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The Athletic’s flagship football podcast covers the NFL like only The Athletic can. Robert Mays is joined by a team of world class NFL writers and analysts including Lindsay Jones, Sheil Kapadia, Nate Tice, Diante Lee and more. They’ll break down the biggest stories throughout the world of football. Whether it’s happening on the field, or behind-the-scenes, you’ll get an in-depth look at the NFL season and NFL Draft on The Athletic Football Show.

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The Athletic’s flagship football podcast covers the NFL like only The Athletic can. Robert Mays is joined by a team of world class NFL writers and analysts including Lindsay Jones, Sheil Kapadia, Nate Tice, Diante Lee and more. They’ll break down the biggest stories throughout the world of football. Whether it’s happening on the field, or behind-the-scenes, you’ll get an in-depth look at the NFL season and NFL Draft on The Athletic Football Show.

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    Mailbag: How to study defense, building the ultimate D coordinator, competence vs. competitiveness, Eagles & Colts plans & more

    Mailbag: How to study defense, building the ultimate D coordinator, competence vs. competitiveness, Eagles & Colts plans & more

    Our own defensive guru Diante Lee is this week's Mailbag guest as he answers YOUR emails and voicemails regarding how to learn about defense by watching tape, building the ultimate Frankenstein defensive coordinator, the value of competing for a championship vs. rebuilding, plans for the Eagles and Colts and more with host Robert Mays.
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    • 1 hr 14 min
    Reviewing the 2021 QB class heading into year two

    Reviewing the 2021 QB class heading into year two

    Where do the 2021 rookie QBs stand after one season? Robert Mays and Nate Tice look back at the film and discuss what we’ve learned, both good and bad, from Trevor Lawrence, Zac Wilson, Justin Fields, Mac Jones, Davis Mills and Trey Lance.
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    • 1 hr 34 min
    Most valuable QB draft 2022 with Lindsay Jones & Nate Tice

    Most valuable QB draft 2022 with Lindsay Jones & Nate Tice

    The most valuable QB draft is back! Robert Mays, Nate Tice and Lindsay Jones draft the NFL’s top QB’s based on traits, age and contract. What did the trio learn from last year? Who will go No. 1? Which QBs didn’t make the cut? Tune in to hear their top 15. 
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    • 1 hr 25 min
    Mailbag: Benjamin Solak talks best & worst team situations, Sean Payton trade value, Eagles & Jalen Hurts, underrated 2022 games & more

    Mailbag: Benjamin Solak talks best & worst team situations, Sean Payton trade value, Eagles & Jalen Hurts, underrated 2022 games & more

    The Ringer's Benjamin Solak returns to The Athletic Football Show as Robert Mays opens up the Mailbag, full of Solak-specific questions concerning the Eagles' future, compensation for Sean Payton, the most underrated matchups on the 2022 schedule, the team's viral schedule release videos and much more!
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    • 1 hr 35 min
    Examining how NFL executives view the 32 draft classes with Mike Sando

    Examining how NFL executives view the 32 draft classes with Mike Sando

    What do NFL executives think about the 32 draft classes? Mike Sando joins Robert Mays to discuss the unfiltered conversations he had with teams across the league. Is everyone really applauding the Ravens? Should the Titans have tried to trade Derrick Henry instead? They dive into the executives’ evaluations as well as Tom Brady’s contract with Fox and much more. 
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    • 1 hr 37 min
    Mailbag: Super Bowl long shots, active Hall of Fame coaches, picking who to root for, podcast behind the scenes & more

    Mailbag: Super Bowl long shots, active Hall of Fame coaches, picking who to root for, podcast behind the scenes & more

    Lindsay Jones is this week's Mailbag guest as she and Robert Mays answer your questions regarding which team is the 'Rich Strike' of the upcoming NFL season as a Super Bowl long shot, which current NFL coaches could be Pro Football Hall of Fame worthy, a question regarding the QB saturation around the league, insight as to how the postgame episodes of TAFS are produced and more!
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    • 1 hr 12 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
108 Ratings

108 Ratings

BaconAndEggs13 ,

Robert and Nate

Robert Mays is the best NFL Podcast host around. His multiple takes on a scenario, whether that is analytics, old school, how it affects the players, or technical football discussion is second to none for the variety and being well rounded. His guests (Lindsay, Lance, Mitch, Bill, and others) complement the stories and angles that are being discussed and cover a wide variety of aspects of Football.

Nate Tice has immediate chemistry with Robert and provides a variety of view points from being a college QB, staffer on multiple NFL football teams, and being a son of a long time NFL coach. That he is able to relate and communicate his knowledge and experience on multiple aspects of football is impressive, more so with only being involved in Media a short period of time.

As well, the draft coverage this year with Dane was exceptional. His knowledge of prospects is second to none and he is able to articulate the scouting process like no other.

williamjehoward ,

Part of my daily routine

Love this pod. Robert and his wide array of guests breakdown everything that is happening in football in an accessible and light hearted manner. My go to pod on the walk to/from picking up the kids from school. Keep up the good work!

connor_g2 ,

Great

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