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Rich and the guys react to USC Offensive Coordinator Kliff Kingsbury interviewing for the Chicago Bears’ OC job.

Snoop Dogg joins Rich in-studio to discuss his new ‘The Underdoggs’ Amazon Prime Video movie, what it was like to see a 12-year-old CJ Stroud tear it up in his youth football league, the intrinsic rewards of coaching youth football, why he (a Steelers fan) fully approves of Mike Tomlin coming back for the 2024 season, if the Bears should take USC QB Caleb Williams #1 overall in the NFL Draft, and much more.

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Coming up, legendary rapper and actor Snoop Dogg. And now it's Rich Eisen. Hour number three of the Rich Eisen Show is on the air. And I just spent a brief, quick hello in the back because, you know, I was. We only have a couple of minutes between hours here on our Roku Channel feed, as well as the Rich Eisen Show terrestrial radio network, Sirius XM, Odyssey and more.

I can give you a hint. We've been promoting it. You just heard it. But Mike Del Tufo, here's the drop of your dreams that was recorded years ago.

It is the greatest. This this gentleman is in our green room right now. What it do is your boy big Snoop Dio double G coming at you live from Los Angeles.

And my deejay, deejay, Mikey Dee Dee is in these nuts. That's indeed the greatest drop of all time. It is that serious.

I have to agree. Well, Bill Belichick telling you to do your job is also another very good one. I don't even know what an audio drop is.

I don't even know what an audio drop is. We told him what that please. Mike do your job.

There you go. That's the next head coach of the Atlanta Falcons, potentially saying that Snoop's new film, The Underdogs, is going to be available for streaming next week on Friday, January 26, exclusively on Prime Video, which you can see right here, of course, through the Roku portal. And he's going to come out to discuss that. Snoop also will discuss his Snoop football league, his youth football league. He drew up that play that we have on a on a on a whiteboard from 2015. Is that what that is? Is that when he would came in?

Yeah, September 2015. Okay. Coach Snoop, the great. And the post-it notes you see on there are admonitions to anybody that comes in here. Do not clean, do not erase.

And we've kept this caper going for nine years. Yes. So I don't know if is there another side to it?

Can he draw up another play before? There is some stuff on the other side. Whatever it is can be erased. It's nothing. It's from an old show that was. Are you serious? I'm pretty sure it was from an old. Okay.

All right. So maybe we'll get them to draw another play here. Never know. Coach Snoop, the great is coming in and I can't wait to chat with him. Listen, one of the things we like to do around here, other than to entertain you and have great guests and speak to you eight four four two oh four rich being a number to tell. We like being right, but we also like making you our listener and viewer, our cherished listener and viewer.

Not in that order. If you listen, great. If you watch, cherish viewer and listener.

Again, we like accommodating. We want to make you smarter. Bruce Feldman covers college football for Fox Sports and the athletic. He comes in every single Wednesday. One of the many reasons is because he's informative. He also chose Michigan to win it all. I think he's smart and I think he will make you smarter. Yesterday on our previous program, he dropped quite the breadcrumb walking out the door.

I believe it was in the final segment. He dropped quite the breadcrumb when he's like, well, if the Bears want to draft Caleb Williams and they need an offensive coordinator. What about Cliff Kingsbury? Drop that name.

I had not heard the name. I'll be straight up with you. Cliff Kingsbury, who is the current quarterbacks coach at the University of Southern California, speaking of Snoop coming in here, right? And Cliff would know how to coordinate an offense for Caleb Williams, would he not?

Just throwing stuff out there, right? One would think he knows what Caleb likes or dislikes. And if you were, say, a team that has the opportunity to draft Caleb Williams with the first overall selection like the Bears do, and they keep their coach because they want to wait for it.

This is, we're weaving a tapestry together. You don't want to blow out the system that you kind of like that side of the football. You could blow out the coach and figure out what to do with the defense. If you're going to get a coach for Caleb Williams, that guy better bring in a great defensive coordinator, better than Matt Eberfluss, who's the HC. And the one side of the football looked pretty damn good the last two months of the season. The defensive side of the football, maybe you keep him and just blow out the offensive staff and you figure out what to do there.

And maybe that's what they're doing? Because Schefter just reported, look who's being interviewed for the HC in Chicago. Cliff Kingsbury. Pardon me, not just the quarterback. He's a senior offensive analyst.

It kind of sounds like you, Del Tufe, if you want to be known as an audio executive. Senior offensive. He's not just any offense.

Excuse me, excuse me. He's not just any offensive analyst. He's a senior. Not a sophomore, not a freshman. Offensive analyst.

He's not a junior. No. Please. Come on.

Not a red shirt. They're going to take Caleb Williams, aren't they? They're not bringing him in to make Justin Fields better, are they?

By the way, that would be, that would be a pretty good choice if you want to go in that direction as well. They're going to get the guy who's been on the sidelines with Caleb Williams for the last year. That's what they're going to do. They're going to go do this, aren't they? This is happening, people.

