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10 Feb 2017

The Week In Quotes: February 10, 2017

by Rob Eves

MUST BE FUN AT PARTIES

"We are five weeks behind the rest of the NFL for the 2017 season."

-- New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick, already looking ahead to next year in the immediate aftermath of the Patriots' Super Bowl LI win. (ESPN)

SHANAHAN GETS TO BE THE BAD KIND OF GOAT

"He's the GOAT, king of the petting zoo."

-- New England Patriots defensive end Chris Long, praising quarterback Tom Brady after his fifth Super Bowl win. (Mike Reiss, ESPN)

"It took me nine years, it took (Howie) 13, so that's kinda sad."

-- Long, teasing his father, former Oakland and Los Angeles Raiders defensive end Howie Long, about the length of time it took him to win a Super Bowl. Howie actually won a Super Bowl in the third of his 13 NFL seasons. (Fox Sports, YouTube)

SOMEBODY PLEASE THINK OF THE CHILDREN

"Kiss this f-cking trophy, man, f-cking kiss it!"

-- Former Patriots linebacker Willie McGinest, carrying the Lombardi trophy through a crowd of Patriots players on its way to the postgame awards podium following Super Bowl LI. (ESPN)

GISELE BÜNDCHEN, SAVIOR OF THE AFC EAST

"If it was up to my wife she'd have me retire today, she told me that last night… I said 'too bad babe.'"

-- Brady, not planning on retiring for his supermodel wife's sake any time soon. (SiriusXM)

AND WE WILL NEVER BE ALLOWED TO FORGET IT

"Actually, 32 teams passed on me, three times."

-- Dallas Cowboys quarterback and offensive rookie of the year Dak Prescott, clarifying questions about having been passed on by 31 teams. (David Helman, DallasCowboys.com)

DRUNK ON SUCCESS

"Damn I just realized ppl are really mad that I got a ring. I thought everyone would be happy for me. Oh well. I'm a champion!!"

-- Patriots wide receiver Michael Floyd, who signed with the team late in the season after being released by the Arizona Cardinals following a DUI arrest, celebrating his Super Bowl victory. (Michael Floyd, Twitter)

UNDERSTATEMENT OF THE DECADE

"I think everybody is disappointed, for sure."

-- Atlanta Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan, summing up the Falcons' improbable overtime loss. (ESPN)

SKIP TO THE FOURTH QUARTER

"I'll probably watch it 10 times a day. I'll probably watch it over and over and over again just to see to what went wrong and when it went wrong and why it went wrong."

-- Falcons safety Ricardo Allen, contemplating an extremely painful loss. (ESPN)

A MULTIMILLIONAIRE RAT

"I especially enjoyed how over-eager Roger (Goodell) was to smile at all the Patriots and give them a big handshake, but then as soon as he gave them the trophy he scurried off the stage like a rat. It was awesome."

-- Cleveland Browns tackle Joe Thomas, enjoying the reaction of the league's much-maligned commissioner to having to hand the Super Bowl LI trophy to his least favorite franchise. (NBC Sports)

YOUR REACTION SAYS OTHERWISE

"(Hall Of Fame) is a total joke. Honestly, doesn't mean anything to me to get in beyond this point."

-- Former NFL wide receiver Terrell Owens, reacting to being snubbed for Hall of Fame honors once again. (Terrell Owens, Twitter)

SO… JUST DON'T GET CAUGHT

"They only test us two times a year for illegal drugs… the guys that are getting caught aren't using common sense."

-- Arizona Cardinals wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald, implicitly admitting that marijuana usage might be widespread across the NFL. (NFL.com)

ONE OR TWO PERHAPS

"Have you ever been in a game where you start to think, 'it's not our day'?"

-- BBC NFL pundit Mike Carlson, interviewing Miami Dolphins running back Jay Ajayi in studio during the BBC broadcast of Super Bowl LI.

*nods silently*

-- Ajayi, in reply. (BBC)

LUCKY TO REMEMBER EITHER ALSO

"My off season happy hours remind me a lot of me running the ball. It starts off amazing but ultimately just ends with me having a headache."

-- Seattle Seahawks punter Jon Ryan, comparing his offseason drinking to the time he ran for a first down on a fake punt against the Los Angeles Rams back in Week 14. (Jon Ryan, Twitter)


WEEK IN GIFS, PICS & TWEETS:

IT'S 2017 AND HERE'S A VIDEO OF A WOMAN VIDEOING HERSELF

-- Supermodel and wife of New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady Gisele Bündchen, celebrating the Patriots' game-winning touchdown to end Super Bowl LI.

FAILED AT MOST, STILL WON

-- The Patriots' locker room game plan from Super Bowl LI, imploring the team to "start fast" and "win turnover battle." (USA Today)

THIS OFFSEASON'S MUST-HAVE LOOK

-- Patriots defensive coordinator Matt Patricia, making a fashion statement as the team landed back in Boston.

NO FLAG?!

-- Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski, celebrating during the team's celebratory parade in Boston.

Posted by: Rob Eves on 10 Feb 2017

5 comments, Last at 15 Feb 2017, 10:02pm by dryheat

Comments

1
by Raiderfan :: Fri, 02/10/2017 - 6:26pm

I would have preferred Gronk do the dance and Ms Brady open the
beer topless.

4
by justanothersteve :: Tue, 02/14/2017 - 12:02am

True. But it could have been Matt Patricia topless and Gisele opening her beer with her teeth and Gronk posting a selfie.

5
by dryheat :: Wed, 02/15/2017 - 10:02pm

Thanks to the internet, pictures of Gronk dancing and Mrs. Brady topless are readily available.

2
by FireSnake :: Sat, 02/11/2017 - 1:33pm

Does anyone have a link to a higher resolution version of the image? Thx

EDIT: Found it myself.

EDIT 2: Would be cool if some guys who know would take a look at the high res version of this pic and make an article about what the meaning is behind the terms used there. Thx!

3
by dbostedo :: Sat, 02/11/2017 - 2:32pm

What's the link? Some quick googling just showed me the same res image.