Monday morning one-liners


Rookie K John Potter showed the kickoff skills that earned him a look from the Bills.

Said Dolphins offensive coordinator Mike Sherman of QB Ryan Tannehill, “Any mistakes he has made early are probably overconfidence to make every throw on the field. I’ve been a part of that before, and it’s just a lot of confidence in your ability; you don’t want to take that away, but we have to minimize the risk factor. I think he’s done that and he’s minimized his mistakes.”

Rookie DE Jake Bequette had a good debut performance for the Patriots.

Jets coaches liked the way T Austin Howard played on Friday.

Ravens TE Ed Dickson is frustrated by his shoulder injury.

G Clint Boling has been forced back into the spotlight for the Bengals.

The Browns are taking off the kid gloves for rookie WR Josh Gordon.

It was a win for the Steelers defense during goal-line drills on Sunday.

The depth of the Texans backfield was on full display in their preseason opener.

Colts LB Jerry Hughes picked up a pair of sacks on Sunday.

P Bryan Anger had a strong Jaguars debut against the Giants.

David Climer of the Tennessean thinks Jake Locker has moved in front of the Titans’ quarterback derby.

Some 2011 rookies are pushing for bigger roles on the Broncos defense.

The Chiefs offensive line feels good about its first game action.

Aaron Curry’s injury has the Raiders counting on rookie LB Miles Burriss.

Chargers QB Philip Rivers puts himself at the top of the list of those to blame for the Chargers’ poor 2011 season.

Cowboys WR Cole Beasley says he’s totally focused after his return to the team.

The Giants got T Will Beatty back at practice after a back injury.

S Kurt Coleman said that the Eagles defense will spice things up in the coming weeks.

Redskins RB Tim Hightower is tired of sitting and waiting to get on the field.

Rookie DE Shea McClellin is getting a better grasp of the Bears defense.

Lions DE Everette Brown is playing with a chip on his shoulder.

Injuries have pushed Packers CB Casey Hayward into a bigger role.

The Vikings want to see more from LB Jasper Brinkley.

Drew Davis has caught the eye of Falcons coaches in the fight for the fifth receiver spot.

Said Panthers coach Ron Rivera of his team’s play in the second half on Saturday, “I do not accept that as football and I am disappointed in those men that are on our football team.”

Catching up with the Saints’ position battles.

WR Tiquan Underwood is making a strong case for himself at Buccaneers camp.

Kent Somers of the Arizona Republic doesn’t see a clear leader in the Cardinals quarterback competition.

Rookie RB Isaiah Pead had a mixed performance in his Rams debut.

49ers S Donte Whitner is calling QB Scott Tolzien “Mini Drew Brees” after Friday’s preseason opener.

T Russell Okung’s return from injuy has flown under the radar with the Seahawks.