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10 Sep 2010

This Week In Quotes: September 10, 2010

compiled by Rory Hickey

REX AND DARRELLE: A MODERN DAY ROMEO AND JULIET

"It was like a boyfriend and girlfriend but the parents won't let you get together. That was kind of how I felt. He wanted to play, I wanted him to play, but for some reason it wasn't happening."

-- Jets coach Rex Ryan on the contract negotiations between the Jets and Darrelle Revis (The Star-Ledger)

WOW, RAY LEWIS HASN'T KILLED IT THIS MUCH SINCE ... OH, BAD ANALOGY

"Revis puts his pants on one leg at a time. He's not a machine. He's a simple man, and he has to deal with everything we're willing to bring to the table as well. Hopefully, he's ready to play. Hopefully, his 35-day layoff didn't hurt him. But we don't need no hope. Y'all can keep your hope because we've got enough hope over here. We're packing our bags, and we're not packing our bags to come play water polo. We're packing our bags to come play football."

-- Ravens linebacker Ray Lewis on the aura of Jets cornerback Darrelle Revis

"The game ain't played through tongues. The game is played when you buckle up your chin strap. So, all this pressure [Ryan] wants to put on his team, I hope they can cash the check that he writes."

-- Lewis on Jets coach Rex Ryan's boisterousness

"The only Terminator I know is Arnold Schwarzenegger."

-- Lewis on Jets' fullback John Conner being nicknamed "The Terminator" (ESPN New York)

PROBABLY A BIT TOO SOON FOR THE KATRINA EUPHEMISMS

"The Vikings need to go down there and hit that town like Katrina."

-- Former Bears defensive lineman Dan Hampton on Pro Football Weekly (via Pro Football Talk)

IF DIRT TRUMPED, WHAT HANDS YOU WOULD HOLD!

"We've had a few staph infections, so we did a clinic yesterday on proper shower technique and soap and using a rag. We put some new rags in -- y'all think I'm kidding, but I'm serious."

"We had, I told them, the worst shower discipline of any team I've ever been around. So we talked a little bit about application of soap to the rag and making sure you hit all your body. You know, you can neglect it trying to cut corners, and it shows in how you practice and elsewhere. I'm hoping we show some improvement in that."

-- University of Tennessee coach Derrick Dooley on what his reaction was to the team's shower techniques (Go Vols Xtra)

ANTONIO CROMARTIE KNOWS THE FEELING

"I'm so used to having so much space and I came out and felt a little bump on my butt, and I looked around and there are kids all over the ground. I felt bad."

-- Lions safety Louis Delmas (Michigan Live)

HE CERTAINLY IS AT LEAST IN HIS HAIR STYLE

"I am the best back in the league. He is not. I don't think it is close. I feel like I am above all the other running backs in the league. I feel like I am above him."

-- Titans running back Chris Johnson on whether or not he compares himself to Vikings running back Adrian Peterson (Titans Insider)

WHAT'S THE ANTITHESIS OF THE PLAYMAKER?

"I won't take Dallas until Dallas has whatever it needs to stop playing 10 vs. 11. And with Roy Williams on the field, they're playing 10 vs. 11. Now, if they put the young boy Dez Bryant in? You better believe I'll take Dallas."

-- Former Cowboys receiver Michael Irvin (Dallas Morning News)

THAT'S ESSENTIALLY WHAT CHRIS BOSH DID

"I actually called down to Miami and talked to D-Wade and LeBron to see if they needed any help down there."

-- Jets fullback Tony Richardson on what he did after learning he was cut by the Jets. Richardson was back with the team 48 hours later. (The Star-Ledger)

THE REAL REASON HE WAS CUT WAS BECAUSE PETE CARROLL GAVE UP ON TRYING TO SPELL HIS NAME

"This is my opinion: me not being there, I can promise you, had nothing to do with football. Not in my opinion. Nobody on that team beat me out. [If] they're honest with themselves, they know that. If you watch practice, it's obvious, but whatever reason, they did what they did. I'm not going to comment on it and get to throwing rocks because I just don't want to."

-- Ravens receiver T.J. Houshmandzadeh on his release from the Seahawks. Houshmanzadeh led the team with 79 catches and 911 yards last year. (Baltimore Sun)

SPACEBOOK WOULD BE AN APPEALING NAME FOR SOMETHING

"No, I don't do Twitter or MyFace or any of that stuff."

-- Patriots coach Bill Belichick when asked if he follows Bengals receiver Chad Ochocinco on Twitter (Bengals.com)

I DON'T THINK YOU SHOULD HAVE CHOSEN YOUR WORDS BETTER, BUT MAYBE YOU SHOULD HAVE

"You need a sense of urgency here, but take your time."

-- Announcer Chris Spielman during a two-minute drill that took place in the Miami (Ohio)-Florida game (Awful Announcing)

THOSE MIDWESTERN FOLKS CAN BE NASTY SOMETIMES

"I think the environment that we're going to play in Cedar Falls is going to be much more of a hostile environment than Memorial Stadium in Kansas. That was pretty docile. And the type of team that we're going to be playing is going to be a much more physical, aggressive football team than KU. And quite frankly I think we're going to be playing a better opponent. I know one school is in the Big 12 and the other one is in the Missouri Valley. I think that gives an indication on how we see Missouri Valley play and the respect we give Northern Iowa."

-- South Dakota State head coach Craig Bohl on the disparity between Kansas and Northern Iowa after South Dakota St. defeated Kansas 6-3 (The Sports Network)

IF Ndamukong Suh IS THE MEGA MILLIONS THEN WHAT DOES THAT MAKE C.C. Brown?

