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Saturday one-liners

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Another year, another Hall of Fame class without Bills WR Andre Reed.

Patriots QB Tom Brady is now 36 years old.  (At some point, he’ll need to revise his standard vow to play “10 more years.”)

Fireman Ed is open to returning as the Jets’ unofficial mascot.

The Dolphins has emphasized forcing turnovers in 2013 by decorating the defensive meeting room with footballs.

Steelers LT Marcus Gilbert and RT Mike Adams flip-flopped during a Friday night practice; coach Mike Tomlin says, “Read into it what you would read into it.”  (Hopefully he’ll be less cryptic on his Twitter page.)

Former Browns CEO Mike Holmgren made an unexpected visit to training camp on Friday; “I was driving by the facility and I thought practice would be over and I was going to sneak in and sneak out,” Holmgren said.  (Jim Brown possibly would say it’s the second time in less than a year that Holmgren sneaked out.)

The Ravens have moved Ed Dickson into the “move” tight end role previously occupied by Dennis Pitta, with Visanthe Shiancoe assuming the more traditional alignment next to the tackle.

Bengals LB Rey Maualuga doesn’t care about the critics; “It’s a brand new year,” he said.  “If coaches didn’t want me here, I wouldn’t be here today.”

If fans don’t want to give their money for preseason Jaguars games, they can give their blood instead.

Texans rookie S D.J. Swearinger, who’ll likley start if Ed Reed isn’t ready come Week One, has had a swagger since he was little.

Titans S Bernard Pollard has no issues with WR Riley Cooper; “I can get past it because everybody deserves a second chance,” Pollard said.  “If I was his teammate, who am I to throw the first stone?  I have said some things and done things and people have forgiven me.”

Colts owner Jim Irsay made changes after the 2011 with the 2004 Patriots in mind; “It was such a well-balanced team in all areas,” Irsay said.  “It was a tough team to get past.  That’s what we’re looking for.”

Chiefs P Dustin Colquitt wants to be known as one of the best punters ever.

Chargers TE Antonio Gates and other veterans received their first rest day of training camp on Friday.

Greeley, Colorado wasn’t known for its bovine-related odors until the equine-named NFL team from Denver held training camp there in the 1980s.

Raiders rookies are looking forward to the preseason opener at the Black Hole.  (Hopefully it will be a sewage-free experience.)

Giants DE Adrain Tracy believes some defensive opponents will “within the confines of the rules express their anger” at Eagles WR Riley Cooper.

Eagles DB Bradley Fletcher credits his Youngstown, Ohio roots for his success.

Redskins WR Pierre Garςon chose not to have surgery on his injured foot last year due to concerns that he’d possibly never be 100 percent again, and that he’d possibly never be able to play at all.

The Cowboys, plagued early in camp with injuries to the defensive line, now have a rash of injuries on the offensive line.

The popular “Lionblood” T-shirts launched a month ago by Lions WR Nate Burleson will soon be sold at the training facility’s pro shop and at the team store within Ford Field.

Packers LB A.J. Hawk wasn’t bothered by his offseason pay cut; he says that, for many players, it’s more of a blow to the ego than to the wallet.

Though Bears QB Jay Cutler may not do much running with the ball, he’ll apparently do more throwing on the run.

Vikings K Blair Walsh, who converted 10 of 10 field goals from 50 yards or longer as a rookie, hopes to avoid a sophomore slump.

A fan apparently used Saints camp as an opportunity to get ready for regular-season storming of the playing field.

Panthers RB DeAngelo Williams is skeptical of the team’s claim that 2013 will feature a renewed commitment to the running game.

Buccaneers LB Mason Foster says the defense is improving.  (And we’re still waiting for the player or coach who says during training camp, “Man, we really suck.”)

Falcons WR Julio Jone says he feels “no pressure at all” as the Falcons try to get to the Super Bowl.

The Rams have started a “Smack Cam” craze, which consists of these steps:  (1) get a plastic plate; (2) put whipped cream on it; (3) press the “record” button on a cellphone camera; (4) cram the plate into the face of an unsuspecting teammate; (5) post it online; and (6) repeat.

