Join Three & Out twice a week for a look at the top stories around the NFL! Between our Monday-morning Key Takeaways, our midweek Big Show with big-time NFL guests and our special live shows, Three & Out's three sports-media pros bring you everything you need to know about the league. Hosts Samantha Bunten (@SamanthaBunten) of NBC Sports, Ty Schalter (@TySchalter) of FiveThirtyEight.com and Mike Schottey (@Schottey) break down the game both on and off the field--and we pick the full slate of NFL games every week, courtesy of Pickwatch.com. Follow us on Twitter or Instagram at @ThreeOutPod! https://www.threeoutpod.com
The Trash Panda Buffet that is the 2022 NFL season continues! Week 3 was full of high highs, low lows, high lows, and low highs. From the Dolphins beating the Bills despite their #ButtPunt, to Jimmy Garoppolo Dan Orlovsky-ing his way to a Broncos upset on SNF, there was so much to react to.AND THEN THEY KILLED THE PRO BOWL, LIVE ON AIR.
We LOVE @waypoint's new sports-feelings show, and @patrickklepek joined us to talk generational sports trauma, that #BearDown life, Justin Fields, and much more.Plus we decide whether or not to hit the panic button for the Bengals, Colts, Raiders, Titans, Broncos, & Cowboys--and pick all the NFL Week 3 games, straight up and against the spread!
CHAOS GOBLINS REJOICE! NFL Week 2 was unreal, and @TwitterSpaces was once again our playground for Monday-morning reaction with all of you. Big upsets, wild comebacks, the Jimmy G/Trey Lance saga and lots, lots more from the entire Sunday slate.
The great @mortreport of ESPN gave us the latest on Mike McCarthy's future with the Cowboys, surprise teams (good and bad) and how to make it in the sports-media business. The crew roasts Nathaniel Hackett's decision-making on MNF, and Brownie the Elf catches some heat as well.
LET'S GO! @AllbrightNFL joins us for #Kickoff2022, giving us the inside scoop on the Russell Wilson Revenge Game, head-coaching hires, and sleeper #SBLVII picks. We picked every single Week 1 game, straight-up and ATS, just like we always do. It feels so good to be back!
"Unrepentant slapd**k" becomes our new catch phrase, as Netflix announces a new Johnny Manziel documentary!? The crew also react to Mitchell Trubisky being named the Steelers' starter over Kenny Pickett, and Zach Wilson potentially being ready to start Week 1 for the Jets.
REAL real #NFL football is almost here, and @MikeTanier of Football Outsiders joined the Big Show to break down Jimmy G staying in San Francisco, the quarterback market, the Baltimore Ravens' upside, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers' downside, and lots lots more.The crew also went around the league to talk about all their most surprising cuts, trades, and signings in the wake of #NFLPreseason!
It's a B/R reunion: @AaronNagler of Cheesehead TV talks Jordan Love, WRs, & the dreaded #Packers special teams! We also remember, well, *not remembering* Len Dawson, and the Seahawks' quarterback quagmire.
ACTUAL #NFL FOOTBALL got played this weekend, and @TwitterSpaces played host to the crew's Key Takeaways from the first full slate of preseason action. We talk Deshaun Watson's "apology," the Patriots splitting reps at offensive coordinator (?!), quarterbacks looking good (Jared Goff, Trey Lance, Malik Willis, Mitchell Trubisky, Kenny Pickett) and bad (Jordan Love), and the Cowboys' Texas-sized heap of issues against Houston.
The Lions' first "Hard Knocks" ep knocked it out of the park; @DetroitOnlion joined us to break down the best moments, give insight on what's happening in Allen Park, and tell us what the cameras haven't shown so far. The crew gives their own reactions to the show, and talk about what it must be like to be a veteran free agent just vibing and waiting for a phone call.
We had real football this weekend...except, we didn't. The crew didn't think we could take anything "key" away from Raiders/Jags--so instead we talked Ravens K Justin Tucker's new four-year, $24M extension, the Ravens activating RB J.K. Dobbins, and the impact of injuries felt over the weekend and through Monday.
Big news on the Deshaun Watson suspension--and @CharlesRobinson, who broke it, joined the Big Show! We talked Sue L. Robinson's bombshell to the NFL, where the process goes from here, what it means for Roger Goodell, Jimmy Haslam, and the Browns.We also talked Kyler Murray, the Hall of Fame Game, Jaguars, Raiders, and the Jon Gruden lawsuit. Check it out!
Deshaun Watson's meager six-game suspension is a terrible look for the NFL. Will the Cleveland Browns QB really get off that light on dozens of sexual assault allegations, or will the NFL appeal to Commissioner Roger Goodell?
