Episodes
In this episode, John previews the massive NFL Conference Championship Weekend and gives his team and QB pressure rankings. He also discusses the Colts' options for replacing Philip Rivers, why Chris Ballard should put the full court press on Andrew Luck to comeback, why Philip Rivers deserves all the respect, if new Eagles Head Coach Nick Sirianni can fix Carson Wentz, why Larry Scott's terrible Pac-12 legacy will be his unwillingness to embrace the football cash cow, and previews Conference...
Published 01/22/21
In this episode, John looks at a common thread between the teams that advanced from the weekend, why he's feeling like a kid again leading up NFC Championship matchup between Brady and Rodgers, the latest round of NFL coaching hires, how the Texans should handle their Deshaun Watson mess, and the bad vibes between Sean McVay and Jared Goff. He also looks at the NFL's decision to cancel the scouting combine and answers listener questions in the Middlekauff Mailbag. Follow John on Twitter and...
Published 01/19/21
In this episode, John discusses Urban Meyer taking his talents to the NFL sidelines Jacksonville, and the biggest challenges he'll face entering the pros. He also explains why hiring defensive coordinators in today's NFL is the wrong move, why teams are going overboard signing new GM's to long-term deals, dives deep into this weekend's Divisional Round matchups, and lays out his theory that Nick Saban retiring will instantly restore college football interest, and answers listener questions in...
Published 01/15/21
In this episode, John reacts to Saban and 'Bama rolling Ohio State to win another national title, and some NFL Draft projections for the game's top prospects. He also discusses the Eagles decision to fire Doug Pederson, why he's been so impressed with Sean McVay's growth this season, why Brady's age is a playoff advantage, why not having fans in the stands is hurting the playoff atmosphere, and the impact of the 2018 QB class on this postseason. Follow John on Twitter and SUBSCRIBE now to get...
Published 01/12/21
In this episode, John breaks down the rapidly deteriorating relationship between Deshaun Watson and the Texans, and why the Houston franchise needs a break from the Belichick tree. He also previews the Wild Card Weekend games, gives his picks, gives his take on the latest coaching carousel developments, explains why Justin Fields has the most to gain from a huge National Championship Game performance, and answers listener questions in the Middlekauff Mailbag. Follow John on Twitter and...
Published 01/08/21
On today's episode, Jason opens things up with a quick thought on the group of rioters who breached the US Capitol building on Wednesday. Although we do make a concerted effort to stay out of politics on the show, when terrorists threaten our democracy, who won the game and whether or not your 3-team teaser hit just don't seem as important. Later, Jason does a deep dive into Deshaun Watson's cryptic tweet following the Houston Texans' decision to hire Nick Caserio as their new general...
Published 01/07/21
In this episode, John discusses the job openings after Black Monday coach firings, why he thinks media criticism of Doug Pederson for putting in Nate Sudfeld is over the top, the expanded NFL playoffs, and why Steve Sarkisian is more proof of Nick Saban rehabilitating coaching careers. He also gives out his 2020 End of the Year Awards, and answers listener questions in the Middlekauff Mailbag. Follow John on Twitter and SUBSCRIBE now to get all the latest content!! Learn more about your...
Published 01/05/21
In this episode, John explains why the Colts need to be honest with themselves and move on from Philip Rivers as soon as possible, and previews the biggest storylines from NFL Week 17 and the the CFB Playoff Semifinal matchups. He also gives his 3 for the $ ATS picks, and answers listener questions in the Middlekauff Mailbag. Follow John on Twitter and SUBSCRIBE now to get all the latest content!! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Published 12/31/20
In this episode, John looks at the Bills' MNF beating of the Pats, why they're a scary playoff team, and if Belichick should over by parting ways with the Pats. He also breaks down the AFC playoff picture, ranks his 3 teams that can win the NFC, explains why the QB's in the draft are far from a sure thing, why it's clear the Dolphins aren't sold on Tua, why the Cardinals are getting exposed, looks at the Dwayne Haskins disaster, Urban Meyer NFL rumors, and answers listener questions in the...
Published 12/29/20
In this episode, John explains why the hype on incoming college QB's has gotten out of control, why the NFL consistently cycles through GM and coaching retreads, previews the slate of Week 16 games and gives his 3 for the $ ATS picks, and answers listener questions in the Middlekauff Mailbag. Follow John on Twitter and SUBSCRIBE now to get all the latest content!! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Published 12/24/20
In this episode, John reacts to the death of Hall of Fame pass rusher Kevin Greene, the Steelers crumbling down the stretch, explains how the Jets should approach the draft now that they look to be out of the running for Trevor Lawrence, why no one wants to hear Carson Wentz complain about being benched, why the Bills should dominate the AFC East for the foreseeable future. He also breaks down his theory about why teams aren't finishing games strong after getting huge first half leads ,gives...
Published 12/22/20
Click here to subscribe directly to the I Want Your Flex podcasts! Hosted by Fox Sports Radio personalities Mike Harmon and Dan Beyer, the guys recap the Bengals win over the disappointing Steelers on Monday Night Football. Dan apologizes for telling people to start Jared Goff, Taysom Hill, Miles Sanders and James Conner. The Titans and Cardinals are hitting their stride and providing fantasy gold in the playoffs. They preview Week 16 including Friday and Saturday games which project to...
Published 12/22/20
In this episode, John looks at the Chargers taking down the Raiders on TNF, explains why Jon Gruden's return to coaching has been a bust after 3 years, why his experience working with Louis Riddick in Philly made him a believer, and why Nick Saban is actually somehow underrated. He also gives out his Week 15 3 for the $ ATS picks, and answers listener questions in the Middlekauff Mailbag. Follow John on Twitter and SUBSCRIBE now to get all the latest content!! Learn more about your...
