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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. 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 an unprecedented NFL season and NFL Draft on The Athletic Football Show.
 
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Russillo is joined by Super Bowl champion Trent Dilfer who shares some background on Aaron Rodgers’s beef with the Packers and when he thinks the breakup will actually happen. Plus, Dilfer breaks down why most of the quarterbacks in the draft went to the perfect franchise, with one major exception (2:15). Then Ryen closes it out with CNBC’s Josh Br…
 
Russillo shares his thoughts on the clear case for Nikola Jokic for NBA MVP and the historical significance of that (1:30). Then Ryen talks with Daniel Jeremiah of NFL Network about his draft evaluations, including Jaylen Waddle vs. DeVonta Smith, first-round QBs, most trustworthy front offices in evaluating positional talent, stories from the war …
 
Packers QB Aaron Rodgers entered his name into the Draft Night conversation with news that he wants out of Green Bay. What does our resident GM Randy Mueller think about the situation as it stands now? What's the best move for both sides? Mike Sando joins Randy to discuss the tumultuous situation with the Packers, the NFL Draft's risky picks and bi…
 
Robert Mays and Nate Tice return to The Athletic Football Show for a full reaction to the 2021 NFL Draft. Which teams hauls had us the most impressed? What areas still need to be addressed? Who were the favorite under-the-radar pickups that you might be hearing about later? TAFS discuss it all. Get all of the NFL Draft coverage you'll ever need wit…
 
Russillo shares his thoughts on the first round of the NFL draft (1:30) and talks with Kevin Clark about the news that Aaron Rodgers does not wish to return to the Packers next season, Trey Lance to the 49ers, Mac Jones to the Patriots, Justin Fields to the Bears, good and bad draft fits, and more (14:30) before tailing off into an F1 racing segmen…
 
Robert Mays, Nate Tice, Lindsay Jones and Dane Brugler bring you live reaction from the first round of the 2021 NFL Draft. How shocked were we that the 49ers drafted QB Trey Lance? How excited was Robert that the Bears drafted QB Justin Fields? Watch this episode on YouTube! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aBGVWXVtGZc Get discount access to all of …
 
Russillo shares his thoughts on the Celtics' loss to the Thunder, and trying to find meaning in games during the last month of the NBA season (2:00). Then Ryen talks with three-time Pro Bowl QB Carson Palmer about his time with the Bengals, making his way to the Cardinals, dealing with media criticism, his thoughts on some of the top QB prospects i…
 
What will the Falcons do at pick 4? What will the "non-pandemic" NFL Draft look like? Which teams trade into the top 10? Robert Mays and Lindsay Jones bring some final big questions to the air in their final podcast before the 2021 NFL Draft. Make sure you tune in to their round 1 coverage Thursday night at 9:30PM EST. Learn more about your ad choi…
 
The NFL Draft is only a day or so away, yet some teams seem to have already made their first round selections. The GM Randy Mueller and Mike Sando discuss some pre-draft trades, Julio Jones rumors, team fits and more. Get all of The Athletic's incredible NFL Draft coverage with an exclusive discount at theathletic.com/footballGM Learn more about yo…
 
The Athletic's NFL Draft podcast 'Prospects to Pros' with Dane Brugler and Lance Zierlein join Robert Mays to discuss some big takeaways from the process of scouting the 2021 NFL Draft class, from no combine to lack of game tape, weird measurables, intangibles and more. Join our NFL Draft Night Special this Thursday! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v…
 
Russillo shares his thoughts (and research) on first-round QB draft picks (1:50) before talking with ESPN’s Todd McShay about the latest buzz around the upcoming NFL draft (22:00). Then Ryen talks with Washington Wizards GM Tommy Sheppard about fighting though adversity this season, Bradley Beal, Russell Westbrook, John Wall, and more (43:00). Fina…
 
With the NFL Draft less than one week away, Robert Mays teams up with The Athletic’s beat writers for a top 10 mock draft. Which QB with the 49ers take at No. 3? Do the Bengals go WR or OL? Who will land Kyle Pitts? Tune in to hear Lindsay Jones, Connor Hughes, Matt Barrows, Tori McElhaney, Paul Dehner Jr., Josh Tolentino, Chris Burke, Joe Person, …
 
