Quotable from Week 8 Edition of The Coaches Show on NFL Network
(Airs Mondays at 6:30 PM ET with replays at 8:30 and 10:00 PM ET)
Steve Mariucci 1-on-1 with Eagles Head Coach Andy Reid:
“Brian Westbrook has been the best thing for LeSean McCoy.” – Andy Reid on the development on rookie RB LeSean McCoy
“Donovan’s leadership has never been greater than it is right now.” – Andy Reid on Eagles QB Donovan McNabb
“Sean is doing a fantastic job. I can’t think of a better way to handle a situation more gracefully and graciously than he has. He’s very respectful of Jim and all the things Jim taught him, but at the same time he’s put his name on the defensive scheme…it’s a great combination.” – Andy Reid on Eagles defensive coordinator Sean McDermott, who replaced the late Jim Johnson
“He’s one of the great players in the history of the National Football League. Sometimes crazy things happen in this business from a management standpoint and not everybody understands why things take place. But it’s great to see that both teams are having success and that Brett’s having success. (Steve), I don’t think you and I would be where we are without that guy and we owe a lot to him.” – Andy Reid on Vikings QB Brett Favre and Favre’s impact on his and Steve Mariucci’s coaching career
Steve Mariucci 1-on-1 with Bengals Head Coach Marvin Lewis:
“We know it’s going to be a very physical football game. Every time we play, it’s the team that takes care of the ball the best and has opportunities to be successful in the red zone that comes away with a victory.” – Marvin Lewis on the Bengals upcoming Week 9 matchup vs. Baltimore
“Everyday it’s something new…he’s playing his tail off and he’s back to the ‘85’ I knew when I first got to Cincinnati in 2003. I’m just loving everything he’s doing on the field right now.” – Marvin Lewis on his relationship with Bengals WR Chad Ochocinco and his productivity this season
“This game lived up to its billing.” – Steve Mariucci on Vikings vs. Packers
“It’s going to be one of the great memories Brett Favre has in Lambeau Field.” – Steve Mariucci on the Vikings’ 38-26 win at Green Bay
“They’re making things happen on defense instead of sitting back and hoping something good happens…they really looked like the defense from last year.” – Mike Martz on the Tennessee Titans defense
“You have to have some position flexibility. If you can’t catch a lot of passes, you can contribute in the return game.” – Steve Mariucci on Dolphins WR Ted Ginn Jr.
“The 49ers defensive front took him to the woodshed. They really did a great job.” – Mike Martz on the 49ers defensive performance against Colts QB Peyton Manning
*** Additional exclusive video clips from Monday’s The Coaches Show and highlights from Week 8 are available on NFL.com. These videos include:
– Steve Mariucci talks with Bengals head coach Marvin Lewis as Cincinnati leads the AFC North and prepares for a Week 9 battle with division rival Baltimore
– Steve Mariucci’s 1-on-1 interview with Vikings QB Brett Favre
– And many more Week 8 game highlights and postgame video only on NFL.com.
6:30-7:00 & 8:30-9:00 PM ET Monday: The Coaches Show (HD)
Host: Charles Davis Analysts: Mike Martz and Steve Mariucci
The Coaches Show takes an inside look at the previous Sunday’s games, analyzing the big plays and tough decisions made by NFL head coaches on the sidelines in a 30-minute, roundtable program (Replays at 8:30 and 10:00 PM ET Mondays).
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