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 544: Patriots offseason moves, Position Group Elite 8 & Song Draft  

Dave Dameshek is joined by Cynthia Frelund and Gregg Rosenthal to discuss the Patriots' many offseason moves and determine whether or not anyone can beat them in 2017. The fellas and Cynthia also talk about Ben Roethlisberger's comments on his retirement and why they may need to be taken more seriously. Also, Dave brings back the "Song Draft" to select his next tune, as well as critique the choices made by his guests and behind-the-glass. Lastly, the guys weigh in on the Elite 8 matchups of the Best Position Group Bracket and EmmaVP reveals the Final Four contenders.

DDFP 543: Half Empty, Half Full: Jaguars, Unsigned QBs & Julian Edelman  

Dave Dameshek is joined by Handsome Hank to discuss FBI Director James Comey's hatred for the New England Patriots, as well as determine the very worst day of the sports year. The fellas also discuss the remaining unsigned quarterbacks and whether they would rather have Jay Cutler or Colin Kaepernick on their team in 2017. Then, Fantasy Hipster Matt Harmon joins the show to discuss the positives and negatives facing the Jacksonville Jaguars ahead of the 2017 season in this edition of "Half Empty, Half Full." Lastly, Shek sits down with Julian Edelman to talk about his game day routine, his spectacular Super Bowl catch and charitable plans for his facial hair.


DDFP 542: Darrelle Revis, Browns' long-term outlook & Bracket results  

Dave Dameshek is joined by Handsome Hank for another edition of the DDFP Producer Conference, in which the fellas answer football and game of life questions from behind-the-glass. The guys also welcome back Producer Sully and review the results of round one of Shek's Best All-Time Position Group bracket. A sampling of today's questions:

1. Would Darrelle Revis be a good fit for the Steelers?

2. Will the Browns win a Super Bowl in Shek's lifetime?

3. How much did Shek pay in taxes back in 2005?

DDFP 541: NFC North outlook & Free Agency update with Geoff Schwartz  

Dave Dameshek is joined by Handsome Hank and Geoff Schwartz to evaluate free agency so far and discuss what makes a good offensive lineman in the NFL. The fellas also celebrate Pi Day and talk about the "Do's & Don'ts" of kids birthday parties. Also, in this edition of "Half Empty, Half Full" Schwartz weighs the positives and negatives facing his brother's team, the Chiefs, ahead of the 2017 NFL season. Lastly, EmmaVP reveals the winners of the first half of the Round of 32 in Shek's Best All-Time Franchise Position Group bracket challenge.

DDFP 540: Free Agency latest: Osweiler, Jeffery, Jackson, Romo & more!  

Dave Dameshek is joined by Patrick Claybon and Cynthia Frelund to react and respond to the latest free agency news from around the league. The fellas and Cynthia discuss Brock Osweiler's trade to Cleveland and what the Browns may plan to do at the quarterback position. Then, the guys react to Alshon Jeffery signing with the Eagles, as well as the impact of A.J. Bouye's trade to the Jaguars. Also, in this edition of "Cynthesize It!" Cynthia breaks down the ins and outs of free agency, including the complexities of salary cap space and setting the market value for specific positions. Lastly, everyone weighs in on where both Colin Kaepernick and Tony Romo will land.

DDFP 539: Best sports records, Rams' uniforms & Pancakes vs. waffles  

Dave Dameshek is joined by Marcas Grant for the inaugural DDFP Producers' Press Conference where the fellas answer a series of football and "game of life" questions from behind-the-glass. A sampling of today's conversation topics:

1. Which free agents would you stay away from and why?

2. What are the toughest records in all of sports to break?

3. Would you rather have a private island or a million dollars?

4. What does the Uniform Monitor think of the Rams' new uniforms?

5. Waffles or pancakes, how say you?


DDFP 538: Malcolm Jenkins on Chip Kelly, Colin Kaepernick & the NFLPA  

Dave Dameshek sits down with Philadelphia Eagles safety Malcolm Jenkins at Gatlin's BBQ in Houston, Texas to discuss if New Orleans has better food than Philadelphia, as well as Malcolm's limited experience with tailgating football games. Then, Shek asks Jenkins about his experience playing for Chip Kelly and if he believes Kelly will ultimately get the last laugh. Also, Malcolm weighs in on Colin Kaepernick's protest and how he believes athletes can effectively utilize their platforms for social and political causes. Lastly, Shek and Malcolm decide to create their own gold jackets for people they choose to be in their "Hall of Great."

