Say what? The best quotes overheard in Week 1 of the NFL season

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Thursday, September 16, 2021
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And just like that, Week 1 of the 2021 NFL season is in the books. Before we turn our attention to the Week 2 matchups -- and dismiss Week 1 losses as entirely inconsequential (until they come back to haunt teams grappling to sneak into the postseason) -- let us revisit what was said.

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

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