Unless the Bears blow this, right? Don't you think this is the best possibility, is to bring him in as the OC? And by the way, for him, great choice. You can be the offensive coordinator for Caleb Williams at the next level. Show what you, because if Bobby Slowick's getting run right now for doing what he's doing with C.J. Stroud, what's he going to look like if he does what he does for Caleb Williams?

H.C. is back on the table and then all of a sudden he might be back in that Bond villain of a spot on draft night with his feet up, no socks and his loafers. Remember that? Nice fire going. The nice fire pit going. It was the perfect setup.

Great view, really was. You know? Someone from Arizona should buy that house and just put.

I'm sorry, by the way, I'm sure somebody already is. Yeah, that house. I'm saying from the team and then put your coach in there every day. This is happening, right? Answer me. Yeah. Don't know. It leads me to believe.

Well, it might be. You blow out the offensive staff. Everybody gone.

Hey, Cliff, you come in, you build it. That's your side of the football. I got everything else. Defensive side of the football and I'll make the decisions when clocks come in. And red flags need to be thrown. I got that. Let me ask this question. Because this is kind of an important question to be asked and it's asked quite a bit.

And I'll go higher register on this, which means I got to ask it to believe it. Do the Bears know what they're doing? Do the Chicago Bears know what they are doing? I don't know. Yeah, sure. Why not? Yeah, I'm not sure.

I'm not sure. Okay, maybe because Ebert Fluss's defense the last two months was no joke. That Montez sweat. No joke.

Well, it does know what they're doing. Is that keeping fields and acquiring more picks number one? No, they're going to get the best player in this draft. The best quarterback in college football. The guy who looks like Mahomes.

That guy. They're going to get him. They're going to bring him to Chicago. He'll freeze his ass off.

But Mahomes looks good through a pretty damn good ball and negative feels like negative 27. Get that kid and keep him comfortable by bringing somebody he already knows and respects and likes, I'm assuming, and knows him. Knows how he ticks. Let's get the plays drawn up for him, the what he likes.

I got this. Cliff Kingsbury. And then let's be honest, Cliff then becomes HC and waiting. Somewhere else or maybe there. I don't know. Ebert Fluss will have to deal with that.

Yeah, I mean the writing seems too much on the wall. I don't know, but for the moment, hey, you got that defense and you have a respect. I'm assuming of the locker room you make. You're the HC. You're the guy. Let's bring in Cliff Kingsbury and Kingsbury. I would be like, yeah, sounds good. I got to get back in the NFL. I'm Caleb Williams's guy. And if it works out, suddenly everybody's knocking on my door in January saying you want to be the HC somewhere else.

That's a way to get back into that. It's a win, win, win, win, factual, factual. Rich just got to keep winning games. And then Justin Fields sent him the bill in Atlanta.

Sign me up. Oh, Bruce Feldman. Yeah, we were ahead of the curve on Cliff and the Bears.

It makes too much sense for Chicago to not see if he wants it. That's right, Bruce. You made a smarter. Thank you, sir.

Oh my gosh. And look, who's just up the road. Yeah, who's just up the road? Mike Vrabel's up the road interviewing for the Chargers opening. I think the Chargers should give him the job. Yeah, I bet you do. Well, we know why you won that game. Why? Because I want Mike Vrabel to be happy.

And more so you want Jim Harbaugh to stay put. That is the biggest piece of excuse me. Excuse me. How dare you? I'm just saying how dare you accuse me? I'm trying to I'm trying to speak from the heart, from the gut.

And you accused me of having a motive? How dare you? I mean, I'm just saying, how dare you? No, no disrespect. I think Bill should take the job in Atlanta. I think Vrabel should take the job in Los Angeles. Perfect fits all around. No ulterior motive.

What would my motive be other than wanting to see franchises be successful? You're right. Coaches, I respect, have good fits in their next spot. How dare you? Take your heart pills and buckle up. That's right. Which, by the way, you don't hear too much here in Los Angeles, unless it's like a 75 year old guy on his third wife. Is that the definition? I said that. I said those words into this microphone.

Rich, is that the definition of a man? Now, are those pills blue or are they what? No, heart pills, Chris. Sorry.

I think my battery went out. Heart pills. We thought they were those pills you can get at the gas station. Guys, I think we should all focus on what's important around here. Yeah. Two things. Two things. The bears may be getting this right.

And I think Vrabel and the Chargers are a great fit. Do you mean it? Down to my core. All right, let's take a break and bring out Snoop Dogg. I'm so fired up, man.

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Hi, guys. Karen Appleland from Australia with a quick question for season three talisman. That knife wound was so powerful. Tom, what was it like to do that scene with John as your director?

It's great that I was with those people because when your eyes are closed and someone is supposed to be going to stab you in the chest, you have to really trust that they're not going to hurt you. So I was in good hands with John. Jump in now or catch up on any of the past seasons of Talkville on YouTube or wherever you listen. We're now back with the Rich Eisen Show radio audience. We just saw a clip of the Underdogs again is available for streaming next week, Friday, January 26, exclusively on Prime Video, which is of course available on Roku, the television home of our show, to which our friend Snoop Dogg has returned after a multiple year absence. It's great to see you, Snoop.

