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The MMQB suite of podcasts bring you unique, informed and immediate analysis from around the NFL. Whether you’re looking to catch up on Sunday’s football action, take a deep dive into the film or answer some burning NFL questions, The MMQB staff has you covered. With a rotating cast of hosts includi…

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    Moneyball! What We Can Learn From the Ravens

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 4, 2022 27:24

    Some not terribly sharp people might dismiss the Ravens for a lack of Super Bowl championships over the past four seasons, but on this show, Conor and Gary cover just how Baltimore is positioning itself for consistent championship contention by exploiting roster-building inefficiencies. The wide receivers grabbed the headlines this offseason, but what does it mean to collect quality tight ends in a league with so few? Plus, why offensive linemen who aren't tackles can anchor a front five, the importance of flexibility in the defensive backfield, and the advantage of zigging when other people zag regarding organizational philosophy. And, more than anything on this Independence Day in the U.S., the importance of being your own, weird self rather than trying to copycat everyone else. Also, Conor and Gary play Daniel Tiger playing the hits, just for you! Have a comment, critique or question for a future mailbag? Email themmqb@gmail.com or tweet at @GGramling_SI or @ConorOrr See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    The Rams, the Warriors, & to Buy a Championship

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 30, 2022 57:21

    The Golden State Warriors won the NBA title, the Los Angeles Rams won the Super Bowl, and each team was accused of “buying” their championship. With that in mind, Conor and Gary welcome SI NBA writer Rohan Nadkarni back to the show to discuss just what it means to “buy” a championship, why it's an absurd accusation, and why more teams should be doing precisely what those champions did. Then, the trio fires off a number of takes, ranging from Tua to Russell Wilson to Nathaniel Hackett to all kinds of NBA stuff, at which point Rohan describes how the current NBA works and why basketball teams are not on the verge of turning to lineups full of Eddy Currys and Bryant Reeveses to counter the league's influx of “Spaghetti Men.” Plus, Rohan tries his hand at More Than Four But Fewer Than Six Questions! Have a comment, critique or question for a future mailbag? Email themmqb@gmail.com or tweet at @GGramling_SI or @ConorOrr See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    An Underrated Episode About Underrated Players

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 27, 2022 46:41

    In honor of the release of Conor's annual underrated players list (one player for each of the 32 teams!), Conor and Gary take a trip down the list to review its most interesting names. On this episode, a look at a slot receiver who deserves more of an opportunity, a veteran left tackle who's getting a little more of his due, a productive young pass rusher emerging in the strangest of places, a first-round defensive back who reinvented himself with a new team, and a defensive tackle who enables a star teammate by making as many offensive linemen try to block him as possible. Plus, a confusing discussion about the Garth Brooks alter ego Chris Gaines, and some kind of school dance radio station album giveaway(?). And here is Conor's full “Underrated” List for the AFC: https://www.si.com/nfl/2022/06/23/every-afc-team-most-underrated-player And the NFC: https://www.si.com/nfl/2022/06/24/nfc-underrated-players-2022 Have a comment, critique or question for a future mailbag? Email themmqb@gmail.com or tweet at @GGramling_SI or @ConorOrr See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    The Watson Timeline Now & Will Dan Snyder Live Forever?

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 23, 2022 52:25

    It's been a surprisingly busy week in the NFL, with developments in the Deshaun Watson cases, an off-the-rails congressional hearing concerning Daniel Snyder, and the retirement (we think) of an all-time great. So Conor and Gary welcome in SI NFL Insider Albert Breer to break it all down. First, now that all but four of the civil complaints against Deshaun Watson have been settled, what is the NFL timeline regarding league discipline going to be like? And why is this process going to be much different than past personal conduct cases the NFL has handled? Then, the news that Daniel Snyder will be subpoenaed by the congressional oversight committee, and whether Snyder will ever be forced out by fellow owners. Plus, Rob Gronkowski retires again—maybe for real, maybe not. A look back at his career and his unique value as a player. Also, Albert takes on More Than Four But Fewer Than Six Questions. Andy Benoit's magazine feature on Rob Gronkowski, from 2016, referenced during the show: https://www.si.com/nfl/2016/09/15/rob-gronkowski-patriots-nfls-brainiest-tight-end Have a comment, critique or question for a future mailbag? Email themmqb@gmail.com or tweet at @GGramling_SI or @ConorOrr See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    What Should Baker Mayfield Want?

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 20, 2022 42:39

    Conor and Gary have—rightfully—spent quite a bit of time discussing Deshaun Watson over the past few weeks. Now, with reports surfacing on Friday that the NFL plans to argue for a “significant” suspension of Watson, it's a good time for everyone to turn their attention toward Baker Mayfield. If Watson is suspended for the season would Mayfield play out the final year of his rookie contract in Cleveland, knowing he'd be leading a playoff-caliber roster? Or would he try to start establishing himself elsewhere, with another franchise (specifically, one in Carolina)? Then, a discussion of Tyreek Hill's scorching Patrick Mahomes takes on his latest podcast, sparking a specific discussion of the pressure it puts on Tua Tagovailoa and a meandering discussion of two-hit wonders for reasons you'll understand if you listen to the show. Plus, coaches fined for OTA violations and Jets receivers talk. Have a comment, critique or question for a future mailbag? Email themmqb@gmail.com or tweet at @GGramling_SI or @ConorOrr See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    Aaron Donald's Work/Life Balance & Hunter Renfrow as the Tipping Point

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 13, 2022 34:25

    With Conor recording from a secret location somewhere in these great United States, he and Gary link up via satellite phone to talk about three big contracts and one bad tweet. First a look at Aaron Donald's deal, and what Donald wanted on and off the field (beyond a large sum of money) to return to the Super Bowl champs. Then, the importance of Cooper Kupp in a world that's gone mad for wide receivers. Then, a discussion of the Hunter Renfrow deal, and what it means that a complementary weapon can get paid like Renfrow did. Is this the new normal, or will the Renfrow deal eventually look like an outlier? Also, a reluctant discussion of Jack Del Rio's now-non-existent Twitter account, good and bad Simpsons references, and more. Have a comment, critique or question for a future mailbag? Email themmqb@gmail.com or tweet at @GGramling_SI or @ConorOrr See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    On the (Latest) Bombshell Deshaun Watson Investigative Report

