And, um, I decided to one simply about two guys in particular nous and as Kurt Cousins and Jimmy G.
So this weekend they play against each other.
Uh, I'm a Vikings fan.
We had to San Francisco at the window over the New Orleans Saints, and they play each other, right? So nothing is.
How do you know? How do you know? Um, how to judge quarterbacks and what scale do you put them? Boy, you have to first know who they are.
We'll have a quarterback.
It is, um, these are dead nature light.
Do they need this type of receiver running game, things like that.
So, guys who are on the all time great Lis Yeah, Tom Brady payment.
Joe Montana's John Elway's you have? Ah, I think Aaron Rodgers, Russell Wilson and Pat Mahomes will be on that list of the all time greats when it's all said and done.
But for now you have that tear that elite Hall of Fame class that first ballot guys did.
Then you have Do you have a tear of not great, but all time good, and you know when you have the right team, you have to capitalize and no one to win.
So, for example, for cousin that Jimmy Gina's Weekend, you're talking about a four Niner seen who can run the ball effectively and on defense, stop other people from scoring a top 10 in scoring defense.
When it comes to running the football, the Vikings are top 10 as well and scoring defense and top six and running.
So you had two teams who for their quarterbacks helped about the best because they run the ball but not pull out a pressure on their guys.
And secondly, and secondly, they can stop other teaching score.
Okay, so that's That's the two things that Minnesota and the service before Niners have in common.
Um, nothing they have in common is couched in the hand.
Of course, both quarterbacks and you have to know when to Ah, you know, when you signed this, these quarterbacks both had big contracts.
When it's time when it's bound to be paid and, um, Arctic, are they gonna live up to that contract? Are you ever gonna live up to that Full and guarantee contract or Jimmy G's instance, only started, like five or six games and boom he's making mega money.
Can they win when they have to win for those two guys is like you have a lot of peaks and valleys. Okay.
Um Ah, lot of quarterbacks in this lead.
That's not the all time.
Great, but all time good has peaks and valleys, and the other times they are just average.
Okay, so I could name you a couple quarterback.
So let's start right now with Philip Rivers.
So he has no soup bowl appearances.
Ah, one conference championship of periods.
Um, and for the most part, you know how the charges have been.
So, uh, there, There there peaks.
Philip Rivers Peaks as a quarterback, right? 2006 14 and 2 2007 11 5 2009 13 3 and 2018.
Last year there was, what, 12 and four they had five.
C couldn't deal with the division, um, mixing with his valleys his team, whether where they're not there, they're below standard, right for a quarterback of his nature.
So you have 2015 those four twelves on 16 5 and 11 and this past season 12 19 5 and 11 says three peaks into three valleys.
Move it and then seven other times he's been 798897 Somewhere in that range, where you know injuries happening.
The defense is not up to par.
The running game is not there.
He doesn't have the offensive line.
We could move on to another quarterback, Matt Ryan.
Same thing he actually been to carpet championships.
Ah, they blew against the four.
Nana's in blue again to the pages were on toward 20 to 3.
But for the Falcons, you know, they've been high.
And then recently they have been low because what defense have been hurt? I don't know whether Dan Quinn is the guy or not.
Ah, lot of question marks on him.
Ah, Kyle Shanahan left office, took a deal and think, you know, things that may be so He he has.
He has only two valleys, 13 and 14 where he's their flat. Sorry.
And another one's therefore for ah, plateau out called it when you're 798897 Seasons.
And he almost capitalized on his opportunity.
Yep, 23 in the Super Bowl.
So that year you're talking about extort.
That defense was pretty good.
And on top of that, he was playing at a Evie plea.
EVP all pro level as the denies that he did get that season.
See, Philip Rivers never got EVP so that 14 and two season lt was on the team and, you know, come to find out they lost first time they play.
So this thing bled that you got the Matthew staffers in the word same.
He No, he Yeah, the lions are the lines, but he had a lot of mediocre seasons as well.
