3 and Out with John Middlekauff

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John Matheny
 Sep 18, 2020
Great podcast. John is very objective and has an open mind to sports. Really enjoy his scouting takes as well.

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3 and Out with John Middlekauff, is part of the Colin Cowherd Podcast Network. 3 and Out is an unfiltered podcast covering the biggest stories in the NFL and college football. John brings his unique perspective as a former NFL scout, NFL analyst and radio host. In each episode, John will give his opinions and discuss the top stories in the football world. Follow John on twitter @JohnMiddlekauff and go to theherdnow.com to find the latest content. Subscribe now!

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Kyler Murray Freakshow; McCarthy Ain't It; Chiefs Underrated D; Baker's Limitations; Jets Tank Time; CFB Mobile QB League; Mailbag
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In this episode, John explains why Kyler Murray is a generational freak athlete, why it's already clear that the Cowboys Mike McCarthy hire was a mistake, why the Chiefs D is underrated, why Todd Bowles is the best DC in the league, why Baker Mayfield's delusions about his athletic ability is costing the Browns, why the pocket QB has become a dinosaur overnight, and answers listener questions in the Middlekauff Mailbag. Follow John on Twitter and SUBSCRIBE now to get all the latest content!! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Oct 20, 2020
Vrabel Respect; Bezos NFL Takeover; Darnold Post-Jets Comeback; 3 for the $ Week 6 ATS Picks; Mailbag
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In this episode, John thinks Mike Vrabel deserves to start being mentioned as an elite NFL head coach, explains why Jeff Bezos and Amazon are coming to dominate the future of NFL coverage, why Sam Darnold has a chance to land in a good spot after this inevitable divorce from the Jets, which two games he has his eyes on this weekend, and gives his 3 for the $ week 6 NFL picks, and answers listener questions in the Middlekauff Mailbag. Follow John on Twitter and SUBSCRIBE now to get all the latest content!! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Oct 16, 2020
Herbert Emergence; Dak's Injury Reality; Falcons Rebuild; Taking Tomlin For Granted; Mailbag
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In this episode, John looks at the continued emergence of Justin Herbert, if the Cowboys could use Dak Prescott's ankle injury to avoid paying him a long term deal, which direction the Falcons should go after firing their coach and GM, why Mike Tomlin deserves more credit for Pittsburgh's absurd consistency, and answers listener questions in the Middlekauff Mailbag. Follow John on Twitter and SUBSCRIBE now to get all the latest content!! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Oct 13, 2020
Tampa Tom Culture Shock; Khalil Mack Takeover; Injury Theory; Wentz Wake-Up Call; Billy O Mutiny; Week 5 3 for the $ ATS Picks; Mailbag
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In this episode, John gives his take on the Bears TNF win over the Bucs, the difference in the stark contrast between the Bucs and Pats standards, why the Bears could be scary if Khalil Mack can start dominating like 2018, why the unprecedented speed of the game is to blame for the upward injury trend, why he thinks the Eagles drafted Jalen Hurts as a wake up call for Carson Wentz, and why the reported mutiny of Bill O'Brien isn't surprising at all, given his personality. He also gives his 3 for the Money week 5 ATS picks, and answers listener questions in the Middlekauff Mailbag. Follow John on Twitter and SUBSCRIBE now to get all the latest content!! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Oct 09, 2020
SPECIAL PREVIEW - Lights Out with Shawne Merriman - Shawne Merriman Talks With Super Bowl Champion Cliff Avril About Going 0-16 To A Super Bowl Champion With The Legion Of Boom
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Click here to subscribe directly to the Lights Out with Shawne Merriman podcast! In this episode Shawne sits down with Super Bowl Champion from Seattle Seahawks Cliff Avril. Cliff tells Shawne a funny story why he didn't go to Maryland and chose Purdue instead. Cliff expands on how the Seahawks went from a potential dynasty to a split locker room. How is Pete Carrol as a coach? Cliff is very open and honest with this answer. And the "Legion Of Boom" were more than just co-workers, they were a family on and off the field. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Oct 08, 2020
Special Preview - Straight Fire with Jason McIntyre - NBC Sports' Peter King on COVID Outbreaks, Haskins Getting Benched, Dabo to the NFL? & more!
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On today’s episode, Jason is joined by NBC Sports NFL insider Peter King for a longform discussion on all the biggest headlines around the National Football League. Peter discusses the COVID-19 outbreak within the Tennessee Titans organization and what it could mean for the League as a whole moving forward, tells us why offensive coordinators Eric Bienemy of Kansas City and Brian Daboll of Buffalo should be at the top of several head coaching searches this offseason, explains why he has a hard time picturing Clemson football coach Dabo Swinney jumping to the NFL even if it means coaching one of his former quarterbacks in Trevor Lawrence of Deshaun Watson, sheds light on the real reason why Washington decided to bench Dwayne Haskins, and much more! Plus, Jason looks to continue his winning ways with the Thursday Night Football edition of The Best Bet. Click here to subscribe and download all of the latest Straight Fire with Jason McIntyre podcasts! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Oct 08, 2020
Belichick Coaching Clinic; Rodgers MVP; Bill O Bye Bye; Dak's Inflated Stats; Josh Allen Break Out; CFB/NFL Week 4 Thoughts; Mailbag
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In this episode, John explains why the Patriots' losing to the Chiefs on MNF without Cam Newton was an all-time great Belichick coaching performance, why Aaron Rodgers is back in his MVP zone, why the Texans let Bill O'Brien do too much damage as GM before firing him, why Dak Prescott's eye popping stats don't mean he's worth big money, and why Josh Allen is clearly a bona fide star in the league. He also gives his thoughts on the week 4 games, and answers listener questions in the Middlekauff Mailbag. Follow John on Twitter and SUBSCRIBE now to get all the latest content!! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Oct 06, 2020
Introducing The G.O.A.T: Tom Brady
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The G.O.A.T. Season 1 looks back at the exceptional career of the great—or the greatest—Tom Brady. Acclaimed sports journalist Gary Myers brings us the definitive account of arguably the most illustrious career in NFL history. Hear the voices of Tom Brady, Robert Kraft, Peyton Manning, and more tell the singular story of The Greatest of All Time. Coming October 5th from Diversion Podcasts and iHeartRadio. ▶️ Diversion brings real stories to life: DiversionPodcasts.com Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Oct 05, 2020
Jets' Darnold Decision; Titans vs. COVID; Wentz/Pederson Adversity; Rodgers' Helmet Hustle; No Fans Impact; 3 for the $ Week 4 ATS Picks; Mailbag
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In this episode, John looks at the bleak future for Sam Darnold with the Jets, why he could be gone sooner than later, why the Steelers/Titans will push through despite their game being postponed due to positive COVID tests, why Aaron Rodgers' pretending his headset isn't working in order to call is own play isn't necessarily a bad thing, why Carson Wentz and Doug Pederson will sink or swim together in Philly, the lack of accountability from no fans in the stands, and why he's so impressed with Nick Saban's ability to adapt and transform Alabama's identity from defense to wide open offense. Middlekauff also gives his 3 for the $ Week 4 ATS picks after a 6-3 start to the season, and answers listener questions in the Middlekauff Mailbag. Follow John on Twitter and SUBSCRIBE now to get all the latest content!! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Oct 02, 2020
Mahomes/Lamar Mismatch; Rodgers Revenge Tour; Russ Bombs Away; Defending Pederson; Buy/Sell Takes; Mailbag
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In this episode, John reacts to another dominant Chiefs win over the Ravens, and explains why Mahomes vs. Lamar is a major mismatch, why the Ravens are like the Houston Rockets, and discusses Aaron Rodgers revenge tour. He also looks at why Russell Wilson's deep ball is an unstoppable weapon in today's offense friendly NFL, defends Doug Pederson's decision to play for a tie by punting in overtime against the Bengals, tells you which of his takes he's buying and selling, and answers listener questions in the Middlekauff Mailbag. Follow John on Twitter and SUBSCRIBE now to get all the latest content!! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Sep 29, 2020
Play Tua NOW; Pac-12's Joke Season; Impressive Fanless Effort; Deeper Saints Issues; Scout Chatter; 3 for the $ Week 3 ATS Picks; Mailbag
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In this episode, John makes the case why Tua should play for the Dolphins right now - despite Ryan Fitzpatrick's solid play, and why the Pac-12 coming back for a 6 game season is a joke, explains why he's impressed with the NFL effort level, despite not having fans, and why he thinks Sean Payton knows the Saints could be in big trouble. He also passes along some of the chatter he's hearing from his sources around the league, and gives his 3 for the $ Week 3 ATS picks, and answers listener questions in the Middlekauff Mailbag. Follow John on Twitter and SUBSCRIBE now to get all the latest content!! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Sep 25, 2020
Special Preview - Straight Fire with Jason McIntyre - Tua Time in Miami, The Untouchable Tyler Herro & NFL Week 3 Preview with John Middlekauff
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On today’s episode, Jason does a quick preview of tonight’s Thursday Night Football matchup between the Miami Dolphins and the Jacksonville Jaguars, and explains why if things go the way he thinks they’re going to go, we could see Dolphins rookie quarterback Tua Tagovailoa under center sooner than later. If the Dolphins are serious about winning, it only makes sense to turn to Tua. As we’ve seen with guys like Patrick Mahomes and Lamar Jackson, the blueprint is simple: Build around your star quarterback while he’s on his rookie contract. Later, Jason throws heavy praise on Miami Heat rookie Tyler Herro after the sharpshooter dropped 37 points to put the Heat up 3-1 in the Eastern Conference Finals, and explain why he wouldn’t include Herro in any trade for Giannis Antetokounmpo this offseason. Plus, former NFL scout and host of the ‘3 & Out’ podcast John Middlekauff swings by to tell us why he thinks Monday night’s game between the Baltimore Ravens and the Kansas City Chiefs is much bigger for the Ravens than it is for the Chiefs, discuss what improvements he’s seen from Buffalo Bills quarterback Josh Allen thus far, explain why he sees little to be optimistic about if you’re a New York Jets fan, and much more! Finally, Jason looks to end his cold streak by throwing down a 2-team (and 2-sport) parlay in the Thursday edition of the Best Bet. Click here to subscribe and download all of the latest Straight Fire with Jason McIntyre podcasts! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Sep 24, 2020
Old Man Brees; Viva Carr Vegas; Cam vs. Russ Classic; Start Herbert NOW; Week 2 Takes; Injury Wave; Mask Fines; Mailbag
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In this episode, John talks Raiders/Saints and Drew Brees looking old, why it shouldn't be surprising to anyone, and on the flipside why he sees Derek Carr and the Raiders as a playoff team in their first year in Vegas. He also discusses the shootout between Russ at the peak of his powers and a healthy Cam with his swagger back under Belichick, why he thinks Mike McCarthy made a big mistake hiring Mike Nolan as his DC, why it's time to fire Dan Quinn in Atlanta, why Chargers HC Anthony Lynn is crazy for committing to Tyrod Taylor over Justin Herbert, why he thinks fining coaches for not wearing masks is ridiculous, other Week 2 takes, and answers listener questions in the Middlekauff Mailbag. Follow John on Twitter and SUBSCRIBE now to get all the latest content!! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Sep 22, 2020
Burrow vs. Baker TNF Breakdown; Allen Robinson Trade Demand; Pac-12 Embarrassment; '3 For The $' Week 2 ATS Picks; Mailbag
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In this episode, John reacts the Browns TNF win over the Bengals and breaks down why Joe Burrow displayed everything you want to see in a big time franchise quarterback, and why it's still playoffs or bust for Baker Mayfield's future in Cleveland, despite a bounce back night. He also looks at how the Bears should deal with Allen Robinson's trade demand, why the Pac-12 keeps embarrassing itself as the B1G comes back, gives his '3 for the Money' Week 2 ATS NFL picks, and answers listener questions in the Middlekauff Mailbag. Follow John on Twitter and SUBSCRIBE now to get all the latest content!! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Sep 18, 2020
Introducing: Cut To It Featuring Steve Smith Sr.
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Former NFL player Steve Smith Sr and co-host Gerard Littlejohn interview your favorite athletes, entertainers, and more, to ask the questions that you’ve always wanted to know, but no one ever asks. You may learn if your favorite NBA player would rather fight a bear or 50 ducks, or why a guest made a life-altering decision they’ve never shared before. Expect the unexpected....let’s cut to it! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Sep 17, 2020
Big Ben Back, Fangio WYD; Tompa Needs Time; Rodgers Flex; Wentz, Jimmy G Q's; Week 1 Hits/Misses; Masks; Mailbag
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In this episode, John reacts to the Steelers MNF win against the Giants in Big Ben's return, the Titans outlasting the Broncos despite 4 missed Stephen Gostowski field goals, and why Vic Fangio's horrendous late game management is inexcusable. He also explains why he's not bailing on Tom Brady in Tampa after a bad debut, gives his take on Aaron Rodgers reverting to his MVP form in week 1, why there are still legitimate questions about Carson Wentz and Jimmy Garoppolo after rough starts. He also runs through his week 1 hits and misses, why he doesn't think the NFL needs to worry about coaches wearing masks and answers listener questions in the Middlekauff Mailbag. Follow John on twitter @JohnMiddlekauff and go to theherdnow.com to find the latest content. Subscribe now! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Sep 15, 2020
SPECIAL PREVIEW - I Want Your Flex: Week 1 Studs, Duds and Pickups
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The Official Fox Sports Radio Fantasy Football Podcast! Mike Harmon and Dan Beyer breakdown every game from week 1 in the NFL and tell you who to elevate and fade on your roster moving forward. Is a Running Back By Committee (RBBC) already giving you a headache? Mike and Dan tell you who to target. Did a starter go down with an injury? The guys tell you who to pick up off the waiver wire. Plus a look ahead to Thursday Night Football between the Bengals and the Browns. Click here to subscribe directly to the I Want Your Flex podcasts! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Sep 15, 2020
Chiefs Even Scarier, Bad Deshaun Night; Brady/Belichick Uncertainty; Rams Questions; 3 for the $ ATS Picks; Mailbag
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In this episode, John breaks down the season opener between the Chiefs and Texans, why the Chiefs are even scarier than last year, and why Deshaun Watson's happy feet in the pocket repeatedly got him into trouble. He also discusses why Brady and Belichick face unprecedented uncertainty in their first year apart, why Rams need to be entertaining or risk LA irrelevance, gives his top 3 picks ATS Week 1 Picks; and answers listener questions in the Middlekauff Mailbag. Follow John on twitter @JohnMiddlekauff and go to theherdnow.com to find the latest content. Subscribe now! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Sep 11, 2020
New Roster Rules; Watson Deal No-Brainer; Division Winners; 5 Biggest 2020 Questions; Rodgers vs. Love, Trubisky vs. Foles; Mailbag
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In this episode, John discuses the biggest adjustments teams will have to make for the 2020 season with expanded rosters, and what makes Deshaun Watson worth every penny of his 4-year extension with the Texans. He also gives his division winner picks, his top 5 questions heading into the season, looks at the quarterback pictures for the Packers with Aaron Rodgers and Jordan Love, and the Bears with Mitchell Trubisky beating out Nick Foles, and answers listener questions in the Middlekauff Mailbag. Follow John on twitter @JohnMiddlekauff and go to theherdnow.com to find the latest content. Subscribe now! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Sep 08, 2020
Blame Josh Rosen; Belichick's Huge Potential Cam Payoff; Unproven 'Steve Nash' NFL Hire Unlikely; Mailbag
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In this episode, John explains why although he sympathizes with Josh Rosen being drafted into a bad spot in Arizona, he deserves blame for failing in Miami, why Belichick deserves credit for his "buy low" acquisition of Cam Newton, and if a rookie celebrity coach - like Steve Nash with the Nets - could work in the NFL. He also answers listener questions in the Middlekauff Mailbag. Follow John on twitter @JohnMiddlekauff and go to theherdnow.com to find the latest content. Subscribe now! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Sep 04, 2020
Jags Fournette/Ngakoue Fail; Le'Veon Decline; No-Name Cowboys; B1G WTF; Roll With Foles; Derwin James/Impact Injuries; Mailbag
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In this episode, John fires through a bunch of NFL headlines, including the Jags embarrassing week of cutting Leonard Fournette and trading Yanick Ngakoue, more evidence of Le'Veon Bell's decline, Mike McCarthy's paranoia on display in the recent Cowboys scrimmage without player names or numbers, more indecision from the B1G regarding playing a season, LSU wide receiver - and #1 WR prospect - Ja'Mar Chase deciding to skip the college season, the devastating loss of Derwin James and a rash of other impact injuries across the league, and why the Bears need to start Foles over Trubisky. He also answers listener questions in the Middlekauff Mailbag. Follow John on twitter @JohnMiddlekauff and go to theherdnow.com to find the latest content. Subscribe now! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Sep 01, 2020
NFL Avoids Game Boycotts; Boot Dan Snyder For Bezos; Jordan Love Struggles Don't Matter; Mailbag
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In this episode, John looks at the NFL getting yet another timing break by not having to confront the issue of players boycotting games in protest of police brutality during the season (yet), why he thinks Jeff Bezos will be the next Washington Football Team owner if Dan Snyder is forced to sell, and why he's not worried about reports of Jordan Love struggling early in Packers camp. He also answers listener questions in the Middlekauff Mailbag. Follow John on twitter @JohnMiddlekauff and go to theherdnow.com to find the latest content. Subscribe now! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Aug 28, 2020
NFL's Non-Bubble Works; Toxic Earl Thomas; Anti-Trey Lance Showcase; Jags Ngakoue Incompetence; Conference Winner Bets; Mailbag
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In this episode, John looks at why the NFL can work despite not being in a 'bubble', why Earl thomas has become more of a headache than he's worth, why he thinks North Dakota State top QB prospect Trey Lance should pass on a one game showcase, why the Jags handling of the Yannick Ngakoue situation is just the latest sign of their incompetence. He also gives his best bets for conference winners, and answers listener questions in the Middlekauff Mailbag. Follow John on twitter @JohnMiddlekauff and go to theherdnow.com to find the latest content. Subscribe now! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Aug 25, 2020
NFL's Camp Media Crackdown; Tempering Rookie Hype; Missing CFB Breakout Prospects; Gronk Born Again; Mailbag
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In this episode, John discusses the trend of NFL teams limiting media access during training camp, why rookie hype during limited training camp won't necessarily translate to Week 1, why the cancellation of college football will it harder than ever to scout next year's draft prospects, and why Gronk's year off has him rejuvenated for his first season in Tampa. He also answers listener questions in the Middlekauff Mailbag. Follow John on twitter @JohnMiddlekauff and go to theherdnow.com to find the latest content. Subscribe now! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Aug 21, 2020
Early Joe Judge Red Flags; Alex Smith Determination; D.K. Metcalf Breakout Star; Brady's Arians Adjustment; Mailbag
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In this episode, John dives into the beginning of training camp by looking at some early red flags from the beginning of Joe Judge's first Giants camp, why he's inspired by Alex Smith's determination to comeback from a near leg amputation, why he thinks D.K. Metcalf is about to breakout as a superstar wide receiver, and why he thinks Tom Brady will handle the adjustment of switching from Bill Belichick's to Bruce Arians coaching style. He also answers listener questions in the Middlekauff Mailbag. Follow John on twitter @JohnMiddlekauff and go to theherdnow.com to find the latest content. Subscribe now! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Aug 18, 2020
Kittle/Kelce Deserve Record TE Cash; Rams/Chargers Hard Knocks Takes; McDermott Deal; Seahawks Cut GF Smuggler; Mailbag
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In this episode, John explains why George Kittle and Travis Kelce are worth every penny of their record TE deals, gives his take on the debut episode of the Rams on HBO's Hard Knocks, Bills Head Coach Sean McDermott getting extended in Buffalo, and dives into Seattle cutting super smart rookie Kemah Siverand for trying to sneak a woman disguised as a player into the team hotel. He also answers listener questions in the Middlekauff Mailbag. Follow John on twitter @JohnMiddlekauff and go to theherdnow.com to find the latest content. Subscribe now! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Aug 14, 2020
CFB Wild West; SEC Wants It More; Adapting to Short NFL Camps; Bullish on Top Rookie QB's; Mailbag
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In this episode, John tries to make sense of the chaos and uncertainty facing the future of this college football season, why the SEC's unwavering support for a season shows they just want it more, why Matt Rhule will have an advantage running, how coaches will adapt to a short NFL training camp period, the lack of the usual hype leading into the season, and why rookie QB's can succeed despite stepping into unprecedented circumstances. He also answers listener questions in the Middlekauff Mailbag. Follow John on twitter @JohnMiddlekauff and go to theherdnow.com to find the latest content. Subscribe now! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Aug 11, 2020
2020 Elite Assistant Advantage; 1st CFB Top 25 Reaction; Gruden Fakes COVID; Carr Fed Up; 'Hollywood' Jacked; Headlines; Mailbag
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In this episode, John explains why he the Colts losing their offensive line coach Howard Mudd to a motorcycle accident is an absolutely massive blow to the Colts, why assistants and position coaches will be more important than ever in 2020, and reacts to the first college football Top 25 rankings. He also looks at Jon Gruden faking that he caught COVID, Derek Carr being fed up with criticism, 'Hollywood' Brown getting jacked, and other top headlines from the week. He also answers listener questions in the Middlekauff Mailbag. Follow John on twitter @JohnMiddlekauff and go to theherdnow.com to find the latest content. Subscribe now! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Aug 07, 2020
NFL Can Avoid MLB COVID Debacle; Rough Year For Rooks; TE Market Crushing Kittle; Pederson Catches COVID; Headlines; Mailbag
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In this episode, John explains why the NFL can avoid the outside the bubble outbreaks that have plagued the early part of MLB's restart, why 2020 is going to be a brutal for late round rookies and undrafted free agents breaking into the league, and why an unjust tight end pay scale will prevent George Kittle from getting paid his true value. He also looks at Eagles HC Doug Pederson testing positive for COVID, other top headlines. and answers listener questions in the Middlekauff Mailbag. Follow John on twitter @JohnMiddlekauff and go to theherdnow.com to find the latest content. Subscribe now! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Aug 04, 2020
Belichick's Time to Shine; NFL Stars Making NBA Money; NFL Top 100 and QB Tier List Takes; Headlines; Mailbag
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In this episode, John explains why he thinks Bill Belichick will shine in 2020 despite the adversity of Brady leaving, COVID, and player opt-outs, and why the days of NBA stars making exponentially more money than NFL players are over. He also gives his biggest takeaways from the NFL players' Top 100 list, Mike Sando's QB tier list, and answers listener questions in the Middlekauff Mailbag. Follow John on twitter @JohnMiddlekauff and go to theherdnow.com to find the latest content. Subscribe now! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Jul 31, 2020
Adams Trade: Respect Seattle's All-In Approach, Jets Kinda Overhyped Haul; Gase is Toast; Top Headlines; Mailbag
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In this episode, John breaks down both sides of the Jamal Adams trade, why he respects the Seahawks' all-in approach by making the deal, and why he thinks the Jets' haul sounds better than it actually is, why Adam Gase is dead man walking in New York, and why veteran locker room leadership will be more crucial than ever to control COVID. He also looks at some of the top headlines from around the league and answers listener questions in the Middlekauff Mailbag. Follow John on twitter @JohnMiddlekauff and go to theherdnow.com to find the latest content. Subscribe now! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Jul 28, 2020
'Washington Football Team' Could Be Worse; Training Camp Media Hype Machine Shelved; Mailbag
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In this episode, John explains why he's fine with Dan Snyder choosing Washington Football Team as a 2020 placeholder before choosing a permanent new nickname, and why there could be considerably less preseason buzz because of a lack of constant training camp media coverage fans love to consume. He also answers listener questions in the Middlekauff Mailbag. Follow John on twitter @JohnMiddlekauff and go to theherdnow.com to find the latest content. Subscribe now! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Jul 24, 2020
No Preseason Games Winners/Losers; Top 5 Teams Built To Handle Corona Camp; Mailbag
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In this episode, John examines the effects of the NFL eliminating preseason games, his top 5 teams that are built to overcome the 2020 corona camp, and answers listener questions in the Middlekauff Mailbag. Follow John on twitter @JohnMiddlekauff and go to theherdnow.com to find the latest content. Subscribe now! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Jul 21, 2020
Franchise Tag Takes; Dan Snyder's Total Train Wreck Franchise; Middlekauff Mailbag
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In this episode, John gives his thoughts on deals that got done under the deadline, the top players that got franchised, and the devastating Washington Post article depicting a chaotic, misogynistic dumpster fire that is Washington under Dan Snyder. He also answers listener questions in the Middlekauff Mailbag. Follow John on twitter @JohnMiddlekauff and go to theherdnow.com to find the latest content. Subscribe now! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Jul 17, 2020
W's Will Jumpstart Washington Re-Brand; Cowboys Just Not That Into Dak; Gamblers Deserve Corona Transparency; Mailbag
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In this episode, John explains why the threat of losing money ultimately pushed Dan Snyder across the finish line to change the Redskins nickname, why winning is the best solution to re-brand the team, why it seems like the Cowboys are fine letting Dak Prescott play this season under the franchise tag, and why gamblers deserve transparency on players infected with the coronavirus. He also answers listener questions in the Middlekauff Mailbag. Follow John on twitter @JohnMiddlekauff and go to theherdnow.com to find the latest content. Subscribe now! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Jul 14, 2020
NFL's Corona Revenue Hit; Can't Pay Raheem Mostert; DeSean Jackson Dumpster Fire; Mailbag
