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17 Dec 2010

The Week In Quotes: December 17, 2010

compiled by Rory Hickey

MAYBE REX SHOULD BURY ANOTHER BALL?

"According to Rex we played [bleepy]. He said we weren't good enough. I guess we needed a shutout. I guess that's what he was talking about."

-- Jets defensive end Shaun Ellis expressing his frustration with head coach Rex Ryan's evaluation of the defense's play. The Jets defense allowed just 131 total yards and forced three turnovers in a 10-6 loss to the Dolphins (NY Post)

TO CROWDER, A 33-YEAR-OLD IS ELDERLY

"They're cheaters. They do what they do. They cheat. They talk junk. But we beat the hell out of them today. I wish they'd tripped me. I'd have broken that old man's leg. I didn't see anything. He stuck his leg out and tripped him? He should be ashamed of himself. A grown man from the coaching staff? That's high character."

-- Dolphins linebacker Channing Crowder reacting to Jets strength and conditioning coach Sal Alosi sticking his knee out and tripping Nolan Carroll during a play. Alosi has been suspended indefinitely (ESPN New York)

I'VE BEEN EVERYWHERE MAN. FROST, DOMES SHOULD BEWARE MAN.

"We might as well make a stop in Indianapolis on the way home. And what other Midwest cities do we have? We've got St. Louis, Chicago ... Chicago's beautiful this time of year."

-- Giants defensive end Justin Tuck joking about the multiple changes to the team's itinerary leading up to Monday night's victory over the Vikings at Ford Field in Detroit following the team spending Saturday night in Kansas city during a layover (NJ.com)

HE CERTAINLY DIDN'T MAJOR IN PRE-PROFESSIONAL STUDIES

"I don't feel that I'm playing to my level of capability that I expect from myself. I thought that was the right thing to do."

-- Panther quarterback Jimmy Clausen on apologizing to a teammate, linebacker Jon Beason, for his poor play on Sunday

"I'm the last guy to tell anybody to be apologizing. But if you're going to apologize, you should apologize to people that's in the huddle with you. But he has a lot to learn. He ain't at Notre Dame anymore, that's for sure."

-- Panthers wide receiver Steve Smith after hearing about Clausen's apology to Beason (Charlotte Observer)

KARMA FOR INJURING TOM BRADY? I DON'T THINK IT CAN BE RULED OUT

"This hurts. I honestly don't know what we have to do. I thought we were really good on defense. I really did. It's one of those things where it didn't go our way. Again."

-- Texans safety Bernard Pollard after the Texans 34-28 loss in overtime to the Ravens (Houston Chronicle)

CAN'T YOU GO BACK TO DOING SIT UPS IN YOUR DRIVEWAY?

"I think there's underachieving from the top down. You start with the owner, you start with the coaches. And obviously we as players, we are a product of what the coaches are coaching us throughout the course of the week. Of course, we have to go out there and play the game. But in order for us to do what we're allowed to do at the best of our abilities, the coaches have to put the players in the best position."

-- Bengals wide receiver Terrell Owens when asked on The T.Ocho Show why he thought the Bengals were 2-11 (ESPN)

ONCE YOU WIN THE GEORGE HALAS TROPHY, YOU BECOME AN ELITE QUARTERBACK IN THIS LEAGUE

"Well, in my eyes [Brees] is better. Maybe it could be my personal vendetta against the other guys, but he's definitely one of the premier quarterbacks in this league, and he's got the numbers to prove it. And not only that, he's got the hardware to prove it."

-- Ravens linebacker Terrell Suggs when asked if this Sunday's adversary, Saints quarterback Drew Brees presents the same challenges as Tom Brady and Peyton Manning (National Football Post

HOPEFULLY THE EAGLES DON'T DROP THE BALL IN NEGOTIATIONS

"I'm going to set the bar high. I'm going to set it high for you, and I'm going to set it high for everybody else as well."

