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The Athletic’s flagship football podcast covers the NFL like only The Athletic can. Robert Mays is joined by a team of world class NFL writers and analysts. They’ll break down the biggest stories throughout the world of football. Whether it’s happening on the field, or behind-the-scenes, you’ll get an in-depth look at an unprecedented NFL season on The Athletic Football Show.

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    Derrick Henry goes beast mode, Packers potent offense & Bucs dominant D + Sheil Kapadia's Week 7 picks

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 22, 2021 92:02

    Robert Mays and Nate Tice dive into their weekly 'Friday Five'. Derrick Henry is on pace for another 2000 yard season with the Titans. The Packers have made some offensive tweaks in 2021 to help Aaron Rodgers. The Bucs defense continues to dominate against the run. Bengals WR Ja'Marr Chase has lived up to the hype in Cincinnati. Mac Jones is playing like a veteran in New England's offense. Plus, Sheil Kapadia joins the show for his weekly picks segment. This week he likes the Patriots, Seahawks & Colts. Nate(dog) has his eye on the Bears, Ravens & Chiefs. Week 7 is here! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Deshaun Watson trade rumors, what's at stake for Jared Goff and can the Browns overcome injuries with Lindsay Jones + a New England Patriots team visit with Matthew Fairburn

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 21, 2021 70:46

    Robert Mays and Lindsay Jones discuss the latest with the Deshaun Watson trade discussions as the deadline approaches in less than two weeks. Plus, what's at stake for Jared Goff vs. the Rams and can the Browns overcome their long list of injuries? Finally, The Athletic's Matthew Fairburn joins the show to talk about what he's learned covering the Patriots this season, Mac Jones' development and whether or not New England can contend this year. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Doug Pederson on how NFL teams evolve in season + the 4th down revolution with Mitchell Schwartz

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 20, 2021 92:58

    Former Eagles head coach, Doug Pederson sits down with Robert Mays to talk about how NFL teams evolve and self-scout in season. Pederson breaks down when the process begins, how the game plan is assessed and adjusted and what he learned most as a coach during Philadelphia's Super Bowl run. Then, Mitchell Schwartz is back to discuss the 4th down revolution across the league, whether or not players feed into the “revenge game” narrative and how injuries impact the rhythm of the offensive line.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Mailbag: A new team for Lions fans, Eagles needs, rookie QB expectations & more with Mike Sando

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 19, 2021 64:16

    Mike Sando, Senior Writer of The Athletic NFL, host of the Football GM here on the Athletic Football Show, and Pro Football Hall of Fame Voter returns to the Mailbag portion of things as we hit week 7 and react to week 6. Lions fans are seeking out a new team to root for, and we might have the perfect answer. Who would you rather manage going forward - the Miami Dolphins or New York Giants? What should we realistically expect from rookie QBs in 2021? These questions and more voicemails and emails from YOU on a new Athletic Football Show with Robert Mays. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Cowboys top Patriots in OT, Cardinals stay unbeaten, Aaron Rodgers "owns" the Bears & more with Nate Tice

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 18, 2021 73:56


    What a weird NFL Sunday in week 6, with OT thrillers, emotional press conferences, wrestling promos & more. Join Robert Mays and Nate Tice for a full recap of Sunday's action - from the Cowboys winning 5 straight, to Arizona and Kyler Murray remaining unbeaten, the Ravens defense showing up, the Jaguars and Trevor Lawrence get their first win, trouble for Daniel Jones and the Giants and tons more on a NEW Athletic Football Show. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices


    Lamar Jackson's dominance, a test for the Cardinals' defense and where does the WFT go from here with Nate Tice + Sheil Kapadia's Week 6 picks

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 15, 2021 91:28

    Robert Mays and Nate Tice lead off this week's “Friday Five” by talking about Lamar Jackson's dominance this season as the Ravens take on the Chargers on Sunday. They also look at the matchups between the Cardinals' defense and Browns' offense as well as the Bears' defense and Packers' offense. Finally, after a perfect Week 5, Sheil Kapadia is back with his picks against the spread.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    What's next for the Raiders, Kyler Murray vs. Baker Mayfield and questions for the Seahawks' offense with Lindsay Jones + a Kansas City Chiefs team visit with Nate Taylor

