Saturday Morning One-Liners

Chris Berman said he was “stunned” by Bills owner Ralph Wilson’s request that Berman give his Hall of Fame induction speech.  [Editor’s note:  Maybe it made him feel like he’d had a few too many deux-deux-deuxs.]

Former Dolphins DE Doug Betters is helping with a project to celebrate the 100th Anniversary of Glacier National Park.

Although he went through college as Patrick Chung, the rookie Patriots safety wants to be just Pat in the NFL.  

Jets strength and conditioning coach Sal Alosi is following his players on Twitter to see if they are sticking to their workout programs.

High school teammates QB John Beck and TE Todd Heap have been reunited with the Ravens.

Said James Hasty of ESPN of watching the Bengals, “I think we’re going
to watch them [on Hard Knocks] for one reason and one reason alone:  How not to run a
professional franchise

Adam Schefter of NFL Network predicts that Phil Dawson will not be the Browns kicker in 2009.

Will the Steelers be even better in 2009?

Pete Prisco of names DE Antonio Smith and T Eric Winston as the most over and underrated Texans, respectively.

Said Colts DT Eric Foster, “I’m looking at every sack reel of inside guys around the whole league. I just want to see what moves are more beneficial to the inside guys. I just really broke down film a lot.”

Gene Frenette of the Florida Times-Union doesn’t see LB Derrick Brooks landing with the Jaguars. 

Titans coach Jeff Fisher fielded questions from troops about the Titans in Iraq.

Broncos RB Peyton Hillis hasn’t heard much about his role in the new Broncos offense.

The Chiefs failed to address their need at right tackle.

Said Raiders coach Tom Cable of WR Louis Murphy, “He has all the makings to be a very special football player at this
level — mainly because he was impressive on a daily basis.  We really
think we found one.”

Chargers rookie RB Gartrell Johnson is blogging about his introduction to the NFL.

Cowboys S Ken Hamlin acknowledges his role as a leader in the secondary.

Giants RB Brandon Jacobs is featured in a new ESPN commercial.  

Adam Schein of believes the Eagles have the best receivers in the NFC East.

Redskins rookie Brian Orakpo is confident he can handle playing a hybrid linebacker/defensive end role.

Bears LB Jamar Williams could push for significant playing time during training camp. 

Lions DE Dwayne White is predicting he’ll have a 10-sack season.

Ross Tucker of thas clarified his comments about the Packers’ profit creating a problem for the league during CBA negotiations.

Vikings DB Marcus Walker is trying to advance from the practice squad this season.

Falcons S William Moore talked about what he learned at the NFL Rookie Symposium.

Panthers T Jordan Gross hosted a successful football camp at his high school. provides a statistical breakdown of Saints DE Will Smith.

The Buccaneers will have fewer two-a-days this summer than they did under Jon Gruden.

Cardinals QB Kurt Warner and his wife Brenda are on a book tour to promote a joint project.  [Editor’s note:  We’ve gotten an advance look at the cover.] 

Former Rams coach Dick Vermeil ranks second on’s list of the most motivational coaches.

49ers OL Tony Wragge said he was exhausted by the end of the NFL’s broadcast boot camp.

Former Seahawks C Robbie Tobeck shared his thoughts about his old team’s prospects for 2009.