Segment 4 - Wes Unseld Jr. joins Kevin to discuss the Wizards home opener tonight Segment 5 - Neil in Rockville calls in to discuss the congressional investigation into the Washington Football Team emails Segment 6 - Ben Standig joined Kevin to discuss all things WFT as they prepare for the Packers See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
0:00- Ben Standig, covers the WFT for the Athletic, joins us to talk about his story regarding the future of the QB position for the WFT. He talked with multiple NFL sources and shared some of their thoughts. 20:25- After our conversation with Ben Standig, we throw a bone out to the listeners and ask if you guys believe that we have a long term plan at the QB position, what are your thoughts? See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
The Athletic's Ben Standig discusses all things Washington Football Team and Washington Wizard with The Ringer's Joe House. Ben opens ith a wild day for the WFT as kicker Dustin Hopkins is released, Ron Rivera calls Landon Collins a "downhill linebacker" and a false QB rumor cause angst. Then Joe joins to talk WFT's struggle, Taylor Heinicke's upside and hat come net before shifting into a Wizards season preview.
Segment 7 - Ben Standig joins to recap the Washington Football Team/Kansas City Chiefs matchup Segment 8 - The Sean Taylor celebration Segment 9 - Around the League See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
The Athletic's Ben Standig recaps Washington's Week 6 loss to Patrick Mahomes and the Chiefs, and the emotional day for family and friend of the late Sean Taylor with WUSA sports anchor -- and "Succession" actress -- Sharla McBride. After Ben opens the episode with some postgame notes, Sharla enters to talk about that second half fade, Taylor Heinicke coming back down to earth, and defensive struggles. They also shared thoughts on the number retirement ceremony for Taylor and his family's reaction plus the organization's botched job with the announcement. Sharla also talks about how she landed a role on the hit HBO series.
Segment 7 - Ron Rivera joins Kevin for his weekly spot to preview the Chiefs game Segment 8 - Ben Standig joins to recap the wild week in Washington Segment 9 - Smell Test See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Mega, mega episode as The Athletic's Ben Standig talks with Washington Football Team tackle Charles Leno, Chiefs insider Nate Taylor and journalist Patrick Hruby. Intro - Ben with the latest from WFT practice and explains next week's small private chat for listeners 13:50 - Charles Leno on the season through five games, his mental prep, Sam Cosmi, what film analysts get wrong 38:58 - The Athletic's Nate Taylor on the Chiefs' slow start, two terrible defenses, best hope for slowing down Patrick Mahomes 105:50 - Patrick Hruby with reaction to Washington's role in Jon Gruden's stunning exit, and conspiracy theories about leak motives 133:00 - More with Patrick on the new-look Wizards, Tommy Sheppard's work, Bradley Beal, season expectations
1:00- Ben Standig joins the show to talk about the WFT and give us the latest from practice. 20:30- Would you go back in time and re-draft the WFT drafts for the past two years? 31:45- Would you change Washington's 19th pick in the first round this year? See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
The Athletic's Ben Standig is on the mic after the Washington Football Team's 33-22 loss to the New Orleans with Matthew Paras (Washington Times) and Bobby Bancroft (Associated Press). All three were at FedEx Field to witness the defense surrender big plays including a Hail Mary right before halftime, and Taylor Heinicke throw two interceptions. There were positive moments, but it's time for some changes. What kind? Good question and the fellas pondered options with the lineup and play-calling.
The Athletic's Ben Standig is back for a mega episode with film analyst Mark Bullock (@MarkBullockNFL ) and The Athletic's Saints insider Katherine Terrell (@Kat_Terrell). Ben opens with the latest from Washington Football Team headquarters including Logan Thomas to IR, injuries galore, and the latest on the investigation into head trainer Ryan Vermillion. Then Katherine enters to preview Sunday's game including Taylor Heinicke vs. the Saints defense, how Washington corrals Alvin Kamara (10:31). Then Mark arrives to help examine the first four weeks with thoughts on Jack Del Rio's play-calling, the safeties, pros and cons with Heinicke, and tons more (36:18).
