Tag:Pick-6 Podcast
Posted on: October 21, 2011 10:43 am
 

Pick-6 Podcast: Previewing the NFL, Week 7

Posted by Will Brinson & Ryan Wilson

We never imaged there'd be a storyline that would overtake Tim Tebow's first start of the season, but the Raiders traded for Carson Palmer this week, going all-in on the 2011 season.

So we lead with Palmer and his new team facing the Chiefs, then talk about Tebow facing the Dolphins in Miami where he will be honored at halftime (seriously), before turning our attention to other first-time starters this season: John Beck replaces Rex Grossman in Washington, and rookie Christian Ponder takes over for Donovan McNabb in Minnesota.

We also preview the rest of the Week 7 action before having weekly guest Paul Bessire of PredictionMachine.com stop by to offer up some expert advice on -- you guessed it -- accurately predicting this week's winners. 

Talking starts ... now.

Just hit the play button below to listen (and did we mention that you should subscribe to the podcast via iTunes?). If you can't listen to the podcast below, download it here. And if you'd like to keep working while listening in your browser, pop that puppy out in a new tab here.


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Posted on: October 17, 2011 4:30 pm
 

Podcast: NFL Week 6, 'What's your deal?' edition

Posted by Will Brinson & Ryan Wilson

Another week is in the books and this one includes some coach-on-coach midfield crime. By now, you've heard about Jim Harbaugh vs. Jim Schwartz: handshakes, shoves and naughty words. Naturally, we talk about that, as well as the fact the both the 49ers and the Lions are 5-1. 

Additionally, we wonder what's going on with Jason Garrett's play-calling for the Cowboys, and how the NFC South now shakes out. (If you recall during the last podcast, Will convinced Ryan that the Panthers were the second-best team in the NFC South. No one believes that after the Bucs beat the Saints and Atlanta whipped up on Carolina.)

We also discuss what the Raiders do now that Jason Campbell's done for the season and the offense is in Kyle Boller's not-so-capable hands, whether Rex Grossman deserves another shot at the starting gig in Washington (no), if the Eagles can still make a playoff run (yes), and if we should be talking about the Ravens as the best team in the NFL (maybe).

Chatting starts promptly...

Just hit the play button below to listen (and did we mention that you should subscribe to the podcast via iTunes?). If you can't listen to the podcast below, download it here. And if you'd like to keep working while listening in your browser, pop that puppy out in a new tab here.


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Posted on: October 13, 2011 11:10 pm
Edited on: October 14, 2011 9:21 am
 

Podcast: Darnell Dockett, Week 6 NFL Film Room

Posted by Will Brinson & Ryan Wilson

Arizona Cardinals defensive lineman Darnell Dockett stops by the show to talk about his work with Dick's Sporting Goods in their fight against breast cancer. He also discusses his team's tough start, his adjustment to Arizona's new defense, and Donovan McNabb's comments before the Vikings-Cards game.

CBSSports.com's Xs and Os guru Andy Benoit then joins Will Brinson to break down the Week 6 games. They also touch on the Eagles' demise, why the Cover-2 is dying, whether the Falcons can bounce back, the second-best team in the NFC (Lions or Saints?), if the Bills can stay hot against the Giants, how many points we could see in the Cowboys-Patriots game and who's on the ol' hot seat.

And that's just the first 10 minutes (kidding, kidding). Either way, football chatting starts ... now.

Just hit the play button below to listen (and did we mention that you should subscribe to the podcast via iTunes?). If you can't listen to the podcast below, download it here. And if you'd like to keep working while listening in your browser, pop that puppy out in a new tab here.


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Posted on: September 30, 2011 3:46 pm
 

Pick-6 Podcast: Previewing the NFL, Week 4

Posted by Will Brinson & Ryan Wilson

It's the Friday preview podcast and we take a look at the biggest games on the Week 4 schedule, starting with Steelers-Texans. 

Both teams are 2-1, with Pittsburgh squeaking by Indianapolis last Sunday night while Houston blew the win against New Orleans. If the previous three weeks are any indication, this game will come down to the Texans' strength -- their offense -- versus the Steelers' strength -- their defense. Breaking it down further: who ya got -- Andre Johnson or Troy Polamalu?(Intersestingly, Houston's defense is still mediocre, as is Pittsburgh's offense -- at least on paper.)

We also discuss Patriots-Raiders (no way New England loses two in a row, right? Right?!), Jets-Ravens (Rex Ryan Reunion Bowl), the obligatory Brinson Bowl (any game involving the Panthers, who travel to Chicago this weekend), as well as Lions-Cowboys. 

Finally, PredictionMachine.com's Paul Bessire stops by to offer up some expert advice on -- you guessed it -- accurately predicting this week's winners.

Talking starts ... now.

Hit the play button below to listen (and did we mention that you should subscribe to the podcast via iTunes?). If you can't listen to the podcast below, download it here. And if you'd like to keep working while listening in your browser, pop that puppy out in a new tab here.


