Kyle Shanahan is more of a QB guru than Jon Gruden
Jon Gruden has long had a reputation as a quarterback guru, but Colin thinks there’s very little track record to back up the reputation. In fact, dating back to his days in Tampa, Gruden has never developed or significantly improved any QB he’s ever coached.
Niners HC Kyle Shanahan is the one who deserves the label because he has a track record of nothing but results. From making Matt Ryan into an MVP to turning career backup Brian Hoyer into a serviceable starter, he’s taken almost every quarterback he’s ever coached to another level. Shanahan is the real Bay Area quarterback guru, not Gruden.
Westbrook is heading for an inevitable cliff
Yesterday it was announced that Russell Westbrook is headed for minor knee surgery, and Colin has seen this movie before. Westbrook is a superstar because he’s a dynamic athlete, but historically, once that goes there’s an inevitable decline.
This particular injury won’t affect Westbrook this season, but as he ages, the wear and tear will take it’s toll. Unlike Steph Curry, who relies on shooting over physical dominance, Westbrook doesn’t have the skill to fall back on to prolong his career once his athleticism inevitably leaves him.
– Seattle needs to show Russell Wilson some respect
– Baker Mayfield won’t come close to Drew Brees’ career.
Greg Cosell – NFL Films Senior Producer joins the show to break down the film on Sam Darnold’s impressive debut; Jimmy g’s Week 1 struggles; and if the film backs up the narrative that Eli is eroding.
Mark Sclereth – FS1 Analyst is in-studio talking NFL Week 1 and why he’s not ready to anoint Sam Darnold as a franchise savior, yet.
Bucky Brooks – NFL Network Analyst and former scout is in-studio discussing Lions’ players’ problem with Matt Patricia; and if Aaron Rodgers is injury prone