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6am-9am – The Kevin Sheehan Show

9am-12pm – Russell & Medhurst

12pm-3pm – The Burgundy and Gold Today

3pm-6pm – The Hoffman Show

Jay Gruden on Commanders' "not good enough" passing game, "way below average" running game and Josh Harris' search to re...
01/09/2024

Jay Gruden on Commanders' "not good enough" passing game, "way below average" running game and Josh Harris' search to replace Ron Rivera

Jay Gruden, fired as Washington’s head coach in Oct. 2019 by Dan Snyder, joined Chris Russell to talk about where the Commanders go from here after Ron Rivera was fired by Josh Harris after four years in charge.

Courtney Cronin discusses Commanders future, Rick Speilman's involvement in Josh Harris search and what Bears might do w...
01/09/2024

Courtney Cronin discusses Commanders future, Rick Speilman's involvement in Josh Harris search and what Bears might do with No. 1 pick with Kevin Sheehan

Courtney Cronin and Kevin Sheehan discuss Josh Harris bringing in Bob Myers and Rick Spielman to help form a search committee to hire the Commanders’ next head coach and new head of football operations.

Ron Rivera is gone. What now? Ben Standig and Kevin Sheehan discuss what the next few days look like as the Commanders s...
01/09/2024

Ron Rivera is gone. What now? Ben Standig and Kevin Sheehan discuss what the next few days look like as the Commanders start their search for a new head coach and head of football operations

Ben Standig and Kevin Sheehan discuss the Commanders’ firing of Ron Rivera and what the next few days will look like as Washington’s internal search committee begins its initial search for a new head of football operations.

Kevin Sheehan's instant reaction to Ron Rivera's firing and the official start of the Josh Harris Era for the Commanders
01/08/2024

Kevin Sheehan's instant reaction to Ron Rivera's firing and the official start of the Josh Harris Era for the Commanders

Kevin Sheehan gives his initial thoughts on Ron Rivera’s firing and the new internal search committee Washington owner Josh Harris has formed to make the two most important hires of the new era for the Commanders.

Here is what Commanders owner Josh Harris had to say after firing Ron Rivera, starting the search for a new head coach a...
01/08/2024

Here is what Commanders owner Josh Harris had to say after firing Ron Rivera, starting the search for a new head coach and head of football operations

“I think there’s a lot of ingredients here for success; a lot of draft capital, a lot of cap space,” Commanders owner Josh Harris said. “We think we’re an attractive destination for the next generation of leadership.”

Kevin Sheehan joined the Junkies to debate the next steps for the Commanders after Ron Rivera's firing this morning
01/08/2024

Kevin Sheehan joined the Junkies to debate the next steps for the Commanders after Ron Rivera's firing this morning

So the Ron Rivera era is officially over and Josh Harris has put together a committee to lead the search for a president of football operations and a head coach. Great…so now what?

The Junkies weigh in on Josh Harris' search party – including Rick Spielman, Bob Myers and Magic Johnson – and possible ...
01/08/2024

The Junkies weigh in on Josh Harris' search party – including Rick Spielman, Bob Myers and Magic Johnson – and possible Commanders coaching candidates

Rick Spielman “is the football chops GM, [Bob Myers] would be like the team President or whatever,” Junkies Eric Bickel said, thinking of both the search parameters AND the possibility of those two being actual hires for Commanders.

Josh Harris and the Commanders are wasting no time in their search for a new head coach and head of football operations....
01/08/2024

Josh Harris and the Commanders are wasting no time in their search for a new head coach and head of football operations.

Here is who Washington has already requested interviews with:

The Washington Commanders began their search for a new head coach and head of football operations. Here is the latest on who the Josh Harris-led search committee has requested interviews with.

"As for Washington, it wasn't easy and there is a lot more to be done, but I believe we began to change the culture of t...
01/08/2024

"As for Washington, it wasn't easy and there is a lot more to be done, but I believe we began to change the culture of this organization in meaningful ways."

Ron Rivera's full statement thanking players, coaches, Commanders fans after his firing

Ron Rivera, who was fired after four seasons as head coach of the Commanders Monday, thanked players and coaches for the commitment, expressed disappointment at failing to achieve more, said Josh Harris is right person to lead.

“The highlight you’d have to go back to that first year, clinching the division title... The low point, I think there we...
01/08/2024

“The highlight you’d have to go back to that first year, clinching the division title... The low point, I think there were a half-dozen this year alone."

