Jamal Adams understands playing in the NFL will always be a risk
Jets rookie safety Jamal Adams made news yesterday when asked about CTE. Adams said that he considered a football field to be the perfect place to die. He made the statements while seated next to Roger Goodell.
Many were outraged by the comments, but today, Colin said that while he thinks the NFL should continue to take steps to make the game as safe as possible, there will always be risk involved with playing pro football. Adams comments show that he’s comfortable with the taking the risk of getting CTE to live his dream. If Adams is willing to take years off his life because he loves what he’s doing that much, that’s his choice. He understands the risk and the potential huge rewards.
Colin Kaepernick is too newsworthy for a marginal NFL quarterback
The media coverage of Colin Kaepernick’s quest to sign with an NFL teams has reached the height of ridiculousness. It’s turned into a blow-by-blow social media outrage every time a team brings in a camp arm and doesn’t sign Kaepernick. It’s ridiculous.
Today in The Herd, Colin said that while many pump the “Kaepernick is being blackballed for his protest” narrative, the reality is, at this point in his career Kaepernick isn’t a transcendent talent any longer, he’s a marginal NFL quarterback. No team, to this point, feels that his on-field benefit to an organization outweighs the additional media attention he’ll bring. It’s not blackballing, just making the decision to pass on bringing massive amounts of media attention devoted to a backup.
If Kaepernick was a transcendent talent, teams would sign him in a heartbeat. He’s not anymore, so teams consider factors they previously would have overlooked. It’s why Tim Tebow is playing baseball.
Greg Cosell–Executive Producer of NFL Matchup and NFL Films explains why he disagrees with Washington’s handling of the Kirk Cousins situation and his strengths and weaknesses. He also looks at the film on Aaron Rodgers, Jared Goff,
Clay Helton – USC Head Football Coach is in-studio to discuss the upcoming season; their brutal schedule; and his expectations for this team.
Rob Parker – FS1 Analyst is in-studio to explain why New England should transition to Jimmy Garoppolo after the 2017 season.