NFL Media Programming Notes: 9.30-10.5

NFL_Network_2012_LogoNFL Network Shows and Scheduled Guests

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

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

SHOW HIGHLIGHT: Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Dez Bryant, Chicago Bears wide receiver Alshon Jeffery, Pittsburgh Steelers defensive end Cam Heyward, San Diego Chargers head coach Mike McCoy and San Francisco 49ers safety Antoine Bethea on Sound FX Friday, October 3 at 10:00 PM ET 

SHOW HIGHLIGHT: Hall of Fame quarterback Warren Moon and Colts P Pat McAfee on Wednesday, October 1

SHOW HIGHLIGHT: Denver Broncos wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders

SHOW HIGHLIGHT: ‘Friday Night Spotlight’ – Last of the Undefeated: Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver AJ Green and Arizona Cardinals cornerback Patrick Peterson           

  • NFL.com Content

SHOW HIGHLIGHT: San Diego Chargers head coach Mike McCoy on The Coaches Show Podcast & Indianapolis Colts general manager Ryan Grigson on the Moving the Sticks Podcast

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

Thursday Night Football on CBS and NFL Network kicks off Thursday, October 2 at 8:25 PM ET when quarterback Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay Packers host quarterback Teddy Bridgewater and the Minnesota Vikings. 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 and Steve Mariucci are live outside Lambeau Field in Green Bay, Wisconsin to provide analysis of Vikings-Packers and highlight the atmosphere and festivities outside the stadium.

Provided below is a list of topics they will discuss:

  • A behind the scenes feature with Minnesota Vikings quarterback Teddy Bridgewater and his mother at Teddy’s first career NFL start and win
  • How the Green Bay Packers got their offense back on track
  • How rookie quarterback Teddy Bridgewater ignited the Minnesota Vikings offense
  • A closer look at Vikings triple threat Cordarrelle Patterson
  • Why Packers running back Eddie Lacy is off to a slow start and how he can turn it around
  • Are the 3-1 Dallas Cowboys for real?

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, Irvin, 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, Irvin, 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 – Premieres TONIGHT at 9:00 PM ET

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 premiering Tuesday, September 30 at 9:00 PM ET and 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, beginning Thursday, September 25 following the Giants-Redskins 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

Warren Moon: A Football Life – Friday at 9:00 PM ET

Warren Moon’s career is a living example of the adage great things come to those who wait. The Pro Football Hall of Fame quarterback was told he could not play the position by Arizona State, had to play at the junior college level before leading the University of Washington to a Rose Bowl victory, and had to play six seasons in the Canadian Football League before making it to the NFL.

NFL Network’s series A Football Life continues Friday, October 3 at 9:00 PM ET with a profile of Moon. The one-hour, NFL Films-produced documentary focuses on Moon’s football career, beginning in high school and all the way up to his current career as the radio analyst for the Seattle Seahawks.

Warren Moon: A Football Life features interviews with Moon, his former wife Felicia Moon, his children Jeffrey, Chelsea, Joshua and Blair, his former agent Leigh Steinberg, former teammates Cris Carter, Ernest Givins and Bruce Matthews, and more.

Following the premiere of Warren Moon: 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 Warren Moon: A Football Life are:

  • The passing of his father when he was seven years old and how the need to be the ‘man of the house’ shaped his persona and story
  • Having to enroll at West Los Angeles junior college after Arizona State took back their offer to him to play quarterback
  • Leading the University of Washington to a victory in the Rose Bowl
  • Signing to play with the Edmonton Eskimos six weeks before the NFL Draft and winning five championships in the CFL
  • Being coveted in free agency and signing the largest contract in NFL history at the time with the Houston Oilers
  • His relationship with Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Cris Carter

Emmy-nominated actor Josh Charles narrates.

Warren Moon: A Football Life includes interviews with the following people and more:

Warren Moon

Pat Moon – Warren’s mother

Kim Moon Odom – Warren’s sister

Felicia Moon – Former wife

Jeffrey, Chelsea, Joshua & Blair – Warren’s children

Cris Carter – Minnesota Vikings teammate

Jim Mora – Former University of Washington defensive coordinator

Michael Jackson – University of Washington teammate

Leigh Steinberg – Agent

Hugh Campbell – Former Edmonton Eskimos head coach

John McClain Houston Chronicle

Bruce Matthews – Houston Oilers teammate

Haywood Jeffires – Houston Oilers teammate

Ernest Givins – Houston Oilers teammate

Floyd Reese – Former Houston Oilers general manager

Brian Billick – Former Minnesota Vikings offensive coordinator

Lorenzo Romar – University of Washington men’s basketball coach

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 10 – Eric Dickerson
  • October 17 – Doug Flutie
  • 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 though 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, September 28, 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 4 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 4 NFL Replay & Sound FX schedule:

Wednesday

  • 8:00 PM ET – NFL Replay: Philadelphia Eagles vs. San Francisco 49ers

Friday

  • 10:00 PM ET – Sound FX: Wired sound Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Dez Bryant, Chicago Bears wide receiver Alshon Jeffery, Pittsburgh Steelers defensive end Cam Heyward, San Diego Chargers head coach Mike McCoy and San Francisco 49ers safety Antoine Bethea

 

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 – Hall of Fame quarterback Warren Moon and 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 on Sunday with highlights, news, information and analysis on The Aftermath. Host Scott Hanson and analyst Brian Baldinger 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 Friday, October 3, Denver Broncos wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders 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, Warren Sapp, LaDainian Tomlinson, Steve Mariucci, Brian Billick, Daniel Jeremiah, Brian Baldinger and Shawne Merriman.

Tuesday, September 30

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

Wednesday, October 1

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

Thursday, October 2 – After Vikings-Packers

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

Friday, October 3

  • Hosts: Dan Hellie & Amber Theoharis
  • Analysts: Willie McGinest,  Daniel Jeremiah
  • Guests: Cincinatti Bengals wide receiver AJ Green and Arizona Cardinals cornerback Patrick Peterson

Saturday, October 4

  • Hosts: Scott Hanson
  • Analysts: Jamie Dukes, Daniel Jeremiah, Steve Mariucci

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
  • Around the NFL
  • The Coaches Show – San Diego Chargers Mike McCoy
  • College Football 24/7
  • NFL Fantasy Live
  • Move The Sticks – Indianapolis Colts general manager Ryan Grigson

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

http://www.nfl.com/podcast

Quotes From Week 4 Editions of NFL Network’s ‘NFL GameDay Highlights’ & ‘NFL GameDay Final’

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Quotes From NFL GameDay Highlights & NFL GameDay Final

“If [DeMarco Murray] can stay healthy this season he will lead the league in rushing.” – Marshall Faulk on Dallas Cowboys running back DeMarco Murray

“As long this game plan for the Cowboys goes through that offensive line and the running game, you better believe the Dallas Cowboys are the team to beat in the NFC East right now.” – Michael Irvin on the Dallas Cowboys after a 38-17 win over the New Orleans Saints

“You have no idea what Orlando Scandrick meant to that defense. He is huge when it comes to the defense…This guy should start because he plays hard, he knows what he’s doing and he doesn’t make mistakes.” – Deion Sanders on Dallas Cowboys cornerback Orlando Scandrick

“The most impressive thing for the Dallas Cowboys is the offensive line and the way they’ve been handling every defensive line that comes up on the schedule.” – Michael Irvin on the Dallas Cowboys

“I talk with this young kid often and he wants to be great. He works hard. I love the way he showed up today.” – Michael Irvin on Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Terrance Williams who had six receptions for 77 yards and two touchdowns

“I’ve never seen a back lead the league in rushing and then go in a game and average 1.7 yards per carry. I’ve never seen that.” – Marshall Faulk on Philadelphia Eagles running back LeSean McCoy who rushed ten times for 17 yards

“This was the 49ers being who they are…They physically dominated the game.” – LaDainian Tomlinson on the San Francisco 49ers after beating the Philadelphia Eagles 26-21

“[Colin Kaepernick] doesn’t look like the Kaep that we know and love. The reason he was rewarded this huge contract is because his mobility, [and] what he presented us outside the pocket. It seems like now they’re trying to prove that he’s a pocket passer. He is not that. Get this guy out of the pocket, let him move around the field and do what he’s gifted to do.” – Deion Sanders on San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick who was 17/30 for 218 yards two touchdowns, one interception and added 58 yards rushing

