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Washington Football Talk

NBC Sports Washington

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Washington Football Talk

Washington Football Talk

NBC Sports Washington

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3.0K
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The Washington Football Talk podcast is anchored by NBC Sports Washington's Washington Football Insider JP Finlay and highlights all members of our coverage team including Mitch Tischler and Pete Hailey along with plenty of others. Finlay will also reach out to a host of outside influencers both in the D.C. media and the national landscape. With a strong set of personal relationships built on years covering the team, Finlay brings a fresh and engaging style to interviews with players, coaches and alumni for the podcast.

Latest Episodes

POSTGAME POD: Washington dismantles Dallas and, well, they’re somehow in the playoff conversation again

JP Finlay, Mitch Tischler and Pete Hailey have a victory to discuss again, finally! And it was a very simple one, too. From an undisclosed location at FedEx Field, the three hosts try to decide how much about Week 7 was because Washington was on point and how much about it was because Dallas is such a disaster. They also discuss Landon Collins’ reported season-ending injury and Jon Bostic’s hit on Andy Dalton before, yes, chatting about the team’s playoff chances. The second half of the proceedings is devoted to the usual segments, and to close, you’ll hear from Terry McLaurin and Cole Holcomb, who were both guests on NBC Sports Washington’s Postgame Live show. If you like podcasts where JP gives Mitch some hair advice and Pete gets yelled at for excessive paper crinkling, then this is the episode for you.

61 min1 d ago
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POSTGAME POD: Washington dismantles Dallas and, well, they’re somehow in the playoff conversation again

WEEK 7 PREVIEW: Dissecting what Ron said about his QBs, a chat with ESPN's Mina Kimes and a look at Dallas

JP Finlay, Mitch Tischler, Pete Hailey and their new producer, Jason Murphy, are here for one last preview before the bye week, and they start off this Washington Football Talk by getting right into an exchange Ron Rivera and Pete had during Rivera's Wednesday presser. What was said and why does it matter? You'll find out soon enough. Then, the guys go back and forth on whether Washington is positioned to take advantage of Dallas' struggling offense and STRUGGLING defense this Sunday before tossing to their interview with Mina Kimes. In that interview, the ESPN football analyst compares her beloved Seahawks to Washington to figure out what the latter needs to do like the former, expresses her confusion over the QB situation in DC and then tries to cheer up the hosts she's joining because they kept getting all emo. Then, to close, JP, Mitch and Pete return to go through their 100 Chips, Over/Unders and F U segments. If you like podcasts where Mitch reveals he's getting a Cam Sims tickle and Mina helps come up with the ideal next name for Washington, then this is the episode for you.

67 min5 d ago
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WEEK 7 PREVIEW: Dissecting what Ron said about his QBs, a chat with ESPN's Mina Kimes and a look at Dallas

POSTGAME POD: Washington played to win but ultimately lost a real heartbreaker in New York

JP Finlay, Mitch Tischler and Pete Hailey are fed up just like you, and they're here to talk about how fed up they are. They get right into it, too, wondering if Ron Rivera made the right call by going for two at the end of Washington's game versus the Giants, and then, they each choose a word to describe their overall mood. None of the words are positive. More conversation follows that, including a recap of Kyle Allen's day. In the second half of their show, the guys go through their usual segments, probably giving out too many Game Balls and Hat Tips in the process, and close things out with a quick thought on a tough anniversary. If you like podcasts where Mitch already beings to argue for the team to take a tackle in next year's draft and the hosts' moods matches yours, then this is the episode for you.

64 min1 w ago
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POSTGAME POD: Washington played to win but ultimately lost a real heartbreaker in New York

WEEK 6 PREVIEW: QB is still a mess, the O-line could be changing and Washington BADLY needs a win in New York

JP Finlay, Mitch Tischler and Pete Hailey are doing this preview pod for their second time, but it's your first time hearing it because the other one, uh, disappeared. So, listen as the guys, again, run through their thoughts on Dwayne Haskins' illness, Kyle Allen's aggressiveness and Alex Smith's current situation. After they look under center, Mitch takes you through some possible offensive line tinkering and Pete does the same for safety. Then, to close, the hosts run through a very simple Over/Under segment and a very complicated 100 Chips segment. If you like podcasts where JP labels Mitch the Fake Bet Police and Pete learns about a crucial scene in Varsity Blues, then this is the episode for you.

