The GM Shuffle with Michael Lombardi and Adnan Virk

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 Dec 13, 2019
Lombardi is the best!

 Dec 7, 2019
I love this podcast but let's not play with the counting of the f*** bombs Lombardi drops, it feels now he is forcing them in every sentence... enough please :-)

Tom C
 Sep 13, 2019
Great podcast. Love Lombardis insight.

 Aug 25, 2019
If you want a podcast that tells you how great the Patriots are at doing everything and how crap the rest of the league is then this is your podcast


Throughout his three-decade long career with the NFL, Mike Lombardi worked as an NFL executive with the San Francisco 49ers, Cleveland Browns, Philadelphia Eagles, and Oakland Raiders alongside NFL legends including Bill Belichick, Bill Walsh and Al Davis.  On The GM Shuffle, Lombardi and co-host Adnan Virk will tackle a wide range of topics weekly within the world of the NFL and break down everything listeners and fans need to know about players, coaches, organizations, the draft, free agency, and all the NFL storylines in a way that only they could with the success and credibility they bring to the podcast audience.  

Episode Date
Week 3 Preview, Drew Brees vs. Father Time, Battle of the Kickers, Trevor Lawrence Sweepstakes
Father Time may finally be catching up to Drew Brees, who despite his stat line, has been underperforming all season. The marquee matchup on Monday Night Football isn’t just the battle between Patrick Mahomes and Lamar Jackson, but rather the two best kickers in the NFL. The “Trevor Lawrence Sweepstakes” have officially begun and the guys analyze which teams are most likely to land the top college quarterback in 2021 NFL draft. The Philadelphia Eagles are rapidly declining, the Dallas Cowboys have a tough game against the Seattle Seahawks, and Mike offers the best tips and tricks to betting NFL games this season. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Sep 24, 2020
Week 2 Recap, Cowboys Huge Comeback, Wentz Booed, Justin Herbert Debut
The Dallas Cowboys completed an epic comeback against an Atlanta Falcons team who is struggling to find an identity. Carson Wentz was booed at Lincoln Financial Field despite no fans in the stadium and Sean McVay once again proves he is one of the best coaches in the NFL. Anthony Lynn and the LA Chargers needed a better game plan to beat the Kansas City Chiefs despite a huge NFL debut by their young quarterback Justin Herbert. The Houston Texans fall to the Baltimore Ravens, the Buffalo Bills had one of the week’s best game plans, and teams don’t necessarily need a kicker with a monster leg to win games. All that and more on this week’s GM Shuffle! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Sep 21, 2020
Week 2 Preview, The Future of Baker Mayfield & Sam Darnold, Big Ten Football Returns
Over one year ago The GM Shuffle declared that Saquon Barkley’s pass blocking will become a glaring problem for the New York Giants, which is now more and more evident with each game Barkley plays. The future of Josh Allen, Baker Mayfield, and Sam Darnold are on the line this year and each quarterback needs to prove that they can lead their franchises past this season. Big Ten Football is back, Mike gives his picks for week 2 and the guys profile the most intriguing games to watch this weekend. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Sep 17, 2020
Week 1 Recap, Tom Brady Uncomfortable, Eagles Lose To Washington, Packers Beat Vikings
Tom Brady has made his official debut with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, but he looked uncomfortable. The Washington Football Team erased a 17-point deficit to beat the Philadelphia Eagles, whose offensive line gave up eight sacks. Aaron Rodgers shined in week 1 and Minnesota Vikings fans should be worried about the team’s defense going forward. “Minshew Mania: 2.0” is here, Dan Quinn is an eternal optimist, and the Arizona Cardinals upset the San Francisco 49ers. All that and more on this episode of The GM Shuffle! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Sep 14, 2020
Jalen Ramsey, Von Miller, Josh Allen MVP, Week 1 Preview
Jalen Ramsey and the Los Angeles Rams have agreed to a record breaking contract extension which makes him the first defensive back in NFL history to sign a deal worth over $100 million, but the LA Rams will still finish third in the NFC West. Some analysts are saying that Josh Allen could be in the MVP conversation this season, which couldn’t be further from reality. Von Miller could be out for the season, the guys preview Week 1 of the season and discuss the best lines from Tony Sopranos. All that and more on the GM Shuffle! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Sep 09, 2020
Alvin Kamara, Problems in Jacksonville, Roster Cuts & Fantasy Football, Mike Palm
With Alvin Kamara contract rumors swirling about in recent days it’s important to remember Mike’s golden rule: “Every source has an agenda.” Jacksonville has removed two of their best players from their roster in hopes of a better future, but it’s going to take a complete organizational overhaul for anything to really change for the Jaguars. Final roster cuts carry big implications for Fantasy Football owners, the Cincinnati Bengals smartly extend Joe Mixon’s contract, and the guys talk to Mike Palm – Vice President of Operations for the D, Golden Gate and Circa in Las Vegas. All that and more on The GM Shuffle! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Sep 02, 2020
Introducing: It Was Said (w Jon Meacham)
Welcome to It Was Said, a 10-episode limited documentary series looking back on some of the most powerful, impactful and timeless speeches in American history. Join Pulitzer Prize winning and best-selling author-historian, Jon Meacham, Peabody-nominated C13Originals Studios and HISTORY, as we take you through 10 speeches. Season One of It Was Said draws on a selection of speeches from powerful figures in history like Martin Luther King, Jr., Ronald Reagan, JFK, RFK, Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton, John Lewis, Edward R. Murrow, and Barbara Jordan. Meacham will offer expert insight and analysis into their origins, the orator, the context of the times they were given, why they are still relevant today, and the importance of never forgetting them. Each episode of this documentary podcast series will also bring together some of the top historians, authors and journalists relevant to each respective speech and figure. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Aug 31, 2020
Jadeveon Clowney’s Free Agency, Earl Thomas Released by Ravens, Training Camp QB Updates
Jadeveon Clowney is still a free agent, but unless he lowers his asking price no team is going to pick him up before the start of the 2020 NFL Season. Seven time Pro-Bowl Safety Earl Thomas was released by the Baltimore Ravens this week after yet another altercation with teammates. The Chicago Bears and Buffalo Bills have quarterback concerns and while Cam Newton is running away with the starting job for the New England Patriots. Aldon Smith makes his return to the NFL, Tua Tagovailoa is showing improvement in Miami, and Brett Brown is fired by the Philadelphia 76ers. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Aug 26, 2020
NFL Training Camp News & Notes, Gerald McCoy, Dez Bryant, Hard Knocks Recap
Training Camp is well underway and teams are starting to make tough decisions, but if there is one piece of advise to adhere to this preseason – don’t believe the stories coming out of camp. Gerald McCoy was released by the Dallas Cowboys, but it’s merely a procedural move to open up a roster spot for the team. Dez Bryant is working out with the Ravens, Joey Bosa supports Melvin Ingram’s holdout, and Philadelphia 76ers star Joel Embiid needs to lose weight. All that and more on this week’s The GM Shuffle! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Aug 19, 2020
PAC-12 & Big Ten Nix Fall Season, NFL Training Camp, Jason Garrett’s Offense
More uncertainty surrounds College Football as both the PAC-12 and Big Ten cancel their Fall seasons, but if that happens it could pave the way for the NFL to play games on Saturdays. NFL Training Camp is underway and there are interesting developments coming from several teams and the Washington Football Team may have hinted at their new name on social media. All that and more on this week’s The GM Shuffle! Follow us on Instagram - @TheGMShuffle, @MlombardiNFL, @Adnansvirk Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Aug 12, 2020
NFL & CFB Players Opting Out of 2020 Season, Starting Quarterback Competitions, Alex Smith
