NFL GAMEDAY MORNING
“[The perception] is not good. That’s why I was on the street. That’s why, basically, the contract I have right now is like I’m playing for free.” – Bengals WR Terrell Owens
“I really enjoyed Randy. He meant a lot to this team and personally, I had a good relationship with him.” – Bill Belichick on WR Randy Moss
“They acquired him for a fourth round pick from the Oakland Raiders, got all this production out of him and traded him for a third round pick. That is brilliant.” – Steve Mariucci on Patriots Trade of WR Randy Moss
“I love Sam Bradford. As I watch this young guy, he reminds me of a young Troy Aikman. And he’s already won more games than Troy Aikman did in his rookie season.” – Michael Irvin on Rams QB Sam Bradford
NFL GameDay Morning, the FIRST pregame show on the air Sunday morning is in its third season on the air at 9:00 AM ET, taking viewers straight up to kickoff. New host Rich Eisen joins analysts Michael Irvin, Warren Sapp, Marshall Faulk and Steve Mariucci to bring fans the latest news, injury reports, pregame analysis and game previews.
‘Sunday Sit-Down’ – Michael Irvin 1-on-1 with Bengals WR Terrell Owens:
NFL Network’s Michael Irvin sat down with new Bengals wideout Terrell Owens, who opened up about how he landed in Cincinnati, his relationship with Bengals WR Chad Ochocinco and if the team now has what it takes to win a Super Bowl:
“Why does Tom get a new contract and Randy doesn’t? That baffles me to death. I’ve been down this road before. I went through a situation in San Francisco where I had an option to leave or redo my contact. Jeff Garcia comes to the team, he plays two years there and they redo his contract immediately. They dragged my contract out through the whole summer.” – Terrell Owens on Randy Moss trade and his contract experience
“When I was in Philly, I refused to be overworked and underpaid. To do what I did, rehab my butt off to get back in that Super Bowl, I did that for the organization. I did that for the team, I didn’t do it for any selfish reasons.” – Owens on his experience in Philadelphia
“I really can’t tell you how it makes me feel, but I understand why people didn’t come knocking at my door. It’s because of the perception of who I am as a person…[The perception] is not good. That’s why I was on the street. That’s why basically, the contract I have right now is like I’m playing for free.” – Owens on why he was not picked up by a team this season until late in the summer
“I’m not going to sit here and tell you I’m perfect, but I’m not going to sit here and shoulder all the blame either.” – Owens on his reputation
“The reason I came to Cincinnati is because I want to win a championship and I know they have good pieces here to do it. I have my partner in crime, Chad [Ochocinco] on the other side. I’ve got Cedric Benson in the backfield. I’ve got Carson Palmer throwing the ball to us. I’ve got a defense that can keep people out of the end zone. This is why I came.” – Owens on why he came to Cincinnati
“We’re shooting ourselves in the foot. You can’t question the talent. It starts from the top and works its way down.” – Owens on the Bengals’ 2-2 record
“Trust me, I believe in those guys in the locker room. When we get it together, trust me, it’s going to be hell.” – Owens on the Bengals’ potential
“It’s frustrating because I know for a fact that the talent and the ability are in this locker room. I don’t want it to be taken in the sense that I’m griping. It’s frustrating to lose. That’s not what I came here for.” – Owens on being understood in the Bengals locker room
“I only have one way to deliver it and that is how it comes out of my mouth. It may be a little abrasive when I say it, but it is coming from a good place and that’s what’s wrong with people when I say stuff; People think it is coming from a bad place.” – Owens on his delivery and how he speaks his mind
To view Irvin’s entire interview with Owens, please visit:
‘Sunday Sit-Down’ – Michael Lombardi Interview with Patriots Head Coach Bill Belichick:
NFL Network’s Michael Lombardi goes 1-on-1 with Patriots head coach Bill Belichick, the coach’s first sit down interview since New England’s trade with Minnesota that sent WR Randy Moss back to the Vikings:
“When you put it all together in the pot, it felt like that was the best thing for us to do for our team.” – Belichick on the trade of WR Randy Moss to Minnesota
