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Simms identifies Chiefs' only weakness on offense

While the Chiefs' offense may look unstoppable, Chris Simms has found one area that could prevent Kansas City from repeating as Super Bowl champions.

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Deshaun Watson has requested a trade
Pro Football Talk has confirmed, via a league source, that Watson made the request early last week.
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We now know the next coach of the Houston Texans will be David Culley. We don’t know what that will mean to Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson. Chris Mortensen of ESPN reported over the weekend that...
Eric Bieniemy shut out again
For the second consecutive year, the Chiefs’ high-scoring offense is in the Super Bowl. For the second consecutive year, Chiefs offensive coordinator Eric Bieniemy is earning praise for his job at the...
What Aaron Rodgers really wants is clarity
Now that the dust that Aaron Rodgers kicked up on Sunday has largely settled, here’s a summary of where things stand between Rodgers and the Packers. He has three years left under contract, with no...
Report: Chargers hiring Shane Day as quarterbacks coach
The Chargers have made another critical hire for the development of Justin Herbert. According to a report from ESPN’s Nick Wagoner, L.A. has hired Shane Day to be the club’s quarterbacks coach...
Falcons hiring Des Kitchings as running backs coach
Falcons head coach Arthur Smith’s initial staff in Atlanta continues to take shape. D. Orlando Ledbetter of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports that Des Kitchings will be the team’s running...
Mike Mayock: We did not have a dynamic defensive player at any level in 2020
Since Jon Gruden returned to the Raiders as head coach in 2018, the Raiders’ defense has been an issue. That came to a head in 2020, with Gruden firing defensive coordinator Paul Guenther in December...
PFT Draft: Biggest stock risers in 2020
From Jaguars RB James Robinson, to Josh Allen, to this rookie QB, Mike Florio and Chris Simms examine the players who had their stock go through the roof in 2020.
McCaffrey, Kittle headline PFT SB guest list
PFT Live won't be at Super Bowl LV, but Mike Florio and Chris Simms will still have a star-studded guest list for media week, including Christian McCaffrey, Justin Jefferson and others.
Seahawks move on from Wheeler after arrest
The Seahawks are moving on from Chad Wheeler after the veteran was arrested on suspicion of domestic violence.
Zach Orr interviewing for Jaguars LB coach
Zach Orr could be part of Urban Meyer’s first staff with the Jaguars. According to multiple reports, Orr is interviewing to be the linebackers coach in Jacksonville. Orr has spent the last four...
Colts seeking proven veteran to take over at QB
The Colts know that they are currently in a window to contend for a championship and Matthew Stafford could be a perfect fit to take over at quarterback.
Teams who need to call Lions about Stafford trade
It seems as though the Lions are having some trouble finding some interest for Matthew Stafford, which leads Mike Florio and Chris SImms to discuss the teams who could use his services.
Rams making it clear they're not happy with Goff
The Rams are reportedly set to have an open QB competition this offseason as Los Angeles realizes it'll have a hard time trading Jared Goff and his massive contract.
Dalvin Cook plans to “take full advantage” of chance to “explode again” in 2021
Vikings running back Dalvin Cook set career highs in a number of categories during the 2021 season, including rushing attempts, rushing yards, yards per carries, and rushing touchdowns. Cook did that while...
Can Culley convince Watson to stay with Texans?
The Texans are hiring Ravens passing game coordinator David Culley as their next head coach. Can he find a way to turn Houston around?
Brandon Beane: Despite restricted salary cap, Josh Allen extension can be done
Over the past few days, Bills head coach Sean McDermott and General Manager have both touted quarterback Josh Allen’s growth over the 2020 season. Allen’s progression was a big part of why...
SB LV notes: Home advantage for Bucs, jersey picks
Mike Florio and Chris Simms touch on some of the latest news around Super Bowl LV, including the jersey selection for both teams, the homefield advantage the Buccaneers will have and more.
Why wasn't Chiefs' Bieniemy hired as head coach?
Chris Simms and Mike Florio debate why Chiefs OC Eric Bieniemy was passed up again for multiple head coaching opportunities in the NFL.
Matt Rhule: “Very urgent” to have QB who makes plays in crucial situations
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Bills would love to keep Matt Milano, but “tough decisions” await
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With few Super Bowl LV tickets available, prices skyrocket
Supply and demand sets the prices of Super Bowl tickets, and with the lowest supply in history, the demand is causing prices for Super Bowl LV to skyrocket. The Tampa Bay Times reports that data tracked by...
Maxx Crosby posts photo after surgery on labrum tear, broken hand
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Report: Eagles, Jets to interview 49ers assistant Michael Clay for special teams job
The Philadelphia Eagles and New York Jets both have reached out to the San Francisco 49ers to interview assistant special teams coach Michael Clay for positions on their staffs, according to Matt Barrows of...
Former Bengals DL coach Nick Eason lands at Auburn
Defensive line coach Nick Eason has been hired by Auburn University after being let go by the Cincinnati Bengals at the end of the season. The Auburn program announced the addition of Eason to the coaching...
Reports: Texans speaking with Josh McCown, Lovie Smith for staff roles, Tim Kelly to remain OC
Now that the Houston Texans have a head coach in place, they are moving quickly to fill out the rest of their coaching staff. According to NFL Network, the Texans are targeting Josh McCown and former...