“I really want to know if they’re really playing for their head coach. I’ve got a question with that. Are you really down with your head coach San Francisco 49ers? I’m not hard to find. Because the way it looks to me, and what I’m hearing, you’re really not down with your head coach and that’s a problem.” – Deion Sanders on the San Francisco 49ers feelings with head coach Jim Harbaugh

“We don’t talk about [Malcolm] Jenkins a lot, but he’s one of the best safeties in the game.” – Deion Sanders on Philadelphia Eagles safety Malcolm Jenkins who had seven tackles and an interception returned for a touchdown

“I know Geno [Smith] has made his mistakes, but the defense is not playing the way they’re supposed to and definitely the running game is not where it should be right now.” – LaDainian Tomlinson on New York Jets quarterback Geno Smith who was 17/33 for 209 yards one touchdown, one interception and a fumble lost

“They need to go see their GM for putting these receivers around them because [Geno Smith] had better talent in college than he has at receiver right now.” – Marshall Faulk on New York Jets fans booing Geno Smith

“This is the best defensive player in the game – and it’s not arguable.” – Deion Sanders on Houston Texans defensive end JJ Watt who had five tackles and an interception returned for a touchdown in a 23-17 win over the Buffalo Bills

“This should be in the dictionary for playing big. When they say play big, watch Steve Smith.” – Marshall Faulk on Baltimore Ravens wide receiver Steve Smith’s 139 yard two touchdown game against the Carolina Panthers

“Eric Weddle can play this game…He’s a Pro Bowler, but he should be mentioned amongst the best safeties in the game.” – Deion Sanders on San Diego Chargers safety Eric Weddle

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

- Week 4: Let’s Go Primetime Deion Sanders provides his top 10 performances of Week 4:

http://on.nfl.com/1uW2QUc

- Week 4 GameDay Express – Host Chris Rose and analysts Deion Sanders, Marshall Faulk and Michael Irvin recap an exciting Week 4 thus far:

http://on.nfl.com/10ejPIv

- Deion Sanders: 49ers Players Want Harbaugh OutDeion Sanders questions the player coach relationship in San Francisco

http://on.nfl.com/1ywU8lA

- Michael Irvin: The Cowboys Are UnstoppableMichael Irvin explains the formula that makes the Dallas Cowboys unstoppable

http://on.nfl.com/1xu23hX

- Are The Packers The Team To Beat In The NFC North? – Host Chris Rose and analysts LaDainian Tomlinson, Deion Sanders and Steve Mariucci discuss who they think is the team to beat in the NFC North

http://on.nfl.com/1u6iiPI

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, Steve Mariucci and LaDainian Tomlinson 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, Marshall Faulk 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.

– NFL MEDIA –

Quotes From Week 4 Editions of NFL Network’s ‘NFL GameDay First’ & ‘NFL GameDay Morning’

NFL-GameDayMorning Quick Quotes from NFL GameDay First & NFL GameDay Morning

“We’re going to be talking soon about him being the best quarterback in the league.” – Steve Mariucci on Indianapolis Colts quarterback Andrew

“They’re in trouble and it all starts up front: the offensive line…If you watch Aaron Rodgers, he’s just not trusting the guys up front.” – Marshall Faulk on the Green Bay Packers

“We keep thinking that Aaron Rodgers can just lift this thing up and he cannot. He needs better talent around him.” – Michael Irvin on Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers

“I’m told the NFL is on the verge of having personal foul penalties reviewable for the first time ever.” – Ian Rapoport

“If you’re basing that judgment off of winning, how he plays in big games and clutch moments and coming through, I think you have to put him in that discussion.” – Richard Sherman on if Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson should be in the ‘best quarterback in the league’ conversation

“I don’t know about ‘closing gaps’ and all that…We should have been able to make the plays to put the game away. It shouldn’t have been that close.” – Richard Sherman on if the Denver Broncos closed the gap with the Seattle Seahawks after last week’s 26-20 overtime win

“He’s gone out the first three weeks and he’s played even more angry than he normally plays. That attitude has been infectious with that offense.” – Sterling Sharpe on Baltimore Ravens wide receiver Steve Smith

“Getting the tight end involved helps Eli [Manning] and helps this entire offense. They are a force in the NFC East.” – Shaun O’Hara on if the New York Giants can contend in the NFC East

“Geno [Smith] is perfect for this offensive system…He has to be more careful with the ball in the red zone, but this team is about five or six plays away from being undefeated.” – Michael Robinson on New York Jets quarterback Geno Smith

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

Minnesota Vikings QB Teddy Bridgewater with NFL Network’s Melissa Stark

Minnesota Vikings rookie quarterback Teddy Bridgewater sat down with NFL Network’s Melissa Stark for an interview on NFL GameDay First.

On starting his first career NFL game:

“It’s a dream come true for me to able to get my first start on this level. The time has presented itself, and I don’t want to just start this one game. This is a deal that I want to be in for a long time.”

On being the starting quarterback:

“We just have to focus on getting the ball out of my hands, and allowing my playmakers on the outside and the guys in the back field to make plays. Just taking what the defense gives us.”

To view the entire interview with Bridgewater, visit:

http://on.nfl.com/ZiQDjb

 

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.

“We’re going to be talking soon about him being the best quarterback in the league. The sky is the limit for the Colts because the guy under center, Andrew Luck, is as good as it gets.” – Steve Mariucci on Indianapolis Colts quarterback Andrew Luck

“I will relax when I start to see this team looking like they said they were going to look coming out of training camp. That is Eddie Lacy running for a 115, 120 [yards], averaging about four-and-a-half yards a carry. I want to see some balance between the offensive line blocking and Eddie Lacy with some gash runs. I haven’t seen that so far this year.” – Sterling Sharpe on Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rogers telling Packers fans to relax

“It’s going to be a physical affair. Steve Smith is still upset that his 13-year career in Carolina came to an end and it didn’t end the way he wanted. So what has he done? He’s gone out the first three weeks and he’s played even more angry than he normally plays. That attitude has been infectious with that offense.” – Sterling Sharpe on Baltimore Ravens wide receiver Steve Smith playing his former team, the Carolina Panthers

- “Getting the tight end involved helps Eli [Manning] and helps this entire offense. They are a force in the NFC East.” – Shaun O’Hara on if the New York Giants can contend in the NFC East

“Geno [Smith] is perfect for this offensive system…He has to be a lot more careful with the ball in the red zone, but this team is about five or six plays away from being undefeated.” – Michael Robinson on why Geno Smith should remain the New York Jets quarterback

“Marty Mornhinweg needs to rely on the Jimmy’s and Joe’s, not the X’s and O’s. He can’t always try to scheme everybody and try to get into the perfect play call. He has to kind of just trust Geno.” – Michael Robinson on what New York Jets offensive coordinator Marty Mornhinweg needs to change

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.

“They’re in trouble and it all starts up front: the offensive line. That’s where it starts. If you watch Aaron Rodgers, he’s just not trusting the guys up front. The ball when it comes out, it doesn’t look like his eyes are downfield. I’m worried about this team because where on defense they used to have problems and offensively they used to mask it, right now they’re struggling on offense.” – Marshall Faulk on the 1-2 Green Bay Packers

“They don’t have the talent around Aaron Rodgers. We keep thinking that Aaron Rodgers can just lift this thing up and he cannot. He needs better talent around him.” – Michael Irvin on the Green Bay Packers

“If they’re going to relax, they have to change what they’re doing. They have to change their approach offensively…Five letters if you don’t adjust: P-A-N-I-C.” – Kurt Warner on the Green Bay Packers

“This is not single’s tennis – Aaron [Rodgers] can’t do it by himself.” – Steve Mariucci on Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers

“There are three things that are a must that you have to trust as a runner: you have to trust your talent, you have to trust your eyes and you must trust your offensive line. Right now, he’s not trusting his offensive line, so therefore his eyes are lying to him and he doesn’t believe he has the talent to get where he needs to go.” – Marshall Faulk on Green Bay Packers running back Eddie Lacy

“It’s that time of the season when you really have to forge your identity. I say the San Francisco 49ers defensive front will look like their old selves and get after Nick Foles today, and try to be the reason why they win the game, not lose the game.” – Marshall Faulk on the San Francisco 49ers defense

