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The Washington Football Talk podcast is anchored by NBC Sports Washington's Washington Football Insider JP Finlay and highlights all members of our coverage team including Mitch Tischler and Pete Hailey along with plenty of others. Finlay will also reach out to a host of outside influencers both in the D.C. media and the national landscape. With a strong set of personal relationships built on years covering the team, Finlay brings a fresh and engaging style to interviews with players, coaches and alumni for the podcast.

The Washington Football Talk podcast is anchored by NBC Sports Washington's Washington Football Insider JP Finlay and highlights all members of our coverage team including Mitch Tischler and Pete Hailey along with plenty of others. Finlay will also reach out to a host of outside influencers both in the D.C. media and the national landscape. With a strong set of personal relationships built on years covering the team, Finlay brings a fresh and engaging style to interviews with players, coaches and alumni for the podcast.

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The Washington Football Talk podcast is anchored by NBC Sports Washington's Washington Football Insider JP Finlay and highlights all members of our coverage team including Mitch Tischler and Pete Hailey along with plenty of others. Finlay will also reach out to a host of outside influencers both in the D.C. media and the national landscape. With a strong set of personal relationships built on years covering the team, Finlay brings a fresh and engaging style to interviews with players, coaches and alumni for the podcast.

Language:

English


Episodes

2021 CAMP, DAY 3: Reacting to what was a crisper practice in Richmond, plus JP goes 1-on-1 with Ryan Fitzpatrick

7/29/2021
JP Finlay, Mitch Tischler and Pete Hailey are back with yet another Washington Football Talk installment, and this one includes discussion about the overall vibe at practice — today's was smoother than yesterday's — as well as specific segments on Sam Cosmi, Dyami Brown and more. Once they finish, you'll get JP's 1-on-1 with Ryan Fitzpatrick, who opens up about how he's feeling in Washington's offense and how his beard is handling the Richmond heat. If you like podcasts where JP gives an...

Duration:00:28:11

2021 CAMP, DAY 2: The players who stood out in the first practice in Richmond and JP's 1-on-1 with Chase Young

7/28/2021
There is football for JP Finlay, Mitch Tischler and Pete Hailey to discuss, and they do precisely that in this Washington Football Talk! In the episode, the hosts touch on Landon Collins, Jamin Davis, Curtis Samuel, Antonio Gibson and a few lower-profile players, giving you all types of useful observations from the first day of action in Richmond. And, after that, you'll get JP's 1-on-1 with Chase Young (you've heard of him right?). In that chat, Chase outlines his expectations for Year 2...

Duration:00:38:26

2021 CAMP, DAY 1: Ron is angry with WFT's vaccination rate, Logan Thomas gets an extension and Curtis Samuel is on PUP

7/27/2021
JP Finlay, Mitch Tischler and Pete Hailey are comin' at you from Richmond(!!!!), sight of Washington training camp (until they head back to Ashburn at the end of the week). And, unfortunately, they have to focus on a negative storyline to begin, because Ron Rivera is MAD about his squad's poor vaccination rate. After recapping the coach's opening presser, which was dominated by COVID talk, the guys do get into Logan Thomas' new contract, which everyone loves (just like the Jonathan Allen...

Duration:00:33:52

EMERGENCY POD: What to make of Jonathan Allen's new, just-in-time contract extension with Washington

7/26/2021
JP Finlay, Mitch Tischler and Pete Hailey are giving you an EMERGENCY POD after the news that Jonathan Allen agreed to a contract extension with the Washington Football Team. During this installment, the guys explain the many positives of the deal as well as a few of the potential negatives, but overall, they're pleased and you should be, too. If you like podcasts where Mitch can't stop using chess analogies and JP goes completely the other way by discussing bikini contests, then this is the...

Duration:00:28:00

2021 WFT TRAINING CAMP PREVIEW: Covering the NFL's new COVID rules, upcoming position battles and WAY more

7/22/2021
For the last time before embarking to Richmond for training camp, JP Finlay, Mitch Tischler and Pete Hailey got together for a Washington Football Talk ep. In this installment, which was recorded LIVE at Ourisman Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram in Alexandria, Va., the hosts — and their raucous crowd — cover the NFL's new COVID policies, a note on Terry McLaurin's contract, the best competitions that'll occur at camp, and, because why the hell not, Aaron Rodgers. After ALL that concludes, you'll get...