We already wanted @LukeEasterling on to tell us about Bucs camp: Julio Jones joining the squad, Leonard Fournette's conditioning, etc.--but also we got his take on what the injury to center Ryan Jennings means for this season. The crew talks Mike McDaniel's Tua coachspeak, Kyler Murray's work-ethic presser, and Matt Patricia as the official unofficial offensive coordinator of the New England Patriots!
Friend of the Show @SandoNFL released his annual QB Tiers piece at The Athletic, and the crew had to discuss the rankings and comments made for Aaron Rodgers, Pat Mahomes, Tom Brady, Lamar Jackson, Josh Allen, Justin Herbert, Joe Burrow, Tua Tagovailoa and much more.
We got @JeffRisdon of Browns Wire & Lions Wire to explain the Jimmy G talk, break down the Lions' hopes for a surprise season, and more!The crew also talked the Kyler Murray extension with the Cardinals, what it means for Lamar Jackson and the rest of the QB market, and whether the Browns really can roll with Jacoby Brissett if Deshaun Watson is suspended for very long.
Nobody's smarter OR funnier about D.C. sports than @reesewaters, & NFL Yacht Summer's the perfect time to talk Dan Snyder, Commanders, and everything else sports in our nation's capital (and beyond).We also got in our takes on Snyder, as well as N'Keal Harry finally getting traded away from the Patriots (and to the WR-hungriest team in football).
Reproductive freedom is no longer guaranteed; @janesports breaks down Dobbs v Jackon's impact to sports & sports media. Also, the crew reacts to Baker Mayfield FINALLY getting traded to Carolina, and the Dallas Cowboys naming Black Rifle Coffee Company their new official coffee the day after a holiday weekend marred by mass shootings.
Fantasy drafts are almost here, and @KCJoynerTFS is here to help! We talk Deshaun Watson dynasty implications, WRs in new situations, and the future of the Zero RB strategy with.The crew also discusses Terry McLaurin's extension with the Washington Commanders, Joe Burrow's re-share of a pro-choice Instagram meme, and more receiver talk!
Is there anyone you'd rather listen to on Roger Goodell, Dan Snyder, and Congress than @minakimes? US NEITHER, so we asked her to break down today's proceedings--as well as Gronk's second """retirement,""" Pete Carroll, and so much more!The crew also expounded on Gronk stuff, WFT stuff, and what happens when your favorite baseball team asks you to throw out the first pitch.
We were lucky to get @JBaileyNFL on right after some big-time Steelers news! We picked his brain on the Minkah Fitzpatrick extension, Spanos family drama, and lots lots more.
We were lucky to snag @byajperez when the Broncos just sold, more allegations against Deshaun Watson just dropped, and Silicon Valley looks ready to change the NFL media landscape.Ty Schalter, Samantha Bunten and Michael Schottey also debated which NFL team will sell next, which NFL team they'd buy if they had Walmart money, and what the latest developments in the Deshaun Watson fiasco mean for the Browns and the league.
Vox Media's @davidfucillo joined us to talk the future of sports betting (and sports gambling analysis), plus his beloved 49ers and old-school blogger feuds.The crew also broke down Aaron Donald's contract drama, if Cam Newton joining the Seattle Seahawks make sense, and why the Washington Commanders are proposing such a tiny new stadium.
@VinnyBonsignore breaks down Colin Kaepernick's workout with the Las Vegas Raiders--what's next, and what does it mean? The Las Vegas Review-Journal reporter & Raider Nation Radio host also talked Josh McDaniels, Derek Carr, and whether this team is prepared to contend in the super-tough AFC West.The crew also talks Kyler Murray's potential new extension, and what the public friction between Chiefs coaches and LeSean McCoy means for miniority coach hiring in the NFL.
The Three & Out crew gathered once again to break down all the latest NFL news and tell you what you need to know about it. Will the NFL owners finally kick Dan Snyder out of their organization? Bill Belichick and the Patriots seem to be trying to run a positionless coaching staff--can that work? And Nick Foles signs with the Colts; could he push Matt Ryan?Ty Schalter, Samantha Bunten, and Michael Schottey talk it out!
We were lucky to chat with @nfldraftscout on surprise picks he's warming up to, 2023 QB prospects, and maybe a lottery??Plus we wrap up Over/Under/Push with the NFC West, and talk about what James Bradberry getting cut from the Giants and signing with the Eagles means for the teams, the NFC East division, and the salary cap.
It's always awesome to talk football with Football Outsiders' @MikeTanier, and we talked about lots more than the #NFLschedule with him.Plus, the crew finished their game of "Over, Under, or Push?" on AFC win-total odds with the AFC West!
@GGramling_SI took us deep into his & @ConorOrr's reporting on Hue Jackson's tanking and discrimination case--and the NFL's clearing of the #Browns.Of course, Samantha also had plenty of thoughts, as did Schottey and Ty. We also broke down rookie/veteran QB battles, and the teams we can't wait to see strap on pads and helmets!
