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The MMQB suite of podcasts bring you unique, informed and immediate analysis from around the NFL. Whether you’re looking to catch up on Sunday’s football action, take a deep dive into the film or answer some burning NFL questions, The MMQB staff has you covered. With a group of hosts including Jenny Vrentas, Conor Orr and Gary Gramling, you’ll finish each episode knowing more about football than you ever thought you could.
 
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It seemed the Steelers were heading toward—at best—a tie with the Geno Smith-led Seahawks on Sunday night. That’s when T.J. Watt did what he does best, the most important thing a defensive player can do in the modern NFL: He took the ball back. Turnovers have been declining at a steady rate over the history of the NFL, and the number is on-pace to …
 
The sixth Sunday of the NFL season brought the extremes, with a number of weird and wild games sprinkled in with some absolute blowouts. Jenny, Conor and Gary start with the Cowboys’ rollercoaster ride in New England, where they overcame a ton of penalties, a ton of third-down struggles, and a late, long Mac Jones touchdown pass to beat the Patriot…
 
Monday brought one of the most stunning developments the NFL has seen in recent years: Jon Gruden, once perceived as untouchable in Las Vegas, stepped down as head coach after a series of racist, misogynist and anti-LGBTQ emails were released to the New York Times. Gruden’s language—and his presumption that he could use such words—is problematic. B…
 
The Chiefs fall again, this time on Sunday Night Football. Jenny, Conor and Gary run down how it’s going wrong for K.C., from the defense’s disappearing stars to the offense’s lack of patience. But also, a look at how the Bills finally got their white whale, scoring a convincing road win in the elements. Then, a discussion of the undeniably beautif…
 
From an otherwise meaningless five-yard run at the end of a lopsided game came one of the most intense, delightful and senseless coaching feuds the NFL has ever witnessed. Jenny, Conor and Gary take a look at the utter absurdity—of all parties!—in the Vic Fangio-John Harbaugh feud that came out of Harbaugh’s desire to go for a record streak that, q…
 
The biggest game in the history of sports (that actually doesn’t have that big an impact on the standings) was played in Foxboro on Sunday night, as Tom Brady played kinda O.K. in a game that his current team won against his former team after a last-minute field goal attempt bounced off the upright. Should Bill Belichick have gone for it on fourth …
 
You are in the same place. You are in the same time. But this world is very different. Different because of one thing: Tom Brady is still the quarterback of the New England Patriots. What would have happened if Brady re-signed with the Patriots in the winter of 2020? Travel the multiverse and find Jenny Vrentas, Gary Gramling and Conor Orr (with th…
 
Week 3 brought the usual surprises, along with some of the wackiest moments of the early season. Jenny, Conor and Gary start with the Sunday night thriller in Santa Clara, how in the end it came easy for Aaron Rodgers after the 49ers scrapped to take a late lead, why continuity matters, and a conversation about Davante Adams’s uncomfortably brief t…
 
Two-time rushing champion, fantasy football darling, and perhaps the most misunderstood man in the NFL. In this episode of The MMQB, Conor Orr and Gary Gramling examine what Derrick Henry is, what he is not, and how someone who plays the most devalued position in football has become one of the most indispensable non-quarterbacks in the NFL. How is …
 
It was a Week 2 Sunday full of thrillers, and Jenny, Conor and Gary are here to break it all down and tell you what it means. That starts with the Ravens finally knocking off the Chiefs on Sunday Night Football, behind Lamar Jackson heroics, a better O-line performance, a defense that didn’t take risks and a little bit of luck. A look at the Titans…
 
Jenny, Conor and Gary took in all the action and bring you every take imaginable about all 14 games played on the first Sunday of the 2021 season. First, Matthew Stafford immediately showed why the Rams went and got him, as Sean McVay dialed up an early touchdown that simply wasn’t in the playbook with the previous quarterback. Plus, why Matt Nagy …
 
Jenny, Conor and Gary break down all things regular-season opener, starting with—of course—the star quarterbacks playing like star quarterbacks. The Tampa offense looks like it’s completely under Tom Brady’s command, while Dak Prescott might not have looked like 100% Dak, but was awfully close (especially as the game went on). Some Vita Vea appreci…
 