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 9, 2022 35:54

    Deshaun Watson continues to be the biggest NFL story in recent memory, and thanks to the continued, exceedingly thorough reporting of Jenny Vrentas, it is not going to go away anytime soon. With that in mind, Conor and Gary welcome Jenny back to the show! A discussion of her latest investigative piece for the New York Times, which covers Watson and the expanding number of women not among the civil complainants who are sharing accounts of his problematic behavior during massage therapy sessions. Jenny also covers the Houston Texans' role in this mess—what did the team know, what should they have known, and why did their security personnel provide Watson with a non-disclosure agreement to give massage therapists?—as well as more insight into the secretive grand-jury proceedings from last March. Jenny's latest story: https://www.nytimes.com/2022/06/07/sports/football/deshaun-watson.html Have a comment, critique or question for a future mailbag? Email themmqb@gmail.com or tweet at @GGramling_SI or @ConorOrr See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    If and When These Tight Ends Will Start Getting Paid

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 6, 2022 34:31

    While Conor and Gary eagerly await word on their applications to Tight End University, they take a broader look at the market while addressing the question: Why don't tight ends get paid more than they do? Breaking down the guys at the top of the market, the lack of depth at the position across the NFL, the tight end's role in the NFL's trendiest offense, and who could break through and get that monster contract. Then, a look at the Lamar Jackson contract situation, what the quarterback should be asking for and why the Ravens shouldn't be hesitating if it's a four-year commitment. Finally, the latest on the Deshaun Watson cases, as two more civil complaints are filed and Watson's defense team takes their very aggressive media campaign from behind the scenes to the forefront. Have a comment, critique or question for a future mailbag? Email themmqb@gmail.com or tweet at @GGramling_SI or @ConorOrr See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    All the Hot Topics w/ Peter King

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 2, 2022 57:12

    In a very special episode, Peter King returns to his old stomping grounds as the godfather (or something) of The MMQB helps Conor and Gary make sense of what you might call “the hot topics” going on around the NFL. It seems that Colin Kaepernick won't be signing with the Raiders in the short-term, so what do we make of his workout with the team? Who is going to buy the Denver Broncos, and how much money will it cost? How will Roger Goodell handle the potential Deshaun Watson suspension? Is Mike Trout the worst commissioner in fantasy sports? And was there a time when we didn't have to put out NFL content in June? Plus, Peter takes his shot at America's least-favorite quiz show, More Than Four But Fewer Than Six Questions! Have a comment, critique or question for a future mailbag? Email themmqb@gmail.com or tweet at @GGramling_SI or @ConorOrr See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    Deshaun Watson's Looming Suspension & Trevor Bauer's Current Suspension

    Play Episode Listen Later May 26, 2022 73:58

    On Tuesday night, two massage therapists alleging sexual misconduct against Deshaun Watson appeared on HBO to put faces and voices behind their accounts, while Watson's legal team continued to fight back publicly, both on and off the show. Conor and Gary discuss the potential effects of that “Real Sports” segment, the arguments Watson's lawyers are making on his behalf, and the stubborn misconceptions about the Watson cases that just won't go away. Then SI senior writer Stephanie Apstein joins the show to talk Trevor Bauer and the similarities and differences between the Bauer and Watson cases, especially in light of Bauer's suspension (two years, currently under appeal) as a decision from the NFL nears. Plus, Conor and Gary make Steph talk more Orioles baseball than anyone could possibly want, and Steph tries her hand at a baseball-themed round of More Than Four But Fewer Than Six Questions. Have a comment, critique or question for a future mailbag? Email themmqb@gmail.com or tweet at @GGramling_SI or @ConorOrr See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    Which Teams Have a Quarterback Mess on Their Hands?

    Play Episode Listen Later May 23, 2022 59:47

    It was just a few short years ago when it seemed that, across the NFL, every team was more or less satisfied with their quarterback situation. But with the 2022 season just a couple months away, somewhere in the neighborhood of one-third of the teams in the NFL are looking at some degree of—officially speaking—a “mess” at the QB spot. With that in mind, Conor and Gary are breaking down the specific degree of “quarterback mess” for 13 teams across the league. That means a discussion of Daniel Jones in the near- and medium-term future, the Browns' mess with Baker Mayfield and continued mess with Deshaun Watson, whether Ben McAdoo can get anything out of Sam Darnold, the chances of Drew Lock (or Geno Smith) giving Seattle a capable starter, whether Trey Lance is running out of time in San Francisco, Zach Wilson's erratic play but sky-high ceiling, and much more. Have a comment, critique or question for a future mailbag? Email themmqb@gmail.com or tweet at @GGramling_SI or @ConorOrr See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    The Raiders' Mess & the Trouble With Tanking

    Play Episode Listen Later May 19, 2022 37:34

    In a very special episode of The MMQB NFL Podcast, Conor and Gary welcome Jenny Vrentas back to the show to cover a number of topics, starting with the investigation into the Raiders by Jenny and the team at the New York Times. Why is that franchise seemingly run like a disorganized mom-and-pop store rather than a billion-dollar enterprise? Why has there been so much turnover among their front-office leadership? And what would you do if Jon Gruden burst into your office to tell you you're doing a great job via football metaphors? Then, a discussion of tanking in the NFL in light of Conor and Gary's recent piece into the NFL's investigation into the Browns and their—to put it kindly—unique approach to the 2016 and '17 seasons. Plus, Jenny takes on the hit sensation, More Than Four But Fewer Than Six Questions… is she up to the task? (Of course she is.) Have a comment, critique or question for a future mailbag? Email themmqb@gmail.com or tweet at @GGramling_SI or @ConorOrr See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    Why the Browns Are Not Primetime Material and More NFL Schedule Takes

