New Giants lineman Justin Pugh joins the show to talk about the feeling of being drafted in the NFL, if he had any idea the Giants were going to select him prior to draft night, and more.
Victor Cruz is banking on signing a big deal in New York, but his coach is concerned negotiations aren’t moving fast enough. Mike Florio says Tom Coughlin is looking at the short-term outlook of his team, causing him to get involved in the contract dialogue.
Not only has Tony Romo received a new deal, but he will also have role in game planning, play-calling and personnel decisions. Mike Florio says the new responsibilities remind him of Peyton Manning’s career path, but it also adds another layer of bizarre in Dallas.
Free agent DE Dwight Freeney has awoken from his daze and lowered his asking price to $8 million per year. Mike Florio runs down a few teams that could still be interested, but only if Freeney continues to lower his expectations.
The NFL confirmed Jaguars WR Justin Blackmon will be suspended four games for violating the league’s policy on substance abuse. Blackmon acknowledges his mistake, and Mike Florio says Jacksonville could entertain the thought of cutting the receiver.
Dolphins WR Mike Wallace stirred up a controversial issue by sending out a couple of negative tweets about Jason Collins’ decision to come out. Also, Mike Florio discusses Tim Tebow’s future in the NFL.
Minnesota Vikings GM Rick Spielman joins Mike Florio to discuss the fantastic first round the Vikings had in the 2013 NFL draft. Due to the run of offensive lineman in the beginning of the first round, DT Sharrif Floyd fell all the way to the Vikings at 23. Spielman said the key was to be patient because the teams in front of them had other needs besides defensive tackle.
OT Justin Pugh joins Mike Florio to talk about the anticipation of being drafted and the spontaneous reaction from his family after he was selected by the New York Giants in the first round. Pugh and his best friends grew up as fans of the Philadelphia Eagles, but they quickly adjusted to Giants’ blue.
The Vikings came out of the draft with three first-round picks added to a team that advanced to the playoffs last season, a haul that will raise expectations that they can make a return trip come January.
Vikings General Manager Rick Spielman will join Mike Florio on PFT Live Monday to talk about how things played out for his team. We’ll also found out whether he was surprised that defensive tackle Sharrif Floyd was available late in the first round and what it was about wide receiver Cordarrelle Patterson that forced the team to trade four picks to the Patriots for the right to acquire him.
Offensive lineman Justin Pugh will also be on the show a few days after he became the Giants’ first-round pick. We’ll hear from Pugh whether the Giants have given him an indication about where he’ll fit in on the offensive line and whether sharing an alma mater with Giants coach Tom Coughlin will make life easier for him. Quarterback Ryan Nassib, drafted in the fourth round, is also a Syracuse product and we’ll ask Pugh how surprised he was to see Nassib wind up with the Giants as well.
You can watch it all live at noon ET.
The PFT crew reacts to NBA center Jason Collins’ announcement about his sexuality and discusses what this could mean for an NFL player contemplating whether or not to come out about his sexuality.
Now officially on waivers, Mike Florio outlines the process Tim Tebow must pass through in order to land on a new team. It’s looking likely no team will claim the QB, but once he hits free agency, will his appeal skyrocket?
Tim Tebow is out of a job, and Mike Florio breaks down the Jets’ ultimate decision and what’s next for the QB. The Arizona Cardinals have taken a chance on Tyrann Mathieu, but will their unprecedented guidelines fly with the league office?
Manish Mehta of the New York Daily News joins PFT Live to talk about the latest news coming from Jets camp. Tim Tebow is out of a job, and Mehta says the reason New York waited as long as they did is because they were looking for a suitable trade partner. When that never materialized, the next best option was releasing the former Heisman Trophy winner.
Clarence Hill of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram joins Mike Florio to talk all things Dallas Cowboys. Fans have been critical of the Cowboys’ first-round pick up of center Travis Frederick, but Hill commends Dallas brass for the pick, saying, “The pick is a good pick. He upgrades a needed position. He will walk in as a starter, and the line will be better because of him.”