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Championship Review

Mark Chapman returns with Osi Umenyiora and Jason Bell for an NFL season highlights review in the lead-up to Super Bowl 51 in Houston, Texas.


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It'll be time for these two teams to settle it.

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Elway, he's going to fire towards the end zone.

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Fontana throws.

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Rodgers looking downfield.

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Going deep!

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The one-man wrecking crew!

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Unbelievable!

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Let's go!

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How did he do that?

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Caught!

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Unstoppable!

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Welcome to The NFL Show.

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We're one week away from Super Bowl LI and we now know which two teams

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will be in the big show.

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It's tight, man.

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I'm telling you, it's real!

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We are ready to go!

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Let's get this!

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No one ever stops us but us.

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We're not doing it today.

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Let's take care of business.

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Let's go.

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Let's get rolling.

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Great catch.

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I've got you, brother.

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One more means an NFL record.

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There we have it, then.

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On Sunday the 5th of February, the four-time Super Bowl champions,

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the New England Patriots, will meet the Atlanta Falcons,

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who will only be appearing in their second ever Super Bowl.

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This will be a matchup between those who have been there, done that,

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against a team with too much offensive exuberance to care.

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I'm here once again with Jason Bell.

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What did you make of last weekend?

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Thank you for that introduction!

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We saw some serious offense.

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It was exciting.

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Those two teams had some serious offense and they lit it up.

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What surprised you about either of the two games?

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What surprised me is the fact that both those teams are really doing

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a good job with adjusting to the mistakes they

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made the week before.

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Atlanta and New England?

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Yes, both of those teams.

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Whatever they had as a weakness and they showed the week before,

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the coaching staff is doing a good job with eliminating those mistakes.

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Were you surprised...

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Are you all right?

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Were you surprised both games were quite so one-sided?

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You know, I was surprised.

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I knew Green Bay had issues on defense but I thought

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they would be able to contain it a little better against Atlanta

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but that score really surprised me.

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I'm going to have to talk to him, won't I?

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We need to include him.

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I know, I know!

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The reason, in case you are wondering why I'm

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trying to ignore him, is because he is so unbelievably

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smug because now, with the divisional weekend

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and the Conference Championship, you are six and 0 in American speak

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with your predictions?

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I mean, what do you want me to say?

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What do you want me to say, Mark?

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I'm just great!

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I'm just great!

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And the fact that you sat here and you talked to Jason

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for a couple of minutes without even speaking to me is sad,

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it makes me very sad.

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You know what I mean?

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Mark, just please, next time, don't do that to me because,

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as you know, I am the greatest!

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I'm the greatest job creator in the history...

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Sorry, sorry!

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Don't go overboard!

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Did the margin of victory surprise you?

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Yes.

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In both of those games.

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Especially with the Atlanta - Green Bay game because Green Bay

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came to the game on a ridiculous roll and to see them just stymied

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by the Atlanta Falcons, just disrupted everything

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they wanted to do, was a big surprise to me.

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New England against the Pittsburgh Steelers,

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that one wasn't quite so much as a surprise because, you know,

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I felt like New England was the better football team,

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but Atlanta versus Green Bay, definitely.

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OK.

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If you want to catch extended highlights of the two games that did

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take place last week with full commentary and analysis, you can

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find them on our Tuesday show, that is NFL This Week

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and that is on the iPlayer.

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We're going to take a look at the Green Bay Packers

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and the Atlanta Falcons.

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A fight which was for the NFC championship and the right to play

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in next week's Super Bowl.

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The Packers have been writing their own script

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for the last eight games, with quarterback Aaron Rodgers

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playing the all-action hero.

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But they faced a Falcons team that have an array of weapons

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at their disposal and they cared not for the Packers' Hollywood tale.

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And do you think, as we see both teams coming out here,

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this was the last game ever to be played at the Georgia Dome...

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They're going to move to the stadium just next door.

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Do you think that had an effect?

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You have played in this venue.

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From watching the game, that stadium was always like that.

