AP Pro Football Writer and sports radio personality Rob Maaddi tackles all the important news on and off the field in the National Football League, providing insider exclusives and in-depth analysis along with insightful interviews with Hall of Famers, current players, coaches and executives. Also, expect to hear from celebrities across the entertainment industry. Rob will be joined each week by fellow football writer and Hall of Fame voter Barry Wilner and AP beat writers to take you around the league, break down the biggest games and keep you in the know like only the AP can.
Former Philadelphia Eagles running back Brian Westbrook, a two-time Pro Bowl pick in the 2000s, joins host Rob Maaddi to discuss several topics. Westbrook talks about playing for coach Andy Reid, playing with Duce Staley and his work now as a tech entrepreneur and horse farmer in Maryland where he helped teach DC-area teens about data science, the environment, farming and other important technology at a free tech camp this summer. Also, Pro Football Hall of Fame voter Barry Wilner joins Rob to talk about his 46-year career at the AP and how the NFL has changed.
Pittsburgh Steelers rookie quarterback Kenny Pickett and Tampa Bay Buccaneers safety Logan Ryan join host Rob Maaddi. Pickett talks about competing for a starting job, working with his personal quarterback coach Tony Racioppi, his transition from playing college ball at Pitt to staying in the same city and stadium and more. Ryan discusses joining former teammate Tom Brady in Tampa, playing in Todd Bowles' defensive scheme and a special program with his Ryan Animal Rescue Foundation.
Tim Tebow, Indianapolis Colts defensive lineman Bryan Cox Jr. and New York Jets cornerback Bryce Hall and trainer Cornell Jenkins join host Rob Maaddi. Tebow talks about the 2022 Allstate AFCA Good Works Team, realignment in the SEC plus he shares he shares thoughts on Urban Meyer, Baker Mayfield and reveals Alabama quarterback Bryce Young's hidden talent. Cox discusses his return from a major injury and his desire to mentor the next generation. Hall chats about his offseason workout program with Jenkins and heading into training camp trying to keep his starting job.
Philadelphia Eagles running back Miles Sanders, retired star running back Thomas Jones and former WWE wrestler Dr. Chris Nowinski join host Rob Maaddi. Sanders talks about being part of the NFL's No. 1 run offense in 2021. Jones discusses his successful transition from the NFL to Hollywood actor. Nowinski explains the dangers of concussions and brain trauma and his work to educate athletes about the effects.
Rap icon Ice Cube, Buffalo Bills defensive coordinator Leslie Frazier and former Washington Super Bowl champion quarterback Joe Theismann join host Rob Maaddi. Ice Cube talks about partnering his Contract with Black America Institute with the NFL to increase economic equity and partnerships with Black-owned businesses. Frazier discusses the NFL QB Coaching Summit and advancement for minority coaches. Theismann chats about the American Century Golf Championship, the Washington Commanders and more.
Three-time Pro Bowl safety Malcolm Jenkins and two-time, second-team All-Pro safety Justin Simmons join host Rob Maaddi. Jenkins discusses developing a new whiskey with award winning Millstone Spirits Group, exclusively utilizing grains sourced solely from black and brown farmers. Simmons talks about new Broncos coach Nathaniel Hackett, Russell Wilson and teaming up with USAA to take his new teammate, D.J. Jones, on a tour of the Denver area last week.
Daryl Johnston, a two-time Pro Bowl fullback and three-time Super Bowl champion with Dallas, joins host Rob Maaddi to discuss his role as executive vice president of football operations for the USFL, the first season, upcoming postseason and more, including his work as Fox Sports NFL analyst.
Fox Sports lead NFL analyst Greg Olsen, a three-time Pro Bowl tight end during a 14-year career, joins host Rob Maaddi to discuss his transition to the booth, his involvement with Tight End University and more, including thoughts on Cam Newton and Russell Wilson.
