Wednesday morning one-liners


Bills QB EJ Manuel says he wants to get better at making plays downfield when opposing defenses blitz him.

Marvin Austin thinks he’s getting “a new beginning” to his career in Miami.

Said former Patriot Tedy Bruschi of Wes Welker, “It is good to see Welker doing well in Denver. A part of me wishes he was still doing that in a Patriots uniform.”

Jets coach Rex Ryan and Giants coach Tom Coughlin have the same regular-season record since Ryan arrived in New York in 2009.

Several Ravens players spent their days off building houses for Habitat for Humanity.

Bengals CB Terence Newman did a Lambeau Leap-style celebration on Sunday in Cincinnati, although he said he just barely made it above the end zone wall.

Bernie Kosar is a big fan of Browns QB Brian Hoyer.

Former Steelers teammates John Stallworth, L.C. Greenwood and Donnie Shell, are among the nominees for enshrinement in the Black College Football Hall of Fame.

Texans RB Arian Foster’s admission that he took money in college doesn’t sit well with David Cutcliffe, who was Tennessee’s offensive coordinator while Foster was a Volunteer.

Said Colts coach Chuck Pagano said about RB Ahmad Bradshaw’s big game on Sunday, “You know what? That’s how he’s played ever since he’s been in the league, to be honest with you. He runs angry, as we always talk about. He’s got a chip on his shoulder and he’s running that way. He prepares extremely hard. He just wants to win. He knows if he runs that way, he’s going to give our team the best opportunity to win. That’s just how he’s wired and that’s just in his DNA. He doesn’t know any different.”

In Jacksonville, people are wondering when the Jaguars will start to show progress.

Titans WR Justin Hunter is ready for more playing time.

Broncos coach John Fox says he isn’t satisfied: “It’s still only Game 3. We’re not even a quarter of the way into the season,” Fox said Tuesday. “I hope we do a lot of improving.”

Chargers S Eric Weddle compared the team’s defense to the Brady Bunch.

The Chiefs called up G Rishaw Johnson from the practice squad.

Raiders coach Dennis Allen on losing to the Broncos: “Obviously, when you lose a game in that manner there’s not a ton of positives that you take out of it. I think our guys continued to battle and continued to fight.”

Tony Dungy thinks the Eagles’ defense is going to have a tough time with Broncos QB Peyton Manning.

With his season over, Cowboys DE Anthony Spencer can start thinking about March 11, when he becomes a free agent.

The Giants’ point differential is worse than any team but the Jaguars.

Said Washington coach Mike Shanahan, “You just have got to concentrate on a daily basis and go find a way to win first. After you take care of that, then you can think about the other things.”

Bears S Craig Steltz is talking to kids about the importance of proper nutrition and a healthy lifestyle.

Lions TE Joseph Fauria may get a bigger role in the passing game.

Packers rookie LT David Bakhtiari had a rough game against the Bengals on Sunday.

The Vikings playing a home game in London is bad news for some Minnesota businesses.

What’s the next step for a new Falcons stadium?

Panthers coach Ron Rivera says running the ball helps QB Cam Newton get in a rhythm.

The last time the Saints played the Dolphins, they overcame a 21-point deficit to win.

How likely is it that the Bucs could turn things around and make the playoffs?

Mental miscues are a major problem for the Cardinals.

The Rams say they’ve moved past Sunday’s ugly loss to the Cowboys and are now focused on the 49ers.

San Francisco S Donte Whitner says he’s been assured he won’t be fined for his “crown of the helmet” penalty, which came when he led with the shoulder as he tackled Colts RB Ahmad Bradshaw.

Michael Bennett is a perfect fit for what the Seahawks are doing on the defensive line.