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Tuesday morning one-liners

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Years of draft busts were cleared out of Buffalo during the 4-12 Bills season.

Only four teams that have been in existence since 1992 have longer championship game droughts than the Dolphins.

Said Patriots TE Ron Gronkowski of his first playoff experience, “The intensity is a lot higher. The fans were a lot more into it, a lot louder. There’s just a lot more intensity in the postseason because it’s a one-game season every single week. You can just feel the sense out there that it’s a lot more hyped up, a lot more intense.”

Jets coach Rex Ryan isn’t playing the personal card this week.

Ravens FB Le’Ron McClain doesn’t expect to be back in Baltimore next season.

Being the only rookie kicker in the league to play more than two games helped Bengals K Clint Stitser land a spot on the Pro Football Weekly/Professional Football Writers of America All-Rookie Team.

Jim Zorn could be in the mix for the Browns offensive coordinator position.

The Steelers aim to do a better job of stopping the Jets’ running game this time around.

With Reggie Herring finally free to interview, the Texans are likely to hire him as their new linebackers coach.

Colts owner Jim Irsay sent a letter to Colts fans outlining refund contingencies for the 2011 season.

The final four playoff teams reveal spots where the Jaguars need to improve for next season.

Titans WR Kenny Britt made a pledge to improve on and off the field.

The Broncos can’t count on getting a high draft pick in a trade for QB Kyle Orton.

LB Cameron Sheffield has been working hard to recover from a neck injury that cost him his rookie season with the Chiefs.

A promotion to head coach doesn’t do much for Hue Jackson’s job security with the Raiders.

The Chargers are expected to have a replacement for tight ends coach Rob Chudzinski, now the Panthers offensive coordinator, sooner rather than later.

Hall of Famer Bruce Matthews interviewed for a job on the Cowboys staff.

Are the Jets stealing a page from the Giants’ Super Bowl run?

QB Michael Vick said that staying with the Eagles “absolutely” gave him his best chance at getting to the Super Bowl.

Redskins LB Brian Orakpo will go to the Pro Bowl as a replacement for either Lance Briggs or Clay Matthews.

Bears S Chris Harris promises that his injured hip won’t keep him from the NFC Championship Game.

Lions offensive coordinator Scott Linehan isn’t surprised that the NFC Championship Game is an all-NFC North affair.

Packers defensive coordinator Dom Capers used some negative comments about his defense from Falcons FB Ovie Mughelli to inspire his troops on Saturday.

He’s entering the last year of his contract, but Vikings RB Adrian Peterson isn’t sweating a new deal.

WR Roddy White apologized to Falcons fans for Saturday night’s loss.

Rob Chudzinski’s arrival as Panthers offensive coordinator could be good for the team’s tight ends.

Was the Saints’ playoff loss worse than the one suffered by the Falcons?

History says the Buccaneers will have a hard time improving their win total in 2011.

The Cardinals appear to be stuck in a holding pattern when it comes to hiring a defensive coordinator.

S Oshiomogho Atogwe and the Rams will have a lot of decisions to make about their future relationship over the next month.

Kevin Lynch of the San Francisco Chronicle wonders what would have been if the 49ers drafted QB Aaron Rodgers instead of Alex Smith.

The Seahawks will have to deal with 21 of their 53 players on the active roster being unsigned for next season.

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7 Responses to “Tuesday morning one-liners”
  1. canjura says: Jan 18, 2011 9:21 AM

    If the Niners drafted Aaron Rodgers, he’d be just as bad as Alex Smith has been through his career because of the lack of continuity at the top and the different offensive coordinator he’s had every single season of his pro career. However, let’s say, if GB had drafted Alex Smith in that scenario, I doubt Alex Smith would be as amazing as Rodgers is. He’d be serviceable though.

  2. SteelTown6 says: Jan 18, 2011 9:42 AM

    Another little tidbit for Steelers fans.

    The AFC Championship game to be played on January 23rd, is also Myron Cope’s birthday.

  3. canadianvikingfaniii says: Jan 18, 2011 11:08 AM

    Obviously Adrian Peterson isn’t sweating a new one, because he is going to get a huge deal.

  4. xxwhodatxx says: Jan 18, 2011 11:20 AM

    No way was the Saints loss worse than the Falcons not cause I’m biased but they had a fully healthy team 2 weeks rest ,home field advantage and and the clutch player “Matty Ice”… LMAO

  5. roxtar10 says: Jan 18, 2011 11:45 AM

    Orton to the Cards…

  6. jimmylions says: Jan 18, 2011 3:54 PM

    RE: lions offensive coordinator Scott Linehan isn’t surprised that the NFC Championship Game is an all-NFC North affair.

    That link goes to a great interview with Detroit’s offensive coordinator Linehan talking about both matching up against both defenses (Green Bay and Chicago). It’s a good read.

    Likewise, Kowalski interviews Gunther Cunningham (Lions defensive coordinator) about matching up against both offenses. I recommend that one as well.

    As a Lions fan, I definitely appreciate that we have Tom “Killer” Kowalski as a beat writer for our team. He’s up there with the best in sports writing.

  7. godofwine330 says: Jan 18, 2011 4:08 PM

    I cannot believe that the Cleveland Browns took the Rams offensive coordinator and hired him as their head coach. Another sad coach in Cleveland.

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