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In this episode, John looks at some of the biggest potential hits the NFL could take in the COVID impacted 2020 season, why the Niners don't need to pay Raheem Mostert, and his thoughts on the controversy created by DeSean Jackson's anti-semitic social media post. He also answers listener questions in the Middlekauff Mailbag. Follow John on twitter @JohnMiddlekauff and go to theherdnow.com to find the latest content. Subscribe now! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Jul 10, 2020
Top 3 Mahomes Mega Deal Takeaways; Unrealistic NFL COVID Protocols; Pac-12 in Shambles; Mailbag
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In this episode, John gives his 3 biggest takeaways to Patrick Mahomes signing a historic 10-year deal with the Chiefs, explains why the NFL's ever increasing COVID protocols are unrealistic for teams to follow completely, examines how the Pac-12 continues to lose ground against the other Power-5 conferences, and answers listener questions in the Middlekauff Mailbag. Follow John on twitter @JohnMiddlekauff and go to theherdnow.com to find the latest content. Subscribe now! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Jul 07, 2020
Super Size 4th of July Middlekauff Mailbag
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In this episode, John takes you into the holiday weekend by answering listener questions in a gigantic 4th of July edition of the Middlekauff Mailbag. Follow John on twitter @JohnMiddlekauff and go to theherdnow.com to find the latest content. Subscribe now! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Jul 03, 2020
Cam Signing: Classic Belichick, Give Cam Credit, Potential Biggest Losers; Raiders Empty Stadium Anxiety; Mailbag
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In this episode, Middlekauff on why everything about the Cam Newton signing is classic Bill Belichick, why Cam deserves credit for signing a 'prove it' deal with the Patriots, and which teams could look the worst if Newton bounces back. He also explains why having no fans will hit the Raiders harder than most organizations, and answers listener questions in the Middlekauff Mailbag. Follow John on twitter @JohnMiddlekauff and go to theherdnow.com to find the latest content. Subscribe now! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Jun 30, 2020
Don't Workout Shame Brady; HOF Game Cancelled, Preseason Next; Gase Disaster Deepens; Mailbag
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In this episode, Middlekauff thinks Tom Brady is getting unfairly bashed for continuing his workouts despite the players' union policy request to stop, looks at some of the top headlines from today, including the no-brainer decision to cancel the Hall of Fame Game, and why Adam Gase continues to be a disaster. He also answers listener questions in the Middlekauff Mailbag. Follow John on twitter @JohnMiddlekauff and go to theherdnow.com to find the latest content. Subscribe now! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Jun 26, 2020
Leave Dak Tagged For 2020; CFB Corona Spikes; Top 5 NFL Sophomore Breakout Players; Mailbag
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In this episode, Middlekauff explains why the Cowboys should let Dak Prescott play 2020 under the franchise tag before marrying him long-term to Mike McCarthy, his take on the recent spike in coronavirus positive tests at certain programs, gives his Top 5 NFL 2nd year breakout players in 2020, and answers listener questions in the Middlekauff Mailbag. Follow John on twitter @JohnMiddlekauff and go to theherdnow.com to find the latest content. Subscribe now! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Jun 23, 2020
Shanahan Big Contract Pressure; 2020 Scouting/Front Office Craziness; Jamal Adams Demands; Deebo's Foot; Fauci Downer
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In this episode, Middlekauff thinks Kyle Shanahan needs to put together a string of consistent winning seasons to prove he's the next all-time great NFL coach. He also breaks down some of the unique challenges NFL scouts and front offices will face in the 2020 season, looks at the headlines from around the league - including Deebo Samuel's broken foot - and answers listener questions in the Middlekauff Mailbag. Follow John on twitter @JohnMiddlekauff and go to theherdnow.com to find the latest content. Subscribe now! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Jun 19, 2020
Zeke Gets Corona, Media Season Negativity; Clowney's Delusional; Crucial Quarantine Workouts; Gundy Escapes Cancellation; Mailbag
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In this episode, Middlekauff gives his take on Ezekiel Elliott testing positive for coronavirus, Kyle Shanahan's contract extension with the Niners, Jadeveon Clowney overestimating his market, why the teams that make the maximize their quarantine workouts will have a huge advantage when training camp starts. He also looks at some of the top headlines, including Oklahoma State Head Coach Mike Gundy escaping with his job after getting called out by his star running back, and answers listener questions in a massive Middlekauff Mailbag. Follow John on twitter @JohnMiddlekauff and go to theherdnow.com to find the latest content. Subscribe now! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Jun 16, 2020
Reggie Bush's Punishment Never Fit The Crime; Massive Middlekauff Mailbag
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In this episode, Middlekauff explains why Reggie Bush's punishment never fit the crime, and why he shouldn't have ever had to step away from the program. He also answers listener questions in a massive Middlekauff Mailbag.Follow John on twitter @JohnMiddlekauff and go to theherdnow.com to find the latest content. Subscribe now! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Jun 12, 2020
NFL vs. Trump; Training Camp Corona Protocols; Dalvin Cook Holdout; Dabo, Iowa Heat; Mailbag
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In this episode, Middlekauff looks at Roger Goodell siding with NFL players, what it means in the re-escalated fight with Donald Trump, and how the recently released league training camp protocols will drastically change how training camps will be executed. He also discusses the pushback Dabo Swinney and Iowa football are receiving for not being sensitive to the protests, and Dalvin Cook's holdout threat, and other headlines, and answers listener questions in Middlekauff's Mailbag. Follow John on twitter @JohnMiddlekauff and go to theherdnow.com to find the latest content. Subscribe now! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Jun 09, 2020
Teammates Throw Brees a Lifeline; Team Facility Training Camps; Kuechly's GM Track; Headlines; Mailbag
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In this episode, Middlekauff looks at the massive backlash against Drew Brees for his comments about kneeling for the national anthem, why he should have read the room in this moment of national protest, and his teammates throwing him a lifeline by accepting his apology. He also discusses the NFL's decision to have teams hold training camps at team facilities, looks at some of the non-Drew Brees related headlines, and answers listener questions in Middlekauff's Mailbag. Follow John on twitter @JohnMiddlekauff and go to theherdnow.com to find the latest content. Subscribe now! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Jun 05, 2020
Thoughts On Protests; Ruggs' Mystery Injury; Kittle's Value; JT Daniels' Georgia Future; Mailbag
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In this episode, Middlekauff gives his thoughts on the nationwide protests of the murder of George Floyd, and differentiating between sincere protesters and looters. He also dives into some football headlines, including news of Henry Ruggs sustaining an unspecified injury, George Kittle fighting for more than tight end money, and if former star USC recruit JT Daniels can finally live up to his potential at Georgia, and answers listener questions in Middlekauff's Mailbag. Follow John on twitter @JohnMiddlekauff and go to theherdnow.com to find the latest content. Subscribe now! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Jun 02, 2020
NFL Feeding Off MLB, NBA Uncertainty; Top 5 Offseason Moves; Clowney Turns Down Brownies; Headlines; Mailbag
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In this episode, Middlekauff looks at how the NBA and MLB uncertainty about getting back on the field will feed the NFL monster, gives his top 5 offseason moves, and looks at Jadeveon Clowney turning down the Browns and other top stories from around the league. He also answers listener questions in an XL edition of the Middlekauff Mailbag. Follow John on twitter @JohnMiddlekauff and go to theherdnow.com to find the latest content. Subscribe now! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
May 29, 2020
Introducing The No-Sports Report with Jensen Karp
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What happens when there is no more "gametime"? How do we live in a world without sports? What do we do when the athletes we idolize are sidelined to the couch just like us? THE NO-SPORTS REPORT, hosted by writer, rapper, and producer Jensen Karp, is a call-in podcast featuring "fireside" phone chats with the best athletes, coaches, commentators, and legends from the sports world who, just like their fans, are desperately missing the games they love. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
May 26, 2020
'The Match' Reaction; New Brady/Manning Perspective; Tiger's Greatness; XL Middlekauff Mailbag
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In this episode, Middlekauff reacts to The Match II, explains why it was such compelling TV, the authenticity of Brady and Manning being completely out of their element, and why he thinks Tiger looks ready to roll once the tour gets started. He also answers listener questions in an XL edition of the Middlekauff Mailbag. Follow John on twitter @JohnMiddlekauff and go to theherdnow.com to find the latest content. Subscribe now! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
May 26, 2020
Saints Actions On Taysom Hill Louder Than Words; Middlekauff's Elite 8 NFL Rankings (Top 4 NFC/AFC); Mailbag
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In this episode, Middlekauff explains why the Saints actions on Taysom Hill say they don't believe in him as a starter, and debuts his top four AFC and NFC teams with his Elite 8 rankings. He also answers questions in the Middlekauff Mailbag. Follow John on twitter @JohnMiddlekauff and go to theherdnow.com to find the latest content. Subscribe now! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
May 22, 2020
Big NFL Season Optimism; Bad Arrest Headlines; Rooney Rule Flaws; Mailbag
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In this episode, Middlekauff thinks there's more momentum that an NFL season is going to happen than at anytime since the beginning of the Corona quarantine, why a week with several high profile arrests is a product of the lack of OTA's, and why new proposed changes to the Rooney Rule won't produce more minority head coaches. He also answers questions in the Middlekauff Mailbag. Follow John on twitter @JohnMiddlekauff and go to theherdnow.com to find the latest content. Subscribe now! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
May 19, 2020
NFL's Developing L.A. Disaster; 5 Young Players To Watch In 2020; Corona Player Waivers; Headlines; Mailbag
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In this episode, Middlekauff explains why the NFL's L.A. problem is becoming a full blown disaster for the league with the prospect of California being closed for the NFL season, gives his top 5 young players to watch in 2020, and looks at headlines from around the league. He also answers questions in the Middlekauff Mailbag. Follow John on twitter @JohnMiddlekauff and go to theherdnow.com to find the latest content. Subscribe now! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
May 15, 2020
NFL Crushing MLB, NBA During Corona; Bad MNF Booth Obit; Top 5 Football 'Last Dance' Doc Ideas; Mailbag
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In this episode, Middlekauff explains why the NFL will avoid most of the major financial devastation that the NBA and MLB are facing, who's to blame for the failed post-Gruden Monday Night Football broadcast booth, and gives his 5 football documentaries worthy of a Last Dance length documentary. He also answers questions in the Middlekauff Mailbag. Follow John on twitter @JohnMiddlekauff and go to theherdnow.com to find the latest content. Subscribe now! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
May 12, 2020
NFL Schedule Release Takes; NFL Coming For NBA X-Mas; Earl Thomas Goes 'Playmakers'; Shady Favre Speech Cash
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In this episode, Middlekauff gives his first impressions of the newly released NFL Schedule, his favorite matchups; expectations, why the NFL is going to be aggressive trying to own what has traditionally been NBA's Christmas Day, the recent Earl Thomas wife drama, and Brett Favre getting money for speeches he never gave. He also answers questions in the Middlekauff Mailbag. Follow John on twitter @JohnMiddlekauff and go to theherdnow.com to find the latest content. Subscribe now! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
May 08, 2020
NFL Full Speed Ahead; 2017 Draft 5th Year Option Busts; Andy Dalton's Value; Mailbag
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In this episode, Middlekauff looks at the NFL releasing its schedule, despite the uncertainty of the coming months facing the COVID-19 pandemic, the high number of 2017 1st rounders that had 5th year options declined, Andy Dalton's value to the Cowboys, other headlines from around the league, and answers questions in the Middlekauff Mailbag. Follow John on twitter @JohnMiddlekauff and go to theherdnow.com to find the latest content. Subscribe now! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
May 05, 2020
SEC Total Draft Dominance; 5th Year Options Define Draft Classes; Cam Stranded; Foles Coming For Trubisky; Post-Draft Mailbag
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In this episode, Middlekauff puts the SEC's total dominance in the Draft into perspective, why it will only continue to separate, and why declining or exercising the 5th-year option is ultimate judge of a team's draft class. He also looks at Cam Newton's future is more uncertain ever as teams fill QB slots, and why it's only a matter of time before Nick Foles starts over Mitchell Trubisky, and answers questions in the Middlekauff Mailbag. Follow John on twitter @JohnMiddlekauff and go to theherdnow.com to find the latest content. Subscribe now! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
May 01, 2020
Defending Love, Hurts Picks; Make Dak Prove It; Niners' Trent Williams Home Run; Buying Jameis/Saints; Draft Reaction; Mailbag
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In this episode, Middlekauff explain why he agrees with the Packers and Eagles taking Jordan Love and Jalen Hurts as a backups for Aaron Rodgers and Carson Wentz, why the Cowboys should make Dak Prescott prove he can win with a stacked roster - now featuring CeeDee Lamb - this season before giving him a long-term extension, and why the Niners and Kyle Shanahan won big by waiting to replace Joe Staley with Trent Williams instead of using their first round pick. He also gives some draft winners and losers and answers questions in the Middlekauff Mailbag. Follow John on twitter @JohnMiddlekauff and go to theherdnow.com to find the latest content. Subscribe now! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Apr 28, 2020
Rodgers' New Green Bay Reality; NFL Draft Rounds 1-3 Reaction; Biggest Winners/Losers
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In this episode, Middlekauff reacts to the Packers picking Jordan Love in the first round, and why it sends a message to Aaron Rodgers that the new regime isn't beholden to him like Mike McCarthy and former GM Ted Thompson. He also goes around the league with reaction to rounds 1-3 of the Draft, and his biggest winners/losers. Follow John on twitter @JohnMiddlekauff and go to theherdnow.com to find the latest content. Subscribe now! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Apr 25, 2020
Drafting MJ-like Intangibles; How Far Will Tua Fall?; Jags Are A Joke; Headlines; Mailbag
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In this episode, Middlekauff looks at the importance of drafting prospects with elite intangibles like those that separated Michael Jordan from the rest of the NBA, why he thinks Jags Exec Tony Khan tweeting at disgruntled pass rusher Yannick Ngakoue is low level, looks at top headlines from around the league, and answers listener questions in Middlekauff's Mailbag. Follow John on twitter @JohnMiddlekauff and go to theherdnow.com to find the latest content. Subscribe now! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Apr 21, 2020
GM Zoom Draft Exam; OBJ/Vikings Makes No Sense; Player Comp Overkill; Dak Should Holdout; Headlines; Listener Draft Q's
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In this episode, Middlekauff discusses the x-factor of GM's adapting to the using Zoom to conduct the draft, and why draft tech is a natural extension of the evolution of scouting technology. He also explains why Odell Beckham to the Vikings rumors don't make sense, why Dak should hold out, player comp overkill, and answers listener questions in Middlekauff's Mailbag. Follow John on twitter @JohnMiddlekauff and go to theherdnow.com to find the latest content. Subscribe now! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Apr 17, 2020
Maximizing Draft Value; Top 5 2020 Draft GM Jobs; McCaffrey Money; XFL Toast; Headlines; Mailbag
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In this episode, Middlekauff discusses the art of GM's determining draft value, his top 5 GM jobs heading into the 2020 draft, why he thinks Christian McCaffrey is worth the money in his massive new deal, why he's not sold on Drew Brees as an announcer, the abrupt end of the XFL, and other headlines from around the league. He also answers listener questions in Middlekauff's Mailbag. Follow John on twitter @JohnMiddlekauff and go to theherdnow.com to find the latest content. Subscribe now! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Apr 14, 2020
Talkative Tom; Legit Tua Concerns; Another Bad Bill O'Brien Trade; Draft Hack Paranoia; Headlines; Mailbag
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In this episode, Middlekauff discusses Tom Brady's extended interview with Howard Stern, if he'll continue to be more talkative during the season, the debate heating up around Tua's medicals heading into the draft, and why John has some serious questions about his NFL potential aside from the injury questions. He also looks at Bill O'Brien's latest head scratching trade, and answers listener questions in Middlekauff's Mailbag. Follow John on twitter @JohnMiddlekauff and go to theherdnow.com to find the latest content. Subscribe now! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Apr 10, 2020
'Virtual Draft' Thoughts; Free Agency and Draft Quarantine Risers/Fallers; Mailbag
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In this episode, Middlekauff looks at Roger Goodell's virtual NFL Draft rules, how teams will manage it, how trades could be impacted, and the biggest NFL Draft and free agency risers and fallers due to the Corona quarantine eliminating pro days, workouts, and medical evaluations. He also answers listener questions in Middlekauff's Mailbag. Follow John on twitter @JohnMiddlekauff and go to theherdnow.com to find the latest content. Subscribe now! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Apr 07, 2020
Hard Times; Aldon Smith Risk/Reward; Exec Free Agency Takes; Tua Medicals; Headlines; Mailbag
3229
In this episode, Middlekauff discusses the dark reality of the massive job losses and far reaching impact of the coronavirus pandemic, the huge risk/reward with the Cowboys signing former Pro Bowl pass rusher Aldon Smith, and the most revealing GM comments on free agency from Mike Sando's (The Athletic) recent article. He also looks at the top headlines from around the league and answers listener questions in Middlekauff's Mailbag. Follow John on twitter @JohnMiddlekauff and go to theherdnow.com to find the latest content. Subscribe now! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Apr 03, 2020
Coronavirus Draft Obstacles/Opportunity; Brady/Tampa Tinder Dating; Mini Mock; Mailbag
3280
In this episode, Middlekauff explains why NFL GM's complaining through the media should just shut up and get ready, why Tampa is a short term rebound relationship for Tom Brady after a long marriage to New England, and recaps today's biggest headlines. He also mocks the first half of the first round of the draft and answers listener questions in Middlekauff's Mailbag. Follow John on twitter @JohnMiddlekauff and go to theherdnow.com to find the latest content. Subscribe now! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Mar 31, 2020
Peyton's MNF Stiff Arm; Cam Deserved Better From Carolina; Rhule Red Flags; XXL Mailbag
3403
In this episode, Middlekauff explains why Peyton Manning would have been a guaranteed superstar MNF analyst, why his passing on the gig looks like he wants to run a team, why he has questions Matt Rhule's readiness in Carolina based on how they handled the release of Cam Newton and some other early decisions. He also answers listener questions in Middlekauff's Mailbag. Follow John on twitter @JohnMiddlekauff and go to theherdnow.com to find the latest content. Subscribe now! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Mar 27, 2020
Belichick/Brady New Outlook; Offseason Innovation Race; Cut Cam; Headlines; Signings; Mailbag
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In this episode, Middlekauff checks in from quarantine to look at why Belichick and Brady divorce won't negatively impact either of their legacies, their race against each other to reach another Super Bowl, and the organizational obstacles that teams will have to overcome if OTA's are cancelled. He also looks at some recent deals, headlines, signings and answers listener questions in Middlekauff's Mailbag. Follow John on twitter @JohnMiddlekauff and go to theherdnow.com to find the latest content. Subscribe now! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Mar 24, 2020
NFL's Brady/Belichick Void; Philly vs. Dallas Deals; Gurley Cut; Cam Limbo; Headlines; Mailbag
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In this episode, Middlekauff dives into Brady's decision to leave Belichick for the Bucs, the void that's left for the NFL now that they've split, why Philly's smarter approach to contracts gives them the long-term advantage over Dallas in the NFC East, his thoughts on the Rams moving on from Todd Gurley, Cam Newton being left in limbo in Carolina. He also runs down other headlines and transactions from around the league, and answers listener questions in Middlekauff's Mailbag. Follow John on twitter @JohnMiddlekauff and go to theherdnow.com to find the latest content. Subscribe now! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Mar 20, 2020
Free Agency Timing; Hopkins vs. Diggs Trades; Bill O GM Malpractice; Full Trade/Signing Rundown; Mailbag
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In this episode, Middlekauff thinks the NFL's free agency period feels off in the midst of the unprecedented Coronavirus impact, and why the NFL continuing with free agency in the midst of the panic feels weird. He also runs down Bill O'Brien's GM malpractice with the DeAndre Hopkins trade, his take on the Stefon Diggs, DeForest Buckner trades, other signings on an insanely active off season day 1. He also discusses how the Coronavirus impacts QB's changing teams, why 2020 will make or break Baker Mayfield, and answers listener questions in Middlekauff's Mailbag. Follow John on twitter @JohnMiddlekauff and go to theherdnow.com to find the latest content. Subscribe now! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Mar 17, 2020
Coronavirus Impact On NFL Draft and Free Agency
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In this episode, Middlekauff discusses the massive societal impact of Covid-19 Coronavirus, how it will impact the NFL Draft and free agency, why pushing everything back is the right move, how pro day cancellations will affect draft evaluations, and why this disruption will further separate the well run franchises from the bad ones. He also answers listener questions in Middlekauff's Mailbag. Follow John on twitter @JohnMiddlekauff and go to theherdnow.com to find the latest content. Subscribe now! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Mar 13, 2020
CBA Latest; XFL Crossover Potential; Free Agent vs. Draft WR's; Dak's Price; Tua Stock; Mailbag
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In this episode, Middlekauff discusses the latest developments in the Owners/NFLPA CBA negotiations, if the NFL can use some of the XFL's unique broadcast innovations to enhance their TV product, the pros and cons of paying a free agent wide receiver or drafting one in an absurdly deep draft class, and looks at some of the biggest headlines from around the league, including Dak's price tag and Tua's draft stock. He also answers listener questions in Middlekauff's Mailbag. Follow John on twitter @JohnMiddlekauff and go to theherdnow.com to find the latest content. Subscribe now! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Mar 10, 2020
Picks vs. Proven Players; Jordan Love Hype; Guest: Eagles Exec. VP/GM Howie Roseman talks 2019 adversity, team building
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In this episode, Middlekauff looks at the advantages and disadvantages of trading picks for proven players, the hype building around Utah St. QB Jordan Love as the draft approaches, and talks with Eagles Exec. VP and GM Howie Roseman about 2019 adversity, the combine and team building. He also answers listener questions in Middlekauff's Mailbag. Follow John on twitter @JohnMiddlekauff and go to theherdnow.com to find the latest content. Subscribe now! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Mar 06, 2020
Brady's "Decision" Drama; Free Agency; Combine Winners; Guest: Chiefs HC Andy Reid Talks SB Comeback, Repeating, Draft
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In this episode, Middlekauff thinks Tom Brady not tipping his hand regarding his free agency decision has added anticipation reminiscent of LeBron's "Decision" to join the Heat, warns of the dangers of overpaying in free agency, and looks at the biggest winners from the combine., This week's guest is Super Bowl winning head coach Andy Reid, who looks back at his team's clutch comeback to win his first championship, motivating his troops to repeat, and his approach to this year's draft. He also answers listener questions in Middlekauff's Mailbag. Follow John on twitter @JohnMiddlekauff and go to theherdnow.com to find the latest content. Subscribe now! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Mar 03, 2020
Bills HC Sean McDermott Talks Allen, Building on Success; Bears HC Matt Nagy On Trubisky Questions, Draft
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In this episode, Middlekauff is on the ground with the latest buzz from Indy, heading into the weekend workouts. He also sits down with Bills Head Coach Sean McDermott to discuss how he plans to build on his team's success, and the growth of Josh Allen. Bears Head Coach Matt Nagy also joins the pod to look back at 2019 disappointments, what he expects from Mitchell Trubisky going forward, draft needs, his philosophy and how he plans to bounce back in 2020. He also answers listener questions in Middlekauff's Mailbag. Follow John on twitter @JohnMiddlekauff and go to theherdnow.com to find the latest content. Subscribe now! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Feb 28, 2020
Combine Behind The Scenes; Burrow/Cincy Answers; Herbert/Love Wild Card; Free Agency Dominoes; Mailbag
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In this episode, Middlekauff is live in Indy at the NFL Combine and gives a behind the scenes look at the crucial league business that gets done at the combine, the importance of medical evaluation, the inevitable questions Joe Burrow will face about his willingness to play for the Bengals, Tua's health questions, and why Justin Herbert and Jordan Love are the biggest wild cards of this year's draft class. He also looks at which way the biggest free agency dominoes might fall, and answers listener questions in Middlekauff's Mailbag. Follow John on twitter @JohnMiddlekauff and go to theherdnow.com to find the latest content. Subscribe now! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Feb 25, 2020
Players Picking Wrong CBA Fight; Landry Injury; Carr Trade Rumors; Diggs Drama; Olsen Signing; Mailbag
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In this episode, Middlekauff breaks down the issues at the heart of the upcoming CBA negotiations, including the 17-game season, why the players are picking the wrong fights in the negotiation, looks at some of the top headlines from the week, and answers listener questions in Middlekauff's Mailbag. Follow John on twitter @JohnMiddlekauff and go to theherdnow.com to find the latest content. Subscribe now! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Feb 21, 2020
Pro Bowl Can't Match NBA ASG; Burrow, Tua, Herbert Negatives; Weekend Headlines; Mailbag
