News & Sound Bites from Super Bowl Sunday Edition of NFL Network’s ‘NFL GameDay Morning’

NFL-Gameday-LogoNEWS & SOUND BITES FROM SUPER BOWL SUNDAY EDITION OF

NFL GAMEDAY MORNING

PART 1 OF 3

9:00 AM – 12 Noon ET

Quotes from NFL GameDay Morning

“The better team is the San Francisco 49ers. When you put [the individual position advantages] all together, I don’t think it is that evenly matched.”Kurt Warner on Super Bowl XLVII

“The defense does not define the Baltimore Ravens. They are physical, but not intimidating [or] consistent.”Deion Sanders on the Baltimore Ravens

- “The Baltimore Ravens have to stop the run by not bringing Bernard Pollard up [near the line of scrimmage] so the San Francisco 49ers don’t go over the top.”Brian Billick on the Baltimore Ravens’ defensive strategy

- “There will be a game changing decision – like Sean Payton’s onside kick – one of the Harbaugh brothers will have to make which will separate them.”Steve Mariucci on the battle of Jim and John Harbaugh in Super Bowl XLVII

- “Joe Flacco’s mentality brought the Ravens to the next level. Maybe he realized it was ‘put up or shut up’ time regarding his contract situation.”Deion Sanders on what has changed in the Baltimore Ravens offense since Jim Caldwell was named offensive coordinator

- “The 49ers have the best linebacker group [in the NFL].” – Steve Mariucci on the San Francisco 49ers linebackers

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

Super Bowl XLVII key matchups – Don’t miss the key matchups to look out for as the Baltimore Ravens and San Francisco 49ers battle in out in Super Bowl XLVII:

http://www.nfl.com/videos/nfl-network-gameday/0ap2000000134600/Super-Bowl-XLVII-key-matchups

Joe Flacco’s contract statusSteve Wyche and Ian Rapoport have the latest on Baltimore Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco’s contract status:

http://www.nfl.com/videos/nfl-network-gameday/0ap2000000134601/Joe-Flacco-s-contract-status

Flacco vs. Kaepernick – Would you rather have Baltimore Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco or San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick on your team? The NFL GameDay Morning analysts debate:

http://www.nfl.com/videos/nfl-network-gameday/0ap2000000134602/Flacco-vs-Kaepernick

Does defense define the Baltimore Ravens – Former NFL running back Jerome Bettis and Brian Billick join NFL GameDay Morning to debate if defense defines the Baltimore Ravens:

http://www.nfl.com/videos/nfl-network-gameday/0ap2000000134603/Does-defense-define-the-Ravens

 

Biggest challenges for the Harbaugh brothers – What are the biggest challenges for the Harbaugh brothers? Rich Eisen and Steve Mariucci weigh in:

http://www.nfl.com/videos/nfl-network-gameday/0ap2000000134604/Biggest-challenges-for-the-Harbaugh-brothers

What does Alex Smith’s future hold? – What does the future hold for San Francisco 49ers quarterback Alex Smith? Steve Wyche and Ian Rapoport chime in with their predictions as to where Smith will land next season:

http://www.nfl.com/videos/nfl-network-gameday/0ap2000000134605/What-does-Alex-Smith-s-future-hold

On Super Bowl Sunday, NFL Network’s NFL GameDay Morning started at 9:00 AM ET, with host Rich Eisen and analysts Marshall Faulk, Kurt Warner, Warren Sapp, Michael Irvin and Steve Mariucci live from the Mercedes-Benz Superdome.  Additionally, host Melissa Stark was joined by Deion Sanders, Brian Billick, and Jerome Bettis on NFL Network’s second set inside the Superdome. Ian Rapoport and Steve Wyche provided reports on the San Francisco 49ers and Baltimore Ravens, while Kimberly Jones reported from the Ravens’ team hotel and Stacey Dales reported from the 49ers’ team hotel. Amber Theoharis was joined by Willie McGinest and Shaun O’Hara at the NFL Experience.

