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15 Dec 2017

The Week In Quotes: December 15, 2017

by Cale Clinton

WHEN THERE'S SOMETHING STRANGE IN YOUR URINE SAMPLE … WHO YOU GONNA CALL?

"I don't know. There's a lot of ghosts around here. Maybe a ghost put it in me. You know like the Ghost of Christmas Past? A ghost might have put it in me. I don't know."

-- New York Jets wide receiver Jeremy Kerley comes up with an unorthodox response when asked how a banned substance ended up in his urine sample. (New York Post)

THE FORCE IS STRONG WITH THIS ONE

"I already have my tickets. I'm not going to say where I'm going to go see it yet but me and my buddies, were going to get dressed up and ready to go. I'll be a full-on Jedi, Jedi Knight, Jedi Master."

-- San Francisco 49ers defensive lineman Solomon Thomas will be taking in some extra film this weekend as he plans to see The Last Jedi, the newest edition to the Star Wars franchise. (ESPN)

A NEW REGIME PROVIDES A NEW HOPE FOR CLEVELAND

"You know what? You've got to get (Hue Jackson) players. And you know what? I'll come straight out with it. The guys who were here before, that system, they didn't get real players."

-- New Cleveland Browns general manager John Dorsey makes his stance loud and clear that the previous front office didn't do a good enough job in giving the Cleveland Browns tools to succeed. (Really Big Show with Aaron Goldhammer, WKNR 850)

     

NEVER TELL ME THE ODDS

"I haven't really thought about it that much. Now, years from now, when I'm not playing anymore, it will be exciting to know that, yeah, I had the opportunity to experience that as opposed to, 'Yeah, I played in the NFL for a long time, but I never won.' I know I'll be very appreciative of that."

-- Jacksonville Jaguars linebacker Paul Posluszny, an 11-year veteran in the NFL, may make some personal history on Sunday. Pending a win over the Houston Texans, Posluszny will be a part of an NFL team with a winning record for the first time in his career. (ESPN)

AN EMOTIONAL FAREWELL

"It's been the best because of the guys. Not numbers, it's been the best because of the group of men in the locker room. I'm just proud to be a part of it and thankful they let me be a part of this team."

-- New York Jets quarterback Josh McCown fights back tears as he talks about his short tenure with the Jets. McCown suffered a broken hand during the Jets' 23-0 loss to the Denver Broncos and will miss the rest of the season. (Dov Kleiman, Twitter)

SOME CONFLICTING IDEAS BETWEEN COLLEAGUES

"I'm not going to let somebody disrespect me, throw a beer on me. Just because I'm playing football, I'm still a human being. I'm still a man."

-- Seattle Seahawks defensive end Quinton Jefferson had this to say following an altercation that arose Sunday during the Seahawks-Jaguars game. As Jefferson walked off the field after the game, a beverage was hurled at Jefferson from the stands. Jefferson proceeded to try and climb into the stands to seemingly go after whoever threw the drink. (USA Today)

"Saying 'I'm a man,' and 'I'm not going to let someone disrespect me' is the most childish and overplayed cliche in our society. What being a man really means is having the DISCIPLINE to look someone in the eye, control your emotions, and walk away."

-- Cleveland Browns center Joe Thomas' response to the USA Today article that featured this quote. (Joe Thomas, Twitter)

     

BETTER THAN ADMITTING YOU CHEER FOR THE BROWNS

"When I was over there -- and again, you don't know which day could be your last -- it was fun to follow, but I would have no access to information," he said. "I'd just hear the scores, and I'd sort of fantasize in my head how good [tight end Rob Gronkowski] was doing or how good [receiver Julian Edelman] was doing and how they were winning games. Now, it's crazy. I get to see Gronk after the games, and somehow he knows my name. He's like, 'Hey Al.' So I think football means a lot. I think it's really cool."

-- Pittsburgh Steelers offensive lineman Alejandro Villanueva admitting that he would cheer for the New England Patriots while serving overseas. Villanueva served three tours of Afghanistan with the 75th Ranger Regiment of the United States Army, earning a Bronze Star Medal with "V" device for rescuing wounded soldiers while under enemy fire. (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette)


THIS WEEK IN SOCIAL MEDIA

I FIND THE CLEVELAND BROWNS' LACK OF FAITH DISTURBING

-- Movie critic and miserable Cleveland Browns fan Jeff Lowe notes that the Browns have been especially awful since Star Wars returned to the big screen.

GETTING INTO THE SPIRIT OF THE SEASON

I find your lack of faith disturbing. @untouchablejay55

A post shared by Baltimore Ravens (@ravens) on

-- The Baltimore Ravens have unveiled their new weapon of unlimited power: linebacker Terrell Suggs.

THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS TO THAT TRASH CAN

-- Philadelphia Eagles center Jason Kelce takes out his frustration on a trash can after getting hurt in practice.

"Memorial service for the trash can will be held next Tuesday"

-- Eagles defensive end Chris Long chimed in on Twitter to let those who were concerned know about the trash can's arrangements. (Chris Long, Twitter)

BILL BELICHICK: KING OF WITTICISMS AND ONE-LINERS

-- New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick had a lot to say about his team's failed onside kick during the Patriots' 27-20 Monday Night Football defeat.

Posted by: Cale Clinton on 15 Dec 2017

3 comments, Last at 16 Dec 2017, 10:46pm by dbostedo

Comments

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by Bright Blue Shorts :: Sat, 12/16/2017 - 6:57am

Go Joe Thomas ... true role model quote

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by TimK :: Sat, 12/16/2017 - 9:13am

No shame In cheering on that particular Brown, for sure.

By the time you are playing professional sports in major league you are role-model whether you like it or not. Some people are just much better role-models than others. NFL not helping themselves by fairly derisory fines on the two players ejected and doing absolutely nothing about the ridiculous Michael Bennett action that started it all.

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by dbostedo :: Sat, 12/16/2017 - 10:46pm

Agreed........ but part of me did want to see him punch the guy that threw that at him - he'd deserve it. Just one punch.