The Hard Count

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Looking for the best NFL analysis available? NFL Unwrapped has you covered with unique opinions and hot takes that will make you see the NFL in a completely new light. NFL Unwrapped is hosted by CJ James and Anthony Conover and is a part of the Unwrapped Sports Network. Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/thehardcount/support

The Hard Count: It's Just One Game
Last Wednesday at 7:00 PM

CJ is joined by fellow Unwrapped members Matt Scura, Ben Hoyt, and Ethan Carbone to talk all things Week 1 in the NFL world, AFC/NFC conference players of the week, and their predictions for week 2 of the season. 

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Episode 42: The Return
09/08/2021

Connie & CJ are back to kick start the 2021-22 NFL season. The duo are joined by USN founder Perry Aston, USN football analysts Matt Scura, Josh Keaton, Ben Hoyt & Ethan Carbone and producer/football analyst Nick Cavalier. The crew react to some of the latest NFL news & predict their 2021-22 NFL Award winners. Lastly they break down the games they are most excited for in the Week 1 Schedule. 

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Episode 37: What a Trio
06/09/2021

Best offensive trio in the AFC? NFL? Host of the 'MCS Real Sports' Podcast Matt Scura join Connie & CJ to react to the Titans trading for All-Pro WR Julio Jones. We discuss whether or not the Titans are serious contenders in the AFC after the move. Will we Aaron Rodgers in a Packers uniform this season? The crew also breakdowns the dilemma between Rodgers and why he's reportedly not attending Packers minicamp. Lastly, the trio previews the Arizona Cardinals & Seattle Seahawks in the NFC West.

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Episode 36: 100 Days
06/05/2021

Earlier in the week marked 100 days until the start of the 2021-22 NFL season. Kristian Megowan & Host of the 'MCS Real Sports' podcast Matt Scura join Connie & CJ to discuss the Seahawks being interested in Julio Jones. We talk about how dymanic of an offense that would be with DK Metcalf & Julio Jones. The crew also breaks down the 49ers & Rams in the NFC West division. 

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Episode 35: We Fly High
05/26/2021

"We're live on air." Julio: "....." Connie & CJ are back this week as they react to the Julio Jones trade rumors. They discuss which teams would be the best fit & whether or not Julio knew he was live on air with Shannon Sharpe on Undisputed a few days ago. Another great player was live but on ESPN the other day in Aaron Rodgers discussing his situation with the Green Bay Packers. The duo reacts to his comments and predict if he will  be a Packer this season. Lastly, Connie & CJ cover the NFC South breaking down...


Episode 34: Who we play?
05/19/2021

The NFL does a great job of keeping their sport relevant all year round. The schedule release last week had everyone anticipating the best games of the 2021-22 NFL season. Connie & CJ react to the Week 1 opening game between the Cowboys and the defending champ Tampa Bay Buccaneers. They also rank their top games they are looking forward to this season. Week 4 is the matchup everyone was waiting for. Tom Brady goes back to the stadium he built and challenges his old team the New England Patriots. The crew breakdown the game the rest of the schedule for...


Episode 33: Connections
05/13/2021

Tebow back in the NFL? Rodgers using the media to send a message to Green Bay? Connie & CJ react to the Jaguars being on the verge of signing Tim Tebow....at TE. The duo also breaks down Rodgers vs. The Packers and if their situation can be fixed before the season? What's the most interesting rookie QB situation in the NFL? Connie & CJ look at the Bears, Niners, Patriots and predict if the teams go with the veteran QB or start their young guy. Lastly, they give a mini preview of the 2021 schedule release and what games...


Episode 32: The Pick is In
05/07/2021

Co-host of 'Saturday Standouts' Caleb Skinner, host of 'MCS Real Sports' Matt Scura & NFL analysts Nick Cavalier & Dustin Hunt join CJ & Connie as they recap the 2021 NFL Draft. They discuss the 9ers going with Trey Lance at 3 over Mac Jones, surprises in the first round and grading their favorite teams' 2021 draft class. Lastly, the crew reacts to the issues in Green Bay with Aaron Rodgers and whether or not he will be traded this off-season.