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Posted on: September 23, 2011 9:05 am
Edited on: September 23, 2011 10:31 am
 

Pick-6 Podcast: Stevie Johnson, Week 3 matchups

Posted by Will Brinson & Ryan Wilson

In this Friday preview podcast, we talk to Buffalo wide receiver Stevie Johnson, who helps set the stage for Sunday's Patriots-Bills game, a matchup between two undefeated AFC East teams. New England has won 15 consecutive meetings, though Buffalo's last win was a huge one: a 31-0 shellacking to open the season back in 2003, when Gregg Williams was the head coach and some guy named Drew Brees Bledsoe was the starting quarterback. The 2011 squad might be the best equipped to break the 15-game drought.

We also preview the other big weekend matchups, including Jets-Raiders, Texans-Saints, Ravens-Rams, the Gabbert-Newton Bowl, and the Sunday night showdown between the Steelers and Colts.

Finally, PredictionMachine.com's Paul Bessire stops by to offer up some expert advice on -- you guessed it -- accurately predicting this week's winners.

Talking starts promptly...

Hit the play button below to listen (and did we mention that you should subscribe to the podcast via iTunes?). If you can't listen to the podcast below, download it here. And if you'd like to keep working while listening in your browser, pop that puppy out in a new tab here.


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Posted on: September 16, 2011 6:33 pm
 

Pick-6 Podcast: Previewing the Week 2 matchups

Posted by Will Brinson & Ryan Wilson

It's only Week 2, but anytime the Chargers and Patriots get together it's a big game. Need more proof? New England quarterback Tom Brady jokingly told the Gillette Stadium crowd to "get lubed up" for the 4:15 p.m. start. He doesn't make such suggestions when the Bengals are coming to town.

(Worth pointing out: a Pats spokesman later clarified that Brady wasn't, in fact, encouraging people to get drunk on alcoholic beverages but to hydrate properly. Duly noted.)

Vegas likes New England by 7.5, which seems high until you remember that Brady is just back from South Florida where he threw for 517 yards against a pretty good Dolphins defense. The Chargers, meanwhile, struggled at home against a mediocre Vikings outfit, but when you have Philip Rivers throwing to Vincent Jackson and Antonio Gates, an offensive explosion is always a few plays away.

This is all a longwinded way of saying: we don't know what to expect but it should make for compelling football.

We preview the 15 other Sunday games, too, including the meeting of unlikely 1-0 teams (Oakland vs. Buffalo and Arizona vs. Washington), as well as the Browns-Colts, where Cleveland is favored. (This is not a misprint just very, very sad.)

Finally, we welcome Paul Bessire from PredictionMachine.com to the show. Using nothing more than an abacus and a protractor*, he simulates each game 50,000 times and predicts the outcome. Let's just say he takes his job seriously.

Hit the play button below to listen (and did we mention that you should subscribe to the podcast via iTunes?). If you can't listen to the podcast below, download it here. And if you'd like to keep working while listening in your browser, pop that puppy out in a new tab here.



* fine print: he also uses some pretty powerful computers

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Posted on: August 26, 2011 8:50 am
 

Podcast: Newton vs. Dalton, Fouts on young QBs

Posted by Will Brinson & Ryan Wilson

Dan Fouts joins the show to talk about today's young quarterbacks -- Cam Newton, Tim Tebow, Terrelle Pryor -- as well as concussions and the new kickoff rule.

Will and Ryan also break down Thursday night's preseason action, discussing whether Newton looked good enough to take the starting gig in Carolina, and if Andy Dalton is improving as fast as it appeared -- or he just looked like it relative to Newton. (CBSSports.com's Clark Judge was at the game and he's not sure Newton's ready for what he's about to face.)

Then there's the ongoning Chris Johnson saga in Tennessee, the quarterback competion between Rex Grossman and John Beck in DC, whether the Ravens' offensive line can keep Joe Flacco upright, if the Steelers did the right thing in signing Lawrence Timmons before Troy Polamalu and much, much more.

Conversatin' starts … now (and while we have you, remember to subscribe to the podcast via iTunes). If you can't listen to the podcast below, download it here. And if you'd like to keep working while listening in your browser, pop that puppy out in a new tab here.



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Posted on: August 24, 2011 3:10 pm
 

Podcast: Kerry Collins, Von Miller and Fins new O

Posted by Will Brinson & Ryan Wilson

We figured Brett Favre would pull a Favre before Kerry Collins did, but the Colts signed Collins out of retirement Tuesday because there are legitimate concerns that Manning won't be ready for the start of the regular season.

And anybody who watched Indianapolis in preseason is intimately familiar with the fact that, as interim replacements for Manning, Curtis Painter and Dan Orlovsky provide the team with one thing: pole position in the Andrew Luck sweepstakes. Collins may be old, but he's the best option to bridge the gap and minimize the damage between now and whenever Manning can return.

Because this is the NFL, we again talk Tim Tebow, who now appears to be the Broncos' fourth-best quarterback. Will Brinson catches up with the only person on Earth yet to be asked about Tebow: Denver first-round pick, rookie linebacker Von Miller.

We also touch on Terrelle Pryor, Garrard over Gabbert, the Dolphins' new high-powered offense, the number of games Kenny Britt and Aqib Talib can expect to be suspended, and the moxy of Browns quarterback Colt McCoy.

Yapping starts … now (and while we have you, remember to subscribe to the podcast via iTunes). If you can't listen to the podcast below, download it here. And if you'd like to keep working while listening in your browser, pop that puppy out in a new tab here.




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