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Thursday morning one-liners

Former Bills RB O.J. Simpson doesn’t command respect.
Adam Caplan of FOXSports.com expects Dolphins QB Chad Henne to do “quite well with [Brandon] Marshall added to the fold” during his first year as a starter.
The agent for Patriots second-round pick Brandon Spikes says the sides are “having good dialogue” in regards to Spikes’ rookie contract.
Was the Jets’ signing of RB LaDainian Tomlinson the worst move of the NFL offseason?  [Editor's note:  I think this is the first time in the history of PFT that the guy writing the one-liners has had the stones to link to his own work.  In other words, Silva has just won the keys to the chocolate factory.]
The Baltimore Ravens have waived C Digger Bujnoch.
Bengals OT Andrew Whitworth allowed just 1.5 sacks last season.
Browns rookie QB Colt McCoy got country singer Aaron Watson to write a song in McCoy’s honor for the former Texans Longhorn’s wedding.
Tony Grossi of the Cleveland Plain Dealer believes that the Steelers are in “steady decline.”
Will Arian Foster and Steve Slaton be the Texans’ top-two tailbacks to open the season?
Colts OG Kyle DeVan will have to compete to keep his starting job.
Jaguars RB Maurice Jones-Drew traded up so he could pick himself at No. 1 overall in a recent fantasy football draft.
Titans QB Vince Young is relieved that the team worked out a restructured contract with RB Chris Johnson.
How will the Broncos use first-round pick Tim Tebow in his first season?
KCChiefs.com takes a look at five players, including QB Matt Cassel, who need big training camps to gain the confidence of Chiefs fans.
Raiders WR Chaz Schilens’ recovery from offseason foot surgery is ahead of schedule.
Chargers.com analyzes the team’s talent and depth at defensive end.
Cowboys CB Orlando Scandrick says his shattered finger is “healing nicely.”
Giants WR Hakeem Nicks says Sinorice Moss is the leader of the team’s receiver group.  [Editor's note:  Will he still be the leader after he gets cut?]
Eagles WR DeSean Jackson is unlikely to get a new contract this offseason.
The Redskins have assigned director of pro personnel Morocco Brown to scout all of the division rival Cowboys’ exhibition games.
The Notre Dame Fighting Irish will “host” the Miami Hurricanes at the Bears’ Soldier Field on October 12, 2012.
Will Lions rookie Ndamukong Suh miss the start of training camp?
ESPN’s John Clayton predicts that Jordy Nelson will beat out James Jones for Green Bay’s No. 3 receiver job.
SI.com’s Ross Tucker criticizes Vikings QB Brett Favre’s leadership skills, or lack thereof.
Falcons TE Tony Gonzalez received a player rating of 98 on Madden 2011.

Football Outsiders believe Panthers third-year TE Gary Barnidge could be a sleeper this season.

Saints S Darren Sharper wants to get out of his knee brace.
The St. Petersburg Times has the financial terms of No. 35 overall pick Brian Price’s four-year rookie contract.
It’s nice — sort of — that the agent for Cardinals OG Taitusi Lutui sticks up for his client, but the agent apparently doesn’t realize Lutui wasn’t very good last year.
Former 49ers QB Jeff Garcia doesn’t want to play in the UFL.  [Editor's note:  So, basically, Garcia feels the same way about the UFL that the NFL feels about Garcia.]
ESPN’s John Clayton discusses No. 1 overall pick Sam Bradford in this radio segment.
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7 Responses to “Thursday morning one-liners”
  1. Bill In DC says: Jul 22, 2010 8:42 AM

    “Eagles WR DeSean Jackson is unlikely to get a new contract this offseason.”
    Well certainly that appears to be the case since the ‘offseason’ ends in roughly 24 hours when the Browns & Cowboys open training camps.

  2. Levito says: Jul 22, 2010 8:53 AM

    “Giants WR Hakeem Nicks says Sinorice Moss is the leader of the team’s receiver group.”
    I almost choked laughing when I read that.

  3. Bob Nelson says: Jul 22, 2010 9:52 AM

    That Bills one liner caught me off guard. Some people can do that with a straight face.

  4. ZombieRevolution says: Jul 22, 2010 10:45 AM

    “Was the Jets’ signing of RB LaDainian Tomlinson the worst move of the NFL offseason?” Not only did Silva link to his own article, the level of analysis is poor at best. Did the Jets save any money signing LT? Was there other reasons Jones was let go? Sliva says LT is no longer a passing down asset, but the Chargers had a back that fit the 3rd down role better than LT- Sproles.
    Nice to see Silva employees the PFT style to do drive-by analysis, quick and lacking in depth and detail.

  5. ZombieRevolution says: Jul 22, 2010 10:48 AM

    “From all indications, coach Mike Tomlin has opted to use Byron Leftwich as his starter in the meantime.”
    Until it is proven this really can’t be labeled as a worst move. Such a poorly thought out piece in most aspects.

  6. SeriousRadio says: Jul 22, 2010 12:58 PM

    Evan Silva has obviously been assigned by NBC to to perform reluctant duty for this meaningless one-liner staple of PFT. His own article that he links to is nothing but a rehash of other people’s opinions that have been posted for months on other sites. He really misses the mark by not hammering the Patriots for trading down with the Cowboys instead of grabbing Dez themselves.

  7. Paul Hanna says: Jul 22, 2010 2:08 PM

    “It’s nice — sort of — that the agent for Cardinals OG Taitusi Lutui sticks up for his client, but the agent apparently doesn’t realize Lutui wasn’t very good last year.”
    ————————————————–
    Ah sheez, Silva… A PFF link proves that a player had a bad season? Okay, click this link at look at player #57 out of 61…
    http://www.profootballfocus.com/by_position.php?tab=by_position&season=2009&pos=TE&stype=r&runpass=&teamid=-1&numsnaps=25&numgames=1
    I’m not necessarily saying that Lutui is a world-beater but your propensity to take PFF’s rudimentary, amateurish “rankings” as gospel is ridiculous.
    They’re Europeans (not that theirs anything WRONG w/ that) who have zero real scouting experience, wack formulas and no access to “all-22″ tape.

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