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18 Mar 202422:43

Summary

TLDRIn this transcript, the hosts discuss the surprising trade of Justin Fields to the Pittsburgh Steelers. They debate the implications for both the Steelers and the Chicago Bears, questioning Chicago's strategy after investing heavily in their team around Fields. The conversation also touches on the potential draft choices for the Bears and the value of Fields' trade compared to other quarterback deals in the league. The hosts praise the Steelers' management for their strategic moves and Fields' potential to develop further under a new team.

Takeaways

  • 🤔 The surprise trade of Justin Fields to the Steelers has sparked mixed reactions, with some seeing it as a smart move by Pittsburgh and others questioning Chicago's strategy.
  • 🔄 Fields' trade seems to be part of a larger plan by the Steelers to revamp their quarterback situation, adding depth behind Russell Wilson.
  • 🏈 The Bears' decision to trade Fields appears to be a significant shift in strategy, as they had previously built the team around him, including acquiring key offensive players.
  • 🤷‍♂️ There is confusion over the Bears' long-term plan, especially given their previous investments in Fields and the uncertainty surrounding their next quarterback.
  • 💰 The financial implications of the trade are notable, with Fields being traded for a conditional sixth-round pick, which is seen as a low return for his potential value.
  • 📈 The Steelers' management, particularly Omar Khan, is receiving praise for his strategic moves in acquiring both Wilson and Fields, showing a strong understanding of team needs.
  • 🚀 Fields' potential role in Pittsburgh is seen as a developmental one, where he could learn from Wilson and potentially step into a starting role in the future.
  • 🎯 The Bears' draft strategy is under scrutiny, with speculation that they may be considering other quarterbacks or using their first overall pick differently.
  • 🔄 The trade has sparked a broader discussion about the importance of surrounding a quarterback with the right talent to ensure success in the NFL.
  • 🏆 The Steelers' future outlook is positive, with a strong defensive core and now a more stable quarterback situation, potentially setting them up for success in the coming seasons.

Q & A

  • What was the initial reaction to Justin Fields being traded to the Steelers?

    -The initial reaction was mixed, with the speaker expressing surprise but also a sense of inevitability given the circumstances.

  • How did the speaker feel about the Chicago Bears' strategy prior to the trade?

    -The speaker felt that the Bears were building the team to retain Justin Fields, especially with the addition of key players like Keenan Allen and Deandre Swift.

  • What was the significance of the Bears' draft picks and trades in 2021?

    -The Bears gave away significant draft picks, including a first-rounder, to move up and select Justin Fields, which later seemed confusing given their decision to move on from him.

  • What was the speaker's opinion on the potential draft picks for the Chicago Bears after trading Fields?

    -The speaker was uncertain about which quarterback the Bears might draft, mentioning Jaylen Daniels and Caleb as possibilities, but expressed skepticism about the decision to draft a rookie over retaining Fields.

  • How did the speaker evaluate Justin Fields' performance in the NFL so far?

    -The speaker acknowledged Fields' improvement in the second half of the season after an injury and noted his 10-28 record, but also questioned his long-term potential.

  • What was the speaker's stance on the financial implications of trading Fields versus drafting a new quarterback?

    -The speaker argued that retaining Fields would have been a more financially prudent move, as the guaranteed money for a new quarterback like Caleb Williams would be similar to what Fields' fifth-year option would cost.

  • What was the reaction to the trade in Pittsburgh?

    -The speaker mentioned that people in Pittsburgh were extremely happy with the trade, as they acquired Fields for a relatively low price.

  • What was the speaker's opinion on the potential fit for Fields in Las Vegas?

    -The speaker believed that Fields would have been a good fit for the Raiders in Las Vegas, but also acknowledged that Fields may not have wanted to go there given his previous relationship with his offensive coordinator.

  • What was the speaker's view on the Chicago Bears' management decisions?

    -The speaker was critical of the Bears' management, suggesting that they misplayed their hand by making Fields available too early and not waiting until the draft to see what offers they could get.

