Colin thinks Tom Brady’s time in New England could be wrapping up sooner than most people think.
Brady struggled last week against the Texans, and in his last two postseason games, he’s completing 47.9% of his passes, has more touchdowns than interceptions (3 TD, 4 INT), and a passer rating of 61.3.
Colin thinks that if Brady plays poorly and the Patriots lose this weekend, conversations will start taking place between Belichick and owner Robert Kraft about Brady’s future, and if it’s time to make the organizational shift to Jimmy Garoppolo as the future of the Patriots franchise.
Colin cited Belichick’s history of moving on from players a year early, rather than a year late. He doesn’t see why his handling of the Brady situation will be any different. With Belichick, there are no sacred cows, only pieces of his master formula based on getting value for assets for players before they fall off the cliff.
“Bill Belichick has never given us one moment that makes you think he deeply cares about his players. They’re retail, baby. He gets rid of guys a year early, not a year late. If you think he’s gonna get held hostage by a situation, it’s not gonna happen.”
The Cavs got stomped by the Warriors at Oracle last night, 126-91, and Colin said is reading absolutely nothing into the result. The Warriors were amped up last night and Cleveland was flat. The game was over in about seven minutes.
Even though Golden State got the win, Colin strongly believes Cleveland and LeBron still hold the mental edge when it matters. LeBron has owned the Warriors in 13 Finals games and last night, and is still in Steph Curry and Draymond’s head. The next time these two teams meet would be in a Finals grudge match. The overall advantage in the budding rivalry is still with the Cavs.
“Basically, Cleveland took a knee last night. And you may not like it, but they took a psychological knee last night to not give the Warriors any satisfaction.”
Bill Belichick and Tom Brady catch all the heat for cheating, but Pete Carroll just stepped in another mess of his own creation, when he admitted that Richard Sherman had an MCL injury that was never disclosed on the injury report. People like Pete Carroll because he’s the fun, hip coach, but he has a resume of rule breaking outlaw.
From NCAA violations, to illegal practices, to Adderall scandals, his track record is directly opposed to his fun, flaky, chill surfer dude vibe. Likeable people get a pass, and that’s what’s happened with Pete. Today is the latest example that Pete isn’t some chill beach bum, his hyper-competitiveness and willingness to break the rules is just packaged differently.
“That gap between that cheater Belichick and Pete Carroll, might not be as large as you think.”
Eric Mangini – Former Jets and Browns head coach is in-studio to discuss Bill Belichick’s SnapFace comments; how he handled the press during his time as a coach; what bothered him about the Antonio Brown Facebook Live video; and if it will be a distraction heading into the AFC Championship.
Nick Wright – FS1 host and co-host of the Make Me Smarter Football Podcast is in-studio to attempt to articulate his frustration with his hometown Chiefs; why Alex Smith isn’t the answer; why Dak Prescott made a mistake with his late-game spike against the Packers; and why Draymond Green will regret mocking LeBron last night.
Chris Broussard – FS1 NBA Analyst is in-studio to explain why he thinks Cavs/Warriors is the best rivalry he’s seen he’s covered the league; if he agrees with Colin that the Cavs tanked last night; and why he thinks Colin is too hard on Carmelo Anthony.
Bob Kravitz – Indianapolis Colts Insider joins the show to discuss the Jon Gruden and Peyton Manning rumors in Indianapolis; why the rumors prove that Irsay has no confidence in Pagano and Grigson; if either can survive until next season; and if one goes, who will it be.