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29 Dec 2009

The Week in Quotes: December 29, 2009

compiled by Rory Hickey

DO YOU MEAN "WE" AS IN THE ROYAL WE?

"The perfect season was never an issue with us. We've said it time and time again. It is somebody else's issue, not ours."

-- Colts president Bill Polian, after Colts' coach Jim Caldwell removed many of the starters, including Peyton Manning, with a 15-10 lead over the Jets. On Monday, Polian had to cut his radio show short because of the numerous angry calls from Colts fans and his dismissive attitude towards them. (Monday Morning QB)

MAYBE COLTS FANS WERE BOOING BECAUSE THEY MISSED JIM SORGI

"I was excited to get the opportunity, but unfortunately it didn't go our way. Obviously, the outcome wasn't what we wanted. But it was good for me to get out there and get a little experience, I guess."

-- Colts quarterback Curtis Painter after he and his band of backups single-handedly destroyed the Colts' chances of a perfect season. (The Huddle)

MERCURY MORRIS IS HAVING A GARAGE SALE ON HIS BLOCK IN PERFECTVILLE!

"Who wouldn't [want to pursue perfection]? I mean ... who wouldn't? Doesn't everybody want to be a part of history? Not a season goes by that you don't hear about the '72 Dolphins."

-- Colts wide receiver Reggie Wayne, after the Colts gave up their chance at a perfect season. (Indianapolis Star)

THE MOST UNKINDEST CUT IN AMERICA

"Maybe he's part of the media. I don't think they have a code of honor."

-- Cowboys coach Wade Phillips on whether ex-Colts coach and current NBC analyst Tony Dungy violated a coaches' code of honor by counting out the Cowboys.
(ESPN Dallas)

JERSEY SHORE

"I don't know, man. What did I play, five snaps today? I don't know, I don't know what happened. I thought I was the problem. It's an unbelievable situation, man. Last game at Giants Stadium, probably as a Giant, just the way everything has unfolded has been unbelievable. I never would have dreamt this in a million years, but it is what it is, we live and we learn."

-- Giants defensive end Osi Umenyiora displaying his frustration after the Giants' playoff chances evaporated with a 41-9 loss to the Panthers. (Newark Star-Ledger)

WHO IS GOING TO POP YOU? WHAT IS THIS, THE WIRE?

"I'm pretty sure if I was getting popped, fired or whatever you want to call it, my owners would come tell me like men because that's who they are and that's what they want to be. I'm sure Bill Cowher [wants this job]. Everybody wants this job -- it's the best in football. I want it, too."

-- Buccaneers coach Raheem Morris on reports that the Buccaneers contacted Bill Cowher for their head coaching position. (Pewter Report)

FAVRE WAS GOING TO DRIVE THE SUV BUT HE AUDIBLED INTO SHOTGUN

"Everybody in Minnesota knows that Brett Favre is running that organization. When the head coach leaves and goes and picks him up in his SUV, and brings him to the facility. Everyone knows who's running the Minnesota Vikings."

-- Former Packers safety LeRoy Butler on the Brett Favre-Brad Childress saga. (Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel)

IS THIS A STRAIN OF SWINE FLU?

"Brett Favre is infected, he's infected with a disease, and a lot of superstars get this disease. They have so many accolades and are idolized, they start to think they are bigger than the team, are more important than any one individual, including the head coach."

-- FOX analyst Jimmie Johnson on the Brett Favre-Brad Childress saga. (The Huddle)

THEY CAN SHARE A ROMANTIC MULLET RIDE

"Brett, come on just hug it out. Hug it out, guys."

-- Vikings defensive end Jared Allen, during a team meeting, trying to resolve the Favre-Childress dispute. (Eye On Sports Media)

THERE HASN'T BEEN THIS MUCH COMMOTION OVER THE PATRIOTS AND GAME TAPE SINCE ... WELL, YOU KNOW

"Fred's always been a great interview. He really has. I saw that and thought that was really, really great. He pointed out that the leadership there shows the way. I think he's referring to veteran players. So that's what we're looking to instill in our veteran players. Evidently, he wasn't that veteran leader here having our guys watch the tape. So we're gonna work on getting the veteran leaders that are now here to have our guys watching more tape. He provided the blueprint."