    Play Episode Listen Later May 16, 2022 43:16

    Conor and Gary have had a couple of days to chew on the NFL schedule after the league's overwrought, (seemingly) months-long trickle of a release. Here's what they settled on: First, the curious case of the Cleveland Browns' utter lack of primetime appearances. How Deshaun Watson (very likely) affected that beyond just a potential suspension, and who it helps and who it hurts in Cleveland. Then, a look at five teams who got—maybe, perhaps, just a little bit—hosed by the schedule-makers, whether it be impossible stretches of games, lengthy travel or, most importantly, a lack of rest. And how those tough schedules could ultimately affect a couple of teams looking at some difficult transitions. Plus, a discussion of what will surely be a frustrating foray into streaming TV for many fans as Amazon Prime takes over the Thursday Night Football package, and identifying our favorite games of the 2022 season. Have a comment, critique or question for a future mailbag? Email themmqb@gmail.com or tweet at @GGramling_SI or @ConorOrr See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    Tom Brady: Broadcaster & Richard Johnson on All Things Draft and Jaguars

    Play Episode Listen Later May 12, 2022 52:21

    Conor and Gary start off the show with a discussion of just what kind of broadcaster Tom Brady will be one day. (If he ever is a broadcaster, that is.) Then, Richard Johnson, resident college football and Jacksonville Jaguars expert, joins the show for a discussion on a number of topics. Why was the 2022 NFL draft not very good? Will the 2023 QB draft class be a little better or a lot better than this year's? What do we make of the Travon Walker pick, and can an NFL coaching staff really unlock something in him? How do we feel about Trevor Lawrence entering Year 2? What's the deal with all that NIL stuff and could it affect the NFL draft? And much more. Plus, Richard is the first competitor for “More Than Four But Fewer Than Six Questions.” Is he up to the task? Have a comment, critique or question for a future mailbag? Email themmqb@gmail.com or tweet at @GGramling_SI or @ConorOrr See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    There Are Some Pretty Good Free Agents Left. Let's Draft Them!

    Play Episode Listen Later May 9, 2022 55:36

    One thing to keep in mind as we move into the month of May: Just because the draft is over doesn't mean we're done with player movement in the NFL. So Conor and Gary took a trip through the best remaining free agents to see what kind of teams we could build. Welcome to the first annual (or, perhaps, last ever) Remaining Free Agents Draft. The exercise isn't completely meaningless; there are plenty of useful players still out on the market, and they should start moving soon now that the compensatory pick formula is no longer a factor. We found ourselves a quarterback, a couple of usable offensive linemen, some potential game-wreckers up front, and some receivers who would make an offensive coordinator happy. Who would win this battle of the titans? Drink in each team, and then you decide. Plus, the horrible side effects of draft fever. Have a comment, critique or question for a future mailbag? Email themmqb@gmail.com or tweet at @GGramling_SI or @ConorOrr See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    The Drafts We Loved, the Drafts We Only Liked as Friends

    Play Episode Listen Later May 4, 2022 58:35

    After a couple days to decompress and really let the 2022 NFL Draft sink in, Conor and Gary are ready to talk about draft grades. Specifically, Conor's draft grades. A look back at the draft classes that earned the highest marks, the draft classes that earned the lowest marks, and why each team falls into its respective category. Then, a look at the continued limbo of Baker Mayfield and Jimmy Garoppolo and the roles their current teams played in them landing here. Plus, Tyrann Mathieu joins the might-as-well-win-now Saints. Have a comment, critique or question for a future mailbag? Email themmqb@gmail.com or tweet at @GGramling_SI or @ConorOrr See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    BONUS: Investigating 0-16: Inside Hue Jackson's Tanking Allegations Against the Browns

    Play Episode Listen Later May 3, 2022 23:12

    On Monday, the NFL said an investigation found "no evidence" to support the allegations of tanking made by former Browns head coach Hue Jackson. The team went 3-36-1 during Jackson's stint with the team and he believes the Browns front office should share some of that blame. Despite the league investigation clearing the Browns, that doesn't mean the team is innocent of the accusations made against the franchise. SI Staffers Conor Orr and Gary Gramling reviewed more than 1000 documents pertaining to the case. Unsurprisingly, they reached some very different conclusions than the NFL. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    NFL Draft Round 1 Was All About the Trades

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 29, 2022 47:32

    Sure, it isn't the greatest draft class, but a couple surprise trades made Thursday night much more interesting than Conor, Gary or anyone else could have expected. A month ago, the Eagles had three picks in the teens of an underwhelming draft, and now they have a top-five veteran receiver, a 340-pound game changer for the middle of their defensive line, and still have two first-round picks in next year's draft. Is anyone GM'ining better than Howie Roseman right now? Plus, the Cardinals make us furrow our brows in confusion again, this time with the trade for Marquise Brown on the eve of his free agency. But, from the Ravens' standpoint, what does Lamar Jackson's hurt feelings mean? Also, Thursday night's receiver run, the Travon Walker pick at 1-1, the lone first-round QB, the Giants' and Jets' good nights, the Texans do it right, and much more! Have a comment, critique or question for a future mailbag? Email themmqb@gmail.com or tweet at @GGramling_SI or @ConorOrr See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    Mock Draft Show, Part II (From Pick 22 to 102)

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 27, 2022 81:49

    Really, it's more like Pick 22 to 32, and then seven more picks ending at Pick 102, but you get it, right? The point is: Conor and Gary are running down the remaining 16 teams' draft needs, including the seven teams who don't have a pick in Thursday's first round (as of now). That means lots of Packers talk—what are the chances they skip a Round 1 receiver again when they have *two* first-round picks? Also, how about the Chiefs and their back-to-back first-round picks? Will they rethink their secondary, will they find a replacement for Tyreek Hill, and will they have Guy Fieri on in the background while they make their picks? Plus, Conor is letting you decide how he'll stay caffeinated and energized for our Round 1 recap show on Thursday night. Send your suggestions via podcast review! Have a comment, critique or question for a future mailbag? Email themmqb@gmail.com or tweet at @GGramling_SI or @ConorOrr See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    Mock Draft Show, Part I (Or, Law & Order: Mock Draft Unit)

