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Kurt Warner and also our friend Kevin Harlan with the call on that one. Good to see you over there, Chris Brockman. I'm done with all pieces of business. What's going on, Rich? What's up, man?
DJ Mikey Diaz and Deez Nuts. Good morning, Rich. Good to see you over there. And I appreciate your friend Dom. Mixing it up yesterday. Good job. Good to see you over there.
TJ Jefferson. What's going on, brother? I mean, I was going to bring up the whiteboard, but we're the one earlier in the week. I know you sat back and you watch the fireworks and that I get nothing really say, but here we go. Nice.
Oh, my God. Cowboys games are tough. Listens because of that. But long story short, they are wise. Well, that's for another day.
Eight, four, four, two or four each number to dial here on this program. We have a new best team in the NFL, and I sensed it coming. I felt it coming. That's why as soon as they started winning again, I put them right in my top three in my power rankings every single week since their ascension from their bye week and their three game losing streak. And the San Francisco 49ers are the best team in the NFL. They have everything you need, everything you want from pass rushers to defenders that thump. They have a head coach who can get deep in his bag and utilize every single weapon on the field that they have at their disposal.
And they have a quiet assassin who looks like he's going to a home economics class and his name is Brock Purdy. And what the San Francisco 49ers did yesterday is the most impressive win of the season, with all due respect to the Eagles going into Kansas City and winning on a Monday night in the mist. What the San Francisco 49ers did was go into Philadelphia and fall down six to nothing while struggling on offense, having barely even a first downs worth of total yards. And you could sense it coming again. That is now five straight quarters of frustration for the San Francisco 49ers in Philadelphia, dating all the way back to an NFC championship game that they circled right away.
And the one who did the circling with his mouth. Is Devo Samuel and what he did yesterday after talking the talk of calling James Bradbury trash and coming out and saying that had Brock Purdy not been knocked out of the football game in Philadelphia in the first quarter of the NFC championship game, leaving them with Josh Johnson, then eventually Christian McCaffrey playing quarterback. That it would have been a different result.
And the answer to that, rightfully so, from Philadelphia was, OK, tell it to the judge, whatever. Who cares? We went to the Super Bowl. You did not. Hassan Riddick was the personification of what people call people at his position, a game wrecker. He wrecked the game.
Too bad. Should have protected him. And by the way, prior to him being out, the head coach who's on the screen right there should have challenged to play on fourth down. That would have given San Francisco the ball rather than Philadelphia, the lead and the momentum, all that stuff.
But he's the one who was doing the talking. And did he come back and walk the walk? Oh, yeah, he ran the ran.
He ran the run, whatever you want to do. He did absolutely all the Debo things that Debo Samuel does, which is take a ball and just absolutely jam it down the defense's throat and run straight through them to an end zone and say, try and catch me. The Debo Samuel that we had not seen all year long the last couple of weeks has shown up. And that makes this team even tougher because there's Ayuk and then there's Kittle and then there's Christian McCaffrey. And the guy who is absolutely perfect and on point is Brock Purdy, who had all the pressure on him again. This is the guy who's supposed to be the difference maker. Debo Samuel even said it. Hey, let's see what happens if Brock Purdy is upright for all four quarters and we're healthy. Well, we did. Holy smokes. Guy who's coming off of the perfect passer rating, right?
Guy who had a perfect passer rating for the first time since Montana and young. OK, sure. A lot of folks might say that. Glad you did that, you know, against Tampa. And then sure, we saw what you did on Thursday night, Thanksgiving night at Seattle.
OK. How about at Philadelphia? How does. 314 yards and four touchdowns for a passer rating, that's one hundred forty eight point eight sound to you. And then the guys who he found also, you know, Juwan Jennings. OK, let me tell you this. In the same way that Seattle back in the day when it was legion of booming and Russ was being Russ and he was cooking, that if the defense scored a touchdown, you knew that was a wrap. If the defense scored a touchdown, you couldn't beat Seattle.
I'll just tell you this. If Juwan Jennings scores a touchdown, it's going to be tough to beat the San Francisco 49ers because are you going to get his and Debo is going to get his. And eventually Kittle will get his and, you know, McCaffrey is going to get his. And Debo had one rushing and two receiving. Come on.
That is all she wrote there, man. McCaffrey had one rushing, Debo had one rushing, Debo had two receiving. Ayuk had one receiving, Jennings had one receiving. Good night. Certainly when the defense is showing up and Brock Purdy.
Way to go, brother. He must have been thinking about this every single moment of his rehab. Because, you know, that's what you think of, I'm sure. Aaron Rodgers, every single moment of his rehabs thinking I'm going to get back to practice, I'm going to play football this year.
