. Every daytime. Every day.

28 to 34. One touch. That's what Dak did against New England. Efficient. No interceptions.

He's got 124 yards on the ground. That's what they did. That's what they need to do. And then let Micah Parsons handle the rest.

Yeah, I can't wait for it. That's the that's the Dallas formula going into this game. Run it. Stop McCaffrey on the way to Purdy and then shut mouths like mine up saying that Purdy is him. An assassin. An assassin. He is.

Well, if he's an assassin, then Miles, Micah is going to be Jack Ruby, I think. OK, we'll take him out. Nice Metroplex reference from the early 60s. Hashtag too soon. I love the 49ers and everything they do. I don't know what you mean. You got beat down enough and Brock Purdy is great.

I love him. I don't know what you're saying. I don't know what your point is. Well, Rich, he's been Twitter Niners fans on Twitter haven't been kind to Chris in the last 48 or so hours. What's going on? This goes back to yesterday.

Which is what? Just that they're super sensitive as a fan base. So I'm saying I'm being positive.

But what have you said that they're being sensitive about? No, seriously, just pointing out facts. I'm like, what are the facts?

What does it go for it? What are the facts? I mean, just Gerald McCoy said he he literally he has all pros and pro bowlers and superstars at every position. Right.

Let's just see a full season first. OK. But he's great.

I love him. The 49ers are super wonderful. You know what? It's just it's people can sometimes just not win for losing.

You know what? It's just like he he he is the one who has been taking care of business because he's surrounded by so many pro bowlers and so many terrific players. And he's performing in a way that Trey Lance couldn't and performing in a way that Jimmy Garoppolo couldn't do consistently enough to still be in San Francisco, where I bet you deep down dollars to donuts.

He'd want to stay. It wasn't just him being injured. It was him clearly not running things to the way that Shanahan wanted it or liked to do it. So that's different than being unable to do it. I said that couldn't do it. He couldn't run it the way that Purdie's running it. Couldn't. That's a fact. He got them to the Super Bowl. He did. So what do you mean?

What's the difference? Purdie hasn't done that. And then suddenly the next year, it's like, who else can we have? There's a reason. They just didn't like him. Exactly. They like Purdie better because he's. Right. Well has Purdie taken them to the Super Bowl? Did I miss that last year? Okay.

This is so much fun. He's playing in a way that he can do it. Will he do it? Don't know. Purdie suffered the same fate that Jimmy G had. He got injured. Anything.

Anything can happen. Understood. I'm with you. I love him. He's great.

I love it too. Speaking of which, let's talk Baker Mayfield because he's about to join us. The three and one quarterback of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers is joining us on Zoom next on his bye week.

Getting ready, I believe. I think he's going to the Texas-Oklahoma game. I think he is in fact doing that.

They're on a bye week this week. I think he is going to do it because he's coming on a bit. Not just because he said yes and we asked and he's up for joining.

I think he wants to talk about the game because he and Vince Young are doing something together. Oh, nice. That's cool.

How about that? I love it. Alright. It would be sort of like you and the 49ers fans doing something together. I'm in. An unexpected reunion of two people.

Alright. Let's take a break right here on the Rich Eisen Show. 844-204-RICH. Number to dial Baker Mayfield on this edition of the Rich Eisen Show coming up.

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Check it out. He was targeting us. I mean maybe more than we were targeting him. We told him from the beginning that this is going to be a you're going to be in a competition here because we really like Kyle Trask. And he didn't you know as you know Baker he didn't flinch.

He accepted that and you know he just ran with it. But he is such a you know even as I go around town people what's Baker like. Is he a good guy. It's like I don't know where this started that he wasn't a good guy. And I mean I think you could point to a few things that maybe people got the wrong impression of him. But he's a freaking awesome dude.

He's a dude. And the players saw it right away. I mean he's whether he's taken the lineman to the Bahamas you know during on our break during camp before the first you know after final cuts to go golf. Or he's he's spotted around town at dive bars with a different group of position group with receivers with Mike Evans you know with Godwin with these guys.

