The MMQB Podcast with Peter King

The MMQB Podcast with Peter King

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"The MMQB Podcast with Peter King" is the ultimate destination for all things pro football. Led by one of the most influential storytellers in all of sports media, three-time American Sportswriter of the Year Peter King, "The MMQB Podcast with Peter King" is an access-driven experience that brings fans into the locker room, the press box and the front office with the biggest influencers in professional football. Fans can listen in on in-depth conversations with the biggest names in football that they haven't heard before to get a fresh, new and intimate experience on America’s most popular sport.

Episodes

Adam Schefter, ESPN and Katie Nolan Fox Sports  

On this week's episode, Peter King talks with ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter and Fox Sports host Katie Nolan. Schefter talks about why he grew up so curious, what he owes to Will McDonough and Chris Mortensen, and why 9/11 will never leave him. He also reveals the other sport that fascinates him to no end (and makes him wager), and the surprising new sport he will be covering at ESPN. Katie Nolan discusses how she got into this business, her dream job, and why she admires Jon Stewart and John Oliver. She also explains why the Darren Sharper for the Hall of Fame argument really sets her off.

Sam Wyche, Former Head Coach Cincinnati Bengals and Tampa Bay Buccaneers  

In a special Thanksgiving edition of Peter King's podcast, Peter talks to former bengals coach Sam Wyche who is thankful to be alive this Thanksgiving. This holiday is different for the 71-year-old Wyche, whose life was saved by a heart transplant nine weeks ago. In the first half of the episode, Wyche tells stories about OJ Simpson, Bill Walsh, coaching Joe Montana, and an NFL scandal never reported. In the second half he tells the story of his heart transplant, and how a nurse told him he may have had just two more hours to live when he got the news he was going to get a heart.

Tony Romo, QB Dallas Cowboys  

In this special episode of The MMQB Podcast with Peter King, Peter talks to Tony Romo, the Cowboys former starting quarterback. This interview took place at Cowboys training camp in August, eight days before Romo was lost for 10 weeks with a broken bone in his back. We're releasing this interview now because of the intense interest in Romo, who has taken a backup role now that rookie quarterback Dak Prescott has carried the team to an 8-1 record. Earlier this week, Romo gave an honest and emotional speech to recognize Prescott has earned the job and to surrender his former throne.

Ron Rivera, Head Coach Carolina Panthers, Brian Rolapp, NFL Executive VP of Media, and Tony Romo Reflection  

On this week's episode, Peter King talks to Carolina Panthers head coach Ron Rivera and the NFL's VP of Media Brian Rolapp. Rivera discusses the woes of preparing for a short-week game, and talks about whether the Panthers regret not re-signing Josh Norman. He shares how he motivates his team with the help of John Madden, and explains how helpful it is to have a wife, who is an ex-coach herself, to vent with after a bad loss. Rolapp discusses the decline in television ratings this season and if the NFL Red Zone program has anything to do with it. He talks about how commercials may change in the future to be less intrusive in the telecasts. He also tells a story of what he and Roger Goodell found out on a trip to see executives of Airbnb. Lastly, Peter reflects on the emotional Tony Romo press conference where he essentially passed the torch to Dak Prescott.

Ben Roethlisberger, QB Pittsburgh Steelers and Joe Buck, Fox Sports  

In this week's episode, Peter King talks to Ben Roethlisberger, quarterback for the Pittsburgh Steelers, and Joe Buck, lead play by play announcer for Fox Sports. Roethlisberger discusses what the six Super Bowl trophies in the lobby of his building mean to him, his maturation into a family guy, and whether or not he’s underrated. Buck discusses what was quite possibly the greatest World Series in history, whether he would football or baseball as his favorite sport to call, and his new book which details his father, sportscaster Jack Buck's impact on him.

Dean Blandino, NFL VP of Officiating and Chuck Todd, NBC Political Director  

In this week's episode, Peter King talks to Dean Blandino, VP of officiating for the NFL and Chuck Todd, moderator of Meet the Press and political director for NBC. Blandino discusses Cam Newton's recent complaints. Peter asks Blandino if penalties being called in too ticky-tack a manner and when the first female referee will hit the field. Chuck Todd talks about what it's like to cover Trump and Clinton and why America has fallen for an alternative candidate like Donald Trump. He also details his love for the Packers.

