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February 13, 2023 8:47 pm

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February 13, 2023 8:47 pm

Bob Fescoe joined Zach to discuss how the Chiefs were able to win their second Super Bowl in four years and if Patrick Mahomes can catch Tom Brady's 7 Super Bowl championships. 

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Sign up at or call 1-800-79-BET-US where the game begins. Bob Fesko's gonna waddle on over here. If I was Terry Bradshaw, that's why I would introduce every guest this week from Kansas City, as I thought that was a great moment after the game. But Bob does a tremendous job hosting mornings on 610 Sports in Kansas City, and the Chiefs are once again world champions. So Bob, how are you?

Yeah, you know, 60 pounds ago, Zach, I probably would want a lot over there too, but I'm a little bit spryer now in my older age. Things couldn't be better, my friend. I mean, it's just, you know, just to kind of think about where we are with this whole thing with Patrick Mahomes and with this organization. And you know, we're five years in and already have two championships. I mean, you got to pinch a lot of people around here who a decade ago are looking at Kansas City as the worst organization in the NFL.

And 10 years later, it's the premier spot to be. And to be clear, Bob, I was not fat shaming you, as I'll probably get accused of that. You are in very good shape. I was even saying to Hickey before the show, before you called in, you know, Bob Fesko's in really good shape. Yeah, but you know what? In college, I was about 300 pounds, and you know, here I am getting ready to turn 46 of April.

I may be at my lowest weight of the last decade or so. So yeah, I'm feeling pretty good. You know, but it was so funny to see Terry Bradshaw say that like he said some wild things lately.

I love it. I think it's entertaining because usually get some boring drip up there that just go, Hey, how does it feel to win a championship? Or you get Jim Nance up there who makes it all about himself? Well, we're CBS sports radius. Let me just say that we love Jim Nance here and Jim's been very benevolent to me in my career. And the views of Bob Fesko did not reflect the views of the Zach Gelb show on CBS Sports Radio.

And I vehemently disagree with everything Bob just said in the last 15 seconds. Anyway, Bob, let me start you off with Mahomes. So it's weird because he was wonderful in the game, but then I look at the passing yard numbers and I go, if you would have told me before the game that Mahomes only have 180 something passing yards, I probably would have said to you how many points of the Chiefs lose by.

Yeah. And I think you're right about that because there were some, you know, early bets, you know, some of those bonus bets, they flip you every once in a while. Patrick Mahomes over 225 yards in the Chiefs when you're like, well, that's a no brainer. I mean, I'm going to take that one every day of the week because you think the Chiefs are going to win. If you're, you know, obviously a fan of the Chiefs as an organization of Patrick Mahomes, he gets 225 yards in the first drive of every game. So I'm looking at it and I'm going, man, this is a situation where I feel great about Patrick Mahomes putting up some big numbers, but he didn't yesterday and I guess didn't have to yesterday because you get a big punt return from various Tony, you get a great defensive score from from Bolton and all of a sudden you're like, that's plus 14 right there where Patrick Mahomes doesn't really have to go to work. I know that this wasn't the most passing touchdowns he's thrown in the season. It is the most yards to me. I think this is the most impressive year Bob of his career just because of what he lost in Tyree kill and how many people tried to knock Kansas City off the perch just inside the AFC to not only see them in the Super Bowl, but then to win it and come from behind, which we were just so used to without Tyree kill. That's as good as it gets with Mahomes.

No doubt. And I think this is the best Chiefs team we've ever seen from 1 to 53 on the roster too. I mean, you can go back to those 60s teams. It's severely underachieved and should have won more Super Bowls than they did. And in fast forward to where we are now, and I'm looking at this Chiefs team and I'm thinking to myself, man, this organization is right now primed to keep this thing going. And I felt like a scorned father almost for the last year of defending this organization and saying they're going to be just fine without Tyree kill because that's what great quarterbacks do.

They elevate everybody around them. And I know we really only seen in this era of football. I guess Tom Brady do that where he's elevated every guy around him, but that's where Patrick Mahomes is.

That's why he makes $50 million a year. And he's going to go out there and figure it out. And he started it off back in the spring with what they were calling pack camps where all the wide receivers and pass catchers would go down to Texas and they'd all work out. And Andy even mentioned it last night. He goes, yeah, it really started when Pat had those guys together, you know, down in, in Texas when the coaches couldn't get involved.

And so they got to it right away. And I think now if you're coming to Kansas city and you're going to play with Patrick Mahomes, you're going to put in the work and you're going to be as valuable as you possibly can. Bob Fesco here with us the second half, if there was the most valuable person in the game and not player, I thought Andy Reed then would have won the MVP because he coached circles around Nick Sirianni who did a remarkable job this year. Well, it was, it was remarkable to watch Andy Reed go to work. And I said this morning on my show, give Andy Reed 29 minutes at halftime with a Rihanna concert fixed in, and that's basically another bye week.

