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Former Raiders CB Stanford Routt Breaks Down Super Bowl 51

Tue, 02/21/2017 - 10:14am

Stanford Routt played opposite All-Pro Nnamdi Asomugha for the Raiders and knows a thing or two about covering the best player on the field. That’s why we hit him up to help us breakdown Super Bowl 51 and how the Patriots will be able to stop the dynamic force known as Julio Jones.

 

NFL’s First Female Official Sarah Thomas (SB51)

Tue, 02/21/2017 - 10:13am

Sarah Thomas is a groundbreaker. Having been the first woman to ever officiate an NCAA bowl game, she now just wrapped up her second season as an official in the NFL, the first woman to ever achieve that as well. Sarah joined Newy on Radio Row in Houston at Super Bowl 51 to talk about her climb to the top of her profession and what she can do to empower other women to achieve their dreams.

 

Mark Schlereth Says Tony Romo Belongs in Denver

Tue, 02/21/2017 - 10:11am

The last four quarterbacks remaining in this year’s playoffs were Tom Brady, Aaron Rodgers, Ben Roethlisberger and Matt Ryan, all of which are either Hall of Fame locks or right on the verge. So when ESPN’s Mark Schlereth looks at the Broncos and sees Paxton Lynch sitting there, he tells Newy that doesn’t work for him. If Denver wants to win now, they’ll do everything they can to get Tony Romo.

 

George Karl is Brash, Funny and Just What Pro Sports Needs

Tue, 02/21/2017 - 9:47am

Say what you will about former NBA coach George Karl. Some think he’s one of the best coaches of all time, some think he’s a has-been, some think his time has come and gone. But he’s also an outside-the-box thinker, a master of Xs and Os and comes from an incredible pedigree. If only Carmelo Anthony would’ve bought in.

 

Nobody Knows The Patriots As Well As Michael Holley

Tue, 02/21/2017 - 9:45am

Michael Holley literally wrote the book on Bill Belichick and Tom Brady and has been covering the team since this championship era began. He joined Newy prior to New England’s AFC Championship matchup with the Steelers to talk about the dynasty the Pats have going and just how much better it would’ve been had Randy Moss stayed in town more than one season.

 

Alexander Wolff Talks Obama and His Impact on Sports

Tue, 02/21/2017 - 9:43am

Alexander Wolff has followed Obama’s love for sports, and basketball in particular, the past eight years, even writing the book “The Audacity of Hoop: Basketball and the Age of Obama.” He joined Newy to talk about what Obama’s meant to the sports world and give some behind-the-scenes stories of Obama welcoming athletes to the White House.

 

Kyle Long Can’t Say It, But He Needs A QB In Worst Way

Tue, 02/21/2017 - 9:41am

Bears offensive lineman Kyle Long made the Pro Bowl in each of his first three seasons in the NFL, then had his fourth derailed by injuries. Even more unfortunate is that his team has missed the playoffs each of those four years. Whose blindside will he be protecting next year, Jay Cutler’s or someone else’s?

 

Former GM Charley Casserly on Hiring During NFL Playoffs

Tue, 02/21/2017 - 9:37am

Hiring new coaches and GMs in the NFL is always tricky, and never more so than during the playoffs, when most of the best up and coming coaches are still in action with their teams. Former Redskins and Texans GM Charley Casserly joined Newy to talk about the dance GMs do this time of year, and where he believes Tony Romo will end up playing next season.

 

Where Does Deshaun Watson Get Drafted?

Tue, 02/21/2017 - 9:26am

Chris Landry of LandryFootball.com joins us for 30 minutes every week and there was a TON to talk about this week after Clemson beat Alabama in the national title game. The MVP of that game was Deshaun Watson, who immediately declared his intention to enter the NFL Draft. Newy asked Chris what team will take a chance on Deshaun in the first round this year, and there are several possible answers.

 

Bruce Matthews is Impressed With Today’s O-Line Play

Tue, 02/21/2017 - 9:25am

Bruce Matthews is a Hall of Fame offensive lineman who played in an NFL record 14 Pro Bowls and spent all 18 of his years in the league within the Titans/Oilers franchise. He’s also one of EIGHT Matthews across three generations to play in the NFL. He joined Newy to talk about today’s line play, his USC ties and why his son Jake wasn’t drafted by his former teammate Jeff Fisher.

