July 21, 2020
USA Today colleague Jori Epstein joins Mike to discuss all of the safety and financial mechanisms being discussed to start training camp on time. Plus, Jori discusses what happens now that Dak Prescott will play this season on his franchise tag.
July 11, 2020
As NFL teams prepare to start training camp, Mike talks to the Undefeated's Marc Spears about how the NBA is restarting their season, trying to protect players, using the platform for social issues and what they've learned so far about trying to play through the pandemic.
July 7, 2020
ESPN Redskins reporter and host of the John Keim Report, John Keim joins Mike to discuss the likely change of the name of the Washington franchise. They discuss the name, the reported defection of 3 minority investors in the team and how Ron Rivera is dealing with his first major issue since taking over the point man for the organization.
June 30, 2020
With Cam Newton signing a team friendly one year deal to potentially be the Patriots new starter, Mike brings back Washington Post columnist Jerry Brewer to discuss how Cam's playing future played out over the long offseason.
June 22, 2020
The energetic Chris Flores, COO of Stars talks about the success he's had working a number of NFL stars and how his program helps find the best young football talent in America.
June 16, 2020
Browns C and NFLPA President JC Tretter joins Mike to talk about planning for a season of unknowns, he weighs in on the future for current free agents including Colin Kaepernick and discusses how locker rooms are dealing with the social injustice issue.
June 1, 2020
Mike speaks with former NFL WR Anquan Boldin who is one of the leaders of the Players Coalition, a group that was formed to help battle social injustice. They discuss the death of George Floyd, how players are reacting, what everyone can do to learn about the political and law enforcement system and think back on the career of Colin Kaepernick.
May 26, 2020
MIke catches up with Redskins legend Brian Mitchell to discuss his relationship with QB Dwayne Haskins which dates back to his pre-teen years and gets his feeling on how the new look Redskins will fare in year one under Ron Rivera
May 18, 2020
MIke talks to Washington Post reporter Liz Clarke about the return of Nascar to Darlington this past weekend and what lessons the NFL could take as they discuss how to play a football season this fall.
May 5, 2020
NFL Network reporter Jim Trotter talks post NFL Draft decisions in Green Bay and New England and he and Mike take a deep dive into the glaring lack of minority coaches and GM's in the league. Plus a look at the future of Dak Prescott and Jameis Winston
April 28, 2020
Former NFL head coach Hue Jackson joined Mike for a long discussion about the teams that did well in the NFL draft, how to handle this very unusual offseason and some memories of coaching eccentric players like Chad Ochocinco.
April 21, 2020
Tua Tagovailoa is one of the most interesting players in this year's NFL draft. The former Alabama QB suffered a serious hip injury during his last season with the Crimson Tide and ever since his draft stock has been debated. He joined Mike to talk about dealing with adversity, how he has planned for the draft and the NFL in the era of social distancing and how his parents and grandparents helped him get to this level.
April 6, 2020
Mike is joined by Washington Post reporter Adam Kilgore to discuss his piece about when it would be possible to get professional sports back playing and whether having crowds involved would be possible.
March 31, 2020
Mike is joined by Washington Post Columnist Jerry Brewer as they discuss the future for former Panthers QB Cam Newton..
March 23, 2020
Mike is joined by USA Today colleague Lorenzo Reyes as they discuss the crazy first week of NFL free agency including Tom Brady to the Bucs, the trade of DeAndre Hopkins to the Cardinals, Dak's future in Dallas and all of the other signings and non signings thus far.
March 17, 2020
Longtime NFL player, recent retiree Lorenzo Alexander explained all of the issues the players discussed when narrowly agreeing to the new CBA with the NFL owners. Plus some thoughts on how the coronavirus will affect this offseason.
March 10, 2020
Mike is joined by USA Today Columnist Nancy Armour to discuss all of the possible destinations for Tom Brady as free agency opens in about a week.
March 3, 2020
Mike is joined by Jordan Reid who is a rising star in the NFL draft analyst world. They discuss the quarterbacks and a bunch of other prospects following the NFL combine. Plus Mike has an update on a number of Redskins issues including the possibility of drafting Tua a year after using a first round pick on a QB.
February 24, 2020
Mike has an interesting conversation over lunch with former NFL standout Shawne Merriman about the second phase of his life, building his fighting platform Light's Out, that may one day compete with the UFC.
February 18, 2020
Mike is joined by ESPN Redskins reporter John Keim and host of the John Keim Report for the busy early offseason of the Redskins. Topics include Trent Williams and Ryan Kerrigan's future. Why Josh Norman was released. How this new front office structure works and all of the various options Washington has with the 2nd overall pick.
