Pro Football Talk Live with Mike Florio
Summary: Mike Florio talks about the biggest NFL topics with the people who are most passionate about the game: League execs, players, coaches and the journalists who cover pro football.
An already injury-ravaged 49ers offense will now be even more depleted due to COVID-19. Do they have a chance against the Packers tonight? Simms thinks they might. Antonio Brown had his first press conference as a Buc, and claims he's changed. The Browns GM is tired of answering questions about Odell Beckham Jr, but Florio doesn't expect them to stop.
We dive into Week 9 with a round of What's More Likely? Can the Dolphins D shut down Kyler Murray or will Tua have to air it out? TNF Props: Who will be the receiving yds leader in the Packers-Niners game...Davante Adams or the field? Draft: Week 9 Most Important Matchups: Where does Brees vs Brady land?
The biggest news from Tuesday's trade deadline was the deal that didn't happen. Should the Packers have pulled the trigger on a Will Fuller trade? In COVID news, the Ravens defense might be seriously undermanned this Sunday, and Andy Dalton now has another health issue to worry about. In Airing of Grievances, Florio has a plan to fix the trade deadline...eliminate it.
PFT Power Rankings: We take your Twitter questions. Did Florio drop the Ravens too far? Jets GM Joe Douglas gives a vote of confidence for Sam Darnold and Adam Gase. Is there any chance both stick around after this season? PFT Live Draft: Comeback Player of the Year candidates (so far)
The Giants gave the Bucs a scare, but Daniel Jones' roller coaster performance and a controversial non-call doomed New York. Did Florio & Simms think the refs should have picked up the PI flag? More bad injury news as the 49ers learned they'll be without Jimmy Garoppolo and George Kittle for a long time. Is this the last straw for San Francisco's playoff hopes? Packers RB AJ Dillon and Ravens CB Marlon Humphrey have tested positive for COVID-19. And reports emerge that the NFL could consider expanding the playoffs if they have to start canceling games.
I Watched The Film: Florio wants to know...how the heck did the Steelers beat the Ravens? The trade deadline is today. Could the Packers add a weapon for Aaron Rodgers? Could the Cowboys trade Aldon Smith? PFT Live Draft: Week 8 Goats (in a bad way): Mike and Chris don't buy Bill Belichick's excuses for a bad season.
Florio and Simms recap perhaps the best slate of Sunday afternoon games we've had this season. The Steelers frustrated Lamar Jackson (again) to stay perfect. DK Metcalf torched the 49ers. The Bills may have ended the Pats era, while the Dolphins began Tua's with a big defensive effort. Finally, how did the Vikings and Bengals pull off big upsets over the division-leading Packers & Titans?
Florio and Simms hand out Week 8 Superlatives to Dalvin Cook, Patrick Mahomes, Taysom Hill and the Browns offense. The Eagles won and have control of the NFC East, but Chris still doesn't know what the heck Carson Wentz is doing. Then the guys draft the biggest Week 8 Surprises, including Jared Goff's blunders and the Bengals patchwork O-line stepping up. Finally, the guys wonder how big a role Antonio Brown will have when he debuts for the Bucs next week.
Despite some characteristics mistakes, the Falcons held on to a late lead to beat the Panthers. Which NFC South team has a better chance of staying competitive down the stretch? Trevor Lawrence testing positive for COVID-19 highlights some of the difficulties college sports are facing. And would it make sense for him to stay in college for another year? News goes from bad to worse for the Patriots as Julian Edelman is out for a while with a knee injury. And what can we expect from Tua Tagovailoa in his first start?
Florio & Peter King go through all the big games of Week 8, including Steelers-Ravens, 49ers-Seahawks and Saints-Bears. Then they do some Fill In The Blank with Le'Veon Bell, Joe Burrow and Ben DiNucci. Then they draft the players who need to Show Me Something this week. Finally, the guys discuss the upcoming trade deadline and if we should see a flurry of deals before Tuesday.
A couple of bad defenses made some moves Wednesday as the Seahawks traded for longtime Bengals pass rusher Carlos Dunlap and the Cowboys cut a couple veterans. And what should the Packers give up for Texans WR Will Fuller? Baker Mayfield and Kevin Stefanski both say the Browns won't be better off without Odell Beckham Jr. Do Florio & Simms agree with them? Antonio Brown had his first practice with the Bucs Wednesday and Tom Brady is already dodging questions about him.
What's More Likely: Florio & Simms dive into all of Week 8's big matchups TNF Falcons-Panthers: The guys debate Matt Ryan vs Teddy Bridgewater and if Todd Gurley will score an (intentional) TD Draft: Week 8 Most Important Matchups, including Stephon vs Stefon & Le'Veon's revenge game
Are the Cowboys selling off? They traded Everson Griffen to the Lions and Jerry Jones gets salty when asked if the team has a "leadership void." Trade talk: With the deadline approaching, rumors are popping up about Stephon Gilmore, Xavien Howard and Quinnen Williams. Airing of Grievances: The MLB has an issue that the NFL could learn from.
PFT Power Rankings: Mike and Chris debate whether the Chiefs would beat the Steelers and answer your Twitter questions. Trevor Lawrence says it's not a certainty that he will enter the 2021 Draft. Could he pull an Elway/Eli power play? Draft: Contender Achilles Heels - What are the biggest holes on the best teams? Breaking news: The Cowboys will be cutting or trading a couple more players today.
Florio & Simms recap a defensive Monday night win for the Rams over the Bears. Is Chicago's offense fixable? Odell Beckham, Jr. is out for the season. How much does that hurt the Browns offense, if at all? As Antonio Brown prepares to joins the Buccaneers, how long will it take him to get up to speed on the offense?