Freezing temperatures in Minnesota the perfect opportunity for NFL to test PSI

It’ll be sub-freezing temperatures when the Seahawks and Vikings take to the field in Minnesota and Mike Florio thinks this is the best opportunity the NFL will have to test how freezing temperatures impact pressure.

PFT Live: Jay Glazer, Buccaneers talk with Ira Kaufman

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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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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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.

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

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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.

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

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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.

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.

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?

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.

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.

49ers owner Jed York needs to drop Super Bowl obsession

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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.

Marshawn Lynch’s return to Seahawks could go poorly

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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.

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

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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.