Draft Day (2014) Script

Thirty-two teams, seven rounds, 224 young men who, today, are about to become players in the National Football League.

A day where lives are changed, fates are decided, dynasties are born, and the clock is always ticking.

Of course, I'm talking about...


Hello.

Yes, sir.

Sir?

What is it?

He's waiting in his office.

What time is it?

4:15.

What are we gonna do with it?

Well, we've gone over this a lot, Walt.

I'm really nervous about trading away the top pick.

Callahan could be huge.

That's true.

But it might be worth it if someone's willing to give us their weight in gold to get him.

What'd the Rams get when they traded away number two overall to the Redskins a few years back?

Three number one picks and a number two.

Well, shit, that'd work for me.

Nobody's offering us that, Walt.

Look.

Do you want the entire city of Seattle calling for our heads because we didn't pick Bo Callahan?

Our fans know a good deal when they see one, Tom.

Which is why we're not even gonna think about doing this unless we can find someone...

Stupid enough to give us more than he should.

Exactly.

So, who's the most desperate guy you know?

We got a fun one today, don't we, fellas?

Boom, more intrigue this year than I can remember in a long time.

There's no intrigue at the number one pick.

Bo Callahan, Wisconsin Badger, overall number one to Seattle.

That's gotta be a slam dunk.

We haven't had a quarterback like this enter the Draft since Andrew Luck.

Right, so you got the Heisman Trophy winner going to the Seahawks.

But what about the other 31 teams? What are they gonna do?

Who you lookin' at today, Jon? Mel?

I think it's Cleveland at number seven.

Sonny Weaver Jr., he's gotta have a lot on his mind this year.

I'm with Mel.

As we all know, Sonny's dad, former Browns coach Sonny Weaver Sr., he's a legend in Cleveland, he died last week.

This kid, Ray Jennings, Heisman Trophy finalist his senior year.

2,159 combined yards, running the ball, catching the ball, 22 touchdowns.

He's looking to take it to the house.

The only downfall is this guy got into a little skirmish.

Assault and battery, landed a kid in the hospital.

But guess what? He was a model citizen up until then.

And you guys know me. I'm all about values.

And this kid's number two on my board.

And when I look at that incident, I kind of say, "Look.

"It's not medical, it's not drug-related."

Good morning.

So if I got a kid at number two, and he's slidin' down towards number seven...

You look nice.

Are you gonna say anything to me?

Anything at all?

Well, it's big.

It's a pretty big thing we're talkin' about here.

Look.

You can understand why this week, of all weeks, I might feel just a little conflicted about the news I'm suddenly gonna be a dad.

I know.

Shit timing.

Hey!

Hey!

Where are you goin'?

I need to go to my place before work.

Look, I'm, uh...

Shit.

Hey, Tom. You're up early.

Well, it is Draft Day.

How're you doin'?

Uh... Well, I'm great. I'm havin' a great day.

How 'bout you?

Well, I'm sittin' here, eatin' my pancakes, thinkin' about movin' number one.

Really?

Yeah, as you know, Connors did a great job for us last year.

But Callahan looks like...

Well, hell, Sonny, he's gonna be a franchise player for someone.

You'd consider a trade?

I'd consider the right one.

Well, Jesus, Tom, at least act like you called me, all right?

What do you want for it?

I want your first pick this year, your first-rounder next year, and your third-rounder the year after that.

Ouch. Ouch. No, thanks.

I know what it sounds like...

It sounds like you're trying to take advantage of me.

I would never do that.

Your seventh pick gives you, what?

A running back with a rap sheet?

You don't know who I'm pickin' seven, Tom.

I'm not gonna sell the farm for one guy.

Well...

You should. Your farm sucks.

Pick number one.

Get Bo Callahan.

I got a quarterback.

Brian Drew?

Are you talking about Brian Drew?

Jesus, you're hilarious.

Guy barely made it through half the season before gettin' injured last year.

I have the golden ticket, Sonny.

If I give it to you, you get to save football in Cleveland.

You have 10 seconds, but then I gotta go to work.

Enjoy your pancakes, Tom.

Folks, I believe the word "Clevelander" comes from the Latin word that means "to have idiotic hope at all time," and don't we ever?

We don't have beaches and beautiful weather and sunshine and hot babes roller-skating all over.

You know what we've got?

We got our sports teams.

And that's the only hope we have.

Let me explain to you.

Football was invented 20 miles down the road in Canton, Ohio.

This is a football town. It's in our DNA.

No doubt about it.

To me, losing the team altogether, having the team go and move to Baltimore, go there and win, that was so painful for the town.

And then the new expansion franchise having to come back in.

One of the amazing things to me is that, in the midst of all of this losing, people are still hopeful that...

Yeah. ...eventually, this is going to be our year.

Maybe to a fault, with the hope. But that's really all we have.

Because this is a sports town. And I want Sonny Weaver to know...

Sonny, I hope you're listening. You better be.

Can you please do somethin' tonight to turn this thing around?

Otherwise, you will be gone.

Hello?

Good morning, Mr. Sonny Weaver Jr.

It's your number one fan, Vontae Mack.

Vontae, how'd you get this number?

You gave it to me. At the Combine.

It's all right if I called?

That's all right. It doesn't matter.

Vontae, the Draft doesn't start until 8:00.

Where are you? New York?

Naw, man.

They wanted me up there at Radio City, but I wanted to be here in Virginia with my grams.

Since she old, she can't make that trip.

So?

Who you picking?

If I was you, I'd take a lightning-quick middle linebacker who can murder the gaps in a 3-4.

Totally agree.

You got Reggie Wilson's number down there in Purdue?

Now, I really don't find that funny.

Yeah, it's funny, Vontae. You're just not feelin' it right now.

Look, there's gonna be a lot of ups and downs before this is all over.

Try and keep a sense of humor.

I ain't stupid.

You don't take me at seven, I'll drop down to the late teens.

I watch the mock drafts!

I know who takin' who and I can't afford to fall that far.

I can't take no late-teens paycheck.

Vontae needs a seven-pick paycheck.

I got a gaggle of nephews who need to get fed now.

I'm taking 'em tumblin'.

Nephews, you love tumbling, yes or no? Yes!

See, that's the difference between them and me.

I do not like tumblin'. Especially if I'm tumbling 13 picks. Feel me?

Seventh pick...

Listen, I appreciate that, Vontae, I really do.

But I gotta go. Seventeen or 18...

Then I got tax...

Y'all ready to go?

Yes!

Y'all ready to tumble? Yes!

Yes? Yes!

That's what I want!

Hello?

Sonny. Earl Jennings.

Hey, Earl. You're with your boy today? Yeah.

You guys in the Big Apple?

Listen, Sonny.

It's none of my business who you draft today, all right?

Ray will play for whoever wants him.

But if you're thinkin' of pickin' him...

I need you to know that I raised Ray right.

C'mon, Earl. I know what the papers say.

I'll have him explain it to you.

What's goin' on, Mr. Weaver?

First of all, I'm not in a gang.

The guys that were with me, I grew up with them, I've known 'em since I was a kid.

But the dudes we ran into, they were big dudes, and they came at us.

What was I supposed to do, just stand there?

Well, they say you whooped on that kid pretty good, Ray.

He's still in the hospital.

He's not a kid.

None of 'em were. They were grown men.

They should have known better, Mr. Weaver.

Well, that's not the point.

Did you hurt your hands?

You need your hands, Ray.

I know.

I just lost my head.

Did you find it?

Yes, sir.

Well, good. Now hold on to it, you understand me?

Yes, sir.

Enjoy today, Ray.

You only get drafted once.

Yes, sir. I appreciate that, Mr. Weaver.

Ah...

Jesus...

What? What'd he say?

I just wanna be a Brown. Like you, Pop.

Yeah, I want that, too.

But you'll play where you play. That's the way it works.

I know.

I'm just nervous, man.

You see that? That's the Dungeon Drop.

Kids waited an hour to take it.

It's exactly 50 feet from the end of the slide right into the pool.