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 14, 2021 80:03

    Robert Mays and Lindsay Jones discuss the latest with the Raiders and Jon Gruden's resignation, including Mark Davis' absence and what comes next with the Washington Football Team investigation. They also dive into Baker Mayfield vs. Kyler Murray, what's at stake for the Dolphins and their questions for the Seahawks' offense without Russell Wilson. Plus, is it time fo the Chiefs to hit the panic button? The Athletic's Nate Taylor joins the show to talk about Kansas City's 2-3 start, the defensive struggles and much more.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Mailbag: Coaches helping QBs, trading for coordinators, confused about the Patriots & more with Ted Nguyen

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 13, 2021 48:48

    The Athletic's Ted Nguyen, @FB_FilmAnalysis on Twitter, joins Robert Mays for this week's Mailbag as they dive into your voicemails and emails coming out of week 5. Which current head coaches are HELPING their QBs the most? How should Bengals fans feel after the OT loss to the Packers? If you could trade for coordinators, what would your first move be? And more! Send your questions or CALL each week at 872-222-7073 / athleticfootballshow at gmail dot com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Addressing the Jon Gruden situation with Tashan Reed & Vic Tafur

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 12, 2021 33:58

    The Athletic's Tashan Reed and Vic Tafur join Robert Mays to discuss Jon Gruden's resignation as Raiders' head coach. They talk about the insensitive emails, the timing of the move and how owner Mark Davis has handled the situation. They also examine how this impacts the locker room, who will lead the team in the interim and where the organization goes from here. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Bills-Chiefs' rainy rematch, kickers can't kick, Justin Herbert & Tom Brady defy logic, the Bears can run & more with Nate Tice

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 11, 2021 80:44


    Josh Allen tops Patrick Mahomes at a rainy Arrowhead, Justin Herbert wins in a shootout, the Chicago Bears running game stuns the Raiders, kickers can't kick in week 5 and more with Robert Mays and Nate Tice on a NEW Athletic Football Show postgame edition. Watch this episode on YouTube https://youtu.be/MdLkB85m3ZM Get your discount to The Athletic at theathletic.com/footballshow Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices


    Breaking down the Bills and Browns defense and Daniel Jones' development with Nate Tice + Sheil Kapadia makes good on his bets and his Week 5 picks

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 8, 2021 84:46


    The Bills defense faces their first big test of the season against the Chiefs in Week 5. Robert Mays and Nate Tice kick off the “Friday Five” by discussing what they are looking to see from Buffalo on SNF. They also talk about Daniel Jones' development, how the Browns will defend Justin Herbert, why they aren't sold on the Bengals just yet and the 49ers offense with Trey Lance under center. Then, Sheil Kapadia makes good on his bets with a Terrible Towel and looks to redeem himself with his Week 5 picks.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices


    Stephon Gilmore traded, Justin Fields named starter and the spotlight on Kyler Murray with Lindsay Jones + a Cincinnati Bengals team visit with Paul Dehner Jr.

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 7, 2021 81:49

    Robert Mays and Lindsay Jones break down the Panthers deal for Stephon Gilmore, the Bears naming Justin Fields the starter and the spotlight on Kyler Murray and the undefeated Cardinals. Then, The Athletic's Paul Dehner Jr. joins the show to talk about the Bengals' surprisingly good defense, Joe Burrow's progression and their Week 5 matchup with the Packers. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Rookie QB check-in with John Beck + discussing the Urban Meyer situation with Mitchell Schwartz

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 6, 2021 92:24

    Robert Mays welcomes QB coach John Beck to break down what we've seen from the rookie QB class so far this year. Beck discusses the biggest challenges for these players in their first season as well as his work with Zach Wilson, Justin Fields and Trey Lance. Later in the show, Mitchell Schwartz talks about the Urban Meyer situation, how a QB can help his offensive line pre-snap and much more. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Mailbag: Bills & Steelers concerns, the value of QBs, how to watch film, Baker Mayfield & more with Steven Ruiz