More and more players are electing to not participate in the 2020 NFL season prior to the league's opt-out deadline; many of whom wouldn't have made teams in the first place. With training camp well under way, the starting quarterback job for a number of teams is starting to heat up! Alex Smith and Ben Roethlisberger are almost healthy, Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson is buying the XFL, and the guys send their well-wishes to NFL legend Howard Mudd. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Aug 05, 2020
The NFL’s “Virtual Bubble,” Players Opting Out of 2020 Season, Washington Football Team
The MLB season is in jeopardy after multiple players on the Miami Marlins tested positive for COVID-19. This could be a concern for the NFL’s season, but as Mike points out, the two sports operate in completely different ways. Jamal Adams finally gets his wish to leave the New York Jets as he’s traded away to the Seattle Seahawks in a blockbuster deal. Antonio Browns unofficially unretires, the football team in Washington will be called the “Washington Football Team,” and Dont'a Hightower becomes fifth Patriots player to opt out of 2020 NFL season. All that and more on The GM Shuffle! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Jul 29, 2020
NFL Preseason & Coronavirus Testing, Derrick Henry, Antonio Brown Retires (Again)
The NFL has officially offered to eliminate its preseason entirely and institute the NFLPA’s suggested coronavirus testing program for players. This is a big step towards starting training camp next week, but the NFL still has a number of challenges to work through. Derrick Henry and the Tennessee Titans have agreed to a $50 million contract, which solidifies a one-dimensional offense for the team next season. Antonio Brown retires (again), Chris Jones thinks the Kansas City Chiefs can win five Super Bowls, and Fox Sports analyst Nick Wright wants to become a General Manager. All that and more on this week’s GM Shuffle! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Jul 22, 2020
Washington’s Name Change, Jadeveon Clowney, The Fate of the College Football Season
Washington’s longstanding “Redskins” nickname is officially being retired, but it will still take time for the franchise to decide on a new name. Jadeveon Clowney could sign with a number of different teams, but the New England Patriots won’t be one of them. Myles Garrett is getting a major payday, the Big Ten & Pac-12 have moved to “conference-only” schedules, and Alex Rodriguez & Jennifer Lopez want to buy the New York Mets. All that and more on this week’s GM Shuffle! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Jul 15, 2020
Introducing "Origins: Almost Famous Turns 20"
Origins is back! James Andrew Miller brings you behind the scenes of the Cameron Crowe classic that put us on the bus with Stillwater and taught us what life on the road with a Rock-n-Roll band was all about - not to mention adolescent love and heartbreak. Come join Jim as he brings the band back together and sits down with the cast, starting with the writer and director himself, Cameron Crowe - plus Kate Hudson, Billy Crudup, Frances McDormand, Jason Lee, Patrick Fugit, Zooey Deschanel, Jimmy Fallon, rock stars Peter Frampton & Nancy Wilson, and more. It's all happening. Don't miss it. ALMOST FAMOUS now available on Digital and Blu-Ray from Paramount Home Entertainment. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Jul 10, 2020
Patrick Mahomes, Washington Redskins Name Change, 2020 NFL Preseason Future
A truly great player can never be overpaid, which is the case for Patrick Mahomes and the Kansas City Chiefs as they agree on a record-breaking extension for the young quarterback. The 2020 Preseason may be in jeopardy, but it’s the regular season that has owners worried. The Washington Redskins may change their name, DeSean Watson is in deep trouble, and Mike breaks down how the Broadway play “Hamilton” can be a valuable teaching tool for professional coaches. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Jul 08, 2020
Cam Newton, Antonio Brown's Future, Joe Bugel
Cam Newtown signed a team friendly deal with the New England Patriots this week; a deal that makes sense for both sides and once again makes the Patriots the favorites to win the AFC East. Antonio Brown is looking to make his comeback in the NFL and the Tampa Buccaneers could be a perfect fit for the former Pittsburgh Steeler. Mike pays tribute to legendary O-line coach Joe Bugel, whose impact on the NFL will not be forgotten. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Jul 01, 2020
Jamal Adams, Dak Prescott, Possible Delay to NFL Season, Top 40 QBs
Due to the worldwide pandemic, the NFL season will have to look at other leagues that have reopened as a blueprint for their upcoming season. Chris Simms has released his list for the top 40 quarterbacks in the NFL and there are a few surprises. Jamal Adams has officially requested a from the New York Jets, Dak Prescott officially signs his franchise tag with the Dallas Cowboys, and Atlanta Falcons GM Thomas Dimitroff officially puts his foot in his mouth. All that and more on The GM Shuffle! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Jun 24, 2020
MLB Negotiations in Jeopardy, Betting the NFC East, Sopranos Episodes
The MLB’s season is in jeopardy after negotiations between the owners and the Players Association broke down. The NFC East has seen a lot of change this offseason, so the guys break down over/under on the division and how the public is betting. Sopranos’ creator David Chase may have accidentally revealed the true fate of Tony Soprano, so the guys rank the best five episodes that the series ever produced! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Jun 17, 2020
Al Davis & Social Issues, NBA Reopening, Betting the NFC South
Mike shares stories about how Al Davis and Bill Walsh would have handled this critical moment in America. The NBA is reopening and the coaches will face numerous challenges trying to get their players motivated and conditioned before the season resumes. It’s never too early to start thinking about how to win money in the 2020 NFL season and the guys break down how to bet the over/under in the NFC South. All that and more on this week’s The GM Shuffle! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Jun 10, 2020
The NFL and George Floyd, Salary Cap Decrease, Offensive Rookie of the Year Odds
The NFL’s official statement regarding the death of George Floyd garnered backlash from some of the league’s top players. Because of the ongoing pandemic, the NFL’s salary cap is going to take a massive hit and teams will need to adjust in order to stay competitive. Joe Burrow is the projected frontrunner for Offensive Rookie of the Year, but literally don’t bet on him. The XFL is being auctioned off in August, and the guys talk about their favorite Jack Nicholson movies. Follow Mike on Instagram - @MlombardiNFL. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Jun 03, 2020
The Buccaneers Won’t Be Great, Onside Kick Rule Change, College Player Compensation
Many fans around the league believe that the Tampa Bay Buccaneers are a Super Bowl ready team, but the reality is that they are not quite ready to compete yet. A proposed rule change to the onside kick could allow teams the option of attempting to convert a fourth-and-15 play from their own 25-yard line, but this could create more problems than it fixes. Reggie Bush says that paying college athletes could “destroy some people,” Dak Prescott is still trying to navigate a new contract with the Dallas Cowboys, and ESPN is producing a 9-episode docuseries about Tom Brady. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
May 27, 2020
Rooney Rule, DeAndre Baker, 2020 Coach of the Year Odds
Proposed changes to the Rooney Rule isn’t how the NFL is going to fix it’s diversity problem. The arrest of the Giants’ DeAndre Baker will present a test for how the NFL handles players under the new CBA agreement. The 2020 ‘Coach of Year’ odds have been released by Las Vegas and the guys break down exactly how to bet on the award. ESPN’s ‘The Last Dance’ has now concluded, the Sopranos Dictionary is a thing of wonder, and the guys open up The GM Shuffle Mail Bag! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
May 20, 2020
Buccaneers Potential, 2020 MVP Odds, Cam Newtown Landing Spots, Jacksonville Jaguars
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have become Super Bowl contenders with the addition of Tom Brady, but they’re not going to be as good as some people think. Caesars Sportsbook has Patrick Mahomes as the favorite to win the 2020 NFL MVP award, but he’s not the quarterback to bet on to make money. Cam Newtown is still looking for a home, the Jacksonville Jaguars are a mess, and The Last Dance only shows one side of Michael Jordan. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
May 13, 2020
