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Wed, 10/04/2017 - 8:21am

Pro Football Talk Live with Mike Florio

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Wednesday, October 4, 2017

6:00 –  Ben Roethlisberger says Antonio Brown is creating a “distraction” that is bad for the team. Former Brown teammate Ryan Clark says Ben is a selfish player who has tricked people into thinking he’s all about the team.

6:18 – Adam Gase continues to defend Jay Cutler, even in the face of mounting evidence that it’s not working in Miami.

6:35 – The Titans chose to work out and sign a QB yesterday – Brandon Weeden. Meanwhile, Colin Kaepernick is still ready and waiting. Still think it’s just about footall?

6:48 – The Browns had a literal dumpster fire outside their stadium yesterday.

7:00 – What You Need to Know– Ben Roethlisberger says Antonio Brown is creating a “distraction” that is bad for the team. Plus, Gronk is complaining about how the refs are calling offensive pass interference.

7:18 – Question of the Day: Through a quarter of the season, who is the MVP?

7:35 – NBC Sports Medicine Analyst Mike Ryan tells us the details of the injuries to quarterbacks Derek Carr and Marcus Mariota.

7:48 – PFT One Liners – Florio quickly reacts to a variety of smaller morning headlines.

8:00 – What You Need to Know– Ben Roethlisberger says Antonio Brown is creating a “distraction” that is bad for the team. Former Brown teammate Ryan Clark says the wide receiver is a selfish player.

8:18 – We get your reaction on our question of the day.

8:35 – NBC Sports Boston’s Tom Curran jokingly denies saying it was likely that the Patriots would go 19-0. Tom tells us what’s wrong with the team, and how he thinks they’ll fix it.

8:48 – While You Weren’t Working – TJ Ward says he, “despises” playing on Thursday Night Football.

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Tue, 10/03/2017 - 8:30am

Pro Football Talk Live with Mike Florio

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Tuesday, October 3, 2017

6:00 – The Chiefs got the win on Monday Night, behind an Alex Smith that was throwing the ball down the field and using his legs to win.

6:18 – Derek Carr is going to miss 2-6 weeks with a back injury, and Mitchell Trubisky will make his NFL debut on Monday Night Football. 

6:35 – Mitchell Trubisky is going to make his debut on Monday Night Football – what the hell took so long?

6:48 – Some sports books have now downgraded the Patriots as the Super Bowl favorite based on the first quarter of the season.

7:00 – What You Need to Know-  Florio and Simms react to another solid win by the Chiefs, this time on Monday Night Football.

7:18 – Derek Carr is going to miss 2-6 weeks with a back injury, and Mitchell Trubisky will make his NFL debut on Monday Night Football. 

7:35 – Which 2-2 AFC team do you believe in? Florio and Simms run through the list and decide who can make a run to the playoffs.

7:48 – Snap Judgments- Mike and Chris give their first-blush reaction to provocative statements from Stats about what we have seen so far this season.

8:00 – What You Need to Know– Derek Carr is going to miss 2-6 weeks with a back injury, and Mitchell Trubisky will make his NFL debut on Monday Night Football. 

8:18 – Florio and Simms react to another solid win by the Chiefs, this time on Monday Night Football.

8:35 – Which 2-2 NFC team do you believe in? Florio and Simms run through the list and decide who can make a run to the playoffs.

8:48 – While You Weren’t Working – Derrick Brooks is going to hear the Danny Trevathan appeal today, and Andrew Luck is making, “great progress” recovering from offseason shoulder surgery.

Tom Petty Death Confirmed

Mon, 10/02/2017 - 8:59pm

Tom Petty, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame recording artist and writer of classic hits such as “Free Falin’,” “American Girl” and “I Won’t Back Down” died Monday evening after suffering cardiac arrest earlier in the day. He was 66.

Along with his band, the Heartbreakers, Tom Petty rose to fame in the 1970s with a string of hits spanning multiple decades and had just completed a summer tour last week.