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Episode 31: Don't Blink
04/21/2021

Is this Ben's last year? Will the Ravens find that #1 WR for Lamar Jackson before the season? Will both teams continue to have top defenses after losing key pieces in the off-season? Connie & CJ are back this week where they finish previewing the AFC North division. They discuss the top storylines for the Pittsburgh Steelers & Baltimore Ravens. The crew also predict which QB the Niners take at 3 and whether or not Trevor Lawerence's SI quotes were overblown by the media. 

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Episode 30: No Easy Way Out
04/14/2021

Host of 'The People's XFL Show' & 'The Degenerate's Corner' GarrettfromIowa joins Connie & CJ to discuss the retirement of Julian Edelman. They go over his top plays as a Patriot and if he is a Hall of Famer. The crew also previews the AFC North and who will be the king of the division next year. 

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Episode 29: Beautiful Mystery
04/08/2021

Co-host of the 'MCS Real Sports' Podcast Matt Scura, Co-host of 'Saturday Standout' Caleb Skinner & USN sports analyst Dustin Hunt join CJ & Connie to discuss the Panthers trading for former Jets QB Sam Darnold. Will the Panthers be a surprise team in the NFC next season? The crew predicts thier record after the move. They also ask their special guests about the future of Russell Wilson & Aaron Rodgers and if they will retire a Packer and Seahawk. Lastly, the group discusses potential locations for Antonio Brown and the future of the QB position in New England.<...


Episode 28: Draft Szn
03/31/2021

The NFL Draft is a month away and there are a lot of unknowns especially in the Top 10. Co host of 'Saturday Standouts' & USN Draft expert Caleb Skinner & NFL analyst Elil Rodriguez join CJ & Connie to discuss the latest news. They react to the 9ers moving up to 3 in the draft and predict which QB they will pick. The crew also break down what that means for Jimmy G's future in San Fran. They discuss the NFL deciding on a 17 game schedule and why players should not be upset over the decision. Lastly, the crew break...


Episode 27: Change Locations
03/24/2021

Do the Giants finally have a number one WR? NFL Anaysts Daquan Williams and Nick Cavalier join Connie & CJ to discuss Kenny Golloday signing with the New York Giants. They also preview the NFC East and predict if the Giants are a sleeper team in the NFC next season. Juju turned down the Ravens & Chiefs to stay with the Steelers. The crew reacts to the move and other key signings from FAs last week. Who is the best QB in the NFL? Brady, Mahomes or Rodgers? The guys drop their NFL Top 10 QB list & why they...


Episode 26: Cash Flow
03/17/2021

Bring out the Brinks Truck. NFL Free Agency has started and Connie & CJ react to the early signings so far this week. Big spending in Foxboro. The New England Patriots sign the top tight ends on the market in Jonnu Smith & Hunter Henry. The Patriots also improve their defense bringing in OLB Matt Judon and CB/S Jalen Mills. CJ & Connie break down all of the Patriots moves in FA and whether or not they can get back to the playoffs this season. There are still big names on the market looking for a new home...


Episode 25: Secure the Bag
03/10/2021

Finally. Dak and the Cowboys have reached a deal that would make him the QB in Dallas until 2025. CJ and Connie react to the deal and if the Cowboys can contend in the NFC. They also react to 'Tag Tuesday' and give their best fit for the players who were not franchise tagged. The New York Jets have a bunch of options this off-season. Connie & CJ give their thoughts on which path the Jets should take going forward. Lastly, CJ & Connie discuss the QB situation in Chicago & Miami. 

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Nowhere to Run
03/04/2021

Watt went where? After many speculated future that HOFer JJ Watt would sign with the Colts, Browns or Packers, earlier this week he announced he will be heading to the Arizona Cardinals. NFL analysts Daquan Williams & Eli Rodriguez join Connie & CJ to discuss to the surprising move and if Watt and Chandler Jones are the best pass rush duo in the NFL. Speaking of pass rush, Russell Wilson has publicly stated his dismay for the amount of hits he has taken during his career. He listed four teams (Bears, Cowboys, Raiders & Saints) he would be interested...


