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Chris Simms takes an unfiltered look at the NFL, featuring player access, unabashed opinion, X&O film breakdown, and stories from a life in and around football.

Chris Simms takes an unfiltered look at the NFL, featuring player access, unabashed opinion, X&O film breakdown, and stories from a life in and around football.

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Chris Simms takes an unfiltered look at the NFL, featuring player access, unabashed opinion, X&O film breakdown, and stories from a life in and around football.

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English


Episodes

Simms Top 40 QB Countdown: #25-21

5/25/2022
(8:50) #25 Jalen Hurts: "I was wrong last year" (26:40) #24 Trevor Lawrence: "He made me say 'wow' the least out of the rookies" (36:15) #23 Justin Fields: "He basically said 'Chris Simms shut up, look at this.'" (44:40) #22 Zach Wilson: "He was managed the least out of these QBs" (58:50) #21 Daniel Jones: "When his team wasn't totally overwhelmed, he played pretty well" (1:14:40) Homies react to Top 40: Why didn't Jordan Love even get an honorable mention? And has Trey Lance's throwing...

Duration:01:29:44

Simms Top 40 QB Countdown: #30-26

5/23/2022
(9:10) #30 Jared Goff: Should the Lions have gotten some competition for him? (19:45) #29 Tua Tagovailoa: Welcome to the countdown, TuAnon. (32:20) #28 Marcus Mariota: What does he have that Tua doesn't? (42:50) #27 Mitchell Trubisky: How did he move back into the rankings after not playing last year? (59:45) #26 Jameis Winston: "He showed us he's coachable and can play a different style." (1:08:20) Homies react to Top 40: Niners nation is not happy about Trey Lance being #31. And why...

Duration:01:29:18

Simms Top 40 QB Countdown: #35-31

5/18/2022
(5:20) BREAKING NEWS: Eagles sign CB James Bradberry, and Chris is loving Howie Roseman's offseason. (10:00) #35 Davis Mills: "The Texans may have a diamond in the rough, and he deserves that shot this year to prove it." (18:10) #34 Tyler Huntley: "He's heading upwards and I could see him as a starter one day." (26:10) Honorable Mentions: Who was just outside the Top 40 bubble? (27:00) #33 Geno Smith: Why is he 7 spots higher than Drew Lock? (36:00) #32 Sam Darnold: Can we forget the...

Duration:01:04:59

Simms Top 40 QB Countdown: #40-36

5/16/2022
(5:20) Simms Perfect 10 Last Man Standing: Rob, a teacher from Illinois, joins us to talk about how he nailed 7 of the Top 10 picks in the NFL draft, plus who he's betting on this coming season. (14:50) Simms Top 40 QB Countdown: Chris explains the 4 categories that he focuses on for his rankings. (20:50) #40 Drew Lock: "He has the talent to be in the Top 15. But he's not in the trust tree." (27:20) #39 Kenny Pickett: "I have no doubt he is ready for the NFL." But is he a lock to beat out...

Duration:01:06:24

Top 40 QB Preview: "Screw off to the Stafford haters"

5/11/2022
(10:00) 2021 Top 40 QB Review: Chris self-scouts himself and takes some victory laps on last year's rankings. (24:40) Rookies: How many will make the Top 40 this year? (32:00) Big Phil: The Big Effer is back to weigh in on Sam Darnold vs Matt Corral. (41:00) Joe Burrow, Matthew Stafford, & Justin Herbert: Who would Phil rank highest? (45:30) Ryan Tannehill: "Let's don't get carried away with this mentor thing." (52:45) Tom Brady: "Best of all time? I don't know how you can deny it...

Duration:01:27:51

#AskMeAnything: "I'm a cane guy now"

5/9/2022
(7:15) 49ers: Is there any market left for Jimmy Garoppolo? And is Kyle Shanahan worried about Trey Lance? (15:00) Baker Mayfield: The Browns screwed him over. (19:30) Lions: "Yes, they will win a Super Bowl in the next few decades. Ok, maybe not win, definitely make it though." (23:00) Chiefs: Is an offense better with 2 elite targets or a room full of options? (30:50) Patriots: Is it concerning that they don't have an Offensive or Defensive Coordinator? (34:30) NFC East: Does Jerry...

