Steelers’ beat writer Ed Bouchette joins Mike Florio to discuss the situation involving LeGarrette Blount and Le’Veon Bell. Both Steelers RBs were pulled over by a cop who smelled marijuana coming from their car.
Josh Gordon has waited 17 days to find out the result of his appeal to his yearlong suspension. Mike Florio wonders what has taken the NFL so long to get back to the Browns regarding his status.
Tony Grossi from ESPNCleveland.com breaks down the thought process that went into electing Brian Hoyer the starting quarterback over Johnny Manziel and gives his take on when to expect the rookie passer to make his debut. Grossi says though Hoyer is entrenched as the starter, this recent chapter only adds to the soap opera in Cleveland.
Mike Florio answers calls and tweets from PFT Planet, including what’s going on with the Aldon Smith ruling, who is a dark horse to make the conference championship this year and how many return touchdowns will Cordarrelle Patterson have. Florio says the NFL would like to make a decision about Smith sooner rather than later because they would like the entire process, including an appeal, finished by the start of the regular season.
ProFootballTalk: Darnell Dockett tore his ACL on Monday, forcing him to miss the entire 2014 season. The PFT guys break down what impact this has on the Cardinals’ depleted defense, saying it will now be almost impossible for Arizona to snag even a wild card berth.
The PFT crew discuss LeSean McCoy’s injury, which he describes as a “small version of turf toe.” Mike Ryan, former NFL athletic trainer, explains what turf toe is and says it is up to the Philadelphia training staff to limit the amount of stress put on McCoy’s big toe.
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.