It really is. What's up, radio world? It's great to have you, man. So I don't know which way to go to start this interview, but let's start with the film again as well. You're playing a youth coach in this movie, and you play a youth coach in real life. I mean, you are a youth football coach, and how long has the Snoop Youth Football League been running? We've been up since 2005. That's when we were established.

So we're 18 years and running. I'm proud of my league, proud of what it's produced, and you know, it's still going. I remember you coming on NFL Network and NFL Total Access in 05. We had you split screen with Paul Tagliabue, the commissioner at the time. And the commissioner gave me permission via my home grill, Constant Sports, to use any NFL logo on any team in my football league.

So we started patenting our kids after NFL teams. And that's how before he was a Texan and before he was a Buckeye, CJ Stroud was a stealer. Yes, sir. A Pomona Steeler.

A Pomona Steeler. Yes, sir. Look at that kid on the screen right there.

Look at that fresh faced. Was he 13 at the time? Is that what he was? Yes, sir.

12, 11, 12, 13. He played in my league. As a stealer. Yes, sir. You know we're the Steelers.

I know. Now that's the question. Like, did you put a kid, you saw his got the chops, you put him in a Steeler uniform, Snoop? You know, that's what I was coaching the Steelers. I made my program and my organization, the Steelers, the Pomona Steelers, because I'm such a diehard Steeler fan. But it was multiple teams in my league that were outstanding, that produced some great kids. The Compton Vikings produced Lenore and Keishon Mixon.

The LA Demos produced Romeo Dobbs. So it's a bunch of kids that came out of my league that played for multiple programs. And how about this weekend for both of them?

Obviously Stroud and Dobbs. I'm so excited watching these games. Now I don't even watch for the win of it all. I watch for the thrill to see that these kids have turned into grown men and they playing big roles on these teams. And they're used to these bright lights because they were put in these positions as kids. So now when they get to the NFL in these bright light games, it's not a surprise that they're having these big games because they was brought up in these situations. You know, and I again, knowing you Snoop, like obviously you want these kids to succeed, but you also know it's important to see them on stages like this so your youth league can, you know, continue and keep on giving the opportunity to a bunch of kids that are out there.

What is it like for you to sit there wherever you're watching these games and see Stroud be the clear stud that he is and Dobbs coming up with a game that, you know, the Packers haven't seen since Devontae Adams was doing it for them? This is like, it's like a proud father, you know, because every kid that plays in my league is considered my baby because more than likely they come in as babies and they leave as men. So they may outgrow my lap, but they'll never outgrow my heart. So they're going to remain babies to me. So when I see them, watching them, doing their thing, I'm just so proud, so happy.

The fact that they stayed true to it, that they stuck to it, that they got good at it, that they studied, that they became great at their craft, and I just took it for granted. And shout out to them for being on their job and doing their job. Are they certainly doing that? Do you reach out to Stroud every now and then?

Do you speak to them? Yeah. I seen CJ when I was in Houston, I had a show and he came to see me. And this was like in the preseason when they had lost a couple of preseason games, but I could just tell that he was so, you know, laser focused on what he was doing. And he's such a spiritual kid. He's so positive. That's what I like about him is that he's pushing a different narrative than a lot of these other guys in the league. He's pushing a real narrative of spirit, love, and just being a voice of positivity.

Well, in terms of his personal life as well, I mean, a lot of folks might not know the story about him and his dad. And was that something going on when he was part of the Snoop Youth Football League? Yes, sir. My, my guy coach Superfly stepped in and became like his coach role model to assist with his mom and assist with his family. So, you know, in my league, it takes a village to raise one kid. And the beautiful thing is we have so many great coaches and mentors and people who value that these kids time and put time into them. So when we see these guys successful, it's a group effort. It's a lot of people that put in that time and effort.

And we're just proud to be connected to these kids. And again, it's just, when I speak to Kurt Warner and speak to him about Stroud, he doesn't talk about how he's great as a rookie. He's talking about how he's great as a, as good as a veteran quarterback in the NFL right now. Like the stuff that he's doing that he's putting on tape that he's putting on the scoreboard is stuff that some of the other veteran quarterbacks in the league are not doing right now.

It truly is unbelievable. Shout out to the Snoop Youth Football League for coaching these kids. They said we was a league that was ghetto in the beginning. Now they know we really be coaching. So shout out to all of the coaches out there. Great work.

Keep it up. And Prime was also in on the Snoop League. Prime, we've been doing this for a long time. He's moved up to the collegiate level.

I stayed down on a lower level, but Prime has always been my friend. He's always been involved with kids. He's always helped me as far as coaching. We've coached against each other. We've coached each other's kids. That's what we do as men.

We try to bring the best out of these babies because we both love being there for those kids. We were just talking off air. We might as well bring it on here right now. Snoop Dogg here on the Rich Eisen Show.

