RapSheet and Friends

RapSheet and Friends

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.

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July 28, 2020 61 min
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 Ty...
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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 ...
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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.
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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.
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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 st...
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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.
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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 th...
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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)
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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).
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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).
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Ian, Tom Pelissero and Mike Garafolo get to the task of mocking up the coming virtual Draft. Highlights include FOUR trades for the Browns, a slide for Tua Tagovailoa and tales of Tom's very newly detailed spreadsheet. Plus two wide receiver prospects dial in - Alabama's Henry Ruggs (26:25) and TCU's Jalen Reagor (51:05).
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The new-normal we're all dealing with continues, but the Draft is now one week closer. Ian's guests this week are free agent running back LeSean McCoy (13:45) and former Raven and Super Bowl XLVII champion Dennis Pitta, who is probably the football player with the most expertise on the hip injury suffered by Tua Tagovailoa (36:11). Meanwhile, nanny schedules didn't coordinate so if you like Tom Pelissero but not Mike Ga...
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It's Tre Day on the show as new Cincinnati Bengals corner Trae Waynes (17:05) and new L.A. Chargers guard Trai Turner (40:35) call into the show. Meanwhile, Ian, Tom and Mike talk about the "virtual Draft" coming our way in a couple weeks because of the ongoing coronavirus crisis, Joe Burrow's prospects and what it might take to trade up to select a QB. Stay safe, everyone.
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Everyone continues to shelter in place at their respective homes, but the football calendar spins on. Ian's guests this week are a pair of former Jaguars in brand new Baltimore Raven Calais Campbell (11:15) and brand new Denver Bronco A.J. Bouye (37:35). Meanwhile, Mike Garafolo and Tom Pelissero are along to talk about the extra playoff games being added this season, the Bucs and Pats and much more.
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The world has largely come to a standstill... except in the NFL. And, since this is an NFL podcast, we soldier on! Ian is joined by brand new Los Angeles Charger Chris Harris (15:40) to talk about the end of his nine-year run in Denver, picking the Chargers in free agency and more. Meanwhile, the NFL's Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Allen Sills, hops on with Ian to talk coronavirus and its impact on the league (33:00). All that, pl...
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After a week unlike any we've seen in sports, Ian, Tom and Mike get together to try to make sense of it all - including how coronavirus is affecting the NFL, how the decision was made to start the league year, the ratification of the new CBA, the impending start of free agency and more. Ian's guests are Patriots free-agent-to-be Kyle Van Noy (10:20) and Los Angeles Chargers running back Austin Ekeler (28:30), who's alre...
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It's a busy week in the NFL as the players have the CBA in their hands and are currently voting on it. Ian, Tom and Mike break it down, while also throwing out some free agency predictions including a discussion on just what will happen with Tom Brady. Guests are Vikings free-agent-to-be Anthony Harris (14:50) and former TCU defensive tackle and first-round hopeful Ross Blacklock (36:30). All that, plus Tom coins the term "...
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Ian, Tom and Mike have finally escaped from Indianapolis after a long and productive week at the Combine. They look back on everything cracking in Indy, discuss Tom's formerly messed up finger and much more - including Ian's wife's pop-a-shot dominance. Guests include LSU standout wide receiver and first-round hopeful Justin Jefferson (14:55) and Colts linebacker Darius Leonard (38:05).
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The football world has descended upon Indianapolis for the Combine - and so has our pod crew. Ian catches up with Falcons GM Thomas Dimitroff (11:30) and Titans linebacker Rashaan Evans (33:00). Meanwhile, Tom Pelissero and Mike Garafolo gather near the bench-press area to speculate on the Draft, talk about the Combine and ponder whether Tom actually listens to the podcast. All that, plus a not-to-be-missed cameo from Eagles GM How...
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Ahead of the combine next week, Ian's got prospects galore! Oklahoma quarterback Jalen Hurts (11:55), Utah State signal caller Jordan Love (29:45) and South Carolina defensive tackle Javon Kinlaw (45:00) are all on the show this week. Plus, Tom Pelissero and Mike Garafolo on the quarterback carousel, progress on a new collective bargaining agreement and much more, including Tom getting "that soggy feeling" and Mike'...
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