The knee injury suffered by Cardinals NT Dan Williams isn’t expected to keep him out of the regular-season opener.

Since Seahawks LT Walter Jones spent all of the 2009 season on injured reserve, he could be preparing to deliver his Hall of Fame induction speech next year at this time.

After some initial hesitation, 49ers RB Frank Gore has warmed up to the read-option attack.

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12 Responses to “Saturday one-liners”
  1. bunjy96 says: Aug 3, 2013 2:06 PM

    Giants DE Adrain Tracy believes some defensive opponents will “within the confines of the rules express their anger” at Eagles WR Riley Cooper.

    That’s just sick.

    Hope they are caught, tossed out if the game and heavily fined.

    Enough is enough!!!

  2. noring4youstill says: Aug 3, 2013 2:22 PM

    If I were the Jets I’d let Special Ed know thanks but no thanks

  3. noring4youstill says: Aug 3, 2013 2:23 PM

    It’s easy to have no pressure Julio. When you know the FalCants won’t make the Super Bowl

  4. tbutler704 says: Aug 3, 2013 2:32 PM

    Go away Fireman Ed. Jets need less gimmicks.

  5. titanmo says: Aug 3, 2013 2:36 PM

    Every time Bernard Pollard talks I seem to like him more. Always tells it the way he sees it without holding anything back. He’s not a sensitive little girl like a lot of players out there. Shady McCoy, take a note from Pollard. Class Act

  6. bigbluefan11 says: Aug 3, 2013 2:45 PM

    Fireman Ed should sit down and shut up.

  7. billhicks666 says: Aug 3, 2013 3:27 PM

    Yeah, I’m really shedding a tear over the “rash of injuries” that the Cowboys seem to be suffering.

  8. pnut87 says: Aug 3, 2013 3:27 PM

    bunjy96 says: Aug 3, 2013 2:06 PM

    Giants DE Adrain Tracy believes some defensive opponents will “within the confines of the rules express their anger” at Eagles WR Riley Cooper.

    That’s just sick.

    Hope they are caught, tossed out if the game and heavily fined.

    Enough is enough!!!

    ——-
    I’ll say this as a Giants fan, I agree with you. But you can’t honestly think that Tracy and the Giants are the only players in the league that have already thought of this. This very subject has been a very hot topic on sports talk shows the past week or so. Don’t just pin it on the Giants.

  9. canjura says: Aug 3, 2013 3:52 PM

    Titans S Bernard Pollard has no issues with WR Riley Cooper; “I can get past it because everybody deserves a second chance,” Pollard said. “If I was his teammate, who am I to throw the first stone? I have said some things and done things and people have forgiven me.”

    Good for you, Pollard, good for you. Finally someone with a brain. Should he have said it? no, especially knowing he’s a football player and there’s camera’s EVERYWHERE. but it happened, and people need to realize it’s JUST A FREAKING WORD THAT SLIPPED OUT ONCE. Even his teammates will acknowledge that he’s not that person. We don’t know what happened before that, its only 30 seconds of him. What if he was told to shut up and make love to his cousin? I would’ve probably raged too.

    “Giants DE Adrain Tracy believes some defensive opponents will “within the confines of the rules express their anger” at Eagles WR Riley Cooper.”

    Idiots like this need to be suspended for admitting he’s putting a bounty on Cooper. Is it a money bounty? no, but it’s a clear bounty. Goddell dropped a hammer for the bounty case before, he better drop a bigger hammer for admitting it to the media.

  10. souldogdave says: Aug 3, 2013 4:08 PM

    A White wide receiver’s racist rant is beaten to death by the media, and you don’t think every DB in the NFL (They’re all African-American) will put a little more effort into the hit even if just for Mama?

  11. patriots420 says: Aug 3, 2013 4:22 PM

    I would like very much for fireman Ed to burn up on the job.

  12. somethingsmellsrotten says: Aug 3, 2013 7:02 PM

    Just couldn’t pass up the sewage issue, could you Florio? Pretty weak…like you’ve never had a back-up.

    And Fireman Ed said he was done forever…please keep your word Ed.

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