-- Jaguars coach Jack Del Rio on Patriots running back Fred Taylor after Taylor said he watches more film in New England than he ever did in Jacksonville. (Florida Times-Union)

NUMBER ONE PROBLEM WITH THE REDSKINS DEFENSIVE SCHEME: NEEDS MORE FAKE FIELD GOALS

"If they keep this system the way it is, then they would label Albert Haynesworth a bust who didn't live up to the contract. Everybody would say he just took the money and ran off. And I'm still playing as hard as I possibly can. But you can only do so much within the system that's put around you."

-- Redskins defensive tackle Albert Haynesworth on the state of the Washington Redskins' defensive scheme. (ESPN)

SAMMY MORRIS: PRO-HATS

"Regardless of stats, regardless of everything, getting the hat and T-shirt is what we're out here for."

-- Patriots running back Sammy Morris on clinching the division title after the team's 35-7 win over the Jaguars. (Patriots.com)

TOM BENSON STILL THINKS HE MADE IT

"I kind of rushed myself a little bit and kind of hit just not a good ball in general. It was all me. The snap and the hold were great. I rushed myself, kind of picked my head up, and that was the result."

-- Saints kicker Garrett Hartley on how he missed a 37-yard field goal attempt as time expired Sunday. Hartley's kick would have given the Saints home field advantage throughout the NFC playoffs. (The Advocate)

STEVE SMITH IS THE ANTI-ROY WILLIAMS

"There was no chance I'd drop it. I'd die before I'd drop that ball. Then I fell into the end zone, and when I got up, I knew it was broken.''

-- Panthers wide receiver Steve Smith when asked how he held on to a third quarter touchdown in which a defender's hit caused his arm to break. (Monday Morning QB)

"It's more of a minor nuisance."

-- Smith, when asked after the game if he was in pain.

JIM CALDWELL WAS SANTA THIS WHOLE TIME??

"We're going to start with the injury report, obviously, Manning, Clark, Addai, Reggie Wayne, Freeney, Mathis, Brackett -- all those guys will not play ... Oh, hold up, that was my wish list for Santa Claus."

-- Jets coach Rex Ryan "accidently" reading what he wanted from Santa Claus during a press conference. Clearly, he was on the nice list. (IndySportsNation.com)

YOUR DEFINITION OF "A LOT" IS NOT IN LINE WITH MOST PEOPLE'S

"Sometimes I've seen quarterbacks throw a lot of picks, yet they play really well elsewhere and overcome it. And I didn't do that. I didn't play well enough to overcome it."

-- Seahawks quarterback Matt Hasselbeck on his terrible outing against the Packers. (The News Tribune)

SERIOUSLY, I MIGHT BE OUT OF A JOB NEXT YEAR; I KIND OF NEED THAT MONEY

"We did buy him a motorcycle as a retirement gift, so I don't know if we could get him to sell that and give us our money back or what."

-- Seahawks quarterback Matt Hasselbeck on former coach Mike Holmgren returning to the NFL as a member of the Browns' front office. (Seattle Post-Intelligencer)

RICHARD SEYMOUR HAS COMPLETED HIS TRANSFORMATION TO BEING A RAIDER

"The referee was behind him and didn't see what happened. The film will show it all. He's human and mistakes happen. I think everyone just jumped in. A little spark started the whole thing. It seemed that everything was directed toward us. That's the Raider mystique."

-- Raiders defensive end Richard Seymour on the referees being predisposed to believing that the Raiders were playing dirty. (Cleveland.com)

THERE'S ALWAYS [YEAR AFTER CURRENT SEASON]

"You don't want to see men struggle the way they've struggled."

-- 49ers cornerback Dre' Bly on the Lions' struggles as a team after they lost their twentieth straight road game 20-6 against the 49ers. (Detroit News)

SO WHAT YOU'RE SAYING IS THAT C.C. BROWN WOULDN'T BE A GOOD SNIPER?

"In college, the balls would be where you could make plays on them, but being a cornerback in this league you have to have the mentality of a sniper. It's just one shot."

-- Dolphins cornerback Vontae Davis on the differences between playing cornerback in college and the pros. (South Florida Sun-Sentinel)

MOJO IS THE NAME OF A SAUCE ...

"Why [trash-talk]? He would eat me."

-- Jaguars running back Maurice Jones-Drew on why he would not trade barbs with Patriots defensive tackle Vince Wilfork prior to their game on Sunday. Wilfork ended up not playing. (Jacksonville.com)

GROCERY BAGGERS ARE AN ELITE FRATERNITY

"He's going to have a bright career I'm sure, if he was part of that."

