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19 Jan 2018

The Week In Quotes: January 19, 2018

by Cale Clinton

PLAIN AND SIMPLE

"Damn that sh*t felt good."

-- Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Stefon Diggs gave his immediate reaction following his walk-off miracle touchdown on Sunday against the New Orleans Saints. (Adam Schefter, Twitter)

JALEN RAMSEY: A GIFT FROM GOD TO THE NFL

"I ain't got too much to say, but y'all make sure y'all bring that same energy out here next week and the week after. We goin' to the Super Bowl, AND we gon' win that b*tch. We gon' win that b*tch."

-- Jacksonville Jaguars cornerback Jalen Ramsey gave a brief yet emphatic speech to the crowd at EverBank Field that greeted the team upon their arrival home from Pittsburgh. (USA Today)

"When the good Lord made that guy, he said 'Let there be corner.' And there he is."

-- New England Patriots wide receiver and special teams ace Matthew Slater giving high praise to Ramsey when asked about him in press conferences. (Mike Reiss, Twitter)

     

KAMARA FROM THE TOP ROPE

"Imagine you laughed while eating air heads on the sideline on your way to the NFC Championship then BOOM [Stefon Diggs] crushes ya dreams [Alvin Kamara]"

-- A Twitter user tagged New Orleans Saints running back Alvin Kamara in this tweet mocking his sideline antics of eating an Air Head while screaming "Ha ha" into the camera minutes prior to Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Stefon Diggs' miracle walk-off touchdown on Sunday.

"Imagine your soundcloud link bein in your bio for 7 years then BOOM, nobody clicks It"

-- Kamara's response. For research purposes, I did listen to some of the aspiring Soundcloud rapper's work. The songs are … not good. (Alvin Kamara, Twitter)

'ADAPTATION OR EXTINCTION' WAS THE ORIGINAL 'BEND DON'T BREAK'

"Adapt or die. The dinosaurs didn't figure it out and they're extinct."

-- Chicago Bears special teams coordinator Chris Tabor's response when asked about coaching strategy. (J.J. Stankevitz, Twitter)

IF BELICHICK RECEIVED THIS INSIDER INFO, THE PATRIOTS WOULD BE STRIPPED TWO FIRST-ROUND PICKS AT MINIMUM

"'Want to beat the Patriots? Here's how: Advice from your #1 fans at Bolles 1st Grade.' That's the one thing I want to say about this week that's kinda throwing me off. I find it hard to believe how so many people have an opinion on how to beat the New England Patriots and no one has really done that."

-- Jacksonville Jaguars head coach Doug Marrone received some good tips on how to win this weekend from the first grade class at Bolles Elementary. The Jaguars are 1-10 all-time against New England and 0-7 in Foxborough. (ESPN)

SPORTRAC NARCING ON LeSEAN

"LeSean McCoy's $8.9M cap hit w/ the Bills in 2018 is $2M more than any other running back currently under contract."

-- Cap-centric sports site Sportrac posted this blurb as a preview to their rankings of cap hits for running backs in 2018.

"Come on let me keep my lil coins sir"

-- Buffalo Bills running back LeSean McCoy quote replied with this plea to keep the info secret. (LeSean McCoy, Twitter)

REALLY DOESN'T LEAVE MUCH TO THE IMAGINATION, HUH?

"If I were representing the team I would enter the room and bring a large jar of Vaseline and I'd say to Jimmy's agent, 'I'm a nice guy, I really want to do the right thing, please be gentle with me.'"

-- Former CEO and President of the San Francisco 49ers Carmen Policy made it pretty clear that soon-to-be free agent quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo holds all the cards when it comes to offseason contract negotiations. (New York Daily News)

'WABBIT SEASON!' 'FOOTBALL SEASON!' 'WABBIT SEASON!' 'FOOTBALL SEASON!'

" See that's the thing y'all don't know is that I don't even watch sports. I'm a cartoon guy. Ask me something about Cartoon Network, Adult Swim, like that, Family Guy, American Dad, stuff like that, I'm a cartoon guy."

