Quotes From Week 12 Editions of NFL Network’s ‘NFL GameDay Highlights’ & ‘NFL GameDay Final’

nfl-gameday-finalQuotes From NFL GameDay Highlights & NFL GameDay Final

“They’re protecting Tom [Brady] better, they’re catching the ball [and] they’re playing good defense. That secondary has the best four corners in the league and they can lock you down.” – Steve Mariucci on the difference with the New England Patriots since their Week 4 loss to the Kansas City Chiefs

“Tom Brady and [Rob Gronkowski] may be the best combination in the game.” – Deion Sanders on New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady and tight end Rob Gronkowski

“This is the best [Rob Gronkowski] we have ever seen with the New England Patriots right now and they are by far the team that is rolling right. Gronk is playing the kind of football that belongs somewhere on Mars.” – Michael Irvin on tight end Rob Gronkowski and the New England Patriots

“You start out like this against Philadelphia who is explosive and they can explode on you, this is not going to do it. You’re not going to be able to have the opportunity to come back.” – Michael Irvin on the Dallas Cowboys, who face the Philadelphia Eagles in Week 13 after coming back to defeat the New York Giants in Week 12

“They played a little sloppy early in that game. They came out and got away from their identity early on and it could have cost them this game.” – Michael Irvin on the Dallas Cowboys’ 31-28 victory over the New York Giants

“[Tony Romo] statistically will go down in history as one of the best quarterbacks to play the game. The problem we have with Tony Romo is winning that big one and not maximizing those moments when they come to pass.” – Deion Sanders on Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo

“They can catch Arizona because of the way they played today…I like Seattle going forward. I think they can come back and win this division.” – LaDainian Tomlinson on the Seattle Seahawks and Arizona Cardinals in the NFC West race

“Russell Wilson has found the balance of pass and run, and that’s what RG3 needs to find. He doesn’t understand OK if it’s not there [then] take off and run. Either he’s all in or he’s not…He needs to learn from Russell Wilson [about] finding that balance.” – Deion Sanders on Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson and Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III

“This guy has proven that he can carry the load. They need him to. He can run between the tackles, outside the tackles and he can handle the carries they need him to handle.” – LaDainian Tomlinson on Denver Broncos running back C.J. Anderson, who rushed for 167 yards and a touchdown in the 39-36 win over the Miami Dolphins

On NFL.com the following video clip from NFL GameDay Highlights & NFL GameDay Final are available for viewing:

- Week 12 Let’s Go Primetime Deion Sanders counts down his top 10 performances from Week 12:

http://www.nfl.com/videos/nfl-network-gameday/0ap3000000433601/Week-12-Let-s-Go-Primetime

- Week 12 NFL GameDay Express – Recap everything that has happened in Week 12 so far with the NFL GameDay Express:

http://www.nfl.com/videos/nfl-network-gameday/0ap3000000433598/Week-12-GameDay-Express

- Does Tony Romo Get Enough Credit? – Does Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo get enough credit? NFL GameDay Final discusses:

http://www.nfl.com/videos/nfl-network-gameday/0ap3000000433584/Does-Romo-get-enough-credit

- Did Odell Beckham Jr. Make the Best Catch Ever? Chris Rose, Michael Irvin and Deion Sanders debate if New York Giants wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr.’s catch against the Dallas Cowboys was the best catch ever:

http://www.nfl.com/videos/nfl-network-gameday/0ap3000000433580/Did-Beckham-Jr-make-the-best-catch-ever

About  NFL GameDay Highlights

Every Sunday evening at 7:30 PM ET, NFL Network recaps the afternoon action with NFL GameDay Highlights. Host Chris Rose and analysts Deion Sanders, LaDainian Tomlinson and Steve Mariucci provide highlights, analysis and set the stage for Sunday Night Football.

About  NFL GameDay Final

Every Sunday night at 11:30 PM ET, recap the complete day in the NFL with NFL GameDay Final. Host Chris Rose and analysts Deion Sanders and Michael Irvin put 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.

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Quotes From Week 12 Editions Of NFL Network’s ‘NFL Gameday First’ & ‘NFL Gameday Morning’

NFL-GameDayMorningQuotes from NFL GameDay First

Every Sunday morning at 7:00 AM ET, NFL Network is first on the field with NFL GameDay First. Host Melissa Stark, co-host/analyst Sterling Sharpe, and analysts Shaun O’Hara and Michael Robinson provide the first analysis of the day’s games, while NFL Network reporters stationed across the league report from stadiums with the first on-location reports of the day.

“I think [the Green Bay Packers] are the most complete team in the NFC.” – Shaun O’Hara on the Green Bay Packers

A quarterback that can throw it that often and not turn it over is a thing of beauty.” –Sterling Sharpe on Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers

“[Mike] McCarthy told me that over the course of his entire coaching career, he has never had more trust in a quarterback than he has in Aaron Rodgers right now.” – Albert Breer on the relationship between Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers and head coach Mike McCarthy

You look around at the other quarterbacks in the league and they all say ‘I need to play better.’ You never hear them say ‘Well, everyone else needs to help me.’” – Shaun O’Hara on Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III’s recent comments to the media

I used to talk to Pete Carroll about Bill Belichick all the time and Pete would just tell me that Belichick was like some type of a prodigy in football. He really understands football situations and understands when a player is almost done with his career. He understands when a certain defense works with a certain offense. He is a game day planner and he makes adjustments like no one has ever made in this league. Great coach.” – Michael Robinson on why Bill Belichick is such a successful coach

“That [New England Patriots] defense is making plays. They’ve scored 81 points off 19 takeaways. They have that killer instinct. Brandon Browner, he was a guy in the Legion of Boom in Seattle, he brought the intensity. He brought the competitive nature in the weight room. He challenged Richard Sherman, he would challenge Earl Thomas…he brought the life to the group. In training camp when guys don’t want to be out there, he brings the enthusiasm. Brandon Browner is a lightning rod to this defense and he’s done a great job. His attitude is very infectious.” – Michael Robinson on who deserves the most credit for the Patriots 6-game winning streak

The New England Patriots on this six game winning streak are averaging over 40 points a game. That’s impressive if you think about who (Tom Brady) is doing it with. They are finding different ways to win football games and the turnaround has been spectacular.” –Shaun O’Hara on the New England Patriots

I think it’s just a quarterback play. The one thing you don’t have to worry about is having a quarterback, and even though he threw two horrible interceptions during Sunday Night Football, he’s got a quarterback that he can trust. That sets the table for everything else because you know Tom Brady is going to give you points. Points mean that we can get really cued on defense. Points and good defense…Are why the New England Patriots always have the chance to get themselves not only to the playoffs, but to a Super Bowl.” – Sterling Sharpe on why Bill Belichick’s New England Patriots have been so successful

Indianapolis Colts Wide Receiver T.Y. Hilton with Michael Irvin

NFL Network’s Michael Irvin spoke with Indianapolis Colts wide receiver T.Y. Hilton for an interview on NFL Network’s NFL GameDay Morning:

On whether or not Indianapolis is the perfect city for him:

“Yes, Indy is a perfect fit. I love the city. I love everything about it and it’s quite just the way I like it. You don’t have to worry about hearing the gun shots before laying your head down; you don’t have to worry about that anymore.”

On playing with a chip on his shoulder:

“I’ve been an underdog my whole life. Teams passed up on me when I was sitting on the board. I’ve seen the receivers that went before me. Were they better than me? No. So whatever team that drafted me, I was going to make the other 31 pay no matter what. That chip on my shoulder will never ever go away because that’s how I play the game.”

On his relationship with Andrew Luck:

“The relationship with me and [Andrew Luck] is special, very unique. I give him a look, he gives me a look, and it’s that time.

On his two kids’ reaction to his “T.Y.” touchdown celebration and where he got it:

“They love it. Once I hit the end zone, they start doing it with me. I got it from T.O. – I saw him do the “T.”

To view the entire interview with Hilton and follow up discussion, visit:

http://www.nfl.com/videos/nfl-network-gameday/0ap3000000432432/Hilton-I-ve-been-the-underdog-my-whole-life

New England Patriots Head Coach Bill Belichick with Melissa Stark

NFL Network’s Melissa Stark spoke with New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick for an interview on NFL Network’s NFL GameDay First and NFL GameDay Morning:

On how he will adjust the game plan when facing Ndamukong Suh:

“He changes everything. You can’t let him penetrate or he will foul the whole play up. You’ve got to be able to secure him at the line of scrimmage, and again that is a lot easier said than done because of his talent and also some of the different looks they give you. He is very disruptive in both the running and the passing game, he has got great effort, he makes plays in pursuit, so really there are no weakness to his game and he has got to be blocked on every play no matter what the play is.”

On what tight end Rob Gronkowski said to him after scoring a touchdown last week:

“We had talked about a couple of things during the week in the game and then they sort of happened that way during the game. So I just reminded him of those and he agreed with me and reminded me that he did it just the way he said he was going to do it.”

On Rob Gronkowski’s love of the game:

“Rob [Gronkowski] has a great energy and love for the game. At times, he just bubbles over. It is just Rob being Rob.”

On Rob Gronkowski’s maturity on the field:

“Rob [Gronkowski] works very hard. He comes early, he stays late, he is very physically and mentally touch, you can’t really get him down and you can’t break him. He can really fight through it and as a coach, sometimes you try to put players in that situation and you try to break them down and you try to see how much they can take but Rob has a lot of resilience and a lot of mental and physical toughness.”

On his relationship with quarterback Tom Brady:

“It has always been good. I think Tom [Brady] and I have always had a good relationship. He has been great to work with. He has a tremendous work ethic, preparation, he is very smart and we have learned a lot from working with each other. Just seeing the game through a quarterback’s eyes is different than seeing it from the press box or the sidelines as a coach. Again, I think it is valuable both ways.”

On whether or not he ever yells at his players:

“I try to do my job, which is to coach all the players on the team. I don’t coach them based on tenure or statistics or draft status or anything else. I try to coach the team as an entire team. I am just the coach, and that is what I try to do.”

To view the entire interview with Belichick, visit:

http://www.nfl.com/videos/nfl-network-gameday/0ap3000000432416/Belichick-I-just-try-to-do-my-job

Quotes from NFL GameDay Morning

NFL GameDay Morning is the most comprehensive pregame show on Sunday morning, airing at 9:00 AM ET for four hours on NFL Network and taking viewers straight up to kickoff. Host Rich Eisen joins analysts Steve Mariucci, Marshall Faulk, Kurt Warner, Warren Sapp and Michael Irvin to bring fans the latest news, injury reports, pregame analysis and game previews. Additionally, NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport provides the latest inside information from around the league.

“Peyton Manning is not playing good football right now. I’m putting Denver on upset alert.” – Kurt Warner on Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning

I think anytime that your quarterback, especially one as good as Peyton Manning, is playing badly you want to worry about it but I think it’s just a bump in the road. We have seen this from a lot of our teams that we say are great. Remember to relax…I think it is just a part of what you go through in figuring out what kind of team you are going to be.” – Marshall Faulk on why the Denver Broncos should not worry about their loss last week

“Can it all fall apart and the Cowboys be back to where they were the prior year? The answer is absolutely not. Starting today, the Cowboys grab total control of the [NFC] East.” – Michael Irvin on the Dallas Cowboys

“[Mark Sanchez] is the guy that is going to direct [the Philadelphia Eagles] to the playoffs.” – Steve Mariucci on Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Mark Sanchez

There are a lot of reasons why the Cowboys are going to win this thing… The quarterback position favors [Tony] Romo over [Mark] Sanchez, who is the backup. The Cowboys have a better run game and a much better offensive line. The Eagles are all banged up and the Cowboys are better on defense. The Cowboys…should win this division but we are getting late in the season, anything could happen.” – Steve Mariucci on what team is going to win the NFC East

“I thought Monday [Jay Gruden and Robert Griffin III] were both a little bit out of whack and they ended up both trying to rectify if later on in the week with apologies and all that good stuff.” – Steve Mariucci on Jay Gruden and Robert Griffin III’s press conferences

“There’s so much at stake right here. The Redskins organization, they have decide after the end of this season if they’re going to exercise the fifth year option on RGIII. That’s coming up right around the corner, about a month and a half. Figure it out. Right now, [Robert Griffin III] is auditioning for that.” – Steve Mariucci on the Washington Redskins quarterback situation

“It leads me to ask the question for RGIII, in his defense, as to why is he working on his angle? Is he the franchise quarterback?  Well, based on his news, no. Because guess what you do not do to franchise quarterbacks, you don’t call them out like that. If you’re watching the NFL today, Jay Cutler looks just like RGIII and at no point in time has his head coach rolled him under the bus…as a coach in this league, you don’t need credibility anymore to step out on a player and speak out the way he did. Last time I checked, you needed to be something in this league, have something in this league, as in jewelries, as in trophies, to take somebody or tell somebody what they are not doing the right way, that way. We accepted that kind of stuff from Bill Parcells and Bill Belichick about players. But to just – you’re a new head coach. Sit that player down, get his respect, [and] get the respect of the rest of the players before you do something like that.” – Marshall Faulk on the Jay Gruden and Robert Griffin III relationship

“[Rob Gronkowski’s] measurable are off the charts…maybe when it’s all said and done, he will be the most complete tight end this league has ever seen.” – Steve Mariucci on New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski

“[Rob Gronkowski’s] difference immeasurable…Gronk can do it all.” – Warren Sapp on New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski

“I truly believe that when he’s healthy, [Rob Gronkowski] is the biggest impact player for any offense outside of the quarterback in the National Football League.” – Kurt Warner on New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski

If I knew [Bill Belichick’s] secret, I’d still be coaching. He is as good as they get. We are going to be mentioning this guy right here with Lombardi and Shula and Walsh and all of the great ones. It’s amazing how one team and one coach can dominate a division for so long over 12 years.” – Steve Mariucci on Bill Belichick’s success as the head coach of the New England Patriots

NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport

On Jay Gruden calling out Robert Griffin III:

“I talked to four Redskins sources over the course of the week to try to understand the situation and what I am told is Jay Gruden received positive feedback after his press conference on RGIII mainly because of the accountability that he now brings to this football team. Remember in the past it would have been all on RGIII. I’m sure they would have asked him, Dan Snyder specifically, would have asked him to lighten up. That was simply not the case. It shows that upper management does back their coach. The landscape has changed for RGIII in Washington. Let me give you an example. In the past, he had certain rules, things he was allowed to do that others were not like his wife was allowed places in training camp. Other teammates’ wives were not. His family basically had an all access pass. None of that is the case now. It is now simply based on performance. Which brings me to the starting quarterback position. I’m told by several sources Jay Gruden does have the ability to bench RGIII if necessary if he simply does not play well enough. I’m told it is not out of the question.”