And so Andy Reed had the opportunity to kind of go to work and he does great when he has time and when he has an opportunity to put things in place. And it's kind of funny, we're going to talk about this tomorrow on our show, a little sneak peek, if you will, Zach, uh, Andy Reed, the two touchdowns that they scored the one to, uh, Kadarius, Tony and the other, this guy more, he ripped those off from Doug Peterson. The Jags ran those plays earlier, the cheer against the Philadelphia Eagles. And I mean, right then and there that that's insane coaching, right?

I mean, like he's going back to every game that's been played against the Eagles and saw from each game, what worked and then saw an offense that's basically his being run at Jacksonville score very easily on that Eagles defense. And they did it not once, but twice in that game to each side of the field, the Philadelphia, if to Darius, Tony went five more yards on that punt return. And he only made two plays in the game, but they were huge plays. But he won the MVP last night. I, you know, that's funny because Damian Williams, we all thought should have wanted a couple of years ago when they beat San Francisco in the super bowl. You know, when he scored that final touchdown, he was great in the postseason that year for Kansas city and we thought he should have won MVP. But of course you're going to give it to Patrick Mahomes.

And I just think in a spot like that, Patrick Holmes is always going to get the benefit of that. Even though Jalen Hurts was the best player on the field and it wasn't even close. I mean, he was amazing. Save the fumble. I mean, he, he was outstanding in yesterday's game, Philadelphia wins. He gets the MVP going away, but I still think you probably ended up giving it to Patrick Mahomes.

What if Bolton gets two scooping scores that he's the MVP? He would have wanted that second one. I thought it was the right call to reverse it and just beat in the stadium.

I saw chiefs fans were celebrating there like, Oh, this is going to come back. But if he would have got two touchdowns. Yeah.

He would have won MVP. Yeah. No question about it. Yeah. And I thought just so you, you know, I thought the reps were marvelous yesterday.

I had no issue at all with this game. Well, we were going to get to that in a second. Now you should be fine with the way the, the officiating did go down. All I asked for is consistency. And I'm not a believer in saying, Oh, you can't call it in that spot. If it's a penalty, it's a penalty. But I thought with the way that it was going to the first 58 minutes, I thought it was a bad call in that hole. Well, and you know, I think we could argue it if Bradbury didn't come out after the game, go, yeah, I held them.

I just opened. They weren't going to call it. I think once he said that we all have to move on. And I know Philadelphia fans are kind of bent about this one because they were, you know, I was listening to, you know, our sister station WIP this afternoon, just to kind of hear what Philadelphia was talking about. And one guy's like, we were at the party all year long and then like, it just ended it.

Everybody left it. We were like stuck with the bill. I'm like, yeah, that's, that's kind of the way it was, you know, for Philadelphia fans, they thought they were going to win this thing. And I know they're upset about that penalty because it stands out and it's something you can grab onto and everybody can unite over it. But they gave up seven points on a Bolton scoop and score and essentially 14 points on that Kadarius Tony return, which ended up being the longest return right in the history of the super bowl down to the five yard line, that 65 yard return.

So when you do stuff like that, I have a hard time going up that Bradbury penalty ultimately, you know, costing the game, don't turn the ball over and don't allow Kadarius Tony to take one almost back to the house. And, you know, Philadelphia all, all year long was complaining about their pumping situation. And boy, it seems like when you got something that really doesn't work right and you play in the super bowl, it gets exposed.

If they didn't call the hold hurts, going to get the ball back with a little under two minutes left. Are we talking about the chiefs still being world champions today? Yeah, I think so because I'm never going to get bet against Patrick Holmes and Andy Reid. Those two guys together are better than anything that this league has to offer.

And that's why I was going into this game all last week. I understand what people are saying about Philadelphia and why people think Philadelphia is good. I get all that, but boy, Andy Reed and Patrick Mahomes are infinitely better than Nick Sirianni and Jalen hurts. And they're really infinitely better than most quarterback head coach combinations in this league. And I just couldn't get myself to really start believing in Philadelphia until somebody proved to me that that hurts Sirianni combo is better than reading Mahomes and it's just not. And, and hurts lived up to it last night, but Sirianni that second half, I was surprised with how much success they had throwing the ball down the field. Even when there was incompletions, the plays were there. I was surprised that it took them that long to go back to that approach in the second half, which led to a score for them when Devante Smith caught the ball and then fell out of bounds.

