A job of a Sports general manager

Episode 134 May 03, 2024 00:59:48
A job of a Sports general manager
Slack isTalk
A job of a Sports general manager

May 03 2024 | 00:59:48


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jason slack

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With draft season in effect for mostly all sports, Slack talks about the job of a general manager and the mistakes that they often make.

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Now, I'm your host, film producer, Jason Slack, and today is Thursday, May 2, 2024. And as all y'all sports fans know, it is draft season. This past weekend alone, we had on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday. We had the NFL draft. Last week. Also at the same time as the NFL draft, we also had. For all you wrestling fans like me, we had the WWE draft held on Friday and Monday. We are now in the month of May. And you know, as you know, all you NBA fans, the NBA draft is not too far behind. You know, I think that's happening next month, I believe, like June 25 or, you know, the last. The last Tuesday. Is it the last Tuesday of the month? Something like that. Somewhere between the 25th or the 28th. So we have the NBA draft, you know, coming up right around the corner right after the playoffs. You know, we had the WNBA draft not too long ago. You know, it's just draft season. This is that time of the year. So since, you know, since we all in that state of mind about the draft, you know, since we got that vibe going, you know, everybody is excited about who they team got or who they team didn't get, and it's just the talk of the town. I wanted to take this episode to talk to y'all about some of the weird things about the draft, you know, I want to talk to you about the weird things of the draft. I want to talk to you about mistakes that a lot of general managers make in each sport. I want to talk about, you know, certain things you look for and prospects. I just want to give y'all my expertise because I think I would make it one hell of a general manager, man. You know, whether it's basketball or football, you know what I'm saying? Like, I got the mind, man. I got the sports mind, you know what I'm saying? Holler at your boy. But here, I'm here to drop some knowledge on y'all, man. You know, all the professional general managers, like, they need to tune into this, you know what I'm saying, to get some game, and maybe they do their job a lot better. Now, I want to thank all my listeners for tuning in to this special sports crossover show that I do with the sports corps network. You know, I'm a sports analyst over there as well. And, you know, I've been hitting y'all with a lot of crossover shows lately, and it's just been getting a lot of love, man, a lot of love, you know what I'm saying? Like I said, you know, it's that time of the year where, you know, there's stuff happening on all sports right now. You know what I'm saying? It's a hot time of the year if you're a sports fan. So, you know, I want to. I want to take advantage of that, you know, for all my. My fans and my listeners. I know some of y'all, some of y'all, like, all the shows, some of y'all are sports fans. Some of y'all, like the regular life content that I put out, you know? You know, some of y'all might be either or. For those of y'all, that's. That's more tuned in, you know, more. More looking forward to the life content. I just want you to know that I'm definitely getting back to that. It hasn't gone anywhere. You know, I got the sports show. You know, last week I had the GMB boys on. They doing a thing. They just released a new video. Also, they have an event coming up this weekend that I want to talk to you about. Look out for that information on social media. I want you all to be there. I'll be in the building. And basically, I just want you to know, man, that regular content ain't going nowhere. I know we've been doing a lot of sports and stuff lately, and I'm just spreading the wealth, but let's get into it. Let's get into it now. On this episode, you know, I might, you know, mention my teams here and there, the jets, the Bulls, you know, the Mets. I'll be honest with you, I'm not into the baseball draft too much. This is mainly going to be about the NBA draft and the NFL draft. And I'm going to mention some other sports here and there, but this is mainly like the NFL draft and the NBA draft. And, you know, I'm not gonna focus on. I'm gonna do some separate content on, you know, what my teams and my favorite players have going on and what we did in the draft. But this one is not just about my team. This is about the draft process, period. And, you know, some of the things that go on, you know, during the draft. And this is about giving general managers game, and whoever, you know, wants to be a general manager, they need to listen to this, you know what I'm saying? Cause I got a lot of stuff to share, you know what I'm saying? I feel like I'm an expert at this, man. I'd be a damn good general manager, man. My team would have multiple championships, you know what I'm saying? It's only smart, but let's get into it. Let's get into it, I guess, you know, since we just had the NFL draft, I'll