From the amusing impetus forNew Orleans Saints' QB1Jameis Winston's big outing toMac Jones'inadvertent endorsement of The Patriot Way, here are 10 of the most memorable quotes of Week 1:
Jameis explains the Saints' huge Week 1 win
Lewan holds himself accountable
"Got my a-- kicked today, no way around that. I let the team and the fans down. Thank you Chandler Jones for exposing me. It will only force me to get better."
-- OT Taylor Lewan after the Tennessee Titans' loss to the Arizona Cardinals
J.J. Watt wants his brother to pay up after4-year, $112 million extension
Gruden lives multiple lives in Raiders' OT walk-off win
"I felt like I died and woke up and died again and I was like a cat, I had multiple lives tonight. I don't like playing like that. It was tough, but again we did a lot of good things to win that game tonight."
--Las Vegas RaidersJon Gruden after winning an OT thriller against theBaltimore Ravenson Monday Night Football
Jones is a student of The Patriot Way
Ramsey keeps it real on Rams D
"We don't have no turnover chain or nothing. I mean we get paid to do this, you know what I mean? We get checks!"
--Jalen Ramseyon what motivates the eliteLos Angeles Rams' defense
Vikings to the line
Dream come true for Heinicke
"It's something I've been dreaming about my whole life, being a starting quarterback in the NFL.
--Taylor Heinickeon the opportunity to start for theWashington Football TeamafterRyan Fitzpatricksuffered an injury against theLos Angeles Chargers
Saints or AFC Richmond?
Vrabel sounds off on Julio's unnecessary roughness penalty
"Critical mistake. That's absolutely nothing that we coach or teach. That would fall under the category of doing dumb s--- that hurts the team. Right there in bold letters."
--Tennessee Titanshead coach Mike Vrabel onJulio Jones' personal foul call that resulted in a 3rd & 1 turning into 3rd & 16 in their loss to theArizona Cardinals
Stephen A. throws water on Swagu's Jameis Winston MVP candidate prediction
Marcus Spears declares Jameis Winston an early MVP candidate, but Stephen A. Smith wants him to pump the brakes.