-- Cardinals quarterback Kurt Warner when told that Rams quarterback Keith Null used to bag groceries, as Warner did before his NFL days. (USA Today)

Your favorite team will make the playoffs with:
a win + DEN loss or tie + JAX loss or tie + you sending a quote to quotes-at-footballoutsiders.com

Posted by: Rory Hickey on 29 Dec 2009

57 comments, Last at 31 Dec 2009, 7:23am by Pigmanfu

Comments

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by C (not verified) :: Tue, 12/29/2009 - 12:02pm

I think saying Dungy "counted out" the Cowboys is a nice way to put it. Dungy waved his arms and said the Cowboys have "NO CHANCE" at beating the undefeated Colts. That's why Wade made such a harsh comment.

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by jayman4 :: Tue, 12/29/2009 - 12:15pm

Undefeated Saints. Did the media writers just stare in sad disbelief that the Cowboys could win in December? They need a collective off-site in small sample sizes.

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by Temo :: Tue, 12/29/2009 - 1:04pm

I think it was a shot at the media moreso than Dungy.

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by C (not verified) :: Tue, 12/29/2009 - 12:08pm

Undefeated Saints.

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by peterplaysbass (verified?) (not verified) :: Tue, 12/29/2009 - 12:08pm

Wade Phillips is a fat wheezy retard if he thinks anybody outside of the Cowboys organization/fan base is going to side with him over Dungy. What Dungy said was a little careless, but he's an amazing man who coached well and handled extreme adversity with more grace than I've seen out of anyone else in the league, ever.

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by C (not verified) :: Tue, 12/29/2009 - 12:21pm

So basically, you don't agree with what Dungy said, but you LIKE him more than that fat weezy Wade Phillips so everybody should side with Dungy because he's an amazing man blah blah blah?

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by peterplaysbass (verified?) (not verified) :: Tue, 12/29/2009 - 12:34pm

Phillips could've taken the high road and gone to task with what Dungy SAID, instead he questions his honor. From a lesser coach who's gone red-faced on the sidelines about a greater coach who never raised his voice, I don't think 'retarded' is too harsh an adjective.

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by Rusty G. (not verified) :: Tue, 12/29/2009 - 1:07pm

I hardly think Wade Phillips can be held responsible for a reporter's wording of a question. If you are asked, "Did so-and-so violate the code of honor that says you can't do X when he did X," your response is going to sound negative. That's the whole point of asking the question that way - to get a great sound byte, to fool people like you into being offended, "PeterPlaysBass", and to make segments like this one on FO so amusing and fun to read.

If you cared to look a little further into it, you would find that Wade had nothing but great things to say about Dungy. I think we might be able to direct your "retarded" claim at a more appropriate source. :)

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by C (not verified) :: Tue, 12/29/2009 - 1:14pm

Laugh out loud. Well played Rusty G.

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by peterplaysbass (verified?) (not verified) :: Tue, 12/29/2009 - 1:20pm

I was unaware of the context. Thanks!

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by Independent George :: Tue, 12/29/2009 - 1:52pm

Context? On the internet? Insanity!

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by El Nino Meon (not verified) :: Wed, 12/30/2009 - 12:06am

Worlds are colliding!!

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by RickD :: Tue, 12/29/2009 - 12:38pm

Tony Dungy is a sanctimonious prig who's gotten the media to buy into the notion that he's a pillar of the community. The "mentorship" of Michael Vick is a good example of this. "Tony who?" asked Vick at one point when Bob Costas told him Tony was in the studio with him.

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by C (not verified) :: Tue, 12/29/2009 - 12:55pm

So Dungy should be allowed to break an honor code because he's "nice", and won a lot of games as a coach?

But Dungy "mentoring" Vick is a nice story. Who cares if it's true or not, it's all storybook entertainment right? Dungy = good guy, Vick = bad guy, good changing evil is a happy story right? Feed it to people.

Ask Rich Conely about Dungy and the organizations he's a part of.

I don't dislike Dungy either. I think there are far worse people getting paid on TV to spew their opinions. I'm just not ready to pray to the Shrine of Dungy of being a great coach.

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by peterplaysbass (verified?) (not verified) :: Tue, 12/29/2009 - 1:03pm

Why should I trust what Rich Conely has to say?

