In this episode of the Necessary Roughness Podcast, host Nikolas Donadic dives into the NFL regular season's Week 13 matchups. He also breaks down the crowded NFC Playoff Picture, ponders if the Falcons are finally who we thought they were, and can’t resist ranting about the benching of Eli Manning. Enjoy the show and join us next Saturday afternoon for the following episode!
Necessary Roughness Podcast (EP 13): NFL Week 12 Preview! Plus Nik Breaks Down the Dallas Cowboys Skid
In this episode of the Necessary Roughness Podcast, host Nikolas Donadic dives into the NFL regular season's Week 12 matchups. He also compares the slumping Chiefs and Bills, discusses Minnesota’s “QB controversy,” and talks about what he likes to call “FitzMagic.” Enjoy the show and join us next Saturday afternoon for the following episode!
NFL Free Agency has died down to normal levels at this point, but there are still some moves to talk about since the last time we had a podcast. There's also some NFL rule changes that have been made permanent as well.
We also continue our Off-Season series, as we take a look at the NFC North, beginning with Patrick Ketza giving us the lowdown about the Chicago Bears and Brennan Underwood telling us everything we need to know about the Minnesota Vikings.
Then we end things by talking
about some of the action during the first weekend of the 2016 NCAA Tournament.
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(4:00-52:50) NFL News: Rule Changes, No NFL Developmental, Alfred Morris to Cowboys, RG3 and Ryan Fitzpatrick...
(52:50-1:18:20) Includes Interview) Chicago Bears
(1:18:20-1:41:15) Minnesota Vikings
(1:41:15-End) March Madness Round 1 and 2 Recap
We kick things off today, with a short post-game discussing the College Football National Championship game, which Alabama won 45-40 over the Clemson Tigers. We discuss why Alabama won and why Clemson lost and also discuss where this puts Nick Saban in the annals of coaching.
We move on to breakdown what happened over the weekend in the National Football League, with our NFL Wildcard Weekend Recap. We discuss each game, talk about what stood out to us about each of the winning teams, some of
the controversies, and what to expect coming up in the Divisional Round.
Finally, we end things by discussing some more coaching changes and the latest NFL news.
Football 2 Futbol: NFL Wildcard Weekend Preview, Coaching Changes, and National Championship Game Preview
We kick things off tonight by discussing all of the coaching changes and decisions by teams, including the surprise firing of Lovie Smith, Tom Coughlin stepping down, Sean Payton staying in New Orleans and more.
Then we transition to going game by game and doing a NFL Wildcard Weekend Preview, discussing each game, going over strengths and weaknesses of each team and also giving out predictions for them as well. We also go ahead and give predictions for the rest of the NFL Playoffs here as
Finally, we spend a little time talking about the National Championship Game that happens on Monday night.
Due to the NFL regular season nearly coming to a close and another holiday happening on Thursday night into Friday, we are basically doing two podcasts on one night. Don't worry, we will still be doing all the things we normally do, plus talk about some of the big news of the day like Chip Kelly fired from his position as Philadelphia Eagles head coach and more.
We kick things off with a short post-game for the Cincinnati Bengals and Denver Broncos Monday Night Football game. This leads
directly into discussing if the Broncos could go far in the playoffs and how AJ McCarron's injury will affect the Bengals going forward. Then we end things here by talking about Peyton Manning and if we believe the HGH reports (10:00-26:05)
After that, we do a mixture of looking back at NFL Week 16, discussing the games that mattered, our level of concern for each of the playoff teams, and we also do a full NFL Week 17 Preview in here as well making predictions for all of the games and how they affect the playoff scenarios. We also talk about Chip Kelly Fired as Eagles coach, Gus Bradley staying as Jacksonville Jaguars coach, and more in there as well. (26:05-1:47:07)
Then we finish things out with our Top 5 Power Rankings, our Player of the Week and the final College Bowl predictions as well (1:47:07-End.)
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)
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.
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.)
Football 2 Futbol: NFL Week 12 Preview, NFL Thanksgiving Games Recap, & Is the parody in the NFL actually good?
We kick things off by doing a recap of the three NFL on Thanksgiving Day games (3:55-23:10) that occurred and wonder if anyone left on the Carolina Panthers schedule is going to beat them.
Then we get into the main part of the podcast for our NFL Week 12 Preview where we ask questions about each team, and of course make predictions on each game as well. This went from (23:10-1:28:38, around the 1:13:00 mark we had a listener call-in to the show, which took the segment to the time listed. He talked to us about his Philadelphia Eagles for a bit and we also discussed the Johnny Manziel benching situation there.)
Coming into Week 12, 23 out of 32 teams are either at 500 or below it. Obviously, there are week's left to play in the season, but this can't be what the NFL wants can it? So, we discuss the NFL's parody and if it really is as good as it is perceived to be. (1:28:38-1:35:25)
We finish things out by giving our predictions on the big College Football games that happened on Saturday (1:35:25-End)