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An unconventional perspective on the latest NFL news with Jenny Vrentas and Conor Orr.

The Weak-Side Podcast Sports Illustrated

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    • 4.8 • 58 Ratings

An unconventional perspective on the latest NFL news with Jenny Vrentas and Conor Orr.

    Divisional Weekend Highs and Lows, Grading New Hires, Deshaun Watson Trade Destinations

    Divisional Weekend Highs and Lows, Grading New Hires, Deshaun Watson Trade Destinations

    The Divisional Round matchups didn't quite live up to the hype, but loyal listeners know the Weak-Side Podcast doesn't concern itself with hype. This week, Conor and Jenny discussed....
    *Which of the four teams that lost this weekend—the Rams, Ravens, Browns and Saints—has the brightest future.
    *Grades for each of the new head coach hires so far (hint: the once-retired college coach did not fare so well) as well as the NFL's continued dearth of Black head coaches.
    *A Bills-Chiefs Preview: The Chiefs wait for news on Patrick Mahomes' health after he was placed into the concussion protocol following a hit in Sunday's game, and Conor's optimism for the Bills is unabated.
    *A Bucs-Packers preview: Loyal listener Pete was way ahead of the Weak-Side Pod in his Tampa Bay enthusiasm—but Conor and Jenny still can't pick against the Packers this week.
    *If Deshaun Watson is really on his way out of Houston, and which teams are possible trade destinations (aside from, you know, all of them).
    And, as hearing from our readers is most important, this week Conor and Jenny want to know: Can anyone tell us what happened at the end of Grease? Leave your answer in a review or write to us at weaksidepod@gmail.com.
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    • 1 hr 6 min
    Browns Bonanza, Eagles and Texans Upheaval & Divisional Round Picks

    Browns Bonanza, Eagles and Texans Upheaval & Divisional Round Picks

    This week on the Weak-Side Podcast, Conor and Jenny break down Wild-Card Weekend, starting with the Browns' assertive win against the division rival Steelers, setting up next week's meeting with the Chiefs at Arrowhead and raising questions about Ben Roethlisberger's Steelers future. They also discuss the big news of the week, the Eagles parting ways with Super Bowl-winning head coach Doug Pederson, and reports that Deshaun Watson could want out of Houston amid the latest Texans turmoil. For next week's divisional-round games, Conor and Jenny are in agreement on Packers having the upper hand against the Rams, but have different favorites in the three other matchups. Finally, Conor's Orracle projects the future of simulcasts, while Vrentas issues her Consensus that Bill Belichick should decline to accept the Presidential Medal of Freedom from Donald Trump. Also: Can anyone tell us what time zone Hawaii is in? 
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    • 1 hr 6 min
    Eagles Ire, Black Monday Recap & Best and Worst of the Playoff Picture

    Eagles Ire, Black Monday Recap & Best and Worst of the Playoff Picture

    This week Conor and Jenny discuss the Eagles' strange performance on Sunday night to hand Washington the NFC East, the new head coach and GM vacancies after Black Monday and the playoff matchups we are—and are not—intrigued by. 
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    • 1 hr 2 min
    NFL Playoff Plate Tectonics, Razor-Thin MVP Race, Haskins Done in Washington

    NFL Playoff Plate Tectonics, Razor-Thin MVP Race, Haskins Done in Washington

    This week Conor and Jenny discuss the shifting pieces of the NFL's playoff picture heading into Week 17, Aaron Rodgers surging in the MVP race after a brilliant Sunday night performance and Washington's decision to move on from Dwayne Haskins less than two years after drafting him in the first round.
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    • 57 min
    Trevor Lawrence's (probable) New Destination; New England's Season to Forget; Mark Davis' Albatross

    Trevor Lawrence's (probable) New Destination; New England's Season to Forget; Mark Davis' Albatross

    This week Conor and Jenny discuss if the Jags or the Jets is a better destination for Trevor Lawrence, where the Patriots go after their first playoffs-less season in more than a decade and if Jon Gruden's seat would be hot if this were any other coach with any other contract. Plus, we pick one holiday gift to give to someone in the NFL this year.
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    • 53 min
    Jalen Hurts' Winning Debut, Bills Send Message (to Weak-Side Pod), Revisiting Preseason Playoff Picks

    Jalen Hurts' Winning Debut, Bills Send Message (to Weak-Side Pod), Revisiting Preseason Playoff Picks

    This week Conor and Jenny discuss Jalen Hurts' big win over the Saints and what it means for the Eagles; admit that the Bills' statement win against Pittsburgh means they're better than we expected; and revisit the good, bad and ugly of our preseason playoff picks. Plus, we extend a formal invitation for Flo from Progressive to join our show.
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    • 52 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
58 Ratings

58 Ratings

HirumGrant ,

Ornithological?

Any NFL podcast that uses big math and science terms is on my list of favorites.

Well done

Lss659 ,

Perfect NFL talk for a non-“Xs & Os” fan

I enjoy football with a limited understanding of schemes and play-calling, etc. Jenny and Conor have the smart, honest discussions and repartee, as well as useful insights into the culture of teams and the NFL.
I’m not interested in fantasy or gambling analyses so I appreciate that their show is now a stand-alone podcast.

drdpsummers ,

Entertaining but not that insightful

The show is funny and engaging. They cover teams and players they like and ignore or minimize the rest. Entertaining but not exceptional analysis.

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