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Cover 2 with Banks & Stevens

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Don Banks and Nick Stevens team up to break down the news and topics of the day in the NFL. With analysis and insight from around the league and a wide-ranging roster of guests, listeners will discover that no one covers the NFL like the guys from Cover 2

Don Banks and Nick Stevens team up to break down the news and topics of the day in the NFL. With analysis and insight from around the league and a wide-ranging roster of guests, listeners will discover that no one covers the NFL like the guys from Cover 2
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New England, MA

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Don Banks and Nick Stevens team up to break down the news and topics of the day in the NFL. With analysis and insight from around the league and a wide-ranging roster of guests, listeners will discover that no one covers the NFL like the guys from Cover 2

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English


Episodes

Cover 2 9/19: NFL Week 2 Recap; Terry McAulay Interview

9/19/2018
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Don Banks and Nick Stevens recap NFL Week 2 and discuss the Patriots trade for Josh Gordon, trouble in Pittsburgh with Antonio Brown and Le'Veon Bell and Vontae Davis retiring at halftime. Our guest today is former NFL Official and current NBC NFL Rules Analyst Terry McAulay, who discusses the roughing the passer call on Clay Matthews that cost the Packers the game. McAulay gives insight on how referees are being to instructed to call roughing the passer.

Duration:00:59:47

Cover 2 9/12: Eric Mangini Interview; NFL Week 1 Takeaways; Week 2 Preview

9/12/2018
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Don Banks and Nick Stevens are joined by former New York Jets Head Coach and current Fox Sports 1 NFL Analyst Eric Mangini. We discuss Sam Darnold's Jets debut, Matt Patricia's debut in Detroit, Patriots-Texans takeaways and preview the upcoming slate of games for NFL Week 2.

Duration:00:54:53

Cover 2 9/5: Season Predictions; Kurt Warner, Steve Smith and Willie McGinest Interviews

9/5/2018
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Don Banks and Nick Stevens make their season predictions for every NFL division. Don caught up with NFL Network's Kurt Warner, Steve Smith and Willie McGinest to discuss the offseason drama in Foxboro and how the Patriots will respond in 2018.

Duration:01:03:44

Cover 2 8/29: Tony Romo, Bill Cowher and Gene Steratore

8/29/2018
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Don Banks and Nick Stevens discuss the new contract for Giants WR Odell Beckham, Jr., the Cleveland Browns on Hard Knocks and more. We catch up with NFL CBS Color Analyst Tony Romo, who talks about his production meetings with Bill Belichick. We talk with NFL CBS Analyst Bill Cowher on the national opinion that the Patriots dynasty may be ending. Plus, NFL CBS Rules Official Gene Steratore joins us to discuss what it was like to referee SB 52.

Duration:00:51:36

Cover 2 8/22: Dan Quinn Interview; Preseason Week 2 Recap

8/22/2018
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Don Banks and Nick Stevens discuss the Cleveland Browns on Hard Knocks and Andrew Luck's lack luster performance on MNF. Plus, we're joined by Falcons Head Coach Dan Quinn to discuss Atlanta's offseason, the new tackling rules and what the Patriots can expect from Adrian Clayborn.

Duration:00:55:35

Cover 2 8/15: Al Michaels Interview

8/15/2018
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Don Banks and Nick Stevens are joined by NBC Sunday Night Football Play-by-Play Man Al Michaels. Michaels discusses all of the great Super Bowls he has called including the Patriots defeat of the Seahawks in SB 49 and the Eagles defeat of the Patriots in SB 52. He also reminisced about great games he has called over the years such as the Miracle on Ice in 1980 in the Lake Placid Olympic Games. We also previewed the slate of games on Sunday Night Football this season.

Duration:00:49:49

Cover 2 8/8: Prepping for the Preseason

8/8/2018
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In this edition of Cover 2 with Don Banks and Nick Stevens, we are joined by Boston Globe Sports Media Columnist, Chad Finn, and Former Pittsburgh Steeler and current CBS Sports NFL Analyst, Bryant McFadden. Other topics discussed are the upcoming preseason games and the turmoil between Le'Veon Bell and Mike Tomlin with the Pittsburgh Steelers. We also touch upon the 2018 Hall of Fame Inductions with Ray Lewis' speech and the success the Boston Red Sox are having this year.

Duration:00:56:51

Cover 2 8/1: Brian Billick; Hall of Fame Weekend

8/1/2018
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Don Banks and Nick Stevens are joined by NFL Analyst Brian Billick to discuss the NFL Hall of Fame Inductions of Randy Moss and Ray Lewis and the Hall of Fame game. Plus, we touch on Johnny Football getting a new life in the CFL and the Red Sox trade deadline.

Duration:00:51:20

Cover 2 7/27: Michael Lombardi Interview

7/27/2018
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Don Banks and Nick Stevens are joined by Former NFL executive and media analyst Michael Lombardi to discuss his book 'Gridiron Genius: A Master Class in Winning Championships and Building Dynasties in the NFL.' We also discuss the latest news around NFL Training Camps, Tony Sparano's tragic death, Jimmy G's future in San Francisco and more.