I'm not praying to any shrines either, but when Phillips displays a total lack of respect for Dungy, he gets on my bad list.

The fact that I'm a Vikings fan and have to pull for the hated Cowboys this weekend probably throws some fire on my dislike for anything Dallas, I'll admit.

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by C (not verified) :: Tue, 12/29/2009 - 1:07pm

I think it was mainly a shot on the leeching media, but yes, probably some at Dungy as well.

So Dungy can disrespect Phillips, but Phillips can't disrespect Dungy? Even a little bit? That doesn't sound fair.

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by peterplaysbass (verified?) (not verified) :: Tue, 12/29/2009 - 12:58pm

When Vick asked "Tony who?" he was simply concerned it might've been Tony Hernandez, one of his more intimate cellmates.

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by Temo :: Tue, 12/29/2009 - 1:19pm

one of his more intimate cellmates.

hehe, intimate cellmates.

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by Tundrapaddy (not verified) :: Tue, 12/29/2009 - 4:14pm

He probably meant 'which Tony?', since I heard that Vick had spent a lot of time in the 'Lost Celebrities' VIP room with Tony Toni Tone.

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by Temo :: Tue, 12/29/2009 - 1:09pm

You're way out there on this.

Question from media guy: "Did Dungy violate the coach's code of honor by saying you guys had no shot at winning?"
Phillips: (laughing) "Maybe he's part of the media. I don't think they have a code of honor."

As anyone can see, Phillips was taking a joking shot at the media, not Dungy. You're talking about Wade fucking Phillips here. The guy is a total creampuff and you're making him out to be Lane Kiffin or something. Ridiculous.

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by fyo :: Tue, 12/29/2009 - 12:13pm

The title "YOUR DEFINITION OF "A LOT" IS NOT IN LINE WITH MOST PEOPLE'S" implies that Hasselbeck didn't think he threw a lot of picks. That's clearly an incorrect interpretation of his statement.

"Sometimes I've seen quarterbacks throw a lot of picks, yet they play really well elsewhere and overcome it. And I didn't do that. I didn't play well enough to overcome it."

He's CLEARLY referencing "playing well elsewhere and overcoming" when he says "I didn't do that" (and not "a lot of picks").

Maybe if you replaced the period after "And I didn't do that" with a semi-colon....

Anyway, totally unfunny and uninteresting quote if you actually understood what he said. And it IS quite clear.

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by Rory Hickey :: Tue, 12/29/2009 - 1:59pm

I understand what he said. I was making a joke about the first sentence of the quote because typically "a lot" means upwards of ten, an amount which clearly no NFL quarterback could overcome. Maybe I should have taken the second sentence out. Maybe I should have used a different headline. Maybe you should have sent me a quote better than that one so I didn't have to use it.

"You play to win the game" - Herm

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by Temo :: Tue, 12/29/2009 - 2:00pm

They didn't even give you the green, those bastards.

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by Dennis :: Tue, 12/29/2009 - 2:45pm

Even in this context, the jab at Hasselback doesn't make sense. "A lot" means different things depending on what it is referencing. In reference to interceptions in a single game, it certainly doesn't mean "upwards of ten". A reasonable definition of "a lot" of interceptions in a game is probably four of five.

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by fyo :: Tue, 12/29/2009 - 3:18pm

I concur. "A lot" isn't a specific number or range. It depends entirely on context.

If I say I have a lot of mosquitoes in my back yard, I'm probably not talking in the "upwards of 10" range...

If I say there are a lot of stars in the sky, I'm probably not talking in the "upwards of 10" range...

I I say a quarterback threw a lot of interceptions, I'm probably not talking billions, but neither am I talking 10 or more.

Since this is a stat site, perhaps it would be reasonable to suggest that "a lot" is a standard deviation or two above the mean.

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by Rory Hickey :: Tue, 12/29/2009 - 10:32pm

Why so serious? I took "a lot" to mean what it means in most contexts as opposed to in a context of interceptions which is why I used the quote. I apologize to anybody that was offended. I mean there were at least four errors in your second sentence and I don't really feel like it's an issue.

"You play to win the game" - Herm

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by patriotsgirl :: Tue, 12/29/2009 - 12:17pm

The MJD quote is both hilarious and accurate. Good find!

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by Doug Farrar :: Tue, 12/29/2009 - 12:29pm

How can we not love us some Pocket Hercules?

