FOX Sports brings you the Make Me Smarter Football Podcast, a weekly show aimed to do just that: make you smarter about football. Each week Nick Wright joins our football experts to take a look at the top stories and narratives around the NFL and discuss the “popular opinion”, then crack it open to give you the real and inside scoop from a unique and interesting perspective that you’ve never heard before, correcting the misguided opinions floating around media. It’ll make you think, it’ll make you understand, it’ll make you smarter.
Here's the Latest Episode from Make Me Smarter Football Podcast:
Cris Carter and Nick Wright break down the Patriots' historic comeback over the Falcons. Did Tom Brady deserve the MVP, or should the award have gone to James White? Who is really to blame for the Falcons' collapse? Plus, the fellas discuss the historical impact of Julian Edelman's amazing reception.
Cris & Nick break down the winning formula for the Patriots and Falcons before giving their predictions. Finally, Nick makes the case that Tom Brady could be the greatest football player of all time if he wins Sunday, while Cris takes a different stance.
Cris & Nick break down the WR position for the Falcons and the Patriots. How will Belichick attempt to slow down Julio Jones? Do the Patriots wide receivers deserve more credit for their production? Meanwhile, Nick makes the case that the Patriots must trade Jimmy Garoppolo and Cris opens up about a personal conversation with Antonio Brown.
As the Patriots prepare to face the Falcons, Nick Wright & Cris Carter break down the legacy of Bill Belichick. Is he the greatest coach in NFL history? Who deserves more credit for the run of the Patriots, Tom Brady or Belichick? How will off-the-field incidents impact his legacy on the game? Finally, Cris Carter has an emotional reflection on what it means to be in the Pro Football Hall of Fame.
Cris Carter & Nick Wright break down the quarterback matchup between the Patriots and the Falcons. Can Vic Beasley contain Tom Brady? How will Belichick defend Atlanta's potent offense? Who will dominate more on Sunday, Brady or Ryan? Finally, Nick makes the case that Matt Ryan is on his way to the Pro Football Hall of Fame.
Nick & Cris are live from Houston at Radio Row, previewing Super Bowl LI for the next 5 days. The fellas focus on Tom Brady's legacy as he prepares for his 7th Super Bowl. Is Brady the greatest quarterback of all time? How much impact will off-the-field incidents have after he retires? Plus, how long will Brady be leading the Patriots.
The fellas dive into why the Patriots wide receivers deserve more respect, and how Bill Belichick & Tom Brady always get the most out of that unheralded group. Cris makes the case that the Falcons' offense is more dynamic and harder to stop than the "Greatest Show on Turf" St. Louis Rams. Finally, Nick has a bone to pick with the entire NFL postseason, and the guys discuss why Aaron Rodgers is not to blame for the Packers' problems.
Nick & Cris discuss why all the pressure is on the Pittsburgh Steelers and not Tom Brady. Cris describes the formula for the Packers to slow down Atlanta's historically good offense. Finally, the guys dive into the real reason why the Cowboys lost to the Packers, and Nick has a very interesting trade proposal for the Cowboys and Tony Romo.
Cris Carter joins the show to give a unique perspective on Odell Beckham Jr. & dive into why Matt Ryan and the Falcons should be taken seriously. The fellas break down the Steelers' chances against the Chiefs and Nick Wright makes the case that the Cowboys should be Super Bowl favorites.
Michael Lombardi tells you why the Steelers & Chiefs will be Tom Brady's toughest test to get to the Super Bowl. Plus, why the Oakland Raiders are not hopeless without Derek Carr, and why Lombardi is not buying the Falcons' defense. Finally, Nick makes the case for Tony Romo to get back on the field.
The fellas disagree on whether Dak Prescott is deserving of the NFL MVP. Michael dives into why the New York Giants will not make the Super Bowl & explains what has changed in recent weeks for Aaron Rodgers. Finally, Lombardi tells you why the Houston Texans are a dangerous team & how Bill Belichick once threw Tom Savage for a loop.
Michael dives into New England's big win over Baltimore and breaks down why the Patriots' defense puts them in a position to win another Super Bowl. Also, while everyone is talking about Dak vs. Romo, the fellas discuss why the real issue in Dallas is Dez Bryant. Lombardi has an interesting pick on who should be the next Rams head coach, while Nick makes a connection between Odell Beckham Jr. and Andrew Luck.
Michael tells you why the Earl Thomas injury does not spell doom for the Seattle Seahawks and sizes up their chances against the Cowboys. In addition, Lombardi gives a detailed examination of the problems Odell Beckham Jr. is causing for the Giants and why he is buying the Chiefs' Super Bowl chances. Finally, Nick tells you why Cam Newton is getting a raw deal in Carolina.
Michael tells you why the Raiders will not be advancing far this postseason and why he's not buying the Miami Dolphins. Meanwhile, Nick makes a bold claim about Odell Beckham Jr. and tells you why each NFL head coach needs a math wiz by his side. Finally, Michael revisits the final moments of Super Bowl XLIX from inside the mind of Bill Belichick.
Michael Lombardi is not buying the Oakland Raiders and has a surprising take on who will be the toughest competition for the Patriots in the AFC. Also, was Kirk Cousins being disrespectful toward Washington's GM, and how much money will Daniel Snyder have to pay his star QB? Finally, Nick Wright has a bone to pick with Dak Prescott and Michael weighs in on Tony Romo's behavior in Dallas.
Michael Lombardi dives into how Bill Belichick will fix the struggling New England defense and why he is not impressed with Giants head coach Ben McAdoo. Plus, the guys discuss the problem with declaring Dak Prescott or Ezekiel Elliott NFL MVP. Finally, Nick Wright makes a bold claim about what nearly every NFL head coach is getting dead wrong.
Michael Lombardi sets the record straight on who is the true MVP of the NFL. Plus, the fellas dive into the one thing that is causing problems for Aaron Rodgers and why Eagles head coach Doug Pederson is actually hurting Carson Wentz. Finally, Nick has a bone to pick with Vikings head coach Mike Zimmer.
How did the Patriots get better by trading Jamie Collins? Why does everyone need to pump the brakes on Derek Carr? Why was Cam Newton wrong to speak out after Sunday's game? Plus, Nick Wright unveils his theory that all field goal kickers should be abolished from the NFL.
The Make Me Smarter Football Podcast with Nick Wright and Michael Lombardi launches Tuesday, November 1st.