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Thu, 08/10/2017 - 8:03am

Pro Football Talk Live with Mike Florio

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Thursday, August 10, 2017

6:00 – Good showings by Deshaun Watson and Christian McCaffrey last night. We listen to the players and coaches review their performance. Also, Roger Goodell wants to shorten the preseason.   

6:18 – John Elway invokes “fake news” when shooting down a rumor that his team was trying to trade for A.J. McCarron.

6:35 – Devonta Freeman gets paid and Le’Veon Bell still wants to. Mike breaks down the deal and explains why Le’Veon’s holdout might not work the way he wants.

6:48 – The Chargers and Rams got into a brawl at practice that left one guy with a bloody face.

7:00 – What You Need to Know– We react to the Texans-Panthers game, Martavis Bryant getting reinstated for the preseason, and the Steelers put the pressure on Le’Veon Bell.

7:18 – PFT Live Question of the Day: Who are you most eager to see play this season?

7:35 – Pro Football Talk’s Darin Gantt breaks down what he saw in the Panthers game last night. Christian McCaffrey looked the part, and so did Deshaun Watson.  

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

8:00 – What You Need to Know–  Roger Goodell wants to decrease the preseason and increase the regular season, the league is hiring full time refs, and the Colts still have no idea when Luck will be back.

8:35 – San Francisco 49ers Defensive Lineman Solomon Thomas tells us his reaction to Josh Rosen’s comments about balancing football and class. Also, Thomas tells us who has taken him under their wing.

8:48 – While You Weren’t Working – Brett Favre threw shade at Aaron Rodgers and the Packers recently. He may have patched up some things with the team, but there’s still bad blood there.

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Wed, 08/09/2017 - 8:54am

Pro Football Talk Live with Mike Florio

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Wednesday, August 09, 2017

6:00 – Mike is watching the clock to see if Cris Carter’s prediction about a Zeke Elliott suspension comes true. It’s possible someone at the league office is intentionally delaying the news just to make him wrong.   

6:18 – The Cowboys lost another defensive lineman, which now makes three from that unit. Will there be anyone left to play when Dak and company aren’t on the field?

6:35 – The Titans ownership situation is completely muddled, just when the team is getting good.

6:48 – UCLA QB and future first round draft pick Josh Rosen made comments about being a student athlete that the NCAA probably doesn’t like hearing.  

7:00 – What You Need to Know– Todd Bowles got frustrated with reporters yesterday, Trevor Siemian raised the expectations of his play, and Myles Garrett wants the Browns to dominate, even in preseason.

7:18 – Hard Knocks debuted last night. We react to the best moments and as our Question of the Day: What’s your favorite reality show?

7:35 – Tampa Bay Buccaneers DT Gerald McCoy tells us why he doesn’t mind the attention that Hard Knocks brings, and what would happen if he accidentally hit Jameis Winston in practice.  

7:48 – The Patriots have purchased two airplanes to take the team to and from games. We’ll find out which teams truly have top-notch owners by who follows their example.

8:00 – What You Need to Know– Deshaun Watson will make his NFL debut tonight, the Cowboys have lost another piece of their defense, and the clock is ticking on Cris Carter’s prediction about Ezekiel Elliott.

8:35 – Arizona Cardinals Safety Tyrann Mathieu tells us how things went off the rail for the team last year, how he’s trying to avoid a 4th stint on IR in 5 years, and whether Colin Kaepernick should have a job.

8:48 – While You Weren’t Working – Aaron Rodgers says not playing in the preseason that much didn’t cause the team’s offense to start slowly last year.

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Tue, 08/08/2017 - 8:30am

Pro Football Talk Live with Mike Florio

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Tuesday, August 8, 2017

6:00 – Jay Cutler was introduced in Miami yesterday, and displayed all the Jay Cutler-ness that you’ve come to love. Or hate.

6:18 – We still don’t have any idea when Andrew Luck will ever begin throwing again. The season is five weeks away!

6:35 – Did the NFL leak details of Zeke Elliott’s case to Cris Carter? Mike seems to think the league is following their Deflategate playbook.

