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Saturday one-liners

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The ever-changing quarterback landscape in Buffalo provides a challenge for the rest of the offense; “Different guys have different ways of doing things,” Bills RB Fred Jackson said. “Balls come out different. Calls are different at the line of scrimmage and those are things we have to be able to adjust to.”

Jets CB Antonio Cromartie gives himself a “C” for his performance so far this season.

On Sunday, the Dolphins will be facing a quarterback who grew up four miles from the team’s stadium.

The Patriots need WR Aaron Dobson and Kenbrell Thompkins to play better than they did the last time they faced the Jets.

Based on Week One, it looked like the Ravens would miss WR Anquan Boldin; based on Week Two through Week Six, it looks like maybe they don’t.

QB Brandon Weeden’s “critical mistakes” against Detroit weren’t enough to get Browns coach Rob Chudzinski to bench him.

The Bengals’ last trip to Ford Field, for the first game of the 2011 preseason, wasn’t a good one.

The Steelers’ top rivalry is losing some of its luster.

With Peyton Manning returning to town, Colts fans are feeling more than a little conflicted.

The Titans will hold their annual coat drive on Sunday; last year, 2,500 new and used coats were collected.

Texas A&M coach Kevin Sumlin is thrilled for his former pupil, new (for now) Texans starting QB Case Keenum.

Jaguars C Brad Meester will play and start in his 200th straight career game on Sunday.

Chiefs WR Donnie Avery has some inside information about Houston QB Case Keenum; they played together in college.

TE Antonio Gates says that the Chargers, who win against the good teams and lose to the bad ones, have learned that “every team’s got guys that can beat you, in every phase.”

Fresh-legged LB Von Miller is excited to make his 2013 debut for the Broncos.

Raiders coach Dennis Allen isn’t thinking about the playoffs; he’s merely focused on making his team better.

Giants LB Jon Beason thinks Vikings RB Adrian Peterson should be playing defense.  (Based on the performance of this year’s defense, Vikings fans may believe that, too.)

Here are five story lines to watch on Sunday for the Redskins.

Cowboys QB Tony Romo makes his 100th career regular-season start on Sunday.

Eagles WR Jeff Maehl has a tattoo on his left arm that remembers a friend who drowned when Maehl attended Oregon.

A closed bridge and other road construction could make the Packers fans’ pilgrimage to Lambeau Field a little more challenging on Sunday.

Bears defensive coordinator Mel Tucker is unfazed by all of the injuries his group has suffered.

Lions WR Nate Burleson will wear a Kevlar sleeve on his arm when he returns to action; “[I]t’s pretty legit. Some RoboCop stuff.”  (Coincidentally, in the first draft of the RoboCop script, Peter Weller was killed not by gunfire but by slipping on a pizza.)

Vikings WR Greg Jennings said Friday that, if he knew he’d have three different quarterbacks in four games, he may not have come to Minnesota.

Falcons S William Moore thinks Tampa Bay QB Mike Glennonlooks like a young Matt” Ryan.  (We think he looks like an old Napoleon Dynamite.)

Gone for the year on IR, Saints LB Will Smith says he’ll “be back as long as the Saints want me back.”

Former Buccaneers CB Ronde Barber doesn’t believe current Buccaneers CB Darrelle Revis is back to 100 percent.

Another week, Panthers coach Ron Rivera faces another former Bears teammate.

For Cardinals coach Bruce Arians, Thursday night’s game was unprecedented in a bad way; “I think it’s the first time in my 20 years in the NFL that we came out of the game with no explosive plays — runs or passes,” Arians said.

49ers LB Corey Lemonier (that cool, refreshing drink) thinks Auburn will upset Johnny Football on Saturday.

With KR Benny Cunningham injured, should the Rams turn to Tavon Austin on kickoffs?

The Seahawks played three games in 11 days; they now have 11 days until their next game.

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1 Response to “Saturday one-liners”
  1. meatbleatmanifesto says: Oct 19, 2013 4:10 PM

    “Cool refreshing drink” had me laughing like a fool. Haven’t heard that one on a while. “Elvis – we gotta win this race!”

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