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The Month in Quotes: February 2021

The Month in Quotes: February 2021 Vincent Verhei 05 Mar 2021, 10:44 am

Houston Texans DE J.J. Watt

THIS MONTH IN J.J. WATT

Twitter User: “You wanna mansion somewhere or nah? “

J.J. Watt: “I scroll through DoorDash for like an hour before I pick a diner somebody … You’re gonna have to give me a second to choose a new unit and city.”

–Former Houston Texans defensive objective J.J. Watt had the Internet whipped up into a frenzy during his first-ever stint in free agency. Watt, nonetheless, made his courting span slowly.( J.J. Watt via Twitter)

“Let’s finish what we started…”

–Arizona Cardinals wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins was part of the team-led effort to recruit his former Houston teammate to Arizona. This was the caption to a photo of Hopkins and Watt hugging in a photoshopped Cardinal attire.( DeAndre Hopkins via Instagram)

“If you come here’ I’ll be your personal cook! Monday and Wednesdays are free! “

–Arizona Cardinals defensive death Chandler Jones made a tantalizing offer to Watt in order to lure him to Arizona.( The Checkdown via Twitter)

“I don’t want to get into details, but as you are familiar with, if there’s an opportunity that clears gumption on both the football line-up and the business side, we will certainly take a swing. It’s certainly fun to see your actors get involved. Obviously, Hop’s a person that I’ve got a great deal of respect for and not just as a musician, but clearly the add-on of him has no doubt improved our recruiting game.”

–Arizona Cardinals general manager Steve Keim addressed the player-led recruitment of Watt to Arizona, toy flirtatiou regarding the possibility of any potential deal in the works.( AZCentral)

“I don’t own a bike. Stop.”

–Sleuthing and opinion bordering Watt’s potential arrival blot came to a principal on March 1, when various channels was pointed out that a Peloton account linked to Watt had changed its bio to “SB5 6… GB…CLE…BUF.” Watt propagated any notion that he does cardio; he followed up this excerpt by tweeting a photo of himself filching values in an Arizona Cardinal shirt. The berth was captioned “source: me.”( J.J. Watt via Twitter)

“The longer I looked at it, the more it only, mansions maintained moment back up now. There’s a lot of eliciting things about what’s happening down here in Arizona. I’ve always said you have to have a quarterback in this league to have a chance, and there’s a young, unusually talented quarterback here who can do large-scale things and is going from Year 2 to Year 3 and can take an even bigger prance to continue to grow and progress and be even better. Then you’ve went DeAndre Hopkins who’s one of very good wide receivers in the organization, I’m clearly very familiar with.

“You’ve got a defensive programme that’s led by Vance Joseph, who I was with my first three years down in Houston under Wade Philips. And Vance operates a similar scheme to Wade, which is a scheme I’m very familiar with and very comfortable with and excited to play in. You get chaps like Chandler Jones and Budda Baker and guys all over that justification that are really young and exciting guys ready to get after it and is prepared to fly around and represent some participates. I’m time very excited to be here and I’m likewise not going to lie to you, it doesn’t hurt when it’s 65 severities and pleasant outside when I woke up this morning. It’s pretty nice.”

–Watt’s tedious justification behind his motivation to sign with Arizona for two years and up to $31 million.( NFL.com)

“I’m now because I believe in you.”

–The text Watt reportedly sent to Cardinal quarterback Kyler Murray upon indicating with the team.( ProFootballTalk)

NEW TEAM, NEW NUMBER

“I spoke to him and he was just seeing how locked down I was to 11. And I told him that I was locked down, and he was like, ‘That’s cool, bro, ’cause I’m probably gonna substitution anyway.’ So it disappeared really well and he’s exactly a cool guy. He didn’t try to press me or anything like that. He asked me terribly respectfully.”

“I am No. 11, I don’t think there’s any transaction that is gonna be done.”

