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Saturday morning one-liners

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Steve Smith may have told Patriots CB Aqib Talib to “ice up, son” but the NFL didn’t tell Talib to pay up for various Monday night shoving matches with Smith, including one that drew a penalty.

Dolphins coach Joe Philbin faced a reporter wearing Google Glass, and Philbin was concerned that the device shoots lasers.

Bills K Dan Carpenter is on track for the most accurate kicking season in team history.

Jets coach Rex Ryan first worked with Baltimore coach John Harbaugh at the University of Cincinnati in 1996.

Cleveland City Council still must approve a stadium improvement deal that would have the Browns pay $90 million of the total cost of $120 million.

Ravens LT Jonathan Ogden will receive his Hall of Fame ring at halftime of Sunday’s game against the Jets.

Bengals LB Rey Maualuga opted to stay in Cincinnati during his bye-week break in order to rehab his knee.

The father of Steelers C Fernando Velasco can’t enter the U.S.; he got to see his son play for the first time when Pittsburgh traveled to England earlier this season.

The Colts’ secondary could be exploited by Arizona QB Carson Palmer; Indy’s pass defense has been the NFL’s worst for the past five weeks.

A former Titans cheerleader charged with sexually assaulting a 12-year-old boy has pleaded no contest to reckless endangerment.

Texans DE Antonio Smith has learned not to overlook opponents, as his team becomes the opponent others overlook.

The Jaguars are second in the NFL in fourth-down attempts with 20, and conversions with eight.

A business class at Idaho State University raised $4,000 to allow a Make-A-Wish patient to attend a Broncos game on December 8.

Chiefs G Jeff Allen had some advice for his friend Corey Liuget of the Chargers in advance of Sunday’s game at Arrowhead Stadium:  “You’d better call you team chaplain and have him pray for you.”

Chargers LB Jarret Johnson hopes to play on Sunday despite being listed as doubtful following hand surgery.

The Raiders game against Tennessee probably should be called the Dunder Mifflin Bowl.

Giants WR Hakeem Nicks said Friday that he missed practice Thursday to get an abdominal issue checked by a doctor.

Bill Lazor is the man charged with helping Eagles QB Nick Foles improve.

Benched last week, Redskins WR Josh Morgan will step back into the starting lineup on Monday night, due to the loss of Leonard Hankerson for the season.

Cowboys C Phil Costa apparently won’t be the son-in-law of Hulk Hogan, after all.

A foundation started by former Packers S Leroy Butler is being investigated by the IRS.

The Lions think rookie CB Darius Slay is thinking too much.

Bears coach Marc Trestman thinks his team needs to spend more time studying between Friday and Sunday.

Former Vikings LT Ron Yary has settled a lawsuit against former Vikings TE Stu Voigt over bad investments.

Panthers offensive coordinator Mike Shula talks about coaching against the team his father led for decades.

The Falcons’ offensive line is still struggling, especially in key moments.

Buccaneers RB Bobby Rainey’s biggest strength could be his confidence; his former college coach says, “He believes he’s the best one out there.  He thinks he’s better than Adrian Peterson. Seriously.”

Undrafted rookie G Tim Lelito, playing for Jahri Evans in the same week Lelito’s grandmother died, was given a game ball by coach Sean Payton after Thursday night’s win.

Cardinals CB Jerraud Powers says he was overdue to make his first interception of the season on Sunday against the Jaguars.

Seahawks owner Paul Allen will fund a two-year, $2.4 million study into whether repeated blows to the head case cause diseases Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s.

49ers S Eric Reid says the defensive is ready to hold RGIII in check.

Rams OL Rodger Saffold is still adjusting to the move from tackle to guard; “I was in the seventh grade playing for the Heskett Hornets the last time I was a guard,” Saffold said Friday.

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