NFL Kickoff Edition “They said what?” Sports Quote Game


Who from the NFL ranks uttered these depressing words? It’s the NFL Kickoff edition of “They said what?” sports quote game. We can’t all be winners, and this quote is for losers.

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The rules at Seesaw Sports are simple: Player 1 presents Player 2 with a sports quote.

– The quote can be about sports
– Can be said by a famous sportsman
Can be both about sports and said by a famous sportsman, but NEVER neither one

The quote is given, along with three hints as to who said it. Player two then responds with their guess. A correct answer is worth one point for player two. An incorrect guess is worth one point for player one.

After three rounds, Todd is ahead 4 points to Dan’s 2 points.
Will the NFL help even the score? “They said what?”



Its NFL Kickoff week, so let’s celebrate with quotes from the game’s brightest minds. A lot of teams are going to fail this season, and this quote sums it up nicely.

Your quote:

“We can’t run. We can’t pass. We can’t stop the run. We can’t stop the pass. We can’t kick. Other than that, we’re just not a very good football team right now.”


Hint one: This person was both an NFL player and coach.


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Hint two: He is now retired from the sport.


Patrick Willis announces his retirement from the 49ers during a press conference at Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara, Calif., on Tuesday, March 10, 2015. Willis is a six-time All-Pro and seven-time Pro Bowl selection as a linebacker. He spent his entire eight year NFL career with the 49ers. (Gary Reyes/Bay Area News Group)

(via Gary Reyes/Bay Area News Group)


Hint three: He never had a winning season as a head coach.

Who said it?


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The hints you supplied for this quote help narrow down the scope of choices nicely. It’s obviously an NFL head coach who no longer practices the trade. There are a few past NFL head coaches that immediately spring to mind when fun sound bites are concerned. Names such as Dennis Green, Marty Schottenheimer and Herm Edwards pop up in terms of guys now out of the league.

I know Schottenheimer had his struggles, but I can safely say he had multiple winning seasons over his career so he is out. The same goes for Green, who I’m also not sure ever played in the NFL himself.

As for Edwards, I know for a fact he was an NFL player and coach. I know he is know retired. I also know he coached two poor football teams in the Jets and the Chiefs. It seems plausible enough that he never had a winning season. Herm Edwards was also the master of the entertaining coach quote. He is my answer.



That’s an excellent guess, but Herm Edwards is the wrong answer. This player/coach had the privilege to coach the same team he once played for, the Cincinnati Bengals. He also coached the New York Jets for one odd season in which they made the playoffs at 8-8. It was his only playoff appearance as a coach, a first round loss to the Oilers.

The former NFL head coach and player who uttered these pessimistic words was Bruce Coslet. He never had a winning season, but this quote will forever live in infamy.


Score after 3.5 rounds:
Todd – 4 points
Dan – 3 points



Dan Salem is Lead Editor, Staff Writer, and Featured Vlogger at BuzzChomp. He’s also Staff Writer for NFL Spinzone and a New York Jets Analyst for Pro Football Spot. Follow him on Twitter, Facebook, Google+, or Instagram.

Todd Salem is a Contributing Editor at BuzzChomp. He’s also a Staff Writer for NFL Spinzone, a Featured Columnist at Bleacher Report, and an Analyst for Tipster Labs, among others. Follow him on Twitter.



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