Huge splash.

Anybody within shouting distance would've gotten completely soaked.

And people pay for that.

I need you to make a splash, Sonny. We need to sell tickets.

Well, I'm trying to help you do that, Anthony, in my own way.

You can help me, by makin' a splash.

And if you can't do it, then I have to do it, and...

I don't wanna have to do that, Sonny.

Just to be clear here, you're threatening to fire me, right?

Let's talk about the Draft.

What do we need?

I hear a quarterback is a good thing to have.

We have Brian Drew. Well...

Word on Drew is that he's weak in the knees. That's what I heard.

Well, that's because you heard it from me.

We were 6-and-10 last season.

We were 5-and-1 until Drew went down.

And he went down because he's weak in the knees.

There's not a quarterback in this draft after Callahan that can make a difference to our team, all right?

And we're way too far down to get him.

Okay, okay. What else?

Our shiny new head coach wants a shiny new running back.

Ray Jennings. He's Cleveland royalty.

I know what Penn wants.

Come on, Anthony, you said you would stay out of this.

Coach Penn has a Super Bowl ring.

He used to coach the Cowboys, you know?

He took over for a team that won the Super Bowl and then proceeded to run it into the ground.

Got himself fired. Lucky for us.

The Cowboys really have great helmets.

Well, Anthony, you're the owner. You can change the helmets if you want.

Look, you just gotta let me do my job. I mean...

I like Vontae Mack. He's special. He's different.

He could transform our defense. Even as a rookie.

Defense doesn't make a splash.

Sonny.

People pay to get wet.

Shameful.

You're almost glad Coach Weaver isn't around to watch his son run this team into the ground.

I mean, Tone, listen, this guy comes two years after supposedly saving San Francisco and general manages us right to a losing season.

Then you follow that up the next season by firing his own father.

Coach Weaver, rest his soul. Tone, he was football in...

Have we tried everyone? Everyone worth asking.

So far, no one's willin' to overpay.

Shit.

I really thought I could get Sonny Weaver to bite.

I mean, he just lost his old man...

Fleece him.

Sonny! How can I help you?

Okay. I'm ready to do this, Tom.

Our next two number one picks and a third-rounder for your pick today.

Correction. Your next three first-round picks.

What?

You heard me.

You want me to give you the Cleveland Browns' first-round picks for the next three years?

That's right.

Well, that's insane, Tom. That...

That wasn't your offer.

Well, I changed my offer.

Hell, we live in a different world than we did a couple of hours ago.

I made you a fair offer and you told me to enjoy my pancakes.

You think I'm gonna give you my next three number one picks?

You're panickin', Sonny, and I intend to take advantage of that.

I'm not panicking.

Your next three first-round picks. Yes or no?

You still there, Sonny?

It's fourth and forever.

I'm talking fourth and, like, miles.

Fourth down and 26 yards to go, okay?

Everybody's dropped back deep.

Their safeties are halfway to Abilene, thinkin' they got this thing iced.

Everybody and their mother, hell, their grandmothers, think it's gonna be the deep ball, the Long Bomb, the Hail Mary.

Instead, it's a toss out to my man Ray Jennings.

And then, boom!

He gets swallowed up by this huge, ugly nose tackle.

The Hee-ha or the Ho-ha.

One of those huge Samoan kids, right?

And when he looks down, guess what he sees?

Nothin'. 'Cause Ray ain't there.

You know where Ray is?

He teleported six feet to the left and he's off to the races.

Every poor Sooner bastard on the field is soilin' his Pampers tryin' to get to him.

What does Ray do? He brings it back! He cuts!

Shimmy, shake-n-bake, and hurdles over Kyle Danforth.

All-American Kyle Danforth and he's ghost.

He's a good player.

67 yards. Touchdown. Ballgame.

I'm telling you guys.

Ray's dad was a special player for the Browns, but this kid might be even better.

'Morning, Sonny.

Good morning, guys.

Was just tellin' Jelly Doughnut and the guys my favorite Ray Jennings story

'cause they're tellin' me we have not yet decided.

I mean, we're not seriously considering anybody else, right?

What are you doing, Sonny?

I just made a trade with the Seahawks.

For?

The number one pick.

Oh!

You got us Bo Callahan?

Certainly appears that way.

Ali, you here?

Yes.

Is this gonna screw us up with the salary cap?

Moving from seven to one?

It's about another $1.5 million we weren't anticipating for this year.

Maybe an extra $5.5 million in signing bonus.

We have that?

We can make it work.

Let me get into it.

Pretty good news, huh? Yeah!

Number one pick?

Pretty big! That's great!

I thought we had a QB.

Tell me, what did we give up?

A number one pick this year?

And?

First-round pick next year.

Okay, well, that's a lot, but when you get a chance at a player like Callahan...

And the year after that.

Three number ones?

You gave up three consecutive first-rounders?

Sonny, that's our future.

No.

Bo Callahan's our future.

$30 million, Sonny.

Excuse me?

$30 million.

That's what you're paying me to coach this team for the next six years.

Did it cross your mind, did you think it might be maybe important to discuss this decision with me first?

No.

It's my call.

As you can infer from Coach Peon's reaction, I just put all our asses on the line for a kid I think we all agree is pretty good.

Until about 10 minutes ago, I don't think any of us thought this was possible, and I seriously doubt that we have looked at him the way we might have.

That's my fault. All right, guys? That's on me.

Now that's changed. So if we go ahead with this, if we pick him, and find out tomorrow that he has got knee problems, he's got bedwetting problems, or he's got goddamn OCD, we're all gonna be fired.

What's beeping?

Hello?

Am I on the big phone?

Yes, Anthony, you're on the big phone.

And can everybody hear me?

Good morning, Mr. Molina.

We can hear you.

Sonny! I'd like to congratulate you.

I asked you to make a splash and you did.

Is everybody still there?

Anthony, how do you already know about this?

What can I tell you, my boy? It's good to be the owner.

I'm about to board my plane. I'm headin' for New York.

You're going to the Draft?

No, I'm gonna see Spider-Man, Turn Off the Dark.

Of course I'm going to the Draft! We got Bo Callahan!

Is that it?

Yes, sir.

Good.

Anthony? Anthony?

Sonny, my assistant Heather just arrived from the equipment manager.

I had a jersey made up for the young man.

I'm gonna hand it to him myself personally when his name is announced.

Bo Callahan's gonna be the son I never had.

Anthony, you already have a son.

Sonny, nice work!

Well, I guess that's settled.

Yeah. It may be.

We're still gonna have to take another look at this kid and everything there is to know about him before I can feel good about what we just risked.

Meaning all of our jobs?

Yes. I do understand how important it is, but Mr. Weaver is not here right now.

So the best I can do is, I can leave him a message and get back to you.

Oh, you know, he actually just walked in.

Can you hold for one moment, please?

Where's Ali? I don't know where Ali is.

She's not in her office. Ali!

I'm right here.

What's he doing here?

This is Rick. He's a new intern.

Yeah. We've met before, actually.

He'll be helping you today because Rhona got mono.

I need Keith and Jeremy for salary cap troubleshooting, so...

Um, I have Adam Schefter from ESPN on the line. He heard a rumor.

Oh, great. Tell Schefter to stick his rumor up his...

Sonny...

All right. Then tell him I'm not taking any media calls right now.

Yes, sir.

And what kind of soda did you want?

I don't want a goddamn soda, Rich!

Don't yell at him. Thank you, Rick.

Listen, I know you're mad.

I'm not mad.

And I'm sorry about the thing this morning. I'm not mad.

I understand the situation.

Whatever it is that you and I have, you've been very clear that it wasn't...

What are you talkin' about, "clear"? I haven't been clear about anything.

Well...

Maybe that's the problem.

So, what did you have to give up for the number one pick?

The first-round pick for the next three years.

Wow. Yeah, "wow."

The other one, you goat! Get your head outta your ass!

What's going on?

Who the hell is this moron?

This is our new intern, Rick. What do you want?

I need every tape of Callahan.