San Francisco 49ers three-time Pro Bowl tight end George Kittle and Las Vegas Raiders tight end Darren Waller join host Rob Maaddi. Kittle chats about hosting Tight End University Camp for the second straight year, teammates Deebo Samuel and Jimmy Garoppolo and more. Waller talks about why it's important for him to attend OTAs, his partnership with Icy Hot and his journey overcoming addiction.
Las Vegas Raiders safety Duron Harmon and NFL official Lo Van Pham join host Rob Maaddi. Harmon talks about winning three Super Bowls in New England and now joining his fourth team in four years, what's inspired him to raise awareness for autism and more. Van Pham discusses his journey from Vietnam to the NFL, how he fell in love with the sport and his day job.
Dr. Myron Rolle, a neurosurgeon and former NFL player, and free agent linebacker Alexander Johnson join host Rob Maaddi. Rolle talks about forgoing his senior year at Florida State to go to Oxford University as a Rhodes Scholar and how that impacted his NFL career, and discusses his new book. Johnson chats about his free agency status after four seasons with the Broncos, the importance of fatherhood and his clothing line.
NFL Hall of Fame safety Brian Dawkins and former Cleveland Browns first-round pick Johnny Manziel join host Rob Maaddi. Dawkins talks about his work for single-parent families through his foundation and shares his thoughts on Eagles quarterback Jalen Hurts and new Broncos QB Russell Wilson. Manzeil chats about playing with Hall of Famer Terrell Owens in Fan Controlled Football league, overcoming off-field troubles that led to a short career in the NFL and offers advice for Baker Mayfield.
NFL Hall of Famer and Jackson State head coach Deion Sanders, Ohio State star receiver Garrett Wilson and Oregon star edge rusher Kayvon Thibodeaux join host Rob Maaddi. Sanders previews his list of draft prospects from historically Black colleges and universities and discusses how his partnership with Aflac is helping spotlight these athletes. Wilson and Thibodeaux talk about their first-round expectations, what they learned throughout the draft process and working with Old Spice.
San Francisco 49ers star quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo and former NFL player Akbar Gbaja Biamila join host Rob Maaddi to discuss several topics. Garoppolo talks about his rehab from shoulder surgery, how he deals with uncertainty surrounding his situation with the 49ers and his dad, Tony, joins to talk about International Signing Day and the trade work force. Gbaja-Biamila chats about hosting American Ninja Warrior, co-hosting The Talk and his alma mater, San Diego State, getting a new stadium.
Hall of Fame running back Marshall Faulk, Arizona Cardinals offensive lineman Kelvin Beachum and former Minnesota Vikings star linebacker Chad Greenway join host Rob Maaddi. Faulk talks about his alma mater, San Diego State, getting a new stadium and shares his thoughts on several topics, including the value of running backs. Beachum discusses the NFL's Inspire Change drafting mentors event and also gives his views on quarterback Kyler Murray. Greenway chats about Signing Day Sports digital platform and offers his take on quarterback Kirk Cousins and more.
Pro Football Hall of Fame wide receiver Terrell Owens and Las Vegas Raiders running back Brandon Bolden join host Rob Maaddi. T.O. talks about joining the Fan Controlled Football league, his desire to play in the NFL at age 48 and how real that possibility was last year. Bolden discusses leaving the Patriots to play for the Raiders and his journey to overcome cancer and returning to the NFL. Plus, Rob shares his thoughts on the Saints-Eagles blockbuster trade and answers the question whether Tom Brady pushed Bruce Arians out the door in Tampa Bay.
3-time Pro Bowl safety Malcolm Jenkins and 4-time Pro Bowl wide receiver Mike Evans join host Rob Maaddi. Jenkins, who played 13 seasons for the Saints and Eagles, discusses his retirement, his charitable and business endeavors off the field and his favorite career memories. Evans chats about Tom Brady returning to the Buccaneers, the team's receiving corps and his work through the Mike Evans Family Foundation.
