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.
The Saints became the latest team to come back on the Chargers, who might be the AFC's Falcons. What didn't Simms like about LA's strategy Monday night? Stephen Jones called Dak Prescott "the face of our franchise." Will Dallas finally commit to him long-term even after his injury? Falcons owner Arthur Blank spoke about firing Dan Quinn and Thomas Dimitroff, and he left the door open for moving on from Matt Ryan too. Could Falcons ditch him for Trevor Lawrence?
Florio and Simms give some takeaways after they rewatched two AFC upsets in Raiders-Chiefs and Browns-Colts. What different approach did the Vegas D take? We reveal the PFT Bingo card. The guys look at some Statistical Oddities from Week 5. The Rams are 4-1, but does it count if all their wins are against the NFC East? Draft: Week 5 Goats (in a bad way) - Mike and Chris have a gripe with Brady's latest meme
Florio & Simms unpack a bittersweet Week 5 Sunday with some great games but a brutal injury for Dak Prescott. What does this mean for Dak's future with Dallas, and can the Cowboys still compete this year? The Seahawks dodged an upset thanks to some late-game Russell Wilson heroics, but the Chiefs did not as they fell to Derek Carr's deep passing. The Falcons have fired Dan Quinn and GM Thomas Dimitroff. Will Julio Jones be on the trading block next?
Mike and Chris hand out superlatives, including admiration for Alex Smith's improbable comeback and Chase Claypool breaking out the way Simms predicted he would. Then they look at the schedule changes that the NFL is making due to COVID-19, and if a Week 18 is on the table for the league. Finally, the guys draft the biggest Sunday Surprises from Week 5.
Nick Foles led the Bears to a big wi, but the story aftenr the game was how Tom Brady lost track of what down it was. Peter King joins Florio to recap Thursday night's game and look at how COVID-19 is reshaping the Week 5 schedule.
Peter King and Florio hit all the big matchups in Week 5. The Eagles and Steelers fight for Pennsylvania bragging rights, the Colts and Browns want to prove they are contenders, and the guys draft the players and teams who need to show us something in Week 5.
With evidence now showing that the Titans players held practices when they were supposed to quarantine, league sources tell Florio that a historic punishment could be coming for Tennessee. Washington benched Dwayne Haskins after just 4 starts. Was it justified? And does this mean we could see Alex Smith soon? We play What's More Likely for Week 5, including a heavyweight matchup between the Colts D and Browns O.
Now that the Texans have fired Bill O'Brien, rumors are emerging about his behavior. Why does this make the situation more confusing? And the Texans owner indicates that maybe we shouldn't just blame BOB for the DeAndre Hopkins trade. PFT Props for Bucs-Bears: In a Super Bowl LII rematch, will Brady or Foles pass for more yards? And does Rob Gronkowski have anything left? PFT Live Draft: Most Important Week 5 Matchups
Florio & Simms look at the Titans getting ready to return to practice and the possibility that Cam Newton suits up this weekend. (Producer's note: Hour 1 aired prior to the news that Stephon Gilmore and 2 more Titans players tested positive. For reaction to that, listen to Hour 2). Plus Aaron Rodgers says “down years for me are career years for most QBs" and Florio wants to change the NFL's messed up playoff seeding.
As the show was airing, news broke that Patriots CB Stephon Gilmore tested positive for COVID-19. Florio and Simms share a concerning image of Gilmore hugging Patrick Mahomes after their game Monday night. Is it time for the NFL to go to a "bubble" solution like other sports? PFT Week 5 Power Rankings: Who is the worst 4-0 team? Does Florio have the Colts too low? Are the Cowboys still the favorite in the NFC East? Draft: Turnaround Candidates - What players and teams are most likely to salvage their season?
Florio and Simms dive into a fun and unexpected Monday night doubleheader. How did Bill Belchick slow down Patrick Mahomes again? Did Brian Hoyer start his last game as a Patriot? And a bad Falcons defense was no match for Aaron Rodgers. Also, the Raiders were penalized for their COVID-19 protocol breaches, but more discipline could be coming.
The Texans fired GM/Head Coach Bill O'Brien, and Florio explains why the move is confusing. Who is Jack Easterby and how is he now pulling the strings in Houston? Who could be next in line to coach the team? Mike and Chris also talk about Matt Patricia's hot seat and then they draft biggest the Week 4 Goats (in a bad way).
Florio and Simms get into all the takeaways from a Week 4 Sunday, including the Browns big win over a nonexistant Dallas defense, Nick Mullens collapsing against the Eagles, Tom Brady outdueling Justin Herbert, and the latest news on the COVID-19 front.
Mike and Chris hand out superlatives for Drew Brees, Lamar Jackson, Dalvin Cook and more stars from Week 4. Then Florio reveals more takeaways from his conversations with Joe Burrow, Alvin Kamara and Kevin Stefanski after their wins. Finally, the guys draft the biggest Week 4 Surprises.
Peter King joins Florio to give their takeaways from a better-than-expected game between the Broncos and Jets. Then they look ahead to Sunday...Bill Belichick has beaten Patrick Mahomes with Tom Brady; can he do it with Cam Newton? And when will the postponed Steelers-Titans game be played?