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Even when the Falcons aren't winning they are like that,

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they are just so exuberant, so much excitement

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and so much passion.

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And for the Falcons to be fielding such a good football team,

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I don't think that being the last game would have anything to do

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with that, that is just the way the city is.

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When we were here last week and we spoke about Green Bay,

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we focused on the sheer brilliance of Aaron Rodgers.

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Listen, losing a game doesn't deny that but we also talked

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about the consistency of Mason Crosby, the kicker who then

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missed his first field goal in 23 postseason attempts

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or 24 post-season attempts.

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Do you think they were intimidated?

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I don't think they were intimidated but it seems like they just

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ran out of that match that they had going on.

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And you have to give Atlanta some credit.

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They did what they were supposed to do.

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You attack Aaron Rodgers, you do not let him sit back

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there and do anything to you.

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You dictate what you are going to do to him.

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And they did a good job with that.

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Matt Ryan did more than just step back into the pocket and throw

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the ball, as you saw there with that touchdown.

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Yes, he can do it all.

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Speaking of Matt Ryan.

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He is a fantastic quarterback.

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Spreading the ball all around, running the football,

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whatever it takes for this guy to be able to win, he is showing

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the ability to do that so far.

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Although it does help, the weapons that are at his disposal?

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He has numerous go-to guys?

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The beauty of that is whenever he sees what the defense

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is giving him, he can just throw that person, he doesn't have

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to think, is it my star guy?

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He knows that guy can do a job and win that.

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So what you're saying, then, is...

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Julio Jones, who we will talk about in a moment,

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is, as we see there, he is their star wide receiver?

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He is Matt Ryan's number one go-to guy.

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But if, for example, he sees two men covering him,

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then he knows that somewhere else he will have someone free

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and they aren't that bad an option?

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That is kind of what you are saying?

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That is exactly what I'm saying.

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There is always a one-on-one matchup that the offense wants to go to.

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And he is confident in that guy, whoever that matchup is on his team.

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The scary thing to me about this Atlanta Falcons offense

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is they are operating the way Tom Brady under

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Bill Belichick would.

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Finding open receivers.

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But they have the X-factor in Julio Jones.

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They have a guy who can do it all.

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And Matt Ryan is still finding all the other receivers the same way

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Tom Brady would in New England.

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That is an outstanding offense, that will be very difficult to stop.

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We will focus more on Ryan and Julio Jones in just a moment.

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Just from a Green Bay perspective, is there any party that feels

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slightly sorry for them, given the football they have

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produced in the last few weeks, as they, as Aaron Rodgers said,

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tried to run the table?

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I really do because the way they were playing and clicking

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on all cylinders on offense, if they just had a couple of guys

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not get hurt on defense, we could be talking about them

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in the Super Bowl.

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Rodgers was actually emotional afterwards,

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as Dan Quinn gets the traditional bucket of Gatorade over

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the back of his neck.

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Aaron Rodgers was quite emotional afterwards

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when he talked about Jordy Nelson, who came back from injury

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with broken ribs to play.

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I think he was more emotional about the way

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the Atlanta Falcons smacked him!

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He transferred that into Jordy Nelson.

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It's not because of Jordy Nelson, man, come on!

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Everybody gets hurt in the NFL, it happens!

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You are not buying it?

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No!

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He was crying because it got smacked around!

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What do you want me to say?

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It happens!

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OK, fine!

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So, we have touched on Ryan, we have touched on Jones,

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let's deal with them in more depth.

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Matt Ryan is favourite for MVP, isn't he?

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Yeah, I would think so.

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Because he is the best guy on that team and the way that

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offense is operating, it is all because of him,

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it is because he has got the ability to spread that ball around.

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Can you explain what makes him so good and maybe why he's different

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to the other quarterback in this game, Aaron Rodgers, who we've

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focused on a lot in this show?

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Number one, his nickname will tell you everything you need

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to know about this man.

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Matty Ice, and they say that because he is cool,

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calm and collected under pressure.

