NFL Draft Winners & Losers : 5/3/22
Bill is joined by his friend Robert Mays of The Athletic to breakdown who won and who lost in this year's NFL draft.
NFL Draft Round 1 Breakdown : 4/27/22
Bill is joined by his friend Josh Norris of Underdog Fantasy to break down the entire first round of the draft with the picks he's most confident in projecting and which players he doesn't think will go early.
This Year's QB Draft Class : 4/19/22
Bill is joined by his friend, ESPN's Bill Connelly to talk about this year's top QB's to be taken in the NFL draft.
Free Agency Winners & Losers: 4/12/22
Bill is joined by his friend Doug Kyed of Pro Football Focus to discuss the winners and losers of free agency and deep dive into the leagues most interesting teams.
Lawsuits and Job Searches : 4/7/22
Bill is joined by his friend, The Athletics' Lindsay Jones, to talk about the recent updates in the Brian Flores lawsuit as well as the leagues 9 remaining free agents and where they'll end up.
A Crazy Few Days In Cleveland : 3/21/22
Bill is joined by ESPN's Jake Trotter to break down everything that went down between the Browns, Baker Mayfield, and Deshaun Watson.
Criticism Comes From Love: 3/16/22
Bill sits down with Around the NFL Podcast host Gregg Rosenthal to go breakdown the latest free agency news. Then, Bill asks Gregg to defend his tweets. Plus, breaking Von Miller news happens on air, and they discuss the details of Von Millers new deal with the Bills. Then, Bill and Gregg analyze the Miami Dolphins and what to expect from Mike McDaniel in his first year as head coach.
Free Agents Around the League : 3/7/22
Bill hosts a solo episode where he goes team by team across the NFL giving you his ideal free agent landing spots.
Secret Superstars : 2/28/22
Bill sits down with his friend Ben Gretch to talk about players who are either secret superstars or secretly on the decline after the 2021 season.
What Is Really Going On With Aaron Rodgers? : 2/24/22
Bill is joined by his friend, CBS Sports' Will Brinson, to talk all things Aaron Rodgers and dive deep into what's been happening lately in Green Bay. They also get into other teams with offseason storylines to be following including the Cowboys. the Cardinals, and the Rams.
Super Bowl Superstars: 2/14/22
Bill is joined by writer and podcaster Nate Tice to recap the Super Bowl game. Plus, they break down the keys to the Rams success, how Aaron Donalds presence affects the game, and what moves the Bengals need to make in the offseason to improve.
How Did The Bengals Get Here?: 2/9/22
Bill talks with his friend ESPN's Ben Baby about the Bengals and how they got to where they are. Also, ESPN's Seth Walder joins the show to talk about his favorite player and team props for the Super Bowl.
Perfect in Every Way: 2/1/22
Bill is joined by former NFL lineman and analyst Geoff Schwartz to break down the Conference Championship games and give their predictions for the Super Bowl.
Who Will Make It To The Super Bowl? : 1/26/22
Bill is joined by his friend Nate Tice of The Athletic to preview the Conference Championship games and who can make it out of this weekend and onto the Super Bowl.
The Divisional Round Preview You've Been Waiting For : 1/20/22
Bill sits down with his friend Lindsay Jones of The Athletic to preview the four divisional round games this upcoming weekend.
A New Year & A New Coach For Miami...: 1/11/22
Bill is joined by his friend, ESPN's Marcel Louis-Jacques, to talk all about what went down in Miami with the firing of their head coach and who the ideal candidate would be to fill the open position.
The Lies, The Intricacies, The Emails... : 1/4/22
Bill is joined by his friend Will Brinson of CBS Sports to breakdown everything there is to talk about regarding the Joe Judge press conference. They get into the lies, the emails, the questions, and try to give some answers.
An Apology For Our 2021 Preseason Analysis: 12/21/21
Bill is joined by a special guest to dive into all of their preseason thoughts and where they went wrong as they reflect on the 2021 season.
Christmas Shopping For Quarterbacks : 12/14/21
Bill is joined by his friend, The Athletic's Robert Mays, to talk about each of the 5 rookie quarterbacks and their organizations in regards to what they need to fix heading into the offseason.
Are The "Overreactions" Warranted? : 12/8/21
Bill is joined by his friend, The Athletics' Sheil Kapadia, to break down the MNF matchup between Buffalo and New England. They also dive into the Eagles situation with Gardner Minshew before discussing which teams around the league are best positioned to improve their rosters over the next few years.
Fantasy Football Trade Deadline : 11/30/21
Bill is joined by his friend, ESPN's Mike Clay, to talk about the fantasy football landscape heading into the fantasy playoffs.
Looking At The Leagues QB's : 11/23/21
Bill is joined by his friend, ESPN's Jeremy Fowler to talk about the interesting quarterback transitions that may take place around the NFL coming off Week 11.
Introducing 'Man in the Arena': 11/20/21
Whether you love him or hate him or are somehow completely indifferent, youve probably spent at least some of the last 20 years thinking about Tom Brady. Brady has altered friendships, families and communities. Hes changed the trajectory of careers and reputations, enabled fairy tale dreams to be both realized and dashed. 'Man In the Arena' is a new 10-part series from ESPN and Religion of Sports that looks at those two decades of Brady through the eyes of the fans and the haters, those in the arena and those outside. Host Gotham Chopra grapples with these big themes, while grounding the podcast in his personal relationship with Tom and his journey from a Brady fan to Toms friend. Listen on Apple Podcasts (https://apple.co/3FgQalz), Spotify (https://spoti.fi/3c6q4oB), or search 'Man In the Arena' wherever you're listening now.
Questioning Everything. : 11/18/21
Bill hosts a solo episode where he addresses all of your most pressing NFL questions. Everything from player performances, to team strategies, specific matchups, and more!
Well... This Was A Surprise! : 11/11/21
Bill is joined by his friend PFF's Doug Kyed to dive into the shocking Cam Newton signing as where Odell Beckham Jr. might go or rather... should go.
Trades: What Happened vs. What SHOULD've Happened: 11/3/21
Bill is joined by his friend, ESPN's Kevin Seifert, to break down the major trades that took place before the NFL's trade deadline and what certain teams should have done in order to better their franchise moving forward.
Why The Dolphins Suck : 10/26/21
Bill is joined by his friend, ESPN's Marcel Louis-Jacques, to break down why the Dolphins have had such a horrific start to their season. Also, they dive into the Bills and their more impressive 4-2 start to the season.
Looking At The Bigger Picture : 10/19/21
Bill is joined by his friend CBS' Will Brinson to talk about two big games: Bills vs. Titans and Steelers vs. Seahawks. Bill and Will discuss not only what happened during these games but what the outcomes mean for the future.
Consequences & Second Chances : 10/12/21
Bill is joined by his friend Mike Sando of The Athletic to tackle all the latest news including Jon Gruden leaving the Raiders, Seattle losing Russell Wilson, and more!
Deep Dive Into Developing QB's : 10/5/21
Bill Barnwell is joined by his friend ESPN's Field Yates to take a deep dive into three quarterbacks that are developing: Mac Jones, Jalen Hurts, and Sam Darnold!
The Bears: Out-Schemed & Out-Talented : 9/28/21
Bill is joined by his friend Robert Mays of The Athletic to dive into the mess that is the Chicago Bears. Mays shares his opinions on Matt Nagy's decision making, the quarterback battle between all three Chicago QB's, and more! After that, the two pivot to the Packers and share their biggest takeaways from Packers vs. 49ers.
