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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, NBC Analyst and former NFL QB Chris Simms joins Michael Lombardi and Femi Abebefe to share his thoughts on the state of QB play in the NFL entering this season. Plus, Chris shares how he's seen the Giants organization evolve since he was a kid watching his dad win Super Bowls for New York. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
On The GM Shuffle, hosts Michael Lombardi and Femi Abebefe break down their takeaways from episode two of "Hard Knocks" with the New York Giants, including how Michael believes the organization should've handled re-signing Saquon Barkley. Plus, Lombardi reveals his Red & Blue Chip defensive backs. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
On The GM Shuffle, hosts Michael Lombardi and Femi Abebefe react to the first episode of "Hard Knocks: Offseason with the New York Giants." Michael breaks down the fault in their team building and what they need to do to establish a strong culture. Plus, Lombardi reacts to his 76ers adding Paul George and re-signing Tyrese Maxey. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
On The GM Shuffle, Tone Digs of "The Pat McAfee Show" joins hosts Michael Lombardi and Femi Abebefe to share his thoughts on the upcoming NFL season. Tone breaks down teams he's high on, some of his best bets for the upcoming season and his true feelings on the Steelers outlook. Plus, the guys chat about Tone's Pittsburgh fandom and early thoughts on Week 1. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
On The GM Shuffle, VSiN Betting Analyst Matt Youmans joins hosts Michael Lombardi for an early betting preview of the NFL season. The guys go over some of their best bets, what bookmakers are saying about the Super Bowl and which division races they're keeping an eye on. To get access to the VSiN NFL Betting Guide visit vsin.com/subcribe and use promo code "LOMBARDI" for a discounted price. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
On The GM Shuffle, Colts GM Chris Ballard joins hosts Michael Lombardi and Femi Abebefe to break down Indy's offseason. Beginning with a heartbreaking loss to the Texans in Week 18 and going through the draft, free agency and what he's seen from the team so far in practice. Plus, Ballard shares what his job entails at this point in the year as well as his team building philosophies. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
On The GM Shuffle, hosts Femi Abebefe and Michael Lombardi break down what NFL teams can learn from Brad Stevens and the way the NBA Champion Boston Celtics were built. Plus, the guys debate who'll be the next QB to sign a new deal and update the Brandon Aiyuk contract sage. Michael also shares his take on the new rules for Comeback Player of the Year and the Broncos addition of David Shaw. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
On The GM Shuffle, hosts Michael Lombardi and Femi Abebefe break down Trevor Lawrence's new $275M deal and the importance of this year in Jacksonville. The guys also mention Tee Higgins' signing of the franchise tender. Plus, former NFL QB and current analyst Phil Simms joins the show to share his thoughts on young quarterbacks and some great memories of his former HC, Bill Parcells. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
On The GM Shuffle, hosts Michael Lombardi and Femi Abebefe break down breaking news involving the NFL's tampering investigation of the Atlanta Falcons and Philadelphia Eagles. Plus, the Jets circus continues with Aaron Rodgers skipping mini camp. Michael also breaks down what we should be looking at when breaking down NFL QB contracts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
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
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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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