And I do hope to see that, even though I don't know why I do that, but that's for another day. But a lot of people think Purdy doesn't think this way because, again, just look at him. Honestly, that's the way people feel. Just look at him.
He's Bambi with fangs. This is after the game. I mean, it was sort of in my mind.
Yeah, man, I got hurt here. You know, that was this year, late in January. But was it going to be the revenge game or anything like that?
No. For me, it was week 13. We're going into a new year, a hostile environment. We needed this game. We need this game. And obviously, we have some really important games coming up, too. So that's where I was at with that. I didn't want to get distracted by I got to go back and show everybody what could have happened or what could have been. Got a new team, this is 2023, and that's where my mind was at.
They have to be out of their skulls. Xtatic have to be because he's the greatest quarterback in the history of the NFL. With the rookie contract, he has put it all together. Russell Wilson won a Super Bowl, but not not seventh round. The greatest in this day and age to win in the NFL. With a rookie quarterback is huge. You pointed out, Chris, I understand he won a Super Bowl. Guess what?
This guy on a rookie contract, you're calling it this guy? Well, I mean, I predicted it. I've already done it. I've already said twice San Francisco's winning it all here on the show prior to the Thanksgiving show. And then on the Thanksgiving NFL Network show, I did it. Yeah, San Francisco is my pick to win it this year. I had chiefs over the forty niners going into the season. You gave me a mulligan two weeks before Thanksgiving. I took it and repeated it on NFL Network, San Francisco over Kansas City. So what I'm saying is he's got the greatest rookie contract in the history of rookie contracts for a quarterback playing like this. Yeah, what's he make?
I guess I guess which might have been a more artful way of me saying what I'm attempting to say. And then on top of it, this is a franchise that made the wrong decision in a draft that the Jets are still trying to deal with by choosing Zach Wilson before Trey Lance. The Bears might punt, too. Your team is still in New England is potentially ready to punt Mac Jones. I mean, he's been he's Zach and Mac are both third string inactive. It's over unless there's a whole slew of injuries.
They're not playing football. It's over. And this team made the same mistake and nobody's talking about it because of Brock Purdy. And rightfully so.
He's unbelievable. And this is what the coach had to he's got to be out of his mind, too, because this team was down six nothing. They got Dre Greenlaw, one of their best defenders, ejected because he makes contact with the other team's security head.
All right. The security chief is out there trying to break up fights because it landed right in his lap. Big Dom, Rich. So she's got one of the chops back to the chops and grazing the chops.
Greenlaw is gone. The whole rest of the building's going nuts because then the Eagles score a touchdown and the San Francisco 49ers take over the game from there on out. Yeah, like, cool.
Didn't matter. So they they literally, figuratively took Philadelphia's best punch after Dre Greenlaw grazed Dom's grill with, you know, like, I guess, an eighth of a punch. And they are now one game behind Philadelphia in the standings, which they could easily make up in the next week or two, because Philly's got to go to Dallas next. And they want their blood.
They want their pound of flesh. And then they're in Seattle where anything can happen. You think the last two minutes of the Sunday night game in Green Bay was nuts? Just put that in Seattle and that'll be on steroids where things go crazy all the time up there. It's like a different planet.
No normal games. This is what Shannon Kyle Shannon's got to be out of his mind thrilled. I just loved how excited and ready our team was for this game. And when you are that amped up and ready to go and for, you know, I mean, they're all there. All the games are the same, but we understand how good that team is. We understand their record.
And so that makes it always a little bit bigger. And our guys are really excited for the challenge. And when you come out with that much energy and that ready to go and things don't go well for a quarter, that was the thing I was most proud of. Our guys were able to weather a storm. I know it seems like there's panic, but you never felt it when they came to the sidelines.
And usually when you carry yourself that way, I mean, if you can just stick in it and usually good things happen after and they did. Unruh, spectacular. San Francisco now goes home and can finish off Seattle, maybe even for the playoffs because of the way Green Bay and the Rams are playing. And and then San Francisco is at Arizona, the one that they have left that is going to be absolutely bonkers dynamite. You want to talk about measuring six and potentially a Super Bowl preview to finish up to wrap up week 16 last game to finish up the triple header on Christmas night on Monday, where there's going to be a Peacock game. The Buffalo Bills in that taking on the Chargers on a Saturday, then the Sunday slate, I'll be doing the Christmas Eve night game in Denver with New England at Denver. And then the triple header, you've got Baltimore in San Francisco and then after that at Washington, home for the Rams.
