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3 and Out with John Middlekauff, is part of the Colin Cowherd Podcast Network. 3 and Out is an unfiltered podcast covering the biggest stories in the NFL and college football. John brings his unique perspective as a former NFL scout, NFL analyst and radio host. In each episode, John will give his op…

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    WFT's Jimmy G Fit, Urban to USC Rumors, Defending Tua, Injury Avalanche, 3 for the $$$, Mailbag

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 17, 2021 79:10

    John breaks down the good and bad from WFT's TNF W over the Giants, and explains why either team would be a good fit for Jimmy Garoppolo. He also discusses Urban Meyer to USC rumors, why it's not fair to put all the blame on Tua if he doesn't live up to NFL expectations, which two teams' seasons are already on the line, why this year's injury avalanche feels worse than most, previews the Week 2 games, runs his 3 for the $Money$ picks by Action Network's Stuckey, and answers listener questions in the Middlekauff Mailbag. Make sure you follow John and The Volume on Twitter, Instagram and YouTube for the latest content and updates and check out FanDuel for the best wagering and daily fantasy action! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

    Raiders/Ravens MNF Thriller, Manning Bros Broadcast, Throwback Seahawks, Full Week 1 Reaction, Mailbag

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 14, 2021 96:32

    John reacts to the Raiders thrilling OT win over the Ravens in the MNF opener, and what the Ravens did to lose the game that was inexcusable. He also explains why he loved Peyton and Eli Manning making their game broadcast debut, why this version of the Seahawks has a throwback feel from their Super Bowl teams, and why the Titans replacement for former OC Arthur Smith is a huge downgrade. He also recaps the rest of the Week 1 slate, and answers listener questions in the Middlekauff Mailbag. Make sure you follow John and The Volume on Twitter, Instagram and YouTube for the latest content and updates and check out FanDuel for the best wagering and daily fantasy action! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

    Stafford Hollywood Premiere, Pack Opening Debacle, Chiefs/Browns Takeaways, Sark's Brutal Texas Debut

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 13, 2021 33:48

    John reacts to Matt Stafford's impressive Rams debut, the Packers and Aaron Rodgers complete debacle of an opener against the Saints, and his key takeaways from another thrilling Chiefs comeback in Week 1 against the Browns, why he was so impressed with an ugly Pittsburgh win in Buffalo, and why he thinks Sark's unimpressive start at Texas shouldn't surprise anyone. Make sure you follow John and The Volume on Twitter, Instagram and YouTube for the latest content and updates and check out FanDuel for the best wagering and daily fantasy action! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

    Brady Ballin, Dak's Back, Most Hyped Teams, Must Watch Players, 3 for the $ Week 1 ATS Picks, Mailbag

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 10, 2021 81:02

    John reacts to the Bucs handling the Cowboys in the season opener, Brady dominating at 44, and his take on Dak's return from injury. He also examines Aaron Rodgers comments that playing QB in the NFL is easier now than ever, gives his most hyped teams, explains why NIL is making CFB more interesting and reveals which week 1 storylines he'll have his eye on. Then, he runs explains why his 3 for the $ Week 1 NFL Picks by Action Network sharp Stuckey, and answers listener questions in Middlekauff's Mailbag. Make sure you follow John and The Volume on Twitter, Instagram and YouTube for the latest content and updates and check out FanDuel for the best wagering and daily fantasy action! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

    CFB Week 1 Takes, Rams Red Flag, Baker/Lamar Extension Calls, Make or Break QB's, Mailbag

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 7, 2021 65:28

    John reacts to College Football's opening weekend, including Bama dominating again despite losing stars from last years title team, and Florida State QB McKenzie Milton's inspirational comeback from a potentially career-ending leg injury (1:00). He also explains why he's not sold on the Rams D (19:00), if extending Baker Mayfield and Lamar Jackson is the smart move (29:00) how COVID DNP's will affect the way he gambles on games (35:00), which 3 QB's are facing make or break 2021's (43:00), and answers listener questions in the Middlekauff Mailbag (48:00). Make sure you follow John and The Volume on Twitter, Instagram and YouTube for the latest content and updates and check out FanDuel for the best wagering and daily fantasy action! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

