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Monday NFL film review

Times NFL writer Sam Farmer sorts through the best of Monday's film.

November 24, 2009
  • Cowboys receiver Roy Williams drops a pass between Redskins defenders Andre Carter and LaRon Landry in the first half Sunday.
Cowboys receiver Roy Williams drops a pass between Redskins defenders… (Larry W. Smith / EPA )

A common postgame response to questions after NFL games is, "I have to wait to see the film." Times NFL writer Sam Farmer sorts through the best of Monday's film review:


Eric Mangini, Cleveland coach, suggesting the Detroit Lions might have been manipulating the clock Sunday by being less than truthful about injuries:

"There were multiple, multiple, multiple injuries throughout our no-huddle process."


Jim Schwartz, Lions coach, on Mangini's


"He's way out of bounds on that. That couldn't be further from the truth. Both teams were running no huddle, and the officials did a very good job of standing over the ball, so there was

no need to do that."


LaRon Landry, Washington safety, on Dallas receiver Roy Williams, who appeared to hear footsteps and short-armed several passes coming his way:

"Yeah. I know he was [scared]. Y'all can quote it, too. Y'all can tell him right now, tell him I'm saying it. I can say it right now: yeah, he was scared. I told him he was scared."


Bill Belichick, New England Coach, to the Boston Globe, comparing the undefeated Indianapolis Colts and New Orleans Saints (this week's


"New Orleans I'd say is a little more balanced. They're both pretty good. But New Orleans is real good on defense and they're real good in the kicking game. They have no weaknesses that I can see. They're averaging, whatever it is,

40 points a game. They look pretty good to me."


Vonnie Holliday, Denver defensive end, on the Broncos' loss to the Chargers:

"We had issues with personal fouls and too much jaw-jacking around. We lost composure. That's probably what is so disheartening about this loss."


Marcus Spears, Dallas defensive end, on a heated sideline argument between cornerback Terence Newman and secondary coach Dave Campo:

"It's football, man. When we get into these meetings today we'll be laughing and joking with each other. I don't know

if you guys have

arguments at your respectful workplaces; if you do, just understand that it's just business if you know the guy."

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