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 Jun 10, 2022

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 Aug 7, 2021
Most entertaining WFT 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.


Episode Date
EMERGENCY POD: Terry McLaurin has signed a very deserved three-year contract extension with Washington
00:19:41

Terry McLaurin has signed! JP Finlay, Mitch Tischler and Pete Hailey are happy! If you like podcasts where there's happy hosts and happy football news and more general happiness, then this is the episode for you!

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Jun 28, 2022
Debating which players will be the biggest X-factors for the Commanders in 2022
00:38:56

JP Finlay, Mitch Tischler and Pete Hailey spend the bulk of this Washington Football Talk debating which of the Commanders will be the biggest X-factors in 2022. First, Pete gives his nine-player list, and then JP and Mitch react to it. Is Carson Wentz absolutely No. 1? Where does Curtis Samuel belong? How about Jamin Davis? Each guy has their own take on the topic, and only a few insults are hurled as they make their respective points. If you like podcasts where one of Mitch's most iconic shirts is analyzed and JP compares himself to Obi-Wan Kenobi, then this is the episode for you.

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Jun 28, 2022
Covering the news on Snyder/Goodell/Congress and conducting a vibe check on a Terry McLaurin extension
00:39:48

JP Finlay, Mitch Tischler, Pete Hailey and the always-jovial Michael Phillips will be guiding you through this Washington Football Talk, which begins with analysis on Wednesday's Oversight Committee hearing that was focused on the Commanders and Dan Snyder. The four hosts give their opinions on the hearing's effectiveness and how Goodell handled it all. From there, they conduct a vibe check on a potential Terry McLaurin deal (everyone's still optimistic) and chime in on a name the team is apparently using for its practice facility. Lastly, you'll hear two interviews from JP that he got at minicamp last week, the first of which is with Cole Holcomb and the second of which features Cam Sims. If you like podcasts where Pete gets educated about escrows and Phillips describes an important development in the streets of Richmond, then this is the episode for you.

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Jun 23, 2022
Dan Snyder and Congress keep going back and forth while we give our biggest risers and fallers of the offseason
00:37:53

JP Finlay, Mitch Tischler and Pete Hailey have updates for you regarding Dan Snyder and Wednesday's hearing focused on the Commanders' culture, because that storyline always has updates. After covering that, the trio picks out some of the biggest risers and fallers of Washington's offseason, a segment that touches on Jamin Davis, Brian Robinson Jr. and more. And lastly, you'll hear a mash-up of audio compiled by Pete and Mitch of the Commanders' assistant coaches, who were made available last week and took numerous about their respective position groups. If you like podcasts where Mitch's prospects of becoming a lawyer are kicked around and a possible training camp darling is identified, then this is the episode for you.

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Jun 20, 2022
SECOND MINICAMP RECAP: Our confidence level in the team now that we've seen it plus JP's 1-on-1 with Carson Wentz
00:30:47

JP Finlay, Mitch Tischler and Pete Hailey are glad to care (almost entirely) about just football stuff on this Washington Football Talk. When together, the hosts cover what Pete believes were extra-encouraging comments from Ron Rivera about Terry McLaurin, Curtis Samuel's continued struggle to stay on the field and whether they feel better or worse about the Commanders now that they've seen them go through OTAs and most of minicamp. After checking those topics off as well as passing along their One Thing observations, you'll hear JP's 1-on-1 with Carson Wentz, where the all-important quarterback addresses what's surprised him about joining the Commanders and how he views himself as a leader. If you like podcasts where JP's battle with a tick is brought up and Mitch recaps a Hall of Famer's contributions to Washington's defensive line this week, then this is the episode for you.

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Jun 15, 2022
FIRST MINICAMP RECAP: An evaluation of Terry McLaurin's absence and more on the Jack Del Rio storyline
00:37:27

JP Finlay, Mitch Tischler and Pete Hailey were present at the first day of Commanders minicamp and have lots to get to, beginning with the absence of Terry McLaurin, despite the fact that this week is mandatory for the team. JP and Pete are still quite confident McLaurin will be around for a long time, but Mitch's assuredness is wavering just a tad. After that, the hosts deal with the additional fallout of Jack Del Rio's controversial comments, including what Ron Rivera said about the situation as well as Jonathan Allen's strong take on it all. Finally, from there, the guys get to talk about on-field events like Curtis Samuel's return from his brief soreness and how the safety battle is unfolding before tossing to NBC Sports Washington's Jordan Giorgio's interview with Jahan Dotson. In that one-on-one, Dotson reflects on a hell of a compliment from Carson Wentz and describes what Del Rio's Tuesday, pre-practice meeting with the Commanders was like. If you like podcasts where JP identifies his rookie standout (and it's not Dotson), then this is the episode for you.

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Jun 14, 2022
THIRD OTAs RECAP: Covering Jack Del Rio's comments and debating how worrisome Curtis Samuel's soreness is
00:37:32

JP Finlay, Mitch Tischler and Pete Hailey start this Washington Football Talk by focusing on Jack Del Rio's Wednesday comments in which he defended his recent, controversial tweets. During that section of the show, the trio goes through what he said and what's so upsetting about it. From there, they sum up Carson Wentz's presser and each describe their level of worry over Curtis Samuel's soreness; weirdly enough, one host isn't all that stressed. Next up, they recap a collision between Jeremy Reaves and Dyami Brown that really set Ron Rivera off, pass along One Thing from the session and, lastly, toss to JP's interview with Jonathan Allen, who gives his take on Del Rio's press conference and explains how far he hits his 3 wood on the golf course. If you like podcasts where Pete relays some crucial info about Ashburn Syndrome and a Ron tirade is revisited in intense detail, then this is the episode for you.

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Jun 09, 2022
Running through the themes for all of the Commanders' 2022 home games and an early-but-useful Lions preview
00:49:49

JP Finlay and Mitch Tischler begin this Washington Football Talk by running through all of the themes of the Commanders' home games in 2022, which were announced on Monday. The pair give their reactions to each theme, which includes Mitch's excitement over the honoring of "The Hogs" and JP's thoughts on themes as a whole. After that, they, along with Pete Hailey, interview Lions play-by-play radio man Dan Miller, who provides plenty of information on how Detroit is looking and also discusses the difficulties of his demanding job. Miller hangs out for a while and is engaging throughout. If you like podcasts where Mitch and JP comment on Pete's latest Twitter antics and then randomly chat about their Boston Market experiences, then this is the episode for you.

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Jun 06, 2022
SECOND OTAs RECAP: Chase Young has returned to the team and Jahan Dotson is thriving already
00:32:51

JP Finlay, Mitch Tischler and Pete Hailey braved some scorching temps in Ashburn to watch the second round of Commanders OTAs then gathered together to pass along their observations from the session. To begin, they react to Chase Young's return and analyze what he said in his presser about his current rehab. After covering that, they speed through discussions on topics such as Jahan Dotson's early success on offense, Jamin Davis' activity level at OTAs and Brian Robinson Jr.'s workload. Once the trio is finished, they toss to JP's 1-on-1 with JD McKissic, who talks about how his early bonding with Carson Wentz is going and reflects on going viral last week for a crazy on-field move he pulled off. If you like podcasts where Pete makes a Hot Wheels comparison that falls totally flat and McKissic goes in depth on his culinary habits, then this is the episode for you.

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Jun 01, 2022
Explaining the distressing direction of the Commanders' stadium hunt in VA and talking Daron Payne's status
00:25:42

JP Finlay, Mitch Tischler and Pete Hailey get right into it on this Washington Football Talk, as they react to a discouraging development for the Commanders' pursuit of a new stadium in Virginia. That discussion makes up the bulk of their time on the mics, but they also do touch on Daron Payne's status at OTAs and his spot on the roster as a whole. From there, they toss to NBC Sports Washington's Jordan Giorgio's interview with Cole Holcomb, who reviews Washington's new gear and reflects on the recent influx Tar Heels on the depth chart. If you like podcasts where JP starts making friends with multiple politicians and you hear about everyone's Memorial Day plans (where Pete makes a possibly crucial mistake), then this is the episode for you.

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May 26, 2022
FIRST OTAs RECAP: Three stars fail to show, Curtis Samuel looks spry and there's a stadium development to explain
00:58:46

JP Finlay, Mitch Tischler and Pete Hailey were present for the Commanders' first open OTAs session of the year, and now, they want to inform you about it. To begin, the hosts compliment how healthy Curtis Samuel looked on Tuesday, review the absences of Terry McLaurin, Montez Sweat and Chase Young and then pass on more general observations about Carson Wentz and other Washington players. After handling the football stuff, they move on to stadium chatter, which got a real jolt with some news on Monday. In that segment, JP explains what he's heard and then the hosts go from there. If you like podcasts where Mitch can't get away from the USFL for some reason and Pete tells a ridiculous story centered around hitchhiking, then this is the episode for you.

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May 24, 2022
Prepping for Terry McLaurin's likely OTAs absence and catching up with Santana Moss, Fred Smoot and more
00:43:13

JP Finlay, Mitch Tischler and a borderline-out-of-control Pete Hailey start this Washington Football Talk with some unintentional tomfoolery and then conversations about Terry McLaurin's probable absence from next week's OTAs and whether the Commanders whiffed by not signing James Bradberry. Once they take care of those topics, they toss to a bunch of interviews that JP got at a recent event hosted by Julie Donaldson. In all, JP catches up with Julie, Santana Moss, Doug Williams, Doc Walker, Fred Smoot and Logan Paulsen. If you like podcasts where the hosts attempt to make a bride-to-be's weekend a little more fun and JP gets cranky with an overly-fast driver on the road with him, then this is the episode for you.

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May 19, 2022
Examining one issue with the Commanders' 2022 schedule and an early-but-useful Jaguars preview
00:29:15

JP Finlay, Mitch Tischler and Pete Hailey launch this Washington Football Talk by discussing the possibility of joint practices in training camp with another squad and looking at one issue with the Commanders' schedule, particularly its latter half. Once they run through those topics, they welcome on Associated Press writer/very intelligent Jaguars fan Stephen Whyno, who gives the guys a breakdown of Jacksonville's outlook well ahead of their September trip to FedEx Field. Whyno also answers a couple of questions about the Capitals' future. If you like podcasts where JP's mind has apparently gone to Carolina and a Jags supporter explains why the hell he's a Jags supporter, then this is the episode for you.

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May 16, 2022
2022 SCHEDULE POD: Our primary takeaways and a game-by-game preview of Washington's upcoming season
00:58:10

JP Finlay, Mitch Tischler and Pete Hailey have pored over the Commanders' 2022 regular-season schedule and are here to tell you everything they think about it. They begin by passing on their general observations — the lack of star QBs to deal with, the easy-looking start, etc. — before doing their annual (and painstaking) game-by-game predictions for the full 17-game slate. As is tradition, there's a lot of mid-May talk about the playoffs — plus a surprise edition of 100 chips. After plenty of schedule analysis, Mitch and Pete clear the way for JP to launch into a major rant about a recent incident on the golf course. If you like podcasts where JP sets a trap for Pete (one that Pete steps right into) and Mitch's graciousness is discussed, then this is the episode for you.

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May 13, 2022
Is James Bradberry destined to be a Commander? Also, an in-the-weeds Washington 2022 schedule preview
00:41:35

JP Finlay, Mitch Tischler and Pete Hailey start up this Washington Football Talk by looking at the recently-released James Bradberry. How soon will the ex-Panthers cornerback be in burgundy and gold? After that, they welcome on Joe Ferreira, who used to put together the NFL's schedule and who's very knowledgeable about the process. Since the next edition of the schedule is coming out this Thursday, Ferreira is the ideal guest to have on to cover how the entire thing is assembled and also bounce theories and predictions off of. Then, to close, JP, Mitch and Pete return to each make one proclamation about what'll be on the Commanders' 2022 schedule. If you like podcasts where Pete makes a diet adjustment following his recent choking debacle and a popular fan theory is shut down by an expert who'd know, then this is the episode for you.

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May 09, 2022
ROOKIE MINICAMP POD: What stood out the most from our first in-person look at the Commanders' 2022 class
01:03:41

JP Finlay, Mitch Tischler and Pete Hailey spent their Friday afternoon in Ashburn watching rookie minicamp then drove over to JP's porch so they could comfortably recap the session together. To begin, the three of them work from Jahan Dotson down to Christian Holmes, passing along observations about each of the Commanders' draft picks after seeing them in person for the first time. They also do a One Thing segment, which includes thoughts about Ron Rivera's pre-practice presser. After about 50 solid minutes of football talk, JP, Mitch and Pete then transition to an argument/review of a controversial moment that happened during practice and involved all three of them, a dry sandwich and plenty of yelling. If you like podcasts where Mitch takes food from JP's children and you learn something quite funny about Percy Butler, then this is the episode for you.

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May 07, 2022
2022 NFL DRAFT RECAP POD: Listing our favorite & least-favorite picks and debating the quality of the overall group
00:33:27

JP Finlay, Mitch Tischler and Pete Hailey are here to put a bow on the 2022 NFL Draft by running through what the Commanders did on Day 3 of the event and evaluating the club's new rookies as a whole. You'll get the guys' grades, their favorite/least-favorite picks and some of the NFL player comps they have for the new Commanders among other discussion points. There's also reaction to the signing of veteran guard Trai Turner. Once their time on the mics concludes, you'll hear JP's 1-on-1 with Phidarian Mathis, which was recorded right after Mathis was selected on Friday. If you like podcasts where Mitch starts frothing at the mouth over a Turner vs. Wes Schweitzer camp battle and Mathis relays an awesome draft night story involving a hat, then this is the episode for you.

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May 02, 2022
THE SAM HOWELL POD: Washington adds a third QB to its roster. Here's our reaction and JP's 1-on-1 with him
00:21:29

JP Finlay, Mitch Tischler and Pete Hailey were going to let Saturday unfold before recapping the entire draft on Sunday... and then the Commanders grabbed Sam Howell in the fifth round. So, the trio hustled to get together to record this Washington Football Talk, which is all about the North Carolina passer. Finally, the guys have a pick they can praise and get excited over. After their turn is done, you'll hear from Howell directly, as he sat down for a Zoom 1-on-1 with JP soon after getting the call from Washington. If you like podcasts where JP does the serious research on Howell's eating habits, then this is the episode for you.

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Apr 30, 2022
FRIDAY NIGHT DRAFT POD: Discussing Phidarian Mathis and Brian Robinson Jr., plus JP's 1-on-1 with Jahan Dotson
00:42:11

An increasingly worn out JP Finlay, Mitch Tischler and Pete Hailey congregated in Pete's car again to analyze what the Commanders did in rounds two and three of the 2022 NFL Draft. Were the selections of Phidarian Mathis and Brian Robinson Jr. understandable, confusing, or both? And what do they say about where Washington is trying to go? The guys kick those segments around before grading Thursday and Friday together. Once they say goodbye and try to get some sleep, you'll hear a seriously good interview between JP and Jahan Dotson, who brings up his love for football (and, literally, a football), what he'd say to critics who question his size and how his mom's cancer battle impacts his outlook on life. If you like podcasts where Dotson is going to win you over and the hosts read an email that you very well may relate to, then this is the episode for you.

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Apr 30, 2022
THE JAHAN DOTSON POD: The Commanders have a new playmaker and we have plenty of thoughts
00:50:16

JP Finlay, Mitch Tischler and Pete Hailey took in the first round of the NFL Draft at the Commanders' headquarters and are now here to discuss how it went for Washington. During their time together in Pete's car, they react to the Jahan Dotson pick as well as the club's first-round trade, wonder if the Dotson selection was a bit reach-y, imagine what the offense could look like as a whole in 2022 and also preview Friday's action. Once the hosts say goodbye, you'll hear Ron Rivera and Martin Mayhew's full analysis on Thursday's events. If you like podcasts where Pete hands out a new nickname for the Commanders' wide receiver crew and Mitch gets seemingly sorta choked up talking about Malik Willis, then this is the episode for you.

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Apr 29, 2022
2022 DRAFT PREVIEW POD: Debates, predictions, an interview with Nakobe Dean and more ahead of the NFL's offseason peak
01:01:01

JP Finlay, Mitch Tischler and Pete Hailey (and, eventually, Ethan Cadeaux) gathered in the parking lot at the team facility in Ashburn for this Washington Football Talk, which acts both as a recap of Ron Rivera and Martin Mayhew's Monday pre-draft press conference and a preview of the festivities that are upcoming this weekend. During their time together, the hosts reflect on the updates(-ish) on Chase Young and Curtis Samuel, analyze the lack of workout videos posted to social media featuring Young, respond to the Commanders' hard push to sell Carson Wentz and debate the merits of drafting a corner vs. a wide receiver at No. 11. To close out their preview of the draft, each of the four fellas gives their prediction of whom the Commanders will select in the first round. From there, they toss to an interview with standout Georgia linebacker Nakobe Dean, who gives excellent responses about his future in the league and what he makes of Pete and JP's milk consumption habits. After Dean, you'll hear from Joey Colby-Begovich, a VP of Guest Experience for the Commanders who hands out pertinent info relating to the club's FedEx Field Draft night party. If you like podcasts where you learn of a new accessory that Mitch now has and witness JP grovel for concert tickets, then this is the episode for you.

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Apr 25, 2022
An ESPN draft guru reports on Drake London, Jameson Williams and more. Plus, a quick Deebo Samuel segment
00:24:29

JP Finlay put his vacation on pause to hop on a Zoom with Mitch Tischler and Pete Hailey to bring you this Washington Football Talk. To start, the three hosts briefly discuss Deebo Samuel's situation in San Francisco and, because all young wide receiver roads lead back to Terry McLaurin, look at McLaurin's contract standing, too. After that, they toss to JP's interview with ESPN draft expert Jordan Reid, who was kind enough to share his wide-ranging knowledge about Drake London, Jameson Williams, Chris Olave, Kyle Hamilton, Derek Stingley Jr., George Pickens, Skyy Moore, Jordan Davis, Bailey Zappe, Jerome Ford, Zamir White and Carson Strong. Yes, the man knows his stuff. If you like podcasts where there's an update on Pete's cat's latest misstep, then this is the episode for you.

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Apr 21, 2022
Chatting about Carson Strong, Kyle Hamilton, Chase Young and NOT talking about investigations or statements!
00:49:10

JP Finlay, Mitch Tischler and Pete Hailey have a FOOTBALL-FORWARD edition of Washington Football Talk for you and are soooooo pleased about it. To begin, the guys cover a handful of draft storylines for the Commanders, including their potential interest in QB Carson Strong and whether Kyle Hamilton would be a satisfactory pick at No. 11. After that, they hone in on Chase Young, a segment inspired by a tweet that JP sent this past week comparing Young to Nick Bosa. From there, Mitch violates the strictly footballness of the show to bring up something he's been pondering regarding the club's stadium hunt. If you like podcasts where JP is as enthusiastic and happy as you've ever heard him (largely due to his pending vacation) and Mitch gives a very special PB&J review, then this is the episode for you.

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Apr 18, 2022
What should fans make of this Congress/FTC/Dan Snyder triangle? Plus, another discussion about Terry McLaurin
00:38:56

JP Finlay, Mitch Tischler and Pete Hailey would LOVE to be talking solely about the Draft, but these darn Commanders won't allow them to. So, instead, the trio gives their summary of and reaction to Congress requesting that the Federal Trade Commission look into allegations made against Dan Snyder and other Washington execs regarding financial misconduct. There's a lot to get to, so much so that Pete sought out info from his dad, a former lawyer. Is this all a BIG deal, a big deal or just another deal? The hosts all give their opinion on that before moving on to a Deebo Samuel/Terry McLaurin/contract extension discussion, where they try to pin down just how much McLaurin could be seeking from his team. If you like podcasts where you hear from a way smarter member of the Hailey family than Pete and JP compares the Commanders to the movie "Office Space," then this is the episode for you.

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Apr 14, 2022
Touching on the Dwayne Haskins tragedy
00:25:14

JP Finlay, Mitch Tischler and Pete Hailey open up this Washington Football Talk by discussing the tragic death of Dwayne Haskins from over the weekend. Each host gives some thoughts on Haskins from their time covering him in Washington, and after a break, return to chat about the return of Joey Slye, the departure of DeAndre Carter and a couple of other topics.

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Apr 11, 2022
More on the Commanders' alleged financial improprieties and an interview with a Buckeyes reporter about Wilson & Olave
00:32:00

JP Finlay, Mitch Tischler and Pete Hailey start this Washington Football Talk by hyping up a very special event that they'll be a part of on Wednesday night before returning to their usually-scheduled programming of Commanders' scandal analysis. In that chat, they get you caught up on the alleged financial improprieties and how this news affects their view of Dan Snyder's grip on the franchise. After that, you'll get some real football content, as the trio welcomes in Ohio State beat writer Bill Rabinowitz to talk Garrett Wilson, Chris Olave and more Buckeyes-related draft topics. If you like podcasts where you get an in-depth report on JP, Mitch and Pete's poker games and JP makes a crucial life scheduling error, then this is the episode for you.

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Apr 05, 2022
JP's 1-on-1 with Ron Rivera from league meetings and a.n.o.t.h.e.r. Commanders sideshow to deal with
00:29:46

JP Finlay, Mitch Tischler and Pete Hailey get right into it on this show, as they toss to JP's one-on-one interview with Ron Rivera from the league's annual meetings. In that talk, JP gets Ron to open up about how the swirling drama around the Commanders is beginning to get to him and some on-field storylines, too, such as his feelings on the franchise's "unfinished business." After that wraps up, the guys return to discuss the latest off-field sideshow that Washington is embroiled in, do some math about the club's stadium search, touch on Sean Taylor's birthday and recap their experience at a recent work photo shoot. If you like podcasts where Pete brags about his consistent smile and Mitch immediately brings him back down to Earth, then this is the episode for you.

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Apr 01, 2022
Examining Ron Rivera's desire to be judged solely off wins and how (un)likely the team is to draft a QB early on
00:45:31

JP Finlay, Mitch Tischler (both from Florida) and Pete Hailey got together to break down the Commanders-centric storylines that are developing at the NFL's annual league meetings in Florida. First, the hosts discuss Ron Rivera's desire to be judged solely on wins and losses and not the franchise's reputation as a whole. Is that a fair wish? After that, the trio analyzes how likely the team is to invest high draft capital in a rookie quarterback, take a quick peek at the offensive line's depth minus Brandon Scherff, chat about the recent endorsements of Cole Holcomb and, finally, do a mock preseason schedule, a segment that no one asked for and doesn't go all that well. If you like podcasts where Mitch and Pete flail when assembling their mock preseason slate and there's chatter about where Washington could be (or not be) headed for training camp, then this is the episode for you.

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Mar 29, 2022
Ranking the Commanders' signings/re-signings so far and giving one takeaway from each player's media session
00:29:31

JP Finlay, Mitch Tischler and Pete Hailey didn't want to start their weekend until they put out a fresh Washington Football Talk, which is why this fun half hour or so of content exists. In their time together, the hosts rank the importance of the Commanders signings/re-signings so far, pass on one thing to know from each of those players' press conferences with the media and then discuss Washington's win total for 2022, according to oddsmakers. If you like podcasts where JP rewrites history much to Pete's chagrin and the trio gets knee-deep in a darts conversation, then this is the episode for you.

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Mar 25, 2022
JP goes 1-on-1 with Carson Wentz and Pete comes up with a contract proposal to keep Terry McLaurin in Washington
00:34:04

JP Finlay, Mitch Tischler and Pete Hailey say a quick hello before tossing to JP's 1-on-1 chat with Carson Wentz, where JP and the Commanders quarterback reflect on how Wentz felt immediately after finding out about the trade and how he intends to acclimate himself to his new surroundings and take advantage of his opportunity in Washington. After that, they return and listen to Pete's outline for a new contract for Terry McLaurin, one that makes sense but still may not be loaded enough. Lastly, they chat about the media coverage of the Commanders and why it tends to be so negative. If you like podcasts where JP provides a classic example of, "It could always be worse...", then this is the episode for you.

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Mar 22, 2022
THE CARSON WENTZ INTRO POD: Giving our thoughts after hearing the new Commanders QB speak for the first time
00:40:41

JP Finlay, Mitch Tischler, Pete Hailey and NBC Sports Washington mega-contributor Ethan Cadeaux were all in attendance for Carson Wentz's introductory presser with the Commanders and are here to share their opinions about the event. During this show, the hosts grade Wentz's performance, compare their level of optimism about Wentz to how they felt about Ryan Fitzpatrick, discuss the overall pushback on the Wentz trade and much more. They also briefly touch on Washington's newest guard, Andrew Norwell. If you like podcasts where Pete is outwardly rude to Mitch and immediately feels bad about it and JP says "OK, last thing" about eight different times, then this is the episode for you.

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Mar 17, 2022
Matt Ioannidis and Ereck Flowers are gone? J.D. McKissic is back!? WHAT IS GOING ON HERE???
00:24:51

JP Finlay, Mitch Tischler and Pete Hailey's heads are spinning after a wacky Wednesday for Washington. In this installment of their beloved show, the guys react to JD McKissic's return to the Commanders after it looked like he was headed to Buffalo, the team's releases of Ereck Flowers and Matt Ioannidis and what all of the transactions say about the direction that Ron Rivera's squad is heading. If you like podcasts where Mitch confuses a Colts running back for an ex-Jags linebacker and JP paints an intriguing picture of two important men chatting about important things, then this is the episode for you.

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Mar 16, 2022
Giving thoughts on Scott Turner's extension, Brandon Scherff & Landon Collins' departures and JD McKissic's value
00:39:07

JP Finlay, Mitch Tischler and Pete Hailey recorded this Washington Football Talk right as the legal tampering period of free agency began, but even if some Washington-related news occurs after its publish time, the show is still worth your while. In this installment, the guys react to Scott Turner's new contract extension, Brandon Scherff joining the Jaguars, Landon Collins becoming a cap casualty and how much JD McKissic is worth to the franchise. If you like podcasts where Mitch powers through after a weekend in Miami plus the departure of an All-Pro lineman (and hate podcasts where JP brings up the potential of a Terry McLaurin-less future), then this is the episode for you.

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Mar 14, 2022
THE CARSON WENTZ EMERGENCY POD: The Commanders have a new quarterback and we have plenty of thoughts
00:29:50

JP Finlay, Mitch Tischler and Pete Hailey have many, many, many thoughts about the Carson Wentz trade that went down on Wednesday, and they share all of those takes in this Washington Football Talk. There's no point in any more clever summarizing. Just listen.

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Mar 09, 2022
Russell Wilson is now on the Broncos and the Commanders remain STUCK in the Quarterback Abyss
00:28:49

JP Finlay, Mitch Tischler and Pete Hailey are quite freaked out about the Russell Wilson trade, which you probably are, too. This Washington Football Talk was recorded in the immediacy of the blockbuster deal and the hosts came in hot as they explain how this makes the Commanders look and how disappointing it is that they once again finished as a runner-up in a race for a top-notch QB. There's also some Jordan Love debate, because that's the kind of passer Washington might have to start seriously considering. If you like podcasts where JP starts pushing t-shirts like never before, then this is the episode for you.

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Mar 08, 2022
FINAL COMBINE POD: JP goes 1-on-1 with Ron Rivera about driving QB trade talks and how he interviews prospects
00:23:58

JP Finlay, Mitch Tischler and Pete Hailey have one final Combine-focused Washington Football Talk to share with you, which has some quality football content but first reviews Mitch's trip home from Indy. Then, the three hosts toss to JP's 1-on-1 with Ron Rivera, where the coach explains why the Commanders have to be the one driving QB trade talks and also gets into his interviewing strategy at the Combine. After Ron speaks, JP, Mitch and Pete come back to wrap up the week and go back and forth on the various habits they want each other to stop doing. If you like podcasts where JP's eyes are frightening everybody and Mitch says the most disingenuous thank you ever, then this is the episode for you.

