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Fri, 08/25/2017 - 6:54am

Pro Football Talk Live with Mike Florio

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Friday, August 25, 2017

6:00 – Florio breaks down the quarterback performances we saw on Thursday night, including Cam Newton, Chad Henne and Blake Bortles.

6:18 – Jay Cutler and Carson Wentz looked good last night. We hear from the QBs and coaches.

6:35 – Jags owner Shad Khan says he’d support signing Colin Kaepernick if his football people also supported it. You’re the owner, dude! We also look at arguments from players in support of and against signing Kaepernick.

6:48 –  The NFL released a press release about how much money the draft made for Philadelphia. Mike explains why it’s complete bull.

7:00 – We run through the games this weekend and point out the most important storyline.

7:18 – Florio explains why Cyrus Mehri running for head of the NFLPA might be about more than you think – and could be trouble for DeMaurice Smith.

7:35 – Florio is ordering the Mayweather fight this weekend, knowing it’s going to be terrible.   

7:48 – Odell Beckham is heading to Arizona for special treatment on his injured ankle. Given the nature of the treatment, Mike thinks the injury is more serious than a simple sprained ankle.

8:00 – Florio breaks down the quarterback performances we saw on Thursday night, including Cam Newton, Carson Wentz, Chad Henne and Blake Bortles.

8:18 – WTHR Colts Insider Bob Kravitz tells us why the Colts are headed toward a complete disaster in 2017. What does Chuck Pagano need to keep his job in 2018? “Divine intervention.”

8:35 – Dallas Cowboys Quarterback Dak Prescott tells us why any talk of a sophomore slump only makes his stronger.

8:48 – Mike explains why he hates camping, and why Shad Khan is full of it on Colin Kaepernick.

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Thu, 08/24/2017 - 8:45am

Pro Football Talk Live with Mike Florio

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Thursday, August 24, 2017

6:00 – The Browns were full of it on Brock Osweiler – they were shopping him all along. We also listen to Hue Jackson explain why Kizer is ready to start the next game.

6:18 – Mitchell Trubisky and Chad Henne could be ending QB era is their respective cities.

6:35 – It’s nice to see Le’Veon Bell finally getting some support in Pittsburgh, but only from the players.

6:48 –  There was a Colin Kaepernick rally outside the NFL offices. Mike says it could put some pressure on the league office to help Kaepernick get signed.

7:00 – What You Need to Know–  The Browns were full of it on Brock Osweiler, and Cam Newton and Carolina take on the Jags with Chad Henne at QB.

7:18 – Question of the Day: Who will win the NFC South?

7:35 – We debate who is under the most pressure in 2017.

7:48 – There was a Colin Kaepernick rally outside the NFL offices. Mike says it could put some pressure on the league office to help Kaepernick get signed.

8:00 – What You Need To Know – Cam Newton will make his 2017 debut tonight, Chad Henne could be ending the Blake Bortles era, and Mitchell Trubisky is getting time with the ones.   

8:18 – ESPN Cleveland’s Tony Grossi tells us what the Browns were thinking with their quarterbacks, and what Brock Osweiler’s future is with the team.

8:35 – Best Case/Worst Case – Mike and Chris paint the best and worse scenarios for each team in the NFC South.  

8:48 – While You Weren’t Working – We check in on our poll results and look at one thing to watch in the games this weekend.

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Wed, 08/23/2017 - 8:03am

Pro Football Talk Live with Mike Florio

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Wednesday, August 23, 2017

6:00 – The Giants offered little on the health of Odell Beckham Jr. and Brandon Marshall, but there’s a report that OBJ could miss week one.

6:18 – Le’Veon Bell tweeted out that he’ll return on September 1st, which makes many in Pittsburgh very happy.

6:35 – DeMaurice Smith will have a new challenger to lead the NFLPA.

6:48 – College football is taking measures to speed up their games, which is right move.

7:00 – What You Need to Know– Odell Beckham Jr. may miss week one, no one has any idea when Andrew Luck will be back, and O’Brien picks Tom Savage in Houston.

7:18 – Question of the Day: How many yards will Le’Veon Bell rush for this year?