He really knows he's not doing it's not fake he really knows how to how to be a dude with the team and they love him. All right that's a little setup right there. OK.

It's Jason Light on Peter Schrager's pod. Dive bars around town huh. With Mike Evans. That sounds fun.

Wouldn't you. That sounds like a great time. When was the last time you had a dive bar.

I mean when was Cage born. OK. So it happens right.

It happens. Maybe in Kansas City for my draft. OK. That was fun. Very good. Well anyway Baker Mayfield is about to join us once the radio audience returns via Zoom.

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Call or just stop by. We just heard Jason Light on Peter Schrager's podcast saying that Baker's just become one with the team right off the bat. Dive bars with Mike Evans he said. The Bahamas. By the way.

Love you guys. We're not going to the Bahamas. Why? Which is not. Why? That's not really an answer. It's too long.

What's too long? Do you know what the flight from Tampa to the Bahamas is? It's real easy. Where you want to go to Catalina? That's where Mike takes his first dates right?

I'm actually going this weekend. You're taking a first date? No. OK. I'm on the 30th date. Whoa.

30th date. Yeah. What is going on here? We talk about our lives all the time and now we've got to find this out? Quiet. Quiet. Well you and I talk about our lives.

Oh OK. These two guys. Super super. Hermits.

Hermits. Keep it like this DJ. We're on the Rich Eyes and show one of my favorites. He's three and one. He's on his bye week. He's got a big college rivalry game coming up this weekend. He's Baker Mayfield. How are you Baker? I'm doing great. How are you Rich? How'd you wake up today Baker? How did you wake up today? Just real relaxed.

No dangerous feeling yet. No. That's a bye week deal? That's a bye week deal?

That's a bye week deal. Take the fellas to the Bahamas. What are you doing? Thank you. Thank you. Thank you. That's my boy right there. We're not all Baker Mayfield. Jeez.

That's a good guy. Let's go. Wait a minute.

You did wake up dangerous. How dare you lob it into this studio like that? My gosh.

It's a little feisty. That's it. So did you, tell me about that because Jason Leich dropped that knowledge that you took your lineman to the Bahamas. Is that what you did?

What did you do? Yeah. We had three out of the five guys. We had Tristan Wurbs, Luke Adecki, and Robert Hainsey. We all went down that Labor Day weekend and we got our, the three day break we get with the three preseason games now.

So we went down there and enjoyed some great weather, the water, and just had a good time. Okay. And the chemistry building is obviously something that you take seriously as a quarterback of somebody of your nature. And also he's mentioned that you've been spot around town in dive bars with Mike Evans. Is that true too, Baker?

Is that true? Yeah. I mean, there's a couple of local watering holes that we frequent. Most of the alignment, but yeah, it's got to get the guys out, you know, you fight hard for each other. You got to enjoy the downtime together and it's a great group of guys.

So it's not like it's forcing anything. It's just good friendship. And I love those guys.

I love it too. I love hearing that because, you know, he also, one last thing that he mentioned I want to hit off you is he said that you kind of targeted them a little bit more than maybe they were targeting you in the non-playing season when you were maybe looking for your next spot that you clearly have found. Is that a true story, Baker? Would you say that?

It is. I mean, it's a little bit both ways, but I mean, it just, when I was looking at it, obviously the first time getting to pick where I was going to play just organizationally wise, top down, they run a tight ship. They do it well. They've had a lot of success.

And so, you know, coming from some of the places I've been, it was, it was a pretty easy choice and it's no, it's been, it's been great so far and just, you know, ever since walked into the doors in April, it, it's been so much fun. I mean, everybody's on the same page. It's all about winning.

There's no extra BS. It's just a great group all around. Yeah. And then now the three in one start, what, what, what has leapt out at you over the first month of the season, Baker? Um, to be honest, I mean, we knew what our expectations were. Um, but I just think we have a, we have a group that we have a fighting team, like they're, we're scrappy. We're, we're, we're never going to back down from a fight. Uh, I mean, it's just, it's a group that they're willing to do anything to win. I'll say that, you know, obviously we, we didn't play well against the Eagles. We all knew that, but then we had another physical matchup with division rival saints coming up the next week. And so just the way everybody handled their business, they were responsible accountable for how we played the Monday night game and we bounced back in a big way.