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Mar 04, 2022
SECOND COMBINE POD: Updates on the rookie QBs and takeaways from Martin Mayhew's most forthright presser yet
00:32:41

JP Finlay, Mitch Tischler and Pete Hailey have their second Combine-themed Washington Football Talk here, and they commence the proceedings by getting JP and Mitch's thoughts on the rookie quarterbacks who spoke with the media on Wednesday. From there, they let you hear Martin Mayhew's full session with reporters before they each identify their one takeaway from the general manager's remarks. Lastly, JP and Mitch complain about not getting invited to an NBC work event. If you like podcasts where Pete reveals his burner account and JP recaps his best-ever Blackjack session, then this is the episode for you.

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Mar 02, 2022
FIRST COMBINE POD: Ron Rivera sounds fixated on trading for a veteran QB and Mitch Trubisky rumors are flying
00:36:19

JP Finlay, Mitch Tischler and Pete Hailey are here to recap a busy day of remarks and rumors at the NFL Combine, beginning with what Ron Rivera said in a pair of Tuesday press conferences with reporters. The guys react to Rivera's comments about how interested he is in being active on the trade market, how he prefers a veteran over a rookie and much more from what the coach shared with the media. The hosts also continue to wonder if the Commanders will be able pull off this QB swap Rivera keeps hyping up before touching on the likes of Mitch Trubisky and Matt Ryan as well as the club's new stadium likely having a roof. If you like podcasts where there's an unexpected yet fiery debate over Cordarrelle Patterson and Pete unleashes what might be the most Pete take ever, then this is the episode for you.

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Mar 02, 2022
Explaining why Washington better have an offer in for Aaron Rodgers and better upgrade at QB this offseason somehow
00:30:38

JP Finlay, Mitch Tischler and Pete Hailey are here to talk... and you'll never guess this... QUARTERBACKS. The guys discuss how they hope that the Commanders have made an offer for Aaron Rodgers, even if it's a hopeless one, and then move on to a larger conversation about how all this chatter about adding a QB better result in ~actually~ adding a QB. After that, they toss to Mitch and Pete's interview with Hines Ward and Terrell Davis, where the two legends laugh about the Commanders' rebrand and praise Terry McLaurin. If you like podcasts where JP brings up selling printers and Pete and Mitch compete to see who can do a better setup for their interview, then this is the episode for you.

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Feb 25, 2022
Touching on that Deshaun Watson rumor before interviewing JP Flaim of the Sports Junkies and ex-TE Vernon Davis
00:56:39

JP Finlay, Mitch Tischler and Pete Hailey start this pod by briefly touching on Charley Taylor's death, the team's adjustment of its crest and a Deshaun Watson-related rumor that emerged over the weekend. From there, the guys welcome on JP Flaim of the Sports Junkies to discuss life in D.C. media, the dynamics of his own highly-successful program, who'll be quarterbacking the Commanders in Week 1 of the 2022 season and his new book, Still Barking. Then, you'll get Mitch and Pete's interview with ex-Washington tight end Vernon Davis, who reacts to the franchise's rebrand and explains all of the ventures he's involved with now that he's out of the NFL. If you like podcasts where you get informed on the new bar of soap that JP is using and Mitch continues to believe that Russell Wilson is going to become a Commander, then this is the episode for you.

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Feb 22, 2022
LIVE POD: Answering questions about quarterback, possible in-stadium gameday chants and plenty more
00:40:12

JP Finlay, Mitch Tischler and Pete Hailey are coming at you LIVE from Ourisman Fairfax Toyota, along with the massive crowd that adores them and showed up to support them. In a very energetic show, the hosts take questions from those in attendance, further discuss the possibility of Washington acquiring a meh/good quarterback as opposed to swinging for a great one and, sadly, have to spend time on the team's new crest and how badly its been messed up. If you like podcasts where JP outlines a three-team trade that nets the Commanders Russell Wilson and you learn about Pete leaving Mitch out to dry and his "busy day," then this is the episode for you.

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Feb 18, 2022
Is a mid-tier QB going to be enough of an upgrade for the Commanders? Plus, an interview with Jay Glazer
00:41:04

JP Finlay, Mitch Tischler and Pete Hailey enjoyed Super Bowl LVI and want to pass along some of their impressions from the game, but first, they address Mike Florio's statements about Dan Snyder that were made on the Super Bowl's pregame show. After handling both of those items, the guys move on to more QB chatter, specifically mid-tier options like Jimmy G. Is someone of that ability enough for the Commanders or not? It's a discussion that takes up the bulk of the show. Lastly, you'll hear Mitch and Pete's interview with Jay Glazer, an NFL insider for FOX who is a staunch supporter of what Ron Rivera is doing in Washington. If you like podcasts where Pete brags about a recent alcohol purchase and there's info about the trio's next LIVE appearance — come visit us at Ourisman Fairfax Toyota this Thursday! — then this is the episode for you.

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Feb 14, 2022
There is another Dan Snyder investigation to wrap our heads around and a Super Bowl this Sunday to preview
00:30:55

JP Finlay, Mitch Tischler and Pete Hailey kick off this pre-Super Bowl installment of their show by catching you up on the latest-latest news on Dan Snyder, which involves more investigations and more controversy. From there, they react to what Jonathan Allen tweeted on Wednesday night and then give their picks for the Rams-Bengals matchup this weekend (isn't that such a original idea?!?!?!?!). Lastly, you'll hear Pete and Mitch talk to the legendary Kenny Mayne, who gives his typically-hilarious commentary on the Commanders' rebrand and the unique overlap he shares with Jim Zorn. If you like podcasts where you learn a little too much about the health of one of the hosts and Kenny Mayne really vibes with the temporary name of the program, then this is the episode for you.

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Feb 10, 2022
Addressing the recent news about Dan Snyder, imagining Russell Wilson in D.C. and a Rams-Bengals betting preview
00:39:05

JP Finlay, Mitch Tischler and Pete Hailey launch Super Bowl week by, unfortunately, having to discuss something that is very much not related to football, and that is what took place on Capitol Hill last week regarding Dan Snyder's team. The three hosts explain the recent developments relating to Washington's workplace and owner and wonder how impactful they could be. After that, they move on to the Pro Bowl picture featuring Jonathan Allen and Russell Wilson and imagine what things would be like if Wilson was traded to the Commanders. From there, the guys toss to their interview with Drew Dinsick, a very plugged-in betting analyst for NBC who's got some tremendous info about Sunday's Rams-Bengals title fight. If you like podcasts where Mitch's attempt to capture Ciara's attention is discussed and there's chatter about betting on Super Bowl kicking props, then this is the episode for you.

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Feb 07, 2022
THE COMMANDERS EPISODE: Giving our thoughts on everything about Washington's new name and rebrand
00:58:26

JP Finlay, Mitch Tischler and Pete Hailey were at FedEx Field for the arrival of the Washington Commanders, and now, they're here to react to ALL of it. What are their thoughts on the name, the rollout, the jerseys, the gear, the logos, the remarks and more? You'll hear all of that in this installment of the show, plus much, much more. If you like podcasts where the word "perfunctory" is thrown around more than a checkdown to JD McKissic and all types of sports metaphors are used to describe how fine everything was, then this is the episode for you.

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Feb 02, 2022
A team name-focused roundtable featuring JP, Joe Theismann, Santana Moss and Moises Linares
01:10:18

JP Finlay, Mitch Tischler and Pete Hailey have a strong Washington Football Talk for ya, and it begins with the three hosts reacting to a Commanders development on Twitter and further hypothesizing about Terry McLaurin's possible extension with the franchise. After that, the guys toss to a panel featuring JP, Joe Theismann, Santana Moss and Moises Linares, and those four have an in-depth discussion about Washington's upcoming name announcement, which ranges from saying goodbye to the old name and what the future with the new one will be like. You'll really enjoy that segment and every direction it heads. And lastly, JP, Mitch and Pete return to make their AFC and NFC Championship games and Pete catches up with Sam Wright, a listener who earned his stint on the show. If you like podcasts where you hear about Mitch's intriguing weekend road trip and you get a hypothetical, in-Spanish Theismann-to-Moss Commanders touchdown call, then this is the episode for you.

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Jan 27, 2022
Applying Divisional Weekend lessons to Washington and chatting about Terry McLaurin's possible extension
00:48:54

JP Finlay, Mitch Tischler and Pete Hailey are, like the rest of the NFL world, in awe of what took place over Divisional Weekend, and in this Washington Football Talk, they apply what they witnessed on Saturday to Sunday to the franchise that they cover. Pete proposes that the guys try to focus on non-quarterback related items, but as he learns, everything inevitably flows back to that position. After that lengthy chat, JP brings up Terry McLaurin's potential contract extension — and why he isn't viewing it as an automatic transaction like so many others are. Then, from there, they debate OT rules and revisit the always-popular topic of Pete and Mitch's marriage prospects/family prospects. If you like podcasts where JP mentions both a bygone Memphis college hoops squad and recounts an embarrassing story about his smelly feet on an airplane, then this is the episode for you.

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Jan 24, 2022
Getting mad over the McVay/Shanahan/LaFleur thing and reacting to Ron's planned absence at the Senior Bowl
00:41:39

JP Finlay, Mitch Tischler and Pete Hailey begin this Washington Football Talk by getting quite angry with national folks who are piling on the franchise for something that just isn't correct. Once they cool down from that opening segment, they discuss a new QB-related article on the team's website, address the fact that Ron Rivera isn't planning on going to the Senior Bowl, bring up the new stadium again and, specifically, what bringing it to the RFK site would mean and close by making picks for this weekend's playoff games. If you like podcasts where JP attacks Mitch for liking winter and Pete gets educated on RFK Stadium, then this is the episode for you.

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Jan 20, 2022
Discussing everything from Brandon Scherff's future to wacky quarterback proposals to Antonio Gibson's ceiling
00:31:40

JP Finlay, Mitch Tischler and Pete Hailey touch on a myriad of topics in this Washington Football Talk, from how close the Burgundy and Gold is to being relevant in the playoffs, Brandon Scherff's future, what Antonio Gibson is capable of, who the most underrated guy is on Ron Rivera's roster and who'll be the starting QB in Week 1 2022. If you like podcasts where you learn about Pete's t-shirt habits and all three hosts each predict the best quarterback theory/proposal/idea that'll emerge this offseason, then this is the episode for you.

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Jan 17, 2022
Our primary takeaways from Ron Rivera and Martin Mayhew's end-of-year presser, plus JP's 1-on-1 with Ron
00:58:46

JP Finlay, Mitch Tischler and Pete Hailey gathered in Ashburn for one last press conference for the season, which featured Ron Rivera and Martin Mayhew reviewing what took place and where the team is heading in the future. After that, the guys got together for this Washington Football Talk evaluation of that presser. Was there enough accountability? What sorts of things did Rivera and Mayhew say about quarterback? And where the hell did Bullish Mitch go? You'll get answers to those questions, plus JP's exclusive 1-on-1 with Rivera, where the coach goes more in-depth on the most pressing topics of the day. If you like podcasts where there's a brief aside about eggs and lots of fishing/hunting analogies, then this is the episode for you. Also, leave us reviews on Spotify (if you can figure out how, seeing as Pete totally botched the instructions).

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Jan 11, 2022
POSTGAME POD: Washington's season comes to a close with one last win vs. the Giants. What's next for this team?
00:42:13

JP Finlay, Mitch Tischler and Pete Hailey quickly wrap up Washington's last game of the season in this Washington Football Talk before spending more time on what lies ahead for this organization. When doing so, they discuss various directions the team could go when it comes to quarterback, what the draft could bring the squad and more. Then, they toss to interviews with Terry McLaurin and Bobby McCain that were done on NBC Sports Washington's Postgame Live show. If you like podcasts where Mitch botches air quotes and Pete tries to set JP up for a segment but ends up angering JP instead, then this is the episode for you. Also: Thanks for listening all year long. It means a lot, and JP has offered to buy you all bonus beers for doing so.

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Jan 09, 2022
GIANTS PREVIEW 2.0: Week 18 may not matter but you should still listen to this (plus, Tress Way stops by!)
00:39:38

For one last time until September, JP Finlay, Mitch Tischler and Pete Hailey are here to record a preview podcast. The guys don't spend a *ton* of time on the matchup with the Giants itself, but they do debate whether it's best for Washington to win or lose the finale and also wonder if the franchise is messing up one crucial aspect of its name release. Once they say goodbye, you'll then get JP's interview with Tress Way (which Pete crashes at the end) as the punter once again makes a strong appearance on the show and covers all types of storylines. If you like podcasts where JP predicts a score this weekend that has never happened before and Tress explains how the Washington Football Talk crew has inspired him in his life, then this is the episode for you.

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Jan 06, 2022
EMERGENCY POD: Reacting to the news that Washington will announce its new name in less than a month
00:26:34

JP Finlay, Mitch Tischler and Pete Hailey have a new name (release date) to talk about! The guys give their reactions to Washington's Tuesday announcement, discuss various theories/hints stemming from the franchise's accompanying video and go down a few other random paths as they chat about the organization's next chapter. If you like podcasts where Pete out of nowhere decides on a name that he likes and Mitch's ugly and bizarre sweatshirt becomes a serious topic, then this is the episode for you.

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Jan 04, 2022
POSTGAME POD: Washington's late-season collapse continues and the playoffs are now officially off the table
00:47:55

JP Finlay, Mitch Tischler and Pete Hailey are closing out FedEx Field the way they started the season: By recapping a Washington loss. During this review of the Week 17 defeat at the hands of the Eagles, the guys express disappointment over some small-picture stuff as well as the big-picture direction of the organization. They also touch on what needs to be done at quarterback, something they'll discuss 1,342 more times in the coming months. To close things out, they toss to JP's postgame chat with Terry McLaurin and Santana Moss. If you like podcasts where JP expresses desire for yet another new car and the hosts remix "12 Days of Christmas," then this is the episode for you.

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Jan 02, 2022
EAGLES PREVIEW 2.0: Why this game will tell us a lot about Ron Rivera's impact on the Washington Football Team
01:01:03

JP Finlay, Mitch Tischler and Pete Hailey are here to preview Washington's second tilt with the Eagles this year and are very intrigued to see how Ron Rivera's team handles this particular matchup. Will they show up with pride or will they roll over and close out FedEx Field with a whimper? That's something they kick around before discussing what next year's QB room could look like and why Terry McLaurin isn't getting targeted more. From there, they run through their pregame segments and then toss to a really fun interview between JP and Tim Settle, where the defensive lineman explains how he's been able to stay positive despite his limited playing time, passes along a first-person account of the Allen/Payne fight and reacts to his alma mater getting beaten down in their recent bowl game. Also, JP's recent 1-on-1 with Ron Rivera is tacked on at the end, too. If you like podcasts where JP predicts the date that Washington will announce its new name and the three hosts explain the cycle of hatred toward each other that they experience every season, then this is the episode for you.

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Dec 30, 2021
POSTGAME POD: Washington gets blasted and gives up 56 points — 56! — to the Cowboys in pathetic loss
00:30:43

JP Finlay, Mitch Tischler and Pete Hailey are as appalled as you are by what Washington did in Dallas. So, they discuss how appalled they are about what Washington did in Dallas, as well as how appalled they are about Washington's overall direction. If you like podcasts where the hosts are as appalled as you are, then this is the episode for you.

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Dec 27, 2021
COWBOYS PREVIEW, 2.0: Taylor Heinicke is off the COVID list but how much can he help in Dallas in prime time?
00:35:37

JP Finlay, Mitch Tischler and Pete Hailey are back and so is Taylor Heinicke! That's good news, but precisely how good and impactful can it be for Sunday? That's something the guys discuss. In addition to that, the guys cover what is a rather concerning injury report and then kick around a deeper subject: How is the Ron Rivera Era going? From there, they return to a more honed-in angle by previewing Sunday's matchup before tossing to JP's 1-on-1 with Jaret Patterson, where the rookie running back explains how he's settled into the NFL and how he'll handle a bigger role in Dallas if he gets one. If you like podcasts where Pete at one point accidentally says the exact opposite of what he's trying to say and Jaret heaps some heavy praise on Jennifer King, then this is the episode for you.

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Dec 24, 2021
POSTGAME POD: Washington tumbles out of the NFC playoff picture despite a decent night from Garrett Gilbert
00:54:36

JP Finlay, Mitch Tischler, Pete Hailey and Ethan Cadeaux are here to break down Washington's second-straight loss and what the result in Philly means for the rest of the club's season. During their time together, the guys kick around Garrett Gilbert's performance, the defense's poor evening and how confident they are that the franchise can finish 2021 on a high note. Once they bow out, you'll hear JP's interview with Gilbert, who reflects on his first start with the Burgundy and Gold and what his past handful of days have been like. If you like podcasts where JP explains the concept of being "pre mad" and Pete has little patience for any Jalen Hurts conversations, then this is the episode for you.

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Dec 22, 2021
EAGLES PREVIEW: Trying our best to predict this NFC East battle and catching up with Ron Rivera a day before kickoff
00:23:42

FINALLY, JP Finlay, Mitch Tischler and Pete Hailey are able to preview Washington's Week 15 game with the Eagles. While on Zoom with each other, the hosts take a look around the NFC Wild Card chase, Pete re-addresses Eagles fans who are still mad about the contest being postponed and the usual pregame segments like 100 Chips and Over/Unders are handled. Then, most importantly, you'll hear a fresh 1-on-1 between JP and Ron Rivera, where the coach gives his take on why the backlash over the postponement is "silly" and chats about how his team is handling the weird schedule. If you like podcasts where Pete makes a crucial error when discussing Benjamin Franklin, then this is the episode for you.

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Dec 20, 2021
(ANOTHER) EMERGENCY POD: Washington's game against the Eagles has been moved to Tuesday night
00:30:32

JP Finlay, Mitch Tischler and Pete Hailey are just as overwhelmed as you are by all that's going on in the NFL but gathered to try to make sense of the drama anyways. In this Washington Football Talk, the guys react to the postponement of the team's game against the Eagles, discuss how the news could help (and perhaps hurt) the club and debate whether Philadelphia folks have the right to be upset by the adjustment. Once they're done, you'll hear JP's interview with Cole Holcomb (which was recorded on Thursday, just FYI) where the linebacker explain what it's like for him and his teammates as they all deal with this chaos. If you like podcasts where Pete oddly brags about his fast fingers and JP enjoys miserable traffic while also running the show, then this is the episode for you.

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Dec 17, 2021
EMERGENCY POD: Jonathan Allen and others hit the COVID list while one staffer tests positive for Omicron variant
00:26:17

JP Finlay, Mitch Tischler and Pete Hailey get together for this Emergency edition of Washington Football Talk, which comes on the heels of some major COVID-related news that broke on Monday. Once they're done, you'll get JP's 1-on-1 with Ron Rivera (which focuses on the loss to the Cowboys and was recorded BEFORE the evening's breaking news).

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Dec 14, 2021
POSTGAME POD: Dallas beats Washington on the field and in the stands to end a fun four-game winning streak
00:37:22

JP Finlay, Mitch Tischler and Pete Hailey were all quite disappointed by Sunday's result — but they also don't want you to be TOO down because of it. As they recap Washington's ugly loss to Dallas, the hosts discuss whether Ron Rivera should've gone to Kyle Allen earlier, what went wrong overall during the afternoon and why the playoffs should still be very much the focus. They also describe the takeover of FedEx Field that Cowboys fans pulled off on Sunday. Lastly, JP catches up with Cam Sims, one of the lone bright spots from the loss. If you like podcasts where Pete makes an obscure Scooby Doo reference, then this is the episode for you.

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Dec 12, 2021
COWBOYS PREVIEW: What to make of the week's verbal barbs and what to expect when Dallas visits FedEx Field
00:31:45

JP Finlay, Mitch Tischler and Pete Hailey have enjoyed the way Dallas and Washington have gone back and forth with each other this week and are officially counting down the seconds to Sunday. To begin, the three hosts review the comments that Mike McCarthy, Ron Rivera and Jerry Jones made over the past few days, all of which are quite intriguing. Once they wrap up their look at the recent past, they try to predict the near future by running through 100 Chips, Over/Unders and Benjamin Franklin. Lastly, you'll get JP's 1-on-1 with Bobby McCain, where the safety gives his thoughts on McCarthy's quotes. If you like podcasts where Mitch's dog Carver "chimes in" and JP tells Pete to watch a movie from the 1980s that he definitely won't watch, then this is the episode for you.

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Dec 10, 2021
Catching up on the Montez Sweat COVID news, WFT's injuries of note and JP's most recent chat with Ron Rivera
00:25:12

JP Finlay, Mitch Tischler and Pete Hailey have some disappointing news to react to (Montez Sweat's stint on the COVID list) and some other not-so-fun developments to cover (injuries to a slew of key contributors for Washington). Once they handle those topics — and also go through the importance of Sunday and how Washington's schedule has been rather unfair lately — then you'll get JP's most recent 1-on-1 with Ron Rivera, where the coach explains how his coordinators are handling themselves these days and highlights how useful three-yard runs can be. If you like podcasts where JP and Ron commiserate over missing putts in golf, then this is the episode for you.

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Dec 09, 2021
POSTGAME POD: Washington turns Sin City into Win City by beating Raiders in another heart-pounding victory
00:37:19

JP Finlay, Mitch Tischler and Pete Hailey recorded this Washington Football Talk from JP's room in the Mandalay Bay hotel and have a FOURTH-consecutive win to review. While they're together, the hosts discuss how they continue to be in awe of Taylor Heinicke, praise Brian Johnson's clutchness and pass out plenty of Game Balls to this red-hot Burgundy and Gold roster. Once they're done with their time, they toss to JP's 1-on-1s with Ron Rivera, Johnson and Antonio Gibson. Not a bad lineup, huh? If you like podcasts where JP fights through an extra-gravelly voice and a kicker you had never heard of before Tuesday gives a a very entertaining interview on Sunday, then this is the episode for you.

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Dec 06, 2021
BONUS POD: JP, Mitch and Pete check in LIVE from Las Vegas, and then Pete talks to some fans
00:09:34

Apologies in advance, but this Washington Football Talk from JP Finlay, Mitch Tischler and Pete Hailey is a total mess. There's a lot going on, but hopefully you like it. If you like podcasts where the sponsor of the show gives a very heartfelt speech and Pete does his best to interview various fans at the WFT Pod Party at Mandalay Bay, then this is the episode for you.

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Dec 04, 2021
VEGAS PREVIEW: Readying you for the Raiders game, plus JP's 1-on-1s with Ron Rivera and Antonio Gibson
01:01:04

JP Finlay, Mitch Tischler and Pete Hailey have one last Washington Football Talk before heading to Sin City, and it starts with some injury updates — how's Landon Collins doing, and is Curtis Samuel feeling good still? — as well as chatter about the club's new kicker. From there, they discuss the success of Washington's rushing attack, Mitch tells a fun DeSean Jackson story (since we'll be seeing him this Sunday) and then the hosts kick around Over/Unders (they're saving 100 Chips and Benjamin Franklin for Las Vegas). Once JP, Mitch and Pete head out, you'll hear JP's interviews with Ron Rivera — where the two go back-and-forth on reasons for the win streak as well as Ron's improved health — and Antonio Gibson, who expresses love for his offensive line. If you like podcasts where there's an insane amount of enthusiasm for this weekend and AG explains his team's newfound obsession with Crocs, then this is the episode for you.

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Dec 01, 2021
POSTGAME POD: Washington collects its third win in a row and is suddenly, actually in the NFC playoff picture
00:48:44

JP Finlay, Mitch Tischler and Pete Hailey are covering a team that's in the NFC playoff picture, somehow. Listen along here as the three very happy hosts discuss Washington's Monday win over the Seahawks and why it was encouraging despite some discouraging events, all of the players who stepped up in adverse circumstances and the formula that the team has now turned to in each of its last three wins. Also, be sure to stick around for JP's 1-on-1s with Taylor Heinicke and Landon Collins. If you like podcasts where there are some awkward-sounding horse noises and JP gets self-conscious about a zit on his nose that no one told him about, then this is the episode for you.

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Nov 30, 2021
SEAHAWKS PREVIEW: Setting expectations for Monday vs. Seattle and JP's 1-on-5 interview with the starting O-line
00:28:11

JP Finlay, Mitch Tischler and Pete Hailey have recovered from their respective Thanksgiving food comas and are officially ready to preview Monday's matchup between Washington and Seattle. But first, they must announce the location of the VEGAS POD PARTY!!!!!!!!!!! After that's handled, they hop right into their Over/Under, 100 Chips and Benjamin Franklin segments, and from there, they toss to JP's very special interview with... the entire starting offensive line. That's right, all five of 'em. If you like podcasts where a new podcast shirt is revealed and Simmie Cobbs is name-dropped, then this is the episode for you.

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Nov 26, 2021
Discussing which offensive reinforcements Washington could get back, plus JP's lengthy 1-on-1 with Ron Rivera
00:29:00

JP Finlay, Mitch Tischler and Pete Hailey wanted to drop this Washington Football Talk well ahead of Thanksgiving for you (but don't worry, they'll be back after the holiday as well). In this installment, the hosts discuss the hopefully upcoming returns of Logan Thomas and Curtis Samuel, chat about Taylor Heinicke and make picks for the trio of Thanksgiving games that are slated for Thursday. Then, they toss to JP's recent 1-on-1 with Ron Rivera, where the coach explains how pleased he is with the team's resilience and JP and Ron workshop a new term for Heinicke. If you like podcasts where the guys put pushups in Vegas on the line for their next gambling competition and also pass along how they're celebrating Thanksgiving, this is the episode for you.

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Nov 23, 2021
POSTGAME POD: Taylor Heinicke, Terry McLaurin and Washington ruin Cam Newton's return with another W
00:38:13

JP Finlay, Mitch Tischler and Pete Hailey are covering a team that's building some *momentum.* For the second-straight week, the guys are talking about a victory and are thrilled about it. Once they welcome you in, they examine the quality of the Carolina-Washington game, Taylor Heinicke's top-notch performance and the formula the club is using to win. They then proceed to propose a contract idea for Terry McLaurin, hand out a copious amount of Game Balls and recap how they all triumphed in 100 Chips. Lastly, you'll hear JP's 1-on-1 with McLaurin, who explains the improving mood around the team and the sequence he believes was a turning point for Heinicke on Sunday. If you like podcasts where the hosts start looking at the NFC playoff picture/whether another postseason run is beginning and Mitch's liver gets a Game Ball, then this is the episode for you.

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Nov 21, 2021
PANTHERS PREVIEW: Can Washington keep their roll going and win the Rivera vs. Newton/Carolina Bowl?
00:47:33

JP Finlay, Mitch Tischler and Pete Hailey begin this Washington Football Talk with a major announcement, one that JP promised on Twitter the night before. After that hoopla, the guys get serious as they wonder whether the win over Tampa is the start of something or if it'll prove to be nothing. From there, they're given a chance to explain whether their opinions of Taylor Heinicke have changed at all of late and also run through an injury report from Wednesday as well as their usual pregame segments like 100 Chips, Over/Unders and Benjamin Franklin while also discussing Cam Newton's influence on Sunday. And lastly, you'll hear JP's 1-on-1 with DeAndre Carter, where JP gets Carter to open up on his surprising role on the offense and whom he personally plays for every Sunday. If you like podcasts where the guys identify a random ex-Panther who'll be participating in a revenge game this weekend and JP's very scary hands are mentioned, then this is the episode for you.

