The red-hot Giants lost to the Eagles last night and failed to clinch a playoff berth. The loss also handed the NFC East division title to the Cowboys. The Giant D is one of the best of the league, but Eli looked awful last night, and they force feed Odell Beckham regardless of the game situation. Colin thinks Beckham is possibly the most talented wide receiver in the NFL, but he would never build his team around him.
Colin takes heat for being anti-Russell Westbrook, when he’s repeatedly said he would vote him MVP this year. It’s just a difference in philosophy on how you build a team to win a title. Millennials worship Beckham and Westbrook because they value highlights. Colin values players that win titles. Wide receivers, like ball-pounding point guards, don’t win titles alone. Just because he’s not on the bandwagon, people call him a hater. Grow up and move out of your parents basement.
“Russell Westbrook is Odell Beckham. Unbelievably gifted. You ain’t winning titles with that.”
One of Colin’s connected sources was breaking down some inside info with him about the NFL ratings, and it’s completely opposed to the narrative that was built in the media over the first half of the season, through the election. His source told him that with so many meaningful games this weekend, this season could finish as the most watched NFL season ever from November through the end of the year.
The Trump election sucked oxygen out of the room, there’s been an 83% drop in daily fantasy participation in the last month, a host of other obstacles, and the NFL is still steamrolling. The media is underselling the popularity of the NFL. We can now say with unwavering certainty that it wasn’t Kaepernick, it was Trump. The NFL isn’t going anywhere anytime soon.
“You can read what you want on social media, but this league’s going nowhere, and it’s going nowhere fast. It’s gonna be an incredible last couple months.”
The USA Today asked high ranking executives from 12 NFL teams to name their MVP for the season, and the winner of the poll was Cowboys rookie running back Ezekiel Elliott. Elliott has been tremendous, and is having one of the best rookie seasons ever, but he’s not close to Colin’s MVP.
He’s not the first back to put up big numbers behind the Cowboys o-line. If you look around the league, Le’Veon Bell, Shady McCoy, and David Johnson have all arguably had better years. Zeke is great, but Colin thinks the importance of the running back position has diminished. A star back might touch the ball 20 times a game, compared to the quarterback who handles it on every play.
“Running back? MVP? C’mon now.”
Kenyon Martin – Former #1 overall draft pick and 15-year NBA veteran is in-studio to respond to George Karl’s comments about his upbringing, why he takes offense to the comments, why he thinks Karl went there, whether there is a disconnect between players and coaches, why good coaches take the time to get to know the players, and why he thinks Kevin Durant going to Golden State was the cowardly way out.
Michael Lombardi – Fox Sports NFL Insider is in-studio to explain why he agrees with Colin that Zeke Elliott shouldn’t be the MVP, and why NFL execs will never give Dak Prescott credit. He also looks ahead to Week 16, and gives his impressions of the Giants’ offensive struggles last night against the Eagles.
Cris Carter – FS1 NFL Analyst and NFL Hall of Famer is in-studio to stand up for Odell Beckham, explain why excessively targeting Beckham is okay because it’s the only way their offense can move the ball, why Zeke Elliott should be in the running for MVP, and how he would handle the Dallas quarterback situation down the stretch, now that they’ve secured the division.
Terry Bradshaw – Fox NFL Sunday co-host is in-studio to recall making his first Pro Bowl after throwing for 1,900 yards and 12 touchdowns, the most money he ever made in a season as a player, if he thinks his game could translate to today’s version of the NFL, why he wasn’t big on studying film, why poise is the most important characteristic for a quarterback, and why Mean Joe Greene is the best player he ever played with.