  • How did the speaker assess the Steelers' quarterback situation after acquiring Fields?

    -The speaker praised the Steelers for their move, as they now have a strong backup quarterback in Fields and a potential future starter if they decide not to pick up his fifth-year option.

  • What was the speaker's prediction for the Chicago Bears' draft strategy?

    -The speaker speculated that the Bears might play poker face and could potentially draft Jaden Daniels or use their high draft pick to acquire additional picks and still get their desired player.

Outlines

00:00

🏈 Surprise Trade: Justin Fields to the Steelers

The speaker expresses mixed feelings about the trade of Justin Fields to the Steelers. Initially surprised, the speaker then questions the strategy behind the move, considering the Chicago Bears' previous efforts to build a team around Fields. The discussion includes the Bears' draft picks and trades, the potential for Fields to develop with the right support, and the financial implications of the trade. The speaker also compares Fields to other young quarterbacks and contemplates the future of the Bears and Fields in Pittsburgh.

05:02

🤔 Assessing the Value of Justin Fields

The speaker continues to analyze the trade of Justin Fields, expressing confusion about the Chicago Bears' strategy. The conversation touches on the Steelers' acquisition of Fields for a relatively low draft pick, the speaker's initial lukewarm reception to Fields, and his intangibles as a player. The speaker also discusses the potential fit for Fields in other teams and the implications of the trade for both the Bears and Fields' future career.

10:02

🔄 Steelers' Quarterback Strategy

The speaker praises the Steelers' management, particularly Omar Khan, for their strategic moves in acquiring both Russell Wilson and Justin Fields. The discussion highlights the Steelers' previous struggles with their quarterback situation and how the new acquisitions could benefit the team in the short and long term. The speaker also compares the financial investment in Wilson and Fields to other quarterback contracts in the league and speculates on the potential playing time for Fields in Pittsburgh.

15:02

🤝 The Future of the Steelers' Quarterbacks

The speaker discusses the potential playing scenarios for Russell Wilson and Justin Fields on the Steelers. The speaker suggests that Fields may not be immediately pushed into a starting role but could learn valuable experience as a backup. The conversation also includes a comparison of the Steelers' quarterback situation to other teams and the strategic use of draft picks. The speaker emphasizes the low cost for the Steelers to have two talented quarterbacks and the positive impact on the team's locker room dynamics.

20:03

🏆 Draft Strategy and the Bears' Uncertain Future

The speaker speculates on the Chicago Bears' draft strategy and potential quarterback choices, including Caleb Williams and Jaden Daniels. The discussion includes the possibility of the Bears trading down in the draft and the potential impact of the new quarterback on the team's direction. The speaker also mentions the Dallas Cowboys' loss of Tyron Smith and the implications for the upcoming season. The conversation concludes with a reflection on the unpredictability of the NFL draft and the potential for the Bears to make a significant mistake in their selection.

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Keywords

💡Justin Fields

Justin Fields is a professional American football quarterback who was a topic of discussion in the transcript. He was traded to the Pittsburgh Steelers, which was a surprise move for many, including the speakers. The conversation revolves around his potential, his past performance with the Chicago Bears, and his future role with the Steelers, especially in relation to the team's other quarterback, Russell Wilson.

💡Trade

In the context of the transcript, a trade refers to the transaction between two sports teams in which players are exchanged. The trade of Justin Fields to the Steelers is a central topic, with the speakers analyzing the strategic implications of this move for both the Bears and the Steelers.

💡Pittsburgh Steelers

The Pittsburgh Steelers are a professional American football team based in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. They are part of the NFL and are mentioned in the transcript as the team that acquired Justin Fields through a trade. The speakers discuss the team's strategy and how Fields' addition might impact their future performance.

💡Chicago Bears

The Chicago Bears are a professional American football team based in Chicago, Illinois. They are mentioned in the transcript as the team that traded away Justin Fields. The conversation revolves around the team's decision-making and the potential consequences of trading Fields.