 

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Mon, 02/20/2017 - 8:34am

Pro Football Talk Live with Mike Florio

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Monday, February 20, 2017

6:00 – The Dolphins are close to trading Brandon Albert for Julius Thomas, who had some effective years with Adam Gase in Denver (and some guy named Manning).

6:18 – Cowboys fans were worried about a TMZ story involving Zeke Elliott and the police, but it turned out to be nothing. We still don’t know if he’s going to get punished for an alleged domestic violence incident the league’s been investigating. 

6:35 –  Peter King made a more rational, but still weak, argument against Terrell Owens’ case for the Hall of Fame. Mike still destroys it.

6:48 – Stefon Diggs appeared to either join or troll the Kyrie Irving chorus about the Earth not being round.

7:00 – The Dolphins are close to trading Brandon Albert for Julius Thomas, who had some effective years with Adam Gase in Denver (and some guy named Manning).

7:18 – We look at the #1 offseason priority for the Philadelphia Eagles: Guys who can actually catch a damn pass!      

7:35 – Newsday NFL Insider Bob Glauber tells us the biggest offseason priority for the Giants: Help on the offensive line. Also, when does the team search for Eli Manning’s successor?

7:48 – Mike explains why the video of the Revis incident all but guarantees he won’t be found guilty of the most serious chargers.

8:00 – NFL Coast to Coast – Stats gets Mike’s reaction to the headlines of the day.

8:18 – We look at the #1 offseason priority for the Washington franchise: Sink or swim on Kirk Cousins.    

8:35 – Fort Worth Star-Telegram Charean Williams helps us identify the biggest offseason priority for the team, and what else they have to do, beyond just Tony Romo.   

8:48 – Will the NFL penalize the Steelers for lying about Le’Veon Bell on the injury report? What happened to the Seahawks tells us the answer.

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Fri, 02/17/2017 - 6:48am

Pro Football Talk Live with Mike Florio

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Friday, February 17, 2017

6:00 – Darrelle Revis is chasing four felony charges and more after an altercation in Pittsburgh. Mike explains the ramifications.

6:18 – Tony Romo expects to get released rather than traded. Denver remains a good possibility.

6:35 – Steelers GM Kevin Colbert spoke on the team’s status with Ben Roethlisberger, Le’Veon Bell, and Antonio Brown.  

6:48 – Tom Brady and the Patriots are discussing a contract extension. Of course they are. He’s only 39.

7:00 – We listen to Terrell Owens being interviewed on WFAN. T.O. defending himself nicely, and said he may not show up if he eventually gets elected to the Hall of Fame.

7:18 –  The Dolphins were going to release Brandon Albert, and then they realized that teams would trade for him.

7:35 – JoeBucsFan.com & Hall of Fame Voter Ira Kaufman and Florio argue about how Terrell Owens was treated by the Hall of Fame voters.

7:48 –  More with Ira Florio and Ira discuss how the new “T.O. Standard” for the HoF will be applied to future candidates.

8:00 – NFL Coast to Coast – Stats gets Mike’s reaction to the headlines of the day.

8:18 – Washington won’t respond to what Chris Cooley said about GM Scot McCloughan.   

8:35 – CSN New England Patriots Insider Tom Curran reacts to Darrelle Revis being chargers with four felonies, and whether the Patriots are secretly working on a contract extension with Jimmy Garoppolo.

8:48 – Darrelle Revis is chasing four felony charges and more after an altercation in Pittsburgh. Mike explains the ramifications.

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Thu, 02/16/2017 - 7:22am

Pro Football Talk Live with Mike Florio

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Thursday, February 16, 2017

6:00 – The NFL continues to both things, this time with invites to the NFL Combine. It has the right idea by trying to shy away from players with violent histories, but it wasn’t handled the right way (shocker).

6:18 – Vince Young wants back in the NFL. Good luck, dude.