On behalf of this station and the entire Cumulus family, we extend our greatest respect to Tom Petty and our deepest sympathies to his family, friends, and all who have been inspired by his unparalleled talent.

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UPDATED Report on Tom Petty

Mon, 10/02/2017 - 1:18pm

A previous report stating that Tom Petty had passed away was incorrect. We are now learning that he is still alive but hospitalized in grave condition following cardiac arrest earlier today. Our thoughts are with him and his family in this trying time.

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Mon, 10/02/2017 - 8:22am

Pro Football Talk Live with Mike Florio

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Monday, October 2, 2017

6:00 – Week four saw some huge road upsets in Atlanta, Dallas, and New England. Mike breaks down each one.

6:18 – Deshaun Watson made everyone look good yesterday against Tennessee. The Titans are hopeful Marcus Mariota’s injured hamstring heals up quickly.   

6:35 – We break down the Bills and Lions big wins, and examine the ramifications of Dalvin Cook’s torn ACL.

6:48 – Terry Bradshaw called Antonio Brown out after a sideline tantrum. Wonder what would have happened if Odell Beckham Jr. did that?

7:00 – What You Need to Know- Road teams scored some big upsets yesterday, including Carolina over New England, Buffalo over Atlanta, and LA over Dallas.

7:18 – There were also head-scratching losses yesterday. Oakland, Miami and Baltimore all looked totally lost.

7:35 – Deshaun Watson made everyone look good yesterday against Tennessee. The Titans are hopeful Marcus Mariota’s injured hamstring heals up quickly.

7:48 – We look at the biggest injuries of week four.

8:00 – What You Need to Know–  Both of last year’s Super Bowl teams lost at home yesterday. New England couldn’t stop Carolina and the Falcons couldn’t finish off the comeback against Buffalo.

8:18 – Homer Calls of the Week – We listen to the best local radio calls from week four.

8:35 – #Narrative – We look at some of the narratives coming into week four, and decide which ones were wrong.

8:48 – While You Weren’t Working – Hue Jackson says there’s no rift between he and the front office. We’ll see. Also, Florio and Simms make their Monday Night Picks.

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Fri, 09/29/2017 - 8:17am

Pro Football Talk Live with Mike Florio

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Friday, September 29, 2017

6:00 – The Packers dominated the Bears on Thursday Night Football, and Chicago now has a QB controversy on their hands.

6:18 – There was a brutal hit in the game last night. We debate how bad it was, if the player should have been thrown out, and if they’ll get suspended.  

6:35 – Mike wonders where the NFL and the anthem activities go from here, and we look at some of the things teams are planning on doing this weekend as well.

6:48 – The Bears twitter account got into it with the Butterfinger twitter account last night. Hilarity ensured.

7:00 – What You Need To Know- The Packers dominated the Bears on Thursday Night Football, and Chicago now has a QB controversy on their hands.

7:18 – Florio and Stats pick the early games on Sunday.

7:35 – Minnesota Vikings Play By Play Announcer Paul Allen helps us preview the Minnesota-Detroit game, which could have big implications later in the year.

7:48 – Florio and Stats pick the late games on Sunday.

8:00 – What You Need To Know- The Packers dominated the Bears on Thursday Night Football, and Chicago now has a QB controversy on their hands.

8:18 – PFT One Liners – Mike runs down some of the interesting headlines of the morning.  

8:35 – Pro Football Hall of Famer Tony Dungy tells us what the Bears should do at QB, how to get Jameis to stop throwing INTs, and why Dak is the leader in Dallas.

8:48 – While You Weren’t Working – Le’Veon Bell knows he hasn’t been “special” yet this year, and Mike and Stats pick the best games this week.

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Thu, 09/28/2017 - 8:54am

Pro Football Talk Live with Mike Florio

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Thursday, September 28, 2017

6:00 – Mike previews tonight’s game between the Packers and the Bears. MIke explains why this could be the last game that Mike Glennon starts for the Bears, if he struggles.   