0:00- We get you all the highlights around the sports world for your five at 5. 15:45- Were the Ravens wrong for going for the rushing record while the game was practically over? We get into a MASSIVE debate as G&D have taken different stances on this and feel strongly about both. 35:25- Ben Standig, covers the WFT for the Athletic, joins us to discuss all things WFT. Also, is Dustin Hopkins' job in real jeopardy? See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
The Athletic's Ben Standig is here to tackle a busy Monday including the latest on a DEA criminal investigation into Ryan Vermillion, the Washington Football Team's head trainer, and Week 4 thoughts with Michael Phillips from the Richmond Times-Dispatch. Ben explains what's happening here and the rough injury news on both sides of the ball including Jon Bostic, Brandon Scherff and Logan Thomas. Then Michael joins the chat (13:10). The fellas ponder where Washington stands at the rough 1/4 pole mark of the season and circle back to their pre-season predictions on Chase Young, the rookies, quarterbacks and more.
Segment 7 - Ben Standig breaks down what went right and what went wrong for Washington against Atlanta Segment 8 - Around the League Segment 9 - Wrap up calls See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Ben Standig wraps up the week by previewing Washington-Atlanta with his teammate from The Athletic, Josh Kendall. On Matt Ryan's game, Taylor Heinicke's homecoming, defensive thoughts and more. Plus the latest on Curtis Samuel and, um, Antonio Gibson missed practice. Also, make sure to hear the pod announcement!
1:00- What does the WFT have to do to win this Sunday against the Falcons. 16:10- Ben Standig joins the show to talk about the WFT. 33:45- How much would it take for BMitch to sell his super bowl ring? See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
The Athletic's Ben Standig talks Washington Football Team with Doc Walker and the Washington Wizards with the Washington Post's Ava Wallace. First, Ben opens the show with a big podcast announcement and the latest on Curtis Samuel's return. Then Doc joined the chat and he had plenty to say about the defenders not buying into the plan, Taylor Heinicke, the Falcons game and more. Since many of you asked for Wizards talk, here ya go. Ben and Ava on the most intriguing player, who is part of a hypothetical big 3 and Bradley Beal
The Athletic's Ben Standig returned from Buffalo to rehash what went wrong for the Washington Football Team in the Week 3 loss with Scott Jackson and talks WFT fandom, Survivor and Big Brother with Entertainment Weekly's Dalton Ross, who is also the co-host of the "Surviving Snyder" podcast. Thoughts on the defensive letdown, Taylor Heinicke's struggles, what it will take for this team to find a steady - and productive - level. Plus Ben and Dalton discuss the new season of "Survivor," and an all-time "Big Brother" emotional and strategy meltdown
Segment 6 - Ben Standig recaps the loss to the Bills Segment 7 - Around the League Segment 8 - Wrapping up for the day with some stragglers who held on till the end. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Hour 3 of Grant and Danny kicks off with WFT insider Ben Standig joining the show to preview this weekends game with the Bills. The fellas give their "Confidence Point Picks" as they do every Friday. To close out the hour, the fellas give their WFT stock report. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
The Athletic's Ben Standig sets the table for the Washington Football Team heading into Sunday's showdown at Buffalo and gets into other random topics including: *The DL vs. Josh Allen *Why Taylor Heinicke is the right QB for fans right now *Terry McLaurin is Washington's most complete receiver this century *What The Athletic's Wizards opening means for me (Spoiler: I'm staying with WFT) *Plus a replay of my interview with Bills GM Brandon Beane from earlier this year
On the final ever episode of Wizards After Dark, Fred Katz and Ben Standig discuss Fred's new job, their weirdest Wizards moments and what's next on the Wizards beat. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
The Athletic's Ben Standig previews Washington's Week 3 showdown at Buffalo with The Athletic's Tim Graham. Ben opens the show with his thoughts on Jamin Davis's confidence and Taylor Heinicke's moment. Then Tim joins the discussion to discuss what's wrong with with Bills QB Josh Allen, Terry McLaurin's clash with Bills CB Tre'davious White, how Buffalo's defense matches up with Heinicke plus how Tim interviewed O.J. Simpson and why Howard Stern praised Tim.
