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Fri, 09/08/2017 - 8:42am

Pro Football Talk Live with Mike Florio

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Friday, September 8, 2017

6:00 – Mike and Stats try and explain the shocking upset by Kansas City last night. The Patriots looked off right from the start, including Tom Brady.

6:18 –  We give some love to Alex Smith, who looked like a totally different QB last night.

6:35 – We preview the Sunday Night Football matchup between the Cowboys and the Giants.

6:48 – Mike updates the latest twist in the Michael Bennett situation with LVPD.

7:00 – What You Need to Know– Mike and Stats try and explain the shocking upset by Kansas City last night. The Patriots looked off right from the start, including Tom Brady.

7:18 –  We give some love to Alex Smith, who looked like a totally different QB last night.

7:35 – Florio runs through some of the biggest games this week and tells you what to watch for.

7:48 – We preview what the Cowboys offense will look like this year, and listen to some of Tony Dungy’s interview with Dak Prescott.

8:00 – Pro Football Hall of Famer and FNIA’s Tony Dungy tries to make sense of what he saw last night, and explain why the Patriots couldn’t do anything against Kansas City in the fourth quarter.

8:18 – There were some big injuries coming out of this game, including Dont’a Hightower, Eric Berry, Danny Amendola, and more.

8:35 – Florio and Stats make their week one picks.

8:48 – While You Weren’t Working – Adrian Peterson still thinks he’s elite, and the NFL suspended Josh Brown 6 more games for domestic violence.

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Thu, 09/07/2017 - 8:38am

Pro Football Talk Live with Mike Florio

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Thursday, September 7, 2017

6:00 – What You Need to Know– Football is back! Mike breaks down tonight’s season opener.

6:18 – Odell Beckham Jr. still isn’t practicing, and Myles Garrett will miss 4-6 weeks with a high ankle sprain.

6:35 – We listen to Michael Bennett talk about his encounter with the Las Vegas police, and wonder if what he’s saying will resonate with people.

6:48 – Craig Carton gets arrested by the FBI, and Ray Lewis could be holding a grudge from the Super Bowl against Colin Kaepernick.

7:00 – What You Need to Know– Football is back! Mike and Chris break down tonight’s season opener.

7:18 – Michael Bennett talked to the media about his encounter with Las Vegas police. Hopefully people start listening to what players and others have been saying about how they’re treated by some police officers.

7:35 – Best Case/Worst Case – Mike and Chris give you the best and worst of what the 2017 season could be for the AFC West.

7:48 – PFT Props – We look at some of the most interesting props available for the upcoming season.

8:00 – What You Need to Know– Football is back! Mike and Chris break down tonight’s season opener.

8:18 – The NFL was quick to support Michael Bennett after his allegations against two LVPD officers. Where does the league go from here?

8:35 – **Official PFT Live 2017 Season Picks ** Mike and Chris make their predictions for the coming season.

8:48 – While You Weren’t Working – Larry Fitzgerald tells defenders to hit him high rather than down low. Also, Chris and Mike make their score predictions for tonight’s game.

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Wed, 09/06/2017 - 8:20am

Pro Football Talk Live with Mike Florio

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Wednesday, September 6, 2017

6:00 – A lot happened with Zeke Elliott’s case, and Mike is the perfect guy to break it all down. There are now two judges involved in this thing, and we’ve got miles to go before we know for sure how things will end up.

6:18 – The NFL is debating what to do with the Dolphins/Bucs game this week now that it won’t be played in Miami on Sunday. Florio lays out the options.

6:35 – Ray Lewis said more dumb things about Colin Kaepernick.   

6:48 – We recap the final season of Hard Knocks.

7:00 – What You Need to Know– Zeke Elliott’s case takes another legal turn, and the NFL is debating what to do with Miami and Tampa Bay because of an incoming hurricane.

7:18 – Question of the Day– Who will be Defensive Player of the Year?

7:35 – Best Case/Worst Case – Mike and Chris give you the best and worst of what the 2017 season could be for the AFC West.

7:48 – PFT Props – We look at some of the most interesting props available for the upcoming season.

8:00 – What You Need to Know– Zeke Elliott’s case takes another legal turn, and the NFL is debating what to do with Miami and Tampa Bay because of an incoming hurricane.

8:18 – We get your thoughts on our question of the day: Who wins the DPoY?

8:35 – Denver Broncos LB Von Miller tells us why Trevor Siemian looks 10 times better this year, and how tough it was to watch Texas A&M gack up a huge lead last weekend.

8:48 – While You Weren’t Working – The Red Sox were trying to steal signs from the Yankees and other teams with an Apple Watch.

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Tue, 09/05/2017 - 8:17am

Pro Football Talk Live with Mike Florio

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Tuesday, September 5, 2017

6:00 – Mike explains the three ways in which Zeke Elliott could be on the field in week one, and explains why the whole process is a joke.

6:18 – TJ Ward is mad at the Broncos for how they cut him, and the Raiders are putting the squeeze on their longest tenured player. 

