It’s time to stop giving Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin a pass. Pittsburgh plays well against the good teams, but they overlook bad teams and are inconsistent from week to week. Tomlin’s record against sub .500 teams since 2012 is 19-22 and they’ve missed the playoffs in 2 of the last 4 years with an elite franchise quarterback. That’s bad coaching.
“It’s a company that’s got a CEO that’s good not great. The longer he’s there the more issues. They’re bad against bad teams. That’s coaching.”
Seattle is in the business of staying in close games they should lose, and winning ugly, or last night in Arizona, tying ugly. They should have lost last night after being outplayed in every aspect of the game. Pete Carroll keeps his teams in close games, even when they aren’t playing well. Colin thinks last night was maybe the best tie ever for the Seahawks. It was essentially a win.
“Officially last night, that was a tie. That is a win for Seattle.”
There isn’t a resurgence in the popularity of baseball right now. What’s happening with the recent MLB ratings spike is that the Cubs, and the captivating story line, is driving ratings. It’s still not even close to the popularity of the NFL. It’s not a trend.
Colin rants on his love for Chicago and the Windy City. It’s one of his favorite cities in America, and a great sports town. Lots of Chi-town love in The Herd.
“Jay Cutler is the only grumpy person in Chicago.”
Chris Spielman – Fox NFL Football Analyst joins the show to talk about the team his brother Rick has built in Minnesota, what they need to fix so they don’t drop off, why he thinks Matthew Stafford is playing as well as any quarterback in the NFL, why the Cowboys should stick with Dak Prescott, and what he likes about Carson Wentz.
Mike Peirera – Former NFL Vice President of Officiating is in-studio to give his opinion on replays being down this year, whether pass interference calls should be reviewable, why Bobby Wagner’s line-leaping block of an Arizona field goal wasn’t a penalty, his takeaway on the league’s new kickoff rule, and his opinion on college football’s targeting rule.
Ian Rapoport – NFL Network Insider joins the show to report on the NFL buzz from break news on Geno Smith’s torn ACL, if the Jets go with Ryan Fitzpatrick after he torched Jets management in a postgame press conference, why the Rams won’t go with Goff despite Case Keenum’s struggles, and the issues with the NFL not having sudden death overtime.