NFL Nation TV welcomes USC DL Leonard Williams


Join us today at 1 p.m. ET, 10 a.m. PT for NFL Nation TV's Spreecast 53 as USC defensive lineman and pending first-round draft pick Leonard Williams visits the show.

Host Paul Gutierrez (49ers reporter) and co-hosts Coley Harvey (Cincinnati Bengals reporter) and Mike Wells (Indianapolis Colts reporter) will also be joined by four other NFL Nation reporters throughout the 60-minute Spreecast to talk about the NFL’s schedule being released later in the day.

Rob Demovsky (Green Bay Packers reporter) will give us an update on the Pack, and how its No. 14-ranked strength of schedule, while will include road non-division games against the Denver Broncos and San Francisco 49ers, might help Green Bay recover from that heart-breaking playoff loss at Seattle.

Speaking of kick-in-the-gut defeats and the Seahawks, Terry Blount (Seattle Seahawks reporter) will chime in on the team that lost the Super Bowl having the fourth-toughest strength of schedule in the league.

Kevin Seifert (ESPN.com NFL Nation Insider) joins the show to talk about his recent article that broke down how and why competitive imbalance can still permeate the schedule, as well as the Pittsburgh Steelers having the toughest schedule and the Super Bowl champion New England Patriots having only the 22nd-toughest road.

And Vaughn McClure (Atlanta Falcons reporter) will stop by to give us a sense on how relieved the Dirty Birds are in having the easiest strength of schedule in a year they break in a new coach in Dan Quinn.

Plus, Wells, Harvey and Gutierrez will break down the Colts having the second-easiest strength of schedule and, thus, the easiest road back to the postseason of last year’s playoff teams, the Bengals going from the 26th to the 2nd toughest strength of schedule, and the 49ers, under new coach Jim Tomsula and a major roster shakeup, having the third-toughest schedule, respectively.

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