I have a call for Mr. Weaver.

And suddenly, every tape of everyone is AWOL and shit-show Johnny over here doesn't have a goddamn clue where they are!

Game tape is in the archives. Chill out.

Chill out? They changed the punch code!

Okay. I will get it, okay? I will get the Callahan tapes.

For Christ sakes!

Just deal with the call and handle lunch orders.

Don't ever speak to an intern like that again.

Go back in the war room. Your tapes will be here shortly.

Uh, Mr. Weaver.

What?

Chris Crawford is on line three.

Crawford!

How's my favorite super-agent?

I'm livin' the dream, Sonny Weave.

Dreamin' of a magical wonderland called Cleveland where my golden-armed quarterback is gonna make all your dreams come true.

Yeah. How is my favorite Badger?

He's doing great. He's excited.

You know, Bo loves Coach Penn.

He loves the Dawg Pound.

And did I mention that Bo loves playin' in the cold weather?

'Cause Bo loves playin' in the cold weather.

And we both know it's cold in Cleveland.

I'd love to talk with him, Chris.

He's right here. Hold on.

Sonny Weaver. Cleveland.

How are you, Mr. Weaver?

I'm doin' fine. How are you, son? Excited?

Well, of course I am. It's an excitin' day. I can't lie.

Good, good. Well, try and enjoy this part if you can.

You only get drafted once.

Well, thank you very much, sir. I appreciate that.

Got a question for you, Bo.

Anything, Mr. Weaver. Fire away.

How important is winning to you?

Excuse me?

Well, I've seen all the tape on you and talked to everyone that matters, but that's the thing I still don't know.

How important is winning to you?

Well, winning is everything, sir.

Everyone says that, Bo.

I suppose they do, sir.

Look, I don't know what else to tell you.

Winning is the only thing that matters to me.

Oh, and by the way, I'd like to offer my condolences for your father.

Thanks, Bo. Thanks for saying that.

Thank Chris for me.

Talk to you later, pal.

Okay. Thank you, Mr. Weaver.

Look forward to meetin' you, sir.

Great job.

Was I all right?

Cleveland! Yeah. Cleveland.

Thank you.

Ali?

Great.

Hi, Mom.

You sold a cow for magic beans.

What?

You could have stole Ray Jennings at seven!

How does the entire world already know about this, Mom?

Because Vontae Mack just tweeted it.

He tweeted it?

Yeah. Here.

"Agent just called. Browns trade for number one.

"Sorry, Cleve. You get Bo, no Vontae.

"Dumb move."

You're on Twitter?

You're not?

I'm sorry, Sonny. Is this a bad time?

I gotta go, Mom.

This is the Draft Analysis we've all been working on for the last two months.

Fire! Ali! Fire!

Ali! Fire! Did you hear that?

I'm coming. God!

Can I get you gentlemen some coffee?

Love some.

Light and sweet, honey. Thanks.

Yeah, I'm not getting you idiots anything.

I like her. Little Miss Salary Cap. She's a sweetheart.

Yeah, she's the best.

Why am I here, Sonny?

Because Molina thinks you coached the Cowboys.

I did coach the Cowboys.

And I think you were a bad babysitter.

You know, my wife loved livin' in Dallas, Sonny.

It's a rich town full of fancy people and she likes that kind of thing.

So she wasn't exactly thrilled when I said, "Hey, baby, pack your bags. We're moving to Cleveland."

Well, there's fancy people here, too.

No.

There's really not. Which is okay by me.

But I dragged my pretty wife to this town because this city deserves a championship and I'm the guy that can deliver it.

Well, then we're on the same page, Vince.

Oh, yeah?

Then keep me in the loop.

There is no loop. All right?

There's me doing my job, you doing yours.

Your job is to coach the team I give you.

They do it different in Dallas?

Yeah, they do. They win. A lot.

I had my choice of teams to coach, Sonny, and I chose this team, okay?

I chose to coach this team.

Not the team you're puttin' together in your head, on the fly

'cause your old man died last week and you're tapping one of your execs.

What did you just say?

I'm sorry. Is that supposed to be a secret?

You know, around here, we called my "old man" Coach Weaver.

And yes, my father died last week.

So the next time you refer to his name, next time you say it, at least, in front of me, you say it with some goddamn reverence, because he earned it.

Fair enough?

Keep your legs up now.

Don't even think about it.

Sonny Weaver Jr.

Vontae.

I'm disappointed in you, Mr. Weaver.

Let me tell you something, Vontae, and I don't have a lot of time, so I want you to listen to me carefully, okay?

Are you listening? Yeah.

Don't Twitter.

For the love of Jesus, just stop.

Delete your profile. Get off the web. Do not do this to yourself.

I don't know why you care what I do.

I can do whatever I want. Right?

Of course you can, Vontae, but every GM in the league has now read your tweet, or whatever they call them, and they've all made a mental note that Vontae Mack, however prodigiously talented, is a guy who likes to talk, all right?

Who likes to spread rumors, who's more than willing to announce to the world any inane thought that passes through his head.

And be it your God-given right or not, Vontae, GM's hate that shit, all right?

We hate it.

You made a mistake, Mr. Weaver.

No, Vontae. I made a deal.

And you're gonna be a great player in the NFL if you don't manage to sabotage yourself between now and the end of this day.

Now, now, now, now, that boy you wanna take, that there is a mistake, Callahan.

Callahan's a poser.

Yeah.

And what do you know that every scout and coach on Earth does not?

I know he got sacked 12 times last year.

No. It was 11. It was 11 times.

Yeah, well, four of 'em were mine. In one game.

Yeah, I remember. I saw your highlight reel.

I also remember that he beat you.

Watch it again.

Don't watch me. Watch him.

Watch me sack him four times in one game.

Then watch what happens after.

Watch what happens after what?

Just watch.

Jesus Christ.

Jordan, come here.

Do it like you did it at home.

Yeah! Nice, nice, nice!

'Morning, boss man.

Tony Bagel. How's my favorite strength coach?

Hey, boss. Boss.

Did you hear about Brian Drew?

No, what about him?

He came in here yesterday, did a little workout.

Guess how much he squatted?

He's not supposed to be squattin'.

Four hundred!

Four bills! I know!

And what's even more impressive is his arm.

Your star wide receiver Andre Bello's been tellin' me about those secret workouts they've been doin' together all winter.

You know about those?

Yeah.

Yeah, well, Andre thinks Brian can throw a good 15 yards deeper now.

I didn't believe it until I saw what he benched.

What did he bench?

He benched 250, 25 times.

Just boom-boom!

Translation, Brian Drew's in the best shape of his life.

Good work. Yeah!

Let's go for it, boy. C'mon!

Pop it!

Snap it up! Yeah! Nice!


This one... Yeah... Oh my God, she's hot.

I like the one in the red.

She's a babe!

How we doin' on Callahan?

You mean in the weakness department?

Yeah, well, he has a weakness for banging hot chicks, Sonny.

I mean, look, he has a whole website dedicated to all the chicks he's smashed.

All right, c'mon.

Somebody's gotta have something.

He doesn't speak French real good. He got a C-minus.

And he used to bite his fingernails, but then wait for it, now he doesn't anymore.

But, Sonny, really, how many chicks do you think a guy like that sleeps with, per week, on average?

We were thinkin' 20. Minimum. Minimum.

I say 10.

That's 1.5 per day, which makes sense.

2.5 sounds exorbitant. Listen, man.

Speaking as a former college quarterback myself...

Division II.

I say he averages, like, three per day.

Right? That's one in the mornin'...

I'm trying very hard to not completely lose my shit on all three of you right now, but you're not makin' it easy.

Sonny, so far, he's still the best prospect we've ever seen.

Easily, Sonny.

We've been looking, Sonny. I swear.

We couldn't find anything before and we can't now.

No other team could either.

If Callahan can't play football, nobody can.

I get it. I get it. But look, nobody's perfect.

Everybody has something. Even the great ones. Right?

They said that Montana was too small, that he'd get hurt, he'd get banged up, but that didn't seem to matter, did it?