Segment 7 - Ben Standig joins to review the Washington Football Team's win over the Giants and look around the NFL. Segment 8 - Mike Shanahan goes around the NFL See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
The Athletic's Ben Standig is joined by his Athletic colleague Tarik El-Bashir to discuss all the insanity that unfolded in the Washington Football Team's 30-29 thriller against the New York Giants. Ben opens the episode recapping Ron Rivera's day-after press conference, including the coach's views on lack of defensive disciple, Jamin Davis's growth and Taylor Heinicke. Then Ben and Tarik tackle the game including Heiniecke's heroics and upside, where the defense must improve, Thursday's crowd and plenty more including some Capitals talk. '
Hour 2 features Ben Standig of The Athletic! Tune in as Reese and Ben discuss the importance of tonight's first division game of the season. Callers weigh in as well! See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Tim Murray and Shaun King preview the Giants/Washington game on Thursday night football and look at the latest movement in NFL week 2. Ben Standig from The Athletic joins to help preview the Tuesday night game. They also talk about some buy-low spots in college football. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
The Athletic's Ben Standig is back for a bonus episode of the podcast with New York Daily News columnist Pat Leonard heading into Thursday's NFC East clash between the Washington football team and the New York Giants. Ben sets the stage with thoughts on Taylor Heinicke as QB1 and other WFT notes. Then Pat enters the fray for his views on Big Blue after their Week 1 loss including the bad -- and good -- with Daniel Jones, why the Giants fan base is extra salty now, and the formation that should bode well for Washington's chances.
The Athletic's Ben Standig returns for a post-Week 1 edition of the podcast with former Washington cornerback Fred Smoot. After Ben opens the show with the latest injury on Ryan Fitzpatrick and notes from WFT's 20-16 loss to the Chargers. Then Fred joins the conversation to discuss Taylor Heinicke taking over at QB, what went wrong for Chase Young and the defense, why the sky isn't falling and Fred's pursuit of a spot on the Pro Bowler's Tour.
The Athletic's Ben Standig kicks off the 2021 Washington Football Team season with a deep-dive preview. Ben and Michael Phillips from the Richmond Times-Dispatch ponder over/unders for Ryan Fitzpatrick, Chase Young and Washington's offensive production,, predict the team's Rookie of the Year and key stretch on the schedule, plus talk Terry McLaurin, Cole Holcomb, Landon Collins, Sam Cosmi -- and what we'll be talking about when the season ends. You'll also here season predictions from The Athletic's Rhiannon Walker and the Washington Times' Matthew Paras. Ben also shares the latest on Curtis Samuel's status for week 1.
The Athletic's Ben Standig is back for a new episode previewing the Washington Football Team's Week 1 matchup against the Chargers with The Athletic's LAC beat writer Daniel Popper. Ben opens the show reacting to Tanya Snyder's interview, her first since being named co-CEO, including her reaction to the organization's tumultuous year. Then it's on to Sunday's action as Ben and Daniel exchange three questions each about the other's team. Topics include whether Justin Herbert is poised for a monster year or a sophomore slump, how Chargers' first-year coach Brandon Staley is already leaving his mark plus several Washington angles. Ben then closes the episode with the latest on Curtis Samuel.
The Athletic's Ben Standig is back for a bonus episode of the podcast entering Week 1 of the NFL season. The main focus: He ranks the Washington Football Team's most indispensable players, which is different from best. Ryan Fitzpatrick the clear number one? Kam Curl over Terry McLaurin and Brandon Scherff? Did all four DL starters make the cut? Ben also sets the table for the week ahead and recaps Peyton Barber moving on. Then he welcomes NBA insider J. Michael to the podcast for some Wizards talk. The fellas offer praise for GM Tommy Sheppard, question the Wizards' upside in the East, and assess the new players including Aaron Holiday and Spencer Dinwiddie.
