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Wednesday morning one-liners

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Bills coach Chan Gailey said of TE Scott Chandler, who caught five passes for 63 yards and two touchdowns Sunday, “I was really proud of him. He deserves it. He works hard.”

Said Dolphins coach Tony Sparano of QB Chad Henne changing plays at the line of scrimmage on Monday night, “He handled it really well. In any situation last night where Chad had to manage front or coverage I thought he handled it really well. We didn’t get ourselves in really any bad plays that way. In other words we didn’t get into anything that at the line of scrimmage was a blunder by Chad. Chad handled all those situations really well.”

Patriots C Dan Connelly was singled out for praise for the way he stepped in for the injured Dan Koppen.

Former Patriots LB Tully Banta-Cain is visiting the Jets today.

Folks in Baltimore aren’t ready to stop celebrating the Ravens’ win over the Steelers.

The Bengals’ coaches were pleased with the play of their eight-man defensive line rotation.

The Browns are in a position they wouldn’t have expected: Favored to beat Indianapolis on the road.

Steelers coach Mike Tomlin says he has confidence in rookie OT Marcus Gilbert.

Because of Texans WR Kevin Walter’s injury, Jacoby Jones is expected to start opposite Andre Johnson for Houston, and Bryant Johnson would be elevated to the third receiver spot.

There’s nothing funny about the way the Colts played on Sunday, but LB Pat Angerer hasn’t lost his sense of humor.

Said Jaguars coach Jack Del Rio of QB Luke McCown, “Luke did a nice job doing exactly what he was asked to do. We executed the game plan and won the game.”

The Titans are looking for some help on their defensive line.

Broncos coach John Fox is getting second-guessed for his decision to try a 56-yard field goal late in the second quarter. It missed, setting up the Raiders for their 63-yard field goal at the end of the first half.

Chiefs RB Jamaal Charles says the team will be better than ever on Sunday against the Lions. (The Chiefs could hardly be worse than they were against the Bills.)

Raiders coach Hue Jackson wasn’t celebrating Oakland’s 1-0 record when he addressed the media Tuesday: “I haven’t slept, the meal was horrible, I’ve been watching Buffalo, so I don’t feel good right now.”

The Chargers say that in preparing to face the Patriots, they have to expect the unexpected.

Said Cowboys LB Keith Brooking of QB Tony Romo, “That guy, we have his back, we believe in him 100 percent. He’s the guy that needs to be leading this team.”

The Giants’ revamped offensive line has a lot of work to do.

Eagles S Jarrad Page compares CB Nnamdi Asomugha to Usain Bolt.

Bears WR Roy Williams is uncertain for this week after suffering a groin injury on Sunday.

Jim Schwartz thinks the Lions have better special teams than they showed on Sunday.

The Packers expect to have their hands full this week with Panthers QB Cam Newton.

Vikings QB Donovan McNabb contributed less than half of 1 percent to the NFL’s huge output of passing yardage in Week One.

Falcons DT Jonathan Babineaux is out three to five weeks with a partially torn medial collateral ligament.

The Panthers have added a pair of veteran linemen.

The agent for QB Drew Brees is working with the Saints on getting a new contract done.

One Tampa Bay columnist thinks that if Bucs coach Raheem Morris was going to break the NFL’s rules on contact with players during the lockout, he should have gone all-in and done some real coaching.

Cardinals TEs Todd Heap and Jeff King combined for four catches for 101 yards and a touchdown on Sunday.

Former Rams QB Kurt Warner says he can relate to what current Rams QB Sam Bradford is going through, suffering a hand injury.

49ers coach Jim Harbaugh said DE Ray McDonaldhad a marvelous game” in the opener against the Seahawks.

With Seahawks FB Michael Robinson suffering an ankle injury, Seattle is adding FB Eddie Williams off the Browns’ practice squad.

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7 Responses to “Wednesday morning one-liners”
  1. palewook says: Sep 14, 2011 9:00 AM

    first time i’ve read anything from Pat Angerer, seems pretty down to earth.

  2. Topher says: Sep 14, 2011 9:00 AM

    RE: Roy Williams “groin injury” … Is that what they call it when you lack intestinal fortitude?

  3. wwwmattcom says: Sep 14, 2011 9:03 AM

    Happy for the Bills. Finally a reason to watch with hope. This organization gives me heart problems.

  4. camssportsjam says: Sep 14, 2011 9:34 AM

    as a Lions fan, I saw Bryant Johnson in action many times, and if you cant produce as the Number 3 guy on the field with Megatron, what makes you think he’ll be able to accomplish that task is a similar situation albeit with a different player?

  5. 0 degrees Kelvin says: Sep 14, 2011 9:53 AM

    “Folks in Baltimore aren’t ready to stop celebrating the Ravens’ win over the Steelers.”

    When’s the parade?

  6. nannymcsack says: Sep 14, 2011 10:03 AM

    mattcom,
    week 1 is no reason for hope, but it is a reason to claim mark sanchez is the 4th best qb in the afc east. for now.

  7. simplesimon1 says: Sep 14, 2011 10:50 AM

    KC better show up this week. The Lions actually didn’t have a very good game last week and I’m not sure if the Chiefs are better than the Bucs. This is the first home game of the year and the Lions will be pumped. You just lost a bunch of players to injury, including the only player who probably had a chance to keep Calvin Johnson from having 3TD’s and 150 yards.

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