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Saturday morning one-liners

Said Bills WR Terrell Owens, “If you’re a defensive coordinator, who do you stop? Me? Lee [Evans]? Marshawn Lynch, our running back? Freddy Jackson? Who do you stop? But success really depends on the guys up front. If they can protect our quarterback, we’ll be successful.”

Dolphins DE Philip Merling said it will be hard to be without the mentoring of DE Vonnie Holliday this season.

The Patriots lived and died with yards after the catch during the 2008 season.

The Jets released their training camp schedule so fans know which of three venues they’ll be at on each day.

The Ravens have sold out regular season tickets for the 2009 season.

Former quarterbacks Ken Anderson and Boomer Esiason will join former WR Isaac Curtis, former T Anthony Munoz and franchise founder Paul Brown as the inaugural Bengals Hall of Famers.

The Browns will be counting on S Brodney Pool to lead a deeper secondary. 

Fort Wayne, Indiana will be putting up signs celebrating former Steelers CB Rod Woodson as a hometown boy at the entrances to the town.

Said Texans coach Gary Kubiak of TE Anthony Hill, “He’s caught the ball really well. I think that’s kind of been a surprise for us.”

Colts S Antoine Bethea thinks last season’s injuries will serve to make this year’s secondary a deeper and better group.

Jaguars T Eugene Monroe expressed optimism about getting signed in time for camp.

Gary Estwick of the Tennessean is asking his readers to name five Titans plays they wish never happened.

DT Chris Baker is working hard to cut weight as part of his attempt to make the Broncos.

Ross Tucker of SI.com criticizes the Chiefs for giving QB Matt Cassel a long-term contract.

The Honolulu Star-Bulletin profiles Raiders C Samson Satele with an emphasis on his years in Hawaii.

Chargers rookie LB Larry English was named to the Mid-American Conference All-Decade team.

Rick Gosselin of the Dallas Morning News says that the Cowboys don’t need to have an elite wide receiver to win.

Giants QB Andre’ Woodson’s main goal for the 2009 season is making the team.

Is Brian Westbrook still the key to the Eagles offense?

Paul Tenorio of the Washington Post likes the Redskins’ decision to take DE Jeremy Jarmon in the supplemental draft

The Bears may add a pass rusher before they go after a wide receiver.

LB Julian Peterson makes the Lions defense both more respectable and more versatile.

Safety was the driving force behind the Packers’ decision to move their practice field.

Solomon Wilcots of NFL.com isn’t sure Brett Favre offers enough upside to the Vikings.

The Falcons aren’t looking to make any big changes to the way they use their running backs.     
Panthers WR Marcus Monk credits basketball with preparing him for a second chance at the NFL.

Keeping the same linebackers could keep the Saints from realizing defensive improvement.

The Buccaneers are hoping that the youth of coach Raheem Morris and G.M. Mark Dominik is offset by the experience they gained working for other coaches.

Adam Schein of FoxSports.com isn’t ready to jump off of the Cardinals bandwagon.

The Rams front office is hosting an event next Friday to discuss the offseason with fans.

The 49ers will have more swagger at cornerback than they’ve had in the last few years.  

DT Brandon Mebane may be an answer to the Seahawks’ pass rush problems.   

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6 Responses to “Saturday morning one-liners”
  1. Bob Nelson says: Jul 18, 2009 9:36 AM

    No mention of the game last night!
    Calgary stomped Toronto.
    I cannot believe that PFT chooses to be willfully ignorant of Canadian Football.

  2. mvlonergan says: Jul 18, 2009 10:51 AM

    The Pats and Chiefs one liners tie together nicely. As a fan of the game I’d love to see Cassel succeed because it would be a great story (college backup becomes franchise QB before the starter, Leinart, does). However, he benefited immensely from a sound o-line, exceptional receivers, and a dedication to the run. I’d be surprised if Cassel has an above average year.

  3. mnmaverick says: Jul 18, 2009 11:13 AM

    Does Wilcots think Toodles and Sage can out-perform Brett Favre?
    If not, he doesn’t have much to talk about.

  4. mnmaverick says: Jul 18, 2009 11:18 AM

    Said Bills WR Terrell Owens, “If you’re a defensive coordinator, who do you stop? Me? Lee [Evans]? Marshawn Lynch, our running back? Freddy Jackson? Who do you stop? But success really depends on the guys up front. If they can protect our quarterback, we’ll be successful.”
    —————————————————————-
    He forgot this part…
    “But if they can’t protect our QB, I’ll throw a season long snit and be a cancer in the locker room like I was with the Niners, Eagles, and Cowboys.”

  5. Indyeagle says: Jul 18, 2009 1:03 PM

    I find it hilarious that Cowboys fans have been saying for years and years that they aren’t worried about Philly because we have “no receivers”. Now, when the roles are reversed, they have writers saying they don’t need receivers to win! That is great. I agree with it, but just like everything else that comes out of the mouths of most Cowboys fans, it has been proven to be crap.
    Adios.

  6. VoxVeritas says: Jul 18, 2009 5:02 PM

    “Now, when the roles are reversed”
    The roles aren’t reversed. The Eagirls still don’t have any receivers. Just Westbrook, and he’s as fragile as a porcelain doll.
    In limited time last season, third-stringer Patrick Crayton and second string TE MartyB each caught more TD passes than anybody on the Eagirls not named Westbrook and they were only one behind him. Miles Austin caught as many TD passes as any Eagirls WR did and he only played in 7 games.

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