6:48 – Johnny Manziel says he wants to get into college coaching if his NFL comeback never happens. What’s he going to tell kids, “Do the opposite of everything I did!”

7:00 – Did the NFL leak details of Zeke Elliott’s case to Cris Carter? Mike seems to think the league is following their Deflategate playbook.

7:18 – Former NFL Quarterback Brady Quinn gives us the info on how to learn Adam Gase’s system, and tells us why Jay Cutler will be able to adjust quickly.

7:35 – We listen to quarterbacks from around the league. Matt Moore says he is still competing for a job, Ron Rivera updates us on Cam’s status, and DeShone Kizer says all the right things in Cleveland.

7:48 – Question of the Day:  Who else should come out of retirement?

8:00 – Did the NFL leak details of Zeke Elliott’s case to Cris Carter? Mike seems to think the league is following their Deflategate playbook. Plus, we still don’t have any idea when Andrew Luck will ever begin throwing again. The season is five weeks away!

8:18 – PFT One Liners – We take an early look at some of the rookies and see where they’re falling on team depth charts.

8:35 – Buffalo Bills General Manager Brandon Beane tells us why the team felt comfortable signing Anquan Boldin, and what fans should expect in year one of the Sean McDermott regime.

8:48 – While You Weren’t Working – Johnny Manziel wants to coach if the NFL comeback never happens, Jay Ajayi returns to practice, Eddie Lacy made his weigh-in goal, and Hard Knocks begins tonight.

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Mon, 08/07/2017 - 8:19am

Pro Football Talk Live with Mike Florio

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Monday, August 7, 2017

6:00 – Jay Cutler is back! We listen to an interview he gave in May and given his answers, we shouldn’t be surprised that he’s returning.

6:18 – Florio didn’t watch the Hall of Fame speeches this year, and he doesn’t even really miss them.

6:35 – Tom Brady was finally asked about his concussion history, and his answers told us plenty about whether or not he had a concussion that he hid from everyone in 2016.

6:48 – Aaron Rodgers defending the success the Packers have had under his tenure. He thinks the team needs to play more playoff games in Lambeau, but the numbers say that might not help much.

7:00 – Jay Cutler has signed with the Dolphins. Mike tells you how it happened and who else the team considered. Question of the Day:  Will Cutler make Miami the same, better, or worse than they would have been?

7:18 – Mike updates some quarterback news around the league, including the struggles of Jimmy Garoppolo and the interesting comments from Tom Brady about his concussion history.

7:35 – PFT One Liners – We take an early look at some of the newly released depth charts and tell you what you should care about.

7:48 – Miami Herald Dolphins Insider Armando Salguero joins us to eat crow after dismissing the idea of Jay Cutler going to Miami. It was worth it.

8:00 – Former Offensive Coordinator & Head Coach Norv Turner tells us what it’s like getting a QB ready in a short period of time, and what went wrong with the Vikings last year.

8:18 – We get your responses to our question of the day.  

8:35 – CSN Chicago Bears Insider John Mullin tells us what Miami is getting in Jay Cutler, and helps us separate fact from fiction when it comes to the kind of teammate Cutler can be. Also, Mullin offers a hopeful message about rookie QB Mitchell Trubisky.

8:48 – While You Weren’t Working – Martavis Bryant was scratched from practice after dressing in full gear because he hasn’t been cleared by the NFL to return. Also, Brock Osweiler will start the team’s first preseason game.

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Fri, 08/04/2017 - 7:28am

Pro Football Talk Live with Mike Florio

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Friday, August 4, 2017

 

6:00 – The Dolphins season is on the brink after Ryan Tannehill goes down with a knee injury. We contemplate possible replacements for Miami.

6:18 – .Jerry Jones spoke about Zeke Elliott during the Hall of Fame game. Jones says there are non-domestic violence issues the league is looking at.

6:35 – Roger Goodell has subtly changed his talking points on Colin Kaepernick now that the Ravens admitted they were considering things other than football when deciding whether to sign him.

6:48 – ESPN blocked us from getting Ed Werder on the show today. Jerks. Also, Eddie Lacy is still fat.

