Episodes
JP Finlay, Mitch Tischler and Pete Hailey begin this Washington Football Talk by analyzing the now-clearer front office situation, as Martin Mayhew is the GM and Marty Hurney is in the fold as well. During the opening portion, the hosts explain possible reasons for the shuffling of roles and cover other important takeaways from these two moves. Once that's done with, they turn their attention to QB — something they'll be doing a lot of in the coming months — and each explain what kind of...
Published 01/22/21
While the Marty Hurney news wasn't official when this Washington Football Talk was recorded, all signs pointed to him becoming the new general manager of the club, so JP Finlay, Mitch Tischler and Pete Hailey convened to give their thoughts. As they cover the story from all angles, you'll hear JP try to calm doubters of the move down somewhat, a recap of Hurney's biggest transactions in Carolina and an overall reaction to the decision. There is also plenty of Kyle Smith mentions. Once they...
Published 01/19/21
The Washington Football Team's offseason has begun, but the Washington Football Talk podcast never takes a break. So, JP Finlay, Mitch Tischler and Pete Hailey are here once more, and they begin by diving into the franchise's search for a GM. In that convo, JP also explains why he feels there's some Ashburn Syndrome with Kyle Smith. Once that wraps, the trio moves on to quarterback, wondering if Alex Smith will return or retire, how Taylor Heinicke fits into the equation and why, if at all...
Published 01/15/21
The end of the season is here, but damn, it was a memorable one. For the last time for a while, JP Finlay, Mitch Tischler and Pete Hailey are coming at you from the FedEx Field parking lot to break down a Washington game, this one their playoff loss to the Bucs. For many, it'll be known as the Taylor Heinicke Night, and that's where the hosts begin. What did they make of his performance and where does he fit going forward? That second question especially leads to some interesting discussions....
Published 01/10/21
Welcome to the first Washington Football Talk playoff preview installment in history. It feels good to be here. To begin, JP Finlay, Mitch Tischler and Pete Hailey run through the team's current QB situation as well as the injuries that Antonio Gibson, Terry McLaurin, Brandon Scherff and Kendall Fuller are dealing with. Then, they toss to an excellent, fiery interview with Rodney Harrison, who outlines how the defense can get to his ex-teammate, Tom Brady, and reveals his very high opinion of...
Published 01/07/21
Was it pretty? Nope. Does it matter? Also nope. The Washington Football Team is playoff bound, and JP Finlay, Mitch Tischler and Pete Hailey are here to celebrate with you. THE PLAYOFFS. The hosts discuss that achievement, praise the defense and reflect on how crazy this year has been. Yes, they also address Doug Pederson basically giving Ron Rivera's club the dub, but that's secondary to all the good vibes. Also in the show, you'll hear Mitch rant about Tom Brady's upcoming trip to Landover...
Published 01/04/21
JP Finlay, Mitch Tischler and Pete Hailey seriously hope this isn't their last preview installment of the season. To start it off, the guys go through the injury updates you care about most, while also touching on how the Eagles are looking healthwise before Sunday's meeting. From there, they run through their pregame segments, where Mitch goes nuts in 100 Chips, there's a lot of Antonio Gibson hype in Over/Unders, and everyone ends up predicting a victory. Yup. After those all wrap, there's...
Published 12/31/20
This summary won't take long. Dwayne Haskins got released on Monday and you want to get analysis on the move, why it was made and what happens next for him. That's precisely what this Emergency Pod does, so fire it up. (When that all wraps, you'll also get a 1-on-1 with Ron Rivera that was recorded BEFORE the release of Haskins but is still worthy of your time.) If you like podcasts where JP Finlay battles with some sunlight and he, Mitch Tischler and Pete Hailey all list their defining...
Published 12/28/20
This could've been a division-winning edition of Washington Football Talk. Key word: could've. Instead, thanks to a very uninspiring outing from Dwayne Haskins and a few others, the Burgundy and Gold fell to the Panthers in Week 16, and JP Finlay, Mitch Tischler and Pete Hailey have many thoughts about the loss. They, clearly, begin with Dwayne, and discuss if he was pulled at the right time, if he's now truly done in DC and what to make of his press conference drama. They then look ahead to...
Published 12/28/20
This Washington Football Talk begins with JP Finlay, Mitch Tischler and Pete Hailey discussing a topic they NEVER could've imagined: the team's starting QB being punished for partying mask-less with strippers. The trio describe their initial reaction to the Haskins news, run through other examples of Dwayne's immaturity coming to the forefront and wonder where the franchise goes from here. They also give their opinion on how Ron Rivera handled the situation, which includes thoughts on his...
Published 12/24/20
JP Finlay, Mitch Tischler and Pete Hailey are here to break down Washington's loss to the Seahawks. What is their primary takeaway from the contest and are they coming away from it more encouraged or less encouraged about this team? From there, they do their best to evaluate Dwayne Haskins' performance, which was at times quite disappointing and at others somewhat promising. At some point, you'll also get an explanation from Mitch about those sweet camera shots that everyone was talking...
Published 12/21/20
There's a starting QB mystery, and JP Finlay, Mitch Tischler and Pete Hailey dive into it to start this Washington Football Talk. After hearing from Ron Rivera, Scott Turner and Alex Smith on Wednesday, the three hosts each give their educated guess as to who'll start this weekend against the Seahawks. Well, JP sort of guesses and sort of doesn't. Then, they toss to JP's interview with NBC Sports Northwest's Joe Fann, a Seattle insider who's the ideal guest to talk to ahead of Sunday's major...
