Florio chats with All-Pro Von Miller on his pass rush moves, chickens, and much more. Then, NFL rules analyst Terry McAulay discusses the controversy surrounding the recent unnecessary roughness penalties, and a proposal by Florio that might be the worst idea of all-time.
Florio wraps up Week 2 by answering questions from the #PFTPMPosse about overtime rules, what happens to Ryan Fitzpatrick when Jameis Winston returns from suspension, and if they Cowboys are as good as they showed on Sunday night (1:00). Then, the FNIA crew of Rodney Harrison, Tony Dungy & Mike Tirico join the show (19:58). They discuss Blake Bortles stepping up against the Pats, Patrick Mahomes lighting up the Steelers, and what to do with a crummy kicker.
Florio is joined by former NFL defensive lineman Chris Canty. They preview the Week 2 slate: why the stakes are so high between the Giants and Cowboys, how will Dallas get Zeke Elliott going, playing for Jason Garrett, and does Eli have one last stand in him? Also, find out which NFL player spends $500k just on body maintenance. Then, Florio & MDS make their best bets against the spread for Week 2 (28:55).
Florio riffs on talking with Adrian Peterson, why he thinks Aaron Rodgers will play this week, and the real reason for Martavis Bryant's return to Oakland. Then, former Bengals/Raiders/Cardinals QB Carson Palmer joins the show to talk about how Larry Fitzgerald learned that the Cardinals had traded for him, the temptations to keep playing, and what's next for him (19:20). Then Mike opens up the mailbag from the #PFTPMPosse and discusses Dez Bryant, Le'Veon Bell, why the Cowboys offense is in...
Florio is joined by a couple of All-Pros. First, Redskins RB Adrian Peterson talks about his big opening week, what it means to pass Jim Brown on the all-time rush list, and why Cris Carter shouldn't be seeking out AP for a handshake anytime soon. Then Broncos CB Chris Harris, Jr. discusses beating Russell Wilson and the Seahawks, the edge he gets from watching the Raiders on MNF, and why his career is like The Matrix.
Florio wraps up Week 1 with thoughts on Le'Veon's tweets, the Ravens dominance, Gronk's catch, and more. Then, the FNIA cast of Tony Dungy, Rodney Harrison, and Mike Tirico join to discuss a huge day for Pat Mahomes, Tyreek Hill, and the Chiefs. Plus, how optimistic should the Bucs be after a Week 1 stunner in New Orleans?
Florio is joined by Mark Leibovich to discuss his new candid and revealing book, Big Game: The NFL In Dangerous Times. Leibovich, a political reporter, talks about breaking into the NFL club (1:08), the surprising reaction to his book from inner league circles (5:30), which politician is most similar to Roger Goodell (24:30), the most likely candidates to become the next Commissioner (28:30), the self-inflicted anthem controversy and why the league won't stand up to Donald Trump (33:00), why...
Florio breaks down a pair of big breaking news items. Aaron Rodgers gets a monster contract extension; while the numbers look good, did Rodgers really get all that he's worth? And the Jets flip Teddy Bridgewater to the Saints for a 3rd round pick. How did they pull it off? And what does it mean for the future of Drew Brees?
As Florio awaits the news from the league's conference call, he opens up the #PFTPMPosse Mailbag to discuss the latest episode of Hard Knocks, Andrew Luck taking hits, Steve Keim returning to work, and Dez Bryant's future.
Rams head coach Sean McVay chats with Florio about coming into 2018 as the favorite in the NFC West; why he's glad he can't talk to his QB right up until the snap; the deadline for Aaron Donald to show up; why Brandin Cooks gives the offense an edge; and why he's ready to sign up right now for replay on the new helmet rule. Then, Florio answers the #PFTPMPosse questions about the NFC West, including which Coach-QB combo would he take right now; are the Seahawks more likely to go 9-7 or 7-9;...
Florio has an extended conversation with the NFL Senior VP of Officiating Al Riveron to clear up the lingering confusion about the new helmet rule. Will concerns about the new rule be alleviated once the regular season begins? Will diving to the end zone fall under this rule? All that and plenty more on this episode of #PFTPM.
The NFL released a video to clear up the Helmet Rule. Unfortunately it just added to the confusion. Florio breaks down how the Helmet Rule is problematic and needs to be re-written. Plus, Twitter questions from the #PFTPMPosse.
Is Mike overreacting to the New Helmet Rule? Isn't it better to overreact in advance and make sure that everything is in proper order before the season? Shouldn't the focus be the use of the helmet as a weapon? Florio also covers the betting odds on where Khalil Mack will end up, the anthem policy and more questions from the #PFTPMPosse.
Florio is joined by Colts GM Chris Ballard for an extended, wide-ranging conversation on the life of a general manager in the NFL. They discuss his nerves watching Andrew Luck back on the field (and if he should be fined for the mustache), growing up a Steelers fan in an Oilers fan family, playing for Barry Alvarez at Wisconsin, the anatomy of an NFL trade, should the Draft come before free agency, plus much more -- including more Madden codes!