On the possibility Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III could be benched prior to the game against the Indianapolis Colts:

“Everything is possible because as Jay Gruden has said very clearly, and even Robert Griffin III has said, the performance has not been good enough. [Robert Griffin III] actually had a good week of practice I’m told but the question is whether or not it will translate to the game. Let me share with you a disturbing detail I dug up this week. Redskins coaches have gone back to 2012. They’ve studied the film that showed RGIII as successful as he’s ever been. They have doubts that he can be physically the player he was back then. They believe injuries have taken their toll. They’re going to try to do what they can today to make him comfortable, get him some easy reads, have him have some success early but they do wonder if he can ever be the kind of player he once was.”

On Jay Gruden’s public commentary on Robert Griffin III with Washing Redskins management:

“This is a slightly awkward situation so let me explain how awkward it actually is. Did you know that Jay Gruden and Robert Griffin III are actually neighbors? Not next door, but basically next door to each other. Maybe when they’re walking the dog they can talk about this situation. Let me explain what’s happened. Jay Gruden comes out on Wednesday and says what he did about RGIII and I’m told the team’s brass has offered support for him in this case whereas in the past this might not have happened with this quarterback. In fact, Jay Gruden does have license to bench RGIII possibly today if he is not performing up to standards. All they want is to be able to be successful. Things certainly have changed for RGIII over the past several of years. There are no more special rules for him. His wife used to be allowed where other wives were not in training camp. His family essentially had an all access pass to the facility. That is no longer the case. So the Redskins, what they have tried to do is do everything they can to have RGIII be successful. They went back and studied the 2012 tape and there are doubts internally that he has the skills – the physical skills to be the kind of player he was back then. In fact, I’m told by sources they’ve actually instructed him, don’t run. We don’t want you to get hurt.

On what is next for Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson:

“Adrian Peterson has his appeals hearing on December 2 with third party arbitrator Harold Henderson. He does not expect to win, but his argument is that he is being judged on this personal conduct policy that did not exist when he had his infraction with his four year old son. I am told that if Adrian Peterson loses his appeal he may explore legal options to potentially seek damages for having to sit out this season. As far as his 2015 status, I’m told by sources the Vikings football people would like him back but Peterson himself is not sure that he can be back in Minnesota in that climate, something he would like to figure out. He’s eligible to return in April, the middle of April. Remember, that is a month after free agency begins a little bit of no-man’s land so if he is not going to play for the Vikings, the likelihood is they will try to trade him. Maybe, his hometown Dallas Cowboys who could let DeMarco Murray walk after this year.”

On NFL.com the following video clips from NFL GameDay First & NFL GameDay Morning are available for viewing:

- Players Only: Player to Start a Franchise with – The NFL GameDay Morning analysts give their thoughts on the one player to start build a franchise:

http://www.nfl.com/videos/nfl-network-gameday/0ap3000000432459/Players-Only-Player-to-start-a-franchise-with

- ‘Legion of Boom’ vs ‘No Fly Zone’ – NFL Network analyst Kurt Warner breaks down the Arizona Cardinals secondary:

http://www.nfl.com/videos/nfl-network-gameday/0ap3000000432440/Legion-of-Boom-vs-No-Fly-Zone

- M&M – Hashtag Battle – NFL Network analysts Marshall Faulk and Michael Irvin battle each other over NFL players, games and scenarios:

http://www.nfl.com/videos/nfl-network-gameday/0ap3000000432431/M-M-Better-to-chance-to-score-J-J-Watt-or-A-J-Green

- Gronk Like Music Video NFL GameDay Morning discuss the impact Rob Gronkowski has on the New England Patriots offense:

http://www.nfl.com/videos/nfl-network-gameday/0ap3000000432429/Gronk-like-football-music-video

- Bold Predictions NFL GameDay Morning make their bold predictions for Week 12:

http://www.nfl.com/videos/nfl-network-gameday/0ap3000000432422/Bold-Predictions-Tannehill-dominates-in-Denver

- Adrian Peterson Doesn’t Expect to Win Appeal – NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport shares the latest on Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson:

http://www.nfl.com/videos/nfl-network-gameday/0ap3000000432404/Adrian-Peterson-doesn-t-expect-to-win-appeal

- How Will Jets-Bills Players Adjust to Playing Monday? NFL GameDay Morning talk about the impacts the weather will have on the Jets-Bills matchup:

http://www.nfl.com/videos/nfl-network-gameday/0ap3000000432421/How-will-Jets-Bills-players-adjust-to-playing-Monday

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Brash & Outspoken Defensive End Lyle Alzado Profiled on NFL Network’s ‘A Football Life’

NFL_Network_2012_Logo‘Lyle Alzado: A Football Life’ Premieres Friday, November 21 at 9:00 PM ET on NFL Network

“Take all the things of Lyle Alzado and throw them out the window because here is the one thing that he always was and it was the most consistent thing in his life: Lyle had a good heart.” – Matt Millen

After a 15-year NFL career and a Super Bowl championship, defensive end Lyle Alzado is still remembered for his incredible talent on the field and larger than life persona off it.

NFL Network’s series A Football Life continues Friday, November 21 at 9:00 PM ET with a profile of Alzado – nicknamed Darth Raider – a three-time Pro Bowl defensive end with the Denver Broncos, Cleveland Browns and Los Angeles Raiders, who played with an intimidating style and relentless drive to get after the opposing quarterback. The one-hour, NFL Films-produced documentary focuses on Alzado’s professional football career, but also gives insight to his personal life, commitment to philanthropy and transition into acting. Additionally, the show highlights Alzado’s fight with heavyweight champion boxer, Muhammad Ali. Lyle Alzado: A Football Life also addresses Alzado’s use of steroids and human growth hormone, and how he believed it is what caused him to develop an inoperable brain tumor.

Following the premiere of Lyle Alzado: A Football Life on NFL Network, the episode – along with the entire A Football Life series – will be available on NFL Now, the League’s next-generation video service. Providing fans access to the largest digital library of NFL video anywhere, NFL Now dynamically personalizes each fan’s viewing experience, allowing them to follow their favorite NFL teams and players. Visit NFL.com/now for more information.

Every episode of A Football Life – as well as all NFL Network programming – is streamed live on NFL Mobile from Verizon, 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Among the topics discussed in Lyle Alzado: A Football Life are:

  • How his upbringing and relationship with his father affected who he was as a person
  • The impact he made on the Denver Broncos organization and how he felt the team let him down during their Super Bowl appearance
  • Being traded to the Cleveland Browns
  • Alzado’s love of giving back, specifically to children in need
  • Alzado’s fight with heavyweight champion Muhammad Ali
  • His trade to the Los Angeles Raiders and Super Bowl XVIII victory
  • His transition into acting
  • His attempted comeback and excessive use of steroids in the process, which he initially denied
  • His diagnosis with an inoperable brain tumor and how he spoke out about the danger of steroids

Emmy-nominated actor Josh Charles narrates.

Lyle Alzado: A Football Life includes interviews with the following people and more:

Peter Alzado – Lyle’s brother

Janice Alzado-Lotz – Lyle’s sister

Sharon Sarvak – Lyle’s first wife

Mark Lyons – Lyle’s childhood friend

Ira Gordon – Lyle’s childhood friend

Howie Long – Raiders teammate

Tom Jackson – Broncos teammate

Billy Thompson – Broncos teammate

Matt Millen – Raiders teammate

Terry Frei Denver Post

Craig Morton – Broncos teammate & cornerman for Ali fight

Claudie Minor – Broncos teammate

Bill Pickel – Raiders teammate

Greg Townsend – Raiders teammate

Joe Theismann – Former Redskins quarterback

Kathy Alzado-Murray – Lyle’s fourth wife

Provided below are some select quotes from Lyle Alzado: A Football Life:

“People can portray me anyway they want because I don’t give a damn… But don’t you analyze me and don’t you tell me what I am until you get close enough to understand what I am. Then you can make an analysis of me. But don’t you dare do it until then.” Lyle Alzado in an interview in 1983

“Lyle was physically fearless, but I think emotionally he wasn’t.” – Peter Alzado

“Lyle wanted my father to love him. That is what he wanted more than anything.” Janice Alzado-Lotz

“He was relentless. He was all out on every play. He never quit, he was always after the quarterback. It was almost like it was a survival thing for him.” Billy Thompson on Lyle’s success on the field

“Take all the things of Lyle Alzado and throw them out the window because here is the one thing that he always was and it was the most consistent thing in his life: Lyle had a good heart.” Matt Millen

“The cameras were on and the lights were bright. He looked for an opportunity to pop Ali. He was going to knock him out.” – Claudie Minor on Lyle’s fight with Muhammad Ali

“Lyle was born to be a Raider.” – Howie Long

“It was a very rare form of brain cancer. I think he felt that was retribution. He had a lot of guilt attached to doing the steroids and lying about it.” – Peter Alzado

“He made a deal with the Devil. He got fame and fortune. And it was time for the Devil to collect.” – Mark Lyons

“How much of Lyle was Lyle? And how much of Lyle was steroids?” – Tom Jackson

This season, A Football Life airs Friday at 9:00 PM ET on NFL Network. Below is the broadcast schedule for upcoming episodes of A Football Life:

  • December 5 – Roger Staubach (9:00 PM ET); Dick Butkus & Gale Sayers (10:00 PM ET)
  • December 19 – Keenan McCardell & Jimmy Smith
  • January 2 – The 2006 Rose Bowl

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NFL Network’s ‘NFL Total Access Kickoff’ & ‘NFL Thursday Night Kickoff’ Notes & Quotes — Buffalo Bills vs. Miami Dolphins

Thursday_Night_Football_logo-cbs-nflNFL Total Access Kickoff aired from outside Sun Life Stadium tonight at 6:00 PM ET on NFL Network, with host Rich Eisenand analysts Michael Irvin and Marshall Faulk providing pregame analysis leading up to Bills-Dolphins on Thursday Night Football.

At 7:30 PM ET on NFL Network, James Brown, Deion Sanders and Bill Cowher hosted NFL Thursday Night Kickoff from inside the stadium. Eisen, Irvin and Faulk appeared on the show.

NFL Media’s Andrea Kremer with Hall of Fame QB Jim Kelly

NFL Media’s Andrea Kremer sat down with Hall of Fame quarterback Jim Kelly, his wife Jill and daughter Erin for an interview on NFL Network’s NFL Total Access Kickoff to discuss his health and recovery:

On what he learned about himself through all of this:

Jim Kelly: “I’m not as tough as I thought I was [laughing]. People don’t understand when they talk about Kelly Tough, yeah the physical toughness I was brought up [with], I was born with that. But for me, the mental toughness was one that I needed.”

On what the darkest moment was:

Jill Kelly: “It was in New York City. It was definitely in New York City when he was ready. He was like, ‘I can’t do this and I think this is it but you’re strong Jill.’ And he just kept talking. I remember my hands coming up and being like, ‘No, you don’t know that, this cannot happen.’ This man who has always fought, who has always said never give up – he cannot give up. We can do this at home. We have to come home. I think that was the turning point. Absolutely. There is no doubt in my mind that coming back to Buffalo was the turning point for Jim…We went literally from one hospital to a hospital over here; one hospital in New York to a hospital in Buffalo. He came to life.”

On the people of Buffalo:

Jim: “At times, there were people here that needed my support but I needed their support too. There is not a family around here any bigger than the Buffalo Bill family. Everywhere I turn, there are people praying for me, there are people that give me well wishes and to be honest with you, I don’t know if I would have been able to make it anywhere else.”

