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Inside The NFL Premieres Tonight, Tuesday, Nov. 11 at 9 p.m. ET/PT on SHOWTIME®
NEW YORK (Nov. 11, 2014) – This week’s installment of INSIDE THE NFL premieres tonight at 9 p.m. ET/PT on SHOWTIME. Host Greg Gumbel is joined by CBS analysts Phil Simms and Boomer Esiason and current Chicago Bears wide receiver Brandon Marshall in-studio to discuss an action-packed NFL Week 10.
The 11th episode of INSIDE THE NFL is highlighted by the Chicago Bears situation, the new wide receiver era in the NFL, Philadelphia Eagles’ Mark Sanchez and whether you can win it all with a backup quarterback.
Plus, take a behind scenes peek at Dallas Cowboys Head Coach Jason Garrett, who was wired for sound during last Sunday’s game against the Jacksonville Jaguars.
INSIDE THE NFL is produced by CBS Sports and NFL Films. The executive producers are Sean McManus, Chairman, CBS Sports, Ross Ketover and Pat Kelleher of NFL Films. Pete Radovich Jr., the Emmy Award-winning Creative Director for CBS Sports, serves as coordinating producer.
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BELOW ARE SELECT HIGHLIGHTS FROM THIS WEEK’S EDITION
On The Chicago Bears vs. Green Bay Packers …
Brandon Marshall – “[I came out of that game] a little banged up. Ankle sprain. But I’ll be alright. I’ll be out thereon Sunday, ready to roll. And it was tough. [Did] you see those highlights? Man, that was probably one of the most demoralizing games I’ve been in. I mean, I’m at a loss for words. I think everyone is at this point… When adversity hits, what type of person are you going to be? Are you going to give up or are you going to fight? And that’s where we are at right now.… Life is tough right now. You know, walking outside, going to the grocery stores, looking at the fans in the eyes. This is bad all around.
“Confidence is everything. It doesn’t matter if you are in professional sports, or if you are the CEO, or if you are a teacher, or if you are starting a new company. Confidence is everything. And when you lose your confidence, it’s over. You don’t have a chance. And right now, that’s where we are at.
“It all starts with confidence. When you are looking at 3-6, there’s not much hope. There’s not much confidence. That’s just the reality of this. It has nothing to do with the Chicago Bears. It’s just the reality of life.”
Boomer Esiason – “Lambeau Field to the Bears is what the Houston Astrodome used to be to us and the Cincinnati Bengals and it was called “The House of Pain” back in the day. Nobody inflicted more pain on us than the Houston Oilers under Jerry Glanville, Warren Moon and all those great teams they had down there. And there’s nothing more demoralizing. You are right. You can’t go out. You can’t go to your local supermarket. You can’t go to the movies theater without somebody saying something to you. It’s a hard reality. And it’s harsh that you have to sit here every Tuesday, your day off. You chose to come here and speak to us about football. People don’t realize. Tuesday is your day off. You can run away. You haven’t run away. You showed up and I give you credit for that.”
Phil Simms – “The game is about adversity, right? If it can go wrong, it will go wrong in the NFL for teams and players. So, you know you have to deal with that. And how do you deal with that? … To me there’s only one way to do it. To be really quiet and just work and try to remedy the situation and win football games … What do you do about situations like that? You don’t go out. People are going to say things. And if you are not prepared for it, you are going to react badly. So, there’s only one thing, you go in that building, put your head down, work hard and try to fix what’s wrong with your football team … My dad told me this once, ‘If you are going to go down, go down your way.’ … Go down trying.”
On Pittsburgh’s Mike Mitchell Victory Formation Jump Last Sunday Against N.Y Jets …
Boomer Esiason – “That’s a cheap shot. The way that the officials protected Ben Roethlisberger in the game and did not protect Mike Vick, I can totally understand why Rex Ryan and all the N.Y. Jets were upset at the end of that game.”
On Mark Sanchez and the Philadelphia Eagles …
Boomer Esiason – “I saw Mark Sanchez up close and personal last night and I have never seen him look that comfortable as he did when he was a Jets quarterback. And there’s a reason for that. Because there’s an expectation in Philadelphia. If you are going to play quarterback, you are going to throw the ball. It’s going to be spread out and there’s not going to be a lot of thinking. It’s going to be hurry-up offense, something very near and dear to my heart, and I love that. He seems to excel in that situation.”
Phil Simms – “It’s a whole different scenario for Mark Sanchez. Look, it was a defensive coach in New York, now he’s playing for an offensive coach. They teach the quarterback differently.”
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