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 Joe Theismann - “Martin seems to have a very, very good base of the quarterback position. I think the position looks like it's in pretty darn good hands.”
 Joe Theismann - “Today's helmets are a lot different. The league has really worked hard to protect the players from head injuries.”
 Joe Theismann - “He wanted those of us who have had some history here to talk about the pride we felt when we put the uniform on,”
 Joe Theismann - “When I can 10 or 11, my mom was the one out there catching passes for me. She was my prime receiver.”
 Joe Theismann - “This is a game, first and foremost. There was only one Vince Lombardi, and he died.”
 Joe Theismann - “No matter how great you are, the next great one is already sitting there waiting to take your place.”
 Joe Theismann - “I worked hard. I worked late. I went in early. I did everything I could to gain an advantage.”
 Joe Theismann - “I was always told that I was too small, too skinny, too slow, not tough enough, and I never ever believed what people told me.”
 Joe Theismann - “There are excellent football coaches out there, and excellent assistants that could do a good job. But it's going to take time. With Tice, you have an excellent football coach. I think he should be given a chance to come back and coach that football team.”
 Joe Theismann - “Guys there would never want to say they are rebuilding because they are competing. But the truth is they are totally retooling that operation.”
 Joe Theismann - “I think they have the foundation of a really good-looking football team. His (West's) first (offensive) unit is pretty good all the way around ... receivers, running backs, line, quarterback. I think the Tigers should be a fun football team to watch, they really should.”
 Joe Theismann - “He's away from the game for 12 years and we expect him literally to walk on water his first time back.”
 Joe Theismann - “He's playing the best football now. Maybe he doesn't get the records, maybe he doesn't have the yards or have the most touchdown passes, but from a game operational standpoint, I think Tom Brady throws the ball as well as anybody in football, manages the game as well as anybody in football, and has three rings on his fingers in the last four years, and he's a winner.”
 Joe Theismann - “I played one game, and one snap in the shotgun. I'm the only quarterback that ever did that for him. I tried to get him to incorporate it into our offense back then, so it took him eight more years and 12 years away from the game and one (year) back to realize maybe he should do it.”
 Joe Theismann - “It's really bittersweet. It's been such a privilege to work with Mike and Paul all these years, but I'm really looking forward to working with Al, too.”
 Joe Theismann - “Mike has grown a lot this year. Mike needs to be given a chance to create some stability and create some future. Right now, that organization lives day to day.”
 Joe Theismann - “We're a family at ESPN. For me, to take this property and move it to Monday night is a great honor.”
 Joe Theismann - “When they did Monday Night Football , it was all about three networks. You didn't have 600 choices. Today, the market share is smaller, but we still believe the product will be just as good.”
 Joe Theismann - “For me, Monday night still is the big night for football in the NFL. It's the last football game of the week and it's a showcase for all the players.”
 Joe Theismann - “People remember what they were doing the night my leg was broken.”
 Joe Theismann - “The Denver Broncos just aren't going to allow Kerry Collins to complete a pass in the middle of the field.”
 Joe Theismann - “Over the last three years, I found myself getting up in the middle of the night to go to the bathroom. After a while, I began to accept that going to the bathroom so frequently was simply part of aging after hitting 50.”
 Joe Theismann - “Believe me, those 20-some minutes make a difference. It's the difference between you falling asleep in the fourth quarter or being awake for the end of the game.”
 Joe Theismann - “When you can take a wide receiver and make him a nickel back, ... when you can take rookies and make them starters, when you can take free agents off the streets and win a world championship, that means the philosophy and the scheme is bigger than the players.”
 Joe Theismann - “Everybody knows it takes 49 players to make a team, but without Big John this would not be a championship squad.”

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