    2021 NFL Preview: Division Breakdowns, Hot Seats, Sleeper Teams, Players to Watch

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 6, 2021 36:18

    John previews the biggest storylines for the upcoming 2021 season, and gives his AFC and NFC divisional breakdowns, Top 3 hot seat coaching jobs, his biggest sleeper teams and his top players to watch. Follow John on Twitter and subscribe NOW to get all the latest 3 and Out content!! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

    Miami Tua Crisis, Trust Belichick, Urban's Vaxx Blunder, Sark/Eddie O Pressure, Mailbag

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 3, 2021 72:13

    John explains why the Dolphins' public flirtations with Deshaun Watson put Tua in an impossible position, why cutting Cam isn't an indictment on Belichick, and gives some rapid fire takes on the top NFL headlines, including Urban Meyer's recent vaccine comment blunder, and Tony Dungy's pearl clutching take on sports gambling. He also looks at the big-time pressure facing Sark and Eddie O to open the CFB season, and answers listener questions in the Middlekauff Mailbag . Follow John on Twitter and subscribe NOW to get all the latest 3 and Out content!! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

    Watson Trade Talk, Lance/Jimmy G Time Share, Inside Final Cutdowns, Rookie QB Evals, Mailbag

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 31, 2021 69:12

    In this episode, John talks QB's and why any GM would be insane to trade for Deshaun Watson right now, the challenges facing teams with unvaxxed QB's, and how Trey Lance/Jimmy G could both see significant PT this season (2:00). He also looks at why he's all in on Philip Rivers' move to high school coaching (12:00), his inside perspective on final cutdowns, why the trend of players sitting the entire preseason has gone overboard (19:00), and his evaluations of the top rookie QB's as the preseason winds down (35:00). He also answers listener questions in the Middlekauff Mailbag (48:00). Follow John on Twitter and SUBSCRIBE now to get all the latest content!! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

    Not Buying Big Ben, Teddy Too Safe, Mac Momentum, Bad Urban Vibes, Mailbag

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 27, 2021 48:07

    In this episode, John discusses why he's not sold on Ben Roethlisberger's health because of an impressive preseason, why the Broncos played it too safe by naming Teddy Bridgewater the starter, why Belichick should move on from Cam in favor of rookie Mac Jones, and why he has major questions about Urban Meyer's college type approach to his first NFL training camp. He also answers listener questions in the Middlekauff Mailbag. Follow John on Twitter and SUBSCRIBE now to get all the latest content!! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

    Jameis Comeback SZN, Urban Incoming L's, Mahomes Tone, Start Fields, Ja'Marr Chase Crisis; Headlines, Mailbag

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 24, 2021 66:57

    In this episode, John discusses why Jameis Winston could be in for a huge comeback season in New Orleans, why Urban Meyer will be tested with more losing than he's ever experienced, how Patrick Mahomes' approach to the preseason is reminiscent of one Hall of Fame QB, why people need to pump the brakes on drooling over preseason QB performances, why the calls to start Justin Fields in Chicago are only going to increase, and why Bengals rookie wide receiver Ja'Marr Chase could snowball into a major problem. He also gives his takes on the top NFL headlines and answers listener questions in the Middlekauff Mailbag. Follow John on Twitter and SUBSCRIBE now to get all the latest content!! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

    Cam vs. Mac Decision, Eagles Outlook, Jamal Adams Deal Reaction, Kill Hard Knocks, NFL News & Notes, Mailbag

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 20, 2021 54:02

    In this episode, John looks at Cam Newton's impressive performance against Philly, if he should start over Mac Jones in week 1, if the Eagles can come back after two down seasons, and his take on the Seahawks deciding to extend Jamal Adams instead of franchise tagging him. He also looks at some interesting news and notes from around the league - including why Hard Knocks is irrelevant in 2021, and answers listener questions in the Middlekauff Mailbag. Follow John on Twitter and SUBSCRIBE now to get all the latest content!! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

    Rookie QB's, Urban's NFL Transition, Tua Pressure, Hurry Up NFL Headlines, Mailbag

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 17, 2021 69:30

    In this episode, John analyzes the different situations the rookie QB's are in, which should start or sit in week 1, what factors are working against Urban Meyer as he transitions to the NFL. He also gives his quick takes on the other top NFL headlines from the week, and answers listener questions in the Middlekauff Mailbag. Follow John on Twitter and SUBSCRIBE now to get all the latest content!! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

