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.
QBX MANIA: Deciding where Matt Stafford fits on the list of passers Washington could acquire this offseason
JP Finlay decided that this Washington Football Talk should be called the QBX MANIA edition, and for good reason. He, Mitch Tischler and Pete Hailey got together to talk about Matt Stafford's addition to the list of passers Washington could very well land, and at other portions of the show, they bring up names like Deshaun Watson, Aaron Rodgers and Tua Tagovailoa. As for Stafford, the hosts also dive in to what they'd give up to acquire the Lions star. Once the chatter about signal callers ends, JP, Mitch and Pete review what they saw over Conference Championship weekend as well as their awful gambling picks, a segment that includes JP making a maddening plea. Then, to close, they break out their 100 Chips and sprinkle them all over the various QB options the franchise could go for. If you like podcasts where three out-of-touch guys run through the pros and cons of various dating apps, then this is the episode for you.
Reacting to the arrivals of Martin Mayhew & Marty Hurney and going through our favorite QB options for Washington
JP Finlay, Mitch Tischler and Pete Hailey begin this Washington Football Talk by analyzing the now-clearer front office situation, as Martin Mayhew is the GM and Marty Hurney is in the fold as well. During the opening portion, the hosts explain possible reasons for the shuffling of roles and cover other important takeaways from these two moves. Once that's done with, they turn their attention to QB — something they'll be doing a lot of in the coming months — and each explain what kind of passer they think Washington must add. There are a lot of disagreements (and a lot of comparing signal callers to cars) in that stretch, and even some chatter about if they'd deal Chase Young to land Deshaun Watson. Then, to close, they book their bets for the upcoming Championship games. If you like podcasts where Rihanna gets name-dropped in bizarre fashion and Mitch struggles to explain a meme and ends up totally whiffing, then this is the episode for you.
Giving our take on how Marty Hurney will fit in Washington's front office as well as an interview with John Riggins
While the Marty Hurney news wasn't official when this Washington Football Talk was recorded, all signs pointed to him becoming the new general manager of the club, so JP Finlay, Mitch Tischler and Pete Hailey convened to give their thoughts. As they cover the story from all angles, you'll hear JP try to calm doubters of the move down somewhat, a recap of Hurney's biggest transactions in Carolina and an overall reaction to the decision. There is also plenty of Kyle Smith mentions. Once they feel like they properly hit that topic, they proceed onward to quick segments on Curtis Samuel and Bruce Arians before transitioning into another round of FUs. And to close, you'll get their interview with the legendary John Riggins, who touches on Alex Smith's future and what he'd do under center in 2021. If you like podcasts where Pete does Kevin Malone and Jay Gruden impressions back-to-back and JP unleashes his fury about his family's new bench, then this is the episode for you.
Bringing you up to speed on Washington's GM search and touching on the Deshaun Watson trade rumors
The Washington Football Team's offseason has begun, but the Washington Football Talk podcast never takes a break. So, JP Finlay, Mitch Tischler and Pete Hailey are here once more, and they begin by diving into the franchise's search for a GM. In that convo, JP also explains why he feels there's some Ashburn Syndrome with Kyle Smith. Once that wraps, the trio moves on to quarterback, wondering if Alex Smith will return or retire, how Taylor Heinicke fits into the equation and why, if at all possible, the team should be in on the Deshaun Watson sweepstakes. From there, Pete reviews how he was run over by Brian Mitchell recently (and then gets salty) and then JP gets in on the FU fun before the guys give out one pick for each of this weekend's playoff games. If you like podcasts where Pete makes a very basic revelation and the possibility of Reverse Ashburn Syndrome is discovered, then this is the episode for you.
POSTGAME POD: Taylor Heinicke plays out of his mind, but sadly, Washington's season comes to an end vs. Bucs
The end of the season is here, but damn, it was a memorable one. For the last time for a while, JP Finlay, Mitch Tischler and Pete Hailey are coming at you from the FedEx Field parking lot to break down a Washington game, this one their playoff loss to the Bucs. For many, it'll be known as the Taylor Heinicke Night, and that's where the hosts begin. What did they make of his performance and where does he fit going forward? That second question especially leads to some interesting discussions. After that, there's chatter about how the defense handled itself vs. Tom Brady, criticism about the number of drops and a brief look at the top three offseason priorities. And to close, JP, Mitch and Pete run through one final set of Over/Unders, 100 Chips and Game Balls and Goats before trying to put a bow on a wild campaign. If you like podcasts where Mitch tries to be Mr. Shtick instead of Pete and JP ends things with a magnificent monologue about roller coasters, then this is the episode for you. And thank you for following along all year. Don't worry: The momentum will still be real all offseason long.
Rodney Harrison and Ryan Kerrigan join to help preview Washington's first PLAYOFF GAME in years
Welcome to the first Washington Football Talk playoff preview installment in history. It feels good to be here. To begin, JP Finlay, Mitch Tischler and Pete Hailey run through the team's current QB situation as well as the injuries that Antonio Gibson, Terry McLaurin, Brandon Scherff and Kendall Fuller are dealing with. Then, they toss to an excellent, fiery interview with Rodney Harrison, who outlines how the defense can get to his ex-teammate, Tom Brady, and reveals his very high opinion of Gibson. After that, you'll get JP's 1-on-1 with Ryan Kerrigan, who's a perfect person to chat with about what this Saturday means to the franchise. Once those two wrap, the three hosts return to go through Over/Unders, 100 Chips and their predictions, before they close with some FUs. If you like podcasts where Mitch's WiFi AND JP's WiFi battle it out for worst on the show and there's A POSTSEASON CONTEST TO EVALUATE, then this is the episode for you.
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Thank you for keeping up the pods through this bizarre pandemic. Your banter and true insight into the team has made me feel like I’m in DC instead of North Carolina.
My spouse was deployed to Iraq for operation enduring freedom, and throughout the offseason and this whirlwind of a football season you all provided me with a couple hours of escape every week. I’m so grateful.
Keep up the good work guys, hopefully next season builds on this one and we get more pre and post game pods. Might be ashburning myself here but 2021-2022 really feels different in the best way.
JP got it on lock.
Amazing podcast, if you’re a Washington fan this is the place to be. The 4 host JP Mitch Peat, and the late great Rich Tandler have a true friendship. Dudes are amazing i’ve been watching since 2017 these guys never changed. Love this pod. The momentum is real..