The Players Podcast! Adam Lefkoe brings you the true NFL podcast going under-the-helmet and off-the-field through real conversations with players and insiders, as only Bleacher Report can do. Recapping the biggest news, previewing NFL gambling, and ALWAYS supporting the Homies, 2-3 times a week.
Justin Simmons, one of the absolute snubs from last year's Pro Bowl, talks about his Broncos team that looks absolutely loaded and ready to contend with the Chiefs for the AFC West this year. He also discusses the importance of speaking out at rallies around Denver. And of course, please check out the intro for Lefkoe's two new ideas, because they'll be in your social feeds soon! Stay safe, 33%!
Allen Lazard, one of the brightest young stars in the Packers organization, joins the Lefkoe podcast for the second time! He tells us why Davante Adams is deserving of being called the number one wide receiver in the NFL, why Aaron Rodgers has been such an important leader during this period of social turmoil, and just what it’s like being in Wisconsin and back with his teammates. Show this man some love; he’s a true friend of the Lefkoe show!
After a tremendous rookie campaign, one of the true heroes of last summer's Hard Knocks Maxx Crosby joins the Lefkoe Show for the first time to cover a variety of topics related, semi-related, and unrelated to his beloved game of football. Hope everyone is doing well, and Patrick Mahomes, we hope you're listening, because Maxx is coming for you next season!
To the 33%: We love you. We hope you're staying safe and finding moments of joy during one of the most difficult times in recent history. Now is the time for action, self-reflection, and love for all. We'll get back to football soon, but right now, there are just far more important things to discuss.
Malik Jackson -- excuse us, Super Bowl Winner Malik Jackson -- joins the pod to talk about the interesting differences in team cultures, now that he's a veteran. He also discusses the incredible Super Bowl winning Broncos team, and the immense pride he has in his teammates from that era, and watching them all succeed. Now on the Eagles, Jackson is clearly poised to be a fan favorite on what should be a really good pass rushing attack. Plus, Lefkoe shares some great insights about working on The Match, and expands how the show could get even bigger next year!
Certainly in the running for one of the most interesting men in the NFL, Duane Brown joins the Lefkoe Show to talk about what in the heck offensive linemen are doing these days to keep training when you can't be within six feet of your fellow linemen. Please show him some love, 33%!
Charles Barkley, the Sports Uncle of the Lefkoe Show, hops on to talk about the upcoming golf Match between four NFL and PGA GOATs, gives a few amazing MJ stories, and gives a heartfelt shoutout to everyone having a tough time during the pandemic. Look, it's Charles Barkley. He's hilarious, he's insightful, and he's the best. Check it out!
Absolute legend of the game and one of Lefkoe's all-time favorite players Brian Dawkins joins the Lefkoe Show to talk about a very serious and important issue: mental health. He shares a series of stories from his life and career, all of which led him to his very enlightened post-playing career, featuring prayer, meditation, and a variety of techniques to achieve greater positivity and happiness in your life! It's something we think everyone could use more of these days. Stay safe out there, 33%!
Allen Robinson, when healthy, is one of the most prolific receivers in the game. Seriously, look up the stats. He talks about his career, what it's like to finally perform in the playoffs after many attempts, and he gives a fascinating "Starting Five" of wide receivers. This dude is them man; 33%, you know what to do. Show him some love on Twitter!!
One of the best tight ends alive and now a Super Bowl champ, Travis Kelce joins the Lefkoe Show to talk about everything from going through a title-winning offseason under quarantine, what it's like sharing a huddle with Patrick Mahomes, and the incredible advice the Kobe Bryant gave him, that has affected him to this day. It's an incredible conversation, capped off by a brand-new segment called RANDOMS, where Lefkoe and Kelce go back and forth on their favorite random white NBA or NFL player.
The 33% already know that on Draft night, when his beloved Eagles too Jalen Reagor with their first pick (21st overall), Lefkoe did not react too kindly. Well, Mr. Reagor heard about those comments, and if you listen to him for just 2 minutes, you know that he's not the sort of person to shy away from talking to his detractors. His confidence, swag, and overall resume will win you over in this truly enlightening conversation.
Big thanks to Kevin Clark, NFL writer for The Ringer, for hopping on the Lefkoe Show and breaking down everything from the recent NFL Draft (and which smart teams are going to take the biggest advantage in a post-COVID-19 world) to the chances of Jameis Winston absolutely dominating over the next decade. Plus, are you willing to bet against Bill Belichick in a post-Brady world? A great football discussion for football fiends.
