The Washington Football Talk podcast is anchored by NBC Sports Washington's Washington Football Insider JP Finlay and highlights all members of our coverage team including Mitch Tischler and Pete Hailey along with plenty of others. Finlay will also reach out to a host of outside influencers both in the D.C. media and the national landscape. With a strong set of personal relationships built on years covering the team, Finlay brings a fresh and engaging style to interviews with players, coaches and alumni for the podcast.
THE 2021 SCHEDULE POD: Running through the main takeaways from Washington's slate and predicting every single game
You've known Washington's opponents, but now you know their ENTIRE 2021 schedule, and JP Finlay, Mitch Tischler and Pete Hailey are here to take you through it all in this edition of their program. That said, before doing that, the guys give a quick take on the team signing new left tackle Charles Leno, but then it's schedule time. Each host outlines their main takeaway from Washington's slate of opponents and from there, week by week, JP, Mitch and Pete assess every matchup and deliver their predictions for each result. By the end, you'll have their records for the Burgundy and Gold as well as plenty of analysis (some that's useful and some that's, uh, not). Then, to close, they get in an argument over something that Pete brings up and break out their 100 Chips regarding who'll be the offense's starting QB by Week 1. If you like podcasts where Mike Shanahan causes lots of tension and JP drops the word "bifurcates," then this is the episode for you.
Getting Mike Tirico's thoughts on where Washington is headed, Ryan Fitzpatrick at QB, Chase Young and more
This Washington Football Talk begins with JP Finlay, Mitch Tischler and Pete Hailey each giving a prediction about the Burgundy and Gold's schedule — the full thing will be released this Wednesday — before tossing to the first of two interviews in this installment, which features the legendary Mike Tirico. While talking with Tirico, the guys get his thoughts on where Washington is going and how they fit into the NFC East, why he's confident that Ryan Fitzpatrick can get it done under center, what he made of Chase Young as a rookie and a few other topics. They also have Tirico preview the upcoming Preakness as well as his role in the upcoming Tokyo Olympics. After that, you'll get the trio's interview with Brian Hall. Who's Brian Hall, you ask? Oh, just the guy who sat in Roger Goodell's recliner on the first night of the NFL Draft. You'll enjoy Brian's recounting of that experience. If you like podcasts where Mitch asks Mike Tirico a truly hard-hitting, drinks-related question and you get an exclusive review of the commissioner's furniture, then this is the episode for you.
Evaluating a hypothetical trade for Aaron Rodgers and interviewing Scott Turner about his new offensive personnel
Though the draft is over, there's still more to discuss about it, which is how this Washington Football Talk with JP Finlay, Mitch Tischler and Pete Hailey begins. JP opens up by tying up some loose ends, Pete brings you up to speed on the lone undrafted free agent the club signed, and then the trio looks at a hypothetical trade for Aaron Rodgers as well as the biggest winners and losers on Washington's roster as it relates to the draft. After that, they toss to their interview with Scott Turner, the team's offensive coordinator, to get his thoughts on everything from Dyami Brown to Ryan Fitzpatrick to reuniting with Curtis Samuel. If you like podcasts where Pete saves the show from veering into First Take territory and you already get some early analysis on who will and won't make the 2021 roster, then this is the episode for you.
DRAFT POD, DAY 3: Reacting to Washington's full 2021 Draft class and JP's 1-on-1 with Ron Rivera
This is the final pod of the draft. I'm too exhausted to type a funny summary. Just listen to this. You'll love it. -Pete
DRAFT POD, DAY 2: Analyzing Washington's newest tackle, DB and wideout — and explaining why there's no new QB
Well that was a hell of a Friday for the Washington Football Team! JP Finlay, Mitch Tischler and Pete Hailey are back for their second draft podcast of 2021, and this one is all about Sam Cosmi, Benjamin St-Juste and Dyami Brown. The guys bring you up to speed on Ron Rivera's newest lineman, defensive back and wide receiver, and pick their favorite of the three selections. In the midst of that, you'll get JP's 1-on-1 with Cosmi, which is the sort of special access you're used to from this show. After those segments, the hosts explain why Washington didn't take a QB through Days 1 and 2, and then zip through a ton of other topics, including RG3's cheapshot on Kirk Cousins, another sign of Bruce Allen's incompetency and Pete's worrisome memory loss. If you like podcasts where Mitch quotes Macbeth and there's a follow-up debate about Rivera's wardrobe, then this is the episode for you.
THE JAMIN DAVIS POD: Everything you need to know about Washington's new LB, including an exclusive interview with him
JP Finlay, Mitch Tischler and Pete Hailey have the first of three Washington Football Talks for you over draft weekend, and it's focused mostly on first-round pick Jamin Davis. After giving their quick take on Davis' arrival, the guys toss to JP's 1-on-1 with him, where you get an excellent of sense of who he is right off the bat. Once that ends, the trio discusses Davis further, the other players Washington considered, how much the team pondered moving up for a QB and, yes, Aaron Rodgers. Mitch also gives an update on his Twitter-less life, which has a funny new twist. If you like podcasts where you get to hear from a brand new Burgundy and Gold defender moments after his dream came true, then this is the episode for you. Also, Pete's miserable with his cat again. Keep him in your thoughts.