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A players-only roundtable discussion of NFL and college football topics offering listeners unparalleled insight into the game. Experienced. Real. Football insight by football players!






Week 3: Saints Game Review & Texans Preview w/ Ted Johnson

Former New England Patriots linebacker & Houston radio host Ted Johnson joins the show to address the State of the Texans, plus a full-game Patriots autopsy following the big win against the Saints. Chatham and Johnson get into the biggest issues facing the Texans right now, and what to expect from their former teammate Mike Vrabel's first gamepblan as defensive coordinator against New England. Some really insightful stuff from Johnson follows as he breaks down former Houston Cougars &...

Duration: 01:22:22

The REAL THING Patriots Podcast; WTF Chiefs & Saints Preview

It's Episode #2 of The REAL THING Patriots Podcast, and what a crazy mess we have to sort through after the surprising loss to the Kansas City Chiefs. It wasn't so much that the Patriots lost--it was how they lost. Sloppy play down the stretch, communication errors, and uncharacteristic performances all around. As Bill Belichick likes to say, they didn't play well enough to win, they didn't coach well enough to win. Nothing was good enough. Gotta get back to work and get better. Former...

Duration: 01:21:01

The REAL THING Patriots Podcast; 2017 Kickoff, Chiefs Preview

The debut, all-new REAL THING Patriots Podcast kicks things off with three-time Super Bowl champ & former Patriot Matt Chatham, joined by Brady Quinn & former Chiefs defensive lineman Mike DeVito, wrapping the Patriots preseason and final roster decisions, looking at the biggest NFL challengers for New England, and previewing the huge Patriots-Chiefs home opener. Quinn offers the big picture, national view of the legitimate threats to another championship for the Patriots. DeVito, the...

Duration: 01:33:50

The Football By Football Super Bowl LI Pregame Show: Falcons vs Patriots

The guys are back with an 11th hour pregame breakdown show for Super Bowl L1 in Houston. All the media fluff and off-field storylines are in the rearview, the guys dive into the details of what will ultimately decide the contest between the Atlanta Falcons and New England Patriots. After a week of discussion about prolific passing games, what role will the running games of these two teams have in deciding the champion -- and is it ultimately just as (or more) important as all the passing...

Duration: 00:44:53

Review of Colin Cowherd's Embarrassing Pre-Super Bowl Roger Goodell Interview

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell and his league handlers finally decided to come out from the shadows and do a public interview, this a friendly with Fox TV & radio star, Colin Cowherd, in advance of Super Bowl LI in Houston. To put it mildly, it was beyond embarrassing for all parties. Matt Chatham walks through the audio with his blow-by-blow take on how rare interviews with the evasive & perpetually dishonest commissioner have to be better...for the sake of the game. And truth in media...

Duration: 00:47:58

IN THE GAME - "Best Thing Going" For All 32 NFL Teams

Matt Chatham & Brady Poppinga dissect each of NFL Week 10's matchups, looking specifically at the best thing each team has going for it heading into the weekend. Some teams have risen to the top of the league, some are struggling. But after 8 (or 9) games for all of the teams in the league, their best attributes have become clear. Will that be enough this weekend? Let's dive in... Chiefs vs Panthers Broncos vs Saints Rams vs Jets Packers vs Titans Falcons vs Eagles Vikings vs Redskins...

Duration: 00:58:37

IN THE GAME -- NFL Week 6 Preview Blowout

Former players Brady Quinn and Matt Chatham dive right into a review of Week 5's best action, the surprises, the disappointments, and the underrated performances, then they make their way into preview-mode for a huge upcoming Week 6 slate. Yes, Tom Brady is back with the Patriots...but the Bengals aren't the Browns. But are they still the Bengals of a year ago...or are they about to fall off? Can New England put some distance between themselves and this potential AFC playoff contender? In...

Duration: 00:48:22

IN THE GAME: NFL Week 3 -- Injuries, Locker Room Drama & Bad Defense, Oh My

Great perspective here from former NFL quarterback Brady Quinn on the treatments, limitations, and decisions both Jimmy Garoppolo and Jay Cutler will have to make as quarterbacks in lieu of their particular injuries. The guys then dive into the NFL injury designations and if the new language allows for more monkey business. The big weeks of CarsonWentz and Sam Bradford go under the microscope with an in-depth back & forth on what each should expect now from upcoming opponents, and how...

Duration: 00:53:22

IN THE GAME: NFL Week 2, QB Storyline 'Splosion

We've got a jam-packed show after an insane Week 1 in the NFL, with big QB storylines galore...plenty of good, bad AND ugly from the keymasters of the game's most important position. We break down the big night for Patriots fill-in starter, Jimmy Garoppolo, and what this positive first swing might mean for his future. We look at Eagles QB Carson Wentz's positive first outing against the Browns, and how another bump in the road for Cleveland QB Robert Griffin III affects league-wide faith...

Duration: 00:48:29

IN THE GAME: 2016 NFL Kickoff Show

Former players Quinn, Poppinga & Chatham are back and ready to rock! With the NFL season just around the corner, the FBF fellas dive into four big topics on a jam-packed show: 1) Top Preseason Surprises 2) Teams That Best Rehabbed their Biggest Weakness 3) Teams Most Likely to Take a Step Back from 2015 4) Week 1's Most Intriguing Matchups ...and their take on the Colin Kaepernick protest situation in San Francisco. The guys discuss the 2016 prospects for the Patriots, Broncos, Panthers,...

