The Athletic Football Show: A show about the NFL

The Athletic Football Show: A show about the NFL

By The Athletic

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

Episodes

The biggest questions heading into training camp, with Mike Golic Jr.

Training camp is upon us. What are the biggest questions we have as we usher in the 2024 NFL season? Robert Mays and Mike Golic Jr. from the DraftKings Network ask theirs on this episode of The Athletic Football Show. Host: Robert Mays With: Mike Golic Jr. Executive Producer: Michael Beller Producer: Michael Beller Subscribe to The Athletic Football Show... Apple Spotify YouTube Follow Robert on X: @robertmays Follow Mike on X: @mikegolicjr Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
19/07/241h 1m

Three up, three down: The teams that will be better or worse than you think, with Aaron Schatz; The scoop on Scoop City with Dianna Russini and Chase Daniel

We know the coming NFL season will deliver plenty of surprises of both the good and bad varieties. Which teams might be better than we expect? Which could fall on the other side of that coin? FTN Fantasy's Aaron Schatz, the Godfather of DVOA, joins Robert Mays to dig into those questions on this episode of The Athletic Football Show. Plus, Dianna Russini and Chase Daniel stop by to discuss their new podcast at The Athletic, Scoop City. Host: Robert Mays With: Aaron Schatz, Dianna Russini and Chase Daniel Executive Producer: Michael Beller Producer: Michael Beller Subscribe to The Athletic Football Show... Apple Spotify YouTube Follow Robert on X: @robertmays Follow Aaron on X: @ASchatzNFL Follow Dianna on X: @DMRussini Follow Chase on X: @ChaseDaniel Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
18/07/241h 12m

The players who can swing the 2024 NFL season

Players like Patrick Mahomes and Josh Allen have the league in the palm of their hand. We know that. Identifying the wild card players who can swing their team's outcome, and thus that of the league as a whole, is a bit trickier. Bill Barnwell of ESPN joins Robert Mays to try and find those players on this episode of The Athletic Football Show. Host: Robert Mays With: Bill Barnwell Executive Producer: Michael Beller Producer: Michael Beller Subscribe to The Athletic Football Show... Apple Spotify YouTube Follow Robert on X: @robertmays Follow Bill on X: @billbarnwell Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
16/07/241h 26m

How to Spot the Next Breakout Wide Receiver

Reception Perception’s Matt Harmon joins Robert Mays to break down which of the league’s receivers are primed for breakouts and where we should be looking for the league’s next elite group of pass catchers.  Follow Robert on Twitter: @robertmays Subscribe to The Athletic Football Show... Apple Spotify YouTube Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
12/07/241h 35m

How many teams can win the Super Bowl this season?

Robert Mays sits down with ESPN’s Courtney Cronin to discuss how many teams can really win the Super Bowl this season. They talk about the no brainers, the teams with the best paths, who could make a jump and those that might get stuck on the outside looking in.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
11/07/241h 11m

Ten tips for crushing your fantasy league in 2024

Fantasy football season is almost here! Robert Mays sits down with Ben Gretch from Stealing Signals to get you ready to crush your league with ten rules to remember heading into the 2024 season. Follow Robert on Twitter: @robertmays Subscribe to The Athletic Football Show... Apple Spotify YouTube Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
09/07/241h 35m

Which NFL offensive lines are better than you think?

Brandon Thorn of the Trench Warfare newsletter joins Robert Mays to take stock of the league's offensive lines and debate which units might be better than people give them credit for. Follow Robert on Twitter: @robertmays Subscribe to The Athletic Football Show... Apple Spotify YouTube Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
02/07/241h 24m

Ranking the QB Supporting Casts in the NFC

ESPN’s Mike Clay joins Robert Mays to sort out which quarterbacks in the NFC have the best supporting casts around them and who benefits the most from personnel, coaching and play-calling. Follow Robert on Twitter: @robertmays Subscribe to The Athletic Football Show... Apple Spotify YouTube Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
28/06/241h 10m

Lingering Questions about the NFC South

For the final episode of this series, Seth Galina of Pro Football Focus joins Robert Mays to take a long, hard look at the NFC South and what the 2023 season did and didn’t tell us about the division.  Follow Robert on Twitter: @robertmays Subscribe to The Athletic Football Show... Apple Spotify YouTube Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
27/06/241h 31m

Ranking the QB Supporting Casts in the AFC

Which AFC quarterbacks have the best supporting casts around them? Damien Harris joins Robert Mays to rank them 1 to 16 and explore who’s got the best play-callers, line play, pass catchers and runners to back them up. Follow Robert on Twitter: @robertmays Subscribe to The Athletic Football Show... Apple Spotify YouTube Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
25/06/241h 37m

Football GM: Players turned coaches, Will Mays tribute and WR Brandon Aiyuk

What's the difference between J.J. Redick and Jeff Saturday? Mike and Randy compare the former players turned coaches and consider how coaching differs in the NBA compared to the NFL. Randy pays tribute to the late Willie Mays, his childhood idol, and compares meeting the Say Hey Kid to meeting Muhammad Ali. The guys also discuss the Brandon Aiyuk situation with the 49ers and more on this final episode of the Football GM Podcast until training camps begin. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
22/06/2452m 46s

Lingering Questions about the NFC West

What lingering questions about the NFC West remain from the 2023 season? Shawn Syed of SumerSports joins Robert Mays to talk about the Cardinals, Rams, Seahawks and 49ers. Follow Robert on Twitter: @robertmays Subscribe to The Athletic Football Show... Apple Spotify YouTube Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
21/06/241h 14m

Assessing the state of the QB market

The QB market continues to make headlines with Trevor Lawrence’s new deal. Robert Mays is joined by Brad Spielberger, Director of Football Administration at Grand Central Sports Management, to break down these massive contracts. They dive into the deals and what we can really learn from them. They also talk about no trade clauses, upcoming contracts for Tua Tagovailoa and Jordan Love and much more. Follow Robert on Twitter: @robertmays Subscribe to The Athletic Football Show... Apple Spotify YouTube Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
20/06/2452m 1s

Raheem Morris + Dan Orlovsky on Dak Prescott and Trevor Lawrence

Robert Mays sits down with Falcons head coach Raheem Morris to talk about what he’s building in Atlanta and about taking the league by surprise at the 2024 draft. Then Dan Orlovsky joins the show to talk about what contract talks with Dak Prescott and Trevor Lawrence could mean across the league. Follow Robert on Twitter: @robertmays Subscribe to The Athletic Football Show... Apple Spotify YouTube Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
18/06/241h 22m

Football GM: Trevor Lawrence extension, Atlanta Falcons tampering and the CapFriendly website

We made it to another week of the Football GM - Mike and Randy kick off their discussion with Trevor Lawrence's extension and why did the Jacksonville Jaguars decide to extend him now? Then the guys shift their conversation to the Atlanta Falcons and how they forfeited their fifth-round pick. After that, we discuss another non-NFL topic from an NFL perspective. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
15/06/2456m 38s

Lingering Questions about the AFC West

Derrik Klassen comes back to the show to ponder the questions we all still have about the AFC West after the 2023 season. Follow Robert on Twitter: @robertmays Subscribe to The Athletic Football Show... Apple Spotify YouTube Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
14/06/241h 9m

Lingering Questions about the AFC East

The Guardian’s Ollie Connolly joins Robert Mays to contemplate lingering questions about the AFC East left unanswered by the 2023 season. Follow Robert on Twitter: @robertmays Subscribe to The Athletic Football Show... Apple Spotify YouTube Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
13/06/241h 23m

Drafting the NFL’s Best Coaches

Robert Mays and The Athletic’s Jourdan Rodrigue duke it out in a draft of the top 10 head coaches in the NFL.  Follow Robert on Twitter: @robertmays Subscribe to The Athletic Football Show... Apple Spotify YouTube Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
11/06/241h 51m

Football GM: Coaches transitioning, OTA's skipped and GM Notebook

Mike and Randy begin their discussion on the transition for coaches coming from the college level to the pro level. The guys look at an example of this with UConn's men head basketball coach Dan Hurley and the Los Angeles Lakers interest in him. Then we shift our discussion to players who miss OTA's and whether it really matters. And then lastly, we end our discussion with the GM Notebook.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
08/06/2446m 44s

Damien Harris on the state of the NFL RB + the end of the Bill Belichick era

Robert Mays is joined by former RB Damien Harris to discuss the state of running backs in the NFL. They dive deep into the position before examining the end of the Bill Belichick era in New England. Damien talks about his days with the Patriots and playing with Tom Brady, what he believes happened with Mac Jones and much more. Follow Robert on Twitter: @robertmays Subscribe to The Athletic Football Show... Apple Spotify YouTube Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
06/06/241h 10m

Buying or Selling NFL Offseasons: Teams in Transition

Robert Mays continues our “Buying or Selling” series with Conor Orr of Sports Illustrated as they examine how teams in transition fared this offseason.  Follow Robert on Twitter: @robertmays Subscribe to The Athletic Football Show... Apple Spotify YouTube Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
04/06/241h 18m

Football GM: WR deals, QB situations and NFL Calendar

In this edition of the Football GM Mike and Randy discuss the wide receiver market and how it never ceases to amaze them. Then the guys take a look at evolving QB situations around the league. After that we look at how the NFL calendar could change.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
01/06/2456m 21s

Lingering Questions about the AFC North

Robert Mays continues our series about lingering questions from the 2023 season, taking a hard look at the AFC North with The Ringer’s Steven Ruiz. Follow Robert on Twitter: @robertmays Subscribe to The Athletic Football Show... Apple Spotify YouTube Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
30/05/241h 14m

Bills GM Brandon Beane

Buffalo Bills general manager Brandon Beane talks with Robert Mays about the state of his franchise, his priorities for the team’s transition and what the front office has been trying to achieve in an eventful offseason.  Follow Robert on Twitter: @robertmays Subscribe to The Athletic Football Show... Apple Spotify YouTube Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
28/05/2434m 15s

Football GM: moves, additions and OTA's

Mike and Randy go division by division and discuss the recent moves and additions each team has made. And then we wrap things up with the GM Notebook. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
25/05/241h 3m

Lingering Questions about the AFC South

Our series on lingering questions about the 2023 season continues as Robert Mays and Dan Pizzuta of The 33rd Team dig deep into the AFC South. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
23/05/241h 29m

Buying or Selling NFL Offseasons: The Middle Class

The ‘Buying or Selling’ series rolls on as Robert Mays explores how the “middle class” of the league fared this offseason, with Carmen Vitali of Fox Sports.  Follow Robert on Twitter: @robertmays Subscribe to The Athletic Football Show... Apple Spotify YouTube Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
21/05/241h 28m

Football GM: Super Bowl odds

In this edition of the Football GM, Mike and Randy start their discussion with Super Bowl odds. The guys take a look at some of the top predictions and break down why these teams may have the best odds at winning. From there, we share our thoughts on Netflix's upcoming documentary on Jerry Jones. Then we shift to a discussion on Tom Brady's new role in the media. And lastly, we wrap things up with a couple of news items surrounding the NFL. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
18/05/241h 2m

Buying or Selling NFL Offseasons: The Contenders + Titans head coach Brian Callahan

The ‘Buying or Selling’ series continues and this episode is all about the contenders. Robert Mays and former NFL offensive lineman Mitchell Schwartz evaluate the offseasons for the top 8 teams. Then, Titans head coach Brian Callahan joins the show to talk about his new role in Tennessee, Will Levis, coaching with his dad and much more.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
17/05/241h 45m

Lingering Questions about the NFC East

Bob Sturm joins Robert Mays to continue the Lingering Questions from 2023 series with a deep dive about the NFC East and what the answers might mean for the Cowboys, Commanders, Eagles and Giants. Follow Robert on Twitter: @robertmays Subscribe to The Athletic Football Show... Apple Spotify YouTube Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
16/05/241h 41m

The 2024 Non-Quarterback Player Draft

Derrik Klassen and Diante Lee join Robert Mays again - this time to draft the non-quarterback players they would want leading a franchise over the next three seasons. Follow Robert on Twitter: @robertmays Subscribe to The Athletic Football Show... Apple Spotify YouTube Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
14/05/241h 23m

Football GM: A peek at some of the interesting players in the 2024 draft class

Mike and Randy are back with more thoughts on the 2024 NFL draft class. The guys take a look at some surprising and interesting players from this year's draft class. Then we wrap things up with the GM Notebook. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
11/05/2458m 52s

Buying or Selling NFL Offseasons: The Playoff Hopefuls

Should we buy or sell what the playoff hopefuls did this offseason? Robert Mays and 670 The Score’s Danny Parkins debate the moves of 8 teams and whether or not they are buying or selling stock in them this year. Follow Robert on Twitter: @robertmays Subscribe to The Athletic Football Show... Apple Spotify YouTube Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/05/241h 14m

Lingering Questions about the NFC North

Robert Mays begins our series about lingering questions from the 2023 season by taking a long, hard look at the NFC North with ESPN’s Bill Barnwell.  Follow Robert on Twitter: @robertmays Subscribe to The Athletic Football Show... Apple Spotify YouTube Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
09/05/241h 20m

The 2024 Quarterback Draft

The quarterback draft is back! The rules are simple, which QB (and their contract) would you want leading your franchise over the next three seasons? Diante Lee and Derrik Klassen join Robert Mays to draft this year’s top 15. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
07/05/241h 49m

Questions we still have following the 2024 NFL Draft

On Nate Tice’s final episode of The Athletic Football Show, he joins Robert Mays to talk about the biggest questions we still have following the 2024 NFL Draft. What can we expect from the Seahawks? How good can the Colts be? What will happen with the looming QB extensions? They dig into all of that and more. Plus, they look back on their time together on the show. Follow Robert on Twitter: @robertmays Follow Nate on Twitter: @Nate_Tice Subscribe to The Athletic Football Show... Apple Spotify YouTube Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
02/05/241h 2m

Decoding messages that NFL Teams sent during the 2024 draft

What did NFL teams tell us about themselves following the draft? Robert Mays is joined by ESPN’s Field Yates to break down the messages we’ve learned from roster building this offseason. Follow Robert on Twitter: @robertmays Subscribe to The Athletic Football Show... Apple Spotify YouTube Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
01/05/241h 19m

2024 NFL Draft Day Three Recap: RB and TE runs, breaking down overall hauls, plans that made us go 'Hmmmm,' and more

The Athletic Football Show wraps up its stint in Detroit with an in-depth look at day three of the 2024 NFL Draft. Robert Mays, Nate Tice and Dane Brugler highlight the notable moments of the final four rounds of the draft, including runs at running back and tight end, why teams made the trades they did on day three, and some of their favorite picks. The guys also consider the draft as a whole, discussing their favorite overall hauls, plans that made them scratch their heads, and more. Follow Robert on Twitter: @robertmays Follow Nate on Twitter: @Nate_Tice Follow Dane on Twitter: @dpbrugler Subscribe to The Athletic Football Show... Apple Spotify YouTube Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
28/04/241h 11m

2024 NFL Draft Day Two Recap: All of the trades, none of the quarterbacks

Day two of the 2024 NFL Draft came complete with all the trades we thought we might be getting on day one. It also saw a complete absence of quarterbacks, a few positional runs, and even one school run. Robert Mays, Nate Tice and Dane Brugler break it all down on this episode of The Athletic Football Show. Watch the day two livestream Follow Robert on Twitter: @robertmays Follow Nate on Twitter: @Nate_Tice Follow Dane on Twitter: @dpbrugler Subscribe to The Athletic Football Show... Apple Spotify YouTube Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
27/04/2444m 14s

2024 NFL Draft First Round Recap: The Bears get a makeover, the Falcons shock the world (in a bad way), and offense reigns supreme

Caleb Williams, Jayden Daniels and Drake Maye. The 2024 NFL Draft got off to a predictable start. That, of course, did not last. Robert Mays, Nate Tice and Dane Brugler recap the first round on this episode of The Athletic Football Show. Which was the best pick? Which was the most surprising? What should we be watching for on day two? The guys answer all those questions, and a whole lot more. Watch the first round livestream: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oksLVc7HXw0 Follow Robert on Twitter: @robertmays Follow Nate on Twitter: @Nate_Tice Follow Dane on Twitter: @dpbrugler Subscribe to The Athletic Football Show... Apple Spotify YouTube Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
26/04/2438m 46s

Biggest questions heading into the 2024 NFL Draft

It's the last episode of The Athletic Football Show before the 2024 NFL Draft, and that can only mean one thing...it's time to highlight the things we can't wait to learn the next few days. Which team will trade up for a quarterback? Who inside the top 10 has the most intriguing decision to make? What might end up as the most interesting landing spot? Robert Mays, Nate Tice and Dane Brugler discuss the questions they're excited to get answers to during the draft on this episode of The Athletic Football Show. Read the 2024 Edition of The Beast, By Dane Brugler Follow Robert on Twitter: @robertmays Follow Nate on Twitter: @Nate_Tice Follow Dane on Twitter: @dpbrugler Subscribe to The Athletic Football Show... Apple Spotify YouTube Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
24/04/241h 18m

What's Dianna Hearing? The latest talk around the NFL at the start of draft week, with Dianna Russini

Play time is over, NFL fans. Draft week is here, and everything is finally starting to get serious. Dianna Russini joins Robert Mays on this episode of The Athletic Football Show to dive into what she's hearing behind the scenes as draft week begins. Read the 2024 Edition of The Beast, By Dane Brugler Follow Robert on Twitter/X: @robertmays Follow Dianna on Twitter/X: @DMRussini Subscribe to The Athletic Football Show... Apple Spotify YouTube Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
23/04/241h 6m

Football GM: Player rankings on the defensive side in the 2024 draft

Mike and Randy go over their top 10 defensive players in this year's draft. The guys discuss the reasons why they chose the players they did and how they fit. From there, Randy explains some of the things that go on in a draft room and how teams come up with their clusters of players on their board. And then we wrap things up with the GM notebook.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
20/04/241h 10m

A Draft Slots Prediction Draft

The Ringer’s Ben Solak and Danny Kelly join Robert Mays for an intense pre-draft competition among fellow football podcasters. Via a snake draft, each participant selects a team of 10 players eligible in this year’s draft, trying to build a squad with the lowest combined draft slots (no. 1 is best, etc.). Game on. Follow Robert on Twitter: @robertmays Subscribe to The Athletic Football Show... Apple Spotify YouTube Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
19/04/241h 9m

“Our Guys” in the 2024 NFL Draft

We are officially one week out from the 2024 NFL Draft and this episode is all about “Our Guys.” Robert Mays, Nate Tice and Dane Brugler talk about the prospects they love in the top 10, the first round, on Day 2 and outside the top 100 consensus. Read the 2024 Edition of The Beast, By Dane Brugler Follow Robert on Twitter: @robertmays Follow Nate on Twitter: @Nate_Tice Follow Dane on Twitter: @dpbrugler Subscribe to The Athletic Football Show... Apple Spotify YouTube Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
18/04/241h 29m

NFL Mock Draft Scenarios: Picks 5 to 1

On the last installment of The Athletic Football Show’s Mock Draft Scenarios, Robert Mays and Nate Tice discuss the top five picks of the 2024 NFL Draft. They examine the team needs for the Chargers, Cardinals, Patriots, Commanders and Bears. Plus, a bonus look at the Panthers to wrap up the episode. Read the 2024 Edition of The Beast, By Dane Brugler Follow Robert on Twitter: @robertmays Follow Nate on Twitter: @Nate_Tice Subscribe to The Athletic Football Show... Apple Spotify YouTube Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
16/04/241h 11m

Football GM: Player rankings on the offensive side in the 2024 NFL draft

We are two weeks away from the NFL draft. Is this a deep draft class this season? Mike and Randy look at how tape reveals character. The guys start off their discussion with the QB class in this year's draft and where they might rank. From there, we go through position groups on the offense and which players can produce effectively in the NFL. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
13/04/241h

Mailbag: Examining the defensive players in the 2024 NFL Draft

How many defensive difference makers will go in the first round? What do the Rams do to try and replace Aaron Donald? Why do defensive backs seem so hard to evaluate? Robert Mays is joined by Diante Lee to answer all of your questions about the top prospects on defense ahead of the 2024 NFL Draft. Follow Robert on Twitter: @robertmays Subscribe to The Athletic Football Show... Apple Spotify YouTube Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
12/04/241h 8m

The hardest players to evaluate in the 2024 NFL Draft

Robert Mays, Nate Tice and Dane Brugler chat about which players in this year’s NFL draft class are the hardest to evaluate, from running backs to defensive linemen to defensive backs. They also talk about the work that went into The Beast, the annual guide to the draft that Dane compiles for The Athletic - now available on The Athletic’s site.  Read the 2024 Edition of The Beast, By Dane Brugler Follow Robert on Twitter: @robertmays Follow Nate on Twitter: @Nate_Tice Follow Dane on Twitter: @dpbrugler Subscribe to The Athletic Football Show... Apple Spotify YouTube Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
11/04/241h 33m

NFL Mock Draft Scenarios: Picks 11 to 6

In Chapter Four of their first round mock draft, Robert Mays and Nate Tice examine the potential options awaiting the teams picking from 11 to 6, and how they square with needs those teams are carrying into the 2024 NFL Draft.  Follow Robert on Twitter: @robertmays Follow Nate on Twitter: @Nate_Tice Subscribe to The Athletic Football Show... Apple Spotify YouTube Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
09/04/241h 2m

Football GM: trades, re-signings and receivers

As NFL free agency continues, Mike and Randy discuss the most recent news surrounding free agency. The guys start the conversation off with WR Stefon Diggs trade to the Houston Texans. Then we take a look at the top three wide receivers in the upcoming draft. And lasting we end our discussion with the GM notebook.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
06/04/241h 9m

Breaking down the pass catchers in the 2024 NFL Draft

In their second position breakdown of the talent pool in this year’s NFL draft class, Robert Mays, Nate Tice and Dane Brugler take a hard look at this year’s crop of pass catchers - from the big name prospects like Marvin Harrison Jr. and Brock Bowers to those teams might bet on deeper into the draft. Follow Robert on Twitter: @robertmays Follow Nate on Twitter: @Nate_Tice Follow Dane on Twitter: @dpbrugler Subscribe to The Athletic Football Show... Apple Spotify YouTube Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
05/04/241h 38m

Bills trade Stefon Diggs to Texans + Teams with the most at stake in the 2024 NFL Draft with David Helman

Stefon Diggs is heading to Houston! Robert Mays is joined by David Helman, host of the "NFL on Fox Podcast," to break down the blockbuster trade. Then, they dive into which teams have the most at stake in the 2024 NFL Draft. Follow Robert on Twitter: @robertmays Subscribe to The Athletic Football Show... Apple Spotify YouTube Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
04/04/241h 25m

NFL Mock Draft Scenarios: Picks 18 to 12

In the third installment of their 2024 NFL Mock Draft, Robert Mays and Nate Tice explore the choices awaiting the teams picking between 18 and 12 and what they could mean for the future of the Bengals, Jaguars, Seahawks, Colts, Saints, Raiders and Broncos. Follow Robert on Twitter: @robertmays Follow Nate on Twitter: @Nate_Tice Subscribe to The Athletic Football Show... Apple Spotify YouTube Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
02/04/241h 23m

Football GM: workouts, contracts and kickoffs

Mike and Randy are back with another edition of the Football GM where they start their discussion on Michael Penix Jr's workout. Then we shift to Dak Prescott as he awaits a new contract. From there, the guys look at the various possibilities for teams in the draft. And lastly, we discuss the new kickoff rule along with other news that broke this week in the NFL. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
30/03/241h 10m

The Market for NFL Wide Receivers (With Mina Kimes)

The market for the NFL’s elite wide receivers could soon explode again, with Justin Jefferson and CeeDee Lamb both eyeing big pay days. Robert Mays connects with ESPN’s Mina Kimes to survey the current market for the NFL’s wide receiver talent, for both top and second tier players, and how it relates to the incoming wide receiver class in this year’s draft. Follow Robert on Twitter: @robertmays Subscribe to The Athletic Football Show... Apple Spotify YouTube Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
29/03/241h 9m

Breaking down the QBs in the 2024 NFL Draft

It’s QB Day on The Athletic Football Show! Robert Mays, Nate Tice and Dane Brugler bring you an extensive look at the top QBs in the 2024 draft class. They dive into the film of Caleb Williams, Drake Maye, Jayden Daniels and J.J. McCarthy. Plus, they also talk about Michael Penix, Bo Nix, Spencer Rattler and where they could land. Follow Robert on Twitter: @robertmays Follow Nate on Twitter: @Nate_Tice Follow Dane on Twitter: @dpbrugler Subscribe to The Athletic Football Show... Apple Spotify YouTube Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
28/03/241h 52m

NFL Mock Draft Scenarios: Picks 25 to 19

In the second installment of their 2024 mock draft, Robert Mays and Nate Tice ponder the decisions waiting for the teams holding the picks between 25 and 19 (The Packers, Cowboys, Vikings, Eagles, Dolphins, Steelers and Rams). With Robert on the ground in Florida at the NFL’s annual meeting, they also discuss the league moving to ban hip drop tackles and the Chiefs trading L'Jarius Sneed to the Titans.  Follow Robert on Twitter: @robertmays Follow Nate on Twitter: @Nate_Tice Subscribe to The Athletic Football Show... Apple Spotify YouTube Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
26/03/241h 22m

Football GM: The tush push, kickoff changes and hip drops

In this week's edition of the Football GM, Mike and Randy discuss the interesting rules that will be brought up in the NFL owners meeting this weekend. From there, the guys turn they attention to J.J. McCarthy and Caleb Willams pro day and how it all played out. Lastly, we wrap up our discussion with the topic that includes evaluating butts in the NFL.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
23/03/241h 8m

What We Learned During NFL Free Agency

Teams around the league started putting cards on the table this month, when the market for free agency opened. Robert Mays chats with PFF’s Brad Spielberger and The Athletic’s Dane Brugler about what this month’s player movement says about the plans teams are making for the draft and what it says about the markets for certain positions this offseason. Follow Robert on Twitter: @robertmays Follow Dane on Twitter: @dpbrugler Subscribe to The Athletic Football Show... Apple Spotify YouTube Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
22/03/241h 35m

Idiot's Guide to the 2024 NFL Draft

If your 2024 NFL Draft knowledge is lacking, this is the episode for you. Dane Brugler and Nate Tice join Robert Mays to discuss the most important things you need to know about this year’s prospects. They talk about the positions of strength and weakness, their favorite player to watch, the QBs and much more. Follow Robert on Twitter: @robertmays Follow Nate on Twitter: @Nate_Tice Follow Dane on Twitter: @dpbrugler Subscribe to The Athletic Football Show... Apple Spotify YouTube Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
21/03/241h 20m

NFL Mock Draft Scenarios: Picks 32 to 26

Welcome to the first installment of Robert Mays and Nate Tice future casting the first round of the 2024 NFL draft. In this go-round, they work their way from picks 32 to 26 and explore what they could mean for the Chiefs, 49ers, Ravens, Lions, Bills, Cardinals and Buccaneers.  Follow Robert on Twitter: @robertmays Follow Nate on Twitter: @Nate_Tice Subscribe to The Athletic Football Show... Apple Spotify YouTube Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
19/03/241h 22m

Free Agency Week Roundup: Justin Fields to the Steelers, Keenan Allen to the Bears, Aaron Donald retires, Vikings pick up another first-round pick, and more

We finally caught our breath on Friday of free agency week, only to be bombarded by news during a roughly 30-hour window. Aaron Donald, arguably the greatest defensive player of all time, retired. The Bears traded for Keenan Allen, then traded away Justin Fields. The Vikings picked up another first-round pick in this year's draft. And, somehow, that wasn't everything. Robert Mays and Dianna Russini wrap up free agency week on this episode of The Athletic Football Show. Follow Robert on Twitter: @robertmays Follow Dianna on Twitter: @DMRussini Subscribe to The Athletic Football Show... Apple Spotify YouTube Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
18/03/241h 19m

Football GM: Wrapping up the first week of NFL free agency.