Sam Dangerous Darnold : 9/24/21
Bill is joined by his friend, The Athletics' Nate Tice to talk about Sam Darnold, Josh Allen, the Raider, the Vikings... and so much more!
Small Sample Size Surmises: 9/15/21
Bill is joined by Stealing Signals writer Ben Gretch about whether or not fans should be worried about the Packers offense, the fantasy fallout from the 49ers-Lions game, disappointing starts for the Titans and Falcons, and more.
2021 NFL Outliers, Crazy Predictions, & Hot Takes: 9/7/21
Bill is joined by his friend Steven Ruiz of The Ringer to go team by team across the NFL discussing their craziest predictions, their hottest takes, and what to be on the lookout for as the 2021 season starts this week!
Quarterback Battles: 9/2/21
Bill is joined by Lindsay Jones of the Athletic as they look at how the Patriots, Bears, 49ers, Broncos and Saints handled their QB battles this pre-season
You Asked... Bill Answered : 8/27/21
Bill is his own guest today as he addresses all of your most asked NFL questions from rookie QB expectations to teams tanking for next season... you asked and Bill answered!
Preseason Money Moves : 8/11/21
Bill is joined by his friend Doug Kyed, of Pro Football Focus, to dissect any preseason storylines including Josh Allen's contract extension and Michael Thomas' situation.
The Playbook: A 2021 NFL Preview : 7/29/21
Bill is joined by his friend, The Athletic's Sheil Kapadia, to talk about his new book which previews all 32 teams ahead of this upcoming NFL season.
Future NFL Power Rankings : 7/22/21
Bill is joined by his friend, ESPN's Seth Walder, to rank all 32 teams on how good they look for the next 3 years.
Inventing Player Props : 7/14/21
Bill is joined by his friend Will Brinson of CBS Sports to talk through player props they invented for the upcoming 2021 season.
Top Edge Rushers, Defensive Tackles, Linebackers, Cornerbacks: 7/8/21
Bill Barnwell and Jeremy Fowler discuss the top-ten edge rushers, interior defensive linemen, linebackers and cornerbacks based off a survey of more than 50 league executives, coaches, scouts and players.
Answering Your MOST Pressing NFL Questions : 6/22/21
Bill hosts another solo episode where he answers all of your most pressing NFL questions.
A New Type of Fantasy Football : 6/15/21
Bill is joined by his friend, Josh Norris of Underdog Fantasy. The two talk about a new way to play Fantasy Football and what some of their favorite fantasy players are ahead of this upcoming season.
A F˙tbol Pod : 6/10/21
Bill is joined by his friend Nate Tice of The Athletic to talk about the Julio Jones trade and how he fits in with Tennessee. After that, they talk soccer and dive into the USMNT and their most recent match against Mexico.
Who Can Beat The Chiefs? : 6/3/21
Bill is joined by his friend Lindsay Jones of The Athletic to debate who has the best shot at beating the Chiefs this upcoming NFL season.
Possible Julio Jones Trade Scenarios : 5/28/21
Bill is joined by his friend Gregg Rosenthal of NFL Network to go around the NFL discussing possible trade scenarios for Julio Jones.
A PPR Dynasty Rookie Draft : 5/19/21
Bill is joined by his friend, ESPN's Mike Clay to give you a mock PPR dynasty rookie draft. They go through the first 20 picks of a typical dynasty rookie draft and give their thoughts on this year's rookies now that they have been drafted.
The NFL Draft Impact On AFC Teams : 5/10/21
Bill is joined by his friend CBS Sports' Will Brinson to break down the draft picks for each AFC team as well as their off-seasons and what's ahead next season for each team.
The NFL Draft Impact On NFC Teams : 5/4/21
Bill is joined by his friend Robert Mays of The Athletic to break down what each NFL Draft pick means for all of the NFC teams as well as a full analysis of Justin Fields to the Bears.
NFL Draft Round 1 Recap : 4/30/21
Bill is joined by his friend, ESPN's Domonique Foxworth! Bill and Domonique recap the first round of the NFL Draft.
Breaking Down the 49ers NFL Draft Pick : 4/21/21
Bill is joined by his friend Steven Ruiz of USA Today to dissect everything there is to know about the 49ers and their third overall pick in this year's NFL Draft.
Sam Darnold to Carolina, Top-10 Wide Receiver Prospects: 4/9/21
Bill Barnwell is joined by The Athletics Nate Tice to discuss Carolina trading for Sam Darnold, what can be gleaned from Darnold's time with the Jets and what he can expect playing under Joe Brady. Then, the guys breakdown the top-10 wide receivers in the 2021 NFL Draft class. Plus, a guest appearance from Mitch the cat.
A Mixed Mailbag : 4/1/21
Bill switches things up with a solo episode! He reads through your most frequently asked NFL questions as we approach the NFL Draft and inch closer to the 2021 season.
NFC: Free Agent Moves : 3/26/21
Bill is joined by his friend Lindsey Jones of The Athletic to break down each of the free agent moves in the NFC.
AFC: Free Agent Moves : 3/24/21
Bill is joined by his friend Robert Mays of The Athletic to break down each of the free agent moves in the AFC.
NFL Free Agency Is Here : 3/12/21
Bill sits down with his friend ESPN's Marcel Louis-Jacques to talk about some recent re-signings, the cuts that have popped up over the last few days, some guys who weren't franchise tagged, and more!
NFL Top Shot? : 3/3/21
Bill is joined by his friend CBS' Will Brinson to talk about the NFL equivalent to NBA Top Shot. They get into the best highlights from the 2020 season, the best moments from the NFL in the past, and what their dream plays would look like in 2021.
Where Should These Free Agents Go? : 2/25/21
Bill is joined by his friend ESPN's Mike Clay to share their ideal destinations for the league's leading free agents.
Carson Wentz Is Now A Colt : 2/18/21
Bill is joined by his friend Ted Nguyen of The Athletic to breakdown the Carson Wentz trade. They also discuss a few other teams who may or may not need to part ways with their quarterbacks.
The 2020 NFL Season Is Over : 2/8/21
Bill is joined by his friend, ESPN's Mina Kimes, to breakdown and recap Super Bowl LV.
Super Bowl LV: 2/4/21
Bill is joined by his friend's Geoff Schwartz and ESPN's Matt Bowen to break down the pass and run games in Super Bowl LV.
Deshaun Watson Breakdown + Super Bowl Props : 2/1/21
Bill is joined by his friend Robert Mays of The Athletic to preview the upcoming Super Bowl and offer a few props. They also dive into the Deshaun Watson situation with likely trade scenarios.
Divisional Round Recap + NFL Coaching Hires : 1/19/21
Bill is joined by his friend Nate Tice from The Athletic to recap the four divisional round games. Then, he is joined by ESPN's Kimberley Martin to discuss all of the recent NFL head coaching hires.
Dissecting the Divisional Round : 1/14/21
Bill is joined by his friend Will Brinson of CBS Sports to break down each of the 4 divisional round games this upcoming weekend. They also touch on all the big head coaching news around the league.
The Philadelphia Fiasco : 1/6/21
Bill is joined by his friend Sheil Kapadia of the Athletic to breakdown the controversy surrounding the Philadelphia Eagles and the future of Carson Wentz.
