Helmets Off

HELMETS OFF is hosted by former NFL and University of Utah football quarterback and reality TV star, Scott Mitchell. In each episode of HELMETS OFF, Scott has a very personal and candid conversation with success people from all walks of life. The listeners of HELMETS OFF get to be a fly on the wall of a personal, insightful and unplugged conversation. They get to see their heroes and maybe their enemies from a different, entertaining and moving perspective. You can learn more at http://1035thearrow/helmetsoff
Will Utah Football Finally Open The Season? And NFL Players Being Their Own Agents   (19:32) November 20, 2020
After having their first two games canceled due to COVID-19, will the Utah Utes finally play their first game of the season against the USC Trojans at Rice Eccles Stadium? Scott Mitchell is optimistic. Bobbly Wagner and DeAndre Hopkins decided to become their own agents, which is rare in the NFL. Scott discusses why he […]
Utah Quarterback Watch & Tom Brady’s Fall From Grace   (17:35) November 13, 2020
THIS EPISODE WAS RECORDED PRIOR TO UTAH’S GAME AGAINST UCLA. How do cancellations impact the Utah quarterback battle? Scott weighs on. He also talks about Tom Brady’s brutal loss to the Saints and what it means for his career.
Utah QB Watch & Good, Better, Worst Of The NFL Season   (26:18) November 06, 2020
*THIS EPISODE WAS RECORDED BEFORE UTAH’S GAME AGAINST ARIZONA WAS CANCELLED*
Utah Quarterback Watch, Wild World Series & Antonio Brown Gets ANOTHER Shot   (24:52) October 30, 2020
Scott Mitchell, former Utah quarterback, is continuing his analysis of the Utah quarterback battle. According to the coaches, the team already has a starter but will not announce who it is until right before their first game.  Mitchell shares who he WOULD start, because the 2020 season is like no other, you make decisions you […]
Utah QB Watch, Julian Blackmon’s Shocking Season & Fitz-Magic Out   (28:43) October 22, 2020
Every week until the Pac-12 football season starts we are leading off with a special segment where Scott Mitchell, former U of U and NFL quarterback analyzed the three-way quarterback battle happening with the University of Utah football team. The team announced they won’t name a starter until game week, which Scott believes is a […]
Utah Football QB Watch, The Return Of Alex Smith & NFL Injuries   (21:33) October 15, 2020
This week on Helmets Off Scott is breaking down the quarterback battle happening at the University of Utah. Coach Whittingham hopes to have a decision made sometimes this week. Scott recommends they make a decision as soon as possible in order to establish the leader of the offense. Next, Scott talks about former Utah quarterback […]
Utah Football Quarterback Battle, NFL Quarterbacks Making History & Drafting Quarterbacks   (25:50) October 08, 2020
Today is all about the best (in Scott’s opinion) position on the field. First we are talking about the first true quarterback battle the University of Utah football team has seen in a while. Scott gives an analysis on what to look for as the Utes go through fall camp. Next, Scott gives his idea […]
NFL COVID Snowball? Will It Throw Players Off? Turf Or Natural?   (18:56) October 02, 2020
We are all NFL this week on Helmets Off.  First, Scott talks about the biggest story in the NFL, which is the first game postponement of the season due to players testing positive for COVID-19. He talks about this could snowball and impact the rest of the season, because the NFL schedule is a very […]
NFL Week 1 & The Big Ten Leaving The Pac-12 In Chaos   (28:06) September 17, 2020
NFL Football is finally back. Scott Mitchell, former NFL quarterback gives his week 1 takeaways. From Tom Brady being lackluster for former Utah Football RB Zack Moss’ touchdown. All in all, we are just happy football is back. Next, Scott discusses the disaster that is Pac-12 football. The Big Ten was the only other conference […]
Pac-12 Image Problem Will Keep Getting Worse And Utes To Watch In The NFL   (22:57) August 27, 2020
The Pac-12 already had an image problem before they decided to cancel fall football along with the Big Ten, now, the problem will grow. Not playing a season when other conferences are will hurt their image and their name, according to Scott, especially since the College Football Playoff is happening and the Rose Bowl is […]