February 10, 2020
Mike is joined by USA Today colleague Lorenzo Reyes who covered the inaugural weekend of the XFL. The two discussed how fans reacted to the product, the innovations the league showed, what will make it popular or not and what about big name QB's who are looking for football platforms to showcase their talents?
February 10, 2020
Mike is joined by USA Today colleague Lorenzo Reyes who covered the inaugural weekend of the XFL. The two discussed how fans reacted to the product, the innovations the league showed, what will make it popular or not and what about big name QB's who are looking for football platforms to showcase their talents?
February 3, 2020
Mike takes an uber with Mark Maske of the Washington Post and Kimberley A martin from Yahoo Sports to talk about the Chiefs comeback to win Super Bowl LIV. They discuss the future of the 49ers and specifically if Jimmy Garrapollo can become the franchise QB SF needs to win a title.
January 30, 2020
Mike talks to 49ers TE coach Jon Embree about the rise of George Kittle as one of the most dangerous offensive players in the NFL. And Mike gives a preview of Super Bowl LIV from Miami.
January 27, 2020
Mike talks to Yahoo Sports Columnist Terez Paylor about the team he used to cover for the Kansas City Star but they start their Super Bowl preview talking about the news that Kobe Bryant unexpectedly died alongside his teenage daughter in California.
January 23, 2020
Mike talks to Rod Graves, Executive Director of the Fritz Pollard Alliance to discuss opportunity or the current lack there of for minority candidates in NFL organizations.
January 20, 2020
Mike lets us in on his dinner conversation with Washington Post columnist Sally Jenkins after the Chiefs defeated Tennessee to advance to the Super Bowl.. They also discuss the 49ers win over Green Bay to join KC in Miami in 2 weeks.
January 16, 2020
Mike talks to ESPN Titans reporter Turron Davenport on the surprising run by Tennessee to the AFC Title game.. Turron explains how they have done it and why he thinks they end up beating Kansas City to get to the Super Bowl.
January 13, 2020
Mike talks to Packers breakout RB Aaron Jones from the Lambeau Field locker room after Green Bay beat Seattle to reach the NFC championship game.
January 9, 2020
Hall of Famer Warren Moon joined Mike to talk about the playoffs and what happens when aging quarterbacks try to keep their careers going..
January 6, 2020
Mike is joined by Boston Globe Patriots writer Ben Violin after New England lost to Tennessee in the wild card round of the playoffs. They discuss the future of Tom Brady, Josh McDaniels and whether the dynasty is officially over.
January 2, 2020
Mike is joined by ESPN/The Undefeated Columnist Jason Reid to discuss Washington's hiring of Ron Rivera and what this means not only for the Redskins franchise but for coaches of color throughout the league. Mike also previews the first week of the NFL playoffs.
December 30, 2019
Mike is joined by Fort Worth Star Telegram Columnist Clarence Hill to talk about the disappointing season of the 8-8 Cowboys and what direction they will go in finding a new head coach. Plus Mike discusses the many changes around the league on Black Monday.
December 26, 2019
Mike is joined by USA Today colleague Lorenzo Reyes to discuss the things going right for the teams heading into the postseason and the things going wrong for the misfortunate ones including a long conversation about the downfall of the Cowboys.
December 23, 2019
Mike speaks with WJFK DC host Grant Paulsen about Dwayne Haskins rookie season in Washington. They talk about hos Haskins has progressed and what the franchise may do in their coaching and front office searches that would work to his benefit.
December 19, 2019
Mike speaks with New Orleans Times Picayune reporter Amie Just about Drew Brees breaking more records, whether a Super Bowl run would lead to his retirement, why Alvin Kamara hasn't been as explosive and whether the injuries to the Saints defense may derail another championship run.
December 16, 2019
Mike is joined by WR Kenny Stills after Houston beat Tennessee 28-24 in Nashville. Then Mike talks to Aaron Wilson, Houston Chronicle beat writer on the future of the Texans as they likely head into the postseason.
December 12, 2019
Longtime NFL writer/analyst Jim Trotter from NFL network joins Mike to discuss the 49ers win at New Orleans, whether the Patriots are in real trouble this year and other NFL issues heading into the final 3 weeks of the regular season.
December 9, 2019
Mike goes into the locker room and speaks to Rams S Eric Weddle and WR Robert Woods after LA beat Seattle to stay in the NFC playoff race.
December 5, 2019
Mike visits with former Redskins, Packers, Giants, and Seahawks DB Will Blackmon about his new career being a wine concierge for the NFL world.
