The 33rd Team is the premier football Think Tank. Its contributors are former NFL Executives and Coaches with over 550 combined years of experience in the NFL. Providing first hand insight and knowledge unavailable anywhere else, The 33rd Team transcends traditional football analysis and offers a behind the scenes perspective on the latest news and analysis, as well as life in the NFL, on and off the field.

The 33rd Team rests on our internship program, started two years ago with the goal to help students get to where they want to go and be the smartest/most prepared candidate in any interview. The 33rd Team placed 8 interns in the NFL this past offseason including two with the Cardinals in player personnel, one with the Jets in player personnel, one with the Jaguars in player personnel and the Football Admin Coordinator with the Broncos. As well as 3 students with the league office.

The 33rd Team Founders

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    Mike Tannenbaum

    Mike Tannnebaum is the former GM of the New York Jets and former EVP of the Miami Dolphins. Tannenbaum started The 33rd Team with a vision to bring the insider insights to the public and help students accomplish their dreams in the process. He now can be seen on ESPN as a Front Office Insider.

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    Joe Banner

    Joe Banner is the former President of the Philadelphia Eagles and former CEO of the Browns. Banner launched The 33rd Team with Mike Tannnebaum with a similar mission including populating and delivering the most accurate and meaningful content from those that were in the decision-making process of NFL franchises.


  • Bill Polian
  • Ben Kotwica
  • Chris Palmer
  • Dean Blandino
  • Doug Pederson
  • Eric Mangini
  • Greg Cosell
  • Jade McCarthy
  • Jessica Flynn
  • Joe Banner
  • Mike Tannenbaum
  • Mike Giddings
  • Marc Trestman
  • Nick Polk
  • Scott Goldman Ph.D.
  • Tom Lewand
  • Wade Phillips