Jets exec Terry Bradway was so enthralled with QB Russell Wilson before the draft that some in the organization started referring to him as “Russell Bradway.” (Instead, they ended up with “Woody Tebow.”)
The Muscle Hamster’s 251-yard performance against Oakland has gotten the attention of Ravens RB Ray Rice; “Obviously, you look at it and you start to get excited when you see it happening,” Rice said. “Anybody goes over 200 yards, you have to figure there is a problem there.”
Jaguars coach Mike Mularkey says his 1-8 teams are consistently beating themselves; “We’re making too many mistakes,” Mularkey said. “We have to overcome ourselves first. Before we can beat anybody, we have to stop beating ourselves.” (You know, that one is just too easy. So I’ll pass. For a change.)
The Colts’ bandwagon wasn’t empty for long.
The Chiefs will know the Steelers offense, given the presence in Pittsburgh of former K.C. coach Todd Haley; the question is whether the Chiefs will know how to stop it.
As the Chargers prepare to face WR Vincent Jackson, QB Philip Rivers wishes him well, sort of; “He was a great teammate, a good buddy of mine and obviously a great player for us,” Rivers said. “You miss having him here. He’s having a heck of year, and you pull for him every week except this one.”
The Redskins worked out three defensive backs and two linebackers, but signed none of them.
A UFC event could be headed to Cowboys Stadium. (As part of the undercard, Jimmy Johnson will face Jerry Jones.)
Former Eagles S Brian Dawkins says that, if anyone had called the defense “pretty” when he was there, things would have gotten ugly.
The Bears will try to be the first team to score a rushing touchdown against the Texans this season.
Packers great Paul Hornung will be selling some of his memorabilia via auction.
Even though the Buccaneers can’t fill up Raymond James Stadium, the team is planning some major upgrades.
Panthers coach Ron Rivera wants the team to ignore the fact that they’re facing their former coach on Sunday.
49ers coach Jim Harbaugh says he has nothing to do with the creation of the team’s injury report. (But does he hover over the shoulders and make faces at the folks who do?)
The Rams are going at moving to the so-called “fringe area,” but they have trouble moving it much deeper than that.