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Wednesday morning one-liners

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Bills players and coaches donated more than $40,000 to help feed more than 900 families this Thanksgiving.

The Dolphins like what they’re getting from return man Marcus Thigpen.

Said Patriots coach Bill Belichick of the difficulty of playing Jets CB Antonio Cromartie, “There have been a number of plays where receivers get behind him, but he’s able to run them down, still get his hands on the ball, intercept it or break it up or whatever. He’s a hard guy to throw over for the quarterbacks.”

Jets coach Rex Ryan calls Patriots QB Tom Bradya once-in-a-generation, lifetime-type quarterback.”

Says Ravens coach John Harbaugh, “We can get so much better. The thing I love about this team is this team understands that. This team is ready to go to work. We’re talking about tomorrow and how we’re going to get better this week.”

The Bengals say preparing to face Raiders QB Carson Palmer is just like preparing to face any other player.

Here’s a thorough look at how Browns QB Brandon Weeden played against the Cowboys.

The Steelers are 5-2 with Charlie Batch filling in as the starting quarterback, as he will this week with both Ben Roethlisberger and Byron Leftwich injured.

In light of Texans QB Matt Schaub’s 527-yard game on Sunday, here’s a look at the best passing game in the history of each of the NFL’s 32 franchises.

The Colts, who are 4-1 at Lucas Oil Stadium this season, are preparing to host the Bills, who are 2-4 on the road this season.

Jaguars QB Chad Henne became the first NFL player since 1987 to throw four touchdown passes and no interceptions in a game he didn’t start.

Despite a 4-6 record, the Titans view themselves as being in the playoff hunt.

Although they can’t actually clinch a playoff berth this week, the Broncos have a 100 percent chance of winning the AFC West, according to the odds at Football Outsiders.

A 65-year-old Missouri man has been charged with shooting another man over insults traded while watching a Chiefs game.

Raiders DE Richard Seymour says he has learned while watching from the sidelines the last two weeks that he could never be a coach.

More than 1,000 fans made donations at a blood drive organized by the Chargers.

The Cowboys will wear their blue jerseys on Thanksgiving.

Giants coach Tom Coughlin says Hurricane Sandy affected his team: “Everyone has been affected. And our players have, because, remember, they have families, they have wives, they have children. They went through the same things that we all went through.”

Former Eagles QB Ron Jaworski says Nick Foles will be a good NFL starter.

Says Redskins offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan of the quick turnaround for a Thanksgiving game, “These last 30 hours have been a grind. Just trying to get a full game plan in. Four days of work in one day. But you’re excited to play on Thanksgiving, this is my first time doing it. I think it’ll be fun.”

Mike Ditka’s son, who is awaiting trial on his fourth DUI charge, was briefly jailed in the Chicago area after failing a drug test.

Lions coach Jim Schwartz says his team had a good defensive performance for 58 minutes in Sunday’s loss to the Packers.

Packers coach Mike McCarthy blames himself for RB Alex Green not getting more carries: “As far as our running game, we left a lot of production on the field was my conclusion after going through the tape and going through the grading sessions with the coaches,” McCarthy said. “And frankly, Alex Green not getting carries was a poor performance by myself managing how we were running the ball.”

Hall of Fame former Vikings QB Fran Tarkenton says he hopes Bears QB Jay Cutler misses another game to give the Vikings a better chance of beating the Bears.

With the talk that $300 million in public money could be used to finance a new Falcons stadium, some taxpayers are asking, What’s in it for us?

Said Panthers coach Ron Rivera of the playcalling against the Buccaneers, “There are a lot of things you go through when you’re calling a game, and part of it is the success you’re having or not having and the success they’re having against you. We tried to make an adjustment and they countered that with something different, and we tried to make another adjustment. It is a chess match and sometimes you get it right and sometimes you don’t.”

Here’s a look at the Saints super fan known as Mr. Hi Five.

Former Buccaneers RB Warrick Dunn likes what he sees of current Buccaneers RB Doug Martin, although Dunn is in school getting his MBA and not watching a lot of football.

Said Cardinals TE Todd Heap of rookie QB Ryan Lindley, “He’s a confident guy, he’s a guy that has come in and gained a grasp of the offense very quickly. He’s got a good presence in the huddle, he’s got a good presence on the field.”

Twenty-three Rams players spent their day off handing out turkeys to needy families in the St. Louis area.

San Francisco coach Jim Harbaugh had a follow-up appointment on Tuesday following his procedure for an irregular heartbeat last week.

Said Seahawks DT Jason Jones of whether he’ll leave as a free agent after the season, “I like my teammates and I like everybody here. But that’s something for my agent to handle.”

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2 Responses to “Wednesday morning one-liners”
  1. chuckxx says: Nov 21, 2012 8:34 AM

    Wow, actually shooting someone over a lousy Chiefs game. That really takes the cake. The 65 year old guy will probably get 10 years. He’s going to miss seeing the Chiefs in the SuperBowl next year!!!!!! Ha-Ha.

  2. joetoronto says: Nov 21, 2012 11:10 AM

    Stay classy, Kansas City!

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