Said Bills coach Chan Gailey of talking to his team after their loss to the Jets, “It hurts. It is no fun. It is awful, all of the above. We made too many mistakes to win a game like that. You can’t make mistakes and win games like that. I told them to not feel sorry for themselves and not to mope around. I am not going to tolerate that.”
Dolphins QB Ryan Tannehill’s dismal passer rating of 39.0 was somewhat overlooked because Browns QB Brandon Weeden’s horrid passer rating of 5.1 got all the attention.
PFT’s power rankings aren’t the only ones that have the Patriots at No. 1.
The Jets made a couple of moves on Tuesday, waiving WR Patrick Turner and signing LB Ricky Sapp to the practice squad.
Ravens S Ed Reed was a guest on Rich Eisen’s podcast.
Said Bengals CB Nate Clements of the secondary’s play in the opener, “We got out-executed. We were prepared. We anticipated the no-huddle, but it all boils down to who can execute and be more consistent throughout. They did a better job of that than we did.”
Browns WR Greg Little is getting the blame for one of QB Brandon Weeden’s interceptions.
A year later, folks in Pittsburgh are still debating whether Warren Sapp’s “old and slow” criticism is an accurate description of the Steelers’ defense.
Says Texans CB Johnathan Joseph of how he plans to play Jaguars WR Justin Blackmon, “Just try to make it as tough as possible. Show him different looks, different disguises so it takes him a little while to sort of read your coverages to figure out how he has to run his route.”
Some Colts fans are unhappy with Jim Irsay for dumping Peyton Manning.
Jaguars K Josh Scobee is taking some criticism for his short overtime kickoff on Sunday.
The Titans released DE Pannel Egboh and OT Troy Kropog to make room for the return of WR Kenny Britt from suspension and signing G Deuce Lutui.
The Broncos think they found the right guy in CB Tracy Porter.
Chiefs coach Romeo Crennel says fixing his defense won’t be like it would have been in the old days: “You could have contact, padded practice, for however long it took. But this is a different day and age. We have to work within the rules that are set forth. You talk to them. You show them tape.’’
The run defense was the Raiders’ strength in their loss to the Chargers.
The Chargers are still in wait-and-see mode on the health of RB Ryan Mathews.
Cowboys owner Jerry Jones says CB Mike Jenkins has looked impressive in practice.
Giants S Antrel Rolle says his team let Cowboys QB Tony Romo get too comfortable in the opener.
The Eagles are warning fans that if they get kicked out of the stadium, they’ll have to take a class on proper conduct before they’re allowed back in.
Upgrading the speed of the offense has been a big deal for the Redskins.
Despite injury questions, the Bears expect to be at full strength on defense on Thursday night.
The Lions would love to avenge last year’s loss to the 49ers.
The Packers may do some shuffling in their secondary.
Fran Tarkenton thinks there’s a lot to like about this year’s Vikings.
The Falcons are hoping CB Christopher Owens will be ready to play well against Peyton Manning and the Broncos on Monday night.
Said Panthers LB Luke Kuechly of his first NFL game, “I was playing too fast. I wasn’t where I needed to be on a couple of plays. One person breaks down on defense, and the whole defense breaks down.”
The Saints looked like they were playing on their heels against the Redskins.
In Tampa Bay, there’s optimism that the Bucs have a trio of rookies who can change the franchise.
Cardinals QB Kevin Kolb is trying to block out the noise.
The Rams’ defense was at its worst when it mattered most on Sunday, allowing Lions QB Matthew Stafford to play his best in the Lions’ final two drives.
The 49ers’ receivers are opening up space for TE Vernon Davis.
Seahawks coach Pete Carroll hinted that he wasn’t happy with the replacement officials before adding, “But we have to do a better job. It’s totally on us, not on them.”