Thursday morning one-liners

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Bills defensive coordinator Mike Pettine wants to put the pressure on old friend Rex Ryan.

The new Dolphins CEO has been on the job a week, and he’s already started firing people.

Asked about his time with the Buccaneers, Patriots CB Aqib Talib replied: “I play for the Patriots, baby, we good. We’re good over here.”

They’re reading tea leaves to see if Jets CB Dee Milliner will start this weekend.

Ravens WR Torrey Smith called the $42,000 fine former teamamte Bernard Pollard received “a little bit over the top.”

The Bengals have to try to slow down the Packers with a banged-up secondary.

Good news Browns fans: You get to see the RB you should have drafted in the top of the first round.

The Steelers spent a lot of time talking about zone blocking in the spring, but not so much using it in the fall.

Texans WR DeVier Posey continues to make impressive progress in his return from a torn Achilles, and his role could be increasing soon.

So the Colts have a star QB and RB together? When have we seen that before?

Jaguars defensive coordinator Bob Babich said their problem is “too many explosive runs” (and today’s one-liners have been approved by my 8-year-old).

Titans WR Kenny Britt is trying to move on from his benching and tweeting.

Broncos LT Chris Clark is confident about replacing Ryan Clady.

The Chiefs have a plan to slow down the Eagles’ fast-paced offense.

Raiders G.M. Reggie McKenize said QB Terrelle Pryor energizes the team and the fans.

Chargers TE Antonio Gates surprised himself and others — by fumbling.

Cowboys QB Tony Romo says his ribs are feeling better, but he’s planning on taking the pain-killing shot before Sunday’s game.

Giants RB Andre Browns is jogging “here and there” on a gravity assisted treadmill (here’s hoping he stays between the rails and on the belt).

With all the attention on the other side of the ball, the concerns remain with the Eagles defense.

Redskins RB Alfred Morris wishes he’d have gotten more carries in the preseason.

Bears CB Charles Tillman sat out Wednesday’s practice.

Lions coach Jim Schwartz would rather talk about missed field goals.

Packers RB James Starks is in line for the start with Eddie Lacy’s concussion keeping him on the sidelines.

Vikings coach Leslie Frazier was happy for the heads up on the Browns QB change, saying “It’s a lot better than finding out on Sunday at noon, I promise you that.”

Falcons LT Sam Baker missed practice again.

Panthers LB Jon Beason’s still battling through pain, and is getting used to being targeted.

Saints guard Jahri Evans was held out of practice Wednesday.

The Buccaneers are paying K Connor Barth this year’s money in installments after his offseason charity basketball injury.

The Cardinals’ contingent of LSU guys get a chance to shine close to home.

Rams RT Joe Barksdale is no stranger to filling in for Rodger Saffold on short notice.

49ers TE Vernon Davis expects to play this weekend.

The Seahawks are undefeated, but they’re not getting what they hoped from their offense.