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27 Dec 2013

The Week In Quotes: December 27, 2013

compiled by Rory Hickey

TERRELLE PRYOR'S NEXT CONTRACT WILL HAVE LANGUAGE THAT SAYS HE CAN ONLY PLAY AGAINST THE 2013 CHARGERS DEFENSE

"I think they're putting him in hopes that he fails. That's what I think coach is doing. I think they're putting him in hopes that he has a bad game, so he can then justify the Matt McGloin situation. I think that's what's going on, I do and it's ridiculous."

"You have to understand the coach is putting him in, he doesn't want him to look good. And you can write that. He doesn't want him to look good because, if he looks good this week, it makes the past five weeks look like a bad decision. [Allen] doesn't want him to look good, he wants him to look bad. That is what is going on." -- Oakland Raiders quarterback Terrelle Pryor’s agent Jerome Stanley, claiming that head coach Dennis Allen is starting Pryor on Sunday in hopes of him looking bad (CSN Bay Area)

THE REAL HOUSEWIVES WILL BE PART OF THE PRO BOWL

"That's the stupidest thing I've ever heard. This isn't the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills. This is football." -- Oakland Raiders head coach Dennis Allen, responding to the comments of Terrelle Pryor’s agent, Jerome Stanley (Twitter)

YES, BECAUSE WHEN THE COWBOYS PAY SOMEONE A LOT OF MONEY, YOU KNOW HE'S GOOD

"We paid a lot of money several years ago for just this very circumstance. Should we be in a situation where a game or a possible intermittent time when Tony couldn’t play, we get the very best we can, and that’s why we signed Kyle Orton for over $10 million a few years ago, just for this very occasion. Kyle has a very strong arm, he’s very experienced. If required, he’ll be able to step in and do as good under the circumstances as you could expect." -- Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones, on his great move of signing Kyle Orton (Star-Telegram)

GRIGSON, KEIM ... THE GM WHISPERER

"If he doesn’t get executive of the year, something’s wrong. People want to talk about coach of the year, sh*t, I just coach the team. He deserves to be executive of the year because what he did in his first year was phenomenal." -- Arizona Cardinals head coach Bruce Arians, campaigning for general manger Steve Keim to win executive of the year (AZCardinals.com)

BOYS BEING BOYS

"Of course you shouldn’t throw a punch in a football game, but if you’re playing outside the rules, sometimes you got to be a man sometimes. But I learned my lesson and just can’t do it again." -- Buffalo Bills wide receiver Robert Woods, on being ejected from Sunday’s game for throwing a punch (Pro Football Talk)

TEACH ERIC BERRY TO PLAY WIDE RECEIVER?

"We gotta look in the mirror and we gotta decide what kind of team we want to be moving forward. Yeah, OK. You dominate Oakland. Yeah, you dominate [Washington]. But what are we going to do when we face other powerhouses?" -- Kansas City Chiefs cornerback Dunta Robinson, after the Chiefs lost to the Indianapolis Colts (Kansas City Star)

(JOE WINS THE LOTTO, JUST LOOKS AT THE TICKET)

"It's a lot of money, man. Since I've been 18 years old, I've always played the lottery when it gets up to a couple $100 million. It's just for fun." -- Baltimore Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco on playing the Mega Millions lottery

"Not tell anybody." -- Flacco, on what he would do if he won the $600-plus million (Eye on Football)

DON'T HIT 70 -- YOU'LL BE DISQUALIFIED FROM THE BASEBALL HALL OF FAME

"If I pulled out the 8-degree driver – on a day when I'm feeling real fresh – I could probably hit one from 70 yards. I hit one from 70 yards in pregame in Detroit [last] Monday night." -- Baltimore Ravens kicker Justin Tucker, claiming he could hit a 70-yard field goal in a game (USA Today)

IT'S GOOD TO HAVE DREAMS

"I want to play four more years." -- Cleveland Browns running back Willis McGahee, 32, saying that he wants to play another four years (Cleveland.com)

NO, IT'D MAKE A BETTER STORY IF YOU SAID YOUR EYES WERE BURNING WITH RAGE

"I'll be a little teary-eyed after I walk off the field, maybe. I won't say definitely, but maybe. It makes a better story if I say teary-eyed." -- New York Giants defensive end Justin Tuck, on not knowing if Sunday will be his last game as a Giant (ESPN New York)

FROM WHY TO ROY

"After I didn't play after that first game, I was about another snap away of not playing from quitting." -- San Diego Chargers wide receiver Keenan Allen, revealing that he almost quit the team after Week 1 (U-T San Diego)

ME HAVE ACCOUNTABILITY? THAT'S UNPOSSIBLE

"No way. I don’t feel like it’s all my fault. It’s a team effort." -- Tennessee Titans running back Chris Johnson, when asked if he would take a pay cut to stay with the Titans (The Tennessean)

GOOD PLAN, LET'S GET RID OF ALL THOSE HELMET-TO-HELMET HIT RULES

"The NFL has to do something to stop receivers in the open field from getting blindsided and hit in the knees. Look what happened to Rob Gronkowski. He’s not the only one. You don’t want your stars, you don’t want anyone, to be taken out like that." -- Atlanta Falcons tight end Tony Gonzalez, wanting receivers to be protected against low hits (The MMQB)

SAID THE MAN WITH NO STAKE IN THIS CLAIM WHATSOEVER

"I’m in favor of total preparation for the players for the season. And I think that’s been changed significantly and, I would say, not necessarily for the better when you look at the injury numbers." -- New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick, blaming increased injuries on practice limits (Pro Football Talk)

PARTY BOAT, BLUE 39, 400 POUNDS, HIKE

"They were getting [a jump]. I feel like they were getting a rhythm with our cadence. Me being around, I knew some things that we can do to help counter that. So I definitely brought that to my offensive line coach." -- Miami Dolphins left tackle Bryant McKinnie, saying that the Bills knew Miami’s snap count in the Dolphins’ 19-0 loss (ESPN)

HE DIDN’T SAY HOW MANY YEARS IT WOULD TAKE

"If I had to go out here and feed my family by getting back on that football field, I could still put up 15 or 16 touchdowns. I can still play the game." -- Retired wide reciever Randy Moss, saying he could still catch at least 15 touchdowns if he had to (Fox Sports)

Posted by: Rory Hickey on 27 Dec 2013

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