Colin has said many times that he thinks that with all things being equal, Tony Romo is a better quarterback than Dak Prescott. He has also repeatedly said that Prescott should remain the Cowboys starter. They’ve already committed to Dak, and he’s clearly their future.
Colin says a large portion of the recent heat Prescott is taking is because every Cowboys game is on national TV and put under a microscope. Prescott’s struggles are analyzed on a play-by-play basis, while Jameis Winston, by comparison, is having a statistically worse season in all categories. Winston has mostly been praised for his progression in his second year. The reason? No one watches him play on a week to week basis.
“I think Tony Romo, pre-snap, and throwing the ball down the field is better right now than Dak. But, you’ve made a decision, and let’s not overreact to the moment.”
Michael Jordan criticized Kevin Durant when he left Oklahoma City for Golden State. Jordan never hesitates to talk down to current NBA players from his throne as the greatest NBA player of all-time. Today, Colin pointed out that much of success is timing, and during Jordan’s title runs he had the good fortune of never meeting up with a legitimately great team in the Finals.
Colin thinks the level the Warriors are playing at right now, in terms of team basketball, and their willingness to share is well beyond what he thought was possible so soon. He thinks that under the current offensively friendly NBA rules, these Warriors would be a nightmare matchup for Jordan’s Bulls teams.
“Can we slow down a little bit on the Golden State animosity? What they’re doing is way better than we thought, and it’s happening much sooner than we anticipated. They are averaging an assist on 75% of their baskets, and they would be a nightmare matchup, believe it or not, for a great Bulls team, with generally one really good perimeter shooter.”
Colin’s man crush on Tom Brady is no secret. He doesn’t think Brady is the greatest quarterback of all-time because he’s won 4 Super Bowls, he’s more impressed at what he’s done for so long with the surrounding talent he’s had.
Today, Colin went through the list of receivers to whom Brady has thrown a touchdown pass, and, other than Gronk, it sounded like a bunch of random names pulled out of a phone book. If you compare Brady’s surrounding cast over his career to the consistently great talent that Peyton Manning was surrounded with for most of his, Brady’s accomplishments even more impressive.
“I got the list this morning. It’s 56 guys. I’ve never heard of 11 of them, and I watch every game. I vaguely remember some of them driving through Foxborough.”
Colin also pays tribute to the life and career of NBA broadcaster Craig Sager, who passed away yesterday after battling Leukemia. #SagerStrong
— Herd w/Colin Cowherd (@TheHerd) December 16, 2016
Michael Lombardi – Fox Sports NFL Insider and host of Make Me Smarter Football Podcast is in-studio to explain why the Patriots claiming receiver Michael Floyd off waiver after his DUI is worth the risk, what troubling signs he sees from Jared Goff, and his take on the slate of Week 15 NFL games.
Cris Carter– FS1 NFL Analyst is in-studio to discuss his criticisms of Dez Bryant, explain his 5 fundamentals of playing wide receiver in the NFL,his list of the best route runners ever, whether Jared Goff can be a franchise quarterback for the Rams, and if he thinks Jon Gruden could end up as the head coach of the Rams.
Dave Wannstedt – FS1 College and Pro Football Analyst is in-studio recalling his experiences with cold weather football, the coldest game he ever coached in, if there’s a legitimate quarterback controversy in Dallas, and why he doesn’t think his buddy Jon Gruden will end up coaching the Rams.