In sports and in life, Colin likes consistent people who are focused on the right things. In his personal life, he hangs out with guys who into their families and show up on time. He likes working with people that are consistent, and that he can depend on. It’s why Colin likes Andrew Luck.
Aside from last season, when he was playing with a lacerated kidney, Luck has been consistently better than Cam Newton in his career, and he is fully committed to football. Cam, on the other hand, has been surrounded by better players, but has been inconsistent. He also has a million things going on off the field. Oh, and Luck had to follow Peyton Manning, while Cam had to replace Jimmy Clausen. Colin doesn’t understand why people are so quick to defend Cam, but bash Luck at any opportunity.
“Andrew Luck is in a different class than Cam Newton.”
In the NBA last night, Klay Thompson dropped 60 points in just 29 minutes. Steve Kerr pulled him at the end of the third quarter because the Warriors were leading the Raptors by 35. He didn’t play in the fourth quarter. Colin likes the Warriors because they care about winning over chasing individual stats. In another game last night, Russell Westbrook posted his sixth consecutive triple double.
Westbrook is taking on the NBA all by himself this year, while the Warriors are playing a team game based on ball movement and finding the open man. Colin thinks Russell is stuck in an old mindset that doesn’t work in today’s NBA, while the Warriors are playing a style that wins titles in the modern NBA. It’s easy to see why Kevin Durant left Oklahoma City for Golden State.
“[Westbrook]’s #1 in the pager business, the Warriors are the iPhone 7.”
The University of Houston has a problem. They keep getting, then losing, elite head coaches. First, it was Kevin Sumlin, who left for Texas A&M. Tom Herman just left Houston to take the Texas job. Colin says Houston should stop being insecure, and accept that they are a stepping stone job. They should be happy they keep getting quality coaches. Lane Kiffin is being rumored to replace Herman, but if he takes the job, it’s not a final destination, it’s a stepping stone to the next. Houston needs to realize what it is, and be comfortable accepting it.
“You’ve got be comfortable, Houston, with what you are. You’re a second-tier program.”
Peter King – MMQB Editor-in-Chief joins the show to break down the Jets debacle against the Colts, whether Todd Bowles is on the hot seat, what’s wrong with Cam, who he likes for Coach of the Year, why the Rams decided to extend Jeff Fisher, and his take on the red hot Raiders.
Joe Buck – Fox Sports play-by-play announcer is in-studio to discuss his new book, Lucky Bastard: My Life, My Dad, and the Things I’m Not Allowed to Say on TV, which stadium is his favorite to broadcast from, his worst professional broadcasting experience, what it’s like to call a game in Dallas with Troy Aikman, and what it was like to call the final out of the Cubs World Series win.
Eric Mangini – Former NFL head coach is in-studio to talk to Jeff Fisher’s contract extension, the short rope that NFL coaches typically have, why organizational consistency is the key to NFL success, and if New England is vulnerable this year despite their record.