Tuesday morning one-liners

The Bills may return to QB Ryan Fitzpatrick for the season finale.

Dan Marino said that he thinks Dolphins QB Chad Henne will be a good one, but that he needs to improve on touch passes. 

Patriots coach Bill Belichick would only say he’d do what was best for his football team when asked about how much playing time he’d give starters in Week 17.

Said Jets coach Rex Ryan, “There’s very little credit that our football team’s given and that’s
unfortunate.  It bothers me a little bit.  You have
to earn everything you get in this league. Whether you’re playing
against a starter or backup, whatever.”

The Ravens haven’t been able to cure their problems with penalties under coach John Harbaugh.

Bengals C Kyle Cook said that the team feeds off of QB Carson Palmer’s leadership.

Browns president Mike Holmgren said he’s familiar with both Derek Anderson and Brady Quinn, but it’s too soon to make any long-term decisions about either quarterback.

Said Steelers T Willie Colon, “For the most part, we have nobody to blame but ourselves.  All we can do is what we can do right now, try to
put ourselves in a better position, and however it works out it works
out.  But at the end of the day, it’s our fault.”

Dominique Barber will miss the final game which means John Busing will be the Texans’ free safety against the Patriots.

The Indianapolis City Council is mulling a resolution condemning the Colts’ personnel decisions on Sunday.

Said Jaguars RB Maurice Jones-Drew of fan complaints, “No disrespect to the fans, but how many fans were here at the games?  I
don’t know how to respond to that.  It’s a tough business and we
understand that.  I think we’re on the right path.  It just didn’t happen
this year.” 

CB Nick Harper may miss the Titans’ finale because of a forearm injury.

Eleven of Broncos LB Elvis Dumervil’s 17 sacks have come on third down.

An offensive lineman, safety, or wide receiver could be options when the Chiefs make their first pick in the 2010 draft.

Cam Inman of the Oakland Tribune doesn’t think DE Richard Seymour has done much to help the Raiders this season.

Chargers RB LaDainian Tomlinson feels healthier than usual at this point in the season, something that he credits to RB Darren Sproles.

Special teams coach Joe DeCamillis flew home after undergoing an appendectomy and expects to be back to work with the Cowboys on Tuesday.

Said Giants coach Tom Coughlin of DE Osi Umenyiora, “He’s very much in our plans.  He’s a very important asset to our team.”

QB Donovan McNabb and C Nick Cole will be working overtime to gain chemistry so the Eagles can avoid bad snaps with Jamaal Jackson out for the season.

A torn muscle in his right foot will keep Redskins G Mike Williams out of this week’s game.

Lions coach Jim Schwartz didn’t offer any clues about Sunday’s starting quarterback.

CB Derrick Martin’s ankle injury could have a negative effect on the Packers’ kick coverage units.

With the Falcons out of the playoff race, they’ve turned over more playing time to rookies.

Panthers WR Steve Smith had surgery on his broken arm Monday.

Saints coach Sean Payton pointed to three third down plays that fell a yard short as the kind of thing that needs correcting before the playoffs.

The Buccaneers placed RB Earnest Graham and DT Jimmy Wilkerson on injured reserve.

Cardinals coach Ken Whisenhunt said he was less upset about how the offensive line played against the Rams after reviewing game tape.

With Mark Setterstrom injuring his triceps against the Cardinals, the Rams are down to two guards on their roster

49ers TE Vernon Davis likes his chances of landing a spot in the Pro Bowl.

Said Seahawks coach Jim Mora, “Effort is not an issue.  People are always going to bring up
the question of effort when you get beat bad.  That is not an issue, not
at all.”