One could say, outside of common, Johnson and Darken Soup.
He didn't have the stars to help him when he didn't really have the coaching once.
Don't you know? Not having Ah, when Jim Call will left Patricia coming in on the other stuff like he never had the the firepower to match up.
Especially when you have all time, great year, division and Rogers.
You have the Vikings who are always consistent, and the Bears who always up and down That's another guy.
Um I think all time good, cause he's not all time great to me, Eli Manning and we know about the Giants like they was winning a lot of games early with a great defense and Michael straight hand, where he had Tiki Barber, Brenda Jacobs.
Let's goes on another one of those he had and and then you see, you set out to see the dip because when he doesn't have the defense, when he doesn't have the running game or before, or that Beckham got there, he didn't have the receivers.
Is only so much he can do because he's not all time.
So you, when you get these contact with quarterbacks, you have to realize like we're gonna have these these seasons where Okay, if it weren't for this and this and this, we would have won 11 games, been in the playoffs, win the division, but because off our D tackled injury corners, injuries, the office court, they're not up to par.
You have different reasons why you know why you struggle right? And we're looking like a payment.
For example, you look at his resume light.
He didn't have any.
He didn't have really no no plateau seasons.
I mean, we first came in the seat and Lee, 98 2000 one.
That was his worst two seasons every other every other season he played, plus team wins like all time great Tom Brady, plus 10 wins every time he stepped on the field.
Um, one guy, you know, everybody want to put in the top five? I can't do it.
And as Jew breeze, um, I've been in the top 10 quarter going time.
Don't get me wrong, but he's he's he's a He's a interesting Goku like he's the The meter that you have to reach to get all time.
Great because he didn't take advantage of his opportunities is, well, he would have been a soup bowl one time common championships to other times.
And he has a lot of a lot of plateau season where there was average.
And that's what because of the defense and who nobody's saying that that the Copes had an all time great defense.
It may, even when the pages after their Richard Seymour's and running Harrison's all retired.
It was all the offense and Tom Brady got in there, so he's that he's that middle.
He's that that that that line that you want to reach right and we'll talk about these quarterbacks and Kurt Cousins and Jimmy G So opportunity of a lifetime.
Because Kirk cousins and in Washington we know the roster was not good yet.
He was right there. 500.
Um, he had count here, caution ahead, and Vale stabbed a group.
So he had that he had the office of minds.
Um, defense, You know, if I was okay? Nothing.
Nothing to sneeze at.
Nothing to be scared off as offers a coordinator, But yet they want some division titles.
And, like I said, 97 8 next season.
And Kurt before this season never never got that.
That peak, that peak level.
And this season, they have been I mean, he lost too.
Lost the green Bane Chicago early in the season with the struggles.
And then, boom, they bounce back, and then you gotta think Okay.
At Seattle? No, No feeling.
No, who knows how that game would have been if cooking and dealing were there? Um, against the chiefs out on the road, it was bound to happen that the Chiefs won't win a game.
Even without Pat Mahomes, there's no way they were losing four games at home.
That's just not the chief's Wait, um, and then and in the season.
But the Packers, you know, they had they had a game plan, but without Cook without Madison, they just couldn't do it.
Dealer wasn't really 100% yet, but he has his defense.
We went into New Orleans this past weekend and they was able to stop.
They're gonna stop Drew Brees.
Drew Brees was flustered all game long, and you saw without running game boom down uncooked. What couldn't be stopped.
Second half, they It's changed schemes up and things like that.
And there was able to get to the quarterback, not about getting control cooked into a bottle.
And he had a head like the native two yards in the second half.
But he did have some big rules in the second half.
Um, but you saw there will be able to hit the place that dealing touchdown game one of the car right off.
He hit days when he needs you on the third down.
Like it was multiple situation in that game.
Where you seeing Kirk cousins take over? You see him take over this season against the lions.
