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Saturday morning one-liners

Bills defensive coordinator Perry Fewell downplayed the fact that his defense gave up more than 300 yards rushing by saying that the Jets gained big yardage on two long plays.

Jason Ferguson is the latest link in a chain of strong Dolphins nose tackles.

Said Patriots DT Vince Wilfork of London, “We came here for one reason only and that’s to be 5-2 going back home.
We have to take care of business first. Like I said, if I like what I
see I’ll come back on my own time.”

The Jets are planning to change their blitz packages in order to avoid giving up big passing plays.

Peter Schmuck of the Baltimore Sun thinks that no one should panic as the Ravens were 3-3 after six games last season as well.

Three Bengals with ties to American Samoa — linebacker Rey Maualuga and defensive tackles Jonathan Fanene and Domata Peko — hosted a fundraiser to raise money for victims of the recent tsunami.

Browns defensive coordinator Rob Ryan has been able to keep his sense of humor despite a 1-5 record.

Steelers S Troy Polamalu may wear his knee brace during Sunday’s game.

Texans TE Owen Daniels has produced first downs on 68 percent of his catches this season.

Matt Williamson of Scouts Inc. and ESPN.com wonders if the Colts will be complacent after their bye.

Jury selection in the trial of the man accused of shooting former Jaguars T Richard Collier is scheduled to begin on Monday.

Titans DB Vincent Fuller hasn’t let a broken arm keep him from taking part in practice.

The Broncos have been able to avoid major injuries during their 6-0 start.

Said Chiefs QB Matt Cassel, “In terms of self-preservation, you just go out there and play the game,
you don’t really think about it while it’s happening. You just go and
try to play and if you get hit, it’s part of it.”

Raiders coach Tom Cable said he was humbled and thankful after authorities decided not to press criminal charges against him.

Third downs are proving to be a problem for both the Chargers offense and defense.

Cowboys RB Felix Jones was moving at full speed on Friday.

Domenik Hixon provided an instant boost to the Giants special teams upon returning to the role of kick returner last weekend.

Said Eagles CB Asante Samuel of complaints about his tackling, “I didn’t get signed here because I was a great tackler. Everybody [on the coaching staff] saw my film.”

Redskins P Hunter Smith expects to return to the field on Monday.

DE Adewale Ogunleye doesn’t think the Bears need help on the defensive line, but understands why they traded for DE Gaines Adams.

Lions TE Brandon Pettigrew hopes that he’ll be more productive following the bye week.

T.J. Lang realizes that his start at left tackle is a chance to show the Packers he can be a contributor to the team going forward.

Vikings TE Visanthe Shiancoe credits his success in the red zone with being prepared for all kinds of throws.

Falcons RB Michael Turner brushed aside suggestions that he’s slowing down.

If Panthers LB Thomas Davis can’t play because of a hamstring injury, Landon Johnson will start on the weakside.

The Saints are adamant that they won’t get caught in a trap game against the Dolphins.

With the Buccaneers in England, team owner Malcolm Glazer is hearing complaints from Bucs fans as well as supporters of Manchester United, the English soccer team he owns.      

The Cardinals are focused on protecting QB Kurt Warner against the Giants on Sunday.

The Rams are counting on S James Butler’s experience to help them slow down Peyton Manning and the Colts this weekend.

Mark Roman will return to the starting strong safety spot after the 49ers ruled Michael Lewis out with a concussion.    

The Seahawks are looking ahead to having CB Marcus Trufant and LB Leroy Hill back after the bye week.
       

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6 Responses to “Saturday morning one-liners”
  1. RumorMongering says: Oct 24, 2009 10:08 AM

    Asante is a world class pussy when it come to tackling. He didn’t get signed to tackle? I guess they signed him to act like a bobble head doll, throw his shoulders at air, and get 15 yard penalties. That’s not a lot of return on 55 million….

  2. Jon says: Oct 24, 2009 10:10 AM

    Of course Rob Ryan can keep his sense of humor… its not his side of the ball that keeps losing games….. The Browns would probably have one of the best defenses if they weren’t playing 55 mins a game

  3. Smush Rodrigez says: Oct 24, 2009 10:20 AM

    Hey Asante, that is why Sheldon Brown is the best corner on this team.
    PLEASE fix the logout issue. It tells you that you are logged in and then after you post a reply – it says comment submission error. Then you have to login (which was not available at first)…. and you lose your comment.

  4. GiantsDefenseRules says: Oct 24, 2009 11:17 AM

    “The Rams are counting on S James Butler’s experience to help them slow down Peyton Manning and the Colts this weekend.”
    Yes, because James Butler was SO good when he was on the Giants! I am sure Peyton is shaking in his boots! There’s a reason why they scrapped him for a 7th rounder, Michael Johnson.

  5. antneejay2 says: Oct 24, 2009 1:03 PM

    Asante has a valid point. If you don’t want players who can’t play the game, don’t sign them.

  6. SaintsBucsPanthersSUKK says: Oct 24, 2009 3:04 PM

    QUICK SOLUTION TO LOG-OUT ISSUE:
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