Jon Gruden to the Raiders isn’t just another ‘Grumor’
After years of rumors, it appears Jon Gruden is ready to leave the broadcast booth for the sidelines to coach the Raiders. Colin never bought into the rumors that had Gruden landing in Knoxville to coach the Vols, but he thinks the Gruden/Raiders second marriage makes sense for everyone involved.
The key factors: 1.) Oakland needs a splash hire to keep the fan base happy; 2.) The money is right at a time when ESPN is cutting payroll; 3.) There’s already a franchise QB in place with Derek Carr.
Protests negatively affected the NFL bottom line
Colin never had an issue with NFL players protesting by kneeling for the anthem, but after the most political NFL season in history, he thinks it’s clear the protests had a negative impact on the league’s bottom line.
The reality is, a significant portion of the NFL fan base is conservative leaning and the protests were the catalyst to watch less NFL, or quit watching altogether. Colin’s point isn’t political, it’s just economics. All you have to do is look at the numbers, regardless of political affiliation.
Tony Gonzalez – FS1 NFL Analyst is in-studio talking Patriots sustained excellence; and NFL Playoff matchups.
Peter King – founder and Editor-in-Chief of The MMQB joins the show to talk New England’s excellence; coach firings; and his take on the effect of protests on the NFL bottom line.
Charlie Weis – Former Notre Dame head coach and New England coordinator is in-studio to explain why San Francisco won the Jimmy G trade; NFL coaching carousel.
Danny Kanell – FS1 College Football Analyst joins the show to talk Big Ten vs. SEC; if the bowl season is a barometer for conference strength; why Ohio State has a compelling case they were left out; and why he thinks Baker Mayfield is the best NFL QB prospect.