-- New England Patriots linebacker James Harrison said he wouldn't be watching his former team the Pittsburgh Steelers play (and eventually lose to) the Jacksonville Jaguars this past Sunday, since he would be watching cartoons.

"So while the Steelers and Jaguars are playing you'll be watching Bugs Bunny?"

     

-- A reporter, clearly confused by the concept of a football player who doesn't like watching football, asked this follow-up question.

"No, no, no, no, no. Like Family Guy, American Dad, stuff like that. Well I'll do some Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, all that if it's on. You know, Boomerang? I'm just being honest, you know. I'm a cartoon guy."

-- Harrison's response. (Sports Illustrated)

'I FEAR YOU ARE UNDERESTIMATING THE SNEAKINESS, SIR'

"I truly have never said I don't want to run it. … He laughs at me."

-- Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger is frustrated with the absence of a quarterback sneak of any kind in the Steelers' playbook. Roethlisberger added that the Steelers have not run a quarterback sneak in-game in several years, and he does not have permission to check to it at the line of scrimmage. Big Ben went as far to say that head coach Mike Tomlin laughs at him when Roethlisberger asks about it. The Steelers were faced with several fourth-and-short scenarios during their 45-42 loss to Jacksonville on Sunday. Roethlisberger is 6-foot-5. (Aditi Kinkhabwala, Twitter)

JAGUARS DOMINATING BOTH ON THE FIELD AND ONLINE

"We can play them in hell, we can play them in Haiti. We can play them in New England. We're gonna win."

-- As mentioned in last week's TWIQ, Pittsburgh Steelers defensive back Mike Mitchell looked past the Jaguars to a potential rematch with the New England Patriots in the AFC Championship Game.

"You can play them on Madden all offseason."

-- The Jacksonville Jaguars, not taking kindly to Mitchell's remarks, responded with this gem. (Jaguars, Twitter)

THIS WEEK IN SOCIAL MEDIA

SIX OF THESE WILL BE EATEN BY BEN'S FRIEND, AND HE'LL DROP THE LAST ONE ON THE FLOOR

-- Cinotti's Bakery in Jacksonville is sending Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger a gift: seven turnovers, one for each turnover forced by the Jacksonville defense in the two games they played against Big Ben.

FIRST James Harrison, NOW SNOOP? (NSFW)

-- Hip-hop legend and die-hard Steelers fan Snoop Dogg reaches out to Patriots owner Robert Kraft in hopes to headline the Patriots' Super Bowl after-party.

2018 IS WEIRD AND I DON'T LIKE IT

-- New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski is now the face of Tide's most self-explanatory campaign of all time: Don't eat laundry detergent pods. The trend has recently become popular on the internet due to Tide Pods just looking so darn delicious.

*INSERT DMX BARKS HERE*

-- Philadelphia Eagles players Lane Johnson and Chris Long donned dog masks after beating the Falcons in the divisional round. The Eagles were the first No. 1 seed to ever be underdogs in the playoffs; Philadelphia also opened as three-point "dogs" to Minnesota this weekend.

GOD HEARD YOU PRAYING FOR A MIRACLE, AND IT'S TIME FOR HIM TO COLLECT

-- Minneapolis church Our Lady of Lourdes knows just how many Vikings fans were praying to the Big Man Upstairs before that Stefon Diggs catch. Hope mass is extra crowded this week.

SPORTS ARE JUST SO AWESOME

—I could've just written "Skol!" 20 times and quoted it, but the video's way more powerful.

Posted by: Vincent Verhei on 19 Jan 2018

1 comment, Last at 20 Jan 2018, 3:59am by The Ninjalectual

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by The Ninjalectual :: Sat, 01/20/2018 - 3:59am

Is "quote reply" a typo? It sounds like a real thing but I don't have any idea what McCoy might have been quoting.

And Tomlin...laughs...when his QB approaches him to discuss ideas for better playcalling. That actually explains a lot about the Steelers.