Category: Quotes

Quotes of the week – The Robesonian

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“Its been a great ride. I feel like it’s time for me to move on.”

— Sammy Cox Jr., speaking about his resignation from the post of Robeson Community College board of trustees chairman.


“Its been a great ride. I feel like it’s time for me to move on.”

— Sammy Cox Jr., speaking about his resignation from the post of Robeson Community College board of trustees chairman.

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“I had one person who contacted me, and she said ‘If we can get food through a window why can’t we hand out candy to kids?’ I said ‘I’ll bring it up to the board and we’ll see.’”

— Rowland Mayor Michelle Shooter, speaking before the town’s Board of Commissioners rejected the idea of a town Halloween trunk or treat event.


“I had one person who contacted me, and she said ‘If we can get food through a window why can’t we hand out candy to kids?’ I said ‘I’ll bring it up to the board and we’ll see.’”

— Rowland Mayor Michelle Shooter, speaking before the town’s Board of Commissioners rejected the idea of a town Halloween trunk or treat event.

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“I just want to let the public know that during this uncertain time, it is paramount that we take care of our youth, and this coat drive is Maxton’s way of doing that.”

— Maxton police Chief Na’Shayla Nelson, speaking about the department’s effort to collect and distribute winter coats for children.


“I just want to let the public know that during this uncertain time, it is paramount that we take care of our youth, and this coat drive is Maxton’s way of doing that.”

— Maxton police Chief Na’Shayla Nelson, speaking about the department’s effort to collect and distribute winter coats for children.

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“Yes, we were slammed this morning.”

— Robeson County Board of Elections Director Tina Bledsoe, speaking about the heavy voter turnout on the first day of early voting.


“Yes, we were slammed this morning.”

— Robeson County Board of Elections Director Tina Bledsoe, speaking about the heavy voter turnout on the first day of early voting.

“Its been a great ride. I feel like it’s time for me to move on.”

— Sammy Cox Jr., speaking about his resignation from the post of Robeson Community College board of trustees chairman.

“I had one person who contacted me, and she said ‘If we can get food through a window why can’t we hand out candy to kids?’ I said ‘I’ll bring it up to the board and we’ll see.’”

— Rowland Mayor Michelle Shooter, speaking before the town’s Board of Commissioners rejected the idea of a town Halloween trunk or treat event.

“I just want to let the public know that during this uncertain time, it is paramount that we take care of our youth, and this coat drive is Maxton’s way of doing that.”

— Maxton police Chief Na’Shayla Nelson, speaking about the department’s effort to collect and distribute winter coats for children.

“Yes, we were slammed this morning.”

— Robeson County Board of Elections Director Tina Bledsoe, speaking about the heavy voter turnout on the first day of early voting.

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All Of Jacinda Arden’s Best Inspirational Quotes From Her Best Speeches – Grazia

Quite unsurprisingly given how amazing she is, Jacinda Arden has won a landslide victory in the New Zealand general election, starting her second term as Prime Minister by forming the country’s first majority government in 20 years.

With the Labour Party winning 64 of 120 seats in parliament, it’s their best performance in more than 50 years. Naturally then, everyone is celebrating by revisiting exactly why she’s won over the public so well with her best speeches and quotes. That’s right, ‘Jacinda Ardern best quotes’ was so highly googled this week, it’s become a breakout search term.

Which is why we’ve decided to cut your time in half and provide them all for you here, picking out the most inspirational quotes from all her best speeches so you can not only be reminded of her greatness, but share her power on Instagram too – as is the 2020 celebratory norm. If you didn’t post a quote on Instagram, did you even vote, right?

On confidence

‘If you sit and wait to feel like you are the most confident person in the room, you are probably going to be left by yourself.’ Forbes, 2017.

On female guilt

‘I do find it difficult. I go through the exact same emotion any other parent does when I’m away from her for a period of time… The guilt of whether or not I’m a good enough daughter, sister, partner, mother – show me a woman who doesn’t.’ Victoria Derbyshire, 2019.

On being a working mum

‘I am not the first woman to multitask. I am not the first woman to work and have a baby – there are many women who have done this before.’ TVNZ, 2018.