Duration:01:15:48

Takeaways from our Jason Wright interview and clarifying each host's stance on Ryan Fitzpatrick's 2021 outlook

7/19/2021
JP Finlay, Mitch Tischler and Pete Hailey are back to their usual format — just the three of them riffing, yelling and yelling more — in this Washington Football Talk, which starts with them reacting to their interview with Washington president Jason Wright. After they give their main takeaways from the two Wright episodes, they move on to another packed discussion about Ryan Fitzpatrick, which was sparked by some comments that concerned the very pro-Fitz Pete. By the end of it, the hosts...

Duration:00:42:48

JASON WRIGHT POD, PT. 2: Wright chats about FedEx Field, the new stadium and all the pressure he's facing as president

7/16/2021
This is PART TWO of Washington Football Talk's interview with Washington president Jason Wright, and this time, Wright and JP Finlay are joined by Mitch Tischler and Pete Hailey for a chat that covers the franchise's plans about improving its current stadium as well as planning its new one, the absurd pressure Wright is facing in his role and much more. And if you missed PART ONE of Wright's stint on the pod, well, go fix that. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California...

Duration:00:21:41

JASON WRIGHT POD, PT. 1: Wright discusses HTTR, eliminating Warriors from name search and the Wilkinson Report

7/14/2021
This is PART ONE of Washington Football Talk's interview with Washington president Jason Wright, and in it, you'll hear Wright and JP Finlay discuss many pertinent topics, including: How this gig has made him "less naive," why he eliminated Warriors from the name search (despite it being his personal favorite at one time), whether finding a name option that begins with 'R' is important to him and what he thought of the franchise's punishment stemming from the Wilkinson report. PART TWO of...

Duration:00:18:57

One more pre-training camp interview with Ryan Fitzpatrick and a very bizarre snake draft that you will appreciate

7/11/2021
JP Finlay and Mitch Tischler kick off this Washington Football Talk by sitting down with Ryan Fitzpatrick for one more chat before training camp begins later this month. While with the QB, Mitch and JP get his thoughts on his pre-camp mindset, the vibe surrounding his new squad and what it's been like watching his beloved Suns get to the NBA Finals. Once Fitz departs, Pete Hailey returns to be a part of a draft dreamt up by Mitch, where the three hosts each pick from a pool of things that...

Duration:00:33:34

Moises Linares, Telemundo 44 sports anchor/reporter, hops on for a very enjoyable WFT-focused interview

7/7/2021
In this edition of your favorite Washington Football Team-focused show, JP Finlay and Mitch Tischler catch up with Moises Linares, a bilingual broadcaster who covers the Burgundy and Gold and serves as their Spanish language play-by-play man. During their chat with Linares, the hosts ask him about his iconic call from last year's playoff game, get his thoughts on why he's so juiced up about the defense and also get a feel for what he'll be doing while covering the Olympics for NBC (yes,...

Duration:00:37:39

EMERGENCY POD: What to make of the NFL's punishment(?) of Washington after the investigation into the team's culture

7/1/2021
JP Finlay, Mitch Tischler and Pete Hailey have an Emergency Pod for you as they react to the NFL's punishment of Washington, which was handed down on Thursday following the conclusion of the league's investigation into the team's workplace culture. In short, the hosts are flummoxed in a lot of ways. Listen to them here. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Duration:00:33:01

Washington football expert Rick Snider joins to talk Tanya Snyder being named the team's co-CEO, stadium locations and more

6/29/2021
The Washington Football Team made some rather large news on Tuesday by giving Tanya Snyder a co-CEO title, so JP Finlay, Mitch Tischler and Pete Hailey asked longtime reporter and analyst of the team, Rick Snider, to join them in reacting to it. During Snider's time on the show, you'll hear why he's distrustful of the move's timing and what it could mean in terms of what's coming in the near future for the organization. Snider also gives his thoughts on the stadium search as well as some of...

Duration:00:34:22

Areas Washington must improve to be a real playoff contender and a recap of JP's up-and-down golf weekend

6/28/2021
The Washington Football Talk podcast is nothing if not honest, so let's be honest: JP Finlay, Mitch Tischler and Pete Hailey were supposed to have a guest call in for this edition of the show, but that guest never actually called in, leaving the hosts in scramble mode. So, JP, Mitch and Pete decided to briefly run through some things they believe the Burgundy and Gold must fix to go from playoff participator to playoff contender, and then, they recap a momentous golf weekend for JP. Sorry,...

