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Wednesday morning one-liners

Bills owner Ralph Wilson and COO Russ Brandon were curiously absent from Chan Gailey’s introduction as head coach.

New Dolphins defensive coordinator Mike Nolan is a popular hire in Miami.

Patriots DT Ron Brace, a second-round pick in 2009, only played around 50 snaps as a rookie.

Vinny Testaverde, the last Jets quarterback to start an AFC Championship game, thinks Gang Green is headed to the Super Bowl.

Ravens LB Terrell Suggs’ lack of conditioning may have contributed to his slow start to the season.

The Bengals’ website named Cedric Benson the team’s MVP for the 2009 season.

Cleveland’s rush defense somehow improved after DT Shaun Rogers was hurt.

Well, we know where Heath Miller got his All Pro vote from.  (And it’s not as crazy a pick as you’d think.)

Colts DE Dwight Freeney says the painful playoff losses of years past stay with you forever.

The Jaguars signed OL Andrew Crummey and DL Jeremy Mincey.

The Texans raised ticket prices again because they can, says Richard Justice of the Houston Chronicle.

Titans CB Cortland Finnegan enjoyed the Jets victory Sunday: “I was really excited to see Philip Rivers choke.”

Denver’s next defense is likely to take fewer risks with its pass rush.

The rookie season of Chiefs DE Tyson Jackson didn’t blow anyone away, but that’s hardly unique for rookie defensive linemen.

Al Davis told DE Richard Seymour that Raiders would try to work out a deal with his agent.

Chargers owner Dean Spanos knocked out Norv Turner’s extension in 45 minutes.

The team’s website may have jumped the gun, but Wade Phillips’ three-year extension should be coming shortly.

The Eagles have a lot of work to do to fix their secondary.

Giants WR Steve Smith announced he was headed to the Pro Bowl on Facebook.

Mike Shanahan is expected to add Texans offensive assistant Matt LeFleur to his coaching staff.

The Bears interviewed Seahawks tight ends coach Mike DeBord on Tuesday.

Former Lions DT Luther Elliss recently filed for bankruptcy and hopes his story can be a cautionary tale for other pros.

WR Donald Driver is already working out five days a week again and says he wants to keep playing until he’s 40 years old.

Minnesota’s sometimes vulnerable pass defense will be put to the test against New Orleans.

D. Orlando Ledbetter of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution looks at the Falcons’ chances of striking gold with the No. 19 pick of the draft.

The Panthers backfield of DeAngelo Williams and Jonathan Stewart became the first teammates in NFL history to both top 1,100 rushing yards in a season.

Ex-LSU defensive tackle Marlon Favorite was signed to the Saints roster.

The Buccanneers have ten draft picks, including three in the top 45, and will be looking hard at the underclassmen who declared early.

Another Cardinals offseason contract dilemma to add to the mix: S Antrel Rolle needs his contract re-worked.

St. Louis signed former practice squader DT Chris Bradwell to their roster.

49ers coach Mike Singletary says he’s making special teams a priority.

New Seahawks G.M. John Schneider “has developed a reputation around the league as a shrewd talent
evaluator
who has an easygoing demeanor and works well in a group
setting,” according to the Tacoma News Tribune.

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9 Responses to “Wednesday morning one-liners”
  1. .VoxVeritas says: Jan 20, 2010 10:50 AM

    “The Eagles have a lot of work to do to fix their secondary.”
    Whaddaya mean? I’ve been personally assured by NBC that Asante Samuel is an “interception magnet” and that Sheldon Brown is a “shutdown presence”.

  2. Maze Solo says: Jan 20, 2010 10:51 AM

    While I think Heath Miller a potential star TE, he is indeed a “crazy” pick for all-pro. Put up more than 50-yds a game, then we’ll chat…about the Pro-bowl, but you need a heck of a lot more for all-pro when Clark is catching a hundred balls and 10 TDs. Yeah, Miller can block, but so can 30 other NFL TE’s. Homerlicious Ed.

  3. hineswardcriesafterfumbling says: Jan 20, 2010 11:43 AM

    I agree with Maze that Heath Miller is a crazy pick for all pro. I admit that I’m a Steelers hater, but Miller is a very good tight end. He is often overlooked because the Steelers use him as a fullback/h-back much of the time, and he has to stay in to help the o-line’s feeble attempts at protecting fat Ben. HOWEVA, is Miller better than Dallas Clark? Absolutely not. Is he better than Antonio Gates? No. Third best TE in the AFC. All-Pro? Only in the eyes of the Western PA faithful.

  4. superlaser says: Jan 20, 2010 11:58 AM

    Quick correction on the Saints one-liner:
    Favorite was signed to the Saints Practice Squad to replace WR Adrian Arrington, who was promoted to the active roster. NOT a good sign for Meachem’s health.

  5. Fapplejax says: Jan 20, 2010 12:18 PM

    “Cleveland’s rush defense somehow improved at DT Shaun Rogers was hurt.”
    Allow me to introduce you to Ahtyba Rubin
    http://www.rotoworld.com/content/playerpages/player_main.aspx?sport=NFL&id=4932
    He can’t get to the QB like Rogers can, but he’s better against the run obviously.

  6. Slow Joe says: Jan 20, 2010 12:19 PM

    New Seahawks G.M. John Schneider “has developed a reputation around the league as a shrewd talent evaluator who has an easygoing demeanor and works well in a group setting,” according to the Tacoma News Tribune.
    He also sure can drive the heck out of the General Lee.

  7. stevemcguigan says: Jan 20, 2010 1:19 PM

    The team’s website may have jumped the gun, but Wade Phillips’ three-year extension should be coming shortly.
    Looks like we can expect more playoff success for the Cowboys!

  8. LebronJeremy says: Jan 20, 2010 1:28 PM

    As a true tight end Miller is the best in the NFL hands down. He’s not a receiver like Clark, Gates, or Gonzalez. He’s a devastating blocker with the softest hands of any steeler. The only other TE that compares is Todd Heap.
    I’ll say that Clark, Gates, Witten, or Gonzalez are all terrific at what they do. But to me, they are just receivers. It would be like calling Peyton Manning a place kicker, and saying that he’s the best place kicker in the NFL. No…He’s a QB and Dallas Clark is a wide receiver, and that’s not taking anything away from him because he’s spectacular at it.

  9. PackerFanTastic says: Jan 20, 2010 2:32 PM

    I hear the Jets are going to sign Testaverde to the roster to lead them out of the tunnel.

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