Ya just gotta love the Aaron Shea quote...
June 12, 2003
Random quotes from around the NFL from PFW.
Browns DT Gerard Warren, the No. 3 overall pick in the 2001 draft, on trying to get his career back on track after a disappointing 2002 season: “I know what's expected of me, drafted with the third pick. And I will say this: I haven't live up to what people expect out of me being the third pick. But ... it's time. All I can say is, it's time.”
Browns TE Aaron Shea, joking about the battle between Tim Couch and Kelly Holcomb for Cleveland’s starting QB job: “All I know is one of those two hillbillies is going to start for us.”
Cardinals QB Jeff Blake on rookie WRs Bryant Johnson and Anquan Boldin, who have impressed him thus far: “These guys are really stepping up quickly. They're not hoping for somebody to hold their hand or taking a backseat and waiting four years to get used to it. They're stepping up and taking their swings.”
Colts RB Edgerrin James, who says he’s feeling better after a knee injury ended his 2001 season and nagging injuries hurt his production in 2002, on his health: “If I'm healthy, there's no way I can be controlled. When I'm not healthy, it's totally different out there for me. I'm used to going in a game, dominating a game and doing what you're supposed to do.”
Broncos TE Shannon Sharpe on the importance of taking lessons learned in minicamp into game situations: “Everybody looks good out here when there's really there's not a lot at stake, but when you get into a game-type situations and guys are counting on you to make a play, can you remember? You're not going to have a script. They're going call the play, and you're going to have to be able to run. We'll see who's going to be the guys who can step up and make this ballclub better.”