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Do you think that is a good nickname, by the way?

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I think it's a great nickname!

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Matty Ice?

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Then you have to tap the vein when you do it because, you know,

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there is ice water running through his veins.

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Yeah, he's everything you would want in a quarterback.

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Cerebral, smart, athletic.

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He can do it all.

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As far as him being the MVP, no question about that.

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He is the best player on the best offensive football.

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People watching the Super Bowl with us next weekend,

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which we hope they will, on Sunday night on BBC One,

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what should they look out for with Julio Jones?

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Well, you are going to see the best athlete

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in the entire NFL on display.

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That is saying a lot!

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Is he not?

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Do you disagree?

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He is one of the best.

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Who would you say is a better athlete than Julio Jones?

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Somebody definitely who plays quarterback!

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Very good!

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Jason always loyal to his position!

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Got to stick with what I know!

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Would you see a guy who is big, tall, fast, physical,

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there is nothing this guy cannot do on the football field,

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and try to be physical with him,?

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He will out physical you.

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If you try to play bump-and-run on him, he will run past you.

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If you throw the ball up, he will jump up there

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and get it over you.

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There is really no stopping this guy and I really don't know how

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the New England Patriots are going to deal with him.

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How much do you praise Atlanta's defense here because it is all

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about their offense at the moment.

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I was getting tweets from Atlanta fans on Sunday

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night and on Monday, saying, make sure this week that

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you praise Atlanta's defense as well for what they did to Green Bay.

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It is important.

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You cannot underestimate what the Atlanta Falcons defense

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was able to do against Green Bay.

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As we alluded to earlier, this was the hottest

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offense in football.

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The Green Bay Packers.

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And the hottest quarterback, Aaron Rodgers, and they corralled

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him, they disrupted the timing of the receivers, they stopped

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the running game, they did everything they needed to do,

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which was something that nobody else in football up until that point

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had been able to do.

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They are just like Seattle's defense, right?

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It is the same kind of thing.

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They looked at that film and thought, we don't do

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these kind of things.

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Fixed it up tight and you see how they played.

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OK, with the hype of the Super Bowl, the achievement of actually

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winning your conference can often be forgotten.

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Here are the Falcons celebrating that achievement.

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It's unbelievable.

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Honestly, as you get older you appreciate

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these moments so much.

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Most years you go home disappointed.

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This year, I am one game away.

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It's unreal.

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I don't really know what to say or think.

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I just want to hug all my team-mates, you know?

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Because we put all the work in, we grinded all year.

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As a kid, it's something I always dream of.

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And to see it come to fruition, I cannot express in words right now.

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When we started playing against the best teams around,

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that everybody was saying was the best, we just knew,

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once we got together and once we started moulding together,

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nobody can stop us.

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I'm a little speechless right now!

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But, you know, the brotherhood is the main thing.

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When you've got brotherhood guys that just go out

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and fight for each other, the sky's the limit.

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And one of the reasons the Atlanta Falcons might have been

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celebrating so much is that most of the team have never

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been to a Super Bowl.

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And now, there they are, preparing to meet the most

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experienced Super Bowl team ever to be assembled, the

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New England Patriots.

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This will be a mental battle as much as a physical one.

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Osi and Jason met up with Super-middleweight boxer

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Chris Eubank Junior to chat about how you keep your head when

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others are trying to knock it off.

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I've always wanted to do this!

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Yeah...

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Champ!

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I don't know what the hell I'm doing!

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I'm scared!

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You ever been in front of a pro boxer before?

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I'm doing it right now!

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I'm the speed guy, I'm about speed.

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I was really fast.

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In NFL you guys got to be quick.

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I don't know what it's called, I think it's called a duke

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or something like that?

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It's like, you act like you're going to...

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And then you switch.

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That's great in boxing, too.

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You're always around, always moving.

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What's he going to do?

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What's he going to do?

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It's a very mental game.

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It is chess.

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It is tactics and strategy.

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In football it is a lot of the same thing.