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Nov 17, 2021
POSTGAME POD: Washington notches its best win under Ron Rivera by blasting the Buccaneers at home
00:41:17

Finally, the Washington FootbaLL TaLk podcast is the WWWWWashington Football Talk podcast again, thanks to an awesome game on Sunday. JP Finlay, Mitch Tischler and Pete Hailey are very thrilled to bring some positive analysis your way for this installment, and they start with their general reactions to the major upset before getting into more specific storylines. Of course, they cover the Chase Young injury, the one thing that didn't go Washington's way in Week 10, and discuss how much he'll be missed the rest of the way. After that, they continue with some Joey Slye appreciation, cop to things they were super wrong on (including Mitch's shutout prediction) and hand out a plethora of Game Balls. And to close, you'll get JP's 1-on-1s with Jonathan Allen and Taylor Heinicke, which are two very fun conversations. If you like podcasts where JP compares himself to Tom Brady in numerous areas and the guys explain their drink of choice for Sunday evening, then this is the episode for you.

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Nov 14, 2021
BUCS PREVIEW: What to make of Chase Young's Thursday presser and a look at the upcoming Tampa matchup
00:28:24

JP Finlay, Mitch Tischler and Pete Hailey bring you this Friday edition of Washington Football Talk, which starts with their take on Chase Young's Thursday press conference with reporters. Is there trouble brewing between Young and Ron Rivera? After that, the guys hit their pregame segments ahead of the Tampa matchup, with one host predicting an especially depressing result for Sunday. Lastly, you'll hear JP's 1-on-1 with Kendall Fuller, who discusses if this season is giving him deja vu from past poor Washington seasons. If you like podcasts where Mitch puts 1 chip down on a +2500 bet, then this is the episode for you.

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Nov 12, 2021
Back from the bye to talk Curtis Samuel, Joey Slye, Ron Rivera and one thing we want to see the rest of the way
00:45:05

JP Finlay, Mitch Tischler and Pete Hailey are oddly fired up to see each other, which translates over to this edition of the Washington Football Talk podcast. To begin, the three give you good news on Sam Cosmi and Brandon Scherff, bad news on Logan Thomas and the same damn news about Curtis Samuel. From there, Pete introduces a theory he has about Ron Rivera, which JP sorta buys in to but requests more proof for his line of thinking as well. Next, each host lists one thing they'd like to see over the club's final nine games, and then they explain something related to Taylor Heinicke's sweatshirt. And to close, JP, Mitch and Pete touch on Kyle Allen before going in depth on their respective bye weeks. If you like podcasts where three non-French speakers try to speak French and JP passes on quite a giraffe story, then this is the episode for you.

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Nov 10, 2021
What to make of WFT's quiet deadline (as well as those Mitch Trubisky rumors) and JP's big-picture chat with Ron Rivera
00:36:01

JP Finlay, Mitch Tischler and Pete Hailey have one more Washington Football Talk for you before hitting their bye weeks. To start, the trio give their thoughts on the team's inactive trade deadline before delving into those Mitch Trubisky rumors that surfaced on Tuesday afternoon. After that, they provide quick updates on Logan Thomas, Brandon Scherff and Curtis Samuel. Then, they toss to JP's most recent 1-on-1 with Ron Rivera, where the coach is able to answer questions on some more overall, big-picture topics (as well as why he's sticking with Chris Blewitt). If you like podcasts where you learn about Mitch being ordained and Pete's upcoming fancy weekend, then this is the episode for you.

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Nov 03, 2021
POSTGAME POD: Washington goes to Mile High and finds a new low in their awful 2021 season
00:44:20

JP Finlay, Mitch Tischler and Pete Hailey are here to, as Mitch so eloquently puts it, recap yet another "poop pie." Washington went to see the Broncos in Week 8, lost its fourth straight and nothing looks too great. During this Washington Football Talk, the hosts look ahead to the bleak future, look back on the defeat in Denver and say a lot of things that require bleeping. They also assess how confident they are in Ron Rivera being the man to lead this franchise going forward and wonder if Washington will sell some well-known names at the trade deadline. To close, JP and Mitch test out peanut butter sandwiches in an end-of-show treat. If you like podcasts where Pete makes a Chris Blewitt-related promise and JP references Carlos Rogers, then this is the episode for you.

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Nov 01, 2021
BRONCOS PREVIEW: Going back & forth on Deshaun Watson, evaluating the Denver game and a 1-on-1 with Jamin Davis
00:53:30

JP Finlay, Mitch Tischler and Pete Hailey kick off this Washington Football Talk with a few smaller topics before getting into one major topic and then closing the proceedings out with a few more smaller topics. At the start, they look at the NFC playoff picture — yes, the NFC playoff picture — and where Washington fits before debating which injured player's absence has been the most harmful. Then, it's major topic time, and that major topic is Deshaun Watson. Should the Burgundy and Gold pursue him or is he off limits? Not surprisingly, there's a lot to unpack there. And then to wrap up, the hosts hit their 100 Chips, Over/Unders and Benjamin Franklin segments before tossing to JP's 1-on-1 with Jamin Davis, where the rookie explains how the game is beginning to slow down for him. If you like podcasts where JP reveals his new retirement dream and there's a totally bizarre junkyard/bed analogy, then this is the episode for you.

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Oct 27, 2021
POSTGAME POD: The red zone becomes the dead zone for Washington as they lose yet again vs. Packers
00:53:37

JP Finlay, Mitch Tischler and Pete Hailey are thankful for anyone who chooses to listen to this Washington Football Talk after the club's third-straight loss on the season. In this installment, the guys grow further agitated with the current state of the franchise they cover, the future direction of the franchise they cover and the apparent acceptance of mediocrity by those within they franchise they cover. After all of that concludes, JP talks to one of the few parts about this organization that's good: Terry McLaurin. If you like podcasts where both King Henry VIII and Garth Brooks are name-checked, then this is the episode for you.

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Oct 25, 2021
PACKERS PREVIEW: Dustin Hopkins gets released and a banged-up Washington preps for its trip to Lambeau Field
00:59:50

This is a large and in charge Washington Football Talk featuring JP Finlay, Mitch Tischler and Pete Hailey, and it begins with analysis of a major move at kicker. Was this the right time to release Dustin Hopkins, why is Chris Blewitt the one to replace him and what message does it send to the rest of the team? All of those things and more are discussed in that segment. After the trio wraps that up, they catch you up on the numerous injuries affecting the offense and take a moment to reflect on how different this Sunday's lineup could be from the lineup that coaches imagined they'd have leading up to 2021. Pete also explains some mixed messaging that's going on for Taylor Heinicke. Eventually, JP, Mitch and Pete preview the Packers game — warning: They aren't that thrilled about it — before tossing to JP's 1-on-1 with Taylor Heinicke from Wednesday (where JP talks to him about his Matrix analogy for the QB and Taylor remembers his late father) and Ron Rivera from Monday. If you like podcasts where you're informed of a sweet piece of memorabilia that's now available for the very reasonable price of $20 and the hosts once again lament that they aren't covering a quality franchise, then this is the episode for you.

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Oct 20, 2021
POSTGAME POD: Washington loses yet again, and they do it in an uninspiring way yet again, too
00:48:46

Hopefully this Washington Football Talk is more memorable than the Burgundy and Gold's loss to the Chiefs. JP Finlay, Mitch Tischler and Pete Hailey get things started by passing on an interesting note about Mitch's tie and then falling into a rabbit hole of sadness about the state of the franchise and the direction its going. That then leads into more down discussions about the faith each host has that Washington will make 2021 a positive season. Eventually, they go through their usual postgame staples, Mitch gives you a rousing update on DeAndre Carter and, to close, you'll hear JP's 1-on-1s with Chase Young and Sean Taylor's father, Pedro, plus a great mashup of guys like Joe Gibbs, Santana Moss, Ed Reed and Reggie Wayne reminiscing about Sean over the years that Mitch put together. If you like podcasts where JP relays an unbelievable story about something he thought was real but actually wasn't and Pete gives it his all after a long wedding weekend, then this is the episode for you.

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Oct 17, 2021
CHIEFS PREVIEW: Reacting to this sad Sean Taylor situation before looking ahead to Patrick Mahomes and the Chiefs
00:52:31

JP Finlay, Mitch Tischler and Pete Hailey have quite a bit to discuss on this particular Washington Football Talk. Unfortunately, as usual, the first topic doesn't have to do with the upcoming matchup, but rather the club's horrific handling of Sean Taylor's jersey retirement. Following a tremendous intro by JP, the three hosts spend the first 15 minutes or so of the show bashing the Burgundy and Gold for botching something that should've been so easy and so celebratory. After getting that out of their systems, the trio turns their attention back to football, which includes segments on whether this weekend's meeting with the Chiefs will actually stay close (Mitch thinks so) and if the current message that Ron Rivera is emphasizing is the wrong one (Pete thinks so). Then comes the typical pregame segments and an adult question from Pete that he poses to his two adult cohosts. And lastly, things close with JP going 1-on-1 with Chase Young and Ron Rivera (the Young chat happened on Wednesday, while the Rivera interview came on Monday). If you like podcasts where Mitch makes a ridiculous claim (even by his standards) and JP quotes both "Of Mice and Men" and Bane, then this is the episode for you.

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Oct 14, 2021
POSTGAME POD: We're already running out of things to say and it's only Week 5 for Washington
00:35:00

JP Finlay, Mitch Tischler and Pete Hailey are flummoxed, once again, by the Washington Football Team, who dropped a very winnable contest on Sunday vs. the Saints. The guys discuss the disastrous defense again as well as what changes they'd like to see on that unit. They also recap the horrific Hail Mary, which was horrific. From there, they run through Game Balls and Goats and 100 Chips before looking ahead at the brutal schedule to come. They also laugh a lot, because what else is there to do? If you like podcasts where JP informs Mitch that Mitch is not "his type" and there's a completely random callback to an old Albert Pujols home run, then this is the episode for you.

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Oct 10, 2021
SAINTS PREVIEW: Analyzing Washington's hefty injury list, Taylor Heinicke's next test and what should be a close game
00:41:02

It's almost time to welcome the Saints, so JP Finlay, Mitch Tischler and Pete Hailey have a preview of New Orleans vs. Washington for you right here. To begin, the guys look at Washington's lengthy list of injuries and give their leans on who's playing and who isn't. That leads to a discussion about Curtis Samuel specifically. After that, the trio discuss Taylor Heinicke and whether Heinicke's sample size is big enough to start truly buying in. From there, you'll get the classic pregame segments (featuring a tweaked version of 100 Chips) and, lastly, JP's 1-on-1 with JD McKissic, who discusses his huge performance vs. the Falcons, his fantastic blitz pickups and where "JD" came from. If you like podcasts where JP opens up with a "miraculous" intro and things close out with decreasingly useful stats, then this is the episode for you.

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Oct 07, 2021
EMERGENCY POD: Catching you up on the criminal investigation involving Ryan Vermillion, WFT's head trainer
00:27:50

This might be the craziest topic behind an Emergency Pod in Washington Football Talk history, as JP Finlay, Mitch Tischler and Pete Hailey are here to explain and react to Monday's news that WFT head trainer Ryan Vermillion is at the center of a criminal investigation involving federal law enforcement. JP, who helped break the story, sets the scene with all that he knows, and then the trio comments from there. After they're through, JP then talks to Ron Rivera, who endorses Vermillion in one respect before reviewing the Falcons game and other football topics even further. If you like podcasts where Mitch comes up with a new Ashburn-related slogan and JP gives some background on his difficult journey to his interview with Rivera, then this is the episode for you.

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Oct 04, 2021
POSTGAME POD: Taylor, Terry and JD save Washington's season with fourth-quarter heroics in Atlanta
00:42:42

.......Phew.... That sums up how JP Finlay, Mitch Tischler and Pete Hailey feel after Washington's Week 4 win in Atlanta, which was equal parts exciting and disheartening. To begin, the guys try to sort through their reactions, with Mitch coming across as quite optimistic, Pete on the opposite side and JP somewhere in the middle. From there, they recap Taylor Heinicke, JD McKissic, Terry McLaurin and DeAndre Carter's exploits as well as the defense's continued issues. You'll get the postgame staples like 100 Chips and Over/Unders after that, and then to close, you'll hear JP's two postgame interviews with McLaurin and Carter, two guys who have no idea how to describe what it's like playing with Heinicke but sure as hell enjoy it. If you like podcasts where JP gives a scathing hotel review and Pete celebrates his birthday by being weirdly grumpy, then this is the episode for you.

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Oct 03, 2021
FALCONS PREVIEW: How much will Curtis Samuel help in Week 4 and how bad could things get with another loss?
00:36:27

It's time for another preview installment of Washington Football Talk show, as JP Finlay, Mitch Tischler and Pete Hailey get you geared up for the Burgundy and Gold's trip to Atlanta. To open it up, the guys explain the very pleasant news that Curtis Samuel is set to debut on Sunday, though one host is more skeptical than the others. The trio also has a debate about whether Antonio Gibson is set to have a very busy weekend. From there, they do their usual pregame segments (even though JP tries to erase one). And, lastly, they toss to JP's 1-on-1 with Kam Curl, who addresses the defense's cold start and his alma mater's phenomenal college campaign. If you like podcasts where JP passes on some wise homecoming advice and Pete undersells himself in his wildest dreams, then this is the episode for you.

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Oct 01, 2021
Curtis Samuel suits up again, Taylor Heinicke discusses being a "game manager" and JP talks to Terry McLaurin & Ron Rivera
00:37:00

JP Finlay and Mitch Tischler have a midweek Washington Football Talk for you that begins with a Curtis Samuel update and then transitions into a chat about Taylor Heinicke's reaction to needing to be more of a "game manager." From there, the guys catch you up on an interesting comment that Ereck Flowers made about Antonio Gibson before tossing to two 1-on-1s, the first of which is JP and Terry McLaurin and the second of which is JP and Ron Rivera. Terry covers his thoughts on the defense as well as milk (yes, milk) while Ron assesses what he wants to see out of his QB after a rough Buffalo outing. If you like podcasts where one of the NFL's best skill players and one of the NFL's best podcast hosts describes their milk preferences, then this is the episode for you.

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Sep 29, 2021
POSTGAME POD: It's a full on beatdown in Buffalo as the defense falls apart and Taylor Heinicke struggles
00:35:37

JP Finlay, Mitch Tischler and Pete Hailey are here to... commiserate with you after that disgusting display versus the Bills. In their recap of the Week 3 blowout, the hosts lament the defense's poor, poor effort, Taylor Heinicke's worst performance as a WFT QB, Chase Young's lack of involvement and more. As for the positives, well, there were no positives really, so they just keep harping on the negatives. If you like podcasts where JP gets annoyed by Mitch's attempted contributions to JP's writing and Pete's obsession with the Bills' stadium's name comes to light, then this is the episode for you.

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Sep 27, 2021
BILLS PREVIEW: Wondering whether the defense will get right in Buffalo and catching up with Jonathan Allen
00:40:31

JP Finlay, Mitch Tischler and Pete Hailey have a preview of Washington's first road trip of the season for you right here. To begin, the guys discuss the two keys for the Burgundy and Gold: Whether the defense will finally wake up and what to expect from Taylor Heinicke (the latter part leads into a back-and-forth about whether his injury history is being talked about too much). After chatting about those issues, the hosts run through their Over/Unders, 100 Chips and Benjamin Franklin segments before tossing to JP's 1-on-1 with Jonathan Allen. In that interview with Allen, you'll hear the defensive lineman get very candid about his contract extension and his unit's issues so far. If you like podcasts where JP gets very upset with a spam text but also gets complimented for a new accessory, then this is the episode for you.

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Sep 24, 2021
Chatting about Jamin Davis, Taylor Heinicke and others who spoke on Tuesday, plus JP's 1-on-1 with Ron Rivera
00:24:12

It's just JP Finlay and Pete Hailey for this Washington Football Talk, and the guys begin with a quick clarification about a Jaret Patterson tweet that caused some fans on social media to raise their online eyebrows. After that, the duo touches on Curtis Samuel and then gives their main takeaways from pressers featuring Jamin Davis, Terry McLaurin, Taylor Heinicke, Sam Cosmi and Ron Rivera (during this segment, podcast favorite Michael Phillips stops by JP's truck to chime in). And, to close, the hosts toss to JP's recent 1-on-1 interview with Rivera, where JP asks the coach about the defense's overall struggles and Davis' personal progress. If you like podcasts where Pete says he's not in favor of moral victories but then contradicts himself and JP examines his own Twitter likes, then this is the episode for you.

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Sep 21, 2021
POSTGAME POD: Washington's first win of the 2021 season was LEGITIMATELY INSANE for so many reasons
00:45:55

The title of this Washington Football Talk says it all. JP Finlay, Mitch Tischler and Pete Hailey are here to recap a truly wild and truly much-needed win for the Burgundy and Gold over the Giants on Thursday. JP also interviews Taylor Heinicke and Chase Young — two decent interviews there! It's too late to write a detailed summary beyond that. If you like podcasts where you get what might be the loudest WHATTUP EVERYBODY ever and there's an extended wedding metaphor that describes this game perfectly, then this is the episode for you.

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Sep 17, 2021
GIANTS PREVIEW: Discussing expectations for Taylor Heinicke and the extreme importance of Thursday's game
00:40:22

And just like that, there's another Preview Podcast to record for JP Finlay, Mitch Tischler and Pete Hailey! The guys get right to it in this one, as they lay out what to expect from Taylor Heinicke and this offense against the Giants on Thursday night. They also discuss an interesting thing Chase Young brought up in his press conference and touch on the absences of Curtis Samuel and Ryan Fitzpatrick. From there, they launch into their typical Over/Under, 100 Chips and Benjamin Franklin segments before tossing to JP's 1-on-1 interview with Logan Thomas, who analyzes the spark that Heinicke seems to always provide. If you like podcasts where JP expresses a desire for a certain candy and Mitch's squirmy legs cause a distraction, then this is the episode for you.

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Sep 14, 2021
POSTGAME POD: Ryan Fitzpatrick gets hurt and the third-down defense gets torched in a tough opening loss
00:34:28

It's hard to agree on much in this world, but everyone here can agree that was not the ideal debut for Washington against the Chargers, and JP Finlay, Mitch Tischler and Pete Hailey are here to talk about it. You'll get the guys' reactions to Ryan Fitzpatrick's injury, the defense's inability to get any sort of stop on third down, what the crowd was like at FedEx Field and more. You'll also hear their usual recap segments like 100 Chips (which was abysmal) and Over/Unders (which featured the defending champ getting off to a good start). And lastly, you'll come across two quick postgame interviews between JP and Taylor Heinicke and then JP and William Jackson III. If you like podcasts where JP gets upset with Pete for not having a firm grasp of gymnastics history and Pete gets JP a special Cameo for his birthday, then this is the episode for you.

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Sep 12, 2021
CHARGERS PREVIEW: Getting you prepared for Washington's opener vs. LA, plus an interview with Terry McLaurin
01:01:41

YESSSSSSSS. YES YES YES YESSSSSSSS. Washington plays in a true game this weekend, meaning JP Finlay, Mitch Tischler and Pete Hailey have a true preview podcast for you. To begin, the hosts get you caught up on Curtis Samuel (the news isn't good), a Chargers star who's banged up and then react to Tanya Snyder's recent interview that stirred up quite a bit of stuff. After that, the trio launches into their Over/Unders and 100 Chips segments (JP goes super wacky in the latter) and also debate how much FedEx Field's crowd can rattle Justin Herbert. They say goodbye at that point, and toss to two JP interviews you'll love: one of which is with Terry McLaurin(!!!), and the other of which is with Chargers reporter Daniel Popper. If you like podcasts where Mitch goes into one of his most unnecessary asides ever and Terry McLaurin displays his usual and amazing humility, then this is the episode for you.

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Sep 09, 2021
THE MILESTONE EPISODE: Celebrating the pod's five-year anniversary and JP's 40th birthday
00:33:00

Get ready for one of the more special Washington Football Talks to exist, and that's saying something, because a LOT of Washington Football Talks exist. Anyways... this is a huge week for the show; Sep. 6 marked its five-year anniversary, and a few days from now, the man who started it all — JP Finlay — is celebrating a momentous birthday. So, in order to commemorate both events, Mitch Tischler and Pete Hailey rounded up a bunch of very important people to pay tribute to both the podcast as well as its Day 1 host. After all of those messages conclude, you'll then hear a few pieces of old content from the program's early, early, early days (which features our dear friend Rich Tandler). And then, at the end, JP reacts to the surprise. If you like podcasts that are five years old and are taking a moment to reflect on that, then this is the episode for you.

*Here's a list of everyone who participated in this installment*

The Finlay family...Ron Rivera, WFT... Terry McLaurin, WFT... Maury Povich, major celeb/WFT fan... Brian Mitchell, legend... Tress Way, WFT/Best punter in the NFL... Deshazor Everett, WFT… Andi Tandler, wife of the beloved Rich Tandler (plus Skeeter, Andi’s perfect pooch)...John Keim, ESPN/master meat smoker...Bob Biagi, Ourisman Automotive of Virginia… Mike Wargo, tremendous NBC exec/former boss of JP… Greg Abernathy (aka Weird Greg), NBC Sports Washington photographer/genius… Chris Kerwin, NBC4 photographer/occasional podcast host… Heather McDonough, NBC4 sports producer/part-time poet… Michael Phillips, Richmond-Times Dispatch/Chief Richmond Correspondent for the WFT Pod… Sean DeBarbieri, WFT Director of Football Comms/all-around solid dude… Charlie Mule, WFT Comms Coordinator/former hockey standout… Matt “Matty Clickz” Doolin, NBC Sports Washington shot-caller… Darryl Johnson, NBC Sports Washington photographer… Sam Fortier, Washington Post reporter… Les “Scribbles” Carpenter, Washington Post reporter (FYI, he’s drinking coffee and toasted JP, but you can’t see it cuz this is a podcast)… Ben Standig, The Athletic… Matt Paras, The Washington Times… Stephen Whyno, Associated Press… Tim Shovers, former Pod producer/audio wizard… The Ourisman Fairfax of Toyota band… Tony Wyllie, former WFT head of PR… Dalton Ross, Entertainment Weekly/WFT fan… Jimmy Patsos, NBC Sports Washington/college basketball coach… Nina Mandell, NBC Sports Washington… Dalton Ray, iconic former WFT PR member… Chuck Honey, WFT Pod Mt. Rushmore listener… Jay Blount, WFT Pod Mt. Rushmore listener… Danny, Susan and Rachel Frank, Mt. Rushmore listeners... Joe Cervone, NBC Sports Washington/one of the best guys you’ll ever meet… Ajay Atayee, ESPN/shoe collector… George Wallace, WTOP.

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Sep 07, 2021
Telling you how Curtis Samuel looked at Monday's practice and predicting how the rookies will fare early on
00:30:13

It's just JP Finlay and Pete Hailey for this Washington Football Talk, and the two hosts tell you what their four eyes saw when it comes to Curtis Samuel's return to practice on Monday. Seriously, they go through everything they noticed and heard about the wideout. The second half of the show deals with the team's rookies, as JP and Pete each kick around who'll be the most noticeable first-year pro during Washington's early portion of the schedule. If you like podcasts where JP and Pete both long for the days of driving smaller cars and you get a secret code word to tweet at Mitch, then this is the episode for you.

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Sep 07, 2021
Debating how legit Thursday's Curtis Samuel update was and identifying real reasons for optimism for the season
00:26:41

JP Finlay, Mitch Tischler and Pete Hailey all survived cuts and are ready to finally start preparing for Week 1. After attending a "bonus" practice on Thursday, the guys convened to first chat about Ron Rivera's most recent update on Curtis Samuel. Pete is buying it more than his co-hosts. After that, they have a discussion about the practice squad and, finally, try to re-identify the reasons for their optimism about Washington's 2021 season. If you like podcasts where Mitch comes up with a word that's "definity" not real and the trio updates their record predictions for the year, then this is the episode for you.

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Sep 02, 2021
THE 53-MAN ROSTER POD: Walking you through everything that Washington and Ron Rivera did on cut-down day
00:33:59

The Washington Football Team's (initial) 53-man roster is set, and JP Finlay, Mitch Tischler and Pete Hailey are here to run through every key takeaway about it. Why is Jimmy Moreland gone (and could he be back?). Is Troy Apke truly deserving of a spot? Four linebackers? No Peyton Barber or AGG? The guys cover all of those topics and more, and then close it out with a note on Brandon Scherff. If you like podcasts where there's an uncomfortably long silence right at the top and Pete tries to be very journalism-y and falls flat on his face, then this is the episode for you.

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Sep 01, 2021
POSTGAME POD: Ravens demolish Washington in preseason finale, but does that matter? Plus, more kicking talk
00:37:20

JP Finlay, Mitch Tischler and Pete Hailey watched... something that was supposed to resemble a football game on Saturday, and now they're here to talk about that thing. The guys discuss how much that blowout at the hands of the Ravens matters to them, recap the winners of 100 Chips and Over/Unders and, sadly, have to have another conversation about Dustin Hopkins. Once they conclude, you'll get two JP 1-on-1s; the first one features David Bada while the second is with Antonio Gandy-Golden. If you like podcasts where Mitch simply runs out of steam during one explanation and JP gets to go in-depth on one of his bigger pet peeves in sports, then this is the episode for you.

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Aug 29, 2021
Wrapping up 2021 training camp by explaining what we learned from it AND a preview of the preseason finale
00:31:31

JP Finlay, Mitch Tischler and Pete Hailey use this Washington Football Talk for two purposes: 1) To recap the entirety of training camp, which technically concluded on Thursday and 2) To preview the team's Saturday preseason finale vs. Baltimore. In the show, they (along with NBC's Chris Kerwin) pass along One Thing they learned over the past few weeks about the Burgundy and Gold, go through Over/Unders and 100 Chips (which leads to a deep conversation about whether 0 is an even or odd number) for the matchup with the Ravens and more. If you like podcasts where Mitch waffles over accepting a bet buyout from JP and Pete recaps a Chase Young-related scoop he got on Wednesday night, then this is the episode for you.

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Aug 26, 2021
2021 CAMP, DAY 17: Trying to nail down the secondary's depth chart and 1-on-1s with Benjamin St-Juste & Matt Ioannidis
00:35:19

JP Finlay, Mitch Tischler and Pete Hailey found an air conditioned tent for this Washington Football Talk and they are THRILLED. In this installment, the guys go back and forth on what the secondary will look like for the 53-man roster, debate how much the starters will play in the preseason finale and then toss to JP's 1-on-1s with Benjamin St-Juste and Matt Ioannidis. If you like podcasts where Mitch's Curtis Samuel alarm scale triples and there's an extensive negotiation over a bet between two hosts, then this is the episode for you.

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Aug 25, 2021
2021 CAMP, DAY 16: What's the appropriate amount of concern about Washington's starting offense?
00:30:22

JP Finlay, Mitch Tischler and Pete Hailey battled through both heat and lawn mower noises to record this Washington Football Talk (aren't they heroic?). To start, the guys react to Steven Sims being cut and what that means for the receiver group overall. From there, they each assess what the first-team offense has done so far and then describe their level of worry; the host who's most concerned may surprise you. After that, JP and Pete share differing opinions about Troy Apke's performance and outlook. If you like podcasts where Pete shares one of his dad's favorite sayings and there's complaining about a very specific baseball quirk, then this is the episode for you.


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Aug 23, 2021
POSTGAME POD: Jaret Patterson takes it to the Bengals but the first-team offense sputters a bit at FedEx Field
00:42:20

JP Finlay, Mitch Tischler and Pete Hailey are coming at you from a classic undisclosed location at FedEx Field, where they watched Washington battle with the Bengals in the second week of the 2021 preseason. To open the show, the guys hype up Jaret Patterson, who's now a full-on story as opposed to a cute little training camp story. From there, they analyze the first-team offense and their somewhat disappointing effort versus Cincy, listen as Mitch discusses how the offensive line performed and recap Over/Unders, 100 Chips and Game Balls and GOATs. Once they wrap there, things close out with JP's 1-on-1 interviews with Antonio Gibson and Patterson, two chats that are quite fun. If you like podcasts where Pete chooses to apologize to JP after something that happened in the last installment of this program and you get to hear directly from Washington's star of the preseason so far, then this is the episode for you.