The underdog's available for streaming next week, next Friday, exclusively on Prime Video, which you can see right here on Roku. I tell the story a lot about how Deion loves coaching and loves being there for kids. Talk about it all the time. And the story I tell all the time is that he, on the night that it was announced he was going into the Pro Football Hall of Fame, was not there at the announcement itself because he wouldn't show up until he was done with his practice that he was running for his youth team at the time. Because he would not, even for the ultimate personal moment and achievement, give an ounce or a whiff to the kids that his personal moment was more important than their team moment collectively.

And I tell that story all the time and how the NFL Network's like, we'll send you a car, we'll send you this. And he was pissed on the night that he was getting his ultimate achievement coming. And he showed up with his whistle on and his coaching gear on.

We had to settle him in when he finally showed up to get through being angry about going. And he was practicing to take on the Snoop Dogg All-Stars. And you were at this practice as well? I was at my practice with my team. He was at practice with his team and this was like, I believe, the day before the game. So he was intense because in his mind he was coaching against a great coach and a great team. But he had the advantage because he'd been doing this longer and he'd seen my team and I hadn't seen his. And when he got back from that thing with y'all, he called me and he was like, man, they tried to mess my game up, D.O.

Double. They tried to throw me off. He thought y'all tried to throw his game off for me. I'm like, problem, that's the ultimate award.

You got to go get that. But you know how I'm the same way when I'm coaching my babies. It's been many times that I've turned down millions and millions of dollars, big events, things that people would say, oh my God, how did you turn that down? When I'm coaching them kids, I'm locked in with them. And I understand what Deion felt. You don't want to break the attention away from them when you're giving them attention to show that it's about you. It's always about them. So when the game starts, they'll play for you. But I hadn't heard that part about this story until now.

He thought it was a competitive disadvantage. Yes. Yes. Wow. I hadn't heard that part.

He wants to win, right? Deion is a winner, man. I've noticed. Were you at the Colorado State game this year? When did you go? I didn't go to no games this year. I supported from at home because it was just too much. When I'm coaching, I don't like all of that around me. And I just wanted to respect Prime and let him get his coaching on as opposed to being in the way and pictures and all of that. It's a game that you guys are playing right now.

I don't want the kids to be unfocused as well, because the celebrities that was there, they could. But I'm a little different. I'm like a coach. I'm personal with them.

So I feel like I would have been a distraction. So who do you reach out to? Do you ever reach out to Tomlin for coaching?

Thoughts, advice, conversation? Honestly, you wouldn't even believe what coach that I talk to the most. Was that Pete Carroll?

OK, I talked to Peter. Well, I mean, is that the USC connection? USC connection and just just the way he recruited when he was here. I took a lot of my spirit from him as far as being up close and personal with the parents when you're dealing with the kids. Like, I love that process that he had when he was at SC. He would always get a relationship with the parents and then the kids. So that's what I do when I coach football.

So that way, in case the kids are having difficulties in school or having some problems, I can step in and assist a parent with my voice, but using their message to be the reason. Huh? So what are you can you let us in on what is the conversation like with Pete and Snoop? What is that like? We talk X's and O's. We talk life.

We talk family. Pete has come to a lot of my shows, too, whenever I was in the Seattle area, like he's a real down to earth type of like care about you personally, like he really care like a lot of these guys that have relationships would we high and by. But Pete checks in and, you know, the day that they let him go, we FaceTime because I just want to check his spirit to make sure he was good. How was he upbeat? Hoping another team call was telling me about certain places he wouldn't mind being. So he's still in the mood to coach. And that's what I love to hear is that he's still in the spirit of this is what we do. Once the coach once the coach always the coach, once you start affecting these kids and these young men, it becomes a part of your life to be a mentor. Yeah, I've noticed that so much about all the coaches that I've been around. It's tough to get out of their blood.

You know, I just saw Mariuchi. Obviously, I've known him for almost 20 years. And whenever I see him on the field, whenever he's on the field, he'll go up to refs, you know, hit him in the hip, just talk about what plays are.

And he it's tough to get it out of the blood. I watch him in those all star games with them high school students. He loves that crazy out there. And he talks about when those kids go on to the next level. He talks about him like you talk about because he became attached to them. Right. So now he feels like he's a part of their journey. That's what it is with coaching.

Like, once you sit down and become engaged with one of those players or those kids, and they grow, you're so happy for their growth. That's what it's supposed to be. You celebrate that.

Mm hmm. And now Stroud is doing what he's doing. He's going into Baltimore this weekend.

Look out. Well, the Steelers beat Baltimore twice this year. I don't care. Lamar wasn't there the last game. We beat him twice. You look in the score.

You look in the score book. I see it. I know. I hear you.

So, I mean, that'll be a rough one. But before we get to talking a little bit of football, let's talk about your movie. So how long is the, we talked about it briefly, about 10 some odd minutes ago, but let's hit it again for the full audience here. The Underdogs, how did this come about?

