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11 Sep 2015

The Week In Quotes: September 11, 2015

by Rory Hickey

COULDN'T THE HEADSETS HAVE NOT WORKED WHEN THE STEELERS COVERED THE SPREAD WITH 2 SECONDS LEFT?

"That's always the case."

"Here?"

"Yes. I said what I said."

-- Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin, when asked about the Steelers' headsets going out during the first half of their game against the Patriots. (Twitter)

DeMARCO IS THE REAL McCOY

"I think Murray's good. But I don't see him as competition as far as the best backs. I like my game a lot. At some point you've got to move on with your life and career. I never worry about what someone else says about me, good, bad, and ugly. I can only control what I can control, and I can't control what someone else says about me."

-- Philadelphia Eagles running back DeMarco Murray, on past comments made by ex-Eagles running back and new Buffalo Bill LeSean McCoy. McCoy said that the Eagles signing Murray was a "panic move." (CSN Philly)

I DETEST HANKY-PANKY

"Everybody does their things a little differently, but at the end of the day, it's handled between the lines. And if they man up and they beat you straight up, they beat you straight up. You can say they knew your plays or they watched this or they watched that, but a lot of times if you watch film good enough, you find good indicators. You find things. So if you're studying the game the right way, you go out there understanding what plays are coming, and you know when the plays are coming. But can you execute? Can 11 guys stop the other 11 from executing their play? You can say you stole scripts or whatever it is, but they still have to win the game. They still have to intercept the ball. They still have to execute. Eleven guys have to execute at the same time. And that's what they did, so give them credit. If there's hanky-panky going on, they've gotten away with it. Like they say, if you didn't get caught, then it wasn't cheating."

-- Seattle Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman, offering his opinion on the latest report on Deflategate/Spygate. (Eye on Football)

PATS HATERS: AT THAT AGE TOM BRADY WAS AN IMPRESSIONABLE YOUNG MAN

"Lot of calling going on down there. The backup quarterback, the coach, they have three or four guys giving a signal. Because usually when you play a team in your division, they also have films of the game, but they've also videotaped your signal callers."

-- NFL Hall of Fame coach and announcer John Madden, alluding to the fact that the two teams were attempting to steal signals from each other's signals during a broadcast of a Cowboys-Redskins game in 1992. (Eye on Football)

I KNEW I FORGOT TO TAKE THE JOKERS OUT OF THIS DECK

"The race card. There are a lot of players out there that believe that -- white players specifically, at the quarterback position -- are treated differently."

-- New York Jets wide receiver and Inside the NFL panelist Brandon Marshall, saying that some NFL players think there's a double standard based on skin color when it comes to the way the league gives out discipline. (NJ.com)

NEVER LOOK TO THE RIGHT OR THE LEFT. EVER.

"He's been great. He's always been classy. I don't feel a distraction in the building. The distraction is if I turn on the TV, answer my phone, get on Twitter. As long as I'm in the building working hard and ignoring the noise even if there is something on the outside being said I don't feel it. We're playing in Washington, D.C., and for the Redskins and in the NFL, there's always going to be something going on there and it's so important to look forward and not look right or left."

-- Washington Redskins quarterback Kirk Cousins, talking about backup former franchise quarterback Robert Griffin III and how Griffin has not been a distraction. (ESPN)

TIME FOR THE CONFUSEDCAT OFFENSE

"It doesn't matter. The only thing that matters is everybody getting ready to play and when their number is called upon, be ready to go out there and be their best."

-- Dallas Cowboys head coach Jason Garrett, claiming that it does not matter who starts at running back for the Cowboys on Sunday. The carries will be split between Joseph Randle,Lance Dunbar, Darren McFadden, and Christine Michael. (NFL Nation)

*STEP ONE TO BEING IN THE NFL SUBSTANCE ABUSE PROGRAM*

"Red wine is the key. Get it in your veins, baby. Keeps you strong."

-- Minnesota Vikings cornerback Terence Newman, the oldest cornerback in the league at 37 years old, revealing the secret to his longevity. (Pioneer Press)

WHAT IF SOMEONE LEFT A DECOY GAME PLAN?

"I heard some of the things that were in the report and I could sit here and honestly say I was never handed a game plan from another team that we found in the other team's locker room. We were never shown tape from any teams practicing. Instead of three Super Bowls, we would have had five. You give us the answers to the test then no team would have come close to beating us, especially games that we won in the Super Bowls by three points or less, tight football games. Now, if a team is stupid enough to leave their shot sheets or [game plans] in the locker room or leave their plays on the grease board -- which I'm sure all teams know this goes on -- then that's their fault."

-- Former New England Patriots linebacker Willie McGinest, saying that if recent reports that came to light about the Patriots were true, they would have won five Super Bowls instead of three. (WEEI)

I'D PUT MOSS DOWN FOR A SMOOTH 50

"He could step on the field today, this Sunday, and I bet you he could probably go for a hundred yards. He was running with us [in workouts during the summer]. It's not like he was just out there coaching. He was actually running the conditioning, running the routes, and he still looked smooth."

-- New Orleans Saints wide receiver Brandin Cooks, saying that legendary wide receiver Randy Moss could still probably go for over a hundred yards receiving in a game, even now. (The Jim Rome Show)

YOU MEAN FROM AMERICAN DAD?

"WHERE IS ROGER?"

-- New England Patriots fans, trolling notably absent NFL commissioner Roger Goodell during the fourth quarter of the Patriots' season-opening victory over the Steelers. (Eye on Football)

RON THINKS COREY COULD LEARN FROM PHILLY

"I'm going to call him Philly. Philly catches the ball. Corey is a nice young man."

-- Carolina Panthers head coach Ron Rivera, discussing wide receiver Corey Brown, who during the offseason legally changed his name from Philly Brown back to his actual real name of Corey Brown. Rivera is not accepting the name change. (Eye on Football)

Posted by: Rory Hickey on 11 Sep 2015

3 comments, Last at 12 Sep 2015, 1:21pm by Kevin from Philly

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by Alternator :: Sat, 09/12/2015 - 1:58am

It brought warmth to my shriveled, blackened heart to hear the fans chanting their mockery at The RogFather in the opener, but if that's still going on halfway through the season it will be painful.

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by Bright Blue Shorts :: Sat, 09/12/2015 - 12:22pm

Is the Demarco Murray quote and assignment correct? OR is he talking in the 3rd person?

The link for it came up as Invalid URL as well.

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by Kevin from Philly :: Sat, 09/12/2015 - 1:21pm

That's a Shady McCoy quote.