Tuesday morning one-liners


Bills RB Fred Jackson made a bid for more playing time with his play on Sunday.

The Dolphins are working on ways to boost the production from their running game.

The opener wasn’t a strong one for the Patriots’ rookie wideouts.

LB Demario Davis’ speed helped him tackle Buccaneers WR Vincent Jackson and give the Jets a chance to win on Sunday.

The Ravens would like to see more from their running game going forward.

Said Bengals DE Carlos Dunlap of the defense’s failure to pick up a sack in Week One, “They were just doing a lot of quick, three-step passes. That’s really what we’re going to get rather than max protect, because we feel like we can get there if they’re throwing the ball deep. So teams are just going to get it out quick and we’ve got to correct whatever we can correct. We’ve got to have a counter move to reverse that, wherever that comes from.”

Browns coach Rob Chudzinski defended the usage of RB Trent Richardson against the Dolphins.

The Steelers had their fewest rushing yards in an opener since 2000.

Texans coach Gary Kubiak praised QB Matt Schaub’s play after Monday night’s win.

S LaRon Landry racked up 15 tackles in his Colts debut.

Throwing the ball downfield was beyond the Jaguars’ reach on Sunday.

Rust was evident on Titans TE Delanie Walker’s game after he missed the entire preseason.

CB Champ Bailey and LB Wesley Woodyard didn’t practice for the Broncos on Monday.

Said Chiefs LB Derrick Johnson, “We could see this coming with our defense. We wanted to put something on film and let everyone see that the Chiefs’ defense is for real.”

The switch in holders to P Marquette King wasn’t the reason for Raiders K Sebastian Janikowski’s missed field goal.

Nick Canepa of U-T San Diego writes that the Chargers still lack a killer instinct.

Cowboys coach Jason Garrett thinks WR Dez Bryant should get used to seeing double coverage.

CB Prince Amukamara’s condition has improved since suffering a concussion in the Giants’ loss to the Cowboys.

Said Eagles coach Chip Kelly, “We’re excited. We played with a lot of energy. We made some mistakes, the coach included, but if we play hard, we have a shot and they played hard.”

CB DeAngelo Hall said that the Redskins were “definitely wrong” about the Eagles.

Mike Jones of the Chicago Tribune suggests “Clutch McGee” as a new nickname to add to the many monikers of Bears TE Martellus Bennett.

CB Darius Slay had a long day in the Lions opener.

Packers coach Mike McCarthy said RB Eddie Lacy needs to “detail his work.”

LB Desmond Bishop is eager to get on the field for the Vikings.

The Falcons are trying to put Sunday’s loss to the Saints behind them as quickly as possible.

Panthers WR Domenik Hixon said his hamstring felt good on Sunday, but the decision to leave him inactive came from the coaches.

S Kenny Vaccaro’s Saints debut saw him play on every defensive snap.

The Buccaneers don’t want to tone down their defensive aggressiveness despite being heavily penalized in their loss to the Jets.

T Levi Brown had a rough game against the Rams, but the Cardinals aren’t thinking about making a change.

The Rams had a couple of injury scares on the offensive line, but nothing came of either one.

The 49ers need to do a better job of managing the clock.

Seahawks coach Pete Carroll said the team’s running game “just didn’t get it done” on Sunday.