Month: February 2017

FOX NFL SUNDAY

Texas-Sized Super Bowl LI Pregame Show Celebrates Pagentry of America’s Most Popular Sport

HOUSTON, TX – On Sunday, Feb. 5, while the New England Patriots and Atlanta Falcons go through final preparations in advance of one of the biggest games of their lives, FOX SUPER BOWL KICKOFF (1:00 PM ET) and FOX SUPER BOWL PREGAME (2:00 PM ET) present viewers with several compelling features recapping the 2016 season in the National Football League, capitalizing on the biggest storylines leading into the game.

Super Bowl LI Pregame Features & Highlights Include:

FOX SUPER BOWL KICKOFF

  • Game of Inches – It might be cliché, but it’s true. Former players who were on opposite sides of the beauty or torment of close plays in past Super Bowls tell their stories. Current and former NFL players: Kevin Dyson/Mike Jones (SB XXXIV), Santonio Holmes/Ralph Brown (SB XLIII), and FOX Sports’ NFL analyst Greg Jennings (XLV) share their tales of how something so small can become a defining moment in the history of the NFL.
  • Devonta Freeman & Tevin Coleman – Charissa Thompson sits down with the Falcons RB duo to discuss the high powered Atlanta offense and what it would mean to bring the city its first Super Bowl championship.
  • Manning Hour – In this special Super Bowl edition of “Manning Hour,” FOX Sports’ Cooper Manning is joined by his brother Eli, to relive some great Super Bowl moments.

FOX SUPER BOWL PREGAME

  • History of Football in Houston – Los Angeles Rams defensive coordinator and native Texan, Wade Phillips takes us on an animated journey through the history of the sport in Houston from its birth in the 1890s through notable moments in high school, college, and professional football history.
  • Friday Night Lights – Houston native and FOX NFL reporter Pam Oliver takes viewers through the popularity and cultural significance of high school football in Texas. The feature spans several cities and towns across the state with appearances by Cowboys owner Jerry Jones and Super Bowl winning-quarterback and Austin native Drew Brees.
  • Devon and Leah Stills’ Hospital Party – Houston is home to the largest children’s hospital in the country, Texas Children’s Hospital. Devon Still, a new Houston Texan, was inspired by his personal experience in children’s hospitals with his daughter Leah, who is now in remission from her battle with cancer. The father-daughter duo is now trying to pay it forward by visiting local children fighting cancer to help give them hope and inspiration.
  • National Anthem – FOX Sports has been watching the quiet protests during the National Anthem all season, but now we hear more about the varied messages behind them, where some players believe progress stands, and plans for the future. The segment also features opinions and insight from law enforcement on the protests and the issues surrounding it.
  • Ragged Old Flag Piece – Legendary musician Johnny Cash wrote “Ragged Old Flag” in 10 minutes. The words came out of him faster than he could write them down. Featuring an introduction by American singer and social rights activist Harry Belafonte, Sunday’s rendition is an impactful tribute with memorable visuals that demonstrates where this country has been and where we hope to go.
  • Houston Is The Heart of NASA – FOX Sports takes time to remember the life of John Glenn, the first man to orbit Earth who has some surprising NFL ties.  Jimmy Johnson visits Mission Control at NASA to talk X’s and O’s and the FOX NFL SUNDAY crew chats with astronauts Peggy Whitson and Shane Kimbrough live from the International Space Station.
  • Chris Long Feature – Howie Long grew up in New England and now his son Chris is a Patriot on his way to his first Super Bowl.  They talk family and football.

Once the game is underway, play-by-play announcer Joe Buck and analyst, NFL Hall of Famer Troy Aikman, call the action with Chris Myers and Erin Andrews reporting from the sidelines. For Buck and Aikman, it is their fifth Super Bowl assignment. Myers is also working his fifth while Andrews is working her second for FOX. FOX NFL rules analyst Mike Pereira contributes from the booth during the game to offer insight into any controversial plays or penalties. At halftime, Curt Menefee, Terry Bradshaw, Howie Long, Michael Strahan and Jimmy Johnson have first-half highlights and commentary before turning it over to musical guest Lady Gaga.

After a Super Bowl champion is crowned, Bradshaw guides the postgame festivities as NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell presents the Lombardi Trophy to the winning team at NRG Stadium’s 50-yard line. Then FOX NFL SUNDAY breaks down the biggest plays of the game before passing the baton to the FOX NFL KICKOFF show for further postgame coverage on FS1.

The FOX SUPER BOWL PREGAME show including halftime and postgame coverage is produced by Bill Richards and directed by Stephanie Medina. FOX Sports’ exclusive game coverage of Super Bowl LI is produced by Richie Zyontz and directed by Rich Russo. John Entz is President, FOX Sports Production and Executive Producer of FOX Sports. Eric Shanks is President, COO and Executive Producer of FOX Sports.

Super Bowl LI: Discovery Green Set

SUPER BOWL WEEK on FS1 Highlights: Evening Edition (2/2)

FOX Sports presents full coverage of Super Bowl LI with SKIP & SHANNON: UNDISPUTED, THE HERD WITH COLIN COWHERD, GARBAGE TIME WITH KATIE NOLAN: SUPER BOWL SPECIAL, FOX SPORTS LIVE WITH JAY & DAN, SPEAK FOR YOURSELF and NASCAR RACE HUB live from Houston’s Discovery Green as part of SUPER BOWL WEEK on FS1.

Below are highlights from today’s shows including THE HERD WITH COLIN COWHERD, GARBAGE TIME WITH KATIE NOLAN: SUPER BOWL SPECIAL; FOX SPORTS LIVE WITH JAY & DAN; and SPEAK FOR YOURSELF, as well as quotes from the Super Bowl LI on FOX Media Day.

Top Video Highlights and Quotes:

THE HERD WITH COLIN COWHERD

Michael Strahan on how he would feel playing for Bill Belichick:
“I think we’d get along great, to be honest with you. I would love to play for him. When it came to football, I was 100 percent in on winning. You want to win. I’m not out there to play every year and put my body through all the workouts in the offseason and the beatings during the season, not to win. What’s the point? So I think I would be very happy playing for him.”

Colin Cowherd feels the media has been insulting the Atlanta Falcons all week:
“Everybody’s talking about ‘Wow, what happens during the moment when Tom Brady gets that trophy from Roger Goodell?’ and I’m thinking the Atlanta Falcons are listening to that all week long. You do realize we are insulting the Atlanta Falcons every time we say that. You do realize their players, after they have practice, go to their hotels and turn on the TV to rest. And all week, the Atlanta Falcons are watching people like us say over and over ‘That’s going to be so weird when Brady gets the trophy from Roger Goodell.’ If you think that doesn’t reignite focus, you’re out of your mind.”

Dan Marino would rather keep his Hall of Fame jacket over a Super Bowl ring:
“No, I would not trade it. There’s a lot of guys that have played in the league, and won Super Bowls, but have only played for three or four years. For me to play for 17 years for the Dolphins, and the same community, it affected my life in a positive way. And to be an elite quarterback in the Hall of Fame is special. Obviously, you want to win a Super Bowl, and that’s the only feeling I really never had, is walking off Super Bowl Sunday night and not having that feeling that I was a champion. But I would not trade it.”

SPEAK FOR YOURSELF

When it comes to retirement, Cris Carter thinks Tom Brady should stay in the game for as long as possible:
“Tom Brady is sitting upright. He’s playing the best football of his life as he approaches 40. He should set the new standard. He should put this out there as far as it could be. To let people know that the argument is not ‘Who’s the best quarterback?’ The argument should be ‘Who is the second-best quarterback?’ when he gets two more Super Bowls. If you’ve got it, stay in the light.”

GARBAGE TIME WITH KATIE NOLAN

Peter Schrager wants Atlanta to embrace their current moment of success:
“This year Atlanta is having a moment. I’m not a hip hop fan, but they’ve got Gucci Mane and Future, and now you’ve got this team and a new stadium and it’s like a moment for Atlanta. Let’s not ignore it. Let’s just embrace it and enjoy it.”

Terry Bradshaw thinks young broadcasters need to prioritize genuineness over being “sports smart:”
“With young broadcasters, they come on and forget they’re talking to the viewer, and so they talk to the owners, the general managers, the players and they forget that the reason they are up here is that you’re more than qualified to be here. Your performance as a player has given you an opportunity and you can keep that going if you can learn to talk to the audience as if you’re talking to one of your great friends and explaining things. Not in a complicated manner, but in a common sense — not talked down, talked over, talked to — and if you do that, the chances are you’re going to have a successful career. Because the lens doesn’t lie. It will capture your genuineness through the lens and it can tell if you’re trying to be real smart. You’ve got to be able to talk to your audience and treat them as human beings.”

