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The Bolts are in. And they can absolutely cause problems for the Bills, Chiefs and Bengals in the AFC. And they will get Joey Bosa back pretty soon.

Their biggest impediment will be their impetuous, random and often clueless head coach, Brandon Staley.

Having a clueless head coach is no longer the Broncos biggest problem. They fixed that Monday, at least for now. Look, I sincerely don’t want to see anybody lose their job. And I’ve heard nothing but great things about Nathaniel Hackett the human being. But, I’m not sure I’ve EVER seen a bigger coaching train wreck in the NFL than NH. Folks are saying Sean Payton will be the next guy in Denver.  Huh?  WHY? Why would he want that job? Are you kidding?  The “next guy” is going to be hamstrung with Russell Wilson, Russell Wilson’s Contract and Russell Wilson’s Bird. Payton don’t need none of that.

I know the Seahawks are fading after that hot start. But how smart does Pete Carroll look (again)? He unloaded Wilson for a king’s ransom. Carroll knew exactly what he was doing, and exactly why he did it.

Wilson is not just having trouble playing quarterback. He’s also having a hard time not getting fragged—or at least Wet-Willied—in his own locker room. “Unrelatable” is the description I keep hearing. The Stepford Quarterback.

Then there’s Tua. Very relatable. Good teammate. Good dude. Erratic quarterback. And now he’s back in the concussion protocol. I frankly think some of the good things we saw in Tua The Quarterback earlier this season have proved to be fool’s gold. Same problems I have outlined before. “Sight Thrower.” Doesn’t “throw guys open.” Locks in on one receiver. Well below-average arm. Cannot read zone defenses. Earlier in the season, the Dolphins could not win without Tua. Now they cannot win with him.

Concussions? Did you see that attempted assassination last night in Indy? Concussions? I’m worried that we’re actually going to see somebody die on the field. I am not kidding in the slightest.

Bowl season begins tonight for me. Now the matchups are getting good, starting with Wisconsin vs. Okie State. The rest of the week rocks!

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Paul's Bio

I clearly have the attention span of your median fruit fly.Look! Airplane!

Sorry. I’m back.

It’s both a curse and a blessing. I’ve never bought this stuff about, “He who dies with the most toys wins.” But I do think that a wide range of life experiences helps us grow as people, and helps us better relate to other people. I’ve been fortunate. And I am beyond grateful.

I show up on time. I go like hell. I’m a good listener. I hold myself accountable. I own my mistakes. And I have a natural and an insatiable curiosity. I’m never afraid to say, “I don’t know,” when I don’t. But then I try to find out.

The flip side is I’m a lousy ballroom dancer and my clothes sometimes fit me funny.

Stuff matters to me. I care. But while I take that stuff seriously, I try hard to never take myself seriously. As a result, I have sometimes been told, “Paul, it’s hard to tell when you’re serious and when you’re just having some fun. Which is it? Serious or fun?”

My answer is “yes.” But I think that is a legitimate criticism. I promise I’m going to work on that.

This has been the quickest and strangest half-century I’ve ever experienced. During that period, I’ve been afforded amazing opportunities in news and sports journalism across all platforms. I have taught wonderful students at the high school and collegiate level. Always, I learned more from them than they did from me. I’ve been a high school administrator. I spent ten seasons as a high school varsity football coach. I’ve been an advertising executive. I’ve hosted nationally syndicated television entertainment shows. In maybe the biggest honor I ever received, I was selected by NASA to be “Chet The Astronaut” for the “Land The Shuttle” simulator at Space Center Houston. (All I can say there, is “Do as I say, not as I do.” I put that thing in the Everglades more often than not.) Most recently, I just wrapped up a decade as a television news director, during which time our teams distinguished themselves in holding the powerful accountable, achieving both critical and ratings success.

What does all that mean? It means I am profoundly grateful. It also means I’m ready for “next.” So here we are. Radically Rational. It’s an idea I woke up with in 2017. I scribbled “Radically Rational” on a piece of notebook paper and used a magnet to stick it on our refrigerator. I saw it every day, and it just would not leave me alone.

I am second in charge at Radically Rational, LLC. My wife, Jo (also known as BB), is the president. Clearly, I have failed in my attempt to sleep my way to the top of this organization.

I hope you will learn that I’m loyal as a Labrador. But I will admit that this doggie can bite every now and then. My promise to you? I will show up on time. I will go like hell. I will listen to you earnestly and attentively. I will hold myself accountable. I will never be the least bit hesitant to say, “I don’t know,” when I don’t.

But then I’ll try to find out. Let’s do it.