Said Patriots QB Tim Tebow, “I’m trying to improve every day, trying to grow. You’ve got great coaches around you, great players around you and that’s the goal is to get better. Being able to watch a great one every day, be around him. He’s not only a great quarterback, he’s a great guy, too. He’s fun to be around as well.”
Jets defensive coordinator Dennis Thurman, who has been on the staff since 2008, said MLB David Harris “is probably playing better now than at any point since we’ve been here. He just looks like he’s in better condition.”
Bengals RB Giovani Bernard isn’t performing up to his own standards: “For me, if I were to give myself a grade I wouldn’t even want to put the grade out there,” Bernard said. “I am really hard on myself. That’s just how I am. That’s how I’ve always been.”
Said Steelers LB Jarvis Jones of his preseason debut, “I felt like I didn’t play as well as I could have. I didn’t use my technique the way I should have. I didn’t use great technique on a lot of plays. I went with the flow. I didn’t change my technique. I just have to continue to get better and maximize opportunities.”
The Texans have unveiled a new HD video board that’s even bigger than the one in Dallas.
Said Colts DE Cory Redding of owner Jim Irsay criticizing the team’s preseason performance, “Some guys need to be called out because they react better that way, in a good way. I think he lit a fire under some people.”
Titans receivers coach Shawn Jefferson explains how he approaches his players: “I am an [expletive] sometimes, but I am good with that.”
Said Giants DE Justin Tuck of the new facemask rule, “They actually didn’t ban mine. Mine wasn’t a fashion statement, some people told me. I did mine as a necessity. So I think as of right now, I’ll still be wearing that facemask. . . . I really don’t have any comments on why the rule is in place.”
The Eagles’ safeties need to tackle better.
Lions coach Jim Schwartz says the winners of the right guard and right tackle jobs will be the players who can be the most consistent.
Panthers linebackers coach Al Holcomb is getting good reviews from his boss, head coach Ron Rivera.
Cardinals coach Bruce Arians is making sure players know where he stands.
Said Rams coach Jeff Fisher of taking TE Lance Kendricks and DT Jermelle Cudjo off the physically unable to perform list, “We felt like both of them are getting close, so take them off PUP and that way they can at least participate in walk-throughs and get the benefit of walk-through reps.”