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And learn how to manage them. Listen and subscribe to Your Weirdest Fears on the Odyssey app or wherever you get your podcasts. Throughout the 60s and 70s, cops hunted down key figures of the Dixie Mafia, including its enigmatic ringleader, Kirksey Nix. I'm interested in making money.

I'm not interested in hurting people. Fifteen years into Kirksey's life sentence, the Dixie Mafia was practically folklore, but that would soon change. I'm Jed Lipinski. This is Gone South, a documentary podcast from C-13 Originals, a Cadence 13 studio. Season two, the Dixie Mafia. Available now on the Odyssey app or wherever you get your podcasts.

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For home loan solutions that fit your life, well, Rocket can. It's time to update you on the biggest stories in the world of sports with some audio. We call that segment The News Brief. Time for your Daily News Brief.

We get you caught up on the rumors, reports and reconnaissance from the day in sports. Cardinals lose to the Patriots last night and the Arizona Cardinals lose Kyler Murray for the season. Cliff Kingsbury says losing Kyler Murray was absolutely brutal. You see teams go through it every week, but you lose your starter on third play of the game.

You know, kind of a deal, non-contact. It's just tough to watch and see and you got to be able to rebound and continue to play the game now. Cliff Kingsbury then also spoke today and says that 2022 has been an awful year for Kyler Murray. A difficult year, obviously, from the beginning with, you know, not doing much in training camp with the wrist and then COVID and then, you know, having a tough stretch, you know, offensive not playing as well as we thought we could. And I really thought against the Chargers, our rhythm was a little bit better and was excited about this last, you know, five games.

And so to not be able to kind of build off that was disappointing and, you know, just tough for all parties involved. What do you think the apex is, Hickey, for Kyler Murray in this league? I mean, I think with the right coach. I can't ever see him being a top five quarterback. Like when you, when you mentioned the guys, Mahomes, Burrow, Josh Allen, Justin Herbert, Lamar Jackson, like that's five right there in terms of young quarterbacks for the foreseeable future. With what I've seen through the first four years, I'm not saying he's been a bad quarterback. I just don't know, and I'm skeptical if he has the greatness in him to be the franchise quarterback, top five quarterback that you feel confident enough in that could go win an MVP in this league and go win a Super Bowl in this league.

Yeah, I'm trying, like I, the frustrating part is I think he has the talent to win a Super Bowl. I think he has the talent to elevate, to be a top five kind of guy. I don't think he has the mindset for it.

You look at the homework clause, that's very concerning. You look at him who's, at least from the outside, seems to kind of be more of a finger pointer than someone who accepts accountability and tries to get better from it. I don't think those two, those two things mesh and are going to able to kind of get him to where his talent says he should be. And what I think is very damaging too, and it's one thing, right, when Hickey says it or I say it, but when you have an NFL player and someone that was once in that locker room, Patrick Peterson, say that guy only cares about himself. And I know Patrick Peterson, who plays for the Vikings down, is going to Hall of Fame one day now as a podcast. I don't think Patrick Peterson just needs to say things to get downloads on his podcast. He's going to be honest, but being a player in the league, that's always tricky when you have a podcast.

And I don't think he's going to be honest. And I think someone like Patrick Peterson was just speaking his truthful thoughts on Kyler Murray. And notice how upset Kyler Murray got when that got put out there and then he kind of fired back and made it look out to be that Patrick Peterson was being the bad guy. It almost seems as if, if you give this guy criticism, he can't take the criticism. And that's a problem when you're a franchise quarterback, especially when you are not a finished, great developed product. He has the talent. He's a tremendous, this is not meant to be the way that it's going to come off as a video game player. Like if you're playing Madden, you want him as your Madden quarterback, but I don't know if I want him being my franchise quarter. I don't want to be my franchise quarterback. I think there's better options out there. And I think if everything goes right, his ceilings kind of like 28 touchdowns run the football well, 11 picks a year. I think he's good at times could be very good. I don't know.

I don't think he's great. Let's hear from Cliff Kingsbury also from today saying both he and Kyler will be extra motivated for the 2023 season. Yeah.

I mean, I think that's just part of the challenge. I think he, you know, both of us heard enough this year to be highly motivated for the off season. And I know he will be too. And those surgeries have been proven recently.

The guys are coming back and faster and stronger. And I know he's, he's excited about that prospect. He doesn't the follow-up there has to be, well coach, what makes you think that you're definitely going to be back for the 2023 season?