Published 12/17/20
Any time a Washington Football Talk begins with a strong rant from JP Finlay about success, you know things are going right and that's precisely what happens on this one. Mitch Tischler and Pete Hailey then join to reflect on everything from Washington's Week 14 win over the Niners, including the DOMINANT DEFENSE, Chase Freakin' Young, the QB drama and much, much more. They also look into the far future and wonder just how well Ron Rivera is setting this franchise up for many more victories....
Published 12/14/20
While there isn't any hypothetical bourbon in this Washington Football Talk, there is plenty of real content. To begin, you'll get JP Finlay's interview with Ron Rivera that happened on Tuesday after the Pittsburgh dub. While that game is now in the past, hearing Ron review it is still very worth it. Then, JP brings on Mitch Tischler and Pete Hailey to analyze Antonio Gibson's health/the running back situation, Washington's new QB, where Kyle Smith stands in the organization and if there's...
Published 12/11/20
JP Finlay, Mitch Tischler, Pete Hailey and BRIAN MITCHELL are here to celebrate, talk about and celebrate some more after Washington's best victory in YEARS. Things begin with a fiery open from JP and they continue from there, as the four discuss how many players stepped up, praise Ron Rivera and discuss how HUGE of a victory this one really was. Eventually — like, eventually — they make it to their Game Balls and Goats, 100 Chips and What Makes You Smile segments, segments that also include...
Published 12/08/20
Previewing the Steelers plus interviews with Kamren Curl and former Steeler Ike Taylor.
Published 12/03/20
Well, well, well, with the calendar about to turn to December, Washington has a legit playoff sweat, which is largely the focus of this Washington Football Talk. First, you'll get JP Finlay's one-on-one with Ron Rivera, where the head coach reflects on how meaningful the Dallas win was before saying why he's not looking at the NFC East standings just yet. Once Rivera is done, Mitch Tischler and Pete Hailey hop on to evaluate Washington's final five contests and where Alex Smith fits in with...
Published 11/30/20
HAPPY THANKSGIVING! JP Finlay, Mitch Tischler and Pete Hailey are here to give you a massive helping of the Washington Football Talk podcast after one of the best wins for the Burgundy and Gold in recent memory. OH, SORRY, ONE SEC, ANTONIO GIBSON JUST SCORED ANOTHER TD. OK, back to the summary. The guys recap everything from the Thanksgiving Thrashing, shouting out all the main heroes and smaller-name heroes who brought the goods to AT&T Stadium. They also go through the incredible play...
Published 11/27/20
JP Finlay, Mitch Tischler and Pete Hailey prefer victory podcasts over losing podcasts, so they're happy to bring you this edition of Washington Football Talk. From the FedExField parking lot, the hosts recap the win over the Bengals, as they try to figure out how excited to be about it. They also discuss Joe Burrow's unfortunate injury, Chase Young's bounceback effort, Terry McLaurin doing Terry McLaurin things and more. To close, they hit their classic segments, where they hand out plenty...
Published 11/23/20
Hope you're ready for this one, Washington Football Talk listeners, because it's a doozy. Before getting into a bunch of quality discussions, JP Finlay begins by losing his bleeping mind over his Zoom situation in what can only be labeled as an explosion. Once he cools off (sort of), you'll hear his 1-on-1 with Ron Rivera from earlier in the week. Then, he, Mitch Tischler and Pete Hailey look at Washington's dicey left tackle situation, wonder what the perfect amount of attempts for Alex...
Published 11/19/20
JP Finlay, Mitch Tischler and Pete Hailey start off this Washington Football Talk podcast by coming up with one word to describe the team that's at the center of their show, and the words aren't positive. They shouldn't be, either, considering how down and up and DOWN they were in their game against the Lions. After that opening segment, they review other parts about Sunday's loss, including Alex Smith's day, Chase Young's back-breaking penalty, that bizarre second-and-2 play call and Dustin...
Published 11/16/20
This Washington Football Talk is gonna be quite informative and enjoyable for ya. To start, you'll get JP Finlay's 1-on-1 with Morgan Moses, where the O-lineman discusses how the franchise's vibe has changed under Ron Rivera and what it's like inhabiting Trent Williams' locker. Then, JP, Mitch Tischler and Pete Hailey catch up with Chris Simms, who has lots of thoughts on Dwayne Haskins as well as one QB prospect that he's already crazy about. Once those finish, you'll get the trio's live pod...
Published 11/13/20
JP Finlay, Mitch Tischler and Pete Hailey are here to hopefully bring you a quality podcast about a not-so-quality football team. The three hosts begin this Washington Football Talk by admitting that they are all still infected with Ashburn Syndrome before reacting to yet another major QB injury. How many times will that happen to this organization? From there, they dive deeper into the Burgundy and Gold's latest disappointing loss, doing segments on how the defense didn't step up and whether...
Published 11/09/20
This week's Washington Football Talk is a day late, but the wait is going to be worth it. Why? Oh, because JP Finlay got the chance to talk to Alex Smith for an extended amount of time AND also catch up with Dale Earnhardt Jr. NBD. First, you'll hear Smith reflect on the comeback he's made so far, talk about his new off-field cause and answer whether he wants to be the starter in 2021, in addition to discussing the NFC East race. After that, Earnhardt Jr. jumps on to give his thoughts on...
Published 11/06/20
JP Finlay, Mitch Tischler and Pete Hailey are ready for the second half of the season, which begins with this new Washington Football Talk. After briefly saying hello, the guys toss to JP's 1-on-1 with Ron Rivera, who goes in depth on Ryan Kerrigan's future and why he thinks his team is due for a "crescendo." Once that ends, the hosts return to hold a long discussion regarding the trade deadline, focusing on Ryan Kerrigan, Dwayne Haskins and Ryan Anderson. They quickly discuss Eric Reid as...
Published 11/02/20