Thursday morning one-liners


Bills CB Leodis McKelvin is great in the return game, but wants to make a name for himself on defense.

For Dolphins LT Jake Long, sometimes a haircut is just a haircut.

The Patriots continue to look for the right mix in thier secondary.

Seeing the damage and meeting Hurricane Sandy’s first responders gave Jets QB Mark Sanchez a new perspective.

Ravens LB Albert McClellan saw the domestic violence charges against him dropped.

Bengals LT Andrew Whitworth is tired of finger-pointing, which will only be cured by winning.

Browns WR Greg Little is beginning to show maturity, and earning trust in the locker room.

He’s no Troy Polamalu, but Steelers S Will Allen has been a steadying presence in the secondary.

Texans TE Owen Daniels is getting more tests on his sore hip.

A comparison of rookies comes out looking good in favor of Colts QB Andrew Luck, if you prefer wins to fantasy stats.

The Jaguars aren’t getting much from their return game (or many other parts of the game, for that matter).

The Titans didn’t really think about holding QB Jake Locker out until after the bye (not when the owner’s breathing down their collective neck).

Broncos WR Eric Decker’s numbers are trending up.

As if they needed any more problems, the Chiefs are going to face a fired-up former coach Todd Haley this week.

With Darren McFadden and Mike Goodson out of practice, Raiders RB Taiwan Jones is getting plenty of work in practice.

Chargers WR Robert Meachem said Wednesday’s practice was the most fun he had all year, after missing a game.

There questions as to whether Cowboys CB Orlando Scandrick is worth what they paid him, with Mike Jenkins headed for free agency.

Giants G Chris Snee was held out of practice with an ankle injury, and they don’t have much depth if he can’t go.

Eagles rookie DE Vinny Curry is waiting for his chance to get on the field.

Though the trend is down in recent weeks, the Redskins are actually better on offense in the first half of this season.

Bears QB Jay Cutler, on comparing his offense to his team’s defense: “We’re eight, nine years behind those guys.”

If you’re a Lions receiver, chances are you had a sore knee Wednesday.

The Packers RBs are getting healthy at the right time.

When Vikings DE Jared Allen was asked about playing the Lions, the best he could come up with was he liked driving his Ford truck.

Falcons WR Roddy White thinks 16-0 is something his team can pull off.

The Panthers know if they have a shot against the Broncos, they’re going to have to put Peyton Manning on the ground.

Saints RT Zach Strief missed practice Wednesday, which could mean another spot start for backup Charles Brown.

In the statistical oddity of the day, the Buccaneers have the league’s best run defense, worst pass defense.

Cardinals DE Calais Campbell is nursing a leg injury during the team’s bye week.

Rams C Scott Wells returned to the practice field Wednesday, the first step in his return from IR.

His old roommate (Rams LB James Laurinaitis) said 49ers RG Alex Boone was: “Dirty. Loud. The guy could snore through four walls and you’d hear him.”

The Seahawks were without three defensive starters in practice Wednesday.