Alex Smith is an upgrade over Kirk Cousins for Washington
Many Washington fans were scratching their heads last night when news broke that the Redskins had agreed to a deal – in principle – to acquire Alex Smith from the Chiefs in exchange for a 3rd rounder and corner Kyle Fuller.
The move was confusing to many because Cousins and Smith are perceived as two sides of the same coin. Above average, slightly better than game managers, who can’t win it all. Colin disagrees, and said that Washington fans shouldn’t hang their heads over the move. In his opinion, Smith is actually an upgrade over Cousins.
Colin sees Smith – the NFL passing rating leader – as a less turnover prone version of Cousins, who also understands his limitations and is significantly more mobile. Cousins still seems intent on gaining the respect as an elite quarterback, which he’s not, and being paid like one. Smith will be playing under a more team friendly deal and should flourish under the same Jay Gruden offense in which Cousins put up huge numbers.
LeBron is gone from Cleveland
The Cavs are a disaster, and now face the additional challenge of playing the next 2 months without Kevin Love, who broke his hand last night. After recent reports that LeBron was unhappy that the team blew a golden opportunity to acquire Paul George in the offseason, he’s back to posting cryptic subtweets to teammates and the whole situation in Cleveland, now, feels eerily like when he took his talents to the Heat in 2010.
Colin thought the Cavs had a chance to keep LeBron when the season started, but now thinks LeBron is as good as gone. That’s good news for Laker and Rocket fans. Bad news if you’re in Cleveland.
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Doug Gottlieb – Host of The Doug Gottlieb Show joins the show from the Super Bowl to talk Alex Smith to the Redskins; if LeBron is gone in Cleveland; and why James Harden’s monster stats are helped by the D’Antoni system.
Eddie House – 11-year NBA veteran is in-studio talking James Harden’s 60-point triple double; if LeBron is gone from Cleveland; and
Michael Vick – FS1 Analyst joins the show to talk Super Bowl; and why his time with Alex Smith made him believer.
Greg Olsen – Carolina Panthers Pro Bowl Tight End joins the show to talk Super Bowl; dealing with an injury plagued season; and potentially transitioning into broadcasting after football.
Keenan Allen – L.A. Chargers Wide Receiver is in-studio discussing the move to L.A.; the difficulty of playing in front of small crowds; and what makes Philip Rivers an elite.