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Great Dane Nation Episode 80 Matt Schaub

On the 80th episode of “Great Dane Nation,” Morten is joined by Houston Texans legend and former Atlanta Falcon Matt Schaub (10:59 – 49:40). But first, he checks in with TommyFreezePops (Tom Carroll) for this week’s edition of the “Opening Kick” (01:00 – 10:06). Morten and FreezePops react to the surprising Tom Brady news from this past weekend, as he unretires after his shocking retirement 40 days prior. Plus, some thoughts on the beginning of the NFL’s free agency period.

We then move to our interview with Tony Boselli, where he discusses a wide range of topics:

  • running through the moments directly following Morten’s record-breaking kick in 2006, as well as some of his favorite “Morten moments” from their time together as teammates in Atlanta (11:48)
  • his thoughts on the handling of the Deshaun Watson situation in Houston (24:25)
  • why he doesn’t believe the Texans should have fired David Culley after one season as head coach (25:53)
  • a rebuttal to Ed Reed’s claim from a few weeks ago that the Texans organization was filled with “bad people” (27:34)
  • why he hasn’t seen enough out of Davis Mills to say he’s the long-term answer at quarterback for the Texans (29:10)
  • the current state of the Falcons, and why he thinks they’re closer to being back in the playoff discussion than people probably realize (31:59)
  • why he believes Matt Ryan is a Pro Football Hall of Fame quarterback (33:51)
  • why he feels Matt Ryan has enough left in the tank to bring the Falcons back to a Super Bowl (34:52)
  • why he feels Matt Ryan would play for another franchise, if things weren’t able to continue for him past his current deal in Atlanta (35:24)
  • why he was OK spending the first part of his career as Michael Vick’s back-up (36:13)
  • why he was able to flourish as soon as he arrived in Houston (37:36)
  • his thoughts on Virginia hiring Clemson’s Tony Elliott, and why he’s excited about the outlook of the Cavaliers football program (38:43)
  • and this week’s edition of “The Name Game,” featuring Jim Mora Jr., Arthur Blank, Alge Crumpler, Warrick Dunn, Keith Brooking, Patrick Kerney, Roddy White, DeAngelo Hall, Lawyer Milloy, Kyle Shanahan, J.J. Watt, Andre Johnson, Arian Foster, Wade Phillips, Derek Carr, Khalil Mack, Mark Davis, John Harbaugh, Dan Quinn, Steve Sarkisian and Grady Jarrett (40:05)

Finally, we close things out with “Morten’s Game Winner” – a weekly monologue from The Great Dane on his biggest takeaway of the week. This week, Morten talks about Matt Schaub, and how his team-first attitude allowed him to flourish regardless of his role throughout his career (50:22).

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