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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.

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PFT Thursday Night Football Recap + Week 2 Previews | 9/17 #1
01:07:37

TNF: Florio is joined by Peter King to discuss all that went down on Thursday Night Football between the New York Giants and the Washington Football Team, including Taylor Heinicke big performance.


Aaron Rodgers: "If we're starting to freak out after one week, we're in big trouble." Were the Packers not outraged enough by their Week 1 blowout loss?


Week 2 Previews: Florio goes in on upcoming matchups for Week 2 and what they need to do in preparation.

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Sep 17, 2021
Latest on Deshaun Watson + Which Doesn't Belong and Why? | 9/17 #2
00:31:41

Deshaun Watson: "Unlikely" that Deshaun Watson's criminal probe will end before trade deadline.


Which Doesn't Belong and Why? Florio jumps into discussion on Alabama starting QBs in the NFL along with some of the best in the league that are coming back from injury.


Week 2 Show Me Something: Florio and Peter pick out their picks on players in the league who need to step up in Week 2.

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Sep 17, 2021
PFT Thursday Night Football Preview + Latest on Chandler Jones' Contract | 9/16 #1
01:08:36

TNF: Florio gives us a preview of Week 2's matchup between the New York Giants and the Washington Football Team.


Chandler Jones: The Cardinals' star LB discusses his contract situation with the media. If he keeps up his stellar play, is he in for a huge pay day?


Jacksonville Jaguars: Urban Meyers answers the media's question on the USC head coaching rumors.

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Sep 16, 2021
Week 2 What's More Likely? + TNF Prop Bets | 9/16 #2
00:31:49

What's More Likely: Florio and Simms debate different situational outcomes for the upcoming Week 2 games.


PFT Prop Bets: Florio and Simms shed out their top 5 prop bets for Thursday night's matchup between the Giants and Washington.


PFT Live Draft: The best of Week 2's matchups, Florio and Simms will give us their predictions on who they think will have the best matchup's entering week 2.


TNF: Who you got tonight? Final thoughts on the matchup between NYG and the WFT.

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Sep 16, 2021
Panic-O-Meter for 0-1 teams + Airing of Grievances | 9/15 #1
01:07:46

Panic-O-Meter: On a scale of 1-10, how panicked are you about the Packers after their ugly season opener.


Will starting off 0-1 this season be any different? Florio and Simms tell us their thoughts on the new 17-game season and how it may impact the postseason.


Airing of Grievances: We hear what some of the coaches throughout the league thought of their team's performance in Week 1.

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Sep 15, 2021
PFT Week 2 Power Rankings + I Watched the Film | 9/15 #2
00:31:31

Mike Florio and Chris Simms discuss their updated power rankings heading into Week 2.


I Watched the Film: Florio breaks down some of his top plays from Week 1 that display some impressive feats of strength. He also discusses his the offensive lines that performed the best and worst in Week 1.


Draft - Buy the Hype: Find out which teams have Florio and Simms buying into the hype.

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Sep 15, 2021
Ravens vs. Raiders Recap + The latest on Washington's QB situation | 9/14 #1
01:04:01

Ravens/Raiders: Florio and Chris Simms react to the Raiders wild win in overtime against the Ravens in their first game with fans at Allegiant Stadium.


Washington: QB Taylor Heinicke will start Thursday night vs the Giants. Ron Rivera: "We like the guys that we have." Should Washington sign Cam Newton and reunite him with his former coach?


Jaguars: Urban Meyer says, "I believe in that team. I believe in our staff." How will he rebound from their Week 1 loss?

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Sep 14, 2021
I Watched The Film + Week 1 GOATS (in a bad way) | 9/14 #2
00:35:04

Bears: "We like where our offense is at." Chris and Florio react to what Matt Nagy had to say about the performance of his two QBs in the Bears' loss to the Rams.


I Watched the Film: Chris breaks down the Browns-Chiefs game, including what impressed him about Cleveland's offense.


PFT Live Draft: Week 1 GOATS (in a bad way) - Florio and Simms pick their top 3 worst players, teams, and coaches after Week 1.

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Sep 14, 2021
Week 1 Recap | 9/13 #1
01:00:26

Week 1 Winners: NFL Sunday kicks off Week 1 of the 2021 season with some unexcepted outcomes. Jameis throws 5 TD passes to lead the saints in a blowout victory against the Packers. "We played bad. I played bad.", a few words from Aaron Rodgers at the post-game interview. Steelers defense comes up big against the Bills, Patrick Mahomes leads the Chiefs to a comeback win over the Browns, and Mac Jones plays well, but the Pats lose to the Dolphins.


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Sep 13, 2021
Week 1 Superlatives + Ravens vs. Raiders Preview | 9/13 #2
00:38:29

Florio and Mike Golic dole out some Week 1 Superlatives on the Jags, Chandler Jones, Joe Burrow, and more.


DRAFT: Players, teams, and coaches that made the biggest statements in Week 1.


MNF Preview: Ravens at Raiders



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Sep 13, 2021
Bucs/Cowboys Analysis + T.J. Watt Megadeal | 9/10 #1
01:07:01

Cowboys/Bucs: Mike and Chris break down the Bucs' 31-29 win over the Cowboys in the season opener.


Steelers: T.J. Watt agrees to a four-year, $112 million extension, making him the NFL's highest-paid defensive player. What does it say that the Steelers broke their mold for Watt and will he live up to the contract?


Ravens: More injuries in Baltimore - RB Gus Edwards and CB Marcus Peters are both out for the season with torn ACLs.

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Sep 10, 2021
NFL Week 1 Preview + Take Your Pick: QB Edition | 9/10 #2
00:32:16

Mike and Chris preview the biggest matchups, including the Steelers-Bills and Browns-Chiefs.


Take Your Pick: QB Edition


DRAFT: Show Me Something in Week 1 - What players and coaches have the most to prove in the first game of the season?



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Sep 10, 2021
Cowboys vs. Bucs Preview + Aaron Rodgers: "lots of unknowns" | 9/9 #1
01:13:13

Cowboys/Buccaneers: The 2021 NFL season kicks off TONIGHT with Cowboys vs. Buccaneers at 8:20pm ET on NBC. Will Tom Brady look more comfortable in his 2nd year in this offense? How will Dak Prescott utilize his offensive weapons?


Packers: Aaron Rodgers says "there is a lot of unknowns" heading into this season. Mike and Chris debate whether this is the last dance for Rodgers and Green Bay.


49ers: Jimmy Garoppolo confirms he's the starting QB, but Kyle Shanahan won't. Was there truly a competition at QB in San Francisco?



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Sep 09, 2021
NFC East & NFC South Win Totals + Fill in the Blank | 9/9 #2
00:26:29

NFC East and NFC South Win Totals: Mike and Chris go over/under on their outlooks for the Giants, Washington, Cowboys, Eagles, Falcons, Panthers, Saints, and Bucs.


DRAFT: Matchups to watch - Picking the games/storylines should you be paying attention to and why.


Fill in the Blank: Cowboys vs. Buccaneers Edition




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Sep 09, 2021
Week One Power Rankings + Mailbag Questions | 9/8 #1
01:10:29

Patriots: Mike and Chris react to Mac Jones saying he wasn't surprised to be named the starter.


Steelers: Mike Tomlin says he's "optimistic" about reaching a contract extension with T.J. Watt before Week 1.


PFT Power Rankings: Mike breaks down PFT's first power rankings heading into Week 1 of the 2021 season.

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Sep 08, 2021
AFC West & NFC West Win Totals + DRAFT: Defensive Player of the Year | 9/8 #2
00:29:00

AFC West and NFC West Win Totals: Mike and Chris go over/under on their outlooks for the Broncos, Chiefs, Raiders, Chargers, Cardinals, Rams, 49ers, and Seahawks.


DRAFT: Defensive Player of the Year - Myles Garrett wants to be the LeBron James of NFL defenders. Can he deliver a championship to Cleveland like LeBron did?


Buccaneers/Cowboys: Injury updates heading into the season opener.

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Sep 08, 2021
NFC North Win Totals + DRAFT: Offensive Player of the Year | 9/7 #2
00:32:33

NFC North Win Totals: Mike and Chris go over/under on their outlooks for the Bear, Lions, Packers, and Vikings.


Steelers: T.J. Watt could miss the opener against the Bills due to a contract dispute. Who will break first: the Steelers or Watt?


DRAFT: Offensive Player of the Year - Mike and Chris leave out one of the players leading the odds.


Ravens: Baltimore gets even thinner at the running back position after RB Justice Hill tears his Achillies and is out for the season. The team worked out Le'Veon Bell and Devonta Freeman. Who should they sign?

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Sep 07, 2021
Zack Martin's status for Week 1 + Tyrod Taylor named Texans' starter | 9/7 #1
01:06:46

Cowboys: Mike McCarthy still isn't ruling out Zack Martin for the season opener. Ezekiel Elliott calls him their "best player on offense."


Buccaneers: Mike Evans says Bucs offense is “miles ahead” of 2020. Will the Bucs be even better than last season?


Raiders: Raiders waive their 2020 third-round draft pick, LB Tanner Muse. Florio predicts who will be out if the team doesn't make the playoffs this season.


Patriots: Former Pat Rob Ninkovich says Mac Jones was helping Cam Newton learn the playbook. Does Simms believe that was the case?

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Sep 07, 2021
Cowboys pass on Cam + Carson Wentz says "trust me" | 9/3 #1
01:05:49

Florio welcomes back Big Cat back, even after the latest prank he's pulled.

Cam Newton: When asked about the free agent QB, Mike McCarthy says the Cowboys are happy with their QB room. And is Big Cat buying the hype on Mac Jones?

Bears: Big Cat gives his take on why his favorite team is starting Andy Dalton over Justin Fields.

Carson Wentz: He asks everyone to trust him, even as he still refuses to get the COVID-19 vaccine.

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Sep 03, 2021
Season Props + NFL boxing matches | 9/3 #2
00:33:43

PFT Props: Florio and Big Cat give their 2021 picks for last undefeated team, MVP, and more.

Fill in the Blank: The NFL player we want to see in the boxing ring is ____. The NBA player who I want to see in the NFL is _____.

DRAFT: Best Things About NFL Returning: Fans in the stands, controversial calls, and of course, gambling.

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Sep 03, 2021
"Tua is our quarterback" + Jaguars backtrack | 9/2 #1
01:09:40

Dolphins/Texans: Brian Flores gives a vote of confidence to Tua Tagovailoa. Meanwhile, Nick Caserio updates Deshaun Watson's status with Houston.

Patriots & Jaguars: Bill Belichick denies that Cam Newton's vaccination status had anything to do with his release. Meanwhile, the Jaguars are doing some backtracking after Urban Meyer admitted too much about his cut decisions.

Packers & Bears: Brian Gutekunst says his conversations with Aaron Rodgers "have been excellent." And Ryan Pace says there's "no need to rush" Justin Fields. Do Florio & Simms agree?

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Sep 02, 2021
AFC South Win Totals + DRAFT: Defensive Rookie of the Year | 9/2 #2
00:29:47

AFC South Win Totals: Mike and Chris go over/under on their outlooks for the Colts, Titans, Jaguars, and Texans.

Take Your Pick: Which former Alabama QB will have the best season? What first-year coach will have the best record?

DRAFT: Defensive Rookie of the Year: Micah Parsons is the betting favorite, but should he be?

Saints: They did not forget about Packers fans when they moved their Week 1 game to Jacksonville.

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Sep 02, 2021
Patriots cut Cam Newton + Urban Meyer tells the truth | 9/1 #1
01:05:08

Cam Newton: In the shocker of the month, the Patriots flat-out released Cam Newton yesterday. Why didn't they keep him as a backup? And do their expectations change now that Mac Jones is the unquestioned starter?

Urban Meyer: He slipped up by telling the truth about taking vaccination status into account when cutting players. What should he have said instead?

Deshaun Watson: Florio's sources say that Dolphins owner Stephen Ross "really wants" the Texans QB.

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Sep 01, 2021
AFC East Win Totals + DRAFT: Offensive Rookie of the Year | 9/1 #2
00:34:13

AFC East Win Totals: Now that Mac Jones is leading the Pats, Mike and Chris pick over and under for the division.

Which Doesn't Belong & Why: Key veterans on PUP and surprising WR cuts.

DRAFT: Offensive Rookie of the Year: Where does Mac Jones come in?

Saints: Their home opener will not be in New Orleans, so where will they play? And how do Los Bukis factor in?

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Sep 01, 2021
Trey Lance hurt + Carson Wentz on COVID list | 8/31 #1
01:09:43

Trey Lance: Kyle Shanahan's QB decision was just made easier as his rookie QB is out for about a week with a finger injury.

Deshaun Watson: The Dolphins rumors continue, but how does it jive with Brian Flores' comments that Miami wants "high character" players?

Carson Wentz: After returning from his injury, the unvaccinated Colts QB is now out as a COVID close contact. Can Indy count on him?

J.K. Dobbins: The RB appears upset that John Harbaugh put him in the position to tear his ACL.

AFC North Win Totals: Mike and Chris go over/under on some 2021 projections.

Jim Irsay: He rightfully blasted the Mets for turning on their fans.

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Aug 31, 2021
Preseason MVP + Bad Vibes Teams | 8/31 #2
00:29:27

I Watched The Film: Chris gives us his tape thoughts on Josh Allen's laser show, Sam Darnold's comfort in Carolina, and warning signs for the Vikings offense.

Fill In The Blank: Who is the Preseason MVP? LVP?

DRAFT: Teams Giving Off Bad Vibes - It's been a rough August for the Bengals, Colts, and others.

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Aug 31, 2021
49ers & Patriots Starting QB still TBD + Deshaun Watson trade rumors | 8/30 #1
01:06:43

49ers, Patriots, Bengals: Kyle Shanahan rotated Jimmy G and Trey Lance on the same drives, but declines to mention his plan for Week 1. Bill Belichick also isn't giving any hints to his starting QB. And Joe Burrow finally saw some preseason action.

Deshaun Watson: The trade rumors are heating up. What is Florio hearing?

Gardner Minshew: Why did the Eagles trade for him when they already have Jalen Hurts and Joe Flacco?

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Aug 30, 2021
Ravens lose J.K. Dobbins + Good Vibes Teams | 8/30 #2
00:32:42

Preseason Week 3 Superlatives: Tom Brady, Patrick Mahomes, and Josh Allen are in mid-season form.

Injuries: Ravens RB J.K. Dobbins tears his ACL, and T.Y. Hilton is going to miss the start of the season.

DRAFT: Teams Giving Off Good Vibes - The already-stacked AFC is just looking even better.

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Aug 30, 2021
Cam returns + No limitations for Dak | 8/27 #1
01:06:21

Cam Newton & Aaron Rodgers: The Pats QB returns after his COVID protocol slip-up, and Aaron Rodgers says he's vaccinated. Meanwhile Isaiah McKenzie and Cole Beasley are ranting against COVID rules.

Dak Prescott & Ryan Fitzpatrick: The Cowboys OC says there are no more limitations for Dak Prescott. Meanwhile, Ron Rivera surprisingly says that Washington's starting QB isn't settled yet.

Training Camp NFC Whiparound: Peter give us his big takeaways from visiting 49ers, Rams, Seahawks, Packers, Bucs, and Saints camp.

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Aug 27, 2021
Peter King AFC Training Camp tour + Show me something, Joe Burrow | 8/27 #2
00:32:55

Training Camp Wraparound: Peter King continues to give us his biggest takaways from the AFC camps he visited in the past month, including the Chiefs, Chargers, and Raiders.

Which Doesn't Belong & Why: QBs next in line for big deals, and veteran QBs just keeping the seat warm.

DRAFT: Show Me Something: What do Mike and Peter want to see in Preseason Week 3?

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Aug 27, 2021
Trevor Lawrence & Teddy Bridgewater Named Starters | 8/26 #1
01:02:47

Bengals & Jaguars: Joe Burrow will start the Bengals final preseason game. And now that the Jaguars have officially named Trevor Lawrence their Week 1 starter, will they trade Gardner Minshew?

Broncos: Teddy Bridgewater may have won the Broncos QB competition, but Drew Lock shouldn't sulk.

49ers: Did a Jimmy Garoppolo tangent reveal what Kyle Shanahan's plans will be at QB?

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Aug 26, 2021
Mac Jones lights up practice + DRAFT: Playoff Buzzkills | 8/26 #2
00:36:35

Fill In The Blank: Cam Newton fells ____ when Mac Jones is lighting up practice. The Rams are ____ for trading for Sony Michel.

PFT Mailbag: Do the Bears want to save Justin Fields from the wrath of Aaron Donald?

DRAFT - Playoff Buzzkills: What teams that made the playoffs in 2020 will miss it in 2021?

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Aug 26, 2021
Bears & Pats QB Battles + Travis Etienne out for season | 8/25 #1
00:57:44

(Producer's note: this episode was taped BEFORE news broke that Teddy Bridgewater or Trevor Lawrence had won their team's starting jobs)

QB Battles: Matt Nagy may have left the door open for Justin Fields to start Week 1, and Bill Belichick says it's a big week for Mac Jones.

Jerry Jones: He had a strong defense of COVID vaccines, and also says he isn't nervous about Dak Prescott's health.

Travis Etienne: The rookie's season has ended before it began due a Lisfranc injury. Will this alter how the Jaguars treat Trevor Lawrence?

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Aug 25, 2021
Lamar: "I doubt it, dude" + DRAFT: Playoff Party Crashers | 8/25 #2
00:40:54

Lamar Jackson: He's not worried about the NFL catching up to his offense. Should he be?

Scale of 1 to 10: Have defenses figured out the Chiefs offense? Kyler Murray & Kliff Kingsbury? #LetRussCook?

Hall of Fame: The bar has been lowered for coaches to make it to Canton.

DRAFT: Playoff Party Crashers: Which teams who missed the playoffs in 2020 will make it in 2021?

Sony Michel: The Rams traded for the Pats RB, but did they need to?

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Aug 25, 2021
Jameis locks down Saints starting job? + Cam Newton sidelined | 8/24 #1
01:00:42

Jaguars-Saints: With a near-perfect performance last night, Jameis Winston may have locked down the Saints starting QB job. Plus the Jaguars may believe in Trevor Lawrence, but will they have to protect him from the weaknesses around him?

Cam Newton: Hours after it seemed like Bill Belichick gave him another vote of support, news broke that Cam will be out for 5 days due to a COVID test "misunderstanding." Will this cost him the starting job?

Everson Griffen: The veteran pass rusher is back with the Vikings, and he has some apologizing to do to Kirk Cousins.

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Aug 24, 2021
Trey Lance Film Review + QBs Closest to Winning Starting Job | 8/24 #2
00:37:55

I Watched The Film: After going back to the film, Chris now wonders if Kyle Shanahan can trust Trey Lance enough to start him. Plus, deep dive thoughts on Zach Wilson shining, Patrick Mahomes underwhelming, and Tua Tagovailoa looking comfortable.

Floyd Reese: We remember the legendary Oilers/Titans GM after he died this weekend.

DRAFT - QBs Closest To Winning Starting Job: Is Jameis Winston or Trevor Lawrence closer to locking down the Week 1 job?

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Aug 24, 2021
Trey Lance down-and-up + Justin Fields defends Dalton | 8/23 #1
00:56:37

49ers: Trey Lance recovered from a disastrous start to still dazzle us Sunday night. But Kyle Shanahan says Jimmy Garoppolo is still the starter.

Bears: Chicago fans keep chanting for Justin Fields over Andy Dalton, despite the rookie's objections. But nothing is budging Matt Nagy, who says the veteran is still the Week 1 starter.

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Aug 23, 2021
Dak won't be 100%? + Mahomes concerns | 8/23 #2
00:41:59

Dak Prescott: He is not 100% right now. But will he be 100% at any point this season? A weekend report casts some doubt.

Broncos: Vic Fangio was "pretty damn close" to picking a QB last week, but he doesn't seem pretty damn closer after another preseason game.

Preseason Week 2 Superlatives: Mitch Trubisky gets some revenge on the Bears. The Ravens have a nice streak going. Simms did not like what he saw from Patrick Mahomes this weekend. And Ja'Marr Chase keeps dropping the ball.

Colts: Some good news for them as Carson Wentz, Quenton Nelson, & Ryan Kelly are returning to practice today.

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Aug 23, 2021
Cam Newton looks sharp + Antonio Brown kicked out | 8/20 #1
00:54:31

Patriots-Eagles: Mac Jones looked good, but a sharp Cam Newton performance may keep the starting QB job with the veteran. Meanwhile, Eagles coach Nick Sirianni tries to explain Jalen Hurts' surprising illness.

Fights and Injuries: Antonio Brown was kicked out of a Bucs-Titans scrimmage, and it was a bad day for the Jets.

Ben Roethlisberger: Is Dwayne Haskins making him feel antsy to show what he can do this preseason?

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Aug 20, 2021
Can’t Wait To See Trey Lance again + Teams With No Chance at Playoffs | 8/20 #2
00:44:18

Preseason Week 2: Florio and Charean name the things they can't wait to see this weekend, including the rookie QBs and QB battles for the Saints & Colts.

