A BEAUTIFUL DAY β˜€οΈ Justin Fields is the FUTURE of the Steelers! - Stephen A. Smith | First Take

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18 Mar 202413:50

Summary

TLDRThe transcript discusses the quarterback situation in the 'Steel City,' focusing on the potential controversy surrounding Russell Wilson and Justin Fields. It highlights Wilson's veteran status and Super Bowl experience, while acknowledging Fields' potential and the value of having two strong quarterbacks. The conversation touches on the Steelers' offseason moves, the expectations for the team, and the impact of the quarterback room upgrade on the team's future success.

Takeaways

  • 🏈 The debate over the starting quarterback position for the Pittsburgh Steelers highlights the close competition between Russell Wilson and Justin Fields.
  • 🀝 Russell Wilson is seen as a valuable asset due to his experience, Super Bowl win, and nine Pro Bowl appearances, making him a strong candidate to start the season.
  • πŸ“ˆ Justin Fields' improvement from previous seasons is acknowledged, but his overall record as a starter and completion percentage are still areas of concern.
  • πŸ”„ The discussion emphasizes the potential for Fields to learn from Wilson, suggesting that the veteran quarterback could help develop the younger player's skills.
  • πŸš€ Fields' athleticism and mobility are considered significant advantages for the Steelers, and his youth is seen as a positive factor for the team's future.
  • πŸ₯‡ The acquisition of both Wilson and Fields is viewed as a significant upgrade for the Steelers, with the expectation that they will perform well together.
  • πŸ’° The cost of acquiring Wilson for $1.2 million and a sixth-round draft pick is considered a bargain for the talent he brings.
  • πŸ† There is optimism that the Steelers could reach the playoffs and potentially win a game, with the belief that the team's defense and offensive improvements will contribute to their success.
  • 🎯 The expectation management is a key point, with a reminder that while the quarterback situation is an upgrade, the team's division is competitive, and success is not guaranteed.
  • πŸ”„ The conversation also touches on the importance of the offensive coordinator and the potential impact of the team's offensive strategy on the performance of the quarterbacks.
  • πŸ€” Concerns are raised about the continuity of Wilson's performance given his recent changes in offensive systems and the potential impact on the team's chemistry.

Q & A

  • What is the main controversy discussed in the transcript?

    -The main controversy discussed is the quarterback situation in the Pittsburgh Steelers, specifically the comparison between Russell Wilson and Justin Fields and who should start the season.

  • What are the credentials of Russell Wilson that make him a strong candidate to start the season?

    -Russell Wilson is a Super Bowl champion, a nine-time Pro Bowler, and a veteran player. These credentials make him a strong candidate to start the season.

  • What are the arguments in favor of Justin Fields starting the season?

    -The arguments in favor of Justin Fields starting the season include his improvement from previous years, his athleticism, mobility, and the potential for him to be the future of the team.

  • What is the significance of the $1.2 million and the sixth-round draft pick in this discussion?

    -The $1.2 million and the sixth-round draft pick are the costs associated with acquiring Russell Wilson, which are considered a significant upgrade for the team at a relatively low cost.

  • What is the expectation for the Pittsburgh Steelers with the new quarterback setup?

    -The expectation is that the Steelers will have an upgraded quarterback room, with Russell Wilson providing immediate performance and Justin Fields learning from a veteran to eventually take over.

  • What is the potential downside of Russell Wilson starting the season?

    -The potential downside is that if Wilson does not perform well, there could be pressure for Fields to take over, and there is no guarantee that Wilson will finish the season as the starter.

  • What is the historical context for the discussion on quarterback changes?

    -The historical context includes the fact that of the five quarterbacks drafted in the 2021 NFL draft, only Trevor Lawrence remains with his original team, indicating a high rate of change and movement among quarterbacks.

  • What is the role of the offensive coordinator in the team's performance?

    -The offensive coordinator, Matt Canada, plays a significant role in the team's performance, as his strategies and play-calling can impact the effectiveness of the quarterbacks and the overall offensive output.

  • What is the significance of the AFC North division for the Steelers?

