Monday morning one-liners

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A look at the changes wrought by a busy Bills’ offseason.

Previewing the Dolphins’ battle at safety.

Looking ahead to what will happen Patriots OTAs.

New Jets defensive line coach Karl Dunbar expects to see improvement at the position this season.

WR LaQuan Williams won’t have an easy time of holding onto his roster spot with the Ravens.

The potential fallout of a suspension for Bengals LB Dontay Moch.

Taking an in-depth look at the Browns depth chart.

T Mike Adams and G David DeCastro are both barred from attending Steelers OTAs.

Said Texans coach Gary Kubiak, “You see it every year. There’s such a shock factor bringing young players in around your veterans. Now they’ve been around them a little, so when it’s time to start practicing football, they’ll be a little more comfortable. We’ve got some young guys we’ve got to get going extremely fast, especially on the offensive side of the ball. The only way you find out how much they can handle is throw it all at them, then sort it out with each guy.”

CB Terrence Johnson is fighting for a bigger role with the Colts.

Jaguars DE Andre Branch learned a lot from his grandfather.

The Titans think the addition of DE Kamerion Wimbley will help DE Derrick Morgan make a bigger impact.

OTAs are the next step for QB Peyton Manning’s integration with the Broncos.

A position-by-position look at the Chiefs as they prepare for OTAs.

Will the Raiders trade a wide receiver?

Kevin Acee of the San Diego Union-Tribune thinks the Chargers had a very strong offseason.

Cowboys DL Jason Hatcher doesn’t regret suggesting the team needed better leadership.

Giants QB Eli Manning will join Erin Brockovich and Bill O’Reilly to do some motivational speaking.

An argument against Eagles T Jason Peters taking a pay cut.

Rich Tandler of expects that WR Santana Moss and TE Chris Cooley will make the Redskins roster.

A video breakdown of what makes Bears WR Brandon Marshall effective.

The status of running backs Jahvid Best and Mikel Leshoure is something to watch at Lions OTAs.

Packers K Mason Crosby thinks he’s found the right balance between football and his personal life.

The Vikings signed T Levi Horn shortly after the Bears put him on the open market.

A look at defensive trends for the Falcons and the rest of the NFC South.

Panthers coach Ron Rivera thinks the team’s safeties had a lot to do with their defensive struggles in 2011.

Jeff Duncan of the New Orleans Times-Picayune thinks the Saints are failing by not getting a contract done with QB Drew Brees.

CB Leonard Johnson is happy to have a shot at making the Buccaneers, the team he grew up watching.

Undrafted Cardinals rookie WR Stanley Arukwe isn’t lacking speed.

Bernie Miklasz of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch calls for cooler heads to prevail in scrap over Rams stadium.

Is 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh giving WR Michael Crabtee the “Alex Smith treatment” when he praises Crabtree’s hands?

The Seahawks feel like they got an undervalued player in DL Greg Scruggs.

1 responses to “Monday morning one-liners

  1. “Is 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh giving WR Michael Crabtee the “Alex Smith treatment” when he praises Crabtree’s hands?”

    Yes. Obviously he’s trying to pump the kid up a little bit.

    Crabtree had a rough rookie season in the media and amongst the fans, and, while did fine, he didn’t do enough to make people forget the lockout or even live up to his top 10 draft placement.

    One thing that I rarely see talked about when discussing sports psychology (not that I’m an expert) is that hard work comes from confidence. Sometimes when people get down on themselves, other people get on them, and they have a big ego (who does that sound like?) they don’t want to work or try as hard because if they try hard and fail it’s all the more humiliating, versus not trying your hardest, and being able to convince yourself that’s the only reason you aren’t excelling.

    Idk if Crabtree will ever be an A+ receiver, but I think Harbaugh is taking the right approach with him off the field.

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