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Aug 21, 2021
PRESEASON GAME 2 PREVIEW: Will the matchup with Cincy be a high-scoring night for the Washington offense?
00:44:23

Washington's second preseason game of the year calls for Washington Football Talk's second game preview pod of the year. To begin, JP Finlay, Mitch Tischler and Pete Hailey get you up to speed on who'll be out/likely miss the team's matchup with the Bengals on Friday before going through what would constitute a successful outing for the Burgundy and Gold as well as their usual 100 Chips segment. After that, and after JP explains his daughter's remix to Rock-Paper-Scissors, the crew set their Over/Unders for the week (and add in not one but two wild card options). If you like podcasts where Mitch goes out of his way to insult a random person from his past and Pete goes out of his way to do a horrific Boston accent, then this is the episode for you.

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Aug 19, 2021
2021 CAMP, DAY 15: Covering the kicking issue and Dustin Hopkins' future, plus a 1-on-1 with Brandon Scherff
00:35:59

JP Finlay (via Bluetooth), Mitch Tischler (via Zoom) and Pete Hailey (via Zoom) used the magic of modern-day technology to record this Washington Football Talk, which commences with a lot of kicking coverage. The guys describe how alarmed they are about what's going on with Dustin Hopkins and Co., whether they'd be bringing in competition right now and much more. After that, they discuss Kyle Allen and Taylor Heinicke and also run through their One Thing segment, where Mitch brings up a star who probably needs more attention. From there, they say goodbye and pass you off to JP's 1-on-1 with Brandon Scherff, who answers questions about how he introduces himself to people, how Sam Cosmi is fitting in and what it's like facing a very chirp-y defensive line. If you like podcasts where JP pulls off a sweet traffic maneuver live during the show and a moment between Pete and Ryan Fitzpatrick during Fitz's presser is closely analyzed, then this is the episode for you.

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Aug 17, 2021
2021 CAMP, DAY 14: Updating you on the wideout, RB and tight end battles at camp and a 1-on-1 with Kam Curl
00:41:03

JP Finlay, Mitch Tischler and Pete Hailey were all in separate places on Sunday, but fortunately, they banded together again on Monday, meaning there's another Washington Football Talk ready for your ears. After Mitch quickly recaps all of the important stuff he saw during Sunday's session, the guys discuss the release of Kelvin Harmon as well as who they see grabbing the last wideout spot on the 53-man roster, analyze whether Jaret Patterson is really pushing for a place of his own and take stock once more of who's rising and who's falling at tight end. From there, some serious shtick ensues before they toss to JP's 1-on-1 with Kam Curl, who explains how he's feeling for Year 2 now that his place on the depth chart is much more solid and knowing that he'll be playing in front of fans all season long. If you like podcasts where JP wins a Name Characters from the Marvel Cinematic Universe Contest, then this is the episode for you.

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Aug 16, 2021
POSTGAME POD: Examining everything important that happened in Washington's 2021 preseason opener
00:35:44

JP Finlay, Mitch Tischler and Pete Hailey couldn't be more thrilled (and sleep deprived) as they bring you the first postgame pod of the 2021 season. As the guys break down what happened in Washington's preseason opener in New England, you'll hear Pete explain why it was the ideal start for the team, JP describe an electric postgame scene and Mitch give serious praise to a youngster in his favorite position group. The guys also, as is tradition, pass out Game Balls, Hat Tips, Can Kicks and GOATs to those who thrived and who struggled. And once the trio says goodbye, you'll get JP's 1-on-1 interviews with Jaret Patterson and Landon Collins, two players who were very happy with Thursday's events for different reasons. If you like podcasts where Mitch compares one Washington skill player to a pillow and you're taken inside JP's battle with his rental car, then this is the episode for you.

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Aug 13, 2021
PRESEASON GAME 1 PREVIEW: What to watch in Washington's tilt vs. the Pats, and interviews with Logan Thomas & Sam Cosmi
00:27:06

Pssstt...... the Burgundy and Gold are playing football soon, and JP Finlay, Mitch Tischler and Pete Hailey are here to preview exactly that. To begin, the hosts each choose something they're going to be scrutinizing when Washington takes on the Patriots on Thursday night, and after realizing that they all chose an offense-related item, they then do the same but for the defense. After that, they go through a rapid fire segment where JP throws out players and the guys predict whether said player will appear for over or under 9.5 snaps in New England. After that, you'll get JP's two sitdowns with Logan Thomas and Sam Cosmi, both of which are enjoyable. If you like podcasts where you get a totally unnecessary Reuben Foster update and JP gives advice for a very certain area of life, then this is the episode for you.

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Aug 11, 2021
2021 CAMP, DAY 12: Notes from Monday's practice and an in-depth breakdown of Washington's first depth chart
00:33:34

This Washington Football Talk has two portions, and JP Finlay, Mitch Tischler and Pete Hailey are here to guide you through both. The first piece has to do with what went down at Monday's practice, as each host gives their One Thing that stood out to them, which in part features a recap of a great Brandon Scherff block. Then, the trio reacts to Washington's first unofficial depth chart, which they say is something that doesn't matter a ton before examining it for more than 20 minutes. If you like podcasts where JP breaks down the wide receiver race by using a metaphor that has to do with frozen bodies of water and there's an argument over where everyone stands when it comes to their excitement over a backup linebacker, then this is the episode for you.

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Aug 09, 2021
2021 CAMP POD, DAY 11: Dyami Brown is thriving while Curtis Samuel isn't, and JP sits down with Jonathan Allen
00:30:54

Washington was back at it on Sunday... and so were JP Finlay, Mitch Tischler and Pete Hailey. In this next camp show, the guys break down Ryan Fitzpatrick's progress, Dyami Brown's continued streak of good play, a concerning update from Ron about Curtis Samuel, what to expect in the preseason opener, what's going on at left guard, Jimmy Moreland's place on the squad and more. Once they say goodbye, say hello to JP's 1-on-1 with Jonathan Allen, who tells JP what he cares about as a defensive tackle and what mindset the franchise has moving forward. If you like podcasts where JP fights through multiple visits from insects and there's a segment filled with random shoutouts, then this is the episode for you.

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Aug 08, 2021
2021 CAMP, DAY 10: Reviewing what was a pleasant night of practice at FedEx Field (and JP interviews Antonio Gibson)
00:35:07

For the first time this season, football was played at FedEx Field, and JP Finlay, Mitch Tischler and Pete Hailey were there to watch it. As the guys review Washington's Friday Night Football Event at the club's home stadium, you'll hear them describe the pleasant vibe inside what's normally an unpleasant place, update you on an important player's injury situation, bring up one thriving corner you've likely never heard of and much, much more. You'll also get JP's 1-on-1 with Antonio Gibson, who goes deep on both football topics and non-football topics, like the Russell Westbrook trade and how he's handling being a father. If you like podcasts where JP criticizes Mitch's performance in their recent failed chest bump and the hosts persevere through many distractions, then this is the episode for you.

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Aug 07, 2021
2021 CAMP, DAY 9: Talking Steven Sims, Taylor Heinicke and more, plus JP chats 1-on-1 with first-rounder Jamin Davis
00:31:38

After taking a one-day break (SORRY JEEZ), JP Finlay, Mitch Tischler and Pete Hailey are back to give you all the updates you care about relating to the Burgundy and Gold's 2021 training camp. Among the topics they cover in this one: The team's ever-improving vaccination rate, who's injured and who's back in the lineup, where Steven Sims stands in the wideout battle, how Taylor Heinicke's coming along and the random bird that's become a big story in Ashburn. From there, you'll get JP's 1-on-1 with first-round pick Jamin Davis, who explains where he's at in his development and what it's like playing under Ron Rivera and Jack Del RIo. If you like blogs where you get the inside scoop on Mitch the Blogger and JP brings up a maddening phone call he got on his radio show, then this is the episode for you.

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Aug 05, 2021
2021 CAMP POD, DAY 7: Washington finally puts on the pads in Ashburn and JP interviews Cole Holcomb
00:44:30

For the first time in their 2021 training camp, Washington donned pads, which made for some seriously fun entertainment. JP Finlay, Mitch Tischler and Pete Hailey are here to recap that entertainment, and during the course of this show, they summarize what was a wild final couple of drives in full-team work, update you on who's in and who's our injury-wise and discuss the club's improved vaccination rates. From there, you'll get JP's 1-on-1 with Cole Holcomb, who goes in depth on what he wants to accomplish this year both individually and as a defense, as well as how his life with an intense mullet is going. If you like podcasts where Pete really looks to butter up JP and there's a lot of time spent on who won a specific rep between Sam Cosmi and Chase Young, then this is the episode for you.

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Aug 03, 2021
2021 CAMP POD, DAY 6: Discussing who's under pressure on the roster, plus JP's 1-on-1 with Terry McLaurin
00:36:01

The Washington Football Team returned to Ashburn and the Washington Football Talk pod is still chugging along, as JP Finlay, Mitch Tischler and Pete Hailey have yet another practice recap for you. In it, you'll hear their thoughts on various players on the roster who are under pressure, both of the club's star pass rushers, a second-year linebacker and what it's like being back at the franchise's home facility in today's times. After that, JP sits down with Terry McLaurin, who was fantastic as usual on things like what he wants to accomplish this year, his two favorite off-field hobbies and his perspective on the COVID issues that are affecting the Burgundy and Gold. If you like podcasts where JP guts through a vicious rib injury and McLaurin addresses the possibility of him one day running for governor, then this is the episode for you.

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Aug 02, 2021
2021 CAMP POD, DAY 5: Reacting to Brandon Scherff entering COVID protocol and recapping the final Richmond practice
00:21:56

JP Finlay, Mitch Tischler, Pete Hailey and the always-brilliant Michael Phillips are here to recap the final practice of Washington's stretch in Richmond, and unfortunately they must begin with talk of Brandon Scherff being placed on the COVID list. After they cover that, the guys discuss Taylor Heinicke's performance so far, one largely unknown wide receiver who stuck out on Saturday and much more. If you like podcasts where Keanu Reeves gets name-checked and Pete tries (and fails) to bestow a new nickname upon Heinicke, then this is the episode for you.

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Jul 31, 2021
2021 CAMP, DAY 4: Terry McLaurin is a total baller, more COVID issues and JP's 1-on-1 with Landon Collins
00:40:19

JP Finlay, Mitch Tischler and Pete Hailey (plus special guest host Chris Kerwin) have their penultimate Richmond camp podcast here for you, which starts with lots of praise for Terry McLaurin, who was a beast on Friday. From there, the four guys go back and forth with other notes, including an update on Washington's COVID battle, analysis on Ryan Fitzpatrick and chatter about Antonio Gandy-Golden. Once they conclude, you'll hear JP's 1-on-1 with Landon Collins, who reflects on his super quick rehab from a torn Achilles as well as his relationship with Kam Curl, plus more. If you like podcasts where there's a recap of JP's swimming prowess and a random discussion about what chips everyone would eat RIGHT NOW if they could choose the chip, then this is the episode for you.

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Jul 30, 2021
2021 CAMP, DAY 3: Reacting to what was a crisper practice in Richmond, plus JP goes 1-on-1 with Ryan Fitzpatrick
00:27:41

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 emotional farewell to Max Scherzer, then this is the episode for you.

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Jul 29, 2021
2021 CAMP, DAY 2: The players who stood out in the first practice in Richmond and JP's 1-on-1 with Chase Young
00:37:10

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 and explains his excitement about the idea of finally playing in front of a crowd-filled FedEx Field. If you like podcasts where JP drops a low-key name to watch and Pete reveals his concern over having to buy B-Mitch expensive alcohol, then this is the episode for you.

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Jul 28, 2021
2021 CAMP, DAY 1: Ron is angry with WFT's vaccination rate, Logan Thomas gets an extension and Curtis Samuel is on PUP
00:32:52

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 deal). BUT, unfortunately again, the trio has to discuss something negative, as they react to Curtis Samuel opening up camp on the PUP list, which is a development that occurred as they were recording. So, yeah, there was a lot to delve into. If you like podcasts where Pete crashes and burns when going through Thomas' contract details and the ever-popular One Thing segment returns, then this is the episode for you.

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Jul 27, 2021
EMERGENCY POD: What to make of Jonathan Allen's new, just-in-time contract extension with Washington
00:27:08

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 episode for you.

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Jul 27, 2021
2021 WFT TRAINING CAMP PREVIEW: Covering the NFL's new COVID rules, upcoming position battles and WAY more
01:13:11

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 JP's 1-on-1 interview with Jaret Patterson, an undrafted running back who you will immediately begin rooting for after hearing his him talk about what it'll meant to suit up in Burgundy and Gold. If you like podcasts where Mitch re-litigates the Kirk Cousins debacle (just kidding, no one likes that) and there's a large discussion on what everyone would do if WFT won a Super Bowl, then this is the episode for you.

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Jul 23, 2021
Takeaways from our Jason Wright interview and clarifying each host's stance on Ryan Fitzpatrick's 2021 outlook
00:40:56

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 all clarify their stance on the QB and his 2021 outlook. From there, JP has Pete and Mitch recap their two weekends, as both guys experienced some highs and lows at the beach. If you like podcasts where JP does his best lawyer-in-the-courtroom impression and there's some doubt about the legitimacy of Mitch's most recent golf exploits, then this is the episode for you. Also, come to Ourisman Jeep Chrysler Dodge Ram on July 22nd at 5 p.m. for our PRE-CAMP LIVE POD. Thanks.

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Jul 20, 2021
JASON WRIGHT POD, PT. 2: Wright chats about FedEx Field, the new stadium and all the pressure he's facing as president
00:20:41

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.

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Jul 16, 2021
JASON WRIGHT POD, PT. 1: Wright discusses HTTR, eliminating Warriors from name search and the Wilkinson Report
00:18:05

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 the interview will drop in a few days.

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Jul 14, 2021
One more pre-training camp interview with Ryan Fitzpatrick and a very bizarre snake draft that you will appreciate
00:31:42

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 various Washington players have done this offseason. The draft consists of six selections, lots of confusion and one clear winner. If you like podcasts where Pete reveals how little he knows about both fishing and hunting and Ben Simmons gets mentioned in the weirdest possible way, then this is the episode for you.

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Jul 11, 2021
Moises Linares, Telemundo 44 sports anchor/reporter, hops on for a very enjoyable WFT-focused interview
00:37:18

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, Moises is a very busy dude). If you like podcasts where Mitch and JP reveal what their early career goals were and Moises casually drops the fact that he's about to publish a new book, then this is the episode for you.

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Jul 07, 2021
EMERGENCY POD: What to make of the NFL's punishment(?) of Washington after the investigation into the team's culture
00:31:53

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.

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Jul 01, 2021
Washington football expert Rick Snider joins to talk Tanya Snyder being named the team's co-CEO, stadium locations and more
00:33:14

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 the best, old helmets Washington used to wear. If you like podcasts where a DC legend reveals his favorite pizza in the city and also discusses what it was like working at the same newspaper as Marty Hurney, then this is the episode for you.

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Jun 29, 2021
Areas Washington must improve to be a real playoff contender and a recap of JP's up-and-down golf weekend
00:24:44

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, it's late June, there's not much going on and the one thing they had planned didn't come through. If you like podcasts where JP isn't the one with a faulty Zoom connection for once, then this is the episode for you. And, to be clear, some real, actual and fantastic guests are coming in the near future, so get geared up for that.

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Jun 28, 2021
Revisiting the team name conversation, discussing Jonathan Allen's future and interviewing rookie tight end John Bates
00:42:58

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 minicamp chat with rookie tight end John Bates, who explains what a productive first year in the league looks like for him and tabs who'd be the best javelin thrower out of JP, Mitch and Pete. If you like podcasts where things fall apart within the first two minutes and Mitch's burner account actually proves to be useful, then this is the episode for you.

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Jun 21, 2021
Further examining Ryan Fitzpatrick and Taylor Heinicke at QB and an interview with rising rookie Benjamin St-Juste
01:03:33

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 Gold with training camp a month-plus away, and he allows Pete and Mitch to react to some of his points. Once that ends, they toss to their interview with rookie corner Benjamin St-Juste, who was really impressive in terms of his professionalism, attitude and opinion on taxes. Then, to close, you'll get a US Open preview and a harrowing tale from Pete that involves choking on rice. If you like podcasts where JP invokes the legendary Ron Swanson and Pete just BOTCHES an Ernest Hemingway reference, then this is the episode for you.

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Jun 16, 2021
FINAL MINICAMP POD: Our most important takeaways — including QB thoughts — and JP's chat with Antonio Gibson
00:50:35

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 hear JP's 1-on-1 with Antonio Gibson, who discusses how much more comfortable he's feeling heading into his second year as a pro as well as how he's sleeping with his new daughter now in the house. And to close, JP, Mitch and Pete make time for some shtick, which includes a TMI segment about their legs. If you like podcasts where JP comes up with a splendid comparison for Heinicke in Scott Turner's offense and also asks quite the question about male anatomy, then this is the episode for you.

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Jun 10, 2021
FIRST MINICAMP POD: Chase Young's return, an Adam Humphries discussion and an interview with Darrick Forrest
00:49:55

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 quite a while (which won't shock regular listeners). To close, the guys identify the One Thing that stood out to them from Tuesday's action before tossing to Mitch and Pete's interview with rookie safety Darrick Forrest, who reveals the impact he's having on special teams in addition to defense and also gives his stamp of approval on the nickname JP's been pushing for. If you like podcasts where Pete is loud wrong on how to pronounce a certain word and JP comes clean on the day he skipped high school football practice, then this is the episode for you.

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Jun 08, 2021
SECOND OTAs RECAP: Updates on Antonio Gibson, Landon Collins, etc., as well as an interview with Bobby McCain
00:41:29

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 Bobby McCain, who shared some insight on why he takes being a leader so seriously and what it was like facing Ryan Fitzpatrick in Miami the past few years. JP also asks him for a random favor that listeners will enjoy. If you like podcasts where JP, Mitch and Pete show a total lack of knowledge about Chile and there's some more commiseration about their respective golf games, then this is the episode for you.

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Jun 03, 2021
Talking about Jay-Z and talking to Logan Thomas, as well as giving our EARLY predictions for Washington's players of the year
00:55:33

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, who covers everything from Ryan Fitzpatrick to Tim Tebow to his family's new business venture. And lastly, ESPN's John Keim and the Richmond Times-Dispatch's Michael Phillips hop on and join JP, Mitch and Pete as they give out some super-early predictions on who'll star for Washington in 2021. That portion has plenty of punchlines but also solid analysis, too. If you like podcasts where Phillips goes on a weird Adam Humphries tangent for no apparent reason and Mitch's sleeveless shirt is brought up multiple times, then this is the episode for you.

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May 27, 2021
FIRST OTAs RECAP: Giving you notes on Fitzpatrick, Heinicke, Samuel, Collins and more, plus JP's 1-on-1 with Jack Del Rio
00:44:36

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 Jones' trade market and recap a heated segment featuring Pete on JP's radio show. After that, they toss to JP's 1-on-1 with Jack Del Rio, which was recorded soon after the club selected Jamin Davis, so you'll hear the coordinator's thoughts on his newest linebacker. If you like podcasts where Mitch does an unreal job, even for him, of finding the bright spot in a not-exactly-bright situation, then this is the episode for you.

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May 25, 2021
Nick Sundberg joins to reflect on his Washington career and explain what's next, plus analysis on Morgan Moses and Ryan Kerrigan
01:19:26

Settle in for this Washington Football Talk, because it's lengthy and a quality one. JP Finlay, Mitch Tischler and Pete Hailey get things going by reacting to the news that Morgan Moses' time in Burgundy and Gold is about to wrap up — is this the right call by Ron Rivera? — and also discuss Ryan Kerrigan joining the rival Eagles. Once they cover every angle about those two Washington staples, they then welcome on another in former long snapper Nick Sundberg, one of the show's most beloved guests. In their long chat with Nick, the hosts get an update on how he's feeling physically and mentally, what parts of his Washington career he'll miss the most and what he's hoping to accomplish in the future. He also engages in multiple poop back-and-forths, as is standard for one of his appearances. If you like podcasts where Nick Sundberg goes in-depth on his indoor soccer skills and also explains a subtle yet beautiful pregame tradition that he started in Washington, then this is the episode for you.

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May 20, 2021
What you should know about Washington's rookie camp, plus an interview with Jamin Davis' college coach, Mark Stoops
01:05:08

JP Finlay, Mitch Tischler and Pete Hailey took in Washington's rookie minicamp over the past few days, and now they're here to pass on everything they learned. First, though, they react to the team signing safety Bobby McCain, another veteran who could start come Week 1. Then, it's camp observations time, as they give their initial thoughts on everything from Sammis Reyes to Dyami Brown to who's wearing the best number to Antonio Gandy-Golden. Once they go through various conversations based on the action, Pete gives another cat update (a disheartening one, too) and then they toss to Mitch and Pete's interview with Kentucky head coach Mark Stoops. In that chat, Stoops explains why Washington fans will fall in love with Jamin Davis as well as why he's perfect for a franchise that's trying to change the culture. If you like podcasts where there's some deep analysis about a red line that was on the field and there's also a debate about whether Mitch's "notes" that he stores in his head are really notes, then this is the episode for you.

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May 15, 2021
THE 2021 SCHEDULE POD: Running through the main takeaways from Washington's slate and predicting every single game
01:06:57

You've known Washington's opponents, but now you know their ENTIRE 2021 schedule, and JP Finlay, Mitch Tischler and Pete Hailey are here to take you through it all in this edition of their program. That said, before doing that, the guys give a quick take on the team signing new left tackle Charles Leno, but then it's schedule time. Each host outlines their main takeaway from Washington's slate of opponents and from there, week by week, JP, Mitch and Pete assess every matchup and deliver their predictions for each result. By the end, you'll have their records for the Burgundy and Gold as well as plenty of analysis (some that's useful and some that's, uh, not). Then, to close, they get in an argument over something that Pete brings up and break out their 100 Chips regarding who'll be the offense's starting QB by Week 1. If you like podcasts where Mike Shanahan causes lots of tension and JP drops the word "bifurcates," then this is the episode for you.

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May 12, 2021
Getting Mike Tirico's thoughts on where Washington is headed, Ryan Fitzpatrick at QB, Chase Young and more
00:42:12

This Washington Football Talk begins with JP Finlay, Mitch Tischler and Pete Hailey each giving a prediction about the Burgundy and Gold's schedule — the full thing will be released this Wednesday — before tossing to the first of two interviews in this installment, which features the legendary Mike Tirico. While talking with Tirico, the guys get his thoughts on where Washington is going and how they fit into the NFC East, why he's confident that Ryan Fitzpatrick can get it done under center, what he made of Chase Young as a rookie and a few other topics. They also have Tirico preview the upcoming Preakness as well as his role in the upcoming Tokyo Olympics. After that, you'll get the trio's interview with Brian Hall. Who's Brian Hall, you ask? Oh, just the guy who sat in Roger Goodell's recliner on the first night of the NFL Draft. You'll enjoy Brian's recounting of that experience. If you like podcasts where Mitch asks Mike Tirico a truly hard-hitting, drinks-related question and you get an exclusive review of the commissioner's furniture, then this is the episode for you.

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May 10, 2021
Evaluating a hypothetical trade for Aaron Rodgers and interviewing Scott Turner about his new offensive personnel
00:32:34

Though the draft is over, there's still more to discuss about it, which is how this Washington Football Talk with JP Finlay, Mitch Tischler and Pete Hailey begins. JP opens up by tying up some loose ends, Pete brings you up to speed on the lone undrafted free agent the club signed, and then the trio looks at a hypothetical trade for Aaron Rodgers as well as the biggest winners and losers on Washington's roster as it relates to the draft. After that, they toss to their interview with Scott Turner, the team's offensive coordinator, to get his thoughts on everything from Dyami Brown to Ryan Fitzpatrick to reuniting with Curtis Samuel. If you like podcasts where Pete saves the show from veering into First Take territory and you already get some early analysis on who will and won't make the 2021 roster, then this is the episode for you.

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May 06, 2021
DRAFT POD, DAY 3: Reacting to Washington's full 2021 Draft class and JP's 1-on-1 with Ron Rivera
01:05:30

This is the final pod of the draft. I'm too exhausted to type a funny summary. Just listen to this. You'll love it. -Pete

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May 02, 2021
DRAFT POD, DAY 2: Analyzing Washington's newest tackle, DB and wideout — and explaining why there's no new QB
01:05:38

Well that was a hell of a Friday for the Washington Football Team! JP Finlay, Mitch Tischler and Pete Hailey are back for their second draft podcast of 2021, and this one is all about Sam Cosmi, Benjamin St-Juste and Dyami Brown. The guys bring you up to speed on Ron Rivera's newest lineman, defensive back and wide receiver, and pick their favorite of the three selections. In the midst of that, you'll get JP's 1-on-1 with Cosmi, which is the sort of special access you're used to from this show. After those segments, the hosts explain why Washington didn't take a QB through Days 1 and 2, and then zip through a ton of other topics, including RG3's cheapshot on Kirk Cousins, another sign of Bruce Allen's incompetency and Pete's worrisome memory loss. If you like podcasts where Mitch quotes Macbeth and there's a follow-up debate about Rivera's wardrobe, then this is the episode for you.

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May 01, 2021
THE JAMIN DAVIS POD: Everything you need to know about Washington's new LB, including an exclusive interview with him
00:48:37

JP Finlay, Mitch Tischler and Pete Hailey have the first of three Washington Football Talks for you over draft weekend, and it's focused mostly on first-round pick Jamin Davis. After giving their quick take on Davis' arrival, the guys toss to JP's 1-on-1 with him, where you get an excellent of sense of who he is right off the bat. Once that ends, the trio discusses Davis further, the other players Washington considered, how much the team pondered moving up for a QB and, yes, Aaron Rodgers. Mitch also gives an update on his Twitter-less life, which has a funny new twist. If you like podcasts where you get to hear from a brand new Burgundy and Gold defender moments after his dream came true, then this is the episode for you. Also, Pete's miserable with his cat again. Keep him in your thoughts.

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Apr 30, 2021
2021 DRAFT PREVIEW: Making bold predictions about Washington's haul and looking at stars who could slide
00:53:58

A very energetic JP Finlay, a in-California Mitch Tischler and a regular Pete Hailey have their last pre-draft Washington Football Talk for you, and you'll come out of it ready for the NFL's marquee offseason event. First, JP leads a segment on bold predictions for Washington's upcoming haul. Then, JP brings up a few players, like Devonta Smith, whom he thinks could surprise people and slide to pick No. 19. After that, the guys run through a listener-submitted "All Ashburn Syndrome Team," which is very fun, and close things down with some shtick about Mitch's Twitter account and other shticky things. If you like podcasts where JP makes the most bougie complaint ever and Mitch's nephew identifies whom he'd like Washington to select, then this is the episode for you.

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Apr 26, 2021
Catching up with the respected Steve Wyche, who analyzes Washington's potential draft moves and standing in the NFC East
00:42:48

JP Finlay and Pete Hailey open up this Washington Football Talk for you, and the pair mostly focuses on Alex Smith's new comments that are fairly harsh about his last season with the Burgundy and Gold. How much do they care? Then, JP and Pete each rant more about the name debacle and also give their one-week-away draft prediction for what happens with the franchise they so closely cover. Once the two hosts finish up, they toss to theirs and Mitch Tischler's interview with the very-respected NFL Network analyst Steve Wyche. During his time on the program, Wyche explains where he thinks Washington could try to move up to in order to draft a QB, how he thinks the club stacks up to the rest of their NFC East rivals and how Ron Rivera is changing the organization. If you like podcasts where Pete asks a very esteemed guest a question that makes JP and Mitch mad, then this is the episode for you.

