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The MMQB NFL Podcast brings 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 NFL Podcast brings 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.

    An Instructional Guide to Becoming an NFL Coach

    An Instructional Guide to Becoming an NFL Coach

    With our four-step process, it’s never been easier to live out your dream of leading one of the 32 NFL franchises onto the field on autumn Sundays. Jenny and Conor run through everything you need to know to get started on your head-coaching career:
    Getting your name in the news cycle
    Learning how to ace an interview with a team owner
    Do’s and Don’t’s for winning the press conference
    How to lose your job but keep your dignity
    By the time you finish this episode, you will have everything you need to go out and conquer the NFL’s next hiring cycle and land a job that could last multiple seasons if you’re lucky.
    Have a question for the show? Email themmqb@gmail.com or tweet at @GGramling_SI, @JennyVrentas or @ConorOrr
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    • 47 min
    The Many Regrets of Week 12

    The Many Regrets of Week 12

    Conor and Gary break down a Sunday full of uneven action, ugly offense and unexplainable errors as teams across the NFL look to survive the last third of the regular season.
    We start things off with the Sunday night game in Baltimore, where the Browns passing offense (and, therefore, entire offense) was revealed as downright dysfunctional in a loss to the Ravens. And while the Ravens didn’t fare much better against a Browns defense that has been built to stop their all-world quarterback, Baltimore still had Lamar Jackson on their side.
    Also, a look at how the Packers moved to 9–3 with a convincing win over a Rams team that still hasn’t found its way with its big-name acquisitions, the 49ers continue to recapture their 2019 offensive form in rolling for a third straight week, the Bucs get a little help in the form of some sloppy Indy turnovers and some questionable officiating in coming back to beat the Colts, and the Bengals simply blast the Steelers for a third straight time.
    Plus, the latest weirdness from the Texans, what it means that Kliff Kingsbury got sucked into the college coaching carousel, 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 9 min
    Let’s Get Weird: On Week 11 and Mylar Balloons

    Let’s Get Weird: On Week 11 and Mylar Balloons

    Sunday’s action won’t go down as the most exciting set of games this season, but it might have been the weirdest.
    Jenny, Conor and Gary start with the headliner between the Chiefs and Cowboys, in which K.C. got a lead, the Cowboys lost a second star receiver, and the Chiefs defense did more than enough to hold them off.
    On Sunday night, the Chargers seemed to be in control until the shorthanded Steelers’ special teams and defense started making plays in a fourth quarter that featured 41 points. The most aesthetically pleasing game was likely the Vikings’ victory over the Packers, featuring a dominant performance by Minnesota’s star receivers. And in Chicago, subbing for Lamar Jackson, Tyler Huntley waited until the Ravens absolutely needed a touchdown drive before he put one together, spoiling Andy Dalton’s relief work.
    And, oh yes, the Texans knocked off the Titans and a weirdly soaked Mike Vrabel, the Colts steamrolled the Bills, Heinicke and Hurts continued to shine, and Colt McCoy outplayed Russell Wilson in Seattle for a second straight year.
    Have a question for the show? Email themmqb@gmail.com or tweet at @GGramling_SI, @JennyVrentas or @ConorOrr
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    • 1 hr 18 min
    How We Arrived at the Future of Quarterbacking

    How We Arrived at the Future of Quarterbacking

    It happens so often that you might not even take much notice anymore. A scramble concluding with an off-balance throw that lands directly on-target downfield. A sidearm sling to work the ball through an impossibly narrow throwing lane. A jump pass from a collapsed pocket, the ball flying further than what would seem to be biomechanically possible.
    Ten, maybe even five, years ago you’d only see a couple plays like this over the course of an NFL season; now, you’re seeing a handful of them seemingly every week. And, it turns out, that’s not by accident.
    Conor joins Jenny and Gary to discuss his SI cover story on the quarterback evolution, and coaching revolution, that has swept through all levels of football faster than anyone could have imagined. And how, just a few years after it looked like the NFL was in the midst of a quarterback crisis, it now seems like the position is stronger than ever.
    Have a question for the show? Email themmqb@gmail.com or tweet at @GGramling_SI, @JennyVrentas or @ConorOrr
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    • 32 min
    Blowouts Everywhere, But What Does It All Mean?

    Blowouts Everywhere, But What Does It All Mean?

    Week 10 Sunday was full of lopsided games, as the second half of the season started with a handful of teams separating themselves from the pack.
    First, the Chiefs blowout win in Vegas, in which Patrick Mahomes and K.C. looked like themselves for the first time in quite a while. Have the Chiefs gotten right, or were Mahomes’s handful of erratic decisions still cause for concern? And is this the real Raiders after all?
    Then, a look at the much-anticipated Rodgers vs. Russ matchup that didn’t live up to its billing in Lambeau, how the Patriots got on their climb toward the AFC’s elite, and whether it’s time to jump off the Browns bandwagon (again).
    Plus, the return of Cam and long-term outlook for the Panthers, what’s going wrong with the Bucs, the Dan Quinn revenge game as the Cowboys blow out the Falcons, the baffling path to victory the Titans have taken the past two weeks, the sadness of the Steelers-Lions tie, 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 23 min
    NFL Midterms: A Remembrance of Preseason Predictions

    NFL Midterms: A Remembrance of Preseason Predictions

    With the midpoint of the 2021 season officially upon us, Jenny, Conor and Gary take an opportunity to look back at both the season’s first half, and their predictions from the summer when we were all younger and a little more naive. 
    Discussions about the disappointing Dolphins, the pleasant surprise that is the 2021 Bengals, the stunningly slow start for the Trevor Lawrence-led Jaguars, the Saints QB situation, and maybe—just maybe— a good time to hop on the New York Jets’ bandwagon?
    What was the biggest surprise of the 2021 season so far? What developments are we most intrigued by for the season’s second half? And what were our most accurate—and therefore favorite—predictions?
    Then, each host has a chance to stick with, revise or (maybe) add to their preseason Super Bowl prediction from the summer.
    Have a question for the show? Email themmqb@gmail.com or tweet at @GGramling_SI, @JennyVrentas or @ConorOrr
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    • 1 hr 6 min

Customer Reviews

3.9 out of 5
714 Ratings

714 Ratings

SunBroSolaire ,

Great show with a Karen.

This is a good football show that deserves to be in any real fans podcast rotation. They are all knowledgeable, however Jenny can come off as a bit self righteous and definitely comes off as a Karen. Problems with positive Antonio Brown commentary. Let’s just say, I’m not surprised she is an expert on the authenticity of apologies. She disliked the Mayfield commercial when he was talking to the housewives because of the “suburban housewife trope” she sort of has a point, but is there no value to tropes or “characters” in entertainment? Of course there is, it’s our job not to assume or label real humans that’s way. But here I am on a FOOTBALL show review talking about philosophical differences on tropes. Too much of this stuff.

goudashark ,

Too much

Great content but come on with the amount of commercials. You are pushing it and do you really need to pack in that many ads?

Jamaican Fan ,

Excellent reporting!

Well researched and presented in an objective manner. This has been the best presentation I have listened to on this topic. Please continue to keep up the good work!

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