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Saturday morning one-liners

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The Jets have fallen far in the two years since beating the Patriots in the playoffs.

Pats rookie DE Chandler Jones says he has noticed a “sense of urgency” now that the playoffs have arrived.

The realities of the running back market will limit Reggie Bush’s offer from the Dolphins, if they even give him one.

Taken one spot before Buffalo native Rob Gronkowski, DT Torrell Troup is still trying in vain to make the Bills think they made the right decision.

The roster spot created by the placement of Ravens G Jah Reid on injured reserve has been filled by CB Asa Jackson, who has completed a four-game suspension for violation of the league’s substance-abuse policy.

While growing up, new Browns coach Rob Chudzinski would simulate being at Cleveland games in the winter by turning his TV around in the window and watching from outside.  (But did he also have strangers show up to spill beer on him and/or yell profanities?)

The Steelers probably regret not paying CB Keenan Lewis, who is due to become an unrestricted free agent.

Geoff Hobson of Bengals.com hands out a long list of postseason awards, known as The Marvins.

Last month’s blowout loss in New England has spawned an entire article on how the Texans aren’t guaranteed to suffer the same fate again.

Here are the top 11 plays from an unlikely 11-win season by the Colts.

Titans DT Sen’Derrick Marks hopes he did enough in his contract year to persuade the team to keep him around.

Creating a divided locker room in only one season surely didn’t help one-and-done Jaguars coach Mike Mularkey.

Chargers QB Dan Fouts says he’ll work to get Chargers coach Don Coryell into the Hall of Fame “until I draw my last breath.”

Colorado lawmakers had nothing better to do on Friday than root for the Broncos.

Former Raiders WR Tim Brown is trying to “manage his emotions” as he prepares for his third try at the Hall of Fame; “When I woke up this morning and had a text that I was on the list again, I told my wife and she was like, ‘Whatever,'” Brown said.

The mother of deceased Chiefs LB Jovan Belcher is fighting with the parents of Kasandra Perkins for custody of Zoey Belcher.

After 30 years, the Redskins’ Hogettes are retiring.  (Maybe they’re just settling down with Fireman Ed.)

A move to the 4-3 could help Cowboys DT Jay Ratliff.

Former Bucs and Colts coach Tony Dungy says Lovie Smith would be a great coach for the Eagles.

Giants G Chris Snee plans to play in the Pro Bowl despite a torn labrum and bone chips in his hip.  (Hopefully he won’t make it worse during a game of full-padded two-hand touch.)

Lions DT Nick Fairley was voted the most improved player by his teammates.

More than 100 people attended a rally on Friday to cheer on the Packers.  (Only 100?  Did the whole town have the flu?)

Bears special-teams coordinator Dave Toub interviewed Friday for the same job in Kansas City.

Debunking the notion that Vikings QB Christian Ponder could have played last Saturday.

The Panthers suddenly have five spots to fill on the coaching staff.

The Falcons have plenty of experience against mobile quarterbacks, from Cam Newton to Mike Vick to Robert Griffin III, to whom they gave a concussion.

How many more games would the Saints have won if Sean Payton had been the coach in 2012?

Former Bucs coach Jon Gruden isn’t subtle in his assessment of Warren Sapp shot at Canton:  “If Warren Sapp doesn’t go into the Hall of Fame on the first ballot, you’d better check the IQ of the voters.  No disrepect to anyone, but he’s the favorite guy I’ve ever coached.”  (Isn’t it great how the immediate use of the phrase “no disrespect” excuses virtually every possible type of disrespect?)

The 49ers defensive backs routinely engage in competitive games of cards and dominoes.

The Cardinals have added six players to their offseason roster.

Rams tight ends coach Rob Boras had $28,000 in electronics and jewelry stolen from his home on New Year’s Eve, including his 2006 NFC title ring and a Big 12 Championship ring.

Seahawks DE Bruce Irvin knows that Sunday’s game plays to his strengths; “People talk about me playing the run,” Irvinsaid. “I could see if we were playing San Francisco, but we’re playing Atlanta. . . . If we don’t get there and pressure [quarterback Matt Ryan], it’s going to be a long day for us.”

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7 Responses to “Saturday morning one-liners”
  1. 3fingerlenny says: Jan 12, 2013 9:22 AM

    Can’t wait

  2. rajbais says: Jan 12, 2013 10:20 AM

    The Zoey Belcher custody battle is also something that I felt was going to be a problem in the aftermath of the tragedy.

    Sadly these events take place in these kind of circumstances and I understand why the Perkins family wants custody, but I truly hope that Jovan’s mom can have legitimate visiting rights. She seems to have good intentions, but she’s in an uphill inter-family dispute.

  3. MTLighthouse69 says: Jan 12, 2013 10:30 AM

    It is a shame that Coryell wasn’t put in the HOF long before now. He has done a lot for the sport of football. The NFL, for the most part, has become a passing league. I think that Coryell played a huge role in that.

  4. dennisatunity says: Jan 12, 2013 10:33 AM

    I agree with Irvin. If he can’t get to the QB on a team that is ranked 29th for its rushing attack (meaning he doesn’t have to protect against the run all that much), then it definitely will be a long day. But talk is cheap and plans are for the pre-game analysis. Now get out there and do it! Take us to the NFC Championship game.

  5. packerpride03 says: Jan 12, 2013 10:45 AM

    Poor Tim brown and all the guys who deserve the Hall of fame who haven’t got in. My feeling is if you deserve to get in the should let you in wether its year one or 10.

  6. wisdomnfl says: Jan 12, 2013 11:07 AM

    Ravens will be all set for the draft at 6 pm today. Rebuilding time.

  7. liddogg33 says: Jan 12, 2013 11:30 AM

    ummmm.. yea….. what dennis said!!!!

    GO HAWKS!!!!

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