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 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.

DDFP 568: 'Ladies Night' Frelund, Adams & Wolfe take over the DDFP!  

Dave Dameshek is joined by some very talented analysts from across NFL Media, all of whom happen to be women. Kay Adams, Cynthia Frelund and Colleen Wolfe sit down with Shek to talk about the nuances of the new celebration rules and what changes they would personally implement in 2017. Also, the ladies talk about the loudest sports venues and review Dave's pick for the first Sheky category of the year, best doughnut. Lastly, Cynthia, Colleen and Kay describe how they each got to where they are today in their careers and offer advice to those who also want to work in sports.

DDFP 567: Best NFL team in Florida, AFC West & Are the Pats a SB LII lock?  

Dave Dameshek is joined by Ike Taylor and Colleen Wolfe to answer the best football and game of life questions from current players as well as members of the Shek Republic. The fellas and Colleen debate which QB drafted since 2010 will be considered the best 25 years from now, as well as which players from the 2017 Draft will ultimately make it into the Hall of Fame. Also, everyone makes their case for the best NFL team in Florida and determines whether or not the Patriots are a lock to win Super Bowl LII. Lastly, in the "game of life" category, Ike and Colleen talk about which summer movies they are most looking forward to seeing and the best brunch foods.

DDFP 566: College All-Americans vs. Falcons & Half Empty, Half Full: Titans  

Dave Dameshek is joined by Marc Istook and Patrick Claybon to discuss the NBA Finals, their "life résumé" accolades and whether or not the 2016 College All-Americans could beat the 2016 Atlanta Falcons. Also, in another edition of "Half Empty, Half Full" the fellas talk about the positives and negatives facing the Tennessee Titans ahead of the 2017 NFL season. Plus, the guys participate in a coaching-themed surprise game show and discuss the best comedy movies of the past few decades. Lastly, Shek reads responses from members of the Shek Republic about which all-time NFL teams and players fell short of high expectations.

DDFP 565: All-time underachieving teams & Week 1: Savage or Watson?  

Dave Dameshek is joined by Cynthia Frelund, Matt "Money" Smith and Maurice Jones-Drew to discuss the NFL teams that famously fell short of expectations in response to the latest news regarding Tiger Woods and his decline from the top. The fellas and Cynthia also preview the upcoming NBA Finals and determine if the 1989 All-NBA team would beat the 2017 squad. Then, thanks to MJD's return, the guys discuss the next season of Game of Thrones and debate the best format for this year's fantasy league. Lastly, in this edition of "Cynthesize It!" Cynthia breaks down why she believes DeAndre Hopkins will have an impressive 2017 season.

DDFP 564: Best of Ike Taylor & Maurice Jones-Drew, Vol. 1  

Dave Dameshek turns it over to two of our DDFP favorites, Ike Taylor and Maurice Jones-Drew, for Vol. 1 of their best moments on the show from this past season. From the time the guys co-hosted the show in Shek's absence to their fantastic commentary during Joe Buck's visit, Ike and Maurice have clearly proven they are deserving of the "Best of" treatment. Relive MJD's emotional draft story, gain some valuable game of life advice from Dear Ikey and perhaps even indulge in some football analysis with the help of "Ike's Corner Corner." 

DDFP 563: 2017 Rule Changes & Half Empty, Half Full: Ravens & Browns  

Dave Dameshek is joined by Handsome Hank and Cynthia Frelund to react to the latest 2017 NFL rule changes. Also, in response to the league relaxing rules on celebrations, Dave tells the story of when Adam Carolla invented an infamous touchdown "celebration" later used by Doug Baldwin for Tom Cruise and Jon Hamm. Then, in this edition of "Half Empty, Half Full" the fellas and Cynthia look at the positives and negatives facing both the Ravens and Browns. Lastly, for "Cynthesize It!" Cynthia makes the case for Matthew Stafford being better than Big Ben. 

DDFP 562: Half Empty, Half Full: Eagles, NFC East & Producer Conference  

Dave Dameshek is joined by the first couple of Philadelphia sports, Colleen Wolfe and John Gonzalez, to discuss Philly fans' booing philosophy, and rank the city's true sports rivals. Also, in this edition of "Half Empty, Half Full" Colleen and John predict where the Eagles will finish in the NFC East this season. Then, EmmaVP reads Shek's "internal" memo to the producers, where he shows his true colors in defining a new code of conduct for show production in the offseason. Plus, another Producer Conference, covering the NBA, rompers for men and best movie theater treats!

DDFP 561: Kaepernicks's future, 'Top 100' 70-61 & Actor redundancies  

Dave Dameshek is joined by Handsome Hank and Bald Bryan to discuss Colin Kaepernick's future and where he could realistically land in response to the rumors of interest from Seattle. Then, the fellas revisit Bald Bryan's ongoing list of "actor redundancies" and review some of the greatest movie streaks by prominent actors, highlighting Harrison Ford and Tom Hanks. Plus, Producer Sully provides his latest football player-food comparison list, this time drawing parallels between defenders and popular snack foods.