That has to be followed up. I didn't hear the whole press conference, or why he needs motivation for a year coming off of what was the disappointment last year? Well, I don't think last disappointment fair because how it finished, they did make the playoffs. I know that they were looking like one of the better teams in the league and then just crumbled down the stretch. And it was just brutal in the playoff game. But this is totally different than last year. Like last year, they made the playoffs last year at times. You had to believe this year.

They've given you zero reason to believe in them. Bill Belichick from what he saw from his offense last night played better. You know, a tough break on the interception. Matt got his arm hit, but I thought we, we did some things better. Still got a long way to go. Had some young players step up and make some significant plays in the game. So it's good to get contributions from everybody and short week here of Vegas. And we'll just kind of keep grinding and I'm sure I'd be ready to go on Sunday.

No, they have a long way to go. It's week 14. You play the Raiders in week 15. And they threw the ball a lot last night. If you want to say that, you know, they had success in the ground, 21 carries, 103 yards, two touchdowns. And that was Damien Harris not in the game.

And Ramondre Stevenson then gets knocked out of the game and you get Pierre Strong and Kevin Harris playing well, both getting touchdowns. My biggest problem, Hickey, with the Patriots offense, and I'll say something different because my biggest gripe all throughout the year has just been, I can't stand that, Patricia. And I hate that they don't have a number one wide receiver. And you look at teams like the Eagles that had questions about their quarterback, the Dolphins who had questions about their quarterback. Even a few years ago, the Bills had a question about Josh Allen with what he did the first few years in the league. What did the Bills do? They went out and they got Staphon Diggs.

What did the Dolphins do? They got Tyreek Hill. Oh yeah, by the way, they also had Jalen Waddle. What did the Eagles do? They went out, they got A.G. Brown. Oh yeah, by the way, they already had Devante Smith. And you look at the Bills, you see what Gabe Davis has been able to do as number two wide receiver.

Who's Mac Jones throwing the football to? Nelson Aguilar? Like, Kendrick Bourne? Tyquan Thorne?

Like, nothing against those guys. They're not number one wide receivers. I don't know if you can say, oh, Jacoby Myers was hurt. I like Jacoby Myers. He's not a number one wide receiver.

So last night, Hickey, this is what I don't get. Just if you could just look at it the last three weeks of this season, Mac Jones probably played his best game of the year against Minnesota. They allowed Mac Jones to throw the ball down the field. Then against the Bills, in a game that they were trailing, they put the training wheels back on. Dink and dunk, screen pass.

And I'm okay with dinking and dunking and screen passing, but not for the entire game. And it wasn't really until late last night when he found, I think it was Hunter Henry, where they let him throw the ball down the field. I know this offensive line is banged up, and maybe they're trying to protect the quarterback by getting the ball quickly, but these guys get paid.

They should be able to hold the block for three, four seconds. And Mac Jones should be able to move around the pocket and at least have him attempt to throw the ball down the field. But there's so many situations, Ryan, when you watch this team, they're not even allowing Mac to throw the ball down the field. And Mac was good last year. He wasn't great, but he was good. And now everyone's going to pile on Mac and say he sucks and he's awful and he's terrible.

I can't say that after this year, because he's not being put in a position to succeed. And they're not, Matt Patricia of all people, isn't trusting Mac Jones. And I'm sorry, I don't trust Matt Patricia.

I trust Mac Jones way more, especially the offensive side of the ball than Matt fricking Patricia. Let me ask you this. Is it time this off season to bring in a GM? No. Because you're right about the lack of skill position.

We talked about it even when the, this big spending spree happened two off seasons ago. Could John Robinson come back? Could John Robinson come back?

Yes. Belichick, whether it's a real GM title or not, we know who's going to be calling the shots. Could Belichick use some help?

Yeah, sure. I think it's time to get him some help. No, I think it's time for Robert Kraft to say to him, you got to hire an offensive coordinator. That's where it starts. And I would think with the money that they had, like they tried two off seasons ago. They went out there. Well, the Hunter Henry move and John and Smith, a lot of people praise that at the time. Now, John and Smith, he can't catch a cold and Hunter Henry's fine, but they got to go out there and they got to go pull off a trade.