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by The Guy You Don't Want to Hear (not verified) :: Tue, 12/29/2009 - 12:27pm

I like the joke at the end.

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by Mike Y :: Tue, 12/29/2009 - 12:34pm

I'm partial to Favre's quote after the game last night, where he said that he couldn't play any better than he did, implying that it's the rest of his team's fault that they lost.

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by peterplaysbass (verified?) (not verified) :: Tue, 12/29/2009 - 12:37pm

I think he's implying that puppet coach Childress insubordinately sent in the goalline unit despite Master Favre's hand signals to the contrary.

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by C (not verified) :: Tue, 12/29/2009 - 12:59pm

I stayed up and watched the press conference and I don't think it was Favre throwing teammates under the bus at all.

I think the media had an idea in their head... " Favre doesn't play well in the cold", and THAT'S how the question was directed at him. I believe the question they asked directly before was " how did you feel out there"?

Favre said something to the effect that he was cold and all, but that it didn't affect his play... and that he played pretty well. Yeah, he wished he did better and could name a handful of 5 or so plays he wishes he could re-do, but that overall he played well.

I'd agree with him, and I think he handled those reporters with an axe to grind pretty well.

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by Theo :: Tue, 12/29/2009 - 12:36pm

Haynesworth is only talking about his role within the scheme, not the scheme as a whole...

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by peterplaysbass (verified?) (not verified) :: Tue, 12/29/2009 - 12:36pm

The funniest part for me was:

FAVRE WAS GOING TO DRIVE THE SUV BUT HE AUDIBLED INTO SHOTGUN

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by Theo :: Tue, 12/29/2009 - 12:44pm

What are 'barbs'?

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by TomC :: Tue, 12/29/2009 - 12:58pm

Literally, they're sharp pieces of metal meant to dig into flesh (such as on a barbed-wire fence). In speech or writing, they're sharp, pointed comments, often insults. "Trading barbs" is a high-falutin' term for trash talk.

(Now don't go asking me what "high-falutin'" means.)

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by the silent speaker (not verified) :: Wed, 12/30/2009 - 2:28am

It means "containing a greater-than-average falutin content".

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by Gaucho Brazilian (not verified) :: Tue, 12/29/2009 - 12:46pm

Brazilian TV has announced the games they will broadcat on Sunday:

1. PIT@MIA
2. GB@ARI
3. CIN@NYJ (SNF)

What? No DAL@PHI?! It's that correct?

Yep!

Unbelievable.

P.S.: I don't understand NBC choice to SNF either...

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by peterplaysbass (verified?) (not verified) :: Tue, 12/29/2009 - 1:06pm

NBC has to show (or is it flex?) an equal number of NFC and AFC games during their contract (which runs through 2013 or somewhere around there), and currently the NFC is ahead by four games. So they lean toward the AFC to try and even things out.

Also, I think FOX and CBS sometimes have the power to veto one game from NBC's grasp, although that may no longer be true.

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by t.d. :: Tue, 12/29/2009 - 1:28pm

they have veto power in weeks 12-16, but not in week 17

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by ebongreen (not verified) :: Tue, 12/29/2009 - 12:57pm

How about some Mike McCarthy redudancy in action?

"... I think routine is a big part of human regularity..." *ba-dum-bum*

Link for quote on my name.

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by Key19 :: Tue, 12/29/2009 - 1:00pm

Didn't think what Wade said was so bad. He likes to make the media look bad and so he took the opportunity to point out that he thinks the media is bad. I don't think it was a personal attack on Dungy at all.

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by Temo :: Tue, 12/29/2009 - 1:14pm

He likes to make the media look bad

He does? Compared to the guy who came before him, he gets steamrolled by the media, especially the jack-off local guys.

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by t.d. :: Tue, 12/29/2009 - 1:33pm

the local guys are all crazy in dallas. i found their antagonism towards parcells mystifying

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by Temo :: Tue, 12/29/2009 - 1:57pm

My memory for this kind of stuff is admittedly flakey, but as I remember the local media loved Parcells and he treated as dismissively as he does all other media types. Wade however has incurred their wrath, for whatever dumb reason, and it's a like watching wolves devour sheep every time he gives a press conference.

But yea, local Dallas media are all crazy as hell in general.

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by roguerouge :: Tue, 12/29/2009 - 1:16pm

That's... a pretty weak notion of honor.

