Friday information dump: Colin Cowherd doesn’t know the Seattle Seahawks working again depth chart.
Cowherd will get a nasty rap at occasions over his propensity to present scorching takes. He’s a gifted radio host who retains listeners engaged with bizarre analogies and powerful, generally smug, opinions. Whereas “gotcha journalism” will typically catch Cowherd flip-flopping on a beforehand forecasted declaration, the radio host doesn’t disguise from the truth that he’s prepared to waffle on an opinion. However the place Cowherd shouldn’t get a go, is when he will get a truth blatantly incorrect.
Friday afternoon, Cowherd briefly broke down the Seahawks’ upcoming matchup in opposition to the Los Angeles Chargers. And in his skilled opinion, Cowherd picked the Seahawks to win, crediting their offensive line and working sport led by Rashaad Penny.
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“We’ve bought to be sincere right here, these rookie offensive tackles for Seattle – Kenneth Walker, Rashaad Penny – this offense now could be for actual,” Cowherd mentioned. “We’ve bought slightly upset right here. I believe the Seahawks win a wildly entertaining sport, 28-24.”
We’ve bought to be sincere right here, Cowherd’s evaluation might have labored in Weeks 1-5 of the NFL season. However contemplating Penny fractured his fibula in Week 5 and was positioned on injured reserve after present process season-ending surgical procedure, it’s protected to say the working again gained’t be main Seattle to victory over the Chargers on Sunday.
Cowherd’s gaffe was very harking back to Stephen A. Smith previewing a Chargers-Kansas Metropolis Chiefs matchup again in 2018.
“Additionally wanting on the San Diego Chargers on offense, I’m occupied with Hunter Henry and the best way he’s performed this 12 months and as efficient as he’s been,” Smith mentioned in Dec. 2018. “He’s going up in opposition to Derrick Johnson, and I’ve gotta hold my eyes on that.”
Smith, nevertheless, gave us three brutal errors in his one bit of research. The Chargers had been already in Los Angeles, Henry had been on the PUP checklist all season, and Johnson was launched by the Chiefs 10 months previous to Smith giving his Thursday Night time Soccer preview.
No less than Cowherd solely had one dangerous mistake in his evaluation. However probably the most egregious a part of Cowherd’s blunder is that it occurred throughout his Blazin’ 5 phase, a phase meant to supply listeners with betting steerage. In a means, Cowherd did unknowingly give stable betting recommendation I suppose. Utilizing an injured working again as justification for his decide solely highlighted how foolish it’s for almost each sports activities radio host in America to behave like an skilled when selecting soccer video games. Tune to your favourite radio present for leisure, not playing ideas.
With all that mentioned, watch the Seahawks show Cowherd proper by beating the Chargers 28-24 Sunday afternoon.[Funhouse]