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Setting the Edge

Charles McDonald & Justis Mosqueda

Charles McDonald and Justis Mosqueda bringing you hard hitting football takes loosely surrounded by pop culture happenings.
Setting the Edge: Episode 87, SUPER BOWL PREVIEW!

53:40 | Jan 31st

It's Super Bowl week baby. We got you on the only preview that you need. We welcome everyone, even dirty Saints fans.
Setting the Edge: Episode 86, Playoffs and Coaching Hires Talk

1:15:44 | Jan 10th

We have the best takes you need on the NFL Coaching hires and the Divisional Round! Free advice to the Cardinals: The acronym for Kliff Kingsbury's Kardinals is asking for trouble.
Setting the Edge: Episode 85, Week 15 Picks

52:02 | Dec 13th, 2018

We're back!! WOW! Week 15 picks, for the games that matter. Charles is sick, forgive us.
Setting the Edge: Episode 84, Week 9 Picks

1:00:45 | Oct 30th, 2018

Week 9 Picks, get em while they're hot! We hit on all the Week 9 games (for the most part) and looked back on the Hue Jackson era in Cleveland. 3-36-1
Setting The Edge: Episode 83, Week 6 Picks

43:58 | Oct 13th, 2018

We missed last week, don't know why. Week 6 picks are in. We essentially skipped the games that seem boring to us. Go Bills.
Setting The Edge: Episode 82, Week 4 Picks

58:17 | Sep 28th, 2018

Helloooo, we're working again. Week 4 picks! Join us as we put money on the Patriots yet again! We took a look (read: laughed) at the Bears too. Pray for Deshaun Watson.
Setting The Edge: Episode 81.75, Week 3 Picks

1:05:57 | Sep 22nd, 2018

Setting The Edge, Episode 81.5: Week 3 Picks

1:06:46 | Sep 21st, 2018

Week three picks, folks. We promise we recorded last week, but we weren't able to upload it. Heck technology. Anyways, let's laugh at the Bills.
Setting The Edge: Episode 80, Week One Preview with Eric Stoner

2:12:16 | Sep 6th, 2018

FOOTBALL IS BYKE! Eric Stoner joined us to preview week one, catch up on life, talk about gambling, and listened to him be a gigantic homer over the Jacksonville Jaguars.
Setting The Edge: Episode 79, Half The League Season Preview

1:55:55 | Aug 31st, 2018

Sorry 4 The Wait. We got WAY behind schedule in a hectic summer and had to jam pack the rest of our season previews into one giant recording session. I'd tease it, but I honestly don't remember what was said in here.
Setting The Edge: Episode 78, NFC West Preview And Listener Questions

1:10:32 | Jul 20th, 2018

NFC West Preview! Could the 49ers win 10 games? How bad are the Cardinals? We gave our pal Russell Wilson some love, too.
Setting The Edge: Episode 77, AFC West Preview And Listener Questions

1:01:00 | Jun 27th, 2018

We're back! We previewed the AFC West, disturbingly praised the Chargers, and discussed how good LeBron James would be a quarterback. Also some life updates.
Setting The Edge: Episode 76, NFC South Preview And Listener Questions

1:03:11 | Jun 13th, 2018

NFC South Preview! We went in depth with win totals and team structure for the four NFC South Teams as we continue our season preview podcasts.
Setting The Edge: Episode 75, AFC South Preview And Listener Questions

57:16 | May 25th, 2018

It's NFL Preview season! We kicked off the previews with a look at the AFC South and answered some listener questions. One was about the apocalpyse, which I thought we were already living in.
Setting The Edge: Episode 74, Extremely Punctual NFL Draft Recap

1:30:04 | May 17th, 2018

Let's pretend like the draft just happened. Wow! Can you believe it? We, of all people, were first to recap the 2018 NFL Draft...which definitely didn't happen three weeks ago. We ran through the impact draft picks for every NFL team and Chuck forgo...Show More
Setting The Edge: Episode 73, Receiver Talk With Matt Harmon

48:28 | Apr 19th, 2018

Matt Harmon of the NFL joined the podcast to talk all about receivers. From his Reception Perception charting, Matt was able to give a lot of nuggets about the 2018 receiver class and the future of Dez Bryant. Also, salad dressing.
Setting The Edge: Episode 72 with Warren Sharp

50:33 | Apr 12th, 2018

The world-renowned Warren Sharp stopped by to give his 2, 3, and 4 cents about the value of running backs, Baker Mayfield, and a little spiel about gambling.
Setting The Edge: Episode 71, 2018 Quarterback Class with Eric Stoner

58:35 | Apr 5th, 2018

Eric Stoner is back on the show to help us preview the 2018 quarterback class. We broke down the five garnering the most media attention: Josh Allen, Baker Mayfield, Josh Rosen, Sam Darnold, and Lamar Jackson. The takes are hot.
Setting the Edge: Episode 70, Ndamukong Suh Mailbag

54:58 | Mar 28th, 2018

The Rams have blessed us with the new Holy Trinity of Aaron Donald, Ndamukong Suh, and Michael Brockers so it was only appropriate to spend the better part of an hour talking about them. We also hit draft mailbag questions from the audience.
Setting the Edge: Episode 69, Week 1 Free Agency Recap And Mailbag Questions

54:35 | Mar 20th, 2018

We're back (again)! We have a recap of the first week of free agency, NFL Draft talk, and a handful of mailbag questions for our lovely listeners. We'll be back weekly from now on.
Setting the Edge, Episode 68: QB Carousel and NFL Shenanigans With Danny Kelly

40:15 | Feb 16th, 2018

Episode 68! We're back with Danny Kelly of The Ringer to review the Alex Smith trade, preview the upcoming quarterback market, and to discuss toothbrushing etiquette.
Setting the Edge: Episode 67, Senior Bowl Day One Recap with Eric Galko and Derrik Klassen

49:47 | Jan 24th, 2018

We're live from Mobile, Alabama with Eric Galko and Derrik Klassen to recap the first day of the Senior Bowl, Championship Weekend, and we made Super Bowl picks. Enjoy!
Setting The Edge: Episode 66, Wild Card Recap and Divisional Round Picks

45:34 | Jan 12th, 2018

We're recovering from the 0-4 Wild Card week. We let you down, we know. But winners always push forward! Divisional Round picks are in. Join us is hoping for a Falcons vs Saints NFC Championship game.
Setting The Edge: Episode 65, Wild Card Picks and Mailbag

1:07:18 | Jan 5th, 2018

WILD CARD WEEKEND, BABY! We're in lockstep with the favorites this week, but there is some debate to be had for Atlanta and Carolina being upset picks. We finally got back to mailbag questions, ended up doing a State of the Browns, and laughed at l...Show More
Setting The Edge, Episode 64: Week 17 Picks

36:20 | Dec 31st, 2017

Quick one this week, but we're back with our Week 17 picks! Thanks for supporting the Hermanos for the 2017 season!
Setting The Edge: Episode 63, Week 16 Picks

48:13 | Dec 22nd, 2017

Merry Christmas! We're back with our Week 16 picks (don't watch these games, spend time with your family) and we're here to spew Jaguars Super Bowl propaganda.
Setting The Edge: Episode 62, Week 14 Picks

52:51 | Dec 8th, 2017

RIIIISSSEEEE UPP!!! Week 14 picks with a few Browns takes sprinkled in after today's news of Sashi Brown getting canned while Hue Jackson snakes his way to unprecedented job security.
Setting The Edge: Episode 61, Week 13 Picks

45:00 | Nov 30th, 2017

We're back! After a quick food and booze filled holiday Charles and Justis are back with their Week 13 picks. Time to get money for Christmas, folks.
Setting The Edge Episode 60 Week 11 Picks

39:11 | Nov 19th, 2017

Week Eleven Picks! Justis is picking the Browns to cover the spread against the Jaguars so....
Setting The Edge: Episode 59 with Domonique Foxworth

36:02 | Nov 15th, 2017

ESPN's Domonique Foxworth stopped by the show. We hit on cornerback play, the rise of the Rams, Jerry Jones vs. Roger Goodell, and hit listener questions. Justis is a mark for his Martellus Bennett takes.
Setting The Edge: Episode 58, Week 10 Picks And Listener Questions

42:58 | Nov 9th, 2017

Hey! Hey you! Do you want to lose some money? If so, you're in luck. Here are our Week 10 picks with a few listener questions sprinkled in between.
Setting The Edge: Episode 57, Week 9 Gambling Picks And Listener Questions

49:14 | Nov 3rd, 2017

Week 9 Gambling Picks and Questions. We were on the same page for most of the bets, so we took some time to answer listener questions. Rest in Peace, Deshaun Watson. Unrelated, but shoutout to Metro Boomin, 21, and Offset for dropping a classic.
Setting The Edge: Episode 56 Week 8, Gambling Picks

46:43 | Oct 26th, 2017

Week 8 Gambling Picks are in! We tried yet again to make sense of the NFL's chaotic 2017 season. Hopefully we're better this week.
Setting the Edge: Episode 55, Week 7 Gambling Picks and the Super Bowl Rematch

40:18 | Oct 20th, 2017

Week Seven Picks are in! Pro tip: fade the Browns. This is the week we think the Falcons' offense gets back on track.
Setting the Edge: Episode 54 with Eric Stoner, Week 6 Picks and Shenanigans

57:42 | Oct 12th, 2017

Our spiritual mentor/father Eric Stoner came on the show to pick Week 6 games and rehash all the insanity that happened in Week 5. Miami's Blow Line Coach got alllllllllll the way out of here. Kijuana Nige for president.
Setting the Edge: Episode 53 with Robert Klemko

59:25 | Oct 6th, 2017

MMQB's Robert Klemko joined the show to recap the first quarter of the season. Covered Cam Newton's comments to Jourdan Rodrigue, surprising teams, and how we can aid relief in Puerto Rico.
Setting the Edge: Episode 52, Week 5 Gambling Picks

38:10 | Oct 4th, 2017

Week 5 Gambling Picks! For some ungodly reason the Browns are favored yet again. #FadeHueJackson
Setting the Edge: Episode 51, Week 4 Gambling Picks

48:04 | Sep 28th, 2017

Week Four Gambling picks! All aboard the Jacoby Brissett hype train!
Setting the Edge: Episode 50, Week 3 Recap

56:13 | Sep 27th, 2017

Setting the Edge: Episode 50, Week 3 Recap by Charles McDonald & Justis Mosqueda
Setting the Edge: Episode 49 with Josina Anderson

24:56 | Sep 22nd, 2017

ESPN's Josina Anderson joined the show for a quick interview to talk about covering the NFL as a black woman, an early career blooper, and trying to get an ESPN vs NFL Network NFL combine charity event.
Setting the Edge: Episode 48, Week Three Gambling Picks

50:20 | Sep 20th, 2017

Our Week Three gambling picks are in! Justis didn't go all in on the Bengals this time and we have a few teasers for the week as well.
Setting the Edge: Episode 47, Week 2 Recap

57:01 | Sep 18th, 2017

Setting the Edge: Episode 47, Week 2 Recap by Charles McDonald & Justis Mosqueda
Setting the Edge: Episode 46 with Matt Waldman and Damien Woody

1:15:01 | Sep 15th, 2017

Doubleheader! First, Matt Waldman of the Rookie Scouting Portfolio and FootballGuys joined the show to talk Week One of the NFL season and get ahead on a few draft eligible quarterback prospects. Next, Damien Woody came on to talk about his time in t...Show More
Setting the Edge: Episode 45, Week Two Gambling Picks

45:30 | Sep 13th, 2017

Setting the Edge: Episode 45, Week Two Gambling Picks by Charles McDonald & Justis Mosqueda
Setting the Edge: Episode 44, Week One Recap

40:01 | Sep 11th, 2017

Setting the Edge: Episode 44, Week One Recap by Charles McDonald & Justis Mosqueda
Setting the Edge: Episode 43 with Master Tesfatsion

46:31 | Sep 8th, 2017

Master Tesfatsion of the Washington Post joined the show to answer listener questions on this beautiful Friday. We hit on Su'a Cravens, Washington's nickname, and trashed R. Kelly.
Setting the Edge: Episode 42

48:38 | Sep 6th, 2017

Setting the Edge: Episode 42 by Charles McDonald & Justis Mosqueda
Setting the Edge: Episode 41