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In this episode, Middlekauff explains why the Pro Bowl can never be as compelling as the NBA All-Star Game, looks at pros and cons on Burrow, Tua and Herbert, and looks at the top weekend headlines from around the NFL. He also answers listener questions in Middlekauff's Mailbag. Follow John on twitter @JohnMiddlekauff and go to theherdnow.com to find the latest content. Subscribe now! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Feb 18, 2020
Mel Tucker Money Grab; Pac-12 Can't Hang; Player Eval vs. Development; Stafford's Dead Cap Trade Killer
3083
In this episode, Middlekauff gives his thoughts on Mel Tucker jumping ship from Colorado to Michigan State, why it's just another example of the Pac-12 being a "Power 5" conference in name only, why he agrees with former Texans GM Rick Smith that NFL teams should be spending more resources developing draft prospects instead of just evaluating them, and why the dead cap hit for a vet QB like Matt Stafford - and other big names - will prevent teams from trading them. He also answers listener questions in Middlekauff's Mailbag. Follow John on twitter @JohnMiddlekauff and go to theherdnow.com to find the latest content. Subscribe now! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Feb 14, 2020
Brady/Dallas Fantasy Football; Philip Rivers Future; XFL Advantages; The (Salary Cap) Purge; Mailbag
3761
In this episode, Middlekauff discusses if the Cowboys could realistically be in play for Tom Brady if he decides to leave New England, if Philip Rivers has a future as an NFL starter, why the XFL has a chance to succeed where other spring football leagues have failed, and how the the NFL's annual salary cap purge of known players continually makes it the most interesting pro sports league. He also answers listener questions in Middlekauff's Mailbag. Follow John on twitter @JohnMiddlekauff and go to theherdnow.com to find the latest content. Subscribe now! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Feb 11, 2020
Brady Decision Factors; CBA Showdown; Browns Ivy League Makeover; 2019 Season Inventory; Mailbag
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In this episode, Middlekauff on the why changing teams doesn't make sense for Tom Brady, the biggest sticking points in the upcoming CBA negotiation between the NFL and players, why the Browns new Ivy league brain trust isn't guaranteed to produce on-field results, and takes inventory on what we learned from the 2019 season. He also answers listener questions in Middlekauff's Mailbag. Follow John on twitter @JohnMiddlekauff and go to theherdnow.com to find the latest content. Subscribe now! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Feb 07, 2020
Andy Reid, SB Champ; Shanahan Pile On; Clutch Mahomes; Brady/Raiders Rumors; Headlines; Mailbag
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In this episode, Middlekauff loos at Andy Reid finally getting to the top of the mountain and winning his first Super Bowl, why he doesn't think Kyle Shanahan deserves to be labeled a choker for coughing up another 4th quarter Super Bowl lead, why Mahomes winning the Super Bowl on a bad night, Tom Brady to the Raiders rumors and other headlines from around the league. He also answers listener questions in Middlekauff's Mailbag. Follow John on twitter @JohnMiddlekauff and go to theherdnow.com to find the latest content. Subscribe now! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Feb 04, 2020
SF/K.C. Lack of Ego; Chiefs GM Brett Veach Talks Niners, Reid Relationship; Picking Mahomes; 24-0 Texans Comeback
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In this episode, Middlekauff is in Miami and sits down with Kansas City Chiefs GM Brett Veach. They discuss his relationship with Andy Reid, GM pressure, his thoughts after falling behind 24-0 to the Texans, the impact of the Honey Badger on the defense, when he was sold on Mahomes, what he sees with San Francisco, and why he's impressed by Jimmy Garoppolo. He also answers listener questions in Middlekauff's Mailbag. Follow John on twitter @JohnMiddlekauff and go to theherdnow.com to find the latest content. Subscribe now! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Jan 31, 2020
Introducing: The Greatest
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The Greatest is a podcast that takes every sports fan’s favorite pastime of discussing, debating, or even all out arguing, who or what are the best of anything relating to sports. From players, teams, games, seasons to even movies (It’s “White Men Can’t Jump” obvi), hosts Megan Gailey and C.J. Toledano, both die-hard sports fans and more importantly married to each other, will cover it all. It’s like if the hosts of Pardon The Interruption also had to raise children together. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Jan 29, 2020
Chiefs/Niners Juice; 49'ers Play-By-Play Announcer Greg Papa Talks In-Depth SF/KC Matchups, Super Bowl Stories
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In this episode, Middlekauff is down in Miami and talks about the vibe on the ground and why this Super Bowl feels like a premium showcase for the NFL. He's joined by Niners announcer, Bay Area broadcast legend, Greg Papa to preview Chiefs/Niners, discuss key matchups and shares some incredible stories from past Super Bowls. Follow John on twitter @JohnMiddlekauff and go to theherdnow.com to find the latest content. Subscribe now! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Jan 29, 2020
KOBE; Super Bowl Week; Justin Herbert Draft Stock; Mailbag
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In this episode, Middlekauff steps away from football to remember Kobe Bryant after his tragic passing, looks at his top storylines for Super Bowl week, the rising draft stock of Oregon QB Justin Herbert, and answers listener questions in Middlekauff's Mailbag. Follow John on twitter @JohnMiddlekauff and go to theherdnow.com to find the latest content. Subscribe now! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Jan 27, 2020
Reid vs. Shanahan Matchup; Moves That Shaped Super Bowl LIV; Middlekauff's Offseason QB Carousel; Mailbag
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In this episode, Middlekauff looks at the powerhouse Andy Reid vs. Kyle Shanahan Super Bowl coaching matchup, the moves that shaped the Chiefs/Niners Super Bowl; how he sees an offseason of potential QB movement playing out, and answers listener questions in Middlekauff's Mailbag. Follow John on twitter @JohnMiddlekauff and go to theherdnow.com to find the latest content. Subscribe now! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Jan 24, 2020
Andy Delivers; Mahomes' League Now; Shanahan's Earned Rep; Around The League; Mailbag
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In this episode, Middlekauff looks at Andy Reid finally getting back to the Super Bowl after a string of championship game disappointments, why Patrick Mahomes is so unique compared to all other NFL QB's, why Kyle Shanahan earned his way to becoming one of the top coaches in the NFL despite having famous coaching dad, and gives his take on headlines from around the league. He also answers listener questions in Middlekauff's Mailbag. Follow John on twitter @JohnMiddlekauff and go to theherdnow.com to find the latest content. Subscribe now! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Jan 21, 2020
Nomad Coaching Life; Joe Brady Express; Reid/Rodgers Pressure; AFC/NFC Championship Previews ATS; Mailbag
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In this episode, Middlekauff explains why football coaches are the ultimate nomads of professional sports coaches, looks at the meteoric rise of Panthers coordinator Joe Brady, why he could be a head coaching candidate next year if he stays hot, looks at the pressure on Andy Reid and Aaron Rodgers on championship weekend, and previews the AFC and NFC Championship games. He also answers listener questions in Middlekauff's Mailbag. Follow John on twitter @JohnMiddlekauff and go to theherdnow.com to find the latest content. Subscribe now! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Jan 17, 2020
Burrow/Eddy O Immortality; Lawrence Dud; Mahomes Avalanche; Niner Tough; Vrabel Is Parcells 2.0; Quick Hits
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In this episode, Middlekauff gives his takeaways from LSU's national championship game win over Clemson, Joe Burrow's case for the greatest CFB year ever, Eddy O's Louisiana immortality, and Trevor Lawrence not rising to the moment. He also explains why Patrick Mahomes is already an all-time great, looks at the Niners physical dominance in beating down the Vikings, why he Mike Vrabel is Parcells 2.0, looks at the Kevin Stefanski hire in Cleveland, and other headlines from around the league. He also answers listener questions in Middlekauff's Mailbag. Follow John on twitter @JohnMiddlekauff and go to theherdnow.com to find the latest content. Subscribe now! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Jan 14, 2020
Crazy NFL Coordinator Money; Joe Judge/Matt Rhule Hirings; Rooney Rule Fail; Divisional Round Previews; Mailbag
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In this episode, Middlekauff looks at the insane amount of money being paid to NFL assistants, why it reflects the NFL's booming business, gives his take on the hirings of Matt Rhule in Carolina and Joe Judge with the Giants, He also previews the divisional round games and answers listener questions in Middlekauff's Mailbag. Follow John on twitter @JohnMiddlekauff and go to theherdnow.com to find the latest content. Subscribe now! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Jan 10, 2020
McCarthy/Dallas Makes Sense; Post-Pats Dynasty NFL; Wild Card Takes; Stacked Playoff QB Field; Top Headlines
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In this episode, Middlekauff breaks down the Cowboys moving quickly to hire Mike McCarthy after stalling on Jason Garrett's firing, why he likes the move for Dallas, why the end of the Patriots' dynasty will be difficult to replace from an interest standpoint, his take on the weekend Wild Card games, and why the stacked QB playoff field shows teams without true franchise QB's are wasting time. He also discusses some of the hottest NFL headlines and answers listener questions in Middlekauff's Mailbag. Follow John on twitter @JohnMiddlekauff and go to theherdnow.com to find the latest content. Subscribe now! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Jan 07, 2020
Urban to Dallas Risk/Reward; SEC's Just Better; Wild Card Preview; Mailbag
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In this episode, Middlekauff discusses the possibility of Urban Meyer to Dallas, the risks involved for both sides, and why SEC haters look ridiculous arguing it's not the #1 conference. He also previews this weekend's Wild Card games and answers listener questions in Middlekauff's Mailbag. Follow John on twitter @JohnMiddlekauff and go to theherdnow.com to find the latest content. Subscribe now! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Jan 03, 2020
NFL Coaching Carousel; Playoff Team Quick Takes; Burrow's G.O.A.T. Season; Top League Headlines; Mailbag
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In this episode, Middlekauff looks at the NFL coaching casualties, why massive league money has made teams less patient with coaches, his take on each playoff team as they head into the postseason, why Joe Burrow winning a national championship could make his year the greatest college football season ever. He also runs down the top headlines from around the league and answers listener questions in Middlekauff's Mailbag. Follow John on twitter @JohnMiddlekauff and go to theherdnow.com to find the latest content. Subscribe now! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Dec 31, 2019
Niners/Seahawks Game of the Week; Beast Mode Hype; Full Week 17 Preview; Mailbag
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In this episode, Middlekauff looks ahead to the Niners/Seahawks game of the week that will decide the NFC West, the hype surrounding Marshawn Lynch's return, and why this is Kyle Shanahan's moment to shine. He also previews the week 17 slate of games and answers listener questions in Middlekauff's Mailbag. Follow John on twitter @JohnMiddlekauff and go to theherdnow.com to find the latest content. Subscribe now! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Dec 27, 2019
Cousins Can't; Pats' Survival Instinct; Niners' Chemistry; Cowboys Face Reality; Baker's Broken; Michael Thomas Dominance; Week 16 Recap
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In this episode, Middlekauff reacts to the Packers MNF win over the Vikings, Kirk Cousins continued awfulness in big games; the Packers dominant defensive performance, why even a down New England is still a playoff threat, why the Cowboys are paying the price for not moving on from Jason Garrett last year. He also gives his biggest takeaways from a packed Week 16. Follow John on twitter @JohnMiddlekauff and go to theherdnow.com to find the latest content. Subscribe now! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Dec 24, 2019
Coughlin Had To Go; Dabo/Clemson Is Carroll/USC 2.0; Full Week 16 Preview ATS; Mailbag
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In this episode, Middlekauff discusses the firing of Tom Coughlin for over-fining players, why the Jags had to let him go, why Dabo Swinney building Clemson into a recruiting juggernaut is reminiscent of Pete Carroll's run at USC, He also previews all the Week 16 games and answers listener questions in the Middlekauff Mailbag. Follow John on twitter @JohnMiddlekauff and go to theherdnow.com to find the latest content. Subscribe now! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Dec 20, 2019
Brees All-Time Rank; Seattle/GB #1 Seed Battle; Bad Ownership; Eagles/Cowboys Showdown; AFC Playoff Picture; Weekend Thoughts
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In this episode, Middlekauff discusses the prolonged excellence of Dew Brees, where he would rank all-time with another Super Bowl, why he doesn't buy that the Seahawks and Packers are the top teams in the NFC despite currently being the top two seeds, the insurmountable curse of bad ownership, and the upcoming massive Eagles/Cowboys NFC East matchup. He also gives his takeaways from Week 15 and answers listener questions in the Middlekauff Mailbag. Follow John on twitter @JohnMiddlekauff and go to theherdnow.com to find the latest content. Subscribe now! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Dec 17, 2019
Lamar Locks Up MVP; MLB vs. NFL $; Heisman NFL Hit or Miss; Week 15 Preview; Mailbag
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In this episode, Middlekauff thinks Lamar Jackson officially locked up the MVP with ANOTHER 5 TD performance in a TNF win over the Jets, the difference between MLB and NFL money, and the hit or miss NFL crapshoot for Heisman trophy winners. He also previews the full slate of Week 15 games and answers listener questions in Middlekauff's Mailbag. Follow John on twitter @JohnMiddlekauff and go to theherdnow.com to find the latest content. Subscribe now! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Dec 13, 2019
Eagles Comeback; Eli's Return; Niners/Saints Instant Classic; Chiefs/Pats; Lamar vs. Allen; Baker, Be Quiet; CFB Playoff, Week 14 Recap
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In this episode, Middlekauff reacts to the Eagles MNF comeback to spoil Eli Manning's return, the Niners/Saints game of the year, what to make of the Chiefs win over the Pats in Foxboro, Lamar Jackson beating Josh Allen in a showdown of young QB's, and Baker Mayfield popping off about the Browns' training staff. He also reacts to the College Playoff Final Four, NFL Week 14, and answers listener questions in Middlekauff's Mailbag. Follow John on twitter @JohnMiddlekauff and go to theherdnow.com to find the latest content. Subscribe now! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Dec 10, 2019
Cowboys Collapse; Bears' Trubisky Decision; Tepper's Rivera Firing; CEO HC's Dying; USC Settles; Full Week 14 Preview
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In this episode, Middlekauff looks at the Cowboys collapsing on TNF in a bad loss to the Bears, Mitchell Trubisky complicating the Bears decision on him by playing well, why he was impressed with how Panthers owner David Tepper handled the firing of Ron Rivera, why the CEO head coach - who isn't directly in charge of one side of the ball - are a dying breed, and why USC is a shell of its former dominating self. He also previews the full slate of Week 14 games and answers listener questions in Middlekauff's Mailbag. Follow John on twitter @JohnMiddlekauff and go to theherdnow.com to find the latest content. Subscribe now! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Dec 06, 2019
Seahawks' Edge; Vikings' Expectations; Niners/Ravens Smashmouth; NFC Least; Chiefs/Pats Showdown; Freddie Punked; Weekend Takeaways
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In this episode, Middlekauff reacts to the Seahawks MNF home win over the Vikings, why they till have a rare organizational edge, why the Vikings can still be a factor in the NFC playoffs, why he was so impressed with the level of play in the Niners/Ravens game of the week, why the NFC East is lapping the field as the worst conference in the NFL, why the Chiefs/Patriots upcoming matchup will reveal a lot about both teams ability to win it all, explains how the Steelers are still far superior to the Browns, gives his key takeaways from the weekend, and answers listener questions in Middlekauff's Mailbag. Follow John on twitter @JohnMiddlekauff and go to theherdnow.com to find the latest content. Subscribe now! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Dec 03, 2019
NFL Coaching Matters More; Full Week 13 Preview; Mailbag
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In this episode, Middlekauff explains why NFL coaching is so much more important in the NFL than the other major sports, and previews the full slate of Week 13 weekend games. Follow John on twitter @JohnMiddlekauff and go to theherdnow.com to find the latest content. Subscribe now! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Nov 29, 2019
Ravens Dominate; McVay Embarrassed; Niners SB Chances; Cowboys/Pats Reaction; Wentz and Darnold; CFB Playoff
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In this episode, Middlekauff looks at the Ravens dominant MNF win over the Rams, why Sean McVay's magic has worn off, why he's convinced the Niners can win the Super Bowl, his reaction to the huge Pats/Cowboys matchup, a season of growing pains for Sam Darnold and Carson Wentz, why the College Football Playoff selection criteria is unfair and answers listener questions in Middlekauff's Mailbag. Follow John on twitter @JohnMiddlekauff and go to theherdnow.com to find the latest content. Subscribe now! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Nov 26, 2019
Not Buying Texans; Rams/Chargers Stadium Debacle; Huge NFC Sunday; Week 12 Preview; Mailbag
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In this episode, Middlekauff gives his take on the Texans AFC South division TNF win over the Colts, why he's not buying Houston as a contender, the mess that is the Chargers unwanted existence in L.A., why this Sunday is huge for the elite teams in the NFC. He also previews the slate of Week 12 NFL games. He also answers listener questions in Middlekauff's Mailbag. Follow John on twitter @JohnMiddlekauff and go to theherdnow.com to find the latest content. Subscribe now! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Nov 22, 2019
Rivers' Rapid Decline; Harbaugh's Ravens Rolling; Bummed Brady; Tua Draft Stock; top 5 NFC Teams; Week 11 Recap
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In this episode, Middlekauff explains why Mexico City field conditions are a player safety hazard, why Philip Rivers' is on a steep decline; what he makes of Tom Brady looking miserable despite a 9-1 record, how far Tua Tagovailoa's draft stock will fall due to his devastating injury. He also ranks his top 5 NFC teams, recaps all of the Week 11 games, and answers listener questions in Middlekauff's Mailbag. Follow John on twitter @JohnMiddlekauff and go to theherdnow.com to find the latest content. Subscribe now! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Nov 19, 2019
Myles Garrett TNF Meltdown; Rapid Fire Friday, Kaepernick Workout Mess; Week 11 Preview ATS; Mailbag
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In this episode, Middlekauff looks at the Myles Garrett's helmet attack at the end of the TNF win over the Steelers, Garrett potential suspension, bounces around the league's hottest storylines in Rapid Fire Friday, how the NFL has turned Colin Kaepernick's workout into a mess. He also previews the slate of Week 11 NFL games. He also answers listener questions in Middlekauff's Mailbag. Follow John on twitter @JohnMiddlekauff and go to theherdnow.com to find the latest content. Subscribe now! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Nov 15, 2019
Seahawks/Niners OT Thriller; Garrett Not Good Enough; McVay Magic Gone; LSU/Bama Delivers; NFL Week 10 Reaction
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In this episode, Middlekauff looks at the Seahawks OT win in a MNF thriller against the Niners, why Jason Garrett just isn't good enough to get it done in Dallas, why Sean McVay's magic has worn off during a rough Rams season,why Bama/LSU lived up to the massive hype, and gives his takeaways from NFL Week 10. He also answers listener questions in Middlekauff's Mailbag. Follow John on twitter @JohnMiddlekauff and go to theherdnow.com to find the latest content. Subscribe now! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Nov 12, 2019
Gruden Props; Chargers' Problems; 'Bama/LSU; Full NFL Week 10 Preview; Mailbag
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In this episode, Middlekauff looks at the Raiders' big Thursday Night Football win over the Chargers, Gruden continuing to prove critics wrong, why the Chargers continue to under-perform despite a stacked roster, previews this weekend's huge 'Bama/LSU tilt and the slate of Week 10 NFL games. He also answers listener questions in Middlekauff's Mailbag. Follow John on twitter @JohnMiddlekauff and go to theherdnow.com to find the latest content. Subscribe now! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Nov 08, 2019
Cowboys/Giants MNF; AFC North Picture; Eagles/Chiefs Handle Adversity; Gruden Good and Bad; London Jags; Week 9 Thoughts
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In this episode, Middlekauff looks at the Cowboys Monday Night Football over the Giants, where the Cowboys fit into the NFC picture, his take on the AFC North, the Browns dumpster fire, the Ravens on the fly reboot with Lamar Jackson, why he's impressed with the Chiefs an Eagles handling adversity. He also gives his Week 9 takeaways and answers listener questions in Middlekauff's Mailbag. Follow John on twitter @JohnMiddlekauff and go to theherdnow.com to find the latest content. Subscribe now! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Nov 05, 2019
8-0 Niners; Week 9 Preview; Guest - Carson Palmer On Retirement, Andrew Luck, Raiders/Cardinals Cultures; Bengals Exit
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In this episode, Middlekauff looks at the Niners moving to 8-0 with a TNF win over the Cardinals, and is joined by former three time Pro Bowl QB Carson Palmer to discuss when he started contemplating retirement, why he thought Andrew Luck was treated unfairly when he called it quits, his weekly game week preparation routine, the difference in culture between the Raiders and Cardinals, his decision to force his way out of Cincinnati, the benefits of rookie redshirting, and facing legendary defenses in the AFC North/NFC West. He also previews the Week 9 slate of games. Follow John on twitter @JohnMiddlekauff and go to theherdnow.com to find the latest content. Subscribe now! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Nov 01, 2019
Steelers Still Alive; Complete Teams; Shanahan Breakout; Watson/MJ Comp; Trubisky's Terrible; Browns Done
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In this episode, Middlekauff looks at the Steelers' Monday Night Football over the lowly Dolphins, why they still have playoff hope, his most balanced teams in the NFL, how Kyle Shanahan has broken out as an elite NFL head coach, why Deshaun Watson is an NFL QB version of Michael Jordan, why the Bears should cut Mitchell Trubisky after the season, and why he has no confidence that the Browns can make a playoff run. He also gives his Week 8 takeaways and answers listener questions in Middlekauff's Mailbag. Follow John on twitter @JohnMiddlekauff and go to theherdnow.com to find the latest content. Subscribe now! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Oct 29, 2019
Introducing Good Calls with Dean Blandino
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Listen as former NFL Senior Vice President of Officiating and current FOX Sports Rules Analyst Dean Blandino gives his unique take on officiating and rules in sports, entertainment, and every-day life. With a healthy mix of humor, pop culture, and interviews with sports and entertainment personalities, Good Calls has a little bit of something for everyone.  Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Oct 28, 2019
Vikings Keep Rollin'; Haskins Disaster; Niners/Pats Trade Reaction; Week 8 Preview; Mailbag
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In this episode, Middlekauff looks at the Vikings easy TNF win over the Redskins; why Kirk Cousins deserves credit for doing from disaster to dominant, and why he doesn't see Dwayne Haskins succeeding in Washington. He also reacts to the trades from the NFL this week, previews the slate of Week 8 games, and answers listener questions in Middlekauff's Mailbag. Follow John on twitter @JohnMiddlekauff and go to theherdnow.com to find the latest content. Subscribe now! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Oct 25, 2019
Introducing Special Teams
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The sports landscape is filled with legendary teams and their accomplishments that we still currently talk about, reference and compare to the present. Special Teams takes a look at these squads as we help relive their victories, losses and controversies that have marked their place in history. You’ll get unique storytelling, strong opinions and heavy doses of fun. Fox Sports hosts Jason Smith and Mike Harmon work through the backstories, build-ups and breakdowns of these (in)famous squads using personal anecdotes, pop culture references and a sizable mirror. The picture isn’t always so pretty, but you’ll never forget it. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Oct 23, 2019
Pats' Darnold Demolition; Cowboys/Eagles; Sean Payton Flex; Abandon Trubisky; Lamar Longevity; Ramsey Quit
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In this episode, Middlekauff looks at the Patriots complete and total domination of the Jets on MNF, his takeaways from the Cowboys convincing win over Philly on SNF, why Sean Payton getting the Saints rolling without Brees is the ultimate coaching flex, why Matt LaFleur's biggest accomplishment is making Aaron Rodgers happy, why Lamar Jackson can't last as a run first QB, why Jalen Ramsey quitting on Jacksonville to protect his trade value isn't outrageous, and answers listener questions in Middlekauff's Mailbag. Follow John on twitter @JohnMiddlekauff and go to theherdnow.com to find the latest content. Subscribe now! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Oct 22, 2019
Mahomes Injury Panic; Ramsey Trade Breakdown; Harbaugh Needs Penn State W; Week 7 Preview; Mailbag
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In this episode, Middlekauff looks at the potential impact of Patrick Mahomes going down in the Chiefs Thursday Night football win over the Broncos, gives his reaction to the Rams trading for star corner Jalen Ramsey from L.A. and Jacksonville's perspective, why Jim Harbaugh needs to beat Penn State to change his momentum at Michigan, previews the full slate of Week 7 games, and answers listener questions in Middlekauff's Mailbag. Follow John on twitter @JohnMiddlekauff and go to theherdnow.com to find the latest content. Subscribe now! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Oct 18, 2019
Refs Ruin MNF; Shanahan Dominates McVay; Chargers' L.A. Disaster; Cowboys/Eagles Preview; Baker's Bad Again
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In this episode, Middlekauff explains why the refs ruined MNF with some egregious calls against the Lions, how Kyle Shanahan dominated Sean McVay, why L.A. has been a disaster for the Chargers, his early take on the big Eagles/Cowboys Week 7 matchup, and his thoughts on another terrible Baker Mayfield performance against the Seahawks. He also gives some quick takes on Week 6 from around the league, and answers listener questions in Middlekauff's Mailbag. Follow John on twitter @JohnMiddlekauff and go to theherdnow.com to find the latest content. Subscribe now! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Oct 15, 2019
6-0 Pats Can Improve; Danny INT's; Burrow Over Herbert?; Full Week 6 Preview; Mailbag
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In this episode, Middlekauff looks at New England's systematic TNF win over the Giants, why the 6-0 Pats still have plenty of room for improvement, why people should hold off on judging Daniel Jones until he gets some help, and if LSU QB Joe Burrow has surpassed Oregon's Justin Herbert as the #2 QB in the 2020 Draft, He also breaks down the full slate of Week 6 games and answers listener questions in Middlekauff's Mailbag. Follow John on twitter @JohnMiddlekauff and go to theherdnow.com to find the latest content. Subscribe now!