It’s the big one: Jenny, Conor and Gary etch their season predictions in stone. But first, they begin with some friendly, respectful, light-hearted disagreements regarding certain takes. Are the Patriots in a position to steal the AFC East—even with an offense that looks like it *might* have been built with Cam Newton in mind? Are the Browns or Ste…
 
With the preseason winding down, Jenny, Conor and Gary take a trip around the league to review major storylines and visit some big deals that went down—and didn’t go down—this summer. First, the Saints quarterback situation has been settled. For now. Probably. Why Jameis Winston got the job, and whether or not he can avoid the kind of absurd interc…
 
In recent weeks, as the NFL season fast approaches, Jenny, Conor and Gary have been identifying their X-factors for various teams across the league. But rather than unveiling them in a traditional manner like normal people would, the trio instead engage in a life-or-death battle of the classic children’s board game “Guess Who?” Based on a series of…
 
Jenny, Conor and Gary rip open the mailbag one more time before the regular season starts, and everyone is talking about Mac Jones. Or, at least three people are talking about Mac Jones toward the top of the show. After that, a buffalo wing heat index on everyone’s darkhorse picks, a discussion of what homefield advantage means, whether the Fangio/…
 
The division preview series reaches its terrifying conclusion, as all eyes (or at least those of Jenny, Conor and Gary) turn to the NFC North. After an offseason of turmoil, Aaron Rodgers is back and the Packers are the prohibitive favorites to win the division. But how far will they go? That will depend heavily on the new defensive boss in town. A…
 
Chapter 7 of the Division Preview Series Octology delves deep into the AFC South, but the show starts with a look at the past week’s headlines as training camps got underway. Jenny, Conor and Gary discuss Aaron Rodgers doing exactly what everyone thought he would do and not coming away with a whole lot to show for his effort. Also, a larger look at…
 
As the world turns and the Division Preview Series moves on, Jenny, Conor and Gary turn their attention to the NFC South, home of the defending Super Bowl champions, the NFL’s strangest QB situation, the most challenging reclamation project in the league, and… also the Falcons. Just how good was the Bucs offense last season? And if the answer is “n…
 
The Division Preview series moves on to the AFC West, where Jenny, Conor and Gary wanted to talk about pretty much everything except Patrick Mahomes. The Chiefs are penciled in as heavy favorites again, but who will emerge as their top challenger within the division? A look at why expectations for the Chargers should be high for reasons that go bey…
 
As the division preview series moves on, Jenny, Conor and Gary arrive at the NFC East, the division with nowhere to go but up. A discussion of Ryan Fitzpatrick—maybe the missing piece, maybe a ticking time bomb—in Washington, and just how good the Football Team defense was and can be. A look at the kinda-but-not-really make-or-break year for Daniel…
 
Chapter 3 of the Division Preview Octology has arrived, as Jenny, Conor and Gary break down all things AFC East. Bill Belichick has his hand-picked QB and some old friends on the defensive side of the ball as the Patriots redemption tour gets underway; how good they can be, and a much-needed reset of the draft-season narrative on Mac Jones. Plus, B…
 
The Division Preview Series moves on to the bluebloods of the NFC West, where all the most interesting QB-coach marriages live. What do Jenny, Conor and Gary make of the upgrade from Jared Goff to Matthew Stafford? Does this ramp up the pressure on Sean McVay? Does Les Snead catch some heat if a thin defense falls apart? And is anything less than a…
 
It's that time of year: A deeper look at how each of the divisions are shaping up in the first of our eight division previews. It’s a look at the AFC North. Who was the best veteran addition in the division? The most intriguing rookie? Which coach—head or assistant—are we keeping an eye on in 2021? The Ravens’ work solidifying their roster, the Ste…
 
Jenny, Conor and Gary—again, and surely not for the last time—revisit Aaron Rodgers in light of his holdout from OTAs. A discussion of the possible outcomes if the GM isn't going anywhere, and what the Packers need to do to get this resolved. Then, the new game show that's basically on the verge of sweeping the nation: Four blind items about NFL qu…
 
