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Throughout his three-decade long career with the NFL, Mike Lombardi worked as an NFL executive with the San Francisco 49ers, Cleveland Browns, Philadelphia Eagles, and Oakland Raiders alongside NFL legends including Bill Belichick, Bill Walsh and Al Davis.   On The GM Shuffle, Lombardi and co-host Adnan Virk will tackle a wide range of topics weekly within the world of the NFL and break down everything listeners and fans need to know about players, coaches, organizations, the draft, free agency, and all the NFL storylines in a way that only they could with the success and credibility they bring to the podcast audience.  

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Throughout his three-decade long career with the NFL, Mike Lombardi worked as an NFL executive with the San Francisco 49ers, Cleveland Browns, Philadelphia Eagles, and Oakland Raiders alongside NFL legends including Bill Belichick, Bill Walsh and Al Davis.   On The GM Shuffle, Lombardi and co-host Adnan Virk will tackle a wide range of topics weekly within the world of the NFL and break down everything listeners and fans need to know about players, coaches, organizations, the draft, free agency, and all the NFL storylines in a way that only they could with the success and credibility they bring to the podcast audience.  

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Average Ratings
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35

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Cover image of The GM Shuffle with Michael Lombardi and Adnan Virk

The GM Shuffle with Michael Lombardi and Adnan Virk

Updated 8 days ago

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Throughout his three-decade long career with the NFL, Mike Lombardi worked as an NFL executive with the San Francisco 49ers, Cleveland Browns, Philadelphia Eagles, and Oakland Raiders alongside NFL legends including Bill Belichick, Bill Walsh and Al Davis.   On The GM Shuffle, Lombardi and co-host Adnan Virk will tackle a wide range of topics weekly within the world of the NFL and break down everything listeners and fans need to know about players, coaches, organizations, the draft, free agency, and all the NFL storylines in a way that only they could with the success and credibility they bring to the podcast audience.  

Rank #1: Trade Deadline Looms, Los Angeles Chargers’ Epic Loss, Mitchell Trubisky is Mediocre, Week 7 Recap

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The trade deadline is rapidly approaching and there are certain teams that need to make moves before 4pm on October 29th. The Chicago Bears are searching for answers, but they’re still overlooking their biggest problem – Mitchell Trubisky. The Los Angeles Chargers lost in epic fashion to the Tennessee Titans, Kirk Cousins and the Minnesota Vikings stay hot, Saquon Barkley returns to the New York Giants, and John Elway is overpaid and overrated. All that and more on The GM Shuffl! Follow us on Instagram - @TheGMShuffle.

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Oct 21 2019

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Rank #2: Week 7 Preview, Jalen Ramsey Trade, Mariota Takes a Seat, NFL Referees

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The Jalen Ramsey trade proves how desperate the Los Angeles Rams are this season. Meanwhile, the Jacksonville Jaguars were ten minutes away from a Super Bowl and now they’re a team in disrepair. Who refs the referees? As bad officiating has plagued the NFL this season, the issue highlights how NFL referees lack leadership. The Tennessee Titans have officially bench Marcus Mariota, the stingy Oakland Raiders face a tough Green Bay Packers team, and the Chicago Bears still can’t evaluate their quarterback. Follow us on Instagram, @TheGMShuffle!

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Oct 17 2019

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Rank #3: The Most Absurd Picks and Biggest Steals of the 2019 NFL Draft!

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George R.R. Martin wasn’t the only one questioning the New York Giants controversial draft selections. In fact, Mike doesn’t think their GM Dave Gettleman should even be allowed to talk to the media without a lawyer present! Mike and Adnan break down the best and worst picks from this year’s NFL draft, explain why it’s better for most player to go undrafted as they enter the league, and Mike speaks out on the NFL’s handling of the Tyreek Hill situation.

