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Wednesday morning one-liners

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Bills S Jairus Byrd and G Andy Levitre are soon-to-be unrestricted free agents.

The Dolphins are proposing that taxpayers pay for a portion of their improvements to Sun Life Stadium.

The Patriots are confident in their no-huddle offense heading into Sunday’s AFC Championship Game against the Ravens.

Some in New York think the Jets should make a trade for Seahawks QB Matt Flynn.

Is Ravens LB Ray Lewis getting too much attention in the playoffs, at the expense of some of his teammates?

Said Bengals OT Andrew Whitworth of going to the Pro Bowl, “It’s bittersweet because it isn’t the way you wanted the season to end. The goal is to get to the Super Bowl.”

Browns CEO Joe Banner says of hiring a general manager, “We want our player personnel department to be the best evaluators and graders of players in the league and coming into the league. That’s the goal. Somebody who can do that well and lead and train a staff to do that well is the primary criteria.”

The Steelers have issues at wide receiver.

Texans LT Duane Brown says he expects big things in the future from the Texans’ rookie guards, Ben Jones and Brandon Brooks.

The Colts want to keep offensive coordinator Bruce Arians, but they say they’re prepared if they lose him.

Many in Jacksonville are presuming that the Jaguars are just waiting for the 49ers’ postseason to end so they can hire Greg Roman as their head coach.

Tom Moore is leaving his job as an offensive consultant for the Titans but says he wants to coach somewhere.

The Broncos are beginning the search for a new offensive coordinator.

New Chiefs coach Andy Reid has retained two coaches from Romeo Crennel’s staff: Gary Gibbs will continue to coach the linebackers and Emmitt Thomas will continue to coach the defensive backs.

The Chargers have to hope that new head coach Mike McCoy is for real.

Texas A&M DE Damontre Moore could be a good fit for the Raiders in the first round of the NFL draft.

Jerry Jones’s daughter is taking the lead as Cowboys Stadium prepares to host next year’s Final Four.

Giants CB Terrell Thomas says he still thinks he can return to football after three ACL surgeries.

Gus Bradley has been reported as the Eagles’ top choice to be their next head coach, but no deal is done yet.

The Redskins have several players who will soon be free agents, and not much salary cap space.

Former Bears RB Garrett Wolfe, who played for Marc Trestman in Montreal, tells Chicago what to expect from its new head coach: “With us, he was very hands-on. He knew everything that was going on with the offense. He was very detailed-oriented.”

Lions RB Joique Bell has a history with Detroit’s new running backs coach.

Packers TE Jermichael Finley played well enough in the second half of the season that the team appears ready to bring him back and pay him $8.25 million in 2013.

Vikings Hall of Fame QB Fran Tarkenton is glad to see more quarterbacks play the way he played.

The Falcons have made a promotion in their scouting department.

Asked why he fired three assistants, Panthers coach Ron Rivera said, “Those are decisions I had to make based on some things I saw. That’s all I’ll say on that issue.”

Former Saint Chris Reis has written a book about his father’s recovery from addiction.

Bucs G.M. Mark Dominik reiterated that he is not in a hurry to do a new deal with QB Josh Freeman.

The Cardinals wanted Mike McCoy to come in for a second interview before McCoy accepted the Chargers’ head-coaching job.

There’s a debate in St. Louis about whether Rob Ryan makes sense for the Rams.

The Sports Illustrated cover jinx may fall on 49ers QB Colin Kaepernick.

The Seahawks’ defense had a great season but will be remembered for failing to close it out.

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4 Responses to “Wednesday morning one-liners”
  1. bigoltds says: Jan 16, 2013 9:15 AM

    cmon, like you didn’t putting the broncos OC vacancy headline next to Tom Moore schilling for a job next to each other on purpose!

  2. thestrategyexpert says: Jan 16, 2013 12:14 PM

    And Joique Bell can thank Kevin Smith for running his mouth and essentially assuring Bell of a roster spot next year.

  3. NoHomeTeam says: Jan 16, 2013 2:33 PM

    “Vikings Hall of Fame QB Fran Tarkenton is glad to see more quarterbacks play the way he played.”

    ************

    Now, if only the Vikings could manage to find a QB that played the way he played.

  4. bunkerhillbob says: Jan 16, 2013 5:58 PM

    Fran Tarkenton was great and he made watching football sooo entertaining.

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