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.
College football: It sounds like it is on the verge of being canceled. How did we get to this point? And does this mean we'll see NFL games on Saturdays? Officials opt out: Refs now have a deal for how they can opt out of the 2020 season before a deadline this Thursday. Washington: They cut Derrius Guice on Friday after an arrest. How big of an on-field loss is this for the team? Is Adrian Peterson now the man in the Washington backfield? NFL News: Vic Beasley was fined $500k for showing up late to camp. And Quinton Dunbar is free and clear to rejoin the Seahawks.
State of the Franchise: We continue our 2020 team-by-team preview with the Cardinals. Why does Chris still have concerns about Kliff Kingsbury? Can DeAndre Hopkins help them overcome a tough NFC West? Cam Newton said "I wake up mad" after being released by the Panthers. And how is he handling the Patriots calculus-like playbook? PFT Live Draft: Most Motivated Players for 2020 (in honor of Cam) Florio hears that the NFL is still highlight confident that they'll have a full 2020 season.
Charean Williams joins Florio for a PFT Live Friday. Opt outs: With the deadline passed, will players still find a way to leave if they don't feel safe when practices start? Tom Brady had his first training camp press conference. Why didn't the media ask him about his workouts that defied the NFLPA? PFT Props - NFL Record Edition: Who could get to 23 sacks? Will Michael Thomas have even more receptions than last year? College football: Another first round prospect opts out.
Hall of Fame: Florio debates with HOF voter Charean Williams...which active players would make it if they retired today? Aaron Donald? Khalil Mack? Russell Wilson? Cam Newton? Matt Ryan? Philip Rivers? Julio Jones? AJ Green? Antonio Brown? Jason Witten? Cowboys: Who is their #2 receiver - Michael Gallup or CeeDee Lamb? And has Amari Cooper proven he is a #1? PFT Live Draft (the day after what should have been the HOF Game): Things We Miss About Training Camp Nick Bosa wants to play with his brother Joey. Could it ever happen?
Opt out deadline: Players have until 4pm ET, and Tre'Davious White is undecided. But Florio has another route for players to take. COVID-19 strategies: Jon Gruden pulls a trick to prepare his team. And the Buccaneers are taking it to the next level. Fill In The Blank - Bigger, Better, Faster, Stronger edition: Hollywood Brown gains weight, Bucs have a "main" RB, and who has the strongest arm in the NFL?
State of the Franchise - #21 Chargers: Do they have one of the NFL's best rosters? PFT Live Draft: Best #2 Wide Receivers (inspired by Calvin Ridley's confident predictions) Rodney Harrison does not like who Florio picked as the best #2 WR in the NFL. He also weighs in on Antonio Brown and the most disrespected players in the NFL.
JC Tretter: Florio feels a bit more optimistic about the season after speaking with the NFLPA President. Matthew Stafford: The Lions cleared him from the COVID-19 list after saying he had a "false positive." Why is Stafford's wife mad at the NFL? And is this a preview of what we'll see in September? Von Miller: After his battle with COVID-19, he likes how the Broncos are approaching the crisis. C.J. Mosley: How might his teammates respond to his reasons for opting out? Gardner Minshew: Would you rather bank on the next 3 years of him or Jared Goff? Sam Darnold? Teddy Bridgewater? Derek Carr?
State of the Franchise - #22 Raiders: Derek Carr is "tired of being disrespected." Simms has advice for how he can turn perception around this season. Big Ben: Can a different offseason approach get him some more Lombardis (plural)? PFT Live Draft: Most Disrespected NFL Figures (in honor of Derek Carr)
Opt outs: The renegotiated CBA is finally signed, and players have until Thursday to opt out. Odell Beckham may be walking back an interview where he said he "wouldn't mind not having [a season]." Does he need to set the record straight? Coaches: Why isn't there a policy if they want to opt out? Can they? State of the Franchise - #23 Rams: Has their Super Bowl window closed? Seahawks: Pete Carroll spoke on whether they have interest in Antonio Brown.
Peter King joins Florio & Simms to talk about his conversations with Lamar Jackson and John Harbaugh, and how Sean Payton is planning the Saints sequester. Aaron Rodgers spoke about his future with the Packers and what precautions Green Bay is taking with its QBs this season. PFT Live Draft: WIth Doug Pederson testing positive, we draft the teams best situated if their head coach misses time.
COVID-19: With Doug Pederson testing positive and starting QBs landing on the reserve list, why does the NFL want to move up the opt out deadline? Antonio Brown: The NFL has suspended him for 8 games, but could he still face further punishment? Lamar Jackson: He tells Peter King why he didn't watch the Super Bowl. Dr. Allen Sills: The NFL's Chief Medical Officer tells Florio that "all options are on the table" for potential NFL team bubbles this season. The Saints may already have plans for one.
Aaron Rodgers: Matt LaFleur says he will be "here for a really long time." Why does that make no sense? Deshaun Watson: What is holding up a new deal for him? PFT Live Draft: Teams that Could sign Antonio Brown Happy birthday, Tom Brady!
Peter King joins Mike for a Friday edition of PFT Live. 2020 season: Should the NFL keep pushing back the deadline to opt out? Could teams still move to some sort of bubble solution? Postponing games: Roger Goodell could shift games if teams have an outbreak. Could we have a season where some teams don't play 16 games? Fill In The Blank: LeSean McCoy will be _____ for the Bucs; The Saints declaring "Super Bowl or bust" is _____ College football: The Big Ten might not play football this season.
Peter King weighs in on the Jamal Adams trade and the bold moves that young GMs are making. Alex Smith: Could he actually win the starting job in Washington? PFT Live Draft: Teams That Could Benefit Most From 2020 Uncertainty
Opt outs: Super Bowl champ Damien Williams becomes the latest big name to opt out. Can the Chiefs now count on a rookie RB to carry the load? Lamar Jackson says he still hopes the Ravens sign Antonio Brown. Why is AB not a good fit for Baltimore's locker room? State of the Franchise: #25 Bears - How will no preseason affect the Nick Foles-Mitchell Trubisky competition? 49ers: John Lynch gets a contract extension.