start with the NFL. Right. First of all, you know, congratulations to Caleb Williams, quarterback, for being picked number one by the Chicago Bears. You know, congratulations to all them cats. You know, you get to live out a dream. You know, you've been dreaming to this day since you were a kid, something that you've been looking forward to. The college season has ended in so many months, and this has been on your mind ever since. You know, a lot of dreams came true. A lot of people can rest, like knowing they can afford to feed their families. Now, that's the main thing that's the most important thing. And, you know, just going out there showcasing your ability, doing what you do, and then being able to give other people jobs and opportunity, you know what I'm saying? Putting other people on, that's what it's all about. But I want to talk. I want to start off by talking about some of the weirdness of these drafts that be taking place, man. And there's one in particular case that that happens all the time and it just happened again. And I have absolutely nothing against this player at all. I wish him the best. I hope he succeed. I have nothing against his college team. You know, I'm not a big college. I don't have a college football team. You know, I just watch the game. I watch certain players and stuff like that go at each other, things of that. I don't really have a college football team. I have nothing against this player, nothing against this professional team now. And I'm talking about quarterback JJ McCarthy, who was drafted by the Minnesota Vikings. Actually, shout out to JJ McCarthy because, you know, because of him, Minnesota was willing to make a trade with my jets. And, you know, we got a fourth rounder and a fifth rounder, I believe, for moving back one spot, this little, you know, extra draft capital. You know what I'm saying? So shout out to JJ McCarthy for that, man. I appreciate that. And we turned that in. We did some things with that. So, you know, I appreciate him, man, but this has nothing to do with him at all. It's like the general managers and the announcers and the people that do content on the draft and the insiders and stuff like that. This has nothing to do with the actual players right now. JJ McCarthy is a champion. The minute about to say Minnesota, the Michigan Wolverines, they won the championship this past season. So he's a champion. You know, y'all know how I feel about championships. Regardless of what sport. You a champion. You the man. Bottom line. You know what I'm saying? Like, people should be. You should be respected as such. People should talk about you. You the best. You know, you the best of that sport has to offer at the time. All that good stuff. A champion is a champion, baby. You know what I'm saying? Y'all know how I feel about that now. The Wolverines, they won the championship. Okay? Boom. So they win. They win the chip. The season ends, right? Season is over. In the college football season, the end. Now, after the season, it's a time where people come out and they announce their intentions. Whether you plan on returning to school nowadays, it's either way, are you planning on returning to school or you plan on going pro? But nowadays there's a third will involved and that third wheel is called entering the transfer portal. Now the transfer portal has become a major topic lately, so much so, man, that I'm planning on doing an episode about that soon because my team is getting hit up as well, you know, about the new rules and everything. So it's either three things after the season, either you're going back to school, you're transferring, or. Or you going pro right now. JJ McCarthy decides to enter the draft. He wants to go pro. Rightfully so. Man, you just won a championship. You riding high. You know what I'm saying? You're going out with a bang, man. You going out on top. Now he decides to go pro. So his college career is officially over, right. He would never be able to play another college game again. He's now what you call a professional. So all he has left is, you know, doing workouts for teams, the combine if he showed, so choose his pro day, you know, Michigan holes, you know, the pro day. All, you know, all of his team and his teammates, they showcase their ability and they work out things of that nature. They do the football, run the football, all things football related. You know, I'm saying regarding, regarding a position, the position that they play and everything, that's all you can do. He's not going to play another football game until he reaches the NFL. That's the bottom line right now. I say that to say whoever, all these general managers in the NFL, right? If you need a quarterback, if you're responsible for doing the drafting for your team and you need a quarterback, and JJ McCarthy is just announced that he's entering the draft, right. The only thing that you could do is go back and look at his college career because, you know, you look at his college career, look at his workouts and, you know, the combine if he chooses to go there, right. But I'm gonna say it again, his last game was the championship. That's his last game is in the books. I keep saying that and I keep