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State of the Nation
36 minutes | May 3, 2018
Debut episode talking Raiders draft, offseason moves, and more
Vic Tafur and Jimmy Durkin introduce their new Raiders podcast with some talk about next week's draft, the moves the Raiders made over the offseason, a breakdown of the schedule and our plans for the show and Raiders coverage in general.
41 minutes | Feb 9, 2018
Third and Twenty: Jimmy Garoppolo's press conference
This special edition show features the audio from Jimmy Garoppolo's press conference to announce his new record-setting five-year deal and includes a discussion of the proceedings between Jimmy Durkin, David Lombardi and special guests Tim Kawakami and Marcus Thompson II.
64 minutes | Jan 31, 2018
Third and Twenty: Analyzing Carr's words, Garoppolo's market and making Super Bowl picks
The final episode of the NFL season breaks down what Derek Carr had to say in a recent interview and what that revealed about some of the Raiders issues last year. We also discuss Jimmy Garoppolo's market, which was reset a little by the trade and extension giving to Alex Smith. And finally, we make our picks for Super Bowl LII.
63 minutes | Jan 17, 2018
Trouble for 49ers' Foster, plus offseason targets, and expectations from Raiders' new assistants
The crew headed over to Ricky's Sports Bar in San Leandro to record the latest show as we discuss the arrest of 49ers linebacker Reuben Foster and breakdown some free agent options. The Raiders segment begins at the 24:10 mark and we chat about what defensive coordinator Paul Guenther and offensive coordinator Greg Olson had to say about their new roles as well as take some questions from some friends in attendance. We talk NFL playoffs at the 41:37 mark and are joined by ESPN's Courtney Cronin to discuss the Minnesota Miracle before making our conference championship game predictions.
66 minutes | Jan 10, 2018
Reacting to Gruden's introduction and the Patriots' fallout that led to Garoppolo trade
There's no offseason — at least not yet — and we break down a busy week of news for the Bay Area NFL teams. It starts with the biggest story in football, the Raiders introduction of coach Jon Gruden. We jump to the 49ers at the 31:14 mark and discuss one of the league's other huge stories, the possible dysfunction around the Patriots that may have helped lead to the Jimmy Garoppolo trade. At the 54:47 mark, we turn our attention to the NFL playoffs and make our picks for the divisional round games.
38 minutes | Jan 9, 2018
Jon Gruden introductory press conference
The full introductory press conference of newly returned Raiders coach Jon Gruden.
81 minutes | Jan 3, 2018
Raiders luring Gruden back, 49ers ride momentum into offseason
The Raiders and 49ers both wrapped up very different 6-10 seasons and both now figured to be among the league's most talked about teams in the offseason. The Raiders fired coach Jack Del Rio right after Sunday's season-ending loss to the Chargers, with all indications being that Jon Gruden will replace him. The 49ers finished the year on a five-game winning streak behind new franchise QB Jimmy Garoppolo. We discuss that, plus much more, including the behind-the-scenes issues that impacted the Raiders season and this weekend's wild-card playoff games.
61 minutes | Dec 12, 2017
Ep. 14: Garoppolo continues to shine for 49ers, while Raiders may be mailing it in
Jimmy G mania has taken over the 49ers, with new quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo now undefeated in four career starts, including two with the previously woeful 49ers. Meanwhile, the Raiders are falling fast and may have already resigned themselves to this season being over. We discuss that and much, much more.
62 minutes | Dec 5, 2017
Ep. 13: Raiders are in first place and 49ers have their franchise QB
The Raiders have clawed their way back into first place, thanks largely to the collapse of the Kansas City Chiefs. But that matters little. They've got a shot to redeem this season thanks to a win over the New York Giants that sets up a huge showdown in Kansas City this weekend. As for the 49ers, who we start discussing at the 20:22 mark, it's all about Jimmy Garoppolo. It's only one start — and the 49ers didn't even score a touchdown — but he absolutely looks like the franchise QB of the future. Our look around the league starts at 40:18 and begins with talking about those collapsing Chiefs and the bumbling AFC West and we also discuss a weekend filled with several ugly incidents.
62 minutes | Nov 29, 2017
Ep. 12: The start of the Jimmy Garoppolo era and breaking down the Crabtree/Talib fight
The Jimmy Garoppolo era has begun for the 49ers. Even though the team had yet to announce that news when we sat down to record, it was clear it was coming and we break down Garoppolo's exciting 67-second 49ers debut. The Raiders segment starts at 21:51 and features what else, a breakdown of the Michael Crabtree/Aqib Talib fight and some talk about what we saw from John Pagano's defense. We look at the rest of the NFL at 41:55 and highlight the collapse of the Kansas City Chiefs and the rise of the Los Angeles Rams, while also making our picks for the 49ers and Raiders games this weekend.