“There are issues going on on the football field, there are issues going on in the front office and it is all finding itself to the field.” – Michael Irvin on the 1-2 San Francisco 49ers

“This is a guy who plays with emotion so you want to force-feed him in a game like this. Get him the ball and let him do what he does to intimidate the other team.” – Kurt Warner on Baltimore Ravens wide receiver Steve Smith facing his former team, the Carolina Panthers

“He and Andrew Luck are those up-and-coming quarterbacks that once Peyton [Manning], [Tom] Brady, [Drew] Brees and [Aaron] Rodgers have moved on or they’ve gotten older, we’re going to be sitting here comparing other quarterbacks to the two of them.” – Marshall Faulk on Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson and Indianapolis Colts quarterback Andrew Luck

“You have to put him in there…If you’re basing that judgment off of winning, how he plays in big games and clutch moments and coming through, I think you have put him in that discussion.” – Richard Sherman on if Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson should be in the ‘best quarterback in the league’ conversation

“I hope we see them again. I wouldn’t mind that. I don’t know about ‘closing gaps’ and all that. They played a good ballgame – we should have been able to pull away. We should have been able to make the plays to put the game away. It shouldn’t have been that close.” – Richard Sherman on if the Denver Broncos closed the gap with the Seattle Seahawks after a 26-20 overtime victory

“We do things differently. We have a close-knit group. In the NFL, it’s such a business they say you can’t have a family-like atmosphere in the locker room – we try to have that. We really care about our teammates.” – Richard Sherman on the Seattle Seahawks

NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport

On the Carolina Panthers’ decision to part ways with wide receiver Steve Smith:

“I’ve talked to Panthers sources about this over the last couple of days. It is not because they thought Steve Smith couldn’t play; that’s been his personal view on this as there’s been some sound that we’ve heard over the last couple days and weeks from him declaring that they thought that he could not play. Panthers’ sources told me that’s not true. They’re not surprised that he’s been as productive as he is. Really what it was is they were going younger, they were going cheaper and they believe Steve Smith would continue to become a disruptive force in the locker room for this young team, especially for this young quarterback. At the Combine, general manager Dave Gettleman said they were evaluating what to do with Steve Smith. He heard that [and] blew up the situation. I’m told he asked to be released, would not take a pay cut [and] essentially forced the Panthers’ hand. They tried to trade him. They had to cut him. They know that his own personal bulletin board is fueling this fire this week. They haven’t said hardly anything. They’re going to hopefully let it play out on the field.”

On former Panthers wide receiver Steve Smith:

“From what I understand, Cam Newton was a big source of frustration for Steve Smith. In fact, he told close friends he doesn’t believe Cam Newton sees the field at all, specifically in the red zone. What Steve Smith told friends is that Cam Newton doesn’t think fast enough or isn’t precise enough to succeed in the red zone. The stats do bear that out. Only two quarterbacks have been worse since 2011 in the red zone and his completion percentage [is] 44 percent in his career inside the 20 [yard line].”

On potential rule change to make some penalties reviewable:

“I’m told the NFL is on the verge of having personal foul penalties reviewable for the first time ever. Last year, the Redskins made this proposal of expanding instant replay to personal foul penalties. It failed by four votes. I’m now told four teams who voted against it are now set to vote for it. This is on the agenda when the Competition Committee meets in March. The likelihood is this is coming for the 2015 season. Now it might be at the start a little narrower – could be just hits on receivers – but it seems it’s coming.”

On San Francisco 49ers head coach Jim Harbaugh’s relationship with the players:

“The same thing I was hearing last year is the same thing I was hearing as the season was starting, same thing I’m hearing now. Some of it is from losing but I’m told especially the veterans are grumbling already about Jim Harbaugh and the voices are getting louder and louder. Some of the complaints include the fact that he kind of treats them like children. In fact, on planes I’m told they’re not allowed to play music, not allowed to play cards. Small things but these are the things that really can rankle players. Even though the players do get to sit in first class, [they] still get frustrated by that.”

On Michigan’s potential interest in John Harbaugh:

“There has been and will be speculation about Jim Harbaugh and Michigan…I am told by high-ranking Michigan sources they actually prefer John Harbaugh, the Ravens coach, over Jim Harbaugh, the 49ers coach, because of the longevity that he could give them. He could stay there awhile. Same Michigan ties; grew up in Ann Arbor, father of course coached there.”

On the decisions to start rookie quarterbacks Blake Bortles and Teddy Bridgewater:

“This was the decision the Jaguars essentially had forced upon them by the improvement that Blake Bortles made. In fact, I’m told by a Jaguars source, they felt like they had no choice with him. Chad Henne had played fine, had a good preseason, showed some improvement but even though they planned to redshirt Bortles at the beginning of the season, his improvement was so great that they really felt they had to play him. As the Jaguars source told me, there is no going back; this is Blake Bortles’ team. He’s smart, he’s physical, they believe he can evade the pressure that hit Chad Henne. It’s a little different for the Vikings. They were not ready to make the quarterback change from Matt Cassel but they are going to see Teddy Bridgewater today. He’s going to have the same playbook essentially that Matt Cassel had; Cassel we know is out for the season after having foot surgery earlier in the week. The noticeable thing for the Vikings and Teddy Bridgewater is how much of a leader he has been with every member of this team. He has associated himself with many different position groups, often eats lunch, lifts with the offensive linemen. They do believe that Teddy Bridgewater is ready to take over this football team.”

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

- Week 4 Bold Predictions – The NFL GameDay Morning crew give their Week 4 Bold Predictions:

http://on.nfl.com/1xsDdz6

- Week 4 Sunday Statements – The NFL GameDay Morning crew provide their Sunday Statements for Week 4:

http://on.nfl.com/1t7XJOF

- Richard Sherman on Facing the Denver Broncos – Seattle Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman joins NFL GameDay Morning in-studio to recap last week’s victory over the Denver Broncos:

http://on.nfl.com/1BqXx1B

- Panthers Were Concerned with Steve Smith’s Locker Room Presence – NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport provides the reason why the Carolina Panthers moved on from wide receiver Steve Smith:

http://on.nfl.com/YysrrN

- Packers vs. Bears Rivalry Renewed – With the NFL’s oldest rivalry renewed today, former participants of the Green Bay Packers and Chicago Bears rivalry discuss what makes it special:

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

- Rookie Quarterback Report Kurt Warner and Steve Mariucci join Rich Eisen to provide a report on rookie quarterbacks Derek Carr, Teddy Bridgewater and Blake Bortles:

http://on.nfl.com/YyPkeM

- What’s Most Impressive About Andrew Luck? Steve Mariucci joins Sterling Sharpe on NFL GameDay First to discuss Indianapolis Colts quarterback Andrew Luck:

http://on.nfl.com/Yvzthh

- Players Only: Challenges of Being One of the Best – Seattle Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman joins NFL GameDay Morning’s former players to discuss the challenges of being one of the best players in the NFL:

http://on.nfl.com/YwhA1M

- Should Russell Wilson Be in the Best Quarterback Discussion? – Seattle Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman joins the former players of NFL GameDay Morning to discuss if Russell Wilson should be in the best quarterback discussion:

http://on.nfl.com/1wPzwk3

- Marshall Plan: Breaking Down Eddie Lacy – Hall of Fame running back Marshall Faulk breaks down Green Bay Packers running back Eddie Lacy:

http://on.nfl.com/1BqRB8B

- U Know It – Former Miami Hurricanes Michael Irvin and Warren Sapp discuss if fellow Hurricane Reggie Wayne will catch his first touchdown of the season today:

http://on.nfl.com/ZiVuRs

- San Francisco 49ers Head Coach Jim Harbaugh’s Relationship with Players Not Improving – NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport reports the latest regarding San Francisco 49ers head coach Jim Harbaugh’s relationship with his players:

http://on.nfl.com/1nrGMT4

- Michigan Interested in John, Not Jim Harbaugh? – NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport has the latest regarding a potential coaching change at Michigan:

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

- Mighty Mites Get a Second Shot – The Mighty Mites from Wallkill, NY get a second chance on NFL GameDay Morning:

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

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Life of Late Redskins Safety Sean Taylor Profiled on NFL Network’s ‘A Football Life’

NFL_Network_2012_Logo‘Sean Taylor: A Football Life’ Premieres Friday, September 26 at 9:00 PM ET

“God made certain people to play football. He was one of them.” – Joe Gibbs

“His first game in the NFL, he was the best player on the field.” – Chris Cooley

After 24 years of life, three-and-a-half NFL seasons and three collegiate seasons, Sean Taylor still lacks a clear image. Throughout his life, the late safety granted few interviews and did not allow many outside of his inner circle to see his true self. As a result, there were several misconceptions that many people held about the young man.