On having a daughter

‘I hope that she doesn’t feel any limitations. That she doesn’t have any sense of what girls can or can’t do. That it’s just not even a concept for her.’ NEXT magazine, 2019.

On aiming high

‘Never feel like you have to tick all of the boxes on everything to be able to feel like you can do a job. I have heard it said many times before, and it is so true.’ Forbes, 2017.

On racism

‘Even the ugliest of viruses can exist in places they are not welcome. Racism exists, but it is not welcome here. Because we are not immune to the viruses of hate, of fear, of other. We never have been. But we can be the nation that discovers the cure.’ National Remembrance Service, 2019

On leadership

‘To me, leadership is not about necessarily being the loudest in the room, but instead being the bridge, or the thing that is missing in the discussion and trying to build a consensus from there.’ Newshub, 2019

On compassion

‘One of the criticisms I’ve faced over the years is that I’m not aggressive enough or assertive enough, or maybe somehow, because I’m empathetic, it means I’m weak. I totally rebel against that. I refuse to believe that you cannot be both compassionate and strong.’ NY Times, 2018.

On terrorism

‘Speak the names of those who were lost rather than the man who took them. He may seek notoriety but we will give him nothing, not even his name.’ New Zealand Parliament.

On leaving Mormonism in support of LGBT rights

‘For a lot of years I put it to the back of my mind. I think it was too unsettling… I lived in a flat with three gay friends and I remember going to church and thinking – I’m either doing a disservice to the church or my friends. How could I subscribe to a religion that didn’t account for them?’ New Zealand Herald, 2017

On capitalism

‘Capitalism has failed our people. If you have hundreds of thousands of children living in homes without enough to survive, that’s a blatant failure. What else could you describe it as?’ The Nation, 2017

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Quotes of Note: What the Texans Said About Losing to the Titans – Sports Illustrated

NASHVILLE – The fact that the Houston Texans made it as exciting as it was speaks volumes about the competitive nature of that team and its players.

Having lost four of their first five, the Texans could have folded or imploded or reacted any number of other negative ways Sunday when they feel behind the Tennessee Titans by 14 points in the first half. Instead, Houston rallied, scored four touchdowns in a span of five second-half possessions and forced Tennessee to score a touchdown in the final seconds of regulation.

When it was finished, the Texans had to answer for another defeat, this one 42-36 in overtime.

Here is some of what they had to say:

• Tight end Darren Fells, on the outcome: “Conference games always hurt a little bit more. And then having been able to fight back into it and come back and then go into over time, it definitely stings a little more, especially it’s a conference game and these always in our mind count as two wins.”

• Quarterback Deshaun Watson, on Houston’s rally: “This one definitely hurts, but gotta keep pushing forward. It’s a long season. This is Game (6), and we have (10) more games, so we have to continue to pile them up and see what happens.”

• Defensive end J.J. Watt, on Tennessee’s franchise-record 601 yards of offense: “They had a good game plan. Obviously, (Derrick) Henry had a great game. (Ryan) Tannehill had a great game and we did not.”

• Interim coach Romeo Crennel, on the decision to go for two and try to make it a nine-point game with 1:50 to play: “The thing is that sometimes if you go for it and you don’t make it, then they begin to wonder why you went for it in the first place. That’s the nature of this game that we’re in. When you win, when you’re successful, everybody feels good about it. When you lose and you’re not successful on a play, then everybody feels usually bad about it. … If we had gotten it, we would have been in much better shape. As it turned out, we didn’t get it.”

Watson, on Houston’s decision to go for two: “They gave us the opportunity, we had the opportunity. But it just didn’t connect. You gotta give Tennessee props. … We should have had that one.”

• Safety Justin Reid, on the Titans: “We were up late in the game. And those guys, give them credit. They’re a talented team, still undefeated. They came and they won the game. We had opportunities to win, and we didn’t take advantage of them all.”

• Crennel, on Derrick Henry’s 94-yard touchdown run: “You figure that if they have to matriculate the ball down the field that’s going to use time on the clock and it’s going to be tough for them to get a touchdown and all that. But when they can hit 94 yards on one play, they don’t use any time off the clock, and it’s just — it’s a little demoralizing.”

