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The Cowboys are the Gift that Keeps on Giving (Hour 3)

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The Cowboys are the Gift that Keeps on Giving (Hour 3)

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That's Z-A-C-H-G-E-L-B. We'll be joined by an NFL insider for Bleacher Report, Jordan Schultz, coming up momentarily as there's a lot of stories as we start to preview NFL free agency. You got the draft coming up and just starting next week. It will be the NFL combine where you'll see a bunch of guys in shorts and a t-shirt be running around doing all these drills and whatever they did in their first three or four years of their college career sometime could be wiped away based off 140 time. Or you start rumor season where teams are trying to get a prospect so they trash a prospect anonymously to try to drive down that prospect's draft stock. If you can't tell, as much as I love football, I am not a fan of the combine for those two things that I just mentioned, whether it's trashing players anonymously or if a guy has a great three year career or four year career then doesn't perform well in a 40, his draft stock goes right down the tube and the gutter.

But if you didn't really do much for three, four years, but you run one blazing fast 40 time, then all of a sudden you're going in the top 15 of the NFL draft. But Jordan Schultz is going to join us momentarily, had a story out today, and he was talking about the quarterback market and Dak Prescott is entering the final year of his contract. And Dak Prescott has won these contract negotiations with the Dallas Cowboys. And now he's about to win in all likelihood again, because Dak Prescott is in the final year of his deal, the salary cap for him this year, the cap it's about 60 million. So you're going to have to give him a new deal to drive that number down. And I saw today that Jordan Schultz was saying that Dak Prescott could get a new contract up to $60 million a year. Now, when you look at AAV, borough makes 55 right now, Herbert 52.5, Lamar 52, Jalen Hurts 51, Russell Wilson, and that extension just kicking in 49, Kyler Murray, 46.1, Deshaun Watson, he's at 46.

And then here's this one. How about maybe the best bargain in the sport right now? Santa's guy, Patrick Mahomes at $45 million a year, and then Josh Allen at $43 million a year. How about Matthew Stafford, Super Bowl chimp?

He's at $40 million a year. All righty, let's go out. Oh, sorry, we will not go out to the guest line right now. I thought the guys were like, oh, he's there, he's there, he's there, let's get ready to go. But we'll be joined in just a second by Jordan Schultz, who's a tremendous NFL insider for Bleacher Report, and he's here with us on the Zach Gelb show on CBS Sports Radio.

Jordan, I know it's been a long time coming. Appreciate the time. Thanks so much for hopping on board with us on this Tuesday afternoon. My pleasure, Zach.

Great to be here. Yeah, thanks so much. Let me start you off with this report today that Dak Prescott, right, your report that he could be getting a deal this offseason up to $60 million a year.

How about that one? Holy smokes, that's a lot of money. Yeah, I think there's a lot to consider with Dak. Number one, he has a lot of leverage. You know, he can't be tagged. He has a no trade clause. His cap number is north of $59 million next season. There's so much leverage for Dak Prescott. And then, sorry, and then we consider the fact that they still have to pay CeeDee Lamb and Micah Parsons.

So there's a lot of moving parts here. They couldn't wait to pay Parsons. He just became extension eligible for the first time.

They also just waited last year, they pushed CeeDee down the road. So in essence, they have three top tier guys they have to pay. Maybe two of them get done this offseason, one next year. But Dak Prescott, three straight years of 12 wins. He was in the MVP conversation for most of the season. And in my mind, considering all the leverage he has, and when I was told going back to the owners meetings in Dallas a couple months prior, I think he has a real chance to get close to $60 million and or maybe up to $60 somewhere between $55 and $60 and reset the market. I will never fault a player for taking the most amount of money possible, especially when they participate in this lethal sport that we all love in football. I look at Dak, I know what you said, right? He was a top five in the MVP voting.

He was a finalist this year. He had a good season, but I just view him as a good quarterback, not a great quarterback. But we keep on seeing good quarterbacks getting paid like they're great quarterbacks. Will this ever even out? Just wondering when we find a middle ground, or is this just going to be if you're in the good conversation, you'll reset the market each and every year with the salary cap. Just keep on going up and up and up.