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Apr 22, 2021
Reacting to Alex Smith's Monday retirement and a draft-focused interview with NFL authority Dan Hellie
00:42:39

JP Finlay, Mitch Tischler and Pete Hailey were planning to do a quick intro before getting to an interview in this Washington Football Talk — and then Alex Smith retired. So, the guys react to Smith's departure from the sport he's been involved with since 2005, and then they toss to their interview, which features the very knowledgable Dan Hellie. During his time on the show, Hellie analyzes Trey Lance's fit with the organization and ranks some of the second-tier QBs in the draft, and he also launches a compelling Kyle Allen discussion (who knew such a thing existed?). If you like podcasts where Pete gives a depressing update on his cat situation and Mitch goes on a mini-rant that leads to many bleeps, then this is the episode for you.

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Apr 19, 2021
LIVE POD: Talking Washington's odd team name survey, Dan vs. Bruce, Trey Lance, Sammis Reyes and far more
01:27:40

JP Finlay, Mitch Tischler and Pete Hailey, along with thousands of adoring fans, showed up at an Ourisman dealership in Alexandria for this LIVE PODCAST, which was a TON of fun. The hosts cover so, so much, including their frustration over Washington's name search, Dan Snyder's legal battle with Bruce Allen, trading up (or waiting?) for Trey Lance, draft targets beyond the first round and more. There's also lots of shtick, including an unbelievable tale from Pete about his cat being a nuisance. Then, once they say goodbye, you'll get Pete's detailed interview with Steve Hagen, who personally coached Washington's new tight end, Sammis Reyes, at the IMG Academy. If you like podcasts where a fan very nicely compliments Pete's haircut and JP drops a word that causes the entire Ourisman dealership to go silent, then this is the episode for you.

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Apr 16, 2021
Examining where Washington's trade-up opportunities are in the draft and picking the team's top three positions of need
00:48:24

JP Finlay, Mitch Tischler and Pete Hailey start off this Washington Football Talk by once more analyzing all the trade-up talk that's currently enveloping the Burgundy and Gold. That segment includes a review of Michael Lombardi's comments from last week regarding Trey Lance as well as an in-depth evaluation of which squads Washington could talk to about a deal/moving up. After looking at that topic from all necessary angles, the trio then each lists their top three positions of need for Washington, and Mitch surprisingly doesn't begin his list with an offensive lineman. Lastly, JP reviews his trip to Augusta for The Masters, for those shtick-loving listeners out there. If you like podcasts where Pete makes a comment that gets assailed by his co-hosts but then comes back strong with an appropriate analogy that is widely approved of and where JP name drops all of the stud QBs he saw in Augusta, then this is the episode for you.

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Apr 12, 2021
Assessing the odds of Washington trading up for the fourth pick and interviewing the very cool William Jackson III
00:44:30

An in-the-car JP Finlay and an in-their-homes Mitch Tischler and Pete Hailey got together for this Washington Football Talk, which begins with JP explaining the very cool reason he is in a motor vehicle. From there, the three dive deep into the idea of Washington trading up to snag Atlanta's fourth overall pick, which involves the hosts picking sides between Trey Lance and Justin Fields and deciding how likely such an act is. After that, you'll hear JP, Mitch and Pete's fun conversation with William Jackson III, who explains the difference between confidence and swagger and gives a lot of other great answers during the chat. Then, to close, the trio gets weirdly into discussing how they like to hold the steering wheel when driving. If you like podcasts where you get free Masters picks and you learn yet another way in which Mitch is irking Pete, then this is the episode for you.

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Apr 08, 2021
THE RYAN FITZPATRICK INTERVIEW: Fitz joins to talk Chase Young, Scott Turner, the foods that mess up his beard and more
00:20:03

This Washington Football Talk contains no fluff and no filler, as you basically get dropped right into JP Finlay, Mitch Tischler and Pete Hailey's interview with the franchise's new quarterback, Ryan Fitzpatrick. The chat with Fitz is a really fun one, as it's filled with both serious topics and segments on his beard and how much his phone is blowing up these days. If you like podcasts where an already very likable QB becomes even more likable, then this is the episode for you.

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Apr 05, 2021
What you need to know from Ron Rivera's post-free agency presser and an interview with Adam Humphries
00:27:20

Ron Rivera spoke to the media on Thursday, so of course JP Finlay, Mitch Tischler and Pete Hailey are here to speak to you about Ron Rivera speaking to the media. So, they open this Washington Football Talk by discussing their biggest takeaways from the coach's press conference and also wonder what he didn't say. After covering that from top to bottom, they then toss to a really fun interview with Adam Humphries, where the trio asks the new receiver about what makes him such a quarterback-friendly target and also guesses how good he is at golf. If you like podcasts where Mitch gets offended over the idea that he sometimes fakes enthusiasm and where Pete's haircut is compared to Humphries' haircut, then this is the episode for you.

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Apr 01, 2021
Reacting to the Adam Humphries signing and wondering how good Washington's 2021 offense will actually be
00:50:45

JP Finlay, Mitch Tischler and Pete Hailey convened for this Sunday edition of Washington Football Talk, and they kick the show off by discussing the Adam Humphries signing. That then leads into a comparison between this current group of wideouts and the 2016 roster, which featured DeSean, Pierre and Jamison Crowder. After that, the guys also quickly talk about the signing of Darryl Roberts, the draft trades that went down last Friday and the fantasy baseball league they're doing together. If you like podcasts where Mitch and JP each provide updates on their dogs and the trio comes up with a tasty bet for their new fantasy venture, then this is the episode for you.

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Mar 28, 2021
Updates on Dan Snyder's ownership and Washington's search for a team name, plus an interview with Jason Campbell
01:10:58

The Washington Football Talk crew is back, and this time, they aren't talking any on-field stuff. Instead, this installment begins with an update from JP Finlay, Mitch Tischler and Pete Hailey on Dan Snyder's ownership status, which saw a major development on Wednesday. The guys run through all of that news — and JP drops one hell of a theory — before they turn their attention to the franchise's hunt for its next name. Will that hunt actually result in a new moniker? The hosts don't all agree. Lastly, you'll hear JP, Mitch and Pete's chat with Jason Campbell, who gives his take on the Ryan Fitzpatrick addition and then gets dismayed at how little Pete knows about Auburn football. If you like podcasts where you learn about JP and Mitch's Boston Market go-tos back in the day and Pete's lack of political knowledge is once again exposed, then this is the episode for you.

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Mar 25, 2021
EMERGENCY POD: Curtis Samuel is coming to Washington and the offense is about to get a lot more dangerous
00:37:14

Not one, not two, but three-straight EMERGENCY PODS have now occurred, as JP Finlay, Mitch Tischler and Pete Hailey gathered around yet again, this time to react to Washington landing Curtis Samuel. In this installment, the guys explain how Samuel will make the offense so much more difficult to defend, how he'll fit in among the other weapons and how his arrival caps off what's been a super week for the franchise. Also, at the end, they take some time to say bye to Washington legend and pod legend Nick Sundberg. If you like podcasts where Mitch has a spot-on comparison for Samuel but then later gets testy with JP over a stupid argument that only this show would care about, then this is the episode for you.

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Mar 18, 2021
EMERGENCY POD: Washington makes a super-splashy defensive signing by nabbing William Jackson III
00:47:27

Another night, another EMERGENCY POD. This one is devoted to Washington's reported signing of corner William Jackson III, a move that JP Finlay, Mitch Tischler and Pete Hailey all roundly approve of. If you like podcasts where you get the most inaccurate analysis ever of where WFT is with their salary cap and Mitch comes up with a new term for the tampering period, then this is the episode for you.

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Mar 17, 2021
EMERGENCY POD: Ryan Fitzpatrick is reportedly joining the Washington Football Team
00:43:14

Ryan Fitzpatrick reportedly agreed to terms with the Washington Football Team late Monday/early Tuesday. This is the EMERGENCY POD reacting to that news. Pete is too tired to write out any more in the summary. Go listen please.

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Mar 16, 2021
FREE AGENCY PREVIEW: Will WFT sign a QB? Will they hand out a giant contract? And how much will they spend overall?
00:35:19

JP Finlay, Mitch Tischler and Pete Hailey are here to look ahead to one of the best weeks on the NFL calendar: Free agency. In this Washington Football Talk, the guys answer pressing free agency questions such as, "Will the team sign a QB?" "Will they hand out a contract that tops $80 million?" and "What under-the-radar name is worth keeping an eye on?" They also go through JP's Twitter to find a few more inquiries to kick around. If you like podcasts where Pete's chicken tenders get poor reviews and Mitch gets mad at JP for not knowing what a prism is, then this is the episode for you. And be sure to stick with us these next few months, because things are about to get real fun.

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Mar 15, 2021
THE SCHERFF GOT TAGGED POD: Everything you need to know about what Washington did with their All-Pro guard
00:38:16

The primary topic for this Washington Football Talk is Brandon Scherff and his new franchise tag. Whether you're delighted by the news or upset by it, JP Finlay, Mitch Tischler and Pete Hailey are here to walk you through what it means for both the player and the organization. Is the $18 million that the Burgundy and Gold is set to pay Scherff prohibitive or just the price of doing business? What are the chances of a long-term agreement? And how much does Mitch love that an O-lineman is at the center of the show? You'll get all those answers and more, as well as some Dak Prescott analysis and a random Ronald Darby segment. If you like podcasts where Mitch and Pete discuss birds and JP zings Pete about being so coddled (for the 145th time), then this is the episode for you.

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Mar 09, 2021
Covering all sorts of topics, from Washington's cap situation to Kyle Trask's fit to, yes, a Trent Williams reunion
00:42:00

Nothing too, too pressing has happened as of late with the Burgundy and Gold, so JP Finlay, Mitch Tischler and Pete Hailey used this edition of Washington Football Talk to run down a list of storylines that will no doubt interest you. To begin, the three look at the team's cap situation, as well as what other teams will have to do in order to be compliant with the cap, in a free agency lookahead. After that, the guys touch on Kyle Trask potentially making it to the club in the second round of the draft, Chris Cooley's thoughts on a possible Trent Williams reunion and Terry McLaurin's toughness. They then close with JP making one hell of an Ashburn Syndrome-y statement and a recap of the 20 Questions segment they did on JP's radio show. If you like podcasts where you learn about one host's feet and get some hurricane analogies, then this is the episode for you.

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Mar 05, 2021
Reacting to (what's basically) the end of the Alex Smith era in Washington and recapping a truly epic poker weekend
00:49:57

The first half of this Washington Football Talk is centered on Alex Smith, who's expected to be released by the Burgundy and Gold soon. So, JP Finlay, Mitch Tischler and Pete Hailey react to that news, do their best to grade the 2018 trade that brought Smith to the franchise and then assess how they're feeling about the QB room's future moving forward. Then, once the Smith stuff wraps, the trio recaps what was an unbelievable poker weekend for Mitch and JP, and especially JP. You're going to want to hear about the run he went on on Saturday night (and how Pete repeatedly got stonewalled by Rob Gronkowski). If you like podcasts where Pete's fear of the ocean is exposed and there's some random reminiscing on some of the guys' favorite road trips from the past few years, then this is the episode for you.

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Mar 02, 2021
LIVE POD: Covering the latest on Alex Smith, Cam Newton and Russell Wilson, plus answering questions at Ourisman Fairfax
00:57:55

JP Finlay, Mitch Tischler and Pete Hailey recorded this Washington Football Talk from Ourisman Fairfax of Toyota, which is just a lovely place to record a show and also buy some cars. During this installment, you'll hear the three of them go through the latest on Alex Smith's GQ comments, Washington's lack of interest in Cam Newton, what to make of Russell Wilson's dilemma and more. Then, they allow members of the massive crowd at the dealership to ask questions, which range from draft needs at pick No. 19 to Jeff Bezos' possible involvement with the franchise. If you like podcasts where Pete broaches the idea of buying not one but two cars and there is an excessive amount of timestamping, then this is the episode for you.

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Feb 26, 2021
2021 QBX DRAFT POD: Trying to assemble the best three-man QB room by picking from a list of all the vets and rookies
00:48:41

This Washington Football Talk show mainly deals with the first-ever QBX Draft, an event that's both fun and chaotic. JP Finlay, Mitch Tischler and Pete Hailey welcome on fellow co-workers Ryan Homler and Ethan Cadeaux, and the five of them go through a three-round draft where they each try to come up with the best collection of signal callers possible but also stay within their budgets. The best part? Everyone is available to choose from, including superstars, random vets and draft picks. Once that wraps up, and JP Kiper grades each host's haul, the guys toss to yet another awesome interview featuring Brian Mitchell. This time, B-Mitch talks to Washington GM Martin Mayhew and the two reminisce about the massive impact Bobby Mitchell had on their lives and Mayhew's career in particular. If you like podcasts where JP, Mitch and Pete realize they've been mispronouncing both Ryan and Ethan's last names for quite some time and there's a weird Mike Vanderjagt side conversation, then this is the episode for you.

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Feb 22, 2021
A real look at Marcus Mariota, a chat about Alex Smith's days being numbered and an interview from B-Mitch with Jason Wright
01:19:49

JP Finlay, Mitch Tischler and Pete Hailey are back again and they're here to rant about how much they hate computer passwords. That's true, too — but before they get to that, they begin with some more "Tesla talk" and, more importantly, a serious look at Marcus Mariota. The hosts weigh him versus Derek Carr and debate whether he'd be worth taking a flier on or not. Once they finish up that segment on the current Raider, JP brings up a story he wrote about Alex Smith and Kyle Allen, which leads into a chat about why they all feel that Smith's days in D.C. are numbered, though there's a disagreement on how many days remain for him with the franchise. Lastly, they finish up their portion of the show with a round of FUs, which includes the aforementioned password complaining as well as a few other issues you'll relate to. And to close, they toss to a really good interview that Brian Mitchell got with Washington team president Jason Wright, where Wright explains who and what shaped him into the person he is now and how he hopes to act as a role model for the Black community in the future. If you like podcasts where Mitch sings some "Frozen" and there's a touching moment between Pete and JP, then this is the episode for you.

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Feb 18, 2021
A bunch of bold predictions about what'll happen this offseason for Washington and an interview with Taylor Heinicke
01:06:29

It's a holiday, but the Washington Football Talk podcast doesn't know what holidays are, so JP Finlay, Mitch Tischler and Pete Hailey got together on Zoom to record another edition of their show. To start, the guys react to Chris Polian's addition to the front office. After that, they each give three bold predictions about how Washington's offseason will unfold, ranging from what signings they'll make in free agency to which QB they'll take in the draft. And because they can't ever stick to script, they then keep giving bonus predictions on top of their original ones and weirdly end up debating whether they'll ever be back in a locker room again. Then, to close, they toss to their interview with Taylor Heinicke, who offers up insight on his mindset, his appreciation for Scott Turner and how he's waiting for Heineken to give him a call. If you like podcasts where JP yells at Mitch for fake enthusiasm and Pete debates whether he should buy a car, then this is the episode for you.

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Feb 15, 2021
THE HEINICKE'S BACK POD: Reacting to the beloved QB's return and what it means for the position going forward
00:53:27

Washington made a move at quarterback today, and JP Finlay, Mitch Tischler and Pete Hailey are contractually obligated (basically) to record a Washington Football Talk whenever that happens. So, the three hosts got together to react to Taylor Heinicke's extension with the Burgundy and Gold. During the show, you'll hear them explain what it means for Heinicke, Kyle Allen and Alex Smith, as well as other potential additions, before placing 100 chips on how the rest of Taylor's career will look. JP also elaborates on an important contract note. They also-also run through about 15 different food analogies/metaphors to describe and discuss the aspects of the team's situation under center. If you like podcasts where there's a random break to discuss a Wizards-Raptors bet and JP really develops his Bag of Tostitos Theory, then this is the episode for you.

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Feb 11, 2021
Recapping the Super Bowl, discussing Sam Darnold's potential fit and interviewing Joe Theismann & Antonio Gibson
01:10:10

For those feeling sad that the NFL season is over — which should be all of you — this Washington Football Talk should help you out a bit. After JP Finlay updates Mitch Tischler and Pete Hailey on how his new radio gig is going, the three of them decide that Washington fans shouldn't be too excited that their team hung with the now-Super Bowl champs on Wild Card Weekend and otherwise recap Bucs-Chiefs, which gives Mitch the opportunity to angrily rant on something that likely he only noticed and cares about. Once they move past the Super Bowl, the trio goes back-and-forth on Sam Darnold's potential fit in Washington and how much they'd give up to get him, a segment that leads to more QB analysis and names like Jimmy Garoppolo and Carson Wentz being tossed about. Lastly, they finalize the winner of their sad little betting pool before moving on to a pair of interviews they snagged last week with Joe Theismann and Antonio Gibson. Theismann's thoughts on Washington's hunt for a QB, and why he wouldn't go crazy to get Deshaun Watson, are compelling as usual while Gibson looking back on his rookie year (and one celebration he probably won't be doing anymore) is entertaining as well. If you like podcasts where Mitch rightly brings up the law of syllogism but wrongly loses his mind over a broadcast item that the world loves, then this is the episode for you.

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Feb 08, 2021
THE MARTIN & MARTY POD: A rundown of everything the new execs said and JP's 1-on-1 with Ron Rivera about the additions
01:13:39

Wednesday was a big day for the Washington Football Team, which means it was a big day for the Washington Football Talk hosts. After Ron Rivera and the franchise introduced Martin Mayhew and Marty Hurney to the media, JP Finlay, Mitch Tischler and Pete Hailey hopped on Zoom to break it all down. As they do, you'll get their thoughts on the executives' comments about QB, how they'll collaborate with Rivera and their overall impressions on Mayew and Hurney. Also, in the midst of all that, you'll hear JP's 1-on-1 with Rivera, where the coach explains how much more he'll be able to focus on coaching thanks to the new structure as well as how the two additions' roles will differ. Eventualllllllly, after some more back-and-forths between the trio about signal callers and how necessary it is that Washington finds its answer this offseason, they each give their Super Bowl picks for their very sad betting pool before things close out with Pete asking JP and Mitch how much they know about the Weeknd. If you like podcasts where Ron Rivera goes at JP repeatedly for wearing a tie to a Zoom presser and there's way too much time devoted to which hitter recorded the most strikeouts in MLB history, then this is the episode for you.

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Feb 03, 2021
Washington missed out on landing its QB in Matt Stafford, so what do we make of that and what's next?
00:19:10

Matt Stafford is... not a Washington Football Teamer. So, JP Finlay, Mitch Tischler and Pete Hailey gathered to quickly react to that trade that sent Stafford to LA and, again, not to DC. Where does the franchise go from here and is there any consolation to at least knowing they were somewhat in the race for the passer? Those discussions, and more, take place in this half bonus, half emergency installment. If you like podcasts where JP completely makes up a factoid about Babe Ruth and Pete's flaws as a boat captain are revealed, then this is the episode for you.

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Jan 31, 2021
Coming up with our TOP offers for Deshaun Watson & Matt Stafford, and ID'ing QBs we aren't talking enough about
01:13:37

After some brief announcements, JP Finlay, Mitch Tischler and Pete Hailey get right back into evaluating Washington's punting situation. Just kidding, Tress Way owns that spot. Of course, they truly get right back into evaluating Washington's QB situation now that Deshaun Watson is officially on the trade block. In light of that, JP, Mitch and Pete each present their BEST offers for Houston's star, and then do the same for Matt Stafford and the Lions. You can be the judge of which deals are doable and which are dumb. Once they complete that segment, they each identify a signal caller that they believe isn't being talked about enough and they wouldn't mind seeing end up in Burgundy and Gold. Those answers range from a very bland name to one extremely polarizing one. From there, they say goodbye and you get Washington Football Talk's interview with the franchise's new, full-time assistant running backs coach Jennifer King, who discusses her impressive journey to where she is today, and then, you'll hear a long chat JP had with Ron Rivera that goes in depth on Rivera's cancer battle. You'll surely appreciate both. If you like podcasts where you get a preview of JP's family ski trip, then this is the episode for you.

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Jan 28, 2021
QBX MANIA: Deciding where Matt Stafford fits on the list of passers Washington could acquire this offseason
00:50:39

JP Finlay decided that this Washington Football Talk should be called the QBX MANIA edition, and for good reason. He, Mitch Tischler and Pete Hailey got together to talk about Matt Stafford's addition to the list of passers Washington could very well land, and at other portions of the show, they bring up names like Deshaun Watson, Aaron Rodgers and Tua Tagovailoa. As for Stafford, the hosts also dive in to what they'd give up to acquire the Lions star. Once the chatter about signal callers ends, JP, Mitch and Pete review what they saw over Conference Championship weekend as well as their awful gambling picks, a segment that includes JP making a maddening plea. Then, to close, they break out their 100 Chips and sprinkle them all over the various QB options the franchise could go for. If you like podcasts where three out-of-touch guys run through the pros and cons of various dating apps, then this is the episode for you.

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Jan 25, 2021
Reacting to the arrivals of Martin Mayhew & Marty Hurney and going through our favorite QB options for Washington
00:43:53

JP Finlay, Mitch Tischler and Pete Hailey begin this Washington Football Talk by analyzing the now-clearer front office situation, as Martin Mayhew is the GM and Marty Hurney is in the fold as well. During the opening portion, the hosts explain possible reasons for the shuffling of roles and cover other important takeaways from these two moves. Once that's done with, they turn their attention to QB — something they'll be doing a lot of in the coming months — and each explain what kind of passer they think Washington must add. There are a lot of disagreements (and a lot of comparing signal callers to cars) in that stretch, and even some chatter about if they'd deal Chase Young to land Deshaun Watson. Then, to close, they book their bets for the upcoming Championship games. If you like podcasts where Rihanna gets name-dropped in bizarre fashion and Mitch struggles to explain a meme and ends up totally whiffing, then this is the episode for you.

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Jan 22, 2021
Giving our take on how Marty Hurney will fit in Washington's front office as well as an interview with John Riggins
00:48:55

While the Marty Hurney news wasn't official when this Washington Football Talk was recorded, all signs pointed to him becoming the new general manager of the club, so JP Finlay, Mitch Tischler and Pete Hailey convened to give their thoughts. As they cover the story from all angles, you'll hear JP try to calm doubters of the move down somewhat, a recap of Hurney's biggest transactions in Carolina and an overall reaction to the decision. There is also plenty of Kyle Smith mentions. Once they feel like they properly hit that topic, they proceed onward to quick segments on Curtis Samuel and Bruce Arians before transitioning into another round of FUs. And to close, you'll get their interview with the legendary John Riggins, who touches on Alex Smith's future and what he'd do under center in 2021. If you like podcasts where Pete does Kevin Malone and Jay Gruden impressions back-to-back and JP unleashes his fury about his family's new bench, then this is the episode for you.

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Jan 19, 2021
Bringing you up to speed on Washington's GM search and touching on the Deshaun Watson trade rumors
00:57:29

The Washington Football Team's offseason has begun, but the Washington Football Talk podcast never takes a break. So, JP Finlay, Mitch Tischler and Pete Hailey are here once more, and they begin by diving into the franchise's search for a GM. In that convo, JP also explains why he feels there's some Ashburn Syndrome with Kyle Smith. Once that wraps, the trio moves on to quarterback, wondering if Alex Smith will return or retire, how Taylor Heinicke fits into the equation and why, if at all possible, the team should be in on the Deshaun Watson sweepstakes. From there, Pete reviews how he was run over by Brian Mitchell recently (and then gets salty) and then JP gets in on the FU fun before the guys give out one pick for each of this weekend's playoff games. If you like podcasts where Pete makes a very basic revelation and the possibility of Reverse Ashburn Syndrome is discovered, then this is the episode for you.

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Jan 15, 2021
POSTGAME POD: Taylor Heinicke plays out of his mind, but sadly, Washington's season comes to an end vs. Bucs
01:11:02

The end of the season is here, but damn, it was a memorable one. For the last time for a while, JP Finlay, Mitch Tischler and Pete Hailey are coming at you from the FedEx Field parking lot to break down a Washington game, this one their playoff loss to the Bucs. For many, it'll be known as the Taylor Heinicke Night, and that's where the hosts begin. What did they make of his performance and where does he fit going forward? That second question especially leads to some interesting discussions. After that, there's chatter about how the defense handled itself vs. Tom Brady, criticism about the number of drops and a brief look at the top three offseason priorities. And to close, JP, Mitch and Pete run through one final set of Over/Unders, 100 Chips and Game Balls and Goats before trying to put a bow on a wild campaign. If you like podcasts where Mitch tries to be Mr. Shtick instead of Pete and JP ends things with a magnificent monologue about roller coasters, then this is the episode for you. And thank you for following along all year. Don't worry: The momentum will still be real all offseason long.

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Jan 10, 2021
Rodney Harrison and Ryan Kerrigan join to help preview Washington's first PLAYOFF GAME in years
00:57:49

Welcome to the first Washington Football Talk playoff preview installment in history. It feels good to be here. To begin, JP Finlay, Mitch Tischler and Pete Hailey run through the team's current QB situation as well as the injuries that Antonio Gibson, Terry McLaurin, Brandon Scherff and Kendall Fuller are dealing with. Then, they toss to an excellent, fiery interview with Rodney Harrison, who outlines how the defense can get to his ex-teammate, Tom Brady, and reveals his very high opinion of Gibson. After that, you'll get JP's 1-on-1 with Ryan Kerrigan, who's a perfect person to chat with about what this Saturday means to the franchise. Once those two wrap, the three hosts return to go through Over/Unders, 100 Chips and their predictions, before they close with some FUs. If you like podcasts where Mitch's WiFi AND JP's WiFi battle it out for worst on the show and there's A POSTSEASON CONTEST TO EVALUATE, then this is the episode for you.

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Jan 07, 2021
POSTGAME POD: THE WASHINGTON FOOTBALL TEAM IS HEADING TO THE PLAYOFFS. THEY'RE NFC EAST CHAMPS
01:34:00

Was it pretty? Nope. Does it matter? Also nope. The Washington Football Team is playoff bound, and JP Finlay, Mitch Tischler and Pete Hailey are here to celebrate with you. THE PLAYOFFS. The hosts discuss that achievement, praise the defense and reflect on how crazy this year has been. Yes, they also address Doug Pederson basically giving Ron Rivera's club the dub, but that's secondary to all the good vibes. Also in the show, you'll hear Mitch rant about Tom Brady's upcoming trip to Landover and Pete accidentally spill a hypothetical beer. And in the end — and you gotta work to get there — hopefully you'll realize how rare these kinds of things are. If you like podcasts when Washington's current rebuild gets compared to buying a beachfront property and JP just NAILS his opening, then this is the episode for you. (Also, at the end-end, JP interviews Chase Young. That interview was recorded before Week 17, but there's still plenty to digest from the star defensive end.)

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Jan 04, 2021
How are Alex and Terry looking? And will Washington be division champions come Sunday night in Philly?
00:55:21

JP Finlay, Mitch Tischler and Pete Hailey seriously hope this isn't their last preview installment of the season. To start it off, the guys go through the injury updates you care about most, while also touching on how the Eagles are looking healthwise before Sunday's meeting. From there, they run through their pregame segments, where Mitch goes nuts in 100 Chips, there's a lot of Antonio Gibson hype in Over/Unders, and everyone ends up predicting a victory. Yup. After those all wrap, there's time for some shtick, as Pete has JP and Mitch try to guess the movie he was watching before the mics turned on and then the trio hands out some FUs. If you like podcasts where JP is afraid that the heater beneath his feet could malfunction at any second and each host does their best Chase Young impression, then this is the episode for you.