December 2, 2019
Ravens O-lineman Marshal Yanda calls this team the best ravens team he has played on when he speaks to Mike from the locker room following Baltimore's 20-17 win over the 49ers. Mike has more thoughts from this game and others from the NFL weekend as the season begins it's final month.
November 25, 2019
Mike was in SF for the 49ers thumping of the Packers and spoke with Niners Safety Jimmie Ward who discusses being part of this franchise turnaround and why the defense is so dominant this season. Please Mike weighs in on the evolving playoff picture.
November 21, 2019
Mike is joined by USA Today colleague Jori Epstein who covers the Cowboys and the league. What is up with Ezekial Elliott's production? Has Dak proven to deserve a market setting contract? And will a weak division proves to be a problem for Dallas if they make the postseason?
November 18, 2019
Mike is joined by Kimberley A Martin from Yahoo Sports in Philadelphia where they watched the Patriots and eagles but the conversation was all about the odd workout of former 49ers QB Colin Kaepernick. Why did it go down the way it did and what happens next?
November 14, 2019
The NFL surprised teams, the media and Colin Kaepernick himself by holding a workout for the former 49ers QB in the Falcons facility this coming Saturday. Is it one giant PR stunt? Mike speaks with USA Today colleague Lorenzo Reyes about how and why this happened and what the potential outcomes are.
November 11, 2019
Has the running back position returned to it's place of prominence? Mike talks to former Redskins and Broncos RB Clinton Portis on the rise of the star running back and the ageless few like Frank Gore and Adrian Peterson.
November 7, 2019
Mike talks with ESPN Redskins reporter and host of the John Keim Report, John Keim on the decision to start or not start rookie QB Dwayne Haskins and the return of Trent Williams, the pro bowl Tackle who reported to the team after a long hold out but vowed not to play for them again.
November 4, 2019
Mike is in Philadelphia to watch the Eagles beat the Bears and send Chicago to 3-5. He catches up with Rich Campbell from the Chicago Tribune on what happened to the Bears offense and where things go from here which includes trying to potentially acquire a benched first round quarterback. Mike also weighs in on the Ravens message sending win over New England.
October 31, 2019
Mike speaks with Jim Owczarki of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel on the Packers 7-1 first half of their season. They discuss whether this is sustainable and the Matt LeFleur/Aaron Rodgers relationship. Mike also breaks down what did and did not happen at the trade deadline passed.
October 28, 2019
Mike talks to Patriots DB's Stephon Gilmore and Duron Harmon after another dominant performance by the New England defense in a win over the Browns. Mike also learns why the defense has been so successful this year. Then Mike talks to Patriots beat writer Nora Princiotti of the Boston Globe about the upcoming meeting in Baltimore and Tom Brady's future.
October 24, 2019
Mike speaks with Cardinals beat writer Greg Moore about the quick development of Kyler Murray in his rookie season. And Mike makes his week 8 picks..
October 21, 2019
Mike catches up with MVP candidate Lamar Jackson and teammate mark Ingram in the locker room after the Ravens statement win over the Seahawks in Seattle.
October 17, 2019
Mike catches up with his former Wash Post colleague Master Tesfatsion to talk about his behind the scenes series with NFL players.. And Mike makes his picks for week 7..
October 14, 2019
Mike went to Kansas City with NFLPA head DeMaurice Smith to learn about what the players are hoping to achieve in the next round of negotiations with the league in their collectively bargained agreement. Mike weighs in on all the week 6 action including the surprising recent slides of the Rams, Chiefs and Cowboys.
October 10, 2019
Mike talks with Yahoo Sports columnist Terez Paylor about the team he used to cover in Kansas City. The Chiefs offense is suddenly having issues and they discuss why and what will fix it. Also, have the Cowboys been figured out and what do the Redskins do next after firing head coach Jay Gruden. Mike makes his week 6 picks.
October 7, 2019
Mike speaks to Duane Brown and Mychal Kendricks after the Seahawks escaped with a one [point win over the Rams in week 5. Both talk about the magic of Russell Wilson and the winning mentality in Seattle. Then Mike speaks with Washington Post Columnist Jerry Brewer about the Seahawks and the Redskins firing of Jay Gruden after an 0-5 start. The problems run deeper then the head coach.
October 2, 2019
Kimberley A Martin joins Mike for a long discussion about the futures of Daniel Jones and Dwayne Haskins and takes a look around the league. Mike makes his full week 5 predictions
September 30, 2019
Mike is joined by former Washington Post colleague Mark Maske after covering the Browns win over the Ravens in Baltimore. They discuss whether this quiets the Browns critics and whether this makes Cleveland the new front runner in the AFC North. Plus a discussion on Jay Gruden's future in Washington and a breakdown of the weekend's biggest surprise, Tampa Bay's win in LA over the Rams.
