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Wednesday morning one-liners

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The Bills claimed T Sam Young, who was going to head to the Cowboys practice squad if he had cleared waivers.

Not everyone is buying Reggie Bush’s big role in Miami.

The Patriots don’t appear eager to replace RB BenJarvus Green-Ellis.

Rex Ryan says he feels more pressure about this season opener than any game he’s ever coached.

Baltimore’s ever-changing offensive line will play its first game together in the season opener.

The Bengals are a popular pick for dead last in national power rankings.

The Browns are a bit of a mystery team, even in Cleveland.

Steelers coach Mike Tomlin said Pittsburgh’s offense will be conservative if that’s what it takes to win.

Sorry, Houston: You know look like AFC South favorites.  Enjoy.

When it comes to nerve injuries like the one Peyton Manning has, no one really knows anything.

Releasing David Garrard shouldn’t give the Jaguars an excuse to downsize expectations.

The Titans are one of the toughest teams to predict in the NFL.

The Broncos happily gobbled up guard Tony Hills from the Steelers.

For Matt Cassel this week, it’s all about pain tolerance.

Raiders coach Hue Jackson knows how to survive in Oakland: Embrace all things Al Davis.

For the first time in four years, the Chargers aren’t defending a division championship.

The Cowboys bulked up their offensive line when they added Derrick Dockery, possibly looking for more size up front.

Giants WR Mario Manningham is set up for a breakout season.

Eagles rookie LB Casey Matthews isn’t afraid to look to his older brother for advice.

The Redskins think they have a more solid foundation for their team in year two of the Mike Shanahan experiment.

Six Bears starting defenders are on the wrong side of 30.

Optimism in Detroit is sky high for the Lions.

A cool look from the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel on how Mike McCarthy creates advantageous matchups.

The Vikings can’t wait to get tight end Visanthe Shiancoe back on the field.

The Falcons picked up a pair of veteran defensive backs on the cheap.

Panthers backup QB Derek Anderson  sounds more comfortable in his backup role this year.

The Saints will be breaking in a new (old) kicker in the season opener.

Lee Roy Selmon took Bucs DT Gerald McCoy under his wing when they met in 2010.

Sixth-round rookie Cardinals DT David Carter has made a quick impression in Arizona.

San Francisco still isn’t sure exactly how their secondary will shake out during the season opener.

The Rams tapped the brakes on WR Mark Clayton’s rehab, putting him on the reserve/PUP list.

Will the Seahawks go from worst to first?

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5 Responses to “Wednesday morning one-liners”
  1. albanyhawker says: Sep 7, 2011 9:16 AM

    I think you meant to say “from first to worst” on the Seahawks one-liner. I’m not expecting much from them this season, but I don’t think they’ll be in line for the #1 pick in the 2012 draft.

  2. thereisalwaysnextyear says: Sep 7, 2011 9:47 AM

    “Sorry, Houston: You know look like AFC South favorites. Enjoy.”

    I think you meant to say “you now look like” instead of know. You know?

  3. 8drinkminimum says: Sep 7, 2011 10:32 AM

    There is no way that Miami pounds Bush in between the tackles on a regular basis.

    He’ll get most of his touches on sweeps (they ran alot in preseason) and flare passes or misdirection.

    He’ll still touch the ball 20 to 25 times but ultimately Thomas will take the real pounding.

  4. sj39 says: Sep 7, 2011 11:37 AM

    Will the Seahawks go from worst to first? Now that is funny!

  5. Awol.West says: Sep 7, 2011 11:54 AM

    Reggie Bush and Felix Jones are getting their chance this season.

    I like the Bengals young talent and how they’re rebuilding, but only have them winning 2 games this year, so last in the rankings is about right.

    I’ve got the Steelers going 14-2, Packers, Eagles, Saints, Chargers, Patriots 13-3, Ravens 12-4
    To round out the top 12 (playoff teams), I got the the Texans 11-5, Bears, Falcons, Jets 10-6, and the Cardinals 9-7 (hard to predict NFC West, I do see the Rams being neck and neck with them)

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