Bears' Robert Quinn on Being Open with the Media: A Man Has 'His Word and His Nuts'

Adam WellsJanuary 5, 2022

CHICAGO, IL - DECEMBER 20: Chicago Bears outside linebacker Robert Quinn (94) looks on during a game between the Chicago Bears and the Minnesota Vikings on December 20, 2021, at Soldier Field in Chicago, IL. (Photo by Robin Alam/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)
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Chicago Bears defensive end Robert Quinn has added another line to the list of all-time sports quotes. 

When asked about being so open with the media, Quinn explained a man only has "his word and his nuts" and "you don't wanna lose either" (starts at :30 mark):

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Quinn, in case that quote didn't make it clear, hasn't been shy about expressing himself to the media. He sounded off on the officiating after a Week 15 loss to the Minnesota Vikings when the teams were flagged for a total of 16 penalties. 

"Honestly, some of these calls are starting to get a little crazy," Quinn told reporters. "These refs seem like they're controlling the game a little too much. If a play is clean and they're throwing a flag over something that they thought they can change the game just by one flag, I mean, let guys play ball."

This season hasn't gone the way anyone with the Bears would have liked. They are entering Sunday's final game against the Vikings with a 6-10 record and will miss the playoffs for the ninth time in the past 11 seasons. 

Quinn has been one of the few bright spots for Chicago. The 31-year-old set a new franchise single-season record with his 18th sack in the fourth quarter of Sunday's win over the New York Giants.