43 min1 w ago
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WEEK 6 PREVIEW: QB is still a mess, the O-line could be changing and Washington BADLY needs a win in New York

POSTGAME POD: Alex Smith makes his miraculous return in an otherwise DREADFUL loss to the Rams

JP Finlay, Mitch Tischler and Pete Hailey are torn: Should they be more amazed that Alex Smith's comeback took place at FedEx Field in Week 5 or more horrified by everything else that occurred with the Washington Football Team vs. the Rams? That's the opening topic they tackle in this latest postgame show. They also run through if Ron Rivera's proclamation that he's going to stick with Kyle Allen (as long as he's healthy) is the right call and, oh yeah, touch on the Dwayne Haskins trade rumors! Michael Phillips, who's always a welcome presence, appears halfway through to contribute his thoughts on everything. After that, they hit their typical postgame segments, which are all low on enthusiasm and high on criticism. And to close, they explain a few of Pete's latest gaffes with a few dairy-related items. If you like podcasts where JP begins things with a supremely obscure reference and Mitch just totally flubs a well-known cliche, then this is the episode for you.

43 min2 w ago
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POSTGAME POD: Alex Smith makes his miraculous return in an otherwise DREADFUL loss to the Rams

EMERGENCY POD: Dwayne Haskins is benched(!), Kyle Allen is starting(!) and Alex Smith is now backing Allen up(!)

JP Finlay, Mitch Tischler and Pete Hailey have plenty to talk about. So much to talk about. The MOST to talk about. And, of course, it begins at Washington's quarterback spot. Kyle Allen is now the guy, Alex Smith is behind him and Dwayne Haskins is at the bottom of the depth chart. What did JP, Mitch and Pete make of the move, is Haskins' career in Washington over, what does this say about Ron Rivera and, overall, is it the right call? They also debate who'll have the most starts in 2020 between that QB trio, which is a very interesting topic. After that, they look ahead to Sunday's game against the Rams, wondering how many yards Allen will throw for and if he can help Washington to a much-needed win. And at the end, they run through their F U Segment (as well as a neat variation on it) and review their very fun round of golf together. If you like podcasts where Mitch can't stop talking about pigs and there's a discussion about who has the worst typos, then this is the episode for you. AIRHORN.

58 min2 w ago
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EMERGENCY POD: Dwayne Haskins is benched(!), Kyle Allen is starting(!) and Alex Smith is now backing Allen up(!)

POSTGAME POD: Washington falls to 1-3, but was this loss another disappointment or merely expected?

JP Finlay, Mitch Tischler and Pete Hailey gather around a (new, sturdier) table for this postgame episode from outside of FedEx Field, and they begin by making a noise that they feels best describes Washington's Week 4 loss to the Ravens. None of the noises are that inspiring. After that, they run through their evaluations of Dwayne Haskins — was this a step forward, a step backward or no step at all? — and reflect on Ron Rivera's hardest game yet. They then go through their Over/Unders, 100 Chips and What Made You Smile segments before taking a look around the garbage NFC East and closing with some shtick. If you like podcasts where JP describes the Ravens' performance by coming up with a brunch analogy and Pete discusses his painful first experience with a splinter, then this is the episode for you.

44 min3 w ago
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POSTGAME POD: Washington falls to 1-3, but was this loss another disappointment or merely expected?

WEEK 4 PREVIEW: Gov. Larry Hogan joins for a football/betting-heavy interview, then JP, Mitch and Pete talk Washington-Baltimore

JP Finlay, Mitch Tischler and Pete Hailey have quite the show for you here today. To begin, you'll get JP's 1-on-1 with Governor of Maryland Larry Hogan. Yes, a governor joined this podcast. JP and Gov. Hogan discuss Hogan's feelings about this weekend's meeting between Baltimore and Washington, the latest on sports betting in the state and if Hogan gets insulted when he sees the franchise so desperate to build a stadium in DC. Once Hogan says goodbye, the trio of hosts preview Sunday's matchup by going through their Over/Under and 100 Chips segments. Another interview follows that, and this one features former NFL receiver Torrey Smith, a guy who's familiar with the Ravens and who also has a terrific Sean Taylor story that you'll love. Lastly, JP, Mitch and Pete return for some heavy shtick that involves JP "gifting" clothes to Pete. If you like podcasts where Mitch angers JP with his supposed knowledge of biking and the word "frack" is used constantly, then this is the episode for you.

