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.
State of the Franchise - #10 Eagles: Is their ceiling another Super Bowl title? PFT Live Draft: Best RB Duos - Florio shuns his Vikings Rodney Harrison joins us to talk about Melvin Ingram's contract moves and whether the Patriots might use a QB platoon. 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.
Mitchell Trubisky: The Bears are praising him. Could he have a rebound season? And Simms tells Florio if his QB platoon strategy is crazy. Jarrett Stidham: He threw 3 INT in practice Tuesday. How big a deal is that? What approach will Bill Belichick take towards Cam Newton? What Doesn't Belong and Why? 3rd year QBs: Baker Mayfield, Sam Darnold, Josh Allen...Hot seat coaches: Matt Patricia, Adam Gase, Doug Marrone Hall of Fame: Drew Pearson & Tom Flores might finally be on their way to Canton.
State of the Franchise - #11 Steelers: Is a healthy Big Ben enough to bring them back to the playoffs? Is JuJu Smith-Schuster a #1 WR? Tom Brady: He's already won over Mike Evans and getting cussed out by Bruce Arians. Simms explains why he's not worried about Brady's arm strength even at 43 years old. PFT Live Draft: People Who Should Be Happiest For Games Without Fans Florio wishes happy birthday to Kirk Cousins.
Hold-ins? How Melvin Ingram and DeAndre Hopkins are both at camp, but still angling for new deals. Joe Judge: The Giants head coach has his players and coaches running laps. Is he making the same mistake as previous Bill Belichick disciples? Fill In The Blank: Dez Bryant tryout with the Ravens will be ______. Browns coach Kevin Stefanski should do _____ with playcalls. UNC is going to play college football without the college. 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.
State of the Franchise - #13 Vikings: Chris has some concerns about Mike's "favorite" team. Is Minnesota just treading water? State of the Franchise - #12 Cowboys: Can Mike McCarthy capitalize on a "Top 10" roster? And how big a loss is Gerald McCoy? PFT Live Draft: Best Pass Rush Duos (in honor of Melvin Ingram's hold-in) 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.
Alex Smith is back practicing nearly 2 years after suffering a life-threatening injury. Could he actually win the Washington starting QB job over Dwayne Haskins? Happy birthday Jon Gruden! He called Marcus Mariota a "dazzling playmaker," and Simms explains his former coach's obsession with backup QBs. Eric Bienemy called Patrick Mahomes a "competitive prick," in the nicest way possible. Contract news: Will George Kittle be even better now that he has a contract extension? And is a big deal coming soon for Deshaun Watson? Tom Brady told Peter King a surprising reason he's excited to work with Bruce Arians.
State of the Franchise - #15 Broncos: Is Drew Lock and the young offense getting too much hype? State of the Franchise - #14 Packers: Simms thinks Florio is a little low on Green Bay. And AJ Dillon's legs are going viral. PFT Live Draft: Best Comeback Stories in NFL history (in honor of Alex Smith) Reminder: 1 week until PFT starting streaming on Peacock.
Cowboys: Charean Williams joins Florio today to weigh in on Jerry Jones' long silence and whether she buys his excuse for not signing Dak Prescott to a long-term deal. Seahawks: A bizarre move by a rookie gets him cut, but is it a warning sign for the rest of the NFL? Buccaneers: Peter King spoke with Jason Licht & Bruce Arians, who are still pinching themselves that they have Tom Brady. Daniel Snyder: Are his own minority owners trying to oust him from the NFL?
Gregg Williams threw shade at the Seahawks defense and Jamal Adams, and Pete Carroll threw it right back. And Russell Wilson may not like the way the Seattle are (or aren't) using his skills. Hall of Fame: Florio discusses the Canton cases of some RBs and CBs with HOF voter Charean Williams...Have guys like Adrian Peterson, Frank Gore, Marshawn Lynch, Lesean McCoy, Ezekiel Elliott, Richard Sherman, Stephon Gilmore, Chris Harris Jr, and Patrick Peterson done enough to get in? PFT Live Draft: Teams that could have 3 players with 1,000+ rushing or receiving yds this season Peacock: Reminder that we're streaming starting August 24th!
Jerry Jones: For the first time since the draft, the Cowboys Owner/GM spoke with the media. What did he say about having fans at games and players kneeling for the national anthem? Dak Prescott: Jones also had an excuse for why they didn't sign a long-term deal with him, but Florio isn't buying it. COVID-19: The Big 12 intends to play football this fall. And should NFL teams have to forfeit if they can't play a game? Derwin James: What did Simms take away from his interview with the standout Chargers safety?
State of the Franchise - #16 Colts: Can the Big Blue Waaalllll help Philip Rivers rejuvenate his career? PFT Live Draft: NFL Figure You’d Want to Watch a Game With (inspired by Sean McVay being courted by MNF) Rodney Harrison: He joins Simms and Florio to talk about Philip Rivers, the Cowboys signing Everson Griffen, and if he likes the Seattle defensive scheme. George Kittle: He's on the verge of a record-breaking contract.
College football: The Big Ten and Pac-12 have officially canceled their fall seasons, but other conferences are still holding out hope. Florio puts on his lawyer cap to explain the legal risks that are scaring the universities. And why can't players just sign a waiver? Spring football: If colleges do play in the spring, what problems does that cause for the 2021 Draft and even rookies who might have to play 30 games in a calendar year? State of the Franchise - #18 Browns: Could Baker Mayfield be better with lower expectations? Cowboys: With Jerry Jones set to speak later today, what's the question Florio or Simms would ask him?
PFT Props: Over/under 2,300 yds for Phillip Lindsay & Melvin Gordon? 1,500 yds & 10 TD for Alvin Kamara? 6.5 INT for Minkah Fitzpatrick? State of the Franchise - #17 Texans: Could no DeAndre Hopkins be a blessing in disguise for Deshaun Watson? PFT Live Draft: Players Who Need a Hot Start Simms' Longest Game: After last night's 5OT NHL thriller, we look back at Chris' 2005 OT win over the Falcons.
College football: Amid reports that the Big Ten and Pac-12 are about to cancel their season, coaches and politicians are making a last-ditch push to save the season. But is it too little too late? 2021 Draft: What happens to the draft if college football pushes their season to the spring? Could the NFL reschedule the Combine and the Draft? What's More Likely: Will Lamar Miller have a significant role with the Patriots? Will the Lions defense improve without Darius Slay? Jason Witten talks about Jon Gruden's massive playbook, which still gives Simms bad memories.
Peter King joins to talk about a day in the life of the Texans camp in a pandemic. What does the team lose by having just 1 hour together each day? State of the Franchise - #19 Falcons: With all the buzz around the Bucs and Saints, are we overlooking Atlanta? PFT Live Draft: What We Would Miss About College Football Saturdays (Doctor Doom Florio makes an appearance) Florio has an announcement about PFT moving to Peacock on August 24th.