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Wednesday morning one-liners

Chris Clemons,  Kevin Kolb AP

Bills coach Chan Gailey praised the work of WR Brad Smith.

The Dolphins’ recent winning ways killed their chances to draft Stanford QB Andrew Luck, but USC’s Matt Barkley, Oklahoma’s Landry Jones and Baylor’s Robert Griffin all could be draft-day options in Miami.

Former Patriots WR/DB Troy Brown likes what he sees in current Patriots WR/DB Julian Edelman.

Said Jets QB Mark Sanchez of the way the team played in the win over the Bills, “We play like that again, lose the turnover battle, lose time of possession, all those stats – I think our chances of winning the game were probably somewhere like 20, 30 percent chance. Maybe less. Maybe in the teens. Because you can’t win like that. That’s not a winning formula.”

Asked about offensive coordinator Cam Cameron’s play calling, Ravens coach John Harbaugh said, “I think all of our coaches have done a great job. I think Cam has done a great job.”

Bengals coach Marvin Lewis has a 5-13 career record against the Steelers.

The Browns seem to be heading toward another Top 10 pick.

Said Steelers coach Mike Tomlin of the team’s struggles on third down, “We need more separation. We need to make more competitive catches in order to keep the chains moving and keep ourselves on the field.”

Texans coach Gary Kubiak calls QB Jake Delhomme a good fit for the offense.

Colts QB Dan Orlovsky, who just became the team’s starter, has started seven games in his career, all for the 0-16 Lions.

Here’s a look at new Jaguars interim head coach Mel Tucker.

Titans coach Mike Munchak says he’s just taking care of his own business, and not worrying about whether the Texans’ quarterback situation will allow Tennessee to catch up in the AFC South.

Some in Denver think Tim Tebow should be a Pro Bowler.

What the Chiefs have got here is a failure to communicate.

Raiders RB Michael Bush was on the field for 68 of 71 offensive plays against the Bears.

Said Chargers DB Eric Weddle of the team’s playoff chances, “It’s like Dumb and Dumber, where the guy says, ‘So I have a chance?’

In Dallas, there’s talk that Cowboys defensive coordinator Rob Ryan could leave to become a head coach.

The Giants are bringing back LB Chase Blackburn.

The Eagles insist they’re not quitting on their season.

Redskins FB Darrel Young is expected to play this week despite suffering a concussion Sunday against the Seahawks.

There’s optimism in Chicago that QB Caleb Hanie will be better in his second start for the Bears than he was in his first.

Asked about Lions DT Ndamukong Suh, Mean Joe Greene said, “If you haven’t played interior defensive line, you won’t know and you’ll never know what it’s like in there. I don’t think anything that happens on the field is dirty, but Suh shouldn’t have done what he did. He let the moment get away.”

Packers G Evan Dietrich-Smith hasn’t talked to the media about the Suh suspension.

Viking QB Christian Ponder will see Broncos QB Tim Tebow again on Sunday; when they met in college Tebow’s Florida Gators whipped Ponder’s Florida State Seminoles 45-15.

Injuries are forcing the Falcons to shuffle their secondary.

Panthers offensive coordinator Rob Chudzinski says he sees improvement in the running game.

Asked if he thinks about breaking Dan Marino’s passing yardage record, Saints QB Drew Brees said, “Absolutely. But only in the framework of winning.”

Bucs QB Josh Freeman says the cut he suffered on his thumb while shooting a gun was “just cosmetic.”

The Cardinals think they have a bright future, given how young their roster is.

Asked about the fans in St. Louis booing, Rams coach Steve Spagnuolo said, “I’d rather have that than people not caring. I want to thank the fans for their passion, and I mean that sincerely. I know with that it goes both ways. Frustration and disappointment, and their reactions to that. I understand it. I get it.”

Long snapper Brian Jennings is the only player left who’s been to the playoffs with the 49ers.

Seahawks DE Chris Clemons is having a big season but not getting much attention.

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3 Responses to “Wednesday morning one-liners”
  1. trollhammer20 says: Nov 30, 2011 9:21 AM

    Chris Clemons has indeed played very well for the Seahawks.

    The biggest weakness of the defense, however, is that the guy with the second-most sacks on the team this year has a total of 2.

    Last year, Raheem Brock did a fairly credible job as a pass-rush DE. This year, he’s disappeared.

    I’d like to see them start Josh Portis for a few games down the stretch. If he’s got some promise, now is the time to show it, so that a first-round pick that most people feel is destined to go for a QB might be spent on the team’s second-biggest weakness: The lack of a pass rush outside of Clemons.

  2. kotcha23 says: Nov 30, 2011 10:29 AM

    Good quote by Spagnuolo

  3. radrntn says: Nov 30, 2011 11:33 AM

    i am sure bush slept good that night

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