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 5, 2021 59:29

    Steven Ruiz of The Ringer joins Robert Mays for the next Mailbag, taking your emails and voicemails coming out of week 4. Bills fans are worries. Steelers fans don't know what to do about Ben Roethlisberger. Browns fans are in limbo about Baker Mayfield. And how does Robert watch the NFL when looking to evaluate? These questions and more on a new Athletic Football Show. Voicemail line - 872-222-7073 Email - athleticfootballshow at gmail dot com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Buccaneers-Patriots gets sloppy, the Dallas Cowboys look dangerous, Zach Wilson & Justin Fields get wins & more week 4 reaction with Nate Tice

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 4, 2021 71:59


    Week 4 NFL action is nearing a close, and Robert Mays and Nate Tice have tons of thoughts on Sunday's slate of games. What happened in the in between Tom Brady, Bill Belichick & Buccaneers vs. Patriots? How dangerous are the Dallas Cowboys and Trevon Diggs right now? What about what Kyler Murray in Arizona and what's going on with rookie QBs Trey Lance, Justin Fields, Zach Wilson, and Trevor Lawrence? And Who's Got the Belt for week 4? All that and more on a postgame reaction edition of The Athletic Football Show. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices


    Previewing a loaded Week 4 slate with Nate Tice + Sheil Kapadia's picks against the spread

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 1, 2021 97:01


    The “Friday Five” this week is packed with marquee matchups. Robert Mays and Nate Tice break down how Tom Brady will attack the Patriots defense before they preview Cowboys-Panthers and Cardinals-Rams. They also dive into Brandon Staley vs. Jon Gruden and a big test for the the Broncos' defense against the Ravens. Finally, Sheil Kapadia looks to rebound in his pick competition with Nate. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices


    Tom Brady's return to New England, Richard Sherman's deal with the Bucs and what's at stake for Ben Roethlisberger with Lindsay Jones + a New York Giants team visit with Dan Duggan

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 30, 2021 79:24


    Robert Mays and Lindsay Jones discuss Richard Sherman's deal with the Buccaneers and the WR injuries across the league. Then, they dive into Tom Brady's return to New England, the Cardinals' hot start and what's at stake for Ben Roethlisberger in Week 4. Finally, The Athletic's Giants writer Dan Duggan joins the show to talk about New York's 0-3 start, the state of the franchise, Joe Judge and much more.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices


    Examining how NFL defenses are using pressure packages in 2021 with Chris Vasseur

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 29, 2021 63:22

    Robert Mays welcomes on defensive guru Chris Vasseur (aka Coach Vass) to discuss pressure packages in 2021. They examine the Panthers' defense and how they are using pressure this season. Plus, what are teams doing to keep themselves protected while being aggressive? How do they decide to fit pressure into their philosophy as a defense? They dive into those questions and much more. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Mailbag: Justin Tucker's value, Matt Nagy replacements, protecting Mac Jones & more with Charles McDonald

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 28, 2021 59:13

    Charles McDonald of For The Win is this week's special guest for our weekly Mailbag. Who are some coaches who could replace Matt Nagy if things continue to go south in Chicago? Is the Steelers offense completely toast? What would the Falcons look like with Joe Burrow? What is Justin Tucker's trade value? All this and more of your emails and voicemails with Robert Mays. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Packers-49ers' insane ending, Justin Fields' dud debut, the Raiders & Bills keep winning, Steelers struggles & more with Nate Tice

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 27, 2021 81:26

    It was an insane weekend of NFL action during week 3 as the Packers and Aaron Rodgers stun the 49ers and Jimmy Garoppolo in the dying seconds, the Chiefs get upset by Justin Herbert and the Chargers, the Raiders and Bills keep on winning, Justin Fields debut is a disaster, the Steelers might be cooked, Justin Tucker makes history and more. Hear all the instant reaction from Robert Mays and Nate Tice on a NEW postgame Athletic Football Show. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Buccaneers-Rams preview, Josh Allen vs. WFT defense & Chargers' early-down issues with Nate Tice + Sheil Kapadia's Week 3 picks

