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.
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.
Three-time All-Pro tight end Travis Kelce joins host Rob Maaddi to discuss a variety of topics, including Kansas City's quest for a third straight trip to the Super Bowl. Kelce also talks about star quarterback Patrick Mahomes, Tim Tebow trying to convert to tight end and more. Also, AP Pro Football Writer Barry Wilner shares his experience at the Pro Football Hall of Fame weekend, his thoughts on Deshaun Watson and more.
Former Colts and Chargers running back Donald Brown joins host Rob Maaddi to discuss being the first Connecticut player selected in the first round of the NFL draft, playing in the Super Bowl as a rookie, playing with Peyton Manning, transitioning to life after football and his work now with International Justice Mission.
Former Oregon State football player Rahmel Dockery joins host Rob Maaddi to discuss the NCAA's new NIL policy and its impact on college athletes. Dockery is a social media content creator with over 3.5 million followers. He's known for making acrobatic catches but couldn't profit off his viral videos during his college career.
Former Gonzaga star Jalen Suggs and longtime NFL executive Scott Pioli join host Rob Maaddi to discuss several topics. Suggs, a star quarterback in high school, explains why he chose basketball over football and preparing for the NBA draft. Pioli talks about the NFL General Manager Forum and the league's initiatives for developing minority candidates for front office positions.
Six-time Pro Bowl quarterback Donovan McNabb and Super Bowl champion punter Steve Weatherford join host Rob Maaddi. McNabb chats about the challenges of being a Black quarterback in the NFL, mentoring Jalen Hurts and more. Weatherford talks about his inspiration to become one of the fittest guys in the league, beating the Patriots in the Super Bowl and his career now as a speaker and entrepreneur.
Former NFL players Usama Young and Keith Elias and NFL vice president of football operations Natara Holloway join host Rob Maaddi.Young and Elias discuss their work with NFL Player Engagement, the league's #NFLDads Fatherhood Initiative, the influence their dads had on their careers and more.Holloway chats about the NFL's inaugural Ozzie Newsome General Manager Forum and the fourth annual Quarterback Coaching Summit coming up next week.
Los Angels Chargers defensive tackle Breiden Fehoko and former Buffalo Bills offensive lineman Duke Preston join host Rob Maaddi to discuss the NFL's rookie webinar and various other topics. Fehoko chats about winning a national championship at LSU and going undrafted, his Polynesian culture and more. Preston talks about his role as director of player engagement with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, his relationship with Antonio Brown and more.
Former Buccaneers and Falcons running back Warrick Dunn joins host Rob Maaddi to discuss Julio Jones' status in Atlanta, the influence Tony Dungy and Bobby Bowden had on his career, helping raise his siblings as a teenager after his mother was killed in the line of duty as a police officer and more, including his Homes for the Holidays program and upcoming events for Warrick Dunn Charities.
Jacksonville Jaguars quarterback Trevor Lawrence joins host Rob Maaddi to discuss a variety of topics, including new teammate Tim Tebow, playing for Urban Meyer, his recovery from shoulder surgery and much more.Also, AP's Steve Megargee chats about Aaron Rodgers and his stuation with the Green Bay Packers and USC recruit Jaxson Dart talks about winning the 2020-21 Gatorade National Football Player of the Year award.
Pro Football Hall of Fame wideout Tim Brown and WWE superstar Mike "The Miz" Mizanin join host Rob Maaddi. Brown shares his thoughts on how the Raiders can return to winning, why receivers in today's NFL have an easier time accumulating big numbers and former Notre Dame coach Lou Holtz's major influence on his career. The Miz discusses his love for the Cleveland Browns, his rise from stardom on reality television to earning respect among his peers in wrestling and much more.
NFL senior vice president of social responsibility Anna Isaacson and AP Pro Football writer Dennis Waszak join host Rob Maaddi to discuss several topics.Isaacson talks about the league renewing nine grants totaling $2.5 million through its social justice platform Inspire Change. Waszak discusses the NFL schedule, Aaron Rodgers' situation in Green Bay and the Jets draft and decision to move on from Sam Darnold and select Zach Wilson.