Cowboys: Charean weigh in on whether she thinks Dak will be ready for Week 1, and if Micah Parsons is the Defensive ROY favorite.

DRAFT - Teams With No Chance at the Playoffs: Who are Florio and Charean eliminating already?

Replay Review: Who is going to be making the big decisions that swing games this season?

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Aug 20, 2021
Aaron Rodgers speaks + Andy Dalton on Justin Fields | 8/19 #1
00:59:45

Aaron Rodgers: He had another candid press conference where he talked about farewell tours and whether or not he wants Clay Matthews back with the Packers. Also, do Florio and Simms really think Rodgers was "50/50" to retire right before training camp?

Bears: Andy Dalton says he is not focused on the fans clamoring for Justin Fields. Meanwhile, an injury is making Chicago desperate on the O-line.

Deshaun Watson: His lawyer says that the FBI speaking with the QB is actually a GOOD thing for his client.

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Aug 19, 2021
Carson Wentz "very antsy" & Broncos "pretty damn close" to QB decision | 8/19 #2
00:39:05

Cowboys: With Dak Prescott looking less likely to play in the preseason, why hasn't Dallas invested in a decent backup QB?

Colts: Frank Reich says Carson Wentz is “very antsy” to push his rehab forward, but what is the deadline for him to be ready for Week 1?

Broncos: Vic Fangio is "pretty damn close" to deciding on a starting QB, and Florio and Simms have no doubt who he should go to.

Fill In The Blank: Will we still be talking about the NFL's taunting penalties in mid-September? And the Ravens have a very odd success streak going.

DRAFT - Things to Look for in Preseason Week 2: Chris needs to see more from Ja'Marr Chase

Great Meaningless Moments in NFL History: We flash back to LeGarrette Blount's forgotten run in the 2013 Preseason.

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Aug 19, 2021
Jamal Adams gets paid + Jaguars cut Tim Tebow | 8/18 #1
01:05:30

Jamal Adams: He finally gets the big contract he wanted, as the Seahawks make him the highest-paid safety in the NFL. Tyrann Mathieu, who is waiting for his own extension, says "the disrespect is noted." And how will the hold-ins of Duane Brown and TJ Watt be resolved?

Tim Tebow: The Tebow tight end era is over...there was one? And why this shows us that Urban Meyer is learning from his mistakes.

Giants: Dave Gettleman says all the right things on whether this is a make-or-break year for Daniel Jones, even if it's not the truth. Meanwhile, John Mara claims Gettleman himself is not on the hot seat.

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Aug 18, 2021
Players mad about taunting rule + QBs Who Need to Show Us Something | 8/18 #2
00:33:41

Taunting: After John Mara claimed the league is "sick and tired" of taunting, some players clapped back at him.

Which Doesn't Belong and Why? Florio and Simms highlight some notable rookie performances from the weekend.

DRAFT - QBs Who Need to Show Us Something: Cam, Tua, and other passers who are under the gun this season.

Deshaun Watson: His head coach may have blown up the team's plans to stash him on IR.

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Aug 18, 2021
Cam vs Mac, Eason vs Ehlinger, and No more taunting | 8/17 #1
00:56:35

QB Competitions: Cam Newton says he hasn't been told that he is the Patriots starter, which means the door is still open for Mac Jones. And if Carson Wentz misses the start of the season, are the Colts better off with Jacob Eason or Sam Ehlinger?

Deshaun Watson: The Texans QB was absent from practice Monday, and there might not be a resolution to his status anytime soon.

No Taunting: Officials will be throwing more flags for taunting this season, which has fans crying "No Fun League" again.

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Aug 17, 2021
Tua, Hurts, Haskins film review + More snaps for Dalton? | 8/17 #2
00:42:19

I Watched The Film: Simms saw more good than bad from Tua Tagovailoa and Jalen Hurts this weekend. And could Dwayne Haskins be the successor to Ben Roethlisberger?

Bears QBs: While Bears fans clamor for Justin Fields, Matt Nagy says he wants Andy Dalton to get more snaps in the next preseason game.

DRAFT - Coaches Who Need To Show Me Something: It might be win-or-else for Zac Taylor and Kliff Kingsbury this year.

Vaccinations: The Falcons are the first team to reach 100%, but will some teams fall as they make roster cuts?

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Aug 17, 2021
Trey Lance & Justin Fields shine in debuts | 8/16 #1
00:58:51

Rookie QBs Debut: Trey Lance and Justin Fields posted some highlights in their first preseason action, and the fans are already clamoring for them to start. Are they ready?

What did Simms think of 2 rookies who are already destined to start, Trevor Lawrence & Zach Wilson? And are the Jaguars trying to goose Gardner Minshew's trade value?

Saints: Sean Payton says he's not comparing Taysom Hill & Jameis Winston yet. And are things really smoothed over between New Orleans and Michael Thomas?

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Aug 16, 2021
Simms loves Love + Dak's latest MRI | 8/16 #2
00:39:56

Preseason Week 1 Superlatives: Simms was impressed by Jordan Love & Mac Jones. Meanwhile, Florio says the Seahawks only have themselves to blame for the Jamal Adams hold-in.

Dak Prescott: The latest MRI says his shoulder is healing. But do we believe that the Cowboys aren't concerned about him?

DRAFT - Preseason Stuff That Matters: Dwayne Haskins' demise is greatly exaggerated, and we should expect more officiating uncertainty this season.

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Aug 16, 2021
Dak & Burrow rehab questions, and Josh Allen gets paid
00:36:35

Florio & Simms discuss Josh Allen's new deal and what it means for Baker Mayfield and Lamar Jackson; Dak Prescott on Hard Knocks; Joe Burrow's struggles returning from ACL injury; "Holding In" is the latest negotiating tactic for TJ Watt, Jamal Adams, and Duane Brown.

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Aug 11, 2021
PFT-Chris Simms Unbuttoned Joint Collaboration
00:43:24

Simms is back to join Florio for a PFT-Unbuttoned Joint Collaboration to discuss Aaron Rodgers, Deshaun Watson, Zach Wilson, and Xavien Howard

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Jul 28, 2021
"Stay safe. Be smart. Light fuse. And get away." | 7/2
00:29:52

Florio analyzes the aftermath of the penalties imposed on Washington owner Daniel Snyder, and answers your mailbag questions to kick-start July 4th weekend.

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Jul 02, 2021
Could Aaron Rodgers opt out? | 6/25 #1
01:01:10

Tom Brady: He says he doesn’t think about his legacy, but do Mike and Big Cat believe him?

Aaron Rodgers: Conspiracy Mike wonders if he could opt out this season.

NCAA: Mike explains the latest on their fight to aboid paying their players.

PFT Props: Big Cat gives his best bets for MVP and more

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Jun 25, 2021
Big Cats Top 10 QBs + Best Throwback Helmets | 6/25 #2
00:38:33

PFT Mailbag: Does Vikings fan Florio or Bears fan Big Cat want Aaron Rodgers to stay away more? Who are Big Cats Top 10 QBs?

Which Doesn't Belong and Why? Hot seat head coaches and veteran QBs

DRAFT: Best Secondary Helmets - Now that the NFL is allowing throwback helmets, which ones do Florio and Big Cat want to see most?

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Jun 25, 2021
Davante Adams on Aaron Rodgers + Simms Top 5 QBs | 6/24 #1
01:11:12

Packers: Davante Adams says that Packers players don't discuss the Aaron Rodgers situation much.

Browns: Their defensive coordinator is very excited about their 2 top rookies.

Simms Top 40 QB Countdown: We reached the Top 5 with Russell Wilson, Aaron Rodgers, Josh Allen, & Deshaun Watson.

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Jun 24, 2021
Bucs as Goodfellas + Simms' QB #1 | 6/24 #2
00:28:11

PFT Mailbag: What franchise needs a Super Bowl win the most? What does Chris think of Bills GM Brandon Beane's calves? And the guys compare the Buccaneers to characters from Goodfellas.

Simms Top 40 QB Countdown: We reach the end with #1, and no surprise it's Patrick Mahomes.

DRAFT: All-Time In Their Prime Team - Mike and Chris continue the draft they started yesterday with the best players of all time.

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Jun 24, 2021
Travis Kelce on Chiefs "failure" + Kyler & Lamar in Simms Top 40 | 6/23 #1
00:55:12

Chiefs: Travis Kelce says Kansas City was a failure last season because they didn't win the Super Bowl. Do Florio & Simms agree?

Simms Top 40 QB Countdown: #7 Kyler Murray & #6 Lamar Jackson

Carl Nassib: The NFL's only openly gay player now has the NFL's top-selling jersey.

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Jun 23, 2021
Bar Debates + All-Time In Their Prime Team | 6/23 #2
00:44:19

PFT Mailbag: You guys sent in some great questions for Mike and Chris to mull over. Was Phil Simms better than Joe Namath? Is Brian Dawkins better than Ed Reed? And could the best college team of all-time beat the worst NFL team?

NCAA: They are apparently in the denial phase of grief after the Supreme Court cut them down at the knees.

DRAFT: Best All-Time In Their Prime Team: How would Florio and Simms fill out their best team of all-time?

Bill Belichick: He's once again pretending that he doesn't use analytics.

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Jun 23, 2021
Carl Nassib becomes NFL's only openly gay player | 6/22 #1
00:55:14

Carl Nassib: The Raiders defensive end came out yesterday and is now the NFL's only openly gay player, and he is already getting support from around the league.

NCAA: The Supreme Court made a decision yesterday that will forever change college sports' history of profiting off unpaid players.

Tom Brady: What other starting QB did he call a "motherf***er"?

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Jun 22, 2021
Dak Prescott & Matthew Stafford in Simms Top 40 + Aaron Donald or Gang of Florios? | 6/22 #2
00:44:04

Simms Top 40: Dak Prescott is #9, but is he good enough to carry the Cowboys for a whole season? Matthew Stafford is #8...is this the season he finally shows us how good he is? Finally, a fan asks an important question...if you had to fight Aaron Donald or a certain # of Florios, at what # of Florios do you choose Aaron Donald?

DRAFT: "No Excuses" - What players, coaches, and teams have no excuse for a bad season this year?

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Jun 22, 2021
LaFleur on Jordan Love + Browns better without OBJ? | 6/21 #1
01:04:36

Bears & Packers: Simms reacts to what Justin Fields said about Andy Dalton. And Florio throws cold water on a sensational headline about Matt LaFleur and Jordan Love.

Browns: It looks like Baker Mayfield will have a healthy Odell Beckham this season...is that a good thing?

Deshaun Watson: Lawyers on both sides of his cases had something to say this weekend.

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Jun 21, 2021
Brady #10 in Simms Top 40 + DRAFT: Best Game-Saving Plays | 6/21 #2
00:34:59

Simms Top 40 QB Countdown: Has Ryan Tannehill made Derrick Henry better? What is Justin Herbert's ceiling? And Simms defends against the Twitter mob who is mad that he put Tom Brady #10.

DRAFT: Best Game-Saving Plays - On the heels of the Islanders last-second save Saturday night, what greatest NFL defensive plays to save a game?

TWITTER POLL: The people have spoken...Mike Florio is a vampire.

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Jun 21, 2021
Matt LaFleur's QB plan + Big Cat on Fields vs Dalton | 6/18 #1
00:56:27

Big Cat is back! Dan joins Mike to talk about all of the offseason news since he last appeared on the show.

Aaron Rodgers: Matt LaFleur says the Packers training camp plan won't change with or without his MVP QB, and Big Cat just wants Rodgers to be happy.

Bears: Matt Nagy lays out his QB depth chart (for now) and Chicago fan Big Cat isn't too happy about it. And Florio plays a game of "which rookie is it?" with quotes about Mitchell Trubisky and Justin Fields.

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Jun 18, 2021
Offseason Grades for 49ers, Rams, Pats + All-Time Best Madden Covers | 6/18 #2
00:45:34

COVID Protocols: The NFL revealed more layers of its testing rules for unvaccinated players, and Bills WR Cole Beasley lashes out at his union.

Offseason Grades: Big Cat tells us what he thought of moves by the 49ers, Rams, Colts, Titans, and Patriots.

Minicamp News: Patrick Mahomes' toe, Dwayne Haskins' future in Pittsburgh, and the Browns say their offense is better with OBJ.

DRAFT: All-Time Best Madden Covers: Big Cat debuts a new edition of the video game franchise.

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Jun 18, 2021
NFL loosens COVID protocols for vaccinated players + Jon Gruden finally speaks | 6/17 #1
00:53:11

NFL COVID protocols: As coaches are trying to convince their players to get vaccinated, the NFL released strong incentives that will make life difficult for those who choose not to.

Jon Gruden: For the first time in months, the Raiders coach spoke to the media. He says he has higher expectations this year, but does it matter if he doesn't meet them?

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Jun 17, 2021
Baker is #13 in Simms Top 40 + Best Non-QBs in AFC West | 6/17 #2
00:48:57

Lamar Jackson: What did John Harbaugh mean when he called his QB's big contract extension "a done deal"?

Simms Top 40 QB Countdown: #15 Matt Ryan, #14 Derek Carr, #13 Baker Mayfield

Good, Bad, Ugly: Chandler Jones and Xavien Howard are unhappy with their contracts, but how will they get resolved?

DRAFT: Best Non-QBs in AFC West: The Chiefs dominate this discussion.

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Jun 17, 2021
Aaron Rodgers on "quiet offseason" + Jamal Adams contract dispute? | 6/16 #1
00:57:52

Aaron Rodgers: Ahead of his golf match with Tom Brady, the Packers QB talked about his "quiet offseason." Is this a sign that he's preparing to come back to Green Bay?

Derek Carr: The Raiders QB says "I would probably quit football if I had to play anywhere else." But is his team as committed to him?

Ben Roethlisberger: New Steelers OC Matt Canada speaks about how he'll handle his veteran QB and what Pittsburgh is going to do about their run game.

Jamal Adams: Although he was officially excused from mandatory minicamp, the word is that he is not happy with his contract. Simms says he shouldn't be.

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Jun 16, 2021
Tua's Practice INTs + 2021 Leap Candidates | 6/16 #2
00:44:55

Simms Top 40 QB Countdown: Joe Burrow is #17, but are the Bengals giving him enough to succeed? Kirk Cousins is #16...does Florio love him or hate him today?

Minicamp Roundup: Will the Mac Jones competition help Cam Newton? And how big a deal should we make of Tua Tagovailoa's interceptions at Dolphins practice?

DRAFT: 2021 Leap Candidates: What young players will make a jump this season?

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Jun 16, 2021
Texans GM on Deshaun Watson "decision" + Stephon Gilmore trade destinations | 6/15 #1
01:05:17

Deshaun Watson: Texans GM Nick Caserio talks about a big decision they have to make on his QB before training camp. Could Watson be traded even before his civil lawsuits are settled?

Patriots: Stephon Gilmore held out of mandatory minicamp. If the Patriots don't want to rework his contract, where could they deal him? And Cam Newton struggled throwing in the rain yesterday.

Danielle Hunter: The Vikings pass rusher is happier now that the team restructured his deal.

Sam Darnold: He came in at #19 in the Simms Top 40 QB Countdown, but are we giving him too much of a pass for the Jets dysfunction?

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Jun 15, 2021
Carson Wentz is Simms QB18 + DRAFT: Best All-Time Game-Worn Souvenirs | 6/15 #2
00:36:56

Colts: Carson Wentz comes in at #18 on the Simms Top 40 QB Countdown. And looking at each position, how strong is the supporting cast around him?

Aaron Rodgers: Florio has a theory about how former teammate James Jones could factor into a resolution.

DRAFT: Game-Worn Souvenirs That Would Make Us Lose Our Minds - What mementos would make Florio and Simms react like the kid who got Novak Djokovic's raquet?

Chiefs: Chris Jones is learning a new position to wreak more havoc on the D-line.

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Jun 15, 2021
Mark Murphy keeps poking Aaron Rodgers + Travis Kelce calls Browns a contender | 6/14 #1
01:11:53

Kyler Murray: He says the Cowboys were "always ass" when he grew up. He's not wrong.

Aaron Rodgers: Packers CEO Mark Murphy called Rodgers "a complicated fella." Will he soon have to answer for how he's handling this situation?

Kyle Shanahan: He keeps spinning that the 49ers were never going to draft Mac Jones. Florio and Simms aren't buying it.

Browns: Travis Kelce called Cleveland "definitely a contender." How close are the Browns to catching the Chiefs?

Russell Wilson: After all the rumors of the offseason, the Seahawks QB claims he never asked for a trade. Does anyone believe him?

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Jun 14, 2021
Sean McVay: "I didn't say that!" + Le'Veon Bell bashes Andy Reid | 6/14 #2
00:27:26

Rams: Sean McVay says he's in a "better mood" this offseason because of Matthew Stafford, but clarifies that's no shot at Jared Goff.

Le'Veon Bell: He says he'll never play for Andy Reid again. Will any other coach give him a chance anyway?

DRAFT: "Get The Hell Outta Here With That" Florio and Simms throw cold water on some offseason spin from coaches, players, and fans.

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Jun 14, 2021
Russell Wilson & Sean McVay try to put the toothpaste back in the tube | 6/11 #1
01:04:55

Russell Wilson addresses his reported trade demand and criticism of his o-line; Kyler Murray won't close the door on his baseball career; Sean McVay said he's in a way better mood this year, but claims it has nothing to do with Jared Goff not being there; the guys call BS on the anti-vax crowd

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Jun 11, 2021
Aaron Rodgers Word Association + Best Friday Draft | 6/11 #2
00:34:29

Florio & Myles Simmons play a game of Word Association: Aaron Rodgers edition; Is Julio Jones overrated, underrated, or properly rated?; and the guys draft the best Fridays of the year

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Jun 11, 2021
Jordan Love meets the media + Tom Brady talks repeat | 6/10 #1
01:01:38

Florio & Simms react to Jordan Love's press conference where he discusses stepping in for Aaron Rodgers; Tom Brady talks about the challenges in repeating as Super Bowl champs; DeAndre Hopkins questions why a team would want a 1st round pick over a talent like him or Julio Jones

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Jun 10, 2021
Ranking Jimmy G & Cam Newton + DRAFT: Best Non-QBs in AFC East | 6/10 #2
00:37:50

Florio & Simms hit the next QBs in the Top 40 Countdown: #21 Jimmy G and #20 Cam Newton; a game of 'What's More Likely' concerning Justin Fields, Kirk Cousins, and Dak Prescott; the guys draft the best non-QBs in the AFC East

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Jun 10, 2021
Rodgers officially a no-show + Brady itching for reps | 6/9 #1
00:55:09

Florio & Simms discuss Aaron Rodgers officially skipping minicamp, and the underwhelming reviews from Jordan Love's throwing performance; Sean Payton gushes about his WR room; the NFL & NFLPA continue to soften their stance on marijuana.

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Jun 10, 2021
Simms Top 40 QB Countdown: 22 & 23 + DRAFT: Best Non-QBs in NFC East | 6/9 #2
00:44:23

Florio & Simms discuss 2 more QBs in the Top 40 Countdown: #23 Ryan Fitzpatrick and #22 Big Ben; Jared Goff feels empowered by the Lions coaching staff; the guys draft the best non-QBs in the NFC East, and one famous RB is nowhere to be found.


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Jun 10, 2021
Aaron Rodgers skipping minicamp + Best WR Duos in NFL | 6/8 #1
01:05:46

It's a birthday celebration as Charean Williams and the PFT writers leave some kind-hearted messages for Florio.

Aaron Rodgers: Should the Packers fine him for missing mandatory minicamp this week?

Best WR Duos: As Julio Jones joins the Titans, Florio and Simms play "Fill In The Blank" to see what are the best WR duos in the NFL.

Jim Fassel: Simms has fond memories of the former Giants head coach.

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Jun 08, 2021
How long will Bruce Arians coach? + DRAFT: Best Non-QBs in NFC South | 6/8 #2
00:33:41

Ja'Wuan James: He had a busy Monday. After filing a grievance against the Broncos, he was signed by the Ravens.

Bruce Arians: He and Jason Licht got new contracts...how long can we expect him to keep coaching?

Simms Top 40 QB Countdown: #26 Daniel Jones, #25 Jameis Winston, #24 Taysom Hill

DRAFT: Best Non-QBs in NFC South: This division is stacked.

"Happy Birthday? No such thing." Peter King has a special message for Florio.


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Jun 08, 2021
Julio Jones traded to Titans + Packers CEO on "divided" fan base | 6/7 #1
01:08:48

Julio Jones to the Titans: Florio and Simms hit all angles of the big trade...How much better does this make the Titans? Why didn't the Falcons get more for him? How could they have? Is Ryan Tannehill an upgrade from Matt Ryan?

Aaron Rodgers: Packers CEO Mark Murphy (perhaps unnecessarily) said “The situation we face with Aaron Rodgers has divided our fan base.” Is he right?

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Jun 07, 2021
Russell Wilson back in Seattle + DRAFT: Best Non-QBs in the AFC South | 6/7 #2
00:30:50

Cam Newton: How much does his hand injury Friday open the door for Mac Jones?

Russell Wilson: He's flying back to Seattle for OTAs. Does this change anything for his long-term outlook with the Seahawks?

DRAFT: Best Non-QBs in the AFC South - Where does Julio come in?

BREAKING NEWS: Ja'Wuan James files a grievance to get back the money he lost with his injury.

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Jun 07, 2021
Cam vs Mac, Mahomes on 20-0, and Getcha Popcorn Ready for CeeDee Lamb | 6/4 #1
01:03:59

Florio & Peter King react to Josh McDaniels on the Patriots QB competition between Cam Newton and Mac Jones; Patrick Mahomes & Andy Reid defend the "20-0" comment; CeeDee Lamb says 'Getcha Popcorn Ready'; the latest on NFL players getting vaccinated; how much longer will Roger Goodell stay on as NFL Commissioner

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Jun 04, 2021
Rodgers & Julio predictions, plus All-Time NFL Dinner Guests | 6/4 #2
00:35:20

Florio & Peter King predict how the Aaron Rodgers & Julio Jones situations will play out; a quick game of 'Which Doesn't Belong & Why'; the guys draft their all-time NFL dinner guests; and will the Deshaun Watson situation be resolved by training camp?

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Jun 04, 2021
Will Falcons tell Julio to stay away? + Andy Dalton still Bears QB1? | 6/3 #1
01:00:24

Aaron Rodgers: Matt LaFleur hopes his QB shows up to mandatory minicamp next Tuesday. Why should Rodgers come back sooner than later?

Julio Jones: Arthur Smith doesn't divulge if he expects his star WR at camp. Why would it make sense for the Falcons to tell him to stay away?

Bears QBs: Andy Dalton says nothing has changed for him despite Chicago drafting Justin Fields. Did the Bears promise Dalton that he will be the starter?

NFL News: Some COVID roster rule changes could be here to stay. And the league rectifies a problem with its concussion settlement.

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Jun 03, 2021
Brady admits 4th down gaffe + DRAFT: Best Non-QBs in NFC North | 6/3 #2
00:38:49

Myles Garrett: After further review, he's "retired" from basketball.

Lamar Jackson: Ravens OC Greg Roman says we could be seeing Jackson under center this year.

Tom Brady: 8 months later, he finally admits that he didn't know it was 4th down in Chicago. Does it make him any less of a sore loser?

DRAFT: Best Non-QBs in NFC North: Do any Lions make the Top 10?

Andy Dalton: Florio has an update on what the Bears promised him.

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Jun 03, 2021
Big Ben says pay cut "was my idea" + Bruce Arians compares Trask to Luck | 6/2 #1
01:09:01

It's June 2nd, and Mike explains why this is a significant day for GMs and the salary cap.

Ben Roethlisberger: The Steelers QB spoke yesterday about the "total reconstruction" of his elbow, how hard it is to learn Pittsburgh's new offense, and the pay cut he took this year. But Florio thinks either he or the Steelers will have regrets about running it back for another year.

Bruce Arians: He doesn't expect Tom Brady to practice at the Bucs upcoming minicamp, but Kyle Trask is already reminding him of Andrew Luck.

Zac Taylor: He's excited about Joe Burrow and impressed by Ja'Marr Chase. Will that duo have a bigger impact this season than Tua Tagovailoa and Jaylen Waddle?

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Jun 02, 2021
Lawrence & Wilson enter Simms Top 40 + DRAFT: Best Non-QBs in AFC North | 6/2 #2
00:30:18

Handicapping QB Competitions: Florio & Simms give percentage chances on Week 1 starters for the Saints, Broncos, Patriots, Bears, & 49ers

Simms Top 40 QB Countdown: #28 Trevor Lawrence & #27 Zach Wilson...Who will win more games this year?

DRAFT: Best Non-QBs in AFC North: How many Browns make Florio & Simms' Top 10?

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Jun 02, 2021
Julio Jones latest + Kirk's days with Vikings numbered? | 6/1 #1
01:05:15

Julio Jones: The Titans emerge as the favorite to trade for him, but how much will they have to give up?

Patrick Mahomes: He spoke about the possibility of Aaron Rodgers joining the AFC West, and how badly he wants to go 20-0.

Kirk Cousins: After Florio confirmed that the Vikings wanted to trade up for Justin Fields, what does this mean for Kirk Cousin's future in Minnesota?

Player Press Conferences: In the wake of the Naomi Osaka drama at the French Open, Florio wonders if the NFL should stop forcing players to speak to the media.

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Jun 01, 2021
Mac Jones #30 on Simms Top 40 + DRAFT: Best Non-QBs in NFC West | 6/1 #2
00:34:16

Simms Top 40 QB Countdown: #30 Mac Jones, #29 Andy Dalton

Joe Burrow & Tua Tagovailoa: One wants to "be more explosive", the other needs to "let it loose."

DRAFT: Best Non-QBs in NFC West: Which team has the most elite players?

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Jun 01, 2021
1st rounder for Julio? + Russ stays away from OTAs | 5/28 #1
00:57:06

Peter King joins Florio to talk about the latest development on the Julio Jones and Aaron Rodgers fronts.

With Russell Wilson a no-show at Seahawks OTAs, is there any chance Seattle could move him this offseason?

The Texans keep Texan-ing as they find a petty way to anger the local media.

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May 28, 2021
Peter King's Power Rankings | 5/28 #2
00:42:14

Power Rankings: Mike asks Peter about the things that stuck out about the Power Rankings he released this week.

DRAFT: Next Player to Make a Power Play - Who will follow Aaron Rodgers & Russell Wilson's lead?

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May 28, 2021
Brady trolls Rodgers + Adam Vinatieri retires | 5/27 #1
01:00:52

Aaron Rodgers: Tom Brady trolls him ahead of their exhibition golf match. Meanwhile, Alex Smith defends him against his "inexcusable" treatment by the Packers.

Julio Jones: AJ Brown keeps making videos to court him to Tennessee.

Trevor Lawrence: He spoke with Mike about his pitch count with his injured non-throwing shoulder, and the arrival of Tim Tebow to the locker room.

NFL news: The league loosens its COVID restrictions on vaccinated players, sets a salary cap ceiling (whatever that means), and changes an on-field rule about low blocks.

Adam Vinatieri: The legendary kicker announced his retirement, and we talk about his most memorable moments.

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May 27, 2021
Tua admits his rookie limitations + Best Special Teamers of All-Time | 5/27 #2
00:34:09

Tua Tagovailoa: He admits the Dolphins had to keep the play calls simple as a rookie, and Chris likes his candor.

Simms Top 40 QB Countdown: #33 Drew Lock, #32 Teddy Bridgewater, #31 Jared Goff

DRAFT: Best Special Teamers of All-Time: Where does Adam Vinatieri fit in?

Stefon Diggs: He says he wants FIVE Super Bowl rings

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May 27, 2021
Dak & Burrow back on the field + Did Jimmy G request a trade? | 5/26 #1
01:04:52

Julio Jones: Despite reporters' best efforts, Arthur Smith remains tight-lipped about the Falcons plans for their star WR.

Aaron Rodgers: Matt LaFleur reacts (or doesn't) to his QB's "people" comments on Monday. And he likes what he sees from Jordan Love.

QB Injuries: Dak Prescott and Joe Burrow are both back on the field, but how close to 100% are they?

Jimmy Garoppolo: Did demanding a trade ever cross his mind as he tried to deal with the Trey Lance news?

NFL News: The league plans a big unified start to training camp, and expect full stadiums for every team in the fall. But why is Sean McDermott concerned about the Bills vaccination rate?

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May 26, 2021
Tua #34 on Simms Top 40 + DRAFT: Julio's Next Team | 5/26 #2
00:34:10

Washington: As Ryan Fitzpatrick puts on his 9th team practice jersey, can he be more Fitzmagic than Fitztragic for the Football Team? And where do WFT's weapons rank among the NFC East teams?

Simms Top 40 QB Countdown: #35 Tyrod Taylor, #34 Tua Tagovailoa

DRAFT: Julio Jones' Next Team - Will A.J. Brown's sales pitch make a difference?

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May 26, 2021
Aaron Rodgers: "I love Jordan Love" + Julio Jones "I'm out of there" | 5/25 #1
00:54:08

Aaron Rodgers: He finally weighs in on all the reports surrounding him and the Packers. How much does Florio buy what he's selling?

Julio Jones: The star WR (perhaps inadvertently) admitted that he wants out of Atlanta. But why might the Falcons get less than what they'd want for him?

Drew Lock: He's blocking out the Rodgers-to-Broncos rumors. But should he also worry about Deshaun Watson coming to Denver?

Buccaneers: Tom Brady is organizing team workouts while telling teammates to skip OTAs.

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May 25, 2021
Kellen Mond enters Simms Top 40 QB Countdown + Active WR Who Will Make HOF | 5/25 #2
00:44:40

Rams: After they upgraded at QB with Matthew Stafford, how does the rest of their team stack up? Is this a Super Bowl roster?

Simms Top 40 QB Countdown: #37 Kellen Mond and #36 Marcus Mariota

DRAFT: Active WR Who Will Make the Hall of Fame (Where does Julio Jones come in?)

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May 25, 2021
Julio Jones trade talk + Pete Carroll calls Russell Wilson drama "old news" | 5/24 #1
00:59:29

Julio Jones: The trade chatter is heating up around the Falcons star WR. What's the best landing spot for him...Patriots? Packers?

Russell Wilson: Pete Carroll calls the drama "old news," but what else is he going to say?

Deshaun Watson: Is Texans owner Cal McNair trying to bring a resolution to his QB's legal issues?

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May 24, 2021
Simms Top 40 QB Countdown (#40-38) & NFL's Best Old Man Feats | 5/24 #2
00:39:34

Simms Top 40 QB Countdown - The countdown begins with #40 Case Keenum, #39 Justin Fields, and #38 Trey Lance.

Saints QB: Jameis Winston is the favorite to be the Saints starting QB over Taysom Hill. Should he be?

DRAFT: Best Old Man Feats in NFL History: Inspired by Phil Mickelson's historic major victory at 50 years old.

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May 24, 2021
Falcons want to trade Julio + Conspiracy Mike on Julian Edelman | 5/21 #1
00:57:49

Charean joins Florio for a football Friday.

Julio Jones: Reports are that the Falcons want to trade Julio Jones. Why? And where could he go?

Julian Edelman: He says he is staying retired, but Conspiracy Mike has his own theories.

Tim Tebow: As he had his first practice with the team, the Jaguars are already selling his jersey.

Washington: They cut a mainstay of their offensive line, and Dan Snyder is looking to build a new stadium.

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May 21, 2021
Do Cowboys need backup QB? + Most Memorable Plays by Losing Team | 5/21 #2
00:41:11

Cowboys: Charean and Mike answer some offseason questions on Dallas. Do they need a better backup behind Dak Prescott? Can Dan Quinn save their defense?

Which Doesn't Belong & Why? As Bruce Arians calls Blaine Gabbert "the most underrated player in the NFL," we look at Buccaneers QBs and NFC head coaches with a Super Bowl win.

DRAFT: Most Memorable Plays by a Losing Team: In honor of perhaps the greatest catch of Julio Jones' career, we look at other amazing plays that didn't come in a win.

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May 21, 2021
Deshaun Watson posts workout + Jaguars sign Tim Tebow | 5/20 #1
00:50:16

Deshaun Watson: He broke weeks of social media silence to post some videos of him working out. Is this a sign that he's any closer to settling his cases and being traded?

BREAKING NEWS: The Jaguars signed Tim Tebow. Now how much of a distraction will he be?

Antonio Brown: Bucs GM Jason Licht says there's no concern to the WR not being officially signed yet.

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May 20, 2021
NFL's Best Deep Threats + Playoff Duels We Want To See | 5/20 #2
00:48:45

Browns & Eagles: GM Andrew Berry seems to want to sign Baker Mayfield to an extension soon, but should he be concerned with what happened to the Eagles & Carson Wentz? Meanwhile, current TimPhilly QB Jalen Hurts is not afraid to compete.

NFL's Best Deep Threats: NFL Twitter got up in a tizzy about whether Tyreek Hill is a better deep threat than Randy Moss, so Mike and Chris look at the game's best deep threats today.

DRAFT: Playoff Duels We Want To See: Inspired by LeBron vs Steph

Tim Tebow: Just a couple of hours into his Jaguars tenure, we're already seeing signs of preferential treatment.

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May 20, 2021
Joe Burrow "on track" + Knee injury holding back AB? | 5/19 #1
00:57:33

Joe Burrow: His surgeon says "He's on track for full go for start of the season," but can the Bengals afford to ease him in?

Antonio Brown: Despite reportedly agreeing to sign him 3 weeks ago, the Bucs still haven't made the AB deal official. Conspiracy Mike has some ideas on what might be holding things up.

Falcons: Unlike Aaron Rodgers, Matt Ryan feels appreciated by his front office. And could Julio Jones still be traded before the season?

Washington: After just signing an offensive tackle, could they be shipping out another one?

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May 19, 2021
Big Ben "still has the goods"? + Draft: Comeback Player of the Year | 5/19 #2
00:41:42

Hour 2 of this Wednesday PFT is about shruken apple heads, with some football sandwiched in between.

Steelers: Cam Heyward says that Ben Roethlisberger “still has the goods”...is he right? And how does the rest of the Steelers roster stack up against the rest of the league?

Would You Rather... Have the fans hype you up vs Jalen Ramsey, or not notice you at all? Have Patrick Mahomes or a kicker who makes every kick?

DRAFT: Comeback Player of the Year: Should you win CPOY if you're coming back from sucking?

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May 19, 2021
Ryan Kerrigan signs with Eagles + Colts talk up Carson Wentz | 5/18 #1
00:55:58

OTAs: As hundreds of players show up to team facilities to attend workouts, NFLPA President blames the media for influencing them to do so.

Ryan Kerrigan: The former Washington pass rusher joins the division rival Eagles.

Tim Tebow: A former teammate calls out the Tebow-to-Jags story for what it really is.

Colts: Frank Reich thinks that Carson Wentz is not broken.

Ron Wolf: The Hall of Fame Packers GM says "We have a lot of divas playing in the league right now," and he's not wrong.

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May 18, 2021
Flores on Tua improvements + QB-Coach Royal Rumble | 5/18 #2
00:43:29

Dolphins: Brian Flores says that Tua Tagovailoa know where he has to improve. And where do the Dolphins other positions groups rank among the NFL?

QB-Coach Royal Rumble: Inspired by a Simms mailbag question, which team's QB-head coach combo would win a battle royale?

DRAFT: Best Announcer Catchphrase: As Marv Albert announces his retirement, Mike and Chris look at the NFL announcers they remember most.

Broncos: In a historic hire, Denver makes Kelly Kliene their Executive Director of Football Operations.

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May 18, 2021
Kyle Shanahan shades Florio + Rookie QBs in action | 5/17 #1
00:55:47

Rookie QBs: With rookie mincamps underway, Simms and Florio look at the quarterbacks of the future. Trevor Lawrence is on a pitch count. Kyle Shanahan might be under pressure to start Trey Lance, but he's not going to "give Mike Florio some headline." Is Andy Dalton really the QB1 over Justin Fields?

Deshaun Watson: As Texans Head Coach David Culley declines to comment on the QB, Florio breaks down the latest back-and-forth between the lawyers on both sides.

Rookie RBs: Najee Harris learns there are no boosters at NFL practices, and is Travis Etienne going to play WR?

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May 17, 2021
LaFleur wants Rodgers back + NFL's Best Wingmen | 5/17 #2
00:43:27

Matt LaFleur says "We want Aaron Rodgers back in the worst way." But how much incentive does Brian Gutekunst have to trade him?

Vikings QBs: Kellen Mond says he is trying to mimic Kirk Cousins.

Ja'Wuan James: The Broncos cut him and voided his contract guarantees, and now he's mad at the NFLPA for putting him in a bad situation. Can he recoup his money from the union?

DRAFT: NFL's Best Wingmen - Inspired by the 35th anniversary of Top Gun's release.

Jalen Hurts: Nick Sirianni deflected on his starting QB, but is that the best approach?

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May 17, 2021
Deshaun developments + Teddy B criticizes Panthers | 5/14 #1
00:53:26

Myles Simmons joins Florio to talk about the latest reports on the Aaron Rodgers situation, and whether Jimmy Garoppolo is legitimately still the 49ers starting QB.

Deshaun Watson’s lawyer said something interesting yesterday, and Florio thinks it’s a good sign for the Texans QB’s camp.

New Broncos QB Teddy Bridgewater had some criticism for the Panthers practice habits, and Carolina coach Matt Rhule responded.

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May 14, 2021
Week 1 Favorites + SMDH Offseason Moves | 5/14 #2
00:45:44

With the 2021 schedule released, we already have odds for the Week 1 matchups. Should the 49ers be TD road favorites when we don’t know who their QB is?

Meanwhile, new Jets RB Michael Carter says new Jets QB Zach Wilson should have been the #1 pick over Trevor Lawrence.

Chiefs GM Brett Veach talks about Kansas City’s draft with Florio.

DRAFT: Biggest SMDH Offseason Moves (inspired by bags of gasoline)

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May 14, 2021
2021 Schedule Released | 5/13 #1
00:59:11

The 2021 Schedule is out, and Florio and Simms first look at the path the Bucs and Chiefs have to get back to the Super Bowl.

The Packers have 5 primetime games despite the Aaron Rodgers uncertainty. And former FB John Kuhn may want to beat up Florio.

Deshaun Watson - After a few weeks of silence, a new development tells us a settlement might not be coming.

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May 13, 2021
Easiest September Schedules + Best Games of 2021 | 5/13 #2
00:40:13

Easiest Early Schedules - Florio and Simms continue to unpack the 2021 schedule. Are the 49ers, Ravens, Panthers and Jaguars set up for fast starts?

Schedule Quirks - Is it good or bad that the Browns play the Ravens in back-to-back games? How tough are Week 14 byes?

DRAFT: Best Games of 2021 - Florio plays some shenanigans with his 3rd pick.

RIP Jerry Burns - The former Vikings coach had some epic rants.

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May 13, 2021
Bust The Tebow Narratives + Lions almost traded up | 5/12 #1
00:52:23

As Urban Meyer tries to play coy about signing Tim Tebow, reports emerge that not everyone in his building loves the move. And Florio and Simms examine some Tebow narratives: Could he play a Taysom Hill role? Could he change the culture in Jacksonville?

A Falcons behind-the-scenes video shows that the Lions wanted to trade up to #4 right before Atlanta took Kyle Pitts. Who was Detroit targeting?

A Rams teammate feud is resolved as Robert Woods will be wearing #2 next season instead of Jalen Ramsey.

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May 12, 2021
Week 1 Schedule Released | 5/12 #2
00:47:02

It's schedule release day! Florio and Simms first draft at the teams that need a strong September, and then dive into the big matchups of Week 1, including the Cowboys-Buccaneers kickoff and Bears-Rams Sunday Night Football.

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May 12, 2021
Davante Adams backs Aaron Rodgers + Gronk wants Edelman comeback | 5/11 #1
00:51:07

Davante Adams voiced support for Aaron Rodgers yesterday. Could the Packers eventually lose their star WR too?

Texans GM Nick Caserio is excited for QB Davis Mills. Does the rookie have a chance to start this season?

Julian Edelman said he's done, but Rob Gronkowski still could see a comeback from his former Patriots teammate.

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May 11, 2021
Tim Tebow is back + How long will Cam Newton start? | 5/11 #2
00:48:04

After 8 years out of the league, Tim Tebow is back in the NFL. Is this signing just a money grab by the Jaguars? And are they taking a risk with their locker room? Chris and Mike also look at the rest of Jacksonville's roster to see where it stacks up in the NFL.

Cam Newton turns 32 today. He's currently the favorite to be the Patriots starting QB, but when will Mac Jones overtake him?

DRAFT: NFL Reunions We'd Like To See - Belichick and the Giants, Big Ben and AB, and other tandems we'd want to see reunited.

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May 11, 2021
Zach Wilson has to "earn" QB job + DK Metcalf is FAST | 5/10 #1
00:53:49

With Rookie Minicamps opening, the Jets say Zach Wilson has to "earn" the starting QB job. How quickly will that happen? Also, where is Jon Gruden as the Raiders take flack for another questionable draft pick? And Colts GM Chris Ballard loves his 1st round pick.

Steelers GM Kevin Colbert says "none of us know" if this will be Ben Roethlisberger's last year. Could he play beyond 2021?

DK Metcalf came in last in his 100m race, but still showed how much of a world-class athlete he is.

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May 10, 2021
Rankings Rodgers' supporting cast + Best "Hi Mom" moments | 5/10 #2
00:45:27

Ranking Packers - When you dive into Green Bay's position groups, does Aaron Rodgers have a reason to be upset about his supporting cast?

Eagles GM Howie Roseman wants Jalen Hurts to "run with" the starting QB job.

DRAFT: Best On Camera Player Quotes - Aside from "hi mom!" what are the best soundbites we've heard from NFL players?

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May 10, 2021
Sean Payton on Saints QBs + NFLPA calls NFL "gutless" | 5/7 #1
00:53:41

Friday means Peter King joins Florio to review the week in football. Is the Aaron Rodgers-Packers relationship fixable? Could Jameis Winston revive his starting QB career with Sean Payton? And Jared Goff is happy the Lions didn't draft a QB.

The NFLPA called the NFL "gutless" for warning players about working out away from team facilities. But that doesn't mean the union has a leg to stand on.

Ravens GM Eric DeCosta explains the Ravens strategy for acquiring WRs.

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May 07, 2021
Evaluating Jags, Dolphins, & 49ers draft + "Who's stopping this offense?" | 5/7 #2
00:45:55

Mike and Peter look back at the draft for a few keys teams. Should the Jaguars have taken RB Travis Etienne in Round 1? Are the Dolphins finally done rebuilding? Did the 49ers plan to draft Trey Lance all along?

Speed Round: Which Doesn't Belong & Why? - 1st round QBs, Top WR picks, and 2nd round defenders.

DRAFT: Best Offensive Quartets - "Who's stopping this offense?"

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May 07, 2021
Aaron Rodgers drama continues + Trey Lance will sit for 2 years? | 5/6 #1
01:01:10

The Aaron Rodgers reports continue to flow...he mocked Packers GM Brian Gutekunst in text messages, he told prospective free agents that he might not be on Green Bay this season, and the Packers think the 49ers tampered with him. Florio and Simms unwrap all of the rumors.

49ers Owner Jed York says that he'd be fine with Trey Lance sitting for 2 years behind Jimmy Garoppolo. Is this just a smokescreen ahead of a Jimmy G trade, or is he serious?

On the heels of the Ja'Wuan James injury, the NFL reminds some surprised players that they could lose their contracts if they work out away from their team.

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May 06, 2021
GUEST: Lions GM Brad Holmes + NFL's Public Enemy No. 1 | 5/6 #2
00:38:27

Speed Round: Rookie RB Competitions - Will Sony Michel be bumped off the Patriots roster? Will Travis Etienne become "the guy" for the Jaguars?

GUEST: Lions GM Brad Holmes joins us live to talk about his Penei Sewell celebration, and if he knew how awkward his 3rd round pick would make the Eagles draft room.

DRAFT: NFL Public Enemy No. 1 - Inspired by habitual line-stepper Tom Wilson.

Kerryon Johnson - Florio thinks he knows why Brad Holmes couldn't confirm that he's cut the RB.

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May 06, 2021
NFLPA holdout burns Ja'Wuan James + Marcus Peters throws shade at Jalen Ramsey | 5/5 #1
00:52:45

The NFLPA's effort to skip OTAs might have its first casualty. Ja'Wuan James suffered a torn Achilles away from the team, and now might be out $10M.

While the Broncos are scrambling on their OL, the Ravens helped theirs by signing former division rival Alejandro Villanueva.

Howie Roseman explains his awkward fistbump in the Eagles draft room, and defends against those who claim he veers from the Eagles draft board.

Marcus Peters ripped the Rams, and ripped Jalen Ramsey too in the process. Is he close to Ramsey's level?

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May 05, 2021
Bradshaw blasts Rodgers (again) + Most improved position groups | 5/5 #2
00:46:35

Terry Bradshaw apparently liked trending so much he decided to blast Aaron Rodgers again, this time for "probably the worst footwork I’ve ever seen for a starting QB." Does the original TB12 have a point? And Brett Favre doesn't thinks that Rodgers will dig in.

Speed Round: Questionable Groups Post-Draft, including the Steelers O-line, Titans passing weapons, and Ravens pass rush.

DRAFT: Most Improved Position Groups This Offseason - The Chiefs and Chargers fixed their O-line, and the Lions and Bears are looking better at QB.

Florio posts an Aaron Rodgers poll for Packers fans.

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May 05, 2021
Terry Bradshaw blasts Rodgers + Make-or-break for Daniel Jones? | 5/4 #1
00:54:01

Davante Adams cryptically weighs in on the Aaron Rodgers saga with a tweet, while Terry Bradshaw blasts him for being sensitive (glass houses, Terry).

Giants GM Dave Gettleman doesn't slam the door on any Rodgers to the Giants speculation, while Joe Judge reveals how Daniel Jones played through injuries last season. With all the offensive weapons the Giants have added, is this a make-or-break season for the 3rd year QB?

Bill Belichick elaborates on the Patriots draft process, and says goodbye to retiring longtime special assistant Ernie Adams.

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May 04, 2021
Draft Sliders + NFL Players You'd Want In The Olympics | 5/4 #2
00:45:11

Mike and Chris look at the young QBs who got the most help in the 2021 Draft, including Joe Burrow, Justin Herbert, Tua Tagovailoa, Trevor Lawrence, and Zach Wilson.

Draft Sliders: For the guys who fell down the 2021 Draft, is a Revenge Tour Coming or was The Slide Justified?

DRAFT: NFL Players You'd Want In The Olympics - Inspired by DK Metcalf running a 100m this weekend.

May The 4th be with you! (Definitely Florio's favorite holiday)

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May 04, 2021
Aaron Rodgers vs Packers + Florio gets his QB of the Future | 5/3 #1
00:53:11

The draft is over, but the Aaron Rodgers-Packers drama drags on. Amid reports that the QB wants GM Brian Gutekunst fired, where is this saga going?

Florio is giddy about his Vikings drafting Simms favorite Kellen Mond in Round 3. Could he supplant Kirk Cousins as soon as this season? Also, the Bucs get Tom Brady's heir apparent in Kyle Trask.

Matt Nagy talks about the Bears timeline for Justin Fields.

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May 03, 2021
2021 Draft Winners & Losers + Veterans on Hot Seat Post-Draft | 5/3 #2
00:45:55

Florio and Chris dissect the 49ers spin that they were going to pick Trey Lance all along. Then, they highlight some teams who they thought did well and poorly in the 2021 Draft.

Speed Round: Urban Meyer wanted Kadarius Toney, and early picks for Offensive & Defensive Rookie of the Year.

DRAFT: Veterans Now on the Hot Seat - Andy Dalton and Kirk Cousins aren't the only ones who should be threatened by rookies.

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May 03, 2021
2021 Draft Round 1 Recap + Aaron Rodgers wants a trade | 4/30 #1
00:56:35

Mike and Chris recap the biggest news from Round 1 of the 2021 Draft, starting with the QBs. Why did the 49ers pass on Mac Jones for Trey Lance? Were the Bears wise to trade up for Justin Fields? And could Mac Jones start for the Pats right away over Cam Newton?

Aaron Rodgers rocked the NFL world yesterday with news that the Packers QB is determined to move on from Green Bay. How did this story get out? Was he close to going to the 49ers? And are the Raiders or Broncos best positioned to deal for him?

The first round RB is alive and well as the Steelers grabbed Najee Harris and the Jaguars reunited Travis Etienne with Trevor Lawrence.

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Apr 30, 2021
Peter King on Falcons Draft Room + Boldest Moves in Round 1 | 4/30 #2
00:42:47

Peter King calls in from an Atlanta airport after he spent the night in the Falcons Draft Room. Did they seriously discuss trading down from the #4 pick?

"Speed Kills", "Tom Petty", and "The Freak Show" are just some of the awards Florio and Simms hand out after Round 1 of the 2021 Draft.

Speed Round: Which NFC East trade did you like the most? Which QB should be happiest with his new O-lineman?

Draft: "Big Kahuna" Picks in Round 1 - From Trey Lance to Travis Etienne, we look at the boldest moves of Round 1.

Round 2 - Who are the best players still available?

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Apr 30, 2021
Broncos trade for Teddy B + Pats want to trade up for Fields? | 4/29 #1
00:58:10

The Panthers trade Teddy Bridgewater to the Broncos, but could both teams still draft a QB in the Top 10 tonight?

The Patriots reportedly tried to trade up to No. 4 to draft Justin Fields, but Simms is so skeptical he makes a "shirts off" bet with Florio.

There are conflicting reports on if Jimmy Garoppolo will be traded this weekend. What are possible destinations for him?

The Ravens asked about Julio Jones, but his contract was a holdup. Could the Falcons WR still be dealt?

Pete Carroll says Russell Wilson will be the Seahawks QB "for a good while," but how long will that be exactly?

Sean McVay sticks up for prospects who opted out last year due to COVID-19.

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Apr 29, 2021
Deshaun Watson trade coming? + Things We Want to See in Round 1 | 4/29 #2
00:41:30

All is quiet on the Deshuan Watson front, which could mean that a settlement and quick trade is coming. What teams would still be interested in him?

Scale of 1 to 10: Draft Rumors - How likely is it that the Broncos trade down? Saints trade up? Washington moves, but not for a QB?

DRAFT: Things We Want to See in Round 1 - Florio has good reason to root for the Pats to draft Justin Fields.

Bold Draft Predictions: Florio and Simms go out on a limb for 1 thing that will happen tonight.

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Apr 29, 2021
Jerry Jones on "compromised" opt-out prospects + Could Ravens move on from Lamar? | 4/28 #1
00:53:29

Jerry Jones talked about being in position to draft the best defender in the draft, and if the Cowboys would move up for Kyle Pitts. And how controversial are his comments on the "compromised" prospects who opted out of 2020?

GM Ryan Pace says the Bears could add a QB in the draft, but will he have permission to from the owner?

John Harbaugh guarantees that the Ravens will pick up Lamar Jackson's 5th-year option, but is the QB definitely in their long-term plans?

In breaking news, Virginia Tech CB Caleb Farley will not be at the Draft due to a COVID-19 positive test.

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Apr 28, 2021
PFT 2021 Mock Draft + Draft Props | 4/28 #2
00:45:42

Breaking News: The band is officially back together, as the Bucs re-sign WR Antonio Brown.

Florio has released the annual PFT Mock Draft, which he had 0% input into but will take 100% of the blame for. Justin Fields to the 49ers at 3? Mac Jones to the Pats? Trey Lance falling to the Steelers?

Speed Round: Draft Props - Who is drafted first: DeVonta Smith or Jaylen Waddle? Micah Parsons or Jaycee Horn? And will 2 RB go in Round 1?

DRAFT: All-Time Draft Free Falls - Aaron Rodgers, Randy Moss, and Warren Sapp make the list.

The Dolphins traded guard Ereck Flowers...does this make them more likely to take an O-lineman at pick #6?

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Apr 28, 2021
49ers and Steelers talk about drafting QBs | 4/27 #1
00:52:57

Florio and Simms try to read between the tea leaves of the 49ers press conference. Is Kyle Shanahan trying to brace his fan base for Mac Jones?

Steelers GM Kevin Colbert says he "absolutely" is open to drafting a QB. Should Pittsburgh be looking to rebuild or reload?

Packers GM Brian Gutekunst says Aaron Rodgers is Green Bay's QB "for the foreseeable future."

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Apr 27, 2021
Simms Mock Draft: Pats trade up for Waddle, Fields falls | 4/27 #2
00:46:33

Chris released his 2021 Mock Draft yesterday, and it has some surprises: Washington trades up for Trey Lance, Pats trade up for Jaylen Waddle, and Justin Fields falls to the Bucs. He and Florio talk through his predictions.

DRAFT: War Rooms We Want to be in on Draft Day - Are the 49ers the first pick?

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Apr 27, 2021
Mac Jones vs Trey Lance for 49ers? Could Falcons trade Julio? | 4/26 #1
00:49:03

As we enter Draft week, the rumor mill is humming. The 49ers have reportedly narrowed down the #3 pick to Mac Jones and Trey Lance. The Falcons could trade Julio Jones. Will the Panthers draft a QB and flip Sam Darnold?

Ravens-Chiefs trade - Chris reacts to Baltimore trading a legit LT to their conference rival.

The king of #nodaysoff, Bill Belichick, takes a day off.

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Apr 26, 2021
Peter King's Mock Draft: Fields to Panthers, DeVonta to Pats | 4/26 #2
00:50:11

Peter King released his 2021 Mock Draft this morning, and Florio and Simms react to predictions like Ja'Marr Chase to the Bengals, Justin Fields to the Panthers, Trey Lance to the Broncos, and DeVonta Smith to the Patriots.

Speed Round: Tom Brady hates single-digit defenders, Joe Burrow vs Justin Herbert for next 5 years, and could Jaylen Waddle go before DeVonta Smith?

DRAFT: Best Football Movies Coaches - In honor of Al Pacino turning 81 yesterday.

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Apr 26, 2021
Brady blasts "dumb" jersey rule + Mayock praises Gruden's work ethic | 4/23 #1
00:53:00

Not every player likes the new jersey number expansion, as Tom Brady blasts it as a "dumb" change that will "lead to a lot of bad football." What is his gripe, and does he have a point?

Peter King and Mike also look at the NFL's other rule changes this week, including the sky judge "half-measure."

The Jets are ready to start Zach Wilson as a rookie, but how much adjustment will he need in New York?

Mike Mayock praises Jon Gruden's work ethic, which doesn't surprise Peter. Is Mayock the fall guy if Gruden doesn't turn things around?

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Apr 23, 2021
Draft trade rumor mill + All-time "Holy cow" draft moments | 4/23 #2
00:46:52

Florio and Peter King go through the Top 10 of the upcoming draft to guess who could trade in or trade out.

Which Doesn't Belong & Why? - 3 straight NFC East teams at 10-12, and 3 teams who have multiple Round 1 picks

DRAFT: All-time "Holy cow" Draft Moments - From Laremy Tunsil's bong photo to the Vikings missing their turn.

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Apr 23, 2021
NFL changes replay official & onside kick rules + Mac Jones new favorite for #3 | 4/22 #1
00:53:58

NFL owners approved rule changes...They expanded the replay officials' duties, but Florio thinks it's too much of a half-measure. They change the onside kick rule, but will it lead to more recoveries? And players are pumped that they can wear new jersey numbers.

Mac Jones has pulled back ahead of Justin Fields as the favorite to be the #3 pick. Meanwhile, a report reveals that Fields is managing epilepsy. Will that affect his draft stock, and should that medical information be public in the first place?

Antonio Brown has settled his pending lawsuit, but he may not be in the clear with the NFL. Is it just a matter of time until he's back with the Bucs?

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Apr 22, 2021
Eagles play Rock, Paper, Scissors + DeVonta Smith weighs in | 4/22 #2
00:45:17

New Eagles coach Nick Sirianni maybe said too much when he admitted to using Rock, Paper, Scissors to gauge the competitiveness of draft prospects. Also, is Jalen Hurts in a QB competition? Is Howie Roseman the fall guy for Jeffrey Lurie?

DeVonta Smith's official draft weight is 166 lbs; is that going to be too low for some teams to get past? Does Simms think it's an issue?

Urban Meyer says that the owner still has to decide if the Jaguars draft Trevor Lawrence, but Mike and Chris aren't buying it.

DRAFT: Question You'd Ask Draft Prospects - Inspired by the Eagles roshambo scouting.

Happy birthday, Marshawn Lynch! Beastmode turns 35.

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Apr 22, 2021
Steelers extend Mike Tomlin + Latest draft rumors | 4/21 #1
00:52:23

Florio and Simms talk about how the NFL world is reacting to the conviction of Derek Chauvin in the murder of George Floyd.

The Steelers have extended Mike Tomlin through 2024, yet some Pittsburgh fans still seem unsatisfied with him. Do they have a reason to be?

What's More Likely? - We look at the possible draft moves for the 49ers, Falcons, Bengals, and Giants.

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Apr 21, 2021
NFL's Short-Lived Stories + GUEST: Pitt DE Rashad Weaver | 4/21 #2
00:46:38

EVP Stephen Jones notes how a QB run in the draft could push top prospects down to Dallas at #11. Could the Cowboys take the first defender in the draft at that spot?

GUEST: Pitt DE Rashad Weaver is Simms' #4 EDGE prospect in the 2021 Draft, and he joins us to talk about blocking out the haters, his draft day plans, and what happened to his blonde hair.

DRAFT: NFL's Short-Lived Stories - RIP in peace to the European soccer "Super League." Florio and Simms remember AB to the Raiders, Bill Belichick as Jets Head Coach, and other short-lived stories in NFL history.

The Bucs re-signed backup QB/Tom Brady wingman Ryan Griffin. But do they need to add anyone else to their QB room this offseason?

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Apr 21, 2021
Patrick Mahomes' foot + Players report to virtual offseason | 4/20 #1
00:52:49

Patrick Mahomes spoke yesterday and said he is "progressing well" after foot surgery. How concerned should we be about his health?

While the NFLPA is organizing an effort to skip OTAs, some players are showing up.

It looks like Deshaun Watson is going to make an aggressive defense to challenge the 22 lawsuits against him.

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Apr 20, 2021
WR Draft Props + Alex Smith retires | 4/20 #2
00:46:33

After we go into a history of Chris' hair, he and Florio react to the Ravens' confidence in their receivers. Then the guys look at some WR draft props. Who will be the first taken? How many will go in Round 1?

After an up, down, and inspiring career, Alex Smith has retired. What will we remember most about him?

Draft: Best Holidays That Aren't Really Holidays (inspired by a day that Chris is unusually excited about)

Chris reacts to Trey Lance's 2nd Pro Day.

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Apr 20, 2021
Trevor Lawrence's motivation + Draft QB Matchmaker | 4/19 #1
00:53:33

Trevor Lawrence admits that "I don't have this huge chip on my shoulder.” How much should people dissect his words in the world of Tom Brady's maniacal commitment to winning?

Draft QB Matchmaker - After Trevor Lawrence and Zach Wilson go 1-2, Florio & Simms predict the destinations for Justin Fields, Mac Jones, and Trey Lance. And who will be the 6th QB off the board?

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Apr 19, 2021
AFC East Draft Needs + NFL Super League | 4/19 #2
00:45:30

As teams begin virtual offseason workouts today, more players are committing to skipping them. Florio has a theory for how this could ultimately be resolved.

AFC East Draft Needs - Who will the Jets take after Zach Wilson? Do the Pats have to draft a QB in Round 1?

Draft: Teams Who'd Make Up NFL Super League - With news that some European soccer clubs are making a "super league", who would be 8 teams we include in the NFL's version?

The Bengals have revealed their new uniforms, and Mike and Chris give their first reactions.

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Apr 19, 2021
Belichick on Draft + More teams will skip OTAs | 4/16 #1
00:54:27

Bill Belichick spoke for the first time this offseason. Peter King joins Florio to unpeel what BB said about players to target at pick #15, changing the Patriots draft process, and spending big in free agency.

More teams are joining the NFLPA's push to skip the upcoming voluntary practices. What are the players trying to achieve here? And will it work?

As Aaron Rodgers continues to raise money for his home state during his run as Jeopardy! host, could his schedule allow his to do the job full-time?

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Apr 16, 2021
Justin Fields now 49ers favorite? + Top 10 Trade Possibilities | 4/16 #2
00:44:52

Bettors were apparently impressed by Justin Fields' Pro Day, because they've now made him the odds-on favorite to go to the 49ers ahead of Mac Jones. But is there anything behind this swing? Florio and Peter King hash it out, and also look at some teams that could move up or down in the Top 10 of the draft.

Which Doesn't Belong & Why? - Veteran pass rushers, WRs with shaky Hall of Fame resumes, and NFL players as TV show hosts.

Draft: Most Intriguing People Over The Next 2 Weeks - Who will be the key figures in the 2021 Draft?

Finally, bobcat!

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Apr 16, 2021
Browns sign Jadeveon Clowney + Aaron Donald assault charge | 4/15 #1
00:49:40

After weeks of flirting, the Browns have signed Jadeveon Clowney. Can he be a difference-maker again across from Myles Garrett? Is Cleveland now a premier destination for free agents?

A man claims that Aaron Donald assaulted him late Sunday night. What could this mean for the Rams star DT?

A new development in the Deshaun Watson story has his lawsuit total back up to 22.

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Apr 15, 2021
Justin Fields holds 2nd Pro Day + GUEST: Rams WR Robert Woods | 4/15 #2
00:49:50

Justin Fields held his 2nd Pro Day yesterday. Should fan backlash influence whether they the 49ers take him at #3 overall? And Florio unearths a conspiracy behind Julian Edelman's "Foxboro Forever" sign-off.

GUEST: Robert Woods - The Rams WR comes on the show to talk about getting to know Matthew Stafford, virtual OTAs, and fighting Jalen Ramsey for jersey #2.

Draft: Players Who We’d Want to Be Owners - Inspired by Alex Rodriguez buying part of the Timberwolves, even though his players don't know who he is.

We post a Twitter poll: What is the better franchise right now - the Browns or the Cowboys?

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Apr 15, 2021
NFLPA wants to skip OTAs + Deshaun Watson developments | 4/14 #1
00:49:32

The NFLPA has announced that the Bucs, Seahawks, and Broncos players have agreed to skip voluntary OTAs. Florio and Simms are usually on the players' side, so why do they dislike this move? And why does Mike want to know what Aaron Rodgers and Tom Brady think about this?

