NFL: The Dave Dameshek Football Program

NFL: The Dave Dameshek Football Program

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Dave Dameshek sets his gaze on the NFL landscape to analyze, celebrate and - when necessary - offer improvements to America’s true national pastime from a true fan’s perspective. From his previous broadcasting stops on ESPN Radio, the Adam Carolla Radio Show and the 'Daves of Thunder' podcast, to his written work on 'Jimmy Kimmel Live', 'The Man Show' and, Dave always agrees with what he’s got to say. Dave is joined each week by's Adam Rank for some much-needed hooey and applesauce. On this podcast, nothing is off-limits... Except some stuff.


DDFP 588: Rams-Chargers Training Camp Extravaganza  

Dave Dameshek is joined by Chargers CB Casey Hayward, Rams punter Johnny Hekker and Rams WR Cooper Kupp at the L.A. teams' joint training camp practice in Irvine, California. Shek and Casey talk about the fights that broke out at camp and who he would line up against on the Raiders. Then, Hekker details his pep talks as well as his thoughts on kicking barefoot. Lastly, Cooper Kupp discusses his experience working with Coach McVay. Plus, a fan joins the show and Shek tests his knowledge of the DDFP.

DDFP 587: Ranking NFC South QBs & Dolphins playoff chances w/ Cutler  

Dave Dameshek is joined by Handsome Hank and CBS Sports' Will Brinson to discuss the impact of Jay Cutler signing with the Dolphins and whether or not they can still be a playoff team this year. The fellas also rank the QBs in the NFC South and name the worst rules across all professional sports. Then, Shek attempts to resolve a workplace dispute among producers Sully, Eddie Spaghetti and sideline reporter Savy, before finally turning the episode over to them, as they recap the most recent episode of Game of Thrones.

DDFP 586: Ryan Tannehill's shaky knee & Game of Game of Thrones  

Shek fought through the pain much like Ronnie Lott or Jack Youngblood have, to podcast laying flat on his back tucked in his bed. Resident Miami Dolphins fan, Handsome Hank, was kind enough to kibitz with the ailing Shek about Ryan Tannehill's balky knee and potential quarterback replacements if he did get injured. Plus, a bonus update on the DDFP Game of Game of Thrones fantasy league at the end of the show by Eddie Spaghetti, Sideline Savy and Sully. 

DDFP 585: 2017 Pro Football Hall of Fame edition  

Dave Dameshek was joined by NFL Network's own and class of 2017 Pro Football Hall of Fame inductees LaDainian Tomlinson, Kurt Warner and Terrell Davis. Shek spoke with them about their journey to becoming Hall of Fame players including their most memorable plays in their careers. 

DDFP 584: NFC teams not making the playoffs  

Dave Dameshek is joined by Cole Wright and Cynthia Frelund to go division by division in the "Davey Downer" segment predicting which teams in the NFC they believe are definitely not going to make the playoffs this season.

DDFP 583: AFC teams not making the playoffs & Dolphins vs. Patriots  

Dave Dameshek is joined by Patrick Claybon and Cynthia Frelund to discuss their list of reasons why the New England Patriots won’t end up winning the Super Bowl this year, detailing some of the challenges the team will face. Also, Shek explains why he thinks the Dolphins could potentially win the AFC East in 2017. Then, in the new "Davey Downer" segment, the fellas and Cynthia go division by division predicting which teams in the AFC they believe are definitely not going to make the playoffs this season.

DDFP 582: Le'Veon Bell's future in Pittsburgh & Ike's Corner Corner  

Dave Dameshek is joined by Ike Taylor and junior welterweight boxer Regis Prograis to discuss Le'Veon Bell's contract negotiations and his future with the Steelers now that he is still without a long term deal. Ike spoke with Bell about his mindset going forward and provides his own insight into when a deal could eventually happen. Also, Shek asks Regis about the upcoming Mayweather vs. McGregor fight and how long he could last in the ring with Mike Tyson. Lastly, the fellas answer questions submitted by Vikings CB Xavier Rhodes and Jaguars CB A.J. Bouye.

DDFP 581: Behind the scenes with the 'All or Nothing' director  

Dave Dameshek and actor Brian Baumgartner were joined by All or Nothing: A season with the Los Angeles Rams director Shannon Furman who gave them an inside look at creating the show for Amazon. She also told yet another funny story about dinosaur non-believer Will Hayes, gave her firsthand account on the day Jeff Fisher was fired and explained how her relationship with the Rams players developed. 

DDFP 580: '17 Chargers w/ Melvin Gordon & GoT recap w/ Will Blackmon  

Dave Dameshek is first joined by Cynthia Frelund and Redskins safety Will Blackmon to talk about Kirk Cousins' future in Washington and which of the teams he's played for has the best uniforms and local food. Also, Michael Fabiano joins the show to break down the season premiere of Game of Thrones and provide his projections based on the Week 1 results of the 2nd annual "Game of Game of Thrones." Then, Shek is joined by Chargers RB Melvin Gordon to talk about his expectations for his team this season, how often he hits the gym and his living situation in Los Angeles.

DDFP 579: Best NFL golfers & defining a 'player's coach' w/ Carson Palmer  

Dave Dameshek is joined by actor Brian Baumgartner to discuss his Green Bay Packers fandom, if grown men should wear NFL jerseys and Brian's time on The Office. Then, Arizona Cardinals QB Carson Palmer calls in to talk about the American Century Celebrity Golf Championship at Lake Tahoe, the true definition of a "player's coach," as well as his head coach, Bruce Arians' use of colorful language. 