Football GM has returned! Mike and Randy discuss some of the recent free agency moves and how they fit around the league. Then the guys take a closer look at each division and give their likes and dislikes of these recent moves. And lastly, we wrap the conversation up with the GM Notebook. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
16/03/241h 7m

Free Agency Day Four Recap: Calvin Ridley to the Titans, best approaches in FA, and more

Four days into free agency and we're still going strong. The Titans stay aggressive by signing Calvin Ridley. The Lions keep shoring up last year's weaknesses. The Jaguars continue to disappoint us. And hey, we got a couple of trades today. Robert Mays and Nate Tice dig into all this, and highlight some approaches to free agency that they've liked, on this episode of The Athletic Football Show. Follow Robert on Twitter: @robertmays Follow Nate on Twitter: @Nate_Tice Subscribe to The Athletic Football Show... Apple Spotify YouTube Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
14/03/241h 25m

NFL Free Agency Day Three Recap: Danielle Hunter to the Texans, Diontae Johnson to the Panthers, the Cowboys' inaction, and more with Chase Daniel

What an exciting three days it's been in the NFL. Well, unless you're a Cowboys fan. Chase Daniel joins Robert Mays to discuss Danielle Hunter joining the Texans, the Steelers trading Diontae Johnson to the Panthers, the Cowboys' complete inaction, and all the rest of the big news from day three of NFL free agency on this episode of The Athletic Football Show. Follow Robert on Twitter: @robertmays Follow Nate on Twitter: @Nate_Tice Subscribe to The Athletic Football Show... Apple Spotify YouTube Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
13/03/2459m 12s

NFL free agency day two recap: Brian Burns to the Giants, Derrick Henry to the Ravens, active days for the Vikings and Patriots, and more

Day two of NFL free agency in the 2024 offseason gave us a bit of a breather, but not much of one. Brian Burns is a Giant! Derrick Henry is a Raven! Aaron Jones is a Viking! Not literally, of course, but in a football sense. Plus, the Patriots and Commanders made a ton of moves, the Dolphins got on the board, and the Lions further shored up their defense. Robert Mays and Nate Tice break it all down on this episode of The Athletic Football Show. Follow Robert on Twitter: @robertmays Follow Nate on Twitter: @Nate_Tice Subscribe to The Athletic Football Show... Apple Spotify YouTube Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
12/03/241h 22m

Kirk Cousins to the Falcons, the Eagles' spending spree, Tee Higgins' trade request, and more from day one of NFL free agency

Well that was quite the first day of free agency, huh? Oh, excuse us. It was quite the first day of the tampering period. Kirk Cousins to the Falcons! Saquon Barkley, and lots of others, to the Eagles! Guards and defensive tackles cashing in! Tee Higgins wants out! And a whole lot more. Robert Mays and Nate Tice break it all down on this episode of The Athletic Football Show. Follow Robert on Twitter: @robertmays Follow Nate on Twitter: @Nate_Tice Subscribe to The Athletic Football Show... Apple Spotify YouTube Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
11/03/241h 36m

Free agency preview: Best fits, big tickets, under-the-radar players and more

The wildest NFL week of the year is on the horizon. Are you ready for some free agency?!? What are the best possible fits out there? Who's flying under the radar that can be a sneaky-good signing? What do we want to see happen? Robert Mays and Nate Tice answer those questions, and more, on this episode of The Athletic Football Show. Take our listener survey! theathletic.com/survey24 Follow Robert on Twitter: @robertmays Follow Nate on Twitter: @Nate_Tice Subscribe to The Athletic Football Show... Apple Spotify YouTube Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
08/03/241h 34m

Kirk Cousins' big decision, the loaded RB market, teams to watch out for in free agency, and more with Dianna Russini

It's Kirk Cousins' world, and we're all living in it. Well, those of us who are neck-deep in NFL free agency, at least. Cousins will be among the big prizes when free agency opens next week, but who else will make headlines? Which teams should we expect to get aggressive? What does it mean that this is the most loaded running back free agent class...ever? Robert Mays and Dianna Russini answer those questions, and a whole lot more, on this episode of The Athletic Football Show. Take our listener survey! theathletic.com/survey24 Follow Robert on X/Twitter: @robertmays Follow Dianna on X/Twitter: @DMRussini Subscribe to The Athletic Football Show... Apple Spotify YouTube Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
07/03/241h 3m

Franchise tag roundup, the Mike Evans deal, and Russell Wilson and the dead cap doldrums; Plus, Dane Brugler breaks down his post-combine mock draft

March 5 was franchise tag day across the NFL, and it brought us mostly what we expected. Robert Mays and Nate Tice wade through the decisions, the potential extensions, and what comes next on this episode of The Athletic Football Show. They also dig into Mike Evans' deal with the Buccaneers, and the Broncos ripping off the Russell Wilson band-aid. Then, Dane Brugler joins Robert to break down his post-combine mock draft. Take our listener survey! theathletic.com/survey24 Follow Robert on Twitter: @robertmays Follow Nate on Twitter: @Nate_Tice Follow Dane on Twitter: @dpbrugler Subscribe to The Athletic Football Show... Apple Spotify YouTube Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
06/03/241h 33m

Prospects to Pros: 2024 NFL Scouting Combine wrap

What do you do after spending a long week in Indianapolis for the NFL Scouting Combine? You talk about it! Nate Tice and Dane Brugler but a bow on the combine by going over what we learned, position by position, on this episode of The Athletic Football Show's Prospects to Pros. Follow Nate on Twitter: @Nate_Tice Follow Dane on Twitter: @dpbrugler Subscribe to The Athletic Football Show... Apple Spotify YouTube Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
04/03/241h 25m

The Justin Fields market, the Kirk Cousins domino, franchise tag machinations, and more scuttlebutt from the combine with Dianna Russini

The Athletic Football Show wraps up its week at the combine with Robert Mays and Dianna Russini digging into the moves and news taking place behind the scenes. What's the market for Justin Fields? Will Kirk Cousins move on from Minnesota? Could the Buccaneers lose Mike Evans and Baker Mayfield? What franchise tag moves are still left to be made? Robert and Dianna dig into that, and a whole lot more, on this episode of The Athletic Football Show. Follow Robert on Twitter: @robertmays Follow Dianna on Twitter: @DMRussini Subscribe to The Athletic Football Show... Apple Spotify YouTube Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
01/03/2457m 2s

In The Pocket: The player's perspective on the franchise tag and free agency, and Chase Daniel's take on the 2024 QB class

The NFL knows how to keep the news cycle churning, packing the combine, franchise tag decisions and madness of free agency into a three-week period within one month of the Super Bowl. What is all that like from the player's perspective? Robert Mays digs into those topics with Chase Daniel on this episode of The Athletic Football Show. Follow Robert on Twitter: @robertmays Follow Chase on Twitter: @ChaseDaniel Subscribe to The Athletic Football Show... Apple Spotify YouTube Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
29/02/2454m 58s

The most interesting teams of the 2024 NFL offseason

The combine is open, which means that we have really, truly turned the page to the offseason and, soon enough, the 2024 league year. This offseason brings questions for all 32 teams, but nine stand out above the rest. Robert Mays and Nate Tice identify the most interesting teams of the offseason on this episode of The Athletic Football Show. Follow Robert on Twitter: @robertmays Follow Nate on Twitter: @Nate_Tice Subscribe to The Athletic Football Show... Apple Spotify YouTube Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
28/02/241h 10m

Prospects to Pros: 2024 NFL combine preview

Nate Tice and Dane Brugler get you ready for the 2024 NFL combine with a position-by-position preview. They discuss who they are looking forward to watching, what prospects need to have a big week and much more.  Follow Nate on Twitter: @Nate_Tice Follow Dane on Twitter: @dpbrugler Subscribe to The Athletic Football Show... Apple Spotify YouTube Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
26/02/241h 17m

Football GM: NFL free agent rankings

When the season ends the baton gets passed to the GM world.The NFL is in the offseason and Mike and Randy talk about free agents in the NFL. The guys go through each position group of free agents and look at potential fits around the league. Then the guys further their discussion and look at potential trade offs and options for teams to make a trade.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
24/02/241h 9m

Prospects to Pros: NFL Draft top 12 picks scenarios

Who needs an NFL Draft simulator when you have Dane Brugler! Dane joins Nate Tice to mock several scenarios for the top 12 picks of the 2024 NFL Draft. How many QBs will go? Where is the biggest pivot point? What teams could move up? They discuss all of that and more as they break down each pick.  Follow Nate on Twitter: @Nate_Tice Follow Dane on Twitter: @dpbrugler Subscribe to The Athletic Football Show... Apple Spotify YouTube Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
21/02/241h 6m

Key questions heading into the 2024 NFL offseason

What will the QB carousel look like? How do the Lions keep this thing going? What can we expect from the WR market? Robert Mays and Nate Tice discuss all of that and more as they share their biggest questions for the 2024 NFL offseason.  Follow Robert on Twitter: @robertmays Follow Nate on Twitter: @Nate_Tice Subscribe to The Athletic Football Show... Apple Spotify YouTube Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
19/02/241h 1m

Football GM: SB LVIII takeaways, 49ers and Steve Wilks split and Commanders staff taking shape

In this post Super Bowl 58 edition, Mike and Randy discuss their takeaways from the game. Then the discussion furthers with the guys wondering if the 49ers are unraveling a little bit. From there, we talk about the decision made by head coach Kyle Shanahan to fire Steve Wilks. Then the guys shirt their discussion to the Commanders and how their staff is taking shape. And lastly, the GM Notebook.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
17/02/2459m 30s

Interviewing the NFL's defensive stars: Will Anderson Jr., Aidan Hutchinson, Brian Branch, Kyle Van Noy and Kyle Hamilton

Robert Mays sits down with some of the NFL’s biggest stars at Super Bowl LVIII's Radio Row. He chats with NFL Defensive Rookie of the year Will Anderson Jr. about the culture in Houston. Then, Aidan Hutchinson and Brian Branch stop by to talk about the Lions season. Finally, Kyle Van Noy and Kyle Hamilton explain what made the Ravens’ defense so unique this year. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
16/02/2434m 37s

In The Pocket: Biggest takeaways from Super Bowl LVIII

What did we learn after re-watching Super Bowl LVIII? Robert Mays and Chase Daniel discuss their biggest takeaways from the film including Steve Spagnuolo’s game plan, Chris Jones and Trent McDuffie’s big night and of course Patrick Mahomes’ final drive. They also talk about the 49ers taking the ball in OT, what each roster looks like next season and much more.  Follow Robert on Twitter: @robertmays Follow Chase on Twitter: @ChaseDaniel Subscribe to The Athletic Football Show... Apple Spotify YouTube Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
15/02/2454m 56s

Prospects to Pros: Dane Brugler’s 2024 NFL Draft top 100

With Super Bowl LVIII behind us, Dane Brugler joins Nate Tice to discuss his top 100 prospects for the 2024 NFL Draft. They talk about the talent in each position group and what players have caught their attention heading into the combine. Follow Nate on Twitter: @Nate_Tice Follow Dane on Twitter: @dpbrugler Subscribe to The Athletic Football Show... Apple Spotify YouTube Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
14/02/241h 24m

Super Bowl LVIII Recap: The newest NFL dynasty is born after Chiefs 25-22 win over 49ers in overtime

Two straight Super Bowl victories. Three Lombardi Trophies in five years. There may not be an exact definition of a dynasty in sports, but whatever the Chiefs are doing sure feels like it qualifies. Robert Mays and Nate Tice recap Super Bowl LVIII, break down all the key plays and decisions, discuss the ideas of legacy and dynasty, and put a bow on this NFL season on this episode of The Athletic Football Show. Follow Robert on Twitter: @robertmays Follow Nate on Twitter: @Nate_Tice Subscribe to The Athletic Football Show... Apple Spotify YouTube Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
12/02/2451m 8s

Football GM: Super Bowl LVIII, NFL Hall of Fame and Super Bowl predictions

What will Super Bowl 58 come down to? In this Super Bowl 58 edition of the Football GM, Mike and Randy discuss the matchup of the 49ers vs. Chiefs and explore the various possibilities of what we'll see this Sunday. From there, the guys share their thoughts on the 2024 NFL Hall of Fame class. Then the discussion shifts to The Athletic's book "The Football 100". And lastly, we wrap things up SB 58 predictions. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/02/2452m 26s

Super Bowl LVIII Preview: Key matchups to watch, the players and coaches with the most at stake (hi, Kyle Shanahan), prop bets, and predictions

On September 7, 2023, we published our Week 1 Preview. Five months later from radio row in Las Vegas, Robert Mays and Nate Tice preview the Super Bowl LVIII matchup between the Kansas City Chiefs and San Francisco 49ers. What are the key matchups in the game? Where might either team be able to draw an advantage? Who has the most at stake? And who is going to win? The guys answer those questions, and more, on this episode of The Athletic Football Show. Follow Robert on Twitter: @robertmays Follow Nate on Twitter: @Nate_Tice Subscribe to The Athletic Football Show... Apple Spotify YouTube Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
09/02/241h 19m

The Mahomes/Purdy contrast, the euphoria of a Super Bowl victory, and the keys to Super Bowl LVIII with Chase Daniel and Mitch Schwartz

We at The Athletic Football Show are lucky to have two members of our extended family who have been on Super Bowl Champions. We have the further good fortune of having one of those players be a recent teammate of Patrick Mahomes. So what's it like to win the Super Bowl? What's the week of prep like? What are the keys to Super Bowl LVIII? And where might Patrick Mahomes stand among the all-time greats if the Chiefs win on Sunday? Chase Daniel and Mitch Schwartz join Robert Mays to answer those questions, and more, on this episode of TAFS. Follow Robert on Twitter: @robertmays Follow Chase on Twitter: @ChaseDaniel Follow Mitch on Twitter: @MitchSchwartz71 Subscribe to The Athletic Football Show... Apple Spotify YouTube Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
08/02/241h 7m

Innovation, reinvention, and legacy: How the Chiefs and 49ers made it to Super Bowl LVIII, and what they're playing for on Sunday, with Nate Taylor and Matt Barrows

The Chiefs have become a Super Bowl mainstay, but this version of the Chiefs is different from any that we've previously seen. The 49ers, meanwhile, are back in the game as the league's greatest offensive juggernaut. How did these teams get here? What, beyond the obvious, is on the line on Sunday? Robert Mays is joined by Nate Taylor, The Athletic's Chiefs beat writer, and Matt Barrows, The Athletic's 49ers beat writer, to dive into those questions, and more, on this episode of The Athletic Football Show. Follow Robert on Twitter: @robertmays Follow Nate on Twitter: @ByNateTaylor Follow Matt on Twitter: @mattbarrows Subscribe to The Athletic Football Show... Apple Spotify YouTube Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
07/02/241h 7m

The 2024 coaching cycle: The new parameters and the allure of the mystery box, with Dianna Russini

The dust of the 2024 coaching cycle has settled. How did Washington pivot so quickly from Ben Johnson to Dan Quinn? What conclusions can we draw about what teams in the market prioritized? Which coordinator hires are the most interesting? Robert Mays and Dianna Russini dig into those questions, and more, on this episode of The Athletic Football Show. Follow Robert on Twitter: @robertmays Follow Dianna on Twitter: @DMRussini Subscribe to The Athletic Football Show... Apple Spotify YouTube Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
05/02/2457m 19s

Football GM: Most recent coaching hires, Brock Purdy's clutch situations and Super Bowl predictions

In the past week we saw a few coaching hires in the NFL. Mike and Randy discuss these hires and how they might fit. Then we take a look at the 49ers and wonder if Brock Purdy is bailing out Kyle Shanahan? Lastly we wrap things up with the GM notebook and Super Bowl predictions.   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
03/02/241h 14m

Lessons to take away from this season's Chiefs, 49ers, Ravens and Lions, with Bill Barnwell; Plus, Mike Macdonald to the Seahawks, Dan Quinn to the Commanders, and more from the coaching carousel

Imitation is the greatest form of flattery, right? So how can the other 28 teams imitate the Chiefs, 49ers, Ravens and Lions? And what can we in the media and football-loving world learn from them, too? ESPN's Bill Barnwell joins Robert Mays and Nate Tice to go over those lessons on this episode of The Athletic Football Show. Plus, Robert and Nate break down the latest from the coaching cycle, including the Seahawks hiring Mike Macdonald and the Commanders hiring Dan Quinn. Follow Robert on Twitter: @robertmays Follow Nate on Twitter: @Nate_Tice Follow Bill on Twitter: @billbarnwell Subscribe to The Athletic Football Show... Apple Spotify YouTube Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
02/02/241h 33m

Prospects to Pros: Dane Brugler checks in from the Senior Bowl

We're all thinking about the S. Bowl these days. But while for most of us that means the Super Bowl, for The Athletic's NFL Draft expert Dane Brugler, it means the Senior Bowl. Dane checks in with Nate Tice from Mobile, where he's been attending Senior Bowl practices this week, on this episode of The Athletic Football Show's Prospects to Pros. Follow Nate on Twitter: @Nate_Tice Follow Dane on Twitter: @dpbrugler Subscribe to The Athletic Football Show... Apple Spotify YouTube Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
01/02/2455m 47s

In The Pocket: The greatness of Patrick Mahomes, the importance of playoff experience, and the shock of Ben Johnson remaining in Detroit

Ben Johnson surprised most the football world on Tuesday by deciding to remain with the Lions as their offensive coordinator for at least one more season. And he helpfully did so just moments before Robert Mays and Chase Daniel began recording this week's episode of The Athletic Football Show's In the Pocket. The guys discuss the ripple effects of that decision, the greatness of Patrick Mahomes, the importance of playoff experience, and how the Chiefs were able to completely shut down Lamar Jackson in the AFC Championship Game. Follow Robert on Twitter: @robertmays Follow Chase on Twitter: @ChaseDaniel Subscribe to The Athletic Football Show... Apple Spotify YouTube Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
31/01/241h 4m

Championship Sunday Recap: 49ers win thriller over Lions, Chiefs shut down Ravens, and we've got a great matchup for Super Bowl LVIII

Chiefs-49ers...that has a familiar ring to it, doesn't it? That's what we'll all be watching in Las Vegas on February 11 in Super Bowl LVIII. Before we get there, though Robert Mays and Nate Tice recap Championship Sunday on this episode of The Athletic Football Show. Follow Robert on Twitter: @robertmays Follow Nate on Twitter: @Nate_Tice Subscribe to The Athletic Football Show... Apple Spotify YouTube Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
29/01/241h 8m

Football GM: Head coaching additions, teams adding need and the GM notebook

There's been six new head coaches hired since our last episode. Mike and Randy discuss these coaches and how the teams hiring knew what they were in need of. From there, the guys look at whether or not each of the six teams made the right choice. Then we shift our focus to the GM notebook and Championship Sunday predictions.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
27/01/241h 15m

Championship Round Preview: Key matchups for Chiefs-Ravens and Lions-49ers, a potentially paradigm-shifting game for Lamar Jackson, and more; Plus, Chargers hire Jim Harbaugh and more from the coaching carousel

Chiefs-Ravens has the look of an all-time AFC Championship Game. Lions-49ers features an up-and-coming team that has announced itself to the league going up against a team we've seen in this spot multiple times in recent years trying to finally break all the way through. No matter what happens on Sunday, it's shaping up to be one great day of football. Robert Mays and Nate Tice preview the AFC Championship Game and NFC Championship Game on this episode of The Athletic Football Show. The guys also discuss Jim Harbaugh to the Chargers, Raheem Morris to the Falcons, and Dave Canales to the Panthers. Follow Robert on Twitter: @robertmays Follow Nate on Twitter: @Nate_Tice Subscribe to The Athletic Football Show... Apple Spotify YouTube Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
26/01/241h 34m

In The Pocket: The inevitability of Patrick Mahomes, the latest from the coaching cycle, and the important notes for HC candidates to hit in an interview

If it seems strange that a podcast devoted to quarterbacks wouldn't talk much about Patrick Mahomes until January, consider this...Patrick Mahomes is inevitable. Robert Mays and Chase Daniel discuss what it feels like to face up against that inevitability on this episode of The Athletic Football Show's In The Pocket. The guys also dig into the latest in coaching news across the league, and Chase details what he'd want to hear from a head coach candidate in an interview. Follow Robert on Twitter: @robertmays Follow Chase on Twitter: @ChaseDaniel Subscribe to The Athletic Football Show... Apple Spotify YouTube Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
25/01/241h 14m

Prospects to Pros: Senior Bowl Preview with Jim Nagy, Senior Bowl Executive Director

College all-star game season has arrived, which means The Athletic's Dane Brugler is busy. Before he heads off to the Senior Bowl and East West Shrine Bowl, he sits down with Nate Tice and Jim Nagy, Executive Director of the Senior Bowl, to preview the game and discuss the top prospects who will be participating. Follow Nate on Twitter: @Nate_Tice Follow Dane on Twitter: @dpbrugler Follow Jim on Twitter: @JimNagy_SB Subscribe to The Athletic Football Show... Apple Spotify YouTube Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
24/01/2434m 42s

Divisional Round Recap: Ravens, Chiefs, 49ers and Lions advance to Championship Weekend

The Ravens dominated. The 49ers had just enough. The Lions took care of business. And the Chiefs and Bills gave us another thriller. At the end of it all, we've got our Championship Weekend matchups: Chiefs-Ravens and Lions-49ers. Robert Mays and Nate Tice break down the Divisional Round on this episode of The Athletic Football Show. Follow Robert on Twitter: @robertmays Follow Nate on Twitter: @Nate_Tice Subscribe to The Athletic Football Show... Apple Spotify YouTube Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
22/01/241h 51m

Football GM: the Divisional Round, head coaching vacancies and the NFC East

The wild card round is over and now onward to the divisional round. But first, Mike and Randy take a look at all that went right and wrong for teams during the wild card round. From there, the guys discuss head coaching vacancies. Then we transition into a discussion about the playoff success of each team left in the playoffs. Following that, a look at the drama in the NFC East - except for The Washington Commanders. Lastly, we wrap up the conversation with the GM notebook and divisional round picks.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
20/01/241h 15m

Divisional Round Preview; Plus, the Cowboys keep Mike McCarthy and Bill Belichick seems to inch closer to his next job

We've reached the best weekend of the NFL season. Not only do we still have four playoff games to watch, we get the best of the best going up against one another. Robert Mays and Nate Tice break down Texans-Ravens, Packers-49ers, Buccaneers-Lions and Chiefs-Bills on this episode of The Athletic Football Show. Plus, the guys dig into the Cowboys' decision to stick with Mike McCarthy, and the possibility of Bill Belichick heading to Atlanta. Follow Robert on Twitter: @robertmays Follow Nate on Twitter: @Nate_Tice Subscribe to The Athletic Football Show... Apple Spotify YouTube Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
19/01/241h 44m

In The Pocket: The Bill Belichick interview process, what we can learn from C.J. Stroud and Jordan Love, the nature of playoff rematches, and more

On the field, we're down to just eight teams still playing football this season. Off the field, we have one of the most star-studded prospective head coaching pools any of us has ever seen. Robert Mays and Chase Daniel dig into both the on- and off-field storylines on this episode of The Athletic Football Show's In The Pocket. Follow Robert on Twitter: @robertmays Follow Chase on Twitter: @ChaseDaniel Subscribe to The Athletic Football Show... Apple Spotify YouTube Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
18/01/241h 2m

The new directions being taken in Seattle, D.C. and New England (we think)

The Seahawks, Commanders and Patriots will all have new coaches in 2024. That represents massive change in Seattle and New England, and necessary change in Washington. That change, however, means different things depending on the franchise. Robert Mays is joined by The Athletic NFL beat writers Michael-Shawn Dugar (Seahawks), Ben Standig (Commanders) and Chad Graff (Patriots) to dig into each team's situation on this episode of The Athletic Football Show. Follow Robert on Twitter: @robertmays Follow Michael-Shawn on Twitter: @MikeDugar Follow Ben on Twitter: @BenStandig Follow Chad on Twitter: @ChadGraff Subscribe to The Athletic Football Show... Apple Spotify YouTube Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
17/01/241h 14m

Prospects to Pros: Breaking down Dane Brugler's two-round mock draft

Six quarterbacks, including the top-two picks, in the first two rounds? Three receivers, plus a tight end, in the top-six picks? Oh yeah, it's mock draft season. Nate Tice and Dane Brugler's dig into the latter's two-round mock on this episode of The Athletic Football Show's Prospects to Pros. Follow Nate on Twitter: @Nate_Tice Follow Dane on Twitter: @dpbrugler Subscribe to The Athletic Football Show... Apple Spotify YouTube Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
17/01/241h 12m

Wild Card Monday Recap: Buccaneers continue unlikely season with win over Eagles, and Bills take care of business

And with that, the Wild Card Round has reached its end. Robert Mays and Nate Tice break down the Buccaneers' win over the Eagles, the Bills' win over the Steelers, and a crossroads offseason on both sides of Pennsylvania on this episode of The Athletic Football Show. Follow Robert on Twitter: @robertmays Follow Nate on Twitter: @Nate_Tice Subscribe to The Athletic Football Show... Apple Spotify YouTube Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
16/01/241h

Wild Card Weekend Recap: Lions win thriller over Rams, Packers stun Cowboys, C.J. Stroud leads Texans over Browns, Chiefs take care of Dolphins

C.J. Stroud and Jordan Love spent the entire regular season announcing their arrival to the league. They both put an exclamation point on that announcement in the Wild Card round. What else? Oh, right, the Lions won the franchise's first playoff game in 32 years. The Chiefs, meanwhile, took care of business against the Dolphins. Robert Mays and Nate Tice dig into the four games we watched, as well as their implications for the rest of the playoffs and next season, on this episode of The Athletic Football Show. Follow Robert on Twitter: @robertmays Follow Nate on Twitter: @Nate_Tice Subscribe to The Athletic Football Show... Apple Spotify YouTube Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
15/01/241h 46m

Football GM: The changing of the guard

In this week's edition of the Football GM Mike and Randy discuss head coaching changes around the NFL. Their conversation starts off with a look at all the teams looking for a new head coach. From there the guys talk about retirement as Nick Saban retires as head coach at Alabama. Randy shares about his time working with Saban and what the ideal candidate needs to have to replace him. Next, the guys discuss Bill Belichick and the Patriots mutually agreeing to part ways and the Patriots hiring of Jerod Mayo to replace him. Lastly, we wrap things up with the GM notebook and playoff picks.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
13/01/241h 10m

Wild Card Round Preview; Plus, the end of the Bill Belichick Era in New England and Pete Carroll out in Seattle

The Wild Card Round is here, and Robert Mays and Nate Tice break it down as only they can on this episode of The Athletic Football Show. What would a win mean to each of the 12 teams in action? What's the most important aspect on both sides of the ball in each game? Who's a supporting player from each team you should keep your eye on? The guys answer those questions, and more. Plus, they discuss the end to the Bill Belichick era in New England, and the Pete Carroll era in Seattle. Follow Robert on Twitter: @robertmays Follow Nate on Twitter: @Nate_Tice Subscribe to The Athletic Football Show... Apple Spotify YouTube Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
12/01/242h 20m

In The Pocket: Bears fire Luke Getsy...but keep Matt Eberflus, awesome QB matchups in the Wild Card round, how gameplanning changes in the playoffs, and more

The playoffs are here, and oh boy do we have some intriguing quarterback matchups this weekend, especially on the NFC side of the bracket. Jared Goff vs. Matthew Stafford? Dak Prescott vs. Jordan Love? Yes, please. Robert Mays and Chase Daniel dig into those matchups on this episode of The Athletic Football Show's In The Pocket. Plus, the guys discuss the coaching situation in Chicago, how gameplanning changes in the playoffs, and more. Follow Robert on Twitter: @robertmays Follow Chase on Twitter: @ChaseDaniel Subscribe to The Athletic Football Show... Apple Spotify YouTube Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
11/01/2459m 41s

The 2023 TAFS NFL Awards Show: Lamar for MVP, fun battles at OPOY, DPOY and Coach of the Year, C.J. Stroud vs. Puka Nacua, and more

Before we fully turn our attention to the playoffs, we must celebrate all the greatness we saw in the regular season. Lamar Jackson for MVP! Tyreek Hill vs. Christian McCaffrey vs. CeeDee Lamb for Offensive Player of the Year. Micah Parsons vs. Myles Garrett for Defensive Player of the Year. C.J. Stroud vs. Puka Nacua for Offensive Rookie of the Year. A helluva season for the Coach of the Year award. And a whole lot more. Robert Mays and Nate Tice hand out some hardware on this episode of The Athletic Football Show. Follow Robert on Twitter: @robertmays Follow Nate on Twitter: @Nate_Tice Subscribe to The Athletic Football Show... Apple Spotify YouTube Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/01/241h 25m

Prospects to Pros: CFP Championship recap, 2024 NFL Draft order curiosities, and more

The college football season wrapped with a couple of contenders for QB4 in the 2024 NFL Draft making their closing arguments. Where might Michigan's J.J. McCarthy and Washington's Michael Penix end up on draft day? Plus, what are our early thoughts on the NFL Draft order now that the first 18 spots are locked in? Nate Tice and Dane Brugler break it down on this episode of The Athletic Football Show's Prospects to Pros. Follow Nate on Twitter: @Nate_Tice Follow Dane on Twitter: @dpbrugler Subscribe to The Athletic Football Show... Apple Spotify YouTube Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/01/2450m 50s

Black Monday fallout: Mike Vrabel, Arthur Smith and Ron Rivera out, Bill Belichick in limbo, Jim Harbaugh's NFL prospects, and more with Dianna Russini

While 14 NFL teams get ready for the playoffs, the other 18 have turned their attention to the offseason. At least six teams among those 18 will spend the immediate future looking for a new head coach. Robert Mays and Dianna Russini discuss all the Black Monday fallout on this episode of The Athletic Football Show.Follow Robert on Twitter: @robertmays Follow Dianna on Twitter: @DMRussini Subscribe to The Athletic Football Show... Apple Spotify YouTube Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
08/01/241h 22m

Week 18 Recap: The playoffs are here! Bills win AFC East, Texans win AFC South, Packers get in the dance, Arthur Smith gets fired, and more

The playoff field is set. Which Wild Card matchup can we not wait to see? Which potential matchup do we hope to get to see a couple weeks from now? Robert Mays and Nate Tice start getting pumped for the playoffs on this episode of The Athletic Football Show. Plus, C.J. Stroud and the Texans win the AFC South! Jordan Love is a dude! Is Bill Belichick done in New England?! Arthur Smith's done in Atlanta, we know that. Plus, a whole lot more. Follow Robert on Twitter: @robertmays Follow Nate on Twitter: @Nate_Tice Subscribe to The Athletic Football Show... Apple Spotify YouTube Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
08/01/241h 29m

Football GM: CFB Championship, MVP candidates and NFL big news items

In this week's Football GM edition Mike and Randy start their discussion with the College Football Championship match up. From there, the guys take a look at some of the big news around the league this week........David Tepper's incident, Dak Prescott on the rise and choices for MVP. Then lastly, we wrap things up with the GM notebook and Week 18 predictions.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
06/01/241h 16m

Week 18 Preview: Bills-Dolphins for the AFC East, Texans-Colts for a playoff spot, Packers offense vs. Bears defense, and more

