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Wednesday morning one-liners

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Bills coach Chan Gailey thinks he found the right balance with RBs Fred Jackson and C.J. Spiller Sunday, when they combined for 35 touches and 222 yards from scrimmage.

Dolphins fans are starting to get excited about a team that’s looking better than expected.

Patriots S Patrick Chung is having a disappointing season.

Jets CB Isaiah Trufant got some advice from his brother, Seahawks CB Marcus Trufant, about covering Patriots WR Wes Welker.

Hall of Famer Dan Marino won the NFL’s Comeback Player of the Year award after returning from a torn Achilles tendon in 1993, and even he was surprised that Ravens LB Terrell Suggs was able to come back from a torn Achilles tendon and play so effectively, so quickly.

Bengals WR Mohamed Sanu is feeling good about his increased playing time.

Mike Holmgren doesn’t want the Browns’ 10-29 record during his tenure running the team to be his legacy in Cleveland.

Steelers coach Mike Tomlin put his team on notice: If the mistakes on special teams don’t stop, some players are going to lose their jobs.

The Texans are planning to spend somewhere in the range of $10 million to $30 million on a new scoreboard at Reliant Stadium, in part because an improvement like that could give Houston a better shot at being a Super Bowl host.

The Colts haven’t won on the road yet this season and haven’t even been close, but they’ll get their third chance on Sunday at Tennessee.

Jacksonville re-signed RB Keith Toston and waived DE Ryan Davis, a move made because of the injuries to RBs Maurice Jones-Drew and Montell Owens.

Titans defensive coordinator Jerry Gray may be on the hot seat.

Asked about the state of the AFC playoff race, Broncos DE Elvis Dumervil said, “It’s too early, man. You take care of business, everything takes care of itself, so first things first.”

The Chiefs made a limited number of standing-room only tickets available for Sunday’s game against the Raiders.

The Raiders have won five straight games at Kansas City.

Chargers K Nick Novak is finally the No. 1 guy after previously being viewed as a fill-in for Nate Kaeding.

Cowboys owner Jerry Jones’ mother has died at the age of 90.

The Giants may be in the midst of the best era in the history of the franchise.

The message is clear in the Eagles’ locker room: Jobs are on the line.

The Redskins are making progress, but the defense can’t keep giving up so many big pass plays if they to take the next step.

Said Bears coach Lovie Smith of QB Jay Cutler getting hit by Lions DT Ndamukong Suh, “That’s football. No one is trying to hurt anyone or anything like that out there. It was just a tough hard-nosed game. Suh’s a good football player. He’s playing hard, trying to win a game.”

A 2-4 start doesn’t have the Lions giving up their playoff hopes.

Packers QB Aaron Rodgers says he has good chemistry with all his receivers.

It’s scary what Vikings RB Adrian Peterson is doing when he’s still not 100 percent healthy.

Falcons LB Akeem Dent has been impressing his teammates with his play.

The Panthers feel like the officials’ calls aren’t going their way.

Saints WR Lance Moore refers to TE Jimmy Graham as “an instant matchup nightmare for defenses.”

Bucs DT Gerald McCoy is looking forward to the national television stage playing on Thursday night.

Cardinals RB LaRod Stephens-Howling says questions about whether he’s big enough to play in the NFL bother him.

The Rams are continuing to take criticism in St. Louis for giving up a home game to play in London.

First-round draft pick A.J. Jenkins still hasn’t played in a game for the 49ers.

The Seahawks may need to let rookie QB Russell Wilson air it out more.

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4 Responses to “Wednesday morning one-liners”
  1. neofootball says: Oct 24, 2012 8:18 AM

    Don’t worry, Holmgren’s record will be much worse than 10-29 before the season is over.

  2. kleppnasty says: Oct 24, 2012 8:40 AM

    It may have changed with the Seattle game, but up til then, ESPN ran a stat showing the 9ers’ rookies have played 0 snaps this year as a whole. I’m still not sure if that is a good sign (team is so good that rookies can be shelved) or a bad sign (rookies are so bad they can’t even start on special teams).

  3. fumblenuts says: Oct 24, 2012 9:26 AM

    “Cowboys owner Jerry Jones’ mother has died at the age of 90.”

    Condolences go out to the family. It sounds like Jerry has some good genes, should be the Cowboys’ owner for A LONG LONG time.

  4. surshot says: Oct 24, 2012 10:37 AM

    They should have Suggs pee in the bottle.

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