Corey Simon Quotes

Corey Jermaine Simon (born March 2, 1977) is a former American college and professional football player who was a defensive tackle in the National Football League (NFL) for eight seasons. He played college football for Florida State University (FSU), earned consensus All-American honors, and was a member of a BCS National Championship team. The Philadelphia Eagles chose him with the sixth overall pick in the 2000 NFL Draft, and he played professionally for the Eagles, Indianapolis Colts and Tennessee Titans of the NFL. He was selected to the 2004 Pro Bowl.

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“He called me up and said, 'Corey, you know, listen, I'm going to let you go,' ... He knew that was a tremendous opportunity for me. And they were comfortable in the position that they were moving, getting some of those young guys in there. And from a business standpoint, it saves them some money. So there were no hard feelings. It was somewhat of a surprise because I had the tag on me all offseason.”

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“Dungy said. ''He's really a power player, a physical presence inside. He's much bigger than we've had inside.”

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“I didn't expect them to lift the tag. I had a great five years, and I enjoyed every minute of it.”

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“Simon told The Philadelphia Inquirer. ''I had a great five years, and I enjoyed every minute of it.”

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“We just need to take this step and move forward. We can't rest our head on what we did this week and then go out next week and not play well. We need to continue to improve.”

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“[Corey Simon would neither confirm nor deny a report that his agent, Roosevelt Barnes , had asked the Eagles to remove the franchise tag the team placed on the defensive tackle a few days after its Super Bowl loss to New England. Simon, has often said he wants to continue his career in Philadelphia. Now, he's not so sure.] It is my desire to play in Philadelphia, but I don't think there has been any interest on the Eagles' part to sign me to a long-term contract, ... I don't know if they have any desire to have me around.”

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“I didn't expect them to lift the tag, ... This gives me a chance to be a free agent, but I have mixed feelings. I'm going to miss the guys I played with there and the coaches I played under. I had a great five years, and I enjoyed every minute of it.”

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“Tonight was a great start for the defense. It's time for this defense to step up.”

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“My ego is not that big where I need to feel I'm the missing link to this defense or anything like that. We're playing together and playing as a unit. Guys in the system have gotten better, they're understanding the system more and we're playing assignment football.”

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“We knew if we could just get one big play we'd be OK. Cato got that interception and we turned it around from there.”

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“So often, our offense gets a lot of credit. They've done great things, but it's time for the defense to get a name for ourselves and play hard and be just as good as our offense.”

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“To hold a team out of the end zone for 60 minutes - anyone in this league - it's tough.”

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“Everybody wants to win and it's going to take everybody in this locker room to get it done. There's no one guy that's going to ever come in and change the atmosphere of the whole team. ... It's never a one-man show out there.”

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“This team is poised to make a big run starting with this week. We've not played a meaningful game in a month. Guys are just ready to get out there and play a meaningful game with title implications behind it.”

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“We just wanted to go out today and play a physical ballgame and show the world that we can do that when we need to.”

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