7:35 – Some in Jacksonville aren’t happy about the physical training camp they’re running this year. Will Marrone lost the locker room?

7:48 – PFT Props – We look at some interesting props for the coming NFL season.

8:00 – The MMQB.com’s Peter King tells us what he thinks will happen with Odell Beckham Jr. and Andrew Luck, as well as some impressions from the camps he’s been visiting.

8:18 – SNY Giants Insider Ralph Vacchiano tells us how serious Odell Beckham Jr.’s ankle is hurt, and whether the Giants fear he could miss multiple games.

8:35 – Denver Broncos Head Coach Vance Joseph tells us who and what went into naming Trevor Siemian the starting quarterback.

8:48 – While You Weren’t Working – The Browns have named a starting quarterback…for their third preseason game.  Still, unless Kizer lays an egg, he’ll be the guy in Cleveland.

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Tue, 08/22/2017 - 8:14am

Pro Football Talk Live with Mike Florio

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Tuesday, August 22, 2017

6:00 – Odell Beckham Jr. may have avoided serious injury last night against the Browns. We listen to Odell Beckham and Ben McAdoo’s thoughts after the game.

6:18 – The Browns had 12 players protest during the national anthem last night. Because of Kaepernick’s example last year and Charlottesville, this isn’t going away any time soon.

6:35 – Hue Jackson says he’s going to name a QB on Wednesday, but Mike thinks he already knows who he’s going to go with.   

6:48 – Eric Dickerson is back on television, now an analyst for Fox Sports.

7:00 – What You Need to Know– Odell Beckham Jr. may have avoided serious injury last night against the Browns, and Cleveland will be announcing their starting quarterback soon.

7:18 – Question of the Day: Who will win the AFC North?

7:35 – We draft the non-QBs that would be the hardest to replace after a season-ending injury.

7:48 – With the retirement of Anquan Boldin, we wonder: Is he a hall of famer?

8:00 – What You Need to Know– Odell Beckham Jr. gets hurt against Cleveland, Brock Osweiler could end up starting, and the Broncos have named a starting quarterback.

8:18 – We get your thoughts on our questions of the day.

8:35 – Best Case/Worst Case- We look at the best and worst possible outcomes of the AFC North teams.

8:48 – While You Weren’t Working – Matt Stafford may not discuss his contract during the year, which means he could be following the Kirk Cousins model to eventually hit the open market.

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Mon, 08/21/2017 - 8:33am

Pro Football Talk Live with Mike Florio

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Monday, August 21, 2017

6:00 – Anquan Boldin is retiring, and the Bills’ offense could be in a tight spot without Watkins and now Boldin.

6:18 – Protests are happening around the NFL, even if people are tired of hearing about them. We listen to Derek Carr explain why he was a part of one.   

6:35 – The Steelers expect Le’Veon Bell to come back to the team after their third preseason game.   

6:48 – There’s an eclipse today! Nick Saban doesn’t care, apparently.

7:00 – What You Need to Know– The Broncos are close to naming a starting QB, Anquan Boldin retired, and the Cowboys have serious issues at their backup QB spot.

7:18 – Question of the Day: Who will win the NFC East?

7:35 – We draft which teams most need an upgrade at the backup QB spot.

7:48 – We check in on the best rookie performances from the weekend.

8:00 – What You Need to Know– The Broncos are close to naming a starting QB, Anquan Boldin retired, and Roger Goodell is close to a new contract.

8:18 – Fort Worth Star Telegram Cowboys Insider Clarence Hill tells us what the Cowboys are thinking when it comes to their backup quarterback, and what the team is doing after the Zeke Elliott suspension.

8:35 – Best Case/Worst Case- We look at the best and worst possible outcomes of the Cowboys season.  

8:48 – While You Weren’t Working – We recap our poll question and preview the Browns and Giants tonight.

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Fri, 08/18/2017 - 8:03am

Pro Football Talk Live with Mike Florio

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Friday, August 18, 2017

6:00 –  We recap the preseason action last night, including the possible end of Blake Bortles in Jacksonville, and more struggles from Ryan Mallett.

6:18 – The Steelers are now using Art Rooney to pressure Le’Veon Bell into ending his holdout.

