- “It was a little crazy for us to believe Robert Griffin III could step back onto the field and have another great year like he did last year without [a full] offseason. There is a process in the offseason and everyone goes through it and they go through it for a reason. [His struggles] show us why.” – Michael Irvin on Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III who was forced to spend his offseason rehabbing a knee injury rather than participating in team activities
- “At this level, you are not stepping on a football field and dominating without seeing the game over and over and over again. That is what Tom Brady, that is what Peyton Manning spend their offseason doing; they spend the offseason studying plays and learning the game. You have to do that. I am not overly surprised [Robert Griffin III’s] season has gone this way. The quarterback has to time the speed of everyone on the field.” – Michael Irvin on Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III who was forced to miss the entire preseason while rehabbing from a knee injury
- “You cannot win [letting up 30 points a game]. We can blame Robert Griffin III, the offensive line, the inconsistent running game, injuries…. but the defense is just atrocious. You cannot overcome 30 points per game.” – Deion Sanders on the Washington Redskins defense. The Redskins were eliminated from the playoffs tonight with their loss to the New York Giants
- “Cam Newton is changing] the way an MVP candidate looks at the quarterback position. It is not all about 5,000 yards and 50 touchdowns.” – Marshall Faulk on the play of Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton and how his success is changing the perception of what is valuable at the quarterback position
- “Should Nick Foles be mentioned for MVP [consideration] if he continues [on this pace]? What if they get to the playoffs, overtake the Cowboys and he has only thrown one or two interceptions? Just ponder the thought.” – Deion Sanders on Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Nick Foles who has 19 touchdown passes and zero interceptions this season
- “Nick Foles is good; [however,] we all want to see him in extreme conditions, when he up under pressure [and] when adversity is coming, we want to see if he can overcome that.” – Deion Sanders on the Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Nick Foles who has the Eagles at 7-5 this season
- “When Kansas City goes and gets a slot receiver, the Chiefs offense is really going to go to the next level.” – Deion Sanders on what is missing from the Kansas City Chiefs offense
- “Marcus Cooper and Sean Smith got exposed today. [They’re] two of the Chiefs best corners. They can’t be excited about that.” – LaDainian Tomlinson on Kansas City Chiefs defensive backs Marcus Cooper and Sean Smith who struggled in the Chiefs loss to the Denver Broncos
- “The mismatch of [covering] Shane Vereen [in the passing game] will be giving teams trouble [the rest of the season].” – Marshall Faulk on running back Shane Vereen and the New England Patriots offense
On NFL.com the following video clip from NFL GameDay Highlights & NFL GameDay Final are available for viewing
Who’s in the driver’s seat: Panthers or Saints? – Marshall Faulk, Deion Sanders, and Michael Irvin debate who has the edge in the NFC South:
RGIII and Redskins eliminated from the playoffs – Are the NFL GameDay Final analysts shocked that the Washington Redskins have struggled this season? Also, they debate the impact quarterback Robert Griffin III’s rehab had on the team this season:
Week 13 GameDay Express – All of Week 13’s action summed up in a matter of minutes:
Nick Foles for MVP? – Is Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Nick Foles a MVP candidate?
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. Please note: Today, Steve Mariucci did not appear on the show as he was on assignment.
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.