The Athletic's Ben Standig breaks down everything that happened on cut down day -- and talks all things Washington Football Team with the great Greg Cosell from ESPN's NFL matchup show. Ben starts with Washington trimming its roster to 53. Why is Jimmy Moreland gone? How about Sammis Reyes staying! Which release surprised other NFL teams the most (nope, not him. Or him. Or even him)? Then Greg joins the episode for a deep dive into WFT. Scott Turner's X's and O's, and Ryan Fitzpatrick's fit. Defensive wrinkles and the DL he likes watching on tape. Praise for Jamin Davis? Plenty of other topics as well.
0:00- Ben Standig, WFT beat reporter for the Athletic, joins G&D to discuss cut day around the NFL. What has the WFT been doing, plus are we eyeing anyone to add to the roster for the waiver wire? 19:30- We take some time to go around the NFL on cut day as the 4pm deadline nears as teams cut down the roster to 53 people. Also, are the Saints expected to be back in New Orleans anytime soon? 31:30- It's time for Top 5 Tuesday, today's list: Top 5 things to cut things with in honor of cut down day in the NFL. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Segment 7 - Ben Standig from The Athletic joins to discuss the final 53-man roster Segment 8 - Is Bryson DeChambeau good for golf? Segment 9 - Final roster battles See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
The Athletic's Ben Standig examines the Washington Football Team's forecast and final roster decisions before Tuesday's 53-player deadline with Matthew Paras (Washington Times). Ron Rivera said four roster spots were in play before Saturday's preseason finale. Then another two opened up. Ben and Matt ponder those battles, discuss outside interest in Sammis Reyes, and share their final roster debates involving Dax Milne, Casey Toohill, Shaka Toney and others. Oh, they also discuss Ryan Fitzpatrick, and changed opinions since the start of camp.
Seth and Drew discuss the anonymous agent survey by Ben Standig of The Athletic, during which Drew basically calls Seth a beta male for his approach to NFLPA negotiations. They also weigh in on Jerry Jones, Urban Meyer, the NIL landscape, and more. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Bram runs through the preseason slate and what each team is looking at going into real games. Ben Standig of the Athletic put together an agent survey and there were a lot of takeaways from it. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
The Athletic's Ben Standig is to preview the Washington Football Team's preseason game against the Ravens and talk fantasy football with the legendary John Hansen. Ben opens the show with what to watch Saturday night including offensive execution, whether Kyle Allen can push Taylor Heinicke, Jamin Davis, cornerback/roster battles and more. Then fantasy football guru John Hansen stops by to get everyone ready for their drafts. John loves Antonio Gibson. What about others on WFT? Also sleepers, players to avoid, and quarterbacks.
FOX Sports Radio weekend host Aaron Torres and former Pro Bowl wide receiver TJ Houshmandzadeh are in for Chris and Rob, and the guys discuss how Jameis Winston can get his career back on track with the New Orleans Saints, and tell us if Matt Nagy deserve credit for putting Justin Fields' best interests ahead of his own in Chicago. Plus, The Athletic senior NFL writer Ben Standig swings by discuss his annual sports agent survey that's rocked the football world. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Segment 7 - Ben Standig from The Athletic joins to discuss all things Washington Football Team Segment 8 - Steven Spector from 610 AM in Kansas City joins Kevin to reminisce about their 10-year anniversary of a near-death experience with the DC earthquake Segment 9 - Wrapping up for the day with What's Trending See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
09:19 - Washington Football Team: react to Washington being ranked by Forbes as the fifth-most valuable franchise in the NFL, including how the ranking continues Dan Snyder's year of winning 22:50 - Washington Football Team: part one of commentary on Ron Rivera's training-camp press conference from Thursday, August 5, 2021, including discussions about Washington's improving COVID-19 situation and Washington's linebackers 35:51 - Washington Football Team: part two of commentary on Ron Rivera's training-camp press conference from Thursday, August 5, 2021, including discussions about Cam Sims and what "offensive balance" truly means 43:54 - Guest: Washington Football Team insider Ben Standig of The Athletic DC on WFT Training Camp, including what's going on with each of Washington's top three quarterbacks...and on the Wizards off them trading Russell Westbrook and acquiring Spencer Dinwiddie 01:04:25 - Nationals: analysis of a wild 7-6 loss to the Philadelphia Phillies to complete a four-game sweep Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices