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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.




Week 4 NFL Picks: "Best bets! (oh god)"

(2:20) TNF: Dolphins at Bengals (6:20) LONDON: Vikings vs Saints (10:50) SUNDAY EARLY GAMES: Browns at Falcons (15:20) Bills at Ravens (18:00) Commanders at Cowboys (20:20) Seahawks at Lions (22:40) Chargers at Texans (26:10) Titans at Colts (29:45) Bears at Giants (32:50) Jaguars at Eagles (36:20) Jets at Steelers (39:30) SUNDAY LATE GAMES: Cardinals at Panthers (42:40) Patriots at Packers (44:50) Broncos at Raiders (47:40) SNF: Chiefs at Buccaneers (50:30) MNF: Rams at...


Week 3 WTF Happened: "A big elephant butt!"

(3:15) Bills offense: After Josh Allen kept beating the blitz, Miami needs to "dial it back." (13:30) Dolphins offense: Tua Tagovailoa played tough, even though Buffalo "had a plan for the bullsh*t plays." (22:15) Ravens offense: "Because of Lamar Jackson, they're a pass-first team you have to play like a run-first team" (32:00) Patriots offense: After facing the shockingly weak Baltimore defense, how will New England adjust with Brian Hoyer? (40:30) Jaguars offense: Trevor Lawrence is...


NFL Week 3 Recap: "Did you shower?"

(4:00) Dolphins def. Bills: Miami won the gotta-have-it plays, but is Chris worried about Buffalo? (17:35) Packers def. Buccaneers: Tampa's offensive struggles might not just be about injuries. (24:40) Eagles def. Commanders: "I should've had Jalen Hurts higher." (33:40) Colts def. Chiefs: "It's the same worries we've always had, Tyreek Hill or no Tyreek Hill." (41:10) Titans def. Raiders: Is Derek Carr to blame for Vegas' red zone woes? (46:00) Bengals def. Jets: Joe Burrow is...


Week 3 NFL Picks: "First instinct! First instinct!"

(2:15) TNF: Steelers at Browns (7:00) SUNDAY EARLY GAMES: Saints at Panthers (11:15) Texans at Bears (13:40) Chiefs at Colts (17:00) Bills at Dolphins (20:30) Lions at Vikings (24:00) Ravens at Patriots (26:40) Bengals at Jets (28:45) Raiders at Titans (31:25) Eagles at Commanders (34:25) SUNDAY LATE GAMES: Jaguars at Chargers (37:10) Rams at Cardinals (40:00) Falcons at Seahawks (42:20) Packers at Buccaneers (46:00) SNF: 49ers at Broncos (50:30) MNF: Cowboys at...


Week 2 WTF Happened: "I do have a man crush."

(6:10) Dolphins O vs Ravens D: "The best game Tua's ever played. There's no doubt." (19:30) Ravens O vs Dolphins D: "Lamar Jackson played an almost perfect game." (27:00) Bills O vs Titans D: "It's cheat code time. It's insane." (36:30) Titans O vs Bills D: "I don't look at Ryan Tannehill as the problem." (44:50) Chiefs O vs Chargers D: The Chargers D was aggressive...maybe too aggressive? (53:10) Chargers O vs Chiefs D: "They need to find a way to scare the defense." (58:50) Eagles O...


NFL Week 2 Recap: "TuAnon's Alive!"

(3:15) Dolphins def. Ravens: Will Chris finally tell Tuanon that he was wrong? (17:20) Cardinals def. Raiders: Kyler Murray is a magician. (23:30) Jets def. Browns: How did Cleveland lose this game? (30:10) 49ers def. Seahawks: The Jimmy Garoppolo era is back on. (39:10) Rams def. Falcons: "It's Rams f*ck up time." (44:10) Packers def. Bears: "Their entire offensive approach bothered me." (51:00) Lions def. Commanders: Damn! Okay Aidan Hutchinson (58:15) Cowboys def. Bengals: Was...