The Bills and Dolphins meet on Sunday night with the AFC East on the line. The Texans and Colts meet on Saturday night with a trip to the playoffs on the line. The Packers find themselves in a win-and-in situation when they face the Bears in the latest entry in the NFL's oldest rivalry. There's little more you can ask for in the final week of the regular season. Robert Mays and Nate Tice break it down on this episode of The Athletic Football Show. Follow Robert on Twitter: @robertmays Follow Nate on Twitter: @Nate_Tice Subscribe to The Athletic Football Show... Apple Spotify YouTube Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
05/01/241h 22m

In The Pocket: Joe Flacco finds the fountain of youth, Jordan Love vs. Geno Smith, ownership's effect on players, and more

In the final regular season edition of The Athletic Football Show's In The Pocket, Robert Mays and Chase Daniel discuss Joe Flacco's rebirth, whether they'd rather see Jordan Love or Geno Smith in the playoffs, how ownership affects players, and more. Follow Robert on Twitter: @robertmays Follow Chase on Twitter: @ChaseDaniel Subscribe to The Athletic Football Show... Apple Spotify YouTube Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
04/01/241h 5m

Prospects to Pros: Michael Penix, Blake Corum, and the rest of the NFL prospects who stood out in the CFP semifinals

Michigan and Washington advanced to the CFP National Championship Game with wins in the semifinals on New Year's Day. They did it on the strength of individual performances from players who will be in the 2024 NFL Draft, most notably Washington quarterback Michael Penix. Nate Tice and Dane Brugler dig into those performances, and take a quick look ahead to the championship game, on this episode of The Athletic Football Show's Prospects to Pros. Follow Nate on Twitter: @Nate_Tice Follow Dane on Twitter: @dpbrugler Subscribe to The Athletic Football Show... Apple Spotify YouTube Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
03/01/2448m 51s

Keefer and the Beats: How Flacco saved the Browns, why the Ravens aren't running from past failures & inside the Russell Wilson benching in Denver

In the Week 17 edition of Keefer and the Beats, The Athletic's Zak Keefer discusses Cleveland's surge with Zac Jackson, Baltimore's recent dominance with Jeff Zrebiec untangles Denver's mess with Russell Wilson, his contract and his murky future with the organization with beat writer Nick Kosmider. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
02/01/241h 6m

Week 17 Recap: Ravens and 49ers clinch 1-seeds, Lamar locks up (most likely) the MVP, crazy Cowboys-Lions finish, playoff races coming down to the wire, and more

Okay, NOW the playoff picture is starting to come into focus. And it all starts with the Ravens and 49ers, the respective 1-seeds in the AFC and NFC. But it was the Lions and Cowboys who played the game of the week in Week 17. That's where Robert Mays and Nate Tice start the Week 17 recap edition of The Athletic Football Show. The guys also discuss the Ravens, Lamar Jackson's likely second MVP, the great seasons in Houston and Indianapolis—regardless of what happens in Week 18—the massive letdown for the Eagles, and much more. Follow Robert on Twitter: @robertmays Follow Nate on Twitter: @Nate_Tice Subscribe to The Athletic Football Show... Apple Spotify YouTube Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
01/01/241h 33m

Football GM: TNF, Russell Wilson benched, AFC and NFC updates

As the regular season is nearing an end there are a lot of looming questions. Mike and Randy discuss these questions that present opportunities for teams to write their own legacy. Then the guys take a look at teams that could flip a switch heading into the playoffs. Lastly, we wrap things up with the GM notebook and Week 17 picks.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
30/12/231h 24m

Week 17 Preview: Lions-Cowboys, Dolphins-Ravens, NFC South intrigue, Wild Card races, and more

A lazy show description writer would tell you that the playoffs are starting to come into focus, mostly because that's what people say this time of year. But in 2023, the picture isn't exactly coming into focus. Sure, seven teams have clinched playoff spots, but six divisions and both No. 1 seeds remain up for grabs. Plus, eight teams NOT currently in playoff position are within one game of a playoff spot. It's going to be a crazy final two weeks of the season. Robert Mays and Nate Tice are here to break down what's coming our way in Week 17 on this episode of The Athletic Football Show. Follow Robert on Twitter: @robertmays Follow Nate on Twitter: @Nate_Tice Subscribe to The Athletic Football Show... Apple Spotify YouTube Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
29/12/231h 16m

Browns clinch playoff berth with win over Jets on TNF

Our Thursday night series in 2023 started with the Lions upsetting the Chiefs in what proved to be a sign of things to come. It ended with the Browns clinching a playoff berth with a win over the Jets. Robert Mays and Nate Tice break down the latter on this episode of The Athletic Football Show. Follow Robert on Twitter: @robertmays Follow Nate on Twitter: @Nate_Tice Subscribe to The Athletic Football Show... Apple Spotify YouTube Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
29/12/2329m 4s

In The Pocket: Taking an early ride on the 2024 QB Carousel

Denver and Washington indicated through moves they made on Wednesday that they will be on the quarterback carousel in 2024. Who might join them? Who might avoid the ride? Robert Mays and Chase Daniel dig into that on this episode of The Athletic Football Show's In The Pocket. Follow Robert on Twitter: @robertmays Follow Chase on Twitter: @ChaseDaniel Subscribe to The Athletic Football Show... Apple Spotify YouTube Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
28/12/231h 5m

Prospects to Pros: College Football Playoff Preview — Michigan vs. Alabama, Washington vs. Texas

January 1, 2024, brings not only the hope and excitement of a new year, but also the College Football Playoff semifinals. Nate Tice and Dane Brugler preview Michigan vs. Alabama and Washington vs. Texas with an eye, as always, on the prospects who will do most of their work on Sundays in 2024 on this episode of The Athletic Football Show's Prospects to Pros. Follow Nate on Twitter: @Nate_Tice Follow Dane on Twitter: @dpbrugler Subscribe to The Athletic Football Show... Apple Spotify YouTube Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
27/12/2344m 56s

Week 16 Recap: Ravens knock off 49ers, Dolphins get huge win over Cowboys, Lions clinch NFC North, and more

The Game of the Season did not disappoint, especially if you're a Ravens fan. Robert Mays and Nate Tice kick off the Week 16 recap episode of The Athletic Football Show with the Ravens' big win over the 49ers, a matchup we very well could see again in the middle of February. Plus, the guys discuss the Dolphins' win over the Cowboys, the Lions' first division title in 30 years, the Browns' ceiling in the playoffs, and a whole lot more. Follow Robert on Twitter: @robertmays Follow Nate on Twitter: @Nate_Tice Subscribe to The Athletic Football Show... Apple Spotify YouTube Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
26/12/231h 37m

Football GM: The Rams are rolling right now, the Packers rocking with Jordan Love and the Eagles not quite in panic mode yet

In this week's edition of the Football GM Mike and Randy start their discussion on how the Rams are clicking on all cylinders. Then the discussion shifts to a look at a name that hasn't been thrown around in the upcoming NFL draft. After that the guys discuss the Packers and where they are right now with Jordan Love. And then we stay in the NFC to discuss whether or not it's panic time for the Eagles. Lastly, we end the discussion with the GM Notebook and Week 16 picks. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
23/12/231h 12m

Week 16 Preview: Ravens-49ers is the Game of the Year, Cowboys-Dolphins matchup, the surprisingly fun Buccaneers offense, and more

It's the most wonderful time of the year, alright. While some people would say that because of the holidays, others would say that because we get the Game of the Year on Monday night when the Ravens and 49ers get together in San Francisco. That's where Robert Mays and Nate Tice kick off the Week 16 Preview edition of The Athletic Football Show. The guys also dig into Cowboys-Dolphins, the Buccaneers offense, and more. Follow Robert on Twitter: @robertmays Follow Nate on Twitter: @Nate_Tice Subscribe to The Athletic Football Show... Apple Spotify YouTube Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
22/12/231h 14m

Thursday Postgame: Rams run over Saints 30-22

TAFS go LIVE on YouTube to break down the Los Angeles Rams' 30-22 victory over the New Orleans Saints, the offensive love affair happening in LA, and the lack-of-return New Orleans is getting on Derek Carr so far. WATCH: https://youtube.com/live/Unq5_BdMdJ0?feature=share Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
22/12/2329m 42s

In The Pocket: Trevor Lawrence and Jared Goff, the Cowboys' home/road splits, and more

Is the existing Trevor Lawrence narrative correct? Can the Lions win the Super Bowl with Jared Goff, if not this season then at some point in the near future? Robert Mays and Chase Daniel dig into those questions, and more, on this episode of The Athletic Football Show's In The Pocket. Follow Robert on Twitter: @robertmays Follow Chase on Twitter: @ChaseDaniel Subscribe to The Athletic Football Show... Apple Spotify YouTube Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
21/12/231h 1m

Prospects to Pros: Ohio State-Missouri, Penn State-Mississippi, and the best of the rest of the non-CFP bowls

We might be impatiently waiting for Michigan-Alabama and Washington-Texas, but there is plenty of college football goodness coming our way before we get to the Playoff. Nate Tice and Dane Brugler dig into the best of the non-playoff bowls from an NFL Draft perspective on this episode of The Athletic Football Show's Prospects to Pros. Follow Nate on Twitter: @Nate_Tice Follow Dane on Twitter: @dpbrugler Subscribe to The Athletic Football Show... Apple Spotify YouTube Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
20/12/2352m 49s

Keefer and the Beats: Brandon Staley's downfall, Sean McVay's rebound, and Mark Davis' next head coaching search

Keefer and the Beats, takes a west coast swing this week, starting with Daniel Popper's insight into the Chargers' firings. Then, Zak stays in Los Angeles to discuss how Sean McVay and Matthew Stafford have revived the Rams with Jourdan Rodrigue. Finally, Tashan Reed gets into his conversation with Raiders owner Mark Davis and whether Antonio Pierce could be the solution at head coach. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
19/12/231h 6m

Week 15 Recap: Bills dominate Cowboys, Ravens stay atop AFC, Lions and Dolphins shine, Purdy does it again, and more

The Bills were one of the big winners of Week 15, and loom as one of the most dangerous teams in the AFC...if they can just get into the playoffs. Then there's the Ravens, who remained atop the AFC with a win over the Jaguars. That's where Robert Mays and Nate Tice start this episode of The Athletic Football Show. The guys also discuss the Lions and Dolphins getting back on track, the good weekend for teams that call Ohio home, the Rams' seemingly clear path to the playoffs, and more. Follow Robert on Twitter: @robertmays Follow Nate on Twitter: @Nate_Tice Subscribe to The Athletic Football Show... Apple Spotify YouTube Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
18/12/231h 27m

Football GM: Brandon Staley out, a TNF beatdown and QB observations

The LA Chargers made the move to fire HC Brandon Staley - Mike and Randy discuss the somewhat not so surprise firing of Staley. From there - we focus on the Raiders team- record 63 points on TNF. After that - we observe some of the QB's around the league talent and skill level. Lastly, the conversation ends with the GM notebook and Week 16 predictions.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
16/12/231h 18m

Week 15 Preview: Cowboys-Bills, AFC hierarchy, Wild Card friskiness on Saturday, and more

Cowboys-Bills is the marquee game of the weekend, and with good reason. On one side, we have a Cowboys team that looks like one of the Super Bowl favorites, led by an MVP frontrunner. On the other, we have a Bills team that could make a deep playoff run, if only it, you know, makes the playoffs. Robert Mays and Nate Tice dig deep into that game on this episode of The Athletic Football Show. The guys also discuss the AFC hierarchy, what the Eagles and Seahawks need to do to get right, the potential friskiness of Wild Card contenders playing on Saturday, the Chargers debacle, and more. Follow Robert on Twitter: @robertmays Follow Nate on Twitter: @Nate_Tice Subscribe to The Athletic Football Show... Apple Spotify YouTube Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
15/12/231h 33m

In The Pocket: Building around Justin Herbert, the Bears' Justin Fields vs. #1 pick question, the legend of Tommy Cutlets, and more

A couple of Justins are going to be among the most interesting characters this NFL offseason. First, how are the Chargers going to build around Justin Herbert to finally get the most out of him? Second, with the Bears likely to get the first overall pick in the 2024 NFL Draft, what is Justin Fields' future? Robert Mays and Chase Daniel dig into that, and plenty more, on this episode of The Athletic Football Show's In The Pocket. Follow Robert on Twitter: @robertmays Follow Chase on Twitter: @ChaseDaniel Subscribe to The Athletic Football Show... Apple Spotify YouTube Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
14/12/231h 8m

Prospects to Pros: Wading through underclassmen draft declarations and the transfer portal

It's the middle of December, the time when seemingly countless college football players are on the move. Some of those players are headed to the draft. Others are headed to new programs, via the transfer portal. Nate Tice and Dane Brugler dig into both groups of players on this episode of The Athletic Football Show's Prospects to Pros. Follow Nate on Twitter: @Nate_Tice Follow Dane on Twitter: @dpbrugler Subscribe to The Athletic Football Show... Apple Spotify YouTube Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
13/12/231h

Keefer and the Beats: Jake Browning gives the Bengals hope, the Lions recent issues, and Zach Wilson's wild week

In the Week 14 edition of Keefer and the Beats, Zak Keefer digs into the Bengals' resurgence with Jake Browning at QB with Paul Dehner, Jr.; the Lions' late-season skid and the worries that are growing in Detroit with Colton Pouncy; and Zach Wilson's return to the starting lineup for the Jets with Zack Rosenblatt. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
12/12/2354m 56s

Week 14 Recap: Cowboys get their big win, Bills beat Chiefs, Lions and Texans disappoint, and more

The Cowboys? They're in first place in the NFC East. The 49ers? They now lead the entire conference. The Bills? They're right back in this thing. And the Wild Card races? Well, the Wild Card races stay wild. Robert Mays and Nate Tice dig into all the key Week 14 results and stories on this episode of The Athletic Football Show. Follow Robert on Twitter: @robertmays Follow Nate on Twitter: @Nate_Tice Subscribe to The Athletic Football Show... Apple Spotify YouTube Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
11/12/231h 27m

Football GM: Changes looming in Pittsburgh, a rough week hits Buffalo, and a look at the ownership level

Mike and Randy take a look at a few things around the league starting with what needs to change in Pittsburgh......some of the things going on and off the field in Buffalo......and thoughts on the ownership level in the NFL. Lastly the guys get into the GM notebook and their Week 14 predictions.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
09/12/231h 18m

Week 14 Preview: Eagles-Cowboys battle for first, Bills-Chiefs need the wins, Ravens-Rams and more

The Dallas Cowboys host the Philadelphia Eagles with a ton on the line in the NFC. Plus, the Bills-Chiefs doesn't quite have the luster it once did, but why? The Rams offense looks to stay hot against the gauntlet of the Ravens defense, CJ Stroud vs. the Jets defense, Trevor Lawrence magically heals himself, Jake Browning goes for another W and more with Robert Mays and Nate Tice. Watch on YouTube - https://youtu.be/iIXJb9deZtE Follow Robert on Twitter: @robertmays Follow Nate on Twitter: @Nate_Tice Subscribe to The Athletic Football Show... Apple Spotify YouTube Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
08/12/231h 17m

In The Pocket: Dak Prescott vs. Brock Purdy for MVP, Jake Browning's heroics, and more

What would you have said if you found out in August that Dak Prescott vs. Brock Purdy for MVP would be a major talking point in the first week of December? That's exactly where we are, and where Robert Mays and Chase Daniel begin this episode of The Athletic Football Show's In The Pocket. They also get into Jake Browning's MNF heroics and plenty more. Follow Robert on Twitter: @robertmays Follow Chase on Twitter: @ChaseDaniel Subscribe to The Athletic Football Show... Apple Spotify YouTube Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
07/12/2357m 13s

Prospects to Pros: Heisman finalists and the P2P maibag

With the regular season behind us, Nate Tice and Dane Brugler dig into the mailbag on this episode of The Athletic Football Show's Prospects to Pros. Plus, the guys discuss this year's Heisman finalists, headlined by favorite, and Dane's QB3, LSU quarterback Jayden Daniels. Follow Nate on Twitter: @Nate_Tice Follow Dane on Twitter: @dpbrugler Subscribe to The Athletic Football Show... Apple Spotify YouTube Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
06/12/231h 6m

Keefer and the Beats: One of the worst losses of the Mike Tomlin era in Pittsburgh? What's gone wrong in Buffalo, and can the Bills save their season? And a look at the first-place Falcons

In Week 13 of Keefer and the Beats, Zak Keefer digs into the flawed Pittsburgh Steelers with Mike DeFabo, the disappointing season and the Sean McDermott, Ken Dorsey and Josh Allen conversation in Buffalo with Tim Graham, and the Desmond Ridder conundrum in Atlanta as the Falcons remain in first place with Josh Kendall. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
05/12/231h 2m

Week 13 Recap: Niners crush Eagles, Packers knock off Chiefs, Wild Card races heat up, and more

The 49ers looked like the class of the league in their dismantling of the Eagles in Week 13. The Packers, meanwhile, wrapped up the day with a huge win over the Chiefs. Robert Mays and Nate Tice are here to break it all down on this episode of The Athletic Football Show. Follow Robert on Twitter: @robertmays Follow Nate on Twitter: @Nate_Tice Subscribe to The Athletic Football Show... Apple Spotify YouTube Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
04/12/231h 26m

Football GM: A unique TNF match up, 2024 QB draft class and Week 13 predictions

Mike and Randy start their discussion with Week 13 odd and unique TNF match up, Then the guys take a look at some of the quarterbacks that will be a part of the NFL 2024 draft class. From there they share their thoughts on Frank Reich firing. And then lastly, the guys wrap up their discussion with the GM notebook and their Week 13 predictions.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
02/12/231h 6m

Week 13 Preview: 49ers-Eagles and the top of the NFC, sizing up the NFC Wild Card race, diagnosing issues on the Lions defense, and more

The 49ers and Eagles meet on Sunday for the first time since last year's NFC Championship Game, and that provides us a chance to check in on the hierarchy of the conference. Beyond the top of the NFC, the Lions have issues on defense, and a quartet of teams are going to give us a super fun wild card race the rest of the way. Robert Mays and Nate Tice dig into all that and more on this episode of The Athletic Football Show. Follow Robert on Twitter: @robertmays Follow Nate on Twitter: @Nate_Tice Subscribe to The Athletic Football Show... Apple Spotify YouTube Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
01/12/231h 27m

In The Pocket: Jordan Love's play, Russell Wilson's mini-turnaround, Andy Dalton's role in Bryce Young's growth, and more

Do the Packers have another decade-long starter on their hands? Jordan Love has certainly looked the part the last few weeks, and that's where Robert Mays and Chase Daniel begin on this episode of The Athletic Football Show's In The Pocket. They also talk about Russell Wilson's mini-turnaround, why certain successful coordinators become good head coaches and others don't, and Andy Dalton's role in Bryce Young's growth after the firing of Frank Reich. Follow Robert on Twitter: @robertmays Follow Chase on Twitter: @ChaseDaniel Subscribe to The Athletic Football Show... Apple Spotify YouTube Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
30/11/231h 5m

Prospects to Pros: Mock Draft Madness and Championship Week check-in

Nate Tice and Dane Brugler have both released mock drafts recently. Let's talk about 'em! That's what the guys do on this episode of The Athletic Football Show's Prospects to Pros. Then, the guys check in on this weekend's conference championship games. Follow Nate on Twitter: @Nate_Tice Follow Dane on Twitter: @dpbrugler Subscribe to The Athletic Football Show... Apple Spotify YouTube Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
29/11/231h 8m

Keefer and the Beats: Frank Reich is out, the Eagles are very in, the Chargers remain flawed, and the Colts are surprise playoff contenders

On the Week 12 edition of Keefer and the Beats, Zak Keefer discusses the Frank Reich firing in Carolina with Joe Person, the Eagles' dramatic win over the Bills with Brooks Kubena, the Chargers' inherent flaws with Daniel Popper, and if the Colts' playoff-contention status with James Boyd. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
28/11/231h 21m

Week 12 Recap: Eagles beat Bills in OT thriller, Jaguars outlast Texans, the wild AFC Wild Card race, and more

The Eagles and Bills gave us an instant classic in Week 12, with both teams ending up with familiar results: the Eagles with a win, and the Bills with a bewildering, frustrating loss. That's where Robert Mays and Nate Tice begin this episode of The Athletic Football Show. The guys also talk the Jaguars scoring a big win over the Texans, the AFC Wild Card picture, and more. Follow Robert on Twitter: @robertmays Follow Nate on Twitter: @Nate_Tice Subscribe to The Athletic Football Show... Apple Spotify YouTube Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
27/11/231h 22m

Week 12 Preview: Jaguars-Texans, Bills-Eagles, digging deep on the Dolphins, Patriots-Giants Tankathon Watch, and more

Allow The Athletic Football Show to be your favorite appetizer, side dish, main course or dessert this Thanksgiving. On this Week 12 preview episode, Robert Mays and Nate Tice dig into the huge Jaguars-Texans and Bills-Eagles games, go under the hood on the Dolphins, and consider the NFL Draft ramifications of the Patriots-Giants matchup. All that, plus a look at a couple other games, picks, and more! Follow Robert on Twitter: @robertmays Follow Nate on Twitter: @Nate_Tice Subscribe to The Athletic Football Show... Apple Spotify YouTube Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
23/11/231h 14m

In The Pocket: Justin Fields' return, Dak Prescott at his best, the full picture of 2023 Patrick Mahomes, and playing on Thanksgiving

On this Thanksgiving week edition of The Athletic Football Show's In The Pocket, Robert Mays and Chase Daniel discuss Justin Fields' excellent play in his return, Dak Prescott having potentially his best season, and the overall state of play in Kansas City for Patrick Mahomes. Then, Chase shares memories on what it's like to play in one of the Thanksgiving Day games. Follow Robert on Twitter: @robertmays Follow Chase on Twitter: @ChaseDaniel Subscribe to The Athletic Football Show... Apple Spotify YouTube Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
22/11/2358m 47s

Prospects to Pros: Best players to watch on Rivalry Weekend

Dane Brugler and Nate Tice return to talk all things NFL Draft as the college football season nears an end, but first...RIVALRY WEEKEND. Dane and Nate tell you which players have NFL potential for all the biggest matchups this weekend, including Ohio State vs. Michigan, Alabama vs. Auburn, prospects in the Oregon vs. Oregon State game and much more. 0:00 Ohio State & Michigan prospects 27:19 Alabama & Auburn prospects 33:14 Oregon & Oregon St. 44:32 Florida &. Florida St. 52:18 Clemson & South Carolina / UNC & NC State New to Etsy? Use the code HOLIDAY10 for ten percent off your first purchase. That’s code HOLIDAY10. Maximum discount value of fifty dollars. Expires December 31st, 2023. See terms at Etsy dot com slash terms.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
22/11/231h 10m

Keefer and the Beats: The Broncos' climb, the Bears looming QB dilemma, and the Cardinals' Kyler question

From 1-5 to 5-5? The misconceptions of Russell Wilson and Sean Payton, and how they've turned things around in Denver, with Broncos beat writer Nick Kosmider; the questions facing the Bears, starting with Justin Fields playing for his future, with beat writer Adam Jahns; and finally, a look into Kyler Murray's return in Arizona and how it will play into the Cardinals' long-term thinking with Doug Haller.Follow Zak on Twitter: @zkeefer Follow Adam on Twitter: @adamjahns Follow Nick on Twitter: @NickKosmider Follow Doug on Twitter: @doughaller Subscribe to The Athletic Football Show... Apple Spotify YouTube New to Etsy? Use the code HOLIDAY10 for ten percent off your first purchase. That’s code HOLIDAY10. Maximum discount value of fifty dollars. Expires December 31st, 2023. See terms at Etsy dot com slash terms.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
21/11/231h 1m

Week 11 Recap: Bills get back on track, Browns score a huge win, NFC's best takes care of business, and more

The big news of Week 11 took place toward the bottom of the AFC playoff picture, where the Bills and Browns picked up huge wins. That's where Robert Mays and Nate Tice begin the Week 11 recap episode of The Athletic Football Show. The guys also discuss the Jaguars offense getting back on track, the NFC's upper crust taking care of business, C.J. Stroud doing C.J. Stroud things, and more. Follow Robert on Twitter: @robertmays Follow Nate on Twitter: @Nate_Tice Subscribe to The Athletic Football Show... Apple Spotify YouTube New to Etsy? Use the code HOLIDAY10 for ten percent off your first purchase. That’s code HOLIDAY10. Maximum discount value of fifty dollars. Expires December 31st, 2023. See terms at Etsy dot com slash terms.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
20/11/231h 16m

Football GM: Costly injury on TNF, Deshaun Watson out for the season, and the Bills in disarray

In this Week 11 edition of the Football GM Mike and Randy pondered the questions of....could this be it for the Bengals postseason hopes....does the air go out for the Browns after losing Watson for the season and what to make of the Bills in disarray. From there the guys discuss the GM notebook and make their Week 12 predictions.  Follow Mike on Twitter: @SandoNFL Follow Rabndy on Twitter: @RandyMueller_ Subscribe to The Athletic Football Show... Apple Spotify YouTube This episode is brought to you by BetterHelp. Find your bright spot this season, with BetterHelp. Visit BetterHelp dot com slash MAYS today to get 10% off your first month. Right now, you can try LinkedIn Sales Navigator and get a sixty-day free trial at LinkedIn dot com slash MAYS23. That is LinkedIn dot com slash MAYS23 for a 60-day free trial. Let LinkedIn Sales Navigator help you sell like a superstar today! Just go to LinkedIn dot com slash MAYS23 and get started. New to Etsy? Use the code HOLIDAY10 for ten percent off your first purchase. That’s code HOLIDAY10. Maximum discount value of fifty dollars. Expires December 31st, 2023. See terms at Etsy dot com slash terms.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
18/11/231h 16m

Week 11 Preview: Eagles-Chiefs rematch, desperation in Buffalo, the Jaguars' continued offensive missteps, and more

The last time we saw the Eagles and Chiefs share a football field, they gave us a Super Bowl for the ages. Their matchup on Monday might not have quite the same stakes, but it is the highlight of Week 11. Robert Mays and Nate Tice preview that game, and get into a whole lot more, on this episode of The Athletic Football Show. Follow Robert on Twitter: @robertmays Follow Nate on Twitter: @Nate_Tice Subscribe to The Athletic Football Show... Apple Spotify YouTube This episode is brought to you by BetterHelp. Find your bright spot this season, with BetterHelp. Visit BetterHelp dot com slash MAYS today to get 10% off your first month. Right now, you can try LinkedIn Sales Navigator and get a sixty-day free trial at LinkedIn dot com slash MAYS23. That is LinkedIn dot com slash MAYS23 for a 60-day free trial. Let LinkedIn Sales Navigator help you sell like a superstar today! Just go to LinkedIn dot com slash MAYS23 and get started. New to Etsy? Use the code HOLIDAY10 for ten percent off your first purchase. That’s code HOLIDAY10. Maximum discount value of fifty dollars. Expires December 31st, 2023. See terms at Etsy dot com slash terms. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
17/11/231h 23m

In The Pocket: Comparing CJ Stroud & Bryce Young + was the Bills firing warranted?

