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An NFL podcast covering schemes, strategy, characters, and stories around the NFL.

An NFL podcast covering schemes, strategy, characters, and stories around the NFL.
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An NFL podcast covering schemes, strategy, characters, and stories around the NFL.

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English


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Off the Grid: How NFL players feel about the league's recent CTE admission

3/26/2016
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In the debut of Off the Grid, Doug Farrar's narrative podcast about all things football, we take a deep dive into the ways current and former NFL players feel about the league's recent admissions of the link between football and CTE. Hear from the safety who remains cynical, though he hasn't played since 2011. Hear from the guard who is trying to keep his place in the NFL, and is balancing that against the obvious and unavoidable risk to his future. Hear from the current starting left tackle...

Duration:00:21:21

Week 3 NFL Matchup Podcast with Doug Farrar and Greg Cosell

9/24/2015
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They're back! Sports Illustrated's Doug Farrar and Greg Cosell of NFL Films and ESPN's NFL Matchup discuss all the big schemes and stories to get you ready for Week 3 of the 2015 NFL season.

Duration:01:07:41

Week 2 NFL Preview Podcast with Greg Cosell and Doug Farrar

9/18/2015
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The best NFL matchup podcast is back! Doug Farrar of Sports Illustrated and Greg Cosell of NFL Films and ESPN's MFL Matchup discuss what they saw in Week 1 of the 2015 season, and look ahead to Week 2, with schemes and concepts in mind.

Duration:01:05:32

The NFL 2015 Season Preview Podcast with Greg Cosell: NFC North

8/19/2015
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It's time for football again, and time for Doug Farrar of Sports Illustrated and Greg Cosell of NFL Films to preview the 2015 season, division by division. We continue with the NFC North, a division with all kinds of questions: Can the Bears turn around their defense with Vic Fangio replacing Mel Tucker? How will the Lions adapt without Ndamukong Suh? Can the Packers overcome their own defensive personnel attrition and get to the Super Bowl with their high-flying offense? And do the Vikings...

Duration:00:58:50

The NFL 2015 Season Preview Podcast with Greg Cosell: AFC North

8/14/2015
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It's time for football again, and time for Doug Farrar of Sports Illustrated and Greg Cosell of NFL Films to preview the 2015 season, division by division. We start with the AFC North, a division with all kinds of questions: Can Baltimore keep its secondary together enough to contend for a Super Bowl title? Do the Bengals have enough of a team around Andy Dalton to finally transcend Dalton's limitations? Do the Browns have any chance at the quarterback position? And can the Steelers'...

Duration:01:08:48

The NFL 2015 Season Preview Podcast with Greg Cosell: NFC East

8/6/2015
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It's time for football again, and time for Doug Farrar of Sports Illustrated and Greg Cosell of NFL Films to preview the 2015 season, division by division. We start with the NFC East, a division with all kinds of questions: Can the Cowboys lean on their offensive line enough to overcome the loss of DeMarco Murray? Is the Giants' passing game good enough to overcome issues at other placed on the roster? Will Chip Kelly's serious roster makeover give the Eagles the division title? And can Jay...

Duration:01:02:08

The NFL 2015 Season Preview Podcast with Greg Cosell: AFC East

7/31/2015
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It's time for football again, and time for Doug Farrar of Sports Illustrated and Greg Cosell of NFL Films to preview the 2015 season, division by division. We start with the AFC East, a division with all kinds of questions: Can Jimmy Garoppolo pick up the slack for the Patriots during Tom Brady's suspension? Will improvements on defense and Ryan Tannehill's development make the Dolphins the team to beat? And can the Jets and Bills overcome their obvious quarterback issues with great...

Duration:00:56:43

The NFL Draft Podcast with Greg Cosell: The Defensive Backs

4/24/2015
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In this week's draft podcast, Doug Farrar of Sports Illustrated and Greg Cosell of NFL Films and ESPN's NFL Matchup discuss the best and most intriguing cornerbacks and safeties in this draft class. We also discuss the differences and difficulties collegiate defensive backs will face as they transition to the NFL.

Duration:00:58:04

The NFL Draft Podcast with Matt Bowen: The Defensive Backs

4/23/2015
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With one week before the 2015 NFL draft gets underway, it's time to round out our positional reviews with the draft-eligible defensive backs. And who better to talk with than Matt Bowen, former NFL safety and current Lead NFL Analyst with Bleacher Report? Matt brings his unique knowledge of pro schemes and college players to our podcast, and there's a wealth of information here.

Duration:01:12:17

The NFL Draft Podcast with Greg Cosell: The Linebackers

4/17/2015
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In this week's draft podcast, Doug Farrar of Sports Illustrated and Greg Cosell of NFL Films and ESPN's NFL Matchup discuss the best and most intriguing linebackers in this draft class. Which players are the most prominent pass-rushers, who are the most compelling hybrid players, and who can start in the NFL right away?

