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Saturday one-liners

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Former Jets QB Vinny Testaverde isn’t a fan of the team’s ongoing circus atmosphere.

Here’s a position-by-position breakdown of the Dolphins’ defense.

Bills special-teams coordinator Danny Crossman talks about his plan for improving Buffalo’s coverage and return units.

Here’s a look at the AP awards, if the only team in the NFL was the Patriots.

Baltimore native Michael Phelps thinks the Ravens will win the Super Bowl by seven points.  (The bigger question is whether he’ll celebrate with a bowl, a bong, or a blunt.)

Former (eventually) Steelers RB Chris Rainey has pleaded no contest to a charge of disorderly conduct to resolve his domestic violence case.

Former Bengals LB Ahmad Brooks, who now plays for the 49ers, says that youth and politics kept him from playing more when he was in Cincinnati.

Browns owner Jimmy Haslam says that QB Brandon Weeden will have competition for his job.

So would Gregg Williams and Jerry Gray be able to coexist in Tennessee?

Colts coach Chuck Pagano and new Cardinals coach Bruce Arians could be sharing the coach of the year award come Saturday night.

Jaguars owner Shahid Khan says hosting a second Super Bowl isn’t among his goals for Jacksonville.

Texans owner Bob McNair says inside linebacker and receiver are among the team’s offseason priorities.

QB Geno Smith wants to be a Chief, presumably via the first overall pick in the draft and not, say, round four.

The Broncos are increasing ticket prices for the second straight year.

Former Chargers coach Bobby Ross says the inclusion of some late coverages that weren’t executed well doomed his team the last time the 49ers won a Super Bowl.

If more owners behaved like the late Al Davis, the NFL wouldn’t even need a Rooney Rule.

The Dallas Morning News wants to know if Cowboys fans would accept an openly gay player on the team.

Giants P Steve Weatherford strongly denies that he has ever met “Magic” Mitch Ross, the deer-antler velvet extract guy.

Eagles WR DeSean Jackson says it’s a “no-brainer” for the Eagles to bring back QB Mike Vick.

Commissioner Roger Goodell on the Redskins’ controversial nickname:  “I don’t think anybody wants to offend anybody.”

Lions Hall of Fame RB Barry Sanders thinks a gay player should expect to be teased in the locker room, where football players get “teased for anything.”

Plenty of people will be attending the retirement celebration for WR Donald Driver.

Vikings P Chris Kluwe wants 49ers CB Chris Culliver to get an education on why his comments about gay players were “not cool.”

Former Bears coach Mike Ditka taught current 49ers coach and former Bears QB Jim Harbaugh a lot about the game.

Saints QB Drew Brees has embraced his temporary role as ambassador for New Orleans.

Buccaneers G Davin Joseph says he’s fully recovered from knee surgery and that the Bucs are on the verge of becoming a “great team.”

Panthers QB Cam Newton has cut back on his Little Debbie habit.

A group known as Common Cause Georgia plans to block the use of public funds for a new Falcons stadium.

The Cardinals are sticking with a 3-4 defense, despite hiring a coordinator who most recently ran a 4-3.

Rams fans are divided on the future of the team in St. Louis.

Charges have yet to be filed against Seahawks LB Leroy Hill, who was arrested Tuesday on charges of domestic violence.

Folks in San Francisco are buying up big-screen TVs for watching the 49ers on Sunday.  (And for throwing things through it if the Niners lose.)

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14 Responses to “Saturday one-liners”
  1. cuda1234 says: Feb 2, 2013 1:55 PM

    Wow, just reading the headlines I see that the pro-gay people are once again teaching that tolerance is only a virtue when the opinion in question agrees with theirs. Hypocrisy is still alive and well!

    Same with the “diversity” people who don’t seem to think its a problem that only one race of people gets to work as – and profit from – being an NFL player.

    Where are all the EEO people on that one?

  2. benroethlisberger7 says: Feb 2, 2013 2:05 PM

    6 rings

  3. prmpft says: Feb 2, 2013 2:07 PM

    And I think everyone would like “Vikings P Chris Kluwe” to just GO AWAY and SHUT UP!

  4. idkid1980 says: Feb 2, 2013 2:13 PM

    As a Bengals fan, it sucks seeing both Ahmad Brooks and Justin Smith playing in the SB with another team (especiall San Fran). However, in the Reedy story, it wasn’t very clear to me what Brooks felt were the “political” reasons he was traded away. The guy was injured quite a bit, and it’s always difficult to know when to cut your losses.

  5. idkid1980 says: Feb 2, 2013 2:18 PM

    cuda1234 says:Feb 2, 2013 1:55 PM

    Wow, just reading the headlines I see that the pro-gay people are once again teaching that tolerance is only a virtue when the opinion in question agrees with theirs. Hypocrisy is still alive and well!

    Same with the “diversity” people who don’t seem to think its a problem that only one race of people gets to work as – and profit from – being an NFL player.

    Where are all the EEO people on that one?
    ________________________________

    Not sure if I’m correctly following your comment here, but I’m always surprised when people can’t seem to be able to tell the difference between differences of opinions and intolerance and bigotry. Saying, as the San Fran player did this week, that he wouldn’t be ok with having a gay teammate is not at all like saying he doesn’t agree with being gay. The guy can have a personal opinion about anything he wants. That is not the issue. The issue is that he is potentially aiding in setting up an environment where people are excluded from being allowed to be in a safe and tolerant working environment. He is perpetuating a system of not only intolerance but segregation. That is not acceptable in any workplace.

  6. punktspielleiter says: Feb 2, 2013 2:46 PM

    2 rings!

  7. chattanola says: Feb 2, 2013 2:59 PM

    (And for throwing things through it if the Niners lose.)

    I read an article out of SF this week that says the police force and city leaders are preparing for, and trying to minimize, any rioting that may emerge as a result of a victory (or loss?).

    I’ll never understand why a celebratory moment involves the wanton destruction of someone else’s property.

  8. therealtrenches says: Feb 2, 2013 2:59 PM

    D-Jax thinks keeping Vick is a no-brainier bc d-Jax has no brains, the deer extract guy’s claim that we have two notwithstanding.

  9. txpackfan52 says: Feb 2, 2013 3:01 PM

    Barry Sanders makes sense.

  10. waybright25 says: Feb 2, 2013 3:04 PM

    Nice jab to Phelps lol

  11. purplesane says: Feb 2, 2013 3:08 PM

    Why can Chris Culliver comment and not Chris Kluwe? They both have the right to free speech. On by the way, Chris Culliver does need to get educated on tolerance.

  12. bartlettruss says: Feb 2, 2013 3:16 PM

    I think “intolerance” includes denying business licenses to Chik-Fil-A in Boston, New York and Chicago. You either protect freedom of speech completely or you lose it.

  13. helloanybodyhome says: Feb 2, 2013 3:55 PM

    The Dallas Morning News wants to know if Cowboys fans would accept an openly gay player on the team.

    They already suck

  14. deltaoracle says: Feb 2, 2013 4:37 PM

    “only one race of people gets to work as – and profit from – being an NFL player”
    Okay, that’s what – the “human” race, or what?
    Someone’s going to have to explain that one to me.

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