NEWS & SOUND BITES FROM SUPER BOWL SUNDAY EDITION OF NFL GAMEDAY MORNING

PART 2 OF 3

12 Noon – 3:00 PM ET

Quotes from NFL GameDay Morning

“Ray Lewis is the face, he’s the attitude – he’s everything – and they’re trying to send him out on top. I believe that they will.” – Deion Sanders on Baltimore Ravens linebacker Ray Lewis, who plans to retire after Super Bowl XLVII

“When Ray Lewis announced his retirement, he raised the level of play of all of these guys. I give Ray all of the credit for getting this team right where they are.” – Michael Irvin on the Baltimore Ravens’ run to Super Bowl XLVII

- “I would have loved to play with him.” – Brett Favre on Baltimore Ravens linebacker Ray Lewis

“You want to dictate to him and I don’t think they have the personnel to be able to attack and dictate to Colin Kaepernick for four quarters.” – Warren Sapp on the Baltimore Ravens facing San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick

“He might not step on this field to play but he should understand he had a huge role and a huge responsibility in teaching this team that they could be a championship football team.” – Kurt Warner on San Francisco 49ers backup quarterback Alex Smith

“Absolutely there is a future. You look at the production these [quarterbacks] are putting up week after week, and the stress that it puts on defenses.” – Brett Favre on if there is a future for the pistol offense in the NFL

 

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

The Harbaugh DNA – Childhood friends of the Harbaugh brothers, John and Jeff Minick, share their childhood experiences that have molded John and Jim into winners:

http://www.nfl.com/videos/nfl-network-gameday/0ap2000000134466/The-Harbaugh-DNA

Brett Favre returns to the Superdome – The NFL GameDay Morning crew catches up with Brett Favre as he returns to the Superdome, where he won his only Super Bowl title:

http://www.nfl.com/videos/nfl-network-gameday/0ap2000000134607/Brett-Farve-returns-to-the-Superdome

How does winning a Super Bowl change your life? – The NFL GameDay Morning crew talks about how winning a Super Bowl can effect a player’s career in the NFL along with when they are done playing:

http://www.nfl.com/videos/nfl-network-gameday/0ap2000000134608/How-does-winning-a-Super-Bowl-change-your-life

What is the future of the pistol offense? – Can the pistol offense survive in the NFL? Brett Favre weighs in:

http://www.nfl.com/videos/nfl-network-gameday/0ap2000000134612/What-is-the-future-of-the-pistol-offense

Niners to have new offensive plan? – Are the San Francisco 49ers going to tweak their pistol offense and surprise the Baltimore Ravens? Steve Wyche and Ian Rapoport have the latest news surrounding Super Bowl XLVII:

http://www.nfl.com/videos/nfl-network-gameday/0ap2000000134651/Niners-to-have-new-offensive-plan

Health & Safety of the Game: Jacksonville Jaguars wide receiver Laurent Robinson Andrea Kremer reports on Jacksonville Jaguars wide receiver Laurent Robinson’s concussion and recovery process on NFL GameDay Morning:

http://www.nfl.com/videos/nfl-network-gameday/0ap2000000134606/Health-and-Safety-of-the-game-Laurent-Robinson

NEWS & SOUND BITES FROM SUPER BOWL SUNDAY EDITION OF NFL GAMEDAY MORNING

PART 3 OF 3

3:00 PM – 5:30 PM ET

Quotes from NFL GameDay Morning

“Ray Lewis will go down as one of the greatest leaders ever.” Michael Irvin on Baltimore Ravens linebacker Ray Lewis who is playing in his final game tonight.

- “When people talk about leadership, they are going to talk about how Ray Lewis did it.” – Marshall Faulk on Baltimore Ravens linebacker Ray Lewis who is playing in his final game tonight.

