3 and Out with John Middlekauff

3 and Out with John Middlekauff

You want the boldest NFL takes? You got ’em. Former NFL scout John Middlekauff delivers his no-holds-barred opinions on the top stories in both pro and college football. Follow John and The Volume Sports on Twitter and YouTube for daily content all season long. Subscribe and follow now!

Episodes

July 24, 2024 59 mins

John dives into the news that Brandon Aiyuk has reported to 49ers training and if he's used all his chips after the 49ers didn't budge when he requested a trade, when will the conversations start on a contract extension for Brock Purdy, and how should the Dolphins proceed with Tua. Later, John talks about the latest issues surrounding the Jets and how they seem to never learn, and what should be expected from Jerod Mayo in his firs...

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John dives into the news that Jordan Love is at Packers training camp, but isn't practicing until he gets a new contract. Is Love making the right decision even though he's really only had one good season. Later, John reacts to Aaron Rodgers joining the "Pardon My Take" podcast and opened up about about skipping OTA's and how the media made a bigger deal about it than what it really was, and finally, Joe Burrow is cleared to play a...

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Would Scottie Scheffler trade his season for Xander Schauffele’s? John breaks down the stellar performance that Xander put on in the final round, shooting -6 on Sunday and -9 for the tournament, as he claims his second major of the season. Is Scottie stills the best American player or has Xander taken that title with his win at Royal Troon?

8:50 - Xander wins The Open

15:36 - Is Xander the POTY

20:22 - Saturday at The Open

36:08 - ...

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John discusses the last from HBO's Hard Knocks where the Giants fail to re-sign Saquon and how they had no idea that he was going to the Eagles. Later, John answers your questions when he does a massive mailbag by diving more into the Giants, what Prime is doing in Colorado, thoughts on the College Football Playoffs, and much more.

11:18 - Hard Knocks recap

18:16 - Mailbag

24:49 - The Giants blame should fall on the Mara's

30:52 - ...

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John reacts to the news that Brandon Aiyuk has officially asked to be traded out of SF and he gives his take on if he thinks Aiyuk will eventually get traded. Later, he dives into Caleb Williams signing his rookie contract and how the NFL has changed when it comes to rookie deals, and finally John tells you which teams he thinks has the most pressure in each division.

11:40 - Brandon Aiyuk news

24:58 - Caleb Williams signs

32:30 - ...

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John dives into the three biggest storylines heading into The Open this week starting with the importance of Scottie Scheffler winning The Open for him to be compared to Tiger Wood, what we should expect from Bryson this weekend, and which Rory will we see coming off of his meltdown at The US Open. Also, John discusses Keegan Bradley being named captain of the Ryder Cup team and if that's the right decision, and should Tiger stop e...

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John dives into the first few episodes of "Hard Knocks" by talking about how they handled the Saquon Barkley situation and how if he has a big year in Philly it could mean that some people in NY could lose their job and how these episodes are showing you a "fun" side of Brian Daboll that we haven't seen in previous years. Later, John talks about Netflix's new show "Receiver" and after watching you can understand why certain coaches...

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John simulates a draft of the top 10 NFL head coaches. Where do the following coaches rank: Bills Sean McDermott, Steelers Mike Tomlin, Lions Dan Campbell, Packers Matt LaFleur and Rams Sean McVay.

8:17 - Top 10 Ranking

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John is joined by former NHL player and Stanley Cup winner, Mike Commodore. John and Mike dive into Mike's playing career, the "do's and don'ts" when it comes to fighting in the NHL, if coaches need to know how to skate, a wild story about Mike Babcock, and getting into a fight at a Russian bar, all that and more!

7:22 - Mike Commodore Interview

26:33 - Fighting stars in the NHL

33:19 - Do coaches need to know how to skate

42:33 - ...

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John is joined by country music radio legend, Dancing with the Stars winner, American Idol mentor, and Arkansas Razorback fan; Bobby Bones. John and Bobby dive into his unlikely win on DWTS, how he got his start in radio, being invited to ride on Jerry Jones' private helicopter, the craziest stadium in the SEC, and much more.