Jacksonville Jaguars safety Doug Middleton joins host Rob Maaddi to discuss mental health awareness, fighting to earn a roster spot every day in practice and the excitement surrounding new coach Urban Meyer and No. 1 overall pick Trevor Lawrence. AP Pro Football Writer Barry Wilner talks about Aaron Rodgers wanting out of Green Bay, pressing issues the NFL must address and more.
Former Cincinnati Bengals defensive tackle Devon Still and agent Henry Organ join host Rob Maaddi to discuss various topics ahead of the NFL draft. Still discusses being invited to the draft in New York, expecting to be a first-round pick, getting passed over and not wanting to go back for the second day when he was eventually selected with the 53rd overall pick. Organ talks about his journey from football marketing at Nike to starting Disruptive Sports Agency, the first totally minority-owned and funded sports agency. Also, AP Pro Football Writer Barry Wilner shares draft coverage memories and previews the first round.
Sixteen-year NFL tight end Benjamin Watson and former Eagles, Bears and Colts tight end Trey Burton join host Rob Maaddi. Watson talks about his first year in retirement, playing with Tom Brady and Drew Brees and more, including the relaunch of his best-selling book "Under Our Skin."Burton chats about his status as a free agent, throwing a Super Bowl TD pass to Nick Foles and he shares his thoughts on former teammate Carson Wentz going to Indianapolis and his former offensive coordinator Nick Sirianni going to Philadelphia to be head coach.
Miami Dolphins quarterback Jacoby Brissett joins Rob Maaddi to discuss signing with his hometown team, his thoughts on new Eagles coach and former Colts offensive coordinator Nick Sirianni and how he's preparing for life after football.Also, super agent Leigh Steinberg, who has represented 62 first-round picks and eight No. 1 overall picks, shares how an alcohol addiction nearly cost him everything.
Hall of Fame wrestling announcer Jim Ross and Philadelphia Eagles three-time Pro Bowl right tackle Lane Johnson join host Rod Maaddi. Johnson shares his thoughts on new coach Nick Sirianni, quarterback Jalen Hurts and his relationship with general manager Howie Roseman.Ross discusses his love for football and the Oklahoma Sooners, his broadcasting career, getting beat up in the ring and how his late wife, Jan, inspired the tone of his latest book.
Former Buccaneers and Steelers safety Will Allen joins host Rob Maaddi to talk about Tampa winning the Super Bowl and keeping the team together plus launching a venture capital firm that is following the NFL's Rooney Rule.Also, Ryan Hammond, the executive director of the Eagles Autism Foundation, discusses how the organization hosted a COVID-19 vaccination clinic for members of the autism community at Lincoln Financial Field last week.
Former Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Washington quarterback Doug Williams talks about the HBCU Legacy Bowl, minority coaches in the NFL, Washington's search for a new nickname and earning Super Bowl MVP honors.Also, AP Pro Football Writer Barry Wilner evaluates the second week of free agency and discusses the impact of the NFL's new television contracts.
NFL agent Andre Odom joins host Rob Maaddi to discuss his journey from playing college football to working as a graduate assistant football coach to scouting for the Chicago Bears to representing players like K'Lavon Chaisson, Cam Akers, Kyle Pitts, Micah Parsons and others.Also, Pro Football Writer Barry Wilner breaks down the first couple days of the free agency.
Former NFL wide receiver Mark Pattison, who played five seasons after being selected in the seventh round of the 1985 draft, offers his advice to college players who aren't going to be high-round selections. Pattison also discusses his fascinating journey after football and his upcoming plans to scale Mt. Everest, completing his climb of the Seven Summits.Also, AP Pro Football Writer Barry Wilner talks about Dak Prescott's new contract, the salary cap and the upcoming free agency period.
Former NFL quarterback Jim McMahon, who led the 1985 Chicago Bears to an 18-1 season and a Super Bowl title, joins host Rob Maaddi to discuss his career, his relationship with Mike Ditka, overcoming an addiction to painkillers, an upcoming documentary on his life and much more.
San Francisco 49ers chief administrative officer and general counsel Hannah Gordon joins host Rob Maaddi to discuss her journey from covering the UCLA football team in college to becoming one of a handful of women to hold a senior executive position in the NFL. Also, AP Pro Football Writer Barry Wilner talks about Urban Meyer's first mistake as an NFL coach, the NFL negotiating new television deals, a 17th game and potential quarterback changes.
