The Chiefs beat the Raiders last night to take the inside track on the AFC West division title, and Colin thinks they legitimately have a chance to win the Super Bowl. The only reason people aren’t taking them seriously is because they’re not interesting.
If you look at their roster, it’s loaded, especially defensively. Andy Reid is the second-best coach in the AFC. People say they can’t win a Super Bowl with Alex Smith, but he’s won 60 of his last 84 starts, which is a better winning percentage than Bill Parcells had as a head coach. He’s got nice weapons like Tyreek Hill and Travis Kelce to throw to, and the KC defense is better than Denver’s. No one will talk about them, but they’re a Super Bowl level team.
“The Kansas City Chiefs are boring, and unbelievably effective.”
NBA Critics say that the league is boring because it’s so top-heavy, and only two or three teams have a chance to win every year, but the same handful of teams always have a shot to win in the national title college football and basketball and nobody says a word. The truth is, people can complain all they want about how unbalanced the NBA is, but if LeBron and Durant meet in the Finals, everyone will be watching. The ratings will always tell the truth.
“You say you want parity in the NBA. You say you want underdogs, and you don’t. And how do I know? Because ratings are truth serum.”
The Rams are awful, and Albert Breer’s recent article in the MMQB says that head coach Jeff fisher and GM Les Snead can’t stand each other, and the Rams organization is a mess. Colin says the Rams organization is like a bad marriage. They moved the team, they drafted a young star quarterback, but the with all the flashy moves, the underlying problems are all the same. The Rams are irrelevant on the L.A. sports scene, and sticking with Jeff Fisher isn’t going to help anything. Time for a divorce.
“The Rams right now, are a bad marriage, and they’re trying to save it with an exciting new move. A new house. ‘Let’s have a baby.’ Let’s draft a quarterback… And what do you have? A bigger mess.”
Also, Colin gives his NFL Week 14 Blazin’ 5 picks! Game of the week is Baltimore at New England.
Michael Lombardi – Former NFL GM and host of the Make Me Smarter football podcast is in-studio to discuss the Chiefs win over the Raiders last night, the reported dysfunction with the Rams between Jeff Fisher and GM Les Snead, why he thinks the Ravens are primed for a playoff run, and his Week 14 picks.
Greg Cosell – Senior producer of NFL Matchup and NFL Films joins the show to break down the film from Week 13, what he sees on film with the Seahawks, how their offensive philosophy has changed under Carroll, and what the film says about Cam Newton’s bad mechanics.
Albert Breer – NFL Insider for The MMQB joins the show to discuss his recent article about the Jeff Fisher/Les Snead feud with the Rams, why Snead and Fisher could both be gone at the end of the year, whether Tony Romo could end up in L.A., how the stats say Matt Stafford is better than Tom Brady right now, and the huge difference Jim Bob Cooter has made with Stafford.