The Sunday NFL pregame quotage is starting to trickle in. Hello. Good Morning. Every time I think of NFL Gameday Morning, I think of their open. Unfortunately, it’s not available online otherwise I would embed it here.
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News and Sound Bites From Week 8 Edition ofNFL GAMEDAY MORNING“That sounds like a coach that wants to drive someone to the airport, not pick him up.” – Rich Eisen on Brad Childress’ Postgame Comments Regarding QB Brett Favre“Run the football and stop the run. That may not be exciting with the passing game of Peyton Manning, but that old school philosophy is winning and thriving and it will dominate today.” – Steve Mariucci“The game got better because we asked the players to go back to your fundamentals, go to what you were taught.” – Warren Sapp on Players Adjusting to League’s Stricter Enforcement of Rules Against Illegal Hits“I don’t think he’s pressing too much. He’s got a very high expectation level as to how he wants to perform and how he sees our offense performing.” – Payton on Saints QB Drew Brees‘NFL GameDay Morning’ Analysts Offer Their Top Five Players of All TimeNFL 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.Quotes from NFL GameDay Morning:“That sounds like a coach that wants to drive someone to the airport, not pick him up.” – Rich Eisen on Vikings head coach Brad Childress’ postgame comments regarding QB Brett Favre following Vikings’ 28-24 loss to Green Bay Week 7“He threw the guy that is driving the bus under the bus and that’s a recipe for a crash and burn.” – Mariucci on Vikings head coach Brad Childress’ postgame comments regarding QB Brett Favre“This has got to be Chilly’s decision, not Brett’s, not anybody else’s. Chilly has got to say, ‘I will determine who my starting quarterback is Brett and you will sit or start based on my opinion.’ Chilly’s got to be tough enough to say that.” – Mariucci on Vikings head coach Brad Childress’ decision to sit or start QB Brett Favre“The game got better because we asked the players to go back to your fundamentals, go to what you were taught. We saw in Week 7 that they came out and did that.” – Warren Sapp on players adjusting to the league’s stricter enforcement of rules against illegal hits“This guy is an intellectual quarterback who understands zone blitzing and the game of football. With the receivers that he has, he’ll spread out the Pittsburgh Steelers defense and he will be effective.” – Michael Irvin on Saints QB Drew Brees“There’s an old school philosophy in this league; Run the football and stop the run. That may not be exciting with the passing game of Peyton Manning, but that old school philosophy is winning and thriving and it will dominate today.” – Mariucci on league-leading rush teams in the NFLTeams Rushing More Than Passing (this season)Rush plays Pass Plays % RushChiefs** 211 158 57.2Steelers** 185 147 55.7Titans** 216 188 53.5Jets** 193 188 50.7Raiders 236 233 50.3**teams leading their division“If the Cowboys were to make it to the Super Bowl, Jerry [Jones] would get all the praise. So why are we overlooking Jerry because he’s shopping for the groceries now?” – Marshall Faulk on the issues in Dallas“When the Chargers get going, they are the best in the league and those number one rankings prove it.” – Irvin on the San Diego Chargers ranking first in the league in total offense, total defense and passing yards“It’s not just one guy. Tennessee puts a plethora of defensive linemen out there that rush the passer.” – Sapp on the Titans defensive line“We’ve seen him play and play well when he’s had any type of injury or was questionable; Brett Favre has shown up and had those memorable games that we love him for. These are the situations where when he’s injured, his focus gets better.” – Faulk on Vikings QB Brett Favre“If he wins this game at New England with [Tom] Brady [having] 23 wins in a row at home, this will be one of his signature wins.” – Mariucci on Vikings QB Brett Favre“Ultimately, it falls on the head coach and it’s never going to be any different. That’s why when you sign your name to the dotted line as a head coach, you’re ultimately