Mark Chapman is joined by Osi Umenyiora and Jason Bell in Minnesota ahead of Super Bowl LII, the biggest event in the NFL calendar, held this year in Minneapolis.
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And it will be time for these teams
to sell that between the white line.
He will fire towards the end zone.
A one-man wrecking crew.
How did he do that?
For the win! Unstoppable.
welcome to The NFL Show, we are in
Minnesota for a Super Bowl LII, the
New England Patriots against the
Philadelphia Eagles in that stadium
and with B in temperatures currently
at -20 degrees, Osi Umenyiora and
Jason Bell. Are you all right?
Looking forward to this. Would you
like to get on with the show? Let's
This is the main event in the
Throws it. Touchdown! The Patriots
are bound for Super Bowl 50 two.
Nick Foles able to get away and
throw. The Eagles are heading for
the Super Bowl.
I would not believe
any of it. The Eagles are the
Super Bowl XXX
nine. Touchdown Patriots.
nine. Touchdown Patriots. There will
be no parade.
be no parade. The Eagles have an
It is the
dynasty versus the dogs.
As it is far too cold to have a
sensible discussion we have moved
inside to discuss Super Bowl LII,
during the course of our chat, you
will see many Americans making a
pig's ear of trying to kick a field
goal. They cannot do it. It goes
more into the fans queueing than
between the sticks. You have been
here all week, what has the feeling
that being like in Minnesota?
A bunch of excitement. People are
excited, the matchup of these teams,
people cannot wait to watch it.
have also found, in the shortest
time that I have been here, there is
still a lot of regret around the
city. Whilst they are excited to
have the Super Bowl, they do not
have their own team in it.
feel it. I have seen a lot of Eagles
fans get booed. It is tough. It
sucks, they were right there.
they weren't right there!
You are right. Can you
understand how difficult it is?
think there was a lot of excitement
because no one had ever played a
whole Super Bowl and this was the
team closes to doing it and a lot of
people are disappointed and angry.
They did have a pretty good season.
Is is still a Super Bowl in. They
are doing a good job, they are being
humble -- it is still a Super Bowl
in their city. We went to dinner, I
feel bad for them.
I wish you had
mentioned that you have got friends
in the Vikings and we could have got
some insight. Five minutes into the
show and he is talking about his
friends. That is the last mention of
his friends, this is what is coming
up tonight. We will talk more about
the Patriots and the Eagles, we have
an interview with Gareth Southgate
who is over for the game and we will
talk with Willie McGuinness and we
will look forward to the half-time
show. First tonight, to the opening
night of the Super Bowl, the big
media event, these two were in their
The AFC champions, the New
England Patriots, the Philadelphia
Ladies and gentlemen, we are
here at the media night for the
Super Bowl. This is incredible. This
plays is crazy, packed, Jason's best
friend Tom Brady is somewhere in
that mayhem over there and we will
get to him later. We cannot even get
close. They have got him secure like
the President. He has his gloves on,
all this stuff going on, we will
bring you the best bits of what is
happening here on media day.
how it is, every year at Super Bowl,
Osi and friends. Osi and friends.
How are you? I had to pick your
brain, this guy was pretty awesome
in the Super Bowl.
This is a team
that is playing with a chip on their
shoulder. Doug Peterson behind us.
He has experience as a player. What
do you think he is saying to his
guys about this game?
He is trying
to tell them to keep calm and carry
on, like they do in England.
doing what they are doing. They
looked excited to be here, a little
different when New England came up.
New England were chilled and
Say hello to the boys in
England. If you guys win this, it
will be three.
I am trying to win as
many as God is willing to allow me
to win. I am 39 years old, the older
you get in this league, the more
doubts you have.
There is no
underdogs in the Super Bowl, they
are 13-3. They had an incredible
I do not buy any of that. I
just show you shake Bill Belichick's
hand who you called the greatest
coach in all sports.
actually had a conversation with you
before, I wanted to shake your hand.
Thank you. Good luck. I was happy to
it I was able to get a smile out of
That smile was genuine,
there is some love there. -- Michael
out of Batman.
I have seen him laugh
or smile two times, both actors
Super Bowl wins.
Jake Connor you
have the entire UK on your back
right now, how does that feel?
You're on the cusp of being another
Super Bowl winner. It is a blessing.
I have come from the UK to hear, now
beam in the Super Bowl. You do not
get to the Super Bowl by accident,
it is a lot of hard work, our goal
of achieving it is right here.
have to go and get it. My two keys
to this game are Fletcher Cox...
will take the front four guys to
And you as well. You will have
to play the game of your life, Jay.
How do you feel with that pressure?