2020 NFL Schedule, Leonard Fournette Staying in Jacksonville, Andy Dalton to Dallas
The 2020 NFL Schedule has officially been released and next season offers a number of can’t miss matchups. Jaguars GM David Caldwell has officially confirmed that star RB Leonard Fournette will be playing in Jacksonville next season after weeks of trade rumors. Andy Dalton is officially joining the Dallas Cowboys, the guys remember the legacy of Don Shula, and David Chase has graced the world with a new “quarantine” inspired scene of the Sopranos. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
May 08, 2020
Keys to Building a Successful Franchise
In a special episode of the GM Shuffle in partnership with Dell, Mike Lombardi details how to build a successful NFL franchise, and the parallels to running a business. From the four pillars of creating culture, to talent acquisition, to talent development, Lombardi will leverage his experience working alongside the game’s greatest leaders like Al Davis and Bill Belichick to explain key principles that lead to proven success. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
May 05, 2020
2020 NFL Draft Recap, Jalen Hurts to Philadelphia, Saints Making Moves, Trent Williams Traded
The 2020 NFL draft is in the books and ESPN definitely has room for improvement when it comes to their coverage the event. The Philadelphia Eagles surprised everyone by drafting Jalen Hurts in the second round. The average NFL fan needs to be wary of “Draft Grades” because they illicit biases and false narratives. The New Orleans Saints continue to make smart moves, Trent Williams is traded to the San Francisco 49ers, and Luke Bryan is still singing. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Apr 27, 2020
2020 NFL Draft Recap - Round 1
Full coverage and breakdown of the first round of Thurday's NFL Draft! Including the Green Bay Packers surprising decision to draft Jordan Love, CeeDee Lamb falling to the Dallas Cowboys, and Tua Tagovailoa joining the Miami Dolphins. All that and much more on this episode of The GM Shuffle! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Apr 24, 2020
Gronk Joins the Buccaneers, Players on the Trading Block, Biggest Draft Mistakes, Boomer for President... of HIPAA
Rob Gronkowski is coming out of retirement to join Tom Brady and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, but don’t expect him to be the game-changing offensive player he was for the New England Patriots. Of the four mistakes an organization can make when evaluating talent, “impatience” might be the worst one. There are several players across the league that are officially on the trading block and Mike responds to Boomer Esiason’s latest criticism. The GM Shuffle will be back on Friday, April 24th to recap the first round of Thursday NFL draft! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Apr 22, 2020
Introducing: Hope, Through History with Jon Meacham
Welcome to Hope, Through History with Jon Meacham. This limited series explores some of the most historic and trying times in American History, and how this nation dealt with these moments, the impact of these moments and how we came through these moments a unified nation. Season One takes a look at critical moments around the 1918 Flu Pandemic, the Great Depression, World War II, the polio epidemic and the Cuban Missile Crisis.​ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Apr 21, 2020
Mike Fires Back at Boomer, Jamal Adam’s Extension, NFL Draft Preview
After being criticized by Boomer Esiason regarding Tua Tagovailoa’s injury concerns, Mike explains exactly why NFL fans need to know about a player’s injury history when evaluating talent. Peter King has the New England Patriots trading up to pick Tua Togovailoa in his latest mock draft, Jamal Adams wants an extension, Odell Beckham Jr. will not be leaving Cleveland, and the guys preview the Thursday’s NFL draft. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Apr 20, 2020
Tua Tagovailoa Ongoing Injury Concerns, Christian McCaffery Gets Paid, LA Rams’ Terrible Decision Making
Tua Tagovailoa is still the biggest question mark of the 2020 NFL Draft. The Carolina Panthers made Christian McCaffery the highest paid running back in NFL history, but he still may not be worth the money. The LA Rams continue to shoot themselves in the foot, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers could consider trading OJ Howard, and they guys discuss the untimely passing of former NFL quarterback Tarvaris Jackson. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Apr 15, 2020
Tua Tagovailoa Failed Physical, Monday Night Football , NFL Draft Preview, Tom Brady
Todd McShay doesn’t think Jarrett Stidham is ready to lead the Patriots, but his opinion is based off of one game. A top 10 team in the NFL draft failed Tua Tagovailoa’s physical due to multiple injuries affecting the former Alabama quarterback. The guys preview the first 10 picks in the NFL draft, ESPN is still trying to figure out their Monday Night Football lineup, and Tom Brady goes on Howard Stern for an exclusive interview. All that and more on The GM Shuffle! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Apr 08, 2020
Wild-Card Playoff Expansion, Quarterbacks of the 2020 Draft, Biases In the NFL Draft
The NFL is officially adding two more teams to their playoff schedule, which will be great for the league. Tua Tagovailoa has been “fully cleared” to participate in the NFL draft, but with one big caveat. Meanwhile the other top QB prospects are trying to raise their draft value, the guys preview the first 10 picks, and there are still several free agency questions that need to be answered. All that and more on The GM Shuffle! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Apr 01, 2020
What's Behind Tom Brady’s Decision, Cam Newton Released, Peyton Manning & Monday Night Football
Tom Brady’s decision to go to Tampa Bay was solidified for a number of reasons, but most importantly he needed to leave the culture that he helped create in New England. Cam Newton was released by the Carolina Panthers and there are still a few teams that could use him on their roster. Peyton Manning turned down a lucrative Monday Night Football contract, PJ Walker gets a gig in the NFL, and the guys offer some recommendations for shows to watch while being quarantined. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Mar 25, 2020
Todd Gurley Becomes a Falcon, Nick Foles Joins the Bears, NFL Free Agency Recap
After being released by the Los Angeles Rams, Todd Gurley immediately signed with the Atlanta Falcons on a one year deal. The Jacksonville Jaguars traded Nick Foles to the Chicago Bears where he’ll compete for the starting quarterback job alongside Mitchell Trubisky. Darius Slay Jr joins the Philadelphia Eagles, Dallas resigns Amari Cooper, and Jimmy Graham somehow keeps getting paid. All that and much more NFL free agency news on this episode of The GM Shuffle! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Mar 20, 2020
Tom Brady & the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, NFL Free Agency News & Trades
Tom Brady and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers have agreed on a contract that will give the quarterback roughly $30 million a year. Phillip Rivers and the Indianapolis Colts also agreed to a one year, $25 million dollar payout. DeAndre Hopkins is heading to the Arizona Cardinals, the Minnesota Vikings pulled off a heist when they traded Stefon Diggs to the Buffalo Bills, and Teddy Bridgewater finally gets his payday with the Carolina Panther. All that and more free agency news on today’s The GM Shuffle! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Mar 18, 2020
Bonus Episode: Tom Brady’s Farewell to the Patriots
This morning Tom Brady announced that he will not be resigning with the New England Patriots after 20 seasons with the organization, marking the end to one of the NFL’s most historic eras. On this special bonus episode, the guys break down exactly what happened and speculate as to where Tom Brady will sign this offseason. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Mar 17, 2020
NFL Free Agency, Al Michaels Trade, Coronavirus in Sports
There is a lot of speculation for where some of the top free-agents in the NFL will sign this offseason and to help sort through the mess The GM Shuffle presents, “Name That Team!” Al Michaels is a legendary broadcaster, but could ESPN really make a “trade” to get him on their network? A number of teams are in play for the Tom Brady sweepstakes, COVID-19 is affecting the world of sports, and the NFL should start a “Rivalry Week.” All that and more on this episode of The GM Shuffle! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Mar 11, 2020
Tua’s Draft Stock, Andy Dalton Trade Rumors, Spike Lee vs. The NY Knicks
