Hosts Steve Bennett and Don Russ interview the biggest names in sports media and pop culture each week on Football Nation's The Sports-Casters podcast.

Their guest this week is Jason LaCanfora from CBS Sports and Each Sunday, LaCanfora appears on the NFL Today on CBS with the latest information on injuries, league controversies, and the week’s biggest news. 

The Baltimore native briefly chats about the success of his beloved Orioles then dives into the NFL, the status of the standoff between the league and the officials, and updates the bounty scandal. 

LaCanfora talks about the teams that have impressed him so far, what’s going on with Wes Welker and the Patriots, and updates some injuries around the league. 

LaCanfora also says:

The league and the refs are arguing over pension and he doesn’t see the league budging from their stance

  • NFL ratings have been better than ever this season
  • There is real reason for concern in New Orleans over the way the Saints have played
  • The Panthers offense has been horrible so far this season
  • Arizona is playing above his expectations for them so far
  • Scott Fujita is holding up the conclusion to the bounty suspensions. 

Steve and Don kick off each podcast with "3 Things" but manage to tackle so much more. In this week's segment they discuss the second week that was in the NFL, discuss the impact Kellen Winslow could have on the Patriots offense, and pay their respects to the late and great Steve Sabol of NFL Films. Steve and Don close the show with emails from listeners and a new segment called, One More Thing. 

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