I have to go out there. Don't be
tackled by anyone. The player will
come to you. Play ball like we
Get the freight train
rolling. I am so excited, bring it
These are Jay A's
Thank you to Jay Ajayi. My
energy is focused where it needs to
be. Mentally, emotionally,
physically. What I want to do the
best job I can.
The great man spoke
to you and shirk your hand, Bill
When I shook his hand, I
felt some of his greatness -- and
shook your hand. What an incredible
coach that guy is.
is... Winning is the only thing that
matters but getting here firstly is
the most important thing. We saw in
the AFC Championship how he put the
trophy to one side, maybe he is more
relaxed now he is here.
I think he
had to give a little bit on media
day, but that was a moment. I stood
there, they locked eyes, I thought
they were going to hug. He went and
shook his hand and I loved it.
you follow the Jason Bell routing,
here's your friend.
1000%. When you
told Jay Ajayi it is all on hemp,
what do you mean by that? Were you
trying to intimidate him? Because he
is from England and I want him to
succeed, I might have put a little
bit too much pressure on him, a
little bit too much pressure on him,
but he will have to run the ball
hard which he does anyway. They do
not want Tom Brady to be on the
field and they more of the run the
ball, the more they keep Tom Brady
off the field.
Plenty more on the
Eagles later but we will start by
focusing on the Patriots. The
regular season record was 13 and
three and that meant that going into
the playoffs they were the number
the playoffs they were the number
Welcome to the Gillette
Stadium for this divisional playoff.
Left corner of the end zone.
one hand, touchdown. Shot to pass.
What a throw!
Superhuman! Tom Brady, a once in a
generation player. The Patriots,
trying to reach football's ground is
going for the third time in four
years -- grandest game.
New England trail 20-10 without Rob
Gronkowski. Dives to the end zone,
touchdown, Patriots. Card in the
back of the end zone. This is it.
The biggest play of the season.
Blake portals throws deep downfield.
The pages are bound for Super Bowl
LII. -- the Patriots.
The pages are bound for Super Bowl
LII. -- the Patriots.
insight into this Patriot way from
their former player, Willie
Here is a man who needs
no introduction, my man, Willie
McGuinness, my real friends as I
would like to say. This is my real
He is verified.
We need to
talk to you about the New England
Patriot way, can you explain what
Everyone always put
emphasis on it, but it just needs
players to buy into it and you guys
had this with the Giants and you
understand, if you get a group of
men who believe in one way and put
team success over individual
success, it is not about you. Your
role may change from week to week
and your responsibilities may
change, but you will have success,
you will win football games, 15 to
20 years of sustained excellence.
baffles my mind, I do not understand
how you guys have been so successful
for so long.
When you talk about the
success, I think it starts at the
They need to make sure they
have no wants or needs as far as
preparing for football games and
then you have Bill Belichick who is
pretty much the cheese, he runs the
entire football operations. There
are some players, we know those type
of players, they are comprised of a
group of my -- of men,, but they
have unique abilities and the
coaches and staff know how to use
those abilities and guys buy into
Is Bill Belichick the greatest coach
of all time?
I think they should
change the name of the Lombardi
Trophy, I absolutely do. To be able
to win and plug players in and
change the system on a weekly basis
and play at a certain level. I can
go on for days. I think he's the
best coach ever.
I appreciate it. We
Babin I want to say this, I want to
come to London and do a show guy --
and issue on your guys' turf.
If Willie comes on the
show is that to replace one of you
or just an addition?
I will 100% --
step aside temporarily for him.
There's loads to get into allowing
that interview. The Patriot way,
he's not the first person I've heard
talk about the theory that when the
players go there they buy into being
told what to do, because they know
When you are
around a team or a franchise or
coach who keeps winning over and
over again, it's not about you
anymore. You are not the star. They
can win, with or without you. As
soon as you go there you buy into
what they are preaching.
Definitely, it's a culture
there. He's been there so long and
has been able to implement that
strategy. You don't know what your
role is week to week, so you have to
believe he'll put you in the right
After your first Super
Bowl when were you more rope into
being told what to do because you
knew it and worked to win you the
first Super Bowl?
Not me! That's
different, that's a different
situation will stop I think with New
England they've just won so many
Super Bowl is, they've done so many
great things, but if you're going
into that situation you know the
score. You just fall in line.
you see a situation whereas Willie
said in the interview it stops being
the Lombardi Trophy and it
becomes... Blimey, I'm still
slightly concerned that a member of
the production team shortly will
land the ball on my head, just
because they can!
You are looking so
slim, I don't want anything to hit
you, you are looking frail.
being sincere, or sarcastic? I just
involuntarily breathed in there.
