Belichick wouldn’t have a dynasty without Brady
In the new biography Belichick by Ian O’Connor, a source claims that Belichick could have won Super Bowls with other talented quarterbacks, but Colin strongly disagrees.
He thinks the claim, which has been made by others in the past, is disrespectful to Brady and his talent. The truth is Belichick has helped Brady, but Brady has been as crucial, or more, to making Belichick becoming the greatest coach of all time. Without Brady, Belichick never had anywhere close to the same success in Cleveland, or with Drew Bledsoe in New England. Brady has also routinely turned nobodies into productive wide receivers, which has allowed the Pats salary cap flexibility elsewhere.
Just like Gregg Popovich hasn’t won at the same level without Tim Duncan, Belichick wouldn’t be as successful without Brady.
The Steeler circus is on Mike Tomlin
The Steelers have long been one of the most stable franchises in the NFL, but the team has become a circus with Antonio Brown discussing being traded on Twitter, and the team struggling in the first two weeks of the season with an 0-1-1 record. Last season, Ben Roethlisberger publicly questioned Tomlin in the media over the team’s lack of discipline.
Colin thinks Mike Tomlin is a good coach, but his loose, player friendly culture is the root cause of the growing dysfunction.
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Nick Wright – Host of First Thing’s First joins the show to discuss Brady/Belichick divorce talk, and defends Mike Tomlin against critics.
DeAngelo Hall – FS1 NFL Analyst is in-studio discussing the difficulty of facing Tom Brady, and why playing younger QB’s isn’t as easy as people think.
Joel Klatt – FS1 CFB Analyst is in-studio on Chip Kelly getting crushed by his QB’s dad; why Kelly will need time to turn around the Bruins; and why USC needs to swing for the fences if they fire Clay Helton.
Plaxico Burress – Former NFL Wide Receiver joins the show to discuss the circus in Pittsburgh; if they should sign Le’Veon Bell.