Tune in Wednesday night to the “Rich Eisen Combine Special” on NFL Network at 9:30 p.m. ET to see my chats with Denver Broncos executive vice president and Pro Football Hall of Fame QB John Elway, Indianapolis Colts head coach Chuck Pagano and St. Louis Rams head coach Jeff Fisher. Also, watch Super Bowl champion and future Hall of Famer Ed Reed roam the red carpet of the Oscars and rub elbows with Hollywood’s A-listers.
But first, we invite you to please download and listen to the audio podcast companion to the “Combine Special” right here. This edition of the podcast contains the full-length interviews with Elway, Pagano and Fisher, but starts with my post-combine chat with NFL Network’s top talent evaluators and analysts — Mike Mayock and Charles Davis. I sat down with them on the NFL Network set on the Lucas Oil Stadium fan concourse literally moments after the final on-field drill of the 2013 NFL Scouting Combine was held. Whose draft stock improved and whose did not? Which player might go first overall? How did the combine weeks of Manti Te’o and Tyrann Mathieu go? Mike and Charles explain all that before we get to Elway, Pagano and Fisher.
Then, the show emanates from Los Angeles, taped the day after the combine and the very day the “Combine Special” debuts. TV podcast producer Chris Brockman takes the floor and regales us with stories from hanging on the Academy Awards red carpet with the stupendous Ed Reed. Who did Reed chat up? Who did he miss out on? Who was the best dressed? Chris recalls all as poor audio podcast producer Chris Law phones in from the Indianapolis airport as he makes a weather-delayed trek back home. I also give you some behind-the-scenes stories from the combine and especially from my annual 40-yard dash to glory.
Enjoy the show and enjoy the TV special!
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