–Indianapolis Colts wide receiver Michael Pittman Jr. had some great initial conversations with newly acquired quarterback Carson Wentz. One difficult discourse the two were forced to have encircled the jersey amount 11, which Pittman currently wears and Wentz wore in Philadelphia.( TMZ)

SPORTS MEDIA HAS REACHED ITS LOGICAL CONCLUSION

“Almost 100%, Em and I merely witnessed a UFO drop straight out of the sky on our nature dwelling from dinner … we stopped and looked at each other and asked if either of us experienced it … Very bright ball of light-footed going directly down out of the sky towards Lake Travis. Anybody else witness this? “

–Cleveland Browns quarterback Baker Mayfield took to Twitter to report a possible close meeting with a UFO near Lake Travis, Texas.( Baker Mayfield via Twitter)

“Last night on Twitter, Baker Mayfield encountered a UFO … to that, I would say I would prefer, of all the qualities of a right quarterback–I want to know your arm, are you good pre-snap, are you mobile–the ability to see UFOs in the offseason is nowhere near my top 10 qualifications. Joe Montana, Troy Aikman, Terry Bradshaw, and Tom Brady have never seen foreigners. I would prefer my guys don’t talk about it. In fairness, Aaron Rodgers too admits he’s seen a UFO and he did win a Super Bowl.”

–Fox Sports’ Colin Cowherd, who has gone back and forth with Mayfield in the past, dedicated a adolescent segment to Mayfield’s UFO Tweet and how it is translated into on-field play.

“How do you know I’ve never seen immigrants Colin? “

–Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady rung in via Twitter, simultaneously piling onto Cowherd’s segment and including a touch of whodunit to the whole exchange.( Tom Brady via Twitter)

THE STRESS OF A JOB SEARCH

“It would be like if I told individual, ‘You are qualified for this job. And this is what the other beings at that job are impelling. But you can’t stir that.’ Nobody in America would even do that. You ensure beings depart from hassle to errand on an everyday basis in America. They get a job, they fill out another resume because , now, they have the experience. They start from firm to company to company, at the same time, increasing their payments. But for participates, when you get in that situation where you’re even up for a contract, it’s almost a lose-lose between the followers and–for a lot of participates , not just myself–even the organization and teammates. The narrative of the floor is so obscured up for no reason at all, when players exactly want what their value is.”

–Chicago Bears wide receiver Allen Robinson volcanoes his foilings over the current state of his impending free authority and the occasion he had been able to receive the right label.( Go Long with Tyler Dunne)

“We love Allen Robinson. He’s a great player for us. We want to keep our good players. And Allen is a good player for us.”

–Chicago Bears general manager Ryan Pace on prosecute Robinson in free organization. Pace reported that no “firm decision” had been constituted yet regarding the receiver, whether he be signed via dealership call, change label, or a long-term deal.( Chicago Sun-Times)

GIVING ‘COMEBACK PLAYER’ A WHOLE NEW MEANING

“They didn’t see it, didn’t want me there, didn’t want me to be a part of it, didn’t want me to be on the team, the roster of experts, didn’t want to give me an opportunity. Mind you, it was a whole brand-new government, they came in; I’m like the leftovers and I’m hurt and I’m this liability. Heck no, they didn’t want me there. At that stage, as you can imagine, everything I’d been through, I couldn’t have cared less about all that. Whether you like it or not, I’m giving this a go at this point.”

–Washington Football Team quarterback Alex Smith overcame incredible peculiars on his road of improvement to make it back to the NFL. His comeback, however, propelled a wrench into the team’s plans leading up to the season.( GQ)

CAMPBELL’S EXTRA CHUNKY

“I said this to Chris( Spielman) the other day, I was like, ‘I affection the fact we’re merely known as meatheads.’ I’m a meathead? I have limited mentality faculty? I like( that beings remember) that. I’m good with that, you know what I mean? I have zero question with it.”

–Detroit Lions intelligence instruct Dan Campbell has enjoyed the new persona parties have thrust upon him since his introductory press conference.( MLive)

SPEAKING FROM EXPERIENCE

“Extremely serious, he’s extremely serious. At the end of the day. Deshaun is a great man. A maid lead. Even now when people are trying to crucify him and talk bad on his word, he’s still out there doing things for the community in Houston. So he’s a great man. He’s a professional. He’s going to still do things that are positive in the community and probably still facilitate his teammates out. But I highly mistrust he’ll ever suit up in a Texans uniform again. He’s very serious. I will say he’s very serious. This is his legacy here, I represent, he should be serious.”