- “I would rather not get to the Super Bowl, then to get to the Super Bowl and then lose.” – Darren Sharper

“The better team is the San Francisco 49ers. When you put [the individual position advantages] all together, I don’t think it is that evenly matched.”Kurt Warner on Super Bowl XLVII

“The defense does not define the Baltimore Ravens. They are physical, but not intimidating [or] consistent.”Deion Sanders on the Baltimore Ravens

- “There will be a game changing decision – like Sean Payton’s onside kick – one of the Harbaugh brothers will have to make which will separate them.”Steve Mariucci on the battle of Jim and John Harbaugh in Super Bowl XLVII

“He might not step on this field to play but he should understand he had a huge role and a huge responsibility in teaching this team that they could be a championship football team.” – Kurt Warner on San Francisco 49ers backup quarterback Alex Smith

“Absolutely there is a future for the pistol offense. You look at the production these [quarterbacks] are putting up week after week, and the stress that it puts on defenses.” – Brett Favre on if there is a future for the pistol offense in the NFL

NFL Network Super Bowl Picks

Marshall Faulk – Ravens

Warren Sapp – 49ers

Kurt Warner – 49ers

Michael Irvin – 49ers

Steve Mariucci – 49ers

Deion Sanders – Ravens

Brian Billick – Ravens

Willie McGinest – 49ers

Shaun O’Hara – 49ers

Darren Sharper – Ravens

Heath Evans – Ravens

Melissa Stark – Ravens

 

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

One-on-one with John HarbaughBrian Billick sits down with the Baltimore Ravens head coach John Harbaugh to talk about is preparation for Super Bowl XLVII:

http://www.nfl.com/videos/nfl-network-gameday/0ap2000000134473/One-on-one-with-John-Harbaugh

Niners to have new offensive plan? – Are the San Francisco 49ers going to tweak their pistol offense and surprise the Baltimore Ravens? Steve Wyche and Ian Rapoport have the latest news surround Super Bowl XLVII:

http://www.nfl.com/videos/nfl-network-gameday/0ap2000000134651/Niners-to-have-new-offensive-plan

Most overlooked Super Bowl XLVII storyline – With so many intriguing storylines surrounding the Super Bowl, which one is the most overlooked? Deion Sanders and Brian Billick give you some topics to be aware of:

http://www.nfl.com/videos/nfl-network-gameday/0ap2000000134662/Most-overlooked-Super-Bowl-XLVII-storyline

The Lewis Legacy – Win or lose, Ray Lewis will walk off the field as one of the greatest players in NFL History. The NFL GameDay Morning crew breaks down the star’s legacy and impact he had on the game of football:

http://www.nfl.com/videos/nfl-network-gameday/0ap2000000134696/The-Lewis-Legacy

Word on the Street: Super Bowl XLVIIGerry Sandusky of the Ravens Radio Network and Ted Robinson of the 49ers Radio Network give you he word in the street surrounding Super Bowl XLVII:

http://www.nfl.com/videos/nfl-network-gameday/0ap2000000134707/Word-on-the-Street-Super-Bowl-XLVII

NFL GameDay Morning goes back to high schoolNFL GameDay Morning flashes back and takes a look at the crew’s high school pictures:

http://www.nfl.com/videos/nfl-network-gameday/0ap2000000134718/NFL-GameDay-Morning-goes-back-to-high-school

Who has the advantage: Super Bowl XLVII– Who has the advantage in Super Bowl XLVII, the Baltimore Ravens or San Francisco 49ers? The NFL GameDay Morning analysts give you their picks:

http://www.nfl.com/videos/nfl-network-gameday/0ap2000000134727/Who-has-the-advantage-Super-Bowl-XLVII

Olivia Munn joins the crew – Actress Olivia Munn joins NFL GameDay Morning to share her thoughts on Super Bowl XLVII and reflect on Munn’s history as a sports journalist:

http://www.nfl.com/videos/nfl-network-gameday/0ap2000000134740/Olivia-Munn-joins-the-crew

Best of Favre on set – Catch the very best moments of Brett Favre on the NFL GameDay Morning set from NFL Network’s pregame Super Bowl XLVII coverage:

http://www.nfl.com/videos/nfl-network-gameday/0ap2000000134743/Best-of-Favre-on-set

NFL GameDay Morning: Bold Predictions – Find out what bold predictions the NFL GameDay Morning crew has for Super Bowl XLVII:

http://www.nfl.com/videos/nfl-network-gameday/0ap2000000134734/NFL-GameDay-Morning-Bold-Predictions

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