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Tuesday morning one-liners

Said Bills coach Dick Jauron, “Every game is the game.  Every game you’re playing for your
job
, every game you’re coaching for your job.  I really enjoy it. 
I’d enjoy it a lot more if we were winning obviously.”

Dolphins DE Phillip Merling is wearing a protective boot on his lower left leg because of an ankle injury but thinks he’ll be okay to play on Monday night.

Karen Gureigan of the Boston Globe thinks a return from LB Junior Seau makes a lot of sense for the Patriots.

Said Jets coach Rex Ryan of QB Mark Sanchez, “He’s gonna get them back.  He’s like a tiger.  He’s gonna come roaring
back.  There is no doubt.  I have 100 percent confidence in him, and I
have confidence in our football team.”

The Ravens are wondering if their reputation is influencing the number of roughing the passer penalties they receive from officials.

Bengals LB Rashard Jeanty had surgery on a dislocated finger in Cleveland on Sunday.

Browns coach Eric Mangini said he isn’t second-guessing his decision to start QB Brady Quinn in the first three games.

QB Ben Roethlisberger and the Steelers offensive linemen squared off with some WWE wrestlers on Monday night.

The Texans secondary is bracing for an aerial assault from the Cardinals.

Colts coach Jim Caldwell said the biggest challenge for the Colts right now is to avoid complacency.

The addition of an “explosive element” to the passing game pleased Jaguars coach Jack Del Rio.  [Editor's note:  In past years, the only "explosive element" came when Matt Jones cut his chili with moonshine.]

Titans coach Jeff Fisher defended coordinator Chuck Cecil against criticism that he’s to blame for the team’s struggles.

LB D.J. Williams deserves some credit for the improved play of the Broncos defense.

Chiefs RB Jamaal Charles’ talent makes him a useful player, but his habit of fumbling limits his effectiveness.

Paul Gutierrez of the Sacramento Bee pins the blame for the Raiders’ loss to the Texans on the offensive line.

Is a quiet offseason contributing to the Chargers struggles early this season?

Said Cowboys coach Wade Phillips, “Hopefully there won’t be many more losses, but I think it’s just the
mind-set of this team and the leadership on the team and the leaders
within each group.  I think we have a lot of solid guys.”

Trent Dilfer of ESPN thinks that the Giants have found a legitimate threat in WR Steve Smith.

Eagles G Todd Herremans has stopped using the scooter he needed to get around following foot surgery in late August.

Although the MRI of P Hunter Smith’s groin was “decent,” the Redskins will work out punters on Tuesday.

A strained MCL is expected to keep Bears RB Adrian Peterson out of the lineup for a couple of weeks.

Lions KR Adam Jennings remained in Chicago after suffering a “significant” ankle injury and may miss the rest of the season.

The Falcons are going to hold workouts with veteran defensive linemen Antwan Lake, Orpheus Roye, and Paul Spicer.

The Panthers are confident that S Chris Harris will be able to make his return to the lineup this weekend.

Saints defensive coordinator Gregg Williams said he wasn’t going to be a savior, but it’s hard to feel otherwise after the last two weeks.

Said Buccaneers WR Michael Clayton, “I’ve got to get more opportunities.  I’m a guy that can help this team win.  We’ve got to get our
players the ball.  Everybody needs more opportunities.”

Cardinals CB Domonique Rodgers-Cromartie said he welcomes being targeted by opposing offenses.

Rams coach Steve Spagnuolo wasn’t sure why RB Samkon Gado was in the game on a third-and-inches play Sunday instead of RB Steven Jackson. 

The 49ers may have a simple defensive scheme but that doesn’t mean it’s ineffective.

The Seahawks reversed their roster move from the weekend, re-signing FB Justin Griffith, and putting T Kyle Williams back on the practice squad.
      

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4 Responses to “Tuesday morning one-liners”
  1. ModHairKen says: Oct 6, 2009 11:08 AM

    Said Buccaneers WR Michael Clayton, “I’ve got to get more opportunities. I’m a guy that can help this team win.”
    Clayton dropped three balls. What an ass.

  2. realityonetwo says: Oct 6, 2009 1:56 PM

    I have nearly 100 percent confidence that Sanchez (186 YPG, 4 TDs, 5 INTs, rating of 71.2) is just a tad overrated.

  3. Citizen Strange says: Oct 6, 2009 2:27 PM

    QB Ben Roethlisberger and the Steelers offensive linemen squared off with some WWE wrestlers on Monday night.
    Why? ….. Were Jessica Simpson and Cabo all booked up? Way to make a joke out of being paid $10 million a year to play FOOTBALL you jackass. Save the grabassing around for the off season doofus.

  4. Pier588 says: Oct 6, 2009 3:57 PM

    “Clay Hands” Clayton is still dropping everything thrown his way while laughing all the way to the back to cash his game check.
    The Bucs have no clear cut #1 receiver – the closest one is Sammy Stroughter.

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