To view the entire feature, visit:

http://www.nfl.com/videos/nfl-network-total-access/0ap3000000427791/How-Buffalo-inspired-Jim-Kelly

 

Quotes from NFL Total Access Kickoff

“Let’s make no mistake: they are where they are right now – talking about [in] playoff position – because of their defense.” – Bill Cowher on the Miami Dolphins defense 

“He’s an incredible coach and he’s done an incredible job. To stir that team to some wins after all they went through last year, and then to have that team right here…[at] 5-4 with everything still in front of them, it’s nothing but an incredible job.” – Michael Irvin on Miami Dolphins head coach Joe Philbin

“Tonight [Sammy Watkins] must play this game shoulders up going against [Brent] Grimes. [Grimes] understands how to play coverage. Sammy Watkins, you have to understand the little things in your routes to make sure you don’t give this guy anything to jump and get interceptions.” – Michael Irvin on Buffalo Bills wide receiver Sammy Watkins facing Miami Dolphins cornerback Brent Grimes 

“He’s giving them leadership, he’s giving them accuracy, putting the ball in the hands of playmakers on the outside…He gives them someone in the huddle that gives them a sense of calm and sense of leadership.” – Bill Cowher on Buffalo Bills quarterback Kyle Orton 

“I love Andrew Luck. I believe he’s the future at quarterback. But whenever he plays against the Patriots another guy factors in: that’s Bill Belichick and what he’s able to do to a young guy.” – Marshall Faulk on Indianapolis Colts quarterback Andrew Luck facing the New England Patriots 

 

Quotes from NFL Thursday Night Kickoff

“There is talk about these two head coaches maybe losing their jobs if they don’t make the playoffs. These two teams are trending upward. They’re better than they were at the beginning of the season, they’re better than they were a year ago and I think it would be a disservice to the players if you make a change at the head coaching position.” – Bill Cowher on Buffalo Bills head coach Doug Marrone and Miami Dolphins head coach Joe Philbin

“He’s intelligent, he’s precise. He gives you a better opportunity to win than EJ Manuel.” – Deion Sanders on Buffalo Bills quarterback Kyle Orton 

“Honestly, I feel like we could be a top five offense if we’re clicking on all cylinders but that’s a big if. One week we are, one week we’re not. We have to get that down but it’s a new system. We’re halfway through the season now so no more excuses.” – Dolphins wide receiver Mike Wallace on Miami’s offense

 - “He’s like a seesaw…He’s either up or down. There is no in-between. He’s either going to really bless you with his play or he’s going to destroy you with his play.” – Deion Sanders on Miami Dolphins quarterback Ryan Tannehill 

“I love what I see with the Miami Dolphins and I love what I see in coach [Joe] Philbin and how he works this offense…He has a young group of guys that I think is starting to really play well.” – Michael Irvin on the Miami Dolphins 

“If I’m the coordinator, I’m going to travel him with Sammy Watkins because that’s the only thing offensively for Buffalo that can hurt you.” – Deion Sanders on Miami Dolphins cornerback Brent Grimes 

 

On NFL.com the following video clips from NFL Total Access Kickoff & NFL Thursday Night Kickoff is available for viewing: 

- Miami Dolphins: One Team, One Fight – NFL Media’s Steve Cyphers examines the leadership and culture of the Miami Dolphins’ locker room:

http://www.nfl.com/videos/nfl-network-total-access/0ap3000000427770/Miami-Dolphins-One-Team-One-Fight

- The Progression of Ryan Tannehill NFL Total Access Kickoff details the progression of Miami Dolphins quarterback Ryan Tannehill:

http://www.nfl.com/videos/nfl-network-total-access/0ap3000000427784/The-progression-of-Ryan-Tannehill

- How is the Bills Offense Different Under Kyle Orton? Bill Cowher and Deion Sanders analyze how the Buffalo Bills’ offense has changed with Kyle Orton at quarterback:

http://www.nfl.com/videos/nfl-network-total-access/0ap3000000427787/How-is-the-Bills-offense-different-under-Orton

- Breaking Down the Buffalo Bills’ Defense NFL Total Access Kickoff takes to the field to break down the defense for the Buffalo Bills:

http://www.nfl.com/videos/nfl-network-total-access/0ap3000000427768/NFL-Total-Access-breaks-down-the-Bills-D

- Deion Sanders Breaks Down Dolphins Cornerback Brent Grimes – Prior to Buffalo Bills-Miami Dolphins on Thursday Night Football, Deion Sanders breaks down the play of Dolphins cornerback Brent Grimes:

http://www.nfl.com/videos/nfl-network-total-access/0ap3000000427779/Deion-Sanders-breaks-down-Brent-Grimes

- Dolphins Wide Receiver Mike Wallace: “We Can be a Top 5 Offense” – Miami Dolphins wide receiver Mike Wallace believes his offense can be a top five unit in the league:

http://www.nfl.com/videos/nfl-network-total-access/0ap3000000427797/Fins-Wallace-We-can-be-a-top-5-offense

- Harder Offense to Defend: Eagles or Packers? Rich Eisen, Michael Irvin and Marshall Faulk debate which offense is harder to defend against: the Philadelphia Eagles or Green Bay Packers:

http://www.nfl.com/videos/nfl-network-total-access/0ap3000000427776/Harder-offense-to-defend-Packers-or-Eagles

With NFL Mobile, stream more live games than ever before. Get Thursday, Sunday & Monday Night primetime NFL games and for the first time, local Sunday afternoon games live on your smartphone. Plus, stream NFL Network 24/7 and NFL RedZone every Sunday live, exclusively from Verizon.

NFL Mobile is available to Verizon Wireless customers with a premium subscription for $5/month. Verizon customers can access live games and NFL Network included with the MORE Everything Plan. NFL RedZone is not included with the More Everything Plan, but can be purchased through NFL Mobile for $1.99/mo. For more information about NFL Mobile from Verizon, visit www.verizonwireless.com/insiders-guide/inside/nfl. Data usage applies for app download use & blackout rules apply.

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NFL Media Programming Notes: October 21-26

NFL_Network_2012_LogoNFL Network Shows and Scheduled Guests

For a full description of each show, please click the show’s link

  • Thursday Night Football – Chargers vs Broncos at 8:25 PM ET

SHOW HIGHLIGHT: NFL Total Access Kickoff at 6:00 PM ET on NFL Network; NFL Thursday Night Kickoff at 7:30 PM ET on CBS & NFL Network

  • Sound FX: Peyton Manning #509

SHOW HIGHLIGHT: A special edition of Sound FX featuring wired sound of Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning during his record-setting game against the San Francisco 49ers in Week 7 on Friday, October 24 at 10:00 PM ET

  • Undrafted – Advance Premiere Thursday, October 23 Following Chargers-Broncos; Premieres Tuesday, October 28 at 9:00 PM ET
  • Finding Giants – TONIGHT at 9:00 PM ET
  • Terrell Davis: A Football Life – Premieres Friday, October 24 at 9:00 PM ET
  • NFL Now
  • Week 7 NFL Replay & Sound FX

SHOW HIGHLIGHT: Chicago Bears wide receiver Brandon Marshall, Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford, and San Diego Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers on Sound FX Friday, October 24 at 3:00 PM ET 

  • NFL AM

SHOW HIGHLIGHT: Atlanta Falcons wide receivers Julio Jones & Devin Hester and Indianapolis Colts punter Pat McAfee on Wednesday, October 22

  • NFL Game Rewind
  • The Aftermath
  • NFL Fantasy Live

SHOW HIGHLIGHT: All-time leading rusher for the Green Bay Packers Ahman Green on Thursday, October 23

  • Around the NFL
  • NFL Total Access

SHOW HIGHLIGHT: Green Bay Packers wide receiver Jordy Nelson on Thursday, October 23; ‘Friday Night Spotlight’ – Baltimore Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco           

  • Playbook & Playbook Primetime
  • Inside the NFL

 NFL Network’s Day-by-Day Programming

 NFL.com Content

  • NFL.com Editorial Content
  • NFL.com Podcast Central

SHOW HIGHLIGHT: St. Louis Rams linebacker James Laurinaitis and Dallas Cowboys tight end Gavin Escobar on the Dave Dameshek Football Program; Jacksonville Jaguars general manager David Caldwell on the Moving the Sticks Podcast; West Virginia head coach Dana Holgorsen on the College Football 24/7 Podcast;   

  • NFL Mobile from Verizon
  • NFL Network Live Streaming

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Thursday Night Football – Chargers vs. Broncos at 8:25 PM ET on CBS & NFL Network

Thursday Night Football on CBS and NFL Network kicks off Thursday, October 23 at 8:25 PM ET when quarterback Peyton Manning and the Denver Broncos host quarterback Philip Rivers and the San Diego Chargers. Play-by-play announcer Jim Nantz and analyst Phil Simms have the call, with Tracy Wolfson providing reports from the sideline.

Coverage begins at 6:00 PM ET with NFL Total Access Kickoff on NFL Network. Host Rich Eisen and analysts Steve Mariucci, Michael Irvin, Terrell Davis, and Kurt Warner are live outside Sports Authority Field at Mile High in Denver, Colorado to provide analysis of Chargers-Broncos and highlight the atmosphere and festivities outside the stadium.

Provided below is a list of topics they will discuss:

  • Wired sound of Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning from the record-setting game
  • Recipients of Peyton Manning’s milestone touchdowns, including Broncos wide receiver Demaryius Thomas, speak about Manning
  • How does the touchdown record impact Peyton Manning’s legacy?
  • Last year on Thursday Night Football the San Diego Chargers beat the Denver Broncos and held them to their lowest point total of the year. How do they do it again?
  • Which San Diego Chargers offensive weapon will be toughest for the Denver Broncos to stop?
  • Are the Denver Broncos the best team in the AFC?
  • Michael Irvin and Kurt Warner demonstrate how Denver Broncos wide receiver Demaryius Thomas has gotten on a three-game hot streak

At 7:30 PM ET on NFL Network and CBS, James Brown, Deion Sanders, Tony Gonzalez and Bill Cowher host NFL Thursday Night Kickoff from inside the stadium. Eisen, Mariucci, Irvin, Davis and Warner will also appear on the show.

During halftime, Brown, Sanders and Cowher host the Lexus Halftime Show on CBS, providing first half highlights and analysis. Following the game, Eisen, Mariucci, Irvin, Davis, Warner and Sanders host the Mazda Postgame Show, which features complete game highlights and analysis, as well as on-set interviews with players from the winning team.

Sound FX: Peyton Manning #509

A special edition of Sound FX featuring wired sound of Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning during his record-setting game against the San Francisco 49ers in Week 7 on Friday, October 24 at 10:00 PM ET.

Undrafted

Every year, thousands of college football players leave school with dreams of achieving a career in the National Football League. Of those thousands, 256 players are selected in the NFL Draft. The remaining – the undrafted – are forced to overcome another obstacle to pursue their dream.

NFL Network presents Undrafted, a six-part series premiering Tuesday, October 28 at 9:00 PM ET and airing each Tuesday through December 9. All six episodes tell the stories of players who were undrafted and are currently working to make their dream of playing in the NFL a reality. Each week on NFL Network, an advance premiere of the new episode will air following the Thursday Night Football game, beginning Thursday, October 23 following the Chargers-Broncos game. Digitally, Undrafted will be made available on NFL Now through the service’s premium tier, NFL Now Plus. ($1.99 per month)

Undrafted goes inside the lives and tells the stories of various athletes as they try to fulfill their dreams of playing in the NFL. The series follows each as they prepare for the league’s Super Regional Combines, an alternative showcase for lesser-known college players and older free agents. These Combine events have taken on greater importance in recent years as numerous undrafted players — including current starters on the Seattle Seahawks, Denver Broncos and Dallas Cowboys — have earned important roles on NFL rosters. Each Undrafted episode provides compelling personal and on-field footage of six long longshots angling to create a life in the NFL.

Undrafted is a continuation of a new line of programming for NFL Network, following in the steps of Finding Giants, which offered an in-depth look at the scouts and front office of the New York Giants. All six episodes of Finding Giants are available on NFL Now.

Featured on Undrafted are:

  • Harvey Unga – All-time leading rusher at BYU; selected in the seventh round of the 2010 Supplemental Draft by the Chicago Bears
  • Terrance Lewis – Wide receiver from Alcorn State University; complied 12 receiving touchdowns, three kickoff return touchdowns and one punt return touchdown in four seasons at Alcorn State (2009-12)
  • Jonathon Sharpe – Linebacker from North Greenville University; totaled 132 tackles, 23.5 tackles for a loss, 5.5 sacks and three interceptions in two seasons as a starter (2011 & 2012)
  • Akeem Davis – Safety from the University of Memphis; played in 34 games (2009-12) and recorded 162 total tackles and had 13 tackles for loss
  • Elijah Anderson – Linebacker from Morehouse College; during the 2011-12 season at Morehouse, he led the team with 72 tackles with 12 tackles for loss for 53 yards, 4.5 sacks and two forced fumbles
  • Nnamdi Obukwelu – Defensive tackle from Harvard University; played in 39 career games at Harvard (2010-13) and registered 109 tackles, 21 tackles for loss, 9.0 sacks, one forced fumble and one fumble recovery

Undrafted was produced by NFL Network in association with Mandalay Sports Media, DG West and Indigenous Films.

