"If [Ravens defensive tackle Brandon Williams] gets in the upper echelon, you have to move on, because [defensive tackle Michael] Pierce has been a very pleasant surprise. He's played well. [Defensive tackle Timmy] Jernigan's a different style of player, he's more of an up-field, penetrating guy. I don't think they're going to tie up $9 million a year on Williams with the cap money. I just don't see them doing that."
- Former Redskins/Texans general manager and current NFL Network analyst Charley Casserly Dec. 1 on Williams' pending free agency
"To know that I'm [head coach Mark] Turgeon's first recruit from Baltimore, that could lead to me building a pipeline to get other talent from Baltimore to come to Maryland. I know most of the younger talent, I think I'm somebody that most of the younger guys look up to. I would definitely embrace that challenge. I'm trying to persuade [Mount St. Joseph teammate Jalen Smith] to come to Maryland. I haven't contacted [John Carroll guard Immanuel Quickley] yet, but when I see him, I definitely will be putting that in his mind."
- Mount St. Joe forward/Maryland commit Darryl Morsell Nov. 7 on trying to get more Baltimore players to join the Terps
"I'll be honest with you. With Will [Worth], you always hope that your players play well, but Will has exceeded my expectations. He's played phenomenally this year. I've just been really happy [with] the way he's played, [especially] with a new offensive line. You always hope that [your guys] will play well, but I'm just really proud."
- Navy football coach Ken Niumatalolo Nov. 29 on quarterback Worth, who had to replace expected starter Tago Smith when he went out for the season during the Midshipmen's first game
"Let me just ask, who would you rather have: Joe Flacco or Ryan Mallett? Come on, let's get serious about the quarterback position. He's a Super Bowl-winning quarterback and the guy behind him is not ... not even close."
- Hall of Fame quarterback/CBS analyst Dan Fouts Nov. 18 upon finding out some Ravens fans still have complaints about Flacco
"I never turn my back on my people. My cousin still lives in Baltimore. One of my best friends that I grew up ... I still talk with him, he hits me up. We actually got into wrestling together. He decided to leave professional wrestling, I decided to pursue it, and he calls me every Monday. I'm always going to stay connected with my people in Baltimore. I caught up with [fellow Baltimore native] James Ellsworth in Scotland about two weeks ago, and we both looked at each other and we said, ‘Man, this is crazy.' I used to go see James Ellsworth [wrestle] when I was about 14, 15 years old."
- Baltimore native/WWE cruiserweight champion Rich Swann Nov. 17 on "Jobbing Out” talking about his rise and the rise of fellow Baltimorean and WWE star James Ellsworth
Issue 228: December 2016