And Arizona is technically in the mountain time zone at present, they didn't they didn't fall back when we switch clocks. But you could look at that and say their trip to Washington. Outside of that. They're staying pretty much at home until they might have to take a flight to Vegas. To play the ultimate big one. Superb, a plus plus San Francisco 49er fans, you have every right to be ecstatic right now. As for Philadelphia fans. Hey, it's been ugly the last couple of weeks, but you've won them this one.
You were playing, you know, in the muck in the first quarter and it looked like it was going your way until San Francisco put its foot in the ground and started playing their game. And their their their issue is if they're not going to get home on on the quarterback, the linebackers are exposed. And, you know, our friend Gio, the podcaster, remember that he had the combine years ago, said Howie, for the love of God, linebackers and wide receivers for the love of God. And he got A.J.
Brown. They got one of them. And he got Nicole B.
Dean. OK, and that kid just can't stay healthy from Georgia. And, you know, I know they're thinking Shaq Leonard is available at some point from the from the from the Colts. Maybe you get I mean, just whatever you can do to get the reinforcements in right now, because if you're playing San Francisco with all that action coming out of the backfield and and you're you're somehow.
Not in position in the second level, you're going to get torched. And I'm I'm wondering how Dallas is going to handle that next week because Sirianni and his team has put it all out there. And now here comes Dallas for them. And if Dallas gets them and there's a three way tie. Atop the NFC at the same record, obviously San Francisco moves on, which is why I said just moments ago, it's entirely possible at Arizona Mountain Time Zone at Washington Eastern Time Zone. That's that's the only time they're going to leave the Pacific time zones for the rest of this year.
Because they're either going to go to Vegas for the Super Bowl or stay at home and sit and watch others on the couch. With all due respect to the Lions. I believe the Niners are going to be that one seed. That's the concern I have for Philadelphia, even though they're one in front, can they go and win in Dallas 100 percent? Do they need to go win in Dallas?
I think 100 percent. You want to be the one seed? You want to have your shot at San Francisco one more time? You want to win that game? Put it in Philadelphia.
That's your better shot, I would say. And you play with fire when you're down by. You're down at halftime, five straight games, and I know they finally got got. Because San Francisco can get them and you're still better than most in Philadelphia, 100 percent quarterback receivers, that brotherly shove is unbeatable. They're starting to do it from the two yard line now, and I don't blame them.
I don't either. I think they did it from the it was about the two, two and a half, you know, and it damn near got in the end zone. And then the one from the half yard line was halfway into the end zone. OK, so you still got an unbeatable play. You still have an unbeatable quarterback in many ways. Same at wide receiver. OK. And and once you're done with the next two visits to Dallas and Seattle, you got the Giants twice.
Toron Taylor may be coming back, by the way. Just put that in your mind's eye. And Arizona.
It's any it's anybody's guess. I mean, they won in Pittsburgh yesterday. When Kyler Murray showed up looking like a Tide pod with that jacket. I didn't take that jacket as much as you know, I didn't hate on it. I mean, it just caught me by surprise.
By the way, it's Steeler Twitter Rich Fire Tomlin. Well, we'll talk about that later on. We're still we're focused on the east part of the state right here for the moment. I'm just saying take a beat, take a breath.
Arielle X in a way, because you're still you're still going to be better than most. You can beat San Francisco on your best of days. But you got to play better on defense and you got to have that game in Philadelphia, I think. Let's take a break.
Phone lines are lit. I love it. There's so much to talk about because week 13 on that front in Philadelphia. And then what happened in Green Bay on Sunday night is worthy of discussion.
We'll hit that next. The officiating front and center again. Certainly on Sunday night football in the last 90 seconds of that game. Want to discuss that lot of people in Tallahassee, Florida, throwing their own challenge flags on the college football playoff committee.
Their final decision coming down 40 minutes before kickoff of the early week 13 NFL games. I want to discuss that. Desmond Howard will be here to discuss that.
Also, Chris Long of Green Light Pod. Want to talk with him about what he thinks about the Eagles chances moving forward after what we just saw. And then again, there's your phone calls. 844-204-rich number to dial back to discuss Sunday night football.
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I mean, I'm not a kid, so I'm not going to say that. I think I have some strong topics. OK.
Enough to also fill out a lit Tuesday segment. I'll say it. I'll keep saying it. You can say Mooch said no cap on the show yesterday.
Oh, I'd love to see that cut into the cat. Well, what is the thing everyone's saying now? Stand on my business whatsoever. That's what Rich does with his takes.
He stands on business, stands on business, stands on business. What does it mean? Just like if you're saying something you're older than all of us. So I don't know what it means.
Nice. Explain it to me, young person. I'm older than all of you again. I'm the hippest one in the room. OK, that's true.
