With training camps right around the corner, it’s getting to the time of year when we find out who is going to be on HBO’s “Hard Knocks”. Mike Florio wants to see the Jets on the program and Ross Tucker would like to see the HBO cameras inside the Philadelphia Eagles organization.
Dolphins GM Jeff Ireland joined Mike Florio to discuss the new art of trading draft picks in the NFL draft. Ireland goes over the process the Dolphins’ front office made to move up to the third overall spot to pick DE Dion Jordan.
The Detroit Lions signed their first round selection, the fifth overall pick, of the 2013 NFL draft DE Ziggy Anasah. Mike Florio thinks the rookie wage scale in the new CBA is the reason why so many rookies are signing quickly. Here’s something to keep in mind with the rookie contracts under the new CBA, after the third year of a rookie contact, the contract can be renegotiated. There are some huge names, Cam Newton, J.J Watt and AJ Green to name a few, who will be able to get a new deal after the 2013 season.
In the latest edition of PFT Live, Mike Florio breaks down trending topics around the NFL such as when we will see the elite crop of young players hold out, the NFL facing potential legislation eliminating blackouts from stadiums funded by taxpayers and Dan Snyder refusing to change the Redskins’ name.
Mike Florio talks with Tim McManus of Philadelphia’s 97.5 The Fanatic about the Eagles’ big draft picks, the QB competiton between Mike Vick, Matt Barkley and Nick Foles and more. McManus says each QB has certain qualities that Chip Kelly values, but there’s not one complete QB on the roster.
Mike Florio takes calls and tweets from PFT Planet. Fans want to know if the NFC East will struggle again this season, how many games Bills QB Kevin Kolb will start for the Bills, whether the Falcons can win the Super Bowl and more.
The Eagles kicked off their rookie minicamp on Friday along with many other teams around the NFL and we’ll be talking about Chip Kelly’s team during Friday’s edition of PFT Live.
Tim McManus of 97.5 The Fanatic in Philadelphia will join Mike Florio to discuss how things are shaping up in Kelly’s first NFL season. We’ve heard from wide receiver Jeremy Maclin that Michael Vick has been getting most of the work with the first-string offense, so we’ll see if McManus is hearing that means he’s got the starting job in his pocket at this point of the offseason.
We’ll close the show as we do most Fridays and ask PFT Planet to tell us what’s on its collective mind. Florio will answer questions via tweets — @ProFootballTalk — and calls – 888-237-5269 — so come up with some good ones.
You can watch it all live at noon ET.
As the Dolphins’ management tries to figure out a way to upgrade Sun Life Stadium without public funding, CEO Mike Dee says he is “open-minded” about figuring out a way to solve the problems in the stadium, even if it means they have to move a couple counties up North.
Redskins QB Robert Griffin III stated recently that the process of rehabbing his knee needs to move slowly in order for the injury to heal properly. This would be fine, except his newer commercial has the tagline “All in for Week 1”. Mike Florio thinks the team will realize the benefits of sending out mix messages on its star QB.
Former Buccaneers DB Ronde Barber joins Erik Kuselias to talk about his decision to walk away from the NFL. Barber is amazed that he never missed a game in his 16-year career. Barber says hall-of-fame DT Warren Sapp was the best player he’s ever had the chance to play with.
Mike Florio runs down the hottest news in the NFL starting with Ronde Barber’s retirement after 16 seasons in the NFL. Florio also talks about Bill Belichick’s comments about loving Tim Tebow the person, but not Tebow the player, and how Geno Smith would be the perfect fit with Jay-Z’s sports agency.
Rams GM Les Snead joins the program to break down the successful offseason in St. Louis. Tavon Austin and Stedman Bailey are now wearing a different shade of blue and gold, but can they fortify the receiving corps QB Sam Bradford needs?
Dolphins GM Jeff Ireland joins Mike Florio to discuss how the 2013 Dolphins were built and what we can expect from them next season. Ireland breaks down the stadium renovation fallout and how it will, or won’t, affect daily football operations. The GM also grades the offseason in Miami and says, while they didn’t acquire every player they wanted, “we did a very good job of attacking, not sitting back, and being aggressive.”
Two of the biggest moves in the first round were trades into the top 10 by the Dolphins and Rams and we’ve got the general manager from each team joining us on Thursday’s edition of PFT Live.
Rams General Manager Les Snead will join Mike Florio to talk about the decision he made to trade up to the eighth overall pick and take wide receiver Tavon Austin. They’ll also discuss Snead’s other first round trade, a move down from the 22nd overall pick that wound up recouping some of what was spent on Austin while also netting the team linebacker Alec Ogletree.
Dolphins General Manager Jeff Ireland will also drop by the show to talk about trading a second round pick to move up nine spots for the right to draft defensive end/linebacker Dion Jordan. We’ll hear how the Dolphins envision using Jordan and touch on some of the other big moves the Dolphins have made during a busy offseason. We’ll also see if the stadium squabbles in South Florida are having any impact on those outside of the executive suites.
You can watch it all live at noon ET.
After 16 years in the NFL, CB Ronde Barber has hung up his cleats. Barber’s durability and leadership will most likely be two of the adjectives that are used when people describe Barber’s career.