With the NFL preseason set to begin Thursday, August 4th, Colin Cowherd says he’s finally getting into ‘football mode’, and drops his list of the four biggest storylines that he thinks will saturate the upcoming NFL season.
Here are Colin’s four storylines:
1. “Mike McCarthy is going to be in trouble early. They open with Brady and Burrow; if they go 0-2 based on how it ended last year, McCarthy is going to be facing heat.”
2. “Green Bay did not get a scheduling break and has a very difficult schedule early. Remember, David Bakhtiari may not be available in September, and this team does not have a number one or number two receiver. Green Bay has their toughest games on the road. I think you’re going to start hearing very early ‘Well, they can beat the bad teams but they can’t beat the elite teams’, and it will get a little edgy in Green Bay early.”
3. “Kansas City got the worst scheduling break, they’re first seven weeks are BRUTAL. They face Kyler Murray, Justin Herbert, Matt Ryan, Tom Brady, Derek Carr, Josh Allen, and the best young offensive coach at San Francisco, then they get a bye, and then play no. 1 seed Tennessee from last year. What you’re going to hear if they go 4-4 or 5-3 is ‘you never should have traded Tyreek Hill! I told you!’”
4. “New England is going to fool people early. New England has the most brutal final seven games in the league, it’s not close. Their final seven games are at Minnesota, Bills, at Arizona, at Derek Carr, Joey Burrow, always struggled with Miami, and at Buffalo. The Patriots don’t have weapons and all those teams are great offensive teams. You could see New England putting up a 6-1 start and see stories like ‘LOOK AT THIS START FROM MAC JONES! NEW ENGLAND IS UNBELIEVABLE!’… Then their last seven games are BRUTAL.”
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