• Watt, on Houston’s struggles on defense: “I mean if we do our job and we tackle, we’re all right. We didn’t do that. So that’s never going to win you games. And when we do it right, it’s good. But we don’t do it right anywhere near enough, nowhere even close to the realm of … so it’s extremely frustrating.”

• Reid, on Henry: “He’s a special talent, man. One of the biggest — he’s the biggest back in the league, but still has speed to him whenever he gets out in open space. Tough challenge for us.”

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Cincinnati Bengals postgame quotes: Joe Burrow, AJ Green, Tee Higgins and Jessie Bates III –

Head Coach Zac Taylor

Obviously to start the football game, your offensive line had real control of the line of scrimmage today in that first quarter. Did they tweak anything? Did they do anything differently or did they just execute better after that?

“No, we knew it was a really good defense that we were facing. We had some success early and did feel like later in the game we had some stuff as well to play off of it. We just didn’t get enough points on the board in the second half, but I feel like our guys did a good job, made some plays there when we needed them.”

Third down, defense kept themselves in pretty good third-and-seven or more situations there a few times. They let the Colts convert seven out of 11, they came into the game converting less than 35 percent of the time. That had to be frustrating.

“Yeah, that was a big part of the game obviously and they did a nice job. You give Philip Rivers some time and he can get a feel for what you’re doing and he’s going to dice you up. Everything together, that’s the pass rush, getting to the quarterback and effecting him. We had no sacks and then just the coverage holding up there on the back end.”

This team hasn’t won on the road in two years. Do you get a sense that it’s starting to get in the players’ heads a little bit?

Can you go through the decision on why Samaje Perine on that key third down? Is it just the way the play was called? He hasn’t gotten a lot of touches obviously this year.

“Yeah, it’s third-and-one – fullback play. Just a fullback dive play. I felt like he was best suited for that job.” 

Geno Atkins didn’t look like he played much at all. Did he regress?

“No, he played on third downs. He was in there on third downs, I know that.” 

You got production from A.J. Green today. You got production from Tee Higgins. You get over 100 yards from Tee, almost 100 yards from A.J. Is that what you’re looking to get obviously?

“I thought the passing game was in good rhythm there. Everybody was involved really at every position. There were some good throws to backs too, some stuff that got us some good yardage. I know we had the two sacks, it felt like he had time back there in the pocket. He did a nice job. Again, ultimately it’s just – there was a drive there I think at the end of the first half there that we punted, we felt like we should’ve gotten more there. Kind of shot ourselves in the foot and then obviously the third-and-two there – it was a third-and-long one, third-and-two there to start the second half. We had quit getting going, felt like there could’ve been a conversion that we just missed on so those were some key plays in the game.”

How’s Joe Mixon’s foot?

“You know, he came back and played, so that’s really the extent of what I know right now.” 

You guys have dropped a lot of one-score games. I mean, out of all of those, is this maybe the toughest to swallow because of the position you all were in at one point?

“Yeah, it’s a tough one to swallow for sure. Again, we didn’t earn it and you gotta challenge the team. Everybody could have done one more thing to help us get this win and that’s all of us. It’s the coaches and the players and everyone’s gotta be accountable for that. We put ourselves in a tough position here with just one win and it doesn’t matter if you feel like you’ve done better than that, it doesn’t matter, your record is what it says you are and we gotta go and earn these wins man. It’s tough to beat good teams on the road. I felt like we certainly had some opportunities and we just didn’t do enough to make it happen and they did and that’s the bottom line. You’ve got to give your hats off to them.”

How do you guys feel like you did on the last series of the game and what happened on that last play?

“Yeah, they brought an overload pressure there and it looked like they played palms with two under and made a good play. The safety came up and made a good play. It looked like the protection was pretty good versus the tough pressure and they picked it up and again, just they made one more play than we did.”

How do you make sure that this doesn’t linger?

“Yeah, you gotta have those conversations with everybody on the team, it’s not just addressing the team, it’s making sure we’re in great communication with the key leaders on the team and making sure everybody is pointing the same direction. But again, this thing, the way that we feel like this locker room is built right now, it’s trending in the right direction to handle adversity. Sometimes it is tough sledding like it is right now, but I do feel confident. Again, we said last week, don’t hit the panic button and we come out on the road against a good team and start strong and don’t finish the right way necessarily, but we know that we’re capable of doing it the right way, we just haven’t done it yet. But again, I have a ton of confidence in the players in that locker room that they’re going to pull together, be stronger and we have a big divisional game next week.” 