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Oct 11, 2019
Niners' MNF Statement; Browns Embarrassed; Garrett Coaches Scared; Packers Legit; Give Gruden Credit; Mailbag
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In this episode, Middlekauff looks at why the 49ers total domination of the Browns on Monday Night Football, Jason Garrett's vanilla coaching style, why the Packers are for real, why bad officiating won't change, the Raiders and Falcons headed in opposite directions. He also answers listener questions in Middlekauff's Mailbag. Follow John on twitter @JohnMiddlekauff and go to theherdnow.com to find the latest content. Subscribe now!

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Oct 08, 2019
TNF Thriller; Legion of Russ; McVay/Goff Still Impressive; Stefon Diggs Drama; Week 5 Preview; Mailbag
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In this episode, Middlekauff gives his take on the TNF nail biter win for the Seahawks over the Rams, how Russell Wilson continues to carry Seattle, and why he was impressed with Sean McVay and Jared Goff in a tough loss.. John also previews the slate of Week 5 games and answers listener questions in Middlekauff's Mailbag. Follow John on twitter @JohnMiddlekauff and go to theherdnow.com to find the latest content. Subscribe now!

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Oct 04, 2019
Bad MNF Product; Stuck With Cousins; Teddy B Backup Plan; Pats' D; Patricia Game Mismanagement; Weekend Wrap
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In this episode, Middlekauff on the lackluster Monday Night Football product; how locking up the wrong quarterback - like Kirk Cousins - can break paralyze a franchise, why Teddy Bridgewater is worth every penny of his premium price for the Saints, Josh Allen getting schooled by the Patriots'secondary, and his issues with Matt Patricia's time management inf Detroit's loss to Kansas City. John also answers listener questions in Middlekauff's Mailbag. Follow John on twitter @JohnMiddlekauff and go to theherdnow.com to find the latest content. Subscribe now!

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Oct 01, 2019
Rodgers/Wentz, Packers/Eagles Full TNF Reaction; Week 4 Preview; Middlekauff Mailbag
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In this episode, Middlekauff reacts to Philly's huge Thursday Night football win over the Packers at Lambeau, previews all of the upcoming Week 4 games, and answers listener questions in Middlekauff's Mailbag. Follow John on twitter @JohnMiddlekauff and go to theherdnow.com to find the latest content. Subscribe now!

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Sep 27, 2019
Khalil Mack's Impact; 'Danny Dimes' Jones; Still Buying Philly; Kitchens' Disaster; Jim Harbaugh Failures; Colts' Character
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In this episode, Middlekauff looks at how Khalil Mack has changed the Bears' franchise since arriving last year, Daniel Jones lighting up the Bucs in his impressive Giants debut, why he's not ready to bail on the Eagles, despite a slow start to the season, why Freddie Kitchens is a complete disaster, Jim Harbaugh's failures at Michigan, and answers listener questions in Middlekauff's Mailbag. Follow John on twitter @JohnMiddlekauff and go to theherdnow.com to find the latest content. Subscribe now!