47:05 | Sep 4th, 2017

Setting the Edge: Episode 41 by Charles McDonald & Justis Mosqueda
Setting the Edge: Episode 40 with Mike Renner

54:13 | Aug 30th, 2017

Mike Renner of Pro Football Focus (@PFF_Mike) joined the show to recap Week 3 of the preseason and help tackle fans' concerns with their teams.
Setting the Edge: Episode 39 with Eric Stoner

43:16 | Aug 24th, 2017

Eric Stoner (formerly @BeauxJaxson) joined the show to take a look at potential bets and to laugh at the Jaguars.
Setting the Edge: Episode 38

44:41 | Aug 24th, 2017

Setting the Edge: Episode 38 by Charles McDonald & Justis Mosqueda
Setting the Edge: Episode 37 with Steven Godfrey

32:40 | Aug 17th, 2017

Steven Godfrey of SBNation joined the show to help preview the 2017 college football season, get bombarded with Chip Kelly talk by Justis, and rant about the Falcons with Charles.
Setting the Edge: Episode 36

45:10 | Aug 16th, 2017

Week one of the preseason is in the books! Charles and Justis touched on every game and projected how some performances may translate to the preseason. Cowboys fans need to chill.
Setting the Edge: Episode 35 with Harry Lyles Jr., Tyler Tynes, and Michael Rose-Ivey

43:22 | Aug 15th, 2017

SBNation's Harry Lyles Jr. and Tyler Tynes and former Nebraska linebacker Michael Rose-Ivey joined the show. Harry and Tyler's article on the people surrounding Colin Kaepernick was discussed along with Michael's own anthem protest while he was at Ne...Show More
Setting the Edge: Episode 34

1:14:51 | Aug 11th, 2017

Charles and Justis bounced around the league giving a brief overview of all 32 teams.
Setting the Edge: Episode 33 with Matt Harmon and 14TeamMocker

47:00 | Aug 10th, 2017

Charles and Justis don't know anything about fantasy football so they let Matt Harmon of NFL.com and 14TeamMocker of Rotoviz.com hijack the show to answer fantasy football questions.
Setting the Edge: Episode 32

40:46 | Aug 7th, 2017

No guest this week so Justis took some time to interview Charles before they dove into mailbag questions. The NFC West was previewed as well as they covered what in the hell the Rams are doing, the Cardinals schedule, and Kyle Shanahan.
The Update: AFC West Preview

40:49 | Jul 24th, 2017

The Update: AFC West Preview by Charles McDonald & Justis Mosqueda
Setting the Edge: Episode 31 with Field Yates

40:53 | Jul 20th, 2017

Field Yates of ESPN joined the show to talk rookie quarterbacks, teams due to ascend or fall, and answered a few mailbag questions.
Setting the Edge: Episode 30 with Mina Kimes

38:08 | Jul 16th, 2017

ESPN's own Mina Kimes joined Setting the Edge to discuss her beloved Seahawks, Calvin Johnson's statements about the Lions, and to do a solid DMX impression.
The Update: NFC South Season Preview

43:43 | Jul 12th, 2017

The Update: NFC South Season Preview by Charles McDonald & Justis Mosqueda
Setting the Edge: Episode 29 with Tony Jefferson

32:00 | Jul 6th, 2017

New Baltimore Ravens safety Tony Jefferson joined the show to talk Free Agency, dog allergies, and Oklahoma memories.
Setting the Edge: Episode 28 with George Foster

51:15 | Jun 26th, 2017

Former NFL player George Foster joined Setting the Edge to talk about his playing experience, the Shanahan system, and his experience as a scout.
The Update: AFC South Preview with Eric Stoner

36:14 | Jun 22nd, 2017

The Update: AFC South Preview with Eric Stoner by Charles McDonald & Justis Mosqueda
Setting the Edge: Episode 27 with Taylor Rooks

45:45 | Jun 18th, 2017

We had a few updates for the site and we were joined by Taylor Rooks to talk Summer Jam, Floyd Mayweather vs McGregor, Colin Kaepernick, and dating advice.
Setting the Edge Special: NFC East Preview

34:34 | Jun 15th, 2017

We're halfway through the NFL with our season previews! We previewed the NFC East in the latest installment of The Update.
Setting the Edge: AFC East Preview

