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Saturday morning one-liners

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Bills QB Jim Kelly, who continues to battle cancer, will take part in the coin flip at the Hall of Fame game.

The Dolphins’ work-in-progress offensive line didn’t make much progress on the first day of work, giving up six sacks in team drills.

Patriots WR Kenbrell Thompkinsimpressive performance on Friday included beating CB Darrelle Revis for a touchdown in 7-on-7 drills.

Jets TE Jace Amaro, primarily a pass-catcher at Texas Tech, says he can block well, too.

Bengals WR Mohamed Sanu made the “catch of camp” so far, a left-handed grab of a pass from QB Andy Dalton.

Ravens CB Lardarius Webb left practice early on Friday with back spasms, but the condition isn’t believed to be serious.

It’s “business as usual” for Browns WR Josh Gordon until the NFL completes the appeal of his one-year suspension.

Steelers S Sharmarko Thomas got a rare invitation to work out with S Troy Polamalu in the offseason; Thomas called the sessions “like a karate movie.”  (Which may or may not mean that Polamalu instructed Shamarko to sand the floor, wax the car, and/or paint the fence.)

Texans DE J.J. Watt says he hit the weights harder to prepare for Romeo Crennel’s two-gap defense, an attack that will make it harder for Watt to get to the quarterback.

Colts coach Chuck Pagano says DE Bjoern Werner has “made a huge jump” from his rookie year to his second season.

Titans coach Ken Whisenhunt praised QB Zach Mettenberger for not responding after being sucker punched by an Alabama fan.

Jaguars coach Gus Bradley says QB Blake Bortles has “no fear of failure” which is a “cool sign” for a quarterback.  (Under that standard, JaMarcus Russell is as cool as the other side of the cup of purple drank, allegedly.)

Broncos LB Von Miller practiced on Friday in socks bearing the image of Tupac Shakur.

Chiefs WR Dwayne Bowe had an injury scare on the first play of 7-on-7 drills.

Former CFL WR Dontrelle Inman performed well on Friday for the Chargers after Vincent Brown strained a calf in warmups.

Raiders DE Justin Tuck leads by example, day in and day out.

America’s Team apparently isn’t California’s team; the Cowboys drew a total of 3,503 fans during the first two days of training camp in Oxnard.

Eagles QB Nick Foles disagrees with the notion that he lacks the ego to be a successful NFL quarterback.

Giants CB Prince Amukamara hopes that his newly-developed juggling skills will help him with interceptions, especially since he dropped “four or five easy” picks in 2013.

After being cut in 2005 to make room for free-agent disaster Adam Archuleta, S Ryan Clark is happy to be back in Washington.

Vikings DT Linval Joseph hid a shoulder injury from the Giants in 2013; he says it helped him take his game to the proverbial “next level.”

Bears DT Stephen Paea says DE Jared Allen is “getting after the young guys big time — more than we had with [Julius] Peppers last year.”

Packers coach Mike McCarthy says TE Jermichael Finleyis a Green Bay Packer in my opinion.”

Lions RB Reggie Bush says the team’s biggest free-agent signing was at the head coach position.

The Falcons have issued No. 7 for the first time since the Michael Vick era.  (It’s unknown whether Leavenworth has re-issued No. 24601 since Vick was released.)

Panthers C Ryan Kalil says rookie G Trai Turner has stood out among the team’s young offensive linemen.

Saints rookie WR Brandin Cooks already is drawing praise.

Thunderstorms disrupted the first day of training camp for the Buccaneers under Lovie Smith.

Cardinals DT Darnell Dockett doesn’t know how long he’ll be able to play, but he jokes that teammate Larry Fitzgerald will be able to play longer; “He plays wide receiver. Can play that [expletive] as long as you damn want. Jerry Rice played what, 18 years and [expletive]? . . .  Larry can probably be 20 years in the [expletive] league. He never gets hit. He always falls down.  He don’t get tackled.”

Rams LB Jo-Lonn Dunbar isn’t talking about his recent arrest; coach Jeff Fisher says “[i]t appears that it was not what it was presented to be.”

The 49ers’ new-look secondary is looking good so far.

With Seahawks RB Marshawn Lynch, Christine Michael says he’s ready to step in.

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6 Responses to “Saturday morning one-liners”
  1. coachbeck says: Jul 26, 2014 11:59 AM

    Business as usual for josh Gordon…. Guess that means smoking weed and driving while intoxicated. Gotcha.

  2. bunjy96 says: Jul 26, 2014 1:28 PM

    Smith spent enough time in Tampa to know better that to schedule any outdoor event after lunch unless you like lightning.

  3. mrlaloosh says: Jul 26, 2014 1:45 PM

    The Jags one liners are being sent to London.

  4. jpaq68 says: Jul 26, 2014 2:20 PM

    It’s unfair to compare anyone to JaMarcus Russell.

    He has is own class of “loser”

  5. simonkuntz says: Jul 26, 2014 6:32 PM

    Corny Vick joke

  6. Bob Loblaw says: Jul 26, 2014 7:12 PM

    Every one-liner has the teamnickname and not city. Except one. Imagine my surprise.

    “After being cut in 2005 to make room for free-agent disaster Adam Archuleta, S Ryan Clark is happy to be back in Washington.”

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