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NFL Network releases 2018 weekday programming for the upcoming season

PRESS RELEASE WRITTEN BY NFL NETWORK; COURTESY NFLmedia.com

 

New Shows ‘The Kyle Brandt Football Experience,’ ‘NFL GameDay Pick’em’ & ‘NFL Mic’d Up’​

Return of Shows ‘The Aftermath,’ ‘NFL Fantasy Live,’ ‘NFL Power Rankings,’ ’21st and Prime’ & ‘NFL Playbook’

More Full-Game Broadcasts Each Week

NFL Network presents its weekday (Monday-Friday) programming schedule for the 2018 NFL season, which features new shows The Kyle Brandt Football ExperienceNFL GameDay Pick’em and NFL Mic’d Up; the return of shows The AftermathNFL Fantasy LiveNFL Power Rankings21st and Prime and NFL Playbook; more full-game broadcasts each week; and more.

New Shows for 2018 Season

NFL Network offers the following new shows for the 2018 NFL season:

The Kyle Brandt Football Experience

When: Friday – 6:00 PM ET

Host: Kyle Brandt

What: Every Friday at 6:00 PM ETGood Morning Football‘s Kyle Brandt gives viewers the ultimate guide to the week that happened and the weekend to come in the NFL on The Kyle Brandt Football Experience. Set inside the show’s actual working control room, Brandt has access to the entire NFL universe at his fingertips, from highlights to the newsroom to team cams. From this unique perch, Brandt brings his signature humor, clever analysis and unorthodox perspective to the NFL

 

NFL GameDay Pick’em

When: Friday – 6:30 PM ET

Host: Dan Hellie & Erin Coscarelli

Analysts: Terrell Davis & Cynthia Frelund

What: Every Friday at 6:30 PM ETNFL GameDay Pick’em picks every game, makes score predictions and tells you which players will have great weeks. Hosted by Dan Hellie and Erin Coscarelli, and featuring Terrell Davis and Cynthia FrelundNFL GameDay Pick’em gives game predictions by the gut, the film and the analytics each week

 

NFL Mic’d Up

When: Wednesday – 6:00 PM ET

Host: Amber Theoharis

What: NFL Mic’d Up airs every Wednesday at 6:00 PM ET, providing the best on-field sound from the week’s action. Hosted by Amber TheoharisNFL Mic’d Up offers viewers what it’s like to be on the field, sideline and in the locker room each week in the NFL

 

Returning Shows

The following shows return to NFL Network for the 2018 NFL regular season:

Good Morning Football

When: Monday-Friday – 7:00 AM ET (re-airs at 10:00 AM ET)

Hosts: Kay Adams, Nate Burleson, Peter Schrager & Kyle Brandt

What: Start your morning with the Emmy-nominated Good Morning Football. Every Monday-Friday at 7:00 AM ET on NFL Network, Kay AdamsNate BurlesonPeter Schrager and Kyle Brandt are live from the NFL Experience in Times Square bringing viewers the latest news, analysis and interviews

 

NFL Total Access

When: Monday – 6:00 PM ET (2 hour, 15 minute edition); Tuesday, Wednesday & Friday – 7:00 PM ET; Thursday – 12 Midnight ET

Hosts: Lindsay Rhodes, Scott Hanson & Cole Wright

Analysts: Willie McGinest, LaDainian Tomlinson, David Carr, Reggie Wayne, James Jones, Reggie Bush, Shaun O’Hara, Maurice Jones-Drew, Michael Robinson & Rod Woodson

What: The NFL’s show of record, NFL Total Access airs Monday at 6:00 PM ETTuesday, Wednesday and Friday at 7:00 PM ET, and Thursday at 12 Midnight ET following Thursday Night Football. The Emmy-nominated show provides all of the analysis football fans crave. Hosted by Lindsay Rhodes and Scott Hanson, and featuring a rotating list of NFL Network analysts and reporters, NFL Total Access provides comprehensive coverage of the National Football League, showcasing NFL Network’s deep bench of talent and the biggest names in the game

