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Wednesday morning one-liners

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Eric Wood and the Bills aren’t sure if he will play guard or center next season.

The Dolphins went 2-3 in their games against the NFL’s final four teams.

Several businesses are feeling the bite of the Patriots’ loss on Sunday.

Ross Tucker of ESPN.com doesn’t buy the notion that Jets coach Rex Ryan’s talking takes pressure off his players.

Ravens LB Tavares Gooden will have surgery to repair his dislocated shoulder and torn labrum.

Bengals CB Adam Jones will shed the collar he’s worn since injuring his neck this week.

Will QB Colt McCoy’s height stop him from being a longtime starter for the Browns?

Steelers coach Mike Tomlin said that the Jets offense “whacked us” in their Week 15 meeting.

FB Vonta Leach wants to remain with the Texans for the rest of his career.

Colts owner Jim Irsay said that the team will look to restructure S Bob Sanders’s contract.

When it looked like the Rams and Josh McDaniels couldn’t come to an agreement, the Jaguars refused St. Louis permission to interview offensive coordinator Dirk Koetter.

Titans offensive coordinator Mike Heimerdinger was named a finalist for the inaugural Don Shula NFL Coach of the Year Award.

Woody Paige of the Denver Post reads between the lines and finds Tim Tebow as Broncos starting quarterback.

The Professional Football Writers of America named Chiefs G.M. Scott Pioli as the NFL’s Executive of the Year.

QB Jason Campbell reminds Raiders owner Al Davis of two-time Super Bowl winner Jim Plunkett.

Three blackouts in 2010 mean lower ticket prices for the Chargers in 2011.

New Cowboys defensive coordinator Rob Ryan’s 2010 Browns team had problems closing out games with leads in the fourth quarter.

Giants DE Osi Umenyiora had hip surgery on Tuesday.

David Akers plans to kick in 2011 and hopes that he’ll do it for the Eagles.

The Redskins special teams units have been up and down during Danny Smith’s tenure as their coordinator.

Bears LB Brian Urlacher has started lobbying for a contract extension for coach Lovie Smith.

Despite his overtures toward a reporter in Miami, the Lions plan to have RB Kevin Smith back next year.

Packers CB Tramon Williams believes that hard work has more to do with his success than natural ability.

The Vikings acted quickly to offer a job to deposed Colts running backs coach Gene Huey.

Defensive prowess is a big difference between the Falcons and the four teams still playing football.

QB Matt Moore took to his personal blog to send a message that he’s looking to return to the Panthers in 2011.

Three Saints made the All-NFC South defense put together by Pat Yasinskas of ESPN.com.

Buccaneers CB Ronde Barber will neither confirm nor deny that he will come back for the 2011 season.

Cardinals fans looking for something to enjoy this playoff season could recall some of Kurt Warner’s fine postseason work as their quarterback.

In unsurprising news, new Rams offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels plans to build the offense around QB Sam Bradford and RB Steven Jackson.

Buccaneers QB Josh Johnson seems like a logical choice if the 49ers look to trade for a quarterback.

The Seahawks will need a new secondary coach after Jerry Gray decided to take a job at the University of Texas.

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5 Responses to “Wednesday morning one-liners”
  1. bleedgreen says: Jan 19, 2011 9:30 AM

    Seriously? Mike Heimerdinger? Coach of the Year? For real?

  2. tdk24 says: Jan 19, 2011 9:37 AM

    Why do you post stories about the Raiders that are 8 months old?

  3. dawgpound2010 says: Jan 19, 2011 9:56 AM

    The thing that will doom Colt McCoy is the fact that the Browns still have so many holes on their offense. The Browns need offensive line help on the right side, have no one capable of being a # 1 receiver, and need a second running back to compliment Peyton Hills.

    Maybe a new coordinator and coach will help McCoy (anything has to better than the last tandem). It will be interesting to see if the browns hire an OC.

  4. discosucs2005 says: Jan 19, 2011 10:31 AM

    Who cares what Ross Tucker thinks? That guy’s arrogance is only seconded to his lack of NFL knowledge. It is amazing that a former player knows so little about the game of football. Maybe that is why he didn’t play very much. But he’ll always appeal to the half wit fans because he says “tough guy” things like “I hate kickers” and “stats are for losers.”

  5. brasho says: Jan 19, 2011 1:49 PM

    Scott Pioli as GM of the year is a total crock!

    Mark Dominik did more for his team this season than Pioli could do in two years. The Buccaneers had 23 rookies play for the team and yet still won the same number of games as as the Chiefs. Considering only 9 of those players were actually drafted by the Bucs, I would say that Dominik did a fantastic job of finding those other 14 rookies via free agency out there to come in and make plays for a team hot in the playoff hunt.

    During the season, Dominik was responsible for finding all the rookies that started multiple games for the team THIS SEASON (not players drafted previously that finally figured it out) and improved this team more than any other in the league. The Chiefs had a 6 game improvement, very nice, the Bucs improved by 7 games despite playing in one of the leagues toughest divisions.

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