Tua Tagovailoa’s draft stock is in doubt because of the hip injury he sustained at Alabama last season. Tom Brady will become a free agent this month and San Francisco could prove to nice landing spot for the veteran quarterback. The Andy Dalton trade rumors are starting to swirl, Spike Lee and the New York Knicks are beefing, and the Detroit Lions need a new owner. All that and more on The GM Shuffle! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Mar 04, 2020
Quarterback Questions in the NFL, Tom Brady & The Titans, New NFL CBA
This week, the Chicago Bears, the Las Vegas Raiders and the New York Giants were all asked this week about their starting quarterback positions going into the offseason and each team came up with a different answer. Tom Brady hits free agency next month and the Tennessee Titans could be a fit for the aging superstar. The NFLPA is set to vote on a new collective bargaining agreement and the bottom line for any vote is potential revenue. In the boxing world, Tyson Fury beat Deontay Wilder and sang “American Pie” to celebrate. Plus, the guys open The GM Shuffle Mail Bag!   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Feb 26, 2020
NFL Trade Rumors, Houston Astros Scandal, Ben Reiter
The Houston Astros Scandal has rocked the sports world and to break down exactly what happened is Ben Reiter of Sports Illustrated. Ben will be the host and writer of a new Cadence13 sports docuseries, that will focused on the Houston Astros cheating scandal, which is set to launch this summer. Former Carolina Panther’s tight end Greg Olsen has signed with the Seattle Seahawks, former San Francisco 49ers owner Edward DeBartolo Jr has been officially pardoned, and Cleveland Cavaliers head coach John Beilein is stepping down. All that and more on this week’s The GM Shuffle! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Feb 19, 2020
Philip Rivers & Tom Brady’s Free Agency, XFL Recap, NY Giants Coaching Staff
The 2019-2020 NFL season may be over, but The GM Shuffle rolls on throughout the offseason! Philip Rivers and the Los Angeles Chargers have officially parted ways, but Rivers’ playing days are far from over. Tom Brady is testing free agency and the one team he WON’T sign with is the Dallas Cowboys. The XFL is back, Taysom Hill wants to become a franchise QB, and Joe Judge’s coaching staff raises questions. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Feb 12, 2020
Super Bowl LIV Recap, Halftime Show Recap, Tom Brady & the Las Vegas Raiders
After two decades, Kansas City Chiefs head coach Andy Reid finally won a championship behind the stellar play of Patrick Mahomes. Plus, Jimmy Garoppolo didn’t lose Super Bowl LIV for the San Francisco 49ers and to think so is a lazy narrative. Shakira and Jennifer Lopez’s halftime was incredible, Jimmy G has a doppelgänger, and Tom Brady is being courted by Jon Gruden and the Las Vegas Raiders. All that and more on this episode of The GM Shuffle! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Feb 03, 2020
Super Bowl LIV Preview, Props Bets
The big game is finally here! On this episode, the guys preview everything that you’ll need to know going into Super Bowl LIV and discuss the best Prop Bets for the game that will guarantee that you win money! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Jan 31, 2020
Super Bowl X-Factors, Cleveland Browns Personnel Blowout, Rooney Rule
The Cleveland Browns are changing their personnel to reflect an analytic approach to football, but they’re still lacking a “football mind.” Roger Goodell says the Rooney Rule should be reevaluated, but the NFL should actually reevaluate how it educates prospective coaches. Plus, who are the real X-Factors for this year’s Super Bowl? The guys discuss on this special episode of The GM Shuffle! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Jan 30, 2020
Patrick Mahomes’ Possible Payday, Super Bowl Coaching Preview
Patrick Mahomes could become the first $200+ million contract in NFL history. Kyle Shannan explains why the San Francisco 49ers passed on Mahomes at the NFL combine. Ahead of Super Bowl LIV, The GM Shuffle is previewing the coaching staffs of both the San Francisco 49ers and the Kansas City Chiefs. Plus, the great Dante Scarnecchia decides to call it a career and Houston Texans’ head coach Bill O’Brien adds General Manager to his official title. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Jan 29, 2020
Browns’ New GM, Chargers Move on from Philip Rivers, 49ers & Chiefs Defensive Preview
The Cleveland Browns have hired Andrew Berry as their new general manager, making him the youngest GM in the NFL. The Los Angeles Chargers have decided to move on from franchise quarterback Philip Rivers. The San Francisco 49ers and the Kansas City Chiefs have built their defenses differently, which will affect their game plans for Super Bowl LIV. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Jan 28, 2020
Kobe Bryant, 49ers & Chiefs Offensive Preview, Prop Bets
The sports world is struggling with the loss of Kobe Bryant, who left an indelible mark on the game of basketball. It’s a tale of two offensive as The GM Shuffle previews what the Kansas City Chiefs and the San Francisco 49ers will have to do get the football into the endzone. Plus, Super Bowl LIV has thousands of prop bets available, creating some fun and interesting wagers. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Jan 27, 2020
Eli Manning Retires, Matt LaFleur’s Green Bay Evaluation, 2020 Pro Bowl
Eli Manning is retiring after 16 seasons with the New York Giants, but there are a multiple reasons why he shouldn’t be in the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Green Bay Packers head coach Matt LaFleur still can’t figure out why his team loss in the NFC Championship, but the only person he should blame is himself. The Cincinnati Bengals are still deciding on who to draft with their #1 pick, the Cleveland Browns still need a General Manager, and Minnesota Vikings cornerback Xavier Rhodes somehow got invited to the Pro Bowl. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Jan 23, 2020
Conference Championships Recap, Bengals 1st Draft Pick, Jason Garrett Joins the Giants
The Kansas City Chiefs are heading to their first Super Bowl in 50 years and Patrick Mahomes has changed the NFL landscape for the foreseeable future. Teams will have to building their defenses with one thought in mind – “How do they stop Mahomes?” Matt LaFleur was in way over his head on Sunday as the San Francisco 49ers crushed the Green Bay Packers to win the NFC Championship. The Cincinnati Bengals are keeping their #1 pick in the NFL draft, and Jason Garrett officially joins the New York Giants as their offensive coordinator. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Jan 20, 2020
AFC/NFC Conference Championship Preview, Analytics in the NFL, Jason Garrett & the Giants
“The war between analytics and football people is pointless. The real challenge is finding someone who can properly understand the data, and then make the right decisions in how to deploy it. NFL teams are filling out their assistant coaching personnel and Jason Garrett may resurrect his career with the New York Giants. The conference championship games are locked in and we preview which teams will have the best chance of going to the Super Bowl. Plus, Seven-time Pro Bowl linebacker Luke Kuechly announced this week that he will be retiring from the NFL at age 28. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Jan 16, 2020
Divisional Games Recap, Titans Upset Ravens, Browns Find A New Coach
The Tennessee Titans are heading to the AFC Championship after upsetting Lamar Jackson and the Baltimore Ravens. The Kansas City Chiefs rally from 24-0 to beat Deshaun Watson and the Houston Texans. The Minnesota Vikings never stood a chance, the Seattle Seahawks almost came back to the beat the Green Bay Packers, and the Cleveland Browns have found a new head coach. All that and more on The GM Shuffle! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Jan 13, 2020
Divisional Round Preview, NFL Coaching Carousel, Tua’s Decision
The NFL coaching carousel continues as the Dallas Cowboys, New York Giants and Carolina Panthers fill their head coaching vacancies. Josh McDaniels is still looking for a head coaching job, but the Cleveland Browns might not be his ideal landing spot. Tua Tagovailoa has decided to enter the NFL draft, Josh Allen needs to improve his accuracy, and the Minnesota Vikings are hoping to upset the San Francisco 49ers. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Jan 09, 2020
Wild-Card Games Recap, Tom Brady’s Future, Vikings Stun Saints