A lot of people said that Elway was too strong, that he threw too hard, didn't have touch, but that didn't seem to matter either, did it?

And pretty much everyone agreed that Peyton didn't have the arm strength, that he couldn't throw deep.

But somehow, none of it seemed to matter.

You get where I'm going here, guys?

We need to find out what Bo Callahan's "something" is.

Then figure out if it matters or not.

All right? Figure out if it's somethin' we can live with.

We're on it, Sonny. All right, Sonny.

Yo, I bookmarked that page.

I really like this quarter outta Oklahoma.

His Combine scores were off the charts.

Hey, Sonny.

What's up?

Got a question for you, Tom. Straight up.

Sure.

Why'd you make the deal?

What?

This morning, for Callahan. Why did you make that deal?

The same reason you did.

It's the best thing for my franchise.

What knock did you find on Callahan?

Bo! We want Bo!

Son of a bitch.

You all right, Tom? You seem distracted.

We didn't find anything on him.

I'm sure you guys haven't either.

Come on, I already made the trade. I'm living with that, Tom.

I'm not gonna hold it against you.

Tom must go!

Tom must go! I'd just appreciate it if you could...

Sonny, I gotta go.

Hey.

I got you Bo Callahan's scouting reports.

Dave, come here.

Does that look like me?

What are you doing? Just...

I need two seconds with you in a place that isn't out there.

Okay.

I don't like what's happening between us.

Seeing you all day, walk the other way, watching you drive away this morning, it's killing me.

Look, I know I've disappointed you.

And maybe that's not even a strong enough word.

If I didn't handle, if I didn't have the right words that you needed to hear, then I'm...

Look, Sonny, you don't need to do this.

Let me finish.

Men are supposed to step up.

And in the middle of everything that's going on, I didn't get it right, all right?

I didn't get all gooey.

I didn't jump up and want to know what color to paint the bedroom, you know, blue or pink.

And I wish I was one of those kind of guys that know how to make the wallpaper line up.

The Home Depot Dads-of-the-Year types that make the rest of us look like assholes.

Those guys are not the reason you look like an asshole.

So I didn't react the perfect way this morning.

I shouldn't be penalized for that.

I know that, Sonny.

I'm not the Mom-of-the-Year type either.

I don't know how to pack a lunch. I've never changed a diaper.

And God help me, the one thing I do understand, Sonny, is football.

That's me.

I'm action-oriented. I'm passionate.

I'm a Cleveland girl, and I am football.

Maybe more than you. I wasn't born into this game.

I had to fight my way in.

Hi. I'm sorry to interrupt. I can come back.

I'm gonna come back.

What do you need, Rick?

Brian Drew just trashed your office.

What?

I told him you were busy and he told me to have intercourse with my mother.

Which... You know, she passed away, so... I didn't tell him that.

Anyway, he got really mad and started throwing stuff around, and then he said he was gonna go down to the locker room.

After all that rehab, you're just gonna quit? You're just gonna walk away?

C'mon, Brian. Don't listen to Coach. Don't leave.

I know what's goin' on here.

Then just compete with him! Beat him out!

Did you trash my office?

Trade me.

Did you just trash my office?

Yeah. I'm upset.

Well, I don't care if you're upset.

If you're upset, call your agent, all right?

Let him have this conversation. That's what he's there for.

No, Sonny. You're gonna talk to me. Man-to-man. You owe me that.

I owe you?

I drafted you.

Your dad drafted me.

No, Drew, I drafted you.

I may have been in San Francisco, but my dad wasn't even looking at you until I told him to.

Yeah, and when your knee crapped out and no one wanted you, I still extended your contract, and I think I even gave you a raise, because I believed in you.

Then why pick Callahan?

You know why.

Then trade me.

I'm gonna do what's best for the team.

I've been in this league for eight seasons. I've been to the playoffs.

I know the system that Penn wants to run and I know I can make it work.

I've busted my ass this off-season. I set the bar high.

I'm in great shape. I feel 10 years younger.

I'm tellin' you, man, I swear to you, the best thing for this team, this season, is me.

Are you finished?

No.

Well, get finished.

And then get back to work.

If I trade you, I trade you. And if I don't, I don't.

Do yourself a favor. Worry about Brian. Don't worry about Bo.

And definitely, most absolutely goddamn importantly, do not bother me with your shit right now, Brian.

I'm workin' here!


Ali!

Ali!

Did you hear me, Rick?

I heard you. Yeah.

Do you think Ali heard me?

No, I don't think so. No.

Good answer.

Women are tricky. Problem is, they're smarter than us.

Yeah. Women, they're like...


This is Sonny.

Hey, Sonny. It's Pete Begler with the Chiefs.

Hey, Pete. What's up?

Well, we're in the market for a QB, and now that you have number one, I was wondering if Brian Drew's available.

I don't know. Haven't made up my mind yet.

Is he healthy?

Well, if you're askin' about his knee, it's stronger than ever.

He's throwin' the ball a good 15 yards farther down the field.

Okay. Just confirming.

His agent sent over a tape of Drew working out during the off-season.

We like what we see.

He did? That's great.

You seem surprised.

Why would I be surprised?

Okay, Sonny. You don't have to play games with me.

What do you want for him? I'm all ears. Let's talk.

Pete, we're still working out some stuff over here.

Can I get back to you?

Okay.

Thanks.

Hey, Ali. How're you doin'?

Are you as jacked as everyone else around here about gettin' the first pick?

I don't really get jacked, I just manage the cap.

Uh-huh.

How does a girl like you get in this game anyway?

Law school.

Lawyer.

So you don't get excited about anything.

If I do my job and we haven't spent more than $125 million on players by the time the season starts, I get excited.

Mind if I sit down?

I'm busy. Won't take long.

I could use your help.

Mmm?

The Browns brought me to Cleveland so that everybody could get one of these.

How is it that the ultimate prize in the most macho sport ever invented is a piece of jewelry?

Yeah. Well, be that as it may, I need some draft picks back, okay?

'Cause there's been some pretty foolish moves made by your boyfriend.

My boyfriend? Please.

You have his ear. I don't.

Talk to him. It's not about me.

It's about the people of Cleveland.

You don't think Callahan's legit?

I think Callahan might be the best prospect in the Draft.

But I hate rookie quarterbacks.

They're stupid and they're scared.

Not the good ones. We already got a good one.

His name is Brian Drew. He can run my offense like a pro.

So I'm tryin' to figure out why I gotta give away the future of the franchise and then sit around trying to teach some rookie, I don't know, everything, you know?

I'm talking shifts, plays, protections, snap counts, alerts, check-with-me's, Double X, jet, ice cream, 36, counter naked waggle at 16-9 Tennessee Free.

Know what I'm sayin'?

Don't patronize me. You know I know what you're saying.

I dedicated my life to this sport, just like you.

And, no, I will not speak to Sonny for you.

Bo Ridley Callahan.

He's an only child.

His mom's a homemaker, his father's a medical malpractice lawyer.

He's made some money.

Pays his taxes. He's got three years left on his mortgage.

The kid's pretty vanilla. Belonged to a few clubs in high school.

He had a walk-on role in Damn Yankees.

He was on the honor roll from junior high through college.

Kept his nose clean, he worked out and...

Well, you know, he threw a football better than anybody in the great states of Washington or Wisconsin.

But?

How do you know there's a "but"?

Because you're an unoriginal bastard, Ralph.

So, go on. But...

But during his final year at Wisconsin, he had a big dinner for his 21st birthday at some restaurant.

Locals find out who the dinner's for, and they start filin' in.

Things get outta control.

Manager called the cops when somebody broke in his office and stole some money.

Of course, none of this is Bo's fault.

'Course.

But...

But the cops came and they took everybody's name regardless.

It was a few hundred people. Standard operating procedure.

But...

Ask me who wasn't there.

Who wasn't there, Ralph?

Any of his teammates.

None of his teammates came to the poor guy's birthday party, Sonny.

Dick Moore.

