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Friday morning one-liners

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Linebacker depth could be an issue for the Bills this season.

The Dolphins will provide some hints about their offensive look in their preseason opener.

Said Patriots coach Bill Belichick of his team’s play on Thursday night, “I don’t think our protection was good enough. I don’t think our passing game was good enough . I don’t think our running game was good enough. Our run defense, our pass defense, pass rush, kicking game. They all need to be improved.”

Things went pretty much according to plan for the Jets at quarterback on Thursday night.

The Ravens offense got their preseason off to a good start.

It wasn’t a good night for the Bengals special teams.

Travis Benjamin will return punts and kickoffs for the Browns.

Steelers WR Antonio Brown’s vow to sign autographs for everyone who mails him has led to a lot of mail for Brown.

Texans coach Bill O’Brien paid tribute to the team’s owner Bob McNair.

The Colts saw a few players go out with injuries on Thursday.

The Jaguars signed TE Fendi Onobun and waived-injured TE Reggie Jordan.

There’s a lot of competition among the Titans cornerbacks.

Broncos RB C.J. Anderson suffered a concussion against the Seahawks.

CB Sean Smith had a better night than his teammates in the Chiefs secondary.

The Raiders signed K Kevin Goessling to replace Michael Palardy as their second kicker.

Red zone issues hampered the Chargers offense against Dallas.

The Cowboys’ preseason debut didn’t quiet concerns about their defense.

WR Marcus Harris is trying to follow the Victor Cruz path with the Giants.

Eagles RB Darren Sproles should get some use in the preseason opener.

A positive review of the Redskins offense.

Ten Bears to keep an eye on as they open the preseason.

The Lions will be trying to stop former Lions WR Nate Burleson when they face the Browns.

The past is the key to the present for Packers DL Datone Jones.

The Vikings will start to call TCF Bank Stadium their home with their preseason opener.

The Falcons may have offensive plans for Devin Hester.

Panthers T Byron Bell faces a big challenge this season.

Five Saints rookies to watch as they face the Rams.

The Buccaneers are seeing what K Rob Bironas might be able to do for them.

WR Ted Ginn hopes to bring something different to the Cardinals offense.

Rams rookies will play prominent roles in the preseason opener.

Said 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh of QB Blaine Gabbert, “I thought a couple balls slipped out of his hand. … A throw he’d like to have back on the interception. He did a good job running the team. He did a good job getting us in and out the huddle and getting us in the right play.”

The Seahawks are just “surviving” right now, according to coach Pete Carroll.

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3 Responses to “Friday morning one-liners”
  1. Steeler Nation is so far above you and your lowly franchise. We built this league. Pittsburgh's three rivers are made from the tears of our opponents. Bow to your supreme overlords. says: Aug 8, 2014 8:20 AM

    So, yeah, about that Mallet guy — who everyone seems to think is the next great QB — how did he look?

  2. 3yardsndust says: Aug 8, 2014 8:46 AM

    “[t]rying to stop Nate Burleson” – lol.

    I hope they can find the strength and inner courage to do so.

  3. wrongowright says: Aug 8, 2014 1:55 PM

    Could you refer to the team in Washington as such in your postings.

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