They got to go pull off a trade this off season and they've tried, but they got to go get Mac Jones some help. And I think it's a philosophy issue because under Tom Brady, they were for the most part, not in need of getting the number one guy, but you don't have Tom Brady anymore. So you need to adjust that philosophy.

It happened for a few years now. Yeah. Yeah. Mac Jones on if he's frustrated with the offensive play calling. No, I think the biggest thing for me is not letting it affect my play and bringing the best out of my guys. So today I thought we all did a good job with trying to play the next play, play the next series.

And Maddie P did a great job. He's trying to call the game so that we can win. And sometimes it might be this thing that people don't know about, like the quick pass is for whatever reason. And that's what our game plan. So we knew that's what we had to do to win. And he called a great game and stayed calm that he's a very calm person, very stoic. And we're just going to continue to grow together and do what we can to win games. I give Mac credit.

He's at least being a professional because Hickey, if we put him under a lie detector, there's no way what he just said is true. Watch him on the field, watch his body language. I give him a lot of credit for a second year guy under that regime coming from a Nick Saban coach team, where you're not told to basically stay in your lane. How about just last year? He's got good coaching last year. Say what you want about Josh McDaniel is a bad head coach. That's a heck of an offensive coordinator.

And to go to this guy who's never coached offense and, you know, since 2003 and Matt Patricia, it's a joke. I know the question for you really fast here. Obviously they don't get along. Patricia and Mac Jones. If you have to choose one, do you trust?

What do you trust? Bill Bellacheck will choose Mac Jones over. Yes. In terms of just moving Patricia to some different role. Yes. And then Mac Jones will get an offensive coordinator.

Yeah. He better tie law reacts to Greg Bedard, who I guess reported that Bill Bellacheck was coaching for his job last night. This was on the Greg Hill morning show on W E I people around the team, including some very good sources of mine who have never steered me wrong. They have basically indicated that this Cardinals game on Monday night is among, if not the most important game of Bellacheck's career post Tom Brady.

Wow. The Patriots don't win this game. Then I think there is a serious question about whether Bellacheck is the future head coach of this team.

This is almost a must win on Monday night against the Cardinals. Oh my God. Who was that?

That's great. Who was that? That made that quote.

That's Greg Bedard, Greg Bedard, sir. I don't know you, but your sources are terrible. Your source, I don't know who he get his work. He must've got his damn source at the Piggly Wiggly some damn way at the swap meet. I mean, come on, man. Come on, Greg.

I mean, I like, I like the, the, the, the, the, the medium, just to look at his face and like, where the hell you get your sources at. I thought I want to know where he was at the waffle house with the truckers and the CB radios and some shit because that don't make sense. That's a hundred bucks for the Greg Hill foundation.

Hey, I'm going to give, I'm going to give an extra a hundred dollars to the swear jar, you know, for him. Cause he, cause he needed, he needed to get fired for even saying that. Yeah. That's a stupid report.

Thank you. Koshi for his job. I like that stupid, but he's coaching for his job in week 14. Who's firing him now. Here's the thing. I'm not saying Robert Kraft should be happy with the standards that he's used to, but firing Bill Belichick, is that just a reporter just saying something for clicks?

Cause that report just doesn't seem believable. It sounded like he was on a radio show. Like, is that even like, is that worth it?

Like, I don't even know, like, is anyone even, yeah. I think, I think he does like a podcast or something. I mean, I don't really see views. I saw that. I saw that circulate last week at the headline.

I'm like, oh please. Like, I just thought it was like, okay. So it gets views in the instant because people want to say, why is he saying that? But then he's covered the team for a long time. If you don't believe it, then why would you ever go back to anything or listen to anything he says after that?

It's a fair point. You know, people have short memories. The unfortunate news, obviously, Mike Leach did pass away last night at the age of 61. He was the coach at Mississippi State, before that Washington State, and then also Texas Tech. I did an interview when I was hosting the weekend overnights here at CBS Sports Radio with Gardner Minshew. And Gardner Minshew was playing for Mike Leach at Washington State. And Gardner Minshew shared a great story on why he chose Washington State over Alabama.

Listen up. I was set on going to Alabama. I talked to Coach Saban and it was a deal where, you know, I was going in and I was really, you know, going, I was going to have a GA job set up after that season. And that was something, you know, that would have been great, you know, for a guy that wants to get into coaching. Whenever I finish, you know, I thought that'd be, you know, one of the best things for me. But, you know, Coach Leach, he called, you know, he asked, he was going to give me an opportunity to compete for a job.

