There’s a franchise running back renaissance in the NFL
It’s been said a million times that the NFL is a passing league, and over the last decade or so, running backs have become a downgraded asset and devalued draft stock. With all the focus on passing, Colin pointed out today that many of the serious contenders have established franchise running backs to pound the rock.
In the NFL, this season, the teams with the top 4 rushers in the league all have winning records. In a copycat league, it won’t take long before other teams follow the lead of the Cowboys and Steelers, who are winning by running the ball down their opponents’ throat.
After the Patriots, the AFC is full of pretenders
The Patriots and Steelers were off on byes this week, and Colin came away less than impressed with the rest the AFC has to offer. The Chiefs looked average against Dallas, and still don’t look ready to seriously challenge in the playoffs. The Jags have been a nice surprise, but aren’t going anywhere with Blake Bortles. And the Bills have been solid, but can’t play from behind.
Even though New England has had its struggles, the rest of the AFC is full of pretenders that don’t have a real shot.
Terry Bradshaw – Fox NFL Sunday Host is in-studio discussing his new movie, why it’s time to admit Alex Smith is average; why Washington needs to pay Kirk Cousins; and why Eli shouldn’t be benched in New York.
Peter King – Founder and Editor-in-Chief of the MMQB joins the show to talk the Rams turnaround; why their offense is legit; why Washington needs to sign Kirk Cousins; and how the Saints have turned around their defense through the draft.
Jake Long – Former All-Pro left tackle is in-studio to talk about playing on teams when players give up; his thoughts on Cam calling out Ron Rivera; and why it’s important to run the ball.
Bucky Brooks – NFL Analyst and former scout is in-studio talking about teams giving up on the season; why Matt Ryan has struggled this year despite having weapons; and how much of Jared Goff’s success is due to Sean McVay.