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PFT Live: Jay Glazer, Buccaneers talk with Ira Kaufman

TAMPA, FL - DECEMBER 13: Head coach Lovie Smith of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers calls in the play in the second quarter against the New Orleans Saints at Raymond James Stadium on December 13, 2015 in Tampa, Florida. (Photo by Cliff McBride/Getty Images) *** Local Caption ***Lovie Smith Getty Images

The list of teams looking for a new head coach grew by one on Wednesday night when the Buccaneers walked Lovie Smith off the plank and we’ll be talking about that move on Thursday’s edition of PFT Live.

Ira Kaufman of the Tampa Tribune will join Mike Florio to discuss the reasons why the Bucs decided to make that move, including talk that they want to promote offensive coordinator Dirk Koetter to the top job for the 2016 season. They’ll also talk about other possibilities in the event Koetter isn’t the next man up and the reaction to the move among Bucs players.

Jay Glazer of FOX Sports will join Florio as well for a wider look at the coaching searches going on around the league and the other big stories in the NFL heading into Wild Card weekend.

As always, we also want to hear what PFT Planet thinks. Email questions at any time or get in touch on Twitter at @ProFootballTalk to let us know what’s on your mind.

It all gets started at noon ET and you can listen to all three hours live via the various NBC Sports Radio affiliates, through the links at PFT, or with the NBC Sports Radio app.

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ProFootballTalk: Calvin Johnson’s retirement rumors appear at curious time

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Calvin Johnson has a $24 million cap hit coming up in 2016, which could play a role in the mysterious retirement rumors that are currently swirling around Megatron, according to Mike Florio.

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ProFootballTalk: Was any other team interested in Payton as head coach?

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Sean Payton intends to stay with the Saints, but is there more to the story than being said? The Saints aren’t reiterating Payton’s statements and he could be staying due to a lack of interest from other teams.

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ProFootballTalk: Smith, Hoyer deserve more credit than they’ve been given

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The Chiefs were 1-5 while the Texans were 1-4 but are now they’re kicking off wild card weekend and a lot of that can be attributed to the play of their QBs. The game’s an opportunity for Hoyer and he could shock people.

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Miami Dolphins need to focus on hiring a coach who actually wants the job

MIAMI GARDENS, FL - JANUARY 03: Ryan Tannehill #17 of the Miami Dolphins prepares to take the field before the game against the New England Patriots at Sun Life Stadium on January 3, 2016 in Miami Gardens, Florida. (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images) Getty Images

Miami has been burned in the past by offering their head coaching position to someone who turns them down, and then they go after their third or fourth option. This time around, they need to get it right the first time.

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Is Stan Kroenke trying to alienate St. Louis to get to Los Angeles?

EARTH CITY, MO - JANUARY 17: St. Louis Rams owner Stan Kroenke addresses the media during a press conference at the Russell Training Center on January 17, 2012 in Earth City, Missouri.  (Photo by Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images) Getty Images

Mike Florio discusses how Rams owner Stan Kroenke has upped the ante in trying to get the team’s move to Los Angeles approved. Kroenke may be trying to force the NFL’s hand by separating himself from St. Louis.

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Adam Gase appears to be frontrunner for Eagles’ head coaching job

DENVER, CO - NOVEMBER 23:  Denver Broncos offensive coordinator Adam Gase has a word with Quarterback Peyton Manning #18 during a game at Sports Authority Field at Mile High on November 23, 2014 in Denver, Colorado.  (Photo by Justin Edmonds/Getty Images) Getty Images

The Philadelphia Eagles quickly cleared the “Rooney Rule” by interviewing running back coach Duce Staley before their Week 17 game and now they’ve moved onto Bears’ offensive coordinator Adam Gase, who appears to be a favorite of the team.

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PFT Live: Dolphins talk with Armando Salguero, officiating talk with Jim Daopoulos

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The Dolphins have gotten the ball rolling on their head coaching search and we’ll get an update on where things stand during Wednesday’s edition of PFT Live.

Mike Florio will talk to Armando Salguero of the Miami Herald about the candidates for the job. Mike Shanahan, Mike Smith and Teryl Austin have already interviewed and coaches like Anthony Lynn, Hue Jackson, Doug Marrone, Adam Gase, Josh McDaniels and Matt Patricia are also either scheduled or on the radar at this point in the process. We’ll see who Salguero thinks are the leading candidates as the Dolphins try to find the coach to bring owner Stephen Ross Super Bowl titles.

