Each family is different. Some are loud and boisterous, some are reserved and quiet. In the NFL, the Patriots are the reserved family and the Steelers are the loud, boisterous family. The two organizations and head coaches have different approaches, but both have been successful. Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin’s always play with emotion, but sometimes aren’t as tight with the details.
Bill Belichick is all about the details, but the Patriots have a corporate atmosphere. Colin prefers the Patriot way because although it might be stuffy, there are fewer distraction like Pittsburgh is dealing with right now with the Antonio Brown mess.
“The Patriots are fundamentally academic. Fairly rigid. No one outside of a quarterback is worth that money. Very IBM. Very understated. Even the uniforms.
Pittsburgh’s the opposite. They’re loud. Boisterous. Emotion driven. Lots of opinions. Often holding press conferences to talk about the distraction in the locker room.
Now, I prefer New England, but that’s kind of because that’s the kind of like the family I was raised in.”
The Antonio Brown Facebook dilemma has only cemented Colin’s belief that star wide receivers are more headache than they’re worth. The Brown incident follows the Odell Beckham boat trip controversy as the latest incident involving a star wide receiver that has created a distraction for their team heading into the playoffs.
“We massively overvalue the importance of WR’s.They’re not the cake, they’re the icing, and best served with a thin layer.
The Major League Baseball announces its Hall of Fame inductees today, renewing the yearly debate if players who are suspected of using steroids should be allowed into the Hall.
Barry Bonds and Roger Clemens headline the list of suspected users up for induction. Both are unquestionably Hall of Fame talents, and both are suspected of using PED’s during their career. Colin said that the Mitchell Report, which outed steroid use in baseball, was a random sampling of anecdotal players who used steroids, it’s unclear who all used steroids and who was clean.
Colin believes that without being able to definitively determine whom the users were, the best thing to do is to induct players, even those suspected of using, into the Hall of Fame, based on their career numbers alone. Great players used steroids. Some of them are already in the Hall of Fame.
“I have always said I would let all these steroid users in the Hall of Fame, because I don’t have a complete list. And if I don’t have a complete list, I’m just going to go on numbers. I’m not going to keep someone out of the Hall of Fame just because they showed up on a list.”
Josh Norman – Washington Redskins Pro Bowl cornerback is in-studio to explain what makes Aaron Rodgers so great; what separates him from other elite quarterbacks; the difference between covering Odell Beckham and Julio Jones from a trash talking standpoint; why he thinks Jones is the top wide receiver in the NFL; and why he doesn’t consider himself a trash talker.
Zach Banner – USC Offensive lineman and former Fox Sports intern talks about USC’s comeback season; what changed after the Alabama game; what makes Sam Darnold special; if he loves football; and how he is approaching the draft and becoming an NFL player.
Eric Mangini – Former Browns and Jets head coach joins the show to give his take on Chip Kelly as the Jacksonville offensive coordinator; why he thinks the Cowboys shouldn’t get rid of Tony Romo; and takes the audience inside Aaron Rodgers clutch throw against the Cowboys in How it Works.
Daniel Cormier – UFC Light Heavyweight Champion and Fox Sports MMA analyst is in-studio to talk about a potential return to the ring to fight Jon jones; why he would fight him regardless if he was using performance enhancing drugs; why the fight means so much to him; and if he thinks a Mayweather/McGregor fight could actually happen.