by Cale Clinton
"She told me to stay on the ground. I gave her a heart attack on that jump. So it'll probably be my last time jumping."
"It's a weird experience because [when] you go home to your mom and dad, you're still the little one, so you still got chores and things like that."
-- Denver Broncos running back Phillip Lindsay has been a surprise star for his team, but still comes home to mom and dad at the end of the day. (NFL via Instagram)
THE PRODIGAL COACH
"Left Cleveland, goes down to Cincinnati … Somebody that was in our locker room asking for us to play for him and then goes to a different team we play twice a year."
-- Cleveland Browns quarterback Baker Mayfield wasn't very welcoming of Cincinnati Bengals offensive coordinator Hue Jackson after their first meeting since Jackson's departure from Cleveland. (SportsCenter via Twitter)
UP CLOSE AND PERSONAL
"I'm a grown man. I don't need no one's ass and dick and balls in my face."
-- New England Patriots running back/wide receiver Cordarrelle Patterson when asked why he was caught by CBS broadcast cameras grabbing someone's junk during last Sunday's game against the New York Jets (Conor Orr, Sports Illustrated via Twitter)
COMPUTERS CAN'T REPLACE THE REAL THING
Hell yes, hell yes! On Madden, I used to play with him, and I'd say, 'Who is this sidearm guy?' Then they drafted me, and I got out there on the practice field, and it was amazing what he was able to do. It's fun playing with him, bro."
-- Los Angeles Chargers rookie safety Derwin James admitted that before he worked with quarterback Philip Rivers, his only exposure to him was through Madden. James admitted that Rivers was much better in person. (Michael Silver, Sports Illustrated via Twitter)
NOT MUCH OF A RIVALRY
"We know what type of offense we're playing. They do the same thing year in and year out. This is five years in a row now. So it makes it really easy to game plan when an offense does the same thing every year. Obvsiously, now with the (snow) conditions, and they can only do one thing -- that handcuffs you a little bit, so it was definitely to our advantage. And we took advantage of it."
-- University of Washington co-defensive coordinator Jimmy Lake after shutting down Washington State's Mike Leach and his air raid offense for a fifth straight season.
"It does surprise me. But knowing what I read about the head football coach here, he does things a little bit differently. So hopefully he remains here for a long time. That would be awesome."
-- Lake if he's surprised Washington State hasn't made any adjustments in five years. (Adam Jude, Seattle Times via Twitter)
THE FALL OF A LEGION
"You just expect that once you've done so much for a franchise that they wouldn't cut you when you're hurt."
-- San Francisco 49ers cornerback Richard Sherman lays bare about the current state of his relationship with his former team, the Seattle Seahawks. Sherman added the Seahawks didn't cut many people during his tenure with the team. (David Lombardi, The Athletic SF via Twitter)
"I don't really have a relationship with Russell. We were teammates in a special time for the franchise."
HOW FAR WE'VE FALLEN
"A whistle, we're in the Super Bowl. And that's my position, OK? So tell me everyone out there what they're going to do in that circumstance about your football team?"
-- Jacksonville Jaguars executive Tom Coughlin reacts candidly to the Jaguars' recent struggles. (Phillip Heilman, Florida Times-Union via Twitter)
THIS WEEK IN SOCIAL MEDIA
WHAT IS A GREAT ROAST?
— NFL Update (@MySportsUpdate) November 27, 2018
-- The Detroit Lions are the victim of a low blow answer on Jeopardy! concerning the team's lack of championships.
BEHIND THE LENS
-- The Group Photo celebration has swept across the NFL in recent weeks. Who's the real originator?
CATCHING FOOTBALLS IS A GENETIC TRAIT
-- Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown visits his cousin, Oklahoma wide receiver Marquise Lee, during the Oklahoma-West Virginia game.