Shek, Daniel Jeremiah, Handsome Hank and Rank recap Week 9 in the NFL, including Nick Foles’ record performance, questionable San Diego Chargers play calling, and the lack of attention for the Kansas City Chiefs. Plus, which team will win the NFC East and can the streaking Carolina Panthers overtake the New Orleans Saints in the NFC South?
Shek welcomes Green Bay Packers linebacker A.J. Hawk back to the show to discuss Hawk’s three-sack performance versus the Ravens, the questionable tackle on Randall Cobb, the Jim Irsay and Peyton Manning kerfuffle, and Patrick Swayze movies. ‘Around The League’ scribe/podcaster Chris Wesseling also stops by to talk about Irsay’s quote, AFC West vs. NFC West, and debates his Week 7 picks with Elliot Harrison in the latest Red Challenge Flag segment.
Shek & Rank are joined in Studio 66 by @MoveTheSticks Daniel Jeremiah to talk about the QB-heavy headlines of Week 5, including: Tony Romo vs. Denver; Colin Kaepernick’s recent struggles; what the Texans should do going forward; and the future of Josh Freeman. Jeremiah’s British doppelganger Handsome Hank also shadows the door of Studio 66 to talk Dolphins & Bears, plus he’s bearing gifts in the form of his favorite English crisps. It’s a delicious show – give a taste test, won’t you?
Shek & Rank are joined in Studio 66 by personnel guru/old pal Daniel Jeremiah (@MoveTheSticks) for a rangy conversation on the Ravens’ bizarre offensive play calling vs Buffalo; the Broncos’ machine; the Steelers’ personnel deficiencies; possible NFL trades; Andy Dalton’s struggles; nepotism in the NFL; and the future of Josh Freeman. After Jeremiah departs, the fellas discuss the “Breaking Bad” finale (50:30) and where the show ranks among the all-time greats.
Shek & Rank are joined in Studio 66 by ‘Around The League’ scribe/podcaster Chris Wesseling & Miami Dolphins superfan Handsome Hank to break down the fast starts of Chicago, New Orleans & Miami and the deep holes dug by the likes of the Steelers, Falcons, Redskins & Packers in a spirited edition of ‘Dead or Alive’; the gang also finds to time to breakdown Cialis ads and (almost) discuss ‘Breaking Bad’.
Shek, Elliot Harrison & Handsome Hank react to the breaking Trent Richardson-to-the-Colts news, go through their weekly Red Challenge Flag picks segment with games including HOU vs. BAL, GB vs. CIN, STL vs. DAL, ATL vs. MIA, plus thoughts on Tom Brady’s body language. Then, Chargers defensive end Dwight Freeney then calls in for a chat with Shek & Rank about the Bolts’ bounce-back win in Philly, running QBs, and who’s the slowest QB in the game today.
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Shek, Rank and Hank recap all the NFL action from Week 1 including surprisingly good outings by the Jets and Raiders, the apparently bleak future for the Steelers and the Bills’ chances in the AFC East. Daniel Jeremiah calls in to discuss Colin Kaepernick vs. Russell Wilson and other quarterback news from around the league. Plus, a very special message from milkshakes.
Shek is joined in Studio 66 by the host of the college-football-centric “NFL Draft 365” podcast, Matt “Money” Smith, for a preview of the 2013 college season. Subjects include: the new final four championship system; Nick Saban’s Crimson Tide vs. Pete Carroll’s Trojans; Heisman frontrunners and title contenders.
Shek and Rank kibitz with Minnesota Vikings defensive end Jared Allen about his worthy charity (HomesForWoundedWarriors.com), the 2013 Minnesota Vikings, playing outdoors, and which NFL mascots he could defeat in a fight. The fellas also welcome former Viking/current Raiders punter Chris Kluwe into Studio 66 to talk about his new book, “Beautifully Unique Sparkleponies,” his vocal support of gay rights, his band, road trip songs and kickers being too good. In addition, Around The League scribe Marc Sessler and Handsome Hank stop by for producer Black Tie’s latest “Black List,” with topics including this summer’s best sports story and Colin Kaepernick wearing a Miami Dolphins cap. Lastly, we end the podcast with a tune from Chris Kluwe’s band, Tripping Icarus, titled “Misery.”
Shek and Rank welcome Tampa Bay Buccaneers coach Greg Schiano into Studio 66 to discuss the Bucs’ remade secondary, surviving the rugged NFC South, replacing a “players’ coach” in Raheem Morris, good road trip songs and the Bucs’ best uniform. Handsome Hank then stops by to play “Who’s Got More Twitter Followers” and to debate which division would win a divisional version of the Pro Bowl. Black Tie offers his the latest shout out.
Dave Dameshek likes football. A lot. He's written and talked about it since last year on NFL.com and NFL Network, and before that on ESPN Radio, ESPN.com, and CBS Radio. Dave is also an accomplished Connect Four player.