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 24, 2021 88:41

    In another edition of the “Friday Five,” Robert Mays and Nate Tice break down what they are watching heading into the weekend. They preview Buccaneers-Rams and Josh Allen vs. the WFT defense. They also talk about their questions for the Falcons and Vikings offenses before discussing the Chargers' early-down issues. Finally, Sheil Kapadia is back to talk about his Week 3 picks with Nate. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    QB injuries, Justin Fields' first start and questions for the 49ers with Lindsay Jones + a Denver Broncos team visit with Nick Kosmider

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 23, 2021 70:51

    Lindsay Jones and Robert Mays kick things off by breaking down all of the quarterback injuries across the league. Then they discuss what's at stake for Jameis Winston this week, Justin Fields' first start and their questions for the 49ers. Finally, The Athletic's Broncos writer Nick Kosmider joins the show to talk about Teddy Bridgewater, Denver's offense and the key injuries to monitor.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Inside Monday Night Football with Louis Riddick + breaking down the WFT's defensive line and Steelers' offense with Mitchell Schwartz

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 22, 2021 94:10

    ESPN analyst Louis Riddick joins Robert Mays to discuss what goes into the Monday Night Football broadcast. Louis also gives his assessment of the Packers and he explains why he's expecting a big year from Derek Carr and the Raiders. Then, Mitchell Schwartz and Robert talk about their takeaways from Chiefs-Ravens before breaking down their early observations of Washington's defensive line and the Steelers' offense.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Mailbag: Mac Jones' trajectory, Bears concerns, Colts questions, Bills burdens & more with Stephen Holder

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 21, 2021 67:01

    National NFL Writer for The Athletic, Stephen Holder, joins Robert Mays for this weeks listener mailbag with topics such as Mac Jones' trajectory in New England, Chicago Bears concerns with Justin Fields, the Buffalo Bills' start and much more as we close the book on week 2. DISCOUNT @ theathletic.com/footballshow Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Lamar Jackson flips past the Chiefs, the Cowboys edge the Chargers, Kyler Murray carries the Cardinals & more with Nate Tice

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 20, 2021 85:52

    Robert Mays and Nate Tice bring you all the week 2 headlines as Lamar Jackson finally edges Patrick Mahomes and the Chiefs, the Cowboys and Dak Prescott barely scrape by Justin Herbert and the Los Angeles Chargers, Sam Darnold continues to impress in Carolina, Zach Wilson and Trevor Lawrence do the opposite after a few weeks and Who Gets the Belt for week 2? All that and much more postgame reaction on The Athletic Football Show. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    5 things to watch in Week 2 + picks against the spread with Nate Tice and Sheil Kapadia

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 17, 2021 98:52

    Robert Mays and Nate Tice debut the “Friday Five” segment where they talk about the top things they are watching heading into the weekend. They discuss the excitement surrounding DeVonta Smith, Dak Prescott vs. Brandon Staley's defense and more. Plus, The Athletic's Sheil Kapadia joins the show to (hopefully) redeem himself with his Week 2 picks against the spread. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Who has the most at stake this week with Lindsay Jones + a Seattle Seahawks team visit with Michael-Shawn Dugar

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 16, 2021 74:21

    The Athletic's Lindsay Jones joins Robert Mays to break down all the news and notes across the league, including Ryan Fitzpatrick's injury, OBJ's status for Sunday and Urban Meyer's comments regarding the USC job. Plus, who has the most at stake this week? They talk about what they are watching in Week 2 and the big questions they are looking to have answered. Then, Seahawks writer Michael-Shawn Dugar stops by to discuss how Seattle has revamped the offense and the biggest takeaways from their win over the Colts.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    The rise of the Brandon Staley defense and how NFL offenses should respond with Jourdan Rodrigue + Examining Week 1 with Mitchell Schwartz

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 15, 2021 89:54

    Robert Mays sits down with The Athletic's Jourdan Rodrigue for an in-depth conversation on the rise of the Brandon Staley defense. Jourdan discusses her research and how NFL offenses are looking to respond. Plus, All-Pro OT Mitchell Schwartz is back to discuss the QB situation in Chicago, the Chiefs' performance against the Browns, the Ravens' issues at tackle and much more.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Mailbag: Vikings fans want change, Eagles illusions, Carson Wentz & the Colts, new jersey numbers & more with Mike Sando