Former Buccaneers center Randy Grimes joins host Rob Maaddi to discuss Tampa's victory over the Chiefs in Super Bowl 55, playing for a team that lost double-digit games every season of his 10-year career, overcoming addition to painkillers and how difficult it was blocking for Hall of Fame quarterback Steve Young. Also, AP Pro Football Writer Barry Wilner analyzes the Big Game and looks ahead to issues the NFL must address off the field in the offseason.
Six-time Pro Bowl center Alex Mack and Denver Broncos offensive lineman Dalton Risner join host Rob Maaddi to discuss a variety of topics ahead of Super Bowl 55. Mack chats about his future as he enters free agency after five seasons with the Falcons and offers his thoughts on Matt Ryan. Risner shares what Peyton Manning told him about Broncos quarterback Drew Lock and much more. Also, AP Pro Football Writer Barry Wilner and Rob give their picks for the Big Game.
Former NFL quarterback Carson Palmer and Denver Broncos wide receiver Jerry Jeudy join host Rob Maaddi to preview the Super Bowl and discuss other topics.Palmer shares strong comments about head coaches who call plays on offense and chats about Buccaneers coach Bruce Arians, his former coach in Arizona.Jeudy breaks down the receivers on both teams and shares his disappointment with his rookie season.
WWE star Mojo Rawley, San Francisco 49ers two-time Pro Bowl tight end George Kittle and Miami Dolphins wide receiver Mack Hollins join host Rob Maaddi to discuss a variety of topics.Rawley chats about his brief NFL career with the Packers and Cardinals, losing his 24/7 championship to Rob Gronkowski at Wrestlemania 36and more. Kittle offers his thoughts on reports the Niners are looking to replace quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo. Hollins shares his Super Bowl experience.And, Rob provides more perspective about Carson Wentz's situation in Philly.
Pro Football Hall of Famer Barry Sanders and New York Giants star running back Saquon Barkley join host Rob Maaddi to discuss a variety of topics ahead of the Chiefs-Buccaneers matchup in Super Bowl 55.Sanders talks about Matthew Stafford's trade from the Lions to the Los Angeles Rams, Detroit's new coach Dan Campbell and much more.Barkley discusses his rehab from an ACL injury, how his impression of Giants coach Joe Judge changed over their first season and his excitement about playing behind New York's improved offensive line.
Dr. Allen Sills, the NFL's chief medical officer, joins host Rob Maaddi to discuss how the league overcame numerous obstacles during the coronavirus pandemic and reached the Super Bowl on time.Philadelphia Eagles linebacker Alex Singleton talks about his breakout season, the new coaching staff and the team's quarterback controversy,Also, Rob takes you inside Super Bowl opening day and responses from Tom Brady, Patrick Mahomes, Andy Reid and others to his questions.
Pro Football Hall of Fame finalist Jared Allen joins host Rob Maaddi to discuss the Super Bowl matchup, sacking Tom Brady, what becoming a member of the "Gold Jackets" would mean to him and more. Also, AP Pro Football Writer Barry Wilner breaks down the conference championship games, offers his thoughts on which quarterbacks could be changing teams and the NFL's Rooney Rule.
Packers safety Adrian Amos joins host Rob Maaddi to discuss facing Tom Brady and the Buccaneers in the NFC championship game, Green Bay's top-10 defense, playing with Aaron Rodgers and much more.AP Pro Football Writer Barry Wilner previews Championship Sunday and shares his thoughts on the Pro Football Hall of Fame ballot, and Rob tells us what impressed him most about Philip Rivers and Drew Brees.
Bills defensive tackle Harrison Phillips joins host Rob Maaddi to discuss the team's first playoff win in 25 years, their upcoming game against Lamar Jackson and the Baltimore Ravens, where to get the best food in Buffalo and much more.AP Pro Football Writer Barry Wilner breaks down the division round of the NFL playoffs and Rob provides insight on what led to Doug Pederson getting fired by the Philadelphia Eagles less than three years after winning the Super Bowl.