6:35 –  Chris Ballard finally admitted that Andrew Luck won’t play week one. The Colts have been stacking horrible decisions on top of each other lately, and the handling of Luck’s injured shoulder is at the top of the list.

6:48 – The NFL is keeping the Texans Jags game at home this week, but they may have to move the Bucs and Dolphins.

7:00 – What You Need To Know- Mike and Chris explain and react to everything that happened in the Zeke Elliott case, and Mike tell us the timeline on when we should know if he’s playing.

7:18 – Mike updates the injury status of Andrew Luck, Cam Newton, Odell Beckham Jr., Brandon Marshall and more.

7:35 – PFT Draft – Mike and Chris draft their picks to win the 2017 NFL MVP.

7:48 – We get Chris’s reaction to a crazy first weekend of college football, including whether Sam Darnold hurt his draft stock with a bad first week.

8:00 – What You Need to Know– We should know a lot more about Zeke Elliott soon, Odell Beckham Jr.’s status is up in the air, and Aaron Donald doesn’t seem like he’ll be playing any time soon.

8:18 – We get your thoughts on our question of the day: Who wins the MVP?

8:35 – Patriots Tight End Rob Gronkowski tells us whether he values his second Super Bowl ring less because he wasn’t on the field to earn it, and makes a joke about head trauma from football.

8:48 – While You Weren’t Working – We react to Gronk trying to make a joke about head trauma. Gronk Being Gronk buys you a lot of leeway from critics.

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Fri, 09/01/2017 - 7:38am

Pro Football Talk Live with Mike Florio

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Friday, September 1, 2017

6:00 – Zeke Elliott has filed a lawsuit that aims to block the suspension issues to him earlier by the NFL. Mike explains why they filed the lawsuit before his appeal is even over.

6:18 – What does all the Zeke Elliott news mean for his week one football future?

6:35 – While we don’t yet know the NFL’s side of things, if what Zeke and the NFLPA is true, who gets fired? Could it go all the way up to Roger Goodell?

6:48 – The Texans were giving out contracts yesterday like Oprah gives away cars. Why? Mike explains.

7:00 – Andrew Lucks status is still up in the air. Jim Irsay spoke about it yesterday, but didn’t exactly clear things up.

7:18 – Martavis Bryant of the Steelers is still waiting to be  

7:35 – Pro Football Talk’s Darin Gantt tells us what we all kind of know: The league stinks at investigations. Why would you trust anything the league gave you if you were a player?

7:48 – Outside the Lines accused the NFL of trying to control concussion research instead of funding actual impactful studies which may reveal facts that damage the league. The NFL pushed back – hard.

8:00 – Mike and Ross Tucker are arguing on Twitter about whether or not we can judge the Zeke Elliott case without reading the full report.

8:18 – DeAndre Hopkins got a great deal yesterday, and Jim Irsay shed some light on Andrew Luck’s status.  

8:35 – The Bears foolishly exposed their future franchise QB to hits yesterday, and Roger Goodell keeps talking about shortening the preseason.

8:48 – What does all the Zeke Elliott news mean for his week one football future?

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Thu, 08/31/2017 - 8:35am

Pro Football Talk Live with Mike Florio

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Thursday, August 31, 2017

6:00 – Vontaze Burfict’s suspension gets reduced and Joe Haden joins the Steelers.

6:18 – The Texans return home after their final preseason game was cancelled. We update JJ Watt’s charity efforts.

6:35 – Johnny Manziel is trying to return to pro football – in the CFL. Keep an eye on this one.

6:48 – Fox is going to go to six second commercials during football games. Mike is eager to see how it works. Plus, it looks like both teams are losing the Battle for LA.

7:00 – What You Need to Know– The Texans return home after their final preseason game was cancelled, Vontaze Burfict’s suspension gets reduced and Joe Haden joins the Steelers.

7:18 – Le’Veon Bell made a rap where he said he wants 17 million dollars a year. That’s not going to happen.

7:35 – Best Case/Worst Case Scenario – Mike and Chris paint the best and worst picture of what could happen this year in the AFC South.  

7:48 – Chris gives us a preview of some of the big name college quarterbacks playing tonight. Oh, and Notre Dame.

8:00 – What You Need to Know– The Texans return home after their final preseason game was cancelled, Vontaze Burfict’s suspension gets reduced and Joe Haden joins the Steelers.

8:18 – We get your reaction to our question of the day: Who wins the AFC South?

8:35 – Pro Football Hall of Famer Kurt Warner tells us how the Cardinals will bounce back, and which rookie QB he likes this year.

8:48 – While You Weren’t Working –  Chris explains why Odell Beckham dancing with his teammates doesn’t mean he can play football. Plus, Florio explains why he didn’t like Albert Breer’s column on Colin Kaepernick.

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Wed, 08/30/2017 - 8:13am

Pro Football Talk Live with Mike Florio

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Wednesday, August 30, 2017

6:00 – Mike explains how the Zeke Elliott appeal will work, and how it is possible he gets to play while the decision winds up in court.

