Sunday morning one-liners

RB Fred Jackson has become a forgotten man in the Bills offense since Marshawn Lynch’s return.

Dolphins coach Tony Sparano said he expects CB Nate Jones to be a mentor for rookie starters Vontae Davis and Sean Smith.

The reconstruction of the Patriots secondary has gone well thus far.

Jets P Steve Weatherford, who has pulled off two successful fake punts this year, was clocked at 4.45 in the 40 while in college.

Bob Blubaugh of the Carroll County Times stops short of calling Sunday’s game a must-win for the Ravens, but writes that it is darn close.

Bengals WR Chad Ochocinco told a crowd at a book signing on Saturday that he was going as Chad Johnson for Halloween.

Said Browns offensive coordinator Brian Daboll, “It’s not all Derek [Anderson] by any stretch, but I think if we can get those easy
quick completions
and get it into the hands of our playmakers a little
bit earlier, it puts you on a better track offensively.”

A new biography tells the story of Steelers LB James Harrison’s rough childhood and ascent to NFL stardom.

The Texans will try to buck the unhappy history of Houston teams in Buffalo on Sunday.

Colts QB Peyton Manning has been sacked twice this season and hit just 14 times.

Said Jaguars coach Jack Del Rio, “We’re a team that’s capable, a team that’s improving, a team that’s
committed and having fun. Really, I don’t
think you should put a ceiling on us, and I don’t think you should put
a floor on us. You’ve just got to let it play out. I really think
anything is possible.

Titans S Michael Griffin said that he used the bye week to take care of some personal problems that were affecting his play this season.

Broncos players have responded well to the emotional reactions of coach Josh McDaniels this season.

The Kansas City Star selected its 50th anniversary Chiefs team including QB Len Dawson, WR Otis Taylor and DE Neil Smith.

Several Raiders players believe they are seeing signs that QB JaMarcus Russell is starting to “get it.”

Chargers LB Tim Dobbins has done a fine job of stepping in as a starting linebacker in Kevin Burnett’s absence.

Tim Cowlishaw of the Dallas Morning News writes that the only thing that matters for the Cowboys is their record.

Giants P Jeff Feagles is trying to balance getting distance on his punts with keeping the ball away from Eagles PR DeSean Jackson.

In 10 career games against the Giants, Eagles DE Trent Cole has 58 tackles, seven sacks and an interception return for a touchdown.

Redskins DE Renaldo Wynn saw the humor in being released, re-signed, released and finally re-signed again in an 11-day span.

Bears LB Brian Urlacher doesn’t think his absence is the reason for the team’s defensive struggles.

Said Lions RB Kevin Smith, “I feel rejuvenated. I feel like I’ve got 10 games to prove
myself to the organization and the rest of the people around the league.”

Police in Green Bay are bracing for a busy Sunday at Lambeau Field.

Bob Sansevere of the Pioneer Press writes that for all of the focus on QB Brett Favre, the Vikings are really playing for the NFC North on Sunday.

Falcons RB Aaron Stecker will be in uniform against his former Saints mates on Monday night.

Poor kick coverage might be the cause of Panthers K Rhys Lloyd’s drop in touchbacks.

Prices on the secondary market have been surging for the Saints this season.

QB Josh Freeman didn’t have much practice time with the Buccaneers offense this week.

Cardinals WR Steve Breaston thinks the Cardinals need to prove that they don’t let down when playing as favorites.

Said Rams DT Clifton Ryan of the team’s 17-game losing streak, “I’m not keeping track. I know you guys are. But we need a win for the city, for ourselves,
for the franchise, for our head coach — so he can get his first
professional win as a head coach. They say winning cures all, and we
need a win, desperately.”

At almost every key position on both sides of the ball, the 49ers are starting guys drafted by G.M. Scot McCloughan.

Seahawks S Lawyer Milloy will be across the field from his high-school teammate Cowboys QB Jon Kitna on Sunday, although neither player figures to be playing a key role in the proceedings.

1 responses to “Sunday morning one-liners

  1. The Falcons’ running backs have been dropping like flies the last few weeks: speedy change of pace back Jerious Norwood is fragile & beastly blocker FB Ovie Mughelli is gonna miss his 3rd game (most likely) and the bruising back-up Jason Snelling who had some good runs at Dallas is gone too. Michael Turner has had an overall poor season except for the 49ers game and only Verron Haynes and Aaron Stecker are around to help out. Yeesh.
    The running game still needs to find a way to grind it out on the ground and avoid the shootout against the Saints passing attack Monday night. Letting Matt Ryan force the issue passing versus the Cowboys trying to play catch-up didn’t work. The first 10 minutes of the Dallas game was nice to watch on the long opening drive, but needs to be sustained. Two tight end sets, blitz LB’s and corners, throw it all out there damn it. Can’t stand a painful blowout while dropping 3 games back in the division early on November.
    The front four of the Saints D-line is overrated with the Bookend Bobsy Twins, the Starcaps Sisters: Will Smith and Charles Grant, phoning it in since the big payday. High motor DT Sedrick Ellis is injured and a huge loss for them. They’ve been able to play comfortably playing from ahead, Miami wideouts suffering from the dropsies was the Saints sole saving grace.Hit them square in the mouth here and as the game progresses they will weaken. Baker, Blalock, McClure, crazy Dahl, & Clabo need to bitchslap them like Tom Cable on a blind date.
    Falcons 31, Saints 28
    Thanks Jason Elam!

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