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NFL Network's Insider Ian Rapoport provides exclusive information and in-depth analysis on the biggest news in the National Football League. Ian is joined by fellow NFL reporters Mike Garafolo and Tom Pelissero to discuss the inside story on the most newsworthy topics of the week. In addition, Ian conducts insightful conversations with the key players, coaches, and NFL front office personnel to provide fans with a unique and engaging listening experience.

NFL Network's Insider Ian Rapoport provides exclusive information and in-depth analysis on the biggest news in the National Football League. Ian is joined by fellow NFL reporters Mike Garafolo and Tom Pelissero to discuss the inside story on the most newsworthy topics of the week. In addition, Ian conducts insightful conversations with the key players, coaches, and NFL front office personnel to provide fans with a unique and engaging listening experience.
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NFL Network's Insider Ian Rapoport provides exclusive information and in-depth analysis on the biggest news in the National Football League. Ian is joined by fellow NFL reporters Mike Garafolo and Tom Pelissero to discuss the inside story on the most newsworthy topics of the week. In addition, Ian conducts insightful conversations with the key players, coaches, and NFL front office personnel to provide fans with a unique and engaging listening experience.

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English


Episodes

Live from the owners meetings with Steelers President Art Rooney

10/16/2019
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Ian is in Florida at the owners meeting and tracked down Steelers president Art Rooney for a special sit-down (13:50). Plus, a roundtable with Tom Pelissero and Judy Battista, who subs in for Mike Garafolo, to talk officiating, instant replay, this week's big trades (28:15) and much more - including when it is ok and not ok to touch Ian's hair. Sponsors this week - VinceroWatches.com/RapSheet and PaintYourLife.com

Duration:00:58:47

Jadeveon Clowney, Justin Tuck + Tom's text messages

10/9/2019
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RapSheet is on the defensive this week - with Seahawks defensive end Jadeveon Clowney (13:00) and former Giant and two-time Super Bowl champion Justin Tuck (38:30) on the program. Plus, Mike enjoys a leisurely drive up and back down I-95 to Washington and Tom takes us inside the Pelissero household for a glimpse at how fatherhood and breaking news often intersect in the life of an NFL reporter.

Duration:00:58:59

Leonard Fournette, Jerry Rice and Mike's missing keys

10/1/2019
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It's a jam-packed edition of the show as Ian is joined by Jaguars running back Leonard Fournette (17:15) and the undisputed GOAT of wide receivers, Jerry Rice (45:25). Elsewhere, Ian and Tom discuss the big topics of the week, including the AFC North, new coaches struggling and Vontaze Burfict. Plus, Mike Garafolo finds his keys in time to participate in the show. Everyone wins!

Duration:01:03:10

Frank Gore, Big Cat and new QB reactions

9/24/2019
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It was a successful weekend for a few of the new starting quarterbacks that took the field around the NFL this past week, especially for Daniel Jones and Kyle Allen. Mike Garafolo and Tom Pelissero hop on the phone this week to talk QBs and much more. Meanwhile, Ian's guests are running back Frank Gore of the unbeaten Buffalo Bills (10:30) and big-time Josh Allen backer Dan "Big Cat" Katz from Barstool Sports (49:15).

Duration:00:58:23

Shaun O'Hara, Bob Stoops and more full NFL craziness

9/18/2019
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It's been yet another wacky week in the NFL and nobody better to dissect it than Ian Rapoport, Tom Pelissero, Mike Garafolo and a roomful of rowdy diners in Pittsburgh. Guests this week include NFL Network analyst and Eli Manning's former teammate, Shaun O'Hara (16:30) and former Oklahoma head coach and soon-to-be-best-selling author Bob Stoops (48:30). Meanwhile, Tom tells dad jokes, Ian compliments Mike to an extreme degree and the phone lines are apparently open for both of them. Support...

Duration:01:02:31

Philip Rivers + AB84 dominates the headlines

9/11/2019
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You'll be shocked to find out that Antonio Brown's name is mentioned during the post-Week-1 edition of RapSheet + Friends. Besides that, Ian's special guest is Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers (13:45), who is coming off a season-opening overtime win over the Colts. Plus, Tom Pelissero and Mike Garafolo digest the news of the week, Mike's credit card gets stolen by folks buying burner phones, Tom doesn't mute the mic and Ian has to update the Antonio Brown story AGAIN after Tuesday night's...

Duration:00:59:18

Rob Gronkowski + 2019 season preview

9/3/2019
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The regular season is upon us and RapSheet celebrates with one of his biggest guests so far - former Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski (17:00). Meanwhile, with the first game just two days away, Mike Garafolo and Tom Pelissero are on hand to talk about the year ahead, jury duty and much more.

Duration:00:53:05

Lots of Luck, fantasy advice, Adrian Amos and more

8/26/2019
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This week's edition of RapSheet + Friends features a load of fantasy advice from NFL.com Senior Fantasy Analyst (and Alice in Chains superfan) Michael Fabiano (18:50) - as well as a bunch of reaction on the Andrew Luck news from Tom Pelissero and Mike Garafolo. Meanwhile, current Green Bay Packer (and former Chicago Bear) Adrian Amos joins the show to talk about switching sides in the NFL's oldest rivalry (47:50).

Duration:00:56:36

Antonio Brown, Hard Knocks, Ravens TE Mark Andrews and the end of camp travel

8/20/2019
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We've reached the midpoint of the preseason, which means the gang's visits to training camps across the country are nearly at an end. On this week's episode, Ian and Tom record the show 25 yards apart in an Arizona hotel, but still not together. Meanwhile, Mike is back in New Jersey. The guys go in-depth on the weather in the desert, the always entertaining Antonio Brown and Ezekiel Elliott's continued holdout. The big interview of the week is with Hard Knocks producer Shannon Furman and...