    -The AFC North is considered one of the best divisions in football, with strong quarterbacks like Deshaun Watson, Joe Burrow, and Lamar Jackson. This makes the division highly competitive and challenging for the Steelers.

  • What are the expectations for the Steelers in the upcoming season?

    -The expectations for the Steelers in the upcoming season include making the playoffs and potentially winning a playoff game, with the belief that the team has had a successful offseason and has significantly upgraded its quarterback position.

Outlines

00:00

🏈 Quarterback Controversy in the Steel City

The paragraph discusses the quarterback situation in Pittsburgh, highlighting the controversy surrounding the starting position between Russell Wilson and Justin Fields. It emphasizes Wilson's credentials as a Super Bowl champion and nine-time Pro Bowler, and his acquisition for a relatively low cost. The speaker acknowledges Fields' improvement but points out his less impressive stats as a starter. The paragraph suggests that while Fields is seen as the future, starting the season with Wilson is a strategic move to give him a chance to perform well and mentor Fields. The speaker expresses satisfaction with the upgrade in the quarterback position and believes there's no issue with Wilson starting the season.

05:02

🎯 Steelers' Playoff Aspirations and Division Rivalry

This paragraph focuses on the expectations for the Pittsburgh Steelers in the upcoming season, with the speaker predicting a divisional playoff spot but not getting overly excited about an AFC Championship. The discussion includes an analysis of the Steelers' division rivals, acknowledging the strength of the competition. The speaker also addresses the potential for Russell Wilson to rank in the division among other notable quarterbacks and the expectations set by the significant quarterback upgrade. The paragraph ends with a debate about the best-case scenario for the team and the impact of the offseason moves on their potential performance.

10:05

🀝 Assessing the Steelers' Offseason and Free Agency

The final paragraph delves into the evaluation of the Steelers' offseason moves, comparing their success in free agency to that of other teams like Kansas City. The conversation revolves around the potential signing of wide receiver Mike Williams, the impact of Hollywood Brown's addition to Kansas City, and the overall improvement of the Steelers' roster. The speaker argues that despite the changes in offensive coordinators and the challenges of adapting to new systems, the Steelers have made significant improvements, particularly in their quarterback position. The paragraph concludes with a discussion on the risks and rewards of the team's investment in Wilson and the implications for their future performance.

Mindmap

Keywords

πŸ’‘quarterback controversy

The term 'quarterback controversy' refers to a debate or disagreement among fans, analysts, or within a team about who should be the starting quarterback. In the context of the video, the controversy revolves around whether Russell Wilson or Justin Fields should start the season for the Pittsburgh Steelers, given Wilson's experience and Fields' potential.

πŸ’‘veteran quarterback

A 'veteran quarterback' is an experienced player who has been playing professional football for a significant amount of time, often with a proven track record of success. In the video, Russell Wilson is referred to as a veteran due to his numerous achievements, including being a Super Bowl champion and a nine-time Pro Bowler.

πŸ’‘free agency

Free agency is a period in professional sports where players who are not under contract with any team are free to negotiate and sign new contracts. In the context of the video, it is mentioned that Russell Wilson was acquired by the Pittsburgh Steelers in free agency for a relatively low cost.

πŸ’‘athleticism

Athleticism refers to the physical abilities and skills that an individual possesses, such as speed, strength, agility, and coordination. In the discussion, it is highlighted as a key attribute of Justin Fields, emphasizing his ability to run with the football and extend plays, which is considered a significant plus for the Pittsburgh Steelers.

πŸ’‘quarterback room

The 'quarterback room' is a colloquial term referring to the group of quarterbacks on a football team. It is often used to describe the overall quality and depth of the team's passing options. In the video, the term is used to discuss the upgrade in the Steelers' quarterback situation with the addition of Wilson and Fields.

πŸ’‘performance

Performance in a sports context refers to how well a player or team executes their skills and abilities during games. The video discusses the performance of both Russell Wilson and Justin Fields, evaluating their past statistics and potential impact on the Steelers.

