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Monday morning one-liners

Mark Gaughan of the Buffalo News believes that QB Trent Edwards has a legitimate shot to start under new head coach Chan Gailey.
Dolphins V.P. of Football operations Bill Parcells has allegedly been a longtime fan of impending free agent LB Karlos Dansby.
Patriots WR Randy Moss’ daughter, Sydney, is dominating the girls high school basketball ranks in Boone County, Kentucky.
SI.com’s Don Banks is proud that he predicted the Jets would make the playoffs in Rex Ryan’s first year as head coach.
According to the Football Outsiders, the Ravens were the toughest team in the league at defending the tight end last year.
Free agent K Shayne Graham reportedly ripped the Bengals on his Facebook page last year when the sides didn’t agree to a contract extension.
The Browns are not expected to show interest in RB LaDainian Tomlinson once the Chargers release him.
Steelers director of football operations Kevin Colbert believes the talent available in this year’s draft is “excellent” and “very deep defensively.”
Texans defensive backs coach Ray Rhodes considers former 49ers head coach Bill Walsh his mentor.
The Colts have signed six players to reserve/future contracts, including QB Drew Willy.
Jaguars coach Jack Del Rio has fired 19 assistants during his seven-year tenure in Jacksonville.
WR Matt Jones chose to sign with the Bengals over the Titans in part because Cincinnati promised to guarantee his full salary should he make the Week 1 roster.

Broncos defensive coordinator Don Martindale was aggressive going after his new job.

Jason Whitlock of the Kansas City Star provides a breakdown of why OG Brian Waters was so deserving of the NFL’s Man of the Year Award.

Jerry McDonald of the Oakland Tribune doesn’t think a new stadium in Oakland will be feasible.

The widow of former Chargers head coach Sid Gillman has passed away at age 97.
Former Cowboys LBs coach Dat Nguyen has landed in a similar position at Texas A&M, under ex-Packers head coach Mike Sherman.

Eli Manning already has a close relationship with his new QB coach Mike Sullivan.

Les Bowen of the Philadelphia Daily News believes that the Eagles will have a close eye on safeties at the No. 24 spot in April’s draft.

Jason Campbell’s ability to throw on the run could make him a good fit for Mike Shanahan’s offense.

Former Bears WR Brandon Rideau has caught on with the CFL’s Toronto Argonauts.
Lions WR Dennis Northcutt is studying at Harvard Business School this week.
Tom Pelissero of the Green Bay Press-Gazette doesn’t anticipate LB Brad Jones keeping his starting job in 2010.
SI’s Peter King is already hearing Brett Favre is highly likely to return to Minnesota.

New Falcons defensive backs coach Tim Lewis is impressed by incumbent free safety Thomas DeCoud.
Carolina’s defensive end group was more balanced statistically than you’d expect.

One observer is confident that the Super Bowl champion Saints are not one-year wonders.

Well, at least the Bucs did one thing well last year.

The reigning NFC West champion Cardinals are among the league’s “final eight” teams, meaning they can’t sign a free agent until they lose one as long as the player’s first-year salary doesn’t exceed $3.7 million.
The 49ers struggled badly on both kickoff and punt returns last season, but rookie LB Scott McKillop was a bright spot for San Francisco’s special teams.
According to ESPN’s Len Pasquarelli, those close to Seahawks LT Walter Jones are convinced Jones’ retirement plans are for real.
NFL Network’s Mike Mayock and ESPN’s Todd McShay both have the Rams taking Oklahoma DT Gerald McCoy with the No. 1 overall pick in their latest mock drafts.
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3 Responses to “Monday morning one-liners”
  1. ICDogg says: Feb 15, 2010 11:53 AM

    I’m gonna predict the Rams take a QB with the 1st pick.

  2. Slow Joe says: Feb 15, 2010 12:32 PM

    The Colts have signed six players to reserve/future contracts, including QB Drew Willy.
    May he successfully follow in the huge footsteps of Jim Sorgi and Curtis Painter.

  3. Treima says: Feb 15, 2010 12:59 PM

    @ICDogg:
    With the league’s worst defense and one of the most dominant defensive players in recent memory on the board? I don’t think so. Clausen, Bradford, and McCoy aren’t #1 pick material. The Rams will either take Suh or Gerald McCoy. If they go for a quarterback, it’ll be in the second-round.

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