The Underdogs came about for me having a meeting with some beautiful people up at MGM. And then converting it into some great writers and putting a team around it that understood the story. So the story is Jason Jennings is an ex NFL star who is top five wide receiver of all time in his mind. And he's not playing anymore.

This is like his second or third year not playing. And he's on the hunt or the search for some sort of thing other than football. Like what you're doing, like... Analyism and... Paparazzi. No, speaking, like talking and sports and the things that athletes do when they're finished.

They get on the microphone and they broadcast and tell the game. So he's looking for that. But that doesn't happen. His agent and him have some sort of misunderstanding. Some things happen. He goes to court and he gets sent back to Long Beach to coach a youth football team.

And it's a lesson that he learns as well as a lesson that he's teaching. And I don't want to give anything away about how the movie goes. Do you like the character? Like the acting? You like the whole business of it?

I love the fact that it's not me, but it's a world that I come from and it's connected to me. And if you know anything about football, if you know anything about life, this is a great story for you to see that these two worlds come together and how football is so important. We're teaching camaraderie, teaching teamwork, teaching unity, teaching how to work with others and to play your position, to play your role. And then the life skills and the life things that you learn outside of football. We incorporated all of that in this movie. This movie is, like I said, so much to add to it to just say it's just a football movie. It's like a love story, a football movie, a lesson story. And I had so much fun doing it because I could play an NFL star that I never was. And then I could play a youth football coach in which I was. But the style of coaching is not the style that I coach with. I'll say this.

I hope not. No, no, it's not my style at all. That's what was fun about it, Rich. I could dive into this role and say, OK, this is something that I've never done before. So let me be all I can be in this. Sure.

You know, Bobby Knight style of coaching. Yeah, everything but the chair throwing. I get it. I'm Mike Epps, George Lopez in this as well. It's a great ensemble, man. Great comedians, great actors who played their parts to make it easy on me.

Like I love being with great actors because they make my job easy. Sure, of course. Like a team. Yes, sir. No doubt about that. And again, the Underdogs available on Prime Video, available on Roku starting next Friday.

Check it out again right here on the Roku platform for sure. So all right, let's get into some some football conversation. I have been talking about Mike Tomlin from here and I got a little bit in the hot water with folks in western Pennsylvania.

They got they don't like what you talk about, Mike. Well, well, I well, I said that they'd be out of there. The words I used was out of their friggin minds if they wanted Tomlin gone. And then unfortunately for me, caping for Tomlin, they lost back to back games to two win teams at home, you know, in the span of five days.

So it didn't really help back my play a little bit to be straight up with you. But and and now here is a conversation about his status is an open question in Pittsburgh. What are you what are your two cents on that? Well, I've been at Pittsburgh still a fan since 1975, Rich. And I've only seen three coaches. I've seen Chuck Knoll, Bill Cower, and now Mike Tomlin. So with that being said, our organization ain't like others.

We don't do all that flip flopping. And we've had terrible seasons up under Chuck Knoll and up under Bill Cower. This man has not had one terrible season. And it's just a matter of the staff. If you ask me, it's not him, it's the staff. Well, he's the one who chooses the staff. So maybe it should be a general manager or somebody that steps in and does some assisting and say, well, we're going to pick the D coordinator and the O coordinator. You oversee it all, coach, because we ain't been to the the thing in a long time. Like we just keep sliding in or backing in.

And it's cool, but I want it all. We used to win it around here. So I feel like it should be some sort of adjustment with the staff because the teams are the ones that are the ones that are the ones that are winning.

It's the staff that picks the right players and then coaches the best players and then put them in the best positions to win. And then the style of offense, like our offense has to be 20, 25, not 1984. Like we got to move it around and get it doing what it's supposed to do. Defense, I'm not unhappy with it all. I love the way our defense fly around. But as far as like our offensive look, I think it could be a lot better when you think about the the big teams, the the the the the Bills, the Chiefs, the Ravens, Lions, the Lions. Yeah.

Just the way like they move in. I'm our same brown around like like use your players and move them around. We got too many good players not to move them around. So that's what I was saying before. We're kind of like of the like mind here because T.J. Watt was like Coach T. He even he even said I quit if he ain't here. He basically said that he said it was part of his contract talks.

He went to a little he's not coaching. I quit. That's what it sounded like.

I was like dang. Yeah. I love that. That's dedication and devotion. That means that this coach is more than a coach. If I don't want to play for anyone else. Right.

And so maybe doing the exact opposite on the offensive side of the ball. Yes. Because, you know, the narrative and we always talk about narratives at my alma mater at Michigan is Harbaugh around 2021 decided, all right, I'm going to get a whole bunch of new younger coaches in here that that are more plugged into what I guess is newfangled or or is, as you said, 2025. I notice you didn't say 2024. Yes, sir.

You're already looking one year down the road that that and it and it helped change things. There's no doubt about it. The way those coaches thought for Michigan this year and the past couple of years, you could just see.