60 min3 w ago
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WEEK 4 PREVIEW: Gov. Larry Hogan joins for a football/betting-heavy interview, then JP, Mitch and Pete talk Washington-Baltimore

Ron Rivera discusses Dwayne's future with JP and the hosts react to Matt Ioannidis' season-ending injury

JP Finlay, Mitch Tischler and Pete Hailey are back, but they don't waste too much time at the start of this Washington Football Talk because they want you to hear JP's newest 1-on-1 with Ron Rivera. In that interview, JP and Ron go back-and-forth about how Dwayne Haskins is performing, and Rivera brings up a very intriguing part of his past that could impact how much more time he gives his young QB. When that wraps, the trio returns to give their thoughts on what the coach told JP. Then, they move on to reacting to Matt Ioannidis' likely season-ending injury (how big of a deal is it?) as well as Chase Young's far less severe but still concerning groin issue. And, to close, they go through another segment of F Us. If you like podcasts where JP, Mitch and Pete reflect on their experience with an NBC Podcast Taskforce and JP gets upset with the Falcons, the Bears and cashiers, then this is the episode for you.

49 min3 w ago
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Ron Rivera discusses Dwayne's future with JP and the hosts react to Matt Ioannidis' season-ending injury

POSTGAME POD: Dwayne Haskins has the worst start of his NFL career as Washington loses its second straight

JP Finlay, Mitch Tischler and Pete Hailey gathered in Mitch's living room for yet another sad postgame show. The beginning bulk of it deals with Dwayne Haskins, who had a very poor outing in Cleveland. They explain why this failure felt different than last week's and even wonder if the names Kyle Allen or Alex Smith are going to become relevant at some point. Yeah, not fun. They also touch on Chase Young's injury before going through Ron Rivera's timeout usage, which again will be a topic of conversation. To wrap, they handle their What Makes You Smile, Game Balls and Goats, Over/Unders and 100 Chips segments. And at the end, you'll get Dontrelle Inman's postgame interview, which aired on NBC Sports Washington's Postgame Live. If you like podcasts where, well, there's not a ton to like about this one, but listen anyway. Thanks. Bye.

57 minSEP 28
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POSTGAME POD: Dwayne Haskins has the worst start of his NFL career as Washington loses its second straight

Latest Episodes

POSTGAME POD: Washington dismantles Dallas and, well, they’re somehow in the playoff conversation again

JP Finlay, Mitch Tischler and Pete Hailey have a victory to discuss again, finally! And it was a very simple one, too. From an undisclosed location at FedEx Field, the three hosts try to decide how much about Week 7 was because Washington was on point and how much about it was because Dallas is such a disaster. They also discuss Landon Collins’ reported season-ending injury and Jon Bostic’s hit on Andy Dalton before, yes, chatting about the team’s playoff chances. The second half of the proceedings is devoted to the usual segments, and to close, you’ll hear from Terry McLaurin and Cole Holcomb, who were both guests on NBC Sports Washington’s Postgame Live show. If you like podcasts where JP gives Mitch some hair advice and Pete gets yelled at for excessive paper crinkling, then this is the episode for you.

61 min1 d ago
Comments
POSTGAME POD: Washington dismantles Dallas and, well, they’re somehow in the playoff conversation again

WEEK 7 PREVIEW: Dissecting what Ron said about his QBs, a chat with ESPN's Mina Kimes and a look at Dallas

JP Finlay, Mitch Tischler, Pete Hailey and their new producer, Jason Murphy, are here for one last preview before the bye week, and they start off this Washington Football Talk by getting right into an exchange Ron Rivera and Pete had during Rivera's Wednesday presser. What was said and why does it matter? You'll find out soon enough. Then, the guys go back and forth on whether Washington is positioned to take advantage of Dallas' struggling offense and STRUGGLING defense this Sunday before tossing to their interview with Mina Kimes. In that interview, the ESPN football analyst compares her beloved Seahawks to Washington to figure out what the latter needs to do like the former, expresses her confusion over the QB situation in DC and then tries to cheer up the hosts she's joining because they kept getting all emo. Then, to close, JP, Mitch and Pete return to go through their 100 Chips, Over/Unders and F U segments. If you like podcasts where Mitch reveals he's getting a Cam Sims tickle and Mina helps come up with the ideal next name for Washington, then this is the episode for you.

