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Thursday morning one-liners

New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick looks on against the New York Giants during the first quarter of their NFL football game in Foxborough Reuters

The Bills are “nowhere near” an extension with contract-year WR Steve Johnson.

The Dolphins tried out free agent DBs Darcel McBath and Mark LeGree.

The Patriots come in at No. 2 in Profootballfocus.com’s preseason power rankings.

TheSidelineView.com is picking the Jets over the Cowboys on Sunday night.

Ravens QB Joe Flacco has historically struggled against Pittsburgh.

Bengals QB Andy Dalton is similar to Week One opponent Colt McCoy in a number of ways.

The Cleveland Plain Dealer¬†updates the health of the Browns’ roster.

Steelers WR Mike Wallace says Ravens rookie CB Jimmy Smithneeds to worry about us.”

Texans WR Andre Johnson believes Houston has “a great football team” this year.

The Indianapolis Star¬†takes an in-depth look at the Colts’ unheralded youngsters.

Outgoing Jaguars QB David Garrard discusses his exit from Jacksonville.

Titans RB Chris Johnson has reset his sights on 2,000 rushing yards.

The Broncos aren’t bothered by last year’s Raiders beat down heading into Week One.

First-year offensive coordinator Bill Muir will call the Chiefs’ plays this season.

Raiders offensive coordinator Al Saunders likens RB Darren McFadden to Marshall Faulk.

The Chargers are healthy heading into their opener against the Vikings.

The Cowboys scrapped their Week One game plan when the Jets claimed S Andrew Sendejo off waivers this week.

Giants rookie LB Greg Jones has gone from third-stringer to starter in a matter of four days.

Rookie offensive linemen have struggled in the preseason.

Redskins QB Rex Grossman hopes to capitalize on his starting job.

The Bears have replaced Olin Kreutz as a captain with C Roberto Garza.

Lions QB Matthew Stafford is primed for a hot start after a big preseason.

Aaron Rodgers of the Packers is the best fantasy QB play in the league this week.

Vikings RB Adrian Peterson has a history of success against the Chargers.

Assistant coach Keith Armstrong discusses the Falcons’ special teams.

Panthers coach Ron Rivera expects LB Jon Beason (foot) to play in Week One.

Saints TE Jimmy Graham should be in fantasy football lineups Thursday night.

Bucs DT Gerald McCoy wants the Tampa defensive line to play more aggressively this season.

XTRA 910 in Phoenix is predicting the Cardinals will go 8-8 this season.

49ers WR Michael Crabtree (foot) finally donned pads and practiced on Wednesday.

Seahawks coach Pete Carroll is downplaying his rivalry with 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh.

The Rams have a tough defensive matchup against Eagles QB Michael Vick.

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6 Responses to “Thursday morning one-liners”
  1. buttercheck says: Sep 8, 2011 8:12 AM

    8-8 for the Cardinals? That’s silly talk. This new Card’s teams reminds me a lot of the old Cowboy championship teams. If Beanie stays healthy.

  2. essentialsausage says: Sep 8, 2011 8:19 AM

    Stafford looks ripped. Here’s hoping that extra cushioning protects the ol’ shoulder.

  3. drmonkeyarmy says: Sep 8, 2011 8:46 AM

    Buttercheck,
    Are you seriously making a comparison that the Cardinals look like those Cowboy teams? That implies you are saying that Kolb looks like Aikman and Wells looks like Smith. Surely this post is made in jest?

  4. steelybills says: Sep 8, 2011 9:04 AM

    Say what you want about David Garrard on the field, but you would be hard pressed to find a classier guy off of it.

  5. grogansheroes says: Sep 8, 2011 10:03 AM

    Read the article on PFF in the Pats link. The “author”, and I use the term loosely, has Tom Brady ranked as the 33rd best player in the NFL last year. And yet he has them #2 rated team. Whether or not you’re a Pats fan or not, I think Mr Bundchen is a little better than that. I wonder where he has Peyton? Probally 32nd.

  6. 3octaveFart says: Sep 8, 2011 11:14 AM

    “Ravens QB Joe Flacco has historically struggled against Pittsburgh.”

    Struggled? He’s never beaten Roethlisberger, plus he’s had to go to OT to beat a third-string QB.

    History tends to repeat itself.

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