Yeah. They took advantage of what was on the other side. Some coaches just coach to call plays. A great coach is going to coach to outdo what's on the other side.

Like if we can outrun y'all, we bigger than y'all, we're stronger than y'all. We're going to run the ball 37 times. Yeah.

Right. If y'all don't have no DBs, then we're going to throw on y'all. But it's not going to be, we're just going to be throwing to try to look good when we can actually run and get 28 points and be up by 21 with two minutes left. Like smart coaches. Like I look at a smart coach like this too. When it's third down or when you down, are you trying to win or are you just trying to throw the ball in front of the chains or behind the chains?

I look at that a whole lot. When they third down and then you throwing the ball, it's third and six and you throwing the ball four yards. If it's third and six, you need to be throwing at least seven yards. Oh, that drives me nuts. I hate that. Throwing behind the six, throwing behind the line of scrimmage. Rich, I hate that.

You ought to hear me cussing the TV out. I hate that. You're throwing it behind the... The line of scrimmage even, not just behind the sticks. You're throwing it sometimes behind the line of scrimmage and saying, let's block and try and get seven yards from two yards back. I also don't like, I mean, while we're going there, I don't, I don't, I mean, I'm more old school.

I don't like going in shotgun when you need a half inch. Why not getting it? Yeah. What are you doing? I know that.

I'm the same way. We're back four yards now. What if he misses the ball? That's eight yards.

That drives me insane too. So what are you, what are your two cents on Caleb Williams? What do you know of him and what you can tell folks about him at the next level?

Best you can tell. Well, I'm a friend of Caleb's. I love him on and off the field. I feel like he's a young version of Patrick Mahomes. I don't know why, but I just feel like when I'm watching him, he just feel like Patrick Mahomes. But the key to Patrick Mahomes is he's got a great coach, great system, great play calling and players to assist that.

That's what's going to be the kick to Caleb. Where does he go? Who's the coach?

What's the system? And who are the players he's throwing to? Because look at Bryce, amazing player. Went to the Panthers, no bad coaching, bad system, players not at the par. He looks bad. Look at CJ, the coach, the system, nice receivers.

He looks like top five quarterback. So all of that is important. And I think back to Elway, Manning, not Peyton, but Eli, how they was like, oh, I ain't going there. Right. I remember that clear.

They were like, I'm not going there. Nope. You got to trade me.

So maybe that's in the clause. Like he may want to go to a team that has at least a chance. Well, the Bears just welcomed in for an interview for offensive coordinator, Cliff Kingsbury. The SC coach? Yes, sir.

Oh, wow. That's a package deal. That's what it sounds like to me. I wouldn't be mad at that. I would leave that defensive coordinator on the side.

They're going to leave the coach. He bawled out. Right. He did.

He bawled out. By the way, have you noticed that Snoop and I have had the same opinions on everything over this last, not just 20 minutes, but for the last three hours. That's what I was saying. The idea is keep Iberfluss. He's got them looking right. And if they bring in Kingsbury, maybe the Bears know what they're doing as long as he stay over there and he stay over there. And the two shall not meet.

Do not meet. So what do you say? Because the red how the red flag will be as well. How will Caleb handle adversity? Because this year he didn't get the Heisman.

This year was not remotely close to a successful year. And it's a team game and all that. The conversation that you hear about him and I'm bringing it up, not that I advocate for what when he went and hopped in the stands and he found his mom and he started crying on her shoulder. I found that to be a human moment. I find that to be a mama's boy.

What's wrong with being a mama's boy? That's what I listen. So but that's what he's going to hear. He's going to start hearing those red flags.

And then obviously adversity is going to hit in Chicago with the NFL. How do you think he will be a tough kid? He's a tough kid.

Like, come on, man. This kid is tough. Like certain kids are made for this.

You know what I'm saying? Like he's built for that. I think he's built for anything that you're going to put in front of him because you didn't think that he was going to win the Heisman when he got to SC that year. Nobody did. We just thought he was going to be cool.

But when he did all them things he did. But then after you do that, then there's expectations. So now there's no expectations. So all you got to do is go out and ball and do what you're supposed to do.

Snoop Dogg is here on the Rich Eisen Show. I'm going to take a break if you don't mind. Have one more segment with you and send you on down the road. Why not?

Not why? Okay. I like that.

I like that answer. More Analyism from Snoop Dogg. You're very good at this, by the way.

Thank you. Back here on the Roku channel again, the underdog streaming next week right here on Roku exclusively on Prime Video. Snoop Dogg is here. One of the funniest things I've seen you do in recent years was doing the Olympics with Kevin Hart is one. And you and Kevin reacting to what was that? The dressage? The horse? Yes.

When you would you say the horse was pimp walking? Is one of the funniest things you and Kevin reacting to the reaction? Did you guys see this? I think it was Sarah's idea. Was it?

Are you serious? Yeah, I think so. Yeah. Sarah Tiana was was one of the writers on that.

