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Saturday one-liners

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On Monday night, Dolphins WR Mike Wallace expects to see plenty of former Steelers teammate, former high-school teammate, and boyhood friend Keenan Lewis.

Jets CB Kyle Wilson hopes to learn from a four-play stretch during which he was flagged three times.

When the Bills play on Sunday, 35 seats will be filled by friends and family of Ravens CB Corey Graham, a Buffalo native.

Patriots LB Rob Ninkovich explains that there’s an art to recovering fumbles.

Ravens G Marshal Yanda hasn’t allowed a sack in 22 straight games.  (Get back to us when he keeps Sweet Pea from cold-cocking a teammate with a giant champagne bottle for 22 straight party-bus rides.)

Steelers CB Ike Taylor wants to meet the queen.

Browns DL Ahtyba Rubin predicts the Factory of Sadness eventually will implode; “It’s going to erupt, happiness everywhere,” Rubin said of a brighter future for the team. “Everybody’s going to be running around.  I just see it right now.  They deserve it.  It’s been a long time coming.  When it happens, it’s going to be tremendous.”

Bengals CB Brandon Ghee is still trying to get back on the field after a pair of concussions suffered in August.

Texans LB Brian Cushing still believes his quarterback is not too Schauby.

Titans LB Moise Fokou has emerged as a leader.

Jaguars CB Will Blackmon, who arrived in late August, has become both a starter and a leader.  (Does that qualify for free beer, too?)

Though not the “bell cow” the coaching staff thought he’d be in 2012, RB Donald Brown moves into the No. 2 role with Ahmad Bradshaw out.

Broncos LB Wesley Woodyard has used his own experience as the “next man up” to cajole better play from the Denver defense.

Former Raiders G.M. Bruce Allen, who now has that role in Washington, had a slightly different relationship with Al Davis than Redskins coach Mike Shanahan did.

If Chiefs CB Brandon Flowers was faking on Thursday night at Philly, he’s committed to his craft.

Chargers TE Antonio Gates had some choice words for Titans S Bernard Pollard last Sunday.

With Patrick Chung injured (and no longer playing for the Patriots), Eagles S Earl Wolff gets his first career start on Sunday.

Redskins LB London Fletcher expects to continue sharing time with Nick Barnett.

The Cowboys will be making a rare (in recent years) appearance in their solid blue jerseys on Sunday.

Giants coach Tom Coughlin wants his team to “come back and stand up and again be positive and try to inspire people to overcome the obstacles that are there and to do it together as one.”

Former Vikings QB Daunte Culpepper says he has “no regrets.”  (Coincidentally, “No Regrets” is the name of the boat the Vikings have booked for their bye-week cruise of Lake Minnetonka.)

A bill introduced in the state where the Packers play would make it harder for schools to get rid of race-based nicknames.

Lions RB Joique Bell says the light went on for him when he barely made the roster last year and decided he didn’t want any more close calls.

Bears coach Marc Trestman is hoping his team doesn’t give the Lions any bulletin board material.

The Saints have noticed that Dolphins QB Ryan Tannehill has been sacked 14 times.

Panthers K Graham Gano typically bangs kickoffs deep into the end zone, if not through it.

Falcons DT Stansly Maponga has changed his number to 90.  (Now what the hell am I going to do with my Maponga 99 jersey?)

It’ll be Pitt vs. Pitt when Buccaneers CB Darrelle Revis matches up with WR Larry Fitzgerald on Sunday.  (Mountaineer fans everywhere want to know if there’s a way they both can lose.)

Nearly a year after making a different kind of impact in Pittsburgh, Cardinals DT Alameda Ta’amu is making an impact on the field.

Rams S T.J. McDonald broke a leg on Thursday night, but he could return later this season.

49ers coach Jim Harbaugh quoted Ralph Waldo Emerson on Friday.  (“Which men among us enjoy better circumstances than we?  None, says I.”)

Though listed as doubtful, Seahawks coach Pete Carroll says C Max Under and RT Breno Giacomini will be game-time decisions.

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4 Responses to “Saturday one-liners”
  1. motife says: Sep 28, 2013 1:44 PM

    Ok, why Ralph Waldo Emerson?

  2. SAV says: Sep 28, 2013 2:27 PM

    Yanda wasn’t on the party bus. Way to ruin a great stat with a completely poor joke.

  3. loyalraven says: Sep 28, 2013 2:43 PM

    LEAVE SWEET PEA ALONE!!!!!

  4. rodh32340 says: Sep 28, 2013 8:06 PM

    There were some real reaches for comedy and relevance THIS week?,

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