The NFL playoffs, which conclude Feb. 4 with Super Bowl LII at U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis, begin Saturday and Sunday with wild-card weekend.
And we have some fresh faces this year.
“This day in age, the social media world and the different things [we] have, I think everyone has probably seen it. He’s mentioned it that he doesn’t care,” McCourty added. “Don’t call and say your car got stuck. I think everyone knows there’s two hotels up here at Patriot Place so stay there for the night. Find a way. But I tell guys, like wake up earlier, especially if you don’t have a garage or something. Wake up. Go clean your car out. I think guys know. We’re in the NFL playoffs. I think everyone kind of — if you’ve been here for a week or two weeks you kind of get that this guy Bill that talks every day in the morning meeting, he doesn’t play. So not much needs to be said about being here on time and being ready to work.”
“Like Coach already told us, only thing we can keep doing is winning games, and I don’t think we have any more games left to win,” linebacker Shaquem Griffin said. “I guess to the college committee, it’s just what more can we do? We won all of them, and I just feel that we should have had an opportunity to show our talents to any and every team that wants to go against us. There’s no more teams left for us to beat.”
One possible reason for UCF missing out on the playoff was the fact that before beating Auburn, the Knights had just one win over a team ranked in the committee’s top 25 in No. 20 Memphis.
“That’s going to be the biggest thing. That’s why they’ve been killing guys. It’s misdirection — trick play here, trick play there — and then they hit you with a big play.”
Casey continues to play big for the Titans while justifying the six-year, $60.4 million contract extension he signed in the offseason, even though he’s a bit smaller physically than before.