Russillo shares his thoughts on the Suns' win over the 76ers, and what we learned about those two teams heading into the NBA playoffs (2:15). Then Ryen talks with former heavyweight champion boxer Andy Ruiz Jr. about his upcoming fight vs. Chris Arreola on May 1, winning the heavyweight title vs. Anthony Joshua, losing the rematch, working on const…
 
Former Washington head coach and long-time NFL offensive coordinator Jay Gruden joins Robert Mays to discuss his role in the draft room, scouting prospects, finding players like Terry McLaurin, what happened with Dwayne Haskins & more as he sheds some light on how head coaches influence NFL draft decisions. Then Nate Tice and Robert discuss the pro…
 
Former NFL QB and current trainer of the stars John Beck stops by to chat with his hold GM Randy Mueller and The Athletic's Mike Sando about the process of the NFL transition for QBs, working with current prospects like Justin Fields, Zach Wilson, Trey Lance, and Kyle Trask, Kyle Shanahan's offense, the difficulty of playing under pressure and more…
 
Russillo opens with Steph Curry continuing his ridiculous stretch, Chris Paul and the Suns continuing to impress, and more in the NBA in 10 Minutes or Less (2:30). Sports Illustrated’s Chris Mannix stops by to talk about the Jake Paul fight and why one of boxing's biggest problems is the fear of fighters losing. Plus he and Russillo assess all the …
 
We know most teams tend to draft either for value or position of need. But which player in the 2021 draft class could fit with certain teams because of their unique skillsets or the way they fit into certain schemes? Former NFL player & current ESPN-er Matt Bowen joins Robert Mays to bring you some special fits that could make huge sense on draft d…
 
Russillo is joined by Chris Simms of NBC Sports to discuss the top QB prospects in the 2021 NFL draft, including Trevor Lawrence, Mac Jones, Zach Wilson, Trey Lance, and Justin Fields (5:45). Then, in Part 1 of a three-part series, Ryen talks with Damien Woody, Danny Kanell, Trent Dilfer, and "Dr. J" Julius Erving about their draft experiences (45:…
 
What can we learn from previous NFL Draft mistakes? Robert Mays and Nate Tice look back on past misses and the lessons teams can learn as the approach this year’s draft. Plus, The Draft Network’s Benjamin Solak joins the show to discuss the complicated edge rusher class and the misguided narratives around Justin Fields. Learn more about your ad cho…
 
As the 2021 NFL Draft approaches, the GM Randy Mueller joins Mike Sando of The Athletic to go through each pick of the top 10. What will the teams do, and more importantly, what should they do? And are there even some veteran QBs that could be on the move come draft day? Plus Jadaveon Clowney signs with the Browns, the Rams alter their scouting pro…
 
Russillo talks about this weird trend in which we lie to ourselves about stories in the sports world (2:30). MLB Network host and new play-by-play guy for the WWE Adnan Virk stops by to talk about wrestling, movies, and baseball (14:15). Then, Rockets player and Vermont alum Anthony Lamb discusses being the first UVM guy in the NBA and trying to ma…
 
Robert is joined by Trench Warfare owner Brandon Thorn to break down a deep 2021 NFL Draft offensive line class, from top guys like Penei Sewell, Teven Jenkins, Rashawn Slater, and Christian Darrisaw to second tier players, arm length concerns, potential positional shifts, and much more. You can get an annual subscription to The Athletic for just $…
 
Every offseason, we hear chatter like "they're just one draft away from a Super Bowl," or "All they need to do is hit on defense in the draft." But which teams are REALLY maybe only a draft away from contention? Robert Mays and Lindsay Jones each bring teams to the table, including the Dallas Cowboys, Cleveland Browns, Miami Dolphins and more. Plus…
 
Russillo shares his thoughts on the Denver Nuggets and where they may end up in the playoff seeding, among other NBA thoughts (2:20). Then ESPN's Scott Van Pelt joins the show to discuss Hideki Matsuyama's Masters win, the juxtaposition between the 2020 Masters in November and the 2021 Masters with the return of some patrons and the famous azaleas,…
 
