Sunday morning one-liners


WR Brad Smith is excited about the new arrivals on the Bills coaching staff.

Dolphins WR Brian Hartline had a memorable season.

The Patriots promoted DT Marcus Forston from the practice squad.

Those who have worked with new Jets G.M. John Idzik are confident that he’ll succeed in building a winner.

Three questions for the Ravens ahead of Sunday’s game, including whether they can keep up in a shootout.

What will Bengals scouts be looking for at the Senior Bowl?

The 1998 draft is a big feather in the cap of new Browns vice president of player personnel Mike Lombardi.

Making the case for former Steelers RB Jerome Bettis to make it into the Hall of Fame.

Texans owner Bob McNair wants to see more speed at wide receiver next season.

According to Colts G.M. Ryan Grigson, Nathan Palmer is as explosive a wide receiver as the team has on the roster.

Said new Jaguars offensive coordinator Jedd Fisch, “There are 32 NFL offensive coordinator jobs and the opportunity to become the Jacksonville Jaguars offensive coordinator this year was based on all of the successes our program (at Miami ) has had in the past two years.”

Revamping the offensive line is a top priority for the Titans this offseason.

Broncos S Rahim Moore has company among Denver sports goats.

Thoughts about QB Nick Foles following Andy Reid to the Chiefs during the offseason.

The move to Greg Olsen at offensive coordinator should bode well for Raiders RB Darren McFadden.

All the change in San Diego comes with no guarantees for members of the Chargers.

Cowboys DE Jason Hatcher says he doesn’t pay any attention to the draft in terms of players who could challenge for his spot on the roster.

The Giants website thinks RB David Wilson will get the majority of the carries for the team next season.

Chip Kelly ended one of his first days as Eagles coach by having a beer with some familiar names from Philly sports.

An argument for the Redskins to prioritize the re-signing of TE Logan Paulsen.

Bears director of physical development Rusty Jones is retiring after 28 years.

A list of players for the Lions to watch during the Senior Bowl.

Bob McGinn of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel hands out grades for every member of the Packers offense.

Vikings G.M. Rick Spielman sticks to the philosophy that the draft is the key to effective team building.

Said Falcons CB Asante Samuel, “I feel comfortable here because I feel appreciated. I love playing where people appreciate who I am and what I can do.”

Said Panthers RB Mike Tolbert of new offensive coordinator Mike Shula, “I like it. I like it a lot, actually. I think it’s good for us as an offense. Shula is a good coach. He’s done it before. And it’s big for Cam [Newton] not having to start new, start over. It’s a good transition for Cam.”

There’s not much support for the Falcons in the NFC title game among Saints fans.

Buccaneers QB Josh Freeman has millions of reasons to pay attention to the outcome of the conference championship games.

Cardinals WR Larry Fitzgerald had an unexpected meeting with new coach Bruce Arians on Saturday night.

Rob Ryan’s interview with the Rams went off as planned on Saturday.

49ers tight ends Vernon Davis and Delanie Walker hope to get some opportunities in the passing game this weekend.

Seahawks coach Pete Carroll sees a big difference from the days he had a hard time filling out the 53-man roster.