The Falcons released John Abraham in March, but have been keeping tabs on the defensive end since. Abraham reportedly doesn’t want to hear what Atlanta has to say, and Mike Florio wonders if Abraham is willing to take less somewhere else to spite his old team.
Mike Florio talks about Tony Romo’s new offseason approach. Romo usually plays in multiple golf tournaments during his free time, but has reportedly scaled back. Also, Kirk Cousins is ready to have his number called, if RG3 isn’t ready to go in Week 1.
Former Vikings punter Chris Kluwe joins Mike Florio to discuss his time in Minnesota. Kluwe played eight seasons for the Vikings and became an outspoken individual on multiple issues in our society. The Vikings drafted a punter in the fifth round of this year’s NFL draft, which led some to believe that Kluwe’s days in the Twin Cities were numbered. Unfortunately, this ended up being the case and now Kluwe is left wondering what the motives were behind his release.
Former NFL tight end Anthony Becht joins Mike Florio to discuss Chris Kluwe’s release by the Minnesota Vikings. Becht thinks the distractions off of the field could have definitely played a role in his release. Also, Becht talks about how difficult it is to play in New York as opposed to other NFL cities.
The PFT crew debates who is the best undrafted player of all time. Erik Kuselias says Kurt Warner was bagging groceries in Iowa before he received his call to the NFL, so it’s hard not to pick him as the greatest ever.
The PFT crew whips around the biggest news in the NFL, starting with the bleak news out of Miami. John Abraham was close to calling it quits, but rumors indicate the defensive end will find a new home by the end of the week.
The situation in Miami is becoming a political mess, but owner Stephen Ross has made it clear he will not move the ‘Phins out of South Florida while he’s in control. This now begs the question: How long will he own the team?
It seems since draft day, the media has been casting a negative shadow on Jets QB Geno Smith. Mike Florio believes until he has an agent in place, there will be no one in Smith’s corner swinging back at the media on his behalf.
Mike Florio talks about Chris Kluwe’s release from the Vikings. Florio wonders if Kluwe will have a tough time finding another team because of his outspokenness on issues off of the football field. Also, Florio discusses the rejection of a bill that would have used public and private funding to upgrade Sun Life Stadium.
The positive vibes in South Beach have come crashing down after House Speaker Will Weatherford failed to act on a bill that would have cleared the way for a vote to upgrade the Miami Dolphins’ facilities. Dolphins CEO Mike Dee joins Mike Florio to discuss the rejection of the bill and what’s next for the ‘Phins in Miami.
New York Jets beat writer Manish Mehta joins Mike Florio to discuss the negative stories surrounding QB Geno Smith. Mehta believes Smith isn’t quite ready to be a leader yet based off of the problems he had during the pre-draft interview process.
The politicians have spoken and it looks like Miami’s going to remain out of the Super Bowl business for the immediate future.
The bill to provide public financing for work at Sun Life Stadium died in the legislature and Dolphins CEO Mike Dee has already said that it makes for a “bleak future” for football in South Florida. Dee will join Mike Florio on Monday’s PFT Live to share some more thoughts about that decision and about the future of football in Miami.
We heard from Mark Sanchez for the first time since Geno Smith arrived and Tim Tebow departed last week, which makes it a good time to catch up with Manish Mehta of the New York Daily News about all things Jets. We’ll hear what’s next in the quarterback competition, what the team hopes to see at this week’s rookie minicamp and anything else going on with the team right now.
You can watch it all live at noon ET.
Mike Florio breaks down trending topics around the NFL. Mark Sanchez believes he’ll be the starter for the Jets, but Florio thinks otherwise. Ravens have re-signed Bryant McKinnie after he tested free agency. Florio takes a look at the NFL Network’s “Top 100″ players list, and wonders who is actually responsible for putting the list together.
Armando Salguero from the Miami Herald calls in to talk about the Dolphins. Was the Dion Jordan pick a surprise? How have the Dolphins improved on the defensive side of the ball this offseason? Why didn’t the Dolphins trade for Branden Albert? Are the Dolphins interested in Tebow?
Mike Florio answers calls and tweets from PFT Planet. How will Dion Jordan fit into Miami’s defensive scheme? Can Adrian Peterson rush for 2000 yards for a second year in a row? Is there any chance Ahmad Bradshaw goes back to the Giants? Will Brandon Weeden start? Where will Urlacher land?