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Saturday morning one-liners

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Former Jets quarterbacks coach Matt Cavanaugh admits that QB Tim Tebow wasn’t used “as much as we should have, probably.”

A pair of Bills season-ticket holders had a Bills-themed wedding.  (The party was crashed by a Giants fan.  Then a Redskins fan.  Then two Cowboys fans.)

Mel Kiper thinks that the Patriots should add WR Tavon Austin to replace Wes Welker, if Welker is allowed to walk.  (And we realize that we lost at least 49.6 percent of you at “Mel Kiper thinks.”)

The Dolphins have signed CFL LB Lee Robinson.

Ravens RB Ray Rice hopes and prays the team will find a way to keep FB Vonta Leach.

Bengals offensive line coach Paul Alexander will attend Competition Committee meetings in Indy to discuss chop blocks and holding.

Steelers minority owner Rita M. McGinley, 94, died on Friday.

The Browns’ official website has weighed in on the question of whether owner Jimmy Haslam will be less involved in the team now that he is working in Tennessee again.  (And since it’s the Browns’ official website, you really don’t need to read it to know the bottom line.)

Texans G.M. Rick Smith will receive the Charlie Ward Tribute to Excellence Award on Saturday night.

Jaguars defensive coordinator Bob Babich will use a 4-3 defense with some 3-4 elements.

The Colts have only eight players on the roster from their Super Bowl XLIV team; three of them will become free agents.

Steve Hoffman, a 23-year NFL assistant, will serve as assistant special-teams coordinator with the Titans.

One of the age-discrimination lawsuits pending against the Chiefs has gone to trial.

Broncos LB Joe Mays, lost for the season in Week Eight with an ankle injury, hopes to be ready to go for the start of OTAs.

So what can the Chargers learn from the Ravens?

The all-time Raiders interception list is led by the guy who draped himself in Stickum, at a time when it was socially acceptable to do so.

Giants RB Andre Brown is preparing to be the starter.

The Redskins will have to adjust their asinine “70 high schools” argument to 69.  (Shut up, Beavis.)

The Cowboys trust Bill Callahan (enough not to sabotage a Super Bowl . . . if they ever get there again).

Eagles coach Chip Kelly likes the continuity that tight ends coach Ted Williams, who has been with the team since 1995,  brings to the table.  (Or maybe Kelly was enamored with the idea of giving employment to a frozen head.)

Several Packers greats will be signing autographs this weekend at the Grand Geneva Resort and Spa.

The Bears’ new offense will reflect a compilation of multiple systems.  (Is “compilation” the FCC-approved alternative to “clusterf–k”?)

The Lions won’t raise ticket prices for 2013.

The Vikings’ sixth-round pick won’t go to Washington because QB Donovan McNabb didn’t play enough in 2011 to satisfy the play-time threshold that would have sweetened a sour deal.

Panthers LB Luke Kuechly is slightly more inconspicuous at Boston College than QB Cam Newton is at Auburn.

The Buccaneers have a huge advantage over the rest of the NFC South when it comes to cap space.

Saints QB Drew Brees may have let the cat out of the bag regarding the return of WrestleMania to the Superdome.

It’s unlikely that the Falcons’ “give us a new stadium or we’ll move . . . to the suburbs” tactic will get anyone worked up.

With the Cardinals projected at more than $3 million over the cap, G.M. Steve Keim knows some tough decisions are coming.

Was the Seahawks defense in 2012 the best in franchise history?

49ers LB Aldon Smith has added MMA training to his offseason repertoire.

The Rams are accepting applications for the fifth Annual Playground Build/Community Improvement Project.  (At least Titus Young will have someplace to hang out.)

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5 Responses to “Saturday morning one-liners”
  1. forthelove says: Feb 16, 2013 2:36 PM

    You think you only lost 49.6% of us at “Mel Kiper thinks” … geez have some respect for your readers.

  2. jeffa43 says: Feb 16, 2013 3:48 PM

    Ray Rice should hope and pray they keep him.

    He was the 2nd best back on the team since week 8… And clearly he cannot hold on to the football in big games.

  3. thevza says: Feb 16, 2013 3:48 PM

    Can’t really hate on Mel Kiper too much though. The man has achieved fame and fortune by continuously fooling the football world into believing that he is knowledgeable and relevant. He’s like the Kardashian of the NFL.

  4. nosoupforyou2012 says: Feb 16, 2013 4:41 PM

    Can’t post the one liners after noon and still call it morning one liners

  5. pksullivanmph says: Feb 16, 2013 8:14 PM

    Giants and Redskins Fans????? Didn’t know there were any in Western New York. @footballady52

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