 

NFL Total Access: Endgame

When: Monday – 11:15 PM ET

Host: Cole Wright

Analyst: Reggie Wayne, James Jones, Maurice Jones-Drew & Michael Robinson

What: Following Monday Night FootballNFL Total Access: Endgame on NFL Network provides the definitive stamp on the game with Cole WrightReggie WayneJames JonesMaurice Jones-Drew and Michael Robinson

 

NFL Fantasy Live

When: Monday-Friday – 5:00 PM ET (NFL Network); Monday-Friday – 4:00 PM ET (NFL.com)

Host: Matt “Money” Smith (Monday-Wednesday) & Marc Istook (Thursday & Friday)

Analyst: Michael Fabiano, Akbar Gbajabiamila, Marcas Grant, Adam Rank, Maurice Jones-Drew & Cynthia Frelund

What: NFL Fantasy Live remains the place for fantasy football players to get all of the information and analysis they need to dominate their fantasy leagues. Airing Monday-Friday at 5:00 PM ET on NFL Network and streaming on NFL.com at 4:00 PM ET, the hour-long show helps viewers build their teams and provides key information to help owners dominate on game day. Providing information on who to start, who to sit, which players to pick up and those to let go, NFL Fantasy Live is the ultimate source of information for fantasy owners

 

TNF First Look

When: Thursday – 3:00 PM ET

Host: Andrew Siciliano

What: Each week on Thursday at 3:00 PM ETTNF First Look offers the first preview of the week’s Thursday Night Football game, with host Andrew Siciliano and NFL Network reporters stationed across the league

 

NFL GameDay Kickoff

When: Thursday – 6:00 PM ET

Host: Colleen Wolfe

Analyst: Michael Irvin, Steve Mariucci, Kurt Warner, Steve Smith Sr., LaDainian Tomlinson & Reggie Bush

What: Prior to every Thursday Night Football game of the season, NFL GameDay Kickoff airs Thursday at 6:00 PM ET on-location from outside the stadium, breaking down the night’s matchup with host Colleen Wolfe and a rotating list of NFL Network analysts such as Michael IrvinSteve MariucciKurt WarnerSteve Smith Sr.LaDainian Tomlinson and Reggie Bush

FOX NFL Thursday

When: Thursday – 7:30 PM ET

What: Every Thursday at 7:30 PM ET beginning September 24FOX NFL Thursday takes viewers up to kickoff of the night’s Thursday Night Footballgame with Michael StrahanTerry Bradshaw and Howie Long live from New York City. FOX NFL Thursday also includes talent from NFL Network’s NFL GameDay Kickoff located outside the stadium each week

 

TNF Postgame

When: Thursday following Thursday Night Football

What: Following every Thursday Night Football game on FOX, NFL Network and Amazon Prime Video, the TNF Postgame show airs from inside the stadium, providing interviews with the stars of the game as well as postgame highlights and analysis

 

NFL Up to the Minute

When: Tuesday & Wednesday – 4:00 PM ET; Friday – 1:00 PM ET

Hosts: Andrew Siciliano (Tuesday & Wednesday) & Patrick Claybon (Friday)

What: Each week on Tuesday and Friday at 4:00 PM ET and Friday at 1:00 PM ETNFL Up to the Minute brings viewers the latest breaking news from all 32 NFL teams. Hosts Andrew Siciliano and Patrick Claybon are joined by NFL Network reporters stationed across the league with the latest news reports

 

The Aftermath

When: Monday – 3:00 PM ET

Host: Rhett Lewis

Analysts: Steve Wyche, Michael Silver & Daniel Jeremiah

What: Every Monday at 3:00 PM ET, NFL Network takes a look back at what transpired on Sunday with The Aftermath, a two-hour show hosted by Rhett Lewis and featuring Steve WycheMichael Silver and Daniel Jeremiah. With comprehensive highlights, analysis and head coach/player press conferences, The Aftermath is the place to turn every Monday to find out what happened – and how it happened – that week in the NFL


