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The GM Shuffle with Michael Lombardi and Femi Abebefe

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Throughout his three-decade long career with the NFL, Michael Lombardi worked as an NFL executive with the San Francisco 49ers, Cleveland Browns, Philadelphia Eagles, and Oakland Raiders alongside NFL legends including Bill Belichick, Bill Walsh and Al Davis. On The GM Shuffle, Lombardi and co-host Femi Abebefe will tackle a wide range of topics weekly within the world of the NFL and break down everything listeners and fans need to know about players, coaches, organizations, the draft, free agency, and all the NFL storylines in a way that only they can.

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On The GM Shuffle, longtime NFL coordinator and current Michigan DC Wink Martindale joins hosts Michael Lombardi and Femi Abebefe. Wink discusses the transition from college to the NFL, the foundations of his defensive system and what it's like to go up against great QBs like Patrick Mahomes. Plus, Wink shares plenty of memories from his time in Oakland with Michael and more from his football career. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
On The GM Shuffle, hosts Femi Abebefe and Michael Lombardi break down minicamp absences and if they're an effective negotiating tactic. The guys also discuss the Jets' bungling of the Haason Reddick acquisition and Christian McCaffrey's new deal with the 49ers. Plus, Michael shares the problems he sees with the Miami Dolphins that could affect the upcoming season. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
On The GM Shuffle, hosts Michael Lombardi and Femi Abebefe react to Justin Jefferson's market-setting deal and speculate on what it could mean for the other WRs looking for contracts. Plus, ESPN NFL Analyst Booger McFarland joins the show to break down the teams he's been most impressed with through the draft and free agency. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Hosts Michael Lombardi and Femi Abebefe analyze Jaylen Waddle's new deal and what it means for Tua's pending contract. And is Justin Jefferson available for a trade at the right price? The guys also get into the Bengals & 49ers WR rooms. Plus, Michael shares his take on the potential offseason overhaul and the Kansas City Chiefs' chances at a three-peat. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
On The GM Shuffle, NFL Network Analyst and former offensive lineman Brian Baldinger joins Michael Lombardi and Femi Abebefe to break down his impressions of teams this offseason including the Eagles, Dolphins, Jets and more. Plus, the guys get into which team will have the #1 pick in the 2025 draft and if Antonio Pierce will succeed in his first year as the full-time Raiders HC. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
On The GM Shuffle, hosts Michael Lombardi and Femi Abebefe break down the Cowboys' contract dilemmas along with Dak Prescott's comments at OTAs. Plus, the guys get into other storylines from this week including: Aaron Rodgers feeling the pressure, Justin Fields' chances at the starting job in Pittsburgh and Roger Goodell discussing a potential 18-game season. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
On The GM Shuffle, hosts Michael Lombardi and Femi Abebefe break down the start of OTAs for NFL teams, including some news that Tua is with the Dolphins despite ongoing contract negotiations. Plus, the guys revisit offseason coaching changes, discuss the most important coordinator hires, head coaches that move the needle and the legacy of "Mr. Raider" Jim Otto. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
On The GM Shuffle, hosts Michael Lombardi and Femi Abebefe react to the NFL schedule release including marquee matchups, international games, the Thanksgiving and Christmas slate, as well as their early thoughts on Week 1. Plus, the guys break down Jared Goff's new deal and if the Lions will remain hungry after getting paid. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
On The GM Shuffle, hosts Michael Lombardi and Femi Abebefe react to the Chiefs-Ravens season opener and break down what really goes on a Rookie Mini Camps. The guys also answer several "GM Shuffle Mailbag" questions, including: Why do teams overdraft QBs? Does Michael want to go back to the NFL? & Who's Michael's favorite Sopranos villain? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
On The GM Shuffle hosts Michael Lombardi and Femi Abebefe react Joe Burrow throwing at Bengals practice and the latest legal issues surrounding Chiefs WR Rashee Rice. Plus, the Titans add Tyler Boyd to round out one of the oldest WR corps in the league. The guys also look back a the 2021 NFL Draft including the fifth-year options that got picked up and the highest-graded classes from media. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Hosts Michael Lombardi and Femi Abebefe react to Odell Beckham Jr. signing with the Miami Dolphins. Plus, Michael breaks down the importance of having a player development plan for rookie QBs. The guys also discuss which rookie QBs will start Week 1 with odds from DraftKings Sportsbook. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
On The GM Shuffle, hosts Michael Lombardi and Femi Abebefe analyze the post-draft spin coming out of the Giants and Falcons organizations. Plus, the guys break down Offensive and Defensive Rookie of the Year Odds, Travis Kelce's new deal with the Chiefs and the handful of disgruntled Bengals players. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
On The GM Shuffle, hosts Michael Lombardi and Femi Abebefe recap Days 2 & 3 of the NFL Draft. Michael shares which teams he thinks are approaching team building the right way and which mistakes were made over the weekend. Plus, the guys react to the Cowboys signing Ezekiel Elliott, the 49ers leaving the weekend without trading Aiyuk or Samuel and a new deal for Patriots DT Christian Barmore. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
On The GM Shuffle, hosts Michael Lombardi and Femi Abebefe break down the team-building malpractice on display in Atlanta after selecting QB Michael Penix Jr. in the top 10. Plus, Michael reacts to a historic start to the draft with 14 consecutive offensive players taken and a record six QBs off the board in the top 12 picks. The guys also break down the 49ers trade rumors regarding Aiyuk & Deebo and the market-setting contracts for AJ Brown and Amon-Ra St. Brown. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
On The GM Shuffle, hosts Michael Lombardi and Femi Abebefe preview Round 1 of the NFL Draft. Michael breaks down what he'd do with each of the Top 10 picks and shares what he thinks will happen Thursday night. The guys also discuss how many QBs they expect to go off the board and debate drafting OLs vs WRs early. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
On The GM Shuffle, hosts Michael Lombardi and Femi Abebefe kick off draft week by going over potential draft day trades and how they're made. Plus, the guys take a look at the latest "Lying Season" entries from NFL GMs. Michael also shares his top 5 most critical drafts from across the league. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
On The GM Shuffle, hosts Michael Lombardi and Femi Abebefe react to the ESPN's report detailing Bill Belichick's offseason search for an HC job including: Robert Kraft's comments to Arthur Blank, Belichick not making the top 3 candidates and Rich McCay's power in the Falcons' organization. Plus, the guys discuss the latest NFL Draft news and Michael's top defensive prospects. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
On The GM Shuffle, hosts Michael Lombardi and Ben Wilson break down the latest draft news including the looming tampering punishment for the Atlanta Falcons, the best strategy for the Minnesota Vikings and Adam Schefter telling Commanders fans to buy their Jayden Daniels jersey. Plus, the guys get into a pair of unhappy WRs in Brandon Aiyuk and Tee Higgins. Michael also reacts to lucrative extensions for Colts DT DeForest Buckner and Eagles WR Devonta Smith. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
On The GM Shuffle, hosts Michael Lombardi and Ben Wilson break down the latest NFL Draft news and rumors as we are two weeks away from round 1. Plus, Michael shares his thoughts on the Giants QB dilemma, the difficulty in evaluating Drake Maye and which teams are most likely to trade up or down in the draft. The guys also hit a flurry of extensions across the league, the NFL game in Brazil and the death of controversial sports figure OJ Simpson. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Michael Lombardi and Stormy Buonantony break down the Texans trade for Stefon Diggs and what's next for the Buffalo Bills. On The GM Shuffle, Michael and Femi Abebefe analyze the top of the draft, talking strategy and guarding secrets in the building. Plus, the guys take a first look at DraftKings NFL win totals. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
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Comments (18)