Yeah, I think that's the key right there. As the cap continues to increase, you're going to see more quarterbacks because of the nature of the position. You're going to see that number continue to rise. I mean, it wasn't that long ago that we were talking about 30 million being a huge number.

Now we're basically doubling that. And we saw last offseason, you know, Justin Herbert resets it, Burrow. We obviously mentioned Russell Wilson.

There's just a litany of guys. You could say they're really good, they're great, whatever you want to call them that are going to get huge numbers. I mean, Tua is up as well. I think Tua is going to have the opportunity to get a huge number.

So when it comes down to that position and where we are at in terms of the salary cap, there's no doubt in my mind that number is going to continue going up. I mean, another guy is Jared Goff. I mean, he had a great year. They obviously were on the verge of a Super Bowl appearance. And I think he has a really good chance, Zach, in Detroit to get somewhere around 40 to 45, which would make him one of the higher paid quarterbacks in the NFL.

You brought up Tua. Do you think the Dolphins should maybe ride this out for one more season just because for most of his NFL career, unfortunately, it's been filled with the concussions. It's been filled with the injuries. And I know he just had a good season, but still, they didn't really do much in the postseason where they lost to the Chiefs in the first round. Do you fully expect Tua's deal to get done this offseason? I'm not sure, but I would like to see it get done because the type of season, I know what you're saying with the concussions, and I understand it, but the season he had with Mike McDaniel was so special that it makes you believe that they have an opportunity to do something really, really impressive. I feel like that offense, they hung the 70 when they beat Denver.

And for most of the season, that offense was really the best offense in the league. And as we saw the season progress with Tua, you always wondered, when's this shoe going to fall? Or when's it going to go on the other foot?

And is something going to happen to him? And he persevered and he showed toughness. And I know that, as you said, obviously the season did not end the way they wanted it to. They had a lot of injuries, but I saw in this year, a Tua that was so much different and better. I was actually talking to his quarterback coach a while back, Nick Hicks, and he was telling me that going into this season, Tua's priority was really to strengthen his arm and that they were able to do that through all their preseason conditioning and that he was consistently throwing the ball much further as well as much more accurately. And now we saw that this year, and obviously they have some terrific young weapons. I would love to see him get paid.

And I think he's earned it. Just circling back to what you were saying about Dak Prescott and financially, right with the cap hit for this year being almost $60 million, it probably does behoove them to get a deal done, even though I don't love giving Dak $60 million a year potentially. Do you think there's any chance that they don't get a deal done and they just ride this out this year?

They could, but that would be a mistake to me. And also, like you said, if they pay Dak that type of money, and I know it's a huge number, but let's say they pay him 60 or near that, that gives them the opportunity to take care of other guys like a C.D. Lamb right now as well. And so when I think about Dallas and Jerry Jones and the fact that this is a franchise that really over the past three decades has been trying to find that that magic again, I just don't see a scenario where they don't pay him given the leverage. And again, I think it's really important to hit on the fact that his cap number is essentially fifty nine five next next year.

So I believe, like you said, it would behoove them to pay him now. I don't really know what the alternative is to Dak Prescott. Obviously, you have Trey Lance there and Cooper Rush and, you know, would they would if they if they decide they don't want to go with Dak? Well, they can't trade him because he has no trade clause and they're not going to tag him.

So, again, there's just there's not a whole lot of leverage for Dallas. And so I think given that and the fact that, like you said, we know what Dak is. He's not a Mahomes or a Josh Allen or Lamar Jackson, but he's a very good upper echelon quarterback.

And with that, to me, the type of leader he is, the fact that he's only 30, I believe 30 years old, 31 years old. I just think it's going to happen. Talking to Jordan Schultz right now in the game of likely or unlikely, it feels right now that it's unlikely Kirk Cousins is back in Minnesota. I kind of think he's going to sign with the Atlanta Falcons and the Falcons will be aggressive. How likely do you think it is that Kirk will get another deal done with Minnesota? Before the Achilles, I thought there was a real opportunity that they could extend him and maybe he finishes his career in Minnesota.