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Sep 24, 2019
Jalen Ramsey Value; Move on From Mariota; Dallas/Dak Waiting Game; Eli's a HOF'er; Week 3 Preview; Mailbag
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In this episode, Middlekauff explains why the Jags should ride out the Jalen Ramsey drama, why it's clear Marcus Mariota isn't the long-term answer in Tennessee, why the Cowboys will end up paying more for waiting to pay Dak, why Eli Manning is a Hall of Famer. He also previews all of the NFL Week 3 games and answers listener questions in Middlekauff's Mailbag. Follow John on twitter @JohnMiddlekauff and go to theherdnow.com to find the latest content. Subscribe now!

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Sep 20, 2019
Browns Still Off; Steelers' Fitzpatrick Reach; Mahomes/Steph Curry Comp; Old QB Cliff; Julio's Outlier Deal; Week 2 Notes
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In this episode, Middlekauff looks at the Browns' lackluster MNF win over the Jets, why it's clear that Freddie Kitchens is a liability, why the Steelers' trading a 1st rounder for DB Minkah Fitzpatrick to Miami could backfire big-time, why the Patrick Mahomes/Steph Curry comparison is more accurate than ever, why Brees and Big Ben getting injured is the norm compared to Brady, why Julio Jones' new deal won't set a trend for more NBA type deals, his notes from Week 2, and answers listener questions in Middlekauff's Mailbag. Follow John on twitter @JohnMiddlekauff and go to theherdnow.com to find the latest content. Subscribe now!

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Sep 17, 2019
Cam is Shot; Belichick's AB Plan; Lamar Jackson Context; NFL Week 2 Preview; Chip Kelly's Robbing UCLA; Mailbag
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In this episode, Middlekauff reacts to Cam and the Panthers dropping to 0-2 after a TNF loss to the Bucs, why Cam's days as Carolina's starter are numbered, why Belichick would bother signing the exhausting Antonio Brown, why Lamar Jackson's Week 1 explosion against the Dolphins needs some context, why Chip Kelly is stealing money from UCLA at this point. He also makes his Week 2 NFL picks, and answers listener questions in Middlekauff's Mailbag. Follow John on twitter @JohnMiddlekauff and go to theherdnow.com to find the latest content. Subscribe now!

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Sep 13, 2019
Carr's Statement; Texans' Giveaway; Kellen Moore's Clinic; Belichick's AB Theft; Browns' Glass Jaw; NFL/CFB Quick Hits
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In this episode, Middlekauff reacts to the Week 1 MNF doubleheader, including the Texans inexplicable late defensive calls against the Saints and Derek Carr's statement game against the Broncos. He also gives his take on Belichick stealing Antonio Brown, why Kellen Moore is a sure-fire coaching star, why the Browns' implosion was a reflection on Freddie Kitchens being overwhelmed, quick hits from the CFB and NFL weekend, and answers listener questions in Middlekauff's Mailbag. Follow John on twitter @JohnMiddlekauff and go to theherdnow.com to find the latest content. Subscribe now!

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Sep 10, 2019
Bears' Trubisky Troubles; Antonio Brown/Raiders Disaster; Jerry Always Pays; Goff Value; Week 1 ATS Picks; Mailbag
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In this episode, Middlekauff reacts to the Bears' bad night against the Packers, why Mitch Trubisky isn't good enough to entirely skip playing in the preseason, what's next for the Raiders and Antonio Brown after his altercation with GM Mike Mayock, why Jerry Jones stays true to form by paying Zeke, and if Jared Goff is as elite a franchise quarterback as his new contract says, and answers listener questions in Middlekauff's Mailbag. Follow John on twitter @JohnMiddlekauff and go to theherdnow.com to find the latest content. Subscribe now!

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Sep 06, 2019
Texans' Clowney Clown Show; Melvin Gordon Victimhood; Oregon Plays Scared; Dolphins' 'Process' Issues; Mailbag
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In this episode, Middlekauff looks at how Bill O'Brien and the Texans blew it by waiting to deal Jadaveon Clowney until right before the season, why Melvin Gordon playing the victim during his holdout isn't going to get him paid, why the Dolphins' 'Process' style tank job isn't guaranteed to work in the NFL and answers listener questions in Middlekauff's Mailbag. Follow John on twitter @JohnMiddlekauff and go to theherdnow.com to find the latest content. Subscribe now!

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Sep 03, 2019
Final Cut Down Realities; Dan Snyder's Dumpster Fire; Pressure on Oregon; Romo MNF No-Brainer; Quick Hits; Mailbag
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In this episode, Middlekauff explains how teams have their rosters set well before the final cut down day, why Dan Snyder's dumpster fire organization when you look at his highly competent business successes that landed him the team in the first place, why there's so much pressure on Oregon to prop up a weak Pac-12, why Tony Romo could break the bank by heading to the MNF booth, and answers listener questions in Middlekauff's Mailbag. Follow John on twitter @JohnMiddlekauff and go to theherdnow.com to find the latest content. Subscribe now!

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Aug 30, 2019
Luck Retirement Misconceptions; Bet On Ballard; AFC Ripple Effect; Weekend Thoughts; Middlekauff Mailbag
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In this episode, Middlekauff gives his thoughts on Andrew Luck's bombshell retirement decision, why his decision isn't surprising given his injuries, why he's betting on Colts GM Chris Ballard to succeed despite losing his star QB, the ripple effect of Luck's decision on players and in the standings, his thoughts on this weekend's Miami/Florida college kickoff, NFL preseason, and answers listener questions in Middlekauff's Mailbag. Follow John on twitter @JohnMiddlekauff and go to theherdnow.com to find the latest content. Subscribe now!

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Aug 27, 2019
NFL's 80-Yard Field Debacle; Jerry/Zeke Endgame; Baker's GQ Lessons; Harbaugh's Weak SEC Take; NFL Buzz
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In this episode, Middlekauff looks at why the disaster Canada preseason game - played on an 80-yard field - is completely the fault of the Raiders, how the contract negotiations between Zeke Elliot and Jerry Jones have gotten extremely personal, why it's time for Jerry to play hardball, why Baker needs to balance being real' with creating unnecessary problems with his comments, why Jim Harbaugh's comment accusing the SEC of cheating is weak, gives his rapid fire takes looks at the biggest headlines from around the league, and answers listener questions in Middlekauff's Mailbag. Follow John on twitter @JohnMiddlekauff and go to theherdnow.com to find the latest content. Subscribe now!

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Aug 23, 2019
Pressure On Jimmy G and Shanahan; Mayock Powerless In A.B. Debacle; Giants' Meddling Ownership; Zeke What?; Mailbag
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In this episode, Middlekauff looks at Jimmy Garoppolo struggling in limited preseason MNF action, why the pressure is on Jimmy G and Kyle Shanahan to get results, why Mike Mayock is fed up with Antonio Brown, but is powerless to do anything about it; why the Giants' meddling ownership has made the franchise dysfunctional, why it's ridiculous for Ezekiel Elliott over Jerry Jones' "Zeke Who?" comment, and answers listener questions in Middlekauff's Mailbag. Follow John on twitter @JohnMiddlekauff and go to theherdnow.com to find the latest content. Subscribe now!

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Aug 20, 2019
Out on Kingsbury's O; BIll O'Brien, Bad GM; Jimmy G's 5 INT's; Gambling/Weed Acceptance Similar; Middlekauff Mailbag
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In this episode, Middlekauff explains why he is out on Cardinals wonder boy head coach Kliff Kingsbury's spread offense succeeding in the pros, why, why Bill O'Brien has proven he's a bad GM during his interim stint with the Texans, how the freak out over Jimmy Garoppolo's five practice INT's shows how obsessed the culture is for football, why the social acceptance of gambling and weed is similar, and answers listener questions in Middlekauff's Mailbag. Follow John on twitter @JohnMiddlekauff and go to theherdnow.com to find the latest content. Subscribe now!

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Aug 16, 2019
Dak's Price; Tolerating AB's Act; Violence Coming Back?; Preseason Coaching Philosophy; Middlekauff Mailbag
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In this episode, Middlekauff looks at Dak passing on Dallas' $30 million per offer, why Jerry should pull the offer sheet, why Antonio Brown needs to produce at a high level to justify his dumpster fire behavior, if violent hits are making a comeback, the opposite philosophies coaches around the league have about playing starters in the preseason, and answers listener questions in Middlekauff's Mailbag. Follow John on twitter @JohnMiddlekauff and go to theherdnow.com to find the latest content. Subscribe now!

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Aug 13, 2019
The Ron Burgundy Podcast Season 2 Trailer
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Ron Burgundy is back for season 2 of his hit podcast with bigger guests, bigger laughs, and a bigger Ron - proving once again that he is the most naturally handsome podcaster that has ever lived. Will Ferrell reprises his role as Ron Burgundy in the Ron Burgundy Podcast! Each episode has a different theme in which Ron engages in conversation with another notable person on the topic at hand. In true Ron Burgundy fashion, these conversations have a tendency to go off the rails, and we find out things about people we never knew we wanted to know. In season 2, Ron considers a run for President, continues to perform music, and blacks out at work. Listen to The Ron Burgundy Podcast on the iHeartRadio App, or wherever you get your podcasts! 

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Aug 10, 2019
Gruden's Gone Soft; Cowboys' Bad Luck; Nick Bosa Injured Again; Preseason Fool's Gold; Middlekauff Mailbag
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In this episode, Middlekauff gives his takeaways from the first episode of Hard Knocks with Gruden and the Raiders, why the Cowboys have had a bad luck offseason, why Nick Bosa getting injured isn't surprising, what to look for/what to ignore during the preseason, and answers listener questions in Middlekauff's Mailbag. Follow John on twitter @JohnMiddlekauff and go to www.theherdnow.com to find the latest content. Subscribe now!

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Aug 09, 2019
Brady Contract Conspiracy Theories; Can Arians Save Jameis?; Managing Preseason Injuries; Holdouts; Mailbag
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In this episode, Middlekauff looks at why it's not crazy to think the discount Tom Brady is giving in his contract is being made up on the back end, if Bruce Arians can resurrect Jameis Winston's career; philosophies on managing preseason injuries, why most players crack way to early during holdouts, answers listener questions in Middlekauff's Mailbag. Follow John on twitter @JohnMiddlekauff and go to www.theherdnow.com to find the latest content. Subscribe now!

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Aug 06, 2019
No Melvin Gordon Leverage, WR's Cashing Checks; Long Term Luck Concerns, Dabo's Saban 2.0; Middlekauff Mailbag
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In this episode, Middlekauff explains why Melvin Gordon doesn't have any leverage in his standoff with the Chargers, why wide receivers are cashing in like never before, how Dabo Swinney is morphing into Nick Saban 2.0, answers listener questions in Middlekauff's Mailbag. Follow John on twitter @JohnMiddlekauff and go to www.theherdnow.com to find the latest content. Subscribe now!

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Aug 02, 2019
Diminishing Cornerback Value; Front Office Training Camp Grind; Card's Bad Drafts; Around the NFL
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In this episode, Middlekauff looks at the value of cornerbacks in today's pass first NFL, what it's like being inside the NFL front office training camp grind, and the Cardinals cutting former 5-star recruit Robert Nkemdiche, and how their bad drafts have set them back. Follow John on twitter @JohnMiddlekauff and go to www.theherdnow.com to find the latest content. Subscribe now!

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Jul 30, 2019
The "Get the Bag" NFL; No Bosa Holdout 2.0; On-field OBJ Still Incredible; Training Camp Takes; Middlekauff Mailbag
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In this episode, Middlekauff gives his thoughts why he's sick of the "Get the bag" culture in the NFL when they've already been paid, why Nick Bosa's smooth contract negotiation with the Niners shows that the Chargers were to blame for Joey's holdout, why OBJ on the field is still mesmerizing, and answers listener questions in Middlekauff's Mailbag. Follow John on twitter @JohnMiddlekauff and go to www.theherdnow.com to find the latest content. Subscribe now!

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Jul 26, 2019
Missing on McCaffrey; Vic Fangio issues; Tyreek Hill decision; OBJ/Giants comments; Inside training camp; Mailbag
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In this episode, Middlekauff looks at why he missed on his pre-draft evaluation of Christian McCaffrey, Broncos new head coach Vic Fangio having some early issues adjusting to the role, his thoughts on Tyreek Hill getting off without a suspension after being accused of child abuse, why the Giants and OBJ were a bad fit, what training camp is like from inside an organization, answers listener questions in Middlekauff's Mailbag. Follow John on twitter @JohnMiddlekauff and go to www.theherdnow.com to find the latest content. Subscribe now!

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Jul 23, 2019
Zeke holdout a joke; Baker's noise; Dumb coaching lists; Fangio dropping wisdom; Middlekauff Mailbag
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In this episode, Middlekauff explains why a Zeke Elliott holdout would be a slap in Jerry Jones' face after supporting him through all his off field issues, why Baker Mayfield's noise isn't something to be concerned about, why coach ranking lists are dumb, and his thoughts some wisdom dropped by new Broncos Head Coach Vic Fangio about connecting with the fans during training camp..John answers listener questions in Middlekauff's Mailbag. Follow John on twitter @JohnMiddlekauff and go to www.theherdnow.com to find the latest content. Subscribe now!

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Jul 19, 2019
NFL biz booming; Franchise tag future; Young QB's ceilings/floors; AFC West O/U's; Middlekauff Mailbag
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In this episode, Middlekauff explains looks at the continued signs that the NFL business is booming, the future of the franchise tag; the floors and ceilings for the young NFL QB's. He also gives his AFC West O/U picks and answers listener questions in Middlekauff's Mailbag. Follow John on twitter @JohnMiddlekauff and go to www.theherdnow.com to find the latest content. Subscribe now!

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Jul 16, 2019
No Melvin Gordon leverage; Texans' front office red flags; Niners' Robbie Gould problem; NFC West O/U picks; Middlekauff Mailbag
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In this episode, Middlekauff explains why Melvin Gordon doesn't have any leverage over the Chargers to holdout for a huge new deal, why the Texans front office issues are a huge red flag, why Robbie Gould is crazy for not sucking it up and playing for the Niners. He also gives his NFC West O/U picks, and answers listener questions in Middlekauff's Mailbag. Follow John on twitter @JohnMiddlekauff and go to www.theherdnow.com to find the latest content. Subscribe now!

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Jul 12, 2019
Chris Ballard crushing scouting; College/NFL QB projections; NFC North O/U's
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In this episode, Middlekauff on why a recent article written by Colts GM Chris Ballard shows why he's been succesful by trusting his scouting department, evaluates this year's crop of college QB's and gives his NFC North O/U picks. Follow John on twitter @JohnMiddlekauff and go to www.theherdnow.com to find the latest content. Subscribe now!

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Jul 09, 2019
Chris Simms' QB list issues; Jerry has a Zeke problem; AFC North O/U; Middlekauff Mailbag
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In this episode, Middlekauff explains why former NFL QB and current analyst Chris Simms' controversial QB list is ridiculous on a number of levels, his top QB's, why the Jerry Jones and the Cowboys have reason to be concerned about Zeke Elliott despite him avoiding suspension in his latest incident. He also gives his AFC North O/U picks, and answers listener questions in Middlekauff's Mailbag. Follow John on twitter @JohnMiddlekauff and go to www.theherdnow.com to find the latest content. Subscribe now!

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Jul 05, 2019
2011 NBA and NFL Drafts shaped leagues; NFL/NBA media differences; NFC South O/U's; Middlekauff Mailbag
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In this episode, Middlekauff looks at how the 2011 NBA and NFL Drafts shaped the current landscape of both leagues, the biggest differences between the NBA and NFL media, his NFC South O/U picks, and answers listener questions in Middlekauff's Mailbag. Follow John on twitter @JohnMiddlekauff and go to www.theherdnow.com to find the latest content. Subscribe now!

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Jul 02, 2019
NFL vs. NBA free agency; Zions in the NFL; AFC South O/U's' Middlekauff Mailbag
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In this episode, Middlekauff looks at the similarities and differences between NFL and NBA free agency, why QB's are the only position that can have a Zion Williamson-like impact on NFL franchises, AFC South Over/Under picks, and answers listener questions in Middlekauff's Mailbag. Follow John on twitter @JohnMiddlekauff and go to www.theherdnow.com to find the latest content. Subscribe now!

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Jun 28, 2019
Cam's low ball first class offer; Amari contract leverage; Tyreek Hill suspension odds; NFC East O/U's; Middlekauff Mailbag
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In this episode, Middlekauff gives his take on the viral video of Cam Newton getting shut down after offering $1,500 to buy a first class seat on a flight from Paris, Amari Cooper's contract expectations,if Tyreek Hill will be suspended despite having child abuse charges dropped, his NFC East Over/Under picks, and answers listener questions in Middlekauff's Mailbag. Follow John on twitter @JohnMiddlekauff and go to www.theherdnow.com to find the latest content. Subscribe now!

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Jun 25, 2019
NBA vs. NFL Drafts; Aaron Rodgers/LaFleur red flags; Michael Thomas contract; AFC East Over/Unders; Mailbag
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In this episode, Middlekauff explains why a recent article proposing eliminating pro sports drafts would be a disaster for the NFL, why Aaron Rodgers undermining new head coach Matt LaFleur is a bad sign of things to come, why Michael Thomas' contract should have no impact on Amari Cooper's new deal, looks at the AFc East Over/Unders, and answers listener questions in Middlekauff's Mailbag. Follow John on twitter @JohnMiddlekauff and go to www.theherdnow.com to find the latest content. Subscribe now!

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Jun 21, 2019
Khalil Mack/Anthony Davis trade parallels ; Unknown good for NFL biz; Middlekauff Mailbag
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In this episode, Middlekauff explains the parallels between the Anthony Davis NBA trade and the Raiders trading for Khalil Mack, why the NFL's urgency and unkowns are make it more compelling than thee othr major sports, and answers listener questions in Middlekauff's Mailbag. Follow John on twitter @JohnMiddlekauff and go to www.theherdnow.com to find the latest content. Subscribe now!

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Jun 18, 2019
Pats should pursue Texans' tampering; No "new" Kirk Cousins; Earl Thomas' Seattle shade
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In this episode, Middlekauff looks at Belichick and the Patriots pursuing tampering charges against the Texans over contact with Nick Cesario for their GM position, why Kirk cousins will always be limited despite Vikings changes to the offense, and why Earl Thomas' comments on the simplicity of the Seahawks D aren't as bad as they appear.Follow John on twitter @JohnMiddlekauff and go to www.theherdnow.com to find the latest content. Subscribe now!

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Jun 14, 2019
Wentz deal worth it; Jets new GM won't have instant impact; Meaningless minicamp holdouts; Middlekauff Mailbag
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In this episode, Middlekauff explains why the Eagles were smart to sign Carson Wentz because the price will only get steeper, why the Jets and Texans new GM's won't be able to have much immediate impact due draft and free agency being done, why minicamp holdouts don't have much impact on their own, and answers listener questions in Middlekauff's Mailbag. Follow John on twitter @JohnMiddlekauff and go to www.theherdnow.com to find the latest content. Subscribe now!

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Jun 11, 2019
Kitchens faces impossible expectations; Invisible stars in bad markets; Rookie QB minicamp overreactions; Middlekauff Mailbag
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In this episode, Middlekauff explains why it will be almost impossible for Freddie Kitchens to live up to expectations in his first year as an NFL coach, why Chandler Jones is invisible in Arizona, despite putting up huge numbers, and why people are severely overreacting to rookie QB minicamp performances. He also answers listener questions in Middlekauff's Mailbag. Follow John on twitter @JohnMiddlekauff and go to www.theherdnow.com to find the latest content. Subscribe now!

