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Wednesday morning one-liners

49ers Kaepernick runs for a touchdown against the Packers during their NFL NFC Divisional playoff football game in San Francisco Reuters

The Bills have now missed the playoffs 14 years in a row.

All of the Dolphins’ 2013 draft picks played a grand total of 866 snaps this season, by far the fewest of any draft class in the NFL.

Patriots coach Bill Belichick has spoken favorably of ex-Bucs coach Greg Schiano — perhaps because Schiano’s Bucs traded away two key players, CB Aqib Talib and RB LeGarrette Blount, to New England.

Said Jets coach Rex Ryan, “I’m comfortable. With me, I think just, I’m a guy that looks for opportunities. I have an opportunity right in front of me to coach the New York Jets. That, that’s all I need.”

The Fritz Pollard Alliance was pleased to learn that Ravens offensive coordinator Jim Caldwell is a candidate for the Lions’ head-coaching job.

The Bengals are the only AFC playoff team to finish in the top half of the league in yards allowed on defense.

The editorial cartoonist at the Cleveland Plain Dealer poked some fun at Browns owner Jimmy Haslam.

The Steelers’ 2014 schedule includes six games against five 2013 playoff teams.

New Texans coach Bill O’Brien is leaving Penn State in a bind.

Said Colts QB Andrew Luck of going no-huddle, “The up-tempo, the no-huddle’s been good. We’ve practiced it since OTAs, we’ve always had it but it seems to be working now. I think that combined with being able to get in big people and get those third-and-shorts. Switch out personnel, different formations, up-tempo, I think it’s good for our offense.”

The Jaguars say TE Marcedes Lewis and LB Paul Posluszny, despite base salaries of $6.7 million and $7.45 million, respectively, will be back in 2014.

If Titans coach Mike Munchak wants to stay the Titans coach, he needs to convince Titans CEO Tommy Smith he has the right vision for the franchise.

The Broncos like the addition of S Michael Huff in their nickel and dime packages.

Kansas City’s defense needs to tackle better.

Raiders coach Dennis Allen and owner Mark Davis have a meeting scheduled for Tuesday, and among the things Davis may want to know is why Allen has managed just two road wins in two years.

The Chargers are seven-point underdogs at Cincinnati.

If the Cowboys need to make a dramatic turnaround, coach Jason Garrett barely getting them into the playoffs next year could be the worst possible result for 2014.

The future of Giants offensive coordinator Kevin Gilbride is a hot topic in New York.

Says Eagles backup QB Michael Vick, “I’m playing again next year, that’s the way I look at it. I know at some point I’ll be back out there.”

Can Dan Snyder find the right people to run his franchise?

Here’s a look at what Packers coach Mike McCarthy called Aaron Rodgers‘ finest hour.

Bears LB Shea McClellin broke Aaron Rodgers’ collarbone in the teams’ first meeting and was flagged for a hit on Rodgers in their second meeting, but Rodgers doesn’t think McClellin is a dirty player.

The phrase “same old Lions” has been repeated over and over again for decades in Detroit.

Vikings G.M. Rick Spielman is confident he can get the quarterback decision right.

A third-place schedule may help the Falcons turn things around in 2014.

Panthers coach Ron Rivera is 0-3 after bye weeks.

Said Saints coach Sean Payton of this week’s matchup with the offense run by Eagles coach Chip Kelly, “It’s hard to prepare for. It’s hard to simulate in practice with the scout team. The pace is extremely fast — extremely fast. And so we’ll have our work cut out for us this week.”

The Buccaneers want a bigger and better HD video board at Raymond James Stadium.

Cardinals WR Larry Fitzgerald’s $18 million cap figure for 2014 continues to be a hot topic of conversation in Arizona.

The NFC West is a tough division, but in games started by QB Sam Bradford the last two years, the Rams have gone 5-2-1 against their division opponents.

Seahawks coach Pete Carroll says that after a successful regular season, there’s no reason to make big changes in the playoffs.

The Packers’ defense views 49ers QB Colin Kaepernick as a unique threat.

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1 Response to “Wednesday morning one-liners”
  1. chaney13 says: Jan 1, 2014 2:45 PM

    “The Steelers’ 2014 schedule includes six games against five 2013 playoff teams.”

    Whoop-de-doo, Next year, just within their own division, the Raiders will have six games against THREE 2013 playoff teams

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