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Necessary Roughness Podcast (EP 9): NFL Week 8 Preview! Plus Nik Breaks Down the NFL’s Surprise Contenders

In this episode of the Necessary Roughness Podcast, host Nikolas Donadic dives into the NFL regular season's Week 8 matchups. He also takes a look at the perplexing Carolina Panthers, discusses Joe Thomas’ injury, and ponders why the Dolphins went with Jay Cutler after all. Enjoy the show and join us next Saturday afternoon for the following episode!

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Football 2 the MAX: Ezekiel Elliot Suspended Six Games, Sammy Watkins Traded

On this Football 2 the MAX EXTRA, Sean Garmer, Gary Vaughan and Erik Watkins go in-depth for over one hour discussing all things Ezekiel Elliot Suspension.

 

They try to take as many angles as possible, from a legal standpoint, the league's point of view, the Dallas Cowboys and more. How does this affect the team off-the-field? Who starts at running back? And could this even be an issue on defense for the Cowboys too? Does the suspension ultimately go down on appeal? The trio cover it all here.

After that, at about the 1 hour and 10 minute mark, they get into the three-team trade, which wasn't officially a three-team trade. Can it officially be called a rebuilding year for the Buffalo Bills? What does the addition of Sammy Watkins do for Jared Goff? Can Ronald Darby be an answer for the Philadelphia Eagles defensive back depth? Is this a downgrade for Tyrod Taylor? And can Jordan Matthews help the receiving core.

Finally, Ryan Tanehill officially has ACL surgery, could this be his last year as a Miami Dolphins quarterback?

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Fantasy Football 2 the MAX: Week Two Preview

On today's show, Randy and Mike recap last night's Jets-Bills fantasy football showdown, as well as taking a look at what we expect from this weekends match-ups. Some differing opinions lead to Four You Betcha challenges for this weekend.

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Football 2 the MAX: NFL Week 2 Preview, NY Jets vs. Buffalo Bills Recap

Sean, Gary, and Randy discuss at length the Bills and Jets TNF game. Then they preview and give predictions on the rest of the slate of games for Sunday and Monday to come.

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Football 2 the MAX: AFC East 2016 Preview

We continue discussing the NFL divisions here on Football 2 the MAX. This episode, is all about the AFC East. Aaron Earlie joins us to talk about the Miami Dolphins. Then a trio of Last Word on Sports writers help us cover the other teams in the division. John Jackson covers the New York Jets, James Coyne has the Buffalo Bills, and Tanner Bisbee discusses the New England Patriots.

Each person on the panel gives their full standings for the AFC East and overall records for each team. We also do the

same and give a final wrap-up on the division too. So, be sure to join us for this AFC East 2016 Preview.

* Due to a technical issue we were having with our recording studio, we had to change the way we normally do these preview podcasts. Our analysis of the entire division happens after the first interview and we unfortunately were not able to give analysis on each team individually *

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(1:00-7:00) We discuss the impact of Ryan Fitzpatrick re-signing with the NY Jets

(7:00-23:00) (Includes interview) New York Jets

(23:00-45:45) Our analysis of the Jets and we give our final standings for the entire AFC East division

(45:45-1:13:16) (Includes interview) New England Patriots

(1:13:16-1:35:30) (Includes interview) Buffalo Bills

(1:35:30-End) (Includes interview) Miami Dolphins

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Football 2 the MAX: Zach Mettenberger Released & burning NFL questions

We are starting to hit that lull in the off-season, where not a whole lot is really happening. There is some news to talk about though and we cover as much as we can of it.

Zach Mettenberger has been released by the Titans, we discuss if he has any potential landing spots, there’s some injury news, as Shaq Lawson has to have shoulder surgery and may not be ready to start the season, Sammy Watkins also has a broken bone in his foot as well. The Atlanta Falcons made some waves with their

possibly cheaply priced concessions, Jason Jones signs with the Dolphins and Anquan Boldin could go to the Titans.