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 25, 2022 88:05

    The NFL draft is upon is. It's happening this week. And, therefore, Conor and Gary have no choice but to unveil this year's edition of the people's podcast: The Mock Draft Show Series. Part I will cover 16 teams and 21 picks, delving into draft needs for each team and weighing the pros and cons of some of the prospects who might fit. Do the Jaguars go offense or defense with the first pick? Will the Texans make a selection with their current coaching staff or their next coaching staff in mind? Ditto the Panthers—will they trust their current staff with a quarterback? Who is going to take these quarterbacks anyway? And how do the Giants and Jets approach things with their two top-10 picks apiece? Plus, a deep dive of questionable accuracy into Law & Order prosecutors, and what it will take for Conor to build a pool and fill it with vanilla pudding and maybe or maybe not eat that vanilla pudding. Have a comment, critique or question for a future mailbag? Email themmqb@gmail.com or tweet at @GGramling_SI or @ConorOrr See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    The Curious Case of Deebo Samuel's Trade Demand

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 21, 2022 39:49

    One of the biggest stories of the 2022 offseason: The bizarre twists and turns of the wide receiver market. After seeing Christian Kirk (among others) get unexpectedly paid, and teams dole out draft capital and big-money contracts for Davante Adams and Tyreek Hill, it's time for the star wideouts of the 2019 draft to get theirs. That starts with Deebo Samuel, who made a shocking trade demand for reasons that remain a mystery. The questions: Will other, inferior coaching staffs be able to maximize his unique talents in the same way that the 49ers did? And will potential suitors worry about the wear and tear for a receiver who takes punishment similar to a lot of running backs? Plus, a discussion of fellow '19 Day 2 picks A.J. Brown, Terry McLaurin and DK Metcalf. Then, a look at the back seven defenders of the NFL draft. And the story of Conor Orr: Ice Enthusiast. Have a comment, critique or question for a future mailbag? Email themmqb@gmail.com or tweet at @GGramling_SI or @ConorOrr See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    What's the Deal With These Offensive Linemen?

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 18, 2022 33:31

    Every draft season, humans who can block other humans are at a premium. But are there certain teams and certain quarterbacks who need great offensive linemen, while others simply need “good enough” up front? How do you separate the lineman from the QB and the system? And what might we learn from watching Austin Corbett in 2022? Conor and Gary get existential in the offensive line draft preview, but then they get down to business. A look at the top prospects in this draft class, and why the Jaguars might be better off going O-line with the first overall pick rather than selecting Aidan Hutchinson. Plus, identifying a couple of under-the-radar prospects who could be sitting on the board in Round 2, and yearning for (or, loathing the thought of) a Michael McDonald/311 collaboration. Have a comment, critique or question for a future mailbag? Email themmqb@gmail.com or tweet at @GGramling_SI or @ConorOrr See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    An Ode to Derek Carr, and the Draft Prospects Who Will Chase Him Down

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 14, 2022 50:06

    Derek Carr signed a new contract that is in some ways big, in some ways not so much, in some ways team-friendly, and in some ways a really neat win for the quarterback. Conor and Gary discuss one of the most underappreciated quarterbacks in the NFL. It starts with a discussion of the contract and what it means as far as how the Raiders view Carr, and how Carr is now set up in the event of a divorce. But it's also a discussion of how Carr is viewed, in a larger sense, as a good but not quite superstar quarterback, why he's different than a Kirk Cousins, and whether or not—with the upgrade in coaching and the arrival of Davante Adams—Carr has a chance to move into that elite level. Then, a look at the defensive line class in the upcoming NFL draft. Should the Jaguars go Aidan Hutchinson or offensive line with the top pick? Does Travon Walker belong in the No. 1 overall conversation? What's going on with Kayvon Thibodeaux? And an anecdote about the positively delightful Mel Kiper Jr. Have a comment, critique or question for a future mailbag? Email themmqb@gmail.com or tweet at @GGramling_SI or @ConorOrr See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    Choose Your Weapon: The WRs, TEs and WRs of the Draft

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 7, 2022 44:37

    It's a draft show, but before Conor and Gary get to the prospects themselves, a draft-adjacent discussion surrounding the very strange wide receiver market. It was setting up to be another down market for wideouts, even after the Christian Kirk deal happened. But then, Davante Adams and Tyreek Hill brought it not only big-money deals but were acquired for significant draft capital. Will that trend hold up going forward? Then, a discussion of the five first-round candidates in this class of wideouts, and Gary makes an outrageous Cooper Kupp comp for a Day 2 prospect. Among the running backs, the trio who could break into the first round, and the two “Conor-style” Day 2 backs who could thrive thanks to a trend coming in 2022. Plus, what teams looking for tight ends in this draft might find, and Conor and Gary mock their elders when it comes to QVC, but it turns out they are the ones who deserve to be mocked. Have a comment, critique or question for a future mailbag? Email themmqb@gmail.com or tweet at @GGramling_SI or @ConorOrr See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    The Five Quarterbacks and the Whole Draft Scene

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 4, 2022 42:00

    Due to an absurd second wave of free-agency news, NFL draft season was delayed. It officially starts… now. Conor and Gary dive into the biggest storylines of the draft. That starts with examining the claim that it's not a particularly good draft, and what effects that could have on the teams (most of them) that wouldn't mind getting the heck out of Round 1. As always, any first-round shuffling will be quarterback centric—a look at the five potential first-rounders among this class of passers. Speaking of quarterbacks, a discussion of this year's round of QB musical chairs, which seems to now be frozen in place. Is someone going to get Baker Mayfield (and how badly did the Browns screw this up)? Or Jimmy Garoppolo? And what to make of the presumed QB vacancies in Carolina and Seattle? Finally, an fittingly underwhelming discussion of the underwhelming new overtime rules. Have a comment, critique or question for a future mailbag? Email themmqb@gmail.com or tweet at @GGramling_SI or @ConorOrr See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    Bruce Arians Shock Retirement