21:37 | Jun 7th, 2017

Setting the Edge: AFC East Preview by Charles McDonald & Justis Mosqueda
Setting the Edge Special: NFC North Preview

14:41 | May 31st, 2017

The Update is back as Charles and Justis run through the NFC North and give their predictions on how the division will play out.
Setting the Edge: Episode 26 with Robert Mays

43:10 | May 24th, 2017

Robert Mays from The Ringer joined the show to talk about his beloved Bears, teams that could progress or regress, and Metallica.
Setting the Edge Special: AFC North Preview

22:16 | May 23rd, 2017

The first division of "The Update" wraps up as Charles and Justis review the AFC North. Go to settingedge.com to check out the write-ups and videos accompanying this podcast.
Setting the Edge: Episode 25 with Patrick Claybon

50:23 | May 21st, 2017

Patrick Claybon from NFL Network joined Charles and Justis to talk Lavar Ball, Colin Kaepernick, and funny NFL Network stories.
Setting the Edge: Episode 24 with Erika Esola

40:21 | May 14th, 2017

EA Sports' Erika Esola joined the show to welcome us back from our week long hiatus. We gave her suggestions for Madden, all of which were turned down.
Setting the Edge: Episode 23 with Danny Kelly

58:54 | May 3rd, 2017

The Ringer's Danny Kelly joined the show to recap the 2017 NFL Draft and take listener questions.
Setting the Edge: Round One Recap

27:37 | Apr 28th, 2017

Setting the Edge: Round One Recap by Charles McDonald & Justis Mosqueda
Setting the Edge: Pre-Draft Special with Uncle Chaps and NFL Santa Claus

53:07 | Apr 26th, 2017

Happy Draft Week! Uncle Chaps from Barstool Sports and NFL Santa Claus joined the show to get some final hot takes off before the first round kicks off.
Setting the Edge: Episode 22

52:35 | Apr 21st, 2017

Justis said "like" 50 times in the first five minutes. Charles and Justis covered Aaron Hernandez's death, DeShone Kizer's outrageous quotes, and were joined by Steve Palazzolo of Pro Football Focus to talk NFL Draft.
Setting the Edge: Episode 21

51:10 | Apr 14th, 2017

Chris Burke joined Charles and Justis as we countdown the days towards the NFL Draft. Trubisky to Browns rumors were addressed and we tipped our hats to the Colts.
Setting the Edge: Episode 20

51:28 | Apr 9th, 2017

FootballGuys co-owner Sigmund Bloom joined this week's episode to dig into some of the offensive prospects in the 2017 NFL Draft.
Setting the Edge: Episode 19

1:06:32 | Apr 2nd, 2017

This episode was taken over by SBNation. First, Ben Natan of Bleeding Green Nation came on to talk draft prospects and Eagles fits. Charles and Justis were then joined by Spencer Hall from edsbs.com to talk about NCAA Football 14 and the Florida Gato...Show More
Short Sets: Cooper Rush

15:14 | Mar 30th, 2017

Central Michigan quarterback Cooper Rush joined Charles and Justis to talk about their win over Oklahoma State and bowl game experiences.
Setting the Edge: Episode 18

51:01 | Mar 27th, 2017

Slow period in the NFL offseason so Charles and Justis took some time answer listener questions that were sent in. Natalie Weiner from Bleacher Report magazine joined the show to talk about the Seahawks, music, and growing up with her last name.
Setting the Edge: Episode 17

47:45 | Mar 20th, 2017

Quarterback Extravaganza! Justis and Charles were joined by Mark Schofield and Derrik Klassen to breakdown the 2017 quarterback class. Rankings, fits, and a look forward to Lamar Jackson's pro prospects were discussed.
Setting the Edge Special: March Madness with Trill Withers

21:07 | Mar 13th, 2017

THIS IS MARCH. Charles and Justis horrifically broke down March Madness with Trill Withers from Barstool Sports. We don't know a damn thing about college basketball, but that doesn't matter.
Setting the Edge: Episode 16

1:00:07 | Mar 12th, 2017

A new league year gives us plenty of teams to praise and more importantly laugh about. The Carolina Panthers should be ashamed of themselves. NFL.com's Marcas Grant joined to show to discuss "GET OUT" and offensive draft prospects.
Setting the Edge: Episode 15