Deshaun Watson's attorney says that one of the 22 civil lawsuits against him have been dismissed. What's the next step in this story?

The Chiefs released a statement after former assistant head coach Britt Reid was charged with DWI. Could the team still be held responsible for this terrible incident?

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Apr 14, 2021
Gronk gives Edelman "69 percent chance" + NFC East Draft Needs | 4/14 #2
00:49:39

Rob Gronkowski put an unsurprising number on Julian Edelman's chance of signing with the Bucs, but Florio and Simms disagree on if the receiver will eventually join his former teammates in Tampa.

NFC East Draft Needs - The Cowboys, Giants, and Eagles are in a prime spot, and does Washington need to draft a QB?

Simms Draft RB Ranks - Chris likes Travis Etienne, but would he take him in the 1st round?

Draft: Best Landing Spots for Rookie QB - As Justin Fields prepares to hold a 2nd Pro Day for the 49ers, Mike and Chris look at the best landing spots for the draftees.

The Seahawks could be adding an impact pass rusher, as Aldon Smith visits them today.

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Apr 14, 2021
Julian Edelman retires + NFC West Draft Needs | 4/13 #1
00:49:40

Julian Edelman has abruptly retired. Florio and Simms look back at his life, whether he deserves Hall of Fame consideration (he doesn't), and Conspiracy Mike makes an appearance.

NFC West Draft Needs - In perhaps the toughest division in the NFL, what do the Cardinals, Rams, Seahawks, and 49ers need most in draft weekend?

Giovani Bernard signed with the Bucs, and looks to fill the James White role for Tom Brady.

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Apr 13, 2021
Eagles dysfunction + AFC West Draft Needs | 4/13 #2
00:49:35

Another in-depth story outlines the dysfunction inside the Eagles, including the owner and GM second-guessing former head coach Doug Pederson due to analytics.

AFC West Draft Needs: While the Broncos are still looking for a franchise QB, the Chargers and Chiefs need to protect theirs.

Draft: Most Valuable "Other" Pats of Brady/Belichick Era - Does Julian Edelman make the list?

In an upcoming movie, Sean Payton will be played by...Kevin James?

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Apr 13, 2021
Aaron Rodgers contract delaying Packers? + NFC North Draft Needs | 4/12 #1
00:50:52

As Aaron Rodgers grows into his role as Jeopardy! guest host, Florio and Simms look at why the Packers aren't restructuring Aaron Rodgers even if it's delaying their other roster moves.

NFC North Draft Needs - We start a series hitting every division by looking at who the Packers, Vikings, Bears, and Lions need to leave Draft weekend with.

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Apr 12, 2021
AFC North Draft Needs + Throwback Helmets That Need To Return | 4/12 #2
00:49:28

The Browns are reportedly bringing Jadeveon Clowney in for a 2nd visit, and then Florio and Simms go through the drafted needs for the AFC North.

Simms reacts to the Friday news that Jerry Jones is "infatuated" with TE Kyle Pitts. Would he make a drastic move to take him?

Draft: Throwback Helmets That Need To Return - With news that the NFL might lose its confusing one-helmet rule, we choose the throwbacks we miss the most.

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Apr 12, 2021
Trevor Lawrence missing medical exam + Julian Edelman won't play entire 2021? | 4/9 #1
00:49:40

Peter King joins Florio on a Friday, and they start with news on the Top 5 picks of the upcoming Draft. Trevor Lawrence is missing a medical exam to get married; Joe Douglas seems locked in on Zach Wilson at #2, while Nick Saban says the 49ers didn't talk to him about Mac Jones. And how much will Falcons owner Arthur Blank have a say in their #4 pick?

Deshaun Watson's attorney filed a motion in court that could be a sign towards settling the cases.

A report says it's doubtful that Julian Edelman will play the entire 2021 season, and Conspiracy Mike has a theory about him going to the Bucs.

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Apr 09, 2021
Jerry Jones "infatuated" with Kyle Pitts + Draft: Losses Teams Should Still Be Ticked About | 4/9 #2
00:49:40

Mike gets Peter King's thoughts on the big news of the week, including the Sam Darnold trade, Ryan Day criticizing players who opted out, and Jerry Jones' reported love for TE prospect Kyle Pitts.

Which Doesn't Belong and Why? - Tom Brady's QB whisperers, NFL players in Wrestlemania, & QBs on "prove-it" deals.

Draft: Losses Teams Should Still Be Ticked About (inspired by the Mets controversial walk-off win yesterday)

Patrick Mahomes is out of a walking boot, and Chiefs fans exhale.

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Apr 09, 2021
Josh Allen says "ew" to franchise tag + Justin Fields will throw for 49ers | 4/8 #1
00:47:41

When Josh Allen was asked about the franchise tag, he said "I don’t think it’s great for the team or the player.” Is a big extension with the Bills a mere formality for him?

Justin Fields will throw for teams next week, including the 49ers. Is he still in the running for the #3 overall pick?

A day after Deshaun Watson's accusers spoke out, his sponsor started cutting ties with him. Does the NFL need to address his status immediately?

Tom Brady praised Bruce Arians, and no longer thinks the Patriot Way is the only way.

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Apr 08, 2021
PFT Mailbag (Teddy B, Deshaun Watson, Jalen Hurts) + CB Caleb Farley with Simms | 4/8 #2
00:49:48

We reach into the PFT Mailbag to answer your questions. What's the most likely 2021 outcome for Teddy Bridgewater? Would the NFL have vetoed a trade involving Deshaun Watson? What should we expect out of Jalen Hurts this year? And do the Cowboys have to draft a defender in Round 1?

Virginia Tech CB Caleb Farley spoke with Chris yesterday. He's the top corner on Chris' board, but will his injury concerns drop him on draft day?

Draft: Places You’d Keep The Super Bowl Permanently (in honor of The Masters at Augusta National)

Dak Prescott is throwing again. What does Simms think of his form right now as he recovers from his ankle injury?

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Apr 08, 2021
Deshaun Watson accuser speaks out | 4/7 #1
00:52:25

In a powerful press conference yesterday, Ashley Solis put a face and voice to the Deshaun Watson accusers. What does her statement mean for the QB? Could the Texans also be implicated in these cases? Will there be even greater federal crimes that Watson has to answer to? Florio explains all angles from a legal perspective.

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Apr 07, 2021
Panthers could still draft QB? + Draft: Best QBs on New Teams | 4/7 #2
00:46:42

In the wake of the Sam Darnold trade, Jets GM Joe Douglas no longer has to hide that they will draft Zach Wilson. Meanwhile, Panthers GM Scott Fitterer says Carolina could still draft a QB, but Simms isn't buying it. What does Darnold have to do to guarantee he's the starter beyond this year? Finally, why haven't the 49ers asked Nick Saban about Mac Jones?

A report says Bill Belichick ignored his scouts when he drafted N'Keal Harry over better wide receivers. Is this leak coming from former Pats employee Nick Caserio?

Draft: Best 2021 for QBs on New Teams - Is the outlook better for Matthew Stafford, Carson Wentz, Sam Darnold, or whoever the 49ers take at #3?

Carlos Dunlap says that Russell Wilson told him he's "here to stay" in Seattle, but Florio doesn't buy it.

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Apr 07, 2021
Jets trade Sam Darnold to Panthers | 4/6 #1
00:51:16

Florio and Simms hit all angles of the Sam Darnold trade. Are the Jets now locked in on Zach Wilson? Did they get enough from the Panthers? What happens to Teddy Bridgewater?

How did Aaron Rodgers do in his first night hosting Jeopardy? And could be both host and Packers QB at the same time?

Sammy Watkins has plenty of praise for Lamar Jackson, but how much of an impact will the WR have on the Ravens offense?

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Apr 06, 2021
AFC Win Totals + Draft: Most Disappointing Jets QBs | 4/6 #2
00:48:09

AFC Win Totals are up on PointsBet, so Mike and Chris talk through which overs and unders they like best.

Ryan Day defended Justin Fields' commitment, but how did he go too far in criticizing players who opted out?

Draft: Most Disappointing Jets QBs - Did Sam Darnold make the list?

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Apr 06, 2021
Aaron Rodgers, Jeopardy host + 49ers want 1st for Jimmy G | 4/5 #1
00:49:28

Aaron Rodgers' episodes as Jeopardy! host start tonight. Will this give us a glimpse of his life after football? And when will that be, exactly?

Meanwhile, the 49ers reportedly want a 1st round pick for Jimmy Garoppolo. Is there any chance a team would pay them that?

Deshaun Watson's status could change dramatically now that someone has officially filed criminal charges against him. Florio gives us the lawyer's perspective.

Matt Nagy is again taking charge of playcalling this season, and Simms tells us if that's the best thing for the Bears.

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Apr 05, 2021
NFC Win Totals + Draft: NFL TV Show Hosts | 4/5 #2
00:48:53

NFC Win Totals are out, and Mike and Chris look through the best bets.

Simms takes us through his 2021 Draft EDGE Rankings.

Draft: NFL Figures Who’d Make The Best Show Host (inspired by Aaron Rodgers' Jeopardy host run starting tonight)

Patrick Mahomes tweeted an Easter family photo, but Chiefs fans are concerned about the walking boot on his foot.

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Apr 05, 2021
Washington's QB Competition + Bucs & Antonio Brown not close to deal | 4/2 #1
00:49:44

Charean joins Mike for Friday's show and they kick it off with some NFC East QB talk. Is Washington set with its current QBs, and is Ryan Fitzpatrick a lock for the starting job? Does a healthy Dak Prescott make the Cowboys a contender? And does Daniel Jones have the weapons to make the Giants a winner?

While the Bucs reload for another Super Bowl run, GM Jason Licht says he's not worried about eventually being in salary cap hell.

There's drama in Chargers ownership, as Dean Spanos' sister is trying to force him to sell the team.

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Apr 02, 2021
T.Y. Hilton on Carson Wentz + Draft: Coolest Players in Single-Digit Numbers | 4/2 #2
00:49:52

Florio and Charean review the biggest stories of the week. How likely is Jimmy Garoppolo to be on a different team? Will the 49ers take Mac Jones? Is Justin Fields underrated?

T.Y. Hilton says that Carson Wentz has some "Andrew Luck traits." Where do Wentz's weapons rank among the other QBs in new homes?

Draft: Players Who'd Look Coolest in Single-Digit Numbers - With news that the NFL may vote to let more players wear single-digit jerseys, which players looked the best in single-digits in college?

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Apr 02, 2021
Robert Kraft on Pats spending spree + John Mara "tired of the losing" | 4/1 #1
00:51:05

Robert Kraft had a lot to say yesterday about the Patriots spending spree, their poor recent drafts, and if Cam Newton had enough weapons around him to succeed last year.

Giants Owner John Mara is frustrated with a half-decade of irrelevance, but is this a make-or-break year for GM Dave Gettleman?

Deshaun Watson’s lawyer released some more statements as his lawsuits mount, but does it help or hurt his case?

Tyler Lockett agreed to an extension with the Seahawks. Will that change Russell Wilson’s desire to stay in Seattle?

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Apr 01, 2021
Ja'Marr Chase & Kyle Pitts light up Pro Days + Draft: Best Trick Plays in NFL History | 4/1 #2
00:50:08

Two possible Top 5 picks shined at their Pro Days yesterday. Could LSU WR Ja'Marr Chase reunite with Joe Burrow in Cincinnati? Are the Falcons targeting TE Kyle Pitts?

The NCAA could be meeting its reckoning in the Supreme Court, as it could soon be forced to pay its athletes. Florio breaks down all the legal angles of this potentially massive ruling.

Draft: Best Trick Plays in NFL History - In honor of April Fools' Day, we hit the Philly Special, fake spike, and memorable tricks.

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Apr 01, 2021
NFL expands to 17-game schedule + Bruce Arians on Antonio Brown | 3/31 #1
00:49:30

NFL owners voted to officially expand the NFL regular season for the first time since 1978. Mike and Chris examine the ripple effects of a 17-game schedule...Super Bowl on Presidents' Day weekend? Two bye weeks per team? More international games? 18-game schedules? Expansion beyond 32 teams?

Also, Roger Goodell said the NFL plans to play in full stadiums this season, and there is reason for that optimism.

Bruce Arians got a Super Bowl LV tattoo, and he spoke about the Bucs having offers out to Antonio Brown.

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Mar 31, 2021
Pro Days for Mac Jones, Justin Fields, and Kellen Mond | 3/31 #2
00:49:46

QB Pro Days: After Mac Jones overthrew a couple of passes at his Pro Day, should the 49ers still consider drafting him at #3 overall? Justin Fields had buzz at his workout, but Simms says it still doesn't compare to Zach Wilson's. And what teams could consider Kellen Mond in the first/second round?

Mark Murphy declined to talk about Aaron Rodgers' contract. Are the Packers now with him on a year-to-year basis?

Draft: Single-Season Records That Will Fall First - Which marks are now in trouble with the 17-game season?

Notre Dame Pro Day - Chris gives a rundown of the best Fighting Irish prospects.

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Mar 31, 2021
Shanahan & Lynch on Mac Jones, Jimmy G...and Chris Simms? | 3/30 #1
00:49:33

Yesterday Kyle Shanahan and John Lynch spoke about Jimmy Garoppolo, Mac Jones, and...Chris Simms? What we can read into San Francisco's plans.

With Alabama's Pro Day today, Nick Saban had a lot of praise for QB Mac Jones & WR DeVonta Smith.

Florio gives you the latest on Deshaun Watson, who is now facing 19 lawsuits.

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Mar 30, 2021
Justin Fields "checks all the boxes" + Draft: Players Who'd Make The Best Wrestling Stars | 3/30 #2
00:49:47

Mike and Chris react to some notable sound bites from yesterday. Ohio State Head Coach Ryan Day says Justin Fields "checks all the boxes." Giants Owner John Mara is "getting impatient." Matthew Stafford is "reenergized" with the Rams. GM Brad Holmes says the big trades of last week "don't change" the Lions plans for pick #7. And Stephon Gilmore is "very open" to an extension with the Patriots.

A former Patriots player says that teammates lost trust in Jimmy Garoppolo when he was in New England. Should we rule out a Jimmy G-Bill Belichick reunion?

Draft: NFL Players Who’d Make The Best Wrestling Stars - In honor of the WWE coming to Peacock, Florio and Simms talk about which guys they want to see in the ring.

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Mar 30, 2021
49ers, Dolphins, Eages make blockbuster draft trades | 3/29 #1
00:49:30

A wild Friday brought 2 huge trades that will shake up the 2021 Draft. By moving from #12 to #3, the 49ers are set up to get their QB of the future. But will it be Mac Jones, Justin Fields or Trey Lance? And Florio calls BS on the reports that San Francisco is still committed to Jimmy Garoppolo.

From the Dolphins perspective, Simms thinks their move from #3 to #12 to #6 ultimately means they're looking to grab top WR talent Ja'Marr Chase or DeVonta Smith.

And finally, the Eagles moved from #6 back to #12. Does this mean they're committed to Jalen Hurts for this season?

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Mar 29, 2021
Urban Meyer on Trevor Lawrence + Zach Wilson's awesome Pro Day | 3/29 #2
00:49:37

Urban Meyer all but confirmed to Peter King that the Jaguars are taking Trevor Lawrence #1 in the Draft. Meanwhile Chris' top QB, Zach Wilson, balled out at his Pro Day workout. Are the Jets set on him at #2?

The NFLPA is pushing for another virtual offseason, and Simms hates it.

Draft: Jimmy Garoppolo's 2021 Team - Where could the 49ers QB be headed this offseason?

The Bucs brought another piece back by re-signing Leonard Fournette, and the Ravens finally signed a WR.

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Mar 29, 2021
Mike McCarthy on Cowboys defense + Will Flacco mentor Hurts? | 3/26 #1
00:49:40

Peter King joins Florio to recap another busy offseason week.

Mike McCarthy says the focus of the Cowboys offseason is on their defense. If Dak Prescott is healthy, should they be the favorite in the NFC East?

Steelers owner Art Rooney explains expectations for Ben Roethlisberger this year and his hopes for a 17-game seasons.

Joe Flacco indicated yesterday that his focus is on preparing to play, not to mentor Jalen Hurts. Are the Eagles looking at a QB competition?

The NFL is taking another step closer to the "sky judge" referee that Florio has lobbied so long for.

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Mar 26, 2021
Seahawks sign Carlos Dunlap + Draft: Best Game 17s in 2021 | 3/26 #2
00:49:45

Mike and Peter recap the week of NFL news, including Richard Sherman's possible reunion with the Seahawks, the chances Larry Fitzgerald joins the Buccaneers, Daniel Snyder buying out his minority partners, and Ndamukong Suh going back to Tampa.

Draft: Best Game 17s - With the NFL definitely moving towards a 17-game schedule, what are the extra matchups we're looking forward to the most?

Zach Wilson has his Pro Day today. How close will Urban Meyer stand behind the BYU QB?

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Mar 26, 2021
Ndamukong Suh back to the Bucs, could Larry Fitzgerald join Tampa too? | 3/25 #1
00:49:25

Ndamukong Suh becomes the latest Buccaneer to return to the champs. And Florio wonders if Larry Fitzgerald could end up in Tampa.

T.Y. Hilton is staying in Indianapolis, but how much of a difference-maker is he still? Meanwhile Chase Claypool could be in hot water as a video of him in a fight emerges.

Dan Snyder is going to buy out his minority partners in Washington. Is there any chance he could still be booted from the league due to the allegations against him?

The NHL banned a referee for inappropriate comments on a hot mic, and Florio says it's a cautionary tale for the NFL.

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Mar 25, 2021
Richard Sherman reunion with Seahawks? + Simms Draft CB Ranks | 3/25 #2
00:49:31

With rumors of a possible Richard Sherman-Seahawks reunion, Florio wonders what it has to do with Russell Wilson. Meanwhile, the Cowboys are reportedly moving on from Aldon Smith. And also in the free agent market, Jadeveon Clowney, Melvin Ingram, and Ryan Kerrigan hope to find homes soon.

Simms 2021 Draft CB & S Ranks: Which CB reminds Chris of Jalen Ramsey?

Draft: NFL People We'd Want to be Our Boss - In honor of the anniversary of the debut of "The Office."

Simms is once again on the losing side of a Twitter poll, this time about chocolate-covered pretzels.

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Mar 25, 2021
Deshaun Watson should settle + Mac Jones' Pro Day | 3/24 #1
00:54:06

With the lawsuit count against Deshaun Watson up to 16, Florio explains why he would advise Deshaun Watson to settle his cases.

Alabama Pro Day - Mac Jones worked out for scouts yesterday, and Simms gives his breakdown of what he saw. Plus, Patrick Surtain looks like a specimen.

Corey Davis says he understands Sam Darnold to be the Jets quarterback, but does that mean he will still be in September?

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Mar 24, 2021
Jameis embracing QB competition + Packers don't restructure Rodgers | 3/24 #2
00:52:38

Jameis Winston had some heartfelt words about Drew Brees, as he prepares to battle Taysom Hill for the Saints starting QB job. Meanwhile, Aaron Rodgers has to wonder if this is his last year in Green Bay as the team did not restructure his contract.

Would You Rather Have - We play free agency hindsight and wonder if the Cowboys should have let Dak test the market and if you'd rather have Ryan Fitzpatrick or Andy Dalton.

Draft: Best Team Re-Brands in NFL History - With news that the "Washington Football Team" might be here to stay, we look at the teams who changed their look for the better.

Happy birthday, Peyton Manning! The legend turns 45.

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Mar 24, 2021
Deshaun Watson lawsuits up to 14 + NFL plans big Draft in Cleveland | 3/23 #1
00:49:25

Mike had some unexpected technical issues to start the day, so Chris goes solo to start today's show with some talk about his 2021 Draft WR Rankings.

Once Florio joins, they pivot to catch everyone up on the latest Deshaun Watson news.

The NFL explained more about its ambitious plan to hold a large live Draft in Cleveland at the end of April.

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Mar 23, 2021
Aaron Rodgers renegotiation + Simms WR Draft Rankings | 3/23 #2
00:49:43

With a report that the Packers are working on restructuring Aaron Rodgers' contract, is Green Bay going to commit to him beyond this season? And Frank Reich says Carson Wentz changed the Colts' draft plans.

Simms 2021 Draft WR Rankings - Chris sees a Big 3 at the top, but not the same 3 that most other draft boards have. And does it matter that DeVonta Smith weighs only 170 lbs?

Draft: Best Remaining Free Agents - Simms and Florio still see some contributing pass rushers and O-linemen out there on the market.

The Giants signed Adoree' Jackson to a big contract, but is the CB worth it?

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Mar 23, 2021
Giants sign Kenny Golladay + JuJu Smith-Schuster back to Steelers | 3/22 #1
00:49:28

It took a while, but the WR market is in full swing as Kenny Golladay signed with the Giants, JuJu Smith-Schuster went back to the Steelers, Will Fuller landed with the Dolphins and the Rams signed DeSean Jackson.

