Matt Ryan isn’t close to the same class as Aaron Rodgers
After a prolific 2016, many have been quick to put Matt Ryan in the same elite quarterback tier as Aaron Rodgers, but Colin thinks this is ridiculous.
Ryan is a good quarterback, but his 2016 was a perfect storm. He was elevated by offensive genius Kyle Shanahan calling plays, an elite running game, and played in a down NFC South. It was a good year, but it was just one year.
Rodgers, on the other hand, has singlehandedly carried the Packers for a decade, and the only reason they regularly appear in the playoffs is because of his generational talent. If the two quarterbacks switched teams, Rodgers would thrive in Atlanta, but Ryan wouldn’t have anywhere near the success in Green Bay.
Ryan is a good NFL quarterback, but he’s not anywhere close to the same class as Aaron Rodgers.
The NBA should leave the lottery alone
The NBA is on the verge of overhauling the draft lottery that would decrease the chances the bad teams would have at the #1 pick.
Colin thinks this is a big mistake, because tanking is unavoidable, but it has allowed the Lakers to rebuild, and provide the Sixers with the best collection of young talent in the NBA. The point of the draft is to make the bad teams better, and making it harder to do that for the bad teams is bad for the league.
The NBA needs to stop being paralyzed by their obsession with tanking and leave the current system alone.
The Andy Dalton era is over in Cincy
The Bengals failed to score a touchdown in their second straight home game in their disappointing Thursday night loss to the Texans, and Bengal quarterback Andy Dalton was terrible again.
Colin has never bought into Dalton, and thought he was propped up in his best years by dynamic offensive weapons and a top tier defense. Now, some of the roster is depleted, and it’s clear that he just can’t get it done.
Last night was likely ended the Bengals chances, and it should be the end of the Andy Dalton era in Cincy.
Charlie Weis – Former Notre Dame head coach and Patriots offensive coordinator is in-studio to explain why Aaron Rodgers and Matt Ryan aren’t in the same class; why New England will bounce back this week; and the pros and cons of Notre Dame’s independence.
Doug Gottlieb – Host of The Doug Gottlieb Show is in-studio talking NBA Draft Lottery reconfiguration; why Thursday Night Football is a bad product; and his takes on the weekend’s biggest college and NFL teams.
Joel Klatt – Fox Sports College Football Analyst joins the show to preview USC/Texas, and give his Almost Upset of the Week.
Rob Parker – FS1 Analyst Is in-studio explaining why the NFL isn’t the juggernaut it’s made out to be, and why baseball is more popular than it gets credit for.