FOX SPORTS LIVE

Tomorrow’s FS1 Show Guests*:

SKIP & SHANNON: UNDISPUTED
Jason Witten, DeMarcus Ware, Matt Forte, Eli Manning, Bruce Arians

THE HERD WITH COLIN COWHERD
Bruce Arians, Carson Wentz, David Carr, Doug Baldwin Jr.

GARBAGE TIME WITH KATIE NOLAN: SUPER BOWL SPECIAL
JJ Watt, Greg Jennings

FOX SPORTS LIVE WITH JAY & DAN
Leonard Fournette, JJ Watt, Doug Baldwin Jr.

SPEAK FOR YOURSELF
Willie Colon, Peter Schrager, Jordan Howard, Stefon Diggs

*subject to change

For notes, coverage, bios, photography and more, visit the Super Bowl LI on FOX page on FOX Sports Press Pass.

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Earnhardt to Serve as Race Analyst for The Clash at Daytona on FS1

Dale Earnhardt Jr. is scheduled to join the FOX NASCAR television booth as a guest driver analyst during FS1’s live coverage of THE CLASH AT DAYTONA, the exhibition race that serves as a precursor to the 2017 NASCAR season, on Saturday, Feb. 18 (8:00 PM ET).

Earnhardt, a two-time winner of THE CLASH, will team with FOX NASCAR announcers Mike Joy, Hall of Famer and three-time champion Darrell Waltrip and four-time champ and former Hendrick Motorsports teammate Jeff Gordon.

THE CLASH AT DAYTONA marks Earnhardt’s second race in the FOX Sports booth. In June 2016, he served as a driver analyst for the NASCAR XFINITY SERIES race from Michigan International Speedway with Adam Alexander and Michael Waltrip, joining a roster of NASCAR CUP SERIES drivers to rotate in the XFINITY booth.

“I’m looking forward to getting back into the FOX Sports booth for the Clash,” Earnhardt said. “I had a great experience last year and am sure it will be just as enjoyable this time around. It’s a fun challenge for me.”

After missing the second half of the 2016 season while recovering from a concussion, Earnhardt makes his return to the Hendrick Motorsports No. 88 Nationwide Chevrolet SS for the DUEL AT DAYTONA, live on FS1 on Thursday, Feb. 23 (7:00 PM ET), followed by the DAYTONA 500 on FOX on Sunday, Feb. 26 (2:00 PM ET).

Earnhardt has a strong record at Daytona in Cup competition, winning four points-paying races there, including the prestigious DAYTONA 500 in 2004 and 2014, and scoring two victories in THE CLASH (2003 and 2008) and five in the DUEL AT DAYTONA, a pair of qualifying races for the DAYTONA 500.

“We are tickled pink that Dale chose to be with us for the first event of the season before he climbs back in the car,” said Eric Shanks, FOX Sports President & COO. “DW (Darrell Waltrip) even said that if Dale is nice, he may let him do the ‘Boogity, Boogity, Boogity’ at the green flag to start the season off the right way.”

For more information about Earnhardt, click here. For more information about FOX NASCAR, please visit FOX SPORTS PRESS PASS.

 

Shannon Sharpe at FOX Sports' Super Bowl LI Discovery Green

SUPER BOWL WEEK on FS1 Highlights: Morning Edition (2/2)

FOX Sports presents full coverage of Super Bowl LI with SKIP & SHANNON: UNDISPUTED, THE HERD WITH COLIN COWHERD, GARBAGE TIME WITH KATIE NOLAN: SUPER BOWL SPECIAL, FOX SPORTS LIVE WITH JAY & DAN, SPEAK FOR YOURSELF and NASCAR RACE HUB live from Houston’s Discovery Green as part of SUPER BOWL WEEK on FS1.

Below are highlights from this morning’s edition of SKIP & SHANNON: UNDISPUTED. Highlights from this afternoon’s programming and confirmed guests for tomorrow’s shows will be distributed later today.