Florio gives the latest on the Deshaun Watson lawsuits, and does not buy Tony Buzbee's claims that he doesn't know who Cal McNair is.

Urban Meyer complains about the free agent process, right after his team signed a bunch of free agents. Is he already making excuses in case things don't work out?

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Mar 22, 2021
Akiem Hicks staying with Bears? + Draft: Most Shocking Upsets of 2020 | 3/22 #2
00:49:42

After the Bears granted him permission to seek a trade, could Akiem Hicks be staying in Chicago after all? And it didn't take long for Vic Fangio and the Broncos to sign Kyle Fuller after the Bears cut him.

Simms gives us his take on why Mitchell Trubisky went to the Bills. And Florio wonders why his contract was so affordable.

Draft: Most Shocking (in hindsight) Upsets of 2020 - From the Jets to the Jags, we look at the games that stunned us.

NFL plans to hold a “large, live, in-person” draft in Cleveland.

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Mar 22, 2021
Andy Dalton, Bears starter? + Bills sign Mitchell Trubisky | 3/19 #1
00:49:41

A lot of news came out of Chicago yesterday, as Andy Dalton announced himself as the Bears starter, CB Kyle Fuller was cut, and DT Akiem Hicks was given permission to seek a trade. Meanwhile, former Bears QB Mitchell Trubisky landed with the Bills, even as Buffalo plans an extension for Josh Allen.

As more Deshaun Watson news comes out, the lawyer behind his lawsuits releases some evidence. But is it the smoking gun he makes it out to be?

The NFL finally announced its new TV deals, that sheds some light on the future of how we watch football.

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Mar 19, 2021
Carson Wentz on trade + Ryan Fitzpatrick feels wanted | 3/19 #2
00:49:51

Carson Wentz spoke with the media for the first time since his trade to the Colts. Meanwhile, the Eagles talked about their plans at QB this season, and Ryan Fitzpatrick feels appreciated by Washington.

Mike and Myles play "What's More Likely?" with Cam Newton, Jimmy Garoppolo, Andy Dalton, and Mitchell Trubisky.

Draft: Free Agent Moves That'll Make Us Say "Wut?" - Myles doesn't know why the Raiders signed Kenyan Drake, and Mike thinks the Bears missed an opportunity with Allen Robinson.

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Mar 19, 2021
More Deshaun Watson lawsuits + Cardinals sign AJ Green | 3/18 #1
00:49:42

As the number of sexual assault allegations against Deshaun Watson pile up, could he have no choice but to settle this as quickly as possible? And how does this affect his future with the Texans or any prospective trade partners?

A report of the Bears' trade offer for Russell Wilson makes it more apparent why they couldn't pull off a deal.

Mike and Chris look at Wednesday's moves, including Kyle Van Noy returning to the Patriots and Patrick Peterson going to the Vikings. And with AJ Green landing with the Cardinals, what does that mean for Larry Fitzgerald in Arizona?

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Mar 18, 2021
Kenny Golladay still waiting + Worst Free Agents of All-Time | 3/18 #2
00:49:49

The Eagles finally broke their silence on Carson Wentz (sort of). And what are the chances they draft a QB at #6 overall? In other NFC East news, Kenny Golladay is visiting the Giants and Washington signs Curtis Samuel.

Which Doesn't Belong & Why? - Could Mitchell Trubisky still be a starter somewhere? Which over-30 WR could still be a difference-maker?

Draft: Worst Free Agent Signings of All-Time - Albert Haynesworth wasn't escaping this list.

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Mar 18, 2021
Deshaun Watson lawsuit + Bears sign Andy Dalton | 3/17 #1
00:49:39

The Deshaun Watson saga just added an extra layer of drama Tuesday, as news of a sexual assault lawsuit have the QB loudly vowing to fight back. Florio breaks down what this means from a legal perspective.

In on-the-field news, the Texans signed Tyrod Taylor. Is this a sign that they are preparing to move on from Watson, or securing insurance for a potential holdout?

After weeks of hoping for Russell Wilson, Chicago fans got news that the Bears signed...Andy Dalton. Is he the definite starter this season, and is he better than most are giving him credit for?

The Jaguars are spending money, while they just happen to be asking for more from their fans. And Simms doesn't like their big-ticket signing.

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Mar 17, 2021
Pats sign Hunter Henry + Trent Williams signs record deal | 3/17 #2
00:49:49

Chris has a long-held secret to reveal before he and Florio dive back into Free Agency Day 2 news.

Sean Payton says the Saints are set at quarterback. Should New Orleans fans be optimistic about Jameis Winston?

On Monday, the Patriots signed the best TE on the market, and on Tuesday they signed the second-best. How will Jonnu Smith and Hunter Henry fit in their offense?

Fill In The Blank: Mike and Chris give their thoughts on the big moves from Tuesday, including Michael Brockers joining Jared Goff on the Lions, Trent Williams signing a record deal with the 49ers, the Raiders cutting Rodney Hudson, and the Eagles allowing Zach Ertz to seek a trade.

Draft: Best Free Agent Signings of All-Time - From Reggie White to Tom Brady, a Super Bowl win was a must for this list.

The Broncos have exercised Von Miller's option, much to Florio's surprise.

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Mar 17, 2021
Free Agency Day 1: Pats splurge, Jameis returns, Fitzpatrick to Washington | 3/16 #1
00:49:42

On the first day of free agency, the biggest spender was...the Patriots?? Why did Bill Belichick stray so far from his usual MO, and is this the right strategy for him?

A day after Drew Brees retired, Jameis Winston signed on for a QB competition with Taysom Hill. Who is the favorite to win it? And Washington addressed their QB spot with Ryan Fitzpatrick.

O-line signings: The Chargers and Chiefs bought some big insurance for their young QBs.

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Mar 16, 2021
Bucs re-sign Shaq & Gronk + Draft: Best Moves of Free Agency Day 1 | 3/16 #2
00:49:43

Despite all odds, the Bucs have kept the band together. With Shaq Barrett and Rob Gronkowski back in the fold, is Antonio Brown next?

Florio and Simms truck through a ton of other defensive signings, including Bud Dupree to the Titans, Yannick Ngakoue to the Raiders, and John Johnson to the Browns.

Draft: Best Moves of Free Agency Day 1 - Simms gives love to a move that teams DIDN'T make.

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Mar 16, 2021
Drew Brees retires + Packers re-sign Aaron Jones | 3/15 #1
00:49:39

Exactly 15 years after he signed with the Saints, Drew Brees announced his retirement. His teammates remembered his legacy, and we speculate on what the Saints do next at QB.

Aaron Jones re-signed with the Packers. Why didn't they use the franchise tag on him, and how much is his deal really worth?

In other free agency news, the 49ers brought back FB Kyle Juszczyk, and the Ravens signed guard Kevin Zeitler.

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Mar 15, 2021
Bucs extend Tom Brady + Draft: Drew Brees' Legacy | 3/15 #2
00:49:45

Simms catches up after his 3-day weekend with thoughts on the Patriots re-signing Cam Newton. Plus Florio explains the financials of Tom Brady's extension.

Happy Tampering Day! We know free agency really starts today, so Mike and Chris look at some of the teams that have the most money to spend.

Draft: Drew Brees Legacy - What will we remember most about his career?

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Mar 15, 2021
David Culley on Deshaun Watson + Chiefs cut offensive tackles | 3/12 #1
00:49:42

The Texans resolve on Deshaun Watson might be shaking as coach David Culley says he is their starting QB "right now." And while Brian Flores exudes excitement for Tua Tagovailoa, is a Deshaun-Tua trade realistic?

The Chiefs O-line outlook is getting dire as they cut both of their starting offensive tackles yesterday. What can they do to give Patrick Mahomes more help?

Many believe JuJu Smith-Schuster is leaving the Steelers...including JuJu himself. Where is his best landing spot, and how much is he worth?

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Mar 12, 2021
Patriots re-sign Cam Newton + Draft: Most Intriguing Characters Next Week | 3/12 #2
00:49:53

Peter King gives his thoughts on the big Dak Prescott contract this week.

BREAKING NEWS: The Patriots and Cam Newton have agreed on a 1-year extension.

Speed Round: Teams WIth Cap Space - What will the Jaguars, Jets, Pats, Colts, and Bengals do with their cash?

Draft: Most Intriguing Characters Next Week - Shaq Barrett, Ryan Pace, and the others who will shape Free Agency 2021.

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Mar 12, 2021
Dak Prescott & Jerry Jones speak + Salary cap casualties | 3/11 #1
00:49:43

The Cowboys had a press conference to announce Dak Prescott's extension, and Florio and Simms parse through the doublespeak. Will Dak really "wear the star for the rest of my life?" Is Jerry happy that he "overpaid for" Dak? And Mike bursts the narrative that the new TV deal had anything to do with this contract.

The NFL has set the salary cap, and teams are scrambling to get under it. Are the veteran cuts we're seeing just the start of cap casulaties?

Rob Gronkowski confirms (again) that he's playing next year.

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Mar 11, 2021
Matt Rhule praises Teddy (just like he praised Cam) + Draft: Most Intriguing Defensive Free Agents | 3/11 #2
00:49:48

Florio and Simms use their lie detector on a few teams statements on their QBs. Matt Rhule has praise for Teddy Bridgewater, just like he had praise for Cam Newton last year. Ron Rivera says Washington is keeping all options open. And does Giants GM Dave Gettleman have to prop up Daniel Jones?

The NFL has released the 2021 compensatory picks, and this year there's a twist.

Draft: Most Intriguing Defensive Free Agents - Bud Dupree, Shaq Barrett, Patrick Peterson, and others whose destinations we are interested in.

The Saints bloodletting continues as the cut CB Janoris Jenkins. What else do they need to do to get under the cap?

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Mar 11, 2021
Franchise tagged players + Bucs pick Godwin over Barrett? | 3/10 #1
00:49:43

We saw 10 players franchise tagged before Tuesday's deadline. Which one surprised us most? With the Bucs tagging Chris Godwin, is Shaquil Barrett heading elsewhere? And why don't the Saints care about the salary cap?

Florio and Simms also look at players who didn't get the tag, including Kenny Golladay and Aaron Jones. Where might they land?

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Mar 10, 2021
Extension timeline for Lamar + Zeke's days in Dallas are numbered | 3/10 #2
00:49:49

Ravens GM Eric DeCosta hopes to get Lamar Jackson extension “done at some point in the near future." What are the hurdles to get his deal done?

Does Dak Prescott's big contract mean that Ezekiel Elliott & Amari Cooper's days in Dallas are numbered?

Draft: Offensive Free Agent Whose Destination You’re Most Interest In - Mike and Chris can't wait to see where JuJu Smith-Schuster and Jameis Winston end up.

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Mar 10, 2021
Dak Prescott & Cowboys finally get deal done | 3/9 #1
00:49:40

After years of back-and-forth, the Cowboys and Dak Prescott have officially agreed to a long-term extension. Florio looks inside this record-setting deal and how it's better than Patrick Mahomes' contract. And what is the Cowboys' next step from here?

The franchise tag deadline is today...unless it isn't. How the salary cap holdup could push moves to later this week.

The Titans have already traded their 2020 first round pick away after less than one year. Can Isaiah Wilson salvage his career with the Dolphins?

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Mar 09, 2021
Raiders trade Trent Brown + Draft: NFL Couples We'd Like Oprah to Interview | 3/9 #2
00:49:44

The Eagles are reportedly getting behind Jalen Hurts, but is this just a smokescreen for a possible draft trade? And what do the Bengals need to do next to help Joe Burrow? And how alarmed should we be that a letter to Seahawks season ticket holders makes no mention of Russell Wilson?

Jon Gruden's 2019 free agent class looks like a full-blown disaster after the Raiders traded Trent Brown to teh Patriots. And how much blame should land on GM Mike Mayock?

Draft: NFL Couples We'd Like Oprah to Interview - Easterby/Watson, Carroll/Wilson, and other salty marriages that need resolution.

The Giants have franchised tagged Leonard Williams again, but what is the holdup for a long-term extension?

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Mar 09, 2021
Bears want Wilson + Jimmy G is "Plan A" for Pats | 3/8 #1
00:49:39

A report says the Bears' top priority at QB is a trade for Russell Wilson. Do they have the pieces to get it done? And should they?

Meanwhile the Patriots reportedly would love to have Jimmy Garoppolo back. Could the 49ers cut him?

Urban Meyer praises Trevor Lawrence for working out, and Florio is calling BS on it.

Fresh off some 3-day weekend pina coladas, Simms weighs in on the news that the Steelers and Big Ben are running it back for one more year.

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Mar 08, 2021
How much will Dak cost + NFC East Offseason Preview | 3/8 #2
00:49:51

Mike and Chris focus on the NFC East today. What is holding up a long-term deal between the Cowboys and Dak Prescott? Who will be the Washington QB in 2021? Are the Eagles in a full rebuild? And how close are the Giants to contending for the division?

Draft: GM You'd Want to Be Over The Next 2 Weeks: This is one draft where the Jaguars and Jets are sitting pretty.

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Mar 08, 2021
Big Ben signs new contract + Competition for Drew Lock | 3/5 #1
00:49:47

Big Ben is officially coming back for 2021, but he had to take a pay cut. Peter King joins Florio to discuss if the Steelers are legitimate contenders for this season. Meanwhile, when will Larry Fitzgerald decide on his future?

Rule change proposals: Is Peter as intrigued by "spot and choose" sudden death overtime as Mike is?

Vic Fangio says the Broncos will bring in competition for Drew Lock. Will the young QB still be the starter in his 3rd year?

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Mar 05, 2021
Which Doesn't Belong & Why + Draft: Players Who Hung Around Too Long | 3/5 #2
00:49:54

Week in Review: Peter King tells us about his interview with BYU QB prospect Zach Wilson, and then speculates on the Jets and Bears plans for their QB.

Which Doesn't Belong & Why: Votes of confidence (Baker, Carr, & Cousins), and franchise tag candidates.

Draft: Players Who Hung Around Too Long - Which players had the most regrettable final acts?

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Mar 05, 2021
"Spot and choose" could revolutionize NFL Overtime | 3/4 #2
00:49:51

NFL owners will consider some rule changes this offseason, and a "spot and choose" proposal could change NFL overtime radically. Also, Florio and Simms discuss replay review for roughing the passer, delaying coaching hires until after the Super Bowl, and the 4th-and-15 alternative to the onside kick.

Draft: QBs Starting for a Different Team Week 1 - Excluding Matthew Stafford and Jared Goff, who is most likely to be leading a new offense in 2021?

Browns GM Andrew Berry says Carson Wentz's deal is not a "cautionary tale" for Cleveland and Baker Mayfield. Should it be?

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Mar 04, 2021
GMs on Darnold, Carr & Cousins + Twitter reacts to Simms QB Draft Ranks | 3/4 #1
00:48:43

A lot of QBs were in the news yesterday as GMs spoke. If the Jets move on from Sam Darnold, when is the best time to trade him? Should the Raiders be 100% behind Derek Carr? Will Florio grill Rick Spielman about Kirk Cousins later today?

Surprise surprise, Twitter had some strong reactions to Chris' QB Draft Ranks. He answers some questions about if the Dolphins, Eagles, or 49ers should target any of these QBs in the first round.

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Mar 04, 2021
JJ Watt meets the media, and Cam Jordan stumps for Russ | 3/3 #1
00:49:30

Florio & Simms react to Justin James Watt's first presser as a member of the Cardinals. Plus, Cam Jordan is the latest Saints player to pine for Russell Wilson. And the veteran cuts keep coming, with the Vikings letting go of Kyle Rudolph.

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Mar 03, 2021
Simms reveals his QB Draft Rankings | 3/3 #2
00:49:28

Simms reveals his QB Draft Rankings, and he explains why he goes against the consensus at the top, putting Zach Wilson ahead of Trevor Lawrence. Plus, why Justin Fields may not be ready to be a star right away. And after JJ Watt stuck with #99, the guys draft the most iconic jersey numbers.

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Mar 03, 2021
J.J. Watt signs with Cardinals + David Carr mistypes | 3/2 #1
00:49:38

After weeks of speculation, J.J. Watt surprised everyone by signing with the Cardinals. Did he choose the better contract over the better team? Should the Cards unretire #99 for him? And Conspiracy Florio dreams up a Kyler for Deshaun trade.

David Carr wrote he thinks the Raiders should replace his brother Derek with Russell Wilson...but now is taking it back and hoping no one noticed.

The 49ers reportedly called the Panthers about Teddy Bridgewater. What does this mean for Jimmy Garoppolo?

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Mar 02, 2021
AFC North Offseason Preview + Draft: Best Pass Rush Tandems | 3/2 #2
00:49:52

We keep our offseason previews going with the AFC North. Is Big Ben now the worst QB in the division? Do the Steelers need to re-sign Bud Dupree? How about the Ravens and Yannick Ngakoue/Matt Judon? And what do the Browns need to take the next step? And what will happen with JuJu Smith-Schuster and Odell Beckham Jr?

Draft: Best Current Pass Rush Tandems - With J.J. Watt and Chandler Jones uniting in Arizona, are they the top duo in the NFL?

In a really nice gesture, Aaron Rodgers donates some big money to small businesses.

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Mar 02, 2021
Drew Brees waffling on retirement? + Russell Wilson trade destinations |3/1 #1
00:49:31

Drew Brees is retiring...unless he isn't. Why the Saints might be concerned after seeing some video Brees' trainer posted this weekend. Is he seriously considering playing this year? And how should this affect any plans the Saints have for a Russell Wilson trade? And speaking of Russ, Chris gives his take on the Wilson rumors that emerged Friday.

Of all the starting QBs in the NFL, which can we guarantee are going to be starting for their team in 4 years? Florio and Simms go through all 32 teams.

Add Mike Tomlin to the list of people who are confused why Eric Bieniemy didn't get a head coaching job this offseason.

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Mar 01, 2021
NFC West Offseason Preview + Draft: Coolest NFL Tributes |3/1 #2
00:49:23

Our Offseason Previews continue to the NFC West. Is Sean McVay committed to the Rams long-term? Do the 49ers need to move on from Jimmy Garoppolo? If Russell Wilson stays, what is the Seahawks top priority? How much of a draw is Kyler Murray to prospective free agents?

Draft: Coolest NFL Tributes - On the heels of the PGA players honoring Tiger Woods by wearing his signature red, Florio and Simms recall some of the best NFL tributes over the years, including Sean Taylor, Kobe Bryant, and George Halas.

Finally, Florio remembers former player and broadcaster Irv Cross.

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Mar 01, 2021
Russell Wilson trade destinations + Deshaun Watson stonewalls Texans head coach | 2/26 #1
00:48:54

Peter King joins Florio to talk about the big QB news that came out Thursday. Russell Wilson's agent says he doesn't want to be traded...then lists the 4 teams he'd want to go to. Which one is the best fit for him?

Meanwhile, Deshaun Watson reportedly met with new Texans Head Coach David Culley last week, and did not budge at all from his stance that he wants to be traded. Who will blink first between the QB and the team?

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Feb 26, 2021
Mailbag questions on Russ & Deshaun + Draft: What are you missing from the Combine? | 2/26 #2
00:49:24

Mike and Peter reach into the mailbag to answer questions regarding potential trades for Kirk Cousins, Russell Wilson, and Deshaun Watson.

Fill In The Blank: On Cam Newton, Big Ben, and J.J. Watt's cryptic tweets.

Draft: What are you missing from the Combine? Peter is all business and Mike for one year doesn't have to worry about if he'll get punched.

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Feb 26, 2021
Steelers want Big Ben back + Jimmy Garoppolo gets vote of confidence | 2/25 #1
00:49:30

More positive news on the Roethlisbeger-Steelers front, but what kind of deal will Big Ben need to take to make it work with Pittsburgh? Meanwhile, 49ers GM John Lynch gives Jimmy Garoppolo the dreaded vote of confidence. And are the Saints worried that Drew Brees might not actually retire?

Why was Antoine Winfield fined for doing to Tyreek Hill what Tyreek does to his opponents all the time? And Bruce Arians has an update on Tom Brady's knee surgery recovery.

Florio and Simms look back at some of the fan responses to our "Which NFL Artifact Would You Want To Own" draft.

A report says that J.J. Watt is receiving offers for $15M a year, but Mike and Chris are skeptical.

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Feb 25, 2021
What do Jets, Dolphins, Pats do at QB? + Draft: Best 2020 Moments (NBA Top Shot-style) | 2/25 #2
00:49:30

Our Offseason Preview series moves to the AFC East. Are the Jets ready to move on from Sam Darnold? What kind of backup should the Dolphins get for Tua? And should the Patriots run it back with Cam Newton? And which Bills free agent is the most important?

Draft: 2020 NFL Moment You'd Want To Own - Inspired by NBA Top Shot craze, Chris and Mike pick the best moments (on and off the field) of last season

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Feb 25, 2021
Steelers "want Ben back" + Will Chris Godwin take pay cut to stay in Tampa? | 2/24 #1
00:49:30

After it appeared that the Big Ben era might be over in Pittsburgh, his agent says the Steelers "want Ben back." Does this definitely mean Roethlisberger will be back for one more year?