–Los Angeles Rams cornerback Jalen Ramsey weighed in on quarterback Deshaun Watson’s situation with the Houston Texans, assuring that Watson is very serious about leaving. Ramsey was in a same position to Watson while forcing himself out of Jacksonville. The two also share an agent.( NFL.com)

IF YOU LOVE A YOUNG QUARTERBACK, SET THEM FREE

“What I think is important to make sure that I at least want to mention is the amount of good things and really great leadership that he provided since I went here as a honcho coach. There has been a Super Bowl appearance, there has been a conference championship win, “theres been” two separation titles, there have been three playoff wins that he was an intricate part of, there have been three playoff figures. So what I’d instead focus on are the things that I think he did a great job of. Establishing himself in this league, the road he administered himself commonly day in and day out. All I can do is be appreciative of that. That’s what I would say about Jared.”

–Los Angeles Rams head coach Sean McVay ogles back on fond memories with quarterback Jared Goff, who was sent as part of a box to Detroit in exchange for quarterback Matthew Stafford.( NFL.com)

THE ULTIMATE FREE-AGENCY BARGAINING CHIP

“I’ve feels about[ playing next season ]. I genuinely have. It’s tougher than I thought it would be, making a decision. But it’s been so good. I’m like the rabbit’s foot, whatever crew I going to see next, you’re probably in a Super Bowl.”

–Who said running backs don’t matter? Running back LeSean McCoy, still contemplating whether he will continue playing next year, is hopeful about a possible role as “good luck charm” after triumphing two Super Bowls on two different crews in back-to-back seasons.( NFL.com)

YOU CAN DO IT!

“True story … the movie The Waterboy persuaded me to try out for my middle school football team. Ended up in the NFL. So expressed appreciation for for everything.”

–Former offensive lookout Rich Ohrnberger credits what would eventually become an NFL busines only to one humanity: Bobby Boucher.( ESPN via Instagram)

THIS WEEK IN SOCIAL MEDIA ALVIN KAMARA: MOUNTAIN MAN

“Ok so I been breathing Montana air for a few cases hours … and I juhh wanna say. I bought a mansion. I live in Montana now. Leave me alone.”

–New Orleans Saints running back Alvin Kamara has absconded the Louisiana inundates to explore Montana, and it doesn’t seem like he’s coming back.( Alvin Kamara via Twitter)

Alvin Kamara was determining his nature on the snowboard before wiping out

( via @A_kamara6) pic.twitter.com/ JrVWwuZ7Uf

— ESPN. (@ espn) March 2, 2021

–Kamara scares possible imagination owneds across the country as he shreds the gradients in Montana.

Simulation Kink

On this time in 1983, the winningest quarterback in Super Bowl history checked into a Louisiana hospital consuming an assumed name. pic.twitter.com/ Yr3ujc0fHC

— Quirky Research. (@ QuirkyResearch) March 3, 2021

–A 1983 newspaper headline recently resurfaced from a tale detailing a secretive elbow surgery underwent by Hall of Fame quarterback Terry Bradshaw. In order to avoid attention, Bradshaw checked into the Louisiana hospital under a pseudonym: Thomas Brady.

“Tom Brady! How lucky am I? There’s no question he and I are linked at the hip–same initials, same numeral. I had hair back then. I was a sex symbol. I had it all extending then.”

–Bradshaw’s commentaries on the rediscovered narrative.( The Athletic)

ALL YOU NEED IS A TWITTER ACCOUNT AND SOME IMAGINATION

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–J.J. Watt’s free bureau peculiarity a particularly high level of Internet sleuthing, with Twitter useds deciphering innocuous tweets in order to find Watt’s potential arrival spot.

‘I’M JOHNNY KNOXVILLE, AND THESE ARE OFFSEASON WORKOUT’S

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–Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster has made an unorthodox coming to his offseason training regiment.

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