You have a darker skin tone. Oh, my God. Wow. Wow. That was kind of racist.
I don't know. Well, the thing is that when Mooch said was the no cap, he ruined it by saying no to Neil. You know, so we did it really. No, we did. Oh, I bought that for a second.
No, he did not say. Well, that would take it down a little bit. So I stand on my business. Just stand on business. I stand. Oh, I stand on stand on business. It's like you say something. Isn't it a song?
No, I mean, you know, the kids, man, I don't know where they come up with this stuff. And I just hear stand on business. Deebo say that yesterday. No cap. That's what D.K. Metcalf apparently signed up. Oh, that's it. That's it. I can just say we were we got that from him a month.
But he said he was signing so he could curse at the refs and not get fined for it. Yeah, smack shot. Right. Yes. So he but he was signing stand on.
Apparently, that's what he said. Excellent. You know, I like being at the forefront of things. Stand on business. Thank you for that. So we do hear on that.
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Yeah, it makes one. OK, I am not concerned about the Kansas City Chiefs. Please explain, because I don't know how you could watch last night and not be like, oh, well, on here.
No, something's going on, which is middle of the season doldrums, which we're not used to seeing from them. OK, we're 13. We're not used to seeing it from mistakes that can get cleaned up. I don't see I don't see.
Let's just say this. I don't see Mahomes disintegrating to the point where he's less than. I know a lot of people are wondering where where Travis Kelsey, the Hall of Famer, has gone. He looks hurt.
Well, you know what he looks like? He looks like he is he is being double and triple covered in a way that because that of of all the questions about their passing game. And their receivers. It doesn't just come into play with the lack of 50 yarders or 40 yarders. The days of Tyree kill are over to use the Patino phrase. He's not walking through that door anymore. The days of Mahomes being able to play Madden football with Tyree kill are over.
And I know they were hoping Sky Moore would would somehow replicate it or could Darius Tony would somehow come close to replicating that. And the number of times that Marquez Valdez Scantling has now been targeted at the end of a game. He had one go off his hands. Famously in the loss to Philadelphia, the one yesterday he 100 percent got interfered with. At the end of the game, one million percent was interfered with no call. And my favorite tweet, I think it was from PFT saying that the reason why there was no penalty is because you know, he's going to drop it anyway.
It was ruled uncatchable just because he was targeting Marquez Valdez Scantling. I thought that was interesting. And, you know, no chill. I mean, it's just all over. I don't know how you're not right.
So, you know, but the lack of all of that shows up in maybe Kelsey disappearing. Because who are you circling? Who are you going to stop? Now, the answer to this, the way through is Rishi Rice, who again had some very nice moments and some very nice plays, but not enough. And the thing that concerned me again, this is the one concerning thing, is that the Chiefs normally could outperform the little mistakes that Mahomes would be able to erase it, Tyreek Hill would be able to erase it. And last year, I guess we're going to stop saying Tyreek Hill because last year they did it without him. They won it without him, is that they had the ability to erase their mistakes and overcome their mistakes. But right now they're not.
Or the breaks go against him or I don't know what happened with Sky Moore. You know, they they were they were talking on the broadcast right now. I thought I thought Torrico and Collinsworth nailed it. The Packers defender ran the route better than the Chiefs receiver. And that, you know, was on Mahomes and that put the ball back in Green Bay's hands. And, you know, again, Collinsworth was spot on saying they should score a touchdown because if not, you're giving the ball back to Mahomes with no timeouts left and a chance to win it. And so again, and then they couldn't play better than the refs reffed either. And we'll get to the officiating in a moment, but I'm just not concerned about them. They've got a tough game at home against the Bills who are coming off a bye and looking the way they looked in Philadelphia. If that team shows up in Kansas City, the Chiefs are going to have a street fight on their hands.
You know, and if they thought Jordan Love was wearing them out, wait till Josh Allen comes in their way. The rest of the games, they should win them all. All of them. Let's just even have them eight and five and in total complete 100 percent full on. Defcon one. Or is it five? I haven't seen more games in a while. One is bad, right?
Defcon one. I mean, every single show saying the Chiefs are in trouble, all that. They win the rest, you're 12 and five. Is that good enough to be the one seed?
Maybe not. Maybe not, because the team that's really thrilled about all of this today is Miami. The Ravens right now are the only team in this mix that does not play or has not yet played Kansas City just yet. But the Dolphins are thrilled because they had to be one better than the Chiefs in order to have a shot at the one seed, having lost to Miami in Germany, and the other one is a team that lost to him in week two.
Jacksonville. Hey, win tonight. Now you're in front of Kansas City and now you have the ability to win out.
