No two NFL teams have suffered more high-profile injuries this year than the Dallas Cowboys and Pittsburgh Steelers. The Cowboys have lost Tony Romo and Dez Bryant, and the Steelers have lost Ben Roethlisberger.
All elite players, all different injuries, all missing varying lengths of time.
But over the next month or so, which team has the better quarterback situation? Is it Pittsburgh with Michael Vick, or is it Dallas with Brandon Weeden?
“Is this a trick question?” Inside the NFL and That Other Pregame Show host Adam Schein joked on CBS Sports Radio’s The DA Show. “Can I say no?”
No, DA responded, laughing. You must answer the question.
“Well, I think that Vick has an amazing running back and an amazing wide receiver,” Schein began. “I hope he proves me wrong on this statement for the sake of Steeler Nation: I don’t think Michael Vick gives a damn about playing football, and I feel comfortable saying that. Our friend, Jenny Vrentas, wrote a great article in Sports Illustrated last year. Michael Vick, to me, was just hanging on for the last few paychecks. Michael Vick, remember when came in in that San Diego game for Geno Smith? He wasn’t prepared. He wasn’t ready. And he was never a workaholic in Atlanta. He was just a freak, an amazing athlete. He made plays. I don’t think Michael Vick really was looking for another job as much as he was just looking to hang on in the NFL. Now he’s in Pittsburgh, and you know that’s a football town and a football city and Mike Tomlin is no-nonsense. Maybe it clicks. Maybe (Vick is) studying. Maybe he’s into it. Maybe Todd Haley is going to scrap the whole offense. But I think Baltimore is going to beat them. I really do.”
If you think Schein didn’t hold back on Vick, well, get ready for his comments on Weeden.
“I think Brandon Weeden is the worst,” Schein said. “I mean, just the absolute worst. I love how he told the media today – they were asking about throwing too many deep passes, and he goes, ‘No, no, if I have the opportunity, I’m going to let it rip.’ Well, do you know what I would do? I would rip up his contract. I can’t believe he still has a job in the NFL. The division is a mess in the NFC East. I thought the whole ‘Will they miss Tony Romo and Dez Bryant?’ conversation was offensive to Tony Romo and Dez Bryant. I mean, these guys are excellent ball players. Star quarterback, star wide receiver. Brandon Weeden? I give the Cowboys credit for at least trading for Matt Cassel. He’s a better player. How Brandon Weeden is still in the NFL boggles my mind.”