Duration:00:49:08

Cover 2 7/19: Amy Trask talks football

7/19/2018
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Don Banks and Nick Stevens are joined by Amy Trask, CBS Sports Football Analyst and Former CEO of the Oakland Raiders. Various topics were covered such as the NFL Anthem Policy, Brent Musberger as the new radio pxp voice of the Raiders, her reaction to the tuck rule in 2001, and the fractured relationship between the NFL and NFLPA. They also discusss the MLB All-Star game and whether or not baseball can catch up to the NFL in popularity.

Duration:00:57:17

Cover 2 7/11: Sal Paolantonio talks Eagles

7/11/2018
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Don Banks and Nick Stevens are joined by ESPN NFL Reporter Sal Paolantonio, who is promoting his book, Philly Special, which he thinks most Patriots fans will want to read as it details how the Philadelphia Eagles ran fake plays during their walkthrough the night before the Super Bowl. He also states that he believes even though Carson Wentz is healthy, Nick Foles has earned the right to be the starting quarterback of the Eagles.

Duration:00:52:42

Cover 2 6/20: Phil Savage and Richard Deitsch

6/20/2018
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Don Banks and Nick Stevens are joined by Phil Savage (General Manager of the Alliance Phoenix) to talk about the Alliance of American Football and where it stands as it's set to launch this winter after the Super Bowl. Richard Deitsch (The Athletic / Sportsnet 590 The Fan / Adjunct Professor at Columbia) joins us and offers his opinions on NFL coverage as well as Fox's coverage of the World Cup.

Duration:00:59:46

Cover 2 6/13: AFC East Offseason Review

6/13/2018
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We recap each AFC East team's offseason from the perspective of those that cover them. Hear from Jets beat reporter Rich Cimini from ESPN, play-by-play radio voice of the Bills John Murphy and Armando Salguero from the Miami Herald.

Duration:01:06:41

Cover 2 with Banks & Stevens 6/6: Mike Pereira; Adam Schefter

6/6/2018
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Don Banks and Nick Stevens discuss recent NFL rule changes with FOX Sports Rules Analyst Mike Pereira. Plus, ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter joins us to discuss the NFL's new anthem policy and the Eagles not being invited to the White House.

Duration:00:53:45

Cover 2 with Banks & Stevens 5/30: NFL OTAs; Matt Chatham Interview

5/30/2018
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Don Banks and Nick Stevens talk NBA Finals, player absences from NFL OTAs, the NFL's new anthem rule and Cassius Marsh's comments about his time as Patriot. We are joined today by former Patriot and current NFL Analyst for NESN Matt Chatham.

Duration:00:55:39

Cover 2 with Banks & Stevens 5/23: Bill Polian on AAF League

5/23/2018
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In this edition of the Cover 2 podcast, Don Banks and Nick Stevens are joined by former Colts Vice Chairman and current ESPN NFL Analyst Bill Polian to discuss the new Alliance of American Football League which will be unveiled in the spring of 2019. Polian outlines the potential teams taking part in the league as well as the players who will be assigned to each team.

Duration:00:52:52

Cover 2 with Banks & Stevens 5/14: State sanctioned sports gambling upheld by Super Court; Daniel Wallach Interview

5/14/2018
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In this edition of the Cover 2 podcast, Don Banks and Nick Stevens are joined by gaming and sports attorney and co-host of the 'Conduct Detrimental' podcast, Daniel Wallach to discuss the Supreme Court ruling that the federal ban on state-sanctioned sports betting is unconstitutional.

Duration:00:39:31

Cover 2 with Banks & Stevens 5/9: Peter King Interview

5/9/2018
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In this edition of the Cover 2 podcast, Don Banks and Nick Stevens discuss a variety of topics from Jason Witten's retirement from the NFL and his move to the MNF booth, Tom Brady's attire at the Met Gala, Red Sox - Yankees and Celtics - 76'ers. Our guest today is Monday Morning Quarterback's Peter King, who joins us to discuss his MMQB column moving to NBCSports.com.

Duration:00:50:00

Cover 2 with Banks & Stevens 5/1: NFL Draft Recap; Dan Hatman Interview

5/1/2018
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In this edtion of PFW in Progress, Don Banks and Nick Stevens discuss the excitement going on in Boston sports with the Bruins, Celtics, and Sox. We recap the NFL Draft and talk with Director of Scouting Development at the Scouting Academy, Dan Hatman. Plus, we discuss Tom Brady’s interview with Jim Gray at the Milken Institute Global Conference in California.

Duration:00:59:29

Cover 2 with Banks & Stevens 4/24: Mock Drafts; Tedy Bruschi Interview

4/24/2018
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In this edition of the Cover 2 podcast, Don Banks, Nick Stevens and Kevin Collins offer their full first round mock drafts. Plus, former Patriots LB and current ESPN analyst Tedy Bruschi joins us to talk all thing Patriots in this draft.

Duration:01:13:05