Bills coach Doug Marrone is grateful for the things he learned from the head coach he’ll face this weekend in New Orleans.
Nearly $1.2 million has been raised to fight progeria, with $500,000 coming from Patriots owner Robert Kraft, who was inspired by the boy who is the subject of the new HBO documentary, Life According to Sam.
Steelers CB Ike Taylor is leery of playing in Oakland; “It’s scary going into that Black Hole. They’re really serious about that. You can jump into the stands if you want to, but I don’t think you’re going to come back out.”
The Bengals are trying to move to 4-0 at home for the first time since the days of Boomer Esiason.
Colts coach Chuck Pagano says that CB Vontae Davis is becoming a leader. (Said Davis, possibly: “I really like playing for Coach Dungy.”)
Arrangements have been made for a memorial service and visitation for Titans owner Bud Adams.
The inevitable question is emerging: Are the 2013 Jaguars the worst team in NFL history?
Chiefs LS Thomas Gafford on his team this season under Andy Reid: “We’re a big family in here and we break it down on ‘family’ about every day and that’s the thing I’ve enjoyed the most being here with this team is the sense of family.”
Cowboys owner Jerry Jones says Jay Ratliff could have been “the best” three technique defensive tackle ever coached by Rod Marinelli, who coached Warren Sapp.
Former Eagles LB/C Chuck Bednarik says he “never get[s] tired” of talking about the hit that knocked Frank Gifford out in 1960; “For Frank, it’s probably a different story,” Bednarik said.
Lions WR Kevin Ogletree has yet to be asked for information about his former team, the Cowboys: “I always wondered when you go play someone else, who’s the snitch, who’s giving away all the stuff? If I was asked, I probably would give in.”
The good news? Packers CB Casey Heyward is ready to return after a three-month hamstring injury. The bad news? They’ll have a hard time finding a spot for him.
Reflecting on his final year in Tampa, former Buccaneers coach Jon Gruden recalls getting back-to-back game balls from one of the team’s owners; “Four weeks later, the same son of a bitch fired me,” Gruden said.
Panthers coach Ron Rivera says his players are realizing their potential; “We can most certainly be relevant.”
The new Falcons stadium keeps looking better and better.
The California equivalent to OSHA has reopened an investigation into the death of worker at the 49ers’ new stadium in June, after another death occurred.
After two straight losses, Cardinals coach Bruce Arians says there’s “no doubt” his team is exited to get back on the field. (And lose again?)
New Rams starting QB Kellen Clemens learned from former Jets quarterbacks coach Matt Cavanaugh the proper approach for a guy who isn’t starting: “Once you start viewing yourself as a backup, you’ll never be a starter again,” Clemens said. “I’ve really held on to that.”