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Thursday morning one-liners

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The Bills have placed DT Torell Troup (back) on injured reserve.

Patriots TE Rob Gronkowski leads the team in pass targets this season.

Dolphins WR Brandon Marshall dropped at least five touchdown passes early in the season.

Jets QB Mark Sanchez says his team is “focused” entering Sunday’s game at Washington.

Here is a preview of Sunday’s Ravens-Browns game.

The Bengals have benched DE Michael Johnson for Frostee Rucker.

Here is the transcript from Browns coach Pat Shurmur’s Wednesday press conference.

Steelers WR Hines Ward wants to hit his goals before he retires.

Texans WR Andre Johnson might struggle to produce down the stretch.

Colts coach Jim Caldwell won’t even “entertain” the thought of drafting Andrew Luck.

The North County Times provides a scouting report on the Jaguars.

The Broncos may be fielding the NFL’s version of Moneyball.

Chiefs coach Todd Haley is trying to be patient with QB Tyler Palko.

The Raiders are mourning the passing of former DT Chester McGlockton.

The San Diego Union-Tribune recommends the Chargers keeping G.M. A.J. Smith.

The Giants are on the playoff bubble.

The Washington Times reviews the Redskins’ Week Twelve offense.

Bears QB Jay Cutler (thumb surgery) discusses the possibility of his return.

The Lions are poised for a hot finish.

The Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel previews Packers-Giants.

Vikings backup QB Donovan McNabb will collect $1.48 million for the final five weeks.

The Falcons have faced only one 3-4 defense this season.

Panthers LB Jordan Senn is an undersized overachiever.

The Saints have a small injury report for Week Thirteen.

Bucs coach Raheem Morris is not worried about his job security.

Cardinals QB Kevin Kolb (foot) is expected to start against the Cowboys.

49ers WR Braylon Edwards (shoulder) missed practice Wednesday.

The loss of WR Sidney Rice is a big blow to Seattle’s offense.

Here is Rams coach Steve Spagnuolo’s Wednesday press conference.

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11 Responses to “Thursday morning one-liners”
  1. kdish87 says: Dec 1, 2011 8:03 AM

    As an Eagles fan, thank you for only posting 31 “one-liners.” I’m sick of hearing news about them anyway.

  2. snarkzilla says: Dec 1, 2011 8:06 AM

    Lions: “They always seem to find ways to win meaningful games late in the season. ‘That’s what great teams do,’ Stafford said. ‘If you want to make the playoffs, you have to do it on Sundays.’

    Yeah, that last loss to the Packers was on a Thursday so it doesn’t count.

  3. stevemo says: Dec 1, 2011 8:08 AM

    Someone should make a video cataloging some of those Marshall “drops”. It always amusing to see someone lay out for a ball, barely touch it, and then get blasted for “dropping it”. Sometimes I think it would be better for some of these guys to just pull back and let the ball fall incomplete/be intercepted.

  4. jetropolitans says: Dec 1, 2011 8:50 AM

    It’s not Caldwell’s decision to make…Manning has been a player-coach since 2009.

    POLIAN: Jim, we’ve been reviewing your work, and quite frankly, it stinks.
    CALDWELL: I’ll work harder… Sundays, Mondays, whatever it takes
    POLIAN: No…No…I dont think that’s going to do it. These games you’ve coached…it’s almost as if…you have no coaching experience at all. I’m sorry, there’s just no way we can keep you on.
    CALDWELL: [puzzled] uh I don’t even really work here.
    POLIAN: That’s what makes this so difficult.

  5. FinFan68 says: Dec 1, 2011 9:10 AM

    stevemo says:
    Dec 1, 2011 8:08 AM
    Someone should make a video cataloging some of those Marshall “drops”. It always amusing to see someone lay out for a ball, barely touch it, and then get blasted for “dropping it”. Sometimes I think it would be better for some of these guys to just pull back and let the ball fall incomplete/be intercepted.
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    I think you would be surprised. Most of his drops were legit. There may have been one or two that could be considered “difficult” but this guy has claimed he is one of the best (is being paid like one of the best) and is expected to make some difficult plays. The issue has been that his drops are almost always in the red zone or on 3rd down. If he makes those catches the Dolphins (as unbelievable as it may seem) would have a much better record and could very well be in the wild card hunt.

  6. dawkattack says: Dec 1, 2011 9:48 AM

    I hope spags gets canned so he can come coach our D go Birds!!!

  7. pfinnj says: Dec 1, 2011 10:01 AM

    Evan says:

    Patriots TE Rob Gronkowski leads the team in pass targets this season.

    This may not be so. The site only counts the last 6-7 weeks. It says Gronk 53, Welker 51.

    Welker has more than 51 catches.

  8. RomosRibs says: Dec 1, 2011 10:08 AM

    If Marshall dropped “at least 5 TD passes earlier this season”, why is it coming up now/again?

  9. stevemo says: Dec 1, 2011 10:13 AM

    @FinFan68: Perhaps I’m mistaken. I know that he had a few legit drops, but I remember a few that I would not consider as such. I cannot find anything similar to the Ted Ginn drop videos made a while back and I wasn’t able to record the games though.

    I agree though, the red zone has been an issue for most of his Miami career, but I think that it’s no coincidence that he’s been scoring more frequently with Moore at the helm. Superior accuracy and more touch goes a long way in that area.

    “If he makes those catches the Dolphins (as unbelievable as it may seem) would have a much better record and could very well be in the wild card hunt.”

    Maybe, but I think that defensive collapses in the 4th are much more significant and alarming. I think many factors are/were at fault. It’s like saying that if the kicker (Rayner? Don’t remember who is filling for Carpenter) makes that first field goal against the Cowboys we win. And let us not forget that Sparano apparently changed everything after going 0-7… Perhaps a few of the those changes should have been made earlier in the season or even before the season began.

  10. megatronownsyou says: Dec 1, 2011 10:17 AM

    Funny because you basically stated that the Lions season was over the other day. Which is it geniuses?

  11. tinbender2000 says: Dec 1, 2011 10:47 AM

    1) RIP Chester McGlockton

    2) Why does the San Diego Union-Tribune hate the Chargers?

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