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20 Jan 2017

The Week In Quotes: January 20, 2017

by Rob Eves

ONE ANGRY CHEERLEADER

"We spotted those a-holes a day and a half."

-- Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin, addressing his team in a postgame locker room speech after their 18-16 victory over the Kansas City Chiefs, as filmed and posted online by wide receiver Antonio Brown. The "a-holes" he's referring to are the New England Patriots, who get an extra day's rest for the AFC Championship Game after playing on Saturday while the Steelers played Sunday. (Rich Hill, Pats Pulpit)

@therealBILL$BELICHEK$

"As you know I'm not on SnapFace and all those… I'm not too worried what they put on InstantChat."

-- Patriots head coach Bill Belichick, claiming not to have seen Brown's video. (Ryan Hannable, WEEI)

"I don't know, why don't you go ask Dallas and Kansas City."

-- Belichick again, responding to questions about the boost his team can expect to receive in front of their home fans. (Raul Martinez, NBC Boston)

SOME PEOPLE HATE BOTH OF THOSE COLORS

"That's how that team is run. I personally don't think that would be something that would happen in our locker room, but hey whatever. Some people like red and some people like blue… whatever."

-- Patriots wide receiver Julian Edelman, providing his take on the situation. (WEEI)

DON'T FORGET SPECIAL TEAMS!

"Obviously, defense wins championships, but you have to score points."

-- New Denver Broncos head coach Vance Joseph, clarifying an old adage in his introductory press conference. (Denver Post)

I THINK THEY ALREADY DID

"I got traded for Dion Lewis back in 2013… someone needs to be fired for that. He (sic) a beast!"

-- Former Philadelphia Eagles linebacker Emmanuel Acho, who was traded for from the Cleveland Browns in exchange for now Patriots running back Dion Lewis, pointing out how bad that trade looks in retrospect. (Philadelphia Enquirer)

"I traded you for Dion and got fired. Go figure! Hope you are well."

-- Former Eagles and Browns executive Joe Banner, owning up to his mistake and accepting the consequences. (Joe Banner, Twitter)

SOMETHING ABOUT BEGGARS AND CHOOSERS

"I wanna win"

-- Cincinnati Bengals cornerback and impending free agent Dre Kirkpatrick, responding to pleas from fans to join the Los Angeles Rams. (Dre Kirkpatrick, Twitter)

THROWS THREE TOUCHDOWNS A GAME AGAINST THE RAMS?

"Tom Brady has the easiest route (to the Super Bowl)… put his ass in our division and see what he does!!! #salty!!"

-- Seattle Seahawks safety Earl Thomas, ranting about New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady's easy route to the Super Bowl in the weak AFC East. (Earl Thomas, Twitter)

…WITH THE BRONCOS?

"I really believe that Tony Romo will play in a Super Bowl… Now try that one on. I know that if he's healthy enough, he'll be in a Super Bowl. I strongly believe that."

-- Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones, backing his former starting quarterback Tony Romo to eventually make it to the big game. (Star Telegram)

NOT THE ONLY THING GETTING PUMPED

"When you have a crowd like ours, for sure it's an edge… I asked people, and they said 'That's the loudest I've ever heard the Dome.'… That pumped me up beyond belief to hear that was as loud as they've ever heard it. I said, 'All right, if that is as loud as it can get there is only one challenge out there, then.'… Can we turn it up again?"

-- Atlanta Falcons head coach Dan Quinn, calling for more noise for the last game at the Georgia Dome with the Falcons hosting the Green Bay Packers for the NFC championship on Sunday. (Atlanta Journal-Constitution)

PREACHING TO THE CONVERTED

"It doesn't take a genius to figure out that nobody wants to see two minutes of commercials, come back, kick the ball and then go to a minute-and-a-half of commercials… I've thought that was absurd since I was 20 years old."

-- Baltimore Ravens owner Steve Bisciotti, suggesting one possible reason for the NFL's TV ratings decline this season. (Baltimore Ravens)

ME FOR THE NEXT FOUR YEARS

"Folks I am pumped. I can't tell you how excited I am to be the head coach of the San Diego, um, L.A. Chargers. Oops."

-- New San Diego Los Angeles Chargers head coach Anthony Lynn, getting names mixed up again. (Fox Sports)

NATIONAL TREASURE

"Stick all your asses together so one hand grenade can kill everybody… This is a great time to be in the SEC, everybody's got the same offense: run right, run left, play action."

-- Washington State Cougars head coach Mike Leach, describing the collective offensive philosophies of the SEC. (SEC Country)

IT WAS A ROUGH YEAR FOR ALL OF US, JOHNNY

"Haven't been this happy in a long time man. I appreciate all the people in my life who reached out during the truly rough patches in '16… No lie.. I was a douche in 2016 I'm just trying to be a good PERSON again#LostInTheSauce"

-- Former Cleveland Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel, admitting that he was a douche last year. (ESPN


GIFS, PICS & TWEETS:

CALM DOWN GRANDDAD

Wait for it..!!!!!

A video posted by Robert Alford (@robertalford) on

-- Atlanta Falcons owner Arthur Blank, celebrating with his team after their divisional round win over the Seattle Seahawks.

HOW DARE YOU SPEAK THAT WAY ABOUT THE DODGERS' LOGO

-- A San Diego Chargers fan makes fun of the team's (now dropped) new logo in the wake of their recently announced move to Los Angeles. (via MMQB)

MORE AFC WEST SADNESS

-- Kansas City Chiefs fans, abandoning their tailgating gear after their divisional round loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers.

BEST FANS IN THE NFL

-- The Philadelphia News, getting their sports reporting priorities straight. (Reddit)

*CREEPYFACE*

-- Green Bay Packers linebacker Nick Perry, showing off the cast on his injured arm after scoring a sack on Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott.

NEVER TELL ME THE ODDS!

-- Sunday's forthcoming issue of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, building up to the Steelers-Patriots AFC Championship Game. (Michael Sanserino, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.)

'DOON' IS SCOTTISH FOR 'DOWN' FYI

-- Former Seattle Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch, randomly appearing in the town of Paisley, Scotland this week.

Posted by: Rob Eves on 20 Jan 2017

2 comments, Last at 21 Jan 2017, 5:18am by Bright Blue Shorts

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by saneiac :: Fri, 01/20/2017 - 11:17pm

This might not be the exact words, but during the pre-game for Packers/Cowboys:

"I played in a lot of fun games against #4. Well, they were fun for me. I won most of them. I'm not sure how Brett felt about them." - Troy Aikman, further endearing himself to all the Green Bay Packer fans that feel Aikman's commentary is biased against their team

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by Bright Blue Shorts :: Sat, 01/21/2017 - 5:18am

Seems likeMarshawn Lynch forget the simple fact the we drive on the left in the UK.

Andrew Potter - you didn't invite him over for a pint did you?