The Tennessee Titans exposed the New England Patriots on Saturday and Tom Brady’s future with the organization is in doubt. To the surprise of everyone, the Minnesota Vikings stunned the New Orleans Saints on Sunday. The Buffalo Bills lose to the Houston Texans, the Seattle Seahawks beat a Wentz-less Philadelphia Eagles, and Jason Garrett has been officially fired by the Dallas Cowboys. All that and more on this week’s episode of The GM Shuffle! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Jan 06, 2020
NFL Playoffs Preview, Dave Gettleman’s Press Conference, Cleveland Browns Coaching
New York Giants general manager Dave Gettleman gave a press conference that inspire zero confidence for the franchise’s future. The Cleveland Browns are in search of a new head coach and general manager, which leaves owner Jimmy Haslam with limited options. Jacoby Brissett won’t be the Indianapolis Colts starting quarterback next year, Tom Brady could leave New England, and the guys preview every playoff game happening this weekend. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Jan 03, 2020
Dolphins Stun Patriots, NFL Coaching Changes, Week 17 Recap
The New England Patriots are locked in as the #3 seed in the AFC after a stunning defeat to the Miami Dolphins. Now that the NFL regular season is finished, there are several coaches who will have to start looking for a new job. The Tennessee Titans are playoff bound, Clemson and LSU made it to the championship, and Mike remembers his friend Carly McCord. Follow us on Instagram - @TheGMShuffle Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Dec 30, 2019
AFC & NFC Playoff Standings, Week 16 Recap, The Eagles Control Their Destiny, Hot Seat Coaches
Week 16 is in the books and the playoff picture in the NFL is nearly set! The guys run through each playoff bound team and analyze each potential postseason matchup in January. Philadelphia got a huge win over the Dallas Cowboys and now control their destiny, and there are a number of NFL head coaches who are on the chopping block. What decisions will teams like the New York Giants, Cleveland Browns and Atlanta Falcons make in the offseason? Find out on this week’s show! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Dec 23, 2019
Week 16 Preview, Tom Coughlin Fired, Detroit Lions and Matt Patricia
Tom Coughlin has been fired by Jacksonville Jaguars owner Shahid Khan as he tries to set a new tone for his franchise. Matt Rhule says that he’s not opposed to a coaching job in the NFL after turning around Baylor’s football program. The Oakland Raiders need to move away from Derek Carr, Matt Patricia and Bob Quinn are staying in Detroit, and the Dallas Cowboys and Philadelphia Eagles go head-to-head to determine who will win the NFC East. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Dec 19, 2019
Week 15 Recap, Pay Jameis Winston, LA Rams Are Done, Raiders Need A New QB
Jameis Winston is making a case that Tampa Bay Buccaneers should resign him in the offseason. The Los Angeles Rams got duped by the Dallas Cowboys and lost any chance to make the NFL playoffs. Derek Carr and the Oakland Raiders need part ways, the Atlanta Falcons upset the San Francisco 49ers, and the Texans take control of the AFC South. Follow us on Instagram - @TheGMShuffle! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Dec 16, 2019
Week 15 Preview, Patriots/Bengals Scandal, The Art of Coaching, CFB Playoffs
The Patriots fell into hot water this week, but the criticism towards them is invalid and misguided. Bill Belichick and Nick Saban are profiled in HBO’s new documentary, “The Art of Coaching,” which highlights their love for football and showcases how the game is in their blood. The Bears take on the Green Bay Packers, Joe Burrow is the best quarterback in college, and the CFB playoffs are set! Follow us on Instagram - @TheGMShuffle. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Dec 12, 2019
Game of the Year: 49ers & Saints, Patriots are in trouble, The Duckster strikes again!
The San Francisco 49ers and the New Orleans Saints delivered what could be considered the game of the year! The New England Patriots lost, but it wasn’t the referees fault, it was the their inability to make big plays. Devlin Hodges wins again and the Pittsburgh Steelers are one step closer to an unlikely playoff birth. The Jets edge out Miami thanks for a game altering call, the Jacksonville Jaguars are in shambles, and the Baltimore Ravens win again! Follow us on Instagram - @TheGMShuffle Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Dec 09, 2019
Week 14 Preview, Ron Rivera Fired, Mike Tomlin Coach of the Year
The Carolina Panthers are moving on from longtime head coach Ron Rivera, but his coaching days aren’t over yet. Could he make a good replacement for Freddie Kitchens in Cleveland? The Michigan Wolverines cannot seem to beat The Ohio State Buckeyes and John Harbaugh’s future may be in jeopardy. The San Francisco 49ers square off with the New Orleans Saints in a game with big playoff implications, and if the Pittsburgh Steelers make the postseason Mike Tomlin could win coach of the year. The GM Shuffle is joined by special guest, Tate Frazier! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Dec 05, 2019
Week 13 Recap; Coaches Getting Fired, Tucker’s Leg, Pittsburgh Finished It
A ton of NFL coaching jobs will be opening up at the end of the season because Ron Rivera, Pat Schumer, Jason Garrett and more will be fired the moment their seasons end. Cleveland Browns head coach Freddie Kitchens wore a “Pittsburgh Started It” T-shirt to the movies, only to end up losing big to the Steelers. Justin Tucker’s leg saved the day for the Baltimore Ravens, the Tennessee could sneak into the playoffs, and Miami completes an amazing fake field goal. SPOILER ALERT: Mike and Adnan review Martin Scorsese’s new film “The Irishman.” Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Dec 02, 2019
Week 13 Preview, Lamar Jackson’s Prowess, Rivalry Week, Thanksgiving
Lamar Jackson tore apart the Los Angeles Rams on Monday Night Football, proving it might be impossible guard the dynamic MVP frontrunner. The Carolina Panthers are going to have to make some tough decision in the offseason, including whether they want to part ways with Ron Rivera. The Buffalo Bills and the Dallas Cowboys square off on Thanksgiving day, it’s rivalry week in college football, and no one will ever break Emmitt Smith’s all-time rushing record. All that and more on this special Thanksgiving edition of The GM Shuffle! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Nov 27, 2019
Jerry Jones’ Coaching Problem, Carson Wentz in Trouble, Week 12 breakdown
Jerry Jones had some harsh words about Jason Garrett following the Dallas Cowboys’ tough loss to the New England Patriots. Carson Wentz is not the same quarterback he was in 2017 and the Philadelphia Eagles are realizing that he can no longer lead to the team to success. The Buffalo Bills are surging, the Steelers win with “Duck” Hodges, and Dwayne Haskins has zero self-awareness.   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Nov 25, 2019
Week 12 Preview, Lamar Jackson & Marty Mornhinweg, NFL Franchise in London
Marty Mornhingweg refutes Mike’s assertion that he never wanted Lamar Jackson at quarterback. We disagree. Lamar Jackson is the represents the next wave of dynamic QBs, but is he the next step in the evolution of the position? The Philadelphia Eagles need to the Seattle Seahawks on Sunday, Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos wants to buy and NFL franchise, and the league should place a team in Europe, but not in London. All that and more on this week’s The GM Shuffle! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Nov 21, 2019
Week 11 Recap, Lamar Jackson vs. DeShaun Watson, Colin Kaepernick
Lamar Jackson and the Baltimore Ravens took on DeShaun Watson and the Houston Texans in what was considered the most highly anticipated matchup of the week. Jason “The Clapper” Garrett started taking accountability and the Dallas Cowboys bounced back to beat the Detroit Lions. Colin Kaepernick’s workout for the NFL turned sour, Tua Tagovailoa goes down with a hip injury, and the Philadelphia Eagles are the slowest team in football. Hear about all the action from Week 11 on this week’s episode! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Nov 18, 2019
Colin Kaepernick Workout, Cam Newton and the Chicago Bears, Week 11 Preview
Colin Kaepernick is going to work out for teams this weekend, but it seems to be nothing more than publicity stunt by the NFL. Cam Newton would “welcome” a move to Chicago and it’s a decision that could benefit both parties. A New Jersey writer wants Jason “The Clapper” Garrett coaching for the New York Giants, Deshaun Watson and Lamar Jackson go head-to-head on Sunday, and the New York Jets’ said Adam Gase’s job is safe. All that and more on The GM Shuffle! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Nov 14, 2019