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 14, 2021 60:24

    The Athletic's Senior Writer / Football GM co-host Mike Sando joins Robert Mays for the first Athletic Football Show mailbag of the season as Minnesota Vikings fans aren't happy, Colts fans are curious about Carson Wentz, the Eagles might be seeing an illusion, jersey number controversy, the Broncos offense looking unexpectedly sharp and more.  Want to leave a message? Call 872-222-7073 or email athleticfootballshow@gmail.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    The Chiefs outlast the Browns, Justin Herbert shows out, the Saints shock the Packers & more with Nate Tice

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 13, 2021 75:29

    Week 1 of NFL action has wrapped up as the Kansas City Chiefs topped the Cleveland Browns, the Steelers settle down the Bills offense, Aaron Rodgers and the Packers lay an egg in New Orleans, Justin Herbert balls out on 3rd down and much more. Join Robert Mays and Nate Tice for their weekly postgame reaction as week 1 approaches its end. Subscribe on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3sq5ELmnyoE Athletic discount @ theathletic.com/footballshow Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Week 1 picks, predicting end-of-year awards, Super Bowl & more mini-contests with Nate Tice & Sheil Kapadia

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 10, 2021 74:58

    We're kicking off our weekly Friday Fun here on the Athletic Football Show with our first Mini-Contest of the year as Sheil Kapadia and Nate Tice go head-to-head in a winner-take-all battle for the ages. Who will come out on top in the picks game at the end of the season? Place your bets now! Plus the guys predict MVP, Super Bowl winners, Coach of the Year and more as week 1 finally arrives. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    AFC West preview with Mitchell Schwartz - Chiefs, Chargers, Broncos & Raiders

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 9, 2021 83:05

    Robert Mays welcomes Super Bowl LIV champion and All-Pro OT Mitchell Schwartz to preview the AFC West. Can the new additions on the Chiefs' offensive line protect Patrick Mahomes? What will year two look like for Justin Herbert? Can Teddy Bridgewater be the spark for the Broncos' offense? What can we expect from the Raiders revamped defense? They discuss all of that and more in the final division preview.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    AFC South preview with Lindsay Jones - Titans, Colts, Jaguars & Texans

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 8, 2021 69:07

    Robert Mays continues the division previews on The Athletic Football Show with a deep dive on the AFC South with The Athletic's Lindsay Jones. What can we expect out of Trevor Lawrence in year one? What are the Colts betting on Carson Wentz's success? Can the Titans pull it together in 2021 and make a Super Bowl run? And what the heck is going on with the Houston Texans?? DISCOUNT @ theathletic.com/footballshow Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    NFC East preview with Sheil Kapadia - Cowboys, WFT, Giants & Eagles

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 7, 2021 76:17


    The Athletic's Sheil Kapadia joins Robert Mays for a full preview of the NFC East. Will the return of Dak Prescott and the addition of Dan Quinn lead the Cowboys back to the playoffs? Can Ryan Fitzpatrick revitalize Washington's offense? Is this a make it or break it season for Daniel Jones? What should we make of the Eagles this year? They examine all of that and more.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices


    AFC North preview with Nate Tice - Browns, Ravens, Steelers & Bengals

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 6, 2021 93:51

    Nate Tice and Robert Mays continue The Athletic Football Show's division preview series with the AFC North. Are the Browns true Super Bowl contenders? What is the evolution of the Ravens passing game? Did the Steelers do enough to revamp the offense? What can we expect from Joe Burrow and the Bengals? They dive into all of that and more.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    NFC West preview with Mike Sando - Rams, 49ers, Seahawks & Cardinals

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 3, 2021 93:20

    The Athletic's Mike Sando joins Robert Mays to discuss a division he knows very well, the NFC West. Can Matthew Stafford lead the Rams back to the Super Bowl? When will we see Trey Lance in San Francisco? Can the Seahawks correct the offense? Will the Cardinals finally find a rhythm? They discuss all of that and much more in their annual preview.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    NFC South preview with Mina Kimes - Buccaneers, Saints, Panthers & Falcons