ESPN's John Keim summarizes, eulogizes the Ron Rivera era with the Commanders

It’s officially over, and just hours before it was, John Keim joined the Junkies to reflect on the season and the Ron Rivera era, and his statement about the loss to the Bears encapsulated it well: ‘They laid a massive egg.’

Was drafting Chase Young (ahead of quarterbacks Tua Tagovailoa, Justin Herbert and Jalen Hurts) the lowlight and "bigges...
01/08/2024

Was drafting Chase Young (ahead of quarterbacks Tua Tagovailoa, Justin Herbert and Jalen Hurts) the lowlight and "biggest sin" of the Ron Rivera era in Washington? The Junkies debate.

“People said it was the right move at the time, but trying to figure out quarterback carried on throughout his tenure, JP said. “He could’ve drafted Tua or Herbert, but they went patchwork and it crashed and burned.”

On the field, Terry McLaurin becomes the first Washington WR with four straight 1,000-yard receiving seasons
01/08/2024

On the field, Terry McLaurin becomes the first Washington WR with four straight 1,000-yard receiving seasons

Terry McLaurin needed 54 yards to reach 1,000 for the fourth straight year and got 56 against the Dallas Cowboys in Week 18 - making him the first player in franchise history to record four straight 1,000-yard receiving seasons.

Josh Harris announces a search committee for the Commanders' new head coach and head of football operations will include...
01/08/2024

Josh Harris announces a search committee for the Commanders' new head coach and head of football operations will include owner former Warriors GM Bob Myers and former Vikings GM Rick Spielman. Details here:

Ron Rivera has been dismissed as head coach of the Commanders after four seasons in Washington. He went 26-40-1. Josh Harris hires Bob Myers and Rick Spielman to assist ownership’s search for a new head of football operations and head coach.

Poor drafts and mediocre free agency moves doomed Ron Rivera in Washington as the GM in him as a “coach-centric” ruler d...
01/08/2024

Poor drafts and mediocre free agency moves doomed Ron Rivera in Washington as the GM in him as a “coach-centric” ruler doomed the coach in him.

Rick Snider on today's firing of Commanders HC Ron Rivera

The Commanders are worse off than when Ron Rivera arrived, but as Rick Snider writes, Ron was often the adult in the room during a tumultuous time, and ‘winning off the field’ will be his legacy - and that counts for something.

BREAKING: Ron Rivera fired after four seasons as Washington Commanders head coach
01/08/2024

BREAKING: Ron Rivera fired after four seasons as Washington Commanders head coach

Ron Rivera has been dismissed as head coach of the Commanders after the team’s 4-13 finish to the 2023 season. Rivera went 26-40-1 in his four years with Washington.

A milquetoast, boring, holding pattern with little in the way of on-field highlights. What a glowing endorsement of the ...
01/06/2024

A milquetoast, boring, holding pattern with little in the way of on-field highlights. What a glowing endorsement of the Ron Rivera era.

Milquetoast is a word that comes to mind…Ron was just so boring,” Yates said. “It felt like nothing was ever truly happening, a holding pattern where the goal was to get a proven NFL guy and a little bit of a retirement plan for Ron Rivera.”

There's going to be a lot of math involved, which Craig Hoffman crunched, but can we just hope the Commanders lose and t...
01/06/2024

There's going to be a lot of math involved, which Craig Hoffman crunched, but can we just hope the Commanders lose and the Pats and Cards both win?

The Commanders are tied with Arizona and New England at 4-12, and three teams are 5-11 - and it’s likely to come down to the strength of schedule tiebreaker to determine draft spots. So, Craig breaks down who we want to win this weekend to help DC!

Who made the list in Craig Hoffman's final Commanders Pick-Six of the season?
01/05/2024

Who made the list in Craig Hoffman's final Commanders Pick-Six of the season?

This is it: the final week of the NFL season, and with it, the Final Pick-Six for Craig Hoffman! Take a listen as, for the last time, Craig and Anthony Haynie spotlight six players that they’re paying close attention to in Commanders-Cowboys.

Rooster welcomed in our old friend Scott Jackson today to discuss the state of the Commanders!
01/05/2024

Rooster welcomed in our old friend Scott Jackson today to discuss the state of the Commanders!

Scott Jackson, in DC ahead of the Commanders finale and doing his show on ESPN Radio Hampton Roads remotely, popped into the studio for a quick visit before going on air to discuss the state of the Commanders with the Rooster!

The first Smell Test picks for 2024 are in! Here are Kevin Sheehan's three picks for NFL Week 18
01/05/2024

The first Smell Test picks for 2024 are in! Here are Kevin Sheehan's three picks for NFL Week 18

The Smell Test had a very nice week last go-round! And the first picks are in for 2024 as Kevin Sheehan looks to head to another above .500 year starting with NFL Week 18.