So that's, it's a resilient team. I'll say that. At any point, did you reach out to your super bowl ad friend, Tom Brady for 2 cents on your, your current scene?

Baker? I did not. No, I'm letting them enjoy retirement. Okay.

I just figured, you know, Hey, what's going on around here? Nothing like that. Zero.

No, nothing. I'm just handling it the best way I can and, uh, yeah, just, we're all in it together. So keeping it within the building, I got to tell you, I mean, nobody ever wants to be the guy after the guy and then the guy would seven super bowl rings, Baker, did that ever hit you? Did it, did that ever hit your, your mind set at all about this?

Not really. I mean, rich, you know me well enough. I'm going to do it, uh, you know, the best way I can, uh, and you know, he's the greatest ever do it. There's no doubt about that, but we do it two completely different ways, two different versions. And, um, yeah, I think for me, it's just getting back to the positive, uh, enjoying football and join the game and loving my teammates. That's that's the way I play my best and, uh, yeah, so we're in a good place now and I'm enjoying it. Baker Mayfield here on the rich eyes and show who are the folks in your world that keep the external out and you, you, you live in the internal and you're, you're able to just be you and live life and focus on, you know, winning football games, Baker, who are those people?

I mean, I would not be able to survive without my wife, lover to death. She's a, she's a soldier, she's a trooper. She's been through the ups and downs with me, uh, sit by my side the whole way and love her for that. And, uh, but just, it's, she makes life easy. But then also when, when I have, I mean, I'm best friends with all my buddies that I grew up with, they, uh, they know how to keep me humble. They, they'll point out the bad plays, they'll, they'll bring you back down to earth when I need it.

Really? Like what, what are they doing? What are they doing? Your friends, they always, they always poke fun at how I sometimes get tackled in a very dramatic way.

Um, then I'm, then I'm not the fastest guy, but I will take you in a 40 yard dash though, rich. Yes, Baker. You know what? Uh, I wake up dangerous on the days.

I lace it up or wait a minute, the day I lace it up, just be careful. Be careful about doing some training prior to that Baker. Let's not get started.

Let's not get started. Yes. You know, the, the most important person in my life, uh, my wife is, is lockstep with you. The number of times she's like, w why don't you train? And I'm like, because it's, it's me. You know what I mean? Like that's, I don't know, you know, but what if I just like, I dropped 15 and just got, just trained for it and went out and broke five seconds and just Mike dropped. What do you think?

Baker? You think I could do that? I'm here for it. Okay. I'll start supporting. We'll, we'll bring in a nutritionist, but we'll get the training going. We'll cut weight. Okay. We'll do that. Okay. Baker, I'm going to hold you to that.

I'm going to hold you to that. Uh, you're the perfect person to ask this question to number one overall pick in the NFL draft on your third team right now. And I just, I like, again, I look at someone like Jared Goff too, right?

Former number one overall pick in the draft now on his second team. And when you go from the team that drafted you to another team, essentially you're no longer that same person in the mind's eye of so many different people. But how difficult is it to play quarterback in this league? And what do you say to those who kind of throw to the side top draft choice quarterbacks, just because it may not happen in their first spot that quickly Baker.

Yeah. I mean, playing quarterbacks, it's, it's not a responsibility. There's a lot that is involved with it between, I mean, obviously the physical aspect of it, you have to play well, but it's, you're really like the CEO of a company you're, you're responsible for mending the relationships, keeping those and making sure everybody's on the same page. But you know, the thing about it that I always say to people is when you're picked that high, like they have a high pick for a reason, unless the team, you know, picked it acquired from a trade or something like that, you're, you're going to a team that hasn't had a lot of success.

