The 49’ers shocked the football world yesterday when they announced the hiring of Fox Sports NFL analyst John Lynch as their new GM. Colin loves John Lynch personally, but the move by San Francisco certainly qualifies as shocking.
There’s a difference between bold and bizarre. Traditionally successful teams like New England, or Golden State in the NBA, make bold moves, poorly run franchises like the Niners, Browns and Bills make bizarre ones. San Francisco hiring John Lynch as their general manger definitely qualifies as bizarre.
“There is a big gap between bold and bizarre. Giving a guy a 6-year GM contract who has never been a general manager. I think this goes beyond bold. I think it’s bizarre.”
Colin isn’t a fan of teams that use catchy marketing slogans during unexpected Super Bowl runs. NFL teams with catchy nicknames may make it to the big game, but rarely win it. Last year, the Panthers rode the slogan “Keep Pounding” all the way to the Super Bowl, where they got pounded by the Broncos.
Today, however, he took some time to speculate what a Patriots t-shirt – or hooded sweatshirt – slogan might look like if they did have one. The extremely boring slogans include “Do Your Job”, “First In the Building”, and “Know Your Role.” Awful. Leave the slogans to the one-and-done teams, the Patriots only use one: “Super Bowl Champions.”
Recent rumors speculate that the Broncos may be interested in acquiring Tony Romo if he’s released, and becomes a free agent. Colin thinks that given their relationship, Jerry Jones will be inclined to grant Romo’s release, but he doesn’t think Denver is the best fit. He thinks the Cardinals are a better landing spot, and reports out of Arizona say Carson Palmer is contemplating retirement. Wherever he ends up, the Tony Romo sweepstakes is going to be the sexiest story of the NFL offseason.
“I maintain that Arizona, to me, feels like the best fit for Tony Romo. A lot of people like Denver, I don’t.”
Sam Farmer – Senior NFL Reporter for the L.A. Times is on set to explain why Goodell handing the trophy to Tom Brady will be anti-climactic; Goodell’s current standing among NFL owners; his reaction to the hiring of John Lynch as the Niners GM; and which Super Bowl team was his favorite to cover.
Greg Jennings – Former Pro Bowl wide receiver and FS1 NFL Analyst is on set to discuss his Super Bowl experience; how the Super Bowl is different from any other game; how he handled his free time before the Super Bowl; and what advice Packers head coach Mike McCarthy gave him that helped calm his nerves.
Lance Zierlein – NFL Draft Analyst at NFL.com is in set to discuss how he evaluates quarterbacks; his draft scouting reports on Dak Prescott and Aaron Rodgers; why North Carolina QB Mitch Trubisky has similar arm talent to Aaron Rodgers; and his scouting report on Deshaun Watson.
Cris Carter – FS1 NFL Analyst and Pro Football Hall of Famer explains why he wouldn’t trade being in the HOF for a Super Bowl ring; his take on the John Lynch hiring in San Francisco; why he couldn’t be a GM right now; and why he doesn’t think a minority candidate with Lynch’s lack of experience would ever be hired to the same position.