Jenny, Conor and Gary start things off with every conceivable take on the Julio Jones trade: The positives for the Titans, trying to figure out the Falcons' plan, one coach who is simultaneously thrilled and maybe a little terrified, and much, much more. And before we get into more serious topics, a conversation about the week's two silliest headli…
 
With summer getting underway, and the "NFL preview" calendar about to kick into gear, Jenny, Conor and Gary take one last chance to have some fun. Some *real* fun. We're going to rescue football before it falls into the kind of rut we see in other sports. We’ll discuss doink points and the Rammstein-soundtracked narrow uprights, make-it-take-it two…
 
The first half of this episode is not suitable for younger listeners. Jenny and Gary discuss the investigative piece—months in the making—that we unveiled on Friday, including the trove of new information about the Deshaun Watson cases. Misconceptions around the cases and the story itself, why it's important to gather information from someone aside…
 
We have a 2021 NFL schedule in place, it's 17 games per team, and Jenny, Conor and Gary don't know what to do about it. A discussion on the optimism around more football, mourning the beautiful symmetry of 16 games, and whether or not Week 18 will bring unrivaled drama or bring a slate of games that look like the Sudfeld-fueled Eagles-WFT regular-s…
 
The dust has settled and the smoke has cleared on the 2021 NFL offseason; Jenny, Conor and Gary convene to talk about the teams and storylines that flew a little too under the radar. The Vikings drafted a quarterback in the third round and reportedly had interest in Justin Fields. Are they getting a little more serious about moving on from Kirk Cou…
 
The 2021 NFL Draft is in the books, and Jenny, Conor and Gary talk all things draft weekend, starting with—for a second straight year—Aaron Rodgers's unhappiness with the Packers. Is this the end? Is this another Rodgers power play? And who will he be playing for Week 1 of next season? As far as the draft goes: Why Trey Lance was always the right m…
 
The Quadrilogy is complete, as Jenny rejoins Conor and Gary for the thrilling finale of the Mock Draft Series, running down the final eight picks of the first round as well as selections for the four teams that don't have picks in Round 1. The suddenly rock-solid Browns shop the defensive options. Will the Ravens go offense twice after trading Orla…
 
The epic Draft Series Quadrilogy reaches the 75% point, as Conor and Gary work through team needs and identify prospects for picks 17 through 25. It begins with the Raiders, who have found few answers on defense despite trying, but who also tore down their offensive line this offseason. Do they take another swing at the defensive side of the ball, …
 
The sequel to Part I of the 2021 Mock Draft Extravaganza begins with a flashback. Last week, Jenny and Gary had the Panthers selecting Justin Fields with the eighth overall pick. Now that they've traded for Sam Darnold, would a first-round QB still make sense for Carolina? Conor joins Jenny and Gary to discuss. Then, the next eight teams are up, fr…
 
The 2021 Mock Draft Extravaganza kicks off with the draft's first eight selections, starting with how the Jaguars will fit Trevor Lawrence, and why Zach Wilson is the guy for the Jets. After that, things get interesting. Is Mac Jones really the pick for the 49ers at 3, or is Kyle Shanahan looking for a more expansive skillset from his next QB. And …
 
Albert Breer makes a very special appearance on a very special Tuesday Edition of the Monday Morning NFL Podcast, as he and Gary take a look at the draft's Big Five quarterbacks, and the teams that are most likely to take them. *It seems most years there's a quarterback who comes out of nowhere, and this year that quarterback is Zach Wilson. Has he…
 
The first week of free agency is in the books, and Conor and Gary are ready to overreact to all of it: *A look at the quarterback signings: why Bears fans are rightfully bummed about Andy Dalton, why Washington is doing just fine with Ryan Fitzpatrick, the Dolphins get a steal in Jacoby Brissett, and Mitchell Trubisky finds a good home in Buffalo. …
 
With tampering happening very legally, Conor and Gary take a trip around the league as the news simply piles up. Drew Brees makes his retirement official, and that means a quarterback controversy in New Orleans. Looking at the pros and cons of billion-dollar man Taysom Hill and potential free-agent retainee Jameis Winston. Plus, Cam Newton gets ano…
 