And you have your, if you will, destiny in your hands. Then there's a Ravens in front of them as well. That's the issue is Kansas City is going to have to catch them. And if they are, say, the four seed, worst case scenario, 12, you think there's going to be a 12 win four seed in in the AFC?
Maybe I'd push back on it, but even just putting that put it up on the screen one more time. They still play each other. I get it. Right. So let's just say one more. One more, if you will, worst case scenario, the Chiefs are a 12 win four seed. I think they handle whichever wild card team does finish fifth easily.
I think they handle that to you confidently take Kansas City over Houston. Absolutely. I do. Interesting. In Kansas City.
Hell, yeah. Because you don't know what you don't know well enough until you show up an arrowhead for a win or go home game with Mahomes and Kelsey. And, you know, obviously I work out for Joe Burrow. I get it. I guess saying there's no you mean another Ohio State quarterback saying there's precedent. Right.
I got it. You think the Texans are are as good as those Bengals? Maybe you can say what you want and maybe not now, but obviously, you know, I'm just saying there's a scenario where a team could go in there.
I'm just I'm just going probability and what my belief is and what my gut is. And I'm just going to say that at some point you got to be the best. You got to beat the best to be the best. And the Chiefs are still the defending champs. And I don't believe they're that's that's a Super Bowl team we saw lose last night. But a team makes the AFC championship game. Absolutely.
And I still think so. Yeah, I don't see it. I still see them winning two playoff games, getting healthier and still being the Chiefs, man. I don't see it.
OK. I just don't want to bet against that man. That's what I'm saying. I made that mistake last year. You're not betting against him. You're betting against the 20 other guys. You just don't look like they're up to snuff right now.
But there's something about that. And Kelsey looks hurt. You see him limping off the field right now. He's still got the butterflies and holding them down a little bit. Give him like a couple of weeks to get it out. Don't be that guy, TJ.
You know what I mean? He's still starry eyed. He's looking at him.
He's got an MVP quarterback looking at him. He's feeling his oats now. Who me?
Yeah, I do. I've been all you. You're feeling your oats. I'm not all over there because the remaining games in our schedules scare me. OK, well, we could be let's be in trouble.
MVP suddenly a three man race. Do you want to talk about that? Yeah, we can do that later on. But I want to get I want to. Yes, sir. You want to say what you were trying to say is the quote, Rick Flair, the be the man. You got to beat the man is what you were trying to say.
Hey, Green Bay Packers are are a really good football team. I said this last night and I knew what I was saying when I tweeted it enough. I figured, OK, I'm going to get it, but I don't care. Bring it. But you know, I'll go higher register at this point in time.
It's not that I don't believe it, but I'm just going to. Because it's tough to say this after just the three game win streak and the struggles that, you know, I was telling everybody in Green Bay to relax, but. Jordan Love looks a lot like Aaron Rodgers at times.
I mean, I've been saying that to all year. He just I think is it just like the back foot throw the side arm? I think it's also I just love the way it's also the ball speed and accuracy at the end of the ball speed dart. Where and the throw doesn't it looks effortless and it's just like, whoa. You get a lot of those, whoa, like what was that? And then the the on the run type whoa throws and then the off platform.
Delivery and the cadence now at the line of scrimmage. I like it. I like. And.
You're seeing it, and it's not against the slouches. Three in a row. Chargers. Lions in Detroit on Thanksgiving, as the Lions are ready to be coronated as the not the same old Lions anymore. And they turn the Lions into the same old Thanksgiving Lions for a day. And it wasn't just one of those things where. They took a large lead and then held on for dear life, they took a large lead, they took shots from the Lions and then said, Enough of this.
We're stamping the end of this thing. And I still need a 30 for 30 on how Jordan Love did not wind up with a turkey leg from Fox. I still need to know that, Mike, I need you to do your leg work. I work, you know, when you when you got a ton of legs to when you go there next to play round ball rock for some, you know, big 12 college basketball game, it shows me every single time I hear that. Yeah, here comes I hear a round ball rock and it's not Jordan coming out of the Chicago Stadium missed its Marquette.
You know, it's really weird to me, but find that out for me next time you're in Fox, will you please? Oh, thank you. But and now it's the Chiefs on Sunday night. And they are your seventh seed right now. They are six and six, and in the NFC playoffs, they are your seven seed. Why?
Love it. Well. Reason why is they've already beaten the Rams who eliminate the Seahawks from the equation off the bat. Division tiebreakers occur first. Rams have swept the Seahawks, so Seahawks get kicked out. Packers have beaten the Rams and they get kicked out. And then Green Bay's remaining schedule. They have Minnesota. At Minnesota, that is a Sunday night game. Love versus Dobbs, look out, I don't think they're flexing out of that unless Minnesota falls off the planet, which I doubt they will with Justin Jefferson coming back. But their next game is at the Giants on a Monday night and they'll blitz love right off the bus.