💡Draft

The draft, specifically referring to the NFL Draft, is the process by which new eligible football players are selected by the teams in the National Football League. In the transcript, the draft is discussed in relation to the potential selection of a new quarterback for the Chicago Bears and the implications of Fields' trade on draft strategies.

💡Quarterback

A quarterback is a position in American football responsible for leading the team's offense and playing a key role in determining the outcome of games. The transcript discusses the performance and value of various quarterbacks, including Justin Fields, Russell Wilson, and potential draft picks.

💡Russell Wilson

Russell Wilson is a professional American football quarterback who, at the time of the transcript, was recently traded to the Denver Broncos. In the conversation, Wilson is mentioned in relation to Justin Fields, as both are now part of the Pittsburgh Steelers, leading to discussions about their roles and the team's future.

💡Salary Cap

The salary cap is a limit on the amount of money that a sports team can spend on player salaries, as established by the league's collective bargaining agreement. In the transcript, the salary cap is discussed in the context of the Steelers' ability to afford multiple quarterbacks and the financial implications of their roster decisions.

💡Offensive Coordinator

An offensive coordinator is a member of a football team's coaching staff who is responsible for the team's offensive strategy and for calling plays during games. In the transcript, the offensive coordinator is discussed in the context of Justin Fields' past performance and how a change in coaching staff might have affected his development.

💡Free Agency

Free agency is a phase in professional sports during which teams can sign or trade for players whose contracts with their previous teams have expired. In the transcript, free agency is mentioned in the context of player movement and how it can impact team strategies and performances.

💡General Manager

A general manager in professional sports is the executive responsible for managing the day-to-day operations of a team, including player personnel decisions, hiring and firing of coaches, and other strategic moves. In the transcript, the general manager is discussed in relation to the Chicago Bears and their decision to trade Justin Fields.

Highlights

Surprise trade of Justin Fields to the Steelers.

Initial reaction to the trade was a mix of surprise and confusion.

The Bears seemed to be building the team to retain Justin Fields.

The Bears traded for Kenan Allen and Deandre Swift, indicating a competitive stance.

Chicago's past aggressive moves to acquire Fields are questioned in light of the trade.

The potential draft positions and future plans for the Bears are uncertain.

The implications of the trade for both the Steelers and Fields are discussed.

The cost of guaranteed money for new quarterbacks vs. retaining Fields is analyzed.

The potential for Fields to learn from Russell Wilson in Pittsburgh is highlighted.

The Steelers' strategy in acquiring both Wilson and Fields is praised.

The lack of publicity for Omar Khan, the Steelers' General Manager, is noted.

The impact of the quarterback situation on the Steelers' locker room is discussed.

The Bears' communication strategy regarding Fields' availability is criticized.

The potential for Fields to be utilized in packages despite his draft position is mentioned.

The overall assessment of the trade for both the Bears and Steelers is that Pittsburgh won.

The future of the Chicago Bears with the first overall pick in the draft is speculated.

The Dallas Cowboys losing Tyron Smith to the New York Jets is mentioned as a significant loss.

The unpredictability and excitement of the NFL draft and trades are emphasized.