6:35 – So the NFL has an issues with a proposed Texas bathroom law, but wants to have games in China? Hmmm… 

6:48 – Chris Cooley wonders on a team-owned radio station if Washington GM Scot McCloughan is drinking again.

7:00 – Terrell Owens appeared on a radio show in Buffalo and defended his career as a player. Everything he says is what we’ve said for the past 11 days.

7:18 – Someone is going to make a movie out of Tom Brady’s life. We wonder what that would actually look like.

7:35 – Pro Football Talk’s Darin Gantt helps us sort through the T.O. mess, and how the Hall of Fame might deal with Steve Smith, who punched teammates 3 times.

7:48 – Antonio Brown and his agents were in Pittsburgh this week, sparking speculation that he could have a new deal with the Steelers soon.

8:00 – NFL Coast to Coast – Stats gets Mike’s reaction to the headlines of the day.

8:18 –  The Cardinals are getting kicked out of their own stadium for a Metallica concert. Really.

8:35 – CSN Mid Atlantic’s Brian Mitchell makes the case for Washington to keep Kirk Cousins around, and rips fans who are still mad that RG3 isn’t there anymore.

8:48 – We react to what Brian Mitchell said, and compare Cousins to other QBs in their first two years.

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Wed, 02/15/2017 - 7:58am

Pro Football Talk Live with Mike Florio

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Wednesday, February 15, 2017

6:00 – The Seahawks got off with a warning from the NFL about not reporting Richard Sherman’s injury last year. Florio rips the league because their explanation makes no sense.

6:18 – Bill Parcells defended T.O.’s Hall of Fame credentials. 

6:35 – Today is the day teams can designate their franchise players. We look at some possible candidates.

6:48 – USA took a Tom Brady quote from our interview completely out of context to make a splashy headline.

7:00 – Today is the day teams can designate their franchise players. We look at some possible candidates.

7:18 – The Seahawks got off with a warning from the NFL about not reporting Richard Sherman’s injury last year. Florio rips the league because their explanation makes no sense.

7:35 – NFL Coast to Coast – Stats gets Mike’s reaction to the headlines of the day.

7:48 – Roddy White continues to rip former offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan.

8:00 – 5x Super Bowl Champion Tom Brady (Re-Air) tells us his advice for players about visiting the White House, whether he wants to be remembered as the best ever, and how he remains so healthy.

8:18 – Reaction to Brady  

8:35 – Pro Football Hall of Famer Kurt Warner weighs in on the T.O. Hall of Fame controversy, and explains how he ended up taking the path he traveled to Canton.

8:48 – We quickly preview the franchise tag candidates.

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Tue, 02/14/2017 - 9:08am

Pro Football Talk Live with Mike Florio

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Tuesday, February 14, 2017

6:00 – The Giants said goodbye to Victor Cruz yesterday. We wonder what New York’s offense will look like next year, and what the market will be for Victor Cruz.

6:18 – Aldon Smith is being investigated for a possible domestic violence incident, which could be the end of his NFL career.  

6:35 – We listen to Robert Kraft from the Today Show sidestep a Deflategate question.

6:48 – The game-winning football from the Super Bowl has been located. Now if we could just find Tom Brady’s jersey…

7:00 – The Giants said goodbye to Victor Cruz yesterday. We wonder what New York’s offense will look like next year, and what the market will be for Victor Cruz.  

7:18 – Jordan Reed says the team needs to keep the offense together next year. Mike says Reed himself could end up getting cut.

7:35 – Aldon Smith is being investigated for a possible domestic violence incident, which could be the end of his NFL career.  

7:48 – T.O. continues to defend his career on Twitter to people that are challenging him.

8:00 – We speculate on whether Tom Brady will have to wait to get into the Hall of Fame like T.O. has been made to wait.

8:18 – 5x Super Bowl Champion Tom Brady tells us his advice for players about visiting the White House, whether he wants to be remembered as the best ever, and  

8:35 – Barstool Big Cat & PFT Commenter rampantly speculate about whether Tom Brady is using performance enhancing drugs.

8:48 – We react to our interviews this hour and discuss the biggest takeaways.