6:35 – DeMaurice Smith says a work stoppage of some kind in likely in four years when the CBA expires. Mike wonders if the days of a strike being viable are over.

6:48 – Malcolm Jenkins was joined in an anthem protest by Chris Long before the Eagles’ preseason game.

7:00 – What You Need To Know: We recap the preseason action last night, including the possible end of Blake Bortles in Jacksonville, and more struggles from Ryan Mallett.

7:18 – Question of the Day: Who should be the Jaguars week one starter?

7:35 – We preview the preseason games that will be played this weekend.

7:48 – NBC Sports Fantasy Analyst Josh Norris **In Studio** Josh tells us when you should draft Ezekiel Elliott, where Cutler falls among quarterbacks, and how Bortles’ terrible play impacts Jacksonville’s wide receivers.

8:00 – What You Need To Know:  We recap the preseason action last night, including the possible end of Blake Bortles in Jacksonville, and more struggles from Ryan Mallett.

8:18 – PFT Live Co-Host Chris Simms recaps all of the QB performances from last night’s preseason games.

8:35 – Former NFL General Manager Scot McCloughan explains how a GM has to prepare for quarterback struggles, and whether he would try to acquire Alex Smith or Kirk Cousins if he was the GM for a QB needy team.

8:48 – While You Weren’t Working –  We check in on our poll results to see that Colin Kaepernick edged out Tim Tebow for who should be the Jags’ week one starter.

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Thu, 08/17/2017 - 8:26am

Pro Football Talk Live with Mike Florio

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Thursday, August 17, 2017

6:00 – Mike explains all of the issues surround Zeke Elliott’s appeal. Nothing about the process seems like it is designed to get a fair outcome.

6:18 –  Florio says the NFL should get out of the discipline business for off-field actions if they can’t run the process properly and fairly.   

6:35 – Steelers GM Kevin Colbert is still talking about Le’Veon Bell not being under contract. Mike wonders if one day the team will just get frustrated with him and pull the franchise tender.

6:48 – Michael Bennett says white players joining his protest would really help the cause.

7:00 – What You Need To Know: Mike explains all of the issues surround Zeke Elliott’s appeal. Nothing about the process seems like it is designed to get a fair outcome.

7:18 – Question of the Day: Who should the Browns start at QB?

7:35 – UCLA Head Coach Jim Mora explains why he likes draft night so much, his advice to Josh Rosen, and whether he sees the Rams and Chargers as competition.

7:48 – We react to our interview with Jim Mora.

8:00 – What You Need To Know: NFLPA Executive Committee Member Lorenzo Alexander gives us the union’s reaction to the critical statement the NFL put out yesterday.

8:18 – PFT One Liners: Eli Manning wants to play until he’s 40, Bill Belichick throws shade at the Jets, Bill O’Brien likes his QBs, and Brock Osweiler will start the next preseason game for Cleveland.

8:35 – Los Angeles Rams General Manager Les Snead tells us why now is the worst time acquire Sammy Watkins, how the team will try and ease the transition, and where things stand with holdout Aaron Donald.

8:48 – While You Weren’t Working – Mitchell Trubisky isn’t buying into the hype surrounding his preseason debut, and we update our poll results about the Browns QBs.

Can South Carolina and Will Muschamp Flourish in Demanding SEC?

Wed, 08/16/2017 - 10:10am

Nothing’s ever easy in the SEC, and Will Muschamp knows this better than most. He played at Georgia and has coached at four other SEC schools, including his current gig at South Carolina. Will joined Newy to talk about his team’s prospects this year, the culture of the SEC and coaching under Nick Saban.

 

The Legendary Voice of CBS Verne Lundquist

Wed, 08/16/2017 - 10:08am

There are few who’ve blessed the mic better than Verne Lundquist, the long-time voice of CBS Sports and one-time Voice of the Dallas Cowboys. Verne’s always generous with his time and joined Newy live from AAC Media Days in Newport to talk about emceeing that event, his thoughts on one and dones in college hoops, athletes getting paid and his days with the Cowboys.