DDFP 537: Free agency news, 'Hall of All' & Cowboys: Half Empty, Half Full  

Dave Dameshek is joined by Marc Istook to discuss Jamaal Charles' release from the Chiefs and where he falls in the rankings of best all-time Chiefs running backs. Then, Patrick Claybon joins the fellas to talk about potential landing spots for Adrian Peterson, Bill Polian's comments regarding Terrell Owens and the best spots for fast food burgers. Plus, Shek debuts Claybon's intro song! Shek and Marc also revisit the "Hall of All," naming their top ten candidates across all professional sports for this honor. Lastly, in this edition of "Half Empty, Half Full" the guys discuss the positives and negatives facing the Dallas Cowboys ahead of the 2017 season.

DDFP 536: The QB Carousel & Best franchise position groups of all-time  

Dave Dameshek is joined by Handsome Hank, Matt "Money" Smith and Cynthia Frelund to discuss where Tony Romo, Jay Cutler and Kirk Cousins will end up next season and whether or not there is life on other planets. Also, the fellas and Cynthia choose their favorite football family trios, as well as the best holiday treats. Plus, in this edition of "Half Empty, Half Full" the guys discuss the positives and negatives facing the Miami Dolphins ahead of the 2017 season. Lastly, Shek provides a comprehensive list of potential best all-time position groups for a single franchise across professional sports and each guest declares a top three.

DDFP 535: 'The Maurice 5' & College All-Americans vs. Cleveland Browns  

Dave Dameshek is joined by Handsome Hank and Maurice Jones-Drew to determine whether or not the college first-team All-Americans could beat the Cleveland Browns and if Adrian Peterson could potentially be a good fit for the Giants. Also, in the debut of the DDFP Halftime Show segment, Shek plays an interesting 1979 interview of "Hollywood" Henderson talking about his teammate D.D. Lewis. Lastly, MJD provides his annual telling of 'The Maurice 5,' an in-depth look back at his NFL Draft experience and all five running backs taken ahead of him in 2006.

DDFP 534: Best QB trios, Dear Ikey & Half Empty, Half Full: Giants  

Dave Dameshek is joined by Handsome Hank and Ike Taylor to discuss who they think the Patriots should play in the 2017 kickoff game, the Patriots' "Blitz for Six" trademark and Byron Maxwell's comments about the Dolphins' secondary. Also, in this edition of "Half Empty, Half Full" the fellas discuss the positives and negatives facing the New York Giants and how optimistic they should be ahead of the 2017 season. Lastly, based on Jimmy Garoppolo and Tony Romo's potential trade value, the guys talk about the best quarterback trios in the NFL.

DDFP 533: Half Empty, Half Full: Jets with Jonah Keri & Best days in life  

Dave Dameshek is joined by Handsome Hank, Matt "Money" Smith and Jonah Keri to breakdown the Jets' 2016 season and discuss the team's positives and negatives as they prepare for the 2017 season in a new edition of "Half Empty, Half Full." Also, the fellas delve into an animated debate regarding whether or not a hamburger is a sandwich and discuss the best days in life, highlighting snow days and the last day of school. Then, in an interview from Super Bowl weekend, Shek, Ike Taylor and Maurice Jones-Drew talk to Jerome Bettis about being teammates with Ike, Le'Veon Bell's transformation and competing with Ben Roethlisberger in practice.

DDFP 532: Half Empty, Half Full: Falcons & Zero-RB strategy retrospect  

Dave Dameshek is joined by Handsome Hank, Matt Harmon and Matt "Money" Smith to discuss what they'll be watching on TV during the offseason and participate in a game of "Worst-case scenario: Airplane seating." Also, in honor of Harmon's last show for a while, the fellas hear the debut of his intro song and revisit his famous feud with Michael Fabiano regarding the "Zero-RB Strategy." Then, the guys premiere the Falcons edition of "Half Empty, Half Full," a segment where they breakdown the positives and negatives of a team as they prepare for the 2017 NFL season. Lastly, the fellas review the Super Bowl performances of the Falcons' and Patriots' triplets.

