Podcast: 2022 Season Preview Show! With a few bold takes...
This hour, we think outside the box. Does San Francisco turn to Jimmy Garoppolo by midseason? What should we expect out of Tua Tagovailoa? And, hey, let's chat about Za'Darius Smith.
Only so much truth is gleaned at press conferences. Head coach Kyle Shanahan is saying all of the right things publicly.
But what’s really going on at quarterback for these San Francisco 49ers?
This episode with co-host Jim Monos attempts to predict the wildest outcomes this 2022 NFL season. We explain our Super Bowl picks in greater detail — Monos sees Bills/Packers, while I’m rolling with Bengals/Packers — before then thinking outside the box a bit.
Those 49ers are particularly intriguing. Shanahan has Garoppolo on the roster for a reason. Monos wouldn’t be surprised if “Jimmy G” has this team in the NFC Championship Game once again. Tua Tagovailoa faces a make-or-break Year 3. Everything around the Dolphins quarterback was a mess in 2021. With everything now resembling a young quarterback’s dream, I think we should expect quite a leap in 2022. A playoff berth, a playoff win, book it.
We’re in agreement on the peculiar New England Patriots.
Is there a last-place team with a Bengals-sized leap in them. (Yes, says Monos.)
And perhaps you’ve heard what Za’Darius Smith had to say about his revenge game at U.S. Bank Stadium this weekend. He plucked a few emotional chords in our conversation. Here on the pod, we discuss Smith’s comments and all things Packers-Vikings.
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Also, within the “Go Long with Dunne and Monos” feeds, you can always catch our weekly half-hour reports on the Buffalo Bills. Given Monos’ background as the team’s director of personnel — and the fact that we’re living right here in Western New York — we thought it’d be smart to break down the Super Bowl-favorite Bills immediately after every game.
Our regular podcast schedule kicks in with the games this weekend. Each Monday morning, I’ll note when we’ll be at Fattey Beer Company in Orchard Park, NY if you’d like to share a pint with us.