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.
Covering all sorts of topics, from Washington's cap situation to Kyle Trask's fit to, yes, a Trent Williams reunion
Nothing too, too pressing has happened as of late with the Burgundy and Gold, so JP Finlay, Mitch Tischler and Pete Hailey used this edition of Washington Football Talk to run down a list of storylines that will no doubt interest you. To begin, the three look at the team's cap situation, as well as what other teams will have to do in order to be compliant with the cap, in a free agency lookahead. After that, the guys touch on Kyle Trask potentially making it to the club in the second round of the draft, Chris Cooley's thoughts on a possible Trent Williams reunion and Terry McLaurin's toughness. They then close with JP making one hell of an Ashburn Syndrome-y statement and a recap of the 20 Questions segment they did on JP's radio show. If you like podcasts where you learn about one host's feet and get some hurricane analogies, then this is the episode for you.
Reacting to (what's basically) the end of the Alex Smith era in Washington and recapping a truly epic poker weekend
The first half of this Washington Football Talk is centered on Alex Smith, who's expected to be released by the Burgundy and Gold soon. So, JP Finlay, Mitch Tischler and Pete Hailey react to that news, do their best to grade the 2018 trade that brought Smith to the franchise and then assess how they're feeling about the QB room's future moving forward. Then, once the Smith stuff wraps, the trio recaps what was an unbelievable poker weekend for Mitch and JP, and especially JP. You're going to want to hear about the run he went on on Saturday night (and how Pete repeatedly got stonewalled by Rob Gronkowski). If you like podcasts where Pete's fear of the ocean is exposed and there's some random reminiscing on some of the guys' favorite road trips from the past few years, then this is the episode for you.
LIVE POD: Covering the latest on Alex Smith, Cam Newton and Russell Wilson, plus answering questions at Ourisman Fairfax
JP Finlay, Mitch Tischler and Pete Hailey recorded this Washington Football Talk from Ourisman Fairfax of Toyota, which is just a lovely place to record a show and also buy some cars. During this installment, you'll hear the three of them go through the latest on Alex Smith's GQ comments, Washington's lack of interest in Cam Newton, what to make of Russell Wilson's dilemma and more. Then, they allow members of the massive crowd at the dealership to ask questions, which range from draft needs at pick No. 19 to Jeff Bezos' possible involvement with the franchise. If you like podcasts where Pete broaches the idea of buying not one but two cars and there is an excessive amount of timestamping, then this is the episode for you.
2021 QBX DRAFT POD: Trying to assemble the best three-man QB room by picking from a list of all the vets and rookies
This Washington Football Talk show mainly deals with the first-ever QBX Draft, an event that's both fun and chaotic. JP Finlay, Mitch Tischler and Pete Hailey welcome on fellow co-workers Ryan Homler and Ethan Cadeaux, and the five of them go through a three-round draft where they each try to come up with the best collection of signal callers possible but also stay within their budgets. The best part? Everyone is available to choose from, including superstars, random vets and draft picks. Once that wraps up, and JP Kiper grades each host's haul, the guys toss to yet another awesome interview featuring Brian Mitchell. This time, B-Mitch talks to Washington GM Martin Mayhew and the two reminisce about the massive impact Bobby Mitchell had on their lives and Mayhew's career in particular. If you like podcasts where JP, Mitch and Pete realize they've been mispronouncing both Ryan and Ethan's last names for quite some time and there's a weird Mike Vanderjagt side conversation, then this is the episode for you.
A real look at Marcus Mariota, a chat about Alex Smith's days being numbered and an interview from B-Mitch with Jason Wright
JP Finlay, Mitch Tischler and Pete Hailey are back again and they're here to rant about how much they hate computer passwords. That's true, too — but before they get to that, they begin with some more "Tesla talk" and, more importantly, a serious look at Marcus Mariota. The hosts weigh him versus Derek Carr and debate whether he'd be worth taking a flier on or not. Once they finish up that segment on the current Raider, JP brings up a story he wrote about Alex Smith and Kyle Allen, which leads into a chat about why they all feel that Smith's days in D.C. are numbered, though there's a disagreement on how many days remain for him with the franchise. Lastly, they finish up their portion of the show with a round of FUs, which includes the aforementioned password complaining as well as a few other issues you'll relate to. And to close, they toss to a really good interview that Brian Mitchell got with Washington team president Jason Wright, where Wright explains who and what shaped him into the person he is now and how he hopes to act as a role model for the Black community in the future. If you like podcasts where Mitch sings some "Frozen" and there's a touching moment between Pete and JP, then this is the episode for you.
A bunch of bold predictions about what'll happen this offseason for Washington and an interview with Taylor Heinicke
It's a holiday, but the Washington Football Talk podcast doesn't know what holidays are, so JP Finlay, Mitch Tischler and Pete Hailey got together on Zoom to record another edition of their show. To start, the guys react to Chris Polian's addition to the front office. After that, they each give three bold predictions about how Washington's offseason will unfold, ranging from what signings they'll make in free agency to which QB they'll take in the draft. And because they can't ever stick to script, they then keep giving bonus predictions on top of their original ones and weirdly end up debating whether they'll ever be back in a locker room again. Then, to close, they toss to their interview with Taylor Heinicke, who offers up insight on his mindset, his appreciation for Scott Turner and how he's waiting for Heineken to give him a call. If you like podcasts where JP yells at Mitch for fake enthusiasm and Pete debates whether he should buy a car, then this is the episode for you.
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Love the pod
Hey JP ,Pete And Mitch....My name is Terrell and I’m a big fan of the podcast. I listen all the time. You guys are awesome ! I have to make sure I make the next pod party. I have a question tho, Do you think that if we can’t find QBX thru the draft or via trade should we at least take a look at Colin Kaepernick on a cheap prove it deal ?
Good podcast overall, but
This a very good podcast overall when JP and the guys stick to sports. My criticism is the “guy” talk is a little too much and shouldn’t be part of the podcast. It’s like listening to me and my friends talk about trivial non-sports stuff, which I imagine would be super boring. The podcast should be tightened up a bit, IMO.
The sophomoric charm of this mediocre effort gets even more tired as better, more professional talent move into the platform. JP is good, but smugly self serving. Mitch stumbles through awkward malapropisms and non-sequitur arguments like a drunkard making their way home from yet another bender and Pete’s cluelessness about life makes the 10 year old version of myself look like an accomplished Rhodes scholar many times over. We all lost a ton with the passing of Rich Tandler, but this pod lost all professionalism and moral compass as well. With so many other superior options available for WFT news, make this pod your last resort.