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Colin Cowherd: Mine Is Only Reasonable Opinion On Baker Mayfield

“The Browns beat the Detroit Lions 13-10 on Sunday, and it was as ugly as the score.”

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Cleveland Browns quarterback Baker Mayfield is struggling on the field with his play and in the trainer’s room with injuries. That prompted one of his biggest critics, FOX Sports Radio host Colin Cowherd, to defend him.

Mayfield’s Browns beat the Detroit Lions 13-10 on Sunday, and it was as ugly as the score indicates. Mayfield finished 15-of-29 passing for 176 yards and one interception. On the season, Mayfield ranks 27th in ESPN’s QBR metric (37.2).

“My opinion is the only one that’s ever been right,” Colin Cowherd said about the quarterback. “Which was everybody was too high and unrealistic on Baker initially, and now they are beating the crap out of him, and it’s not fair.”

Cowherd went on to say that everyone jumps to the extremes, negative or positive, with Mayfield.

“So let me once again give the only reasonable opinion on Baker Mayfield in America,” Cowherd continued. “Cuz I don’t get emotionally involved in this stuff. It’s all biz—you know what I’m saying? A: he’s never been a No. 1 pick talent. B: he is a franchise quarterback, but he needs a ton of help around him, and C: He’s way too cocky, too much ego for the position to rely on him.”

Mayfield’s wife, Emily, stoked the fire even more after the game on Sunday with a controversial social media post. Mayfield himself had thoughts about the booing Cleveland fans on Sunday.

“Those are probably the same fans that won’t be quiet while we’re on offense and trying to operate,” the Cleveland quarterback said Monday. “So, don’t really care.”

Colin Cowherd had the solution for Mayfield’s play ready to fire off for Browns fans.

“Cleveland fans were outrageously delusional from the start, and now you’re unbelievably critical and unfair now,” Cowherd said. “So once again, America’s honesty broker hahaha— Me—delivers the truth.”

Cowherd says he would bench Mayfield ahead of Sunday’s game against Baltimore, let him get healthy over the team’s bye the following week, and roll him out for the final five games.

“As a front office, I’ll get a reasonable evaluation of him because he’ll be 90% healthy,” Cowherd explained. “Which, frankly, is where most quarterbacks are during the season.

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Parkins & Spiegel Wonder If Trent Dilfer Will Still Appear On Their Show After Taking UAB Job

“I will just say that his status with the show and the station is uncertain.”

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Former ESPN NFL analyst Trent Dilfer has been hired as the new head coach at UAB. However, Danny Parkins and Matt Spiegel wondered if that meant Dilfer would no longer be making his weekly appearances on Parkins & Spiegel on 670 The Score.

“Our guy is no longer gonna do a radio show out of Chicago?” Parkins joked, referencing an incident last month where Dilfer failed to say “Parkins & Spiegel during an appearance on The Herd with Colin Cowherd.

“I don’t know that that’s the case,” Spiegel replied.

“We don’t know that yet,” producer Shane Riordan said. “We have only shared a couple of text message — Trent and I — this morning and I will just say that his status with the show and the station is uncertain.”

Later in the show, Parkins and Spiegel jokingly wondered what jobs they could have on UAB’s staff, with Parkins balking at being a sports information director. He did say he would welcome being the offensive player caller, but believed that job might fall under the purview of Dilfer.

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Mike Milbury: Jack Edwards Is ‘Awkward’ and ‘A Different Breed’

“Like him or love him, I’m not gonna judge him. As a guy that’s been cancelled, I have no right anymore.”

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Boston Bruins television play-by-play announcer Jack Edwards has come under fire for recent comments he made about Tampa Bay Lightning forward Pat Maroon and his weight. In turn, Maroon donated money in Edwards’ name to a mental health organization. On The Greg Hill Show Thursday, former NHL on NBC analyst Mike Milbury both slammed and defended Edwards.

“Jack Edwards. Who’s Jack Edwards? He went through all of junior high school being picked on and bullied,” Milbury said. “Now he’s trying to get even. Wouldn’t you want to smack that guy, Wiggy? Skinny, scrawny, mouthy son of a bitch.”

“Jack is screaming at the TV all the time,” he continued. “I gotta turn it down half the time.”

When asked by Courtney Cox if it was appropriate for Edwards to make comments about Maroon’s weight, noting that the comments were “awkward”, Milbury said Edwards is a divisive presence.

“Jack is awkward. I think half of Boston hates him and half of Boston loves him. He certainly loves the Bruins and is passionate about it but he’s a different breed of cat. Like him or love him, I’m not gonna judge him. As a guy that’s been cancelled, I have no right anymore.”

Milbury was “cancelled” after saying NHL players in the league’s playoff “bubble” weren’t being distracted by their wives and girlfriends being present. He was dropped by the NHL on NBC after the comments and has not resurfaced on a major network.

The comments and questions to Milbury came after Cox and co-host Jermaine Wiggins disagreed about whether Edwards’ comments were warranted.

Wiggins said he “thought hockey players were supposed to be tough”, adding “he’s got a few extra LBs. It’s a joke.”

Cox countered by saying “it’s not a joke. No one should be talking about it. Jack Edwards went on for like five minutes about it. It wasn’t funny.”

Hill said when Wiggins was in the NFL, nobody cared what television broadcasters said about them. Cox argued by saying “in your day, nobody talked to a therapist, either”.

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Jeremy White: Ryan Fitzpatrick Will Be Shirtless On Amazon Prime Video Tonight

“They start the broadcast, and Fitz is seated at the table, shirtless.”

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Thursday Night Football will feature the Buffalo Bills and the New England Patriots. Last year during the dead of winter, Amazon Prime Video analyst Ryan Fitzpatrick — then just a retired player — was seen in the Buffalo crowd shirtless. WGR morning host Jeremy White believes you’ll see that scene recreated during tonight’s broadcast.

“I wouldn’t be surprised if they have Fitz on there talking about his experience in that game, being there shirtless,” White said. “Fitz is on the studio panel with Richard Sherman, Tony Gonzalez, and Andrew Whitworth. Best broadcast in the league. If you haven’t had the chance to see an Amazon Prime game, you get it on channel 7 tonight. I think it is the best broadcast in the league and it’s because the players are fresh out of the league. It’s not constant conversations about how you gotta be careful on fourth down and run the ball.”

“No one on there is afraid to say anything,” Joe DiBiase said, filling in for Howard Simon. “Al Michaels doesn’t feel afraid to say anything, by the way. He criticizes the game almost every week. He might be like ‘Oh thank god, the Bills. Just get me away from the Commanders and the Bears. I’m sick of 13-10.’ The happiest person might be Al Michaels.”

White later said he received a text asking what the odds were that Fitz would be shirtless on the studio set. “They start the broadcast, and Fitz is seated at the table, shirtless,” White said, adding if Adam Schefter was seen shirtless earlier this season during a pregame show then it’s almost a certainty Fitzpatrick will do the same.

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