Said Bills owner Ralph Wilson, “We want to hire a coach who wants to come to Buffalo and be a part of
the community, you know what I mean? We’re looking for a
guy with a lot of passion.”
The Dolphins signed DE/LB Brian Johnston, WR Ryan Grice-Mullen and six players — RB Tristan Davis, G Ray Feinga, WR Taurus
Johnson, WR Julius Pruitt, TE John Nalbone and S Nate Bess — from their practice squad to future contracts.
Although he hasn’t carried the ball since fumbling in Week 16, Patriots RB Laurence Maroney isn’t lacking confidence in his abilities.
Said Jets T Damien Woody, “We’re not satisfied with just getting to the tournament and bowing out.
We feel like we’re going to go all the way. That’s just our mind-set.”
Edward Lee of the Baltimore Sun writes that the window of opportunity for several Ravens veterans is closing.
Bengals QB Carson Palmer makes his first postseason appearance Saturday since injuring his knee against the Steelers in 2006.
Browns KR/WR Josh Cribbs will make the rounds of ESPN shows Monday, presumably to discuss his desire for a new contract.
Bob Smizik of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette doesn’t think the lack of a fullback is a big reason why the Steelers allow so many sacks.
The Texans could add another running back to compete with Steve Slaton and Arian Foster next season.
Several members of the Colts will spend this weekend watching their former teams play first-round playoff games.
Judging by playing time in the final game, DE Quentin Groves doesn’t have much of a future with the Jaguars.
RB LenDale White likes being a member of the Titans but he likes playing time more.
Broncos TE Richard Quinn has been cleared of all charges related to an accusation of domestic violence.
Said new Chiefs offensive coordinator Charlie Weis, “Philosophically, what Todd [Haley] has expressed to me coincides so closely
with how I see things in the big picture. This marriage seemed very,
very, very simple.”
Raiders CB Nnamdi Asomugha breaks down two of the best cornerback-wide receiver matchups of the Wild Card round.
Said Dan Fouts of former Chargers coach Don Coryell as a finalist for the Hall of Fame, “I mean, look around. Look at the 4,000-yard passers and the 123-catch
receivers. The game has changed. And you can trace it right back to Air
Coryell. Think about that.”
Gerry Fraley of the Dallas Morning News thinks the Cowboys defense resembles the Doomsday defenses of the past.
Ralph Vacchiano of the New York Daily News believes the Giants have to consider dropping RB Brandon Jacobs.
Saturday night’s playoff game brings a new round of scrutiny for Eagles QB Donovan McNabb.
Broncos running backs coach Bobby Turner won’t be joining Mike Shanahan with the Redskins.
The Bears will watch two of their former running backs square off in Saturday’s Jets-Bengals game.
Mike O’Hara of the Detroit News notes CB Leigh Bodden’s play with the Patriots and wonders if he gave full effort while with the Lions.
CB Jarrett Bush’s work on special teams has been curtailed so the Packers can expand his role in pass coverage.
Said Vikings defensive coordinator of S Jamarca Sanford, “He can hit. He’ll knock you out, which is what we want from a safety.”
Mark Bradley of the Atlanta Journal Constitution does some gloating about Jim Mora adding former Seahawks coach to his resume alongside former Falcons coach.
The Panthers’ 2010 schedule ranks as the 26th toughest in the league.
Said former Saints LB Rickey Jackson of being named a Hall of Fame finalist, “It means a lot to me for my other teammates I played with, because I feel like for any of those great players I played with to get in, I need to get in first. So it means a whole lot. It let’s me know now that they are starting to recognize me and look at me so now it can fall down to those other guys.”
TE Kellen Winslow was the only consistent threat in the Buccaneers passing game.
Cardinals DE Bryan Robinson called the Packers a rhythm offense and said the defense needs to disrupt that rhythm to win on Sunday.
KR Danny Amendola and P Donnie Jones helped lead improved Rams special teams units.
Matthew Barrows of the Sacramento Bee writes that while the 2009 49ers “teemed with desire, they were short on tact.”
Said former Seahawks coach Jim Mora of his firing, “I was extremely shocked. I just felt
like you take over a 4-12 team, and there’s obviously some work to be