Maybe the game plan doesn’t change, but does the mindset change at all?

“No, we made clear that the mindset didn’t need to change. I knew that they were capable – he’s capable of getting in rhythm, scoring points and just watching their tape, he can push the ball down the field and score quickly. They tried to a couple of times, they missed a few and they hit a few, but that’s what you know about them. So not for one second do you relax and change the way that you’re calling anything and I felt like we didn’t do that. I should say, I felt like we stayed with the plan that we believed in and didn’t alter just because we had a lead and again, we just didn’t execute well enough.” 

At some point when you have one win in six games, do you feel like you do need to have some wins to prove that at least to you guys on the inside that you are trending in the right direction?

“Well it validates what you’re doing and ultimately that’s why we’re here. We’re here to win football games and that’s what makes everybody happy. But at the same time, we’re not going to compromise the way that we go about things because the way that we’re built right now we feel like we should be winning some of these football games against good football teams and it just hasn’t gone our way yet. But again, just like last week, we’re not going to panic, we’re going to keep coming to work. I do feel like a lot of the habits in the building are improving to where at one point the time is going to turn and we’re going to gain some momentum and we’re going to make believers of everybody outside the building because we got the guys in the building. Again, it’s just putting our best foot forward and going and getting a win next week against Cleveland.” 

You went for it on a couple of fourth downs and then you obviously kicked field goals on a couple of fourth downs as well. What goes into that and what’s the thought process?

“There’s a lot of conversation that we have upstairs and down below. That key one, fourth-and-one to have a chance to take the lead in the fourth quarter. Our offense had gotten two turnovers at that point in the game and I just believed in those guys that they were going to be able to get a stop for us if we converted that 48-yarder. We didn’t, it hit the cross bar and that’s the way the game goes, but it wasn’t an easy decision when you’re in fourth-and-one to have a chance to go for it. I felt like it was middle of the fourth quarter, we can go take this lead, rely on our defense to get a stop and then finish the game the right way. Again, it just didn’t work out for us, but I don’t know that I would change that decision.”

You talked about Philip Rivers getting in a rhythm when he gets time. Would you have liked to see Lou Anarumo heat him up a little bit more and send pressure?

“We pressured we just didn’t always get home. I say get home – they picked it up, they do a nice job. So it’s not always as simple as just calling pressures and thinning out your back end. That can be tough if they do a nice job of picking it up, so there’s a balance there. Again, it takes everybody on the defense. Sometimes just a four-man rush, you gotta go effect the pass rush well and we’re counting on those guys up front to do that.” 

Xavier Williams comes off the street basically and gives you all of the snaps he gave you. What are your thoughts about him?

“You know, I’m not in a position to say that right now. I saw him out there on the field a lot. I’ll watch the tape to get a better evaluation of those guys inside.” 

What are your overall thoughts on Anarumo and the defense in general right now after six games?

“I feel good. They’ve got one of the better offensive lines in the NFL and we know that we’ve had some issues. We’ve lost what, six guys inside now and so it is a challenge at times. I feel like our guys are believing in what we’re doing and again, it’s just a matter of we come out and start that game strong and put them in a tough position, our defense plays with their hair on fire and then a couple things didn’t go our way. Again, if we would’ve put points on the board on offense at the beginning of the third quarter, late in the second quarter, then the defense kind of has that pressure off of them a little bit and can go back and play like they were in the first quarter, but it’s on this entire team.”

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Photos, Notes & Quotes From the G3 Dowager Stakes: Blame Debbie – The Pressbox

(Blame Debbie holds on to win the G3 Dowager / Coady Photography)

From the Keeneland Media Team:

Quotes from the $125,000 Rood & Riddle Dowager (G3)

Click here for a replay of the race and the post-race interview with winning connections.

