It was announced during the show today that Rob Gronkowski will undergo another back surgery and, at the earliest, will be available for the Super Bowl. Colin thinks this could seriously impact the AFC playoff picture if New England drops a regular season game and the Raiders get home field advantage. If New England has to play in Oakland with a banged up Brady and no Gronk, they could be in big trouble.
“If this costs them a game, ask yourself. This team going to Oakland. Amari Cooper, Crabtree, Derek Carr, that offensive line. This is not an elite defense. And, no Gronk? This changes stuff. Gronk matters.”
Colin completely whiffed on Dak Prescott. It took him longer than most to realize that Prescott wasn’t a fluke, but now he’s completely on board. Dallas is doing things offensively right now that are historic. They’ve won their last four by a 128-83 margin, and haven’t forced a defensive turnover since Halloween. Colin thinks that the Dallas offensive personnel is among the most prolific collection of offensive talent on one team ever. This isn’t a flash in the pan, but a preview of things to come for a long time.
“This is not a fluke. This is an offense with hall of fame level talent, tremendous coaching, and they are steamrolling people.”
Rumors of a Mayweather/McGregor mega fight are flying after news broke that Conor McGregor obtained a California boxing license. Even though the fight would probably break all pay per view records, but Colin doesn’t think it’s worth the risk for the UFC. Even if he loses, McGregor’s reputation wouldn’t take a hit, but the UFC as a sport could face blowback from boxing traditionalists and the anti-UFC crowd that could put a dent in the momentum they’ve established after their recent $4 billion sale. Colin doesn’t see the upside to the fight for the UFC as a whole.
“I think there’s some danger by the UFC with this fight. It could ding them. Puncture some of their momentum.”
Major League Baseball and the MLBPA avoided a lockout by reaching a deal on a new collective bargaining agreement yesterday. As part of the agreement, it was agreed that the All-Star Game will no longer decide home-field advantage. Colin has said for years that the idea of an exhibition deciding home-field advantage in the World Series is ridiculous and he applauds MLB and Commissioner Rob Manfred for finally fixing the mistake. Thank God.
Ray Lewis – 2-time Super Bowl champion and Ravens great is in-studio reacting to Clay Matthews saying he was injured by a cheap shot, why he’s wrong, the worst cheap shot he ever took, why his de-cleating of a Denver player on Chris McCallister’s famous missed field goal kick for a touchdown wasn’t dirty, and his predictions for tonight’s Thursday game between Dallas and Minnesota.
Greg Cosell – Senior producer of NFL Matchup and NFL Films joins the show for his weekly appearance to break down the film from NFL Week 12, what he saw in Aaron Rodgers’ monster game against Philly, how coaching has helped Matt Stafford and Ryan Tannehill take the next step, and what he saw in Jared Goff’s second career start.
Chris Broussard – FS1 NBA Insider is in-studio to discuss Alvin Gentry’s comments that he would start a franchise with Anthony Davis over LeBron right now, why he thinks LeBron could take any team in the East to the Finals, if it’s fair for LeBron to take nights off, and putting into perspective how many games LeBron has played.
Warren Moon – NFL Hall of Famer joins the show to discuss what he likes about Dak Prescott, what he saw in Russell Wilson as a rookie that showed him he would be great, what he sees in Cam Newton, and his take on the Rams/Eric Dickerson controversy.