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NFL Pregame Shows Week 2 Sound Bites: 'FOX NFL Sunday'

Here are the sound bites from FOX Sports' "FOX NFL Sunday" pregame show. The quotes are provided by the FOX Sports PR department.

FOX NFL Insider Jay Glazer revealed that not even Patriots’ wide receiver Danny Amendola knows the extent of his own injuries: "There are actually two injuries with Danny Amendola right now. The one thing they know is he tore his adductors, which are the muscles that pretty much connect your hip to your leg. But, the big thing here is whether or not he has a sports hernia. One of the doctors told him, ‘You have a sports hernia,’ another told him, ‘You don’t have a sports hernia.’ If he does have it, he’ll need surgery, and the recovery time is about three to four weeks. So, I know that Danny’s actually sending his film down to about three more doctors and should get the answer. If he needs the surgery, again, you’re out about three or four more weeks. The bottom line is this guy played last week in that fourth quarter with torn adductors and maybe a sports hernia – very, very tough guy."

Co-Host Terry Bradshaw on Patriots’ quarterback Tom Brady adjusting to a difficult situation: “Tom Brady’s never been in a position where things were bad for him. He walked right into a good situation, but this is bad right now especially if Danny Amendola doesn’t come back.”

Analyst Jimmy Johnson on how his expectations of the Patriots have changed, and who could challenge them in the AFC East: "My expectations have been lowered watching the first part of the season. Miami may challenge them.”

Analyst Howie Long on Ndamukong Suh’s style of play: “If Ndamukong Suh had lined up next to me in 1985, he’d be revered. Someone needs to show him a newspaper – it’s 2013 and the reality is, they’re going to take your money and inevitably they’re going to sit you down, and nobody wants to see Ndamukong Suh on the bench. He needs to be on the field.”

NFL Insider Jay Glazer on the NFL’s reaction to claims that players are faking injuries: "The Commissioner’s office sent out a memo this week to all teams, owners, head coaches, GMs saying enough, no more. Do not talk about another team’s players. The emphasis was because of the whole faking injuries thing. They don’t want anybody questioning whether or not somebody really is hurt or not. And they threatened, if you do this, we could hit you with conduct detrimental to the league. That is a hefty punishment, that’s not just a slap on the wrist.”

Analyst Michael Strahan on Josh Freeman not being voted a Buccaneers’ team captain: "If he were never a team captain, then it would be something, but the fact that he was and was voted out by the players, it says a lot about maybe not just on the field, but maybe what they think of him off the field.”

Analyst Jimmy Johnson on Chicago Bears head coach Marc Trestman: “New head coach Marc Trestman does a great job of working with the most important position on the entire team – the quarterback. Jay Cutler’s had a problem in the past with the negative plays. Marc will do a good job of cutting down those negative plays. You look at last week, he completed over 63 percent of his passes and, and this is the big key - zero sacks.”

NFL Insider Jay Glazer reported that Suh’s aggressive style in practice is causing problems in Detroit: “Here’s the big problem – you talk to people inside Detroit and they say even in practice, Ndamukong gives guys the business. He’ll slam a guy’s head against the ground, he’ll stomp on a guy, he’ll take little shots at guys, and guys are concerned that if he can’t control himself even in practice, how can he control himself against somebody else’s jersey? Also, they hit him with a $100,000 fine, but there was a consideration of a suspension. The next time, there will be a suspension.

NFL Insider Jay Glazer on the Minnesota quarterback situation: "Christian Ponder is on a much shorter leash than anybody has any idea about. Matt Cassel’s in there really doing all the right things, and fans look at it and say, ‘Well this is Ponder’s team.’ No. From what I’m hearing inside that locker room, he is on a much shorter leash than anybody has any idea about."

Co-host Terry Bradshaw on the Manning Bowl debate: “Eli, Peyton. Peyton, Eli. Don’t you know these brothers get sick and tired of hearing it? Who’s the best, everybody wants to know. Here’s how I make my decision – let’s throw the rings on the table and see who rolls them the farthest, and I think that’s going to be Eli because he has two of them.”

Analyst Jimmy Johnson on seeing Chip Kelly’s offense in action: “I really like Chip Kelly’s system and approach with his options. The pace really limits substitutions. People think Vick is going to get hurt. He took a lot of hits this week but Vick is not the key, it’s spreading it out and the pace. I like what he’s doing in Philadelphia.”

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