Rank #1: Bill Simmons, Kevin Clark, and Robert Mays on the Best QB in Three Years | Dual Threat With Ryen Russillo (Ep. 4)
Ryen Rusillo sits down with Bill Simmons and Kevin Clark to discuss the New England Patriots' addition of Josh Gordon. Then Robert Mays joins for a discussion of who the best QB will be in 2021. Russillo also recounts his trip to the Texas-USC game and his run-in with Matthew McConaughey before addressing the Nike stock conversation.
Sep 19 2018
Rank #2: Andy Benoit and the Young-QB Conundrum | Dual Threat with Ryen Russillo | (Ep. 3)
Russillo is joined by SI sportswriter Andy Benoit to examine some of the young NFL quarterbacks, including Deshaun Watson, Derek Carr, Jimmy Garoppolo, and others. Then, Russillo hits on a few NFL happenings, including Aaron Rodgers's crazy comeback, Sam Darnold's NFL debut, and Le'Veon Bell's absence before running though a college football update.
Sep 12 2018
Rank #3: CFB Week 1 Recap With Bruce Feldman | The Ryen Russillo Podcast
Russillo talks about the SEC's shaky opening week with losses by South Carolina and Tennessee. He hits Boise State's wild comeback, Hugh Freeze's coaching Liberty from his hospital bed, Michigan's defense, and more (2:25). Then Ryen is joined by Bruce Feldman to discuss Auburn's win over Oregon, Pac-12 implications, Alabama's injuries, Clemson vs. the ACC, Jalen Hurts at Oklahoma, and more (17:40)!
Sep 03 2019
Rank #4: "Angry Football Guy," Plus 12 Questions With Andy Benoit and Kevin Clark | Dual Threat With Ryen Russillo
Russillo rants about "football guy" during NBA free agency before asking SI's Andy Benoit and The Ringer's Kevin Clark a series of questions about the 2019-20 NFL season. They talk Todd Gurley, the biggest gap between front office and head coach, Tom Brady's 2018 season, Cleveland Browns hype, the first coach fired, Pat Mahomes II, hilarious headlines, and more.
Jul 03 2019
Rank #5: CFB Preview and Andrew Luck's Farewell With Kevin Clark | Dual Threat With Ryen Russillo
Russillo briefly rants on why CFB fandom is an annual kick in the teeth (2:35), before setting the stage for the 2019 NCAA season (12:25). Finally, Ryen is joined by The Ringer’s Kevin Clark to discuss Andrew Luck’s career, his retirement, the conversations it incites; They talk Jadeveon Clowney trade rumors, celebrity flag football games, and more (26:50).
Aug 28 2019
Rank #6: Instant Replay and Booger McFarland on 'MNF,' Leadership, and Football Stories | The Ryen Russillo Podcast
Russillo addresses the state of the instant replay in sports (1:47) before he’s joined by two-time Super Bowl champion and 'Monday Night Football' analyst Booger McFarland to discuss the Bears' win over the Redskins on Monday night, an awesome Aaron Rodgers performance, leading a football team, and some stories, including playing with Warren Sapp, being traded to the Colts, college recruitment, and more (13:45).
Sep 27 2019
Rank #7: Joe Buck and the College Football Top 10 | Dual Threat With Ryen Russillo (Ep. 5)
Russillo hits on the NFL penalty outrage and college football's top 10 before talking with sportscasting legend Joe Buck about the Cleveland Browns' first win in 635 days, Baker Mayfield's debut, and the perils of national sportscasting.
Sep 26 2018
Rank #8: QB Overreactions and Todd McShay on CFB | The Ryen Russillo Podcast
Russillo discusses media reactions to rookie QBs' NFL debuts (2:25) before talking with ESPN's Todd McShay about new ways to gauge how a college QB's skills will translate to the NFL, 2020 first-round prospects, Stanford's offensive line issues, Jim Harbaugh's rocky season, Texas vs. Oklahoma, Nick Saban stories, and more (14:55).
Sep 25 2019
Rank #9: NFL Playoffs and Kyler Murray With Bill Simmons, Drew Henson, and Chris Ryan | Dual Threat with Ryen Russillo (Ep. 20)
In a jam-packed episode, Russillo talks with Bill Simmons about Tom Brady's impressive performance against the L.A. Chargers in the NFL divisional-round playoff (3:06) before talking with former MLB and NFL player Drew Henson about being a dual-sport professional athlete as well as his take on Kyler Murray's decision to declare for the NFL draft (21:55). Russillo shares his own opinion about Murray (41:10) before talking with Eagles fan Chris Ryan about Philly's postmortem playoff hopes (52:25).
