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NFL NETWORK & NFL.COM XLVI NOTES & QUOTES – MONDAY, JANUARY 30
100+ Hours ofXLVI Coverage Kicks Off
4.5 Hours of Coverage ofMedia Day Tuesday, Jan. 31 at 9:00 AM ET
“The Maras and the Tischs probably never thought about firing Tom Coughlin. I really believe that. Truly, they believe that Tom Coughlin is the best coach for their football team.” – Michael Lombardi on New York Giants head coach Tom Coughlin
NFL Network’s More than 100 Hours ofCoverage Kicks Off
NFL Network’s 100+ hours of Super Bowl XLVI coverage from Indianapolis kicked off today at 2:00 PM ET with Super Bowl Live from the NFL Experience. Host Rich Eisen and analysts Michael Lombardi, Jamie Dukes, Willie McGinest and Heath Evans opened Super Bowl week with analysis, interviews with special guests, the latest news and reports, and live coverage of the New York Giants’ arrival and the New England Patriots’ press conference.
Below are video links and quotes from today’s show:
“Now, the offensive coordinators have realized the best mismatch on the football field is the tight end against their safety or linebacker; it’s not wide receiver against cornerback anymore. These guys are getting opportunities that guys in previous years didn’t get.” – Shannon Sharpe on the evolution of the tight end
“Change is here. Chris Hoke just came out and retired, Aaron Smith had the same surgery that Chris had…It’s going to be different this year. We are getting older, it’s inevitable there are going to be some new guys coming in and taking over.” – Steelers DE Brett Keisel on Pittsburgh’s defense
“What we have with [Bill] Parcells is what’s happening now: it’s legacy. In other words, two of his children are in this game.” – Jamie Dukes on the impact of former head coach Bill Parcells, who had Tom Coughlin and Bill Belichick on his coaching staff with the New York Giants
“The Maras and the Tischs probably never thought about firing Tom Coughlin. I really believe that. Truly, they believe that Tom Coughlin is the best coach today for their football team.” – Michael Lombardi on New York Giants head coach Tom Coughlin
- The New York Giants arrive in Indianapolis for Super Bowl XLVI:
- Hall of Fame tight end Shannon Sharpe joins the show to talk about the new era of tight ends and how the game has changed since his playing days:
- Pittsburgh Steelers defensive end Brett Keisel breaks down the team’s season and gives his prediction for Super Bowl XLVI:
- Analysts Jamie Dukes and Michael Lombardi discuss if New York Giants head coach Tom Coughlin was ever really on the hot seat this season:
NFL Network’s Jason La Canfora on Colts QB Peyton Manning and his Future in Indianapolis
NFL Network’s Jason La Canfora reports on quarterback Peyton Manning’s future in Indianapolis on Super Bowl Live:
“I reported that people associated with that general manager search, people who were involved in that general manager search who were in direct contact with [Jim] Irsay came out of it absolutely convinced that the decision [to move on] had been made. There wasn’t a whole lot of talk about Peyton Manning because there didn’t need to be a whole of talk on Peyton Manning. It was focused on the first overall pick and what to do at quarterback. It was focused on the salary cap and getting their salary cap house back in order, and figuring things out that way. It was about how much of the team can we gut, how deep does this run and how far away are we from turning it around. People came out of there – multiple people came out of those discussions thoroughly convinced that really there is nothing to talk about regarding Peyton Manning because they are going in a different direction as an organization because of Manning’s health primarily and paramount. They didn’t see any scenarios existing where Peyton Manning is going to be healthy enough to play football for Indianapolis in enough time for them to actually make this decision on his option.”
To read La Canfora’s column on Manning, visit:
Live Coverage of Super Bowl Media Day from Lucas Oil Stadium -- Tuesday, Jan. 31 at 9:00 AM ET
Tuesday, January 31 is Super Bowl Media Day at Lucas Oil Stadium and NFL Network brings viewers live coverage from 9:00 AM – 1:30 PM ET as the New York Giants and New England Patriots face the media.
Host Rich Eisen is joined by Marshall Faulk, Warren Sapp, Kurt Warner and Michael Irvin at the desk, while Deion Sanders and Lindsay Soto roam the scene, providing interviews with players and coaches.
Between the Giants and Patriots media sessions, host Scott Hanson and analysts Willie McGinest and Jay Glazer offer further analysis and reflect on their own experiences participating in Media Day.
TUESDAY, JANUARY 31 NFL NETWORK’S SCHEDULE (all times listed are ET)
9:00 AM – Super Bowl Live: Media Day – LIVE
9:30 AM – Super Bowl XLVI Media Day: New England Patriots availability – LIVE from Lucas Oil Stadium
11:00 AM – Super Bowl Live: Media Day – LIVE
12 NOON – Super Bowl XLVI Media Day: New York Giants availability – LIVE from Lucas Oil Stadium
1:30 PM – Super Bowl XLVI Media Day: New England Patriots availability – ENCORE
3:00 PM – Super Bowl Live: Media Day – ENCORE
4:00 PM – Super Bowl XLVI Media Day: New York Giants availability – ENCORE
5:30 PM – America’s Game: 2007 New York Giants
6:30 PM – The Coaches Show – LIVE
7:00 PM – NFL Total Access at the Super Bowl – LIVE from NFL Experience
8:00 PM – Super Bowl Classic: New York Giants vs. New England Patriots – Super Bowl XLII
11:00 PM – NFL Total Access at the Super Bowl
12 MIDNIGHT – Super Bowl Classic: New England Patriots vs. St. Louis Rams – Super Bowl XXXVI
3:00 AM – America’s Game: 2001 New England Patriots
Coming up on Tuesday, January 31:
- Live Coverage of Super Bowl Media Day: NFL Network is live at Lucas Oil Stadium for Super Bowl Media Day at 9:00 AM ET. Host Rich Eisen is joined at the desk by analysts Marshall Faulk, Warren Sapp, Kurt Warner and Michael Irvin, while Deion Sanders and Lindsay Soto roam the field.
- The Coaches Show Live at 6:30 PM ET: NFL Network analyst and former NFL head coach Brian Billick is joined by Cincinnati Bengals head coach Marvin Lewis on The Coaches Show, live at 6:30 PM ET from the NFL Experience.
- Full-Game Re-Airs of Super Bowls XLII & XXXVI: Get ready for Super Bowl XLVI between the New York Giants and New England Patriots with full-game re-airs of two classic Super Bowls. At 8:00 PM ET, re-live the Giants’ victory over the Patriots in Super Bowl XLII. At 12 Midnight ET, Super Bowl XXXVI between the Patriots and St. Louis Rams is shown in its entirety.