Sportscaster Dan Hellie sits down with friends from the sports world for an unfiltered discussion about their life & careers. So many of the best stories come from their rookie year, so that's where we start.
Gruden out, MJD having dinner with Commissioner & attends his first soccer game at Wembley stadium, Lamar Jackson & the Ravens, Josh Allen & the Bills. Why the Chiefs have gone from Super Bowl contenders to the 4th or 5th best team in the AFC & Week #6 picks. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Latest on big names being cut, traded, and sent to IR. 3-time Pro Bowler and Super Bowl Champ Shaun O'Hara joins the pod to talk Urban Meyer's mess, the undefeated Cardinals, the NFC East and the big games on the way this week. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
The LA teams are rolling! MJD's provides some fascinating insight to exactly why the Rams offense is able to function at a higher level with Matthew Stafford at QB. Should we be worried about the Chiefs? Hellie is ready to put a fork in the Steelers but MJD says, not so fast my friend. Why is clock management an issue for so many coaches (Mike McCarthy)? Rookie QB update….Which two of these QB's are going to end up being busts? Pick 6...Our picks for the best 6 games of the week. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Aaron Rodgers and the Packers are back…or are they? Are we buying Raiders stock yet? The Broncos and Panthers could be on the way to 3-0. Zach Wilson, taunting, and why Ezekiel Elliott fantasy managers shouldn't be concerned about Tony Pollard pilfering his carries. And, of course, our week #3 picks with a couple of upsets on the horizon. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
So much to get into as we get ready for the Week 2 NFL slate. Is Jameis a mirage or for real, and why the Packers shouldn't be worried. The NFC West is loaded, with every team winning their opener. Could we see all four make the playoffs? Our Week #2 picks too! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
MJD is back on the Helliepod getting you ready for Week #1. MJD and Hellie share training camp stories from KC, LA, TB & Tennessee . Would you believe he likes Zach Wilson to be the most impactful rookie QB this season? And, they're picking all the big winners Week #1. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Good to see you again old friends! Season #2 of the Helliepod has arrived & we're talking fantasy. John Hansen (the original fantasy guru) James Koh, and our lead fantasy researcher Matt Bubar join the Helliepod to share all fantasy wisdom. Everything that you need to know leading up to your fantasy draft: breakout receivers, tier #1 RB's you should fade, breakout TE's, most overrated & sleepers. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
New Arizona head coach Jedd Fisch joins the Helliepod to talk: How he ended up at UA, rebuilding a proud program, recruiting, his QB’s, his staff, the Gronk catch and his Twitter game. Hellie and Fisch also get into his coaching resume, how he started and why he wanted to coach football even though he never played on any level. And, his takeaways from working for some of the best coaches in NFL history: Bill Belichick, Pete Carroll, Mike Shanahan, Brian Billick and Sean McVay
One of Aaron Rodgers all-time favorite receivers shares his thoughts on The Rodgers-Packets situation. Does he stay or Does he go? JAmes Jones has a strong and well informed opinion. We also revisit JJ’s remarkable journey from growing up homeless to leading the NFL in TD catches and becoming a Super Bowl champ.
He’s one of the premier QB coaches in the country and this year former NFL QB John Beck is the most influential person involved in the 2021 NFL draft. Why? Because he’s the personal QB coach for Zach Wilson, Justin Fields, Trey Lance and Kyle Trask. Three quarterbacks who should be among the top 10 overall picks and another who could sneak into the first round. NFL Head Coaches, GM’s and agents are calling Beck on a daily basis to get the the real scoop on his guys. Beck breaks down all of his QB’s and tells us what they’ve been working on leading up to the draft. The former 2nd round pick out of BYU also revisits his draft experience and shares some stories from his playing days with the Dolphins and Washington.
Former #2 overall pick in the ’98 NFL Draft Ryan Leaf joins the Helliepod to talk QB’s in next week's NFL Draft and life. Leaf’s struggles on and off the field have been well-documented over the years, After 4 years in the NFL he ended up in prison for almost 3 years. Now he’s back on track after 9 years of sobriety but as Leaf puts it…“Life happens”. A real and raw conversation with the former NFL QB who opens up about all of it: Bouncing a 14-dollar check at Pizza Hut to becoming a multi-millionaire a couple weeks later at just 21 years old, why he feels like his career was over after 3 games, prison life & and his disdain for prison guards, his most recent arrest, and life today. No longer living for himself, Leaf is now a father and has devoted his life to giving back and helping others battling addiction. You can also see him on his new YouTube show and hear him on Sirius/XM NFL Radio. That’s not all…Ryan shares a couple of new projects that he’s been working on.