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Dec 31, 2020
EMERGENCY POD: Reacting to the news that Dwayne Haskins' time in Washington is officially, and suddenly, DONE
00:31:17

This summary won't take long. Dwayne Haskins got released on Monday and you want to get analysis on the move, why it was made and what happens next for him. That's precisely what this Emergency Pod does, so fire it up. (When that all wraps, you'll also get a 1-on-1 with Ron Rivera that was recorded BEFORE the release of Haskins but is still worthy of your time.) If you like podcasts where JP Finlay battles with some sunlight and he, Mitch Tischler and Pete Hailey all list their defining moment of Dwayne's career in Washington, then this is the episode for you.

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Dec 28, 2020
POSTGAME POD: Dwayne Haskins completely flames out and Washington blows a major opportunity vs. Panthers
00:58:56

This could've been a division-winning edition of Washington Football Talk. Key word: could've. Instead, thanks to a very uninspiring outing from Dwayne Haskins and a few others, the Burgundy and Gold fell to the Panthers in Week 16, and JP Finlay, Mitch Tischler and Pete Hailey have many thoughts about the loss. They, clearly, begin with Dwayne, and discuss if he was pulled at the right time, if he's now truly done in DC and what to make of his press conference drama. They then look ahead to Week 17 and wonder who the hell will be starting for this team in Philly. After more frustration, and then more frustration, the hosts go through Game Balls and Goats, Over/Unders and 100 Chips. And to close, you'll hear Chase Young's interview with NBC Sports Washington's postgame crew, which, as usual, is worth listening to. If you like podcasts where the Football Team is compared to a window and Pete gets furious with the birds who are pooping on his car, then this is the episode for you.

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Dec 28, 2020
Dwayne's dumb decision: Reacting to the wild drama surrounding the QB (and, oh yeah, previewing the Panthers game!)
01:15:56

This Washington Football Talk begins with JP Finlay, Mitch Tischler and Pete Hailey discussing a topic they NEVER could've imagined: the team's starting QB being punished for partying mask-less with strippers. The trio describe their initial reaction to the Haskins news, run through other examples of Dwayne's immaturity coming to the forefront and wonder where the franchise goes from here. They also give their opinion on how Ron Rivera handled the situation, which includes thoughts on his testy Wednesday presser. Eventually, they're able to move on to Alex Smith's health (yep, that's important too!) before turning their attention to a POTENTIALLY-CLINCHING WIN this Sunday with 100 Chips, Over/Unders and more. Lastly, JP serves as the mediator in an issue involving Mitch and Pete before they toss to an interview with — get this — Maury Povich. As in, THE Maury. Make sure you get through all of the above topics and listen to this, because Maury, who's been a fan of Washington for decades, was incredible. If you like podcasts where Mitch somewhat quotes Mark Twain and Maury tells the guys he wants to golf with them, then this is the episode for you.

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Dec 24, 2020
POSTGAME POD: Washington gets a reality check against the Seahawks and their winning streak is now over
00:58:03

JP Finlay, Mitch Tischler and Pete Hailey are here to break down Washington's loss to the Seahawks. What is their primary takeaway from the contest and are they coming away from it more encouraged or less encouraged about this team? From there, they do their best to evaluate Dwayne Haskins' performance, which was at times quite disappointing and at others somewhat promising. At some point, you'll also get an explanation from Mitch about those sweet camera shots that everyone was talking about. To close, it's time for Game Balls and Goats, Over/Unders and 100 Chips, and Mitch particularly enjoys the last two segments. If you like podcasts where JP very casually ruins the allure of Santa Claus (don't listen to this episode with your young children around) and Pete's intense gambling struggles are brought up, then this is the episode for you.

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Dec 21, 2020
Bringing you up to speed on QB, discussing Seattle with a Seahawks insider and chatting with Peter Rosenberg
01:26:11

There's a starting QB mystery, and JP Finlay, Mitch Tischler and Pete Hailey dive into it to start this Washington Football Talk. After hearing from Ron Rivera, Scott Turner and Alex Smith on Wednesday, the three hosts each give their educated guess as to who'll start this weekend against the Seahawks. Well, JP sort of guesses and sort of doesn't. Then, they toss to JP's interview with NBC Sports Northwest's Joe Fann, a Seattle insider who's the ideal guest to talk to ahead of Sunday's major matchup. After that, JP, Mitch and Pete welcome on radio star Peter Rosenberg, who reps the Burgundy and Gold despite working in New York. While on, the very energetic Rosenberg gives his thoughts on perhaps bringing Sam Darnold to DC as well as how his opinion of Ron has changed in 2020. Lastly, your three regular hosts return to go through over/unders and 100 Chips, as well as another round of FUs. If you like podcasts where JP reveals that he had to take a bullet for another media member on Wednesday and Pete goes off because of a shipping catastrophe, then this is the episode for you.

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Dec 17, 2020
POSTGAME POD: Washington's defense carries them to a win over the Niners and into FIRST PLACE once again
01:20:20

Any time a Washington Football Talk begins with a strong rant from JP Finlay about success, you know things are going right and that's precisely what happens on this one. Mitch Tischler and Pete Hailey then join to reflect on everything from Washington's Week 14 win over the Niners, including the DOMINANT DEFENSE, Chase Freakin' Young, the QB drama and much, much more. They also look into the far future and wonder just how well Ron Rivera is setting this franchise up for many more victories. There's even more talking from there (this one is full of positive chatter, because winning rules) before the trio wraps up with their usual postgame stuff, where Pete really rakes it in. If you like podcasts where there are legit chants about wanting to face Tom Brady in the playoffs and so much praise for the defense, then this is the episode for you.

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Dec 14, 2020
Analyzing whether Washington can keep their streak going vs. the 49ers, as well as chats about RB and Kyle Smith
01:13:14

While there isn't any hypothetical bourbon in this Washington Football Talk, there is plenty of real content. To begin, you'll get JP Finlay's interview with Ron Rivera that happened on Tuesday after the Pittsburgh dub. While that game is now in the past, hearing Ron review it is still very worth it. Then, JP brings on Mitch Tischler and Pete Hailey to analyze Antonio Gibson's health/the running back situation, Washington's new QB, where Kyle Smith stands in the organization and if there's any worry about a letdown this weekend against the Niners. That leads the trio into their usual preview segments before they pass it off to JP's chat with NBC Sports Bay Area Insider Matt Maiocco, who updates you on what's happening with the San Fran, Trent Williams and Jordan Reed. Then, to close, there's another round of FUs. If you like podcasts where Mitch gets desperate in 100 Chips and JP overshares about his various fantasy teams, then this is the episode for you.

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Dec 11, 2020
POSTGAME POD: Washington takes out the (previously) undefeated Steelers and they're officially ON. A. ROLL.
00:58:23

JP Finlay, Mitch Tischler, Pete Hailey and BRIAN MITCHELL are here to celebrate, talk about and celebrate some more after Washington's best victory in YEARS. Things begin with a fiery open from JP and they continue from there, as the four discuss how many players stepped up, praise Ron Rivera and discuss how HUGE of a victory this one really was. Eventually — like, eventually — they make it to their Game Balls and Goats, 100 Chips and What Makes You Smile segments, segments that also include discussions about the fresh white-on-white uniforms and some B-Mitch stories about a young Scott Turner. They also chatted about a bunch of other stuff, because winning is fun and it's fun to bask in! If you like podcasts where there's a crazy comparison that involves Cardi B and Scott Turner, and B-Mitch just completely disrespects how things work on the show, then this is the episode for you. LISTEN TO THIS ONE TWICE, GUYS, IT'S A LIT ONE.

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Dec 08, 2020
Getting you ready for Monday in Pittsburgh along with two interviews featuring ex-Steeler Ike Taylor and safety Kamren Curl
01:02:32

JP Finlay, Mitch Tischler and Pete Hailey are anxiously waiting Washington's game in Pittsburgh just like you, and this edition of Washington Football Talk should help tide you over until the matchup gets here. To begin, the three hosts preview the Steelers tilt, running through 100 Chips and Over/Unders while discussing if the Burgundy and Gold can remain on their current hot streak. Once they wrap, the boys find the nearest closet for a very engaging interview with ex-Steeler Ike Taylor. The DB who played in Pittsburgh for more than a decade shares top-notch insight on how Washington can try to fool Big Ben and what makes that organization so great. Then, to close you'll get JP's one-on-one with Kamren Curl, where the safety talks about going from a 7th round pick to starting in a matter of months and having to win over his family members who are Cowboys fans. If you like podcasts where FUs make their triumphant return and Taylor tells an incredible story about listening to music while he played, then this is the episode for you.

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Dec 03, 2020
Can Washington get three more wins this year? Plus, 1-on-1s with Ron Rivera and Sean Taylor's brother, Gabe
00:37:02

Well, well, well, with the calendar about to turn to December, Washington has a legit playoff sweat, which is largely the focus of this Washington Football Talk. First, you'll get JP Finlay's one-on-one with Ron Rivera, where the head coach reflects on how meaningful the Dallas win was before saying why he's not looking at the NFC East standings just yet. Once Rivera is done, Mitch Tischler and Pete Hailey hop on to evaluate Washington's final five contests and where Alex Smith fits in with this franchise long term. And lastly, you'll hear JP catch up with Gabe Taylor, Sean's younger brother. With the anniversary of Sean's death just recently happening, it's a very important interview to listen to. If you like podcasts where the guys give their ideal NFL bubble spots and Pete's is the weirdest of the three, then this is the episode for you.

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Nov 30, 2020
POSTGAME POD: Washington celebrates Thanksgiving by STOMPING on the Cowboys in a blowout for the ages
01:00:31

HAPPY THANKSGIVING! JP Finlay, Mitch Tischler and Pete Hailey are here to give you a massive helping of the Washington Football Talk podcast after one of the best wins for the Burgundy and Gold in recent memory. OH, SORRY, ONE SEC, ANTONIO GIBSON JUST SCORED ANOTHER TD. OK, back to the summary. The guys recap everything from the Thanksgiving Thrashing, shouting out all the main heroes and smaller-name heroes who brought the goods to AT&T Stadium. They also go through the incredible play calling by Scott Turner, the calm leadership from Alex Smith and then run through their postgame segments that everyone knows and loves. OH, WAIT, DALLAS JUST TRIED TO DO SOMETHING ELSE STUPID AND IT FAILED. If you like podcasts where there is way too much singing and talk about hosting the playoffs in January, then this is the podcast for you. Soak this all up people, what a damn win.

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Nov 27, 2020
POSTGAME POD: Washington handles the Bengals and sets up a huge Thanksgiving showdown in Dallas
00:54:49

JP Finlay, Mitch Tischler and Pete Hailey prefer victory podcasts over losing podcasts, so they're happy to bring you this edition of Washington Football Talk. From the FedExField parking lot, the hosts recap the win over the Bengals, as they try to figure out how excited to be about it. They also discuss Joe Burrow's unfortunate injury, Chase Young's bounceback effort, Terry McLaurin doing Terry McLaurin things and more. To close, they hit their classic segments, where they hand out plenty of game balls, touch on JP's massive lead in 100 Chips and explain What Made Them Smile on Sunday. If you like podcasts where Mitch gets heated about Derek Jeter and Pete reveals how he saved JP's afternoon, then this is the episode for you.

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Nov 23, 2020
Thoughts on left tackle, Alex Smith and Thomas Davis, as well as a Cam Sims interview and a Bengals preview
01:05:21

Hope you're ready for this one, Washington Football Talk listeners, because it's a doozy. Before getting into a bunch of quality discussions, JP Finlay begins by losing his bleeping mind over his Zoom situation in what can only be labeled as an explosion. Once he cools off (sort of), you'll hear his 1-on-1 with Ron Rivera from earlier in the week. Then, he, Mitch Tischler and Pete Hailey look at Washington's dicey left tackle situation, wonder what the perfect amount of attempts for Alex Smith is, go back and forth on why Thomas Davis isn't playing and give their thoughts on the team rolling with Dustin Hopkins for at least a little longer. Next, the trio goes through their 100 Chips and Over/Under segments as they turn their attention to the Bengals game, toss to a really, really fun interview they did with Cam Sims and close by giving their scouting report on the Wizards' first-round pick from Wednesday's NBA Draft. If you like podcasts where you learn about how polite Cam Sims is and Pete's latest presser struggles are documented, then this is the episode for you.

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Nov 19, 2020
POSTGAME POD: This Washington Football Team is really frustrating and their loss to Detroit captures that perfectly
01:02:36

JP Finlay, Mitch Tischler and Pete Hailey start off this Washington Football Talk podcast by coming up with one word to describe the team that's at the center of their show, and the words aren't positive. They shouldn't be, either, considering how down and up and DOWN they were in their game against the Lions. After that opening segment, they review other parts about Sunday's loss, including Alex Smith's day, Chase Young's back-breaking penalty, that bizarre second-and-2 play call and Dustin Hopkins' struggles. Once those wrap up, they run through their usual Game Balls and Goats, Over/Unders and 100 Chips to conclude. During that stretch, one host gets to punch another, which you'll hear. If you like podcasts where JP comes up with a promising roller coaster bit idea and then soon kills it and Mitch tells a random John Ross story in the final minute, then this is the episode for you.

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Nov 16, 2020
WEEK 10 PREVIEW: Interviews with Morgan Moses and Chris Simms, then taking a look at Washington's trip to Detroit
01:21:32

This Washington Football Talk is gonna be quite informative and enjoyable for ya. To start, you'll get JP Finlay's 1-on-1 with Morgan Moses, where the O-lineman discusses how the franchise's vibe has changed under Ron Rivera and what it's like inhabiting Trent Williams' locker. Then, JP, Mitch Tischler and Pete Hailey catch up with Chris Simms, who has lots of thoughts on Dwayne Haskins as well as one QB prospect that he's already crazy about. Once those finish, you'll get the trio's live pod from the Ourisman dealership in Alexandria, where they're joined by new friend Martha, who's an encyclopedia of Burgundy and Gold knowledge. In that final piece of the show, the typical preview segments take place ahead of the Lions matchup, as well as some chatter about Steven Montez. If you like podcasts where Mitch tells a funny tale about an old English teacher and one beloved listener reveals a dream he had involving Mitch and JP, then this is the episode for you. And go order Famous Dave's, because we love them.

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Nov 13, 2020
POSTGAME POD: Washington somehow loses to the Giants again — and somehow loses another QB, too
00:46:12

JP Finlay, Mitch Tischler and Pete Hailey are here to hopefully bring you a quality podcast about a not-so-quality football team. The three hosts begin this Washington Football Talk by admitting that they are all still infected with Ashburn Syndrome before reacting to yet another major QB injury. How many times will that happen to this organization? From there, they dive deeper into the Burgundy and Gold's latest disappointing loss, doing segments on how the defense didn't step up and whether rolling with Alex Smith over Dwayne Haskins is the right call for now. Eventually, they close with their usual hallmarks, including Game Balls and Goats, 100 Chips, Over/Unders and What Made You Smile. If you like podcasts where Mitch makes maybe the strangest noise in history and JP, Mitch and Pete have to battle through a weird smell in the parking lot, then this is the episode for you.

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Nov 09, 2020
WEEK 9 PREVIEW: JP interviews Alex Smith and Dale Earnhardt Jr., then the guys preview Sunday's Giants matchup
00:56:25

This week's Washington Football Talk is a day late, but the wait is going to be worth it. Why? Oh, because JP Finlay got the chance to talk to Alex Smith for an extended amount of time AND also catch up with Dale Earnhardt Jr. NBD. First, you'll hear Smith reflect on the comeback he's made so far, talk about his new off-field cause and answer whether he wants to be the starter in 2021, in addition to discussing the NFC East race. After that, Earnhardt Jr. jumps on to give his thoughts on Dwayne Haskins and explain why he isn't necessarily all in on making the playoffs this year. Once those two stars are done, Mitch Tischler and Pete Hailey hop on to replace them (womp womp). Once JP, Mitch and Pete are reunited, they look ahead to this weekend's tilt with the Giants, hitting their usual preview segments. If you like podcasts where JP and Mitch are weirdly nice during the "F U" portion of the proceedings and Pete gets a bit strange in 100 chips, then this is the episode for you.

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Nov 06, 2020
Previewing the NFL Trade Deadline and providing some encouraging stats for Washington's second half of 2020
00:58:08

JP Finlay, Mitch Tischler and Pete Hailey are ready for the second half of the season, which begins with this new Washington Football Talk. After briefly saying hello, the guys toss to JP's 1-on-1 with Ron Rivera, who goes in depth on Ryan Kerrigan's future and why he thinks his team is due for a "crescendo." Once that ends, the hosts return to hold a long discussion regarding the trade deadline, focusing on Ryan Kerrigan, Dwayne Haskins and Ryan Anderson. They quickly discuss Eric Reid as well before looking at four stats and deciding whether they're actually encouraging or fake encouraging for Washington's final nine games, and then they close by recapping the highlights of their golf trip. If you like podcasts where Ron Rivera gives JP swing tips and Mitch crashes and burns when trying to reference a nugget about the divisional playoff race, then this is the episode for you.

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Nov 02, 2020
BYE WEEK POD: Catching up with Jack Del Rio and previewing the rest of Washington's 2020 schedule
01:09:11

A bye week extravaganza kicks off with JP Finlay's exclusive interview with Defensive Coordinator Jack Del Rio. Then JP, Pete Hailey and Mitch Tischler are joined by PointsBet oddsmaker Andy Mannino to walk through potential spreads for the rest of Washington's 2020 schedule. Then the crew expands to five with ESPN's John Keim and the Richmond Times-Dispatch's Michael Phillips joining the expert panel to predict wins and losses for the second half of the season. Bullishness after Sunday's victory over Dallas comes into play for a few on the panel and there is more discussion about a potential NFC East title. If you like Pete zingers that fall flat and throwing a sprinkle on your favorite game, then this is the episode for you.

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Oct 28, 2020
POSTGAME POD: Washington dismantles Dallas and, well, they’re somehow in the playoff conversation again
01:01:54

JP Finlay, Mitch Tischler and Pete Hailey have a victory to discuss again, finally! And it was a very simple one, too. From an undisclosed location at FedEx Field, the three hosts try to decide how much about Week 7 was because Washington was on point and how much about it was because Dallas is such a disaster. They also discuss Landon Collins’ reported season-ending injury and Jon Bostic’s hit on Andy Dalton before, yes, chatting about the team’s playoff chances. The second half of the proceedings is devoted to the usual segments, and to close, you’ll hear from Terry McLaurin and Cole Holcomb, who were both guests on NBC Sports Washington’s Postgame Live show. If you like podcasts where JP gives Mitch some hair advice and Pete gets yelled at for excessive paper crinkling, then this is the episode for you.

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Oct 26, 2020
WEEK 7 PREVIEW: Dissecting what Ron said about his QBs, a chat with ESPN's Mina Kimes and a look at Dallas
01:07:45

JP Finlay, Mitch Tischler, Pete Hailey and their new producer, Jason Murphy, are here for one last preview before the bye week, and they start off this Washington Football Talk by getting right into an exchange Ron Rivera and Pete had during Rivera's Wednesday presser. What was said and why does it matter? You'll find out soon enough. Then, the guys go back and forth on whether Washington is positioned to take advantage of Dallas' struggling offense and STRUGGLING defense this Sunday before tossing to their interview with Mina Kimes. In that interview, the ESPN football analyst compares her beloved Seahawks to Washington to figure out what the latter needs to do like the former, expresses her confusion over the QB situation in DC and then tries to cheer up the hosts she's joining because they kept getting all emo. Then, to close, JP, Mitch and Pete return to go through their 100 Chips, Over/Unders and F U segments. If you like podcasts where Mitch reveals he's getting a Cam Sims tickle and Mina helps come up with the ideal next name for Washington, then this is the episode for you.

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Oct 22, 2020
POSTGAME POD: Washington played to win but ultimately lost a real heartbreaker in New York
01:04:29

JP Finlay, Mitch Tischler and Pete Hailey are fed up just like you, and they're here to talk about how fed up they are. They get right into it, too, wondering if Ron Rivera made the right call by going for two at the end of Washington's game versus the Giants, and then, they each choose a word to describe their overall mood. None of the words are positive. More conversation follows that, including a recap of Kyle Allen's day. In the second half of their show, the guys go through their usual segments, probably giving out too many Game Balls and Hat Tips in the process, and close things out with a quick thought on a tough anniversary. If you like podcasts where Mitch already beings to argue for the team to take a tackle in next year's draft and the hosts' moods matches yours, then this is the episode for you.

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Oct 19, 2020
WEEK 6 PREVIEW: QB is still a mess, the O-line could be changing and Washington BADLY needs a win in New York
00:43:09

JP Finlay, Mitch Tischler and Pete Hailey are doing this preview pod for their second time, but it's your first time hearing it because the other one, uh, disappeared. So, listen as the guys, again, run through their thoughts on Dwayne Haskins' illness, Kyle Allen's aggressiveness and Alex Smith's current situation. After they look under center, Mitch takes you through some possible offensive line tinkering and Pete does the same for safety. Then, to close, the hosts run through a very simple Over/Under segment and a very complicated 100 Chips segment. If you like podcasts where JP labels Mitch the Fake Bet Police and Pete learns about a crucial scene in Varsity Blues, then this is the episode for you.

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Oct 16, 2020
POSTGAME POD: Alex Smith makes his miraculous return in an otherwise DREADFUL loss to the Rams
00:43:24

JP Finlay, Mitch Tischler and Pete Hailey are torn: Should they be more amazed that Alex Smith's comeback took place at FedEx Field in Week 5 or more horrified by everything else that occurred with the Washington Football Team vs. the Rams? That's the opening topic they tackle in this latest postgame show. They also run through if Ron Rivera's proclamation that he's going to stick with Kyle Allen (as long as he's healthy) is the right call and, oh yeah, touch on the Dwayne Haskins trade rumors! Michael Phillips, who's always a welcome presence, appears halfway through to contribute his thoughts on everything. After that, they hit their typical postgame segments, which are all low on enthusiasm and high on criticism. And to close, they explain a few of Pete's latest gaffes with a few dairy-related items. If you like podcasts where JP begins things with a supremely obscure reference and Mitch just totally flubs a well-known cliche, then this is the episode for you.

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Oct 11, 2020
EMERGENCY POD: Dwayne Haskins is benched(!), Kyle Allen is starting(!) and Alex Smith is now backing Allen up(!)
00:58:47

JP Finlay, Mitch Tischler and Pete Hailey have plenty to talk about. So much to talk about. The MOST to talk about. And, of course, it begins at Washington's quarterback spot. Kyle Allen is now the guy, Alex Smith is behind him and Dwayne Haskins is at the bottom of the depth chart. What did JP, Mitch and Pete make of the move, is Haskins' career in Washington over, what does this say about Ron Rivera and, overall, is it the right call? They also debate who'll have the most starts in 2020 between that QB trio, which is a very interesting topic. After that, they look ahead to Sunday's game against the Rams, wondering how many yards Allen will throw for and if he can help Washington to a much-needed win. And at the end, they run through their F U Segment (as well as a neat variation on it) and review their very fun round of golf together. If you like podcasts where Mitch can't stop talking about pigs and there's a discussion about who has the worst typos, then this is the episode for you. AIRHORN.

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Oct 07, 2020
POSTGAME POD: Washington falls to 1-3, but was this loss another disappointment or merely expected?
00:44:24

JP Finlay, Mitch Tischler and Pete Hailey gather around a (new, sturdier) table for this postgame episode from outside of FedEx Field, and they begin by making a noise that they feels best describes Washington's Week 4 loss to the Ravens. None of the noises are that inspiring. After that, they run through their evaluations of Dwayne Haskins — was this a step forward, a step backward or no step at all? — and reflect on Ron Rivera's hardest game yet. They then go through their Over/Unders, 100 Chips and What Made You Smile segments before taking a look around the garbage NFC East and closing with some shtick. If you like podcasts where JP describes the Ravens' performance by coming up with a brunch analogy and Pete discusses his painful first experience with a splinter, then this is the episode for you.

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Oct 05, 2020
WEEK 4 PREVIEW: Gov. Larry Hogan joins for a football/betting-heavy interview, then JP, Mitch and Pete talk Washington-Baltimore
01:00:58

JP Finlay, Mitch Tischler and Pete Hailey have quite the show for you here today. To begin, you'll get JP's 1-on-1 with Governor of Maryland Larry Hogan. Yes, a governor joined this podcast. JP and Gov. Hogan discuss Hogan's feelings about this weekend's meeting between Baltimore and Washington, the latest on sports betting in the state and if Hogan gets insulted when he sees the franchise so desperate to build a stadium in DC. Once Hogan says goodbye, the trio of hosts preview Sunday's matchup by going through their Over/Under and 100 Chips segments. Another interview follows that, and this one features former NFL receiver Torrey Smith, a guy who's familiar with the Ravens and who also has a terrific Sean Taylor story that you'll love. Lastly, JP, Mitch and Pete return for some heavy shtick that involves JP "gifting" clothes to Pete. If you like podcasts where Mitch angers JP with his supposed knowledge of biking and the word "frack" is used constantly, then this is the episode for you.

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Oct 01, 2020
Ron Rivera discusses Dwayne's future with JP and the hosts react to Matt Ioannidis' season-ending injury
00:49:46

JP Finlay, Mitch Tischler and Pete Hailey are back, but they don't waste too much time at the start of this Washington Football Talk because they want you to hear JP's newest 1-on-1 with Ron Rivera. In that interview, JP and Ron go back-and-forth about how Dwayne Haskins is performing, and Rivera brings up a very intriguing part of his past that could impact how much more time he gives his young QB. When that wraps, the trio returns to give their thoughts on what the coach told JP. Then, they move on to reacting to Matt Ioannidis' likely season-ending injury (how big of a deal is it?) as well as Chase Young's far less severe but still concerning groin issue. And, to close, they go through another segment of F Us. If you like podcasts where JP, Mitch and Pete reflect on their experience with an NBC Podcast Taskforce and JP gets upset with the Falcons, the Bears and cashiers, then this is the episode for you.

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Sep 30, 2020
POSTGAME POD: Dwayne Haskins has the worst start of his NFL career as Washington loses its second straight
00:57:41

JP Finlay, Mitch Tischler and Pete Hailey gathered in Mitch's living room for yet another sad postgame show. The beginning bulk of it deals with Dwayne Haskins, who had a very poor outing in Cleveland. They explain why this failure felt different than last week's and even wonder if the names Kyle Allen or Alex Smith are going to become relevant at some point. Yeah, not fun. They also touch on Chase Young's injury before going through Ron Rivera's timeout usage, which again will be a topic of conversation. To wrap, they handle their What Makes You Smile, Game Balls and Goats, Over/Unders and 100 Chips segments. And at the end, you'll get Dontrelle Inman's postgame interview, which aired on NBC Sports Washington's Postgame Live. If you like podcasts where, well, there's not a ton to like about this one, but listen anyway. Thanks. Bye.

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Sep 28, 2020
WEEK 3 PREVIEW: Why it's so hard to grade Dwayne right now and predicting how the Cleveland game will shake out
01:03:45

JP Finlay, Mitch Tischler and Pete Hailey have quite a Washington Football Talk for ya. To begin, they post up at one of their Ourisman spots to discuss the latest injuries, whether there's going to be a conflict when it comes to Ron's global view of operating the franchise and the win-now nature that other coaches and players possess and why it's so difficult to figure out Dwayne's production and potential right now. Then, they toss to JP's 1-on-1 with Jon Bostic, who discusses what it's like playing with Chase Young and his blossoming real estate business. After that, the hosts return, but this time they're at MGM National Harbor, where they look ahead to the Cleveland matchup and go through their over/under and 100 Chips segments. They also make fun of one of their coworkers (and it's not Pete). If you like podcasts where Mitch's phone gets compared to the Terminator and JP gives the longest answer ever for a fan question, then this is the episode for you.