And he asked me if I wanted to, you know, leave the country in passing. And that was just something that sounded too good to pass up, you know, a chance to come in and compete for a team that I thought could be really good. So, man, that was, you know, it was kind of a dream come true.

And, you know, being a Leach fan, you know, as long as I can remember, you know, it really was just, it was truly awesome. How tough of a decision was that to pass up on Nick Saban in Alabama, even though you probably knew you weren't going to end up playing there? Yeah, it was definitely a hard decision. But, you know, at that time also, you know, I, you know, thought that this chance Jalen Hurts could leave and, you know, I'd at least have, you know, the two reps and a chance to compete. And then in my mind, if I get a chance, then that's all that matters to me. You know, you know, I'll take my chances with anybody. But yeah, the, as far as, you know, coaching under coach Saban, that would have been incredible, you know, and I'm so grateful for their opportunity, but also, you know, coach Leach, you know, he has one of the, you know, biggest trees in college football and his influence is all over the game as well.

So I feel like, you know, coming here and setting, setting me up, you know, just as well for whenever I do finish playing. What a story that was. He's about to go to Alabama, then he gets a call from Mike Leach.

You want to lead the nation in passing. And I'll never forget Gardner Minshew slapping on the fake mustache on coach Leach after a game. And we all knew Gardner was rocking the mustache that year. And finally, Cliff Kingsbury on his favorite memory from Mike Leach.

You would learn a lot about life. It was probably 50-50 life and football in his meetings. And he always thought everybody was open, you know, like we'd watch some film, man, you'd throw to the wrong guy and he'd circle each guy, say, this guy's open, this guy's open, which they really weren't, right? He said, this guy probably scores a touchdown. And then he asked the backs, he's like, who would y'all throw to? And they're like, that guy. And then you threw it here.

See, you threw it here. But that was kind of his beauty is like, he truly thought that his offense was unstoppable. And he made you believe in yourself, you know, more so than you did. And it was, that's why I like a lot of the same concepts and signals and plays the same stuff he's running today that we ran. And it still works. And everywhere he's gone, he's won. And so it's, there's a method to the madness and just was an honor to be able to call my friend.

Obviously a great coach, but the things that I'm going to remember the most are just the legendary interviews and press conferences where he had a unique ability to just talk about anything, whether it was coffee, weddings, weather, Bigfoot candy, Mike Leach was truly one-on-one and someone that we'll remember for a long time. Zach Guelph Show, CBS Sports Radio. Listen to, so get started and download the free Odyssey app today. Throughout the sixties and seventies, cops hunted down key figures of the Dixie mafia, including its enigmatic ringleader, Kirksey Nix. I'm in a rush to making money.

I'm not in a rush to hurt people. 15 years into Kirksey's life sentence, the Dixie mafia was practically folklore, but that would soon change. I'm Jed Lipinski. This is Gone South, a documentary podcast from C-13 originals, a cadence 13 studio. Season two, the Dixie mafia available now on the Odyssey app or wherever you get your podcasts. Throughout the sixties and seventies, cops hunted down key figures of the Dixie mafia, including its enigmatic ringleader, Kirksey Nix. I'm in a rush to making money.

I'm not in a rush to hurt people. 15 years into Kirksey's life sentence, the Dixie mafia was practically folklore, but that would soon change. I'm Jed Lipinski. This is Gone South, a documentary podcast from C-13 originals, a cadence 13 studio. Season two, the Dixie mafia available now on the Odyssey app or wherever you get your podcasts. You're listening to the Zach Gelb show.

It is the Zach Gelb show on CBS sports radio. How about those Detroit lions could be the team I'm rooting for the most down the stretcher in the NFL season. They started the year one and six, and now they have won five out of their last six games. They're six and seven, and they're going to be at MetLife stadium this weekend, going up against the New York jets. We head out to the guest line right now on the Zach Gelb show on CBS sports radio. I'm welcoming a man that played with the lions from 2013 to 2018.

He did make the pro ball in 2014, led the NFL inverse interceptions that year. And that is Glover Quinn, who is now a part of the Believe podcast network with the Believe in Lions show. And Glover Quinn is kind enough to join us right now.

