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Monday morning one-liners

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Good Ryan Fitzpatrick and Bad Ryan Fitzpatrick both showed up for the Bills on Sunday.

The Dolphins carried DE Jason Taylor off the field at the end of his final NFL game.

A big catch by TE Aaron Hernandez jolted some life into a slow-starting Patriots offense.

Jets RB LaDainian Tomlinson hasn’t made any decisions about coming back to play another season.

Ravens LB Terrell Suggs ended a standout regular season with a big forced fumble in the fourth quarter.

Paul Daugherty of the Cincinnati Enquirer writes that the Bengals backing into the playoffs is better than not making the playoffs at all.

The Browns ended the season in dreary fashion once again.

Steelers WR Hines Ward lost three yards on the 1,000th catch of his career.

The Texans went for two at the end of their loss to the Titans because, win or lose, they wanted to turn their attention to the playoffs.

Said Colts QB Peyton Manning about his future with the team, “That’s just something I haven’t thought a whole lot about. The draft’s four months away. Like I’ve said all along, the Colts are going to do what they have to do. The draft is something the personnel department will address. They’ll deal with it as they see fit.”

The Jaguars need to find some offensive help for RB Maurice Jones-Drew.

Ending the season with a win gave them a shot, but the Titans missed too many opportunities in previous weeks.

Don Banks of SI.com wonders if the enthusiasm around Broncos QB Tim Tebow will fade away with another bad performance in the playoffs.

Romeo Crennel made a good case for sticking around as the Chiefs’ head coach.

When the dust settled, it was another season in the playoff wilderness for the Raiders.

Chargers QB Philip Rivers doesn’t seem to want to see Norv Turner leaving the team.

After Sunday night’s loss, Cowboys T Doug Free said that he needs to play better than he did this season.

Giants LB Michael Boley made a great physical play when he leaped over the line to help stop Cowboys QB Tony Romo on a quarterback sneak.

Is there something to read into the silence of the Eagles front office?

Dan Daly of the Washington Times doesn’t think the Redskins are all that close to turning things around.

A collision with S Major Wright left Bears LB Brian Urlacher with a sprained knee in the season finale.

The performance by the Lions defense on Sunday makes you wonder what they’ll do when faced with the Saints.

Aaron Rodgers offered Matt Flynn some help when the Packers went with a no-huddle offense on Sunday.

Another week, another early exit for Vikings QB Christian Ponder.

The Falcons feel like they are hitting the playoffs with the offense performing well.

Said Panthers QB Cam Newton, “But today it was embarrassing how we finished that game. Offense, defense, special teams. The whole nine yards. It was unacceptable. That kind of play has to be deceased going forward.”

The Saints didn’t break stride in Week 17 on their way to the playoffs.

Said Buccaneers coach Raheem Morris when asked about his job security, “It’s not the time to talk about that stuff. That’s for mental midgets.”

Cardinals PR Patrick Peterson almost broke free for a fifth punt return touchdown in the season finale.

Rams players had nothing but good things to say about coach Steve Spagnuolo after Sunday’s game.

Plenty of 49ers have reason to be thankful about getting a week off before the next game.

The Seahawks hope they see more big plays like Sunday’s 61-yard touchdown from WR Ricardo Lockette.

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7 Responses to “Monday morning one-liners”
  1. zenofobe says: Jan 2, 2012 9:02 AM

    The Lions showed what they’re capable of in the Chargers game. If they play to that level in NO the game could be interesting. But in all probability the Lions are still too immature to reduce the dumb penalties and mental errors that sunk them in GB.

    Oh well, on to next year…

  2. jc1958cool says: Jan 2, 2012 10:02 AM

    holmgren will sign matt flynn just like matt hasselback! guess he likes the name, browns will still be bad cause mike is a terrible GM!

  3. bleed4philly says: Jan 2, 2012 10:17 AM

    The Eagles front office is regretting wasting 10 million on Vince young, Steve smith, and ronnie brown and putting their foot in their mouth when Joe banner made the all-in, superbowl or bust comment. Andy Reid is not going to put together all that talent and build chemistry without an offseason. the front office looks stupid, or course they shouldn’t say anything.

  4. sourdough says: Jan 2, 2012 10:29 AM

    Congrats to the “Bullies of the bay area”, the Raiders, for posting their ninth straight season without a winning record. Some bullies they are…

  5. dolphins4 says: Jan 2, 2012 10:54 AM

    The best thing the Browns have going for them is Mary Kay Cabot she is hot.

  6. starderup says: Jan 2, 2012 10:55 AM

    Brees gets one more record. We went for fifteen seconds without kissing his ass.

  7. wustlgrad says: Jan 2, 2012 9:36 PM

    The cowboys are total rubbish & a classless organization. Until Jerry Jones is gone the won’t win a thing. So, stay as long as you want Jerry!

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