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“I’d like to ask Mike Shanahan in private ‘Really, what’s going on here?’”
— Steve Mariucci on Redskins head coach Mike Shanahan replacing quarterback Donovan McNabb with Rex Grossman in closing minutes of Washington’s loss to Detroit
“There’s no reason that Donovan doesn’t know the two-minute drill for the Washington Redskins. I’m baffled by that decision.”
— Steve Mariucci on McNabb being pulled
“I don’t think that was his decision. I think that came from his son [offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan]…That makes no sense to disrespect Donovan McNabb that way.”
— Deion Sanders on Mike Shanahan’s move to replace McNabb with Grossman
“It wasn’t just taking Donovan out. It was bringing Rex Grossman in. All of our eyes have seen enough of Rex Grossman.”
– Michael Irvin on Grossman replacing McNabb
“He’s a pillar of respect in this league. You are going to lose part of the locker room unless you call a team meeting and explain the situation.”
— Deion Sanders on McNabb
“I have never watched a game with such great defensive goal-line play.”
— Michael Irvin on Pittsburgh-New Orleans Sunday night game
“You cannot cover this guy.”
— Michael Irvin on Chargers TE Antonio Gates, who had 123 receiving yards and a touchdown in San Diego’s victory over Tennessee
“He looks like Barry Sanders, you can’t tackle this guy.”
— Steve Mariucci on Titans RB Chris Johnson reversing field on his second-quarter, 29-yard touchdown run
“This guy is a dynamic playmaker.”
— Deion Sanders on Chiefs RB Jamaal Charles, who rushed for 177 yards in Kansas City’s overtime win against Buffalo
“This guy runs north and south and he runs hard. That’s why Belichick loves this guy.”
— Michael Irvin on Patriots RB BenJarvus Green-Ellis, who rushed for 112 yards and two touchdowns in New England’s win over Minnesota
“There is talent on this football team. They have to learn how to play together. They are making the most mistakes in the league.”
— Michael Irvin on the Dallas Cowboys
“This is [now] a nine-game evaluation procedure. Everybody needs to be evaluated.”
— Steve Mariucci on Dallas Cowboys
“These guys look like the Buccaneers defense of old.”
— Deion Sanders on the Bucs, who had two interception-return touchdowns in Tampa Bay’s win over Arizona
Who is the best team in the AFC?
Steve Mariucci: Pittsburgh
Deion Sanders: New York Jets
Michael Irvin: Pittsburgh
*** Additional exclusive video clips from Sunday’s NFL GameDay are available on NFL.com. Click on the video segments. These videos include:
– Let’s Go Primetime: Deion Sanders counts down the top 10 performances from Week 8.
– Shanahan’s Decision: The NFL GameDay Final crew struggles to understand Mike Shanahan’s logic in benching QB Donovan McNabb.
– GameDay: Sunday recap: Fran Charles, Steve Mariucci, Deion Sanders, and Michael Irvin recap the biggest play from every game on Sunday.
– Week 8: RedZone Top 10: Scott Hanson looks back at the 10 best moments from Week 8 on NFL Network’s RedZone.
– And many more Week 8 game highlights and postgame video only on NFL.com.
11:30 PM -1:00 AM ET: NFL GameDay Final
Host: Fran Charles Analysts: Deion Sanders, Steve Mariucci, and Michael Irvin
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