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Thursday morning one-liners

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Bringing Mike Pettine in as defensive coordinator means the Bills will likely be bringing more pressure.

There are open concerns that TE Michael Egnew won’t (or shouldn’t) make the Dolphins roster next year, a year after being taken in the third round.

Patriots DE Rob Ninkovich is ready to go after a hip injury in the regular season finale.

(Perhaps soon-to-be-former) Jets QB Tim Tebow said he had no regrets about his year in New York, but not much else.

Ravens CB Asa Jackson called his return from a PED suspension “a huge relief.”

When reporters asked Mike Zimmer about not getting job interviews (before he started getting job interviews), he replied: “Can you write that?

Browns head coaching candidate Marc Trestman got a solid endorsement from a pair of coaching legends familiar with his CFL background.

Late-addition Steelers CB Justin King said he hopes his hometown team gives him a chance to return next year.

Texans DE J.J. Watt paid tribute to fellow Houston legend Craig Biggio (who was about half his size).

Colts GM Ryan Grigson said of new San Diego GM Tom Telesco: “I couldn’t have asked for a better right-hand man.”

Jaguars WR Justin Blackmon and P Bryan Anger earned some all-rookie honors.

The Titans fired TEs coach John Zernhelt as they continue to shake up their offensive staff.

Broncos offensive coordinator Mike McCoy said that despite job interviews, all his focus is on the Ravens this week.

As his old teams looks for someone to add electricity to the offense, former Chiefs quarterback Bill Kenney has been named to the Missouri state utilities commission.

Raiders coach Dennis Allen isn’t interested in playing the what-if game.

New Chargers GM Tom Telesco said he wants to keep Jimmy Raye, the guy he beat out for the top job.

BREAKING: Pretty girl says her QB boyfriend wants to play for the Cowboys.

The Giants priority this offseason will be working on a defense that set a franchise record for yards allowed.

Eagles C Jason Kelce said his old college coach, Brian Kelly, runs his college teams in an NFL style.

Lost in yesterday’s constant updates on Redskins QB Robert Griffin III’s knee surgery was some high-octane stupid in the Washington Post, which claims the injury was karmic retribution for a nickname which offends some people.

Bears returner Devin Hester sold a house yesterday, but he still has two more to choose from outside Chicago.

Lions DE Willie Young failed to live up to his preseason hype, but with Cliff Avril a free agent, he’ll need to rebound.

The Packers offensive line is already thinking about the grabby tendencies of the 49ers, assuming DT Justin Smith is back this week.

With P Chris Kluwe facing offseason knee surgery, the Vikings signed a spare leg.

At least FOX analyst Jimmy Johnson thinks the Falcons are ready to break through their playoff drought.

Tom Sorensen of the Charlotte Observer thinks new Panthers GM Dave Gettleman’s low-key style will make him a good organizational fit.

Saints GM Mickey Loomis showed his skill as an evaluator when asked about his team’s defense setting the league record for yards allowed, saying: “Well, it wasn’t very good.”

Buccaneers coach Greg Schiano said he was still evaluating whether to make any staff changes.

Kent Somers of the Arizona Republic has more on the mystery interview the Cardinals had with Steelers offensive coordinator Todd Haley Wednesday.

The Rams put a pair of defensive players on the all-rookie team.

For 49ers WR Michael Crabtree, this weekend is a chance to atone for missed opportunities in last year’s playoffs.

Jerry Brewer of the Seattle Times thinks the key to the Seahawks success was coach Pete Carroll curbing some of his risk-taking tendencies.

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2 Responses to “Thursday morning one-liners”
  1. lightcleric says: Jan 10, 2013 10:19 AM

    I wouldn’t be surprised if that’s how simple Mickey Loomis’ actual evaluations of defensive talent are…

    Amazing at evaluating offensive talent(Colston, Graham, Evans, Nicks, signing undrafted Lance Moore,) , really awful at defensive talent.

  2. rajbais says: Jan 10, 2013 10:45 AM

    All Missouri tight ends stink in the NFL!!!

    Chase Coffman and Martin Rucker failed.

    Egnew was a 3rd rd pick?

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