Sorting Through The Chaos : 12/29/20
Bill is joined by his friend ESPN's Rams beat writer Lindsey Thiry to sort through the chaos surrounding the upcoming Rams vs. Cardinals game. Then, ESPN's Patriots beat writer Mike Reiss joins Bill to make sense of what the future holds for this Patriots team.
Two Teams On The Rise : 12/22/20
Bill is joined by his friends ESPN's Brown's beat writer Jake Trotter and ESPN's Bill's beat writer Marcel Louis-Jacques to discuss how both of these teams are on an exciting upward trajectory.
Teams in Turmoil : 12/16/20
Bill is joined by his friends ESPN's Mike Triplett and Brooke Pryor as they discuss two teams that are currently in a bit of turmoil; the New Orleans Saints and the Pittsburgh Steelers.
Domonique Foxworth Talks Carson Wentz, The Jets, & More... : 12/8/20
Bill Barnwell is joined by his friend ESPN's Domonique Foxworth to talk Carson Wentz's struggles, the Jets late game scenario, and more!
Week 12 Was Crazy... To Say The Least : 12/1/20
Bill is joined by his friend Lindsay Jones of The Athletic to make sense of what happened in Denver this last weekend as well as COVID-19's impact on the Steelers, 49ers, and more.
A Change In Football Plans : 11/25/20
Bill talks with his friend CBS' Will Brinson on the postponement of Thursday night's Steelers/Ravens game. They also talk about how good this Steelers team is, how the lions are NOT good, what the future holds for this Texans organization, and more.
At The Halfway Point: Who Is Still A Mystery? : 11/5/20
Bill is joined by his friend Mike Sando of The Athletic to break down all of the seemingly anticlimactic NFL trade deadline news.. Also, they dive into the teams they are still unsure about going into the second half of this season.
Dissecting Team Needs With Mina Kimes : 10/28/20
Bill is joined by his friend, ESPN's Mina Kimes to go around the league discussing possible trade options for the league's Super Bowl contenders.
The 9 Best Teams in the NFL: 10/21/20
Bill is joined by his friend Lindsay Jones of The Athletic to talk about the 9 NFL teams Bill believes are the best in the league.
Who Doesn't Love Weekday NFL Games?: 10/14/20
Bill sits down with his friend Will Brinson to recap the NFL's Week 5 Monday and Tuesday night games.
Who Is In Better Shape: Jets or Giants? : 10/6/20
Bill is joined by his friend, ESPN's Dan Graziano to understand why the Houston Texans fired Bill O'Brien. They also take a look at the teams who are now 0-4 to start the season.
How Do You Stop The Chiefs From Winning? : 9/29/20
Bill is joined by his friend Nate Tice to recap last night's Monday night matchup between the Kansas City Chiefs and the Baltimore Ravens. They also discuss Drew Brees' struggles thus far and if Michael Thomas is the answer to all the Saints' problems.
Who Will Go 3-0 After Week 3? : 9/25/20
Bill is joined by his friend Robert Mays of The Athletic to recap the Thursday night matchup between the Jacksonville Jaguars and the Miami Dolphins. They also deep dive into the eleven teams that are now 2-0 heading into Week 3.
The New Orleans Saints Are Always Relevant : 9/17/20
Bill is joined by ESPN's Mike Triplett to recap Saints vs. Buccaneers in Week 1 while previewing the Saints for Week 2. Then, ESPN's Brooke Pryor joins the show to recap Steelers vs. Giants in Week 1 while previewing the Steelers for Week 2.
Attention! Football Is Back! : 9/11/20
Bill is joined first by NFL Network's Gregg Rosenthal to recap the 2020 NFL season opener. Then, ESPN's Brian Burke joins the show to preview the rest of Week 1's games.
Handing Out NFL Stat Superlatives (Ft: Dan Graziano) : 9/3/20
Bill chats with ESPN's Dan Graziano about who they are picking as their favorites for different ESPN NFL stat categories.
Fantasy Football Sleepers (ft. Evan Silva) : 8/24/20
Bill is joined by Establish the Run's, Evan Silva who tells us his draft strategy heading into this years fantasy football season. Evan and Bill also discuss their fantasy football sleepers, what to expect from certain top tier guys, and more!
Which NFL Teams Will Have A Post Season? : 8/21/20
Bill is joined by his friend, The Athletics Sheil Kapadia. The two pick their NFL playoff teams and heres a spoiler: someone doesnt have the Patriots making it to the playoffs!
Mike Clay's 2020 Fantasy Football Draft Board : 8/13/20
Bill is joined by his colleague and friend, ESPN's Mike Clay. The two discuss fantasy football and what Mike's fantasy draft board would look like.
Whose Show Is It Anyways? (Ft. Mina Kimes and Lenny) : 8/12/20
Bill is joined by his colleague and great friend Mina Kimes for a special edition joint podcast. The two take turns in the hosting seat discussing all things football before the upcoming 2020 season.
Let's Talk Quarterbacks : 7/31/20
Bill is joined by Mike Sando of The Athletic to breakdown this years NFL quarterback tiers. (2:05)
COVID-19's impact on the upcoming season: 7/23/20
Bill is joined by Lindsay Jones as they discuss what teams will benefit from the change in off-season schedule and potential change in the regular season because of COVID-19. They also get into the impact it has on players as they get ready for the upcoming season.
Franchise Tag Deadline: 7/16/20
Bill is joined by ESPNs Domonique Foxworth as they discuss the Cowboys and Dak Prescott not coming to terms on a long term contract and what might have been the reason for that. Plus, Bill & Domonique disagree on the Titans choosing to give Derrick Henry a new contract (28:20)
Mahomes Gets Paid: 7/9/20
Bill is joined by Will Brinson as they take a deep dive into Patrick Mahomes new contract and what exactly it means. Plus, the guys discuss prop bets regarding Mahomes and what he will achieve the rest of his career.
Cam Newton to New England: 7/2/20
Bill is joined by ESPN Patriots Reporter Mike Reiss to breakdown the Patriots signing Cam Newton and why they signed him. Then, ESPN NFL Analyst Matt Bowen joins Bill to discuss how New England might use Cam and what to expect from Jarrett Stidham.
Mailbag with Mina Kimes: 6/26/20
Bill is joined by Mina Kimes as they do a mailbag podcast discussing Jamal Adams, best WR under 25, how to pick a NFL team & breakout coordinators among other questions submitted.
Make Or Break Season: 6/18/20
Bill is joined by ESPN's Jeremy Fowler as they take a look at the players and coaches who have the most to gain or lose in the upcoming season.
Pay That Running Back His Money: 6/10/20
Bill is joined by ESPN NFL Insider Dan Graziano as they go through the running backs that are looking to get a new contract and breakdown what the future holds for them. Plus, Dak Prescott is still looking for a new deal and the guys discuss what's going on between Dak and the Cowboys
NFL Off-Season Superlatives: 5/20/20
Bill is joined by Sheil Kapadia as the two give 10 superlatives for the off-season moves made in the NFL including best signing, worst signing, best trade and more
NFL Over/Under Win Totals: 5/14/20
Bill is joined by Will Brinson as they hold a draft, selecting their favorite over/under win totals for the upcoming NFL season
Fantasy Rookie Draft: 5/6/20
Bill is joined by ESPN's Mike Clay as they hold their own fantasy rookie draft and discuss what kind of impact the players might have next season in terms of fantasy football
Head Scratching Draft Decisions : 4/27/20
Bill is joined by ESPN's Dan Graziano as they breakdown the Packers taking Jordan Love, Eagles selecting Jalen Hurts & the Pats not drafting a QB. Plus, they take a look at some players who are waiting to see if their 5th year option will get picked up.
