As a person on an off-year in inter-county football terms, Jack McCaffrey is totally free to offer his utterly impartial assessment of Dublin's chances against Kerry.
He appeared on this week's edition of the Hard Shoulder, Balls.ie's weekly podcast. The discussion covered plenty of terrain with McCaffrey discussing how a change in his mindset carried him from an indifferent and frustrating 2014 season to the Footballer of the Year award twelve months afterwards. He also talked about that game against Donegal in 2014 - Jim Gavin's only championship loss as Dublin manager - and the reasons why Dublin faltered that day.
As regards Sunday, he notes that "there's an ominous silence coming from Kerry..."
He also touches on
- why he opted out of the 2016 season
- the benefits of adopting a more relaxed attitude to football
- why he's loving playing for Clontarf at the moment
Jack was speaking on the sixth episode of this year's Hard Shoulder podcast, a weekly GAA podcast hosted by Meath legends Anthony Moyles and Niall Kelly. The podcast will run for the rest of the season and will feature many more special guests, and scientists  believe it will improve your life by somewhere in the region of 84%.
In addition to the big interview, we quiz our guests and discuss some of the big stories to arise from the past week.
Previous interviewees include Dublin's Bernard Brogan, Kildare forward Johnny Doyle, Wexford's Matty Forde, and the Sunday Game's Michael Lyster. Listen here.