stressing that to say after his last game is over with, right. And this is not dismal. Happens a lot. A lot after he plays, you know, his last game, right. That's when, you know, these mock drafts start piling up. You know, people coming out of the woodworks making predictions, saying what they think, this person is going to be drafted here. This, this person is going to go there. This person is going to be first. This person is going to be dirt. Draft season is officially under the underway after the college championship is over with, right? So let me tell you what happens. Michigan wins the championship. McCarthy plays his last game. All of a sudden, all the draft experts, all the announces analysis, everybody sports related that has an opinion. They all say that JJ McCarthy is expected to go in the second round. Anywhere from the second round or the third round of the NFL draft. That was the original prediction after his last game was the second round. The third round. That's what the story. That's what the words on the street were. Second or third round. If you wanted to be able to drive JJ McCarthy. Now, what's really weird to me is the season. The college season is over at the end of J. What? Not, excuse me? Not the end of January. In the beginning of January. Around January 9, I believe it is. That's when. Yeah, about January 9, 7th the night, give or take, that second week of January. That's when the season is over. Right? So let's say, just to make it even, let's say at the end of January, that's when the first mock draft comes out, right? First mock draft come out. You don't have McCarthy in the first round. You watched this kid won the championship. You watched this last game, you watched his whole college career, and you don't have him in the first round at all. This is like anonymous, all mob drafters, mock drafters, all experts, NFL insiders, GM's, everything. There's nothing, nothing out there that says McCarthy is a first round pick in January after he wins the championship, right? So you do that first mock, then maybe like the draft is not until the end of April. So you got three months of this. You got a whole three months of this. Mock drafts, people saying there's people that. A whole three months, man, it's a long process. It's a long wait, long drag out, right? So then February comes, right? Still got them. Still nobody has them in the first round, right? All of a sudden, some time go by, some weeks go by, some days go by, all that good stuff. All of a sudden you start to hear, well, this guy could go on the first round. Now, some time goes by, days go by, weeks go by. Then you hear, wait, this dude could go on the top ten. Days go by. Then you can hear, well, you'd be lucky if he gets past pick number five. Now, you should be at the point where you see where I'm going with this. So, like, let me get this straight. Let me get this straight. The guy wins the championship he completes his college career, right, in early January. Y'all do y'all first mock draft. And nobody has this dude in the first round, right? This is all after his last game. You already, you already watched his last game. You already watched his college career. You know how he dosed the ball, you know his height, you know his weight, you know if he can run or not. You seen some tape. Nobody has this guy in the first round all of a sudden. Fast forward to, I don't know, five or six weeks or eight weeks later, he went from, he played no more games during this time. He played no more games. All of a sudden. This dude went from being a second round pick to being a first rounder. Then he went from being a first rounder to all the way in the top ten. He went from being in the top ten to, wait a minute, this guy might go number five. He climbed that big of a ladder without playing another game. Now I'm having a hard time with this. I'm having a hard time with this. Back in the day, right when I played, when I played basketball, the way that I was taught that you can increase your stock, increase your value, is to add something to your game. What I mean by adding something to your game, let's say you're a basketball player, right? Let's say you're known as a shooter. When I first started, I was a shooting specialist. That's all I did was shoot the ball. I didn't really care much about rebounding. My offense was better than my defense. Shooting was my 1st, second and third thing. And then everybody, everything else came after that. So I got, I got the reputation of being a shooter, which is, which is good. But I'm different. You know, I take things. I take everything as motivation. When I got the reputation as a shooter, instead of like, I was happy on the inside about it, but I looked at it as if people were saying all I could do is shoot. And I took offense to that. When I took offense to that, it motivated me to go to the gym and work on my legs so I could be able to rebound. It motivated me to have a bigger interest on the defensive end. It motivated me to become a better passer, show these people that I could do more than shoot. That's how you increase your value. That's how you boost your. That's how you boost your stock. That's how your stock goes up by performance. What