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 2, 2021 74:56

    ESPN's Mina Kimes joins Robert Mays for a full preview of the NFC South. How good will the Bucs be? How surprising is it that Sean Payton went with Jameis Winston in New Orleans? What about the Sam Darnold trade? And which players in Atlanta have us intrigued? All that and more on a NEW Athletic Football Show. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    AFC East preview with Bill Barnwell - Patriots, Bills, Dolphins & Jets

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 1, 2021 94:33

    Bill Barnwell returns to The Athletic Football Show as he and Robert Mays dissect the AFC East. What should we make of Cam Newton's release? Is Josh Allen in the MVP convo for 2021? Are we Tua Tagovailoa believers? And what about the Jets? The annual division previews continue on a new TAFS. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    NFC North preview with Nate Tice - Bears, Packers, Vikings & Lions

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 31, 2021 95:39

    Robert Mays and Nate Tice return to The Athletic Football Show with their annual division previews, kicking things off with Robert and Nate's favorite division, the NFC North. What x-factors could put those teams into the postseason? What are we most excited to watch in Chicago, Green Bay, Minnesota and Detroit?  ATHLETIC DISCOUNT - theathletic.com/footballshow Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    How to watch college football as an NFL fan with Andy Staples & Giants and Vikings camp visits

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 27, 2021 100:45


    What should NFL fans be watching for this college football season? The Athletic's Andy Staples and Robert Mays discuss the QBs, coaches and other top talent to monitor this year. Plus, Giants reporter Dan Duggan joins the show to talk about Daniel Jones and the additions to the defense. Finally, could this year really be different for the Vikings? Chad Graff stops by to talk about it.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices


    Defenses we're most excited to watch in 2021 with Nate Tice & Bears camp visit with Adam Jahns

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 25, 2021 84:17

    We've gone over the offenses to look out for this season, but what about the defenses? Nate Tice joins Robert as they each bring a list of teams they can't wait to watch take the field in 2021 - from Vic Fangio's horses, to the Packers and more. Then Robert sits down with Adam Jahns at Bears camp to discuss his hometown Chicago Bears, Justin Fields, Matt Nagy and more. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    NFL news roundup with Lindsay Jones, fantasy draft value hunting with Jake Ciely & Packers camp visit with Matt Schneidman

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 24, 2021 109:49

    Robert and Lindsay kick off the week catching up on NFL headlines, from the battle between Cam Newton and Mac Jones, Jimmy Garoppolo vs. Trey Lance and more. Then Robert welcomes Jake Ciely of The Athletic Fantasy Football Podcast to hunt for some value picks at QB, RB, WR and more. Then Robert catches up with Packers beat writer Matt Schneidman of The Athletic's Head of the Pack podcast to get the latest on the chaos with Aaron Rodgers and Green Bay. Get your Athletic discount and Jake's Fantasy guide at theathletic.com/footballshow Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Top 10 offenses with Sheil Kapadia, a Bengals team visit with Paul Dehner Jr. & discussing Joe Burrow's progress with Cincinnati's OC Brian Callahan

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 20, 2021 103:30

    With Week 1 right around the corner, The Athletic's Sheil Kapadia joins Robert Mays to discuss the NFL's top 10 offenses. Then, Bengals reporter Paul Dehner Jr. chats with Robert about Cincinnati's offensive line, the questions on defense and much more. Finally, Bengals OC Brian Callahan talks about Joe Burrow's progress this camp and how the team is looking to grow the offense around him this season.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Most intriguing first-year play callers, a Lions team visit & the wave of defensive evolution with Rams secondary coach/passing game coordinator Ejiro Evero

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 18, 2021 87:24

    Robert Mays and Nate Tice examine the most intriguing first-year play callers heading into the 2021 season. They predict how these coaches will shape the offense, the level of impact it will have on the team and much more. Plus, The Athletic's Lions reporter Chris Burke joins the show to talk about Dan Campbell's coaching staff, Penei Sewell and expectations for Detroit this year. Finally, Robert chats with Rams secondary coach/passing game coordinator Ejiro Evero about the wave of defensive evolution in the NFL and how offenses are responding.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Teams on the cusp & how they can win a title with Lindsay Jones & Cowboys camp check-in with Jon Machota

