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Mark Brunell Talks About First Super Bowl Experience

    <span>QB MARK BRUNELL  

(on having Vince Lombardi's grandson, Joe, as quarterbacks coach) "It's pretty cool. It never really comes up. Joe always downplays it a bit. Here we are trying to win a trophy with his last name on it. To Joe, it's just, 'Oh, okay.' He's pretty humble around us and we don't talk about it a lot, but I've always thought it was pretty cool. I'm always asking questions about his granddad and he has a framed old gameplan of the Packers from years ago. I thought that was pretty cool, being a history guy. He's a very good coach. He obviously comes from some good stock. We're thrilled to have him. It's not just Joe's last name, he's a very good quarterback coach and a real interested guy."

(on what Joe Lombardi does well as a coach) "Preparation. Getting us ready to play as far as gameplanning and telling us what to expect, what we plan on doing, our strategies, what plays we think are going to work and breaking down defenses. He's very knowledgeable as far as football is concerned. I think Drew (Brees) would tell you the same thing. He's a very good quarterbacks coach."

(on if he is still strong enough to start) "Yes, I could. My legs aren't what they used to be and I'm certainly not running around like I was, but I can still play at this level. Absolutely. My arm is great. No problems."

(on working with Drew Brees) "He's great to work with. He's a very good player on the field. He's a hard worker, has great character, loves his family and loves his teammates. He's funny. He's positive. He's a strong leader. I can't say enough about him."

(on what he brings to this team) "A lot of age (laughing). I just think maybe in a game like this, having been in big games, (I bring) a level of confidence or being able to put guys at ease by saying, 'Hey listen, this is a big game, but just be who you are, do what you do and you'll be fine.' Certainly that'll play on Sunday. There will be a lot of nerves and a lot of opportunities to remind guys that we're here for a reason. We're not here by accident. Go out there and execute. Do what you do well and you'll be fine. Be confident. Be poised. Be cool and go play football."

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