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Episodes

“Unpopular Opinions Show” - Watt Can Wait, Kirk Cousins Fate, and Dallas Going Backwards (Ep. 118)  

The Ringer’s Robert Mays and Kevin Clark share some skepticism about young starting quarterbacks (04:30), explain why JJ Watt will never be the same (15:30), and tell you why this year’s leading receiver isn’t named Odell, Julio, or Antonio (21:00). Then, Danny Kelly joins the show to predict the downfall of Kirk Cousins (32:00). Finally, Mays and Clark take aim at America’s beloved Dallas Cowboys (38:45) and the entire NFC East.

‘GM Street’ — The Panthers Fire Their GM, Big Trouble in Big D, and Missing in Pittsburgh (Ep. 117)  

The Ringer's Mike Lombardi and Tate Frazier huddle up to discuss Carolina firing Dave Gettleman (01:00), Thomas Davis and Greg Olsen's impact on the decision (03:30), the return of Marty Hurney (10:00), the Dallas Cowboys and Ezekiel Elliott (11:30), the keys to training camp (16:00), Steelers that are holding out (22:30), Matt Ryan's contract situation (26:00), a new rule for coaches (30:30), and the popularity of James Conner (34:00).

The Best (and Worst) Places to Be a QB (Ep. 116)  

The Ringer's Robert Mays and Kevin Clark get together to discuss the importance of supporting casts to a quarterback's success (01:45) and which signal-callers got the most help this offseason (05:00). Then Danny Kelly joins the show to give his opinion on the three most overlooked offseason acquisitions (17:45). Lastly, Mays and Clark rank their five most desirable teams in terms of supporting casts, as well as their least desirable (48:00).

‘GM Street’ — Offseason Excitement (Ep. 115)  

The Ringer's Mike Lombardi and Tate Frazier huddle up to discuss the upcoming season for Jason Garrett and the Dallas Cowboys (01:30), how the Cleveland Browns should handle DeShone Kizer (09:45), "The Franchise" Kirk Cousins (13:30), Alex Smith's future (21:15), what to expect from J.J. Watt (25:00), and the decline of the NFL supplemental draft (27:45).

How to Build an NFL Team (Ep. 114)  

The Ringer’s Robert Mays and Kevin Clark sort NFL teams into five different types of franchises based on team-building strategies: the "drafters" (4:00), the "traders and signers" (8:45), the "tinkerers" (13:00), the "long-gamers," and the "no-planners" (18:15). Then, they rank the best and worst team-building plans in the league (27:30).

Assessing Players' Value in 2017 (Ep. 113)  

The Ringer's Robert Mays and Kevin Clark return to evaluate the worth of the top quarterbacks in the NFL this upcoming season (03:45) and debate the five most valuable players at the position (06:00). Then, they delve into the most valuable non-quarterbacks (21:00) and rank the top five non-QBs, as well (28:45).

‘GM Street’  —  Injury News and JERRY JONES IS MEETING THE POPE!  (Ep. 112)  

The Ringer's Mike Lombardi and Tate Frazier discuss what Terron Armstead's injury means for Drew Brees and the Saints (03:30), whether the Lions can overcome the absence of Taylor Decker (12:15), the Jaguars' loss of Jalen Ramsey (17:30), evaluating a young Randall Cunningham (22:00), Jerry Jones meeting the Pope (31:30), and whether Tom Brady will play in China (33:15).

‘GM Street’ — Elway's Broncos, a Giant Minicamp, and Shake-ups in Washington  (Ep. 111)  

The Ringer's Mike Lombardi and Tate Frazier discuss the Denver Broncos under John Elway (03:45), if Cordarrelle Patterson will be a good fit with the Oakland Raiders (13:30), Odell Beckham Jr.'s return to practice (23:00), the crowded "Wentz Wagon" in Philadelphia (26:00), if the N.Y. Jets are already tanking (30:00), and the Washington Redskins' front-office moves (34:00).

‘GM Street’ — Seahawks Setbacks, a New Raider, and Farewell to a Jet (Ep. 110)  

The Ringer's Mike Lombardi and Tate Frazier discuss Pete Carroll's coaching principles (02:30), Russell Wilson's burden of responsibility (08:00), Tom Brady's concussion (16:30), Odell Beckham Jr.'s holding out (20:00), the salary cap issues for the L.A. Rams (21:45), Oakland Raider Marshawn Lynch (25:15), the Jets' release of David Harris (27:00), and Ron Rivera's comments regarding the NFL's rule against Christian McCaffrey (32:00).

