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My cover. The late Al Lerner went to Lexington for the workout that clinched the Couch pick, then went out for a burger with him afterward. https://twitter.com/darrenrovell/status/1119212607867691010
Lots in here about the @Browns, plus you’ll meet the 5 schedulers, in their 180-square-foot lair. Enjoyed this deadline pod. https://twitter.com/peter_king/status/1118864030385475585
Absolutely I would want this guy on my team if I were an NFL GM. He’ll do something (special teams, slot WR, Randel-El role maybe) to help you win. Good job by @KimJonesSports to illuminate him. https://twitter.com/KimJonesSports/status/1118986014662561792
My podcast on the making of the 2019 NFL schedule is available. Howard Katz and schedulers explain how sausage got made. iTunes: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-peter-king-podcast/id1150960126 Elsewhere: https://art19.com/shows/the-mmqb-podcast-with-peter-king
EAGLES-PHILS1 @AngeloCataldi alert! From The Peter King Podcast dropping in the morning on NFL sked: The only 3-game road trip this year (not counting Oak and TB having “home” games in London) is Eagles Oct. 13, 20, 27—at Min, at Dal, at Buf. Why? Bryce Harper and the Phils.
EAGLES-PHILS3 How about the Bryce Harper signing influencing the NFL schedule? It happened.
EAGLES-PHILS2 Schedule czar Howard Katz told me: “We usually ignore the Phillies when it comes to stadium blocks. But I don’t think we can this year.” (Stadium blocks occur when NFL avoids scheduling a home NFL game in a city when league thinks MLB team will be playing same day.)
EAGLES-PHILS1 @AngeloCataldi alert! From The Peter King Podcast dropping in the morning on NFL sked: The only 3-game road trip this year (not counting Oak and TB having “home” games in London) is Eagles Oct. 6, 13, 20—at Min, at Dal, at Buf. Why? Bryce Harper and the Phils.
They are. https://twitter.com/MaggieGray/status/1118672918378999808
NEW YORK-NFL senior manager/broadcasting Charlotte Carey holds schedule version 64,521, the winner, in tiny NFL sked office Wednesday. The Peter King Podcast has schedule story in-depth, dropping early Thurs am: iTunes: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-peter-king-podcast/id1150960126?mt=2 All others: https://www.stitcher.com/podcast/cadence13/the-mmqb-podcast-with-peter-king
As I thought, 4 prime-time games for the NFL’s 2019 darlings, the Browns ... including 3 in the first 5 weeks. Plus, 3 more games that could be chosen as CBS Sunday doubleheader games. The NFL is all-in on Cleveland.
I’ll write about the sked on Monday. But test this out. See how you like it. https://twitter.com/KomorowskiRob/status/1118640993463615489
NEW YORK-The Peter King Podcast drops before dawn Thursday, from inside the Val Pinchbeck Room at NFL headquarters. I usually write about how the schedule got made. This year, it’s a pod on how it got done. (Cleveland, you’ll want to hear this. J-E-T-S, you too.) Links to follow.
The Peter King Podcast will drop Thursday morning, a day late, this week. I have a fun pod planned that I’ll tell you about later today.
Yeah, I understand. So why do 98 of 100 coaches who win the toss choose to take the ball? https://twitter.com/ggruber66/status/1118237016523726849
Le monde t’aime, Notre-Dame.
Plus: -20th anny of bizarre Ricky Williams trade. -Chiclets. -Emotional Munoz on how Forrest Gregg changed his life. -Newman. Kramer. -Bucs have 29 coaches. -Sked coming Wednesday? -Position-specific helmets. -Denver’s draft fate. -Me on Tiger. -Tank McNamara makes the column. https://twitter.com/peter_king/status/1117656202798747648
You must be referring to another Peter King. That is an insane interpretation of what I reported today. https://twitter.com/BLS_sports/status/1117859549573074945
Here's some food for thought 10 days before the #NFLDraft: What if Arizona doesn't take Kyler Murray with the No. 1 pick? https://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2019/04/15/kyler-murray-cardinals-nfl-draft-peter-king-fmia/?cid=fmiatwking#the-lead-the-decision
Wow. Momentous shift in Pittsburgh media. Congrats, @EdBouchette. https://twitter.com/EdBouchette/status/1117775334902988805
Today’s a big day in the Pacific Northwest: Russell Wilson's contract deadline looms for Seattle. https://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2019/04/15/kyler-murray-cardinals-nfl-draft-peter-king-fmia/?cid=fmiatwking#big-day-in-seattle
How about the Bengals turning down the deal, @MichaelDavSmith? There was one player they just had to have. One. Akili Smith. https://twitter.com/MichaelDavSmith/status/1117761085497585664
Good morning. FMIA is up. https://twitter.com/peter_king/status/1117658373577568257
In today's FMIA column at @NBCSports, you'll find: 🤯 Possibilities if AZ doesn't draft Murray 💪🏿 Why Russ Wilson might bet on himself ⚜️ Ricky revisited, 20 years later 👏🏽 A. Munoz on Forrest Gregg 😬 Tampa has ALL the coaches 🌳 The draft tree debacle ➡️ https://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2019/04/15/kyler-murray-cardinals-nfl-draft-peter-king-fmia/?cid=fmiatw
Sooooo.... What if Arizona doesn’t draft Kyler Murray with the No. 1 pick? My latest Football Morning in America column is live: https://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2019/04/15/kyler-murray-cardinals-nfl-draft-peter-king-fmia/?cid=fmiatw
FMIA filed, in hands of ace ed @dombonvissuto, who, as always, is a horse. Quietly, lots going on, particularly in the Pacific Northwest. Have a good night, everyone.
Luckiest dog in creation today: @RichCimini. https://twitter.com/RichCimini/status/1117131485079851009
“The dog was not charged." https://twitter.com/IanKenyonNFL/status/1116803888420728848