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I think from the outside looking in, you would think it is just people

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running into each other.

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But there is so much strategy and so much that goes

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into the preparation of the game.

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Before a fight the guys have to be the same weight.

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After the weigh-in, you weigh in and you square up with your man.

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You look at each other.

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I don't like this!

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I'm not going to box, ever!

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You look inside the guy's soul, you can see...

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OK, is he scared?

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Is he ready?

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You've got a little bit of fire in you.

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OK!

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Come together, let's see it.

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Hold on, now!

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That's OK.

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I told you!

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I told you, J Bell...

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I told you, I warned you.

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What you got?

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What you got, J Bell?

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You could get hit!

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I'm done!

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That is definitely against the rules!

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You seen me connect with that overhand left?

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You didn't see that?

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I didn't see anything.

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We can do it again.

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You have that look in your eye.

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What is that look?

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It's like...

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You're kind of scary.

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Yeah!

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It's a little...

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Is that just the way you are all the time?

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Or is it once you step into this arena, you've got that...?

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Is it because we are in here?

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You have a little glare.

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I can't really explain it.

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I have got two big footballers in front of me, I can't be...

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I've got to hold my own here.

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Swell up a little bit.

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You got a big fight coming up soon.

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That's right.

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February 4th.

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I'm fighting for the IBO Super Middleweight world title.

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It's a sport.

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You want to score the most points, you want to win.

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You want to elevate your career, you want to become the best.

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It is a huge deal for me.

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We've got the Super Bowl coming up, two big teams

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getting ready to go at it.

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You've got a big fight coming up.

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Talk to me about how you keep your emotions in check

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before something like that.

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It doesn't matter how hard you hit me, it doesn't matter

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what you do or say...

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Poker face.

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If you start thinking about, he's strong, he's quick,

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maybe he's going to do that...

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That's when you can get hurt, when you start thinking

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about what might happen to you.

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We were playing New England, this was in the Super Bowl, actually.

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And Tom Brady, who is the greatest quarterback in the NFL...

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I know Tom.

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We were just wearing him out.

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And we looked over across at their side and they had the big

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Jumbotrons and they showed Tom Brady laying into his offensive line.

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He was like, y'all can't do it, y'all got to protect...

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As soon as we saw that, we were like, this game is over!

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This guy is done.

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Because the minute you get somebody to start doing that

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to their offensive line, it degrades them, it degrades

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the whole team and they're not going to play as hard any more.

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If you start worrying too much about your opponent,

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you start to lose focus on what you do well.

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I see it all the time.

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When I'm fighting and sparring.

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You know, you look at a guy a certain way, and you can just tell

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what he's thinking and what he's going to do and how he's

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going to act towards you, just from looking into his eyes.

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Don't let the guy, don't let your opponent see that,

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don't let him feel that, because that can give him an edge.

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LAUGHTER

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I'll sit and fight anybody, ever.

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One of me and the guys, and send it to me, yeah.

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There were some interesting moves there.

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Yeah.

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In case you didn't know, I'm also the greatest boxer.

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Oh yeah!

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Oh!

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The greatest boxer you've ever seen.

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Do you know what, you wouldn't have known it from watching that.

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If you had been there, you would have saw that

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I caught him a couple of times.

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I'm sure you did.

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Obviously, the whole point of that, apart from to laugh at you two

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trying to fight each other, was to talk about

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the mental strength.

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Will the Patriots be going into this Super Bowl mentally

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stronger than the Falcons because of the experience,

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Brady and Belichick in particular?

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A lot of the Patriots squad are actually inexperienced but not

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Brady and Belichick.

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Yeah, those are the two most important people on this squad

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and they know exactly what they're getting into.

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And they know exactly how to handle themselves.

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They have a vast amount of experience to be able to pull from.

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I mean, this will be a really tough situation

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for the Atlanta Falcons in that regard.

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We're forgetting about Dan Quinn.

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I mean, he's been there.

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He knows what it takes to be there and how to prepare to get there,

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so he's going to have to get his team on the same level

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of thinking that he's always been.