Episode 23: Under Center
02/24/2021

The wait is over. Carson Wentz and the Philadelphia Eagles have finally moved on in what was a roller coaster 5 years. NFL analyst Nick Cavalier joins Connie & CJ to react to the Colts trading for Wentz and the Eagles future. They also discuss the potential landing spots for Deshaun Watson and does it make sense to give up all your assests in pursuit of the 25 year old QB. The little kid said what? The crew reacts to the viral moment over the weekend between Cam Newton and a player at his football camp. Newton was also on the...


Episode 22: What is FCF?, Where does Watt go?
02/20/2021

Even though the NFL season has come to an end, the game of football never stops. Beasts QB TJ Edwards II & RB Ladarius Galloway join CJ & Connie on this episode to tell them about the new league Fan Controlled Football which just kicked off last week. They also speak about their love for the game and their football journey up to this point. 

In the second half, Connie && CJ discuss the top storylines in the NFL off-season. JJ Watt announces his release from the Texans and they break down the best destinations...


Episode 21: Seven
02/10/2021

The NFL 2020-21 season is definitely one we all will not forget. Some thought we might be seeing the passing of the torch in Super Bowl 55 but instead we saw continued greatness from the Undisputed GOAT. Sam Dehring of 'Saturday Standouts', & NFL analysts Eli Rodriguez & Nick Cavalier join your new hosts of THC Anthony Conover & CJ James in recapping a dominant performance by Tampa Bay on Sunday. Deshaun to the Jets or 9ers? Whats up with Dak and the Cowboys? The crew also discuss potential QB movement this off-season and which teams need to make key...


Episode 20: Clash of The Goats
02/03/2021

This week we discuss:
*Rams trade for Matt Stafford

*Super Bowl talk & picks

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Episode 19: #HenneThingIsPossible
#19
01/20/2021

This week we discuss:
*Rams defense bends to the Packers

*Lamar Jackson passing issues magnifies

*Brees plays his final home game?

*Chiefs survive the Browns but Mahomes next game in question

*Conference Pick Em

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Episode 18: Corvette Corvette All The Way Home
#18
01/13/2021

This week we discuss:
*Josh Allen & Lamar Jackson get their first playoff 

*Banged Up Rams take care of the Seahawks

*Bucs & Saints handle business

*Steelers rough first half and the emergence of Cleveland Browns

*Divisional Pick Em

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Episode 17: Pederson Benches The Giants Playoff Chances
#17
01/06/2021

This week we discuss:
*Eagles throwing the game?

*COVID Effect on the playoffs

*Wild Card Pick Em

We are joined by special guest Perry Aston

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Episode 16: NFL Playoff Picture
12/30/2020

This week we discuss:
*Corey Joins Us Live!

*Playoff Picture

*Raiders Second Half Fall Apart AGAIN

*Rams Hurting

*Week 17 predictions

We are joined by special guest Matt @M_Kitty3

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Episode 15: The 'Bleach' Gate
12/23/2020

This week we discuss:
*Rams Devastating Loss & Jets Devastating Win

*Steelers Drop 3rd Straight

*Mariota Mans the Raiders Offense?

*"Strip Club Gate"

*Brady or Belichick

*Week 16 predictions

We are joined by special guest Caleb & Connie

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Episode 14: MNF 'Bathroom' Gate
12/16/2020

This week we discuss:
*Ravens & Browns give MNF magic

*Steelers looking shaky

*Washington looking strong

*Jalen Hurts 1st game

*Week 15 predictions

We are joined by special guest Trill & Clo

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Episode 13: Wentz Hits The Bench
#13
12/09/2020

This week we discuss:
*Wentz benched for Hurts

*Bears in a tailspin

*Raiders pretenders?