To view the trailer for Undrafted, visit:

https://www.interdubs.com/r/nflfilms/?al=LJ0RQ5&an=sPCjNH

Finding Giants

Before an NFL team can achieve success on the field, it is up to the hard work of the team’s scouts to scour the country to find the future players of the organization. For the first time ever, NFL Network – in association with NFL Films and Moondog Films – provides a behind-the-scenes look into the lives of professional scouts and follows the long process of what it takes to build a championship team.

NFL Network presents Finding Giants, a four-part series airing each Tuesday through October 21. All four episodes provide an intimate look into the New York Giants organization, one of the most successful NFL franchises with eight championship titles, including four Super Bowls. Each week on NFL Network, a first look of the new episode will air following the Thursday Night Football game. Digitally, Finding Giants will be made available on NFL Now through the service’s premium tier, NFL Now Plus. ($1.99 per month)

On NFL Now Plus, the full six-episode, “director’s cut” edition of Finding Giants will be available. NFL Now is the League’s next-generation video service and provides fans access to the largest digital library of NFL video anywhere accessible through apps and browsers across an array of Internet-connected devices. Offered for free with a premium tier, NFL Now allows fans to customize their own video stream of short-form videos and highlights from NFL Media and all 32 NFL clubs.

Finding Giants offers an in-depth look at scouting and team building in today’s NFL and shows what it takes to find and draft the best players to fit an organization. Finding Giants will also give fans a unique look at the personal side of working in the NFL as scouts and their wives balance life on the road with family life at home.

Additionally, Finding Giants will show footage inside the Giants’ draft war room during the 2014 NFL Draft, in which the Giants selected such players as Odell Beckham, Jr., Weston Richburg and Andre Williams.

To view the trailer for Finding Giants, visit:

http://on.nfl.com/1uzEjW6

Terrell Davis: A Football Life – Friday, October 24 at 9:00 PM ET

Throughout Terrell Davis’ football life, one surprise has followed another. After walking on at Long Beach State, Davis eventually found himself at the University of Georgia – a football powerhouse. A sixth-round pick of the Denver Broncos, Davis found himself the opening day starter his rookie season. Two Super Bowl championships, one Super Bowl MVP, one league MVP, one 2,000-yard rushing season and 7,607 total rushing yards later, Davis hopes that next step is enshrinement in Canton.

NFL Network’s series A Football Life continues Friday, October 24 at 9:00 PM ET with a profile of the three-time Pro Bowl running back. The one-hour, NFL Films-produced documentary features interviews with Davis, his mother Kateree Davis, former teammates John Elway, Rod Smith and Shannon Sharpe, former Broncos head coach Mike Shanahan and more.

Following the premiere of Terrell Davis: A Football Life on NFL Network, the episode – along with the entire A Football Life series – will be available on NFL Now, the League’s next-generation video service. Providing fans access to the largest digital library of NFL video anywhere, NFL Now dynamically personalizes each fan’s viewing experience, allowing them to follow their favorite NFL teams and players. Visit NFL.com/now for more information.

Every episode of A Football Life – as well as all NFL Network programming – is streamed live on NFL Mobile from Verizon, 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Among the topics discussed in Terrell Davis: A Football Life are:

  • Growing up the youngest of six children and how the passing of his father affected him
  • His history with migraines and returning in the second half of Super Bowl XXXII to win MVP
  • Surpassing the 2,000 rushing yards mark in 1998
  • Walking on the football team at Long Beach State in 1991 and transferring to the University of Georgia
  • Almost quitting the Broncos during the preseason of his rookie year
  • The reason behind his popular “Salute” which followed every touchdown he scored

Emmy-nominated actor Josh Charles narrates.

This season, A Football Life airs Friday at 9:00 PM ET on NFL Network. Below is the broadcast schedule for the October and November episodes:

  • October 31 – Ricky Williams
  • November 7 – Earl Campbell
  • November 14 – Csonka, Kiick & Morris
  • November 21 – Lyle Alzado
  • November 28 – Dick Butkus & Gale Sayers

NFL Now

NFL Now is the League’s next-generation video service, providing fans access to the largest digital library of NFL video anywhere, accessible through apps and browsers across an array of Internet-connected devices. Offered for free with a premium tier, NFL Now allows fans to customize their own video stream of short-form videos and highlights from NFL Media and all 32 NFL clubs.

The NFL…Personalized: Fans can select their favorite NFL teams and players and upload their NFL.com Fantasy roster, and NFL Now dynamically personalizes each fan’s viewing experience. The customization grows over time, as the content engine learns each fan’s preferences and fine tunes the video stream, to the point where no two registered fans will have the same experience on NFL Now.

Provided below is a weekly schedule of NFL Now content:

  • Live streaming of NFL Fantasy Live on NFL Now

o   Monday – Friday at 4:00 PM ET,

o   Sunday at 5:30 – 7:00 AM ET

  • Live streaming events and select news conferences
  • Michael Fabiano personalized fantasy analysis
  • Daily, personalized NFL analysis from Brian Billick, Charles Davis, Daniel Jeremiah, Brian Baldinger, Bucky Brooks and others
  • Instant in-game highlights for every game as wells as a personalized highlight Game Center for NFL.com fantasy leagues
  • In-depth analysis for all 32 teams every day
  • 1,200 new NFL Club-produced segments available per week
  • Over 1,000 NFL Films titles available on NFL Now Plus

NFL GameDay on NFL Network – Sunday Starting at 7:00 AM ET

NFL Network’s ‘GameDay’ coverage kicks off Sunday, October 26, providing more than 15 hours of live programming every Sunday during the regular season.

Start each Sunday with NFL GameDay First at 7:00 AM ET, the first NFL pregame show on television. Host Melissa Stark and analysts Sterling Sharpe, Shaun O’Hara and Michael Robinson provide the first analysis and news reports of the day’s games.

NFL GameDay Morning, the most comprehensive pregame show on television, airs at 9:00 AM ET and takes viewers right up to kickoff. Host Rich Eisen and analysts Steve Mariucci and Kurt Warner are joined by Hall of Famers in Marshall Faulk, Michael Irvin and Warren Sapp to discuss the upcoming games four hours prior to kickoff. NFL Network reporters stationed around the league provide up-to-the-minute reports and interviews from the game sites, while NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport offers the latest on what is making news around the league. Additionally, Michael Silver, Andrea Kremer, Mark Kriegel and Steve Cyphers provide in-depth feature stories each week.

At 1:00 PM ET, NFL GameDay Live is the only show that delivers in-progress highlights of all of the 1:00 and 4:00 PM ET games, as well as live fantasy updates and reports, live press conferences and 1-on-1 interviews, and live reports from game sites. Kevin Frazier and Dan Hellie host, and are joined by analysts Heath Evans, Brian Billick, LaDainian Tomlinson and Daniel Jeremiah.

At 7:30 PM ET, host Chris Rose and analysts Deion Sanders, LaDainian Tomlinson and Steve Mariucci recap the day’s action thus far with highlights, postgame press conferences and commentary on NFL GameDay Highlights, leading up to kickoff of the Sunday night matchup.

NFL GameDay Final provides the final word on Sunday’s games at 11:30 PM ET with host Chris Rose and analysts Deion Sanders, Marshall Faulk and Michael Irvin. With postgame press conferences, game highlights, player and coach interviews, expert analysis, a preview of Monday’s game and more, NFL GameDay Final provides everything viewers need to know about the week in the NFL.

Week 7 NFL Replay & Sound FX

NFL Replay offers an exclusive look at the previous week’s games in a condensed, high-octane format. With the use of bonus NFL Films and NFL Network footage, including never-before-seen camera angles and coaches’ commentary, combined with exclusive wired sound from the field, locker rooms and sidelines, viewers will experience the game like never before.

Sound FX offers a compilation of the best on-field sights and sounds from around the NFL each week.

Week 7 NFL Replay & Sound FX schedule:

Wednesday

  • 8:00 PM ET – NFL Replay: New Orleans Saints vs. Detroit Lions

Friday

  • 3:00 PM ET – Sound FX: Chicago Bears wide receiver Brandon Marshall, Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford, and San Diego Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers

NFL AM – Daily Episodes at 6:00 AM ET; Re-Aires at 10:00 AM ET

Start the day off with the NFL. NFL AM airs Monday – Friday at 6:00 AM ET offering analysis, reports from correspondents in several NFL cities, interviews with players and coaches, and game highlights. A two-hour edition of NFL AM airs Monday – Friday starting at 10:00 AM ET.

Hosts Rhett Lewis and Erin Coscarelli are joined by analysts Eric Davis and LaVar Arrington each morning, setting the football conversation for the day.

The following guest will join the show this week:

  • Wednesday – Atlanta Falcons wide receivers Julio Jones & Devin Hester and Indianapolis Colts punter Pat McAfee

 

NFL Game Rewind

Re-live every week one game with Game Rewind – a condensed 30-minute edition of each game. Game Rewind airs on Monday from 12 Noon – 3:00 PM ET & 8:30 – 11:30 PM ET, and on Tuesday from 12 Noon – 2:00 PM ET.

The Aftermath – Mondays at 3:00 PM ET

Every Monday at 3:00 PM ET, get up to speed on everything that happened in the NFL with highlights, news, information and analysis on The Aftermath. Host Rhett Lewis and analysts Brian Baldinger, Steve Wyche and Nate Burleson look back at all of Sunday’s games, along with player and coach press conferences.

NFL Fantasy Live – Daily Episodes at 4:00 PM ET on NFL.com/NFL Now/NFL Mobile & 5:00 PM ET on NFL Network

NFL Fantasy Live, the premier show for fantasy football players, has returned with daily episodes for the entire 2014 NFL Season.

Continuing throughout the NFL season, the one-hour show airs Monday through Friday. Catch it first on NFL.com, NFL Now and NFL Mobile at 4:00 PM ET and then on NFL Network at 5:00 PM ET.

Additionally, each Sunday at 11:30 AM ET, NFL Fantasy Live airs on NFL.com, NFL Now, NFL Mobile and the NFL RedZone channel.

This Thursday, NFL Fantasy Live airs at the special times of 4:00 PM ET on NFL Network and 5:30 PM ET on NFL.com, NFL Now and NFL Mobile.

On Thursday, October 23, former Green Bay Packers running back Ahman Green joins the show.

Fantasy Experts:

o   Michael Fabiano

o   Adam Rank

o   Matt “Money” Smith

o   Akbar Gbajabiamila

o   Elliot Harrison

o   Marcas Grant

o   Molly Qerim

o   James Koh

Additionally, catch the NFL Fantasy Live podcast: http://www.nfl.com/podcast/nflfantasy-podcast

Returning this year is NFL Fantasy’s Fantasy Genius – the collaborative community for shared fantasy football information.

Around the NFL – Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday & Friday at 6:00 PM ET; Thursday at 2:00 PM ET

Around the NFL provides all of the latest news and information surrounding the National Football League Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday at 6:00 PM ET, and Thursday at 2:00 PM ET on NFL Network.

Hosts Andrew Siciliano and Lindsay Rhodes are joined each day by a rotating roster of NFL Network analysts including Kurt Warner, Steve Mariucci, Brian Baldinger, Solomon Wilcots, Jamie Dukes and Charley Casserly.

In addition to the NFL Network analysts & NFL players joining Around the NFL, team beat writers from around the league join the show on a regular basis to provide their unique perspective.

NFL Total Access – Monday-Saturday at 7:00 PM ET; Thursday Following Thursday Night Football

NFL Total Access returns to the time of 7:00 PM ET Monday – Saturday on NFL Network (airs on Thursday following Thursday Night Football).

Hosts Dan Hellie and Amber Theoharis anchor the NFL’s show of record each night and are joined by NFL Network analysts Willie McGinest, Heath Evans, Nate Burleson, Michael Robinson, Warren Sapp, LaDainian Tomlinson, Steve Mariucci, Brian Billick, Daniel Jeremiah, Brian Baldinger and Shawne Merriman.

Tuesday, October 21

  • Hosts: Dan Hellie & Amber Theoharis
  • Analysts: Willie McGinest, Nate Burleson and Kurt Warner

Wednesday, October 22

  • Hosts: Dan Hellie & Amber Theoharis
    Analysts: Willie McGinest, Heath Evans

Thursday, October 23 – After Chargers-Broncos

  • Hosts: Dan Hellie & Amber Theoharis
  • Analysts: Willie McGinest, Heath Evans
  • Guests: Green Bay Packers wide receiver Jordy Nelson

Friday, October 24

  • Hosts: Scott Hanson & Amber Theoharis
  • Analysts: Willie McGinest, Daniel Jeremiah
  • Guests: Baltimore Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco

Saturday, October 25

  • Hosts: Scott Hanson
  • Analysts: Jamie Dukes, Heath Evans, Daniel Jeremiah

Playbook – Friday at 4:00 PM ET; Playbook Primetime – Friday at 8:00 PM ET

See the game the way the pros do each week with two editions of the show Playbook, the ultimate X’s and O’s football show on television.

Playbook airs every Friday at 4:00 PM ET with former players Sterling Sharpe and Shaun O’Hara, and former Super Bowl-winning head coach Brian Billick bringing the viewers the inside information for every game each week. With the help of “All-22” footage – the same film used by NFL teams each week – Playbook breaks down all of the games and tells you who will win on Sunday. The one-hour show also recaps the previous night’s Thursday Night Football matchup.

