NFL Chatter

Everything in this post is courtesy of one of my favorite sports sites, http://www.profootballtalk.com.

Chad Ochocinco (WR for New England Patriots):
“I’ll always be me,” he said. “But there’s a certain way the Patriots do it, and I’ve always been a chameleon, and I’m going to do it the Patriot way, which is win.”

Ochocinco said he had a pleasant chat with his new coach, Bill Belichick, and that he knows Belichick doesn’t want him to be quite as outlandish as he was in the past.

“Bill, we had our talk and without him having to saying anything, I’ll say, there’s no need for some of the things that have been before,” Ochocinco said.

Ochocinco said he has enjoyed his new teammates, noting that he’s keeping a close eye on Wes Welker to learn the Patriots’ offense. And he said he’s already comfortable with Belichick from previous meetings.

“They’ve welcomed me with open arms,” Ochocinco said. “I talked to coach Belichick, we had our normal talk, our normal chat like we do when I’ve played against them. It sort of went the same way. Other than that, I’m ready to rock and roll.”

Vince Young (Backup QB for Philadelphia Eagles):
In a move that could eventually be a nightmare for Philly fans, newly-arrived backup quarterback Vince Young has declared the Eagles to be a “Dream Team.”

“From Nnamdi [Asomugha] to [Dominique Rodgers-]Cromartie, to Jason [Babin] to myself,“ Young told the media on Saturday, according to Tim McManus of PhillySportsDaily.com. “I know they are going to do some more things. . . . It’s just beautiful to see where we’re trying to go.”

Joe Banner (President of the Philadelphia Eagles):
“It’s a scary term,” Banner said, per McManus, “but . . . somebody wrote the words ‘The Eagles are all in,’ and that’s how we look at it. We’re doing anything and everything we can, we’re being aggressive about it, and the expectations are high.”

Pete Carroll (Head Coach of the Seattle Seahawks):
Tarvaris Jackson and Charlie Whitehurst have matching two-year, $8 million contracts. Those deals implied competition for the starting quarterback job, but Pete Carroll indicated it won’t be a fair fight or a fight at all. Carroll named Jackson his starting quarterback on Saturday.

Peter King (Sports Illustrated’s senior NFL writer):

(You might want to read these from the bottom up, courtesy of Twitter)

* Congratulations to GB Packers Head Coach Mike McCarthy, he and his wife have been blessed with a newborn named Isabella.

Peter King
SI_PeterKing Peter King
… signing with Eagles gives him a better shot to win SB than signing with Jets, but in principal, I like a man not going for last buck.
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SI_PeterKing Peter King
I can tell you this with certainty about Nnamdi: He left significant money on the table elsewhere. I would argue with his opinion that …
Peter King
SI_PeterKing Peter King
Hey Mike McCarthy and wife: Congrats on the birth of your daughter Gabrielle. Been one heck of a 2011 for you so far, hasn’t it?
SI_PeterKing Peter King
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SI_PeterKing Peter King
4. If Samuel is traded–and he should be–the Eagles would prefer a significant player instead of high pick. They want to bulk up for ’11.
3. Dallas wasn’t a serious contender.
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Peter King
SI_PeterKing Peter King
2. Asomugha thinks the Eagles have a better chance to get to the Super Bowl than NYJ. He was passionate about their chances.
Peter King
SI_PeterKing Peter King
1. As I wrote on the SI blog, Asomugha wanted Philly, not the Jets, and certainly took less money to go there.
Peter King
SI_PeterKing Peter King
I have been out of pocket much of the night, but here are some things I now know about Nnamdi signing with Eagles:
Atl CB Dunta Robinson just told me, “That’ll be unbelievable, Revis and Nnamdi on one team. That’s why we had to get Julio.” Uh, check that.
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SI_PeterKing Peter King
3 pts from steamy Falc practice: OreSt RB Jacquizz Rodgers shows power, jukes … Very few mental errors … Julio Jones looks like 5yr vet.