Thursday morning one-liners

Bills offensive coordinator Alex Van Pelt feels that Jonathan Scott will step in at right tackle without missing a beat.

Said Dolphins WR Ted Ginn of his failure to come down with a potential touchdown pass on Monday night, “You’re trying to be a big-time player, you’ve got to
come down with that type of catch. Just something you’ll always look
back on and always strive to be better.”

After playing for the Ravens, new Patriots LB Prescott Burgess isn’t concerned about learning a new defensive scheme.

The Jets are being mindful of Titans RB Chris Johnson while devising their defensive approach this week.

Ravens WR Kelley Washington has made the most of his opportunities through the first two games.

Bengals QB Carson Palmer is happy that Troy Polamalu won’t be playing safety for the Steelers on Sunday.

The Browns are preparing for the possibility that RB Jamal Lewis isn’t going to be able to play this weekend. 

Said Steelers K Jeff Reed of missing two field goals against the Bears, “You don’t forget about them ever. I can have 10 great games in a row and still not forget those two kicks.”

Texans LB Brian Cushing is developing into a solid running mate for LB DeMeco Ryans.

The Colts re-signed LB Jordan Senn, who was released earlier this month, and waived TE Tom Santi.

Jaguars WR Torry Holt doesn’t think the team is relaxed or confident enough when they take the field for games.

Jim Wyatt of the Tennessean writes that Titans defensive coordinator Chuck Cecil is feeling heat two games into his tenure.

Said Broncos WR Brandon Marshall, “We’re 2-0, the fans are happy, the players
are happy, coaches are happy. Everybody’s happy. Every Denver Bronco,
fan, are happy right now. And I’m the same.”

The Chiefs defense is preparing for several different looks at quarterback in advance of this Sunday’s game against the Eagles.

Raiders WR Javon Walker said that he has no idea why he’s not playing.

The Chargers expect DT Alphonso Boone, signed on Tuesday, to contribute immediately.

Cowboys WR Roy Williams said that if passes aren’t coming his way he’s happy to contribute as a blocker in the running game.

Greg Smith of NFL Films breaks down how a defensive adjustment by LB Antonio Pierce led to Giants CB Bruce Johnson’s interception return for a touchdown against the Cowboys.

A doctor in California said that Eagles T Shawn Andrews’s back pain is real and that he should be able to continue his football career next season

The Redskins won’t decide whether Chad Rinehart or Will Montgomery steps in at right guard until after Thursday’s practice.

The Bears aren’t planning to replace Devin Hester as their punt returner.

If LB Ernie Sims can’t go on Sunday, the Lions will replace him with DeAndre Levy which will make five rookies in the starting lineup.

With Chad Clifton sidelined, Packers T Daryn Colledge will be tasked with turning in a better performance than he did against the Bengals last week.

Patrick Reusse of the Minneapolis Star-Tribune thinks that there’s no good reason to complain about the Vikings so far this season.

During a conference call, Patriots coach Bill Belichick called Falcons FB Ovie Mughelli “probably the best fullback we’ve seen in a long time.”

Getting off the field on third down has been a focus for the Panthers defense this week.

Saints CB Jabari Greer expects a fair amount of trash talking when he meets up with his former Bills teammates this weekend.

Buccaneers coach Raheem Morris admitted that he considered benching DE Gaines Adams during the loss to the Bills. 

Cardinals defensive coordinator Bill Davis thinks practicing against QB Kurt Warner will help against Colts QB Peyton Manning on Sunday night.

Said Rams C Jason Brown, “My [medial collateral ligament] is pretty tender and I have a right
ankle that’s pretty tender. But you’re expected to play
through pain
. … If you’re injured, you shouldn’t be capable of

Bruce Jenkins of the San Francisco Chronicle wonders if the 49ers even need WR Michael Crabtree.

Jerry Brewer of the Seattle Times asks if the Seahawks should have drafted Jets QB Mark Sanchez instead of LB Aaron Curry.