Hey, Coach. Sonny Weaver.

You're about to be a very happy man.

Bo Callahan's some of my finest work.

What can you tell me about him?

I can tell you what I just told you, he's some of my finest work.

Anything else?

You have the tapes.

He's the real deal, Sonny.

Don't overthink this like your dad would have.

No offense.

Look. I love Bo.

My coaches love him.

The cheerleaders love him. The fans love him.

Everyone loves him.

Then how come none of his teammates went to his birthday party?

Are you kiddin' me with this?

Seems relevant.

You want to tear this kid down, or what?

No, I'd just like your take on it.

I find it odd that nobody on the team was at their teammate's 21st birthday party.

I don't know, Sonny. What do you think's more plausible?

That nobody on an 85-person squad attended a party thrown by the captain?

Or could it be that when the cops got to the place and realized that my boys had done nothin' wrong, decided not to take down any of the players' names because they didn't wanna jam up a bunch of good kids for doin' nothin'?

Oh, wait. Wait a minute.

Your theory seems right.

Bo Callahan.

Bo Callahan hasn't got any friends.

Good luck with the Draft today.

C'mon, you guys. You're lookin' pathetic.


Hey, Max.

Hey, Sonny. Hope you're holdin' up.

I got an offer for number one.

Yeah? Well, I'm all ears. What do you have in mind?

Okay, here's what we got.

Maurice Castillo, Antonio Taylor, our first-rounder next year and the year after that.

That's two number ones, a blue-chip running back...

I know who they are, Max.

Then you know it's a fair offer.

I'm intrigued.

Good. Let's make a deal.

Well, you gotta give me some time. Time?

Sonny, time's one thing neither one of us have.

Make the deal.

Give me an hour.

We'll give you half that.

What's up?

I just got off the phone with Max Stone.

Yeah? How are things in Buffalo?

Well, I guess you didn't ask him then, when you called him behind my back.

Max is an old friend of mine.

He calls me up to congratulate us on the Callahan thing and I express my opinions on the matter.

He call you, or you call him?

It's such a crazy day. Who remembers?

Yeah, well, how 'bout try and remember this, I can and I will fire your ass.

Then do it, Sonny.

You actually think I'm gonna give up Bo Callahan for Taylor and Castillo?

Hmm? Maurice Castillo?

And draft picks, okay?

Don't forget the draft picks, Sonny.

You do remember what those are, right?

All right. Look. It's...

On the surface, it's not a terrible trade, but why do you think we need to do this now?

Because you burned up any currency this team had this morning.

Now you have the opportunity to build it back up.

And I don't know what your problem is with Maurice.

He's a beast.

Looks like Tarzan, plays like Jane.

Your opinion. He plays in my system.

He doesn't block!

I don't need him to block. I need him to run.

Which he does, like a bat outta hell.

Which takes the pressure off my offense, okay?

I got 52 Tarzans in that locker room. I could use a Jane.

You should at least seriously consider what I'm saying.

All right. Get me the numbers on all their guys.

We got about 25 minutes to see what's what.

Great.

Mr. Molina. How are you?

Very good.

Excellent. That's good. Good to see you.

I'll take you inside.

Right up here.

Sonny call you yet?

Oh, not yet.

What's he doing?

Well, I'm sure he's gonna call soon.

These are our team reps. This is Wyndham. This is Phil.

Mr. Anthony Molina. How do you do?

Sir. How do you do?

Right up here.

I'm not sitting here.

Oh, no, of course you're not.

You're with the Commissioner, up in his lounge.

Here, let me show you the way. Let's go around here.

He's even better.

Mr. Commissioner?

Hey, Anthony. How are you doing?

What are you doing in my lounge?

You guys sure made tonight a lot more exciting.

Thanks for inviting me in.

Enjoy it. Good luck.

Will do. Okay.

Can we talk football?

Just football, for 30 seconds?

We can always talk football.

There's a deal on the table from Buffalo.

I heard.

What's the war room think?

Split.

Penn wants me to do it.

But you don't?

I don't.

Why?

Because I know, in my heart and my gut, that if I make this trade with Buffalo, then I don't get to make a pick this year.

All I get back are future draft picks for the guy that Molina brings in to replace me.

I've been here two years, Ali.

Two years.

I've never gotten a chance to see what a team I put together can do out there.

First year, it's my dad's team.

Last year, Drew goes down before I can see what we had.

Then I get stuck with Penn, who I'm still trying to figure out how to work with.

This is finally supposed to be my season.

I just want the team that I want. One time.

So why are you bugging me if you already know?

I don't know.

I'm makin' mistakes.

Remember the '89 Super Bowl?

49ers-Bengals.

Niners down by three, 3:20 left in the game.

93-yard winning drive, Taylor beats the weak safety for a 10-yard TD.

Yeah, but before the drive.

Joe Montana's in the huddle. Right?

And unbelievably, somehow spots the actor John Candy in the stands.

He points at him and asks the guys in the huddle, "Hey, isn't that John Candy?"

They couldn't believe the balls on him.

To be that calm, in that game, at that moment.

His guys instantly relax, they march...

93 yards.

93 yards.

Montana throws a little slant to Taylor.

49ers win the Super Bowl.

Great game.

It was a great game.

No one can stop a ticking clock.

But the great ones, the great ones always find a way to slow it down.

So slow it down, Sonny.

Okay. I made a decision.

It's still Callahan. Let's inform Buffalo that it's a no.

That is beautiful.

Okay, Sonny. We're with you.

Like hell we are.

All due respect, Sonny, that is a bonehead move.

Maybe so, but we're back on Callahan.

Do me a favor. Let's put up the Wisconsin-Ohio State footage.

Yeah, sure thing, Sonny.

We've seen that footage, like, two million times.

What are you hopin' to find in it that we haven't seen already?

I'm just double-checking something.

All right. Here we go.

All right, roll it down to the first time Vontae sacks Bo.

All right. Here we go.

Damn. He shook off two blockers like they were rag dolls.

And then Bo walks into a bear hug.

Vontae wrapped him up pretty good.

Yeah, Bo's hard to sack.

He was one of the least-sacked QBs in Division I last year.

Go to the next play.

The next sack?

No. The next play after this one.

What's he doing?

He got flustered. Didn't wait for the play to develop.

Not Bo's finest moment.

No. Whatever, it's one play.

Take us down to Vontae's next sack.

Ooh!

Oh, man, that is sick!

He absolutely bull-rushed that right tackle. Bo didn't even have a chance.

Yeah, I gotta give it to the kid. He's got a wicked first step.

See what he does on the next play. All right.

Speed kills. Look at that.

Yeah, look at that. He gets frantic.

My favorite thing about rookie QBs.

They get frantic when they think they're gonna get hit.

Although I gotta give him credit.

Barrio' those two plays, he was brilliant.

He threw four TDs, including the last one to win it.

Take us down to that.

Yeah.

Looking downfield, staying calm.

Sonny, this guy's textbook.

Man, this kid is strong. That's impressive.

That's pure Roethlisberger. He's pro-ready. End of story.

Take it back.

Rewind that back to the start of the play.

Just stop right here.

What's missing?

Fullback.

But Wisconsin runs most of their passing plays out of an empty backfield.

No, not what I'm lookin' at. Try again.

Where's Vontae?

You know what, Sonny? I think he got ejected.

He got ejected from the game? Yeah.

For what?

Yeah, in the third quarter, after he stripped the ball from Callahan and scored that TD.

He gave the ball to a fan.

When he got flagged for it, he went nuts, touched the refs. So they threw him out.

Bonehead move.

Let's see that.


This is college. What's he thinkin', you know?

See? That's it.

There you go.

He was showing off. You can't do that in college.

You can't hand the ball to some girl.

That's not some girl.

That's not some girl, guys. That's his sister.

She died about six months later.

Boo-friggin'-hoo.

We ain't runnin' an after-school special here.

We're runnin' a football team, whose offense was ranked 28th in the league last year.

And I still need a runnin' back.


What can I say, Rich?