And I'll tell you what, man, you want to blitz this guy? He seems to know exactly where to go with the football right now. And Lafleur is in his friggin bag. And A.J.
Dylan is running hard. And those young receivers that I bet there are one of them, all of them. But Dobbs are available for you to pick up in your fantasy team for your for your playoff run right now.
Wicks. You think he's out there for you? You know, I mean, you know what I'm saying? Like these are all the receivers that supposedly were too young and too green and not good enough and not ready for prime time. Well, they they sure look ready in primetime last night and their pass rush is getting after it. They got Mahomes in the red zone three times.
That never happens. Literally, they said on the broadcast, first time Mahomes ever been sacked in the red zone in a single game three times. It happened.
That was a difference in the game. Your guy was Sean Gary, man. He's on it.
He's been in the studio in that guest chair. Let me just say this to you. We just throw it out there. If Green Bay makes the playoffs. And they're your seven seed. Do you feel or let's go to succeed, succeed, succeed, because the five seed is going to be whoever loses the NFC East. So so the six seed and I don't mean to look at you, but I know that's the most interested in you. I'm not saying Dallas will be that team, but we know Dallas is going to be that team. But anyway, long story short.
Oh, well, now I'm just having fun. So, no, in all seriousness, you think the Lions want Green Bay in their house? No chance. I was talking about I don't want to see Ohio State a second time. You want to see him, by the way, we won't. So you think the Lions want to see Green Bay a third time? No way.
How about this? You think Green Bay going to Philadelphia in a playoff game is going to is going to shrink? In that situation, I'm telling you, man, sneaky coach of the year candidate coming down the stretch. The Matt Lafleur, you know, looking straight out of some magazine right now, like for for hunting, you know, I mean, you see what he's wearing on the sideline. I mean, it's hunting season now. I know he's not even wearing any headgear.
It's cold. Look at him. Coach of the year is a fun race, too. There are so many candidates right now. Jordan Love looks a lot like Aaron Rodgers is the headline. And if Green Bay fans want to hang their hat on anything, it's too early. It's totally early. And when I say looks like Aaron Rodgers, I'm not saying he's going to the Hall of Fame as a first ballot guy.
I'm just not saying that there's so much legwork to be done. But this guy, compared to the guy we saw in the first half of the season, are two totally different individuals. No pattern of footballs, no hitches, just back leg out.
Yep. And they're calling plays like they've got a quarterback who knows where to go with it. There were a couple of throws in danger.
You know, I'm not saying he's perfect. Who cares? Far through a lot of picks.
Big deal. Dude, that fourth and one, the Romeo Dobbs, where Collins were, I believe, said it was like him playing cornhole. That was an amazing pass. And who throws the parabolas more impressively other than Russell Wilson, other than Russell Wilson? It's Aaron Rodgers.
And the way he just off his back leg and he kind of gets down and throws it up. I'm like, who does that remind you of? Now, obviously, you're reminded of it because of the uniform, too, right? Yeah, of course. Man. But that's a guy who sat for years, watched, learned, absorbed. And now he's making the most of his opportunity.
Yeah, there's a sound bite after the game. There's one last thing I want to point out. You tell me if I'm just being devilish, if you will.
Check it out. You know, for me personally, it's just obviously I've had this game circled for a long time as my first start. Obviously, I didn't play how I wanted to the first game. So being able to see these guys again and get the victory is huge. You know, this is a great team win tonight. You know, everybody just balled out.
So but it was an awesome win. Circling the game because he didn't perform well in his first career start in Arrowhead. And if you remember, that was back in, you know, his first year when. You know, Rogers was out with Covid. And they put his family in the last row of the stadium.
Do you think he's referring to that? Well, he got his mama's suite last night, so. Well, I mean, he's Jordan friggin love.
Now he's the franchise now, man. I'm just wondering. You think that's why he's circling that? I'll show you guys. You put my put my mom in the last row of the stadium.
What's up with that? Well, so, you know, Brittany Mahomes sitting next to Taylor Swift in a nice warm box and suite right there. Let's see it.
Got my mom on the roof. Hey, man, they put that. Yeah, there they were last night. And Brockman loves this love affair.
I'll tell you what. Everybody thought that Taylor Swift and Lambeau Field would be about a love with karma being a boy on the Chiefs. But the real love last night, the quarterback of the Green Bay Packers, the love show, then that's why some people love love.
