JASON WHITLOCK: All right, Cowherd, who are you more impressed with yesterday-- Deshaun or Russ?
COLIN COWHERD: DeSean, because I know Russ is good. To go into Seattle-- that defense, that pressure-- I bet you Russell Wilson is one of the players that he really watches and likes. A little bit of an idol thing. It's like, that's a star. You go in, and you're facing Sherman and Bennett and Chancellor, and I was blown away by it. And I was joking earlier-- if I go to a U2 concert, I know it's good. But if I went to a concert of a no name band and they sounded like U2, I'd be like-- I watched that game yesterday and I sat there and I thought, I don't want to be too hyperbolic, but that-- that could be the Super Bowl. Like, those rosters-- this was how-- I mean, that was as good a football game as I've seen from a young quarterback, including Wentz, in years.
JASON WHITLOCK: It was incredible. I don't want to take anything away from either side or either quarterback, but I just thought Russell Wilson was just a little bit more. I think the guy had no running game. I mean, no running -- every time they ran the ball, I was like, are you crazy? And his defense-- the Legion of Boom-- just got completely destroyed. Russell Wilson went into this season with guys on his own roster-- oh, we need to bring Colin Kaepernick in here. There's been this doubt about Russell Wilson.
COLIN COWHERD: Which is amazing in itself.
JASON WHITLOCK: Russell Wilson announced-- like, no, no, no, I'm a Hall of Fame quarterback-- yesterday. I mean, we knew he was good, but he was like, no, I'm a Hall of Famer. I'm as good as anybody that's played. That was incredible.
COLIN COWHERD: That was one of the wildest games I've ever seen.
JASON WHITLOCK: A lot of fun. A lot of fun to watch.
MICHAEL VICK: It was awesome. I did not expect Deshaun Watson to put on the type of performance that he did, especially being in a hostile environment where the decibel meter is just through the roof, week in and week out. And then the Legion of Boom -- he just destroyed them, and did pretty much whatever he wanted to do. I mean, you know, obviously the turnovers was the difference in the game. And that's the way you can give the edge to Russell Wilson, because he limited his turnovers, and that made the difference in the game. But this kid continues to grow. I'm on the Deshaun Watson bandwagon. I believe in this kid. I believe this team is going to go very far.
COLIN COWHERD: He's got a lot of Carson Wentz. We saw Wentz on Monday and Deshaun-- it's--
TONY GONZALEZ: And if you didn't believe it, like I was-- I was still, you know, the jury was still out. going into this game. I'm like, he's going to go up there-- if you asked me before that game, I would have been like, he's going to get his butt kicked. Because I've played up there. And it's hard. That environment-- that 12th man is real. And they come after you from all different angles on that defense-- it's one of the best in the league, I think ranked the best in the league. So I was very surprised that he was able to go in there and have that type of success. And now, going forward-- I mean, the sky's the limit. And you've kind of been on that bandwagon. I've been hearing you talk about him, and I've kind of, in the back of my mind, been going, I don't know yet. But after that performance, yes. And how about his coach in college-- what was his college coach?
COLIN COWHERD: Dabo Swinney.
TONY GONZALEZ: Dabo Swinney. I guess he's the one who said, look--
COLIN COWHERD: He's Michael Jordan!
TONY GONZALEZ: All you guys that are going to pass on this kid, you making a mistake. Don't pass on this kid.
JASON WHITLOCK: You know who passed on him yesterday? Bill O'Brien, at the end of the game.
COLIN COWHERD: Incredible.
MICHAEL VICK: Third down call--
JASON WHITLOCK: It blew-- my head exploded! I was like, this dude done carried you all game, and now you going to run the ball here instead of letting this dude win the game for you?
COLIN COWHERD: I thought this was interesting-- being that their owner had said something, and that there was some pushback from players to management, I thought it was the perfect opportunity on the sideline to say, it's your game. It's a players game today. And maybe I'm overthinking it, but I thought, that's a moment when the players don't trust ownership and say, guys, I trust you as players to win the game. He coached like a conservative coach. But the quarterback whisperer whispered, I don't trust you.
JASON WHITLOCK: It blew my mind. It blew my mind. Since you went there, I'm going to go all the way there. Mike, for me, I fell in love with the NFL when James Harris was the quarterback of the Los Angeles Rams. This is like a day I've been dreaming of-- two black quarterbacks putting on a show like that. That was-- that's one of the greatest two battles I've ever seen between quarterbacks, and I was like, this is the evolution of what Mike Vick started, and of James, going all the way back to James Harris. I was like, it's finally here.
MICHAEL VICK: Man, I wish I would have had one of those coordinators.
Back in my day, I mean-- It was a late start for me, in terms of the passing game, but what I think this would do for Deshaun Watson and Bill O'Brien, they'll give him more run pass option, just in case you get into a situation where it's third and four, and the game is on the line, and you don't see something that you like. You know, put the ball in his hands and give him a chance to throw it.