Welcome to the MIP... the MICHAEL IRVIN PODCAST! Hall Of Famer Michael Irvin – The Crown Prince of Planet Texas – has been entertaining on the NFL gridiron as well as the NFL television stage with his hilarious takes and honest conversations for years. Now he'll bring the biggest names in sports & entertainment to the Podcast World! The MIP will have a no holds barred approach to news, pop culture, football analysis, and of course a lil controversy. Make sure to catch Michael’s "Playmaker of the Week" at the end of every episode!
Cowboys RB Ezekiel Elliott
ZEKE!!! Michael opens the show with a deeper dive into the Cowboys' Game 1 vs the Bucs, & his reaction to all the recent Cowboys news - La'el Collins' pending five-game suspension, Demarcus Lawrence's broken foot, & Randy Gregory OUT due to COVID. Next, Michael chats with the Cowboys star RB Ezekiel Elliott! (19:30) Zeke gives his assessment of the team's first game vs Tom Brady & the Bucs, Dak's return to the field, the importance of Zach Martin & getting the run game going, losing Collins & Lawrence, the challenges they'll face vs the Chargers this week, rooming with Joey Bosa at Ohio State, how he thinks Urban Meyer will do in Jacksonville, and his expectations for this year!
2021 Season Preview with Steve Mariucci
Michael opens the show with his reaction to Thursday Night's season opener, what he saw from his Cowboys in the loss, and what he predicts will happen by Week 11. Next, The Playmaker invites fellow NFL GameDay Morning cohort - Coach Steve Mariucci! (14:15) Mike & Mooch discuss Dak Prescott's return to the field, what they saw from the Cowboys defense, Tom's final drive, Brady vs the Pats in Week 4, why he picked his 49ers to make the Super Bowl, how he sees the QB situation working out between Jimmy G & Trey Lance, thoughts on the Steelers, La'el Collins' suspension, his hopes for Russell Wilson, Green Bay vs. Aaron Rodgers & how the saga will end, how real are the Browns SB hopes, what he sees from the Bills, and what Rookie QB he predicts will have the best season.
First Take & Miami Hurricanes HC Manny Diaz
Michael opens the show discussing his new position on ESPN’s First Take with Stephen A. Smith every Monday morning, Cam Newton being cut by the Patriots, what he sees in Bill Belichick’s plan for this year, & the Tampa Bay Bucs announcing they are 100 percent vaccinated. Plus, Playmaker is joined by Miami Hurricanes Head Coach Manny Diaz to talk about the upcoming season, their season opener vs Alabama, how he & his team are handling the added pressure, his opinion on sophomore Alabama QB Bryce Young making $1 million in endorsements, his experiences last year coaching during a pandemic and how he sees it playing out this year, and more!
Michael Irvin talks starting jobs, Jags players upset with Urban Meyer, Cam Newton in Covid Protocol, & Rookie QBs
Michael Irvin gives his thoughts on the starting jobs that have been won over the last week with Teddy Bridgewater in Denver, Jameis Winston in New Orleans, & Trevor Lawrence in Jacksonville. Michael also responds to reports that some Jacksonville Jaguars players are upset with Urban Meyer, what he sees out of Zach Wilson so far, Cam Newton being in Covid protocol, how he sees the 49ers QB situation developing with Jimmy G & Trey Lance, & he predicts when Justin Fields takes over as the starter in Chicago.
Cowboys LB Jaylon Smith | Colts WR Michael Strachan
It's a MIP Double Feature! Michael first chats with Cowboys veteran LB Jaylon Smith about a new year for the Cowboys defense, updates us on how Dak is doing, some of the issues the defense saw last year & how they plan to address them, how he handles the extra media attention with social media AND Hard Knocks in the building, some of the criticism he takes personally and how he compartmentalizes it, his opinion of new DC Dan Quinn, and why he decided to change his jersey number. NEXT, Michael chats with Colts Rookie WR Michael Strachan about his first preseason game last week where he broke out for 57 yards on 3 catches, his path to the NFL via the Bahamas & Charleston College, working with HC Frank Reich, says Carson Wentz is looking sharp, his first pro workouts with Xavier Rhodes & what he learned, his first experiences at camp, what he wants to work on, conversations he's had with T.Y. Hilton, how he assesses the Colts, and more!
Jalen Rose | Cowboys Hard Knocks, Dak’s Shoulder, New Orleans Saints, & Urban Meyer
Michael talks Cowboys Hard Knocks, what the Cowboys told him about Dak Prescott’s shoulder injury, why he says the Michael Thomas vs. the Saints rift will be the end of New Orleans, and Urban Meyer saying there will be competition at every position, including for his new No. 1 pick QB Trevor Lawrence in today’s “MIP Report”. PLUS, Michael chats with the worldly Jalen Rose about the influences the Fab Five had on culture, Jalen’s football inspirations growing up, Edgerrin James, Deion Sanders & Charles Woodson, why his Detroit Lions won’t ever get right, pressure on Dak Prescott, and all the action in NBA Free Agency – the new-look Los Angeles Lakers being “too old”, Russell Westbrook’s mentality on the court, his predictions for next season, a potential Brooklyn Nets vs Los Angeles Lakers, Giannis’ monster performance in the Finals, whether Russell Westbrook & James Harden can settle in to their new roles, and whether U.S.A Basketball has become a no-win scenario for the players.
Finally the Playmaker has a podcast!
Is one of my new fav podcasts and I only listen to like 5
Michael Irving is the best, my motivation to stop doing drugs.. I Remember when he came to highland hills..since then he has been a great Husband @Father.. looking at him change, made my mind to Change my thinking, been Clean ..16 years….thanks Playmaker..Patrick!!D-town…