What To Expect Come Thursday: 4/21/20
Bill is joined by Peter King as they discuss what the draft will be like this year with everyone working from home. Plus, how the lack of pro days will impact the players and the teams.
2019 NFL Re-Draft: 4/16/20
Bill is joined by Lindsay Jones as they take a look back at last year's NFL draft and re-draft the first 16 picks
With The First Overall Pick: 4/7/20
Bill is first joined by Todd McShay as the two discuss the process of scouting quarterbacks and what is important to see from a QB. Then, Bill Connelly joins Bill to break down Joe Burrow's rise from QB transfer to most likely the first overall pick
Free Agents Still Unsigned : 3/31/20
Bill is joined by Will Brinson as they discuss where Jadeveon Clowney, Cam Newton, Jameis Winston and other big name free agents might end up and how the Coronavirus might be impacting free agency. Plus, they throw out some trade ideas.
Stars On The Move: 3/24/20
Bill is joined by ESPN NFL Nation Rams Reporter Lindsey Thiry as they discuss the Rams releasing Todd Gurley and what's next for the Rams. Plus, Nora Princiotti joins Bill to talk about what things are like for the Patriots, post-Tom Brady.
Blockbuster WR Trades: 3/17/20
Bill is joined by ESPN NFL Nation Vikings Reporter Courtney Cronin as they discuss the blockbuster trade that sent disgruntled WR Stefon Diggs to the Bills and what this means for the Vikings going forward. Then, ESPN NFL Nation Texans Reporter Sarah Barshop on why DeAndre Hopkins was traded to Arizona for what seems not enough in return and what this means for head coach Bill O'Brien.
The NFL Never Stops: 3/11/20
Bill is joined by ESPN's Jeremy Fowler as they discuss the future of Tom Brady, Jameis Winston, Dak Prescott and the franchise tag. Plus, other free agency news including players getting released and traded
QB Carousel: 3/4/20
Bill is joined by ESPN's Mike Reiss as they discuss the future of the Patriots and Tom Brady. Then, ESPN's Mike Triplett (26:00) discusses what now for Taysom Hill & Teddy Bridgewater now that Drew Brees is returning. And, how will the Saints manage paying everyone from the 2017 draft class?
NFLPA vs. Owners : 2/26/20
On this weeks episode of The Bill Barnwell Show, Bill sits down with ESPN's Domonique Foxworth to talk about the CBA negotiations and his past as a CBA negotiator. (1:51) Then, ESPN's Daniel Dopp joins the show to talk all things Detroit Lions and NFL offseason news. (36:50)
Franchise Tags: 2/21/20
Bill and ESPN NFL Insider Dan Graziano discuss how a new CBA could impact future contracts. Plus, teams dealing with franchise and transition tags and big name free agents people should be paying attention to.
Prop Bets: 2/10/20
Bill and ESPN's Chris Sprow take a look back at their NFL prop bets they made for the season
Emptying The Notebook: 2/3/20
Bill is joined by Mina Kimes and they take one last look at the Super Bowl and what went wrong for the 49ers in the fourth quarter and what worked for the Chiefs. Plus, Tom Brady talk.
Who's Winning Super Bowl LIV?: 1/28/20
Bill is joined by former NFL defensive back, Matt Bowen. The two preview the Super Bowl and Bowen gives his pick to win. (2:17) Bill also talks with former NFL offensive guard, Geoff Schwartz. They breakdown what each team needs to do on Sunday in order to beat their opponent. (33:18)
And Then There Were Two: 1/20/20
Bill is joined by Will Brinson as they react to the Chiefs and 49ers punching their tickets to the Super Bowl and what went wrong for the Titans and Packers
No More Fireworks: 1/13/20
Bill chats with ESPN's Domonique Foxworth about the Titans upset win, the Chiefs epic comeback (15:40), Aaron Rodgers' clutch performance (32:00) & the 49ers' dominant win (58:00)
Never A Dull Moment In The NFL: 1/7/20
Bills chats with Lindsay Jones of The Athletic about Matt Rhule going to Carolina, the Giants naming Joe Judge their new HC (8:50) and Jerry Jones bringing in Mike McCarthy to replace Jason Garrett (16:40). Then they break down Bills/Texans (25:00), Pats/Titans (34:00), Saints/Vikings (46:00) and Eagles/Seahawks (56:30)
A Tale of Two Seasons: 12/23/19
Bill chats with ESPN's Jake Trotter about the roller coaster season in Cleveland and what went wrong. Then, NESN's Doug Kyed discusses New England's struggles on offense while their defense is leading the way (26:50)
Playoff Spots On The Line: 12/19/19
Bill chats with Sheil Kapadia about what's going on with the Eagles and what to expect Sunday as they face Dallas. Plus, ESPN's Courtney Cronin talks about Dalvin Cook, Kirk Cousins and the Vikings' playoff hopes
Bill-ieve it! Buffalo in the Playoffs and New England's New Scandal: 12/16/19
The Buffalo Bills clinched a playoff spot for the second time in three years. How did they get here, and does their turnaround story hold lessons for other NFL teams? ESPN NFL insider Bill Barnwell joins Mina Kimes to explain the Bills' surprising success. Then, in light of new video evidence, Bill and Mina break down the Patriots "Spygate II" video taping scandal.
The Good & Bad In New York: 12/9/19
Bill is first joined by ESPN's Jordan Raanan to chat about Daniel Jones, Eli Manning and the struggles the team has had with the draft. Then, Marcel Louis-Jacques who covers the Bills chats about Josh Allen, how impressive the defense has been and their playoffs hopes (28:00)
Shadow Coverage: 12/5/19
Bill chat's with ESPN's Mike Clay about the teams and cornerbacks who are best at following a team's number one receiver around the entire game. Plus, the biggest surprises for individual seasons this year
Contractually Obligated : 11/25/19
Bill chats with Will Brinson about the 49ers dominant win against Green Bay Sunday night and how impressive their defense was stopping Aaron Rodgers. What went wrong with the Cowboys as they were held without a touchdown and what does the future hold for Jason Garrett? And could Ron Rivera be on the hot seat in Carolina?
Get a Grip! NFL QB Secrets to Handling the Pigskin: 11/22/19
It seems so basic. And yet, it can reveal so much - how an NFL quarterback holds the ball. ESPN Senior Writer David Fleming talked to some of the league's top signal callers to find out their preferences, their quirks, and the unique stories behind their grips.
Offensive Troubles: 11/19/19
Bill chats with Mike Sando about the problems going on with Phillip Rivers and what the future holds for him. What should we make of how MNF ended for Mitchell Trubisky? (12:30) Plus, can the Rams recover from the Super Bowl hangover ? (24:25) And, who are some names to be on the lookout for as upcoming head coaches? (39:00)
Fantasy, Meet Reality: A Running Back Breaks Out, Then Disappears: 11/14/19
When New England running back Jonas Gray took the field vs. the Indianapolis Colts five years ago, no one could have predicted the incredible outburst of scoring that would land him national attention, and even a magazine cover. Nor could anyone have predicted how quickly that success would disappear, through a series of mishaps. ESPN senior writer Liz Merrill tells Mina Kimes the story of an underdog, his big shot, and how players might always be one step away from glory - or obscurity - in the NFL.
