By Times staff writer
© St. Petersburg Times, published January 26, 2001
ROD WOODSON, DEFENSIVE BACK, ON HIS PLACE IN HISTORY: "I don't think about that. I'm thinking about the game. I'm thinking about playing Sunday. That (other stuff) is for later down the road."
WOODSON ON SUPER BOWL EXCITEMENT: "I appreciate it a little more because I'm a little older. But I think all the guys appreciate it. All these young guys, you see them with their video camcorders. I don't even have one. They gave us all one yesterday, so maybe now I'll start taping."
WOODSON ON WHETHER THIS MIGHT BE HIS LAST CHANCE TO WIN A SUPER BOWL: "It might be all the rookies' last chance. You never know."
WOODSON ON THE RAVENS' PASS RUSH: "I can't see a quarterback sitting back there a lot, with 5-10 seconds, patting the ball all over the place."
TONY SIRAUGSA ON WHETHER THE FINE WAS A DECENT PRICE TO PAY TO KNOCK OUT OAKLAND RAIDERS QUARTERBACK RICH GANNON: "Is there a fine (too expensive) to get into the Super Bowl? After 11 years and all the surgeries? I don't know if I'd trade my kid, but I'd have to think about it."
SIRAGUSA ON THIS WEEK'S SPORTS ILLUSTRATED, ON WHICH HE SHARES THE COVER WITH NEW YORK'S MICHAEL STRAHAN: "Man, if you get on the cover of SI, you've arrived. I never thought in a million years I'd make the cover. You usually see all these guys with square jaws and the cleft and svelte, why put this porky guy on?"
SIRAGUSA WHEN ASKED IF TRENT DILFER IS THE ACCIDENTAL QUARTERBACK, AS HE HAS BEEN REFERRED TO: "Whoever said that is an idiot."
PETER BOULWARE, LINEBACKER, HIS TEAM'S PLACE IN HISTORY: "We feel we have to win to be considered the greatest defense of all time."
RAY LEWIS, LINEBACKER, ON VISUALIZING WINNING A TITLE: "Winning, that's going to be very exciting, but what I visualize most is sitting there with my hand over my heart during the national anthem. ... That's when you know what you're here for."
LEWIS ON WHAT A BOOK ON THE RAVENS' SEASON WOULD BE TITLED: "Conquerors."
DEFENSIVE BACK CHRIS MCALISTER, ON WHETHER THE GIANTS WILL TRY TO SPREAD THE FIELD AND THROW: "We played the best offenses in Denver and Oakland and shut them down. So if that's what teams really think is the thing to do, I'd like to see them try."