Saturday morning one-liners

The Bills offense is relishing the test they’ll get from the Steelers defense on Saturday.

Dolphins coach Tony Sparano took the lightning delay on Thursday night as an opportunity to admonish his team for their sluggish play to that point.

The Jets will start LB Vernon Gholston instead of LB Calvin Pace against the Giants on Saturday night.

The Ravens will be looking for more consistency from their wide receivers against the Panthers.

Bengals G Bobbie Williams wasn’t happy with the way the offensive line performed during Thursday’s loss to the Rams.

Boomer Esiason said that Browns coach Eric Mangini was creating “an environment of insecurity” that will make it impossible for whichever quarterback wins the job to succeed.

Steelers coach Mike Tomlin said that Andre Frazier is ahead of 2008 third rounder Bruce Davis as the backup outside linebacker.

The Texans have been happy with what they’ve seen from fourth-round pick TE Anthony Hill.

Colts RB Joseph Addai should see more action against the Lions Saturday after picking up just four carries in the first two preseason games.

Sticking with the plan is paramount for Jaguars coach Jack Del Rio right now.

Said Titans WR Kenny Britt, “Coaches tell me not to go out and try and do more than I can do. But with Nate [Washington] down, they’re going to throw me in there
with the first team and let me show what I can do.”

Broncos T Ryan Clady was slapped with a $5,000 fine for a clipping penalty in last week’s game with the Seahawks.

After hearing that Chiefs coach Todd Haley called him “nice,” DT Tank Tyler did his best to dispel the label.

Tyvon Branch was surprised when he found out that the Raiders’ strong safety job was his to lose.

Ironing out issues on the right side of the offensive line will be a priority for the Chargers before the season starts.

The Cowboys signed LB Tearrius George, a member of their practice squad last season, on Friday.

Saturday night’s game against the Jets could give Giants LB Gerris Wilkinson a big chance to prove himself to the coaching staff.

For all the talk about lacking rhythm, the Eagles offense moved well through the air on Thursday night.

Two new Bears, G Frank Omiyale and LB Pisa Tinoisamoa, have made strong impressions in their short time with the team.

Drew Sharp of the Detroit Free Press writes that it is time to end the farce and name Daunte Culpepper the Lions’ starting quarterback.

Undrafted rookie OL Jon Cooper has impressed his new teammates with the Vikings.

The Falcons will unveil their new high-definition scoreboards on Saturday.

Panthers S Charles Godfrey had a plate and some screws inserted in his injured hand in hopes of making a quicker return to the lineup.

The Saints expect to have WR Lance Moore in action for the first time this preseason against the Raiders on Saturday.

Buccaneers coach Raheem Morris called LB Geno Hayes’ performance “the most positive thing about Thursday night.”

Rams coach Steve Spagnuolo had good things to say about the way T Jason Smith played on Thursday but stopped short of saying he was ready to move into the starting lineup.

Nate Davis’s unusual mix of physical skills and learning disability is making the 49ers’ choice of a third quarterback more difficult.

Seahawks WR Deon Butler has had a harder time getting acclimated as a punt returner than as a contributor to the offense.