Transcripts

00:00

good morning ke good morning skip I

00:01

didn't see this one coming so how

00:03

surprised were you that Justin Fields

00:06

got traded to these Steelers I'm it's

00:08

it's weird because I'm not surprised but

00:12

I'm surprised yeah because I started

00:14

feeling like as I was looking at things

00:17

I'm saying to myself okay they clearly

00:20

must be building this team to retain

00:23

justtin fields and they're playing a

00:25

little poker game with the other teams

00:28

that are looking to move up to the

00:29

number one spot when you go and you

00:30

trade for Kenan Allen you Deandre Swift

00:33

on the offensive side then you also have

00:36

DJ Moore so you start you got the draft

00:38

coming up you you you sign uh defensive

00:41

players like Jaylen Johnson I'm sitting

00:43

there saying okay they want to compete

00:45

they want to be competitive they're

00:46

finally getting what you have to do with

00:49

number one draft picks at the

00:51

quarterback position is put players

00:53

around them from to be successful

00:55

because if you look at last year Justin

00:57

Fields got better the second half when

01:00

he came back off the injury he missed a

01:02

couple games but he got better I so I'm

01:04

sitting there and I'm saying okay

01:05

evaluating this because it doesn't makes

01:08

sense to me that Ryan Pace in

01:12

2021 gave away the number 20 overall

01:16

pick a fifth rounder at 164 in addition

01:19

to that 2022 first rounder and the

01:22

fourth rounder to move up I did three

01:25

seasons later with multiple head coaches

01:28

and multiple offensive coordinator

01:30

and zero players around him that made

01:33

any sense to help a Young quarterback

01:36

survive last year yeah except for DJ

01:38

Moore a year ago yes okay that they

01:41

would move on from me would move on and

01:44

then they finally did and it's good for

01:48

him but it's bad for Chicago in my

01:52

opinion because you did all this to do

01:55

what you going to draft a Young

01:57

quarterback I don't know which one they

01:59

gonna draft I don't know if it's jayen

02:00

Daniels I don't know if it's Caleb I

02:02

have no idea Dr not sure they know at

02:05

this moment but go ahead okay so skip if

02:07

you're doing all this to draft a guy

02:10

what if you go seven and 10 and 8 n does

02:13

the coach keep his job does the general

02:17

manager and Ryan poles keep his job very

02:19

good question because if you're doing

02:21

all of this for a rookie quarterback to

02:25

go 8 n 7 to 10 y you could have did all

02:29

this with a guy who only 25 years old

02:30

and has 3 years of professional football

02:33

experience and you could have gone 8 n 7

02:37

to 10 with him and put yourself in a

02:40

much better position with a guy that's a

02:42

veteran because in this situation I just

02:46

don't see it now in terms of this

02:50

resetting the the room with a

02:52

quarterback and all that sort of stuff

02:55

that is just a conversation man to be

02:57

honest with you skip because if you

02:58

going to pay Caleb Williams about $40

03:01

million of guaranteed money with about

03:03

25 or so maybe 26 projected based on

03:06

what Bryce young got a year ago yeah

03:09

this year this season and if you the

03:12

fifth year option on Justin Fields is

03:14

about 25 million if you would to pick it

03:17

up on a fifth year option so in two

03:19

years you get him for about $27 million

03:22

over two years you're going to spend

03:24

that same amount of money and a little

03:27

bit more on the guaranteed side over the

03:29

course of the contract for Caleb

03:31

Williams or any of these other rookies

03:32

that you're thinking about think about

03:34

what I'm saying two years meaning 20 24

03:38

in 2025 with Justin Fields 20 I think

03:43

it's about $28 million that you're going

03:44

to spend yeah you got a chance to look

03:48

at that with this group of people and

03:50

say well didn't work out we can move on

03:53

or you could say New York Giant like

03:56

we're not going to pick up your fifth

03:58

year option we want you to perform and

04:02

do what you need to do and then we'll

04:04

come and address that at the end of the

04:06

season or toward the end of the season

04:08

and give you an extension Daniel Jones

04:11

like they decide to say no we G to start

04:14

the deck all over again Skip and start

04:16

with a rookie quarterback as a head

04:19

coach and a general manager that's on

04:21

the hot seat yes in Chicago cuz people

04:25

that I know in Chicago are not very

04:26

happy with the Justin field tra a lot of

04:28

people in Pittsburgh I know extremely

04:30

happy with the I mean they got him they

04:33

got him for a bag of nickels and a a

04:35

pack of chewing gum they did and he's

04:37

not going to compete with Russell Wilson

04:39

so to speak but he's going to sit there

04:41

learn from Russell Wilson opportunity

04:43

now for them not to pick up his a fifth

04:46

