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Tape Heads Podcast

Tape Heads Podcast

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Tape Heads Podcast

Tape Heads is a twice-weekly, in-season X-and-O podcast giving fans the "whys and hows" of each week's NFL action.

In each episode, Dan, Bob and Scott detail the biggest moments of the NFL weekend based on their study of All-22 coaching footage, aka "The Tape." Conversations fueled by observation and analysis give fans the new insights and information they crave.S

But its coverage extends beyond the surface of real time moments and extends into the living history of the National Football League. With diverse insights from former players and executives – who are also life-long fans and students of the game – Tape Heads also provides historical context for the topics of today, as well as an insider's view of the current trends within the game.u

Each week, Tape Heads will look back on what we saw in the previous week's games, and then look ahead to the next week's matchups using the "tale of the tape" to predict the keys to victory.

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Podcast Contributor

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Scott Pioli

Three-time Super Bowl champion executive Scott Pioli serves as a Front Office Analyst for NFL Network, having joined in 2020. In his role, Pioli can be seen on various NFL Network programming such as NFL Total Access and NFL Now, and the network's coverage of such events as the NFL Scouting Combine and NFL Draft. Pioli brings a wealth of NFL front office experience to NFL Network, having been named NFL Executive of the Year five times and the NFL Executive of the Decade for 2000-10. Pioli's NFL career spans over 27 years, including five trips to the Super Bowl, three Super Bowl championships, four AFC championships, six AFC East titles, and an NFC Championship. He has held multiple executive positions, including General Manager, Assistant General Manager, and Vice President Personnel in various organizations, including the New England Patriots, Kansas City Chiefs and Atlanta Falcons. Pioli's media experience includes roles as an NFL analyst for NBC Sports' Football Night in America, NFL Network, CBS Sports, and Sirius XM NFL Radio. He has been a featured speaker and panelist for private companies and at numerous conferences including the NFL's Women's Career Development NHL's Advancing Equity Summit, MIT Sloan Sports Analytics Conference, Center on Leadership & Ethics at Duke University's Fuqua School of Business and the New Jersey & Massachusetts Bankers Association Annual Conferences. Pioli is passionate and committed to advocating and advancing diversity and equality. The NCAA honored him as the 2019 Champion of Diversity & Inclusion for his efforts as an advocate for equality in sports. He mentors minority coaching candidates, scouts, and executives, and sponsors and provides grants and scholarships for educational and professional development in football and athletics through multiple endowments for women and HBCU graduates. Pioli holds a Master's from the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University in Television, Radio and Film, and an undergraduate degree from Central Connecticut State University.

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Dan Orlovsky

Dan Orlovsky joined ESPN in 2018 and is a college football and NFL analyst. He appears on NFL Live and a variety of other ESPN studio programs in addition to calling a weekly ESPN/ABC college football game during the fall. Orlovsky began appearing on NFL Live in 2019, which led to his more consistent daily role on the show in June 2020. In addition to appearing on ESPN's weekday NFL news and information show, Orlovsky is a regular contributor to Get Up, SportsCenter, First Take and other ESPN television and radio shows. A 12-year NFL quarterback, Orlovsky was selected by the Detroit Lions in the fifth round of the 2005 NFL Draft. He also played for the Houston Texans, Indianapolis Colts and Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

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Bob Wischusen

Bob Wischusen is a play-by-play voice on ESPN's college basketball and football telecasts since he joined the network in July 2005. He also called play-by-play for ESPN's Arena Football (AFL) telecasts for two years (2006-08), as well as radio/TV coverage of US and British Open for golf and college baseball. Wischusen has been the radio play-by-play voice for the New York Jets since 2002. He also worked from 2001-08 for the MSG Networks (Madison Square Garden) where he handled play-by-play on TV and radio for select Knicks, Rangers and Liberty games. At MSG, Wischusen served as a key component in the launch of FSNY's ambitious Regional Sports Report – New York Edition and co-hosted Talk of Our Town (2002-2003), as well as occasionally anchoring Sports Desk.