Said Bills S Jim Leonhard of the team’s secondary, “We’ve got a group that’ll fight and will go out there and compete every single play. That’s good for your team. That’s going to allow you to have success.”
The Dolphins are helping an 8-year-old fan who’s fighting brain cancer.
Said Patriots DT Vince Wilfork of people not giving the Patriots much credit for their 2-0 start, “It doesn’t bother me. We’ve been great. We’ve sucked.”
The Jets’ coaches are taking some criticism for not making rookie CB Dee Milliner earn his starting job.
Are the Ravens suffering from a lack of chemistry with all their new players?
Bengals LB James Harrison was a non-factor against his old team, playing just 14 snaps and not registering a single tackle.
A three-man quarterback controversy may be brewing in Cleveland.
Maybe the Steelers should let Ben Roethlisberger run the no-huddle more often.
Ray Lewis is getting concerned that “something is really wrong” with Texans S Ed Reed if he’s still not ready to play this week.
Colts RB Ahmad Bradshaw was a bright spot in Sunday’s loss.
The Jaguars are juggling their practice squad.
The Titans look a lot better through two games this year than they looked through two games last year.
Broncos coach John Fox now has as many regular-season coaching wins as Vince Lombardi.
Andy Reid is off to a good start with the Chiefs, but Eagles QB Michael Vick says it’s tough seeing Reid in red.
Said Raiders S Usama Young of losing teammate Tyvon Branch to a leg injury, “Man that hurts. Hurts the team. Having a guy like that in the locker room, on the field, in meeting rooms. It’s a devastation. As a group you have to put your best foot forward to go ahead and get the next guy up.”
The Chargers blew out the Titans last year, but in this year’s meeting the Chargers are the underdogs.
Cowboys CB Morris Claiborne has just one career interception, and Dallas would like to see him with his hands on the ball more often.
Giants WR Victor Cruz says he considers every game a must-win.
Said Mike Mayock of calling Thursday night’s Eagles game on NFL Network, “The pace of the offense dictates the pace of a broadcast. From an analyst perception, it means probably a lot less replays than we normally get in, and that is fine.”
Free agent QB Pat White is waiting to hear if Washington wants to re-sign him.
Said Bears rookie LB Khaseem Greene of playing special teams, “I’m blocking for Devin Hester, one of the greatest ever.”
Dropped passes are a problem for the Lions.
Said Packers P Tim Masthay, “I have like an animalistic aggressiveness on kickoffs. One of the things I tell myself when I go back there is, ‘Lick your chops now. Get really excited. Go try and destroy this ball.’ So I do give a glance to the stands before a kickoff, because that’s where I want to hit it. I don’t always do it, but that’s my attitude anyway.”
Fran Tarkenton says Vikings fans should not panic just because the team is 0-2.
Free agent FB John Conner could be a consideration for the Falcons.
Panthers QB Cam Newton is on the cover of ESPN the Magazine.
The Saints are bringing back CB Chris Carr.
The Buccaneers need to find a way to be physical without headhunting.
Said Cardinals WR Kerry Taylor of bouncing around the NFL as a rookie, “It was difficult. Just waking up in a new city, getting a rental car, and it was basically, ‘Good luck trying to find your way around.’ There are not many guys there to help you. A week in San Francisco. A few weeks in New England. Camp in Green Bay. The first year was definitely tough.”
The Rams may need to let QB Sam Bradford do more.
Jim Harbaugh has always loved his former Stanford two-way player Owen Marecic, and now Harbaugh is coaching Marecic again in San Francisco.
Said Seahawks S Earl Thomas of his approach to the safety position, “I’m challenging quarterbacks more as far as redefining how you can come up and play almost as a linebacker but still be playing middle field.”