NEW YORK (October 23, 2013) – Pro Football Hall of Famer and NFL ON CBS analyst Dan Marino joins INSIDE THE NFL tonight at 9 p.m. ET/PT on SHOWTIME®. The legendary former Dolphins quarterback joins host James Brown and analysts, All-Pro greats Phil Simms and Cris Collinsworth to break down this week’s hot topics from around the league.
In tonight’s episode, Indianapolis Colts owner Jim Irsay is shown addressing his team in the locker room after their, 39-33, win over the Denver Broncos and Peyton Manning on Sunday night as part of the exclusive NFL Films footage.
Plus, in a special segment called INFL 64, Simms, Collinsworth and Marino rank the top five and bottom five offensive and defensive squads in football today.
Now in its 36th season on television, INSIDE THE NFL will feature a member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame as a guest analyst each week. New episodes premiere every Wednesday night on SHOWTIME through February 5, 2014.
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Following are excerpts from this week’s episode:
From the exclusive NFL Films footage featuring Jim Irsay in the locker room after Sunday’s win over the Denver Broncos…
Jim Irsay: That other guy next door (Peyton Manning) is one of the greats and I have nothing but gratitude towards what he’s done for this team. But today is today. And we all know that we want to go and get this (holding up his right hand with the Super Bowl ring on it). Anyone who doesn’t want more than one of these (again holding up his right hand) shouldn’t wear a horseshoe because that’s what it’s about.
On the comments Irsay made in the locker room and if he should have made them…
Dan Marino: My opinion, no. There is no reason for that. I mean, they won the ballgame. As an owner you have to feel pretty darn lucky to have Peyton Manning for 14 years and win a ring. There are a lot of guys who have played in the NFL and have been great players including me, I feel like I was a good player, and I don’t have a ring. So I don’t think you go there at all.
Cris Collinsworth: You know, why go back? I mean go back in the locker room when they turn off the cameras and go, ‘Like I said guys, I love Peyton Manning but it’s about the ring!’ You know, and use it to fire them up. But I wouldn’t do it on camera, no.
PHIL SIMMS: Let it go. Never say the word. Don’t talk about Super Bowl rings. Don’t bring up Peyton’s name, the other quarterback. Let it go.
As part of the INFL 64 segment: Simms, Collinsworth and Marino top five and bottom five squads:
1. Denver Offense
2. Kansas City Defense
3. Seattle Defense
4. Cincinnati Defense
5. New Orleans Offense
1. Kansas City Defense
2. Denver Offense
3. Carolina Defense
4. Houston Defense
5. Indianapolis Defense
1. Denver Offense
2. Seattle Defense
3. Kansas City Defense
4. Seattle Offense
5. Green Bay Offense
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