Shek and Rank are joined in Studio 66 by Carolina Panthers linebacker Jon Beason as the guys discuss Cam Newton’s body language and commercials, the top team in the NFC South and the NFL’s best quarterbacks. Plus, in light of the recent Rutgers’ basketball controversy, Shek chronicles his time as a youth basketball player. Lastly, Dan Hanzus and Marc Sessler close the show with the latest edition of the “ATL Debate Club.”
“Elite” isn’t the issue. And as Joe Flacco taught us in the first two months of 2013, it never really was.
Sure, prior to Flacco’s flabbergasting run through the post-season, the club of Super Bowl-winning winning QBs had an exclusive membership of just six current NFL signal callers. Those players are of course:
Tom Brady (3 Lombardis)
Ben Roethlisberger (2)
Eli Manning (2)
Aaron Rodgers (1)
Drew Brees (1)
Peyton Manning (1)
Correct me if I’m wrong, but –- regardless how you’d rank those half-dozen names amongst each other –- we can agree they’re the NFL’s six best QBs overall. (I know, I know: you aren’t positive I’m right. Think it through, though, and you’ll realize I am. Go ahead … take your time. I’ll wait.)
Dave Dameshek chats with star quarterbacks, Seahawks’ Russell Wilson and Panthers’ Cam Newton. Packers linebacker Clay Matthews and “Entourage” star Jeremy Piven also join #DDFP 128 live from Super Bowl XLVII. (Associated Press/National Football League)
On the final day of “NFL.com Live: Super Bowl XLVII,” Dave Dameshek and the gang chat with “Entourage” star Jeremy Piven and the cast of hit TV show “The League.” NFL players, including Carolina Panthers QB Cam Newton, Seahawks QB Russell Wilson and Green Bay Packers LB Clay Matthews, also join the program. Plus, the guys yap with two of the top quarterbacks in this year’s upcoming NFL draft, West Virginia’s Geno Smith and USC’s Matt Barkley.
Shek and Rank welcome “NFL Fantasy Live” colleague/former NFL-er Akbar Gbajabiamila into Studio 66 for “Inside/Out,” the segment that answers what really goes on inside NFL locker rooms. Subjects today include: Do coaches really give Knute Rockne speeches? Why don’t players wear cups? And what do players think of Ben Roethlisberger? The fellas are then joined by Around The League scribes Marc Sessler and Dan Hanzus for the newest installment of the Black List, which addresses which teams could actually win the Super Bowl this season and what’s wrong with Cam Newton?
It’s a quarterback league, so with that in mind Dameshek and Rank welcome QB guru George Whitfield on #DDFP 68 to discuss working with young signal callers like Cam Newton and Andrew Luck. Whitfield also dishes on his unique training methods for Donovan McNabb and the chances of a comeback for the former Eagles QB. The guys are also joined by Kevin Acee from the San Diego Union-Tribune as they compare the careers of the three franchise quarterbacks from the 2004 NFL Draft. Plus, Dameshek discusses what to make of Kobe Bryant and the currently gone fishing Los Angeles Lakers.
Radio City, Steve Smith, Metta World Peace and Jerry Kramer. (Associated Press/US Presswire)
On #DDFP 64 the insightful Steve Smith of the Carolina Panthers shares new information on the Saints’ bounty culture under Gregg Williams. Smith said that Saints players were encouraged to go after him.
“I actually had an altercation with a guy who told me firsthand,” Smith said, although he didn’t name the Saints player. “I was going out of bounds, and the guy went for my ankle. I said, ‘Hey, man, cut that out.’ He’s like, ‘Well, we get fined if we don’t go after your legs when you go out of bounds.’ … And actually this past year, this last game when we played them, I had a little conversation with Gregg Williams. … He took responsibility, he was saying it wasn’t right, but that’s who he was.”
Smith also breaks down the incoming receiving class of the 2012 NFL Draft and former NFL GM Charley Casserly talks quarterbacks. Have a listen, won’t you?
Get your galoshes ready, because it’s raining stars in Indianapolis. In episode 51, Dave and Adam welcome Cardinals wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald, quarterbacks Cam Newton and Drew Brees, baseball legend and self-described nerd Curt Schilling, actor Will Forte, new Colts GM Ryan Grigson, and even the beautiful Miss America, Laura Kaeppeler. Plus, NFL.com analysts Jason Smith and Elliot Harrison are along for the ride once again. It’s the podcast storm of the century! Take cover!
Shek & Rank welcome their new pass-catchin’ pal, Steve Smith of the Panthers, back to the program to make picks for Week 15′s big games and discuss the Heisman Trophy. They also kibitz about LSU/Bama, uniforms, why ‘The Notebook’ is a good movie and breakfast meat. The fellas then take a look at the playoff matchups if the season ended today. Long and short of it, if this episode was a fruit, it’d be a peach. Or a cherry. Or another good fruit.
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.