Former 49ers and Lions Head Coach Steve Mariucci joins his old NFL Network Teammate and AAF broadcasting partner to share some tremendous tales from his coaching days. His first conversation with Brett Favre when they joined they Packers that same year, was a call from jail? Losing Steve Young and Jerry Rice in his first game as the 49ers head coach. Why things soured in SF and what brought him out of his funk after he was fired in Detroit. Also, the story of how Mooch almost became the head coach of the Washington Football Team. Did you know, Mooch helped Steve McNair prepare for his pro day… and how much emphasis should coaches and GM’s actually place on a pro day.
Former Eagles RB Brian Westbrook on the Patriots attacking Free agency, Fitz to skins and the Eagles QB situation. We also go down memory lane with my fellow Maryland native. From his days as a freshman not playing at Dematha HS and why he ended up at Villanova. Rookie year stories with the Eagles, hardest hits and the Donovan McNabb/TO Drama. Also, that last year in San Francisco & what B West is doing now.
Former Jets GM and Dolphins executive VP, Mike Tannenbaum joins the Helliepod. Now an NFL analyst for ESPN, Tannenbaum talks about Dak’s deal, free agency, Watson, Wilson and what should the Jets do with Darnold. Tannenbaum was also Steve Kerr’s agent. Negotiating his first deal with the Warriors. He takes us through that process and why Kerr chose the Warriors over the Knicks.
Former Giants Super Bowl Champ and 3-time Pro Bowl Center Shaun O’Hara talks QB’s, Pats, Jets… and of course stories from his playing days with the Browns and Giants. Who was the hung over coach at his Rutgers pre draft workout who let him pick his own 40 tine? and which member of the Giants O-Line didn’t block a soul on the famous David Tyree helmet catch?
Hellie visits with Fox Sports game analyst and 3-time Super Bowl champ Mark Schlereth. Topics: Super Bowl (of course) Should the Seahawks consider trading Russell Wilson and should Russell actually have a say in personnel decisions? Should Jags trade top pick & more for Deshaun Watson. Great stories from Stink’s playing days with Hellie’s Washington Football team and the Broncos…. 5 O’clock club, Darrell Green’s 40 yard dash in the rain, 1st training camp, Gibbs & Shanahan, tweezers and a flashlight going to the bathroom… what??? and a whole lot more.
Dan Hellie visits Hall of Fame QB quarterback Kurt Warner to preview the upcoming NFC & AFC Championship games. They're also talking Deshaun Watson's future, can Carson Wentz be fixed, Goff's future in LA and Kurt's new movie "American Underdog" that is set to start shooting in Oklahoma.
Dan and MJD discuss the awesome MNF game and Lamars comeback, the NFL’s 2nd best team, and can Travis Kelce win offensive player of year? Also, are we buying stock in Jalen Hurts and Taysom Hill. Green Bay tight end, Marcedes Lewis joins the show... talking the packers success, how much of this offense comes Aaron Rodgers, his 15 years in NFL and playing at UCLA and in Jacksonville with MJD. Finally our game picks. MJD was 7-0 last week.
Saints Pro Bowl defensive end Cam Jordan joins the pod talking: Saints Defense, Busting up the Bucs twice, The Broncos game v. Kendall Hinton and the upcoming Eagles game v. Jalen Hurts, Thank you cards to Matt Ryan for all the sacks :-), 2011 draft class, Cam’s Truss Levelz pod with Mark Ingram, His dad (former Vikings pro bowl TE Steve Jordan), and Taysom Hill. Hellie and MJD delve into the NFC suddenly being interesting again (38:30). Are Baker and the Browns for real (48:00). Will the patriots make the playoffs (53:00) and their picks for week #14 (59:00)
Hellie and MJD do a deep dive on how and why Broncos WR Kendall Hinton started his first NFL game at QB on just 24 hours notice. Can Bruce Arians and Tom Brady last? What at the most important qualities for a Head Coach in a players eyes. D. Hall joins to talk Washington Football team, the NFC East, Carson Wentz and what he would do to fix his old team in Atlanta.
5-time Pro Bowler and Super Bowl champ Aqib Talib joins the HelliePod for a special in-season bonus episode. We’re choppin it about calling his first NFL game with me last Sunday & his career. What a career it was! KU to Tampa to New England to Denver & LA. Played with Brady & Peyton. Played for Gruden, Belichick, McVay and more.
Stefon Diggs joins the pod discuss the crazy ending to the Bills-Cardinals, getting traded, his tweets, his brother (Cowboys CB Trevon) and more. We’re picking 6 games, our favorite six win teams and MJD is dishing out some fantasy advice.
Hellie & MJD discuss: Belichick and the Patriots 2-5 start, Lamar Jackson’s regression, Why Jimmy G is done in SF, and why MJD continues to hate on Daniel Jones. Dolphins TE Mike Gesicki stops by to talk Tua and winning. And, our pick 6 segment (made before Stafford went on Covid list) where MJD had temporarily taken the lead.