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ProFootballTalk: Why are Colts prolonging their decision on Chuck Pagano?

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Mike Florio and Rodney Harrison discuss the surprising news that the Colts have not made decisions yet on coach Chuck Pagano or GM Ryan Grigson. Are they worried about letting Pagano go and having him succeed elsewhere?

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ProFootballTalk: What should Patriots be most concerned about?

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The Patriots only have two wins since Thanksgiving and didn’t put forth a strong effort against the Dolphins in Week 17. Can they get healthy and turn it around in the playoffs with a possible trip to Denver looming?

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ProFootballTalk: Niners should have never hired Jim Tomsula

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The firing of coach Jim Tomsula after one season shows he should have never been hired in the first place, says Mike Florio. So, who should take over the job of turning around the Niners, which have a depleted roster?

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Browns may struggle to find head coach with restructured front office

CLEVELAND, OH - DECEMBER 13: Quarterback Johnny Manziel #2 of the Cleveland Browns on the sidelines during the fourth quarter against the San Francisco 49ers at FirstEnergy Stadium on December 13, 2015 in Cleveland, Ohio. (Photo by Andrew Weber/Getty Images) Getty Images

Browns’ owner Jimmy Haslam has given control of the 53 man roster to Sashi Brown, but as Mike Florio notes, Brown has no experience in scouting or coaching.

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Broncos will keep opponents guessing with QB situation

DENVER, CO - JANUARY 3:  Quarterback Peyton Manning #18 of the Denver Broncos pulls grass from his helmet after being hit after passing against the San Diego Chargers during a game at Sports Authority Field at Mile High on January 3, 2016 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images) Getty Images

Broncos’ head coach Gary Kubiak felt the need to go back to Peyton Manning after Brock Osweiler struggled to get anything going against the Chargers.

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Is Ryan Grigson or Chuck Pagano to blame for Colts’ problems?

PITTSBURGH, PA - DECEMBER 6: Head coach Chuck Pagano of the Indianapolis Colts watches a play during the game against the Pittsburgh Steelers at Heinz Field on December 6, 2015 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Joe Sargent/Getty Images) Getty Images

The Colts are expected to move on from head coach Chuck Pagano and Jim Irsay is looking to land a big name, like a Nick Saban, but Mike Florio isn’t sure a big name will want to deal with GM Ryan Grigson.

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Peyton Manning PED report the perfect distraction for Denver’s QB saga

DENVER, CO - DECEMBER 13:  Injured quarterback Peyton Manning of the Denver Broncos looks over game notes on the sideline during a game against the Oakland Raiders  at Sports Authority Field at Mile High on December 13, 2015 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Justin Edmonds/Getty Images) Getty Images

After Peyton Manning has made many headlines for being included in a PED report, it has glossed over the fact that he says he’s ready to play but the Broncos are sticking with Brock Osweiler under center.

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Patriots’ cheating persona has opponents scuffling

EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - DECEMBER 27:  Tom Brady #12 of the New England Patriots looks to throw a pass in the first quarter against the New York Jets during their game at MetLife Stadium on December 27, 2015 in East Rutherford, New Jersey.  (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images) Getty Images

The allegations and aura of cheating the Patriots now maintain has opponents worrying about things they shouldn’t be bothered by, which takes away time to plan for Tom Brady and the rest of the team.

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Path clear for Chip Kelly to head to Tennessee Titans

PHILADELPHIA, PA - DECEMBER 20: Head Coach Chip Kelly looks on before the game against the Arizona Cardinals at Lincoln Financial Field on December 20, 2015 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.  (Photo by Rich Schultz/Getty Images) Getty Images

The shock wasn’t that Chip Kelly was fired, but it was the timing with when he was axed in Philadelphia and Mike Florio now speculates about the coach’s future giving his odds on if a reunion with Marcus Mariota looms.

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PFT Live: Jeffrey Lurie press conference, Eagles talk with Ray Didinger

PHILADELPHIA, PA - NOVEMBER 22:  Jeffrey Lurie, owner of the Philadelphia Eagles, looks on before the game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Lincoln Financial Field on November 22, 2015 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.  (Photo by Rich Schultz/Getty Images) Getty Images

The Eagles fired coach Chip Kelly on Tuesday after less than three seasons with the team and that will be a major topic on Wednesday’s edition of PFT Live.

