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The MMQB suite of podcasts bring you unique, informed and immediate analysis from around the NFL. Whether you’re looking to catch up on Sunday’s football action, take a deep dive into the film or answer some burning NFL questions, The MMQB staff has you covered. With a group of hosts including Jenny Vrentas, Conor Orr and Gary Gramling, you’ll finish each episode knowing more about football than you ever thought you could.

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The MMQB suite of podcasts bring you unique, informed and immediate analysis from around the NFL. Whether you’re looking to catch up on Sunday’s football action, take a deep dive into the film or answer some burning NFL questions, The MMQB staff has you covered. With a group of hosts including Jenny Vrentas, Conor Orr and Gary Gramling, you’ll finish each episode knowing more about football than you ever thought you could.

    The Gruden Emails, the Leak and What It Says About the NFL

    The Gruden Emails, the Leak and What It Says About the NFL

    Monday brought one of the most stunning developments the NFL has seen in recent years: Jon Gruden, once perceived as untouchable in Las Vegas, stepped down as head coach after a series of racist, misogynist and anti-LGBTQ emails were released to the New York Times.
    Gruden’s language—and his presumption that he could use such words—is problematic. But it points to a larger cultural problem that exists in places across to the NFL, and raises the biggest question of all: Why hasn’t the NFL released any details regarding the investigation into the Washington franchise’s toxic workplace environment?
    The impact of Gruden’s words and the consequences he is now facing, what’s next for a Raiders franchise in which he once held near absolute power, and what’s next for the league office that now might have no choice but to act.
    Have a question for the show? Email themmqb@gmail.com or tweet at @GGramling_SI, @JennyVrentas or @ConorOrr
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    • 33 min
    Let’s Say Nice Things About the Bills & Refs I NFL Deep Dive

    Let’s Say Nice Things About the Bills & Refs I NFL Deep Dive

    The Chiefs fall again, this time on Sunday Night Football. Jenny, Conor and Gary run down how it’s going wrong for K.C., from the defense’s disappearing stars to the offense’s lack of patience. But also, a look at how the Bills finally got their white whale, scoring a convincing road win in the elements.
    Then, a discussion of the undeniably beautiful game between the Chargers and the Browns, in which Justin Herbert continued to establish himself as an MVP favorite, and the undeniably not-as-beautiful game between the Cardinals and the 49ers, in which you start to wonder how much longer Kyler Murray can be a superhero and exactly what we should have expected from Trey Lance in his first career start.
    The Giants limp into Dallas and... well, limp out of Dallas, the Bears win ugly in Vegas, another one for the Urban Meyer lowlight reel with the most bizarre challenge in recent memory, whether the Steelers can repeat Sunday’s impressive offensive performance, the Patriots and the Texans get weird, Matt LaFleur makes things interesting by taking the ball out of Aaron Rodgers’s hands, and much more!
    Have a question for the show? Email themmqb@gmail.com or tweet at @GGramling_SI, @JennyVrentas or @ConorOrr
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    • 1 hr 33 min
    Let’s Play The Feud!

    Let’s Play The Feud!

    From an otherwise meaningless five-yard run at the end of a lopsided game came one of the most intense, delightful and senseless coaching feuds the NFL has ever witnessed.
    Jenny, Conor and Gary take a look at the utter absurdity—of all parties!—in the Vic Fangio-John Harbaugh feud that came out of Harbaugh’s desire to go for a record streak that, quite possibly, no one but him and a few Ravens coaches knew was a thing. We smile along with Lamar Jackson’s reaction, wonder whether player safety should have been taken into account, and ask the most important question of all: Whose side are you on?
    Inspired by this whole ordeal, the three-person panel of self-appointed football historians then reveals their favorite feuds from over the years, including a mysterious answering machine message the cheap shot it inspired, accusations of pre-game introduction shenanigans, and plenty of childish name-calling.
    Have a question for the show? Email themmqb@gmail.com or tweet at @GGramling_SI, @JennyVrentas or @ConorOrr
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    • 58 min
    A Doink in Foxboro Decides the Fate of the World | NFL Deep Dive

