Tag:Pick-6 Podcast
Posted on: November 18, 2011 9:21 pm
 

Pick-6 Podcast: Tebowmania, Week 11 previews

Posted by Will Brinson & Ryan Wilson

To paraphrase Jack Byrnes in "Meet the Parents," Tim Tebow is "like an unstoppable rebel force." The latest evidence of that came Thursday night when he led the Broncos on a game-winning drive that ended with a 20-yard touchdown run courtesy of -- you guessed it -- Tebow.

We talk how Tebow managed to make what should've been a pretty boring game must-see, as well as what the loss means for the Jets, who now have the same record (5-5) as the Broncos. 

The conversation then turns to Sunday's games. 

The Bengals meet the Ravens in Baltimore in a matchup that could go either way. Baltimore found a way to lose to the Seahawks last week (they've perfected the formula for failure and it involves 50 Joe Flacco passes and 5-8 Ray Rice runs), and the Bengals played well against a veteran Steelers team. 

The Chargers' season teeters on the brink of disaster as they head to Chicago (and disaster, we predict, awaits), the Panthers face a Lions team that's struggling with their identity, the Vikings host the Raiders in a game Brinson likes Minnesota to win, and the Cowboys should be the latest beneficiaries of the Rex and Becks show in DC. 

As always, Paul Bessire of PredictionMachine.com joins the show to break which teams you should pick and why.

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Posted on: November 16, 2011 10:00 pm
 

Pick-6 Podcast: Week 11 Film Room

Posted by Will Brinson & Ryan Wilson

It's that time of the week again: Eye on Football analyst Andy Benoit joins the podcast to talk about the upcoming NFL action. First up: will the Packers go undefeated? There are a few tough games left on the schedule but Aaron Rodgers is playing a with which we are not familiar.

Other topics:
  • Who's more important to the Cowboys, Tony Romo or DeMarco Murray?
     
  • Did Mike Smith make the right call last week by going for it on 4th and 1 from his own 29-yard-line in overtime? 
     
  • Was Chris Johnson running all over the Panthers a clear sign that he's finally back? 
     
  • Is it time for the Eagles and Andy Reid to go their separate ways? (Bonus: why is Philly's defense so god-awful?) 
     
  • Can the Cardinals defeat the 49ers a week after beating the Eagles? 
     
  • (Rhetorical question of the day) Are the Ravens running the ball enough, as head coach Jim Harbaugh indicated a day after losing to the Seahawks
     
  • And finally: how effective will Tim Tebow be against the Jets Thursday night? 
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Posted on: November 9, 2011 11:05 pm
 

Pick-6 Podcast: Week 10 Film Room

Posted by Will Brinson & Ryan Wilson

We've made the turn, the first half of the season is officially in the books, and as the weather worsens, the games become more important. Lucky for us, we have Andy Benoit to break down the biggest matchups of the week, starting with Steelers-Bengals.

We also discuss whether the Patriots dynasty is officially dead (or did that happen a few years ago?), if the Raiders can keep the Chargers down, how much of a chance the Giants stand out west against the 49ers, and which rookie wide receiver is better: AJ Green or Julio Jones.

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Posted on: November 8, 2011 5:06 pm
Edited on: November 11, 2011 11:43 am
 

Podcast: Adrian Peterson talks Vikings, gaming

Posted by Will Brinson & Ryan Wilson

Viking running back Adrian Peterson joins the show to talk about the Vikings' season to date, the Bears' win over the Eagles on Monday Night Football and given Chris Johnson's struggles this season, if teams should be hesitant to pay backs big bucks. 

ProFootballTalk.com's Michael David Smith also stops by for his weekly chat. We discuss the Patriots' latest loss, the Ravens' latest win, the Redskin's death spiral, and look ahead to next week's Lions-Bears matchup.

But there's more!

We talk about Albert Haynesworth's legacy in New England and the likelihood he clears waivers and ends up in Philadephia (And if that happens, does he become the most disliked NFL player surpassing Michael Vick?), relive the Eagles' Monday-night nightmare,  and wonder (again) if Chicago should pay Matt Forte since he's a huge part of that offense.

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Posted on: November 4, 2011 9:37 am
Edited on: November 4, 2011 9:38 am
 

Pick-6 Podcast: Previewing Week 9 in the NFL

Posted by Will Brinson & Ryan Wilson

We've passed the halfway point of the 2011 season and unless you're the San Francisco 49ers, there's much to be decided. The biggest showdown of the week doesn't take place until Sunday night in a rematch of the Week 1 Ravens-Steelers get-together. Back in September, Baltimore took Pittsburgh behind the woodshed, beat them, then threw them through it. Now, the Ravens are struggling with their offensive identity and the Steelers have injury issues on defense. So what happens this time? We talk about it on the podcast.