I'm trying to figure out is how did his stock rise in a month and a half without him ever playing another game. I just don't get that logic now. You know, I just want to make myself clear. This is not hating. This ain't got nothing to do with him. Like I said at the beginning, this is about the NFL insiders, the mock drafters, the experts, the people that have inside information about who's going where, what, how, and when. This is more about them. JJ McCarthy, for all I know, might go on to become a star. I have nothing against him. I have nothing against the Vikings. I hope he has a great career. I hope he makes his money, take care of his family, put up numbers each and every week. Each week that he's not playing the jets, I'm gonna throw that in there. You know, I have nothing against him. The kid, he might go on to become a star, and this is no way to try to, you know, diss him. I'm just using, you know, using him for an example. The point I'm trying to make is that the player that he is, on the day that he got drafted, he was the same exact player. The day after he won the college football championship, he didn't play any games. He. His stock didn't go up. You know, he still has the same game. Now, if for some reason, you. You were a person that only watched the football championship game, and that was your one and only time that you have ever seen him play, and then after that, you went and got some film on him, and you watched his whole career, and that turned you on, and that made you say, wait a minute, this dude is a little bit better than I thought, or you went in and you saw some things differently and stuff like that, I could buy that. But if you already seen his college tape and, you know, his championship game, there's no way you could have done anything different of him that month, two months in between the championship game and the draft, because he didn't play a game. And when I come back here on the Slackest Talk podcast, I want to talk to you about how a lot of general managers are making a lot of big mistakes when evaluating talent. Stay tuned. It's the slackest Tall podcast. If you are a musician, dj, podcaster, radio host, or you do anything dealing with an audio platform, check out a company called Sonar. They specialize in musical WordPress games and services. If you are looking for a good mp3 audio player for your radio station or something to showcase selling your music online, Sonar is right for you. They have hundreds of professional templates for you to choose from and to give you the look you're looking for. Visit Sonar IO. That's Sonaario. And set yourself apart from the competition. Welcome back here on the Slackest Talk podcast, aka the Talk of the TV Town. Now, where if you a sports fan, we in the middle of what you call draft season. The NFL draft was this past week. A couple weeks before that, we had the WNBA draft. We also had the WWE draft this past week. And also the NBA draft is just a couple of weeks away. So if you are a sports fan and you a draft fan, this episode is for you. Now back to our conversation. You know, before I left off, I told you that I want to talk to you about a lot of the mistakes that general managers make. And these mistakes cost them their jobs. It cost the franchise. Sometimes in some ways, it actually sets the franchise back some years. And to give you some examples of that, right, sometimes, I think sometimes in life, man, we just overthink things in a lot of ways. It's easy just to keep things simple. It's smart to keep things simple. And the biggest example of this in basketball is Detroit picking Darko Millicic over Carmelo Anthony. Excuse me, Carmelo Anthony, now, the general manager of Detroit would probably never admit this, and, you know, he shouldn't. You know, if you ever ask him, he's going to tell you. We thought, dawk, always the better player. You know, he had more upside, he had more potential. You know, he's. If you ask him, he's going to say all the right things. But here on the slackest talk podcast, man, we know how to read between lines and we tell you the truth. We tell you the truth. Nothing but the truth and the whole truth. The truth of the matter is, you know, there's a, there's a thought process and there's an idea that in almost any sport, if you're picking, if your team is picking in the top five, there's a lot of teams that feel as though that they feel as though they can't go wrong. You know, if you pick in the top five, as long as you pick, you know, a player that's ranked in the top five, you can't go wrong. You should automatically be getting a good player, you know, regardless of fit or whatever, you know, you should be getting a good player at that, at that spot. If you look, I guess, past the talent and just go on the rankings and stuff like that, I can see why you maybe feel like that. But as, you know, like, that's not the case all the time. You could be a bus and go number one. You could go number two, you know what I mean? There's no guarantees at all. Now back to Dawko. Detroit general manager would say all the right things, but here's what happened, right? Everybody knew. Everybody knew who Carmelo Anthony was. Everybody know he was the