Too much NFL replay review is killing the flow of the game
In the Steelers/Titans game last night, Colin was annoyed when a seemingly obvious Le’ Veon touchdown was overturned on review because he was short by a blade of grass. The time that was spent reviewing killed the flow of the game, despite technically being the correct.
Replay is fine to get important calls in crucial situation right, but mandatory touchdown reviews and garden variety challenges take away from the fan experience and make the game less enjoyable. Right now, too much replay is a drag on the game.
Marcus Mariota’s silence is hurting him as an NFL quarterback
Marcus Mariota hasn’t taken the next step this year, and last night played poorly in a loss to the Steelers. Colin thinks there are many reasons for Mariota’s struggles, but his quiet nature could be one of the problems.
NFL quarterback is the one position on a football team that requires constant communication and adjustments to make sure everyone is always on the same page. Against Pittsburgh, there were a number of plays where Mariota appeared to have miscommunication with his receivers. 10 weeks into the season, that shouldn’t be happening. The only way to fix those problems is by talking.
Historically, most highly successful NFL starters have been great verbal communicators. Favre, Brady, and Peyton Manning are just a few examples of guys that never shut up. Mariota needs to speak up.
Greg Jennings – FS1 NFL Analyst Is in-studio to discuss replay ruining the flow of the game, and Marcus Mariota’s struggles.
Sam Farmer – L.A. Times NFL Reporter is in-studio talking UCLA/USC; Rosen vs. Darnold, and what his sources tell him about their decisions to stay or leave for the NFL.
Chris Broussard – FS1 NBA Insider is in-studio discussing if LeBron could end up with the Knicks; and why LeBron will stay in Cleveland if the Cavs lose to Boston in the East.
Danny Kanell – FS1 Analyst joins the show to talk Rosen vs. Darnold; and why he thinks Baker Mayfield is the best college quarterback prospect.