I love being here, I love feeling the energy, and I love having the number one pick.

I hope that you would love having it, because you sure gave up a ton to get it.

For the record, I didn't do anything.

And "ton" is a relative word.

Playing coy. I like it.

Come on, just between two guys, forget the cameras, who're you gonna take, number one overall?

Well, I think it would be unsportsmanlike, spoil the surprise.

Anthony Molina. Not giving me anything.

What?

Just please come with me.

What? Oh, no, not back in there.

So?

So, what do you want?

Honestly...

I don't want to be a secret.

Okay.

Let's not be a secret.

Excuse me.

Jesus, Rick! I'm sorry. I'm sorry.

The head of security said he wanted to talk to Mr. Weaver.

He said it was urgent.

Ralph. Sonny.

Ali. Ralph.

Everybody cozy?

Good.

Sonny, if you don't mind, I've got something for you in my office.

Got a new Callahan story for you.

Not sure I want to hear it.

You know, you hung me out to dry pretty good with the last one.

Just talked to Jack Tate in Washington.

He said when they found out they had the number five pick, first thing they did was send a copy of their playbook to all the guys they were interested in.

Right. We do the same thing.

No, no, they put a little special twist on it.

They tape a $100 bill to the last page.

Why?

So when they're interviewin' the guys and they ask 'em if they'd read the whole playbook, of course all of 'em are gonna say yes.

'Bout half of 'em, they mention the money. But the other half don't.

So, when they tell 'em about the $100 bill, most of the guys get embarrassed.

They get flustered. They fess up that they didn't read the whole thing.

But ask me what your boy Bo Callahan did.

You know, I really hate playing this game with you.

Ask.

All right. What did Bo Callahan do?

Neither.

He said that he'd read it, and then he didn't say anything.

So?

He didn't know about the $100 bill, Sonny. He lied.

He never read the whole playbook.

So? A lot of guys don't.

Yes. But when they confront him about it and they tell him about the money, he lied again.

He said something like, "Oh, yeah. Now I remember. Good one. Good one, guys."

Jack said he is the only guy to tell the lie and then to have the balls to stand and stick up for the lie.

Said it was the second strangest response he had seen to the $100 bill thing.

Wanna know what the first was?

God damn it, Ralph. Just tell me.

A kid mailed the $100 bill back to them.

That kid put it in a card, and he wrote on the card, "Save this for when I win you the Super Bowl."

Nice.

Don't you wanna know who that kid was?

No!

It was Brian Drew.

It was Brian Drew.


Hey, Zotti.

Texans thinkin' of makin' a move?

Talk to me about Vontae Mack.

Why? What do you wanna know?

Who cares why?

But you...

You're thinkin' of pickin' him at 15?

He's got potential, no?

Friend-to-friend, what else do I need to know?

Well, he's a great kid.

Come on!

That's what I know!

Quit playing games.

You didn't think he was gonna fall in the second round, did you?

Somebody's gonna pick him, Sonny.

Tell me why that shouldn't be me.

I'd never tell you how to do your job.

You find something with him?

I didn't say that.

You didn't not say that.

Good luck tonight.

Stop runnin'!

Any news?

We just got off the phone with Houston. They're at 15.

With the Cleveland thing, that might be your best shot.

Fifteen?

And I'm not 100% sure about that.

What does that mean, man?

It means it could be a long night.

But stay positive. You never know with these things.

What's all this?

Both of you? Really?

Did you have a fire? Or...

I do not need this today. I really don't.

You look terrible.

Thank you.

You really do.

Thank you, too.

We had the reading of your dad's will.

Would you believe, he wants his ashes scattered on his field.

The practice field? Here?

Weaver Field. Yes.

And I'd like to do it as soon as possible.

You can't be serious.

Why? I'm not gonna bother anyone.

I just wanna do it exactly as he asked for it.

And he wants you to read this while we're scattering.

It's a Gaelic blessing.

Now? You're saying you want to do all this now?

All we have to do is walk out on the 50-yard line with you...

You read the... With me?

It's what he wanted.

How the hell would you know what he wanted?

Please don't shout.

Because I was at the will reading. Unlike you.

Isn't there an art exhibition in New York that you have to be at or something?

This isn't going to be a long affair.

We just go out there, read the prayer, dump the ashes, and go home.

No!

Is everything okay?

Everything's fine.

Ali, this is my ex-wife, Angie.

Hello. Hi.

Hi, Barb.

How you doin', Amy?

"Ali." You know it's Ali.

She's the...

Oh, her. Oh.

Yeah. That's me.

Get us some coffee, will you, sweetie?

Mom, that's not her job.

It's okay. I can get 'em coffee. I'll have a green tea.

No, stay. Just, please, stay.

I'd like to have a coffee, Sonny.

No. No. No coffee, Mom.

You want to spread these goddamn ashes, you do it tomorrow!

No. I'm serious!

No!

Now then, are you going to read this prayer as your father asked you to?

No, I'm not!

Not today.

Fine.

I will do it myself.

Good luck.

How about some fresh air?

Whoever thought it meant that much to him?

Naming a simple practice field in his honor.

God, he took pride in the weirdest things.

He was your father, Sonny.

What was it? Why did you hate him so much?

I didn't hate my father.

You know what, everyone always gives me grief for firing my father.

Well, you did. I was here that day.

It was my mother.

What?

It was my mother.

Look, don't get me wrong. I'm the one who fired him.

But it was my mother who asked me to do it.

My dad's doctors told him that the stress of coaching was gonna kill him, so...

Of course, he refused to retire.

So, now I have a choice.

The time he has left at home with my mother, or another year on the sidelines, where maybe he drops dead on national television.

So what do you do?

I gave it to my mom and I fired him.

How come you never told me that before?

You know, there's already so many versions of what happened that it's not really somethin' I love talking about.

You never told him?

You let him believe that his only son would just fire him?

That's how we do things in my family.

Sonny.

And all I ever wanted to do was just get him a ring.

Oh, jeez...

What is this?

They wanna pay their respects.

Rick, what are you doing?

Someone broke my computer.

Can you believe that? I mean, this thing had my entire life on it, and...

I don't know. Who would do that?

It was me.

I threw it against the wall.

Yeah. I'm sorry.

Why would you do that?

Look, I lost my head, okay?

I've been steppin' on my dick all day.

Look, we'll get you a new one, all right? We'll get you a better one.

One with all the bells and whistles.

Look. You've been a soldier today, all right? You don't deserve this.

Okay?

Yeah. Good.


Ladies and gentlemen, please welcome to the red carpet, from the University of Wisconsin, 2014 Heisman Trophy winner, quarterback Bo Callahan!

From Florida State University, running back Ray Jennings.

How're you doin'?

Ray, remind me when they picked you. Was it first? Second?

Mmm.

It still hurts. 26th.

Well, that's good, too.

That's my number one guy right there.

Ready?

You got this.

Sonny, my man!

Oh, I am excited to hear your voice.

We were wonderin' when you were gonna call us with that good news.

Wanna talk to Bo, Chris.

Here's the man you wanna speak to.

It's the Browns.

This is Bo.

Hey, Bo. How you doin'?

Well, I'm good, Mr. Weaver. Excited to be a part of the NFL, you know.

Good, that's great, Bo. Thrilled to hear that.

Listen, I'm gonna ask you something and I want you to be absolutely honest with me.

You think you can do that?

Yes, sure. Anything, Mr. Weaver.

Bo, did your teammates come to your birthday party?

What?

For your 21st birthday party, I'm asking, did your teammates at Wisconsin come to that party or not?

Look, Mr. Weaver, this isn't somethin'

I'm really very proud of, sir, but...

I don't really remember a single thing from that night, sir.

You know what?

I don't remember mine either.

Thanks, Bo. Talk to you later.

What'd he say?

Nothin'.


Hey.

You okay?

Do I take Callahan?

What do you want me to say?

He's a winner.

He is.

He is. I mean, that's the word, right? He's won everywhere he's been.

I get that.

But they said the same thing about Ryan Leaf when he was the number two pick in '98.

