The Week in Quotes: October 15, 2021


“Under no circumstances. We attempt to rating each single time we contact the soccer. That is the way it has been my complete profession right here, and that was the precedent that was set earlier than I even began right here.”

“That is form of how I’ve my mindset going into each single recreation is that, once we get a chance to go on the market and have success and achieve success, we’ve to capitalize on that. It has nothing to do with no matter is occurring on the opposite facet of the ball. It is simply our job as an offense on this workforce.”

—Kansas Metropolis Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes refutes the concept his excessive variety of interceptions has something to do with the Chiefs’ defensive battle or offensive stress to attain each drive. (ESPN)


“He is not fairly snug with that but. I do know which may sound foolish, however when you’ve by no means executed it, it is one thing that we have to hold [working on] in order that we are able to make that decision in that scenario.”

—Jacksonville Jaguars head coach City Meyer on his determination to not run a quarterback sneak with Trevor Lawrence after going for it twice on fourth-and-inches on the objective line.

“No. I really feel snug. Clearly I have not run it in a recreation, however I really feel snug … No, QB sneak is one thing we are able to all the time get to and I really feel snug with.”

—Lawrence, 6-foot-6, on the concept of working quarterback sneaks. (Dan Wetzel, Yahoo Sports via Twitter)


“I feel there’s just a few issues that we completely want to scrub up simply from an operation standpoint. You possibly can’t put all of that on Mason. I assumed there’s some areas that we’ve to ensure we get corrected, and we are going to.”

—Inexperienced Bay Packers head coach Matt LaFleur refuses to assign blame to Mason Crosby after the kicker missed three potential game-winning area targets within the Packers’ 25-22 additional time win towards the Cincinnati Bengals on Sunday. Crosby ultimately made his fourth game-winning try to shut it out. (ESPN)


“I felt like I simply began getting my stride again. I did not wish to get on the cart as a result of the final time I used to be on the cart, I used to be out for the season.”

—New York Giants working again Saquon Barkley on sustaining a low-ankle sprain throughout a Week 5 loss to the Dallas Cowboys. (


“The primary two days once I bought dwelling, I virtually hung it up, I can not even lie. I did not inform no one however the individuals near me, I used to be near hanging it up.”

“I talked to Andrew (Luck), that is in all probability the mistaken factor to do. Nah, however me and him went out a pair instances and he came visiting to my home, we talked. He simply wished me to be good with it, get again wholesome, do not rush it, take your time and earlier than you get again, be sure to speak to me. Aside from that, he was huge supportive.”

“As soon as I bought over these two to a few days, I began feeling higher, I began feeling (like) I may sleep. And simply coming again in right here, that first week I got here again right here and simply seeing these guys, I knew it was a much bigger image than simply me, coping with what I used to be coping with. Simply seeing these guys, bringing that smile to their face and uplifting them and simply coming again, being again to observe, you possibly can simply see them this week once they discovered, all people simply went loopy.”

—Indianapolis Colts vast receiver T.Y. Hilton revealed he contemplated retirement after receiving neck surgical procedure earlier than the beginning of the season. (Zak Keefer, The Athletic via Twitter)


“I imply, all people’s speaking about these fourth downs we’re going for. It has been aggressive, however not reckless. However loads of that’s the belief between [head coach Brandon Staley], the coaches, and the gamers. Trusting the offense that we are able to convert on these, after which trusting the protection if we do not convert as a result of we’re not gonna convert 80 p.c of fourth downs all through the course of the yr. That simply is not gonna occur.”

—Los Angeles Chargers basic supervisor Tom Telesco on the workforce’s continued effort to go for it on fourth down. Los Angeles is 7-for-8 on fourth down this yr, the third-highest conversion price within the NFL.

“In all these fourth-down conditions, all of them had a lifetime of their very own. That must be expressed. Simply since you make one, does not imply you might be enjoying with home cash and usually tend to go along with it. You deal with every as its personal, however we’ve executed an excellent job of assessing danger.”

—Chargers head coach Brandon Staley on assessing when the workforce goes for fourth down. (


“I hope these guys are effectively, I do not know what their standing is. No one desires to see anyone get damage. However I feel in all probability [the booing] is a response to, there have been a few guys that have been down for the depend after which have been again a play or two later. Our followers aren’t silly. They’re watching, they know what is going on on.

“I have been right here 23 years and I feel that is solely the second time we have seen that form of stuff happening.”

—Iowa Hawkeyes head coach Kirk Ferentz feedback on Iowa followers booing as Penn State gamers went down with accidents throughout Iowa’s 23-20 win over Penn State. Penn State quarterback Sean Clifford didn’t return to the sport, whereas defensive deal with PJ Mustipher suffered a season-ending harm. (ESPN)

“How does this technique make sense towards a huddle workforce? Individuals use this technique to sluggish individuals down. Unfold offenses, tempo offenses. They huddle. In order that technique didn’t make sense on this scenario. In our six years of enjoying them, six years straight—4-2 with our file—has that ever proven up? Has anybody seen that? In my eight years as a head coach, has anybody seen that? Has that proven up at Penn State? My 12 years as a head coach, has that proven up? It has not proven up. Plus, our protection is enjoying lights-out. Our protection is enjoying nice. We turned the ball over to begin the sport contained in the 5-yard-line, held ’em to a area objective. So once more, return and examine it.”

“Put your self within the footwear of a mum or dad. Your son is down on the sector for an harm and the stadium is booing him. … Your son is down on the sector with an harm—and I simply advised you PJ Mustipher is finished for the yr—and we’re booing. Is that good for faculty soccer?”

—Penn State head coach James Franklin delivered a pre-written response after observe this week relating to Ferentz’s feedback. (ESPN)


“I flip a 30-yarder right into a 10-yarder higher than anyone.”

—Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady on his working capacity. Brady went into Thursday Night time Soccer averaging profession highs in dashing yards per try (4.0) and yards per recreation (7.2). (NFL by way of Instagram)


“Whenever you’re on a roll like this, you begin interested by a Tremendous Bowl. That is simply the fact of it. You begin to need it increasingly the nearer you get, and also you begin to fear concerning the little issues extra.”

—Dallas Cowboys vast receiver Amari Cooper already has Tremendous Bowl aspirations following the workforce’s 4-1 begin to the season. (Related Press)


“Earlier than I’m going again there, I say, ‘I do not care about my life,’ each time. Each time earlier than the ball’s kicked, I say that.”

“It is one thing you’ve gotten or you do not have. Like I have been doing punt return my entire life. I have not seen many guys simply randomly begin and proceed it. It takes a particular sort of particular person to search for within the air whereas all the opposite individuals need to rip your head off.”

—Indianapolis Colts working again Nyheim Hines on the form of particular person wanted to return punts within the NFL. (My Sports Update via Twitter)


“I bought to thank all 20 of my quarterbacks. I should purchase all these guys one thing like a pleasant watch.”

“In all seriousness, that is an important accomplishment. Actually, I simply I simply exit and play ball. I simply wish to win and be dependable for my workforce. I actually attempt to not look into that stuff; simply exit and work and hold my head down. Draft day, I did not assume I used to be gonna be a first-round man, so we have been making ready to hire out the restaurant (for the celebration) for 3 days.”

—Arizona Cardinals vast receiver DeAndre Hopkins’ preliminary ideas after discovering out he grew to become the NFL’s all-time chief in receptions earlier than age 30. (Sports activities Illustrated)



—Texas A&M’s walk-off area objective to beat Alabama wasn’t “known as” within the conventional sense, simply amplified by 30 seconds of silence.


—Work-life stability at its best.


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