September 26, 2019
Mike talks to USA Today colleague Jarrett Bell about the Ravens-Chiefs game which he attended plus they rap about a variety of NFL topics. Mike makes his week four picks.
September 23, 2019
Mike reports from the Rams-Browns game and speaks with LA OT Andrew Whitworth and CB Aqib Talib after the Rams won on the road to improve to 3-0. Talib has some trash to talk and a prediction of which one of his teammates is about to get paid. Plus Mike weighs in on all of the performances of the back-up QB's in week 3.
September 19, 2019
Mike has lunch with Titans CB Adoree Jackson who was taking a break from shooting an HGTV show about redecorating homes. Jackson discusses where he learned to be diverse in his interests and businesses. Plus Mike breaks down all the QB news following week 2 and previews the full slate of week 3 games.
September 16, 2019
Mike was in Nashville for the Colts-Titans game and spoke with receiver T.Y. Hilton after Indianapolis won. They discussed life without Andrew Luck. Plus Mike recaps all of week 2 including the two devastating quarterback injuries.
September 12, 2019
Mike makes picks and talks about players and coaches to watch on each team as week two begins. Also, Mike breaks down the latest news surrounding Antonio Brown and the Patriots.
September 9, 2019
Mike breaks down the crazy Antonio Brown story and discusses all of the results from the first Sunday in the NFL season..
September 6, 2019
Mike weighs in on the Ezekial Elliott contract and Antonio Brown mess plus picks the entire slate of games in week one.
September 2, 2019
New Rams LB Clay Matthews joins Mike Jones for a discussion about his decade in Green Bay, how he learned about his departure, why he doesn't harbor any ill will and how he ended up with the Super Bowl runner up. Plus Mike breaks down the wild day of trades with the Texans, Seahawks and Dolphins and gives his thoughts on the surprising release from around the league as teams ready for week one.
August 26, 2019
Mike Jones is joined by Eagles S and activist Malcolm Jenkins for a discussion about Philly's chances in 2019 and how the Jay-Z/NFL owners relationship can potentially help social platforms brought forth by the players. Martin Frank covers the Eagles for the Delaware news Journal and weighs in on Carson Wentz's health and the Eagles chances at the NFC East. Plus Mike talks about the sunning news that Andrew Luck retired.
August 19, 2019
Mike sits down with Titans HC Mike Vrabel to talk about his coaching style after playing under Bill Belichick and what he expects from Marcus Mariota as he enter a critical show me season. After the joint Patriots-Titans practice, Mike speaks with Pats WR and special teams star Matthew Slater about staying motivated and not getting complacent plus how the Patriots separate themselves with leadership. Plus, Mike weighs in on the Jay-Z collaboration with the NFL
August 12, 2019
Mike has a packed show featuring interviews with both Sean McVay and Kyle Shanahan.. McVay discusses how the Rams intend to maintain their level of excellence and where he learned those standards. Shanahan is hoping with a healthy QB that the Niners are about to tape a leap forward. Plus, Gary Klein from the LA Times joins Mike from the Rams-Raiders joint practice to talk about why he believes there won't be a Super Bowl hangover.
August 5, 2019
Mike has a packed show including a visit to Chiefs camp where he spoke to Pat Mahomes about how he intends to improve after an MVP season in his first year as a starter and Mike is joined by Chiefs OC Eric Bienemy on Mahomes growth. Then Mike travels to Richmond where he talks to Redskins rookie QB Dwayne Haskins about his first camp and when he may start plus an update on pro bowl T Trent Williams holdout with ESPN Skins reporter John Keim, host of the John Keim Report
July 29, 2019
Bills utility star Lorenzo Alexander joins Mike to discuss his unique career path in the NFL and the latest on the collective bargaining negotiations between the league and players. Plus, Bram Weinstein joins Mike to discuss major headlines as camp opens around the league.
July 22, 2019
Jori Epstein joins Mike on episode two to discuss the latest with the Dallas Cowboys. She weighs in on the contracts of Dak Prescott and Ezekial Elliott and the future of Jason Garrett as head coach. Mike also weighs in on the Tyreek Hill news and discusses other notes around the league as training camps get set to open nationwide
July 12, 2019
This is USA Today NFL Reporter/Insider Mike Jones first episode. In it, his colleague and longtime sage of the league Jarrett Bell from USA Today joins him for a conversation about some of the biggest storylines heading into training camp including which new coaches they do and do not believe in, Kyler Murray's chances of success with Kliff Kingsbury in AZ and the ceiling for the new look Browns.
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