Now, to your point, I mentioned this earlier on Bleacher. I think Atlanta makes a lot of sense for a lot of reasons. Number one is he has a lot of family there. His wife's family is from there.

He's from there. He spends a lot of time in the off season there, but also they they just brought in Zach Robinson as the OC. And the bridge there is that Robinson comes from the Rams, which is Sean McVeigh, Kevin O'Connell, his coach in Minnesota also runs a very similar offense.

So there would be a lot of synergy there right away. And the fact that Atlanta has really good young weapons with Algier and Robinson and Pitts and and obviously Drake London, I just think Atlanta is a tailor made situation where if they were to bring in someone like Kirk Cousins, that's a 10 11 win team next season. They have a good roster. They have a good offensive line. And I think the Falcons to me make probably the most sense for Kirk Cousins.

But I wouldn't say that there are a lot. I wouldn't say it's a lot that he's not in Minnesota next year. I know he's talked about his allegiances to the city and to the franchise. And I know there's a lot of good synergy there as well. But you also have Justin Jefferson, who he himself wants to reset the receiver market and essentially get more than Tyreek Hill.

So let's say that's 31 or 30 and change million. So there's a lot of moving parts in Minnesota. I think Harrison Smith's likely to be cut. They have to figure out what they're going to do with Daniel Hunter. But that's a team that won seven straight look like a playoff team down the stretch.

And you can make the argument both sides. But I just think, in my opinion, Kirk Cousins is I would say is there's a there's a legit shot that he's playing somewhere else next year. And the Falcons to me probably make the most sense. When we get to Russell Wilson, it's inevitable he's going to get released as Jordan Schultz is here with us from Bleacher Report. It's inevitable that Russ is going to get released from the Broncos unless you have other information that we're not aware of. Where could you see maybe a fit or two for Russell Wilson in his next chapter? I think Pittsburgh is a team that I would monitor. I think there was a report that they don't want to go after a veteran.

I don't know about that. I think, you know, Pittsburgh is a lot of possibilities there. I don't see the Raiders. I know that that team has been floated a lot. I just don't see that being a fit to your point on Russell Wilson. I mean, there's really no doubt in my mind, considering where we're at. And I was I reported, you know, a couple months back that, you know, on October 31st, two days after he beats the Chiefs, Sean Payton, George Payton, they go to him, they say, if you don't defer your 37 million injury guarantees, we're going to make you inactive.

And then they had that soap opera internally the rest of the season. So and I don't I don't really believe honestly, Zach, that Sean Payton ever really wanted Russell Wilson there. And so to me, to your point, I think it's pretty understood league wide that he'll be playing somewhere else next year. So really, it comes down to what does Russell Wilson want?

He doesn't really need the money per se. He's going to get all that guaranteed money from Denver. And to me, it's, I think, adding to his resume, he already has one Super Bowl, what, by him, I'm thinking, what organization gives me the best opportunity to contend, knowing that, you know, money isn't at this point, the number one factor for me, and I mentioned Pittsburgh, potentially, I mean, Atlanta is another one.

But he's gonna have to make that decision, ultimately, of what's the number one priority for him and then go from there. I think he's a starting quarterback. I mean, 27 touchdowns last year, he was probably a top 10, top 12 quarterback for most of the season, they won five straight. It's a one point. So I think he's a starting quarterback.

And there's no question about that. I know a lot of these teams could probably cross over as we're wrapping up with Jordan Schultz is great job for Bleacher Report. Everyone kind of expects the Bears to take Williams at one and they'll trade Justin Fields. Who do you think the teams are that will most heavily pursue Justin Fields when he becomes available via trade? Well, not to double down on Atlanta again, but the Falcons, there is absolutely a building buzz among the NFL that the Falcons would be in play for Justin Fields. Obviously, he's from Gainesville, Georgia, and grew up there and the Falcons and other team. Like, when I think about Atlanta with Justin Fields, I just there's something about a backfield shared by him and Bajan Robinson that really gets me fired up. You know, I just I see it, you know, you can really see how that can materialize and be something super special. You know, I think Chicago's in a position where it's probably more than likely they're going to reset the clock, get Caleb Williams number one, maybe get another ride receiver to compliment DJ Moore and then build their roster out from there.