Monday Night Football Classic: 11/12/19
Bill is joined by Mina Kimes, the host of ESPN Daily Podcast and the two go in-depth on the Seahawks' overtime win against the previously unbeaten 49ers.
NFL Coaches Hot Seat Draft: 11/4/19
Bill along with Dan Graziano have their 3rd annual coaches hot seat draft as they rank the 32 NFL head coaches. Plus, Dan breaks down the Steelers/Colts game
Patriot Games: 10/28/19
Bill is joined by Pats reporter Mike Reiss and Domonique Foxworth to break down New England moving to 8-0 and what's been most impressive so far in the season
Kingdom of the North: 10/21/19
Bills gets into the NFC North with Robert Mays of the Ringer. What is going on with the Bears offense? (7:40). What to make of Aaron Rodgers' performance (24:00), has Kirk Cousins and the Vikings turned a corner (36:00) and what to make of Stafford and the Lions (43:00)
Quarterback Concerns : 10/14/19
Is Kyle Allen the answer in Carolina? Bill chats with Will Brinson of CBS Sports about the Panthers' surge the last 4 games (5:00). And they also get into the 49ers moving to 5-0 and what to make of Jimmy G (24:48). Plus, how worried should the Chiefs be with Mahomes' injury (34:40) and what's going on with the Cowboys (51:20)
First Overall Picks Continue To Struggle: 10/10/19
What's going on with Baker Mayfield and Jared Goff? Bill Barnwell chats with Doug Farrar of the USA Today as they discuss the two former first overall picks and what exactly is going wrong for them.
Roles Reversed : 9/30/19
How quickly things have changed in the NFL. And Bill Barnwell chats with Rams reporter Lindsey Thiry about their tough loss. Plus, Jake Trotter on Cleveland's big win
Fly Eagles Fly: 9/26/19
The Eagles have a big Thursday night game and Bill chats about their issues so far with Sheil Kapadia. The two get into Carson Wentz's slow start (7:00) and the struggles by the defense to create pressure (20:00). Plus, they chat about how Philly matches up with the rest of the NFC East (29:30)
Cam Newton out of a job?: 9/23/19
Bill welcomes ESPN's Field Yates to discuss the Bills being 3-0 (20:50), Cam Newton possibly losing his job (35:40), Saquon Barkley getting injured and Daniel Jones' debut (50:00).
Is the NFL becoming the NBA?: 9/20/19
Bill talks with Lindsay Jones about Jalen Ramsey requesting a trade and possible destinations that would fit (9:00) & if the NFL is becoming the NBA (27:35). Plus, they preview Chiefs/Ravens (34:00) & 49ers/Steelers (44:30)
Dan Graziano: 9/16/19
Bill welcomes ESPN's Dan Graziano to discuss the Steelers losing Big Ben for the season (2:05), Drew Brees' thumb injury (14:40), reaction to the Packers new offense (25:03), Kirk Cousins struggling (40:00) and Eli Manning's future (43:40).
Mike Sando: 9/12/19
Bill welcomes The Athletic's Mike Sando as they preview week two of the NFL, looking at the four 0-1 matchups this weekend. Can the Jets rebound without Sam Darnold as they face Baker Mayfield (1:20). On Thursday night it's a battle of two former Heisman trophy winners (13:30). How will Mitch Trubisky look playing against Denver (25:40). And finally, a battle in the AFC South with the Texans vs. Jags (37:10)
Will Brinson: 9/9/19
Bill welcomes CBS' Will Brinson to discuss the Patriots' dominant victory (2:15), when New York should start Daniel Jones (13:00, Lamar Jackson's performance throwing the ball against Miami (21:00) and the debacle to start the season by Cleveland (35:00).
Mina Kimes: 9/4/19
Bill welcomes ESPN Senior Writer Mina Kimes to discuss the Eagles' O-Line body shoot (00:47), Zeke's deal finally getting done (4:45) and Goff getting an extension (19:10). They then dig into the Texans' series of moves (34:26) and dive into the mailbag (45:00), since Mina did not trademark it.
Andrew Luck, Player Prop Bets With Chris Sprow: 8/26/19
Bill welcomes ESPN NFL editor Chris Sprow to discuss Andrew Luck's retirement (1:16), including what the Colts' approach for the future could be (11:44). They then dig into the initial reason for their visit, the official, annual, NFL (player) prop bet show (15:12). These include Odell Beckham Jr. TD's vs. Christian Pulisic goals (28:30) and Russell Wilson interceptions vs. Earl Thomas interceptions among many others (52:02).
Vince Verhei: 8/21/19
Bill chats with Vince Verhei of Football Outsiders about expectations for the 49ers (1:28) and Cardinals (25:00) for the upcoming season. They discuss Jimmy Garoppolo's return from injury (2:10) and John Lynch's ability to build a contender (10:06) as well as what would constitute success in S.F. (18:42). Plus, just how much fun will Arizona's offense be to watch (30:44)? Can Kyler Murray and Kliff Kingsbury score enough points to overcome a porous defense (37:46)?
Geoff Schwartz, Ted Nguyen: 8/14/19
Geoff Schwartz of SB Nation answers "how can we get smarter" as viewers about offensive line play as well as why the Browns aren't the best bet to win the AFC North and more (0:38). Plus, Ted Nguyen of The Athletic discusses the Raiders, including if this is Derek Carr's "prove it" year or not in addition to what offense he's most excited about this upcoming season (27:33).
Nora Princiotti, Marcel Louis-Jacques: 8/9/19
Bill is joined by Boston Globe Patriots reporter Nora Princiotti and ESPN Bills reporter Marcel Louis-Jacques. Nora covers news that Tom Brady's house is on the market in Brookline, Mass as well as the battle at WR between Jakobi Meyers, Maurice Harris and N'Keal Harry (0:38). Plus, Marcel dishes on the preseason opener exploits of punter Colton Schmidt, former rugby union player Christian Wade's chances at making the team as an RB as well as LeSean McCoy's season outlook/future (33:50).
Mike Clay: 7/31/19
Bill welcomes ESPN NFL analyst Mike Clay to rank the 32 backup QB situations in the league (1:29), including the Cardinals (13:04), Buccaneers (25:34), Broncos (28:14), Eagles (37:59), Ravens (42:59), Giants (48:15), Dolphins (58:34) and more.
Kevin Seifert: 7/23/19
Bill chats with ESPN NFL columnist Kevin Seifert about the league's decision to drop their full-time referees to part-time status (1:30) as well as new rule changes for the 2019 season, including eliminating blindside blocks (21:00), the "stricter criteria" for a pass-interference call (30:25) and much more.
Kevin Pelton: 7/17/19
Bill is joined by ESPN NBA writer Kevin Pelton to do some NBA "what-ifs" in the wake of the wild free agency period. The first of which being if the Thunder had not traded James Harden to the Rockets in 2012 (0:22), including what other packages were available at the time and what other player movement it would have affected. The second being if the Thunder had beaten the Warriors in Game 6 of the 2016 WCF after leading 3-1 and gone on to face an injury-riddled Cavaliers team in the NBA Finals (21:01).
