This is Football with Kevin Clark
NFL Wins Draft with Will Brinson: 12/8/23
Kevin Clark is joined by CBS Sports' Will Brinson to draft the teams that will win the most games (playoffs included) from Week 14 through the Super Bowl, including the Cowboys, Chiefs, Eagles & Packers. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Daniel Jeremiah on young QBs, the best GM ever & the 2024 Draft QBs: 12/6/23
Kevin Clark looks at the MVP race, specifically Brock Purdy & Tyreek Hill, and questions who should really be the MVP front runner. NFL Networks Daniel Jeremiah joins to discuss C.J. Strouds emergence, Bill Belichicks next step and what could have been if Zach Wilson was drafted somewhere else. He also shares an amazing Badasses story about Ray Lewis and explains what make Ozzie Newsome and Howie Roseman such amazing executives. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Week 13 NFL Recap: What Jordan Love teaches us about the NFL: 12/3/23
Kevin Clark recaps all the action from Week 13 in the NFL. Jordan Love's growth leads the Packers to victory against the defending champs, the Chiefs. The clock struck midnight for the Eagles, as the 49ers bolstered their position as the NFL's best and has Brock Prudy played his way into the MVP discussion? Plus, why we should be putting respect on Mike Evans' name Plus, Kevin ponders your 'what if' questions on possibly the biggest 'what if' year in recent memory for the NFL: What if Anthony Richardson didn't get hurt? What if the Panthers traded Brian Burns over DJ Moore this past offseason? What if Deshaun Watson was healthy for the Browns? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Emmitt Smith on the Mental State of the Cowboys: 12/1/23
In an exclusive Running Backs episode, Kevin Clark is joined by NFL Hall of Famer Emmitt Smith who explains that the gap between the Cowboys and the Eagles/49ers is in the heads of the Cowboys. Smith also discusses the biggest badasses on the '90s Cowboys, their biggest wins over the Bills (Super Bowl) and Giants (1995 Monday Night Football) and his new Bud Light commercial with Peyton Manning. Travis Etienne joins to explain what's behind the Jaguars hot streak. They also discuss Doug Pederson's calming presence on the Jaguars locker room, what Clemson can do to get back to National Championship contention and how Urban Meyer said he was heartbroken that the Jags missed out on Kadarius Toney and drafted Etienne instead. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Where Belichick will coach next year and why the Broncos are working with Albert Breer: 11/29/23
Kevin Clark is joined by Albert Breer, who explains that Bill Belichick is one of two people guaranteed to get a Head Coaching opportunity next year. They also discuss how the Broncos have turned things around, what Kyler Murray's future in Arizona looks like and why the Packers and Ravens are the most intriguing teams in the NFL. Kevin takes a look at the Frank Reich firing and believes that more teams should be willing to part with their Head Coach when it's clear things aren't working. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Week 12 NFL Recap: The BIGGEST mistakes of the 2023 NFL season: 11/27/23
Kevin Clark recaps everything from Week 12 in the NFL. He ponders the biggest mistakes in the NFL during the 2023 calendar year. A few candidates: The Jets allowing Aaron Rodgers to act as GM and influence their decisions, Derek Carr's contract, the Chargers sticking with Brandon Staley, the Patriots not moving on from Mac Jones and the Panthers doing just about everything they've done. We dip into the mailbag to answer your questions: what are we going to do about the state of refereeing after the no-call on the Josh Allen/Eagles horse-collar? Are the Giants really going to run it back with Daniel Jones next season? Who would you rather be right now: the Texans or the Jaguars? Finally, Kevin looks at the Broncos win over the Browns and asks whether Sean Payton and Russell Wilson can actually lead Denver to the playoffs.
Chiefs concerns & Belichick's future with Peter King: 11/22/23
Kevin Clark is joined by Peter King to answer whether there is cause for concern after the Chiefs Monday night loss to the Eagles. They recap the tenure of Zach Wilson as the Jets starting Quarterback and discuss how Detroit can be one of the best football towns when the Lions are good. When will Bill Belichick's tenure end in New England and will it be a peaceful one? Once he's gone, is there a possibility he winds up with Jerry Jones in Dallas?
Week 11 NFL Recap: Bad Ownership is Evident: 11/20/23
Kevin Clark recaps everything from Week 11 in the NFL. He explains that there are five franchises that are clearly impacted by poor ownership: the Jets, Panthers, Bears, Commanders and the Final Boss of Bad Ownership: the Chargers. How many teams will be 8-8 going into the final week of the season? Will the Panthers job be the least desirable head coaching gig in the NFL? How is Matt Canada still operating in Pittsburgh 11 weeks into the season?