7:00 – What You Need To Know –  Ryan Tannehill goes down in Miami and Jerry Jones expresses confidence that Zeke Elliott will be on the field in week one.

7:18 –Question of the Day: Who would you put into the Hall of Fame?

7:35 – Miami Herald Dolphins Insider Armando Salguero has been all over the Tannehill story. Whether he needs surgery or not, Tannehill isn’t seeing the field any time soon. Armando handicaps the replacement options.

7:48 – We react to the year’s first preseason football game. Rico Geathers looks interesting.

8:00 – Kansas City Chiefs General Manager Brett Veach tells us why they moved up for Patrick Mahomes, and what kinds of touches he expects to see for his key offensive players this season.

8:18 – Ryan Tannehill isn’t going to be back under center any time soon in Miami. Who is the best option to replace him?

8:35 – PFT Translator: Mike tells us what Jerry Jones was saying when he talked about Zeke Elliott during last night’s Hall of Fame game.    

8:48 – Clemson Head Coach Dabo Swinney tells us why we shouldn’t be concerned about Deshaun Watson’s high interception total last year at Clemson.

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Thu, 08/03/2017 - 9:39am

Pro Football Talk Live with Mike Florio

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Thursday, August 3, 2017

6:00 – Ravens ownership is “resisting” singing Colin Kaepernick, although that report is disputed by the team.   

6:18 – . Richard Sherman wasn’t shy about sharing his feelings with USA Today.

6:35 – The Steelers aren’t happy with the NFL for dragging their feet on reinstating Martavis Bryant. Mike explains why they could be delaying the announcement.   

6:48 – Happy 40th birthday, Tom Brady!

7:00 – What You Need To Know –  Ravens ownership is “resisting” singing Colin Kaepernick, although that report is disputed by the team. Richard Sherman wasn’t shy about sharing his feelings with USA Today.

7:18 – Jon Gruden backs off the talk of him returning to coaching. Question of the Day: What would you get Tom Brady for his birthday?

7:35 – Tennessee Titans Running Back DeMarco Murray tells us what it’s like being the media darlings this year, and whether he’d rather fly under the radar.

7:48 – Carolina Panthers Interim GM Marty Hurney tells us how he got the job, what he sees his role as, and how long he’ll stay with the team.  

8:00 – What You Need to Know– The Steelers aren’t happy with the NFL for dragging their feet on reinstating Martavis Bryant. Mike explains why they could be delaying the announcement.

8:18 – NBC’s Al Michaels joins us as he’s set to begin his 32nd year behind the microphone. Al gives us a little scoop on how Tony Romo is preparing for his CBS debut.

8:35 – Pro Football Hall of Famer Tony Dungy shares his hall of fame induction memories and gives his take on Colin Kaepernick.

8:48 – While You Weren’t Working – We get your responses to our question of the day.  

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Wed, 08/02/2017 - 8:57am

Pro Football Talk Live with Mike Florio

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Wednesday, August 2, 2017

NFL6:00 – Cam Newton couldn’t throw yesterday, Andrew Luck is still expected off the PUP list by week one, and Kam Chancellor got paid.

6:18 – Camp fights! Camp fights! Camp fights! New England, Cincy, and Indy duked it out yesterday.  

6:35 – Ray Lewis said a lot of words to and about Colin Kaepernick, but as usual with Ray, they didn’t really make sense.  

6:48 – Roger Goodell has made it clear that outdoor, cold-weather cities have a tough battle to win a Super Bowl bid.

7:00 – What You Need To Know –  Jamal Adams tried to explain his, “die on the field” comments, and players around the league are clearly spooked by the CTE study that came out.

7:18 – Question of the Day: Who are you more concerned about  – Cam or Luck?

7:35 – Pro Football Talk’s Darin Gantt used to cover the Panthers and has their hall of fame vote. He explains whether Cam can truly change his game the way the Panthers have talked about.

7:48 –  Kam Chancellor got paid – do the Seahawks see their window as open for the length of his contract?

8:00 – What You Need to Know– Jamal Adams says the field is his perfect play to die, Roger Goodell denies tanking, and Doug Marrone was caught off guard by Brandon Albert retiring.

8:18 – We get your responses to our question of the day.  