And so there's a, when it comes down to playing quarterback, like I said, there's so much more that goes into it, but I'm a firm believer. Everything happens for a reason. And you know, much like Jared's situation, I think you know, we're, we're better off from the lessons we learned and the things that we've gone through all the ups and downs. You can't look at it in a negative mindset. You have to be able to take positives away from it and learn from those mistakes that we've made. And it's, that's why I'm able to have success now and have a, you know, clean mind about it is because there's, there's so many things that I learned and did wrong when I was younger, but you know, I wouldn't change it because I had to learn and grow from it. So what is the lesson you learned of, of the greatest importance do you think, Baker?

Being the same guy in the building every day. You know, we work too hard throughout the week, preparing and getting ready for the game to let it affect the results, um, win or lose. We know that we left our best stuff out there. We tried our best and there's 17 games. And so you gotta, you gotta bounce back and, uh, work for the next one. So good, bad play.

It's onto the next one. That's that's the mindset you gotta have. Why?

Cause you would just let stuff linger, losses, linger, and let it affect relationships, let it affects personal life, things like that. And just, you can't let the negativity seep into your life because you can't, you can't have success on the field if you do that. So when did you learn that? When I guess, when did you decide, okay, you took stock and you're like page turn on that. When did that happen specifically in your career, do you think? Last year, to be honest with you, um, you know, obviously when, when Cleveland was moving on, there was, there was a time period where I was just kind of in limbo knowing I wasn't going to play for them, not knowing where I was going to get picked up at. Um, but just, and then in Carolina, you know, when I wasn't playing, just being the best teammate I could for whether it was PJ Walker, Sam Darnold playing, being a guy in that, in that locker room that has a lot of experience had been through the ups and downs to be able to be a constant person, uh, and support piece in that locker room.

And so it was, uh, it was a different perspective for me, but there were valuable lessons and things that I'll cherish forever and I'll, I'll be better for it. Baker Mayfield quarterback of the three and one Tampa Bay Buccaneers in a bye week. Few minutes left with him right here on the Rich Eisen show, red river showdown, sir. You and Vince Young are doing something together. What do you got?

What's happening here? Uh, I'm not going to talk about Vince. Okay. Yeah. I like, I like the guy, but not this week.

It's horns down forever. You know, this couldn't have happened at a better time though. Talk about it.

We're three in one by weeks happening. I'm going to the game as a spectator. I mean, it's, it's fantastic. So I'm looking forward to it. Are you tailgating and everything? You're going to do the whole thing. What are you doing?

If I'm going to bury about three funnel cakes, I can only imagine how great the funnel cakes are at the state fair Baker. And tomorrow I'm working at a canes in Dallas, handing out some food at the drive-thru. And you know, I'm going to get my best effort for that too. Yeah.

Two lucky customers getting some football themed swag for others in line. Okay. So you're going to do that one at a raising, raising canes, giving away football. Yeah. Okay. Yeah. Got it. And so out some food, maybe, maybe get lucky enough and walk away with a caniac combo. We'll see.

Okay. So Oklahoma is going to be doing what this weekend, what do you got for me on that front? It's a, it's a good matchup. I like our chances. I like where we're at defense wise.

I mean, Venables last year didn't have, you know, the roster wise, you know, coming in, lost a lot of guys, transfer portal. I mean, that, that whole world is crazy wanting to get into that, but offense is rolling. I think we can score on anybody, but this is a tough matchup for us. Texas has the alignment and the alignment that they've been missing for a long time. So it's going to be back to that physical matchup. This rivalry should all, it should be about, you know, the words, Texas is back. You hear it all the time, right? You hear it, but this time Baker, I'm hearing it more than ever. Look at you laughing, look at you laughing, but this is it, right? I mean, of all the times for Oklahoma to, to win, this is when everybody really feels Texas is back right now. You know? Yeah, I mean, they'll, they'll feel that, but to be honest with you, it's, it's fantastic that I'll have more big 12 championships than they ever did. I love it. And you said, again, you woke up relaxed.

