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NFL Pregame Shows Week 9 Sound Bites: NFL Network's 'NFL Total Access Kickoff'

By Ken Schott
Thursday, October 31, 2013

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.

Cincinnati Bengals – Miami Dolphins Pregame Quotes:
- “He has…This team played good defense, ran the football and now they’re asking him to win games with his arm now that the running game is not there…He’s answering the bell.” – Marshall Faulk on if Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton has changed the expectations for the team with his recent play

- “Their offense is ranked ninth. When you couple that with a defense that’s ranked eighth, this is a team that can go into the playoffs and win, especially if their quarterback Andy Dalton continues to be hot and play the kind of football he’s playing now.” – Marshall Faulk on the 6-2 Cincinnati Bengals

- “It just seems like there is always something going wrong every time they’re trying to please Mike Wallace and get him the ball.” – Michael Irvin on the Miami Dolphins offense

- “Mike Wallace is not that guy; that’s why Pittsburgh didn’t give him the Calvin Johnson, Larry Fitzgerald-type of money because we can’t just force and get you the ball. You’re a speedster; we have to have specific things and they have to design them.” – Michael Irvin on Miami Dolphins wide receiver Mike Wallace

- “This is the night they shore up the running game and then Andy Dalton takes his shots deep.” – Deion Sanders on the Cincinnati Bengals facing the Miami Dolphins

- “Ryan Tannehill has to go to Brian Hartline early and often, and establish a rhythm tonight.” – Marshall Faulk on Miami Dolphins quarterback Ryan Tannehill and wide receiver Brian Hartline

Quick Quotes:
- “I talked to a high-ranking source [and] they’re not sure he’s going to play in that Carolina game, which would be the first game he could play. But I was told Aldon knows he’s going to have to earn his way back onto the field. He will not return in his former role. Expect him to be a spot-player who is going to have to work his way back into the lineup.” – Mike Silver on San Francisco 49ers linebacker Aldon Smith

- “We talked for years about watching those Cowboys not having leaders and it seemed like everybody is dead on the sideline…Dez brought that energy; maybe people don’t like his delivery because it’s not so subdued but I like that energy on the football field.” – Michael Irvin on Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Dez Bryant on the sideline in the game against the Detroit Lions

- “[Matthew Stafford and Calvin Johnson] will get them in the playoffs, but without more diversity [on offense] they will not go far.” – Michael Irvin on the Detroit Lions

- “That was a team that ran the football well and played good defense. All of sudden they ask Matt Schaub, ‘We need you to win games’ and he was not able to do it with his arm.” – Marshall Faulk on the Houston Texans

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

Latest on Miami Dolphins OT Jonathan Martin – NFL Media’s national insider Ian Rapoport provides the latest news regarding Miami Dolphins offensive tackle Jonathan Martin: click here

Why San Francisco 49ers Linebacker Aldon Smith was Activated – NFL Media’s national insider Ian Rapoport and NFL Media’s Mike Silver provide the latest on San Francisco 49ers linebacker Aldon Smith: click here

Dallas Cowboys Wide Receiver Dez Bryant’s Sideline Behavior – The NFL Total Access Kickoff crew offer their thoughts on Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Dez Bryant’s behavior on the sideline during last week’s loss to the Detroit Lions: click here

Warren Sapp & Michael Irvin Go Trick-or-Treating – Former Miami Hurricanes Warren Sapp and Michael Irvin visit fans as they go trick-or-treating at the University of Miami: click here

Week 9 Edition of M&M – Michael Irvin and Marshall Faulk debate who the scariest player in the NFL is and more: click here

Top 10 Trick Plays of All Time – In the spirit of Halloween, NFL Total Access Kickoff counts down the top 10 trick plays of all time: click here

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