Chase Daniel returns for this version of In The Pocket to shed some light on the Ken Dorsey firing in Buffalo. Was it warranted? Plus, does the Panthers offense have a chance to turn things around and save jobs in Carolina with Bryce Young under center? What are the biggest differences between the success CJ Stroud is having in Houston, versus the lack of success Bryce is having with the Panthers? All that and more on this edition of In The Pocket. Follow Chase on Twitter: @ChaseDaniel Follow Robert on Twitter: @RobertMays Subscribe to The Athletic Football Show... Apple Spotify YouTube This episode is brought to you by BetterHelp. Find your bright spot this season, with BetterHelp. Visit BetterHelp dot com slash MAYS today to get 10% off your first month. Right now, you can try LinkedIn Sales Navigator and get a sixty-day free trial at LinkedIn dot com slash MAYS23. That is LinkedIn dot com slash MAYS23 for a 60-day free trial. Let LinkedIn Sales Navigator help you sell like a superstar today! Just go to LinkedIn dot com slash MAYS23 and get started. New to Etsy? Use the code HOLIDAY10 for ten percent off your first purchase. That’s code HOLIDAY10. Maximum discount value of fifty dollars. Expires December 31st, 2023. See terms at Etsy dot com slash terms. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
16/11/231h 4m

Prospects to Pros: Jayden Daniels rises, and a check-in on the 2024 WR, TE and RB classes

Jayden Daniels is putting together an incredible season for LSU, and it just might have his draft stock on the rise. Nate Tice and Dane Brugler dig into Daniels' play on this episode of The Athletic Football Show's Prospects to Pros. They also dive deep on the 2024 receiver, tight end and running back classes. Follow Nate on Twitter: @Nate_Tice Follow Dane on Twitter: @dpbrugler Subscribe to The Athletic Football Show... Apple Spotify YouTube This episode is brought to you by BetterHelp. Find your bright spot this season, with BetterHelp. Visit BetterHelp dot com slash MAYS today to get 10% off your first month. Right now, you can try LinkedIn Sales Navigator and get a sixty-day free trial at LinkedIn dot com slash MAYS23. That is LinkedIn dot com slash MAYS23 for a 60-day free trial. Let LinkedIn Sales Navigator help you sell like a superstar today! Just go to LinkedIn dot com slash MAYS23 and get started. New to Etsy? Use the code HOLIDAY10 for ten percent off your first purchase. That’s code HOLIDAY10. Maximum discount value of fifty dollars. Expires December 31st, 2023. See terms at Etsy dot com slash terms. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
15/11/2351m 14s

Keefer and the Beats: The Browns get a big win, The 49ers end their slump, and the Packers amass more questions

In this Week 10 edition of Keefer and the Beats, Zak discusses the uniqueness of what Week 10 presented with The Athletic NFL beat writers Zac Jackson (Browns), Matt Scheidman (Packers) and Matt Barrows (49ers). The discussion starts off with the Browns season turning moment of their wild finish against the Ravens. Then we move on to the Packers and discuss all the questions surrounding them. And then lastly, the 49ers, could this be an end to their slump?  Follow Zak on Twitter: @zkeefer Follow Zac on Twitter: @AkronJackson Follow Matt S on Twitter: @mattschneidman Follow Matt B on Twitter: @mattbarrows Subscribe to The Athletic Football Show... Apple Spotify YouTube This episode is brought to you by BetterHelp. Find your bright spot this season, with BetterHelp. Visit BetterHelp dot com slash MAYS today to get 10% off your first month. Right now, you can try LinkedIn Sales Navigator and get a sixty-day free trial at LinkedIn dot com slash MAYS23. That is LinkedIn dot com slash MAYS23 for a 60-day free trial. Let LinkedIn Sales Navigator help you sell like a superstar today! Just go to LinkedIn dot com slash MAYS23 and get started. New to Etsy? Use the code HOLIDAY10 for ten percent off your first purchase. That’s code HOLIDAY10. Maximum discount value of fifty dollars. Expires December 31st, 2023. See terms at Etsy dot com slash terms. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
14/11/2353m 45s

Week 10 Recap: Texans stun Bengals, Browns beat Ravens, Lions-Chargers fireworks, jam-packed AFC playoff race, and more

Who had the best win in Week 10...the Texans, Browns or Lions? There may not be a definitive answer, and that's part of what made this such a great Sunday in the NFL. Robert Mays and Nate Tice are here to break it down on this episode of The Athletic Football Show. Follow Robert on Twitter: @robertmays Follow Nate on Twitter: @Nate_Tice Subscribe to The Athletic Football Show... Apple Spotify YouTube This episode is brought to you by BetterHelp. Find your bright spot this season, with BetterHelp. Visit BetterHelp dot com slash MAYS today to get 10% off your first month. Right now, you can try LinkedIn Sales Navigator and get a sixty-day free trial at LinkedIn dot com slash MAYS23. That is LinkedIn dot com slash MAYS23 for a 60-day free trial. Let LinkedIn Sales Navigator help you sell like a superstar today! Just go to LinkedIn dot com slash MAYS23 and get started. New to Etsy? Use the code HOLIDAY10 for ten percent off your first purchase. That’s code HOLIDAY10. Maximum discount value of fifty dollars. Expires December 31st, 2023. See terms at Etsy dot com slash terms. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
13/11/231h 28m

Football GM: Struggles in TNF, likely MVP candidates and Week 10 predictions

In this episode of the Football GM, Mike and Randy go over the struggles from the Panthers and Bears in TNF and Frank Reich's ability to take less and do more. Then the conversation shifts to a discussion on the likelihood of this being the year we see a non-QB win MVP. And then lastly, the GM notebook, Week 10 predictions and more.  Follow Mike on Twitter: @SandoNFL Follow Randy on Twitter: @RandyMueller_ Subscribe to The Athletic Football Show... Apple Spotify YouTube This episode is brought to you by BetterHelp. Give online therapy a try at betterhelp.com/MAYSand get on your way to being your best self. Find your bright spot this season, with BetterHelp. Visit BetterHelp dot com slash MAYS today to get 10% off your first month. That’s better HELP dot com slash MAYS. Sign up for a one-dollar-per-month trial period at SHOPIFY DOT COM SLASH mays. Go to SHOPIFY DOT COM SLASH mays now to grow your business–no matter what stage you’re in. SHOPIFY DOT COM SLASH mays. You’ll be amazed at what you can do with Grammarly. Go to grammarly.com/ATHLETICFOOTBALL to download for FREE today. That’s G-R-A-M-M-A-R-L-Y DOT COM SLASH ATHLETICFOOTBALL. New to Etsy? Use the code HOLIDAY10 for ten percent off your first purchase. That’s code HOLIDAY10. Maximum discount value of fifty dollars. Expires December 31st, 2023. See terms at Etsy dot com slash terms. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
11/11/231h 12m

Week 10 Preview: Midseason Awards, 49ers-Jaguars, Browns-Ravens, and more

We are at the halfway point of the NFL regular season, which makes this a perfect time to hand out some hardware. Robert Mays and Nate Tice award winners at midseason on this episode of The Athletic Football Show. The guys then turn their attention to Week 10, diving into the big game between the 49ers and Jaguars, the chess match between the Ravens offense and Browns defense, and more. Follow Robert on Twitter: @robertmays Follow Nate on Twitter: @Nate_Tice Subscribe to The Athletic Football Show... Apple Spotify YouTube This episode is brought to you by BetterHelp. Give online therapy a try at betterhelp.com/MAYSand get on your way to being your best self. Find your bright spot this season, with BetterHelp. Visit BetterHelp dot com slash MAYS today to get 10% off your first month. That’s better HELP dot com slash MAYS. Sign up for a one-dollar-per-month trial period at SHOPIFY DOT COM SLASH mays. Go to SHOPIFY DOT COM SLASH mays now to grow your business–no matter what stage you’re in. SHOPIFY DOT COM SLASH mays. You’ll be amazed at what you can do with Grammarly. Go to grammarly.com/ATHLETICFOOTBALL to download for FREE today. That’s G-R-A-M-M-A-R-L-Y DOT COM SLASH ATHLETICFOOTBALL. New to Etsy? Use the code HOLIDAY10 for ten percent off your first purchase. That’s code HOLIDAY10. Maximum discount value of fifty dollars. Expires December 31st, 2023. See terms at Etsy dot com slash terms. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/11/231h 39m

In The Pocket: Will Levis takes over, Joe Burrow is back, how teams are using tempo, and more

Every football fan knows that Joe Burrow is great. But do we all know why he's great? Robert Mays and Chase Daniel dig into that question on this episode of The Athletic Football Show's In The Pocket. The guys also discuss Will Levis taking over in Tennessee, how teams are using tempo this season, and more. Follow Robert on Twitter: @robertmays Follow Chase on Twitter: @ChaseDaniel Subscribe to The Athletic Football Show... Apple Spotify YouTube This episode is brought to you by BetterHelp. Give online therapy a try at betterhelp.com/MAYSand get on your way to being your best self. Find your bright spot this season, with BetterHelp. Visit BetterHelp dot com slash MAYS today to get 10% off your first month. That’s better HELP dot com slash MAYS. Sign up for a one-dollar-per-month trial period at SHOPIFY DOT COM SLASH mays. Go to SHOPIFY DOT COM SLASH mays now to grow your business–no matter what stage you’re in. SHOPIFY DOT COM SLASH mays. You’ll be amazed at what you can do with Grammarly. Go to grammarly.com/ATHLETICFOOTBALL to download for FREE today. That’s G-R-A-M-M-A-R-L-Y DOT COM SLASH ATHLETICFOOTBALL. New to Etsy? Use the code HOLIDAY10 for ten percent off your first purchase. That’s code HOLIDAY10. Maximum discount value of fifty dollars. Expires December 31st, 2023. See terms at Etsy dot com slash terms. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
09/11/231h 10m

Prospects to Pros: Top rookies at the halfway mark of the NFL season, and this weekend's biggest college games

Nate Tice and Dane Brugler shift their attention—mostly—to the NFL side of the equation on this episode of The Athletic Football Show's Prospects to Pros. The guys highlight the play of the top rookies at each position this season. They couldn't leave the Prospects side of the equation untouched, though. After wrapping up their rookie discussion, they discuss the biggest college games of the weekend from an NFL Draft perspective. Follow Nate on Twitter: @Nate_Tice Follow Dane on Twitter: @dpbrugler Subscribe to The Athletic Football Show... Apple Spotify YouTube This episode is brought to you by BetterHelp. Give online therapy a try at betterhelp.com/MAYSand get on your way to being your best self. Find your bright spot this season, with BetterHelp. Visit BetterHelp dot com slash MAYS today to get 10% off your first month. That’s better HELP dot com slash MAYS. Sign up for a one-dollar-per-month trial period at SHOPIFY DOT COM SLASH mays. Go to SHOPIFY DOT COM SLASH mays now to grow your business–no matter what stage you’re in. SHOPIFY DOT COM SLASH mays. You’ll be amazed at what you can do with Grammarly. Go to grammarly.com/ATHLETICFOOTBALL to download for FREE today. That’s G-R-A-M-M-A-R-L-Y DOT COM SLASH ATHLETICFOOTBALL. New to Etsy? Use the code HOLIDAY10 for ten percent off your first purchase. That’s code HOLIDAY10. Maximum discount value of fifty dollars. Expires December 31st, 2023. See terms at Etsy dot com slash terms. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
08/11/231h 14m

Keefer (but this week, Robert) and the Beats: The Commanders choose a path, the Giants lose their QB, and the Vikings have a new folk hero

Zak Keefer spent the week in Germany for Chiefs-Dolphins, so Robert Mays takes his chair on this week's episode of Keefer and the Beats. Robert is joined by The Athletic NFL beat writers Ben Standig, Dan Duggan and Alec Lewis to discuss the Commanders finally choosing a path, the huge decisions facing the Giants, and the birth of a folk hero in Minnesota. Follow Robert on Twitter: @robertmays Follow Ben on Twitter: @BenStandig Follow Dan on Twitter: @DDuggan21 Follow Alec on Twitter: @alec_lewis Subscribe to The Athletic Football Show... Apple Spotify YouTube This episode is brought to you by BetterHelp. Give online therapy a try at betterhelp.com/MAYSand get on your way to being your best self. Find your bright spot this season, with BetterHelp. Visit BetterHelp dot com slash MAYS today to get 10% off your first month. That’s better HELP dot com slash MAYS. Sign up for a one-dollar-per-month trial period at SHOPIFY DOT COM SLASH mays. Go to SHOPIFY DOT COM SLASH mays now to grow your business–no matter what stage you’re in. SHOPIFY DOT COM SLASH mays. You’ll be amazed at what you can do with Grammarly. Go to grammarly.com/ATHLETICFOOTBALL to download for FREE today. That’s G-R-A-M-M-A-R-L-Y DOT COM SLASH ATHLETICFOOTBALL. New to Etsy? Use the code HOLIDAY10 for ten percent off your first purchase. That’s code HOLIDAY10. Maximum discount value of fifty dollars. Expires December 31st, 2023. See terms at Etsy dot com slash terms. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
07/11/231h 7m

Week 9 Recap: Bengals knock off Bills, Eagles outlast Cowboys, Chiefs hold off Dolphins, Ravens crush Seahawks, C.J. Stroud dazzles, and more

We started the week talking about four big games. It's only appropriate that we end it recapping those four games. Robert Mays and Nate Tice dig into Bills-Bengals, Cowboys-Eagles, Chiefs-Dolphins and Seahawks-Ravens on this episode of The Athletic Football Show. They also discuss C.J. Stroud's big day, Josh Dobbs' heroics, and more. Follow Robert on Twitter: @robertmays Follow Nate on Twitter: @Nate_Tice Subscribe to The Athletic Football Show... Apple Spotify YouTube This episode is brought to you by BetterHelp. Give online therapy a try at betterhelp.com/MAYSand get on your way to being your best self. Find your bright spot this season, with BetterHelp. Visit BetterHelp dot com slash MAYS today to get 10% off your first month. That’s better HELP dot com slash MAYS. Sign up for a one-dollar-per-month trial period at SHOPIFY DOT COM SLASH mays. Go to SHOPIFY DOT COM SLASH mays now to grow your business–no matter what stage you’re in. SHOPIFY DOT COM SLASH mays. You’ll be amazed at what you can do with Grammarly. Go to grammarly.com/ATHLETICFOOTBALL to download for FREE today. That’s G-R-A-M-M-A-R-L-Y DOT COM SLASH ATHLETICFOOTBALL. New to Etsy? Use the code HOLIDAY10 for ten percent off your first purchase. That’s code HOLIDAY10. Maximum discount value of fifty dollars. Expires December 31st, 2023. See terms at Etsy dot com slash terms. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
06/11/231h 15m

Football GM: TNF QB recap, Raiders make changes and trade deadline reactions

Mike and Randy look back on quarterback play in TNF, along with their thoughts on the Raiders dismissal of HC Josh McDaniels and GM Dan Ziegler. Then the guys discuss their trade deadline reactions and Week 9 predictions.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
04/11/231h 8m

Week 9 Preview: Dolphins-Chiefs, Seahawks-Ravens, Cowboys-Eagles and Bills-Bengals, oh my!

Week 9 features the best quartet of games of any week thus far this season. On paper, at least. Robert Mays and Nate Tice dive deep into Dolphins-Chiefs, Seahawks-Ravens, Cowboys-Eagles and Bills-Bengals on this episode of The Athletic Football Show. They also discuss the Raiders' decision to fire Josh McDaniels and Dave Ziegler, break down the moves made at the trade deadline, and consider the quarterback future in Atlanta. Follow Robert on Twitter: @robertmays Follow Nate on Twitter: @Nate_Tice Subscribe to The Athletic Football Show... Apple Spotify YouTube Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
03/11/231h 37m

Raiders fire HC Josh McDaniels and GM Dave Ziegler

The NFL world woke up on Wednesday to the surprise news that Raiders owner Mark Davis relieved head coach Josh McDaniels and GM Dave Ziegler of their duties. The Athletic Raiders beat writer Tashan Reed joins Michael Beller to discuss why the team made the move now, and what's next for the franchise, on this emergency episode of The Athletic Football Show. Follow Tashan on Twitter: @tashanreed Follow Michael on Twitter: @MBeller Subscribe to The Athletic Football Show... Apple Spotify YouTube Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
01/11/2316m 59s

Prospects to Pros: Dane Brugler's Updated 2024 NFL Draft Big Board...a new No. 1, Marvin Harrison Jr. at No. 2, seven QBs in the top 50, and more

The first in-season update of Dane Brugler's 2024 NFL Draft Big Board comes with a new No. 1 overall...North Carolina quarterback Drake Maye. Dane explains why he moved Maye up, and Caleb Williams down, on this episode of The Athletic Football Show's Prospects to Pros. After that, he and Nate Tice dig deeper into the top 50. Follow Nate on Twitter: @Nate_Tice Follow Dane on Twitter: @dpbrugler Subscribe to The Athletic Football Show... Apple Spotify YouTube Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
01/11/2357m 46s

Keefer and the Beats: Seahawks add depth, Cowboys taking shape and Chiefs unexpected loss

In this week's edition of Keefer and the Beats, Zak dives into three potential playoff teams with The Athletic NFL beat writers Michael-Shawn Dugar (Seahawks), Jon Machota (Cowboys), and Nate Taylor (Chiefs). The discussion starts on the Seahawks adding to an already deep defensive line group. Then we shift to the Cowboys and ponder if they're just a tease or ready to take the next step. And then lastly, a breakdown of the Chiefs' unexpected loss to the Broncos.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
31/10/231h 7m

Week 8 Recap: Chiefs and Niners go down, the Bengals are back, and the league is wide open

We're through eight weeks of the 2023 NFL regular season, and we just might have our most wide open year in recent memory. The Chiefs and 49ers lost on Sunday. The Bills and Cowboys recently suffered soul-searching losses that now seem like they happened a lifetime ago. And the Bengals appear to be all the way back. Robert Mays and Nate Tice dig into all that, and a whole lot more, on this episode of The Athletic Football Show. Follow Robert on Twitter: @robertmays Follow Nate on Twitter: @Nate_Tice Subscribe to The Athletic Football Show... Apple Spotify YouTube Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
30/10/231h 30m

Football GM: Bills win on TNF, Lamar Jackson at his best, and the looming NFL trade deadline

The Bills presented a different type of personnel in TNF…Lamar Jackson is back at an MVP level…Trade discussions begin to heat up around the league…Mike and Randy dive into all of this and share their thoughts on Dalvin Cook possibly being on the move, and how Hunter Renfrow might be a sought-after commodity. Plus, uncertainty in Green Bay, the GM Notebook and Week 8 predictions. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
28/10/231h 16m

Week 8 Preview: Offensive struggles across the league, Bengals-Niners, Chiefs defense taking off, and more

We're approaching the halfway point of the NFL regular season, and at least one thing is clear...offense is down. Why might that be? Robert Mays and Nate Tice explore on this episode of The Athletic Football Show. The guys also dig into the Bengals-49ers matchup, breakdown the looming battle between the Seahawks offense and Browns defense, go Under the Hood on the emerging Chiefs defense, and more. Follow Robert on Twitter: @robertmays Follow Nate on Twitter: @Nate_Tice Subscribe to The Athletic Football Show... Apple Spotify YouTube This episode is sponsored by BetterHelp. Give online therapy a try at betterhelp.com/MAYS and get on your way to being your best self. Show Burrow you’re listening to The Athletic Football Show by shopping at burrow.com/mays and get 10 percent off your first order. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
27/10/231h 32m

In The Pocket: Lamar Jackson enters the MVP race, Kirk Cousins balls out, and the trade deadline effect in NFL locker rooms

Any list of top quarterback performance to date this season has to include what Lamar Jackson and Kirk Cousins did in Week 7. Robert Mays and Chase Daniel break down those performances on this episode of The Athletic Football Show's In The Pocket. The guys also discuss trade deadline dynamics in the locker room, on-field histrionics from quarterbacks, and the continued uncertainty surrounding Deshaun Watson's playing status. Follow Robert on Twitter: @robertmays Follow Chase on Twitter: @ChaseDaniel Subscribe to The Athletic Football Show... Apple Spotify YouTube This episode is sponsored by BetterHelp. Give online therapy a try at betterhelp.com/MAYS and get on your way to being your best self. Show Burrow you’re listening to The Athletic Football Show by shopping at burrow.com/mays and get 10 percent off your first order. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
26/10/231h 3m

Prospects to Pros: Caleb Williams, Drake Maye, and the rest of the QB landscape at the halfway point of the season

We're just about halfway through the college football season, which makes this a great time to check in on the quarterback landscape. That's exactly what Nate Tice and Dane Brugler do on this episode of The Athletic Football Show's Prospects to Pros. The guys start off with the top two in the class, Caleb Williams and Drake Maye, before moving on to their respective QB3s. They wrap things up by discussing a the rest of the quarterbacks who will, or could, come out this spring. Follow Nate on Twitter: @Nate_Tice Follow Dane on Twitter: @dpbrugler Subscribe to The Athletic Football Show... Apple Spotify YouTube This episode is sponsored by BetterHelp. Give online therapy a try at betterhelp.com/MAYS and get on your way to being your best self. Show Burrow you’re listening to The Athletic Football Show by shopping at burrow.com/mays and get 10 percent off your first order. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
25/10/231h 4m

Keefer and the Beats: The Bills get upset, the Ravens make a statement, and the Panthers make a change

Are injuries on the defensive side of the ball going to upend the Bills? Are the Ravens an inner-circle Super Bowl contender? And what's coming for the Panthers after the change in playcallers? The Athletic NFL beat writers Joe Buscaglia (Bills), Jeff Zrebiec (Ravens), and Joe Person (Panthers) join Zak Keefer to discuss these topics, and more, on this episode of The Athletic Football Show's Keefer and the Beats. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
24/10/231h 8m

Week 7 Recap: Ravens crush Lions, Eagles take care of Dolphins, worries in Buffalo, and more

The Ravens? Yeah, that was nice. The Bills? Yeesh. And how about the Eagles' performance in their big win over the Dolphins? Robert Mays and Nate Tice recap all the Week 7 highlights across the league on this episode of The Athletic Football Show. Follow Robert on Twitter: @robertmays Follow Nate on Twitter: @Nate_Tice Subscribe to The Athletic Football Show... Apple Spotify YouTube This episode is sponsored by BetterHelp. Give online therapy a try at betterhelp.com/MAYS and get on your way to being your best self. Show Burrow you’re listening to The Athletic Football Show by shopping at burrow.com/mays and get 10 percent off your first order. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
23/10/231h 26m

Football GM: A dicey TNF, play calling duties in Carolina and a look at personnel in the NFL

Interesting takeaways from TNF. Concerning issues in Philly. A look at the Chiefs receiving core. WR Julio Jones finds a need home with the Eagles. Frank Reich handling over play calling duties. Mike and Randy discuss this along with Aaron Rodgers, teams with personnel issues, and Week 7 picks. Then, The Athletic NFL writer Dan Pompei joins Mike to discuss their book "The Football 100," profiling the 100 greatest players in NFL history. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
21/10/231h 22m

Week 7 Preview: Dolphins-Eagles clash, Lions-Ravens on the undercard, Serious or Unserious?, and more

We've been waiting all day for Sunday night? Yeah, that applies this week, when the Dolphins and Eagles get together for a matchup that we could plausibly see again in Las Vegas in the middle of February. That's where Robert Mays and Nate Tice begin this episode of The Athletic Football Show. The guys also dig into the Lions-Ravens and Rams-Steelers matchups and play a little game of Serious or Unserious? with the glut of teams in the league that have three wins and/or losses. Follow Robert on Twitter: @robertmays Follow Nate on Twitter: @Nate_Tice Subscribe to The Athletic Football Show... Apple Spotify YouTube This episode is brought to you by LinkedIn: Right now, you can try LinkedIn Sales Navigator and get a sixty-day free trial at LinkedIn.com/MAYS23. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
20/10/231h 29m

In The Pocket: Anthony Richardson's rookie season cut short, quarterbacks playing through injuries, and what really happens during a bye week?

This week provides us an opportunity to take a step back and look at some bigger picture questions at the quarterback position. Like, what really happens during bye weeks? Is there any meaningful effect when a team changes playcallers? And how does a team adjust when it's going to start its backup quarterback? Chase Daniel walks Robert Mays through the answers to those questions, and more, on this episode of The Athletic Football Show's In The Pocket. Follow Robert on Twitter: @robertmays Follow Chase on Twitter: @ChaseDaniel Subscribe to The Athletic Football Show... Apple Spotify YouTube This episode is brought to you by LinkedIn: Right now, you can try LinkedIn Sales Navigator and get a sixty-day free trial at LinkedIn.com/MAYS23. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
19/10/2359m 36s

Prospects to Pros: Surveying the OL landscape with Brandon Thorn; Plus, looking back at Oregon-Washington and ahead to Penn State-Ohio State

Do you root for a team that's going to be looking for an offensive lineman or three in the 2024 NFL Draft? Well then this episode of Prospects to Pros is for you. Nate Tice and Dane Brugler welcome Brandon Thorn from the Trench Warfare newsletter and Bleacher Report to survey the OL landscape. Then, the guys take a look back at Oregon-Washington and a look ahead to Penn State-Ohio State. Follow Nate on Twitter: @Nate_Tice Follow Dane on Twitter: @dpbrugler Follow Robert on Twitter: @BrandonThornNFL Subscribe to The Athletic Football Show... Apple Spotify YouTube This episode is brought to you by LinkedIn: Right now, you can try LinkedIn Sales Navigator and get a sixty-day free trial at LinkedIn.com/MAYS23. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
18/10/231h 8m

Keefer and the Beats: The Lions rise, the Rams rebound, and the Raiders confound

Any list of best teams in the NFL this season has to include the Detroit Lions. Any list of 3-3 teams, meanwhile, has to include the Rams and Raiders. The list of guests on this week's Keefer and the Beats includes all of The Athletic reporters who cover those teams. Colton Pouncy (Lions), Jourdan Rodrigue (Rams) and Tashan Reed (Raiders) join Zak Keefer on this episode to break down their teams one-third of the way through the season. Follow Zak on Twitter: @zkeefer Follow Colton on Twitter: @colton_pouncy Follow Jourdan on Twitter: @JourdanRodrigue Follow Tashan on Twitter: @tashanreed Subscribe to The Athletic Football Show... Apple Spotify YouTube This episode is brought to you by LinkedIn: Right now, you can try LinkedIn Sales Navigator and get a sixty-day free trial at LinkedIn.com/MAYS23. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
17/10/231h

Week 6 Recap: Niners and Eagles lose, Bengals grind out another win, NFC South disappointment, and more

The unbeatens are no more in the NFL. The 49ers and Eagles, the last remaining undefeated teams in the league in 2023, both lost on what was probably the strangest Sunday of the season to date. Robert Mays and Nate Tice recap it all on this episode of The Athletic Football Show. Follow Robert on Twitter: @robertmays Follow Nate on Twitter: @Nate_Tice Subscribe to The Athletic Football Show... Apple Spotify YouTube This episode is brought to you by LinkedIn: Right now, you can try LinkedIn Sales Navigator and get a sixty-day free trial at LinkedIn.com/MAYS23. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
16/10/231h 17m

Football GM: Sean Payton's headscratchers, the Lions' ascendance, the 49ers' dominance, and more

Sean Payton has dished out more than his fair share of criticism since taking the Broncos job. Seems like he deserves some himself, too. Mike Sando and Randy Mueller discuss that on this episode of The Athletic Football Show's Football GM. The guys also get into, in order, Zach Wilson, the Packers, the Lions, the 49ers, Jimmy Garoppolo, Bill Belichick, Deshaun Watson's shoulder, the Jaguars' performance in London, and Week 6 picks. Follow Mike on Twitter: @SandoNFL Follow Randy on Twitter: @RandyMueller_ Subscribe to The Athletic Football Show... Apple Spotify YouTube Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
14/10/231h 9m

Week 6 Preview: NFL hierarchy reset—49ers, Chiefs, and then...?; Plus, Matchups of the Week, the Vikings' future, and more

Roughly one-third of the NFL regular season will be behind us after this week. So where do things stand across the league? Robert Mays and Nate Tice embark on an NFL hierarchy reset on this episode of The Athletic Football Show. The guys also dig into a couple intriguing unit vs. unit matchups, ponder the future in Minnesota, go Under the Hood on the Panthers offense, and more. Follow Robert on Twitter: @robertmays Follow Nate on Twitter: @Nate_Tice Subscribe to The Athletic Football Show... Apple Spotify YouTube Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
13/10/231h 19m

In The Pocket: Trevor Lawrence shines in win over Bills, Jordan Love struggles in loss to Raiders, the Patriots disaster, and gameplanning vs. playcalling

Trevor Lawrence showed in Week 5 how and why he can be special. Jordan Love, meanwhile, struggled in a way that is giving rise to consternation in Green Bay. Robert Mays and Chase Daniel dig into that, and more, on this episode of The Athletic Football Show's In The Pocket. Follow Robert on Twitter: @robertmays Follow Chase on Twitter: @ChaseDaniel Subscribe to The Athletic Football Show... Apple Spotify YouTube Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
12/10/231h 1m

Prospects to Pros: Oregon-Washington, USC-Notre Dame highlight prospect watching in Week 7

Oregon-Washington and USC-Notre Dame aren't just two of the best games on the schedule this weekend...they're also two of the best games if you're watching college football with an eye on the 2024 NFL Draft. Nate Tice and Dane Brugler dive into those games, and also discuss the value of in-person scouting, on this episode of The Athletic Football Show's Prospects to Pros. Follow Nate on Twitter: @Nate_Tice Follow Dane on Twitter: @dpbrugler Subscribe to The Athletic Football Show... Apple Spotify YouTube Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
11/10/231h

Keefer and the Beats: Hot seats, stumbles and a late steal

On this week's Keefer and the Beats, Zak dives into three franchises that are all at something of a crossroads: the Patriots with Chad Graff, the Vikings with Alec Lewis, and the Steelers with Mark Kaboly. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/10/2352m 56s

Week 5 Recap: 49ers crush Cowboys, Lions and Dolphins keep rolling, Bengals wake up, Ravens disappoint, and more

There's only one appropriate question to ask after what we all watched on Sunday night...are the 49ers the best team in the league? Robert Mays and Nate Tice tackle that on this episode of The Athletic Football Show. The guys also discuss how the Lions and Dolphins continue to roll, the Ravens' disappointing loss to the Steelers, the hugely important bounceback by the Bengals, and more. Follow Robert on Twitter: @robertmays Follow Nate on Twitter: @Nate_Tice Subscribe to The Athletic Football Show... Apple Spotify YouTube Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
09/10/231h 18m

Football GM: Trades, first wins and quarterbacks

Mike Sando and Randy Mueller discuss the Chase Claypool trade to Miami. Remembering Dick Butkus. Bears first win of the season. Magic Johnson comments on the Commanders loss. Is this a must win for the Packers against the Raiders? A look at how teams can go about several ways to find a QB. Deshaun Watson would have gone if he could have gone. The GM Notebook and Week 5 predictions.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
07/10/231h 9m

Week 5 Preview: Cowboys-49ers showdown, sneaky fun Eagles-Rams matchup, pleasant surprises through four weeks, and more

We've been waiting all day for Sunday night? Yeah, that'll be true this week, when the Cowboys and 49ers get together for one of the games of the year. Robert Mays and Nate Tice preview that game, and discuss a whole lot more, on this episode of The Athletic Football Show. The guys highlight their favorite surprises of the season to date, dig into the struggling Falcons and Giants offenses, and nerd out over the matchup between the Rams offense and Eagles defense. Follow Robert on Twitter: @robertmays Follow Nate on Twitter: @Nate_Tice Subscribe to The Athletic Football Show... Apple Spotify YouTube Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
06/10/231h 34m

In The Pocket: Baker's resurgence, Josh Dobbs' potentially career-altering season, spotting a well-coached defense, and more