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 1, 2022 43:31

    Conor Orr and special guest co-host John Gonzalez of the Sports Illustrated Weekly Podcast dig into the stunning retirement of Bruce Arians, what kind of legacy he leaves behind in the coaching world, and whether the timing was strange or suspicious. Conor also tries to navigate a long-winded Office analogy involving the show's famous "Pretzel Day" episode. article: Bruce Arians Left the NFL Coaching World Better Than He Found It   See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    What We Know About Deshaun Watson & What Was Said By Deshaun Watson

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 28, 2022 35:44

    We're doing another Deshaun Watson episode because it's an incredibly important story that goes beyond football. And, we're doing it now because, on Friday, Watson was formally introduced as the Browns' new quarterback, in a press conference that provided few direct answers. That made this show the perfect time to bring New York Times reporter, former MMQB podcaster and all-around wonderful person Jenny Vrentas back for a guest appearance, seeing as she has led the way on Watson reporting throughout the last year. First, a discussion of what was—and, in some cases, wasn't—said in Friday's press conference. And, in light of the fact that Watson repeatedly proclaimed that he had never disrespected a woman, a look back at the independently reported information in Jenny's work over the past year, which suggests otherwise. Plus, what it means that Watson was not indicted by a second grand jury in Texas, and a larger discussion of cases of sexaul violence in the criminal justice system. Have a comment, critique or question for a future mailbag? Email themmqb@gmail.com or tweet at @GGramling_SI or @ConorOrr See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    The Dolphins Make All the Moves

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 24, 2022 42:30

    With Terron Armstead signed and Tyreek Hill acquired via trade, all eyes are on the Dolphins. That's why Conor and Gary welcomed a very special guest to this show: NBA writer, podcaster, esteemed colleague, friend of the show, and expert in all things Miami: Rohan Nadkarni. The three-man booth discusses, among other things: Was the Hill trade worth it? Does it make sense considering the quarterback situation? Who should be the starting quarterback for the Dolphins anyway? And what do we make of Tyreek Hill's history of off-the-field problems, especially just days after Deshaun Watson's arrival in Cleveland sparked outrage? Then, what to make of the Chiefs after losing their most potent speed weapon? Does Patrick Mahomes have what he needs to win more Super Bowls? Plus, takes on Pringles and a mind-blowing amount of preparedness from the NBA person! Have a comment, critique or question for a future mailbag? Email themmqb@gmail.com or tweet at @GGramling_SI or @ConorOrr See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    Watson to Cleveland and Free Agency Review, Part II

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 21, 2022 58:11

    Conor and Gary start things off with a discussion of the Browns, from their stunning decision to pursue Deshaun Watson while the quarterback is under the cloud of 22 civil lawsuits alleging sexual misconduct, to their stunning decision to award him an unprecedented contract, to their off-putting decision to build the contract around a likely suspension. Then, the Davante Adams trade to the Raiders, what sense it could make for Vegas, and why it's an even more significant setback for the Packers than you might realize. Plus, whether Allen Robinson to L.A. signals another evolution for Sean McVay's Rams offense, Robert Woods's fit in Tennessee, what's next for the Bengals after adding La'el Collins, and what might be the weirdest halftime show in Super Bowl history. Again, the Deshaun Watson piece from May that will give you a much more complete understanding of what's going on in Houston: https://www.si.com/nfl/2021/05/21/new-information-proper-context-for-deshaun-watson-sexual-misconduct-lawsuits-daily-cover Have a comment, critique or question for a future mailbag? Email themmqb@gmail.com or tweet at @GGramling_SI or @ConorOrr See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    The Baker Breakup and Free Agency Review, Part I

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 17, 2022 64:30

    At the time of taping this episode, a Deshaun Watson decision was imminent. While it was unclear who Watson would pick, there was one interested team Conor and Gary knew was already out of the running: Cleveland. The Browns lowered themselves into the sewer that was the Watson sweepstakes surely knowing that, if they missed out, there was no way they could turn back to Baker Mayfield. Assuming they didn't want to keep Mayfield anyway, was it a wise move now that they'll have to turn to Plan B? And what's next for Baker himself, coming off a rocky 2021 but with two years of solid play on his resumé? Then, a look into the signings that did happen this week, starting with the Chargers' run of moves and the always baffling Trent Baalke's rebuilding efforts in Jacksonville (like, what's the plan for Christian Kirk?). The Bills press the right buttons, the Randy Gregory question in Denver, and the Jets and Ravens make the signings we love. Have a comment, critique or question for a future mailbag? Email themmqb@gmail.com or tweet at @GGramling_SI or @ConorOrr See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    Tom Brady Is [Exasperated Sigh] Back: A Free Agency Preview

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 13, 2022 83:16

    Conor and Gary planned on a good, ol' fashioned free agency preview show, but Tom Brady was having none of it. Sizing up the 2022 Bucs with Brady under center. But also a discussion of why Brady announced his retirement in the first place, the timing of his return announcement, and what the deal is if he really wasn't interested in returning to Tampa for another season. Then, a breakdown of three trades that went down late last week: Carson Wentz to the Commanders, Khalil Mack to the Chargers and Amari Cooper to the Browns. And, finally, a trip through free agency, position-by-position. Why you're in trouble if you still need a quarterback, why you're in luck if you need a few defensive backs, and why everyone is looking for edge rushers. The Deshaun Watson piece from May that will give you a much more complete understanding of what's going on in Houston: https://www.si.com/nfl/2021/05/21/new-information-proper-context-for-deshaun-watson-sexual-misconduct-lawsuits-daily-cover Have a comment, critique or question for a future mailbag? Email themmqb@gmail.com or tweet at @GGramling_SI or @ConorOrr See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    Did You Hear About Russell Wilson & Aaron Rodgers?