*Steelers fall to the Football Team

*Week 14 predictions

We are joined by special guest GarrettFromIowa

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Episode 12: Brady and Bruce Divorce?
#12
12/02/2020

This week we discuss:
*Wentz sent to the bench?

*Brady and Arians continue to have issues

*Could the NFC West as a whole make the playoffs? 

*Corey's Corner - Buccaneers - Brady or Bruce?

*Week 13 predictions

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Episode 11: Bengals let Burrow down - Special Guest Ethan Carbone
#11
11/25/2020

This week we discuss:
*Lamar Jackson peaked?

*Taysom Hill - the Franchise QB?

*Joe Burrow - should we blame the Bengals?

*Tua benched while struggling - good move or bad sign?

*Will Carson Wentz be benched?

*Rams dominant victory

*Corey's Corner - Joe Burrow and where the blame should be aimed

*Week 12 predictions

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Episode 10: "Shiiiiiiiiiiiiid..... Hop down there somewhere!" - Special Guest Mark Bland
#10
11/18/2020

This week we discuss:
*Deandre Swiftly takes hold of the starting job in Detroit

*NFC Least talk (I know)

*Tua ties Big Ben's rookie record?

*"Shiiiiiiiiiiiiid..... Hop down there somewhere!"

*Wilson can't cook enough

*Ravens hitting the panic button?

*Corey's Corner - QB breakdowns - statistical and visual understanding

*Week 11 predictions

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Episode 9: Bucs Had All The Fire Power But No Trigger - Special Guests: The Blitz Boyz!
#9
11/11/2020

This week we discuss:
*Seahawks defense chasing the wrong history

*Chargers Choke - Suprised?

*Steelers almost blow it to the....Cowboys!?

*Bucs had all the fire power and no trigger

*Corey's Corner - 2020 QB Draft Class

*Week 10 predictions

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Episode 8: Steelers Stay Perfect - Special Guests Sam Dehring & Matt Scura
#8
11/04/2020

This week we discuss:
*Steelers Stay Perfect

*Is the narrative on Lamar Jackson 'choking' in big games fair?

*Should Anthony Lynn be on the hot seat?

*Packers in depth analysis

*Corey's Corner - Trade Deadline

*Week 9 predictions

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Episode 7: Brady vs Father Time
#7
11/02/2020

This week we discuss:
*Week 7 recap & analysis

*Week 7 storylines

*Corey's Corner - Tom Brady

*Week 8 predictions

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Episode 6: Defund The NFC LEast
#6
10/21/2020

This week we discuss:
*Week 6 recap & analysis

*Week 6 storylines

*Corey's Corner - Washed QBs?

*Week 7 predictions

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Episode 5: 49er Super Bowl Hangover?
#5
10/14/2020

This week we discuss:
*Week 5 recap & analysis

*Week 5 storylines

*Corey's Corner - Prayers to Dak Prescott & the negative comments on the injury

*Week 6 predictions

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Episode 4: Eagles lead the NFC Least
10/07/2020

This week we discuss:
*Week 4 recap & analysis

*Week 4 storylines

*Corey's Corner - Joe Mixon Recognitiom

*Week 5 predictions

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Episode 3: Chiefs are the Gatekeepers of the AFC?
#3
09/30/2020

This week we discuss:
*Week 3 recap & analysis

*Week 3 storylines

*Corey's Corner - Pederson worthy of his preseason hype?

*Week 4 predictions

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Episode 2: Falcons Collapse, Injuries Galore, & Corey says #PAYTHEMAN
#2
09/23/2020

This week we discuss:
*Week 2 recap & analysis 

*Week 2 storylines

*Corey's Corner - Why do people hate Dak?

*Week 3 predictions

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Episode 1: Week 1 Recap & 'Corey's Corner' for Cam
#1
09/16/2020

This week we discuss:
*Week 1 recap (Browns in the shitter, Are we Dem Boyz?, Big Ben's Bionic Elbow

*Corey's Corner - Are you a Pats fan or Brady fan?

*Week 2 predictions

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