"[The Eagles] have to do something— the way I'm puttin' it in, something gotta happen baby."

-- Eagles wide receiver DeSean Jackson, on The T.Ocho Show, promising journalistic icon Terrell Owens that he is going to set the bar very high for free-agent receivers once he receives a new deal from the Eagles (Philadelphia Daily News)

THIS ISN'T THE FIRST TIME THERE'S BEEN CONFUSION AS TO HOW A ROMAN WAS BROUGHT DOWN

"First and foremost, [Bradford] didn't walk me down because he didn't touch me. I ran out of bounds. Hey, I was trying to be respectful and not run up the score, so I ran out of bounds. [But] he didn't catch me. I've never been caught by a quarterback before in my life. Never. Never."

"I just needed to get the hell out of bounds and go to the sidelines. Did you see me? Oh my God, I had never got oxygen before in my life. That was the first time I had to go and do that. I was so tired. I don't think I've ever been that tired in my life. "

-- Saints strong safety Roman Harper proclaiming that Rams quarterback definitely did not catch him on this play during the fourth quarter of the Saints' 31-13 win over the Rams (NewOrleans.com)

LINEMEN SHOULD BE IMMUNE FROM CELEBRATION PENALTIES

"I froze up again. I'm going to get dance lessons from Shady [teammate running back LeSean McCoy]."

-- Eagles left guard Todd Herremans, discussing his celebration after his second career touchdown catch in Philadelphia's 30-27 win over the Cowboys on Sunday night (Philadelphia Inquirer)

PANTHERS FANS WILL TAKE AN IOU FOR ANDREW LUCK

"Don't tell my mom. She's going to want more Christmas presents."

-- Panthers cornerback R.J. Sanford, after being promoted from the practice squad to the 53-man roster on Thursday (Rock Hill Herald)

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Posted by: Rory Hickey on 17 Dec 2010

7 comments, Last at 18 Dec 2010, 8:34pm by Dingle-Doodah

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by Anonymous454545 (not verified) :: Fri, 12/17/2010 - 1:51pm

When the Jets get on a roll they just keep it coming. Just awesome to observe right now, not as awesome as the Plexiglass shootin' himself over Thanksgiving weekend aftermath, but still nice for Pats' fans.

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by RichC (not verified) :: Fri, 12/17/2010 - 3:42pm

Yeah, bit of a trainwreck.

Its funny how similar Ellis's quote is to Bart Scott's from earlier this week. I think Rex just lost his team.

I worked at a place where our CEO came in one day and chewed out the entire team for one coworker's screw ups. I've never seen a company fall apart so fast after that. People really don't take well to being berated for other people's failing, especially when they're doing their jobs well.

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by Marko :: Fri, 12/17/2010 - 2:38pm

Rex Grossman also won the George Halas Tropy, and he did it by beating Brees' team! So that means Rexy is really elite. So Redskins fans have that going for them.

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by JonFrum (not verified) :: Fri, 12/17/2010 - 3:25pm

Memo to Channing Crowder: be careful what you say about Long Island guido muscleheads. I'm not sayin' - I'm just sayin.'

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by Noah of Arkadia :: Fri, 12/17/2010 - 4:29pm

That Roman Harper video is hilarious. Not only did Bradford chase him down, he scared the wits out of him!

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by Spielman :: Fri, 12/17/2010 - 9:45pm

Harper is just in denial, no question.

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by Dingle-Doodah (not verified) :: Sat, 12/18/2010 - 8:34pm

"I think there's underachieving from the top down. You start with the owner, you start with the coaches. And obviously we as players, we are a product of what the coaches are coaching us throughout the course of the week. Of course, we have to go out there and play the game. But in order for us to do what we're allowed to do at the best of our abilities, the coaches have to put the players in the best position."

It should not had been said, but it's deadly accurate anyway. Those are smart words - and not only because he's playing for Cinci.