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by Yuri (not verified) :: Tue, 12/29/2009 - 1:21pm

This is the official transcript (link in name):
On what he said to the referee before he reviewed Maclin's catch at the end of the game:
"(Joking) I told him he owes me a cheeseburger after this one."

The actual question was (if you look at the video) involved the words "patted him (the ref) on the butt" but edited out for public consumption.

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by Zap Brannigan (not verified) :: Tue, 12/29/2009 - 5:27pm

As if Andy needs another cheeseburger...

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by G_Man1 (not verified) :: Tue, 12/29/2009 - 2:07pm

#39:

I always thought the reason the media rips Wade Phillips so much is because Dallas is perceived to have elite level talent, and so consequently they have underachieved with Wade. I never understood why this is assumed to be the case. No question they have good talent on their team and they should contend for the NFC East, but I see them as a dark house SB contender, not a front runner. I have never viewed them as elite.

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by C (not verified) :: Tue, 12/29/2009 - 5:58pm

I think you are right, but some of that talent has went away. ( TO, Pacman etc.)

Plus people's opinion of Marion Barber has probably went down some, the offensive line. But remember that game, I think it was the first game last year were Dallas dominated the overrated Cleveland Browns, and they were just infested with hype? Romo had 6-7 back there to throw, he was throwing darts picking them apart.

Note to new/young coaches, don't dominate people in week 1 to make your expectations stratospheric, and also don't do too well in year 1 ( Zorn going 6-2 then 8-8).

If your team starts out crappy, people will say you had no talent, and then you gradually get better.

If your team starts out well, and you trail off or fade down the stretch, people will say you had the talent but squandered it.

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by Venger :: Tue, 12/29/2009 - 6:29pm

Lets be honest: Wade Phillips is a fat wheezy retard regardless of what he says or does.

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by commissionerleaf :: Tue, 12/29/2009 - 8:10pm

Phillips isn't a bad coach. A lot of the problems he's had came out of the fact that he was seen as a 1-2 year placeholder for Jason Garrett, who for whatever reason hasn't been promoted (probably that without T.O., his offense simply isn't that impressive). Sicne he was seen as "not a real head coach" and a lame duck from the beginning, he never really had a chance to earn anyone's respect. Myself, I think he's one of the better coaches in the NFL. Dallas has a good offensive line with problems in pass protection, overrated running backs and receivers, and a defense that amounts to DeMarcus Ware, maybe Ratliff, and 9 replacement level guys.

To be fair, DeMarcus Ware is arguably the most dominant defensive player in the NFL. But that does not a talented team make.

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by b roo :: Wed, 12/30/2009 - 10:12am

Regardless of what anyone thinks about Phillips as a coach, the guy has a pretty good sense of humor and can be pretty quick coming up with a dry and witty remark. The media dogs him and his team incessantly and are constantly trying to set them up with inflammatory questions. This particular reporter set himself up though and Phillips knocked it out of the park. The dig was clearly at the media and not Dungy. Phillips isn't even the one who played the Dungy quote for the team, that stroke of genius was done by special teams coach Joe DeCamillis who has become one of the teams emotional leaders and motivators. DeCamillis had his neck broken when the Cowboys practice facility caved in and many people thought he had "no chance" of ever walking again. He was back out coaching in just a few weeks with a neck brace on after doctors told him he might not be able to coach at all this year. When you understand the context the whole thing from Dungy quote to Phillips quote is classic.

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by enderwiggins (not verified) :: Wed, 12/30/2009 - 10:44am

This is off topic and out of context but can someone PLEASE tell me why Roy Williams is still the starting wide receiver for the cowboys? I have watched every game and he does not resemble a professional receiver in any sense of the word. Why do they keep starting him? He is terrible. Is Wade Phillps the reason or Jason Garrett? Or does Jerry Jones keep him on the field? Whom ever it is needs to be kicked out of football forever. I really dont believe in trashing players but he is simply not any good.

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by Pigmanfu (not verified) :: Thu, 12/31/2009 - 7:23am

His contract and what they traded for him and Mr. Jones's Ego keep him on the field. He does block hard downfield....

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by MCS :: Wed, 12/30/2009 - 10:47am

"It's more of a minor nuisance."

-- Smith, when asked after the game if he was in pain.

Sounds like someones been to see the trainer and get some painkillers.