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19 Nov 2010

The Week In Quotes: November 19, 2010

compiled by Rory Hickey

IF IT HAD BEEN A VIDEOGAME, WHOEVER WAS PLAYING AS THE REDSKINS WOULD HAVE BROKEN THE XBOX

"Ain't nobody ever seen it. To put up 60 points, it felt like somebody was playing a video game out there. It felt like a video game score. It was unbelievable."

-- Redskins defensive back DeAngelo Hall on the 59-28 drubbing that the Redskins received at the hands of the Eagles (Washington Post)

"We all grew up with Michael Vick on Madden. We're all about 25 or 26, so we would win at Madden with Vick."

-- Eagles right tackle Winston Justice further drawing the comparison between quarterback/real person Michael Vick and a virtual, omniscient Vick (NFL Nation Blog)

DOGGONE IT, THAT WAS A BAD ANALOGY

"The pregame altercation got us going. It had us ready. We came back into the locker room pumped. We were like pit bulls, ready to get out of the cage."

-- Eagles wide receiver DeSean Jackson on the Eagles 59-28 win over the Redskins in which the teams got into a altercation prior to the game. Philadelphia came out of the gate and gained 280 yards in the first quarter and jumped out to a 35-0 lead (The Huddle)

THAT'S THE SAME THING I SAID AFTER WATCHING THE SOPRANOS FINALE

"If I'd have known it would have ended like this. I would have kept the lights off."

-- Giants co-owner John Mara after the Giants 33-20 loss to the rival Cowboys in a game that featured two power outages which shut down the stadium lights and halted play for a total of 11 minutes (NY Post)

AH THE DOCILE TURDUCKEN, NESTLING IN ITS NATIVE HABITAT

"Have y'all guys ever ate a Turducken? I have one every Thanksgiving. I'm gonna have one sitting in the middle of my table, very still, come Thanksgiving. And that's what he did on the field, you know what I'm saying? He was a Turducken."

-- Former Redskins defensive back Fred Smoot giving his thoughts on this play in which Albert Haynesworth fell down and seemed content to admire the handiwork of the Redskins' field maintenance team (CSN Washington; video starts at :42)

WHAT'S THAT? AH -- BOWL GAME? DON'T TALK ABOUT -- BOWL GAME? YOU KIDDING ME? BOWL GAME?

"The bowl game thing, and I told [the players], you know everyone wants to bring up the bowl game, and it's not that I don't want to talk about the bowl game. It's like maybe that's what they were thinking about last week is the bowl game. I don't want to think about the bowl game. They're grown men you don't think I don't think they don't think about the bowl game?"

-- University of Illinois coach Ron Zook, after his team blew a late lead in a loss to the University of Minnesota 38-34, when asked about the 5-5 Fighting Illini's chance at gaining bowl eligibility (YouTube)

AFTER SHANE FALCO AND WILLIE BEAMEN DECLINED WORKOUTS ST. PIERRE BECAME THE LOGICAL ALTERNATIVE

"John Fox came in to me on Wednesday and said, 'Vinny Testaverde came in and did this three years ago. And I said, 'Well, Vinny has a little better resume than I do.'"

-- Newly anointed Panthers starting quarterback Brian St. Pierre on coach John Fox's confidence in him. St. Pierre, the Week 11 starter against the Baltimore Ravens, has thrown five career NFL passes and was a stay-at-home dad as recently as last week (ESPN)

"I know how to get after his a--."

-- Ravens linebacker Terrell Suggs when asked what he knows about St. Pierre (WNST)

THE BILLS WERE SEEN CELEBRATING AT A LOCAL PIZZA HUT AFTER THE WIN

"Holy cow, we won a game!"

-- Bills right guard Eric Wood after the previously winless Bills defeated the Lions, 14-12 (Battle Creek Enquirer)

SORRY TWITTER, I DON'T NEED TO DISCOVER WHAT'S NEW IN TERRELL OWENS' WORLD

"How do u justify a 78 million dollar contract w/this type of performance?"

-- Bengals wide receiver Terrell Owens on Twitter during the Eagles-Redskins game on Monday night when Redskins quarterback and recent contract extension recipient Donovan McNabb was struggling. He first claimed his brother sent the tweet, then that it was not a swipe at McNabb. (Twitter)

C.C. HASN'T BEEN THIS FLABBERGASTED OVER LISTS SINCE LOST ENDED

"I mean, I really don't give a [bleep] about it. It is what it is, man. [Bleep] that list. Whoever said it, you can tell them I said [bleep] their list and [bleep] them, too."

