Doug Gottlieb in for Colin:
Dez Bryant can still have success if he evolves like Larry Fitzgerald
It’s clear to most people that Dez Bryant isn’t the receiver he was a couple of years ago, except to Dez Bryant. Doug doesn’t think Bryant will ever be a bonafide #1 receiver in the NFL again, but he can still have success if he’s willing to accept he’s diminished and reinvent himself, and his game, like Larry Fitzgerald has done in Arizona over the last several years.
In order to do this, Dez will first have to admit that he’s not as dominant like he once was. Right now he’s not willing to entertain the idea he should take a pay cut.
James Harrison traded his Steelers legacy for pocket change
Several Steelers spoke out publicly to fight back against the narrative that James Harrison was mistreated by the organization when he was cut. Maurkice Pouncey, Bud Dupree and Mike Mitchell all characterized Harrison as selfish and unwilling to mentor younger players in his reduced role.
Doug understands the business of the NFL, but with Harrison only due to make around $59,000, he is essentially trading his legacy in Pittsburgh for pocket change.
Mark Schlereth – FS1 Analyst is in-studio talking James Harrison signing with the Pats; when he knew it was time to retire.
Joel Klatt – FS1 College Football analyst is in-studio talking Washington State/Michigan State; and why he agrees with Josh Rosen’s comments about not wanting to go to the ‘wrong team’
Jim Jackson – FS1 NBA Analyst talking James Harrison moving to the Pats; and the end of his NBA career.
Dana White – UFC President is in-studio talking Cyborg/Holm; when McGregor will fight again in the Octagon; and if Mayweather will ever fight in the UFC.