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Sunday morning one-liners

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David Lee, who helped install the Wildcat in Miami, is the new quarterbacks coach for the Bills.

Former Dolphins think that the franchise has lost its luster.

Said Patriots coach Bill Belichick, “Tom [Brady], I thought, really had a good night other than the one ball that was overthrown. He managed the team well. We were in a fast-paced, no huddle the whole game. And as usual he did an excellent job of controlling the formations of the plays.”

Bob Raissman of the Daily News wonders why Damien Woody has become such an outspoken voice about the Jets after retiring when he wasn’t one while playing for the franchise.

The Ravens saw a drop in their pass rush in the final weeks of the season.

The Bengals are excited about the prospect of QB Andy Dalton and WR A.J. Green getting a full offseason under their belt.

Five significant free agent decisions that the Browns have to make this offseason.

The Steelers think the offense is poised to take a big step forward next season.

Texans coach Gary Kubiak wants QB T.J. Yates to focus on protecting the ball so his teammates can make plays.

We’re still waiting to see what, if any, changes the new Colts regime makes on the coaching staff.

The relationship between Jaguars coach Mike Mularkey and offensive coordinator Bob Bratkowski goes back a long way.

Who should the Titans start at quarterback next season?

Despite the blowout loss in New England, the Broncos rebuilding appears to be ahead of schedule.

Sam Mellinger of the Kansas City Star thinks the time is ripe for the Chiefs to make a bold move for a quarterback.

Hue Jackson’s spin-doctoring helped ease his way off the Raiders payroll.

The Chargers need a new defensive backs coach after Steve Wilks jumped to the Panthers.

The Cowboys missed out on a chance to sign S Danieal Manning as a free agent before the season.

The defensive tackles are an underappreciated reason for the success of the Giants’ defensive line.

Hiring Steve Spagnuolo wouldn’t fix everything for the Eagles defense.

Chris Cooley’s injury and Fred Davis‘ suspension make for uncertainty at tight end for the Redskins.

Things should pick up on the Bears G.M. search front in the coming weeks.

The Lions aren’t worried about S Louis Delmas‘ durability.

T Chad Clifton’s work against Giants DE Jason Pierre-Paul is a key for the Packers on Sunday.

Vikings coach Leslie Frazier needs to get a better staff working under him.

Explosiveness was a part of the Falcons offense, but they struggled when they put the ball in the air a lot.

Looking at some of Panthers QB Cam Newton’s competition for best rookie season of all time.

The Saints felt the loss of RB Pierre Thomas all game.

The Buccaneers’ coaching search is creating more questions than answers.

Checking in on the Cardinals coaching staff, including the status of offensive line coach Russ Grimm.

Bryan Burwell of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch thinks Jeff Fisher gives Rams fans reason to dream big.

Said 49ers TE Vernon Davis of his emotions at the end of Saturday’s win, “History, history was going through my mind. It was us against history. I said to myself, ‘It’s us against no, and us against can’t.’ All those things. We managed to pull it off. It was a very emotional game.”

Taking stock of the Seahawks roster before the start of the offseason.

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10 Responses to “Sunday morning one-liners”
  1. footballfundamentals says: Jan 15, 2012 9:40 AM

    Kenny albert is a horrible announcer.

  2. bigbluenationdb says: Jan 15, 2012 10:54 AM

    Good piece on the DTs for the Giants. The scary thing is what if they had Marvin Austin (2nd round pick) out of UNC who was a projected top 5 pick until he was suspended for his junior season at UNC for receiving improper benefits. The future is bright for Giants dline now we just need a beast at MLB.

  3. waltdawg says: Jan 15, 2012 11:12 AM

    Unreal—Now in the Skins News, they are telling us we don’t even have a tight end? What happened? This team is soooooo far away….

