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Wednesday morning one-liners

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The Jets are hiring Bobby April Jr., son of the longtime NFL special teams coach, as a quality control coach.

The Bills have some tough decisions to make at wide receiver.

The Dolphins are taking out ads to generate support for taxpayer financing of Sun Life Stadium.

Despite the loss to the Ravens, the Patriots’ season is not viewed as a failure in New England.

Ravens QB Joe Flacco and offensive coordinator Jim Caldwell say they’ve learned a lot from each other since Caldwell started calling plays in Baltimore.

Former Bengals defensive lineman and defensive line coach Tim Krumrie is glad to have DT Geno Atkins playing in Cincinnati.

The Browns have had six different Week One quarterbacks in the last six years, and No. 7 could be coming.

Omar Khan will spend another year as the Steelers‘ director of football and business administration, but many people who know him think he deserves to be a general manager.

Texans LB Brian Cushing is selling his house, with an asking price of $1.3 million.

Colts coach Chuck Pagano said of Joe Gilbert, whom he promoted to offensive line coach from assistant offensive line coach, “He did a great job last year. Joe brings great energy and passion to that room, and stresses fundamentals and technique. He expects a lot from his players and will continue to develop that unit into one of the best in the NFL.”

New Jaguars coach Gus Bradley is showing his energetic nature at the Senior Bowl.

The Titans seem likely to add a safety in the NFL draft.

Broncos boss John Elway says he likes the competition at Senior Bowl practices.

The Chiefs sure do have a lot of Pro Bowlers for a team with the worst record in the NFL.

Former Raiders FB Jon Ritchie says it’s true that the team changed its game plan just before the Super Bowl, but as Ritchie remembers it that happened as a result of C Barret Robbins suddenly leaving the team.

Someone in San Diego has discovered that the team from the city with the lower unemployment rate has won the Super Bowl 20 of the past 25 years. This year, San Francisco has a lower unemployment rate than Baltimore. If you bet money on the Super Bowl because of this, you need to get help.

Cowboys DT Jay Ratliff won’t get cut for driving drunk.

Giants G.M. Jerry Reese says it’s impossible to predict how the fake girlfriend hoax will affect the draft stock of Notre Dame LB Manti Te’o because NFL teams haven’t had a chance to talk to Te’o yet.

Syracuse QB Ryan Nassib met with the Eagles at the Senior Bowl.

A big question facing the Redskins in 2013 is how RB Alfred Morris will hold up after carrying the ball 335 times as a rookie.

Bears fans are hoping Marc Trestman coaches like a Harbaugh.

New Lions assistant Jim Washburn calls DE Kyle Vanden Bosch his favorite player he ever coached.

Bryan Bulaga may be the Packers’ left tackle next season.

Could Vikings RB Adrian Peterson be even better in 2013 than he was in 2012?

Jeff Fish is out as the Falcons’ strength coach because he has “philosophical differences” with the club.

After being promoted from the Panthers’ quarterbacks coach to offensive coordinator, Mike Shula says building an offense around Cam Newton has him excited.

Saints G.M. Mickey Loomis was in a mood to celebrate after Sean Payton was reinstated by the NFL.

Bucs coach Greg Schiano is keeping a close eye on the defensive backs at the Senior Bowl.

The Cardinals have promoted Jason Licht to V.P. of player personnel.

The Rams have a need at offensive tackle, but Central Michigan OT Eric Fisher may be out of reach for them at No. 16 and No. 22.

A lack of production from first-round pick A.J. Jenkins remains a concern in San Francisco.

Seahawks QB Russell Wilson may liven up the Pro Bowl.

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5 Responses to “Wednesday morning one-liners”
  1. mazblast says: Jan 23, 2013 8:57 AM

    What exactly IS a quality control coach? Is there a position called “quality control” on the field that I don’t know about? Isn’t the quality of a team kind of obvious, i.e., their record?

    I keep asking the first question, without ever receiving an answer.

    Michael David Smith: A quality control coach is an entry-level coach who does the grunt work, like grading game film. Here’s an article with more details.

  2. ourturn2shine says: Jan 23, 2013 9:10 AM

    Not just saying this as a Bengals fan, but who wouldn’t be happy to have Gino Atkins in their team?

  3. ourturn2shine says: Jan 23, 2013 9:12 AM


  4. jethrie says: Jan 23, 2013 9:46 AM

    Krumrie isnot the current DL coach for the Bengals. He has worked most recently with the UFL.

  5. andyreidisthegoat says: Jan 23, 2013 11:03 AM

    Nassib will be an eagle next year. they love that guy.

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