8:35 – CSN New England Patriots Insider Tom Curran reacts to some recent quotes by Jimmy Garoppolo about his future, and speculates whether 19-0 is actually a probably outcome.

8:48 – While You Weren’t Working – Eli Manning got caught dancing on video, James Conner is hurt in Pittsburgh and Jay Ajayi has a concussion.

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Tue, 08/01/2017 - 8:45am

Pro Football Talk Live with Mike Florio

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Tuesday, August 1, 2017

6:00 – Jamal Adams says the field is his perfect play to die, and people are up at arms about it. Even Roger Goodell tried to downplay it. 

6:18 – Ravens players say that want Kaepernick, but Mike thinks the guys that don’t are too afraid to speak up 

6:35 – Jason Garrett admits to trying to talk sense to Zeke Elliott, who is likely not getting suspended this week.

6:48 – The NFL and NFLPA could be taking one step close to allowing marijuana for pain relief.

7:00 – What You Need To Know – Ravens players say that want Kaepernick, but Mike thinks the guys that don’t are too afraid to speak up. Plus, Jason Garrett tries to talk sense to Zeke Elliott and Lance Lynn denies forbidding Rivers and Gates from going to LT’s induction ceremony in Canton.

7:18 – Question of the Day: What is the most memorable short stint in the

7:35 – NBC Sports’ Josh Norris **In Studio** Josh previews some of the incoming rookies in terms of fantasy production their first year in the league.

7:48 – We get your responses to our question of the day.  

8:00 – What You Need to Know– Jamal Adams says the field is his perfect play to die, Roger Goodell denies tanking, and Doug Marrone was caught off guard by Brandon Albert retiring.

8:18 – PFT One Liners – Gareon Conley won’t be indicted for rape, Bruce Arians ripped his own team, Roger Goodell is still going to New England, and a member of the Packers D is tired of criticism.

8:35 – Texas Tech Head Coach Kliff Kingsbury tells us what makes Pat Mahomes special, and why he thinks the Chiefs traded up to get him. He also disagrees that spread QBs will always struggle right away in the NFL.

8:48 – While You Weren’t Working – Frank Gore thought he’d be the final piece to a championship, and Eddie Lacy can make another 55K by making his weight today.

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Mon, 07/31/2017 - 8:39am

Pro Football Talk Live with Mike Florio

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Monday, July 31, 2017

6:00 – Ravens Owner Steve Bischotti seems to be crowdsourcing the decision to sign Colin Kaepernick. We listen to what he has to say and try and predict what will happen.  

6:18 – Mike Tomlin was singing the praises of James Conner recently, and wouldn’t talk about Le’Veon Bell. Mike explains why there could be more to it than just giving prosp to a young player.  

6:35 – Odell Beckham Jr. wants NFL guys to get NBA player money, which is convenient considering he wants a new contract.  

6:48 – NFL Network previewed the Seahawks season, but accidentally used last year’s schedule.

7:00 – Mike Tomlin was singing the praises of James Conner recently, and wouldn’t talk about Le’Veon Bell. Mike explains why there could be more to it than just giving prosp to a young player.

7:18 – Question of the Day: Should the Ravens sign Colin Kaepernick or RG3?

7:35 – Bleacher Report NFL Analyst Chris Simms tells us what he thinks Baltimore will do, why the Lions should pay Matthew Stafford – Chris says he’s the 3rd best QB in the NFL.

7:48 – We get your responses to our question of the day.  

8:00 – What You Need to Know– Florio reacts to what Charean said about Jerry Jones defending Zeke Elliott, and Tamba Hali lets it be known he isn’t happy with his playing time.

8:18 – PFT One Liners – Blake Bortles is already off to a bad start, Mitchell Trubisky can’t handle snaps from center, Vance Joseph doesn’t like his QBs right now and Matt Ryan tries to back away from comments that seemed to criticize Kyle Shanahan.

8:35 – Jacksonville Jaguars Defensive Back A.J. Bouye tells us why he picked Jacksonville over everywhere else, and whether he’s looking forward to guarding DeAndre Hopkins one-on-one next year.

