RapSheet and Friends
RapSheet and Friends
The National Football League / Cumulus Podcast Network
Join NFL Network's Insider Ian Rapoport and fellow NFL reporters Mike Garafolo and Tom Pelissero for in-depth analysis on the biggest news in the National Football League and insightful conversations with the key players, coaches, and front office personnel.
Reporting day, opt-outs, Dr. Allen Sills and The Ringer's Tyler Tynes
As veterans are rolling into training camps around the country, Ian, Mike and Tom get together to talk about what's on deck for the NFL in the era of Covid-19. They discuss opt-outs, the recent deal between the NFL and the NFLPA and much more. Ian also catches up with a pair of special guests: the NFL's Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Allen Sills, to talk about the plan to keep the season on track (15:20) and The Ringer's Tyler Tynes (39:20), who joins to talk about the six-part podcast they dropped recently on the life and career of Cam Newton. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jul 28, 2020
1 hr 1 min
Franchise tag fallout + Steve Atwater
Ian, Tom and Mike get back together after a month apart to react to franchise tag deals that happened (Derrick Henry, Chris Jones and Myles Garrett) and those that didn't (like Dak Prescott). They also deal with the NFL's hardest names to pronounce - a topic pretty important in the daily life of guys who have to (try to) correctly say those names on live TV (8:30). And, of course, the guys talk about some of the dozens and dozens of variables that lie ahead as the league attempts to get the 2020 season started. Also, Ian is joined by soon-to-be Pro Football Hall of Famer and Denver Broncos legend Steve Atwater (15:50). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jul 15, 2020
48 min
DeForest Buckner + the NFL dealing with Coronavirus
NFL.com columnist Judy Battista joins Ian to discuss several Cowboys and Texans players testing positive for Coronavirus and Tom stops by to talk about how the NFL could deal with social distancing. Plus new Indianapolis Colt DeForest Buckner (16:15) talks to Ian about his trade and why this Colts team is primed for a big year. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jun 15, 2020
45 min
Tre Boston + racial inequality, returning to team facilities
Tre Boston, an outspoken leader on the Carolina Panthers, joins Ian to talk about the protests that have spread coast-to-coast in the two weeks since George Floyd's death in police custody in Minneapolis (17:30). Meanwhile, Tom Pelissero and Mike Garafolo stop by to talk about the protests, the latest on the NFL's return in the era of the coronavirus and much more. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jun 8, 2020
41 min
Trent Williams + reacting to a troubling week in America
Ian, Tom and Mike get together to catch up after a long weekend in America. Tom is in Minnesota and had a front-row seat and they talk through everything that's happened since George Floyd was killed last Monday on a street in Minneapolis. Meanwhile, in the business of football, Ian caught up with Trent Williams (20:35) to talk about his trade from Washington to San Francisco and everything that led up to it. Plus, teams are starting to return to facilities. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jun 1, 2020
48 min
Corey Peters, pandemic training insights + a return to football in the Covid-19 era
Ian is joined by Tom Pelissero and NFL Network's Patriots reporter Mike Giardi to talk about the latest developments as the NFL looks to return to action in the era of the coronavirus. Ian's guests this week are Arizona Cardinals defensive tackle Corey Peters (15:00) and Tony Villani of XPE Sports (38:20), a trainer to numerous big-time NFL stars including Mark Ingram and Courtland Sutton. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
May 27, 2020
53 min
Melvin Gordon, Keith Smith + Rooney Rule thoughts, coronavirus prep and more
Ian's guests this week include new Broncos running back Melvin Gordon (19:40) and Falcons fullback Keith Smith (43:30). The guys also talk about changes to and/or expansion of the Rooney Rule, the league's preparation for a season during the era of the coronavirus and recent arrests among a handful of players in the past few days. Plus, Mike's latest adventures on the bourbon trail and Tom buys makeup and rants about those that choose not to wear a mask. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
May 18, 2020
1 hr 1 min
Kenneth Murray, Jessie Bates + NFL Schedule Release Reaction
NFL Network Host Andrew Siciliano joins Ian and Mike as they talk about their stock portfolios, the schedule release, and on-air mishaps. Plus, Chargers rookie LB Kenneth Murray on getting drafted and his next steps (16:30) and Bengals S Jessie Bates on Cincinnati's recent acquisitions and his family (39:00) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
May 11, 2020
1 hr 1 min
Browns GM Andrew Berry + 5th year options, Giants Draft and Shula Reaction
Tom Pelissero and Kim Jones combine to criticize Ian's hosting skills and discuss the 5th year options. Plus, Browns GM Andrew Berry joins Ian to break down their draft and free agent signings (14:40) and NFL.com columnist Judy Battista on the passing of Don Shula (45:00). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
May 4, 2020
52 min
Joe Burrow, Howie Roseman and full Draft reaction
It's a jam-packed NFL Draft reaction episode of RapSheet + Friends as the guys look back on the most unique one on record, go over big rumors that never happened and much more. Plus, Eagles GM Howie Roseman hops on Zoom with Mike Garafolo to look back on the way his team's draft played out (13:10) and Ian got on the computer with the number-one overall pick Joe Burrow to talk about how his weekend went (32:30). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Apr 27, 2020
54 min
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