best player coming out. You know, hands down, you know, he was a champion in college. He was just a man. What the Detroit general manager did was he tried to get cute. Now, in today's basketball game, you know, overseas is a big part of the NBA. I mean, a big part. It has evolved. It has evolved to the point where there's probably, this year alone, there's probably like five players from overseas going in the top ten in the draft. You know, it has gotten to the point where people get drafted overseas and then you don't see them to three or four years. They call it draft and stash. It has evolved big time. But when Detroit made this pick, it wasn't as big. At the time. A lot of people didn't know who Darko was. Detroit junior manager thought, you know, hey, you know, yeah, I got Carmelo Anthony here, but if I pick Darko and he pans out, I look like a genius because there's not too many people that know him. So it looked like I'm the one that discovered him, you know, by me passing over Carmelo and thinking outside the box, this would make me look like a genius. That's what he was thinking. You know, they both were forwards, so they both kind of like, would technically fit the roster, so to speak. But that's, that's what he was doing. That's. That was part of his plan. He can't tell you that. He's not going to say that, but that was part of his plan. When in all actuality, it's simple. You just, you just take the best player available. I could go on and on about this years before that, the Portland Trailblazers. The Portland Trailblazers, I feel bad for them because they actually did it twice. The Portland Trailblazers had Clyde Drexler on the roster at the time. They did. They did. And you had the opportunity to draft Michael Jordan. Now, Clyde Drexler and Michael Jordan, they played the same position, but you talking about two of the greatest shooting guards there ever was. You take Michael Jordan anyway and you figure it out. You figure it out. You know, both of them can handle the ball. Both of them had the size and strength to maybe play the three position small forward. You take those two and you figure it out, man. Jordan and Clyde Drexler on the same team. I believe I could deal with that problem. I believe I'll get over it. I think I could live with that. I think I could live with that. I could live with that. With them two in the start lineup, you pretty much could. Just like, fill out the rest of the roster and you're gonna be damn good. You're gonna be better than a lot of, a lot of teams. I guarantee it. Now, those are just some of the examples in basketball. Now, a good example in football and a good example in football. And I'm going to use the most important position in football, the quarterback position. So these are some of the do's and don'ts. These are some of the obvious. You know, if you have, if your quarterback has this problem, you can't draft him, plain and simple. I don't care how much he can lift, I don't care what he did at the combine, I don't care how fast he is. These signs and these traits, if he has any of these traits, you simply cannot draft him. Period, point blank. Plain and simple. Do not overthink it. Now, when you look at a quarterback, right, certain things have to come to mind, right? I look at, you know, in a perfect world, which the world is not perfect, right. In a perfect world, you want your quarterback to have the size, you want him to have the strength, you want him to be a good athlete, you want him to be fast, you want him to be smart, meaning that he could, you know, read the defense, the height to maybe look over a defense and see the field, the strength to maybe, you know, get away from tackles. Like Big Ben comes to mind. Josh Allen is a pretty dude. Pretty big dude. Even though, you know, I can't stand buffalo. That's a conversation for another day. But, you know, tough to bring, you know, tough to break down. Breeze wasn't a big guy, but he was smart. You know, he knew where to go with the football. A strong arm, you can make any throw, you're accurate, you know, nothing is off limits. Everything is in play. As long as you got that arm and something that is overlooked a whole lot. Now, you, your quarterback more than likely is not going to have all of those. If your quarterback has all of those more power to you, you know, you go ahead and you do your thing, but mostly you hope to get, maybe, I don't know, say if I named six things, hopefully they have three of them, you know, four of you real good. But more than likely, man, the quarterback is not going to have all six of them because it's not. Nobody's perfect, man. Nobody's perfect. But the one thing that that is never thought about and I don't see like for the life of me, I can't understand why. And as you can tell, you get hear to my voice, I'm a victim of this because my jets have did this. We're victims of this. We fell victims of this. When you look at a quarterback, right, and this might be something simple, you might not even think that this matters, but it does. When you look at a quarterback or really receiver, running back, but this more than this doubles for a quarterback. When you look at a quarterback, the school that he went to