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Bijan Robinson, Atlanta Falcons Running Back

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February 9, 2024 4:39 pm

Bijan Robinson, Atlanta Falcons Running Back

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February 9, 2024 4:39 pm

Atlanta Falcons Running Back Joins Zach Gelb.

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A peanut butter M&M's production. In a world where Super Bowl winners get the world's admiration and a fancy ring, but the runners-up get nothing, one retired cop returns. That's one retired quarterback. Read the script.

Oh, sorry. One retired quarterback returns to claim what's his. Um, that's claim a ring with diamonds made from M&M's peanut butter, but you're on a roll. The Ring of Comfort coming soon to a Super Bowl new you.

Okay, picture this. It's Friday afternoon when a thought hits you. I can spend another weekend doing the same old whatever or I can hop into my all-new Hyundai Santa Fe and hit the road. With available H-Track all-wheel drive and three-row seating, my whole family can head deep into the wild. Conquer the weekend in the all-new Hyundai Santa Fe. Visit HyundaiUSA.com or call 562-314-4603 for more details. Hyundai, there's joy in every journey.

2024 Santa Fe available early 2024. Bijan Robinson joins us on behalf of C4 Energy. Bijan, first off, it's a pleasure to meet you and see you in person.

Thanks so much for doing this. Yeah, man. I mean, it's a pleasure to be here. You know, this is fun to get to experience all this stuff, man, and just get here and just, you know, be able to get to talk to you. Well, by the way, so Bijan, I'll peel back the curtain a little bit.

I don't know if Bijan wants me to do this, but I'm gonna do it anyway. He sits down, he goes, oh, I gotta go to the bathroom. That was two minutes until we were coming on back from break. That's right. And you still got here before the start of the interview. That's right. The restroom is about what, 60, 65 feet? Yeah, 65 feet.

I would say. Now, we know you're damn quick, but like, what, did you just cut everyone off in the bathroom line? No, I mean, there was an empty stall and I was like, I gotta get it real quick. But I used it and I was like, I gotta get back. So did you wash your hands?

I wash my hands. Wow. We got it all in. Man, that's elite speed. Yes, sir. Not that you really need any help at a combine or anything, but you should have just had people just see how far you run to the bathroom and back and efficient time.

That's right. So my friends, they clown me in my fantasy football league because I picked you with like the fifth or sixth overall pick. I was expecting this to be like one of the greatest rookie seasons ever by a running back that we were going to see in the Falcons would just hand you the football, hand to the football, hand to the football.

My boss even over there, David Mayernick. He looked at me and he goes, well, wait until I give you the comment. When I said on the air, I said, I'm going Bijan Robinson over Tyree Kelly goes, you did what you took Bijan over Tyree.

I said, yeah, it didn't work out for me in fantasy this year, but I'm going to believe in next year for you. That's it. That's all you can do. Here's what annoyed me.

I'm a logic guy. Yeah. You, Algier should have got the football more. Nothing against Desmond Ritter. No doubt. But Desmond Ritter at his best is probably a game manager. I think that you had Arthur Smith try to make him a franchise quarterback this year, and they forgot what really was going to make you guys a good football team.

Yeah. I mean, you know, for us, like it was definitely a learning experience because, you know, with Coach Smith, like, yeah, he had a plan to run the football and do a lot of different things, but at the same time, he had to get Desmond comfortable and had to get him going throughout the season. And, you know, for us, like, yeah, obviously we want the ball every single time, you know, but, you know, we understood that there was a plan behind it. And as a rookie, you know, they had a plan to kind of, you know, not not just throw me out there in 30 carry games all the time, you know, obviously that'd be awesome.

But, you know, for me, it was it was more of like a development process that they were trying to do for me and teach me as much as they can. But hold on. That doesn't make any sense. You were an you're an NFL ready player. All we hear about running backs is the career is so short. The life span is so short of running back.