Manny Franco (winning rider of Blame Debbie)

“She was so nice and so game in the lead. I think she felt that other horse (Always Shopping) coming by the five-sixteenths pole to the wire. She never let that one pass her. I was really pleased. I was riding to the wire, and she responded to me the whole way.”

“She relaxed pretty nice. She made the lead. When she was on the lead, she just put her ears up. She was galloping along the whole way, and she was there for me the whole way.”

Jane Buchanan (racing manager for winning trainer Graham Motion)

On watching Blame Debbie take the lead with the slow pace with Always Shopping in pursuit

“Initially, we were like, ‘Whoa, Manny. Slow down.’ Then he did. He got her settled brilliantly. When Always Shopping came into contention with us, it was ‘Oh no.’ He rode her brilliantly. She just dug in. She was really game.”

Tyler Gaffalione (rider of runner-up Always Shopping)

“We went pretty easy early on in the race. There wasn’t much speed so I figured it would be a sprint to the wire. My filly just couldn’t get her nose in front but she put in a big effort today.”

All Photos by Coady Photography:

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Quotes and news – October 18, 2020 – Times of Malta

Fratelli Tutti is so important that this week and next I am choosing another few quotations from it:

“Racism is a virus that quickly mutates and, instead of disappearing, goes into hiding, and lurks in waiting.” (97)

“Individualism does not make us more free, more equal, more fraternal. The mere sum of individual interests is not capable of generating a better world for the whole human family. Nor can it save us from the many ills that are now increasingly globalised. Radical individualism is a virus that is extremely difficult to eliminate, for it is clever.” (105)

“Some people are born into economically stable families, receive a fine education, grow up well nourished, or naturally possess great talent. They will certainly not need a proactive state; they need only claim their freedom.

“Yet the same rule clearly does not apply to a disabled person, to someone born in dire poverty, to those lacking a good education and with little access to adequate health care.

“If a society is governed primarily by the criteria of market freedom and efficiency, there is no place for such people, and fraternity will remain just another vague ideal.” (109)

“No one, then, can remain excluded because of his or her place of birth, much less because of privileges enjoyed by others who were born in lands of greater opportunity. The limits and borders of individual states cannot stand in the way of this. As it is unacceptable that some have fewer rights by virtue of being women, it is likewise unacceptable that the mere place of one’s birth or residence should result in his or her possessing fewer opportunities for a developed and dignified life.” (121)

“The right to private property is always accompanied by the primary and prior principle of the subordination of all private property to the universal destination of the earth’s goods, and thus the right of all to their use.” (123)

(To be concluded)

(Compiled by Fr Joe Borg)

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10 inspirational quotes on following your heart when in doubt – YourStory

It is common to find ourselves questioning our intuitions at various crossroads in life, whether personal or professional. When it comes to decisions, the dilemma might be to whether to follow one’s heart or go rational with the head.

More often than not, it might feel risky to trust your instincts, especially at a younger age.

Here is what some trailblazing women across different fields have to say about the “inner voice” and going with the guts.

“Don’t try to comprehend with your mind. Your minds are very limited. Use your intuition.” – Madeleine L’Engle, author of A Wrinkle in Time

“Follow your instincts. That’s where true wisdom manifests itself.” – Oprah Winfrey, talk show host and producer, and philanthropist.

“When the universe compels me toward the best path to take, it never leaves me with “maybe,” “should I,” or even “perhaps.” I always know for sure when it’s telling me to proceed – because everything inside me rises up to reverberate “YES!” – Oprah Winfrey, talk show host and producer, and philanthropist.

“I always believed that when you follow your heart or your gut, when you really follow the things that feel great to you, you can never lose, because settling is the worst feeling in the world.” – Rihanna, singer and businesswoman.

Tina Fey quotes

“Do not bring people in your life who weigh you down. And trust your instincts … good relationships feel good. They feel right. They don’t hurt. They’re not painful. That’s not just with somebody you want to marry, but it’s with the friends that you choose. It’s with the people you surround yourselves with.” – Michelle Obama, former first lady of the US.

“When I get logical, and I don’t trust my instincts – that’s when I get in trouble.” – Angelina Jolie, actor

“Instinct is a marvelous thing. It can neither be explained nor ignored.” ― Agatha Christie, novelist

“When your gut is telling you to do something because you believe it is the right thing to do, do it! Don’t hesitate. At the end, justice and doing the right thing feel much better than regret” – American politician and lawyer.

