Thursday morning one-liners

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A look at the players on the bubble for the Bills entering tonight’s preseason finale.

Dolphins coach Joe Philbin is a big George Costanza fan (and his team has the opposite day thing down).

Patriots RT Sebastian Vollmer was one of the few starters to play in the final preseason game, and looked good in his first game back from a back injury.

Jets rookie DT Damon Harrison was worried about Hurricane Isaac, after he was separated from his family by Katrina seven years ago.

Ravens offensive coordinator Cam Cameron is no stranger to pressure.

Bengals return man Brandon Tate has performed, but they want to see others step up as well if he’s playing more offense.

Tonight could be the last the Browns see of either QB Colt McCoy or Seneca Wallace.

Steelers WR Emmanuel Sanders is glad to have Mike Wallace back, even though it bumps him to the bench.

Third QB John Beck will start for the Texans tonight, but they might only keep two in the regular season.

New Colts GM Ryan Grigson wants to make sure players are treated with dignity during cuts, saying: “I make sure the staff here treats every guy with dignity. Don’t treat them like cattle. I’m sympathetic to it. I’ve been there.”

Jaguars owner Shad Khan told a crowd of 1,600 at a luncheon “we’re going to surprise a lot of people.”

Titans RB Jamie Harper’s thinking about what to do for an encore after last week’s flip.

The Broncos spent time preparing for the regular season opener this week.

After losing TE Tony Moeaki in last year’s preseason finale, the Chiefs are holding their breath tonight.

The Raiders are likely to be thin at linebacker when they get down to their 53-man roster.

Chargers undrafted rookie CB DeAndre Presley has impressed in his conversion from college QB.

Cowboys LB Orie Lemon’s pick-six last night could be just what he needs to make the 53-man roster.

Giants DE Adewale Ojomo posted his fourth sack of the preseason last night.

Eagles owner Jeffrey Lurie will talk before tonight’s preseason game, and address some important topics for the future of the team.

Redskins QB Robert Griffin III didn’t play last night, but he did show potential as a field goal kicker in pre-game warm-ups.

The Bears have been impressed with the versatility of rookie TE Evan Rodriguez.

Tonight gives Lions QB Kellen Moore a chance to show he belongs in the NFL.

Packers QB Graham Harrell doesn’t spend much time absorbing media, which means he hasn’t read or heard much about how bad his preseason has been.

The final preseason game might not mean much to you, but Vikings RB Matt Asiata said “It’s like a Super Bowl to me.”

The Falcons have to make a decision on QB Dominique Davis, who has had an impressive preseason.

Panthers coach Ron Rivera said his starters would play “minimal” snaps tonight at Pittsburgh.

For many Saints, tonight’s preseason finale has kept them distracted from Hurricane Isaac.

Several young players in the Buccaneers’ secondary might have played themselves off the bubble last night.

Cardinals QB Ryan Lindley’s not in the mix for the starting job, even though he’s starting tonight.

Seventh-round rookie RB Daryl Richardson could end up the Rams’ backup.

The 49ers shuffled the roster to cover a thin spot going into tonight’s game.

Russell Wilson isn’t the only rookie making a surprising run, as converted DT J.R. Sweezy is fighting for a starting job on the Seahawks offensive line.

5 responses to “Thursday morning one-liners

  1. Ah yes, because the only way Harrell could possibly know how well he has performed is by reading about it in the paper or online. Yep, that’s the only way. Players never sit and watch film and get criticism for poor decisions/play from their coaches (you know, people that have infinitely better understanding of preseason performance within context). That never happens….so players that suck can have to read about it from the media….lucky for them football coaches are such a glad-handing happy go lucky non-critical bunch.

  2. I’m glad that the Titans Jamie Harper has his priorities straight. It’s more important to look good than to be good. Don’t forget to update your Twitter account as that’s where to put your focus for winning.
    Self serving players are funny.

  3. It’s the local media that went a little crazy over Jamie Harper’s post-TD flip last week, and they keep asking him about it. Can’t really say I blame them. Harper is a pretty big, thick man, and it was a helluva impressive (high technical marks!) flip. Don’t see that every day from guys his size.

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