responsible for all facets of your football team.” – Mariucci on who’s to blame in Dallas for Cowboys’ 1-5 record“You take it one game at a time and it’s never been more true for the Dallas Cowboys. You can’t win the division today. You can’t go to the Super Bowl in your own house today. You have to win one football game. That’s where their focus has to be and should have been all week.” – Mariucci on the Dallas Cowboys“These guys are masters in 1-on-1 coverage.” – Irvin on Packers WRs Greg Jennings and Donald Driver“Most of the time, we use the Super Bowl champions as a measuring stick. Here, the Saints cannot lose this game and they have to use the Pittsburgh Steelers as a measuring stick.” – Irvin on the Steelers vs. Saints“Two things Albert Haynesworth needs to do – shut up and play.” – Sapp on Haynesworth’s comments this week“These two teams could very well end up in the Super Bowl together.” – Mariucci on the New York Giants and New York JetsAnalysts’ Pick for Most Likely Super Bowl Contender – Giants or Jets?Marshall Faulk – New York JetsWarren Sapp – New York GiantsSteve Mariucci – New York JetsMichael Irvin – New York GiantsKara Henderson Pregame 1-on-1 with Saints QB Sean Payton:“Certainly there’s a frustration level when our record is 4-3. The players on this team, all of us, coaches included, have a high bar. When you start a new season after a Super Bowl championship, you know it’s going to be challenging.” – Payton on the Saints 4-3 record“I don’t think he’s pressing too much. He’s got a very high expectation level as to how he wants to perform and how he sees our offense performing.” – Payton on Saints QB Drew BreesNFL GameDay Morning Analyst Rank Their Top Five Players of All Time:Michael Irvin
- Jerry Rice
- Joe Montana
- Emmitt Smith
- Ray Lewis
- Jim Brown“I call this guy a God in cleats.” – Irvin on Jerry RiceSteve Mariucci
- Joe Montana
- Jim Brown
- Jerry Rice
- Reggie White
- Jim Thorpe“‘Joe Cool.’ He invented the comeback.” – Mariucci on Joe MontanaWarren Sapp
- Jerry Rice
- Reggie White
- Bruce Smith
- Deion Sanders
- Peyton Manning“Two-thirds of the earth is covered by water, but where I played football, the other third was covered by Prime.” – Sapp on Deion “Primetime” SandersMarshall Faulk
- Jerry Rice“There’s no list. I’m going to say Jerry’s the best and everybody else can just get in line.” – Faulk on Jerry RiceTo view video of this segment, please visit:http://www.nfl.com/videos/nfl-network-gameday/09000d5d81bbc843/Who-are-the-top-5-players-of-all-timeNFL Network’s The Top 100: NFL’s Greatest Players counts down the top 100 players of all time, as determined by a blue ribbon panel of football minds. Since the show’s debut September 3, each episode unveiled 10 players counting down from 100, with the players being presented by a figure in sports and entertainment.The final 10 players will be revealed this Thursday, November 4 at 9:00 PM ET, immediately followed by a special roundtable at 10:00 PM ET hosted by NFL Films President Steve Sabol dissecting and analyzing the entire countdown with blue ribbon panelists Michael Lombardi (NFL Network analyst, former NFL front office executive), Ernie Accorsi (former Giants GM), Peter King (NBC analyst, Sports Illustrated senior writer) and Jarrett Bell (USA Today pro football writer). For an updated list and to see where the fans ranked each player, visit http://top100.nfl.com/.On NFL.com the following video clips from NFL GameDay Morning are available for viewing:The Game Has Changed – The NFL GameDay Morning crew talks about the adjustments players made last week after the rules on illegal hits were emphasized.NFL GameDay Morning Trick or Treat – NFL Network turns back the clock and gives the NFL GameDay Morning crew a Halloween surprise.Is Childress fed up with Favre? – Brad Childress had some choice words on Brett Favre last Sunday. Has he reached a breaking point with the veteran quarterback?Which QB should Vikings start? – Steve Mariucci, Marshall Faulk and the NFL GameDay Morning crew debate who the Vikings should start at QB vs. the Patriots, Brett Favre or Tarvaris Jackson.
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