NFL GameDay Final was highlighted by Jeff Darlington who appeared on the program to elaborate on the Miami Dolphins suspending guard Richie Incognito indefinitely due to an investigation into the harassment of Dolphins offensive lineman Jonathan Martin – a story which Darlington broke.
While on NFL Network, Darlington was interviewed by host Chris Rose.
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Reporter Jeff Darlington on NFL GameDay Final:
On his report of Miami Dolphins’ Richie Incognito being suspended:
“Head coach Joe Philbin has advised guard Richie Incognito he has been suspended indefinitely while the NFL continues to investigate this matter. The Dolphins did turn over this situation to the NFL to allow them to thoroughly investigate. Incognito is at the heart of this investigation. As such, Philbin has decided that it is the best interest of the organization is to suspend Richie Incognito indefinitely.”
On if he has spoken with members of the Miami Dolphins:
“I have spoken with Richie Incognito. He is the one that told me he has been suspended indefinitely. While he couldn’t provide me too many details, he was certainly stunned by the decision of the Miami Dolphins to do this. He will continue to await the investigation and he says he will cooperate as needed.”
On Incognito’s reaction:
“I can say he is pretty surprised by it. He is definitely disappointed by it. He will continue to cooperate. At this point, he continues to view this as an ongoing situation. I think in his mind, he considers himself – to be quite frank – to be a friend of Jonathan Martin. I know it might be surprising to some, but this is where it stands right now. So you can imagine Incognito is a very confused person, but one who is dealing with this and hoping that he is eventually able to share his side with NFL investigators. But at this point, very clearly, his career with the Miami Dolphins is in jeopardy.”
On further elaboration if Incognito understands the situation he is involved in:
“As you can imagine, he is very stunned at this point. This has been a very confusing week, to say the least, for Incognito [and] for all involved. This is one that doesn’t just involve Incognito; this is one that involves the entire Miami Dolphins locker room at this point.”
Also on NFL GameDay Final, Houston Texans tackle Duane Brown spoke with NFL Network reporter Steve Wyche regarding the ongoing situation with head coach Gary Kubiak who had to be transported to the hospital at halftime of their game vs. the Indianapolis Colts.
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On if it effected the players not having head coach Gary Kubiak in the second half:
“I don’t think so. We were very concerned at halftime. Actually, we were more motivated, if anything, to go out and get the win. Once we got out there playing again, it didn’t stick around in our minds too much. I don’t think that played in it at all.”
On if there was an impact from not having head coach Gary Kubiak on the sidelines in the second half, since he is primary play caller:
“Maybe. I don’t communicate with coaches that much but that could have had some kind effect on us, now that you bring it up.”
Other Quotes from NFL GameDay Highlights & NFL GameDay Final
– “If you don’t know T.Y. Hilton’s name, you will now.” – Indianapolis Colts quarterback Andrew Luck to NFL Network reporter Steve Wyche following the Colts 27-24 victory over the Houston Texans in which wide receiver T.Y. Hilton had three touchdown receptions
Full Interview: http://on.nfl.com/1hGvZ0W
– “We can say what we want, but T.Y. Hilton broke the Texans back. That is what it was.” – Deion Sanders on Indianapolis Colts wide reciever T.Y. Hilton’s three touchdown receptions being the reason the Houston Texans surrendered a 24-6 lead and lost 27-24 to the Colts
-“This Pittsburgh Steelers team is getting on my nerves. When these guys don’t [get the message] from a born leader like [Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike] Tomlin, it is time to get rid of some of these dudes.” – Deion Sanders on the Pittsburgh Steelers who are 2-6 on the season after losing 55-31 to the New England Patriots
– “The Steelers are playing atrocious. I really mean that, they are playing horrific. They have to get rid of some of those dudes. It is over.” – Deion Sanders on the Pittsburgh Steelers Deion Sanders on the Pittsburgh Steelers who are 2-6 on the season after losing 55-31 to the New England Patriots
-“The parallel with Chris Johnson: if you give him space, he will use that great speed he has [and] if you don’t, he has nowhere to run and he doesn’t want to run sometimes. When there is no blocking, he will not create like I use to see Chris Johnson create. He will not create space for himself; he will just give up on the play. He has the ability to be a top 5 running back, but he has to have the mindset first to be a top 5 running back.” – LaDainian Tomlinson on Tennessee Titans running back Chris Johnson who had 23 carries for 150 yards and two touchdowns in a 28-21 victory over the St. Louis Rams
-“I say the NFC East will come down to who has the best defense and right now… nobody does. Nobody is playing good defense.” – Deion Sanders on the NFC East
– “We talk about what [New England Patriots quarterback Tom] Brady doesn’t have, but we never talk about what Geno Smith doesn’t have and he doesn’t have much.” – Michael Irvin on the New York Jets and quarterback Geno Smith. The Jets are now 5-4 on the season after defeating the Saints 26-20
-“Dwayne Bowe is their guy and I see him drop too many passes. If this team is going to go far, they are going to need Bowe to be better at catching the football.” – Marshall Faulk on Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver Dwayne Bowe who has only 26 receptions on the year
On NFL.com the following video clips from NFL GameDay Highlights & NFL GameDay Final are available for viewing:
Steelers getting on Deion Sanders’ nerves – Deion Sanders expresses his disgust with the Pittsburgh Steelers and offers advice to the team:
How did the Texans give up lead in 2nd half – Deion Sanders, Marshall Faulk, and Michael Irvin discuss what could have caused the Texans to give up a 24-6 lead and lose 27-24 against the Indianapolis Colts:
Is Foles the answer at QB for the Eagles? – The NFL GameDay Final analysts discuss both Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Nick Foles’ historic day and his future as the leader of the Eagles:
Impact of John Fox’s absence – Deion Sanders and Michael Irvin discuss how the Denver Broncos will be affected by the sudden absence of their head coach John Fox:
He’s a beast: T.Y. Hilton: Indianapolis Colts wide receiver T.Y. Hilton scorched the Houston Texans by racking up three touchdowns in a comeback victory. Michael Irvin breaks down the performance:
Week 9: Let’s Go Primetime – Join Deion Sanders as he picks out the best performances from Week 9 of the NFL season:
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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.
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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 LaDainian Tomlinson 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.