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Saturday morning one-liners

Defensive line coach Bob Sanders and defensive backs coach George Catavolos look like the only potential holdovers on the Bills coaching staff.

Early perceptions of Dolphins CB Vontae Davis didn’t wind up being accurate.

The Patriots aren’t raising ticket prices.

Jets coach Rex Ryan said that DE Shaun Ellis has “no limitations” from his broken hand and will play on Sunday.

Ray Rice wants to share the Ravens tailback job with Willis McGahee again next season

The Bengals will raise season ticket prices by $1-3 a game for the 2010 season.

Browns coach Eric Mangini is mixing a family vacation to Disney World and scouting the East-West Shrine Game.

Said Steelers offensive line coach Sean Kugler, “Of course, as a line coach, I love to run the football, and I know the
Steelers have a history of putting a physical line up front that runs
the football.  I’d love to be a part of that.”

Jerome Solomon of the Houston Chronicle doesn’t think the Texans should blame anyone but themselves for missing the playoffs.

Colts defensive ends Dwight Freeney and Robert Mathis have been working to come up with a pass rush plan to use against the Jets.

Adding Joe Cullen as a defensive assistant will raise eyebrows, but Jaguars coach Jack Del Rio needs to do whatever it takes to win next season.

Titans DT Jovan Haye had an echocardiogram after hearing about former teammate Gaines Adams’s death.

Bob Wylie is making the jump from the CFL to become the Broncos’ assistant offensive line coach.

It’s been 10 years since the car accident that eventually claimed the life of former Chiefs LB Derrick Thomas.

The contracts of Raiders assistant coaches Aaron Pelch, Rich Scangarello and Bert Leone have not been renewed.

Kevin Acee of the San Diego Union-Tribune doesn’t know why the Chargers lost to the Jets but he’s sure that the fact that some players were out on Friday night wasn’t the reason.

Cowboys owner Jerry Jones wants to see TE Martellus Bennett get down to business before next season. 

Giants RB Brandon Jacobs had surgery to repair the torn meniscus in his left knee.

The Eagles signed Martell Mallett, late of the B.C. Lions of the CFL, to a future contract.  

The Redskins will retain safeties coach Steve Jackson and they hired Sean McVay as an offensive assistant.

Bears defensive line coach Rod Marinelli remembered the late Gaines Adams as a player who was starting to “show all the signs” of becoming a better player.

Carlos Monarrez of the Detroit Free Press wonders if the Lions would trade for Browns DT Shaun Rogers.

Packers G.M. Ted Thompson isn’t sure that he’ll replace John Schneider, the director of football operations who left for Seattle.

The Vikings have been doing everything they can to simulate the crowd noise of the Superdome during practice this week. 

Falcons S Thomas DeCoud looked back at his Senior Bowl experiences in advance of this year’s edition of the game.

Panthers running backs Jonathan Stewart and DeAngelo Williams accounted for 43.6 percent of the team’s first downs this season.

Saints K Garrett Hartley has noticed the struggles of other kickers in the postseason and empathizes with their plight.

Roy Cummings of the Tampa Tribune has a list of five potential Buccaneers targets at the Senior Bowl, including Michigan DE Brandon Graham.

A fond farewell to retiring Cardinals DE Bertrand Berry. 

The Rams might not have planned correctly for an uncapped 2010 season.

The 49ers signed G Brian De La Puente to a future contract.

Said Seahawks coach Pete Carroll, “That’s the first thing I took a look at to see what’s Aaron Curry all about. Can he be that kind of player who is an outside rusher, where you would rush him more like two-thirds of the time he’s a rusher and some of the time he’s a dropper. As opposed to the other way where he’s an outside backer, where he drops 80 percent of the time and rushes in pressure situations 20 percent of the time.”

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2 Responses to “Saturday morning one-liners”
  1. stillworker says: Jan 23, 2010 9:54 AM

    “Browns coach Eric Mangini is mixing a family vacation to Disney World and scouting the East-West Shrine Game. ”
    The word is…………….he looking for a QB in Fantasy-Land.

  2. Old School says: Jan 23, 2010 11:40 AM

    >>>
    That’s the same recorded noise they blast when visiting teams have the ball at the Metrodome.

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