Being a star in America is great nowadays, we just elected one president. But, in the NFL it doesn’t equate to being a winner. Some quarterbacks like Tom Brady, Philip Rivers and Russell Wilson are in love with the preparation and process, not just the outcome of playing in the game.
It’s become increasingly apparent to Colin that Cam Newton is definitely a star, but he’s in love the outcome, not the process. He’ll be a star, and paid handsomely for it, but he won’t ever win consistently on the level of a Brady or Wilson. Colin thinks Cam is a “thank god it’s Friday” guy. Russell Wilson is a “thank god it’s Monday” guy.
“Don’t confuse star quarterback with great quarterback. Cam’s not a great quarterback.”
For years, Colin was clobbered by the local Green Bay fan boy media for his criticism of Aaron Rodgers, but now he’s been vindicated. Rodgers’ critics aren’t anonymous sources, they’re former teammates that are putting their name behind it. Colin’s sources tell him that Rodgers and head coach Mike McCarthy don’t get along, and Rodgers bad mouths McCarthy in private. Only cheesehead wearing local apologists think it’s a vast conspiracy against Rodgers at this point. Wake up.
“It’s a real story, stop being protective. Be Reporters, not supporters.”
At a press conference this morning, Bill Belichick made some surprising comments when he said that Jimmy Garoppolo and Tom Brady are essentially interchangeable parts. Some people perceived the comments as disrespectful to Brady, and sounded the Twitter outrage alarm. Colin doesn’t see it that way. He thinks it’s Belichick’s way of clearing the air and sending the signal that everyone is interchangeable. It also helps increase the potential trade value of either quarterback to GM’s around the league who might be looking this offseason.
Louisville got smoked by Houston last night, ending their chance to make the College Football Playoff. Colin admits he wanted them to lose. He doesn’t think they belong in the Final Four because they don’t have the players to compete with the traditional powers and it would dilute the playoff. The biggest difference that separates the good teams from the great is elite recruiting, and Colin believes it should be a major factor in determining the Final Four. Sometimes the truth hurts. Deal with it.
“If I have to make a decision, Washington or Ohio State, Ohio State has 25 NFL bodies on their roster. Washington doesn’t.”
Michael Lombardi – Former NFL GM and Fox Sports NFL Insider is in-studio talking about Aaron Rodgers getting called out by former teammates, why he thinks the Packers failure to evolve as an offense is a huge part of their struggles, what Tony Romo is worth on the open market, why he calls the 6-3 Giants a Ponzi Scheme, and his take on Bill Belichick’s comments on Brady and Garoppolo.
Curt Menefee – Host of Fox NFL Sunday is in-studio to discuss his book Losing isn’t Everything, that takes a behind the scenes look at some of the toughest losses in sports history, his favorite stories from the book, his take on Cam Newton, and the difference between covering Jimmy Johnson in Dallas and working with Jimmy Johnson now.
Dave Wannstedt – Fox Sports NFL and College Football analyst is in-studio to explain why he didn’t like the Tony Romo press conference, why he thinks the high level scrutiny that NFL players face today is excessive, his take on Bill Belichick’s comments that Jimmy Garoppolo and Brady are interchangeable, and his story about how he lost Joe Flacco when he was the head coach at Pitt.