Talent matters, but it’s not everything. Colin thinks that people often think that talent wins no matter what. In terms of NFL quarterbacks, Aaron Rodgers is the most talented player in the league and he led the Packers on an incredible playoff run.
Tom Brady might not have the physical gifts that Aaron Rodgers possesses, but his intangible qualities are as good as any athlete in any sport. While Rodgers can make throws and plays with his legs that Brady can’t, Colin still thinks Brady is better. He is headed to his 7th Super Bowl, after all, and could win his 5th if he beats Atlanta.
“I think Aaron Rodgers is more talented than Tom Brady. I don’t think Aaron Rodgers is as good as Tom Brady.”
Colin thinks the Falcons/Patriots Super Bowl matchup has several similarities to last year’s matchup between the Falcons and the Panthers. Both games feature one beloved upstart team that has come out of nowhere, led by a quarterback having a career year. The other teams in both games were traditionally elite franchises, led by aging future Hall of Fame quarterbacks trying to win at the end of their careers.
Colin sees numerous similarities between the two games, but the result will end up the same. This year it will be Brady, not Manning, and the Patriots, not the Broncos.
“So, I get Belichick, a better defense, big game experience, one of the more multi-layered offenses I’ve seen, and the best big-game team in football. You can have the best team in the NFC South. Outlier team, outlier season.”
Ryan Grigson was fired as the Colts GM over the weekend, and it was, without a doubt, the right call. Colin has been saying Grigson should be fired for weeks, mostly because he has failed to put anything resembling a competitive team around franchise quarterback Andrew Luck. Because of Luck, whoever gets the Indy GM gig will be getting a golden opportunity to put together a defense and have a chance to win the AFC South a bunch over the next decade.
“You could take that job, and for three years, concentrate on one side of the ball. Defense. That’s what that need.”
Richie Incognito – Buffalo Bills offensive lineman is in-studio to talk about playing against the Patriots; why it’s impossible to game plan for them; what he saw from Chris Hogan in his time with the Bills; why he thinks it’s unfair to criticize coaches like Tomlin and Ryan who are motivators; why Aaron Rodgers greatness allows the Packers to build primarily through the draft; and what it’s like for a team to go through a major media distraction.
Cris Carter – FS1 NFL Analyst and Pro Football Hall of Famer is in-studio to explain why he disagrees with Colin that the Falcons/Patriots resembles Panthers/Broncos; why the Patriots players never get credit; and why he won’t be surprised if Peyton Manning ends up as the GM in Indy with Ryan Grigson out of the picture; and his impassioned defense of wide receivers in the face of Colin’s relentless criticism.