“I don’t know what we exactly are going forward but we will keep working on it and try to get our playmakers the ball…I think we can score points.” – Belichick on the Patriots offense without Moss
“Are you kidding me? We’re here to win and that’s what we’re going to do.” – Belichick on the thought the Patriots are giving up on the season by trading Randy Moss
“I really enjoyed Randy. He meant a lot to this team and personally, I had a good relationship with him.” – Belichick on coaching Randy Moss
“The Ravens have a great defense. They certainly did a number on us the last time we played them in the Playoffs. We’re going to have to come up with something a lot better than that.” – Belichick on the Patriots facing the Ravens next week
To view Lombardi’s entire interview with Belichick, please visit: http://www.nfl.com/videos/nfl-network-gameday/09000d5d81b2f6ea/Sunday-Sitdown-Bill-Belichick
Quotes from NFL GameDay Morning:
“Anything that’s taking away time of talking and thinking only about your opponent is a distraction…How they handle this distraction is key.” – Michael Irvin on the investigation regarding Brett Favre being a distraction to the Vikings
“Defensively, they’ve always struggled early in the season. Now, you’re seeing those struggles carry over to offense.” – Marshall Faulk on the Indianapolis Colts
“The Colts will win that division. Houston’s defense is not there yet.” – Steve Mariucci on who will win the AFC South
“They acquired him for a fourth-round pick from the Oakland Raiders, got all this production out of him and traded him for a third-round pick. That is brilliant.” – Mariucci on the Patriots trade of WR Randy Moss
“This is their year.” – Faulk on the Houston Texans
“This guy scares defensive coordinators. They stay up at night not knowing what to do because Randy Moss is on the field.” – Irvin on WR Randy Moss
“This is what they do. They replace you someway, somehow.” – Faulk on Bill Belichick and the New England Patriots after trade of WR Randy Moss
“Will he ever say it? No. But will he regret it? Yes.” – Irvin on if Patriots head coach Bill Belichick will regret trading WR Randy Moss
“If this team was the best team in the AFC East, they’d keep Moss, but they’re not the best team in the AFC East.” – Faulk on the New England Patriots
“Cushing is the heartbeat of this defense…Cushing is the playmaker.” – Warren Sapp on the return of the Texans linebacker
“I love Sam Bradford. As I watch this young guy, he reminds me of a young Troy Aikman. And he’s already won more games than Troy Aikman did in his rookie season.” – Irvin on Rams QB Sam Bradford
“We give quarterbacks all the love in the world, but you can only be a great quarterback if there’s someone on the other end making that reception.” – Irvin on wide receivers in the NFL being underappreciated
“Every other position works in both phases of the game full time. Offensive line, quarterback, running back, tight ends; you block, you run, you catch. Most great receivers, they catch, they run, that’s it. I haven’t met a Hall of Fame receiver that blocked well.” – Faulk on wide receivers
“You hear, ‘it’s not just what you say, but how you say it.’ There’s also ‘when you say it and who you say it to.’ He said, ‘I never lied to the media.’ Well maybe he should start.” – Faulk on Irvin’s interview with Terrell Owens
“The perfect hangover pill is Peyton Manning.” – Irvin on the Colts post Super Bowl hangover
“They don’t play a fantasy offense anymore.” – Sapp on the Patriots offense without WR Randy Moss
“Aaron Rodgers is quickly becoming an elite quarterback in this league. As long as he’s there, the Green Bay Packers are on top of that division.” – Irvin on the Green Bay Packers and QB Aaron Rodgers
“The Jets are the most talented team in the league right now.” – Mariucci on the New York Jets
“The Kansas City Chiefs are a total football team. They’re together and have young guys that are following the lead of a great defensive and offensive coordinator.” – Sapp on the Kansas City Chiefs
NFL GameDay Morning Picks For Top Quaterback Under 25:
Steve Mariucci – Matt Ryan, Atlanta Falcons
- “He is the face of the organization; He is the leader of this organization.”
Marshall Faulk – Chad Henne, Miami Dolphins
- “I like his fortitude.”