A little Rooster/Sheehan cross-talk about the Commanders' upcoming staff changes, and some potential candidates!
01/05/2024

A little Rooster/Sheehan cross-talk about the Commanders' upcoming staff changes, and some potential candidates!

Chris believes no one should be rooting for a win this weekend, and after Kevin Sheehan joined the show to for a little game talk, he and Rooster take a look at the upcoming staff changes, and some of the candidates they’d like to see interviewed!

Was today Ben Standig's final visit with Kevin Sheehan in the Ron Rivera era?
01/05/2024

Was today Ben Standig's final visit with Kevin Sheehan in the Ron Rivera era?

It’s the Friday of Week 18, meaning Ben Standig’s final visit to Kevin Sheehan during the 2023 NFL season – and come Monday, Ben’s next visit, the state of the Commanders franchise could look A LOT different.

Is the Cowboys/Commanders rivalry dead? Kevin Sheehan and Denton Day debated today, and took your calls.
01/05/2024

Is the Cowboys/Commanders rivalry dead? Kevin Sheehan and Denton Day debated today, and took your calls.

On Friday’s show, the last football preview show of the season, Kevin Sheehan and Denton Day discussed whether or not the rivalry is dead, and took some calls on the subject.

The Caps are in a tough stretch, but Coach Carbs tells Cakes & Bish he knows this is their test to see if they can compe...
01/05/2024

The Caps are in a tough stretch, but Coach Carbs tells Cakes & Bish he knows this is their test to see if they can compete this year.

“We’re in a tough stretch here, and it’s only going to get more difficult,” Carbs said, “so this is essentially our test right here, if we’re going to be able to contend. We know what we need, and it’s to be our best.”

The Commanders have 0 Pro Bowlers, and only one appearance from Ron Rivera's 34 draft picks - and The Junks think that's...
01/05/2024

The Commanders have 0 Pro Bowlers, and only one appearance from Ron Rivera's 34 draft picks - and The Junks think that's the ultimate indictment of Ron.

“It’s an indicator of the talent on your roster, and just another stain on Ron’s legacy,” Cakes said. “You have to be looking forward to a new staff coming in and doing a better job in the Draft and free agency.”

The first Junkies Feinstein Friday of 2024 took a look back at the Ron Rivera era.
01/05/2024

The first Junkies Feinstein Friday of 2024 took a look back at the Ron Rivera era.

“Ron’s not a terrible coach – he’s not Jim Zorn, but he’s not Joe Gibbs, and what you’re looking for is Joe Gibbs,” Feinstein said. “This fan base has been incredibly patient during the whole debacle, and it’ time.”

"Eric Bieniemy has the ability to develop a young quarterback"Lynnell Willingham offers his first 2024 Commanders Overre...
01/05/2024

"Eric Bieniemy has the ability to develop a young quarterback"

Lynnell Willingham offers his first 2024 Commanders Overreaction and, shocker, Craig Hoffman disagrees

Lynnell Willingham shares his first Commanders Overreaction of the 2024 calendar year: “I think Eric Bieniemy has the ability to develop a young quarterback.” Craig Hoffman, pointing to Sam Howell, disagrees.

A true upper-echelon guest: Scott Van Pelt delivers a 'Top 5 radio hit' with Kevin Sheehan
01/05/2024

A true upper-echelon guest: Scott Van Pelt delivers a 'Top 5 radio hit' with Kevin Sheehan

Good friend of the Kevin Sheehan Show, ESPN’s Scott Van Pelt joined Kevin and when these two get to talking just forget about the clocks, forget about everything else and listen to them talk NFL, College Football Playoff, Terps and much more.

What should the Commanders' new organizational structure look like? Lynnell Willingham and Craig Hoffman discuss Josh Ha...
01/05/2024

What should the Commanders' new organizational structure look like? Lynnell Willingham and Craig Hoffman discuss Josh Harris' huge offseason

Lynnell Willingham and Craig Hoffman took some time to dive right into what they think Josh Harris’ new ownership group and the Commanders should address in regard to the team’s organizational structure this offseason.

What was the worst decision of the Ron Rivera Era in Washington? Kevin Sheehan talks it out
01/05/2024

What was the worst decision of the Ron Rivera Era in Washington? Kevin Sheehan talks it out

What was the worst decision of the Ron Rivera Era? Kevin Sheehan talks it out

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