πŸ’‘playoffs

The term 'playoffs' refers to the postseason tournament in professional sports, where teams compete for the championship. In American football, it is the series of games held after the regular season to determine the NFL champion. The video discusses the potential for the Steelers to reach the playoffs with their new quarterback duo.

πŸ’‘division

In the context of American football, a 'division' is a group of teams within a league that compete against each other during the regular season. The video mentions the strength of the Steelers' division, highlighting the challenges they face against other strong teams and quarterbacks.

πŸ’‘trade

A 'trade' in sports involves the exchange of players or draft picks between teams. The video discusses the trade that sent Justin Fields to the Pittsburgh Steelers and the conditions under which the traded pick could be upgraded.

πŸ’‘offseason

The 'offseason' is the period in professional sports when teams are not playing official games but are allowed to make player transactions, such as signing free agents or trading players. The video evaluates the Steelers' performance during the offseason, considering their acquisitions and potential impact on the upcoming season.

Highlights

The inevitability of quarterback controversy in the 'Steel City' due to the close competition between Russell Wilson and Justin Fields.

Russell Wilson's acquisition for $1.2 million and his credentials as a Super Bowl champion and nine-time Pro Bowler make him a strong candidate to start the season.

Justin Fields' improvement from his first two years in the league, but his 10-28 record as a starter and 61% completion rate raise questions about his readiness.

The potential for Fields' athleticism and mobility to be a significant plus for the Pittsburgh Steelers.

The strategic decision to start with a veteran like Wilson and allow Fields time to learn, indicating Fields' potential future role.

The lack of guarantee for Wilson to finish the season as the starter, hinting at potential changes based on performance.

The comparison of the Steelers' quarterback situation to the adage 'if you have two quarterbacks, you have none', and the disagreement with this notion.

The upgrade of the Steelers' quarterback locker room with the addition of Wilson and Fields for a relatively low cost.

The pressure on Wilson to perform well, knowing that Fields, the potential future starter, is learning from him.

The discussion on the expectations for the Steelers' record with the new quarterback duo and the impact on the AFC North division.

The mention of the 2021 NFL draft quarterbacks and the movement of most of them from their original teams.

The potential conversion of the sixth-round pick to a fourth-round pick based on Fields' playing time.

The comparison of Wilson's potential performance to that of the previous two years for the Steelers.

The optimism for the Steelers' playoff chances with the new quarterback lineup and the team's overall improvement.

The discussion on the AFC North division's strength and the challenge it poses for the Steelers' expectations.

The analysis of the Steelers' offseason moves, including the upgrade of their defense and the potential signing of new players.

The debate on whether the Kansas City Chiefs or the Pittsburgh Steelers had a better free agency period and the impact of player movements.

The consideration of the impact of new offensive coordinators and the potential for frustration due to lack of belief in the quarterbacks.

The discussion on the frequency of offensive changes in the past few years for the quarterback and the implications for the team's strategy.

The examination of the situation in Denver that led to Wilson's departure and the potential parallels with the Steelers' situation.

The critique of the decision to acquire Wilson and the potential long-term implications for the team's cap space and ability to sign other players.

Transcripts

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the drama it's on in the steel city so

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do you feel like a quarterback

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controversy is just inevitable well it's

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inevitable because I don't think that

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there's much separation between Russell

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Wilson and Justin Fields I have no

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problem with Russell Wilson starting the

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season you're giving a veteran a Super

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Bowl champion a nine-time pro bowler the

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nod to start off the season and after

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all he's the one you acquired in free

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agency allbe it for just $1.2 million

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Shannon when I'm looking at Justin

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Fields I'm saying okay you improved last

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year based off of what we saw the

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previous two years you were in the

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league but you're still 10 and 28 as a

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starter you only completed about 61% of

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your passes 16 touchdowns and nine

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interceptions on the entire season isn't

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a lot to write home about particularly

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if you're now moving to a team that thre

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25 touchdowns passes over two seasons

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for crying out loud clearly there needs

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to be some upgrade we get all of that I

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think that Justin Fields with his

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athleticism his Mobility his ability to

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run with the football and extend plays

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with his legs and what have you I think

