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Saturday one-liners

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After an impressive showing against Cincinnati, Jets rookie S Calvin Pryor looked tentative against the Giants; “I told him just to fire his gun a little bit,” coach Rex Ryan said.

Now that he’s healthy, RB Knowshon Moreno may quickly climb the depth chart for the Dolphins.

In three preseason games, the Bills’ starting offense has been to the red zone five times — and scored zero touchdowns in it.

Patriots LB Jerod Mayo and LB Dont’a Hightower sat out Friday night’s preseason game against the Panthers.

The Factory of Sadness has added a few distractions to the on-field product; the Browns’ stadium has two new video boards over each end zone, three times the size of the old ones.

Re-signed Steelers DE Brett Keisel doesn’t know much about his role with the team; he’s just thrilled to be back.

Injuries in the secondary have created opportunities for the healthy Ravens defensive backs.

Bengals coach Marvin Lewis succinctly summarized the status of DT Geno Atkins: “Geno looks like Geno.”

As the Texans prepare to face QB Peyton Manning in a preseason game, Houston fans probably hope to forget that he supposedly wanted to sign with the team in 2012 — and that the team wasn’t interested.

WR Allen Hurns is moving up the depth chart for the Jaguars.

The Titans are still trying to figure out precisely what their defense is going to be.  [Editor's note:  Crappy?]

Will Colts QB Andrew Luck have a monster season?

Broncos G.M. John Elway knows football is about hard work and preparation and whatnot, but there’s more to winning; “I also believe you make your own luck and believe in luck,” Elway said.  “And I do believe in luck.”

The Chiefs and LB Justin Houston remain far apart on a new contract.

The Raiders saw injuries to three projected defensive starters at Green Bay on Friday.

Chargers C Nick Hardwick isn’t worried about the condition of the field at Levi’s Stadium for the team’s preseason game against San Francisco; “[Screw] it,” Hardwick said. “They could pour asphalt, we’ll play.”

The Cowboys keep talking about QB Tony Romo as if no questions exist regarding his back; “I know Tony and I know he only gets better with age in terms of what kind of quarterback he’s going to be,” COO Stephen Jones said.  “He had one of his best years ever last year.  And I expect him to improve upon that.”

Giants WR Marcus Harris seemed to be on track to earn a roster spot until he injured a shoulder Friday night.

The arrival of RB Kenjon Barner will make it even harder for the Eagles to figure out their final depth chart when the roster moves to 53 in seven days.

Washington coach Jay Gruden says owner Daniel Snyder “wants a winner bad.”

In his first game back from shoulder surgery, Bears S Chris Conte suffered a concussion.

Lions coach Jim Caldwell wasn’t happy with the team’s 15 penalties on Friday night against Jacksonville.

Can the Packers afford to keep three quarterbacks on the 53-man roster?

Vikings LT Matt Kalil predicts a return to dominance for the team’s offensive line.

Here are five things to watch as the Falcons play Tennessee.

Panthers LT Byron Bell struggled on Friday night against New England DE Chandler Jones.

Saints TE Jimmy Graham successfully dodged reporters who wanted to ask about his $30,000 goalpost dunk fines.

The Buccaneers could be implementing the no-huddle offense in 2014.

Cardinals DE Calais Campbell is thrilled that camp is over; “I’m so glad to be going home. I can’t lie to you.  When it ends, it’s the best thing ever.”

The Rams hope to see a lot of QB Johnny Manziel against Cleveland.

49ers RB LaMichael James jokes that he’ll use the brace protecting his elbow as a weapon.

Seahawks WR Percy Harvin could be fully unveiled as an offensive threat on Septemer 4.

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7 Responses to “Saturday one-liners”
  1. thestrategyexpert says: Aug 23, 2014 2:51 PM

    Calvin Pryor = a hired gun; not fair!

    Elway is tampering if he spoke that versus writing that.

    As far as Levi’s stadium goes, I still want to know whose asphalt it is.

    And I don’t believe Jay Gruden at all, I think he’s making it up.

  2. mymanmccoy says: Aug 23, 2014 2:58 PM

    Only YOU could come up with the word “distraction” when clearly the word improvement or amazing fan experience would be more fitting. DYQ!

  3. boomboombrown says: Aug 23, 2014 3:04 PM

    The Packers may well want a 3rd quarterback with that sieve of an offensive line.

  4. sbbrowns says: Aug 23, 2014 3:21 PM

    How about you let the season start before starting the ‘Factory of Sadness’ crap. The Browns are one of many teams upgrading their stadium to make it better for the fans…let us enjoy it an cheer for our team!

  5. thebirdofprey2 says: Aug 23, 2014 3:39 PM

    Is it just me or do Packer fans still think it’s 2010? Their team has been on decline with one of the worst defenses in NFL and suspect offensive line yet they believe they will destroy any team. 8-7-1 isn’t that scary

  6. deltaoracle says: Aug 23, 2014 4:59 PM

    If you actually read the Packer article, it mentions that they have tough roster decisions because they have a lot of good young players. Packers will probably have a lot of waived players claimed.
    And is it just me or do Packer haters think it’s still 2009? GB had a 1000 yard rusher last year and was about average in sacks allowed. Not really the signs of a “suspect” or “sieve” OLine.

  7. queenlivekillers says: Aug 23, 2014 7:13 PM

    Percy Harvin: Unveiled September 4th. Placed on IR September 6th. Rinse. Repeat.

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