Published 12/18/20
In this episode, John reacts to the Ravens thriller of a MNF win over the Browns, explains why Jon Gruden's defensive personnel selection led to his defensive coordinator getting fired, gives his reaction to Week 14, looks at the available coaching jobs, why unrealistic expectations make mid-level SEC jobs unattractive, and why the evaluation of quarterbacks is as inexact, despite having more information than ever. He also answers listener questions in the Middlekauff Mailbag. Follow John on...
Published 12/15/20
LaVar Arrington, T.J. Houshmandzadeh and Plaxico Burress look ahead to Black Monday and predict which NFL head coaches will be out of a job after this season. Plus, they take a look at which candidates are the best fit to fill those positions. Also, Speak For Yourself host Marcellus Wiley stops by to break down the coaching carousel and weigh in on the rift between LeBron James and Kyrie Irving!  Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Published 12/12/20
In this episode, John looks at the Rams comfortably taking care of an undermanned Patriots squad, why he's down on Jared Goff, why Cam is done as a starter after this year, what Sam Darnold's value is this offseason, breaks down the NFC and AFC playoff pictures, gives his week 14 3 for the $ ATS picks, and answers listener questions in the Middlekauff Mailbag. Follow John on Twitter and SUBSCRIBE now to get all the latest content!! Learn more about your ad-choices at...
Published 12/11/20
In this episode, John looks at Josh Allen's dominant MNF performance against the Niners, Alex Smith capping this season's comeback with a win over the undefeated Steelers, if Carson Wentz is fixable after getting benched in Week 13, how Joe Judge and Brian Flores are bucking the trend of Belichick assistants, why this season is one of Belichick's best coaching jobs, and discusses the greatness of Travis Kelce. He also gives his key takeaways from Week 13 and answers listener questions in the...
Published 12/08/20
In this episode, John explains his take on the Steelers/Ravens weird Wednesday day game, why Matt Stafford needs to demand a trade to finish his career with a winner, why he disagrees with the current conventional thinking that the salary cap will shrink due to COVID, why he would never take a QB in the 2nd round, why he's not buying that Jim Harbaugh will duck Ohio State, why the Chargers can't go cheap when hiring their next coach, gives his week 13 3 for the $ ATS picks, and answers...
Published 12/04/20
On today's episode, Jason explains why the knee injury to Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker Bud Dupree is a much bigger deal than you might think on the surface, why he's shocked at how much Baltimore Ravens quarterback Robert Griffin III has regressed as a passer since his rookie season in Washington, and why he's a tad concerned about the Steelers' sputtering offense. Jason also shares his thoughts on the Russell Westbrook-for-John Wall blockbuster trade in the NBA and tells us why he can't...
Published 12/03/20
In this episode, John looks at Carson Wentz's MNF debacle, why the Eagles are stuck with him, why he doesn't have sympathy for Tom Brady struggling to get on the same page with Bruce Arians, how he ranks the 4 current GM openings, and what's next for Matt Stafford and Sam Darnold. He also gives his thoughts on the football weekend and answers listener questions in the Middlekauff Mailbag. Follow John on Twitter and SUBSCRIBE now to get all the latest content!! Learn more about your...
Published 12/01/20
In this episode, John gives his thoughts on the Ravens/Steelers postponement, previews the top Week 12 games, storylines, gives his 3 for the $ ATS picks, and answers listener questions in the Middlekauff Mailbag. Follow John on Twitter and SUBSCRIBE now to get all the latest content!! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Published 11/27/20
In this episode, John discusses the Rams MNF win over the Bucs, why the age is finally catching up with Tom Brady, why Sean Payton's ego is tied into giving Taysom Hill a shot at QB, his takeaways from the Colts taking down the Packers, and runs down who's up and who's down in his rookie QB stock watch. Middlekauff also recaps the top action and stories from week 11 - including Mike McCarthy smashing watermelons and John Harbaugh playing the tough guy - and answers listener questions in the...
Published 11/24/20
In this episode, John reacts to the Seahawks thrilling TNF win over the Cardinals, why Pete Carroll teams have an undeniable track record of coming out on top in crazy endings, why he respects Joe Judge reportedly toeing up with his o-line coach, why the Chargers should try to swing big and try to hire Urban Meyer, and why he thinks Jon Gruden needs to make the playoffs. He also previews the NFL week 11 slate and gives his 3 for the $ ATS picks. Follow John on Twitter and SUBSCRIBE now to get...
Published 11/20/20
In this episode, John discusses the Bears sinking lower in a bad MNF loss to the Vikings, why Nick Foles should be officially finished as an NFL starting quarterback, why Carson Wentz exit strategy, why Sean Payton investing in Jameis Winston as a backup looks like a genius move, why Miami's Brian Flores is the frontrunner for coach of the year, why Bama should heavily consider Lane Kiffin as Nick Saban's replacement, and why Kyler Murray should get MVP consideration. He also answers listener...
Published 11/17/20
In this episode, John reacts to the Colts domination of the Titans on TNF, why GM Chris Ballard needs to go all-in on convincing Andrew Luck to comeback to a stacked roster, and why he's still not convinced Ryan Tannehill can carry the Titans. He also explains why Lamar Jackson and the Ravens run-first attack is always going to be predictable, why tying draft compensation to minority coaching hiring could actually cost Eric Bieniemy a job, and gives his week 10 3 for the $ NFL picks. Follow...
Published 11/13/20