Packers Outlast Panthers, Mahomes’ Return Spoiled, Falcons Stun Saints, Week 10 Recap
Week 10 will be defined by it’s upsets! The Green Bay Packers edge out the Carolina Panthers on a snowy night at Lambeau Field. Patrick Mahomes returns only to be beaten by the Tennessee Titans. The Atlanta Falcons stun the New Orleans Saints, Lamar Jackson spins the shoes off the Cincinnati Bengals, and the New York Jets and Giants battled for “supremacy” of the Tri-State area. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Nov 11, 2019
Cam Newton’s Future, Nick Foles over Minshew, Kareem Hunt, Week 10 Preview
Cam Newton’s time with the Panthers might be coming to an end and there are multiple reasons why Carolina shouldn’t move the quarterback. Kareem Hunt is back from suspension, but Nick Chubb is the better running back. Nick Foles is starting over Gardner Minshew, LSU and Alabama square off, and the San Francisco 49ers look to stay unbeaten against Russell Wilson and the Seattle Seahawks. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Nov 07, 2019
Ravens beat Patriots, Packers served Humble Pie, Week 9 Recap
Lamar Jackson and the Baltimore Ravens delivered the New England Patriots their first loss of the season. On the other side of the spectrum, the Miami Dolphins won their very first game of the year against a cultureless New York Jets football team. The Green Bay Packers, Minnesota Vikings and Indianapolis Colts were all served big helpings of “humble pie” this weekend, the referees are still making terrible calls, and somehow the Pittsburgh Steelers are still in playoff contention. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Nov 04, 2019
Jamal Adams & The NY Jets, Washington Redskins Dysfunction, Week 9 Preview
The Jets lied to Jamal Adams and said they wouldn’t trade him, only to then try and ship him out of New York before the trade deadline. The Washington Redskins botched a possible Trent Williams trade, once again proving they’re an organization built on dysfunction. “Minshew Mania” takes on a tough Houston Texans team, AJ Green wants a long-term deal with the Cincinnati Bengals, and there’s a reason intentional grounding is a rule in the NFL. All that and more on this week’s The GM Shuffle! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Oct 31, 2019
Freddie Kitchens & The Cleveland Browns, Deshaun Watson, Joe Flacco’s Comments, Week 8 Recap
Freddie Kitchens’ and the Cleveland Browns were in Super Bowl conversations entering the NFL season, but now they even won’t make the playoffs. Deshaun Watson is carrying the Houston Texans to victory on a weekly basis. Joe Flacco calls out his own offense as the Denver Broncos drop to 2-6. Bill Belichick gets his 300th win, the Chicago Bears miss another field goal, and the Philadelphia Eagles bounce back for a big win. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Oct 28, 2019
Mohamed Sanu Trade, Josh Gordon Done In New England, Week 8 Preview
The Atlanta Falcons traded Mohamed Sanu to the New England Patriots for a second round pick, which might not have been the best move for Atlanta. Josh Gordon was placed on IR, signaling his time in New England is coming to an end. The Los Angeles Chargers lost value in Melvin Gordon, the Buffalo bills look to stifle the Philadelphia Eagles, and Sam Darnold is “seeing ghosts.” All that and more on this week’s GM Shuffle! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Oct 24, 2019
Trade Deadline Looms, Los Angeles Chargers’ Epic Loss, Mitchell Trubisky is Mediocre, Week 7 Recap
The trade deadline is rapidly approaching and there are certain teams that need to make moves before 4pm on October 29th. The Chicago Bears are searching for answers, but they’re still overlooking their biggest problem – Mitchell Trubisky. The Los Angeles Chargers lost in epic fashion to the Tennessee Titans, Kirk Cousins and the Minnesota Vikings stay hot, Saquon Barkley returns to the New York Giants, and John Elway is overpaid and overrated. All that and more on The GM Shuffl! Follow us on Instagram - @TheGMShuffle. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Oct 21, 2019
Week 7 Preview, Jalen Ramsey Trade, Mariota Takes a Seat, NFL Referees
The Jalen Ramsey trade proves how desperate the Los Angeles Rams are this season. Meanwhile, the Jacksonville Jaguars were ten minutes away from a Super Bowl and now they’re a team in disrepair. Who refs the referees? As bad officiating has plagued the NFL this season, the issue highlights how NFL referees lack leadership. The Tennessee Titans have officially bench Marcus Mariota, the stingy Oakland Raiders face a tough Green Bay Packers team, and the Chicago Bears still can’t evaluate their quarterback. Follow us on Instagram, @TheGMShuffle! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Oct 17, 2019
Introducing The Next Big Idea
Ideas are coming at you every day from all directions. How can you process it all? You can start with The Next Big Idea. Host Rufus Griscom and legendary thought leaders Malcolm Gladwell, Adam Grant, Dan Pink, and Susan Cain, will be your personal “idea” curators. Open your mind and get ready for something big, because the right idea--at the right moment--has the power to transform your life. Listen now at​. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Oct 15, 2019
Week 6 Recap, Dallas Cowboys Disaster, Los Angeles Rams Are Bad
Every bad NFL team is trying to “Tank for Tua,” but the real college quarterback that teams should want is Joe Burrow. The Dallas Cowboys are a mess and have dropped their last 3 games, which is starting to put Jason Garrett’s job on the line. The Philadelphia Eagles secondary were lit up by Kirk Cousin and the Minnesota Vikings, the Houston Texans beat the Kansas City Chiefs, and the “Toilet Bowl” gave the Washington Redskins their first win of the season. All that and more on this episode of The GM Shuffle!

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Oct 14, 2019
Week 6 Preview, Redskins Culture Problem, Minshew Mania
The Washington Redskins have finally found a coach, but unfortunately their lack of success won’t change anytime soon. “Minshew Mania” has taken over Jacksonville, which has sparked the debate of whether Nick Foles should be traded away or stay in Jacksonville as the backup QB. The Kansas Chiefs have been described as the “Golden State Warriors of Football,” but that’s not the correct NBA team that the Chiefs should be compared too. Gronk becomes a Fox analyst, #DapGate gets resolved, and the guys preview the biggest games in week 6.

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Oct 10, 2019
Week 5 Recap, Mahomes Injury, McCaffrey Makes History, Packers beat Cowboys
Patrick Mahomes was injured in the Kansas City Chiefs loss to Indianapolis Colts, but that’s not the only issue that Kansas City should be worried about. The Dallas Cowboys loss to the Green Bay Packers because of incompetent coaching. The Oakland Raider upset the Chicago Bears, Teddy Bridgewater has a breakout day for the New Orleans Saints, and Christian McCaffrey’s huge day helps the Carolina Panthers fend off the Jacksonville Jaguars. Plus, we give out our weekly awards and decide which teams in the both the AFC and NFC will be heading to the playoffs at the end of the season.

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Oct 07, 2019
Week 5 Preview, Denver Broncos Culture Problem, Cowboys vs. Packers
John Elway’s lack of understanding “culture” has created a nightmare for the Denver Broncos and the only solution is to find a new GM. The Washington Redskins don’t have a plan at quarterback for Sunday’s game which should only expedite Jay Gruden’s exit from Washington DC. The Green Bay Packers and the Dallas Cowboys square off in this weekend’s marquee matchup and we’ll tell you whether to take the points or not. Vontaze Burfict is suspended for the rest of the NFL season, the NFL is filled with mediocre teams, and each team in the AFC South is 2-2. All that and more on The GM Shuffle!

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Oct 03, 2019
Week 4 Recap: Redskins & Falcons Are Desperate, Buccaneers Upset Rams, Kirk Cousins Isn’t Good, & more
Matt Ryan and the Atlanta Falcons are sitting at the bottom of the NFC South and Dan Quinn is starting to feel the heat. Jay Gruden and the Redskins drop another game, which signals Jay’s time in DC is coming to an end. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers upset the Los Angeles Rams highlighting once again that Jared Goff is overrated. Kirk Cousin and the Minnesota Vikings loss an ugly game to the Chicago Bears, the Denver Broncos & John Elway go “on the lam,” and the Kansas City Chiefs outlast the Detroit Lions.
