NFL GAMEDAY MORNING
“I love his approach to the game. He’s very confident, we know that, but he’s also very coachable.” – Steve Mariucci on Jets QB Mark Sanchez
“Make him accountable. Keep him as a part of the team, not just a guy lining up on the outside waiting to catch the ball deep. It’s up to the guys in the locker room. Those 52 other guys must step forward and make Moss accountable.” – Marshall Faulk on WR Randy Moss
“This defensive line is a force to be reckoned with and Suh is the catalyst.” – Warren Sapp on the Lions defense and DT Ndamukong Suh
“[I’m] not really interested in giving out bulletin board material; it’s more about us. It’s about how we feel and about our character. Someone has got to go out and be number one, why not us? That’s been our mentality the whole time.” – Raheem Morris on his comments that Tampa Bay is the best team in the NFC
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 Sitdown’ – Steve Mariucci 1-on-1 with Jets QB Mark Sanchez:
NFL Network’s Steve Mariucci goes 1-on-1 with Jets QB Mark Sanchez to discuss how the second-year quarterback is taking the reins in New York and his unique relationship with Jets head coach Rex Ryan.
“Monday was our day to be upset, but after Monday there’s a 24-hour rule, it’s over. Everyone owned up to their mistakes and we’re ready to bounce back.” – Sanchez on the Jets’ 9-0 loss to Green Bay in Week 8
“The best in the world. He is the epitome of blunt force trauma. He’ll never sweep anything under the rug. He’ll never hide anything from you. He tells you exactly what he’s thinking, good or bad.” – Sanchez on what it’s like playing for head coach Rex Ryan
“There’s no tippy-toeing around the fact that they moved up in the draft to get me. They pay you really well and now you have to play and perform. ‘Things are riding on you, kid.’ That’s what Rex will say. He’s never shy about saying.” – Sanchez on being called ‘Sanchise’
Mariucci: Do you have a girlfriend?
Sanchez: No, sir. Well, yes, a serious girlfriend.
Mariucci: Oh, you had to qualify that?
Sanchez: It’s the New York Jets. I’m dating the Jets and our season. And I don’t need a mistress.
“Absolutely. Without a doubt, we can definitely do it. We play like we can, we can do it.” – Sanchez on if the New York Jets can go to the Super Bowl
Mariucci: Will the Jets win the Super Bowl?
Sanchez: We better.
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Quotes from NFL GameDay Morning:
“He gives you something on the football field you can’t simulate in practice.” – Warren Sapp on WR Randy Moss
“This is the only ‘run team’ he’s ever been on. With a young quarterback, [Tennessee] doesn’t throw the ball as much as the teams Moss have been on, so it will be interesting to see how they incorporate him into their scheme.” – Steve Mariucci on WR Randy Moss being acquired by the Tennessee Titans
“You can lose a team when you do a guy like Donovan [McNabb] – who’s well-liked in your locker room – wrong.” – Marshall Faulk on Redskins head coach Mike Shanahan decision to bench QB Donovan McNabb in final minutes versus Detroit
“Peyton Manning has done a great job orchestrating this team and on Monday Night [Football], we got a chance to see exactly why this guy is great. His blankie was taken away [with the loss of] Dallas Clark and he finds another one in Jacob Tamme.” – Faulk on Colts QB Peyton Manning
“This kid is the real deal. He gives them hope for the future.” – Mariucci on Buccaneers QB Josh Freeman
“I love his approach to the game. He’s very confident, we know that, but he’s also very coachable.” – Mariucci on Jets QB Mark Sanchez
“Yes, and I had him on my team one side. What he does for your locker room is he energizes the entire place and you know what you get from Moss.” – Sapp on if he would want Randy Moss on his team
“You have to know how to approach a guy like Randy Moss and he’ll give you what he has.” – Michael Irvin on WR Randy Moss
“Make him accountable. Keep him as a part of the team, not just a guy lining up on the outside waiting to catch the ball deep. It’s up to the guys in the locker room. Those 52 other guys must step forward and make Moss accountable.” – Faulk on WR Randy Moss
“They’re running the football with conviction and that’s why the Oakland Raiders are 4-4.” – Faulk on the Oakland Raiders
“This defensive line is a force to be reckoned with and Suh is the catalyst.” – Sapp on the Lions defense
“Their offensive line is bad and when you’re offensive line is bad, it’s hard to run the football and it’s hard to throw the football. The only that’s easy to do is turn the football over and that’s what they’ve been doing.” – Faulk on the Chicago Bears
“They do need a culture change at the end of the season.” – Irvin on the Dallas Cowboys
“Chilly has lost this team…It’s done with him. I just don’t see guys responding to what he has to say.” – Faulk on head coach Brad Childress and the Minnesota Vikings
“Show me that you can win with your ‘B’ players because Peyton Manning’s doing it, Tom Brady’s doing it. They’re finding other ways to get it done.” – Faulk on Chargers QB Philip Rivers
Michael Lombardi News Report:
Percy Harvin and Brad Childress got into what they termed to me as a ‘discussion’ about Percy’s ankle injury. He’s not operating at full speed, he’s moving very gingerly, but he is going to dress today. Childress wanted him to go more full speed at Friday’s practice, but not sure if Harvin has full speed in him right now. As one executive in the National Football League told me, dysfunction runs rampant here in Minneapolis and it could cost Childress to lose his job as early as tomorrow.
Super Bowl Pick Comparisons: The NFL GameDay Morning crew takes a look back at their Week 1 Super Bowl predictions and gets a chance to revise their selection at the midpoint of the 2010 season
Week 1 Pick Midseason Pick
Marshall Faulk Packers vs. Ravens Same
Steve Mariucci Colts vs. Saints New York Jets vs. New York Giants
Warren Sapp Colts vs. Packers Same
Michael Irvin Chargers vs. Packers New York Giants vs. Pittsburgh Steelers
Steve Wyche Pregame 1-on-1 with Buccaneers Head Coach Raheem Morris:
“Not really interested in giving out bulletin board material; it’s more about us. It’s about how we feel and about our character. Someone has got to go out and be number one, why not us? That’s been our mentality the whole time.” – Morris on his comments that Tampa Bay is the best team in the NFC
“I talk to these guys all the time about playing fast, playing hard, playing smart and playing consistent. When we do those things, we can play with anybody.” – Morris on his team’s mentality
On NFL.com the following video clips from NFL GameDay Morning are available for viewing:
Has Shanahan lost his team? – NFL GameDay Morning discusses Mike Shanahan’s latest shenanigans and what it means for the Redskins.
Midseason report – The NFL GameDay Morning crew looks back at their preseason predictions and re-evaluates their Super Bowl picks.
Biggest surprise in AFC? – NFL GameDay Morning discusses the biggest surprise in the AFC.
Is Moss worth the trouble? – As Randy Moss joins his third team of the 2010 season, NFL GameDay Morning debates if he is worth the risk for the Titans.
- Charles Barkley and Bill Simmons Join ‘The Rich Eisen Podcast’: The Week 10 edition of ‘The Rich Eisen Podcast’ has no shortage of opinions with the always entertaining Charles Barkley and Bill Simmons as featured guests. ‘The Rich Eisen Podcast’ continues to gain popularity with each passing week, becoming a mainstay at the top of the ‘Sports and Recreation’ and ‘Professional’ category each week on iTunes. 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: Dallas Cowboys vs. Green Bay Packers 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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