6:18 –  Odell Beckham Jr. spoke with owner John Mara yesterday, but after listening to his talk with reporters, Mike isn’t sure Odell will ever get it.

6:35 – Mike thinks the anthem activities could have hurt teams’ focus last week, and thinks the league needs to come up with a way to allow players to express themselves and takes away the uncertainty for the players.

6:48 – The NFL is finalizing a deal with Justin Timberlake to play halftime at the Super Bowl.

7:00 – What You Need to Know- Mike and Chris break down tonight’s Thursday Night Football game. Chris thinks the Bears will pose a challenge because they are going to make New England

7:18 – Mike and Chris update the latest injury news heading into week four.

7:35 – We preview all of the early games this Sunday.

7:48 – We finish our week four preview with the late games.

8:00 – What You Need to Know–  We break down tonight’s Packers-Bears game, and Odell gets a talking-to from John Mara.

8:18 – We listen to Ben Roethlisberger try and take the blame for last week’s loss (not buying it), and Joe Flacco try and calm people down about the Ravens’ offense.

8:35 – PFT Draft- Florio and Simms draft the coaches whose seats are getting the hottest almost a quarter of the way through to year.

8:48 – While You Weren’t Working – Donald Trump says NFL owners are afraid of their own players, which is of course, complete and total fiction.

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Wed, 09/27/2017 - 8:57am

Pro Football Talk Live with Mike Florio

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Wednesday, September 27, 2017

6:00 –  Odell Beckham Jr. is going to have to deal with John Mara, now that the owner made it known that the celebration on Sunday was not okay. Mike speculates as to where this goes from here.

6:18 –  Carson Wentz was mic’d up and said he’d give a game paycheck to the kicker if the 61 yarder went through. Then the Eagles tweeted the audio. Great for him.

6:35 – Mike wonders where the NFL and the anthem activities go from here.

6:48 – Brent Musburger is not a fan of Tony Romo doing games, and we listen to why.

7:00 – What You Need To Know- Odell Beckahm Jr. is getting called into the principal’s office, and Dez Bryant still claims he’s an elite wide receiver.   

7:18 – Mike wonders where the NFL and the anthem activities go from here, especially after one player says the protest took away from their focus on the game.

7:35 – Jacksonville Jaguars Tight End Marcedes Lewis tells us how this year is different with Doug Marrone, and why the team is learning how not to lose games.

7:48 – The Patriots admit they have to get better against QBs that move outside the pocket. Good luck with Cam Newton this week.

8:00 – What You Need To Know- Odell Beckahm Jr. is getting called into the principal’s office and Aaron Rodgers wants the fans to join arms during the anthem tomorrow night.

8:18 – PFT One Liners – Mike runs down some of the interesting headlines of the morning.  

8:35 – Minnesota Vikings Running Back Dalvin Cook tells us how the pros have been different for him than college, and whether he’s worried about hitting the rookie wall.

8:48 – While You Weren’t Working – Carson Wentz claims to have worked out a way to give his kicker a game’s worth of salary, and Aaron Rodgers says Mitch Trubisky can learn sitting on the bench.

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Tue, 09/26/2017 - 8:43am

Pro Football Talk Live with Mike Florio

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Tuesday, September 26, 2017

6:00 –  What You Need to Know– Florio reacts to what we saw during the game on Monday Night Football. The Cowboys started slowly but Dak Prescott put the team on his back and got the win.

6:18 – Mike thinks the Cowboys may have found the perfect way for players to bring attention to issues before a game. Kneel at first, then stand for the national anthem.

6:35 – We look at some of the backlash from all of the protests during the national anthem this week. Ben Roethlisberger says he regrets the decision to stay in the tunnel.

6:48 – The Patriots charged fans for tap water when they ran out of bottled water during the game last week. They’ve since apologized, but what can be done at this point?

