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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.

    Top 40 QB Countdown #4-1 + The Miz on Ahmed's Super Brawl

    Top 40 QB Countdown #4-1 + The Miz on Ahmed's Super Brawl

    We reach the end of the Simms Top 40 QB Countdown, and then welcome WWE superstar The Miz to weigh in on Ahmed's Super Brawl.

    (8:30) QB #4 Deshaun Watson: "Just between the lines, there is no weakness to his game"

    (20:55) QB #3 Aaron Rodgers & #2 Josh Allen: "This was the hardest ranking for me on the whole list"

    (44:00) QB #1 Patrick Mahomes: "Nobody brings more belief & magic to a football field"

    (58:50) Top 10 QBs To Drink A Woodford Reserve With: Producer Pete makes his own list for Twitter to hate.

    (1:09:30) GUEST - The Miz: We got an expert to come on and critique Ahmed's Super Brawl rankings, and he doesn't hold back See our Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and our California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    • 1 hr 38 min
    Top 40 QB Countdown: #8-5 + Throwing in the Rain

    Top 40 QB Countdown: #8-5 + Throwing in the Rain

    We're nearing the end of the Simms Top 40 QB Countdown with 4 more QBs revealed, and Paul returns with some Kentucky-themed QB Jeopardy. But first, Chris tells the story of the time his grandfather lost all his teeth.

    (3:55) Cam Newton & Tua Tagovailoa: How much should we care about interceptions at rainy June minicamps?

    (12:20) Xavien Howard, Stephon Gilmore, & Jamal Adams: Who should be getting new contracts?

    (22:30) QB #8 Matthew Stafford: "He's on a team now, and everyone is going to see what he's worth."

    (33:20) QB #7 Kyler Murray: Is Kliff Kingsbury holding him back?

    (41:55) QB #6 Lamar Jackson: "We're still talking about the most dangerous weapon in football"

    (53:40) QB #5 Russell Wilson: "If they're close in the 4th quarter, I'm going with Russell Wilson"

    (1:15:50) #AskMeAnything: Where would Philip Rivers rank in the Top 40? And Chris explains our podcast logo.

    (1:25:30) QB Jeopardy: In honor of Woodford Reserve, Paul has some Kentucky-related trivia. See our Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and our California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    • 1 hr 37 min
    Top 40 QB Countdown: #12-9 + Ahmed finishes the "Super Brawl"

    Top 40 QB Countdown: #12-9 + Ahmed finishes the "Super Brawl"

    We hit the Top 10 of the Simms Top 40 QB Countdown, and Ahmed gives the final 8 tag teams in the "Super Brawl." But first, Ahmed says he's hooked on Harry Mack and Chris reminisces about the Texas freestyle rap scene.

    (8:30) QB #12 Ryan Tannehill: "It's time to let go of the old narratives"

    (24:00) QB #11 Justin Herbert: Why should defenses stop blitzing him?

    (34:25) QB #10 Tom Brady: "We saw a different Brady last year, and his arm is still top-notch."

    (48:20) QB #9 Dak Prescott: Maybe Cowboys fans finally realize what they have. And Chris takes a victory lap over an NFL "insider."

    (1:03:00) #AskMeAnything: Did Chris even SEE Jalen hurts play last year? And is Jon Gruden holding back Derek Carr?

    (1:10:20) Super Brawl: Ahmed re-brands the QB/Coach Royal Rumble and reveals the Top 8. See our Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and our California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    • 1 hr 28 min
    Top 40 QB Countdown: #16-13; plus Big Phil on Jordan Love, and "There's a crab on the loose!"

    Top 40 QB Countdown: #16-13; plus Big Phil on Jordan Love, and "There's a crab on the loose!"

    Simms & Ahmed reveal 4 more on the Top 40 QB Countdown, Big Phil chimes in on Baker vs Burrow, Jordan Love, and why hoops skills matters when it comes to QBs. Plus, a European version of "Rate Your Snap Count"

    (6:30) QB #16 Kirk Cousins: Better than you give him credit for, but there's one big thing missing

    (18:20) QB #15 Matt Ryan: Simms makes a bold prediction for the remainder of Ryan's Falcons career

    (28:45) QB #14 Derek Carr: "I thought he brought a bit of an edge...I saw him yell at Gruden last year. It made me proud."

