Super Bowl LI: All Access interviews from media day and NFL Hall of Famers give their picks
The Super Bowl media week is always chalk full of events with platforms setting up to get exclusive interviews with the biggest stars in the NFL. The media frenzy happens a week before the big game, where players and coaches enjoy meeting out their media obligations as part of the NFL guidelines.
Tom Brady and Bill Belichick took to the podium and answered many questions, some football related and a few political. Super Bowl media day also brings a fun element as well, where players answer fans questions; some heartfelt and some humorous.
Brady addresses the media in Houston, Texas ahead of Super Bowl 51.
Bill Belichick is known for his defensive demeanour with the national media. However, during Super Bowl week, Belichick is a bit more affable and welcoming at the Q&A sessions. The Patriots head coach gives some insight on the teams preparation and what they will be enduring during the week. Adding to that, Belichick tells the story of how one Malcolm Butler got on his radar during try outs three years ago.
Atlanta Falcons head coach Dan Quinn spoke to the media and talked about Falcons practice elements and on his development from defensive coordinator to head coach.
Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan talk about a variety of football related topics, the MVP candidate expects a great game on Sunday and lauds his teammates for his overall improvement.
Many sports figures are weighing in on who will win the Super Bowl this Sunday. NFL players and retired legends are giving their early picks this week. Hall of Famer and three time Super Bowl champion with the Dallas Cowboys; Michael Irvin gives his opinion on the match up.
NFL legend Kurt Warner who won a Super Bowl with the St.Louis Rams was also on the Rich Eisen show and gave his early pick for Super Bowl 51.
The next prediction comes from former head coach Brian Billick, who led the Baltimore Ravens to a Super Bowl trophy in the 2000 season. He currently is an analyst for “NFL total access” and other shows.
The media scrum does not end until Friday night, more podium sessions are coming your way as well as expert picks and daily coverage of interviews. Sports talk shows like Undisputed and the Colin Cowherd show on Fox Sports one; will give their final picks on Friday, as will other shows like ESPN’s First Take and Sports Nation.
Stay tuned throughout the week as the NFL media days are coming to a close. All the build up is definitely a fun experience for everyone involved. The players get some extra exposure and fans get some insight into their favourite players ahead of the championship game.
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