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They Said It: Best Quotes From Week 8 in the NFL

Best Quotes From NFL Week 8

“I was like, hey, y’all got to pass the ball, right?” — Bills DE Von Miller on his surprise that the Packers kept running the ball in the second half

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“It’s amazing what you can accomplish when nobody cares who gets the credit. My high school coach always said that.” — Seahawks WR Tyler Lockett 

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“I apologize to Raider Nation for that performance and, again, I own that. That’s my responsibility. If you’re going to point a finger, point it at me. Obviously, I need to do a better job of getting us ready on game day.” — Raiders coach Josh McDaniel

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“This is embarrassing. We can’t have that. That right there is embarrassing and that should never happen, especially with that group of guys in that locker room.” — QB Derek Carr after the Raiders were shut out for the first time since 2014.

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“He always has to play better. As soon as you step on the field, you have to play better. He has to play better and we’ve got to find ways to help him.” — Jets coach Robert Saleh on Zach Wilson

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“I don’t even know, I couldn’t even tell you. I don’t get the ball. I don’t know.” — Jets WR Elijah Moore on chemistry with QB Zach Wilson

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“It hurts. I love this team, and I know they’ve got my back. I know this is not going to define me as a kicker, and everybody misses kicks. Unfortunately, mine was today, and my time was today. (I’m) going to bounce back and be ready to kick.” — Panthers kicker Eddy Piñeiro on missing two potential game-winning kicks

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“We’ve got to do better as a team. DJ is smart enough to understand that that’s something to learn from. Very talented player. Glad he’s on our team. But moving forward, that’s something we’ll learn from and won’t make that same mistake.” — Panthers interim coach Steve Wilks on D.J. Moore’s unsportsmanlike conduct penalty that likely cost his team a win

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“I had 30 seconds where I was ready to jump out of the roof (from happiness), then about four minutes where I thought I was going to go cry somewhere.” — Falcons WR Damiere Byrd on the frantic final minutes of regulation that followed his go-ahead TD catch against Carolina

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“It’s part of the game. I mean, there’s always going to be rumors, always going to be whatever. But if anything, that just motivates us to fight more, run harder to run, whatever. I mean, we’ve all had trade rumors be about us. [Alvin] is a consummate pro. I mean that’s not going to [affect] him. If anything, whatever it was, I said, ‘Yo, are you worried?’ He said, ‘Whatever happens, I’m bleeding black and gold.’ That’s all I need to know about it.” — Saints DE Cam Jordan on Alvin Kamara trade rumors

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“There’s no argument, Zeke’s ability to punish, Zeke’s ability to deliver, Zeke’s ability, what he does for us in pass protection, and, frankly, Zeke’s ability to make big plays are there, and we’re going to go where Zeke goes. He’s that integral to our success.” — Cowboys owner Jerry Jones insisting that the team’s starting running back should be Ezekiel Elliott, not Tony Pollard

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“The best Cowboys team I seen since the ’90s. I’ll argue with whoever about it.” — Former Cowboys WR Dez Bryant

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“It’s rough right now. It’s obvious, we lack a lot of stuff. We lack a lot of experience. We lack a lot of discipline and accountability. We lack a lot.” — Steelers RB Najee Harris

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“I’ve still got it. I’ve still got it. All I heard the last two years was, ‘He’s washed up. He’s done.’ Yeah, I know we’ve still got a second half of the season going, but I’m just getting started. Like, I’m in a zone right now. I’m in a groove.” — Vikings CB Patrick Peterson

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“Eventually they’ll learn and they’ll respect you. I don’t know what the stipulations are on why people don’t see us as the team that we are. We just have to keep proving it every Sunday.” — Vikings RB Alexander Mattison

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“Jalen [Hurts] is playing out of his mind right now … way better than what I thought. I knew this was going to be the year for him in training camp, but the way he’s playing right now, he’s playing out of his mind.” — Eagles LB Haason Reddick

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