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AFC North training camp one-liners

The Ravens are focused on improving their pass rush, which could help conceal some deficiencies in the secondary.

Ravens rookie TE Ed Dickson could be holding the early lead over rookie TE Dennis Pitta to serve as the top backup behind Todd Heap.

Ravens DT Kelly Tavalou and DT Lamar Divens are fighting hard for roster spots.

Players were so surprised by coach John Harbaugh’s decision to cancel both Sunday practices that they were nearly speechless, primarily because they thought Harbaugh was kidding.

The Ravens released five-year LS Matt Katula, replacing him with rookie Morgan Cox.

It’s too early to declare a winner in the Ravens kicker kick-off.

Bengals starters are expected to take 15-20 snaps tonight against the Broncos.

With Bengals RB Brian Leonard out due to a foot sprain and RB Cedric Peerman limited by injury as well, new addition James Johnson will get plenty of work against the Broncos.

Eight Bengals have been scratched for Sunday night’s game, including WR Antonio Bryant (knee).

With the Broncos returning for the first time since Week 1 of the 2009 season, there’s plenty of talk in Cincy regarding “Spike Strike.”

Bengals LB Rey Maualuga lives by this quote from Junior Seau:  “I cannot be great today.  But I can always get better than I was.”

Could the Browns’ success at Lambeau have anything to do with the decision to trade in brown pants for white ones?

Browns WR Mohamed Massaquoi left the game in the first half with a knee injury, iced it, and didn’t return from the locker room after halftime.

Rookie S T.J. Ward was impressive for the Browns, despite his inability to tackle Packers FB John Kuhn at the goal line.

Browns coach Eric Mangini was pleased with his team’s performance in the first half;
“I really like the way that we started the game, offensively, with a very efficient drive and converting on fourth down.  I also like the fact that we go out on their first drive and get a turnover and were able to convert on that.”

Recent foot surgery kept Browns president Mike Holmgren from returning to Lambeau with the team on Saturday night.

Browns PR/KR/WR/RB/QB Josh Cribbs tweeted “It’s about to go down” before the game, and then did nothing during it.

Steelers QB Bryon Leftwich spoke about the first-string offense’s struggles against the Lions:  “We weren’t really clicking.  That happens some times in
the first preseason game.  Good thing we’ve got three more.  I hope they
don’t cut it down to two because we need all four of these preseason
games to prepare for a season
.”

A small group of Steelers fans chanted “We want Ben!” after the starting offense stalled twice.

50-year-old Jackie Woods, who was wearing Roethlisberger’s jersey at Saturday night’s game, provided some simple advice for the Steelers’ starting quarterback:  “He needs to leave the women alone and play football.”

Could the Steelers be preparing rookie first-rounder Maurkice Pouncey to play center before guard?

RB Isaac Redman led the Steelers with 60 yards rushing on 15 carries.

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6 Responses to “AFC North training camp one-liners”
  1. BigBear123 says: Aug 15, 2010 5:11 PM

    A small group of Steelers fans chanted “We want Ben!” after the starting offense stalled twice.
    —————
    Donna Pfeiffer, 66, of Monaca now favors giving Roethlisberger a second chance. “Evidently, he’s trying. We hope he’s trying. He’s trying to make a good impression, but it still leaves a sour taste in your mouth,” she said.
    You could have done so much with that headline if you read the entire article.

  2. Bodacious says: Aug 15, 2010 7:55 PM

    Sour?…… Maybe she meant salty

  3. *Legion* says: Aug 15, 2010 7:59 PM

    Bryon Leftwich? Izzat Byron’s little brother?

  4. Wonka says: Aug 15, 2010 9:09 PM

    So where was the big round of boo’s you predicted for Ben, Foolio???

  5. khall says: Aug 16, 2010 3:24 PM

    A small group of Steelers fans chanted “We want Ben!” after the starting offense stalled twice.
    ____________
    It took all of eight offensive snaps — eight!!! — in Pittsburgh’s preseason debut before a “We Want Ben!” chant flared at Heinz Field. — Fox Sports’ Alex Marvez.
    ____________
    It wasn’t a “small group” – you could hear it during the telecast!
    But then you predicted they’d be booing him, didn’t you Florio?

  6. clintcooper says: Aug 18, 2010 1:12 AM

    I’m so proud of Ben. He hasn’t raped anyone in months now!!!!

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