7:00 – What You Need to Know– The Cowboys got a big win on Monday Night Football and protested before the game in a way we had never seen before. Will other teams follow suit?

7:18 – We look at some of the backlash from all of the protests during the national anthem this week. Ben Roethlisberger says he regrets the decision to stay in the tunnel.

7:35 – We listen to Adam Gase, Mike Mularkey, and Odell Beckham Jr. air their grievances coming out of week three.

8:00 – What You Need to Know– Florio and Chris Simms react to the anthem protests around the league yesterday. What will happen when players want to do something similar next week?  Will coaches or owners have issues with it?

8:18 –  Chicago Bears Running Back Jordan Howard tells us how they upset the Steelers, and why he doesn’t care about critics of Mike Glennon.

8:35 – #Narrative – We look at some of the narratives going into week three’s games, and see if any hold up now that they’ve actually played.

8:48 – While You Weren’t Working – Kam Chancellor criticized his own defense for too much, “bickering” during games that wastes energy. The Seahawks are struggling, and if they continue to lose games things could get very ugly in Seattle.

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Mon, 09/25/2017 - 8:45am

Pro Football Talk Live with Mike Florio

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Monday, September 25, 2017

6:00 –  What You Need to Know– Florio reacts to the anthem protests around the league yesterday. What will happen when players want to do something similar next week?  Will coaches or owners have issues with it?

6:18 – Last year’s Super Bowl teams both won games that came down to the wire yesterday. We break down what happened in Detroit and New England.

6:35 – We look at the games that ended in walk-off plays yesterday.  

6:48 – Two players had run-ins with officials yesterday: Von Miller and Richard Sherman. Miller’s flag never should have been thrown, but Sherman is causing real issues in Seattle.

7:00 – What You Need to Know– Florio and Chris Simms react to the anthem protests around the league yesterday. What will happen when players want to do something similar next week?  Will coaches or owners have issues with it?

7:18 – Aaron Rodgers once again pulled Green Bay’s ass out of the fire. How many more times can he keep doing it?

7:35 – Snap Judgements – Mike and Chris give their first-blush reactions to some of the amazing things we saw in week three.

7:48 – Homer Calls of the Week – We listen to the best local radio calls from week three’s games.

8:00 – What You Need to Know– Florio and Chris Simms react to the anthem protests around the league yesterday. What will happen when players want to do something similar next week?  Will coaches or owners have issues with it?

8:18 – New York Giants Offensive Lineman Justin Pugh tells us how the team handled the national anthem, and how they’re responding after a heartbreaking loss on Sunday.

8:35 – We run through all of the amazing finishes we saw yesterday, including Green Bay, Atlanta, Philadelphia, Chicago, and more.

8:48 – While You Weren’t Working – Tom Brady commented on the anthem protests around the league yesterday, and Donald Trump has continued tweeting about the NFL this morning.

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Fri, 09/22/2017 - 7:41am

Pro Football Talk Live with Mike Florio

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Friday, September 22, 2017

 

6:00 – The Rams held off a furious 49ers comeback to win what could be the game of the year so far.

6:18 –  Mike reacts to the controversial offensive pass interference penalty at the end of the Thursday Night Football game.

6:35 – Zeke Elliott says he knows he can’t quit on his team like he did during interceptions in the Denver game. Dallas better hope he gets back on track this week.

6:48 – Aaron Hernandez’s lawyer is trying to sue the NFL because Hernandez had severe CTE.

7:00 – What You Need To Know- The Rams held off a furious 49ers comeback to win what could be the game of the year so far.

7:18 –  Mike and Chris react to the controversial offensive pass interference penalty at the end of the Thursday Night Football game.

7:35 –  We rip through all the early games coming up on Sunday.

7:48 – Mike and Chris preview the late games of week three.

8:00 – What You Need To Know- The Rams held off a furious 49ers comeback to win what could be the game of the year so far.

8:18 – Florio updates you on the biggest injuries heading into week three.