Top Video Highlights:

Top Quotes:

Drew Brees reveals why he won’t make a Super Bowl prediction:
“I’m not making a prediction. We play both these teams this year. Why would I arm them with something to have against me in seven months? But listen, I would say this. I think Atlanta is the hottest team right now in regards to just their confidence level. But New England has been here before and New England is New England. I think the first quarter of this game will tell you a lot because Atlanta is a fast-starting team. In the last eight weeks, I think they have probably scored a touchdown on their first possession about every game. They have gotten out to big leads. This game is a bit different. You try to tell yourself the Super Bowl is like any other game but you step out there and the emotions and everything else take over. And if New England can jump out, then I think that’s a different situation than Atlanta is used to. That might set the tone for the game.”

Dan Marino predicts an Atlanta-winning field goal to end Super Bowl LI:
“Looking at their offense and how high-powered they are, their ability to run it and throw it. Matt Ryan is on a season to probably win the MVP. I think defensively they’re young but they’re good enough to stop New England enough…I think it’s going to be a close game. Late in the game Atlanta goes on a drive and kicks a field goal to win. That kind of game. Close and high scoring.”

For notes, coverage, bios, photography and more, visit the Super Bowl LI on FOX page on FOX Sports Press Pass.

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Landon Donovan Joins John Strong and Stu Holden for USA-Jamaica on FS1

LOS ANGELES, CA – FOX Sports heads to Chattanooga, Tenn., for its first U.S. Men’s National Team presentation of 2017 when the Americans host regional rival Jamaica on Friday, Feb. 3, beginning at 7:00 PM ET on FS1.

Rob Stone anchors pregame studio coverage from the FOX Broadcast Center in Los Angeles with USMNT legend Alexi Lalas. John Strong calls the match alongside former USMNT midfielder Stu Holden and Landon Donovan, the all-time leading goal scorer for the USMNT and the LA Galaxy, live from Finley Stadium. Emmy-award winning broadcaster Fernando Fiore contributes from the sidelines.

The friendly will be Bruce Arena’s second match back in charge of the USMNT and is the final tune-up before the team’s critical World Cup qualifier against Honduras March 24 on FS1. The Americans hold a 13-2-8 record against the Reggae Boyz in 23 matches dating back to 1988. The two countries last met in the semifinals of the 2015 CONCACAF Gold Cup, where Jamaica defeated the USA 2-1 to advance to the tournament final to face Mexico.

The match can also be live streamed via FOX Sports GO and FOX Soccer 2Go. FOX Sports GO is available on desktops at FOXSportsGO.com or on the FOX Sports GO app, which can be downloaded from iTunes, Google Play, Amazon App Store and Windows Store. Streaming is also now available on several connected devices, including Apple TV, Android TV, FireTV, Roku, Chromecast and Xbox One.

All FOX soccer information, including biographies, photographs and archived press releases are available on FOX Sports Press Pass.

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UFC TONIGHT Quotes – Florian Picks Korean Zombie over Bermudez

Ice Cube to Ronda Rousey: “Come back and fight. A lot of great fighters lose.”

LOS ANGELES, CA – On UFC TONIGHT, hosts Kenny Florian and Daniel Cormier preview the upcoming FS1 UFC FIGHT NIGHT: BERMUDEZ VS. THE KOREAN ZOMBIE. The crew catches up with headliner Dennis Bermudez and rising strawweight Alexa Grasso, as well as Ice Cube and Charlie Day. Plus, Karyn Bryant adds reports.

UFC TONIGHT host Daniel Cormier on Dennis Bermudez vs. The Korean Zombie: “Dennis Bermudez has been active and has a win over the current interim champion Max Holloway. He’s gotten comfortable with his striking and wrestling, and is ready to move up in the division. For Bermudez, he’s got to piece it all together, like he did against Clay Guida. There are no tune-up fights for The Korean Zombie.”

UFC TONIGHT host Kenny Florian on The Korean Zombie’s return: “The Korean Zombie is very aggressive and is a whirlwind of technique. He gets submissions from front headlocks, which is a good counter to the wrestling of Bermudez. The Korean Zombie is so dangerous. I think Dennis has to be patient with this fight. The longer he’s on the mat rolling with The Korean Zombie, the more susceptible to submissions he is.”

Dennis Bermudez on how he defeats a zombie: “Air miles. I throw him on his head.”