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Sep 25, 2020
Ron Rivera gets fired up in a 1-on-1 with JP, plus notes on Dwayne Haskins and Troy Apke's early performances
00:37:08

JP Finlay, Mitch Tischler and Pete Hailey say hello at the start of this Washington Football Talk but quickly toss to JP's riveting interview with Ron Rivera, which was recorded Monday after the Cardinals loss. In that 1-on-1, Rivera gets very, very passionate in defending how he's running the team and you'll be able to feel that passion build throughout the conversation. After that wraps, the guys return to touch on Troy Apke's struggles and whether Dwayne Haskins' play will improve. Then, to close, they bring back, for the second time, their beloved "F U" segment. If you like podcasts where Pete gets a little grumpy and then JP gets very grumpy, then this is the episode for you.

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Sep 23, 2020
POSTGAME POD: Washington disappoints in the desert and the offense is starting to look like a real problem
00:56:12

JP Finlay, Mitch Tischler and Pete Hailey are feeling a lot different about things a week after they were feeling really good about things. To begin this Washington Football Talk ep, which comes after the disappointing loss to the Cardinals, the hosts play a fitting song (that Pete hasn't heard before) and get right into their reactions. How worried are they about the offense, how worried are they about Dwayne Haskins and how worried are they about the direction of the entire roster? They also debate Ron Rivera's field goal decision, which gets fairly complicated. To close, they run through Game Balls and Goats, go through over/unders and recap how their 100 chips were spent before closing out with a lighter segment. If you like podcasts where Mitch makes up a word then gets slammed for it and a not so tasty blame pie gets made, then this is the episode for you.

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Sep 21, 2020
WEEK 2 PREVIEW: What must Washington do to beat Arizona? Plus interviews with Jack Del Rio and Peyton Barber
00:50:24

JP Finlay and Pete Hailey are desperate for Week 2 to arrive just like you, and here is their preview of that matchup between Washington and Arizona. In their time together, the two hosts choose what they're most worried about when it comes to Ron Rivera's team, pick sides in over/unders and spread out their 100 chips as they try to predict the Week 2 outcome. Once they wrap up, you'll hear two JP-led interviews, the first with Jack Del Rio and the second with Peyton Barber. If you like podcasts where Pete and JP show off their knowledge of the English language and you get to learn about Barber's backstory, then this is the episode for you.

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Sep 18, 2020
Wondering how legit the Allen Robinson trade market is and deciding what in the opener was real and what was fake
00:40:31

JP Finlay, Mitch Tischler and Pete Hailey are back in a parking lot for this Washington Football Talk, and they begin by looking at Washington's wideouts. That quickly leads into a discussion about Allen Robinson — would he fit with the Burgundy and Gold, should they try to get him and is there even really a chance for them to get him? After finishing that segment up, they move into a game of Real or Fake, as they try to figure out what parts of the opening win are going to continue and which parts won't. To close things out, they each decide whether they want to adjust their season record predictions based on Week 1 and then debut one of JP's best ideas ever. If you like podcasts where Mitch goes hard on a name-related topic and JP gets giddy over seeing some familiar faces, then this is the episode for you.

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Sep 16, 2020
POSTGAME POD: The Washington Football Team takes out Philly to begin their new era with an AWESOME win
00:59:19

This Washington Football Talk starts off with a bang, just like the 2020 season did on Sunday thanks to the franchise's giant win over the Eagles. JP Finlay, Mitch Tischler and Pete Hailey begin by yelling lots of positive things from the FedEx Field parking lot, before getting into more specific things that stood out to them from the opener, such as the fantastic pass rush and Dwayne Haskins' leadership. Eventually, they get into an impromptu new segment where they debate the Play of the Day before transferring to their always reliable Game Balls and Goats and over/under recap segments. The hosts continue to ooze happiness as things close with JP's tremendous speech on persevering and Pete stumbling through an ad read. While a lot seems to be changing with this organization, that will always remain. Once they sign off, you'll hear Ryan Kerrigan, Chase Young and Jimmy Moreland's postgame interviews, all of which aired on NBC Sports Washington's postgame TV show. If you like podcasts where the Lion King theme song gets broken out and JP comes up with a splendid Haskins nugget, then this is the episode for you. Enjoy this one, guys. We all deserve it.

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Sep 14, 2020
WEEK 1 PREVIEW POD: Getting you ready for Washington's 2020 opener vs. Philly and a 1-on-1 with the buzzy Antonio Gibson
00:53:15

WE MADE IT. WE MADE IT TO A GAME PREVIEW POD, AND IT FEELS SO GOOD. JP Finlay, Mitch Tischler and Pete Hailey are here to get you ready for Sunday's Washington-Eagles matchup, and they start by setting and then choosing their first round of over/unders, which is a staple on the show. Then, the guys take you through another hallmark segment, which is now sponsored by a perfect sponsor. After that, you'll get their interview with Eagles reporter Dave Zangaro, who discusses where Washington could have the advantage in Week 1 and whether DeSean Jackson is still scary fast. And lastly, you'll hear JP's 1-on-1 with Antonio Gibson, where JP asks him if he's aware of how buzzy his name is these days. If you like podcasts where there's lots of incredible content to finally get you ready for the 2020 season, then this is the episode for you.

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Sep 10, 2020
2020 SEASON PREDICTIONS POD: Everyone picks sides on key over/unders and gives their WFT record projection
00:56:59

One of the more fun pods of the year is back, and it begins with JP Finlay, Mitch Tischler, Pete Hailey and beat legend Chris Kerwin standing in the Washington Football Team's Ashburn parking lot. Quickly, they discuss Ron Rivera's health and the first depth chart before getting into what everyone's here for: their take on important team-related over/unders and their record projections, too. Once they wrap up, you'll hear JP walk around and ask/bother all of the other beat reporters the same questions, which leads to all sorts of shenanigans. If you like podcasts where Bullish Mitch is outdone by Newly Bullish Pete, then this is the episode for you.

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Sep 10, 2020
CUTDOWN DAY POD: Everything you need to know about who made and who didn't make Washington's roster
00:36:18

JP Finlay, Mitch Tischler and Pete Hailey are coming at you from JP's very pleasant driveway and have a 53-man roster to analyze. To start, the guys praise Alex Smith for making the cut, give their reactions to Adrian Peterson's release and touch on Reuben Foster as well. Once those big topics are done, they then go through each of the position groups and pass on some rapid thoughts about every unit. If you like podcasts where JP and Pete both look back on times they tried to pass rush against Mitch and where Pete has maybe his most embarrassing botches ever, then this is the episode for you. The season is almost here :)

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Sep 06, 2020
Kyle Brandt, the other half of that controversial Kirk Cousins interview, reacts to Kirk's thoughts (and covers other topics, too)
00:28:56

The Washington Football Talk pod prides itself on being timely, and few shows in our history will be as timely as this. Kirk Cousins is making major news with his opinion on the coronavirus and mask-wearing, and the person he delivered those opinions to, Kyle Brandt, was kind enough to join this operation to explain his interview with the QB. In Brandt's mind, people aren't paying attention to their entire back-and-forth. Allow him to expand. While Brandt's on, he also takes time to explain what he thinks the best-case season is for Washington and absolutely nails the franchise's ice cream flavor equivalent. In all, he was wildly entertaining. If you like podcasts where the guest has the exact same gambling preferences as the hosts, then this is the episode for you.

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Sep 02, 2020
SPECIALIST POD II: Nick, Tress and Dustin join to celebrate camp's conclusion, preview 2020 and (virtually) hang out
01:19:02

Welcome to the second annual end-of-camp/season preview pod featuring the Washington Football Team's lauded specialists: Nick Sundberg, Tress Way and Dustin Hopkins. Those three join JP Finlay, Mitch Tischler and Pete Hailey for another extravaganza in what's now officially a tradition for this show. During their hour-plus chat, the hosts asks the players about how weird camp was, Chase Young's ridiculously impressive frame, Dustin's equally impressive frame (at least in the eyes of JP), Ron Rivera's courage and consistency, who's going to break out this year and how much they'll miss the fans. As usual, the specialists were open, candid and hilarious, so you'll absolutely enjoy this one from start to finish. If you like podcasts where you get an exclusive look at all the things that piss Nick Sundberg off and where Tress Way explains a recent coronavirus test gone wrong, then this is the episode for you.

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Sep 02, 2020
CAMP POD, 8/30: Wrapping up training camp, taking fan questions and going 1-on-1 with Troy Apke
01:19:39

This is your last official camp pod of 2020, and it was recorded LIVE at Ourisman Toyota in Chantilly. JP Finlay, Mitch Tischler, Pete Hailey and Michael Phillips of the Richmond Times-Dispatch sat before a raucous crowd at the dealership and covered what happened in Sunday's practice, have a debate about Cam Sims vs. Trey Quinn, answer how comfortable they are about the left side of the offensive line and then take lots of fun fan questions. After that, you'll hear JP's 1-on-1 with Troy Apke, who might've been the MVP of Ashburn. If you like podcasts where Mitch transforms into a doctor and performs a knee test on JP and the hosts run through a bunch of random over-unders, then this is the episode for you.

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Aug 30, 2020
CAMP POD, 8/29: Deep-diving on who's going to make it at RB, what's happening at LG and a 1-on-1 with Dwayne Haskins
00:47:48

JP Finlay, Mitch Tischler and Pete Hailey are back and they begin with a major announcement, one that'll surely warm your heart. After that, they get down to business by zooming in on what's happening at running back. How many will they ultimately keep and is Bryce Love fading a bit? They answer those questions and much more. Next, they wonder if Alex Smith is trending toward the backup QB job before analyzing some of the sudden shifting that's taking place at left guard. And finally, they conclude with a funny breakdown of what happened after Pete's Pepperidge Farm cookie blog before tossing to JP's 1-on-1 with Dwayne Haskins, where you'll further hear how much he's grown this offseason. If you like podcasts where Pete finally nails the segue into his ad read and Mitch breaks some news, then this is the episode for you.

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Aug 29, 2020
ESPN's Dianna Russini joins to discuss the omnipresent drama that seems to always swirl around the Washington Football Team
00:46:52

JP Finlay, Mitch Tischler and Pete Hailey being this Washington Football Talk by reacting to yet another whirlwind stretch for the Burgundy and Gold before bringing on ESPN's Dianna Russini to go more in depth on all the issues the franchise is facing. Among the things they cover with Russini: What her reaction is from a national perspective, why she thinks these types of problems always seem to infect the organization and, yes, real football topics such as Dwayne Haskins' future and what the defense could do in 2020. If you like podcasts where the guest can relate to what the hosts are dealing with better than just about anyone on the planet, then this is the episode for you.

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Aug 27, 2020
CAMP POD, 8/25: A Troy Apke discussion, a preview of Thursday's "scrimmage" and a 1-on-1 with Ryan Kerrigan
00:37:15

JP Finlay, Mitch Tischler and Pete Hailey convened at their spot, Lost Rhino Brewery, for this next camp pod, which starts off with some Troy Apke chatter. Are they buying him as the starting safety and someone Washington can rely on? JP's answer will make you laugh. The hosts also recap a teachable moment for Dwayne Haskins before previewing Thursday's "scrimmage" at FedEx Field by saying one thing they each hope to see. To close, you'll get JP's 1-on-1 with Ryan Kerrigan, who always has fun with Finlay. If you like podcasts where Mitch brings his A++ game and there's some random and poorly-done wrestling segments, then this is the episode for you.

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Aug 25, 2020
CAMP POD, 8/24: Explaining why Monday's practice was so damn entertaining, plus JP goes 1-on-1 with Chase Young
00:35:34

JP Finlay, Mitch Tischler and Pete Hailey recorded the majority of this camp pod in the driving rain under a tent, so hopefully it sounds OK. To begin, the three hosts talk you through what was a very entertaining session in Ashburn, thanks to one spectacular TD and a lot of loud hitting. That eventually takes them into their One Thing segment, which includes reflection on a very bizarre yet beautiful drill. And to close, you'll hear JP's 1-on-1 with Chase Young, where the D-end chats about how good it felt to be involved again on Monday and how he's vibing with Montez Sweat. If you like pods where Mitch comes up with an apt comp for Kyle Allen and Young tells JP what it takes to be known as a "dude", then this is the episode for you.

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Aug 24, 2020
CAMP POD, 8/23: Washington responds with a better day of practice and JP goes 1-on-1 with Ron Rivera
00:38:23

JP Finlay, Mitch Tischler, Pete Hailey and the always-welcome Michael Phillips are here for this next camp pod. While boiling in the Ashburn sun, the guys explain why Sunday’s practice felt better than Saturday’s, touch on Shaun Dion Hamilton’s rise and go through their One Thing segment, which has thoughts on the cornerback group and a Pete pants observation. Then, you’ll hear JP’s 1-on-1 with Ron Rivera, which was taped on Saturday, the first practice for Rivera following his cancer diagnosis and the one where he ripped the players afterward for not doing enough. That means it’s must-listen. If you like podcasts where Phillips proposes yet another horrible scale idea and there’s a debate about something Pete did this weekend, then this is the episode for you.

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Aug 23, 2020
CAMP POD, 8/22; Ron Rivera lays into team after poor practice, the D-Line looks unstoppable and Bram Weinstein subs in for Pete
00:54:34

JP Finlay, Mitch Tischler and in for Pete Hailey is the play-by-play voice of the Washington Football Team Bran Weinstein, got together in the best location yet to discuss a day of camp that was dominated by the defensive side of the ball. In this installment, the guys discuss the speech Coach Rivera gave to the players after practice that could be heard 70 yards away, his recent cancer diagnosis and Bram's new opportunity as the voice of the team. If you like podcasts where the worst location in the history of recording episodes gets upgraded to a luxury paradise fit for kings and Pete gets replaced, then this is the episode for you.

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Aug 22, 2020
CAMP POD, 8/20: Alex Smith shocks us again, the rest of the offense is slumping and Landon Collins chats with JP
00:36:54

JP Finlay, Mitch Tischler and Pete Hailey sat in their worst undisclosed location of camp thus far but still tried to deliver when the mics came on, so hopefully they did. In this installment, the guys react to Alex Smith’s latest breakthrough, describe the rest of the offense’s issues and look closely at the O-line, much to Mitch’s delight. JP also got the chance to talk to Landon Collins, then catch up with NFL Network’s Brian Baldinger to get Baldy’s thoughts on how Washington is building itself this offseason. so be sure to stick around for that. If you like podcasts where the Pete Hailey Bureau of Statistics is created and JP regrets letting Mitch come up with his own scale, then this is the episode for you.

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Aug 20, 2020
CAMP POD, 8/19: Chase Young has a slight hip issue, the offense is very intriguing and Adrian Peterson talks to JP
00:57:41

JP Finlay, Mitch Tischler and Pete Hailey fought through bugs and uncomfortable sitting positions to give you this Washington Football Talk pod. In it, you’ll get their thoughts on Chase Young’s hip flexor issue, how active the offense is, how Dwayne Haskins is looking and all the hitting that’s gone down in Ashburn through two days. You’ll also hear JP’s 1-on-1 with Adrian Peterson, who is always a quality guest. If you like podcasts where JP creates a sweet new segment outta nowhere and Mitch compares Young’s injury to a non-meat burger, then this is the episode for you.

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Aug 19, 2020
CAMP POD, 8/18: We’re watching football again and it’s glorious. Here’s what we noticed (and a 1-on-1 with Kendall Fuller)
00:40:35

JP Finlay, Mitch Tischler and Pete Hailey have a Camp Pod for you and they couldn’t be happier about it. After watching their first in-person practice featuring the 2020 Washington Football Team, the guys give you all the coverage you have craved, from updates on Alex Smith all the way down to who’s taking backup center snaps. Then, you'll hear JP's 1-on-1 with Kendall Fuller, where the DB gives his take on Ron Rivera's passionate post-practice remarks. If you like pods where the phrase “fartin’ around” is used a bunch and the One Thing segment makes its return, then this is the episode for you.

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Aug 18, 2020
Catching up with Steven Sims, interviewing new president Jason Wright and wondering what happens next with Alex Smith
00:54:27

Another day, another crammed Washington Football Talk podcast. To open, JP Finlay, Mitch Tischler and Pete Hailey celebrate Alex Smith's activation from PUP — and then wonder what happens next. Things might've just gotten more complicated at QB... or maybe they didn't. After that discussion, the guys toss to their really, really fun interview with Steven Sims, which started off football-heavy then got into some really interesting segments on Ron Rivera's personality and the nicknames every receiver has. And lastly, JP goes one-on-one with Jason Wright, who made history Monday by becoming the NFL's first Black team president and Washington's new leader on the business side. Get ready to be impressed by him (and for his take on the Red Wolves name, too). If you like podcasts where Sims explains why he loves headbands so much and Mitch's wild Smith/Utah theory is revisited, then this is the episode for you.

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Aug 17, 2020
Three outstanding interviews with Scott Turner, Terry McLaurin and Dan Snyder's attorney, plus Reuben Foster audio
01:01:35

Look at those names up there ^. Pretty impressive, huh? That's the kind of stuff you get outta the Washington Football Talk podcast. To begin, JP Finlay catches up with offensive coordinator Scott Turner and asks him for straight-up answers on how he's feeling about QB, the left side of the O-line and tight end. After that, JP and Terry McLaurin go back-and-forth on what to expect out of the offense before Mitch Tischler and Pete Hailey jump in for a few more questions and some golf chatter. Next, there's JP's one-on-one with Dan Snyder's attorney, Joe Tacopina, which covers what's going on in the owner's life. And lastly, you'll hear audio from Reuben Foster's Friday presser with the media, a presser that was nearly two years in the making. If you like podcasts where JP tries to get Terry to be rude to Pete but Terry is too nice to be rude to Pete, then this is the episode for you.

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Aug 14, 2020
Further analyzing the Derrius Guice fallout and assessing how much of a difference Reuben Foster can make this year
01:02:54

JP Finlay, BIRTHDAY BOY/MAN Mitch Tischler and Pete Hailey begin this podcast by further analyzing the Derrius Guice fallout, which includes the release of more details about his alleged crimes and Ron Rivera's Monday explanation for why he moved on from the running back. How does this change the team's outlook on the field for 2020? That's a question the trio answers. Then, they turn their attention to Reuben Foster, as JP, Mitch and Pete each give their take on what he could add and what they need to see from him before getting too, too fired up. Their last main segment has to do with Washington's plan for giving out reps to their QBs and how they all want to see Dwayne Haskins receive the overwhelming majority of that work. And after some shtick, you'll have access to the full audio from Rivera's Monday presser, which is always useful for listeners. If you like podcasts where there's a randomly long list of birthday shoutouts and where Mitch gives a rapid Capitals playoff preview, then this is the episode for you.

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Aug 10, 2020
EMERGENCY POD: Reacting to the Washington Football Team cutting Derrius Guice after his domestic violence charges
00:21:30

This is a necessary, but by no means fun, edition of the Washington Football Talk podcast. JP Finlay, Mitch Tischler and Pete Hailey come to you to give their reactions to the shocking Friday night news relating to Derrius Guice, who is facing domestic violence charges and is also no longer with the franchise. So, the guys discuss how awful the overall situation is, explain how it affects the running back depth chart, and then further discuss how awful the situation is. Then, they sign off.

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Aug 08, 2020
Kevin Sheehan joins for the excellent Washington Football Podcast Crossover Event that you've been waiting for
00:34:38

Washington Football Team fans, you are in for a fun one here. This podcast consists of audio from JP Finlay, Mitch Tischler and Pete Hailey's weekly Facebook show, which also featured the esteemed Kevin Sheehan. Yes, the two forces finally joined together for one hell of a conversation. Alongside Sheehan, JP, Mitch and Pete go over their most recent thoughts on the name and how the franchise appears to be handling the transition away from their old one and then get into some strictly football topics, including where Dwayne Haskins stands right now and which players they're most locked in on with training camp picking up. If you like podcasts where Sheehan consistently jabs Pete with references to emo bands and Mitch evokes two Rules of Tandler simultaneously, then this is the episode for you.

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Aug 06, 2020
Quick takes on Alex Smith, Dwayne Haskins, Dontrelle Inman, the receiver depth chart, Jordan Reed and Josh Harvey-Clemons
00:37:51

This new Washington Football Talk moves quickly through a variety of topics, with JP Finlay, Mitch Tischler and Pete Hailey starting things off with more Alex Smith conversation. JP reported that Smith has been looking good so far at camp, so the three hosts discuss that news before wondering if/when Dwayne Haskins will *officially* be named the starter. Next, the guys move on to wide receiver, reacting to the signing of veteran Dontrelle Inman, who very well could be in the mix for major snaps right away. Following that, they touch on Jordan Reed's future and Josh Harvey-Clemons opting out of 2020, before closing with some randomness (as usual). If you like podcasts where Mitch explains his interest in Darvin Kidsy's talents and Pete loses his mind over yet another Rickie Fowler implosion, then this is the episode for you.

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Aug 03, 2020
How much will Bryce Love factor into the backfield? Plus, a long conversation about Alex Smith's future
00:47:13

JP Finlay, Mitch Tischler and Pete Hailey return to their go-to park for this edition of the Washington Football Talk podcast, which starts off with a segment on Bryce Love. How big of a deal is it that he's now in the mix at running back and could he end up pushing someone else out of that mix? That, plus another riveting installment of "100 Chips," make up that portion of the show. Then, the guys move their focus to Alex Smith, wondering if he'll truly be on the roster in 2020 and whether he'd actually be under consideration to start should he come off the PUP list. There's some disagreement among the three in that portion. And to close, they wrap up with some Logan Thomas news and, of course, golf shtick. If you like podcasts where Teddy Roosevelt and the Wright Brothers are both mentioned and you get to meet Corporate Mitch, then this is the episode for you.

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Jul 30, 2020
Looking at how MLB's fight with the virus could impact the NFL and discussing how Washington can win its fans back
00:55:17

This new Washington Football Talk is coming at you LIVE from Ourisman Kia in Chantilly, Va. and it's got just about everything. To begin, JP Finlay, Mitch Tischler and Pete Hailey look at how the Marlins and MLB's issues with the virus could impact the NFL. How does this make the hosts feel about the chances of their sport starting on time, finishing its full season and making it to the Super Bowl? They're definitely far more nervous, in short. Eventually, they then launch into some fan questions, starting off with one that asks the three to list some super-best case scenarios for 2020. That was an actually fun, bullish discussion, and it leads into more similar chats, including the guys listing out tangible and realistic ways the organization could win fans back moving forward. If you like podcasts where JP essentially is working at a news desk and providing constant updates and Mitch debuts a confusing new Bus Theory, then this is the episode for you.

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Jul 27, 2020
Our takes on the Washington Football Team's 2020 name, plus an interview with new executive Terry Bateman about the decision
00:55:41

There's officially a new (temporary) name for the NFL franchise that calls the nation's capital home, and JP Finlay, Mitch Tischler and Pete Hailey are here to discuss that major, major news. To start, you'll hear those three, plus Brian Mitchell, react to the announcement that, in 2020, the organization will be known as the Washington Football Team (using audio from their weekly Facebook Live show, which you should be tuning in for). In that segment, you'll hear why they're all largely in favor of the choice and how it was rolled out, too. Eventually, you'll then get JP's one-on-one with Terry Bateman, who is the team's new executive vice president and chief marketing officer, where JP asks Terry about how they came to the decision and how they'll handle settling on a new name moving forward. And at the end, JP, Mitch and Pete catch up after what's been a truly hectic stretch. If you like podcasts where you get tons of analysis on this next (and probably short) era and Pete denounces kids, then this is the episode for you.

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Jul 23, 2020
Reactions to the alleged scandal in Ashburn and wondering if NFL football really will be back soon
00:51:21

This Washington Football Talk episode begins with JP Finlay, Mitch Tischler and Pete Hailey reacting to the Washington Post's big story about the sexual harassment and verbal abuse allegations inside of Ashburn. The three read Ron Rivera and Dan Snyder's statements and question whether this scandal could push a chunk of fans away for good. Once they wrap that up, they move on to some discussion about the stadium — why isn't DC more of a done deal if the name is getting changed? — and close by discussing the timeline of the next few weeks and whether football really will be back soon. If you like podcasts where Mitch gets to bring up malls again and Pete gets super-emo about the state of his golf game, then this is the episode for you.

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Jul 19, 2020
Thoughts about the franchise's pending name change, Harmon, Rivera, Scherff and an interview with Charles Mann
01:28:00

This is about as full as a Washington Football Talk episode as you'll get. To start, JP Finlay, Mitch Tischler and Pete Hailey weigh in on the franchise's name change, the statement that was made to initiate that change and what they believe will happen when it comes to the next name. Eventually, the guys move on to cover plenty of other topics that are at the front of everyone's mind, including the front office adjustments, Kelvin Harmon's torn ACL, the possibility of looking at Antonio Brown and Josh Gordon and Brandon Scherff's future. To close, they toss to three interviews. The first is with the revered Charles Mann, who gives his thoughts about what's happening with his former squad. Then, JP sits down the the trademark squatter you've heard so much about for a very entertaining chat. And lastly, Pete and Mitch interview Mike Florio to get his take on what's going on in Washington. If you like pods where Mitch and JP are both distracted by a tennis match happening at the park where this thing was recorded and JP nearly loses his mind on an interview subject, then this is the episode for you.

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Jul 16, 2020
Howl to the Red Wolves? Fred Smoot makes his (very compelling) case for his favorite name idea
01:00:19

After a brief intro from JP Finlay, you'll get audio from JP, Mitch Tischler and Pete Hailey's energetic and hilarious interview with the energetic and hilarious Fred Smoot (which originally aired on their "Redskins Talk & Friends" Facebook Live show). In that interview, Smoot makes a compelling case for Washington's next name to be the Red Wolves, and paints a convincing picture of how fun the home atmosphere could be under that moniker. Once that wraps, you'll get JP's one-on-one interview with Randy Vataha, who's an expert on the buying and selling of stakes in sports teams. Vataha answers all of JP's questions (he had a lot) and you'll come away from that chat with a better understanding of the ownership situation in DC. If you like podcasts where Fred Smoot goes off on Asante Samuel for Samuel's trash Darrell Green take, then this is the episode for you.

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Jul 13, 2020
Interviews with Andrew Brandt, Eleanor Holmes Norton and Kenneth Shropshire about the Redskins' name
01:00:53

The bulk of this Redskins Talk is made up of three expert interviews, all of which look at the Redskins and their name from various angles. Andrew Brandt joins JP Finlay to discuss whether it's possible for the team to really make this dramatic switch before 2020 starts, Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton answers JP's questions about how this all impacts RFK Stadium. And lastly, the distinguished Kenneth Shropshire (who seems to know everything about sports business) gives insight on how merchandising and other aspects could be affected in the coming months. Then, at the end, Mitch Tischler and Pete Hailey pop up to discuss some Brandon Scherff news and how likely it is that the Redskins will try to acquire David Njoku. If you like podcasts where multiple new rating scales are created and Mitch crashes and burns in the final moments, then this is the episode for you.

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Jul 08, 2020
THE POTENTIAL NAME CHANGE POD: How long will the Redskins be the Redskins, and what could they become if they do change?
00:49:28

The hurricane winds are blowing, as JP Finlay says at the start of this Redskins Talk, and those winds could result in the franchise changing its name. That topic, of course, is all that JP, Mitch Tischler and Pete Hailey really focus on for this pod, which comes after a weekend of constant breaking news related to the Redskins. So, do the three really believe Washington will go by a new name? What could that new name be? And what would the consequences of such a dramatic decision be? There's no point in delaying things any longer; just start listening to all of their thoughts now.

