In Week 3 of the NFL season, the New England Patriots proved it doesn’t matter who plays quarterback and Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Carson Wentz showed us all why he is for real. This season, NFL fans will be able to hear even more about their favorite teams in a brand new digital show called Boomer Between the Games. Hosted by NFL on CBS analyst and WFAN radio host Boomer Esiason, the former NFL quarterback gives his thoughts on the week that was in the National Football League and chats with an all-star roster of guests about the upcoming week of games.
This week on Boomer Between the Games, 5x Pro Bowler and former Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver Mike Quick joined Boomer on the program. Quick caught over 60 TDs in his NFL career and is now the lead radio analyst for coverage of Eagles football on 94.1 WIP.
This week’s episode started off with a conversation about Philadelphia’s dominant performance against the Pittsburgh Steelers. Quick was extremely impressed with the Eagles defense. Boomer called defensive coordinator Jim Schwartz the unsung hero of this team and said the Eagles are major threat in the NFC East. The former NFL players also discussed the keys behind Carson Wentz’s success and chatted about the presence of an early bye week for Doug Pederson’s team in Week 4.
Additionally, Quick and Esiason took a look back at the wild contest between the Washington Redskins and the New York Giants. While Boomer was extremely disappointed in Kirk Cousins’ decisions in the red zone, Esiason loved the way the Redskins defense closed out the game against the Giants talented offense. Quick believes the win saved Washington’s season and explained how these are the types of games that can help you build momentum throughout the season. The former NFL MVP capped off the conversation by saying the Giants blew a major opportunity to take control of the NFC East. The Giants would’ve been 3-0 and virtually would’ve knocked Washington out of the playoff picture at 0-3.
While the NFC stole the show in Week 3, the AFC has some really intriguing games in Week 4. Boomer and Mike went back and forth about how great the New England Patriots coaching staff is. Quick said Boomer could be playing quarterback and nothing would change for the Patriots. Boomer got a good chuckle out of that and the idea of Rex Ryan trying to talk smack to the Patriots. Both these guys see the Patriots getting to 4-0 no matter who is at quarterback. Esiason and Quick also previewed Baltimore’s big game against the Oakland Raiders. While Oakland will be traveling across the country, Quick believes the Ravens should be on high upset alert this season. Boomer took the conversation a step furthering by claiming he’s shocked the Ravens are 3-0.
Finally, Boomer and Mike grabbed a fan question from Twitter to discuss whether the Giants or the Steelers had a worse loss in Week 3. The former Eagles wide receiver said Big Blue’s loss is a bigger deal given the fact that the Giants blew a lead at home and allowed the Redskins to get back into the divisional conversation. The host of Boomer Between the Games went in a different direction. Esiason chose the Steelers because they only scored three points and got blown out by an in-state rival with a rookie quarterback.
Boomer Between the Games will be available every week here on CBS Local Sports. Throughout the entire season, Boomer will be joined by guests like CBS Sports Radio’s Brian Jones and 2x Super Bowl champ Phil Simms.. Former NFL QB Chris Simms will stop by next week to look back at Week 4 and look ahead to the great games in Week 5. Join the conversation with Boomer each week by using #BoomerBTG and one of your tweets could be included in next week’s show.
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