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03 Feb 2012

The Week In Quotes: February 3, 2012

compiled by Rivers McCown

LET HE WHO IS NOT IN THE PROCESS OF PILFERING SOME OTHER CONFERENCE'S TEAMS CAST THE FIRST STONE

"Missouri made a very selfish decision. It's been very disruptive. Missouri gave us notice in November [of 2011] and it's pretty difficult to move forward then." -- Big 12 commissioner Chuck Neinas, on the difficulty of releasing a schedule (Big East Coast Bias)

AKIU, WHAT IS CHEF IRELAND MAKING?

"He doesn’t know what he’s doing in my opinion. He’s real disrespectful, he doesn’t know how to deal with people and the whole Dez Bryant (situation) kind of showed to the world what he’s about, but guys in the building know what he’s really about." -- Former Dolphins linebacker Channing Crowder, on Dolphins GM Jeff Ireland (NFL.com)

"You’ve got some guys in the draft, but there’s not too many guys out there just walking the streets. Matt is available. We’ve talked. I reached out to him. I get it from Ray Lewis. Around this time of year, players talk to players." -- Dolphins receiver Brandon Marshall, on the availability of Matt Flynn (NFL.com)

MAYBE COLLECT THEIR BUSINESS CARD TOO

"I went through it from high school to college and I’ll go through it again, and if someone says I’m too short, smile at ’em and maybe remember the name." -- Boise State quarterback Kellen Moore, on his poor measureables (Idaho Statesman)

THIS IS REAL, THIS IS ELEMENTARY DEAR, ELEMENTARY WATSON

"My plan is to go out there and be just as nasty as any player or any nasty person in this world. Just go out there and be one of the nastiest, most ferocious people you've ever seen in your life." -- Giants running back Brandon Jacobs, on his plan for the Super Bowl (Shutdown Corner)

MULTI-BALL! MULTI-BALL! BLERN! BLEEEEERNNNN!

"He's talented. His confidence on the field is impressive. He wants the football. We're going to have to talk to our conference about seeing if we can use more footballs because he's going to want the football every play." -- Houston coach Tony Levine, on pilfered Notre Dame recruit Deontay Greenberry (FOX Sports Houston)

WELL HE CAN LEAVE ME HELPLESS AS A CHILD

"I don’t know what it is that he does, but it’s something that he’s doing that really gets under my skin. Because I’m not that type of guy, you know what I mean? He’s probably the only person I’ve ever fought on a football field." -- Giants defensive lineman Osi Umenyiora, on his fights with Matt Light (CSN New England)

"Yeah, Matt Light. Please get well soon. I hope to see you on Sunday. You are one of my greatest friends." -- Umenyiora at media day. (Shutdown Corner)

ONCE AGAIN, WAFFLE FRIES ARE THE DECIDER

"Um, kinda the environment, and like, you know, and plus they had no Chik-Fil-A on campus." -- Auburn recruit Cassanova McKinzy, on selecting Auburn over Clemson (TigerNet)

WHEN TOLD OF THIS INTERVIEW, BLAINE GABBERT FLEW BACKWARDS FOR A SEVEN-YARD LOSS

"I should have an offline conversation with you, OK? I’m going to absolutely talk your ear off. Some of the stuff might not be politically correct, but I share your sentiment. I think, when is the next time Jacksonville is going to have an athlete like Tim Tebow?" -- Jaguars owner Shahid Khan, on if he would have potentially selected Tim Tebow in the draft. (Pro Football Talk)

SO OUR THREE QUARTERBACKS BATTLING FOR THE JOB THIS YEAR WILL BE BUSTY ST. CLAIRE, HOOTIE MCBOOB, AND CHESTY LARUE

"There was a gentleman from Indiana that thought about coming to the Bayou State. He did not necessarily have the chest and the ability to lead a program, so you know." -- LSU coach Les Miles, referencing Notre Dame signee Gunner Kiel (Dr. Saturday)

THE NATIVES AGGRESSIVENESS INDEX GOES DOWN AS YOURS GOES UP

"I never had too much hospitality here until I went for it on fourth-and-2. Since then I’ve been greeted in a lot more friendly manner than I was in the past." -- Patriots coach Bill Belichick, on the hospitality of Indianapolis (Pro Football Talk)

