Thursday morning one-liners

The Bills are confident that the work they did during the bye week will result in better offensive production.

Rookie WR Patrick Turner, a third-round pick, is waiting for his chance to show the Dolphins what he can do.

Patriots CB Jonathan Wilhite returned to practice after missing time because of an illness.

Jets coach Rex Ryan defended his decision to give the team six days off during the bye week.

Ravens S Ed Reed said that his poor tackling against the Bengals wasn’t a result of his neck pain.

Said Bengals LB Rey Maualuga of this weekend’s game with the Steelers, “This is an emotional game. You can see it when coaches are
crying because they haven’t beaten them here in eight years. And you
see them smiling after beating Baltimore twice. If we can win, you’ll
see that emotion walking off the field.”

Said Browns T Joe Thomas, “Coming off the bye, with a new quarterback and doing some different
things on offense, hopefully will jump-start everything and give us the
improvement we want.”

Benching Steelers RB Rashard Mendenhall early in the season appears to have turned the light on for the second-year back.

Several Texans players are setting themselves up for careers in radio or TV when they’re finished playing.

Colts TE Dallas Clark might have a shot to set new NFL records for catches and receiving yards by a tight end.

The Jaguars will start Bryan Smith at right defensive end against the Jets.

RB Chris Johnson promised a more festive touchdown celebration if the Titans keep their winning streak going.

Woody Paige of the Denver Post is of the opinion that the Broncos should start QB Chris Simms against the Redskins.

Andy Alleman will take over as the Chiefs’ starting right guard now that Mike Goff is out for the season with a shoulder injury. 

Said Raiders DL Matt Shaughnessy hasn’t let a rough year in his personal life keep him from improving on the field.

The Chargers running game hasn’t provided much of a return on investment this season.

Six straight games holding opponents to 21 points or less has vaulted the Cowboys to the top of the NFC scoring defense rolls.

Said Giants coach Tom Coughlin of Sunday’s loss, “I thought it was perfectly clear, but let me express it so no longer
does anyone else receive any type of blame. The blame
goes right here. That’s all.”

Eagles WR DeSean Jackson is the latest player to sign with agent Drew Rosenhaus.

Recently re-signed RB Quinton Ganther could see time in the Redskins backfield this weekend.

The Bears are looking pretty thin at safety heading into Thursday night’s game.

Said Matt Millen of his tenure with the Lions, “I’m not a regret guy. … This is what’s in front of me so this is what you do — just keep on chopping wood.”

Packers TE Jermichael Finley is frustrated by the lack of a green light from the team doctor to resume practicing.

Sean Jensen of the Pioneer Press wonders if the Vikings will showcase WR Percy Harvin more following their bye week.

Falcons RB Jerious Norwood was excused from Wednesday’s practice to witness the birth of his child.

Running backs Jonathan Stewart and DeAngelo Williams both sat out practice on Wednesday.

Saints CB Tracy Porter’s play is earning praise from his teammates in the defensive backfield.

Buccaneers QB Josh Freeman earned some ribbing from former Bucs QB Jeff Garcia for scrambling and sliding short of a first down last weekend.

The home woes of the Cardinals could be explained by their -9 turnover margin on their home field.

The Rams are the first team in NFL history to have three straight home games against undefeated opponents.

49ers coach Mike Singletary swears he doesn’t have any special emotional feelings about facing the Bears on Thursday night.

Said Seahawks coach Jim Mora, “A tremendous sense of urgency, just like there was a tremendous sense
of urgency to win last game, and we’ve got to continue to prepare with
that mindset. We’ve got to realize the significance of our situation,
and I believe we do.”

4 responses to “Thursday morning one-liners

  1. Are Giants fans and their media pumpers going to hammer Coughlin for taking the blame and not holding his players responsible for making the plays on the field?

  2. “Eagles WR DeSean Jackson is the latest player to sign with agent Drew Rosenhaus.”
    There’s only one reason why a WR fires an agent so he can hire Rosenhaus. Jackson is positioning himself for a renegotiation.
    Eagirls + Diva WR / Rosenhaus = fun for all!
    Come on Joe Banner, who does Desean Jackson think he is? Don’t give in! Tell him that he can get more money when he becomes more than just an easily-neutralized straight-line deep threat with no route running skills!

  3. Woody Paige’s argument seems to boil down to- Orton is limited and Simms has a stronger arm and “The last time we saw Simms, in the first two exhibitions, he was completing 16-of-24 passes for 186 yards and two touchdowns.”
    The Broncos are 6-2 with Orton managing the game and the NFL is littered with failed strong armed passers who looked good in the preseason. I liked Simms in Tampa Bay but I don’t think it would be a tremendous upgrade.

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