Glover, appreciate the time. How you been? Good, man. How you been? Well, I've been fantastic. How do you kind of describe what you've been seeing from the lions as of late? Because when they were one and six, everyone thought this season was over and now not so fast. Man, they've really been playing well at the last few weeks. You know, they've been playing better defensively, not giving up big plays. They've been forcing turnovers defensively. And then offensively, they've gotten back healthy. They went through a stretch with the under 12 bend injured, Ammar Rock and Brown bend injured.

And then, you know, they traded T.J. Hockinson, but they went through a little stretch where offensively, they wasn't at full power. And now those guys are back healthy. Derek Goff is playing great, not turning the ball over.

And so when you can do that, spread the ball around. Receivers are back out there. T.J. Hock is back.

Josh Reynolds is back. You know, guys are playing at a high level. And when you can get turnovers defensively and not turn the ball over offensively, you're going to give yourself a better chance to win. It really shows me that Dan Campbell, with what they've been able to do the last six weeks, is getting this team moving in the right direction. Because there's one thing to have all these passionate speeches and everyone be rooting for you.

But when you start the year one and six, it's like, oh, we've seen this story so many times before with the Lions. But what has Coach Dan Campbell really showed you recently that makes you believe he could be the guy? Well, I mean, you know, he just believes in hard work. He believes in toughness. He believes in grit and grinding it out. And that's kind of how this season has gone. You know, when times get tough, you know, you just got to be tougher.

You can't give in to the tough times. And he's been a leader of that, kept the guys, you know, focused, pointed in the right direction. And it's good to see them to start get some of those wins. They lost a lot of close games last year. And then they had a great out season of great, you know, expectations coming into this season. And it didn't start out great.

Like you said, it started out one and six. And so for him to keep those guys focused, keep them working, keep them locked in, and to be able to turn it around and have a shot at making the playoffs, it's a testament to him and his character and what he's all about. And I love his aggressive nature because I was thinking it was a questionable decision when I saw the fake punt was being run, but it did work at the 28-yard line. And then Panay Soule to ice the victory on third down and eight, calling a tackle eligible. That's some creativity from the coach. Yeah, there's definitely some creativity from the coach.

And I mean, you like to see that as a player, you like certain things like that. You like him trusting that you can convert that fake punt. Panay Soule, you like him, you know, taking what you show in practice because for them to call a play like that, obviously we're not throwing the ball around at practice or doing something. Panay has all, he's shown them that he can catch the ball.

That's really what it is. And not only did he show them that he can catch the ball, he's shown them that he can move and catch the ball. Otherwise you don't call a play like that for offensive linemen, right? Anybody can just stand still and maybe catch the ball. But when you come running across the field, running out to the flat and now you have to try to catch the ball, that's difficult, especially for a whole lineman. So he's done things like that in practice, has to, you know, it's been talked about around the building for them to have the confidence to even draw up that play and then to call it in the game.

And when you execute it, maybe you get more things called. Glover Quinn here with us. What have you been seeing out of Jeff Acuda this season? Out of who?

Jeff Acuda. You know, great. You know, I think, you know, he's got him better as the season has went along. I think early in the season, he was a little timid.

And that's to be expected. He's had injuries these last couple years. And so coming back off an Achilles, you know, it's pretty normal to be a little timid and you just don't want to get hurt again, right? You've been hurt for so many years, so many seasons.

I think your first two seasons, you got hurt. So he started out a little timid. But then I think as the season went, and he started to gain more confidence in his foot, his ankle, and I think that started to show up in his game. And then, you know, he was just playing his style of game.

I think he had his best game early in the season when they played the Cowboys. He didn't have a lot of plays in the passing game, so to say, but he had like 15 tackles. And people would think that he had 15 tackles because they were catching the ball on him. But they really wasn't. They were running the ball. They were doing a certain formation.

They were running at him. And he was making the tackles every single play. And I think his confidence just started to grow and grow and grow.

And then a couple games later, he ended up catching the Pig Six, getting his first interception of the season. And I think now he just feels confident. He's playing with technique, using his physical ability. And, you know, like I said, he's not making, you know, interceptions or, you know, tons of plays on the ball, but his guy's not catching the ball and he's doing great in the run game.

So, you know, he's looking, he's looking a lot better. When you take someone second overall in the draft, and they've been on the wrong end of this, the Lions, you expect them to be a cornerstone player moving forward. Aiden Hutchinson, we know what he did at Michigan last year, but what he's doing in his rookie year for the Lions is really impressive.