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 9, 2022 56:56

    Tuesday ended up being all the most interesting news of the NFL offseason crammed into a three-hour span. Conor and Gary got together in the dead of night to discuss Russell Wilson: traded, Aaron Rodgers: staying, and how the moves (or, move and non-move) affect the quarterback landscape. First, a look at the Broncos, who get a franchise QB for the first time since Peyton Manning retired, and where they now sit in a stacked AFC West. Then, the Seahawks' rebuild, their approach to their next quarterback, and what this means for Pete Carroll's future. The return of Aaron Rodgers is a whole lot of good news for Green Bay, though they have some challenges coming up after a winter of heavy staff turnover. Plus, what happens to Jordan Love now? Plus, a look at the teams in the QB market who are especially hurting now, and a discussion of Calvin Ridley's season-long suspension for betting on NFL games. Have a comment, critique or question for a future mailbag? Email themmqb@gmail.com or tweet at @GGramling_SI or @ConorOrr See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    The Teams That Will Rule NFL Free Agency

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 7, 2022 53:27

    In Part 1 of the two-part free agency epic, Conor and Gary run through which will be the biggest (or, at least most interesting) teams when free agency opens. The Dolphins are the team with the most effective cap space, the most drastic change at head coach and the most glaring holes on the roster. The Bengals' window is wide-open and, suddenly, they're a draw coming off a run to the Super Bowl. The Steelers have cap room for the first time in a long time, but that won't necessarily answer their questions at quarterback. And the Colts have cap room and seemingly little desire to run it back with Carson Wentz, but that doesn't solve their question mark under center. Plus, the Jets continue their rebuild, and who are the teams that might create cap room to make a splash this offseason? Have a comment, critique or question for a future mailbag? Email themmqb@gmail.com or tweet at @GGramling_SI or @ConorOrr Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

    Everything Conor Heard at the NFL Combine

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 3, 2022 46:39

    Conor has made the mad dash back from the NFL combine in Indianapolis, and he joins Gary to breathlessly recap all the most important things that he heard over the course of the week. First, is the era of QB empowerment already over? A discussion of the Seahawks' stance with Russell Wilson and whether or not it makes sense for player or team to run it back again. Also, why Aaron Rodgers is very, very, very likely to return to Green Bay after all (and he did get some stuff along the way!). Then, what in the world is going on in Arizona? The bewilderment over the Cardinals making long-term commitments to their head coach and GM after the utter collapse that ended last season. And finally, Conor has found the man who will forever end the feud between football guys and analytics folks. Have a comment, critique or question for a future mailbag? Email themmqb@gmail.com or tweet at @GGramling_SI or @ConorOrr Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

    The NFL Offseason's Biggest Free-Agent Move Already Happened

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 28, 2022 43:50

    The first stunner of the NFL offseason came in the broadcast booth, as Troy Aikman is set to leave FOX for Monday Night Football. Thus, Conor and Gary brought in friend of the show Jimmy Traina, host of the SI Media Podcast, to tell us what it all means. A discussion of some of the forces outside of simply what ESPN wanted that made the deal happen, plus Joe Buck's contract situation and the chances that the Buck-Aikman team will reunite on MNF. Also, with FOX now staring down a gaping hole on their broadcast roster in a Super Bowl year for the network, a look at who could replace the duo in 2022. Plus, Sean Payton's broadcast future, the potential of Sean McVay leaving the sidelines for the booth, Jimmy on why FOX should write Tom Brady a blank check and why he'll be first in line for the upcoming Brady-Sally Field film. Have a comment, critique or question for a future mailbag? Email themmqb@gmail.com or tweet at @GGramling_SI or @ConorOrr Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

    The Offseason Takes Warmup Show

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 24, 2022 52:04

    It's the end of February, which means opening day for NFL Offseason Takes is right around the corner. Conor and Gary spent an afternoon trying out their newest material surrounding the combine, draft season, free agency and more. Then, the first-ever Free Agency Preview… Preview! Gary unveils the preliminary Sports Illustrated free agent rankings to Conor, who gives his reactions in real-time, live (but on a podcast, so recorded). Have a comment, critique or question for a future mailbag? Email themmqb@gmail.com or tweet at @GGramling_SI or @ConorOrr Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

    The Storylines of Last Season That Will Define Next Season

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 21, 2022 54:14

    As the 2021 NFL season and Super Bowl LVI become but a faint memory in our collective consciousness, Conor and Gary take one last trip through the biggest developments of the season past and spin them forward to project how they'll affect football in 2022. For a second straight year, a veteran quarterback found his way to a new home and immediately won the Super Bowl—was Russell Wilson paying attention? Does the Packers' success in 2021 all but guarantee Aaron Rodgers is coming back for (at least) one more run? With the Rams punting their draft capital in order to bring in proven veterans, will other teams consider taking a similar route? And will the NFL, always too-late to react on these matters, find a proper way to handle its coaching diversity crisis? Plus, why the new approach to defending superstar quarterbacks will make edge rushers as valuable as ever. And—did you hear?—running backs running the ball is cool again! Have a comment, critique or question for a future mailbag? Email themmqb@gmail.com or tweet at @GGramling_SI or @ConorOrr Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

    The Rams' Ugly, Beautiful Super Bowl Win

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 14, 2022 47:05

    It was a slog. It was a battle of attrition. There were a half-dozen players on the field who probably shouldn't be playing in a Super Bowl. But in the end, three superstars carried the night and led the Rams to a Super Bowl title. Conor and Gary break it all down, from the near-impossible Stafford-to-Kupp game-winning drive, to the impact of the Odell Beckham Jr. injury, to Raheem Morris and the L.A. defense figuring things out then shutting the Bengals down. But also, where do the aggressive Rams go from here? What does the future hold for the Burrow Bengals? And what does it mean that the longest season in NFL history ended up with two injury-ravaged teams crawling to the finish line? Plus, a look at the week's non–Super Bowl news: The Colts' reported breakup with Carson Wentz, and more fractures in the Kyler Murray-Cardinals relationship. Have a comment, critique or question for a future mailbag? Email themmqb@gmail.com or tweet at @GGramling_SI or @ConorOrr Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