Week 2 NFL Picks: All About the Dogs

(2:10) TNF: Chargers at Chiefs (7:00) SUNDAY EARLY GAMES: Dolphins at Ravens (12:40) Jets at Browns (16:10) Commanders at Lions (19:20) Colts at Jaguars (23:00) Buccaneers at Saints (26:45) Panthers at Giants (30:20) Patriots at Steelers (33:15) SUNDAY LATE GAMES: Falcons at Rams (36:20) Seahawks at 49ers (39:40) Bengals at Cowboys (41:30) Texans at Broncos (44:10) Cardinals at Raiders (47:00) SNF: Bears at Packers (50:10) MNF: Titans at Bills (52:30) MNF: Vikings at...


Week 1 WTF Happened: Bad Day for Burrow

(5:15) Bengals offense: Was this really a bad day for Joe Burrow? Is the O-line really improved? (18:20) 49ers offense: How harshly should we judge Trey Lance in a monsoon? (29:20) Packers offense: Was Aaron Rodgers too cautious (again)? (36:00) Vikings offense: How was Justin Jefferson so open so often? (41:10) Cardinals offense: "I don't know if there's rhyme or reason to it." (48:50) Chiefs offense: Patrick Mahomes' passes were NSFW. (56:30) Raiders offense: Davante Adams is a...


NFL Week 1 Recap: Big Comebacks & Big Debuts

(5:00) Steelers def. Bengals: "Pittsburgh won, but I feel better about Cincinnati." (17:30) Bears def. 49ers: "It was a monsoon. But you gotta play the best QB." (28:50) Giants def. Titans: "Saquon Barkley is back, everybody." (34:50) Chiefs def. Cardinals: Damn! Okay makes its return with a KC newcomer. (43:05) Chargers def. Raiders: Khalil Mack is The Closer. (50:50) Vikings def. Packers: "Damn! WTF were you thinking Green Bay?!" (55:15) Bills def. Rams: Did Matthew Stafford's arm...


Week 1 NFL Picks: "I'm not one to gloat"

(2:20) KICKOFF: Bills at Rams (7:45) SUNDAY EARLY GAMES: Saints at Falcons (10:50) Browns at Panthers (14:00) 49ers at Bears (17:10) Steelers at Bengals (20:10) Eagles at Lions (22:10) Colts at Texans (24:30) Patriots at Dolphins (28:00) Ravens at Jets (30:45) Jaguars at Commanders (33:30) SUNDAY LATE GAMES: Chiefs at Cardinals (35:40) Raiders at Chargers (38:00) Packers at Vikings (40:30) Giants at Titans (42:35) SNF: Buccaneers at Cowboys (46:15) MNF: Broncos at...


Throwing with Josh Allen: "You know I call you My Boy Blue right?"

(2:00) Little league sports: "Believe it or not, I was pretty small." (3:20) Mechanics: What did Josh change before his breakout season? (12:30) Scramble drills: "Do you ever throw balls blind?" (16:38) Workout regimen: "It's the best I've felt in a long time." (18:50) Throwing in bad weather (20:10) Critics: "Do you keep receipts?" (23:25) Sean McDermott: "When did you know he was all-in on you?" (27:50) Fame & trash talking with Tom Brady (32:20) Super Bowl favorites: "We don't...


NFC Playoff Predictions & Win Totals + Super Bowl LVII Pick

(6:00) Roster cuts: Chris tells us some cutdown day stories. (13:45) Jimmy Garoppolo: How did Chris know he was going to stay with the 49ers? (20:15) Kellen Mond: Was Chris surprised that the Vikings cut him? (23:50) Malik Willis: Will he start games this season? (28:30) Eagles-Saints trade: Why would New Orleans deal DB Chauncey Gardner-Johnson? (30:30) Kenny Pickett: Did the Steelers manufacture short throws to make him look better? (32:50) NFC East Win Totals: Chris is "over over...


AFC Playoff Predictions & Win Totals + Jimmy G insurance for 49ers?

(8:20) 49ers: Chris is scared enough about Trey Lance that Jimmy Garoppolo is now looking like a good insurance option. (21:00) Bears: A homie calls Justin Fields "a stud." Does Simms agree? (24:00) Panthers: How does Baker Mayfield's "game-changing arm" look? (26:20) Seahawks: Did Drew Lock blow his last chance to be an NFL starter? (29:20) Jameis Winston: How healthy did he look in his only preseason appearance? (30:50) Lions: Has Dan Campbell wound them too tight this...


