Bills defensive line coach Bob Sanders is getting credit for turning up the team’s pass rushing heat.
The Dolphins plan to run right at Chargers DT Ogemdi Nwagbuo, the replacement for injured starter Jamal Williams.
Said Patriots RB Laurence Maroney, “They say go out there and block 30 times, I block 30 times. They say go
carry the ball 30 times, I’m going to carry the ball 30 times. If they
say just do kickoff returns, I’m just doing whatever they ask. I’m a
team player, I just want the victory.”
The Jets gave Fireman Ed, famous for leading the “J-E-T-S Jets Jets Jets” cheer, a game ball for the victory against the Patriots.
T Jared Gaither has recovered from the flu that’s been kicking around the Ravens locker room recently.
Bengals T Andrew Whitworth needs to handle Steelers LB James Harrison for the offense to be effective on Sunday.
Browns defensive coordinator Rob Ryan said that his over-aggressive playcalling was responsible for the loss to the Broncos. [Editor’s note: Hmmm. We didn’t know he was calling plays for the offense.]
Steelers RB Willie Parker is looking forward to playing on the fast FieldTurf of Paul Brown Stadium.
The Texans expect to have WR Kevin Walter in the lineup for the first time this weekend.
The Colts don’t hesitate when it comes to giving extensive playing time to young players.
A comment about not caring about fan frustration on Thursday had Jaguars coach Jack Del Rio backtracking on Friday.
Even though it might make QB Vince Young more useful, the Titans aren’t jumping on the Wildcat craze.
Brandon Stokely’s injury may lead to increased playing time for Broncos WR Brandon Marshall.
Chiefs DE Glenn Dorsey thinks he’s a better player this season because of the switch to a 3-4 front.
The Raiders promoted WR Jonathan Holland from the practice squad and he’ll return kickoffs on Sunday.
Chargers LB Kevin Burnett injured his knee in a practice collision with WR Buster Davis.
Cowboys owner Jerry Jones said that he isn’t concerned that the defense has yet to record a sack or a turnover this season.
Said new Giants S Aaron Rouse, “I am a great studier, I learn fast, I learn on the job very quickly,
but my main focus is making sure I do what is asked of me and
contribute where I can.”
Eagles coach Andy Reid said that Jeremy Maclin would start at wide receiver if Kevin Curtis can’t go on Sunday.
Until WR Malcolm Kelly makes teams pay for it, Redskins WR Santana Moss is going to see a steady diet of double teams.
David Haugh of the Chicago Tribune is cutting Bears RB Matt Forte some slack for his slow start.
Lions T Jon Jansen is excited about a chance to play against the Redskins, his former team, this weekend.
A setback at the end of Thursday’s practice has Packers DT B.J. Raji’s NFL debut in doubt.
Said Vikings defensive coordinator Leslie Frazier, “We feel like we have the two best tackling corners in the National Football League in both Antoine [Winfield] and Cedric Griffin, bar none.”
Said Falcons DE John Abraham of the Patriots, “They’re averaging 50 passes a game so the D-line definitely has to play
well because we’ve got to take a lot of pressure off our own defensive backs.”
Panthers TE Dante Rosario accepts that he isn’t always going to be a crucial part of the offensive attack.
Although WR Lance Moore is out of the lineup, Saints coach Sean Payton wouldn’t confirm that Rod Harper would be active and returning punts.
Newly signed Buccaneers S Corey Lynch idolizes former Buccaneers S John Lynch and wore his number 47 in college and with the Bengals during training camp.
The Cardinals plan to ignore Colts QB Peyton Manning’s hand signals at the line of scrimmage.
The Rams are pumping former Packers like WR Ruvell Martin and S Anthony Smith for information in advance of Sunday’s game.
WR Brandon Jones may suit up for the 49ers for the first time this weekend.
Mike Sando of ESPN.com thinks the Seahawks may be better served this weekend by the mobility of QB Seneca Wallace behind a makeshift offensive line.