DDFP 531: SB LI recap, Best catches in SB history & Terrell Owens debate  

Dave Dameshek is joined by Handsome Hank, Ike Taylor and Cynthia Frelund to rank the best catches in Super Bowl history, determine where Super Bowl LI ranks among all Super Bowls and discuss what they each will remember the most from this year's game. The fellas also highlight their pregame sideline experiences and Shek raves about his luxury box view of the game with Jon Hamm. Then, in keeping with an annual tradition, everyone shares their predictions for Super Bowl LII. Lastly, the guys and Cynthia weigh in on Terrell Owens' missing the Hall of Fame cut once again.

DDFP 530: SB LI Red Challenge Flag picks, All-time triplets & Xavier Rhodes  

Shek is joined by Cynthia Frelund and Handsome Hank in Houston, Texas ahead of Super Bowl LI to make their Red Challenge Flag picks, use the 10 Ft Pole to determine the best all-time Super Bowl triplets and discuss the best celebrity encounters they've had so far. Then, Maurice Jones-Drew and Ike Taylor join the show with special guest, Vikings cornerback Xavier Rhodes, to respond to some 'Dear Ikey' questions from fans, as well as Chargers running back Melvin Gordon. Xavier also talks about playing with Terence Newman and his altercation with Odell Beckham Jr. Lastly, Ike and MJD weigh in on Super Bowl LI in Red Challenge Flag picks part 2!

DDFP 529: Tom Brady vs. Joe Montana & 10 Foot Pole: Super Bowl Edition  

Dave Dameshek is joined by Patrick Claybon, Handsome Hank, and Matt "Money" Smith to discuss who has the better Super Bowl resume Tom Brady or Joe Montana. The guys also take some time to debate the best Super Bowl of all-time followed by a heated debate if hamburgers are sandwiches. Finally the guys bust out the 10 foot pole to discuss some predictions for the upcoming Super Bowl LI matchup between the Atlanta Falcons and New England Patriots.

DDFP 528: Best 2017 Draft prospect, Peyton's next job & New SB bits  

Shek is joined by Patrick Claybon, Handsome Hank and Matt "Money" Smith to discuss who's worth trading up for in the first round of the 2017 NFL Draft, debate how good Deshaun Watson is and honor Mary Tyler Moore with a best working women on TV discussion. Also, ahead of Super Bowl LI Media Day and NFL Honors, Shek asks the guys for suggestions on new bits he can use with players and coaches. Plus, the fellas determine if they would rather be a GM, TV analyst or politician based on Peyton Manning's next potential career move. 

DDFP 527: Conference Championships recap & Key SB LI matchups  

Shek is joined by Ike Taylor and Cynthia Frelund to discuss the news of Ben Roethlisberger contemplating retirement, rate the Super Bowl LI matchup on a scale of 1-10 and discuss if Aaron Rodgers is to blame for the Packers' loss. Also, the fellas and Cynthia talk about the key Super Bowl LI position matchups and highlight some of the best all-time Super Bowl uniforms. Plus, the guys discuss which teams who missed the playoffs this year could ultimately make the Super Bowl next season.

DDFP 526: Red Challenge Flag Picks & is this the best final four QBs ever?  

Shek is joined by Matt Harmon, Handsome Hank and Matt "Money" Smith to discuss if Matt Ryan, Tom Brady, Ben Roethlisberger and Aaron Rodgers are the best final four quarterbacks ever. The guys also got into what will each of these quarterbacks legacy be if they win Super Bowl 51. Then they all make their Red Challenge Flag Picks for the AFC and NFC Championship games. 

DDFP 525: Divisional Round recap, Postgame antics & Matt Ryan's legacy  

Shek is joined by Ike Taylor, Handsome Hank and Cynthia Frelund to discuss which team has the best roster minus the QB and determine what was the least impressive win over the weekend. Also, Shek brings back the Orbach Factor to admit he was wrong about Matt Ryan in the preseason. Then, the fellas and Cynthia talk about Antonio Brown's locker room video and Travis Kelce's postgame comments. Also, the guys discuss hypothetical losing scenarios for each team, highlighting their individual weaknesses. Plus, A.J. Hawk returns to talk about the Packers' impressive playoff performance so far and his pick for Super Bowl LI.

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