Former NFL players Andrew Hawkins and Brandon Bostick, former college quarterback Troy Jones and former youth football star Sam Gordon join host Rob Maaddi to discuss several topics. Hawkins and Jones chat about StatusPRO, Inc., a sports technology and gaming company that uses real-time player data to create authentic extended reality experiences, partnering with the NFL. Gordon talks about working with Under Armour to launch the first female football cleat. Bostick and Mark Van Steenberg, a licensed clinical social worker, discuss Sage Elite Healing working with elite athletes for mental health and wellness.
Former NFL Pro Bowl defensive end Wale Ogunleye, former linebacker Cameron Lynch and former defensive lineman Copeland Bryan join host Rob Maaddi to discuss several topics. Ogunleye shares advices for free agents and talks about his role in the financcial industry as the Head of Sports and Entertainment at UBS where he strives to create the best in-class experience to empower and educate today's athletes and entertainers. Lynch and Bryan discusses their journeys in the NFL as undrafted players and participating in the NFL Business Development Program in partnership with VISA. Also, AP Pro Football Writer Barry Wilner breaks down the NFL's quarterback shufffling.
Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson, Steelers linebacker T.J. Watt, Titans running back Derrick Henry and former NFL linebacker Sam Acho join host Rob Maaddi on another Super Bowl edition from Radio Row in Los Angeles. Wilson addresses questions about his future in Seattle, his relationship with coach Pete Carroll and more. Watt talks about winning the AP Defensive Player of the Year Award. Henry chats about the Titans' losing in the playoffs and quarterback Ryan Tannehill. Acho breaks down the Bengals-Rams matchup and discusses his work with International Justice Mission.
Two-time Super Bowl MVP Eli Manning, Buffalo Bills quarterback Josh Allen, 2012 NFL MVP Adrian Peterson and Dallas Cowboys Pro Bowl receiver CeeDee Lamb join host Rob Maaddi on another Super Bowl 56 edition from Radio Row. Manning talks about his broadcasting career and new Giants coach Brian Daboll. Allen discusses Buffalo's disappointing playoff loss. Peterson talks about extending his career and where he'd prefer to play. Lamb chats about the Cowboys' final play in a playoff loss and the talented group of young receivers in the NFL.
San Francisco 49ers All-Pro receiver Deebo Samuel, Patriots inside linebacker coach Jerod Mayo, Philadelphia Eagles safety Rodney McLeod and former NFL tight end Vernon Davis join host Rob Maaddi on a Super Bowl edition from Radio Row in Los Angeles. Samuel talks about his versatility, San Francisco's quarterbacks and a rumor that Tom Brady wants to play for the Niners. Mayo discusses his interviews for head coaching jobs and the Rooney Rule, McLeod chats about the Eagles' season, Doug Pederson going to Jacksonville, Jalen Hurts and his community work. Davis shares his thoughts on Samuel and the 49ers' QB situation.
Minnesota Vikings star receiver Justin Jefferson, 2002 All-Pro running back Ricky Williams, former Tampa Bay Buccaneers center Randy Grimes and NFL and NCAA TV host Annie Agar join host Rob Maaddi on another Super Bowl edition from Radio Row in Los Angeles. Jefferson talks about soon-to-be new Vikings coach Kevin O'Connell, former LSU teammates Joe Burrow and Ja'Marr Chase in the Super Bowl and more. Williams discusses his NFL suspensions and the league now researching cannabis effects on pain management. Grimes chats about overcoming addiction and the Buccaneers without Tom Brady. Agar discusses his comedic look at the NFL in her weekly viral videos.
2005 NFL MVP Shaun Alexander, 3-time Super Bowl champion offensive lineman Mark Schlereth and Colts vice chair/owner Kalen Jackson join host Rob Maaddi on another special Super Bowl episode. Alexander chats about his 28-touchdown season, playing in the Super Bowl and more. Schlereth breaks down the linemen for the Bengals and Rams. Jackson talks about hte Irsay Family's "Kicking the Stigma" mental health initiative. Also, pilot Steve Hilton, who will lead a five-plane formation for the flyover before kickoff Sunday, explains the process and shares a special announcement about his career.