does matter. It does matter. Now, some of you go say, no, it don't. A good football player is a good football player, man. You know, no matter what, if he could play, he could play. It doesn't matter what school he went to or how, you know, that's not true all the time. That's not true, right. The reason why I say what school he went to does matter is because certain schools, it goes back to one of my sayings, everything and everybody is not equal. Every schools, every school don't face the same kind of competition. You know what I'm saying? Every school doesn't have a tough schedule. Every school was not battle tested. And if you don't want to, if you don't believe me, well, we don't. I don't have to give you an example. I can tell you what happened because as a, as a jet fan, I've been dealing with this for the last three years. So there's no, no made up example. This is facts. As you know, we drafted Zach Wilson, quarterback, and he played for BYU. Now, if I'm not mistaken, you know, Steve Young was from there. Now, when Steve Young was in college, I was a little too young. I couldn't tell you who's on what team, who he came out with, all that kind of stuff. But now what I can tell you about steve young is he didn't start right away. He actually came behind joe montana, a hall of famer. So whatever he didn't have in college, he definitely learned, sent behind him. So, I mean, you can't even go by that. But BYU doesn't play Ohio state. They don't play michigan. They don't play oklahoma. They don't play alabama. And the reason why this matters and the reason why this is a big deal, if you're picking a quarterback, you, and especially if you're talking about drafting them, number one and number two, if you just taking a chance on them in the third or fourth round, okay, you just taking a shot, okay. You know, or, you know, it's not so big of a deal anymore. But when you drafting somebody number one or number two on the top five, if you don't get this right, it's going to set you back a couple of years. And just a couple of years if you're lucky, it can set you back to a point where you can't recover from it. But the reason why the schedule matters and his competition and who he plays against, you're drafting this guy to go to the NFL. So automatically if he's in college, when he goes to the NFL, he's playing. He's going to be playing against better competition. Now the problem is he didn't face NFL caliber players in college. So it's like you're drafting them and it's like he has to take a double jump. He didn't face the NFL caliber talent in college and now he's going to be facing this in NFL. So it's like, it's like somebody jumping up three grades. Can a, can a middle school student skip high school and go straight to college? I mean, you understand what I'm saying? If you getting ready to draft a quarterback, wouldn't you like to see how he would do against other people that's getting ready to be drafted with him? You know, if your draft pick is that high, don't you owe that to yourself? Yeah, I'm sure you looked at his stats and his numbers and they were great. Is that, was that good offense or was he just playing very bad defense against very bad defenses? You have to determine that. And in all actuality, you know, I'm just gonna put it out there. And like I said, I love my coach, I love my general manager. And, you know, they suffer because they got this one pick wrong. You know, the quarterback is the most important position and this is the one that they happen to get wrong and, you know, we suffering for it. Other than that, I think those two are great, man. They just, they made the mistake at the, you know, they made the one mistake that you just can't make, you know, and it affected everything. Everything, you know, but that's a conversation for another day. I'm gonna do a show on my team and the draft and all that. And, you know, the new season is coming up, things of that nature. But you owe it to yourself, man, to see this dude against his peers, people that's going to get drafted in the NFL also with him, and we drafted this dude. You know, he showed out at the combine, you know, there's no defenses he's not going against, no defense. You know, you get to pick what receivers you want to throw the football to. And he threw the football down the field across his body, and it landed right on the money. And the jets obviously went crazy and they drafted them. Now, the throw at the combine is great. Not to take nothing away from it, it was a hell of a throw. And if you don't know what throw I'm talking about, just look it up. Zach Wilson's throw at the compound and you'll see it. It was a hell of a throw on the money across his body, and it was just a thing of beauty. Can't take nothing away from it. If you've been playing quarterback, right, the guy that you about to draft, he's been, nine times out of ten, he's a quarterback in college, he was a quarterback in high school. Like, this is something that some people switch positions, but in general, like, this is something that he's been doing for years. I'm a film producer, so I've been writing and doing films and dabbling into that field since I was 15 years old. So if I was a quarterback, I'm