Duration:00:45:06

Talking next-level college stats with Steve Palazzolo of Pro Football Focus

4/14/2015
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In this podcast, Doug Farrar of Sports Illustrated gets on the horn with Steve Palazzolo of Pro Football Focus to discuss PFF's new and major project -- College Football Focus, in which Steve and his army of charters have charted every FBS game of the 2014 season. That's over 800 games, kids. And with that work, College Football Focus now provides an entirely new level of draft analysis -- going beyond "highlight bias" and getting deep into how the 2015 draft prospects actually produced --...

Duration:01:05:38

The NFL Draft Podcast with Greg Cosell: The Defensive Linemen

4/10/2015
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The 2015 class of defensive linemen is one of the more gifted and versatile in recent years, with several players who could succeed in the NFL at multiple roles and positions. To sort it all out, Doug Farrar of Sports Illustrated and Greg Cosell of NFL Films and ESPN's NFL Matchup bring their tape notes and break down all the big names -- USC's Leonard Williams, Washington's Danny Shelton, Missouri's Shane Ray and Nebraska's Randy Gregory among them -- and some lesser-known prospects you...

Duration:01:19:40

Talking about draftable defensive linemen & edge rushers with Stephen White

4/8/2015
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In this podcast, Doug Farrar of Sports Illustrated talks with Stephen White, former defensive lineman for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and New York Jets, about the best and most intriguing defensive tackles, defensive ends and pure edge rushers in the 2015 draft class. Stephen brings a wealth of knowledge to the table, and this is a must-listen!

Duration:01:04:05

The NFL Draft Podcast with Greg Cosell: The Offensive Linemen

4/3/2015
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The 2015 draft class of offensive linemen is very deep from tackle to guard to center, and one of the more interesting and potentially befuddling things about this class is how many players who have excelled at one or more positions in the NCAA could be better off lining up somewhere else when it's their time in the NFL. In the latest edition of their draft podcast series, Doug Farrar of Sports Illustrated and Greg Cosell of NFL Films and ESPN's NFL Matchup break down the big names, some...

Duration:01:09:27

How the NFL addresses domestic violence, with Sarah Spain and Steph Stradley

4/2/2015
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In this podcast, we'll veer off the beaten track of Xs and Os (though we'll return soon!) and discuss a far weightier issue -- how has the NFL's culture of reaction and hidden permissiveness affected the victims of domestic violence whose accused assaulters are in the league? What needs to change beyond the NFL's insistence that it is changing, and how is that realistically accomplished? I asked Sarah Spain of Chicago's ESPN1000, ESPN Chicago and ESPNW, and Stephanie Stradley of the Houston...

Duration:00:58:00

The NFL Draft Podcast with Greg Cosell: The Receivers

3/27/2015
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The 2015 draft class of receivers is one of the deepest in recent memory, and there are all kinds and types for NFL teams to consider -- everything from top-tier game-changers to perfect complementary pieces, to talented players in need of development work. It's time for Doug Farrar of Sports Illustrated and Greg Cosell of NFL FIlms and ESPN's NFL Matchup to move through this group of pass-catchers player by player and determine their best NFL traits and fits.

Duration:01:21:51

The Chalk Talk Podcast: Dan Hatman of the Scouting Academy

3/25/2015
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In this episode of the Chalk Talk podcast (sponsored by WalterFootball.com), Dan Hatman, founder of The Scouting Academy (https://www.scoutingacademy.com/) talks with Doug Farrar about his scouting background in the NFL, what went into his new venture, the need for a more specific scouting paradigm across the league, and how teams can better manage their assets. Plus, Dan grades Doug's scouting report on Indiana running back Tevin Coleman, and Doug learns a little bit about cross-checking!

Duration:00:50:22

The NFL Draft Podcast with Greg Cosell: The Running Backs

3/20/2015
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Some say that the running back has been devalued in the NFL over the last decade, but don't tell that to the last two Super Bowl teams from the NFC, or the Cowboys, or the Eagles... and the 2015 draft class of running backs provides a fascinating array of talent for pro teams looking to expand their rushing attack in every poossible way. Here, Doug Farrar of Sports Illustrated and Greg Cosell of NFL FIlms and ESPN's NFL Matchup talk about the best backs who will hear their names called in...

Duration:00:43:08

The 2015 NFL Free Agency Podcast with Greg Cosell

3/12/2015
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Doug Farrar of Sports Illustrated and Greg Cosell of NFL FIlms and ESPN's NFL Matchup take a break from their series of pre-draft podcasts to discuss one of the wildest free-agency weeks in NFL history. Does Chip Kelly have a plan? How will Jimmy Graham open up the Seahawks' offense? Was Ndamukong Suh worth all that money? How much have the Jaguars improved? Should the Colts be the AFC's Super Bowl favorite now? These and many other questions are answered. Once again, it's time to get geeky!

Duration:00:59:53

The NFL Draft Podcast with Greg Cosell: The Quarterbacks

3/5/2015
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It's time to talk about the draft with Doug Farrar of Sports Illustrated, and Greg Cosell of NFL FIlms and ESPN's NFL Matchup. In the premiere episode of the 2015 draft podcasts, Greg and Doug go through the most exciting and intruiging quarterbacks in the 2015 draft class.

Duration:01:02:03