Clemson and Alabama are on another level than the rest of college football
The College football season isn’t even to the midway point yet, but Colin thinks Clemson and Alabama are head and shoulders above the rest of the top teams in the country, are both a lock for the playoffs, and are likely headed for a third straight title game match up.
If you look at their schedules, it’s hard to find any remaining potential losses, and both teams don’t have anything resembling a rival in conference. Even though it’s good news for fans of the schools, Colin thinks it’s turning into a less compelling version of the NBA, where for the last three years, Warriors/Cavs has been a foregone conclusion and the regular season has been reduced to a formality.
First impressions for young NFL quarterbacks can be misleading
Jared Goff’s first impression in the NFL was that of a bust. He looked over his head on Hard Knocks and incompetent in Jeff Fisher’s remedial offense. Fast forward to year two under rookie whiz kid Sean McVay, and Goff looks like a Pro Bowler.
Colin sees Goff as the perfect example of why no young quarterback should be definitively judged as a “player” or a bust until they have the pieces around them to succeed. In Houston, Deshaun Watson just lit up the Titans, but inherited weapons, an elite roster, which has allowed him to hit the ground running. If he was drafted by Cleveland, he wouldn’t be having anywhere near the early success.
Everyone wants to immediately define young quarterbacks based on first impressions, but they should reserve judgment until they have a fighting chance.
Tony Gonzalez – FS1 NFL Analyst is in-studio talking Jared Goff’s improvement; Odell Beckham’s drama; and why he disagrees with Colin’s take on Matt Ryan.
Peter King – Founder and Editor-in-Chief of the MMQB joins the show to talk about the Rams turnaround; if it’s safe to call Deshaun Watson the real deal already; and if the Patriots can correct their defensive problems.
Rob Ryan – Former NFL Defensive Coordinator and co-host of Red Zone Radio joins the show to discuss the Rams second half adjustments against Dallas; what Deshaun Watson does that has allowed him to have early success; and if the Patriots’ defensive problems are solvable.
Bucky Brooks – Former NFL Scout and NFL Analyst is in-studio to discuss Deshaun Watson’s outstanding performance; why Matt Ryan isn’t matching his 2016 success; and if the Bears made the right call to move to Mitchell Trubisky.