Sep 30, 2019
The Baker Mayfield-Rex Ryan Feud, Melvin Gordon Returns, Jalen Ramsey Saga, Week 4 Preview
After 64 days Melvin Gordon is finally ending his holdout. Meanwhile, Jalen Ramsey drama continues to linger in Jacksonville. It doesn’t seem like Dwayne Haskins Jr. will start for the Redskins anytime soon, while Baker Mayfield and the Browns can’t seem to take criticism. We also preview the biggest matchups in week 4, including a Detroit Lions team that is not making too many mistakes, but is that enough to take down Pat Mahomes and the Kansas City Chiefs? All that and more on this week’s episode, featuring special guest Tate Frazier! 
Sep 26, 2019
Brown Released, Daniel Jones Mania in NY, Week 3 Recap
Antonio Brown was released by the Patriots which begs the question - will he ever play in the NFL again? Also, Detroit looks like they could be a good team this season while the Eagles search for answers. Plus, we discuss the problems with the Atlanta Falcons, Melvin Gordon’s ongoing holdout, Teddy Bridgewater’s first start, and much more!
Sep 23, 2019
Eli Benched, Ramsey Trade, QB Issues, Week 3 Preview
Eli Manning was benched and the Giants couldn’t have made a better decision. Trouble in Carolina and Pittsburgh: what are the futures of Cam Newton and Big Ben? The situation is Jacksonville is getting sticky, but is Jalen Ramsey the player the Jaguars want to trade? We’ll tell you why it’s their other star who should be shipped out of Florida. Some teams are in “improvement mode” while others are in “maintenance mode” and understanding the difference between the two could make or break an NFL season. Plus, a preview and gambling advice for the top matchups this week. 
Sep 19, 2019
Falcons/Eagles, Brees + Roethlisberger Injuries, Cowboys’ Legitimacy, Weekly Awards
Mike and Adnan react to the exciting ending of the Falcons vs. Eagles game. Mike and Adnan also discuss the Ben Roethlisberger and Drew Brees injuries. The Tennessee Titans have their own quarterback problem, but should they bench Mariota? Mike and Adnan discuss the legitimacy of the Dallas Cowboys, whether the Chicago Bears can win the NFC North, the possibility of Adam Vinatieri retiring before week 3, and they pick their top and bottom 3 teams in the NFL.
Sep 16, 2019
Antonio Brown: it gets worse, Week 2 preview, NFL & CFB betting advice
Mike and Adnan discuss the latest with Antonio Brown and speculate on whether he will be a distraction for the Patriots. A preview of Week 2 in the NFL including Colts @ Titans, Chargers @ Lions, Seahawks @ Steelers, Saints @ Rams, Eagles @ Falcons, Bears @ Broncos, and 49ers @ Bengals. Plus, gambling advice for the week, and which 8 teams realistically have a chance to win the Super Bowl? Also, some college preview with big games USC @ BYU and Ohio State @ Indiana. 

Sep 12, 2019
Antonio Brown Conspiracy Theories, Injury Updates, Week 1 Recap
Buckle up, real football has returned!  Mike and Adnan breakdown week 1 of the NFL season by diving into everything from Antonio Brown conspiracy theories, the performance of the Mayor of Munchkinland (Kyler Murray), and just how low can the Dolphins and Giants go.  
Sep 09, 2019
Ezekiel Elliot, Jared Goff, Betting Advice
Mike and Adnan react to the epic contract extensions for both Ezekiel Elliot and Jared Goff. Mike will let you know if these signings will be worth the money for both the Rams and Cowboys in the long term. Plus, Mike gives you betting advice for all the big games surrounding week one of the NFL season. Mike and Adnan also discuss how teams use the waiver wire to their advantage, the Houston Texans preseason trades and much more!
Sep 04, 2019
Andrew Luck, How to Bet For Week 1, Playoffs Expansion
Mike and Adnan discuss the shocking retirement of Andrew Luck and how it affects the Colts going forward. Mike and Adnan also take a look at possible Jadeveon Clowney trades, recap the latest episode of HBO’s “Hard Knocks,” discuss the possible expansion of the NFL playoffs, and they open up “The GM Shuffle Mail Bag!” Do you have a question for Mike? Email us at for your chance to have your question read on air!
Aug 28, 2019
Titans QB Situation, Head Coaches Who Will Get Fired, Giveaway Players
On this episode of The GM Shuffle, Mike and Adnan review the 2016 Titans/Rams trade and how it worked out for both sides. Spoiler Alert: It was a good trade for the Rams. They also look at the betting odds of which NFL head coach will be the first to be fired this season. Mike and Adnan explore the idea of “Giveaway vs. Trade-away” players, how holding penalties will kill offenses this season, and review the latest episode of “Hard Knocks.” Do you have a question for Mike? Email us at for your chance to have your question read on air!
Aug 22, 2019
Dak's Prescott's quest for 40, Antonio Brown's feet, and Andrew Luck's UN-luck
Mike and Adnan have a lot of opinions regarding last night’s episode of Hard Knocks. Mike also has a solution for Antonio Brown’s foot injury and it doesn’t include having a personal trainer. Mike and Adnan discuss the Dak Prescott contract situation, Andrew Luck’s latest injury, the possibility of Eli Manning playing 16 regular games, and why “The” Ohio State might force this podcast to change its name. Do you have a question for Mike? Well then email us at TheGMShuffle@gmail.comfor your chance to have your question read on air!
Aug 14, 2019
Tom Brady, Ezekiel Elliots saga continues, GMS Mailbag!
What Philadelphia celebrity did Mike see in Australia last week? We’ll give you a hint, it wasn’t Hall OR Oates. On this episode, Mike and Adnan discuss Tom Brady’s contract extension, provide an update to the Ezekiel Elliot mess and remember the late NFL writer, Don Banks. Mike and Adnan also discuss the NFL Hall of Fame ceremony and what stood out to them from this year’s induction ceremony.
Aug 07, 2019
The Ezekiel Elliot Saga, Camp Movement, and The NY Giants Wide Receiver Woes
On this episode of The GM Shuffle, Mike is broadcasting from down under! That’s right, they’re bringing this show to you from Melbourne, Australia! Join Mike and Adnan as they discuss Ezekiel Elliot’s contract situation, take a look at the Giants wide receiver problems, and take a dive into the NFL’s focus on holding penalties for the 2019-2020 season. Plus, do you have a question for Mike? If so, email us at with all your questions about the NFL and football. This week Mike opens up the The GM Shuffle Mailbag to answer a question about a practice management.
Jul 31, 2019
Roger Goodell Thinks He Knows, But He Doesn’t
Mike can’t believe two things: The first - how is it that Odell Beckham Jr. can feel “disrespected” after being trade? The second - how is Roger Goodell so bad a disciplining players? On this episode of The GM Shuffle, Mike and Adnan are in disbelief at the commissioners inaction towards the Tyreek Hill allegations. Mike and Adnan also look at the PFFs top 10 QBs going into the 2019 season, the “Detroit Patriots” moniker, and they discuss the best offensive head coaches in the NFL.
Jul 24, 2019
The Madden 20 QB Ratings are Perfect
On this episode of The GM Shuffle, Mike and Adnan discuss the likelihood of the NFL expanding to an 18 game regular season. They also discuss Ezekiel Elliott’s contract holdout, the Paul George and Russell Westbrook trades, critique the newly released Madden QB ratings, and decide which NFL teams have the best defensive coordinators.
Jul 17, 2019
Beware of the Bill Belichick "trifecta"!