year option by May 2nd but sit here and

04:48

say this to him Russell played well we

04:51

want you to learn from him we're going

04:53

to give you a nice backup extension for

04:56

two years until Russell decides to walk

04:58

away in the job is yours yeah they win

05:01

all day long they just do I mean I I'm

05:04

happy for Mike Tomlin in Chicago I have

05:06

no idea what the I mean Pittsburgh I

05:09

have no idea what the Chicago Bears are

05:10

doing I have zero idea is it fair to say

05:13

the Steelers stole Justin fields for a

05:15

couple of packages of now and lers right

05:18

yes yes I learned see I learned what

05:21

they are we didn't have them in Oklahoma

05:22

City I've been going back for the little

05:24

way we just didn't have them I don't

05:25

know what they are all right I'll get

05:27

some and bring them in to you just so

05:29

you can see I'll try but no you can see

05:31

him you can see looks like he he sent me

05:32

a bunch of pictures oh did he okay

05:34

except he said in New Orleans it it got

05:36

sort of contracted into nine lers they

05:38

called them nine L I don't know whatever

05:41

know all

05:44

right we have gone back and forth and

05:47

back and forth about Justin fields and

05:50

you like him and I try to like him I've

05:53

told you repeatedly I was lukewarm on

05:56

him going into the draft not bad not

05:58

great that's the best thing I can say

06:00

about him but I do like his intangibles

06:03

and watching him very closely over these

06:05

last three years now he started quite a

06:08

few games what is he now he's 10 and 28

06:10

so he started 38 NFL games 10 and 28

06:13

with nothing around him I got you but I

06:15

like the way he competes that's what I

06:18

like the most about him do I think he's

06:20

a great thrower of the football I do not

06:22

would I take Caleb Williams ceiling over

06:24

his ceiling yes I would and I've told

06:26

you that from the start Michael Irvin

06:28

was on Friday you weren't with us on

06:30

Friday Michael was pretty dug in he's

06:33

just not sold on Justin at all he thinks

06:36

he's more of a career backup quarterback

06:38

well I got to tell you the league just

06:41

spoke with Michael Irvin on this the

06:43

league just screamed back at you no like

06:46

the league is out on Justin Fields if

06:49

the best you can get back for him is a

06:51

conditional six round pick and again if

06:53

he doesn't play next year because they

06:55

have obviously scheduled Russ to play

06:57

and if Russ stays upright all year

06:59

conditional six will remain a six so you

07:02

got Justin fields and you just detailed

07:04

what the Bears gave to trade up for him

07:07

to become the what was he the 11th pick

07:09

in the draft you got him for a six round

07:12

pick after just three years in the

07:14

league it's incomprehensible to me but

07:17

the league is saying no to Justin fields

07:19

and the Shocker to me was I told you we

07:22

both love Antonio Pierce I I just

07:25

thought if the God now if I look back on

07:27

it the Raiders could have had him for

07:29

let's say a fifth round pick or a fourth

07:31

round I don't know right somewhere in

07:33

there just do it he fits the way they

07:36

play football they play defense they run

07:38

the football they they try to to play

07:41

careful foot you know let's let's not

07:42

turn it over Le let's win it with some

07:45

intangibles with some competitiveness

07:47

some fire I liked his fit in in Las

07:51

Vegas much more than I liked it in

07:53

Chicago even so I thought that makes

07:55

sense to me and if you could just try it

07:56

for a fifth round pick why would I want

08:00

to go and repeat it all over again if

08:03

I'm Justin fields and go to the Raiders

08:06

with Luke gety as my offensive

08:07

coordinator was my offensive coordinator

08:09

in Chicago I mean do that could that not

08:12

be a good thing for no I don't want to

08:13

do that because I failed essentially

08:16

with him he got fired he didn't move on

08:19

they fired him just like they moved on

08:21

from Justin Fields now remember this

08:23

skip I don't know what Luke gety likes

08:25

ski but go ahead go ahead remember skip

08:29

jus Phils gave the Chicago Bears teams

08:32

that he wanted to go to and I don't know

08:33

that the Raiders was on that list no he

08:35

did he T the and said hey I don't know

08:38

these are the few teams that I want to

08:40

play for and you look at the six round

08:43

pick and you say okay how could that

08:45

happen to league is giving up on him no

08:47

the league hasn't yeah that's why he's

08:48

in Pittsburgh if the league giving up on

08:50

him they the league didn't jump to say

08:53

oh my God why would why would why would

08:56

I jump to go grab have something that I

09:01

know they going to give away at some

09:03

point in time because they misplayed

09:05

their hand Chicago misplayed their hand

09:08

by telling everybody we're going to move

09:11

on from Justin Fields instead of just

