The NFL would be better off if the Raiders stay in Oakland
After several failed attempts, the Raiders have obtained financing for a stadium in Las Vegas. It looks like an inevitability, but Colin thinks it’s a mistake. The west coast expansion and relocation of the NFL have been a disaster with the Rams lackluster debut, the Chargers are going to play in a soccer stadium, and the Niners are playing an hour from San Francisco.
The Rams and Chargers have experienced lukewarm receptions, at best, and Colin doesn’t see any reason to move the Raiders, who will be forced to play three years as lame ducks in Oakland in a crumbling stadium before sparse crowds.
The Raiders are a hallmark NFL brand and the NFL would be best served by keeping them in Oakland.
I still contend the NFL could keep the Raiders in Oakland, and could keep the Chargers in San Diego if they really cared. If the Philadelphia Eagles or the Pittsburgh Steelers threatened to leave, the NFL would step in and they would build the stadium in Pittsburgh, and they would build the stadium in Green Bay, and they would build the stadium in Dallas, and they would build a stadium for the New York Giants, and they would build the stadium for the Washington Redskins.
There are certain franchises in every sport that mean more.”
If healthy, Tony Romo is a Top 5 quarterback.
According to a variety of reports, the Denver Broncos and Tony Romo have mutual interest once the veteran quarterback market is released by the Cowboys. Colin previously said that he doesn’t think Denver is the best fit for Romo for a number of reasons, including their bad offensive line.
The obvious question with Romo is his health and fragility, but Colin pointed out that when he is actually healthy, his numbers over his last 30 starts are as good, or better, than Aaron Rodgers, Ben Roethlisberger and Matt Ryan.
“When he’s upright, Tony Romo is a Top 5 quarterback in this league.”
Two 1st round picks for Jimmy Garoppolo should be a no-brainer for the Browns. It’s not because they’re the Browns.
According to a recent report, the Browns are prepared to draft Texas A&M defensive end Myles Garrett with the 1st pick in the upcoming NFL Draft and make a move to acquire Jimmy Garoppolo from the Patriots with the 12th pick in the draft. The report also said that Cleveland isn’t willing to part with their 1st round pick from next year to land Garoppolo.
Colin thinks it’s ridiculous to forego acquiring a potential franchise quarterback like Garoppolo because of one first round pick that isn’t guaranteed to turn into anything. They haven’t exactly shown a track record of landing big time players.
Cleveland hasn’t had a franchise quarterback since the early 90’s. If they would hold this deal up over one pick, it’s just more incompetence.
“People who don’t get it, don’t get they don’t get it.”
Cris Carter – FS1 NFL Analyst and NFL Pro Football Hall of Famer is in-studio explain why he disagrees with LaVar Ball on some things, but doesn’t question his intentions; why John Elway commands so much free agency respect; his take on the tightening NBA MVP race; and which nuances make James Harden’s game MVP caliber.
LaVar Ball – Father of UCLA freshman phenom Lonzo Ball joins the show to discuss his sons; his controversial comments; why he wouldn’t take them back; how he pushed back at the AAU model; if his kids get why he doesn’t think Lonzo should change his shot in the NBA; and what a typical day in the Ball household looks like.
Doug Gottleib – Host of the Doug Gottleib Show joins the show to react to Colin’s LaVar Ball interview; why he thinks LaVar’s expectation that all his kids will be as good as Lonzo could spell trouble down the line; and why he thinks Lonzo will have to change his shot in the NBA.
Lance Blanks – Former Phoenix Suns GM joins the show to reflect on his time in the front office of Cleveland; how he directly benefited from LeBron, Inc.; why people can’t fathom how big LeBron is every single place he goes; why LeBron leaving takes the wind out of the community; what the Spurs front office looks like from a first-hand perspective; and if a parent like LaVar Ball could dissuade a team from taking Lonzo.