Most Surprising QBs of the NFL Season: 11/17/23
Kevin Clark doesn't think the Deshaun Watson season-ending injury significantly impacts the Browns - they'll still be able to upset one team in the playoffs. Derrik Klassen (Bleacher Report & The 33rd Team) joins to reveal the most surprisingly good (C.J. Stroud & Matthew Stafford) and surprisingly disappointing (Mac Jones & Trevor Lawrence) QBs in the NFL this season. They also discuss where Caleb Williams should want to go in the NFL Draft. Eric Eager (SumerSports) joins to share the defensive stats that explain why defenses have dominated the 2023 NFL season.
Ken Dorsey's Firing, C.J. Stroud's Emergence & Bryce Young's Struggles with Dan Orlovsky: 11/15/23
Kevin Clark discusses the Bills moving on from Ken Dorsey and what that means for Sean McDermott, Josh Allen and the future in Buffalo. Dan Orlovsky joins to explain what new Bills OC Joe Brady needs to say to Josh Allen. Kevin & Dan look at last year's QB Draft class and discuss why Bryce Young is struggling while C.J. Stroud is thriving. They also discuss what it means to be broken mentally as a young NFL QB. Finally, Dan tells a story of Dominic Raiola chirping Tom Cruise on the sidelines.
Week 10 NFL Recap: Why can't C.J. Stroud be MVP?: 11/13/23
Kevin Clark recaps everything from a wild Sunday in the NFL and is beginning to ask: why can't C.J. Stroud win NFL MVP? How many "pre-fired" NFL coaches are there right now and how many new Head Coaches will we see in the NFL at the beginning of next season? Is Bill Belichick hurting his stock as a potential Head Coach candidate as each week passes? Kevin believes that the Bengals will still find a way to be the best team in the AFC North at the end of the season, because the Ravens still haven't found a way to close out games. How do the Chargers fix themselves and how long is it going to take?
Early NFL Draft Preview: Evaluating Caleb Williams, Drake Maye & Marvin Harrison Jr.: 11/10/23
Kevin Clark is joined by ESPN NFL Draft Analyst Jordan Reid to talk college Quarterbacks old and new. How has C.J. Stroud's transition to the NFL been so smooth? Why are the Texans the team to bet on in the future? Is there something Bryce Young was doing at Alabama that he's not doing in the NFL? Jordan evaluates the draft statuses of Caleb Williams, Drake Maye and Marvin Harrison Jr. and says that one of them will be Top 5 at his position as soon as he enters the league.
DeVonta Smith on Eagles win vs Cowboys, Brotherly Shove & Jalen Hurts: 11/8/23
Eagles WR DeVonta Smith joins Kevin Clark to talk about the Eagles win over the Cowboys, what it's like to watch the Brotherly Shove in action and whether non-QBs should receive greater consideration for the Heisman Trophy. Mike Golic Jr. joins to determine the best team in the NFL right now. He and Kevin also discuss how impressed they've been with C.J. Stroud and whether Connor Stalions should get into the podcasting game.
Week 9 NFL Recap: Joe Burrow is back, Cowboys aren't closing the gap on the Eagles: 11/6/23
Kevin Clark ranks the winning teams in the NFL based on where they currently stand. Chiefs & Eagles are on Tier 1... where does everyone else fall? The Cowboys performance Sunday showed that they aren't close to closing the gap between them and the Eagles in the NFC East. Joe Burrow is back when he's spreading the ball around the way he was on Sunday Night Football... and Kevin claims he's just a bonus on top of a Bengals Defense that's so good it can win a Super Bowl. It's not panic time for the Bills yet... but it's not relaxing either. Is the heat about to turn up on Sean McDermott?
Backup QB Apocalypse & Good Franchise/Bad Franchise with the Eagles & Commanders: 11/3/23
Kevin Clark addresses the multiple reasons why there are so many backup Quarterbacks playing this Sunday. Zach Berman and JP Finlay join to play Good Franchise/Bad Franchise as the Eagles and Commanders head in opposite directions. What is the mood in the Commanders locker room after the Montez Sweat & Chase Young trades? Does Ron Rivera really think Sam Howell is the long-term solution at QB for the Commanders? What is it that makes the Tush Push/Brotherly Shove so effective? Where does Nick Sirianni rank among NFL Head Coaches? Evaluating the 2023 seasons of Jalen Hurts & A.J. Brown.
