Conference Championship Sunday (Jan. 18, 2009)
Quotable from NFL GameDay Final on NFL Network
Special Super Bowl Sunday Show:
Sunday, February 1 following Super Bowl XLIII
“Advantage Cardinals. They know the Steelers offense well, they know their personnel well and they know their defensive schemes. They know the Steelers as well as they know themselves.” – Steve Mariucci on Super Bowl matchup, with Arizona’s head coach Ken Whisenhunt and others who coached in Pittsburgh.
“There will be no surprises.” – Mariucci on Cardinals preparing for Steelers
“I can’t believe I said the words, ‘The Arizona Cardinals are going to the Super Bowl.’” – Rich Eisen
“Kurt Warner has a grasp of the game. He has seen so many defenses, so many situations. He’s a winner and he’s very confident.” – Deion Sanders
“The only time he is rattled is when you put constant pressure on him and disrupt his timing because this is a timing offense.” – Sanders on Cardinals QB Kurt Warner
“All you can say about him is that he is a winner.” – Sanders on Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger
“Kurt Warner does not go to the Super Bowl unless the Cardinals figure out a way to handle that [Philadelphia] blitz package.” – Mariucci
“We all know that the Arizona Cardinals can throw the ball and they have the best receiving corps in the league. But it is the defense that stepped up in the playoffs.” – Steve Mariucci
“He wants out. I guarantee it.” – Sanders on Eagles QB Donovan McNabb
“They both should be there next year. This is a playoff team. All they need is another big receiver and a couple of parts.” – Mariucci on Eagles QB Donovan McNabb and head coach Andy Reid
*** Additional exclusive video clips from Sunday’s NFL GameDay Final are available on NFL.com. Click on the video segments. These videos include:
– A Look at Santonio Holmes’ 65-yard catch-and-run for a TD
– A Kurt Warner Highlight Package
– Deion’s “Let’s Go Primetime” Segment
And Highlight Packages for the AFC & NFC Championship Games on the “Featured Video” page plus much more on the NFL GameDay page.
11:30 PM -1:00 AM ET: NFL GameDay Final
Host: Rich Eisen Analysts: Deion Sanders and Steve Mariucci
NFL GameDay Final is the definitive exclamation point on Sundays providing unlimited highlights of all the games, plus post-game press conferences, interviews from the field and locker room, audio captured throughout the day and expert analysis.