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Saturday one-liners

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The Jets are still thinking about the day that the defense had 99 problems and the ability to tackle Victor Cruz wasn’t one.

Dolphins WR Roberto Wallace, despite starting on Friday night, lived up to his “Ankle Weights” nickname when trying to get separation.

Bills WR Donald Jones may have gotten some separation from T.J. Graham and Derek Hagan for the No. 2 spot on the depth chart.

Former Pats CB Ty Law thinks that the team’s current corners need to ignore what people are saying in order to develop the right kind of swagger.

Ravens RB Ray Rice is tired of simply making it to the playoffs.

When the Bengals cut WR Jordan Shipley, QB Andy Dalton saw a close friend waived for the first time.

Browns QB Brandon Weeden wants WR Josh Gordon to run cleaner routes.

Steelers QB Jerrod Johnson, who played the full second half of the preseason opener, could get even more reps against the Colts on Sunday night.

Texans coach Gark Kubiak sees a lot of himself in rookie QB Case Keenum (except, as Kubiak points out, he’s taller than Keenum).

The Jaguars haven’t said whether LT Eugene Monroe has a concussion.  (Maybe he simply has “concussion-like symptoms.”)

Colts P Pat McAfee, who also kicked at West Virginia, broke out the boom stick for a 58-yard field goal in practice on Friday.

After another slow start on Friday night, Titans RB Chris Johnson began to look like his old self.

Chiefs WR Dwayne Bowe immediately passed his conditioning test upon signing his franchise tender and joining the team.

Between catching passes from QB Peyton Manning and running routes against CB Champ Bailey, WR Eric Decker could be on his way to stardom.

Raiders CB Ron Bartell says his team has the best defensive line in the league.  (Kevin Kolb hopes that’s the truth.)

Chargers QB Charlie Whitehurst will see his first game action since re-signing with the team after two seasons in Seattle.

Eagles RB Chris Polk could be moving to fullback.

Giants C David Baas is feeling more comfortable in his second season with the team.

Cowboys CB Morris Claiborne says he’ll “play the whole game” tonight against the Chargers if the coaches allow it.  (He likely says that in part because he knows they’ll never allow it.)

After looking good in training camp, Redskins WR Anthony Armstrong is hoping to rebound from a shoulder injury and make an impact in the team’s second preseason game.

Former Bears offensive coordinator Mike Martz says LT J’Marcus Webb will get better if he gets more confident.

The Packers will make a decision on QB Graham Harrell based on all four preseason games.  (The most recent of those preseason games resulted in a passer rating of 26.4.)

Lions coach Jim Schwartz says the team needs “better players” on special teams; “You can do all the drills you want, but if a guy can’t make a play, he can’t make a play,” Schwartz said.  “We got to find guys who can kickoff cover and punt cover.  We were poor in those areas.”

Vikings RB Toby Gerhart looks the part as a starting tailback, even if his role is temporary.

Bucs LT Donald Penn is expected to resume practicing on Monday.

Saints fans recently served as guinea pigs for a test of the honor system.

The Panthers’ offensive line looked much better in the second preseason game.  (Of course, that may have something to do with the fact that the Dolphins’ front seven isn’t as good as the Texans’ front seven.)

The Falcons view Jacquizz Rodgers as a three-down tailback.  (Michael Turner wants an explanation.)

Six days after a 38-3 loss to the Colts, Rams coach Jeff Fisher has a simple goal for tonight’s preseason game against the Chiefs:  Get better in every area.

Cardinals RB Ryan Williams was anxious to make his return to the field on Friday night; “I can’t even lie, I was so nervous,” Williams said. “I felt like I was six years old again playing Pop Warner.”

Seahawks LT Russell Okung has had a quiet camp, and he is happy about that.

49ers WR Ted Ginn is happy he can put the “Jr.” on the back of his jersey, something that he has wanted to do “for a long time” — and that RG3 had the juice to persuade the league to allow.

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1 Response to “Saturday one-liners”
  1. hollywoodhulkhoginsays says: Aug 18, 2012 1:17 PM

    re: the skins and anthony armstrong tidbit.
    unfortunately, ‘bob’ will throw just as many to the other teams receivers as he does his own receivers.

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