Josh Allen on win vs Bucs, audible calls & how defenses have adjusted to him: 10/31/23
Josh Allen joins Kevin Clark to discuss the Bills Thursday Night Football win over the Buccaneers. He clarifies whether his audible call was for Taylor Swift or J.R. Smith. He explains how defenses have adjusted to his gameplay over his career and gives his thoughts on Halloween and what it's like to have Jim Nantz call your golf shot. Seth Walder joins to explain the most important numbers of the 2023 NFL season thus far. These include shining spotlights on the Dolphins offense, Micah Parsons and whether a non-QB can win MVP.
Week 8 NFL Recap: Stop saying the NFL is weird: 10/30/23
Kevin Clark recaps everything from Week 8 in the NFL. Should we be concerned about the Chiefs? The Kirk Cousins injury might have a bigger impact that you think it will. Will Levis's 4 TD game might be something the Titans should build on. Should it be assumed that Kyle Shanahan can automatically correct the 49ers? Plus, Kevin answers your questions: Is it time to start questioning Brian Daboll & Joe Schoen? Is there a trade market for Kyler Murray? Are skill players more important than they ever have been?
How the best teams were built with Thomas Dimitroff: 10/27/23
Kevin Clark is joined by former Falcons GM Thomas Dimitroff to discuss the best-built teams in the NFL. He explains what it is about Eagles GM Howie Roseman that allows him to continue pulling off trades that greatly benefit the Eagles. They also discuss what Kyle Shanahan wants from his Quarterback and how Bill Belichick is capable of turning things around in New England.
Non-QB MVP Candidates with Field Yates & Defensive Technique with T.J. Watt: 10/25/23
Kevin believes that it's time to open up the MVP race to non-Quarterbacks. Field Yates joins to discuss non-QB MVP candidates and how the New England Patriots situation plays out. T.J. Watt joins to discuss his defensive technique and living up to the expectations of being a Steeler.
Week 7 NFL Recap: Ravens Rise. Bills, Lions & Chargers Fall: 10/23/23
Kevin Clark recaps everything from Week 7 in the NFL. The Ravens have climbed a tier on his power rankings while the Bills and Lions might not be who we thought they were. There's plenty of blame to go around when it comes to the Chargers. Kevin looks at the worst Head Coach hires of all time and is starting to think that it might not happen for Matt LaFleur in Green Bay.
Best Pass Rushers & Worst RedZone Teams with Jared Allen & Scott Hanson: 10/20/23
Kevin Clark is joined by Jared Allen to discuss this generation's best NFL pass rushers, what's different about modern-day defenses and the time he chased Dan Orlovsky out of the end zone for a safety. NFL RedZone's Scott Hanson discusses how bad NFL offenses have been in 2023, the worst team to cover on RedZone and the all-time RedZone MVP. Kevin explains why you shouldn't believe anything you read from scouts about college Quarterbacks right now.
Facing Belichick, the Dolphins offense key to success & modern-day defense with Domonique Foxworth: 10/18/23
Kevin Clark is joined by Domonique Foxworth to discuss the evolution of modern-day defenses and how teams are succeeding/failing at developing schemes for them. He explains why the Dolphins offense has been able to succeed against those schemes and his favorite memory of playing against Bill Belichick. Kevin thinks the Jets need to stop talking about Aaron Rodgers and start focusing on the Jets team on the field.
Week 6 NFL Recap: There are two season-ruining teams in the AFC: 10/16/23
Kevin Clark recaps everything that went down in Week 6 in the NFL. Are the Bills the team that we thought they were? Or are they on a lower tier in the AFC? The 49ers and Eagles are the last teams to lose a game this season... Kevin explains why the Browns and the Jets are the two teams in the AFC who could potentially ruin a team's season. Are this year's Bengals the same team as last year's Bengals? Should Titans fans want Mike Vrabel as their Head Coach? Why are the Falcons such a weird franchise? Kevin can't believe how bad it's gotten with Bill Belichick and the Patriots.
Best & Worst NFL Coaches of 2023: 10/13/23
Kevin Clark is joined by Patrick Daugherty to discuss the best and worst coaching performances of the 2023 season. Kevin thinks that this is the week that will tell us who Brock Purdy really is.