IF YOU TAKE ME OUT ON ONE MORE DATE YOU CAN SEE MY ILLEGAL BENEFITS

"He was kind of like the girlfriend that’s just like, ‘This is just a phase you’re going through, you really don’t want to break up with me,’" -- No. 1 overall recruit Dorian Green-Beckham's mother, on Lane Kiffin (FOX Sports)

I ALWAYS KNEW DEEP DOWN THAT ME AND TOM BRADY WERE ALIKE IN A SMALL, MEANINGLESS, WAY

"“Last year, I was rehabbing my foot in Costa Rica watching the game on an illegal Super Bowl website and now I’m actually playing in the game, so it’s pretty cool." -- Patriots quarterback Tom Brady, on his journey to the Super Bowl (Pro Football Talk)

UNLESS OF COURSE MY SON HURTS HIS FINGERS WHILE PICKING COTTON, IN WHICH CASE THE FLAMETHROWER COMES OUT

"I don't feel uncomfortable at all in Lubbock ... I've owned ranch land, I get it. I understand the culture of West Texas." -- Texas Senate "candidate" and former ESPN announcer Craig James, on his perception of how Lubbock feels about him (Awful Announcing)

THE WORST PART OF GOING TO THE PRO BOWL IS ... HAVING TO WATCH THE PRO BOWL

"I'll be honest with you. I was a little bit disappointed. I felt like some of the guys on the NFC side embarrassed themselves." -- Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers, on the Pro Bowl (ESPN NFC North)

THIS SHOULD SPAWN FIVE MORE COMMENTS IN THE SACKSEER THREAD

"All players are risks when you draft them. It's not science. Sometimes, they can play at a high level in college for four years, and it can look like a duck, quack like a duck, walk like a duck. Then you get them out on Sunday in the National Football League, and it's not a duck, even though it looked just like a duck when you scouted it." -- Giants GM Jerry Reese, on Jason Pierre-Paul (Philadelphia Enquirer)

PATRIOTS FANS CAN TAKE SOLACE IN THE FACT THAT EDELMAN IS NOT DUANE STARKS

"I hope he’s out there when we play them. I don’t want to sound like that, but you know what I mean. To our advantage, I hope he’s out there." -- Giants wide receiver Mario Manningham, on Julian Edelman, cornerback (Boston Herald)

STOP OBJECTIFYING THE LOMBARDI TROPHY

"Being here, man, it's like watching porn. There's nothing bad about it at all." -- Patriots reciever Chad Ochocinco on the Super Bowl (Twitter)

WHEN YOU COME TO THE FRANCHISE QUARTERBACK IN THE ROAD, TAKE IT

"It’s like déjà vu like in 1998, starting off with a new general manager, a new head coach and a new quarterback," -- New Colts offensive coordinator Bruce Arians, strongly hinting at the possiblity of some turnover at the quarterback position (Colts.com)

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Posted by: Rivers McCown on 03 Feb 2012

23 comments, Last at 07 Feb 2012, 1:46pm by Steve in WI

Comments

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by Harris :: Fri, 02/03/2012 - 1:51pm

/ reads Jerry Reese quote
// looks at Brandon Graham
/// hangs self

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by Bright Blue Shorts :: Fri, 02/03/2012 - 3:40pm

That Jerry Reese quote took me back to the days when Terrell Owens was providing material for TWIQ

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by Independent George :: Fri, 02/03/2012 - 7:19pm

I suppose the fact that I had to look up who Brandon Graham was kind of reinforces the point, eh?

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by commissionerleaf :: Fri, 02/03/2012 - 2:18pm

What, no Eli Manning Peyton-used-to-play-for-the-Colts?

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by Rivers McCown :: Sun, 02/05/2012 - 12:16am

Figured I'd use the Arians quote since the Giants got plenty of quotespace.

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by Dean :: Fri, 02/03/2012 - 2:22pm

The interesting part about the Clemson situation is that they actually have a Chic Fil A on camups, but the kid couldn't figure that out.

