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Thursday morning one-liners

The Bills may want to avoid blitzing Patriots QB Tom Brady in Week 16.

With the Dolphins eliminated from postseason contention, will coach Tony Sparano be willing to make experimental moves in the final two games?

ESPNBoston.com takes a look at the Patriots’ top vote getters for the Pro Bowl.

Mike Preston of the Baltimore Sun explains one of the potential reasons current Jets head coach Rex Ryan was not strongly considered for the same position with the Ravens three years ago.

Ravens OT Michael Oher vows to cut down on his penalties going forward.

Bengals coach Marvin Lewis and QB Carson Palmer discuss their Week 16 opponent, the San Diego Chargers.

Browns coach Eric Mangini says he’s “pretty comfortable” being on the hot seat.

NPR Radio commentator John Ridley believes the Rooney Rule has been “a wild success.”

The 5-9 Texans had three players lead their respective positions in Pro Bowl voting: RB Arian Foster, WR Andre Johnson, and FB Vonta Leach.

Said Colts QB Peyton Manning about the loss of WR Austin Collie, “Certainly, it’s going to have an impact.”

Asked if he gains more from getting treatment on his injured knee than practicing, Jaguars RB Maurice Jones-Drew responded “We’re going to find out.”

Three key Titans missed Wednesday’s practice: QB Kerry Collins (finger), DE Jason Babin (shoulder), and K Rob Bironas (right groin).

The Broncos called a very conservative game plan in rookie QB Tim Tebow’s starting debut last week.

The Chiefs have adopted a single-game mentality with two weeks left in the regular season.

The Raiders have added P Danny Baugher to their practice squad in case starting P Shane Lechler (hamstring) can’t play in Week 16.

The San Diego Union-Tribune updates the health of the Chargers.

Cowboys OT Doug Free is holding up well in pass protection of late.

Giants RB Brandon Jacobs isn’t inclined to give the Eagles credit for stopping the run last Sunday:  “It’s kind of like Tecmo Bowl when you press the same button as your opponent and everything breaks down.  They had the right blitzes dialed up against the right runs, and they got lucky.”

The Eagles are the third best team in the NFL and second best in the NFC, according to Don Banks’ SI.com power rankings.

Two Redskins-related sagas made SI.com’s top-ten stories of the 2010 NFL year.

Bears WR Devin Hester isn’t ready to settle for 14 career return touchdowns, despite it being an NFL record.

Lions coach Jim Schwartz wants his team to play the final two games as if they were playoff contenders.

Packers QB Aaron Rodgers reportedly “looked a little rusty” in his return to practice Wednesday.

Thinning in the secondary, the Vikings have added DB DeAndre Wright to their practice squad.

The Falcons are the best team in the NFC, according to Adam Caplan’s FOX Sports power rankings.

The Panthers have promoted rookie Rashawn Jackson from their practice squad, and will start him at fullback on Thursday night.

Jason La Canfora of NFL Network considers the Saints the sixth best team in the NFL, noting that “power run teams give them problems.”

Rob Rang of CBSSports.com believes that Bucs WR Mike Williams has been the best rookie in the league this season.

With Early Doucet done for the year, rookie Andre Roberts is expected to be the Cardinals’ third receiver in the final two games.

According to Advanced NFL Stats, the 49ers have a 35.46 percent chance to win the NFC West.

Seahawks QB Matt Hasselbeck is on pace to finish with his fourth poor season in the past five years.

Rams RB Steven Jackson finished second in the NFC West in Pro Bowl voting, behind only Cardinals WR Larry Fitzgerald.

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4 Responses to “Thursday morning one-liners”
  1. cappa662 says: Dec 23, 2010 9:25 AM

    He’s right about mike williams from tb, but because sam bradford plays qb… hell win the rookie of the year award.

  2. igglesfan13 says: Dec 23, 2010 10:04 AM

    Eagles are lucky? Brandon you had your ass handed to you in the running game and in the last 8 minutes. Ya got beat. PERIOD! Luck had nothing to do with it. Also remember, 14 of those points you scored were off turnovers that didn’t happen. Maclin fumbled and Jackson was touched down. Lucky….HAHAHAHA

  3. kevinfromphilly says: Dec 23, 2010 10:20 AM

    “Giants RB Brandon Jacobs isn’t inclined to give the Eagles credit for stopping the run last Sunday: “It’s kind of like Tecmo Bowl when you press the same button as your opponent and everything breaks down. They had the right blitzes dialed up against the right runs, and they got lucky.””

    You wanna know who’s REALLY lucky? The Giant who threw his helmet in the stands earlier this year and din’t get suspended. Who was that bum again?

  4. cleverbob says: Dec 23, 2010 12:43 PM

    For Pete’s sake, that team is the worst bunch of crybabies and whiners in football. Sack up for once and admit you got beat.

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