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There's a lot to listen to, so get started and download the free Odyssey app today. Rock out with your Brock out. That's right, the San Francisco 49ers, NFC West champions after their 21 to 13 win. Last night up against the Seattle Seahawks, and Brock Purdy is looking pretty good. 17 to 26 in the contest last night, 217 yards and two touchdowns. Now joining us on the Zach Gelb show on CBS Sports Radio is a four-time Super Bowl champion, played with the 49ers, the Eagles, the Broncos, and Raiders, and now for a long time doing some great work with Nutrition 53.
And that, of course, is Bill Romanowski. Roma, how you been? Happy holidays.
Hey, happy holidays. Doing fantastic. How about Brock Purdy? What have you seen out of him the last three games since the 49ers are up to their third quarterback? I have to admit I'm pretty blown away. He's got some Joe Montana in him. It's not too big for him. And the stage, he's got crazy confidence. And he's calm.
And like I said, the moment is not too big for him. And he's executing. He's smart. I mean, how this guy was the last person taken in the draft, I don't get it because I see a phenomenal player. You think he could be their franchise quarterback for years to come? Or is that too early to say? I think he is their franchise quarterback.
Wow. Perhaps they'll probably start working on, as things progress with him, you know, the only wild card in this, I won't say, is there's not a lot of tape on Purdy. And because of that, defensive coordinators don't really have, you know, a good feel on how to attack him yet. That might be the wild card here to where, you know, there are certain tendencies that defensive coordinators look at. Like, you know, he likes to throw right. He doesn't look people off, you know, things like that. And Kyle Shinnehan does a really good job with mixing it up. So as soon as they figure out where his weak points are, where his weak tendencies are, they may start attacking his strengths. And that may, that might be a difference maker in this. But as far as what I see, I see the franchise quarterback of the 49ers for the next, call it 15, 20 years.
Wow. Bill Romanowski here with us. The two best teams, in my opinion, in the NFC are the Eagles and 49ers, two teams you both played for. Who do you think is the better team? I know the Eagles have the better record right now, but do you think they're the better team if they were to play up against the 49ers?
You know what? Um, I think they're comparable. I think the Eagles have been more consistent, but the 49ers are getting really hot. And what you want is you want the hot team in December. Here's the, you know, a disadvantage that the 49ers have right now. And it might, it might bring a little let down the fact that they won their division. I was in that scenario when I went my first year at the Broncos, we won our division with two games left and there was a let down. It's almost like we had accomplished our goal and we had a let down and then we had to turn it back on for the playoffs. And we didn't turn it back off and we got beat by Jacksonville. That would be the, now here's where it comes in for Kyle Shanahan. And this is where the psychologist comes in within coaching where he's got to, you know, he's got to know the buttons to push to keep them getting better. Because they have to keep improving and the quarterback has to keep improving.
Bill Romanowski here with us. Get into one of your other former teams, the Broncos. It's been a miserable season for them. There's no shot Nathaniel Hackett's coming on back for next year, right? They got to get rid of him at the end of the season. They will probably get rid of him, you know, but I will say this Russell Wilson probably played, you know, his best game where he got hurt at the end. I think if he didn't get hurt, they would have come back and maybe, maybe, you know, maybe won that game. So, but my thing is, why did it take till December when you paid the guy over 200 million or whatever, whatever the exact number is in this contract, it's a boatload.
Just put it that way. And, you know, you signed a quarterback like Russell Wilson. So because you had all the other pieces and, you know, you've got to put blame on the head coach that he was not able to make it happen. This team, the team did not execute the way they were capable of. And also when you look at the quarterback and Russell Wilson, it seems like he is not connected with that locker room from the outside view. And you talked about the game against Kansas City.
That was good game, but you're right. He hasn't been playing good football this year. What kind of advice would you give to Russell Wilson? Cause he's not going anywhere. Bill Romanowski, he just signed that extension. He's the face of the franchise, but I have doubts if he's going to be great ever again.
You know what? Like one thing that I've noticed in his play is he's lost the gear. Russell Wilson used to be quicker and faster. And because of that, he would always extend plays and make plays, you know, you know, getting out of the pocket. Well, he's not quite the same guy out of the pocket and he's got to prove that he can consistently sit in the pocket and make plays.
That's, you know, we're going to see if that will happen. And if it, if that doesn't happen, you could have one of the biggest boss of all time in the NFL with Russell Wilson. Yeah, that trade is already starting to look like in big time favor of Seattle.
I wonder how we're going to be talking about it this time next year. On the way out with Bill Romanowski, let me hit on one more team and the other team that you played for with the Raiders. This has been a bad season for them. I think McDaniels from all the reports is going to be back next year, but we know it didn't work out for him in Denver. Waited all those years going back to Belichick. First year, they've regressed big time with the Raiders. Do you have any belief that Josh can turn this around and be a successful head coach in this league? You know what?
I actually do. I think he can be a successful head coach. You know, they've had injury and, you know, the one wild card is, you know, Derek Carr, you know, is he, you know, a franchise quarterback that you want for another five years.
That's a wild card. I think Josh McDaniels is a good football coach and at times that team showed it and they responded to their head coach. And then there were times where there were let down, you know, as you know, they've been up in games and they haven't been able to close games, you know, and you know, you got to put blame on the quarterback. I mean, you got to put blame on the quarterback. You got to put blame on the head coach and you got to put blame on the defense somewhere.
This has got to be, you know, a group of men that decide that they're not going to be denied and they go out and they get it done and they dominate. And the teammates, you can't in the NFL, it's not a 30 minute game. It's a 60 minute game. And if you don't play for 60 minutes, a lot of times in the NFL, you get beat. And that is what's happened with the Raiders.
Yeah. And I don't think Carr is a franchise quarterback. Whenever he starts to show signs of being a top 10 quarterback, he takes two or three steps back.
And you've seen that from last year to this year. I was going to ask you about Brady because Brady's a free agent. I think he's leaving Tampa. I do think he's going to play next year. I've been saying he's going to the 49ers, but since you told me that you think Brock Purdy is going to be the guy for the next 10 years or so with the 49ers, I know you're not thinking that direction. What about a TB 12 going out to Las Vegas and teaming up with his old pal and Josh McDaniel's this off season? Well, you know, here's what you're going to look at is we got to see what happens with Purdy the rest of this season and going into the playoffs. Yeah.
How does that, how does that work? And if for some reason, you know, he falls flat on his face for some, for, for whatever, how that works out, that may open the door for, because at the end of the day, if you're Tom Brady, you want the most complete roster. And that's the 49ers. 49ers have the best roster in the NFL. And what they don't necessarily have is the quarterback, but as we've been talking, they may have the quarterback now. So we'll see how that plays out the Raiders. They don't have a complete roster.
They've got some pieces. I don't see, you know, Brady, you know, I mean, what do you want to go back to is, you know, former offensive coordinator. Maybe, maybe not to me, Brady's going to go to the best chance to win a Superbowl. And I wish I could say that was the Las Vegas Raiders, but I can't say that right now.
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And, you know, it's been one of my passions, taking good care of my body post football, and now I'm able to help other people take care of their bodies. Bill Romanowski, we appreciate the time as always. You and the family be well.
Thanks so much, my friend. Okay, bye bye. Is there something really absurd that skeeves you out? Getting a paper cut on my eyeball. A fear you can't shake? I'm going to leak ocular fluid down my cheeks.
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