Mike Florio discusses yet another controversy involving Johnny Manziel. In just his second preseason game, Manziel was caught on camera giving the middle finger to the Redskins bench. Florio says regardless of the adversity, Manziel needs to maintain his composure. Manziel will be fined $11,025 for his brazen bird flip.
Mike Florio and Rich Tandler of CSN Washington break down Robert Griffin III’s performance in his second preseason game. Tandler says Griffin is a crossroads already in his career, where he can either learn to protect himself on the field or he will risk suffering another major injury.
Though Mike Pettine still insists all options are on the table, the combination of Johnny Manziel flipping the bird and his poor production makes Brian Hoyer seem the obvious choice. Mike Florio doesn’t agree with this take, saying the Browns used a high pick for Manziel so they need to start him.
Mike Florio answers calls and tweets from PFT Planet to discuss the fallout from the Chris Kluwe and Minnesota Vikings settlement, how big the target is on the Seattle Seahawks’ back, who will have the better season between Nick Foles, Gio Bernard and Zac Stacy and much more.
PFT Live is back on Tuesday at a new time.
The show will be kicking off at 1 p.m. ET and we’ll jump right into things by talking about the Redskins a day after they closed out the second full week of the preseason on Monday Night Football against the Browns. Rich Tandler of CSN Washington will join Mike Florio to discuss the play of quarterback Robert Griffin III on a night that saw he still has a long way to go when it comes to avoiding the kinds of hits that could knock him out of the lineup.
They’ll also touch on other matters from Monday night’s game and training camp in general as the team prepares for Jay Gruden’s first season as their head coach.
We’ll be taking questions from PFT Planet as well. Florio will answer queries sent in on Twitter — @ProFootballTalk — or by calling 888-237-5269 during the show to let us know what’s on your mind.
It’s all getting started at 1 p.m. ET and you can watch it all live by clicking right here.
Things looked bright for Trent Richardson when he was traded to Indianapolis in 2013, but he struggled to make any kind of impact. Richardson can’t afford to have the same scenario play out in 2014.
Former Giants’ RB David Wilson joins Dave Briggs to discuss his early retirement. Wilson says that people shouldn’t feel sorry for him because of what he accomplished in the NFL. Wilson also says he likes broadcasting and wouldn’t mind getting his foot in the door.
Mike Florio answers fan tweets and says he believes the league has handled Josh Gordon’s suspension hearing poorly. Florio also says the Jaguars are serious about benching Blake Bortles and the Giants are still lacking the firepower to challenge the Eagles in the NFC East.
Bengals’ QB Andy Dalton joins Mike Florio to discuss what he defines as a successful season. Dalton says the team has to do whatever they can to get back to the postseason and really make a run at winning a championship.
Andy Dalton’s contract status was a frequent topic of discussion this offseason before and after he signed a six-year extension with the Bengals earlier this month.
It will also be a topic of discussion when Dalton visits with Mike Florio on Friday’s edition of PFT Live. They’ll talk about the process of reaching a deal, the pressure that comes with receiving such a big extension and Dalton’s feelings about the Bengals offense a few weeks ahead of the start of the regular season.
We’ll then close out the week by finding out what’s on the minds of PFT Planet. Florio will answer questions submitted on Twitter — @ProFootballTalk — or called into 888-237-5269 during the program.
It all gets started at noon ET and you can watch it all live by clicking right here.
The Arizona Cardinals will enter the 2014 regular season without Daryl Washington, who was suspended for the season and Karlos Dansby, who left Arizona for Cleveland. Brian Westbrook thinks the defense is going to use their safeties to counter the loss.
After seven seasons in Houston, Matt Schaub is taking over the quarterback reigns in Oakland. The Raiders added quite a few players who are either 30 or older, which Brian Westbrook notes is the point where people start to believe players are entering the downside of their career.
Marc Trestman’s offense changed the perception of the Chicago Bears as they morphed from a defensive focus team to a borderline offensive juggernaut in 2013. If he can stay relatively healthy in 2014, Matt Forte might just become the best running back in football and Jay Cutler might change the perception of his career.
The NFL is going to ramp up their suspensions for issues of domestic violence by suspending players for four to six games without pay and a season long suspension for a second offense. Mike Florio doesn’t believe it was a coincidence that this information was leaked right before the Josh Gordon appeal decision was made by the league.
Tony Romo will see the field when the Cowboys take on the Ravens in their second preseason game of the year and Clarence Hill from the Fort Worth Star-Telegram joins PFT Live to discuss what to expect of Dallas’ passer and which players to keep an eye on on the Ravens’ side of the ball.