“Sometimes it’s not yelling at a guy, it’s putting your arm around a guy.” – Mariota on motivating his teammates
Thursday Night Football – Tennessee Titans vs. Pittsburgh Steelers – Coverage Begins at 7:30 p.m. ET
STAMFORD, Conn. – November 16, 2017 – NBC Sports continues its Thursday Night Football schedule tonight with a pair of division leaders, when the AFC North-leading Pittsburgh Steelers (7-2) host the AFC South-leading Tennessee Titans (6-3) in primetime on NBC. Pre-game coverage starts at 7:30 p.m. ET on NBC with Football Night in Pittsburgh, and features a conversation between Super Bowl-winning head coach Tony Dungy and Titans QB Marcus Mariota.
Thursday Night Football will also be televised by NFL Network and Universo, and streamed live on Amazon Prime Video, NBC Sports Digital, and NFL Digital.
Liam McHugh hosts pre-game coverage of Football Night in Pittsburgh from Heinz Field in Pittsburgh, Pa., alongside Dungy and two-time Super Bowl winner Rodney Harrison.
INTERVIEW: Below are excerpts from Dungy’s interview with Mariota. If used, please note the mandatory credit: “In an exclusive interview airing tonight on Football Night in Pittsburgh.”
TONY DUNGY WITH MARCUS MARIOTA
Dungy: “I know you’re not the most outgoing guy, you’re not one to get on people, but in your job as a quarterback, you have to sometimes. How has that been?”
Mariota: “It’s a process…sometimes it’s not yelling at a guy, it’s putting your arm around a guy. Or, for instance, if there’s a guy that needs to get yelled at, you have to find it in you to do it.”
Dungy: “How do you find that? Because you’re not a yeller. Who was the last guy you yelled at on the field?”
Mariota: “Probably (offensive lineman) Taylor Lewan (laughing). It’s easy with Taylor because he’s that type of guy. He understands that I’m yelling to bring him up.”
Mariota on being a “neat freak” and making his bed at training camp: “It started with my mom and dad. When I was in college, Coach Radcliffe talked about how Nelson Mandela used to make his bed every single day. For me, that confirmed what my parents were talking about, and I don’t think there’s been a day that’s gone by that I haven’t made my bed.”
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–FOOTBALL NIGHT IN PITTSBURGH–