"They're going to put who they want on that list. There's a bunch of guys out there that's so-called supposed to be the man, but they're sorry as shit but they ain't going to put them on that list because that's probably one of their guys when they were coming out. To the guy that got that list, he can kiss my ass. Quote that."

-- Lions cornerback C.C. Brown's thoughts on checking in at number 90 on Jeff Pearlman's ranking on Deadspin of the bottom 100 players ever
(Detroit Free Press)

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Posted by: Rory Hickey on 19 Nov 2010

21 comments, Last at 22 Nov 2010, 11:04am by Kevin from Philly

Comments

1
by asaltz :: Fri, 11/19/2010 - 12:18pm

Let's not all jump on T.O. He could've been talking about anyone's $78 million contract!

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by Joe T. :: Fri, 11/19/2010 - 1:02pm

TO's got 78 million reasons to run his mouth!

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by bubqr :: Fri, 11/19/2010 - 12:38pm

I liked the Sopranos' finale.

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by AnonymousYo (not verified) :: Fri, 11/19/2010 - 12:58pm

Me too.

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by Rich in Atlanta (not verified) :: Fri, 11/19/2010 - 7:20pm

.

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by Jerry :: Fri, 11/19/2010 - 11:25pm

+1.

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by Michael LaRocca (not verified) :: Fri, 11/19/2010 - 12:38pm

All my favorite quotes come from Mike Tanier.

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by MJK :: Fri, 11/19/2010 - 1:18pm

Do you suppose DeSean Jackson's quote was...intentional?

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by chemical burn :: Fri, 11/19/2010 - 3:17pm

It's certainly a quote that makes you say "How the hell did that happen?" Additionally, there are a bunch of people who don't find dog fighting objectionable, but awesome... and they sometimes forget to tow the mainstream line on it. I have a (almost entirely unfounded) suspicion that Jackson might not even really believe that what Vick did is bad...

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by billsfan :: Fri, 11/19/2010 - 3:20pm

Toe. (my turn to be the Cliche Malapropism Nazi)

(I also like the Eagles)

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by chemical burn :: Fri, 11/19/2010 - 3:32pm

Hah. Yup.

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by Will Allen :: Fri, 11/19/2010 - 4:15pm

Maybe it is just on Jackson's mind because Vick has suggested a Die Hard, jumper cables, and dropped trousers, as a training technique to counter dropped passes or poor route running.

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by chemical burn :: Fri, 11/19/2010 - 4:50pm

If it's supposed to be helping with poor route running, it's not working. Unless he's doing it to Maclin.

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by Harris :: Fri, 11/19/2010 - 10:15pm

If you can catch 88-yard TD passes while running bad routes, then you don't need to run good routes.

Hail Hydra!

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by chemical burn :: Fri, 11/19/2010 - 10:54pm

I wholly agree. That doesn't make him a good route-runner, though. The guy is great. He is also sloppy with his routes. They are independent.

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by billsfan :: Fri, 11/19/2010 - 1:18pm

As bad as that Deadspin list was, at least they found a place for Hole in Zone

(I also like the Eagles)

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by young curmudgeon :: Fri, 11/19/2010 - 1:23pm

As a Steelers' fan, I have no love for Terrell Suggs, but his quotation is great. Not as memorable as the Joe Louis "He can run, but he can't hide" remark about Billy Conn, but still pretty good.

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by loneweasel (not verified) :: Fri, 11/19/2010 - 2:04pm

More similar is

“I don't know anything about Angola, but I know they're in trouble.”

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by young curmudgeon :: Fri, 11/19/2010 - 4:50pm

Had to look up the source and context, but, yes, it is a good match...and another good remark, too. Thanks.

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by spenczar :: Fri, 11/19/2010 - 4:14pm

I love "yadunthinkidunthinktheydunthink aboutha bowl game?"

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by Kevin from Philly :: Mon, 11/22/2010 - 11:04am

Wonder why they didn't include the Arizona player who tweeted (about Vick): He played so good, dogs were cheering him.