We also keep things going with our burning questions on some NFL teams. What questions do we ask? Tune in to find out.

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Football 2 the MAX: 2016 NFL Off-Season Analysis: Buffalo Bills & New York Jets

The 2016 NFL Off-Season Analysis marches on, as we head into the AFC East and we start off with two teams that have a true ire for each other.

Last Word on Sports Chief Executive Officer Ben Kerr talks all things Buffalo Bills. Then we are joined by another Bills fan, Harry Broadhurst, live on the podcast to further our discussion on the team.

we also have a special guest covering everything New York Jets.

We also discuss the NFL considering shortening the Pre-Season schedule, some NFL

winners from the Combine, Chargers wanting to trade the third pick, Tom Brady's extension and more.

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(3:05-34:00) NFL News: Eliminating Fourth Pre-Season game, San Diego Chargers Trading No. 3 Pick, Tom Brady's Extension & More.

(34:00-1:08:35 Includes Interview) Buffalo Bills

(1:08:35-End Includes Interview) New York Jets

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Football 2 Futbol: NFL Week 14 Recap, NY Giants vs. Dolphins MNF Post-Game, & TNF Preview

We kick things off with a short post-game for the Monday Night Football shootout between the New York Giants and Miami Dolphins (6:05-18:45.) Have the Giants finally found their groove? Is the Miami Dolphins defense overrated? And what now for the Dolphins now that they are done in the playoffs race.

Then we get into the main portion of the program with our NFL Week 14 Recap (18:45-2:06:00,) where we discuss what led to the win, what led to the loss for each game, analyze some tough decisions, and answer questions about the teams that matter. Plus another look at the crazy NFL playoff race in both conferences too. (We do have a call-in during the middle of this that calls to talk about his Buffalo Bills from 58:45-1:14:30. So that's why the Recap portion went a little longer than normal.)

Finally, we end things with a preview for the Thursday Night Football game between the Tampa Bay Bucs and the St. Louis Rams (2:06:00-2:12:50.)

Gary has his Fantasy Football Playoff waiver wire pickups  and we have our Top 5 Power Rankings and the Player of the Week as well. (2:12:50-End)

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Football 2 Futbol: NFL Week 13 Preview, Packers vs. Lions MNF Miracle, & College Football Conference Championships

We kick things off today with a short post-game on the Thursday Night Football game between the Green Bay Packers and the Detroit Lions (2:00-10:05.) Did that hail mary catch save the Packers season? Will this be a loss that haunts the Lions the rest of the way? We discuss those things and more.

After that, we get into the main portion of the show with our NFL Week 13 Preview (10:05-1:12:45.) We go game by game asking questions about each team, playing some games, and also answering some

tough fantasy questions as well, while also making predictions on each game too.

We finish things out by making predictions on the huge College Football Conference Championship games (1:12:45-End) happening on Saturday as well.

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Football 2 Futbol: NFL Week 12 Recap, Ravens vs. Browns MNF Post-Game, & College Football Week 13

We kick things off today with a short post-game on the Baltimore Ravens vs. Cleveland Browns Monday Night Football game (5:45-20:20.) The game was a close one up to the final play and the Browns even had to bring in Austin Davis to replace Josh McCown. Should the Browns just use these final games to evaluate Austin Davis instead of even thinking about Johnny Manziel? Who should Baltimore Ravens fans and coaches be looking at as nice pieces for next season? We discuss these things and more.

Then we get into the main portion of our program with our NFL Week 12 Recap (20:20-1:35:35.) Where we go game by game discussing the keys to the wins and losses. We also ask questions about all the teams that played and take a look at the muddy playoff picture in both conferences. Who could be those wildcard teams at the end of the season? We try to figure out that out and more.

Randy takes us through the final proper week of the College Football (1:35:35-1:41:50) season and we take an early look at some of the Conference Championship games too.

We finish things out with Gary's Fantasy Football pickups for Week 13, our Top 5 Power Rankings, and our Player of the Week as well (1:41:50-End.)

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