Hall of Fame left tackle Anthony Munoz, two-time Pro Bowl cornerback James Hasty, former major league baseball general manager Kevin Malone and former big-league catcher Nick Hundley join host Rob Maaddi on a special Super Bowl episode. Munoz talks about Cincinnati's offensive line, playing in two Super Bowls with the Bengals and Hydroxycut's "Big Game Sweepstakes." Malone and Hundley discuss their work in Los Angeles against human trafficking ahead of the Super Bowl. Hasty chats about his career and his consulting firm that works to eliminate bias and racial disparity in sports hiring.
Indianapolis Colts coach Frank Reich sits down with host Rob Maaddi for a special Sunday conversation to kick off a week of daily episodes leading into the Super Bowl. Reich chats about a disappointing finish for the Colts, quarterback Carson Wentz, and his own career path from once being labeled the best backup quarterback in NFL history to seminary school and pastoring back to the NFL as a coach, and his work with his Knot Today Foundation fighting against child trafficking.
Hall of Fame running back Jerome Bettis and Dr. Allen Sills and Dr. Kevin Hill join host Rob Maaddi to discuss various topics. Bettis chats about Ben Roethlisberger's retirement, winning the Super Bowl his final season and the importance of indoor air quality. Sills, the NFL's chief medical officer, and Hill, Co-Chair of the NFL-NFLPA Joint Pain Management Committee, talk about the NFL awarding $1 million in research funding to two teams of medical researchers to investigate the effects of cannabinoids on pain management and neuroprotection from concussion in elite football players. Also, Pro Football Writer Barry Wilner shares thoughts on Tom Brady's retirement, Brian Flores' lawsuit against the league and Washington's new nickname.
Sports agent Donald Yee and Denver Broncos tight end Noah Fant join host Rob Maaddi to discuss a variety of topics. Yee chats about starting his career in journalism, representing Tom Brady and Jimmy Garoppolo, launching HUB Football and more. Fant talks about his third season in the NFL, the next steps the Broncos need to take, whether he has a preference for an offensive head coach and more. Also, AP Pro Football Writer Barry Wilner breaks down NFL Championship Sunday.
Hall of Fame receiver Michael Irvin and former TV reporter Jane Skinner Goodell, wife of NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell, join host Rob Maaddi to discuss several topics. Irvin breaks down the Dallas Cowboys losing in the playoffs and clears up misconceptions about Eagles fans booing his career-ending injury in 1999. Skinner Goodell talks about being the executive producer for a docuseries called "Earnin' It" highlighting the careers of some of the most powerful women working in the NFL. Also, AP Pro Football Writer Barry Wilner recaps wild-card weekend and previews the divisional round.
Former Saints and Titans safety Kenny Vaccaro and former Jaguars, Raiders and Giants running back Rashad Jennings join host Rob Maaddi. Jennings talks about the dysfunctional Giants, becoming an author and his new gaming company. Vaccaro discusses the No. 1 seed Titans and his new esports company. Also, AP Pro Football Writer Barry Wilner explains the AP awards voting process and breaks down super wild-card weekend.
NBA Hall of Famer Shaquille O'Neal, former Ravens Pro Bowl running back Justin Forsett and Philadelphia Eagles president Don Smolenski join host Rob Maaddi to discuss several topics. O'Neal talks about his preferred Super Bowl matchup, playing in front of celebs in Los Angeles and his upcoming bash two days before the Big Game. Forsett discusses Baltimore's season and scholarships for a football tourney. Smolenski chats about the Eagles returning to the playoffs and the team's End Philly Gun Violence campaign.
Arizona Cardinals offensive lineman Kelvin Beachum joins host Rob Maaddi to discuss the NFL's Inspire Change social justice initiative and partners awarded grants. Beachum also talks about his community work that led to becoming a Walter Payton Man of the Year nominee, the Cardinals making a playoff push, Kyler Murray and more. Also, AP Pro Football Writer Barry Wilner discusses COVID-19's impact on the league, the final two weeks of the regular season and the late John Madden.