Florio will be speaking to former NFL supervisor of officials Jim Daopoulos about officiating issues from the regular season and what to expect in the postseason.

As always, we also want to hear what PFT Planet thinks. Email questions at any time or get in touch on Twitter at @ProFootballTalk to let us know what’s on your mind.

It all gets started at noon ET and you can listen to all three hours live via the various NBC Sports Radio affiliates, through the links at PFT, or with the NBC Sports Radio app.

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ProFootballTalk: Jerry Jones willing to risk it all for Johnny Manziel?

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Jerry Jones has said he’s willing to take a risk with the QB position so Mike Florio lists the top three riskiest choices Jones could make. Topping the list is Johnny Manziel, but who rounds out the list?

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ProFootballTalk: Could Tom Coughlin land a coaching gig in another city?

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There’s plenty of coaching vacancies across the league and even though Tom Coughlin has just resigned from New York could he land somewhere else? Mike Florio talks about why Coughlin should garner plenty of attention.

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ProFootballTalk: Was Browns’ Paul DePodesta hire a smart business decision?

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The Cleveland Browns broke script and hired former MLB GM Paul DePodesta as their new Chief Strategy Officer. Mike Florio explains why the move could make potential head coaches shy away from the organization.

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49ers owner Jed York needs to drop Super Bowl obsession

SANTA CLARA, CA - DECEMBER 28:  San Francisco 49ers CEO Jed York stands on the field before the 49ers game against the Arizona Cardinals at Levi's Stadium on December 28, 2014 in Santa Clara, California.  (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images) Getty Images

Jed York is said to be seeking a new coach that can restore the 49ers back to Super Bowl contenders, but Mike Florio says the team’s owner needs to drop that narrative and focus on getting the franchise back on track.

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Marshawn Lynch’s return to Seahawks could go poorly

SANTA CLARA, CA - OCTOBER 22:  Marshawn Lynch #24 of the Seattle Seahawks stands on the sidelines before their game against the San Francisco 49ers at Levi's Stadium on October 22, 2015 in Santa Clara, California.  (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images) Getty Images

The Seahawks received great news when Marshawn Lynch declared his was ready to go, but Mike Florio says the offense has changed so much since the running back’s seven game absence that he might become disgruntled with his new role.

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If Giants hire coach Eli Manning doesn’t like, will QB move on?

EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - NOVEMBER 28:  Eli Manning #10 of the New York Giants is met by Giants Head Coach Tom Coughlin after their 24-20 win against the Jacksonville Jaguars on November 28, 2010 at The New Meadowlands Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey.  (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Eli Manning;Tom Coughlin Getty Images

Eli Manning made an emotional pitch for the Giants to retain Tom Coughlin and now he’s setting his sights on getting Ben McAdoo a promotion, but Mike Florio wonders what the QB will do if a coach he doesn’t want is hired.

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PFT Live: Allen Robinson, Travis Benjamin, Chad Greenway

MINNEAPOLIS, MN - NOVEMBER 20: Chad Greenway #52 of the Minnesota Vikings runs onto the field before the game against the Oakland Raiders on November 20, 2011 at Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome in Minneapolis, Minnesota. (Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images) Getty Images

When Vikings linebacker Chad Greenway was last a guest with Mike Florio on PFT Live, he talked about the intimidation factor that came with facing the Packers.

That didn’t seem to provide much of an obstacle for the Vikings in Green Bay last Sunday night as they beat the Packers 20-13 to win the NFC North and earn a home game against the Seahawks this weekend. Greenway will be back on PFT Live Tuesday and we’ll see if he thinks the NFC champs from the last two years bring any of that factor with them among other thoughts about the upcoming game.

The Browns aren’t in the playoffs this year and they’re again looking for a new coach and General Manager, something Florio will be talking about with wide receiver Travis Benjamin. Quarterback Johnny Manziel’s name will likely come up during the conversation as well.

Jaguars wide receiver Allen Robinson rounds out Tuesday’s guest list after completing a very strong second NFL season. We’ll hear what he thinks the Jags need to do to take a step forward in 2016.

As always, we also want to hear what PFT Planet thinks. Email questions at any time or get in touch on Twitter at @ProFootballTalk to let us know what’s on your mind.

It all gets started at noon ET and you can listen to all three hours live via the various NBC Sports Radio affiliates, through the links at PFT, or with the NBC Sports Radio app.

 

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