Friday morning one-liners


Said Bills coach Doug Marrone of offensive coordinator Nathaniel Hackett, “I have worked closely with Nathaniel the past three years and the first thing that jumps out at you is his boundless enthusiasm. He has a genuine love and excitement for the game of football, offenses in particular, and that transcends into everything he does.”

The Dolphins signed seven players to futures contracts, including former Texas A&M WR Jeff Fuller.

All the Patriots running backs have been helping the defense by trying to simulate Arian Foster.

Cap issues may be making the Jets an unappealing location for general manager candidates.

Kicking in high altitude won’t lead to any change in approach from Ravens K Justin Tucker.

The Bengals’ chances of holding onto defensive coordinator Mike Zimmer went up with the Browns hiring Rob Chudzinski.

After growing up a Browns fan, new coach Rob Chudzinski won’t need any primers on the team’s history.

Former Steelers C Chukky Okobi is at odds with his neighbors about noise from events at the bed and breakfast he owns in Pittsburgh.

Texans QB Matt Schaub’s deep ball has caught the attention of Patriots CB Aqib Talib.

The top 11 plays of the Colts season.

Said Jaguars LB Russell Allen of Mike Mularkey’s firing, “Given the opportunity, he certainly had what it took to turn this thing around and make it a winning organization. Unfortunately, there were circumstances that didn’t allow that. It definitely hits closer to home when you’re only getting a year to get it going.”

Titans LB Zach Brown credited deposed linebackers coach Frank Bush with his development this season.

LB Wesley Woodyard has become a leader on the Broncos defense.

Doug Pederson’s former Packers teammate Frank Winters thinks Pederson would be a good choice as the Chiefs’ offensive coordinator.

Paul Gutierrez of did not give the Raiders’ receivers a high grade this season.

Breaking down the decision General Manager Tom Telesco has to make about the next Chargers coach.

What would Monte Kiffin as defensive coordinator mean for the Cowboys defense?

The Giants have plenty of calls to make on their own free agents.

A very early look at offensive line prospects that could interest the Eagles in the draft.

Former Redskins RB Tim Hightower has a lot of empathy for Redskins QB Robert Griffin III.

Bears TE Matt Spaeth will have knee surgery.

Lions coach Jim Schwartz admits there are areas he can improve.

Packers K Mason Crosby believes he’s licked the issues that contributed to his slump in the regular season.

Adrian Peterson, Chad Greenway and Blair Walsh were named the Vikings’ Players of the Year by the organization.

Falcons coach Mike Smith and offensive coordinator Dirk Koetter have had some playoff success together.

Panthers LB Luke Kuechly and G Amini Silatolu were named to the PFW/PFWA All-Rookie team.

Change doesn’t appear to be coming to the Saints coaching staff.

Former Buccaneers John Lynch and Warren Sapp are waiting to hear if they make the next round of Hall of Fame voting.

Ray Horton’s waiting to see what the Cardinals will do at head coach.

With Brian Schottenheimer drawing head coaching interest, there’s a chance the Rams could have their fourth offensive coordinator in four years.

Monte Poole of the Bay Area News Group thinks the 49ers did the right thing by sticking with K David Akers.

The Seahawks want to do a better job offensively in the red zone this week.