With free agency coming, Chris Godwin says “I’m not going to put myself in a situation where I’m going to be miserable...just for a couple extra dollars.” But what if another team offers significantly more than the Bucs can?

Washington is taking fan suggestions for a new name in 2022. Should they just stick with "Football Team"?

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Feb 24, 2021
NFC North Offseason Preview + Draft: NFL Artifacts We'd Want To Own | 2/24 #2
00:49:31

Our offseason previews move to the NFC North. Do the Packers need to re-sign Aaron Jones? Might the Bears have no choice but to bring back Mitchell Trubisky? Will Florio get his wish of a Kirk Cousins trade? And will Jared Goff prove us wrong?

Draft: NFL Artifacts We'd Want To Own - Inspired by Andy Reid's faceshield being sent to the Hall of Fame, Florio and Simms name some historic NFL items they'd want to display in their homes.

Finally, more news that the NFL is moving closer to a 17-game schedule.

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Feb 24, 2021
Cam Newton is better than ___ QBs + Asking price for Russell Wilson | 2/23 #2
00:49:43

Cam Newton says he's not the 32nd best QB in the NFL, so Mike and Chris go through all the teams so see where he roughly ranks.

A report says the starting point for a Russell Wilson trade is 3 first round picks. Would (and should) anyone bite on that?

The franchise tag window opens today. Who can we expect to get tagged?

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Feb 23, 2021
AFC West Offseason Preview + Draft: Cam Newton destinations | 2/23 #2
00:49:58

We dive into the AFC West and look at the biggest storylines this offseason. How much fixing needs to be done for the Chiefs to get back over the Super Bowl hump? How can Jon Gruden fix the woeful Raiders defense? Is Von Miller done in Denver? And can Brandon Staley fix the Chargers close game woes?

Draft: Cam Newton destinations - Florio and Simms give their best fits for the QB

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Feb 23, 2021
Panthers and Dolphins targeting Deshaun + Simms on Wentz & Big Ben | 2/22 #1
00:49:28

After a week staycation, Simms is back!

More Deshaun Watson rumors emerged this weekend as the Panthers and Dolphins reportedly are preparing to make a run at him. Florio suggests why the stoic QB may need to be more public with his trade demands.

While Simms Was Away - We touch on the big news involving Carson Wentz and Ben Roethlisberger while Simms was out last week.

The salary cap figures are becoming clearer, and it seems like some teams will avoid major cuts.

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Feb 22, 2021
Bucs/Saints Offseason Preview + Most Important People in NFC South | 2/22 #2
00:49:28

NFC South Offseason Preview - We start our offseason previews with the defending champion Buccaneers. Which of their key free agents can they bring back? As for the Saints, will Jameis Winston or Taysom Hill be the heir to Drew Brees? What do the Panthers do at QB? And can Matt Ryan rebound for the Falcons?

Draft: Most Important People in the NFC South - Tom Brady, Sean Payton, and the other movers and shakers of this offseason.

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Feb 22, 2021
Carson Wentz traded to Colts + Deshaun's QB Coach speaks up | 2/19 #1
00:49:57

After weeks of speculation, the Eagles finally dealt Carson Wentz to the Colts. Florio & Myles break down the winners and losers of the big trade.

Bruce Arians had some candid words about OTAs and why veterans might be sabotaging younger player development.

On the heels of the Wentz trade, Deshaun Watson's QB coach asks what a disgruntled Texans QB needs to do to get moved.

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Feb 19, 2021
"Who Says No?" Hypothetical Trades + Draft: Teams We'd Want No Part Of | 2/19 #2
00:49:56

Mike and Myles go through some completely hypothetical trades (no, these are not reports) and decide "Who Says No?" Russell Wilson for Trevor Lawrence? OBJ for Stephon Gilmore?

Speed Round: Week in Review - Final suitors for J.J. Watt? How can Big Ben stay a Steeler?

Draft: Teams We'd Want No Part Of - After yesterday's Madden Franchise Mode draft, we look at the teams who are in a tough spot heading into this offseason.

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Feb 19, 2021
Are Steelers committed to Big Ben? + More J.J. Watt reports | 2/18 #1
00:49:58

Steelers GM Kevin Colbert was asked about Ben Roethlisberger, and his answer was...not enthusiastic. Is the Big Ben era done in Pittsburgh? Is it better for both the QB and the team to both part ways?

J.J. Watt tweeted that "free agency is wild" as more reports emerge about where he might land.

One thing we do know is that Richard Sherman's time with the 49ers is done. Where could the veteran CB end up?

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Feb 18, 2021
Tom Brady becomes Tom Petty again + Draft: Best "Madden Franchise Mode" teams | 2/18 #2
00:49:54

Mike and Myles play a little "What's More Likely?" with Big Ben, Jadeveon Clowney, Matt Ryan, and Alex Smith.

In a clapback Twitter video, Tom Brady once again showed he can be as petty as the rest of us.

Draft: What current teams would we want to go full "Madden Franchise Mode" with this offseason?

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Feb 18, 2021
J.J. Watt considering Browns? + Devin White puts blame on Chiefs | 2/17 #1
00:49:55

Peter King joins Florio to talk about the latest J.J. Watt rumors. Could he go to the Browns? Is his brother actually a reason he wouldn't go to the Steelers?

Devin White said the Chiefs only have themselves to blame for their Super Bowl LV disaster, and he's right. Also, are the Bucs making too many promises to their free agents?

Peter reported that the NFL's new TV deals could be coming soon. Could it bring us an extra Monday night game?

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Feb 17, 2021
Which Doesn't Belong: Watson, Wilson, & Wentz + Trevor Lawrence surgery update | 2/17 #2
00:49:54

"Which Doesn't Belong and Why?" Our favorite game returns as we look at trade targets and free agents this offseason.

Surprise surprise, Trevor Lawrence's shoulder surgery "went great." Should the Jaguars still listen to offers for the #1 overall pick?

Draft: NFL GOATs - On Jim Brown's 85th birthday, Mike and Peter draft the greatest of all-time at their positions.

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Feb 17, 2021
RIP Vincent Jackson + Buy/Sell 2021 Defenses | 2/16 #1
00:54:04

Charean joins Florio for a PFT Tuesday that starts with some sad news after Vincent Jackson was found dead at 38. We reflect on his impact both on and off the field.

Matthew Stafford has reached out to Jared Goff. What does each QB have to do to meet expectations in their new home? Meanwhile, Colts LB Darius Leonard says he was shocked by Philip Rivers' retirement.

As the new Bears Defensive Coordinator is confident for a rebound, Mike and Charean play Buy/Sell with 2021 Defenses.

In some great news, the girl injured in the Britt Reid car accident from 2 weeks ago has awoken from her coma.

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Feb 16, 2021
QB-Team Relationship Status + Draft: Best Individual Performances of 2020 | 2/16 #2
00:54:02

From "Summer love" to "Old married couple", Mike and Charean play some Word Association with QB-Team Relationships.

LeBron James may have been closer to playing in the NFL than we realized. And when will a quiet Cowboys offseason get noisier?

Draft: After the anniversary of "The TJ Oshie Game" we draft the Best Individual Performances of the 2020 season.

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Feb 16, 2021
Texans cut J.J. Watt + Urban Meyer's failed hire | 2/15 #1
00:49:56

Simms is off this week, so Peter King joins Florio to break down the weekend's news.

The Texans and J.J. Watt mutually parted ways on Friday. Why didn't Houston try to trade him? What is his most likely landing spot?

The Chris Doyle era in Jacksonville lasted a day. What does his controversial hire and subsequent resignation tell us about Urban Meyer's ability to handle the NFL spotlight?

Trevor Lawrence's workout Friday went well. Is there any chance he isn't the Jaguars pick at #1 overall?

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Feb 15, 2021
Carson Wentz latest + Draft: Veterans Who Could Get Cut | 2/15 #2
00:50:07

With reports that the Eagles haven't been offered a 1st round pick for Carson Wentz, is Philly getting the best offer for him that they're ever going to get?

Fill In The Blank: 2021 MVP - With odds out for next season's MVP, who should be the favorite? What non-QB is most likely to get an MVP vote?

Draft: Veterans Who Could Get Cut - Could Von Miller, Ben Roethlisberger and Jimmy Garoppolo soon join J.J. Watt in the free agency pool?

Solomon Thomas calls on the NFL to pay up for grass fields, and Florio and Peter agree with him.

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Feb 15, 2021
Could Jets be in play for Russell Wilson? Plus, Urban Meyer makes a questionable hire | 2/12 #1
00:49:28

Florio & Peter King discuss the latest developments in the Russell Wilson saga. Could the Jets be in play to trade for Wilson? Plus, Urban Meyer makes a questionable hire to his coaching staff, and Matthew Stafford wants to "shoot his shot"

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Feb 12, 2021
Bucs coaches unleashed, plus team that'll look way different in 2021 | 2/12 #2
00:49:30

Florio & Peter King react to Peter's interviews with Bruce Arians, Byron Leftwich, and Todd Bowles following the Bucs Super Bowl LV win. Tom Brady's surgery may be more serious than originally thought. Plus, a draft on the teams that'll look way different in 2021.

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Feb 12, 2021
Brady tosses the Lombardi + Ravens starter wants out | 2/11 #1
00:49:25

Highlights of the Bucs Super Bowl boat parade include Tom Brady tossing the Lombardi Trophy across the water, and GM Jason Licht promising a repeat. How easy will it be for Tampa to keep all their free agents?

Washington made a couple headlines when they signed Taylor Heinicke to a contract extension and owner Dan Snyder settled a lawsuit involving their cheerleaders. Can the owner keep his grasp on the Football Team?

The Ravens are a contender, so why does right tackle Orlando Brown Jr. want a trade?

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Feb 11, 2021
Seahawks not happy with Wilson? + Draft: QB Moves We Want To See | 2/11 #2
00:49:28

The trade rumors keep going for Russell Wilson, as Dan Patrick reports that Seahawks management is not happy with what their QB has been saying. Is a divorce inevitable? And how many teams in the NFL are really committed 100% to their QB right now?

The dysfunctional continues for the Texans as their president resigns, while owner Cal McNair stays blindly loyal to Jack Easterby. Can they still patch up things with Deshaun Watson?

Draft: QB Moves We Want To See - ARod to the 49ers? Russ to the Cowboys?

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Feb 11, 2021
Russell Wilson wants more say + Remembering Marty Schottenheimer | 2/10 #1
00:49:30

Russell Wilson says he wants more say in personnel decisions, while more reports emerge that he is unhappy with the Seahawks. Is there any chance Seattle could trade him this offseason?

We remember Marty Schottenheimer, and Chris wants to know why he isn't in the Hall of Fame.

More details emerge about former Seahawks lineman Chad Wheeler's domestic violence arrest. Why hasn't the NFL suspended him yet?

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Feb 10, 2021
Waiting on Carson Wentz deal + 2021 Division odds | 2/10 #2
00:49:32

The Eagles reportedly don't feel like they're getting a fair offer for Carson Wentz...but are they expecting too much?

Patrick Mahomes is undergoing surgery for his toe today, but that might not be the Chiefs' biggest concern as Andy Reid's son's accident looms over the franchise's offseason.

2021 Division odds are out and we play a game of What's More Likely for next season. Do the Chiefs or Bucs have the easier path to a division title?

Draft: Super Bowl LV Unsung Heroes - Mike and Chris try to shed some light on the unheralded stars of the Bucs' win.

Trevor Lawrence will work out for NFL teams Friday. Could it affect his draft status at all?

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Feb 10, 2021
Super Bowl LV film breakdown + Carson Wentz trade talk | 2/9 #1
00:49:26

After rewatching the Super Bowl, Chris and Mike have some more takeaways about the Bucs big upset. What was wrong with Andy Reid's gameplan? Why didn't they protect Patrick Mahomes more?

The Colts and Bears are being tied to Carson Wentz trade rumors. What's the most likely landing spot and what would they have to give up for him?

Was TJ Watt snubbed by Aaron Donald's DPOY win? And Chris has praise for Mike's favorite WR and new Hall of Famer, Drew Pearson.

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Feb 09, 2021
GUEST: Ronald Jones + Draft: Super Bowl LV Goats (in a bad way) | 2/9 #2
00:49:29

Bucs postmortem: Where does this Super Bowl win rank among Tom Brady's 7 rings? And can the Buccaneers bring back all of their free agents?

Draft: Super Bowl LV Goats (in a bad way) - There's plenty of blame to go around for the Chiefs.

GUEST:Ronald Jones joins Florio and Simms to talk about what it feels like to be a Super Bowl champion.

Florio and Simms remember beloved NFL Media writer Chris Wesseling.

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Feb 09, 2021
Bucs shock Chiefs in Super Bowl LV | 2/8 #1
00:49:17

Did anyone see a Bucs blowout coming? Florio and Simms breaks down how Todd Bowles' defense stopped the unstoppable Patrick Mahomes, how Tom Brady is lifting the Lombardi Trophy yet again, and all other angles of the big game.

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Feb 08, 2021
Superlatives + Lasting Images from Super Bowl LV | 2/8 #2
00:49:30

Mike and Chris continue to break down the big game with superlatives and a draft of their lasting images from Super Bowl LV.

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Feb 08, 2021
Chiefs O vs Bucs D, plus Bills WR Stefon Diggs | 2/5 #1
00:49:28

Florio & Simms hit all angles of Mahomes and the Chiefs O vs the Bucs D. Plus, Bills WR Stefon Diggs joins the show to discuss his monster season, and man-crush on Josh Allen.

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Feb 05, 2021
Bucs O vs Chiefs D, plus Super Bowl LV picks | 2/5 #2
00:49:27

Florio & Simms deep dive into the Bucs offense vs Chiefs defense. Can Tom Brady handle the Kansas City pass rush? Plus, the guys draft their non-QB MVPs and make their official Super Bowl LV picks.

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Feb 05, 2021
Antonio Brown plays the victim + GUEST: Chase Young | 2/4 #1
00:49:30

Tom Brady is proud of the progress he's helped Antonio Brown make, but AB shows that he still doesn't get why his NFL career was derailed.

Jon Gruden openly tampered with Richard Sherman on a podcast this week, and Florio doesn't see how the NFL can avoid punishing him.

GUEST: Chase Young joins to talk about his great rookie season and the future of the Washington Football Team.

Sean Payton says that the Saints want to bring back Jameis Winston. Will we see a full-blown QB competition between Winston and Taysom Hill this offseason?

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Feb 04, 2021
GUESTS: Tua Tagovailoa, Calais Campbell, Shaq Thompson | 2/4 #2
00:49:33

Hour 2 is chock-full of guests...

Tua Tagovailoa joins to talk about whether he is bothered by the Deshaun Watson rumors and if he wants Ryan Fitzpatrick back with the Dolphins next year.

Calais Campbell tells us what tripped up the Ravens against the Bills and when he knew he was going to be 6-foot-8.

Panthers LB Shaq Thompson then joins to talk about taking over for Luke Kuechly and his first season in the Matt Rhule era.

Draft: Super Bowl LV Matchups - Is the Bucs D-line vs the Chiefs O-line the key to the game?

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Feb 04, 2021
Chiefs-Bucs Injuries + GUEST: Joe Theismann | 2/3 #1
00:49:40

How big a role will injuries play in Super Bowl LV. Sammy Watkins is "very optimistic" while a handful of Bucs are "still not ready to go." Meanwhile, Devin White may have inadvertently strayed close to a controversy.

GUEST: Joe Theismann joins to talk about his Super Bowl experience, wearing just one facemask bar, and whether or not Chris threw a ball into the cannon of the Bucs ship.

After many have spoken for him, Eric Bieniemy finally weighed in on not getting a head coaching job.

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Feb 03, 2021
GUEST: James Robinson + Draft: Biggest Legacy Boost from SB LV Win | 2/3 #2
00:49:57

QB Carousel: The Falcons are planning to keep Matt Ryan and Julio Jones for 2021. Does that mean they will? And what type of contract could the Steelers and Big Ben agree to? And George Kittle has confidence in Jimmy Garoppolo.

GUEST: Jaguars RB James Robinson joins to talk about his standout rookie season and playing for Urban Meyer.

Draft: Biggest Legacy Boost from Super Bowl LV Win - Whose HOF case has the most on the line Sunday?

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Feb 03, 2021
Super Bowl Media Day + Packers GM has no regrets | 2/2 #1
00:49:26

Florio and Simms react to all the sound bites coming from (a virtual) Super Bowl LV Media Day. Patrick Mahomes says he's even better than last year, Jason Pierre-Paul doesn't even know the name of the tackle blocking him, and Tom Brady has kind words for Bill Belichick.

Packers GM Brian Gutekunst says he has "no regrets" about last year's draft. Should he?

Bruce Arians is "very very pissed" that Byron Leftwich didn't get any head coaching buzz.

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Feb 02, 2021
GUESTS: Kyler Murray & Ottis Anderson | 2/2 #2
00:49:23

Kyler Murray chats with Mike & Chris about his sophomore season and competing in the stacked NFC West.

Florio examines if there's a chance the Vikings trade Kirk Cousins to the 49ers.

Former RB Ottis Anderson joins the show to talk about his Hall of Fame case and tell some stories about young Chris Simms running around the Giants locker room.

Draft: Most Important Defensive Players in Super Bowl LV

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Feb 02, 2021
Matthew Stafford-Jared Goff blockbuster trade | 2/1 #1
00:49:40

Florio & Simms react to the blockbuster trade that saw the Rams and Lions swap former #1 overall picks. Does Matthew Stafford make LA a Super Bowl contender? Can Jared Goff salvage his career in Detroit? And what QB did the Rams pursue before the settled on Stafford?

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Feb 01, 2021
Texans dig in on Deshaun? + Nick Sirianni's "smart" introduction | 2/1 #2
00:49:57

Texans GM Nick Caserio claims to be committed to Deshaun Watson despite his trade request, but did he still leave the window open for a deal?

Nick Sirianni didn't have the most impressive introductory press conference. Is this a bad sign for the new Eagles head coach?

Draft: Stuff We'd Bank on Happening in Super Bowl LV (in honor of the Simms Memorial Cannon Shot Prop)

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Feb 01, 2021
Deshaun asks for a trade + Big Ben ready for a pay cut | 1/29 #1
00:49:27

After weeks of speculation, Deshaun Watson has officially requested a trade out of Houston. But will the Texans give in? Peter King joins Florio to breaks down all angles of the drama.

The Steelers will ask Ben Roethlisberger to take a pay cut, and he's apparently fine with that. Will this be Big Ben's last season in Pittsburgh?

In some great news, Ron Rivera's daughter says the coach is cancer-free.

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Jan 29, 2021
Can Bucs slow Mahomes? + Draft: QB Moves We'd Like To See | 1/29 #2
00:49:39

Florio and Peter look ahead to Super Bowl LV. Can the Tampa D slow Patrick Mahomes? Whose legacy is on the line the most? And will a healthy Sammy Watkins or Antonio Brown be the bigger boost for his team?

Draft: Offseason QB Moves We'd Like To See - Stafford to the Colts? Deshaun to the Jets? Rodgers to the Pats?

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Jan 29, 2021
Texans hire their head coach + Faster than Tyreek Hill? | 1/28 #1
00:49:28

The Texans have hired little-known David Culley as their head coach. Who is he, and what does this decision say about Houston's process? And why was Eric Bieniemy shut out of the head coaching pool yet again?

Scotty Miller has a bold claim that he's the fastest receiver in the NFL. Could this be another motivator for Tyreek Hill?

Though Drew Brees has not made his retirement official, Michael Thomas gives us another clue that his QB is gone.

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Jan 28, 2021
Who wants Stafford? + Draft: Biggest Stock Rises of 2020 | 1/28 #2
00:49:33

It's not surprising to hear that the Rams are going to have a QB competition this offseason. Is it Jared Goff vs John Wolford, or could another passer be involved?

Why aren't more teams interested in Matthew Stafford? Which one is the best landing spot for him? Could it be the Colts?

The Seahawks have cut tackle Chad Wheeler after some terrible accusations. Could this be an example for the rest of the NFL?

Draft: Biggest Stock Rises of 2020 - on the heels of Gamestop (which Florio and Simms totally understand), what players boosted their stock the most this season?

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Jan 28, 2021
Aaron Rodgers tries to walk it back + Jared Goff "is a Ram in this moment" | 11/27 #1
00:49:31

Aaron Rodgers is pretending that his dramatic postgame comments are being overblown, but Florio isn't buying it. What is the truth behind ARod's future with the Packers?

Rams GM Les Snead says Jared Goff "is a Ram in this moment." Why can't LA move on from the QB this offseason?

The Seahawks poached their new Offensive Coordinator from LA. What does it mean for Pete Carroll's offensive approach?

Sean McDermott take a lot of heat for his field goal decisions Sunday, and he's admitted that he might agree with some of it.

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Jan 27, 2021
GUEST: Jets Head Coach Robert Saleh | 11/27 #2
00:49:33

The Chiefs beat the Buccaneers in Week 12, but they will be missing a couple of key pieces this time around.