Get the hell out of here with that, clear mind, clear fighting mind today. I like it. And again, I don't know how attuned you are to everything going on in college football, but would Caleb Williams get your vote right now for a back-to-back Heisman, Baker Mayfield? Kid's a stud.

He definitely would. I mean, he's, he's unbelievable. The things that he can do, it's, it's amazing to see, and that being somebody that's played in Lincoln's offense, to be able to see what Lincoln's able to do with him and the creativity, it's, it's fun to watch.

I mean, it's just a shame I'm on the East coast, all those games are a little bit later. Right. You know, and, and, and the words Patrick and Mahomes keep getting thrown around. And I gotta be honest with you, I kind of joined that chorus this week after watching, I watched him for the first time against Dion in Colorado, cause you know, obviously I'm, I love Dion and known him for so long. So I'm totally locked in on that first time I watched quarter one to quarter last this year of Caleb Williams. And I got to tell you, there were moments where he looked just like Mahomes, Baker, would you agree with that?

It's the throwing off the platform. I completely agree. Being able to throw from every possible angle, he can turn nothing into something and that's, that's an elite trait that he has and he's just gifted in that way. So I mean, he's, he's, and I met him for the first time in person when we did the Heisman house commercials and he's a lot, he's a lot bigger than I thought too. So I mean, he's, he's just a physical specimen and he's able to do it and you can tell the guys love being around him. He enjoys, he enjoys the game too.

So he's just fun to watch. I love those commercials. What's it like shooting those, Baker? It's so much fun. It really is. I mean, just a couple of days getting to be around the guys, I mean, it's, it's such an elite fraternity. I mean, sometimes I have to, you know, take a step back and realize what a special group to be a part of.

And so there's so much fun to film and it's always good to be back with those guys. Like hanging with Bo Jackson, right? I mean, is that what you're doing pretty much? Yeah. Yeah.

I'm not trying to get very standard as they say a couple of words, maybe even a hello. He doesn't do that though. Don't worry. It's not you. It's nothing personal.

That's just Barry. You know? Exactly. So yeah, I don't take it personal.

The first year I might have, but Bo was giving him a hard time, so it's always entertaining. So cool. All right, Baker.

Great connecting with you, man. You know this. I say this off the air. I'll tell it again.

You look, this is when Michigan was losing Ohio state all the time. When you planted that flag, you had me at hello. You totally had me at hello, man. I love you, Rich.

I feel the same exact way. Go ahead, Chris. Tell him. Go ahead, Chris.

Go ahead. Tell him it's okay. Baker, Rich has two sons. I say you're his third son.

He loves you so much. Oh, stop it. Oh my gosh. I'll take it.

Now I'll just work on getting you guys to the Bahamas and we'll have both. Thank you. Thank you. We'll all be on the same page. Okay. Now we're talking. I'll settle for a dive bar with you and Mike Evans. Yeah, no doubt. There's no I in Baker.

I'm a team player for you guys, but there is two I's in Rich and I's in and he's mine. So back off. All right, Baker, take care of yourself, man. Be well. Appreciate you guys. You got it.

Enjoy the rest of your bi-week. It's Baker Mayfield getting ready to down three funnel cakes at the state fair. That sounds, that sounds amazing.

Strikes me as he has the metabolism to handle such a thing. The deep fried Twinkies. What else do they have? Dude, I'm just saying. I'll just going to go, I'll go all in here.

Look, what a story this would be. Okay, now I know I led the show with Dallas and in, in, in Philadelphia and San Francisco and you know, the fourth team in tapping in could be a guy who, you know, tapping in like, like it's WrestleMania cause he kind of looks like it and Dan Campbell. Right.

True. I think if everybody asked right now, the final four in the NFC are Philadelphia, Dallas, San Francisco and Detroit right now. Like if you crystal balled it, if you can, if you had to put your money on it, don't you think? I mean, if you asked generally anybody who's watching, I think those are the four best teams.

Correct. But what if Baker Mayfield crashes the party and one of those four teams doesn't make it because he beats one of them in the first round of the playoffs. What if Baker's the six seed visiting Detroit? What if he's the five seed? Why aren't they the four seed?