DDFP 560: '17 Seahawks w/ Cliff Avril & Rivers debate w/ Casey Hayward  

Dave Dameshek is first joined by Seattle Seahawks defensive end Cliff Avril to discuss his team's dominant defense and how they plan to bounce back in 2017. Also, Shek asks Cliff about Earl Thomas being the Seahawks' "jenga piece" and gets his insider's perspective on the Richard Sherman trade rumors. Then, in response to Shek referring to Philip Rivers as a "borderline" Hall of Famer on NFL Network's Top 100 reaction show, Chargers cornerback Casey Hayward joins the show to defend his teammate. Plus, Casey weighs in on how the Chargers plan to win the AFC West this season and details his Los Angeles moving plans.

DDFP 559: 2017's Top 200 Players & Who should sign LeGarrette Blount?  

Dave Dameshek is joined by Michael Fabiano and Cynthia Frelund to discuss Fabs' recently released list of the Top 200 Players for 2017. The fellas and Cynthia talk about the potential strategy the Raiders will utilize with the return of Marshawn Lynch, as well as the impact Eddie Lacy could have in Seattle. Also, the guys determine which running backs are prime for breakout 2017 seasons, highlighting Jordan Howard's performance so far in Chicago. Lastly, with LeGarrette Blount's future still being uncertain, the guys discuss the best potential landing spots for him this season.

DDFP 558: Lynch vs. Charles vs. Peterson & Evaluating the 'Top 100' so far  

Dave Dameshek is joined by Handsome Hank and Patrick Claybon to discuss the news of Jamaal Charles signing with the Denver Broncos and how this affects C.J. Anderson going forward. The guys also debate which newly relocated running back, including Jamaal Charles, Marshawn Lynch, Adrian Peterson and Mike Gillislee, will have the most success in 2017. Then, the fellas react to the list of players revealed so far from the "Top 100 Players of 2017" and discuss if Alex Smith deserves his current spot. Plus, the guys rank the Star Wars movies in honor of May the 4th!

DDFP 557: 2017 Draft Rounds 1-7 recap & Who should pick up Jay Cutler?  

Dave Dameshek is joined by Handsome Hank, Matt "Money" Smith and Cynthia Frelund to break down the 2017 NFL Draft, beginning with the Chicago Bears' controversial pick of Mitchell Trubisky. Also, Dave details his positive experience in Philadelphia, while also calling out Philly fans for inadvertently booing themselves during speeches from the Commissioner and Drew Pearson. Then, the fellas and Cynthia discuss the Chargers' impressive picks and commend the Browns and Jets for not reaching for QBs this year. Lastly, Money declares the Chiefs as one of his Draft losers and the guys talk about the best potential fits for Jay Cutler now that the Draft is complete.

DDFP 556: Draft Rd 1 recap & Bears fandom w/ Kay Adams & Kyle Brandt  

Dave Dameshek is joined by Good Morning Football hosts Kay Adams and Kyle Brandt from the Logan Hotel in Philadelphia to review the first round of the 2017 NFL Draft. Also, Shek asks Kay and Kyle about their Chicago Bears fandom and how they feel about the team selecting Mitchell Trubisky. Then, Kay and Kyle describe their "Life Resumes" as well as their career paths in media. Lastly, Shek poses his latest elimination style game to Kay and Kyle, as they rank pizza, TV, sex and their own favorite activity.

DDFP 555: 2017 NFL Draft Player Interviews Special!  

Dave Dameshek is joined by Ike Taylor in Philadelphia, the site of the 2017 NFL Draft, to interview the top players selected in the first round, including Deshaun Watson, Leonard Fournette, Mitchell Trubisky, Jamal Adams and Jonathan Allen. The fellas ask the NFL's newest rookies about their emotions leading up to being drafted and how they plan to contribute to their teams in 2017. The guys also interview Texas A&M head coach Kevin Sumlin to discuss the impact his former player, Myles Garrett will have on the Cleveland Browns' defense.

DDFP 554: Mailbag! | Ike's Draft sleepers & MJD on playing through injury  

Dave Dameshek is joined by Ike Taylor and Maurice Jones-Drew as they answer some of the most pressing questions from you, the fans! Ike lays out his top Draft sleepers, and dishes out some solid romance advice while MJD talks about what it’s like for athletes to play through injury, and what he thinks of the Jaguars draft strategy.

DDFP 553: Duane Brown on the Texans QB situation & 2017 NFL schedule  

Dave Dameshek is joined by Handsome Hank to discuss the 2017 NFL schedule being released today as they broke down the games week by week. Shek and Hank also played a game of Over/Undies and have a Mock Draft of Things: fictional football players edition. Then, Shek is joined by Houston Texans left tackle Duane Brown who spoke about Tony Romo retiring, Tom Savage playing quarterback and blocking J.J. Watt.

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