Bills QB Ryan Fiztpatrick got a frank, candid critique of his 2011 season from new quarterbacks coach David Lee.
Dolphins RB Reggie Bush talks about the fast tempo of the team’s new offense.
Jets QB Tim Tebow defended the kid whose diploma was delayed because he Tebowed at graduation.
Patriots WR Brandon Lloyd may have had nothing to do with the disappearance of WR Chad Ochocinco’s cherished Starbucks card, but Lloyd already is on his way to taking Chad’s job.
Steelers LB Larry Foote is filling the leadership void created by the departure of James Farrior.
Ravens LB Brendon Ayanbadejo thinks the team’s special-teams will be the best yet under special-teams-coordinator-turned-head-coach John Harbaugh.
Newly-signed Bengals first-rounder Kevin Zeitler plans to buy something he’s never owned . . . a car; “The parking in Madison is crazy and expensive,” Zeitler said. “It’s not worth it. When I went home I’d borrow my parents’. Now I’ll be able to get one and pay some bills.”
Browns CB Sheldon Brown is trying to help his young teammates become responsible; “You have to make up your mind early and I think it’s important to be a professional,” Brown said. “You can’t be one of the guys and be cool, this and that and make it in this league. This is your livelihood. This is how you support your family and friends and it’s very important that you’re held accountable to your teammates.”
Colts owner Jim Irsay says the team won’t be on HBO this year, we think; “We can’t be on Hard Knocks . . . we simply aren’t qualified 2b TV Stars!”
Texans owner Bob McNair says the city, not the team, should do the bulk of the work when it comes to luring the Super Bowl back to Houston.
Titans offensive coordinator Chris Palmer says RB Chris Johnson has been working hard in the offseason.
A legal fight is looming between Jacksonville and the Jaguars regarding the management of Everbank Field.
The Chiefs plan to change Dexter McCluster’s position designation from RB back to OW.
New Chargers defensive backs coach Ron Meeks is teaching not by telling but by showing.
Raiders CB Ron Bartell says he’s 100 percent following a 2011 neck fracture.
So much for reasonable expectations in Denver; Elvis Dumervil says, “It’s a big year for us as an organization. We’re going for the ‘ship.”
The good news? The folks at the Cowboys’ officials website have identified 10 position battles to watch in Dallas. The bad news? They present it in the always-annoying multi-click slideshow format.
Redskins G.M. Bruce Allen has been visiting with fans, and they all want to know about is the man known as RG3.
Giants defensive coordinator Perry Fewell calls CB Brandon Bing “Bada,” something Bing has likely never heard before . . . especially in New Jersey.
So far, QB Mike Kafka is the clear choice for No. 2 in Philly.
The Vikings have more time at training camp this year because the dorms in which the team stays will be demolished after the Vikings leave. (There’s a Love Boat joke lurking in there, somewhere.)
Now that he’s won Dancing With The Stars, Packers WR Donald Driver will try to cash in, off the field.
Lions P Ryan Donahue is ready to fend off Australian Ben Graham. (“That’s not a kick . . . that’s a kick.”)
Bears LB J.T. Thomas could have drug charges dropped before the regular season starts.
Panthers coach Ron Rivera thinks “the sky may be the limit” for QB Cam Newton.
Falcons OL Justin Blalock has partnered with the Atlanta Symphony.
Saints DT Akiem Hicks hopes that his unconventional route to the NFL will make him a better player.
Second-year TE Luke Stocker is getting a much better chance to prepare for football season.
49ers LB Patrick Willis and WR Randy Moss fish when they wanna fish.
Cardinals DE Calais Campbell tells PFT Live that getting big money won’t change his game.
New Seahawks DT Jaye Howard credits former Seahawks defensive line coach Dan Quinn for improving Howard’s pass-rushing skills.
Rams WR Brian Quick missed his flight back to St. Louis from the Rookie Premiere because he was wearing his headphones. (Maybe he really is another T.O.)