Duration:01:32:46

2022 Rookie Predictions + #AskMeAnything

5/4/2022
(4:30) 2022 Rookie Predictions, Offense: Who will be this year's Ja'Marr Chase? Mac Jones? Javonte Williams? (26:00) 2022 Rookie Predictions, Defense: Who will be this year's Micah Parsons? Nick Bolton? Patrick Surtain? (40:50) Rookie of the Year Odds: Who is Chris' favorite bet on offense & defense? (47:20) #AskMeAnything: The guys crank through the mailbag. What teams has Chris' least favorite drafts? How did the Giants do? Will Matt Corral beat out Sam Darnold? What WR was the best fit...

Duration:01:14:24

2022 Draft Recap: "Magnum opus, that's a wine right?"

5/2/2022
(4:00) Big draft themes: A historic Round 1, WRs going early, and a sad weekend for Chris' alma mater. (14:20) QBs fall: "The league didn't even know where these QBs were going to go." (24:20) Lions: Does Detroit believe in Jared Goff? And is Chris actually Brad Holmes? (33:00) Ravens: "Caw! All the biggest baddest mother f**kers come here! Caw!" (40:50) Chiefs: This may have been Brett Veach's "magnum opus," which is actually not a wine. (47:10) Jets: What does Breece Hall bring to the...

Duration:01:38:24

2022 NFL Draft 1st Round Recap

4/29/2022
(2:00) Florio is surprised that Simms made it in time for the show after last night's festivities (4:30) One of the most eventful 1st rounds ever was highlighted by the Titans trading A.J. Brown to the Eagles (28:30) The Ravens traded away Hollywood Brown and Lamar Jackson seems miffed (37:30) The Falcons started a run on WR by drafting Drake London, followed by the Jets taking Garrett Wilson, the Saints picking Chris Olave, and the Lions trading up for Jameson Williams, who seemed upset...

Duration:01:49:26

Draft Sleepers, Props Bets, and Mock Reactions

4/27/2022
(2:30) Big Picture Draft Thoughts: Is this a "weak" draft? (6:50) Simms Mock Draft Recap: Who are the 8 players who Chris thinks are Top 10 locks? (15:45) Wild Cards: Kayvon Thibodeaux, Derek Stingley Jr, Garrett Wilson, and others who could go Top 10 or fall Thursday. (26:50) Matt Corral: If Chris' #1 QB doesn't go Round 1, where is his best fit? And who are the other guys who should go Round 1, but won't? (34:50) WR Rankings update: Chris admits to being too high on Alec Pierce to...

Duration:01:07:23

Simms 2022 Mock Draft

4/25/2022
(7:20) #1 Jaguars: EDGE Aidan Hutchinson (11:00) #2 Lions: EDGE Travon Walker (13:15) #3 Texans: T Ickey Ekwonu (16:10) #4 Jets: CB Sauce Gardner (18:50) #5 Giants: T Evan Neal (20:50) #6 Panthers: T Charles Cross (24:10) #7 Giants: EDGE Jermaine Johnson II (27:10) #8 Falcons: DT Jordan Davis (30:00) #9 Seahawks: DT Devonte Wyatt (33:40) #10 Jets: WR Jameson Williams (35:45) Perfect 10: Chris got PointsBet to run a Top 10 picks contest where you could win $100k (39:00) #11...

Duration:01:31:20

Simms 2022 Draft DT & LB Rankings

4/21/2022
(3:15) #5 DT DeMarvin Leal (Texas A&M): "He's a D-tackle with a splash of D-end." (7:00) #4 DT Eyioma Uwazurike (Iowa State): "He gave Linderbaum all he could handle." (12:10) #3 DT Travis Jones (Connecticut): "Whoa! He's 325 and moves like THAT?!" (17:10) #2 DT Devonte Wyatt (Georgia): "The film is better than Quinnen Williams." (22:30) #1 DT Jordan Davis (Georgia): "He's Vita Vea with more athleticism. He's a can't-miss." (31:30) LB Scouting: How has the position changed over the...

Duration:01:12:31

Simms 2022 Draft OL Rankings

4/18/2022
(6:15) QB rankings update: After further review, Simms flips Malik Willis ahead of Kenny Pickett. (9:00) OL scouting: How difficult is it to evaluate O-line film? (16:20) #6 G Kenyon Green (Texas A&M): "He's for sure a big-time guard, and has legit potential to be a tackle." (22:25) #5 G Zion Johnson (Boston College): "He's a starting guard, right away, Day 1." (28:20) #4 T Charles Cross (Miss St): "He has all the physical tools to be big time." (35:30) #3 C Tyler Linderbaum (Iowa):...

