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Experience rich related I've enjoyed it. More than I even expected to obviously, I'm blessed with the veteran Lincoln Kennedy offensive lineman at a Pro Bowl with the raiders after he was drafted in the first round by land. I've covered him when he played for the Washington huskies. And it's been great to be around someone who when we started the season with so much more familiar with the raider personnel. I certainly I had forgotten about the league is the turnover at manpower. So you know, back in the preseason doing those games. I laughed and told people listen they say that some of these players don't eat preseason. But I certainly did I tell you it the. The the game. The field is even smaller at what I mean by that is that the athletes today, you gave a run down there at the NFL today. The athletes today are are bigger and faster. The windows are narrower for the quarterbacks it much tougher physically. Just as the NBA Justice major league baseball humans have advanced. But I must say NPR jonquil is a good friend of mine and wish the coach. Well, he's been terrific offensive coordinator. Everybody knows they've got some defensive deficiencies that they're going to try to get over. And it was too bad that they had to let Khalil Mack. Oh, it's simply a matter of economics with the raiders in it. Everybody of the organization told me that he was a terrific young story to get the chance to cover a one on one because I was never around the buffalo college games and everybody in the organization wishes him. Well, he's off to a terrific start with the Chicago Bears. But to get back to your. Question. I I have enjoyed every snap. I I have to tell you. It's it's energized at old, man. If you know, what brand it's just like I said, it's it's where you should be. If that's where you want to be and I did about seven years of NFL total access next to Lincoln Kennedy. He's one of each just a great human, and and and a perfect partner. And I'm I'm I'm thrilled to hear that. You're you're you're enjoying it more than you. Then you thought now as for Khalil Mack. You know, the general sense is that there's gotta be some guys in that locker room certainly after no to start certainly after hearing Gruden over. And over say, we got to figure out where pass Russia's that. The guys in the locker room are upset or can't get over. The fact that Mack had to go as you as you put it what what can you tell us about the truth or or non truth of that belief? Well, I'm sure that some of the players are puzzled whenever John says we've got to have more of a pass rush. But it's a profession and these guys have got their own jobs. I to worry about I don't see any just walk shin because of it. I think that it everybody, although disappointed Khalil's not gonna be there with them anymore. I think the athletes from my observation have have moved forward. Now after you lose a tough game. Like they did in Denver, and they're off what their private groups or with their families or their friends. You don't obviously they're going to raise the issue. We probably could have won the game. They weren't going to beat the Rams either Khalil Mack was over. The Rams are definitely one of the teams that if they stay healthy could make it to the to the Super Bowl. But these guys are professionals the media Lakers on the story because that's what we do. And that's part of our job. That's creates interest. You know? The one of the things I like about it a lot which is that we have quit talking about politics around the NFL. And now we are talking about why did they get rid of this player or who do you play next and things like that? These are good football controversies this is where the league belongs. And I applaud them for that. I think they're off to a terrific start new this year. I think things like fits magic and Tampa Bay. You can't create a better story than having having this youngster who's out of Harvard been around the league long time when I looked at his stats yesterday and saw that he had completed more than seventy eight percent of his passes was averaging thirteen points with three Richard attempt. I said, you gotta be kidding me. This is indeed magic. So. So listen athletes move on this is a job. This is a profession. This is how they make a living for themselves and their family. They don't sit around and talk about these things as much as we do. No. I I hear you. So I'm loath to ask a question. But I will anyway, Mark Garrett goes the the attorney for Colin Kaepernick was saying on TMZ. I can't believe I'm saying these words, but it's true that it's possible that copper and it gets in the next week. And he said, I'll say this. If Al Davis was still alive, and then left his comment to be gleaned that it's maybe the raiders could be interested in have you heard anything on that front at all? I have heard absolutely nothing. But I wouldn't you wouldn't surprise me. I think a couple of things are are courage in in that regard, and that's affected. The Nike stock hit an all time high after the somewhat controversial ad listen. I thought cabernet good good voice over I. I was fascinated to watch it to me too. I agree with you. I agree with you. But anyway, though, is that I said also at the top that gruden's. He's notoriously unhappy with his quarterback room it seems year in and year out. I mean, he as we know he swapped at east swapped out everybody that was underneath Derek Carr under the depth chart at the eve of the season. And you know, it's just interesting seeing John back in the mix, and that might be something that he's trying to tinker with and seeing if capper Nick might be a fit there don't know. You know, we we will see what what John thanks going forward. Derek was you know, he was no better than that one of the average quarterbacks in game one. But again, I go back to that. Man. Defense of the second half was pretty good and last week against Denver. He was excellent. And as long as they keep him upright and healthy. And that's true. Any other quarterback in the in the NFL? But I certainly certainly. Knowing Mark Davis, by the way. And I think I have to tell you what you have to move on from Al to Mark. Okay. Okay. Mark would not be opposed to having cabernet come into that team. If that's what if that's what John thanks could could improve the football team. And it comes down to that to tell you the truth. But in terms of that, I