Wednesday morning one-liners

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Bills coach Doug Marrone says QB Kevin Kolb is looking good: “I was happy today,” Marrone said. “He looked really good to the point where we’re going to get him ready to play.”

The Dolphins would like to see WR Brandon Gibson make an impact from the slot.

Said Patriots QB Tim Tebow, “I’m trying to improve every day, trying to grow. You’ve got great coaches around you, great players around you and that’s the goal is to get better. Being able to watch a great one every day, be around him. He’s not only a great quarterback, he’s a great guy, too. He’s fun to be around as well.”

Jets defensive coordinator Dennis Thurman, who has been on the staff since 2008, said MLB David Harris “is probably playing better now than at any point since we’ve been here. He just looks like he’s in better condition.”

Ravens WR Torrey Smith is becoming more of a leader.

Bengals RB Giovani Bernard isn’t performing up to his own standards: “For me, if I were to give myself a grade I wouldn’t even want to put the grade out there,” Bernard said. “I am really hard on myself. That’s just how I am. That’s how I’ve always been.”

Although he hasn’t been named the starter for the regular season yet, Browns QB Brandon Weeden said, “I’m confident I’m going to be the guy.”

Said Steelers LB Jarvis Jones of his preseason debut, “I felt like I didn’t play as well as I could have. I didn’t use my technique the way I should have. I didn’t use great technique on a lot of plays. I went with the flow. I didn’t change my technique. I just have to continue to get better and maximize opportunities.”

The Texans have unveiled a new HD video board that’s even bigger than the one in Dallas.

Said Colts DE Cory Redding of owner Jim Irsay criticizing the team’s preseason performance, “Some guys need to be called out because they react better that way, in a good way. I think he lit a fire under some people.”

Jaguars RT Luke Joeckel missed his second straight day of practice on Tuesday with a hip flexor injury.

Titans receivers coach Shawn Jefferson explains how he approaches his players: “I am an [expletive] sometimes, but I am good with that.”

Broncos DE Malik Jackson is showing improvement.

Chiefs CB Brandon Flowers wants more interceptions.

Josh Cribbs has a special niche with the Raiders.

Chargers WR Malcom Floyd says he was thinking about his family, his kids and his career as he sat on the ground with a knee injury that turned out to be less serious than he feared it was.

Cowboys DE Tyrone Crawford has two months in a walking boot ahead of him.

Said Giants DE Justin Tuck of the new facemask rule, “They actually didn’t ban mine. Mine wasn’t a fashion statement, some people told me. I did mine as a necessity. So I think as of right now, I’ll still be wearing that facemask. . . . I really don’t have any comments on why the rule is in place.”

The Eagles’ safeties need to tackle better.

Redskins WR Josh Morgan had leg cramps severe enough that he had to be carted to the locker room.

Bears QB Jay Cutler is described as “nothing special” by Chicago Sun-Times columnist Rick Telander.

Lions coach Jim Schwartz says the winners of the right guard and right tackle jobs will be the players who can be the most consistent.

Packers CB Davon House says he played the worst game of his career in the preseason opener against the Cardinals.

Vikings WR Cordarrelle Patterson has looked impressive, but he doesn’t appear ready to start.

Falcons TE Tony Gonzalez is going through a “virtual training camp” while his teammates sweat through the real training camp.

Panthers linebackers coach Al Holcomb is getting good reviews from his boss, head coach Ron Rivera.

The Saints like what they see of rookie LB Rufus Johnson.

Patriots QB Tom Brady taught the Buccaneers’ defense a lesson.

Cardinals coach Bruce Arians is making sure players know where he stands.

Said Rams coach Jeff Fisher of taking TE Lance Kendricks and DT Jermelle Cudjo off the physically unable to perform list, “We felt like both of them are getting close, so take them off PUP and that way they can at least participate in walk-throughs and get the benefit of walk-through reps.”

San Francisco S Eric Reid felt good about his preseason debut.

Seahawks LB Allen Bradford is viewed as a work in progress.