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Monday morning one-liners

Bills coach Dick Jauron said there are no plans to ditch the no-huddle even though the offense has struggled in preseason.

Dolphins coach Tony Sparano looks forward to seeing how QB Chad Henne bounces back after a poor performance against the Buccaneers.

Several Patriots players talked about the pitfalls of trying to do too much in effort to impress coaches during preseason.

The Jets waived LB Craig Kobel, S Nate Ness, QB Chris Pizzoti and WR Huey Whittaker in advance of Tuesday’s deadline to get rosters down to 75 players.

A game-high eight catches on Saturday showed how tough it is for linebackers trying to cover Ravens RB Ray Rice.

Bengals QB Carson Palmer did more work at practice Sunday, but still isn’t at full speed because of his sprained ankle.

Mary Kay Cabot of the Cleveland Plain Dealer argues that WR Josh Cribbs has proven he deserves a new contract from the Browns.

Two second-year Steelers — RB Rashard Mendenhall and WR Limas Sweed — have made strides during preseason.

Texans coach Gary Kubiak is curious to see how his team rebounds Monday night after a bad outing in their last preseason game.

Although he hasn’t played in the preseason because of an injury, QB Jim Sorgi remains the Colts’ backup quarterback.

Figuring out which wide receivers to keep will be difficult for the Jaguars because of how little they’ve seen of Mike Sims-Walker and Mike Thomas.

Mark Jones played for the first time in preseason, but his fumble on a kick return kept the Titans from feeling secure about their return game.

Chiefs coach Todd Haley was happy with what he saw from the team’s running game on Saturday.

Undrafted rookie DT Desmond Bryant was the rare Raiders player to earn praise from coach Tom Cable after Saturday’s loss.

Said Chargers defensive coordinator Ron Rivera of LB Shaun Phillips, “He’s become a much more well-rounded linebacker. He’s got the ability to play on
either side or in the middle. He’ s got some versatility, which is
a real asset for us as a defense.”

Cowboys coach Wade Phillips probably won’t choose a starting cornerback between Mike Jenkins and Orlando Scandrick until preseason is over.

The Giants hope that LB Antonio Pierce will be healthy enough to practice and potentially play in Thursday’s preseason game.

Eagles WR Jeremy Maclin left Sunday’s practice early after diving for a pass but doesn’t appear to be seriously hurt.

C Casey Rabach has stepped up to become the leader of the Redskins offensive line.

Lions WR Derrick Williams has been more impressive on offense than he’s been as a kick returner, which is the opposite of the way the team had it when they drafted him.

Said Packers CB Charles Woodson, “It is only preseason, but we’ve put
together some dominating quarters, a half last week. We feel good about
it. You don’t want to get too ahead of yourself, but we’re playing good
football.”

The battle for the backup quarterback job between Tarvaris Jackson and Sage Rosenfels will highlight the second half of the Vikings game on Monday night.

The Falcons are down to 75 players after parting ways with DT Jason Jefferson, DT Tywain Miles and LS Robert Shiver.

Said Panthers S Chris Harris of the team’s defense, “It’s something that needs to be fixed, and fixed soon.”

X-rays of Saints S Usama Young’s shoulder showed no damage, but it’s not clear when he’ll return to action.

WR Sammie Stroughter continues to impress his coaches and teammates with the Buccaneers.

Several members of the Cardinals expressed their frustration and disappointment with the way the the team has performed thus far.

Rams QB Marc Bulger threw for the first time since breaking his finger and said he felt OK after taking 21 tosses.

49ers WR Josh Morgan might not have done enough to hold off a challenge from WR Arnaz Battle for his starting job.

Danny O’Neil of the Seattle Times writes that it’s hard to be too effusive in praise for the Seahawks defense given the circumstances of the Chiefs game.               
  

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4 Responses to “Monday morning one-liners”
  1. darrius_heyward-bey-butterfingers says: Aug 31, 2009 11:13 AM

    I thought Mendenhall fumbled in this week’s game. He has a fumbling problem and he fumbled. No strides are being made if he is fumbling, because he cannot have the ball if he can’t hold onto it, unless coach tomlin can appreciate turning the ball over inside the other teams 30 yard line.

  2. mikeysoundtrack says: Aug 31, 2009 12:05 PM

    You think the Eagles might be setting Maclin (who obviously is not ready for the NFL) up for the IR list so they can keep all their receivers?

  3. CutlerIsACryBaby says: Aug 31, 2009 4:10 PM

    no broncos one-liner in there

  4. Josh Alper says: Aug 31, 2009 5:42 PM

    CutlerIsACryBaby – There’s five of them under the headline that reads “Broncos-Bears one-liners”

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