6:18 – Mike has the full details of the Matthew Stafford contract.

6:35 – Who will be the next QB to get paid?  Will any non-QB get QB money? Should I type QB one more time? Mike has the answers. Except on that last one.  

6:48 – Several Texans players are stuck in Houston because of the flooding.

7:00 – What You Need to Know–  Mike breaks down the Zeke Elliott appeal process, Dak is confident in the offense without him, and the Cowboys can’t get their Jaylon Smith story straight.

7:18 – Matt Stafford got paid, so who is next?   

7:35 – NFL Senior VP of Officiating Alberto Riveron tells us why Vontaze Burfict is being suspended, how the replay process will work, and whether being on the field as an official will help in his new position.

7:48 – PFT Rumor Mill: TJ Ward, Matt Forte, Joe Haden, and Brock Osweiler are all on the trade block. 

8:00 – What You Need to Know– Mike breaks down the Zeke Elliott appeal process, Ron Rivera says we’ll have to see how Cam does in week one, and Joe Flacco has resumed throwing.

8:18 – NBC Sports Fantasy Analyst Josh Norris **In Studio** Josh tells us how to treat good players on bad teams, how he ranks rookie RBs, and who benefits from the Julian Edelman injury.

8:35 – Cleveland Browns Head Coach Hue Jackson tells us how he knew that DeShone Kizer was the right man to start for the Browns.

8:48 – While You Weren’t Working –  It’s the one year anniversary of the Teddy Bridgewater injury, and the reports are that he’s slowly and surely coming back.

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Tue, 08/29/2017 - 7:50am

Pro Football Talk Live with Mike Florio

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Tuesday, August 29, 2017

6:00 – Matthew Stafford cashes in, and Mike wonders how much of an actual commitment the Lions have made to their quarterback.

6:18 –  Mike has doubts that the Vontaze Burfict hit was even illegal in the first place.

6:35 – The Zeke Elliott appeal is going to get a lot worse before it gets better. He’ll likely end up back in court.

6:48 – We track the charity efforts going on to help the city of Houston in light of the flooding.

7:00 – What You Need to Know– Matthew Stafford gets a big new QB deal, and the Zeke Elliott appeal is going to end up in court, just like Tom Brady’s did.

7:18 –  Question of the Day: Who wins the NFC West?

7:35 – Houston Chronicle Texans Insider John McClain tells us how bad the flooding has gotten in Houston, why they should cancel the Texans’ last preseason game, and why the regular season opener should not be cancelled.

7:48 –  PFT Props- We look at some hypothetical props based on the headlines of the day.

8:00 – What You Need to Know– Matthew Stafford gets a big new QB deal, and the Zeke Elliott appeal is going to end up in court, just like Tom Brady’s did.

8:18 – Florio, Chris Simms, and Stats debate whether the one year contract extension John Harbaugh signed gets him off the hot seat.

8:35 – Best Case/Worst Case Scenario – Mike and Chris look at the best and worst of the NFC West going into this year.

8:48 – While You Weren’t Working – Doug Marrone says Blake Bortles looks the best he’s ever seen him. That’s convenient. Plus, the Broncos need a backup QB with Paxton Lynch down for a couple of weeks.

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Mon, 08/28/2017 - 8:41am

Pro Football Talk Live with Mike Florio

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Monday, August 28, 2017

6:00 – Vontaze Burfict is appealing a suspension of five games for an illegal hit. When does Marvin Lewis have to reign him in?    

6:18 – Jay Gruden says he has no issue with Kirk Cousins trying to make a tackle after an INT. Mike explains why that’s a dumb thing for a head coach to say to his quarterback.   

6:35 – We examine the biggest injuries from week 3 of the preseason.   

6:48 – Fox is hiring Michael Vick to be a studio analyst. Why? We have no idea.  

7:00 – What You Need to Know– Vontaze Burfict is appealing a five game suspension for an illegal hit, and Julian Edelman is done for the year.

7:18 – We check in on rookies DeShone Kizer, Mitchell Trubisky, and Kareem Hunt.

7:35 – Best Case/Worst Case Scenario – Mike and Chris look at the best and worst of the NFC North going into this year.

7:48 – The Patriots have cut Kony Ealy just months after trading for him. Stats is upset that New England never gets criticized when they screw something up.

8:00 – What You Need to Know– Vontaze Burfict is appealing a five game suspension for an illegal hit, Julian Edelman is done for the year, and the Browns have a new starting QB – again.

8:18 – CSN New England Patriots Insider Tom Curran tells us how the Pats will adjust with Julian Edelman and why Kony Ealy didn’t work out like everyone thought.

8:35 – Dallas Cowboys Quarterback Dak Prescott tells us how he leads his teammates in year two, and how he can avoid a sophomore slump.

8:48 – While You Weren’t Working – We update our poll question and listen to a salty John Harbaugh not want to answer questions about when his starting QB will get back to practice.

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Mon, 08/28/2017 - 1:01am

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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.

 

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