 

American Athletic Commissioner Mike Alesco

Wed, 08/16/2017 - 10:06am

There’s no other conference in America more underrated than the AAC, and it’s not even close. With seven schools going to bowl games last season, they’re a league to be reckoned with. Commissioner Mike Alesco joined Newy to talk about why they’ve been successful, the coaches who’ve come through there and their ongoing Media Days in Newport.

 

Texas Tech HC Kliff Kingsbury On Taking That Next Step

Wed, 08/16/2017 - 10:04am

The Red Raiders of Texas Tech consistently fight an uphill battle against teams like Texas, Oklahoma, TCU and others in the Big 12, but that doesn’t keep head coach Kliff Kingsbury from making it one of the most exciting programs in the nation to watch. He jumped on with Newy to talk about losing Pat Mahomes, his job security and having played alongside Tom Brady.

 

Kansas State QB Jesse Ertz Does It Through the Air and on the Ground

Wed, 08/16/2017 - 10:02am

Only five QBs in the nation ran for more yards than Kansas State’s Jesse Ertz last season, with Jesse accounting for 21 total TDs for the Wildcats. He joined Newy to talk about the Big 12 getting a title game again, playing a brutal schedule and having a gay teammate.

 

TCU QB Kenny Hill Live From The Star in Dallas

Wed, 08/16/2017 - 10:00am

Big 12 Media Day is kicking off in Jerry Jones’ newest creation, The Star, in Frisco. We were joined by TCU quarterback Kenny Hill, who raved about the facility while also talking about his Frogs rebounding from a down year and hanging with Johnny Manziel in the offseason.

Duke QB Daniel Jones Looks To Put Blue Devils On The Map

Wed, 08/16/2017 - 9:56am

Daniel Jones was a revelation at the QB position for Duke last season as a freshman. This season, he’ll come into the year expected to lift the Devils into the upper echelon of the ACC. He joined Newy to talk about playing QB at a basketball school and how far this team can go during his tenure.

 

N.C State HC Dave Doeren Looks For Fourth Straight Winning Season

Wed, 08/16/2017 - 9:55am

The Wolfpack of N.C. State doesn’t get much pub most seasons, but they’re coming off a third straight winning season, an impressive bowl win over the SEC and return two potential All-Americans in Bradley Chubb and Jaylen Samuels. Head coach Dave Doeren talks to Newy about his team’s prospects in ’18.

 

FSU’s Heisman Trophy Candidate Deondre Francios

Wed, 08/16/2017 - 9:53am

Florida State QB Deondre Francios is one of the nation’s best player, and was last year’s ACC Rookie of the Year. But he’ll be tested early this season, with Week 1 being against preseason #1 Alabama. But Deondre’s more excited than fearful. He came on with Newy to talk about the upcoming season, playing the Tide and the resurgence of the ACC.

 

FSU’s Derwin James Voted NCAA’s Preseason #1 Player

Wed, 08/16/2017 - 9:49am

Despite playing just 2 games last season, 6-foot-3, 210-pound sophomore safety Derwin James of Florida State was voted by Sports Illustrated as the nation’s top player coming into the 2017 season. Derwin joined Newy to talk about the expectations, playing Alabama in Week 1 and the challenges of what’s become a dominant ACC.

 

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Tue, 08/15/2017 - 8:36am

Pro Football Talk Live with Mike Florio

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Tuesday, August 15, 2017

6:00 – The Zeke Elliott suspension is just the beginning of what could be a very long and ugly process.   

6:18 – Robeto Aguayo is speaking to the media and he’s pretty confident for a guy that was terrible in Tampa Bay.  

6:35 – Roger Goodell spoke at a fan forum in Arizona and defended anthem protests, which rang hollow for Mike.   

6:48 –  The Chargers are giving away free team tattoos. Who would want one that badly?

7:00 – What You Need To Know: The Zeke Elliott suspension is just the beginning of what could be a very long and ugly process.

7:18 – Question of the Day: Who is the most polarizing person in NFL history?

7:35 – Roger Goodell spoke at a fan forum in Arizona and defended anthem protests, which rang hollow for Mike.

7:48 – PFT One Liners – James Harrison was just publicly benched in Pittsburgh, and we update injuries around the league.