But they have so many needs. And it's my understanding that Fields at this point probably commands a late first round pick so you can get real value for him and ideally allow him to restart his career somewhere else. I still believe, Zach, I don't know where you're at on this, but I still believe that Justin Fields, his talent is so robust that in the right system with the right coordinator, he could be a super special quarterback. He just hasn't really had it in Chicago. So to me, I know we've talked about Atlanta a lot, but that's a franchise that I think is really hungry for a quarterback.

And I like Desmond Ritter. I just last season's performance. I don't know if they can go into next year. They've already talked about Terry Fonda wanting a new quarterback. So the Falcons to me are going to be in play for a lot of these guys, including Cousins and Fields. Yeah, I had a conversation with Arthur Blank at the Super Bowl and he told me that he likes his roster and he thinks they're just a quarterback away. So since we thrown Atlanta out there for a lot of destinations for quarterbacks, I wonder, Jordan, do you think Kirk would be better there or do you think it would be Justin Fields? I lean more Kirk because I think he's more of a sure thing, but where do you fall on that if he had to pick between one of them? I would like, this is just me.

I'm not sourcing this. I would like to see Fields. I really would. I just think they have so much team speed and playmaking on offense. And Cousins is a great and really good quarterback, but he's going to sit in the pocket and rely on guys to win.

But with Fields, you add the dynamic. Now he doesn't have the throwing prowess of Cousins, but he does have a really good strong arm and he has proven to be able to throw the ball down the field with time. You have that offensive line. I think if you line him up with Bijan, with Algier, with those weapons, a healthy Kyle Pitts, to me, that's just, the upside is higher. I guess the floor is probably higher with Cousins, but the upside is higher with Fields.

And if I'm the Falcons and I'm Arthur Blank, who's 82 years old, wants to win now, I like the idea of swinging for the fences. Do you believe that Saquon, Derrick Henry and Josh Jacobs will all be on new teams? It seems like Derrick Henry absolutely will, but how about Saquon and Josh Jacobs? I think Henry, yes.

Jacobs, I'd say more than likely yes, but not a slam dunk. And then Saquon, to me, is probably the most interesting. I really don't see a scenario where the Giants tag him, where that number is. I think he's going to have an opportunity at 27 to really cash in. And I know that the free agency market for running backs has been super rough, Zach, the last couple few years. But I think there's a real shot that Saquon finds a home elsewhere with real money.

It's not going to be what it was 10, 15 years ago, but it's going to be good money. And I think he's earned it. He has been one of the best running backs in the league. And I know last year he missed about a month, but incredibly productive over the last two seasons. And because he can catch the football, because he can block, and I've had Giants guys tell me that throughout all of the hardship they've experienced last season, Saquon was the heartbeat. That was the guy that every day was consistently uplifting people.

He was the heartbeat of the team. And I just think he's going to be too valuable in free agency. And I just think given the Giants holes, it's probably there's a real shot that he moves on and finds, finds another home with, with, with real money. Now I made two predictions when it comes to wide receivers. As much as I would like to see Mike Evans stay with Tampa Bay.

I've seen some of your reporting on it. I don't think it's likely. I have Mike Evans going to Houston this off season. And then with Calvin Ridley, I have him taking a two year deal, a good guaranteed money there and go into Kansas city. How actively involved do you think the chiefs and Texans will be for a wide receiver?

Okay. So the Texans, I think, you know, it's one of those where you would love to give CJ shroud one more weapon. They obviously had a lot of success last year with, with tank Dow and Nikko Collins. They have a running back with a good year.

And that would signal Terry. He's a free agent, but, and don't, don't show center really good. He's a free agent.