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Mon, 02/13/2017 - 7:38am

Pro Football Talk Live with Mike Florio

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Monday, February 13, 2017

6:00 – People continue to try and explain why T.O. isn’t a Hall of Famer, and we keep blowing their arguments up.

6:18 – Mike wonders if the new T.O. standard will apply to Randy Moss, when he’s up for the Hall of Fame next year. 

6:35 – Myles Garrett is doing some backtracking after initially asking Jerry Jones to trade up and draft him.  

6:48 – Mike explains where thing stand with the Raiders and Las Vegas.

7:00 – Things are going to get messy in Washington with the team and Kirk Cousins. There are different endings to the story, and most aren’t great.

7:18 – We react to some of Peter King’s conversation with Tom Brady in this week’s MMQB.

7:35 –  Buffalo News Bills Insider & HoF Voter Vic Carucci comes on to defend the idea by some HoF voters that T.O.’s off-the-field antics overshadow his ridiculous statistics.

7:48 – Vic and Mike continue to argue about Terrell Owens.

8:00 – Florio and Stats react to Vic’s position.

8:18 – NFL Coast to Coast – Stats gets Mike’s reaction to the headlines of the day.

8:35 – PFT’s Michael David Smith helps us sort through this T.O. debacle, as well as the QB situation in Washington and whether Myles Garrett should attend the draft.

8:48 – Steve Young says he barely watches games that he talks about on ESPN, and that he only spends 1 to 2 hours preparing for those games.

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Thu, 02/09/2017 - 6:52am

Pro Football Talk Live with Mike Florio

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Thursday, February 9, 2017

6:00 – Deion Sanders continues to feed the controversy he started by accusing the Colts of cheating. He also keeps saying dumb things.

6:18 – The Houston Police aren’t too concerned about Tom Brady’s stolen jersey. Rightfully so.    

6:35 – We listen to Ira Kaufman explains the reasons he’s heard for keeping T.O. out of the Hall of Fame. Mike destroys those arguments.  

6:48 – Bart Hubbuch is suing the NY Post after he was fired for an insensitive tweet about Donald Trump and other national tragedies.

7:00 – Florio and Stats examine the top 5 offseason storylines.

7:18 – Deion Sanders continues to feed the controversy he started by accusing the Colts of cheating. He also keeps saying dumb things.

7:35 – We look ahead to where four key QBs will be next year: Tony Romo, Colin Kaepernick, Jay Cutler, and Kirk Cousins.

7:48 – Question of the Day: Do you think T.O. deserves to be in the Hall of Fame?

8:00 –  Pro Football Hall of Famer Jason Taylor says T.O. deserves to be in the Hall of Fame, and explains what it was like to get the knock on the door for making the Hall of Fame.

8:18 – NFL Coast to Coast – Stats gets Mike’s reaction to the headlines of the day.

8:35 – Cleveland Browns Tackle Joe Thomas says Roger Goodell “scurried off the stage like a rat” when he presented the awards the Monday after the Super Bowl.

8:48 – PFT Planet – We take your calls, tweets and emails on the question of the day.

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Wed, 02/08/2017 - 6:53am

Pro Football Talk Live with Mike Florio

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Wednesday, February 8, 2017

 

6:00 –  We listen to the best from the Patriots’ victory parade in Boston. Gronk, as usual, does not disappoint.

6:18 – The Falcons are replacing both coordinators this offseason. We listen to Dan Quinn explain some of the changes.    

6:35 – Deion Sanders says the Colts were stealing signs back in the day, too, and everybody knew it. Why the hell didn’t he speak up in 2007, or any year since?  

6:48 – James White says he may skip the White House trip as well, and told Dan Patrick that he doesn’t know where the winning TD ball went. He forgot about it!

7:00 – We listen to the best from the Patriots’ victory parade in Boston. Gronk, as usual, does not disappoint.

7:18 – The Falcons are replacing both coordinators this offseason. We listen to Dan Quinn explain some of the changes.    

7:35 – Pro Football Hall of Famer Tony Dungy calls in to respond to Deion Sanders saying that his Colts were stealing signals from other teams. Dungy agrees, but says they weren’t doing it illegally, like the Patriots did.