Which teams have nailed the NFL Draft over the past five seasons? Which teams have not? Robert Mays and ESPN’s Bill Barnwell dive deep into the data to determine the best and worst drafting teams, some of which may surprise you. Plus, they debate who is the most valuable draft pick over that time period. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit mega…
 
Russillo shares his thoughts on teams he can see winning the Western Conference finals (2:20) before talking with two-time Super Bowl champion Chris Long of Chalk Media and the 'Green Light' podcast about some internet highlights, NFL free agency, what it’s like being the “new guy” in the locker room, Sam Darnold on the Panthers, and more (19:00). …
 
Robert Mays and Nate Tice continue their 2021 NFL Draft coverage by assessing the top pass catchers. They discuss their fascination with Kyle Pitts, Devonta Smith’s size and whether or not Ja'Marr Chase is the best wide receiver on the board. Plus, they examine the film for Jaylen Waddle, Rashod Bateman and more. Learn more about your ad choices. V…
 
Russillo shares his thoughts on Baylor’s blowout win over Gonzaga in the men's NCAA title game and the simplistic beauty of the NCAA tournament (2:15). He then brings on Doug Gottlieb of Fox Sports to talk about why Baylor was so overwhelming, how Scott Drew built the program, and how he sees guys like Jalen Suggs, Cade Cunningham, and Evan Mobley …
 
Following the Jets' decision to send Sam Darnold to the Panthers, what are the advantages the Panthers see in their new QB? Randy Mueller rewinds the scouting tape on Darnold and brings his findings to the Football GM pod as The Athletic's Mike Sando and Randy react to both sides of the deal, the 49ers' potential smoke screen with Mac Jones, Russel…
 
Following the Panthers' decision to trade away a few picks for Jets QB Sam Darnold, Robert Mays and Lindsay Jones react to both sides of the conversation. Did Carolina spend too much? What's the Jets plan now? Plus, Robert is joined by old friend Danny Kelly of The Ringer to dive into NFL draft player comparisons & which players he's looking at the…
 
Who will the 49ers target now that they’ve traded up? What will the Falcons do with the No. 4 pick? Are the Broncos desperate to add competition to the quarterback room? Robert Mays and Lindsay Jones discuss the top QB questions that remain ahead of the NFL Draft. Plus, PFF’s Seth Galina joins the show to break down key schematic trends that could …
 
In Part 2 of a two-part series, Ryen Russillo talks with basketball legend Rod Thorn about his time with the New York Nets, Julius Erving, his wild experience as head coach of the Spirits of St. Louis, wrangling ABA legends Wendell Ladner and Marvin Barnes, the NBA-ABA merger, and more (2:00). Then Ryen Talks with ABA MVP and six-time NBA All-Star …
 
Robert and Nate break down the five best quarterbacks in this year’s NFL Draft, Trevor Lawrence, Justin Fields, Trey Lance, Zach Wilson, and Mac Jones, evaluating their respective strengths and weaknesses, pro comparisons, potential landing spots, and much more. And, right now, you can join The Athletic for just $1 a month when you visit http://the…
 
What do NFL front offices and people around the league think of the 49ers decision to trade up to the number 3 overall pick? How does this help Miami? What are the Eagles thinking with all this? The former GM Randy Mueller joins our own Mike Sando as always to break down the pros and cons of the deal, a check-in with the New York Giants, Jets, Seah…
 
In Part 1 of a two-part series, Ryen Russillo talks with Basketball Hall of Fame legend Julius Erving about his time playing for the Virginia Squires, his famous Atlanta Hawks exhibition games, the "Ice Man" George Gervin, ABA fist fights, winning an ABA title with the New York Nets, and finding his basketball “home” in Philadelphia (3:30). Then Ry…
 
NFL Network draft analyst Daniel Jeremiah joins Robert Mays to react to the stunning 49ers trade up and their rumored interest in Alabama QB Mac Jones, plus DJ brings his list of favorite prospects, discusses his journey from scout to broadcaster, the insane depth of the 2021 draft class and much exclusively on The Athletic Football Show. Get exclu…
 
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