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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 including Lindsay Jones, Sheil Kapadia, Nate Tice, Diante Lee 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 the NFL season and NFL Draft on The Athletic Football Show.
 
Birds With Friends is The Athletic's twice weekly look at the Philadelphia Eagles with Bo Wulf, Zach Berman, Sheil Kapadia, & special guests as the BWF crew guide you through the treacherous waters of the Eagles' season. For access to every single episode of Birds With Friends, make sure to subscribe to The Athletic at theathletic.com/birdswithfriends.
 
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It's our own Sheil Kapadia as the special guest to answer your Mailbag e-mails and voicemails - from the affect Urban Meyer had on the Jags, to which BAD QB is most likely to win a Super Bowl, counting up all the active Hall-of-Fame caliber players, Raiders and Vikings talk and more! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices…
 
Diante Lee is back with Robert Mays and Nate Tice to talk about the lessons we learned from the NFL’s best offenses in 2021. They dive into dig routes, QB’s who punish the blitz, schemes to get the ball out quickly and much more. Plus, stay tuned for the trailer of the new narrative podcast series, ‘Luck.’ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit me…
 
Russillo shares his thoughts on the trade that sent Dejounte Murray to the Hawks, speculation on Karl-Anthony Towns’s next contract, and how the Pistons exited the Deandre Ayton sweepstakes (0:33). Then Ryen talks with ESPN’s Bobby Marks about the beginning of NBA free agency, how Dejounte Murray’s contract led to him being traded, James Harden dec…
 
Mike Sando and former GM Randy Mueller fill in for Robert Mays by discussing all of the top NFL headlines. They begin by talking about Terry McLaurin’s contract extension and what the deal means for a guy like DK Metcalf. Then, they examine the Seahawks quarterback situation and if they should make a trade for Baker Mayfield. Finally, they discuss …
 
After Sheil drops some Eagles nuggets of varying interesting levels, Bo, Sheil and Zach are joined by DFOP Tony Yacenda, who discusses everything about his new show Players on Paramount Plus and shares a relatable Ben DiNucci anecdote. Use promo code "Players" to sign up for Paramount Plus if you're not already a subscriber ... Learn more about you…
 
Russillo shares his thoughts on Kyrie Irving exercising his player option with the Brooklyn Nets, as well as reports of John Wall joining the Clippers for the 2023 season (0:30). Then Ryen is joined by Kevin Clark to discuss the F1 season after nine races, the intersection of NIL and college football, Arch Manning committing to Texas, and more (10:…
 
Lindsay Jones joins Robert Mays to answer this week’s mailbag questions. They begin by discussing Deshaun Watson’s disciplinary hearing and how the process is conducted with the NFL and NFLPA. They also talk about the positional coaches they believe hold the most value, where the Broncos’ receiving corps ranks and the 2007 draft class. Then, The At…
 
Russillo shares some observations from the 2022 NBA draft, including Chet Holmgren to the Thunder, the Knicks’ draft decisions, the Grizzlies trading up, and more (0:28). Then Ryen talks with Orlando Magic president of basketball ops Jeff Weltman about when and how the Magic decided to draft Paolo Banchero no. 1, how Paolo fits in with the young ro…
 
Robert Mays and Nate Tice share the top 10 moves they want to see before the start of the NFL season. Should the Eagles trade for a running back? Could the Chargers bolster the line with Riley Reiff? Will the Chiefs sign an edge rusher? They discuss all of that plus other veteran signings, trades and much more. Learn more about your ad choices. Vis…
 
It's time for the annual Hall of Very Good induction ceremony as Robert Mays, Lindsay Jones and Nate Tice bring their top picks for players not quite good enough for Canton + Lindsay and Robert update you on the latest with Dan Snyder's situation in Washington and the congressional hearing that took place on Wednesday, as well as the latest info on…
 
Russillo shares his thoughts on the news that Kyrie Irving and the Nets have stalled on contract negotiations (0:25), before talking about the Warriors-Grizzlies post-Finals beef and why it doesn't make a ton of sense to clap back at a team that just won a title (6:53). Then Ryen is joined by Timberwolves head coach Chris Finch to discuss joining t…
 
Jason Fitzgerald of Over The Cap joins The Athletic Football Show for this week's Mailbag as he and Robert Mays dig into the current state of the NFL's salary cap, how teams like the Rams and Saints have navigated it with success, why more QBs don't take team-friendly deals like Tom Brady, how practice squad players count toward the overall cap and…
 