    NFL Camp Underdogs, Major Dak Health Red Flags, Tua Decision Time, Hurry Up Headlines, Mailbag

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 13, 2021 62:55

    In this episode, John explains why the NFL is the ultimate level playing field for late round/undrafted underdogs, why he sees major red flags with Dak Prescott's health based on the season premiere of Hard Knocks, why the Dolphins can't run from Tua being a bust, why Urban Meyer should name Trevor Lawrence the starter today, and quick takes on the other top headlines from the week. He also answers listener questions in the Middlekauff Mailbag. Follow John on Twitter and SUBSCRIBE now to get all the latest content!! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

    HOF Induction Takeaways, Josh Allen Extension, Inside Scout's Camp Grind, Hurry Up Headlines, Mailbag

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 10, 2021 62:11

    In this episode, John gives his takeaways from an impressive Pro Football Hall of Fame inductions, the massive Josh Allen extension, and takes you inside the insane life of an NFL scout during training camp. He also runs through the top headlines from the week and answers listener questions in the Middlekauff Mailbag. Follow John on Twitter and SUBSCRIBE now to get all the latest content!! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

    Peyton HOF Thoughts, Play Lance, Eagles/Deshaun Watson Watch, Defending Dan Campbell, Headlines, Mailbag

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 6, 2021 57:01

    In this episode, John gives his thoughts on Peyton Manning's Hall of Fame induction this weekend, why Trey Lance needs to start for the Niners, what he's hearing from his sources about the potential for a Deshaun Watson trade, he also hits the biggest headlines from around the league, including why he thinks Dan Campbell's meathead persona is misleading and why Joe Judge running the brakes off his players will ultimately backfire. He also answers listener questions in the Middlekauff Mailbag. Follow John on Twitter and SUBSCRIBE now to get all the latest content!! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

    Wentz Replacement Crisis, Wk 1 Rookie QB Starters, NFL HC Power, Hurry Up Camp Headlines, Mailbag

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 3, 2021 58:54

    In this episode, John dives deep into if there's a viable replacement for Carson Wentz that will allow the Colts to avoid an early season collapse, the case for starting rookie QB's in week 1, why NFL coaches have significantly more power than coaches in the other major sports. He also runs through the top headlines out of training camp, and answers listener questions in the Middlekauff Mailbag. Follow John on Twitter and SUBSCRIBE now to get all the latest content!! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

    Rodgers Truth Bomb Presser, Michael Thomas/Saints Problems, Soft Camp Downside, Injury Unknowns

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 30, 2021 64:48


    In this episode, John reacts to Aaron Rodgers laying his problems with the Packers on the table in his first presser f training camp, Saints WR Michael Thomas, looks at the downside to the era of the soft training camp, and how front offices handle inevitable camp injuries differently. He also answers listener questions in the Middlekauff Mailbag. Follow John on Twitter and SUBSCRIBE now to get all the latest content!! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com


    Rodgers Shows, Watson Stuck, Training Camp Evaluations, CFB Super Conferences, Mailbag

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 27, 2021 56:05

    In this episode, players are reporting to NFL training camps across the league and John is kicks things off by discussing Aaron Rodgers concluding his contentious offseason by reporting to training camp, why he's calling BS on rumors that teams are interested in trading for Deshaun Watson, why there's nothing like the level playing field of training camp evaluations, and why the era of rival college football super conferences is just getting started as the B1G starts recruiting schools. He also answers listener questions in the Middlekauff Mailbag. Follow John on Twitter and SUBSCRIBE now to get all the latest content!! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

    Texas/Oklahoma SEC Reality, Big Ben Still Big, Mike McCarthy 'Hard Knocks' Microscope, Mailbag

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 23, 2021 44:41

    In this episode, John explains why the news of Texas and Oklahoma looking to bounce from the Big 12 and join the SEC isn't surprising, why Big Ben showing up to camp looking out of shape are predictable, despite reports he was finally in great shape, and discusses the uncomfortable microscope that Mike McCarthy will be under on Hard Knocks. He also answers listener questions in the Middlekauff Mailbag. Follow John on Twitter and SUBSCRIBE now to get all the latest content!! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