One month into the season, did you expect to be talking about Baker Mayfield and Josh Dobbs? Yeah, us too. Robert Mays and Chase Daniel dig into those two quarterbacks, the mess and Pittsburgh, and the hallmarks of a well-coached defense on this episode of The Athletic Football Show's In The Pocket. Follow Robert on Twitter: @robertmays Follow Chase on Twitter: @ChaseDaniel Subscribe to The Athletic Football Show... Apple Spotify YouTube Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
05/10/231h 7m

Prospects to Pros: Checking in on NFL rookies after one month in the league

The NFL Draft class of 2023 has now played one month's worth of pro games? What are the earliest of early returns? Nate Tice and Dane Brugler discuss C.J. Stroud, Puka Nacua, Jalen Carter and all the rest on this episode of The Athletic Football Show's Prospects to Pros. Follow Nate on Twitter: @Nate_Tice Follow Dane on Twitter: @dpbrugler Subscribe to The Athletic Football Show... Apple Spotify YouTube Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
04/10/231h 15m

Keefer and the Beats: Big picture in Tennessee, drama in Chicago, and a complete team in San Francisco

Is this the last dance for Ryan Tannehill and Derrick Henry? It has been a month for the Bears. And the 49ers seem to have a complete team in all three phases of the game. Zak Keefer is joined by beat writers, Kevin Fishbain (Bears), Joe Rexrode (Titans) and Matt Barrows (49ers) to break down and discuss this all.   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
03/10/2355m 3s

Week 4 Recap: Bills over Dolphins, Ravens take control of AFC North, Patriots and Saints disappoint, and more

The Bills scored the biggest win of Week 4, knocking off the Dolphins to take early control of the AFC East. The Ravens, meanwhile, might already have control of a division many thought would be the best in the league. That's just two of the topics Robert Mays and Nate Tice hit in the Week 4 recap episode of The Athletic Football Show. Follow Robert on Twitter: @robertmays Follow Nate on Twitter: @Nate_Tice Subscribe to The Athletic Football Show... Apple Spotify YouTube Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
02/10/231h 16m

Football GM: TNF recap, good start for C.J. Stroud, and the Jets leadership

Mike Sando and Randy Mueller recap the Lions Thursday night win over the Packers along with their thoughts on each team. A look at C.J. Stroud's start to the season. What the guys see in the Jets leadership. The Browns are looking better. And which of the four remaining winless teams will still be winless after Week 4? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
30/09/231h 2m

Week 4 Preview: Dolphins-Bills, Ravens-Browns, 0-3 teams Would You Rather?, picks and more

We've got a couple of doozies on the Week 4 slate. Where might the showdown between the Dolphins and Bills be decided? How will the Ravens offense and Browns defense go after one another? Robert Mays and Nate Tice dig into those questions on this episode of The Athletic Football Show. The guys play a game of Would You Rather? with the 0-3 teams, go Under the Hood on the Eagles offense, make some picks for Week 4, and more. Follow Robert on Twitter: @robertmays Follow Nate on Twitter: @Nate_Tice Subscribe to The Athletic Football Show... Apple Spotify YouTube This episode is sponsored by Sleep Number®: Now, save $400 on the New Sleep Number® c4 smart bed. Plus, special financing for a limited time. Only at Sleep Number® stores or sleepnumber.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
29/09/231h 15m

In the Pocket: Brock Purdy's production, Justin Hebert's performance, Kirk Cousins set to hit free agency this spring

In this edition of In The Pocket, Robert Mays and Chase Daniel discuss the impressive day from CJ Stroud against the Jaguars. What Brock Purdy's production means in the 49ers offseason. One heck of a performance from Justin Herbert. What happens to Kirk Cousins the rest of the season? And how Davante Adams seems a bit frustrated in Las Vegas and more. Follow Robert on Twitter: @robertmays Follow Chase on Twitter: @ChaseDaniel Subscribe to The Athletic Football Show... Apple Spotify YouTube This episode is sponsored by Sleep Number®: Now, save $400 on the New Sleep Number® c4 smart bed. Plus, special financing for a limited time. Only at Sleep Number® stores or sleepnumber.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
28/09/231h 4m

Prospects to Pros: Notre Dame-OSU takeaways, Pac-12 QBs lighting it up, fun Week 5 matchups, and more

Nate Tice and Dane Brugler look back at Week 4 and ahead to Week 5 in college football on this episode of Prospects to Pros. They break down the performances of draft prospects in last weekend's Notre Dame-Ohio State game, talk about all the fun Pac-12 quarterbacks are having, look ahead to some big opportunities for specific players in Week 5, and more. Follow Nate on Twitter: @Nate_Tice Follow Dane on Twitter: @dpbrugler Subscribe to The Athletic Football Show... Apple Spotify YouTube This episode is sponsored by Miller Coors: Get Coors Light delivered straight to your door with Drizly or Instacart by going to coorslight.com/COOLIGANS This episode is sponsored by Sleep Number®: Now, save $400 on the New Sleep Number® c4 smart bed. Plus, special financing for a limited time. Only at Sleep Number® stores or sleepnumber.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
27/09/231h 11m

Keefer and the Beats: Peeling back the curtain in Week 3

Is this a must win year for the Chargers? Could the Browns defense be the best in football? With their best player on the sideline, the Colts are 2-1. Zak Keefer is joined by Chargers beat writer Daniel Popper, Browns beat writer Zac Jackson and Colts beat writer James Boyd to discuss all of this and more on this episode of The Athletic Football Show. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
26/09/231h

Week 3 recap: Dolphins explode for 70 points, Cowboys and Jaguars fall flat, Myles Garrett goes off, and more

Robert Mays and Nate Tice recap Week 3 across the NFL. They discuss the Dolphins going off for 70 points, disappointing games from the Cowboys and Jaguars, a great defensive effort from the Lions, Myles Garrett's big day, and a whole lot more. Follow Robert on Twitter: @robertmays Follow Nate on Twitter: @Nate_Tice Subscribe to The Athletic Football Show... Apple Spotify YouTube This episode is sponsored by Miller Coors: Get Coors Light delivered straight to your door with Drizly or Instacart by going to coorslight.com/COOLIGANS This episode is sponsored by Sleep Number®: Now, save $400 on the New Sleep Number® c4 smart bed. Plus, special financing for a limited time. Only at Sleep Number® stores or sleepnumber.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
25/09/231h 16m

Football GM: The good, bad and ugly

Mike Sando and Randy Mueller discuss the good things and bad things they've seen from teams. Have the 49ers found their franchise QB? A terrible injury to end Week 2. The plan for Justin Fields in question. And an unexpected 2-0 start for the Washington Football Team.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
23/09/231h 15m

Week 3 Preview: The mess in Chicago, Falcons-Lions, Packers offense vs. Saints defense, 0-2 Desperation Index, and more

Robert Mays and Nate Tice preview Week 3 in the NFL on this episode of The Athletic Football Show. The guys discuss the mess in Chicago and issues for the Jaguars and Browns offenses. They break down Falcons-Lions, their Game of the Week, and Packers offense vs. Saints defense, their Matchup of the Week. They also dig into an 0-2 Desperation Index and ask 'Are You Buying This?' on the 2-0 Commanders and Buccaneers. Follow Robert on Twitter: @robertmays Follow Nate on Twitter: @Nate_Tice Subscribe to The Athletic Football Show... Apple Spotify YouTube This episode is sponsored by Sleep Number®: Save $400 on the New Sleep Number® c4 smart bed. Plus, special financing for a limited time. Only at Sleep Number® stores or sleepnumber.com. Sleep Number. The Official Sleep and Wellness Partner of the National Football League. See store for details. This episode is sponsored by Duer: Don't miss out - for 15% off, go now to shopduer.com and use my promo code: mays This episode is sponsored by BetterHelp. Give online therapy a try at betterhelp.com/MAYS and get on your way to being your best self. This episode is sponsored by Burrow: Show Burrow you’re listening to The Athletic Football Show by shopping at Burrow.com/mays and get 10 percent off your first order. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
22/09/231h 31m

In The Pocket: Justin Fields' struggles, Tua Tagovailoa's ascent, Sam Howell's flashes, and more

On the Week 2 edition of In The Pocket, Robert Mays and Chase Daniel dig deep into Justin Fields' struggles, trying to find a path forward for the Bears' quarterback. They also heap praise on Tua Tagovailoa and Mike McDaniel, revel in their enjoyment of Sam Howell and Eric Bieniemy, and also discuss the play through two weeks of Bryce Young and Josh Allen. Follow Robert on Twitter: @robertmays Follow Chase on Twitter: @ChaseDaniel Subscribe to The Athletic Football Show... Apple Spotify YouTube This episode is sponsored by Sleep Number®: Save $400 on the New Sleep Number® c4 smart bed. Plus, special financing for a limited time. Only at Sleep Number® stores or sleepnumber.com. Sleep Number. The Official Sleep and Wellness Partner of the National Football League. See store for details. This episode is sponsored by Duer: Don't miss out - for 15% off, go now to shopduer.com and use my promo code: mays This episode is sponsored by BetterHelp. Give online therapy a try at betterhelp.com/MAYS and get on your way to being your best self. This episode is sponsored by Burrow: Show Burrow you’re listening to The Athletic Football Show by shopping at Burrow.com/mays and get 10 percent off your first order. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
21/09/231h 5m

Prospects to Pros, Mailbag Edition: Michael Penix Jr.'s place in the QB3 discussion, Keon Coleman the WR2?, top position groups in the '24 class, and more

Nate Tice and Dane Brugler open up the mailbag on this episode of Prospects to Pros. The guys discuss Michael Penix Jr. (and J.J. McCarthy) in the context of the QB3 race, consider how close Keon Coleman is to cementing himself as the WR2 in the class, and find some agreement on the best positions in this class, plus a whole lot more. Follow Nate on Twitter: @Nate_Tice Follow Dane on Twitter: @dpbrugler Subscribe to The Athletic Football Show... Apple Spotify YouTube This episode is sponsored by Sleep Number®: Save $400 on the New Sleep Number® c4 smart bed. Plus, special financing for a limited time. Only at Sleep Number® stores or sleepnumber.com. Sleep Number. The Official Sleep and Wellness Partner of the National Football League. See store for details. This episode is sponsored by Duer: Don't miss out - for 15% off, go now to shopduer.com and use my promo code: mays This episode is sponsored by BetterHelp. Give online therapy a try at betterhelp.com/MAYS and get on your way to being your best self. This episode is sponsored by Burrow: Show Burrow you’re listening to The Athletic Football Show by shopping at Burrow.com/mays and get 10 percent off your first order. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
20/09/231h 10m

Keefer and the Beats: It was a wild Week 2

In this Week 2 recap Zac Keefer is joined by Jets beat writer Zack Rosenblatt, Bengals beat writer Paul Dehner and Giants beat writer Dan Duggan. It's a discussion of comeback wins, QB franchise injuries and more! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
19/09/2354m 59s

Week 2 Recap: Cowboys smash Jets, Bengals fall to 0-2, Puka Nacua! and more

Robert Mays and Nate Tice recap Week 2 in the NFL on this episode of The Athletic Football Show. Are the Cowboys the best team in the league? Who's standing out in the NFC's second tier? Which teams disappointed in Week 2? The guys answer all those questions, and a whole lot more. Follow Robert on X: @robertmays Follow Nate on X: @Nate_Tice Subscribe to The Athletic Football Show... Apple Spotify YouTube This episode is sponsored by Sleep Number®: Save $400 on the New Sleep Number® c4 smart bed. Plus, special financing for a limited time. Only at Sleep Number® stores or sleepnumber.com. Sleep Number. The Official Sleep and Wellness Partner of the National Football League. See store for details. This episode is sponsored by Duer: Don't miss out - for 15% off, go now to shopduer.com and use my promo code: mays This episode is sponsored by BetterHelp. Give online therapy a try at betterhelp.com/MAYS and get on your way to being your best self. This episode is sponsored by Burrow: Show Burrow you’re listening to The Athletic Football Show by shopping at Burrow.com/mays and get 10 percent off your first order. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
18/09/231h 16m

Football GM: Week 2 preview, a season without Aaron Rodgers and more

Mike Sando and Randy Mueller discuss the start to Week 2. A look at the rookie quarterbacks in Week 2. The news about QB Aaron Rodgers forcing the NY Jets to go with QB Zach Wilson. And what will the Jets do if Wilson doesn't work out? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
16/09/231h 17m

Week 2 Preview: Ravens-Bengals, Chiefs-Jaguars, rethinking preseason takes, 'Are You Buying This?' and more

Robert Mays and Nate Tice get you ready for Week 2 on this episode of The Athletic Football Show. The guys consider the Week 1 struggles of some of the league's elite teams, look ahead to Ravens-Bengals and Chiefs-Jaguars, highlight some preseason takes they might already want back, and ask 'Are You Buying This?' about some of what we saw last week. Plus, Matchup of the Week. Tice's Touts, and more. Follow Robert on X: @robertmays Follow Nate on X: @Nate_Tice Subscribe to The Athletic Football Show... Apple Spotify YouTube This episode is sponsored by LinkedIn. Right now, you can try LinkedIn Sales Navigator and get a sixty-day free trial at linkedin.com/MAYS23. This episode is sponsored by Sleep Number®: Save $400 on the New Sleep Number® c4 smart bed. Plus, special financing for a limited time. Only at Sleep Number® stores or sleepnumber.com. Sleep Number. The Official Sleep and Wellness Partner of the National Football League. See store for details. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
15/09/231h 37m

In the Pocket: Josh Allen's disastrous night, Jordan Love's big day, Anthony Richardson's debut, and more

On the first in-season episode of In the Pocket, Robert Mays and Chase Daniel discuss Josh Allen's struggles against the Jets, the pairing of Jordan Love and Matt LaFleur and Anthony Richardson's NFL debut. The guys also hit on Matthew Stafford carving up the Seahawks and Jim Schwartz's successful gameplan against Joe Burrow and the Bengals. Follow Robert on X: @robertmays Follow Chase on X: @ChaseDaniel Subscribe to The Athletic Football Show... Apple Spotify YouTube This episode is sponsored by LinkedIn. Right now, you can try LinkedIn Sales Navigator and get a sixty-day free trial at linkedin.com/MAYS23. This episode is sponsored by Sleep Number®: Save $400 on the New Sleep Number® c4 smart bed. Plus, special financing for a limited time. Only at Sleep Number® stores or sleepnumber.com. Sleep Number. The Official Sleep and Wellness Partner of the National Football League. See store for details. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
14/09/231h 9m

Prospects to Pros: QB3 candidates, Caleb Williams check-in, rookie standouts, and more

We just put a bow on Week 2 of the college football season, and we've already got our first bit on Prospects to Pros: Who's the QB3? Nate Tice and Dane Brugler discuss a few candidates on this episode of The Athletic Football Show. The guys also check in on Caleb Williams, highlight standouts on the defensive side of the ball, and give some love to the rookies who flashed in Week 1 of the NFL season. Follow Nate on X: @Nate_Tice Follow Dane on X: @dpbrugler Subscribe to The Athletic Football Show... Apple Spotify YouTube This episode is sponsored by LinkedIn. Right now, you can try LinkedIn Sales Navigator and get a sixty-day free trial at linkedin.com/MAYS23. This episode is sponsored by Sleep Number®: Save $400 on the New Sleep Number® c4 smart bed. Plus, special financing for a limited time. Only at Sleep Number® stores or sleepnumber.com. Sleep Number. The Official Sleep and Wellness Partner of the National Football League. See store for details. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
13/09/231h 2m

Keefer and the Beats: A Week 1 focus on new quarterback and coach pairings

In the first edition of Keefer and the Beats, national NFL writer Zak Keefer welcomes Falcons beat writer Josh Kendall, Packers beat writer Matt Scheidman and Broncos beat writer Nick Kosimider to discuss their teams' Week 1 games. The conversation, as you might imagine, focuses on new coach and quarterback pairings. Subscribe to The Athletic Football Show... Apple Spotify YouTube This episode is sponsored by LinkedIn. Right now, you can try LinkedIn Sales Navigator and get a sixty-day free trial at linkedin.com/MAYS23. This episode is sponsored by Sleep Number®: Save $400 on the New Sleep Number® c4 smart bed. Plus, special financing for a limited time. Only at Sleep Number® stores or sleepnumber.com. Sleep Number. The Official Sleep and Wellness Partner of the National Football League. See store for details. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
12/09/2350m 30s

Week 1 Recap: Dolphins-Chargers fireworks, 49ers roll over the Steelers, Browns dominate the Bengals, and more

Your favorite Sunday night ritual is back. Robert Mays and Nate Tice are here to recap Week 1 of the NFL season. The guys dig into the Dolphins-Chargers showstopper, the 49ers' drubbing of the Steelers, the Browns wire-to-wire win over the Bengals, Trevor Lawrence-to-Calvin Ridley, and a whole lot more. Follow Robert on X: @robertmays Follow Nate on X: @Nate_Tice Subscribe to The Athletic Football Show... Apple Spotify YouTube This episode is sponsored by LinkedIn. Right now, you can try LinkedIn Sales Navigator and get a sixty-day free trial at linkedin.com/MAYS23. This episode is sponsored by Sleep Number®: Save $400 on the New Sleep Number® c4 smart bed. Plus, special financing for a limited time. Only at Sleep Number® stores or sleepnumber.com. Sleep Number. The Official Sleep and Wellness Partner of the National Football League. See store for details. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
11/09/231h 20m

Football GM: Lions-Chiefs thoughts, Joe Burrow's contract, future power rankings, Week 1 picks, and more

Mike Sando and Randy Mueller take you into the weekend with the Week 1 edition of The Football GM. The guys discuss the Lions' 21-20 win over the Chiefs, Chris Jones' ongoing holdout, and Joe Burrow's new contract. They unveil their future power rankings and make some picks for Week 1, as well. Follow Sando on X: @SandoNFL Follow Randy on X: @RandyMueller_ Subscribe to The Athletic Football Show... Apple Spotify YouTube This episode is sponsored by BetterHelp. Give online therapy a try at betterhelp.com/MAYS and get on your way to being your best self. This episode is sponsored by Sleep Number®: Save $400 on the New Sleep Number® c4 smart bed. Plus, special financing for a limited time. Only at Sleep Number® stores or sleepnumber.com. Sleep Number. The Official Sleep and Wellness Partner of the National Football League. See store for details. Sign up for a one-dollar-per-month trial period at shopify.com/mays. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
09/09/231h 7m

Week 1 Grabbag: Games of the Week, Matchups of the Week, Tice's Touts, and more

Week 1 has arrived! What better way to celebrate than with Robert Mays and Nate Tice breaking down the biggest games the coming weekend has to offer. The guys dig into Bills-Jets, Bengals-Browns and Dolphins-Chargers, and highlight what they're looking for in the Eagles offense/Patriots defense and 49ers offense/Steelers defense showdowns. Plus, Nate makes some picks in Tice's Touts, and Dianna Russini joins Robert to discuss the latest contract news. Football is back! Follow Robert on X: @robertmays Follow Nate on X: @Nate_Tice Follow Dianna on X: @DMRussini Subscribe to The Athletic Football Show... Apple Spotify YouTube This episode is sponsored by BetterHelp. Give online therapy a try at betterhelp.com/MAYS and get on your way to being your best self. This episode is sponsored by Sleep Number®: Save $400 on the New Sleep Number® c4 smart bed. Plus, special financing for a limited time. Only at Sleep Number® stores or sleepnumber.com. Sleep Number. The Official Sleep and Wellness Partner of the National Football League. See store for details. Sign up for a one-dollar-per-month trial period at shopify.com/mays. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
07/09/231h 24m

2023 NFL Season Predictions: Super Bowl Champ, Division Winners, Award Winners, and more

The 2023 NFL season is here! Robert Mays and Nate Tice celebrate by making their full slate of predictions for the season ahead. The guys pick division champs and wild card teams, name award winners and stat champions, and wrap it all up with their MVP and Super Bowl picks. Follow Robert on X: @robertmays Follow Nate on X: @Nate_Tice Subscribe to The Athletic Football Show... Apple Spotify YouTube This episode is sponsored by BetterHelp. Give online therapy a try at betterhelp.com/MAYS and get on your way to being your best self. This episode is sponsored by Sleep Number®: Save $400 on the New Sleep Number® c4 smart bed. Plus, special financing for a limited time. Only at Sleep Number® stores or sleepnumber.com. Sleep Number. The Official Sleep and Wellness Partner of the National Football League. See store for details. Sign up for a one-dollar-per-month trial period at shopify.com/mays. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
07/09/231h 20m

Prospects to Pros: Shedeur Sanders & QB3 race, Rookie of the Year picks & more

How good is Colorado QB Shedeur Sanders as a prospect? And what about Travis Hunter? Dane Brugler and Nate Tice cover these and other standouts from a busy week 1 in college football, check in on the QBs who might push for 3 on their prospect lists, and make some predictions for the 2023 Rookies of the Year in the NFL. This episode is sponsored by BetterHelp. Give online therapy a try at betterhelp.com/MAYS and get on your way to being your best self. This episode is sponsored by Sleep Number®: Save $400 on the New Sleep Number® c4 smart bed. Plus, special financing for a limited time. Only at Sleep Number® stores or sleepnumber.com. Sleep Number. The Official Sleep and Wellness Partner of the National Football League. See store for details. Sign up for a one-dollar-per-month trial period at shopify.com/mays. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
06/09/2357m 42s

Best Teams Draft & We Wouldn't Be Surprised If...

Robert Mays and Nate Tice put some skin in the game as they draft who they think will end up with the best records at the end of the 2023 regular season. Whoever has the most wins, is our winner! And the loser has to pay off a bet in person at the Super Bowl. Who ya got?! Plus, we go through a little round of "We Wouldn't Be Surprised If..." with some bold predictions for the 2023 season. Sponsored by BetterHelp - This episode is sponsored by BetterHelp. Give online therapy a try at betterhelp.com/MAYS and get on your way to being your best self. This episode is sponsored by Sleep Number®: Save $400 on the New Sleep Number® c4 smart bed. Plus, special financing for a limited time. Only at Sleep Number® stores or sleepnumber.com. Sleep Number. The Official Sleep and Wellness Partner of the National Football League. See store for details. Sign up for a one-dollar-per-month trial period at shopify.com/mays. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
04/09/231h 2m

NFC East Preview

Time for our final division preview of the year, as we dig into the NFC East, the defending Conference Champion Eagles, the Mike McCarthy-led Cowboys offense, Sam Howell taking over in Washington, and can the Giants coaching staff work their magic again? All that and tons more on each team as we round out the series. 0:00 - Philadelphia Eagles 32:19 - Dallas Cowboys 55:06 - New York Giants 1:18:15 - Washington Commanders Sponsored by: YouTubeTV - Your home for NFL Sunday Ticket LinkedIn - Right now, you can try LinkedIn Sales Navigator and get a sixty-day free trial at linkedin.com/MAYS23 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
01/09/231h 45m

Football GM: Trey Lance trade, Jonathan Taylor, Hard Knocks, Bailey Zappe & more

Time for a GM's take on Jerry Jones' logic in acquiring Trey Lance, what's going on with Jonathan Taylor in Indianapolis, the Pats cutting Bailey Zappe, the latest shenanigans on HBO's Hard Knocks with the Jets and a bunch more notes from a busy NFL week. Sponsored by LinkedIn - Right now, you can try LinkedIn Sales Navigator and get a sixty-day free trial at linkedin.com/MAYS23 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
31/08/231h 4m

Prospects to Pros: NFC rookies & second-year players to watch

Dane Brugler and Nate Tice bring you their rookies to watch in the NFC, including Jahmyr Gibbs, Jalin Hyatt and more, plus second-year guys who might be interesting in 2023, like Desmond Ridder in Atlanta and Jameson Williams hitting the field. Watch on YouTube - https://youtu.be/fx-06paXoEo Sponsored by LinkedIn - Right now, you can try LinkedIn Sales Navigator and get a sixty-day free trial at linkedin.com/MAYS23 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
30/08/231h 34m

NFC North Preview

Time to dive into one of our favorite divisions on TAFS, the NFC North, as we dissect what's going on in Green Bay with Jordan Love and the Packers, what the ceiling is for the Vikings, the development of Justin Fields in Chicago, and can the Lions be the breakout playoff team of 2023? 0:00-31:09 - Detroit Lions 31:09-58:52 - Minnesota Vikings 58:52-1:22:42 - Green Bay Packers 1:22:42-end - Chicago Bears Sponsored by NFL Sunday Ticket on YouTubeTV - visit youtubetv.com/footballshow NOW! LinkedIn - Right now, you can try LinkedIn Sales Navigator and get a sixty-day free trial at linkedin.com/MAYS23 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
29/08/231h 49m

Biggest QB Questions of 2023

Chase Daniel officially joins The Athletic and TAFS for your weekly deep dive on all things quarterback with one of the most experienced veteran QBs the NFL has seen. To kick off the show, Robert and Chase dig into Chase's Top 5 QB Questions heading into 2023, from Justin Fields' development, to Kellen Moore's impact on Justin Herbert, Dak and Mike McCarthy, Sean Payton and Russell Wilson and more. 0:00-18:02 Justin Herbert / Chargers 18:02-28:49 Dak Prescott / Cowboys 28:49-38:51 Jordan Love / Packers 38:51-48:08 Aaron Rodgers / Jets 48:08-57:31 Justin Fields / Bears 57:31-1:07:52 Russell Wilson / Broncos Subscribe on YouTube - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC6gWjMSDj7-8j3iCc2ZGo3g Sponsored by LinkedIn - Right now, you can try LinkedIn Sales Navigator and get a sixty-day free trial at linkedin.com/MAYS23 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
28/08/231h 10m

TAFS Goes Camping, Vol. 5: Vikings, Packers and Bears

Robert Mays travels to Vikings camp to get the Minnesota perspective from The Athletic's Alec Lewis, then catches up with Packers reporter Matt Schneidman at Packers camp, and rounds out the journey at home talking Bears with our own Kevin Fishbain. 0:00-19:54 - Vikings 19:54-44:32 - Packers 44:32-End - Bears Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
26/08/231h 13m

AFC West Preview

Robert and Nate are back with their division preview series, this time tackling the loaded AFC West, featuring your defending Super Bowl champion Chiefs and the show-favorite Chargers. Plus can Sean Payton turn Russell Wilson around? And what is there to look forward to in Las Vegas besides the next Super Bowl? 1:00-32:09 - Chiefs 32:10-56:44 - Chargers 56:45-1:22:22 - Broncos 1:22:23-1:39:14 - Raiders Follow Robert on Twitter: @robertmays Follow Nate on Twitter: @Nate_Tice Subscribe to The Athletic Football Show... Apple Spotify YouTube The Football 100, the definitive ranking of the NFL’s best 100 players of all time, goes on sale this fall. Pre-order it here. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
25/08/231h 43m

Football GM: Trey Lance questions, Sam Howell, Vikings, Packers, Dolphins and more

Mike and Randy are back with a GM's take on the Trey Lance situation in San Francisco, Sam Howell showing up for Washington, plus the GM's Notebook is full of preseason winners, Vikings talk, Packers, Dolphins and more on The Football GM podcast. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
24/08/2353m 43s

Prospects to Pros: Rookies and second-year players to watch in the AFC

Nate Tice and Dane Brugler turn their attention to players already in the NFL this week. The guys highlight rookies they can't wait to watch and second-year players with something to prove in the AFC on this episode of Prospects to Pros. Follow Nate on Twitter: @Nate_Tice Follow Dane on Twitter: @dpbrugler Subscribe to The Athletic Football Show... Apple Spotify YouTube The Football 100, the definitive ranking of the NFL’s best 100 players of all time, goes on sale this fall. Pre-order it here. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
23/08/231h 21m

AFC North Preview

The last time Robert Mays and Nate Tice were on the mics for a division preview, they posited that the division in question—the AFC East—could be the league's best. The same question comes up when discussing the AFC North, a quartet that includes one of the Super Bowl favorites, another potential Super Bowl contender, and four teams that could all legitimately be in the playoffs this season. Let's get to it on this episode of The Athletic Football Show. Follow Robert on Twitter: @robertmays Follow Nate on Twitter: @Nate_Tice Subscribe to The Athletic Football Show... Apple Spotify YouTube The Football 100, the definitive ranking of the NFL’s best 100 players of all time, goes on sale this fall. Pre-order it here. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
22/08/231h 50m

TAFS Goes Camping, Vol. 4: Eagles, Jets and Bills

Robert Mays' training camp travels took him back out east over the previous week, and landed him with three teams all harboring Super Bowl aspirations this season. In Volume 4 of TAFS Goes Camping, Robert visits with Eagles beat writer Bo Wulf, Jets beat writer Zack Rosenblatt and Bills beat writer Joe Buscaglia. Follow Robert on X: @robertmays Follow Bo on X: @Bo_Wulf Follow Zack on X: @ZackBlatt Follow Joe on X: @JoeBuscaglia Subscribe to The Athletic Football Show... Apple Spotify YouTube The Football 100, the definitive ranking of the NFL’s best 100 players of all time, goes on sale this fall. Pre-order it here. Sign up for a one-dollar-per-month trial period at shopify.com/mays. Go to shopify.com/mays to take your business to the next level today. This episode is sponsored by BetterHelp. Give online therapy a try at betterhelp.com/mays and get on your way to being your best self. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
19/08/231h 10m