Belichicks market, Jason Kelces value & failing to sack Lamar Jackson with Mitchell Schwartz and Cam Jordan: 10/11/23
Kevin Clark takes a look at the potential landing spots for Bill Belichick if he moves on from the Patriots. Mitchell Schwartz says that Jason Kelce is the most valuable offensive lineman in the league, analyzes how the Eagles' Tush Push is so effective, explains what makes the Andy Reid-Patrick Mahomes relationship so special and details his rock bottom experience playing for the Cleveland Browns. Cam Jordan breaks down the Saints' dominating win over the Patriots, explains why Lamar Jackson is so difficult to bring down and what the key to success is for a good Sean Payton team.
Week 5 NFL Recap: The Cowboys are not ready to play serious football: 10/9/23
Kevin Clark hated that Cowboys-49ers game and he might hate the Dallas Cowboys. Are there any GREAT teams this season in the NFL? Can the Bills overcome injuries on the defensive side of the ball? Do the Texans actually know what they're doing? Would Travis Kelce getting injured be the biggest non-QB hit a team could take this season? Kevin is growing increasingly concerned about Bryce Young, the Dolphins offense rolls again and how many teams would have interest in Bill Belichick if he was available next year?
Cowboys-49ers Preview: 10/6/23
Kevin Clark believes we can learn a lot from the resurrection of the Detroit Lions. Bob Sturm joins to preview Cowboys-49ers. T.J. Ward discusses the Dolphins offense, the best defenders in the league right now and tells his best Peyton Manning stories.
How to fix the Giants, Jets & Bears with Mike Tannenbaum: 10/4/23
Kevin Clark can't stand that the Giants committed to stability for the sake of stability. He's then joined by Mike Tannenbaum who agrees, believing that the Giants should have paid Saquon Barkley and not Daniel Jones. They also discuss whether the Bears are still on the right track, how Robert Saleh's continuing praise of Zach Wilson could be hurting the Jets and what made the Rex Ryan-era Jets so dynamic.
Week 4 NFL Recap: Christian McCaffrey for MVP?: 10/2/23
Kevin Clark recaps everything from Week 4 of the NFL. He argues that a non-QB should be the NFL MVP this season and so far it looks like Christian McCaffrey's award to lose. What is the one thing that upsets each team's fanbase? A lot of Steelers fans are ready to move on from Matt Canada. Kevin also looks at the head coaching futures of Bill Belichick, Matt Eberflus, Josh McDaniels & Brandon Staley.
Are the Bills equipped to handle the Dolphins offense?: 9/29/23
Kevin Clark is going to have a meltdown if the NFL bans the Eagles' Tush Push. PFF's Brad Spielberger joins to discuss how to build a good NFL team. He and Kevin also discuss how the Dolphins should handle Tua Tagovailoa's contract, whether the Vikings should trade Kirk Cousins and why the Chargers are screwed over the next few years. The Athletic's Joe Buscaglia joins to preview Dolphins - Bills. Are the Bills equipped to handle the juggernaut that is the Dolphins offense through the first three weeks? Was the Bills' Week 1 loss to the Jets a fluke? Are we just going to have to live with Josh Allen's weird throwing tendencies? How do the Bills stack up against the rest of the AFC? Is their window actually closing?
Swift/Kelce, Dolphins Offense & Browns as a SB contender with Mina Kimes: 9/27/23
Kevin Clark says that there are only ten teams capable of winning the Super Bowl this season. Mina Kimes joins to discuss the Dolphins offensive explosion, why the Browns are a surprise Super Bowl contender and everything you want to hear about Taylor Swift & Travis Kelce.
Week 3 NFL Recap: Sean Payton is heading for disaster unless one thing happens: 9/25/23
Kevin Clark recaps everything from Week 3 in the NFL. He thinks Sean Payton, Russell Wilson and the Broncos could be in a "Death Spiral" and the only thing that can get them out of it is a 2024 Top 2 Pick. If the Vikings keep losing will we see them trade Kirk Cousins in the last year of his deal? Should the Bears be tanking for Caleb Williams? Should Caleb Williams stay at USC if the Bears have the #1 overall pick? Plus Taylor Swift watches Travis Kelce and the Chiefs win... Kevin predicts that we're about to enter Taylor Swift Mania in the NFL.
NFL Week 3 Preview: Quarterback Panic Theater: 9/22/23
Kevin Clark is joined by ESPN Bengals reporter Ben Baby & CHGO Bears' Adam Hoge to discuss the level of panic over Joe Burrow and Justin Fields. Adam also discusses the weirdness surrounding the resignation of Bears Defensive Coordinator Alan Williams. Kevin asks: what does the NFL's Deion Sanders look like?