Wow, what a whirlwind draft weekend. So many great plotlines to discuss, from the Jets' killer draft to the Colts making even top analysts question their own scouting methods. And who better to break it all down than one of B/R's resident draft experts, Connor Rogers of Stick to Football, and Josh McCown, who has basically played for almost every coach, GM, and coordinator in the NFL at this point.
Matt Miller and Connor Rogers live, breathe, sleep, and every other verb the NFL Draft pretty much 366 days a year. (It's a Leap Year.) That means this week is their Super Bowl, and they're hopping on the Lefkoe Show to dole out every last little crumb, nugget, and insight they've picked up over these last few frantic weeks in order to be fully prepared for the Draft. Oh, did we mention there's ACTUAL SPORTS NEWS to report? This week is a welcome change from the past month, but we still hope you're all staying safe out there!
ESPN's Mina Kimes hops on the Lefkoe Show to tell you which running back prospect is "budget Marshawn Lynch" and which quarterback is "Carson Wentz without the swag." So many great moments, with some incredible insight. Give it a listen, and show her some love on Twitter - stay safe out there, 33%!
You probably know Ronny Chieng from The Daily Show on Comedy Central or his absolutely hilarious, must-see Netflix special, but did you know he's a huge sports fan? Ronny makes his Lefkoe Show debut by talking about why he's a Nets fans, how quarantine life is affecting him halfway around the globe (he's in Sydney, Australia right now), and he and Lefkoe join up to do color commentary as Producer Ingber gets a much-needed quarantine haircut from his amazing wife Emily. Plus, UGA running back D'Andre Swift joins to talk about his life in quarantine, preparing for what looks like a wild, unprecedented NFL Draft season! Love you all, and stay safe out there!
Cam Jordan, Saints stud and just overall hilarious dude, joins the Lefkoe Show to talk about staying the f*** inside, his love of Drew Brees, why Sean Payton's locker room is the envy of the league, and of course, he gives his top five and bottom five of QBs you do (and don't!) want to be stuck in quarantine with. So much fun, and we hope it brings a smile to your faces while you're all stuck inside and staying safe.
Lefkoe welcomes his B/R running mates from Stick to Football to breakdown the perfect situations (and nightmare scenarios) for a bunch of NFL teams making their selection in the first round. Plus, some more prop bet recommendations and a spicy disagreement on how to rank the top three WRs in the draft. Take a listen, get your mind off quarantine for an hour, and just think about beautiful, glorious football!
Lefkoe is joined by his TNT Inside the NBA teammates, Candace Parker, Dwyane Wade, and Shaquille O'Neal, to discuss everything from Iverson's place in the pantheon of greatest players to the upcoming Michael Jordan doc to just what in the heck has been going on at Shaq's house throughout this whole quarantine. Stay safe out there, 33%!!
Former NFL quarterback and current ESPN analyst Dan Orlovsky makes his Lefkoe Show debut, and he delivers. He's got the inside scoop on why teams aren't looking at Jameis Winston or Cam Newton, and he joins Lefkoe and Producer Ingber to decide what every NFL quarterback is ordering on Amazon during the quarantine. It's a hilarious episode, and we hope you enjoy and stay safe!
Yes that's right, the one and only JEEZY is on the podcast today. We hear from the Jets' Avery Williamson, who opens up about the difficulties of rehabbing an injury when you're just dying to get back on the field. Plus, our good friend Connor Rogers of Stick to Football gives you some incredible insider betting knowledge about the upcoming NFL Draft. And, at long last, we are delighted to bring 2020's first Whoa Big Offseason, because let's face it: we could all use some WHOA in our lives right now. Stay safe out there, 33%!!
The legendary, incomparable Ja Freakin' Rule comes on the Lefkoe Show to talk about... well, everything. His tortured Knicks fandom, his prison time, his belief that internet fame is not real, and so much more. He even gives an incredible Quarantine PSA about "staying the f*** inside". Please check it out, and stay safe out there, 33%!
Lefkoe and Producer Ingber are joined by the hilarious Kyle Brandt to discuss the most important topic of the day: What are the quarterbacks watching online right now, while locked inside their houses? Which Florida QB is watching "Tiger King"? Who needs the billionaire melodrama of "Succession" in their lives right now? It's all on display. Plus, we talk to Gabe, the champion of the inaugural Lefkoe Fantasy Gridiron League! Hope everyone's staying safe out there!
Lefkoe and Producer Ingber talk through of the (non-Corona-related) stories of the day: the Patriots have a new quarterback, and the Saints might FINALLY have the #2 wide receiver they've been questing after for all these years. Plus, we've got some amazing and hilarious interviews from Miami, with Quinnen and Quincy Williams (whose infectious personalities will have you smiling) and Antoine Bethea who breaks it down like only a legendary DB can. Stay safe out there, 33%!!