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Photos, Notes & Quotes From the G2 Raven Run: Venetian Harbor – The Pressbox

(Venetian Harbor holds off Finite to win the G2 Raven Run / All Photos by Coady Photography)

From the Keeneland Media Team:

Quotes from the $200,000 Lexus Raven Run (G2)

Click here for a replay of the race and the post-race interview with winning connections.

Joseph Ciaglia (co-owner of winner Venetian Harbor)

“Our intention was to go to the Breeders’ Cup, but we felt this would be a good opportunity to get a race in her. I couldn’t be any happier today.”

“She’s great out of the gate. She’s tenacious, and that’s what you need to win some races. Gotta be quick out of the gate. (Jockey) Manny (Franco) did a great job getting out of the gate, and that was the key to the win.”

On whether Venetian Harbor will return for the Nov. 6-7 Breeders’ Cup World Championships at Keeneland

“Absolutely. (Turning to his partners, he asks) ‘Are you ready to go?’ ”

Manny Franco (winning jockey)

“I was a little bit concerned about the 2 horse (Four Graces), and when I saw she didn’t break (in front) I decided to go then. She’s happy when she’s in the lead. She showed it today. She’s a nice filly.”

Kenny McCarthy (assistant to Bill Mott, trainer of third-place finisher Grand Cru Classe)

“She ran a super race. (Jockey Martin Garcia) gave her a super ride and put her in a great position the whole way. She ran her race and was third best today so we’ll take it.”

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Quotes of Note: Texans Players, Coaches on Facing the Titans – Sports Illustrated

Last season, the Tennessee Titans and Houston Texans did not have the first of their two meetings until mid-December. It turned out that the outcome of that one had a profound impact on which team won the division (it was Houston).

Five weeks into this season, they could not be much farther apart in the standings.

Tennessee is 4-0, one of four remaining unbeaten teams in the NFL and an early contender to secure homefield advantage throughout the playoffs

Houston is 1-4, has fired its head coach and is tied for last in the AFC South (the Texans actually hold a tiebreaker over Jacksonville based on a head-to-head win last week).

Here is a roundup of some of what the Texans had to say this week about facing the Titans on Sunday at Nissan Stadium:

• Offensive coordinator Tim Kelly, on the coaching staff connections: “They know our system. There’s definitely [an element of] trying to not outsmart yourself. Not overthink things. But [you] still put enough thought in and enough preparation to make sure that you are giving them things to blink at and ‘wait a second, is this what I think it is?’ So, there’s a fine line there of where you don’t want to be predictable but you also don’t want to make things so complicated that people go cross-eyed trying to figure out on your own sideline.”

• Inside linebacker Zach Cunningham, on tight end Jonnu Smith: “From what I see he’s definitely a hustle guy that’s always working. I still remember from last year. I think we had an interception on the goal line and he was the one that actually ran all the way down to make the tackle. I definitely see him as that guy who’s obviously hustling and working hard to do what he can for his team.”

• Defensive coordinator Anthony Weaver on cornerback Johnathan Joseph: “Every time J-Joe makes a play and he gives that little shoulder shimmy, I know exactly where he’s at. God, I love J-Joe. He made a bunch of plays for us here in Houston. What a tremendous guy. He’s had an incredible career. Let’s just hope that he has a subpar game this Sunday.”

• Quarterback Deshaun Watson, on the Titans’ recent COVID-19 outbreak: “They handled it well. They did what they had to do to get ready for that game and they came out ready to play and handled business. For us, we want to stay safe as possible because people have families and go home to those families each and every day.”

• Defensive end J.J. Watt, on quarterback Ryan Tannehill: “Obviously, he can run, he can throw. He fits obviously in what they’re trying to do. Their offense has multiple facets to it, obviously, with Derrick Henry in the running game and then the play-action game, the boot game, the drop back game with Ryan. I think that their offense really kind of understands what it is and what they’re trying to do. Everybody understands their role within it.”