pretty sure that I didn't practice doing, you know, trying to make this kind of throw and practice trying to make that kind of throw. If nobody is on me and nobody's playing defense, I'm pretty sure that, you know, and I've been doing this for years. I'm pretty sure that I could make all the throws that, you know, you want me to do or you want to see. I'm pretty sure that he's been doing this for years and he became good at it. You know, there's no defense and, you know, there's just nothing to it that shouldn't. Because you saw me do something that I've been practicing all my life. That doesn't mean that I'm going to be a good NFL quarterback. That doesn't mean that I could do that same thing with somebody in my face, you know? Yeah. If it's just me standing back there, I do the football. I could throw the football 80 yards, but if I see that, that 300 pound lineman coming at me, I just fold. It's not going to matter. It's not going to matter who you play against. Your level of competition and how you perform in those games do matter. If you never seen this guy against anybody that's on the same level as him, don't do it. Plain and simple. Now when we return here on the slackest talk podcast, I'm going to drop a gem. I'm going to tell you and show you how to build a franchise. The best way to build one, the smartest way and the easiest way. And it will make you, in fact, look like a genius. 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And this relates to all sports, you know what I mean? It's mainly pertaining to football and basketball. But, you know, this type of game, man, you get like, it translates to all sports. You know, it's just common sense, I guess we can start with football. Now, you want to look like a genius, you want to keep your job, you want to draft, right? You want to get that championship ring. Here's how you have to do it. In football. Football is more. I say it's more simple than basketball. The reason why I say that is because the way the contracts are structured, you know, you draft a player, you got them for four years, five years, if you pick up, you know, the fifth year option and, you know, they have a rookie scale. So during that four or five, well, five years, they go get a bump, you know, a major bump at that. So I'm not even gonna count the fifth year, but four years, you gotta, you know, a great player under contract for basically for the law, for cheap, you know, he's not the highest paid, you're not strapped, you know, it gives you the opportunity to bring other players around him. It opens up the window. As long as you pick the right player, you got the advantage. For four years. Now listen close, because this is the important part. This is more important than the actually, you know, selecting the player that you pick. You have to look at your roster before you pick this player. You have to look at your roster and you have to look at the way the team is constructed. So let's take the Carolina Panthers, right? The Carolina Panthers. It is what it is. They have nothing. They have nothing to look forward to. They don't have a defense. They don't have a running back. They don't have nothing. There's college teams that's more there's college teams that's more professional and have more talent than they do. If that's the case, if you know, that's your team, I mean, you know what kind of talent you have on your team, you know what kind of talent you don't have. If that's you, it doesn't make sense to pick a quarterback because if you don't have anything, no matter what quarterback you pick, he's not going to be able to turn that around by itself. You don't have nobody to block, nobody for him to throw the ball to, nobody for him to hand the ball off. Don't pick him. Don't, don't pick him. He could be the best quarterback that you ever seen. If you do pick him, pick him and trade him. So that way you get some capital. But don't pick him. It's gonna be a waste. It's not gonna work. It's gonna be a waste. Pick something else. Pick a defensive lineman or offensive lineman, you know, whatever, but quarterback isn't gonna help. You're gonna ruin his career. You're going to continue losing and you're going to ruin his career. That's the two things that's going to happen. That's the end game. Now, sometimes there are teams that get the number one pick and they get it because they had a lot of injuries. Most, a lot of most, or maybe sometimes all, all of their best players had an injury and they had a losing season and they were fortunate enough to get a first round pick. If you have a good team, you know, you have good, pretty good receivers, you have a running back, and, you know, you have some pieces in place. Go ahead and pick the quarterback because he could be the final piece that you're missing to go along with everything else. But in order, the bottom line in football, in order for this thing to work, in order for this four year window, in order for you to take advantage of this window, you have to have a good all around team before you take the quarterback. And then you have four years to build on it before that quarterback eligible to be paid. Paid. So bottom line is everything. The stars have to line up. You