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May 01 2019

46mins

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Rank #4: Titans QB Situation, Head Coaches Who Will Get Fired, Giveaway Players

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On this episode of The GM Shuffle, Mike and Adnan review the 2016 Titans/Rams trade and how it worked out for both sides. Spoiler Alert: It was a good trade for the Rams. They also look at the betting odds of which NFL head coach will be the first to be fired this season. Mike and Adnan explore the idea of “Giveaway vs. Trade-away” players, how holding penalties will kill offenses this season, and review the latest episode of “Hard Knocks.” Do you have a question for Mike? Email us at TheGMShuffle@gmail.com for your chance to have your question read on air!

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Aug 22 2019

43mins

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Rank #5: Kyler Murray May Slip from #1 and Mike’s Top NFL Draft Picks at Each Position.

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Mike knows the exact the reason why the Arizona Cardinals are backing away from top QB prospect, Kyler Murray. Also, Adnan and Mike list the top draft picks at each position and Mike gives his pick for the best draft prospect that's on no one else’s radar right now.

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Apr 23 2019

37mins

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Rank #6: Week 6 Recap, Dallas Cowboys Disaster, Los Angeles Rams Are Bad

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Every bad NFL team is trying to “Tank for Tua,” but the real college quarterback that teams should want is Joe Burrow. The Dallas Cowboys are a mess and have dropped their last 3 games, which is starting to put Jason Garrett’s job on the line. The Philadelphia Eagles secondary were lit up by Kirk Cousin and the Minnesota Vikings, the Houston Texans beat the Kansas City Chiefs, and the “Toilet Bowl” gave the Washington Redskins their first win of the season. All that and more on this episode of The GM Shuffle!

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Oct 14 2019

57mins

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Rank #7: The Madden 20 QB Ratings are Perfect

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On this episode of The GM Shuffle, Mike and Adnan discuss the likelihood of the NFL expanding to an 18 game regular season. They also discuss Ezekiel Elliott’s contract holdout, the Paul George and Russell Westbrook trades, critique the newly released Madden QB ratings, and decide which NFL teams have the best defensive coordinators.

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Jul 17 2019

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Rank #8: Is Gronk Coming Back to the NFL?

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Rob Gronkowski may have retired from the NFL, but Mike isn’t ruling out a possible return for New England’s former Tight End. Plus, Mike knows exactly who to blame for the current dysfunction surrounding the Green Bay Packers, but does Adnan agree? Mike also reveals his list of breakout Running Backs for this year’s fantasy football season and the guys take a look at the over/under for AFC East.

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May 15 2019

35mins

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Rank #9: Who Did Lombardi Piss Off This Week?

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Mike has some choice words for Tommy Tuberville after the former Auburn coach criticized him for saying their program “might be the worst offense in football.” Plus, Jerry Jones thinks this year’s Dallas Cowboys will be better than last year, but do Mike and Adnan agree? Also, it’s never too early to start putting together your fantasy lineup, so The GM Shuffle has you covered, as Mike unveils his list of the top 5 breakout wide receivers for this year’s fantasy football season.

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May 08 2019

38mins

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Rank #10: Brown Released, Daniel Jones Mania in NY, Week 3 Recap

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Antonio Brown was released by the Patriots which begs the question - will he ever play in the NFL again? Also, Detroit looks like they could be a good team this season while the Eagles search for answers. Daniel Jones makes his debut for Eli Manning and leads the Giants to a win on the road. Plus, Mahomes outduels Jackson, Melvin Gordon’s ongoing holdout, Teddy Bridgewater’s first start, and much more!

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Sep 23 2019

49mins

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Rank #11: Antonio Brown Conspiracy Theories, Injury Updates, Week 1 Recap

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Buckle up, real football has returned!  Mike and Adnan breakdown week 1 of the NFL season by diving into everything from Antonio Brown conspiracy theories, the performance of the Mayor of Munchkinland (Kyler Murray), and just how low can the Dolphins and Giants go.  

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Sep 09 2019

44mins

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Rank #12: Beware of the Bill Belichick "trifecta"!

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Mike and Adnan sit down and scan the NFL and much more, covering the dreaded Bill Belichick "Trifecta", coaches ratings, the US Women's Gold Cup victory, Joey Chestnut, the NBA free agency madness, Gronk, and who know what else.  Fasten your seat belts.  