Jets Head Coach Robert Saleh joins the show live to talk about Sam Darnold, wearing suits, and how he can turn around the franchise.

Draft: Best Super Bowl LV Narratives - Chiefs repeat & Spags vs Brady

Heisman Trophy winner DeVonta Smith is already making some news at the Senior Bowl.

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Jan 27, 2021
Deshaun wants the Jets? + Stafford wants out | 1/26 #1
00:49:30

Brett Favre says the Packers would not do anything to jeopardize losing Aaron Rodgers, but is ignoring the fact that they already have? And is Rodgers looking for a bigger commitment from Green Bay to stay?

The latest Deshaun Watson rumor says he prefers to go to the Jets over the Dolphins. Does that make sense? And why is the Texans decision to interview Josh McCown for their head coaching vacancy such a bad move?

It looks like Matthew Stafford and the Lions are going to part ways this offseason. What teams would be the best landing spot for him?

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Jan 26, 2021
Do WRs want to play with Lamar? + Championship Sunday Goats (in a bad way) | 1/26 #2
00:49:31

I Watched The Film: Simms was even less impressed with Tom Brady's 2nd half after rewatching Bucs-Packers. And can you put any blame for the Bills loss on Josh Allen?

Despite Ravens GM Eric DeCosta saying he "laughs at the notion" that receivers want to play with Lamar Jackson, does Baltimore have issues recruiting top WR talent?

Draft: Championship Sunday Goats (in a bad way): Packers and Bills coaches shoulder a ton of blame for their losses.

DK Metcalf talked about the Seahawks offensive decline and said that "teams just started to figure us out." What does this say about the players' confidence in Pete Carroll?

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Jan 26, 2021
Championship Sunday: Rodgers can't catch Brady & Bills can't stop Chiefs | 1/25 #1
00:49:32

Super Bowl LV is set. In the NFC, Aaron Rodgers was left on the sideline as his comeback attempt came up short. Florio and Simms break down late-game decisions by the Packers QB, Matt LaFleur, and the referees as Tom Brady heads to yet another Super Bowl.

The Chiefs offense was too much for the Bills. Did Sean McDermott's cautious calls doom Buffalo?

Mike and Chris throw cold water on a bad Aaron Rodgers take from yesterday's game.

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Jan 25, 2021
Aaron Rodgers future in doubt + Championship Sunday Unsung Heroes | 1/25 #2
00:49:28

Unprompted, Aaron Rodgers opened the door to speculation about his future with the Packers. Could he be seeking a trade this offseason?

Championship Sunday Superlatives: Tyreek Hill has 3 rockets up his butt, and Florio doesn't want to hear anyone complain about late bye weeks anymore.

Draft - Championship Sunday Unsung Heroes: Frank Clark, Jordan Whitehead, and Chris Godwin are among those who deserve more credit.

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Jan 25, 2021
Eagles hire a coach + Dan Campbell wants to "bite a kneecap" | 1/22 #1
00:49:30

The Eagles have finally hired a head coach, ColtsOC Nick Sirianni. Peter King joins Florio to talk about the move, and why Eric Bieniemy is still left waiting.

New Lions head coach Dan Campbell had a memorable press conference full of Big Lebowski references and talk of biting kneecaps. Does it tell us anything about how good of a coach he will be?

New Jets head coach Robert Saleh says he won't be calling defensive plays. Is that a smart move?

Mike and Peter give their takeaways after speaking 1-on-1 with new Falcons head coach Arthur Smith.

Former Packers GM Ted Thompson died, but his fingerprints are still all over a team that's on the verge of a trip to the Super Bowl.

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Jan 22, 2021
Conf. Championship Previews + Show Me Something, Josh Allen | 1/22 #2
00:49:43

Mike and Peter preview Rodgers, Brady, Allen, Mahomes, and all other angles of the AFC & NFC Championships.

Speed Round: Which WR must be held in check? What defensive player could get picked on the most?

Draft: Show Me Something - Josh Allen, Aaron Jones, and Ndamukong Suh all need to step up Sunday.

The NFL revealed how many fans will be at the Super Bowl.

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Jan 22, 2021
Mahomes practices + Is Philip Rivers a Hall of Famer? | 1/21 #1
00:49:27

Philip Rivers has hung it up, so Florio and Simms debate if he'll eventually land in Canton. Do his stats outweigh his lack of big playoff moments?

Patrick Mahomes had a limited practice Wednesday...should we be surprised if he still doesn't play Sunday?

As we now learn that a playoff team could sign Mark Ingram, are the Ravens exposing a loophole?

The Lions announced that Dan Campbell is their new head coach, and they made a surprisingly long commitment to him.

Airing of Grievances: Teams posting incorrect injury reports could be an issue for the NFL one day.

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Jan 21, 2021
Big Contracts for Lamar & Baker? + Draft: Best Conf. Championship Matchups | 1/21 #2
00:49:25

Conference Championships What's More Likely?: Will the Bucs sack Rodgers 3+ times? Will Josh Allen clear 350 pass yds?

Lamar Jackson & Baker Mayfield could get new deals this offseason. Where should they fit in among the highest paid QBs?

Draft: Conf. Championship Matchups: Are Mike and Chris more excited for Brady-Rodgers or Allen-Mahomes?

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Jan 21, 2021
Ravens cut Mark Ingram + Brett Favre warns Mahomes | 1/20 #1
00:49:29

The Ravens have cut Mark Ingram, but Florio explains why a team like the Bills can't sign him for their playoff run.

While the Chiefs remain optimistic about Patrick Mahomes playing this Sunday, Brett Favre has some words of caution for the player and team.

Deshaun Watson sends a cryptic tweet and the guys try to decipher it. And the Eagles keep on piling up the interviews, but how appealing is that job?

The Hall of Fame voted on the Class of 2021 yesterday. Should Calvin Johnson make it in on his first ballot?

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Jan 20, 2021
Philip Rivers retires + Narrowing down Deshaun trade teams | 1/20 #2
00:49:23

Florio & Simms go team-by-team to narrow down what are realistic landing spots for Deshaun Watson.

The Jaguars and Washington filled the last GM openings.

Breaking News: Philip Rivers will retire after 17 seasons. Could we see him in a broadcast booth soon?

Draft: Where We Want Deshaun Watson To Go - Looks like it's a "loves him not" day for Florio and Kirk Cousins.

Mike and Chris take another angle of Rivers' retirement...who will be the Colts starting QB next year?

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Jan 20, 2021
Mahomes & AB injuries + Eagles interviewing Josh McDaniels | 1/19 #1
00:49:34

Some big injuries loom over this week as Patrick Mahomes is in the concussion protocol and Antonio Brown is getting an MRI on his knee. And why should the Packers be confident that they won't be blown out by the Bucs again?

The Eagles and Texans continue their head coaching search. Are Josh McDaniels and Eric Bieniemy serious candidates?

BillsMafia is stepping up big, and Lamar Jackson thanked them.

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Jan 19, 2021
Divisional Losers Mailbag + Goats (in a bad way) | 1/19 #2
00:49:36

Florio and Simms look at what's next for the Saints, Browns, Ravens and Chiefs with your Twitter questions. Could the Saints be a destination for Deshaun Watson? And who is more likely to be traded this offseason: Michael Thomas or OBJ?

The Scouting Combine will be virtual this year, and that could have massive ramifications on both the draft and free agency.

Draft: Divisional Goats (in a bad way) - It was not a fairytale ending for Drew Brees.

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Jan 19, 2021
Brady & Bucs beat Brees, plus the Chiefs survive without Mahomes | 1/18 #1
00:49:31

Tom Brady is moving on to his 14th conference championship game, while we likely saw Drew Brees play his last NFL game. Chad Henne and some gutsy play-calling save the day for Kansas City. And is it time for the worst rule in football to be changed?

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Jan 18, 2021
Divisional Round Superlatives, Heroes, & Chargers find their man | 1/18 #2
00:49:27

Florio & Simms hand out some Divisional Superlatives and read between the tea leaves on some signs that Jared Goff could be done in LA. Speaking of the Rams, their defensive coordinator Brandon Staley has accepted the Chargers head coach job. And it's time to celebrate some defensive performances in the Divisional Heroes draft for the day.

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Jan 18, 2021
Jags hire Urban Meyer & Jets hire Robert Saleh | 1/15 #1
00:49:30

Two coaching dominoes finally fell yesterday, and they're big ones. Urban Meyer is finally trying his hand at the NFL, as he agrees to coach the Jaguars. And the Jets nabbed the popular Robert Saleh. Peter King joins Florio to give his take on it, and who could be the next hires.

Then, Mike and Peter dive into previewing the AFC Divisional Round matchups. Will Josh Allen beat the Ravens blitz? And should the Browns try to outscore the Chiefs, or slow the game down?

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Jan 15, 2021
Bucs-Saints & Rams-Packers Previews + Show Me Something, Tom Brady | 1/15 #2
00:49:28

Florio & Peter continue previewing the Divisional Round with Buccaneers-Saints & Rams-Packers. Will this be Drew Brees' last game in the Superdome?

Offensive Changes: Will Russell Wilson like the new Seahawks approach? The Steelers jettisoned their OC. And the Dolphins say they're excited about Tua Tagovailoa, but do we believe them?

Draft: Show Me Something: Tom Brady, Davante Adams & Drew Brees all need to step up this weekend.

Finally, we get rumors that the Falcons might also be on the verge of hiring their head coach.

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Jan 15, 2021
Broncos hire a GM + Bears stay the course | 1/14 #1
00:49:28

Mike and Chris hit all the GM news: the Jets let Robert Saleh leave the building, the Broncos hired a new GM, and Urban Meyer is being linked to the Chargers.

The Bears decided to run it back with Ryan Pace and Matt Nagy, to the dismay of many of their fans. Will Mitchell Trubisky also be returning?

And Florio notes how the NFL officials dodged a bullet last week.

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Jan 14, 2021
Sammy Watkins gives Browns more bulletin board material + Tua's teammates not sold on him? | 1/14 #2
00:49:31

Sammy Watkins apparently didn't learn from JuJu Smith-Schuster's lesson, as he may have given the Browns more bulletin board material ahead of their matchup vs the Chiefs. We cover that and more in a Divisional Preview round of What's More Likely?

The Dolphins are supposedly committed to Tua Tagovailoa, but his teammates may not be sold that he is their QB of the future.

Meanwhile, Mike Tomlin weighs in on whether Ben Roethlisberger could return to the Steelers next year.

Draft: Divisional Matchups - Brady vs Brees, Ramsey vs Adams, and more.

Rumors surfaced this morning that Urban Meyer and the Jaguars are growing closer to a deal.

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Jan 14, 2021
Andre Johnson blasts Texans + The end of #LetRussCook? | 1/13 #1
00:49:42

Amid news that the Texans are now interested in Eric Bieniemy, Andre Johnson calls out Jack Easterby and warns Deshaun Watson to stand his ground. Meanwhile, the Eagles are interested in Lincoln Riley, the Jets are zeroing in on Robert Saleh, and Urban Meyer might be close to taking the Jaguars job.

The Seahawks have fired OC Brian Schottenheimer a day after Pete Carroll said he wants to run the ball more. Is this the end of the #LetRussCook era in Seattle?

Sean McVay says "the Terminator" Aaron Donald will suit up Saturday, but he hasn't said who his starting QB will be.

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Jan 13, 2021
Coaching Search Simmsisms + Super Bowl Favorites | 1/13 #2
00:49:51

Mike and Chris take a loop around the NFL coaching carousel...Simmsism-style. Which coach candidate is getting “swept under the radar?” Which team’s search has hit a “deeper level of dumberer?”

The Raiders and Cowboys have hired defensive coordinators. Do they have the players to fit the Seattle scheme?

Draft: Super Bowl Favorites - Plain and simple...who are the teams we trust most to make it to Tampa?

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Jan 13, 2021
Eagles fire Doug Pederson + Nick Saban's legacy | 1/12 #1
00:49:30

On the heels of yet another national championship for Alabama, Florio and Simms get into it over whether Nick Saban can be called one of the greatest coaches of all-time in any sport.

In a stunner, the Eagles fired Doug Pederson. How could they move on from him 3 years after a Super Bowl?

Bill Belichick declined the Medal of Freedom from Donald Trump. Did he have another choice?

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Jan 12, 2021
Wild Card Goats (in a bad way) + Should Bears bring back Trubisky? | 1/12 #2
00:49:35

Chris gives his takeaways after watching the Wild Card film of Josh Allen, Lamar Jackson, Baker Mayfield & Tom Brady.

NFC Postmortems: What should Washington & the Bears do at QB this offseason?

Draft: Wild Card Goats (in a bad way): JuJu Smith-Schuster, Russell Wilson, and Derrick Henry make appearances

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Jan 12, 2021
Browns exorcise the demons + Lamar gets his first playoff win | 1/11 #1
00:49:30

It's a Super Wild Card Weekend recap for Florio & Simms.

The wait is over for Browns fans as they upset the Steelers in Pittsburgh. Is this the end of the road for Big Ben?

Lamar Jackson finally kicks the playoff narrative with a big comeback and a run for the ages.

The Saints slimed the Bears, who once again have questions about their offense.

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Jan 11, 2021
Josh Allen lights up Colts + Rams upset disappointing Seahawks | 1/11 #2
00:49:28

Florio & Simms continue through their Wild Card breakdown with superlatives for Josh Allen, Russell Wilson, Brian Schottenheimer, Hollywood Brown, and Taylor Heinicke.

The latest coaching vacancy news includes rumors that Doug Pederson isn't safe in Philadelphia.

Draft: Wild Card Heroes - Leonard Fournette and Darious Williams stepped up in a big spot.

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Jan 11, 2021
Deshaun Watson wants a trade? + Wild Card Preview | 1/8 #1
00:49:28

Peter King joins Florio to break down all of the Wild Card matchups, starting with Browns-Steelers, Rams-Seahawks & Buccaneers-Washington.

The Deshaun Watson rumors were flying yesterday, as he's reportedly "extremely unhappy" with the Texans and could demand a trade. Is there any chance he leaves Houston? And what would a team have to pay to get him?

Then, the guys take a look at Bears-Saints and if Chicago could pull the upset.

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Jan 08, 2021
Lamar looking for 1st playoff W + Landing spot for Eric Bieniemy? | 1/8 #2
00:49:34

Mike and Peter continue their Wild Card previews with Ravens-Titans and Colts-Bills.

Coaching vacancies: Who will be the first coach hired? Who is the favorite to get Eric Bieniemy?

Draft: Wild Card Show Me Something: Lamar, Baker, Chase Young and Philip Rivers are all under the microscope.

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Jan 08, 2021
NFL players react to attack on Capitol + Trevor Lawrence declares for Draft | 1/7 #1
00:49:28

We'll get to the football, but first Mike and Chris react to yesterday's shocking attack on the U.S. Capitol by domestic terrorists. NFL players also refuse to stick to sports.

Kevin Stefanski says the Browns will be ok without him on the sidelines Sunday, and Chris agrees.

Trevor Lawrence declared for the draft. but is he guaranteed to go to the Jaguars?

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Jan 07, 2021
Wild Card previews + Draft: Most important non-QBs this weekend | 1/7 #2
00:49:21

Florio and Simms go through injury updates to Alex Smith, Jared Goff and others ahead of Wild Card Weekend.

The guys then dive into the matchups with a round of What's More Likely? Will Chase Young sack Tom Brady? Will the Ravens or Derrick Henry have more success running the ball?

Draft: Wild Card Most Important Non-QBs: Khalil Mack, Aaron Donald, and Myles Garrett will all need big games to pull off upsets.

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Jan 07, 2021
Kevin Stefanski will miss Wild Card + Miles Sanders mad about Eagles tank | 1/6 #1
00:49:27

COVID continues to ravage the Browns as they'll be without their head coach and a top offensive lineman this weekend due to positive tests. How much does this hurt their chances vs the Steelers?

Ron Rivera says that Washington could rotate QBs vs the Bucs depending on Alex Smith's health. Should they just start Taylor Heinicke?

We have our first hire of the offseason as the Texans finally get Nick Caserio for their GM. What does this say about Jack Easterby's power in the organization?

Miles Sanders says that "nobody like the decision" for the Eagles to tank Sunday. Why didn't Doug Pederson have a better plan for the move?

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Jan 06, 2021
GMs weigh in on Tua & Darnold + Draft: Wild Card QBs We Trust | 1/6 #2
00:49:29

As Mike and Chris discuss the final regular season PFT Power Rankings, they rank the playoff teams they think have the best shot of winning it all.

The Dolphins GM said Tua Tagovailoa is "our starting quarterback", while the Jets GM didn't commit to Sam Darnold. Should either team consider drafting another QB in the Top 3 of the 2021 draft?

Draft: Wild Card QBs We Trust: Simms loves his Boy Blue, but Josh Allen is not his first pick.

HOF Finalists are announced...should Calvin Johnson be a first-ballot Hall of Famer?

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Jan 06, 2021
Anthony Lynn & Doug Marrone fired + John Elway steps down as GM | 1/5 #1
00:49:28

Anthony Lynn & Doug Marrone were both fired yesterday. What is the next step for the Chargers and Jaguars? And the Bengals decided to stick with Zac Taylor.

John Elway has stepped down as GM, but is he just failing upward?

On a scale of 1 to 10, how much will it impact their teams if Alvin Kamara and Mike Evans are out this weekend?

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Jan 05, 2021
Pederson keeps dodging tanking questions + Week 17 Goats (in a bad way) | 1/5 #2
00:49:33

Amid reports that his players were angry about his decision to bench Jalen Hurts, Doug Pederson still is dodging questions about why he played to lose in Sunday night's game. And Joe Judge has some strong words about the Eagles.

Deshaun Watson had a great season on a bad team. How involved will he be in the hiring of his next head coach?

Draft: Week 17 Goats (in a bad way): Mike McCarthy and Ryan Fitzpatrick ended their seasons on a bad note.

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Jan 05, 2021
Washington wins tanks to Eagles + Dog days are over for the Browns | 1/4 #1
00:49:28

In one of the most bizarre (or shameful?) games in recent memory, the Eagles went into tank mode to help Washington win the NFC East last night. Is this a problem that the NFL needs to address? And could it hurt Philly more than it helps them?

The dog days are over as the Browns are back in the playoffs for the first time since 2002. And the Bills are peaking at the right time.

Black Monday started early as the Jets fired Adam Gase last night. And how much sway will Woody Johnson have in the next NY head coach?

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Jan 04, 2021
Derrick Henry hits 2,000 + Aaron Rodgers sews up MVP | 1/4 #2
00:49:31

Florio and Simms keep recapping Week 17 with superlatives for MVP Aaron Rodgers, ageless Tom Brady, Ravens running game, Derrick Henry hitting 2k, and Tua Tagovailoa's bad finale.

The guys check on the hot seat with Anthony Lynn and Doug Marron (Producer's note: this show was taped before news that both head coaches were fired)

Draft: Week 17 Defining Moments - From Nate Sudfeld to Baker Mayfield, the guys talk about what they'll remember from this past weekend.

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Jan 04, 2021
Bills will have fans in playoffs + MVP dark horse | 12/31 #1
00:49:41

Thanks to everyone who has watched and listened to the show this past year. Here's to a great 2021!

The Bills announced they will have fans at their Wild Card playoff game. Meanwhile, as the Browns are trying to end their postseason drought, more COVID positive are creating a hurdle for them.

Injury updates: Cooper Kupp is the latest loss for the Rams, Kyler Murray is determined to play, Alex Smith doesn't practice, and Daniel Jones may have said too much.

MVP race: Aaron Rodgers talks about awards and Florio has a dark horse candidate who we might be overlooking.

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Dec 31, 2020
Week 17 Previews + Show Me Something, Tua | 12/31 #2
00:52:25

Simms and Florio end 2020 by breaking down the big Week 17 matchups, first the NFC and then the AFC with a round of What's More Likely?

Draft; Week 17 Show Me Something: Tua, Kyler, Baker and Rivers are all under the pressure cooker.

Mike and Chris debate the Colts' strategy to hide the scores of other games from their players Sunday.

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Dec 31, 2020
Steelers will sit Ben + Dwayne Haskins goes unclaimed | 12/30 #1
00:49:27

Mike Tomlin revealed that he's going to sit Ben Roethlisberger vs the Browns Sunday. Is that a good strategy for Pittsburgh? And will the Bills follow suit?

Meanwhile the Rams are in a must-win but are down their starting QB and might be missing their top WR too.

Dwayne Haskins went unclaimed on waivers. Will he sign anywhere before the offseason?

Airing of Grievances: Again we see an negative side effect of the new playoff system, and Florio exposes the Bitcoin misinformation.

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Dec 30, 2020
Bills top Chiefs in Power Rankings + Wild Card matchups we want to see | 12/30 #2
00:50:57

Florio fields a lot of Twitter questions after he put the Bills over the Chiefs in his Power Rankings. And who is the Coach of the Year frontrunner?

Bill Belichick isn't certain he'll start Cam Newton