Wednesday morning one-liners


Patriots coach Bill Belichick is pleased with the way CB Aqib Talib has played since arriving from Tampa.

The Bills have just two running backs on the 53-man roster, C.J. Spiller and Tashard Choice, but coach Chan Gailey says FB Corey McIntyre can play running back if needed.

The attorney for Dolphins S Jonathon Amaya says the accusation that he attacked a cab driver is a fabrication.

Jets G Brandon Moore hosted a Christmas party for 150 kids in Newark.

Now that Cam Cameron has been fired, all eyes in Baltimore are on whether QB Joe Flacco can do his part to turn around the offense.

The Bengals are 2-2 against teams with rookie quarterbacks this season, and they’ll try to make it 3-2 on Thursday against Eagles QB Nick Foles.

Browns TE Benjamin Watson said after teammate Scott Fujita was cleared in the bounty case that Fujita “never should have been put through this whole ordeal.”

Steelers DE Brett Keisel said the team wasn’t ready before Sunday’s loss to the Chargers, and coach Mike Tomlin says Keisel might be right.

The Texans’ defense will need to play better against Colts QB Andrew Luck than it did against Patriots QB Tom Brady.

For the Colts, the playoff picture is simple: Win and they’re in.

Jaguars defensive coordinator Mel Tucker says the team’s poor record is not for a lack of effort.

Titans RB Chris Johnson is a fan of Vikings RB Adrian Peterson.

Players on the Ravens’ defense say they know what they’re going to get from Broncos QB Peyton Manning.

Chiefs return man Javier Arenas calls the proposal to eliminate kickoffs “the most ridiculous thing I have ever heard.”

Raiders P Shane Lechler may be heading into his final three games with the team.

The Chargers aren’t mathematically eliminated from the playoffs, but the scenarios in which they get in are extremely farfetched.

The Cowboys’ path to the playoffs is simple: Win out and hope the Giants lose one game.

Giants QB Eli Manning has come a long way since he was regularly getting bashed on the back pages of the New York tabloids.

In addition to Eagles defensive coordinator Todd Bowles, Giants assistant offensive line coach Matt Rhule is a candidate for the head-coaching job at Temple.

Redskins CB Richard Crawford on the team’s goals: “We’re trying to go to the playoffs. That’s all I’m going to keep saying is playoffs, playoffs, playoffs.”

In Chicago, Bears QB Jay Cutler is being unfavorably compared to Packers QB Aaron Rodgers.

The Packers were surprised that coach Mike McCarthy didn’t chew them out after their blowout loss to the Giants.

The Lions have tied an NFL record by losing three straight games in which they led by double-digit margins.

Vikings fans can dream, but a trade for WR Larry Fitzgerald isn’t realistic.

Falcons TE Tony Gonzalez says people are jumping off the bandwagon after Sunday’s loss to the Panthers.

Desperate for help in the secondary, the Buccaneers have brought back CB Brandon McDonald.

The Cardinals are feeling the heat in Arizona.

In St. Louis, people are amazed to be talking about the Rams as playoff contenders.

The 49ers know their trip to New England won’t be easy.

Seahawks coach Pete Carroll has had success in Seattle with some of his old USC guys.