On Friday, September 26 at 9:00 PM ET, NFL Network’s A Football Life profiles the life and legacy of the late Sean Taylor through the words, stories and memories of people who knew him best. The one-hour, NFL Films-produced Sean Taylor: A Football Life features interviews with family members such as his father Pete Taylor, siblings Monika Martin, Sasha Johnson and Jamal Johnson, and cousin David Walsh; former teammates such as Clinton Portis, Santana Moss and Ryan Clark; and former coaches Joe Gibbs and Gregg Williams.

Additionally, Sean Taylor: A Football Life features an interview with Taylor’s fiancée, Jackie Garcia-Haley – the first interview she has conducted regarding her late fiancée.

Following the premiere of Sean Taylor: 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 Sean Taylor: A Football Life are:

  • Moving in to live with his father after spending the first 10 years of his life living with his mother and three half-siblings
  • His childhood plan to become a professional football player and one day reunite his mother’s side of the family
  • His decision to not attend the NFL Draft and leaving the Rookie Symposium early
  • His relationship with the media
  • The birth of his daughter and the impact it had on him
  • His death and the circumstances surrounding it

Emmy-nominated actor Josh Charles narrates.

Sean Taylor: A Football Life includes interviews with the following people and more:

Jackie Garcia-Haley – Sean’s fiancée

Pete Taylor – Sean’s father

Clinton Portis – University of Miami & Redskins teammate

Santana Moss – Redskins teammate

Chris Cooley – Redskins teammate

Ryan Clark – Redskins teammate

Ed Reed – University of Miami teammate

Kellen Winslow II – University of Miami teammate

Daniel Snyder – Redskins owner

Joe Gibbs – Former Redskins head coach

Gregg Williams – Former Redskins defensive coordinator

Fred Smoot – Redskins teammate

Monika Martin – Sean’s sister

Sasha Johnson – Sean’s sister

Jamal Johnson – Sean’s brother

Carlene Ford – Sean’s aunt

David Walsh – Sean’s cousin

Constance Dingle – Sean’s grandmother

Michael Outar – Sean’s uncle

Jason La Canfora – Former Redskins beat writer for the Washington Post

Provided below are some select quotes from Sean Taylor: A Football Life:

“He was never one of those guys to be like, ‘What you’re reporting about me or the stories you hear are wrong – here’s what really happened.’ And so from the outside world, when you hear those things you perceive them as the truth. The misconception people have is that OK, we hear these things about him living recklessly off the field and we believe them because we watch him play football. And when he plays football, he’s reckless. And so people thought that’s who he was but it wasn’t.” – Ryan Clark

“God made certain people to play football. He was one of them.” – Joe Gibbs

“His first game in the NFL, he was the best player on the field.” – Chris Cooley

“When I first saw him, I was like, ‘Wow, a beast’…He knew how to play the game.” – Ed Reed

“He was actually living his dream. He slept his entire life on an NFL pillow until the day he got drafted.” – Jackie Garcia-Haley

“That whole first year I think was pretty traumatic really and I was kind of looking at it as a coach going we have a great player but this guy, he’s going to be hard to handle.” – Joe Gibbs

“Every game he would do something to let you know that he wasn’t from this planet and all of us were.” – Ryan Clark

“It changed. That thing clicked…We all started to see a little bit calmer Sean outside the white lines.” – Gregg Williams on Sean Taylor following the birth of his daughter

“I couldn’t sleep. I was hoping that next call would be, ‘He’s alright.’ And the next call was the worst call I’ve probably ever had in my life today.” – Santana Moss on the night Sean Taylor was shot

“There’s not a single day that goes by that you can’t come up with a memory of Sean that puts you in a better mood.” – Clinton Portis

“He was like, ‘Auntie, I’m going to play football and I’m going to make money.’ He really wanted everyone to be together. He wanted his mom and his sisters and brothers to be back together. I think that was his focus that drove him.” – Carlene Ford on Sean Taylor as a child

To view the trailer for Sean Taylor: A Football Life, visit:

http://on.nfl.com/1mvlh36
This season, A Football Life airs Friday at 9:00 PM ET on NFL Network. Below is the broadcast schedule for the October episodes:

  • October 3 – Warren Moon
  • October 10 – Eric Dickerson
  • October 17 – Doug Flutie
  • October 24 – Terrell Davis
  • October 31 – Ricky Williams

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Quotes From Week 3 Editions of NFL Network’s ‘NFL GameDay First’ & ‘NFL GameDay Morning’

NFL-GameDayMorningQuick Quotes from NFL GameDay First & NFL GameDay Morning

“It’s offensive brilliance…He’s trying everything and anything, and it’s a breath of fresh air.” – Michael Irvin on Philadelphia Eagles head coach Chip Kelly

“Darren Sproles was the number one acquisition in the offseason in the National Football League.” – Steve Mariucci on Philadelphia Eagles running back Darren Sproles

“Darren Sproles has been spectacular…Darren Sproles has been the most surprising player in the National Football League right now.” – Sterling Sharpe on Philadelphia Eagles running back Darren Sproles

“[Tony] Romo was not a top pick and sometimes I just feel like he’s always feeling like he has to prove to everybody, ‘I belong here as the Dallas Cowboys’ starting quarterback.’” – Michael Irvin on Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo

“It’s important not to lose sight of what brought him to Washington. Dan Snyder wasn’t mortgaging the future – he was attempting to create one.” – Mark Kriegel on Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III

“I believe Kirk Cousins is a reliever. I don’t know if he’s a starter.” – Marshall Faulk on Washington Redskins quarterback Kirk Cousins

“Kirk Cousins already understands his shortcomings. He is not a runner, he is not a big guy with the strongest arm but he gets the ball out of his hands fast, makes decisions fast and he gets the ball into the playmakers’ hands faster.” – Michael Robinson on Washington Redskins quarterback Kirk Cousins

“When you are asking him to get into a system where it is more about timing, seeing it before and letting the ball go, that is a different transition for Eli Manning. That is why he is struggling right now.” – Kurt Warner on New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning

“That division is all about power running late in the season. He is going to be the guy to carry the load and [Giovani] Bernard will be coming in to spare him more and more.” – Marshall Faulk on Cincinnati Bengals rookie running back Jeremy Hill

***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.

“Darren Sproles has been spectacular. Watching him in this offense and how Chip Kelly brings this guy in…Darren Sproles has been the most surprising player in the National Football League right now.” – Sterling Sharpe on Philadelphia Eagles running back Darren Sproles

“Kirk Cousins already understands his shortcomings. He is not a runner, he is not a big guy with the strongest arm but he gets the ball out of his hands fast, makes decisions fast and he gets the ball into the playmakers’ hands faster. I think as a playmaker, you like a quarterback like this on your team distributing the ball because he understands that the big plays are going to come from the playmakers, not him.” – Michael Robinson on why Washington Redskins’ Kirk Cousins is a good quarterback

“[The Giants] don’t have a single takeaway on defense and they have six turnovers on offense. When Tom Coughlin comes to the building on Wednesday morning – our first team meeting of the week – he talks about turnovers; we have to take care of the football…The Giants aren’t doing that and that has to drive Tom nuts.” – Shaun O’Hara on the 0-2 New York Giants

“I don’t think there is anything wrong with Eli [Manning]. I really don’t. I think the only thing wrong with the Giants football team is that they can’t run the football when they have to and they can’t complete passes downfield.” – Sterling Sharpe on the New York Giants

“When you are asking him to get into a system where it is more about timing, seeing it before and letting the ball go, that is a different transition for Eli Manning. That is why he is struggling right now.” – Kurt Warner on New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning

 - “Running back DeMarco Murray is the winning formula for the Dallas Cowboys. They have a dominant offensive line.” – Michael Robinson on the Dallas Cowboys

“The environment in Seattle is going to be too much for Peyton Manning. I think he does a lot at the line of scrimmage and I think he is the guy who is going to want to change the game at the line of scrimmage. But the 12th man, the fans and that environment are not going to let him.” – Michael Robinson on the Denver Broncos facing the Seattle Seahawks in Seattle

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.