8:48 – While You Weren’t Working – We react to Chris Simms calling Matthew Stafford the 3rd best QB in the NFL, and get our poll results to the question of the day.

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Thu, 07/27/2017 - 8:21am

Pro Football Talk Live with Mike Florio

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Thursday, July 27, 2017

6:00 – Joe Flacco has a balky back, and he’s going to miss some time. Mike explains why this is a much bigger deal than the team is making it out to be.

6:18 – The Vikings are hurtling towards a QB controversy with Sam Bradford and Teddy Bridgewater.  

6:35 – Devonte Booker has a broken wrist, which could open the door for a Jamaal Charles resurgence. Also, the Cowboys are signing Ronnie Hillman, which could be a sign of things to come in the Zeke Elliott investigation.  

6:48 – Julio Jones lost an earring worth more than 100k, and David Irving lost his nipple ring during practice.

7:00 – What You Need to Know– Joe Flacco’s back is hurt, Cardale Jones traded to the Chargers, and Teddy Bridgewater will start the year on the PUP list.

7:18 – Question of the Day: What’s the most embarrassing moment in NFL history?

7:35 – Ravens Radio Analyst Qadry Ismail tells us what he knows about Flacco’s injury, and explains why he doesn’t think the team needs to sign Colin Kaepernick.

7:48 – We read your tweets and comments on our question of the day.  

8:00 – What You Need to Know– Joe Flacco’s back is hurt, Hue Jackson says he’s picking the QB by “feel,” and Lucky Whitehead gets claimed by the Jets.   

8:18 – New England Patriots DE/LB Rob Ninkovich tells us about life under Bill Belichick, and why it isn’t hard for the Patriots to stay motivated despite their success.

8:35 – Altitude Sports Broncos Insider Vic Lombardi tells us who is really making the QB decision for the Broncos, and why John Elway may be the most powerful non-owner in the NFL.

8:48 – While You Weren’t Working – John Mara was very complimentary of Odell Beckham Jr., and Mike thinks he just gave Beckham all of the leverage in their contract negotiations.

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Wed, 07/26/2017 - 7:46am

Pro Football Talk Live with Mike Florio

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Wednesday, July 26, 2017

6:00 – We listen to Jason Garrett and Jerry Jones try to explain away the Cowboys releasing Lucky Whitehead before fully investigating his claim about being innocent of shoplifting.

6:18 – Mike explores whether the NFLPA can do anything about the Lucky Whitehead situation.

6:35 – A new CTE study is out, and Mike explains why he still isn’t ready to call CTE the death knell for football.

6:48 – Duane Brown is holding out from Texans camp. Will it work? Mike explains how he’d go about it if he advised Duane Brown.

7:00 – What You Need to Know– We listen to Jason Garrett and Jerry Jones try to explain away the Cowboys releasing Lucky Whitehead before fully investigating his claim about being innocent of shoplifting.

7:18 – Question of the Day: What is the NFL’s messiest divorce?

7:35 – Former NFL Coach and Offensive Coordinator Kevin Gilbride says he’s never had a player tell him he didn’t do something that was ultimately found innocent. Also, Gilbride explains why Andrew Luck missing training camp is very significant.

7:48 – We read your tweets and comments on our question of the day.  

8:00 – What You Need to Know– Marcus Mariota will be full go for training camp, Carson Wentz is on a pitch count, and Dak Prescott wants to throw the ball down the field more .

8:18 – PFT One Liners – Michael Vick is a coaching intern with Kansas City, Kubiak is back in Denver, Urban Meyer says Greg Schiano turned down two jobs, and Mike McCarthy is trying to stop a manure storage facility being built near his home.

8:35 – Lucky Whitehead’s Agent David Rich takes us through the timeline of events that led to his client being fired. Rich doesn’t believe that Whitehead was cut for any reason other than the team thought he was guilty.

8:48 – We react to our interview with David Rich.

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Tue, 07/25/2017 - 8:02am

Pro Football Talk Live with Mike Florio

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Tuesday, July 25, 2017

6:00 – The Cowboys finally held someone accountable, they just don’t know if he actually committed a crime. Weak move by Dallas, because he isn’t one of their stars that got in trouble.