So I think they're there. Houston is, it's not like a huge need, but it would be a nice addition. So they, I think there'll be active and wide receiver money, but the money is going to be the real factor. And you mentioned Calvin Ridley. So it's important to note Jacksonville can actually retain that second round pick from Atlanta if they bring him back, but they have to do it and allow Ridley to become a free agent.

So I know there was some confusion yesterday. And it is true if they sign him, extend him before free agency, they have to give a second round pick top to Atlanta for that trade. But if they wait, there is a possibility that they bring him back.

But with that said, I think those are two of the top phrases that phrase it names, obviously Pittman T Higgins, Gabe Davis, but you know, you could see Pittman and, and Higgins getting, getting, getting tagged. Evans to me, it is such a special player because you know what he's going to give you. He's going to give you 80 catches, thousand yards, six, seven, eight touchdowns. And I think because of his consistency, he has the chance to get a massive contract.

He's 30, 31 years old. This is the time to cash in Ridley's 29. He's going to get a lot of money as well. I think the chiefs are certainly going to be players for, for a receiver considering they're really, they're, they're only consistent weapons last year from a receiving standpoint where Kelsey and Rashid Rice. So get one more guy and help Patrick Mahomes. So I think the chiefs and Texans will be active, but I'll give you some other teams I know are really interested in receivers and potentially in Mike Evans, the Jets, the Lions, the Panthers and the Patriots.

Those, those would be four I would watch as well. The Lions and the Jets, that would really be something. Well, I think the Jets are really hell bent on getting another weapon for Aaron Rogers and having him opposite Garrett Wilson. And the reason I like Evans is because he's a different type of receiver than Wilson. You know, Wilson is kind of that classic X, super smooth. Evans has that big frame who's awesome inside the twenties. They're totally different receivers who can really do a lot of different things. And I think the idea of pairing Wilson with Evans for Aaron Rogers is special. I think they need to upgrade their offensive line.

They need to get a backup running back to help Reese Hall, but the Jets are certainly going to be in play for wide receiver and certainly going to have an opportunity to spend some money on the position. He's the man with the ton of NFL information. He does a great job for Bleacher Report.

He is Jordan Schultz. Jordan, always appreciate your insight and perspective. Thank you.

I love, love the show, Zach. Happy to come on anytime. Appreciate it. You got it. Thanks so much. There he is the sensational Jordan Schultz from Bleacher Report. Whole lot to unpack from that one.

