"There’s no question we do have some young guys, some guys that don’t take every advantage of their situation, and we do need grow up in a number of areas. We do need to mature and become professionals, and that’s something that can happen from where we are."
- Carson Palmer. November 5th, 2006. Post game press conference
"I think we have some guys who have their own agenda and when you try to something team oriented I think that’s a detriment," Simmons said. "We’ve got some guys more concerned about their well being than the well being of the team and that’s not a good thing. Everybody’s got an agenda, but they can’t be a selfish one, and think we’ve got a lot of selfishness going on."
- Brian Simmons. November 6th, 2006.
"Stuff is not going the same way it did last year, to where I can come out and be bold," he said. "We're not playing bold. We're not playing aggressive. So I can't be aggressive. I've got to feel it. I can't come up and say, 'Man, we're going to go out and torch these guys,' and we go 75 plays in the game and have one explosive play. We're just not the aggressor right now."
- Chad Johnson. October 18th, 2006.
"We have to call it and they have to trust us as receivers," Johnson said. "The quarterback has to trust his receivers to make the plays for him, regardless of what they line up in. We can’t allow teams to dictate what we can do. We need to start dictating what we want to do."
- Chad Johnson. October 18th, 2006
"Four (catches) - that sucks. You have your best player, and you can't even get him the (expletive) ball. I just go out there and get the job done. But now, all of a sudden, there is a problem this year. How many catches did I get? Four. That (expletive) sucks, too. When Christmas comes around, I might as well be a hood ornament. Because all I've been so far is a decoration - a decoration sitting out there all pretty, ready for people to jump on.
- Chad Johnson. November 5th, 2006.
"A lot of games we lose is for that reason," Johnson said of the Bengals' offensive scheme that featured more passing and less running as the game developed. "You line up and play football. Its real simple. We make it real complicated. We should have beaten this team like the other teams we lost to. I don't know what to say. Whenever my number is called, I'm going to play hard, for four quarters, 60 minutes. Today, I only played for one quarter."
- Rudi Johnson, October 29th, 2006.
"We've got a 1,400-yard back, but we're not a running team," Anderson said. "Do the coaches respect our toughness, when we don't? You finish the statement."
Willie Anderson, October 29th, 2006.