No one said that about Tom Brady when he went 199th.

There's no such thing as a sure thing.

At the end of the day, all that matters is what you think.

Vontae! Vontae!

Here we go, Brownies, here we go! Whoo, whoo!

Here we go, Brownies, here we go! Whoo, whoo!


Oh, dude, that's, like, your fifth piece of pizza.

I eat when I'm nervous. Don't make me feel bad about it.

Yeah, I get like that, too.

Hey, guys. It's gettin' late.

History in the making here today at the NFL Draft.

Already fascinating twists and turns as the Seattle Seahawks and the Cleveland Browns have engaged in a historic trade just hours before this moment.

Here's the Commissioner.

Welcome to primetime and the 2014 NFL Draft.

This is an exciting night for our players, our teams, and for you, the fans.

The season begins tonight, so let's kick it off.

The 2014 NFL Draft is officially open.

After an earlier trade with the Seattle Seahawks today, the Cleveland Browns are now on the clock.

Where the hell is Sonny, guys? We're on the clock here.

I don't know. Yeah. Should be here.

Okay. So the Browns now have 10 minutes on the clock to make a choice.

And if they don't do that in that time, the team picking behind them can then jump up and potentially steal away the player the Browns wanted.

It's a situation we saw play out in 2003 with the Minnesota Vikings and it happened again in 2011 with the Baltimore Ravens.

Sonny!

Yeah, thank God! Yeah, I was wondering what you were doing.

Yeah. It's go time, boss.

Yeah, yeah. What name do you want the Commissioner to say?

All right.

Hey, guys, he's here.

Sonny, thank God. Where you been? We're on the clock!

Sonny, when are we sendin' in the ticket?

Yeah.

I already sent the ticket.

You did what?

You sent the ticket?

It's tradition! We all send it!

New tradition, guys, all right?

When this team starts winning, we'll go back to that.

And the pick is finally in.

It's currently being brandished by some walkie-talkied individual taking it up to the Commissioner's podium.

A big, humongous pick for the Cleveland Browns.

Now, to find out whose name is on that card, here's the Commissioner ready to make history in Cleveland.

With the first pick of the 2014 NFL Draft, the Cleveland Browns select.

Vontae Mack, linebacker, Ohio State.

Yes! Yes!

These things happen.

That's what you decided to do?

An absolute stunner here at Radio City Music Hall.

The Cleveland Browns, with the number one overall pick, take Vontae Mack!

Unbelievable to me that Sonny Weaver Jr.

Would make a deal of this magnitude and come away with this.

Forget about Vontae Mack for a second.

They could have had Bo Callahan.

He's the surefire slam-dunk number one pick.

We all knew it comin' in here.

If I'm Brian Drew, current quarterback of the Cleveland Browns, I better play good.


Yeah. No, no. I realize that.

He wants to talk to him right now.

Then call me back.

I'm sorry, sir...

Just get in the damn car.

This is Anthony.

Tell Sonny I'm on my way to Teterboro and I will literally be in his face in an hour and he will talk to me then.

I will, sir.

Safe trip, sir. Thank you, Marvin.

It's Sonny.

Sonny Weaver Jr.

Congratulations, Vontae. You're a Cleveland Brown.

I'm a Cleveland Brown!

Car's gonna be picking you up in 10 minutes, and we're flying you to Cleveland.

You think you can manage that?

Oh...

You need to get back inside.

What just happened?

This is the NFL Draft.

These things happen all the time.

Now trust me.

These teams, they don't want a quarterback that panics.

I need you to come inside, now.

Come on.

You picked Vontae. Wow.

Three first-round picks to get the guy I could have gotten all along.

Jesus, I used to think I was good at this.

Well, that remains to be seen.

Sometimes, the correct path is the tortured one.

It's a gift, Sonny.

You see things other people don't see. It's one of the things...

It's one of the things I love about you.

Excuse me.

You're not gonna believe what's happening.

You know, I think back, Deion, and I go back to 1983 and I start thinkin' about Dan Marino.

He was the sixth quarterback taken...

Holy shit!

What's goin' on?

He's dropping.

What?

Picks number two and three are not Bo Callahan.

Nobody's pickin' him.

Just last year.

Geno Smith drops out of the first round, and there are all kinds of rumors goin' on right now, "Why is this kid dropping and..."

Everybody's freaking out, Sonny.

St. Louis went with Anderson. Miami took Palmer.

Who's picking fourth?

Arizona.

Are they gonna take Callahan?

They should, but everybody's off their game.

Rams and the Dolphins, both went with their expected picks, even though Bo was still available.

Everybody's panickin' 'cause Callahan's still there.

Jesus, what if he drops to seventh? Seahawks have seventh.

What if they ended up with Callahan?

Well, then Tom Michaels is the GM of the decade.

I'm goin' to the can, to throw up.

Okay. Denver has five. Jacksonville has six.

Yeah, but Denver's not gonna take Callahan.

They got Herrod, he's an All-Pro.

So if Arizona balks, then Jacksonville's all over him.

Unless they balk, too.

And our friend Tom Michaels grabs him at seven. Shit!

They have that kid GM down in Jacksonville. What is his name?

Jeff Carson.

Rookie.

Right, Jeff Carson.


Hey, buddy.

Holy shit, man. What do you know? What do you know?

About what?

About this! About this thing! What's wrong with Callahan?

Nothing. We like Vontae better.

The Rams took my pick. Everything's out of whack.

Well, you still have time.

Arizona is picking right now.

You're right. Hold on.

With the fourth pick of the 2014 NFL Draft, the Arizona Cardinals select Robert Starks, cornerback, Georgia Tech.

Wow. Arizona went corner.

Shit. Starks was my backup.

That's a tough break, but, hey, Callahan's still in play.

Who's pickin' fifth?

The Broncos, and they're not taking Callahan.

They got Matt Herrod. They don't need Callahan.

Yeah, I think you're right.

I think they're gonna go with that big kid outta Oregon.

Dearborne. Left tackle.

Well, congratulations, Jeff.

Looks like you got yourself Bo Callahan to quarterback the Jacksonville Jaguars.

You gotta be straight with me.

About what?

What's wrong with Callahan? Why is everyone passin' on him?

Why did you pass on him?

I told you. We like Vontae better.

Damn it, Sonny, I'm about to be on the clock here. Please.

What's wrong with Callahan?

Can I be frank with you?

Yes.

I think he's a bust.

What?

How? Why?

I don't know. Gut feeling.

To be honest, Jeff, it's a character thing for me.

But, look, I have other needs.

So, if you wanna make a trade for six, I can make that happen right now.

You want six? Who are you takin'?

I can't tell you that, Jeff.

The question is, do you want to make a trade?

Because if you're not sold on Callahan, you can still come out of here with a handful of draft picks, you look like a seasoned pro, and everybody wonders what you're up to next year.

I don't know. I don't know, Sonny.

Look, Jeff, every year someone comes out of this looking like a donkey.

Can you hear me? Yeah.

Good. Because tomorrow I got a feeling it could be you if you don't make this deal.

Look, everyone else has a reason to pass on Bo Callahan. You don't.

Give me six.

Give me six and I'll give you our second-round pick this year and our second-rounder next year.

Do what?

Oh! That sounds awesome, Sonny. What am I, a jerk?

I'm just spit-balling here, Jeff.

Two number twos for the sixth overall? I'm not an idiot.

I'd give you ones, but I already dealt 'em.

Well, you're gonna have to do better than that.

Jesus, the clock.

I know. Denver hasn't picked yet, but they will any second, all right?

Shit, Sonny, I need more. Tell me.

What is the very best that you can do?

Final offer.

Take our number two pick this year, next year, and the next year after that.

That's three years of number two picks.

Four. I want your next four number twos.

Nah, Jeff, I'm not gonna do that.

Stay with me on planet Earth here, all right?

You know what I just offered you is fair.

So, three years of second-rounders?

That's right. For your pick right now.

And you and your guys can regroup, figure yourselves out and relax.

This is a good deal, Jeff.