09:12

playing it all the way to the end but

09:15

they thought somebody would say I'll

09:17

give you a don't say don't say anything

09:20

yeah you can't say anything okay but how

09:22

do you make him available how do you

09:23

make it known you you you sit tight the

09:26

draft is at the end of the month they

09:28

not they're not drafting tomorrow

09:30

they're drafting at the end of the month

09:31

yeah of next month maybe better yet

09:35

better yet they're drafting at the end

09:36

of the month but I'd never seen this

09:38

before where your starting quarterback

09:40

was just flat out made available Ryan

09:41

pole said what was that I want to live

09:43

in the great I'm going to make it clear

09:45

he's available his fault yeah he's

09:47

available that's not that's not that's

09:49

not what the San Francisco 49ers did

09:51

with Trey Lance they didn't tell

09:53

everybody he's available no nobody even

09:56

you I mean it looked like he was

09:57

becoming because BR was looking like in

10:00

telling somebody is two different things

10:02

yeah but again the Bears didn't have

10:03

Brock pie they didn't have anybody but

10:05

that and that's the whole point why not

10:08

so why not just sit back and wait for it

10:11

to develop and then you can get

10:14

something out of it I understand what

10:16

Michael Irving said on Friday Michael

10:17

doesn't like those type of quarterbacks

10:19

he's looking for tro aan okay that's

10:21

what he's looking for me on the other

10:24

hand I look at the bigger picture of

10:26

everything with him and other

10:27

quarterbacks in the National Football

10:28

League yeah okay I look at all the

10:30

stuffff Michael's biggest issue with

10:32

Justin was that he tried to shift the

10:34

blame off himself remember I don't care

10:36

about that everybody does those sort of

10:38

things when when things aren't going

10:40

right he's a young man trying to learn

10:42

how to play they didn't do him right in

10:45

Chicago you got to be a damn fool skip

10:48

to think oh he's out there with Keenan

10:51

Allen and DJ Moore last year okay in the

10:55

year before that in the year before that

10:57

he had nothing you strip Diggs away from

11:01

Josh Allen you strip receivers away from

11:05

Joe burrow you see what they gonna look

11:07

like see what they gonna look like I

11:10

don't care what nobody say they're not

11:12

going to look the same this is why

11:14

Baltimore didal what they did to elevate

11:16

the passing game for Lamar Jackson this

11:19

is why the Philadelphia Eagles did what

11:21

they did to elevate the passing game for

11:23

Jaylen herdz you can't tell me that this

11:26

kid can't play in a National Football

11:28

League just got better last year with a

11:31

bummed offense he did I give you that

11:35

come on he as it started he went five

11:37

and eight last year and for that team

11:38

even though he had DJ that's pretty good

11:41

I I give you pretty good you got one guy

11:42

with a red dot on him you don't have

11:44

three guys you got one guy by the way

11:48

before we leave this behind I will bet

11:49

you Joe burrow will look exactly like

11:51

Joe burrow next year no matter who's

11:52

catching the football well you got Jamar

11:54

Chase and T Higgins okay come on now

11:57

skip okay but you said strip all these

11:58

receivers away let's see how he looks if

12:01

you take top dogs away from that dude

12:05

and give him what Justin Fields had it

12:08

ain't going to be the same it's just the

12:10

reality of it think about all the

12:12

quarterbacks in a National Football

12:13

League that are any good they all got

12:16

somebody except Matthew Stafford I know

12:18

but you just relegate them to if they

12:19

don't have receivers they don't look

12:20

very good they don't Joe burrow will

12:22

look real good no no you can't say that

12:24

because he's always had top dogs so you

12:27

can't say that never had a end of any

12:30

notes I'm not talking about tight ends

12:32

I'm talking about receivers yeah okay

12:34

tight ends can help you too no can they

12:37

okay okay now I'm going to flip it to

12:40

the

12:41

Steelers and Omar Khan has not gotten

12:44

much publicity or recognition but he

12:46

just pulled off an altimer to me because

12:50

they got sick and tired of yes no maybe

12:53

at quarterback with with picket or

12:55

trabis or Mason Rudolph or whoever it's

12:58

been since Ben and and remember the last

13:00

maybe two three years have been pretty

13:02

shaky just a guy he he became just a guy

13:06

so it's been a long cold winter in

13:09

Pittsburgh when it came to quarterback

13:11

play MH until now and almost overnight

13:15

it felt like he flipped the the script

13:18

completely and Omar Khan did not play

13:21

football at all he came up as an

13:22

analytics guy all the way he's 47 years

13:25

of age he's been doing this for a long

13:27

time quietly in the sh shadows and all

13:29

of a sudden he got to run the show and