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that's a huge Plus for the Pittsburgh

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Steelers obviously his youth he's only

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25 years of age I think that comes into

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play as well and it is clear for the

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moment anyway that Justin Fields is the

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future next season however starting game

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one you want that veteran you want a guy

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with Russell Wilson and let's see what

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he does and if he performs well he'll

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keep the job for that one season he's in

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Pittsburg obviously giving Justin Fields

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time to even learn from a veteran and to

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be in a much better situation than he

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was in Chicago

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but there's nothing wrong with Russell

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Wilson starting the season and there's

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no guarantee that he's there's no

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guarantee that he's going to finish game

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one of the regular season Shannon let

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alone finish the season as the starter

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so I got no problems with it whatsoever

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you could call it a quarterback

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controversy if you want to as far as I'm

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concerned it's a significant upgrade I

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am a very happy man go as Kenny piy

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going

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as kki for Wilson and Justin Fields I'm

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very happy oh I didn't know if you felt

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like one more than the other was a

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significant upgrade or equally okay both

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all both of them I mean it's a beautiful

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day in the Ste City Shannon it's a

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beautiful day Shannon they tell me if

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you have two quarterbacks you have none

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what do you think about this well I

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disagree with that I think what what

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they were able to do was upgrade their

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uh quarterback locker room and it only

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cost him $1.2 million in a sixth round

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draft pick so you can't beat that both

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all both of those quarterback be both of

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those quarterbacks are better than

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anything they had in the previous

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quarterback locker room but I agree with

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you Stephen today Russell Wilson is the

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quarterback as long as he plays well I

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know what they maybe have promised Russ

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Russ this is your job but my grandfa

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used to say all the time promises a

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light pie crust thin and easily broken

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if you do not play well Justin Fields is

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going to come in and if I'm Justin

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Fields I don't care what they told me

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I'm coming in and I'm trying to compete

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and I'm trying to get better every

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single day because look at last year

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they had the 25th rank uh strength of

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schedule this year is third they won 10

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games last year the expectations are if

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we got better quarterbacks our record

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should be indicative of the better

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quarterback play that's not necessarily

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true so there's going to be PR pressure

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on Russ to play well every single game

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knowing that probably the quarterback of

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the future because we believe we got our

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quarterback this year and we got a 25y

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old quarterback that's on our roster

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that learns from a veteran quarterback

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that goes about his business that can

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help him learn the ropes so I love this

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move for the Pittsburgh Steelers they

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didn't give up a whole lot Chicago you

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should have moved on from Justin Fields

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last year at the trade deadline because

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that's when his value was at the highest

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but you let all these his quarterback

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Carol cell you let it get filled and you

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had to give got a sixth round pick for

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Justin Fields but yes it's inevitable

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that this is going to happen because do

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you believe Russ based on what you've

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seen over the last two to three years

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can play consistent football throughout

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the course of the season that's where I

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want just Fields off but before we go

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there couple of things couple of things

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I want to point out number one okay five

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quarterbacks drafted in the 2021 NFL

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draft the only one left with their

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original team is Trevor Lawrence

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everybody else has been moved so let's

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get that out the way first secondly that

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sixth round pick that they traded for

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Justin Fields it can be converted to a

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fourth round pick If he if he is uh gets

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51% of the snaps or more so we got to

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take that into consideration as well

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having said all of that I just want to

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say this Russell Wilson Russell Wilson

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could play Shannon like he played last

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year in Denver he could he could sit up

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there and play the exact same way and it

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was still be damn Heaven compared to

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what we've been watching the last two

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years and that's what and then not only

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that now he got pickings to throw the

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football to he got F to throw the

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football to he got running backs and

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Harris and and and that kid Warren to

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run the football right Jaylen Warren's a

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bad brother now a brother can play I'm

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looking at all of that I'm like I'm very

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very happy to okay okay it all sounds

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great on paper but what's the Steal

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ceiling this season like what what what

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are what are we trying to do here

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Shannon I'm going to sit up there and

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say a divisional playoff I'm not going

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to get too happy about the AFC

