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PFT Live: Expect Patriots to use front-heavy formations to stop Lynch

MMQB’s Peter King joins Mike Florio to discuss the defensive strategies New England will likely employ to shut down Marshawn Lynch and what that will mean for the Patriots’ cornerbacks.

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PFT Live: Do you give Tom Brady the benefit of the doubt?

Patriots Insider Tom Curran joins Mike Florio to discuss the process of choosing footballs and whether or not he trusts Tom Brady when he says he did not tamper with the footballs in any way.

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PFT Live: Once again the Cleveland Browns have crumbled

Ross Tucker joins Mike Florio to talk about the potential end of Josh Gordon’s career in Cleveland after he failed another drug test and just how quickly the Browns’ franchise has fallen apart yet again.

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PFT Live kicks off Super Bowl week at 12 p.m. ET

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Assuming you’ve been able to come down from the high that only the Pro Bowl can provide, it’s time to start looking forward to the main attraction in Glendale, Arizona.

It’s Super Bowl week and PFT Live will be there for all of it to make sure that you know everything you need to know about the Patriots and the Seahawks. And we’ll be making sure that you can watch us as well as listen to us as the entire three-hour show will be simulcast online all week long.

Scheduled to join Mike Florio on Monday’s show are Ross Tucker of NBC Sports, Peter King of Football Night in America and MMQB.com, Tom Curran of CSN New England, PFT’s own Michael David Smith and longtime Steelers defensive end Brett Keisel.

We also want to hear from PFT Planet. You can call the show by dialing 855-323-4NBC, email questions at any time via the O’Reilly Auto Parts Ask the Pros inbox or get in touch on Twitter at @ProFootballTalk.

It all gets started at noon ET and you can listen live via the various NBC Sports Radio affiliates, through the links at PFT, or with the NBC Sports Radio app. And, again, you can also watch a simulcast of all three hours of the show by clicking right here.

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Should team employees no longer handle game balls?

PFT Live: Steelers owner Art Rooney II believes the NFL should start using new balls every game. Mike Florio says this solution would cause problems for the NFL because of the league’s love for productive offenses.

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Steelers, Le’Veon Bell mishandled Bell’s DUI case

PFT Live: Mike Florio discusses Le’Veon Bell’s DUI and the two-game suspension he could face. Had Bell’s case been handled by Nov. 1, he would not have been subject to the new substance abuse policy and the suspension.

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Todd Bowles: It’s all about wins and losses

PFT Live: Newly-hired Jets head coach Todd Bowles joins Mike Florio to discuss what his reaction was when he was offered the job, which coaches he has learned the most from during his time in the NFL and more.

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PFT Live: Todd Bowles, PFT Planet calls and tweets

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The biggest story in football continues to be the NFL’s investigation into why footballs being used by the Patriots in the AFC Championship game were inflated below the league’s mandated minimum and Thursday’s PFT Live will continue to bring you everything you need to know.

Bart Hubbuch of the New York Post is scheduled to appear on the program and we’ll get their thoughts on the latest developments. There’s sure to be a particular focus on Bill Belichick’s comments at Thursday’s press conference and some looking ahead to quarterback Tom Brady’s own meeting with the media.

New Jets head coach Todd Bowles probably won’t be wading too deep into that particular fray, but he’ll also be on the show and there’s plenty to talk to him about a day after the Jets introduced him as Rex Ryan’s replacement. The plans for the quarterback position will be among the topics of conversation during Bowles’s visit.

We also want to hear from PFT Planet after an entertaining weekend of action. You can call the show by dialing 855-323-4NBC, email questions at any time via the O’Reilly Auto Parts Ask the Pros inbox or get in touch on Twitter at @ProFootballTalk.

It all gets started at noon ET and you can listen live via the various NBC Sports Radio affiliates, through the links at PFT, or with the NBC Sports Radio app. You can also watch a simulcast of the first hour of the show by clicking right here.

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ProFootballTalk: Will Gary Kubiak have the chance to coach Peyton Manning?

Mike Florio explains why Gary Kubiak’s introduction as the new head coach of the Broncos makes it seem like it’s not a slam dunk that Peyton Manning will be back in Denver next season.

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ProFootballTalk: Troy Vincent: We want to have ‘competitive balance’

Troy Vincent joins Mike Florio to discuss the situation involving the Patriots possibly deflating footballs during the AFC title game. Vincent says the investigation should finish quickly.

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PFT Live: Did John Fox purposely mess up Jay Cutler’s name?

During his introductory press conference, John Fox incorrectly referred to Jay Cutler as “Jake.” Mike Florio wonders if this was accidental or if Fox was subtly trying to make a statement to Cutler.

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PFT Live: Marshawn Lynch should have been flagged for suggestive gesture

Mike Florio discusses Marshawn Lynch making an inappropriate gesture following his go-ahead TD in the NFC title game. Florio says Lynch’s gesture should have resulted in a flag and will earn Lynch a fine.

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PFT Live: Mike McCarthy’s game plan too passive in NFC title game

Mike Florio takes a look back at Mike McCarthy’s play calling from the NFC championship game, saying that the Packers head coach was too passive in his game plan. Florio said it seemed McCarthy was playing not to lose.

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PFT Live: Broncos talk with Vic Lombardi, Eagles talk with Geoff Mosher

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The Broncos announced the hiring of Gary Kubiak as their new head coach on Monday, confirming what had been reported for days and creating new questions for the team to answer.

Chief among them is what Kubiak’s arrival means for quarterback Peyton Manning’s return to the team in 2015. Vic Lombardi of CBS4 in Denver will join Mike Florio on Tuesday’s edition of PFT Live to discuss what the future holds for Manning in Denver. They’ll also discuss other pressing matters as the team heads toward the offseason, including the contract status of wide receiver Demaryius Thomas and tight end Julius Thomas with free agency fast approaching.

The Eagles didn’t change coaches, but they did shake up their front office and Geoff Mosher of CSN Philly will also be on the show to talk about their search for a General Manager to team with coach Chip Kelly on the personnel side of things. They’ll also hit on more topics that will concern the Eagles this offseason during Mosher’s visit to the show.

We also want to hear from PFT Planet after an entertaining weekend of action. You can call the show by dialing 855-323-4NBC, email questions at any time via the O’Reilly Auto Parts Ask the Pros inbox or get in touch on Twitter at @ProFootballTalk.

It all gets started at noon ET and you can listen live via the various NBC Sports Radio affiliates, through the links at PFT, or with the NBC Sports Radio app. You can also watch a simulcast of the first hour of the show by clicking right here.

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ProFootballTalk: Colts were not ready for Patriots’ aggressive run game

Kevin Gilbride and Jason Taylor discuss the Patriots’ aggressive running attack that was on display against the Colts.

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