At 8:00 PM ET, Sharpe, O’Hara and Billick return for Playbook Primetime, which breaks down the week’s biggest games and explains which teams will win and why.

 

Inside the NFL – Wednesday at 9:00 PM ET

Showtime’s popular show, Inside the NFL, comes to NFL Network for the first time. Each week’s episode will re-air on NFL Network Wednesday at 9:00 PM ET following its original airing on Showtime.

Host Greg Gumbel is joined by analysts Phil Simms, Boomer Esiason, former Pro Bowl safety Ed Reed and current Chicago Bears wide receiver Brandon Marshall cover every game, every week, with trademark highlights from NFL Films, special, in-depth features and spirited debate on the hottest topics in the league.

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NFL Editorial Content – Daily on NFL.com

  • Michael Silver

o    To read his columns: http://on.nfl.com/1lwmZ3q

  • Judy Battista

o   To read her other columns: http://on.nfl.com/17S17El

  • Elliot Harrison’s Weekly Power Rankings

o   Every Tuesday, Elliott Harrison ranks NFL teams from No. 1 through No. 32 in his weekly power rankings. His power rankings will be a staple on NFL Network and NFL Digital Media’s programming throughout the week.

o   To view the weekly power rankings: http://on.nfl.com/17CaPue

  • NFL.com’s Around the NFL Blog

o    Get the latest news & information from around the league with NFL.com’s Around the NFL blog

o    Follow on Twitter: @AroundTheNFL

  • NFL.com’s College Football 24/7

o    Get all of the news and analysis from around college football with NFL.com’s College Football 24/7

o    Follow on Twitter: @NFL_CFB

Catch all of NFL Media’s writers work here:  http://www.nfl.com/news

Back to Top

NFL.com Presents Six Weekly Podcasts

  • Dave Dameshek Football Program – St. Louis Rams linebacker James Laurinaitis and Dallas Cowboys tight end Gavin Escobar
  • Around the NFL
  • The Coaches Show
  • College Football 24/7 – West Virginia head coach Dana Holgorsen
  • NFL Fantasy Live
  • Move The Sticks – Jacksonville Jaguars general manager David Caldwell

To listen to all six of NFL.com’s podcasts, visit:

http://www.nfl.com/podcast

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NFL Network Programming Schedule 

Day-by-Day Programming Schedule:

To view the entire NFL Network programming schedule, please visit: http://www.nfl.com/nflnetwork/networkschedule

NFL Mobile from Verizon

With NFL Mobile, stream more live games than ever before. Get Thursday, Sunday & Monday Night primetime NFL games and for the first time, local Sunday afternoon games live on your smartphone. Plus, stream NFL Network 24/7 and NFL RedZone every Sunday live, exclusively from Verizon.

NFL Mobile is available to Verizon Wireless customers with a premium subscription for $5/month. Verizon customers can access live games and NFL Network included with the MORE Everything Plan. NFL Redzone is not included with the More Everything Plan, but can be purchased through NFL Mobile for $1.99/mo. For more information about NFL Mobile from Verizon, visit www.verizonwireless.com/insiders-guide/inside/nfl. Data usage applies for app download use & blackout rules apply.

NFL Network Live Streaming

Watch NFL Network anytime, anywhere at NFL.com/Watch.  Live streaming is accessible on PCs, tablets and Xbox for authenticated NFL Network subscribers via AT&T U-verse, Charter, Cox, DirecTV, Dish, Optimum, Verizon FiOS and many more distributors.  In addition, Verizon Wireless customers can access live streaming on smartphones via NFL Mobile.  Learn more by going to www.NFL.com/watch

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Preview of Week 7 Editions of NFL Network’s ‘NFL GameDay First’ & ‘NFL GameDay Morning’

NFL-GameDayMorning‘NFL GameDay Morning’ Sunday at 9:00 AM ET

Brett Favre with Steve Mariucci

Cowboys TE Jason Witten with Michael Irvin

‘NFL GameDay First’ Airs Sunday at 7:00 AM ET

Sunday is ‘GameDay’ and every week NFL Network provides more than 15 hours of live coverage, beginning at 7:00 AM ET with NFL GameDay First. NFL Network’s coverage continues at 9:00 AM ET with NFL GameDay Morning leading viewers into the early games. At 1:00 PM ET, NFL GameDay Live provides in-progress highlights and analysis of the day’s games, and at 7:30 PM ET, NFL GameDay Highlights recaps the entire afternoon. At 11:30 PM ET, NFL GameDay Final provides complete analysis on the entire football Sunday.

This week on NFL GameDay First

Host: Melissa Stark

Co-host/Analyst: Sterling Sharpe

Analysts: Shaun O’Hara & Michael Robinson

Featured this week on NFL GameDay First:

  • NFL GameDay Morning’s Steve Mariucci joins NFL GameDay First from Brett Favre’s house to discuss if this is the week Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning breaks Favre’s all-time passing touchdown record
  • Sterling Sharpe – the recipient of Brett Favre’s first career touchdown – explains when he knew Favre was destined for greatness, and how Peyton Manning’s career parallels that of Favre’s
  • After a Week 6 loss to the Dallas Cowboys, Michael Robinson breaks down the status of his former team, the Seattle Seahawks. Is it time to panic in Seattle?
  • Shaun O’Hara takes to social media to find out the more impressive unit in Dallas this season: the offense or the defense?
  • NFL Media’s Michael Silver’s all-access feature with quarterback Andy Dalton and the Cincinnati Bengals
  • Live reports from Jeff Darlington for Bengals-Colts, Alex Flanagan for Panthers-Packers, Albert Breer for Saints-Lions and Steve Wyche for Seahawks-Rams
  • NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport provides the latest news from around the league
  • Picks for every game on Sunday

This week on NFL GameDay Morning

Host: Rich Eisen

Analysts: Steve Mariucci, Marshall Faulk, Kurt Warner, Warren Sapp, Michael Irvin & Terrell Davis

NFL Media Insider: Ian Rapoport

Featured this week on NFL GameDay Morning:

  • Steve Mariucci joins Brett Favre at Favre’s home in Mississippi to discuss the following topics
    • Brett Favre’s thoughts on Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning approaching his all-time passing touchdown record
    • Tom Brady, Drew Brees and Peyton Manning are all approaching the age of 40 – how much longer can they play at a high level and any advice for them?
    • Thoughts on being inducted into the Green Bay Packers Hall of Fame next year, and thoughts on the current season for the Packers
    • Who is the best young quarterback in the game today?
    • Thoughts on the Dallas Cowboys’ 5-1 record and quarterback Tony Romo
  • NFL Network analyst and former Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Michael Irvin sits down with Cowboys tight end Jason Witten for an interview
  • Warren Sapp explains why the Dallas Cowboys defense is dominating
  • Are the 5-1 Dallas Cowboys the best team in the NFL?
  • Terrell Davis joins NFL GameDay Morning in-studio to discuss Dallas Cowboys running back DeMarco Murray’s quest for 2,000 yards and his edition of A Football Life airing Friday, October 24
  • Marshall Plan Marshall Faulk analyzes why Dallas Cowboys running back DeMarco Murray is excelling
  • What are the biggest concerns for the defending Super Bowl-champion Seattle Seahawks?
  • Warner’s Corner Kurt Warner breaks down the play of Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers
  • NFL Media’s Michael Silver was granted unique access in meetings and the film room with Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton and offensive coordinator Hue Jackson
  • NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport has the latest news from around the NFL
  • Week 7 Bold Predictions & picks for every game on Sunday
  • Live reports
    • Albert Breer from Detroit for Saints-Lions
    • Stacey Dales from Chicago for Dolphins-Bears
    • Jeff Darlington from Indianapolis for Bengals-Colts
    • Alex Flanagan from Green Bay for Panthers-Packers
    • Kim Jones from Dallas for Giants-Cowboys
    • Steve Wyche from St. Louis for Seahawks-Rams

NFL GameDay Live, NFL GameDay Highlights and NFL GameDay Final Conclude Sunday Coverage

At 1:00 PM ET, NFL GameDay Live provides in-progress highlights and analysis, as well as live fantasy football updates for all of the 1:00 and 4:00 PM ET games. Hosts Kevin Frazier and Dan Hellie are joined by analysts LaDainian Tomlinson, Heath Evans, Brian Billick and Daniel Jeremiah providing 6.5 hours of coverage.

At 7:30 PM ET, Chris Rose hosts NFL GameDay Highlights, along with Tomlinson, Hall of Famer Deion Sanders and Steve Mariucci.

At 11:30 PM ET, Rose and analysts Sanders, Marshall Faulk and Michael Irvin recap all of the day’s action on NFL GameDay Final with game highlights, player and coach press conferences, post-game interviews and analysis of every game.

ABOUT NFL NETWORK

Seven days a week, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, fans turn to NFL Network to receive information and insight straight from the field, team headquarters, league offices and everywhere the NFL is making news. Launched in 2003, NFL Network gives fans unprecedented year-round inside access to all NFL events, including the Super Bowl, Playoffs, regular season, preseason, Pro Bowl, Pro Football Hall of Fame induction weekend, NFL Draft, NFL Scouting Combine, Senior Bowl, league meetings, minicamps and training camps.

Currently in more than 72 million homes, NFL Network has carriage agreements with each of the country’s largest television providers including Comcast, DirecTV, DISH Network, Cablevision, Cox, Charter, Time Warner Cable, Verizon FiOS and AT&T U-Verse.

For fans on the go, all NFL Network programming can also be streamed live on the NFL Mobile from Verizon app (NFL.com/mobile), the NFL app delivered on XBOX from Microsoft, and through Watch NFL Network (NFL.com/watch), with participating cable and satellite providers. For more information, log on to NFL.com/nflnetwork.  NFL.com is the exclusive internet home of NFL Network.

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CBS & NFL Network’s ‘NFL Thursday Night Kickoff’ Notes & Quotes — New York Jets vs. New England Patriots

Thursday_Night_Football_logo-cbs-nflNFL Thursday Night Kickoff aired from inside Gillette Stadium tonight at 7:30 PM ET on CBS and NFL Network, with host James Brown and analysts Bill Cowher and Deion Sanders providing pregame analysis leading up to Jets-Patriots on Thursday Night Football.

NFL Thursday Night Kickoff Quotes:

“He is their Tom Brady on that side of the ball. He’s the leader and he calls the signals. He puts people in the best possible position to make plays. You don’t replace a Jerod Mayo.” – Bill Cowher on the loss of New England Patriots linebacker Jerod Mayo for the season

“You play to your strengths: that’s your defensive front…Play to your strengths on offense: that’s your running backs. Keep it simple for Geno [Smith]. That’s his best chance at having success tonight: shorten this game.” – Bill Cowher on how the New York Jets have success tonight

“They need him to have a mistake-free football game tonight for them to have a chance to win this game.” – Bill Cowher on New York Jets quarterback Geno Smith

“Playing for Rex [Ryan], there’s just something special. There is something special about him; you’re drawn to him. He just understands his players. The first thing he said to me, ‘We don’t work for you and you don’t work for me – we work for each other.’ It’s been a brotherhood like that ever since for me. I love him. I love him to death. You want to play hard for a guy like that.” – New York Jets defensive end Sheldon Richardson on Jets head coach Rex Ryan

“He’s infectious. You want to win like he’s a brother, like he’s a father, like he’s a mentor.” – Deion Sanders on New York Jets head coach Rex Ryan

“This guy is once again one of the premier corners in the league…He is back.” – Deion Sanders on New England Patriots cornerback Darrelle Revis

“He’s too big for [defensive backs], he’s too fast for linebackers – he is a matchup nightmare for the defenses. There is no question they are better these last two weeks because Rob Gronkowski is healthier.” – Bill Cowher on New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski

With NFL Mobile, stream more live games than ever before. Get Thursday, Sunday & Monday Night primetime NFL games and for the first time, local Sunday afternoon games live on your smartphone. Plus, stream NFL Network 24/7 and NFL RedZone every Sunday live, exclusively from Verizon.

NFL Mobile is available to Verizon Wireless customers with a premium subscription for $5/month. Verizon customers can access live games and NFL Network included with the MORE Everything Plan. NFL Redzone is not included with the More Everything Plan, but can be purchased through NFL Mobile for $1.99/mo. For more information about NFL Mobile from Verizon, visit www.verizonwireless.com/insiders-guide/inside/nfl. Data usage applies for app download use & blackout rules apply.