    Manning Bros MNF Gig, Untradeable Deshaun Watson, Cali CFB Prospect Exodus; Top 3 NFL Moves to Watch

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 20, 2021 47:03

    In this episode, John reacts to Peyton and Eli Manning taking a gig doing an alternate Monday Night Football broadcast, why Deshaun Watson is untradeable in 2021, why NIL won't solve the exodus of top Cali prospects to out of state schools, and his top 3 offseason moves that John wants to see play out in 2021. Follow John on Twitter and SUBSCRIBE now to get all the latest content!! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

    Ballard's Belief System, Big Ben Boot Camp, Richard Sherman Arrest, NFL Headlines; Mailbag

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 16, 2021 52:40

    In this episode, John explains why Colts GM Chris Ballard made the right call not to chase Julio Jones, why Big Ben is reportedly finally getting into shape, and reacts to the Richard Sherman arrest and other NFL headlines. He also answers listener questions in the Middlekauff Mailbag. Follow John on Twitter and SUBSCRIBE now to get all the latest content!! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

    Mahomes/Kelce All-Bros; Rodgers/Packers Bottom Line; NIL Winners and Losers

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 13, 2021 42:56

    In this episode, John is back from a brief break and ready to go! He dives into the special off-field connection between Patrick Mahomes and Travis Kelce, the bottom line for Aaron Rodgers after his disgruntled offseason, and his thoughts on the NIL floodgates opening in college sports. Follow John on Twitter and SUBSCRIBE now to get all the latest content!! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

    XXL Middlekauff Mailbag

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 29, 2021 38:22

    John dedicates the entire pod to answering listener questions in a deluxe sized Middlekauff Mailbag on a variety of football and non-football topics! Follow John on Twitter and SUBSCRIBE now to get all the latest content!! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

    Lamar's Agentless Risk; Anti-Moving the Combine

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 25, 2021 35:49

    In this episode, John discusses the risks Lamar Jackson is taking by not hiring an agent to negotiate his extension, why the league moving the out of Indy isn't a good idea like moving the draft. Follow John on Twitter and SUBSCRIBE now to get all the latest content!! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

    Can't 'Trust the Process'; Cole Beasley's Anti-Vaxx Battle; Pro-Tax Payer Stadium Funding; Mailbag

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 22, 2021 61:02

    In this episode, John explains why no NFL team would ever 'Trust the Process' and rebuild by tanking like NBA teams, his take on Cole Beasley's anti-vaxx battle with the NFL, why the Bears should ask to get tax payer funding for a new stadium, and answers listener questions in the Middlekauff Mailbag. Follow John on Twitter and SUBSCRIBE now to get all the latest content!! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

    Bucs All-In for Brady; Tua's 5 INT Overreaction; Mailbag

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 18, 2021 39:22

    In this episode, John explains why the Bucs accepting Brady's trainer Alex Guerrero into the facility is smarter than Belichick's approach, if there's reason for concern after Tua's 5 INT minicamp performance, and answers listener questions in the Middlekauff Mailbag. Follow John on Twitter and SUBSCRIBE now to get all the latest content!! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

    Russell Wilson's Walk Back; John's Weekend Revelation; Packers/Rodgers Mess; Rapid Fire NFL Headlines; Mailbag

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 15, 2021 52:17

    In this episode, John reacts to Russell Wilson publicly walking back his trade demand from earlier in the offseason, lets listeners in on his big revelation about the future of the NFL relative to the other major professional sports, runs through the worsening Packers/Aaron Rodgers mess and other NFL headlines, and answers listener questions in the Middlekauff Mailbag. Follow John on Twitter and SUBSCRIBE now to get all the latest content!! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

    Rodgers/Packers Sit Down Time; Dak's Post Injury $$$ Haul; Mailbag

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 11, 2021 46:27

    In this episode, John explains why it's time for Aaron Rodgers and the Packers to have a mob-style sit down, the significance of Dak Prescott cashing in on and off the field following his season ending injury, and answers listener questions in the Middlekauff Mailbag. Follow John on Twitter and SUBSCRIBE now to get all the latest content!! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

    Julio Trade Ripple Effect; Rodgers Leverage Hit; Saban Sticking Around; Rapid Fire NFL Headlines; Mailbag