You've seen them to come back because the Bronco's come against Seattle and this is this is his peak year. He has a lot of plateaus.
He doesn't have any values right now, but this this is his peak year win.
When they were 10 and six, I'm gonna say 10 and five.
Nobody played against that.
Bears that bears game.
He was tending five this season, and now they had the chance to go into San Francisco.
You one game away from a championship where to be honest on paper, he they have it would have a bit of roster Get Seattle or Green Bay.
Okay, um, they would have the coat with the most experience with Mike Zimmer.
Of course, Pete care of there.
But you also get cubicle staff as well.
So you have experienced staff a great roster.
And you know, if you can go into this right here when these are the peak years that you have to take advantage of, Like Matt Ryan did get to the Super Bowl in 4017 against the Patriots and contraception game where they he should take advantage of.
But he did, saying that every Jew breezeway Oh, not it took event, they warn against Minnesota in the championship game, but he couldn't take advantage against Chicago.
The conversation should game before the last year against the Rams.
Now I know you want to say, Oh, what about the past? The first call? They had the ball in overtime.
Jew breeze through the pick, lost the game.
So I'm not gonna, well, country and cry by their hearts are we won't.
But he said, a chance to go in game, Dan take advantage of the opportunity.
Um, so I'm saying that occurred.
Cousins this This is the time that he needs to.
He needs to take advantage of because this Minnesota Vikings roster has been together for for quite a bit.
I would say since Mike Zimmer's tenure there, they have all been together and you got kids playing the all pro level feelings Back to 100% looked like after that game, Diggs has been bawling all season down.
That Cook is actually there and healthy.
The office of Linus healthy the defense and started all healthy, even though Rose has been open all year long and Wayne hasn't been no better yet this past weekend, there was able to shut down my Thomas.
There's ever to shut down Jared Cook and eat out of a Camaro, so they're all healthy.
This is the time, because all the times we can point to met Ryan and say, Well, he didn't have the defense or master.
Oh, he didn't have the defense jewelry.
Didn't have the defense.
So we're in or any any other excuse in the book that you want to use like Joe Flacco for he's another guy like this.
Like that when he had that one good year.
What a superb Oh, he took advantage of that great defense And Ray Lewis not on boys able to win the championship.
So you got to give anyone, cause because how often How often will you see? Ah, healthy defense held the office.
I mean, the only person is missing is is McKinsey.
Alexander and Mike use your third in your four corners, so I mean, in third quarter out, you know, then you're not.
You should be a good team in the first place.
Right? Um so I'm gonna let me change gears to Jimmy G with the saint with the same idea.
So they're at home 13 and three this season.
One seed in the playoffs.
I mean, come on, look at the team.
They played that looking from this whole this whole season Couch and, in my opinion, is the best offensive minded football.
Um, what name to scheme? Anything up when you have seven Coleman, Brita and most of best.
As scary as it is already, you got the best side of the football mail sent, Debo said.
He said, I'm a bloodstock alone.
Ah, they got all these different guy like kindred born and you know you have petted sometimes and got going, going with, you know, different problems.
But the office allows was hurt early this season, but now they're back with their tackles.
McGlinchy and Stan Stanley, your fullback is back.
And Count du sik and the defense now they have been banged up.
But guess what you got.
D four came back. He's coming.
He should be playing this weekend.
Um, kwon Alexander is back.
Sherman has more time.
The rest of the hamstring.
Um, so you you got you in the same boat? Minnesota and foreigners are in the same exact boat.
As far as being healthy, having a good coach and experienced coach, Um, it on top of that canvas.
The fancy I was coordinated he's getting is getting head coaching looks and same thing for the defense calls.
For four times I saw Robert, I can't say his last name, still isolated, whatever this, But he's gonna look for the Browns as well.
So it was like Now do you have a head coaching? You have a good head coaching the team.
You also have a coordinator who the NFL world thinks he should be a coach.
So you have all that in play.