AFC East Preview

Robert Mays and Nate Tice wrap up the week with a preview of the AFC East. Can the Bills finally break through? Is Aaron Rodgers just what the Jets needed? What's the Dolphins' counterpunch? Can Bill O'Brien fix what ailed the Patriots' offense last season? The guys dig into those questions, and a whole lot more, on this episode of The Athletic Football Show. Follow Robert on Twitter: @robertmays Follow Nate on Twitter: @Nate_Tice Subscribe to The Athletic Football Show... Apple Spotify YouTube The Football 100, the definitive ranking of the NFL’s best 100 players of all time, goes on sale this fall. Pre-order it here. This episode is sponsored by BetterHelp. Give online therapy a try at betterhelp.com/mays and get on your way to being your best self. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
18/08/231h 47m

Football GM: Rookie QB debuts, Dalvin Cook the Jet, Hard Knocks, Hall of Fame & more

The GM and Mike are back to review the rookie QB preseason debuts, weigh-in on Dalvin Cook the Jet, the latest Hard Knocks episode, coaching candidates for the Hall of Fame and more on The Football GM. This episode is brought to you by BetterHelp. Give online therapy a try at betterhelp.com/mays and get on your way to being your best self. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
17/08/2353m 54s

Prospects to Pros: Marvin Harrison Jr., Brock Bowers and the other top non-QBs in the 2024 NFL draft class

Last week, Nate Tice and Dane Brugler kicked off the 2023-24 football season by taking a look at the top quarterbacks in the draft class, headlined by Caleb Williams and Drake Maye. This week, they dive into all the other positions, headlined by Ohio State receiver Marvin Harrison Jr. Follow Nate on Twitter: @Nate_Tice Follow Dane on Twitter: @dpbrugler Subscribe to The Athletic Football Show... Apple Spotify YouTube The Football 100, the definitive ranking of the NFL’s best 100 players of all time, goes on sale this fall. Pre-order it here. This episode is sponsored by BetterHelp. Give online therapy a try at betterhelp.com/mays and get on your way to being your best self. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
16/08/231h 20m

NFC South Preview

Robert Mays and Nate Tice jump over to the NFC South for the latest installment of our division preview series. Can the Saints make one more real run at the division? Is this the year for the Falcons to break through? What defines success for the 2023 Panthers? And just what the hell are the 2023 Buccaneers? The guys answer all those questions, and a whole lot more, on this episode of The Athletic Football Show. Follow Robert on Twitter: @robertmays Follow Nate on Twitter: @Nate_Tice Subscribe to The Athletic Football Show... Apple Spotify YouTube The Football 100, the definitive ranking of the NFL’s best 100 players of all time, goes on sale this fall. Pre-order it here. This episode is sponsored by BetterHelp. Give online therapy a try at betterhelp.com/mays and get on your way to being your best self. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
15/08/231h 46m

NFC West Preview

Our division preview series moves over to the NFC West. Can the great alchemist Kyle Shanahan do it again? Were the 2022 Seahawks for real? Can the Rams rebound? And what qualifies as success for the Cardinals? Robert Mays and Nate Tice dig into all those questions, and a whole lot more, on this episode of The Athletic Football Show. Follow Robert on Twitter: @robertmays Follow Nate on Twitter: @Nate_Tice Subscribe to The Athletic Football Show... Apple Spotify YouTube The Football 100, the definitive ranking of the NFL’s best 100 players of all time, goes on sale this fall. Pre-order it here. Sign up for a one-dollar-per-month trial period at shopify.com/mays. Go to shopify.com/mays to take your business to the next level today. This episode is sponsored by BetterHelp. Give online therapy a try at betterhelp.com/mays and get on your way to being your best self. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
14/08/231h 45m

TAFS Goes Camping, Vol. 3: Colts, Bengals and Lions

In Volume 3 of TAFS Goes Camping, Robert Mays visits with Colts beat writer James Boyd, Bengals beat writer Paul Dehner Jr. and Lions beat writer Colton Pouncy. Follow Robert on X: @robertmays Follow James on X: @RomeovilleKid Follow Paul on X: @pauldehnerjr Follow Colton on X: @colton_pouncy Subscribe to The Athletic Football Show... Apple Spotify YouTube The Football 100, the definitive ranking of the NFL’s best 100 players of all time, goes on sale this fall. Pre-order it here. Sign up for a one-dollar-per-month trial period at shopify.com/mays. Go to shopify.com/mays to take your business to the next level today. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
12/08/231h 19m

AFC South Preview

Robert Mays and Nate Tice kick off The Athletic Football Show's division preview series with the AFC South. Are the Jaguars ready to take the next step and become true contenders in the conference? How excited should we be about Anthony Richardson? Is the page-turning inevitable for the Titans? And what defines success for DeMeco Ryans, C.J. Stroud, and the Texans this season? The guys dig into all those questions, and a whole lot more, on this episode of The Athletic Football Show. Follow Robert on Twitter: @robertmays Follow Nate on Twitter: @Nate_Tice Subscribe to The Athletic Football Show... Apple Spotify YouTube The Football 100, the definitive ranking of the NFL’s best 100 players of all time, goes on sale this fall. Pre-order it here. Sign up for a one-dollar-per-month trial period at shopify.com/mays. Go to shopify.com/mays to take your business to the next level today. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
11/08/232h 2m

Football GM: Hard Knocks Jets, Johnny Manziel, Dalvin Cook, Zack Martin & more camp notes

Mike Sando is on the road covering training camps, and he and the GM Randy Mueller have both watched the Hard Knocks premiere. What are their takeaways? And what about a GM's take on the Johnny Manziel documentary? All that plus Zack Martin's holdout, Dalvin Cook, the Commanders and tons more camp notes. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/08/2351m 39s

Prospects to Pros: 2024 QB class early look, Caleb Williams, Drake Maye & more

Prospects to Pros returns with your go-to show for all things NFL Draft, from now until Mr. Irrelevant is called in 2024. Nate Tice joins the show as host this year as he and Dane Brugler kick things off with an overview of the QB class and the players at the top.  How good are Caleb Williams, Drake Maye and Quinn Ewers compared to previous classes? YouTube - https://youtu.be/xkwVbSA2Acc Sponsored by Shopify - Sign up for a one-dollar-per-month trial period at shopify.com/mays. Go to shopify.com/mays to take your business to the next level today. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
09/08/231h 12m

Predicting the top-10 defenses for the 2023 NFL season

Robert Mays and Nate Tice wrapped up last week by predicting the coming season's top-10 offenses. They start this week by flipping to the other side of the ball to predict the top-10 defenses on this episode of The Athletic Football Show. Follow Robert on Twitter: @robertmays Follow Nate on Twitter: @Nate_Tice Subscribe to The Athletic Football Show... Apple Spotify YouTube The Football 100, the definitive ranking of the NFL’s best 100 players of all time, goes on sale this fall. Pre-order it here. Sign up for a one-dollar-per-month trial period at shopify.com/mays. Go to shopify.com/mays to take your business to the next level today. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
07/08/231h 33m

TAFS Goes Camping, Vol. 2: Falcons, Panthers and Jaguars

Training camp rolls on, as does Robert Mays' travels around the country. In Volume 2 of TAFS Goes Camping, Robert visits with Falcons beat writer Josh Kendall, Panthers beat writer Joe Person and John Shipley, publisher of the Jaguar Report at SI.com. Follow Robert on Twitter: @robertmays Follow Joe on Twitter: @josephperson Follow Josh on Twitter: @JoshTheAthletic Follow John on Twitter: @_John_Shipley and @JaguarReport Subscribe to The Athletic Football Show... Apple Spotify YouTube The Football 100, the definitive ranking of the NFL’s best 100 players of all time, goes on sale this fall. Pre-order it here. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
05/08/231h 3m

Predicting the top-10 offenses of 2023

If Robert Mays and Nate Tice are right, this is going to be a great year to watch offenses in the NFL. The guys had more trouble than ever whittling their predicted lists of the league's top-10 offenses down to 10. So who made their respective cuts? Find out on this episode of The Athletic Football Show. Follow Robert on Twitter: @robertmays Follow Nate on Twitter: @Nate_Tice Subscribe to The Athletic Football Show... Apple Spotify YouTube The Football 100, the definitive ranking of the NFL’s best 100 players of all time, goes on sale this fall. Pre-order it here. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
04/08/231h 43m

Football GM: Why Herbert is Tier 1, Payton vs. Rodgers, Irsay vs. Taylor & more camp topics

Mike Sando and the GM Randy Mueller bring you some more intel inside QB Tiers 2023, why Justin Herbert was ranked so high, Russell Wilson being ranked so low and more before digging into Sean Payton's recent comments that didn't sit well with Aaron Rodgers, Jonathan Taylor's unhappiness with the Colts, plus Joe Burrow's injury. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
03/08/231h 7m

The 12 guys who can swing the 2023 NFL season

Any reasonable NFL observer saw a wide range of realistic outcomes for Jalen Hurts one year ago at this time. Hurts ended up playing like an MVP, and the Eagles nearly won the Super Bowl. Who could be this year's version of Hurts? In other words, who are 2023's biggest wild cards? Robert Mays and Bill Barnwell of ESPN offer up their candidates on this episode of The Athletic Football Show. Follow Robert on Twitter: @robertmays Follow Mike on Twitter: @billbarnwell Subscribe to The Athletic Football Show... Apple Spotify YouTube The Football 100, the definitive ranking of the NFL’s best 100 players of all time, goes on sale this fall. Pre-order it here. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
02/08/231h 28m

2023 Quarterback Tiers with Mike Sando

It's one of our favorite episodes of The Athletic Football Show every year. From Patrick Mahomes to Gardner Minshew, Robert Mays and Mike Sando walk through how the league's power brokers view the players at the sport's most important position. Follow Robert on Twitter: @robertmays Follow Mike on Twitter: @SandoNFL Subscribe to The Athletic Football Show... Apple Spotify YouTube The Football 100, the definitive ranking of the NFL’s best 100 players of all time, goes on sale this fall. Pre-order it here. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
01/08/231h 6m

A conversation with Houston Texans head coach DeMeco Ryans, and a check-in from Dolphins camp with Marcel Louis-Jacques

Robert Mays has flipped coasts since the last episode of The Athletic Football Show, but the work of training camp doesn't take a break. On this episode of The Athletic Football Show, Robert chats with DeMeco Ryans as he gets set to begin his tenure as the head coach of the Houston Texans. Then, Marcel Louis-Jacques of ESPN joins Robert to break down one of the most intriguing teams of 2023...the Miami Dolphins. Follow Robert on Twitter: @robertmays Follow Marcel on Twitter: @Marcel_LJ Subscribe to The Athletic Football Show... Apple Spotify YouTube The Football 100, the definitive ranking of the NFL’s best 100 players of all time, goes on sale this fall. Pre-order it here. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
31/07/231h 1m

TAFS Goes Camping, Vol. 1: Rams, Chargers and Cowboys

Robert Mays is spending training camp on the road, visiting with as many teams as he can before the season begins. Every Saturday, we'll bring to you discussions with The Athletic beat writers that Robert had over the previous week in his camp stops. In Volume 1 of TAFS Goes Camping, Robert visits with Rams beat writer Jourdan Rodrigue, Chargers beat writer Daniel Popper, and Cowboys beat writer Jon Machota. Follow Robert on Twitter: @robertmays Follow Jourdan on Twitter: @JourdanRodrigue Follow Daniel on Twitter: @danielrpopper Follow Jon on Twitter: @jonmachota Subscribe to The Athletic Football Show... Apple Spotify YouTube This episode is sponsored by BetterHelp. Give online therapy a try at betterhelp.com/MAYS and get on your way to being your best self. The Football 100, the definitive ranking of the NFL’s best 100 players of all time, goes on sale this fall. Pre-order it here. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
29/07/231h 16m

'Is this anything?' Workshopping our half-baked takes for the 2023 NFL season with David Helman

Speculation is a big part of the fun of following the NFL, especially during training camp. That's the spirit of today's episode of The Athletic Football Show, where Robert Mays and David Helman of Fox Sports trot out a bunch of half-baked (albeit thoughtful!) takes and ask, 'Is this anything?' Follow Robert on Twitter: @robertmays Follow David on Twitter: @davidhelman_ Subscribe to The Athletic Football Show... Apple Spotify YouTube This episode is sponsored by BetterHelp. Give online therapy a try at betterhelp.com/MAYS and get on your way to being your best self. The Football 100, the definitive ranking of the NFL’s best 100 players of all time, goes on sale this fall. Pre-order it here. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
28/07/231h 25m

Football GM: Justin Herbert deal, Cowboys, Bryce Young, Bears & more camp moves

From Justin Herbert's huge new deal, to another move made by Jerry Jones, teams that we might need to pump the breaks on and more, Mike Sando and Randy Mueller dive into these NFL training camp topics and more, including Frank Reich's role in the Carolina offense, Aaron Rodgers and the Jets, and the Chicago Bears. Sponsored by BetterHelp - Let therapy be your map, with BetterHelp. Visit BetterHelp dot com slash MAYS today to get 10% off your first month. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
27/07/231h 1m

Who has the most at stake in the 2023 NFL season?

Every NFL season means different things to different people. Who will look back at 2023 as an inflection point in their respective careers? Robert Mays and Lindsay Jones from The Ringer tab the coaches and players with the most at stake in 2023 on this episode of The Athletic Football Show. Follow Robert on Twitter: @robertmays Follow Lindsay on Twitter: @bylindsayhjones Subscribe to The Athletic Football Show... Apple Spotify YouTube This episode is sponsored by BetterHelp. Give online therapy a try at betterhelp.com/MAYS and get on your way to being your best self. The Football 100, the definitive ranking of the NFL’s best 100 players of all time, goes on sale this fall. Pre-order it here. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
26/07/231h

Biggest questions heading into training camp, with Courtney Cronin

By the end of this week, all 32 teams will be in camp. In other words, the NFL season is here. What are our biggest questions at the start of camp? Robert Mays and Courtney Cronin from ESPN lay them out on this episode of The Athletic Football Show. Follow Robert on Twitter: @robertmays Follow Courtney on Twitter: @CourtneyRCronin Subscribe to The Athletic Football Show... Apple Spotify YouTube This episode is sponsored by BetterHelp. Give online therapy a try at betterhelp.com/MAYS and get on your way to being your best self. The Football 100, the definitive ranking of the NFL’s best 100 players of all time, goes on sale this fall. Pre-order it here. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
24/07/231h 5m

Coaching candidates to watch in 2023 with Conor Orr

Conor Orr returns to The Athletic Football Show to bring you his list of the best up-and-coming coaching prospects before the season kicks off. Plus, he and Robert dig into some real solutions for the RB value dilemma and what should the Cowboys do about Zack Martin's holdout? 0:00 - 31:30 - RB value solutions 31:30 - 39:49 - Zack Martin’s holdout 39:49 - Prime head coaching candidates Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
21/07/231h 12m

The state of NFL analytics: It's more than going for it on 4th down

Analytics departments across the NFL have moved way beyond, "So, should we go for it on fourth down this time?" But where exactly are they, and where are they headed? Robert Mays and Sam Schwartzstein, analytics expert for Amazon's NFL broadcasts, dive into those questions on this episode of The Athletic Football Show. Follow Robert on Twitter: @robertmays Follow Sam on Twitter: @schwartzsteins Subscribe to The Athletic Football Show... Apple Spotify YouTube This episode is sponsored by BetterHelp. Give online therapy a try at betterhelp.com/MAYS and get on your way to being your best self. The Football 100, the definitive ranking of the NFL’s best 100 players of all time, goes on sale this fall. Pre-order it here. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
20/07/231h 4m

The secret sauce of QB development, with Tom Gormely, Will Hewlett and Bruce Feldman

Josh Allen becoming a perennial MVP candidate? Jalen Hurts leading his team to the Super Bowl? Those weren't exactly foregone conclusions when they entered the league. Quarterback development looks a whole lot different today than it did just a few years ago. How did we get to this point, and what is the secret sauce of developing a quarterback in the present day? Tom Gormely, the director of sports performance and sports science at Tork Sports Performance, quarterback coach Will Hewlett, and Bruce Feldman, college football reporter at The Athletic, join Robert Mays to dive into the topic on this episode of The Athletic Football Show. Follow Robert on Twitter: @robertmays Follow Tom on Twitter: @GormelyTM Follow Will on Twitter: @WillHewlett Follow Bruce on Twitter: @BruceFeldmanCFB Subscribe to The Athletic Football Show... Apple Spotify YouTube This episode is sponsored by BetterHelp. Give online therapy a try at betterhelp.com/MAYS and get on your way to being your best self. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
19/07/231h 37m

Monday Mailbag: Models for offensive progress, building a running back room, elite position coaches, and more; Plus, DeAndre Hopkins signs with the Titans

Mitchell Schwartz sits in for Nate Tice on this mailbag edition of The Athletic Football Show. He and Robert Mays tackle questions on models for offensive progress, best builds for a running back room, the traits that set elite position coaches apart from the rest, and more. Robert also welcomes on Titans beat writer Joe Rexrode to discuss the DeAndre Hopkins signing. Follow Robert on Twitter: @robertmays Follow Mitch on Twitter: @MitchSchwartz71 Subscribe to The Athletic Football Show... Apple Spotify YouTube This episode is sponsored by BetterHelp. Give online therapy a try at betterhelp.com/MAYS and get on your way to being your best self. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
17/07/231h 22m

The Playcallers Ep. 1: The kids are all right

Welcome to The Playcallers - a five-part podcast series that explores the innovation, competition and sometimes even self-destruction inside the N.F.L.’s youngest coaching family. In Episode 1, host Jourdan Rodrigue details the origins of the Shanahan/McVay offensive system, which over time grew into the most popular in the sport. Unique circumstances push Kyle Shanahan to start to evolve this system as he joins up with other young coaches in Tampa Bay, Houston and Washington. A collision of forces, dysfunction and talent culminates in the offensive explosion (and then implosion) in Washington with rookie quarterback Robert Griffin the Third. Voices in the episode include Kyle Shanahan, Sean McVay, Mike McDaniel, Matt LaFleur, Raheem Morris and Robert Griffin the Third. Playcallers is presented by Miller Lite. To get Miller Lite delivered right to your door, visit millerlite.com/playcallers. Celebrate Responsibly. Miller Brewing Company, Milwaukee, WI. 96 calories and 3.2 carbs per 12 ounces. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/07/231h 4m

The Playcallers Ep. 2: When football breaks

Once candidates for the same head coaching jobs, Kyle Shanahan and Sean McVay's dynamic gets complicated as they turn into NFC rivals in San Francisco and Los Angeles. Host Jourdan Rodrigue goes inside how both coaches' modern offenses take shape and the untold stories of McVay's hiring process by the Rams. Eventually, McVay's Rams take the NFL by storm in 2017-18. But all the while, one of the greatest coaches in NFL history is lying in wait to teach McVay a humiliating lesson in Super Bowl LIII...just a couple of years after Shanahan's own Super Bowl heartbreak at the hands of that same veteran coach. Voices in the episode include McVay, Shanahan, Matt LaFleur, Mike McDaniel, Les Snead, Kevin Demoff, Andrew Whitworth, Mina Kimes and Steve Wyche. Playcallers is presented by Miller Lite. To get Miller Lite delivered right to your door, visit millerlite.com/playcallers. Celebrate Responsibly. Miller Brewing Company, Milwaukee, WI. 96 calories and 3.2 carbs per 12 ounces. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/07/2354m 16s

The Playcallers Ep. 3: You are not me

How far can Kyle Shanahan and Sean McVay go to evolve their own offenses? Each coach hires a defensive coordinator who is their perfect schematic opposite. In San Francisco, Shanahan and Robert Saleh's epic practice battles shape what are now the NFL's best defenses. In Los Angeles, McVay's and Brandon Staley's schemes clash as McVay becomes wholly obsessed with finding out how his offense can be solved. Host Jourdan Rodrigue studies the collision of apex systems and how the ripple effects start to shape each team - and the entire NFL. Voices in the episode include McVay, Shanahan, Saleh, Staley, Thomas Brown, Andrew Whitworth, Mina Kimes, and Steve Wyche. Playcallers is presented by Miller Lite. To get Miller Lite delivered right to your door, visit millerlite.com/playcallers. Celebrate Responsibly. Miller Brewing Company, Milwaukee, WI. 96 calories and 3.2 carbs per 12 ounces. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/07/2351m 38s

The Playcallers Ep. 4: Blood can blind

Sean McVay becomes the first coach from this coaching family to win the Super Bowl, but it costs him more personally than he could have realized. Before McVay gets to the championship, he has to exorcise his "Kyle Shanahan demons" in the NFC Championship game. Shanahan and Mike McDaniel built their offense into a versatile, punishing group as McVay's own system centers around the flourish of the passing game. McDaniel, who becomes the Dolphins head coach in 2022, starts stretching his legs after so much time working under Shanahan. Meanwhile, Matt LaFleur's own Packers offense is built around compromise and a Hall of Fame quarterback. In speaking with host Jourdan Rodrigue, each head coach opens up about how play-calling has shaped their identity. Voices in the episode include McVay, Shanahan, LaFleur, McDaniel, Kevin O'Connell, Zac Taylor, Kevin Demoff, Les Snead, Raheem Morris, Andrew Whitworth, Mina Kimes and Steve Wyche. Playcallers is presented by Miller Lite. To get Miller Lite delivered right to your door, visit millerlite.com/playcallers. Celebrate Responsibly. Miller Brewing Company, Milwaukee, WI. 96 calories and 3.2 carbs per 12 ounces. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/07/2356m 27s

The Playcallers Ep. 5: To resist it is useless

A look at the modern NFL shows that variants of this offensive system - and even the defensive systems it pulled into its innovation loop - are everywhere. What happens when it becomes too saturated? How do coaches know when to jump into what comes next? Host Jourdan Rodrigue also looks at the unintended consequences the explosion in popularity of coaches from this offense have had on the NFL's hiring practices. Meanwhile, coaches across the league are candid about how they try to evolve and adapt in a sport that endlessly moves in patterns and cycles. Voices in the episode include Sean McVay, Kyle Shanahan, Matt LaFleur, Mike McDaniel, Raheem Morris, Kevin O'Connell, Thomas Brown, Kevin Demoff, Les Snead, Andrew Whitworth and Robert Griffin the Third. Playcallers is presented by Miller Lite. To get Miller Lite delivered right to your door, visit millerlite.com/playcallers. Celebrate Responsibly. Miller Brewing Company, Milwaukee, WI. 96 calories and 3.2 carbs per 12 ounces. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/07/2342m 26s

Ten players who will help you win your fantasy league, with Josh Norris and Hayden Winks

Midsummer is the time of swimming pools, cookouts, vacations...and fantasy football prep! Robert Mays welcomes Josh Norris and Hayden Winks from Underdog Fantasy to this episode of The Athletic Football Show to help you start getting ready for your fantasy leagues. The guys run through the first 10 rounds of a typical draft, highlighting one player in each round who can help you claim your league's trophy this season. Follow Robert on Twitter: @robertmays Follow Josh on Twitter: @JoshNorris Follow Hayden on Twitter: @HaydenWinks Subscribe to The Athletic Football Show... Apple Spotify YouTube Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
07/07/231h 14m

Best fits for the top-10 remaining NFL free agents, with JP Acosta

Training camp is right around the corner, and there are more than a few intriguing free agents available. What are the best fits for DeAndre Hopkins, Dalvin Cook, Jadeveon Clowney, and the other free agents we know will be playing football in 2023? JP Acosta from SB Nation joins Robert Mays to help find these guys some new homes on this episode of The Athletic Football Show. Follow Robert on Twitter: @robertmays Follow JP on Twitter: @acosta32_jp Subscribe to The Athletic Football Show... Apple Spotify YouTube Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
06/07/2349m 45s

The real cost of restructuring contracts in the NFL, and other big salary cap questions with Brad Spielberger of PFF

Everyone knows that the Eagles and Saints are masters of the salary cap. But what does that really mean? What's the practical cost of all that alchemy? Brad Spielberger, salary cap analyst for Pro Football Focus, joins Robert Mays to dive deep into the details on this episode of The Athletic Football Show. Follow Robert on Twitter: @robertmays Follow Brad on Twitter: @PFF_Brad Subscribe to The Athletic Football Show... Apple Spotify YouTube Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
05/07/231h 1m

Mailbag Monday: Travis Kelce's contract value, best teams to not win the Super Bowl, too old to wear a jersey?...and more

Robert Mays and Nate Tice sneak in one more mailbag before the holiday. The guys discuss Travis Kelce's contract value, best teams to come up short of winning a Super Bowl, when you're too old to wear a jersey, and more. Follow Robert on Twitter: @robertmays Follow Nate on Twitter: @Nate_Tice Subscribe to The Athletic Football Show... Apple Spotify YouTube Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
03/07/231h 8m

Lessons learned from the NFL's best defenses of 2022

What lessons can we take from last season's best defenses and apply to this season? Diante Lee joins Robert Mays and Nate Tice to answer that question on this episode of The Athletic Football Show. Follow Robert on Twitter: @robertmays Follow Nate on Twitter: @Nate_Tice Follow Diante on Twitter: @DianteLeeFB Subscribe to The Athletic Football Show... Apple Spotify YouTube This episode is brought to you by BetterHelp. Give online therapy a try at betterhelp.com/MAYS and get on your way to being your best self. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
30/06/231h 7m

Lessons learned from the NFL's best offenses of 2022

What lessons can we take from last season's best offenses and apply to this season? Robert Mays and Nate Tice are joined by Ben Solak of The Ringer to answer that question on this episode of The Athletic Football Show. Follow Robert on Twitter: @robertmays Follow Nate on Twitter: @Nate_Tice Follow Ben on Twitter: @BenjaminSolak Subscribe to The Athletic Football Show... Apple Spotify YouTube This episode is brought to you by BetterHelp. Give online therapy a try at betterhelp.com/MAYS and get on your way to being your best self. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
28/06/231h 16m

Monday Mailbag: Mike McCarthy vs. Sean Payton, best divisions in 2023, favorite condiments, and more

Robert Mays and Nate Tice go digging into the TAFS mailbag once again to kick off the week. The guys tackle questions on the differences between Mike McCarthy and Sean Payton, the best divisions in 2023, their favorite condiments, and a whole lot more. Follow Robert on Twitter: @robertmays Follow Nate on Twitter: @Nate_Tice Subscribe to The Athletic Football Show... Apple Spotify YouTube This episode is brought to you by BetterHelp. Give online therapy a try at betterhelp.com/MAYS and get on your way to being your best self. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
26/06/231h 3m

How many star players do teams need to win the Super Bowl?

Super Bowl Championships are often won at the top of the roster. But how many blue-chip players does a team need to win it all? How many very good players can stand in for one elite player? Robert Mays and Nate Tice dig into those 10 Super Bowl Champions and two runners-up over the last 12 years to draw some lessons from them, and apply them to this season, on this episode of The Athletic Football Show. Follow Robert on Twitter: @robertmays Follow Nate on Twitter: @Nate_Tice Subscribe to The Athletic Football Show... Apple Spotify YouTube Stay cool and dry all summer with Birddogs and get a FREE Yeti-style tumbler at birddogs.com/athletic use promo code ATHLETIC at checkout Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
23/06/231h 15m

What success for 2023's first-year regimes looks like; Introducing The Playcallers, The Athletic's upcoming podcast series, with Jourdan Rodrigue

There are five new regimes across the NFL this season—Jonathan Gannon in Arizona, Shane Steichen in Indianapolis, DeMeco Ryans in Houston, Sean Payton in Denver, and Frank Reich in Carolina. Each of those regimes will define success in their own way. What do we think success looks like for those teams in 2023? Robert Mays and Nate Tice answer that question on this episode of The Athletic Football Show. Then, Jourdan Rodrigue joins Robert to introduce The Playcallers, the new podcast series from The Athletic. Debuting on Monday, July 10, The Playcallers explores the relationships shared by Kyle Shanahan, Sean McVay, Matt LaFleur and Mike McDaniel, and how their systems are shaping modern offensive football. Follow Robert on Twitter: @robertmays Follow Nate on Twitter: @Nate_Tice Follow Jourdan on Twitter: @JourdanRodrigue Subscribe to The Athletic Football Show... Apple Spotify YouTube Stay cool and dry all summer with Birddogs and get a FREE Yeti-style tumbler at birddogs.com/athletic use promo code ATHLETIC at checkout Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
21/06/231h 33m

Monday Mailbag: Winning without star power, the worst team Patrick Mahomes could take to the Super Bowl, love for Nick Chubb and more

Robert Mays and Nate Tice open up the TAFS mailbag on this episode of The Athletic Football Show, covering questions on how far a team can go without a true star, the worst team Patrick Mahomes could take to the Super Bowl, Nick Chubb's trajectory toward being an all-time great, and more. Follow Robert on Twitter: @robertmays Follow Nate on Twitter: @Nate_Tice Subscribe to The Athletic Football Show... Apple Spotify YouTube Stay cool and dry all summer with Birddogs and get a FREE Yeti-style tumbler at birddogs.com/athletic use promo code ATHLETIC at checkout Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
19/06/231h 5m

Which teams are actually trying to win the Super Bowl?