7:48 – Question of the Day: Who will be the Browns starting QB in week 1 next year?

8:00 –  Pro Football Talk’s Darin Gantt is a Hall of Fame voter, and he explains what it was like when T.O. came up for debate in the room.

8:18 – NFL Coast to Coast – Stats gets Mike’s reaction to the headlines of the day.

8:35 – San Francisco 49ers General Manager John Lynch explains why he isn’t going to be another Matt Millen, when he thought he could be a GM, and whether he trusts the 49ers to stop leaking things to the media.

8:48 – PFT Planet – We take your calls, tweets and emails on the question of the day.

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Tue, 02/07/2017 - 8:35am

Pro Football Talk Live with Mike Florio

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Tuesday, February 7, 2017

6:00 –  We listen to Tom Brady and Bill Belichick yesterday with Roger Goodell. Belichick is mad that they’re already 7 weeks behind preparing for next season. Boo hoo, Bill.

6:18 – Mike wonders if Kyle Shanahan blowing that 25 point lead in the Super Bowl will scar him going forward with the 49ers.    

6:35 – The Steelers are making roster changes, and we can’t help but wonder if those will eventually include Antonio Brown.

6:48 – Tom Brady’s game jersey from Super Bowl LI is still unaccounted for. We wonder who could have taken it, and whether you can do anything with it now that Brady spilled the beans.

7:00 – We listen to Tom Brady and Bill Belichick yesterday with Roger Goodell. Belichick is mad that they’re already 7 weeks behind preparing for next season. Boo hoo, Bill.

7:18 – Is Patriots D Coordinator Matt Patricia hurting his chances of being a head coach by wearing a Roger Goodell clown t-shirt?

7:35 – Former Atlanta Falcons Offensive Lineman Jamie Dukes says it’s too early to examine the Falcons season. This loss will star with Dan Quinn and Matt Ryan forever.

7:48 – Question of the Day: What’s the greatest NFL game of all time?

8:00 –  NFL Coast to Coast – Stats gets Mike’s reaction to the headlines of the day.

8:18 – Mike wonders if Kyle Shanahan blowing that 25 point lead in the Super Bowl will scar him going forward with the 49ers.

8:35 – New England Patriots Radio Analyst Scott Zolak says he thinks Brady has 3 more years before he retires, and that the stolen Brady jersey could be worth $300,000.

8:48 – PFT Planet – We take your calls, tweets and emails on the question of the day.

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Mon, 02/06/2017 - 9:23am

Pro Football Talk Live with Mike Florio

On NBC Sports Radio & NBCSN

Monday, February 6, 2017

 

6:00 – Congratulations to the New England Patriots, winning their 5th Super Bowl in the most dramatic fashion. Mike thinks last night’s game was the best – in the history of football.

6:18 –  Florio says fans were robbed of an even better game because of the overtime rules. Both teams should get a shot to score a TD in OT.

6:35 – How the hell did the Falcons screw this up?

6:48 – Mike loved Lady Gaga’s halftime show. She send a message without being too political and did a great job.

7:00 – Congratulations to the New England Patriots, winning their 5th Super Bowl in the most dramatic fashion. Mike thinks last night’s game was the best – in the history of football.

7:18 – CSN New England Patriots Insider Tom Curran tells us how the hell Tom Brady and company pulled off the biggest Super Bowl upset of all-time.

7:35 – 2x Super Bowl Champion Coordinator Kevin Gilbride explains the adjustments each team made throughout the game. The Patriots did a great job adapting to Atlanta’s offense.

7:48 – The new Hall of Fame class was announced – no T.O. again. We rip the writers for their glaring mistake.

8:00 – Congratulations to the New England Patriots, winning their 5th Super Bowl in the most dramatic fashion. Mike thinks last night’s game was the best – in the history of football.

8:18 – Homer Call of the Week – We listen to the best calls from last night’s game on the Patriots Radio Network.

8:35 – Florio and Stats continue their Super Bowl MVP debate. Stats still thinks it should have been James White.

8:48 –  The rating for last night’s game is in, and we can’t believe it isn’t higher.

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