The Athletic’s Diante Lee joins Robert Mays and Nate Tice to discuss the lessons and trends we learned from the NFL’s best defenses in 2021. They talk about everything from stopping the run, to rushing four, the ideal nickel body type and much more. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices…
 
Ryen is joined by 'The Athletic'’s Sam Vecenie for an extensive breakdown of all the major prospects in next week’s NBA draft, including where Chet Holmgren should want to land, if we’re underrating Jabari Smith Jr.’s ceiling, and more (0:32)! Then, he’s joined by the NBA’s associate VP of international basketball operations, Chris Ebersole, to tal…
 
What comes next for Kyler Murray and Lamar Jackson? As the two remain at a crossroads with their franchises, Robert Mays and Nate Tice discuss the quarterbacks' offensive outlook for 2022. They examine the highs and lows, what can improve this season, the contract talks and much more. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices…
 
Russillo shares his thoughts on the Warriors' Game 5 win over the Celtics, Boston not being able to capitalize on Steph Curry's low-scoring performance, improvements from Andrew Wiggins and Klay Thompson, the Celtics' turnover problem, and a look ahead to Game 6 (0:33). Then he talks with The Ringer's Wosny Lambre about the "approval ratings" of ei…
 
The Athletic's football film guru Ted Nguyen is this week's special guest, answering your emails and voicemails with Robert Mays. What groups around the NFL deserve Legion of Boom-esque nicknames? How important is scheme to WR success? How has the Browns defensive scheme been changing? What's on the horizon for Josh McDaniels in Oakland? All that a…
 
What team has improved their roster the most this spring? Which offseason plan is still difficult to figure out? What units on contending teams need the most work heading into camp? Robert Mays and Nate Tice answer these questions and more in this offseason roster reset episode. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices…
 
Ryen opens with the Celtics taking a 2-1 Finals lead, Draymond’s terrible Game 3, and the Warriors' inconsistent shot creation (0:32). Then, he chats with Pelicans executive VP of basketball operations David Griffin about the team’s drastic turnaround this season and what the future holds for Zion Williamson and the franchise (13:12). Next, Ryen ta…
 
Robert Mays and Lindsay Jones discuss the latest New York Times report on Deshaun Watson and the civil lawsuits against the Browns’ QB. They also talk about Rob Walton’s purchase of the Broncos and Aaron Donald’s new contract. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoicesBy The Athletic
 
Russillo shares his thoughts on the idea of shortening the NBA season, as well as the top players already playing a shortened season (0:37). Then Ryen talks with 76ers forward Georges Niang about being on the Jazz during the NBA's COVID shutdown in March 2020, figuring out how to change his game to stay in the NBA, his experience with Joel Embiid a…
 
Robert Mays and Nate Tice begin the show by discussing Ryan Fitzpatrick’s retirement, his 17-year career and their favorite memories of the QB. Then, they transition the conversation to the top GMs in the NFL and who they would want to build a roster from scratch. They each rank their top 10 candidates to oversee a team. Learn more about your ad ch…
 
Russillo and Ceruti bounce some NBA Finals questions off of each other (0:26) before Ryen previews the Finals with The Athletic's Anthony Slater. They compare Steph Curry’s 2022 season to past campaigns and discuss helpful stats to understand the matchup between the Warriors and Celtics, Gary Payton II’s planned return to the Warriors, Finals picks…
 
What lessons can be learned from successful rebuilds across the NFL? Robert Mays, Nate Tice and Mike Sando examine how teams such as the Chiefs, Bills, Seahawks and Rams were able to turn things around over the past decade. They discuss coaching, culture, pass catchers, roster spending and much more. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphon…
 
Ryen opens with his pick for the Warriors-Celtics NBA Finals matchup and goes through the categories of confidence whenever people make predictions (0:27). Next, he chats with Van Lathan about why Texas A&M is the G-Eazy of college football, Captain America vs. Black Panther, and his new book 'Fat, Crazy & Tired' (17:09). Then, Ceruti hops on for a…
 
Is there a discernible difference in the huddle depending on which QB is in there? How do jersey swaps really go down after NFL games? Is Mike Evans on a Hall of Fame trajectory? Super Bowl champion Mitchell Schwartz is back to answer your Mailbag questions with Robert Mays on these topics and many more on a new Athletic Football Show. Learn more a…
 
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