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NFL Pregame Shows Week 8 Sound Bites: NFL Network's 'NFL Total Access Kickoff'

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

NFL Media’s Mike Silver & NFL Media’s National Insider Ian Rapoport on Tampa Bay Buccaneers Head Coach Greg Schiano
- “There is a disconnect here between what Greg Schiano is trying to inflict upon this locker room and how the players are taking it, and it’s not working.” – Mike Silver

- “I am told it is no guarantee that Greg Schiano will make it through the season; just 7-15 through his first season-and-a-half. Here is what it would take: a string of embarrassing losses which would indicate the lack of effort on the field; lopsided losses. The other thing it would take: an obvious loss of the locker room with current players – not just former players – speaking out against Schiano. There are three Glazers involved in this decision. It is not going to be made rashly. It will be deliberate.” – Ian Rapoport

To read Silver’s column on Schiano and the Buccaneers, click here

Carolina Panthers – Tampa Bay Buccaneers Pregame Quotes:

This week’s edition of the Craftsman Presents NFL Total Access Kickoff pregame show was highlighted by the reunion of former Super Bowl-champion Tampa Bay Buccaneers Warren Sapp, Derrick Brooks, Simeon Rice and Anthony “Booger” McFarland.

- “I’d have a deaf ear for him. If things that…I’ve heard that he did to former players here and the current players here, it just wouldn’t sit well with me if I was a leader on this team.” – Marshall Faulk on Tampa Bay Buccaneers head coach Greg Schiano

- “Right now it’s a lot of confusion and the worst thing that guys can start to do is question the leadership. That’s not going to get this thing turned around; if anything, they have to buy more into each other, buy more into what they have to do and produce a win.” – Derrick Brooks on the current Tampa Bay Buccaneers

- “I see guys that aren’t being accountable – you have guys that have left that weren’t accountable. It’s about how can I be better, and then that affects the whole thing.” – Simeon Rice on the 0-6 Tampa Bay Buccaneers

- “Darrelle Revis is the best man-to-man cover corner in the NFL. If you’re going to give him that type of check, you have to put him out on the island.” – Warren Sapp on Tampa Bay Buccaneers cornerback Darrelle Revis

- “Cam Newton learned his lesson a year ago on a Thursday night when they played against the New York Giants. Trying to put a show on for America, he failed miserably…He understands the game now and what it takes to be this type of big-time player.” – Deion Sanders on the improvement of Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton

Quick Quotes:
- “Saints with home-field [advantage], they win [the NFC]. Without it, they’re just another team on the road.” – Warren Sapp on the 5-1 New Orleans Saints

- “The NFC East is prime for the Washington Redskins to just swoop right in and take it like they did last year.” – Marshall Faulk on if the Washington Redskins can make a similar run to an NFC East title this year as they did last year

- “We did find out that Peyton Manning is not Superman, that he cannot do it all and that’s one thing that the Denver Broncos have been relying on.” – Deion Sanders on the Denver Broncos’ loss to the Indianapolis Colts

- “This was by design. Ted Thompson knew that sooner or later you had to find some balance in this attack to help Aaron Rodgers.” – Steve Mariucci on the Green Bay Packers’ balanced offense

On the following video clips from Craftsman Presents NFL Total Access Kickoff are available for viewing:

Tampa Bay Buccaneers Head Coach Greg Schiano’s Future – NFL Media’s Mike Silver, NFL Media’s national insider Ian Rapoport and Marshall Faulk discuss the disconnect between Tampa Bay Buccaneers head coach Greg Schiano and the players: Click here

2002 Tampa Bay Buccaneers Defense Reunites – Derrick Brooks, Simeon Rice and Anthony “Booger” McFarland join Warren Sapp on the set of NFL Total Access Kickoff to discuss their time in Tampa as well as the current Buccaneers: Click here

Greg Schiano: ‘We Just Need to go out and Play Clean Football’ – Tampa Bay Buccaneers head coach Greg Schiano speaks with NFL Network’s Stacey Dales prior to the game: Click here

Carolina Panthers Wide Receiver Steve Smith on Quarterback Cam Newton – Carolina Panthers wide receiver Steve Smith shows his praise for quarterback Cam Newton: Click here

Week 8: Warren Sapp Sets You Straight – Why isn’t Tennessee Titans running back Chris Johnson carving up defenses? Warren Sapp answers: Click here

Kansas City Chiefs’ Blueprint for Success – The NFL Total Access Kickoff crew takes to the field to demonstrate what the Kansas City Chiefs must do on both sides of the ball to remain undefeated: Click here

Dallas Cowboys Quarterback Tony Romo or Detroit Lions Quarterback Matthew Stafford? – Would you rather have Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo or Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford? NFL Total Access Kickoff debates: Click here

Are the Green Bay Packers an Elite NFC Team? – The Green Bay Packers have dealt with multiple injuries but still stand as a dangerous team. Are they an elite team in the NFC?: Click here

Are the Washington Redskins Poised for Another Second Half Run? – Marshall Faulk and Steve Mariucci discuss who the best team in the NFC East is: Click here

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