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Wednesday morning one-liners

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An article on the Bills’ website says DE Mario Williamshas become a near-dominant force on the defensive line since he had his surgical procedure on his left wrist.”

The Dolphins’ problem is pretty simple: The offense doesn’t score enough points.

Patriots coach Bill Belichick said injured WR Julian Edelman is going to be tough to replace: “Julian’s had an opportunity to contribute offensively,” he said. “In the kicking game, he’s done a good job for us as a returner. He’s also done a good job for us on kickoff coverage. Offensively, he’s done a good job with the ball in his hands on screens and routes where he can run it, reverses and screens and things like that.”

The Jets have extended their local radio contract.

Ravens coach John Harbaugh recalls learning about Andrew Luck and Robert Griffin III when his brother, 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh, talked about recruiting them to Stanford: “Andrew Luck and RGIII. Both out of Houston. Both 4.0 students, and Jim talked about these two guys are both going to be stars some day.”

Bengals defensive coordinator Mike Zimmer spent 13 years as an assistant coach with the Cowboys, but he says preparing to play them this week is no different from preparing to play any other team.

The Cleveland Plain Dealer is closing in on the halfway point as it counts down the 100 best players in Browns history.

Steelers fans are grateful to the Ravens’ coaching staff for not involving RB Ray Rice in the offense during the fourth quarter of Sunday’s game.

The Texans are ahead of the pack in the race for the best record in the AFC, but their schedule isn’t easy the rest of the way.

The Colts signed LB Jamaal Westerman to the active roster, activated G Seth Olsen from short-term injured reserve, placed LB Justin Hickman on injured reserve, signed RB Alvester Alexander and TE Dominique Jones to the practice squad and released CB Isaiah Green and TE Martell Webb from the practice squad.

Some players on the Jaguars paid a visit to kids battling cancer.

The Titans added OL Kyle DeVan and T Daniel Baldridge to the 53-man roster and signed G Chris Scott to the practice squad after placing T David Stewart (leg) and S Robert Johnson (foot) on injured reserve.

Broncos QB Peyton Manning’s stats are better this year than they were in his final season in Indianapolis: He has a better completion percentage and passer rating and is on pace for more touchdowns and fewer interceptions than in 2010.

The Raiders say preparing for this year’s Broncos is like preparing for Manning’s Colts.

Chiefs QB Brady Quinn and RB Jamaal Charles are getting recognition for their big games on Sunday.

Chargers RT Kevin Haslam is getting credit for stepping up and playing well when unexpectedly being thrust into the offense on Sunday.

Cowboys owner Jerry Jones says his team should be playing better defense.

Said Giants DE Justin Tuck of the way the Redskins attacked them: “This offense puts so much stress on the defense that it’s hard to do the things we were able to do against the Packers.”

Losing to the Redskins had Giants coach Tom Coughlin in a bad mood.

Now that it’s obvious the Eagles are going to fire coach Andy Reid, local papers are running increasingly harsh commentaries about the soon-to-depart coach.

One study shows that the Bears are the most engaged team in the NFL when it comes to their social media presence.

Perfect attendance at school earned 18 students a lunch with Lions LB Justin Durant.

Packers QB Aaron Rodgers said it was “real disappointing” to learn that RB Cedric Benson was lost for the season.

Vikings QB Christian Ponder is engaged to ESPN sideline reporter Samantha Steele.

Said Falcons WR Roddy White of clinching the NFC South, “We’ve won the division before, so it’s not that big of a deal, you know what I mean? When coach said, ‘Congratulations,’ nobody was woo-wooing or nothing like that, which is good. We’ve got our eye on the big prize.”

Younger players will get more playing time as the Panthers close out a disappointing season and build for the future.

Saints offensive line coach Aaron Kromer was reportedly a finalist for the Boston College head-coaching job, which ultimately went to Steve Addazio.

Said Bucs G Jeremy Zuttah of RB Doug Martin struggling, “We’ve got to do a better job of getting him to the second level.”

Cardinals coach Ken Whisenhunt’s seat is getting warmer, and his inability to find a decent quarterback is the reason.

Although 49ers RB Frank Gore is wearing a brace on his injured wrist, he says it won’t affect him on the field.

Rams CB Janoris Jenkins‘ fumble recovery for a touchdown was just the second time this season that the Rams have recovered an opponent’s fumble.

By one measure, Seahawks QB Russell Wilson played the best game by any rookie quarterback in the last two decades on Sunday.

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4 Responses to “Wednesday morning one-liners”
  1. filthymcnasty1 says: Dec 5, 2012 9:19 AM

    Re: Vikings QB Christian Ponder is engaged to ESPN sideline reporter Samantha Steele.

    I envision a wedding, but no reception.

  2. The Prophet says: Dec 5, 2012 10:15 AM

    Good thing Ponder’s engaged to that ESPN reporter, after all someone’s going to need to bring home a paycheck next year to the Ponder household when Christian is unemployed.

  3. hurrayforyogapants says: Dec 5, 2012 10:57 AM

    Wow, if Ponder is this bad when he’s just dating Samantha Steele, how bad will he be now that they’re engaged?

  4. deltaoracle says: Dec 5, 2012 3:27 PM

    Steele must have been very close when Ponder made the pass.
    But seriously, he does seem like a decent guy. And she’s obviously a babe. So I hope they have a happy life together.
    And that he never beats the Packers.

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