Chad Wheeler formally charged after domestic violence arrest
Free agent offensive tackle Chad Wheeler was formally charged Wednesday following his Friday arrest on suspicion of domestic violence. The King County prosecutor’s office filed criminal charges...
Report: Jaguars to hire Sanjay Lal to coaching staff
The Jaguars are set to hire Sanjay Lal as as part of Urban Meyer’s new coaching staff in Jacksonville, according to Tom Pelissero of the NFL Network. Lal spent the 2020 season as a senior offensive...
Texans are hiring David Culley as their head coach
The Texans have agreed to a deal to make David Culley their next head coach, according to a source. Culley remains in Houston after a long day of interviews. Bills defensive coordinator Leslie Frazier was...
Bucs will wear white jerseys in Super Bowl
The Buccaneers, who are the home team, announced they are wearing their white jerseys and pewter pants in the Super Bowl. They won their past two games, over the Packers and Saints, wearing the same...
Michael Strahan tests positive for COVID-19
The pandemic seems to have resulted in a higher percentage of NFL broadcasters than NFL players suffering infections. Via, FOX’s Michael Strahan has tested positive for COVID-19. Strahan...
Jennifer King: This opens the door for future female coaches
It’s been a great start to 2021 for women. Kamala Harris became the first woman vice president, the first Black vice president and the first Asian vice president. On Monday night, Natalie Sago and...
Eli Manning could return to Giants as ambassador
Tom Brady has played in nine Super Bowls before this Super Bowl, winning six. His losses were to Eli Manning, Eli Manning and Nick Foles. Brady still is going strong at 43. Manning retired after the 2019...
Colts would love to have Andrew Luck return but aren’t counting on it
The Colts are looking for a quarterback yet again. Philip Rivers retired, and Jacoby Brissett is a free agent. The team will have its fifth opening day starter in five years in 2021. Andrew Luck’s...
Bucs sign Earl Watford to practice squad
The Buccaneers waived offensive lineman Earl Watford last week to get defensive tackle Vita Vea back on the roster. Watford isn’t going anywhere, though. The Bucs re-signed Watford to the practice...
How '21 cap could affect Watson, Stafford trades
With the salary cap set to drop next season, the Football Pod in America gang examines how that might affect the trade markets for Deshaun Watson and Matthew Stafford.
What more does Bieniemy need to do to land HC job?
The Football Pod in America examines the reason behind why Chiefs OC Eric Beiniemy have not behind hired yet as a head coach and discuss what more he needs to do to land a job.
The Lions don’t seem to be getting as much interest in Matthew Stafford as expected
When it comes to potential interest in Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford, the glass is currently two-thirds empty. That’s the obvious import of the news that a third of the league has reached out to...
Bucs pass rush has to beat depleted Chiefs line
With Kansas City down multiple offensive linemen, the Football Pod in America crew break down whether Shaq Barrett and Tampa's pass rush will be able to take advantage and get to Patrick Mahomes.
PFT PM Mailbag: Why Watson halts requesting trade?
Mike Florio and Charean Williams run through the latest questions from the PFT PM Mailbag, from why Deshaun Watson is halting on a verbal request for a trade to what Randy Moss says about the Jacksonville...
How long can Tom Brady keep playing?
With Tom Brady back in the Super Bowl at age 43, Mike Florio and Charean Williams wonder whether he could keep going to 45 and beyond.
What all could Lions get in a Stafford trade?
With Matthew Stafford wanting out, the Lions have put the QB on the trading block. Mike Florio and Charean Williams analyze what all the team could get if they are able to land a trade partner.
What's next for Witten after retirement?
Mike Florio and Charean Williams wonder what Jason Witten will do next after he announced his retirement from the NFL for a second time.
Former Tennessee coach Jeremy Pruitt won’t be joining the Jets coaching staff
Someone from says that former University of Tennessee coach Jeremy Pruitt will be joining the New York Jets’ coaching staff. Someone else from says that Pruitt won...
Wheeler being cut was 'no brainer' for Seahawks
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Reports: Shawn Mennenga out as Packers special teams coordinator
The Packers are beginning to make changes to their coaching staff. According to multiple reports, special teams coordinator Shawn Mennenga will not return for the 2021 season. Green Bay struggled on special...
Reports: Ben Johnson to remain Lions TE coach, Mark DeLeone to be LB coach
The Lions continued to flesh out head coach Dan Campbell’s initial coaching staff on Wednesday. In addition to officially announcing Anthony Lynn as the team’s offensive coordinator, Dave...
Lions announce Anthony Lynn as offensive coordinator
Anthony Lynn officially has a new job. Reports emerged over the weekend that the Lions would hire the former Chargers head coach as offensive coordinator, and Detroit announced the move on Wednesday...
Seahawks cut Chad Wheeler
The Seahawks have acted quickly after offensive tackle Chad Wheeler was arrested on domestic violence and assault charges. Seattle officially waived Wheeler today, according to the league’s...
Jackson believes Panthers are capable of deep run
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Miller believes he outranks Hill as fastest in NFL
Scotty Miller tells Dan Patrick about the win over Green Bay, the confidence he has in himself and his speed, and the matchup against the Chiefs in Super Bowel LV.
Sammy Watkins, Le’Veon Bell listed as limited by Chiefs
Left tackle Eric Fisher was the only Chiefs player who would have missed Chiefs practice on Wednesday. Fisher tore his Achilles in the AFC Championship Game and will not play in the Super Bowl, so there...
Why sticking with Goff makes most sense for Rams
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