Pro Football Hall of Fame receiver Jerry Rice, six-time Pro Bowl defensive end Cameron Jordan and Pro Bowl safety Justin Simmons join host Rob Maaddi. Rice discusses his former team, the San Francisco 49ers, and their quarterback situation, shares his thoughts about touchdown celebrations and launching G.O.A.T. Fuel. Jordan and Simmons talk about being nominated for the Walter Payton Man of the Year Award.
Former NFL star Frank Gore, New York Giants running back Saquon Barkley and Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver DeVonta Smith join host Rob Maaddi. Gore, the NFL's third-leading rusher all-time, talks about making his boxing debut against former NBA star Deron Williams. Barkley discusses his desire to play his entire career with the Giants and supports Joe Judge. Smith discusses his rookie season, former teammate Mac Jones and more.
5-time Pro Bowl running back Marshawn Lynch and 5-time All-Pro linebacker Patrick Willis join host Rob Maaddi to discuss several topics. Lynch talks about life after retiring from the NFL, Willis discusses his journey to the league and the possibility of being selected for the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Also, AP Pro Football Writer Barry Wilner breaks down the NFL's wide-open playoff races.
2007 Heisman Trophy winner Tim Tebow and former NFL quarterback Robert Griffin III join host Rob Maaddi to discuss several topics. Tebow talks about Griffin's suggestion that he should be hired to coach the Florida Gators and explains his latest venture with Campus Legends. Griffin gives his thoughts on the current college football QB class, Lamar Jackson, Jalen Hurts, Tua Tagovailoa and states his desire to play in the NFL again. Also, AP Pro Fooball Writer Barry Wilner breaks down the contenders enterting Week 13.
Baltimore Ravens All-Pro tackle and former New England Patriots cornerback Kyle Arrington join host Rob Maaddi to discuss several topics. Stanley talks about suffering a season-ending injury for the second straight season, what it's like blocking for Lamar Jackson and why he started a foundation focused on improving the quality of life for rescue dogs. Arrington shares his journey from undrafted free agent to leading the NFL in interceptions and winning the Super Bowl to sustaining career-ending concussions.
Seattle Seahawks star Russell Wilson and Green Bay Packers running back A.J. Dillon join host Rob Maaddi to discuss several topics. Wilson talks about making a cameo and being an executive producer in an upcoming movie called "National Champions" plus he discusses his return from an injury and his future plans. Dillon chats about his big game against Seattle, scoring two touchdowns. Also, AP Pro Football Writer Barry Wilner breaks down the league entering Week 11.
Hall of Fame linebacker Dick Butkus, three-time Super Bowl champion center Bart Oates and Poison frontman Bret Michaels join host Rob Maaddi to discuss various topics. Butkus and Oates chat about the differences in today's NFL and discuss an obesity campaign. Michaels talks about growing up a Steelers fan and having an opportunity to participate in the team's Salute to Service game.
Former NFL stars Matt Birk and Vernon Davis join host Rob Maaddi to discuss several topics. Birk talks about his career as a six-time Pro Bowl center for Minnesota and Baltimore, his community work and his Pursuit Academy curriculum for young students. Davis, a two-time Pro Bowl tight end for San Francisco, Washington and Denver, discusses the influence Hall of Famer Mike Singletary had on his career and much more.
Hall of Fame safety Ed Reed and 4-time All-Pro defensive end DeMarcus Ware join host Rob Maaddi to discuss several topics. Reed talks about his new role with the University of Miami, his career with the Baltimore Ravens and more. Ware discusses his former teams, the Dallas Cowboys and Denver Broncos, his nomination for the Pro Football Hall of Fame and more. Also, AP Pro Football Writer Barry Wilner chats about the NFL owners meetings and some of the big games in Week 8.
Hall of Famer Jerry Rice and three-time Pro Bowl safety Malcolm Jenkins join host Rob Maaddi. Rice talks about advantages receivers have in today's NFL, his thoughts on GOAT conversations and his work with Quaker's Feeding America campaign. Jenkins discusses the Saints' 3-2 start, his thoughts on Jon Gruden and becoming a minority owner for the Premier League's Burnley Football Club. Also, AP's Barry Wilner looks at teams in danger of falling out of contention.