Chris Munsterman

great pod! love Mike and Femi! Love unfiltered commentary from 2 dudes not worried about getting hired/rehired into the NFL, or getting/keeping access to NFL players\Coaches.

Oct 11th
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Darren Potkey

Congratulations on 200 episodes!

Oct 25th
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logitta

enough with the Covid talk. It's their choice. doesn't concern you.

Aug 26th
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Tom Wilcock

best podcast around. listen from North East England every episode with friends. perfect blend of NFL Sopranos references and the odd Wire reference. cant beat the GM shuffle

Feb 8th
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JB

love the show

Oct 5th
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cdndctx

Thank God a new episode!!! Please don't take a week off again..

May 5th
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Thomas Schad

orange Gatorade mike

Feb 3rd
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Rylan Yee

Way too many audio glitches and errors. Great pod but fix your shit

Oct 22nd
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Thomas Schad

I'm in for a t shirt

Oct 5th
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Mike Gee

skip skip skip... but I'm still not ever missing a show. love the show boys!

Sep 26th
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Mike Gee

Only thing I would love for you to add would be 1 Fantasy evaluation. not a player who will do well, What position will man handle there opposition that week. It would be so helpful. example, The slot for S.D. is on lock down. or Vice versa.

Sep 19th
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Mike Gee

Mike and Adnan always Hit'em with the Hein! This is "The Best" "real" football show there is. Mike please tell us more about the struggles and insight that you have on these teams. I love how you break games down. Kicking ass in my pool! I seriously cant get enough. I need 4-5 shows a week! And Baba-Booey to you!

Sep 19th
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Thomas Schad

like the podcasts mike. keep up good work

Jun 9th
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Thomas Schad

love the show

May 8th
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