• Kelly, on cornerback Malcolm Butler: ““We’re making sure that we’re preaching to our guys, when you’re playing against Malcolm, you’ve got to play strong. He’s an incredibly strong player. He’s always working to be disruptive at the catch point. The catch is never over until you’re really on the ground giving the ball back to the official because he’s going to fight, scrap and claw to do whatever he can to get that ball out if you target him. He’s a smart player. He studies. Obviously, you can tell by the way that he plays. It’s a big challenge for our guys because he does have some big play history.”

• Interim coach Romeo Crennel, on Tennessee’s offensive line: “They’ve got a huge offensive line. Their tackles are 6’7 and 6’8 and then Ben Jones, who’s the center, he was here with us. I know he’s a tough, hard nose guy that will fight you.”

• Weaver, on running back Derrick Henry: “This is a guy, when he can get a full head of steam, he is a problem. … It’s like Jadeveon (Clowney is) in the backfield. That’s how big he is. That’s how fast he is. If you can keep from him getting those shoulders square and running down at those DBs, usually that works out in your favor.”

• Crennel, on Henry: “We’re facing a different type of runner. We have to understand what his strengths are then try to take advantage of his inability to get to those strengths. We have to try to make it get tough for him to get to the second level. Once he gets to the second level, he becomes a beast.”

• Safety Eric Reid, on Henry: “I would advise anyone not to run laterally alongside him. It didn’t really work out well for Josh Norman or other players that have done that. You really just got to be physical, make sure you attack him and get low and don’t leave your chest open for him. I hear he really likes that.”

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Welcome to News – The Week in Quotes –

“He [Lionel Messi] always complains, we are like an old married couple. I always fall asleep with the TV on and when I wake up the next morning he is always complaining to me.”
Sergio Aguero [Santo Sabado]

“I don’t know why but football games are my life and I don’t think that’s ever going to change.”
Arsene Wenger [The Guardian]

“I think Erling Haaland is sensational. I think he’ll be up there with your Ronaldo’s and Messi’s levels possibly from what I’ve seen so far.”
Paul Scholes [Astro SuperSport]

“I always say, if I would be an animal, I would be an octopus. I remember when I was in Almería they called me ‘the octopus’ because I stole a lot of balls.”
Thomas Partey

“He’s [Philippe Coutinho] phenomenal. You simply can’t say that he’s not a magician. He has magical powers. He produces plays that don’t exist, that you couldn’t make up.”
Roberto Firmino []

Neymar surpassed Brazil legend Ronaldo on the country’s all-time scoring list this week when he scored a hat-trick in Seleção’s 4-2 win over Peru in FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 qualifying

“It was of course a special game for me. To have reached 100, that’s a nice mark. But anyone who knows me knows that I care more about results and titles than appearances. But of course, 100 games is something nice. In the past I have played with incredibly good footballers and guys. I hope that we can build on these successes with the current team.”
Toni Kroos

“He [Zlatan Ibrahimovic] will have broken the treadmill every day. Someone who says it was a bad idea for coronavirus to challenge him is mentally stronger than everyone. He’ll play the derby with a cigarette in his mouth, trust me.”
Christian Vieri [Gazzetta dello Sport]

“For me, Ronaldinho is the greatest player of all-time.”
Gerard Deulofeu [Marca]

Prime Minister of Malta Robert Abela

“Last Saturday was World Mental Health Day. In case you don’t know, I have been seeing a psychologist for about five years now. We all have certain mental health issues in some way, shape or form. They’re just caused by different things and come in different degrees of severity. So it’s important to remember that it’s O.K. to not be O.K. It happens to everybody. In my case, I have spent a long time dealing with unresolved issues. I used to cope with them by drinking. I’d push down the pain. Actually, I used to think that it was normal to feel bad, like, doesn’t everybody feel like this? It was only when my drinking really got out of control that people went, ‘Troy, you need to see somebody.’ When I began to talk about my past, my psychologist would say, ‘So have you actually dealt with that situation?’ And I would be like, ‘Oh, no. I haven’t, actually.’ And this is the thing: It doesn’t help to just say that you have mental health issues. You have to work through them day by day. Only then can you truly understand who you actually are and what you actually want to do.”
Troy Deeney [The Players’ Tribune]

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