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But then each player is responsible for their own mentality.

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That's true, but he can tell them, this is where you need to be.

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It's all about your leadership.

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if he gives you the information, that this is what's going to happen,

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get your mind right, that's helpful.

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What do you think was different for you when you went

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into your second Super Bowl compared to your first?

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We were a lot calmer. I can tell you that.

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And we had a lot more belief that, because we had beaten them before,

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we had no fear, we had no nothing, and we felt like we were the better

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team, believe it or not.

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And so we went in there thinking to ourselves, OK,

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we've experienced this.

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A couple of players who were the real big players

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in 2007 were still there 2011.

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Calmed everybody down.

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We went in there, really calm and we just enjoyed ourselves.

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And you are more ready for the bedlam that comes with it.

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You know, the astonishing media and fan interest

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that is around the Super Bowl.

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I mean, it is wall-to-wall on television and radio

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when you get over there.

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Yeah, it's ridiculous, man.

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But what the teams will do, is they kind of isolate you from that.

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You know, they try to keep things as normal as possible, so,

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outside of the media day, which we're going to be

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on on Monday, and then one on Tuesday, everything goes

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back to normal.

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So you're on the same practice schedule, you have certain things

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you have to do outside of that, but they try to give everything

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is close to normal as possible and they did a good job of that

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when we were playing.

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And you can't actually escape media day, can you?

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It's not like here, with our football or cricket

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or rugby where just the odd player will be put up to do the interviews.

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The whole team are put in a room and the media are let loose on them.

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Yeah, everybody's there, you've got access to them, but,

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you know, I think the guys like it.

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Do they?

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Yeah, yeah.

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It's their day. They've made it.

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It's their time to kind of celebrate before the game.

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And, "Look at me", you know.

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But after that, it's all work.

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Who'd have thought that American footballers liked to be looked

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at and talk about themselves?

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I hated it.

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Did you?

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Yeah... Believe it or not, I did.

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I actually got fined for not going to one of the media days.

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I went on Monday, and on Tuesday we were supposed to show up.

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I didn't show up, I was like, "I'm not doing this".

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"I'm locked in, Mark, I want to win".

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Seriously?

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This happened. This really happened.

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Wow.

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Because, back then, I wasn't the type of person I am now.

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LAUGHTER

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I was much more serious, Mark.

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Much more serious.

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LAUGHTER

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What on earth changed?

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Let's take a look at how those New England Patriot

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booked their place in the Super Bowl against the Pittsburgh Steelers.

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In the AFC Conference Final.

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Let me talk about the Patriots here.

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We talked about Atlanta may be being carried along by the fans

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in the Georgia Dome.

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I wonder whether New England had a point to prove

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because they received a bit of criticism after the win over

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the Texans in the previous round.

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Yes, they did.

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People were saying, they didn't play that well,

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they didn't do the things they were accustomed to doing.

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And so they came out and said, "You don't believe in us?

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We're going to show you".

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And they smashed the Pittsburgh Steelers in the mouth.

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Outstanding game by the New England Patriots.

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Yeah, and what that game against Houston did,

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it let them fix flaws they had defensively.

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They were able to get attacked by a good defense on things

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that they didn't do well and they corrected it,

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and that's what the Patriots do.

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They always get better at their weaknesses.

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As we did with Atlanta Green Bay, as we watch the highlights

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of the game, let's just touch on it from the defeated

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team's point of view.

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Before we go back to the Patriots.

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By the time we'd reached this point in the second quarter,

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Le'Veon Bell was out for the Steelers.

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Now, again, on previous shows we've talked about what an important

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player he is for them.

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So can the Steelers use that as an excuse for not

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pushing the Patriots more?

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No excuses, there's no such thing.

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I mean, people get hurt in football.

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You can say, oh, we didn't have Le'Veon Bell,

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but no one cares about that.

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You've got to get the next guy in to plug in and play.

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And that's the reality of the situation.

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Their fans will care about that.

