Says Jets coach Rex Ryan of playing time for G Vladimir Ducasse, “If you have a good football player, then you should use him. That’s always been my belief. I think Vlad has earned that right to play some.”
Ravens LT Michael Oher offered this assessment of the offensive line after Sunday’s loss to the Eagles: “We can get a lot better. We gave up too many pressures.”
Who throws a shoe? Bengals DT Domata Peko said he did when Browns RB Trent Richardson’s shoe came off when Peko tackled him. Peko said he threw the shoe in the end zone because, “[I] just made a big play and was trying to show how we feel about them.”
Said Steelers coach Mike Tomlin of the team’s rushing attack, which has gained 141 yards through two games, “I’m looking for more than that, obviously. I’m actually looking for better than that.”
The Colts were given an extra down by the replacement officials on Sunday.
Injuries on the offensive line are forcing the Jaguars to make some changes on offense.
The Titans still haven’t scored a first-half touchdown.
Broncos QB Peyton Manning isn’t making any excuses for his three interceptions on Monday night: “Three throws into coverage. We just have to eliminate those.”
Chiefs coach Romeo Crennel is taking some heat for the team’s 0-2 start.
Said Chargers QB Philip Rivers, “We’ve won two games. We play 14 more. That’s why we’ve got to keep the blinders on and keep grinding.”
The Cowboys looked like they were out-coached in Seattle.
Unlike the early part of last season, this year the Eagles are pleased with what they’re seeing from Juan Castillo’s defense.
The Redskins have had a punt blocked in each of their two games this season, but coach Mike Shanahan says there are no problems with the team’s blocking schemes.
Playing the weak Titans offense may be just what the Lions’ defense needs.
Hall of Famer Fran Tarkenton is gushing with high praise for the Vikings’ young players.
The Falcons have a long road trip after a short work week, but they’ve done well under those circumstances under head coach Mike Smith.
Says Rams CB Cortland Finnegan of the way he acts, “If I’m on your team, you love it. If I’m not, you hate it.”
We can probably stop talking about Seahawks QB Russell Wilson’s height.