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Monday morning one-liners

Jerry Sullivan of the Buffalo News thinks it is time for the Bills to part ways with RB Marshawn Lynch.

Armando Salguero of the Miami Herald spoke to Patriots DT Vince Willfork about the possibility of coming to play for the Dolphins next season.

The Jets expect to have P Steve Weatherford back after missing Saturday’s game with an irregular heartbeat.

Said Bengals QB Carson Palmer, “I don’t think we’re thinking about next season at all. We didn’t expect to be in the situation that we
are in right now. It’s going to take some time to get past it from the
expectations that we had for ourselves and the way things worked out.”

John Campanelli of the Cleveland Plain Dealer looks back at a decade of empty promises made by the Browns.

Bobby April met with Steelers coach Mike Tomlin Sunday about the team’s opening at special teams coach.

The Texans signed DE Pannel Egboh, C Brett Helms, DE Jesse Nading, G Adam Stenavich and LB Darnell Bing to future contracts.

Said Colts QB Peyton Manning of facing the Ravens, “I think against these guys you have to be aggressive and patient, which you say are kind of two opposites, but I believe in that. You know there can be some negative plays. You hope your negative plays, though, are throwaways, not turnovers, not game-changing plays where you put your team in a tough situation.”

Is Jaguars coach Jack Del Rio a candidate for the USC head coaching job?

Titans RB Chris Johnson hopes to turn his 2,000-yard season into endorsement money.

Dave Krieger of the Denver Post takes issue with the Broncos’ decision to stick with QB Kyle Orton.

A comparison between Chiefs QB Matt Cassel and former Chiefs QB Tyler Thigpen doesn’t come out all that well for the current starter.

David White of the San Francisco Chronicle weighs the pros and cons of keeping Tom Cable as Raiders coach.

Said Chargers C Nick Hardwick of the Jets, “They’re a tough, gritty team. They play hard football. They like to hit and be hit. We’ve got a challenge.”

With 14 penalties on Saturday night, the Cowboys became the most penalized winning playoff team since 2002.

There could be more changes coming for the Giants coaching staff.

With the season over, Eagles CB Sheldon Brown returns to his familiar contract issues.

Jason Reid of the Washington Post suggests Redskins coach Mike Shanahan consider Sherm Smith and Stump Mitchell as in-house options for running backs coach. 

Rick Morrissey of the Chicago Sun-Times thinks Bears coach Lovie Smith is greasing the skids for his own departure if he hires old pals for the coordinator jobs.

After a strong rookie year on special teams, Lions LB Zach Follett feels ready for a bigger overall role next season.

Said Vikings DE Jared Allen, “We’ve been focused on them. I think it was kind of inevitable that we were
playing Dallas.”

Falcons owner Arthur Blank, G.M. Thomas Dimitroff and coach Mike Smith will address the state of the franchise on Monday afternoon.

Steve Reed of CarolinaGrowl.com writes that while Panthers coach John Fox may be free to leave, there’s no place for him to go.

Said Saints LB Scott Fujita of the Cardinals, “Obviously that offense looks like it’s firing on all cylinders. I’ve
always had a tremendous amount of respect for Kurt [Warner]. He’s a
classic rhythm quarterback. He always plays well when guys are playing
good around him, he’s always played well in the postseason. They’ve
played well when they’re the underdogs. So they’ve got a lot of things
going for them.”

The Buccaneers didn’t have any comment on S Jermaine Phillips’s arrest beyond that they’re monitoring the situation.

Alvin Reed of the St. Louis Globe-Democrat isn’t into the idea of the Rams signing QB Michael Vick.

Matt Maiocco of the Santa Rosa Press Democrat looks at what the future might hold for the 49ers offensive line.

In light of Pete Carroll’s hiring as the coach of the Seahawks, the Wall Street Journal recounts the poor history of college coaches jumping to the NFL.

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2 Responses to “Monday morning one-liners”
  1. .VoxVeritas says: Jan 11, 2010 12:07 PM

    “With 14 penalties on Saturday night, the Cowboys became the most penalized winning playoff team since 2002.”
    Many of the best teams of the 2009 season were also the most penalized teams. But 14 in one game is sorta going overboard, though many of them were of the nature of back-and-forth bad blood garbage with the 0-3gles.
    Packers #1 with 118 penalties
    Ravens/Cowboys/0-3gles tied for 3rd with 115
    Bengals 6th/114
    Cardinals 7th/108
    Vikings 9th/101

  2. AirlineGuy says: Jan 11, 2010 1:07 PM

    Most penalties ever by a winning team in the playoffs and they still stomped Philly a new one.
    Eagles must be REALLY bad.

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