Let’s provide the NFL Network quotage for Thursday Night Kickoff which aired before tonight’s Cincinnati-New York Jets game. Check it out.
Thursday Night Football NotesPlay-by-Play: Bob Papa/Analysts: Matt Millen, Joe Theismann/Sideline: Alex FlanaganQuotes from Cincinnati Bengals vs. New York JetsNov. 25, 2010 on NFL NetworkQUOTES FROM THURSDAY NIGHT KICKOFF PREGAME SHOWFrom Miami Host: Rich Eisen; Analysts: Marshall Faulk, Steve Mariucci, Deion SandersReporters: Alex Flanagan, Kara HendersonPlay-by-play Announcer: Bob Papa; Game Analysts: Matt Millen, Joe TheismannFrom Los Angeles Host: Fran Charles; Analysts: Sterling Sharpe, Kurt Warner, Jason La Canfora (remote)Cincinnati Bengals-New York Jets Pregame Analysis and Quotes:“They have to win convincingly. Somewhere along the line, if you’re a number one seed, you have to pound someone. They’ve been winning games last second and in overtime. This needs to be a statement win.”– Mariucci on the New York Jets closing in on the top seed in the AFC East“Chad Ochocinco has to have a record night if the Bengals are going to have a chance to win this football game. It’s on Cedric Benson and Chad to help Carson out.”– Joe Theismann on the Bengals offense“I want to see this matchup with T.O. because I believe T.O is at his best right now.”– Marshall Faulk on the matchup between Bengals WR Terrell Owens and Jets CB Darrelle Revis“It’s a little bit of robbing Peter to pay Paul. They’ve taken away from their run game that they were so good at last year.”– Steve Mariucci on the Bengals offense“Until they get the offensive line straight, he is going to struggle.”– Matt Millen on Bengals QB Carson Palmer“He is literally carrying this team as a passing quarterback.”– Steve Mariucci on Jets QB Mark Sanchez“He’s like the Mike Martz of defense. He’ll do anything and give you what you want.”– Faulk on Jets head coach Rex Ryan“He is a new age coach. He has the brains, he has the swagger and his guys believe in him.”– Deion Sanders on Rex RyanDeion Sanders 1-on-1 with Jets Head Coach Rex Ryan:“We’re excited about it, no question. Anytime we can get on primetime and show the kind of team we have and the players and talent we have, it’s a great thing.”– Ryan on facing the Bengals in a nationally televised game on Thanksgiving“We’re a physical football team. We’re a passionate team. We play the game aggressively; have a lot of talent and our guys have fun. That’s what it’s all about.”– Ryan on the New York Jets“That’s fine, I’ll take it. We got that luck of the green, that’s fine. The good teams are always the lucky teams and that’s how I look at it.”– Ryan on talk that the Jets are lucky with the recent overtime and last-second victories“No question. He can do it this year too.”– Ryan on if QB Mark Sanchez can lead the Jets to the Super Bowl“I look at it this way: I think the bull’s-eye is on our back. The bull’s-eye we place on our opponent is on their chest. That’s the difference. We come right out and tell you what we believe and yeah, we have a bull’s-eye on our back, but we’re telling you that we think we’re better than your team.”– Ryan on the Jets’ mentality“It’s going to be T.O. and Revis. Let ‘em go.”– Ryan on tonight’s matchup featuring Bengals WR Terrell Owens and Jets CB Darrelle Revis“I’m just going to be myself. I have confidence in myself and I have confidence in this organization.”– Ryan“I’m just an average person who was given an incredible opportunity.”– Ryan on coaching the JetsTo view Deion Sanders’ 1-on-1 interview with Jets head coach Rex Ryan, please visit:In Memoriam: Vikki Zimmer:NFL Network looks at how the Bengals have coped after losing their team mom — defensive coordinator Mike Zimmer’s wife, Vikki Zimmer — last year.Quick Quotes:“They are the most explosive offense in the league.”– Kurt Warner on the Green Bay Packers“Tis the season to bring your defense.”– Sterling Sharpe on teams with productive defense units having the advantage in November and December“Terrell Owens is built like Tarzan and tonight he’s going to have to play like him as well.”– Sharpe on Terrell Owens facing Jets CB Darrelle Revis“It looks like the legs are being cut out from under Jeff Fisher.”– Sharpe on Titans owner Bud Adams statement on picking up option on QB Vince Young“The Dallas Cowboys are going to be a team to deal with, not because they’re going to make it into the playoffs, but because they have a chance to spoil some playoff hopes for some of these teams.”– Warner on the Dallas CowboysJason La Canfora News Reports:On the CBA front…Monday’s meeting went well. League officials felt like there was a possibility of some momentum moving forward. They agreed to some of the proposals the union is putting out there, but they still have a ways to go to get a deal done. However, the thinking is from some involved in this process is maybe now, coming out of the holidays that both parties would meet more frequently. These meetings last longer and ultimately, both sides have to sequester themselves in a hotel somewhere days, if not weeks, on end. A deal is not in place yet, but people at the meeting felt like this was a baby step in the right direction.On the Cincinnati Bengals…This looks like the end of an era in Cincinnati. Coach Marvin Lewis is out of contract next season and I can’t imagine him being back. Regarding Carson Palmer, if there is a new regime, the Bengals may want to draft a quarterback high or part with Palmer either way. He’s been beat up and his performance has dipped. There are a bunch of other players facing free agency as well: Terrell Owens and Cedric Benson are out of contract and will Cincinnati want to pay Chad Ochocinco $6 million next year? I tend to think not. Those are big names involved with their 2009 division-winning club that may not be back in 2011.
That is it. I hope you enjoyed your Thanksgiving.