Merry Draftsmas, everyone! @Dan_Hatman joined us to explain draft trends, props, surprises, and more! Plus, #Jaguars divination, chaos-goblin mock draft scenarios, and all the ways an NFL Draft in Las Vegas could go horribly, beautifully wrong.
Deebo Samuel has told the #49ers he wants a trade; former NFL Executive of the Year @RandyMueller_ gave us his reaction! The co-host of The Athletic's "The Football GM Podcast" also broke down what it's like being a decision-maker in the days before the draft, and what he thinks of the top of this draft class.Ty Schalter, Samantha Bunten, & Michael Schottey also reacted to the Deebo news, plus which minicamp skippers should get back to practice and the #Panthers pulling out of their new practice-facility deal!
The one and only @LukeEasterling joined us to break down QB prospects, his favorite sleepers, the #Bucs' new approach & attitude under Todd Bowles and more!The crew also talked Derek Carr's big new contract, top remaining veteran free agents, and the best (and worst) cities that could host the NFL Draft!
The Three & Out crew jumped on @TwitterSpaces LIVE to chat with you all about the hottest #NFL news: $600M in new public money for #BillsMafia's new home, Steve Wilks and Vance Joseph joining Brian Flores's lawsuit, Greg Cosell's prediction that FIVE QBs will be taken in the first round of the #NFLDraft, and remembering Dwayne Haskins and Gary Brown.
It's Prime Time for NFL general managers, and @RealTannenbaum joined us to talk about the salary cap, risky #NFLDraft prospects, and his awesome new project @The33rdTeamFB!We also talk the NFL's newest potential legal trouble with sexual discrimination and harassment, Stefon Diggs's new contract, and the amusement ride next to the QB carousel--the WR carousel!
Will Malik Willis really go No. 2? Is Kyle Hamilton truly special? @RiseNDraft joined the Big Show to answer burning #NFLDraft questions!Plus we talk the whether the QB carousel will keep spinning, the NFL's new diversity initiatives, and whether the L.A. Rams can really repeat.
NFL analyst and Football Twitter All-Pro @FourVerts joined us to talk the Tyreek Hill/#Dolphins blockbuster, the Falcons doing Matt Ryan dirty, and lots more.Then the crew goes roundtable on the Hill deal, NFL broadcaster musical chairs, and Baker Mayfield's increasingly lonely ride on the still-spinning quarterback carousel.
We did another live Key Takeaways on @TwitterSpaces, breaking down the #Browns' megadeal for Deshaun Watson (and gutless erquivocating afterward). We also paid tribute to the late ESPN NFL reporter John Clayton, and took your questions!Pride of Detroit columnist Mike Payton jumped in to give us a little Lions info, too!
The Cleveland Browns--@samanthabunten's Browns--are making a play for Deshaun Watson, and she has TAKES. @MacRobinson95 joins us to talk Baker Mayfield, and the rest of #NFLFreeAgency!
NFL insider @AllbrightNFL slyly broke Carson Wentz being traded to Washington WHILE talking to us about Russell Wilson being traded to Denver!It's a QB-carousel chaos-goblin special as we break down the Broncos with Russ, the Seahawks without him, Wentz going to Football Team and Jimmy Garoppolo potentially going to Indianapolis! OH, and Aaron Rodgers signing a monster contract to stay right where he is.
A football-recruiting board game just went live on Kickstarter--and we interviewed lead designer @andyhre! 'Envelopes of Cash' digs deep into the mechanics of big-time football programs and prospects, and it looks like a ton of fun.Andy broke down how he created it, and shared his insight on hot sports-economics topics like the MLB lockout.Check out Envelopes of Cash, and consider backing it, right here: bit.ly/EOC_LIVEAnd here's the intro learn-by-playing campaign: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1JsCpxRnd9-KmPjuCXK0v0ffFIWDEj1K3/view
We geeked ALL the way out with @andyhre as he explained his new CFB recruiting boardgame, "Envelopes of Cash!" Andy shared his insight on the #MLBlockout, meeting Roger Goodell, and more. Check out the Kickstarter right here: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/envelopesofcash/envelopes-of-cashWe also talked about the still-stationary QB carousel, the ongoing Cardinals drama, and how Mike Zimmer just keeps talking his way further and further out of a job.
The NFL Combine is almost upon us, and NFL Media's @chad_reuter joined the Big Show to tell us what (and how!) to watch.Plus we break down Roger Goodell's new contract, the #Broncos' buddy-buddy coaching staff, and whether Blaine Gabbert is truly an undiscovered gem.
If you saw Roger Goodell's #SuperBowl press conference, you know why we had to get @JimTrotter_NFL on the Big Show. The NFL Media journalist talked the Brian Flores suit, Kyler Murray, Deshaun Watson and more!The Three & Out crew broke down the Hall of Fame selections, the USFL, and ask whether Murray is even playing the right sport?!