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I mean, he is one of three players that they wouldn't want to lose.

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Antonio Brown and Roethlisberger being the other two.

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Listen, when we were talking about it, it was all about those three.

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And we knew what the Patriots did, they doubled Antonio Brown

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and they said, "You're going to have to beat us in the run game".

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Well, the best runner in that game went down and got hurt.

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And you saw it significantly change after that.

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Who's the best tight end in football?

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Gronkowski was.

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Where's he at?

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Yeah, yeah, you know, that's one guy.

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Did you hear the New England Patriots make one excuse?

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But they had a chance to adjust.

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They had issues...

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Even after he got hurt?

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When he first got hurt, they had issues.

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Did you hear them make one excuse? What did Bill Belichick say?

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Listen...

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What did he say?

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The Steelers didn't have any excuses either.

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That's what I'm trying to tell you.

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To be honest, what does he ever say?

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Exactly.

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He doesn't say anything.

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He's like, we're onto the next game.

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But we're saying, in this game, Bell getting hurt

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was significant for them.

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They needed that.

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That's what was going to keep that offense involved.

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I could never argue the point that Bell getting hurt

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wasn't significant.

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Of course it was.

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What I'm try to tell you is, there's no excuse.

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There's no excuses in football.

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True.

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But, and I never try and take sides in your arguments,

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the Patriots have been without Gronkowski for a while.

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So they've been able to deal with that situation

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in practice in the week.

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Le'Veon Bell went during this game.

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Shouldn't they have been prepared for the eventuality that

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somebody might get hurt?

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DeAngelo Williams went.

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OK, if he gets hurt, we'll prepare our defense in how

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we attack without him.

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That doesn't make any sense.

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Bell missed the first four games of the season.

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DeAngelo Williams, what did he do?

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Was born the best running back in football when Bell got hurt.

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Guess what happened?

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Le'Veon Bell got hurt, they put in DeAngelo Williams,

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and they stuffed him.

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Right.

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It happens.

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Bell's a different runner.

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And you've got to block differently for Bell.

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Because the offensive line knows how much patience he has back there.

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The holes kind of operate differently.

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You know that with two different runners.

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We're going to agree to disagree on this one.

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Yeah, yeah.

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And Patriots fans who, quite rightly maybe over

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the course of the season, have said that we haven't

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really spoken about them, considering how good they've been,

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and that's probably true.

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But that's also true because they aren't a soap opera.

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They just get on and do the job.

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So, the most obvious face to watch in the Super Bowl next week

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is obviously Tom Brady.

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This is true. He's magic.

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I mean, the guy gets the ball out.

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He's always prepared. He has so much experience.

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This is like a practice for him, he's been in so many Super Bowls.

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And you just can't make that up, you know.

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He's been in, I heard a stat today which is a great stat,

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14% of all Super Bowls.

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That's not a team.

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That's an individual player.

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That is, quite frankly, ridiculous.

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I don't know how...

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LAUGHTER

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What kind of sorcery...

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I mean, 14% of all Super Bowls this guy has played in,

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and they've won a majority of them, man.

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The only two that they lost were...

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You know.

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Yeah, yeah...

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Well, yeah, yeah.

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But this is an outstanding team, outstanding quarterback,

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outstanding coach, the best coach in the history of the

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NFL, in my opinion.

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And they keep on getting it done.

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Right, a couple of other players, because they aren't

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a one-man offense.

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LeGarrette Blount.

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Yeah, yeah.

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How will Atlanta try to stop LeGarrette Blount?

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I mean, they're going to have to be tough in their inside linebackers

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because, guess what, if you let that happen,

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if you let him get a full head of steam, he can run people over.

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And it's amazing that they've got a guy with that amount

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of talent on their team.

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Yeah, outstanding running back.

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Tough, tough physical guy, runs between.

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And this is what the Patriots like to do.

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They like to pound you with a run and then go over

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the top with the pass.

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They keep you off balance.

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You don't know what they're going to do with their personnel.

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You don't know what they're going to do at any point in time.