Why would they make you wait? Yeah. I mean, that's that was the plan. And for me, like, as a player, like, obviously, when you're when you're ready to go, you're ready to go. But I mean, I know there was a lot of a lot of mouths to feed.

And, you know, we had three running backs and it's you know, that's what we had to look for and try to get all of us like, you know, the right right amount of touches and carries. But, you know, that was that was that was coach Smith's plan, man. And obviously, you know, you I love them.

I love him as a person. Like, you know, we've done some great things in the off season of communicating and him trying to get me ready. But, you know, I know sometimes we want to win. We want to win these games, man.

And we can't really think about the other things besides that. Bijan Robinson joining us. I know that the contact this time of the year is so bizarre. So you have a new coach. Everyone expects you to be a Raheem Morris expert. I know he's been with the organization before, but you just wrapped up your year and he wasn't there.

That's right. So what was the initial impression? Because it felt like it was going to be Belichick, right? That's what everyone's saying. Everybody was saying. And then it ends up being Raheem Morris.

Yeah, man. I mean, you know, Raheem is right when he got the job, like 15 minutes later, you know, he called me, he faced on me really. And I mean, when he answered, he was like, hey, B, like, let's get this thing rolling. And right when he said that, like something in me like my heart was just like, oh, this is the guy like this is the guy that's going to, you know, get this team together. And he already has a great amount of talent on the team. And, you know, I feel like we needed him to to construct this whole, you know, football team and to bring that energy and to bring that liveliness that that I feel like we kind of been missing, you know, this past year. But with him, you can tell like off the bat, you know, he's ready to have fun, to do it the right way to, you know, bring in that young vibe of culture. And nothing is Bill Belichick like, I feel like he's the greatest coach of all time. But, you know, I feel like that's not what we needed for this team.

Right. Just right now, just because of the young talent on the team that we're trying to do some great things with, you know, Raheem and what he's going to bring for this team. When you say that, you're saying you just thought the group needed a younger coach? Yeah, just a younger, you know, more lively, more lively like type of type of guy that that we can, you know, obviously, you know, we want to play for Bill. And, you know, we love our respect, his style of how he coaches. But I feel like just in today's game, you know, Raheem brings is kind of what the vibe is, kind of what the vibe is that we want in the building. Wrap it up with Bijan Robbins.

We'll talk about C4 in just a bit. No disrespect to Desmond Ritter. No disrespect to Taylor Heineke. I call him Taylor Ham Heineke. Like I love Taylor Heineke. You guys, you guys need a starting quarterback, though.

Yeah. Kirk Cousins going to be available. I know he's coming off the injury. I think that's a good fit for your organization with the pieces you have on offense. What do you think about that? Yeah, I mean, I mean, whether whether it's him in or here in Russell Wilson, like, you know, I feel that those guys are are obviously very experienced and, you know, they they know how to, you know, manage the game. They know how to play, play some ball.

I have have fun doing it, too. And I think that with this new offense with Zach Robinson, you know, he's been having Matthew Stafford for for the time that he's been there. And he's obviously been an amazing job. So I think, you know, if we get like Kirk Cousins or somebody at quarterback, then he's going to make them feel, you know, extremely comfortable from from day one. And he has I mean, the quarterback has guys around him that, you know, will have his back and that will, you know, fight and play their hearts out and have a lot of talent around him. So I think it's going to be a good fit with whoever we have.

But I'm excited to see it in these next couple of weeks or a month or so. Let's just say I'm Terry Fontenot and I call you up and I go Bijan. You want Kirk or you want Ross? What do you say? That's not my place. That's not my place.

I'm going to say whoever best fit for this offense. But I know Terry made the right decision, though. I saw Kyle Pitts the other day. Yeah. Has he just not been used properly? Because I look at him and I'm like, I remember what he did at Florida. This dude should be a dog on the field.