    BONUS EPISODE: The Toll Stadiums Take on a City

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 11, 2022 35:47

    This weekend, Super Bowl LVI descends on Inglewood, Calif., and gleaming SoFi Stadium. For NFL fans with money to burn, this is the party of a lifetime. For the residents who never got a vote on this stadium, they're left to deal with the aftermath. In conversations with residents, business owners, the mayor and more, John Gonzalez went to Inglewood to learn first-hand what's happening to the people who live, work and worship there as so much in their city changes. Have a comment, critique or question for a future mailbag? Email themmqb@gmail.com or tweet at @GGramling_SI or @ConorOrr Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

    How a Bizarre Coaching Cycle Ended; Super Bowl Props Show

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 10, 2022 70:21

    The strangest coaching cycle in recent memory came to a close this week. Conor and Gary break down a bad organization hiring a good coach—the Dolphins nab Mike McDaniel as they look for a way to make it work with Tua Tagovailoa; a strange organization does the weirdest thing possible as the Texans promote Lovie Smith after firing David Culley; and the Saints go the continuity route with Dennis Allen as they (might, maybe) be looking to win a very weak NFC South in 2022. Then, friend of the show Mitch Goldich stops by to talk Super Bowl prop bets. Conor and Gary alternately praise and berate his picks—as well as Mitch himself. Will Mitch make money with his bets? Rather than waiting to see what happens in the game, we calculate his finances in real time. Have a comment, critique or question for a future mailbag? Email themmqb@gmail.com or tweet at @GGramling_SI or @ConorOrr Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

    How Super Bowl LVI Could Be Lost

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 7, 2022 42:30

    The Rams are—rightfully—the favorites in Super Bowl XLVI. Most of the scenarios that have them losing involve Joe Burrow's superpowers. On this show, Conor and Gary look past that, and discuss how *else* L.A. could suffer an upset loss. In other words: a talk about how the Rams suck. First, their struggle to tackle (sometimes) and how they can be out-physicaled by a Bengals offensive line that has some issues in pass protection but is sometimes pretty O.K. in the run game. And what are the chances the Bengals' pass rush can take over this game against a Rams offensive line that's had some ups and downs? Of course, the biggest mismatch in this game is the Rams' front four going against a really porous right side of the Cincinnati O-line. How can the Bengals handle Aaron Donald, Von Miller, Leonard Floyd and Greg Gaines on Sunday? Plus, a discussion of two more head-coaching hires. The Vikings pluck from the Sean McVay coaching tree to get Kevin O'Connell; what does that mean for Kirk Cousins in the short- and long-term? And the Jaguars settle on a professional football coach this time around; a look at the long process that led to Doug Pederson. Have a comment, critique or question for a future mailbag? Email themmqb@gmail.com or tweet at @GGramling_SI or @ConorOrr Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

    The Impact of Brian Flores's Lawsuit

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 3, 2022 46:21

    Tuesday's revelation that former Dolphins coach Brian Flores is suing the NFL for racial discrimination rocked the football world. Conor and Gary are joined by special guest John Gonzalez to discuss, among other things: The impact of the suit from a big-picture standpoint, the fact that it's Flores sticking his neck out, why the Rooney Rule isn't working, and the potential fallout for both Flores, minority coaching candidates and the NFL as a whole—will the league take a long look at the hiring process, or will it be more of the same?  Also, the role tanking plays in all of this, and the Bill Belichick texts (and the theories of how he mixed up two of his former assistants).  Plus, a discussion of the newly-named Washington Commanders, and the underwhelmed feelings it sparks. Have a comment, critique or question for a future mailbag? Email themmqb@gmail.com or tweet at @GGramling_SI or @ConorOrr Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

    Rams, Bengals, Brady, McDaniels, and Madness

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 31, 2022 59:27

    Super Bowl LVI is set, and Conor and Gary break down everything that happened in the conference title games. In the NFC, how Raheem Morris dialed up the right blitz at the right time—again—to put away the 49ers on an otherwise off-night for the Rams. Plus, the likely end of the Jimmy Garoppolo era, and how Kyle Shanahan basically maxed out this team. In the AFC, never pick against the Bengals again. How the Cincy defense foiled Patrick Mahomes with three- and four-man rushes, and how Joe Burrow had enough magic to pull out another unlikely win. Plus, a look at the post-Tom Brady Bucs in light of retirement reports, and a run down of the coaching hires: Josh McDaniels to the Raiders, Brian Daboll to the Giants, Matt Eberflus to the Bears, and Nathaniel Hackett in Denver. Have a comment, critique or question for a future mailbag? Email themmqb@gmail.com or tweet at @GGramling_SI or @ConorOrr Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

    Introducing: SI Weekly

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 28, 2022 2:18

    Here's a sneak peek at SI's newest podcast, Sports Illustrated Weekly! Featuring storytelling, interviews, and unforgettable sports moments – SI Weekly is everything you love about the iconic sports magazine, now in podcast form. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

    What the Sean Payton Stepping Away Means

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 27, 2022 42:52

    This week's news that Sean Payton would be stepping down as head coach of the Saints came with a fair amount of shockwaves. Conor (the man who predicted it) and Gary break down what it all means for the Saints, for Payton, and for a handful of coaches who will likely enter 2023 on the hot seat (sorry Mike McCarthy, but we're looking in your direction). Then, a preview of Conference Championship Sunday. Can Ja'Marr Chase go off again—and do the Bengals need him to if they're going to pull off the upset? Does it matter that the Chiefs can't protect Joe Burrow? And how many snaps will Blake Bell take? On the NFC side, do the 49ers continue with their magical run? Does Kyle Shanahan continue to have Sean McVay's number? And is the Rams offense ready to fire on all cylinders again? Have a comment, critique or question for a future mailbag? Email themmqb@gmail.com or tweet at @GGramling_SI or @ConorOrr Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

