Jets coach Todd Bowles provided a Micheal Ray Richardson-style assessment of the team and its quarterback, with far less pizazz: “[Ryan Fitzpatrick] can’t play any worse, and we can’t coach it any worse. There’s nowhere to go but up.”
Bills fans are concerned that efforts by coach Rex Ryan to tweak Bill Belichick and company will backfire.
Dolphins CB Tony Lippett will continue to be a starter, despite a rough night against A.J. Green.
Patriots WR Chris Hogan doesn’t view Sunday’s game against his former team from Buffalo as a matter of revenge.
Ravens LB C.J. Mosley is improving in pass coverage.
The latest sign of the apocalypse: An assessment of the Bengals’ Thursday night win not in grades or numbers but in emojis.
Browns RT Austin Pasztor is trying to put a bad game in Miami behind him.
The Steelers’ defense is on track to shatter a record set a year ago, and it’s not a good record.
Texans WR Will Fuller keeps a detailed notebook of every tip and piece of advice he gets.
Colts RB Robert Turbin says he’d be a pro basketball player if he wasn’t a pro football player. (Pro basketball is always the better career choice, if a guy truly has that option.)
Jaguars QB Blake Bortles on the team’s urgency to win: “Guys are kind of taking it upon themselves. Not in the sense of pressing and, ‘We need to win now,’ but just in a sense of, ‘What we’ve done hasn’t worked or been successful so let’s figure it out rather than point fingers — let’s try and come up with different ideas and solve what’s going on.'”
Titans RB DeMarco Murray has re-established himself as one of the best tailbacks in football.
Broncos RB C.J. Anderson isn’t sweating the fact that an ineffective running game forced the team to win in Cincinnati through the air; “We can win either way,” Anderson said. “Run, pass, fullback dive — we can win. It’s just wonderful.”
Chiefs coach Andy Reid calls retiring Dodgers broadcaster Vin Scully “a tribute to all the redheads out there.”
S Karl Joseph picked up positive reviews in his first start with the Raiders.
Chargers DE Joey Bosa says he’s “getting close” to making his NFL debut.
Cowboys LT Chaz Green is ready to go, again, if Tyron Smith can’t, again.
Giants WR Victor Cruz believes the offense is close to having a “game where we all click and everything is good on all cylinders.”
Eagles QB Carson Wentz could be the team’s first AP offensive rookie of the year, ever.
Washington players are happy that the team ditched gold pants for burgundy.
Bears rookie RB Jordan Howard knows he has a big opportunity on Sunday.
Former Lions RB Joique Bell, now with Chicago, has no ill will toward his former team.
For the Packers, the special teams have avoided a run of bad luck.
Vikings P Jeff Locke had a great game at Carolina, thanks in large part to the efforts of gunners Cordarrelle Patterson and Marcus Sherels.
Falcons RB Devonta Freeman returned to practice on Friday after missing Thursday’s session due to illness.
With LT Michael Oher (concussion) out on Sunday, the Panthers are expected to move Mike Remmers to the left side.
Good news/bad news for the Buccaneers: The Denver defense isn’t hard to figure out.
The 0-3 Saints know their margin for error is slim, and shrinking.
When the Cardinals spent a week in West Virginia last season, coach Bruce Arians dined with Arnold Palmer.
Sergio Galvez is the man responsible for keeping the Rams loose at practice with music.
With four of the next five games at home, the 49ers have a chance to build some momentum. (Or to thoroughly depress their paying customers.)
Seahawks rookie OL Germain Ifedi is “real excited” for his first NFL game.