Yeah. I mean, and Aiden Hutchinson is a guy who wants to be there. You know, he's from the Detroit area, went to the University of Michigan, but he wants to be there. He's excited about being there. And it's just been great to watch him play. And, you know, he's gotten better and better week in and week out. You know, he's had some ups and downs, obviously, and all these things are to be expected. These are young players trying to learn a new system, trying to learn how to play in the NFL, trying to learn how to take care of their bodies, trying to learn how to adjust to having more free time.

So to say that, you know, when you're at school, you don't have classes that you got to take tests for. So it's a lot of different things that go on with these young players. They got to adjust to those just for them to have their ups and downs. Go over Quinn. Go over Quinn here with us. You're just breaking up a little bit before we let you run the quarterback, Jared Goff. I think everyone assumed that this may have been his final year with the Detroit Lions when, when looking at Jared Goff, he's playing pretty well as of late.

What do you kind of think Jared Goff future is with the Lions? You know, I think Jared Goff has looked really well. I mean, these last few games, he's looked exceptionally well. You know, like I said, they haven't been turning the ball over and a lot of that falls on the quarterback, not throwing interceptions.

That means you're making good, good decisions. And you know, I think on third down, they've been excellent. You know, that a lot of that comes with the health of Amman, Ross St. Brown being back out there, but Jared Goff has looked good. He's looked like he can lead this team, but that it doesn't look like they've asked him to do very much. He has a lot of playmakers around him at the receiver core and, and with the running backs. And so he's really just been managing the game, making key throws when he needs to make them and not turning the ball over and he's looked good. Is this team going to be making the playoffs?

They're six and seven. Can you see them winning out or, or maybe winning three out of four and going to the postseason this year? Yeah, I can see that. I think, I think, you know, this week coming up right here will be one of the, probably the biggest test, obviously going to New York. It's probably going to be cold and playing the Jets. The Jets are a good team and they're fighting for their playoff life as well. Um, so that's going to be a tough game.

And you know, after that, you know, you still got tough games. It's the NFL, but you know, you look at it, you think you can beat the Panthers. You think you can beat the Bears and you think you can beat the Packers in week 18. So this right here is a key week for those guys to go out there and get a win and get a win on the road. Uh, I think that that would mean a lot for those guys getting to the playoffs. Cause I think it's going to be difficult for the, for the giants down the stretch and the commanders down the stretch. They got some tough games to play.

And so even the Seahawks, um, got a couple of games in there to play as well. So the giants and the commanders, you know, with the lives having the tiebreaker over those guys, you know, I think, I think the last and he can, well, we're going to see how it plays out with those two spots, probably available that six and seven C Glover Quinn for the believe in lions podcast. Appreciate the time, man. Appreciate you guys.

You got it. There's Glover Quinn joining us on the Zach Gelb show on CBS sports radio. We'll take a time out.

We got to do a little fraud alert when we come on back 14 weeks in the books and the NFL, and we'll try to find out who are your legit teams on some of those maybe 50 50 teams in the NFL. So my biggest fear is there's going to be sneaks in the toilet. We're all afraid of that one strange thing. I'm Larry Mullins, the host of a new short 10 minute podcast called your weirdest fears. We unpack where these fears come from.

A rat climbed into my toilet and learn how to manage them. Listen and subscribe to your weirdest fears on the Odyssey app or wherever you get your podcasts. Throughout the sixties and seventies cops hunted down key figures of the Dixie mafia, including its enigmatic ringleader, Kirksey Nix. I'm interested in making money. I'm not interested in hurting people. 15 years into Kirksey's life sentence, the Dixie mafia was practically folklore, but that would soon change.

I'm Jed Lipinski. This is gone south, a documentary podcast from C 13 originals, a cadence 13 studio season two, the Dixie mafia available now on the Odyssey app or wherever you get your podcasts. The listening you love is on the free Odyssey app, your trusted local radio stations, coverage of your favorite teams, live news from your hometown and millions of podcasts on demand. Best of all, you can completely customize your listening experience. Follow topics you care about like leagues and teams pause or rewind your local sports and news and add shows to your queue to catch up later. There's a lot to listen to.

So get started and download the free Odyssey app today. You're listening to the Zach Gelb show. This is Zach Gelb show on CBS sports radio.

Can I get a little NFL music, please? From one hot take Hickey. Okay. So Hickey's going to give me a team and we're going to see if they're on fraud alert. Give me the team. Let's go.

