Wednesday morning one-liners

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The Dolphins appear to be down to three head-coaching candidates: Packers offensive coordinator Joe Philbin, Broncos offensive coordinator Mike McCoy and staying in-house with Todd Bowles.

Tom Brady has a lot more weapons in this playoff meeting with the Ravens than he had in his last playoff meeting with the Ravens.

Another change for the Jets: Executive V.P. Matt Higgins is leaving the team.

Here’s a good story on the family of Ravens DT Arthur Jones, whose brother Jon is the UFC light heavyweight champion, and whose other brother Chandler just announced he will skip his senior season at Syracuse to enter the NFL draft.

Mike Zimmer apparently will return to the Bengals because he’s no longer a candidate to become head coach of the Dolphins.

Browns coach Pat Shurmur says he knows what he needs to do this offseason.

The Steelers need to cut back on sacks next season.

The Texans’ front office is to be commended for building the 2011 roster.

Said Colts C Jeff Saturday of the firing of Jim Caldwell, “I can’t say I’m shocked, but I am sad because for the past [10] years, he’s not only been my coach but my friend.”

Former Illinois and Florida head coach Ron Zook may become a Jaguars assistant.

Here’s a Tennessee perspective on new Rams coach Jeff Fisher.

If Tim Tebow will enter training camp as the Broncos’ No. 1 quarterback, who will be his backup?

Says Chargers K Nate Kaeding of recovering from his torn ACL, “I absolutely expect to come in and pick up where I left off.”

Many folks in Dallas think the Cowboys can’t count on WR Dez Bryant to stay out of trouble off the field.

If the Giants win the Super Bowl, they may be the worst regular-season teams ever to do it.

Eagles coach Andy Reid hasn’t had much to say this offseason.

The Redskins are losing their linebackers coach to UCLA.

The Bears’ search for a general manager continues.

For the first time in a long time, the Lions don’t look like a crazy bet to win the Super Bowl.

Injuries have slowed the development of Packers DE Mike Neal.

The hiring of Mike Nolan as defensive coordinator is getting good reviews in Atlanta.

Said Saints DE Will Smith, “Everyone was disappointed we lost. I was still sad. I don’t think I watched any of the games Sunday. We knew we had a great opportunity, and we didn’t take advantage of it.”

If the hiring of Tony Dungy and Jon Gruden is any guide, the Bucs will take their time hiring a new head coach.

The Cardinals have re-signed all their assistants.

Rams QB Sam Bradford is glad to be playing for Jeff Fisher.

Safety Donte Whitner says the 49ers will let their shoulder pads do the talking.

7 responses to “Wednesday morning one-liners

  1. I like how the article on Andy Reid references Jeff Lurie keeping Reid as HC is because he still has “fire in his belly.”

    I think there are many bigger things in his belly than fire.

  2. Bradford needs a QB coach/OC like Mariucci or Gruden……..they took a real rookie like Brett and made him an elite QB. There are not enough coaches in the league that can develop a young QB. Keep the playbook from being a novel and call plays which give him confidence and a chance to succeed.

  3. Someone should tell Jeff Saturday that he and Peyton Manning aren’t far behind. The Colts had a great run, won a lot of support, secured funding for a new stadium and are essentially hosting a Super Bowl.

    However, the Manning era is over. You can’t spend $28 million on a 35 year old QB who’s recovering from three necks surgeries and would attempt to pilot a team that went 2-14 without him. Just can’t do it.

    They will trade him, and God knows there are teams that want him and are closer to winning it all than the Colts, for a 1st rounder. The rebuilding has started. And, I think, even the most ardent of Manning fans, if they really thought about it, would agree it’s the right thing to do given all of the circumstances.

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