have to have the timing. You have to have the timing. You have to be able to get the pick. You have to have other pieces in place. You have to have the money. If you have all those things, that's when you take the quarterback. Cause then you be able to take the money that you're not paying him to upgrade your roster and get the players that you need to go to that level. So that's pretty much the game. In football, that's pretty much the recipe. Now, in basketball, it's just a little bit more complicated. You have a scale, but it's a different sport, right? It's kind of a sport where age matters. You got, you know, football has more pieces, has more players on the field. Basketball, you have to have, you know, I could say, like more talent and it's a different, it's a different animal. Now, again, even though it's a different sport, same rules apply. It depends on the way your roster is constructed. That should depend on what player you select or not. Now, in basketball, it's possible there's nothing wrong with drafting the player, and you don't have nothing to go with it at first. But what you do after you draft the player, you start getting the pieces, you start getting the play, the players that compliment his game because you're counting on him to be the star. So you start acquiring the young talent that will go hand in hand with the game of the superstar that you just selected. Now, what you want to do is you don't want to have all young players. You got to have some veterans. Now, you don't get no veteran superstar at first. You bring in the journeyman. You bring in the veterans that are journeymen. They professional, they know how to train, they know how to eat, they know how to manage money. Those are the players that you want to help groom the superstar along the way while he gets to where he needs to be. You want to groom him to be able to be in that leader position because even though you drafted him and he's technically the best player on the team, he has to grow into that leadership role as it's something that he's not going to have from day one because he's not there yet. He's never been a professional in his life. You start to build, then you get another piece. You get another young piece. Finally, when you get to the place of, you start winning a little bit. Everybody is still on their rookie scale. Then you start spending money on veterans that go with it and you go for that championship run. You, slowly but surely, you go for that championship run. But it all has to be in order. It's all about timing and it's all about doing things the right way, finding the people. You gotta have a plan. You can't, you know, just because this person is regarded as the best player in the draft and you get it again next year and this play is, that doesn't necessarily mean they fit. They game has to go together. Whatever this one is lacking, the other one got and vice versa. It's a, it's a, it's a, it's a, it's a, it's a science to this. It's chess, not checkers. Now, it's a lot more to it than that. You know, I can go on for days and days and days and days, but if you do those things, if you keep it simple, you have good timing, you understand what kind of roster you have, and you have a plan in mind, and you go, you put in pieces that go together. Nine times out of ten, you're gonna have good results. But you, you have to pay attention to the stuff that matters. You have to. I don't care if you don't think it's a big deal, I don't care how big or small it is, you have to pay attention to every detail, no matter what you think of it. Cause if you don't, it could get you fired. If you have a choice between Zach Wilson and Justin Fields, you can look at the two of them and you can say, Zach Wilson is from BYU. And you look at their schedule, they don't face any of the top teams. You look at Justin Fields, he played against Alabama, he, he played against Clemson. You know, he, he has some big game moments on his resume. Once you compare the schedules and you compare the big moments, you can easily tell that Justin Fields was going to be the better quarterback, even though things didn't work out with him in Chicago. But you can make the argument that Chicago didn't have anybody. It goes back to what I was saying. Chicago drafted them, but Chicago didn't have anything else. You gotta have something else in place when you take this quarterback. But if you just look at the schedule, you look at the schools and you look at the schedule, you look at the big moments and you look at the competition, you can easily tell that Justin Fields was going to be a better quarterback, but again. That's a thought for another story. This has been the slackest talk podcast, aka the talk of the town. Now, I'm your host, film producer, Jason Slack. Hey, you know, if you want to be a general general manager, holla at your boy, man. I got some stuff, man. I'm never wrong about these things, man. Hey, you know, don't be surprised, man, if you see me working for a team one day. But anyway, y'all be safe out there. Y'all enjoy, y'all cinco de Mayo. And we'll be back to talk again next week on the talk of the town. Now, peace.

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