TFG Pod Season Preview Extravaganza: The NFL’s Most Intriguing Teams

Hallelujah! Real live football that actually counts. In this super-sized episode, Melissa picks the five teams she believes are the most intriguing headed into the regular season, and dissects each one with a notable reporter from each market. Both local fans and NFL fans at large should appreciate these scene-setting conversations. The five teams selected by Melissa, along with the reporters appearing on the special episode and some of the storylines covered are listed below. Don’t agree with our top 5? Keep the conversation going at @tfg_nfl.

The Show

The Rundown


9:45: Lindsey Thiry of ESPN takes us to the land of stars and sky high expectations. Why Jared Goff will improve in year two under second Sean McVay, how Brandin Cooks fits into McVay’s scheme and how the convergence of egos will pan out in the regular season.


22:20: Jimmy Kempski of projects when Carson Wentz will return, how the Eagles backfield will shake out and whether the losses of OC Frank Reich and QB coach John DeFilippo will have a major impact.


41:05: Nora Princiotti of the Boston Globe on whether the Roman Empire could fall this season, why the loss of DC Matt Patricia won’t make much of a dent dent, the underappreciated leadership of James White and why Rob Gronkowski may not have the matchup advantage of years past.


59:51: Doug Lesmerises of on the mystery that is Hue Jackson‘s continued employment, why Myles Garrett is poised for a monumental sophomore season, the rare embarrassment of riches at QB, and how the running back trio of Carlos Hyde, Duke Johnson and Bradley Chubb will shake out.


1:17:15: Kevin Fishbain of The Athletic Chicago on immediate impact of Khalil Mack both at Halas Hall and the entire city of Chicago, expectations for Mitch Trubisky, and how the Bears are on the path to being Rams Midwest.

Follow our guests on Twitter:

Lindsay Thiry @LindsayThiry

Jimmy Kemski @JimmyKemski

Nora Princiotti @NoraPrinciotti

Doug Lesmerises @DougLesmerises

Kevin Fishbain @kfishbain


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Music Selections

Funky Cha Cha – Arturo Sandoval | It Was A Good Day – Ice Cube | Rocky Theme Song | Break You – The Roots | On & On – Erykah Badu | Royalty – Gang Starr | Do Ya – Big Shug | Soundtrack 2 My Life – Kid Cudi | Go Go Gadget Flow – Lupe Fiasco | Cocoa Butter Kisses – Chance the Rapper | Mr. Brightside – The Killers