Connor Rogers of Stick to Football joins for a wrap-up of one of the spiciest free agent weeks in years! (Yes, we are so glad to have actual sports news to discuss too!) So much to discuss about Brady's sudden departure from New England. Plus, everything from the Jets stepping up to grab the AFC East from the Brady-less Patriots to how Kyle Shanahan could play an unexpected role in the first round of the upcoming NFL draft. And our friend Pat Pat sheds tears over losing his saint. Hope everyone is staying safe out there!
Welcome to the first official Quarantine Episode of the Lefkoe Show, straight from Lefkoe's Manhattan apartment. We've got Producer Ingber helping to break down the new free agency signings and rumors, we've got a Facetime with Austin Hooper (now THE highest paid tight end in the NFL), and we've got two more delightful interviews from Miami, with Adam Thielen and Antonio Cromartie. Great conversations abound; let's hope they give you something fun to listen and think about while you're stuck at home.
Lefkoe is joined by producer Ingber to discuss the current climate in New York City and in the sports landscape at large. And as a slight diversion, for anyone looking to listen to things other than disease coverage, Lefkoe answers some fun listener questions live on Twitter during the show. Stay safe out there, 33%ers! We love you, and we want you to stay healthy.
A legendary wide receiver and one of the best tight ends in the game today! Lefkoe interview Andre Johnson, who tells some great stories about his time working with a young DeAndre Hopkins and how Kyle Shanahan's offensive genius status was on full display even when he was first starting out in the NFL. And Austin Hooper, fresh off his Pro Bowl nod, talks about his incredible season and his feelings heading into free agency for the first time in his career. Give them both a listen; thanks 33% for all the support!
Lefkoe is joined by Connor Rogers, co-host of B/R's NCAA football podcast Stick to Football to discuss some surprising 1st round picks, how certain teams are assessing the first round QBs, and some surprises that seem to be creeping up everyone's draft boards. If you listen to Stick to Football, you know that Connor knows his stuff; he spends 365 days a year living and breathing and sleeping the NFL Draft, so get ahead of the madness by tuning in!
Lefkoe is back with two more interviews from Miami! First, three time Pro-Bowl linebacker Shawne Merriman on his time with the Chargers and his MMA training background, then comedian Bob Menery sits down and recaps his early days making videos, living with Saquon Barkley, and more.
If you're a football fan, chances are you've heard of Chase Winovich, but you might never have heard him speak. This is a crime that needs to be rectified right now. He's a delightful gent with some major Cali vibes, and he and Lefkoe have a hilarious conversation about crazy football coaches and even an epic story about meeting Belichick for the first time at the draft. Craig Robertson, a veteran for the Saints, gives some great insider stories and insights about Taysom Hill, Teddy Bridgewater, and much more!
Happy NFL Combine Week, everyone! Please enjoy Lefkoe's interviews with two of the top draft prospects, LSU QB (and National Champ) Joe Burrow and speedster receiver Jerry Jeudy (who is adorably joined by his younger brother for most of the interview). Plus, Lefkoe shares some epic stories from NBA All-Star Weekend, including his performance at Dwyane Wade's Spades Tournament.
The Miami interviews continue, with a young budding star and an absolute legend. Learn about Allen Lazard, one of Aaron Rodgers' favorite new targets, and stay for the copious amounts of tequila Lefkoe convinced Hall of Famer Emmitt Smith to drink right on camera. It's a true delight.
Lefkoe is back with two more Miami interviews, featuring one of the biggest stars in the game, Odell Beckham Jr., talking his authenticity on and off the field, and tuning out the noise from the media haters, and Cliff Avril, who shares a series of great stories about his time with Russell Wilson, Pete Carroll, Richard Sherman, and more.
Lefkoe sits down with NBA legend and champion Stephen Jackson and Hall of Fame broadcaster Dan Patrick to discuss Kobe's legacy, among many other topics. This is the first batch of many interviews that Lefkoe conducted in Miami during Super Bowl Week, and we're excited to roll them out to you over the next few weeks!
Lefkoe and Brian Westbrook are joined by Producer Ingber for the final podcast of the 2019-2020 NFL season to wrap up a pretty epic Super Bowl LIV week in Miami. You'll hear about everything from Westbrook's noble efforts to get TO and Donovan McNabb to become friends again to the time Lefkoe sang Ja Rule karaoke... with Ja Rule in the audience. It's been one hell of a season, 33%, and we wouldn't have been able to do even a tenth of this cool stuff without your amazing support!