“Darren Sproles was the number one acquisition in the offseason in the National Football League. There is no doubt about that.” – Steve Mariucci on Philadelphia Eagles running back Darren Sproles

“It’s offensive brilliance. It really is offensive brilliance what he is doing. He’s trying everything and anything, and it’s a breath of fresh air. After one year of that read option, we rarely see it as much…[Chip Kelly is saying] I’m giving you something fresh and new every year.” – Michael Irvin on Philadelphia Eagles head coach Chip Kelly

“When they put those two backs in the backfield, you can’t defend both backs…Coming out of the backfield, there is usually one good cover linebacker. You don’t have two good cover linebackers – no team does. [Chip Kelly] is stretching the field every which way you can.” – Marshall Faulk on Philadelphia Eagles running backs LeSean McCoy and Darren Sproles

“[Tony] Romo was not a top pick and sometimes I just feel like he’s always feeling like he has to prove to everybody, ‘I belong here as the Dallas Cowboys’ starting quarterback’…Tony Romo has to understand he’s getting older now, he sees he’s not the same [and not] as young as he used to be and moving around. This kind of support [in the running game] can extend his career.” – Michael Irvin on Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo

“Certainly it is DeMarco Murray…They have to keep that in their primary focus.” – Michael Irvin on the Dallas Cowboys’ key to success

“Certain guys are like relief pitchers; they come off the bench, they don’t know when they’re playing – you come in and you just go. Certain guys, they like to start; they like to start the game and play. I believe Kirk Cousins is a reliever. I don’t know if he’s a starter.” – Marshall Faulk on Washington Redskins quarterback Kirk Cousins

“Here’s a guy that you want to build your team around but you have to stay on the field. That’s the bottom line. When you’re talking about a quarterback, you need a guy that is durable, a guy that is out there every time that can lead your football team…It’s going to be difficult for them to say, ‘Here’s the keys to the car.’” – Kurt Warner on Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III

“Washington will dwell in a state of perpetual quarterback controversy until one of two things happen: RGIII comes back and demonstrates he can be healthy and win games, or they trade him – an outcome that would have been unthinkable just a year or so ago.” – Mark Kriegel on the Washington Redskins

“This season will be a one-season audition for both Kirk Cousins and RGIII.” – Steve Mariucci on Washington Redskins quarterbacks Robert Griffin III and Kirk Cousins

“It’s important not to lose sight of what brought him to Washington. Dan Snyder wasn’t mortgaging the future – he was attempting to create one. The trade value for RGIII is now based on that same sense of salvation: could he save another franchise, or could he save Washington again?” – Mark Kriegel on Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III

“[Drew Brees] is doing stuff we’ve never seen him do before. Red zone picks, pick-six – I was blown away by it. That’s a reason for concern. We’re seeing things done by Drew Brees that’s never been done and this defense has reverted back to the bottom of the pack.” – Warren Sapp on the 0-2 New Orleans Saints

“The defense is concerning but we’ve seen Drew Brees and his ability to overcome that in the past. That’s my concern right now…He just doesn’t look the same and I don’t know if it was missed time in training camp and we’re going to see that guy come back here in the short term, but he has to come back pretty fast or I have some major concerns for the Saints.” – Kurt Warner on New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees

“That division is all about power running late in the season. He is going to be the guy to carry the load and [Giovani] Bernard will be coming in to spare him more and more.” – Marshall Faulk on Cincinnati Bengals rookie running back Jeremy Hill

NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport

On the selection of the committee to determine the new Personal Conduct Policy:

“League officials and union officials are going to sit down this week and begin the process of forming that committee, trying to figure out who is going to be on it. There are going to go to outside advisers – really everyone they possibly can to try to get some guidance as they re-do this Personal Conduct Policy…[Team officials and executives] simply do not know what to do. The Minnesota Vikings for instance, they put Adrian Peterson on this Exempt Commissioner’s List – they didn’t know what that was until the NFL told them. The Carolina Panthers when they put Greg Hardy on the same list, they learned it from the Vikings that morning. Teams simply want some clarity. What do you do when a player is charged? What about when he is convicted and then has a new trial like Greg Hardy? They want some sort of guideline going forward and that is what they hope this new Personal Conduct Policy will provide.”

On if the Washington Redskins feel that quarterback Robert Griffin III is done for the season:

“The team does not feel this way and we know that of course because they did not put him on Injured Reserve ending his season. I am told that RGIII’s target return date is within five or six weeks, which if you look at the schedule would put him back a week before their bye which could mean regardless of what Kirk Cousins does, RGIII could be back for the home stretch. He is in a cast right now for the dislocated ankle. By the middle of next week, the cast should come off. About five weeks after that, the team will have a chance to bring RGIII back. Then what happens? Do they wait for the bye? What if Cousins is rolling?”

On Oakland Raiders head coach Dennis Allen:

“There has been some speculation about Dennis Allen and his job already. They are in New England today, they go to London after that and then they have the bye. It has caused some people to wonder where does the job status of Dennis Allen stand? I talked to sources close to Mark Davis who told me it would take a Tampa Bay Buccaneers-like meltdown to cause any sort of coaching change. Really, this is Mark Davis’ first time in this situation so no one really knows if he will react. But the thinking here goes, just talking to people close to him, if he was patient with Dennis Allen in the offseason, if he brought back the entire coaching staff, why not give them a chance to actually do the job they hired him to do? If this was Week 12 or 13, maybe he would make a change but Raiders sources tell me it is viewed as too early right now.”

On how close the Washington Redskins came to trading Kirk Cousins:

“I’m told the Redskins had one offer for Kirk Cousins before the draft. Before Johnny Manziel landed in Cleveland, the Cleveland Browns expressed interest in trading for Kirk Cousins. I’m told they offered a third round pick and were likely willing to go for a second round pick, but the Redskins, specifically general manager Bruce Allen, would not engage for this very reason: he did not want to trade Kirk Cousins because he knew RGIII’s injury history. He knew he could get injured; he wanted Kirk Cousins just in case. A lot of times when a starter goes out, there is panic. There is no panic for the Redskins. They think Kirk Cousins can get the job done, especially when he has the talent he does around him.”

On the latest regarding Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson:

“Nothing will happen for Adrian Peterson until his legal situation is resolved. I am told that Peterson’s legal team is pushing for an expedited trial. The original plan was to have a trial into next year, possibly before next season. Now I’m told they want a trial this season. The reason for that is this will essentially give the Vikings a choice – force them to make a choice – pending the results of the trial: do they stay with Adrian Peterson? Do they not? How do they move forward? This trial is going to be tried in Montgomery County, Texas. There is some serious confidence from Adrian Peterson’s legal team that he could win.”

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

- Week 3 Bold Predictions – The NFL GameDay Morning crew make their Bold Predictions for Week 3:

http://on.nfl.com/1refm2m

- Week 3 Sunday Statements – The NFL GameDay Morning crew provide their Sunday Statements for Week 3:

http://on.nfl.com/1Dqy5Nj

- End of the RGIII Era? – NFL Media’s Mark Kriegel asks if Robert Griffin III’s days as the Washington Redskins quarterback are over:

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

- Kurt Warner: Kirk Cousins a Better Fit for Jay Gruden’s Offense Kurt Warner joins Sterling Sharpe on NFL GameDay First to discuss how quarterback Kirk Cousins fits in Jay Gruden’s offense in Washington:

http://on.nfl.com/1tMdy1A

- RGIII’s Future in Washington – With quarterback Robert Griffin III out, NFL GameDay Morning analyzes his future in Washington:

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

- How Improved is the Eagles’ Offense? – In year two of the Chip Kelly era, NFL GameDay Morning ask how improved is the Philadelphia Eagles’ offense?:

http://on.nfl.com/1v65041

- Will Tony Romo Accept a Supporting Role? – The NFL GameDay Morning crew discuss if Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo will accept a supporting role:

http://on.nfl.com/XTIXCJ

- What’s Wrong with Eli Manning and the Giants? – Former Super Bowl champion with the New York Giants Shaun O’Hara examines what is wrong with quarterback Eli Manning and the Giants offense:

http://on.nfl.com/1mveF4V

- Key to Cowboys’ Success? – What is the key to the Dallas Cowboys’ success? NFL GameDay Morning has the answer:

