This is what we have for you today on NFL Network as it starts its Super Bowl Week coverage in earnest.
Associated Press Defensive Player of the Year Award Announced on NFL Network’s NFL Total Access at the Super Bowl at 7:00 PM ET
For the first time on national television and live in prime time, The Associated Press’ Defensive Player of the Year award will be unveiled tonight at 7:00 PM ET during NFL Total Access at the Super Bowl on NFL Network.
Below is the announcement schedule for each award on NFL Network:
Tuesday, Feb. 1: Offensive Player of the Year
Wednesday, Feb. 2: Coach of the Year
Thursday, Feb. 3: Rookie of the Year** (not an AP award)
Friday, Feb. 4: Offensive & Defensive Rookie of the Year
Saturday, Feb. 5: Comeback Player of the Year
Sunday, Feb. 6: Most Valuable Player – Announced on NFL GameDay Morning
Team Arrivals Kick Off NFL Network’s Super Bowl Coverage Today
Schedule of team arrivals and media availability:
2:30 PM ET: Pittsburgh Steelers Media Availability
4:30 PM ET: Green Bay Packers Arrival
6:15 PM ET: Green Bay Packers Media Availability
Guests on NFL Total Access at the Super Bowl
The following guests will appear on NFL Total Access at the Super Bowl at 7:00 PM ET:
- Interview with Packers linebacker Clay Matthews
Quotes from NFL Total Access at the Super Bowl:
- Scott Hanson and Jamie Dukes discuss the future of Pittsburgh wide receiver Hines Ward: http://www.nfl.com/videos/nfl-super-bowl/09000d5d81e05590/Howdy-Hines-Steelers-arrive-in-Big-D?module=HP_video
“You must come see this stadium. You may not get Super Bowl tickets but all I can say is this is the most incredible structure I have ever seen in the history of sports.” – Jamie Dukes on Cowboys Stadium
“When we list the Steelers offensive line, we list the number of starts each player has. You don’t do that for any other offensive line. So whatever the magic has been for the Pittsburgh Steelers and how they’ve been able to win football games, they’ve been able to plug guys in and get the job done, and I don’t envision a scenario where they won’t do that this week.” – Jamie Dukes on the Pittsburgh Steelers offensive line
“This guy is without question the leader of this franchise. … This has always been Hines Ward’s offense. He’s the guy that’s rallying the troops.” – Jamie Dukes on Pittsburgh WR Hines Ward
Preview of Michael Irvin’s Sitdown Interview with Pittsburgh QB Ben Roethlisberger:
On what it means to play in the Super Bowl after the events this offseason:
“I’ve always said that a part of me wants to be the best football player I can be for the city of Pittsburgh, for the fans all over the world. Most people in this world are up for second chances and the city of Pittsburgh is no different. One part of that is to give them an opportunity to get to the Super Bowl. To win one would be even more helpful, but that’s not all of who I am or who I want to be. But is it a part of it? Yes. Is it something special that I can say back to the city, back to the fans ‘Here you go, I’m excited now for you to see me now off the field this offseason, get ready for next year?’ Yes. I am so happy that we have the opportunity to do that for the fans all over the world.”
MONDAY, JANUARY 31 NFL NETWORK’S SCHEDULE (all times listed are ET)
7:00 PM – NFL Total Access (HD) – Live announcement of AP Defensive Player of the Year, Steelers and Packers arrivals plus interviews with players and more
8:30 PM – America’s Game: 2008 Pittsburgh Steelers (HD)
9:30 PM – NFL’s Top 10: Super Bowl Performances (HD)
10:30 PM – Top 100: NFL’s Greatest Players: #50-41 (HD)
11:30 PM – NFL Total Access (HD)
Coming up on Tue., Feb. 1 – LIVE COVERAGE OF MEDIA DAY STARTING AT 10:00 AM ET
- NFL Network analysts will be available at Media Day at approximately 11:10 AM until 11:45 AM ET in the lunch area for interviews: Marshall Faulk, Deion Sanders, Steve Mariucci, Warren Sapp, Kurt Warner, Brian Billick and Daryl Johnston.
- NFL.com Media Day coverage: Fans can choose what they want to watch on NFL.com cameras from Media Day (Tuesday, February 1 at 11:00 AM ET/10:00 AM CT) at Cowboys Stadium, the home of Super Bowl XLV. There will be one camera covering each of the 12 featured members of the competing teams, as well as one camera with NFL Network and NFL RedZone host Scott Hanson reporting from Media Day.
- Premiere of Sound FX specials
- 8:30 PM ET – Sound FX: Best of Super Bowls
Done. More coming up.
9:30 PM ET – Sound FX: Best of 2010 Season