8:35 – Tennessee Titans Head Coach Mike Mularkey tells us the gameplan for week three, and why so many offensive lines are struggling so far this season.

8:48 – Florio and Simms make picks on the biggest games of the week, and provide their upset specials.

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Thu, 09/21/2017 - 7:01am

Pro Football Talk Live with Mike Florio

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Wednesday, September 21, 2017

6:00 – Florio and Stats preview tonight’s Thursday Night Football game between the 49ers and the Rams. Stats thinks the 49ers can win six games, which makes Mike force him to make a bet.

6:18 – Roger Goodell is going to get a contract extension soon, according to ESPN. Which is weird, because they’re the ones that were saying there was going to be a hiccup in the negotiations.

6:35 – We listen to Richard Sherman complain about the injury report, and update the bigger injuries around the league.

6:48 – Florio has an idea that would improve NFL ratings immediately.

7:00 – What You Need to Know–  Eli Manning has continued to take the high road after being ripped by Ben McAdoo. Eventually that’s going to start hurting McAdoo.

7:18 –  The Jets acting owner says the team isn’t tanking and he won’t judge his head coach or GM by wins and losses alone. Mike explains why this is bullcrap.

7:35 – Pro Football Hall of Famer Anthony Munoz tells us why the Bengals are struggling, and whether all the complaining about offensive lines is warrented.

7:48 – NFL players want the league to donate a month to activism the way they do to cancer and other causes.

8:00 – Mike and Stats look at the spreads in this week’s games.  

8:18 – Andy Dalton says the Bengals are trying to make the easy things easy on offense. Unless the Bengals gain an identity on offense, nothing will get better.

8:35 – NFLPA President Eric Winston tells us why the players brought DeMaurice Smith back, and what the players are looking for in the next CBA.

8:48 – While You Weren’t Working – Kyle Shanahan says Thursday games are more about getting rest and willing yourself to victory instead of X’s and O’s.

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Wed, 09/20/2017 - 9:30am

Pro Football Talk Live with Mike Florio

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Wednesday, September 20, 2017

6:00 – Mike rips Ben McAdoo for throwing Eli Manning under the bus. There are ways around that but McAdoo didn’t take any of them.

6:18 – Jerry Jones found a way to defend Zeke Elliott not trying to tackle a defender after some INTs. Shocker.  

6:35 – De Smith will be back as the head of the NFLPA, and he will negotiate with Roger Goodell for the next CBA – even if Jerry Jones is getting involved in Goodell’s deal.

6:48 – Malcolm Butler could be on his way out of New England for trying to get a new big money contract.

7:00 – What You Need to Know–  We listen to Eli Manning fend off criticism from his head coach, and Jerry Jones fends off critics of Ezekiel Elliott not trying to tackle someone after a turnover.

7:18 –  Denver Broncos Defensive Back Chris Harris Jr. says they, “definitely” made a statement against Dallas, the Steelers and Raiders have better receivers than the Cowboys, and Trevor Siemian has really stepped up this year.

7:35 – Kansas City Chiefs Defensive Lineman Chris Jones tells us how he approached their game against Philly, what motivated him, and why no one in their locker room was surprised when they beat New England.

7:48 – Malcolm Butler could be on his way out of New England for trying to get a new big money contract.

8:00 – Cleveland Browns Tackle Joe Thomas tells us how he’s played more than 10,000 straight snaps, and how he celebrated the tremendous accomplishment.

8:18 – We listen to Eli Manning fend off criticism from his head coach, and Jerry Jones fends off critics of Ezekiel Elliott not trying to tackle someone after a turnover.

8:35 – Joe Thomas Part II Joe weighs in on Zeke Elliott not husting after an interception, and his reaction to the Browns being favored for the first time in two years.

8:48 – While You Weren’t Working – Kyle Shanahan says Thursday games are more about getting rest and willing yourself to victory instead of X’s and O’s.