    (39:15) QB #13 Baker Mayfield: "If you argued he was 9 or 10, I wouldn't fight you on it"

    (47:15) Big Phil: Why Baker Mayfield made a big leap last year

    (57:00) Baker or Burrow?

    (1:01:45) Jordan Love sounds like he's struggling early in Packers minicamp

    (1:06:30) Big Phil recalls the time a QB didn't get drafted because he wasn't good at playing basketball

    (1:14:30) Rate Your Snap Count: Rollicking new submissions from Scotland and England, and the phrase "There's a crab on the loose" is uttered See our Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and our California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    • 1 hr 22 min
    Julio Jones traded + Top 40 QB Countdown: #20-17

    Julio Jones traded + Top 40 QB Countdown: #20-17

    Julio Jones is traded, Simms reveals 4 more names from the Top 40 QB Countdown, and Ahmed gets into the Top 10 of his QB/Coach Royal Rumble rankings. But first, Chris analyzes Ahmed's dapper Belmont Stakes attire.

    (5:15) Julio Jones trade: The Titans could have a historic WR duo. Ryan Tannehill is good, get over it. And why couldn't the Falcons get more for Julio?

    (21:00) QB #20 Cam Newton: "He still has one of the greatest presences on a football field. It's not just about the passing numbers."

    (35:15) QB #19 Sam Darnold: Chris still thinks he can be a franchise QB. But Ahmed knows Sam is lying.

    (46:20) QB #18 Carson Wentz: "I'm not going to knock him all the way down because of 1 year in a bad offense with a bad supporting cast."

    (59:25) QB #17 Joe Burrow: "If he doesn't get hurt, he's definitely around the Top 10 this year"

    (1:10:15) Homies react: What do Baker & Burrow have over Big Ben? Why didn't Jordan Love make the Top 40?

    (1:15:15) QB/Coach Royal Rumble Countdown: Ahmed reveals the #16-9 toughest tag teams

    (1:29:55) Chris Simms, Professional Body Inspector: Giovani Bernard enters the quad-rena, and AJ Dillon has 2 nicknames. See our Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and our California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    • 1 hr 35 min
    Top 40 QB Countdown: #25-21

    Top 40 QB Countdown: #25-21

    Chris reveals 5 more QBs in his Top 40 QB Countdown (with a new cool official sponsor), and Big Phil finally stopped dodging us.

    (7:15) #25 Jameis Winston: "He's a top 10 talent when he plays clean and smart."

    (15:55) #24 Taysom Hill: "Jameis is a better traditional QB, but tradition is gone."

    (24:25) #23 Ryan Fitzpatrick: "Fitz-tragic is over. It's done. That's old stuff."

    (30:50) #22 Ben Roethlisberger: "The Steelers need to take the Brady & Buccaneers route with him"

    (39:50) #21 Jimmy Garoppolo: Would he be ranked higher if he wasn't an injury risk?

    (46:10) Big Phil: He joins to weigh in on Jameis vs Taysom, and goes deep on passing mechanics.

    (1:19:20) Homies react: Who has a biggest upside: Drew Lock or Daniel Jones? Why doesn't Chris rank Trevor Lawrence & Zach Wilson higher?

    (1:26:30) High school phenom? Chris weighs in on the ridiculous throws from Texas high schooler Quinn Ewers See our Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and our California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    • 1 hr 32 min

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Best Pod around

Will Jalen Ramsey have a Charles Woodson type career? If so when and how could he play safety for after his prime Cornerback time? Thanks you guys are the best Clap it up!

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AMA QUESTION

Love the podcast Chris, been listening since the BR days. I’m a smarter football fan because of you!

My question is this:

Do you think it will be harder for Mac Jones to improve his overall athleticism and explosiveness, or Justin fields to improve his mechanics?

Kate Snell ,

Chris dope neon shoes from Monday’s episode ( Also for the next askmeAnything)

analyst seems to lately think that Bill Belichek wasn’t as important to the patriots as Tom Brady and he was simply him carrying that team.

How imperative do you think Bill Belichick was to the patriots dynasty , ( how vital his defensive scheme was, how well he drafted over a 20 year span, personnel hires, and game management etc)

Would love to hear your thoughts!

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