Chris Simms Unbuttoned

By Chris Simms

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NBC Sports' Chris Simms examines everything happening in the NFL and around the sports world.

Episode Date
#7 - NFL Bracket Selection Show + Texans WR DeAndre Hopkins

It's March Madness, and we came up with our own Bracket Selection Show - how the NFL teams would be seeded if they stepped on the field right now. Chris Simms & Ahmed Fareed hit the AFC first, and it's still crazy to think how high the Browns are (4:40). With the NFC, there's a surprising #1 seed and a loaded division occupying the top half (30:10). Then, we have Simms' conversation with Texans All-Pro WR DeAndre Hopkins - why he isn't recognized among the top WRs in the league, what the trash talk is like with Jalen Ramsey, and the secrets behind his fashion sense (1:01:40). Finally, the guys hand out their winners & losers from the weekend, including a QB on the verge of setting an NFL record (1:14:05).

Mar 18, 2019
#6 - NFL Free Agency Word Association, Zion The Legend, & NCAA Bracket Alternatives

Now that the dust has settled on NFL Free Agency, Chris Simms & Liam McHugh play a game of Word Association on the Giants master plan, Baker-to-Odell, comparing the Jets careers of Bill Belichick & Anthony Barr, and Aaron Rodgers' mood (4:10). Zion's return has the world buzzing, and Simms explains the similarities between him and Kyler Murray (39:15). Then the guys offer a few options in case you're sick of just filling out a bracket (47:30), the best thing to watch this weekend that you're not thinking about , the time Simms found himself in an unfortunate fistfight, and whether or not it's acceptable to drink green beer on St. Patrick's Day (52:15).

Mar 15, 2019
#5 - OBJ Trade, Phil Simms on what's next for Giants, & WR Draft Power Ranks

Chris Simms & Paul Burmeister break down all angles of the Odell Beckham trade, one of the most shocking deals in NFL history. Phil Simms checks in to explain why Giants fans should be "confused" and what's next for the team (25:47). Then Chris unveils his latest Draft Power Rankings - today it's the Top 5 WR, including a guy who could be the next OBJ (49:19).

Mar 13, 2019
BONUS POD: Free Agency Bonanza on PFTPM with Mike Florio

Simms invades Florio's PFTPM to discuss a crazy couple days of free agency. Why is there only one team in on Le'Veon Bell (13:00)? The Raiders don't care about any rules (21:30). How the Jon Gruden-Derek Carr relationship will develop (29:30). Then the #PFTPMPosse chimes in with questions, including the most intriguing free agency move so far (39:05).

Mar 12, 2019
#4 - Full Antonio Brown Trade Breakdown + "Mystery" Free Agent Guest

Antonio Brown is headed to the Raiders. Chris Simms & Ahmed Fareed break down the blockbuster trade - why AB is an instant legend across NFL locker rooms, how Jon Gruden will welcome his new WR, and early over/unders on Brown's 2019 production (3:15); then a "Mystery Guest" calls in to discuss his big signing (30:00); the illegal tampering/flirting window has given way to the legal tampering/flirting window, and we rip through players on the move including Michael Bennett & Case Keenum (41:15); finally, our Winners & Losers of the weekend include a crazed fan and a washed up baseball player (55:20)

Mar 11, 2019
#3 - Free Agency Matchmaker + Tony Dungy on Kyler Murray

Apparently Simms' talk of "nice butts" didn't scare away Ahmed Fareed. They play a round of Free Agency Matchmaker (3:38), giving their best landing spots for Le'Veon Bell (Ravens? Eagles?) and other stars on the move. Then Tony Dungy calls in (21:28) to tell us why Josh Rosen shouldn't stop the Cardinals from drafting Kyler Murray and why he'll be driving 170 mph this weekend. Finally, the homies strike back at Simms' QB Draft Power Rankings as we take your Twitter questions (43:00).

Mar 08, 2019
#2B - Draft Power Ranks: QBs 3 to 1 + Big Phil Simms on Dwayne Haskins

QB Day went so long we split into Part 2. Big Phil joins Chris & Paul to talk about the time a baseball player called the cops on him, and whether or not the Giants should draft Dwayne Haskins (0:30). Plus, Chris explains why there are at least 15 safeties better than Landon Collins (30:15). Then Chris reveals his Top 3 QBs in the Draft, with a surprise (34:55).

Mar 06, 2019
#2A - Draft Power Ranks: QBs 8 to 4

It's QB Day on the Unbuttoned podcast. Chris Simms & Paul Burmeister analyze the harsh criticism of Kyler Murray and explain what "board work" is really all about (5:40). Then, Simms reveals his QB Draft Power Ranks from #8 to #4 (23:00). Things ran a little long, so be sure to check back for Part 2 for the Top 3 QBs, plus an extended chat with Big Phil.

Mar 06, 2019
#1 - The Kyler Conundrum, Combine Winners & Losers, + 49ers Coach Kyle Shanahan

Chris Simms & Ahmed Fareed kick off the inaugural (drink every time Simms mispronounces this word) Unbuttoned podcast with a full recap of the Combine. The Cardinals have a Kyler Conundrum (7:45); why Oreos and rock-hard abs won the Combine (19:35); Simms' old buddy Kyle Shanahan reminisces about their days at Texas and vents his frustration with WRs (43:45); plus the Top 5 Things Chris Learned In Indy, including a surprise name in the "Best Player In The Draft" conversation (1:03:30).

Mar 04, 2019
Homies, I'm Back!

Chris Simms makes his triumphant return to podcasting at NBC Sports.

Mar 01, 2019