Robert Mays: 7/8/19
Bill and Robert Mays of The Ringer go through the listed bets at the Caesars of Las Vegas sportsbook for the upcoming NFL season and surmise how they would spend their theoretical budget (0:46). Who will lead the league in passing (4:19)? Who will lead the league in rushing (6:58)? Will the Saints miss the playoffs (20:12)? How about the Bears' over/under takeaways at 26.5 (38:12) or the Giants over/under 5.5 wins (47:15)? All that and more!
Bill Connelly: 7/2/19
Bill is joined by new ESPN colleague and friend of the show Bill Connelly to help draft two rounds of 2019 NFL rookies based on their fantasy potential in the upcoming season.
Lindsay Jones: 6/25/19
Bill is joined by Lindsay Jones of The Athletic to definitively rank all 20 teams that missed the playoffs last year for the upcoming season, including the Raiders (5:28), Lions, (14:39), Jets (25), Vikings (47:51), Panthers (53:22) and many more.
Sarah Barshop & Jake Trotter: 6/21/19
Bill is joined by ESPN Texans reporter Sarah Barshop to weigh in on Houston abruptly firing their GM Brian Gaine (0:41), including the logic behind it and their pursuit of Patriots executive Nick Caserio (5:52). Plus, what their plans for the offseason are and how they're approaching Jadeveon Clowney's contract (11:12). New ESPN Browns reporter Jake Trotter also stops by to talk about Cleveland's offseason (24:09), including a potential breakout player (27:17), a positional group that may worry fans (31:19), expectations for their record (33:49), possible discord between players (38:08) and more.
Dan Graziano, Ben Lindbergh: 6/10/19
Dan Graziano of ESPN joins Bill to weigh in on why he thinks replay review in all forms should be abolished (0:48). Plus, Bill catches up with Ben Lindbergh of The Ringer to discuss his book "The MVP Machine" about how people from non-traditional backgrounds are adding to the conversation around rapid player development in MLB talent (28:02).
Goldsberry & Urschel: 5/13/19
ESPN's Kirk Goldsberry joins Bill to discuss his new book "SprawlBall" about the perimeter shooting revolution in the NBA over the last decade, including whether or not the drastic changes warrant corresponding rules changes as well as which players are at the forefront (1:07). Plus, author John Urschel joins to discuss his book "Mind and Matter: A Life in Math and Football", including starting his PhD in Mathematics during his career an offensive lineman in the NFL (34:33).
Brian Burke: 5/6/19
Bill chats with ESPN analytics guru Brian Burke to look back on the draft and projecting prospect performance, including what role scouts play in that, how fans should evaluate the draft as well as improvements that can be made to the predictive model (1:19). Plus, new stats that they've built based on player-tracking data that the NFL collects such as "pass-block win" and "pass-rush win" as well as "deep QB" which measures decision making (20:55).
Will Brinson: 4/29/19
Bill recaps the NFL draft with friend of the show CBS Sports' Will Brinson, including the Cardinals taking Kyler Murray first overall (12:07), the Raiders' surprise pick at four of Clelin Ferrell (21:19), the Giants taking Daniel Jones at six (30:09), the Redskins taking Dwayne Haskins at fifteen (46:45) as well as others that stood out to them from the bottom half of the first round (51:52).
Ted Nguyen & Bill Connelly: 4/22/19
Bill previews the NFL draft with Ted Nguyen of The Athletic (0:48) and Bill Connelly of SB Nation (24:25). Ted shares thoughts on players at the top of the draft via their tape as well as needs for his local squads the Raiders and 49ers. Plus, Bill dishes on the players rising up draft boards this late in the process and potential steals to keep an eye on, including the top QB's by the numbers.
Josh Weinfuss & Courtney Cronin: 4/15/19
Bill is joined by ESPN Cardinals reporter Josh Weinfuss to chat about Arizona's offseason, including Steve Wilks being replaced by Kliff Kingsbury, concerns over Steve Keim's ability to build a competitive roster long-term as well as whether or not they intend to trade Josh Rosen or draft Kyler Murray (1:10). ESPN Vikings reporter Courtney Cronin also stops by to dish on Minnesota's offseason, including salary cap gymnastics, the retention of Anthony Barr and how will they plan to fill holes in their roster through the draft. Plus, what role will the newly hired Gary Kubiak have (25:49)?
Brady Henderson & Mike Clay: 4/11/19
Bill talks to ESPN Seahawks reporter Brady Henderson about the peculiar Russell Wilson contract situation (0:52) and what other questions management in Seattle has to answer this offseason (16:27) as well as ESPN NFL analyst Mike Clay about what he learned building next year's fantasy projections (23:15).
WrestleMania Recap: 4/8/19
In an annual tradition, Bill welcomes Los Angeles Times columnist Andy McCullough to recap WrestleMania 35 match-by-match, touch on the NXT show and more.
Doug Kyed & Chase Stuart: 3/27/19
Bill chats with Doug Kyed of NESN about Rob Gronkowski's retirement, including whether or not he's "1st ballot" HOF'er. Plus, more on the Patriots' moves or lack thereof this offseason (0:50). Then, Chase Stuart of Football Perspective joins to discuss Le'Veon Bell's workload and what positions NY will be looking to fill in the draft as well as why "yards-per-carry" is a "bad stat" and how success should be tracked for RB's (30:09).
Lindsay Jones: 3/14/19
Bill and Lindsay Jones of The Athletic sift through the biggest names to change places in free agency thus far, including Odell Beckham Jr. (1:44), Le'Veon Bell (13:06) and Nick Foles (24:34). Plus, thoughts on how the safety market played out (31:24) and much more.
Dan Graziano: 3/11/19
Bill and Dan Graziano react to the Raiders trade for Antonio Brown (1:58) and signing of Trent Brown (17:31). Plus, they discuss Landon Collins going to Washington (34:40) and Kwon Alexander signing with the 49ers (43:14).
Robert Mays: 3/1/19
Bill Barnwell and The Ringer's Robert Mays are live from the NFL Combine in Indianapolis. They break down the top 25 free agents and their potential destinations.
Mike Sando: 2/21/19
Bill is joined by Mike Sando to try and construct Antonio Brown trades for (just about) every team in the NFL, sorted by their division. This includes the NFC East (1:42), AFC East (9:29), NFC North (13:35), NFC South (21:24), AFC South (27:55), NFC West (34:48) and AFC West (44:13). Plus, what teams do the guys think will have the best shot at landing him (54:29)?
2018 Prop Bets Recap with Sprow: 2/15/19
Bill and Chris Sprow look back on how their prop bets for the 2018 NFL season turned out, including Kirk Cousins combined interceptions and fumbles vs. Case Keenum's (4:30), Russell Wilson rushing touchdowns vs. the rest of the Seahawks combined (14:19), Saquon Barkley rushing and receiving touchdowns vs. other rookie RB's drafted post-round one (18:40) and combined losses of the eight worst teams in the NFL vs. 2018 NY Mets losses (25:53).
Will Brinson: 2/4/19
Bill and CBS Sports' Will Brinson share their reactions to the Patriots' win over the Rams in Super Bowl LIII (1:00), including L.A. head coach Sean McVay's role in the loss (10:38), Jared Goff and Todd Gurley's performances (18:22) as well as Tom Brady's (22:25). Plus, did Julian Edelman's play warrant Hall of Fame consideration (24:41) and how far will the Rams fall next season (45:58)?
