Heard in the Herd

Bernard PollardDavid Butler II/US PresswireColin Cowherd says the Baltimore Ravens were the more physically imposing team on Sunday night.

Colin delves into the NFL's conference championship games and says it's clear the best two teams won the games. Both the Ravens and 49ers physically dominated in the second half and imposed their will. Colin also mentions that the NFL may be evolving past quarterbacks like Tom Brady. Listen

ESPN NFL analyst Trent Dilfer says Colin Kaepernick is the real deal and clearly deserved the starting job. Dilfer also says Jim Harbaugh has done a fantastic job with the roster he inherited and delves into what each team's game plan will be in the Super Bowl. Listen

ESPN NFL analyst Tim Hasselbeck talks about Wes Welker's future in New England, says Joe Flacco is incredibly inconsistent but has a knack for showing up in big games, thinks Jim Harbaugh is a fantastic football mind and more. Listen

ESPN NFL reporter Sal Paolantonio discusses the lift Ray Lewis has given the Ravens, not only emotionally but on the field. Paolantonio also discusses Joe Flacco's future, the Ravens' enormously high level of confidence and more. Listen

Super Bowl XXXV champion Brian Billick chats about the evolution of the quarterback position, says he's never surprised by Ray Lewis exceeding the expectations of others and thinks both Baltimore and San Francisco will be able exploit weaknesses in the other team's defensive schemes. Listen

"Spanning the Globe" features KNBR's Brian Murphy, ESPN LA 710's Dave Shore and ESPN.com AFC North blogger Jamison Hensley. Listen


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