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Thursday morning one-liners

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Bills coach Chan Gailey questions the intensity of rookie RB C.J. Spiller.

The Dolphins aren’t doing well in Pro Bowl voting, despite plenty of impressive individual performances.

The Patriots are atop SI.com’s latest power rankings.

Jets WR Santonio Holmes is “a dynamic playmaker,” according to Steelers coach Mike Tomlin.

Enjoy Ravens CB Josh Wilson’s Week Fourteen game-winning pick-six in Tecmo Bowl form.

Geoff Hobson of Bengals.com observed “a bit of frost in the air” when coach Marvin Lewis replaced WR Terrell Owens at the podium for Wednesday’s press conferences.

Browns S T.J. Ward plans to apologize to Jordan Shipley Sunday for his dirty early-season hit on the Bengals’ rookie receiver.

Gerry Dulac of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette forecasts a 20-10 Steelers win over the Jets this week.

Texans coach Gary Kubiak described his team’s season as “very, very difficult right now.”

Colts QB Peyton Manning is treating Week Fifteen against the Jaguars like it’s “a playoff game.”

Jaguars TE Marcedes Lewis ranks second in the league in touchdowns at his position.

Titans RB Chris Johnson hopes to make up this week for his last effort against the Texans, a game he finished with just five yards on seven carries.

Broncos QB Kyle Orton insists he’s healthy enough to play, despite missing Wednesday’s practice with a sore arm and ribs.

Chiefs QB Matt Cassel, considered “day to day” while recovering from an appendectomy, is the only player listed on the team’s Week Fifteen injury report.

The Raiders were in a five-safety package without CB Nnamdi Asomugha for Jaguars WR Jason Hill’s 48-yard touchdown bomb on 2nd-and-18 last week.

Comcast SportsNet Bay Area breaks down key matchups for Thursday night’s Chargers-49ers game.

The Cowboys have shaken up the wide receiver position on both their practice squad and active roster.

Giants WR Mario Manningham revealed that he strained his hip flexor while blocking for RB Brandon Jacobs’ 73-yard run on Monday night.

Charles Davis of NFL Network predicts that the Eagles will lose to the Giants this weekend.

Redskins LS Nick Sundberg intends to “just move on” from last week’s botched PAT snap that cost his team a chance to go to overtime against the Bucs.

Bears LS Patrick Mannelly has been selected to the 2010 All-Fundamentals Team.

Lions LB DeAndre Levy was surprised that he intercepted a pass last week after he “dropped a lot of balls … in practice.”

Packers LB Clay Matthews is “a hell of a player,” according to Patriots QB Tom Brady.

The Vikings are falling apart as an organization.

The Falcons should get RB Jason Snelling back after a two-week hamstring injury.

Out for the season with a torn shoulder labrum, Panthers QB Matt Moore hopes to resume throwing by March.

Saints players are relishing a potential “hostile game” in Week Fifteen at Baltimore.

Bucs LB Geno Hayes apologized Wednesday for his recent arrest on disorderly conduct and trespassing charges.

Cardinals QB Derek Anderson still hasn’t been medically cleared from his concussion.

49ers QB Alex Smith goes from facing the Seahawks’ No. 30 pass defense last week to the Chargers’ No. 1-ranked unit on Thursday night.

Seahawks S Lawyer Milloy is “a warrior on the field,” according to Falcons WR and former teammate Roddy White.

The Rams have their work cutout against Kansas City’s rushing offense this week.

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14 Responses to “Thursday morning one-liners”
  1. siantsarebest says: Dec 16, 2010 8:23 AM

    hostile game for the who dats? it will be a blowout if johnson can score agianst baltamore can you see what colson and moore and bush and brees and henderson can do. it will notbe close.

  2. paperlions says: Dec 16, 2010 8:35 AM

    Give me a break. The TJ Ward hit on Shipley was just football.

  3. shackdelrio says: Dec 16, 2010 8:41 AM

    “Colts QB Peyton Manning is treating Week Fifteen against the Jaguars like it’s “a playoff game.”

    As a Jaguar fan, that is great news!!!!

  4. domeunit says: Dec 16, 2010 8:45 AM

    Forecast is calling for snow this weekend in Baltimore. If the Saints have to resort to the run this game is over, Sharper should be careful what he wishes for, the Ravens D is angry after Monday night’s game, and the Saints O isn’t known for their toughness. GO RAVENS

  5. canadianvikingfaniii says: Dec 16, 2010 9:07 AM

    Amazing what one idiot (Brad Childress) can do to make an organization crumble. All he had to do was draft a 1st round talent quarterback…

  6. Michael says: Dec 16, 2010 10:06 AM

    Wonder why the Bengals article has been deleted on bengals.com…

  7. coleton1 says: Dec 16, 2010 10:14 AM

    “The Vikings are falling apart as an organization.”

    Did you just figure this out???

  8. bdmatty10 says: Dec 16, 2010 10:57 AM

    A “continue reading” page jump for the One-Liners? This is getting ridiculous! Let us scroll through… you dont need any more page views!

  9. FinFan68 says: Dec 16, 2010 10:58 AM

    Cameron Wake has been a beast all year. He leads the NFL in sacks and has been virtually unblockable…yet he is 5th in probowl voting in the AFC. This is why fan voting is dumb. It is a popularity contest, not a validation of a player’s skills/contribution. How many undeserving players are sent to thye pro-bowl? This is one area where the coaches/sports writers should have exclusive input. The deserving players should be recognized…not the popular players or the divas (unless they earn it on the field)

  10. dukemarc says: Dec 16, 2010 11:51 AM

    Basically, the only thing for Packer fans to look forward to this weekend is that Clay might get to hit Brady a couple of times….

  11. joetoronto says: Dec 16, 2010 12:22 PM

    “Bills coach Chan Gailey questions the intensity of rookie RB C.J. Spiller.”
    *********************************************************
    How about that, I called Spiller soft a couple of weeks ago and Bills fans went nuts.

    Can you hear me now?

  12. SteelTown6 says: Dec 16, 2010 12:22 PM

    #dukemarc says: Dec 16, 2010 11:51 AM

    “Basically, the only thing for Packer fans to look forward to this weekend is that Clay might get to hit Brady a couple of times…”

    All he needs is one.
    One good hit from Matthews and Brady will crumble like a Girl Scout cookie.

  13. machinehead420 says: Dec 16, 2010 12:42 PM

    I can’t believe this idiot is allowed to even play football let alone get the most votes!!! Do you guys know what this S.O.B. did??? Now he wants a dog too?!?!?!?!?! No, you ruined your chance when you killed hundreds of innocent animals. You should be locked up for life, better yet just be put in a room with animal lovers for 5 minutes, you sick demented soul. Burn in hell VICK!!! ILL NEVER FORGIVE YOU!!! I’m surprised people haven’t taken you out yet, seriously.

  14. craggt says: Dec 16, 2010 4:19 PM

    I like that in the Lions section of the SI power rankings all that was talked about was brett farve. Farve wasn’t mentioned in the Vikings, packers or giants sections. No lions player was mentioned and neither was their third win of the season. It was all the BrettFarve

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