    That Was the Greatest Weekend of Football There Ever Was

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 24, 2022 78:29

    After about 40 minutes to compose themselves, Conor and Gary eventually get to the quartet of mind-melting games we just witnessed this weekend. First, the spectacular display in Kansas City between the Chiefs and Bills, and what the Mahomes-Josh Allen rivalry means for the near- to medium-future of the NFL. On Buffalo's late-game inefficiencies, but also how the two quarterbacks and Tyreek Hill time and time again did the impossible. Then, the Rams' near-meltdown and how they, ultimately, outclassed the Bucs, plus whether Tom Brady should come back for another run. The incredible special teams meltdown in Green Bay, Aaron Rodgers's disappointing performance, and the Deebo Samuel show. Finally, why Mike Vrabel is right to be grumpy, why the Bengals were lucky to escape Nashville, the episode of Bones where they find a bone, and much more! Have a comment, critique or question for a future mailbag? Email themmqb@gmail.com or tweet at @GGramling_SI or @ConorOrr Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

    The Cardinals Collapse & the Impact It Leaves

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 20, 2022 66:43

    Conference Semifinals Weekend is almost here, but first, a look back at Monday night, and the final moments of the Cardinals' months-long collapse. Conor and Gary take a step back to examine the good and bad of Kyler Murray three seasons in, the strengths and shortcomings of Kliff Kingsbury, and whether this year should be considered progress for the Cardinals. Then, a look at the conference semifinal games. Whether the Titans are ready for Joe Burrow, why these 49ers are not like the teams that haven't beaten Aaron Rodgers in the past, why the Rams and Bucs come down to which front four is more dominant, how the Bills will approach Patrick Mahomes in Round 4, and why Josh Allen is nearly unstoppable. Plus, our favorite shows that we never saw but are imminently familiar with because they were advertised, non-stop, all season long. Have a comment, critique or question for a future mailbag? Email themmqb@gmail.com or tweet at @GGramling_SI or @ConorOrr Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

    The Cowboys' Strange New Way to End a Season

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 17, 2022 66:20

    Five of the six Wild-Card games are in the books, and Conor and Gary are diving into what went down. Which included Dak Prescott. A second too late. A discussion of the buffonish inefficiency of the Cowboys' final play selection, as well as the performance of one team that wasn't prepared, and another that seemed uninterested in closing them out. Then, the Bucs outclass the Eagles in a bitter end for Philly's season, as Tom Brady continues to be often unstoppable and incredibly boring to watch. In the AFC, the Chiefs and Steelers square off in a game that never should have been played, but the football gods make up for it by sending Patrick Mahomes and Josh Allen to play head-to-head next weekend. Plus, a trip back to Saturday night and how the Bills put together a flawless game against the Patriots, and the absurd goodness of Joe Burrow and the future of the Carr-Bisaccia Raiders. Have a comment, critique or question for a future mailbag? Email themmqb@gmail.com or tweet at @GGramling_SI or @ConorOrr Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

    Would You Take This Job? NFL Head Coach Edition

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 13, 2022 66:11

    We were shocked by Brian Flores's dismissal. We were shocked by the lack of a Joe Judge dismissal until he was dismissed. Conor and Gary discuss the very strange situations with the Dolphins and Giants, and what's fair and what isn't when it comes to longevity in the NFL coaching world. Then, an assessment of the six head-coach openings in the NFL. Which jobs are good? Which jobs were bad? Which one would allow you to most closely mimic the work-life balance of Craig T. Nelson in Coach? Then, a preview of the six wild-card playoff games, from the suddenly underrated Raiders, the realness (or lack thereof) of the Bengals, why Mac Jones should consider sleeping in a meat freezer, the issues the Eagles present for the Bucs, the Cowboys dealing with the 49ers' wide-zone running game, the chances T.J. Watt can literally throw Patrick Mahomes out of the stadium, Eric Weddle Fever grips L.A., and more. (“More” includes a discussion of the 2007 National League MVP voting and Mehmet Okur's presence on the world champion Detroit Pistons.) Have a comment, critique or question for a future mailbag? Email themmqb@gmail.com or tweet at @GGramling_SI or @ConorOr Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

    The Night When a Tie Was a Win

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 10, 2022 89:45

    On one hand, Week 18—and the unprecedented Game 17s—brought a weekend full of duds. On the other hand, it did bring the weirdest Sunday Night Football game ever contested, a prisoner's dilemma game between the Raiders and Chargers, who could have moved to the postseason with a truce but instead Vegas (after a moment of hesitation) grabbed the win. Conor and Gary discuss the wisdom and logic behind Rich Bisaccia's and Brandon Staley's decisions in overtime, as well as the outright absurd performance of Justin Herbert. There were other games too! A look at Ben Roethlisberger and the Steelers somehow surviving another week, how Jimmy Garoppolo dragged the 49ers back in L.A., why Saints fans surely hate the Rams even more than they did before, and how the real Trevor Lawrence stood up and the Colts collapsed with an all-time brutal loss in Jacksonville. Plus, Joe Judge's latest meltdown, and how Vic Fangio's fate was sealed in Denver. Have a comment, critique or question for a future mailbag? Email themmqb@gmail.com or tweet at @GGramling_SI or @ConorOrr Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

    The Coach Hiring Cycle, in 60 Minutes

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 5, 2022 62:52

    The NFL regular season is wrapping up, which means the coaching carousel is firing up. But rather than slog through a weeks-long process full of uncorroborated rumors and misinformation and overall frustration, Conor and Gary condense the whole thing into one 60-minute podcast episode. Where do the Jaguars look in light of the Urban Meyer debacle? If the Raiders are indeed going to make a move, does Mark Davis go big-game fishing again or do they find a personality fit from the coordinator ranks? Are we sure the Bears will move on from Matt Nagy—and, if they do, is there anyone capable of cleaning up the mess of a roster in Chicago? Plus, the Vikings' alternatives if the Mike Zimmer era is over, the chances the Seahawks job opens up, David Culley and the islands he will shop for, and a whole lot more. Have a comment, critique or question for a future mailbag? Email themmqb@gmail.com or tweet at @GGramling_SI or @ConorOrr Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

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