Full Game Broadcasts

When: Tuesday – 8:00 PM & 12 Midnight ET; Wednesday – 1:00 PM & 8:00 PM ET

What: Re-live some of the best games from the previous week every Tuesday at 8:00 PM and 12 Midnight ET and Wednesday at 1:00 PM and 8:00 PM ET with full-game broadcasts. Additionally, NFL Network re-airs each week’s Monday Night Football game (Tuesday at 1:00 PM ET) and Thursday Night Football game (Friday at 2:00 PM ET and Saturday at 4:0 PM ET)


NFL Power Rankings

When: Tuesday – 6:00 PM ET

Host: Dan Hellie

Analysts: Elliot Harrison & Maurice Jones-Drew

What: NFL Power Rankings offers an in-depth look at where each NFL team ranks every Tuesday at 6:00 PM ET. The 30-minute show hosted by Dan Hellie and featuring analysts Elliot Harrison and Maurice Jones-Drew debates and analyzes which teams land where and why, as well as examines upcoming games that will have the biggest impact on next week’s rankings. Fans will also have the opportunity to voice their opinions on each week’s rankings


21st and Prime

When: Tuesday – 6:30 PM ET

Host: Amber Theoharis

Analyst: Deion Sanders, Maurice Jones-Drew & Mike Garafolo

What: Each week on Tuesday at 6:30 PM ET, Pro Football Hall of Famer Deion Sanders provides his thoughts on the latest happening around the NFL on 21st and Prime. The 30-minute show hosted by Amber Theoharis and featuring Maurice Jones-Drew and Mike Garafolo provides interviews with some of the biggest stars in the game and Sanders’ unique insight and analysis


NFL Playbook

When: Wednesday – 6:30 PM ET

Host: Rhett Lewis

Analysts: Shaun O’Hara & Brian Billick

Contributor: Daniel Jeremiah

What: Airing on Wednesday at 6:30 PM ETNFL Playbook is a 30-minute show that takes an analytical approach to preview the best matchups of the week. Host Rhett Lewis and analysts Shaun O’Hara and Brian Billick use the latest technology to break down plays, schemes and executions each week


A Football Life

When: Friday – 8:00 PM ET

What: The eighth season of the Emmy-nominated series A Football Life returns with 11 new episodes airing Friday at 8:00 PM ET. Premiering Friday, September 14 at 8:00 PM ET with a profile on former number one overall pick Carson Palmer, the NFL Films’ series examines such individuals as Bill CowherBrian DawkinsWillie McGinestTony RomoCris CollinsworthDwight Clark and more. For more information on this season of A Football Life, visit: http://tinyurl.com/y9afqdw2

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Provided below is the weekly programming schedule for NFL Network during the 2018 NFL regular season (times provided in Eastern Standard Time):

Monday

7:00 AM – Good Morning Football – LIVE

10:00 AM – Good Morning Football – Re-Air

1:00 PM – NFL GameDay Prime – Re-Air from Sunday

2:00 PM – NFL GameDay Prime – Re-Air from Sunday

3:00 PM – The Aftermath – LIVE

5:00 PM – NFL Fantasy Live – LIVE

6:00 PM – NFL Total Access – LIVE

8:30 PM – A Football Life

9:30 PM – A Football Life

10:30 PM – NFL’s Top 10

11:15 PM – NFL Total Access: Endgame – LIVE

1:00 AM – NFL Total Access: Endgame – Re-Air

2:00 AM – NFL Total Access: Endgame – Re-Air

3:00 AM – NFL Total Access: Endgame – Re-Air

4:00 AM – Monday Night Football – Full Game Re-Air

 