All right. Team number one, the Minnesota Vikings. And I'm assuming for this one, it's a standard to make the super bowl for Minnesota, right? Yes.

Yes. Frauds in terms of their records should say they are super bowl contenders, but are they actually as good as their record says they are fraud alert, fraud alert. They make it a super bowl. And I was a believer in Minnesota. I like what I saw from Minnesota. And before the year, I thought they could be a playoff team.

Then they improved a lot. Packers fall back, right? They're easily going to win this NFC North even though they couldn't clinch it last week. But you look at their three losses, two of them against the Eagles and the Cowboys. Those are two teams that are better than them. And then Vegas said the lions were better. And everyone's like, what? That line doesn't make sense.

And the lines proved it. I just don't see how this team wins three games in a row in the playoffs. They could win a playoff game. They could win two playoff games. I don't see how they're going to win three in a row, especially with that defense leaking and get to a super bowl this year.

So they're on the fraud alert. How about the Tampa Bay Buccaneers? I'm assuming since it's Brady, you're asking me for the super bowl in this one as well.

Yes, sir. Yeah, no shot. Do you still think they're a super bowl contender, Hickey? Because I tried to tell you last week when you threw that nonsense at me that you were going to be mistaken. After what you just saw this past week against Brock Purdy and the 49ers, you still shoving that take of the Bucks going to the super bowl down everyone's throat. I'm not saying they're going to the super bowl. I still think they're a threat.

Yes, you were. I still think they're a threat. You still think they're a threat? You're also the best team in the NFC or the biggest threat to the Super Bowl in the NFC. They're my Super Bowl champ or Super Bowl representative from the NFC. Excuse me. So you got smoked?

Predictable. But do I think that the loss against one of the best teams in NFL is going to be a reason why they're not? No. Well, don't you think they would have to beat the 49ers? I don't think they beat them, but I think they could beat the Cowboys. I think they can even win a second round second round game. So if you're talking about a team that could go to the NFC conference.

That wasn't the question though. You asked me about the Super Bowl for them because that's a standard for Tom Brady and I'm the biggest Brady fan there is. But there is no shot that that team with that bad of an offensive line and Todd Bowles being the head coach is going to a Super Bowl. And after week one, I was the jackass that was saying guaranteed they're going to Super Bowl this year because how open the NFC is. There is no shot now with that offensive line that they're going to a Super Bowl.

Throw them on the fraud alert. I'm like McCarthy. I'm praying to not see Tom Brady in round number one. That is for sure. But that's one team. That's one team.

That's one win. That's not what you play if you're Tom Brady. I think you get past that one. I mean, I would feel nervous with Tom Brady coming to my building, wouldn't you? Not with that offensive line.

All right. How about the Dolphins? To a Super Bowl or AFC title game?

Give me the standard on it. Oh, let's go AFC title game. Fraud alert. The Dolphins are a team that you don't want to face them because of Tyree kill and how they'll never be out of the game. And even in a game where that offense doesn't play well, he just finds a way to create plays, whether it was the fortuitous bounce that went for 40 something yards on the fumble recovery or that deep play where the defender fell down. But that defense has regressed to the last two weeks has not looked good. Could they get into the wild card round? Yeah, they'll be there. And can they win a playoff game?

Sure. I don't see them winning two playoff games this year and get into an AFC title game. So I'll put them on fraud alert. How about the aforementioned Dallas Cowboys to wear Super Bowl? Wow.

I'm calling everyone frauds. Yeah, they're not going to a Super Bowl. I love their defense. They just struggle with the Houston Texans, which is embarrassing. I think Philadelphia is better and I'll take the 49ers the way that they're built in the trenches and also Dallas, they get one tackle back, then they lose the other one for the season. So I'm wondering how they're going to manage that. I don't think they're going to a Super Bowl this year.

Fraud alert. How about playoffs for the Seattle Seahawks? You know what? This was the team that I took a lot of joy in seeing their early season success because their early season success really put a fork in all of the takes of hot take Kiki for this year because he was crushing the Seahawks all off season long, killing Pete Carroll saying he's not a good coach when I said he's still a top 10 coach in this league and you were just praising and praising and praising and praising the Denver Broncos. But look at their schedule. It feels like their season's on the line, Thursday night, two nights from now against the 49ers.