Duration:00:51:37

Courtland Sutton, DeForest Buckner, Mike's golf struggles and Tom explains the CBA

8/13/2019
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The training camp misadventures continue as Ian checks in from Packers camp, Mike Garafolo struggles with his golf game and Tom Pelissero takes time out of his busy day to explain the collective bargaining agreement. Meanwhile, Ian continues to put his microphone in front of players on his coast-to-coast tour. Guests this week are Broncos WR Courtland Sutton (37:00) and 49ers DT DeForest Buckner (48:20). Sponsors this week include Paint Your Life, NHTSA and Purple Mattress. Check them out.

Duration:00:59:12

More Camp, More Friends!

8/6/2019
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It's yet another training camp edition of RapSheet + Friends, and that means Ian's got friends all over the place. Mike and Tom were able to coordinate schedules this week so we get to hear from both together on Texans-Packers practice, holdouts, life on the road and what Tom Brady selling his house might mean. On his travels, Ian caught up with Texans defensive coordinator Romeo Crennel (20:15) and Lions running back Kerryon Johnson (42:10). Plus, Ian is on the road with NFL Network...

Duration:00:52:49

Ep. 44 - Camp Madness and so many Friends

7/30/2019
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With the guys hopping around the country, it's a special wacky training camp edition of the show. Ian is with the Texans in Houston and is joined in the training room by NFL Network colleagues James Palmer and Mike Silver - a self-proclaimed upgrade over Ian's regular friends, Tom Pelissero and Mike Garafolo. The guys talk camp travels, New Jack City and James tells a story that pretty much is the whitest story you'll hear this week (16:00). Not to be left out, Tom checks in briefly from the...

Duration:00:56:09

Ep. 43 - Training camp travel plans + Kyle Fuller and Von Bell

7/23/2019
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It's a defensive back edition of the show as the guys get set to head off around the country on training camp visits. Ian's special guests are Bears corner Kyle Fuller (16:15) and Saints safety Vonn Bell (35:30) and as always, Mike Garafolo and Tom Pelissero are on hand to talk about the news of the week, their plans for covering camp for NFL Network and much more - plus cameos from Ian's kids as they get ready to say goodbye to dad for the best part of a two weeks.

Duration:00:44:18

Ep. 42 - Post-hiatus catch-up and special guest Joe Theismann

7/17/2019
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Ian, Mike and Tom are back after a whopping four weeks of vacation, during which time they actually worked some between the golf and trips to bodies of water. Ian's special guest is former Redskins quarterback and all-around good guy Joe Theismann (15:40). Meanwhile, the guys play catch-up, discuss the franchise tag and contract extensions that hit this week (7:00) and much more - including the quarterback competition in Washington (31:00).

Duration:00:47:58

Ep. 41 - Gerald McCoy on joining the Panthers, Bruce Arians and more

6/11/2019
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Ian's big guest this week is brand new Carolina Panthers defensive tackle Gerald McCoy (15:45). He talks about the process of signing with Carolina, comments made about him by new Bucs coach Bruce Arians and much more. Meanwhile, Mike Garafolo is hanging out at the Eagles facility waiting for the Carson Wentz press conference and Tom Pelissero has STRONG opinions about NFL contract accounting. (Note: The guys are taking a short break. The RapSheet + Friends hiatus will end in mid-July.)

Duration:00:53:58

Ep. 40 - Calais Campbell's future TV career + minicamp chatter

6/4/2019
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Ian's special guest this week is Jaguars defensive end Calais Campbell (14:30), who talks about the work he's doing to eventually break into the TV business when his career is over. Meanwhile, Mike tries to be a father to his child while recording a podcast and Tom bangs one off the clubhouse at a charity golf event. All that fun stuff, plus QB talk, minicamp assignments and much more.

Duration:00:41:08

Ep. 39 - Golden Tate + Tom's flight problems

5/29/2019
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Ian's big guest this week is Giants wide receiver Golden Tate (14:45). Meanwhile, Tom's air travel issues lead to an abbreviated stay on the podcast, while the off-season talk focuses on Jets, Raiders and more.

Duration:00:49:42

Ep. 38 - Panthers owner David Tepper + ties and tea

5/22/2019
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It's a coast-to-coast edition of RapSheet + Friends this week - Ian is in Florida for the owners' meeting, Tom Pelissero is in L.A. and Mike Garafolo is microwaving tea in the comfort of his New Jersey home. Lucky guy. Meanwhile, Ian catches up with Panthers owner David Tepper poolside in Florida (12:15) to talk about his first year as an NFL owner, how it feels to watch games as a principal owner, a new practice facility for the team and much more including what's to come from Cam Newton.

Duration:00:48:46

Ep. 37 - Landon Collins, Jason Kelce + Omar Ruiz is the latest friend

5/14/2019
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It's a star-studded, NFC East focused episode of the show as Ian is joined by new Washington Redskins safety (and former New York Giant) Landon Collins (13:00) and Philadelphia Eagles center Jason Kelce. Meanwhile, Mike Garafolo is back from vacation, while Tom Pelissero has the week off. That means NFL Network colleague Omar Ruiz is the latest person to sign on as friend to RapSheet.

Duration:01:02:23

Ep. 36 - Leighton Vander Esch, Derby reaction and a new friend

5/7/2019
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Ian is back from the Kentucky Derby, but Mike Garafolo is on vacation - and that means a new friend joins the show. NFL Network's Steve Wyche joins Tom Pelissero as RapSheet's latest reluctant acquaintance Meanwhile, Cowboys linebacker Leighton Vander Esch is Ian's guest as he looks ahead to the 2019 season (12:00).

Duration:00:49:49