Why if they're the four? Okay. What if they're the four seed and Detroit comes to them? Right. Or they wouldn't do that.

Hold on a minute. Detroit would be the three. How about this one? Seattle would come to them. Or Dallas would go to them. Just like last year.

Yeah. Just like last year. And he wins and he's in the divisional playoffs. And takes the team further than Brady did in his last year.

And what if he does what Brady did in his first year? Well. That's what I'm saying.

Now that's a tall, insanely tall order. Yeah. But crazier things have happened. True.

Guy I sit next to in the booth on Sunday in Tottenham Stadium, Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, the one who was on a Zoom with Amy and Susie and what the football. Crazier things have happened. Buccaneers 70 to one for the Super Bowl.

I got it. But what if that... I mean, would that be one of the most amazing stories? Or just even go to the NFC Championship game?

Become one of the final two. They have a ton of people who did it on that team. Yep. So fun. I like Baker smiling and relaxing and not being angry at me. He strikes me as that's the wrong guy to get on the wrong side of that guy right there.

Right? I feel like he holds a grudge. And his friends giving him grief for how he's tackled dramatically. He was actually folded back at one point. He drew a personal foul late hit penalty. One of the ruffling the passer penalties that was actually legit. He was on his knees, his feet were pinned behind him, and then the ball was gone and he got hit. But didn't he also... wasn't he angry runs? Didn't he get the scepter a couple of weeks ago?

Yeah, I think week one he got the scepter. Flag planting. Pretty funny.

Stiff arm and waking up dangerous Baker Mayfield. That's so great. Love it. Fun stuff. And you can tell he had fun in this interview. Which is always fun.

Well, it's always fun when you're three and one. Oh, he's my new favorite player. He wants us to go to the Bahamas. So that's it.

Get on it, Rich. How about that? No, I'm waking up relaxed and not dangerous.

I think you should take your guys to the Bahamas. That's dangerous. I agree with him. Well, not for him.

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Get the podcast wherever you listen. What was your baseball game like? My baseball game, actually, my baseball game was pretty good, but I didn't play in high school. I played like Recreational League and Babe Ruth.

Okay. And I used to pitch. Pitch? Yeah.

As well. Pitch and hit, yeah. So what was your pitching game like? The pitching game was pretty good. I mean, I didn't, you know.

What was your topic? It was a heavy ball. I didn't know. I had no idea how fast I was throwing, but people used to say, man, you got a heavy ball. So when we're watching you swing in Major League, it's Pedro Serrano. Yeah. Is that your swing? Yeah. Oh, and I don't know if we ever talked about this, but every ball I hit out, I hit out, except not as far as they shot it out, because they had to reverse the camera.

Hold on a second, Dennis Haysbury. How many home runs did you hit? Well, I hit three in the movie, right? I think I hit three in the movie. I hit every one of them I hit out.

Okay. And all the batting practice? Oh yeah. I used to hit, oh yeah, I used to hit routinely. So were you the best hitter of all the actors in that movie? I would say so.

I would say so. Charlie and I were the only guys that could really play baseball. Wesley was really athletic and could run, but it wasn't much of a hit. He couldn't hit. But could Charlie hit or he was just- Charlie could hit, and Charlie could pitch. But you went yard more than anybody else in the cast of Major League. Except for the baseball guys that were out there. Actual.

So who was the worst? I can't, I won't say. Yes, you can.

You absolutely can. That microphone works. Corbin Bernson, could he- Corbin was okay. I think Tom Barringer was like maybe the worst. No kidding. Yeah. I love you, Tom. He forced it out of me, man. That's what I do for a living. I force things out of people. Fun stuff back in the day with Dennis Haysbert on The Rich Eisen Show.

844-204-rich, number to dial, we'll take your phone calls in a second. Baseball playoffs underway. A quadruple header yesterday.

Quadruple header. The Twins are like, wait a minute, we don't have to play the Yankees in the playoffs? And they're- Sold.