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NFL Media Programming Notes: October 14 – 19

NFL_Network_2012_LogoNFL Network Shows and Scheduled Guests

For a full description of each show, please click the show’s link

  • Thursday Night Football – Jets vs Patriots at 8:25 PM ET

SHOW HIGHLIGHT: NFL Total Access Kickoff at 6:00 PM ET on NFL Network; NFL Thursday Night Kickoff at 7:30 PM ET on CBS & NFL Network

  • Finding GiantsTONIGHT at 9:00 PM ET
  • Doug Flutie: A Football Life – Premieres Friday, October 17 at 9:00 PM ET
  • NFL Now
  • NFL GameDay Sunday Programming – Starting at 7:00 AM ET

SHOW HIGHLIGHT: Quarterback Brett Favre on NFL GameDay Morning at 9:00 AM ET

  • Week 6 NFL Replay & Sound FX

SHOW HIGHLIGHT: Arizona Cardinals head coach Bruce Arians, Seattle Seahawks safety Earl Thomas, Philadelphia Eagles head coach Chip Kelly and quarterback Nick Foles on Sound FX Friday, October 17 at 10:00 PM ET 

  • NFL AM

SHOW HIGHLIGHT: Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Nick Foles and Indianapolis Colts punter Pat McAfee on Wednesday, October 15; Former Pro Bowl defensive lineman Joe Ehrmann on Thursday, October 16

  • NFL Game Rewind
  • The Aftermath
  • NFL Fantasy Live
  • Around the NFL
  • NFL Total Access

SHOW HIGHLIGHT: ‘Friday Night Spotlight’ – Detroit Lions quarterback Matt Stafford           

  • Playbook & Playbook Primetime
  • Inside the NFL
  • NFL Network’s Day-by-Day Programming
  • NFL.com Content
  • NFL.com Editorial Content
  • NFL.com Podcast Central

SHOW HIGHLIGHT: Green Bay Packers running back Eddie Lacy on the Dave Dameshek Football Program; Oklahoma Sooners head coach Bob Stoops on the College Football 24/7 Podcast

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Thursday Night Football – Jets vs. Patriots at 8:25 PM ET on CBS & NFL Network

Thursday Night Football on CBS and NFL Network kicks off Thursday, October 9 at 8:25 PM ET when quarterback Tom Brady and the New England Patriots host quarterback Geno Smith and the New York Jets. Play-by-play announcer Jim Nantz and analyst Phil Simms have the call, with Tracy Wolfson providing reports from the sideline.

Coverage begins at 6:00 PM ET with NFL Total Access Kickoff on NFL Network. Host Rich Eisen and analysts Marshall Faulk, Willie McGinest and Steve Mariucci are live outside Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, Massachusetts to provide analysis of Jets-Patriots and highlight the atmosphere and festivities outside the stadium.

At 7:30 PM ET on NFL Network and CBS, James Brown, Deion Sanders and Bill Cowher host NFL Thursday Night Kickoff from inside the stadium. Eisen, McGinest, Faulk and Mariucci will also appear on the show.

During halftime, Brown, Sanders and Cowher host the Lexus Halftime Show on CBS, providing first half highlights and analysis. Following the game, Eisen, McGinest, Faulk, Mariucci and Sanders host the Mazda Postgame Show, which features complete game highlights and analysis, as well as on-set interviews with players from the winning team.

Finding Giants

Before an NFL team can achieve success on the field, it is up to the hard work of the team’s scouts to scour the country to find the future players of the organization. For the first time ever, NFL Network – in association with NFL Films and Moondog Films – provides a behind-the-scenes look into the lives of professional scouts and follows the long process of what it takes to build a championship team.

NFL Network presents Finding Giants, a four-part series airing each Tuesday through October 21. All four episodes provide an intimate look into the New York Giants organization, one of the most successful NFL franchises with eight championship titles, including four Super Bowls. Each week on NFL Network, a first look of the new episode will air following the Thursday Night Football game. Digitally, Finding Giants will be made available on NFL Now through the service’s premium tier, NFL Now Plus. ($1.99 per month)

On NFL Now Plus, the full six-episode, “director’s cut” edition of Finding Giants will be available. NFL Now is the League’s next-generation video service and provides fans access to the largest digital library of NFL video anywhere accessible through apps and browsers across an array of Internet-connected devices. Offered for free with a premium tier, NFL Now allows fans to customize their own video stream of short-form videos and highlights from NFL Media and all 32 NFL clubs.

Finding Giants offers an in-depth look at scouting and team building in today’s NFL and shows what it takes to find and draft the best players to fit an organization. Finding Giants will also give fans a unique look at the personal side of working in the NFL as scouts and their wives balance life on the road with family life at home.

Additionally, Finding Giants will show footage inside the Giants’ draft war room during the 2014 NFL Draft, in which the Giants selected such players as Odell Beckham, Jr., Weston Richburg and Andre Williams.

To view the trailer for Finding Giants, visit:

http://on.nfl.com/1uzEjW6

Doug Flutie: A Football Life – Friday, October 17 at 9:00 PM ET

Former National Football League and Canadian Football League quarterback Doug Flutie is still regarded as one of the most beloved quarterbacks in football history. The Heisman Trophy-winner first entered the spotlight when he completed a “Hail Mary” touchdown pass in a game against the University of Miami in 1984 – considered one of the greatest moments in college football history. While people doubted his success as a professional quarterback due to his height, Flutie had a successful 21-year career and was inducted to both the College Football Hall of Fame (2007) and Canadian Football Hall of Fame (2008).

NFL Network’s series A Football Life continues Friday, October 17 at 9:00 PM ET with a profile of Flutie. The one-hour, NFL Films-produced documentary focuses on Flutie’s football career, beginning in high school, through his time at Boston College and ending with his professional career in both the NFL and CFL. The show focuses on Flutie’s constant adversity due to his small stature and how he was able to overcome his height to be regarded as one of the best quarterbacks of his generation.

Doug Flutie: A Football Life features interviews with Flutie, his wife Laurie Flutie, his brothers Bill and Darren, his former Boston College quarterback coach Tom Coughlin, former Chicago Bears head coach Mike Ditka, former San Diego Chargers teammate Drew Brees and more.

Following the premiere of Doug Flutie: A Football Life on NFL Network, the episode – along with the entire A Football Life series – will be available on NFL Now, the League’s next-generation video service. Providing fans access to the largest digital library of NFL video anywhere, NFL Now dynamically personalizes each fan’s viewing experience, allowing them to follow their favorite NFL teams and players. Visit NFL.com/now for more information.

Every episode of A Football Life – as well as all NFL Network programming – is streamed live on NFL Mobile from Verizon, 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Among the topics discussed in Doug Flutie: A Football Life are:

  • Flutie’s high school career playing quarterback with his brother Bill Flutie as his wide receiver
  • His college recruitment process, and how Boston College was the only Division I school to offer him an athletic scholarship
  • Flutie’s climb to first-string and success as quarterback at Boston College, specifically the famous “Hail Mary” pass during the University of Miami game
  • His successful professional career in the NFL, CFL and USFL
  • How he still maintains an active lifestyle by playing in a baseball league, surfing and playing the drums in a band with his two brothers

Emmy-nominated actor Josh Charles narrates.

This season, A Football Life airs Friday at 9:00 PM ET on NFL Network. Below is the broadcast schedule for the October and November episodes:

  • October 24 – Terrell Davis
  • October 31 – Ricky Williams
  • November 7 – Earl Campbell
  • November 14 – Csonka, Kiick & Morris
  • November 21 – Lyle Alzado
  • November 28 – Dick Butkus & Gale Sayers

NFL Now

NFL Now is the League’s next-generation video service, providing fans access to the largest digital library of NFL video anywhere, accessible through apps and browsers across an array of Internet-connected devices. Offered for free with a premium tier, NFL Now allows fans to customize their own video stream of short-form videos and highlights from NFL Media and all 32 NFL clubs.

The NFL…Personalized: Fans can select their favorite NFL teams and players and upload their NFL.com Fantasy roster, and NFL Now dynamically personalizes each fan’s viewing experience. The customization grows over time, as the content engine learns each fan’s preferences and fine tunes the video stream, to the point where no two registered fans will have the same experience on NFL Now.

Provided below is a weekly schedule of NFL Now content:

  • Live streaming of NFL Fantasy Live on NFL Now

o   Monday – Friday at 4:00 PM ET,

o   Sunday at 5:30 – 7:00 AM ET

  • Live streaming events and select news conferences
  • Michael Fabiano personalized fantasy analysis
  • Daily, personalized NFL analysis from Brian Billick, Charles Davis, Daniel Jeremiah, Brian Baldinger, Bucky Brooks and others
  • Instant in-game highlights for every game as wells as a personalized highlight Game Center for NFL.com fantasy leagues
  • In-depth analysis for all 32 teams every day
  • 1,200 new NFL Club-produced segments available per week
  • Over 1,000 NFL Films titles available on NFL Now Plus

 

NFL GameDay on NFL Network – Sunday Starting at 7:00 AM ET

NFL Network’s ‘GameDay’ coverage kicks off Sunday, October 19, providing more than 15 hours of live programming every Sunday during the regular season.

Start each Sunday with NFL GameDay First at 7:00 AM ET, the first NFL pregame show on television. Host Melissa Stark and analysts Sterling Sharpe, Shaun O’Hara and Michael Robinson provide the first analysis and news reports of the day’s games.

NFL GameDay Morning, the most comprehensive pregame show on television, airs at 9:00 AM ET and takes viewers right up to kickoff. Host Rich Eisen and analysts Steve Mariucci and Kurt Warner are joined by Hall of Famers in Marshall Faulk, Michael Irvin and Warren Sapp to discuss the upcoming games four hours prior to kickoff. NFL Network reporters stationed around the league provide up-to-the-minute reports and interviews from the game sites, while NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport offers the latest on what is making news around the league. Additionally, Michael Silver, Andrea Kremer, Mark Kriegel and Steve Cyphers provide in-depth feature stories each week.

This week on NFL GameDay Morning, quarterback Brett Favre joins to discuss Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning approaching his passing touchdown record.

At 1:00 PM ET, NFL GameDay Live is the only show that delivers in-progress highlights of all of the 1:00 and 4:00 PM ET games, as well as live fantasy updates and reports, live press conferences and 1-on-1 interviews, and live reports from game sites. Kevin Frazier and Dan Hellie host, and are joined by analysts Heath Evans, Brian Billick, LaDainian Tomlinson and Daniel Jeremiah.

At 7:30 PM ET, host Chris Rose and analysts Deion Sanders, LaDainian Tomlinson and Steve Mariucci recap the day’s action thus far with highlights, postgame press conferences and commentary on NFL GameDay Highlights, leading up to kickoff of the Sunday night matchup.

NFL GameDay Final provides the final word on Sunday’s games at 11:30 PM ET with host Chris Rose and analysts Deion Sanders, Marshall Faulk and Michael Irvin. With postgame press conferences, game highlights, player and coach interviews, expert analysis, a preview of Monday’s game and more, NFL GameDay Final provides everything viewers need to know about the week in the NFL.

Week 6 NFL Replay & Sound FX

NFL Replay offers an exclusive look at the previous week’s games in a condensed, high-octane format. With the use of bonus NFL Films and NFL Network footage, including never-before-seen camera angles and coaches’ commentary, combined with exclusive wired sound from the field, locker rooms and sidelines, viewers will experience the game like never before.

Sound FX offers a compilation of the best on-field sights and sounds from around the NFL each week.

Week 6 NFL Replay & Sound FX schedule:

Wednesday

  • 8:00 PM ET – NFL Replay: Dallas Cowboys vs. Seattle Seahawks

Friday

  • 10:00 PM ET – Sound FX: Arizona Cardinals head coach Bruce Arians, Seattle Seahawks safety Earl Thomas, Philadelphia Eagles head coach Chip Kelly and quarterback Nick Foles

 

NFL AM – Daily Episodes at 6:00 AM ET; Re-Aires at 10:00 AM ET

Start the day off with the NFL. NFL AM airs Monday – Friday at 6:00 AM ET offering analysis, reports from correspondents in several NFL cities, interviews with players and coaches, and game highlights. A two-hour edition of NFL AM airs Monday – Friday starting at 10:00 AM ET.

Hosts Rhett Lewis and Erin Coscarelli are joined by analysts Eric Davis and LaVar Arrington each morning, setting the football conversation for the day.

The following guest will join the show this week:

  • Wednesday Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Nick Foles and Indianapolis Colts punter Pat McAfee
  • Thursday Former Pro Bowl defensive end Joe Ehrmann

NFL Game Rewind

Re-live every week one game with Game Rewind – a condensed 30-minute edition of each game. Game Rewind airs on Monday from 12 Noon – 3:00 PM ET & 8:30 – 11:30 PM ET, and on Tuesday from 12 Noon – 2:00 PM ET.

The Aftermath – Mondays at 3:00 PM ET

Every Monday at 3:00 PM ET, get up to speed on everything that happened in the NFL with highlights, news, information and analysis on The Aftermath. Host Rhett Lewis and analysts Brian Baldinger, Steve Wyche and Nate Burleson look back at all of Sunday’s games, along with player and coach press conferences.

NFL Fantasy Live – Daily Episodes at 4:00 PM ET on NFL.com/NFL Now/NFL Mobile & 5:00 PM ET on NFL Network

NFL Fantasy Live, the premier show for fantasy football players, has returned with daily episodes for the entire 2014 NFL Season.

Continuing throughout the NFL season, the one-hour show airs Monday through Friday. Catch it first on NFL.com, NFL Now and NFL Mobile at 4:00 PM ET and then on NFL Network at 5:00 PM ET.

Additionally, each Sunday at 11:30 AM ET, NFL Fantasy Live airs on NFL.com, NFL Now, NFL Mobile and the NFL RedZone channel.

This Thursday, NFL Fantasy Live airs at the special times of 4:00 PM ET on NFL Network and 5:30 PM ET on NFL.com, NFL Now and NFL Mobile.