67 min5 d ago
Comments
WEEK 7 PREVIEW: Dissecting what Ron said about his QBs, a chat with ESPN's Mina Kimes and a look at Dallas

POSTGAME POD: Washington played to win but ultimately lost a real heartbreaker in New York

JP Finlay, Mitch Tischler and Pete Hailey are fed up just like you, and they're here to talk about how fed up they are. They get right into it, too, wondering if Ron Rivera made the right call by going for two at the end of Washington's game versus the Giants, and then, they each choose a word to describe their overall mood. None of the words are positive. More conversation follows that, including a recap of Kyle Allen's day. In the second half of their show, the guys go through their usual segments, probably giving out too many Game Balls and Hat Tips in the process, and close things out with a quick thought on a tough anniversary. If you like podcasts where Mitch already beings to argue for the team to take a tackle in next year's draft and the hosts' moods matches yours, then this is the episode for you.

64 min1 w ago
Comments
POSTGAME POD: Washington played to win but ultimately lost a real heartbreaker in New York

WEEK 6 PREVIEW: QB is still a mess, the O-line could be changing and Washington BADLY needs a win in New York

JP Finlay, Mitch Tischler and Pete Hailey are doing this preview pod for their second time, but it's your first time hearing it because the other one, uh, disappeared. So, listen as the guys, again, run through their thoughts on Dwayne Haskins' illness, Kyle Allen's aggressiveness and Alex Smith's current situation. After they look under center, Mitch takes you through some possible offensive line tinkering and Pete does the same for safety. Then, to close, the hosts run through a very simple Over/Under segment and a very complicated 100 Chips segment. If you like podcasts where JP labels Mitch the Fake Bet Police and Pete learns about a crucial scene in Varsity Blues, then this is the episode for you.

43 min1 w ago
Comments
WEEK 6 PREVIEW: QB is still a mess, the O-line could be changing and Washington BADLY needs a win in New York

POSTGAME POD: Alex Smith makes his miraculous return in an otherwise DREADFUL loss to the Rams

JP Finlay, Mitch Tischler and Pete Hailey are torn: Should they be more amazed that Alex Smith's comeback took place at FedEx Field in Week 5 or more horrified by everything else that occurred with the Washington Football Team vs. the Rams? That's the opening topic they tackle in this latest postgame show. They also run through if Ron Rivera's proclamation that he's going to stick with Kyle Allen (as long as he's healthy) is the right call and, oh yeah, touch on the Dwayne Haskins trade rumors! Michael Phillips, who's always a welcome presence, appears halfway through to contribute his thoughts on everything. After that, they hit their typical postgame segments, which are all low on enthusiasm and high on criticism. And to close, they explain a few of Pete's latest gaffes with a few dairy-related items. If you like podcasts where JP begins things with a supremely obscure reference and Mitch just totally flubs a well-known cliche, then this is the episode for you.

43 min2 w ago
Comments
POSTGAME POD: Alex Smith makes his miraculous return in an otherwise DREADFUL loss to the Rams

EMERGENCY POD: Dwayne Haskins is benched(!), Kyle Allen is starting(!) and Alex Smith is now backing Allen up(!)

JP Finlay, Mitch Tischler and Pete Hailey have plenty to talk about. So much to talk about. The MOST to talk about. And, of course, it begins at Washington's quarterback spot. Kyle Allen is now the guy, Alex Smith is behind him and Dwayne Haskins is at the bottom of the depth chart. What did JP, Mitch and Pete make of the move, is Haskins' career in Washington over, what does this say about Ron Rivera and, overall, is it the right call? They also debate who'll have the most starts in 2020 between that QB trio, which is a very interesting topic. After that, they look ahead to Sunday's game against the Rams, wondering how many yards Allen will throw for and if he can help Washington to a much-needed win. And at the end, they run through their F U Segment (as well as a neat variation on it) and review their very fun round of golf together. If you like podcasts where Mitch can't stop talking about pigs and there's a discussion about who has the worst typos, then this is the episode for you. AIRHORN.

58 min2 w ago
Comments
EMERGENCY POD: Dwayne Haskins is benched(!), Kyle Allen is starting(!) and Alex Smith is now backing Allen up(!)