Bermudez on how he prepared for The Korean Zombie, who’s been out for more than two years: “I prepared for him as if he’s never left, for the best we’ve ever seen him.”

Bermudez on where a win puts him in the division: “I think it puts me into top five. I have a win over Max, so I’m trying to get that belt.”

Bermudez on training with Henri Hooft: “I wanted to get out of my comfort zone and get some good work with Henri.”

VIDEO: Interview: Dennis Bermudez tells us how he’ll beat the Korean Zombie
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XGGOgr7JxKQ

Cormier on Bermudez’s keys to victory: “He has to utilize feints, get in boxing range and land the takedown, but be aware of his limbs and neck because of Zombie’s submissions.”

Florian on The Korean Zombie’s keys to victory: “He’s got to maintain forward pressure, win the scrambles and look for the submissions.”

Both Cormier and Florian pick The Korean Zombie to win. Florian on how: “It’s hard to get a gauge how much The Korean Zombie has progressed with his training since he’s been gone. I think he’s been keeping up and he’ll wait for a mistake from Dennis and get a submission.”

VIDEO: StrikeZone and Predictions: Bermudez vs. Korean Zombie
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gOycZgB7FnI

Alexa Grasso on how she got into MMA: “My coach, who’s my uncle, was a fighter and I tried one of his classes and fell in love with it.”

Grasso on how she needs to fight Felice Herrig: “I need to be more aggressive. I hope fans will see how hard I’m working. You can expect a very interesting fight.”

Grasso on her goals as a Mexican fighter: “It’s important to show that we can be in the international leagues. I want to be in the top 10 this year and show I’m one of the best in the world.”

Ice Cube on if he’d like to see Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor fight: “It’s interesting. Who don’t want to see it? It don’t matter if you come from the same sport. People want to watch them scrap. How about they box one fight, then next they go MMA, then they box again. ”

Cube on if Ronda Rousey should fight again: “Come back and fight. A lot of great fighters lose.”

VIDEO: Interview: Ice Cube and Charlie Day talk McGregor vs. Mayweather and more
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=757I37y3TSQ

Cormier on who he’d like to see Francis Ngannou fight next: “I’d like to see him fight Ben Rothwell. He’s big like Ngannou.”

Florian on who Ngannou should fight next: “Steven Struve – he’s a huge guy who’s also dangerous on the mat. Both fighters can grow from a fight with each other.”

Cormier on who Jorge Masvidal should fight next: “I think he should fight Carlos Condit. It’d be a good measuring stick for Jorge. Carlos is ready to come back after a disappointing last fight.”

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SUPER BOWL WEEK on FS1 Highlights: Evening Edition (2/1)

FOX Sports presents full coverage of Super Bowl LI with SKIP & SHANNON: UNDISPUTED, THE HERD WITH COLIN COWHERD, GARBAGE TIME WITH KATIE NOLAN: SUPER BOWL SPECIAL, FOX SPORTS LIVE WITH JAY & DAN, SPEAK FOR YOURSELF and NASCAR RACE HUB live from Houston’s Discovery Green as part of SUPER BOWL WEEK on FS1.

Below are highlights from today’s shows including THE HERD WITH COLIN COWHERD, GARBAGE TIME WITH KATIE NOLAN: SUPER BOWL SPECIAL; FOX SPORTS LIVE WITH JAY & DAN; and SPEAK FOR YOURSELF.

Top Video Highlights and Quotes:

THE HERD WITH COLIN COWHERD

Colin Cowherd tells the Cleveland Browns to go get Jimmy Garoppolo:
“Don’t worry about college quarterbacks. You’ve got a guy that can play. And with this other argument ‘Oh, I give up draft picks,’ I go back to this – the Washington Redskins gave up all sorts of draft picks for RGIII. He was, after one year, a bust, right? They made the playoffs two years ago and almost made it this year, down to Week 17. You can give up six players in the draft. If you get the quarterback right, draft picks are far less relevant. Just get the quarterback. Garoppolo, you’ve seen enough – a hell of a lot more with Garoppolo than with Mitch Trubisky. Go get him. Five picks. You’ve got about 12 picks next year. Give half of them up, who cares? Get the quarterback right.”

