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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 11/13: Sam Farmer from LA Times

11/13/2018
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Don Banks and Nick Stevens discuss the Patriots loss to the Titans as well as recap of NFL Week 10. We are joined by Sam Farmer of the Los Angeles Times as we discuss the terrible shooting and wild fires in LA and how it is impacting the Rams. Plus, we preview NFL Week 11 including Rams vs. Chiefs on Monday Night Football.

Duration:00:50:29

Cover 2 11/6: ESPN's Seth Wickersham talks Patriots

11/6/2018
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Don Banks and Nick Stevens recap the Brady vs. Rodgers matchup on Sunday Night Football. We talk with ESPN Senior Writer Seth Wickersham about his article on the dynamic relationship between Robert Kraft, Bill Belichick and Tom Brady. Plus, we take stock of the Patriots at midway point of the season where they stand at 7-2.

Duration:00:53:03

Cover 2 11/1: Patriots - Packers Preview with Rob Demovsky and Tom Silverstein

11/1/2018
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Don Banks and Nick Stevens preview Patriots - Packers on Sunday Night Football with Rob Demovsky from ESPN.com and Tom Silverstein of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.

Duration:01:04:32

Cover 2 10/23: NFL Network's Rich Eisen; Week 7 Recap; Week 8 Preview

10/23/2018
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Don Banks and Nick Stevens talk with NFL Network's Rich Eisen, who will be calling his first ever NFL game this Sunday when the Jaguars take on the Eagles in London. Don and Nick talk Red Sox in the World Series and the Patriots win in Chicago. Plus, we recap NFL Week 7 and preview NFL Week 8.

Duration:00:55:22

Cover 2 10/16: Interview with NFL Analyst Trent Dilfer

10/16/2018
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Don Banks and Nick Stevens talk with NFL analyst Trent Dilfer about the Patriots-Chiefs game on Sunday against Patrick Mahomes and Tom Brady. They also discuss defenses, new rules in the NFL, and Dilfer's memories of the late Paul Allen. Other topics include the success of the Boston Red Sox and previewing NFL Week 7 games.

Duration:00:55:12

Cover 2 10/10: NFL Week 6 Preview with Cris Collinsworth

10/10/2018
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Don Banks and Nick Stevens discuss the Red Sox ALDS win over the Yankees. We recap NFL Week 5 and talk with NBC Sunday Night Football Analyst Cris Collinsworth about Patrick Mahomes and what makes him so dangerous as we preview the SNF matchup between the Patriots and the Chiefs and look ahead to the week 6 slate of games.

Duration:00:47:55

Cover 2 10/3: Dan Orlovsky and Jeff Pearlman Interviews

10/3/2018
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Don Banks and Nick Stevens recap NFL Week 4 and are joined by ESPN NFL Analyst Dan Orlovsky to discuss the NFL QB play around the league and the hot start of Kansas City Chiefs QB Patrick Mahomes. Plus, we talk with New York Times Best Selling Author Jeff Pearlman about his book, 'Football For A Buck: The Crazy Rise and Crazier Demise of the USFL.'

Duration:01:02:06

Cover 2 9/26: Dolphins Preview; Interview with Matthew Hasselbeck

9/26/2018
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Don Banks and Nick Stevens take a look at NFL Week 3, preview the Miami Dolphins, and the new rules around the league. They also talk with ESPN NFL Analyst Matthew Hasselbeck and how the NFL is responding to criticism on roughing the passer penalties.

Duration:00:40:44

Cover 2 9/26: Interview with Ian O'Connor

9/26/2018
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Don Banks and Nick Stevens talk NFL with ESPN Senior Writer Ian O'Connor, author of "Belichick: The Making of the Greatest Football Coach of All Time".

Duration:00:31:40

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