Duration: 00:47:04

2016 NFL Draft Quarterback Class Breakdown

Chatham & Quinn are back to preview the top QB draft prospects in the upcoming 2016 NFL Draft, as well as look at some of the darkhorse candidates that Quinn worked with as a coach at the East-West Shrine Game. Quinn also offers takes on his unique experiences as a player going through this tenuous last couple weeks of positioning & uncertainty for a player expected to be selected in the first round. Cal's Jared Goff, North Dakota State's Carson Wentz, Memphis' Paxton Lynch, Michigan...

Duration: 00:51:13

IN THE GAME: 2016 NFL 1st Wave Free Agency Review

Matt Chatham, Brady Quinn & Brady Poppinga return to pick through the free agency chaos and relate their experiences in the process to the challenges for the guys who've signed new contracts with new teams. Free agency can be a life-changing experience, so the guys dive into a behind-the-scenes look at the transition for a player. Then the guys look deeper at some of the best (and worst) new contracts, talk football "fit" for players like Olivier Vernon, Mario Williams, Lamar Miller,...

Duration: 01:14:47

Super Bowl 50 Preview Show, IN THE GAME with Chatham, Poppinga & Quinn

You've heard all the Carolina Panthers & Denver Broncos off-field storylines beaten to a pulp over the last two weeks. Now it's time to get down to the real game itself. You know, the Super Bowl. We dig through the individual matchups and look at some of the things that are bound to be factors in the game that nobody's talking about. We look at the chess match between Peyton Manning and Luke Kuechly, each able to put their team in position to make a play based on what the other guy does....

Duration: 00:42:15

NFL Conference Championship Week - IN THE GAME w/ Chatham, Ferguson & Wiggins

Former Broncos safety Nick Ferguson and former Patriots & Panthers tight end Jermaine Wiggins join Matt Chatham to dive into the two big NFL conference championship games, taking a critical look at who each of these teams really are today. Are the Carolina Panthers built to get (and hold) a lead against the explosive and balanced Arizona Cardinals? Wiggy, who played in Super Bowls for both the Patriots and the Panthers, offers his insight on the underrated playoff atmosphere Arizona...

Duration: 00:31:36

IN THE GAME - NFL Wild Card Weekend Preview with Chatham & Quinn

Chatham and Quinn go around the NFL Wild-Card Weekend bracket and break down the four contests. Can the Green Bay Packers find their lost offense against the surprising Washington Redskins? Will the Minnesota Vikings' deliberate and plodding style be enough if the Seattle Seahawks pour on the points in the frigid weather? In a matchup of surprise teams, will either the Kansas City Chiefs or Houston Texans make enough plays to advance to the divisional round? And finally, will we see that...

Duration: 00:44:32

NFL Week 5 - In the Game with Matt Chatham & Ted Johnson

Former Patriots LB & current Houston CBS radio co-host Ted Johnson joins the show to talk Texans slow start, plus "What We Learned" & "Unanswered Questions" from around the NFL. The guys dive into "Patriots South" to discuss what's contributed to the missed expectations for Bill O'Brien's team, as Ted offers insight into the ongoing QB dilemma that faces Houston with Brian Hoyer and Ryan Mallett switching back and forth under center. Next the guys cover "What We Learned" this week in the...

Duration: 00:31:47

CFB Breakdown - Week 5, with Matt Chatham & Brady Quinn

The fellas try to make sense of a shocker in Oregon and a Michigan team that may just be living up to the Harbaugh-hype. With a huge slate of top matchups on tap for the weekend, the guys dive into Notre Dame & Clemson, Alabama & Georgia, Mississippi State & Texas A&M, Ole Miss & Florida...and a couple other suprises. The Coaches & AP Polls are out with some surprises in the way to the voters are seeing several teams, including an SEC-less Top 4, a mild response for Utah after their...

Duration: 00:35:34

CFB Breakdown, w/ Brady Quinn, Matt Chatham & Jay Foreman

Brady Quinn, Matt Chatham and Jay Foreman have a players'-view roundtable looking back and Week 3 and ahead to Week 4. Topics on the table include the mangled hopes of the two big-time programs in the state of Alabama (Auburn and to a lesser-extent Alabama), Michigan State and Ole Miss stake their claim for a rise in the polls, a monster weekend for running back production in the SEC, overcoming a string of heartbreakers for the Nebraska Cornhuskers, a ridiculously-good & record-setting...

Duration: 00:34:01

CFB Breakdown - Previewing Week 3

Chatham & Quinn are joined by former Marshall & NFL running back Doug Chapman as they go around college football, breaking down national storylines from Week 2 and looking ahead to Week 3. The Auburn Tigers survived a scare from lowly Jacksonville State and Notre Dame pulled out a late victory despite losing QB Malik Zaire to a broken ankle. Are these two still national playoff contenders? The MAC conference had a big week as Bowling Green & Toledo knocked off Power 5 foes Maryland &...

Duration: 00:33:33

NFL Injury Update: Where Do Teams Stand for Week 1?

Former NFL players Brady Quinn and Matt Chatham go around the NFL for a roster status check on the all-important injury front, exploring both fantasy and real football implications. The guys look at (relatively) healthy rosters like the Oakland Raiders and discuss the advantages of playing September football with a near-whole roster. They then dig into teams like the New England Patriots, the Dallas Cowboys, the New Orleans Saints, the Indianapolis Colts, the Chicago Bears, and the New...

Duration: 00:34:53

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