1:01:00 | Mar 5th, 2017

It's a family reunion! Eric Stoner (@BeauxJaxson) joined Charles and Justis to recap an intriguing three days of the NFL Combine. This podcast is competently incompetent.
Setting the Edge: Episode 14

59:19 | Feb 27th, 2017

Miko Grimes from the iHeartMiko Podcast joined Charles and Justis to talk desserts, gender roles, and sports media. Fun fact of the week: Matt Elam had three grams of Oxycodone on him when he was arrested.
Short Sets: Ifeadi Odenigo and Taywan Taylor

30:53 | Feb 22nd, 2017

Justis bailed like the mark he is. Charles interviewed Northwestern EDGE Ifeadi Odenigo and Western Kentucky wide receiver Taywan Taylor.
Setting the Edge: Episode 13

1:06:03 | Feb 20th, 2017

Charles and Justis were joined by former NFL player and current SBNation writer Stephen White to discuss defensive line evaluation. A moment of silence for Jared Goff was held.
Setting the Edge: Episode 12

1:01:39 | Feb 12th, 2017

Charles and Justis were joined by SportsNet New York's Taylor Rooks to shed tears about the Falcons, talk about covering recruiting, and Tinder shenanigans. Charles had an interview with his childhood friend Hardy Nickerson Jr. as he prepares for the...Show More
Setting the Edge: Episode 11

55:47 | Feb 8th, 2017

Falcons tears, Tinder Updates, and some Solomon Thomas draft takes. Charles and Justis were also joined by NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport to discuss news in the NFL, beer, and answer a few questions from Twitter.
Setting the Edge: Episode 10

1:08:23 | Jan 29th, 2017

Charles and Justis recapped a fun week in Mobile, Alabama for the Senior Bowl and were joined by Andrew Parsons to look at prop bets for the Super Bowl.
Setting the Edge: Episode 9

1:05:28 | Jan 26th, 2017

Josh Norris from NBC and Rotoworld joined Charles and Justis to recap the second day of Senior Bowl practices and talk about Deshaun Watson versus Deshone Kizer among other prospects.
Setting the Edge: Episode 8

58:05 | Jan 25th, 2017

Setting the Edge: Episode 8 by Charles McDonald & Justis Mosqueda
Setting the Edge Special: 2017 Senior Bowl Preview

30:41 | Jan 21st, 2017

Charles and Justis preview the 2017 Senior Bowl Rosters and talk about the plans for the podcast in the coming week.
Setting the Edge: Episode 7

1:08:54 | Jan 16th, 2017

In the seventh episode of the Setting the Edge podcast, Charles and Justis reviewed an entertaining divisional weekend and previewed Championship weekend. No guest this week, but mailbag questions were answered.
Setting the Edge: Episode 6

1:05:17 | Jan 9th, 2017

Charles and Justis have their first Monday episode of Setting the Edge! They reviewed a weak wild card weekend and previewed a (hopefully) more interesting divisional round. Eric Stoner (@BeauxJaxson) joined the show to talk Raiders, defensive back p...Show More
Setting the Edge: Episode 5

1:01:11 | Jan 5th, 2017

This week Justis and Charles are joined by NFL.com's Matt Harmon to talk about Reception Perception, evaluation theory, and Matt's R&B group. Aqib Talib snatched Michael Crabtree's chain, never forget.
Setting the Edge: Episode 4

1:09:11 | Dec 29th, 2016

Setting the Edge: Episode 4 by Charles McDonald & Justis Mosqueda
Setting the Edge: Episode 3

1:17:34 | Dec 22nd, 2016

Charles and Justis are joined this week by Football Outsider's columnist Cian Fahey for a short question and answer session. Hot takes on Bruce Arians being a liar (again), Kirk Herbstreit, and Week 16 picks.
Setting the Edge: Episode 2

51:52 | Dec 15th, 2016

Charles and Justis give betting "advice" for three Week 15 games, give hot takes on why Bruce Arians is a liar, and discuss Domino's pizza tracker. Claymation chefs can be misleading. A few questions from Twitter were answered as well.