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You want the boldest NFL takes? You got ’em. Former NFL scout John Middlekauff delivers his no-holds-barred opinions on the top stories in both pro and college football. Follow John and The Volume Sports on Twitter and YouTube for daily content all season long. Subscribe and follow now!

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    • 4.8 • 2.6K Ratings

You want the boldest NFL takes? You got ’em. Former NFL scout John Middlekauff delivers his no-holds-barred opinions on the top stories in both pro and college football. Follow John and The Volume Sports on Twitter and YouTube for daily content all season long. Subscribe and follow now!

    3 & Out - Holdouts in SF, What's going on with Watson, Pittsburgh is getting the draft

    3 & Out - Holdouts in SF, What's going on with Watson, Pittsburgh is getting the draft

    John dives into the issues surrounding the 49ers and how the holdout and contract situations will likely play out, how the Browns are telling the media one thing and what they are seeing is something completely different when it comes to Deshaun Watson, will Matt Stafford get a new contract, and the NFL giving Pittsburgh the draft next year. Lastly, John does an early Fugazi Friday segment.

    Later, John answers your questions on this episode's mailbag segment

    6:14 - Holdouts in SF

    16:02 - Watson isn't practicing

    17:29 - Matt Stafford's contract

    25:40 - Pittsburgh gets the draft

    29:49 - Fugazi Friday

    33:37 - Mailbag

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    • 56 min
    3 & Out - Will Fields start, Pressure on the Jets, Jaden Rashada is suing Napier

    3 & Out - Will Fields start, Pressure on the Jets, Jaden Rashada is suing Napier

    John dives into the latest with the storylines surrounding the Steelers, Justin Fields, and Russell Wilson on who will be the starter week one. Later, John discussed the pressure on the Jets and what should be expected from New York if Aaron Rodgers is healthy all season, and lastly, does Jaden Rashada have a case to sue Billy Napier over not getting 13-million dollars on NIL deals.

    Later, John answers your questions on this episode's mailbag segment

    5:58 - Fields and the Steelers

    16:22 - Pressure on the Jets

    25:35 - Jaden Rashada sues over NIL deal

    39:29 - Mailbag

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    • 1 hr 9 min
    3 & Out - Michael Lombardi joins, Quarterback contracts, OTA's, Marvin Harrison Jr. is getting sued

    3 & Out - Michael Lombardi joins, Quarterback contracts, OTA's, Marvin Harrison Jr. is getting sued

    John dives into quarterback contracts and how they are extremely different than any other position in the NFL and if the Dolphins should rush to give Tua a new contract. Next, John talks about how teams should handle rookies during OTA's, and what's going on with Marvin Harrison Jr. and Fanatics.

    Later, John is joined by the former NFL GM Michael Lombardi.

    7:05 - Quarterback contracts

    19:31 - OTA's

    28:26 - Marvin Harrison Jr. vs. Fanatics

    33:23 - Michael Lombardi

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    • 1 hr 8 min
    Go Low - PGA Championship Reaction, Xander Schauffele wins, Scottie Scheffler arrested

    Go Low - PGA Championship Reaction, Xander Schauffele wins, Scottie Scheffler arrested

    John Middlekauff reacts to Xander Schauffele winning the 2024 PGA Championship for his first major. Plus John dives into Bryson DeChambeau's run on Sunday to almost force a playoff, and Scottie Scheffler's arrest and his mugshot going viral on social media over the weekend.

    7:42 - Xander wins the PGA Championship

    14:22 - Bryson DeCambeau gave it a run

    20:19 - Scottie Scheffler's arrest reaction

    27:36 - LIV-PGA merger

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    • 40 min
    3 & Out - Best Of - Rookie QB update, Who can challenge KC, Netflix and NBC

    3 & Out - Best Of - Rookie QB update, Who can challenge KC, Netflix and NBC

    John recaps his best of the week by talking about how the top rookie QB's performed during rookie mini-camp (5:01), how the Lions did right by Jared Goff by giving him his massive contract extension and what it could mean for other QB's in the market (23:05), now that the schedule has been released, can anyone compete with KC this year (39:21), and Netflix has gotten into the NFL game (55:56).

    Follow John on Twitter, Instagram and YouTube for the latest. Check out Gametime - the fastest growing ticketing app in the US, and the official ticketing app of 3 & Out and GoLow -  for tickets to all of your favorite NFL, NBA, NHL, NCAA teams. Concert and comedy show tickets, too. Go to Gametime now to create an account, download the app and use code JOHN for $20 off your first purchase. #Volume #Herd
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    • 56 min
    3 & Out - NFL schedule overreaction, Trey Lance, Fugazi Friday

    3 & Out - NFL schedule overreaction, Trey Lance, Fugazi Friday

    John dives into how once the schedule gets released so many people go through the teams wins and losses for the upcoming season however so many different factors will change by week 3 or 4 and the opponent is almost irrelevant. John also talks about how the Panthers and Patriots aren't favored in any games this season and if the 49ers should be favored over KC despite losing most of their recent match-ups. Later, John reacts to the Cowboys going "all-in" on Trey Lance during camp to find out if he will have any value to them, and finally John goes through your Fugazi Friday comments.

    Later, John answers your questions in this episode's mailbag segment.

    5:48 - NFL schedule overreaction

    17:13 - Patriots & Panthers aren't favored

    22:10 - Trey Lance

    25:18 - Other NFL news

    29:05 - Fugazi Friday

    45:22 - Mailbag

    Follow John on Twitter, Instagram and YouTube for the latest. Check out Gametime - the fastest growing ticketing app in the US, and the official ticketing app of 3 & Out and GoLow -  for tickets to all of your favorite NFL, NBA, NHL, NCAA teams. Concert and comedy show tickets, too. Go to Gametime now to create an account, download the app and use code JOHN for $20 off your first purchase. #Volume #Herd
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    • 1 hr 1 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
2.6K Ratings

2.6K Ratings

Money Mike Sanchez ,

The best

I’ve been listening to Cowherd as my main sports show/pod for over a decade. Switched to John. Love it, keep up the good work (Colin is way too big of an Aaron Rogers Hater)

Jigga ,

Foogazee, that's how to pronounce it

Listen to D12's Fight Music, to pronounce the word correctly.

You done messed up.
Al Pacino, Johnny Depp in Donnie Brasco. Foogazee.

vertigo6018 ,

Good Sports talk bad everything else

When this dude can stick to sports he’s good . When he’s on with Colin he knows to keep it to sports . But every episode on his own he just has to bring his political thoughts. I listen to sports to NOT listen to political radio. He said he had to leave the Bay Area to stop being angry all the time . You still are man. Let it go . Talk about football. Sheesh

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