    A Doink in Foxboro Decides the Fate of the World | NFL Deep Dive

    The biggest game in the history of sports (that actually doesn’t have that big an impact on the standings) was played in Foxboro on Sunday night, as Tom Brady played kinda O.K. in a game that his current team won against his former team after a last-minute field goal attempt bounced off the upright. Should Bill Belichick have gone for it on fourth down? Hypothetically, would Mac Jones have gotten it done against Todd Bowles and the Bucs’ shorthanded secondary? Will we talk about this game forever and ever? Maybe.
    Then, a discussion of the undefeated Cardinals, the difference between the 2020 and ’21 editions, and whether or not this year’s early success is sustainable. Plus, everything that’s going so very right for the Cowboys, the Giants finally show what Daniel Jones can become if they let him, the Browns are dominating with the defensive line, the 49ers don’t show much in Trey Lance’s first extended action, the Steelers look ugly as ever, and a very neat day for Zach Wilson.
    Have a question for the show? Email themmqb@gmail.com or tweet at @GGramling_SI, @JennyVrentas or @ConorOrr
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    • 1 hr 25 min
    Welcome to an Alternate Reality, Where Tom Brady Never Left the Patriots

    Welcome to an Alternate Reality, Where Tom Brady Never Left the Patriots

    You are in the same place. You are in the same time. But this world is very different. Different because of one thing: Tom Brady is still the quarterback of the New England Patriots.
    What would have happened if Brady re-signed with the Patriots in the winter of 2020? Travel the multiverse and find Jenny Vrentas, Gary Gramling and Conor Orr (with the help of alternate reality host Mitch Goldich), recapping the adventures of the Brady-led 2020 and ’21 Patriots, their success (or lack thereof) with their aging quarterback, the fate of Rob Gronkowski, and how it all would have played out heading into Sunday’s Week 4 home game against the Tampa Bay Bucs.
     After the exercise in sci-fi is through, an earnest discussion of why the Brady/Belichick split made the most sense for all parties, even as Brady lifted the Lombardi for the seventh time. In short: Why the greatest coach-QB pairing the league has ever seen had run its course.
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    • 35 min
    The Day That Kickers Ruled the World | NFL Deep Dive

    The Day That Kickers Ruled the World | NFL Deep Dive

    Week 3 brought the usual surprises, along with some of the wackiest moments of the early season.
    Jenny, Conor and Gary start with the Sunday night thriller in Santa Clara, how in the end it came easy for Aaron Rodgers after the 49ers scrapped to take a late lead, why continuity matters, and a conversation about Davante Adams’s uncomfortably brief time in concussion protocol.
    Also, a discussion of the Rams’ asserting their superiority in the NFC behind Matthew Stafford and Raheem Morris’s defense against his former team, how the Raiders got to 3–0, why the Dolphins had a fighting chance behind Jacoby Brissett, the formula that has beaten the Chiefs and how the Chargers are treating Justin Herbert as the superstar quarterback he has become.
    The Justin Tucker heroics and the pleasures of being a Lions fan, a look at everything that went so very wrong for the Bears during and in the runup to Justin Fields’s first career start, what exactly went down on Ben Roethlisberger’s long day and strange final play, dueling Jason Garrett food metaphors and much more!
    Have a question for the show? Email themmqb@gmail.com or tweet at @GGramling_SI, @JennyVrentas or @ConorOrr
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    • 1 hr 35 min

Customer Reviews

3.9 out of 5
706 Ratings

706 Ratings

sosabaggs ,

Browns sympathizer podcast

If you wanna hear way too much about the Cleveland Browns this is for you.

laeohwebafpgaergh ,

Finally unsubscribed

Connor and Jenny are so bad. I just couldn't any more. It's officially out of my NFL rotation.

SadlerWells ,

Decent except Jenny, bring back Andy!

Why is she on this pod, terrible voice, terrible contributions. Bring back Andy Benoit!

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