Yeah. You know, and, and they had it rolling there early and it kind of reminded me of the Houston playoff game a couple of years ago where the chiefs were down 24 points for all intents and purposes, you know, knock on the face early, but there was a big play in that game where we saw, I think it was bill O'Brien, the coach at the time they kicked the field goal to go up 24, nothing instead of going for a, I believe it was a short fourth down conversion that if you get it, you continue to drive and you're already inside chief's territory. And instead of getting three, you get seven. And then all of a sudden it's a 28 nothing lead. I think we saw that with Sirianni, they were up what six, you know, in the third or fourth quarter, whatever it was, it was like a fourth and two on his own 30. You've been aggressive all night long.

You've got to go for the kill shot. And when teams allow Andy Reed and Patrick Mahomes to kind of hang around bad things happen for those teams. It's almost like playing a prevent type of offense or playing a prevent type of game. You gave Patrick Mahomes and Andy Reed an opportunity. You should have delivered the knockout in the third round, but here we are in the 10th round and they're still standing and you know, they're going to beat your butt.

You're a hundred percent right. Bob Fesco here with us from an Eagles perspective, the thing that surprised me, the two things that surprised me the most one that defense had 70 sacks in the regular season did not take Mahomes down once. And the other part outside of Hertz, they could not run the football last night.

No, I know it was crazy. I thought the chief's defensive line did a really nice job against the Russian and you know, the chiefs really didn't get any sacks either. I mean, you look at the stats thing and you get Leo Chanel or a rookie he's credited with a sack, but that was like a, you know, a Hertz minus one yard type of rod there. The defensive lines that were the two, I guess you could say best in the NFL, you know, the Eagles were number one in sacks going into this game. The chiefs were number two in the NFL and sacks going into this game for all intents and purposes.

There were zero sacks in that football game. Fides, but the over under right now at five Lombardi trophies for Mahomes, you take the over. He's got two, right?

Yeah. I'm going to take the over. There's something about Patrick Mahomes that when he puts his mind to it and says, he's going to do it. He goes and does it. And he wants Tom Brady's record, man. He's gunning for it. I think he's probably going to end up getting it. So you think he's going to end up winning eight?

Yeah, I think so. I don't think he's going to leave until he gets the eight. How much longer? And I know after the game or before the game, this is being talked about with Andy Reed. I never thought for a second, there was a chance regardless of the outcome last night that Andy Reed was going to retire. Like I'm thinking at least Reed's going as long as the health is there bare minimum five more years, right? Well, you know, it's funny when, before this Mahomes thing started, you know, like his rookie year, if you talk to people, they say that maybe three or four more years. Oh, here's Patrick Mahomes. Why is he going anywhere? I mean, he's only 64 years old. Two Belichick's approaching 70.

Why aren't we trying to push him out the door? And the other thing about that, Bob too, is for 20 years, it was Andy Reed can't win a big game. Now you have two rings. I'm not walking away from that.

Oh, heck no. You get that third Superbowl. I mean, we talk about how important getting the second list for Andy Reed. You get that third Superbowl and now people outside of Kansas city, you're talking about how great you are. And so you've got this, this once in a generation, maybe once a ever quarterback right now, I, if you're Andy Reed, I'm not going anywhere. I'm kicking back and I'm letting this thing play out as long as I can.

What's the deal with the enemy. Will he be back as the OC next year? I know he's interviewing.

Yeah, I don't think so. I think it's time for Eric, the enemy to go somewhere else and do his thing without Patrick Mahomes and Andy Reed, because no matter what he does here, people are always going to look at it and go, well, yeah, Patrick Mahomes and Andy Reed. So if he goes and coaches somewhere else and has the success, like he's seeing here from an offensive standpoint, I think that's a better opportunity for him to turn that into a head coaching job where people will actually believe, Hey, Eric, the enemy's doing this. It's not just Patrick Mahomes and Andy Reed, by the way, before we let you run, Bob, what was it like hosting today? Fun. It was a blast today, man.

It was, it was so much fun being on the air and celebrating with fans because for so long in this town, we didn't win anything. And now we're winning Superbowls and my whole approach is each one needs to be treated like it's your first and it will be your last. And you've got to love it up and enjoy every minute of it because you don't know when it's going to be gone. It could be gone just like that. You know, something could happen tomorrow where it's all gone.

You just don't know. So you have to enjoy every single one of them. And I think the fans are starting to understand that nobody's taking this stuff for granted. And I think Wednesday is going to be just an insane day at the parade. Well, enjoy life in the penthouse.

It's always fun when, when you're up on the top floor and you get to just polish all those trophies year after year after year, Bob Fesco. Appreciate the time. Anytime, Zach, man. Appreciate it.
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