New England’s system always overcomes athletes
Jacksonville had the more talented roster than New England, but when the dust settled it was the Patriots headed to yet another Super Bowl. The Jaguars were brash and cocky, much like Atlanta and Seattle before them, but when the game was on the line it was the Patriots machine-like system was superior to the Jags more talented roster.
It’s been proven time and time again that when other teams built on athletes get tired, Belichick’s system doesn’t. The Jags are just the latest team to prove it.
The Vikings won’t be back next year
Just a week after “The Minneapolis Miracle,” the Vikings got run off the field against the Eagles, and Colin doesn’t expect to see them back playing for a Super Bowl berth this time next year.
Minnesota finished the regular season at 13-3, but everything broke right. From miracle touchdowns, to playing in a division without Aaron Rodgers, and a weak schedule, everything that could go their way, did. Next year, it’s not clear who will be their quarterback, Rodgers is back in the division, and they’ll have one of the toughest schedules in the league.
Some teams have a large window to contend, but most teams only get one run when everything comes together. Colin thinks the Vikings had their chance, and they blew it.
Where Colin was right, where Colin was wrong from NFL Conference Championship weekend
Greg Jennings – FS1 NFL Analyst is in-studio talking New England/Philly; how Philly can keep the Pats D off balance with formations; and if the Vikings Super Bowl window is closed.
Peter King – Founder and Editor-in-Chief of the MMQB joins the show to explain why the Pats 3rd and 18 conversion was the play of the game; and if Case Keenum will play another down for Minnesota.
Jason Whitlock – Co-host of Speak for Yourself is in-studio to talk Tom Brady’s unparalleled dedication to the game.