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Tue, 09/19/2017 - 8:27am

Pro Football Talk Live with Mike Florio

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Tuesday, September 19, 2017

6:00 – The Giants looked like garbage on Monday Night Football. Once again, their offensive line destroyed any possibility of sustained drives. Also, Ben McAdoo threw his QB under the bus.

6:18 –  Does Zeke Elliott have an on-field issue in addition to his off-field trouble?

6:35 – Bruce Arians continues to call out his quarterback in public for poor play. He claims Palmer doesn’t mind, but that only lasts so long.

6:48 – What the heck is going on with Su’a Cravens and Washington? Mike explains.

7:00 – What You Need to Know–  Terrible showing by the Giants on Monday Night Football, while the Lions played a solid game on the road for a change.

7:18 – Mike and Chris argue about whether the Cowboys should be upset that Zeke Elliott didn’t bust his butt to make a tackle after an INT.

7:35 – Mike and Simms look at some struggling QBs and debate whether it’s already time to start the backup QB.

7:48 – PFT One Liners ­– Florio gets you up to date on some of the news and notes from around the NFL.

8:00 – What You Need to Know–  Mike and Chris break down another terrible offensive night for the Giants. When will Ben McAdoo feel the heat?

8:18 – Mike and Chris argue about whether the Cowboys should be upset that Zeke Elliott didn’t bust his butt to make a tackle after an INT.

8:35 – Which 0-2 teams have a shot to come back and make the playoffs?

8:48 – While You Weren’t Working – The Falcons are going to be without Vic Beasley for a month, which is part of the reason they’re staying in touch with Dwight Freeney.

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Mon, 09/18/2017 - 7:54am

Pro Football Talk Live with Mike Florio

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Monday, September 18, 2017

6:00 – Mike breaks down another convincing win by the Falcons over the Packers.

6:18 –  Mike updates some of the big name injuries this week, including Cam Newton, Greg Olsen, Gronk, and more.

6:35 – All of the best teams in the league are in the AFC. The best teams in the NFC got whooped yesterday.

6:48 – Things are getting weird with the QB situation in Houston and Cincinnati. Andy Dalton could be in real hot water.

7:00 – What You Need to Know–  The AFC West has proven it’s the best division in football after dominant wins by Denver and Oakland, and a solid win by Kansas City.

7:18 – The Cowboys and the Packers were beaten soundly yesterday. Dallas hasn’t gotten knocked around like that since Dak and Zeke have been there.

7:35 – Mike updates some of the big name injuries this week, including Cam Newton, Greg Olsen, Gronk, and more.

7:48 – Snap Judgements– Mike and Chris make their quick reactions to what we saw from week two’s games.

8:00 – What You Need to Know–  Mike and Chris break down another convincing win by the Falcons over the Packers.

8:18 – Homer Calls of the Week – Mike and Chris listen to the best local radio calls from week.

8:35 – #Narrative – We look at some of the narratives we heard coming into week two that didn’t hold up once the games were actually played.

8:48 – While You Weren’t Working – Congratulations to Joe Thomas, who played his 10,000th consecutive snap this week, a former Bengals wide receiver says Andy Dalton’s starting days are over, and Mike and Chris make MNF picks.

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Fri, 09/15/2017 - 8:34am

Pro Football Talk Live with Mike Florio

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Friday, September 15, 2017

6:00 – The Texans outlasted the Bengals in a brutally boring game.  

6:18 – Odell Beckham Jr. let the cat out of the bag about his injury, but he’s making the smart choice by not playing until he’s 100% healthy.

6:35 – The NFL seems intent on keeping Zeke Elliott off the field, starting in week three.

6:48 – Russell Wilson tried to talk up his offensive line, but we all know what’s up. How long can he continue to run for his life?

7:00 – What You Need to Know–  The Texans made one more play than the Bengals last night in Deshaun Watson’s first start. We wonder how much longer Andy Dalton can continue to look so bad before getting benched.

7:18 – Gronk and AP aren’t happy – Gronk with the refs and Peterson with his role in New Orleans.