"Potential is always part of the consideration with players. I drive down the Southfield (Freeway), and I see that the Powerball is $20 million and the Mega Millions is $40 million. If I'm putting a dollar down, I'm going for the Mega Millions. You're going for the higher payoff."

-- Lions coach Jim Schwartz on the role that potential plays in player evaluation (Detroit Free-Press)

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Posted by: Rory Hickey on 10 Sep 2010

26 comments, Last at 10 Sep 2010, 9:10pm by tuluse

Comments

1
by TomC :: Fri, 09/10/2010 - 2:59pm

"PROBABLY A BIT TOO SOON FOR THE KATRINA EUPHEMISMS"

Ugh. It used to be that the writing was uniformly good on this site.

Oh, and Hampton is an idiot (and I say that as a lifelong Bears fan).

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by Will Allen :: Fri, 09/10/2010 - 3:18pm

Yeah, that does read like a Peter King column.

3
by Will Allen :: Fri, 09/10/2010 - 3:19pm

I swear, I'm only posting once....

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by nat :: Fri, 09/10/2010 - 3:34pm

You can say that again!
(Okay. It was better before you editted your duplicate comment.)

4
by RichC (not verified) :: Fri, 09/10/2010 - 3:22pm

Its not funny if it doesn't offend someone.

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by Mr Shush :: Fri, 09/10/2010 - 4:32pm

"Isn't it nice that they're doing so well again after that spot of nasty weather," remarked Hampton, as he sipped his Earl Grey. "I gather it was dashed inconvenient down there, for a time, especially for some of the less fortunate. I know I might perhaps be a little more considerate and discreet at times, but then I am a well-covered older gentleman and a Bear of less developed brain."

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by asaltz :: Fri, 09/10/2010 - 8:40pm

"Euphemism" should probably be analogy".

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by tuluse :: Fri, 09/10/2010 - 9:10pm

Or simile

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by Theo :: Fri, 09/10/2010 - 3:24pm

When the Terminator stole the clothes from the punker kid or from the biker, I bet he had to put on his pants one leg at a time too.

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by Anonymous1 (not verified) :: Fri, 09/10/2010 - 6:27pm

The Terminator (and Chuck Norris) both jump into their pants both legs at once.

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by Will Allen :: Fri, 09/10/2010 - 3:24pm

I generally think positively of the Lions' current management team, but if I were a Lions fan, I'd be concerned that my head coach draws an analogy between draft picks and hitting on a one in a couple hundred million shot.

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by Rusty G. (not verified) :: Fri, 09/10/2010 - 3:30pm

There's something to be said for self awareness, however!

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by zlionsfan :: Fri, 09/10/2010 - 6:27pm

Given that some of the more recent head coaches might not have been able to figure out how to purchase a lottery ticket, actually it's not really a concern right now. :)

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by Dean :: Fri, 09/10/2010 - 3:30pm

Sadly, a slow week for TWIQ. Where's Herm when you need him?

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by Marko :: Fri, 09/10/2010 - 7:17pm

I thought of Herm when I read the Derrick Dooley quote. He probably would have said "You shower to win the game!" Or maybe it would be "You play to win the shower!"

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by Eddo :: Fri, 09/10/2010 - 3:42pm

You missed a great Brandon Jacobs gem:

"You think I'm stupid, aren't you?"

(Source)

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by Will Allen :: Fri, 09/10/2010 - 3:43pm

That needs to go on a bumper sticker.

12
by Samson151 :: Fri, 09/10/2010 - 4:12pm

I thought Larry King retired. But looks like he's doing this column. When do the movie reviews start?

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by tomdrees :: Fri, 09/10/2010 - 4:38pm

I'm both confused and intrigued by Delmas's quote. What was the context?

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by masoch (not verified) :: Fri, 09/10/2010 - 6:09pm

You realize there's a source link after EVERY quote, right?

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by Led :: Fri, 09/10/2010 - 5:16pm

I'm using the Ray Lewis as a segue to comment on how bad the Old Spice commercial was last night. It's hard to believe the dude in that commercial is one of the best linebackers of all time and was once charged as an accessory to murder.

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by Led :: Fri, 09/10/2010 - 5:19pm

"REX AND DARRELLE: A MODERN DAY ROMEO AND JULIET"

I'll be the coach and you be the cornerback
It's a love story
Let's get a g**damned snack

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by The Human Spider :: Fri, 09/10/2010 - 5:49pm

Really? Nothing on Rex Ryan's snack rant? Really? F*ck this, I'm getting a got damn snack...

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by Mr Shush :: Fri, 09/10/2010 - 6:35pm

"IF Ndamukong Suh IS THE MEGA MILLIONS THEN WHAT DOES THAT MAKE C.C. Brown?"

A bottle tombola run by the Brewster sisters

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by Derrr (not verified) :: Fri, 09/10/2010 - 7:10pm

South Dakota State? At least get the state right, it was North Dakota State.

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by Marko :: Fri, 09/10/2010 - 7:30pm

"You need a sense of urgency here, but take your time."

This comment from Chris Spielman sounds like one of John Wooden's most famous sayings: "Be quick, but don't hurry."

"SPACEBOOK WOULD BE AN APPEALING NAME FOR SOMETHING"

I laughed because my father-in-law actually thinks Facebook is called "Spacebook." He'll say something like, "I don't know why she spends so much time on Spacebook." As a result, my wife and I often jokingly call it Spacebook.