Monday Morning QB (cont.)
Posted: Monday October 1, 2007 7:52AM; Updated: Wednesday October 3, 2007 2:16PM
Quote of the Week I
"Everybody was saying, 'It looked like a video game out there for you. Sacks come in bunches. It was just one of those nights tonight.''
-- Giants defensive end Osi Umenyiora, who had a club-record six sacks in New York's 16-3 dismantling of the Eagles on Sunday night.
Quote of the Week II
"I didn't have anything in my contract about the ability to control trades, which is why I'm riding this bus right now.''
-- Former Atlanta coach Jerry Glanville, Brett Favre's first coach in the NFL and now the coach at Portland State. Glanville was interviewed by cell phone Friday, as he rode with his team to a Saturday game at Eastern Washington University in Cheney, Wash.
However, Glanville didn't protest the 1992 trade of Favre very much at the time, according to former Atlanta GM Ken Herock, who told me Sunday: "Jerry kept telling me what a problem Brett was. When the season ended, he made it clear that Brett would be nothing more than a third-team quarterback for us. He told me, 'If you can get a first-round pick for him, you're a genius.' ''
You make the call.
Quote of the Week III
"I'm excited for myself, selfishly. This one truly means a lot. There's only so many really great wins in your life, and this is certainly one of them.''
-- Arizona coach Ken Whisenhunt, via cell phone Sunday night, after his Cards beat the Pittsburgh Steelers 21-14. Whisenhunt is the former Steelers offensive coordinator, of course, who didn't get the Pittsburgh head job last winter that went to Mike Tomlin.
Quote of the Week IV
"The pizza man knows when he comes to my address, he's coming for free. But I am real polite and I say, 'Thank you, sir.'''
-- Detroit receiver Roy Williams, a millionaire many times over, on WDFN radio in Detroit.
Chicago Signal-Calling Quotes of the Week
"Rex is our quarterback.''
-- Chicago coach Lovie Smith, last Monday.
"Brian is our quarterback.''
-- Smith, on Wednesday.
"We stink right now.''
-- Brian Urlacher, after the Lions scored 34 points in the fourth quarter on Sunday to beat the Bears 37-27.