Mike and Adnan sit down and scan the NFL and much more, covering the dreaded Bill Belichick "Trifecta", coaches ratings, the US Women's Gold Cup victory, Joey Chestnut, the NBA free agency madness, Gronk, and who know what else.  Fasten your seat belts.  
Jul 10, 2019
Mitch Trubisky: The Hottest Bet For MVP?
Mike and Adnan take a deep dive into how Mitch Trubisky became Vegas’ hottest bet to win MVP this season. They also take a look at how the new XFL rules will differ from the NFL, finish reviewing Chris Simms’ list of the top 40 Quarterbacks in the NFL, and briefly recap the NBA Draft. Finally, they take a look at Joey Chestnut’s odds to reclaim his hotdog throne for this year’s “Nathan’s Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest 2019!”
Jul 03, 2019
Tom Brady's the 9th best QB in the league!?
Chris Simms has released most of his list for the Top 40 Quarterbacks in the NFL and Tom Brady is 9th. Let's just say that Mike doesn't agree. Mike and Adnan take a look at the over/under in the AFC North, discuss the NFL's new pass interference rule, and recap the NBA Draft.  
Jun 26, 2019
The Anthony Davis Trade Would Never Happen In The NFL
The Oakland Raiders are going to be on Hard Knocks and Mike is ecstatic about it! Plus, Adnan’s hometown Toronto Raptors have won their first championship, but the Anthony Davis trade is the story dominating sports media. Would a trade like this ever happen in the NFL? Find out! Mike and Adnan also discuss John Fox’s comments regarding the Chicago Bears offseason, look at the over/under for the NFC North, and talk about which NFL cities are most deserving of a Super Bowl title.
Jun 19, 2019
No Player Is Worth What They’re Getting Paid. It’s The Market.
On this week’s episode of The GM Shuffle, find out what Mike thinks of Joe Douglas’ future with the NY Jets! Also, Mike and Adnan discuss the tricky situation for the Houston Texans, look at the over/under of the AFC West and decide on whether it was a good move for the Eagles to extend Carson Wentz’s contract. Plus, Kevin Durant is injured and Mike and Adnan have a few ideas on where he will sign during the NBA offseason!
Jun 12, 2019
Don’t Buy The Hype of Camp!
If there’s one lesson Mike wants you to take away from this week’s episode, it’s “don’t buy the hype of camp!” Mike and Adnan discuss Todd Gurley’s concerning knee injury, whether there’s a need for four preseason games, and if the Jets are going to pick the right personnel this offseason. Plus, Mike and Adnan take a look at the over/under of the NFC West and give their list of breakout defenses for the upcoming Fantasy Football season. 
Jun 05, 2019
Jon Gruden Would Make The Worst Farmer
Mike wants to make one thing perfectly clear – Donovan McNabb deserves to be in the Hall of Fame. On this week’s episode Mike and Adnan discuss Richie Incognito signing with the Oakland Raiders, the impact Bart Starr had on the NFL, and why Ndamukong Suh won’t help Tampa Bay’s season. Also, they take a look at the over/under of the AFC South and preview the breakout Tight Ends for the upcoming fantasy football season. 
May 29, 2019
Peyton or Magic: “The guy running your team can’t be the laziest guy on the team.”
There’s no way in the world that Peyton Manning will work for the Jets, but Mike and Adnan will definitely work to make you money as they look at the over/under for the NFC South. Plus, Kurt Warner says that Russell Wilson isn’t a top-five NFL QB, but is he right? Mike and Adnan also look at how Washington might replace Reuben Foster, reveal their list for breakout Fantasy Football quarterbacks, and provide a full recap of the final episode of Game of Thrones - even though neither of them have ever seen an episode prior to the series finale.
May 22, 2019
Jets Fans, This Is The Best News You’ll Hear All Offseason
On this special bonus episode of The GM Shuffle, Mike and Adnan break down the dysfunction surrounding the New York Jets and why firing GM Mike Maccagnan is the best move the Jets will make this offseason. Mike isn’t saying he called - but, he called it!
May 15, 2019
Is Gronk Coming Back to the NFL?
Rob Gronkowski may have retired from the NFL, but Mike isn’t ruling out a possible return for New England’s former Tight End. Plus, Mike knows exactly who to blame for the current dysfunction surrounding the Green Bay Packers, but does Adnan agree? Mike also reveals his list of breakout Running Backs for this year’s fantasy football season and the guys take a look at the over/under for AFC East.
May 15, 2019
Who Did Lombardi Piss Off This Week?
Mike has some choice words for Tommy Tuberville after the former Auburn coach criticized him for saying their program “might be the worst offense in football.” Plus, Jerry Jones thinks this year’s Dallas Cowboys will be better than last year, but do Mike and Adnan agree? Also, it’s never too early to start putting together your fantasy lineup, so The GM Shuffle has you covered, as Mike unveils his list of the top 5 breakout wide receivers for this year’s fantasy football season.
May 08, 2019
The Most Absurd Picks and Biggest Steals of the 2019 NFL Draft!
George R.R. Martin wasn’t the only one questioning the New York Giants controversial draft selections. In fact, Mike doesn’t think their GM Dave Gettleman should even be allowed to talk to the media without a lawyer present! Mike and Adnan break down the best and worst picks from this year’s NFL draft, explain why it’s better for most player to go undrafted as they enter the league, and Mike speaks out on the NFL’s handling of the Tyreek Hill situation.
May 01, 2019
If Kyler Murray doesn’t go #1 in the NFL draft, there will be more than four first-round trades.
How many trades will there be in the first round? According to Mike it all depends on who the Arizona Cardinals pick first. Also, Adnan and Mike talk about the failing culture surrounding the Detroit Lions, Donovan McNabb's comments regarding Carson Wentz, and the release of the 2019 NFL schedule. 
Apr 25, 2019
Kyler Murray May Slip from #1 and Mike’s Top NFL Draft Picks at Each Position.
Mike knows the exact the reason why the Arizona Cardinals are backing away from top QB prospect, Kyler Murray. Also, Adnan and Mike list the top draft picks at each position and Mike gives his pick for the best draft prospect that's on no one else’s radar right now.
Apr 23, 2019
The Best Player in the 2019 NFL Draft is...
Everybody thinks the Cardinals are taking Kyler Murray at #1, but that's not who Mike thinks is the best player in the draft. Also, Adnan and Mike talk Russell Wilson, Jon Gruden's plan for the Oakland Raiders, Adam Thielen's contract extension with the Minnesota Vikings and Tiger Woods' career comeback.
Apr 17, 2019
NFL writer Peter King and the draft breakdown
In this kickoff episode of the GM Shuffle, Mike sits down with legendary NFL writer Peter King to discuss the upcoming draft and the strategies that take place behind closed doors, Kyler Murray’s ascension to the possible #1 pick, OBJ and Antonio Brown’s explosive offseasons, and much more.  And, be sure to tune in next week and beyond as co-host Adnan Virk joins Mike as they tackle a wide range of topics within the world of the NFL and break down everything listeners and fans need to know about players, coaches, organizations, the draft, free agency, and all the NFL storylines.  
Apr 10, 2019
Introduction to The GM Shuffle
Throughout his three-decade long career with the NFL, Mike Lombardi worked as an NFL executive with the San Francisco 49ers, Cleveland Browns, Philadelphia Eagles, and Oakland Raiders alongside NFL legends including Bill Belichick, Bill Walsh and Al Davis.   

On The GM Shuffle, Lombardi and co-host Adnan Virk will tackle a wide range of topics weekly within the world of the NFL and break down everything listeners and fans need to know about players, coaches, organizations, the draft, free agency, and all the NFL storylines in a way that only they could with the success and credibility they bring to the podcast audience.  

The GM Shuffle launches on April 10 with new episodes every Wednesday.
Apr 09, 2019