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Fourteen-year NFL Vet Greg Olsen chronicles the evolution of the Tight End through conversations with the players who revolutionized the position. Spanning from 1960 to 2020, Greg interviews both Hall of Famers and modern-day superstars to learn about the moments that shaped their success on and off the field. Guests include: Travis Kelce, George Kittle, Shannon Sharpe, Tony Gonzalez, Cole Kmet, Mike Ditka, and Ozzie Newsome.

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Fourteen-year NFL Vet Greg Olsen chronicles the evolution of the Tight End through conversations with the players who revolutionized the position. Spanning from 1960 to 2020, Greg interviews both Hall of Famers and modern-day superstars to learn about the moments that shaped their success on and off the field. Guests include: Travis Kelce, George Kittle, Shannon Sharpe, Tony Gonzalez, Cole Kmet, Mike Ditka, and Ozzie Newsome.

    George Kittle (2017-2020)

    George Kittle (2017-2020)

    Fresh off an off-season workout, George Kittle joins the podcast to talk about his journey to the league's emerging superstar tight end. George reflects on his family’s athleticism, his father coaching of all his teams and how his size impacted his recruiting out of high school. At Iowa, they talk the stacked tight end room and how his offensive linemen mentality helped him thrive. Finally, the guys remember their head-to-head matchup in George’s first game in the NFL and how he'll chance to change the way the positioned is valued for years to come. 
    TE1 is presented by Chevy Silverado. This episode is also brought to you by Bud Light Seltzer. 
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    NOTE: This episode was recorded before Kittle signed his extension with the 49ers. 

    • 1 u.
    Travis Kelce (2013-2020)

    Travis Kelce (2013-2020)

    Super Bowl Champion Travis Kelce joins Greg to talk about his career and give a shout out to everyone he’s encountered along the way. From growing up in Cleveland Heights, to running the wildcat at University of Cincinnati, Kelce talks about how his experience as a QB helped shape his transition to the tight end position. Travis tells some amazing stories about getting picked off on his only pass attempt, his love of bubble screens and what it was like to break Greg’s record for consecutive 1000-yard seasons. Shout out to this episode, it’s a good one.
    TE1 is presented by Chevy Silverado. 
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    NOTE: This episode was recorded before Travis Kelce signed his extension with the Chiefs. 

    • 1 u. 3 min.
    Tony Gonzalez (1997-2013)

    Tony Gonzalez (1997-2013)

    Tony Gonzalez is arguably the greatest tight end in NFL history. His career stats are only outmatched by his unwavering positive attitude. Greg talks to Tony about growing up in Southern California as a two-sport athlete and how his friends teased him for splitting the local paper’s Athlete of the Year award with some golfer named Tiger. Tony reflects on catching passes from Troy Aikman in a pre-draft workout and his struggles when he first got into the league. Finally, Greg talks with Tony about how he was so good, he had to negotiate against himself to set the tight end market.  
    TE1 is presented by Chevy Silverado. 
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    NOTE: This episode was recorded before George Kittle and Travis Kelce signed new contracts with their respective teams.

    • 1 u. 6 min.
    Shannon Sharpe (1990-2003)

    Shannon Sharpe (1990-2003)

    Before he was going toe-to-toe with Skip, Shannon Sharpe was the standard bearer for the modern NFL tight end. From humble beginning on his grandparents’ farm in Georgia, Shannon talks through his football journey that led him to Canton. After being fed up with getting hit in the backfield, Shannon thrived after moving from running back to tight end. When his high school coach talked him out of the going to the army, Shannon became an undeniable talent at Savannah State. He talks about his unspoken trust with John Elway, how he approached every practice and what it was like to break Ozzie Newsome’s all-time receiving record when playing for the Ravens.
    TE1 is presented by Chevy Silverado. 
    Get 15% off NFLSundayTicket.tv with promo code GREG88
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    • 1 u. 5 min.
    Ozzie Newsome (1978-1990)

    Ozzie Newsome (1978-1990)

    Greg speaks with Hall of Famer Ozzie Newsome, one of the most successful people both on the field and in the front office. Greg learns about Ozzie’s mind-set when his elementary school in Alabama was integrated and how his relationship with the great Bear Bryant changed his life. Ozzie talks about his transition to tight end in Cleveland, working with a young Bill Belichick and how his first office in Baltimore was a police barrack. Kind, soft spoken and wildly magnetic, Ozzie Newsome perfectly synthesizes how America could be better off if we supported our fellow citizens like teams do in an NFL locker room. 
    TE1 is presented by Chevy Silverado. 
    Get 15% off NFLSundayTicket.tv with promo code GREG88
    For more great podcasts check out BlueWirePods.com

    • 51 min.
    Mike Ditka (1961-1972)

    Mike Ditka (1961-1972)

    To kick off TE1, Greg breaks down the history and evolution of the tight end position before speaking  with Hall of Famer Mike Ditka. Before Super Bowl Shuffles and SNL Sketches, Ditka had over 1,000 yards receiving and 12 touchdowns in his rookie year with the Bears… in freakin’ 1961. Greg talks with Coach about growing up in Pennsylvania where he struggled to hit curveballs and guard Jerry West on the basketball court. They weave through his time with the Bears, his lost years with the Eagles and how “a man named Landry”  brought him down to Dallas and changed the course of his life.  
    TE1 is presented by Chevy Silverado. 
    Get 15% off NFLSundayTicket.tv with promo code GREG88
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    • 30 min.

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