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Rich Eisen Podcast: Tony Gonzalez, Russell Wilson and Michael Lombardi NFC South preview

Be sure to catch “The Rich Eisen Kickoff Special” when it re-airs on NFL Network Saturday 10a.m. ET and again Sunday at 1:00a.m. ET (Alix Drawic/NFL Image)

Sixteen-season veteran and sure-fire Hall of Fame tight end Tony Gonzalez joins Rich on Falcons Cam just days away from his return to Arrowhead, when his Falcons face off against the Chiefs at 1 p.m. ET Sunday. It marks the first time since leaving Kansas City that the NFL’s all-time record holder for touchdowns, receptions and yards as a tight end will return to face his old team.

Next up, Rich welcomes Seahawks rookie quarterback Russell Wilson, who beat out veteran Matt Flynn for the starting spot in Seattle, defying the many doubters who said a quarterback of his height couldn’t make it in the NFL. Wilson will look to prove doubters wrong again when he leads the Seahawks against the Cardinals on Sunday.

We wrap things up with none other than our front-office man Michael Lombardi, who returns to preview the NFC South and… Read


Rich Eisen Podcast: Michael Lombardi AFC South preview and Jim Brockmire

Legend of the booth Jim Brockmire returns for “The Rich Eisen Kickoff Special” airing at 10pm ET Thursday on NFL Network (Ben Liebenberg/NFL)

NFL Network insider Michael Lombardi breaks down the AFC South division with Rich, talking Texans, Titans, Jags and Colts. Can Houston go for two division titles in a row? Will Jake Locker and CJ2K make the Titans a surprise playoff team in Nashville? How will rookie quarterback Andrew Luck handle the big stage in Indianapolis and his fellow 2012 draftee, wide receiver Justin Blackmon, down in Jacksonville? Those topics and more are all touched on in our AFC South preview.

Up next, broadcasting legend Jim Brockmire is back to run through some of the more intriguing storylines entering kickoff for the 2012 season. It’s always good to hear the legend back in the booth sharing his wealth of knowledge and compelling takes on the… Read


Rich Eisen Podcast: Nas with Marshall Faulk, plus Kurt Warner NFC West preview

Multi-platinum selling artist Nas joins Marshall Faulk for “The Rich Eisen Kickoff Special,” airing Thursday at 10p.m. ET on NFL Network. (Chris Law/NFL)

Rich welcomes multi-platinum selling Rap artist Nas to the podcast, and the two are joined by Hall of Fame running back Marshall Faulk. A self-proclaimed fan of Nas, Faulk has followed his rise from underground rapper in Queens, N.Y., to international superstar. Nas and the guys also chat about his hometown New York Giants and what it was like playing at various events in Indianapolis for Super Bowl XLVI.

We then switch gears to Faulk’s former quarterback, Super Bowl XXXIV MVP Kurt Warner, who breaks down his former division and previews the NFC West for the 2012 season. Rich also gets Kurt to participate in the #REPpicks contest and has the two-time NFL MVP give his predictions for… Read

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