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Jun 07, 2019
18 game NFL season inevitable; Beer chugging phenomenon; NFL and AAF GM Phil Savage goes inside the AAF collapse
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In this episode, Middlekauff explains why an 18 game NFL season is an inevitability, why the recent social media phenomenon of NFL players chugging beers is relatable to the common fan, and talks with former NFL and AAF GM Phil Savage on what went wrong with the AAF, why he has no regrets about taking the job, and working with Saban and Belichick. Follow John on twitter @JohnMiddlekauff and go to www.theherdnow.com to find the latest content. Subscribe now!

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Jun 04, 2019
Odell/Freddie Kitchens tension rising; Baker hype out of control; XXL Middlekauff Mailbag
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In this episode, Middlekauff looks at the increasing tension between Odell Beckham and Freddie Kitchens, why Odell is blowing it by missing OTA's, why the pre-season hype surrounding Baker Mayfield is out of control and is creating unrealistic expectations, and answers listener questions in a massive Middlekauff Mailbag. Follow John on twitter @JohnMiddlekauff and go to www.theherdnow.com to find the latest content. Subscribe now!

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May 31, 2019
NFL "Max" QB's; Brady the G.O.A.T. teammate; Lamar Jackson has problems
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In this episode, Middlekauff looks at which quarterbacks would be considered "max" players  by NBA standards, how paying the right or wrong QB can affect a team, why Tom Brady is still proving he's an elite teammate by connecting with younger players, and why Lamar Jackson's throwing issues are going to be big problem in Baltimore. Follow John on twitter @JohnMiddlekauff and go to www.theherdnow.com to find the latest content. Subscribe now!

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May 28, 2019
Edelman smart to stay a Pat; Rookie OTA injury bug; Middlekauff Mailbag
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In this episode, Middlekauff explains why Julian Edelman was smart to sign the extension that all but guarantees he'll finish his career as a Patriot, his impressions, his theory behind the recent rookie mini-camp injury bug around the NFL, and answers listener questions in Middlekauff's Mailbag. Follow John on twitter @JohnMiddlekauff and go to www.theherdnow.com to find the latest content. Subscribe now!

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May 24, 2019
Reuben Foster's Finished; Carr's all-time bad Montana take; Gerald McCoy' best fits; Middlekauff's Mailbag
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In this episode, Middlekauff thinks Reuben Foster may be finished in the NFL after his ACL tear, why NFL Analyst David Carr's take that Joe Montana isn't a Top 10 all-time QB is historically terrible, where Gerald McCoy goes after being cut from Tampa, how the Cowboy's should handle Amari Cooper's contract, and answers listener questions in Middlekauff's Mailbag. Follow John on twitter @JohnMiddlekauff and go to www.theherdnow.com to find the latest content. Subscribe now!

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May 21, 2019
Jets GM mess; NFL doesn't need a draft lottery; Guest: Oklahoma Dir. Player Personnel Drew Hill on Baker, Kyler and Jalen Hurts
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In this episode, Middlekauff looks at the aftermath of the Jets firing GM Mike Maccagnan in favor of Adam Gase, why the NFL doesn't need an NBA-type lottery, and talks with University Oklahoma director of Player Personnel on the programs big time recruiting momentum, having the last two #1 picks in the NFL Draft, what he expects out of Jalen Hurts in his first year in Norman, and why CeeDee Lamb will have a huge year. Follow John on twitter @JohnMiddlekauff and go to www.theherdnow.com to find the latest content. Subscribe now!

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May 17, 2019
Warriors/Patriots culture parallels; Bad look for Le'Veon; Dallas should wait to pay Dak; Mailbag
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In this episode, Middlekauff looks at the similarities between Warriors and Patriots' cultures, why Le'Veon Bell missing Jets mini camp is a terrible look, why Dallas shouldn't be in a hurry to pay Dak, and answers listener questions in a post-NFL Draft Middlekauff's Mailbag. Follow John on twitter @JohnMiddlekauff and go to www.theherdnow.com to find the latest content. Subscribe now!

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May 14, 2019
Gettleman has zero credibility to sell Daniel Jones pick; Another MNF booth mistake; Middlekauff Mailbag
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In this episode, Middlekauff looks at why Giants GM Dave Gettleman's lack of credibility is the main reason the Giants are getting killed picking Jones 6th overall in the draft, why ESPN blew it again with their new MNF booth, and answers listener questions in a post-NFL Draft Middlekauff's Mailbag. Follow John on twitter @JohnMiddlekauff and go to www.theherdnow.com to find the latest content. Subscribe now!

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May 03, 2019
NFL Draft 1st Round takeaways; Loving draft phone calls; Late Round picks overvalued; Tyreek Hill's future
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In this episode, Middlekauff runs down the biggest storylines from the 1st round of the NFL Draft, why watching draft calls is so pure, why late round draft picks are overvalued, if Tyreek Hill is done for good in the NFL, and answers listener questions in an NFL Draft heavy Middlekauff's Mailbag. Follow John on twitter @JohnMiddlekauff and go to www.theherdnow.com to find the latest content. Subscribe now!

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Apr 29, 2019
Frank Clark trade reaction; NFL Draft Mailbag
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In this episode, Middlekauff reacts to the Chiefs trading  answers listener NFL Draft questions in The Middlekauff Mailbag. Follow John on twitter @JohnMiddlekauff and go to www.theherdnow.com to find the latest content. Subscribe now!

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Apr 24, 2019
NFL Schedule thoughts; Russell Wilson's leverage, Goodell vs. Adam Silver media coverage, NFL Draft Mailbag
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In this episode, Middlekauff gives his thoughts on the NFL schedule release, how Russell Wilson had enough leverage to force Seattle into a new deal, the difference in media coverage of NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell and NBA Commish Adam Silver, and answers listener questions in an NFL Draft heavy Middlekauff's Mailbag. Follow John on twitter @JohnMiddlekauff and go to www.theherdnow.com to find the latest content. Subscribe now!

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Apr 19, 2019
Tom Brady/Tiger parallels; Russell Wilson's hardball tactics; Middlekauff Mailbag
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In this episode, Middlekauff looks at the parallels between Tiger Woods and Tom Brady, Russell Wilson playing hardball with Seattle to get a new deal, and answers listener questions in Middlekauff's Mailbag. Follow John on twitter @JohnMiddlekauff and go to www.theherdnow.com to find the latest content. Subscribe now!

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Apr 16, 2019
Gruden and Mayock; Quinnen Williams vs. Nick Bosa; Middlekauff Mailbag
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In this episode, Middlekauff looks at Jon Gruden and GM Mike Mayock's relationship as they head into their first draft together, of Gruden will listen to him, if the Niners should pick Ohio State's Nick Bosa or Alabama's Quinnen Williams, and answers listener questions in Middlekauff's Mailbag. Follow John on twitter @JohnMiddlekauff and go to www.theherdnow.com to find the latest content. Subscribe now!

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Apr 12, 2019
AB keeps looking worse; Rodgers defends himself; Dak should give a discount
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In this episode, Middlekauff looks at the ongoing Twitter beef between Antonio Brown and JuJu Smith-Schuster, Aaron Rodgers publicly defending himself, why it's in Dak's best interest to take a team friendly deal, and answers listener questions in Middlekauff's Mailbag. Follow John on twitter @JohnMiddlekauff and go to www.theherdnow.com to find the latest content. Subscribe now!






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Apr 09, 2019
Rodgers looks worse than McCarthy; AAF biz disaster; Nick Bosa pre-draft scouting report
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In this episode, Middlekauff looks at the  Mike McCarthy bombshell story, why Aaron Rodgers comes out looking worse than his former coach, the harsh realities of the AAF folding, the scouting report on Nick Bosa
and answers listener questions in Middlekauff's Mailbag. Follow John on twitter @JohnMiddlekauff and go to www.theherdnow.com to find the latest content. Subscribe now!









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Apr 05, 2019
Scouting the positives over negatives; Rockstar Browns; Inside private pre-draft workouts
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In this episode, Middlekauff explains why focusing on the positive in draft prospects is more beneficial than just pointing out flaws, why the Browns are the new rockstars of the NFL, the goal of  private pre-draft workouts, and answers listener questions in Middlekauff's Mailbag. Follow John on twitter @JohnMiddlekauff and go to www.theherdnow.com to find the latest content. Subscribe now!








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Apr 02, 2019
NFL's opening day buzz crushes MLB; PI rule change good for gamblers; Josh Rosen severely undervalued
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In this episode, Middlekauff looks at the lack of buzz surrounding MLB's opening Day compared to the NFL's; why he thinks the league's changes to the pass interference rule are good for gamblers, why Josh Rosen is the NFL's most undervalued player, and answers listener questions in Middlekauff's Mailbag. Follow John on twitter @JohnMiddlekauff and go to www.theherdnow.com to find the latest content. Subscribe now!





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Mar 29, 2019
Izzo's yelling embraced by the NFL culture; AAF onside kick should be a green light the NFL; Gronk is a championship teammate
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In this episode, Middlekauff explains why Tom Izzo's yelling wouldn't be criticized in the NFL, why the NFL needs to adopt the AAF's onside kick immediately, why Gronk being the ultimate championship teammate, not stats, is the most impressive his Hall of Fame resume.and answer listener questions in Middlekauff's Mailbag.. Follow John on twitter @JohnMiddlekauff and go to www.theherdnow.com to find the latest content. Subscribe now!










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Mar 26, 2019
NFL/March Madness parallels; Le'Veon sounds ridiculous; The point of Pro Days
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In this episode, Middlekauff looks at the parallels between March Madness and the NFL, why Le'Veon Bell's recent interview comments about the Steelers are ridiculous, the importance of teams place on pro days heading into the draft, and answer listener questions in Middlekauff's Mailbag.. Follow John on twitter @JohnMiddlekauff and go to www.theherdnow.com to find the latest content. Subscribe now!

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Mar 22, 2019
Big pressure on the Browns; Mack trade analytics a joke; Big Ben's rep getting hit; Belichick's vacation hustle
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In this episode, Middlekauff looks at why their is ton of pressure on the Browns to win now, why John still thinks the Raiders trading Mack was a bad move despite recent praise by analytics experts, the damage being done to Big Ben's rep, why Belichick vacationing is misleading, and answer listener questions in Middlekauff's Mailbag.. Follow John on twitter @JohnMiddlekauff and go to www.theherdnow.com to find the latest content. Subscribe now!

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Mar 19, 2019
Belichick hits the beach during free agency; Giants embarrassing OBJ deal; Le'Veon lost; Middlekauff Mailbag
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In this episode, Middlekauff looks at Belichick spending free agency on the beach in Barbados, gives his reaction to the Odell Beckham trade and Le'Veon Bell signing with the Jets, and answers questions in a massive Middlekauff Mailbag. Follow John on twitter @JohnMiddlekauff and go to www.theherdnow.com to find the latest content. Subscribe now!

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Mar 15, 2019
NFL free agency rundown; Antonio Brown trade takeaways; The Le'Veon Bell market
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In this episode, Middlekauff looks at the kickoff to the NFL free agency period, his takeaways from Antonio Brown getting traded to the Raiders, Landon Collins' huge deal with the Redskins, who's in the running for Le'Veon Bell, and answers questions in Middlekauff's Mailbag. Follow John on twitter @JohnMiddlekauff and go to www.theherdnow.com to find the latest content. Subscribe now!

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Mar 12, 2019
Defending anonymous NFL Draft sources; Larry Fitzgerald should have pulled an A.B; Elway should trade for Rosen
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In this episode, Middlekauff defends anonymous NFL Draft sources, explains why John Elway should trade for Josh Rosen, lists some players that would have been better off demanding a trade like Antonio Brown, and answers questions in Middlekauff's Mailbag. Follow John on twitter @JohnMiddlekauff and go to www.theherdnow.com to find the latest content. Subscribe now!

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Mar 08, 2019
NFL Combine reaction; Kyler Murray/Cardinals fit; Antonio Brown's Big Ben bashing
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In this episode, Middlekauff gives his reaction to the NFL Combine, understanding draft value, if the Cardinals are really a good fit for Kyler Murray, why massive Combine interest shows the NFL's dominance, and the latest in Antonio Brown's scorched Earth campaign against the Steelers, and answers questions in Middlekauff's Mailbag. Follow John on twitter @JohnMiddlekauff and go to www.theherdnow.com to find the latest content. Subscribe now!

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Mar 05, 2019
MLB vs. NFL deals; Witten un-retirement theory; Giants need an Eli divorce; Combine scouting philosophies
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In this episode, Middlekauff explains why the NFL deal structure is so far superior to MLB deals like Bryce Harper's, his theory behind Jason Witten's surprise return to the Cowboys, why the Giants need to divorce Eli, what he's looking for at the scouting combine heading into the weekend, and answers questions in Middlekauff Mailbag. Follow John on twitter @JohnMiddlekauff and go to www.theherdnow.com to find the latest content. Subscribe now!






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Mar 01, 2019
Russell Wilson/NY rumor, NFL Combine buzz; XXL Middlekauff Mailbag
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In this episode, Middlekauff explains why Russell Wilson getting to New York is easier said than in the NFL, his thoughts heading into the NFL Combine, and answers a ton of listener questions in an extended Middlekauff Mailbag. Follow John on twitter @JohnMiddlekauff and go to www.theherdnow.com and subscribe to find the latest content.

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Feb 26, 2019
OBJ to Pats trade rumors; Gruden's Derek Carr/Kyler Murray decision; Belichick/Saban down the home stretch
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In this episode, Middlekauff explains why an Odell Beckham to the Patriots trade shouldn't happen, why the Raiders should trade Derek Carr and take Kyler Murray in the draft, why the Giants are a fit for Carr, why Belichick and Saban are coming down the home stretch of their dynasty runs, and answers questions in Middlekauff Mailbag. Follow John on twitter @JohnMiddlekauff and go to www.theherdnow.com to find the latest content. Subscribe now!







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Feb 19, 2019
Flacco another Elway QB head-scratcher; Lamar Jackson unsustainable long-term; Antonio Brown and OBJ trade talk
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In this episode, Middlekauff looks at John Elway trading for another "meh" QB in Joje Flacco, why doesn't think the Ravens building around Lamar Jackson is unsustainable, Antonio Brown and Odell Beckham trade rumors, and answers questions in Middlekauff Mailbag. 










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Feb 15, 2019
Kyler Murray decides; Kareem Hunt signs; AAF takeaways; Gase/Williams already butting heads
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 In this episode, Middlekauff discusses Kyler Murray's decision to enter the NFL Draft, the Browns signing Kareem Hunt, his impressions from the first weekend of AAF games, the Chiefs pulling Mahomes off the basketball court and looks at Adam Gase and Gregg williams already butting heads in New York.






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Feb 12, 2019
Middlekauff's backstory; NBA vs. NFL player movement; Kyler Murray's height a combine turn-off
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In this episode, Middlekauff tells listeners his back story, compares NFL vs. NBA player movement, and explains why Kyler Murray's height will turn off teams at the NFL Combine,.and answers listener questions in the Middlekauff Mailbag. 

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Feb 08, 2019
Belichick's experience matters; Pats' core shines; Goff's limitations exposed
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In this episode, Middlekauff looks at why Belichick's experience was the difference against the Rams, how the Patriots core players are still elite, how Jared Goff's limitations were massively exposed, and answers listener questions in Middlekauff's Mailbag.

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Feb 05, 2019
Super Bowl preview and pick; Brady and Gronk's last game?; Bad NFL Combine rule; Jason Garrett's prove it year
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 In this episode, Middlekauff previews Super Bowl LIII and makes his ATS pick, if this is Brady and Gronk's swan song, why the NFL's combine rule barring players with domestic violence records is hypocritical, why Jerry Jones is right to not extend Jason Garrett, and answers listener questions in Middlekauff's Mailbag. Follow John on twitter @JohnMiddlekauff and go to theherdnow.com to find the latest content.

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Feb 01, 2019
McVay's early hours; Pro Bowl embarrassment; Brady shouldn't retire; NFL vs. NBA player control; Carr/Gruden
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In this episode, John explains why Sean McVay's ridiculously early hours aren't the only way to do it, why the Pro Bowl product is complete garbage, why Brady is right not to retire, why NFL player control makes the league competitive, why Gruden will draft a QB, and answers listener questions in Middlekauff's Mailbag.

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Jan 29, 2019
Pats' huge Super Bowl edge; Chiefs' DC change; Future of NFL analytics; Senior Bowl; Derek Carr fight club
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In this episode, Middlekauff explains why the Patriots' Super Bowl experience is a huge advantage, Andy Reid replacing defensive coordinator Bob Sutton with Steve Spagnuolo, the future of NFL analytics in player evaluation, why the Senior Bowl matters, Derek Carr's beef with Stephen A. Smith, and answers listener questions in Middlekauff's Mailbag..

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Jan 25, 2019
All-time Brady/Belichick clinic; Chiefs glass half-full; McVay's statement game; Payton's playcalling costly
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Middlekauff looks back at Championship Weekend, why the Pats' win may be their most impressive, why the Chiefs need to look at their glass as half-full, McVay's statement game, why Sean Payton's playcalling is more to blame for the Saints' loss than the blown pass interference call, and answers listener mailbag questions.

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Jan 22, 2019
Championship weekend's biggest potential winners/losers; Game breakdowns and picks; Gase/Williams Jets marriage
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Middlekauff looks at Championship Weekend's biggest potential winners and losers, his game breakdowns and picks, why he's bullish on the Adam Gase and Gregg Williams marriage with the Jets, why the Cowboys won't win a Super Bowl with Jason Garrett, social media pearl clutching over Clemson's White House fast food dinner, and answers listener questions in Middlekauff's Mailbag.

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Jan 18, 2019
Elite coaches survive; Andy Reid scary with Mahomes; Toughness still wins; Another Belichick clinic
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Middlekauff looks back at the Divisional Round playoff games and explains why the meathead coach can't get it done in today's NFL, why Andy Reid is scary with an elite QB, why toughness still matters in the NFL, Belichick's coaching clinic against the Chargers, and answers listener questions in Middlekauff's Mailbag. 

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Jan 15, 2019
NFL coaching hire rundown; Divisional Round Playoff preview; Kyler Murray NFL QB evaluation
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In this episode, Middlekauff runs down the flurry of young NFL head coach hirings, explains why Arians and Fangio's experience is underrated, previews the Divisional Round Playoff games, evaluates Kyler Murray as an NFL QB prospect, and answers listener questions in Middlekauff's Mailbag. 

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Jan 11, 2019
Dabo just getting started; OK to crush Cody Parkey; Deshaun Watson's bad look; Give Dak some credit
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In this episode, Middlekauff gives his takeaways from Clemson's throttling of Bama in the National Championship Game, why Bears kicker Cody Parkey should be getting crushed, Deshaun Watson's bad look, why John Harbaugh shouldn't tie himself to Lamar Jackson with a long-term extension, why Dak Prescott deserves credit, and answers listener questions in Middlekauff's Mailbag.

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Jan 08, 2019
Wild Card Weekend Preview; Reuben Foster media malpractice
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Middlekauff previews the upcoming NFL Wild Card Weekend games, discusses Reuben Foster getting a second set of domestic violence charges dropped, the media malpractice in reporting the story, and answers listener questions in Middlekauff's Mailbag.

