Doug Gottlieb in for Colin:
The Giants are closer to the Browns than the Pats
This season has been a complete disaster for the Giants, who had high hopes after making the playoffs last season. Many blamed coach Ben McAdoo for the on-field product, but the locker room has gotten even worse since he was fired earlier this year. Most recently, Landon Collins called corner Eli Apple a cancer. Collins has since apologized and Apple has been suspended for the final week of the season.
Doug thinks that those who think the Giants can turn the franchise around next year and compete for the playoffs are way off base. The Giants have serious roster issues, will be drafting a young QB, and It won’t get rebuilt overnight with this level of dysfunction, regardless of past history. Right now they’re a lot closer to the dysfunctional Browns than they are to the Patriots.
Signing James Harrison is a classic Belichick move
Bill Belichick and the Patriots swooped in and signed James Harrison after he was cut by the Steelers, and regardless of the impact Harrison has on the New England stretch run, if any, Gottlieb thinks it’s a classic Belichick move.
Maybe Harrison will be able to fill in some intel gaps, and spill some some useful secrets from his old team, maybe the Patriots already know everything. When you’re as far inside Pittsburgh’s head as Belichick is, it doesn’t really matter. it’s just another minor mental edge where there was an opportunity to gain one. Another thing for the Steelers to worry about and prepare for. It’s ‘The Patriot Way’.
Nick Wright – Co-host of First Thing’s First joins the show to argue KD vs. LeBron with Doug; and if the Rockets are fool’s gold.
Peter King – Founder and Editor-in-Chief of the MMQB talks Josh Rosen as the #1 pick; why Belichick only got a 2nd rounder for Garoppolo.
Eric Dickerson – FS1 NFL Analyst is in-studio talking about the Seahawks taking exception to his jersey bet with Zeke Elliott.
Dean Blandino – FS1 Rules Analyst and former NFL VP of Officiating is in-studio talking NFL replay; recent controversial calls; and how the system needs to be changed.