Rodgers vs Mahomes + Top 5 NFL Rosters

(4:50) Buffalo: Chris recaps some of his trip to interview Josh Allen, including the dive bar he went to for wings. (14:50) Aaron Rodgers: Chris doesn't like Sammy Watkins talking him up over Patrick Mahomes. (30:00) Tom Brady: Will any of his teammates be upset that he took a break from training camp? (33:15) Tyron Smith: How much trouble are the Cowboys in after his injury? (36:10) Ravens: We hit on Tyler Huntley, Isaiah Likely, and the Greg Roman passing game. (43:10) Patriots...


Preseason Week 2 Recap + Thibodeaux hit dirty?

(8:00) Scouting: What positions can you take the most away from in the preseason? (10:15) Kayvon Thibodeaux: Was the hit that injured him actually dirty? (17:00) Daniel Jones: Was Chris encouraged by his completion percent or discouraged by his INT? (21:10) Bills RBs: A three-headed monster is forming, but give credit to the Buffalo OL coach. (26:20) Patrick Mahomes: "He looks as good as ever. He's back." (29:20) George Karlaftis: Has he been the best rookie defender this...


Fantasy Football Advice with Matthew Berry

(2:45) Derwin James: Did the Chargers overpay for him? (7:40) Chiefs: What role will new signee Danny Shelton take? And Chris loves KC's rookie class. (15:40) Roquan Smith: Should he be paid among the other top off-ball LBs in the NFL? (17:40) Devin Bush: Should we be worried about the young Steelers LB? (21:00 ) Patriots secondary: Have they gone from a strength to a weakness? (26:50) Training Camp Fights: Chris tells the story of the best one he ever saw. (31:00) 49ers linemen: Drake...


Preseason Week 1 QB Reactions w/ Phil Simms

(6:00) Does Preseason matter? Big Phil talks about how preseason has changed from his days. (10:10) Zach Wilson: Chris is praying for a quick injury recovery, and Phil has heard some good things about Joe Flacco. (14:15) Jalen Hurts: While the Eagles "look the part," their QB's motion looks better. (16:30) Trey Lance: Is Chris buying the hype from his preseason debut? (23:10) Trevor Lawrence: "Stats lie. I thought he looked really good." (27:10) Justin Fields: "I thought it was a good...


Training Camp fights + AFC Preseason Players to Watch

(3:30) Buy or Sell: Are training camp fights bad for teams? (13:40) One Player to Watch: Texans: Chris will be a focused on a rookie CB he was skeptical of. (18:15) Jets: Chris is not worried about Zach Wilson. He's looking at another 1st round pick. (21:40) Jaguars: "He has some Alvin Kamara-ish tools to him." (26:30) Steelers: "I'll be watching to see if he has his explosion back." (30:50) Patriots: Chris is hearing good things about Tyquan Thornton. (37:10) Raiders: Can a former 1st...


NFC Preseason Players to Watch + Trevor Lawrence's warmup

(9:00) Trevor Lawrence: Chris feels better about Trevor Lawrence after watching his warmup in person. (18:05) Josh McDaniels: He has a "totally different vibe" this time around. But should he have played Josh Jacobs? (27:45) One Player to Watch: Falcons: One of the draft's most polarizing receivers is a focal point for Simms. (32:50) Seahawks: Kenneth Walker "has the chance to be a superstar." (36:55) Lions: Simms wonders if DJ Chark can be their #1 WR. (41:30) Bears: Justin Fields has...


Hall of Fame stories with Tony Dungy

(3:00) Hall of Fame memories: Coach Dungy talks about how he turned Derrick Brooks, Warren Sapp, and John Lynch from backups to Hall of Famers. (12:40) HOF snubs: Coach names one former DB who doesn't get the Hall of Fame buzz he deserves. (15:00) HOF comparisons: What was the difference between Terry Bradshaw and Peyton Manning? Mean Joe Greene & Warren Sapp? Jack Ham & Derrick Brooks? (23:30) New coaches: What are the 5 things Coach told young players to avoid? (32:15) Coaching defense...