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 8, 2021 59:41

    In this episode, John reacts to the Titans pulling off a blockbuster deal with the Falcons for Julio Jones, and why the Packers wide receivers showing up to OTA's hurts Aaron Rodgers leverage to get out of Green Bay. He also goes fires through the top college and pro headlines and answers listener questions in the Middlekauff Mailbag. Follow John on Twitter and SUBSCRIBE now to get all the latest content!! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

    Niners/Trey Lance OTA Observations; Idiot Fan Outbreak; NFL Rapid Fire; Mailbag

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 4, 2021 49:42

    In this episode, John relays his observations from his trip to Niners OTA's, the reality of seeing Josh Rosen fighting for his NFL life and his first impressions of Trey Lance. He also looks at the recent media frenzy over bad fan behavior in other sports, attacks the top headlines with some NFL rapid fire, and answers listener questions in the Middlekauff Mailbag. Follow John on Twitter and SUBSCRIBE now to get all the latest content!! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

    Vinatieri Appreciation; Julio Trade Watch; Kyler Murray Red Flags; Mailbag

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 1, 2021 57:16

    In this episode, John reflects on the Hall of Fame career of Adam Vinatieri following his retirement announcement, why the conventional wisdom that OTA's and group workouts are a waste of time is wrong, looks at the latest with the Julio Jones trade watch and why he has Kyler Murray red flagged. He also answers listener questions in the Middlekauff Mailbag. Follow John on Twitter and SUBSCRIBE now to get all the latest content!! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

    Packers/Rodgers Soap Opera and Memorial Day Weekend Mailbag

    Play Episode Listen Later May 27, 2021 41:30

    In this episode, John discusses the latest in the Aaron Rodgers/Packers divorce soap opera, and answers listener questions in the Memorial Day Weekend Middlekauff Mailbag. Follow John on Twitter and SUBSCRIBE now to get all the latest content!! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

    Phil /NFL Parallels; CFB Transfer Rule Game Changer; Julio Drama

    Play Episode Listen Later May 25, 2021 51:51


    In this episode, John reacts to Phil Mickelson's unexpected PGA Championship win at 50, and how his health evolution is similar to the evolution of the NFL culture. He also looks at how the new one-time college football transfer rule is a game-changer, and discusses the biggest headlines from Monday, including Julio Jones declaring he's leaving the Falcons on Undisputed. He also answers listener questions in the Middlekauff Mailbag. Follow John on Twitter and SUBSCRIBE now to get all the latest content!! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com


    OTA Coaching Compromises; Post-Rookie Holdout Era; Tebow PR Stunt; Brady/Arians; Mailbag

    Play Episode Listen Later May 22, 2021 48:30


    In this episode, John discusses the compromises coaches have to make in the new world of OTA's as the players and the league continue to battle it out, why the new era of slotted rookie deals has been good for the overall NFL product, why the Tebow signing has been a home run as a publicity stunt, and how Bruce Arians and Brady have prolonged each other's careers. He also answers listener questions in the Middlekauff Mailbag. Follow John on Twitter and SUBSCRIBE now to get all the latest content!! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com


    Another Urban Head Scratcher; Rookie Mini Camp Goals; Najee Harris Comments; Mailbag

    Play Episode Listen Later May 18, 2021 57:07

    In this episode, John explains why Urban Meyer's decision to play Travis Etienne at wide receiver is just the latest in a series of early head scratchers to start his NFL career, the bare minimum teams are looking for in rookie mini camp, and why Najee Harris' comments about having more free time in the NFL than Alabama is a problem that many rookies can't handle. He also answers listener questions in the Middlekauff Mailbag. Follow John on Twitter and SUBSCRIBE now to get all the latest content!! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

    Belichick vs. Brady; Loaded AFC; Leaguewide Question Marks; Pac-12 Comeback?

