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January 27, 2014 at 7:04 PM

NFL Network notes and quotes

Here are some quotes about the Super Bowl from various NFL Network experts and guests today as provided by the NFL Network:

- “This Seattle team is Peyton Manning’s kryptonite”. – Heath Evans on the Seattle Seahawks, both defensively and offensively

- “[If] he gets his 20 touches, they’re unstoppable…If you don’t deal with Marshawn [Lynch] from the jump, you’re in for a long day.” – Heath Evans on Seattle Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch

- “[The Seattle Seahawks] have weapons galore; they’re not household names on the wide receiving corps but once Marshawn [Lynch] gets going, that’s when you see Golden Tate, Doug [Baldwin] and the rest of the boys’ game start to elevate.” – Heath Evans on the versatility of the Seattle Seahawks’ offense

- “This is going to be a heavyweight matchup. When [Demaryius Thomas] goes to that side of the ball, all eyes are going to be on that side of the field.” – Heath Evans on the matchup between Demaryius Thomas and Richard Sherman

- “All the little wrinkles that Percy [Harvin] makes you think of; if he’s back there returning kicks, you know in a breath this guy is going 80 yards for a touchdown and changing the game” Heath Evans on Seattle Seahawks wide receiver Percy Harvin

- “How lucky is Peyton Manning; you have this 6-5 freak of nature tight end, that when you put him with those other three monsters that we already knew Peyton had, now what do you do?” – Heath Evans on the emergence of Denver Broncos tight end Julius Thomas

- “Everything. That’s why you strap it up. I remember a lot of Super Bowls over the years and I’ve always wanted to play in one.” – Denver Broncos cornerback Champ Bailey on what it means to make it to the Super Bowl for the first time

- “I’m not sure, to be honest with you…There are a lot of good corners out there, it’s hard to pinpoint who is the best. But he had the better two years the last two years as a corner.” – Bailey on if Seattle Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman is the best cornerback in the NFL

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