have to tell you I have not had any discussion with anybody, including John gluten about the possibility of signing. A cabinet Brent Musburger here on the rich Eisen show. Are the Rams now the odds on favourite there in? Yeah. Yeah. Because simply because the patriots have taken a step back, obviously, the patriots were the favourite here. Rich up simply because the feeling among the bookmakers is at the AFC a little weaker doesn't have the depth of the NFC. But with the patriots losing they won't ready to push the Jaguars to the top. Even though I believe the check wars or a legitimate contender, especially they keep four net. Healthy I was around him a lot at LSU when he gets Nick up from time to time. He's awfully good. When he's when he's ready to go. But the Rams would be the favourite right now. They'll wait and see what the Vikings are gonna come up with a kicking game there in the third receiver. They will be up there on the top five. Also all eyes on on watchers in the injured knee with the Green Bay Packers tonight. Of course, a game on the NFL network is, you know, I honestly think to Cleveland. Browns are going to break through and and win tonight. I can't believe I'm saying. Favored their favorite for the first time, and you know, here at the big super contest where those of us who rented we pick five games week against the spread over the west gate. And if you go in on a Thursday night game the Browns are favored for the first time says two thousand fifteen I believe it is their favored by field goal. I put them in as as one of my entry. So I had to get the I had to get all five of my picks in last night. But I can't remember picky. The Browns at all last year. And I think that defense is ready to go that coordinator is going to be oh, he's gonna be so tough for Sam darnold. Let's viewpoint tonight. Because there's nobody nobody likes to blitz. More than the Cleveland defensive staff and they're coming after the youngster tonight. And I also I do want to applaud Hugh Jackson. You know, I'm not a huge fan of that one loss record. I happen to agree with keeping Baker Mayfield on the sideline. I know a lot of people listen if you look around the league at the very Krim de LA creme if you look at Brady and you look at Rogers neither of them were pushed in and made to play their rookie seasons. I still think having come off college beat I will tell you that this game is so much fiercer so much tougher than what any of these youngsters face in college. I believe that every rookie quarterback even visa I players selected should be on that sideline. At least one year watching observing and learning, and I just think it's going to be really tough for darnold tonight against that Brown's defense short week two against Greg Williams, who as you pointed out in a in a very nice ways, all kinds of crazy. You know? And he he's an, you know, interestingly enough we had Trent Dilfer Brent on earlier this week. And he he believes that Patrick Mahomes would not have thrown ten touchdowns over. For the first two weeks for the first quarterback to ever do that the NFL if he wasn't sitting behind Alex Smith and watching for fifteen starts last year. I totally agree. Totally agree with that, you know. And so, you know, it's interesting. So who your are mandated ask or your other four teams that you think are gonna win this week brought Musburger. Well, let me let me go to the one. That might surprise listen there were a few stadiums around the NFL that have a college environment. And that's where the crowds, I think do help one of them certainly is up in the northwest in Seattle and the Seahawks are lethal at home in the month of September. If you go back and look at the records that lethal in their home opener. They're giving only two points to the Cowboys. So I'm all in on the Seahawks another stadium where I have been with dick for meal was head coach I went into watch several times and the chiefs crowd will be electric in there. Patrick Mahomes as you mentioned off to such a great start ten touchdown passes. Two games. Giving six and a half to San Francisco. I I'm all in that game to going going with the chiefs. I also I'm going to go back on the Jaguars hate to give nine and a half. But in watching the NFL network, I don't think mariota's going to be able to go when I watched him credit throw a couple of passes you had some clips from practice. I don't think he's anywhere close to one hundred percent and the Jaguars won't fall asleep earlier like like Houston did it Nashville last week. And then I'm going to be a Homer, I'm going to be a Homer in my fifteen was raiders catching sweet full admitted. I have a biased factor. But I think in this one I'm going to catch the golfing. Speaking ahead. They have to be pretty satisfied about being over the next week. They play the New England Patriots divisional game and more than anything else that dolphin fans. Want to beat the patriots? I lived in south Florida longtime. I know I know what that's like they beat him at home. Home last year. And I think that the raiders have a chance have a chance here to sneak up on is the first time you've covered a game in south Florida NFL game in south Florida. The time you heard Nemeth you set you sat with them poolside when he made the guarantee for Super Bowl three Brent. It's a very good question. It it. It could have been the first first game. First time I was around. And what memories rich in there? The day before two days when that famous picture is taken if you can imagine journalists being able to walk back to the pool and there's your Super Bowl quarterback. And and you're back there with an informal conversation with him, I had Joel look pretty close to me in the Jupiter Florida area, and I had him autograph. I think it might be the only time that I've asked an athlete to autograph a picture or anything for me. And and he did he's he's such a good guy down there. He anytime youngsters or even old stirs come up to him and asked for an autograph. He's so patient, Richard and such a good guy. But that's a game. I'll never forget. Because I was I was not a broadcasting while I did work for radio station along with newspaper manager cargo when I stood next to Howard Cosell on the deck and Howard was a long time. I will tell you Joe Willie. Davis is going to win this young man that colts are. Choking. They coats are choking Joe Willie. Neighbors win the I'll never forget that whole weekend..