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.
Florio & Simms preview all 13 games on the docket for Sunday, and draft the players under the most pressure in Week 1.
Kickoff: Florio & Simms do a deep dive preview on Texans-Chiefs Injuries: How much will the Vikings miss Danielle Hunter? Is Mike Evans also going to miss Week 1? Which Doesn't Belong & Why: Is Tre'Davious White on the level of Jalen Ramsey & Stephon Gilmore?
2020 Predictions: Florio & Simms pick all 14 playoff teams and the Super Bowl champion for this season. Draft: After Patrick Mahomes & Deshaun Watson, who are the most important players in tonight's game?
Von Miller suffered an injury yesterday that might end his season before it even begins. DeAndre Hopkins finally got his contract extension, and Kareem Hunt also inked a new deal yesterday. Meanwhile, could Alvin Kamara sit out Week 1 if he doesn't sign soon? Ezekiel Elliott told Florio that some Cowboys players will kneel for the national anthem on Sunday. Is this the one time that Jerry Jones does not want to make headlines? Derek Carr and Jared Goff are both looking forward to rewriting their narrative. What can we expect from them this season?
Florio reordered his preseason Power Rankings before Week 1, and Simms reacts to who moved up (Titans), and down (Eagles). Colin Kaepernick is back in the Madden game. Simms likes it, but why is he bothered by Kap's rating? Draft: Offensive Player of the Year candidates, excluding QBs
Jadeveon Clowney finally has a team. How much better does he make the Titans? And how close were the Saints, or Ravens, to pulling off an unprecedented trade? DeAndre Hopkins is still waiting for his new contract from the Cardinals. The Bears named Mitchell Trubisky their starting QB. Why didn't they go with Nick Foles? And could Matt Nagy be on the hot seat? Scale of 1 to 10: We gauge Taysom Hill's status as Drew Brees' backup, Derek Carr's job security, and Adrian Peterson's impact on the Lions.
State of the Franchise - #1 Chiefs: Can anything stop the defending champs? Deshaun Watson signed a big contract, and Florio explains why it's a better one than Patrick Mahomes' deal. Peter King joins us to talk about why he didn't pick the Chiefs to make the Super Bowl, and what he gleaned from his talk with Roger Goodell. Draft: Mike, Chris and Peter pick their top candidates for 2020 Defensive Player of the Year
Cam Newton has been named the Patriots starter & a captain. Should we be surprised? Jadeveon Clowney might finally sign...with the Saints. How likely is it, and how does Alvin Kamara's contract fit in? Josh Gordon signs with the Seahawks, but may not be able to play right away. 49ers: Who is their starting CB opposite Richard Sherman? Cowboys cut HaHa Clinton-Dix. Could they turn to Earl Thomas instead? Fill In The Blank: With Leonard Fournette, the Bucs RB group is _____ BREAKING NEWS: Washington cuts Adrian Peterson. Where could he land next?
Patriots beat writer Tom Curran joins Florio & Charean to discuss Cam Newton being named the starter and explain why the Patriots shouldn't be favorites in the AFC East. John Mara: After opposing national anthem protests in the past, is the Giants owner supporting his players now? PFT Live Draft: After the Mets honored legendary pitcher Tom Seaver last night, we draft Best NFL Tributes.
Leonard Fournette signs with the Buccaneers. What will his role be? Alvin Kamara is back at practice, but without a new contract. What should the Saints offer him? Kirk Cousins tries to clarify his controversial comments about COVID-19. Roger Goodell doubles down on his claim that teams without fans will not be at a competitive disadvantage this season. Florio and Simms isn't buying it. What's More Likely: Who emerges for the Patriots after Mohamed Sanu was cut?
State of the Franchise - #2 49ers: Will they struggle with a Super Bowl hangover? Rodney Harrison joins Florio & Simms to talk about Leonard Fournette, Earl Thomas, and his Top 3 contenders in the AFC & NFC. Draft: what teams will be This Year's 49ers?
The Chiefs finally got their Super Bowl rings, and Florio vows to one day get his. RB news: Trade rumors about Alvin Kamara, Joe Mixon gets a new contract, and Leonard Fournette clears waivers. Beyond any players who kneel for the anthem, Roger Goodell explains how fans will notice more statements about social justice during NFL games. And Jerry Jones keeps dodging the issue. Which Doesn't Belong and Why: Joe Judge, Matt Patricia, & Brian Flores; Leonard Fournette, Le'Veon Bell, & Todd Gurley
State of the Franchise - #3 Ravens: Will defenses be ready for Lamar Jackson this season? Roger Goodell doesn't believe that it will be a competitive advantage for some teams to have fans. Kirk Cousins had a candid comment about COVID-19 during a month-old interview that was published yesterday, and it's probably going to get him into some hot water. PFT Live Draft: Next Player to Win His First MVP
Leonard Fournette has hit the waiver wire. What teams should put in a claim for him? Derwin James will be out 6-8 months. How big a loss is this for the Chargers, and could they turn to free agent Earl Thomas? The Vikings are playing hardball with Riley Reiff. Could they cut their left tackle this close to the season? State of the Franchise - #5 Saints: Why is Alvin Kamara missing practices? And can New Orleans recover from another heartbreaking playoff loss? Daniel Snyder: The NFL has taken over the investigation into Washington...so why isn't it still an independent one?
Peter King joins Florio & Simms to talk about how the once-promising Jaguars have fallen apart, while the Chiefs have locked up Andy Reid and Brett Veach for years to come. How has Patrick Mahomes rejuvenated Reid's career? State of the Franchise - #4 Patriots: As Bill Belichick gives Cam Newton high praise, can the Patriots mount another Super Bowl run post-Brady? PFT Live Draft: Playoff Buzzkills (teams that made it in 2019 who could miss in 2020)