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Jul 10 2019

36mins

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Rank #13: Eli Benched, Ramsey Trade, QB Issues, Week 3 Preview

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Eli Manning was benched and the Giants couldn’t have made a better decision. Trouble in Carolina and Pittsburgh: what are the futures of Cam Newton and Big Ben? The situation is Jacksonville is getting sticky, but is Jalen Ramsey the player the Jaguars want to trade? We’ll tell you why it’s their other star who should be shipped out of Florida. Some teams are in “improvement mode” while others are in “maintenance mode” and understanding the difference between the two could make or break an NFL season. Plus, a preview and gambling advice for the top matchups this week. 

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Sep 19 2019

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Rank #14: Week 6 Preview, Redskins Culture Problem, Minshew Mania

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The Washington Redskins have finally found a coach, but unfortunately their lack of success won’t change anytime soon. “Minshew Mania” has taken over Jacksonville, which has sparked the debate of whether Nick Foles should be traded away or stay in Jacksonville as the backup QB. The Kansas Chiefs have been described as the “Golden State Warriors of Football,” but that’s not the correct NBA team that the Chiefs should be compared too. Gronk becomes a Fox analyst, #DapGate gets resolved, and the guys preview the biggest games in week 6.

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Oct 10 2019

40mins

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Rank #15: Peyton or Magic: “The guy running your team can’t be the laziest guy on the team.”

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There’s no way in the world that Peyton Manning will work for the Jets, but Mike and Adnan will definitely work to make you money as they look at the over/under for the NFC South. Plus, Kurt Warner says that Russell Wilson isn’t a top-five NFL QB, but is he right? Mike and Adnan also look at how Washington might replace Reuben Foster, reveal their list for breakout Fantasy Football quarterbacks, and provide a full recap of the final episode of Game of Thrones - even though neither of them have ever seen an episode prior to the series finale.

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May 22 2019

30mins

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Rank #16: If Kyler Murray doesn’t go #1 in the NFL draft, there will be more than four first-round trades.

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How many trades will there be in the first round? According to Mike it all depends on who the Arizona Cardinals pick first. Also, Adnan and Mike talk about the failing culture surrounding the Detroit Lions, Donovan McNabb's comments regarding Carson Wentz, and the release of the 2019 NFL schedule. 

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Apr 25 2019

26mins

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Rank #17: Don’t Buy The Hype of Camp!

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If there’s one lesson Mike wants you to take away from this week’s episode, it’s “don’t buy the hype of camp!” Mike and Adnan discuss Todd Gurley’s concerning knee injury, whether there’s a need for four preseason games, and if the Jets are going to pick the right personnel this offseason. Plus, Mike and Adnan take a look at the over/under of the NFC West and give their list of breakout defenses for the upcoming Fantasy Football season. 

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Jun 05 2019

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Rank #18: Falcons/Eagles, Brees + Roethlisberger Injuries, Cowboys’ Legitimacy, Weekly Awards

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Mike and Adnan react to the exciting ending of the Falcons vs. Eagles game. Also, Ben Roethlisberger and Drew Brees suffer injuries that could keep them out for a while. The Tennessee Titans have their own QB problem, but should they bench Mariota? One guy who shouldn't be benched is Lamar Jackson, is he the real deal? Plus, the legitimacy of the Dallas Cowboys, whether the Chicago Bears can win the NFC North, the possibility of Adam Vinatieri retiring before week 3, and they pick their top and bottom 3 teams in the NFL. 

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Sep 16 2019

47mins

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Rank #19: Roger Goodell Thinks He Knows, But He Doesn’t

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Mike can’t believe two things: The first - how is it that Odell Beckham Jr. can feel “disrespected” after being trade? The second - how is Roger Goodell so bad a disciplining players? On this episode of The GM Shuffle, Mike and Adnan are in disbelief at the commissioners inaction towards the Tyreek Hill allegations. Mike and Adnan also look at the PFFs top 10 QBs going into the 2019 season, the “Detroit Patriots” moniker, and they discuss the best offensive head coaches in the NFL.

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Jul 24 2019

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