7:35 – We make our picks for the week 2 games.  

7:48 – PFT Props- We look at some interesting props about week two’s schedule.

8:00 – What You Need to Know–  The Texans made one more play than the Bengals last night in Deshaun Watson’s first start. Marvin Lewis threw his defense under the bus, which we didn’t agree with.

8:18 – While You Weren’t Working – A TV station in Houston cut away early from the end of the Houston-Cincinnati game. Also, Chris and Mike give us one big thing they’re watching for this weekend.

8:35 – Chris and Mike rip through all of week 2’s Sunday games.

8:48 – Adrian Peterson is already unhappy in New Orleans, and he could be on his way out.

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Thu, 09/14/2017 - 9:01am

Pro Football Talk Live with Mike Florio

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Thursday, September 14, 2017

6:00 –  Deshaun Watson is set to make his debut tonight for the Texans, but did Houston botch their handling of their QBs from the start?

6:18 – Andrew Luck’s agent has denied rumors that his client is unhappy in Indianapolis – which is the worst possible thing he could have done.

6:35 – Tom Savage Agent Neil Schwartz makes the case that his client never should have lost his starting job this week.

6:48 – The NFL has to be happy this week after most early games last Sunday finished in under three hours, and the ratings for Sunday Night Football were up.

7:00 – What You Need to Know–  Deshaun Watson tries to steady the Texans QB situation tonight against Cincinnati, and Neil Schwartz defends his client, Tom Savage.

7:18 – Alex Smith says this is potentially his last year in Kansas City. Mike wonders – why if he keeps playing like he did in week one?  

7:35 – WTHR Colts Insider Bob Kravitz destroys the Colts for how they’ve handled Andrew Luck and says the QB has every right to be unhappy about his career so far.

7:48 – PFT Props – Stats asks Florio some props relating to the Thursday Night game.

8:00 – What You Need to Know–  Deshaun Watson tries to steady the Texans QB situation tonight against Cincinnati, and Neil Schwartz defends his client, Tom Savage.

8:18 – Houston Chronicle Texans Insider John McClain tells us how Neil Schwartz’s comments will go over with the team, and whether Watson will be the starter all year long.

8:35 – Will Zeke Elliott miss this week’s game after more legal wrangling? Florio explains.

8:48 – While You Weren’t Working –  Johnny Manziel is making his push to return to pro football, and Florio gives his opinion on how the Texans have screwed up their QBs.

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Wed, 09/13/2017 - 9:15am

Pro Football Talk Live with Mike Florio

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Wednesday, September 13, 2017

 

6:00 –  The Texans are going with Deshaun Watson this week. Shouldn’t they have gone with him all along? If they did, they could have gotten Watson more reps in the preseason and practice so that he’d be more prepared.

6:18 – “The Cardinals are screwed” without David Johnson until Christmas. If you’re out of it at that point, why bring him back at all?

6:35 – Mike Tomlin is very salty about people asking if Le’Veon Bell’s holdout was a factor in his poor week one performance. Settle down, Tomlin!

6:48 – Tom Brady says he threw the ball last year better than he ever has before. What happened on Thursday, then?

7:00 – What You Need to Know–  The Texans are going with Deshaun Watson, David Johnson is out until Christmas, and the two Florida teams playing at home this weekend won’t have to move because of the hurricane.

7:18 – Pro Football Hall of Famer LaDainian Tomlinson tells us which young RB plays like him, how the Chargers win the battle for LA, and how Adrian Peterson has to learn to deal with less carries.

7:35 – Which 0-1 teams with dreams of the playoffs should start to worry?

7:48 – PFT One Liners- Florio gives you his take on some of the b-list stories of the morning, including a possible power struggle in Philadelphia.

8:00 – What You Need to Know– Deshaun Watson will start for Houston, Mike Tomlin doesn’t want to hear about Le’Veon Bell missing camp and the Cardinals are going to be without their best player until Christmas.