Duration:00:25:36

Revisiting the team name conversation, discussing Jonathan Allen's future and interviewing rookie tight end John Bates

6/21/2021
To begin this Washington Football Talk, JP Finlay, Mitch Tischler and Pete Hailey once again hone in on the franchise's never-ending name search, which was once again in the news this past weekend. That leads to a fun review of an infamous interview JP had on this very show last year with the guy who trademarked a lot of potential names. After handling that, the trio shifts focus to Jonathan Allen's future, wondering if he's due for an extension soon. And to close, they toss to their recent...

Duration:00:45:07

Further examining Ryan Fitzpatrick and Taylor Heinicke at QB and an interview with rising rookie Benjamin St-Juste

6/15/2021
JP Finlay, Mitch Tischler and Pete Hailey have a classic, all-over-the-place but very useful Washington Football Talk here for you, and it begins with a deep dive into what's going on at QB. In that segment, the guys try to estimate the odds of Taylor Heinicke starting over Ryan Fitzpatrick in Week 1, and JP tries to figure out Pete's exact stance on Fitzy. After exhausting that angle, JP runs through a story he wrote that looked at a whole bunch of random topics relating to the Burgundy and...

Duration:01:04:54

FINAL MINICAMP POD: Our most important takeaways — including QB thoughts — and JP's chat with Antonio Gibson

6/10/2021
JP Finlay, Mitch Tischler and Pete Hailey made their way to a special location to wrap up Washington's minicamp, a location that'll be revealed (prematurely) by Mitch. Before all that, though, the three hosts go through the most noticeable things they picked up on during the week's action, which leads to conversations on Ryan Fitzpatrick and Taylor Heinicke, the defensive backs and more. The trio also touches on Montez Sweat's comments about getting the COVID-19 vaccine. After that, you'll...

Duration:00:50:56

FIRST MINICAMP POD: Chase Young's return, an Adam Humphries discussion and an interview with Darrick Forrest

6/8/2021
JP Finlay, Mitch Tischler and Pete Hailey were in Ashburn for the opening practice of Washington minicamp — and so was Chase Young. So, that's where the hosts begin, reacting to Young's return to the field. After that, they chat about how Antonio Gibson is looking as well as the team's running back depth overall. Next, there's some Curtis Samuel injury talk. Then, JP and Pete go back and forth on whether Adam Humphries is a roster lock or not, which is a segment that actually dragged on for...

Duration:00:50:58

SECOND OTAs RECAP: Updates on Antonio Gibson, Landon Collins, etc., as well as an interview with Bobby McCain

6/3/2021
With Washington's second week of OTAs behind them, JP Finlay, Mitch Tischler and Pete Hailey are ready to discuss them. While it's strictly their turn on the mic, the guys run through notes on everyone from Landon Collins (and his future), Antonio Gibson (and his toe), Chase Young (and his second absence), Taylor Heinicke (and his unfortunate practice injury) and Logan Thomas (and his "steel hands," which Mitch weirdly uses as a compliment). Then, they toss to their interview with new safety...

Duration:00:43:06

Talking about Jay-Z and talking to Logan Thomas, as well as giving our EARLY predictions for Washington's players of the year

5/27/2021
Before going their separate ways for Memorial Day, JP Finlay, Mitch Tischler and Pete Hailey got together for one last Washington Football Talk. To begin, they discuss the rumors that Jay-Z is positioning himself to buy into the Washington Football Team and re-hash the day JP first brought that up. Then, they react to Ron Rivera's decision to cancel an OTAs session and explain what that means and whether they like it. After that, they throw to a recent interview with tight end Logan Thomas,...

Duration:00:56:39

FIRST OTAs RECAP: Giving you notes on Fitzpatrick, Heinicke, Samuel, Collins and more, plus JP's 1-on-1 with Jack Del Rio

5/25/2021
JP Finlay, Mitch Tischler and Pete Hailey watched (most) of Washington's roster get after it in the first OTAs session of 2021, and now they're here to report on it. During the opening part of the show, the hosts run through their many observations, which include thoughts on the offense's improved speed, Dyami Brown's big play, some intriguing lineups along the O-line, the absences of Chase Young and Montez Sweat and Landon Collins' participation level. The guys also quickly chat about Julio...

Duration:00:46:28