Gottlieb in for Colin:
Brady and the Pats sent a preseason message to Philly
The overwhelming consensus among football fans and media is that the preseason is meaningless, which is why it was so surprising to see Tom Brady stay in for an entire half against the Eagles.
Some will say Brady needed to get some reps after skipping New England’s offseason program, but Gottlieb thinks there’s more to it. Since Super Bowl week, the Eagles have been consistently downgraded the Pats and their culture, and the preseason beatdown was Brady sending a message that New England isn’t done yet.
The Jets risk ruining Sam Darnold by starting him too soon
Sam Darnold had a bit rougher time in his second preseason start, but has still been impressive enough to warrant a debate about whether he should start the season. Gottlieb doesn’t dispute Darnold’s talent or potential, but still thinks the Jets could ruin him by starting him with such a subpar o-line and supporting cast.
Most that advocate for starting right away will point to the immediate success of Carson Wentz, but Wentz also had a top o-line and better pieces around him. If Wentz had been drafted by the Browns and thrown in right away, it’s unlikely he would have been succesful, and could have had his confidence ruined. The Jets risk wrecking Darnold’s confidence by starting him right away, which could wreck his career.
– Aaron Rodgers needs more rings to enter the G.O.A.T. conversation
– Kaepernick passed on a chance to bet on himself with the Broncos
Jason McIntyre – Founder of The Big Lead is in-studio to discuss Sam Darnold’s second preseason game, and why people are underselling the Jets wide receivers.
Rashad Jennings – Former NFL Running Back is in-studio on Tom Brady looking sharp in the preseason, and why he disagrees with Jalen Ramsey’s comments on Eli.
Ben Volin – Boston Globe Patriots Beat Writer joins the show to explain why the Patriots’ dominant preseason win over the Eagles wasn’t to send a message, an dhow the loss of rookie o-lineman Isaiah Winn will affect them.