We now have the quotage for the Sunday NFL pregame shows. Let’s begin with NFL Network’s GameDay Final.
News and Sound Bites From Week 12 Edition of NFL GAMEDAY MORNING“Keep Fisher. Vince Young has to go.” – Marshall Faulk on the Tennessee Titans“What complicates the entire issue is Jeff Fisher only has one year on his contract, Vince Young only has one year left on his contract and if you get rid of one of them, you might lose the other a year later.” – Steve Mariucci on the Tennessee Titans“This is the week the Chargers show everyone, by beating the Colts that they are making a run.” – Michael Irvin on the San Diego ChargersNFL Network’s Deion Sanders, Marshall Faulk & NFL Films Founder Ed Sabol Among Semifinalists for Pro Football Hall of Fame’s Class of 2011 Unveiled Exclusively on NFL GameDay MorningNFL 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.Semifinalists for Pro Football Hall of Fame’s Class of 2011 Announced Exclusively on NFL GameDay Morning:Jerome Bettis RBTim Brown WRCris Carter WRDon Coryell Head CoachRoger Craig RBTerrell Davis RBDermontti Dawson CEdward DeBartolo Jr. OwnerRichard Dent DEChris Doleman DEMarshall Faulk RBKevin Greene LBRay Guy PCharles Haley DE/LBLester Hayes CBCortez Kennedy DTCurtis Martin RBArt Modell OwnerAndre Reed WRWillie Roaf TEd Sabol NFL Films FounderDeion Sanders CBShannon Sharpe TEPaul Tagliabue NFL CommissionerAeneas Williams CB/SGeorge Young General ManagerFor video of the exclusive reveal of the semifinalists for Pro Football Hall of Fame’s class of 2011, please visit:http://www.nfl.com/videos/nfl-network-gameday/09000d5d81c76836/2011-Hall-of-Fame-Semifinalists – part Ihttp://www.nfl.com/videos/nfl-network-gameday/09000d5d81c76c6f/2011-Hall-of-Fame-Semifinalists-Pt-2 – part IIhttp://www.nfl.com/videos/nfl-network-gameday/09000d5d81c771f6/2011-Hall-of-Fame-Semifinalists-Pt-3 – part IIIQuotes from NFL GameDay Morning:“They’re going to peak at the end, but they’re not in Super Bowl form just yet.” – Steve Mariucci on the New Orleans Saints“Michael Turner is a player that can control the pace of the football game.” – Marshall Faulk on Falcons RB Michael Turner“Don’t ask Matt Ryan to win this game by himself against a defense that’s capable of knocking a quarterback out of the game and taking the ball away when you put it up in the air.” – Marshall Faulk on what the Atlanta Falcons’ game plan should be against the Green Bay Packers“[The Patriots] wear you down with precision and that’s something the Jets can’t do.” – Michael Irvin on who’s better – Jets or Patriots“Can you get rid of a head coach and [expect] this team follow Vince Young? I don’t believe that’s the case. I haven’t seen that from Vince Young just yet, but I do know that Jeff Fisher is a winner and his coaching staff and the structure of your organization must stay the same. Keep Fisher. Vince Young has to go.” – Faulk on the Tennessee Titans“All of these young secondary guys are growing up fast and that’s what Bill Belichick does. His forte is on defense and he is growing that defense into championship form.” – Mariucci on the New England Patriots secondary“I’m ahead of the curve with my quarterback and I’m not getting rid of him. That’s how I’m handling this situation. If I’m Bud Adams, I’m talking to [Jeff] Fisher and saying, ‘let’s get this resolved like men. Sit down and get it right.’” – Irvin on the Tennessee Titans“Imagine if he had a system that accentuated his talent and not a head coach that doesn’t believe in him. He may be better than this.” – Irvin on Tennessee Titans QB Vince Young“What complicates the entire issue is Jeff Fisher only has one year on his contract, Vince Young only has one year left on his contract and if you get rid of one of them, you might lose the other a year later.” – Mariucci on the Tennessee Titans“You have to make a decision Bud Adams: Do you want to go with the quarterback or the coach? If it’s me, I’m sticking with the coach because the coach brings me structure and brings me direction; I understand where I’m going with him.” – Sapp on the Tennessee Titans“We always hear that jail does nothing good for anyone, jail is no place for anyone; I believe it not only saved Michael Vick’s career, it saved his life.” – Faulk on the success of Eagles QB Michael Vick“That’s what football does. It teaches you how to get up after being knocked down and no one was knocked down harder than Michael Vick.” – Warren Sapp on the success of Eagles QB Michael Vick“Offensively, I don’t see an identity. They live off the explosive play.” – Faulk on the Pittsburgh Steelers“[This offense] is going to continue to roll because their defense continues to show up.” – Faulk on the Kansas City Chiefs“This team is a year away. With the talent that they have, look for them next year to go deep and maybe even to a Super Bowl.” – Michael Irvin on the Tampa Bay Buccaneers“When you get to that