After a long stretch of being out of the NFL Network studios due to travel for Thursday Night Football, I’m back in the mix. And so is the late-week podcast.
What better time to bust out the first SECOND podcast of the week of 2011 than Championship Week?
We’ve got two compelling football games for the right to play in the Super Bowl: Jets at Steelers in the AFC and, of all matchups, Packers at Bears in the NFC. It means the Packers will play for the right to hoist the Halas Trophy at Soldier Field while the Bears will play for the right to play for the Lombardi Trophy by beating Lombardi’s old franchise. Good times.
We talk about the matchups with NFL Network analysts Trent Green and three-time Super Bowl champion Daryl Johnston, who also called the Bears’ divisional playoff win over Seattle for FOX. We massage every aspect of the games with those two.
Before that chat, however, we bring in Jay Glazer of NFLN and FOX to discuss all the storylines that have hit the back burner thanks to all the playoff barnburners from the first two weeks of the postseason. We revisit all the coaching dramas that recently played out in Miami, San Francisco, Minnesota, Dallas and Cleveland and wonder about the ripple effects for the future. Plus, wither Donovan McNabb and Vince Young? And to whom might teams that will soon be in the quarterback market — Arizona, Minnesota, San Francisco and Tennessee to name a few – turn?
It’s all on the latest late-week podcast. Dan Patrick and Drew Brees already booked for next week’s podcast. Peace out.