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NFL Pregame Show Week 5 Sound Bites: NFL Network's 'NFL Gameday Morning'

By Ken Schott
Sunday, October 7, 2012

Here are the sound bites from NFL Network's "NFL Gameday Morning" pregame show. The quotes are provided by the NFL Network PR department.

Quotes from NFL GameDay Morning
- “It seems different. It’s not quite the same because it used to be two future Hall of Famers battling with winning teams fighting for playoff status, but it was more than that. It was [Bill] Belichick against Tony Dungy; it was Reggie Wayne and Marvin Harrison against Rodney Harrison and Ty Law; it was [Robert] Mathis and [Dwight] Freeney trying to sack [Tom] Brady...There were a lot of rivalries in these games, much more than just Peyton Manning and Tom Brady.” – Steve Mariucci on if the Peyton Manning-Tom Brady rivalry feels the same

- “He is elite. He goes to work and now he’s carrying this defense all the way. He has to.” – Warren Sapp on Baltimore Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco

- “Jim Harbaugh is saying, ‘You’re going to see some [Colin] Kaepernick, you better prepare for this package and I’m going to expand it each week.’” – Steve Mariucci on the San Francisco 49ers game plan against the Buffalo Bills

- “There is a direct correlation for the Pittsburgh Steelers’ offense. You haven’t seen many deep balls because you haven’t seen them run the ball much. As soon as they hand the ball off to [Rashard] Mendenhall, which I believe they will do today to fix their problems, in comes the deep ball because now you can run play action and get Mike Wallace and company behind the secondary.” – Marshall Faulk on running back Rashard Mendenhall’s impact on the Pittsburgh Steelers’ offense

- “They are. It’s just process of elimination…The Bears are for real, and Lovie Smith and that defense are the reasons why.” – Marshall Faulk on if the Chicago Bears are the favorites in the NFC North

- “When I see what I saw on the sideline from Jay Cutler walking away from an offensive coordinator in the early moments of a game when it’s what I call ‘information gathering time,’ then that makes me question the leadership for this football team. Can that leadership get this team to a Super Bowl?” – Michael Irvin on quarterback Jay Cutler and the Chicago Bears

- “Without Greg Jennings in this offense, it’s a different offense…You need Greg Jennings in that offense so I would say no, they haven’t turned the corner. They have to get him healthy to be all the way around the corner.” – Michael Irvin on if the Green Bay Packers offense has turned the corner

- “I need more convincing wins. I need my quarterback to be sitting on the sideline with a hat on in the fourth quarter.” – Marshall Faulk on the 3-1 Philadelphia Eagles

- “Most of the time, they don’t like playing the run…[Trent] Richardson, a hard downhill runner, you hand the football off to him and you gash them. You try to get the lead early and make Eli [Manning] the quarterback that he is: a fourth quarter comeback quarterback. This defense can’t get stops when you have two dimensions.” – Marshall Faulk on if the New York Giants have flaws the Cleveland Browns can exploit

1st Quarter Truths

NFL GameDay Morning examines which truths from the first quarter of the season will prove to remain true throughout the rest of the 2012 season.

Warren Sapp: Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning no longer scares defenses

Kurt Warner: NFC East will remain most inconsistent division in NFL

Michael Irvin: Detroit Lions’ inconsistency will cost them a playoff berth

Steve Mariucci: Atlanta Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan will have a MVP season

Marshall Faulk: Value of head coaches will continue to impact games

Front Office View with Michael Lombardi

On if New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick’s game plan against Peyton Manning will change from previous years:
“No. Instead of watching Denver Broncos tape, he’ll spend most of his days watching Indianapolis Colts tape. It’ll be the same; try to stay stationary in his coverage, try to force Peyton Manning to not know what he’s doing and really force Willis McGahee to beat him, not Peyton Manning. Dare Peyton Manning to call runs, see if he’ll do it, and that’s the way he’s approached him in the past. That’s the way he’s going to approach him in the future.”

On NFL.com the following video clips from NFL GameDay Morning & First on the Field are available for viewing:

1st quarter truths – The NFL GameDay Morning crew gives their take on truths around the league that they see staying true the rest of the season: click here.

Bold predictions – The NFL GameDay Morning team goes out on some limbs to make bold predictions for Week 5: click here.

‘First on the Field’: London Fletcher loves his team – Washington Redskins linebacker London Fletcher speaks with Sterling Sharpe about his veteran career and how he and his teammates plan to stop the high-flying Atlanta Falcons: click here.

Manning vs. Brady: The new edition – Peyton Manning and Tom Brady have a long-standing rivalry, but is it any different now that Manning is in Denver? NFL GameDay Morning discusses: click here.

The Marshall Plan – Marshall Faulk gives his keys to success for running backs Chris Johnson and Rashard Mendenhall: click here.

Playing with the best – Steve Mariucci and Michael Irvin debate which division is the most competitive in the NFL: click here.

San Francisco’s secret weapon – Steve Mariucci breaks down the expanding role of San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick: click here.

Warner’s Corner – Kurt Warner breaks down the dynamic duo of Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton and wide receiver A.J. Green: click here.

M&M – Hall of Famers Marshall Faulk and Michael Irvin debate the biggest disappointments of 2012 so far and the best quarterback matchup of Week 5: click here.

Bearing down – Should the Chicago Bears be the favorites in the NFC North? By process of elimination, the NFL GameDay Morning crew believes so: click here.

Six extra minutes – The return of the officials last week brought on cheers and sighs of reliefs into NFL stadiums, as well as extra time in our days. Steve Cyphers profiles what we now can fill with those extra minutes: click here.

One hit too many – NFL GameDay Morning debates how long Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Michael Vick and Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger can continue their style of play: click here.

‘First on the Field’: Front office view – Michael Lombardi joins Sterling Sharpe to discuss the coaching situation in Indianapolis: click here.

‘First on the Field’: Defining the defense – Melissa Stark profiles the Green Bay Packers’ prolific defensive back Charles Woodson: click here.

 
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