Back to the point, the Lombardi
Trophy now, Willie McGinest says it
could be the Belichick Trophy, can
Surely come. The greatest coach
of all time, what he's done over
these years is amazing.
seen him do is unprecedented. The
free agency, it's ridiculously --
it's ridiculously keeps winning over
and over again. It should be named
the Bill Belichick Trophy.
a Patriots chat without mentioning
Bill Brady. We'll leave it
overnight. The Eagles were the
number one seeds in the NFC after a
13-3 record in the regular season
but they weren't the favourites
because of injury to their
quarterback, Carson was.
quarterback, Carson was. -- Carson
One going outside, he's in,
In the end zone. What a
I can't stop.
Jay Ajayi takes
this bring down the 50-yard line.
Ryan is throwing it up in the air.
It's a play!
They are one win away
from the Super Bowl.
from the Super Bowl.
After a 13 year
wait there's nothing like it.
gives you chills.
Eagles, NFC title game is in the
Here comes the rush, it
intercepted and picked off by
looks very, very confident. In Nick
Philadelphia Eagles and the
Minnesota Vikings, out in the NFC
A beautiful throw to the
pylon in front of the end zone.
have to credit these folks.
the end zone, touchdown.
first time in 13 years the Eagles
are headed for the Super Bowl.
everybody I talk to around Minnesota
and everything I read is this all
depends on which Nick Foles turns up
for Philadelphia, whether it's the
Nick Foles of the start of the
playoff As, or the Nick Foles who
demolished Minnesota. Is that right?
That's right, he has to play lights
out for them to win this game
because they will try to stop the
run of the New England Patriots and
force him to throw the ball. They
will make him make those tight
I don't know what the
debate is. Nick Foles is a good
quarterback, he's been a good
quarterback before now. Because he
hadn't played all season he had to
get the timing with the receivers
and you saw him do that over the
last couple of games. I think you'll
have a good game.
What is it about
it for you for Philadelphia, it's
not about which Nick Foles turns up.
It's Ikeme generate enough pressure
on Tom Brady and make him
uncomfortable. -- it's can they
generate enough pressure. Tom Brady
doesn't like pressure in the middle.
The pressure of the middle is what
he has had failings with especially
one who was playing against us and
the Philadelphia Eagles had the
interior defensive lineman to get
after him but ultimately they have
to score points.
They have to score
points, that's why Nick Foles needs
a good game.
They only scored 17.
You scored 17.
How much store in
saying the Guarin blog paid for the
Patriots last year, JJ played for
Miami, how much do you say the
Patriots defense should know what
the running backs are capable
because they've played them so much
played with them?
They'll know but
it depends on the scheme, not
directly about how the running backs
will run. It's about the scheme
against the New England Patriots and
it will be a different scheme than
they've been accustomed to seeing.
Give me a word on Doug Peterson, the
Philadelphia Eagles head coach and
what he has done with that
What a great coach. I
like that he was a player and then
he coached high school which is why
I thinking relates to those players
so well. He relates to the young
guys and obviously he gets
quarterbacks ready to play and
But he's a good play
caller as well.
Being a quarterback
it's like you are coach on the field
and he has the skill set where he
sees it as a coach but he was a
We've spoken about Bill
Belichick and Peterson, so let's get
more insight on to the
more insight on to the coaching side
of things. The England football
manager, as in our football, Gareth
Southgate, is in town for the Super
Bowl. We caught up with him earlier
When you go to the Super Bowl as a
fan, or will you be in work mode
watching what's going on on the
Yeah, you're always in
work mode because there's always
something that you're picking up on.
Obviously it's such a tactical game,
with so many set piece moves and
managing of the game, the players on
the field, people like Bill
Belichick is a masterclass of
everything, really. We are different
as a sport because there aren't as
many positions. Last year I went to
Oregon University and they were
showing as behind-the-scenes, where
every position on the field had its
own meeting room. There was a wing
of defensive meeting rooms on the
wing of attacking meeting rooms, and
you're talking one coach to four or
five players or maybe less. So I
don't think we'll ever go to that
number because you're not dealing
with the number of different
specific positions perhaps, but I
remember some coaches I worked with
years ago saying we're going to go
more towards American model over the
years and that's happening now with
salaries of players and the way that
you're having to deal with that
dynamic. I think it will head that
way with coaching as well.
sometimes there's a greater
understanding of the head coach in
the NFL than in the Premier League
football generally here because they
are miked. Would you like that?
everybody doing it. I'm not sure I
want to be a trial!
Belichick was sat here what question
would you ask him?
