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.
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."
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."
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!"
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.
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."