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Tuesday morning one-liners

Bills G.M. Buddy Nix is targeting an offensive-minded head coach (Chan Gailey is suddenly the favorite) because Buffalo’s offense has ranked in the bottom eight of the league for seven straight seasons.

Defensive coordinator candidate Mike Nolan’s interview with the Dolphins is expected to take place no later than Wednesday.
Patriots Football Weekly blogger Andy Hart senses a power shift taking place in the AFC East, with the crown passing from New England to New York.
According to the Elias Sports Bureau, Jets RB Shonn Greene is the first player in NFL history to rush for 125-or-more yards and a touchdown in his first two playoff games.
Ravens NT Kelly Gregg played through a partially torn labrum for the entire 2009 season, and now will have surgery.
Bengals futures contract signee Mike Mickens, a cornerback from the University of Cincinnati, was considered a potential first-round prospect before tearing his meniscus toward the end of his final college season.
New Browns G.M. Tom Heckert says the “draft is the top priority” as his team enters an offseason that may involve makeover on both sides of the football.
Steelers director of football operations Kevin Colbert considers the team’s 9-7 finish “a failure,” adding “we did some good things, but not enough.”
Texans coach Gary Kubiak intends to have 2009 fifth-round pick James Casey focus on one position this offseason, instead of shuttling him around between fullback and tight end as was the case in his rookie year.
Colts coach Jim Caldwell called WR Pierre Garcon’s strip of Ravens FS Ed Reed after an interception in the divisional round a play that “epitomizes the type of effort our guys put forth.”
The Jaguars’ scouting staff is in Orlando, FL this week for the East-West Shrine Game practices and scrimmage.
Titans broadcaster Mike Keith took home the 2009 Tennessee Sportscaster of the Year Award — his third straight and eighth in 11 seasons as voice of the Titans.
Jim Armstrong, of the Denver Post, points out that the Broncos’ front seven remains a weakness after now-departed defensive coordinator Mike Nolan’s mostly successful one-year stint.
Chiefs TE Leonard Pope gave the team some stability as a blocker and red-zone receiving presence after signing on September 29 as a free agent.
Ex-Raiders RB Napoleon McCallum, whose career ended on a devastating leg injury in 1994, is hoping to participate in a half-triathlon in the near future.
Chargers RB LaDainian Tomlinson’s “Electric Glide” video served as motivation for Jets players in the divisional round, with DE Shaun Ellis saying it seemed like L.T.’s own version of the Super Bowl Shuffle.
Cowboys restricted free agent SS Gerald Sensabaugh says he “doesn’t want to play the market” and would prefer a long-term contract extension to stay in Dallas.
Construction of the Giants’ new home, Meadowlands Stadium, is about 90 percent complete.
If Eagles RB Brian Westbrook’s playing days are over as is widely believed, he’ll finish with statistics that will likely fall short of earning him a place on Canton.
Redskins QB Jason Campbell says new head coach Mike Shanahan is already watching film and “understands a lot of the reasons why we struggled as an offense” in 2009.
Deceased DE Gaines Adams’ Bears teammates praised Adams’ work ethic after he came to the team in an October trade from Tampa Bay.
Lions coach Jim Schwartz admits he’ll need to scale back his temper in order to be successful going forward.
Packers ILB Nick Barnett led the team in tackles and tackles for a loss, but also missed tackles with 13 during the ’09 regular season.
Sunday’s divisional-round victory over the Cowboys was the first playoff win of Vikings DE Jared Allen’s career.
Falcons FB Ovie Mughelli has reportedly hired a lawyer to fight allegations that he once had a homosexual relationship with Francois Sloan, a 36-year-old hairstylist from Jersey City.
Panthers WRs coach Richard Williamson, who retired on Monday, guided nine different pass catchers to 16 1,000-yard seasons and five Pro Bowls during his 15-year stint in Carolina.
Saints FS Darren Sharper says the confidence of New Orleans’ defense is up after the unit held the Cardinals to just 14 points in the divisional round.
The Buccaneers aren’t the only pro sports franchise in Tampa Bay dealing with some sort of monetary or competitive struggle.
The Cardinals signed eight players to future contracts on Monday, including former LSU linebacker Ali Highsmith.
Jeremy Bates will be the Seahawks’ earning All-NFL Team honors from Pro Football Weekly and the Pro Football writers of America on Monday.
Rams WRs coach Charlie Baggett has left the team in favor of taking the assistant head coach position at the University of Tennessee under Derek Dooley.
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7 Responses to “Tuesday morning one-liners”
  1. 4ever19 says: Jan 19, 2010 9:12 AM

    “Patriots Football Weekly blogger Andy Hart senses a power shift taking place on the NFC East, with the crown passing from New England to New York.”
    Huh? Mayhap AFC East? And the preposition should be “in” not “on.”

  2. SaintsBucsPanthersSUKK 2.0OH! says: Jan 19, 2010 9:39 AM

    There is NO EFFIN’ WAY Ovie Mughelli did the slip n’ slide with some dude, he’s all man, & plays for only one team. SLANDER SLANDER! or is that LIBEL, LIBEL!? This Frenchy “Francois” may “tink” it’s “FANTABULOUS! (spoken with a feathery lisp)” to besmirch somebody because of rejected and unrequited physical & emotional scooba dooba but that kind of accusation ain’t gonna fly ’round here. No sir. Ovie will fight this hard all the way to a satisfactory conclusion. Out.

  3. mustbechris says: Jan 19, 2010 9:58 AM

    i love westbrook, i think he was easily one of the best players in the NFL in his prime, but he’s not gonna make it to the hall of fame. he was often injured and didn’t make a true impact until a couple years into his career, so his numbers won’t get him there.
    maybe in another system where the team actually, you know, ran the ball.

  4. HarrisonHits says: Jan 19, 2010 10:41 AM

    Yeah, the Jets back into the playoffs after the Colts and Cincy lie down for them and suddenly they’ve taken over the AFC East. NOT.

  5. richabbs says: Jan 19, 2010 11:02 AM

    “Falcons FB Ovie Mughelli has reportedly hired a lawyer to fight allegations that he once had a homosexual relationship with Francois Sloan, a 36-year-old hairstylist from Jersey City.”
    Not that there’s anything wrong with that!

  6. chipwade says: Jan 19, 2010 11:21 AM

    “Cowboys restricted free agent SS Gerald Sensabaugh says he “doesn’t want to play the market” and would prefer a long-term contract extension to stay in Dallas.”
    Please test the market and realize that you are not that good.

  7. Joe in Toronto, Canada says: Jan 19, 2010 11:24 AM

    Ex-Raiders RB Napoleon McCallum, whose career ended on a devastating leg injury in 1994, is hoping to participate in a half-triathlon in the near future.
    ==========================================
    This was by far the most gruesome leg injury I’ve ever seen.
    His knee actually went the wrong way and allot too. The blood was everywhere, it was brutal.
    I’ve seen Joe Theisman’s leg injury many times, and as bad as it was, it was nothing compared to this.
    Good to hear he’s doin alright.

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