Lindsey Thiry & Nick Stevens: 1/31/19
Bill welcomes ESPN Rams reporter Lindsey Thiry as well as Nick Stevens of Patriots.com to share their thoughts on the matchup between the Patriots and Rams in Super Bowl LIII. Lindsey discusses a few players you should keep a close eye on during the game, including Marcus Peters, C.J. Anderson and Jared Goff (0:54). Plus, Nick discusses the coverage of New England as "underdogs", where this team will rank in the team's history and more (27:00).
Domonique Foxworth & Doug Farrar: 1/30/19
Bill welcomes Domonique Foxworth of The Undefeated and Doug Farrar of USA Today to dissect the X's and O's of Super Bowl LIII between the Patriots and Rams. Foxworth takes a look at the Rams' offense and more, including late-season scheme changes and the similarities with the Mike Shanahan system (0:36). Plus, Doug breaks down the Patriots' defense and more, including disrupting the vision of Jared Goff and how this game compares to their previous matchup in Super Bowl XXXVI (28:38).
Mike Sando: 1/21/19
Bill welcomes Mike Sando to recap Conference Championship victories for the Patriots in the AFC over the Chiefs (3:16) as well as the Rams in the NFC over the Saints (25:51). No shortage of issues to discuss including the re-litigation of overtime rules, the fated pass interference non-call, Kansas City's ability to run it back and the decline in Drew Brees' "deep ball". Plus, a quick look at some of the issues that arose in both winning squads that could be exploited in the Super Bowl (39:48).
Dan Graziano & Field Yates: 1/17/19
Bill is joined by ESPN's Dan Graziano to preview the NFC Championship matchup between the Rams and the Saints (7:06) as well as ESPN's Field Yates to preview the AFC Championship matchup between the Patriots and the Chiefs (37:01). They delve into the disparity in coaching experience between McVay-Payton, potential matchups to keep an eye on from Michael Thomas-Aqib Talib to Tyreek Hill-Stephon Gilmore and much more. Plus, Dan and Bill dish on the recent movement of coaches around the league (2:14).
Doug Farrar & Ted Nguyen: 1/14/19
Bill welcomes Doug Farrar of USA Today to recap the Saints' win over the Eagles in the Divisional Round of the NFL postseason (1:45) as well as Ted Nguyen of The Athletic to recap the Rams' victory over the Cowboys (23:11). Both guests also take a look at what's to come in the NFC Championship, including what level of involvement C.J. Anderson may have and if Drew Brees will have issues finding time in the pocket. Those questions and so much more answered in this NFC-centric show.
Doug Kyed & Geoff Schwartz: 1/10/19
Bill welcomes Doug Kyed of NESN to preview Chargers-Patriots in the Divisional Round of the NFL postseason (0:41) as well as Geoff Schwartz of SB Nation and beyond to preview Colts-Chiefs (24:37). Are concerns about Rob Gronkowski real? Will the Colts defense be able to slow down Patrick Mahomes? Those questions and so much more answered in this AFC-centric show.
Will Brinson: 1/7/19
Bill and Will Brinson of CBS offer analysis of the results from Wild Card Weekend in the NFL, including the Eagles' victory over the Bears (1:30), the Cowboys beating the Seahawks (21:12), the Chargers holding on against the Ravens (34:25) as well as the Colts' destruction of the Texans (49:40).
Mina Kimes: 1/3/19
After sharing their thoughts on the Antonio Brown situation (2:03), Bill and Mina Kimes preview each of the matchups from Wild Card Weekend in the NFL, including Seahawks-Cowboys (13:21), Chargers-Ravens (25:26), Eagles-Bears (38:48) and Colts-Texans (54:18).
Sheil Kapdia & Alan Sepinwall: 12/28/18
Bill chats about the Eagles' season with Sheil Kapadia of The Athletic, including the internal debate amongst fans regarding Foles-Wentz (2:02), hindsight on the Golden Tate trade (10:08) and if there should be any changes to the coaching staff this offseason (15:39). Plus, resident Giants fan Alan Sepinwall of Rolling Stone stops by to take a look back on the disappointment that was New York's season (28:56) as well as his new book on "The Sopranos" (46:55).
Mike Sando: 12/20/18
Bill and Mike Sando dive into the Pro Bowl rosters, sharing their thoughts on the most genuine selections as well as the snubs for the AFC (1:50) and the NFC (29:47). Plus, they offer a preview of the biggest game from Week 16 in the NFL of Steelers-Saints (53:17).
Robert Mays: 12/17/18
Bill is joined by Robert Mays of The Ringer to discuss the Bears returning to the postseason (2:11), what's ailing the sliding Rams (20:10) and the Eagles' prospects without Carson Wentz (31:37). Plus, the guys play "guess that offensive lineman"(39:28)!
Courtney Cronin; Mike Reiss : 12/13/18
Bill Barnwell welcomes ESPN NFL Vikings reporter Courtney Cronin and ESPN NFL Patriot's reporter Mike Reiss to discuss Minnesota's OC firing and the Miracle in Miami.
Dan Orlovsky & Bill Connelly: 12/10/18
Bill is joined by Dan Orlovsky of ESPN to analyze the particulars of the Bears' win over the Rams on SNF, including the play of the two young QB's Goff and Trubisky (1:16). Plus, Bill Connelly of SB Nation stops by to discuss the "Big-12-ization" of offense in the NFL, including the possibility of Oklahoma's Kyler Murray ending up playing both baseball and football (26:36).
Dan Graziano: 12/6/18
Bill welcomes friend of the show Dan Graziano to preview two big NFC matchups that have playoff implications, including Cowboys-Eagles (1:40) and Rams-Bears (19:19). Plus, the guys survey the 2016 NFL draft pick-by-pick and discuss which players will get their fifth-year options picked up (37:46).
McCarthy's Dismissal : 12/3/18
CBS' Will Brinson joins Bill Barnwell to weigh in on Mike McCarthy's dismissal from Green Bay, recap the Chargers' win over the Steelers and delve into the AFC North & AFC West.
Brady Henderson & Chase Stuart: 11/29/18
Bill is joined by ESPN's Brady Henderson to weigh in on the state of the Seahawks including their backfield usage since Marshawn Lynch left, the defensive side of the ball, Ear Thomas' health and who will they attempt to keep this offseason (:50). Also, Chase Stuart from Football Perspective talks about the Jets season thus far, the need to surround Sam Darnold with talent, potential front-office changes for the Jets and much more (28:20).
Sheil Kapadia & Kevin Seifert: 11/26/18
Bill is joined by Sheil Kapadia of The Athletic to weigh in on where things stand for the Eagles right now after their narrow victory over the Giants, including issues with their offense and the disappearance of Doug Pederson's 4th down magic from last season (1:02). Plus, ESPN's Kevin Seifert stops by to discuss how Kirk Cousins' performance is being judged this year in relation to his contract and whether or not Mike McCarthy's time is up in Green Bay (27:29).
Elite Teams with Sando: 11/19/18
Bill and Mike Sando discuss which teams at this point should be considered Super Bowl contenders, including the Saints (1:22), Bears (10:27) and Rams (15:38). Plus, how will the NFC East finish after the Redskins lost Alex Smith to injury (37:40)?
