Top NFL draft prospects Christian McCaffrey and Leonard Fournette have announced they will skip their teams’ bowl games to avoid risking an injury, similar to that suffered by Notre Dame linebacker Jaylon Smith in last year’s Fiesta Bowl against Ohio State.
Colin thinks that, other than a handful of games, the entire bowl season is a giant money grab for schools. He has no problem with a top prospect missing a second-tier bowl game to avoid the injury risk.
“I have no problem with a running back skipping a bowl game when it’s a second-tier bowl game. Fournette and Christian McCaffery are not playing for the national championship. Bowl games are money grabs.”
Last night, Dak Prescott was 32 of 36, and carved up the Bucs defense to move Dallas to 12-2. Colin says it’s officially the end of the Tony Romo era in Dallas, and Jerry Jones needs to start figuring out the exit strategy.
Jones, himself, stirred some of the controversy in the press, when he insinuated that there may be a point where he could pull Prescott in favor of Romo. Prescott had a couple of bad games, but Colin believes there’s nothing at this point that should keep him from starting, other than an injury.
“You can have no other thought when you watch the Cowboys last night, other than ‘What can we get for Tony Romo?’”
The Giants pounded Detroit yesterday at MetLife, which has quickly become an imposing venue for visiting teams. Colin hasn’t been able to figure out New York all season. On the surface, they looked like a smoke and mirrors show, but, they’re 10-4, have beaten the Cowboys twice. Colin’s finally figured them out. They’re last year’s Denver Broncos, and a legitimate contender come playoff time.
GM Jerry Reese hit a bunch of home runs in free agency on defense, similar to the blueprint John Elway used in Denver. Over the last 9 games, the Giants defense is playing like last year’s Bronco D, and they get enough big plays from Odell Beckham to win close games.
“In the last 9 games, New York’s defense is Denver’s from last year. And if Peyton can win with that defense, Eli can’t?”
Chad Johnson – Former Bengals All-Pro wide receiver is in-studio to give his thoughts on the NFL penalizing excessive celebration, how the league has changed for receivers since he broke in, what he learned during his time with the Patriots, and his memories of the Oregon State team that Colin covered while broadcasting in Portland.
Peter King– Founder and Editor-In-Chief of the MMQB joins the show to discuss what’s working with Mike Mularkey and Tennessee, whether he thinks Eli Manning is a Hall of Famer, what he credits for the turnaround in Green Bay, and what he makes of Jerry Jones’ comments that he was intentionally trying to cause a quarterback controversy.
Michael Lombardi – Former NFL GM and Fox Sports NFL Insider is in-studio to explain why Houston may have saved their season by benching Brock Osweiler, whether he’s finally ready to buy into the Giants and their Cheesecake Factory menu playcall sheet, and how he would have handled the Joe Mixon domestic violence situation if he was at Oklahoma.
Cris Carter – FS1 NFL Analyst is in-studio to discuss if he agreed with the Eagles decision to go for 2 and the win in Baltimore, how long it would take him to figure out a quarterback couldn’t play, which of his quarterbacks threw the prettiest ball, and why he disagrees with NFL draft prospects skipping any bowl games.
Joel Klatt – FS1 College Football Analyst is in-studio to give his reaction to the Joe Mixon domestic violence video, explain why it’s okay for draft prospects to skip their bowl games, and the hypocrisy of criticizing players for sitting when coaches move from school to school without consequence.