Duration:01:18:37

Simms 2022 Draft TE Rankings

4/13/2022
(1:50) TE scouting: Is this the most difficult position to evaluate? And does Chris see any first round talents in the 2022 class? (14:50) TE #5 James Mitchell (Virginia Tech): "If he got to play a full year, he could've been the #1 tight end." (20:40) TE #4 Isaiah Likely (Coastal Carolina): "The most gifted pass-catching TE in this class." (25:00) TE #3 Greg Dulcich (UCLA): "At that size, the route-running is pretty damn special." (32:00) TE #2 Trey McBride (Colorado St): "There some...

Duration:01:12:21

Simms 2022 Draft EDGE Rankings

4/11/2022
(3:50) 2022 Draft EDGE Rankings: Would Chris rather have an elite pass rusher or cover corner? Is this the most talented 2022 position group Chris has scouted so far? (11:30) EDGE #5 Nik Bonitto (Oklahoma): "The best in-space edge defender of this group. And maybe the most naturally-gifted pass rusher." (20:10) EDGE #4 George Karlaftis (Purdue): "This guy's a FOOTBALL player. He's all about creating chaos." (32:10) EDGE #3 Jermaine Johnson II (Florida St): "It doesn't matter who it is;...

Duration:01:32:26

Simms 2022 Draft RB Rankings

4/6/2022
(1:20) 2022 Draft RBs: "I don't think I've seen this much depth from an RB class." (11:15) 2021 RB lookback: Chris self-scouts himself on how he went wrong with Javian Hawkins & Javonte Williams. (16:45) RB #5 Ty Davis-Price (LSU): "He is an NFL starting running back" (24:00) RB #4 James Cook (Georgia): How does he compare to brother Dalvin? (33:00) RB #3 Dameon Pierce (Florida): "Kareem Hunt. They're a carbon copy of each other." (41:45) RB #2 Breece Hall (Iowa State): "This a 3-down,...

Duration:01:10:10

Simms 2022 Draft CB & S Rankings

4/4/2022
(5:00) Simms 2022 Draft CB Rankings: What does Chris look for when he's scouting CBs? "I thought this class was a bit overrated." (9:20) #5 CB Marcus Jones (Houston): "It's a size league, but he's too good in the slot for me not to take him." (15:20) #4 CB Andrew Booth Jr. (Clemson): "His zero-to-sixty is as good as any CB in this draft." (22:00) #3 CB Jalyn Armour-Davis (Alabama): "He's a better pure cover corner than Trevon Diggs was coming out." (29:00) #2 CB Trent McDuffie...

Duration:01:36:20

Garrett Wilson vs Jameson Williams & WR Rankings reactions

3/30/2022
(7:15) WR Honorable Mentions: Simms goes through guys who just missed his Top 5 like Jahan Dotson, Skyy Moore, Chris Olave, and Calvin Austin. (27:00) What about... In a deep WR class, Chris also touches on Jalen Tolbert, John Metchie, Velus Jones, George Pickens, and Danny Gray. (33:45) Garrett Wilson vs #1 WR Jameson Williams: Why couldn't Simms' top WR beat out a teammate at Ohio State who didn't even make his Top 5? (40:50) #2 WR Christian Watson: If Chris questioned Trey Lance's...

Duration:01:26:57

Simms 2022 Draft WR Rankings

3/28/2022
(4:15) 2022 Draft WR Rankings: How does this year's class stack up vs recent years? Would Chris still have Dyami Brown in his Top 5 WRs from 2021? (11:30) WR #5 Drake London: "One of the greatest jump ball receivers I've ever seen in my evaluations. It's not 50/50 with him, it's 90/10." (22:00) WR #4 Treylon Burks: "He makes sh*t happen. I am wowed by what he can do with the ball in his hands." (30:15) WR #3 Alec Pierce: "Maybe the best route-runner in the draft, and there's nobody that...

Duration:01:12:04

#AskMeAnything: QB rankings reactions + Tyreek Hill trade

3/23/2022
(4:45) Tyreek Hill: Early in our pod, reports are that the Chiefs could trade their star WR. And Chris could see why. (11:35) Matt Ryan: Chris thinks he's a perfect fit for the Colts, and a better addition than Philip Rivers was. (20:20) #AskMeAnything: We kick off your questions about Simms' 2022 Draft QB rankings. Will we see over or under 3.5 QBs go in Round 1? (24:40) 2021 QBs: Where would Matt Corral rank compared to Zach Wilson and Trevor Lawrence? (31:40) Matt Corral: Does he have...

Duration:01:19:57