The fundamental goal for an NFL team is obvious: win the Super Bowl. But just as obvious is the fact that not every team is a realistic contender. For some teams, taking necessary steps along the path to contention is more important than actively trying to win the Super Bowl. So on this episode of The Athletic Football Show, Robert Mays and Nate Tice ask and answer one simple question of all 32 NFL teams...are you really trying to win the Super Bowl this year? Follow Robert on Twitter: @robertmays Follow Nate on Twitter: @Nate_Tice Subscribe to The Athletic Football Show... Apple Spotify YouTube Stay cool and dry all summer with Birddogs and get a FREE Yeti-style tumbler at birddogs.com/athletic use promo code ATHLETIC at checkout Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
16/06/231h 13m

Football GM: Stefon Diggs situation, Stan Kroenke’s championships, Broncos sign Frank Clark & more

Mike Sando and Randy Mueller begin the show by discussing the Stefon Diggs situation in Buffalo. Then, they talk about Stan Kroenke’s multiple championships across several sports and what it takes to be a successful owner. They also break down Frank Clark’s deal with the Broncos, Danielle Hunter’s contract issues in Minnesota and much more.  Follow Mike on Twitter: @SandoNFL Follow Randy on Twitter: @RandyMueller_ Subscribe to The Athletic Football Show... Apple Spotify YouTube 5:33 Stefon Diggs situation in Buffalo 25:50 Stan Kroenke ownership takeaways 36:47 Broncos sign Frank Clark 39:21 Danielle Hunter’s contract issues 46:55 Franchise player updates 49:09 GM Notebook Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
15/06/231h 1m

Canton Court is in session

Inner-circle Hall of Famers are easy to identify. Some guys who have yet to get a call from Canton, however, just need an advocate. They need someone to evaluate their entire career and make their case for the Hall of Fame. They need Robert Mays and Nate Tice and this episode of The Athletic Football Show. The 2023 edition of Canton Court is now in session. Follow Robert on Twitter: @robertmays Follow Nate on Twitter: @Nate_Tice Subscribe to The Athletic Football Show... Apple Spotify YouTube Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
14/06/2351m 26s

Monday Mailbag: The Bengals' Tee Higgins decision, benefits of not traveling your corners, a potential cliff for Aaron Rodgers, and more

The latest installment of The Athletic Football Show mailbag is a doozy. Robert Mays and Nate Tice dish on what they'd do with Tee Higgins if they were Duke Tobin, why it can make sense for elite corners to stick to one side, the possibility that the Aaron Rodgers trade goes deeply wrong for the Jets, and a whole lot more. Follow Robert on Twitter: @robertmays Follow Nate on Twitter: @Nate_Tice Subscribe to The Athletic Football Show... Apple Spotify YouTube Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
12/06/2354m 42s

A trip to fantasy (football) land, with Danny Kelly

Come with me, and you'll be, in a world of fantasy projections... The summer is here, and it's time to start thinking about your fantasy football teams. That's exactly what we do on this episode of The Athletic Football Show. Nate Tice is joined by TAFS executive producer Michael Beller and Danny Kelly from The Ringer to plant some early flags in the fantasy football world.Follow Nate on Twitter: @Nate_Tice Follow Beller on Twitter: @MBeller Follow Danny on Twitter: @DannyBKelly Subscribe to The Athletic Football Show... Apple Spotify YouTube Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
09/06/231h 26m

Football GM: NFL’s gambling policy, DeAndre Hopkins visits Titans & more

Following the big news this week regarding the PGA Tour and LIV Golf merger, Mike Sando and Randy Mueller discuss if Saudi billionaires could ever buy into the NFL or create a rival league. Then, they talk about the NFL’s gambling policy and their favorite over/under season win totals. Finally, they discuss DeAndre Hopkins’ visit with the Titans, the Bills’ deal for Leonard Floyd and much more.  Follow Mike on Twitter: @SandoNFL Follow Randy on Twitter: @RandyMueller_ Subscribe to The Athletic Football Show... Apple Spotify YouTube 1:23 PGA Tour & LIV Golf merger, could Saudi billionaires buy into NFL? 11:34 NFL gambling policy & more violations 15:39 Favorite over/under season win totals 34:55 DeAndre Hopkins visits Titans 42:11 Bills sign Leonard Floyd 46:25 Ex-Vikings part owner sentenced in crypto scam Visit BetterHelp.com/athleticfootball today to get 10% off your first month. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
08/06/2356m 32s

The 2023 Class of the Hall of Very Good

Welcome to the 2023 edition of The Athletic Football Show's Hall of Very Good. On this episode, Robert Mays and Nate Tice remember eight former NFL'ers who were very good, but, for one reason or another, not quite good enough to warrant Hall of Fame discussion. Let's take a trip down memory lane, shall we? Follow Robert on Twitter: @robertmays Follow Nate on Twitter: @Nate_Tice The 2023 Hall of Very Good Class... Brian Westbrook Priest Holmes Lorenzo Neal Marques Colston Ted Washington John Henderson Peter Boulware Carson Palmer Subscribe to The Athletic Football Show... Apple Spotify YouTube Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
07/06/2354m 32s

Monday Mailbag: Roster decisions and culture, the next level for Justin Herbert, the Daniel Jones balancing act, and more

Robert Mays and Nate Tice open up the mailbag on this episode of The Athletic Football Show. The guys discuss how teams make hard decisions while building and maintaining culture, what they want to see from Justin Herbert this year, the bed the Giants have made with Daniel Jones' contract, and more. Follow Robert on Twitter: @robertmays Follow Nate on Twitter: @Nate_Tice Subscribe to The Athletic Football Show... Apple Spotify YouTube Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
05/06/2344m 45s

The NFL's best edge rushers, with Seth Galina and Steven Ruiz

Wait up, that's Nate Tice's music!!! With Robert Mays on his honeymoon, Nate takes over as the host on this episode of The Athletic Football Show. Seth Galina of PFF and Steven Ruiz of The Ringer join Nate to break down the state of the EDGE position leaguewide, with a specific focus on rushing the passer, going into the 2023 season. Follow Nate on Twitter: @Nate_Tice Follow Seth on Twitter: @pff_seth Follow Steven on Twitter: @theStevenRuiz Subscribe to The Athletic Football Show... Apple Spotify YouTube Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
02/06/231h 22m

Football GM: Aaron Rodgers speaks out, potential DeAndre Hopkins landing spots, Jimmy G’s contract & more

Mike Sando and Randy Mueller talk about DeAndre Hopkins’ release, what’s going on with the Cardinals and potential landing spots for the WR. Then, they get into The Athletic’s exclusive interview with Aaron Rodgers on his final years in Green Bay. They also discuss Jimmy G’s contract, Tua Tagovailoa’s offseason workouts and much more.  Follow Mike on Twitter: @SandoNFL Follow Randy on Twitter: @RandyMueller_ Subscribe to The Athletic Football Show... Apple Spotify YouTube 1:58 Cardinals release DeAndre Hopkins/potential landing spots 20:31 Mike Tannenbaum’s comments on Russell Wilson/Sean Payton  25:36 Aaron Rodgers talks to The Athletic on final years in Green Bay 37:24 Jimmy Garoppolo’s injury & contract waiver 42:48 Tua Tagovailoa OTA passing video 46:05 GM Notebook Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
01/06/2353m 35s

The 2023 NFL Roster Reset with Mina Kimes

Outside of a move here or there over the next couple months, we know what all 32 teams in the NFL will look like come Week 1. So...who has the best roster? Who has the worst roster? Who has the best offensive depth chart? What about the defensive side of the ball? Who had the best offseason? Who had a sneaky good offseason? Robert Mays and Nate Tice welcome Mina Kimes from ESPN to answer all those questions on this episode of The Athletic Football Show. Follow Robert on Twitter: @robertmays Follow Nate on Twitter: @Nate_Tice Follow Mina on Twitter: @minakimes Subscribe to The Athletic Football Show... Apple Spotify YouTube Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
31/05/231h 22m

Monday Mailbag: The Seahawks' offensive ceiling, Super Bowl windows, NBA players we'd love to see in the NFL, and more

Kick off your week with The Athletic Football Show's Monday Mailbag. In this edition, Robert Mays and Nate Tice kick around the idea of the Seahawks as a top-five offense, consider the meaning of a Super Bowl window, and highlight some offenses that could see a leap this season thanks to a new voice in the room. Nate also gets to name about 10 NBA players he'd like to see in the NFL! Follow Robert on Twitter: @robertmays Follow Nate on Twitter: @Nate_Tice Subscribe to The Athletic Football Show... Apple Spotify YouTube Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
29/05/2355m 15s

The 2023 Non-Quarterback Draft

OK, with quarterbacks selected, it's time to move on to our non-quarterback draft for 2023. The premise is the same. Which player do you most want on your team for the next three years, taking into account his current contract status? Robert Mays, Nate Tice and Yahoo's Charles McDonald make the selections in this five-round, 15-player exercise. Follow Robert on Twitter: @robertmays Follow Nate on Twitter: @Nate_Tice Follow Charles on Twitter: @FourVerts Subscribe to The Athletic Football Show... Apple Spotify YouTube Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
26/05/231h 2m

Football GM: Pressure points around the NFL, remembering Jim Brown, Tom Brady’s ownership stake in Raiders & more

Mike Sando and Randy Mueller begin the show by examining various pressure points for several teams around the league and who will be on the spot the most come September. Then, they reflect on the passing of Jim Brown and his legacy on and off the field. Plus, they discuss Tom Brady’s ownership stake in the Raiders, the NFL league meetings and much more.  Follow Mike on Twitter: @SandoNFL Follow Randy on Twitter: @RandyMueller_ Subscribe to The Athletic Football Show... Apple Spotify YouTube 1:23 Pressure points around the league (Cowboys, Bills, Raiders, Ravens, Broncos, Patriots, Chargers) 24:20 Remembering Jim Brown 31:12 Tom Brady becomes part-owner of Raiders 38:23 GM Notebook Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
25/05/2357m 4s

The 2023 Quarterback Draft

It's time for one of our favorite episodes of the year...the Quarterback Draft! The question is simple: Which quarterback would you want leading your franchise for the next three years? And yes, his contract matters. Robert Mays, Nate Tice and friend of the show Derrik Klassen are our drafters in this five-round, 15-pick exercise. Let's do this! Follow Robert on Twitter: @robertmays Follow Nate on Twitter: @Nate_Tice Follow Derrik on Twitter: @QBKlass Subscribe to The Athletic Football Show... Apple Spotify YouTube Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
24/05/231h 49m

Monday Mailbag: The Dolphins' speed, preseason darlings, fast-food rankings, and more

Robert Mays and Nate Tice are back for another session of the Monday Mailbag on this episode of The Athletic Football Show. The guys discuss the Dolphins' team speed, previous preseason darlings and offensive coaching changes. They also rank fast-food joints and wonder how many bad teams you'd have to combine to get a team as good as the Chiefs. Follow Robert on Twitter: @robertmays Follow Nate on Twitter: @Nate_Tice Subscribe to The Athletic Football Show... Apple Spotify YouTube Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
22/05/2357m 33s

Familiar Faces in New Places: 2023 Defensive Coordinators Edition

Jim Schwartz, Brian Flores, Steve Wilks...these are familiar faces around the NFL. Those faces, however, are in new places this season. How will they, and the other veteran DCs with new jobs, affect the defenses they now run? Robert Mays and Nate Tice break it down on this episode of The Athletic Football Show. Follow Robert on Twitter: @robertmays Follow Nate on Twitter: @Nate_Tice Subscribe to The Athletic Football Show... Apple Spotify YouTube This episode is brought to you by... BetterHelp: Visit BetterHelp.com/MAYS today to get 10% off your first month DCs in new places... Ryan Nielsen in Atlanta Jim Schwartz in Cleveland Brian Flores in Minnesota Vic Fangio in Miami Steve Wilks in San Francisco Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
19/05/2356m 46s

Football GM: Difficult GM decisions, Justin Fields’ involvement in Bears draft, checking in on the worst teams from 2022 & more

Before diving into NFL offseason news, Mike Sando and Randy Mueller check in on the NBA playoffs and big decisions facing GMs. Then, they talk about Justin Fields’ involvement in the Bears’ draft and how we feel now about the teams with the worst records in 2022. They wrap with a packed GM Notebook involving the Commanders, the AFC East, the Jaguars in London and more.  Follow Mike on Twitter: @SandoNFL Follow Randy on Twitter: @RandyMueller_ Subscribe to The Athletic Football Show... Apple Spotify YouTube 1:13 NBA playoffs & difficult GM decisions 25:34 Ryan Poles involves Justin Fields in Bears draft 31:53 Worst NFL teams in 2022 and how we feel now? 38:27 GM Notebook This episode is brought to you by... BetterHelp: Visit BetterHelp.com/MAYS today to get 10% off your first month Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
18/05/2358m 52s

2022 Cold Takes Revisited

Everyone in the sports yammering business is going to have a prediction or two go wrong. Not everyone, however, is going to try to learn from those predictions gone wrong. Guess TAFS is just built different. Robert Mays and Nate Tice trot out their cold takes from 2022, and sort through what they can learn from them, on this episode of The Athletic Football Show. Follow Robert on Twitter: @robertmays Follow Nate on Twitter: @Nate_Tice Subscribe to The Athletic Football Show... Apple Spotify YouTube This episode is brought to you by... BetterHelp: Visit BetterHelp.com/MAYS today to get 10% off your first month Cold takes included... The Bills are the best team in football The Eagles do NOT have a top-10 offense The Packers have a top-five offense The Colts have a top-10 offense The Broncos have a top-10 offense The Buccaneers have a top-five offense and are NFC Championship Game quality The Cowboys will miss the playoffs The 49ers will miss the playoffs Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
17/05/231h 14m

Monday Mailbag: Sad AFC quarterback futures, swapping coaching staffs, the infrastructure around Bryce Young, and more

Robert Mays and Nate Tice open up the TAFS mailbag on this episode of The Athletic Football Show. The guys discuss the saddest future possible for this class of superstar QBs, how certain bad teams might look if they could trade coaching staffs with good teams, the infrastructure around Bryce Young in his rookie season, and more. Follow Robert on Twitter: @robertmays Follow Nate on Twitter: @Nate_Tice Subscribe to The Athletic Football Show... Apple Spotify YouTube This episode is brought to you by... BetterHelp: Visit BetterHelp.com/MAYS today to get 10% off your first month Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
15/05/231h 10m

The 12 most valuable types of contracts in the NFL

It's the episode of The Athletic Football Show that host Robert Mays calls "endearingly chaotic." What are the most valuable types of contracts in the NFL? Which type of player on which type of deal is most beneficial for a team to have? Robert and Nate Tice dive into that topic for the next hour. Things get appropriately silly on this one. Follow Robert on Twitter: @robertmays Follow Nate on Twitter: @Nate_Tice Subscribe to The Athletic Football Show... Apple Spotify YouTube Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
12/05/231h 5m

Football GM: Best draft fits, Packers’ homegrown defense, detailing Lamar Jackson’s deal & more

How do NFL teams determine the best draft fits? Mike Sando and Randy Mueller discuss the process and which players from this year’s class may work best with their new team. Then, they examine the first-round picks on the Packers’ defense, Lamar Jackson’s contract details and the latest in the Matt Araiza case. They wrap with another round of the GM Notebook and a question involving the luxury tax in sports.  Follow Mike on Twitter: @SandoNFL Follow Randy on Twitter: @RandyMueller_ Subscribe to The Athletic Football Show... Apple Spotify YouTube 2:53 How to determine draft fits & which players work best with their new team 12:08 The scheme fits for the drafted QBs 21:10 Packers’ defense adds another first-round pick 32:33 NFL schedule release 35:49 Examining Lamar Jackson’s deal 47:41 Details of the Matt Araiza case 51:40 GM Notebook Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
11/05/231h 4m

Power ranking the NFC QB situations—and what that means for 2023

The AFC has Patrick Mahomes, Josh Allen, Joe Burrow, Lamar Jackson, Justin Herbert, Trevor Lawrence, Aaron Rodgers, Tua Tagovailoa and Deshaun Watson. The NFC has Jalen Hurts, Dak Prescott and...Kirk Cousins? Geno Smith? Matthew Stafford? Derek Carr? Justin Fields? No matter how you look at it, massive imbalance in quarterback quality exists between the two conferences. Robert Mays and Nate Tice discuss what that means for the NFC in the short and long term on this episode of The Athletic Football Show. Follow Robert on Twitter: @robertmays Follow Nate on Twitter: @Nate_Tice Subscribe to The Athletic Football Show... Apple Spotify YouTube 4:09 Eagles and Cowboys at the top 13:00 Number three and beyond 46:29 Team outlooks that diverge from the QB situation 51:55 QBs who could climb way up, or slide way down, these rankings by the end of 2023 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/05/231h 9m

Mailbag Monday: Hall of Fame running backs, tight end value, the Colts' offense with Anthony Richardson, and more

Robert Mays and Nate Tice are going to open up the TAFS mailbag every Monday for the next couple months, and it all starts right here. The guys discuss the new path for running backs to the Hall of Fame, the value of the tight end position, the look of the Colts' offense with Anthony Richardson at the helm, and a whole lot more. Follow Robert on Twitter: @robertmays Follow Nate on Twitter: @Nate_Tice Subscribe to The Athletic Football Show... Apple Spotify YouTube Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
08/05/231h 14m

What roster holes remain after the 2023 NFL Draft?

The heady days of free agency are in the rear-view mirror. The draft is over. Yet, there are still roster moves to be made across the NFL this offseason. Robert Mays and Nate Tice detail what the moves they're still waiting to see teams make on this episode of The Athletic Football Show. Follow Robert on Twitter: @robertmays Follow Nate on Twitter: @Nate_Tice Subscribe to The Athletic Football Show... Apple Spotify YouTube This episode is brought to you by BetterHelp. Give online therapy a try at betterhelp.com/mays and get on your way to being your best self. 4:18 Post-draft FA signings 15:23 Veterans who could get traded 49:43 Remaining roster holes Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
05/05/231h 7m

Football GM: Takeaways from the 2023 NFL Draft, Jordan Love’s contract, fifth-year option lessons & more

Mike Sando officially welcomes Randy Mueller to The Athletic staff as they examine their top takeaways from the 2023 NFL Draft. They talk about Anthony Richardson, Jalin Hyatt and more before revisiting Randy’s top 10 players and where they were selected. Then, they discuss Jordan Love’s contract extension, the fifth-year option and the Eagles-Cardinals tampering case.  Follow Mike on Twitter: @SandoNFL Follow Randy on Twitter: @RandyMueller_ Subscribe to The Athletic Football Show... Apple Spotify YouTube 4:01 Randy’s top draft takeaways 24:50 Revisiting Randy’s top 10 players in draft 40:03 Packers sign Jordan Love to one-year extension 44:12 Fifth-year option lessons 47:06 Eagles & Cardinals settle tampering case This episode is brought to you by BetterHelp. Give online therapy a try at betterhelp.com/mays and get on your way to being your best self. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
04/05/2358m 41s

Prospects to Pros: 2023 NFL Draft superlatives + way-too-early 2024 mock draft

Which teams had the best draft? What was the biggest surprise? Who was drafted higher and lower than expected? Which player and team is the best fit? Andy Staples and Dane Brugler answer all of the 2023 NFL Draft superlatives. Then, it’s never too early to look ahead to 2024. Dane reveals the top prospects he’s watching in next year’s draft.  Follow Andy on Twitter: @Andy_Staples Follow Dane on Twitter: @dpbrugler Subscribe to The Athletic Football Show... Apple Spotify YouTube 1:15 Teams that had the best draft 9:04 The biggest surprise 16:17 Player that was drafted higher than expected 23:25 Player that fell lower than expected 26:45 Team with the most efficient draft 29:17 Best player/team fit 37:29 Way-too-early 2024 NFL mock draft This episode is brought to you by BetterHelp. Give online therapy a try at betterhelp.com/mays and get on your way to being your best self. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
03/05/2348m 31s

Message in a roster: What NFL teams told us about themselves this offseason

Teams will tell you exactly what they think of themselves by the moves they make in the offseason, culminating in the picks they make in the draft. Robert Mays and Nate Tice decipher what teams have told us about themselves this offseason on this episode of The Athletic Football Show. Follow Robert on Twitter: @robertmays Follow Nate on Twitter: @Nate_Tice Subscribe to The Athletic Football Show... Apple Spotify YouTube This episode is brought to you by BetterHelp. Give online therapy a try at betterhelp.com/mays and get on your way to being your best self. 6:40 Buffalo Bills 15:04 New England Patriots 19:14 Denver Broncos 23:40 Tennessee Titans 32:55 Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Washington Football Team 38:01 Cleveland Browns 43:47 Detroit Lions 51:19 Chicago Bears 55:42 Houston Texans 61:16 Atlanta Falcons 67:30 Dallas Cowboys Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
02/05/231h 21m

2023 NFL Draft: Day three thoughts, favorite overall draft hauls, favorite fits, and more

Robert Mays, Nate Tice and Dane Brugler wrap up draft weekend on this episode of The Athletic Football Show. The guys discuss the biggest news from day three, including the Eagles' acquisition of D'Andre Swift and their move to get Kelee Ringo, their favorite overall draft hauls, best fits, favorite moments, and a whole lot more. Follow Robert on Twitter: @robertmays Follow Nate on Twitter: @Nate_Tice Follow Dane on Twitter: @dpbrugler Subscribe to The Athletic Football Show... Apple Spotify YouTube 1:30 Eagles make moves for D'Andre Swift, Kelee Ringo 6:43 Plenty more quarterbacks on day three 14:37 Favorite day three picks 22:10 Favorite day three hauls 28:10 Favorite total draft hauls 32:50 Drafts that made you go "ooooh" 45:58 Best fits and moments 59:22 Where are we still searching for answers? 67:07 Full circle back to Bryce Young, C.J. Stroud and Anthony Richardson 74:30 Parting thoughts on the 2023 NFL Draft Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
30/04/231h 22m

2023 NFL Draft, Round 3 pick-by-pick analysis

Robert Mays, Nate Tice and Dane Brugler break down every pick in the third round of the 2023 NFL Draft live from Kansas City. The guys discuss Hendon Hooker to the Titans, a new receiver for Daniel Jones, Darnell Washington's slide to Pittsburgh, and a whole lot more. Follow Robert on Twitter: @robertmays Follow Nate on Twitter: @Nate_Tice Follow Dane on Twitter: @dpbrugler Subscribe to The Athletic Football Show... Apple Spotify YouTube Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
29/04/231h 58m

2023 NFL Draft, Round 2 pick-by-pick analysis

Robert Mays, Nate Tice and Dane Brugler break down every pick in the second round of the 2023 NFL Draft live from Kansas City. The guys dig into Will Levis, Michael Mayer, new pass-catchers in Green Bay, and a whole lot more. Follow Robert on Twitter: @robertmays Follow Nate on Twitter: @Nate_Tice Follow Dane on Twitter: @dpbrugler Subscribe to The Athletic Football Show... Apple Spotify YouTube Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
29/04/232h 46m

2023 NFL Draft Round 1, picks 21-31: Quentin Johnston to Felix Anudike-Uzomah

Robert Mays, Nate Tice and Dane Brugler bring home the first round of the 2023 NFL Draft on this episode, reacting to picks 21 through 31. It begins with a run on receivers, and ends with the rich—most notably the Bills, Bengals and Eagles—getting richer. Follow Robert on Twitter: @robertmays Follow Nate on Twitter: @Nate_Tice Follow Dane on Twitter: @dpbrugler Subscribe to The Athletic Football Show... Apple Spotify YouTube Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
28/04/231h 27m

2023 NFL Draft Round 1, picks 11-20: Peter Skoronski to Jaxon Smith-Njigba

The Athletic Football Show's live coverage of the first round of the NFL Draft continues, as Robert Mays, Nate Tice and Dane Brugler dig into picks 11 through 20. The Lions surprise everyone with a running back and linebacker, the Patriots nab what might be the steal of the first round, and the Seahawks round it out with the first receiver of the night, who just might be the perfect fit for their offense. Follow Robert on Twitter: @robertmays Follow Nate on Twitter: @Nate_Tice Follow Dane on Twitter: @dpbrugler Subscribe to The Athletic Football Show... Apple Spotify YouTube Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
28/04/231h 8m

2023 NFL Draft Round 1, picks 1-10: Bryce Young to Darnell Wright

Robert Mays, Nate Tice and Dane Brugler react live to the first 10 picks in the 2023 NFL Draft. They discuss the three big trades, the Texans' aggressiveness, the Colts' big swing, the Seahawks' zig-zag move, the Falcons’ new offensive weapon, and much more.  Follow Robert on Twitter: @robertmays Follow Nate on Twitter: @Nate_Tice Follow Dane on Twitter: @dpbrugler Subscribe to The Athletic Football Show... Apple Spotify YouTube Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
28/04/231h 47m

Football GM: Randy Mueller’s top 10 overall prospects, Jets introduce Aaron Rodgers, Commanders decline Chase Young’s fifth-year option & more

Draft day is officially here! Mike Sando and former GM Randy Mueller kick off the festivities by discussing Randy’s top 10 overall prospects. Then, they talk about Aaron Rodgers’ introductory press conference with the Jets, the Commanders’ decision to decline Chase Young’s fifth-year option and much more. Follow Mike on Twitter: @SandoNFL Follow Randy on Twitter: @RandyMueller_ Subscribe to The Athletic Football Show... Apple Spotify YouTube 4:47 Randy’s top 10 overall prospects 28:35 Randy’s top defensive front seven players 30:57 Aaron Rodgers introduced as Jets QB  44:34 Commanders decline Chase Young’s fifth-year option 47:03 Cardinals GM & head coach attend Kyler Murray’s statue unveiling 52:36 GM Notebook Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
27/04/231h 1m

The Athletic Football Show's 2023 top-10 mock draft

It's time to put a bow on The Athletic Football Show's predraft coverage in 2023. What better way to do so than with a mock draft? The Athletic's team of beat writers, as well as a couple of TAFS mainstays, join Robert Mays to mock their way through the top 10 of the 2023 NFL Draft on this episode of The Athletic Football Show. Subscribe to The Athletic Football Show... Apple Spotify YouTube 2:09 Pick 1. Carolina Panthers 10:18 Pick 2. Houston Texans 21:58 Pick 3. Indianapolis Colts (oooh, a trade) 34:05 Pick 4. Arizona Cardinals 41:05 Pick 5. Seattle Seahawks 51:16 Pick 6. Detroit Lions 60:09 Pick 7. Las Vegas Raiders 72:44 Pick 8. Atlanta Falcons 81:36 Pick 9. Chicago Bears 91:17 Pick 10. Philadelphia Eagles Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
26/04/231h 41m

The biggest questions heading into the 2023 NFL Draft

We can measure the distance between this moment and the start of the 2023 NFL Draft in hours, yet we still have more than our fair share of questions. Robert Mays, Nate Tice and Dane Brugler dig into top-five intrigue, Bijan Robinson, possible runs at receiver and offensive tackle, and more on this episode of The Athletic Football Show. Follow Robert on Twitter: @robertmays Follow Nate on Twitter: @Nate_Tice Follow Dane on Twitter: @dpbrugler Subscribe to The Athletic Football Show... Apple Spotify YouTube 3:00 Questions in the top five 21:00 Trading up for a QB? 24:33 Intrigue in the top 10 28:28 Intrigue outside the top 10 32:14 Bijan Robinson 37:14 The most interesting players 41:22 Wide receivers 44:04 A run on offensive tackles? 47:29 What's the big veteran trade? 50:04 Who goes earlier than expected? 53:53 Who goes later than expected? 56:37 Quick hitters Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
25/04/231h 11m

Aaron Rodgers, a Jet all the way

Welp, it finally happened. Aaron Rodgers is a New York Jet. Robert Mays and Mike Sando break down the deal that sent the future Hall of Famer to the Big Apple, and what it means for the Packers and Jets teams in 2023, on this episode of The Athletic Football Show. Follow Robert on Twitter: @robertmays Follow Sando on Twitter: @SandoNFL Subscribe to The Athletic Football Show... Apple Spotify YouTube Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
24/04/2327m 39s

Filling the gaps: An NFL Draft heater for playoff and Super Bowl contenders

It may not have seemed so at the time, but the power of hindsight lets us see that the Chiefs had one of the best drafts last year. Would they have won the Super Bowl without the contributions of players like Jaylen Watson, Isiah Pacheco and George Karlaftis? Maybe, but those guys sure made it easier. How might teams like the Bengals and Bills pull a 2022 Chiefs in this year's draft? Robert Mays and Nate Tice explore on this episode of The Athletic Football Show. Follow Robert on Twitter: @robertmays Follow Nate on Twitter: @Nate_Tice Subscribe to The Athletic Football Show... Apple Spotify YouTube 2:30 Five players suspended for violating league's gambling policy 9:35 Cincinnati Bengals 17:02 Buffalo Bills 24:00 Seattle Seahawks 27:51 Los Angeles Chargers 32:58 Jacksonville Jaguars 38:16 Dallas Cowboys 43:06 Detroit Lions 50:43 Green Bay Packers 53:25 Minnesota Vikings Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
24/04/231h 6m

The 2023 TE draft class with Dane Brugler + Nate Tice; Why the college-to-NFL transition can be tough for TEs, with Jack Doyle

Don't take it from the person who writes these descriptions, take it from The Athletic's NFL Draft expert Dane Brugler himself...this is as deep a tight end class as we've seen in the time that Dane's been writing The Beast. He and Nate Tice join Robert Mays to dive into the top-six players in the class on this episode of The Athletic Football Show. Then, Jack Doyle discusses with Robert why tight ends typically take longer than players at other positions to find their footing in the NFL. Follow Robert on Twitter: @robertmays Follow Nate on Twitter: @Nate_Tice Follow Dane on Twitter: @dpbrugler Subscribe to The Athletic Football Show... Apple Spotify YouTube This episode is brought to you by Betterhelp. Visit betterhelp.com/mays to get 10% off your first month 1:48 Latest rumblings at the top of the draft 12:29 Michael Mayer 22:00 Dalton Kincaid 32:55 Luke Musgrave 41:58 Darnell Washington 51:01 Tucker Kraft 57:44 Sam LaPorta 62:52 TEs to know outside the top-two rounds 68:38 A conversation with former NFL TE Jack Doyle Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
21/04/231h 35m