Tuesday

7:00 AM – Good Morning Football – LIVE

10:00 AM – Good Morning Football – Re-Air

1:00 PM – Monday Night Football – Full Game Re-Air

4:00 PM – NFL Up to the Minute – LIVE

5:00 PM – NFL Fantasy Live – LIVE

6:00 PM – NFL Power Rankings – LIVE

6:30 PM – 21st and Prime – LIVE

7:00 PM – NFL Total Access – LIVE

8:00 PM – Full Game Broadcast

11:00 PM – NFL Total Access – Re-Air

12 Midnight – Full Game Broadcast

3:00 AM – NFL Total Access – Re-Air

 

Wednesday

7:00 AM – Good Morning Football – LIVE

10:00 AM – Good Morning Football – Re-Air

1:00 PM – Full Game Broadcast

4:00 PM – NFL Up to the Minute – LIVE

5:00 PM – NFL Fantasy Live – LIVE

6:00 PM – NFL Mic’d Up

6:30 PM – NFL Playbook – LIVE

7:00 PM – NFL Total Access – LIVE

8:00 PM – Full Game Broadcast

11:00 PM – NFL Total Access – Re-Air

12 Midnight – Full Game Broadcast

3:00 AM – NFL Total Access – Re-Air

 

Thursday

7:00 AM – Good Morning Football – LIVE

10:00 AM – Good Morning Football – Re-Air

1:00 PM – NFL Power Rankings

1:30 PM – 21st and Prime

2:00 PM – NFL Mic’d Up

2:30 PM – NFL Playbook

3:00 PM – TNF First Look – LIVE

5:00 PM – NFL Fantasy Live – LIVE

6:00 PM – NFL GameDay Kickoff – LIVE

7:30 PM – FOX NFL Thursday – LIVE

8:30 PM – Thursday Night Football – LIVE

11:30 PM – TNF Postgame – LIVE

12 Midnight – NFL Total Access – LIVE

1:00 AM – NFL Total Access – Re-Air

2:00 AM – NFL Total Access – Re-Air

3:00 AM – NFL Total Access – Re-Air

4:00 AM – Thursday Night Football – Full Game Re-Air

Friday

7:00 AM – Good Morning Football – LIVE

10:00 AM – Good Morning Football – Re-Air

1:00 PM – NFL Up to the Minute – LIVE

2:00 PM – Thursday Night Football – Full Game Re-Air

5:00 PM – NFL Fantasy Live – LIVE

6:00 PM – Kyle Brandt Football Experience – LIVE

6:30 PM – NFL GameDay Pick’em – LIVE

7:00 PM – NFL Total Access – LIVE

8:00 PM – A Football Life – Premiere

9:00 PM – A Football Life – Re-Air

10:00 PM – NFL’s Top 10 – Premiere

11:00 PM – NFL Total Access – Re-Air

12 Midnight – A Football Life – Re-Air

 

ABOUT NFL MEDIA

NFL Media is comprised of NFL Network, NFL Films, NFL.com, the NFL app and NFL RedZone.

Seven days a week, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, fans turn to NFL Network to receive information and insight straight from the field, team headquarters, league offices and everywhere the NFL is making news. Launched in 2003, NFL Network gives fans unprecedented year-round inside access to all NFL events, including the Super Bowl, Playoffs, regular season, preseason, Pro Bowl, Pro Football Hall of Fame induction weekend, NFL Draft, NFL Scouting Combine, Senior Bowl, league meetings, minicamps and training camps.

For fans on the go, all NFL Network programming can be streamed live through the NFL app and via Watch NFL Network on smartphones, tablets, PCs and connected TV devices tablet (Amazon Fire TV, Android TV, Apple TV, PlayStation 4 and Roku). Access is available for NFL Network subscribers of participating TV providers. For more information, go to NFL.com/nflnetwork.

 

NFL releases 2018 Preseason Stat leaders

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2018 NFL PRESEASON INDIVIDUAL & TEAM STATISTICAL LEADERS

Listed below are the final individual and team preseason leaders in the AFC and NFC.