Hey @ChrisBurkeNFL: This is terrific. Congrats on an enlightening look into Patricia and part of the football world we would not normally see. https://twitter.com/ChrisBurkeNFL/status/1116461683206180865
Why are referees leaving the NFL? There's no easy answer. https://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2019/04/08/nfl-non-mock-draft-first-round-fmia-peter-king/?cid=fmiatwking#nfl-zebra-problem
Actually, @mlombardiNFL and I did a home-and-home pod. He’s on “The Peter King Podcast" this week, along with @TyDunne, who breaks down the state of the Packers. https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-peter-king-podcast/id1150960126
Happy to join @mlombardiNFL on his inaugural “The GM Shuffle” podcast. We had a good talk about all things NFL, draft, etc.: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-gm-shuffle/id1458884463
It’s been a while since I’ve seen a contract that makes as much sense as the five-year, $105-million deal pass-rusher DeMarcus Lawrence signed with Dallas. More on the deal in FMIA @NBCSports: https://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2019/04/08/nfl-non-mock-draft-first-round-fmia-peter-king/?cid=fmiatwking#on-demarcus-lawrence
In 10 Things I Think, Matt LaFleur had to be quaking reading that @TyDunne story, plus what the story may mean for Mike McCarthy. https://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2019/04/08/nfl-non-mock-draft-first-round-fmia-peter-king/?cid=fmiatwking#10-things-i-think-i-think
Canvassing the league in recent days, I found two teams as favorites to acquire Josh Rosen if Arizona chooses to draft Kyler Murray and trade Rosen. If it happens, Washington is in the best position to do the deal. https://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2019/04/08/nfl-non-mock-draft-first-round-fmia-peter-king/?cid=fmiatwking#the-rosen-market
Good morning. FMIA is up. https://twitter.com/peter_king/status/1115129917656653824
In today's FMIA column at @NBCSports, you'll find: 📺 No chalk = NFL’s TV draft dream 🔮 What *should* happen in picks 1-32 🦓 A breakdown of how refs are paid 🏠 Rosen condo-shopping in Va.? 😬 Matt LaFleur, um, good luck 🚫 Bills + Bama = No bueno ➡️ https://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2019/04/08/nfl-non-mock-draft-first-round-fmia-peter-king/?cid=fmiatw
The FMIA Non-Mock Draft: What every team should be thinking of doing with its first-round pick. My latest Football Morning in America column is live: https://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2019/04/08/nfl-non-mock-draft-first-round-fmia-peter-king/?cid=fmiatw
Long FMIA column filed to ace ed @dombonvissuto. Should be up by 1 am ET. -What teams SHOULD do in first round. -Ref mini-crisis. -How much do refs really make? -Wash QB Josh Rosen? -DeMarcus deal. -Should the Bills eschew ‘Bama guys? -@TyDunne fallout. -AAFness. -ARod, 27-26-1.
Seems like -230, @Buster_ESPN https://twitter.com/Buster_ESPN/status/1114339521687166981
Terrific, deep and unprecedented story on Pack dysfunction by @TyDunne. This is some great reporting right here. Great job, Tyler. https://twitter.com/BleacherReport/status/1113804815187042304
The Peter King Podcast has dropped anew. @PSchrags takes a lengthy, informational spin around the league, and Ross Ketover of NFL Films on Peyton Manning’s fun new NFL100 TV series. - iTunes https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/the-peter-king-podcast/id1150960126?mt=2 - http://Radio.com https://www.radio.com/media/podcast/peter-king-podcast
Would read @danpompei anywhere. Glad to see him enriching @TheAthleticNFL even more now. He’s consistently excellent. Good luck, Dan. https://twitter.com/danpompei/status/1112733872452784128
One more note on scheduling: I doubt the Patriots’ opening foe will be Cleveland. But my experience as a schedule-watcher is that the league might want to save Browns-Pats for a little later in the season. https://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2019/04/01/fmia-teamwork-technology-and-how-the-nfl-came-together-to-use-instant -replay-on-pass-interference/?cid=fmiatwking#10-things-i-think-i-think
This is bordering on a crisis for the league. Seven of 17 refs retired/went to TV in last 13 months. https://twitter.com/bhofheimer_espn/status/1112785070358761472
Will the Browns be the NFL’s new Prime Time darling? If we use the 2018 Niners as a reference point, yes. https://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2019/04/01/fmia-teamwork-technology-and-how-the-nfl-came-together-to-use-instant -replay-on-pass-interference/?cid=fmiatwking#10-things-i-think-i-think
Jon Gruden: “If we did come up with the money to make the [Mack] contract happen last year, we wouldn’t have any of these men we’re talking about now.." https://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2019/04/01/fmia-teamwork-technology-and-how-the-nfl-came-together-to-use-instant-replay-on-pass-interference/?cid=fmiatwking#gruden-on-mack
I thought there was no chance of the league approving what had been the owners’ great white whale—allowing replay on a subset of plays that didn’t get flagged by officials on the field. Then these five things happened. https://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2019/04/01/fmia-teamwork-technology-and-how-the-nfl-came-together-to-use-instant-replay-on-pass-interference/?cid=fmiatwking
Kudos included here for the @zkeefer story on the mobster living in plain sight in Indianapolis. What a great story, Zak. Congrats to you. https://twitter.com/peter_king/status/1112571024640364544
Good morning. FMIA is up. https://twitter.com/peter_king/status/1112572629418835969
 
 
 
 
 
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