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Jan 07, 2019
Black Monday coach firings; Mayock and Gruden; Mike Zimmer living in the past; Notre Dame a CFB Playoff fraud; NFL Playoff preview
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Middlekauff talks Black Monday coach firings, Mike Mayock's hiring as Raiders' GM, why Mike Zimmer needs to get with the times in the modern passing NFL, why the Colts can make a playoff run, why Notre Dame doesn't belong in the CFB Playoff, Kyler Murray showing out against Bama, looks at the NFL Playoffs and answers listener questions in Middlekauff's Mailbag.

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Jan 01, 2019
Wentz/Foles brewing QB controversy; CFB Playoff preview and picks
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Middlekauff looks at the developing QB controversy in Philly between Nick Foles and Carson Wentz, previews the College Football Playoff and gives his picks, and answers listener questions in Middlekauff's Mailbag.

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Dec 28, 2018
Mike Tomlin hot seat; NFL officiating a major issue; Seahawks/Chiefs SNF reaction; Still not sold on Lamar Jackson; Coaching carousel
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Middlekauff looks at how Mike Tomlin's fake punt decision could cost him his job, why the NFL needs to fix its officiating problem now that gambling is legal, Seattle/K.C SNF reaction, if the Titans should commit to Marcus Mariota, and how the coaching carousel will play out.

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Dec 24, 2018
Pats can bounce back from one "bad" year; Pro Bowl thoughts; Biggest 2018 takeaways; Chip Kelly's UCLA recruiting train wreck
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Middlekauff explains why New England can bounce back from one "bad" year, looks at the Pro Bowl selections, Chip Kelly's UCLA recruiting struggles, and gives his biggest takeaways from the 2018 regular season.

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Dec 21, 2018
Carolina's future with Cam; Goff's growing pains; Khalil Mack's impact; Wentz's injuries piling up; Darnold vs. Barkley pick
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In this episode, Middlekauff looks at the Saints MNF win over the Panthers, Carolina's future with Cam Newton, Jared Goff's late season struggles, how Khalil Mack has elevated the entire Bears organization, why Carson Wentz's injury history is a problem, and why the Giants should have drafted Sam Darnold over Barkley.

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Dec 18, 2018
Rivers delivers; MVP race handicap; Dinosaur Mike Zimmer; Salary cap fake news; Kyler Murray MLB or NFL; Saquon already the #1 NFL RB
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Middlekauff looks at Philip Rivers huge TNF performance, handicaps the MVP race, explains why Vikings HC Mike Zimmer living in the past, why Kyler Murray should go to the NFL combine, why Saquon Barkley is already the best running back in the league, and answers listener questions from the Middlekauff Mailbag.

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Dec 14, 2018
Middlekauff: Cousins not good enough; GM Jerry's Amari home run; Goff's bad weather game; Mahomes 4 MVP; Fraudulent Gruden
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John talks Vikings/Seahawks MNF, why Kirk Cousins just isn't good enough, why Amari Cooper is thriving under the bright lights in Dallas, Jared Goff's bad in bad weather, why Mahomes should win the MVP and Jon Gruden bouncing Reggie McKenzie as GM of the Raiders.

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Dec 11, 2018
Jags whiffed taking Fournette over McCaffrey; Kyler Murray over Tua for Heisman; Rams don't need to win in bad weather; NFL Week 14 preview
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John gives his thoughts on the Titans TNF manhandling of the Jags, why the Jags drafting Leonard Fournette over Christian McCaffrey was a huge draft whiff, why Kyler Murray should win the Heisman over Tua, and the Rams all warm weather path to a Super Bowl.

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Dec 07, 2018
Wentz > Goff as a talent; Packers HC candidates; CFB Playoff breakdown; Foxboro home-field underrated; Richard Sherman's Russell Wilson hate
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Middlekauff discusses Philly's MNF win over the Redskins, why Carson Wentz is a greater talent than Goff, potential HC candidates for the Packers. CFB Playoff breakdown, and Richard Sherman's relentless Russell Wilson hate.

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Dec 04, 2018
Middlekauff: Cowboys' throwback formula for success; Trubisky injury cloud over Chicago; Bama could be the G.O.A.T. college team; Kingsbury will be USC's next HC
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3 and Out with John Middlekauff is part of the Colin Cowherd Podcast Network. 3 and Out is an unfiltered podcast covering the biggest stories in the NFL and college football. John brings his unique perspective as a former NFL scout, NFL analyst and radio host. In this episode, John discusses the Cowboys huge Thursday Night Football win over the Saints, their throwback formula for success, and why Mitchell Trubisky's injury could be a bigger problem for the Bears than anyone thinks. He also explains why Bama has a chance to be the best college team ever; and why there's a good chance Kliff Kingsbury could be USC's next head coach and answers listener questions from the Middlekauff Mailbag. Follow John on twitter @JohnMiddlekauff and go to theherdnow.com to find the latest content.

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Nov 30, 2018
Middlekauff: J.J. Watt comeback; Aaron Rodgers' bad fundamentals; Reuben Foster's future; Jalen Ramsey's tired act; Baker/Hue drama; OSU or Oklahoma?
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Middlekauff looks at J.J. Watt's improbable return to dominant form, why Aaron Rodgers' bad fundamentals are catching up with him, Reuben Foster's future after another domestic violence arrest, why Jalen Ramsey's trash talking act is tired.

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Nov 27, 2018
Turkey Day feast for Bears and 'Boys; Amari makes Gruden look worse; Harbaugh HAS to beat the Bucks; NFL Week 12 preview
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3 and Out with John Middlekauff is part of the Colin Cowherd Podcast Network. 3 and Out is an unfiltered podcast covering the biggest stories in the NFL and college football. John brings his unique perspective as a former NFL scout, NFL analyst and radio host. In this episode, John breaks down the Bears and Cowboys Turkey Day wins, both teams' playoff prospects, Amari Cooper making Gruden look worse. He also looks at the pressure on Jim Harbaugh to win against Ohio State, previews Week 12 NFL matchups, and answers listener questions from the Middlekauff Mailbag. Follow John on twitter @JohnMiddlekauff and go to theherdnow.com to find the latest content.

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Nov 23, 2018
Middlekauff: Chiefs/Rams MNF classic reaction; Mahomes vs. Goff; Da Bears back; Lamar Jackson won't last like this; Mich/OSU must win for Harbaugh
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3 and Out with John Middlekauff is part of the Colin Cowherd Podcast Network. 3 and Out is an unfiltered podcast covering the biggest stories in the NFL and college football. John brings his unique perspective as a former NFL scout, NFL analyst and radio host. In this episode, John discusses the Chiefs/Rams instant MNF classic, what makes Reid and McVay next level offensive coaches, and Goff and Mahomes' jaw-dropping performances. He also looks at Khalil Mack's impact with the Bears, why the Jags have to consider trading Jalen Ramsey, Condi Rice rumors, Andrew Luck ballin', and why Michigan/Ohio State is a must win for Jim Harbaugh. He also answers listener questions from the Middlekauff Mailbag. Follow John on twitter @JohnMiddlekauff and go to theherdnow.com to find the latest content.

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Nov 20, 2018
Middlekauff: Packers should fire McCarthy ASAP; Rodgers' inconsistency is a problem; Huge game for the Bears; Week 11 and Rams/Chiefs previews
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3 and Out with John Middlekauff is part of the Colin Cowherd Podcast Network. 3 and Out is an unfiltered podcast covering the biggest stories in the NFL and college football. John brings his unique perspective as a former NFL scout, NFL analyst and radio host. In this episode, John looks at Seattle's TNF win over the Packers, why Green Bay should fire Mike McCarthy ASAP, and why Aaron Rodgers' inconsistency is a problem. He also explains why this week is huge for the Bears and previews Week 11 and the Rams/Chiefs MNF regular season game of the year. As always, John answers all your listener listener questions in the Middlekauff Mailbag. Follow John on twitter @JohnMiddlekauff and go to theherdnow.com to find the latest content.

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Nov 16, 2018
Middlekauff: Shanahan keeps impressing; Cowboys closer than you think; It's over for Gronk; Rams and Saints Super Bowl favorites
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3 and Out with John Middlekauff is part of the Colin Cowherd Podcast Network. 3 and Out is an unfiltered podcast covering the biggest stories in the NFL and college football. John brings his unique perspective as a former NFL scout, NFL analyst and radio host. In this episode, John discusses the Giants MNF win over the Niners, why Kyle Shanahan is the real deal despite his record. John also explains why the Cowboys are closer than everyone thinks, why Belichick should have trusted his instincts and cut Gronk loose, why the Saints and Rams are the Super Bowl favorites. He also answers listener questions from the Middlekauff Mailbag. Follow John on twitter @JohnMiddlekauff and go to theherdnow.com to find the latest content.

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Nov 13, 2018
Middlekauff: Steelers' elite culture; NFL roaring back in 2018; NFL over MLB for Kyler Murray?; Dez worth a flyer for the Saints
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3 and Out with John Middlekauff is part of the Colin Cowherd Podcast Network. 3 and Out is an unfiltered podcast covering the biggest stories in the NFL and college football. John brings his unique perspective as a former NFL scout, NFL analyst and radio host. In this episode, John discusses the Steelers total domination of the Panthers, why their culture of consistency is so impressive, and why the NFL is back on a roll in 2018. John also looks at if Oklahoma QB Kyler Murray should choose the NFL over an MLB career, and why Dez Bryant is worth a flyer for the Saints, and answers listener questions from the Middlekauff Mailbag. Follow John on twitter @JohnMiddlekauff and go to theherdnow.com to find the latest content.

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Nov 09, 2018
Over for Jason Garrett in Big D; John Harbaugh/USC a perfect fit; GM Belichick robbing bottom feeders blind; Hard pass on Josh McDaniels as HC
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3 and Out with John Middlekauff is part of the Colin Cowherd Podcast Network. 3 and Out is an unfiltered podcast covering the biggest stories in the NFL and college football. John brings his unique perspective as a former NFL scout, NFL analyst and radio host. In this episode, John looks at the Titans MNF win over the Cowboys, and why it's time for Jason Garrett to go. John also explains why John Harbaugh is more suited for USC than today's NFL, how GM Belichick is robbing bottom feeders blind, why he'd pass on Josh McDaniels as a head coaching candidate, why Jared Goff is now a star, and answers listener questions from the Middlekauff Mailbag. Follow John on twitter @JohnMiddlekauff and go to theherdnow.com to find the latest content.

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Nov 06, 2018
Middlekauff: Niners take Gruden to the woodshed with a QB3; McCarthy’s future; USC needs to better than Jack Del Rio; NFL Week 9 Previews
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3 and Out with John Middlekauff is part of the Colin Cowherd Podcast Network. 3 and Out is an unfiltered podcast covering the biggest stories in the NFL and college football. John brings his unique perspective as a former NFL scout, NFL analyst and radio host. In this episode, John looks at the Niners taking Jon Gruden's Raiders to the woodshed with their QB3, why the Gruden experiment is a full-blown disaster, why the Jets are a better landing spot than the Browns for Mike McCarthy. John also previews NFL Week 9, a packed college slate, and answers listener questions from the Middlekauff Mailbag. Follow John on twitter @JohnMiddlekauff and go to theherdnow.com to find the latest content.

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Nov 02, 2018
Middlekauff: Big time coaches won’t line up for the Browns; MNF takeaways; Andrew Luck back to elite QB status
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3 and Out with John Middlekauff is part of the Colin Cowherd Podcast Network. 3 and Out is an unfiltered podcast covering the biggest stories in the NFL and college football. John brings his unique perspective as a former NFL scout, NFL analyst and radio host. In this episode, John looks at the Pats MNF win over the Bills, and explains why the Browns will have problems landing a big-time coach, why Todd Gurley is a legit MVP candidate; and why Andrew Luck has returned to the elite QB ranks. John also answers listener questions from the Middlekauff Mailbag. Follow John on twitter @JohnMiddlekauff and go to theherdnow.com to find the latest content.

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Oct 30, 2018
Middlekauff: TNF – Texans a legit AFC contender, Gruden getting exposed as a snake, Full NFL Week 8 preview
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3 and Out with John Middlekauff is part of the Colin Cowherd Podcast Network. 3 and Out is an unfiltered podcast covering the biggest stories in the NFL and college football. John brings his unique perspective as a former NFL scout, NFL analyst and radio host. In this episode, John looks at the Texans TNF win over the Dolphins and explains why they're a legit AFC contender. He also talks Jon Gruden quickly earning a reputation as a snake for his handling of Amari Coooper and answers listener questions from the Middlekauff Mailbag. Follow John on twitter @JohnMiddlekauff and go to theherdnow.com to find the latest content.

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Oct 26, 2018
Giants should consider trading for Derek Carr, Amari Cooper trade reaction, Week 8 takeaways
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3 and Out with John Middlekauff is part of the Colin Cowherd Podcast Network. 3 and Out is an unfiltered podcast covering the biggest stories in the NFL and college football. John brings his unique perspective as a former NFL scout, NFL analyst and radio host. In this episode, John explains why it's beyond over for Eli Manning as an NFL QB, gives his reaction to the Cowboys trading a first rounder for Amari Cooper, his Week 8 takeaways, and answers listener questions from the Middlekauff Mailbag. Follow John on twitter @JohnMiddlekauff and go to theherdnow.com to find the latest content.

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Oct 23, 2018
Clear McCarthy is done despite MNF win, Brady/Mahomes SNF shootout takeaways, Chargers underrated contenders; CFB Playoff picture
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3 and Out with John Middlekauff is part of the Colin Cowherd Podcast Network. 3 and Out is an unfiltered podcast covering the biggest stories in the NFL and college football. John brings his unique perspective as a former NFL scout, NFL analyst and radio host. In this episode, John explains why it's over for Mike McCarthy in Green Bay despite the Packers MNF win, and why the Chargers are an under the radar title contender. He also gives his takeaways from Brady and Mahomes SNF shootout, looks at the College Football Playoff picture, and answers listener questions from the Middlekauff Mailbag. Follow John on twitter @JohnMiddlekauff and go to theherdnow.com to find the latest content.

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Oct 16, 2018
Middlekauff – 3 and Out – OBJ meltdown; Shurmur in over his head; Mahomes vs. Brady; Don’t write off Harbaugh; NFL Week 6 Preview
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3 and Out with John Middlekauff is part of the Colin Cowherd Podcast Network. 3 and Out is an unfiltered podcast covering the biggest stories in the NFL and college football. John brings his unique perspective as a former NFL scout, NFL analyst and radio host. In this episode, John gives his takeaways from Drew Brees record setting MNF performance, if he's surpassed Peyton Manning on the all-time list, why Green BNay needs to move on from Mike McCarthy, and why the Eagles aren't dead yet. John also answers listener questions from the Middlekauff Mailbag. Follow John on twitter @JohnMiddlekauff and go to theherdnow.com to find the latest content.

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Oct 12, 2018
Brees over Manning all-time?; Time's up for Mike McCarthy; Don't write off Philly
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3 and Out with John Middlekauff is part of the Colin Cowherd Podcast Network. 3 and Out is an unfiltered podcast covering the biggest stories in the NFL and college football. John brings his unique perspective as a former NFL scout, NFL analyst and radio host. In this episode, John gives his takeaways from Drew Brees record setting MNF performance, if he's surpassed Peyton Manning on the all-time list, why Green Bay needs to move on from Mike McCarthy, and why the Eagles aren't dead yet. John also answers listener questions from the Middlekauff Mailbag. Follow John on twitter @JohnMiddlekauff and go to theherdnow.com to find the latest content.

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Oct 09, 2018
Middlekauff - 3 and Out - Brady/Luck TNF takeaways; NFL Week 5 game breakdowns
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3 and Out with John Middlekauff is part of the Colin Cowherd Podcast Network. 3 and Out is an unfiltered podcast covering the biggest stories in the NFL and college football. John brings his unique perspective as a former NFL scout, NFL analyst and radio host. In this episode John gives his takeaways from the Pats convincing TNF win over the Colts, and breaks down the upcoming Week 5 games around the league. John also answers listener questions from the Middlekauff Mailbag. Follow John on twitter @JohnMiddlekauff and go to theherdnow.com to find the latest content.

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Oct 05, 2018
Middlekauff on Pat Mahomes MNF Magic; Earl Thomas/Seahawks bad blood; Josh Rosen's debut
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3 and Out with John Middlekauff is part of the Colin Cowherd Podcast Network. 3 and Out is an unfiltered podcast covering the biggest stories in the NFL and college football. John brings his unique perspective as a former NFL scout, NFL analyst and radio host. In this week's episode John looks at Patrick Mahomes huge MNF win over the Broncos, Earl Thomas' injury and bad blood with Seattle, Josh Rosen's NFL debut, and the past weekend's biggest college games. John also answers listener questions from the Middlekauff Mailbag. Follow John on twitter @JohnMiddlekauff and go to theherdnow.com to find the latest content.

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Oct 02, 2018
Middlekauff - Offensive coaching, Kirk Cousins, Clemson and Middlekauff Mailbag
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3 and Out with John Middlekauff is part of the Colin Cowherd Podcast Network. 3 and Out is an unfiltered podcast covering the biggest stories in the NFL and college football. John brings his unique perspective as a former NFL scout, NFL analyst and radio host. In this week's episode John talks about how offensive coaches are taking over the league, whether Kirk Cousins is living up to the hype, Clemson and the QB situation and go around the NFL. Each week John also answers listener questions from the Middlekauff Mailbag. Follow John on twitter @JohnMiddlekauff and go to theherdnow.com to find the latest content.

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Sep 28, 2018
Middlekauff - Jimmy G, Baker Mayfield, Kahlil Mack, Patriot demise, Middlekauff Mailbag and more..
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3 and Out with John Middlekauff is part of the Colin Cowherd Podcast Network. 3 and Out is an unfiltered podcast covering the biggest stories in the NFL and college football. John brings his unique perspective as a former NFL scout, NFL analyst and radio host. In this week's episode John talks about Jimmy G's hurt knee, Baker Mayfield in Cleveland, paying for Khalil Mack and the Belichick/Brady demise. Each week John also answers listener questions from the Middlekauff Mailbag. Follow John on twitter @JohnMiddlekauff and go to theherdnow.com to find the latest content.

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Sep 25, 2018
Middlekauff - Patrick Mahomes, Raiders, Browns & Steelers, Josh Gordon, Middlekauff Mailbag and more..
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3 and Out with John Middlekauff is part of the Colin Cowherd Podcast Network. 3 and Out is an unfiltered podcast covering the biggest stories in the NFL and college football. John brings his unique perspective as a former NFL scout, NFL analyst and radio host. In this week's episode John talks about how Patrick Mahomes is taking the league by storm, some of the dysfunctions with the Raiders, the Browns and the Steelers, and some thoughts on Josh Gordon. Each week John also answers listener questions from the Middlekauff Mailbag. Follow John on twitter @JohnMiddlekauff and go to theherdnow.com to find the latest content.

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Sep 20, 2018
Middlekauff - Jon Gruden, Chip Kelly, Sam Darnold, Middlekauff Mailbag and more..
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3 and Out with John Middlekauff is part of the Colin Cowherd Podcast Network. 3 and Out is an unfiltered podcast covering the biggest stories in the NFL and college football. John brings his unique perspective as a former NFL scout, NFL analyst and radio host. In this week's episode John talks about Jon Gruden and Chip Kelly - what do they have in common, then it's all about Sam Darnold. John will then take you around the league to highlight what's happened this past week . Each week John also answers listener questions from the Middlekauff Mailbag. Follow John on twitter @JohnMiddlekauff and go to theherdnow.com to find the latest content.