It would be, I
think there's so many areas that you
want to go on so many experiences
you'd want to pick into, so the size
of the group you are dealing with
and how do you keep everybody staff
and players on the same page and
focused on one game? It would be a
masterclass, I'm sure.
you're in the stadium watching the
game, will a part of you as a
professional wish you were wrong one
of the sidelines?
A good question. I
think when you're any big event and
you've been a performer, or you've
been a coach, then you'd love to be
in the middle of it and feeling what
it's like. But also sometimes it's
quite nice to watch other people
Let's move it on from the coaching
that. Let's move it on from the game
itself because one of the things
that everybody in America looks
forward to, and at home as well, is
the half-time show and the
commercials. We don't show the
commercials. You do.
show dance, I have the music in my
I'm pretty sure Justin
Timberlake doesn't do that dance.
I'm pretty sure it's not what he
He sang to Lady Gaga about a
year ago. Having said we weren't
going to mention you being
You note Justin
I've hung out with him a
couple of times, we share a mutual
friend. Great guide, a lot taller
than you think.
Let's see how his album sales do
this year then we'll know if he's a
Moving back to the football,
shall we? Where will be and lost?
The line of scrimmage. The last team
that beat the Patriots in the
playoffs was the Denver Broncos and
they did it with pressure, brushing
over. It's always going to be about
pressuring John Brake -- Tom Brady.
If they'd can do that they have a
chance of winning the game.
doesn't turn the ball over, it's
going to be a tight game and
something is going to happen on
Special Teams, trust me, trust me.
You have to win two of the
phases and right now it's so
competitive it's the team that wins
those Special Teams and wins the
field position battle will win the
When we were at the Super Bowl
last year there was an Atlanta --
argument that Atlanta tired in the
fourth quarter and their defense
just tired mentally at the very
least and crumbled a bit. What can
Billy's defense do to make sure they
don't have an Atlanta moment?
have to train for that situation.
Throughout this week they have to
run extra conditioning, a bunch of
things you can do. Mentally you have
to know going into the game the New
England Patriots have the ability to
comeback against you so you prepare
yourself for that, you will be
Definitely, because they
have irritating defensive line it
will help them but Tom Brady can get
the up-tempo friends to keep the
guys on the field so they will have
to be well conditioned.
night before a Super Bowl of a
Sunday, what are you doing?
sitting in my room, especially
playing the pitches, seething with
anger because I was so mad at the
attention New England was getting at
the lack of attention we were
getting and so I was sitting
relaxing, preparing myself mentally
and if Philadelphia follow
that melted all the way through the
playoffs they've Juan Mata --
they've warmed their dog masks,
built up an underdog culture despite
being the number one seeds and
that's helped them so far. Do you
thing it will help them tomorrow?
think it will help them as long as
they are in the game, because if
they feel like Tom Brady is being
Tom Brady they might fold under the
pressure. You never know until
you're there and you they haven't
Predictions. Who would
like to go first?
I'll go first.
would never pick against the New
England Patriots unless they're
playing the New York Times because
we are the only team who have
consistently beaten them. There's
something about this Philadelphia
team, I'm leaning towards the
Philadelphia Eagles. I'm going to
have to go with the Eagles.
going with the Eagles. Fight
as it is for me to say because you
know my feelings about the
It's a good
call, but you're going to be wrong,
but I think the Patriots will pull
it out. I have faith in Tom terrific
but it's going to be a close game.
Are you betting against
I'm betting against you
for one last final time!
Is there a forfeit for who gets
it wrong? When we do the review
show, will you be a T-shirt outside?
No T-shirts! No T-shirts! The Super
Bowl live on BBC One from 11:15pm,
straight after Match of the Day 2
wheel round up everything,
straight after Match of the Day 2
wheel round up everything, the
reaction, the thoughts of everyone
will be on BBC Two, 11:15pm on
Monday evening. All we need now is
the game. If we plan this to end I'd
ask you to both go and take a kick.
No. My hamstring.
ask you to both go and take a kick.
No. My hamstring.
We'll see you for
the Super Bowl tomorrow night on BBC
# are you coming out with with me?
# Let's go
# As we're dancing in the street
# You ain't seen the best of May
# Don't stop me, baby Long don't
stop me, baby
# Let's go down, the stars come out
# I'm Super Bowl, I'm Super Bowl
# When the lights go down, I'm Super
Bowl, I'm Super Bowl
# Let's go #.
Mark Chapman is joined by Osi Umenyiora and Jason Bell in Minnesota ahead of Super Bowl LII. The biggest event in the NFL calendar, it is set to take place at the US Bank Stadium in Minneapolis.