Well, they should have the B-52s remake that fantastic roof. Oh, boy. Let's take a break. The Packers are back, man back.
So are the Rams, too. Yep. Don't sleep on them. Night playoff tickets. Let's go. Oh, gosh.
It's all they care about. You're not hosting. You're not hosting.
Oh, that's true. You're not hosting. Sorry. You're you're thinking, oh, I'm sorry.
Never know. I'm sorry. You were you were not thinking dollar signs. You were thinking about showing your love for the team that you have season tickets for. You wanted to let everybody know whose house it is. Rams house. Whose houses is my mortgage? Christmas is coming.
That's the house. All right. Take a break. Your phone calls and we come back.
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What do you got? Because J. Felly says he's in for the whole day for the whole month back to the new year. It's like you got me up until we're on break. OK, and when are you what are you?
OK, good. I won't be here, though, the day of the playoff game in the Rose Bowl, because I will be going to that because I go to the Rose Bowl, I love the Rose Bowl, my favorite. We're going we're all going to Rose Bowl and we're going to be an early guy.
I need to get there. I like the parties. What does that mean?
Because I get invited like to pre party stuff, you know, what about your job? Well, you guys will talk about it. I'll be fine. I'll maybe I do a remote report from the site. Here you go. That's cool.
I could zoom in. I don't care. I don't want Mike on Zoom from the watch from the tailgate to do what kind of cool content we've talked about the content came to happen. I want to drink. I don't even I don't drink anymore. So I'm not going to be drinking.
Mike just walks around and people don't care. What do I care? I don't know, we got to we got to we got to we got to talk about our plans. It's a caper to be cultivated. Oh, what does that mean?
I don't know. It's just you know, it's just I just need to figure out this all this business of reconfiguring your schedule because your team's constantly winning the Big Ten and making the college football playoffs. It's really tough. Well, it's good that you only have to plan for one. No, no, I hear you. That's good.
I appreciate it. But you know what? One day, one day, Syracuse will get there. No, one day, Syracuse will get their new coach met the media. We'll figure it out for you.
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AutoZone. All right, let's go to Terzo in Iowa. You are here on the Rich Eisen Show. What's up, Terzo? All right. Hey, what's up, Rich?
Del Tufo. Congrats, brother. You must be over the moon.
And what up, T.J.? You must be over the moon, sir. Man, I'm extremely happy. You know, that was a huge win. Purdy looked a little shaky at the start, but just as you said earlier, he shook that off like Taylor Swift and continued just to roll, man. That was that was a good game by him. It was a lot of fun to watch.
OK, I like the dimension of Taylor Swift. Good one. I caught it. Yeah, I got to with Greenlaw, man, I wouldn't, you know, like when you when you reach out your finger like that, have somebody smell your finger or brush their teeth. You know, you got to be careful with that, right? It's either it's either somebody, you know, really, really well, or somebody that you're wanting to punch. And I wouldn't mess with Greenlaw. And that that that in that moment, I was like, oh, that is that is a big man telling another man, stay in your lane, son. No, I get it. And thanks to the call, Terzo.
Appreciate it. Listen, I was saying this before as well. I was telling this before to you guys off the air. It's it's you know, it's fun when when a popular guy on a on a team and a franchise like Big Dom on Philadelphia, I don't know him. I've never met him. But, you know, obviously, Burkhardt and Greg Olsen were we're chuckling about him.
Yeah. And the moment found him. I mean, he's on the sideline as the head of security.
You could see him with his walkie talkie and his earpiece in his ear. And he's standing there. And the moment just fell right in front of him.
And he's breaking players up. I'm sure that was his general sense of what to do in the moment. But then when Greenlaw brushes him with his hand, because you could see Dom was telling him that Greenlaw's take down of Devante Smith was a piece of of poop that is normally associated with a bowl.
So you could read his lips. And then when Greenlaw brushed him, you know, then it's just like, why are you in the middle of this? You know, remember Sam Elosi, he did something far worse. Remember the strength coach of the Jets? He got he got fined 25 grand and suspended for the rest of the season. Well, he did something like he got in the way of an actual punt return. Right.
You know, this is not what Dom did, but I believe the Eagles will hear from the from the league on this front, you know. And weird moment. It certainly was a weird moment. It certainly wasn't that he get in the I mean, it's just weird to see in front of 30 million people. You know, a head of security, get the gate, you know, strolling off the fans is going, of course, because they must know.
I mean, I know I'm sure he's popular in Philadelphia and. You know, and I'm sure he the last thing ahead of last thing ahead of it's kind of like an offensive lineman, you're there for protection and you don't want to be called by name. Yeah. You know, it's better if nobody knows. Right.
