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Wednesday morning one-liners

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Hall of Fame Bills coach Marv Levy, who worked as an assistant coach in Washington early in his career, says that “Redskins” is “a crude word to define a Native American, and I would think if Native Americans feel offended, it would make sense to change it.”

Dolphins LB Dannell Ellerbe looks like he’s going to miss this week’s game with a shoulder injury.

The Patriots looked good in the no-huddle on Sunday against the Saints.

Here’s a close look at a bad play by Jets QB Geno Smith.

Ravens fans may appreciate former C Matt Birk more now that they’re seeing how the offensive line struggles without him.

Bengals coach Marvin Lewis and Lions coach Jim Schwartz, who will face off on Sunday, coached together on the Ravens in the 1990s.

It doesn’t look like time for the Browns to bench QB Brandon Weeden in favor of Jason Campbell.

Steelers coach Mike Tomlin likes what he sees of RB Le’Veon Bell.

Is it time for the Texans to give Vince Young a call?

The debate in Indianapolis: Are the Colts better off with Andrew Luck, or should they have kept Peyton Manning?

Jaguars WR Mike Brown is overcoming a broken vertebra.

The Titans’ defense has engineered a major turnaround in 2013 after a disappointing season last year.

Said Broncos DE Malik Jackson about playing in Indianapolis, “We all know how Peyton feels about that place, so we’re all working hard to support him.”

Chiefs coach Andy Reid has always believed in S Quintin Demps.

Raiders coach Dennis Allen calls Taiwan Jonesone of the best special-teams players in this league.”

Chargers OLB Melvin Ingram is eligible to come off the physically unable to perform list, but he’s not healthy yet.

Cowboys coach Jason Garrett wants to see his team play well on the road.

The Giants need QB Eli Manning to cut down on his interceptions, but they don’t need him to play it safe.

Eagles coach Chip Kelly may have a quarterback controversy on his hands.

Washington is making moves to shore up the special teams.

Chicago DT Christian Tupou stayed in shape by playing rugby before the Bears called.

Lions CB Rashean Mathis is hoping to be healthy enough to face the Bengals after suffering a groin injury against the Browns.

As the Packers suffer through linebacker injuries, A.J. Hawk is stepping up.

Fran Tarkenton says Sunday’s loss was one of the lowest points in Vikings franchise history.

Injuries at wide receiver will keep the Falcons from running their no-huddle offense.

The Panthers rank No. 3 in the league in yards allowed, but they say they’re not satisfied.

Saints LB Will Smith, who is out for the season with a torn ACL, hopes to return to New Orleans next year.

Looking at the schedule, it’s tough to find a game the Bucs will win.

Cardinals RB Ryan Williams may not have a future with the team.

Rams LB Daren Bates is making a name for himself on special teams.

Vernon Davis may be the best tight end the 49ers have ever had.

Even when his stats aren’t impressive, Seahawks QB Russell Wilson impresses his teammates.

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2 Responses to “Wednesday morning one-liners”
  1. osiris33 says: Oct 16, 2013 9:39 AM

    The Redskins name is not like N-bombing blacks. It’s more like if other cities had names like the Tokyo Japs, the Berlin Krauts, the Paris Frogs or the London Limeys. A mild put-down perhaps, but not horrific. Maybe you should just get over it, accept it as a relic from the past, and move on.

  2. citizenstrange says: Oct 16, 2013 10:52 AM

    “Outside zone is something we spent a lot of time working on in the offseason,” Tomlin said, “but we had Maurkice Pouncey in the offseason. That’s just the reality of the NFL.”
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    So a new OL coach was brought in who’s specialty is zone blocking, specifically to implement a zone blocking scheme and all off-season was spent coaching/teaching the offensive line how to zone block yet there was no Plan B if the oft-injured Pouncey went down?

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