From postgame press conferences to next-day media availabilities, here are the 10 best Week 5 quotes from players and coaches around the NFL:
— Cowboys owner Jerry Jones denied coach Jason Garrett is in jeopardy of losing his job: “Don’t bet any money against that happening. You’ll lose it,” he said on 105.3 The Fan.
— Richard Sherman ripped Baker Mayfield for his pregame etiquette Monday: “What’s amazing, and annoying, was him not shaking hands at the beginning,” Sherman said, via NFL.com. “That’s some college s—. It’s ridiculous. … Respect the game. You can have rivals, but pay your respect in that moment — especially when you’re young.”
— As for Nick Bosa, he was candid about the shot he took at Mayfield during the game: “I think everybody knows what that was for,” Bosa said, per The Plain Dealer. “Just wanted to get payback. He had it coming.”
— Green Bay is back to its winning ways, and Aaron Rodgers is feeling good about it: “I’m really having a lot of fun right now and I think the guys are too and it’s kind of contagious and we’re going to embrace that feeling,” he said on Brett Favre’s weekly SiriusXM NFL Radio show.
— Steelers coach Mike Tomlin refused to address rumors that he is a leading candidate for the Redskins’ coaching vacancy after Jay Gruden was fired: “I’m not worried about that. I’m the head coach of a 1-4 football team that’s going on the road to play a Hall of Fame quarterback with a third-string quarterback. Do you think I’m worried about anything other than that?”
— Gruden discussed the mixed emotions he had while detailing one of the setbacks he faced in Washington “I can’t remember the last time all my guys played. It’s hard,” he told ESPN. “The majority of our payroll, we paid a lot of money and never had guys on the field. I don’t know if many other teams can say that with so many.”
— Browns coach Freddie Kitchens isn’t concerned after the team dropped to 2-3: “We are not panicking. We are going to line up and play the next game. There are 11 more.”
— Broncos receiver Emmanuel Sanders is impressed by Joe Flacco‘s performance in Denver despite the team’s disappointing start: “I watched the TV copy of the game and it said Joe is off to the best four-game stretch of his career. That speaks volume.”
— Raiders coach Jon Gruden thinks Vontaze Burfict has suffered enough already: “We want Burfict back,” he told reporters. He has already been punished. We hope he can return to playing soon.”
— Broncos cornerback De’Vante Bausby was taken off the field on a backboard Sunday and claimed he was unable to move for half an hour after he was hit: “I was never unconscious, I just couldn’t move, but I was still talking and everything. The doc, the neurologist said I was going to be fine and I just trusted that, and after about 30 minutes I was able to wiggle my toes and after a couple hours I was able to regain full mobility so I was straight, I was fine … They said I was paralyzed for 30 minutes, after 30 minutes I could wiggle my toes and after two hours I could move everything else.”
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