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Thursday morning one-liners

New Bills offensive coordinator Curtis Modkins was on head coach Chan Gailey’s staff at Georgia Tech when the Yellow Jackets averaged nearly 200 rushing yards per game.
Dolphins coach Tony Sparano called coaching at the Senior Bowl “a tremendous advantage, no question about it.”
Albert Breer, of the Boston Globe, suggests that the Patriots may pursue free agent LB Jason Taylor this offseason.
Rich Cimini, of the New York Daily News, suggests that DE Shaun Ellis is breaking down.
Unrestricted free agent WR Kelley Washington’s player rep says the Ravens want to re-sign his client.
Defensive coordinator Mike Zimmer indicated that the Bengals might not pursue re-signing free agent S Roy Williams because he struggles in coverage.
Browns club president Mike Holmgren says QB Brady Quinn is “right on track” in his recovery from a late-season mid-foot sprain.
The Steelers are among the teams that have met with Oxford Florida State S Myron Rolle at the Super Bowl.
The Texans ranked second in the league in rush defense after SS Bernard Pollard entered the starting lineup in Week 4.
Ross Tucker of SI.com sorts through some of the emotions and formalities the Colts and Saints must experience as they also try to focus on the Super Bowl.
Jaguars QB David Garrard’s three 300-yard passing games in 2009 tied for the second most in franchise history.
Titans C Kevin Mawae has been selected as a member of the NFL’s All-Decade team for the 2000s.
Longtime Broncos team historian/V.P. of media relations Jim Saccomano has been promoted to vice president of corporate communications.
Chiefs RB Jamaal Charles received the team’s Derrick Thomas Award, given to Kansas City’s most valuable player.
Though the Chargers announced this week that they will stay in San Diego for at least another year, the city of Escondido in North County is still in the mix to be the franchise’s future home.
NFL Network analyst Steve Mariucci is a big fan of new Raiders offensive coordinator Hue Jackson.
Cowboys coach Wade Phillips confirmed the departure of assistant LBs coach Dat Nguyen, who is aspiring to be more than just a co-position coach.
Giants head coach Tom Coughlin is confident that “the results will come back for us” under new OL coach Robert Nunn after the team’s offensive line play slipped markedly in 2009.
Eagles QB Donovan McNabb believes that reports of RB Brian Westbrook’s impending retirement are “all talk.”
Redskins LB London Fletcher says he is “thankful, grateful and blessed” to be making his first-career Pro Bowl appearance.
Bears DL coach Rod Marinelli is open to filling the team’s defensive coordinator vacancy if G.M. Jerry Angelo can’t come up with anyone else.
Lions offensive coordinator Scott Linehan believes that Idaho OG Mike Iupati has been “obviously, the best player (at Senior Bowl week).”
Packers personnel at the Senior Bowl are keeping a close eye on West Virginia OT Selvish Capers, who has shown good feet on the practice field.
NFL Network’s Playbook program has an interesting take on Vikings QB Brett Favre’s fourth-quarter interception in the NFC title game.
Stephen Nicholas of the Falcons not only started at strong-side linebacker in 2009, he led the team in special teams tackles with 13.
Panthers WR Steve Smith accounted for 53.8 percent of the receiving yards, 77.8 percent of the receiving touchdowns, and 57.7 percent of the 20-plus yard catches made by Carolina’s wideouts in 2009.
Saints RB Pierre Thomas says he’s finally feeling 100 percent after cracking his ribs in Week 16 of the regular season.
The Buccaneers improved from 27th in total defense to 15th in the last six games of the regular season, during which head coach Raheem Morris assumed play-calling duties.
Cardinals CB Bryant McFadden is expected to face competition for his starting job this offseason after being burned often and making no big plays in ’09.
49ers RB Frank Gore took reps on the NFC squad’s kickoff coverage units at Wednesday’s Pro Bowl practice.
Longtime Southern Cal assistant strength coach been lucky enough to be on teams that were in the playoffs.”
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14 Responses to “Thursday morning one-liners”
  1. Levito says: Jan 28, 2010 10:26 AM

    “Giants head coach Tom Coughlin is confident that “the results will come back for us” under new OL coach Robert Nunn after the team’s offensive line play slipped markedly in 2009″
    The offensive line’s play in NY did slip, but Nunn was hired to the be the DL coach, so I think you’ve got this one wrong.

  2. hineswardcriesafterfumbling says: Jan 28, 2010 10:28 AM

    How did the steelers already meet with Myron Rolle at the superbowl?

  3. RFM says: Jan 28, 2010 10:32 AM

    Oakland Raiders… just say NO to Coach Smooch! Despite the family he uses as a front, he is a certain poof. When he celebrates a great play, he doesn’t do a butt slap–it’s a definite SQUEEZE!

  4. hizzle1281 says: Jan 28, 2010 10:50 AM

    49ers RB Frank Gore took reps on the NFC squad’s kickoff coverage units at Wednesday’s Senior Bowl practice.
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    i could have sworn he left college about 5 years ago

  5. Cowboy22 says: Jan 28, 2010 11:00 AM

    Frank Gore must have felt really out of place at the Senior Bowl.

  6. copes cabana says: Jan 28, 2010 11:17 AM

    Mays went to USC not florida. Did a five year old write these? Lots of mistakes.

  7. HereThere says: Jan 28, 2010 11:20 AM

    I’m glad Brady Quinn’s foot is getting better. It wouldn’t be the same next year without watching him miss five-yard dumpoffs and hearing his two million boyfriends make excuses for it.

  8. txtroutslayer says: Jan 28, 2010 12:06 PM

    Maybe London Fletcher would have made it to more pro bowls if he hadn’t taken so many cheap shots through out his career?

  9. Asswipe Johnson (Pronounced Az-Wee-Pay) says: Jan 28, 2010 12:39 PM

    Dolphins coach Tony Sparano called coaching at the Senior Bowl “a tremendous advantage, no question about it.”
    Just make sure you do something with it, Tony…

  10. Flying elvis says: Jan 28, 2010 12:39 PM

    Taylor wants to play in Miami. it’s a wast of time considering him coming to N.E.

  11. Duck Fallas says: Jan 28, 2010 2:27 PM

    Haha, Fletcher finally makes the Pro Bowl after every other healthy MLB in the NFC declined.

  12. costant480 says: Jan 28, 2010 2:49 PM

    I think the Steelers met with Rolle at the SENIOR BOWL.

  13. Adam-Chris Scheftersen says: Jan 28, 2010 4:21 PM

    NFL Network’s Playbook program has an interesting take on Vikings QB Brett Favre’s fourth-quarter interception in the NFC title game.
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    After further review, it was still a horrible, dreadful pass.

  14. johnthehillboy says: Jan 28, 2010 4:25 PM

    raiders go before the chargers evan.

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