    Play Episode Listen Later May 14, 2021 65:51

    In this episode, John looks ahead to the Brady/Belichick blockbuster regular season matchup, looks at the loaded AFC, discusses the biggest question marks heading into the 2021 NFL season, and if the Pac-12 can make a comeback from irrelevance under new leadership. He also answers listener questions in the Middlekauff Mailbag. Follow John on Twitter and SUBSCRIBE now to get all the latest content!! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

    Tebow/Urban Reunion Reaction; OTA Cave; Team Building Philosophy; 17-Game Schedule Keys; Mailbag

    Play Episode Listen Later May 11, 2021 64:23


    In this episode, John give his thoughts on Tim Tebow re-uniting with Urban Meyer in Jacksonville and discusses NFL players falling in line for OTA's after pushback from high profile players, the constant dilemma of taking talented players with character issues and team chemistry, the biggest factors that determine schedule strength in the first 17-game season. He also answers listener questions in the Middlekauff Mailbag. Follow John on Twitter and SUBSCRIBE now to get all the latest content!! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com


    Rodgers Endgame; Eagles Draft Room Drama; Draft Value Reality; Mailbag

    Play Episode Listen Later May 7, 2021 61:04

    In this episode, John looks at the reality of the Aaron Rodgers/Packers standoff and the likely anti-climactic endgame. He also explains why the viral video of disagreement in the Eagles war room is being blown out of proportion, the reality about internal draft board debates, and why the media's opinion about late round draft value is irrelevant. He also answers listener questions in the Middlekauff Mailbag. Follow John on Twitter and SUBSCRIBE now to get all the latest content!! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

    Draft's 'Bachelor' Appeal; Red Flag Decision Dilemma; Top Draft Takeaways; Mailbag

    Play Episode Listen Later May 4, 2021 72:14

    In this episode, John explains why the reality TV aspect of the NFL Draft is making it more popular every year, what separates a draftable red flag player from an undraftable one, and gives his takes on the top headlines coming out of draft weekend. He also answers listener questions in the Middlekauff Mailbag. Follow John on Twitter and SUBSCRIBE now to get all the latest content!! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

    Aaron Rodgers Bombshell and NFL Draft Rounds 1-3 Reaction!!

    Play Episode Listen Later May 1, 2021 49:57

    In this episode, John reacts to the Aaron Rodgers bombshell news that he doesn't want ever suit up for the Packers today , and if there's any way to salvage the relationship. He also gives his top takeaways from rounds 1-3 of the 2021 NFL Draft, including who got the best value, and his thoughts on the first round QB's! Follow John on Twitter and SUBSCRIBE now to get all the latest content!! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

    Draft Week Kickoff! Can Miss QB's -- Chiefs OL Upgrade -- Top 10 Mock Draft -- Mailbag

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 27, 2021 53:46

    In this episode, John kicks off Draft Week by looking at why teams are so willing to move up and take risks on drafting quarterbacks with a high risk factor, why the Chiefs are being aggressive to upgrade Patrick Mahomes' protection. He also puts out his First Round Top 10 Mock Draft and answers listener questions in Middlekauff's Mailbag. Follow John on Twitter and SUBSCRIBE now to get all the latest content!! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

    Former #7 Overall Pick Darrius Heyward-Bey on Crushing the Combine, Al Davis Draft Shocker, Misconceptions

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 23, 2021 72:37

    In this episode, John sits down with 2009 #7 overall pick Darrius Heyward-Bey looks back at his college recruitment, why he chose Maryland, deciding to turn pro, inside the agent selection process, his life-changing NFL combine performance, why he thinks he could have run faster than his 4.30 40, the draft day surprise of getting picked #7 by the Raiders, meeting Al Davis, the chaos at the time in Oakland, why it was important for him to become a key role player with the Steelers. Follow John on Twitter and SUBSCRIBE now to get all the latest content!! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

    Trevor Lawrence 'Love of the Game' Debate; Top QB Takes; Draft Nuggets; Alex Smith Thoughts; Mailbag

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 20, 2021 63:31

    In this episode, John discusses the continued debate surrounding Trevor Lawrence's love of football, shares some draft nuggets he's focusing with a week until the Jags are on the clock. He also tips the cap to Alex Smith after his retirement announcement and answers listener questions in the Middlekauff Mailbag. Follow John on Twitter and SUBSCRIBE now to get all the latest content!! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

    Trevor Lawrence Comments; Edelman Bottom Line; Eagles Exposé; NFL vs. NFLPA OTA Fight; Mailbag