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And that's what makes them such a dynamic team.

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When we spoke about Atlanta and we spoke about their wide

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receiver Julio Jones and we spoke about his athleticism

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and his physical prowess, if we look at Chris Hogan

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for the Patriots, one of the reasons I'm led to understand why

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he was so attracted to the Patriots is because of his

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footballing intelligence.

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So is he a more cerebral wide receiver?

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I mean, he's athletic, too, but you know to play in that offense

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that you have to be a very cerebral player because anything can happen.

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When you move and change positions.

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And they saw something special in him when they

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scouted him in Buffalo.

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They knew this guy had what they needed.

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This is the thing that gets me with New England.

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They get guys who weren't that good on other teams,

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that come to their team and excel.

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I mean, Chris Hogan was a guy who was bouncing around the league.

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All of a sudden, he's in the Championship game, scored,

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getting two touchdowns, 180 yards.

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I don't know how they do that, man.

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Right, the Patriots may be all business on the field,

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but even they can appreciate a Championship win.

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It's all about the players.

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We've got great players they work hard, they're unselfish.

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And they're tough.

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This is my motivation right here, all these fellas right

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here in front of me.

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That's why we're here, because these guys...

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And all these fans got to see it today.

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The boys showed up and play today, so we've got to do that

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thing again in two weeks.

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It's mental toughness, man, that's what it's all about.

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And this team's got it.

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And we'll see if we can write the perfect ending

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in a couple weeks.

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It's going to take a big effort.

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We need a couple of weeks to prepare because we're playing a great team.

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It's going to be a hell of a game.

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You played some football in Houston.

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You were at the Houston Texans.

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So when we are in Houston next week, what should we expect from Houston?

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The ground first of all, the venue.

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Oh!

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It's an amazing stadium. It's a state-of-the-art stadium.

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The people in Houston love football.

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It's a football city.

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And there's going to be some great food.

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LAUGHTER

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That's what I'm excited about.

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And great people.

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Love Houston.

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Love you.

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Right, you'll eat well, then, we've got that from it.

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What's the difference between an indoor Super Bowl

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and an outdoor Super Bowl?

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From a playing perspective.

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Well, with an indoor Super Bowl, the elements are disregarded

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because everything is controlled and you play so much faster inside.

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Because of the turf, it allows you to get off faster,

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allows you to run faster.

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Usually a quicker playing surface.

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And that's pretty much it.

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And then the noise, because it's enclosed and so the crowd noise,

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you feel they are right on top of you screaming, yelling.

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It's really impressive, man.

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And I loved playing in that kind of environment.

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Do indoor Super Bowls favour teams who play in stadia and outdoor

0:26:050:26:08

Super Bowls favour teams who normally play in outdoor arenas?

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Or is that nonsense?

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I would think so, but remember, this is a retractable stadium.

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So we don't know if it's going to be closed or open.

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You know what I just found out the other day,

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stadia is like plural for stadium.

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Yes.

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Like, I say stadiums.

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I thought it was stadiums.

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They say stadia.

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Yeah.

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Oh, another word...

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LAUGHTER

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You need to e-mail me a nice list.

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This is like an education process for you two.

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Yeah, yeah, it is.

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Right, so Houston is one of your favourite stadia?

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It is one of my favourite stadia.

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Who surprised you this season from a team perspective?

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Oh, the Atlanta Falcons.

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No question about that.

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I don't think anybody saw them being at this point right now.

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We all knew they were talented team and we knew they had a great

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offense, but they kind of did not up to their expectations last year,

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after starting off 5 and 0.

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But this year they started from the beginning and went

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all the way through, played outstanding football.

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I agree with that, but I'm going to take the Dallas Cowboys.

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I mean, watching those young guys play, who knew?

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And they're going to be dangerous next year.

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Right, that leads me onto the next thing,

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give me a team to look out for next season.

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Which is a slightly unfair question because we haven't had the draft

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yet, and who knows what might happen in the offseason.

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But...