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

- Stark Reality: Next Man Up Melissa Stark examines the injuries that occurred in Week 2 and how teams are using the “next man up” philosophy:

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

- More Explosive Offense: Green Bay Packers or Detroit Lions? Steve Mariucci, Kurt Warner and Marshall Faulk analyze who has the more explosive offense, the Green Bay Packers or Detroit Lions:

http://on.nfl.com/1qWOu89

- Passing the Smell Test – With seven 2-0 teams, NFL GameDay Morning determine whether or not each passes the smell test:

http://on.nfl.com/1refyi2

- How to Attack Richard Sherman Kurt Warner demonstrates how to attack Seattle Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman:

http://on.nfl.com/1DqLjK4

- Next Steps for the NFL – NFL Media’s Judy Battista joined Rich Eisen on NFL GameDay Morning to discuss what the next steps are for the NFL following this week’s events:

http://on.nfl.com/1wCz2gW

- Mood in Minnesota – NFL Media’s Michael Silver reflects on the mood with the Minnesota Vikings following this week’s events:

http://on.nfl.com/1sRkc2i

- New Personal Conduct Policy Committee – NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport joined Rich Eisen to provide the latest on the formation of a new Personal Conduct Policy committee:

http://on.nfl.com/1p8jxs4

- Ian Rapoport: DeSean Jackson ‘Determined’ to Play – NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport reports on all of the early injury news, including Washington Redskins wide receiver DeSean Jackson:

http://on.nfl.com/Z4Zzsn

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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Preview of Week 2 Editions of NFL Network’s ‘NFL GameDay First’ & ‘NFL GameDay Morning’

NFL_Network_2012_LogoCowboys WR Dez Bryant with NFL Media’s Michael Silver on ‘NFL GameDay Morning’ – Sunday at 9:00 AM ET

‘NFL GameDay First’ is First on the Field 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:

  • First Tailgate
    • Shaun O’Hara provides the key ingredients for both a Bills win over the Dolphins, and a Dolphins win over the Bills
  • Stark Reality
    • Melissa Stark examines three games which will feature matchups of starting quarterbacks who were selected with the number one overall pick in the NFL Draft – the first time that has happened in NFL history
  • Sharpe Spotlight
    • Sterling Sharpe breaks down three players who must play “Sharpe,” “Sharper” and “Sharpest” for their team to pick up a win in Week 2
  • NFL GameDay Morning’s Michael Irvin joins Sterling Sharpe to discuss if Detroit Lions wide receiver Calvin Johnson could be on his way to becoming the greatest wide receiver of all-time
  • Preview of NFL Media’s Michael Silver’s interview with Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Dez Bryant, which will air on NFL GameDay Morning
  • Live reports from Steve Wyche for Cowboys-Titans, Jeff Darlington for Falcons-Bengals & Aditi Kinkhabwala for Saints-Browns
  • 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

NFL Media Insider: Ian Rapoport

Featured this week on NFL GameDay Morning:

  • NFL Media’s Michael Silver interviews Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Dez Bryant:
    • Bryant on what he regrets most: “I don’t regret nothing. It’s all about growing up and really just understanding; understanding I was young and reckless. Not reckless to where I’m just out doing crazy things – it was me not trusting anybody. I felt like everybody was out to get me.”
    • Preview: http://on.nfl.com/1qPG3ZI
  • NFL GameDay Morning looks back at Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Dez Bryant’s career thus far in the NFL
  • Kurt Warner breaks down New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees to see if the Pro Bowl quarterback is starting to slip
  • Who is more likely to turn it around – New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning or Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III?
  • What is the biggest concern for the Dallas Cowboys?
  • Is it too soon to panic for the New Orleans Saints, Green Bay Packers, New England Patriots, Kansas City Chiefs and Chicago Bears?
  • Marshall Plan – A week after stating Cleveland Browns running back Terrance West would have a big game, Marshall Faulk highlights another rookie running back who will have a big game
  • Warner’s Corner Kurt Warner analyzes what is wrong with Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo
  • NFL Media’s Judy Battista provides the latest on the NFL’s independent investigation
  • NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport has the latest news from around the NFL
  • Week 2 Bold Predictions & picks for every game on Sunday
  • Live reports
    • Albert Breer from Charlotte for Lions-Panthers
    • Stacey Dales from Minneapolis for Patriots-Vikings
    • Jeff Darlington from Cincinnati for Falcons-Bengals
    • Alex Flanagan from San Diego for Seahawks-Chargers
    • Kim Jones from New York for Cardinals-Giants
    • Aditi Kinkhabwala from Cleveland for Saints-Browns
    • Randy Moss from Green Bay for Jets-Packers
    • Steve Wyche from Nashville for Cowboys-Titans
    • Steve Cyphers from Denver for Chiefs-Broncos

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 — Pittsburgh Steelers vs. Baltimore Ravens

Thursday_Night_Football_logo-cbs-nflNFL Thursday Night Kickoff aired from inside M&T Bank 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 Steelers-Ravens on Thursday Night Football.’

CBS’ James Brown’s Interview with Baltimore Ravens Owner Steve Bisciotti

CBS’ James Brown sat down with Baltimore Ravens owner Steve Bisciotti for an interview on NFL Thursday Night Kickoff:

On what the Baltimore Ravens’ own investigation consisted of and how far did it go:

“Of course we knew that there was other video and our security did the steps that they normally would. They called the casino and they would not release it. They called the Jets and the Giants and said, ‘Do you have any influence, is there any way that you can help us?’ They called back and said no, that they would not release it. The prosecutor said yesterday that would have been illegal. If I had said to Ray [Rice] and his attorney I can’t keep you on this team until I see that tape, I would have seen the tape and I would have sent it to Roger [Goodell] and said you have to look at this tape before you render your decision.”

On the report that the NFL was sent a copy of the tape in April:

“I believe Roger [Goodell] when he says he never saw it. If the allegation is true that it got to the league office, then somebody was negligent in not getting that to Roger. I’ve known Roger for 14 years. He’s dedicated his life to the NFL and as a man I can’t believe that he saw that video and gave a two-game suspension. That’s what makes it hard for me to believe.”

On the public cries for NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell to step down:

“I don’t agree with that at all. At all. Because again, this is an accusation from an anonymous source. Could it be trying to deflect blame from the police for being so light on them? Maybe. But why would I take an anonymous person’s word over a man that I’ve known for 14 years?”

On what he has learned through this process:

“If Ray Rice ends up being the reason and our Ravens’ failures and our shortcomings and the league’s shortcomings become a reason to change the legal process and their shortcomings, then if this is a seminal moment for domestic violence and the way we handle it as a society, then that’s not a burden for us to be that poster boy. It’s not. Now I’m embarrassed about it but five years from now if things have changed significantly for the better, I’ll be proud of it. That’s our recovery. What can we do going forward? Pray that this was a moment in time that changed everything.”

Pittsburgh Steelers – Baltimore Ravens Pregame Quotes:

“I can’t believe that the man that I know, the Roger Goodell that I know, would cover that up. He’s been at fault for being too harsh on the players amongst the league. Now you’re saying he’s going to turn a blind eye to this ignorance that we saw on tape? That’s not the man I know.” – Deion Sanders on NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell

“There is no doubt that in the wake of this incident many, many things were mishandled. But there exists right now a moment in time where the focus is on domestic violence that sports can once again serve as a catalyst for social progress and the NFL can lead in that regard. The NFL can foment transformative change, and energy spent in that regard is energy well spent.” – Amy Trask

“John Harbaugh tonight is going to find out who his real leaders are because they need to have some leadership step up given the magnitude and importance of this game.” – Bill Cowher on head coach John Harbaugh and the Baltimore Ravens

“There is no answer for Antonio Brown.” – Deion Sanders on Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown

“I’ve never seen a game with this kind of magnitude – the importance – this early.” – Bill Cowher on the Steelers-Ravens game

