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Helmets Off

Jan 4, 2018

Nick Saban will go down as the greatest and most intuitive coach in football.    

Scott always knew that if Georgia can make the Alabama quarterback Jalen Hurts stay in the pocket then they can win.  Georgia did this and then Alabama turned around and put in a true freshman quarterback Tua Tagovailoa to break it up.  It totally worked and now Nick Saban has won 6 National Championships.

But it does set up a problem for Alabama.  Is there room on the team for two star quarterbacks?

Another topic for college football:

Josh Rosen out of UCLA is probably the top prospect in this year's NFL Draft.  He's pretty controversial and said he didn't want to play for the Cleveland Browns even though they have the first pick.  But maybe they don't want him either.  If he's tough to coach, and will be a problem, maybe they're better off with picking a different promising player.

Sam Darnold on the other hand has been a hard working player for USC.  He says he's just ready to play hard for whatever team picks him.  Isn't that who you really want?

The NFL in the meantime is having a problem with attendance and viewers.  They saw a 10% decrease in viewing from last year.  Some blame this on the National Anthem protests by NFL players who chose to kneel during the Anthem performance.  On the other hand, 20 of the 30 most popular tv broadcasts are NFL football games.  So the NFL says the league is in a good place.  Scott thinks they have their head in the sand.

The NBA on the other hand has seen an increase in viewers.  So people are still watching sports, they just seem to be migrating.

Something else:  The Cleveland Browns fans are long suffering people.  They still have no Super Bowl Championship and their whole history is full of futility.  They lost every single game this year.  Still, those fans have hope.  In a show of their frustration, pride, and continued commitment they threw their own parade.

Scott loves what they did.  Part of the parade was a protest, but they also just had fun with it.  Maybe this will be a new tradition.  When you have the worse record in the NFL you go to Cleveland for a parade.

Scott Mitchell takes his helmet off to show you the inside scoop of all kinds of sports from football to even golf. Scott Mitchell is a former NFL quarterback who was a star quarterback at the University of Utah before going on to have a professional career playing with the Miami Dolphins, the Orlando Thunder, the Detroit Lions, the Baltimore Ravens, and the Cincinnati Bengals. Scott also hosts the podcast Rivals with former NFL player Jason Buck.

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