The Green Bay Packers defeated the Cincinnati Bengals 36-19 in the first preseason game of the year last Friday night. The game was highly anticipated because it marked the debut of Jordan Love as the starting quarterback in Green Bay. Love played pretty well, completing seven of ten passes for 46 yards and a touchdown.
Love’s performance, which lasted just two series, earned him a PFF Grade of 75.6 and rave reviews from teammates, coaches, and analysts. That is, save one analyst. On his show today, Colin Cowherd spent a few minutes ranting about how unimpressive Love was, going so far as to suggest that he should probably quit playing football altogether.
Colin Cowherd Was Unimpressed with Green Bay Packers Quarterback Jordan Love
During his show, Cowherd said of Love:
“Less than seven yard per completion. Less than five yard per attempt. What am I supposed to make of it? Well, what I make of it is that the biggest throw of the game, clean pocket, wide open tight end, and he missed it badly.
“Bro, it’s year four in the NFL. That’s a layup. That’s bad. I know you say, ‘But what about this and what about that?’ They are handholding him! That is a third down, clean pocket, bad miss for a college quarterback.
“He is what I was told throughout the offseason that I thought he would be: he’s a game manager. There’s no special there.
“You can say what you want about Justin Fields at 5-20, but see wow all the time. I saw wow this weekend with Anthony Richardson. I don’t expect Anthony Richardson to be refined and polished.
“But if you’re still wearing floaties year four in the pool, you’re not Michael Phelps. In fact, maybe swimming’s not for you.”
“He’s a game manager. There’s no special there.”
— Herd w/Colin Cowherd (@TheHerd) August 14, 2023
Obviously, Cowherd is being nitpicky for the sake of being extreme in his take. That is part of his schtick. While he may sound intelligent when making his point, there is no real analysis into his opinion.
As mentioned, many football analysts came away impressed with Love and his play. Cowherd’s stance is an attempt to be different, and it certainly works. One must admit, he is good at what he does.
The simple fact of the matter, though, is that there will be missed passes like the one Love missed when throwing to tight end Luke Musgrave. Even Aaron Rodgers misses those throws from time to time. It happens. It certainly is no reason to encourage the young man to quit the game of football.
Regardless of how well Love plays, there will always be the Colin Cowherds of the world that will spin anything they can in order to make him look bad.
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