"Most teams are happy to win ten games, get into the playoffs. But if you get into the mentality that anything less than winning the Super Bowl isn't good enough, your level of play gets to that level."
--Elvis Grbac, new Ravens quarterback, Washington Post GH: Is Elvis taking shots at his old teammates from 1,500 miles away? You bet -- read on.
"I knew what I had in Kansas City. Did I want to go back to rebuilding? Or did I want to get myself out in the market and see what happens? I think you have to take that chance. And that chance paid off for me." --Grbac, Washington Post GH: Let's dream a little ... okay, a lot. How sweet would it be to see Elvis bring his Ravens here in January for a playoff game?
"Elvis is a tremendous talent, but unless we [win the Super Bowl], the change didn't work." --Shannon Sharpe, Ravens tight end, on the Ravens' decision to dump Trent Dilfer for Grbac, Washington Post
"I don't know if [criticizing the quarterback] is ever justified, but that's just the expectation level of the quarterback position. It's not going to be a situation here where if I have a couple of negative things go against me or against the team, I'm going to go into the tank. I appreciate the expectations that people have of the quarterback." --Trent Green, the Chiefs' new quarterback, at the Chiefs' minicamp
"I know I can play with the big boys. I have on-the-field speed. I'm not a great forty runner, but when I get on the field, no one is going to catch me. No one has ever caught me before." --Snoop Minnis, the Chiefs' third-round draft pick, at the team's minicamp
"This offense is as wide open as the offense we ran at Florida State. That's what's making it easy for me to pick up. The plays are similar: The routes we run are similar, so it's easy for me." --Minnis, on the Chiefs' new offense
"Maybe for the time being, until [the Yankees] start to look like themselves again, they should just petition Commissioner Selig for more games with the Royals." --Mike Lupica, columnist, New York Daily News