Rookie running back CHRIS WARREN of the Oakland Raiders was the NFL preseason rushing leader with 292 rushing yards. Rookie wide receiver JAVON WIMS of the Chicago Bears led the league in receiving yards with 227. The leading passer was Cincinnati Bengals quarterback ANDY DALTONwith a 130.9 passer rating.

The Carolina Panthers finished the 2018 preseason with the top-ranked offense, averaging 373.3 yards per game. The New Orleans Saints led the league in total defense, allowing 216 yards per game on average.

​2018 NFL PRESEASON LEADERS

 

Individual Team

 

Touchdowns 4 tied, AFC 3 Total Offense Carolina, NFC 373.3
2 tied, NFC 3 Cincinnati, AFC 364.5
Rushing Yards Warren, Oak., AFC (R) 292 Points Baltimore, AFC 127
Nall, Chi., NFC (R) 223 Chicago, NFC 121
Rushing TDs 2 tied, AFC 3 Rushing Yds. Baltimore, AFC 159.0
Kelly, LAR, NFC (R) 3 Per Game New Orleans, NFC 155.0
Longest Run Etling, NE, AFC (R) 86t Rushing TDs New Orleans, NFC 8
from Scrimmage McCaffrey, Car., NFC 71t Jacksonville, AFC 7
Passer Rating Dalton, Cin., AFC 130.9 Pass Attempts Chicago, NFC 189
Winston, TB, NFC 126.9 Miami, AFC 165
Passing Yards Bray, Chi., NFC 652 Completions Chicago, NFC 121
Mayfield, Cle., AFC (R) 501 Miami, AFC 106
Passing TDs 3 tied, NFC 5 Passing Yards Tampa Bay, NFC 284.5
4 tied, AFC 4 Per Game Kansas City, AFC 274.0
Receptions 3 tied, NFC 16 Passing TDs Pittsburgh, AFC 9
Hill, KC, AFC 14 Green Bay, NFC 8
Receiving Yards Wims, Chi., NFC (R) 227 Fewest Sacks Cincinnati, AFC 3
Hill, KC, AFC 182 Allowed 3 tied, NFC 6
Receiving TDs Hatcher, Oak., AFC 3 Most 2-Point New Orleans, NFC 3
Frazier, Car., Car 3 Conversions 2 tied, AFC 3
Longest Rec. Kumerow, GB, NFC 82t Total Defense New Orleans, NFC 216.0
Smith-Schuster, Pit., AFC 71t Baltimore, AFC 265.0

Punt Return

McKenzie, Den., AFC 19.8 Pts. Allowed/Game Cleveland, AFC 11.5
Average Powell, Det., NFC (R) 15.7 New Orleans, NFC 11.8
Kickoff Return Tate, NO, NFC 33.0 Rushing Yds. Tennessee, AFC 77.5
Average Langley, Den., AFC 27.7 Allowed/Game New Orleans, NFC 79.3
Punting Average Koch, Bal., AFC 51.6 Rushing TDs 2 tied, AFC 0
Martin, Det., NFC 51.2 Allowed Philadelphia, NFC 1
Points Parkey, Chi., NFC 37 Passing Yards New Orleans, NFC 136.8
2 tied, AFC 35 Allowed/Game Jacksonville, AFC 156.0
Field Goals 2 tied, AFC 9 Passing TDs 2 tied, AFC 1
Parkey, Chi., NFC 8 Allowed 3 tied, NFC 2
Interceptions 4 tied, AFC 2 Interceptions Baltimore, AFC 9
3 tied, NFC 2 Arizona, NFC 7
Sacks Ridgeway, Ind., AFC 4 Sacks Baltimore, AFC 21
2 tied, NFC 4 Chicago, NFC 20

*(R) – Rookie

 

NFL Network announces Special programming for Wednesday, September 5 involving World Champion Eagles

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Philly Special: Doug Pederson and the 2017 Eagles’ Premieres at 8:00 PM ET​

‘America’s Game: 2017 Eagles’ Premieres at 9:00 PM ET

The night before the 2018 NFL regular season kicks off, NFL Network celebrates the defending Super Bowl champion Philadelphia Eagles. On Wednesday, September 5Philly Special: Doug Pederson and the 2017 Eagles premieres at 8:00 PM ET, followed by America’s Game: 2017 Eagles at 9:00 PM ET.