And so I'm sure, you know, he's he wasn't terribly happy with being himself in all that mix. But I bet the Eagles will hear. About that from the NFL and the league ejected him. Is that common, do you do you know for the team security head to be standing next to the coach on the sideline or anything? I don't know.
I have no idea. It's weird on an NFL sideline. They get really, really a lot of people that it's but they are very prevent. They're very protective as to who's there and who's not. I mean, I've been much and I and the rest of us have been kicked off of sidelines because we're technically not essential to to be there. I mean, we this was on a Thursday night for we had our credentials and we need to be there to be out there right before halftime and right before the end of the game. So if we're standing there in the middle of the first quarter, we did that a lot of times just because we want to see the game. We want to be sitting. You know, you fly all the way out to a game. You don't want to sit in a green room underneath the stadium if you can see it in person.
But we're not essential employees to be on the sideline. I remember one time when Arizona we were with you, we got kicked out. We were there for like half the first quarter.
Right. We were there like, well, what is your credential say? You got to go on a Thursday night, on a Thursday night in Seattle. The night it was Seattle and the Rams. On a Thursday night, it was the game after Jeff Fisher had just got fired. They started Jared Goff in that game and Bones Fossil, the longtime special teams coordinator, I believe he's in these Dallas's right now.
Right. And so he was the interim head coach for the Rams. And we came out and we're ready to do halftime. And we saw, may he rest in peace, Jim Fossil, his dad, live it.
Live it. Because he was kicked out of the coaching area box by members of the NFL who they watch, they see who's on the sideline. And if you're if they see and you're not essential, somebody will come up and say you are out. They told Jim he was not allowed in the coaches area. Yeah. And I remember he was livid.
I remember he'd looked at me and Mooch and he said, football is family, my ass. And he used another word in there that I can't say. So I don't know the answer to that. I am assuming the head of security is allowed to be there. Yeah. Yeah. I mean, I mean, but what's he supposed to do? Like, not not not his his initial reaction is to protect the head coach, people. Right. But if you're Drake Greenlaw in the middle of the most important football game of the year and you're seeing a guy, you have no idea who he is, tell you what you just did is B.S.
I guess you take a swipe. I mean, that's what I was thinking when I'm watching that. And and when they ejected Greenlaw, I immediately thought they got to eject the head of security, too.
And they did. You'll never see that again, pal. I'll tell you that big, big, big down it off the field.
I'm sure there are. I'm sure he would like this segment to end right now. He's one of you. Well, he wasn't leaving at first.
Right. And they finally got it. I'm sure after a while, he's like, oh, really? You might have thought somebody was telling him, he was just pulling his leg.
Really? I'm ejected to I'm getting engaged. And I'll be like Kevin getting ejected from that matter. You know, sometimes, you know, the players take off their their helmet. I thought and coaches take off their headset. Is he taking off his walkie talkie, his earpiece and handing it to the next?
And on the get back coach, the security guy up like the next security man up next security man. He's got to hand his walkie talkie over. He's got his big job.
I'm sure it is. I knew they had Giants got Murph. I mean, he was like, that's a crazy job. He was like, not not my Murph, but by the way, is over the moon about your love at prison because you're a head coach. And to get involved like that, it's like, yeah, yeah.
Your first initial thing is. But but he you know, he shouldn't be in the face of Dre Greenlaw telling him that's B, that's B.S. You know, it was I mean, I mean, he's suplexed. I mean, you get 15 yards.
I'll drive to do what you did. No, he did. For about the Smith weighs like 150 pounds. He might break.
Whose job is it to tell? I'm sure, you know, on the other side of the line of scrimmage. I mean, on the other side of the field, Kyle Shanahan's there. Oh, he suplexed them.
That's the 15 yards. Somebody comes up and says he'd been ejected, goes for throwing him down on the ground. No, he took a swipe at the head of security on the other side.
Like what? And Kyle's like, who? Big dumb. Big dumb? He must know. I'm sure he knows.
Yeah, it's big dumb maternal. Just like everybody knows everybody knows who he is. Hey, guys, speaking of something real quick about people on the sidelines, I've been noticing this for years, and it's really come to light lately. You see, Kamara ran into a guy and his leg snapped yesterday. Like, no, I didn't see the security people watching around the field, man. They're not watching the game. Well, I've seen guys almost get hit in the back of the head. But last night, the guy holding the first down mark or one of the chains homes ran into him and thankfully grabbed him. It's I know, man, these people got to like look at the game. Nothing like the NBA, though, where people are literally sitting underneath the basket. Hour two coming up. Wherever you listen.
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