13:32

he went out and said I'm going to go get

13:34

Russell Wilson and then I'm going to

13:36

figure out how to go get wait he's gonna

13:40

get Justin fields on top of Russ that

13:43

that knocked me over I did not see that

13:45

coming and he has now perfectly

13:47

positioned the Steelers for now and then

13:50

now and laters now and lers right well

13:52

he has it's beautiful because I don't

13:55

think Justin is going to actually be

13:57

able to compete for the job though I

13:58

don't no one might Tomlin maybe he would

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give him a chance to compete but they

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got Russ for the next couple of year

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let's say couple of years right I think

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so and that's fair it will not hurt

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Justin's growth at all if he watches for

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a couple more years he's 25 years old

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but that's what I was saying to you skip

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I said look at this look at it this way

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you got Justin fields in Pittsburgh you

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don't pick up his fifth year option you

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have a real conversation with him you

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give him a two-year deal or whatever

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Back High backup money call it 24

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million as high backup money for him

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over two years okay and you sit and you

14:35

learn behind just behind beautiful it's

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just beautiful he's only 25 you couldn't

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do any better than that so way to go

14:42

Omar Connie gets no run on this show I

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just wanted to throw his name out there

14:47

because that was good and when when you

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tell me that his

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quarterback payroll is going to be

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they're going to have to add a third

14:56

quarterback so I don't know how much

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that'll cost but they just have the the

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two right now they they don't

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necessarily have two but but you know

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they probably will but they almost

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certainly will but now you got these two

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quarterbacks Russell Wilson and Justin

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fields and we both we like them I I the

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harder I looked at Russell's numbers

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last year they were pretty good he was

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fine he was solid 25 and eight 25

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touchdowns to eight he he lost five

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fumbles I'm sure Shawn didn't love that

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in Red Zone he was not very good I'm

15:23

sure Shawn really really didn't love

15:25

that but overall under the circumstance

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I thought he was pretty good they he led

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the league of sacks and I'm sure about

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half if Pittsburgh had Russell Wilson as

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their quarterback last year based on the

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way that they played they may win two

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more games maybe and that puts him in a

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different position in the division as

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well as the conference yeah so by the

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way you got you got a hellacious good

15:49

backup quarterback now Ina in case it

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comes to that you are good to go and as

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you well know that they want to sit back

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and play defense and remember they added

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Patrick Queen because they got cap room