Philly Special: Doug Pederson and the 2017 Eagles

At 8:00 PM ETPhilly Special: Doug Pederson and the 2017 Eagles airs on NFL Network, providing a behind-the-scenes look at some of the biggest moments and decisions that led to the Eagles’ first Super Bowl championship in franchise history. Building off of the success of 2015′s Do Your Job: Bill Belichick and the 2014 Patriots, 2016′s Worth the Wait: Gary Kubiak and the 2015 Denver Broncos and 2017′s Do Your Job Part II, this year’s edition features sitdown interviews with Eagles head coach Doug Pederson, owner Jeffrey Lurie, general manager Howie Roseman and others.

Narrated by Philadelphia native and Tony Award-winning actor Leslie Odom Jr., the hour-long show tells the story of the 2017 season from the coaches’ perspectives, providing insight on a variety of decisions that were made throughout the year regarding personnel, game-planning and in-game adjustments, as well as how the team overcame injuries and the “underdog” label to defeat Bill Belichick and the New England Patriots in Super Bowl LII.

Among the topics discussed in Philly Special include:

  • The hiring of Doug Pederson as head coach and the selection of Carson Wentz with the number two overall pick in the 2016 NFL Draft
  • How Philadelphia Eagles players approached Pederson about the team’s play-calling following the Week 2 loss to the Kansas City Chiefs and the impact it had in a season-defining win over the New York Giants in Week 3
  • The confidence the team had in backup quarterback Nick Foles and how the coaching staff adjusted the offense to fit his strengths
  • Coaching insight on Super Bowl LII plays such as the Philly Special, the game-winning touchdown by Zach Ertz and the fourth quarter sack of New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady

The following Eagles personnel were interviewed for Philly Special:

  • Jeffrey Lurie – Owner
  • Doug Pederson – Head Coach
  • Howie Roseman – General Manager
  • Frank Reich – Offensive Coordinator
  • Jim Schwartz – Defensive Coordinator
  • John DeFilippo – Quarterbacks Coach
  • Duce Staley – Running Backs Coach
  • Mike Groh – Wide Receivers Coach
  • Jeff Stoutland – Offensive Line Coach
  • Justin Peelle – Tight Ends Coach
  • Dave Fipp – Special Teams Coordinator
  • Cory Undlin – Defensive Backs Coach
  • Chris Wilson – Defensive Line Coach
  • Ken Flajole – Linebackers Coach
  • Tim Hauck – Safeties Coach

Provided below are select quotes from Philly Special:

“My message to the team was about finish. The whole theme of the season was ownership. So, if we’re ever in that moment, let’s own the moment and let’s finish the game.” – Doug Pederson on the message to the team the night before Super Bowl LII

“That was really a snapshot of who Doug was all year.” – Frank Reich on the Philly Special

“It reminded me of what they said when we hired Andy Reid: the worst coaching hire, he never really called the plays, what were they thinking?” – Jeffrey Lurie on the hiring of Doug Pederson as head coach

“It’s not ‘My Way or the Highway’ philosophy – it’s a collaborative effort. It always has been, always will be.” – Doug Pederson on his coaching philosophy

“I was like, ‘Oh my gosh, the MVP of the National Football League just went down.’ We clinched the NFC East that night – it was a somber locker room, it was a little bit of a somber plane ride home. Inside in my gut, I was crushed.” – John DeFilippo on Carson Wentz’s season-ending injury

“It was like the collective football world had completely written off the Philadelphia Eagles. I’m sure there were maybe one or two people who believed but I’m not sure about that. I think it was 100 percent the Eagles were finished.” – Frank Reich on the perception of the Eagles following Carson Wentz’s injury

America’s Game: 2017 Eagles

At 9:00 PM ETAmerica’s Game: 2017 Eagles premieres, featuring in-depth interviews with Carson WentzNick FolesBrandon Graham and LeGarrette Blount telling the story of the Super Bowl LII champion Philadelphia Eagles.