Matthew Berry, ESPN.COM and David Johnson, RB Arizona Cardinals  

In this week's episode, Peter King talks to ESPN's senior fantasy analyst Matthew Berry and Arizona Cardinals running back David Johnson. Berry talks about how he went from being a TV writer in Los Angeles to a senior fantasy analyst. He explains how he created a cottage industry out of his fantasy sports hobby. Berry tells stories of helping out celebrities with their fantasy football teams, and the time he made an appearance at Jay Z's fantasy draft. David Johnson discusses the job he had in college that motivated him to be a great football player so that he wouldn't have to do jobs like that anymore. He also talks about how he takes criticism and hard coaching from Bruce Arians. Johnson, a triplet, explains what it was like growing up as the lone boy in a triplet set.

Rich Eisen, NFL Network and Jason Whitlock, FOX Sports  

In this week's episode, Peter King talks to a couple of fellow journalists- NFL Network's Rich Eisen and Fox Sports' Jason Whitlock. Eisen opens up about the future of football. He talks about the greatest interview he has ever done, and what it was like to be Adam Schefter's boss at the University of Michigan student paper. Whitlock explains why football is essential for America. He also discusses the future of NFL commissioner Roger Goodell, and why Jeff George never became great.

Superbowl XXIX MVP Steve Young and TJ Ward, Safety Denver Broncos  

In this week's episode, Peter King talks to an NFL MVP, Steve Young, and a Super Bowl 50 champion, Denver safety T.J. Ward. Young tells stories about his relationship with Joe Montana and opens up about how separation anxiety made his life semi-miserable, even as an NFL MVP.

Drew Brees, QB New Orleans Saints and Doug Baldwin, WR Seattle Seahawks  

In this week's episode, Peter King talks New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees and Seattle Seahawks receiver Doug Baldwin. Brees opens up about the Saints' Bountygate scandal that led to his distrust of all NFL investigations. He talks about what he learned from attempting to play through a concussion and explains why players need other people looking out for their health during the game. He also discusses whether it is more important to break records or win championships. Baldwin explains how exactly he uses criticism as fuel for his game and argues that the mental side of the game is much more important than the physical side. Baldwin is one of many NFL players across the league participating in anthem demonstrations and he says that the protests aren't going to go away anytime soon. He talks about conversations with his father, a retired police officer, about how to improve police training.

Steve Smith, WR Baltimore Ravens and Ron Jaworski, ESPN Analyst  

In this week’s episode, Peter King talks to Baltimore Ravens wide receiver Steve Smith Sr. and former NFL quarterback and ESPN analyst Ron Jaworski. Smith, a renowned trash-talker, opens up about his reputation as a player people love to hate. Every hero needs a villain, and he’s just fine with playing that role. Now in his 16th season, Smith explains how he’s lasted so long in the NFL. How many other active players can say they have a son in college? Smith also discusses how he developed his aggressive and physical playing style and why he decided to return for another year after announcing last year that he would retire following the 2015 season. Jaworski, a former Philadelphia quarterback himself, discusses Eagles rookie Carson Wentz’ toughness and explains why he is just the type of quarterback Eagles fans want. Jaworski reflects on Wentz’ pro day at North Dakota State and what he saw from the young quarterback that day that made him believe in his NFL potential. Jaworski also compares the mechanics of Wentz and veteran Bears quarterback Jay Cutler, pointing out that Wentz outperformed Cutler in Chicago during Week 2 Monday Night Football.

Brandon Marshall, WR New York Jets, and Larry Fitzgerald, WR Arizona Cardinals  

In this episode, which we're dubbing "The Wide Receiver Show," Peter King of The MMQB talks in-depth with two of the best pass-catchers in the NFL: Brandon Marshall of the New York Jets and the Arizona Cardinals' Larry Fitzgerald. Marshall, an itinerant player on his fourth team in 11 seasons, talks about some of his regrets that caused him to move so often. Diagnosed with the mental illness Borderline Personality Disorder, Marshall also speak about become a spokesman for mental health issues nationwide. He is particularly revealing when discussing some of the people he wishes he could apologize to in his past--and on the state of race relations in the NFL. Fitzgerald, the league's biggest world traveler, names his favorite places on the planet--and they'll surprise you. He also talks about why he won't play long enough to try to eclipse Jerry Rice's records, and is eloquent on the work he does with a foundation in Minnesota that restores hearing in needy people around the world.

