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Wednesday morning one-liners

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Said Bills coach Chan Gailey of Tuesday’s practice, “There were some glitches, to be honest with you. And we told [the team] we were going to practice just like a game week this week. Spiders on Wednesday, pads on Thursday and spiders back again on Friday. We are doing it the same way this week and we are trying to learn our tempo. Without pads on you have to have great tempo. We have to learn that.”

Most of the players on the Dolphins found out Ryan Tannehill is their starting quarterback by watching TV or reading about it online.

Patriots QBs Ryan Mallett and Brian Hoyer are competing for the right to be Tom Brady’s primary backup.

Boomer Esiason continues to think Tim Tebow has no business playing quarterback in the NFL.

The Ravens’ backup quarterback battle appears to be close.

Bengals DE Jamaal Anderson has played well and appears to be earning a roster spot.

Browns TE Evan Moore knows he’s no lock to make the 53-man roster, but he says he’s not going to let anything bother him.

Steelers OLB Chris Carter is looking like an opening-day starter.

Texans return man Trindon Holliday may be making enough big plays to earn himself a roster spot.

Said Colts CB Jerraud Powers of teammate WR Austin Collie suffering another concussion, “It’s scary, especially with all the information that’s been coming out the last two years or whatever. You see someone, you want what’s best for them, and he’s a smart enough guy that he’ll make the right decisions. He’s a heck of a player.”

Here’s the BBC’s story on the Jaguars playing an annual game in London.

Titans WR Kenny Britt says he’s not worried about the consequences of his recent DUI arrest: “That’s just another bump in the road, another pothole in the road that we’ve got to go over and smoothing that out,” Britt said Tuesday. “That’s something I’m not putting in my head right now, just hoping to recover from these knee injuries.”

Broncos safety Jim Leonhard, who’s recovering from a knee injury, participated in his first practice on Tuesday.

Chiefs coach Romeo Crennel says he won’t necessarily follow the usual protocol of having his starters play a lot in the third preseason game and then not play at all in the fourth preseason game.

The Raiders are preparing for this week’s preseason game against the Lions like it’s a regular-season game.

Chargers C Nick Hardwick suffered a concussion in Tuesday’s practice.

There’s not a lot of optimism in Dallas about TE Jason Witten being able to play Week One against the Giants.

Said Giants RB David Wilson of practicing with the starters for the first time, “It had to sink in. I got out to practice yesterday and you could tell I was a little bit jittery and nervous.”

Philadelphia DE Brandon Graham expects opposing offenses to try screens and draws to slow the Eagles’ defense down.

Redskins coach Mike Shanahan says rookie QBs Robert Griffin III and Kirk Cousins have a natural feel for reading defenses.

Through two weeks of the preseason, Eric Weems has demonstrated all the reasons the Bears signed him.

The Lions have a close competition at punter.

A lot of Packers will be playing for their jobs in Thursday’s preseason game against the Bengals.

The punt return job in Minnesota is still open.

Said Falcons RB Michael Turner of having just 14 yards on eight carries in the preseason, “It’s just a glorified practice. You just want to get out there, get the looks and make the corrections from the game tape like you do for any other practice. You still want to look sharp and crisp out there and hopefully we’ll clean all that up this week.”

Panthers starting C Ryan Kalil and backup C Jeff Byers have been competing since their days as USC teammates, when Byers was considered a blue-chip prospect and Kalil struggled to beat him out.

Martez Wilson is staying at defensive end for the Saints, although injuries have raised the possibility that he might move back to linebacker.

The Buccaneers’ preseason game against the Patriots will be blacked out on local television.

As the Cardinals wrap up training camp, they still have plenty of questions to answer.

Rams WR Brandon Gibson hopes his chemistry with QB Sam Bradford helps him earn a roster spot.

Randy Moss has convinced many of his 49ers teammates to take up swimming for some additional conditioning work after practice.

For Seahawks coach Pete Carroll, getting the quarterback decision right could define his legacy in Seattle.

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1 Response to “Wednesday morning one-liners”
  1. spellingcops says: Aug 22, 2012 9:18 AM

    The Raiders are preparing for this week’s preseason game against the Lions like it’s a regular-season game.
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    So they’re getting ready to lose?

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