Colin has been clear that he doesn’t trust the political or sports media. He thinks that reporters nowadays come to a story attempting to validate their agenda, rather than objectively covering events. They like to label cartoonish billionaires Donald Trump and Jerry Jones as not being intelligent. Donald Trump has plenty that’s ripe for criticism, but the narrative that he’s not smart is off-base.
He owns 500 businesses and just came out on top of the most heated election in the history of politics. The same goes for Jerry Jones, who is caricatured as a country rube with a southern drawl, who often speaks without thinking. Jones has recently stirred up controversy by insinuating that Tony Romo is healthy and ready to play.
Critics will say Jones’ comments show he’s crazy and doesn’t know what he’s doing. Colin says Jones knows exactly what he’s doing, and it’s brilliant. By Jones stating that Romo is ready, he’s increasing Romo’s trade value for the offseason. Jerry is doing what he does best, selling. He might be crazy, but he’s crazy like a fox. There aren’t many accidental billionaires.
“He’s out there promoting his healthy, older back up, and hoping Jacksonville or Arizona gives him 2 first round picks. Don’t think these guys are dumb.”
10 years ago, Nick Saban left the Miami Dolphins for Alabama after two mediocre seasons as an NFL head coach. The Dolphins have continued to exist as an NFL bottom feeder in the decade since he departed, and have seen a revolving door of coaches and quarterbacks since Saban skipped town. Saban has gone on to create a college football dynasty at Alabama.
Colin pointed out that if Saban had landed Brees in Miami, he wouldn’t have dominated college football like he has, Belichick and Brady would have a decade long AFC East rival, Peyton Manning may have another Super Bowl ring, and New Orleans might not even have a team. The domino effect in life is real.
“If one team doctor says to Nick, ‘Brees can play,’ it changes the football landscape in America.”
The controversy surrounding NFL draft prospects skipping bowl games has turned into a debate between football progressives and traditionalists over whether it’s smart business, or bailing on their teams. Colin thinks that players like Christian McCaffrey and Leonard Fournette have given their universities years of free carries, and if they want to sit out to ensure their health so they can get paid for their carries, then so be it.
Colin thinks LeBron James has helped frame the discussion in a way where players don’t feel like they are being selfish just because they don’t want to make a college, or college coach, richer. LeBron is about business, and these running backs that are sitting out are following his lead. There’s no reason to feel guilty about it.
“Let’s be honest, they don’t fill a stadium with chemists and biology majors. I’m going to support the athlete with a tiny, tiny shelf life, over the coach who gets paid millions and can last 35 years.”
Eric Mangini – Former Browns and Jets Head Coach is in-studio to discuss if college players skipping bowl games has any impact on draft position, and his undefeated record against Nick Saban. He also breaks down some plays and concepts for Colin in How it Works.
Mike Shanahan – Super Bowl champion coach joins the show to discuss whether he still has the desire to coach in the NFL, whether he would be interested in the Rams job, if it’s possible to win in the NFL without a franchise quarterback, how many years is too many for a coach to be away from the league before it’s too long, and why he thinks coaching is a young man’s game.
Cris Carter – FS1 NFL Analyst is in-studio to explain why the Pro Bowl matters to players, if he enjoyed playing in the game, why he doesn’t think Nick Saban’s coaching style would work in today’s NFL, and why he doesn’t think Odell Beckham should be complaining about Ezekiel Elliott not getting fined for his Salvation Army touchdown celebration.