Lefkoe and Brian Westbrook preview the Super Bowl, as they're joined by two of the best in the world at their position: Eagles center Jason Kelce (who will be rooting his butt off for his baby bro on Sunday) and Browns cornerback Denzel Ward. What an amazing year it's been. Shout-out to all the 33% for helping to make the 2019-2020 NFL season our best ever.
Warren Sharp joins Lefkoe in Miami to preview every single football element of the biggest game of the year. Coaching matchups, personnel groupings, and of course, our favorite EDSR score ratings. And stick around for the end, and you'll even get some of Lefkoe and Sharp's favorite Prop Bet recommendations. Thanks so much for listening all season long, 33%! So much more to come in 2020.
Lefkoe and Brian Westbrook are joined by Producer Ingber to predict every single possible storyline that will be dissected, trisected, and incepted in the days leading up to the Super Bowl. From revenge possibilities to assistant coaches who deserve special shout-outs, listen to this episode so you'll have every conceivable pre-game angle covered.
Lefkoe and Westbrook are joined by producer Ingber to break down both Championship Weekend blowouts, and then turn their attention to our upcoming "Red Teams" Super Bowl of Chiefs vs 49ers. And a very interesting debate: Who wins more rings in their career, Patrick Mahomes or Kyle Shanahan?
Warren Sharp joins Lefkoe to break down both Titans/Chiefs and Packers/49ers in incredible detail, using proprietary statistics and some unbelievable nuggets about individual team matchups. There's only two games left before the Super Bowl, so you might as well learn the heck out of both of them!
11-year NFL veteran David Diehl joins Lefkoe and Brian Westbrook on the Wednesday Roundtable to discuss everything from the Giants reaction to hiring Joe Judge to the National Championship victory by LSU to, of course, previewing the two very exciting Conference Championship Games this weekend. This NFL season is almost over (shed a tear) so please soak up as much football talk as humanly possible!
Lefkoe and Brian Westbrook are locked in a head-to-head battle to answer producer Ingber's two burning questions about each of the four games from a WILD Divisional Round weekend. We're covering Mahomes' invincibility, Derrick Henry potentially resetting the RB market, and the ideal coach to pair with Russell Wilson moving forward. All this and more on this special playoff edition of The Lefkoe Show!
It's greatest gambling weekend of the year (according to gambling expert Warren Sharp) on the Lefkoe Show. Sharp and Lefkoe break down every Divisional Round game, from the EDSR edges to the weather. That's right, there's a lot of talk about wind speed, and it's fascinating.
Lefkoe is joined for the Roundtable by Brian Westbrook and Producer Ingber to go through the major coaching changes in the NFL, as well as to delve into the Mount Rushmore of Game Shows and offer some startling new rule changes to make the NFL more fun and exciting.
Lefkoe is joined by Brian Westbrook for their second painful Eagles funeral of the year. They also break down the Saints head-scratching loss to the Vikings, the possible end to the Patriots two-decade reign atop the AFC, and Deshaun Watson's absolutely clutch overtime performance. Plus, the Cowboys have hired their new head coach in Mike McCarthy, and Lefkoe and Westbrook go through which NFL teams might realistically be a landing spot for Tom Brady next year.
Warren Sharp is back on the Lefkoe Show for the first episode of 2020 to break down (in great detail) every game on the Wild Card Weekend slate. They get into EDSR (there's VERY juicy mismatch) and, of course, they'll get into some spread and over/under recommendations. Happy gambling!
Lefkoe is joined by producer David Ingber for the final Lefkoe Show of 2019. The "Whoa-y" Awards, featuring all the most insane and goofy moments from this calendar year. Lefkoe and Ingber read off the nominees, and you, the 33%, get to decide the official winners on social media. Happy New Year, and here's to many more insane things happening in 2020!
Well, they're back from the dead. The Zombie Eagles have arisen, and Lefkoe and Westbrook are your undertakers. Plus, Brady looks like Brady once again, and the Ravens truly cannot be stopped (and Lefkoe can't help but gloat about his 100% bullseye correct preseason predictions). All this and more on the Lefkoe Show! Happy holidays, everyone!
Warren Sharp has all the info you need for Week 16 NFL betting, but be careful! Warren lets you know what you need to watch out for throughout the weekend, including some startling stats about road dogs this late in the season. And as teams lock up playoff seeds, the lines for other games can and will be impacted! Make sure to listen to the whole episode so you have as much data as possible to make some tremendously informed decisions.