15:04 - Dancing with the Stars

24:21 - Getting his start in radio

55:23 - Where he finds the energy to do a...

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June 27, 2024 52 mins

John opens the podcast sharing some exciting news in his personal life. After, he spends this entire episode answering your questions in an extended mailbag segment.

7:46 - Thank you

12:49 - Mailbag

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John is joined by former NFL offensive lineman Geoff Schwartz. Coming off of Rory choking at the US Open, John and Geoff dive into who is to blame when a team or player in the NFL chokes, what his reaction was to the time that he got yelled the worst at by a coach, how Andy Reid was in the locker room after wins and losses, and does he buy into the Falcons with Cousins running the offense.

7:22 - Geoff Schwartz Interview

15:30 - Wh...

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John dives into Scottie Scheffler winning again, this time at The Travelers and becomes the first golfer to have six wins in a single season before July since Arnold Palmer did so in 1962. Later, John dives into LIV and how even though people aren't watching their events, they seem to understand what they are and are doing a good job by embracing the "party" style of golf during their events, and did the PGA make an exemption that ...

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John is joined by Kevin Clark from Omaha Productions to talk about his career from working at The Wall Street Journal to The Ringer to now where he currently is at with Omaha Productions.

Kevin shares stories about times that he has written or said something to upset a player, coach, or GM and what the backlash was, how he built up his network when he was just getting into the business, and shares his thoughts on if he think the wr...

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This week on 3&Out John discussed some of the biggest stories in sports starting with his reaction to Bryson winning the US Open and how Rory fell apart down the stretch (6:31), did the Jaguars make the right move by giving Trevor Lawrence a massive contract extension and what does it mean for some of the other QB's that are looking for new deals (30:13), and the latest with the Brandon Aiyuk situation in SF (50:56).

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John dives into the impact of Joe Flacco winning Comeback Player of the Year and how him winning has changed the criteria for the award and if that's a good thing, why Shedeur Sanders shouldn't be skipping the Manning Camp when all of the other top QB's will be there, does Austin Ekeler have a point as to why he's no longer on the Chargers, and what's the real reason why Aaron Rodgers skipped Jets mini-camp.

Lastly, John answers yo...

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Coming off of Rory choking at the US Open, John discusses a few different teams/QB's that need to step up in the playoffs and not choke when it comes to winning the Super Bowl. Later, John reacts to Trevor Lawrence's new contract and how that deal will have an impact on future QB contracts for Jordan Love, Dak, Tua, and Brock Prudy. Finally, he dives into the comments from Brandon Aiyuk to Jayden Daniels regarding the 49ers, and th...

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John reacts to Bryson DeChambeau winning his 2nd U.S. Open and how he has turned his images from someone unlikable to someone that loves to engage with the fans during his rounds and is must-watch TV. Plus, Rory McIlroy choking away the US Open lead with a brutal missed putt on 18, less than three feet from hole.

6:26 - Bryson wins the US Open

13:51 - Bryson's must-watch TV

28:15 - Rory chokes

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This week on 3&Out John discussed some of the biggest stories in sports starting with Dan Hurley deciding to turn down the Lakers job and stay in UCONN (6:08), the impact of Aaron Rodgers skipping mini-camp (20:25), Scottie Scheffler is the best golfer in the world (29:15), and finally the Patriots retiring Tom Brady's numbers and how what Tom did by playing in New England for 20 years is almost as impressive as all of his Supe...

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John dives into the Patriots retiring Tom Brady's numbers and how what Tom did by playing in New England for 20 years is almost as impressive as all of his Super Bowls. He later reacts to the punishment the NFL handed down on the Falcons for tampering with Kirk Cousins, and finally, are the Commanders making the wrong decision by not naming Jayden Daniels the starter.

Lastly, John discusses his biggest Fugazi in this week's Fugazi ...

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