“Two years ago, I challenged the NFL community and all men to seriously confront the problem of domestic violence, especially coming on the heels of the murder-suicide of Kansas City Chiefs football player Jovan Belcher and his girlfriend Kasandra Perkins. Yet, here we are again, dealing with the same issue of violence against women. Now let’s be clear: this problem is bigger than football. There has been, appropriately so, intense and widespread outrage following the release of the video showing what happened inside the elevator at the casino. But wouldn’t it be productive if this collective outrage, as my colleagues have said, could be channeled to truly hear and address the long-suffering cries for help by so many women and, as they said, do something about it? Like an ongoing, comprehensive education of men about what healthy, respectful manhood is all about. And it starts with how we view women. Our language is important. For instance, when a guy says, ‘You throw the ball like a girl,’ or ‘You’re a little sissy,’ it reflects an attitude that devalues women. And attitudes will eventually manifest in some fashion. Women have been at the forefront in the domestic violence awareness and prevention arena, and whether Janay Rice considers herself a victim or not, millions of women in this country are. Consider this: according to domestic violence experts, more than three women per day lose their lives at the hands of their partners. That means that since the night of February 15 in Atlantic City, more than 600 women have died. So this is yet another call to men to stand up and take responsibility for their thoughts, their words, their deeds, and as Deion [Sanders] says, to give help or to get help because our silence is deafening and deadly.” – James Brown

NEXT WEEK ON THURSDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL:

TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS AT ATLANTA FALCONS — 8:25 PM ET

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Hall of Fame Defensive Tackle “Mean Joe” Greene Kicks Off New Season of NFL Network’s ‘A Football Life’

NFL_Network_2012_Logo‘Joe Greene: A Football Life’ Premieres Friday, September 12 at 9:00 PM ET

“When you think of me as a football player, I would like for people to think that I put it on the line every time. Good or bad, win or lose, I put it on the line.” – Joe Greene

“There is nobody else out there that I would put ahead of Joe Greene. By far the best Steeler of all time.” – Jack Ham

As a Pro Football Hall of Fame defensive tackle, four-time Super Bowl champion, 10-time Pro Bowler and two-time Defensive Player of the Year, Joe Greene earned the nickname “Mean Joe” and established himself as one of the most-feared defenders in NFL history. Yet off the field, the husband, father of three and grandfather of seven goes by the name of “Papa Joe” and bears little resemblance to the 13-year NFL veteran.

The fourth season of the three-time Emmy-nominated series A Football Life kicks off Friday, September 12 at 9:00 PM ET on NFL Network with a profile of “Mean Joe” Greene. The one-hour, NFL Films-produced documentary features sitdown interviews with Greene and those who know him well, including former Hall of Fame teammates Franco Harris, Lynn Swann and Jack Ham, Steelers Chairman Dan Rooney, and more.

Among the topics discussed in the documentary are:

  • Presenting Steelers Chairman Dan Rooney for enshrinement into the Pro Football Hall of Fame and having his jersey retired by the Steelers
  • Nearly quitting after a late-season loss during the 1974-75 season
  • Leading the Steelers to four Super Bowl championships as a player and contributing to two Super Bowl titles as a front office executive
  • The dominant “Steel Curtain” defense and his relationship with the other members of the ‘Front Four’ – L.C. Greenwood, Dwight White and Ernie Holmes
  • The iconic Coca-Cola commercial and the impact it had on Greene’s public perception
  • Joe’s relationship with his family

Emmy-nominated actor from CBS’ The Good Wife, Josh Charles, narrates.

Joe Greene: A Football Life includes interviews with the following people and more:

Joe Greene

Agnes Greene – Joe’s wife

Dan Rooney – Steelers Chairman

Art Rooney II – Steelers President

Franco Harris – Hall of Fame running back and Steelers teammate

Lynn Swann – Hall of Fame wide receiver and Steelers teammate

Jack Ham – Hall of Fame linebacker and Steelers teammate

Rocky Bleier – Steelers teammate

Andy Russell – Steelers teammate

Jon Kolb – Steelers teammate

John Brown – Steelers teammate

Kevin Colbert – Steelers general manager

Woody Widenhofer – Former Steelers defensive coordinator/linebackers coach

Joe Gordon – Former Steelers PR Director

Penny Hawkey – Former Coca-Cola creative director

Tom Okon – Former child actor who appeared in Coca-Cola commercial with Joe Greene

Charles Myers – Childhood friend

Chuck Beatty – North Texas State teammate

Provided below are some select quotes from Joe Greene: A Football Life:

“When you think of me as a football player, I would like for people to think that I put it on the line every time. Good or bad, win or lose, I put it on the line.” – Joe Greene

“I just remember walking out on the deck of this aircraft carrier, and there were airplanes and there was Joe Greene. And they were both impressive. It was just sort of a presence that was there and still is today.” – Jon Kolb

“There is nobody else out there that I would put ahead of Joe Greene. By far the best Steeler of all time.” – Jack Ham

“He was special. He did signify this team. He meant everything; the way he performed, the way he carried himself on and off the field. He was it. He was the guy.” – Dan Rooney

“Joe stands as the beginning of reform and change for a football team and for a city. When Joe came, the Steelers were bad, they didn’t look like they were going to get better, but Joe had the blue-collar work ethic.” – Lynn Swann

“I was depressed. I was just depressed. I did not want to be a Pittsburgh Steeler because I knew of the record.” – Joe Greene on being drafted by the Pittsburgh Steelers

“When I look back and I think about it, it was being disruptive and belligerent. I don’t know how many other teams would have tolerated my antics.” – Joe Greene

“I was quitting…As I was taking those steps I was saying, ‘Somebody please stop me.’ Lionel Taylor, our receivers coach, said, ‘Hold up a minute,’ and he sat down in the car and we talked. I don’t know what we talked about but I was glad we talked because I went back. And that’s when it started.” – Joe Greene

“It brought Pittsburgh into the picture of football teams in the National Football League that, ‘OK, you have to deal with us now.’” – Joe Greene on the victory in Super Bowl IX

“You look up to that guy and you don’t want to let him down. With Joe Greene, I found that leadership really does matter.” – Jack Ham

“It changed our lives a lot. It changed Joe’s personality a lot. Because so many kids were looking up to him, he decided he really wanted to be a role model for the kids.” – Agnes Greene on the Coca-Cola commercial

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

  • September 19 – Brandon Marshall
  • September 26 – Sean Taylor
  • October 3 – Warren Moon
  • October 10 – Eric Dickerson
  • October 17 – Doug Flutie
  • October 24 – Terrell Davis
  • October 31 – Ricky Williams

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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NFL Media Programming Notes – Sept. 9-14

NFL_Network_2012_LogoNFL MEDIA PROGRAMMING NOTES (9/9 – 9/14)

  • NFL Network Shows and Scheduled Guests

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

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

SHOW HIGHLIGHT: NFL Media’s Michael Silver with Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Dez Bryant on NFL GameDay Morning Sunday, September 14 at 9:00 AM ET

SHOW HIGHLIGHT: Wired sound of Houston Texans head coach Bill O’Brien, New York Jets head coach Rex Ryan, Kansas City Chiefs safety Eric Berry on Sound FX Friday, September 12 at 10:00 PM ET 

SHOW HIGHLIGHT: Marshall Faulk and Tyler Ritter on Wednesday, September 10, Justin Tuck & Lynn Swann on Friday, September 12.

SHOW HIGHLIGHT: Hall of Fame wide receiver Jerry Rice on Tuesday, September 9 & Broncos defensive end DeMarcus Ware on Friday, September 12           

  • NFL.com Content

SHOW HIGHLIGHT: Stanford head coach David Shaw on the College 24/7 Podcast; Atlanta Falcons head coach Mike Smith on The Coaches Show Podcast

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Thursday Night Football – Steelers vs. Ravens at 8:25 PM ET on CBS

The 2014 Thursday Night Football schedule on CBS and NFL Network kicks off Thursday, September 11 at 8:25 PM ET when quarterback Joe Flacco and the Baltimore Ravens host quarterback Ben Roethlisberger and the Pittsburgh Steelers. 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 Michael Irvin, Marshall Faulk and Steve Mariucci are live outside of M&T Bank Stadium in Baltimore to provide analysis of Steelers-Ravens and highlight the atmosphere and festivities outside the stadium.

Provided below is a list of topics they will discuss:

  • NFL Total Access Kickoff honors the 200th anniversary of the Star Spangled Banner and remembers 9/11
  • Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger sits down with his former coach Bill Cowher
  • Which group will shine Thursday night: Steelers defense or Ravens offense
  • Who will have the bigger impact: Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown or running back  Le’Veon Bell
  • Which playoff contender can least afford to go 0-2?
  • How to attack the Seahawk defense
  • Bigger concern in Dallas: quarterback Tony Romo or the defense
  • Bigger key for another Broncos Super Bowl run: offense or defense

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, Irvin, 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, Irvin, 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.