61 minutes | Nov 21, 2017
Ep. 11: The pre-Norton firing thoughts on the Raiders and what's next for the 49ers
This episode, taped a few hours before the Raiders fired defensive coordinator Ken Norton Jr., dives deep into the issues surrounding the coaching staff and that awful performance in Mexico City. On the 49ers, we ponder how the team should handle the quarterback position Sunday against the Seahawks and begin looking ahead to where this roster needs the most work this offseason.
62 minutes | Nov 15, 2017
Ep. 10: 49ers finally get a win, Raiders sideline Conley
The 49ers have done it ... they finally got a win. We break down what went right to allow the 49ers to beat the hapless New York Giants and discuss the heartbreaking Marquise Goodwin tragedy and more. The Raiders section begins at the 21-minute mark and we talk about the Las Vegas groundbreaking, Gareon Conley being placed on injured reserve, and try to come up with ways they may be able to beat the Patriots in Mexico City. We wrap it up starting at the 42:28 mark by taking a pre-stretch run look every NFL division and who we think is heading to the playoffs.
61 minutes | Nov 8, 2017
Ep. 9: Raiders staying alive, 49ers continue limping along
The Raiders kept their playoff hopes with their Sunday night win over the Dolphins and now get to relax for a week before heading south of the border to take on the Patriots. For the 49ers, it was another and C.J. Beathard took a beating as Jimmy Garoppolo watch far from harm's way. Is their hope on the horizon for the 49ers?
63 minutes | Nov 1, 2017
Ep. 8: 49ers land Garoppolo, Raiders regroup (again) in Florida
The 49ers stunned the NFL on the eve of the trade deadline when they traded for New England Patriots backup QB Jimmy Garoppolo. We spend virtually the whole 49ers section talking about their new franchise QB. Meanwhile, the Raiders limped into the sunny Gulf Coast of Florida doing some more soul-searching as their season hangs in the balance. Can they save it? We discuss that, plus all the wild trade deadline happenings.
60 minutes | Oct 25, 2017
Ep. 7: Raiders back in it, but Lynch suspended; 49ers winless march continues
The Raiders are back in the mix after earning a 31-30 win over the Kansas City Chiefs last week, but will open up their East Coast road trip in Buffalo without Marshawn Lynch after he was dealt a one-game suspension. The 49ers couldn't keep up their streak of narrow defeats as they were blown out by the Dallas Cowboys. Jimmy Durkin, Vic Tafur and David Lombardi talk all about that, take a look around the league and offer up predictions for Sunday's Raiders and 49ers games.
64 minutes | Oct 18, 2017
Ep. 6: 49ers turn to Beathard, Raiders swoop up Bowman and more
We've got more losing football to talk about. The 49ers are 0-6, but at least there's something to watch now with the quarterback switch to C.J. Beathard. The Raiders are 2-4 in the midst of a four-game losing streak, but NaVorro Bowman will solve all their problems, right? We also get ready for another week of action by bringing in guest Terez Paylor of the Kansas City Star.
62 minutes | Oct 11, 2017
Ep. 5: Figuring out Raiders losing streak, 49ers get close again, and more
Jimmy Durkin, Vic Tafur and David Lombardi of The Athletic try to make sense of the Raiders' sudden three-game losing streak, discuss how the 49ers are reacting to another close loss and give their takes on some of the hot topics around football. Vic even tells you some of the things he'd be willing to do for $13 million.
65 minutes | Oct 4, 2017
Ep. 4: 49ers winless woes, Raiders without Derek Carr and more
The Athletic's Jimmy Durkin, Vic Tafur and David Lombardi talk about where the winless 49ers can go from here, how the Raiders will deal without injured quarterback Derek Carr for a couple of weeks, and plenty of other topics surrounding both teams and the rest of the NFL.
63 minutes | Sep 27, 2017
Ep. 3: Raiders fall flat, 49ers seek first win and more NFL talk
Jimmy Durkin, Vic Tafur and David Lombardi discuss the Raiders' flat performance in Washington and look ahead to a chance to rebound against the Denver Broncos. break down an improved but still losing performance by the 49ers as they prepare to face the Arizona Cardinals and discuss the national anthem and many more NFL topics.
60 minutes | Sep 19, 2017
Ep. 2: 49ers make it close, Raiders dance to easy win
Jimmy Durkin, Vic Tafur and David Lombardi catch up on the 49ers' 12-9 loss to the Seahawks, the Raiders' 45-20 win over the Jets and look ahead to their games this week, while also ranting on the weakness of the NFC West, the sloppiness by some levels of media, the ridiculousness of counting out Tom Brady and so much more.
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