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Stephen A. explains why the Steelers appear to be dysfunctional | First Take | ESPN

Stephen A. and Max Kellerman illustrate how the Pittsburgh Steelers are acting more as individual parts than as a team, and dive into Antonio Brown's ...

Stephen A., Max debate the Baker Mayfield hype | First Take | ESPN

Max Kellerman says the Cleveland Browns have found a franchise quarterback in Baker Mayfield after leading them to a comeback victory vs. the New York...

Stephen A., Max Kellerman debate Jimmy Butler trade partners | First Take | ESPN

Minnesota Timberwolves guard Jimmy Butler has reportedly expressed interest in being traded to the New York Knicks, LA Clippers, and Brooklyn. Stephen...

Stephen A. on Seahawks' loss: ‘Russell Wilson is playing with smoke and mirrors’ | First Take | ESPN

Stephen A. Smith details what he thinks is wrong with the Seattle Seahawks, saying quarterback Russell Wilson has to do too much and “is playing with ...

Stephen A. says New England is not a good fit for Josh Gordon | First Take | ESPN

Stephen A. Smith says Josh Gordon isn't a good fit for New England because of his problems with addiction, and he doesn't believe the Patriots are in ...

Stephen A. questions why Bill Belichick hasn’t found Tom Brady’s successor | First Take | ESPN

Stephen A. Smith breaks down why New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick sending QB Jimmy Garoppolo to the San Francisco 49ers was not the best...

Stephen A. reacts to Odell Beckham Jr.'s comments about Giants offense | First Take | ESPN

Stephen A. Smith gives his take about Odell Beckham Jr.'s comments on the New York Giants' struggles on offense. ✓ Subscribe to ESPN on YouTube: ...

Stephen A. says Jon Gruden 'looks a bit silly' after Raiders' Week 1 loss | First Take | ESPN

Stephen A. Smith says Jon Gruden "looks a bit silly" by saying the Oakland Raiders didn't have a pass rush in their Week 1 loss to the Los Angeles Ram...

Stephen A.: Pittsburgh Steelers should trade Le'Veon Bell for draft picks | First Take | ESPN

Stephen A. Smith weighs in on the possibilities of improving the Pittsburgh Steelers without blowing up their entire roster by trading running back Le...

Max sees LeBron’s reign as king of the NBA coming to an end | First Take | ESPN

Stephen A. Smith and Max Kellerman debate how much longer Los Angeles Lakers star LeBron James can hold off the Golden State Warriors star Kevin Duran...

Stephen A. says Mark Cuban should be suspended 6 months | First Take | ESPN

Jackie MacMullan explains why she isn't fully buying Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban's apology on The Jump. Stephen A. Smith then shares why he thin...

Stephen A.: Eli Manning is 'fearful' that Giants have no offensive line | First Take | ESPN

Stephen A. Smith says Eli Manning doesn't deserve all the blame for the Giants' struggles because of bad play calling and a poor offensive line, while...

Will Cain: Mike Tomlin has lost the Steelers' locker room | First Take | ESPN

Things get heated between Stephen A. Smith and Will Cain on First Take when debating if Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin has any chance of ....

Stephen A. and Max analyze if Packers should take it easy with Aaron Rodgers | First Take | ESPN

Stephen A. Smith says Green Bay Packers QB Aaron Rodgers knows his body and trusts him to decide if he can play. Max Kellerman would prefer to rest Aa...

Stephen A. says Aaron Rodgers is the greatest quarterback he’s ever seen | First Take | ESPN

Stephen A. Smith, Max Kellerman and Damien Woody react to Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers' performance against the Chicago Bears.

Are Odell Beckham Jr.’s random drug test really random? | First Take | ESPN

Stephen A. Smith, Max Kellerman and Tedy Bruschi debate whether the random drug test New York Giants WR Odell Beckham Jr. received was actually random...

Stephen A.: Dak Prescott has to be more impressive for Cowboys | First Take | ESPN

Stephen A. Smith says Dallas Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott needs to “step up” after being challenged by New York Giants safety Landon Collins.

Stephen A.: 'I'm embarrassed by what I'm seeing from the Pittsburgh Steelers' | First Take | ESPN

Stephen A. Smith calls out the Pittsburgh Steelers' secondary saying that he's "embarrassed by what he's been seeing from them" and the rest of the de...

Stephen A.: Steelers should be concerned about dysfunction | First Take | ESPN

Stephen A. Smith, Max Kellerman and Damien Woody debate if the Pittsburgh Steelers should be concerned or if the 0-1-1 start and current off-field iss...

Max Kellerman: We've already seen the end of Ben Roethlisberger | First Take | ESPN

Stephen A. Smith and Max Kellerman discuss whether Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger's skills are deteriorating following his sluggis...

Stephen A. and Max debate who won the GGG vs. Canelo fight | First Take | ESPN

Stephen A. Smith and Max Kellerman get into a heated debate about who won the Gennady Golovkin vs. Canelo Alverez fight. ✓ Subscribe to ESPN on ...

Stephen A. not buying Patrick Mahomes praise from Brett Favre | First Take | ESPN

Stephen A. Smith and Max Kellerman discuss Green Bay Packers' legend Brett Favre's comments on Patrick Mahomes, saying the Chiefs quarterback is as .....

Stephen A., Max debate how Colin Kaepernick's ad impacts Nike | First Take | ESPN

Stephen A. Smith and Max Kellerman debate what the impact will be on Nike for having Colin Kaepernick as the face of its 30th anniversary “Just Do It”...

Stephen A.: Bill Belichick will outlast Tom Brady in New England | First Take | ESPN

The First Take crew debates who will last longer in New England: Tom Brady or Bill Belichick. Max Kellerman and Will Cain say Brady will outlast Belic...