And I think she came up with Sarah. So you just you reacting to some of these because it's some of these Olympic sports are just I don't know who created these. It's not a sheer boredom, right? Like, let's let's have this and call it a competition, you know. So what sport would you want to call if you could call any sport? What sport would I want to call if I could call NASCAR? Really? Yeah. Why?

Because the cars be going so fast. It's like fast paced. I'm so laid back and so in pocket. I wonder if I would get high intensity if I would turn up rather than stay in pocket. Okay. So it'd be a different version of me.

Just a different version of you just to. Then the adrenaline, the voice, the attitude. And the races last a while, though, so you can, you know, be popping for a while. I think NASCAR just got on it right now. Right. For sure.

Well, there's a event at the Colosseum in a couple of weeks. Oh, yeah. F1? No, it's the NASCAR Bush race. Oh, the Bush?

Short track. Van Heiser Bush. There you go. Get it all together. That would be great.

All right. So Snoop Dogg is here. Our radio audience is about to rejoin us right here on the Rich Eisen Show. It's so awesome to have you here.

It's been way too long. Back on the Rich Eisen Show radio network. I'm sitting at the Rich Eisen Show desk, furnished by Grainger with supplies and solutions for every industry. Grainger has the right product for you.

Call or just stop by Snoop Dogg. One more segment with you, sir. Before we go any further, shout out to the Michigan Wolverines.

I know you're a diehard Wolverine. I hadn't seen you since Sean won it all. I've seen many seasons with y'all almost doing it. Getting close to it. Y'all finally got over the hump.

Congratulations. I know that made you feel good. Oh, you have no idea.

You have no idea. All the guys here on the set, TJ in particular, behind you has been telling me I need to say it with my chest a little bit more. You should. I mean, like, come on, man.

When the Lakers win, I'm just going to leave it alone. You know what I'm saying? Like, you got to do something, man.

You got to let it be known. Oh, I am tattooed right here, Rich. Come on. Yes. He's going to get a tattoo.

You got a matching. Come on, dog. You've been down with the program just as long. Don't play with me. Do not play with me. Well, I mean, I use my voice rather than my skin.

I need to see it on your arm right there. When you pop up, when you say, Hey, Rich, what school you act like, you know, like you got to pop on them. Okay. All right. You must know some folks in the area that, you know, I get you plugged up, man. Get you. Come on, Rich. All right. Hey, listen, if Harbaugh comes out here to coach the Chargers, maybe to get a two for one deal.

Easy call. Yeah, it was amazing. Honestly, I don't know if I've ever felt that. I was at the Rose Bowl with my family, with my wife and my kids, seeing that there at the Rose Bowl, beating Alabama, retiring Nick Saban, then going ahead and getting the Washington coach. But stop in Alabama.

Stop in Alabama. That part right there. Come on, Rich. How was your heart beating? Oh, my God.

Oh, I did my cardio just sitting there watching it, Snoop. Oh, that was really off. I couldn't even believe that we were there at the Rose Bowl and beat Nick Saban and then he retires. And then the job is taken by the guy that we beat the following week in Washington. So, you know, we retired.

We retired a couple of coaches. Good job, baby. Is that saying it's I'm not I'm not saying it with my chest job. You say that with your chest.

Thank you. So what are what's your two cents on the Cowboys sticking with Mike McCarthy? I got a lot of friends that are cowboy fans and they are mad about it. Like all of my friends that are cowboy fans, they mad at the quarterback and they mad at the coach. I'm not a cowboy fan, so I just watch football for that reason. But I have a lot of friends that play for that team. And I hope they can get over the hump sooner or later because they do have a good team.

And, you know, we expect more from them because they're America's team. Who do you think is going to win the Super Bowl? Who's making it and who's winning it?

That's going to be a hard one, Rich. I don't know right now because it's it's not it's not a for sure like one to me like nobody's a one one. If you think about the Packers and the 49ers, right? The way the Packers just played this week, I wouldn't be surprised if they shook up Frisco. Then you think about the Buccaneers and the Lions, right?

Baker Mayfield on one right now. I'm looking at all the underteams. I'm looking at the overteams. Well, it's your movie called The Underdog. Exactly. So I got to go with The Underdog.

Understood. And then you talk about C.J. Stroud against the Ravens. That's a hell of an underdog right there. But I C.J.

may do it. His team may do it. They young, they inspired DeMarco.

He's got them pumped up. So who's the underdog between the Chiefs and the Bills? It can't be Mahomes, can it? It's never Pete Diddy, baby. It's Josh because Josh ain't did it in that moment. He's done it in the regular season. But this is the moment like and the pressure's on him. To me, the pressure's on Josh. Patrick got how many rings?

Two. Say that again. Okay, then. So until you do, you have to. He's the monkey on your back. I'll say this. Joe Burrow did that. Even though he didn't win the championship, he took that monkey off his back because Mahomes is like what Brady was in the AFC. You have to go through him to get it done.

So until you beat him, you ain't going to get it done. So if your best guess was who's going to make it in Vegas? Vegas I would go with. Best guess?