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I'm going to stick with Dallas.

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Because I think they can go out, and we've talked about this before.

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Go out and get a good pass rusher and get somebody on defense that can

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really get after a quarterback, because offensively they're set.

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OK.

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Cleveland Browns.

0:27:460:27:47

Oh!

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Watch out for the Cleveland Browns. I said it here first.

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You did.

0:27:510:27:52

When you say, watch out for the Cleveland Browns...

0:27:520:27:54

Did you see how he just slipped that in, "You did"?

0:27:540:27:57

You're so funny.

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Why am I watching out for them? What are you expecting them to do?

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I'm expecting them to be better.

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Oh, goodness me.

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LAUGHTER

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Hear me out, man.

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This year, even though they only won one game,

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they were competitive in a bunch of those games.

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And I think what's going to happen, with the experience of everything

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that happened this year, a lot of those games

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that they lost this year, they're going to win next year.

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And Hue Jackson is a fantastic coach, man.

0:28:180:28:19

I like Hue.

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OK.

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You heard it here first.

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Next year Cleveland will be better.

0:28:230:28:24

Well, that's it from us in the studio.

0:28:240:28:26

Do you know what the plural studio is?

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Studia, no?

0:28:280:28:29

LAUGHTER

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So next Saturday we won't be in the studio.

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We'll bring you the Super Bowl preview show from Houston, Texas.

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From Osi, Jason and myself...

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That could well be one of the highlights of the year...

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We'll see you next week.

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And to everybody here in this studio, we'll see you next year.

0:28:420:28:46

Thanks for putting up with us.

0:28:460:28:48

Well, them.

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See you next week.

0:28:490:28:50

Are we going to have fun tonight?

0:28:500:28:52

Ahoooo!

0:28:520:28:53

We're going to have to send you to acting school.

0:28:530:28:55

What happened?

0:28:550:28:56

Woooah!

0:28:560:28:58

Some guy's got it.

0:28:580:28:59

I'm going to build a wall between me and J Bell.

0:28:590:29:02

It's going to be the best wall you've ever seen.

0:29:020:29:04

And you're gonna make me pay for it?

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I'm going to make you pay for the wall!

0:29:060:29:08

That's right. Welcome to the United States of Osi.

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For some reason, Mark, I just find myself being always right.

0:29:100:29:13

Some of the greatest the world has ever seen.

0:29:130:29:15

This guy's humble.

0:29:150:29:16

Closed down that space quicker than I close down my

0:29:160:29:18

computer when my wife walks in the room unannounced!

0:29:180:29:21

It was NFL.com, I promise!

0:29:210:29:22

Oh!

0:29:220:29:23

What's going on here?

0:29:230:29:25

Oh!

0:29:250:29:26

We lost, we lost.

0:29:260:29:27

Show me what you got.

0:29:270:29:29

My back hurts.

0:29:290:29:30

Woooo!

0:29:300:29:33

He came out of there like he was in the force.

0:29:330:29:36

That was a great save.

0:29:360:29:37

Squeeze it in tight.

0:29:370:29:38

Wooo!

0:29:380:29:40

Oh!

0:29:400:29:41

Give me that!

0:29:410:29:42

Hit him there.

0:29:420:29:43

LAUGHTER

0:29:430:29:44

Can I come with you now?

0:29:440:29:45

This is so wrong.

0:29:450:29:46

Very nice fit.

0:29:460:29:47

Are you serious?

0:29:470:29:48

I'll stop talking bad about you when you're not around.

0:29:480:29:50

It's OK, man, it's OK.

0:29:500:29:52

You guys... We ended that on a high.

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# You thrive or survive

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# A step closer but miles away

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# Heads up and dig deep

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# No fire, no fame

0:30:100:30:13

Mark Chapman returns with Super Bowl winners Osi Umenyiora and Jason Bell for an NFL season highlights review in the lead-up to Super Bowl 51 in Houston, Texas. The boys also take a trip to see 2016 British middleweight champion, Chris Eubank Jnr.