They lose that game. They go to seven and seven and then you got to play Kansas City after that. You got to find a way to split because you just need two more victories and you could get them against the Jets who are tougher team. Now you could definitely get against the Rams, but that tie may squeeze them out. I know they beat the Giants, but the Giants and commanders tying that could maybe with two spots to go one of those teams will get it. I think the Giants are the commanders and then one maybe on the outside looking in that tie could come back to haunt maybe the Seahawks. I'm going to say, I hate to say it because I really want to see them make the playoffs, but I'm going to say Seattle now misses the playoffs, fraud alert. Speaking of how about the Giants frauds or no for the playoffs? I think if they win this weekend, they'll get in. I don't think they're going to win this weekend against the commanders.

Fraud alert. Lions playoffs, frauds or no. This is going to sound crazy. I think they I think they're winning three out of four. They may lose this weekend, but I think they're winning three out of four. I'm believing that the lines are going to find the way to get to nine wins and make the playoffs. I like them commanders frauds are now out of all the teams chasing for a wildcard spot in the NFC. You know, that the Eagles are going to make the playoffs. You know, the Cowboys are going to make the playoffs. You know, the Vikings will win that division.

You know, someone's going to win the South and that's it. And I'm thinking the 49ers go to the West. So out of those four teams, giants, commanders, lions, and then the, who am I missing? Oh, the Seahawks.

I actually believe in the commanders the most. I think the commanders are going to make the post season. It's all because that team has just responded so much better with life without Carson Wentz. I know he got activated this week. It's Taylor Ham-Heinecke's team.

Keep him as far away from the field as possible, Ron Rivera. Let's flip over to the AFC Jets frauds for the playoffs or no? They got a shot.

I wouldn't call them frauds. My only concern is their quarterback because Mike White's now dealing with an injury. Mike White's better than Zach Wilson. You see them up against the Patriots. Like the Jets are better than the Patriots on paper, but not having a franchise quarterback as you saw, and I know it was with Zach Wilson twice, did hurt them.

Mike White is an upgrade. They kept it close against the Vikings, kept it close against the Bills. This weekend we'll be telling, but at seven and six, yeah, those two losses to the Patriots come back to bite them if they finish with the same record, but the Jets are in contention for the playoffs. How about the Patriots? Are they frauds for the playoffs? I don't think the Patriots are all that good, but if it's just to make the playoffs, as long as they beat the Raiders coming up this weekend, this team, they may have to back their way in.

But you know what, though? The more and more I look at it, and I know they have a good defense hickey, you think the Ravens are in and the Bengals are in, right? Yes.

Bills and the Dolphins. Yep. South has to send someone that's going to be Tennessee, and then you have Kansas City. So that's one spot. You know what?

I'll say it. Fraud alert for my team. Does that mean the Chargers are off the fraud alert?

Yeah. Between the Jets, the Patriots, and the Chargers are the most confidence in the, in the charger. So if I had to pick one between the chargers, the Patriots, and the Jets, I would then put the Patriots and jets on fraud alert and go with the chargers. Ravens to make the AFC title game.

Are they frauds or not? No, no, no, no, no, no. We don't even know when Lamar Jackson's coming back. They don't have a number one wide receiver. And I know that defense played well last week, but that defense can't protect the lead. Titans are going to win the AFC South.

Finally. Are they frauds to just win one playoff game? They could win a playoff game because of, because of Vrabel and the defense and Derek Henry. They could win a playoff game.

Do I feel great about it? No, but they could win a playoff game. It's not in the realm of possibilities. That's it. That is it. Those are all the fraud possibilities.

Geez. Call a lot of teams fraud. A lot of frauds out there. Now Ryan Tannehill's a fraud. That guy is, uh, he ain't winning a Superbowl in this league. I'll tell you that. Maybe Brady winds up there.

Maybe TB 12 ones up there. This off season that is the Zach Gelb show on CBS sports radio. We will take a break when we do come on back. There's two teams that have a lot in common and we're going to take a look at those two teams, especially at their quarterback position in their head coaching position. Cause both of those teams had playoff expectations before the start of the season. And now through 14 weeks, we know those two teams, they're not going to be making the playoffs and they're both in the West, one of the AFC and then one in the NFC. And no, we're not talking about the Denver Broncos. So that eliminates one team, even though geez Hackett stinks and Russell Wilson has been brutal. I know he finally played a good game, but people trying to give me now optimism about Russell Wilson.

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