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off how doc rivers never takes accountability which i find fascinating because jj reddick is replacing doc rivers in the broadcast booth because doc took the job with milwaukee and also doc used to coach jj reddick so you have a former player former coach going at one another and now they were doing this you know the job that doc left to do is now the job that jj is taking over that used to be held by doc but also uh austin rivers the son of doc rivers is on espn today and he was giving his two cents about jj reddick going after his dad in doc rivers and jj reddick let me remind you is now a co-worker of austin rivers so man that's a lot to follow we'll play you the austin rivers response coming up in about 10 to 15 minutes um i did make the point and i'll make it again that i do find it ironic and funny that jj reddick is going after doc rivers for not taking accountability but then some of those players who were involved in the shortcomings of those teams that led to doc rivers getting fired like james harden and paul george they never took accountability but do you ever hear jj reddick calling out those players only calling out the coach and that's a big problem the mba it is a league where and i think this is what gets it so much coverage it's all about the drama you know the mba is kind of like the dallas cowboys where they care more about the drama rather than the wins and the losses and in the mba it's always a giant game of finger pointing and in the mba it's a lot of uh big blame game at times so i find it funny that jj is trying to be the person that holds everyone accountable here but you would never hear him go after james harden or paul george so this is what it is any who uh let's get back to the dallas cowboys we opened up the show with this report by jordan schultz who just joined us a few moments ago um that dak prescott could command the contract this year up to 60 million dollars whether you think he's worth it or not he's going to get something outrageous this off season because of where the cap hit is they owe him you know the salary cap this year will take up 60 million almost 60 million 59 and change on the cap if they keep them at this current deal so he has the leverage he's going to cash in and they'll move those numbers around but michael parsons has been popping off he was on with us at the super ball you may have heard about that interview and he trashed tj watt and he said tj watt isn't a top five pass rusher i don't understand how you could say that then he was almost stephen a smith the other day and he said outside of patrick mahomes how are the quarterbacks in the afc more accomplished than dak prescott now i respond to that earlier by saying just for starters you know lamar jackson's won two mvps dak prescott hasn't won one so that's a quarterback that's more accomplished whether you think that's a big deal or not that's up to you but it's still being more accomplished having more accolades joe burrow's been in a super bowl farthest dak prescott's ever is gone has been into the second round of the playoffs and i know some people say oh well how is josh allen different from dak prescott well josh allen's a better quarterback and also josh annalise has been in an afc title game where dak prescott hasn't even got to a conference championship game so the arguments and the takes i respect the takes from michael parsons but the argument has to be a little bit more solid now here is michael parsons on the stephen a smith show let's go to this other article this other piece of audio he was asked to comment on demarcus lawren saying a big reason why he saw the cowboys just not show up against green bay packers in the playoff game is because they were tired and parsons fired back at this one yes i agree that teams play us like the super bowl we are the dallas cowboys but in the end that's not a good enough reason or excuse to say that publicly if you say that to someone else one-on-one you know i'm saying cameras off sure be my guess but when i feel like once that regular season end and they get in the playoff you're supposed to get rejuvenated like this is a whole new me whole new me whole new you like we need to get ready and that's part of that culture stuff where i was talking about where i where i want to dive into the players that we got to change like you should never go into a game like i'm tired like i'm ready like i'm ready to go home because that's exactly what happened and it did happen that's part of the culture and identity that i just feel like we're missing like that's just something like i don't agree with at all the cowboys are that keep on giving since their season ended we had cd lam's mother trashing the quarterback we've had mica parsons brother trashed the quarterback we've had dak prescott's brother trash cowboys fans you had mica parsons trash tj watt and now you have mica parsons defending dak prescott okay but then in this interview with steven a smith even though mica is right that oh being tired for the postseason shouldn't be an excuse and it's laughable the guy that said it is demarcus lawrence who is an established long-time dallas cowboys player and now you have mica parsons having to respond for something stupid that demarcus lawrence said whether it's true or not that's a different story and now mica is calling the locker room pretty much into question and last time i checked it's only february 20th in the year of 2024 so we have a long ways to go until we see football return in september and the cowboys have already given us about like six or seven stories so a few things off what mica parsons just said i'll just ask this question to every team when they go up against the cowboys now say oh this is our super bowl i don't know if you could play that card when you haven't won a super bowl since the 1995 season i understand the cowboys always bring attention but maybe it's more so people are tired of the cowboys just getting praise that quite frankly isn't deserve and there's animosity with those other teams so that's number one number two just because now it's turning into a fight and mica parsons is voicing this publicly does not mean that he's wrong because i go back to a few years ago the cowboys didn't show up in the first half up against the niners the first time they played him in the playoffs and initially they didn't show up in its entirety so are they worn out at the