Warren Sapp – Joe Flacco, Baltimore Ravens
- “He can win ugly or he can turn around and get me 30 a game and that’s what Joe Flacco can do.”
Michael Irvin – Sam Bradford, St. Louis Rams
- “He reminds me of a young Troy Aikman.”
To view the discussion on the ‘Top QBs under 25,’ please visit:
On NFL.com the following video clips from NFL GameDay Morning are available for viewing:
With or Without Moss? – Rich Eisen, Marshall Faulk and the rest of the NFL GameDay Morning crew debate whether the Patriots are better without Randy Moss?
Can the Colts Catch the Texans? – NFL GameDay Morning takes a closer look at the 2-2 Colts as the crew discusses their chances of catching the Texans.
Is Carson holding the Bengals back? – Is Carson Palmer capable of leading the Bengals to a Super Bowl?
Are Wide Receivers Disrespected? – Michael Irvin, Marshall Faulk and the NFL GameDay Morning crew engage in heated debate over whether wide receivers get the respect they deserve.
- Jared Allen Featured Guest on Week 6 Edition of ‘The Rich Eisen Podcast’: Vikings DE and budding culinary expert Jared Allen is the featured guest on the Week 6 edition of ‘The Rich Eisen Podcast’ talk Vikings, adding Randy Moss and his new cookbook, ‘The Quarterback Killer’s Cookbook.’ ‘The Rich Eisen Podcast’ continues to gain popularity with each passing week, hitting No. 1 in both the ‘Sports and Recreation’ and ‘Professional’ category on iTunes following it’s Week 3 episode. NFL GameDay Moring host Rich Eisen expanded his versatile broadcasting career this season with the debut of ‘The Rich Eisen Podcast,’ the first-ever podcast for NFL.com on September 14. Eisen debuts a new podcast each week, available on NFL.com and iTunes, featuring guests from the world of sports, entertainment and news to talk football and all the latest headlines and hot topics.
- ‘The Coaches Show’ is Back: NFL Network’s The NFL Head Coaches is back for its second season airing Mondays at 5:00 PM ET. The weekly half-hour show features former head coaches Brian Billick and Jim Mora who have been on the sidelines and experienced the ups and downs associated with being at the helm of a team in the National Football League. Billick and Mora candidly break down the biggest storylines and decisions behind the final scores of Sunday’s matchups from a head coach’s perspective.
- Sophomore Season Debut of Wildly Popular NFL RedZone: Following a rookie season that changed the way fans watch the NFL forever, NFL RedZone returns for 2010 at 1:00 PM ET/10:00 AM PT. Hosted by Scott Hanson and produced by NFL Network from its state-of-the-art studio in Los Angeles at NFL Network’s headquarters in Los Angeles, NFL RedZone whips around every NFL game on Sunday afternoons delivering the touchdowns and most exciting moments as they happen and in high definition. When a team goes inside the 20-yard line, fans see the crucial plays live. The channel keeps fans up-to-date in real time, switching from game to game with live look-ins, highlights and a chance to see every important play. NFL RedZone has more than quadrupled its distribution roster since its rookie campaign last season with availability on 80 affiliates across the country including: AT&T, Comcast, DISH Network, Cox, Insight, Suddenlink, RCN and Verizon. In addition, the channel is also available at every NFL stadium. For more information visit: http://redzonetv.nfl.com/?icampaign=redzone_mb
- Sunday Night Football Extra Returns: Philadelphia Eagles vs. San Francisco 49ers will stream live on Sunday Night Football Extra on NFL.com and NBCSports.com. Complementing that stream will be a number of extra features to enrich the viewing experience including additional camera angles, in-game highlights, picture-in-picture technology, live statistics and other interactive elements.
NFL GameDay Morning begins the NFL Network schedule on Sundays, which will now be called “NFL GameDay.” Following NFL GameDay Morning will be NFL GameDay StatZone at 1:00 PM ET, NFL GameDay Scoreboard at 4:00 PM ET, NFL GameDay Highlights at 7:30 PM ET and NFL GameDay Final at 11:30 PM ET.
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