Luke Kuechly, LB Carolina Panthers, and Jeff Fisher, Head Coach LA Rams  

Luke Kuechly, LB of the Carolina Panthers and Jeff Fisher, Head Coach of the L.A. Rams each sit down for a conversation with Peter King

John Elway, GM Denver Broncos, and Philip Rivers, QB San Diego Chargers  

John Elway, GM of the Denver Broncos and Philips Rivers, QB for the San Diego Chargers each sit down for a conversation with Peter King In this episode, John Elway talks about retirement, his subsequent career venture in car dealerships and getting back into football. The Football legend discusses the precious time he spent with his dad before he passed. He highlights the importance of building teams and choosing the players to surround himself with. Elway make a point of being the guy who talks the truth to players. He knows they might not like what he says but he wants to have a reputation for players trusting what comes from his mind. Elway gives an insight into off-the-field operations by discussing bringing Peyton Manning into the organization and the difficult talk of asking him to take a salary cut in his last year. Peter King also spoke to Philips Rivers about the chances that this may the last season for the Chargers in San Diego and what it means to him being back this year. Rivers explains why San Diego is a great football town and how sports have helped bring great things to the community. Rivers answers the question, would he move with the team or commute to Los Angeles…And what’s his sales pitch to keep the team in San Diego?

Bruce Arians, Head Coach Arizona Cardinals, and Andy Dalton, QB Cincinnati Bengals  

Bruce Arians, Head Coach of the Arizona Cardinals, and Andy Dalton, QB for the Cincinnati Bengals, have a conversation with Peter King Bruce Arians starts with a story about York Peppermint Patties and why he doesn’t want to eat them anymore. Arians tells Peter what the word coach means to him and how the scholarship to Virginia Tech changed his life. He remembers the last words and football lesson that Bear Bryant told him. Arians shares the phone call that left him without a contract in Pittsburgh. Arians looks back on his relationship with Chuck Pagano and learning some horrible news. Arians reveals for the first time what caused a panic attack. Peter and Bruce discuss what brought him to Arizona. Arians talks about diversity in coaching and how to really make it happen. The answer to the question about Bruce Arians and his hats is finally revealed. Andy Dalton talks to Peter King about the disappointment of not finishing out the best year he’s had. Dalton talks about what he does during the off season to make himself a better player. He addresses what’s it like to a QB when you have a new coordinator. Dalton talks about why he tunes out twitter and how he feels about social media.

Michael Bennett, DE Seattle Seahawks, and Vince Wilfork,  NT Houston Texans  

Michael Bennett, DE for the Seattle Seahawks and Vince Wilfork, NT for the Houston Texans, sit down for a conversation with Peter King In this episode, Michael Bennett jumps from football and right to politics and his thoughts on this year’s Presidential Election and what he believes really makes America great. Bennett talks about sticking to his morals and keeping his integrity when fans and society want him to act a certain way. Bennett explains his endeavor to travel and explore the world and why he makes his home in Hawaii. Bennett also shares his thoughts on the player’s union, player’s responsibilities and how to strengthen the association. Bennett also tell Peter how he really feels about a sack! Vince Wilfork talks to Peter King about Bill Belichick and how feels about him after not being re-signed. Wilfork discusses why Tom Brady is one of his all-time teammates. The conversation also turns to the big game being in Houston this year.

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"The MMQB Podcast with Peter King" is the ultimate destination for all things pro football. Led by one of the most influential storytellers in all of sports media, three-time American Sportswriter of the Year Peter King, "The MMQB Podcast with Peter King" is an access-driven experience that brings fans into the locker room, the press box and the front office with the biggest influencers in professional football. Fans can listen in on in-depth conversations with the biggest names in football that they haven't heard before to get a fresh, new and intimate experience on America’s most popular sport.

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