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 17, 2021 89:48

    What do teams on the cusp of a Super Bowl title like the Browns, Bills, Packers, Ravens, Seahawks and more need to do get over the hump? Robert and Lindsay Jones discuss the changes that have been made, or need to be made, with those teams headed into 2021. Then Robert catches up with The Athletic's Cowboys beat writer Jon Machota to talk all things Dak Prescott, Jerry Jones, CeeDee Lamb and America's Team. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Veteran QBs in new places / rapid fire rookies with Nate Tice & Rams camp visit with Jourdan Rodrigue

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 13, 2021 90:50


    Matthew Stafford as a Ram. Sam Darnold as a Carolina Panther. Ryan Fitzpatrick in Washington. What can we expect from the veteran QBs with new homes in 2021 after the insane precedent Tom Brady set last season? Nate Tice joins Robert Mays to discuss how the old guys could stand out among the young guns + some rapid fire rookie QB talk, then Robert sits down with The Athletic's Jourdan Rodrigue at Rams camp to get the lowdown on Sean McVay and the new-look Los Angeles Rams. REMEMBER TO SUBSCRIBE @ theathletic.com/footballshow Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices


    Teams stuck in the middle with Bill Barnwell & a Chargers team visit with Daniel Popper

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 11, 2021 94:26

    Robert Mays sits down with ESPN's Bill Barnwell to discuss the teams stuck in the middle of the NFL power rankings. They present six teams, how they got in this position and why it's difficult to see their path to the top. Plus, The Athletic's Chargers reporter Daniel Popper joins the show to talk Brandon Staley's first year on the job, expectations for the team in Justin Herbert's second season and much more.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Big contract news, defining success for first-year head coaches with Lindsay Jones & processing the Panthers with Joe Person

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 10, 2021 84:01

    What affect do the Josh Allen, Darius Leonard and Xavien Howard contracts have on the rest of the league? How do we define success for first-year head coaches like Urban Meyer, Dan Campbell, Arthur Smith, Brandon Staley, Nick Sirianni, and Robert Saleh? Lindsay Jones and Robert Mays discuss, plus Robert welcomes Joe Person, Panthers beat writer from The Athletic to dive into Sam Darnold and what we could see out of Carolina in 2021. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Coaches at a crossroads, a Falcons team visit and talking Trevor Lawrence with Jaguars OC Darrell Bevell

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 6, 2021 78:28

    Robert Mays and Nate Tice discuss the coaches at a crossroads heading into the 2021 season. Some of which have a lot to prove, others face a pivotal moment in their career. Plus, The Athletic's Falcons reporter Tori McElhaney joins the show to talk about the team's transitional year, the major questions on defense and first-round pick Kyle Pitts. Finally, Jaguars' OC Darrell Bevell sits down with Robert to discuss the plan for Trevor Lawrence, what he's seen so far in training camp and more.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    10 breakthrough players for 2021 with Nate Tice, Buccaneers camp with Greg Auman & Tampa's offensive evolution with Byron Leftwich & Bruce Arians

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 4, 2021 90:23

    Robert Mays and Nate Tice each bring 5 names to the table of players that could have breakout seasons in 2021, from a few different CBs to watch out for, potential defensive threats & more, they reveal their lists live on the show and dive into some of Robert's observations from Jets camp. Then The Athletic's Greg Auman stops through with Robert to dig into the Super Bowl champs' attempt at a back-to-back, Byron Leftwich brings us some insight on the offensive playcalling and Robert ends the show with a convo with Bucs head coach Bruce Arians. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Players with most at stake in 2021, Carson Wentz's injury and Dolphins & Bills team visits

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 3, 2021 95:49

    Which players have the most at stake in 2021? Robert Mays and Lindsay Jones are together in Miami to examine who has the most on the line this season. They also discuss their impressions from Dolphins camp, Carson Wentz's foot injury and what the Colts will do at QB. Finally, The Athletic's Bills reporter Matthew Fairburn joins the show to talk about Josh Allen, Buffalo's questions at CB and much more.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

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