Monday morning one-liners

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Rookie DT Marcell Dareus gave the Bills a motivational speech before their game with the Jets.

There’s no reason not to look ahead to the 2012 Dolphins schedule.

Julian Edelman’s role on the Patriots defense is growing by the week.

Jets TE Dustin Keller said that QB Mark Sanchez wasn’t totally to blame for a slow start.

The Ravens didn’t give up a sack for the first time this season.

Halftime adjustments were a big reason why the Bengals came back to win on Sunday.

Browns LS Ryan Pontbriand had a rough day at the office.

Said Steelers S Ryan Clark, “We put ourselves in a lot of bad situations a lot of weeks, but we keep coming out on top. It’s better to make corrections when you have Ws and not Ls. But we also know we have to play better. It seems like, no matter who we play, we’re going to make it a close game. I don’t know if that’s playing down to the competition or what.”

Texans DE Antonio Smith took great pride in Connor Barwin’s franchise-record four sacks against the Jaguars.

The Colts defense made some good plays Sunday, but ended the game down on themselves.

Gene Frenette of the Florida Times-Union thinks now is the time for the Jaguars to fire coach Jack Del Rio.

The Titans pulled off an effective bit of trickery on Tommie Campbell’s 84-yard kickoff return for a touchdown.

Another week, another big play for Broncos LB Von Miller.

The Chiefs defense did its job very well on Sunday night.

P Shane Lechler set a Raiders record when he bombed an 80-yard punt in the second half on Sunday.

Why didn’t Chargers coach Norv Turner run a play with the ball near midfield at the end of regulation?

Cowboys CB Frank Walker has a perpetually upbeat attitude.

P Steve Weatherford is the biggest workout warrior on the Giants.

Throwing for 400 yards didn’t win Eagles QB Vince Young too many admirers.

Redskins coach Mike Shanahan said he turned RB Roy Helu loose because he finally felt Helu was ready for a full workload.

DE Julius Peppers led a big day for the Bears defensive line with two sacks, five tackles and three quarterback hits.

Lions defensive coordinator Gunther Cunningham thinks CB Aaron Berry has a bright future.

A look at how Mike Eayrs, the Packers’ director of research and development, tries to help the team get an edge.

Percy Harvin wanted Vikings coach Leslie Frazier to challenge a ruling of no touchdown late in the fourth quarter, but no flag was thrown.

Falcons WR Roddy White had his second straight 100-yard-plus receiving game.

It looks like the Panthers have a real weapon in KR Kealoha Pilares.

Saints QB Drew Brees will see the rare quarterback with a longer starting streak in Giants QB Eli Manning.

Two fumbles ruined an otherwise productive day for Buccaneers RB LeGarrette Blount.

Said Cardinals coach Ken Whisenhunt of RB Beanie Wells’ 228 rushing yards, “That is what we have been striving to get Beanie to do for a couple of years now, and it’s great to see him do that.”

Rams coach Steve Spagnuolo is catching some criticism for his work during Sunday’s loss.

Several members of the 49ers tried to find silver linings after Thursday’s loss.

Penalties contributed to the way the Seahawks blew a 10-point fourth quarter lead.

8 responses to “Monday morning one-liners

  1. “I left a lot of throws . . . on the field.” Lots of broken receivers, too.

    I’m not seeing “He just WINS!” comments in the blogosphere this morning.

    In retrospect, perhaps the Eagles shouldn’t have signed a flaky, dull witted, unproductive QB who kills receivers. Why the Eagles didn’t use any foresight is beyond me.

  2. Part of the reason why Edelman looks so active in the secondary is because offenses are targeting him as the weak link.

    They might want to think twice about that though – he’s doing as good a job as Troy Brown did in a similar capacity in 2004 when they won the Super Bowl.

    Hopefully this injured Patriots team, using third stringers in some cases continues to play for each other rather than the name on the back of the jersey.

  3. “I’m always happy. You have no reason to be sad in the position we’re in. Nothing should ruin your day. You’re truly blessed to be in this situation, to do what we do and be around the guys. It’s a fun environment. Anybody who is grumpy in this environment doesn’t deserve to be here. This is supposed to be fun.”

    Gotta love Frank Walker’s attitude.

  4. The biggest different that Gruden has made compared to Bratkowski is in terms of making adjustments. If we still have Brat as our coordinator, my Bengals lose every one of those games we trailed at halftime.


  5. Saints QB Drew Brees will see the rare quarterback with a longer starting streak in Giants QB Eli Manning.


    I remember him facing Peyton in the Superbowl (he had a longer starting streak then Brees).

    As well, as Favre in the NFC Championship game (he had a longer streak then Brees).

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