Yeah. I mean, you know, I think I think Kyle, like, you know, obviously he had to overcome some injuries, man. And even this past season, he was he was just getting over injury. But I know when when you have a guy like that and that should be an absolute freaking nature at the tight end position, I think that's that was another thing that that was important because he hasn't been having the seasons that I know that he wants. But I know that this year, you know what we have now, I think he could be an amazing talent and he can take over the league at the tight end position.

And something I thought was underrated about your team and full disclosure, Bijan Robinson's here with us. I picked you guys to win the NFC South before the season started. The defense, though, and I know Ryan is going to Jacksonville, but I think he's going to Jacksonville. I know that defense performed better than what whatever I could have imagined the jump they made.

Yeah. And that young secondary and Bates was a big signing, too. He's a phenomenal football player. You guys, you're a quarterback away. I really feel that you are a quarterback away from being a very good football team in this league, especially in the NFC. Yeah, man, because even like, you know, the games that we lost, we we only lost the games that we lost. We lost by either three points or less, like it was on the last second of the game. And I mean, it was frustrating, obviously, because I know that we could have had the 12 to 14 to 13 win season off of just little mistakes through the game. Obviously, the beam is performed exceptional, and I respect those guys so much because they kept us in every single game when we were not doing we're supposed to go on the offensive side. But, you know, I think that, you know, when we have that complete offense, like you just said, and then with the defense that we have, I mean, the sky's the limit. Like, it could be the best Atlanta's ever seen.

So that's definitely a prayer of mine that we're about to get it going. But we all feel it in the in the in the building and in the city, too. I need you to enlighten me on your alma mater or where you played your college ball. We'll get there in a second because you Texas fans are a little sensitive. I know you played for them. I'm not a Texas hater whatsoever, but a peanut butter M&M's production in a world where Super Bowl winners get the world's admiration and a fancy ring.

But the runners up get nothing. One retired cop. That's one retired quarterback. Read the script.

Oh, sorry. One retired quarterback returns to claim what's his. Um, that's claim a ring with diamonds made from M&M's peanut butter, but you're on a roll.

The Ring of Comfort coming soon to a Super Bowl new you. Okay, picture this. It's Friday afternoon when a thought hits you. I can spend another weekend doing the same old whatever or I can hop into my all new Hyundai Santa Fe and hit the road with available H track all wheel drive and three row seating.

My whole family can head deep into the wild. Conquer the weekend in the all new Hyundai Santa Fe. Visit Hyundai usa.com or call 5623144603 for more details. Hyundai. There's joy in every journey.

2024 Santa Fe available early 2024. I'm Tony and this is the Tony Kornheiser show. Well, that makes it sound a bit more serious than it really is. So what exactly is the show about?

Been almost 30 years and I still don't know. Right now we have some of the best voices in football. Come on to explain to us what we need to know in the college and pro world and we get weekly picks from a monkey. Do you really need more than that? I might just tell you about my bunker game of the latest failed entry in my quest to find the best coffee ice cream. No schmutz, please.

Listen on the Odyssey app or wherever you get your podcast. Rodney Terry, the basketball coach. Yeah. He got so sensitive over the horns down.

That's right. So yesterday I see Brian Jones walking around here and Brian used to work here at CBS Sports Radio and I knew this would annoy him. He just jumped on set. I go horns down and he punched me right in the chest. Why are you guys so sensitive with the horns down thing?

We just have pride in our school, man. And I mean, horns down, it's just not a good look. When someone goes like this, your eyes just lit up. You actually get disrespected by it. It's like, why did you have to do that? You could have done anything else but that. So you rather have someone give you the middle finger than horns down. I would love that. Or like a thumbs down or something like that.

Okay. But it's just like the horns down. It's just like, you know, it's obviously the sign of disrespect for Texas.

And I mean, we got to look at it all the time. Like everybody, if you're not a long-haired fan, like you're gonna just go horns down to my face. And I'm like, all right, well, I would have been all right, too. How you doing? Nice to see you. How you doing? Like, how's your day going? No, horns down. And it's just like, all right, well, I guess that's what we're trying to do now. But yeah, it's definitely a big sign of disrespect.

