Wednesday morning one-liners

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The Bills have their work cut out for them with three straight road games.

A look at the first half of the Dolphins’ season shows many more negatives than positives.

Said Patriots DE Mark Anderson, “We’re going to do a little more preparation for the Jets. They had a great game last week. I know Bill [Belichick] is looking forward to this game and we are as well. We’re going to be real prepared for them and we’re going to be ready to make a statement.”

Here’s a midseason report card for the Jets.

Ravens WR Torrey Smith says he no longer feels like a rookie.

Bengals K Mike Nugent has 23 touchbacks this season after having only seven last season.

The Cleveland media are getting sick of the Peyton Hillis drama.

Said Steelers coach Mike Tomlin of the loss to the Ravens, “I’m not comfortable, and I’m not looking for comfort. That’s not how we live. I think it is important that we understand the urgency of this moment, and the gravity of the preparation that awaits us this week, and that we right this thing and quickly get back to winning football.”

S Quintin Demps is making the most of a second chance with the Texans.

They’re rearranging some of the deck chairs on the NFL’s version of the Titanic.

Jaguars LB Mike Lockley is starting to make a little more money to help pay off his Suh-sized training camp fine.

Here are some hot topics facing the Titans.

The Broncos may become an option offense with Tim Tebow at the helm.

The Chiefs need to get more pressure on opposing quarterbacks.

The Raiders aren’t expecting an easy game against Philip Rivers.

Chargers WR Vincent Brown is steadily improving after a hamstring injury slowed him down.

Emmitt Smith likes what he sees in Cowboys RB DeMarco Murray.

Here’s a midseason report card for the Giants.

The Eagles’ defense is taking some heat for failing to bring the heat against Bears QB Jay Cutler.

The Redskins made a couple roster moves.

Bears rookie OT Gabe Carimi will miss yet another game on Sunday against the Lions.

Said new Lions G Leonard Davis, “My role is to learn this system right now. That’s all I can do right now. I can’t come in here and expect to be on the field next week or the week after. It’s all trust. I’ve got to learn the system and then get comfortable, and then have them have faith in me.”

What the Packers have got here is failure to communicate.

The parents of Vikings FB Toby Gerhart are willing to go the extra mile to see their boy play.

Falcons DT Jonathan Babineaux is getting used to playing with a knee brace.

Said Panthers OT Jordan Gross, “If you want to split them into two seasons, we’ve definitely gotta be above .500 this second half of the year. Our honeymoon period’s over with this offense and with this coaching staff. Really, there’s no excuses for us not to do well.”

Saints QB Drew Brees is showing off some workout techniques to local kids.

The Bucs have avoided a blackout for their home game against the Cowboys.

The Cardinals have a whole lot of areas where they need to improve.

Rams WR Danario Alexander says all he can do is take it slow with his hamstring strain: “We can’t really rush anything,” Alexander said. “We’re just going to take it day-by-day. I tried to run last Wednesday on it, and I thought I did pretty well until the end. It kind of bit me a little bit. So I don’t want that to happen again.”

Don’t forget about Joe Perry when you read about 49ers RB Frank Gore and the team’s all-time rushing record.

The Seahawks are showing an inability to finish.