Former NFL defensive back Will Allen joins host Rob Maaddi to discuss how his former teams, the Buccaneers and Steelers, will fare in the playoffs. Allen, an Ohio State alum, also shares his thoughts on the Buckeyes facing Alabama in the national championship and much more. AP Pro Football Writer Barry Wilner and Rob analyze the six playoff matchups and give their picks. Plus, Rob gives his take on the outrage surrounding the way the Philadelphia Eagles' "tanking" the final game.
Longtime college and NFL coach June Jones joins host Rob Maaddi to discuss some of the top quarterback prospects, how his run-and-shoot offense translates to the current game and much more. AP Pro Football Writer Barry Wilner discusses Jon Gruden's coaching blunder, examines the games with playoff ramifications in Week 17 and which teams are expected to make coaching changes after the regular season ends Sunday. Rob weighs in on the NFL and NFLPA's colloborative effort to play all 256 games as scheduled.
Philadelphia Eagles safety Rodney McLeod joins host Rob Maaddi to chat about being nominated for the Walter Payton Man of the Year award, hosting a Christmas charity event the day after tearing his ACL, the team's "next man up" mentality and more. AP's Stephen Whyno weighs in on the Washington Football Team and Dwayne Haskins' week. Also, AP Pro Football Writer Barry Wilner talks about teams coming out flat late in the season plus looks ahead to the biggest matchups in Week 16.
Former Pro Bowl defensive end Wale Ogunleye and former NFL linebacker Dhani Jones join host Rob Maaddi to chat about a variety of topics. Ogunleye discusses his journey from suffering a knee injury as a senior to going undrafted to earning a big contract after a Pro Bowl season. Jones talks about how his former division, the NFC East, has improved lately. AP Pro Football Writer Barry Wilner checks in on the Steelers, Saints and offers his potential upset this week.
Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver Jalen Reagor joins host Rob Maaddi to chat about his rookie season, growing up in an NFL family, his support for mental wellness through the NFL's My Cause, My Cleats campaign and more. AP Pro Football Writer Barry Wilner talks about some of the league's new coaches changing the culture of their organization and looks ahead to important Week 14 matchups, and Rob breaks down what led to Carson Wentz's benching and who is to blame.
Patriots cornerback and 2019 AP NFL Defensive Player of the Year Stephon Gilmore joins host Rob Maaddi to discuss New England's unusual losing season, playing for Bill Belichick and raising awareness for social justice issues through the NFL's "My Cause My Cleats" campaign. AP Pro Football Writer Barry Wilner chats about COVID-19's impact on the season, Kansas City's win over Tampa and looks ahead to Week 13's biggest games.
Six-time Pro Bowl wide receiver Brandon Marshall joins host Rob Maaddi to chat about how he tackled mental issues and overcame borderline personality disorder. Marshall also shares his thoughts on the best wideout in the NFL right now and much more. Also, AP Pro Football Writer Barry Wilner discusses the league's postponement of the Ravens-Steelers game and Tom Brady's issues plus looks ahead to Week 11's best games.
Kansas City Chiefs two-time All-Pro tight end Travis Kelce joins host Rob Maaddi to discuss facing the Las Vegas Raiders this week, playing with Patrick Mahomes, his brotherly rivalry with Eagles three-time All-Pro center Jason Kelce and more. Former NFL quarterback Carson Palmer shares his thoughts on Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Joe Burrow, Arizona Cardinals quarterback Kyler Murray and chats about his effort to raise money for needy children. Also, AP Pro Football Writer Barry Wilner looks ahead to Week 11's biggest games.
Former NFL linebacker and Fox Sports 1 host Emmanuel Acho joins host Rob Maaddi to discuss the top teams at the season's midpoint, New Orleans routing Tampa, Andy Reid's creativity and his new book: "Uncomfortable Conversations with a Black Man."Also, AP's Tim Booth breaks down the Seattle Seahawks and AP Pro Football Writer Barry Wilner explains the NFL's contingency plans for the playoffs, rewarding teams for developing minority coaches and executives and looks ahead to Week 10.
Former NFL head coach and longtime defensive coordinator Wade Phillips joins host Rob Maaddi to chat about increased scoring, his desire to continue coaching after 44 years in the NFL and his Numbers Defense school. AP Pro Football Writer and Jets reporter Dennis Waszak breaks down the league's only winless team and shares his personal experience with COVID-19. Also, AP Pro Football Writer Barry Wilner looks ahead to Week 9's biggest games.