Narrated by actor and Philadelphia native, David BoreanazAmerica’s Game delves deep into the Eagles’ championship season. In the hour-long show, Wentz, Foles, Graham and Blount recount the season in their own words, concluding with the franchise’s first Super Bowl victory.

This year’s edition of America’s Game is the 52nd episode of the long-running special which celebrates the Super Bowl champions.

Provided below are select quotes from America’s Game: 2017 Eagles:

“Playing in this city, I think you do feel that extra burden, that extra responsibility but I think you embrace it. You know how hungry they had been for a Super Bowl.” – Carson Wentz

“Love just means you care for one another unconditionally. You have no hidden agenda, you really want what’s best for the person next to you, and with that you can do amazing things.” – Nick Foles

“He was a big part of why I wanted to go there. I wanted to play with Carson Wentz…I can’t put him in front of Tom [Brady] right now, but he definitely has the potential to be in that elite class of quarterbacks that have played in this league.” – LeGarrette Blount

“One of my favorite things about Coach Pederson as a play-caller is just his aggressiveness. As a quarterback and as a player that plays for him, that gives us confidence. It just showed throughout the playoffs, in those big moments he didn’t back down.” – Carson Wentz

“It was perfect. The way things ended there was not to my liking. I had told them how bad I wanted to be there and how much I wanted to stay there and I didn’t want to leave. They couldn’t get a deal done for me. I just feel like they didn’t respect me at all.” – LeGarrette Blount on facing his former team, the New England Patriots, in Super Bowl LII

“When I knocked that ball out and I put it on the ground and I saw Derek Barnett pick it up, the first thing I thought about was we won the game for Philly. It was like heaven on earth.” – Brandon Graham

 

ABOUT NFL MEDIA

NFL Media is comprised of NFL Network, NFL Films, NFL.com, the NFL app and NFL RedZone.

Seven days a week, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, fans turn to NFL Network to receive information and insight straight from the field, team headquarters, league offices and everywhere the NFL is making news. Launched in 2003, NFL Network gives fans unprecedented year-round inside access to all NFL events, including the Super Bowl, Playoffs, regular season, preseason, Pro Bowl, Pro Football Hall of Fame induction weekend, NFL Draft, NFL Scouting Combine, Senior Bowl, league meetings, minicamps and training camps.

For fans on the go, all NFL Network programming can be streamed live through the NFL app and via Watch NFL Network on smartphones, tablets, PCs and connected TV devices tablet (Amazon Fire TV, Android TV, Apple TV, PlayStation 4 and Roku). Access is available for NFL Network subscribers of participating TV providers. For more information, go to NFL.com/nflnetwork.

 

NFL hires 24 Full-time Game Officials

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NFL officials 2014 photo By Keith Allison from Hanover, MD, USA, CC BY-SA 2.0, https commons.wikimedia.org

The NFL has hired 24 full-time game officials from among the current 121-person roster of officials, the NFL and NFL Referees Association (NFLRA) jointly announced today.

The 24 full-time officials, up from 21 in the inaugural season of the program in 2017, come from all seven on-field officiating positions and represent a collaborative initiative intended to promote the common goal of improving every aspect of NFL officiating.

In an effort to improve consistency, efficiency and accuracy, the full-time game officials will work throughout the calendar year on game preparation and game administration, analyzing current game trends, communicating with the clubs, and assisting to ensure that there is a qualified pipeline of future officials.