6:18 – The Raiders still don’t know if their first round draft pick will be charged with and prosecuted for rape.

6:35 – RG3 gets a workout with the Chargers while Kap sits home?! Can we not just admit what’s going on here? 

6:48 – Packers CEO Mark Murphy was awfully chatty when he met with Packers shareholders this week. He basically guaranteed a Super Bowl appearance.

7:00 – Dan Katz, Barstool Sports **In Studio Until 9:00** What You Need to Know– John Elway gets an extension in Denver, and Andrew Luck will start training camp on the PUP list.

7:18 – Question of the Day: Which offseason storyline are you not buying?

7:35 – PFT Draft – Florio and Big Cat draft the players most likely to be voted MVP.

7:48 – We read your tweets and comments on our question of the day. Plus, the Chiefs had a very vague answer when talking about why they changed general managers.

8:00 – What You Need to Know– Lucky Whitehead got cut for possibly shoplifting, RG3 gets a workout, and the Falcons are trying to get a deal with Devonta Freeman.

8:18 – PFT Props – Florio and Big Cat pick some of the best prop of the upcoming NFL season.

8:35 – We react to Mike’s interview with Bruce Arians, and tap dance when the interview gets eaten by the tape monster.

8:48 – While You Weren’t Working – We read more tweets about your reaction to our question of the day. PFT Commenter surprises Big Cat to answer our question of the day.

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Mon, 07/24/2017 - 9:03am

Pro Football Talk Live with Mike Florio

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Monday, July 24, 2017

6:00 – Mike updates the latest news on Zeke Elliott and a possible suspension to start next season.

6:18 –  Antonio Brown is publicly lobbying for Le’Veon Bell to get back to the team ASAP because, as he says, “I need him.” Mike wonders if Brown should have gotten involved.

6:35 –  Is Kirk Cousins paving the way for how players approach free agency? Mike thinks we could see more stars hold off on signing long term deals so they can go year-to-year like Kirk Cousins did before hopefully hitting a big pay day.

6:48 – Richard Sherman ripped Seth Wickersham’s article about the Seahawks locker room to shreds when it came out. Now he’s confirming one of the juiciest parts of it.

7:00 – Dan Katz, Barstool Sports **In Studio Until 9:00** What You Need to Know– Jerry Jones is staunchly defending Zeke Elliott, and Antonio Brown is out stumping for Le’Veon Bell to get a new deal so he can get back to the team.

7:18 – Question of the Day: Why have the Packers underachieved with Aaron Rodgers?

7:35 – PFT Draft – Florio and Big Cat draft the QBs most likely to get benched this coming season.

7:48 – Pro Football Talk’s Charean Williams says Jerry Jones seems like he’s ready to fight if Zeke Elliott ends up getting suspended. That could put him at odds with other owners. Also, we take your feedback and suggestions on our question of the day.

8:00 – What You Need to Know– Florio reacts to what Charean said about Jerry Jones defending Zeke Elliott, and Tamba Hali lets it be known he isn’t happy with his playing time.

8:18 – We listen back to some of Barstool’s interview with Texans DE JJ Watt, and wonder if he’s learned his lesson on “look at me” social media postings.

8:35 – We air a portion of Mike’s interview with Dallas Cowboys QB Dak Prescott, and wonder how he’ll adjust after defensive coordinators have had a whole offseason to study his weaknesses.

8:48 – While You Weren’t Working – Eric Dickerson says people with the Rams have told him they know Jared Goff can’t play. We wonder if Dickerson just likes the power. Also, we update the poll question.

