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Friday morning one-liners

Marcell Dareus, Roger Goodell AP

Said Bills G.M. Buddy Nix on DT Marcell Dareus, “Well, you know it’s like Christmas and opening the presents. We really liked this guy and everybody did. We had him really high from Day One. We really didn’t think he’d be there. Everybody says that, I know, every year. But we’re excited about having him.”

Were the Dolphins too safe by selecting OL Mike Pouncey?

The Patriots shied away from sizzle with their first round moves.

In DL Muhammed Wilkerson, the Jets got a New Jersey native in the first round for the second straight year.

The Ravens made it clear they believe CB Jimmy Smith’s problems are behind him.

Nate Davis of USA Today thinks the Bengals will select QB Andy Dalton in the second round.

Trading down made it clear Browns G.M. Tom Heckert thinks quantity is a bigger need than individual quality for Cleveland.

The Steelers kept things local by taking DE Cameron Heyward in the first round.

Jerome Solomon of the Houston Chronicle thinks the Texans made a mistake in passing on DT Nick Fairley.

T Anthony Castonzo addresses the biggest Colts need.

Trading up for QB Blaine Gabbert made the Jaguars first round winners to John Clayton of ESPN.com.

Pat Kirwan of NFL.com thinks the Titans may have gotten the next Steve Young in QB Jake Locker.

The Broncos will likely use Von Miller as both a strongside linebacker and a pass rusher on third downs.

Taking a receiver instead of a lineman could open the door for criticism of Chiefs G.M. Scott Pioli.

Raiders coach Hue Jackson said the team had opportunities to trade up, but none that fit their desires.

Said new Chargers DT Corey Liuget, “I’m very excited … I don’t think it gets any better than utopia San Diego. It doesn’t get any better than that.”

With T Tyron Smith in the fold, T Marc Colombo’s future with the Cowboys is up in the air.

The New York Daily News had some fun tying Giants CB Prince Amukamara’s arrival in with Friday’s wedding in London.

Peter King of SI.com likes Eagles G Danny Watkins’s ability, but isn’t crazy about his age.

Panini America already has rookie cards for Redskins DE Ryan Kerrigan and all of the other first round picks.

Bears T Gabe Carimi isn’t lacking for confidence.

The Lions bolstered a strength by grabbing DT Nick Fairley.

Assuming the lockout isn’t restored, T Derek Sherrod will be expected at Packers rookie orientation in two weeks.

Tom Powers of the Pioneer Press kills the Vikings for taking QB Christian Ponder with the 12th pick.

Don Banks of SI.com is a big fan of the deal the Falcons made for WR Julio Jones.

The Panthers went with the bold choice in QB Cam Newton.

Saints G.M. Mickey Loomis explains the big trade up for RB Mark Ingram.

With DE Adrian Clayborn in the fold, linebacker and cornerback loom as the biggest Buccaneers needs.

Drafting CB Patrick Peterson means the Cardinals will be looking for a veteran quarterback.

The Rams were pleasantly surprised that DE Robert Quinn dropped into their lap.

Said 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh of DE/LB Aldon Smith, “We took a guy we liked the most as a football player, as a person.”

The Seahawks expect OL James Carpenter will add nastiness to their offensive line.

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6 Responses to “Friday morning one-liners”
  1. vtopa says: Apr 29, 2011 11:02 AM

    Saints fans are rejoicing at the brilliance of their coach and GM while the Falcons fans wonder what the hell went wrong. Do the Saints have any real weaknesses on their team? There doesn’t seem to be a chink in that armor. Say hello to a second SB appearance America.

  2. chochav says: Apr 29, 2011 11:11 AM

    Finally. A brother on the Packer Offensive line!!!

  3. wodae says: Apr 29, 2011 11:44 AM

    @vtopa–

    Yeah because you guys REALLY bolstered your defensive secondary enough to stop Arodge and the rest of the Packers aerial attack…Packers are going to be going back to the ‘ship for the next few years at least.

  4. bobhk says: Apr 29, 2011 12:15 PM

    “Pat Kirwan of NFL.com thinks the Titans may have gotten the next Steve Young in QB Jake Locker.”

    To do that he’ll have to improve a lot. Young was one of the most (if not the most) accurate passer in NFL history.

  5. rc33 says: Apr 29, 2011 12:41 PM

    Sainta fans better rejoice this year cuz not having a #1 is gonna make ‘em wince 12 months from now.
    They did have a great round 1 but I’m not certain how much they actually needed Mark Ingram.

  6. jeterleto says: Apr 29, 2011 1:06 PM

    Seems like alot of hate on Heckert. I think he made a smart move getting a ton of picks and still filling a huge need. Tradeing back up might be in question but why would you pass that deal up? There still is alot of WR on the board not counting Bowers for DE which we have 2 picks in 2nd round.

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