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Chris Simms takes an unfiltered look at the NFL, featuring player access, unabashed opinion, X&O film breakdown, and stories from a life in and around football.

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Chris Simms takes an unfiltered look at the NFL, featuring player access, unabashed opinion, X&O film breakdown, and stories from a life in and around football.

    #138 - #AskMeAnything: Love>Tua, Jon Gruden nightmares & Toilet paper alternatives

    #138 - #AskMeAnything: Love>Tua, Jon Gruden nightmares & Toilet paper alternatives

    We open the mailbag to answer your questions, especially the ones that make Ahmed uncomfortable.

    (3:30) QB Draft Ranks: Chris defends why he has Tua Tagovailoa #4 and why Jalen Hurts didn’t make the cut

    (11:05) Cam Newton & Jameis Winston: Chris calls B.S. on the Panthers, the Dolphins are a Cam sleeper, and have coaches given up on fixing Jameis?

    (18:45) Draft: Do the 49ers go WR? Re-ranking the 2018 QB class. What draft bust was dealt a bad hand?

    (27:55) Raiders: Who will the QB be at the end of this season? Is Marcus Mariota better than Derek Carr? And how Jon Gruden used to literally give Chris nightmares.

    (31:15) Ahmed scouts where Chris would have ranked among the 2020 QB prospects, and he does not pull any punches

    (33:20) Texans: After losing DeAndre Hopkins, is Houston still the AFC South favorite?

    (36:50) Giants: How much of a leap can Daniel Jones make this year?

    (39:10) Steelers: Do we buy that Ben Roethlisberger’s arm is in better shape now?

    (41:35) Lions: Chris weighs in on Matt Patricia vs Darius Slay. Would Ahmed get a neck tattoo to guarantee a Lions Super Bowl?

    (50:35) Simms Memories: What were the toughest and easiest defensive schemes he faced? When did Chris decide to retire?

    (56:00) Legs & Ass: Chris picks his best in the 2020 Draft, and Ahmed picks his best in the NFL.

    (1:01:15) What team would Chris play QB for right now?

    (1:03:20) Eagles: Why haven’t they signed any help for Carson Wentz?

    (1:06:30) If every NFL QB got into a bar fight, who comes out on top?

    (1:09:00) If Chris or Ahmed ran out of toilet paper, what would they use next?

    • 1 hr 12 min
    #137 - NFL Draft 2020 QB Rankings; Cam Newton released by Panthers

    #137 - NFL Draft 2020 QB Rankings; Cam Newton released by Panthers

    Simms reveals his QB ranks for this year's Draft prospects and makes Ahmed's jaw drop.

    (1:00) Ahmed admits to some strange showering habits

    (3:00) Chris explains why he was right about Patrick Mahomes and wrong about Daniel Jones

    (8:45) QB #5 - Jacob Eason “His type of quarterback is a dying breed”

    (14:50) QB #4 - Tua Tagovailoa “He plays small. He plays very small.”

    (22:30) QB #3 - Jordan Love “You could argue he has the highest ceiling of all the QBs in this draft.”

    (32:25) QB #2 Justin Herbert “He’s got the best arm of all of these guys.”

    (42:30) QB #1 Joe Burrow “The cleanest film I’ve ever seen from a college quarterback.”

    (49:30) How do the Tiers of the Top 5 break down? Is Burrow a cut above?

    (51:45) Where would Kyler Murray & Drew Lock rank among this year's prospects?

    (53:45) Sleepers who didn't make the Top 5

    (56:25) Panthers cut Cam Newton - What is his ideal landing spot?

    • 1 hr 1 min
    #136 – Free Agency Winners, AFC East favorite & Brady Feud

    #136 – Free Agency Winners, AFC East favorite & Brady Feud

    Chris is in studio while Ahmed checks in from his Detroit Lions-clad man cave to break down free agency news.

    (4:35) Tom Brady to the Bucs: Ahmed wins a bet, and does Brady fit in Bruce Arians’ offense?

    (14:45) Who are now the favorites in the AFC East & NFC South? Who finishes with a better record: Bucs or Pats?

    (20:35) Top 5 Free Agency Winners (so far)

    (57:20) Robin Hood - Free Agency: Chris sheds light on some underrated signings

    (1:05:10) Brady Feud: Ahmed guesses the Top 5 best things about being the Bucs starting QB

    • 1 hr 15 min
    #135 - Brady to the Bucs, DeAndre Hopkins vs Bill O'Brien, is Cam getting cut?

    #135 - Brady to the Bucs, DeAndre Hopkins vs Bill O'Brien, is Cam getting cut?

    Florio & Simms break down all angles of Tom Brady to the Bucs, along with other breaking free agency news.

    (3:20) Tom Brady is going to the Buccaneers; Was Jameis Winston one drive away from keeping his job? Florio is really excited by Tampa's schedule

    (14:20) Does Brady want to reunite with Antonio Brown?

    (16:45) Did DeAndre Hopkins and Bill O’Brien have a falling out?

    (25:15) Cam Newton trade rumors; Will the Panthers end up cutting him?

    (31:35) The Cowboys want Emmanuel Sanders

    (34:20) The Bengals are spending in free agency, as promised

    (37:30) How Coronavirus is delaying physicals and impacting free agency

    • 47 min
    #134 - Tom Brady says goodbye to Pats, Cam trade & Colts sign Rivers

    #134 - Tom Brady says goodbye to Pats, Cam trade & Colts sign Rivers

    Florio & Simms break down a big day of quarterback news, starting with Brady's stunning exit from New England.

    (1:40) Tom Brady has left the Patriots; is he headed to the Buccaneers?

    (9:40) Is Jameis Winston stuck being a backup?

    (13:45) Panthers sign Teddy Bridgewater; will they find a trade partner for Cam Newton?

    (21:20) Colts sign Philip Rivers; will they try to trade Jacoby Brissett?

    (28:00) Are the Bears left deciding between Andy Dalton & Nick Foles?

    • 37 min
    #133 - Free Agency Day 1: DeAndre Hopkins & DeForest Buckner traded, Bears hunt for QB

    #133 - Free Agency Day 1: DeAndre Hopkins & DeForest Buckner traded, Bears hunt for QB

    On a wild first day of free agency tampering, Simms and Florio react to all the news.

    (0:55) 49ers trade DeForest Buckner to the Colts

    (6:45) What would Philip Rivers cost the Colts?

    (10:05) Trade rumors for the Vikings and Stefon Diggs

    (19:15) Which QB is best for the Bears: Teddy Bridgewater, Nick Foles or Andy Dalton?

    (24:50) Jack Conklin agrees to big deal with the Browns

    (29:45) After being traded to the Cardinals, DeAndre Hopkins is looking for a new contract

    • 34 min

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