Pro Football Hall of Famer Brian Dawkins and Buffalo Bills linebacker A.J. Klein join host Rob Maaddi. Dawkins talks about the biggest changes in the NFL since he last played a decade ago and shares about his remarkable journey detailed in his new book: "Blessed By The Best."Klein chats about his willingness to contribute any way the team needs him, learning from Luke Kuechly and more. Also, Pro Football Writer Barry Wilner discusses Jon Gruden stepping down from the Las Vegas Raiders.
Former NFL linebacker and two-time Emmy winner Emmanuel Acho, Clemson running back Darien Rencher and AP Pro Football Writer Barry Wilner join host Rob Maaddi. Acho discusses which rookie quarterback is best set up for success, the NCAA's new NIL rules and more. Rencher discusses his journey from walk-on to sixth-year senior. Wilner looks back at Brady vs. Belichick and ahead to a rematch of the AFC championship game this weekend.
Tim Tebow and Kansas City Chiefs three-time All-Pro tight end Travis Kelce join host Rob Maaddi to discuss various topics. Vanderbilt linebacker Elijah McAllister and AP Pro Football Writer Barry Wilner also join the show along with the second part of an interview with Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Jalen Hurts. Tebow talks about his experience trying out for the Jacksonville Jaguars as a tight end in training camp. Kelce chats about facing his brother this week and his new campaign with “Only on OLED by LG." Hurts explains where he developed his leadership skills and Wilner breaks down the Tom Brady vs. Bill Belichick matchup.
Atlanta Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan, Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Jalen Hurts and Pittsburgh Steelers right tackle Zach Banner join host Rob Maaddi to discuss various topics. Ryan talks about the team's 0-2 start, his future with the Falcons and more. Hurts dicusses playing his first game in front of a full stadium in Philadelphia and the team's struggles in Week 2 plus more in this first part of a two-episode interview. Banner shares about his journey back from a torn ACL, being the first Chamorro player drafted in the NFL and playing for coach Mike Tomlin.
Philadelphia Eagles safety Rodney McLeod joins host Rob Maaddi to discuss rehabbing his knee injury, new coach Nick Sirianni, quarterback Jalen Hurts and more. Also, AP Pro Football Writer Barry Wilner reviews Week 1 and looks ahead to Week 2 plus AP Pro Football Writer Josh Dubow discusses the 49ers, Raiders and Derek Carr.
Two-time Super Bowl champion Eli Manning and Hall of Fame tight end Tony Gonzalez join host Rob Maaddi to preview the NFL season and more. Manning shares his thoughts on the rookie quarterbacks, his former team, returning to watch the Giants play for the first time since retiring and his various projects. Gonzalez discusses the best tight ends in the league, leaving broadcasting to pursue acting and the upcoming season. Also, AP Pro Football Writer Barry Wilner gives his division winner predictions.
Two-time Pro Bowl offensive lineman LeCharles Bentley and former major league catcher Nick Hundley join host Rob Maaddi to discuss a variety of topics. Bentley discusses his success with the New Orleans Saints before suffering a career-ending injury and also talks about his new role working for the league. Hundley chats about his dad being a long-time college football coach, his career in the majors, working for the league after retirement and his current job.
Pro Football Hall of Fame guard Alan Faneca joins host Rob Maaddi to discuss his induction into the hall, his career with the Steelers, Jets and Cardinals, his weight loss during retirement and playing football with epilepsy. Also, AP Pro Football Writer Barry Wilner discusses joint practices and the five rookie quarterbacks selected in the first round.
Houston Texans wide receiver Brandin Cooks and Pro Football Hall of Famer Franco Harris join host Rob Maaddi to chat about a variety of topics. Cooks discusses new coach David Culley, new quarterback Tyrod Taylor, playing with Deshaun Watson and more. Harris recalls winning four Super Bowls with the Pittsburgh Steelers, chasing Jim Brown's rushing record and more.