This is a good deal for both of us.

Deal.

Good, Jeff. You did good.

Call it in. Call it in.

Hey, this is Marx.

We got something, Ken.

Cleveland's in this. And Jacksonville.

Okay, give it to me.

Okay, somebody get me Tom Michaels on the phone.

Tell me you didn't just do that, Sonny.

Michaels. Tom Michaels.

Are we on the clock?

Tell me you didn't just do that.

We just got the number six pick.

And, no, we are not on the clock. Denver's on the clock.

Okay, so we got six! Who are we picking at six?

Rick, can you get Marvin on the phone now?

Let me get this straight.

In the span of one day, you have managed to burn through three years' worth of number one and number two picks, is that correct?

Yeah.

I quit, Sonny. Don't quit.

I can't coach a team that doesn't have a future, Sonny.

That's the way it works.

I got Tom Michaels on the line!

Sonny, are we trading six?

Will everyone please just shut up?

People, please, can I have a moment of goddamn silence while I do my job here, okay?

Look. Don't quit, all right?

Just let me do my job here. Just let me do this. Don't quit now.

If, by the end of the night, you still wanna quit, then quit.

Just see what I do from here.

Your show, Sonny.

Tom Michaels is holding.

You son of a bitch!

Anthony, I need five minutes, all right?

Five minutes, and then you can fire me.

Sonny, you are a dead man.

Mr. Molina. Mr. Molina. Look at me. Look at me.

Just give him a minute. He knows what he's doing.

Tom, it's Sonny.

Jesus, Mary and Whatnot. Do I owe you a thank you, Weaver?

Jacksonville's on the clock and I'm one more crazy shit-show from insanity.

Can you imagine, scoring three first-round picks and Bo Callahan?

Lord God, let that infant John Carson screw this up.

It's Jeff Carson, Tom, and he doesn't have the pick.

I do.

What?

I just made a trade with Jacksonville. I'm on the clock. It's me.

Bullshit!

The Jacksonville Jaguars have made a trade.

The Cleveland Browns now have the sixth pick and are on the clock.

Sonny, what'd you give 'em?

No time for that. I'm on the clock.

I'm gonna pick Bo, Tom. Unless you want him more.

And if so, let's make a deal.

We still have Bo Callahan?

What the hell's goin' on, Sonny?

Everyone thinks there's something wrong with the kid, but you don't, all right?

You've done your due diligence.

You're about to pull off the move of the century.

But you need my pick to do it. So make me an offer.

You've gone rogue. You've gone renegade.

Yeah, that's right. That's exactly right.

I could have gotten Vontae at seven, but instead I trade up with you just so I could get him at one.

Jesus Christ. You were right about me, Tom.

I am a crazy man. So, come on, take advantage of it.

What are you waitin' for?

Make me a deal, Tom, at six, and you get your boy wonder.

What do you want?

I want my number ones back. All of 'em.

That's crazy. Why would I give them back?

Because, at the end of the day, no one's the wiser, Tom.

You haven't lost anything and you get the quarterback messiah you've always wanted for $7 million less.

Nah. No, I can't do it. I'd look like an idiot, like I panicked.

You take him. You obviously don't want to.

I'll stick with my draft picks.

Yeah, but you want him, Tom, don't you?

Seahawks fans want a hero and you denied 'em.

Not that bad. Don't lie to me.

I checked all the Seahawk fan blogs and chat rooms.

They're all calling for your head.

Ever since you traded away Callahan, the barbarians are at the gate.

I don't care about that.

Yeah, you do. You and I both know it.

I have the golden ticket now, Tom, and if I give it to you, you get to save Seahawk football in Seattle.

Um...

How 'bout I give you number two picks?

No. Uh-uh. Uh-uh.

No, I want my picks back. All of them.

I want all three years of this team's future back.

That's not fair!

Well, you wanna cry about it, Tom, or you wanna make a little magic before the clock runs out on both of us?

$7 million cheaper solves our salary cap problem.

We're still gonna give the fans what they want.

Okay. Screw it!

No more offer. It's off the table, Tom.

I'm takin' Callahan. Whoa, whoa. No, no.

Wait, wait!

All right. You have a deal.

I'll give you your picks! We have a deal!

What else do we need?

Offense?

Special teams. Putney! Get Putney!

Yes! David Putney! Putney!

Yeah. Putney.

Hello? Sonny?

I'm sorry, that deal's now off the table.

What?

We live in a different world than we did just 30 seconds ago.

Come on.

What?

What do you want now?

I want my picks back and I want David Putney.

I need a punt returner.

Where the hell did that come from?

It doesn't matter. I want all my picks back.

And I want David goddamn Putney just because I feel like it.

You're outta your mind. Yeah, I am.

Haven't I proved that already?

You make this deal right now, Tom, and you get Bo Callahan.

Say it with me.

"You get Bo."

Come on, Tom, say it with me, you pancake-eating motherfucker.

All right. Shit. Deal.

Great! You're welcome.

Confirm the trade.

God damn it, I love this job!

Hold on. Looks like Cleveland's making another trade.

We got a trade.

Okay, this means we're picking next, all right?

Back at seven, where we started.

Tom's gonna take Bo. So who do we got?

Ray Jennings.

We take Ray Jennings.

That's right. Cleveland royalty.

Haven't I been telling everybody that that's what we need, a running back?

Still wanna quit, Coach?

What?

Does this sound like a team that you wanna coach?

Because the Browns are ready to roll.

We just need the right man at the wheel.

I can coach this team.

I know you can.

Why don't you give Ray Jennings a call?

Ask him if he wants to be a Brown.

Then tell him to pack his bags so he can join us at our party.

My pleasure, boss.

You got some set of balls, Sonny. Congratulations.

Thank you.

After a trade with the Cleveland Browns, with the sixth pick of the 2014 NFL Draft, the Seattle Seahawks select Bo Callahan.

Quarterback, University of Wisconsin.


Hello?

Hold on.

Hello?

Ray? Coach Penn of the Cleveland Browns.

Hi, Coach.

How would you like to play for your Pop's old team?

I'm gonna be a Brown.

You're gonna be a Brown!

General Manager Sonny Weaver Jr.

Took one pick in the first round, the number seven pick.

He sprinkled it with fairy dust, wished upon a star, and somehow, he turned it into not one, not two, but three potentially impactful players for his team next year. One pick!

He took a chance and went with his gut and took his guys.

Make no mistake about it.

The Cleveland Browns are his team now for sure.

This is the Draft Day Browns fans were waiting for.

Sonny Weaver Jr. pulled it off.

When you were like, "I want all my picks back, "and I want David goddamn Putney because I feel like it!"

Like, how did you come up with that?

I was pissed.

Here, look at who we have right now.

Let me break it down.

Vontae Mack, the guy who plays with more passion and inspiration than anyone in college football, he's a Brown.

Ray Jennings, the running back the Browns have needed for years.

A return man to help out on special teams, and, Rich, just like we wanted, Brian Drew, back at quarterback, where he belongs.

I don't even wanna hear about Bo Callahan.

If he thinks Callahan's a bust, who am I to argue with that?

He turned nothin' into a big-time somethin'.

Smile for the cameras, Coach.

This is a day for Cleveland to celebrate.

We had a great day!

Super Bowl! Super Bowl! Super Bowl!

That was gonna go down a different way.

Mom?

There you are.

You okay?

Yeah. It was just so noisy downstairs, I had to get a few minutes of quiet.

We're taking off.

You sure you're gonna be okay?

I think your dad would have been very happy to coach a team like this.

I think so, too.

Thank you.

Look, we gotta go.

Of course. It was a long day.

Bye, Ali.

Good night, Barb.

Hey, Mom.

We're gonna have a baby.

You're gonna be a grandma.

Thank you.

Wow!

That was big.

I'll get my stuff.


Joe.

Hey, Anthony, you did a hell of a job with the Draft.

Congratulations. Thanks, Jim.

Very impressive, Anthony.

Thanks, Bernie.

I can't take all the credit.