Ep. 7: The NFL's Deion Sanders, Belichick stories and Nick Saban bathroom chats with Channing Crowder: 9/20/23
Kevin Clark is joined by Channing Crowder to discuss which retired player could become a Head Coach and become the 'Deion Sanders' of the NFL. Crowder also tells stories of what made Brady-Moss such an impossible duo to cover, the time he tried to make small talk with Nick Saban at a urinal and the time a naked Bill Parcells got into a hot tub with him. Kevin explains why Deshaun Watson has the worst contract in NFL history.
Ep. 6: Week 2 NFL Recap: Lamar Jackson can win you a Super Bowl this year: 9/17/23
Kevin Clark recaps everything on a wild Week 2 NFL Sunday. The Baltimore Ravens were unbelievably impressive with their win over the Cincinnati Bengals and Kevin believes Lamar Jackson could win MVP AND the Super Bowl this season. Did the Giants save their season? Kevin argues they saved their version of a season. Are the Bengals in trouble? Or can they turn an 0-2 season around again? What would be the most hilarious Deion Sanders-to-Colorado NFL comparison? Tom Brady? Peyton Manning? Deion himself? Should the Bears be ready to give up on Justin Fields? Which team is the "villain" of the NFL? Chiefs? Eagles? Jets? Cowboys? Kevin once again asks how long Brandon Staley has left as Head Coach of the Chargers.
Ep. 5: Did the Dolphins break Brandon Staley and the Chargers for good? Is Aaron Rodgers going to retire?: 9/15/23
Kevin Clark believes that the Dolphins win over the Chargers may be the beginning of the end for Brandon Staley in Los Angeles. The Athletic Packers beat writer Matt Schneidman answers whether Aaron Rodgers will retire and whether the Packers knew Jordan Love was this good. Deebo Samuel joins to discuss the 49ers' winning culture and what's impressed him about Brock Purdy.
Ep. 4: Aaron Rodgers' injury is one of the worst things that's ever happened to an NFL team; Dan Marino & Ryan Fitzpatrick join: 9/13/23
Kevin Clark compares Aaron Rodgers' injury to other franchise-altering devastations in NFL history. Dan Marino joins to react to Rodgers' injury and to discuss his own Achilles injury and how he never truly healed from it. He also explains why he could throw for 6,000 yards against today's defenses and how his advice to Tyreek Hill led to the Dolphins Week 1 win. Ryan Fitzpatrick joins to discuss why Tua Tagovailoa's confidence is the key to his success, the weirdest thing about playing for the Dan Snyder Commanders and whether he'd consider an NFL comeback. Finally, Kevin believes that Sean Payton will fix the Broncos... but he's not sure that applies to Russell Wilson.
Ep. 3: Week 1 NFL Recap: Tuas Amazing, Burrows Not: 9/10/23
Kevin Clark recaps Week 1 of the NFL season. Hes ready to admit that Tua Tagovailoa is legitimately great and that people need to stop arguing differently. Hes worried about Joe Burrow though. We answer your mailbag questions about which teams should be tanking for USC Quarterback Caleb Williams... Vikings? Bears? Cardinals? One thing's for sure: it's not Aaron Donald, Sean McVay and the Rams.
Ep. 2: Bill Belichick's Biggest Coaching Month in 20 Years: 9/8/23
Kevin explains that Bill Belichick is not untouchable... and the first month of the season is going to be something he hasn't experienced in 20 years. WGN's Jarrett Payton & ESPN Steelers Reporter Brooke Pryor join to preview this Sunday's big games in the NFC & AFC North. Jarrett Payton explains how Sean Taylor and Ed Reed were the biggest badasses he ever played with and tells the story of when his father, Walter Payton, took him to the White House and spent time with President George H.W. Bush. Plus - what would have to happen in Dallas for Jerry Jones to make Deion Sanders the Head Coach of the Cowboys?
Ep. 1: The Cowboys will face the Bengals in the Super Bowl; Eli Manning & Robert Griffin III Join: 9/6/23
In the premiere episode of This Is Football, Kevin Clark says that the Bengals will defeat the Cowboys in the Super Bowl. Eli Manning joins to discuss how Daniel Jones can take the next step in 2023, whether this is a pivotal year for Dak Prescott and the search for a third Manningcast host. Plus - who are the biggest badasses Eli ever played with? What is happening in college football that's going to impact the NFL Quarterback market? Kevin explains. And Robert Griffin III joins to discuss playing for the Shanahans and whether giving up on Trey Lance was the right move for the 49ers.
Introducing 'This is Football with Kevin Clark': 8/31/23
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