Ben Roethlisberger and the Steelers figured out a way to make it work financially, but can they make it work on the field? Conor and Gary take a look at how the Steelers got to this point, and the reasons to be optimistic—or pessimistic—as to whether it can work out for Pittsburgh in 2021, as they try to squeeze out another season of Super Bowl con…
 
It's the "No QBs" edition of the Monday Morning Podcast, as Conor and Gary take a trip through the other 21 positions to see how the market might play out in an unusual offseason. Wide receivers might feel the cap crunch more than any other position, as a lot of big names are available but plenty of teams will instead be eyeing a highly regarded dr…
 
This past week brought an end to the long-running saga of the Carson Wentz trade, as the Eagles finally agreed to send him to what might have been the only suitor: Indianapolis. Jenny and Gary discuss whether the Wentz-Frank Reich marriage will work in Indy, and more than that, why the Colts ultimately had to act with urgency to get the QB. Right n…
 
The NFL offseason is off to a fast start, as future Hall of Fame pass rusher and franchise icon J.J. Watt was released by the Texans, freeing him up to choose his next team. Jenny and Gary discuss Watt's potential landing spots, but also examine what he might have left in the tank and why it was a bit of a head-scratcher that the Texans didn't trad…
 
A whole lot of narratives got turned sideways on Super Bowl Sunday, as the Bucs outclassed the Chiefs in Super Bowl LV. Conor and Gary, being the pessimists they are, start with what went wrong. Andy Reid had two weeks to prepare and knew he'd be doing so without his starting tackles. Yet, K.C. did nothing to help their O-line out against a dominan…
 
Super Bowl LV is here, and that means the night of 100,000 prop best. Jimmy, Mitch and Gary run down their favorites, from Tom Brady's individual stats to missed PATs to *shortest* touchdown to Embiid vs. the Bucs to the Mitch Goldich-trademarked "Octopus." There's plenty of analysis on the game itself as well. How will the Chiefs overcome the lack…
 
Albert Breer talks to Tampa Bay Buccaneers GM Jason Licht & Kansas City Chiefs GM Brett Veach in the lead up to Super Bowl LV about their time together working for the Philadelphia Eagles, what makes Andy Reid a good coach, and what they look for in scouting new players Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com…
 
Patrick Mahomes has an air of near invincibility, but will have two backup tackles in front of him on Sunday. Conor and Gary go over the ways Tampa can scheme things up to contain him in Super Bowl LV, and thereby give their offense a chance to hang around and pull off the upset. Plus, lots on the blockbuster trade that sent Matthew Stafford to the…
 
It will be Mahomes vs. Brady, Super Bowl-style in Tampa. Jenny and Gary run down the inevitability of the Chiefs' offensive dominance against Buffalo despite a (supposedly!) injured Patrick Mahomes, as well as the Bucs defense and Tampa's ability to take advantage of the Packers' struggles. Plus, a look ahead to Green Bay's offseason after disappoi…
 
The NFL's Final Four has arrived, with Rodgers's Packers vs. Brady's Bucs at Lambeau followed by Josh Allen and the Bills traveling to Kansas City to face Patrick Mahomes (probably) and the Chiefs. Both games are rematches of regular-season meetings, but how much can we draw from the first set of results? And what factor will January weather play i…
 
The Brady-Brees matchup didn't live up to the hype—unless you wanted to see to 40-something men struggle badly, in which case it very much did live up to the hype. But in the end, the Bucs D took the game into its own hands, and Devin White flashed some nifty ball-carrying skills as the Bucs earned a trip to Lambeau. Jenny and Gary also discuss... …
 
Jimmy, Mitch and Gary break down the best football weekend of the year. Two very old quarterbacks go head-to-head in Tampa, Josh Allen and Lamar Jackson gear up for a high-scoring affair in Buffalo, the Browns try to recapture the magic in Kansas City, and Jared Goff and his thumb head to the cold of Lambeau Field. Learn more about your ad-choices …
 
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