end of the season is that's what we're really chalking it up to can mike mccarthy not get his team ready for the big game do the players not get up for the big game and whatever the answer is true and whatever falls in that response it doesn't line up for anything to really change going into next year for the cowboys quarterback's going to be the same the coach is going to be the same and the defense is going to be good but they're going to be overrated like they were this year and i don't think anything's going to change like the cowboys will go win their 10 11 12 games this year at a time for a three four week stretch we'll think they're an actual contender and then when the postseason comes around even if they went around which they didn't last year they did two years ago the drama dallas choking cowboys will reappear and the real dallas cowboys will stand up and it'll be another year where you see two other teams go to the nfc title game and two other teams go to the super bowl and none of them will be named the dallas cowboys this is this is a lame duck year for the cowboys where you can't even expect any change and i'm not saying they're going to miss the playoffs but it wouldn't shock me if they did even in an nfc that isn't that strong because you're already hearing about some locker room problems you got to see how the roster shapes out to be and who's going to be back and who's not but when you have a long-term player and a young up-and-coming player who's dominant mike parson's basically disagreeing on a philosophy and i think mike is more in the right here and i can't believe the marcus lawrence said what he said and i did see some videos from super bowl week where stefan gilmore and brandon cooks couldn't believe it either both those guys are free agents it's like all right is anything going to change because if that's true there's a huge problem in the dallas cowboys locker room and you keep on seeing team you know a team not getting ready and not being prepared for the moment in a playoff game you shouldn't need any extra incentive or any extra motivation for a playoff game but i guess the cowboys were too tired and that's why they didn't show up against the green bay packers and why the dana dana go pack go just absolutely kicked their ass in that football game all righty well come on back with the austin rivers audio also there was one report yesterday that was making the rounds in the mba twitter world regarding yanis onto the kumpo and i think it's bullcrap we'll get to it on the other side update time here is the act man rich ackerman 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 hunday 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 hunday santa fe visit hunday usa.com or call 562-314-4603 for more details hunday there's joy in every journey 2024 santa fe available early 2024 now 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 it's 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 podcast show coast to coast on cbs sports radio there we are all righty this is zack gilb show right here cbs sports radio um let's get to austin rivers so we were just talking about this before we got to the break if you missed any of it today i was not expecting a doc rivers j.j redick feud but here we are doc rivers i guess he said how tough it is to take over for a team in season so j.j redick sounded off about that because doc wasn't taking accountability for the losing going on in milwaukee i find this fight to be fascinating because doc once coached j.j redick they had some success together and now j.j redick is the number one color analyst for the mba finals and all the big espn abc assignments because doc took the job in milwaukee and he was originally going to be calling the mba finals so j.j gets this promotion because doc left even though j.j was the number two broadcaster the number two color analyst so j.j fires back at doc and basically torches him now also working for espn is austin rivers who is the son of doc rivers and i guess a co-worker of j.j redick and here is austin rivers now firing back at j.j redick so if you got all that and you're still uh keeping it up with us here is austin rivers first off i don't feel responsible to take out he's a grown man he could do his own thing but in this regard i just simply don't agree with it for someone who's not accountable he seems to always be held responsible considering he's a guy that's always fired when things don't go right he got fired in the bubble for a 3-1 lead versus the denver nuggets which in half his team didn't want to be there then he gets fired for losing to a team that was favored over him which was a celtics last year seems like he's always responsible it's just a strange coming from j.j and i have some love for j.j you're my dookie you know that you're my bro i love you this just seems a little bit weird the pressure is there they do have to perform but in terms of accountability like what are we doing here your best years in the nba where when you played for him in the clippers i don't know if there's like frustration there or there's tension there between you i know a lot of times we had to sit you towards the end of the game due to defensive reasons it's just very ironic and kind of weird that you had this energy towards him in terms of him never ever being accountable considering he's always been responsible uh that would be my response so two things i'll give you my fun comment and my serious comment my fun comment is i love the defensive jab at j.j reddick because that speaks to the root probably of these problems at least from the doc river side of it the other part is and it's funny because austin rivers right he attended duke right love for the dookies and all that you would think he would know the difference between accountability and then responsibility because you could get held responsible for it and still not take accountability like for example let's say uh spike eskin comes to me tomorrow and says zack we're firing you at cbs sports radio and if i have turns to show what's happening oh geez produced by shep don't go anywhere but let's just say spike came to me and fired me and then i do an interview with awful announcing barrett sports media man this was a terrible decision i did nothing wrong i got screwed i was held responsible for something but i didn't take any accountability and i don't want to defend j.j reddick because i find j.j reddick to be insufferable on