Baltimore Fresco. Yeah, I took the one seeds, too. Look at us.

We're literally lockstep. I took the one seed. I took the one seeds, too. But it's so rare that the one seeds make it, let alone in back to back years.

That was one seed versus one seed last year, too. Real question. Yes. How do you think that two weeks off is going to affect the Ravens and the 49ers playing these two hot teams they just played?

Great question. It's really three weeks off because neither of them played. That's true. In week 18. Three weeks? Well, I mean the Ravens hardly played. I know, I'm sorry.

But that's his point is a lot of the starters didn't play week 18 for both the Niners and the Ravens. Well, from McCaffrey was hurt. I think it's good.

It might be bad. I don't know. These are great questions because you want to talk about hot teams, Texans and Packers. And their rhythm is on. They in step. They route running their defense. Their place to be like it's like it's not a catch up. It's like I'm there right now.

I've coached football. And when we have a week off or something like that, somebody drifting away, he ain't paying attention. He ain't as fast as he was. He ate too much.

He didn't stick to the script. Something is going to go off in them three weeks. And also they're taking on not just hot teams, but young teams that don't know what they shouldn't know.

They don't care. Right. Okay. So I'm with you on the Ravens and the Niners too, but man, it could it could anybody could do it. It could be Texans versus Packers or Lions versus Chiefs.

It could be just all of that, just like week one. By the way, I loved when you did the media stuff for my show and Super Bowl 50 Peyton Manning. Yeah, with Manning, you went because I knew it.

I knew it. Not only would you be great at it, but sending you in on a Thursday when the guys are done ants and they'd be probably they interviewed you. They probably interviewed you more than you interviewing them when you stopped in there. I had a blast. Would you ever want to do that again? I would love to do it again. And just so you know, Rich, I thank you for that because since that moment, I've been doing boxing, football, hockey, any sport that has been available to me. I believe that was like the opportunity that they seen that I could actually do it. So thank you for giving me an opportunity to show you.

Are you kidding me? You were awesome. You were legit awesome at it. You knew the right questions to ask. I mean, and you, you're Snoop. I mean, you walk in there and you certainly are going to be able to cut the line. You know what I mean?

Not that you did that, but when you walk in and everyone notices you when you walk in the door. So I'd love to see if you're up for doing that. I'm down to do that. I would love to do that, man. Do you? That's like a dream come true for me to be in the crowd and all of a sudden be like, Hey, uh, so Patrick Snoop over here for the rich eyes and show from the rich eyes and show that's the win.

I would do that. You know, I represent for you. I had to tag on and everything rich. I was representing for you.

That's what I'm saying. I went in with your credentials on my watch out. Now I'm with rich move. Are you going to be in Vegas? So let's figure it out. Okay. I know you ain't got nobody like me right now. There is nobody like right now, just in general and in life, we'll do that.

No, for sure. Um, and cause Vegas is just going to be, that's a good spot for a Superbowl. I agree. It was great for the draft. There's nothing like it. It was great for the pro bowl last year. I was there at the pro bowl. This was the most exciting pro bowl I've ever been to. They had flag football and had competitions with the strong guys and they had, it just was so fun. Tricks with the receivers and it was, it was like a little league event. They made it fun. Like it made it like they were big kids. I enjoyed myself.

I enjoyed it too. So again, everybody, how can anybody get involved with the Snoop Youth Football League? Snoop Youth Football League.

Hit us up at If you're in the LA area, you can reach out to Coach Wado or Nakani and they will plug you up and get you and your kids right into our system. And we also have the Snoop Youth Special Stars for kids with special needs and disabilities. So we have a program for those kids as well. So we're looking out for all of the kids out here.

So let us know if you're trying to find something for your kids to do. I love it. That is awesome.

Yeah. You're the best man. The Underdogs, again, available for streaming next week, Friday, January 26, exclusively on Prime Video, which is available right here on the Roku platform. I got Roku. I used to watch you on the NFL Network. Now I watch you on Roku.

I like it. You can't avoid me, Snoop. You can't avoid me. You're everywhere.

I like popping up in places you don't expect. I see you popping like over Redenbacher. And I guess I'm getting a Michigan tattoo, guys.

You got to get the M on your arm. I need to see that. I told you that last week. Your mom is too happy. Well, my mom doesn't need to know.

She ain't got to see that just wear long sleeves when you wear them. It's necessary. Yeah. I'm not telling the show like McAfee, you know what I mean?

If they have naked. All right. We'll be back to wrap it up on Roku in a sec. How wrestling really works and how you get the ratings. Eric Bischoff and Conrad Thompson explain on 83 weeks. I mean, I dig Jey Uso because he's born out of great storytelling and he lived up to the opportunity and exceeded it. The LA Knight, he's way up on my list because here's a guy that's been around for almost ever should have probably quit a half a dozen times. And he just forced his way into their life. And now he's making money hand over fist. That is a story I love. 83 weeks on YouTube or wherever you listen.
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