 

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 though 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 press conferences
  • Michael Fabiano personalized fantasy analysis
  • Instant in-game highlights for every game
  • In-depth analysis for all 32 teams every day

 

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

NFL Network’s ‘GameDay’ coverage kicks off Sunday, September 14, 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, Michael Silver sits down with Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Dez Bryant for an interview on NFL GameDay Morning on Sunday, September 14 at 9:00 AM ET.

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 1 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 1 NFL Replay & Sound FX schedule:

Tuesday

  • 2:00 PM ET – NFL Replay: Cincinnati Bengals vs. Baltimore Ravens
  • 3:30 PM ET – NFL Replay: Cleveland Browns vs. Pittsburgh Steelers

Wednesday

  • 9:00 PM ET – NFL Replay: New Orleans Saints vs. Atlanta Falcons

Friday

  • 10:00 PM ET – Sound FX: Wired for sound this week, Houston Texans head coach Bill O’Brien, New York Jets head coach Rex Ryan, Kansas City Chiefs safety Eric Berry on Sound FX

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 – Hall of Fame running back and NFL Network analyst Marshall Faulk and Tyler Ritter from The All American Rejects
  • Friday – Oakland Raiders defensive end Justin Tuck

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.

Provided below is Tuesday’s NFL Game Rewind schedule:

Tuesday

  • 12 Noon ET – Indianapolis Colts vs. Denver Broncos
  • 1:00 PM ET – New Orleans Saints vs. Atlanta Falcons
  • 1:30 PM ET – New York Giants vs. Detroit Lions
  • 2:00 PM ET – San Diego Chargers vs. Arizona Cardinals

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 on Sunday with highlights, news, information and analysis on The Aftermath. Host Scott Hanson and analyst Brian Baldinger look back at all of Sunday’s games, along with player and coach press conferences.

Joe Greene: A Football Life – Friday at 9:00 PM ET

As a Pro Football Hall of Fame defensive tackle, four-time Super Bowl champion, 10-time Pro Bowler and two-time Defensive Player of the Year, Joe Greene earned the nickname “Mean Joe” and established himself as one of the most-feared defenders in NFL history. Yet off the field, the husband, father of three and grandfather of seven goes by the name of “Papa Joe” and bears little resemblance to the 13-year NFL veteran.

The fourth season of the three-time Emmy-nominated series A Football Life kicks off Friday, September 12 at 9:00 PM ET on NFL Network with a profile of “Mean Joe” Greene. The one-hour, NFL Films-produced documentary features sit down interviews with Greene and those who know him well, including former Hall of Fame teammates Franco Harris, Lynn Swann and Jack Ham, Steelers Chairman Dan Rooney, and more.

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

  • September 19 – Brandon Marshall
  • September 26 – Sean Taylor
  • October 3 – Warren Moon
  • October 10 – Eric Dickerson
  • October 17 – Doug Flutie
  • October 24 – Terrell Davis
  • October 31 – Ricky Williams

 

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, Warren Sapp, LaDainian Tomlinson, Steve Mariucci, Brian Billick, Daniel Jeremiah, Brian Baldinger and Shawne Merriman.

Tuesday, September 9

  • Hosts: Dan Hellie & Amber Theoharis
  • Analysts: Willie McGinest,  Heath Evans
  • Guest: Hall of Fame wide receiver Jerry Rice

Wednesday, September 10

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

Thursday, September 11 – After Steelers-Ravens

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

Friday, September 12

  • Hosts: Dan Hellie & Amber Theoharis
  • Analysts: Willie McGinest,  Daniel Jeremiah
  • Guest: Denver Broncos defensive end DeMarcus Ware

Saturday, September 13

  • Hosts: Scott Hanson
  • Analysts: Jamie Dukes, 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    Michael Silver writes columns every Monday

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

  • Judy Battista

o   Judy Battista writes columns every Tuesday and Friday

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
  • Around the NFL
  • The Coaches Show – Atlanta Falcons head coach Mike Smith
  • College Football 24/7 – Stanford head coach David Shaw
  • NFL Fantasy Live
  • Move The Sticks

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

http://www.nfl.com/podcast

Quotes From Week 1 Editions of NFL Network’s ‘NFL GameDay Highlights’ & ‘NFL GameDay Final’

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

“This defense, it seems as though they picked up right where they left off last season, and that’s atrocious.” – Deion Sanders on the Dallas Cowboys defense after giving up 28 points to the San Francisco 49ers at home

“They have to get the ball to DeMarco Murray a little bit more. They have to try and control the tempo. That’s what they need to do going forward. And maybe they can hold onto the ball and outscore people because they’re certainly not stopping them.” – LaDainian Tomlinson on the Dallas Cowboys’ game plan

“He’s already one of the premier safeties in the league. He has return ability as well and he’s very physical. Complete safety.” – Michael Irvin on San Francisco 49ers safety Eric Reid

“He’s one of the best to ever play on opening day.” – Michael Irvin on San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Anquan Boldin who had eight receptions for 99 yards against the Dallas Cowboys on Sunday

“Matt Ryan played the game of his life in order to beat Drew Brees and the New Orleans Saints.” – Marshall Faulk on Atlanta Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan, who threw for 448 yards and three touchdowns against the New Orleans Saints

“They’re a different team with Julio Jones on the field.” – Michael Irvin on Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Julio Jones who had seven receptions for 116 yards

“Aqib Talib paid dividends. A great free agent pick up. He’s one of the premier corners in the league.” – Deion Sanders on Broncos defensive back Aqib Talib

“They have such an explosive offense. They always feel like they’re in the game. They did not panic and they had a chance to come back and get that win.” – Michael Irvin on the Philadelphia Eagles coming back to beat the Jacksonville Jaguars

“The vision, the patience, the speed, the power – everything. He possesses everything.” – LaDainian Tomlinson on Pittsburgh Steelers running back Le’Veon Bell

“People there’s a new sheriff in town. One of the great running backs in line of Pittsburgh Steelers [and] his name is Le’Veon Bell. He’s on his way people.” – LaDainian Tomlinson on Pittsburgh Steelers running back Le’Veon Bell, who rushed for 109 yards and caught six passes for 88 yards against the Cleveland Browns on Sunday

“Le’Veon Bell, he brings a dimension to this offense that they’ve been missing for a while.” – Marshall Faulk on Pittsburgh Steelers running back Le’Veon Bell

“[Brian] Hoyer, he’s not giving that job up anytime soon. He kept fighting back. That was a good performance.” – Steve Mariucci on Cleveland Browns quarterback Brian Hoyer who threw for 230 yards, one touchdown and no turnovers

“This dude right here is really showing he’s one of the better playmakers in this league.” – Michael Irvin on Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown after catching five passes for 116 yards and a touchdown

“I love him, he is a good corner, but he has to get back to the old Revis or they are going to keep victimizing him. They targeted him several times today. He played a fairly good game but not a great game, and I expect a little more. I know I’m going to get more because he has to get that attitude back. They brought him over there to take them to the next level, not to be an average corner. He’s better than that.”– Deion Sanders on New England Patriots cornerback Darrelle Revis

“We didn’t expect this defense to play like that.” – LaDainian Tomlinson on the New England Patriots after giving up 30 points to the Miami Dolphins

“I still believe this guy was the steal of the draft.” – Michael Irvin on Carolina Panthers wide receiver Kelvin Benjamin who had six receptions for 92 yards and a touchdown against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers

“How many wide receivers do you know that can play at running back as well?” – LaDainian Tomlinson on Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Cordarrelle Patterson who 102 rushing yards and a touchdown to 26 receiving yards

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

- Week 1: Let’s Go Primetime Deion Sanders provides his top 10 performances of Week 1:

http://on.nfl.com/1ojvJG4

- Week 1 GameDay Express – Host Chris Rose and analysts Deion Sanders, Marshall Faulk and Michael Irvin recap an exciting Week 1 thus far:

http://on.nfl.com/1w7QXP1

 

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, Steve Mariucci and LaDainian Tomlinson 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, Michael Irvin and Marshall Faulk 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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