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Saturday morning one-liners

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Bills G.M. Buddy Nix said that the team still plans to add one more quarterback before training camp.

John Clayton of ESPN.com pegged the Patriots as one of his Day Two losers for not getting help with the pass rush.

Jah Reid could get a shot at the starting right tackle job with the Ravens.

Drafting QB Andy Dalton and WR A.J. Green signals a new start for the Bengals offense.

The Browns got tougher by drafting two defensive linemen with assault arrests on their resumes.

They were linked with Aaron Williams in many mock drafts, but the Steelers wound up with a different cornerback from Texas.

By taking CB Brandon Harris, the Texans continued to show an affinity for Miami players.

The Colts will be moving Ben Ijalana from tackle to guard in the short term.

Will Rackley will be tried at center and guard by the Jaguars.

The Titans expect DT Jurrell Casey to play a big role for them next season.

Broncos S Rahim Moore will be a little star struck when he meets his new teammates in the secondary.

CB DeMarcus Van Dyke fits the mold of speedy Raiders draft choices who didn’t produce much on the field.

Selecting WR Vincent Brown might have signaled the departure of Legedu Naanee from the Chargers.

Adding LB Bruce Carter is not a sign that Keith Brooking is done with the Cowboys.

The Giants are betting DT Marcus Austin can keep his nose clean.

The selection of Curtis Marsh doesn’t really clear up the question of the Eagles’ right cornerback.

Three trades in the first two days have left the Redskins with plenty of options to stock up on young players on Saturday.

Bears offensive line coach Mike Tice said the team was fortunate to land T Gabe Carimi in the first round.

Talent trumped need with the Lions’ second-round selections.

WR Randall Cobb had a long wait in the green room before the Packers made him the final pick of the second round.

Coach Leslie Frazier said the Vikings were able to get some portion of the playbook to QB Christian Ponder before the reinstatement of the lockout.

Falcons WR Roddy White made a video welcoming Julio Jones to Atlanta.

Grabbing two defensive linemen bolstered the weakest position on the Panthers roster.

The Saints had a productive first two days of the draft.

Cardinals coach Ken Whisenhunt curiously cited a lack of fumbles as rationale for picking RB Ryan Williams.

WR Austin Pettis will play all three receiver spots and special teams for the Rams.

QB Colin Kaepernick called getting drafted by the 49ers a “perfect situation.”

It looks like it will be a rookie right side of the offensive line for the Seahawks.

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9 Responses to “Saturday morning one-liners”
  1. whatsafairway says: Apr 30, 2011 9:24 AM

    After watching Roddy White TV, [clap] I’m sure glad he has his NFL career [clap] to fall back on to sustain his family. [clap clap]

  2. MichaelEdits says: Apr 30, 2011 9:40 AM

    The weakest position on the Panthers’ roster is owner, but unfortunately we can’t fix that through the draft.

  3. j0esixpack says: Apr 30, 2011 10:00 AM

    Regarding Clayton’s assessment of Belichick’s draft I think I trust Belichick’s assessment more than Clayton’s.

    The list of players that talking media heads thought were the best on draft day, yet are mediocre NFL players at best today, is a long one.

    Heralded names are fun in early May but whoever the coach wants is fine by me. No doubt there’ve been some surprises that Belichick hasn’t found a pass rusher he likes amid the picks thus far, but I assume the guy knows what he’s doing.

    The Mallet pick is only a shocker til you realize that all Mallet needs to do is behave – not play – to earn his shot as a starter for another team and earn the Patriots a MUCH higher pick than 74 in return.

    I can’t help but wonder how different this draft would be if we had the ability to trade for veteran players and have gone through a normal free agency period prior to the draft. Those two factors alone mean that we don’t have the proper context of knowing what plans Belichick and other coaches might have once those two activities can commence.

    Everyone here is looking at this draft through the context of business as usual – and this year is anything but.

  4. pappysarcasm says: Apr 30, 2011 10:05 AM

    “Bears offensive line coach Mike Tice said the team was fortunate to land T Gabe Carimi in the first round.”

    The Bears once again jinxed themselves by taking a life long packer fan! Gabe will be out of sorts playing for the bears cubs! He will eventually become a packer! ;)

  5. lucky5934 says: Apr 30, 2011 10:15 AM

    John Clayton is an idiot. Yes the Patriots could have drafted a pash rusher. But the only player that was a questionable pick would be the need for a second running back, but their wasnt much much of a pash rushing option at that spot in the 3rd round. Mallet and I-Dowling were excellent picks.

  6. geemoney713 says: Apr 30, 2011 11:41 AM

    Redskins had 4 trades, not 3.

  7. bsandcs says: Apr 30, 2011 12:01 PM

    I peg John Clayton of ESPN.com a Day Two Loser for reporting the lockout was back on when it wan’t

  8. Rhode Island Patriots Fan says: Apr 30, 2011 12:46 PM

    Clayton critique has merit. The only time I subscribe to the “In Bill We Trust” motto is when Belichick is delivering playoff wins. That hasn’t happened lately. If it turns out that Brooks Reed and Jabaal Sheard excel in the NFL, as Clay Mathews has, then Belichick should be roundly criticized by Pats fans. In my view, while I agree that Belichick should continue to draft based on value, there are compelling instances when the he should draft based on need. The 33rd overall pick yesterday was, I believe, one such time. Without a stand-out pass- rusher, New England’s more formidable opponents will continue to game plan accordingly.

  9. Rhode Island Patriots Fan says: Apr 30, 2011 12:46 PM

    Clayton’s critique has merit. The only time I subscribe to the “In Bill We Trust” motto is when Belichick is delivering playoff wins. That hasn’t happened lately. If it turns out that Brooks Reed and Jabaal Sheard excel in the NFL, as Clay Mathews has, then Belichick should be roundly criticized by Pats fans. In my view, while I agree that Belichick should continue to draft based on value, there are compelling instances when the he should draft based on need. The 33rd overall pick yesterday was, I believe, one such time. Without a stand-out pass- rusher, New England’s more formidable opponents will continue to game plan accordingly.

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