8:00 – Buffalo Bills General Manager Billy Beane tells us why he gets annoyed when people accuse the Bills of tanking after trading Sammy Watkins.  

8:18 – We look at some of your responses to the question of the day about the most polarizing players.

8:35 – Minnesota Vikings General Manager Rick Spielman tells us how Dalvin Cook looks, and explains why there isn’t a QB controversy in Minnesota.

8:48 – While You Weren’t Working – We react to Odell Beckham Jr.’s latest one-handed catch, and listen to Tom Brady try and lower the crazy expectations of the Patriots.

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Mon, 08/14/2017 - 8:31am

Pro Football Talk Live with Mike Florio

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Monday, August 14, 2017

6:00 – Mike breaks down the latest with Zeke Elliott’s suspension, including how the appeal works and how long things will take.   

6:18 –  Michael Bennett and Marshawn Lynch sat during the national anthem. Will they face any consequences like Colin Kaepernick has faced?

6:35 – We look at the big trades that took place Friday. Why are Bills fans so angry? They got a decent WR and are loaded with draft picks!

6:48 – John Fox is citing Tim Tebow when talking about Mitchell Trubisky to try and lower expectations, and Roberto Aguayo was cut by the Bucs.

7:00 – Mike breaks down the latest with Zeke Elliott’s suspension, including how the appeal works and how long things will take.   

7:18 – Michael Bennett and Marshawn Lynch sat during the national anthem. Will they face any consequences like Colin Kaepernick has faced?

7:35 – Miami Dolphins Head Coach Adam Gase says criticism of the team’s handling of Ryan Tannehill is, “dumb.” He explains why they didn’t do surgery the first time, and how they’re getting Jay Cutler up to speed.

7:48 – Question of the Day: Who gained the most after Friday’s big trades?

8:00 – What You Need to Know– Zeke Elliott is suspended for six games, and we look at the reaction of teammates and Jerry and Stephen Jones. Also, Marshawn Lynch and Michael Bennett sat for the national anthem.  

8:18 – We look at the key takeaways after one week of the preseason, including Pat Mahomes becoming the backup in Kansas City, Roberto Aguayo getting cut, and more.

8:35 – Philadelphia Eagles Executive Vice President of Football Operations Howie Roseman tells us how the trade came together, and why they felt comfortable making the move.

8:48 – While You Weren’t Working – We react to Adam Gase calling critics of the team’s handling of Ryan Tannehill, “dumb,” and recap the news of Jordan Matthews’ injury in Buffalo.

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Fri, 08/11/2017 - 8:11am

Pro Football Talk Live with Mike Florio

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Friday, August 11, 2017

6:00 – Mitchell Trubisky and DeShone Kizer looked very good last night, while Ryan Mallett, Brock Osweiler, and the Broncos QBs did not.

6:18 – It seems like a matter of when and not if that Zeke Elliott is going to be suspended. Mike tells you what he’s hearing from his sources around the league.

6:35 – Jimmy Garoppolo restored his reputation a bit with a good performance last night, and the Jaguars are grumbling behind the scenes about the physicality of training camp under Doug Marrone.

6:48 – Mike Tomlin isn’t comfortable with Le’Veon Bell not being signed. Mike has a simply solution: Offer the guy more money so he signs!

7:00 – We look ahead to tonight’s preseason games, and give you something to watch for from each one.

7:18 – We check Twitter for classic overreaction from last night’s games.

7:35 – What You Need To Know- Mitchell Trubisky and DeShone Kizer looked very good last night, while Ryan Mallett, Brock Osweiler, and the Broncos QBs did not.

7:48 – PFT One Liners- We look at some of the lesser stories around the league.

8:00 – What You Need to Know–  Jimmy Garoppolo looked good again last night, Carson Wentz didn’t throw an incompletion, and the Vikings offense looked sluggish against Buffalo.

8:35 – Carolina Panther Tight End Greg Olsen tells us how the team is trying to use last season as a positive this year, and whether he’s knowingly hidden a concussion to stay on the field.

8:48 – While You Weren’t Working – Mike recaps the biggest news from last night’s preseason games, previews tonight’s games, and says teams are trying to convince Calvin Johnson to end his retirement.

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