8:18 – Florio and Stats debate which players on the Hall of Fame finalist list will get into Canton.

8:35 – Seattle Seahawks Wide Receiver Doug Baldwin explains why he understands Earl Thomas’s criticism of the offense and why athletes shouldn’t just stick to sports.

8:48 – While You Weren’t Working –  Josh Gordon is still trying to get reinstated and Brandon Marshall claims he isn’t worried about his lack of chemistry with Eli Manning.

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Tue, 09/12/2017 - 8:48am

Pro Football Talk Live with Mike Florio

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Tuesday, September 12, 2017

6:00 –  Mike breaks down the heartbreaking loss for Philip Rivers and the Chargers. Once again, Rivers sees a monumental effort go all for naught.

6:18 – Sam Bradford totally outplayed Drew Brees last night to have the best start in his career. Can he keep this up?

6:35 – Is there beef between AP and Sean Payton? We listen to their postgame comments about an awkward sideline exchange and decide for ourselves.

6:48 – The Patriots are replacing a new field they put down in May. Wonder how Eric Berry feels about that?

7:00 – What You Need to Know– Sam Bradford had the game of his career last night on Monday Night Football, and Dalvin Cook announced his presence with authority. Is there beef between Adrian Peterson and Sean Payton?

7:18 – Mike and Chris break down the Broncos narrow escape against Denver on Monday Night Football.

7:35 – Mike and Chris pick out the best and worst of week one.  

7:48 – The Texans don’t know who their QB is going to be, and have more than 20 players on the injured list already.

8:00 – What You Need to Know– Sam Bradford had the game of his career last night on Monday Night Football, and Dalvin Cook announced his presence with authority. Is there beef between Adrian Peterson and Sean Payton?

8:18 – Mike and Chris break down the Broncos narrow escape against Denver on Monday Night Football.

8:35 – Minnesota Vikings Wide Receiver Stefon Diggs tells us how Sam Bradford blew up on Monday Night Football, and why he doesn’t get mad about hits to the head.

8:48 – While You Weren’t Working – Hue Jackson tells Browns fans to have hope with DeShaun Kizer, and Pete Carroll is understandable upset with his offensive line.

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Pro Football Talk Live with Mike Florio

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Monday, September 11, 2017

6:00 –  The Cowboys smothered the Giants yesterday, and Big Blue should be worried. Also, the Seahawks have major offensive line issues, as displayed at Lambeau Field yesterday.

6:18 – Who had the worst loss of week one? Unfortunately, we have many contenders for the title.   

6:35 – The Raiders and Lions won games that could become factors once we get down to playoff seeding wars at the end of the season.     

6:48 – Tony Romo got great reviews for his first game for CBS. Also, the NFL can’t like that the stadiums for the 49ers and Rams were practically empty.

7:00 – What You Need to Know– The Cowboys smothered the Giants yesterday, and Big Blue should be worried. Also, the Seahawks have major offensive line issues, as displayed at Lambeau Field yesterday.

7:18 – We look at all the teams that won divisional games on the road yesterday. Baltimore’s D looks legit, and the Texans already have QB issues.  

7:35 – #Narrative– Mike and Chris look at what we thought we knew about teams going into week one, and how what happened completely contradicted it.  

7:48 – Snap Judgements– Florio and Chris make quick decisions about what we saw from Marshawn Lynch, Cam Newton, Kyle Shanahan, and more.

8:00 – What You Need to Know–  The Cowboys dominated the Giants last night, and David Johnson could be out for months after hurting his wrist against the Lions.

8:18 – Homer Calls of the Week- We listen to the three best radio calls from week one, and break down their games.

8:35 – Mike and Chris look at some of the poor performances yesterday and wonder if we should hit the panic button already.

8:48 – While You Weren’t Working – Brent Musburger threw shade at Brandon Marshall, the Jags threw shade at the Texans, and Tony Dungy thinks the preseason should be two weeks long.

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