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What they said after Sunday's games

October 20, 2009|Sam Farmer

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:

Jared Allen, Vikings defensive end, responding on FoxSports.com to comments by Baltimore Ravens rookie tackle Michael Oher that "there's nothing really special" about the Minnesota defensive star:

"That's just a rookie trying to build his self-confidence up. Besides, you lost and your quarterback spent his whole day on the back of his head until the fourth quarter. That guy will watch film today and realize. Everybody else in the world saw me abuse him."

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Tom Cable, Oakland Raiders coach, on the team's second victory:

"Let's develop a team and an organization that has struggled to win the last few years. You don't just flip a switch and do that overnight. You don't wake up the next day and everything is rosy. There's a process to get there."

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Andy Reid, Philadelphia Eagles coach, on why his team didn't try the wildcat formation with Michael Vick in the loss to the Raiders. Vick was in for two plays:

"There are certain weeks that that's going to be used, certain weeks it won't be used. We just didn't get to it this week."

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Eli Manning, New York Giants quarterback and New Orleans native, on his first game at the Superdome -- a 48-27 loss to the Saints:

"It's not the way I imagined it."

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Ralph Wilson, Buffalo Bills owner, on the 16-13 win over the New York Jets:

"The only stat that matters is the W. All things considered, for a lot of the heat that our coaches have been taking, guys getting injured, adversity comes in a variety of ways. It's how you respond to it."

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Hines Ward, Pittsburgh Steelers receiver, on quarterback Ben Roethlisberger:

"We're putting the ball in his hands. When you talk about the elite, he's right up there."

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Jeff Fisher, coach of the 0-6 Tennessee Titans, after a 59-0 loss at New England:

"I'm not in any kind of survival mode or worried about my job. . . . I have a good coaching staff. I've got tremendous confidence in my coaching staff and tremendous confidence in my players we're going to get this turned around."

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