Bonus Skins Quotes: Zorn's a Gunslinger
Check back all day Monday for a never-ending stream of Skins locker room minutiae, but first, some bonus quotes, concerning all manner of stuff from today's seven-point win, Washington's second-straight victory and second-straight Vegas cover.
End-zone fans, on Dallas week: "We Want Dal-las, We Want Dal-las."
Durant Brooks, on getting screamed at by Zorn for calling for a snap too early on a field goal: I thought he was going to throw his headphones on me. He scared me. He matured me, how about that. I grew up a little bit after. He came in the locker room, of course we won, it was a big kick, but he came in, he asked if I was all right, because he gave me one. He gave me a knocking.
Zorn on the same:The reason I was so mad, was the referee was standing over the ball. The official, Mr. Official was standing over the ball. And [Brooks] asked for the ball. And, you know, I was thinking to myself, 'Why are you asking for the ball?' It was like we iced our own kicker. We iced ourselves. And then we missed the field goal. So I was pretty bent out of shape.
Chris Cooley, on his catch late in the fourth: Zorn's a gunslinger. I wasn't surprised. I was kind of hoping for it. I think everyone was excited in the huddle. I looked at the offensive line and said, "I promise I'm gonna get this first down for you guys."
Jim Zorn, on the personal foul called on Stephon Heyer: I didn't even know it was him. I had to gear up for the next call.... If I was ranting and raving--"Who is it, I want to rip him!"--then I don't have the next call. Who cares? It's 1st and 20, now what do we do. Do you see what I mean?... I blocked everything else out. I didn't find until I got in here and I was walking into this room that it was Adam Heyer. That's the truth. I mean, Stephon Heyer. I keep calling him Adam Heyer, I know a guy named Adam Heyer.
Clinton Portis, on his performance: At the end of the year the worst feeling in this world is knowing you was at the top of your game and as a team, y'all sucked. So right now I haven't had a 100-yard game. We're 2-1. I'm great, it's not bothering me. I don't go home like, "aw man, I need a 100-yard game." We need a win, and as long as we can continue to win, that's all that matters."
Jason Taylor, on Dallas week: I've heard enough about it. And I'm not a big Cowboys fan anyway, so this is right up my alley. Just never been. I grew up a Pittsburgh Steeler fan, and we don't like the Cowboys, period. And there are other reasons I don't need to talk about. I'm a Redskin now, so I definitely don't like them even more.
Chris Cooley, on his plans one week after penis-gate: You know what, tonight is a relaxed night. I'm going home, I've got four friends from high school that played football in high school with me, all Mormon dudes, all coming out to my house with my family. We'll probably get out like Uno or Pictionary, we'll have some intense games.
Andre Carter, on Dallas week: We just prepare like any other week and play harder than the week before....My coach from college always said you can always turn that dial up a little more, so that's how I do it.
Cornelius Griffin, on Dallas week: It's gonna be a hard-fought game, no doubt.
Durant Brooks, on his 56-yard punt: God that was awesome. I don't know if you saw me on the field but I was popping blood vessels I was so excited....As soon as he was tackled and the ref blew that whistle, I don't know, I just got down and just flexed every muscle I have in my body. I hope it's not on film somewhere. I'll get laughed at I'm sure."
Jason Campbell, on the play-action that fooled the cameras: That run play-action game is all about the fake, it's all about really selling the run, really having good play action, and that's what creates the guys to get open downfield. Because if you have a lousy fake and you're not faking anyone out, then what's the purpose of calling a play action?
Chris Samuels, on Jason Campbell: I'm proud of Jason man, a lot of people, they wanted to write Jason off after one loss, and true enough, you're not gonna play great every week, and he did a great job bouncing back these last two weeks for us.
Santana Moss, on Jason Campbell's scrambles: I was happy to see him running, we need that every not and then. If you have it, take advantage of it.
Jim Zorn, on Jason Campbell: I had fumbling of the mouth on one call, and he held his hand up--"just be quiet coach, I've got it." Those kind of things happen a little bit, and he was very mature about all the things he did....He had great vision down the field to throw to Devin Thomas for a huge score. If we don't get the personal foul, I mean, you know, we're all dancing a jig.
Clinton Portis, on that Heyer personal foul: I like it when he do stuff like that, that show toughness. I don't think it was a penalty. I think it was just because it was away from the ball, and Devin had already scored. It wasn't a cheap shot or a shot in the back, it was a clean hit if you look at it. It was just so crucial that the ref had to call it. That man couldn't have made the play, Devin was 70 yards down field, and Stephon pretty much whacked him out. All game he played dirty anyway, so I'm glad Stephon got him.
Stephon Heyer, on his personal foul: Just playing football, and I guess the referee didn't like it. I told Devin I was sorry. I told him he's got a lot of NFL left, he'll make another touchdown.
Jason Campbell, on ARE's completion: He starts to pout if he doesn't get to throw one pass a year. He put the pressure on me, I knew I had to come back and hit a couple.
Khary Campbell, on what he thought the team's record would be after Week 3: I would have guessed right on this, or maybe 3-0. I think as players we have high expectations for ourselves, and...we're always preaching that we've got to protect the home field. Just looking at the schedule and seeing these two games home field, you've got to have these and you've got to think that we need to win these home games....So you know, I would have guessed, and I think a lot of other players would have had us either 2-1 or 3-0.
Jim Zorn, on Carlos Rogers's int-dropping reputation: And he caught that thing going to the ground. He's gonna continue to take that [abuse], but that was an excellent play. Once you get a reputation, our players can be ruthless, but he proved today that they ought to back off.
Carlos Rogers, on his return: I thought I twas gonna score, but once I cut back I saw three or four linemen and they just smashed me.
Chris Samuels, on the haters: If you're doing good, the fans are going to be with you; if you're doing bad, they're going to throw stones at you. It is what it is.
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