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Championship but could the Steelers get

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to the playoff and win a playoff game

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yes they can yes they can I believe they

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can with that defense you know what

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division they're in I just want to be

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clear you're aware of how good me like

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that Shannon don't you look at me like

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that Shan the the AFC it's like arguably

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one of the best divisions in football I

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just want to make sure he's aware of

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that like you know the other

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quarterbacks you realize Des Watson was

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hurt and and you saw what Cleveland did

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with Joe flacko like do you need me to

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go through the rest why stri got why St

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Patrick got to do me like that got do me

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like Joe burrow Watson I know who's in

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the division and I just want to temper

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your expectations because it was so sad

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when you out there with the Knicks and

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your pom poms and you remember what

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happened that time and I just don't want

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to see you heart broken again you know

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so the question Stephen go ahead Shannon

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at best case scenario where do you think

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Russell ranks into the quarterback

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division so if you say if you say if

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okay he's fourth behind deshun Watson

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Joe Burl and Lamar Jackson I'll okay yes

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they won 10 games last year so you know

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what the expectations because you and

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others have said this is a substantial

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quarterback upgrade in that room Russell

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Wilson Justin Fields compared to what

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they have so if they do not win more

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let's just say they don't win let's just

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say they still make the playoffs another

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is that 10 win 10 win they won 10 last

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year that's what I'm saying ain't

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nothing wrong with going another 10 wins

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as long as they get in long as they get

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in Shan Bakers can't be choosy right get

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in the playoffs get in the playoffs win

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one of them damn games and we good have

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your Steelers had the best off season

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thus far I believe they have Shannon I

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believe they have I mean I'm looking at

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Queen first of all you've upgraded your

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defense and you got somebody to rush the

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passer with TJ watt okay you still got

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Fitzpatrick and those boys in the

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secondary I have no doubt you got Joey

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Porter Jr so you got one of your your

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Corners solidified there you got to get

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another one but I like the Personnel

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that they have in places in Elite

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defense already offensively let's pay

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attention here do I like the fact that

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Deontay Johnson is going no they talking

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to Mike Williams they're one of the four

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teams I think he's going to visit this

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week Shannon if I remember correctly I

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think the Jets are going to be another

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team I think the Carolina Panthers are

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going to be another team and I forgot

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who else but damn it they a he going up

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he going to end up wanting to come to

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Pittsburgh now I know he's coming off

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the ACL injury so we'll see what he does

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okay but you got him okay you just

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acknowledge what they could do with the

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wide receivers they pluck them wide

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receivers out of college better than

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anybody right you got this cat pickings

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who's all World Fri boo is no joke okay

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your offensive line is improved and this

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kid jayen waren along with Naji Harris

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in the backfield all you needed was a

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quarterback somebody would a damn post

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behind Center that the opposing defenses

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new could be somewhat of a damn threat

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that's what they got I would have been

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happy if they got one of them never in

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my wildest dream Shannon that I believe

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they'd get both two quarterbacks that

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started at least 11 games last year and

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Russell Wilson and Justin Fields one

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older now all right possibly looking for

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a new contract but we'll see a Super

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Bowl champion a nine-time pro bowler and

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then you got a cat in Justin Fields who

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just 25 years of age all of a sudden the

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quarterback room is different now you've

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got potential at that spot and all you

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paid for was $1.2 million and a sixth

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round pick that at worst case scenario

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transitions to a fourth round pick if

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Justin Fields takes 51% of the snaps I'd

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say that's a huge win and I think the

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Pittsburgh Steelers have had a better

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free agency thus far than

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anybody I'm going to disagree I'm going

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to say Kansas City because I love the

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edition of Hollywood Brown because now

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we got that deep threat that we they

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have been missing and so now they're not

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going to going to have to Dink and dunk

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you think about what they did they

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resigned Chris Jones who now is the

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preeminent no questions about it Aaron

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Donald has retired he is the preeminent

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D tackle in all of football am I

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supposed to count him Shannon am I

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supposed where was he going Shannon

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where was he going I mean I don't count

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that hold on was he a free agent yes or

