Stop comparing Baker Mayfield to Russell Wilson
Baker Mayfield and Russell Wilson have certain traits in common. They’re both undersized, mobile quarterbacks who excel at improvisation, and when looking for an NFL quarterback to whom to compare Mayfield, Wilson is often the first choice for many. Colin disagrees.
He sees general similarities between the two, but Wilson is working on a first ballot Hall of fame career, and even though the two have traits in common, Wilson is far better at all of them. Also, from an off-field and maturity standpoint, Mayfield is no Russell Wilson.
The Mayfield/Wilson comparison is an easy one. It’s also lazy. Just stop.
Gronk’s light suspension is the latest example NFL discipline incompetence
The past NFL weekend was marked by several notable big hits that resulted in suspensions. Of all the hits, Rob Gronkowki’s late hit, forearm shiver to the back of Tre’Davious White was easily the most egregious, while Juju Smith-Schuster’s body bagging of Vontaze Burfict took place while engaging in a football play.
Colin thinks the two hits are clearly distinguishable, in terms of severity, but the fact that the NFL suspended both players for one game is the latest example of the NFL being incompetent in determining suspensions.
The NFL is great at many things, but discipline isn’t one of them. They need to figure out another solution because the current decision making process isn’t working.
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