Fantasy Experts:

o   Michael Fabiano

o   Adam Rank

o   Matt “Money” Smith

o   Akbar Gbajabiamila

o   Elliot Harrison

o   Marcas Grant

o   Molly Qerim

o   James Koh

Additionally, catch the NFL Fantasy Live podcast: http://www.nfl.com/podcast/nflfantasy-podcast

Returning this year is NFL Fantasy’s Fantasy Genius – the collaborative community for shared fantasy football information.

Around the NFL – Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday & Friday at 6:00 PM ET; Thursday at 2:00 PM ET

Around the NFL provides all of the latest news and information surrounding the National Football League Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday at 6:00 PM ET, and Thursday at 2:00 PM ET on NFL Network.

Hosts Andrew Siciliano and Lindsay Rhodes are joined each day by a rotating roster of NFL Network analysts including Kurt Warner, Steve Mariucci, Brian Baldinger, Solomon Wilcots, Jamie Dukes and Charley Casserly.

In addition to the NFL Network analysts & NFL players joining Around the NFL, team beat writers from around the league join the show on a regular basis to provide their unique perspective.

NFL Total Access – Monday-Saturday at 7:00 PM ET; Thursday Following Thursday Night Football

NFL Total Access returns to the time of 7:00 PM ET Monday – Saturday on NFL Network (airs on Thursday following Thursday Night Football).

Hosts Dan Hellie and Amber Theoharis anchor the NFL’s show of record each night and are joined by NFL Network analysts Willie McGinest, Heath Evans, Nate Burleson, Michael Robinson, Warren Sapp, LaDainian Tomlinson, Steve Mariucci, Brian Billick, Daniel Jeremiah, Brian Baldinger and Shawne Merriman.

Tuesday, October 14

  • Hosts: Dan Hellie & Amber Theoharis
  • Analysts: Willie McGinest, Nate Burleson

 Wednesday, October 15

  • Hosts: Dan Hellie & Amber Theoharis
  • Analysts: Heath Evans, Michael Robinson

Thursday, October 16 – After Jets-Patriots

  • Hosts: Dan Hellie & Amber Theoharis
  • Analysts: Heath Evans, Michael Robinson

Friday, October 17

  • Hosts: Dan Hellie
  • Analysts: Heath Evans, Daniel Jeremiah
  • Guests: Detroit Lions quarterback Matt Stafford

Saturday, October 18

  • Hosts: Scott Hanson
  • Analysts: Jamie Dukes, Heath Evans, Daniel Jeremiah & Marshall Faulk

Playbook – Friday at 4:00 PM ET; Playbook Primetime – Friday at 8:00 PM ET

See the game the way the pros do each week with two editions of the show Playbook, the ultimate X’s and O’s football show on television.

Playbook airs every Friday at 4:00 PM ET with former players Sterling Sharpe and Shaun O’Hara, and former Super Bowl-winning head coach Brian Billick bringing the viewers the inside information for every game each week. With the help of “All-22” footage – the same film used by NFL teams each week – Playbook breaks down all of the games and tells you who will win on Sunday. The one-hour show also recaps the previous night’s Thursday Night Football matchup.

At 8:00 PM ET, Sharpe, O’Hara and Billick return for Playbook Primetime, which breaks down the week’s biggest games and explains which teams will win and why.

Inside the NFL – Wednesday at 9:00 PM ET

Showtime’s popular show, Inside the NFL, comes to NFL Network for the first time. Each week’s episode will re-air on NFL Network Wednesday at 9:00 PM ET following its original airing on Showtime.

Host Greg Gumbel is joined by analysts Phil Simms, Boomer Esiason, former Pro Bowl safety Ed Reed and current Chicago Bears wide receiver Brandon Marshall cover every game, every week, with trademark highlights from NFL Films, special, in-depth features and spirited debate on the hottest topics in the league.

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NFL Editorial Content – Daily on NFL.com

  • Michael Silver

o    To read his columns: http://on.nfl.com/1lwmZ3q

  • Judy Battista

o   To read her other columns: http://on.nfl.com/17S17El

  • Elliot Harrison’s Weekly Power Rankings

o   Every Tuesday, Elliott Harrison ranks NFL teams from No. 1 through No. 32 in his weekly power rankings. His power rankings will be a staple on NFL Network and NFL Digital Media’s programming throughout the week.

o   To view the weekly power rankings: http://on.nfl.com/17CaPue

  • NFL.com’s Around the NFL Blog

o    Get the latest news & information from around the league with NFL.com’s Around the NFL blog

o    Follow on Twitter: @AroundTheNFL

  • NFL.com’s College Football 24/7

o    Get all of the news and analysis from around college football with NFL.com’s College Football 24/7

o    Follow on Twitter: @NFL_CFB

Catch all of NFL Media’s writers work here:  http://www.nfl.com/news

 

NFL.com Presents Six Weekly Podcasts

  • Dave Dameshek Football Program – Green Bay Packers running back Eddie Lacy
  • Around the NFL
  • The Coaches Show
  • College Football 24/7 – Oklahoma Sooners head coach Bob Stoops
  • NFL Fantasy Live
  • Move The Sticks

To listen to all six of NFL.com’s podcasts, visit:

http://www.nfl.com/podcast

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NFL Network Programming Schedule 

Day-by-Day Programming Schedule:

To view the entire NFL Network programming schedule, please visit: http://www.nfl.com/nflnetwork/networkschedule

NFL Mobile from Verizon

With NFL Mobile, stream more live games than ever before. Get Thursday, Sunday & Monday Night primetime NFL games and for the first time, local Sunday afternoon games live on your smartphone. Plus, stream NFL Network 24/7 and NFL RedZone every Sunday live, exclusively from Verizon.

NFL Mobile is available to Verizon Wireless customers with a premium subscription for $5/month. Verizon customers can access live games and NFL Network included with the MORE Everything Plan. NFL Redzone is not included with the More Everything Plan, but can be purchased through NFL Mobile for $1.99/mo. For more information about NFL Mobile from Verizon, visit www.verizonwireless.com/insiders-guide/inside/nfl. Data usage applies for app download use & blackout rules apply.

NFL Network Live Streaming

Watch NFL Network anytime, anywhere at NFL.com/Watch.  Live streaming is accessible on PCs, tablets and Xbox for authenticated NFL Network subscribers via AT&T U-verse, Charter, Cox, DirecTV, Dish, Optimum, Verizon FiOS and many more distributors.  In addition, Verizon Wireless customers can access live streaming on smartphones via NFL Mobile.  Learn more by going to www.NFL.com/watch

Heisman Trophy-Winning Quarterback Doug Flutie Featured on ‘A Football Life’

NFL_Network_2012_Logo‘Doug Flutie: A Football Life’ Premieres Friday, October 17 at 9:00 PM ET on NFL Network

“Doug turns his weakness into his strength. Being short made him great. It made him bigger than everyone else in a way.” – Ian Thomsen

“When you are 6’4 you have to prove that you can’t play. When you are 5’10 you have to prove that you can play.” – Laurie Flutie

Former National Football League and Canadian Football League quarterback Doug Flutie is still regarded as one of the most beloved quarterbacks in football history. The Heisman Trophy-winner first entered the spotlight when he completed a “Hail Mary” touchdown pass in a game against the University of Miami in 1984 – considered one of the greatest moments in college football history. While people doubted his success as a professional quarterback due to his height, Flutie had a successful 21-year career and was inducted to both the College Football Hall of Fame (2007) and Canadian Football Hall of Fame (2008).

NFL Network’s series A Football Life continues Friday, October 17 at 9:00 PM ET with a profile of Flutie. The one-hour, NFL Films-produced documentary focuses on Flutie’s football career, beginning in high school, through his time at Boston College and ending with his professional career in both the NFL and CFL. The show focuses on Flutie’s constant adversity due to his small stature and how he was able to overcome his height to be regarded as one of the best quarterbacks of his generation.

Doug Flutie: A Football Life features interviews with Flutie, his wife Laurie Flutie, his brothers Bill and Darren, his former Boston College quarterback coach Tom Coughlin, former Chicago Bears head coach Mike Ditka, former San Diego Chargers teammate Drew Brees and more.

Following the premiere of Doug Flutie: A Football Life on NFL Network, the episode – along with the entire A Football Life series – will be available on NFL Now, the League’s next-generation video service. Providing fans access to the largest digital library of NFL video anywhere, NFL Now dynamically personalizes each fan’s viewing experience, allowing them to follow their favorite NFL teams and players. Visit NFL.com/now for more information.

Every episode of A Football Life – as well as all NFL Network programming – is streamed live on NFL Mobile from Verizon, 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Among the topics discussed in Doug Flutie: A Football Life are:

  • Flutie’s high school career playing quarterback with his brother Bill Flutie as his wide receiver
  • His college recruitment process, and how Boston College was the only Division I school to offer him an athletic scholarship
  • Flutie’s climb to first-string and success as quarterback at Boston College, specifically the famous “Hail Mary” pass during the University of Miami game
  • His successful professional career in the NFL, CFL and USFL
  • How he still maintains an active lifestyle by playing in a baseball league, surfing and playing the drums in a band with his two brothers

Emmy-nominated actor Josh Charles narrates.

Doug Flutie: A Football Life includes interviews with the following people and more:

Doug Flutie

Tom Lamb – Doug’s high school coach

Bill Flutie – Doug’s brother

Darren Flutie – Doug’s brother, British Columbia teammate

Laurie Flutie – Doug’s wife

Barry Gallup – Former Boston College assistant coach

Steve DeOssie – Boston College teammate

Tom Coughlin – Former Boston College quarterback coach

Ian Thomsen – Author of Flutie!

Gerard Phelan – Boston College teammate

Mike Ditka – Former Bears head coach

Irving Fryar – Patriots teammate

Dave Sapunjis – Calgary teammate

Larry Ryckman – Former Calgary owner

John Hufnagel – Former Calgary offensive coordinator

Michael Clemons – Toronto teammate

Paul Masotti – Toronto teammate

Vic Carucci – Buffalo News

A.J. Smith – Former Bills director of pro personnel

Wade Phillips – Former Bills head coach

Drew Brees – Chargers teammate

Provided below are some select quotes from Doug Flutie: A Football Life:

“I was very close to playing at an Ivy League School. The Division I schools, when a coach would come visit all he would talk about was my size.”Doug Flutie on being recruited by colleges

“Doug was an afterthought to the offense and I have no doubt that he had a chip on his shoulder because a lot of people didn’t believe in him.”Steve DeOssie on Flutie’s early days at Boston College

“All of those guys who told me that I was too short and how complicated the game was, it is not that complicated. It is the same game I have always played.”Doug Flutie

“There’s not a lot of people out there who could tell you all of Doug’s numbers, but they could certainly tell you about his big plays. He’s a guy who just found a way to make things happen in any number of different ways.”Steve DeOssie on Flutie’s legacy

“A lot of guys got aggravated with me when I brought Doug to Chicago. I brought him here because he gave us a better chance to win.”Mike Ditka on bringing Flutie to Chicago

“What Doug did in these games is probably the best football that has ever been played. I know that is a really bold thing to say, but Doug would do things that you don’t see anymore.”Larry Ryckman on Flutie’s CFL legacy

“To have six MVPs and then to add three Grey Cups, he has made his mark up here which will never diminish and to me, he is easily the best CFL player that has ever played.”Paul Masotti on Flutie’s CFL legacy

“When you are 6’4 you have to prove that you can’t play. When you are 5’10 you have to prove that you can play.”Laurie Flutie

“Doug turns his weakness into his strength. Being short made him great. It made him bigger than everyone else in a way.”Ian Thomsen

This season, A Football Life airs Friday at 9:00 PM ET on NFL Network. Below is the broadcast schedule for the remaining October and November episodes:

  • October 24 – Terrell Davis
  • October 31 – Ricky Williams
  • November 7 – Earl Campbell
  • November 14 – Csonka, Kiick & Morris
  • November 21 – Lyle Alzado
  • November 28 – Dick Butkus & Gale Sayers

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Quotes From Week 6 Editions of NFL Network’s ‘NFL GameDay First’ & ‘NFL GameDay Morning’

NFL_Network_2012_LogoQuick Quotes from NFL GameDay First & NFL GameDay Morning

“Yes. The results speak for themselves. It is a real lesson here: if you want to take some risks and suffer the consequences, then you can do a lot in this league.” – Jerry Jones on if the Herschel Walker trade is the smartest personnel decision he’s ever made

“If he’s released this year, I don’t know if Geno Smith gets another job in the National Football League.” – Michael Robinson on New York Jets quarterback Geno Smith

“Other than Mark Sanchez they’ve drafted all defensive players in the first round and offensive players in the second round. So you have a second-round offense taking the field every day, every week in the National Football League.” – Warren Sapp on the New York Jets

“I like what they did last week but I’m going to say I don’t believe we’re going to see that same team…I think you’re going to see a little more of the issues that we saw earlier in the year with the Patriots.” – Kurt Warner on the New England Patriots facing the Buffalo Bills

“He uses the nay-sayers and the negativity all week long better than any player in the NFL.” – Shaun O’Hara on New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady

“If you can couple a defense like this with Andrew Luck and that explosive offense, this may be a team that can push for a championship.” – Kurt Warner on the Indianapolis Colts

“Here is the word from Cowboys coaches to their players: that Richard Sherman is overrated.” – Ian Rapoport

“This is a career-defining win. Not only for the Dallas franchise based on what they’ve done since they went to the Super Bowl last, but for Tony Romo as well.” – Sterling Sharpe on the importance of a Dallas Cowboys win over the Seattle Seahawks

***For complete quotes from ‘NFL GameDay First’ & ‘NFL GameDay Morning,’ see below***

Quotes from NFL GameDay First

Every Sunday morning at 7:00 AM ET, NFL Network is first on the field with NFL GameDay First. Host Melissa Stark, co-host/analyst Sterling Sharpe, and analysts Shaun O’Hara and Michael Robinson provide the first analysis of the day’s games, while NFL Network reporters stationed across the league report from stadiums with the first on-location reports of the day.