Lindsay Jones & Katherine Terrell talk AFC: 11/15/18
Bill welcomes Lindsay Jones of The Athletic to talk AFC West, including how the Chiefs look in their preparations for a big MNF matchup with the Rams (0:55) as well as if Vance Joseph (19:35) and Derek Carr (30:42) are in trouble in Denver and Oakland respectively. Plus, Katherine Terrell joins to talk AFC North, including Hue Jackson's return to Cincy (38:04) and what Le'Veon Bell's next move may be (1:04:01).
NFC Picture with Will Brinson: 11/12/18
Are you an NFC or an AFC person? In this episode, Bill and Will Brinson of CBS share their allegiances and take a look at the NFC playoff picture as it currently stands, including which teams are most likely to prevail in the South (3:55), West (31:02), East (43:30) and North (56:03).
'Hotseat' Draft with Dan Graziano: 11/8/18
Bill and Dan Graziano of ESPN fan the flames on the head coaching "hotseat" in the NFL by drafting coaches in order of the most likely to keep their job to the least likely.
Vince Verhei & Doug Kyed: 11/5/18
Bill is joined by Vince Verhei of Football Outsiders to discuss Rams-Saints (1:29), the success of the Panthers this season (18:50), the sense of urgency that the Ravens should have regarding Joe Flacco (28:57) and more. Plus, Doug Kyed of NESN stops by to break down what he saw in the Patriots' victory over the Packers on Sunday Night Football (47:28).
Geoff Schwartz & Ted Nguyen: 11/1/18
Bill is joined by Geoff Schwartz of SB Nation and more to dish on what he's seeing from the Chiefs so far (0:48) as well as the progression of rule changes to offensive evolution (16:13). Plus, Ted Nguyen of The Athletic stops by to talk Raiders ahead of their TNF matchup with the 49ers (28:09), including what he expects from them in the second half of the season (38:10).
Mike Sando & Meg Rowley: 10/29/18
Bill shares his thoughts on the Browns choosing to let go HC Hue Jackson as well as OC Todd Haley and install DC Gregg Williams as the interim (0:43). Plus, he is joined by Mike Sando of ESPN to cover the result of the Packers-Rams game (6:32) and the trade deadline in the NFL (17:28) as well as Meg Rowley of Fangraphs to discuss the World Series (33:22) and where MLB's future lies from an aesthetic perspective (58:05).
Mike Clay: 10/25/18
Bill is joined by Mike Clay of ESPN to talk fantasy, including players you might want to acquire via trade (0:50) as well as players you might consider trading away (29:17) heading into the second half of the season.
The Ringer's Robert Mays: 10/22/18
The Ringer writer Robert Mays joins Bill Barnwell to weigh in on the breaking news of Raiders WR Amari Cooper being traded to the Cowboys. Plus, they breakdown NFL Week 7.
Rob Demovsky & Nora Princiotti: 10/18/18
Bill is joined by ESPN Packers reporter Rob Demovsky to take the temperature up in Green Bay on a bye week, including what to make of their inconsistencies in performance and why there could be a disconnect between Aaron Rodgers and the play-callers (0:52). Plus, Nora Princiotti of The Boston Globe stops by to talk touchdown celebrations and her and Bill make up some of their own (25:40).
Lindsay Jones & Matt Bowen: 10/15/18
Bill is joined by Lindsay Jones of The Athletic to take a look at where things stand for the teams in the AFC West after the Chiefs' loss to the Patriots on SNF (0:56), including the Broncos (14:59), Raiders (25:47) and Chargers (35:29). Also, Matt Bowen of ESPN stops by to discuss the high level of play from the Bears' defense this season aside from Sunday's performance against the Dolphins and more (42:30).
Sheil Kapadia & Mike Triplett: 10/11/18
Bill gets updates on Philadelphia and New Orleans from Sheil Kapadia of The Athletic (1:09) and Mike Triplett of ESPN (31:41). What has to happen in the next few weeks for the Eagles to feel good about their chances? Are Saints fans prepared for a post Drew Brees future? The guys get into that and much more on the show.
Will Brinson on Week 5: 10/8/18
Bill is joined by Will Brinson of CBS Sports to discuss coaching decisions good or bad and more from Rams-Seahawks (1:26), Cowboys-Texans (22:34), Giants-Panthers (43:41) as well as Falcons-Steelers (1:00:15) from the Week 5 slate in the NFL.
Lindsey Thiry & Katherine Terrell: 10/4/18
Which teams have been the most impressive so far this NFL season? Bill is joined by ESPN Rams reporter Lindsey Thiry (1:01) and ESPN Bengals reporter Katherine Terrell (22:14) to discuss why the teams that they cover are sitting pretty at the top of the league standings.
Mina Kimes & Kevin Seifert: 10/1/18
Bill is joined by Mina Kimes to discuss Earl Thomas' injury (5:24) as well as the struggles of the Falcons (23:35) and Steelers (38:36). Plus, Kevin Seifert stops by to share his thoughts on the mixed bag so far this season from the Vikings (52:30) and how the NFL views controversy over rules this season (1:02:32).
Dan Graziano : 9/27/18
Bill is joined by Dan Graziano to talk about coaches on the hot seat including Jason Garrett, Bill O'Brien, Hue Jackson and others (2:00). Plus, what they think about the Tampa Bay QB situation (20:00), if the AFC East-leading Miami Dolphins are a legit playoff contender (29:00), is there a cause for concern with the New England Patriots after their slow start (35:00) and possible trade situations in the NFL (40:00).
Doug Farrar: 9/24/18
Bill is joined by Doug Farrar of USA Today to discuss the offensive highs and lows of the season thus far, including issues with the Patriots' offense (1:56) as well as the outstanding play of Patrick Mahomes in Kansas City (10:20), Ryan Fitzpatrick in Tampa Bay (23:06) and Drew Brees in New Orleans (32:00). Plus, he touches on his new football book "The Genius of Desperation", which drops on Tuesday (43:37)!
Doug Kyed & Alan Sepinwall: 9/20/18
Bill talks to Doug Kyed of NESN about the Patriots trying to integrate Josh Gordon to the offense and the defense getting off to a slow start (1:12). Plus, Giants fan Alan Sepinwall of Rolling Stone joins to discuss whether or not it is time to panic in NYC and if he's jealous of the Jets for taking Darnold (26:53).
More Than Stats: Bill Barnwell : 9/19/18
When you think stats and NFL, you may think about ESPN writer Bill Barnwell. However, Sarah goes one-on-one with Bill to find out there's more behind then man than just number
Sando Helps Recap Week 2: 9/17/18
Bill and Mike Sando discuss the dynamic start to Patrick Mahomes' season (1:54), the tie between Minnesota-Green Bay as well as Aaron Rodgers' play in it (12:55), Dan Bailey heading to the Vikings (22:24), the Jaguars beating the Patriots (29:32) and which division leaders are showing the most promise (39:08). Plus, will the Earl Thomas situation get resolved soon (59:44)?
Mike Clay & Chris Sprow: 9/13/18
Bill and Mike Clay share their breakout players from Week 1 (1:31), including Tyreek Hill (12:42), Jordan Howard (31:09) and more. Plus, Chris Sprow joins to dish on the teams that could go 0-2 after Week 2 and potentially see their chance at the playoffs this season start to slip away (43:05), such as Lions-49ers (49:58) and Giants-Cowboys (1:06:05).
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