Cancelled Fall Sports, Spring Football & How That Benefits Some Teams   (29:20) August 14, 2020
The Pac-12 and the Big Ten pulled the plug on fall sports, including football, because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Both conferences said there is a possibility of spring football. Scott explains why is initial reaction to that was that it will never work but he then explains how he thought it through and that it […]
Pac-12 Player Demands, Larry Scott’s Response & NFL Rookies   (33:45) August 07, 2020
Today we are taking two segments to break down the Pac-12 players behind the We Are United campaign and their wants/demands from the conference. We start with the players and finish with Larry Scott’s response. Scott says what he would do if he were in Scott’s shoes. Finally, on a lighter note, Scott talks about […]
Zero Positive NBA Tests, The NFL & COVID-19 & College Football Changes   (24:02) July 23, 2020
Today’s episode of Helmets Off with Scott Mitchell is all about what sports leagues will look like during the time of the COVID-19 pandemic.  First – The NBA.  In the Orlando Bubble, the league had zero positive coronavirus tests and starts games this week. They are a true model for what a comeback should look […]
Washington NFL Team Name Change & The Silver Lining Of Conference Only Schedules   (20:21) July 15, 2020
The Washington NFL announced they would be changing their name due to it being a racial slur. Scott offers his thoughts.  The Big Ten and the Pac-12 announced they would only be playing conference football schedules in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Other conferences may follow suit if there is even a season at […]
Morgan Scalley, Patrick Mahomes and The End Of Pro Baseball   (37:06) July 10, 2020
In this episode of Helmets Off, Scott Mitchell, former Utah QB and Utes radio analyst discusses the reinstatement of Morgan Scalley after he was suspending pending an investigation into a 2013 incident when he used a racial slur. Scott also discusses Patrick Mahomes and the giant payday he received. And on the other side of […]
Detroit Lions Ownership, Favre/Tillman/Kaepernick & NASCAR and Bubba Harris   (30:00) June 26, 2020
Martha Ford, longtime owner of the Detroit Lions is stepping down. Scott Mitchell offers an insightful perspective into his time under the Detroit Lions ownership. He explains how franchise ownership determines the long term success or failure of a team. Brett Favre compared Colin Kaepernick to Pat Tillman. Tillman left the NFL to serve in […]
Scott Is Joined By The People Who Know Him Best… His Sisters   (39:26) June 17, 2020
Two of Scott’s three sisters joined him on the podcast to talk about what is was like growing up with Scott and being the sister of an NFL quarterback.  They also talk about a run-in with fans that featured Scott’s mom yelling at fans who were bad-mouthing Scott.  Stay tuned after the first two segments […]
Thoughts On Morgan Scalley, Jerry Sloan & The NBA Finals   (29:46) June 11, 2020
Scott Mitchell, former NFL and Utah quarterback, shares his thoughts on the situation surrounding Utah defensive coordinator Morgan Scalley who was suspended pending an investigation into an incident in 2013 when he used a racial slur in a text message.  Next, Scott shares his thoughts on the late Jerry Sloan, legendary Utah Jazz coach. He […]
Sports And The Life Of Scott In The Coronavirus Pandemic   (36:36) June 02, 2020
We have been offline for a while. This episode of Helmets Off is all about catching you up on what Scott and the world of sports as he sees it has been up to.   We start with Scott’s life, as he shares the life lessons he has learned during the coronavirus pandemic, including the fact […]
Best Of: How Social Media Is Hurting Sports   (20:19) May 20, 2020
Tennessee tried to hire Greg Schiano (Rutgers, Penn State, Tampa Bay, Ohio State) as head coach.  The students freaked out and accused him of covering up Jerry Sandusky’s crimes.   Helmets Off host Scott Mitchell talks about how Tennesse should not have bowed to student demands.  Social media is killing aspects of our society.   There’s something […]