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by tuluse :: Fri, 02/03/2012 - 2:31pm

That Brady quote is awesome. Assuming he was actually poking fun at the media and their lover for "zero-to-hero" stories.

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by Aaron Brooks Go... :: Fri, 02/03/2012 - 3:00pm

"Last year, I was rehabbing my foot in Costa Rica watching the game on an illegal Super Bowl website"

White people problems.

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by Dean :: Fri, 02/03/2012 - 4:20pm

And that's not racist how?

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by Aaron Brooks Go... :: Sat, 02/04/2012 - 2:45pm
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by Eddo :: Mon, 02/06/2012 - 12:21pm

Except the more common version - and more applicable/funny in this case - is "first world problems".

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by Drunkmonkey :: Fri, 02/03/2012 - 3:36pm

Two Futurama lead-ins!!! What did we do to get this present?

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by dbostedo :: Fri, 02/03/2012 - 8:28pm

The multi-ball one I got... what's the other one?

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by Kevin from Philly :: Mon, 02/06/2012 - 9:01am

3ACV22 - The 30% Iron Chef

Hiroki-san: "Akiu, what's Elzar making?"
Akiu: "Well, Hiroki-san. When I asked him he asked what business it was of mine and conjectured that my mother was a prostitute."

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by Will Allen :: Fri, 02/03/2012 - 4:39pm

College recruiting is a vast ocean of integrity.

I swear, if I had an 18 year old under my roof that was highly sought after for his football skills, I'd be hesitant to allow most of these bunko artists into my home, and if I did, I'd check the silver before they left. If I was recruiter, I think I'd want to shower immediately after meeting some of these parents and recruits.

I guess they all deserve each other.

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by Anon (not verified) :: Sat, 02/04/2012 - 5:44pm

I am officially rooting for Chad Johnson to not receive a super bowl ring.

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by The Hypno-Toad :: Sun, 02/05/2012 - 3:49pm

I haven't seen a video or heard it in context... Was Aaron Rodgers joking during his pro bowl quote? Because if he's actually calling players out publicly for their performance in the least-meaningful game of any sport, that kind of bothers me.

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by Intropy :: Mon, 02/06/2012 - 2:08am

I actually like that he called people out for phoning it in as long as he's not excluding himself from the comment.

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by Tofino :: Mon, 02/06/2012 - 3:40am

He didn't seem to be joking. I think he wanted to take it more seriously than others did. It was like a pro wrestler who hadn't been smartened up yet.

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by The Hypno-Toad :: Mon, 02/06/2012 - 7:40pm

There it is. I love Aaron Rodgers to a probably unhealthy degree, but if his position is that people should try hard in the goddamned Pro Bowl, then I may have to rethink my position on him a little.
The only good thing to come out of the Pro Bowl this year was Goodell threatening to take it away. Is it really a threat when someone says that if you don't change your behavior, they'll stop subjecting you to something terrible?

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by Steve in WI :: Tue, 02/07/2012 - 1:46pm

I don't know how I feel about Rodgers calling players out, and I also don't know what he was specifically referring to, but I was a little bothered by how the NFC was very content to let the clock run out in the 4th quarter of the Pro Bowl. Yes, I know it's a meaningless game - but isn't that *more* reason to throw some Hail Marys or run trick plays and take a shot at coming back? Running the ball with a few minutes left to play just felt so lame.

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by Tofino :: Mon, 02/06/2012 - 3:34am

Can someone please explain "Blern!" as the minute I saw "multi-ball" I went into pinball reverie and I'm now recalling all the old great multiball rounds from early 90s pins by Lawlor, Ritchie, et al.

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by Tofino :: Mon, 02/06/2012 - 3:38am

I should note that I laughed heartily at "Hootie McBoob" as an indication of the state of mind I'm in.

I see from the above that it's a Futurama reference, so if that's all there is to it, great, I missed a reference from a show I don't like. (I know, turn in my Internet Card, but I can't tolerate that or the Simpsons even though they have a few completely awesome bits in every episode, because I find the rest to be crap.)