Eric Mangini says Super Bowl distractions may challenge Atlanta:
“It’s hard. You get all of your work done the first week, so 95 percent of the game plan is done by the time you go to the site of the Super Bowl. And then when you’re at the Super Bowl you’re fine-tuning it, but there are so many distractions this week. You’ve got family, you’ve got friends and all of the media responsibilities. Things are so different during this second week. If you haven’t done all of that work and prepped the way you’re supposed to, just get to a fine-tuning level, it’s really hard. And that’s the challenge for Atlanta because everything is so new for them. Luckily they have some Super Bowl experience on that staff and with the front office.”

GARBAGE TIME WITH KATIE NOLAN

Kyle Turley on his experience with cannabis:
“I was introduced to it in my second year of my career. It helped. But we were being pushed to the opiates during my career. Post-career, unfortunately I had a lot of neurological issues that started to surface up in my career, and things started getting worse post career. So that from pain killers and muscle relaxants that are getting pushed around constantly. Then it was psych meds as well. And all these things that made me a zombie, so at my lowest, I had to make a choice to either kill myself or just go disappear. And I was shown the light, and my life was saved by cannabis. It was because I made an informed, educated choice on how to use it and what works and what doesn’t.”

FOX SPORTS LIVE

SPEAK FOR YOURSELF

Tomorrow’s FS1 Show Guests*:

SKIP & SHANNON: UNDISPUTED
AJ Green, Antonio Brown, Michael Bennett, Greg Olsen, Dan Marino, Drew Brees

THE HERD WITH COLIN COWHERD
DeMarco Murray, Drew Brees, Dan Marino, Brandon Marshall, AJ Green, Greg Cosell, Terry Bradshaw

GARBAGE TIME WITH KATIE NOLAN: SUPER BOWL SPECIAL
Drew Brees, Brandon Marshall

FOX SPORTS LIVE WITH JAY & DAN
Eric Berry, Drew Brees, Tony Gonzalez

SPEAK FOR YOURSELF
Kyle Rudolph, Tyrann Mathieu, Michael Bennett, Carlos Hyde, Justin Forsett

NASCAR RACE HUB
Jeff Gordon

*subject to change

SUPER BOWL WEEK on FS1 Highlights: Morning Edition (2/1)

FOX Sports presents full coverage of Super Bowl LI with SKIP & SHANNON: UNDISPUTED, THE HERD WITH COLIN COWHERD, GARBAGE TIME WITH KATIE NOLAN: SUPER BOWL SPECIAL, FOX SPORTS LIVE WITH JAY & DAN, SPEAK FOR YOURSELF and NASCAR RACE HUB live from Houston’s Discovery Green as part of SUPER BOWL WEEK on FS1.

Below are highlights from this morning’s edition of SKIP & SHANNON: UNDISPUTED. Highlights from this afternoon’s programming and confirmed guests for tomorrow’s shows will be distributed later today.

Top Video Highlights:

Top Quotes:

Skip Bayless doubles down on belief that Tom Brady is more valuable than Bill Belichick:
“This question becomes offensive to me because I don’t think it’s even close. It has always been Tom Brady is more valuable than Bill Belichick. In fact, I believe that Tom Brady saved Bill’s job and made Bill what he became. He allowed Bill to become Bill Belichick… Out of the sky, into their lap, in the sixth round had fallen some kid from Michigan who had run the ugliest looking NFL Combine 40-yard dash you will ever see. But he can play, when the chips were on the table, as you [Shannon Sharpe and Ray Lewis] saw up close, and you guys did the best job anybody ever did against him in his place, but he can play. He’s got laser focus, he’s got intangibles, he’s got a killer will in him that supersedes whatever talent he wasn’t born with.”

Cris Carter measures value based on which receiver warrants double coverage:
“There’s two different aspects here as far as evaluating the receivers. You mentioned the good stats as far as Edelman since week number five; he’s the most targeted so he’s very, very valuable to Tom Brady. Also, they don’t have a bunch of explosive players. Edelman is invaluable. Edelman cannot have a bad game for New England to win. Now, on Julio’s side we have a different element. You have one of the rare athletes, he’s like a defensive end. When you have a defensive end like Lawrence Taylor or any other great players, you have to double team them on every play. So what you do is you tilt the field because you hurt the number count…When you talk about who’s more valuable, one player tilts the field. So if I have to pick who is more critical it’s Julio Jones because he can create the double team that provides a bunch of mismatches. I haven’t seen Edelman double-teamed.”