Said former Bills coach Marv Levy of the death of Kent Hull, “Of all 47 years of my coaching career, this was one of the most memorable guys I ever had the honor to coach. I’m so sad to hear it. He was a great leader, certainly. He was as likable a guy as you could meet, family-oriented, a great citizen. I’m stunned.”
Jets coach Rex Ryan was surprised to learn that his team is the underdog against the Chargers.
Said Steelers coach Mike Tomlin, “I think it’s very obvious that we’ve performed to a winning level at home. We haven’t done so on the road. We understand that if we want to be a contender, be a winning team, a January-type team, we have to perform better on the road than we have.”
Colts S Antoine Bethea reflects on the season without Peyton Manning: “It’s not all peaches and cream. It’s football, man. We’ve been blessed here to have some good years, but this is the other side of it. We’ve got to fight our way through it, keep our heads high. Eventually it’ll turn around.”
The Jaguars have some concerns on the offensive line.
Chiefs coach Todd Haley found some things out about his team when they won two straight games after starting the season 0-3.
The Raiders are talking championship after acquiring QB Carson Palmer.
The Eagles are crediting some changes to the defensive game plan for their win over the Redskins.
Said Redskins WR Terrence Austin of getting his first catch, “It felt real good. I’m always trying to make a play, trying to help out the team the best way I can, and I just want to show I’m able to do that. Whenever the guys need a breather, I want to show that I’m able to do that and help the team.”
Bears coach Lovie Smith is accentuating the positive: “I am pretty happy where we are, it’s not an ideal position starting the season, but where we are right now with a big win, things look like they are headed in the right direction. I like the direction we are going.”
Saints coach Sean Payton has been studying the Colts from his hospital bed.
Although 49ers WR Michael Crabtree has been limited in practice with a foot injury, he says it doesn’t affect him in games: “To tell you the truth, I’ll be so into the game, I don’t even feel my foot. It’s kind of like the adrenaline rushing in and the pain is just in the back of your mind.”
We can officially forget about a Carson Palmer-Pete Carroll reunion in Seattle.