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no yeah yeah okay thank you was

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Hollywood like

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that hey hey but sometime sometimes

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Stephen A it's all about keeping your

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guys Drew qu uh tranquil who played

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really well came over from the Chargers

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last year played himself into a nice

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contract see what they're trying to do

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is like look we know people we like to

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have people in our system that's been in

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our system that understands they really

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want this three peat now if Mike

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Williams if he really wants to try to

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get a Super Bowl ring you know he'll

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take take a detour and go on and visit

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Kansas City can you imagine if Patrick

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Mahomes got a big body receiver that's

10:01

true I agree with that but last time I

10:04

checked that ain't happened so why I can

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understand now I might Williams ends up

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signing with the Chiefs I would flow

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with you but I'm supposed to believe

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that with Queen along with Russell

10:13

Wilson and Justin Fields with the

10:15

Personnel that the Pittsburgh Steelers

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have that Hollywood Brown going to the

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Kansas City Chiefs is the difference I'm

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not falling for that I'm not falling for

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that how he had over a th000 yards

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playing with uh Lamar he had over 700

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800

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with the quarter so can you imagine what

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now with Patrick having an opportunity

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to throw the ball over someone's head

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with rasheid rice and Kelsey work in the

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middle of the field oh I love this m I

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love this steepen let me ask you a

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question you can you imagine can we

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fantasize of what can we fantasize of

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what George Pickins is going to do with

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with with with with our quarterback at

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that spot how about that Shannon I'm

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fantasizing uh whether or not he's going

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to give me all the effort every single

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snap every single game yeah I fantasize

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about that Stephen I do oh let me ask

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you a question I'm not I'm not I'm not

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I'm I'm not I'm not absolving him from

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that kind of stuff we get all of that

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yes but you can speak to this better

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than most when you got a quarterback

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right yes and you looking at that

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quarterback room and you looking at an

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offensive coordinator that you got

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serious questions about with Matt Canada

11:20

at the time that did a lot of people

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felt that they didn't know what the hell

11:23

he was doing and then you got

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quarterbacks that you don't believe in

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that could lend itself towards level of

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frustration where you making more

11:30

business decision than football

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decisions on the football field I'm not

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saying it's right but am I accurate in

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in saying that yes yes but also you got

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to have to factor in this is Russ like

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fourth or fifth offense in the last

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three

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years yeah that's fair I don't I don't

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disagree with that I don't disagree with

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that but I I think that people see what

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bothers me about the Russ situation is

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that people are equating the Denver

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situation to Seattle in Seattle you had

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Pete Carroll now Russ wanted more

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because he wanted to get that bag that

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Seattle certainly was not going to give

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to him and that's why he facilitated his

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own departure and ultimately Gino Smith

12:08

coming in there and taking over Denver

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was a bit was a bad situation him and

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hacket in there was a disaster year one

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and year two the residue of what they

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had done was so egregious that sha

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Payton couldn't stand them and that had

12:23

a lot to do with that kind of stuff

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that's not about oh Russell Wilson can't

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play it was about a situation in Seattle

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they weren't willing to invest in him

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but so much long term and in Denver you

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had him and a coach who were oil and

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water true Stephen A I think the mistake

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the only mistake yeah we can look back

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and say hi Insight what they gave up to

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get him okay but Denver did not have to

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extend Russ he still had two years how

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about say you know what Russ we really

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want you because if you look at the

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draft Capital that we gave up to get you

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that should signify that we want you but

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we're going to let you play one year

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well if you plays one year now you're

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not going to do the long-term deal now

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you say Okay Russ you're going to have

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to play this this fifth year and we'll

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see what happens after that but when you

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gave up what you gave up to get him and

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now you releasing with 85 million uh uh

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dead cap money there is nobody you can

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go out and get in the free agent Market

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because they're going to eat up 50% to

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70% of the available cap space that you

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have left so that was that was the you

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compounded you exacerbated a problem

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that you already had had by giving up

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what you gave up and then you have that

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dead cap space Stephen A that you can't

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go out and get anybody else that's

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adequate to play the

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