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Sunday, October 22nd, 2017
FOOTBALL NIGHT IN AMERICA FEATURES TONY DUNGY’S INTERVIEW WITH JULIO JONES
“You can put whatever you want to put on it, but it’s just another game for us.” – Julio Jones on Super Bowl rematch with the Patriots
STAMFORD, Conn. – October 22, 2017 – Tonight’s Week 7 edition of NBC’s Football Night in America, the most-watched weekly studio show in sports, will feature an interview by Super Bowl-winning head coach Tony Dungy with Atlanta Falcons WR Julio Jones, and highlights, analysis, and reaction to earlier Week 7 games, ahead of tonight’s Super Bowl LI rematch between the Falcons and Patriots on Sunday Night Football.
Football Night airs each Sunday at 7 p.m. ET on NBC. Mike Tirico will host Sunday’s program live from inside the stadium, joined on site by the Sunday Night Football team of Al Michaels, Cris Collinsworth and Michele Tafoya.
Dan Patrick hosts Football Night from NBC Sports Group’s Studio 1, joined by Dungy, two-time Super Bowl winner Rodney Harrison, and NFL Insider Mike Florio of NBC Sports’ Pro Football Talk. Kathryn Tappen will report from MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J., on the Seahawks-Giants game.
INTERVIEW: Below are excerpts from Dungy’s interview with Jones. If used, please note the mandatory credit: “In an exclusive interview airing tonight on Football Night in America.”
TONY DUNGY WITH JULIO JONES
Jones on his start with football: “It started at an early age for me. A single parent, my mom’s just working a lot and things like that. I would occasionally sneak out and play football and stuff. I knew I was pretty good at making the older guys miss, and pretty tough just playing in the streets.”
Jones on his last catch of Super Bowl LI: “No, I didn’t. I didn’t know the ball was coming to me. But for me, every play I have an opportunity to get the ball so I go hard on every play.”
Jones on ranking that catch against others in his career: “It’s just so routine to me, it is. It was a routine catch for me.”
Jones on the Falcons confidence right now: “We had a great week of prep, it’s through the roof. Everybody is stuck on last year. You were Super Bowl contenders; you were in the Super Bowl. This is the 2017 Atlanta Falcons. We have to prove ourselves this year.”
Jones on playing the New England Patriots: “It’s the next game. It’s just the next game for me. I’m not going to out here and make up nothing. No. Everybody is ‘oh, this is the revenge game’ or this and that. You can put whatever you want to put on it but it’s just another game for us. Just do what you do.”
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