Cam Newton was upset after the Panthers game because he doesn’t feel like he’s getting the calls he should. The data shows that he gets more roughing the passer calls than Big Ben, Aaron Rodgers and Tom Brady. It’s always harder for officials to officiate larger, more powerful athletes, but that’s not just for Cam. Quarterbacks with longevity don’t run around, they win from the pocket. There’s a reason Eli Manning is never hurt. Colin thinks Cam’s comments show that he’s looking for an exit, and he won’t play more than 10 years in the league.
“Cam’s been in this league for six years. Every time he opens his mouth, it seems like he wants out of it. I’ve said this in recent weeks, and I believe it. He’ll be a 10-year quarterback. The all-time greats play 15 or more. He’s going to play 10.”
Colin was extremely impressed with Dak Prescott and Carson Wentz’s total command of their respective offenses last night in primetime. He didn’t see it coming with Wentz or Prescott, but after watching them, they’re clearly the future of the NFL at quarterback. The NBA struggled when Michael Jordan retired, leaving a 5 year star void in the league. But, Prescott, Wentz, Russell Wilson, and a host of other young quarterbacks will be poised to take over the league after the current group of franchise quarterbacks like Brees, Big Ben and Brady eventually retire.
“I never felt either quarterback had that deer-in-a-headlights look. I never for a second felt like they were overwhelmed.”
Wide receivers are luxury items. The Cowboys don’t need Dez Bryant. He’s a great player, and he made a great catch last night, but this team is built on the offensive line with the running game as the primary focus. Dak has shown he can move the ball with or without Dez in the lineup, and the statistics show he’s a more efficient passer when Bryant is out. There’s no reason for the Cowboys not to trade Bryant.
“They’re home run hitters. They’re cufflinks. They’re jet skis. They’re not the staples of your franchise. And when you make that mistake, you become the New York Giants. Paying way too much time, paying way too much attention to Odell Beckham Jr. You can win a lot of games without Odell Beckham.”
Baseball fans love to out think the room. Hardcore fans like to look down at those who don’t rely solely on analytics, but Colin contends that the World Series is still about athletes, and right now Cleveland’s athletes, and a deeper bullpen, are beating Chicago. It’s not complicated. The managers in the Series are great, but managing isn’t the difference either.
Also Where Colin was right, where Colin was wrong on a Monday after a weekend of hits and misses. Happy Halloween and don’t talk to clowns.
Daryl Johnston– Super Bowl Champion and Fox Sports NFL Analyst joins the show to talk about Dak Prescott’s breakout season, whether Jerry Jones is struggling with the decision to bench Tony Romo, and if there are any remaining Tony Romo loyalists left in Big D.
Mike Peirera – Former Vice President of NFL Officiating and Fox Sports rules analyst is in-studio to discuss why the stats don’t suppoprt Cam Newton’s whining, why Josh Norman is off-base for calling out a single official after the Bengals’ game, and why he is a fan of sudden death overtime.
Ian Rapoport – NFL Network Insider joins the show to discuss NFL league buzz after Week 8, the Patriots trading Jamie Collins to the Browns for a 3rd round pick, what his sources are telling him about the Dak/Romo drama in Dallas, and when Romo will be healthy enough for the team to even consider his return.