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Saturday afternoon one-liners

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The Dolphins have dumped their “Orange Carpet” arrival strategy for celebrities.

With all the talk about the Jets’ Wildcat, let’s not forget the Bills have one, too.

Jets LB Aaron Maybin doesn’t have many friends in the Buffalo locker room.

Pats LB Dont’a Hightower is honored to be wearing Tedy Bruschi’s No. 54.

Browns G.M. Tom Heckert isn’t sure the team will limit RB Trent Richardson’s touches after knee surgery; “There will be some [caution], but hey if he’s ready to go, he’s ready to go,” Heckert said.

Ravens defensive coordinator Dean Pees got a little pissed regarding attempts to compare LB Paul Kruger to LB Terrell Suggs.

Seven of the 10 members of the Bengals’ secondary entered the league as first-round draft picks.

The Steelers aren’t looking for “revenge” at Denver on Sunday.

Jaguars LT Eugene Monroe is bracing for his date with Vikings DE Jared Allen.

The Titans hope they can handle New England’s high-end tight ends.

Colts LB Dwight Freeney says he thinks about the fact that he’s in a contract year “35 percent of the time.”  (We wish he would try to be more specific.)

With Texans RB Arian Foster banged up, newcomer Justin Forsett could have a role in the offense.

Former Broncos QB Jake Plummer visited the team’s facility on Friday for only the second time since leaving after the 2006 season.

The Chargers are bracing for the Raiders’ speed.

Chiefs G.M. Scott Pioli has a simple assessment of his three years on the job:  “I think I’ve evolved.  I think I’ve grown.  I think I’ve learned.”

Raiders WR Denarius Moore (hamstring) practiced again on Friday; he’s expected to play Monday night against the Chargers, and WR Jacoby Ford (foot) is expected to miss the game.

With the Week One win already fading, Cowboys owner Jerry Jones is worried about Week Two; “This will be the Seattle Seahawks’ opener,” Jones said.  “I am concerned. They’ve gotten a lot better than they were predicted to have.”

The Eagles could use a rotation of up to six linebackers on Sunday.

The Giants brought in 19 players for workouts on Friday.

Redskins coach Mike Shanahan still won’t say who the starting tailback is, but signs are pointing to Alfred Morris.

Packers defensive coordinator Dom Capers hopes to get more pressure this year by rushing only four players.

Vikings CB Chris Cook, who say he has a lot to prove in 2012, has set the bar high with his new Twitter name:  @Cook_Isle.

It’s looking more and more like 2012 will be LB Brian Urlacher’s last year in Chicago.

Lions CB Kevin Barnes is ready to move to safety if needed.

The sound level of the Superdome could make it harder for QB Robert Griffin III to make noise against the Saints in his first NFL game.

In the band as a kid, what instrument did Falcons G Justin Blalock play?  “Tuba, of course,” he said.  “Stick the fat guy in the back.”

It’s “wait-and-see” for Panthers RB Jonathan Stewart on Sunday, who didn’t practice all week with an ankle injury.

Injuries could force Bucs S Ronde Barber to play some nickel corner.

The Cardinals like rookie Justin Bethel, who is learning both the cornerback and safety positions.

Game-time decision” is the operative phrase for Seahawks RB Marshawn Lynch and his back spasms.

The Rams have 17 rookies on their 53-man roster.

49ers coach Jim Harbaugh isn’t talking about who will be returning kickoffs on Sunday.

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2 Responses to “Saturday afternoon one-liners”
  1. ravensoriolesnation says: Sep 8, 2012 1:59 PM

    like to see the Bills crush Rex Rynns Jets

  2. warrenpeacephotography says: Sep 9, 2012 4:10 AM

    “Ravens defensive coordinator Dean Pees got a little pissed”

    This is the best line I’ve ever read on this site! Well done, well done.

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