'GM Street' — Revisiting the Best Rivalry in Football (Ep. 109)  

The Ringer's Mike Lombardi and Tate Frazier examine the rivalry between the Steelers and the Ravens (01:30), Baltimore's young receiving corps (07:30), and their defense's identity without Terrell Suggs (10:00). Then they discuss Pittsburgh's plans going forward with an aging Ben Roethlisberger (13:00) and the Steelers' unsung hero (17:30) before reviewing recent news in the NFL (31:00).

'GM Street' — Second-Year Starting QBs and the Worst of the Worst With Mike Lombardi (Ep. 108)  

The Ringer's Mike Lombardi and Tate Frazier huddle up to discuss the upcoming season for Christian Hackenberg and the New York Jets (04:00), Carson Wentz and the Eagles (09:30), and if Dak Prescott can improve on his incredible rookie season (13:30). Then they examine the worst of the worst in the NFL, including the San Francisco 49ers (21:00) and the Cleveland Browns (23:30). Lastly, they weigh in on Eddie Lacy's contract incentives (31:00), if Colin Kaepernick fits with the Seattle Seahawks (33:00) and Ben Roethlisberger's return to the Pittsburgh Steelers (34:00).

'GM Street' — The All-Trade Team With Mike Lombardi (Ep. 107)  

The Ringer's Mike Lombardi and Tate Frazier get together to discuss the best offensive (02:00) and defensive (12:15) players available to be traded. Then they break down the quarterback situation for the New York Giants (24:00), the Miami Dolphins consulting Peyton Manning (33:00), and Michael Vick's comments about the New York Jets (34:30).

‘GM Street’ — Da Bears' QB Conundrum With Mike Lombardi (Ep. 106)  

The Ringer's Mike Lombardi and Tate Frazier talk quarterback drama in Chicago (01:00), positive vibes for the Chargers (09:00), fifth-year options (16:00), the Broncos signing Jamaal Charles (22:00), Jay Cutler the broadcaster (24:00), and top prospects sitting out future bowl games (27:00).

Draft Reactions and Way-Too-Early Predictions With Mike Lombardi and Kevin Clark (Ep. 105)  

The Ringer's Robert Mays and Mike Lombardi huddle up to discuss good value picks in the third and fourth rounds (03:00), the San Francisco 49ers' good fortune (05:00), and John Ross (12:00). Then Kevin Clark joins the show to discuss the most improved teams (21:00), and the gang wraps up with their "Way-Too-Early Predictions" (36:30).

NFL Draft Round 2 Reaction (Ep. 104)  

The Ringer's Robert Mays and Mike Lombardi review the second round of the NFL draft, including Carolina's draft habits (2:09), the Colts' offseason moves to stabilize their defense (6:45), what Cam Robinson will bring to Jacksonville (8:21), and Arizona's impressive selections (14:11). Then they analyze the Bengals' pick of Joe Mixon (20:50).

NFL Draft Round 1 Reaction (Ep. 103)  

The Ringer's Robert Mays, Mike Lombardi, and Kevin Clark huddle up to discuss their initial reactions to the Chicago Bears trading up for Mitchell Trubisky (01:00), the surprising Corey Davis pick (06:30), picks they loved (09:30), and great players left on the board (21:30).

'GM Street’ — Tales From the Draft War Room With Mike Lombardi (Ep. 102)  

The Ringer's Mike Lombardi and Tate Frazier discuss Mitchell Trubisky's future (02:00), the NFL draft experience before cellphones (05:00), and trading down to buy time (08:00). Then Lombardi shares a few draft stories from his days working with Al Davis (12:00) and Bill Belichick (24:00).

Cleveland's Need for Everything, San Francisco's New Scheme, and Jacksonville's QB Issues (Ep. 101)  

The Ringer's Robert Mays, Danny Kelly, and Kevin Clark give an in-depth look at the top-10 draft picks based on team needs (2:35), including Cleveland's desperate need for just about everything (3:00) and Jacksonville's QB issues (16:50). Then they make a few suggestions for picks 11-32 (46:02), including life after Carson Palmer (48:05).

'GM Street’ — Top 10 Offensive and Defensive Prospects With Mike Lombardi (Ep. 100)  

The Ringer's Mike Lombardi and Tate Frazier break down the top 10 NFL draft prospects on each side of the ball (02:00), Dalvin Cook's sliding stock (34:00), the 'Monday Night Football' schedule (35:30), and T.J. Watt ranking higher than J.J. Watt (37:00).

'Quick Hits' With Andrew Luck (Ep. 99)  

The Ringer's Kevin Clark and Indianapolis Colts quarterback Andrew Luck discuss his injured offseason (01:00), his NFL draft experience (06:00), athletes being politically active (11:30), and 'Game of Thrones' (14:00).

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