“Working with the full-time game officials last season was extremely beneficial,” said NFL Senior Vice President of Officiating ALBERTO RIVERON.  “Their presence greatly improved communication with the clubs.  Our collective goal is to make a positive impact on NFL officiating overall, and this initiative was an important factor for us in that effort.”

“We are supportive of providing our members the opportunity to voluntarily commit additional time for additional compensation to NFL officiating, especially in the offseason,” said NFLRA Executive Director SCOTT GREEN. “This program is the result of extensive discussion and planning, and the NFLRA looks forward to continuing and supporting the program in its second year.”

A look at the 24 full-time officials by position:

 

No. Name Pos. College NFL Experience

(including 2018)

122 Brad Allen Referee Pembroke State 5
66 Walt Anderson Referee Texas 23
23 Jerome Boger Referee Morehouse 15
135 Pete Morelli Referee St. Mary’s 22
132 John Parry Referee Purdue 19
11 Fred Bryan Umpire Northern Iowa 10
81 Roy Ellison Umpire Savannah State 16
115 Tony Michalek Umpire Indiana 17
124 Carl Paganelli Umpire Michigan State 20
134 Ed Camp Down Judge William Paterson 19
59 Rusty Baynes Line Judge Auburn-Montgomery 9
32 Jeff Bergman Line Judge Robert Morris 27
10 Julian Mapp Line Judge Grambling State 10
9 Mark Perlman Line Judge Salem 18
84 Mark Steinkerchner Line Judge Akron 25
97 Tom Hill Field Judge Carson Newman 20
41 Boris Cheek Side Judge Morgan State 23
88 Brad Freeman Side Judge Mississippi State 5
120 Jonah Monroe Side Judge Arkansas 4
1 Scott Novak Side Judge Phoenix 5
133 Steve Freeman Back Judge Mississippi State 18
78 Greg Meyer Back Judge Texas Christian 17
111 Terrence Miles Back Judge Arizona State 11
12 Greg Steed Back Judge Howard 16

 

NFL names Tim Ellis as Chief Marketing Officer

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Tim Ellis (courtesy NFL)

The National Football League named marketing veteran TIM ELLIS its Chief Marketing Officer, it was announced today by Maryann Turcke, the NFL’s Chief Operating Officer.

Ellis, who has more than 25 years in the industry and has generated award-winning marketing campaigns in the U.S. and Europe, will be based at the league headquarters in New York and report to Turcke.

Ellis joins the NFL after spending seven years serving as the Chief Marketing Officer of Activision Blizzard Inc., one of the world’s most successful interactive entertainment companies

In his new role, effective September 17, Ellis will be responsible for all aspects of the NFL’s marketing organization and will directly oversee research, content development, consumer engagement, advertising, promotions, marketing operations, and branding.

“We are excited to welcome Tim to the NFL family,” said Turcke. “Tim’s marketing innovation experience with reaching new audiences via emerging platforms, and driving engagement using creative storytelling will further strengthen the NFL brand. As a lifelong football fan, we know Tim is ecstatic about the opportunity to work with our internal teams and partners in building world-class marketing programs that will excite and reward our core audiences, as well as attract and engage future fans.”

“I couldn’t be more excited to lead the marketing program for the NFL,” said Ellis.  “For me, football has always been the greatest game on earth, and I’m thrilled and honored to have the opportunity to work with them.”

While at Activision, Ellis led the company’s innovative global marketing strategies and programs for its video game titles and drove its launch campaigns for its most successful gaming franchises.

Prior to Activision, Ellis spent most of the previous decade in global marketing executive roles at Volkswagen America and Volvo.

Ellis has been recognized for his innovative marketing and advertising campaigns. He has received the Adweek Brand Genius Award, the Grand Effie Award for the most effective campaign in the U.S., and the Cannes Lions Titanium award. While at Volkswagen, Ellis was responsible for the highly acclaimed Super Bowl ad “The Force,” which was chosen as the 2011 “Ad of the Year” by Adweek.

A graduate of San Diego State, Ellis holds BA degrees in journalism and advertising.​

 

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