They're sold. Right? The Rays go down and the Brewers go down. In what world would you just be randomly watching a Diamondbacks-Brewers game in the middle of the afternoon?

Thank you so much. Only in October. I was, where was I?

I was driving around getting ready for the trip to London and my phone buzzes and it's Cooper, my 12-year-old, sort of red light is when I looked at my phone. Of course. Yeah. And he's living on the MLB app right now.

Living on it. And he texted me. This is when I realized things were not going well for the Brewers. He texted me this, Corbin Carroll hit a 444-foot home run off of Corbin Burns and it is definitely the first time a Corbin hit a home run off of another Corbin. That's your son. That's Cooper Evan Eisen.

My 12-year-old right there, I hearted on the spot. It was a three nothing game at that point. That was a huge play.

It was huge. And when I saw him later, I said, is that like, did you hear that on the broadcast? And he goes, no. I'm like, so where did you get that from? He goes, it's gotta be a fact, dad. It's gotta be.

It's gotta be. And by the way, I don't know. Can we look that up?

I have no idea how we would look that up. I immediately thought of, I'm calling Bills and Jaguars entirely possible Josh Allen can get sacked by Josh Allen on Sunday. Both teams have a Josh Allen. That's happened before. And I do believe when that happened, it was the first time in NFL history, a quarterback was sacked by somebody by the same name. So of course, there is no one named Trevor Lawrence on the Buffalo Bills. Let me just check the roster.

You don't have to. I'm locked in on my roster. But at any rate, so that's when I realized things were not going well for the Brewers and the Diamondbacks are the ones most set up. What a roll of the dice. Was the pitching just not set up or they just decided, we're just going to go with Zach Gallen in game two? I don't know. Maybe Gallen pitched into the air.

Let me check. Because it's time to roll out your ace to just shut this thing down. And the Diamondbacks could be sliding down the slide into the mug right there in Milwaukee and just two and dunning the Brewers. The Phillies got things done at home. You know, the Rangers, again, I obviously make things about myself, how about Jordan Montgomery being on the Rangers because the Yankees flipped him to St. Louis for a guy that they DFA'd.

Like this may have to be one of all the cashman moves that didn't cash. This is one. Well, Josh Donaldson's on the Brewers. You know, that's one. That's one thing.

I know. But Jordan Montgomery blanking the raise, which by the way, doesn't appear to be too tough to do these days in the playoffs in October if you do make it. But again, I'm sitting there going, you think Jordan Montgomery would look good in the Yankee Grays in Tampa when actually it's the Yankees who need to make the playoffs by beating the Rays?

Wouldn't that be good? That was a big one. And the Twins took care of business at home. And the O's, how about the freaking Astros, man? They're like, they were out of the playoffs, then they're on the periphery of the wildcard, then they're involved in the three team race where they could wind up being not just, you know, barely making the wildcard, but out and they wind up winning their division and they're sitting at home. All they do is win. With the Dodgers and the Braves and the Orioles. Yep.

It's chilling. We've got Zach Wheeler, who's won 39 games the last three years after the Mets gave up on him. That's another one. I mean, that's why baseball first. Last night.

So that's what's going on in Major League Baseball right now. Nick in Corona, California. What's up, Nick? How you been? Hey, what's happening, Rich?

How you been? This is it. This is it. I've got my Gilligan hat ready to go. I was just going to ask you, you got your Gilligan hat, who knew we were both going to be one and three? I didn't. You certainly didn't since you chose your team to go 15 and two in the win loss game prior to the season, Nick. So we know you didn't. Absolutely. You know. I wanted to ask you if you wanted to wager on that game, and I'm not talking about cold hard cash. Good.

Because I can't do that. What do you got in mind? Well, if I win, I looked it up, it's about an hour and a half to two hours, depending on traffic, to come down to Corona. We could go to dinner. You could bring your son. I heard he likes cars. I got a nice car.

I know it's not a Lamborghini or Ferrari, but he would still like it. Thank you. And I don't want to speak for you, but if I lose, you know, maybe I come down to your studio and bring you guys lunch. Hmm.

