NFL Pregame Shows Week 7 Sound Bites: CBS' 'The NFL Today' and CBSSN's 'That Other Pregame Show'
Here are the sound bites from CBS Sports' "The NFL Today" and CBSSN's "That Other Pregame Show. The quotes are provided by the CBS Sports PR department.
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(On Indianapolis Colts Owner Jim Irsay’s comments this past week being disrespectful to Peyton Manning)
SHANNON SHARPE: I believe it does, and I've sat at this desk many times and said you can praise and be appreciative of someone without being disparaging or disrespecting of another. You can praise Ryan Grigson and Andrew Luck, your new GM and new quarterback without being disrespectful or disparaging to Bill Polian or Peyton Manning. They've been utmost respectful towards you. Now, during the 14 years of Peyton Manning, not one time did I hear his name being brought up as a trade. I didn't hear his name being brought up as being released. If you didn't like something that (General Manager) Bill Polian was doing, you could have relieved him of his duties. Bill Polian's resume is complete. Look what he did in Buffalo. You look what he did in Carolina. And look what he did here? I'll leave with you this, Jim Irsay. I know you have Andrew Luck, who is a franchise quarterback. But there's no guarantee. It's not written in scripture that he will win you a Super Bowl, let alone multiples. Be thankful for what Peyton Manning did for you.
BOOMER ESIASON: I think this whole thing was more of a shot at Bill Polian and Tony Dungy than it really was at Peyton Manning. To me it was shocking for all the reasons Shannon just said. This is going to give Peyton Manning even more reasons to go out there and have a fantastic game. I wouldn't be surprised if he puts up 50 points tonight.
DAN MARINO: Look at the pressure he puts on Chuck Pagano and all their team. Peyton Manning is going to go in there…and try to put up 100 points on them. He’s going to try and tear them up.
BILL COWHER: The bottom line, it worked out for both players. As Shannon said, be grateful for what he built there. That stadium wouldn't be there if it wasn't for Peyton Manning. He established a foundation for the Indianapolis Colts and this owner. He should be more grateful for that. And it worked out for Peyton Manning right now. Leave all as well. I think that's what he meant, but it certainly did not come out the right way.
MARINO: I like John Fox coming out earlier in the week and saying what he said, because that takes all the pressure off Peyton Manning.
►THAT OTHER PREGAME SHOW (TOPS) NOTES
(On Irsay comments)
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BRANDON TIERNEY: You poke the bear because you’re classless. There’s no middle ground here. First of all, Peyton Manning built your stadium. And what’s even worse is that initially his comments were classless, but then they were gutless when he tried to moon walk like Michael Jackson away from them. If you say something that clearly was stupid, own it. Have the guts to own it. I love the city of Indianapolis… they put on a great show for the Super Bowl a couple of years ago. By the way, Peyton brought you that as well. This is not about the head coach who I love or Andrew Luck who is terrific, but I hope that Peyton Manning hangs 60 tonight.
(On Cleveland’s Brandon Weeden)
BART SCOTT: As long as you have (Brandon) Weeden you have no shot. Weeden will lose the game for you. You can’t lose against Brandon Weeden. He’s the football version of Benjamin Button. He’s old, but his football game is young. He makes some young mistakes and ill-advised throws.