“If he’s released this year, I don’t know if Geno Smith gets another job in the National Football League.” – Michael Robinson on why New York Jets quarterback Geno Smith needs to improve his play

“Geno Smith isn’t progressing like I think everybody thought he would…I watch him make two or three really bigtime throws and I think this guy has so much potential. But he just can’t develop that consistency.” – Kurt Warner on New York Jets quarterback Geno Smith

“Rex Ryan does have a lot of pressure. This is his team. This GM is not tied to Rex Ryan.” – Michael Robinson on how important it is for New York Jets head coach Rex Ryan to get the Jets back on track

“He’s been the most consistent Jet all season long. If it’s me, I don’t see why we can’t hand it to him 35, 45 times.” Sterling Sharpe on New York Jets running back Chris Ivory

“He uses the nay-sayers and the negativity all week long better than any player in the NFL.” – Shaun O’Hara on the improvement of New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady

“This is a career-defining win. Not only for the Dallas franchise based on what they’ve done since they went to the Super Bowl last, but for Tony Romo as well.” – Sterling Sharpe on why the Dallas Cowboys need win against the Seattle Seahawks

“Dez Bryant has the edge over Richard Sherman because Dez Bryant’s speed is greater than Richard Sherman’s speed. If he gets him one-on-one, that’s a mismatch in the Cowboys’ favor. DeSean Jackson showed us a little bit of what that speed can do to Richard Sherman last week in the Monday night game.” Shaun O’Hara on the matchup between Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Dez Bryant and Seattle Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman

“This defense runs through the defensive line and Bobby Wagner. His ability to diagnose plays one or two steps before other defenders diagnose them, that’s what gives him the upper hand all the time…Bobby Wagner will be a Pro-Bowl player this year. He is the force behind the Seattle defense.” – Michael Robinson on the crucial role linebacker Bobby Wagner plays for the Seattle Seahawks defense

NFL GameDay Morning Feature on 25th Anniversary of Herschel Walker Trade

In honor of the 25th anniversary of the trade which sent Pro Bowl running back Herschel Walker from the Dallas Cowboys to the Minnesota Vikings, NFL GameDay Morning revisited the monumental trade with interviews with Walker, Cowboys owner/president/general manager Jerry Jones and former Cowboys head coach Jimmy Johnson.

Provided below are quotes from Walker, Jones and Johnson discussing the trade:

Jerry Jones: “Herschel Walker was already legendary in my mind. He was almost God-like relative to his demeanor.”

Jimmy Johnson: “I’ll trade anybody if we have a chance to get better.”

Herschel Walker: “Jerry Jones and I were doing a radio show. Jerry Jones said, ‘Herschel, you’re going to be with the Cowboys the rest of your life.’ And the next day I got the word that I was traded to Minnesota.”

Jerry Jones: “There was criticism at the time. Who wanted to make a trade like that and then not make it work? I bet it put some more fire in Jimmy Johnson. I know it put fire in me.”

Herschel Walker: “That’d be tough [for the Cowboys to win the Super Bowls they did without making the trade]. You can have a great one player, a great two players but you need a team. Jimmy and Jerry went out and established a team of horses.”

To view NFL Media’s multiplatform feature on the Herschel Walker trade, visit:

NFL.com/thetrade

Preview of Mark Kriegel’s Interview with Dallas Cowboys Owner/President/General Manager Jerry Jones

NFL Media’s Mark Kriegel sat down with Dallas Cowboys owner, president and general manager Jerry Jones to revisit the Herschel Walker trade in 1989 for an interview that will air Monday, October 13 at 7:00 PM ET on NFL Total Access.

A preview of the interview aired on NFL GameDay Morning:

On if the Herschel Walker trade was the smartest personnel move he ever made:

“Yes. The results speak for themselves. It is a real lesson here: if you want to take some risks and suffer the consequences, then you can do a lot in this league.”

To view NFL Media’s multiplatform feature on the Herschel Walker trade, visit:

NFL.com/thetrade

Quotes from NFL GameDay Morning

NFL GameDay Morning is the most comprehensive pregame show on Sunday morning, airing at 9:00 AM ET for four hours on NFL Network and taking viewers straight up to kickoff. Host Rich Eisen joins analysts Steve Mariucci, Marshall Faulk, Kurt Warner, Warren Sapp and Michael Irvin to bring fans the latest news, injury reports, pregame analysis and game previews. Additionally, NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport provides the latest inside information from around the league.

“I like what they did last week but I’m going to say I don’t believe we’re going to see that same team. That front in Buffalo is going to get after Tom Brady with all of the issues they have up front and they’re going to affect him. They’re not going to allow him to just sit back there and throw to wide open guys. I think you’re going to see a little more of the issues that we saw earlier in the year with the Patriots.” – Kurt Warner on the New England Patriots facing the Buffalo Bills

“What the Legion of Boom does is they scare you into thinking that you can’t take shots down the field. They scare you into thinking I can’t move the ball, they’re going to get after me but I think that’s what you have to do. That’s how you have to attack them. You have to take your chances to hold the ball and push the ball down field and get big plays.” – Kurt Warner on facing the Seattle Seahawks defense

“[Antonio Brown] is playing some of the best wide receiver in the National Football League right now. He is doing some incredible things, making incredible plays keeping Pittsburgh in every game. He is a true four-down player.” – Michael Irvin on Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown

“To me, it’s not even about the numbers. This is about an eye test; it’s about watching this team play and I don’t believe they’re hitting on all cylinders anywhere close to where they were last year. Last year, it seemed when they got off the bus this team was scoring points; this team was completing everything, they could run the football – they could do whatever they wanted on the football field. I’m just not seeing it this year.” – Kurt Warner on the Denver Broncos this year compared to last season

“When you look at their draft picks, other than Mark Sanchez they’ve drafted all defensive players in the first round and offensive players in the second round. So you have a second-round offense taking the field every day, every week in the National Football League…From the top to the bottom, they’re picking the wrong players and they’re putting them in difficult positions.” – Warren Sapp on the New York Jets

“Cam Newton has unlimited potential. The sky is the limit, in my mind. He has rare talent.” – Steve Mariucci on Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton

“I worry about [Andy Dalton] in those big moments. I worry about how he handles under the lights. If there is one thing about Cam Newton, he may not be as consistent but he handles the big stage very, very well.” – Kurt Warner on Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton compared to Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton

“Jimmy [Johnson] had all of us on the block. They had a trade in the pocket: I was on my way to Atlanta at the time. [John Wooten] told coach Johnson just think about it, we’ll come back tomorrow and coach came back and said we’re good. I was that close to being gone at the time too.” – Michael Irvin on nearly being traded by the Dallas Cowboys

“If you can couple a defense like this with Andrew Luck and that explosive offense, this may be a team that can push for a championship. I didn’t think they were there because I thought they were more just offensive-oriented but I like what I’m seeing defensively.” – Kurt Warner on the Indianapolis Colts

NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport

On the current situation with the New York Jets:

“No one is happy with the Jets, but according to several sources in and around the situation I’ve spoken with, there is going to be no midseason firing of Rex Ryan or general manager John Idzik. What I am told is owner Woody Johnson will assess the situation in its entirety after the season. I’m told there is no litmus test as far as saying Rex needs to make the playoffs and then he’ll be able to keep his job even though his contract actually triggers with a playoff appearance because there is an acknowledgment in the organization that there is just not as much talent as they thought there would be, certainly not as much talent as they had last year. One thing to look at, last year the Jets didn’t fire Rex Ryan. There was a fear in the organization that they would fire him, someone else would hire him and all of a sudden start winning. That fear still exists.”

On New York Jets head coach Rex Ryan and general manager John Idzik:

“What I am told by sources in and around the situation, everything is on the table for both Rex Ryan and general manager John Idzik. For Ryan, from what I’m told this week, seems a little safer than I realized and maybe John Idzik a little more in danger than I realized. Here’s why: two big issues. One, the $20 million not spent in salary cap space. I’m told owner Woody Johnson said you could spend; it’s not like the owner is holding back the purse strings. Idzik just simply said there wasn’t a wise investment. The Jets do think this money will be spent eventually. The other big issue, this is a team in transition. They want to build for the long term, they want to build through the draft but Rex Ryan, he wants to win now which is why it’s kind of weird.”

On if the Dallas Cowboys’ 4-1 start has bought head coach Jason Garrett more time:

“It has not. Actually, I talked to Jerry Jones about this earlier in the week. I wondered if the Cowboys win here and made a big statement against Seattle, could they begin talks on a Jason Garrett contract extension since he is in the final year of his four-year deal? Jerry Jones told me no, there will be no extension talks until after the season. That is their policy and they are not deviating, so they’re really going to make Jason Garrett earn it.”

On the Dallas Cowboys facing the Seattle Seahawks:

“Here is the word from Cowboys coaches to their players: that Richard Sherman is overrated. That the rest of the secondary props him up and makes him play better than he actually is. That Sherman is protected by some of the best safeties in the game, including Earl Thomas. Cowboys coaches do think the Seahawks defense is the best in the NFL but as far as Sherman, they feel like they can attack.”

On if New Orleans Saints tight end Jimmy Graham will be able to play when they return from the bye:

“No. I’m told he will not. The initial word on Jimmy Graham’s shoulder sprain was that it was minor. Instead, I’m told Jimmy Graham will likely miss two or three weeks coming out of the bye. That means he’ll likely miss the Lions game, he’ll likely miss the Packers game. The Saints signed a tight end Tom Crabtree; obviously not a replacement for Jimmy Graham but he’s going to have to be.”

 

On NFL.com the following video clips from NFL GameDay First & NFL GameDay Morning are available for viewing:

- Week 6 Bold Predictions NFL GameDay Morning has Bold Predictions for Week 6:

http://www.nfl.com/videos/nfl-network-gameday/0ap3000000408985/Bold-Predictions-Offense-explosion-in-Bears-vs-Falcons-game

- Week 6 Sunday Statements – The NFL GameDay Morning crew deliver their Sunday Statements for Week 6:

http://www.nfl.com/videos/nfl-network-gameday/0ap3000000408963/Sunday-Statements-All-eyes-on-the-AFC-East

- Will Peyton Manning Break Brett Favre’s Touchdown Record? Kurt Warner joins Sterling Sharpe on NFL GameDay First to discuss Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning:

http://www.nfl.com/videos/nfl-network-gameday/0ap3000000408957/Will-Manning-break-Favre-s-TD-record

- Will Dez Bryant’s Speed be the X-Factor Against Richard Sherman – The NFL GameDay First crew breaks down the matchup between Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Dez Bryant and Seattle Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman:

http://www.nfl.com/videos/nfl-network-gameday/0ap3000000408964/Will-Bryant-s-speed-be-the-x-factor-against-Sherman

- How Should the Dallas Cowboys Attack the Seattle Seahawks’ Defense? NFL GameDay Morning explains how the Dallas Cowboys offense should attack the Seattle Seahawks’ defense:

http://www.nfl.com/videos/nfl-network-gameday/0ap3000000408982/How-should-Cowboys-attack-the-Seahawks-defense

- Who is Under More Pressure: Geno Smith or Rex Ryan? NFL GameDay First examines who is under more pressure, New York Jets quarterback Geno Smith or head coach Rex Ryan:

http://www.nfl.com/videos/nfl-network-gameday/0ap3000000408962/Under-more-pressure-Geno-or-Rex

- Does Joe Philbin Have the Upper Hand Against the Packers? NFL GameDay Morning discusses if Miami Dolphins head coach Joe Philbin has the upper hand against the Green Bay Packers, the team which he used to be the offensive coordinator for:

http://www.nfl.com/videos/nfl-network-gameday/0ap3000000408974/Does-Philbin-have-upper-hand-against-the-Packers

- U Know It Michael Irvin and Warren Sapp discuss some of the hottest topics, including if Devin Hester will return a touchdown against his former team, the Chicago Bears:

http://www.nfl.com/videos/nfl-network-gameday/0ap3000000408976/U-Know-It-Will-Hester-return-one-against-the-Bears

- Tom Brady Back to Form? – Is quarterback Tom Brady and New England Patriots back to form following their Week 5 victory over the Cincinnati Bengals? NFL GameDay Morning has the answer:

http://www.nfl.com/videos/nfl-network-gameday/0ap3000000408979/Brady-back-to-form

- Player’s Only: Advantage of Being the Underdog NFL GameDay Morning’s former players discuss the advantage of being the underdog:

http://www.nfl.com/videos/nfl-network-gameday/0ap3000000408983/Players-Only-Advantage-of-being-the-underdog

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