these broadcasts and on these shows because he never says anything positive and he never smiles at all um but there is a difference between getting held accountable or or taking accountability and then being held responsible for something but then once again i raise this point why didn't j.j reddick show this same energy for james hardin who took no accountability for the sixers being where they were or paul george for why doc rivers got fired because you remember that report doc rivers wasn't on the good side of kawaii lennon and paul george because he wanted them to show up more like at practice and things like that and he thought they had to take it a little bit more seriously and the same thing happened with james hardin as well i think that's a very fair ask for the coach i'm not saying doc rivers is completely exonerated of all this and doc rivers is not as good of a coach as you think he is and i did not like this move by the milwaukee bucks but i do find it laughable that everyone preaching about accountability doesn't really hold the same level of accountability for others that the way that they're talking about the person that they want accountability to be shown for now this did not really make the rounds but i read this and it doesn't surprise me that this is being said but i'm going to stand up for the city of milwaukee right now because this is the crap that small markets have to go through even when their star player keeps on signing contract extensions sham sharanya is throwing out there that the warrior's dream acquisition this off season would be yanis on to the kumpo so it's one thing to dream about something but it's another thing to then say it when you are a reporter and i don't see why you would really give this story legs when yanis just signed the contract extension and he keeps on doubling and tripling and quadrupling down on milwaukee like for example i want to you know i use this line yesterday so i'll use it again i want to date margot robbie i want to date beyonce it doesn't mean that andrew marshaan is going to put out an article tonight oh zack gelb wants to date margo robbie and beyonce because it's unrealistic and the warriors they may dream to get yanis onto the kumpo this off season but it's unrealistic especially when yanis onto the kumpo just got a new extension and then also oh yeah by the way just got damian luller too the bucks he won a championship with them and the bucks have done everything that he's asked and i talked to someone actually the other day and i'll keep this person anonymous but they said about this report not a good sign when there's zero to write about and you have to make this up silly that's what the person said to me uh when i did send them this story yesterday and i won't give you any hints of who this person could be and that person is a hundred percent right it is silly that the bucks fan when everything has gone their way with yanis and he keeps on showing his loyalty to milwaukee and i would say he's gonna finish his career there but that that's their dream scenario this off season so it has to be reported all it shows you is that and champs is clearly getting used by someone in the warriors right that's the their dream scenario it has to be coming from someone with the warriors the warriors also were the same team that tried to call the lakers to get lebron and i think that's more likely in this off season lebron goes and signs with the uh the warriors if he opts out and we've seen the warriors now throw out there yana santa kumpo it means that the warriors are star hunting this off season because you have a window with steph curry clay thompson is past his prime his deals up you just gave a new deal to draymond green which i thought was foolish and maybe the warriors will learn with what they didn't do a draymond now here with clay that you can't pay people for what they did off the past you have to pay what they'll do heading into the future but when you keep on throwing out reports reports reports and it keeps on saying the warriors are interested in this person the warriors interested in that person that means the warriors are going to do something big this off season and i mean really big because they realize steph is still an elite player steph is still an all-time great steph is still uh phenomenal and you're not maximizing his championship window i do think it's more likely though that and here's the hot take that lebron james is going to wind up with the warriors and yana santa kumpo oh big bad hot take from zach yelp i just don't see why there would be any merit because the the warriors want yanis and that's their dream player which i see why why people are going to run with this because like i want to win the lottery it doesn't mean that i'm going to win the lottery there is a difference of what you want what you desire and then what actually will happen and i don't see any way this off season just for this off season that yana santa kumpo is going to say i want out of the milwaukee bucks when they keep on giving him everything that he wants everything and i know so far right there i had a coach fired this year and i know people are down in milwaukee with doc rivers and i get why but this is still a team that's 35 and 21 when the regular season means jack for them and they just need to be healthy come postseason time and they have a good chance to get to the mba finals even with boston standing in their way like right now boston's a favorite but if you tell me boston doesn't get the next team that i would say gets the mba finals out of the east would be the milwaukee bucks you got bucks loss all righty there we go that's how we'll end the show out today uh we'll be back tomorrow on a wednesday final show for me of the week tomorrow as i'm off thursday and friday and the newest member of the pro football hall of fame dwight freeman is going to be joining us like to thank each and every one of you for listening and interacting with the program you can always follow us on social media instagram and twitter at zach yelp zach g-e-l-b big thanks to stew and big thanks to moist mike all righty everybody we will see you tomorrow at 3 p.m eastern noon pacific have a great tuesday evening jr coming up next we out bye-bye peace a 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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 wherever you get your podcasts
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