We’ll listen in on Eagles owner Jeffrey Lurie’s press conference about the decision to part ways with the man he handed the keys to the franchise last offseason. Ray Didinger of CSN Philly will also join us during the show to discuss the presser and where the Eagles are headed after shaking up the franchise.

Titans radio analyst Frank Wycheck will join Mike Florio during the show as well. Kelly’s new status as a coaching free agent and his relationship with Titans quarterback Marcus Mariota will be a topic as the Titans will likely be moving on from interim coach Mike Mularkey once Week 17 comes to a close.

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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Al Jazeera reporter stresses no allegation made against Peyton Manning

DENVER, CO - DECEMBER 28:  A Denver Broncos fan holds a sign reading "Al-Jazeera Doesn't Do Football" in support of quarterback Peyton Manning #18 of the Denver Broncos during a game between the Denver Broncos and the Cincinnati Bengals at Sports Authority Field at Mile High on December 28, 2015 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images) Getty Images

Maybe everyone should have made no comment when asked about the Al Jazeera report. Now the reporter is claiming no allegations were being made against Peyton Manning and Mike Florio weighs in on this new development.

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Cincinnati Bengals probably wont end their playoff win drought in 2015

DENVER, CO - DECEMBER 28:  Head coach Marvin Lewis of the Cincinnati Bengals looks on alongside quarterback AJ McCarron #5  at Sports Authority Field at Mile High on December 28, 2015 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images) Getty Images

The Bengals are 4-10 in primetime games since 2011 and after an overtime loss to the Broncos in Week 16, Mike Florio wonders if this team is really ready to take that next step and win a game in the playoffs.

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If Sean Payton leaves the New Orleans, would Drew Brees follow?

EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - NOVEMBER 3: Quarterback Drew Brees #9 of the New Orleans Saints talks to head coach Sean Payton of the New Orleans Saints in the 2nd half of the Jets 26-20 win over the New Orleans Saints at MetLife Stadium on November 3, 2013 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. (Photo by Ron Antonelli/Getty Images) Getty Images

Drew Brees says he can’t envision himself playing for a different franchise or for a different coach, but the quarterback holds the leverage in contract negations with the Saints which could make a return improbable if the team doesn’t see things his way.

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PFT Live: Drew Brees, PFT Planet calls and tweets

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Tuesday’s PFT Live will feature a conversation about Drew Brees‘ future with the Saints with someone with great insight into what the quarterback is thinking as a disappointing season comes to a close.

That person would be Brees himself. He’ll join Mike Florio on the show for a chat about several topics, including his feeling that he will remain with the team along with coach Sean Payton. They’ll also talk about the injuries that have hindered Brees this season and more during his visit to the show.

In addition to Brees’ visit, Florio will have the latest on the big stories around the league as we get closer to the end of the regular season.

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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PFT Live: Calais Campbell, Broncos talk with Vic Lombardi

GLENDALE, AZ - DECEMBER 27:  Defensive ends Calais Campbell #93 and Frostee Rucker #92 of the Arizona Cardinals celebrate after a sack on quarterback Aaron Rodgers (not pictured) of the Green Bay Packers during the third quarter of the NFL game at the University of Phoenix Stadium on December 27, 2015 in Glendale, Arizona. The Cardinals defeated the Packers 38-8.   (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images) Getty Images

The Cardinals were overwhelming winners in Sunday’s home game against the Packers and the play of their defense had a lot to do with the win.

Arizona sacked Aaron Rodgers eight times and returned two fumbles that came on those sacks for touchdowns. Calais Campbell had 2.5 of the sacks in the first half as the Cardinals jumped out to a 17-0 lead and he’ll join Mike Florio on Monday’s PFT Live to discuss the team’s nine-game winning streak, the upcoming playoffs and more.

Vic Lombardi of CBS4 in Denver will be on hand to discuss both Peyton Manning’s response to allegations that he used HGH and the Broncos’ Monday night date with the Bengals.

Tom Curran of CSN New England will also join the show to talk about Sunday’s Patriots loss. The decision that coach Bill Belichick made to kick to the Jets at the start of overtime and the team’s injuries figure to be major topics of conversation.

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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