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This is Football with Kevin Clark

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"This Is Football" is a digital show and podcast that runs multiple times per week through the NFL season. It's where you'll find fun and insightful interviews with some of the top NFL players, pundits and coaches with stories and nuggets you won't find anywhere else.
38 Episodes
In an exclusive Running Backs episode, Kevin Clark is joined by NFL Hall of Famer Emmitt Smith who explains that the gap between the Cowboys and the Eagles/49ers is in the heads of the Cowboys. Smith also discusses the biggest badasses on the '90s Cowboys, their biggest wins over the Bills (Super Bowl) and Giants (1995 Monday Night Football) and his new Bud Light commercial with Peyton Manning. Travis Etienne joins to explain what's behind the Jaguars hot streak. They also discuss Doug Pederson's calming presence on the Jaguars locker room, what Clemson can do to get back to National Championship contention and how Urban Meyer said he was heartbroken that the Jags missed out on Kadarius Toney and drafted Etienne instead. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Kevin Clark is joined by Albert Breer, who explains that Bill Belichick is one of two people guaranteed to get a Head Coaching opportunity next year. They also discuss how the Broncos have turned things around, what Kyler Murray's future in Arizona looks like and why the Packers and Ravens are the most intriguing teams in the NFL. Kevin takes a look at the Frank Reich firing and believes that more teams should be willing to part with their Head Coach when it's clear things aren't working. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Kevin Clark recaps everything from Week 12 in the NFL. He ponders the biggest mistakes in the NFL during the 2023 calendar year. A few candidates: The Jets allowing Aaron Rodgers to act as GM and influence their decisions, Derek Carr's contract, the Chargers sticking with Brandon Staley, the Patriots not moving on from Mac Jones and the Panthers doing just about everything they've done. We dip into the mailbag to answer your questions: what are we going to do about the state of refereeing after the no-call on the Josh Allen/Eagles horse-collar? Are the Giants really going to run it back with Daniel Jones next season? Who would you rather be right now: the Texans or the Jaguars? Finally, Kevin looks at the Broncos win over the Browns and asks whether Sean Payton and Russell Wilson can actually lead Denver to the playoffs. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Kevin Clark is joined by Peter King to answer whether there is cause for concern after the Chiefs Monday night loss to the Eagles. They recap the tenure of Zach Wilson as the Jets starting Quarterback and discuss how Detroit can be one of the best football towns when the Lions are good. When will Bill Belichick's tenure end in New England and will it be a peaceful one? Once he's gone, is there a possibility he winds up with Jerry Jones in Dallas? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Kevin Clark recaps everything from Week 11 in the NFL. He explains that there are five franchises that are clearly impacted by poor ownership: the Jets, Panthers, Bears, Commanders and the Final Boss of Bad Ownership: the Chargers. How many teams will be 8-8 going into the final week of the season? Will the Panthers job be the least desirable head coaching gig in the NFL? How is Matt Canada still operating in Pittsburgh 11 weeks into the season? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Kevin Clark doesn't think the Deshaun Watson season-ending injury significantly impacts the Browns - they'll still be able to upset one team in the playoffs. Derrik Klassen (Bleacher Report & The 33rd Team) joins to reveal the most surprisingly good (C.J. Stroud & Matthew Stafford) and surprisingly disappointing (Mac Jones & Trevor Lawrence) QBs in the NFL this season. They also discuss where Caleb Williams should want to go in the NFL Draft. Eric Eager (SumerSports) joins to share the defensive stats that explain why defenses have dominated the 2023 NFL season. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Kevin Clark discusses the Bills moving on from Ken Dorsey and what that means for Sean McDermott, Josh Allen and the future in Buffalo. Dan Orlovsky joins to explain what new Bills OC Joe Brady needs to say to Josh Allen. Kevin & Dan look at last year's QB Draft class and discuss why Bryce Young is struggling while C.J. Stroud is thriving. They also discuss what it means to be broken mentally as a young NFL QB. Finally, Dan tells a story of Dominic Raiola chirping Tom Cruise on the sidelines. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Kevin Clark recaps everything from a wild Sunday in the NFL and is beginning to ask: why can't C.J. Stroud win NFL MVP? How many "pre-fired" NFL coaches are there right now and how many new Head Coaches will we see in the NFL at the beginning of next season? Is Bill Belichick hurting his stock as a potential Head Coach candidate as each week passes? Kevin believes that the Bengals will still find a way to be the best team in the AFC North at the end of the season, because the Ravens still haven't found a way to close out games. How do the Chargers fix themselves and how long is it going to take? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Kevin Clark is joined by ESPN NFL Draft Analyst Jordan Reid to talk college Quarterbacks old and new. How has C.J. Stroud's transition to the NFL been so smooth? Why are the Texans the team to bet on in the future? Is there something Bryce Young was doing at Alabama that he's not doing in the NFL? Jordan evaluates the draft statuses of Caleb Williams, Drake Maye and Marvin Harrison Jr. and says that one of them will be Top 5 at his position as soon as he enters the league. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Eagles WR DeVonta Smith joins Kevin Clark to talk about the Eagles win over the Cowboys, what it's like to watch the Brotherly Shove in action and whether non-QBs should receive greater consideration for the Heisman Trophy. Mike Golic Jr. joins to determine the best team in the NFL right now. He and Kevin also discuss how impressed they've been with C.J. Stroud and whether Connor Stalions should get into the podcasting game. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Kevin Clark ranks the winning teams in the NFL based on where they currently stand. Chiefs & Eagles are on Tier 1... where does everyone else fall? The Cowboys performance Sunday showed that they aren't close to closing the gap between them and the Eagles in the NFC East. Joe Burrow is back when he's spreading the ball around the way he was on Sunday Night Football... and Kevin claims he's just a bonus on top of a Bengals Defense that's so good it can win a Super Bowl. It's not panic time for the Bills yet... but it's not relaxing either. Is the heat about to turn up on Sean McDermott? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Kevin Clark addresses the multiple reasons why there are so many backup Quarterbacks playing this Sunday. Zach Berman and JP Finlay join to play Good Franchise/Bad Franchise as the Eagles and Commanders head in opposite directions. What is the mood in the Commanders locker room after the Montez Sweat & Chase Young trades? Does Ron Rivera really think Sam Howell is the long-term solution at QB for the Commanders? What is it that makes the Tush Push/Brotherly Shove so effective? Where does Nick Sirianni rank among NFL Head Coaches? Evaluating the 2023 seasons of Jalen Hurts & A.J. Brown. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Josh Allen joins Kevin Clark to discuss the Bills Thursday Night Football win over the Buccaneers. He clarifies whether his audible call was for Taylor Swift or J.R. Smith. He explains how defenses have adjusted to his gameplay over his career and gives his thoughts on Halloween and what it's like to have Jim Nantz call your golf shot. Seth Walder joins to explain the most important numbers of the 2023 NFL season thus far. These include shining spotlights on the Dolphins offense, Micah Parsons and whether a non-QB can win MVP. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Kevin Clark recaps everything from Week 8 in the NFL. Should we be concerned about the Chiefs? The Kirk Cousins injury might have a bigger impact that you think it will. Will Levis's 4 TD game might be something the Titans should build on. Should it be assumed that Kyle Shanahan can automatically correct the 49ers? Plus, Kevin answers your questions: Is it time to start questioning Brian Daboll & Joe Schoen? Is there a trade market for Kyler Murray? Are skill players more important than they ever have been? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Kevin Clark is joined by former Falcons GM Thomas Dimitroff to discuss the best-built teams in the NFL. He explains what it is about Eagles GM Howie Roseman that allows him to continue pulling off trades that greatly benefit the Eagles. They also discuss what Kyle Shanahan wants from his Quarterback and how Bill Belichick is capable of turning things around in New England. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Kevin believes that it's time to open up the MVP race to non-Quarterbacks. Field Yates joins to discuss non-QB MVP candidates and how the New England Patriots situation plays out. T.J. Watt joins to discuss his defensive technique and living up to the expectations of being a Steeler. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Kevin Clark recaps everything from Week 7 in the NFL. The Ravens have climbed a tier on his power rankings while the Bills and Lions might not be who we thought they were. There's plenty of blame to go around when it comes to the Chargers. Kevin looks at the worst Head Coach hires of all time and is starting to think that it might not happen for Matt LaFleur in Green Bay. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Kevin Clark is joined by Jared Allen to discuss this generation's best NFL pass rushers, what's different about modern-day defenses and the time he chased Dan Orlovsky out of the end zone for a safety. NFL RedZone's Scott Hanson discusses how bad NFL offenses have been in 2023, the worst team to cover on RedZone and the all-time RedZone MVP. Kevin explains why you shouldn't believe anything you read from scouts about college Quarterbacks right now. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Kevin Clark is joined by Domonique Foxworth to discuss the evolution of modern-day defenses and how teams are succeeding/failing at developing schemes for them. He explains why the Dolphins offense has been able to succeed against those schemes and his favorite memory of playing against Bill Belichick. Kevin thinks the Jets need to stop talking about Aaron Rodgers and start focusing on the Jets team on the field. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Kevin Clark recaps everything that went down in Week 6 in the NFL. Are the Bills the team that we thought they were? Or are they on a lower tier in the AFC? The 49ers and Eagles are the last teams to lose a game this season... Kevin explains why the Browns and the Jets are the two teams in the AFC who could potentially ruin a team's season. Are this year's Bengals the same team as last year's Bengals? Should Titans fans want Mike Vrabel as their Head Coach? Why are the Falcons such a weird franchise? Kevin can't believe how bad it's gotten with Bill Belichick and the Patriots. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
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