podium, you will find joy like you’ve never known.” – Irvin on being inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame“Anticipating what it’s like.” – Faulk on being named a semifinalist for the 2011 Hall of Fame class“This victory puts them over the top, solidifies all of those great stats that they have and says ‘we are in the race with a great team.’” – Irvin on the San Diego Chargers should they beat the Indianapolis Colts“This is the week the Chargers show everyone, by beating the Colts that they are making a run.” – Irvin on Colts vs. Chargers“They’ll keep Aaron Rodgers over by the Gatorade because of their ball control-type offense.” – Mariucci on the Atlanta Falcons against Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay Packers“The one thing that this team has done is they’ve taken advantage of the opportunities that have been presented to them. The ball has just bounced their way in games.” – Faulk on the why the Jacksonville Jaguars have had success this season“Favre got Chilly fired and he deserved it because Chilly brought him in and allowed him to basically whatever he wanted to do with his team.” – Faulk on the Minnesota Vikings“When you look at the tape, they just don’t frighten you.” – Warren Sapp on the Tampa Bay Buccaneers defenseJason La Canfora News Reports:On Denver Broncos head coach Josh McDaniels’ futureThere’s no doubt that these NFL sanctions have cast further doubt on McDaniels’ future with the Broncos. They’ve lost 15 of 20, many of them blowout losses. His credibility was already an issue with the fan base, a lot of controversial personnel moves. I would not be surprised at all if the Broncos explored other options in 2011. His failure to immediately report these transgressions to ownership and/or the league could ultimately cost him his job next year.On the latest reports on the CBA situation:There was a negotiation session last week. League officials I spoke to felt there was a modicum of progress that the union had a pretty good response to the 18-game schedule. However, some union officials I spoke to felt that the meeting was more or less ho-hum and they pointed out that as of this point there is no date set yet for future meetings. They also feel like the league won’t negotiate in earnest until after the Super Bowl. There is still a lot of work to be done there.On the Minnesota Vikings:The Vikings make their debut under Leslie Frazier. Players I talked to told me they feel like Frazier’s more open and direct line of communication is an improvement over Brad Childress. They said that they feel like they’re going to play hard for Frazier from the opening kickoff. They have been starting games slowly. Also, look for them to be more dedicated to the run game now under Frazier.Jason La Canfora 1-on-1 with Vikings Interim Head Coach Leslie Frazier:Frazier on if there will be tangible changes with the Vikings moving forward:“We’re just hoping to go out and play our best game of the season That’s what we’ve been talking about all throughout the week and that’s what we expect to see (today).”Frazier on if he knows how he will be evaluated:“I’m really not overly concerned about that at all. I’m more concerned about how we play today and that’s where my focus is and where our team’s focus is.”Frazier on the possibility someone other than Brett Favre plays quarterback:“I expect him to play well like I expect the rest of our players to play well. I’m not looking ahead and thinking that he’s not going to perform to the standards that we set. I’m looking forward to him having a great game today.”IN or OUT of the Playoffs: The NFL GameDay Morning crew gives their predictions on if playoffs are in the future of four teams.Indianapolis ColtsMarshall Faulk: INSteve Mariucci: INWarren Sapp: INMichael Irvin: INTampa Bay BuccaneersMarshall Faulk: INSteve Mariucci: OUTWarren Sapp: OUTMichael Irvin: OUTSan Diego ChargersMarshall Faulk: OUTSteve Mariucci: INWarren Sapp: OUTMichael Irvin: INNew York GiantsMarshall Faulk: OUTSteve Mariucci: OUTWarren Sapp: OUTMichael Irvin: INWho will be the best team in the NFL after today?Marshall Faulk: New York JetsSteve Mariucci: New England PatriotsWarren Sapp: New Orleans SaintsMichael Irvin: San Diego ChargersOn NFL.com the following video clips from NFL GameDay Morning are available for viewing:In or Out? – The NFL GameDay Morning crew decides which teams are in and out of the playoffs, including the Colts, Giants, Bucs and Chargers.Who’s better – Jets or Patriots? – The NFL GameDay Morning crew discusses which team is better, the Jets or the Patriots.The surprising Michael Vick – How surprising is Michael Vick’s performance this season in his return to a starting role? NFL GameDay Morning debates.Are the Saints the best team in the NFC? – Are the defending Super Bowl champions the best team in the NFC?
Fox NFL Sunday with a video from Jay Glazer is next.