But I mean, if it affects you too much, then you'll take it into another category. So how many running backs do you think right now are in the league that you think are better running backs than you're just wondering? You know, humbly, I don't think any of them are better than me. Even McCaffrey? You know, I love Christian.

As a matter of fact, I'll say Christian. No, yeah, you know, because, you know, for me, I think, you know, the talent level is obviously awesome throughout the running back position. And, you know, Christian, you know, he's right now, he's in a situation where, I mean, they do everything with him the right way. And I respect it so much because he's honestly my favorite running back to watch, especially this year. And even just even talking to him, like, that's my nod right there.

And he's helped me out so much with my body work and with everything else. But, you know, that's what you could be for the fact, like what he is to the 49ers, you could be that for the Falcons where, you know, no disrespect to Brock Purdy. But when I think of the MVP of the 49ers, I think of McCaffrey. When I think of who needs to be the MVP for the Atlanta Falcons, it's you. And I appreciate that. And just how just how he's using that offense and for that team, you know, I believe I can, you know, obviously try to do the same thing for the Falcons. And but, you know, I'm always going to say I don't think nobody's more talented because I'm always trying to lead the pack, you know, should have that confidence. Yeah, absolutely.

But, you know, I think there's a lot of just amazing running backs in this league. And Christian is definitely the one that I would I would say is definitely leading the charge right now in front of all of us. Tell me what you got cooking today with C4. Yes, sir. So first of all, this is my favorite drink. I don't know if you can see this. The one right here is the performance energy.

And, you know, I think we'll see for a minute. I think it's definitely a very good, good energy drink, not just for athletes, obviously, but just for everybody, every, you know, working day people like that that need to pick me up and that need something to boost them out. And, you know, I feel that it's not it's not smart to drink energy drinks before working out at a gym or anything. But I think we'll see for it's actually pretty good for you to, you know, get your get your blood vessels going, get your muscles going, get your heart pumping for whatever exercise you need. So C4 is definitely the brand to go to, especially now in today's, you know, today's age. And I mean, it tastes good. Like energy drinks to me sometimes taste a little, a little funny, but C4 always consistently tastes good.

And there's so many different flavors to, you know, endeavor and try to see if you like it or not. You actually wash your hands? I actually wash my hands. Oh, OK. Well, nice to meet you. Appreciate it.

Thanks so much. He is Bijan Robinson, a peanut butter M&M's production in a world where Super Bowl winners get the world's admiration and a fancy ring. But the runners up get nothing. One retired cop return. That's one retired quarterback. Read the script.

Oh, sorry. One retired quarterback returns to claim what's his. That's claim a ring with diamonds made from M&M's peanut butter.

But you're on a roll. The Ring of Comfort coming soon to a Super Bowl new you. OK, picture this. It's Friday afternoon when a thought hits you. I can spend another weekend doing the same old whatever, or I can hop into my all new Hyundai Santa Fe and hit the road with available H track, all wheel drive and three row seating.

My whole family can head deep into the wild. Conquer the weekend in the all new Hyundai Santa Fe. Visit Hyundai USA dot com or call 5 6 2 3 1 4 4 6 0 3 for more details. Hyundai. There's joy in every journey.

Twenty twenty four Santa Fe available early twenty twenty four. I'm Tony and this is the Tony Kornheiser show. Well, that makes it sound a bit more serious than it really is. So what exactly is the show about?

Been almost 30 years and I still don't know. Right now we have some of the best voices in football come on to explain to us what we need to know in the college and pro world. And we get weekly picks from a monkey. Do you really need more than that? I might just tell you about my bunker game and the latest failed entry in my quest to find the best coffee ice cream. No schmutz please. Listen on the Odyssey app or wherever you get your podcasts. Tony. Tony.
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