Then there's the Super Bowl rematch between the Giants and Patriots. The team's haven't met since that fateful February night in Arizona back in 2008. New York somehow managed to slow down the 18-0 Patriots and New England hasn't been the same since. The Pats are coming off a loss to the Steelers last week, and the Giants squeaked by a dead-in-the-water Dolphins club that has yet to win a game. We talk about this matchup, too.

We hit a bunch of other stuff, too, including: 
  • whether the Flying Tebows have a chance of upsetting the Raiders
  • how the Chargers are underdogs at home -- by a touchdown (!), 
  • how much it would cost to trade for Andrew Luck in the draft, 
  • whether Mike Shanahan should be fired, and 
  • how the Colts should handle things if they end up getting the top pick. 
As always, Paul Bessire of PredictionMachine.com joins the show to break down the best gambling and fantasy options for Week 9.

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Posted on: November 1, 2011 8:58 pm
Edited on: November 3, 2011 6:25 pm
 

Pick-6 Podcast: Cam or Luck -- Who ya got?

Posted by Will Brinson & Ryan Wilson

Week 8 is officially in the books and we talk about exactly what happened to the Chargers on Monday night in Kansas City. Philip Rivers is forever called a top-5 quarterback, but he certainly hasn't played like it this season.

So, naturally, we debate where Rivers ranks among NFL QBs, and that led us to another discussion: if you had to start a NFL team tomorrow and had just two choices -- Cam Newton or Andrew Luck -- who ya got?

Ask most people and they immediately say Cam. But Brinson posed the question on Twitter and there were a surprising number of votes for Luck. We put the question to ProFootballTalk.com's Michael David Smith during our weekly chat and though he's a big Luck fan, he didn't hesitate to take Newton.

(MDS also discussed the Lions' win over the Broncos, Suh's visit with Goodell, the inevitable Tebow fallout, the Pats loss, and if the Redskins are the worst team in the NFC East.)

Inspired by the Cam-Luck scenario, we took it a step further: If you're starting a team tomorrow and you can have any quarterback currently in the NFL (for the long haul), who are you taking?

Brinson, the biggest Panthers homer you'll ever meet, is smitten with Newton to the point that he'd take Cam after only Aaron Rodgers. Wilson had Rodgers, Ben Roethlisberger, Drew Brees, Michael Vick and then Newton. Whether second or fifth, it's a testament to just how well Newton's played the first two months of the season.

At this point, biggest question is whether Cam can sustain that level of play for the rest of the season. Alrighty, talking starts below...

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Posted on: October 28, 2011 9:57 pm
 

Pick-6 Podcast: Around the NFL, Week 8 previews

Posted by Will Brinson & Ryan Wilson

In this week's Game of the Year, the Patriots head to Pittsburgh to face the Steelers. As you've no doubt heard by now, Tom Brady is 6-1 against the Steelers, his only loss coming during the 2004 regular season (three months later, he'd return to Heinz Field to beat Pittsburgh in the AFC Championship Game).

But Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger is playing some of his best football of the season, and the defense is coming together despite key injuries among the front seven (James Harrison and Aaron Smith are out, Casey Hampton and James Farrior are banged up). So will this be the game that Pittsburgh finally gets the best of Brady and the Pats? Compounding matters: Bill Belichick is 12-3 coming off the bye week.

Other Week 8 topics: Are the Eagles still in "must win" territory? Are the Lions begging for an upset? Can Indy finally win? Is Miami really a sleeper team this week? And are you ready for some Tebowing?

And Paul Bessire of PredictionMachine.com drops by for his weekly visit to break down the best gambling options for this week.

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Posted on: October 26, 2011 10:27 pm
Edited on: October 28, 2011 8:43 pm
 

Pick-6 Podcast: Previewing Pats-Steelers

Posted by Will Brinson & Ryan Wilson

Eye on Football analyst Andy Benoit joins the podcast to preview a big Week 8 matchup: Patriots-Steelers. Tom Brady has had his way with Pittsburgh's defense in recent years, and is one of the few NFL quarterbacks who seem unfazed by Dick LeBeau, zone blitzes, or Troy Polamalu's hair. But is this the game the Steelers can finally get to Brady and beat the Pats? (Answer: you have to listen to find out.)

The discussion then turns to the Colts and whether they should fire head coach Jim Caldwell (and if Jim Tressel would be a good replacement). Other topics: what's going on with Titans running back Chris Johnson, why the Chargers are struggling, if the Chiefs are for real, and who has the edge in the Eagles-Cowboys game.

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