DDFP 578: '17 Texans w/ Braxton Miller & Best CB Duos w/ Chris Harris Jr.  

Dave Dameshek is first joined by Matt "Money" Smith and Texans wide receiver Braxton Miller to discuss his versatility as a player, his relationship with coach Bill O'Brien and his experience learning the offense as a rookie. Then, Shek is joined by Cynthia Frelund and Broncos CB Chris Harris Jr. to talk about the best defenses of this century, the best CB duos and his excitement for the new season of Game of Thrones. Plus, Cynthia does a special Chris Harris Jr. edition of "Cynthesize It!"

DDFP 577: 'All or Nothing' and The Elimination Chamber with AJ Hawk  

Dave Dameshek and actor Brian Baumgartner are joined by former NFL linebacker A.J. Hawk to kibitz about his new job at FS1, the second year of Amazon's "All or Nothing: A Season with the Los Angeles Rams" and the Hawk family tailgating rituals. Plus, Shek and the guys also played The Elimination Chamber: Decades of Music.

DDFP 575: Deep dive into 'All or Nothing' with Keith Cossrow  

Dave Dameshek and actor Brian Baumgartner are joined by "All or Nothing" coordinating producer Keith Cossrow to discuss everything about "All or Nothing" with the Los Angeles Rams, including what it was like to be there when Jeff Fisher was fired, how Jon Hamm has become perfect in his role on the show and if the crew becomes invested in the team. 

DDFP 575: Best of Events: Rams Camp, Pie-Off, Shekys, DDFP 500 & SB LI  

Relive some of the greatest moments from the DDFP's "Special Events" shows of the past year, beginning with Dave Dameshek's visit to L.A. Rams training camp all the way through our Super Bowl LI show from Houston, Texas. Shek also revisits our celebration of the show's 500th episode, the exciting conclusion of Pie-Off V and the annual honoring of "Best Non-Football-Playing Guest" and "Best Fruit" at the 2016 Sheky Awards.

DDFP 574: The Reality of Head Coach Firings & Finishing a Losing Season  

Dave Dameshek is joined by actor Brian Baumgartner to discuss the rise and fall of the 2016 Los Angeles Rams as depicted in Amazon's second season of All or Nothing. The guys hone in on Jeff Fisher's firing and discuss what must've been going on in the minds of the coaching staff and the players when he was fired mid-season. Also, the guys delve into the realities of how teams stay motivated during a losing season and the development of Jared Goff as we get closer to the start of his second year.

DDFP 573: 2017 Packers, Trash Talking Tips & Brady vs. Rodgers  

Dave Dameshek is joined by Ike Taylor and Colleen Wolfe for another Q&A session where they answer football and "game of life" questions from the fans and NFL players. 1. Which QB who lost his last SB is most likely to win another? 2. What's the best animated film of all-time? 3. Will the Packers make the Super Bowl this year? 4. What's the best sporting event for a date? 5. Would you still start Brady over Rodgers at this point in their careers? 6. What do you think of today's generation of music?

DDFP 572: Dak vs. Carr & Will the Rams or Chargers win over L.A. fans?  

Dave Dameshek is joined by Cynthia Frelund and Matt "Money" Smith to discuss Money's new job with the Chargers and determine whether his new team or the Rams will ultimately win over L.A. sports fans. Also, the fellas and Cynthia debate whether Dak Prescott or Derek Carr will reach the most Super Bowls and who has the tougher division. Then, in this edition of "Cynthesize It!" Cynthia breaks down her analytics-based prediction for the order of the final ten players on the "Top 100" list. Lastly, Alex Gelhar joins the show to participate in a TV show themed "Elimination Chamber."

DDFP 571: Rooting for divisional foes & Pass rushing duos w/ Cam Jordan  

Dave Dameshek is joined by Handsome Hank, Ike Taylor and New Orleans Saints defensive end Cam Jordan to engage in another Q&A session where they respond to questions from fans and current NFL players. 1. Who are your top 5 players of 2017? 2. What superhero or villain best represents your style of play? 3. Does any team have a better pass rushing duo than Bosa and Ingram? 4. Should fans and players root for their divisional foes after they're eliminated from contention? 

DDFP 570: '17 Ravens offense, Falcons secondary & Bleu cheese vs. Ranch  

Dave Dameshek is joined by Colleen Wolfe and Ike Taylor to answer the most pressing football and "game of life" questions presented by members of the Shek Republic and current NFL players. 1. If the Ravens get Decker where would you rank their offense in the AFC North? 2. Will the Falcons' secondary return to dominance in 2017? 3. What's the biggest animal you could take in a fight? 4. Who has the best defense of all time? 5. If you could create an expansion team for any sport, where would they be located and what would be their mascot?

DDFP 569: Best & Worst O-Lines and 'The Ross Tucker Donut Challenge'  

Dave Dameshek is joined by Ross Tucker and Handsome Hank to discuss if the Patriots qualify as the NFL's "super team" and the attitude differences among the league's most popular fan bases. Then, in the "The Food Block," Shek challenges Ross to make good on a doughnut-related claim from last summer. Also, in our new segment, "Let's Be Brief" the fellas attempt to speedily answer a series of football and "game of life" questions. Plus, the guys are joined by a surprise guest who happens to have a killer Ross Tucker impression.

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