Under Center w Mark Malone 07-10-17

Mon, 07/10/2017 - 7:10pm

Join Mark Malone Under Center on a Monday with the MLB exhibition teeing off! HR Derby tonight and All-Star game Tuesday has Mark asking what is holding back MLB’s star power with Bryce Harper and others commenting on the week ahead. Meanwhile the NBA off-season rears its ugly head in New York, where Marc Berman of the NY Post chronicles the weekend that wasn’t. David Griffin came and went without coming to terms to run the front office. Listen to the Under Center Podcast below:

Under Center w Mark Malone Podcast 06-23-17

Fri, 06/23/2017 - 6:42pm

Join Mark Malone Under Center on a Friday with the NBA Draft in the rearview. Mark paints a picture on why the Boston Celtics held off on Jimmy Butler, because there could be a bigger fish out there. We look ahead to Summer leagues and the 2018 Draft, just a little bit too. Overall, Mark was nonplussed by the evening from the Barclays Center. Today’s podcast guests include Sam Vecenie of Sporting News and Bulls Insider Sean Highkin. Listen to the Under Center Podcast below:

Kurt Helin

Thu, 06/22/2017 - 8:01pm

We’re covering the NBA Draft right here on NBC Sports Radio, and our own Kurt Helin, of NBC Sports Pro Basketball Talk joins Mark to recap his favorite picks of the NBA Draft, and his grade on the Jimmy Butler to Minnesota Timberwolves. Listen to the full interview below:

Mike Haynes

Thu, 06/22/2017 - 8:00pm

Pro Football Hall of Famer and ASU CB Mike Haynes joins Mark Malone as the two remember their former College Coach Frank Kush, who passed away at Age 88 in Phoenix, AZ. The two discuss their time with Coach, how he molded the two of them into Pro Football players and how he molded them into the men they are today. Unfortunate circumstances, but a great day to tell stories about Coach Kush. Listen to the full interview below:

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Thu, 06/22/2017 - 8:18am

Pro Football Talk Live with Mike Florio

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Thursday, June 22, 2017

6:00 – Derek Carr is going to get paid very soon. What does this mean for the QB market at large?

6:18 – David Harris is in New England, which means the Patriots are still loading the cannon for another Super Bowl run next year.  

6:35 –  Devonta Freeman says he was supposed to be the Super Bowl MVP, and that the team didn’t use him enough in the second half of the game. Uh oh, Atlanta. You’ve got a Seahawks problem now.

6:48 – Could Ron Jaworski be the latest name at ESPN to be let go? Sounds like it.  

7:00 – What You Need to Know– Derek Carr is about to get paid, Greg Olsen wants to get paid, and David Harris is gunning for a ring with the Patriots.

7:18 – Question of the Day: What other teams have come into a year with ridiculous expectations like the Patriots?

7:35 – Boston Globe Patriots Writer Ben Volin tells us how the David Harris deal came to be, and whether any Patriots team has had higher expectations going into a season.

7:48 – Would You Rather – Stats asks Florio a series of this-or-that questions based on the headlines of the day.

8:00 – What You Need to Know– Ryan O’Callaghan says the NFL would accept a gay player, Devonta Freeman says he should have been the Super Bowl MVP if Atlanta had used him in the 2nd half, Eli Manning’s fraud trial is delayed, and Dave Gettleman sets high expectations for his team.  

8:18 – We take your feedback and suggestions on our question of the day.

8:35 – With Derek Carr about to get paid, are the Raiders laying a foundation to be the AFC powerhouse when the Patriots’ run ends?

8:48 – While You Weren’t Working – Roger Goodell showed his face in Boston and lived to tell the tale!

Under Center w Mark Malone Podcast 06-21-17

Wed, 06/21/2017 - 7:32pm

Join Mark Malone Under Center on a HUMP Day Wednesday and with less than 24 hours before the NBA Draft, the rumor mill continues to fly. Before getting to our conversation with Oliver Maroney of The Dime Magazine, Mark tries to sort out the top of the NBA draft, and which of the Top 5 teams should be in win now mode. If the Lakers want Paul George they need to deal for him now, meanwhile when will the Boston Celtics finally unload their assets for a star player? Keep it locked on NBC Sports Radio. Listen to the full podcast below:

Xander Schauffele On The US Open, Rookie Season

Wed, 06/21/2017 - 7:30pm

It was great re-connecting with fellow San Diego native Xander Schauffele after first meeting the former Aztec at Torrey Pines in January. Following an impressive T5 finish at the US Open from Erin Hills, Xander tells Mark Malone how his Sunday served as a perfect Father’s Day present. Looking forward to the Travelers Championship this weekend from TPC River Highlands. Listen to the Full Interview below:

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