Wow. It sounds like you're not putting much on the line, Nick, it'd be straight up with you. It's a win-win for Nick. It's a win-win for Nick. And I'd love to meet you, Nick, you know, I would love to meet you, a two hour drive to Corona with my son.

I don't know. Like me taking a four hour trip to see Taylor Swift. How about this, Nick? We'll just watch the game and be in contact with each other this way, and you and I will just have to be doing this for pride. How does that sound?

That suck? I'll do it for pride. All right, brother.

My pride's been kind of diminished since week one, yes. Thank you, sir. Appreciate it. Thank you, Nick.

That's Nick in Corona. What you just did, though, is you turned down free lunch for all of us. So we can't go to the Bahamas and we can't get a lunch trip. We're Susie coming back. The good news is this.

It's gone from Bahamas to lunch. The next thing's going to be negligible that you lose. I'm going to tell Andrew to bring a slice of pizza.

I understand what that means. Man, we just keep losing. Man, we're just taking L's. Zach Wilson and the Jets playing what they did, like they did against Kansas City, after my friend Sean Payton said what he said about their offensive coordinator, who's Aaron Rodgers's BFF. And if they followed Rodgers's cue on a Saturday night surprise appearance at their team meeting about no finger pointing, let's rally around, Zach and Zach will perform. And that's exactly what happened on Sunday Night Football.

If they're following Rodgers's cue, they go into Denver and they lay it on thick. Because if Tua did what he did on this defense and Justin Fields, Mr. Roboto did what he did. Sam Howell had 299 and two touchdowns. JG had two touchdowns. This is it.

The Denver D's been getting lit up by quarterbacks. Randy Gregory released. So Sean has taken stock there, who's the guy and who isn't? Randy Gregory just hit the road, Jack. And this is it. In the spot where Breece blew out his knee, Robert Salas says, no more pitch count for Breece Hall.

He said that today. Elijah Veritaker suffered a season ending injury. This is where things began to turn to crap last year. Let's look terrific right up to this very point in Denver. So they show back up feeling good about themselves, putting things together against a defense that has been susceptible for a coach that said what he said about their offensive coordinator, who's Rodgers's BFF and is the guy that is in charge of keeping Zach Wilson on an upward path.

Oh, this should be it. They go to two and three and a shot to come home against Jalen Hurts and the Eagles to go three and three before a bye. Understand that's a stout opponent, but it starts now.

Oh, baby. Looking forward to this game in week five as well. Bruce Feldman coming up to talk about college football, our number two, and my power rankings coming up.

Oh, yeah, man. Before the Broncos turn around, the Jets go further to crap at one and four, and then Zach Wilson regresses and everybody's back on the griddle again. The NFL, bro, turning things around one minute. Your quarterback is the minivan of draftees. Then he's your future quarterback because of the way that he plays as a rookie. Then he completely degrades, totally falls apart against the Dallas Cowboys. And the next minute you pick them up in fantasy, right? Chris, you picked up Mac Jones in fantasy this week. That is a fact.

But my other, but my other options, that's how things can change just, just as for instances, you know, can I at least like present my case or Perry Mason? It was either Zach Wilson, Desmond Ritter or Mac Jones. What was I supposed to do? Who's on your body? Justin Herbert. Okay. And those are the slim pickings, huh? That was it.

Who was the third one? Why wouldn't you go, why wouldn't you go Zach off of that performance against the defense that has been totally susceptible? You just don't trust it? Well, I'm just thinking, I'm just doing a what's more likely in my head that the saints just gave up to our previous guest, 300 yards and three touchdowns, or Mac has his worst game of the season, two weeks in a row. That seems unlikely. Okay.

So I don't know. And Desmond Ritter was just not an option. Ritter, not a non-starter. Did you see Matthew Berry said you should release Kyle Pitts if you have them? Because John who Smith's getting a ton of targets. Every Monday, Rich Eisen and Chris Brockman react to what's happening in the world of football on overreaction Monday dolphins final four AFC team.

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