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 16, 2021 61:25

    In this episode, John discusses Trevor Lawrence's recent comments that have some calling his commitment into question, if they're a red flag, the bottom line on Julian Edelman's Hall of Fame case. He also gives his take on recent reports of dysfunction inside the Eagles, the case for OTA's for players and the league, and answers listener questions in the Middlekauff Mailbag. Follow John on Twitter and SUBSCRIBE now to get all the latest content!! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

    Draft Predictions; Darnold/Joe Brady Marriage; Deshaun Watson Issues; Rams Skip Pro Days; Mailbag

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 13, 2021 63:10

    In this episode, John explains why he has questions about Zach Wilson to the Jets, why he's not buying Mac Jones to the Niners, and some other Draft predictions with two weeks out. He also looks at how Panthers OC Joe Brady and Sam Darnold can change each others NFL fortunes. why things look worse and worse for Deshaun Watson as more information comes out, and the pros and cons of the Rams skipping college pro days, He also gives his thoughts on Julian Edelman retiring, and answers listener questions in the Middlekauff Mailbag. Follow John on Twitter and SUBSCRIBE now to get all the latest content!! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

    Inside Pre-Draft Meetings, Lying SZN, Deshaun Watson Dropped

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 9, 2021 54:18

    In this episode, John gives a scout's perspective on pre-draft meetings, building draft boards, and why draft decisions don't necessarily reflect the scouting department's opinions. He also discusses the annual pre-draft misinformation season, why it's incredible fans and media continue to take the same bait every single year, and looks at Deshaun Watson's suddenly uncertain NFL future, and answers listener questions in the Middlekauff Mailbag. Follow John on Twitter and SUBSCRIBE now to get all the latest content!! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

    Darnold Trade Dissection, Defending Justin Fields; Headlines; Mailbag

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 6, 2021 64:57

    In this episode, John dissects all the sides of the Jets trading Sam Darnold to the Panthers for both teams and defends increasingly polarizing Ohio State QB Justin Fields as the NFL Draft approaches. He also gives his takes on the top headlines from around the league and answers listener questions in the Middlekauff Mailbag. Follow John on Twitter and SUBSCRIBE now to get all the latest content!! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

    **Weekend Draft Special** -- Middlekauff's Value Philosophy by Position, Player, Round

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 3, 2021 25:07

    In this episode, John is coming in hot on a Saturday talking NFL Draft. He explains his scouting philosophy when it comes to defining value, the positions where he sees the most first round value, the positions where it pays to wait, why the 2nd and 3rd rounds are where to find max value, and why future picks aren't equal to current ones. Follow John on Twitter and SUBSCRIBE now to get all the latest content!! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

    Draft Thoughts; Zach Wilson Doubts; More Bad Kraft/Belichick Vibes; Daniel Jones Pressure Cooker; Mailbag

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 2, 2021 63:59


    In this episode, John shares some of his thoughts on the draft, including what he's hearing from his sources around the league and his doubts about BYU's Zach Wilson. He also explains why Robert Kraft's recent comments lend more fuel to the theory that he could cut eventually ties with Bill Belichick, why Daniel Jones and the Giants organization is under a ton of pressure, and answers listener questions in the Middlekauff Mailbag. Follow John on Twitter and SUBSCRIBE now to get all the latest content!! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com


    NFC West Arms Race; Draft QB Intangibles; Pro Day Overreaction; MNF Flex Lifeline; Mailbag

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 30, 2021 60:11

    In this episode, John explains why the hyper-competitive NFC West forced the Niners to take a big swing and move up to the #3 pick, why draft QB intangibles matter so much, why pro days are more important for learning about a player's personality than his on-field performance, why the NFL allowing ESPN to flex out the MNF game is a huge improvement under the new TV deal, and answers listener questions in the Middlekauff Mailbag. Follow John on Twitter and SUBSCRIBE now to get all the latest content!! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

    **Emergency Trade Pod** Niners QB Options at #3? -- Dolphins Moves -- Eagles Plan

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 27, 2021 24:50

    In this episode, John reacts to the Niners trading up with the Dolphins to the #3 pick, which QB they should draft with the pick, how the Dolphins should use their haul of picks over the next several years, and how the Eagles should attack the draft after making a separate first round pick swap with Miami. Follow John on Twitter and SUBSCRIBE now to get all the latest content!! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

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