It’s a loaded Blazin’ 5 Friday in The Herd.
Donovan McNabb recently said the Cowboys should trade Dez Bryant. Colin agrees 100%. The AFC is dominated by quarterbacks, while the NFC is won in the trenches. Star wide receivers don’t win in the NFC. The Cowboys offensive line is the real star of the team. If they did trade Dez, the perfect team to trade for Bryant is the Patriots. They have a history of trading for wide receivers, and Belichick and Brady wouldn’t be intimidated by Bryant, and could cut him in a second if he’s a problem. If you compare Bryant to Randy Moss when they traded for him, Moss was far more disgruntled and had more question marks than Bryant does. It’s not even close. Moss set records with Brady, and Bryant could be a huge upgrade from the their current wideouts.
“Dez hasn’t quit or ripped the team. You think Dez is high maintenance? Randy was the poster child of dysfunction. New England went and rolled the dice and made offensive history.”
Green Bay won by 16 against Chicago last night, and Aaron Rodgers threw for 300 yards. Colin is selling all his Packers stock. A 16-point win, at home, over a Bears team with a weak defense, playing their third string quarterback just isn’t impressive. It’s not all Aaron Rodgers’ fault. A lot of it has to do with the attrition in the Packers front office. They’ve lost Seahawks GM John Schneider, Raiders’ GM Reggie McKenzie, and Chiefs GM John Dorsey. All have had tremendous success, and their loss is showing with the Packers talent deficient roster. The Packers window is closed.
“They’ve had a brain drain in the front office. Ted Thompson can’t keep losing people like this. And they’ve become overly reliant on the draft.”
Dodgers fans are panicking like Cubs fans after dropping Game 5 last night. The Dodgers are starting Kershaw in Game 6 at Wrigley, a winnable game. If they win Game 6, a Game 7 at Wrigley is far from a home field advantage because all the pressure will shift to the Cubs. Stop acting like the sky is falling.
Also, Colin runs down the games he’ll be watching this weekend, and why he never eats steak alone.
Michael Lombardi – Former NFL GM and Fox Sports NFL Insider is in-studio discussing what’s wrong with the Packers’ talent acquisition philosophy, why an organization needs to diversify it’s portfolio in acquiring players, whether Dez Bryant to New England would work, and his Week 7 NFL picks.
Reggie Jackson – MLB Hall of Famer and “Mr. October” is in-studio discussing his upcoming documentary The Making of Mr. October, which premieres on FS1 on October 23, what he thinks about player celebrations, analytics and replay in baseball, and how he’s supporting technology education for underprivileged youth in inner cities.
Lee Jenkins – Sports Illustrated Senior Writer is in-studio to discuss his recent article on Russell Westbrook, his OCD tendencies, how he’s misunderstood, his complicated relationship with Kevin Durant, the impact Durant’s decision to leave Oklahoma City on Westbrook, and his mindset heading into the 2016 season.
Clay Travis – Founder of Outkick the Coverage and host of Outkick the Show joins The Herd to discuss Colin’s position that the SEC, aside from Nick Saban, is poorly coached, whether the SEC has become predictable, whether Texas A&M has a prayer this week against the Tide, or if anyone has a prayer against the Tide this year.