A healthy roster team, a team that both team defense's can stop people from scoring.
You have a top 10 running attack.
These are all the keys to success.
You have all the weapons you need.
I mean, look at her cousin.
I mean, Washington.
He had Crowder means Sean Jackson.
We'd healthy, but now you got dealing digs coward.
Rudolf Dalvin Cook is a monster on other Hey, Jimmy G has Sanders, Bebo Kiddo and the running the stable of running backs like these guys had opportunity lifetime to submit themselves in NFL history with the with the Joe Flacco's of the world.
You know, even when Trent Dilfer got it, took advantage of his opportunity.
But you got a pain man in with the Broncos, like God.
Guys who were in that? Ah, not payment.
But guys are in the all time good category.
You have to you have to take advantage when, when necessary.
Matt Ryan, who I think is really good.
Like people want to heap on him.
But But yet, you know, most times he doesn't have a team.
And when he had Couch and was MVP level quarterback, it was what? Ah, half away, 3 31 quarter of the way of winning the Super Bowl before they blew it.
Like you gotta take advantage.
Eli Manning took advantage twice, and that's it. Yes, Tom Brady.
With that defense, he would not went down, just like just like, uh, her cousin didn't.
And this the Saints last week went down and hit the game winner on a man, and you walked off the stage so to super activities.
So you haven't take advantage when you in the all time good range because guys like Philip Rivers, um he would never behave whenever he would never get him today and just something he would never get to.
He's almost to the forties.
And, you know, it was that was that could come start clicking this. It's time to go.
Um, I won't say another guy who's probably in the all time or that that line of all time great all time good is probably big.
Been because he won a Super Bowl when he was younger when they had that great defense.
And, you know, when the defense were the defense wasn't top five, but he Antonio Brown a Lady Belle.
It couldn't get over the hump of the Patriots.
So, um, you know, he didn't take advantage later his career when he was actually his prom.
But yet he's another Corvette that that doesn't have The Valley's doesn't have the four and 12 the five and 11 seasons.
So with Kirk cousin Jimmy G date, neither one home have a Valley.
They always been 500 or, you know, Jimmy G.
When he's undefeated in New England, coming in at in the season against foreign honors when he goes, what 60 Notre in the season and as a starter thingy.
McGee's like 21 5 Kirk Cousins is, I want to say, 19 and 12 and one some like that so that they're both above 500 and yet, you know, way always ragging her cousin's not goingto, um, nothing to him as a Viking.
Um, but we always always get this narrative about these guys, these all time good quarterbacks.
And they're not Tom Brady.
They're not paying men.
And they're not Joe Montana.
Aaron Rodgers did not Brett Farve, so don't expect for them to.
You know, you can't really just success on whether or not they're winning a lot of Super Bowls that just Tom Brady's out like, perhaps six.
Um, I think one or two is all you really need.
And for a guy, for a guy like, Well, I like her cousin Gala Jimmy G.
This is the perfect opportunity, and I mean, it was right on the table.
I think the winner of this game, this game this Saturday, will win the school in the Super Bowl.
Um, and I know that's crazy to say, but you're talking about a roster who who have different ways of being you, both of these teams could do it.
And, you know, as a Vikings fan, obviously I want to solve the wind.
I wanted to go on a road win again, but, you know, even if it doesn't happen, But these are the opportunities you can't you can't let slip away.
So because yeah, ask that stadium already, But we'll see.
I think it's gonna be a great game.
Eyes the first game of the week.
Four daughters get already.
I mean, Vikings on only they play Sunday, actually Saturday so and travel with.
But so far this season, when they travel west there three and one.
So no, they they have They have a good opportunity.
I think Jimmy G and Kirk cousins can submit them themselves this week, and, uh, they can go into soup.
Oh, either one of you could win the Super Bowl in that everybody up for a long, long time because they won't be quiet back through the rivers.
That won't be quiet about that, Ryan.
And then when the soup bone cancer game.
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