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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

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

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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

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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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