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.
Yannick Ngakoue: The Jaguars finally traded him, and got a significant return from the Vikings. Did Minnesota overpay? And why does Florio say he should back out of the deal before its finalized? Eagles: Their top rookie WR is out for a few weeks and Carson Wentz is also sidelined. Can Philly survive these injuries? Simms says no. Ja'Marr Chase: The top WR in the 2021 Draft is opting out of this season, and it's not because of COVID-19. Could he set a precedent for future star prospects?
Scale of 1 to 10: With Texans-Chiefs 10 days away, we rate the impact of some of the big news of the weekend including Derwin James, Teddy Bridgewater, Le'Veon Bell & Amari Cooper. Breaking news! The Jaguars cut Leonard Fournette. Florio and Simms have some quick reactions to the release. State of the Franchise - #6 Buccaneers: Florio thinks they can win the Super Bowl this year, but Simms isn't so sure. Draft - Playoff Party Crashers: Which teams who missed the playoffs last year will make it this year? Leonard Fournette: Mike clarifies his waiver status and the guys talk about where the RB could end up next.
As teams cancel practices and players and coaches speak out about Jacob Blake's shooting, the Ravens offered some clear action they want to see taken. Stephen Jones indicated that the Cowboys don't agree with Roger Goodell's support for players who kneel during the national anthem. Is Jerry Jones going to sweet talk his way to a compromise on this issue? Is he hoping he can just blame this on Goodell? Washington: As the alleged victims of sexual harassment ask the NFL to start an independent investigation, will the league take action?
With 13 days to the start of the season, we tackle 13 big questions in the AFC & NFC: 1) What can stop the Chiefs from repeating? 2) How do the Ravens get over last year’s playoff dud? 3) Did the Pats actually upgrade at QB with Cam Newton? 4) With Brady gone, are the Bills ready to take the AFC East? 5) Have the Steelers been underrated so much that they’re now overrated? 6) Is the AFC South the deepest division? 7) Will Tom Brady have a career rejuvenation in Tampa? 8) How much does Drew Brees have left in the tank? 9) How do the 49ers avoid the Super Bowl loser hangover? 10) Will the Seahawks finally unleash Russell Wilson? 11) Will we get an Aaron Rodgers revenge tour? 12) Can Mike McCarthy harness the Cowboys talent? 13) Will we finally see a repeat champ in the NFC East?
As the NBA and other sports halted games last night in support of Jacob Blake, Florio & Simms look at what impact this could have on the NFL landscape. Another Washington Post report puts Daniel Snyder directly in the crosshairs. Why is the NFL treating him differently than they've treated every other team who's been under investigation?
Tony Dungy and Mike Tirico join Florio & Simms to discuss how the NFL will navigate this unprecedented time of sports boycotts and pandemic preparations.
Jerry Jones is trying find a compromise that keeps his players from kneeling during the national anthem. Is it going to work? And how does it jive with Roger Goodell's support for players? Earl Thomas: Jerry also left the door open to signing him. But how serious are the Cowboys about ET? Budda Baker: He's now the highest-paid safety in the league, but still not a household name. How good is he? And what does this mean for Jamal Adams' contract? Camp News: Joe Judge might take away Daniel Jones’ red non-contact jersey, while Nick Bosa and Mike Williams could miss Week 1
As more and more teams announce they'll have no fans, is it worth it for any team to play in front of partial crowds? And is it smart for the NFL to pump crowd noise into their games? State of the Franchise - #7 Seahawks: Do they have the roster to make it back to the Super Bowl? PFT Live Draft: Best TEs, excluding George Kittle & Travis Kelce (inspired by Zach Ertz looking for a new deal)
Fans: Coaches are griping that some teams will have them and others won't. Should the NFL care about a competitive disadvantage this year? And Simms explains why QBs may need to switch up their audibles in a quiet stadium. Earl Thomas: He's a free agent, so why haven't we heard any interest in him? Could Bill Belichick snatch him up? Jets: Le'Veon Bell is high on Sam Darnold. Should we be too?
Peter King: Fresh off his training camp tour, he joins us to talk about what he learned from visiting the Chiefs, Bucs, Titans and Falcons. State of the Franchise - #8 Titans: How much of their fate rests on Derrick Henry? PFT Live Draft: Guys Who Will Be a PROBLEM in 2020 (inspired by Chase Claypool)
It's brave new world for PFT Live with our debut on Peacock. Earl Thomas: The Ravens cut him after a fight in practice. Simms explains why his game is no longer as big as his name. And Florio explains why Baltimore and Thomas' upcoming contract battle should worry players across the league. Testing: The league got 77 false positives across multiple teams this weekend. Does the NFL have a plan if this happens during the season? PFT Props: We pick over/unders for Patrick Mahomes, Aaron Rodgers, Khalil Mack & Alvin Kamara.
Patriots: With Jarrett Stidham's injury and the rave review about Cam Newton, is their QB competition already over? Ravens: Lamar Jackson is hurt, but how serious is it? Washington: They have a Plan B for when Ron Rivera has to be out as he fights cancer. State of the Franchise - #9 Bills: Chris says their ceiling is as high as it gets. PFT Live Draft: Best 1-on-1 Training Camp Battles (not including Trent Williams vs Nick Bosa) Cowboys: Mike McCarthy already throws some cold water on them adding Earl Thomas.
Charean Williams joins Mike for Friday's PFT Live. Injuries: Are we seeing more than in years past? Is it due to the weird offseason? Ron Rivera discloses that he has cancer, but thankfully the prognosis is optimistic. COVID-19: We now know the name of Roger Goodell's advisory committee on when to postpone games. What's More Likely...Dez Bryant scores a TD in 2020 or Antonio Brown does? PEACOCK: Reminder starting next Monday, August 24th, PFT Live is streaming on Peacock from 7-9am ET. You can still catch us on NBCSN from 9-11am and our regular podcast feed.
Rob Gronkowski: Bruce Arians says he "looks like he did 5 or 6 years ago." Should the Buccaneers limit Gronk's snaps this season? Philip Rivers says he needs to find the "sweet spot" between aggressive and stupid. Are the Colts a quiet contender with him? GUEST - Drew Pearson: On the verge of getting into the Hall of Fame, the former Cowboys receiver joins us to tell Mike if he pushed off on his infamous Hail Mary catch. PFT Live Draft: Most Controversial Plays in NFL History PEACOCK: Reminder starting next Monday, August 24th, PFT Live is streaming on Peacock from 7-9am ET. You can still catch us on NBCSN from 9-11am and our regular podcast feed.
DeAndre Hopkins is practicing, Dalvin Cook & Vikings break off contract talks, and why Yannick Ngakoue may not be going anywhere. The NFL confirmed that Roger Goodell will use an outside committee to help decide when to postpone games. Chiefs: Andy Reid told Peter King how Patrick Mahomes is preparing for this season; and KC loses a starting CB for 4 games. Washington: Florio's takeaways after interviewing new President Jason Wright. PEACOCK: Reminder starting next Monday, August 24th, PFT Live is streaming on Peacock from 7-9am ET. You can still catch us on NBCSN from 9-11am and our regular podcast feed.