I’ve never seen anybody break so many tackles. We thought he had silicone in his pants, the way we kept slipping off him.

— Keith Mallard, on tackling Lions running back Barry Sanders

Munson hasn’t done anything wrong. I’d bet my house on it.

— Joe Schmidt, Lions player and coach on Lions quarterback Bill Munson about a gambling inquiry

I never graduated from the University of Iowa, but I was only there for two terms

— Truman’s and Eisenhower’s

When Bobby said block, you blocked. When Bobby said, drink, you drank.

— Yale Lary, on the leadership of Lions quarterback Bobby Layne

It’s probably time to find a replacement for Bobby Layne.

— Jim Schwartz, Lions coach, about Matthew Stafford as the most highly rated Lions quarterback since Bobby Layne retired 51 years ago