POSTGAME POD: Washington falls to 1-3, but was this loss another disappointment or merely expected?

JP Finlay, Mitch Tischler and Pete Hailey gather around a (new, sturdier) table for this postgame episode from outside of FedEx Field, and they begin by making a noise that they feels best describes Washington's Week 4 loss to the Ravens. None of the noises are that inspiring. After that, they run through their evaluations of Dwayne Haskins — was this a step forward, a step backward or no step at all? — and reflect on Ron Rivera's hardest game yet. They then go through their Over/Unders, 100 Chips and What Made You Smile segments before taking a look around the garbage NFC East and closing with some shtick. If you like podcasts where JP describes the Ravens' performance by coming up with a brunch analogy and Pete discusses his painful first experience with a splinter, then this is the episode for you.

44 min3 w ago
Comments
POSTGAME POD: Washington falls to 1-3, but was this loss another disappointment or merely expected?

WEEK 4 PREVIEW: Gov. Larry Hogan joins for a football/betting-heavy interview, then JP, Mitch and Pete talk Washington-Baltimore

JP Finlay, Mitch Tischler and Pete Hailey have quite the show for you here today. To begin, you'll get JP's 1-on-1 with Governor of Maryland Larry Hogan. Yes, a governor joined this podcast. JP and Gov. Hogan discuss Hogan's feelings about this weekend's meeting between Baltimore and Washington, the latest on sports betting in the state and if Hogan gets insulted when he sees the franchise so desperate to build a stadium in DC. Once Hogan says goodbye, the trio of hosts preview Sunday's matchup by going through their Over/Under and 100 Chips segments. Another interview follows that, and this one features former NFL receiver Torrey Smith, a guy who's familiar with the Ravens and who also has a terrific Sean Taylor story that you'll love. Lastly, JP, Mitch and Pete return for some heavy shtick that involves JP "gifting" clothes to Pete. If you like podcasts where Mitch angers JP with his supposed knowledge of biking and the word "frack" is used constantly, then this is the episode for you.

60 min3 w ago
Comments
WEEK 4 PREVIEW: Gov. Larry Hogan joins for a football/betting-heavy interview, then JP, Mitch and Pete talk Washington-Baltimore

Ron Rivera discusses Dwayne's future with JP and the hosts react to Matt Ioannidis' season-ending injury

JP Finlay, Mitch Tischler and Pete Hailey are back, but they don't waste too much time at the start of this Washington Football Talk because they want you to hear JP's newest 1-on-1 with Ron Rivera. In that interview, JP and Ron go back-and-forth about how Dwayne Haskins is performing, and Rivera brings up a very intriguing part of his past that could impact how much more time he gives his young QB. When that wraps, the trio returns to give their thoughts on what the coach told JP. Then, they move on to reacting to Matt Ioannidis' likely season-ending injury (how big of a deal is it?) as well as Chase Young's far less severe but still concerning groin issue. And, to close, they go through another segment of F Us. If you like podcasts where JP, Mitch and Pete reflect on their experience with an NBC Podcast Taskforce and JP gets upset with the Falcons, the Bears and cashiers, then this is the episode for you.

49 min3 w ago
Comments
Ron Rivera discusses Dwayne's future with JP and the hosts react to Matt Ioannidis' season-ending injury

POSTGAME POD: Dwayne Haskins has the worst start of his NFL career as Washington loses its second straight

JP Finlay, Mitch Tischler and Pete Hailey gathered in Mitch's living room for yet another sad postgame show. The beginning bulk of it deals with Dwayne Haskins, who had a very poor outing in Cleveland. They explain why this failure felt different than last week's and even wonder if the names Kyle Allen or Alex Smith are going to become relevant at some point. Yeah, not fun. They also touch on Chase Young's injury before going through Ron Rivera's timeout usage, which again will be a topic of conversation. To wrap, they handle their What Makes You Smile, Game Balls and Goats, Over/Unders and 100 Chips segments. And at the end, you'll get Dontrelle Inman's postgame interview, which aired on NBC Sports Washington's Postgame Live. If you like podcasts where, well, there's not a ton to like about this one, but listen anyway. Thanks. Bye.

57 minSEP 28
Comments
POSTGAME POD: Dwayne Haskins has the worst start of his NFL career as Washington loses its second straight
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