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Sep 13, 2018
Middlekauff - Khalil Mack, College Football, Lamar Jackson and Middlekauff Mailbag
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3 and Out with John Middlekauff is part of the Colin Cowherd Podcast Network. 3 and Out is an unfiltered podcast covering the biggest stories in the NFL and college football. John brings his unique perspective as a former NFL scout, NFL analyst and radio host. In this week's episode John talks about Khalil Mack, is this the biggest trade in sports history? He will also talk about college football happenings from last weekend, Lamar Jackson, and tell you his sleeper pics for this year. Each week John also answers listener questions from the Middlekauff Mailbag. Follow John on twitter @JohnMiddlekauff and go to theherdnow.com to find the latest content.

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Sep 05, 2018
Middlekauff - Aaron Rodger's contract, NFL drama, and Middlekauff Mailbag
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3 and Out with John Middlekauff is part of the Colin Cowherd Podcast Network. 3 and Out is an unfiltered podcast covering the biggest stories in the NFL and college football. John brings his unique perspective as a former NFL scout, NFL analyst and radio host. In this week's episode John talks about Aaron Rodgers recent historic contract, the part that drama plays in the NFL and the current state of the preseason and what could change. Each week John also answers listener questions from the Middlekauff Mailbag. Follow John on twitter @JohnMiddlekauff and go to theherdnow.com to find the latest content.

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Aug 29, 2018
Middlekauff - New NFL Rules, Josh Allen, Jimmy Garoppolo, Middlekauff Mailbag
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3 and Out with John Middlekauff is part of the Colin Cowherd Podcast Network. 3 and Out is an unfiltered podcast covering the biggest stories in the NFL and college football. John brings his unique perspective as a former NFL scout, NFL analyst and radio host. In this week's episode John talks about the latest NFL rules, predictions for Josh Allen, and Jimmy Garoppolo / Patriots. Each week John also answers listener questions from the Middlekauff Mailbag. Follow John on twitter @JohnMiddlekauff and go to theherdnow.com to find the latest content.

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Aug 22, 2018
Middlekauff - Sam Darnold, Hue Jackson, Jalen Ramsey and Middlekauff Mailbag
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3 and Out with John Middlekauff is part of the Colin Cowherd Podcast Network. 3 and Out is an unfiltered podcast covering the biggest stories in the NFL and college football. John brings his unique perspective as a former NFL scout, NFL analyst and radio host. In this week's episode John talks about Sam Darnold's "it" factor, gives his take on Hue Jackson, Jalen Ramsey and the value of delivering honest content. Each week John also answers listener questions from the Middlekauff Mailbag. Follow John on twitter @JohnMiddlekauff and go to theherdnow.com to find the latest content.

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Aug 15, 2018
Middlekauff - Baker Mayfield, Khalil Mack, preseason thoughts and mailbag
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3 and Out with John Middlekauff, is part of the Colin Cowherd Podcast Network. 3 and Out is an unfiltered podcast covering the biggest stories in the NFL and college football. John brings his unique perspective as a former NFL scout, NFL analyst and radio host. In this week's episode John talks about Baker Mayfield, the recent article in The Athletic on Khalil Mack, gives his thought for the preseason and tells you the things he would buy in football if they were stocks. Each week John also answers listener questions from the Middlekauff Mailbag. Follow John on twitter @JohnMiddlekauff and go to theherdnow.com to find the latest content.

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Aug 09, 2018
Middlekauff - Is Garoppolo overrated? Plus Sam Darnold and Mailbag
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3 and Out with John Middlekauff, is part of the Colin Cowherd Podcast Network. 3 and Out is an unfiltered podcast covering the biggest stories in the NFL and college football. John brings his unique perspective as a former NFL scout, NFL analyst and radio host. In this week's episode John talks about the variety of NFL viral videos that are currently out there, whether Jimmy Garoppolo is overrated, recent Athletic read about NY Jets signing Sam Darnold plus answers listener questions from the Middlekauff Mailbag. Follow John on twitter @JohnMiddlekauff and go to theherdnow.com to find the latest content.

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Aug 01, 2018
Middlekauff - Julio Jones, Todd Gurley contract, plus Middlekauff Mailbag
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3 and Out with John Middlekauff, is part of the Colin Cowherd Podcast Network. 3 and Out is an unfiltered podcast covering the biggest stories in the NFL and college football. John brings his unique perspective as a former NFL scout, NFL analyst and radio host. In this week's episode John talks about the Julio Jones situation, Todd Gurley's contract, the issues surrounding Josh Gordon, plus answers listener questions from the Middlekauff Mailbag. Follow John on twitter @JohnMiddlekauff and go to theherdnow.com to find the latest content.

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Jul 26, 2018
Middlekauff - College football, Special guest Kevin Burkhardt and the Middlekauff Mailbag
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3 and Out with John Middlekauff, is part of the Colin Cowherd Podcast Network. 3 and Out is an unfiltered podcast covering the biggest stories in the NFL and college football. John brings his unique perspective as a former NFL scout, NFL analyst and radio host. In this week's episode John gives you his college football picks, special guest Kevin Burkhardt joins the podcast, and John answers listener questions from the Middlekauff Mailbag. Follow John on twitter@JohnMiddlekauff and go to theherdnow.com to find the latest content.

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Jul 18, 2018
Middlekauff - Special guest Phil Savage and the Middlekauff Mailbag
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3 and Out with John Middlekauff, is part of the Colin Cowherd Podcast Network. 3 and Out is an unfiltered podcast covering the biggest stories in the NFL and college football. John brings his unique perspective as a former NFL scout, NFL analyst and radio host. In this week's episode John welcomes former NFL GM, Senior Bowl Director, Phil Savage to talk about the Alliance league and the Senior Bowl; then wraps up with listener questions from the Middlekauff Mailbag. Follow John on twitter@JohnMiddlekauff and go to theherdnow.com to find the latest content.

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Jul 11, 2018
Middlekauff - Steph Curry channeling his inner Tom Brady and the Middlekauff Mailbag
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3 and Out with John Middlekauff, is part of the Colin Cowherd Podcast Network. 3 and Out is an unfiltered podcast covering the biggest stories in the NFL and college football. John brings his unique perspective as a former NFL scout, NFL analyst and radio host. In this holiday week episode John talks about the ultimate teammate and how Steph Curry is channeling his inner Tom Brady, then wraps up with listener questions from the Middlekauff Mailbag. Follow John on twitter@JohnMiddlekauff and go to theherdnow.com to find the latest content.

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Jul 05, 2018
Middlekauff - NFL vs NBA in popularity, guest Lincoln Riley, Middlekauff Mailbag
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3 and Out with John Middlekauff, is part of the Colin Cowherd Podcast Network. 3 and Out is an unfiltered podcast covering the biggest stories in the NFL and college football. John brings his unique perspective as a former NFL scout, NFL analyst and radio host. In this episode, John gives his take on whether or not the NBA could become more popular than the NFL, is joined by special guest Lincoln Riley, head coach for the University of Oklahoma and then wraps up with listener questions from the Middlekauff Mailbag. Follow John on twitter@JohnMiddlekauff and go to theherdnow.com to find the latest content.

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Jun 27, 2018
Middlekauff - Special Guest Erik Burkhart and the Middlekauff Mailbag
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3 and Out with John Middlekauff, is part of the Colin Cowherd Podcast Network. 3 and Out is an unfiltered podcast covering the biggest stories in the NFL and college football. John brings his unique perspective as a former NFL scout, NFL analyst and radio host. In this episode, John talks with Erik Burkhart about his experiences as an agent and then wraps up with listener questions from the Middlekauff Mailbag. Follow John on twitter@JohnMiddlekauff and go to theherdnow.com to find the latest content.

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Jun 20, 2018
Middlekauff - Seattle's mismanagement, NFL Holdouts, Julian Edelman and the Middlekauff Mailbag​
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3 and Out with John Middlekauff, is part of the Colin Cowherd Podcast Network. 3 and Out is an unfiltered podcast covering the biggest stories in the NFL and college football. John brings his unique perspective as a former NFL scout, NFL analyst and radio host. In this episode, John talks about Seattle's mismanagement, how all NFL holdouts are not equal, that Julian Edelman knew Belichick would cut him and then wraps up with listener questions from the Middlekauff Mailbag. Follow John on twitter@JohnMiddlekauff and go to theherdnow.com to find the latest content.

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Jun 13, 2018
Middlekauff - learning offenses in the NFL, guest-Titans GM Jon Robinson, Middlekauff Mailbag​
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3 and Out with John Middlekauff, is part of the Colin Cowherd Podcast Network. 3 and Out is an unfiltered podcast covering the biggest stories in the NFL and college football. John brings his unique perspective as a former NFL scout, NFL analyst and radio host. In this episode, John talks about the level of difficulty surrounding learning offenses in the NFL, Titans GM Jon Robinson joins the podcast and then John wraps up with listener questions from the Middlekauff Mailbag. Follow John on twitter@JohnMiddlekauff and go to theherdnow.com to find the latest content.

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Jun 06, 2018
Middlekauff - Josh Rosen in Arizona, Jon Gruden and Derek Carr, Reuben Foster, questions from the Middlekauf mailbag
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3 and Out with John Middlekauff, is part of the Colin Cowherd Podcast Network. 3 and Out is an unfiltered podcast covering the biggest stories in the NFL and college football. John brings his unique perspective as a former NFL scout, NFL analyst and radio host. In this episode, John talks about Josh Rosen in Arizona, his take on Derek Carr working with Jon Gruden, Reuben Foster and ends with listener questions from the Middlekauff Mailbag. Follow John on twitter@JohnMiddlekauff and go to theherdnow.com to find the latest content.

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May 30, 2018
Middlekauff - The Anthem, Odell Beckham Jr making a mistake, Nick Foles non trade, Belichick vs Brady, Middlekauff Mailbag
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3 and Out with John Middlekauff, is part of the Colin Cowherd Podcast Network. 3 and Out is an unfiltered podcast covering the biggest stories in the NFL and college football. John brings his unique perspective as a former NFL scout, NFL analyst and radio host. In this episode, John talks about the recent policies surrounding the NFL and the national anthem, Odell Beckham Jr, the Nick Foles non trade, Belichick vs Brady and ends with listener questions from the Middlekauff Mailbag. Follow John on twitter@JohnMiddlekauff and go to theherdnow.com to find the latest content.

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May 23, 2018
Middlekauff - Panther sale, Joe Flacco and Lamar Jackson, Dez Bryant and listener questions.
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3 and Out with John Middlekauff, is part of the Colin Cowherd Podcast Network. 3 and Out is an unfiltered podcast covering the biggest stories in the NFL and college football. John brings his unique perspective as a former NFL scout, NFL analyst and radio host. In this episode, John talks about the recent sale of the Carolina Panthers to David Tepper, Joe Flacco and Lamar Jackson, Dez Bryant and answers more listener questions. Follow John on twitter@JohnMiddlekauff and go to theherdnow.com to find the latest content.

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May 17, 2018
Middlekauff - Philosophy on draft, starting rookie quarterbacks and more.
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3 and Out with John Middlekauff, is part of the Colin Cowherd Podcast Network. 3 and Out is an unfiltered podcast covering the biggest stories in the NFL and college football. John brings his unique perspective as a former NFL scout, NFL analyst and radio host. In this episode, John talks about his personal philosophy on draft picks, rookie quarterbacks and the importance of competitions and answers more listener questions. Follow John on twitter@JohnMiddlekauff and go to theherdnow.com to find the latest content.

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May 10, 2018
Middlekauff - NFL Draft, Baker Mayfield, NY Giants, Jon Gruden and more listener questions
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3 and Out with John Middlekauff, is part of the Colin Cowherd Podcast Network. 3 and Out is an unfiltered podcast covering the biggest stories in the NFL and college football. John brings his unique perspective as a former NFL scout, NFL analyst and radio host. In this episode, John talks about last weeks NFL draft selections, Baker Mayfield, the Jon Gruden/Reggie McKenzie story and answers more listener questions. Follow John on twitter@JohnMiddlekauff and go to theherdnow.com to find the latest content.

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May 02, 2018
Middlekauff - John Dorsey screwup, mock draft and listener questions
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3 and Out with John Middlekauff, is part of the Colin Cowherd Podcast Network. 3 and Out is an unfiltered podcast covering the biggest stories in the NFL and college football. John brings his unique perspective as a former NFL scout, NFL analyst and radio host. In this episode, John talks about John Dorsey holding out information, takes you through his very own mock draft and answers more listener questions. Follow John on twitter@JohnMiddlekauff and go to theherdnow.com to find the latest content.

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Apr 25, 2018
Middlekauff - Browns QB Strategy, Brady/Rogers issue, inside the draft room
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3 and Out with John Middlekauff, is part of the Colin Cowherd Podcast Network. 3 and Out is an unfiltered podcast covering the biggest stories in the NFL and college football. John brings his unique perspective as a former NFL scout, NFL analyst and radio host. In this episode, John talks about the Cleveland Browns quarterback strategy, the Brady/Rogers problem, what it's really like in the draft room and more listener's questions. Follow John on twitter@JohnMiddlekauff and go to theherdnow.com to find the latest content.

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Apr 18, 2018
Middlekauff -Interview with Chief's head coach Andy Reid
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3 and Out with John Middlekauff, is part of the Colin Cowherd Podcast Network. 3 and Out is an unfiltered podcast covering the biggest stories in the NFL and college football. John brings his unique perspective as a former NFL scout, NFL analyst and radio host. In this episode, John talks about why he thinks the Rams and the Raiders should sign their star players, Kansas City Chiefs' head coach Andy Reid joins the podcast, and John answers some of the listeners questions from the previous week. Follow John on twitter@JohnMiddlekauff and go to theherdnow.com to find the latest content.

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Apr 11, 2018
Middlekauff - Rams GM is reckless, Belichick wins trade, Jim Mora jr. the problem, The Browns week for QB
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3 and Out with John Middlekauff, is part of the Colin Cowherd Podcast Network. 3 and Out is an unfiltered podcast covering the biggest stories in the NFL and college football. John brings his unique perspective as a former NFL scout, NFL analyst and radio host. In this episode, John talks about how the Rams GM Les Snead is being reckless, how Belichick wins yet another trade, how Jim Mora Jr. is the problem not Josh Rosen and the this week will determine the Cleveland Browns Quarterback. Follow John on twitter@JohnMiddlekauff and go to theherdnow.com to find the latest content.

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Apr 04, 2018
Middlekauff- QB wonderlic scores, playing as rookies, Odell Beckham Jr and Sean McVay
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3 and Out with John Middlekauff, is part of the Colin Cowherd Podcast Network. 3 and Out is an unfiltered podcast covering the biggest stories in the NFL and college football. John brings his unique perspective as a former NFL scout, NFL analyst and radio host. In this episode, John talks about Quarterback's wonderlic scores, why quarterbacks should play as rookies, why taking Odell Beckham Jr is difficult and whether or not Sean McVay can handle the pressure . Follow John on twitter@JohnMiddlekauff and go to theherdnow.com to find the latest content.

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Mar 28, 2018
Pro Days, Sam Darnold, Belichick and John's draft picks.
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3 and Out with John Middlekauff, is part of the Colin Cowherd Podcast Network. 3 and Out is an unfiltered podcast covering the biggest stories in the NFL and college football. John brings his unique perspective as a former NFL scout, NFL analyst and radio host. In this episode, John talks about Sam Darnold's pro day, how Josh Rosen is a great fit in NY, Belichick is smarter than everyone and why the NFC is much better than AFC. Follow John on twitter@JohnMiddlekauff and go to theherdnow.com to find the latest content.

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Mar 21, 2018
Why is this the best NFL free agency ever?
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3 and Out with John Middlekauff, is part of the Colin Cowherd Podcast Network. 3 and Out is an unfiltered podcast covering the biggest stories in the NFL and college football. John brings his unique perspective as a former NFL scout, NFL analyst and radio host. In this episode, John breaksdown why 2018 is the best free agency period in the history of the NFL. Plus, is Kirk Cousins a good deal for the Vikings and why is Richard Sherman his own agent? Follow John on twitter @JohnMiddlekauff and go to theherdnow.com to find the latest content.

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Mar 14, 2018
3 and Out With John Middlekauff - Nick Foles future, Free agency is overrated, Raiders, & 49ers expectations plus Christian McCaffrey hype
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3 and Out with John Middlekauff, is part of the Colin Cowherd Podcast Network. 3 and Out is an unfiltered podcast covering the biggest stories in the NFL and college football. John brings his unique perspective as a former NFL scout, NFL analyst and radio host. In this episode, John will give his opinion on why free agency is like a New Years Eve party. Plus the Eagles are in the drivers seat with Nick Foles heading into the draft. And perception is reality for the Raiders, 49ers, and Cowboys. Follow John on twitter at @JohnMiddlekauff and go to theherdnow.com to find the latest content.

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Mar 08, 2018
NFL Combine with NFL Films Analyst Greg Cosell- Will 5 QBs go in the first round of the NFL Draft?
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3 and Out with John Middlekauff, is part of the Colin Cowherd Podcast Network. 3 and Out is an unfiltered podcast covering the biggest stories in the NFL and college football. John brings his unique perspective as a former NFL scout, NFL analyst and radio host. In this episode, John sits down with NFL guru Greg Cosell to discuss free agency, the Bay area QBs Jimmy Garoppolo vs. Derek Carr- who's the better player...? Plus John and Greg break down the top five quarterbacks in the NFL Draft. Follow John on twitter at @JohnMiddlekauff and go to theherdnow.com to find the latest content. Free agency, Derek Carr or Jimmy G? And will 5 QB's go in the first round of the NFL Draft?

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Mar 03, 2018
NFL Combine special guest Matt Nagy -Chicago Bears head coach talks Bears coaching staff
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3 and Out with John Middlekauff, is part of the Colin Cowherd Podcast Network. 3 and Out is an unfiltered podcast covering the biggest stories in the NFL and college football. John brings his unique perspective as a former NFL scout, NFL analyst and radio host. In this episode, John discusses why Lamar Jackson will be a top pick and head coach of the Chicago Bears Matt Nagy talks player interviews at the NFL Combine and his coaching staff. Follow John on twitter at @JohnMiddlekauff and go to theherdnow.com to find the latest content.

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Mar 01, 2018
Colin Cowherd and John Middlekauff launch the Herd Podcast Network first show. 3 And Out with John Middlekauff from the NFL Combine.
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3 and Out with John Middlekauff, is part of the Colin Cowherd Podcast Network. 3 and Out is an unfiltered podcast covering the biggest stories in the NFL and college football. Middlekauff brings his unique perspective as a former NFL scout, NFL analyst and radio host. In each episode, Middlekauff will give his opinions and discuss the top stories in the football world. Follow him on twitter @JohnMiddlekauff and go to theherdnow.com to find the latest content.

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Mar 01, 2018
The NFL Combine with guest Howie Roseman-EVP of football operations for the Philadelphia Eagles.
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3 and Out with John Middlekauff, is part of the Colin Cowherd Podcast Network. 3 and Out is an unfiltered podcast covering the biggest stories in the NFL and college football. John brings his unique perspective as a former NFL scout, NFL analyst and radio host. In the first episode, John is at the NFL Combine, covering all the news the top stories coming out of Indy. In this episode, John Interviews Howie Roseman the executive vice president of football operations for the Philadelphia Eagles. Howie shares his story of when he learned of Carson Wentz ACL injury and his love for all the Eagles QBs. Follow John on twitter at @JohnMiddlekauff and go to theherdnow.com to find the latest content.

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Mar 01, 2018
3 And Out with John Middlekauff -The Herd Podcast Network
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3 and Out with John Middlekauff, is part of the Colin Cowherd Podcast Network. 3 and Out is an unfiltered podcast covering the biggest stories in the NFL and college football.  John brings his unique perspective as a former NFL scout, NFL analyst and former radio host. In each episode, John will give his opinions and discuss the top stories in the football world. Follow John on twitter at @JohnMiddlekauff and go to theherdnow.com to find the latest content.

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Feb 24, 2018