  4. hodag54501 says: Jan 15, 2012 11:18 AM

    Read the Kansas City piece on them getting a new QB. They mentioned Matt Flynn from Green Bay.
    Some dope keeps mentioning that the Packers will franchise tag him next year.
    This is the most absurd piece of non-logic I’ve seen in awhile(short of Tebow-mania).
    1)A healthy Aaron Rodgers will be around Green Bay for awhile, probably his whole career. The Packers like to train QB’s to move up into the second spot, then move them out. Rodgers moved up after they moved Favre out, but Flynn is in no position to do that. So if they franchise Flynn, he sits behind Rodgers for another year.
    2)The price tag to franchise him is $14 million. $14 million for a backup QB? It means the Packers would have $30 million + , or roughly 25% of their salary cap in two players, one of whom carries a clipboard 95% of the season.
    3)The Packers would likely get a 3-4 rounder in compensation if Flynn signs elsewhere. For a draft fanatic like Ted Thompson, this is equivalent to throwing a piece of steak to a wolf. They could easily use that pick to get another QB to train.
    4)The Packers are likely to franchise J. Finley, the tight end. That would cost them 5-7 million FOR A STARTER.

    When are “reporters” going to do some research(easily available online) before making such absurd ideas a part of the common discussion.
    No way Ted Thompson is paying $14 mill to a backup QB, when you can find a decent VETERAN backup for a third of that cost, or draft another.

  5. nagaswan says: Jan 15, 2012 11:25 AM

    Kenny Albert would be the worst if not for his partner.

    2 things about the first game yesterday. Pierre Thomas was knocked out on his feet when he fumbled. I don’t know why no one cares about this, I thought it was worth mentioning. Also the Saints scored a TD on a play in which they clearly fumbled and did not recover, but the 49ers did not challenge. If they had challenged that fumble, there would have been no heroics in the final minute. Jim Harbaugh is the Jim Belushi of that family.

  6. nagaswan says: Jan 15, 2012 11:26 AM

    Sorry, the Saints scored on a play FOLLOWING a play in which they clearly fumbled…

  7. bartpkelly says: Jan 15, 2012 11:28 AM

    The media surrounding the 49ers need to slow down and not put Davis’s catch up there with ‘the catch’. Davis’s did not put them in the Super Bowl. I think what the 49ers do next week and if tehy win that what they do in the Superbowl will either add to or take away from the catch he made.
    If the 49ers lose next week, does anyone really remember the catch he made in 5 years? If they do win next week and lose in the Superbowl is it as good as ‘the catch’? I think not. I think the 49ers need to win the Superbowl in order to start the ‘we’re back’ talk.
    What a game though, very exciting and ‘could’ be the start of something great!

  8. cowboysfan18 says: Jan 15, 2012 12:11 PM

    You can’t challenge a scoring play. Think back to the Detroit game when Harbaugh challenged, he got a 15 yd penalty for unsportsman like conduct. Maybe you are the Kenny Albert of this forum.

  9. eustus says: Jan 15, 2012 12:33 PM

    If Svengali Mellinger says the Chiefs need to make a change at QB, the Chiefs will be making a change at QB. That guy knows what Pioli is doing before Pioli does.

  10. mrlynch33 says: Jan 15, 2012 12:52 PM

    nagaswan says: Jan 15, 2012 11:25 AM

    Kenny Albert would be the worst if not for his partner.

    2 things about the first game yesterday. Pierre Thomas was knocked out on his feet when he fumbled. I don’t know why no one cares about this, I thought it was worth mentioning. Also the Saints scored a TD on a play in which they clearly fumbled and did not recover, but the 49ers did not challenge. If they had challenged that fumble, there would have been no heroics in the final minute. Jim Harbaugh is the Jim Belushi of that family.

    ——

    You are right but unfortunately they couldn’t challenge the play…the whistle blew it dead. But that shouldn’t surprise anybody…the officials didn’t call a single penalty on the Aints all game. I saw holding by Bushrod multiple times, can’t blame him J Smith is a beast.

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