Jay Cutler was the clear choice for the Dolphins over Colin Kaepernick
The Dolphins agreed to terms with Jay Cutler on a one-year deal to replace starting quarterback Ryan Tannehill, who went down with a non-contact knee injury in practice and is likely done for the year. Supporters of free agent Colin Kaepernick were up in arms that Cutler was signed, and continue to contend Kaep is being blackballed from the NFL.
Colin has said that he thought Cutler made more sense than Kaepernick given his relationship with Miami coach Adam Gase from a season in Chicago, and an understanding of his offensive scheme. Considering kickoff is a month away, Cutler won’t have to learn the offensive terminology and hit the ground running.
The other factor that made the decision a no-brainer for the Dolphins was that Kaepernick has voiced support for Fidel Castro in the past, which would potentially become a huge issue with Cuban population in Miami. It’s no small thing. It also doesn’t help that his girlfriend is sending out tweets comparing NFL owners to slave owners.
In the end, Cutler was the clear choice and the best move for Miami. It wasn’t really close.
Sports power couples like LeBron and Kyrie always end badly
LeBron and Kyrie are headed for an ugly divorce despite winning a title and making the past three NBA Finals. Today Colin said that while many people are shocked at how quickly things have disintegrated between the two, he is not among them. It happens all the time when a duo has success and worry about not getting their due credit.
A similar situation played out with Jerry Jones and Jimmy Johnson with the Cowboys, who had immense success together, but brought ended up breaking up their partnership because Jones didn’t feel like he was getting enough credit for their Super Bowl wins.
Kyrie Irving better hope he has more success than Jones did after Johnson after this offseason drama. If he doesn’t, people will always say he couldn’t win without LeBron.
Mark Schlereth – FS1 NFL Analyst is in-studio to discuss the Broncos dilemma at quarterback; why Kaepernick’s running style is unsustainable; and why it’s okay for Tom Brady to not discuss possible past concussions.
Clarence Hill, Jr. – Cowboys beat writer for the Fort Worth Star-Telegram to discuss the Jerry Jones Hall of Fame induction; if Jerry and Jimmy have buried the hatchet; and how Dak Prescott has playe din his second training camp.
Jay Cutler – Miami Dolphins quarterback joins the show to discuss his decision to pass up broadcasting for now to play in Miami; how his relationship with Adam Gase made it the perfect fit; and if he wants to return to broadcasting.