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Wednesday morning one-liners

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Bill Parcells told Patriots coach Bill Belichick that he believes this year’s Patriots team is better than last year’s AFC championship team.

Opposing defenses may be catching up with Dolphins QB Ryan Tannehill.

Asked about how to deal with a tough season, Jets LB Bart Scott said, “What else can you do but stick together? It’s just like your family. You don’t push your family member out, you just keep working and you keep that milestone and you work towards it. It’s the only way you get through it.”

Bills RB C.J. Spiller leads the league with 7.3 yards per carry.

One Ravens assistant says QB Joe Flacco has learned more this year from quarterbacks coach Jim Caldwell than he had learned in his entire career before.

Blackouts are a concern in Cincinnati, but the Bengals have already sold out their December 9 game against the Cowboys.

Browns WR Greg Little has been getting some mentoring from former NBA star Alonzo Mourning.

Steelers LB James Harrison thinks the defense took a step backward against the Chiefs.

The Texans are auditioning kickers.

Here’s a look at some of the challenges facing the Colts’ defense on Sunday against the Patriots.

Jaguars WR Laurent Robinson says Jacksonville’s offense is confident it can move the ball when it goes no huddle: “You see it; we feel it. We feel confidence in it — we can move the ball, we can throw it around, run it and we’re clicking.”

Titans rookie TE Taylor Thompson is making a big difference on Tennessee’s offense.

The Broncos’ defense is getting better, and QB Peyton Manning deserves some of the credit for that.

One assessment of the Chiefs says the biggest thing they need to fix is “General mistakes.” Thanks for clearing that up.

Raiders coach Dennis Allen says he doesn’t need to make wholesale changes.

Chargers WR Danario Alexander is finally playing without any pain in his knee.

One Dallas writer calls the Cowboys’ penalty problems “beyond ridiculous.”

The Giants’ coaches say they think OL David Diehl will be just fine.

Players on the Eagles know they’re playing for their jobs.

Redskins coach Mike Shanahan has already looked at Cowboys film to get ready for the Thanksgiving game in Dallas, even though he has a Sunday game against the Eagles to play first.

Some Bears fans were upset that LB Brian Urlacher shook the hand of Texans S Danieal Manning during Sunday night’s game, to which Manning says, “It blows my mind, it really does. I mean, we’ve been playing this game for such a long time and now we’re professionals.”

Lions coach Jim Schwartz is defending his use of a timeout before a Vikings two-point conversion attempt on Sunday, saying it was worth it to get the right personnel on the field — even though the Vikings scored after the timeout.

Here’s a scouting report for the Packers’ defense as they prepare to face the Lions’ offense.

Vikings RB Adrian Peterson is well known for his powerful handshake.

Falcons offense coordinator Dirk Koetter suggested that a lot of RB Michael Turner’s struggling this season has been because the offensive line isn’t opening holes for him.

Panthers QB Cam Newton is reaching into his own pocket to help Charlotte-area schools.

Here’s a statistical look at the Saints.

Buccaneers LB Lavonte David is making a big difference in Tampa, leading the team with 81 tackles.

With the benefit of 20/20 hindsight, the Cardinals’ offseason moves look like mistakes.

Rams WR Brian Quick is promising big plays “if they continue to feed me.”

The 49ers are preparing for a tough special teams challenge against the Bears.

The Seahawks are pleased with what they got in this year’s draft.

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4 Responses to “Wednesday morning one-liners”
  1. trollhammer20 says: Nov 14, 2012 9:04 AM

    Nice writeup on the Seattle draft class. Irvin leads rookies in sacks, Wagner is second among rookies in tackles (behind Keuchley), and Wilson leads the five rookie QB starters this year in TD passes.

    Also, fourth-round pick Robert Turbin is doing a fine job giving Lynch some rest, and looks to be a viable option if Beast Mode ever has to miss some time.

    And to think Mel Kiper and other “experts” were giving Seattle a C- on draft day.

  2. finsfrontofficeisajoke says: Nov 14, 2012 10:21 AM

    Bill Parcells told Patriots coach Bill Belichick that he believes this year’s Patriots team is better than last year’s AFC championship team.

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    As a Dolphin fan, I would like to recommend that the Patriots believe and follow everything that this man says.

  3. patriotenvy says: Nov 14, 2012 10:23 AM

    Tuna is right. Wait until cold weather games! The Pats are going to turn up the heat!

  4. richwizl says: Nov 16, 2012 12:47 PM

    As a Patriots fan since day one, 1960, I’m not so sure, Tuna. I’d agree the Offense is stronger but, at this point, the Defense looks even worse than last year’s. Assuming they can maintain relative health, the Pats can make playoffs but, unless their D gets a whole lot better, they will not get by the really good teams, like GB, SF, ATL, HOU or BALT and PIT, if they get healthier. So far, I don’t see the D improving much.

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