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Jul 06, 2020
Sports Uncovered: Sean Taylor, the NFL Superstar we didn't get to know
00:51:05
  • JP provides the introduction to the NBC Sports podcast series - Sports Uncovered: Sean Taylor: the NFL Superstar we didn't get to know. The podcast debuted a few weeks back- as some of Taylor's former teammates and friends reflect on his life and career cut short far too soon. Be sure to subscribe to Sports Uncovered right now to get future episodes automatically downloaded to your device for free. https://art19.com/shows/sports-uncovered

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Jul 02, 2020
Joe Jacoby joins to reflect on Joe Bugel's life and the tremendous impact he had on the Redskins
00:23:27

The reason for this Redskins Talk is a somber one, but what comes out of it is something all fans will really enjoy and learn from. This installment is solely devoted to JP Finlay's one-on-one with Joe Jacoby, where Jacoby reflects on the amazing career and life of Joe Bugel, who died over the weekend. During his time on the phone, Jacoby explains what made Bugel such a special coach and tells some seriously captivating stories, including one that features a showdown between Bugel and Russ Grimm. Jacoby also rates Bugel's language on a 1-10 scale and gives his take on who would win in a tussle between Buges and Joe Gibbs. In the end, you are going to come away with a major appreciation for Bugel and further understand why so many people hold him in such a high regard. If you like podcasts where one legend remembers another, then this is the episode for you.

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Jun 29, 2020
LIVE OURISMAN POD: Debating topics like whom McLaurin's sidekick will be and which position group is most concerning
00:48:02

This Redskins Talk was recorded at Ourisman Chrysler Jeep Dodge of Alexandria, which made JP Finlay, Mitch Tischler and Pete Hailey quite happy. You wouldn't be able to tell, though, with the way JP and Mitch begin things (by getting into a bit of a tiff). Once they stop bickering, however, a fun edition of Redskins Talk ensues, where the trio cover all sorts of things, including: 1) Whom Terry McLaurin's sidekick at receiver will be, 2) Which way the Redskins would go at QB in 2021 *if* Dwayne Haskins has problems, 3) Which position group is the most concerning and 4) JP's unfortunate bee sting and lawn problems. If you like podcasts where you hear what JP, Mitch and Pete's jobs would be if they weren't covering the Redskins and you also hear about Mitch getting lost before this was recorded, then this is the episode for you.

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Jun 25, 2020
Should the Redskins retire more numbers, and if so, whose? Plus, a debate on how many sacks the defense will get
00:42:41

For this Redskins Talk, JP Finlay, Mitch Tischler and Pete Hailey returned to their park and, after a few important announcements and promotions, discussed whether the team should retire more numbers, and which players have numbers that are worth retiring. They all have varying opinions on the matter, which made for intriguing back-and-forths. Eventually, the hosts then looked ahead to 2020 and wondered how many sacks the revamped defense could rack up. Is finishing first in the NFL in that category a wild thought or actually possible? If you like podcasts where you get some sprinkled-in analysis on a random pickup basketball game that was happening by the guys' picnic table and the word "shoelace" is ruined for you forever, then this is the episode for you.

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Jun 22, 2020
Sifting through our mailbag to answer questions on Scherff and cap space, and having a chat about Rivera choosing the Redskins
00:39:17

JP Finlay, Mitch Tischler and Pete Hailey haven't opened their mailbag in a while (read: months), so in this Redskins Talk, the guys decided to fix that and answer questions they hadn't gotten to yet. The segments starts out with some random inquiries and spam, but once things get moving, some interesting discussions follow. Among those discussions is the idea of moving Brandon Scherff to left tackle and what Washington can do with all their cap space. Eventually, JP poses a question of his own: Why did Ron Rivera choose the Burgundy and Gold instead of the handful of other jobs that he could've taken? The trio cover that before finishing things off with some — surprise — golf content. If you like podcasts where Mitch describes the new artwork on his walls and JP commends Pete for being able to read simple words, then this is the episode for you.

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Jun 18, 2020
JP previews Sports Uncovered: Sean Taylor, the NFL superstar we didn't get to know
00:05:47

JP previews the latest podcast in NBC Sports' Sports Uncovered series, which focuses on the life and death of Redskins safety Sean Taylor. JP reflects on the first game played after Taylor's death - and you'll hear a portion of the Sports Uncovered podcast, as Joe Gibbs and Gregg Williams share their memories of that day.

Be sure to subscribe to Sports Uncovered now to get this podcast when it's released Thursday June 18th.

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Jun 17, 2020
JP, Mitch and Pete hold discussions about Daron Payne, Ryan Anderson, the new defensive staff and more
00:37:25

For the first time in months/years/decades, JP Finlay, Mitch Tischler and Pete Hailey were in the same physical location for a recording of Redskins Talk, and this one bounces around between a lot of defense-focused conversations (as well as some largely un-focused conversations, too). After catching up, the guys wonder if Daron Payne is the most talented D-lineman on the team, then look at the franchise potentially trading Ryan Anderson. After that, they wonder how much of a difference the new defensive staff will make in 2020 before closing with rapid-fire analysis on all of Washington's upcoming position battles that will take place this summer. If you like podcasts where Mitch has a verbal slip-up that make JP and Pete lose it, and podcasts where Pete's haircut and JP's skin get analyzed (too?) closely, then this is the episode for you.

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Jun 15, 2020
Chris Simms explains why Dwayne Haskins is so low in his QB rankings and what Haskins must do to climb upwards
00:53:11

This is a really fun Redskins Talk, and it kicks off with an interview with NBC Sports' Chris Simms. In that interview, JP Finlay, Mitch Tischler and Pete Hailey ask Simms why he put Dwayne Haskins so low (39th out of 40th, to be precise) in his annual QB rankings. The analyst explains how he arrived to that conclusion, whether he'd want Dwayne, Kyle Allen or Cam Newton for 2020 and even gives a superb breakdown of the second-year pro's mechanics. In all, it's a very enlightening segment and you'll learn a lot from it. Once Simms heads out, JP, Mitch and Pete return to recap this week's Zoom calls with Haskins and Ron Rivera, both of which were very impressive, and then close by catching up on Pete the Property Manager's recent exploits. If you like podcasts where JP nearly unravels before your eyes/ears and there's some talk about the guys returning to the casino, then this is the episode for you.

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Jun 11, 2020
JP, Mitch and Pete compare their best-to-worst rankings of the Redskins' position groups
00:42:18

Before getting into their individual rankings of the Redskins' position groups, JP Finlay, Mitch Tischler and Pete Hailey begin this Redskins Talk with a few smaller items, such as chatting about JP's mileage of late, the hotel points they're all going to lose out on now that training camp in Richmond isn't happening and their new, special Facebook Live show that debuts this week, which you must tune in for. After all that, they then run through all 10 of the Burgundy and Gold's offensive and defensive position groups and rank those 10 spots from best to worst. The top of their lists all look similar, but after that, there's some parsing and disagreeing. Quarterback, receiver and cornerback were three of the more contentious ones up for debate. Then, to close, JP gives an important update on the "Who'll get married first, Mitch or Pete?" discussion. If you like podcasts where JP is especially wound up and Pete gets yelled at for thinking Ronald Darby may be an OK player, then this is the episode for you.

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Jun 07, 2020
ESPN's Kimberley Martin gives her thoughts on what's happening in America, then looks ahead to the Redskins' 2020 season
00:32:45

This Redskins Talk is lucky enough to feature ESPN's Kimberley Martin, a national NFL reporter who once used to cover the Burgundy and Gold. JP Finlay, Mitch Tischler and Pete Hailey welcome Martin on first to get her thoughts on what's happening in our country after the George Floyd murder and explain how she thinks people should move forward from the tragedy to ensure the world really does become better from it. After that segment, the three hosts go around the horn asking Martin for her take on the Redskins, from why she thinks Dwayne Haskins will be graded unfairly this year to what qualifies as a successful 2020 in Washington. Once she says goodbye, JP, Mitch and Pete come back to wrap things up. If you like podcasts where JP's listening gets compared to that of an elementary schooler, then this is the episode for you.

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Jun 04, 2020
NBC Sports' Josh Norris gives awesome insight on Ron Rivera, Scott Turner, Chase Young, Antonio Gibson and more
00:39:59

This Redskins Talk features your usual hosts in JP Finlay, Mitch Tischler and Pete Hailey, and those three are joined for the entirety of the proceedings by NBC Sports' Josh Norris. During their time together, the four cover a lot, with Norris providing top-notch thoughts on Ron Rivera and Scott Turner's way of doing things, how Washington should use Antonio Gibson (he believes the Swiss Army Knife plan isn't the way to go), Kyle Allen's chances of playing in 2020 and the expectations around Chase Young. It's an installment that's loaded with football and limited on shtick, so be prepared to learn a lot. If you like podcasts where the threat of bird poop is present throughout and you get some early, early fantasy football advice, this is the episode for you.

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May 31, 2020
NFL Network's Dan Hellie joins to discuss how much better the Redskins could be with Rivera in and Bruce out
00:40:58

This new Redskins Talk is made up mostly by an interview with NFL Network's Dan Hellie, and after a brief intro from JP Finlay, you'll get that interview. In that chat, which also features Mitch Tischler and Pete Hailey, Hellie explains why he thinks Dan Snyder has grown up as well as why he's newly optimistic about the franchise, even if he isn't exactly optimistic about 2020. Hellie also evaluates Dwayne Haskins and Chase Young. After he hangs up, JP, Mitch and Pete return, and JP reveals his sweet new way of handling beach days while Mitch almost gives out Pete's phone number. If you like podcasts where Mitch's ability to down tons of alcohol in a short amount of time is covered and the guys get an unbelievable email from one listener, then this is the episode for you.

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May 27, 2020
Nick Sundberg and Tress Way join for a long and wild episode you will not want to miss. Seriously
01:10:07

Redskins Nick Sundberg and Tress Way, only the team's longest-tenured member and a Pro Bowler from last year, join JP Finlay, Mitch Tischler and Pete Hailey for this edition of Redskins Talk, one that'll go down in the history books as one of the more fun installments ever. In their long chat, meant to act as a virtual Memorial Day cookout, the two players and three hosts cover some very good football topics, including what they thought of Ron Rivera's first major meeting, and plenty of non-football topics, some of which got off the rails quick. If you like podcasts where there's a lot of special teams gunner talk and Tress Way's "brother" makes an "appearance" that leads to a very special code word, then this is the episode for you. By the way, go follow Nick on Instagram @NickSundberg.

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May 24, 2020
Recapping Jonathan Allen and Landon Collins' pressers and a discussion on how Ron Rivera is handling his first few months
00:37:58

To start this Redskins Talk, JP Finlay, Mitch Tischler, Pete Hailey and Michael Phillips react to Antonio Gandy-Golden having, and recovering from, Coronavirus. Then, the guys recap what Jonathan Allen and Landon Collins said in their respective sessions with the media on Wednesday before chatting about the power Ron Rivera seems to have throughout the organization. And to close, they debut a new and messy segment (which has a bunch of names) that focuses on defensive predictions. If you like podcasts where Pete completely botches how time in Arizona works and Mitch tells a wacky Mike Shanahan story, then this is the episode for you.

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May 21, 2020
Reacting to the Quinton Dunbar and Cody Latimer stories and a look at who's in and who'll be battling at wide receiver
00:32:07

There was some troubling news this past weekend separately involving Quinton Dunbar and Cody Latimer, and JP Finlay, Mitch Tischler and Pete Hailey react to those stories at the start of this Redskins Talk. Eventually, they go from Latimer's issues to his standing on the team, taking a wide look at receiver. Who's got the safe spots, who's mostly safe and who's got work to do? That segment takes up most of the back half of the show. And to close, the guys discuss upcoming Memorial Day plans (some realistic, some not) and JP's weird trend with his golf scores. If you like pods where Mitch invites himself to JP's family weekend, then this is the episode for you.

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May 18, 2020
You know all about the Redskins' 2020 offseason. Now, it's time to catch up on what the Cowboys, Eagles and Giants have done
00:54:47

As devout listeners of Redskins Talk, you're well aware of what Washington did in the 2020 Draft. So, in this installment of your go-to show, JP Finlay, Mitch Tischler and Pete Hailey take a look around the NFC East to catch up on the Cowboys, Eagles and Giants' offseasons and draft classes. To begin, Newy Scruggs joins to explain how the Mike McCarthy era is going and how fired up Dallas is about CeeDee Lamb. Then, Dave Zangaro hops on to share his confusion about the Eagles drafting Jalen Hurts and answer whether he thinks Philly has improved or not the past few months. And finally, Pat Leonard discusses the Giants' new offensive linemen and his initial impressions of Joe Judge. Once those three interviews wrap, JP, Mitch and Pete return to chat about Thaddeus Moss and a few brief, shticky topics. If you like podcasts where you meet Day Trader Mitch and JP tries to wrangle Pete into his beach chair scheme, then this is the episode for you.

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May 14, 2020
DWAYNE HASKINS INTERVIEW: JP goes 1-on-1 with the QB to discuss his prep for 2020, his new playmakers and much more
00:32:03

You probably want to know what Dwayne Haskins is up to these days, right? Well, you're in luck, because JP Finlay got to catch up with the QB and you'll get their chat in this Redskins Talk. But quickly, JP, Mitch Tischler and Pete Hailey have a chance to discuss the pros and cons of the NFL's virtual offseason program. Then, they toss to the Haskins interview (8:20), where the second-year pro explains how he's handling this crucial offseason, reacts to the Redskins giving him two new playmakers to work with, lays out what he thought about the Tua rumors and runs through all of the sick murals he has in his house. All in all, it was really fun to hear from him. To finish up, the three hosts return to wrap up what they took away from the 1-on-1 and lament how bad they are at golf. If you like podcasts where JP has to tend to some bacon and you get a detailed account of Dwayne Haskins' art collection, then this is the episode for you.

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May 11, 2020
2020 SCHEDULE RELEASE POD: What stands out, our game-by-game predictions and a look at life on the road
01:01:44

The Redskins finally have a schedule, and JP Finlay, Mitch Tischler and Pete Hailey are here to examine it from every angle. To start, the guys go through it from Week 1 to Week 17 and explain what stands out to them. Then, they look at each game individually and give their predictions, sometimes using logic, sometimes using their hearts and sometimes using really nothing at all. By the end of that, they'll each have their official 2020 record prediction. You'll NEVER guess who has the most optimistic one. Then, to close, Pete has a game for JP and Mitch (43:31), which'll give listeners a unique look at what life on the road is like in the NFL. If you like podcasts where there's an argument over what is "prime time" and what isn't and the three hosts reveal their bye week plans already, then this is the episode for you.

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May 08, 2020
Reviewing what we learned about Alex Smith from Project 11, plus segments on Chris Thompson and the 2020 rookies
00:54:36

This Redskins Talk offers JP Finlay, Mitch Tischler and Pete Hailey their first chance to discuss Project 11 and Alex Smith, so that's where the three begin. The guys reflect on what they learned from the documentary and explain the increased admiration they now have for Smith, the latter being something the listeners who saw the show can surely relate to. Eventually, they move on from Smith and into some smaller segments, including one where they say goodbye to Chris Thompson and another where they choose the storylines they'd be watching if the Redskins were holding rookie minicamp, which they were scheduled to do at this time before the pandemic hit. To close, well, they just kinda talk about random stuff, so be prepared for lots of shtick-y, random stuff. And if you make it through all of that, you'll hear a very neat interaction between Chase Young and his newest fan (50:10). If you like podcasts where there's far too much interior O-line content for the month of May, then this is the episode for you.

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May 04, 2020
Three excellent interviews with the great Peter King, Antonio Gibson's college coach and Project 11's Stephania Bell
00:46:55

This Redskins Talk is yet another one full of strong interviews, but first, JP Finlay, Mitch Tischler and Pete Hailey take a brief moment to (again) reflect on how badly Bruce Allen messed up the Trent Williams trade. After that, it's interview time. Peter King (10:11) leads things off, as the NFL expert reviews Washington's draft and comes up with a fitting comparison to Adrian Peterson. Then, you'll hear from current FSU and former Memphis coach Mike Norvell (16:42), who was on the sidelines during Antonio Gibson's rise at college and knows firsthand how dangerous of a player Gibson is and can be. And to close, Mitch catches up with ESPN injury analyst Stephania Bell (30:21), who was a key piece of the upcoming Alex Smith doc "Project 11." During their chat, you'll be floored as Bell describes Smith's injury, recovery and determination. If you like podcasts where Pete's developing video game addiction is touched on and JP explains his daughter's excitement about Chase Young, then this is the episode for you.

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Apr 29, 2020
The Redskins FINALLY end the Trent Williams saga and also add six more rookies on a hectic last day of the NFL Draft
01:16:16

Saturday was a wild one, and Redskins Talk is here to recap it. First, JP Finlay, Mitch Tischler and Pete Hailey explain how the Trent Williams saga finally concluded, and in doing so, have discussions on what the trade shows about the franchise, what to expect from Saahdiq Charles and the multiple ways in which fans should still be grateful for Trent, even after this messy last year. Eventually, the guys are able to move on to what Washington did on Day 3 of the draft and the draft as a whole, holding segments on their favorite picks as well as the ones they feel like may not deliver. Then, to close out their portion, they — along with producer Tim Shovers and NBC Sports Washington legend Gary Carter — identify their top moments from the past weekend, in which they all give very different answers. Carter, by the way, also talks a lot in the earlier portions of the ep, even though he wasn't supposed to. Once your hosts depart, you'll hear a Thomas Davis interview from Thursday (48:18), a chat that came before the Chase Young pick but one that is still worth revisiting. And lastly, there's full audio from Ron Rivera and Kyle Smith's Saturday night presser (52:40) with the local media, where they wrap up all that they accomplished. If you like podcasts where Pete isn't the most bullied person for once and JP's daughter makes a very precious appearance, then this is the episode for you. And thanks to all who consumed and continue to consume our content. It's much appreciated.

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Apr 26, 2020
Ron Rivera, Antonio Gibson, Terry McLaurin and Ryan Day join for a LOADED pod on Day 2 of the Draft
00:55:19

You're used to Redskins Talk bringing on some special guests, but this installment is especially loaded. But first, JP Finlay, Mitch Tischler and Pete Hailey give their take on Washington's newest addition, Memphis playmaker Antonio Gibson. The guys explain why he could be a perfect fit with the Burgundy and Gold, look at some of the wild stats he put up in school and also wonder whom he may overtake on the current roster. After that opening segment, the guys toss to Ron Rivera (18:20) to get the coach's thoughts on what makes Gibson so appealing as well as his update on Trent Williams and what he wants to accomplish on Day 3 of the Draft. Next comes a chat with Gibson himself (24:05), and he was about as genuine as it gets. Stick around for when JP brings his family on — it's special. Lastly, Terry McLaurin and OSU coach Ryan Day (32:22) join to touch on Chase Young and Dwayne Haskins, two important people they know a lot about. And to close, the trio returns to discuss how messy the Williams Saga is and how they think it'll end (42:23). If you like podcasts where there's lots of JP praise (and he hates it) and you get superb access to the newest Redskin, then this is the episode for you.

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Apr 25, 2020
THE CHASE YOUNG POD: The Redskins begin their new era by selecting the Ohio State star
00:40:16

Redskins fans, what you've waited on for months is finally real: Chase Young is a member of your franchise. So, to begin this Redskins Talk, JP Finlay, Mitch Tischler and Pete Hailey give their thoughts on the enormous addition Washington made on Thursday night in the NFL Draft. In short, they're fired up. After they go back and forth on Young's arrival, you'll get a specially-made supercut of clips from guys who know the defender well — from his old coach to analysts and others — and who all believe he's got what it takes to succeed (12:45). Get ready to get hyped up. That leads in to a really fun interview the guys had with Landon Collins (18:42), who was actually on with them when the Young pick came through (you'll enjoy his reaction). Then, the trio catches up with Young's college D-line coach, Larry Johnson (25:04), who drops a lot of useful information about the ex-Buckeye. Eventually, though, the fun has to pause for a moment, as JP, Mitch and Pete go through how Thursday was a setback in the Burgundy and Gold's pursuit to trade Trent Williams (36:35). However, for the most part, it's a celebratory Redskins Talk, and rightly so. If you like podcasts where Pete relays a funny botch he made during Young's conference call and you hear Collins' raw reaction to his team's new weapon, then this is the episode for you.

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Apr 24, 2020
The Urban Meyer pod: Going one-on-one with the legend as he opens up about Chase Young and Dwayne Haskins
00:42:13

This Redskins Talk gets right to JP Finlay's exclusive one-on-one with former Buckeyes coach and college football legend Urban Meyer. During their chat, Meyer analyzes Chase Young's intangibles and NFL potential, assesses Dwayne Haskins' rookie year and social media usage (which caused quite a stir) and explains what makes Terry McLaurin so special. Once that wraps, JP brings on Mitch Tischler and Pete Hailey to react to it and give their thoughts on the Haskins-social media storyline. Overall, there was a lot to get to. Eventually, the guys also welcome on podcast editor/podcast personality/rising star Tim Shovers to discuss the Bulls/Michael Jordan documentary that's about to start coming out (34:09). If you like podcasts where you get straight-up opinions on two current Redskins and one potentially future Redskin, and where Pete compares Dwayne's rookie year to a flower, then this is the episode for you.

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Apr 20, 2020
Markelle Fultz explains his relationship with Chase Young and Jordan Reid identifies late-round targets for the Redskins
00:54:11

This Redskins Talk has two fantastic interviews, but first, JP Finlay, Mitch Tischler and Pete Hailey go through a hypothetical trade involving Trent Williams. Who/what does Washington get in return and is it a good deal? They discuss/argue. Then, they toss to JP's one-on-one with Magic guard Markelle Fultz (17:39), as the NBAer explains his strong relationship with Chase Young. Fultz sheds a lot of light on Young the person as well as the athlete, so you should enjoy his appearance a lot. And finally, JP, Mitch and Pete bring on their go-to draft expert Jordan Reid (32:47), who goes deep on tackles and tight ends to watch as well as some other potential, non-Young fits for the Burgundy and Gold. If you like podcasts that include lots of strange analysis on Pete's hair as well as JP and Mitch yelling about whether a Vikings lineman is on a cheap contract or not, then this is the episode for you.

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Apr 15, 2020
Answering fan questions then interviewing a pro-Haskins PFF analyst and Terps RB Anthony McFarland
01:39:34

This Redskins Talk begins with JP Finlay, Mitch Tischler and Pete Hailey answering some fan questions, a segment which also features good ol' John Keim. In there, you'll hear the hosts discuss players who could be surprise roster cuts eventually, rank the running backs in terms of job security and look at Terry McLaurin's future. Then, you'll get JP and Pete's chat with Pro Football Focus analyst Sam Monson (44:18), who is pro-Dwayne Haskins and believes the Redskins QB was better as a rookie than most give him credit for. Listen as Monson breaks down the ways how and see if your opinion changes at all. Then, JP, Mitch and Pete interview Maryland running back Anthony McFarland (1:07:41), who explains what an NFL team will get from him as well as what it was like practicing against Chase Young in high school. And finally, the trio reads off some funny reviews. If you like podcasts where there's lots of JD McKissic praise and Keim gets specific about meat, then this is the episode for you.

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Apr 12, 2020
The biggest takeaways from Ron Rivera's presser, then three superb interviews with Peter King, Scott Hanson and Sean Davis
00:56:17

Ron Rivera spoke to the media this week, and JP Finlay and Pete Hailey begin this Redskins Talk by running through Rivera's most interesting comments. There, they touch on Kyle Allen and Washington's free agent strategy, as well as why it seems like the team is leaning toward Chase Young. Eventually, the pair tosses to three really fun interviews. The first is with Peter King (11:11), one of football's most reputable voices, who touches on all the main topics surrounding the Burgundy and Gold. Next up is Scott Hanson (21:23), the host of RedZone, a.k.a. one of life's best innovations. Then, to close, you get new safety Sean Davis (30:52), who was really engaging and really excited about coming home to D.C. Finally, JP and Pete return to wrap it all up. If you like podcasts where JP and Pete say "Ourisman Automotive of Virginia" in various ways and Sean Davis gets to admit he hated Pittsburgh's food, then this is the episode for you.

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Apr 09, 2020
Is Kyle Allen a true threat to Dwayne Haskins like D-Hall says? Plus, JP goes 1-on-1 with Kendall Fuller
01:04:12

DeAngelo Hall believes Kyle Allen is coming for Dwayne Haskins and the starting job, but do JP Finlay, Mitch Tischler and Pete Hailey agree? That's the topic they begin with in this new Redskins Talk, and they discuss it for quite some time. Eventually, they go over JP's projection of the starting offense, zooming in on left tackle and left guard (which Mitch loves). After that, they toss to JP's one-on-one interview with Kendall Fuller (37:53), as the team's biggest free agent signing talks about how thrilled he is to return. Then, to close, the guys discuss how they've been passing the time, which concludes with a rousing game of 20 Questions and a startling revelation involving Pete. If you like podcasts where JP does some serious detective work involving Dwayne's social media and Mitch compares himself to Shaq, then this is the episode for you.

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Apr 05, 2020
The best tidbits from talking to some Redskins free agents and a chat with a Dolphins reporter about potential trades
00:47:03

A handful of Redskins free agents have had their chance to talk to the local media so far, so JP Finlay, Mitch Tischler and Pete Hailey start out this Redskins Talk by passing along the best bits of information from those conference calls. From what Kendall Fuller thinks he'll be playing to Kyle Allen saying he's going to compete to start, the trio has everything you must know. Then, the guys discuss a hypothetical draft day trade and whether they would take it if they were Washington before tossing to JP's interview with Safid Deen (38:47), a writer who covers the Dolphins and who gives strong intel on what Miami's thinking about as the draft approaches. If you like podcasts where you get an update on Pete's hair and Mitch sets off a giant argument because of one, small throwaway line, then this is the episode for you.

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Apr 02, 2020
Evaluating the Ronald Darby signing — how much can he help? — and having a Dwayne Haskins talk
00:41:00

The Redskins added Ronald Darby on Sunday, so that's where JP Finlay, Mitch Tischler and Pete Hailey begin in this new Redskins Talk. The hosts all like the move, but to varying degrees, so they discuss the corner's future in DC as well as how he fits into the team's secondary. Then, before moving onto their next football topic, JP makes an announcement that Redskins Talk supporters will (hopefully) be pumped about. Afterward, the three touch on an Austin Hooper tidbit and Washington's overall class of free agents before discussing Dwayne Haskins and wondering why it feels like him breaking out is being totally ignored. If you like podcasts where you get a Greg Manusky update as well as insight into what JP, Mitch and Pete are watching these days, then this is the episode for you.

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Mar 30, 2020
Providing context to the Trent Williams Saga as it escalates and reacting to Haskins *basically* being named starter
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The Trent Williams Saga has gotten even saga-ier this week, so JP Finlay, Mitch Tischler and Pete Hailey begin this Redskins Talk by jumping right into that. What do they make of Trent's agent's statement, what is Washington really asking for in return for the lineman and why is this so hard to pull off? The hosts run through all of those angles and more, which includes some sourced info from JP. Then, eventually, they get to Ron Rivera's radio interview where he pretty much named Dwayne Haskins the Redskins starter, which leads Pete to present something that he feels isn't being considered enough. If you like podcasts where the trend of making mafia references is continued thanks to Mitch and Pete comes up with a JP-approved analogy for what's going on with Trent, then this is the episode for you.

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Mar 26, 2020
EMERGENCY POD: Analyzing the Quinton Dunbar trade, the Kyle Allen trade and Montae Nicholson's release
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