by Cale Clinton
BLIMEY! MENTAL, INNIT?
"Is that right? So if somebody asks me, like, how's my father, it means they wanna get their s**t woke up? Okay, learn something new everyday."
-- Oakland Raiders running back Marshawn Lynch got introduced to some British slang. Lynch performed well guessing what each phrase referred to, but got thrown for a loop when asked the definition of "how's your father?" (Jasmine Watkins via Twitter)
CRY ME A BIG BLUE RIVER
"I didn't feel sorry for any of them. I hope they're all crying. I hope they're all slobbering. I hope their girlfriends broke up with them."
-- Kentucky Wildcats linebacker Kash Daniels has no sympathy to offer when asked if he feels sorry for Mississippi State's left tackles. (Tyler Thompson, Kentucky Sports Radio via Twitter)
UHH, YOU SURE ABOUT THAT?
"I need to sit in the pocket and let them hit me more. Simple as that."
-- Dallas Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott says that with the new rushing the passer rules, he needs to stay in the pocket more. Dallas' next game is against Detroit, whose defense ranks first in passing yards allowed and is tied for fourth in sacks. (Jon Machota, Dallas News via Twitter)
'YOU CAN BORROW MY HOMEWORK, JUST CHANGE THE WORDS AROUND A BIT'
"I have no shame."
-- Cleveland Browns offensive coordinator Todd Haley clearly doesn't care about copying others, as this was his response when asked if he borrowed a Browns two-point conversion play from the Philadelphia Eagles. (Nate Ulrich, Ohio.com via Twitter)
AND THE ACADEMY AWARD GOES TO…
"Let's not turn this into the NBA flop fest. Because now the quarterbacks are making a mockery of it to the officials and the league. Now, you're insulting the officials and the league if you do that."
-- Baltimore Ravens defensive coordinator Don Martindale worries that the new roughing the passer calls will force quarterbacks to go the way of soccer flops and NBA fake fouls. (NFL.com)
SUPER BOWLS AREN'T WON IN SEPTEMBER
"Nothing. Zero. I don't look at records right now. It's too early. Nobody cares. I mean, at the end of the day, nobody will give a [expletive] unless you win the last one. You've got to focus on one week, and that's what we need to do."
-- Miami Dolphins head coach Adam Gase hasn't factored in teams' starts this early as his 3-0 squad takes on the 1-2 New England Patriots this weekend. (NFL.com)
YOU DON'T SAY
"Losing sucks, so you can never take anything good away from a loss."
-- Houston Texans defensive end J.J. Watt states the obvious when lamenting on his team's 0-3 start. However, like his injury progress, he hopes his team continues to trend upward as they move forward. (HoustonTexans.com)
NFL SUNDAYS ARE FOR THE BOYS
"There's no fair weather about it. You're either for the boys or you're not. Get on the train or get off."
-- Tennessee Titans linebacker Will Compton introduces the world to the team's newly adopted "For the Boys" mantra, a spin on the popular college tagline, "Saturdays are for the boys." (Jim Wyatt, Titans Online via Twitter)
THIS WEEK IN SOCIAL MEDIA
SOME NASTY MOVEMENT ON THAT FLAG THROW
Matt Patricia vs. Justin Verlander, Arm Action. pic.twitter.com/ukRPOjf0T8
— Rob Friedman (@PitchingNinja) September 24, 2018
-- Detroit Lions head coach Matt Patricia had his throwing mechanics broken down by Rob Friedman, a self-described "Pitching Ninja." After some analysis, Patricia was compared to Houston Astros ace Justin Verlander.
… BUT YOU PLAYED LIKE YOUR MINDS WERE IN WISCONSIN
— Minnesota Vikings (@Vikings) September 22, 2018
-- The Buffalo Bills might need some help with their geography, as their graphic places the Minnesota Vikings' helmet in Wisconsin. While Minnesota won the Twitter beef, they took the L on Sunday after losing 27-6. Minnesota was a 17-point favorite going into the game.
OH HOW THE TABLES HAVE TURNED
— Thad Brown (@thadbrown7) September 23, 2018
-- Buffalo Bills cornerback Tre'Davious White uses Minnesota Vikings quarterback Kirk Cousins' famous postgame quote against him after Buffalo's big upset on Sunday.