Jan 16 2019
Rank #10: Conference Playoff Thoughts, Plus Tom Brady Stories With Tom Curran, Mike Giardi, and Drew Henson | Dual Threat With Ryen Russillo (Ep. 21)
Russillo shares his thoughts on Saints-Rams and Patriots-Chiefs (3:30) before talking with NBC Sports Boston's Tom Curran, NFL Network's Mike Giardi, and former NFL quarterback Drew Henson about some of their best Tom Brady stories (22:00). Finally Russillo unleashes his rant on 'The Bachelor' ... you're welcome, America (50:35).
Jan 24 2019
Rank #11: Clemson on Top With Bruce Feldman; Plus NFL Playoffs With Robert Mays | Dual Threat With Ryen Russillo (Ep. 19)
Russillo discusses the national championship game with Bruce Feldman of Fox Sports and 'The Athletic' (11:50), before talking with The Ringer's Robert Mays about wild-card weekend results and looking ahead to the NFL divisional playoff round (31:10).
Jan 09 2019
Rank #12: NFL Draft Recap With Andy Benoit | Dual Threat With Ryen Russillo
Russillo talks with SI's Andy Benoit about the 2019 NFL draft, teams that addressed needs and those that didn't, the Josh Rosen trade, the Giants' first-round decisions, draft sleepers, and more (1:40). Then, Russillo talks about mock drafts, the first-round QB bust ratio, trains, and more (38:30).
May 01 2019
Rank #13: Super Bowl Stories, Plus Kevin Clark and Chuck Klosterman | Dual Threat with Ryen Russillo (Ep. 22)
Russillo goes through some of his Super Bowl memories in honor of Sunday's game (4:44), then he calls up Kevin Clark who is on the ground in Atlanta, GA to recap their NFL playoffs draft, and talk about some key factors in the Rams-Patriots matchup (20:27). Finally Russillo sits down with Chuck Klosterman to talk regional fandom, the CFB playoff structure, instant replay, and more (37:28).
Jan 30 2019
Rank #14: Bill Simmons on the NFL Hall of Fame and Player Empowerment | The Ryen Russillo Podcast
Russillo examines the difference in player empowerment between the NBA and the NFL (5:10) before sitting down with Bill Simmons to discuss NFL contract negotiating, Patrick Mahomes, Ben Roethlisberger, parity, Eli Manning, the NFL Hall of Fame, Bill’s time at the Boston Herald, and more (11:14).
Sep 19 2019
Rank #15: Offseason Preview With Albert Breer and Kevin Clark | Dual Threat With Ryen Russillo (Ep. 23)
Russillo talks with SI's Albert Breer about the Belichick coaching tree, Brian Flores coaching the Dolphins, and Kyler Murray and Dwayne Haskins (1:55). Then The Ringer's Kevin Clark joins for some rapid-fire questions regarding the 2019 NFL season (17:10). Finally Russillo recaps his trip to Atlanta for Super Bowl LIII (48:05).
Feb 07 2019
Rank #16: Kevin Clark on NFL Free Agency | Dual Threat With Ryen Russillo
Russillo talks with Kevin Clark of 'The Ringer NFL Show' about the Giants trading Odell Beckham Jr. to the Browns, Antonio Brown to the Raiders, dead money, why players rarely make it to free agency, NFL draft rumors, and more.
Mar 21 2019
Rank #17: Trent Dilfer, Plus Le'Veon's return and Notre Dame Watch | Dual Threat With Ryen Russillo (Ep. 6)
Russillo talks with Super Bowl champion and analyst Trent Dilfer about the red-hot Patrick Mahomes II, how to implement a rookie QB, and two fantastic stories from Trent's time in the NFL, before hitting on Le'Veon Bell's supposed return to the Steelers rotation, Russillo's trip to Penn Sate–Ohio State, and more.
Oct 03 2018
Rank #18: Backup QB Stories, Part 2: Danny Kanell | Dual Threat With Ryen Russillo
In Part 2 of a four-part series, Russillo talks to Danny Kanell about his story as a former NFL QB, from reluctantly playing football at a small Florida high school, to winning the Orange Bowl with Florida State, to a playoff run with the New York Giants, arena football, and more. They also discuss why Kanell's football career ultimately didn't work out.
Mar 14 2019
Rank #19: NFL Draft Preview With Danny Kelly and Kevin Clark | Dual Threat With Ryen Russillo
The Ringer's Danny Kelly and Kevin Clark join the show to discuss if there is any real drama with the first pick of the draft, Daniel Jones's value, trustworthy GMs, which prospect will have the best career, and the best player at each position.
Apr 24 2019
Rank #20: The NFL GM with Robert Mays, Plus NCAA Transfer Guidelines | Dual Threat With Ryen Russillo
Russillo talks with The Ringer's Robert Mays about the position of an NFL GM, how the job compares to GM positions in other leagues such as the NBA and MLB, and how sharing executive power with coaches can affect the job (0:10). Then Russillo talks about the NCAA transfer rules, and both sides of the coin when players lose their eligibility when switching schools (23:05).
Jun 27 2019