Football GM: Steelers trade for Allen Robinson, 49ers receiving calls on Trey Lance, Jalen Hurts’ extension & Randy Mueller’s top RBs & TEs in the 2023 NFL Draft

Mike Sando and former GM Randy Mueller talk about Jalen Hurts’ extension, the Steelers trade for Allen Robinson and Trey Lance’s future in San Fransisco. Then, Randy shares his top RBs and TEs in the 2023 NFL Draft. Follow Mike on Twitter: @SandoNFL Follow Randy on Twitter: @RandyMueller_ Subscribe to The Athletic Football Show... Apple Spotify YouTube 0:38 Remembering Chris Smith 4:42 Jalen Hurts signs 5-year extension 15:40 Rams trade Allen Robinson to Steelers 18:56 49ers receiving calls on Trey Lance 23:01 HOF LB Dave Wilcox dies at 80 25:54 Randy’s top RBs in the 2023 NFL Draft 38:25 Randy’s top TEs in the 2023 NFL Draft 51:34 GM Notebook This episode is brought to you by Betterhelp. Visit betterhelp.com/mays to get 10% off your first month Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
20/04/231h 7m

Prospects to Pros: Dane Brugler’s 7-Round mock draft, the 2023 CB class & more

Dane Brugler sits down with Andy Staples to discuss his mega 7-round mock draft. They talk about the QBs, the best day 2 and 3 fits and much more. Then, they examine the 2023 CB class and what you need to know about the position heading into draft weekend.  Follow Andy on Twitter: @Andy_Staples Follow Dane on Twitter: @dpbrugler Subscribe to The Athletic Football Show... Apple Spotify YouTube 0:43 Will the Texans take a QB? 4:40 7-round mock draft 30:43 2023 CB class This episode is brought to you by Betterhelp. Visit betterhelp.com/mays to get 10% off your first month Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
19/04/2356m 21s

Latest on the Washington Commanders sale, with Ben Standig

A group led by Philadelphia 76ers and New Jersey Devils owner Josh Harris appears poised to win the bidding for the Washington Commanders. Beat reporter Ben Standig joins Robert Mays to cover where everything stands from all angles on this episode of The Athletic Football Show. Follow Robert on Twitter: @robertmays Follow Ben on Twitter: @BenStandig Subscribe to The Athletic Football Show... Apple Spotify YouTube This episode is brought to you by Betterhelp. Visit betterhelp.com/mays to get 10% off your first month Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
18/04/2332m 22s

The 2023 EDGE draft class with Nate Tice + Diante Lee; Jalen Hurts' massive new deal

Two positions are poised to dominate the top of the 2023 NFL Draft. One is quarterback. The other is EDGE. It's entirely possible that five edge rushers will be selected among the first 11 or 12 picks of the draft. Nate Tice and Diante Lee join Robert Mays to break down the class on this episode of The Athletic Football Show. Plus, the guys take a look at Jalen Hurts' new contract. Follow Robert on Twitter: @robertmays Follow Nate on Twitter: @Nate_Tice Follow Diante on Twitter: @DianteLeeFB Subscribe to The Athletic Football Show... Apple Spotify YouTube This episode is brought to you by Betterhelp. Visit betterhelp.com/mays to get 10% off your first month 2:40 Jalen Hurts' new deal 16:33 Will Anderson 27:40 Jalen Carter 32:35 Tyree Wilson 39:42 Lukas Van Ness 47:15 Nolan Smith 61:13 Myles Murphy 68:41 B.J. Ojulari Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
18/04/231h 15m

The snowball effects of consistently whiffing in the NFL Draft

Every team is going to have its bad draft moments. Some teams, however, whiff again and again and again, ultimately missing out on a generation of talent. Robert Mays and ESPN's Bill Barnwell examine what happens to teams when they consistently miss in the draft on this episode of The Athletic Football Show. Follow Robert on Twitter: @robertmays Follow Bill on Twitter: @billbarnwell Subscribe to The Athletic Football Show... Apple Spotify YouTube This episode is brought to you by Betterhelp. Visit betterhelp.com/mays to get 10% off your first month 3:54 The Raiders' draft struggles 17:39 The Titans' draft struggles 32:29 The Cardinals' draft struggles 48:44 Positional black holes 63:12 Smart tactics to mitigate missing in the draft Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
17/04/231h 12m

The 2023 OL draft class with Dane Brugler + Brandon Thorn

Paris Johnson or Peter Skoronski? Who's the best interior offensive lineman in the draft? Who can go from day-three pick to starter? Dane Brugler and Brandon Thorn join Robert Mays on this episode of The Athletic Football Show to answer those questions, and a whole lot more. Follow Robert on Twitter: @robertmays Follow Dane on Twitter: @dpbrugler Follow Brandon on Twitter: @BrandonThornNFL Subscribe to The Athletic Football Show... Apple Spotify YouTube 3:00 The top OL pick—or, Paris Johnson vs. Peter Skoronski 19:04 The top right tackle 30:57 Broderick Jones 35:43 Best non-top-50 tackle 41:12 Dawand Jones 45:41 Who has the widest range of outcomes? 48:42 Top interior linemen 53:52 Centers 56:58 Above consensus 62:24 Below consensus 66:53 Who are you taking a dart throw on? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
14/04/231h 17m

Why some highly drafted offensive linemen fail, with Mitchell Schwartz and Marshall Newhouse

We know that there will be misses in the 2023 NFL Draft. There are misses in every draft. But while many fans can wrap their heads around why a quarterback or cornerback flops, it can be much harder to figure out why a highly drafted offensive linemen doesn't pan out in the league. Mitchell Schwartz and Marshall Newhouse, who spent a combined 20 years in the trenches in the NFL, join Robert Mays to break down why some linemen fail on this episode of The Athletic Football Show. Follow Robert on Twitter: @robertmays Follow Mitch on Twitter: @MitchSchwartz71 Follow Marshall on Twitter: @MNewhouse73 Subscribe to The Athletic Football Show... Apple Spotify YouTube Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
14/04/231h 5m

Football GM: Ravens sign OBJ, Jeff Okudah traded to Falcons, Randy Mueller’s top WRs in the 2023 NFL Draft & more

Mike Sando and former GM Randy Mueller kick off the show by discussing Randy’s top WRs in the 2023 NFL Draft. Then, they talk about Odell Beckham Jr.’s deal with the Ravens, the Falcons trade for Jeff Okudah and what’s going on with the Texans. They wrap with the GM Notebook. Follow Mike on Twitter: @SandoNFL Follow Randy on Twitter: @RandyMueller_ Subscribe to The Athletic Football Show... Apple Spotify YouTube 6:15 Randy’s top WRs in the 2023 NFL Draft 31:30 OBJ signs with Ravens 41:50 Jeff Okudah traded to Falcons 45:36 What’s going on with the Texans? 51:17 GM Notebook Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
13/04/231h 1m

Prospects to Pros: 2023 NFL Mock Draft

The Beast is out! Andy Staples, Dane Brugler and NFL.com analyst Lance Zierlein discuss Dane’s extensive 2023 NFL Draft guide. Then, the three of them put on their GM hats and conduct a live first round mock draft.  Follow Andy on Twitter: @Andy_Staples Follow Dane on Twitter: @dpbrugler Follow Lance on Twitter: @LanceZierlein Subscribe to The Athletic Football Show... Apple Spotify YouTube 0:30 The Beast 9:16 First round mock draft 11:27 Picks 1-10 32:53 Picks 11-20 58:55 Picks 21-31 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
12/04/231h 31m

Teams at a crossroads in the 2023 NFL Draft

Left or right? This way or that? A number of teams find themselves at a crossroads on the doorstep of the 2023 NFL Draft. Robert Mays and Nate Tice discuss the paths those teams can take on this episode of The Athletic Football Show. Follow Robert on Twitter: @robertmays Follow Nate on Twitter: @Nate_Tice Subscribe to The Athletic Football Show... Apple Spotify YouTube 3:36 Ravens sign Odell Beckham 11:23 Green Bay Packers 16:30 Los Angeles Rams 27:17 Minnesota Vikings 39:29 New York Giants 47:18 Pittsburgh Steelers 54:28 Washington Commanders 59:42 Tennessee Titans 68:21 Tampa Bay Buccaneers 75:11 New England Patriots Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
11/04/231h 21m

The 2023 WR draft class with Dane Brugler + Nate Tice

Who better to have on The Athletic Football Show on the release date of The Beast than the author of The Beast himself?! Dane Brugler joins Robert Mays and Nate Tice to break down this year's wide receiver class on this episode of The Athletic Football Show. Follow Robert on Twitter: @robertmays Follow Nate on Twitter: @Nate_Tice Follow Dane on Twitter: @dpbrugler Subscribe to The Athletic Football Show... Apple Spotify YouTube 3:07 The top-50 player who concerns you 19:32 Re-examining physical benchmarks at the position 29:30 The guy who will be a starter for 10+ years 38:12 The non-top-50 player who will be a starter 44:31 The player you're most under consensus on 51:03 The player you're most over consensus on 56:50 The day three guy you believe in 63:45 Jordan Addison Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/04/231h 14m

Mailbag: Trey Lance's future, Anthony Richardson at No. 1, accumulating picks & more

Robert Mays and Nate Tice open up the TAFS Mailbag for the first time in too long, with questions regarding the upcoming 2023 NFL Draft, offseasons around the NFL, QBs, coaches involvement in scouting and much more. Subscribe to The Athletic Football Show on YouTube - https://www.youtube.com/@athleticfootballshow/ 2:00 Teams without big needs 10:50 - Coach / personnel involvement 19:15 - Taking CB swings 30:00 - Anthony Richardson vs Stroud 37:00 Trey Lance 48:00 Veteran QB vs. Drafting 55:00 Trading back 58:00 2nd contracts 1:03:00 Rebuilding Panthers vs Falcons Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
07/04/231h 16m

Football GM: Cardinals owner accused of ‘burner phone’ scheme, Hendon Hooker evaluation, Randy Mueller’s top CBs in the 2023 NFL Draft & more

Mike Sando and former GM Randy Mueller discuss the ‘burner phone’ scheme and accusations against Cardinals owner Michael Bidwill. Plus, Randy shares his evaluation of Hendon Hooker as well as his top CBs in the 2023 NFL Draft. They wrap by talking about what’s going on in New England between Mac Jones and Bill Belichick.  Follow Mike on Twitter: @SandoNFL Follow Randy on Twitter: @RandyMueller_ Subscribe to The Athletic Football Show... Apple Spotify YouTube 4:14 Hendon Hooker evaluation 14:10 Do the Texans have to draft a QB at No. 2? 19:25 Ravens pre-draft press conference  21:47 Randy’s top CBs in the 2023 NFL Draft 37:32 Cardinals owner accused of ‘burner phone’ scheme 49:11 Mac Jones/Bill Belichick situation  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
06/04/231h 4m

Prospects to Pros: Difficult prospects to project in the 2023 NFL Draft

What prospects in the 2023 NFL Draft have been the most difficult to evaluate? PFF’s Mike Renner joins Andy Staples and Dane Brugler to talk about the players they have had a hard time projecting. They discuss the tape, testing, age, injury, change of position and more factors that all come into play. Follow Andy on Twitter: @Andy_Staples Follow Dane on Twitter: @dpbrugler Subscribe to The Athletic Football Show... Apple Spotify YouTube 1:34 Quentin Johnston 6:39 Jalin Hyatt 9:45 Andre Carter II 13:24 Mike Morris 15:26 Jaxon Smith-Njigba 19:17 Cody Mauch 20:32 Israel Abanikanda 25:23 Marte Mapu 28:06 Adetomiwa Adebawore 30:26 Gervon Dexter 33:53 Kenny McIntosh & Keaton Mitchell 36:02 Noah Sewell 37:22 Bryan Bresee Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
05/04/2348m 36s

Teams with the most at stake in the 2023 draft

Every draft is important to all 32 teams in the league, but some drafts are more pivotal for certain teams. Robert Mays and Nate Tice profile the teams with the most at stake in the 2023 NFL Draft—including the Panthers, Texans, Seahawks and Chargers—on this episode of The Athletic Football Show. Follow Robert on Twitter: @robertmays Follow Nate on Twitter: @Nate_Tice Subscribe to The Athletic Football Show... Apple Spotify YouTube 4:20 Carolina Panthers 11:58 Houston Texans 22:04 Indianapolis Colts 25:29 Seattle Seahawks 36:08 Detroit Lions 44:34 Las Vegas Raiders 51:25 Chicago Bears 57:21 Cincinnati Bengals 61:21 Los Angeles Chargers 64:56 Jacksonville Jaguars Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
04/04/231h 11m

Lessons learned from the 2018 NFL Draft, with Conor Orr

Five years ago, Baker Mayfield was the first pick in the NFL Draft. Saquon Barkley was the second pick. Lamar Jackson was the last player selected in the first round. The Colts hit a home run...but at what expense? Robert Mays and Sports Illustrated's Conor Orr look back at that draft, and how it can be instructive this year and in the future, on this episode of The Athletic Football Show. Follow Robert on Twitter: @robertmays Follow Conor on Twitter: @ConorOrr Subscribe to The Athletic Football Show... Apple Spotify YouTube Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
03/04/231h 10m

How much help do young QBs need to succeed in the NFL?

Quarterbacks get all the attention in the NFL, and understandably so. But young signal callers don't succeed or fail on their own. They need the right infrastructure around them to become the player the teams drafting them believe they can be. So...what is that infrastructure? Robert Mays, Nate Tice, Derrik Klassen dig into the importance of pass-catchers, offensive lines and playcallers for young QBs, with lessons from recent history, on this episode of The Athletic Football Show. Follow Robert on Twitter: @robertmays Follow Nate on Twitter: @Nate_Tice Follow Derrik on Twitter: @QBKlass This episode is brought to you by Betterhelp, Visit betterhelp.com/mays today to get 10% off your first month. Subscribe to The Athletic Football Show... Apple Spotify YouTube 8:49 Pass-catchers 32:08 Offensive lines 55:04 Play callers 66:23 The teams in this draft's QB market Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
31/03/231h 21m

Football GM: NFL owners meetings, Lamar Jackson’s trade request & more

Mike Sando is in Phoenix for the NFL owners meetings and he joins former GM Randy Mueller to break down the big news of the week involving Lamar Jackson and the Ravens. They also talk about OBJ’s appearance, the lack of rule changes and the Aaron Rodgers’ waiting game. Finally, they discuss additional free agency moves, the GM notebook and much more.  Follow Mike on Twitter: @SandoNFL Follow Randy on Twitter: @RandyMueller_ Subscribe to The Athletic Football Show... Apple Spotify YouTube 3:08 Lamar Jackson trade request 30:05 Aaron Rodgers waiting game 33:04 OBJ shows up at owners meetings 37:52 Cowboys trade for Brandin Cooks 40:22 Austin Ekeler seeking new contract 43:43 Bobby Wagner returns to Seattle 49:13 NFL doesn’t make any big rule changes 55:25 GM Notebook Today's show is brought to you by... Atlassian: For projects impossible alone, visit www.atlassian.com BetterHelp: This episode is brought to you by Betterhelp, Visit betterhelp.com/mays today to get 10% off your first month. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
30/03/231h 6m

Prospects to Pros: How a Lamar Jackson trade could impact the draft, team’s approach to pro day, tape vs. traits and more

How could a Lamar Jackson trade impact the draft? Andy Staples and NFL.com analyst Lance Zierlein discuss where Jackson could land, if the Ravens would draft a QB and more implications. Then, they talk about how teams determine the continent they send to pro days and what players have stood out to Lance during his film review.  Follow Andy on Twitter: @Andy_Staples Follow Dane on Twitter: @dpbrugler Follow Lance on Twitter: @LanceZierlein This episode is brought to you by Betterhelp, Visit betterhelp.com/mays today to get 10% off your first month. Subscribe to The Athletic Football Show... Apple Spotify YouTube 0:45 How a Lamar Jackson trade could impact the draft 9:06 How do teams determine the contingent they send to a pro day? 18:11 Could Hendon Hooker go in the first round? 23:35 Tape vs. Traits - Who in the draft has surprised Lance on film? Today's show is brought to you by... Atlassian: For projects impossible alone, visit www.atlassian.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
29/03/2352m 51s

Scouting the top-four QBs in the 2023 NFL Draft

After a one-year hiatus, quarterbacks are back at the top of the NFL Draft. In fact, four quarterbacks could hear their names called among the first 10 picks. Robert Mays and Nate Tice dig into the top four—C.J. Stroud, Bryce Young, Anthony Richardson and Will Levis—on this episode of The Athletic Football Show. Follow Robert on Twitter: @robertmays Follow Nate on Twitter: @Nate_Tice This episode is brought to you by Betterhelp, Visit betterhelp.com/mays today to get 10% off your first month. Subscribe to The Athletic Football Show... Apple Spotify YouTube 4:50 Lamar Jackson's trade request 7:39 C.J. Stroud 33:47 Bryce Young 55:30 Anthony Richardson 74:31 Will Levis Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
28/03/231h 36m

Idiot's Guide to the 2023 NFL Draft

The NFL schedule is demanding. So demanding, in fact, that someone who covers it as closely and passionately as, say, Robert Mays, doesn't have a ton of time to pay attention to college football. So on this episode of The Athletic Football Show, Robert turns to two of The Athletic's pillars of college football and NFL Draft knowledge, Andy Staples and Nick Baumgardner, for a much-needed education. It's the Idiot's Guide to the 2023 NFL Draft. Follow Robert on Twitter: @robertmays Follow Andy on Twitter: @Andy_Staples Follow Nick on Twitter: @nickbaumgardner This episode is brought to you by Betterhelp, Visit betterhelp.com/mays today to get 10% off your first month. Subscribe to The Athletic Football Show... Apple Spotify YouTube 2:59 The quarterbacks 21:13 Non-QBs in the top five 25:21 Will Anderson 28:43 Jalen Carter 32:58 Cornerbacks 36:43 Tight ends 48:00 Offensive tackles 51:38 Pass rushers 56:26 Skill players 60:01 Bijan Robinson 64:46 Questioning certain pre-draft narratives Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
27/03/231h 11m

The biggest remaining questions of the NFL offseason

Free agency is basically done and the draft is a few weeks away, but we still have big questions about this NFL offseason. Like, oh, I don't know, where is a 26-year-old former MVP quarterback going to play in 2023? Robert Mays and NFL Media's Gregg Rosenthal dive into the biggest remaining questions of the offseason on this episode of The Athletic Football Show. Follow Robert on Twitter: @robertmays Follow Gregg on Twitter: @greggrosenthal Subscribe to The Athletic Football Show... Apple Spotify YouTube 3:23 Lamar Jackson and the Ravens 12:35 What is the Colts plan? 21:49 Running back uncertainty 25:41 What are the other WR moves going to be? 34:44 What else are the Bengals going to do? 44:26 Who's going to be the surprise QB team? 47:21 Can the Saints keep getting away with this?!? 50:44 Who's good in the NFC? 54:44 What are the Jordan Love Packers? 59:56 What do the Cardinals want to be? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
24/03/231h 5m

Football GM: Randy Mueller’s top QBs in the 2023 NFL Draft

With the NFL Draft just over a month away, Mike Sando and former GM Randy Mueller examine the top QBs in this year’s class. Randy shares what he’s seen on the film, who he believes is the most pro-ready, potential landing spots and much more.  Follow Mike on Twitter: @SandoNFL Follow Randy on Twitter: @RandyMueller_ Subscribe to The Athletic Football Show... Apple Spotify YouTube 3:18 Criteria for scouting QBs 8:50 Anthony Richardson 15:40 Will Levis 23:20 Bryce Young  32:43 C.J. Stroud 37:57 Potential QB landing spots Today's show is brought to you by... Atlassian: For projects impossible alone, visit www.atlassian.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
23/03/2354m 42s

Prospects to Pros: QB-needy teams in the draft, early pro day observations & more

Andy Staples, Dane Brugler and NFL.com analyst Lance Zierlein discuss the dominoes that could fall following the Panthers trade to the No. 1 spot. They examine the draft order and what teams could take a QB in the first round. Then, they talk about their early pro day observations, who has stood out, sleepers to watch and much more.  Follow Andy on Twitter: @Andy_Staples Follow Dane on Twitter: @dpbrugler Follow Lance on Twitter: @LanceZierlein Subscribe to The Athletic Football Show... Apple Spotify YouTube 1:40 Dominoes to fall following Panthers/Bears trade 12:43 Examining the draft order & teams that could take a QB 33:10 Jalen Carter 38:50 Players who have stood out in Pro Days so far 42:20 Sleepers to watch Today's show is brought to you by... Atlassian: For projects impossible alone, visit www.atlassian.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
22/03/2355m 8s

NFL free agency winners

The dust has pretty much settled on the 2023 version of NFL free agency. So...who were the big winners? Robert Mays and Nate Tice highlight their favorite signings, favorite team-wide hauls, favorite zags, and more on this episode of The Athletic Football Show. Follow Robert on Twitter: @robertmays Follow Nate on Twitter: @Nate_Tice Subscribe to The Athletic Football Show... Apple Spotify YouTube 2:35 Teams getting smarter in FA? 7:40 Favorite signings 28:26 Best team-wide haul 44:54 Favorite flag-planting move 49:30 Favorite zag 57:31 Favorite one-year deal 60:59 Favorite bargain 63:28 Favorite "oh wow, they needed that" move 70:34 Favorite player/team marriage you didn't know you wanted Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
21/03/231h 17m

Brandin Cooks to Dallas, Laremy Tunsil's extension, C.J. Gardner-Johnson to Detroit, and more from the weekend with Jeff Howe

While the sports world spent the weekend focused on brackets, the NFL kept on humming. Brandin Cooks is a Cowboy! C.J Gardner-Johnson is a Lion! Laremy Tunsil got a huge extension! Robert Mays and Jeff Howe dig into the moves that took place over the weekend, and a handful of other lingering free agency thoughts, on this episode of The Athletic Football Show. Follow Robert on Twitter: @robertmays Follow Jeff on Twitter: @jeffphowe Subscribe to The Athletic Football Show... Apple Spotify YouTube 1:53 Brandin Cooks to the Cowboys 11:17 The Stephon Gilmore trade from the Colts POV 17:04 Laremy Tunsil signs a massive extension 19:44 Adam Thielen to the Panthers 21:23 C.J. Gardner-Johnson to the Lions, and the safety market at large 28:27 Why did Darius Slay to back to the Eagles? 30:47 The Raiders' QB search and start to the offseason 52:44 The Patriots' need for playmakers 60:05 WR dominoes 64:52 Austin Ekeler's trade request 69:06 How does the Lamar Jackson situation play out? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
20/03/231h 19m

Football GM: Assessing the deals in the first week of NFL free agency

Mike Sando and former GM Randy Mueller recap a busy first week of NFL free agency. They discuss the delay in the Aaron Rodgers trade before they assess the deals that have stood out the most so far. Then, they talk about the Bears’ offseason plan, the veteran trade market and much more.  Follow Mike on Twitter: @SandoNFL Follow Randy on Twitter: @RandyMueller_ Subscribe to The Athletic Football Show... Apple Spotify YouTube 4:09 Aaron Rodgers and the trade delay 18:34 Assessing the deals 20:36 Jessie Bates 21:49 Mike McGlinchey 24:51 Tremaine Edmunds 27:48 Dalvin Tomlinson 28:50 Backup QB deals 42:25 Orlando Brown Jr. deal with Bengals/Jonah Williams situation  46:58 Bears busy week 54:30 Veteran trades 1:02:30 Lamar Jackson’s future Today's show is brought to you by... BetterHelp: Visit betterhelp.com/Mays today to get 10% off your first month Atlassian: For projects impossible alone, visit www.atlassian.com Morgan & Morgan: For more information on Morgan & Morgan services, go to forthepeople.com/Mays or dial 1(800) POUND-LAW from your cell phone Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
17/03/231h 13m

NFL Free Agency, Day 4 recap: Orlando Brown, Miles Sanders, Jamaal Williams and more

We're on day four of free agency and still going strong. Robert Mays and Nate Tice recap the latest, including Orlando Brown to the Bengals, Miles Sanders to the Panthers, Jamaal Williams to the Saints, and Fletcher Cox sticking with the Eagles. Follow Robert on Twitter: @robertmays Follow Nate on Twitter: @Nate_Tice Subscribe to The Athletic Football Show... Apple Spotify YouTube Today's show is brought to you by... BetterHelp: Visit betterhelp.com/Mays today to get 10% off your first month Atlassian: For projects impossible alone, visit www.atlassian.com Morgan & Morgan: For more information on Morgan & Morgan services, go to forthepeople.com/Mays or dial 1(800) POUND-LAW from your cell phone 2:30 Bengals sign Orlando Brown 11:30 Browns sign Juan Thornhill 15:00 The Steelers have been busy 21:06 Panthers sign Miles Sanders 25:50 Jamaal Williams to Saints; Alexander Mattison sticks with Vikings 28:12 Fletcher Cox, Dairus Slay stay in Philadelphia 30:24 The intriguing New Orleans Saints 33:04 WR moves: Parris Campbell signs with Giants, D.J. Chark visiting Carolina, updated numbers for Juju and Patriots 39:05 Thursday's minor moves Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
16/03/2347m 4s

Free Agency Recap, Day 3: Aaron Rodgers wants to be a Jet, Cowboys and Eagles are busy, and more

Out of the darkness and into New York...book title or Aaron Rodgers' offseason progression? Rodgers stole the show on day three of free agency, announcing to the world that he wants to play for the Jets in 2023. Robert Mays and Nate Tice dive into the Rodgers/Jets/Packers discussion, and break down all the other moves from the previous 24 hours—David Montgomery to the Lions, Stephon Gilmore to the Cowboys, James Bradberry sticking with the Eagles—on this episode of The Athletic Football Show. Follow Robert on Twitter: @robertmays Follow Nate on Twitter: @Nate_Tice Subscribe to The Athletic Football Show... Apple Spotify YouTube Today's show is brought to you by... BetterHelp: Visit betterhelp.com/Mays today to get 10% off your first month Atlassian: For projects impossible alone, visit www.atlassian.com Morgan & Morgan: For more information on Morgan & Morgan services, go to forthepeople.com/Mays or dial 1(800) POUND-LAW from your cell phone 2:20 Aaron Rodgers wants to be a Jet 15:20 How good can the Jets be with Rodgers? 19:20 Juju to the Patriots 22:11 The Cowboys are busy 33:22 Eagles keep James Bradberry, release Darius Slay 38:42 Vikings sign Byron Murphy 41:38 Lions sign David Montgomery 44:22 Washington signs Jacoby Brissett 49:46 Buccaneers sign Baker Mayfield 51:55 Panthers sign Andy Dalton and Hayden Hurst 60:05 Falcons retain Kaleb McGary 64:53 Chiefs sign Charles Omenihu 68:10 Colts sign Samson Ebukam 71:04 Titans sign Arden Key 76:55 Bills keep Jordan Poyer, sign Deonte Harty 79:26 Broncos sign Samaje Perine Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
15/03/231h 22m

Free Agency Recap Day 2: Waller to the Giants, Lazard to the Jets, Meyers to the Raiders

Robert Mays and Nate Tice break down day two of the NFL's legal tampering period. Pass catchers are on the move! Darren Waller is headed to the Giants, Allen Lazard is headed to the Jets, and Jakobi Meyers is going to the Raiders. The guys break down those moves and more. Sponsored by - BetterHelp - Visit betterhelp.com/Mays today to get 10% off your first month Atlassian Morgan & Morgan - For more information on Morgan & Morgan services, go to forthepeople.com/Mays or dial 1(800) POUND-LAW from your cell phone Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
14/03/231h 30m

Free Agency Recap Day 1: Garoppolo to Raiders, Hargrave to 49ers & Broncos open their wallet

Robert Mays and Nate Tice dig into the action from the first day of free agency 2023, from Jimmy Garoppolo heading to Las Vegas, to the 49ers signing a big fish DT in Javon Hargrave, some Bears moves happen live on air and more in our first LIVE Free Agency Recap of the week. YouTube - https://youtube.com/live/epynMfn_Zao 2:16 Aaron Rodgers update 3:16 Jimmy Garoppolo 7:53 Javon Hargrave 11:10 Jawaan Taylor 22:34 - Ben Powers 24:24 - Mike McGlinchey 30:29 - Tremaine Edmunds / Bears 36:28 - Connor McGovern 38:26 - Ethan Pocic 41:16 - Jonnu Smith / Falcons 48:25 - CB 50:19 - All the rest Sponsored by - BetterHelp - Visit betterhelp.com/Mays today to get 10% off your first month Atlassian Morgan & Morgan - For more information on Morgan & Morgan services, go to forthepeople.com/Mays or dial 1(800) POUND-LAW from your cell phone Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
13/03/231h 19m

Jalen Ramsey traded to Dolphins, Daron Payne extended, Bucs targeting Baker Mayfield, NFL free agent bargains & more

Before NFL free agency officially kicks off, Robert Mays and Nate Tice break down a busy weekend of news. They talk about the Dolphins trade for Jalen Ramsey and what’s next for the Rams. They also discuss Daron Payne’s extension, Baker Mayfield’s future, free agent bargains and more.  Follow Robert on Twitter: @robertmays Follow Nate on Twitter: @Nate_Tice Subscribe to The Athletic Football Show... Apple Spotify YouTube 1:58 Jalen Ramsey traded to Dolphins  18:22 Daron Payne signs 4-year extension 24:32 DT market 28:09 Bucs making run for Baker Mayfield 33:40 Notable contract restructures 40:13 Free agent bargains  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
13/03/231h 6m