Friday morning one-liners


Bills QB Tarvaris Jackson says it has been a frustrating season.

The Dolphins credit a spirited practice last week with getting the running game going.

Patriots DT Vince Wilfork said that the team plans to keep getting better as the year unfolds.

Said Jets coach Rex Ryan, “It’s a lot of different things but certainly you have to give opponents credit doing a good job keeping you off the passer, but the sack number is alarming, we’ve only had 17 so obviously that’s not anywhere close to where we want to be.”

Ravens S James Ihedigbo says that beating the Steelers once in a season doesn’t mean “jack.”

Trevor Robinson has gone from undrafted rookie guard to starting Bengals center this year.

Browns K Phil Dawson has continued to perform at a high level this season.

According to Steelers offensive coordinator Todd Haley, RB Jonathan Dwyer has to prove that he can handle the starting job.

Injuries have forced the Texans to cycle through plenty of linebackers this year.

How will the Colts try to cover Calvin Johnson on Sunday?

Jaguars LB Paul Posluszny faces the Bills this weekend for the first time since leaving as a free agent.

Kamerion Wimbley seems to have settled into his defensive end role with the Titans.

Champ Bailey looks forward to guarding Vincent Jackson again as the Broncos face the Buccaneers.

Chiefs QB Brady Quinn apologized for the shabby condition of the mustache he grew as part of a prostate cancer awareness effort this month.

Monte Poole of the Bay Area News Group writes that the Raiders tried everything they could to make it work with LB Rolando McClain.

P Mike Scifres is having one of the best years of anyone on the Chargers.

Rainer Sabin of the Dallas Morning News thinks WR Miles Austin’s contract is an albatross around the neck of the Cowboys.

Giants WR Hakeem Nicks feels like he’s close to being all the way back in form.

The Eagles aren’t a good fit for the “spoiler” role.

Said Redskins RB Alfred Morris, “I was built for this. I was made for this. It’s just the truth. I can take a lot of beating. I don’t think I’ll ever meet the rookie wall.”

The Bears will need a strong performance from WR Earl Bennett this week.

Lions TE Brandon Pettigrew is working on doing a better job of holding onto the ball.

Marv Pregulman, the Packers’ first pick in the 1944 draft, died at the age of 90.

Vikings defensive coordinator Alan Williams calls the Packers receivers the biggest test the team will face this season.

Falcons RB Michael Turner became the franchise’s touchdown leader.

Panthers RB Jonathan Stewart is having trouble with both his ankles.

A few smaller moments helped send the Saints to defeat on Thursday night.

Buccaneers QB Josh Freeman is looking forward to being on the other side of the field from Broncos QB Peyton Manning.

C Rich Ohrnberger is trying to slide into a starting role as easily as possible with the Cardinals.

The Rams will wear their 1999 uniforms for Sunday’s game with the 49ers.

49ers WR Michael Crabtree is enjoying life with Colin Kaepernick at quarterback.

The Seahawks hope to recover their defensive mojo this weekend.